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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Spreadsheets
Rank 387 414 360
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -54
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 262 263 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.49% 0.45% 0.53%
As % of the Applications category 4.56% 3.89% 4.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 147 179
Median daily rate £301 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £160 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £278 £250 £273
% change year-on-year
+11.00% -8.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 29 21
Median hourly rate £14.17 £12.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.34% -30.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.17 £9.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.25 £19.60 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.61 £11.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+18.34% -17.85%

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
5742 6759 7282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.77% 11.59% 12.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3393 3956 4076
Median daily rate £350 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £160 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 506 644 723
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.06 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.56% -5.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.30 £37.50 £33.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -6.45%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +21 246 £309 -5.00% 27
London +7 127 £350 -16.66% 12
South East +17 43 £300 +11.11% 3
East of England +29 18 £275 +44.73% 1
Essex +21 18 £275 +71.87%
City of London +24 16 £425 -10.52% 4
South West +8 14 £288 -2.54% 5
North West +14 13 £355 +11.81% 3
Basildon - 12 £275 -
West Sussex +8 11 £360 -
Yorkshire +6 11 £294 +161.11% 1
Hampshire +11 10 £250 -16.20%
Berkshire +9 10 £305 +47.87% 1
West Midlands -31 9 £300 +26.31%
Wales +28 8 £282 -16.59%
South Wales +26 8 £282 -16.59%
Cardiff +26 7 £301 -10.96%
Cheshire +14 7 £385 - 1
West Yorkshire +2 6 £231 +105.55% 1
Bristol -3 6 £150 -34.78% 3
Surrey +4 5 £195 -67.50% 1
Manchester -5 5 £166 -41.66% 1
Croydon -7 5 £365 +421.42%
Gatwick - 5 £365 -
Milton Keynes +12 4 £273 -8.55% 1
Crawley +8 4 £238 -
Buckinghamshire +8 4 £273 -1.97% 1
Gloucestershire +8 4 £383 +20.00% 1
Leeds -2 4 £306 +68.96% 1
East Midlands -10 4 £233 +45.31% 2

Spreadsheet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 147 (32.24%) Finance
2 127 (27.85%) MS Excel
3 124 (27.19%) Microsoft
4 98 (21.49%) Analytical Skills
5 87 (19.08%) SQL
6 67 (14.69%) Project Management
7 62 (13.60%) MS Office
7 62 (13.60%) Data Analysis
8 54 (11.84%) Degree
9 52 (11.40%) VBA
10 51 (11.18%) Migration
11 48 (10.53%) Banking
12 45 (9.87%) MS PowerPoint
13 43 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
14 40 (8.77%) PRINCE2
15 39 (8.55%) Internet
16 37 (8.11%) Security Cleared
17 34 (7.46%) Management Information System
17 34 (7.46%) Oracle
18 33 (7.24%) SAP
19 32 (7.02%) SharePoint
20 30 (6.58%) Windows
20 30 (6.58%) MS Project
20 30 (6.58%) SQL Server
20 30 (6.58%) Analytics
21 24 (5.26%) CRM
21 24 (5.26%) Business Analysis
22 23 (5.04%) Business Intelligence
22 23 (5.04%) Stakeholder Management
22 23 (5.04%) Validation

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 32 (7.02%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.97%) SAS
3 7 (1.54%) IBM Notes
4 5 (1.10%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.88%) Apache
6 3 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.44%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.44%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.22%) Confluence
8 1 (0.22%) eRoom
8 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.22%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.22%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 127 (27.85%) MS Excel
2 62 (13.60%) MS Office
3 45 (9.87%) MS PowerPoint
4 30 (6.58%) MS Project
5 20 (4.39%) MS Visio
6 5 (1.10%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.66%) Adobe Premiere
7 3 (0.66%) SPSS
8 2 (0.44%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.44%) Final Cut Pro
8 2 (0.44%) InDesign
9 1 (0.22%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.22%) ArcView
9 1 (0.22%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.22%) Stata
Business Applications
1 13 (2.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.75%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (1.10%) SAP CO
3 5 (1.10%) SAP FI
3 5 (1.10%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (0.88%) Changepoint
4 4 (0.88%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.88%) SAP PS
5 2 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.44%) SAP GRC
5 2 (0.44%) SAP HCM
5 2 (0.44%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.44%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.22%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.22%) Magento
6 1 (0.22%) Primavera
6 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.54%) Google Analytics
2 5 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.66%) Google Apps
4 3 (0.66%) IaaS
5 2 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 2 (0.44%) GitHub
5 2 (0.44%) Office 365
6 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 39 (8.55%) Internet
2 16 (3.51%) WAN
3 13 (2.85%) LAN
4 10 (2.19%) WLAN
5 8 (1.75%) Wireless
6 6 (1.32%) SSL
7 5 (1.10%) Intranet
8 4 (0.88%) DHCP
8 4 (0.88%) DNS
8 4 (0.88%) Firewall
8 4 (0.88%) OpenVPN
8 4 (0.88%) VPN
9 3 (0.66%) IP Telephony
9 3 (0.66%) VoIP
9 3 (0.66%) WebEx
10 2 (0.44%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (0.22%) GoToMeeting
11 1 (0.22%) Network Security
11 1 (0.22%) NFC
11 1 (0.22%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (6.58%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (3.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (2.85%) BusinessObjects
4 13 (2.85%) MS Access
4 13 (2.85%) Oracle Database
5 9 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (1.75%) QlikView
7 7 (1.54%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (1.10%) Big Data
9 5 (1.10%) Data Mining
9 5 (1.10%) GIS
9 5 (1.10%) Oracle BI EE
9 5 (1.10%) Power BI
9 5 (1.10%) PowerPivot
9 5 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.88%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 12 (2.63%) JIRA
2 8 (1.75%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (1.10%) ClearCase
4 4 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.66%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.44%) Capybara
6 2 (0.44%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.44%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.44%) JBehave
6 2 (0.44%) Maven
6 2 (0.44%) RSpec
6 2 (0.44%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.44%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 1 (0.22%) JMeter
7 1 (0.22%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.22%) LSMW
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.22%) SilkTest
General
1 147 (32.24%) Finance
2 48 (10.53%) Banking
3 18 (3.95%) Telecoms
4 17 (3.73%) Front Office
5 16 (3.51%) Manufacturing
5 16 (3.51%) Marketing
6 12 (2.63%) Publishing
7 8 (1.75%) French Language
8 7 (1.54%) German Language
8 7 (1.54%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.54%) Retail
9 6 (1.32%) Italian Language
9 6 (1.32%) Turkish Language
10 4 (0.88%) Back Office
10 4 (0.88%) Billing
10 4 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.66%) Law
11 3 (0.66%) Legal
12 2 (0.44%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.44%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 161 (35.31%) Analyst
2 53 (11.62%) Data Analyst
3 45 (9.87%) Developer
4 36 (7.89%) Business Analyst
5 35 (7.68%) Project Manager
6 34 (7.46%) Administrator
7 27 (5.92%) Coordinator
8 22 (4.82%) Excel Analyst
9 17 (3.73%) PMO Analyst
10 16 (3.51%) SQL Developer
10 16 (3.51%) Support Analyst
11 15 (3.29%) Project Coordinator
12 13 (2.85%) Excel Developer
12 13 (2.85%) Junior
12 13 (2.85%) Project Officer
12 13 (2.85%) Support Officer
12 13 (2.85%) VBA Developer
13 12 (2.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 12 (2.63%) Migration Analyst
13 12 (2.63%) Project Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.51%) .NET
2 14 (3.07%) HTML
3 13 (2.85%) XML
4 9 (1.97%) CSS
5 6 (1.32%) AngularJS
5 6 (1.32%) Velocity
5 6 (1.32%) Web Services
6 5 (1.10%) ASP.NET
6 5 (1.10%) Spring
7 4 (0.88%) .NET Framework
7 4 (0.88%) Django
7 4 (0.88%) jQuery
8 3 (0.66%) CSS3
8 3 (0.66%) Google Maps API
8 3 (0.66%) HTML5
9 2 (0.44%) D3.js
9 2 (0.44%) Protocol Buffers
9 2 (0.44%) Sass
9 2 (0.44%) Sinatra
9 2 (0.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 98 (21.49%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (7.46%) Management Information System
3 16 (3.51%) Visualisation
4 12 (2.63%) Data Centre
4 12 (2.63%) Derivative
5 11 (2.41%) Fixed Income
6 10 (2.19%) NHS
7 9 (1.97%) Contactless
7 9 (1.97%) Market Risk
8 7 (1.54%) Performance Metrics
8 7 (1.54%) Statistics
9 6 (1.32%) Mathematics
10 5 (1.10%) Computer Science
11 4 (0.88%) Credit Risk
11 4 (0.88%) Equities
11 4 (0.88%) Fintech
11 4 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (0.66%) Credit Derivative
12 3 (0.66%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (6.58%) Windows
2 12 (2.63%) Unix
3 8 (1.75%) Linux
4 6 (1.32%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.10%) Windows 7
5 5 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.88%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.66%) Android
8 2 (0.44%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.44%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.22%) AIX
9 1 (0.22%) HPUX
9 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.22%) NetWare
9 1 (0.22%) Solaris
9 1 (0.22%) VMS
9 1 (0.22%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (14.69%) Project Management
2 62 (13.60%) Data Analysis
3 51 (11.18%) Migration
4 43 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (8.77%) PRINCE2
6 30 (6.58%) Analytics
7 24 (5.26%) Business Analysis
7 24 (5.26%) CRM
8 23 (5.04%) Business Intelligence
8 23 (5.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 23 (5.04%) Validation
9 22 (4.82%) Data Migration
9 22 (4.82%) Risk Management
10 20 (4.39%) Data Management
11 17 (3.73%) Data Entry
12 16 (3.51%) Change Management
12 16 (3.51%) Performance Monitoring
12 16 (3.51%) Time Management
13 15 (3.29%) Programme Management
13 15 (3.29%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 87 (19.08%) SQL
2 52 (11.40%) VBA
3 21 (4.61%) C#
4 20 (4.39%) Python
5 19 (4.17%) JavaScript
5 19 (4.17%) PL/SQL
5 19 (4.17%) VB
6 14 (3.07%) T-SQL
7 13 (2.85%) Java
8 10 (2.19%) C++
9 9 (1.97%) Shell Script
10 8 (1.75%) C
11 6 (1.32%) Perl
12 5 (1.10%) R
12 5 (1.10%) Ruby
12 5 (1.10%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.66%) VB6
14 2 (0.44%) Groovy
15 1 (0.22%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 54 (11.84%) Degree
2 37 (8.11%) Security Cleared
3 16 (3.51%) CCNA
3 16 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (3.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 14 (3.07%) SC Cleared
5 13 (2.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (2.63%) MCSE
7 9 (1.97%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (1.97%) CCA
7 9 (1.97%) Citrix Certification
7 9 (1.97%) DV Cleared
8 8 (1.75%) MCP
9 7 (1.54%) ACCA
9 7 (1.54%) CIMA
10 6 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.66%) BICSI Certification
11 3 (0.66%) JNCIA
11 3 (0.66%) JNCIS
11 3 (0.66%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.95%) QA
2 11 (2.41%) Data Quality
2 11 (2.41%) SLA
3 9 (1.97%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.44%) Basel III
4 2 (0.44%) GAAP
4 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (3.29%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.32%) Firmware
3 5 (1.10%) RACF
4 3 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.44%) Snort
5 2 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (1.10%) BladeLogic
1 5 (1.10%) Control-M
2 2 (0.44%) MOM
2 2 (0.44%) SCOM
3 1 (0.22%) SCCM
3 1 (0.22%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 124 (27.19%) Microsoft
2 34 (7.46%) Oracle
3 33 (7.24%) SAP
4 16 (3.51%) Cisco
4 16 (3.51%) Google
5 12 (2.63%) Tableau
6 10 (2.19%) Apple
6 10 (2.19%) Cognos
7 9 (1.97%) Remedy
7 9 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (1.75%) HP
9 7 (1.54%) IBM
10 6 (1.32%) Adobe
10 6 (1.32%) Atlassian
11 5 (1.10%) CheckPoint
11 5 (1.10%) VMware
12 4 (0.88%) Bloomberg
12 4 (0.88%) Dell
12 4 (0.88%) Juniper
12 4 (0.88%) Sybase
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