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 30 October 2014 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Spreadsheets
Rank 326 337 337
Rank change year-on-year
+11 0
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 318 253 260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.49% 0.48%
As % of the Applications category 4.22% 3.84% 3.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 141 145
Average daily rate
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£310 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £160 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £550 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £225 £250
% change year-on-year
+24.44% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 35 19
Average hourly rate £15.20 £12.92 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -19.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.20 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.25 £18.70 £54.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £12.91 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-18.65% -13.95%

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
7542 6596 6769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.97% 12.76% 12.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4230 3596 3436
Average daily rate £330 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £145 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 783 647 730
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.22 £10.32 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £26.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 30 October 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 +9 301 £310 +12.72% 41
London -10 96 £425 +23.18% 14
South East -6 59 £233 +3.33% 12
City of London +20 26 £425 +30.76% 5
South West -22 24 £283 +14.14% 4
Buckinghamshire +6 23 £193 +60.41% 1
Milton Keynes +5 21 £193 +60.41% 1
West Midlands -9 18 £230 -26.40% 5
North West -2 16 £296 +20.91%
East of England -12 16 £175 -26.31% 2
Berkshire +5 13 £415 +90.80% 3
Hampshire -10 10 £379 +68.44%
Surrey -8 9 £183 -31.13% 3
Scotland -1 8 £270 -
Yorkshire -18 8 £345 +6.15% 2
Wiltshire - 8 £325 -
Cambridgeshire - 8 - - 1
East Midlands -23 7 £400 +128.57% 2
Merseyside - 7 £325 -
West Yorkshire -21 6 £345 +6.15% 2
Bristol -21 6 £303 +22.22% 2
Manchester -9 5 £295 +20.40%
Leeds -10 5 £345 -10.96%
Wales - 5 £325 -
South Wales - 5 £325 -
Cambridge - 4 - - 1
Cardiff - 4 £325 -
Reading +15 3 £365 -
Derbyshire +4 3 - -
Glasgow -1 3 - -

Spreadsheet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

1 244 (40.67%) MS Excel
2 204 (34.00%) Microsoft
3 178 (29.67%) Finance
4 129 (21.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 128 (21.33%) MS Office
6 114 (19.00%) SQL
7 108 (18.00%) Analytical Skills
8 61 (10.17%) Windows
9 60 (10.00%) VBA
9 60 (10.00%) Oracle
10 58 (9.67%) E-Learning
11 56 (9.33%) Project Management
12 55 (9.17%) Migration
12 55 (9.17%) Degree
13 52 (8.67%) Banking
13 52 (8.67%) Stakeholder Management
14 49 (8.17%) SQL Server
15 47 (7.83%) Security Cleared
16 44 (7.33%) .NET
16 44 (7.33%) MS Project
16 44 (7.33%) Management Information System
17 43 (7.17%) Data Analysis
18 40 (6.67%) Windows 7
19 39 (6.50%) MS Access
20 38 (6.33%) SAP
20 38 (6.33%) Retail
21 37 (6.17%) Telecoms
22 32 (5.33%) VB
22 32 (5.33%) Business Intelligence
22 32 (5.33%) Agile Software Development

Spreadsheet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 21 (3.50%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.67%) SAS
3 2 (0.33%) Lync
3 2 (0.33%) MQSeries
3 2 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (0.33%) CMS
4 1 (0.17%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.17%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.17%) Confluence
4 1 (0.17%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 244 (40.67%) MS Excel
2 129 (21.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 128 (21.33%) MS Office
4 44 (7.33%) MS Project
5 28 (4.67%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.83%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.50%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.50%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.33%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.17%) Quicktime
9 1 (0.17%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 5 (0.83%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (0.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (0.50%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.33%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.33%) SAP R/3
4 2 (0.33%) Oracle HRMS
4 2 (0.33%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.17%) Maximo
5 1 (0.17%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.17%) CA Clarity
5 1 (0.17%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.17%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.50%) Google Apps
1 3 (0.50%) IBM Blueworks
2 2 (0.33%) SaaS
3 1 (0.17%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.33%) Firewall
2 11 (1.83%) ATM
3 10 (1.67%) Internet
4 7 (1.17%) WAN
4 7 (1.17%) FTP
4 7 (1.17%) LAN
4 7 (1.17%) HTTPS
4 7 (1.17%) SAN
4 7 (1.17%) NAS
5 5 (0.83%) Intranet
5 5 (0.83%) DNS
5 5 (0.83%) HTTP
5 5 (0.83%) DMZ
5 5 (0.83%) NetScaler
6 3 (0.50%) MPLS
7 2 (0.33%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (0.33%) SNMP
7 2 (0.33%) SSL
7 2 (0.33%) GGSN
7 2 (0.33%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (8.17%) SQL Server
2 39 (6.50%) MS Access
3 29 (4.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 25 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
5 23 (3.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (2.50%) Relational Database
7 13 (2.17%) Crystal Reports
8 11 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (1.17%) Data Mining
11 6 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (1.00%) QlikView
12 5 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (0.83%) Star Schema
13 4 (0.67%) Cognos Analysis Studio
13 4 (0.67%) Cognos Report Studio
13 4 (0.67%) Cognos Framework Manager
13 4 (0.67%) Cognos Transformer
13 4 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (0.67%) Cognos Powerplay
Development Applications
1 5 (0.83%) StarTeam
1 5 (0.83%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.33%) JIRA
2 2 (0.33%) LSMW
3 1 (0.17%) Subversion
3 1 (0.17%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.17%) TortoiseSVN
3 1 (0.17%) Git (software)
General
1 178 (29.67%) Finance
2 52 (8.67%) Banking
3 38 (6.33%) Retail
4 37 (6.17%) Telecoms
5 28 (4.67%) Marketing
6 25 (4.17%) Billing
7 18 (3.00%) Investment Banking
8 14 (2.33%) Front Office
9 9 (1.50%) Retail Banking
10 8 (1.33%) Manufacturing
11 7 (1.17%) Back Office
12 6 (1.00%) Legal
12 6 (1.00%) Advertising
13 4 (0.67%) Publishing
14 3 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.33%) Automotive
15 2 (0.33%) Law
15 2 (0.33%) General Ledger
16 1 (0.17%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 166 (27.67%) Analyst
2 91 (15.17%) Developer
3 58 (9.67%) Microsoft Specialist
4 42 (7.00%) Applications Specialist
5 41 (6.83%) Project Manager
6 37 (6.17%) Data Analyst
7 35 (5.83%) Business Analyst
8 32 (5.33%) Coordinator
9 29 (4.83%) Administrator
10 21 (3.50%) Excel Developer
11 17 (2.83%) VBA Developer
12 16 (2.67%) Excel VBA Developer
13 15 (2.50%) MI Analyst
13 15 (2.50%) Project Coordinator
13 15 (2.50%) Architect
13 15 (2.50%) Junior
14 14 (2.33%) Consultant
15 11 (1.83%) Report Developer
15 11 (1.83%) Technical Leader
15 11 (1.83%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (7.33%) .NET
2 18 (3.00%) XML
3 16 (2.67%) ASP.NET
4 11 (1.83%) STL
4 11 (1.83%) HTML
4 11 (1.83%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 5 (0.83%) FIX Protocol
5 5 (0.83%) JSON
5 5 (0.83%) CSS
6 4 (0.67%) Web Services
6 4 (0.67%) MDX
6 4 (0.67%) Django
6 4 (0.67%) WPF
6 4 (0.67%) WinForms
7 3 (0.50%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.50%) OLE
7 3 (0.50%) XSD
7 3 (0.50%) XSLT
8 2 (0.33%) REST
8 2 (0.33%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 108 (18.00%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (9.67%) E-Learning
3 44 (7.33%) Management Information System
4 13 (2.17%) Derivative
4 13 (2.17%) Fixed Income
4 13 (2.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 12 (2.00%) Statistics
5 12 (2.00%) Computer Science
6 11 (1.83%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 11 (1.83%) Grid Computing
6 11 (1.83%) PMI
7 10 (1.67%) NHS
8 8 (1.33%) Data Extraction
9 7 (1.17%) Data Structures
10 5 (0.83%) Mathematics
10 5 (0.83%) Credit Risk
10 5 (0.83%) User Experience
11 4 (0.67%) Social Media
11 4 (0.67%) Data Conversion
11 4 (0.67%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 61 (10.17%) Windows
2 40 (6.67%) Windows 7
3 26 (4.33%) UNIX
4 24 (4.00%) Linux
5 12 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (1.33%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.50%) Solaris
8 2 (0.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (9.33%) Project Management
2 55 (9.17%) Migration
3 52 (8.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 43 (7.17%) Data Analysis
5 32 (5.33%) Business Intelligence
5 32 (5.33%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (4.50%) Project Planning
7 26 (4.33%) Data Management
7 26 (4.33%) PRINCE2
7 26 (4.33%) Change Control
8 25 (4.17%) Change Management
8 25 (4.17%) Validation
9 24 (4.00%) Risk Management
9 24 (4.00%) Analytics
10 23 (3.83%) Data Migration
11 21 (3.50%) Time Management
12 17 (2.83%) Business Analysis
12 17 (2.83%) ERP
12 17 (2.83%) Service Management
13 16 (2.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 114 (19.00%) SQL
2 60 (10.00%) VBA
3 32 (5.33%) VB
4 25 (4.17%) C#
5 18 (3.00%) T-SQL
6 16 (2.67%) Python
7 15 (2.50%) C++
8 14 (2.33%) VB.NET
9 11 (1.83%) C
9 11 (1.83%) VBScript
10 9 (1.50%) Korn
11 8 (1.33%) Java
12 7 (1.17%) AWK
12 7 (1.17%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.17%) Perl
12 7 (1.17%) sed
13 6 (1.00%) JavaScript
14 4 (0.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 2 (0.33%) Google Apps Script
15 2 (0.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 55 (9.17%) Degree
2 47 (7.83%) Security Cleared
3 23 (3.83%) SC Cleared
4 18 (3.00%) MOS
5 12 (2.00%) PMI Certification
6 6 (1.00%) ISEB
7 5 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (0.83%) A+ Certification
8 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.50%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.33%) MCP
9 2 (0.33%) ACCA
9 2 (0.33%) ECDL
9 2 (0.33%) CIMA
10 1 (0.17%) CIPD
10 1 (0.17%) CIPFA
10 1 (0.17%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.67%) QA
2 7 (1.17%) SLA
3 4 (0.67%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.50%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.33%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.17%) Basel II
6 1 (0.17%) Basel III
6 1 (0.17%) P3O
System Software
1 5 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.17%) Firmware
3 1 (0.17%) XenApp
3 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (0.83%) Nagios
1 5 (0.83%) BMC PATROL
1 5 (0.83%) Tivoli
1 5 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 5 (0.83%) ITRS Geneos
2 4 (0.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.33%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 2 (0.33%) WMI
4 2 (0.33%) SCCM
5 1 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.17%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 204 (34.00%) Microsoft
2 60 (10.00%) Oracle
3 38 (6.33%) SAP
4 25 (4.17%) Business Objects
5 14 (2.33%) Red Hat
6 12 (2.00%) HP
7 10 (1.67%) Google
8 9 (1.50%) Sun
9 8 (1.33%) Cognos
10 7 (1.17%) Remedy
10 7 (1.17%) Sage
10 7 (1.17%) Informatica
10 7 (1.17%) Zoho
11 6 (1.00%) Fujitsu
12 5 (0.83%) Cisco
13 4 (0.67%) NetApp
13 4 (0.67%) Adobe
13 4 (0.67%) EMC
13 4 (0.67%) Siebel
13 4 (0.67%) VMware
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