Period
to 25 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Microsoft Excel skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Excel over the 6 months to 25 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Excel
Central London > City of London
6 months to
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 47 80 58
Rank change year-on-year +33 -22 +13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 137 198 291
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 4.34% 3.06% 4.17%
As % of the Applications category 46.60% 37.43% 43.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 132 221
Median daily rate £475 £406 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.92% -4.41% +21.43%
10th Percentile £159 £170 £213
90th Percentile £675 £600 £575
Central London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 11
Median hourly rate £29.35 £12.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +134.76% -13.79% +16.00%
10th Percentile £18.22 £10.95 £11.61
90th Percentile £34.51 £95.10 £31.00
Central London median hourly rate £29.35 £19.50 £16.53
% change year-on-year +50.49% +18.00% +8.90%

Microsoft Excel is in the Software Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 294 529 664
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.32% 8.18% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 365 485
Median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - -
10th Percentile £160 £135 £129
90th Percentile £650 £586 £575
Central London median daily rate £408 £400 £403
% change year-on-year +1.88% -0.62% +3.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 30 33
Median hourly rate £15.00 £18.98 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.95% +30.86% -7.97%
10th Percentile £12.42 £11.25 £11.32
90th Percentile £34.35 £33.53 £29.45
Median hourly rate £15.98 £19.13 £16.00
% change year-on-year -16.47% +19.53% +1.56%

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Microsoft Excel as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Excel in the City of London

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Excel in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Excel in the City of London

Microsoft Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Excel in the City of London over the 6 months to 25 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in the City of London

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Excel in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft Excel in the City of London

Microsoft Excel
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft Excel in the City of London over the 6 months to 25 May 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Excel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 68 (49.64%) SQL
2 58 (42.34%) Finance
3 40 (29.20%) Microsoft
4 39 (28.47%) Business Intelligence
5 34 (24.82%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (23.36%) VBA
7 26 (18.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 25 (18.25%) SQL Server
8 25 (18.25%) Analytical Skills
9 23 (16.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 22 (16.06%) Data Warehouse
10 22 (16.06%) Data Modelling
10 22 (16.06%) ETL
11 20 (14.60%) Microsoft Office
12 19 (13.87%) .NET
12 19 (13.87%) C#
12 19 (13.87%) SDLC
12 19 (13.87%) Power BI
12 19 (13.87%) Power Platform
13 18 (13.14%) Kimball Methodology
13 18 (13.14%) Validation
13 18 (13.14%) Change Management
14 17 (12.41%) Python
14 17 (12.41%) Information Management
15 16 (11.68%) Data Analysis
15 16 (11.68%) Oracle
16 15 (10.95%) Solvency II
17 14 (10.22%) Analytics
18 13 (9.49%) Data Cleansing
18 13 (9.49%) Relational Database

Microsoft Excel
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 10 (7.30%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.19%) SAS
3 2 (1.46%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.73%) Moodle
Applications
1 26 (18.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 20 (14.60%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (3.65%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.92%) Photoshop
5 3 (2.19%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (2.19%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.73%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.73%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.73%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.73%) Camtasia
7 1 (0.73%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 2 (1.46%) Cognos TM1
1 2 (1.46%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 2 (1.46%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.73%) Magento
2 1 (0.73%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.73%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (0.73%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (0.73%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 19 (13.87%) Power Platform
2 12 (8.76%) Azure
3 9 (6.57%) Office 365
4 7 (5.11%) AWS
5 3 (2.19%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.73%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.73%) G Suite
6 1 (0.73%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.73%) Google Docs
6 1 (0.73%) Google Tag Manager
6 1 (0.73%) Lucidchart
6 1 (0.73%) Power Automate
6 1 (0.73%) PowerApps
6 1 (0.73%) SaaS
6 1 (0.73%) Smartsheet
6 1 (0.73%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.65%) DNS
2 4 (2.92%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.19%) DHCP
3 3 (2.19%) LAN
4 2 (1.46%) FTP
5 1 (0.73%) Firewall
5 1 (0.73%) Intranet
5 1 (0.73%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.73%) Network Security
5 1 (0.73%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (0.73%) VLAN
5 1 (0.73%) VoIP
5 1 (0.73%) WAN
5 1 (0.73%) Wireless
5 1 (0.73%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (18.25%) SQL Server
2 23 (16.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (16.06%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (13.87%) Power BI
5 13 (9.49%) Relational Database
6 10 (7.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (6.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (5.84%) Data Mining
9 7 (5.11%) Crystal Reports
9 7 (5.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 7 (5.11%) QlikView
10 6 (4.38%) PowerPivot
10 6 (4.38%) SSDT
11 2 (1.46%) Adabas
11 2 (1.46%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (1.46%) SAS EBI
12 1 (0.73%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.73%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.73%) Data Mart
12 1 (0.73%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (5.11%) Visual Studio
2 6 (4.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (3.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (2.19%) JIRA
5 2 (1.46%) ClearQuest
5 2 (1.46%) Eclipse
General
1 58 (42.34%) Finance
2 8 (5.84%) Banking
2 8 (5.84%) Public Sector
3 6 (4.38%) Law
4 4 (2.92%) Front Office
4 4 (2.92%) Marketing
5 3 (2.19%) Publishing
5 3 (2.19%) Retail
6 2 (1.46%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.46%) Legal
6 2 (1.46%) Police
7 1 (0.73%) Danish Language
7 1 (0.73%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.73%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.73%) German Language
7 1 (0.73%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.73%) Norwegian Language
7 1 (0.73%) Polish Language
7 1 (0.73%) Russian Language
7 1 (0.73%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 56 (40.88%) Analyst
2 31 (22.63%) Developer
3 21 (15.33%) Data Analyst
4 15 (10.95%) SQL Analyst
5 14 (10.22%) Technical Analyst
6 10 (7.30%) C# Developer
6 10 (7.30%) ETL Analyst
6 10 (7.30%) SQL Data Analyst
7 9 (6.57%) .NET Developer
7 9 (6.57%) C# .NET Developer
7 9 (6.57%) Data Warehouse Analyst
8 8 (5.84%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 7 (5.11%) Administrator
9 7 (5.11%) Business Analyst
9 7 (5.11%) Full Stack Developer
9 7 (5.11%) Junior
9 7 (5.11%) SSIS Analyst
10 6 (4.38%) Angular Developer
10 6 (4.38%) Architect
10 6 (4.38%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (13.87%) .NET
2 10 (7.30%) HTML
3 9 (6.57%) CSS
4 8 (5.84%) ASP.NET
4 8 (5.84%) WinForms
5 7 (5.11%) React
5 7 (5.11%) XML
6 6 (4.38%) .NET Core
6 6 (4.38%) AngularJS
6 6 (4.38%) MDX
7 3 (2.19%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.73%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.73%) ASP.NET Core
8 1 (0.73%) cXML
8 1 (0.73%) Redux
8 1 (0.73%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 25 (18.25%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.84%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.92%) Reinsurance
4 2 (1.46%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.46%) Derivative
4 2 (1.46%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.46%) Fixed Income
4 2 (1.46%) Learning Management System
4 2 (1.46%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.46%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.46%) User Experience
4 2 (1.46%) Video on Demand
4 2 (1.46%) Video\Live Streaming
5 1 (0.73%) Animation
5 1 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.73%) Photography
5 1 (0.73%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.73%) Social Media
5 1 (0.73%) Social Network
5 1 (0.73%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.76%) Windows
2 5 (3.65%) Windows 10
3 4 (2.92%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.19%) Mac OS
5 2 (1.46%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.46%) Linux
5 2 (1.46%) Unix
6 1 (0.73%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (28.47%) Business Intelligence
2 34 (24.82%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (16.06%) Data Modelling
3 22 (16.06%) ETL
4 19 (13.87%) SDLC
5 18 (13.14%) Change Management
5 18 (13.14%) Kimball Methodology
5 18 (13.14%) Validation
6 17 (12.41%) Information Management
7 16 (11.68%) Data Analysis
8 14 (10.22%) Analytics
9 13 (9.49%) Data Cleansing
9 13 (9.49%) Requirements Gathering
10 12 (8.76%) Data Development
10 12 (8.76%) Data Validation
11 11 (8.03%) Data Governance
11 11 (8.03%) Data Protection
11 11 (8.03%) Portfolio Management
11 11 (8.03%) Problem-Solving
11 11 (8.03%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 68 (49.64%) SQL
2 32 (23.36%) VBA
3 19 (13.87%) C#
4 17 (12.41%) Python
5 12 (8.76%) R
6 9 (6.57%) T-SQL
7 8 (5.84%) VB.NET
8 6 (4.38%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 3 (2.19%) C++
9 3 (2.19%) VB
10 2 (1.46%) C
10 2 (1.46%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.46%) JCL
10 2 (1.46%) Natural
10 2 (1.46%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.46%) VBScript
11 1 (0.73%) PHP
11 1 (0.73%) VC++
Qualifications
1 8 (5.84%) Degree
2 6 (4.38%) SC Cleared
2 6 (4.38%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.46%) CIPD
4 1 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.73%) MCSA
4 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.95%) Solvency II
2 11 (8.03%) Data Quality
3 8 (5.84%) GDPR
4 7 (5.11%) IFRS
5 6 (4.38%) QA
6 5 (3.65%) PMO
7 2 (1.46%) SLA
8 1 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 17025
8 1 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.73%) RMADS
8 1 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.73%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (4.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.73%) AirWatch
1 1 (0.73%) EnCase
1 1 (0.73%) HP ALM
1 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (0.73%) SCCM
Vendors
1 40 (29.20%) Microsoft
2 16 (11.68%) Oracle
3 8 (5.84%) Adobe
4 4 (2.92%) Remedy
5 3 (2.19%) Alteryx
5 3 (2.19%) SAP
5 3 (2.19%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.46%) Cognos
6 2 (1.46%) Google
6 2 (1.46%) Software AG
6 2 (1.46%) Tableau
6 2 (1.46%) VMware
7 1 (0.73%) Apple
7 1 (0.73%) Blackboard
7 1 (0.73%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.73%) Mitel
7 1 (0.73%) Polycom
7 1 (0.73%) Reuters
7 1 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.73%) ShoreTel