The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Spreadsheets
Rank 349 382 330
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -52
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 253 193 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.38% 0.50%
As % of the Applications category 3.69% 3.01% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 98 162
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.42% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £131 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £275 £256
% change year-on-year
-1.81% +7.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 28 24
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.70 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £17.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £13.43 £13.60
% change year-on-year
-1.30% -1.25%
Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
6864 6410 7308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.03% 12.79% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3773 3472 3741
Average daily rate £325 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £158 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £305 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.45% -1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 726 680 763
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.04 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.15 £32.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.21 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.34% +1.36%

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 11 July 2014.

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 11 July 2014.

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 11 July 2014. 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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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 +33 240 £294 -16.00% 44
London +19 111 £323 -22.98% 21
South East +7 56 £245 -3.92% 8
City of London +32 29 £326 -6.85% 9
East of England -1 21 £538 +159.03% 4
Berkshire +2 16 £263 -1.86% 2
East Midlands 0 13 £173 -48.88% 3
Hampshire -4 13 £150 -
West Midlands -5 12 £225 -10.00% 1
Reading +8 9 £325 -
North West -11 9 £213 -22.72% 5
South West -22 9 £350 +91.78%
Bedfordshire - 9 £590 -
Buckinghamshire -10 8 £185 -58.88%
Northamptonshire - 8 £258 -
Birmingham 0 7 £178 -
Crawley - 7 £300 -
West Sussex - 7 £300 - 1
Milton Keynes +4 6 £185 -58.88%
Yorkshire -3 6 £325 +116.66% 1
Luton - 5 £590 -
Bracknell +10 3 £225 +100.00% 1
Nottinghamshire +5 3 £173 -54.00% 1
Slough +3 3 £168 +26.41%
Hertfordshire +2 3 - -
Wiltshire -6 3 £425 +97.67%
Bristol -19 3 £258 -
Lancashire -21 3 £525 - 1
Merseyside +5 2 - - 2
Liverpool 0 2 - - 2

Spreadsheet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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.

1 180 (34.03%) Finance
2 164 (31.00%) MS Excel
3 138 (26.09%) Microsoft
4 107 (20.23%) SQL
5 88 (16.64%) Project Management
6 81 (15.31%) MS Office
7 72 (13.61%) Degree
8 65 (12.29%) VBA
9 50 (9.45%) Data Analysis
10 48 (9.07%) Windows
11 46 (8.70%) Oracle
11 46 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
11 46 (8.70%) Security Cleared
12 45 (8.51%) Telecoms
13 44 (8.32%) Management Information System
13 44 (8.32%) PRINCE2
14 42 (7.94%) Migration
14 42 (7.94%) Stakeholder Management
14 42 (7.94%) Banking
15 41 (7.75%) SQL Server
15 41 (7.75%) MS Project
16 34 (6.43%) Change Management
16 34 (6.43%) Service Management
17 32 (6.05%) UNIX
18 31 (5.86%) SAP
18 31 (5.86%) MS Access
18 31 (5.86%) MS Visio
19 30 (5.67%) Time Management
20 29 (5.48%) SC Cleared
20 29 (5.48%) Configuration Management

Spreadsheet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 25 (4.73%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.13%) Lync
3 4 (0.76%) LiveCycle
4 3 (0.57%) WordPress
5 2 (0.38%) SAS
5 2 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.19%) Confluence
Applications
1 164 (31.00%) MS Excel
2 81 (15.31%) MS Office
3 46 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 41 (7.75%) MS Project
5 31 (5.86%) MS Visio
6 6 (1.13%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.57%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.38%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.19%) SPSS
9 1 (0.19%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 5 (0.95%) Cognos TM1
2 3 (0.57%) Hyperion Planning
2 3 (0.57%) SAP R/3
3 2 (0.38%) Summit
3 2 (0.38%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.19%) Agresso
4 1 (0.19%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.19%) HFM
4 1 (0.19%) MultiFonds
4 1 (0.19%) HiPortfolio
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.19%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.19%) Demantra
4 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.19%) CA Clarity
4 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.57%) IBM Blueworks
2 2 (0.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.32%) SDH
1 7 (1.32%) DWDM
2 6 (1.13%) ATM
2 6 (1.13%) LAN
2 6 (1.13%) IP Telephony
3 5 (0.95%) WAN
3 5 (0.95%) Internet
4 4 (0.76%) HTTPS
4 4 (0.76%) SAN
4 4 (0.76%) FTP
4 4 (0.76%) HTTP
4 4 (0.76%) Firewall
4 4 (0.76%) NAS
4 4 (0.76%) NetScaler
5 3 (0.57%) Intranet
5 3 (0.57%) VLAN
5 3 (0.57%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.38%) DNS
6 2 (0.38%) DMZ
6 2 (0.38%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (7.75%) SQL Server
2 31 (5.86%) MS Access
3 15 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (2.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (1.70%) Relational Database
6 9 (1.70%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (1.13%) Crystal Reports
7 6 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (0.95%) Data Mining
9 4 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.57%) Data Mart
11 2 (0.38%) Essbase
11 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (0.38%) FileMaker
11 2 (0.38%) Siebel EIM
11 2 (0.38%) Hyperion Smart View
Development Applications
1 3 (0.57%) StarTeam
1 3 (0.57%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.38%) TortoiseSVN
2 2 (0.38%) Subversion
3 1 (0.19%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.19%) LSMW
3 1 (0.19%) JIRA
3 1 (0.19%) Selenium
3 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
General
1 180 (34.03%) Finance
2 45 (8.51%) Telecoms
3 42 (7.94%) Banking
4 27 (5.10%) Retail
5 25 (4.73%) Marketing
6 19 (3.59%) Billing
7 18 (3.40%) Front Office
8 13 (2.46%) Investment Banking
9 10 (1.89%) Back Office
10 9 (1.70%) Publishing
11 5 (0.95%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.95%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.76%) Advertising
12 4 (0.76%) Games
12 4 (0.76%) Law
13 3 (0.57%) Legal
13 3 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.38%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.19%) Electronics
15 1 (0.19%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 176 (33.27%) Analyst
2 56 (10.59%) Developer
3 45 (8.51%) Business Analyst
4 44 (8.32%) Project Manager
5 41 (7.75%) Administrator
5 41 (7.75%) Data Analyst
6 33 (6.24%) Coordinator
7 17 (3.21%) Architect
7 17 (3.21%) Excel Developer
8 16 (3.02%) Consultant
9 15 (2.84%) Project Coordinator
10 14 (2.65%) Solutions Architect
11 13 (2.46%) VBA Developer
12 12 (2.27%) Project Administrator
13 11 (2.08%) Technical Manager
14 10 (1.89%) Delivery Manager
15 9 (1.70%) Database Developer
15 9 (1.70%) Information Analyst
15 9 (1.70%) Systems Administrator
15 9 (1.70%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.27%) .NET
2 7 (1.32%) HTML
3 5 (0.95%) OLE
4 4 (0.76%) ADO
4 4 (0.76%) ASP.NET
4 4 (0.76%) CSS
4 4 (0.76%) XML
4 4 (0.76%) Middleware
5 3 (0.57%) Murex Flex
5 3 (0.57%) WPF
5 3 (0.57%) Django
5 3 (0.57%) Murex MxML
6 2 (0.38%) MDX
6 2 (0.38%) ODBC
7 1 (0.19%) FpML
7 1 (0.19%) Web Services
7 1 (0.19%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.19%) WinForms
7 1 (0.19%) AOM
7 1 (0.19%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 44 (8.32%) Management Information System
2 15 (2.84%) NHS
3 13 (2.46%) PMI
4 12 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 12 (2.27%) GIS
4 12 (2.27%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.08%) Statistics
6 7 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
6 7 (1.32%) Data Extraction
6 7 (1.32%) Symmetrix DMX
7 6 (1.13%) Blackberry
7 6 (1.13%) CLARiiON
8 5 (0.95%) Fixed Income
8 5 (0.95%) CMDB
8 5 (0.95%) Hedge funds
9 4 (0.76%) Social Media
10 3 (0.57%) Xbox
10 3 (0.57%) Wiki
10 3 (0.57%) Credit Risk
10 3 (0.57%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 48 (9.07%) Windows
2 32 (6.05%) UNIX
3 17 (3.21%) Linux
4 13 (2.46%) Windows 7
5 8 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.57%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.38%) Solaris
8 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (16.64%) Project Management
2 50 (9.45%) Data Analysis
3 44 (8.32%) PRINCE2
4 42 (7.94%) Migration
4 42 (7.94%) Stakeholder Management
5 34 (6.43%) Service Management
5 34 (6.43%) Change Management
6 30 (5.67%) Time Management
7 29 (5.48%) Configuration Management
8 25 (4.73%) Validation
8 25 (4.73%) Asset Management
9 23 (4.35%) ITIL
9 23 (4.35%) Project Planning
10 22 (4.16%) Business Analysis
11 21 (3.97%) Change Control
11 21 (3.97%) Analytics
12 18 (3.40%) Business Intelligence
12 18 (3.40%) Risk Management
13 17 (3.21%) E-Commerce
13 17 (3.21%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 107 (20.23%) SQL
2 65 (12.29%) VBA
3 22 (4.16%) VB
4 14 (2.65%) T-SQL
5 13 (2.46%) C#
6 9 (1.70%) Java
6 9 (1.70%) C
7 7 (1.32%) VBScript
7 7 (1.32%) VB.NET
8 6 (1.13%) Python
9 5 (0.95%) Korn
9 5 (0.95%) JavaScript
9 5 (0.95%) Perl
9 5 (0.95%) PHP
10 4 (0.76%) C++
10 4 (0.76%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.76%) AWK
10 4 (0.76%) sed
11 3 (0.57%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.19%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 72 (13.61%) Degree
2 46 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 29 (5.48%) SC Cleared
4 14 (2.65%) PMI Certification
5 12 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 9 (1.70%) DV Cleared
7 7 (1.32%) ISEB
8 6 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (0.76%) ACCA
9 4 (0.76%) CIMA
9 4 (0.76%) NVQ Level 4
10 2 (0.38%) ECDL
11 1 (0.19%) CCNP
11 1 (0.19%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.19%) CIPD
11 1 (0.19%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.19%) PMP
11 1 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.59%) SLA
2 13 (2.46%) QA
3 3 (0.57%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.38%) Basel III
4 2 (0.38%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.19%) CRD IV
5 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.19%) Basel II
5 1 (0.19%) TickIT
System Software
1 13 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.19%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (1.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 9 (1.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (0.76%) BMC PATROL
2 4 (0.76%) Nagios
2 4 (0.76%) Tivoli
2 4 (0.76%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (0.57%) SCCM
4 2 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 138 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 46 (8.70%) Oracle
3 31 (5.86%) SAP
4 18 (3.40%) Business Objects
5 15 (2.84%) HP
5 15 (2.84%) VMware
6 12 (2.27%) EMC
6 12 (2.27%) Citrix
7 11 (2.08%) Sage
7 11 (2.08%) NetApp
7 11 (2.08%) Red Hat
8 9 (1.70%) Google
9 8 (1.51%) Remedy
9 8 (1.51%) Primavera
10 7 (1.32%) Zoho
10 7 (1.32%) Mapinfo
10 7 (1.32%) Cognos
11 6 (1.13%) Isilon
12 5 (0.95%) Cisco
12 5 (0.95%) Sun
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