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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Spreadsheets
Rank 388 362 347
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -15
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 234 238 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.45% 0.45%
As % of the Applications category 3.50% 3.45% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 134 109
Average daily rate
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£313 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £169 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £533 £536
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £275 £220
% change year-on-year
-2.72% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 17 28
Average hourly rate £14.23 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.13% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.02 £9.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £39.00 £22.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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
6692 6907 6145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.35% 13.12% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3668 3692 3180
Average daily rate £343 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.38% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £305
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 674 722 699
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.40 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-7.93% +1.61%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -23 225 £313 -3.10% 48
London -24 92 £463 +24.16% 25
South East 0 55 £250 +4.16% 14
City of London +5 28 £475 +27.51% 9
North West -12 23 £308 -34.95% 3
West Midlands +2 21 £313 +13.63% 1
Buckinghamshire +12 19 £263 +19.86% 2
Milton Keynes +8 14 £238 +8.44% 2
Yorkshire -16 13 £275 +19.56% 1
East of England +5 12 £225 -41.93% 1
Berkshire -12 12 £120 -28.35% 4
Lancashire +9 10 - -
Hampshire +5 9 £131 - 2
Oxfordshire -14 8 £180 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 8 £225 - 1
Preston +12 7 - -
Manchester -6 7 £593 +238.57% 1
Bedfordshire +5 6 £190 -57.77%
Cheshire -7 6 £304 +44.76% 2
Warwickshire - 6 £313 -
Basingstoke - 6 £128 -
Coventry - 6 - -
Scotland -5 5 £250 -10.71%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £340 - 1
North East - 5 £340 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 5 £340 - 1
Warwick - 5 £313 -
South West +4 4 £225 -25.00%
Sheffield -5 4 £198 -
South Yorkshire -12 4 £198 +9.72%

Spreadsheet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 146 (33.33%) Finance
2 105 (23.97%) MS Excel
3 79 (18.04%) Microsoft
4 72 (16.44%) Analytical Skills
5 57 (13.01%) SQL
6 55 (12.56%) MS Office
7 49 (11.19%) Degree
8 43 (9.82%) MS PowerPoint
9 41 (9.36%) Project Management
10 39 (8.90%) Security Cleared
11 38 (8.68%) VBA
12 37 (8.45%) HTML
12 37 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
13 34 (7.76%) Data Analysis
14 33 (7.53%) Banking
14 33 (7.53%) Windows
15 31 (7.08%) CSS
15 31 (7.08%) Analytics
16 30 (6.85%) Google
17 29 (6.62%) Management Information System
18 28 (6.39%) Oracle
18 28 (6.39%) PRINCE2
19 27 (6.16%) Marketing
20 26 (5.94%) SC Cleared
20 26 (5.94%) MS Visio
21 24 (5.48%) Systems Analysis
22 23 (5.25%) Business Analysis
22 23 (5.25%) Visualisation
22 23 (5.25%) Migration
22 23 (5.25%) OO

Spreadsheet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 15 (3.42%) CMS
2 12 (2.74%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.37%) SAS
3 6 (1.37%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (1.14%) WebSphere
5 4 (0.91%) Drupal
6 2 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.23%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.23%) IIS
7 1 (0.23%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.23%) WordPress
7 1 (0.23%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 105 (23.97%) MS Excel
2 55 (12.56%) MS Office
3 43 (9.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 26 (5.94%) MS Visio
5 20 (4.57%) MS Project
6 8 (1.83%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.68%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.14%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.68%) Hyperion Planning
3 2 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.46%) Oracle Payroll
3 2 (0.46%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.23%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 1 (0.23%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.23%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.23%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.23%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.23%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.23%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.23%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (0.23%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.74%) Google Analytics
2 8 (1.83%) SaaS
2 8 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (1.37%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.23%) Office 365
4 1 (0.23%) IaaS
4 1 (0.23%) Basecamp
4 1 (0.23%) Google Drive
4 1 (0.23%) Silverpop
4 1 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.11%) Internet
2 13 (2.97%) ATM
3 12 (2.74%) Network Security
3 12 (2.74%) Wireless
4 7 (1.60%) LAN
4 7 (1.60%) VPN
4 7 (1.60%) Intranet
5 6 (1.37%) VLAN
5 6 (1.37%) Ethernet
5 6 (1.37%) VoIP
5 6 (1.37%) WLAN
5 6 (1.37%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.91%) WAN
7 3 (0.68%) MPLS
8 2 (0.46%) HTTP
8 2 (0.46%) Radio Access Network
9 1 (0.23%) 3G
9 1 (0.23%) DNS
9 1 (0.23%) SAN
9 1 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.34%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.74%) Data Mining
3 10 (2.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (1.83%) Relational Database
5 8 (1.83%) MS Access
6 5 (1.14%) MySQL
7 4 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.68%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (0.68%) Essbase
8 3 (0.68%) QlikView
9 2 (0.46%) Data Mart
9 2 (0.46%) SAP BW
9 2 (0.46%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 2 (0.46%) Big Data
10 1 (0.23%) SAP Data Services
10 1 (0.23%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.23%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.23%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 3 (0.68%) JIRA
1 3 (0.68%) StarTeam
2 2 (0.46%) Subversion
2 2 (0.46%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (0.46%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.46%) Grunt
3 1 (0.23%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.23%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.23%) JUnit
3 1 (0.23%) TestNG
3 1 (0.23%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.23%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.23%) Selenium
3 1 (0.23%) Maven
General
1 146 (33.33%) Finance
2 33 (7.53%) Banking
3 27 (6.16%) Marketing
4 22 (5.02%) Telecoms
5 21 (4.79%) Front Office
6 19 (4.34%) Retail
7 14 (3.20%) Investment Banking
8 10 (2.28%) Publishing
9 9 (2.05%) Pharmaceutical
9 9 (2.05%) Manufacturing
9 9 (2.05%) Advertising
10 7 (1.60%) Legal
11 5 (1.14%) Financial Institution
11 5 (1.14%) Games
12 4 (0.91%) Law
13 2 (0.46%) Local Government
13 2 (0.46%) Arabic Language
13 2 (0.46%) Hindi Language
14 1 (0.23%) Military
14 1 (0.23%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 141 (32.19%) Analyst
2 75 (17.12%) Developer
3 41 (9.36%) Business Analyst
4 38 (8.68%) Coordinator
5 30 (6.85%) Data Analyst
6 26 (5.94%) Administrator
7 19 (4.34%) Excel Developer
8 17 (3.88%) Project Coordinator
9 16 (3.65%) Architect
10 15 (3.42%) Consultant
10 15 (3.42%) VBA Developer
11 14 (3.20%) Web Developer
11 14 (3.20%) Project Manager
12 13 (2.97%) Excel VBA Developer
13 12 (2.74%) Support Analyst
14 11 (2.51%) Performance Analyst
15 10 (2.28%) Technical Architect
16 9 (2.05%) Report Analyst
17 8 (1.83%) C# Developer
17 8 (1.83%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (8.45%) HTML
2 31 (7.08%) CSS
3 18 (4.11%) .NET
4 10 (2.28%) XML
5 9 (2.05%) Ajax
6 8 (1.83%) HTML5
6 8 (1.83%) jQuery
7 7 (1.60%) ASP.NET
7 7 (1.60%) Web Services
7 7 (1.60%) WCF
7 7 (1.60%) WPF
8 6 (1.37%) WinForms
8 6 (1.37%) CSS3
9 5 (1.14%) MSMQ
9 5 (1.14%) WebSphere MQ
9 5 (1.14%) JSON
10 4 (0.91%) Middleware
11 3 (0.68%) RESTful
12 2 (0.46%) .NET Framework
12 2 (0.46%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 72 (16.44%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (6.62%) Management Information System
3 23 (5.25%) Visualisation
4 21 (4.79%) Data Structures
5 13 (2.97%) Statistics
5 13 (2.97%) User Experience
6 11 (2.51%) NHS
6 11 (2.51%) Derivative
6 11 (2.51%) Raspberry Pi
7 8 (1.83%) Market Risk
7 8 (1.83%) Video Conferencing
8 7 (1.60%) Open Source
9 6 (1.37%) RIA
9 6 (1.37%) iPhone
10 5 (1.14%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.14%) Equity Derivative
11 4 (0.91%) Computer Science
11 4 (0.91%) Equities
11 4 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 33 (7.53%) Windows
2 15 (3.42%) UNIX
3 10 (2.28%) Windows 7
4 8 (1.83%) Linux
5 6 (1.37%) Android
5 6 (1.37%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.46%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (9.36%) Project Management
2 37 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (7.76%) Data Analysis
4 31 (7.08%) Analytics
5 28 (6.39%) PRINCE2
6 24 (5.48%) Systems Analysis
7 23 (5.25%) Business Analysis
7 23 (5.25%) Migration
7 23 (5.25%) OO
8 21 (4.79%) Stakeholder Management
8 21 (4.79%) ITIL
9 20 (4.57%) Web Design
10 19 (4.34%) Asset Management
10 19 (4.34%) Content Management
11 18 (4.11%) Business Intelligence
11 18 (4.11%) Service Management
12 17 (3.88%) Data Management
13 16 (3.65%) Data Modelling
13 16 (3.65%) SEO
14 15 (3.42%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 57 (13.01%) SQL
2 38 (8.68%) VBA
3 23 (5.25%) C#
4 18 (4.11%) Python
5 16 (3.65%) JavaScript
6 14 (3.20%) Java
7 11 (2.51%) C++
7 11 (2.51%) C
7 11 (2.51%) R
8 9 (2.05%) Ruby
9 8 (1.83%) VB.NET
10 7 (1.60%) T-SQL
11 5 (1.14%) PHP
12 3 (0.68%) Perl
13 2 (0.46%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.46%) VB
13 2 (0.46%) ABAP
14 1 (0.23%) Go
14 1 (0.23%) VBScript
14 1 (0.23%) XPath
Qualifications
1 49 (11.19%) Degree
2 39 (8.90%) Security Cleared
3 26 (5.94%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.51%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (1.37%) ISEB
7 5 (1.14%) MCSE
7 5 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.14%) CISA
7 5 (1.14%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.46%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.46%) CIPD
8 2 (0.46%) CCAB
8 2 (0.46%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.46%) MCP
8 2 (0.46%) AAT
9 1 (0.23%) APMP
9 1 (0.23%) PhD
9 1 (0.23%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.97%) QA
2 5 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.68%) Solvency II
3 3 (0.68%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 3 (0.68%) GCP
3 3 (0.68%) SLA
4 2 (0.46%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.23%) Basel III
5 1 (0.23%) GMP
5 1 (0.23%) GAAP
5 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.23%) DICOM
System Software
1 11 (2.51%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.23%) vCloud
3 1 (0.23%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.23%) XenApp
3 1 (0.23%) XenServer
3 1 (0.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (1.14%) Control-M
2 3 (0.68%) HP UCMDB
2 3 (0.68%) WMI
3 1 (0.23%) SCDPM
3 1 (0.23%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 79 (18.04%) Microsoft
2 30 (6.85%) Google
3 28 (6.39%) Oracle
4 21 (4.79%) Cisco
5 20 (4.57%) SAP
6 17 (3.88%) Apple
7 12 (2.74%) Tableau
8 7 (1.60%) VMware
9 6 (1.37%) DevExpress
9 6 (1.37%) Facebook
10 5 (1.14%) Bloomberg
10 5 (1.14%) HP
11 4 (0.91%) Citrix
11 4 (0.91%) Baan
11 4 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.68%) CheckPoint
12 3 (0.68%) BMC
12 3 (0.68%) Hyperion
12 3 (0.68%) Reuters
12 3 (0.68%) Symantec
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