Period
to 13 November 2018

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 13 November 2018 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 67 63
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4 -30
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 259 263 253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.69% 3.71% 3.83%
As % of the Applications category 39.54% 44.96% 43.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 196 184
City of London median daily rate £430 £431 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.12% +7.63% -1.23%
10th Percentile £212 £206 £206
90th Percentile £631 £638 £538
Central London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 9
City of London median hourly rate £43.50 £20.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +117.50% +15.94% +43.75%
10th Percentile £43.25 £13.30 £14.18
90th Percentile £43.75 £33.25 £60.50
Central London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.94% +32.69%

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 655 585 576
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.33% 8.25% 8.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 461 422 392
City of London median daily rate £375 £408 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.98% +4.15% +4.33%
10th Percentile £133 £185 £171
90th Percentile £575 £638 £574
Central London median daily rate £375 £400 £388
% change year-on-year -6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 17 27
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.78% +17.14% +6.06%
10th Percentile £13.16 £12.58 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £32.20 £35.75
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -6.50% +17.65% +3.03%

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Microsoft Excel as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Excel in the City of London

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in the City of London over the 6 months to 13 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in the City of London

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in the City of London.

Contractor 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 13 November 2018. 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 -39 14 £525 -
Moorgate - 2 £275 -
Microsoft Excel
Central London

For the 6 months to 13 November 2018, 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.

1 121 (46.72%) Finance
2 116 (44.79%) SQL
3 88 (33.98%) VBA
4 71 (27.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 66 (25.48%) SQL Server
5 66 (25.48%) Microsoft
6 54 (20.85%) Agile Software Development
6 54 (20.85%) Data Analysis
7 44 (16.99%) Microsoft Office
7 44 (16.99%) Windows
8 42 (16.22%) MS Visio
9 41 (15.83%) Python
10 39 (15.06%) Project Management
11 35 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
11 35 (13.51%) Data Warehouse
12 34 (13.13%) Banking
13 32 (12.36%) Migration
14 31 (11.97%) Oracle
14 31 (11.97%) Analytics
14 31 (11.97%) Analytical Skills
15 30 (11.58%) C#
15 30 (11.58%) ETL
16 28 (10.81%) T-SQL
16 28 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
16 28 (10.81%) Problem-Solving
17 26 (10.04%) Asset Management
18 25 (9.65%) PowerShell
19 24 (9.27%) Business Analysis
19 24 (9.27%) Power BI
20 22 (8.49%) Front Office

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 19 (7.34%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.70%) SAS
3 5 (1.93%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.16%) Confluence
4 3 (1.16%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (1.16%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.77%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.77%) IIS
6 1 (0.39%) Apache
6 1 (0.39%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
Applications
1 71 (27.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 44 (16.99%) Microsoft Office
3 42 (16.22%) MS Visio
4 18 (6.95%) Microsoft Project
5 13 (5.02%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.39%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 5 (1.93%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (1.16%) thinkFolio
3 2 (0.77%) Carpe Diem
3 2 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.77%) Eikon
4 1 (0.39%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.39%) FastStats
4 1 (0.39%) Loan IQ
4 1 (0.39%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.39%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.39%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 1 (0.39%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.39%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (5.02%) Amazon EC2
2 13 (5.02%) Amazon S3
2 13 (5.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 11 (4.25%) Office 365
4 7 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (1.54%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.77%) Yammer
7 1 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.39%) G Suite
7 1 (0.39%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.39%) iPaaS
7 1 (0.39%) iTunes
7 1 (0.39%) PaaS
7 1 (0.39%) SaaS
7 1 (0.39%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.25%) Skype
2 10 (3.86%) VPN
3 9 (3.47%) Wireshark
4 7 (2.70%) PuTTY
5 5 (1.93%) DHCP
5 5 (1.93%) VoIP
6 4 (1.54%) LAN
6 4 (1.54%) WAN
7 3 (1.16%) DNS
7 3 (1.16%) Firewall
8 2 (0.77%) BGP
8 2 (0.77%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (0.77%) EIGRP
8 2 (0.77%) Internet
8 2 (0.77%) Intranet
8 2 (0.77%) IP Telephony
8 2 (0.77%) MPLS
8 2 (0.77%) OSPF
8 2 (0.77%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.77%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (25.48%) SQL Server
2 35 (13.51%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (9.27%) Power BI
4 21 (8.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 20 (7.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (6.18%) Big Data
6 16 (6.18%) Hadoop
7 14 (5.41%) Apache Hive
7 14 (5.41%) Impala
7 14 (5.41%) Sqoop
8 12 (4.63%) MS Access
8 12 (4.63%) Relational Database
8 12 (4.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 10 (3.86%) RDBMS
10 7 (2.70%) SQL Server 2016
11 6 (2.32%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (1.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 4 (1.54%) Biml
13 4 (1.54%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 4 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (5.02%) Jenkins
2 12 (4.63%) Subversion
3 10 (3.86%) JIRA
4 8 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.54%) Maven
6 2 (0.77%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.77%) jMock
6 2 (0.77%) JUnit
6 2 (0.77%) Mockito
6 2 (0.77%) MSTest
6 2 (0.77%) PowerDesigner
6 2 (0.77%) RStudio
6 2 (0.77%) Selenium
6 2 (0.77%) WinDbg
7 1 (0.39%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.39%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.39%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.39%) Toad
7 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 121 (46.72%) Finance
2 34 (13.13%) Banking
3 22 (8.49%) Front Office
4 10 (3.86%) Investment Banking
5 8 (3.09%) Billing
5 8 (3.09%) Retail
6 7 (2.70%) Law
7 6 (2.32%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.93%) General Ledger
8 5 (1.93%) Legal
9 4 (1.54%) Marketing
9 4 (1.54%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.77%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.39%) Advertising
11 1 (0.39%) Back Office
11 1 (0.39%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 97 (37.45%) Analyst
2 68 (26.25%) Developer
3 28 (10.81%) VBA Developer
4 23 (8.88%) Data Analyst
5 22 (8.49%) Business Analyst
6 18 (6.95%) SQL Developer
7 16 (6.18%) Excel Developer
7 16 (6.18%) Excel VBA Developer
8 15 (5.79%) Python Developer
9 14 (5.41%) Project Manager
10 13 (5.02%) .NET Developer
10 13 (5.02%) Platform Engineer
11 11 (4.25%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 11 (4.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 10 (3.86%) SQL Analyst
13 9 (3.47%) Support Engineer
14 8 (3.09%) Coordinator
14 8 (3.09%) PMO Analyst
14 8 (3.09%) Senior Developer
15 7 (2.70%) Actuarial Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (8.11%) .NET
2 14 (5.41%) XML
3 10 (3.86%) .NET Framework
3 10 (3.86%) WPF
4 8 (3.09%) Entity Framework
5 6 (2.32%) Oracle Fusion
6 5 (1.93%) NumPy
6 5 (1.93%) Pandas
7 3 (1.16%) JMS
7 3 (1.16%) Middleware
7 3 (1.16%) Spring
7 3 (1.16%) WinForms
8 2 (0.77%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (0.77%) Rendezvous
9 1 (0.39%) ActiveX
9 1 (0.39%) Apache Camel
9 1 (0.39%) COM
9 1 (0.39%) CSS
9 1 (0.39%) HTML
9 1 (0.39%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.97%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (7.72%) Reinsurance
3 15 (5.79%) Wiki
4 14 (5.41%) Derivative
4 14 (5.41%) Fixed Income
5 13 (5.02%) Data Structures
5 13 (5.02%) Equities
5 13 (5.02%) Management Information System
6 8 (3.09%) Fintech
7 7 (2.70%) Tandem
8 6 (2.32%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.93%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.93%) Data Centre
9 5 (1.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (1.93%) Market Risk
10 4 (1.54%) Analytical Mindset
10 4 (1.54%) Reference Data
10 4 (1.54%) User Experience
10 4 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (1.16%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 44 (16.99%) Windows
2 15 (5.79%) Windows 10
3 13 (5.02%) Unix
4 11 (4.25%) Windows 7
5 6 (2.32%) Linux
6 3 (1.16%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.77%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.39%) Android
8 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (20.85%) Agile Software Development
1 54 (20.85%) Data Analysis
2 39 (15.06%) Project Management
3 35 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
4 32 (12.36%) Migration
5 31 (11.97%) Analytics
6 30 (11.58%) ETL
7 28 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
7 28 (10.81%) Problem-Solving
8 26 (10.04%) Asset Management
9 24 (9.27%) Business Analysis
10 21 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
11 20 (7.72%) Data Management
11 20 (7.72%) Scrum
12 18 (6.95%) Change Management
12 18 (6.95%) Test Automation
13 16 (6.18%) Data Extraction
13 16 (6.18%) Visualisation
14 15 (5.79%) SDLC
14 15 (5.79%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 116 (44.79%) SQL
2 88 (33.98%) VBA
3 41 (15.83%) Python
4 30 (11.58%) C#
5 28 (10.81%) T-SQL
6 25 (9.65%) PowerShell
7 13 (5.02%) Bash Shell
7 13 (5.02%) Korn
7 13 (5.02%) Shell Script
8 8 (3.09%) Java
8 8 (3.09%) R
8 8 (3.09%) VB
9 5 (1.93%) MATLAB
10 3 (1.16%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.16%) VBScript
11 2 (0.77%) Perl
11 2 (0.77%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.39%) C++
12 1 (0.39%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.39%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (8.49%) Degree
2 5 (1.93%) Computer Science Degree
2 5 (1.93%) Numerate Degree
3 3 (1.16%) ACCA
3 3 (1.16%) CIMA
3 3 (1.16%) MCP
3 3 (1.16%) MCSA
3 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.77%) A+ Certification
4 2 (0.77%) Avaya Certification
4 2 (0.77%) CCAB
4 2 (0.77%) CCNA
4 2 (0.77%) CCNP
4 2 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (0.77%) ISEB
4 2 (0.77%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.39%) CEH
5 1 (0.39%) CFA
5 1 (0.39%) PMP
5 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.79%) PMO
2 9 (3.47%) QA
3 8 (3.09%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.54%) SLA
5 3 (1.16%) IFRS
6 2 (0.77%) GDPR
6 2 (0.77%) MiFID
7 1 (0.39%) EMIR
System Software
1 13 (5.02%) HDFS
2 7 (2.70%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.70%) BitLocker
2 7 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.77%) Firmware
3 2 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.39%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 13 (5.02%) Ansible
1 13 (5.02%) Hadoop YARN
1 13 (5.02%) Opscode Chef
1 13 (5.02%) Puppet
1 13 (5.02%) SCCM
2 8 (3.09%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.77%) HP ALM
3 2 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.77%) Perfmon
4 1 (0.39%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 66 (25.48%) Microsoft
2 31 (11.97%) Oracle
3 16 (6.18%) Tableau
4 13 (5.02%) Cloudera
5 11 (4.25%) Cisco
6 10 (3.86%) iManage
7 9 (3.47%) Avaya
7 9 (3.47%) Charles River
7 9 (3.47%) HP
7 9 (3.47%) ServiceNow
7 9 (3.47%) SolarWinds
8 7 (2.70%) Dell
8 7 (2.70%) Polycom
8 7 (2.70%) VMware
9 6 (2.32%) Apple
9 6 (2.32%) Bloomberg
9 6 (2.32%) Citrix
10 5 (1.93%) FactSet
10 5 (1.93%) Reuters
11 3 (1.16%) Google