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 27 May 2016 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Spreadsheets
Rank 462 403 387
Rank change year-on-year
-59 -16
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 194 234 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.43% 0.45%
As % of the Applications category 3.34% 3.51% 3.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 108 139
Median daily rate £313 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £129 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £550 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £273 £264
% change year-on-year
+6.42% +3.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 23 14
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £9.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.70 £30.00 £27.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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
5812 6671 6858
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.66% 12.26% 13.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3501 3644 3660
Median daily rate £350 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £163 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 453 678 711
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -5.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.55 £35.00 £38.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -6.45%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Spreadsheet within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -56 184 £313 -3.84% 33
London -15 86 £350 -26.31% 13
South East -36 30 £310 +23.80% 7
Yorkshire +12 17 £230 -29.77% 1
City of London +23 14 £348 -26.84% 5
East of England +10 14 £375 +66.66% 1
Hampshire +3 14 £310 +135.80%
South West +1 13 £289 +28.33% 4
West Yorkshire +8 12 £425 +88.88% 1
Cambridgeshire +11 10 £375 +66.66% 1
Berkshire -9 10 £196 +63.54% 3
Scotland -10 9 £280 +12.00%
West Midlands -24 9 £190 -39.20% 2
North West -26 9 £189 -38.63% 3
Birmingham +9 7 £125 -
Edinburgh +4 7 £280 +12.00%
Gloucestershire - 7 £290 - 1
Leeds +3 6 £488 +56.00% 1
Cambridge +3 5 £240 +47.69%
Cheshire -13 4 £360 +18.42%
Basingstoke -14 4 £350 +174.50%
North East -44 4 £180 -47.05%
Tyne and Wear -48 4 £180 -47.05%
Southampton +14 3 £300 -22.58%
North Yorkshire +9 3 £155 -62.65%
Lancashire -6 3 £113 -
Surrey -7 3 £350 -17.64% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -48 3 £185 -45.58%
Halifax - 3 £189 -
Gosport - 3 £310 -

Spreadsheet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, 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.

1 137 (34.86%) Finance
2 128 (32.57%) MS Excel
3 95 (24.17%) Microsoft
4 79 (20.10%) SQL
5 70 (17.81%) Analytical Skills
6 49 (12.47%) Project Management
7 46 (11.70%) Migration
8 41 (10.43%) Banking
9 40 (10.18%) Oracle
10 37 (9.41%) Data Analysis
11 36 (9.16%) Degree
12 35 (8.91%) VBA
13 34 (8.65%) Windows
13 34 (8.65%) PRINCE2
14 33 (8.40%) SharePoint
15 32 (8.14%) Management Information System
15 32 (8.14%) MS Office
16 31 (7.89%) SQL Server
17 30 (7.63%) MS PowerPoint
18 28 (7.12%) Security Cleared
19 26 (6.62%) Validation
20 24 (6.11%) Stakeholder Management
20 24 (6.11%) Front Office
21 23 (5.85%) Telecoms
21 23 (5.85%) ITIL
21 23 (5.85%) Agile Software Development
22 22 (5.60%) SAP
22 22 (5.60%) Analytics
23 20 (5.09%) MS Project
23 20 (5.09%) Business Intelligence

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 33 (8.40%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.78%) IIS
2 7 (1.78%) JBoss
2 7 (1.78%) SAS
2 7 (1.78%) WebLogic
3 6 (1.53%) Skype for Business
4 5 (1.27%) CMS
4 5 (1.27%) IBM Notes
5 3 (0.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (0.76%) eRoom
6 2 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.25%) Apache
7 1 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.25%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 128 (32.57%) MS Excel
2 32 (8.14%) MS Office
3 30 (7.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (5.09%) MS Project
5 8 (2.04%) MS Visio
5 8 (2.04%) Photoshop
6 4 (1.02%) SPSS
7 3 (0.76%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (0.51%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.51%) Final Cut Pro
8 2 (0.51%) InDesign
9 1 (0.25%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.25%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 7 (1.78%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.76%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.51%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 2 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
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
4 1 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.53%) Google Analytics
2 5 (1.27%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 2 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.51%) Office 365
4 1 (0.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.31%) Internet
2 6 (1.53%) DNS
2 6 (1.53%) Intranet
3 5 (1.27%) DHCP
3 5 (1.27%) Wireless
4 4 (1.02%) OpenVPN
5 3 (0.76%) IP Telephony
5 3 (0.76%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (0.76%) WAN
5 3 (0.76%) WebEx
5 3 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.51%) 4G
6 2 (0.51%) DWDM
6 2 (0.51%) SDH
6 2 (0.51%) Skype
6 2 (0.51%) VPN
7 1 (0.25%) 3G
7 1 (0.25%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (0.25%) MPLS
7 1 (0.25%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.56%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (2.80%) Oracle Database
5 10 (2.54%) QlikView
6 9 (2.29%) Oracle Reports
6 9 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (1.78%) DB2
7 7 (1.78%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.53%) GIS
8 6 (1.53%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (1.27%) Data Mining
9 5 (1.27%) Power BI
10 4 (1.02%) MS Access
10 4 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.76%) Hyperion Smart View
11 3 (0.76%) OLAP
11 3 (0.76%) Oracle BI EE
11 3 (0.76%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 3 (0.76%) JIRA
2 2 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.25%) JBehave
3 1 (0.25%) Maven
3 1 (0.25%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.25%) TeamCity
General
1 137 (34.86%) Finance
2 41 (10.43%) Banking
3 24 (6.11%) Front Office
4 23 (5.85%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.80%) Investment Banking
6 10 (2.54%) Back Office
7 9 (2.29%) Billing
7 9 (2.29%) Marketing
7 9 (2.29%) Publishing
8 8 (2.04%) Legal
8 8 (2.04%) Retail
9 6 (1.53%) Law
10 5 (1.27%) Local Government
10 5 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (1.02%) German Language
11 4 (1.02%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.76%) French Language
12 3 (0.76%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.51%) Advertising
13 2 (0.51%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 141 (35.88%) Analyst
2 52 (13.23%) Data Analyst
3 33 (8.40%) Developer
4 27 (6.87%) Administrator
4 27 (6.87%) Business Analyst
5 22 (5.60%) Coordinator
6 19 (4.83%) Excel Analyst
7 17 (4.33%) Project Coordinator
7 17 (4.33%) Project Manager
8 16 (4.07%) Consultant
8 16 (4.07%) Data Migration Analyst
8 16 (4.07%) Migration Analyst
9 15 (3.82%) Support Analyst
10 14 (3.56%) Junior
10 14 (3.56%) VBA Developer
11 13 (3.31%) SQL Analyst
12 12 (3.05%) Excel Developer
12 12 (3.05%) Project Analyst
13 10 (2.54%) Excel VBA Developer
13 10 (2.54%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.80%) .NET
2 8 (2.04%) Web Services
3 5 (1.27%) HTML
3 5 (1.27%) XML
4 4 (1.02%) J2EE
5 3 (0.76%) Google Maps API
5 3 (0.76%) XSLT
6 2 (0.51%) Murex Flex
6 2 (0.51%) Murex MxML
7 1 (0.25%) ADO
7 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.25%) CSS
7 1 (0.25%) CSS3
7 1 (0.25%) DAO
7 1 (0.25%) HTML5
7 1 (0.25%) JMS
7 1 (0.25%) ODBC
7 1 (0.25%) OOXML
7 1 (0.25%) Protocol Buffers
7 1 (0.25%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 70 (17.81%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (8.14%) Management Information System
3 18 (4.58%) Data Centre
4 14 (3.56%) Fixed Income
4 14 (3.56%) NHS
5 13 (3.31%) Statistics
6 10 (2.54%) Visualisation
7 8 (2.04%) Derivative
7 8 (2.04%) Market Risk
8 7 (1.78%) Performance Metrics
9 6 (1.53%) Data Extraction
9 6 (1.53%) Equities
9 6 (1.53%) Reference Data
10 5 (1.27%) Credit Risk
10 5 (1.27%) Data Protection Act
10 5 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (1.27%) Mathematics
11 4 (1.02%) Computer Science
11 4 (1.02%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 34 (8.65%) Windows
2 14 (3.56%) Unix
3 5 (1.27%) Linux
4 4 (1.02%) Windows 7
4 4 (1.02%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.76%) Windows 10
5 3 (0.76%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.51%) Android
6 2 (0.51%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.51%) NetWare
6 2 (0.51%) Windows Phone
6 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.25%) AIX
7 1 (0.25%) HPUX
7 1 (0.25%) Solaris
7 1 (0.25%) VMS
7 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (12.47%) Project Management
2 46 (11.70%) Migration
3 37 (9.41%) Data Analysis
4 34 (8.65%) PRINCE2
5 26 (6.62%) Validation
6 24 (6.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 23 (5.85%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (5.85%) ITIL
8 22 (5.60%) Analytics
9 20 (5.09%) Business Intelligence
10 18 (4.58%) Business Analysis
10 18 (4.58%) Data Migration
11 17 (4.33%) Time Management
12 14 (3.56%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (3.56%) Workflow
13 13 (3.31%) Change Management
13 13 (3.31%) Project Planning
14 12 (3.05%) Data Cleansing
14 12 (3.05%) Data Entry
14 12 (3.05%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 79 (20.10%) SQL
2 35 (8.91%) VBA
3 18 (4.58%) C#
4 10 (2.54%) PL/SQL
4 10 (2.54%) VB
5 8 (2.04%) JavaScript
5 8 (2.04%) Python
6 7 (1.78%) Java
6 7 (1.78%) Jython
7 5 (1.27%) R
8 4 (1.02%) C++
8 4 (1.02%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.02%) VB6
9 3 (0.76%) C
9 3 (0.76%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.51%) PHP
10 2 (0.51%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.25%) Groovy
11 1 (0.25%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 36 (9.16%) Degree
2 28 (7.12%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 9 (2.29%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.04%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.02%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 4 (1.02%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 3 (0.76%) ACCA
7 3 (0.76%) CIMA
7 3 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.76%) MBA
7 3 (0.76%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.51%) CCNA
8 2 (0.51%) CIPD
8 2 (0.51%) HNC
9 1 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.25%) HND
9 1 (0.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.80%) QA
2 6 (1.53%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.53%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (1.27%) SLA
4 2 (0.51%) GAAP
5 1 (0.25%) Basel III
5 1 (0.25%) Solvency II
System Software
1 17 (4.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.27%) RACF
3 3 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.25%) Firmware
5 1 (0.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (1.78%) HP UCMDB
2 3 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.51%) SCCM
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%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.25%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 95 (24.17%) Microsoft
2 40 (10.18%) Oracle
3 22 (5.60%) SAP
4 20 (5.09%) Google
5 15 (3.82%) Sybase
6 11 (2.80%) HP
7 10 (2.54%) Tableau
8 9 (2.29%) Adobe
9 8 (2.04%) Apple
9 8 (2.04%) Siebel
10 7 (1.78%) PeopleSoft
11 6 (1.53%) VMware
12 5 (1.27%) Cognos
12 5 (1.27%) Huawei
12 5 (1.27%) IBM
12 5 (1.27%) Remedy
13 4 (1.02%) BT
13 4 (1.02%) Cisco
13 4 (1.02%) Intel
13 4 (1.02%) Juniper
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