The table below looks at the statistics for Spreadsheet skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Spreadsheet over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Spreadsheets
Rank 403 423 367
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -56
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 229 232 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.42% 0.50%
As % of the Applications category 4.46% 3.76% 3.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 135 145
Median daily rate £364 £328 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.98% +4.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £150 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £500 £596
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £293 £256
% change year-on-year
+9.40% +14.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 26 22
Median hourly rate £11.50 £16.26 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.25% +12.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £9.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.10 £37.05 £22.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £15.50 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-29.03% +34.78%

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
5139 6172 7162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.33% 11.18% 12.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3048 3568 4111
Median daily rate £355 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £318
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 460 589 748
Median hourly rate £15.46 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.08% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.70% -

Spreadsheet
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Spreadsheet as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 8 December 2016.

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 8 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Spreadsheet within the UK over the 3 months to 8 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +25 216 £363 +3.57% 36
London -11 96 £425 +19.21% 15
South East +27 31 £333 +2.30% 5
East of England +11 21 £275 -8.33%
South West +15 18 £390 +7.58%
East Midlands +7 16 £275 +26.43% 4
City of London -1 15 £613 +84.90% 4
North West +5 14 £375 +36.36% 2
West Midlands -1 12 £213 +60.37% 4
Northampton - 11 £500 - 1
Northamptonshire - 11 £500 - 2
Hampshire +29 9 £315 +20.00% 1
Essex +12 9 £325 -18.75%
Berkshire +8 9 £290 +10.47%
Manchester +2 8 £375 +7.14%
Bristol +10 7 £450 +8.95%
Gloucestershire -1 7 £143 -
Yorkshire +9 6 £248 -30.47% 5
Scotland +8 6 £525 +87.50% 1
Suffolk - 6 £193 -
Buckinghamshire +19 5 £388 -29.54% 1
Surrey +11 5 £230 -48.88%
Reading -1 5 - -
South Yorkshire -12 5 £248 +45.70%
Milton Keynes +20 4 £388 -29.54% 1
Cheshire +13 4 £413 +50.00% 1
Cambridgeshire +5 4 £223 +53.44%
Nottinghamshire -4 4 £250 +8.69% 1
Sheffield -11 4 £248 +125.55%
Nottingham - 4 £250 - 1

Spreadsheet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Spreadsheet also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Spreadsheet.

1 171 (34.90%) Microsoft
1 171 (34.90%) Finance
2 117 (23.88%) MS Excel
3 114 (23.27%) Analytical Skills
4 99 (20.20%) SQL
5 92 (18.78%) Data Analysis
6 84 (17.14%) MS Office
7 81 (16.53%) Project Management
8 58 (11.84%) Agile Software Development
9 55 (11.22%) Degree
10 52 (10.61%) Internet
10 52 (10.61%) MS PowerPoint
11 48 (9.80%) VBA
12 47 (9.59%) SharePoint
12 47 (9.59%) Management Information System
13 46 (9.39%) Migration
14 45 (9.18%) Banking
15 44 (8.98%) PRINCE2
16 40 (8.16%) Security Cleared
17 39 (7.96%) SQL Server
18 36 (7.35%) Windows
19 34 (6.94%) SAP
20 33 (6.73%) MS Project
20 33 (6.73%) Business Intelligence
21 30 (6.12%) Performance Monitoring
22 29 (5.92%) Cisco
23 27 (5.51%) Validation
23 27 (5.51%) Analytics
24 24 (4.90%) CCNA
24 24 (4.90%) Active Directory

Spreadsheet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 47 (9.59%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.02%) IBM Notes
3 4 (0.82%) SAS
4 3 (0.61%) GroupWise
4 3 (0.61%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (0.41%) MS Project Server
5 2 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.20%) Apache
6 1 (0.20%) Confluence
6 1 (0.20%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 117 (23.88%) MS Excel
2 84 (17.14%) MS Office
3 52 (10.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 33 (6.73%) MS Project
5 24 (4.90%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.82%) Maya
6 4 (0.82%) SPSS
7 1 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.20%) ArcView
7 1 (0.20%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.20%) Stata
Business Applications
1 16 (3.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.02%) Oracle Financials
2 5 (1.02%) SAP CO
2 5 (1.02%) SAP FI
2 5 (1.02%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (0.82%) Changepoint
3 4 (0.82%) Oracle Receivables
3 4 (0.82%) SAP PS
4 3 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.61%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (0.61%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.61%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.61%) SAP GRC
4 3 (0.61%) SAP HCM
4 3 (0.61%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.61%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.41%) Primavera
5 2 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.20%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.02%) Office 365
3 3 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.41%) Basecamp
4 2 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.41%) G Suite
4 2 (0.41%) GitHub
5 1 (0.20%) AdSense
5 1 (0.20%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.20%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (10.61%) Internet
2 23 (4.69%) WAN
3 22 (4.49%) LAN
4 19 (3.88%) WLAN
5 14 (2.86%) Wireless
6 10 (2.04%) Firewall
7 6 (1.22%) SSL
8 5 (1.02%) Intranet
9 4 (0.82%) DHCP
9 4 (0.82%) DNS
9 4 (0.82%) VoIP
9 4 (0.82%) VPN
10 3 (0.61%) Network Security
10 3 (0.61%) Skype
11 2 (0.41%) WebEx
11 2 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.20%) GoToMeeting
12 1 (0.20%) IP Telephony
12 1 (0.20%) SAN
12 1 (0.20%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (7.96%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.08%) MS Access
3 15 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (3.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (1.84%) QlikView
7 8 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
8 7 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (1.43%) Oracle BI EE
9 6 (1.22%) Big Data
9 6 (1.22%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.02%) Data Mining
10 5 (1.02%) Power BI
10 5 (1.02%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.82%) PowerPivot
11 4 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.61%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.61%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 9 (1.84%) JIRA
1 9 (1.84%) Visual Studio
2 7 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.61%) JBehave
3 3 (0.61%) Maven
3 3 (0.61%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (0.61%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.41%) Capybara
4 2 (0.41%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.41%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.41%) RSpec
4 2 (0.41%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 1 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.20%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.20%) JMeter
5 1 (0.20%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.20%) Moq
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.20%) SilkTest
General
1 171 (34.90%) Finance
2 45 (9.18%) Banking
3 23 (4.69%) Telecoms
4 21 (4.29%) Manufacturing
5 16 (3.27%) Marketing
6 14 (2.86%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.84%) Front Office
8 7 (1.43%) French Language
8 7 (1.43%) German Language
9 6 (1.22%) Billing
9 6 (1.22%) Games
9 6 (1.22%) Italian Language
9 6 (1.22%) Publishing
9 6 (1.22%) Turkish Language
10 5 (1.02%) Advertising
11 4 (0.82%) Back Office
12 3 (0.61%) Electronics
12 3 (0.61%) Retail
13 2 (0.41%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.41%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 152 (31.02%) Analyst
2 53 (10.82%) Data Analyst
2 53 (10.82%) Developer
3 50 (10.20%) Administrator
4 41 (8.37%) Business Analyst
5 38 (7.76%) Project Manager
6 28 (5.71%) Coordinator
7 21 (4.29%) SQL Developer
8 20 (4.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 19 (3.88%) Support Officer
10 18 (3.67%) Project Officer
11 17 (3.47%) Project Support Officer
11 17 (3.47%) SQL Analyst
12 16 (3.27%) Excel Analyst
12 16 (3.27%) VBA Developer
13 15 (3.06%) Consultant
14 13 (2.65%) Project Administrator
14 13 (2.65%) Support Engineer
15 11 (2.24%) Python Developer
15 11 (2.24%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.67%) .NET
2 15 (3.06%) HTML
3 13 (2.65%) XML
4 8 (1.63%) CSS
5 6 (1.22%) ASP.NET
6 5 (1.02%) Web Services
7 4 (0.82%) .NET Framework
7 4 (0.82%) jQuery
8 3 (0.61%) AngularJS
8 3 (0.61%) JMS
8 3 (0.61%) Node.js
8 3 (0.61%) Protocol Buffers
8 3 (0.61%) Velocity
8 3 (0.61%) WCF
9 2 (0.41%) CSS3
9 2 (0.41%) D3.js
9 2 (0.41%) LINQ
9 2 (0.41%) RESTful
9 2 (0.41%) Sass
9 2 (0.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 114 (23.27%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (9.59%) Management Information System
3 22 (4.49%) NHS
4 13 (2.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 11 (2.24%) Contactless
6 10 (2.04%) Data Centre
6 10 (2.04%) Visualisation
7 8 (1.63%) Market Risk
8 6 (1.22%) Derivative
8 6 (1.22%) Equities
8 6 (1.22%) Statistics
8 6 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.02%) Fixed Income
9 5 (1.02%) Hedge funds
10 4 (0.82%) Data Structures
10 4 (0.82%) Fintech
11 3 (0.61%) CMDB
11 3 (0.61%) Learning Management System
11 3 (0.61%) Mathematics
11 3 (0.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 36 (7.35%) Windows
2 13 (2.65%) Windows 7
3 10 (2.04%) Linux
3 10 (2.04%) Unix
4 8 (1.63%) Windows 8
5 6 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.02%) Mac OS X
6 5 (1.02%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.82%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.61%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.20%) Android
10 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (18.78%) Data Analysis
2 81 (16.53%) Project Management
3 58 (11.84%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (9.39%) Migration
5 44 (8.98%) PRINCE2
6 33 (6.73%) Business Intelligence
7 30 (6.12%) Performance Monitoring
8 27 (5.51%) Analytics
8 27 (5.51%) Validation
9 23 (4.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 23 (4.69%) User Acceptance Testing
10 22 (4.49%) CRM
11 21 (4.29%) Data Management
12 20 (4.08%) Change Management
12 20 (4.08%) Programme Management
13 19 (3.88%) Business Analysis
13 19 (3.88%) Continuous Improvement
13 19 (3.88%) Service Delivery
13 19 (3.88%) Strategic Planning
13 19 (3.88%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 99 (20.20%) SQL
2 48 (9.80%) VBA
3 22 (4.49%) Python
4 19 (3.88%) C#
5 14 (2.86%) VB
6 13 (2.65%) Java
6 13 (2.65%) JavaScript
7 12 (2.45%) T-SQL
8 9 (1.84%) C
9 7 (1.43%) Perl
10 6 (1.22%) VB.NET
11 5 (1.02%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.02%) R
11 5 (1.02%) Ruby
12 4 (0.82%) C++
13 3 (0.61%) Groovy
13 3 (0.61%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.61%) VB6
14 2 (0.41%) PHP
15 1 (0.20%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 55 (11.22%) Degree
2 40 (8.16%) Security Cleared
3 24 (4.90%) CCNA
3 24 (4.90%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (4.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (4.29%) MCSE
5 18 (3.67%) CCA
5 18 (3.67%) Citrix Certification
5 18 (3.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 14 (2.86%) DV Cleared
6 14 (2.86%) MCP
7 12 (2.45%) SC Cleared
8 9 (1.84%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (1.22%) CISSP
10 5 (1.02%) ACCA
10 5 (1.02%) CIMA
10 5 (1.02%) DBS Check
10 5 (1.02%) ECDL
10 5 (1.02%) PhD
11 4 (0.82%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.29%) Data Quality
1 21 (4.29%) QA
2 19 (3.88%) SLA
3 12 (2.45%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.41%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.20%) Basel III
6 1 (0.20%) ISO27002
System Software
1 24 (4.90%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.43%) Firmware
3 6 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.02%) NDS
5 2 (0.41%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (0.61%) MOM
2 2 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.41%) SCCM
2 2 (0.41%) SCOM
3 1 (0.20%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.20%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.20%) Control-M
3 1 (0.20%) Nessus
Vendors
1 171 (34.90%) Microsoft
2 34 (6.94%) SAP
3 29 (5.92%) Cisco
4 24 (4.90%) Oracle
5 17 (3.47%) CheckPoint
6 11 (2.24%) Bloomberg
7 9 (1.84%) Reuters
8 8 (1.63%) HP
8 8 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (1.43%) Tableau
10 6 (1.22%) Citrix
10 6 (1.22%) Cognos
10 6 (1.22%) IBM
10 6 (1.22%) Juniper
10 6 (1.22%) VMware
11 5 (1.02%) Dell
11 5 (1.02%) Google
11 5 (1.02%) Lotus
11 5 (1.02%) Novell
12 4 (0.82%) Remedy
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