Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 67 59 72
Rank change year-on-year -8 +13 -14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 61 179 245
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 3.00% 3.60% 3.60%
As % of the Applications category 38.85% 43.98% 39.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 133 176
Median daily rate £420 £450 £436
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +3.15% +5.12%
10th Percentile £160 £161 £213
90th Percentile £575 £650 £600
Central London median daily rate £375 £444 £432
% change year-on-year -15.49% +2.84% +7.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 1
Median hourly rate £27.00 £18.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +28.57% -51.72%
Central London median hourly rate £27.00 £20.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +35.00% +42.86% -51.72%

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 157 407 622
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 7.73% 8.19% 9.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 302 441
Median daily rate £425 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +4.58% -4.38%
10th Percentile £160 £155 £135
90th Percentile £603 £624 £563
Central London median daily rate £425 £385 £388
% change year-on-year +10.39% -0.65% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 19 30
Median hourly rate £27.00 £18.70 £18.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.39% +3.31% -11.71%
10th Percentile £19.00 £12.11 £13.00
90th Percentile £33.15 £21.75 £25.50
Median hourly rate £27.00 £19.66 £18.70
% change year-on-year +37.32% +5.15% -8.78%

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 17 January 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
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 17 January 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 30 (49.18%) Finance
2 28 (45.90%) Microsoft
3 26 (42.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (26.23%) Microsoft Office
4 16 (26.23%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (22.95%) MS Visio
5 14 (22.95%) Project Management
5 14 (22.95%) Banking
5 14 (22.95%) Data Analysis
6 12 (19.67%) Change Management
6 12 (19.67%) SQL
7 11 (18.03%) Analytics
7 11 (18.03%) Time Management
8 9 (14.75%) PMO
9 8 (13.11%) Degree
9 8 (13.11%) VBA
9 8 (13.11%) Legal
9 8 (13.11%) Validation
9 8 (13.11%) Asset Management
10 7 (11.48%) Migration
10 7 (11.48%) Management Information System
10 7 (11.48%) Python
10 7 (11.48%) Requirements Gathering
11 6 (9.84%) Business Case
11 6 (9.84%) Due Diligence
11 6 (9.84%) Power Platform
11 6 (9.84%) PRINCE2
11 6 (9.84%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (9.84%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (9.84%) User Acceptance Testing

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 5 (8.20%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.64%) Confluence
2 1 (1.64%) SAS
2 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 26 (42.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 16 (26.23%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (22.95%) MS Visio
4 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (3.28%) AutoCAD
5 2 (3.28%) Revit
6 1 (1.64%) Chatbot
6 1 (1.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.64%) PeopleSoft HCM
1 1 (1.64%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.84%) Power Platform
2 3 (4.92%) Azure
3 2 (3.28%) Office 365
3 2 (3.28%) SaaS
3 2 (3.28%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (1.64%) AWS
4 1 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.64%) Power Automate
4 1 (1.64%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.92%) DHCP
1 3 (4.92%) DNS
2 2 (3.28%) Firewall
2 2 (3.28%) Internet
2 2 (3.28%) Network Security
3 1 (1.64%) Skype
3 1 (1.64%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.84%) Power BI
2 3 (4.92%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.28%) Electronic Patient Records
3 2 (3.28%) Tableau
4 1 (1.64%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.64%) Essbase
4 1 (1.64%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (1.64%) GIS
4 1 (1.64%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.64%) HBase
4 1 (1.64%) MS Access
4 1 (1.64%) MySQL
4 1 (1.64%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.64%) Pentaho
4 1 (1.64%) PowerPivot
4 1 (1.64%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (4.92%) RStudio
2 2 (3.28%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.64%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.64%) JIRA
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 30 (49.18%) Finance
2 14 (22.95%) Banking
3 8 (13.11%) Legal
4 4 (6.56%) Financial Institution
5 3 (4.92%) Front Office
5 3 (4.92%) Marketing
6 1 (1.64%) International Banking
6 1 (1.64%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.64%) Public Sector
6 1 (1.64%) Publishing
6 1 (1.64%) Retail
6 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (40.98%) Analyst
2 14 (22.95%) Business Analyst
3 5 (8.20%) Developer
3 5 (8.20%) Junior
4 4 (6.56%) Data Analyst
5 3 (4.92%) Consultant
5 3 (4.92%) Due Diligence Analyst
5 3 (4.92%) Junior PMO
5 3 (4.92%) PMO Assistant
5 3 (4.92%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (3.28%) Asset Management Business Analyst
6 2 (3.28%) Commodities Business Analyst
6 2 (3.28%) Data Warehouse Business Analyst
6 2 (3.28%) Finance Business Analyst
6 2 (3.28%) IT Analyst
6 2 (3.28%) Regulatory Business Analyst
6 2 (3.28%) Regulatory Reporting Business Analyst
6 2 (3.28%) SQL Analyst
6 2 (3.28%) Support Officer
6 2 (3.28%) VBA Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.64%) HTML
1 1 (1.64%) React
1 1 (1.64%) SailPoint
1 1 (1.64%) Web Services
1 1 (1.64%) WPF
1 1 (1.64%) XML
1 1 (1.64%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 16 (26.23%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.48%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.92%) Derivative
3 3 (4.92%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (3.28%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (3.28%) NHS
4 2 (3.28%) OTC Derivatives
4 2 (3.28%) User Experience
5 1 (1.64%) ASIC
5 1 (1.64%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.64%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.64%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.64%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.64%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.64%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.20%) Windows
2 4 (6.56%) Linux
2 4 (6.56%) Unix
3 2 (3.28%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.64%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.95%) Data Analysis
1 14 (22.95%) Project Management
2 12 (19.67%) Change Management
3 11 (18.03%) Analytics
3 11 (18.03%) Time Management
4 8 (13.11%) Asset Management
4 8 (13.11%) Validation
5 7 (11.48%) Migration
5 7 (11.48%) Requirements Gathering
6 6 (9.84%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (9.84%) Business Case
6 6 (9.84%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (9.84%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (9.84%) Due Diligence
6 6 (9.84%) PRINCE2
6 6 (9.84%) Process Improvement
6 6 (9.84%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (8.20%) Configuration Management
7 5 (8.20%) KYC
7 5 (8.20%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.67%) SQL
2 8 (13.11%) VBA
3 7 (11.48%) Python
4 5 (8.20%) R
4 5 (8.20%) VB
5 4 (6.56%) PowerShell
6 3 (4.92%) VBScript
7 2 (3.28%) C#
8 1 (1.64%) C++
8 1 (1.64%) HiveQL
8 1 (1.64%) Java
8 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.64%) Perl
8 1 (1.64%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.64%) Scala
8 1 (1.64%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (13.11%) Degree
2 3 (4.92%) Postgraduate
3 2 (3.28%) BICSI Certification
3 2 (3.28%) BICSI RCDD
3 2 (3.28%) PMI Certification
3 2 (3.28%) PMP
4 1 (1.64%) ACCA
4 1 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.64%) MCSE
4 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.75%) PMO
2 5 (8.20%) Data Quality
3 4 (6.56%) EMIR
3 4 (6.56%) QA
4 3 (4.92%) MiFID
5 2 (3.28%) SLA
6 1 (1.64%) ISO 22301
6 1 (1.64%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 5 (8.20%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.64%) HDFS
Vendors
1 28 (45.90%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.20%) Oracle
3 3 (4.92%) VMware
4 2 (3.28%) Informatica
4 2 (3.28%) SAP
5 1 (1.64%) Alteryx
5 1 (1.64%) Apple
5 1 (1.64%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.64%) Citrix
5 1 (1.64%) Cognos
5 1 (1.64%) Hyperion
5 1 (1.64%) Meraki
5 1 (1.64%) Palo Alto
5 1 (1.64%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.64%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.64%) Talend