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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Spreadsheets
Rank 389 339 374
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +35
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 256 312 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.55% 0.44%
As % of the Applications category 3.76% 4.27% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 173 122
Average daily rate
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£350 £299 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.15% -0.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £165 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £537 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £286 £275 £235
% change year-on-year
+3.81% +17.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 23 36
Average hourly rate £12.50 £17.50 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +32.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.23 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £24.50 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £14.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-17.85% +7.69%

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
6811 7306 6764
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.67% 12.92% 12.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4010 4083 3701
Average daily rate £350 £338 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 640 716 659
Average hourly rate £15.23 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.82% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.25 £31.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.51 £15.39 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-5.68% -0.74%

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 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
England -56 233 £350 +18.24% 38
London +8 127 £408 +8.66% 13
South East -50 36 £270 +8.00% 7
City of London +8 26 £475 +22.58% 6
North West -30 16 £350 +12.44% 4
East Midlands -16 12 £160 -57.33% 1
Scotland -4 11 £316 +4.02% 1
East of England -5 11 £190 -67.79%
South West -14 11 £313 +12.10% 2
Manchester -13 10 £388 +51.96%
Berkshire -14 9 £206 -36.53%
Buckinghamshire -28 9 £278 +50.27%
West Midlands +2 8 £238 +5.55% 4
Milton Keynes -18 7 £298 +61.08%
Nottinghamshire -8 6 £163 - 1
Nottingham - 6 £163 - 1
Hertfordshire +6 5 - -
Leicestershire +2 5 £233 -45.29%
Edinburgh -9 5 £300 -
Hampshire -11 5 £298 +24.30% 2
North East -22 5 £130 - 1
West Yorkshire -27 5 £181 -42.73% 1
Yorkshire -33 5 £181 -42.73% 6
East Sussex - 5 - - 1
Glasgow +12 4 £333 - 1
Birmingham +5 4 £250 -23.07% 1
Bracknell -2 4 £225 -
Bristol -5 4 £310 +7.35% 2
South Wales -7 4 £338 +3.84%
Wales -10 4 £338 +3.84%

Spreadsheet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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.

1 182 (37.37%) Finance
2 130 (26.69%) MS Excel
3 116 (23.82%) Microsoft
4 80 (16.43%) SQL
5 64 (13.14%) MS Office
6 60 (12.32%) Analytical Skills
7 59 (12.11%) Banking
8 54 (11.09%) MS PowerPoint
8 54 (11.09%) Project Management
9 47 (9.65%) VBA
10 46 (9.45%) Windows
11 43 (8.83%) Degree
11 43 (8.83%) Security Cleared
12 40 (8.21%) Analytics
13 39 (8.01%) Agile Software Development
14 34 (6.98%) Data Analysis
15 33 (6.78%) ITIL
16 32 (6.57%) Asset Management
17 31 (6.37%) Retail
17 31 (6.37%) Oracle
17 31 (6.37%) MS Project
17 31 (6.37%) Front Office
18 29 (5.95%) UNIX
19 28 (5.75%) PRINCE2
20 27 (5.54%) Java
20 27 (5.54%) Service Management
20 27 (5.54%) Migration
21 26 (5.34%) Management Information System
22 24 (4.93%) Business Analysis
22 24 (4.93%) SQL Server

Spreadsheet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 23 (4.72%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.87%) SAS
3 7 (1.44%) CMS
4 5 (1.03%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (0.82%) Oracle Coherence
6 3 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.41%) WorkSite
7 2 (0.41%) Lync
8 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.21%) WordPress
8 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.21%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.21%) IIS
8 1 (0.21%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 130 (26.69%) MS Excel
2 64 (13.14%) MS Office
3 54 (11.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 31 (6.37%) MS Project
5 16 (3.29%) MS Visio
6 9 (1.85%) SPSS
7 7 (1.44%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (1.03%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.62%) Maximo
3 2 (0.41%) Agresso
3 2 (0.41%) assyst
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.21%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.21%) Sage 1000
4 1 (0.21%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.21%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.21%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.21%) Endur
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.21%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.21%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.21%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (1.03%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.41%) Office 365
3 2 (0.41%) SaaS
3 2 (0.41%) Google Drive
3 2 (0.41%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.21%) Silverpop
4 1 (0.21%) Basecamp
4 1 (0.21%) IaaS
4 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.87%) Internet
2 12 (2.46%) LAN
3 11 (2.26%) WAN
4 8 (1.64%) ATM
4 8 (1.64%) VLAN
4 8 (1.64%) Intranet
5 7 (1.44%) VPN
5 7 (1.44%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (1.44%) Wireless
6 6 (1.23%) TCP/IP
6 6 (1.23%) Ethernet
7 5 (1.03%) VoIP
7 5 (1.03%) WLAN
8 4 (0.82%) DNS
8 4 (0.82%) SAN
8 4 (0.82%) MPLS
9 2 (0.41%) Firewall
9 2 (0.41%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.41%) Radio Access Network
10 1 (0.21%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (4.93%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.46%) MS Access
3 11 (2.26%) BusinessObjects
4 10 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (2.05%) Data Mining
5 9 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (1.44%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.03%) MySQL
9 4 (0.82%) Data Mart
10 3 (0.62%) Oracle OLAP
10 3 (0.62%) OLAP
10 3 (0.62%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.62%) Big Data
11 2 (0.41%) Base SAS
11 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.41%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 2 (0.41%) Cognos Analysis Studio
11 2 (0.41%) Cognos Report Studio
11 2 (0.41%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 6 (1.23%) Subversion
2 4 (0.82%) Maven
3 2 (0.41%) JIRA
3 2 (0.41%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.41%) Hudson
4 1 (0.21%) JBehave
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.21%) TeamCity
General
1 182 (37.37%) Finance
2 59 (12.11%) Banking
3 31 (6.37%) Retail
3 31 (6.37%) Front Office
4 15 (3.08%) Telecoms
4 15 (3.08%) Marketing
5 14 (2.87%) Investment Banking
6 11 (2.26%) Pharmaceutical
7 9 (1.85%) Advertising
8 6 (1.23%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.03%) Billing
9 5 (1.03%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.03%) Retail Banking
9 5 (1.03%) Games
10 4 (0.82%) French Language
10 4 (0.82%) Back Office
10 4 (0.82%) Law
11 3 (0.62%) Legal
12 2 (0.41%) Electronics
12 2 (0.41%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 159 (32.65%) Analyst
2 69 (14.17%) Developer
3 42 (8.62%) Coordinator
3 42 (8.62%) Data Analyst
4 41 (8.42%) Business Analyst
5 25 (5.13%) Project Coordinator
6 24 (4.93%) VBA Developer
7 23 (4.72%) Administrator
8 21 (4.31%) Excel Developer
9 18 (3.70%) Excel VBA Developer
10 17 (3.49%) Architect
10 17 (3.49%) Consultant
11 16 (3.29%) Support Analyst
12 15 (3.08%) Python Developer
13 13 (2.67%) Junior
14 12 (2.46%) Project Manager
14 12 (2.46%) Process Analyst
14 12 (2.46%) PMO Analyst
15 11 (2.26%) Service Manager
15 11 (2.26%) Project Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.11%) XML
2 18 (3.70%) .NET
3 16 (3.29%) HTML
4 12 (2.46%) CSS
5 9 (1.85%) jQuery
6 6 (1.23%) SciPy
6 6 (1.23%) NumPy
6 6 (1.23%) Middleware
7 5 (1.03%) Web Services
8 4 (0.82%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.62%) JMS
9 3 (0.62%) Spring
9 3 (0.62%) Ajax
9 3 (0.62%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.62%) HTML5
9 3 (0.62%) WCF
9 3 (0.62%) WPF
10 2 (0.41%) Hibernate
10 2 (0.41%) WinForms
10 2 (0.41%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 60 (12.32%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (5.34%) Management Information System
3 19 (3.90%) Credit Risk
4 18 (3.70%) Market Risk
5 17 (3.49%) Data Structures
6 16 (3.29%) Grid Computing
7 14 (2.87%) Derivative
8 13 (2.67%) User Experience
9 8 (1.64%) Statistics
10 7 (1.44%) NHS
11 6 (1.23%) Data Extraction
11 6 (1.23%) Data Centre
12 5 (1.03%) BYOD
12 5 (1.03%) iPhone
12 5 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (1.03%) Mainframe
13 4 (0.82%) Fixed Income
13 4 (0.82%) Mathematics
13 4 (0.82%) Visualisation
13 4 (0.82%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 46 (9.45%) Windows
2 29 (5.95%) UNIX
3 19 (3.90%) Linux
4 9 (1.85%) Windows 7
5 6 (1.23%) Android
6 5 (1.03%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.41%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.41%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.21%) Solaris
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (11.09%) Project Management
2 40 (8.21%) Analytics
3 39 (8.01%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (6.98%) Data Analysis
5 33 (6.78%) ITIL
6 32 (6.57%) Asset Management
7 28 (5.75%) PRINCE2
8 27 (5.54%) Service Management
8 27 (5.54%) Migration
9 24 (4.93%) Business Analysis
10 20 (4.11%) Data Management
10 20 (4.11%) Change Management
10 20 (4.11%) Time Management
11 19 (3.90%) Business Intelligence
12 18 (3.70%) Service Delivery
12 18 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
13 17 (3.49%) OO
14 16 (3.29%) Change Control
15 15 (3.08%) Stakeholder Management
16 14 (2.87%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 80 (16.43%) SQL
2 47 (9.65%) VBA
3 27 (5.54%) Java
4 19 (3.90%) C#
5 18 (3.70%) Python
6 16 (3.29%) Perl
6 16 (3.29%) C
7 15 (3.08%) C++
8 14 (2.87%) JavaScript
9 12 (2.46%) VB
10 8 (1.64%) T-SQL
11 7 (1.44%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.03%) PHP
12 5 (1.03%) R
13 4 (0.82%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.41%) ABAP
14 2 (0.41%) VBScript
14 2 (0.41%) Ruby
15 1 (0.21%) Groovy
15 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 43 (8.83%) Degree
1 43 (8.83%) Security Cleared
2 17 (3.49%) DV Cleared
3 10 (2.05%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.64%) ISEB
4 8 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (1.03%) CISA
6 4 (0.82%) CIMA
6 4 (0.82%) MCSE
6 4 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.62%) A+ Certification
7 3 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (0.62%) NVQ Level 3
7 3 (0.62%) ACCA
7 3 (0.62%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.62%) DCSE
7 3 (0.62%) APMP
8 2 (0.41%) CCAB
9 1 (0.21%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.21%) ICAEW
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.26%) QA
2 6 (1.23%) SLA
3 5 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.41%) GMP
4 2 (0.41%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.41%) COREP
5 1 (0.21%) P3O
5 1 (0.21%) DICOM
5 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.21%) GAAP
5 1 (0.21%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.21%) GCP
System Software
1 22 (4.52%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.82%) XenApp
4 2 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.21%) XenServer
5 1 (0.21%) vSphere
5 1 (0.21%) vCloud
5 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.21%) Firmware
5 1 (0.21%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (1.85%) NetBackup
2 8 (1.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 5 (1.03%) SCCM
4 2 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.21%) Control-M
5 1 (0.21%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.21%) SCOM
5 1 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.21%) MOM
Vendors
1 116 (23.82%) Microsoft
2 31 (6.37%) Oracle
3 21 (4.31%) Google
4 20 (4.11%) SAP
5 15 (3.08%) Citrix
6 13 (2.67%) Symantec
6 13 (2.67%) Remedy
6 13 (2.67%) VMware
7 11 (2.26%) Cisco
8 10 (2.05%) HP
9 7 (1.44%) Adobe
10 6 (1.23%) Tableau
11 5 (1.03%) Altiris
11 5 (1.03%) Endeca
11 5 (1.03%) BMC
11 5 (1.03%) Dell
11 5 (1.03%) Apple
11 5 (1.03%) Baan
11 5 (1.03%) Bloomberg
11 5 (1.03%) CheckPoint
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