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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Spreadsheets
Rank 366 326 345
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +19
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 243 268 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.52% 0.46%
As % of the Applications category 3.62% 4.01% 3.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 166 113
Average daily rate
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£325 £275 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -7.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £148 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £589 £475 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £245 £238 £255
% change year-on-year
+3.15% -6.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 28 18
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £13.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.02 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.40 £18.99 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £13.50 £13.95
% change year-on-year
-14.81% -3.19%

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
6709 6676 6089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.37% 13.04% 12.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3942 3614 3073
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 695 658 733
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £9.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.98 £32.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.70
% change year-on-year
- -4.45%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -41 230 £325 +18.18% 21
London +13 98 £450 +38.46% 9
South East -55 41 £300 +9.48% 6
City of London +10 30 £450 +20.00% 3
South West -20 23 £325 +18.18% 2
West Midlands +6 22 £160 -52.59%
Hampshire -9 15 £303 +34.66%
East Midlands -9 13 £226 +29.28%
Wiltshire -5 10 £325 +18.18%
East of England -8 10 £85 -64.76%
Yorkshire -17 10 £230 -17.85% 3
Birmingham -2 9 £165 -54.16%
North West -9 9 £550 +292.15%
West Yorkshire -20 9 £230 -8.91% 3
Leeds -12 7 £223 -36.42% 2
Cambridgeshire -8 6 - -
Bristol -13 6 £380 +111.11%
Berkshire -21 6 £413 +43.79% 2
Manchester -12 5 £550 +292.15%
Surrey -14 5 £140 -49.09% 1
Derbyshire +17 4 - -
Basingstoke - 4 £340 -
Gloucestershire -14 3 £333 -7.63% 2
North East -26 3 - -
Northamptonshire -33 3 £190 +8.57%
Worcestershire - 3 £140 -
Cheltenham - 3 £333 - 1
Swindon -9 2 £107 -61.09%
Northampton -21 2 £190 +4.82%
Nottingham - 2 £245 -

Spreadsheet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 204 (36.56%) MS Excel
2 172 (30.82%) Microsoft
3 171 (30.65%) Finance
4 116 (20.79%) MS PowerPoint
5 112 (20.07%) MS Office
6 110 (19.71%) SQL
7 96 (17.20%) Analytical Skills
8 71 (12.72%) VBA
9 58 (10.39%) Oracle
9 58 (10.39%) E-Learning
10 55 (9.86%) Windows
11 48 (8.60%) .NET
11 48 (8.60%) Security Cleared
12 46 (8.24%) Degree
13 45 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
14 44 (7.89%) Migration
15 43 (7.71%) Project Management
16 40 (7.17%) SQL Server
17 39 (6.99%) Banking
18 37 (6.63%) Windows 7
19 35 (6.27%) Data Analysis
20 34 (6.09%) MS Project
21 33 (5.91%) Business Intelligence
21 33 (5.91%) Management Information System
21 33 (5.91%) Agile Software Development
22 32 (5.73%) C#
22 32 (5.73%) MS Visio
23 31 (5.56%) SAP
23 31 (5.56%) Telecoms
24 27 (4.84%) XML

Spreadsheet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 18 (3.23%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.43%) CMS
3 4 (0.72%) SAS
4 3 (0.54%) Drupal
5 2 (0.36%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.36%) Lync
5 2 (0.36%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.18%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (0.18%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.18%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.18%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 204 (36.56%) MS Excel
2 116 (20.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 112 (20.07%) MS Office
4 34 (6.09%) MS Project
5 32 (5.73%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.90%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.54%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.54%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.18%) Quicktime
8 1 (0.18%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 8 (1.43%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (0.90%) Google Analytics
3 4 (0.72%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.54%) Hyperion Planning
4 3 (0.54%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.36%) Oracle Payroll
5 2 (0.36%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.18%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.18%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.18%) Maximo
6 1 (0.18%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.18%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.18%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.18%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.18%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 1 (0.18%) CA Clarity
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.18%) SAP SEM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.54%) Google Apps
2 2 (0.36%) SaaS
3 1 (0.18%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.97%) Firewall
2 9 (1.61%) Internet
3 8 (1.43%) SAN
3 8 (1.43%) WAN
3 8 (1.43%) ATM
4 7 (1.25%) LAN
5 4 (0.72%) DNS
5 4 (0.72%) MPLS
6 3 (0.54%) DMZ
6 3 (0.54%) HTTPS
6 3 (0.54%) FTP
6 3 (0.54%) NAS
7 2 (0.36%) LDAP
7 2 (0.36%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (0.36%) Intranet
8 1 (0.18%) GGSN
8 1 (0.18%) SGSN
8 1 (0.18%) Network Security
8 1 (0.18%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.18%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (7.17%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.66%) MS Access
3 25 (4.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (3.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 20 (3.58%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (2.87%) Relational Database
7 15 (2.69%) Crystal Reports
8 10 (1.79%) QlikView
9 8 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (0.90%) Star Schema
11 4 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (0.72%) Cognos Powerplay
11 4 (0.72%) MySQL
11 4 (0.72%) DTS
11 4 (0.72%) Data Mining
11 4 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.72%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.72%) Cognos Analysis Studio
11 4 (0.72%) Cognos Report Studio
Development Applications
1 8 (1.43%) StarTeam
2 4 (0.72%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.36%) Dreamweaver
3 2 (0.36%) JIRA
4 1 (0.18%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.18%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.18%) LSMW
General
1 171 (30.65%) Finance
2 39 (6.99%) Banking
3 31 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 25 (4.48%) Retail
5 22 (3.94%) Marketing
6 17 (3.05%) Investment Banking
7 16 (2.87%) Billing
7 16 (2.87%) Front Office
8 8 (1.43%) Publishing
9 6 (1.08%) Law
9 6 (1.08%) Legal
9 6 (1.08%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.90%) Back Office
10 5 (0.90%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.72%) Advertising
12 2 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.36%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.18%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 155 (27.78%) Analyst
2 93 (16.67%) Developer
3 58 (10.39%) Microsoft Specialist
4 40 (7.17%) Applications Specialist
5 36 (6.45%) Project Manager
6 35 (6.27%) Business Analyst
7 30 (5.38%) Data Analyst
8 29 (5.20%) Administrator
9 24 (4.30%) Excel Developer
10 23 (4.12%) Coordinator
11 20 (3.58%) VBA Developer
12 18 (3.23%) Excel VBA Developer
13 16 (2.87%) Report Analyst
14 15 (2.69%) Consultant
15 14 (2.51%) Architect
16 13 (2.33%) Technical Leader
17 12 (2.15%) Junior
18 11 (1.97%) Lead Developer
18 11 (1.97%) Business Manager
18 11 (1.97%) Project Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (8.60%) .NET
2 27 (4.84%) XML
3 17 (3.05%) ASP.NET
4 12 (2.15%) STL
4 12 (2.15%) HTML
4 12 (2.15%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 9 (1.61%) CSS
6 5 (0.90%) JSON
7 4 (0.72%) MDX
7 4 (0.72%) WPF
7 4 (0.72%) Web Services
7 4 (0.72%) WinForms
7 4 (0.72%) XSD
7 4 (0.72%) XSLT
8 2 (0.36%) DAO
8 2 (0.36%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.36%) JSP
8 2 (0.36%) ADO
8 2 (0.36%) Regular Expression
9 1 (0.18%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 96 (17.20%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (10.39%) E-Learning
3 33 (5.91%) Management Information System
4 14 (2.51%) Fixed Income
4 14 (2.51%) Derivative
5 12 (2.15%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 12 (2.15%) Grid Computing
6 11 (1.97%) Statistics
7 9 (1.61%) NHS
8 8 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (1.43%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.43%) Data Extraction
9 6 (1.08%) PMI
9 6 (1.08%) Data Structures
10 5 (0.90%) User Experience
10 5 (0.90%) Mathematics
11 4 (0.72%) Data Conversion
11 4 (0.72%) New Media
11 4 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.72%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 55 (9.86%) Windows
2 37 (6.63%) Windows 7
3 18 (3.23%) UNIX
4 15 (2.69%) Linux
5 7 (1.25%) Windows XP
6 4 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.36%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.18%) AIX
8 1 (0.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
2 44 (7.89%) Migration
3 43 (7.71%) Project Management
4 35 (6.27%) Data Analysis
5 33 (5.91%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (5.91%) Business Intelligence
6 25 (4.48%) Project Planning
7 24 (4.30%) Validation
7 24 (4.30%) Analytics
8 21 (3.76%) PRINCE2
8 21 (3.76%) Data Management
9 20 (3.58%) Business Analysis
9 20 (3.58%) Change Management
10 19 (3.41%) ITIL
10 19 (3.41%) Data Modelling
11 18 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
12 17 (3.05%) Workflow
13 16 (2.87%) Service Management
13 16 (2.87%) OO
13 16 (2.87%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 110 (19.71%) SQL
2 71 (12.72%) VBA
3 32 (5.73%) C#
4 26 (4.66%) VB
5 18 (3.23%) VB.NET
6 17 (3.05%) Python
7 16 (2.87%) VBScript
8 15 (2.69%) C++
9 13 (2.33%) T-SQL
10 10 (1.79%) Java
11 9 (1.61%) C
12 7 (1.25%) JavaScript
13 4 (0.72%) Korn
13 4 (0.72%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 3 (0.54%) sed
14 3 (0.54%) PHP
14 3 (0.54%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.54%) AWK
15 2 (0.36%) VB6
15 2 (0.36%) Perl
Qualifications
1 48 (8.60%) Security Cleared
2 46 (8.24%) Degree
3 26 (4.66%) SC Cleared
4 18 (3.23%) MOS
5 7 (1.25%) PMI Certification
5 7 (1.25%) ISEB
6 5 (0.90%) A+ Certification
6 5 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (0.54%) Postgraduate
8 2 (0.36%) CIMA
8 2 (0.36%) ACCA
8 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.36%) CISSP
8 2 (0.36%) MCP
8 2 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.18%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.18%) NVQ Level 4
9 1 (0.18%) AAT
9 1 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.12%) QA
2 7 (1.25%) SLA
3 4 (0.72%) JSP 440
3 4 (0.72%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.18%) P3O
5 1 (0.18%) EMIR
5 1 (0.18%) Basel III
5 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (0.72%) Active Directory
1 4 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (0.36%) Firmware
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.18%) XenApp
3 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (0.90%) WMI
2 4 (0.72%) HP UCMDB
3 3 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (0.36%) SCCM
4 2 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.18%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.18%) Nagios
5 1 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 172 (30.82%) Microsoft
2 58 (10.39%) Oracle
3 31 (5.56%) SAP
4 17 (3.05%) Business Objects
5 14 (2.51%) Google
6 12 (2.15%) HP
7 9 (1.61%) Cognos
8 7 (1.25%) Hyperion
9 6 (1.08%) Informatica
9 6 (1.08%) Fujitsu
9 6 (1.08%) Tableau
10 5 (0.90%) Red Hat
10 5 (0.90%) Adobe
11 4 (0.72%) Sun
11 4 (0.72%) EMC
11 4 (0.72%) Cisco
11 4 (0.72%) NetApp
11 4 (0.72%) BT
11 4 (0.72%) VMware
11 4 (0.72%) Teradata
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