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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Spreadsheets
Rank 357 350 327
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -23
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 253 257 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.48% 0.49%
As % of the Applications category 3.77% 3.68% 3.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 153 128
Average daily rate
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£275 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £175 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £208 £300 £225
% change year-on-year
-30.83% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 18 25
Average hourly rate £15.98 £15.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.53% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.02 £10.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.22 £43.05 £23.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.24 £15.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +15.38%

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
6716 6989 6022
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.22% 13.12% 12.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3700 3619 3067
Average daily rate £350 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 658 654 710
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.85 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.36% +2.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £42.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -1.63%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 31 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -8 236 £275 -11.29% 33
London -1 95 £350 +12.00% 13
South East -16 58 £180 -44.61% 4
North West -1 29 £138 -57.69% 8
City of London +14 23 £318 -18.58% 2
Buckinghamshire +4 20 £263 +5.00% 1
Milton Keynes +10 18 £238 -5.00% 1
West Midlands -6 17 £313 -13.79% 1
Berkshire -6 15 £260 -33.96%
Yorkshire -12 14 £275 +46.66% 3
South West -10 11 £245 -4.85% 1
Oxfordshire - 11 £180 -
East of England +3 9 £225 -23.72% 3
Hampshire -1 8 £131 -70.83% 2
Manchester -8 8 £120 -52.47% 1
Coventry +3 7 - - 1
Sheffield +2 6 £120 -
Bristol 0 6 £190 -7.31% 1
South Yorkshire -3 6 £120 -33.33%
East Midlands -5 6 £150 -42.85%
Scotland -11 6 £275 +1.38%
Cambridgeshire +7 5 £163 -38.67%
Bedfordshire -7 5 £238 -47.22%
Cambridge +3 3 £163 -38.67%
Warwickshire +2 3 £325 -
Somerset -5 3 - -
Reading -8 3 - -
Edinburgh -8 3 £275 -
Derbyshire - 3 £120 -
Bracknell +5 2 £120 -

Spreadsheet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 151 (31.39%) Finance
2 113 (23.49%) MS Excel
3 82 (17.05%) Microsoft
4 80 (16.63%) Analytical Skills
5 70 (14.55%) SQL
6 61 (12.68%) VBA
7 53 (11.02%) MS Office
8 47 (9.77%) Degree
9 43 (8.94%) Security Cleared
9 43 (8.94%) Oracle
10 38 (7.90%) MS PowerPoint
11 35 (7.28%) Data Analysis
11 35 (7.28%) Project Management
12 34 (7.07%) Windows
12 34 (7.07%) Agile Software Development
13 33 (6.86%) .NET
14 31 (6.44%) HTML
15 30 (6.24%) Management Information System
15 30 (6.24%) Analytics
16 29 (6.03%) Migration
16 29 (6.03%) OO
16 29 (6.03%) SC Cleared
17 28 (5.82%) Banking
17 28 (5.82%) CSS
17 28 (5.82%) MS Visio
18 27 (5.61%) Business Intelligence
19 26 (5.41%) C#
19 26 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
20 25 (5.20%) Google
21 24 (4.99%) SQL Server

Spreadsheet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 14 (2.91%) CMS
2 12 (2.49%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.46%) WebSphere
4 4 (0.83%) Drupal
5 3 (0.62%) SAS
6 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.42%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.21%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.21%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.21%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.21%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.21%) Adobe CQ
7 1 (0.21%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.21%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.21%) Lync
Applications
1 113 (23.49%) MS Excel
2 53 (11.02%) MS Office
3 38 (7.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 28 (5.82%) MS Visio
5 22 (4.57%) MS Project
6 7 (1.46%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.42%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.21%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 13 (2.70%) Google Analytics
2 5 (1.04%) Markit EDM
3 4 (0.83%) Hyperion Planning
3 4 (0.83%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.62%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.21%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.21%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.21%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.21%) SimCorp Dimension
6 1 (0.21%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.21%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.21%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 1 (0.21%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.21%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.08%) SaaS
2 2 (0.42%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.21%) Basecamp
3 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.91%) Internet
2 13 (2.70%) ATM
3 11 (2.29%) Network Security
4 8 (1.66%) Wireless
5 7 (1.46%) Firewall
6 5 (1.04%) SAN
6 5 (1.04%) Intranet
7 4 (0.83%) WAN
7 4 (0.83%) DNS
7 4 (0.83%) MPLS
8 3 (0.62%) NAS
8 3 (0.62%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.62%) DMZ
8 3 (0.62%) LAN
8 3 (0.62%) FTP
9 2 (0.42%) HTTP
9 2 (0.42%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.42%) VPN
9 2 (0.42%) VoIP
9 2 (0.42%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (4.99%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (3.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (2.70%) Crystal Reports
5 12 (2.49%) Data Mining
5 12 (2.49%) Relational Database
6 11 (2.29%) MS Access
7 9 (1.87%) QlikView
8 8 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.25%) MySQL
10 5 (1.04%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.83%) Essbase
11 4 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.42%) Data Mart
12 2 (0.42%) Big Data
12 2 (0.42%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2005
13 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
13 1 (0.21%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (0.83%) StarTeam
2 3 (0.62%) JIRA
3 2 (0.42%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.42%) Dreamweaver
3 2 (0.42%) Grunt
4 1 (0.21%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.21%) Subversion
4 1 (0.21%) Selenium
4 1 (0.21%) TestNG
4 1 (0.21%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.21%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.21%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.21%) JUnit
General
1 151 (31.39%) Finance
2 28 (5.82%) Banking
3 23 (4.78%) Front Office
3 23 (4.78%) Marketing
4 17 (3.53%) Telecoms
5 15 (3.12%) Publishing
6 14 (2.91%) Retail
7 10 (2.08%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.46%) Legal
8 7 (1.46%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.46%) Advertising
9 6 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (1.04%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.83%) Law
12 3 (0.62%) Billing
13 2 (0.42%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.42%) Local Government
13 2 (0.42%) Arabic Language
13 2 (0.42%) Hindi Language
14 1 (0.21%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 149 (30.98%) Analyst
2 93 (19.33%) Developer
3 38 (7.90%) Business Analyst
4 35 (7.28%) Data Analyst
5 34 (7.07%) Administrator
6 33 (6.86%) Coordinator
7 22 (4.57%) Excel Developer
8 17 (3.53%) VBA Developer
8 17 (3.53%) Project Manager
9 14 (2.91%) Web Developer
9 14 (2.91%) Report Analyst
9 14 (2.91%) Excel VBA Developer
10 13 (2.70%) Project Coordinator
10 13 (2.70%) Architect
11 11 (2.29%) Consultant
11 11 (2.29%) Performance Analyst
12 10 (2.08%) Senior Analyst
13 9 (1.87%) Technical Architect
13 9 (1.87%) Business Manager
14 8 (1.66%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (6.86%) .NET
2 31 (6.44%) HTML
3 28 (5.82%) CSS
4 21 (4.37%) XML
5 10 (2.08%) ASP.NET
6 9 (1.87%) Ajax
7 8 (1.66%) HTML5
8 6 (1.25%) WCF
8 6 (1.25%) WPF
8 6 (1.25%) jQuery
8 6 (1.25%) CSS3
9 5 (1.04%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 5 (1.04%) JSON
9 5 (1.04%) WinForms
9 5 (1.04%) WebSphere MQ
9 5 (1.04%) STL
9 5 (1.04%) Web Services
9 5 (1.04%) MSMQ
10 4 (0.83%) MDX
11 3 (0.62%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 80 (16.63%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (6.24%) Management Information System
3 22 (4.57%) Visualisation
4 15 (3.12%) Statistics
5 14 (2.91%) Derivative
6 13 (2.70%) NHS
6 13 (2.70%) Data Structures
7 11 (2.29%) Raspberry Pi
8 10 (2.08%) User Experience
9 9 (1.87%) Fixed Income
10 7 (1.46%) Market Risk
10 7 (1.46%) Open Source
11 6 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.25%) RIA
12 5 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (1.04%) Grid Computing
12 5 (1.04%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 5 (1.04%) Smartphone
12 5 (1.04%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 34 (7.07%) Windows
2 18 (3.74%) Windows 7
3 14 (2.91%) UNIX
4 9 (1.87%) Linux
5 3 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.42%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.42%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.42%) Android
7 1 (0.21%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (7.28%) Project Management
1 35 (7.28%) Data Analysis
2 34 (7.07%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (6.24%) Analytics
4 29 (6.03%) Migration
4 29 (6.03%) OO
5 27 (5.61%) Business Intelligence
6 26 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (4.37%) Systems Analysis
7 21 (4.37%) Business Analysis
7 21 (4.37%) Data Modelling
7 21 (4.37%) Validation
8 19 (3.95%) Time Management
8 19 (3.95%) Line Management
9 18 (3.74%) Data Entry
9 18 (3.74%) Workflow
9 18 (3.74%) ITIL
9 18 (3.74%) PRINCE2
10 17 (3.53%) Web Design
11 16 (3.33%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (14.55%) SQL
2 61 (12.68%) VBA
3 26 (5.41%) C#
4 22 (4.57%) Python
5 13 (2.70%) VB.NET
5 13 (2.70%) JavaScript
6 12 (2.49%) VB
7 11 (2.29%) C
7 11 (2.29%) Java
8 9 (1.87%) C++
8 9 (1.87%) VBScript
8 9 (1.87%) Ruby
9 8 (1.66%) R
10 5 (1.04%) PHP
10 5 (1.04%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.83%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 3 (0.62%) sed
12 3 (0.62%) Korn
12 3 (0.62%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.62%) AWK
Qualifications
1 47 (9.77%) Degree
2 43 (8.94%) Security Cleared
3 29 (6.03%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.29%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (1.46%) ISEB
6 5 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (0.83%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.62%) Postgraduate
8 3 (0.62%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (0.62%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.62%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.42%) CIPD
9 2 (0.42%) NVQ Level 4
9 2 (0.42%) AAT
9 2 (0.42%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.42%) CCAB
9 2 (0.42%) MOS
10 1 (0.21%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.21%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.74%) QA
2 5 (1.04%) Solvency II
3 3 (0.62%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 3 (0.62%) GCP
4 2 (0.42%) Basel III
5 1 (0.21%) DICOM
5 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.21%) SLA
5 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.21%) GAAP
5 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.21%) P3O
5 1 (0.21%) EMIR
System Software
1 4 (0.83%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.42%) Firmware
4 1 (0.21%) XenApp
4 1 (0.21%) XenServer
4 1 (0.21%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (1.04%) Control-M
2 4 (0.83%) WMI
2 4 (0.83%) HP UCMDB
3 2 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.21%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.21%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 82 (17.05%) Microsoft
2 43 (8.94%) Oracle
3 25 (5.20%) Google
4 20 (4.16%) SAP
5 17 (3.53%) Cisco
6 13 (2.70%) Apple
6 13 (2.70%) Tableau
7 8 (1.66%) Hyperion
8 7 (1.46%) Facebook
9 6 (1.25%) HP
10 5 (1.04%) Business Objects
10 5 (1.04%) Bloomberg
10 5 (1.04%) DevExpress
11 4 (0.83%) Remedy
11 4 (0.83%) Cognos
12 3 (0.62%) Alias
12 3 (0.62%) VMware
12 3 (0.62%) Borland
12 3 (0.62%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £220.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Halifax
Real Staffing
Rate: £230 - £259 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £275.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North West London
asos
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fusion Experience
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Macclesfield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
East of England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Basingstoke
Orgtel
Rate: £120 - £135 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Maidstone
Pearson Whiffin
Rate: £220 - £280 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Basingstoke
Orgtel
Rate: £120 - £135 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £308.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £180 - £240 per day
Posted: 25 days ago