The first table below looks at the demand for Spreadsheet skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Spreadsheet over the 3 months to 14 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the England region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Spreadsheets
Rank 324 361 316
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -45
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 242 184 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.51% 0.40% 0.53%
As % of the Applications category 3.87% 3.12% 4.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 95 160
Average daily rate
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£290 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £273 £280 £250
% change year-on-year
-2.67% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 28 24
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.00 £10.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £17.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £13.35 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-0.74% -1.11%
Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
6248 5896 6912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.10% 12.90% 13.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3462 3215 3573
Average daily rate £325 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £159 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £305 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.45% -1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 685 625 729
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.16 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £31.00 £32.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
Spreadsheet
UK

Spreadsheet
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Spreadsheet across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

Spreadsheet Jobs Demand Trend in England

Spreadsheet
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Spreadsheet across the England region.

Spreadsheet Daily Rate Trend in England

Spreadsheet
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Spreadsheet across the England region over the 3 months to 14 July 2014.

Spreadsheet Daily Rate Histogram in England

Spreadsheet
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Spreadsheet across the England region.

Spreadsheet Hourly Rate Trend in England

Spreadsheet
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Spreadsheet across the England region over the 3 months to 14 July 2014.

Spreadsheet Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Spreadsheet
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Spreadsheet within the England region over the 3 months to 14 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +29 111 £325 -22.38% 21
South East +20 59 £260 +1.96% 7
East of England -5 21 £538 +82.20% 3
East Midlands +1 13 £173 -48.88% 3
West Midlands 0 13 £225 -10.00% 1
South West -22 10 £345 +89.04%
North West -12 7 £213 -22.72% 6
Yorkshire +3 6 £325 +116.66% 2
Spreadsheet
UK

Spreadsheet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 14 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Spreadsheet also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Spreadsheet.

1 167 (33.60%) Finance
2 150 (30.18%) MS Excel
3 124 (24.95%) Microsoft
4 101 (20.32%) SQL
5 84 (16.90%) Project Management
6 74 (14.89%) MS Office
7 72 (14.49%) Degree
8 65 (13.08%) VBA
9 48 (9.66%) Data Analysis
10 46 (9.26%) Telecoms
11 43 (8.65%) Oracle
12 42 (8.45%) PRINCE2
12 42 (8.45%) MS PowerPoint
13 41 (8.25%) SQL Server
13 41 (8.25%) MS Project
13 41 (8.25%) Migration
14 40 (8.05%) Stakeholder Management
15 39 (7.85%) Banking
16 37 (7.44%) Security Cleared
16 37 (7.44%) Management Information System
17 32 (6.44%) Service Management
17 32 (6.44%) Windows
18 30 (6.04%) MS Access
18 30 (6.04%) UNIX
18 30 (6.04%) Time Management
19 29 (5.84%) MS Visio
20 26 (5.23%) Asset Management
21 25 (5.03%) Retail
21 25 (5.03%) Marketing
21 25 (5.03%) SAP

Spreadsheet
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 14 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Spreadsheet also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Spreadsheet. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 23 (4.63%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.21%) Lync
3 4 (0.80%) LiveCycle
4 3 (0.60%) WordPress
5 2 (0.40%) SAS
5 2 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.20%) Confluence
Applications
1 150 (30.18%) MS Excel
2 74 (14.89%) MS Office
3 42 (8.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 41 (8.25%) MS Project
5 29 (5.84%) MS Visio
6 6 (1.21%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.60%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.40%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.20%) SPSS
9 1 (0.20%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 5 (1.01%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (0.40%) Summit
2 2 (0.40%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.20%) HiPortfolio
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.20%) Agresso
3 1 (0.20%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.20%) HFM
3 1 (0.20%) MultiFonds
3 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.20%) CA Clarity
3 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.20%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.20%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.20%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.20%) Demantra
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.40%) Office 365
1 2 (0.40%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.41%) SDH
1 7 (1.41%) DWDM
2 6 (1.21%) ATM
2 6 (1.21%) LAN
2 6 (1.21%) IP Telephony
3 5 (1.01%) WAN
3 5 (1.01%) Internet
4 4 (0.80%) SAN
4 4 (0.80%) HTTP
4 4 (0.80%) Firewall
4 4 (0.80%) NetScaler
5 3 (0.60%) NAS
5 3 (0.60%) VLAN
5 3 (0.60%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.60%) FTP
5 3 (0.60%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.40%) 3G
6 2 (0.40%) DNS
6 2 (0.40%) 4G
7 1 (0.20%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (8.25%) SQL Server
2 30 (6.04%) MS Access
3 15 (3.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (2.01%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (1.81%) Relational Database
7 9 (1.81%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (1.21%) Crystal Reports
8 6 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (1.01%) Data Mining
10 4 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.60%) Data Mart
11 3 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.40%) FileMaker
12 2 (0.40%) Siebel EIM
12 2 (0.40%) Essbase
12 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 2 (0.40%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (0.60%) StarTeam
1 3 (0.60%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.40%) TortoiseSVN
2 2 (0.40%) Subversion
3 1 (0.20%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.20%) LSMW
3 1 (0.20%) JIRA
3 1 (0.20%) Selenium
3 1 (0.20%) Git (software)
General
1 167 (33.60%) Finance
2 46 (9.26%) Telecoms
3 39 (7.85%) Banking
4 25 (5.03%) Retail
4 25 (5.03%) Marketing
5 19 (3.82%) Billing
6 18 (3.62%) Front Office
7 13 (2.62%) Investment Banking
8 9 (1.81%) Publishing
8 9 (1.81%) Back Office
9 5 (1.01%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.01%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.80%) Advertising
10 4 (0.80%) Games
11 3 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.60%) Legal
12 2 (0.40%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.40%) Law
13 1 (0.20%) Automotive
13 1 (0.20%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 170 (34.21%) Analyst
2 56 (11.27%) Developer
3 45 (9.05%) Business Analyst
4 44 (8.85%) Project Manager
5 41 (8.25%) Data Analyst
6 34 (6.84%) Administrator
7 32 (6.44%) Coordinator
8 17 (3.42%) Excel Developer
9 16 (3.22%) Architect
10 15 (3.02%) Project Coordinator
11 14 (2.82%) Consultant
12 13 (2.62%) Solutions Architect
12 13 (2.62%) VBA Developer
13 11 (2.21%) Project Administrator
14 10 (2.01%) Delivery Manager
15 9 (1.81%) Database Developer
15 9 (1.81%) Information Analyst
15 9 (1.81%) Junior
15 9 (1.81%) Excel VBA Developer
15 9 (1.81%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.41%) .NET
2 7 (1.41%) HTML
3 5 (1.01%) OLE
4 4 (0.80%) ADO
4 4 (0.80%) ASP.NET
4 4 (0.80%) CSS
4 4 (0.80%) XML
4 4 (0.80%) Middleware
5 3 (0.60%) Murex Flex
5 3 (0.60%) WPF
5 3 (0.60%) Django
5 3 (0.60%) Murex MxML
6 2 (0.40%) MDX
6 2 (0.40%) ODBC
7 1 (0.20%) FpML
7 1 (0.20%) Web Services
7 1 (0.20%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.20%) WinForms
7 1 (0.20%) AOM
7 1 (0.20%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 37 (7.44%) Management Information System
2 15 (3.02%) NHS
3 12 (2.41%) GIS
3 12 (2.41%) Computer Science
4 11 (2.21%) Statistics
4 11 (2.21%) PMI
5 10 (2.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (1.41%) Data Extraction
6 7 (1.41%) Symmetrix DMX
7 6 (1.21%) Blackberry
7 6 (1.21%) CLARiiON
8 5 (1.01%) Fixed Income
8 5 (1.01%) CMDB
8 5 (1.01%) Hedge funds
9 4 (0.80%) Social Media
9 4 (0.80%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.60%) Derivative
10 3 (0.60%) Wiki
10 3 (0.60%) Credit Risk
10 3 (0.60%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 32 (6.44%) Windows
2 30 (6.04%) UNIX
3 16 (3.22%) Linux
4 13 (2.62%) Windows 7
5 7 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.60%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.40%) Solaris
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (16.90%) Project Management
2 48 (9.66%) Data Analysis
3 42 (8.45%) PRINCE2
4 41 (8.25%) Migration
5 40 (8.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 32 (6.44%) Service Management
7 30 (6.04%) Time Management
8 26 (5.23%) Asset Management
9 25 (5.03%) Change Management
10 24 (4.83%) Validation
11 22 (4.43%) ITIL
11 22 (4.43%) Business Analysis
11 22 (4.43%) Project Planning
12 21 (4.23%) Change Control
13 20 (4.02%) Analytics
13 20 (4.02%) Configuration Management
14 17 (3.42%) Business Intelligence
14 17 (3.42%) E-Commerce
14 17 (3.42%) Data Migration
15 16 (3.22%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 101 (20.32%) SQL
2 65 (13.08%) VBA
3 22 (4.43%) VB
4 14 (2.82%) T-SQL
5 13 (2.62%) C#
6 9 (1.81%) Java
7 7 (1.41%) VBScript
7 7 (1.41%) VB.NET
7 7 (1.41%) C
8 5 (1.01%) Python
8 5 (1.01%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.01%) Perl
9 4 (0.80%) PHP
9 4 (0.80%) C++
9 4 (0.80%) Korn
10 3 (0.60%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.60%) AWK
10 3 (0.60%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.60%) sed
11 1 (0.20%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 72 (14.49%) Degree
2 37 (7.44%) Security Cleared
3 23 (4.63%) SC Cleared
4 12 (2.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 12 (2.41%) PMI Certification
5 9 (1.81%) DV Cleared
6 7 (1.41%) ISEB
7 6 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (0.80%) ACCA
8 4 (0.80%) CIMA
8 4 (0.80%) NVQ Level 4
9 2 (0.40%) ECDL
10 1 (0.20%) CCNP
10 1 (0.20%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.20%) CIPD
10 1 (0.20%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.20%) PMP
10 1 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.42%) SLA
2 11 (2.21%) QA
3 3 (0.60%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.40%) Basel III
4 2 (0.40%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.20%) CRD IV
5 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.20%) Basel II
5 1 (0.20%) TickIT
System Software
1 13 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.20%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.20%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (0.80%) Tivoli
1 4 (0.80%) BMC PATROL
1 4 (0.80%) Nagios
1 4 (0.80%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (0.60%) SCCM
3 2 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.40%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 124 (24.95%) Microsoft
2 43 (8.65%) Oracle
3 25 (5.03%) SAP
4 15 (3.02%) VMware
5 12 (2.41%) Business Objects
5 12 (2.41%) EMC
5 12 (2.41%) Citrix
6 11 (2.21%) NetApp
6 11 (2.21%) Sage
7 10 (2.01%) Red Hat
8 9 (1.81%) Google
9 7 (1.41%) Zoho
9 7 (1.41%) HP
9 7 (1.41%) Mapinfo
9 7 (1.41%) Remedy
9 7 (1.41%) Primavera
10 6 (1.21%) Cisco
10 6 (1.21%) Cognos
10 6 (1.21%) Isilon
11 4 (0.80%) Alias
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