The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Spreadsheets
Rank 333 372 320
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -52
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 285 204 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.52% 0.40% 0.52%
As % of the Applications category 4.01% 3.14% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 106 167
Average daily rate
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£289 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.52% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £128 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £522 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £275 £240
% change year-on-year
-1.81% +14.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 27 25
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.08 £9.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.40 £17.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £13.00 £14.30
% change year-on-year
+5.76% -9.07%
Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
7103 6503 7480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.98% 12.76% 12.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3930 3535 3897
Average daily rate £325 £340 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £155 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £305
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 736 665 772
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £30.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 +40 271 £289 -7.52% 51
London +36 124 £325 -18.75% 20
South East +16 66 £245 +8.88% 7
City of London +32 32 £363 +11.69% 8
East of England -10 23 £538 +66.66% 4
Berkshire +13 20 £255 -4.67%
Hampshire +1 15 £195 - 1
East Midlands -2 12 £263 -12.50% 5
West Midlands -6 12 £225 -10.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +3 11 £185 -58.88% 1
North West -7 11 £213 +21.42% 7
South West -22 11 £340 +86.30% 4
Reading +16 10 £294 -
Yorkshire +1 9 £325 +116.66% 3
Bedfordshire - 9 £590 - 1
Milton Keynes +7 8 £185 -58.88%
Northamptonshire - 8 £258 - 1
West Sussex +4 7 £300 +20.00% 1
Crawley - 7 £300 -
West Yorkshire -2 6 £307 +104.33% 2
Birmingham +1 5 £225 -
Hertfordshire -1 5 - -
Scotland -13 5 £280 - 3
Luton - 5 £590 -
Slough +5 4 £209 +57.54%
Wiltshire +1 4 £383 +77.90%
Bristol -19 4 £268 - 2
Bracknell +8 3 £225 +100.00%
Merseyside +5 3 £325 - 1
Liverpool +1 3 £325 - 1

Spreadsheet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 175 (33.02%) Finance
2 164 (30.94%) MS Excel
3 135 (25.47%) Microsoft
4 106 (20.00%) SQL
5 89 (16.79%) Project Management
6 72 (13.58%) Degree
7 71 (13.40%) MS Office
8 62 (11.70%) VBA
9 50 (9.43%) Data Analysis
10 48 (9.06%) Windows
11 46 (8.68%) Telecoms
11 46 (8.68%) Management Information System
12 45 (8.49%) Migration
12 45 (8.49%) MS PowerPoint
12 45 (8.49%) Security Cleared
13 44 (8.30%) Stakeholder Management
13 44 (8.30%) Oracle
14 42 (7.92%) PRINCE2
14 42 (7.92%) Banking
15 40 (7.55%) SQL Server
16 38 (7.17%) MS Project
17 35 (6.60%) SAP
17 35 (6.60%) Change Management
18 34 (6.42%) MS Access
19 32 (6.04%) UNIX
19 32 (6.04%) Service Management
20 29 (5.47%) Retail
21 28 (5.28%) SC Cleared
21 28 (5.28%) Configuration Management
21 28 (5.28%) Validation

Spreadsheet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 28 (5.28%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.32%) Lync
3 3 (0.57%) LiveCycle
3 3 (0.57%) SAS
3 3 (0.57%) WordPress
4 2 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.19%) Confluence
5 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.19%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.19%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 164 (30.94%) MS Excel
2 71 (13.40%) MS Office
3 45 (8.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 38 (7.17%) MS Project
5 28 (5.28%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.94%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.57%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.38%) Open Workbench
8 2 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.38%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.38%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.19%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.94%) Cognos TM1
2 3 (0.57%) SAP R/3
2 3 (0.57%) Hyperion Planning
3 2 (0.38%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.38%) Summit
3 2 (0.38%) SAP PM
3 2 (0.38%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.19%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.19%) HiPortfolio
4 1 (0.19%) Agresso
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.19%) SAP MDM
4 1 (0.19%) Maximo
4 1 (0.19%) MultiFonds
4 1 (0.19%) HFM
4 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.57%) IBM Blueworks
2 2 (0.38%) Office 365
3 1 (0.19%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.13%) IP Telephony
1 6 (1.13%) Firewall
1 6 (1.13%) Internet
1 6 (1.13%) ATM
2 5 (0.94%) NetScaler
2 5 (0.94%) LAN
2 5 (0.94%) SDH
2 5 (0.94%) HTTP
2 5 (0.94%) DWDM
3 4 (0.75%) HTTPS
3 4 (0.75%) SAN
3 4 (0.75%) WAN
3 4 (0.75%) FTP
3 4 (0.75%) NAS
4 3 (0.57%) Intranet
4 3 (0.57%) VLAN
5 2 (0.38%) GGSN
5 2 (0.38%) SGSN
5 2 (0.38%) SSL
5 2 (0.38%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (7.55%) SQL Server
2 34 (6.42%) MS Access
3 13 (2.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (1.89%) Relational Database
6 9 (1.70%) BusinessObjects
6 9 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.13%) Crystal Reports
7 6 (1.13%) Data Mining
8 4 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.57%) Data Mart
10 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.38%) Essbase
10 2 (0.38%) Siebel EIM
10 2 (0.38%) FileMaker
10 2 (0.38%) DB2
10 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (0.94%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.57%) StarTeam
3 2 (0.38%) LSMW
3 2 (0.38%) Subversion
3 2 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.38%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.19%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.19%) JIRA
4 1 (0.19%) Selenium
General
1 175 (33.02%) Finance
2 46 (8.68%) Telecoms
3 42 (7.92%) Banking
4 29 (5.47%) Retail
5 24 (4.53%) Marketing
6 18 (3.40%) Billing
7 17 (3.21%) Front Office
8 12 (2.26%) Investment Banking
9 10 (1.89%) Back Office
10 9 (1.70%) Publishing
11 6 (1.13%) Retail Banking
11 6 (1.13%) Manufacturing
11 6 (1.13%) Advertising
12 4 (0.75%) Games
12 4 (0.75%) Law
13 3 (0.57%) Legal
13 3 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.38%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.19%) Automotive
15 1 (0.19%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 168 (31.70%) Analyst
2 56 (10.57%) Developer
3 46 (8.68%) Project Manager
4 44 (8.30%) Data Analyst
5 41 (7.74%) Business Analyst
5 41 (7.74%) Administrator
6 32 (6.04%) Coordinator
7 19 (3.58%) Excel Developer
8 17 (3.21%) Consultant
9 16 (3.02%) Architect
10 15 (2.83%) Project Coordinator
11 14 (2.64%) VBA Developer
12 13 (2.45%) Solutions Architect
13 12 (2.26%) Project Administrator
14 11 (2.08%) Excel VBA Developer
14 11 (2.08%) Technical Manager
15 10 (1.89%) Database Developer
16 9 (1.70%) Systems Administrator
16 9 (1.70%) Information Analyst
17 8 (1.51%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.45%) .NET
2 10 (1.89%) HTML
3 6 (1.13%) ASP.NET
3 6 (1.13%) CSS
4 5 (0.94%) OLE
5 4 (0.75%) Django
5 4 (0.75%) ADO
6 3 (0.57%) Murex MxML
6 3 (0.57%) XML
6 3 (0.57%) WinForms
6 3 (0.57%) Murex Flex
7 2 (0.38%) WPF
7 2 (0.38%) JSON
7 2 (0.38%) Middleware
7 2 (0.38%) ODBC
7 2 (0.38%) REST
8 1 (0.19%) QuickFIX
8 1 (0.19%) HTML5
8 1 (0.19%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (0.19%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 46 (8.68%) Management Information System
2 14 (2.64%) NHS
3 13 (2.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 13 (2.45%) PMI
4 11 (2.08%) GIS
4 11 (2.08%) Computer Science
5 10 (1.89%) Statistics
6 7 (1.32%) Symmetrix DMX
6 7 (1.32%) Data Extraction
6 7 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (1.13%) Blackberry
7 6 (1.13%) CLARiiON
8 5 (0.94%) Fixed Income
8 5 (0.94%) CMDB
9 4 (0.75%) Hedge funds
9 4 (0.75%) Social Media
10 3 (0.57%) Xbox
10 3 (0.57%) Informatics
10 3 (0.57%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.57%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 48 (9.06%) Windows
2 32 (6.04%) UNIX
3 19 (3.58%) Linux
4 16 (3.02%) Windows 7
5 9 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.75%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (16.79%) Project Management
2 50 (9.43%) Data Analysis
3 45 (8.49%) Migration
4 44 (8.30%) Stakeholder Management
5 42 (7.92%) PRINCE2
6 35 (6.60%) Change Management
7 32 (6.04%) Service Management
8 28 (5.28%) Configuration Management
8 28 (5.28%) Validation
9 26 (4.91%) Asset Management
10 24 (4.53%) Time Management
10 24 (4.53%) Change Control
11 23 (4.34%) Project Planning
12 22 (4.15%) Business Analysis
12 22 (4.15%) Risk Management
13 19 (3.58%) ITIL
14 18 (3.40%) Data Management
14 18 (3.40%) Data Migration
14 18 (3.40%) Analytics
15 17 (3.21%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 106 (20.00%) SQL
2 62 (11.70%) VBA
3 22 (4.15%) VB
4 12 (2.26%) T-SQL
5 11 (2.08%) C#
6 9 (1.70%) Java
6 9 (1.70%) C
7 8 (1.51%) VB.NET
8 6 (1.13%) Python
8 6 (1.13%) JavaScript
8 6 (1.13%) Perl
8 6 (1.13%) VBScript
9 5 (0.94%) Korn
10 4 (0.75%) AWK
10 4 (0.75%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.75%) C++
10 4 (0.75%) PHP
10 4 (0.75%) sed
11 2 (0.38%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.19%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 72 (13.58%) Degree
2 45 (8.49%) Security Cleared
3 28 (5.28%) SC Cleared
4 14 (2.64%) PMI Certification
5 12 (2.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 9 (1.70%) DV Cleared
7 8 (1.51%) ISEB
8 6 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (0.75%) NVQ Level 4
10 2 (0.38%) ECDL
10 2 (0.38%) ACCA
10 2 (0.38%) CIMA
10 2 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.19%) PMP
11 1 (0.19%) CCNP
11 1 (0.19%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.19%) CIPD
11 1 (0.19%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.21%) SLA
2 15 (2.83%) QA
3 3 (0.57%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.38%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.19%) Basel III
5 1 (0.19%) TickIT
5 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.19%) Basel II
System Software
1 12 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.94%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.19%) XenApp
4 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.19%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (1.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 9 (1.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 5 (0.94%) ITRS Geneos
2 5 (0.94%) Tivoli
2 5 (0.94%) BMC PATROL
2 5 (0.94%) Nagios
3 4 (0.75%) SCCM
4 3 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.38%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 135 (25.47%) Microsoft
2 44 (8.30%) Oracle
3 35 (6.60%) SAP
4 16 (3.02%) Business Objects
5 14 (2.64%) HP
6 13 (2.45%) VMware
7 12 (2.26%) Citrix
7 12 (2.26%) EMC
8 11 (2.08%) Sage
8 11 (2.08%) NetApp
9 10 (1.89%) Google
9 10 (1.89%) Red Hat
10 8 (1.51%) Primavera
11 7 (1.32%) Zoho
11 7 (1.32%) Remedy
12 6 (1.13%) Cisco
12 6 (1.13%) Mapinfo
12 6 (1.13%) Cognos
12 6 (1.13%) Isilon
13 5 (0.94%) Sun
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