Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 68 40
Rank change year-on-year +10 -28 -13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 289 205 289
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.17% 3.33% 4.47%
As % of the Applications category 44.53% 42.98% 44.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 134 228
City of London median daily rate £425 £350 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -14.63% -3.53%
10th Percentile £213 £150 £209
90th Percentile £579 £568 £625
Central London median daily rate £425 £350 £388
% change year-on-year +21.43% -9.68% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 5
City of London median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.00% +13.64% -24.14%
10th Percentile £11.61 £10.95 £9.50
90th Percentile £31.00 £19.50 £29.34
Central London median hourly rate £16.53 £15.18 £11.00
% change year-on-year +8.90% +37.95% -24.14%

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 649 477 646
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.37% 7.75% 9.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 324 472
City of London median daily rate £400 £400 £382
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.85% -4.63%
10th Percentile £128 £138 £188
90th Percentile £575 £575 £593
Central London median daily rate £405 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +2.53% +5.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 17 33
City of London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.76 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.79% -17.08% +27.95%
10th Percentile £11.36 £10.95 £11.00
90th Percentile £31.00 £69.50 £25.45
Central London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.76 £19.00
% change year-on-year +1.56% -17.08% +24.59%

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 24 May 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in the City of London over the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 24 May 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 -14 1 - -
Microsoft Excel
Central London

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 133 (46.02%) Finance
2 113 (39.10%) SQL
3 101 (34.95%) Microsoft
4 80 (27.68%) VBA
5 71 (24.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 60 (20.76%) Microsoft Office
7 57 (19.72%) Banking
8 53 (18.34%) Analytical Skills
9 51 (17.65%) Project Management
9 51 (17.65%) Business Analysis
10 48 (16.61%) MS Visio
11 43 (14.88%) Windows
11 43 (14.88%) SQL Server
11 43 (14.88%) Data Analysis
12 41 (14.19%) Front Office
13 40 (13.84%) C#
14 39 (13.49%) Problem-Solving
15 38 (13.15%) User Acceptance Testing
16 37 (12.80%) Degree
16 37 (12.80%) Stakeholder Management
17 35 (12.11%) Windows 10
18 34 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
19 30 (10.38%) PMO
20 29 (10.03%) Analytics
21 28 (9.69%) Spreadsheet
21 28 (9.69%) Migration
21 28 (9.69%) Python
22 27 (9.34%) PRINCE2
23 26 (9.00%) .NET
24 24 (8.30%) Risk 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 14 (4.84%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.81%) SAS
3 5 (1.73%) Skype for Business
4 4 (1.38%) Confluence
5 3 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.04%) IIS
6 2 (0.69%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.35%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 71 (24.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 60 (20.76%) Microsoft Office
3 48 (16.61%) MS Visio
4 28 (9.69%) Spreadsheet
5 18 (6.23%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (1.73%) SPSS
7 2 (0.69%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.69%) Revit
8 1 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.35%) InDesign
8 1 (0.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (1.73%) SimCorp Dimension
1 5 (1.73%) thinkFolio
2 3 (1.04%) Orchestrade
2 3 (1.04%) RMDS
3 2 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.69%) Workfront
4 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.35%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (7.96%) Office 365
2 12 (4.15%) Cloud Computing
2 12 (4.15%) Google Analytics
3 8 (2.77%) Adobe Analytics
4 7 (2.42%) OneDrive
5 4 (1.38%) GitHub
6 3 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.69%) SaaS
7 2 (0.69%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.35%) AdWords
8 1 (0.35%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.35%) G Suite
8 1 (0.35%) Google Tag Manager
8 1 (0.35%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.11%) Skype
2 3 (1.04%) Intranet
3 2 (0.69%) BIG-IP
3 2 (0.69%) SCCP
3 2 (0.69%) SSL
3 2 (0.69%) VPN
4 1 (0.35%) DHCP
4 1 (0.35%) Firewall
4 1 (0.35%) Internet
4 1 (0.35%) SWIFTNet
4 1 (0.35%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (14.88%) SQL Server
2 22 (7.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (5.19%) Power BI
4 13 (4.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (3.81%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (3.81%) Oracle Database
5 11 (3.81%) Relational Database
6 10 (3.46%) Oracle Database 11g
7 8 (2.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (2.08%) Big Data
8 6 (2.08%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (2.08%) Crystal Reports
9 5 (1.73%) QlikView
10 4 (1.38%) MS Access
10 4 (1.38%) MySQL
11 3 (1.04%) DB2
11 3 (1.04%) Qlik Sense
11 3 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 12 (4.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (3.46%) JIRA
3 9 (3.11%) Selenium
4 7 (2.42%) Subversion
5 6 (2.08%) Git (software)
5 6 (2.08%) RStudio
6 4 (1.38%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.69%) MSTest
7 2 (0.69%) Toad
8 1 (0.35%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.35%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.35%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.35%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.35%) Maven
8 1 (0.35%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.35%) NUnit
8 1 (0.35%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.35%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.35%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.35%) XMLSpy
General
1 133 (46.02%) Finance
2 57 (19.72%) Banking
3 41 (14.19%) Front Office
4 21 (7.27%) Investment Banking
5 14 (4.84%) Marketing
6 9 (3.11%) Retail
7 8 (2.77%) Financial Institution
8 7 (2.42%) Law
9 5 (1.73%) French Language
9 5 (1.73%) Legal
10 3 (1.04%) Advertising
11 2 (0.69%) Back Office
11 2 (0.69%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.35%) Billing
12 1 (0.35%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.35%) Military
12 1 (0.35%) Publishing
12 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 110 (38.06%) Analyst
2 74 (25.61%) Developer
3 40 (13.84%) Business Analyst
4 28 (9.69%) VBA Developer
5 27 (9.34%) Data Analyst
6 24 (8.30%) C# Developer
7 22 (7.61%) Excel Developer
7 22 (7.61%) Excel VBA Developer
8 21 (7.27%) Excel Analyst
9 20 (6.92%) SQL Analyst
10 19 (6.57%) .NET Developer
11 17 (5.88%) SQL Developer
12 16 (5.54%) C# .NET Developer
13 15 (5.19%) SQL Data Analyst
14 12 (4.15%) Coordinator
15 11 (3.81%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 11 (3.81%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
16 10 (3.46%) Project Coordinator
16 10 (3.46%) Project Manager
16 10 (3.46%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (9.00%) .NET
2 14 (4.84%) .NET Framework
3 10 (3.46%) WinForms
4 9 (3.11%) XML
5 7 (2.42%) JSON
6 6 (2.08%) HTML
6 6 (2.08%) Web Services
7 4 (1.38%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.38%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (1.38%) CSS
7 4 (1.38%) HTML5
7 4 (1.38%) jQuery
7 4 (1.38%) WCF
8 3 (1.04%) FpML
8 3 (1.04%) LINQ
8 3 (1.04%) REST
8 3 (1.04%) WPF
9 2 (0.69%) Ajax
9 2 (0.69%) NHibernate
9 2 (0.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 53 (18.34%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (6.92%) Fixed Income
3 18 (6.23%) Management Information System
4 17 (5.88%) Computer Science
5 10 (3.46%) Derivative
5 10 (3.46%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (3.11%) Market Risk
7 8 (2.77%) Equities
8 7 (2.42%) Fintech
8 7 (2.42%) PMI
8 7 (2.42%) Reference Data
9 5 (1.73%) Hedge funds
10 4 (1.38%) Blackberry
10 4 (1.38%) Credit Risk
10 4 (1.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (1.38%) Virtual Team
11 3 (1.04%) Analytical Mindset
11 3 (1.04%) Data Structures
11 3 (1.04%) Reinsurance
11 3 (1.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 43 (14.88%) Windows
2 35 (12.11%) Windows 10
3 6 (2.08%) Unix
4 5 (1.73%) Android
4 5 (1.73%) Linux
5 4 (1.38%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.38%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.38%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.69%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (17.65%) Business Analysis
1 51 (17.65%) Project Management
2 43 (14.88%) Data Analysis
3 39 (13.49%) Problem-Solving
4 38 (13.15%) User Acceptance Testing
5 37 (12.80%) Stakeholder Management
6 34 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (10.03%) Analytics
8 28 (9.69%) Migration
9 27 (9.34%) PRINCE2
10 24 (8.30%) Risk Management
11 23 (7.96%) Business Intelligence
11 23 (7.96%) Mathematics
12 19 (6.57%) Test Scripting
13 17 (5.88%) Asset Management
14 16 (5.54%) Change Management
14 16 (5.54%) Statistics
15 14 (4.84%) GAP Analysis
15 14 (4.84%) Use Case
15 14 (4.84%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 113 (39.10%) SQL
2 80 (27.68%) VBA
3 40 (13.84%) C#
4 28 (9.69%) Python
5 21 (7.27%) R
6 14 (4.84%) Java
6 14 (4.84%) T-SQL
6 14 (4.84%) VB
6 14 (4.84%) VB.NET
7 9 (3.11%) Ruby
8 7 (2.42%) JavaScript
9 5 (1.73%) C
10 4 (1.38%) Go
10 4 (1.38%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.69%) C++
11 2 (0.69%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.35%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.35%) VB6
12 1 (0.35%) VBScript
12 1 (0.35%) XAML
Qualifications
1 37 (12.80%) Degree
2 11 (3.81%) Numerate Degree
3 10 (3.46%) PMI Certification
4 8 (2.77%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (2.42%) PMP
5 7 (2.42%) Security Cleared
6 6 (2.08%) CFA
6 6 (2.08%) CISSP
6 6 (2.08%) MBA
7 5 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.73%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.04%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.69%) CEH
9 2 (0.69%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.69%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.69%) MCP
9 2 (0.69%) MCPD
9 2 (0.69%) MCSE
10 1 (0.35%) CIMA
10 1 (0.35%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (10.38%) PMO
2 9 (3.11%) QA
3 4 (1.38%) GDPR
4 3 (1.04%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.04%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.35%) IFRS
6 1 (0.35%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.35%) MiFID
System Software
1 15 (5.19%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.35%) Docker
2 1 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (1.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.35%) BladeLogic
2 1 (0.35%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 101 (34.95%) Microsoft
2 22 (7.61%) Oracle
3 16 (5.54%) Bloomberg
4 15 (5.19%) Citrix
4 15 (5.19%) Tableau
5 13 (4.50%) Google
6 10 (3.46%) Adobe
7 8 (2.77%) Reuters
8 7 (2.42%) Calypso
9 6 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (2.08%) SAP
10 5 (1.73%) SimCorp
11 4 (1.38%) Apple
12 2 (0.69%) Cisco
12 2 (0.69%) Cognos
12 2 (0.69%) Forcepoint
12 2 (0.69%) Lotus
12 2 (0.69%) Sophos
12 2 (0.69%) Sybase
12 2 (0.69%) Symantec