The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Spreadsheets
Rank 432 389 373
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -16
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 191 222 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.37% 0.44% 0.46%
As % of the Applications category 3.49% 3.54% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 103 124
Average daily rate £290 £279 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.03% -14.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £127 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £254 £225 £280
% change year-on-year
+12.88% -19.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 22 18
Average hourly rate £12.75 £15.46 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% -0.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.20 £10.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.35 £27.32 £43.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.75 £12.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -16.66%
Spreadsheet
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
5471 6264 6478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.68% 12.38% 13.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3371 3423 3444
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £165 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 609 642
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -5.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.01 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -23 83 £375 +4.89% 8
South East -37 33 £310 +71.94% 3
Yorkshire +3 15 £196 -28.59% 1
West Midlands -16 15 £190 -38.95% 3
East of England +14 14 £260 +15.55% 1
South West +8 14 £289 +92.50% 5
North West -23 12 £168 -20.23% 2
North East -26 4 £180 -
East Midlands +5 1 - - 2
Spreadsheet
UK

Spreadsheet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 139 (36.29%) Finance
2 121 (31.59%) MS Excel
3 98 (25.59%) Microsoft
4 71 (18.54%) SQL
5 58 (15.14%) Analytical Skills
6 44 (11.49%) Banking
7 42 (10.97%) Windows
8 41 (10.70%) Project Management
8 41 (10.70%) Migration
9 40 (10.44%) MS Office
10 38 (9.92%) VBA
11 37 (9.66%) Oracle
11 37 (9.66%) Degree
12 34 (8.88%) SQL Server
13 32 (8.36%) PRINCE2
14 31 (8.09%) SharePoint
15 30 (7.83%) Management Information System
16 29 (7.57%) Data Analysis
16 29 (7.57%) MS PowerPoint
17 28 (7.31%) ITIL
18 27 (7.05%) Stakeholder Management
18 27 (7.05%) Security Cleared
19 24 (6.27%) Front Office
19 24 (6.27%) Telecoms
19 24 (6.27%) C#
20 20 (5.22%) SAP
20 20 (5.22%) Business Intelligence
21 19 (4.96%) Active Directory
22 18 (4.70%) NHS
22 18 (4.70%) MS Project

Spreadsheet
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 31 (8.09%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.83%) IIS
2 7 (1.83%) JBoss
2 7 (1.83%) WebLogic
3 6 (1.57%) CMS
4 5 (1.31%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.04%) IBM Notes
6 3 (0.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.78%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.78%) SAS
7 2 (0.52%) Documentum
7 2 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.52%) eRoom
8 1 (0.26%) Apache
8 1 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 121 (31.59%) MS Excel
2 40 (10.44%) MS Office
3 29 (7.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (4.70%) MS Project
5 8 (2.09%) MS Visio
6 7 (1.83%) Photoshop
7 4 (1.04%) SPSS
8 3 (0.78%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.78%) Adobe Premiere
9 2 (0.52%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.52%) Final Cut Pro
10 1 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.26%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 5 (1.31%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (1.04%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (1.04%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.04%) TradeThru
3 2 (0.52%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 2 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.26%) HFM
4 1 (0.26%) Lorenzo
4 1 (0.26%) Magento
4 1 (0.26%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.26%) Primavera
4 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.31%) Google Apps
2 2 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 2 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
2 2 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.52%) Office 365
3 1 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (0.26%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.39%) Internet
2 7 (1.83%) DNS
3 6 (1.57%) DHCP
4 5 (1.31%) Intranet
4 5 (1.31%) Remote Desktop
4 5 (1.31%) WebEx
5 4 (1.04%) OpenVPN
5 4 (1.04%) Wireless
6 3 (0.78%) VPN
7 2 (0.52%) 4G
7 2 (0.52%) DWDM
7 2 (0.52%) Firewall
7 2 (0.52%) HTTP
7 2 (0.52%) IP Telephony
7 2 (0.52%) SDH
7 2 (0.52%) Skype
7 2 (0.52%) WAN
7 2 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.26%) Cisco ISE
8 1 (0.26%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (8.88%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (2.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (2.61%) QlikView
5 8 (2.09%) Oracle Database
5 8 (2.09%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (1.83%) DB2
6 7 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.57%) MS Access
7 6 (1.57%) RDBMS
7 6 (1.57%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.04%) Power BI
9 3 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.78%) GIS
9 3 (0.78%) Hyperion Smart View
9 3 (0.78%) Spotfire
10 2 (0.52%) Data Mart
10 2 (0.52%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.52%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 6 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.04%) MSTest
3 3 (0.78%) JIRA
4 2 (0.52%) Selenium
4 2 (0.52%) SoapUI
4 2 (0.52%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.26%) JBehave
5 1 (0.26%) Maven
5 1 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.26%) TeamCity
General
1 139 (36.29%) Finance
2 44 (11.49%) Banking
3 24 (6.27%) Front Office
3 24 (6.27%) Telecoms
4 15 (3.92%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.35%) Back Office
6 8 (2.09%) Legal
6 8 (2.09%) Marketing
7 7 (1.83%) Billing
8 6 (1.57%) Retail
9 5 (1.31%) Local Government
9 5 (1.31%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (1.04%) French Language
10 4 (1.04%) German Language
10 4 (1.04%) Law
11 3 (0.78%) Publishing
11 3 (0.78%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.52%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.26%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 121 (31.59%) Analyst
2 42 (10.97%) Developer
3 39 (10.18%) Data Analyst
4 33 (8.62%) Administrator
5 22 (5.74%) Business Analyst
5 22 (5.74%) Coordinator
6 21 (5.48%) VBA Developer
7 19 (4.96%) Excel Analyst
8 18 (4.70%) Excel Developer
8 18 (4.70%) Project Manager
9 16 (4.18%) Consultant
9 16 (4.18%) Excel VBA Developer
9 16 (4.18%) Project Coordinator
9 16 (4.18%) Support Analyst
10 14 (3.66%) Junior
10 14 (3.66%) SQL Analyst
11 13 (3.39%) Data Migration Analyst
11 13 (3.39%) Migration Analyst
11 13 (3.39%) Project Analyst
12 9 (2.35%) PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.66%) .NET
2 9 (2.35%) Web Services
3 5 (1.31%) XML
4 4 (1.04%) HTML
4 4 (1.04%) J2EE
5 3 (0.78%) XSLT
6 2 (0.52%) ActiveX
6 2 (0.52%) CSS
6 2 (0.52%) Middleware
6 2 (0.52%) Murex Flex
6 2 (0.52%) Murex MxML
7 1 (0.26%) ADO
7 1 (0.26%) DAO
7 1 (0.26%) JMS
7 1 (0.26%) ODBC
7 1 (0.26%) OOXML
7 1 (0.26%) Protocol Buffers
7 1 (0.26%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 58 (15.14%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (7.83%) Management Information System
3 18 (4.70%) NHS
4 17 (4.44%) Fixed Income
5 15 (3.92%) Data Centre
6 13 (3.39%) Statistics
7 11 (2.87%) Derivative
8 8 (2.09%) Equities
8 8 (2.09%) Market Risk
9 6 (1.57%) Reference Data
10 5 (1.31%) Credit Risk
10 5 (1.31%) Data Extraction
10 5 (1.31%) Data Protection Act
10 5 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (1.04%) Blackberry
11 4 (1.04%) Computer Science
11 4 (1.04%) Data Structures
11 4 (1.04%) Mathematics
11 4 (1.04%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 42 (10.97%) Windows
2 16 (4.18%) Unix
3 13 (3.39%) Windows 7
4 6 (1.57%) Linux
4 6 (1.57%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.04%) Windows XP
6 3 (0.78%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.78%) Windows 2000
6 3 (0.78%) Windows Vista
7 2 (0.52%) NetWare
7 2 (0.52%) Solaris
7 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.26%) AIX
8 1 (0.26%) Android
8 1 (0.26%) HPUX
8 1 (0.26%) VMS
8 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (10.70%) Migration
1 41 (10.70%) Project Management
2 32 (8.36%) PRINCE2
3 29 (7.57%) Data Analysis
4 28 (7.31%) ITIL
5 27 (7.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 20 (5.22%) Business Intelligence
7 18 (4.70%) Change Management
8 17 (4.44%) Continuous Improvement
8 17 (4.44%) Time Management
8 17 (4.44%) Validation
9 16 (4.18%) Change Control
10 15 (3.92%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (3.92%) Data Migration
10 15 (3.92%) Risk Management
11 12 (3.13%) Data Management
11 12 (3.13%) ETL
11 12 (3.13%) Workflow
12 11 (2.87%) Analytics
13 10 (2.61%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 71 (18.54%) SQL
2 38 (9.92%) VBA
3 24 (6.27%) C#
4 9 (2.35%) Java
4 9 (2.35%) VB
5 7 (1.83%) C
5 7 (1.83%) Jython
5 7 (1.83%) PL/SQL
6 5 (1.31%) C++
7 4 (1.04%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.04%) VB6
8 3 (0.78%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.52%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.52%) PHP
9 2 (0.52%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.26%) Groovy
10 1 (0.26%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.26%) Perl
10 1 (0.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 37 (9.66%) Degree
2 27 (7.05%) Security Cleared
3 12 (3.13%) DV Cleared
4 10 (2.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 7 (1.83%) ISTQB
5 7 (1.83%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (1.31%) ACCA
8 4 (1.04%) CIMA
8 4 (1.04%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 4 (1.04%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 3 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.52%) CCNA
10 2 (0.52%) CIPD
10 2 (0.52%) HNC
10 2 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.52%) MBA
10 2 (0.52%) MCP
11 1 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.57%) QA
2 5 (1.31%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.31%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.04%) SLA
4 3 (0.78%) GAAP
5 2 (0.52%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.26%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.26%) GMP
6 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (4.96%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.31%) RACF
3 3 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.26%) Firmware
5 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (1.83%) HP UCMDB
2 3 (0.78%) ServiceCenter
2 3 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.52%) SCSM
4 1 (0.26%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.26%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.26%) MOM
4 1 (0.26%) RSA Archer
4 1 (0.26%) SCCM
4 1 (0.26%) SCOM
4 1 (0.26%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 98 (25.59%) Microsoft
2 37 (9.66%) Oracle
3 20 (5.22%) SAP
4 15 (3.92%) Sybase
5 13 (3.39%) HP
6 10 (2.61%) Adobe
6 10 (2.61%) Remedy
7 9 (2.35%) Apple
7 9 (2.35%) Google
7 9 (2.35%) PeopleSoft
8 8 (2.09%) Intel
8 8 (2.09%) Siebel
9 7 (1.83%) Bloomberg
10 6 (1.57%) Huawei
10 6 (1.57%) VMware
11 5 (1.31%) Cisco
11 5 (1.31%) IBM
12 4 (1.04%) BT
12 4 (1.04%) CheckPoint
12 4 (1.04%) Juniper
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