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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Spreadsheets
Rank 442 410 389
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -21
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 202 237 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.43% 0.44%
As % of the Applications category 3.39% 3.45% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 106 134
Average daily rate £288 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £128 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £254 £225 £280
% change year-on-year
+12.88% -19.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 25 18
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.46 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.41% -13.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.00 £10.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.70 £27.43 £43.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.75 £12.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -16.66%

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
5967 6862 7052
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.68% 12.31% 12.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3622 3723 3702
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £165 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 469 671 672
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -5.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.20 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.60 £33.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -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 29 April 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 29 April 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 29 April 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 -43 191 £290 +4.03% 25
London -23 83 £375 +4.89% 8
South East -37 33 £310 +71.94% 3
City of London +35 16 £374 +35.90% 2
Yorkshire +3 15 £196 -28.59% 1
West Midlands -16 15 £190 -38.95% 3
East of England +14 14 £260 +15.55% 1
South West +8 14 £289 +92.50% 5
Berkshire +8 13 £196 +63.54% 1
West Yorkshire +4 13 £327 +61.41% 1
Birmingham - 13 £175 - 1
North West -23 12 £168 -20.23% 2
Hampshire -1 10 £310 +142.74% 1
Leeds +4 9 £463 +105.55%
Scotland -14 9 £280 +12.00% 3
Edinburgh -2 8 £280 +12.00% 2
Gloucestershire - 7 £290 -
Cambridgeshire +10 6 £295 +31.11% 1
Cambridge -3 5 £240 +47.69%
Cheshire -7 5 £301 -1.06%
Hertfordshire +11 4 £550 -
North East -26 4 £180 -
Tyne and Wear -30 4 £180 -
Maidenhead - 4 - -
Buckinghamshire 0 3 - -
Bristol -1 3 £269 +82.82% 4
Bedfordshire -2 3 £215 -9.47%
Lancashire -9 3 £113 -
Manchester -11 3 £100 -16.66% 2
Surrey -12 3 £350 -17.64% 1

Spreadsheet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 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.

1 151 (37.10%) Finance
2 126 (30.96%) MS Excel
3 101 (24.82%) Microsoft
4 78 (19.16%) SQL
5 63 (15.48%) Analytical Skills
6 49 (12.04%) Banking
7 44 (10.81%) Windows
7 44 (10.81%) Project Management
8 42 (10.32%) Oracle
9 41 (10.07%) Migration
10 40 (9.83%) MS Office
11 39 (9.58%) VBA
12 37 (9.09%) Degree
13 34 (8.35%) SQL Server
14 33 (8.11%) Management Information System
15 32 (7.86%) PRINCE2
15 32 (7.86%) SharePoint
16 31 (7.62%) Stakeholder Management
16 31 (7.62%) Data Analysis
17 29 (7.13%) MS PowerPoint
18 28 (6.88%) ITIL
19 27 (6.63%) Security Cleared
20 24 (5.90%) Telecoms
20 24 (5.90%) Front Office
20 24 (5.90%) C#
21 21 (5.16%) SAP
22 20 (4.91%) Business Intelligence
23 19 (4.67%) Active Directory
23 19 (4.67%) Agile Software Development
23 19 (4.67%) Time Management

Spreadsheet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 32 (7.86%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.72%) IIS
2 7 (1.72%) JBoss
2 7 (1.72%) WebLogic
3 6 (1.47%) CMS
3 6 (1.47%) Skype for Business
4 4 (0.98%) IBM Notes
5 3 (0.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (0.74%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.74%) SAS
6 2 (0.49%) Documentum
6 2 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.49%) eRoom
7 1 (0.25%) Apache
7 1 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 126 (30.96%) MS Excel
2 40 (9.83%) MS Office
3 29 (7.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (4.42%) MS Project
5 8 (1.97%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.97%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.98%) SPSS
7 3 (0.74%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.74%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (0.49%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.49%) Final Cut Pro
8 2 (0.49%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 5 (1.23%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (0.98%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.98%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.98%) TradeThru
3 2 (0.49%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 2 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.25%) HFM
4 1 (0.25%) Lorenzo
4 1 (0.25%) Magento
4 1 (0.25%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.25%) Primavera
4 1 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.23%) Google Apps
2 2 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 2 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 2 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
2 2 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.49%) Office 365
3 1 (0.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.69%) Internet
2 7 (1.72%) DNS
3 6 (1.47%) DHCP
4 5 (1.23%) Intranet
4 5 (1.23%) Remote Desktop
4 5 (1.23%) WebEx
4 5 (1.23%) Wireless
5 4 (0.98%) OpenVPN
5 4 (0.98%) VPN
6 3 (0.74%) HTTP
6 3 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.49%) 4G
7 2 (0.49%) DWDM
7 2 (0.49%) Firewall
7 2 (0.49%) IP Telephony
7 2 (0.49%) SDH
7 2 (0.49%) Skype
7 2 (0.49%) WAN
8 1 (0.25%) Cisco ISE
8 1 (0.25%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (8.35%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.93%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (2.46%) Oracle Reports
4 10 (2.46%) QlikView
5 9 (2.21%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.72%) DB2
6 7 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.47%) MS Access
7 6 (1.47%) RDBMS
7 6 (1.47%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (1.23%) GIS
9 4 (0.98%) Power BI
10 3 (0.74%) Big Data
10 3 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.74%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.74%) Hyperion Smart View
10 3 (0.74%) MySQL
10 3 (0.74%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 6 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (0.98%) MSTest
3 3 (0.74%) JIRA
4 2 (0.49%) Selenium
4 2 (0.49%) SoapUI
4 2 (0.49%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.25%) JBehave
5 1 (0.25%) Maven
5 1 (0.25%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.25%) TeamCity
General
1 151 (37.10%) Finance
2 49 (12.04%) Banking
3 24 (5.90%) Front Office
3 24 (5.90%) Telecoms
4 15 (3.69%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.21%) Back Office
5 9 (2.21%) Billing
5 9 (2.21%) Retail
6 8 (1.97%) Legal
6 8 (1.97%) Marketing
7 6 (1.47%) Law
8 5 (1.23%) Local Government
8 5 (1.23%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.98%) French Language
9 4 (0.98%) German Language
10 3 (0.74%) Publishing
10 3 (0.74%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.49%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.25%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 130 (31.94%) Analyst
2 42 (10.32%) Developer
3 41 (10.07%) Data Analyst
4 35 (8.60%) Administrator
5 25 (6.14%) Business Analyst
6 22 (5.41%) Coordinator
7 21 (5.16%) VBA Developer
8 19 (4.67%) Excel Analyst
9 18 (4.42%) Excel Developer
9 18 (4.42%) Project Manager
10 17 (4.18%) Consultant
11 16 (3.93%) Excel VBA Developer
11 16 (3.93%) Project Coordinator
11 16 (3.93%) Support Analyst
12 14 (3.44%) Junior
12 14 (3.44%) SQL Analyst
13 13 (3.19%) Data Migration Analyst
13 13 (3.19%) Migration Analyst
13 13 (3.19%) Project Analyst
14 10 (2.46%) PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.44%) .NET
2 9 (2.21%) Web Services
3 5 (1.23%) HTML
3 5 (1.23%) XML
4 4 (0.98%) J2EE
5 3 (0.74%) CSS
5 3 (0.74%) XSLT
6 2 (0.49%) ActiveX
6 2 (0.49%) Google Maps API
6 2 (0.49%) Middleware
6 2 (0.49%) Murex Flex
6 2 (0.49%) Murex MxML
7 1 (0.25%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.25%) CSS3
7 1 (0.25%) HTML5
7 1 (0.25%) JSON
7 1 (0.25%) OOXML
7 1 (0.25%) Protocol Buffers
7 1 (0.25%) RESTful
7 1 (0.25%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 63 (15.48%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (8.11%) Management Information System
3 18 (4.42%) NHS
4 17 (4.18%) Data Centre
4 17 (4.18%) Fixed Income
5 13 (3.19%) Statistics
6 11 (2.70%) Derivative
7 9 (2.21%) Market Risk
8 8 (1.97%) Equities
9 6 (1.47%) Credit Risk
9 6 (1.47%) Reference Data
10 5 (1.23%) Data Extraction
10 5 (1.23%) Data Protection Act
10 5 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (0.98%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.98%) Computer Science
11 4 (0.98%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.98%) Mathematics
11 4 (0.98%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 44 (10.81%) Windows
2 16 (3.93%) Unix
3 14 (3.44%) Windows 7
4 7 (1.72%) Linux
5 6 (1.47%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.23%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.74%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.74%) Windows 2000
7 3 (0.74%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.49%) Android
8 2 (0.49%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.49%) NetWare
8 2 (0.49%) Solaris
8 2 (0.49%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.25%) AIX
9 1 (0.25%) HPUX
9 1 (0.25%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (10.81%) Project Management
2 41 (10.07%) Migration
3 32 (7.86%) PRINCE2
4 31 (7.62%) Data Analysis
4 31 (7.62%) Stakeholder Management
5 28 (6.88%) ITIL
6 20 (4.91%) Business Intelligence
7 19 (4.67%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (4.67%) Time Management
8 18 (4.42%) Change Management
8 18 (4.42%) Continuous Improvement
8 18 (4.42%) Validation
9 16 (3.93%) Change Control
10 15 (3.69%) Data Migration
10 15 (3.69%) Risk Management
11 14 (3.44%) Business Analysis
12 12 (2.95%) Data Management
12 12 (2.95%) ETL
12 12 (2.95%) Workflow
13 11 (2.70%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 78 (19.16%) SQL
2 39 (9.58%) VBA
3 24 (5.90%) C#
4 10 (2.46%) Java
4 10 (2.46%) VB
5 7 (1.72%) C
5 7 (1.72%) Jython
5 7 (1.72%) PL/SQL
6 5 (1.23%) C++
7 4 (0.98%) T-SQL
7 4 (0.98%) VB6
8 3 (0.74%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.74%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.49%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.49%) Perl
9 2 (0.49%) PHP
9 2 (0.49%) Python
10 1 (0.25%) Groovy
10 1 (0.25%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 37 (9.09%) Degree
2 27 (6.63%) Security Cleared
3 12 (2.95%) DV Cleared
4 10 (2.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 8 (1.97%) ACCA
6 7 (1.72%) ISTQB
6 7 (1.72%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (1.23%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 4 (0.98%) CIMA
9 4 (0.98%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 3 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.49%) CCNA
11 2 (0.49%) CIPD
11 2 (0.49%) HNC
11 2 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.49%) MBA
11 2 (0.49%) MCP
12 1 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.72%) QA
2 6 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (1.23%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.23%) SLA
4 3 (0.74%) GAAP
5 2 (0.49%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.25%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.25%) GMP
6 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (4.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.23%) RACF
3 3 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.25%) Firmware
5 1 (0.25%) HDFS
5 1 (0.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (1.72%) HP UCMDB
2 3 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.74%) ServiceCenter
2 3 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.49%) SCCM
3 2 (0.49%) SCSM
4 1 (0.25%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.25%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.25%) MOM
4 1 (0.25%) RSA Archer
4 1 (0.25%) SCOM
4 1 (0.25%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 101 (24.82%) Microsoft
2 42 (10.32%) Oracle
3 21 (5.16%) SAP
4 16 (3.93%) Sybase
5 13 (3.19%) HP
6 11 (2.70%) Adobe
6 11 (2.70%) Google
7 10 (2.46%) Apple
7 10 (2.46%) Remedy
8 9 (2.21%) PeopleSoft
9 8 (1.97%) Intel
9 8 (1.97%) Siebel
10 7 (1.72%) Bloomberg
11 6 (1.47%) Huawei
11 6 (1.47%) VMware
12 5 (1.23%) BT
12 5 (1.23%) Cisco
12 5 (1.23%) IBM
13 4 (0.98%) Juniper
13 4 (0.98%) Reuters
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