Period
to 18 May 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 18 May 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
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 67 43 78
Rank change year-on-year -24 +35 -19
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 87 145 207
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 3.14% 4.42% 3.18%
As % of the Applications category 41.23% 47.54% 38.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 101 140
10th Percentile £185 £160 £170
25th Percentile £363 £300 £259
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £475 £414
Median % change year-on-year -10.53% +14.80% -2.65%
75th Percentile £567 £594 £523
90th Percentile £613 £669 £600
Central London median daily rate £425 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -10.53% +11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 7
10th Percentile £27.88 £17.14 £10.95
25th Percentile £29.19 £20.36 £11.25
Median hourly rate £31.75 £26.44 £12.50
Median % change year-on-year +20.08% +111.52% -13.79%
75th Percentile £34.69 £30.27 £17.13
90th Percentile £36.23 £32.13 £25.55
Central London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.44 £13.25
% change year-on-year -5.45% +99.55% -11.81%

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 211 305 538
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 7.60% 9.30% 8.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 207 375
10th Percentile £212 £160 £135
25th Percentile £341 £263 £222
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £474 £413 £400
Median % change year-on-year +14.85% +3.13% -
75th Percentile £569 £538 £488
90th Percentile £713 £650 £588
Central London median daily rate £474 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +18.44% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 30
10th Percentile " " £11.25
25th Percentile £12.38 £12.42 £11.63
Median hourly rate £13.75 £14.25 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year -3.49% -20.85% +24.14%
75th Percentile £27.00 £25.50 £21.00
90th Percentile £33.15 £31.51 £24.73
Central London median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% -21.05% +20.44%

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 18 May 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

For the 6 months to 18 May 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 52 (59.77%) Finance
2 42 (48.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 34 (39.08%) Data Analysis
3 34 (39.08%) Microsoft
3 34 (39.08%) Social Skills
4 28 (32.18%) SQL
5 27 (31.03%) Analytical Skills
6 25 (28.74%) Analytics
7 24 (27.59%) VBA
8 23 (26.44%) Business Intelligence
8 23 (26.44%) Degree
9 21 (24.14%) Management Information System
10 20 (22.99%) Problem-Solving
11 19 (21.84%) Asset Management
12 18 (20.69%) Microsoft Office
13 17 (19.54%) Python
13 17 (19.54%) MS Visio
14 16 (18.39%) CRM
14 16 (18.39%) Decision-Making
14 16 (18.39%) Mentoring
15 15 (17.24%) Salesforce.com
15 15 (17.24%) Marketing
15 15 (17.24%) Visualisation
15 15 (17.24%) R
16 14 (16.09%) Social Media
16 14 (16.09%) QlikView
16 14 (16.09%) Data Warehouse
17 13 (14.94%) Project Management
17 13 (14.94%) B2B
17 13 (14.94%) Mathematics

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 13 (14.94%) Jupyter
2 3 (3.45%) Moodle
3 2 (2.30%) Confluence
3 2 (2.30%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.15%) SAS
4 1 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 42 (48.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 18 (20.69%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (19.54%) MS Visio
4 9 (10.34%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (3.45%) Camtasia
6 2 (2.30%) AutoCAD
6 2 (2.30%) Revit
6 2 (2.30%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (1.15%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Maximo
1 2 (2.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (1.15%) CA PPM
2 1 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.15%) Loan IQ
2 1 (1.15%) SAP MM
2 1 (1.15%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.64%) Power Platform
2 3 (3.45%) Lucidchart
3 2 (2.30%) Azure
4 1 (1.15%) AWS
4 1 (1.15%) Force.com
4 1 (1.15%) GCP
4 1 (1.15%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.15%) Google Data Studio
4 1 (1.15%) SaaS
4 1 (1.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.75%) DNS
2 4 (4.60%) DHCP
3 2 (2.30%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.15%) Firewall
4 1 (1.15%) LAN
4 1 (1.15%) MPLS
4 1 (1.15%) SD-WAN
4 1 (1.15%) WAN
4 1 (1.15%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.09%) Data Warehouse
1 14 (16.09%) QlikView
2 11 (12.64%) Power BI
3 5 (5.75%) SQL Server
4 4 (4.60%) MS Access
4 4 (4.60%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.45%) Tableau
6 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.15%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.15%) BigQuery
7 1 (1.15%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.15%) HBase
7 1 (1.15%) MySQL
7 1 (1.15%) Pentaho
7 1 (1.15%) PowerPivot
7 1 (1.15%) SAP Data Services
7 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (4.60%) JIRA
2 3 (3.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.15%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.15%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.15%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.15%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.15%) LSMW
General
1 52 (59.77%) Finance
2 34 (39.08%) Social Skills
3 27 (31.03%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (17.24%) Marketing
5 13 (14.94%) Presentation Skills
6 11 (12.64%) Banking
7 10 (11.49%) Front Office
8 8 (9.20%) Legal
9 4 (4.60%) Documentation Skills
10 3 (3.45%) Billing
10 3 (3.45%) Financial Institution
10 3 (3.45%) Influencing Skills
10 3 (3.45%) Publishing
10 3 (3.45%) Retail
11 2 (2.30%) Investment Banking
11 2 (2.30%) Organisational Skills
11 2 (2.30%) Private Banking
11 2 (2.30%) Public Sector
11 2 (2.30%) Telecoms
12 1 (1.15%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 37 (42.53%) Analyst
2 22 (25.29%) Business Analyst
3 13 (14.94%) Data Scientist
4 8 (9.20%) Data Analyst
5 6 (6.90%) Developer
5 6 (6.90%) Report Analyst
6 5 (5.75%) IT Analyst
6 5 (5.75%) Project Manager
7 4 (4.60%) Business IT Analyst
7 4 (4.60%) Data Business Analyst
7 4 (4.60%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 4 (4.60%) IT Business Analyst
8 3 (3.45%) Banking Analyst
8 3 (3.45%) Banking Business Analyst
8 3 (3.45%) Designer
8 3 (3.45%) Front Office Business Analyst
8 3 (3.45%) Instructional Designer
8 3 (3.45%) Lead Business Analyst
9 2 (2.30%) Asset Management Analyst
9 2 (2.30%) Commodities Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.94%) D3.js
1 13 (14.94%) Shiny
2 1 (1.15%) Visualforce
2 1 (1.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (24.14%) Management Information System
2 14 (16.09%) Social Media
3 13 (14.94%) Algorithms
4 8 (9.20%) Derivative
5 5 (5.75%) Equities
5 5 (5.75%) Reinsurance
6 4 (4.60%) User Experience
7 3 (3.45%) Data Centre
7 3 (3.45%) Data Structures
7 3 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (3.45%) Learning Management System
7 3 (3.45%) Virtual Team
8 2 (2.30%) OTC Derivatives
8 2 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (1.15%) BYOD
9 1 (1.15%) Digital Media
9 1 (1.15%) e-Learning
9 1 (1.15%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (1.15%) Fixed Income
9 1 (1.15%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.60%) Linux
1 4 (4.60%) Unix
1 4 (4.60%) Windows
2 2 (2.30%) Windows 10
2 2 (2.30%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (39.08%) Data Analysis
2 25 (28.74%) Analytics
3 23 (26.44%) Business Intelligence
4 20 (22.99%) Problem-Solving
5 19 (21.84%) Asset Management
6 16 (18.39%) CRM
6 16 (18.39%) Decision-Making
6 16 (18.39%) Mentoring
7 15 (17.24%) Visualisation
8 13 (14.94%) B2B
8 13 (14.94%) Bayesian Methods
8 13 (14.94%) Data Sharing
8 13 (14.94%) Deep Learning
8 13 (14.94%) Digital Analytics
8 13 (14.94%) Digital Marketing
8 13 (14.94%) Investment Management
8 13 (14.94%) Machine Learning
8 13 (14.94%) Mathematics
8 13 (14.94%) Project Management
8 13 (14.94%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 28 (32.18%) SQL
2 24 (27.59%) VBA
3 17 (19.54%) Python
4 15 (17.24%) R
5 6 (6.90%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.45%) VB
6 3 (3.45%) VBScript
7 2 (2.30%) C#
7 2 (2.30%) C++
8 1 (1.15%) Apex Code
8 1 (1.15%) HiveQL
8 1 (1.15%) Java
8 1 (1.15%) Perl
8 1 (1.15%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.15%) Scala
8 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.15%) SOQL
8 1 (1.15%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (26.44%) Degree
2 4 (4.60%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (4.60%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (2.30%) BICSI Certification
3 2 (2.30%) BICSI RCDD
3 2 (2.30%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.30%) PMP
4 1 (1.15%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.15%) MBA
4 1 (1.15%) MCSE
4 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.15%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.15%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.34%) PMO
2 7 (8.05%) Data Quality
3 5 (5.75%) QA
4 3 (3.45%) EMIR
4 3 (3.45%) MiFID
4 3 (3.45%) SLA
5 2 (2.30%) Basel III
5 2 (2.30%) CRD IV
5 2 (2.30%) IFRS
6 1 (1.15%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (5.75%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.15%) HDFS
3 1 (1.15%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (3.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 34 (39.08%) Microsoft
2 15 (17.24%) Salesforce.com
3 13 (14.94%) Alteryx
4 4 (4.60%) Oracle
5 3 (3.45%) Blackboard
5 3 (3.45%) SAP
5 3 (3.45%) VMware
6 2 (2.30%) Bloomberg
6 2 (2.30%) Informatica
7 1 (1.15%) Ariba
7 1 (1.15%) Cisco
7 1 (1.15%) Google
7 1 (1.15%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
7 1 (1.15%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.15%) Talend