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 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Spreadsheets
Rank 378 311 343
Rank change year-on-year
-67 +32
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 212 261 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.54% 0.47%
As % of the Applications category 3.46% 4.10% 3.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 168 105
Average daily rate
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£325 £285 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £130 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £505 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £275 £260
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +5.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 20
Average hourly rate £15.98 £13.58 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.71% +8.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.54 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.91 £16.95 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.24 £13.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+5.48% +8.00%

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
6119 6367 5664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.99% 13.22% 12.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3519 3394 2918
Average daily rate £330 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £135 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 577 615 697
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.36 £10.50 £9.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -

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 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -53 202 £325 +14.03% 45
London -12 89 £450 +56.52% 17
South East -25 32 £295 -8.40% 11
City of London +18 31 £450 +8.43% 5
South West -17 21 £348 +24.10% 4
North West -5 16 £175 +9.03% 4
East Midlands +4 13 £190 +8.57%
West Midlands -2 13 £270 -22.85% 5
Bristol +1 11 £380 +61.70% 2
Yorkshire -8 11 £223 -11.88% 2
Berkshire -12 11 £406 +31.04% 4
West Yorkshire -8 9 £230 +2.22% 2
Manchester -2 7 £550 +242.67% 4
Leeds -8 7 £223 -40.66% 1
Hampshire -19 6 £301 +20.32% 1
East of England -6 5 - - 2
Birmingham -6 4 £203 -37.69% 2
Derbyshire +22 3 £120 -
Nottinghamshire -1 3 £245 -10.90%
Reading -2 3 - - 1
Nottingham -4 3 £245 -10.90%
Wiltshire -4 3 £107 -61.09%
Surrey -9 3 £500 +29.03% 1
Northamptonshire -13 3 £190 +8.57%
Gloucestershire -17 3 £333 -7.63% 1
Warwickshire - 3 £325 - 1
Cheltenham - 3 £333 - 1
Bracknell 0 2 - -
Swindon -8 2 £107 -61.09%
Northampton -13 2 £190 +8.57%

Spreadsheet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 189 (35.80%) MS Excel
2 168 (31.82%) Finance
3 158 (29.92%) Microsoft
4 113 (21.40%) MS PowerPoint
5 105 (19.89%) MS Office
6 101 (19.13%) SQL
7 81 (15.34%) Analytical Skills
8 68 (12.88%) VBA
9 58 (10.98%) E-Learning
10 53 (10.04%) Oracle
11 52 (9.85%) Windows
12 46 (8.71%) .NET
13 44 (8.33%) Degree
14 42 (7.95%) Security Cleared
15 41 (7.77%) Migration
16 40 (7.58%) SQL Server
17 38 (7.20%) Stakeholder Management
18 36 (6.82%) Banking
19 35 (6.63%) Project Management
19 35 (6.63%) C#
20 34 (6.44%) Data Analysis
21 33 (6.25%) Windows 7
21 33 (6.25%) MS Visio
22 32 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
23 31 (5.87%) Business Intelligence
24 30 (5.68%) MS Project
24 30 (5.68%) XML
25 27 (5.11%) Telecoms
26 26 (4.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 25 (4.73%) Management Information System

Spreadsheet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 16 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.08%) CMS
3 4 (0.76%) Drupal
4 3 (0.57%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.38%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.19%) SAS
6 1 (0.19%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.19%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.19%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.19%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.19%) Lync
Applications
1 189 (35.80%) MS Excel
2 113 (21.40%) MS PowerPoint
3 105 (19.89%) MS Office
4 33 (6.25%) MS Visio
5 30 (5.68%) MS Project
6 5 (0.95%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.38%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.38%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.19%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 8 (1.52%) Google Analytics
1 8 (1.52%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (0.76%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 4 (0.76%) Hyperion Planning
3 3 (0.57%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.19%) SAP SEM
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.19%) SimCorp Dimension
5 1 (0.19%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.19%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.19%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.19%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.38%) SaaS
1 2 (0.38%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.19%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.70%) Firewall
2 8 (1.52%) Internet
2 8 (1.52%) ATM
3 6 (1.14%) Network Security
4 4 (0.76%) WAN
4 4 (0.76%) SAN
5 3 (0.57%) MPLS
5 3 (0.57%) DMZ
5 3 (0.57%) Intranet
5 3 (0.57%) HTTPS
5 3 (0.57%) DNS
5 3 (0.57%) FTP
5 3 (0.57%) LAN
5 3 (0.57%) NAS
6 2 (0.38%) LDAP
6 2 (0.38%) HTTP
6 2 (0.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (7.58%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (3.79%) MS Access
5 15 (2.84%) Crystal Reports
6 14 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (2.46%) Relational Database
8 12 (2.27%) QlikView
9 7 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (1.14%) MySQL
11 5 (0.95%) Star Schema
11 5 (0.95%) Data Mining
11 5 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (0.76%) Cognos Analysis Studio
12 4 (0.76%) Cognos Report Studio
12 4 (0.76%) Cognos Framework Manager
12 4 (0.76%) Cognos Transformer
12 4 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.76%) Cognos Powerplay
12 4 (0.76%) DTS
Development Applications
1 4 (0.76%) StarTeam
2 3 (0.57%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.57%) JIRA
3 2 (0.38%) Grunt
3 2 (0.38%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.19%) JUnit
4 1 (0.19%) Subversion
4 1 (0.19%) TestNG
4 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.19%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.19%) Selenium
4 1 (0.19%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.19%) Selenium IDE
General
1 168 (31.82%) Finance
2 36 (6.82%) Banking
3 27 (5.11%) Telecoms
4 21 (3.98%) Retail
5 20 (3.79%) Marketing
6 19 (3.60%) Front Office
7 15 (2.84%) Investment Banking
8 11 (2.08%) Publishing
8 11 (2.08%) Billing
9 7 (1.33%) Legal
10 6 (1.14%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.76%) Law
12 3 (0.57%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.38%) Arabic Language
13 2 (0.38%) Hindi Language
13 2 (0.38%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.38%) Advertising
14 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.19%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 142 (26.89%) Analyst
2 99 (18.75%) Developer
3 59 (11.17%) Microsoft Specialist
4 40 (7.58%) Applications Specialist
5 33 (6.25%) Business Analyst
6 30 (5.68%) Administrator
7 27 (5.11%) Data Analyst
8 24 (4.55%) Excel Developer
9 23 (4.36%) Project Manager
10 22 (4.17%) Coordinator
11 19 (3.60%) VBA Developer
12 17 (3.22%) Consultant
12 17 (3.22%) Excel VBA Developer
13 16 (3.03%) Report Analyst
13 16 (3.03%) Architect
14 13 (2.46%) Technical Leader
15 11 (2.08%) Lead Developer
15 11 (2.08%) MI Analyst
15 11 (2.08%) Technical Developer
16 10 (1.89%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (8.71%) .NET
2 30 (5.68%) XML
3 18 (3.41%) HTML
4 15 (2.84%) ASP.NET
4 15 (2.84%) CSS
5 12 (2.27%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 12 (2.27%) STL
6 8 (1.52%) JSON
6 8 (1.52%) Web Services
7 5 (0.95%) WPF
8 4 (0.76%) MDX
8 4 (0.76%) XSD
8 4 (0.76%) XSLT
9 3 (0.57%) Ajax
9 3 (0.57%) RESTful
9 3 (0.57%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.38%) WebGL
10 2 (0.38%) Raphaël
10 2 (0.38%) Sass
10 2 (0.38%) Highcharts JS
Miscellaneous
1 81 (15.34%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (10.98%) E-Learning
3 25 (4.73%) Management Information System
4 16 (3.03%) Derivative
5 14 (2.65%) Fixed Income
6 12 (2.27%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 12 (2.27%) Grid Computing
7 10 (1.89%) Statistics
7 10 (1.89%) NHS
8 9 (1.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 9 (1.70%) Data Structures
9 7 (1.33%) Visualisation
10 6 (1.14%) Computer Science
11 5 (0.95%) Data Extraction
11 5 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.76%) Open Source
12 4 (0.76%) New Media
12 4 (0.76%) Market Risk
12 4 (0.76%) Credit Risk
12 4 (0.76%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 52 (9.85%) Windows
2 33 (6.25%) Windows 7
3 19 (3.60%) UNIX
4 9 (1.70%) Linux
5 5 (0.95%) Windows XP
6 3 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.19%) AIX
7 1 (0.19%) Solaris
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (7.77%) Migration
2 38 (7.20%) Stakeholder Management
3 35 (6.63%) Project Management
4 34 (6.44%) Data Analysis
5 32 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (5.87%) Business Intelligence
7 25 (4.73%) Analytics
8 24 (4.55%) Project Planning
9 22 (4.17%) Data Modelling
10 20 (3.79%) OO
11 19 (3.60%) PRINCE2
11 19 (3.60%) Business Analysis
12 18 (3.41%) Workflow
12 18 (3.41%) Service Management
12 18 (3.41%) ITIL
12 18 (3.41%) Continuous Improvement
13 17 (3.22%) Line Management
13 17 (3.22%) Change Management
13 17 (3.22%) Validation
13 17 (3.22%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 101 (19.13%) SQL
2 68 (12.88%) VBA
3 35 (6.63%) C#
4 22 (4.17%) Python
5 20 (3.79%) VB
6 18 (3.41%) C++
7 16 (3.03%) T-SQL
8 15 (2.84%) VB.NET
9 13 (2.46%) VBScript
10 11 (2.08%) C
11 9 (1.70%) Java
12 8 (1.52%) JavaScript
13 6 (1.14%) PHP
14 5 (0.95%) Ruby
15 4 (0.76%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 4 (0.76%) R
15 4 (0.76%) Korn
16 3 (0.57%) AWK
16 3 (0.57%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.57%) sed
Qualifications
1 44 (8.33%) Degree
2 42 (7.95%) Security Cleared
3 24 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 18 (3.41%) MOS
5 7 (1.33%) ISEB
6 6 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.95%) PMI Certification
7 5 (0.95%) A+ Certification
7 5 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.57%) Postgraduate
8 3 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.38%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.38%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.38%) CISSP
10 1 (0.19%) CIPFA
10 1 (0.19%) CIMA
10 1 (0.19%) CISA
10 1 (0.19%) CISM
10 1 (0.19%) ACCA
10 1 (0.19%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.41%) QA
2 5 (0.95%) Solvency II
3 3 (0.57%) SLA
4 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.19%) Basel III
5 1 (0.19%) P3O
5 1 (0.19%) EMIR
System Software
1 2 (0.38%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.38%) Firmware
2 1 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (0.95%) WMI
2 4 (0.76%) HP UCMDB
3 1 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.19%) Control-M
3 1 (0.19%) SCCM
3 1 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 158 (29.92%) Microsoft
2 53 (10.04%) Oracle
3 25 (4.73%) SAP
4 17 (3.22%) Business Objects
5 16 (3.03%) Google
6 9 (1.70%) Cognos
7 8 (1.52%) Hyperion
7 8 (1.52%) Cisco
8 7 (1.33%) Tableau
9 6 (1.14%) Fujitsu
9 6 (1.14%) Apple
10 5 (0.95%) Informatica
10 5 (0.95%) HP
11 4 (0.76%) Adobe
11 4 (0.76%) Sun
11 4 (0.76%) Red Hat
11 4 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.57%) BT
12 3 (0.57%) Alias
12 3 (0.57%) Teradata
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