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 3 months to 27 June 2017 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
London / City of London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 47 28
Rank change year-on-year -12 -19  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 125 143 297
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.78% 4.22% 5.18%
As % of the Applications category 47.89% 46.13% 44.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 120 228
Median daily rate £413 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £209 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £576 £525 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +1.56% -1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 9
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £13.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +12.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £15.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £28.20 £42.04
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year -1.58% +16.66%  

Microsoft Excel is in the software application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Software Application Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 261 310 662
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 7.90% 9.15% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 233 478
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £187 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 20 35
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £15.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +16.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £9.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.20 £38.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79%  

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Microsoft Excel as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Excel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 90 (41.28%) Finance
2 77 (35.32%) SQL
3 68 (31.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 58 (26.61%) Microsoft
5 51 (23.39%) Microsoft Office
6 48 (22.02%) VBA
7 43 (19.72%) MS Visio
8 41 (18.81%) Agile Software Development
9 37 (16.97%) Banking
10 35 (16.06%) Analytical Skills
11 34 (15.60%) SQL Server
12 29 (13.30%) Microsoft Project
13 28 (12.84%) Business Intelligence
13 28 (12.84%) Data Analysis
14 27 (12.39%) Stakeholder Management
14 27 (12.39%) SharePoint
14 27 (12.39%) .NET
15 26 (11.93%) Project Management
15 26 (11.93%) Degree
16 25 (11.47%) C#
16 25 (11.47%) PMO
17 22 (10.09%) Oracle
17 22 (10.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 21 (9.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 19 (8.72%) PRINCE2
20 18 (8.26%) Windows
20 18 (8.26%) Data Modelling
21 17 (7.80%) Change Management
21 17 (7.80%) User Acceptance Testing
22 16 (7.34%) Management Information System

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 (12.39%) SharePoint
2 12 (5.50%) SAS
3 3 (1.38%) Confluence
4 2 (0.92%) CICS
4 2 (0.92%) CMS
4 2 (0.92%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.46%) JBoss
Applications
1 68 (31.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 51 (23.39%) Microsoft Office
3 43 (19.72%) MS Visio
4 29 (13.30%) Microsoft Project
5 13 (5.96%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (2.29%) SPSS
7 3 (1.38%) Stata
8 1 (0.46%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.46%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (3.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.92%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (0.92%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.46%) Bloomberg AIM
3 1 (0.46%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 1 (0.46%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.46%) Eagle PACE
3 1 (0.46%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 1 (0.46%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.46%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.46%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.29%) Office 365
2 3 (1.38%) GitHub
2 3 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.46%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.46%) AdWords
4 1 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.46%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.46%) Google Drive
4 1 (0.46%) IaaS
4 1 (0.46%) SaaS
4 1 (0.46%) Slack
4 1 (0.46%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.38%) HTTP
2 2 (0.92%) DNS
2 2 (0.92%) LAN
2 2 (0.92%) MPLS
2 2 (0.92%) VPLS
2 2 (0.92%) Wireless
3 1 (0.46%) CTI
3 1 (0.46%) Internet
3 1 (0.46%) SSH
3 1 (0.46%) SSL
3 1 (0.46%) VPN
3 1 (0.46%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (15.60%) SQL Server
2 22 (10.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (9.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (6.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 12 (5.50%) Power BI
6 10 (4.59%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (4.59%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (2.75%) MS Access
7 6 (2.75%) OLAP
7 6 (2.75%) QlikView
7 6 (2.75%) Relational Database
8 5 (2.29%) Big Data
8 5 (2.29%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (2.29%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (1.83%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.83%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (1.38%) DB2
10 3 (1.38%) MySQL
10 3 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 10 (4.59%) JIRA
1 10 (4.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.83%) Selenium
3 2 (0.92%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.46%) Ant
4 1 (0.46%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.46%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.46%) ERwin
4 1 (0.46%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.46%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.46%) LSMW
4 1 (0.46%) Maven
4 1 (0.46%) NetBeans
4 1 (0.46%) Subversion
4 1 (0.46%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.46%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.46%) TestLink
General
1 90 (41.28%) Finance
2 37 (16.97%) Banking
3 15 (6.88%) Investment Banking
4 13 (5.96%) Legal
5 11 (5.05%) Front Office
6 10 (4.59%) Retail
7 9 (4.13%) Financial Institution
8 7 (3.21%) Marketing
9 6 (2.75%) Back Office
10 5 (2.29%) Law
11 3 (1.38%) Military
11 3 (1.38%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.92%) Advertising
12 2 (0.92%) French Language
12 2 (0.92%) International Banking
12 2 (0.92%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.46%) Billing
13 1 (0.46%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.46%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.46%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 88 (40.37%) Analyst
2 44 (20.18%) Developer
3 32 (14.68%) Data Analyst
4 17 (7.80%) SQL Analyst
5 16 (7.34%) Business Analyst
6 14 (6.42%) .NET Developer
7 13 (5.96%) SQL Data Analyst
8 12 (5.50%) Excel Analyst
9 11 (5.05%) Consultant
10 10 (4.59%) C# Developer
10 10 (4.59%) Junior
11 9 (4.13%) Architect
11 9 (4.13%) C# .NET Developer
12 8 (3.67%) Analyst Developer
12 8 (3.67%) Excel Developer
12 8 (3.67%) Programme Manager
13 7 (3.21%) Project Manager
13 7 (3.21%) Report Analyst
13 7 (3.21%) VBA Developer
14 6 (2.75%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (12.39%) .NET
2 10 (4.59%) Web Services
3 7 (3.21%) XML
4 6 (2.75%) ASP.NET
4 6 (2.75%) MDX
5 5 (2.29%) JSON
6 4 (1.83%) .NET Framework
6 4 (1.83%) HTML
7 3 (1.38%) WinForms
8 2 (0.92%) Middleware
8 2 (0.92%) XSD
9 1 (0.46%) Ajax
9 1 (0.46%) COM
9 1 (0.46%) CSS
9 1 (0.46%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.46%) Java EE
9 1 (0.46%) JAXB
9 1 (0.46%) JSP
9 1 (0.46%) Spring
9 1 (0.46%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 35 (16.06%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (7.34%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.67%) Hedge funds
4 6 (2.75%) NHS
5 5 (2.29%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.29%) Reference Data
6 3 (1.38%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.38%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.38%) Equities
6 3 (1.38%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.38%) Replication
7 2 (0.92%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (0.92%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.92%) Social Media
7 2 (0.92%) User Experience
7 2 (0.92%) Video on Demand
7 2 (0.92%) VSAM
7 2 (0.92%) Wiki
8 1 (0.46%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 18 (8.26%) Windows
2 6 (2.75%) Linux
2 6 (2.75%) Windows Server
3 4 (1.83%) Unix
4 2 (0.92%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.46%) AIX
5 1 (0.46%) Android
5 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.46%) Solaris
5 1 (0.46%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (18.81%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (12.84%) Business Intelligence
2 28 (12.84%) Data Analysis
3 27 (12.39%) Stakeholder Management
4 26 (11.93%) Project Management
5 19 (8.72%) PRINCE2
6 18 (8.26%) Data Modelling
7 17 (7.80%) Change Management
7 17 (7.80%) User Acceptance Testing
8 15 (6.88%) Analytics
8 15 (6.88%) SDLC
8 15 (6.88%) Waterfall
9 14 (6.42%) Change Control
9 14 (6.42%) ITIL
10 13 (5.96%) CRM
10 13 (5.96%) Document Management
10 13 (5.96%) ERP
10 13 (5.96%) ETL
10 13 (5.96%) Programme Management
11 12 (5.50%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 77 (35.32%) SQL
2 48 (22.02%) VBA
3 25 (11.47%) C#
4 14 (6.42%) T-SQL
5 12 (5.50%) R
6 9 (4.13%) Python
6 9 (4.13%) VB
7 8 (3.67%) Java
8 7 (3.21%) C
8 7 (3.21%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.38%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.92%) Go
10 2 (0.92%) MATLAB
10 2 (0.92%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.46%) C++
11 1 (0.46%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.46%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 26 (11.93%) Degree
2 7 (3.21%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 5 (2.29%) PMI Certification
4 5 (2.29%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.83%) CAPM
6 3 (1.38%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.92%) AAT
7 2 (0.92%) ACCA
7 2 (0.92%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.92%) PMP
7 2 (0.92%) Postgraduate
7 2 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.46%) CISSP
8 1 (0.46%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.46%) GCIA
8 1 (0.46%) GCIH
8 1 (0.46%) ISEB
8 1 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (11.47%) PMO
2 7 (3.21%) SLA
3 5 (2.29%) Data Quality
3 5 (2.29%) QA
4 3 (1.38%) MiFID
5 2 (0.92%) COBIT
5 2 (0.92%) GDPR
5 2 (0.92%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.46%) Basel III
6 1 (0.46%) COSO
6 1 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.46%) P3O
6 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.46%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (2.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.46%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (1.38%) SCCM
2 1 (0.46%) BladeLogic
2 1 (0.46%) IBM BigFix
2 1 (0.46%) SCOM
2 1 (0.46%) vCenter Server
2 1 (0.46%) WSUS
Vendors
1 58 (26.61%) Microsoft
2 22 (10.09%) Oracle
3 9 (4.13%) Bloomberg
3 9 (4.13%) Tableau
4 8 (3.67%) SAP
4 8 (3.67%) ServiceNow
5 6 (2.75%) Calypso
6 5 (2.29%) Cognos
6 5 (2.29%) IBM
6 5 (2.29%) iManage
6 5 (2.29%) Sybase
7 4 (1.83%) HP
7 4 (1.83%) Reuters
7 4 (1.83%) Sun
7 4 (1.83%) Xerox
8 3 (1.38%) CA
8 3 (1.38%) Google
8 3 (1.38%) Remedy
8 3 (1.38%) Snow
9 2 (0.92%) Blue Prism
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