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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Spreadsheets
Rank 327 360 321
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -39
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 319 253 304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.56% 0.48% 0.53%
As % of the Applications category 4.27% 3.82% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 128 165
Average daily rate
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£310 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £134 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £286 £231 £233
% change year-on-year
+23.78% -0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 38 28
Average hourly rate £16.00 £12.96 £15.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.45% -14.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.94 £17.50 £41.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £12.92 £13.30
% change year-on-year
+4.48% -2.83%

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
7475 6622 7297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.07% 12.57% 12.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4127 3616 3801
Average daily rate £338 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 724 636 752
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.33 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.19
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -4.54%

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 1 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 1 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 1 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 +25 305 £305 +1.66% 50
London +12 101 £400 +9.58% 23
South East +7 61 £240 +11.62% 9
City of London +23 28 £413 +24.06% 8
Buckinghamshire +24 24 £185 +54.16% 1
North West +4 21 £298 +26.59% 4
Milton Keynes +18 20 £185 +54.16% 1
South West -17 20 £289 -4.93% 4
Berkshire +22 18 £325 +8.33% 1
East of England -23 15 £350 +47.36% 1
Yorkshire -6 10 £345 +15.00% 2
West Midlands -21 10 £250 -0.99% 2
East Midlands -23 10 £400 +105.12% 1
Surrey +4 9 £231 +28.47% 3
Bristol -10 9 £303 -0.41% 2
Merseyside +2 8 £325 -
Hampshire -4 8 £395 +12.85% 2
Scotland -6 7 £240 - 2
West Yorkshire -13 7 £345 +6.15% 2
Manchester -12 6 £295 +20.40% 3
Reading +20 5 £325 -
Cheshire +8 5 - -
Leeds -3 5 £345 +6.15% 1
Bedfordshire -12 5 £538 +126.31%
Glasgow -13 4 - -
Hertfordshire -25 4 - -
Wales - 4 £325 -
South Wales - 4 £325 -
Cardiff - 4 £325 -
Essex -12 3 £135 -74.28%

Spreadsheet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 222 (38.47%) MS Excel
2 193 (33.45%) Microsoft
3 179 (31.02%) Finance
4 126 (21.84%) MS Office
5 122 (21.14%) MS PowerPoint
6 109 (18.89%) SQL
7 100 (17.33%) Analytical Skills
8 66 (11.44%) Project Management
9 61 (10.57%) Degree
10 59 (10.23%) VBA
11 56 (9.71%) E-Learning
12 51 (8.84%) Banking
12 51 (8.84%) Windows
13 50 (8.67%) Oracle
14 48 (8.32%) Stakeholder Management
15 47 (8.15%) Migration
15 47 (8.15%) Security Cleared
16 44 (7.63%) Data Analysis
16 44 (7.63%) SQL Server
17 43 (7.45%) SAP
18 42 (7.28%) MS Project
18 42 (7.28%) Management Information System
19 38 (6.59%) Telecoms
19 38 (6.59%) MS Access
20 37 (6.41%) Retail
21 32 (5.55%) PRINCE2
21 32 (5.55%) Windows 7
22 28 (4.85%) .NET
22 28 (4.85%) Agile Software Development
23 27 (4.68%) Marketing

Spreadsheet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 22 (3.81%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.69%) SAS
3 2 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (0.35%) Lync
4 1 (0.17%) Confluence
4 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.17%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.17%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.17%) MQSeries
Applications
1 222 (38.47%) MS Excel
2 126 (21.84%) MS Office
3 122 (21.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 42 (7.28%) MS Project
5 26 (4.51%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.69%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.35%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.35%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.35%) Open Workbench
7 2 (0.35%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.17%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 5 (0.87%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (0.69%) Cognos TM1
3 3 (0.52%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (0.52%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.52%) SAP R/3
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle HRMS
4 2 (0.35%) SAP PM
4 2 (0.35%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.17%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.17%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.17%) CA Clarity
5 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.17%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.17%) Maximo
5 1 (0.17%) SAP SEM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.52%) IBM Blueworks
1 3 (0.52%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.17%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.73%) Internet
1 10 (1.73%) ATM
2 8 (1.39%) Firewall
3 7 (1.21%) LAN
3 7 (1.21%) WAN
4 5 (0.87%) NetScaler
4 5 (0.87%) HTTP
4 5 (0.87%) SAN
5 4 (0.69%) Intranet
5 4 (0.69%) FTP
5 4 (0.69%) HTTPS
5 4 (0.69%) NAS
6 3 (0.52%) MPLS
7 2 (0.35%) DMZ
7 2 (0.35%) SSL
7 2 (0.35%) SNMP
7 2 (0.35%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.35%) DNS
7 2 (0.35%) GGSN
7 2 (0.35%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (7.63%) SQL Server
2 38 (6.59%) MS Access
3 22 (3.81%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (3.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (2.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (2.08%) BusinessObjects
5 12 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (1.91%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.21%) Data Mining
7 7 (1.21%) Crystal Reports
8 5 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.69%) Star Schema
9 4 (0.69%) Cognos Powerplay
9 4 (0.69%) DTS
9 4 (0.69%) QlikView
9 4 (0.69%) Data Mart
9 4 (0.69%) Cognos Analysis Studio
9 4 (0.69%) Cognos Report Studio
9 4 (0.69%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 5 (0.87%) Visual Studio
2 4 (0.69%) StarTeam
3 2 (0.35%) LSMW
4 1 (0.17%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.17%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (0.17%) JIRA
4 1 (0.17%) Subversion
4 1 (0.17%) Bugzilla
General
1 179 (31.02%) Finance
2 51 (8.84%) Banking
3 38 (6.59%) Telecoms
4 37 (6.41%) Retail
5 27 (4.68%) Marketing
6 25 (4.33%) Billing
7 18 (3.12%) Investment Banking
8 13 (2.25%) Front Office
9 9 (1.56%) Retail Banking
10 8 (1.39%) Back Office
11 7 (1.21%) Manufacturing
12 6 (1.04%) Legal
13 5 (0.87%) Advertising
14 4 (0.69%) Publishing
15 3 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.35%) Automotive
16 2 (0.35%) Law
17 1 (0.17%) Games
17 1 (0.17%) Electronics
17 1 (0.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 155 (26.86%) Analyst
2 78 (13.52%) Developer
3 56 (9.71%) Microsoft Specialist
4 48 (8.32%) Project Manager
5 42 (7.28%) Applications Specialist
6 33 (5.72%) Coordinator
7 32 (5.55%) Business Analyst
7 32 (5.55%) Data Analyst
8 29 (5.03%) Administrator
9 24 (4.16%) Excel Developer
10 21 (3.64%) VBA Developer
11 18 (3.12%) Excel VBA Developer
12 17 (2.95%) Project Coordinator
13 15 (2.60%) Consultant
14 13 (2.25%) Architect
15 12 (2.08%) Junior
15 12 (2.08%) MI Analyst
16 11 (1.91%) Information Analyst
17 10 (1.73%) Solutions Architect
17 10 (1.73%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (4.85%) .NET
2 12 (2.08%) XML
3 11 (1.91%) HTML
4 10 (1.73%) ASP.NET
5 7 (1.21%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 7 (1.21%) STL
6 5 (0.87%) JSON
6 5 (0.87%) CSS
7 4 (0.69%) WinForms
7 4 (0.69%) WPF
7 4 (0.69%) Django
8 3 (0.52%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.52%) OLE
8 3 (0.52%) Web Services
8 3 (0.52%) XSD
8 3 (0.52%) XSLT
9 2 (0.35%) ODBC
9 2 (0.35%) JSP
9 2 (0.35%) Middleware
9 2 (0.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 100 (17.33%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (9.71%) E-Learning
3 42 (7.28%) Management Information System
4 14 (2.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 13 (2.25%) Computer Science
6 12 (2.08%) Statistics
7 11 (1.91%) NHS
8 10 (1.73%) PMI
8 10 (1.73%) Fixed Income
9 8 (1.39%) Data Extraction
9 8 (1.39%) Derivative
10 7 (1.21%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 7 (1.21%) Grid Computing
11 5 (0.87%) User Experience
11 5 (0.87%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.87%) Mathematics
11 5 (0.87%) GIS
11 5 (0.87%) Blackberry
12 4 (0.69%) Data Conversion
12 4 (0.69%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 51 (8.84%) Windows
2 32 (5.55%) Windows 7
3 25 (4.33%) UNIX
4 20 (3.47%) Linux
5 9 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (1.39%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.52%) Solaris
8 2 (0.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (11.44%) Project Management
2 48 (8.32%) Stakeholder Management
3 47 (8.15%) Migration
4 44 (7.63%) Data Analysis
5 32 (5.55%) PRINCE2
6 28 (4.85%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (4.68%) Project Planning
7 27 (4.68%) Validation
8 25 (4.33%) Business Intelligence
8 25 (4.33%) Change Control
9 24 (4.16%) Risk Management
9 24 (4.16%) Change Management
10 20 (3.47%) Data Migration
10 20 (3.47%) Analytics
11 19 (3.29%) Service Management
11 19 (3.29%) Data Management
12 18 (3.12%) Time Management
13 17 (2.95%) ITIL
14 16 (2.77%) Business Analysis
15 15 (2.60%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 109 (18.89%) SQL
2 59 (10.23%) VBA
3 26 (4.51%) VB
4 24 (4.16%) C#
5 17 (2.95%) T-SQL
6 12 (2.08%) Python
6 12 (2.08%) C++
7 10 (1.73%) VB.NET
8 9 (1.56%) C
9 8 (1.39%) Java
10 7 (1.21%) Perl
10 7 (1.21%) VBScript
11 6 (1.04%) JavaScript
11 6 (1.04%) Korn
12 4 (0.69%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.69%) AWK
12 4 (0.69%) sed
13 3 (0.52%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.35%) PHP
14 2 (0.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 61 (10.57%) Degree
2 47 (8.15%) Security Cleared
3 22 (3.81%) SC Cleared
4 16 (2.77%) MOS
5 10 (1.73%) PMI Certification
5 10 (1.73%) ISEB
6 9 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 6 (1.04%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (0.69%) A+ Certification
9 4 (0.69%) NVQ Level 4
10 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.35%) MCP
11 2 (0.35%) ACCA
11 2 (0.35%) ECDL
11 2 (0.35%) CIMA
11 2 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.17%) AAT
12 1 (0.17%) CIPD
12 1 (0.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.95%) QA
2 11 (1.91%) SLA
3 4 (0.69%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.52%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.17%) Basel III
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.17%) Basel II
System Software
1 7 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (0.69%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.17%) XenApp
4 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (1.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (0.87%) ITRS Geneos
2 5 (0.87%) Nagios
2 5 (0.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 5 (0.87%) BMC PATROL
2 5 (0.87%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.35%) SCCM
3 2 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.17%) WMI
Vendors
1 193 (33.45%) Microsoft
2 50 (8.67%) Oracle
3 43 (7.45%) SAP
4 24 (4.16%) Business Objects
5 12 (2.08%) HP
6 11 (1.91%) Red Hat
7 10 (1.73%) Cognos
7 10 (1.73%) Google
8 7 (1.21%) Zoho
8 7 (1.21%) VMware
8 7 (1.21%) Sage
8 7 (1.21%) Cisco
8 7 (1.21%) EMC
9 6 (1.04%) Informatica
9 6 (1.04%) NetApp
9 6 (1.04%) Sun
9 6 (1.04%) Remedy
9 6 (1.04%) Fujitsu
10 5 (0.87%) Citrix
11 4 (0.69%) Avaya
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