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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Spreadsheets
Rank 340 355 319
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -36
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 303 249 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.47% 0.56%
As % of the Applications category 4.04% 3.75% 4.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 125 186
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £130 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £540 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £245 £225
% change year-on-year
+12.24% +8.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 40 31
Average hourly rate £16.00 £12.96 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.45% -16.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £17.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £12.91 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -13.95%

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
7505 6641 7435
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.03% 12.59% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4161 3619 3881
Average daily rate £338 £335 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.89% +1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 739 648 772
Average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.36 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £26.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -4.83%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +17 291 £299 -0.41% 51
London +16 102 £388 +1.43% 14
South East +30 63 £243 +4.30% 8
City of London +21 29 £394 +4.30% 5
Berkshire +16 21 £325 -23.07% 1
Buckinghamshire +11 20 £185 +54.16% 1
North West +1 19 £298 +26.59% 7
East of England -16 19 £538 +68.62%
Milton Keynes +7 17 £185 +54.16% 1
South West -34 17 £275 -6.77% 8
Hampshire -3 10 £265 -24.28% 3
Yorkshire -4 10 £345 +38.00% 2
West Midlands -24 10 £238 -14.02%
Surrey +1 9 £231 - 1
East Midlands -21 9 £400 +100.00% 2
Reading +19 8 £325 - 1
Merseyside +6 7 £325 - 1
West Yorkshire -1 7 £345 +53.33% 1
Bedfordshire -7 7 £590 -
Bristol -10 7 £289 -2.11% 3
Scotland -13 7 £304 - 2
Manchester -10 6 £295 +20.40% 2
Leeds -1 5 £345 +84.00% 1
Essex -7 5 £135 -74.28%
Cheshire +11 4 - - 1
Glasgow -13 4 - - 1
Hertfordshire -24 4 - -
West Sussex +3 2 £350 +40.00%
Nottinghamshire +1 2 - - 1
Liverpool -1 2 £325 - 1

Spreadsheet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 209 (36.73%) MS Excel
2 182 (31.99%) Finance
3 175 (30.76%) Microsoft
4 115 (20.21%) SQL
5 110 (19.33%) MS Office
6 106 (18.63%) Analytical Skills
7 103 (18.10%) MS PowerPoint
8 78 (13.71%) Project Management
9 69 (12.13%) Degree
10 60 (10.54%) VBA
11 53 (9.31%) Stakeholder Management
11 53 (9.31%) Banking
12 52 (9.14%) Oracle
13 50 (8.79%) Migration
14 48 (8.44%) Windows
15 45 (7.91%) Data Analysis
16 44 (7.73%) MS Project
16 44 (7.73%) SQL Server
16 44 (7.73%) Security Cleared
17 43 (7.56%) Telecoms
18 42 (7.38%) SAP
19 41 (7.21%) Management Information System
20 39 (6.85%) Retail
20 39 (6.85%) E-Learning
21 38 (6.68%) MS Access
22 35 (6.15%) PRINCE2
23 29 (5.10%) Windows 7
24 28 (4.92%) Change Management
24 28 (4.92%) Validation
24 28 (4.92%) MS Visio

Spreadsheet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (4.22%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.70%) SAS
2 4 (0.70%) Lync
3 2 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.18%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (0.18%) Confluence
4 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 209 (36.73%) MS Excel
2 110 (19.33%) MS Office
3 103 (18.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 44 (7.73%) MS Project
5 28 (4.92%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.88%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.35%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.35%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.35%) Open Workbench
7 2 (0.35%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.18%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 5 (0.88%) Oracle EBS R12
1 5 (0.88%) Cognos TM1
2 3 (0.53%) Google Analytics
2 3 (0.53%) SAP R/3
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle HRMS
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.35%) SAP PM
3 2 (0.35%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.18%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.18%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.18%) CA Clarity
4 1 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.18%) SAP MDM
4 1 (0.18%) Maximo
4 1 (0.18%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.53%) IBM Blueworks
2 2 (0.35%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.76%) Internet
1 10 (1.76%) ATM
2 8 (1.41%) Firewall
2 8 (1.41%) LAN
2 8 (1.41%) WAN
3 5 (0.88%) NetScaler
3 5 (0.88%) SAN
3 5 (0.88%) HTTP
4 4 (0.70%) HTTPS
4 4 (0.70%) FTP
4 4 (0.70%) Intranet
4 4 (0.70%) NAS
5 3 (0.53%) IP Telephony
5 3 (0.53%) MPLS
6 2 (0.35%) 3G
6 2 (0.35%) SSL
6 2 (0.35%) SNMP
6 2 (0.35%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.35%) DNS
6 2 (0.35%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (7.73%) SQL Server
2 38 (6.68%) MS Access
3 20 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (2.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (2.11%) BusinessObjects
5 12 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (2.11%) Relational Database
6 7 (1.23%) Crystal Reports
6 7 (1.23%) Data Mining
7 5 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (0.70%) QlikView
9 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.35%) Siebel EIM
10 2 (0.35%) SAP BI
10 2 (0.35%) FileMaker
10 2 (0.35%) Cognos Powerplay
10 2 (0.35%) DTS
10 2 (0.35%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (1.05%) Visual Studio
2 4 (0.70%) StarTeam
3 2 (0.35%) LSMW
4 1 (0.18%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.18%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.18%) JIRA
4 1 (0.18%) Subversion
4 1 (0.18%) Bugzilla
General
1 182 (31.99%) Finance
2 53 (9.31%) Banking
3 43 (7.56%) Telecoms
4 39 (6.85%) Retail
5 28 (4.92%) Marketing
6 22 (3.87%) Billing
7 19 (3.34%) Investment Banking
8 16 (2.81%) Front Office
9 9 (1.58%) Retail Banking
10 8 (1.41%) Back Office
11 7 (1.23%) Legal
11 7 (1.23%) Manufacturing
12 6 (1.05%) Publishing
13 5 (0.88%) Advertising
14 3 (0.53%) Games
14 3 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.35%) Automotive
15 2 (0.35%) Law
16 1 (0.18%) Electronics
16 1 (0.18%) Military
Job Titles
1 161 (28.30%) Analyst
2 76 (13.36%) Developer
3 49 (8.61%) Project Manager
4 39 (6.85%) Microsoft Specialist
5 37 (6.50%) Business Analyst
6 34 (5.98%) Coordinator
7 33 (5.80%) Data Analyst
8 31 (5.45%) Applications Specialist
9 28 (4.92%) Administrator
10 26 (4.57%) Excel Developer
11 22 (3.87%) VBA Developer
12 19 (3.34%) Excel VBA Developer
12 19 (3.34%) Consultant
13 17 (2.99%) Project Coordinator
14 13 (2.28%) Architect
14 13 (2.28%) Junior
15 11 (1.93%) MI Analyst
15 11 (1.93%) Information Analyst
16 10 (1.76%) Solutions Architect
16 10 (1.76%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.22%) .NET
2 11 (1.93%) XML
3 10 (1.76%) ASP.NET
4 8 (1.41%) HTML
5 6 (1.05%) STL
5 6 (1.05%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 5 (0.88%) JSON
7 4 (0.70%) WinForms
7 4 (0.70%) Django
7 4 (0.70%) WPF
8 3 (0.53%) CSS
8 3 (0.53%) XSD
8 3 (0.53%) XSLT
8 3 (0.53%) Web Services
8 3 (0.53%) OLE
9 2 (0.35%) Middleware
9 2 (0.35%) ODBC
9 2 (0.35%) JSP
9 2 (0.35%) REST
10 1 (0.18%) Murex MxML
Miscellaneous
1 106 (18.63%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (7.21%) Management Information System
3 39 (6.85%) E-Learning
4 15 (2.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 14 (2.46%) Computer Science
6 12 (2.11%) PMI
6 12 (2.11%) Statistics
7 11 (1.93%) NHS
7 11 (1.93%) Fixed Income
8 9 (1.58%) GIS
9 8 (1.41%) Derivative
9 8 (1.41%) Data Extraction
10 6 (1.05%) Grid Computing
10 6 (1.05%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 5 (0.88%) User Experience
11 5 (0.88%) Mathematics
11 5 (0.88%) Blackberry
12 4 (0.70%) Data Protection Act
12 4 (0.70%) CMDB
12 4 (0.70%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 48 (8.44%) Windows
2 29 (5.10%) Windows 7
3 25 (4.39%) UNIX
4 22 (3.87%) Linux
5 9 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.23%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.53%) Solaris
8 2 (0.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (13.71%) Project Management
2 53 (9.31%) Stakeholder Management
3 50 (8.79%) Migration
4 45 (7.91%) Data Analysis
5 35 (6.15%) PRINCE2
6 28 (4.92%) Change Management
6 28 (4.92%) Validation
6 28 (4.92%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (4.92%) Project Planning
7 25 (4.39%) Risk Management
7 25 (4.39%) Service Management
7 25 (4.39%) Change Control
8 24 (4.22%) Business Intelligence
9 23 (4.04%) Business Analysis
10 22 (3.87%) Analytics
10 22 (3.87%) Data Migration
11 20 (3.51%) Time Management
12 19 (3.34%) Data Management
13 18 (3.16%) ITIL
14 16 (2.81%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 115 (20.21%) SQL
2 60 (10.54%) VBA
3 24 (4.22%) VB
3 24 (4.22%) C#
4 16 (2.81%) T-SQL
5 12 (2.11%) Python
5 12 (2.11%) C++
6 11 (1.93%) C
7 9 (1.58%) Java
7 9 (1.58%) VB.NET
8 7 (1.23%) Perl
9 6 (1.05%) VBScript
9 6 (1.05%) Korn
10 4 (0.70%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.70%) JavaScript
10 4 (0.70%) AWK
10 4 (0.70%) sed
11 3 (0.53%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.35%) PHP
12 2 (0.35%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 69 (12.13%) Degree
2 44 (7.73%) Security Cleared
3 22 (3.87%) SC Cleared
4 13 (2.28%) PMI Certification
5 10 (1.76%) MOS
6 9 (1.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 8 (1.41%) ISEB
8 7 (1.23%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (0.70%) NVQ Level 4
11 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.53%) ACCA
11 3 (0.53%) CIMA
12 2 (0.35%) ECDL
12 2 (0.35%) MCP
12 2 (0.35%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 1 (0.18%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.18%) AAT
13 1 (0.18%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.81%) QA
2 13 (2.28%) SLA
3 4 (0.70%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.53%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.18%) Basel III
5 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.18%) Basel II
System Software
1 9 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (0.70%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.18%) XenApp
4 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (0.88%) ITRS Geneos
2 5 (0.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 5 (0.88%) BMC PATROL
2 5 (0.88%) Tivoli
2 5 (0.88%) Nagios
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 2 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.35%) SCCM
4 1 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.18%) WMI
Vendors
1 175 (30.76%) Microsoft
2 52 (9.14%) Oracle
3 42 (7.38%) SAP
4 22 (3.87%) Business Objects
5 11 (1.93%) Google
5 11 (1.93%) HP
5 11 (1.93%) Red Hat
6 9 (1.58%) VMware
6 9 (1.58%) EMC
6 9 (1.58%) Cognos
7 8 (1.41%) Sage
7 8 (1.41%) NetApp
7 8 (1.41%) Cisco
8 7 (1.23%) Zoho
8 7 (1.23%) Citrix
8 7 (1.23%) Remedy
9 6 (1.05%) Sun
9 6 (1.05%) Informatica
10 5 (0.88%) Fujitsu
11 4 (0.70%) Alias
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Bristol
Swan It Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £310 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
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Posted: Yesterday
Aldershot, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: 2 days ago
Leigh, Lancashire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £8.00 - £8.50 per week
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Rate: £300.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Intapeople
Rate: £400
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
London
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Rate: £700 - £800 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Oldham
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Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
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Posted: 16 days ago
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