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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Spreadsheets
Rank 426 393 345
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -48
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 196 212 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.42% 0.51%
As % of the Applications category 3.50% 3.50% 3.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 129 157
Average daily rate £300 £320 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +12.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £138 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £263 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 13 21
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.98 £13.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.51% +17.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £20.91 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.24 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-5.19% +5.48%

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
5602 6062 6456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.89% 11.97% 13.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3314 3453 3401
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £150 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 509 573 631
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.51 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.19% -3.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.50 £36.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.10 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+11.03% -3.33%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -13 186 £300 -6.97% 36
London -8 84 £350 -15.91% 14
South East +5 39 £275 -5.17% 8
Yorkshire -3 17 £230 +3.37% 4
South West 0 16 £325 -6.47% 3
North West -18 16 £240 +37.14% 5
Hampshire +13 15 £295 -1.93%
Berkshire +5 14 £125 -69.23% 5
City of London +20 11 £300 -33.33% 5
East of England +3 8 £344 - 1
South Yorkshire -5 8 £110 -8.55% 2
Sheffield -7 8 £110 -8.55% 2
Buckinghamshire +16 7 £295 -
Gloucestershire +9 6 - -
Merseyside +3 6 - -
Bristol -6 6 £325 -14.47% 1
Scotland -6 6 £275 - 2
Manchester -17 6 £240 -56.36% 3
Milton Keynes +7 5 £295 -
West Midlands -22 5 £275 -11.29% 1
Hertfordshire +8 4 £355 -
Somerset +4 4 - - 1
West Yorkshire -9 4 £217 -5.70% 2
Reading -11 4 - - 3
York - 4 £300 -
North Yorkshire - 4 £300 -
Cambridgeshire +9 3 £400 - 1
Warwickshire +4 3 £275 -15.38%
Warwick +1 3 £275 -13.38%
Leeds -20 3 £230 +3.37% 1

Spreadsheet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 156 (36.36%) Finance
2 127 (29.60%) MS Excel
3 105 (24.48%) Microsoft
4 78 (18.18%) SQL
5 68 (15.85%) Analytical Skills
6 55 (12.82%) VBA
7 48 (11.19%) Banking
8 46 (10.72%) SQL Server
9 44 (10.26%) MS Office
10 43 (10.02%) MS PowerPoint
11 41 (9.56%) Project Management
12 38 (8.86%) ITIL
12 38 (8.86%) Windows
13 36 (8.39%) Migration
14 35 (8.16%) Data Analysis
14 35 (8.16%) Degree
14 35 (8.16%) Security Cleared
15 34 (7.93%) Oracle
16 33 (7.69%) PRINCE2
17 28 (6.53%) Stakeholder Management
18 27 (6.29%) Agile Software Development
19 26 (6.06%) Management Information System
20 25 (5.83%) DV Cleared
20 25 (5.83%) Continuous Improvement
21 24 (5.59%) SharePoint
21 24 (5.59%) C#
21 24 (5.59%) SAP
22 23 (5.36%) Telecoms
22 23 (5.36%) Change Control
23 22 (5.13%) Risk Management

Spreadsheet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 24 (5.59%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.86%) CMS
3 7 (1.63%) IIS
3 7 (1.63%) JBoss
3 7 (1.63%) WebLogic
4 6 (1.40%) Documentum
4 6 (1.40%) Oracle Coherence
5 5 (1.17%) Lync
5 5 (1.17%) SAS
6 3 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.47%) eRoom
7 2 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.47%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.23%) Apache
8 1 (0.23%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 127 (29.60%) MS Excel
2 44 (10.26%) MS Office
3 43 (10.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (4.20%) MS Project
5 15 (3.50%) MS Visio
6 6 (1.40%) SPSS
7 4 (0.93%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.47%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.47%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.23%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.23%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.23%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 4 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
1 4 (0.93%) TradeThru
2 3 (0.70%) Maximo
2 3 (0.70%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.47%) HFM
3 2 (0.47%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.23%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Utilities
4 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.23%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.63%) GitHub
2 2 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.23%) AdWords
3 1 (0.23%) Basecamp
3 1 (0.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.20%) Internet
2 5 (1.17%) HTTP
3 4 (0.93%) 4G
3 4 (0.93%) ATM
3 4 (0.93%) DHCP
3 4 (0.93%) DNS
3 4 (0.93%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (0.93%) Remote Desktop
3 4 (0.93%) Wireless
4 3 (0.70%) 2G
4 3 (0.70%) 3G
4 3 (0.70%) Intranet
4 3 (0.70%) LDAP
4 3 (0.70%) MPLS
4 3 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.47%) DWDM
5 2 (0.47%) FTP
5 2 (0.47%) SDH
5 2 (0.47%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.47%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (10.72%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.73%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (1.86%) MS Access
4 8 (1.86%) NoSQL
4 8 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (1.63%) Data Mining
5 7 (1.63%) DB2
5 7 (1.63%) EDRMS
5 7 (1.63%) QlikView
6 6 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (1.40%) RDBMS
6 6 (1.40%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.17%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (1.17%) MySQL
7 5 (1.17%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.93%) Big Data
8 4 (0.93%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.93%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 8 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (1.63%) Capybara
2 7 (1.63%) Cucumber
2 7 (1.63%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.40%) Maven
3 6 (1.40%) RSpec
4 5 (1.17%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.93%) JIRA
5 4 (0.93%) MSTest
6 3 (0.70%) JBehave
6 3 (0.70%) Selenium
6 3 (0.70%) SoapUI
6 3 (0.70%) SonarQube
6 3 (0.70%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.70%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.23%) Ant
7 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 156 (36.36%) Finance
2 48 (11.19%) Banking
3 23 (5.36%) Telecoms
4 20 (4.66%) Front Office
5 18 (4.20%) Investment Banking
6 12 (2.80%) Billing
7 10 (2.33%) Legal
8 8 (1.86%) Back Office
8 8 (1.86%) Marketing
8 8 (1.86%) Pharmaceutical
8 8 (1.86%) Retail
9 5 (1.17%) Local Government
10 4 (0.93%) French Language
10 4 (0.93%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.70%) Electronics
11 3 (0.70%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.70%) German Language
11 3 (0.70%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.70%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.47%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 132 (30.77%) Analyst
2 66 (15.38%) Developer
3 40 (9.32%) Data Analyst
4 26 (6.06%) Administrator
5 23 (5.36%) Business Analyst
5 23 (5.36%) VBA Developer
6 22 (5.13%) Excel Analyst
7 21 (4.90%) Excel Developer
8 19 (4.43%) Coordinator
8 19 (4.43%) Financial Analyst
9 18 (4.20%) Excel VBA Developer
9 18 (4.20%) Support Analyst
10 17 (3.96%) Consultant
11 16 (3.73%) Project Manager
12 14 (3.26%) SQL Developer
13 13 (3.03%) Project Coordinator
14 12 (2.80%) Architect
14 12 (2.80%) SQL Analyst
15 11 (2.56%) Applications Support
15 11 (2.56%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.66%) .NET
2 19 (4.43%) Web Services
3 12 (2.80%) CSS
4 11 (2.56%) jQuery
5 10 (2.33%) Ruby on Rails
5 10 (2.33%) Velocity
6 8 (1.86%) RESTful
7 7 (1.63%) HTML
7 7 (1.63%) Sinatra
7 7 (1.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 6 (1.40%) REST
9 5 (1.17%) XML
10 4 (0.93%) J2EE
10 4 (0.93%) JSON
10 4 (0.93%) SOAP
11 3 (0.70%) JMS
11 3 (0.70%) Middleware
11 3 (0.70%) Protocol Buffers
11 3 (0.70%) Spring
11 3 (0.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 68 (15.85%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (6.06%) Management Information System
3 15 (3.50%) NHS
4 14 (3.26%) Fixed Income
5 13 (3.03%) Derivative
6 12 (2.80%) Data Centre
6 12 (2.80%) Statistics
7 11 (2.56%) Market Risk
8 7 (1.63%) Data Extraction
9 6 (1.40%) Equities
9 6 (1.40%) Equity Derivative
10 5 (1.17%) Reference Data
11 4 (0.93%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.93%) Credit Risk
11 4 (0.93%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.93%) Grid Computing
11 4 (0.93%) Swaptions
12 3 (0.70%) SWIFT
12 3 (0.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 38 (8.86%) Windows
2 18 (4.20%) Linux
3 17 (3.96%) Windows 7
4 16 (3.73%) Unix
5 4 (0.93%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (0.93%) Windows XP
6 3 (0.70%) Solaris
7 2 (0.47%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.47%) Windows 2000
7 2 (0.47%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.47%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.23%) AIX
8 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.23%) NetWare
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (9.56%) Project Management
2 38 (8.86%) ITIL
3 36 (8.39%) Migration
4 35 (8.16%) Data Analysis
5 33 (7.69%) PRINCE2
6 28 (6.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 27 (6.29%) Agile Software Development
8 25 (5.83%) Continuous Improvement
9 23 (5.36%) Change Control
10 22 (5.13%) Change Management
10 22 (5.13%) Risk Management
11 20 (4.66%) Time Management
12 18 (4.20%) Asset Management
13 17 (3.96%) Data Management
14 16 (3.73%) Analytics
14 16 (3.73%) Business Intelligence
14 16 (3.73%) Service Management
15 15 (3.50%) Scrum
15 15 (3.50%) Validation
16 14 (3.26%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 78 (18.18%) SQL
2 55 (12.82%) VBA
3 24 (5.59%) C#
4 21 (4.90%) C
5 17 (3.96%) Java
6 14 (3.26%) JavaScript
7 11 (2.56%) Ruby
8 10 (2.33%) VB
9 7 (1.63%) Jython
10 5 (1.17%) C++
10 5 (1.17%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.93%) PHP
12 3 (0.70%) Groovy
12 3 (0.70%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.47%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.47%) VBScript
14 1 (0.23%) Perl
14 1 (0.23%) Python
14 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 35 (8.16%) Degree
1 35 (8.16%) Security Cleared
2 25 (5.83%) DV Cleared
3 15 (3.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 11 (2.56%) ACCA
5 9 (2.10%) ISTQB
6 8 (1.86%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.40%) CIMA
8 5 (1.17%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 4 (0.93%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 3 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.47%) CCAB
11 2 (0.47%) ISEB
11 2 (0.47%) MCP
11 2 (0.47%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.23%) HNC
12 1 (0.23%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.10%) Disclosure Scotland
1 9 (2.10%) SLA
2 7 (1.63%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.17%) GAAP
3 5 (1.17%) QA
4 2 (0.47%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.47%) EMIR
4 2 (0.47%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.23%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.23%) COREP
5 1 (0.23%) GMP
5 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.23%) MiFID
System Software
1 11 (2.56%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.70%) Firmware
4 2 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.23%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 7 (1.63%) HP UCMDB
2 6 (1.40%) SCSM
3 3 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.70%) MOM
4 2 (0.47%) SCCM
4 2 (0.47%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.23%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 105 (24.48%) Microsoft
2 34 (7.93%) Oracle
3 24 (5.59%) SAP
4 13 (3.03%) Remedy
5 12 (2.80%) Sybase
6 11 (2.56%) HP
6 11 (2.56%) PeopleSoft
7 9 (2.10%) Adobe
7 9 (2.10%) VMware
8 8 (1.86%) Intel
8 8 (1.86%) Siebel
9 7 (1.63%) Google
10 6 (1.40%) Bloomberg
10 6 (1.40%) Huawei
11 5 (1.17%) Citrix
12 4 (0.93%) BT
12 4 (0.93%) CheckPoint
12 4 (0.93%) Cisco
12 4 (0.93%) DataSynapse
12 4 (0.93%) Reuters
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £70k - 75k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Huxley
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £150 - £175 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
Connectus
Rate: £16 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
East Sussex
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 18 days ago