Period
to 28 October 2021

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 28 October 2021 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
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 51 56 73
Rank change year-on-year +5 +17 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 160 67 212
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 4.09% 3.73% 3.55%
As % of the Applications category 45.85% 45.58% 40.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 38 154
10th Percentile £303 £174 £205
25th Percentile £350 £278 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £425 £450
Median % change year-on-year +14.71% -5.56% +6.51%
75th Percentile £575 £538 £550
90th Percentile £644 £575 £638
Central London median daily rate £475 £415 £450
% change year-on-year +14.46% -7.78% +6.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 7
Median hourly rate - £20.00 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year - +21.21% +26.92%
Central London median hourly rate - £20.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year - +15.94% -1.43%

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 349 147 519
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.92% 8.18% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 89 378
10th Percentile £216 £160 £155
25th Percentile £350 £263 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £425 £413
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% +3.03% +10.00%
75th Percentile £588 £538 £525
90th Percentile £675 £601 £625
Central London median daily rate £500 £424 £400
% change year-on-year +17.99% +5.94% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 24
10th Percentile £18.40 £16.20 £11.25
25th Percentile £21.36 £17.25 £12.76
Median hourly rate £25.75 £20.00 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +28.75% +8.11% +10.45%
75th Percentile £32.88 £24.75 £21.00
90th Percentile £38.50 £31.90 £21.17
Central London median hourly rate £25.75 £20.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year +28.75% +1.27% +9.12%

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 28 October 2021.

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
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel within the City of London region over the 6 months to 28 October 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 1 £375 -
Microsoft Excel
Central London

For the 6 months to 28 October 2021, 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 97 (60.63%) Finance
2 83 (51.88%) SQL
3 66 (41.25%) VBA
4 49 (30.63%) C#
5 47 (29.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 44 (27.50%) SQL Server
6 44 (27.50%) Microsoft
7 43 (26.88%) Data Analysis
8 39 (24.38%) Business Intelligence
9 38 (23.75%) Analytics
10 34 (21.25%) .NET
11 33 (20.63%) Python
11 33 (20.63%) Social Skills
12 29 (18.13%) Problem-Solving
13 28 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
13 28 (17.50%) Azure
14 27 (16.88%) SharePoint
15 25 (15.63%) VB.NET
15 25 (15.63%) Visualisation
16 24 (15.00%) R
17 23 (14.38%) Alteryx
17 23 (14.38%) Decision-Making
17 23 (14.38%) Microsoft Office
17 23 (14.38%) Degree
17 23 (14.38%) Banking
18 22 (13.75%) VB
18 22 (13.75%) Oracle
18 22 (13.75%) Data Warehouse
18 22 (13.75%) Power Platform
18 22 (13.75%) Power BI

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 27 (16.88%) SharePoint
2 13 (8.13%) Jupyter
3 9 (5.63%) IIS
4 3 (1.88%) Confluence
5 2 (1.25%) SAS
6 1 (0.63%) Apache
6 1 (0.63%) Moodle
6 1 (0.63%) nginx
6 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
Applications
1 47 (29.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 23 (14.38%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (9.38%) MS Visio
4 11 (6.88%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (5.63%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.63%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 2 (1.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.63%) FINCAD Analytics
2 1 (0.63%) Primavera
2 1 (0.63%) SAP HCM
2 1 (0.63%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 28 (17.50%) Azure
2 22 (13.75%) Power Platform
3 10 (6.25%) Snowflake
4 8 (5.00%) Microsoft 365
5 7 (4.38%) PowerApps
6 6 (3.75%) GitHub
7 4 (2.50%) Matillion
8 2 (1.25%) GCP
9 1 (0.63%) Apigee
9 1 (0.63%) AWS
9 1 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.63%) Azure Logic Apps
9 1 (0.63%) Force.com
9 1 (0.63%) IBM Blueworks
9 1 (0.63%) Lucidchart
9 1 (0.63%) Power Automate
9 1 (0.63%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.88%) Internet
1 3 (1.88%) LAN
1 3 (1.88%) TCP/IP
1 3 (1.88%) WAN
2 2 (1.25%) DHCP
2 2 (1.25%) DNS
2 2 (1.25%) Kerberos
2 2 (1.25%) SSL
3 1 (0.63%) Firewall
3 1 (0.63%) IPsec
3 1 (0.63%) IPv4
3 1 (0.63%) IPv6
3 1 (0.63%) SD-WAN
3 1 (0.63%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (0.63%) VPN
3 1 (0.63%) Wireless
3 1 (0.63%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (27.50%) SQL Server
2 22 (13.75%) Data Warehouse
2 22 (13.75%) Power BI
3 21 (13.13%) Tableau
4 18 (11.25%) Oracle Database
5 16 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (8.75%) QlikView
7 8 (5.00%) Relational Database
8 6 (3.75%) NoSQL
9 5 (3.13%) MySQL
9 5 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (2.50%) RDBMS
10 4 (2.50%) Tableau Desktop
11 3 (1.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (1.25%) MS Access
12 2 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
13 1 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
13 1 (0.63%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.63%) OLAP
13 1 (0.63%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 15 (9.38%) Visual Studio
2 10 (6.25%) JIRA
3 6 (3.75%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (1.25%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 1 (0.63%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.63%) ER Studio
5 1 (0.63%) ERwin
5 1 (0.63%) LSMW
5 1 (0.63%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.63%) TeamCity
General
1 97 (60.63%) Finance
2 33 (20.63%) Social Skills
3 28 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (14.38%) Banking
5 17 (10.63%) Presentation Skills
6 15 (9.38%) Marketing
7 13 (8.13%) Front Office
8 6 (3.75%) Legal
9 5 (3.13%) Organisational Skills
9 5 (3.13%) Retail
9 5 (3.13%) Telecoms
10 4 (2.50%) Documentation Skills
10 4 (2.50%) Investment Banking
10 4 (2.50%) Public Sector
11 3 (1.88%) Financial Institution
12 2 (1.25%) Advertising
12 2 (1.25%) Back Office
12 2 (1.25%) Law
12 2 (1.25%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.63%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 49 (30.63%) Analyst
2 42 (26.25%) Developer
3 17 (10.63%) C# Developer
4 14 (8.75%) Business Analyst
5 12 (7.50%) Data Scientist
5 12 (7.50%) SharePoint Developer
6 10 (6.25%) Data Analyst
6 10 (6.25%) SQL Developer
6 10 (6.25%) VBA Developer
7 9 (5.63%) SQL Analyst
8 7 (4.38%) Excel Developer
8 7 (4.38%) Technical Analyst
9 6 (3.75%) Data Engineer
9 6 (3.75%) Project Manager
9 6 (3.75%) Systems Analyst
9 6 (3.75%) Systems Support Analyst
10 5 (3.13%) Excel VBA Developer
10 5 (3.13%) Project Officer
10 5 (3.13%) Systems Support
11 4 (2.50%) Project Control Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (21.25%) .NET
2 18 (11.25%) .NET Framework
3 13 (8.13%) Shiny
4 12 (7.50%) D3.js
5 9 (5.63%) XML
6 7 (4.38%) WPF
7 6 (3.75%) JSON
8 3 (1.88%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.25%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (1.25%) SailPoint
10 1 (0.63%) HTML5 Canvas
10 1 (0.63%) Kafka
10 1 (0.63%) NumPy
10 1 (0.63%) OAuth2
10 1 (0.63%) OpenID
10 1 (0.63%) REST
10 1 (0.63%) SciPy
10 1 (0.63%) SPNEGO
10 1 (0.63%) WCF
10 1 (0.63%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.88%) Management Information System
2 12 (7.50%) Algorithms
2 12 (7.50%) Social Media
3 7 (4.38%) Derivative
4 6 (3.75%) Fixed Income
5 4 (2.50%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.50%) Reinsurance
5 4 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.50%) User Experience
6 2 (1.25%) CMDB
6 2 (1.25%) Equities
6 2 (1.25%) PMI
6 2 (1.25%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.63%) BYOD
7 1 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.63%) HoloLens
7 1 (0.63%) Legacy Systems
7 1 (0.63%) NHS
7 1 (0.63%) PKI
7 1 (0.63%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 21 (13.13%) Windows
2 9 (5.63%) Windows Server
3 4 (2.50%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.88%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.25%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.63%) Android
6 1 (0.63%) Linux
6 1 (0.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (26.88%) Data Analysis
2 39 (24.38%) Business Intelligence
3 38 (23.75%) Analytics
4 29 (18.13%) Problem-Solving
5 25 (15.63%) Visualisation
6 23 (14.38%) Decision-Making
7 19 (11.88%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (11.25%) DevOps
9 16 (10.00%) Asset Management
9 16 (10.00%) ETL
10 15 (9.38%) Investment Management
10 15 (9.38%) Project Management
11 14 (8.75%) CRM
11 14 (8.75%) Data Science
11 14 (8.75%) PRINCE2
11 14 (8.75%) Project Delivery
11 14 (8.75%) Requirements Gathering
11 14 (8.75%) User Acceptance Testing
12 13 (8.13%) Statistics
12 13 (8.13%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 83 (51.88%) SQL
2 66 (41.25%) VBA
3 49 (30.63%) C#
4 33 (20.63%) Python
5 25 (15.63%) VB.NET
6 24 (15.00%) R
7 22 (13.75%) VB
8 16 (10.00%) T-SQL
9 7 (4.38%) C
9 7 (4.38%) C++
9 7 (4.38%) PL/SQL
9 7 (4.38%) PowerShell
10 5 (3.13%) Java
11 4 (2.50%) JavaScript
11 4 (2.50%) PHP
12 2 (1.25%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.63%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.63%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.63%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 23 (14.38%) Degree
2 10 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.88%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.25%) ACCA
4 2 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.25%) ISEB
4 2 (1.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (1.25%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.63%) CIMA
5 1 (0.63%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.63%) MCP
5 1 (0.63%) MCSE
5 1 (0.63%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.63%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (11.25%) QA
2 11 (6.88%) PMO
3 4 (2.50%) Data Quality
3 4 (2.50%) SLA
4 2 (1.25%) Basel III
4 2 (1.25%) CRD IV
5 1 (0.63%) COBIT
5 1 (0.63%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.63%) EMIR
5 1 (0.63%) IFRS
5 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.63%) MiFID
5 1 (0.63%) NIST
System Software
1 4 (2.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.25%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (1.25%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.63%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (1.88%) SCCM
2 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.63%) Ansible
3 1 (0.63%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.63%) SCOM
3 1 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 44 (27.50%) Microsoft
2 23 (14.38%) Alteryx
3 22 (13.75%) Oracle
4 14 (8.75%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (3.13%) ServiceNow
6 4 (2.50%) Bloomberg
6 4 (2.50%) Openreach
6 4 (2.50%) SAP
7 3 (1.88%) Citrix
8 2 (1.25%) Capita
8 2 (1.25%) Cisco
8 2 (1.25%) Google
8 2 (1.25%) VMware
9 1 (0.63%) BMC
9 1 (0.63%) CA
9 1 (0.63%) Databricks
9 1 (0.63%) Dataiku
9 1 (0.63%) IBM
9 1 (0.63%) Remedy
9 1 (0.63%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud