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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 1 July 2022 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
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 81 74 46
Rank change year-on-year -7 -28 +33
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 127 100 125
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.93% 3.16% 4.59%
As % of the Applications category 40.45% 42.74% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 62 81
10th Percentile £180 £213 £198
25th Percentile £351 £334 £330
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £463 £475
Median % change year-on-year +8.11% -2.63% +13.77%
75th Percentile £594 £569 £575
90th Percentile £708 £624 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £439 £475
% change year-on-year +14.03% -7.68% +10.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
10th Percentile - - £17.14
25th Percentile £12.50 - £20.36
Median hourly rate £19.50 - £26.44
75th Percentile £26.00 - £30.27
90th Percentile - - £32.13
Central London median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £26.44
% change year-on-year -2.50% -24.36% +103.70%

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 314 234 250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 7.25% 7.39% 9.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 141 157
10th Percentile £183 £225 £160
25th Percentile £260 £363 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £480 £475 £438
Median % change year-on-year +1.05% +8.57% +6.38%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £550
90th Percentile £684 £713 £655
Central London median daily rate £438 £475 £431
% change year-on-year -7.89% +10.14% +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 13
10th Percentile £12.50 - -
25th Percentile £19.25 £12.38 £12.42
Median hourly rate £26.00 £13.75 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +89.09% -31.25% +10.19%
75th Percentile £31.55 £23.00 £27.16
90th Percentile £41.55 £34.55 £38.08
Central London median hourly rate £26.00 £17.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +52.94% -17.07% +6.49%

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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 60 (47.24%) Microsoft
2 52 (40.94%) Finance
3 43 (33.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 39 (30.71%) Microsoft Office
4 39 (30.71%) Analytical Skills
5 38 (29.92%) Project Management
6 37 (29.13%) Social Skills
7 34 (26.77%) Agile
8 29 (22.83%) SQL
9 27 (21.26%) Business Intelligence
10 22 (17.32%) Problem-Solving
11 20 (15.75%) Power Platform
11 20 (15.75%) Power BI
11 20 (15.75%) SharePoint
11 20 (15.75%) Data Analysis
12 18 (14.17%) MS Visio
12 18 (14.17%) Analytics
13 17 (13.39%) Microsoft Project
13 17 (13.39%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (11.02%) Data Management
14 14 (11.02%) Microsoft 365
14 14 (11.02%) Waterfall
15 13 (10.24%) PMO
15 13 (10.24%) Migration
16 12 (9.45%) Scrum
16 12 (9.45%) Change Management
16 12 (9.45%) Banking
16 12 (9.45%) JIRA
17 11 (8.66%) Degree
17 11 (8.66%) Time Management

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 20 (15.75%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.72%) Confluence
3 2 (1.57%) SAS
4 1 (0.79%) CMS
4 1 (0.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 43 (33.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 39 (30.71%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (14.17%) MS Visio
4 17 (13.39%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (2.36%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.79%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (4.72%) Workday HCM
2 3 (2.36%) CA PPM
3 2 (1.57%) FINCAD Analytics
4 1 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.79%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.79%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 20 (15.75%) Power Platform
2 14 (11.02%) Microsoft 365
3 9 (7.09%) Azure
4 5 (3.94%) OneDrive
5 3 (2.36%) AWS
5 3 (2.36%) Azure Sentinel
5 3 (2.36%) Snowflake
6 2 (1.57%) Azure DevOps
6 2 (1.57%) Yammer
7 1 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.79%) Lucidchart
7 1 (0.79%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.79%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.79%) ShareGate
7 1 (0.79%) SurveyMonkey
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.15%) Skype
2 3 (2.36%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (2.36%) Firewall
3 2 (1.57%) Intranet
3 2 (1.57%) VPN
4 1 (0.79%) Internet
4 1 (0.79%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.79%) TETRA
4 1 (0.79%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (15.75%) Power BI
2 7 (5.51%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.94%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.15%) Power Query
5 3 (2.36%) Big Data
5 3 (2.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.57%) Data Mart
6 2 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.57%) MS Access
6 2 (1.57%) QlikView
6 2 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.57%) Tableau
7 1 (0.79%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.79%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.79%) Data Vault
7 1 (0.79%) Metadata
7 1 (0.79%) OLAP
7 1 (0.79%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 12 (9.45%) JIRA
2 2 (1.57%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (1.57%) Selenium
2 2 (1.57%) SpecFlow
2 2 (1.57%) TeamCity
2 2 (1.57%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.57%) Zephyr
3 1 (0.79%) Appium
3 1 (0.79%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.79%) IntelliJ
3 1 (0.79%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.79%) Maven
3 1 (0.79%) REST Assured
3 1 (0.79%) TestComplete
3 1 (0.79%) TestNG
3 1 (0.79%) WebDriver
General
1 52 (40.94%) Finance
2 39 (30.71%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (29.13%) Social Skills
4 12 (9.45%) Banking
5 9 (7.09%) Front Office
5 9 (7.09%) Presentation Skills
6 8 (6.30%) French Language
7 7 (5.51%) Marketing
8 6 (4.72%) Back Office
8 6 (4.72%) Public Sector
9 5 (3.94%) Financial Institution
9 5 (3.94%) Investment Banking
9 5 (3.94%) Organisational Skills
10 4 (3.15%) Law
10 4 (3.15%) Legal
11 3 (2.36%) Documentation Skills
12 2 (1.57%) Games
12 2 (1.57%) Public Speaking
12 2 (1.57%) Publishing
13 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 46 (36.22%) Analyst
2 17 (13.39%) Business Analyst
3 13 (10.24%) Project Manager
4 11 (8.66%) Data Analyst
4 11 (8.66%) Developer
5 9 (7.09%) SQL Analyst
6 8 (6.30%) Consultant
6 8 (6.30%) Support Engineer
7 7 (5.51%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 7 (5.51%) Reinsurance Business Analyst
8 6 (4.72%) Desktop Support
9 5 (3.94%) Desktop Engineer
9 5 (3.94%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 5 (3.94%) Security Consultant
9 5 (3.94%) Systems Analyst
9 5 (3.94%) Workday Analyst
10 4 (3.15%) Business Manager
10 4 (3.15%) Coordinator
10 4 (3.15%) Senior Analyst
11 3 (2.36%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.94%) .NET
2 2 (1.57%) Kafka
2 2 (1.57%) REST
3 1 (0.79%) COM
3 1 (0.79%) React
3 1 (0.79%) Redux
3 1 (0.79%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.66%) Self-Motivation
2 8 (6.30%) Reinsurance
3 6 (4.72%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.15%) Data Structures
4 4 (3.15%) PMI
5 3 (2.36%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.36%) PKI
5 3 (2.36%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.57%) Digital Signage
6 2 (1.57%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.57%) Podcast
6 2 (1.57%) Social Media
6 2 (1.57%) Social Network
6 2 (1.57%) User Experience
6 2 (1.57%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.57%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.79%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.79%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.09%) Windows
2 8 (6.30%) Windows 10
3 5 (3.94%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.79%) AIX
4 1 (0.79%) Android
4 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.79%) Linux
4 1 (0.79%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.79%) Solaris
4 1 (0.79%) Unix
4 1 (0.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (29.92%) Project Management
2 34 (26.77%) Agile
3 27 (21.26%) Business Intelligence
4 22 (17.32%) Problem-Solving
5 20 (15.75%) Data Analysis
6 18 (14.17%) Analytics
7 17 (13.39%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (11.02%) Data Management
8 14 (11.02%) Waterfall
9 13 (10.24%) Migration
10 12 (9.45%) Change Management
10 12 (9.45%) Scrum
11 11 (8.66%) Time Management
12 10 (7.87%) Business Analysis
12 10 (7.87%) Project Delivery
13 9 (7.09%) PRINCE2
13 9 (7.09%) Risk Management
13 9 (7.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 7 (5.51%) Data Modelling
14 7 (5.51%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 29 (22.83%) SQL
2 11 (8.66%) Python
3 10 (7.87%) C
4 7 (5.51%) VBA
5 4 (3.15%) C#
5 4 (3.15%) R
6 3 (2.36%) C++
6 3 (2.36%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.57%) Java
7 2 (1.57%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.79%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (8.66%) Degree
2 8 (6.30%) Security Cleared
3 7 (5.51%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.94%) PMP
5 4 (3.15%) CISSP
5 4 (3.15%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (3.15%) Numerate Degree
5 4 (3.15%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.57%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.79%) ACCA
7 1 (0.79%) CIMA
7 1 (0.79%) CISA
7 1 (0.79%) GIAC
7 1 (0.79%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.24%) PMO
2 7 (5.51%) Data Quality
3 6 (4.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (3.94%) QA
5 3 (2.36%) NIST
5 3 (2.36%) P3O
6 2 (1.57%) GDPR
6 2 (1.57%) IFRS
6 2 (1.57%) IFRS 17
7 1 (0.79%) FATCA
7 1 (0.79%) NCSC
7 1 (0.79%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (1.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.79%) Docker
2 1 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 6 (4.72%) SCCM
2 3 (2.36%) Ansible
2 3 (2.36%) Terraform
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 60 (47.24%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.09%) Workday
3 5 (3.94%) Oracle
4 4 (3.15%) Cisco
5 3 (2.36%) Artemis
5 3 (2.36%) CA
5 3 (2.36%) Citrix
5 3 (2.36%) CrowdStrike
5 3 (2.36%) Darktrace
5 3 (2.36%) ServiceNow
5 3 (2.36%) Zscaler
6 2 (1.57%) Adaptive Insights
6 2 (1.57%) Databricks
6 2 (1.57%) Planview
6 2 (1.57%) Remedy
6 2 (1.57%) SAP
7 1 (0.79%) Ariba
7 1 (0.79%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.79%) GoldenSource
7 1 (0.79%) Polycom