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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Spreadsheets
Rank 408 438 350
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -88
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 256 232 315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.41% 0.55%
As % of the Applications category 4.44% 3.59% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 128 146
Median daily rate £300 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £580 £541
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £285 £290
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 22
Median hourly rate £11.40 £12.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.84% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £27.50 £22.41
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £12.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-12.00% -3.84%

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
5767 6455 7465
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.77% 11.28% 13.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3409 3810 4102
Median daily rate £350 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £165 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £501 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 526 637 734
Median hourly rate £16.29 £15.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.09% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £34.00 £31.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.13 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+11.20% -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 September 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 September 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 September 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 +44 240 £300 -14.28% 46
London -4 114 £325 -20.24% 13
South East +23 43 £305 +10.90% 15
East of England +21 25 £268 +48.61% 1
Essex +24 21 £300 +87.50%
North West +11 14 £263 -11.76% 4
Basildon - 14 £300 -
Berkshire +11 12 £305 +47.87% 2
Yorkshire +13 11 £248 -1.00% 4
South West +5 10 £383 +22.40% 2
West Midlands -18 10 £250 +15.60% 2
Hampshire +18 8 £275 -7.82% 8
City of London 0 8 £463 +8.82% 4
Croydon -5 8 £365 +421.42%
Surrey +12 7 £195 -62.85% 5
Manchester -2 7 £154 -63.82% 1
East Midlands -8 7 £250 +56.25% 3
Scotland +10 6 £488 +62.50%
Cheshire +8 6 £385 +40.00% 1
West Sussex +3 6 £365 -
Cardiff +24 5 £263 -22.14%
South Wales +22 5 £263 -22.14%
Wales +21 5 £263 -22.14%
Gloucestershire +4 5 £390 +24.80% 2
West Yorkshire +3 5 £238 -5.00% 1
Nottinghamshire -10 5 £250 +56.25% 1
Nottingham -14 5 £250 +56.25% 1
Gatwick - 5 £365 -
Reading +18 4 - - 2
Milton Keynes +14 4 £273 -12.09%

Spreadsheet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 144 (32.21%) Finance
2 135 (30.20%) Microsoft
3 114 (25.50%) Analytical Skills
4 113 (25.28%) MS Excel
5 77 (17.23%) SQL
5 77 (17.23%) Data Analysis
6 73 (16.33%) MS Office
7 67 (14.99%) Project Management
8 54 (12.08%) Degree
9 49 (10.96%) MS PowerPoint
9 49 (10.96%) Banking
9 49 (10.96%) VBA
10 47 (10.51%) Internet
11 45 (10.07%) Migration
12 44 (9.84%) Agile Software Development
13 36 (8.05%) SharePoint
14 35 (7.83%) Windows
14 35 (7.83%) PRINCE2
15 34 (7.61%) Security Cleared
16 33 (7.38%) SAP
17 32 (7.16%) MS Project
17 32 (7.16%) SQL Server
17 32 (7.16%) Analytics
18 31 (6.94%) Management Information System
19 26 (5.82%) Business Intelligence
19 26 (5.82%) Performance Monitoring
20 25 (5.59%) CRM
21 24 (5.37%) Cisco
22 23 (5.15%) Python
22 23 (5.15%) MS Visio

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 36 (8.05%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.79%) IBM Notes
2 8 (1.79%) SAS
3 5 (1.12%) WebLogic
4 4 (0.89%) Apache
5 3 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.45%) MS Project Server
6 2 (0.45%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.45%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.22%) Confluence
7 1 (0.22%) eRoom
7 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.22%) GroupWise
7 1 (0.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 113 (25.28%) MS Excel
2 73 (16.33%) MS Office
3 49 (10.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 32 (7.16%) MS Project
5 23 (5.15%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.89%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.67%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.45%) InDesign
8 2 (0.45%) SPSS
9 1 (0.22%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.22%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.22%) ArcView
9 1 (0.22%) Maya
9 1 (0.22%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.22%) Stata
Business Applications
1 14 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.12%) SAP CO
2 5 (1.12%) SAP FI
2 5 (1.12%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (0.89%) Changepoint
3 4 (0.89%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.89%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.89%) SAP PS
4 3 (0.67%) SAP HCM
4 3 (0.67%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.67%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.45%) SAP GRC
5 2 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.22%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.22%) Primavera
6 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.22%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.57%) Google Analytics
2 5 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.67%) Google Apps
4 3 (0.67%) IaaS
4 3 (0.67%) Office 365
5 2 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 2 (0.45%) GitHub
6 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 47 (10.51%) Internet
2 21 (4.70%) WAN
3 18 (4.03%) LAN
4 15 (3.36%) WLAN
5 9 (2.01%) Wireless
6 7 (1.57%) Intranet
7 6 (1.34%) SSL
8 4 (0.89%) DHCP
8 4 (0.89%) DNS
8 4 (0.89%) Firewall
8 4 (0.89%) VPN
9 3 (0.67%) IP Telephony
9 3 (0.67%) Skype
9 3 (0.67%) VoIP
9 3 (0.67%) WebEx
10 2 (0.45%) OpenVPN
11 1 (0.22%) GoToMeeting
11 1 (0.22%) NFC
11 1 (0.22%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (0.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (7.16%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (3.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (3.13%) MS Access
5 13 (2.91%) BusinessObjects
6 11 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (2.01%) QlikView
8 7 (1.57%) Oracle Database
8 7 (1.57%) Relational Database
8 7 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (1.34%) Data Mining
10 5 (1.12%) Power BI
10 5 (1.12%) PowerPivot
10 5 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.89%) Big Data
11 4 (0.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (0.89%) Star Schema
12 3 (0.67%) GIS
12 3 (0.67%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 11 (2.46%) JIRA
2 8 (1.79%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (1.12%) ClearCase
4 3 (0.67%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.45%) Capybara
5 2 (0.45%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.45%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.45%) JBehave
5 2 (0.45%) Maven
5 2 (0.45%) RSpec
5 2 (0.45%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.45%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 1 (0.22%) JMeter
6 1 (0.22%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.22%) LSMW
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.22%) SilkTest
General
1 144 (32.21%) Finance
2 49 (10.96%) Banking
3 18 (4.03%) Marketing
4 17 (3.80%) Front Office
4 17 (3.80%) Telecoms
5 16 (3.58%) Manufacturing
6 12 (2.68%) Publishing
7 9 (2.01%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.57%) Back Office
8 7 (1.57%) French Language
8 7 (1.57%) German Language
9 6 (1.34%) Italian Language
9 6 (1.34%) Turkish Language
10 5 (1.12%) Retail
11 4 (0.89%) Billing
11 4 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.67%) Legal
13 2 (0.45%) Games
13 2 (0.45%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 148 (33.11%) Analyst
2 48 (10.74%) Data Analyst
3 45 (10.07%) Developer
4 36 (8.05%) Administrator
5 34 (7.61%) Project Manager
6 32 (7.16%) Business Analyst
7 27 (6.04%) Coordinator
8 19 (4.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 18 (4.03%) Excel Analyst
10 16 (3.58%) Support Analyst
11 15 (3.36%) PMO Analyst
11 15 (3.36%) SQL Developer
12 14 (3.13%) Support Engineer
13 13 (2.91%) Project Coordinator
14 12 (2.68%) Excel Developer
14 12 (2.68%) VBA Developer
15 11 (2.46%) Consultant
15 11 (2.46%) Project Officer
15 11 (2.46%) Support Officer
16 10 (2.24%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.58%) HTML
2 15 (3.36%) .NET
3 13 (2.91%) XML
4 9 (2.01%) CSS
5 6 (1.34%) AngularJS
5 6 (1.34%) Velocity
5 6 (1.34%) Web Services
6 5 (1.12%) ASP.NET
6 5 (1.12%) Spring
7 4 (0.89%) .NET Framework
7 4 (0.89%) Django
7 4 (0.89%) jQuery
8 3 (0.67%) CSS3
8 3 (0.67%) HTML5
9 2 (0.45%) Entity Framework
9 2 (0.45%) Murex MxML
9 2 (0.45%) Node.js
9 2 (0.45%) RESTful
9 2 (0.45%) Sass
9 2 (0.45%) Sinatra
Miscellaneous
1 114 (25.50%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (6.94%) Management Information System
3 18 (4.03%) Visualisation
4 16 (3.58%) NHS
5 11 (2.46%) Derivative
5 11 (2.46%) Market Risk
6 10 (2.24%) Contactless
6 10 (2.24%) Fixed Income
7 9 (2.01%) Data Centre
8 8 (1.79%) Statistics
9 7 (1.57%) Performance Metrics
10 6 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (1.12%) Equities
12 4 (0.89%) Computer Science
12 4 (0.89%) Fintech
12 4 (0.89%) Mathematics
13 3 (0.67%) CMDB
13 3 (0.67%) Credit Risk
13 3 (0.67%) Learning Management System
13 3 (0.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 35 (7.83%) Windows
2 16 (3.58%) Unix
3 10 (2.24%) Windows 7
4 8 (1.79%) Linux
5 6 (1.34%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.12%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.67%) Android
7 3 (0.67%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.45%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.45%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.22%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (17.23%) Data Analysis
2 67 (14.99%) Project Management
3 45 (10.07%) Migration
4 44 (9.84%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (7.83%) PRINCE2
6 32 (7.16%) Analytics
7 26 (5.82%) Business Intelligence
7 26 (5.82%) Performance Monitoring
8 25 (5.59%) CRM
9 23 (5.15%) Validation
10 22 (4.92%) Risk Management
11 21 (4.70%) Stakeholder Management
12 19 (4.25%) Business Analysis
12 19 (4.25%) Data Management
13 18 (4.03%) System Testing
14 17 (3.80%) Data Migration
14 17 (3.80%) Time Management
15 16 (3.58%) Continuous Improvement
15 16 (3.58%) Data Entry
15 16 (3.58%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 77 (17.23%) SQL
2 49 (10.96%) VBA
3 23 (5.15%) Python
4 20 (4.47%) C#
4 20 (4.47%) JavaScript
5 17 (3.80%) VB
6 16 (3.58%) Java
7 14 (3.13%) T-SQL
8 12 (2.68%) PL/SQL
9 9 (2.01%) Shell Script
10 8 (1.79%) C
10 8 (1.79%) C++
11 6 (1.34%) Perl
12 5 (1.12%) R
12 5 (1.12%) Ruby
13 4 (0.89%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.45%) Groovy
15 1 (0.22%) PHP
15 1 (0.22%) VB6
Qualifications
1 54 (12.08%) Degree
2 34 (7.61%) Security Cleared
3 22 (4.92%) CCNA
3 22 (4.92%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (4.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (4.25%) MCSE
5 16 (3.58%) CCA
5 16 (3.58%) Citrix Certification
6 14 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 14 (3.13%) SC Cleared
7 12 (2.68%) MCP
8 10 (2.24%) BPSS Clearance
9 8 (1.79%) ACCA
9 8 (1.79%) CIMA
9 8 (1.79%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.67%) A+ Certification
10 3 (0.67%) JNCIA
10 3 (0.67%) LPIC
10 3 (0.67%) MCDST
10 3 (0.67%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.70%) QA
2 14 (3.13%) SLA
3 12 (2.68%) Data Quality
3 12 (2.68%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.45%) Basel III
4 2 (0.45%) GAAP
4 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (4.25%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.34%) Firmware
3 5 (1.12%) RACF
4 3 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.67%) NDS
5 2 (0.45%) Snort
5 2 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (1.12%) BladeLogic
1 5 (1.12%) Control-M
2 2 (0.45%) MOM
2 2 (0.45%) SCOM
3 1 (0.22%) SCCM
3 1 (0.22%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 135 (30.20%) Microsoft
2 33 (7.38%) SAP
3 24 (5.37%) Cisco
4 22 (4.92%) Oracle
5 14 (3.13%) Google
6 12 (2.68%) Tableau
7 9 (2.01%) Cognos
7 9 (2.01%) Remedy
7 9 (2.01%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (1.79%) Apple
9 6 (1.34%) Atlassian
9 6 (1.34%) HP
9 6 (1.34%) Lotus
10 5 (1.12%) Adobe
10 5 (1.12%) CheckPoint
10 5 (1.12%) IBM
10 5 (1.12%) VMware
11 4 (0.89%) Bloomberg
11 4 (0.89%) Dell
12 3 (0.67%) Juniper
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