The table below looks at the statistics for Spreadsheet skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Spreadsheet over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Spreadsheets
UK
Rank 367 422 409
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -13
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 230 207 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.52% 0.41% 0.40%
As % of the Applications category 5.04% 3.61% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 128 131
Median daily rate £400 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £300 £256
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +17.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 22 9
Median hourly rate £11.50 £16.00 £15.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.12% +0.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.31 £9.10 £8.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.76 £27.50 £22.64
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £16.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-31.25% +39.13%

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
4567 5740 6160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.37% 11.30% 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2779 3326 3576
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 498 593
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £41.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +10.00%

Spreadsheet
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Spreadsheet as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Spreadsheet within the UK over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +33 213 £400 +23.07% 28
London +28 105 £441 +26.07% 15
South East +14 34 £325 +8.33% 6
Berkshire +21 18 £388 +210.00% 2
City of London -1 17 £463 +57.44% 5
North West +25 15 £375 +56.25% 2
South West +6 15 £450 +24.13% 1
East Midlands +14 12 £275 - 1
East of England +3 12 £300 -25.00% 1
Reading +18 11 £450 +71.42%
West Midlands +9 11 £363 +31.81% 1
Northamptonshire - 10 £430 -
Northampton - 10 £430 -
Yorkshire +11 8 - - 1
Bristol +1 8 £450 +38.46%
South Wales - 7 £143 -
Wales - 7 £143 -
West Yorkshire +30 6 - -
Cheshire +25 6 £413 +105.47%
West Sussex +6 5 £380 +16.92%
Essex - 5 £350 -
Scotland +22 4 £423 +50.89% 2
Manchester +19 4 £375 +56.25% 2
Buckinghamshire +8 4 - - 1
Hampshire +5 4 £185 -35.08% 2
Shropshire - 4 - -
Telford - 4 - -
Bridgend - 4 £143 -
Milton Keynes +11 3 - - 1
Wiltshire +5 3 £348 -4.13%

Spreadsheet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Spreadsheet also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Spreadsheet.

1 183 (38.20%) Finance
2 157 (32.78%) Microsoft
3 114 (23.80%) MS Excel
4 100 (20.88%) SQL
5 92 (19.21%) Analytical Skills
6 84 (17.54%) Data Analysis
7 81 (16.91%) MS Office
8 79 (16.49%) Project Management
9 64 (13.36%) Agile Software Development
10 54 (11.27%) Management Information System
11 49 (10.23%) SharePoint
12 46 (9.60%) Banking
13 44 (9.19%) Windows
13 44 (9.19%) PRINCE2
13 44 (9.19%) VBA
14 43 (8.98%) MS PowerPoint
14 43 (8.98%) Degree
15 40 (8.35%) Migration
16 37 (7.72%) Security Cleared
17 34 (7.10%) Active Directory
17 34 (7.10%) Internet
18 33 (6.89%) SQL Server
19 32 (6.68%) Analytics
20 31 (6.47%) Validation
21 30 (6.26%) MS Project
21 30 (6.26%) Business Intelligence
22 28 (5.85%) Python
22 28 (5.85%) QA
23 26 (5.43%) SLA
23 26 (5.43%) Change Management

Spreadsheet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 49 (10.23%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.04%) IBM Notes
3 3 (0.63%) GroupWise
3 3 (0.63%) MS Project Server
3 3 (0.63%) Oracle Coherence
3 3 (0.63%) SAS
4 2 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 114 (23.80%) MS Excel
2 81 (16.91%) MS Office
3 43 (8.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 30 (6.26%) MS Project
5 19 (3.97%) MS Visio
6 5 (1.04%) SPSS
7 4 (0.84%) Maya
8 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.21%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (2.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.25%) Oracle Financials
3 5 (1.04%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (0.84%) Oracle General Ledger
4 4 (0.84%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.63%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (0.63%) Primavera
5 3 (0.63%) SAP GRC
5 3 (0.63%) SAP HCM
5 3 (0.63%) SAP HR
5 3 (0.63%) Teamcenter
5 3 (0.63%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.21%) Changepoint
7 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.21%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.21%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.04%) Office 365
3 3 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.42%) Basecamp
4 2 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.42%) G Suite
4 2 (0.42%) GitHub
4 2 (0.42%) IaaS
4 2 (0.42%) PaaS
4 2 (0.42%) SaaS
5 1 (0.21%) AdSense
5 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 34 (7.10%) Internet
2 14 (2.92%) LAN
2 14 (2.92%) WAN
3 13 (2.71%) WLAN
4 11 (2.30%) Wireless
5 6 (1.25%) Firewall
6 5 (1.04%) DHCP
6 5 (1.04%) DNS
6 5 (1.04%) Intranet
7 3 (0.63%) Network Security
7 3 (0.63%) Skype
8 2 (0.42%) VoIP
8 2 (0.42%) VPN
9 1 (0.21%) GoToMeeting
9 1 (0.21%) NFC
9 1 (0.21%) SAN
9 1 (0.21%) SSL
9 1 (0.21%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (6.89%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.55%) MS Access
3 12 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (2.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
5 8 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (1.25%) Oracle BI EE
6 6 (1.25%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.25%) QlikView
7 5 (1.04%) OLAP
7 5 (1.04%) Power BI
7 5 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (0.84%) Big Data
8 4 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (0.84%) Data Mining
8 4 (0.84%) Oracle OLAP
8 4 (0.84%) PowerPivot
8 4 (0.84%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (0.84%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 8 (1.67%) Visual Studio
2 7 (1.46%) JIRA
2 7 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.63%) JBehave
3 3 (0.63%) Maven
3 3 (0.63%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (0.63%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.42%) Capybara
4 2 (0.42%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.42%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.42%) Moq
4 2 (0.42%) NUnit
4 2 (0.42%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.42%) RSpec
4 2 (0.42%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 1 (0.21%) JMeter
5 1 (0.21%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.21%) Redmine
General
1 183 (38.20%) Finance
2 46 (9.60%) Banking
3 24 (5.01%) Telecoms
4 17 (3.55%) Investment Banking
5 16 (3.34%) Manufacturing
6 11 (2.30%) Marketing
7 9 (1.88%) Front Office
8 6 (1.25%) Advertising
8 6 (1.25%) Billing
8 6 (1.25%) Games
9 5 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.84%) Back Office
11 3 (0.63%) Electronics
11 3 (0.63%) Publishing
11 3 (0.63%) Retail
12 2 (0.42%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.42%) Danish Language
12 2 (0.42%) German Language
12 2 (0.42%) Law
12 2 (0.42%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 157 (32.78%) Analyst
2 57 (11.90%) Developer
3 56 (11.69%) Data Analyst
4 48 (10.02%) Administrator
5 38 (7.93%) Business Analyst
6 36 (7.52%) Project Manager
7 23 (4.80%) Coordinator
8 22 (4.59%) Project Officer
9 21 (4.38%) Support Officer
10 20 (4.18%) Project Support Officer
11 18 (3.76%) Consultant
11 18 (3.76%) SQL Developer
12 17 (3.55%) Excel Analyst
12 17 (3.55%) Excel Developer
12 17 (3.55%) SQL Analyst
13 16 (3.34%) Project Administrator
13 16 (3.34%) Python Developer
14 15 (3.13%) VBA Developer
15 14 (2.92%) Support Engineer
16 13 (2.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.13%) .NET
2 12 (2.51%) XML
3 11 (2.30%) HTML
4 5 (1.04%) ASP.NET
4 5 (1.04%) Web Services
5 4 (0.84%) .NET Framework
5 4 (0.84%) CSS
5 4 (0.84%) jQuery
5 4 (0.84%) WCF
6 3 (0.63%) ADO
6 3 (0.63%) JMS
6 3 (0.63%) Protocol Buffers
7 2 (0.42%) CSS3
7 2 (0.42%) Dapper ORM
7 2 (0.42%) Entity Framework
7 2 (0.42%) HTML5
7 2 (0.42%) RESTful
7 2 (0.42%) Sass
7 2 (0.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (0.42%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 92 (19.21%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (11.27%) Management Information System
3 22 (4.59%) NHS
4 18 (3.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 8 (1.67%) Contactless
5 8 (1.67%) Data Centre
5 8 (1.67%) Visualisation
6 7 (1.46%) PMI
6 7 (1.46%) Statistics
7 6 (1.25%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.04%) Equities
8 5 (1.04%) Hedge funds
8 5 (1.04%) Market Risk
9 4 (0.84%) User Experience
9 4 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.63%) Fixed Income
10 3 (0.63%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.42%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.42%) Data Extraction
11 2 (0.42%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 44 (9.19%) Windows
2 19 (3.97%) Windows 7
3 9 (1.88%) Linux
3 9 (1.88%) Unix
3 9 (1.88%) Windows 10
3 9 (1.88%) Windows 8
4 6 (1.25%) Mac OS X
4 6 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (1.04%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.84%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.21%) Android
7 1 (0.21%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (17.54%) Data Analysis
2 79 (16.49%) Project Management
3 64 (13.36%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (9.19%) PRINCE2
5 40 (8.35%) Migration
6 32 (6.68%) Analytics
7 31 (6.47%) Validation
8 30 (6.26%) Business Intelligence
9 26 (5.43%) Change Management
10 24 (5.01%) Programme Management
10 24 (5.01%) Stakeholder Management
11 23 (4.80%) Asset Management
11 23 (4.80%) User Acceptance Testing
12 22 (4.59%) CRM
12 22 (4.59%) Service Delivery
12 22 (4.59%) Time Management
13 20 (4.18%) Business Analysis
13 20 (4.18%) Performance Monitoring
14 19 (3.97%) Continuous Improvement
14 19 (3.97%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 100 (20.88%) SQL
2 44 (9.19%) VBA
3 28 (5.85%) Python
4 16 (3.34%) C#
5 15 (3.13%) Java
6 13 (2.71%) VB
7 11 (2.30%) T-SQL
8 10 (2.09%) C
8 10 (2.09%) JavaScript
9 7 (1.46%) Perl
10 6 (1.25%) R
10 6 (1.25%) Ruby
11 5 (1.04%) VB.NET
12 4 (0.84%) C++
12 4 (0.84%) VB6
13 3 (0.63%) Groovy
14 2 (0.42%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.42%) PHP
15 1 (0.21%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 43 (8.98%) Degree
2 37 (7.72%) Security Cleared
3 16 (3.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 14 (2.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (2.51%) CCNA
5 12 (2.51%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (2.30%) CCA
6 11 (2.30%) Citrix Certification
6 11 (2.30%) DV Cleared
6 11 (2.30%) MCSE
6 11 (2.30%) PhD
7 10 (2.09%) DBS Check
7 10 (2.09%) PMI Certification
8 9 (1.88%) BPSS Clearance
8 9 (1.88%) ECDL
8 9 (1.88%) SC Cleared
9 8 (1.67%) MCP
10 7 (1.46%) CISSP
11 4 (0.84%) ACCA
11 4 (0.84%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.85%) QA
2 26 (5.43%) SLA
3 21 (4.38%) Data Quality
4 12 (2.51%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (1.25%) ISO 9000
6 5 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.63%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.42%) GDPR
9 1 (0.21%) ISO27002
System Software
1 34 (7.10%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.04%) NDS
4 2 (0.42%) Firmware
4 2 (0.42%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (0.63%) MOM
2 2 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.42%) SCOM
3 1 (0.21%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.21%) Nessus
3 1 (0.21%) SCCM
3 1 (0.21%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 157 (32.78%) Microsoft
2 25 (5.22%) Oracle
3 22 (4.59%) SAP
4 19 (3.97%) CheckPoint
5 17 (3.55%) Bloomberg
5 17 (3.55%) Cisco
6 13 (2.71%) Reuters
7 11 (2.30%) HP
8 7 (1.46%) Citrix
8 7 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (1.25%) Apple
9 6 (1.25%) IBM
9 6 (1.25%) VMware
10 5 (1.04%) Google
10 5 (1.04%) Lotus
10 5 (1.04%) Novell
10 5 (1.04%) Tableau
11 3 (0.63%) CODA
11 3 (0.63%) Solace
11 3 (0.63%) Splunk
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