The table below looks at the statistics for Spreadsheet skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Spreadsheet over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Spreadsheets
Rank 335 361 301
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -60
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 309 237 337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.45% 0.58%
As % of the Applications category 4.23% 3.57% 4.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 123 184
Average daily rate
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£300 £306 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £140 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £248 £225
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 34 33
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.36 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £17.50 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £13.55
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -0.35%

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

Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
7309 6641 7533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.92% 12.60% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 4109 3620 3918
Average daily rate £338 £333 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.50% -0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £150 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 717 655 794
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.64
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.20 £27.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.29%

Spreadsheet
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Spreadsheet Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Spreadsheet
Daily Rate Trend

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

Spreadsheet Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Spreadsheet
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Spreadsheet within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Spreadsheet Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Spreadsheet
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Spreadsheet Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Spreadsheet
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Spreadsheet within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Spreadsheet Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Spreadsheet
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Spreadsheet within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 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
England +30 294 £300 -4.00% 53
London +32 112 £375 -10.71% 16
South East +17 76 £260 +4.00% 7
City of London +14 31 £413 +9.27% 5
East of England -17 22 £564 +74.80%
Berkshire +17 21 £325 -13.33% 1
Buckinghamshire +13 20 £185 -35.08% 1
South West -25 17 £279 +39.37% 6
Milton Keynes +10 15 £185 -58.88% 1
Hampshire -2 15 £240 -31.42% 2
West Midlands -7 15 £225 -18.55% 1
East Midlands -15 15 £375 +50.00% 3
North West -10 14 £325 +44.44% 10
Yorkshire -1 13 £317 +68.80% 2
Reading +18 12 £325 - 1
Surrey +5 11 £239 -
Northamptonshire +1 11 £363 +93.33%
West Yorkshire -2 10 £317 +111.00% 2
Bedfordshire - 9 £590 -
Scotland -11 7 £304 - 1
Bristol -15 7 £289 -2.11% 4
Birmingham +2 6 £325 -5.79%
West Sussex +5 5 £350 +40.00% 1
Merseyside +1 5 £325 -
Leeds -3 5 £345 +130.00% 1
Cheshire 0 4 - - 4
Glasgow -11 4 - -
Hertfordshire -16 4 - -
Wiltshire - 4 £383 -
Liverpool +1 3 £325 -

Spreadsheet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 187 (34.12%) MS Excel
2 178 (32.48%) Finance
3 151 (27.55%) Microsoft
4 118 (21.53%) SQL
5 84 (15.33%) MS Office
6 83 (15.15%) Project Management
7 70 (12.77%) Degree
8 68 (12.41%) MS PowerPoint
9 66 (12.04%) VBA
10 55 (10.04%) Banking
11 53 (9.67%) Migration
12 49 (8.94%) Oracle
12 49 (8.94%) SQL Server
12 49 (8.94%) Windows
13 47 (8.58%) Data Analysis
14 46 (8.39%) Stakeholder Management
14 46 (8.39%) Security Cleared
15 43 (7.85%) Management Information System
16 41 (7.48%) Telecoms
16 41 (7.48%) MS Project
17 39 (7.12%) MS Access
18 38 (6.93%) PRINCE2
19 37 (6.75%) SAP
19 37 (6.75%) Retail
20 31 (5.66%) Validation
20 31 (5.66%) Change Management
20 31 (5.66%) Service Management
21 30 (5.47%) UNIX
21 30 (5.47%) MS Visio
22 29 (5.29%) Windows 7

Spreadsheet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 24 (4.38%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.28%) Lync
3 4 (0.73%) SAS
4 2 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.18%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (0.18%) LiveCycle
5 1 (0.18%) Confluence
5 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 187 (34.12%) MS Excel
2 84 (15.33%) MS Office
3 68 (12.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 41 (7.48%) MS Project
5 30 (5.47%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.91%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.36%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.36%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.36%) Open Workbench
7 2 (0.36%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.18%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 5 (0.91%) Cognos TM1
2 4 (0.73%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.55%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.55%) SAP R/3
4 2 (0.36%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.36%) Oracle HRMS
4 2 (0.36%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (0.36%) Summit
4 2 (0.36%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.18%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.18%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.18%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.18%) Maximo
5 1 (0.18%) Agresso
5 1 (0.18%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.18%) SAP SEM
5 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.55%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.18%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.46%) ATM
1 8 (1.46%) LAN
1 8 (1.46%) WAN
1 8 (1.46%) Firewall
2 7 (1.28%) Internet
3 6 (1.09%) IP Telephony
4 5 (0.91%) NetScaler
4 5 (0.91%) SAN
4 5 (0.91%) HTTP
5 4 (0.73%) FTP
5 4 (0.73%) HTTPS
5 4 (0.73%) NAS
5 4 (0.73%) Intranet
6 3 (0.55%) VLAN
6 3 (0.55%) MPLS
7 2 (0.36%) 3G
7 2 (0.36%) DWDM
7 2 (0.36%) SSL
7 2 (0.36%) DMZ
7 2 (0.36%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (8.94%) SQL Server
2 39 (7.12%) MS Access
3 19 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (3.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (2.37%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (2.19%) Relational Database
7 10 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (1.28%) Crystal Reports
9 6 (1.09%) Data Mining
10 5 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (0.73%) Data Mart
11 4 (0.73%) QlikView
12 3 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (0.36%) Cognos Analysis Studio
13 2 (0.36%) Cognos Report Studio
13 2 (0.36%) Cognos Framework Manager
13 2 (0.36%) Cognos Transformer
13 2 (0.36%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (1.09%) Visual Studio
2 4 (0.73%) StarTeam
3 2 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.36%) TortoiseSVN
3 2 (0.36%) LSMW
3 2 (0.36%) Subversion
4 1 (0.18%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.18%) Selenium
4 1 (0.18%) Git (software)
General
1 178 (32.48%) Finance
2 55 (10.04%) Banking
3 41 (7.48%) Telecoms
4 37 (6.75%) Retail
5 25 (4.56%) Marketing
6 21 (3.83%) Billing
7 19 (3.47%) Investment Banking
8 18 (3.28%) Front Office
9 10 (1.82%) Back Office
10 9 (1.64%) Retail Banking
11 8 (1.46%) Manufacturing
11 8 (1.46%) Publishing
12 6 (1.09%) Legal
13 5 (0.91%) Advertising
14 4 (0.73%) Games
14 4 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.36%) Automotive
15 2 (0.36%) Law
16 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
16 1 (0.18%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 175 (31.93%) Analyst
2 70 (12.77%) Developer
3 48 (8.76%) Project Manager
4 43 (7.85%) Business Analyst
5 41 (7.48%) Data Analyst
6 34 (6.20%) Coordinator
7 28 (5.11%) Administrator
8 27 (4.93%) Excel Developer
9 21 (3.83%) VBA Developer
10 19 (3.47%) Consultant
11 18 (3.28%) Project Coordinator
11 18 (3.28%) Excel VBA Developer
12 15 (2.74%) Architect
13 12 (2.19%) Solutions Architect
14 11 (2.01%) Junior
14 11 (2.01%) Information Analyst
15 10 (1.82%) SQL Developer
15 10 (1.82%) Database Developer
15 10 (1.82%) Project Analyst
16 9 (1.64%) MI Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.83%) .NET
2 10 (1.82%) ASP.NET
3 9 (1.64%) XML
4 7 (1.28%) HTML
5 5 (0.91%) JSON
6 4 (0.73%) Django
6 4 (0.73%) WinForms
6 4 (0.73%) ADO
7 3 (0.55%) CSS
7 3 (0.55%) STL
7 3 (0.55%) OLE
7 3 (0.55%) XSD
7 3 (0.55%) XSLT
7 3 (0.55%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 3 (0.55%) Murex MxML
7 3 (0.55%) Murex Flex
7 3 (0.55%) WPF
8 2 (0.36%) REST
8 2 (0.36%) ODBC
8 2 (0.36%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 43 (7.85%) Management Information System
2 14 (2.55%) Statistics
3 13 (2.37%) Computer Science
3 13 (2.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 12 (2.19%) NHS
4 12 (2.19%) PMI
5 11 (2.01%) GIS
6 8 (1.46%) Fixed Income
7 7 (1.28%) Data Extraction
7 7 (1.28%) E-Learning
8 5 (0.91%) Derivative
8 5 (0.91%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (0.91%) Blackberry
9 4 (0.73%) Mathematics
9 4 (0.73%) CMDB
9 4 (0.73%) Symmetrix DMX
9 4 (0.73%) Social Media
10 3 (0.55%) Xbox
10 3 (0.55%) Wiki
10 3 (0.55%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 49 (8.94%) Windows
2 30 (5.47%) UNIX
3 29 (5.29%) Windows 7
4 21 (3.83%) Linux
5 9 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.28%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.55%) Solaris
8 2 (0.36%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (15.15%) Project Management
2 53 (9.67%) Migration
3 47 (8.58%) Data Analysis
4 46 (8.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 38 (6.93%) PRINCE2
6 31 (5.66%) Service Management
6 31 (5.66%) Change Management
6 31 (5.66%) Validation
7 26 (4.74%) Risk Management
8 25 (4.56%) Business Analysis
8 25 (4.56%) Change Control
9 24 (4.38%) Project Planning
10 22 (4.01%) Configuration Management
10 22 (4.01%) Business Intelligence
11 21 (3.83%) Data Migration
12 20 (3.65%) Time Management
12 20 (3.65%) Analytics
12 20 (3.65%) ITIL
13 19 (3.47%) Asset Management
13 19 (3.47%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 118 (21.53%) SQL
2 66 (12.04%) VBA
3 27 (4.93%) VB
4 19 (3.47%) C#
5 16 (2.92%) T-SQL
6 12 (2.19%) C
7 10 (1.82%) VB.NET
8 9 (1.64%) Python
8 9 (1.64%) Java
9 8 (1.46%) C++
10 7 (1.28%) Perl
10 7 (1.28%) VBScript
11 6 (1.09%) Korn
12 5 (0.91%) JavaScript
13 4 (0.73%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.73%) AWK
13 4 (0.73%) sed
14 3 (0.55%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.36%) PHP
15 2 (0.36%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 70 (12.77%) Degree
2 46 (8.39%) Security Cleared
3 26 (4.74%) SC Cleared
4 13 (2.37%) PMI Certification
5 10 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 8 (1.46%) DV Cleared
6 8 (1.46%) ISEB
7 6 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (0.73%) NVQ Level 4
9 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.55%) ACCA
9 3 (0.55%) CIMA
10 2 (0.36%) ECDL
10 2 (0.36%) MCP
10 2 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.18%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.18%) HND
11 1 (0.18%) CCNP
11 1 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.18%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.92%) QA
2 15 (2.74%) SLA
3 4 (0.73%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.55%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.18%) Basel III
5 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.18%) Basel II
System Software
1 10 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.91%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (0.73%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.18%) XenApp
4 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (1.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 7 (1.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 5 (0.91%) BMC PATROL
2 5 (0.91%) Nagios
2 5 (0.91%) Tivoli
2 5 (0.91%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (0.36%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 2 (0.36%) SCCM
3 2 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.18%) WMI
Vendors
1 151 (27.55%) Microsoft
2 49 (8.94%) Oracle
3 37 (6.75%) SAP
4 19 (3.47%) Business Objects
5 13 (2.37%) HP
6 11 (2.01%) Red Hat
6 11 (2.01%) Sage
6 11 (2.01%) Google
7 10 (1.82%) VMware
7 10 (1.82%) EMC
7 10 (1.82%) Citrix
8 9 (1.64%) Cognos
8 9 (1.64%) NetApp
9 8 (1.46%) Cisco
10 7 (1.28%) Remedy
10 7 (1.28%) Zoho
11 6 (1.09%) Sun
11 6 (1.09%) Mapinfo
12 5 (0.91%) Adobe
13 4 (0.73%) Reuters
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