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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Spreadsheets
Rank 375 363 333
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -30
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 236 245 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.45% 0.46%
As % of the Applications category 3.43% 3.45% 3.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 138 121
Average daily rate
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£279 £313 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.80% -14.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £175 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £556
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £280 £175
% change year-on-year
-19.64% +60.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 18 32
Average hourly rate £14.72 £15.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.03% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.02 £10.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.41 £43.05 £23.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.24 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +7.14%

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
6886 7100 6219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.37% 13.03% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3741 3742 3194
Average daily rate £350 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 673 664 705
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.92 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% -0.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.73 £40.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 27 April 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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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 -9 221 £283 -13.07% 32
London -17 91 £365 -2.01% 12
South East -5 55 £180 -44.61% 10
North West -12 28 £210 -54.79% 6
City of London +9 22 £275 -28.10% 7
Buckinghamshire +8 21 £263 +7.14% 1
Milton Keynes +9 18 £238 -3.06%
West Midlands -10 17 £311 -14.13%
Lancashire +9 13 - -
Yorkshire -33 13 £275 +19.56% 2
Berkshire +1 12 £120 -63.07% 1
East of England +4 9 £225 -23.72% 1
Hampshire -1 9 £128 - 3
Oxfordshire -10 8 £180 - 1
Preston +11 7 - -
South West -6 7 £150 -50.00% 1
Manchester -9 7 £120 -33.33% 1
Coventry - 7 - -
Cheshire -4 6 £304 - 3
Chorley - 6 - -
Cambridgeshire +5 5 £225 -15.09%
Bedfordshire +1 5 £238 -47.22%
Scotland +1 5 £250 -10.39%
Basingstoke - 5 £128 - 2
Warwickshire +3 4 £313 -
Sheffield -5 4 £198 - 1
South Yorkshire -15 4 £198 +9.72% 2
Solihull - 4 £180 -
Cambridge +6 3 £163 -38.67%
Bristol +2 3 £147 -51.00%

Spreadsheet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 144 (32.65%) Finance
2 101 (22.90%) MS Excel
3 77 (17.46%) Microsoft
4 70 (15.87%) Analytical Skills
5 56 (12.70%) SQL
6 52 (11.79%) MS Office
7 51 (11.56%) VBA
8 47 (10.66%) Degree
9 38 (8.62%) Security Cleared
10 36 (8.16%) Data Analysis
11 35 (7.94%) Project Management
12 33 (7.48%) Oracle
12 33 (7.48%) MS PowerPoint
13 32 (7.26%) HTML
14 30 (6.80%) Agile Software Development
15 29 (6.58%) Google
15 29 (6.58%) Windows
16 28 (6.35%) CSS
16 28 (6.35%) Banking
16 28 (6.35%) SC Cleared
16 28 (6.35%) Analytics
17 27 (6.12%) MS Visio
17 27 (6.12%) Management Information System
18 26 (5.90%) C#
18 26 (5.90%) OO
19 24 (5.44%) Front Office
20 22 (4.99%) Migration
20 22 (4.99%) Stakeholder Management
20 22 (4.99%) ITIL
20 22 (4.99%) Visualisation

Spreadsheet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 14 (3.17%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.95%) CMS
3 7 (1.59%) WebSphere
4 6 (1.36%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (0.91%) Drupal
5 4 (0.91%) SAS
6 2 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.23%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.23%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.23%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.23%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 101 (22.90%) MS Excel
2 52 (11.79%) MS Office
3 33 (7.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 27 (6.12%) MS Visio
5 17 (3.85%) MS Project
6 6 (1.36%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.23%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 5 (1.13%) Markit EDM
2 4 (0.91%) Hyperion Planning
2 4 (0.91%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.68%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.45%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.23%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.23%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.23%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.23%) SimCorp Dimension
5 1 (0.23%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.23%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.23%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.23%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.23%) Bloomberg TOMS
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.95%) Google Analytics
2 8 (1.81%) SaaS
3 6 (1.36%) Google Apps
4 3 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.23%) Office 365
5 1 (0.23%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.63%) Internet
2 14 (3.17%) ATM
3 12 (2.72%) Wireless
4 11 (2.49%) Network Security
5 8 (1.81%) LAN
6 7 (1.59%) VPN
7 6 (1.36%) TCP/IP
7 6 (1.36%) VoIP
7 6 (1.36%) WLAN
7 6 (1.36%) Ethernet
7 6 (1.36%) VLAN
8 5 (1.13%) WAN
9 4 (0.91%) Intranet
9 4 (0.91%) MPLS
10 2 (0.45%) Firewall
10 2 (0.45%) DNS
10 2 (0.45%) SAN
10 2 (0.45%) HTTP
11 1 (0.23%) LDAP
11 1 (0.23%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.63%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.72%) Data Mining
3 10 (2.27%) MS Access
3 10 (2.27%) Relational Database
4 9 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (1.59%) QlikView
7 6 (1.36%) Crystal Reports
7 6 (1.36%) MySQL
8 5 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.91%) Essbase
9 4 (0.91%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.45%) SAP BW
11 2 (0.45%) Big Data
11 2 (0.45%) Data Mart
11 2 (0.45%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.23%) Base SAS
12 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (0.68%) StarTeam
2 2 (0.45%) JIRA
2 2 (0.45%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.45%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (0.45%) Grunt
3 1 (0.23%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.23%) JUnit
3 1 (0.23%) Subversion
3 1 (0.23%) Maven
3 1 (0.23%) Selenium
3 1 (0.23%) TestNG
3 1 (0.23%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.23%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.23%) Cucumber
General
1 144 (32.65%) Finance
2 28 (6.35%) Banking
3 24 (5.44%) Front Office
4 22 (4.99%) Marketing
5 19 (4.31%) Telecoms
6 14 (3.17%) Publishing
7 12 (2.72%) Retail
8 10 (2.27%) Investment Banking
9 7 (1.59%) Legal
9 7 (1.59%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.59%) Advertising
9 7 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (1.13%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.91%) Law
12 2 (0.45%) Local Government
12 2 (0.45%) Billing
12 2 (0.45%) Arabic Language
12 2 (0.45%) Hindi Language
13 1 (0.23%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.23%) French Language
Job Titles
1 134 (30.39%) Analyst
2 79 (17.91%) Developer
3 35 (7.94%) Coordinator
4 34 (7.71%) Business Analyst
5 33 (7.48%) Data Analyst
6 30 (6.80%) Administrator
7 21 (4.76%) Excel Developer
8 17 (3.85%) VBA Developer
9 16 (3.63%) Project Coordinator
9 16 (3.63%) Project Manager
10 14 (3.17%) Web Developer
10 14 (3.17%) Consultant
11 13 (2.95%) Architect
11 13 (2.95%) Excel VBA Developer
12 11 (2.49%) Performance Analyst
12 11 (2.49%) Technical Architect
12 11 (2.49%) Report Analyst
13 9 (2.04%) Project Administrator
14 8 (1.81%) Senior Analyst
14 8 (1.81%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (7.26%) HTML
2 28 (6.35%) CSS
3 17 (3.85%) .NET
4 14 (3.17%) XML
5 9 (2.04%) Ajax
6 8 (1.81%) HTML5
7 7 (1.59%) WCF
7 7 (1.59%) WPF
8 6 (1.36%) jQuery
8 6 (1.36%) CSS3
8 6 (1.36%) WinForms
8 6 (1.36%) Web Services
9 5 (1.13%) WebSphere MQ
9 5 (1.13%) MSMQ
9 5 (1.13%) JSON
10 4 (0.91%) Middleware
10 4 (0.91%) ASP.NET
11 3 (0.68%) RESTful
12 2 (0.45%) Flash
12 2 (0.45%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 70 (15.87%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (6.12%) Management Information System
3 22 (4.99%) Visualisation
4 16 (3.63%) Data Structures
5 15 (3.40%) Statistics
6 13 (2.95%) NHS
7 11 (2.49%) Derivative
7 11 (2.49%) Raspberry Pi
8 10 (2.27%) User Experience
9 8 (1.81%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (1.59%) Market Risk
10 7 (1.59%) Open Source
11 6 (1.36%) iPhone
11 6 (1.36%) RIA
11 6 (1.36%) Fixed Income
12 5 (1.13%) Equities
12 5 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (1.13%) Equity Derivative
12 5 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.13%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 29 (6.58%) Windows
2 15 (3.40%) UNIX
3 10 (2.27%) Windows 7
4 9 (2.04%) Linux
5 6 (1.36%) Mac OS X
5 6 (1.36%) Android
6 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.23%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (8.16%) Data Analysis
2 35 (7.94%) Project Management
3 30 (6.80%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (6.35%) Analytics
5 26 (5.90%) OO
6 22 (4.99%) ITIL
6 22 (4.99%) Migration
6 22 (4.99%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (4.54%) PRINCE2
7 20 (4.54%) Business Intelligence
7 20 (4.54%) Systems Analysis
8 19 (4.31%) Business Analysis
8 19 (4.31%) Data Modelling
9 17 (3.85%) Workflow
9 17 (3.85%) Web Design
10 16 (3.63%) Validation
10 16 (3.63%) Service Management
10 16 (3.63%) Line Management
11 15 (3.40%) Time Management
11 15 (3.40%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (12.70%) SQL
2 51 (11.56%) VBA
3 26 (5.90%) C#
4 19 (4.31%) Python
5 14 (3.17%) Java
5 14 (3.17%) JavaScript
6 10 (2.27%) C
7 9 (2.04%) Ruby
7 9 (2.04%) VB.NET
8 8 (1.81%) R
9 7 (1.59%) C++
10 5 (1.13%) T-SQL
10 5 (1.13%) VBScript
10 5 (1.13%) VB
10 5 (1.13%) PHP
11 2 (0.45%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.23%) ABAP
12 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.23%) AWK
12 1 (0.23%) VB6
Qualifications
1 47 (10.66%) Degree
2 38 (8.62%) Security Cleared
3 28 (6.35%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.49%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (1.81%) ISEB
6 6 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.68%) Postgraduate
8 3 (0.68%) MCSE
8 3 (0.68%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (0.68%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.68%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.45%) CIPD
9 2 (0.45%) AAT
9 2 (0.45%) MCP
9 2 (0.45%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.45%) CCAB
10 1 (0.23%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.23%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.49%) QA
2 3 (0.68%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 3 (0.68%) GCP
2 3 (0.68%) Solvency II
3 2 (0.45%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.23%) EMIR
4 1 (0.23%) SLA
4 1 (0.23%) GAAP
4 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.23%) DICOM
4 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.23%) Basel III
System Software
1 9 (2.04%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.23%) XenApp
3 1 (0.23%) XenServer
3 1 (0.23%) vSphere
3 1 (0.23%) vCloud
3 1 (0.23%) Firmware
3 1 (0.23%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (1.13%) Control-M
2 3 (0.68%) WMI
2 3 (0.68%) HP UCMDB
3 1 (0.23%) SCDPM
3 1 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.23%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 77 (17.46%) Microsoft
2 33 (7.48%) Oracle
3 29 (6.58%) Google
4 21 (4.76%) SAP
4 21 (4.76%) Cisco
5 17 (3.85%) Apple
6 13 (2.95%) Tableau
7 8 (1.81%) Hyperion
8 7 (1.59%) Facebook
9 6 (1.36%) DevExpress
9 6 (1.36%) VMware
10 5 (1.13%) Bloomberg
10 5 (1.13%) HP
11 4 (0.91%) Citrix
11 4 (0.91%) Adobe
12 3 (0.68%) IBM
12 3 (0.68%) Cognos
12 3 (0.68%) BMC
12 3 (0.68%) Symantec
12 3 (0.68%) Remedy
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Annapurna
Rate: £190 - £210 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke
Orgtel
Rate: £120 - £135 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Volt
Posted: 7 days ago
Redhill
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £43 per hour + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Redhill
Computer Futures
Rate: £50 - £53 per hour + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Redhill
Computer Futures
Rate: £36 - £53 per hour + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Macclesfield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 14 days ago
North West
HFG
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Swindon
The People Network
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
South Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Basingstoke
Orgtel
Rate: £120 - £135 per day
Posted: 25 days ago