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 28 July 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Spreadsheets
Rank 371 325 367
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +42
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 244 271 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.47% 0.55% 0.43%
As % of the Applications category 3.90% 4.16% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 163 106
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£343 £289 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -7.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £150 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £537 £522
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £270 £275
% change year-on-year
- -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 26
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £9.84 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £29.20 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.04 £13.75 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-27.01% +5.76%
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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
6252 6516 6037
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.10% 13.19% 12.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3709 3623 3301
Average daily rate £350 £331 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.74% -5.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 614 704 614
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.77 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.45% -1.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

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 28 July 2015.

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 28 July 2015.

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 28 July 2015. 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 +4 127 £475 +46.15% 25
South East -43 39 £315 +28.57% 12
East of England -11 14 £190 -64.65%
North West -18 13 £421 +98.23% 3
West Midlands -1 12 £313 +38.88%
South West 0 10 £280 -17.64% 6
East Midlands -5 9 £140 -46.66% 3
North East -18 9 £235 -
Yorkshire -26 9 £113 -65.38% 6
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UK

Spreadsheet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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.

1 161 (34.62%) Finance
2 122 (26.24%) MS Excel
3 103 (22.15%) Microsoft
4 72 (15.48%) MS Office
4 72 (15.48%) Analytical Skills
5 70 (15.05%) SQL
6 54 (11.61%) Degree
7 50 (10.75%) Project Management
8 49 (10.54%) Banking
9 48 (10.32%) MS PowerPoint
10 45 (9.68%) Windows
10 45 (9.68%) Analytics
11 41 (8.82%) Security Cleared
12 40 (8.60%) VBA
13 39 (8.39%) Agile Software Development
14 34 (7.31%) Data Analysis
15 31 (6.67%) Google
15 31 (6.67%) Front Office
16 30 (6.45%) ITIL
16 30 (6.45%) Retail
17 29 (6.24%) Oracle
17 29 (6.24%) HTML
17 29 (6.24%) Management Information System
18 28 (6.02%) UNIX
19 27 (5.81%) MS Project
20 26 (5.59%) Java
20 26 (5.59%) PRINCE2
21 25 (5.38%) OO
21 25 (5.38%) Asset Management
22 24 (5.16%) CSS

Spreadsheet
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 17 (3.66%) SharePoint
2 14 (3.01%) SAS
3 6 (1.29%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.29%) CMS
3 6 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (0.86%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.43%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (0.43%) WorkSite
8 1 (0.22%) WordPress
8 1 (0.22%) Lync
8 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.22%) IIS
8 1 (0.22%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 122 (26.24%) MS Excel
2 72 (15.48%) MS Office
3 48 (10.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 27 (5.81%) MS Project
5 15 (3.23%) MS Visio
6 9 (1.94%) SPSS
6 9 (1.94%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.86%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.43%) assyst
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.22%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.22%) Sage 1000
4 1 (0.22%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.22%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 1 (0.22%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.22%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.22%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.22%) Endur
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.22%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.22%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.72%) SaaS
1 8 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (1.51%) Google Analytics
3 6 (1.29%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.43%) Office 365
4 2 (0.43%) Google Drive
5 1 (0.22%) Silverpop
5 1 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.22%) Basecamp
5 1 (0.22%) IaaS
5 1 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.30%) Internet
2 12 (2.58%) LAN
3 11 (2.37%) ATM
4 10 (2.15%) Intranet
4 10 (2.15%) Wireless
4 10 (2.15%) WAN
5 8 (1.72%) VPN
5 8 (1.72%) VLAN
6 7 (1.51%) Network Security
7 6 (1.29%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (1.29%) Ethernet
7 6 (1.29%) TCP/IP
7 6 (1.29%) VoIP
7 6 (1.29%) WLAN
8 4 (0.86%) MPLS
9 3 (0.65%) DNS
9 3 (0.65%) SAN
10 2 (0.43%) Firewall
10 2 (0.43%) IP Telephony
10 2 (0.43%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.30%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.15%) Data Mining
2 10 (2.15%) BusinessObjects
3 9 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (1.72%) MS Access
4 8 (1.72%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.86%) Big Data
7 3 (0.65%) Oracle OLAP
7 3 (0.65%) QlikView
7 3 (0.65%) OLAP
8 2 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.43%) SAP BW
8 2 (0.43%) Base SAS
8 2 (0.43%) Data Mart
8 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.43%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.43%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 1 (0.22%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 6 (1.29%) Subversion
2 3 (0.65%) JIRA
3 2 (0.43%) Maven
4 1 (0.22%) Hudson
4 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
General
1 161 (34.62%) Finance
2 49 (10.54%) Banking
3 31 (6.67%) Front Office
4 30 (6.45%) Retail
5 21 (4.52%) Marketing
6 18 (3.87%) Telecoms
7 15 (3.23%) Investment Banking
8 13 (2.80%) Pharmaceutical
9 12 (2.58%) Advertising
10 8 (1.72%) Manufacturing
11 6 (1.29%) Financial Institution
12 5 (1.08%) Publishing
12 5 (1.08%) Games
13 4 (0.86%) Law
13 4 (0.86%) Legal
13 4 (0.86%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.65%) Local Government
14 3 (0.65%) Back Office
15 2 (0.43%) Billing
15 2 (0.43%) French Language
Job Titles
1 153 (32.90%) Analyst
2 75 (16.13%) Developer
3 48 (10.32%) Coordinator
4 38 (8.17%) Business Analyst
5 35 (7.53%) Data Analyst
6 29 (6.24%) Project Coordinator
7 22 (4.73%) Administrator
7 22 (4.73%) VBA Developer
8 20 (4.30%) Excel Developer
9 18 (3.87%) Excel VBA Developer
10 17 (3.66%) Architect
11 15 (3.23%) Support Analyst
11 15 (3.23%) Python Developer
12 12 (2.58%) Project Manager
12 12 (2.58%) Process Analyst
13 11 (2.37%) Consultant
14 10 (2.15%) Project Officer
15 9 (1.94%) Insurance Business Analyst
15 9 (1.94%) Business Process Analyst
15 9 (1.94%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (6.24%) HTML
2 24 (5.16%) CSS
3 21 (4.52%) .NET
4 17 (3.66%) XML
5 8 (1.72%) HTML5
5 8 (1.72%) jQuery
6 7 (1.51%) Ajax
7 6 (1.29%) WCF
7 6 (1.29%) WPF
7 6 (1.29%) SciPy
7 6 (1.29%) NumPy
7 6 (1.29%) CSS3
8 5 (1.08%) ASP.NET
8 5 (1.08%) Middleware
8 5 (1.08%) WinForms
9 4 (0.86%) MSMQ
9 4 (0.86%) WebSphere MQ
10 3 (0.65%) Web Services
10 3 (0.65%) Spring
10 3 (0.65%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 72 (15.48%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (6.24%) Management Information System
3 21 (4.52%) Data Structures
4 18 (3.87%) Market Risk
5 16 (3.44%) Visualisation
5 16 (3.44%) Credit Risk
6 14 (3.01%) User Experience
6 14 (3.01%) Derivative
6 14 (3.01%) Grid Computing
7 12 (2.58%) NHS
8 9 (1.94%) Statistics
8 9 (1.94%) Data Centre
9 8 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (1.29%) RIA
10 6 (1.29%) iPhone
10 6 (1.29%) Raspberry Pi
11 5 (1.08%) Algorithms
12 4 (0.86%) Performance Metrics
12 4 (0.86%) BYOD
12 4 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 45 (9.68%) Windows
2 28 (6.02%) UNIX
3 14 (3.01%) Linux
4 10 (2.15%) Windows 7
5 6 (1.29%) Android
5 6 (1.29%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.43%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.43%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (10.75%) Project Management
2 45 (9.68%) Analytics
3 39 (8.39%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (7.31%) Data Analysis
5 30 (6.45%) ITIL
6 26 (5.59%) PRINCE2
7 25 (5.38%) OO
7 25 (5.38%) Asset Management
8 22 (4.73%) Business Analysis
9 21 (4.52%) Business Intelligence
9 21 (4.52%) Migration
10 20 (4.30%) Service Management
11 19 (4.09%) Validation
12 18 (3.87%) E-Commerce
12 18 (3.87%) Time Management
13 17 (3.66%) Data Management
14 16 (3.44%) Content Management
14 16 (3.44%) Change Management
15 15 (3.23%) Scrum
15 15 (3.23%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 70 (15.05%) SQL
2 40 (8.60%) VBA
3 26 (5.59%) Java
4 23 (4.95%) Python
5 20 (4.30%) C#
6 15 (3.23%) C++
7 14 (3.01%) JavaScript
7 14 (3.01%) Perl
8 10 (2.15%) C
9 8 (1.72%) R
9 8 (1.72%) VB
10 5 (1.08%) VB.NET
10 5 (1.08%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.86%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.86%) Ruby
12 2 (0.43%) ABAP
13 1 (0.22%) RPG
13 1 (0.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 54 (11.61%) Degree
2 41 (8.82%) Security Cleared
3 17 (3.66%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.72%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.51%) ISEB
5 7 (1.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.08%) MCSE
7 5 (1.08%) CISA
8 4 (0.86%) CIMA
9 3 (0.65%) ACCA
9 3 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (0.65%) APMP
10 2 (0.43%) AAT
10 2 (0.43%) NVQ Level 3
10 2 (0.43%) DCSE
10 2 (0.43%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.43%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.43%) CCAB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.15%) QA
2 5 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.86%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 4 (0.86%) GCP
4 3 (0.65%) SLA
5 2 (0.43%) GAAP
5 2 (0.43%) GMP
5 2 (0.43%) DICOM
5 2 (0.43%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.22%) P3O
6 1 (0.22%) COREP
6 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.22%) Basel III
System Software
1 22 (4.73%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.86%) XenApp
4 1 (0.22%) XenServer
4 1 (0.22%) vSphere
4 1 (0.22%) vCloud
4 1 (0.22%) Firmware
4 1 (0.22%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (1.94%) NetBackup
2 8 (1.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (0.86%) Control-M
4 2 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.43%) SCCM
5 1 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.22%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 103 (22.15%) Microsoft
2 31 (6.67%) Google
3 29 (6.24%) Oracle
4 19 (4.09%) SAP
5 18 (3.87%) Cisco
6 12 (2.58%) Citrix
6 12 (2.58%) Apple
7 11 (2.37%) Symantec
7 11 (2.37%) Tableau
8 10 (2.15%) Remedy
9 9 (1.94%) VMware
10 7 (1.51%) HP
11 6 (1.29%) Facebook
12 5 (1.08%) Endeca
12 5 (1.08%) DevExpress
12 5 (1.08%) Baan
12 5 (1.08%) CheckPoint
12 5 (1.08%) Bloomberg
13 4 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (0.86%) Reuters
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