Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 68 51
Rank change year-on-year -10 -17 -19
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 225 248 274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.22% 3.65% 4.03%
As % of the Applications category 37.75% 47.06% 44.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 165 208
City of London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -1.60%
10th Percentile £211 £200 £213
90th Percentile £641 £616 £551
Central London median daily rate £425 £420 £395
% change year-on-year +1.19% +6.33% -1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 6
City of London median hourly rate £14.50 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.71% +13.33% +25.00%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.30 £13.70
90th Percentile £32.67 £33.25 £25.06
Central London median hourly rate £15.55 £17.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -8.53% +13.33% +15.38%

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 596 527 616
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.53% 7.76% 9.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 365 438
City of London median daily rate £375 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £125 £179 £170
90th Percentile £588 £622 £550
Central London median daily rate £375 £413 £375
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 18 26
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.65% +19.12% +17.24%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.46 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £33.25 £22.67
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year +1.08% +10.45% +11.67%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -23 13 £525 +233.33%
Moorgate - 2 £275 -
Microsoft Excel
Central London

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 109 (48.44%) Finance
2 95 (42.22%) SQL
3 70 (31.11%) VBA
4 65 (28.89%) Microsoft
5 56 (24.89%) SQL Server
6 55 (24.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 45 (20.00%) Python
8 44 (19.56%) Agile Software Development
9 41 (18.22%) Banking
9 41 (18.22%) Data Analysis
9 41 (18.22%) Windows
10 39 (17.33%) MS Visio
11 38 (16.89%) Microsoft Office
12 31 (13.78%) Analytical Skills
13 29 (12.89%) Business Intelligence
13 29 (12.89%) Problem-Solving
14 28 (12.44%) Front Office
15 27 (12.00%) ETL
15 27 (12.00%) C#
16 26 (11.56%) Oracle
16 26 (11.56%) Analytics
17 25 (11.11%) Degree
18 23 (10.22%) Project Management
19 22 (9.78%) Power BI
20 21 (9.33%) Data Warehouse
20 21 (9.33%) PMO
21 20 (8.89%) T-SQL
21 20 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
22 19 (8.44%) Migration
22 19 (8.44%) Stakeholder 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 (6.22%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.67%) SAS
3 5 (2.22%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.78%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.33%) Confluence
5 3 (1.33%) IIS
6 1 (0.44%) Apache
6 1 (0.44%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.44%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 55 (24.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 39 (17.33%) MS Visio
3 38 (16.89%) Microsoft Office
4 17 (7.56%) Spreadsheet
5 16 (7.11%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.44%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (1.33%) thinkFolio
2 2 (0.89%) Carpe Diem
2 2 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.89%) Eikon
3 1 (0.44%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.44%) FastStats
3 1 (0.44%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.44%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.22%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (5.78%) Amazon EC2
2 13 (5.78%) Amazon S3
2 13 (5.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 12 (5.33%) Office 365
4 5 (2.22%) Google Analytics
4 5 (2.22%) OneDrive
5 4 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (1.33%) Yammer
7 2 (0.89%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.44%) G Suite
8 1 (0.44%) GitHub
8 1 (0.44%) iTunes
8 1 (0.44%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.11%) Skype
2 3 (1.33%) DHCP
2 3 (1.33%) DNS
2 3 (1.33%) VoIP
3 2 (0.89%) Intranet
3 2 (0.89%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.89%) WebEx
4 1 (0.44%) Internet
4 1 (0.44%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.44%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (24.89%) SQL Server
2 22 (9.78%) Power BI
3 21 (9.33%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (8.00%) Big Data
5 17 (7.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (6.67%) Hadoop
6 15 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (6.22%) Apache Hive
7 14 (6.22%) Sqoop
8 13 (5.78%) Impala
9 9 (4.00%) Relational Database
9 9 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (3.56%) MS Access
11 7 (3.11%) RDBMS
12 6 (2.67%) SQL Server 2016
13 5 (2.22%) Crystal Reports
13 5 (2.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 4 (1.78%) MongoDB
14 4 (1.78%) MySQL
15 3 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (6.22%) Jenkins
2 11 (4.89%) Subversion
3 8 (3.56%) JIRA
4 5 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.78%) Maven
5 4 (1.78%) RStudio
6 3 (1.33%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.89%) MSTest
7 2 (0.89%) PowerDesigner
7 2 (0.89%) Selenium
7 2 (0.89%) WinDbg
8 1 (0.44%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.44%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.44%) ERwin
8 1 (0.44%) JUnit
8 1 (0.44%) Mockito
8 1 (0.44%) NUnit
8 1 (0.44%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.44%) Toad
8 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 109 (48.44%) Finance
2 41 (18.22%) Banking
3 28 (12.44%) Front Office
4 13 (5.78%) Investment Banking
5 9 (4.00%) Law
5 9 (4.00%) Marketing
6 8 (3.56%) Financial Institution
7 5 (2.22%) Legal
7 5 (2.22%) Retail
8 3 (1.33%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.89%) Advertising
10 1 (0.44%) Billing
10 1 (0.44%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.44%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.44%) Publishing
10 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 75 (33.33%) Analyst
2 63 (28.00%) Developer
3 26 (11.56%) VBA Developer
4 24 (10.67%) Data Analyst
5 17 (7.56%) Python Developer
5 17 (7.56%) SQL Developer
6 16 (7.11%) Excel Developer
6 16 (7.11%) Excel VBA Developer
7 13 (5.78%) Business Analyst
7 13 (5.78%) Platform Engineer
8 11 (4.89%) C# Developer
9 10 (4.44%) .NET Developer
9 10 (4.44%) Excel Analyst
10 9 (4.00%) Front Office Developer
10 9 (4.00%) Senior Developer
11 8 (3.56%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 8 (3.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 8 (3.56%) SQL Analyst
12 7 (3.11%) C# .NET Developer
12 7 (3.11%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.11%) .NET
2 15 (6.67%) XML
3 5 (2.22%) NumPy
3 5 (2.22%) Pandas
4 4 (1.78%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.33%) JSON
5 3 (1.33%) REST
5 3 (1.33%) WinForms
5 3 (1.33%) WPF
6 2 (0.89%) CSS
6 2 (0.89%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (0.89%) HTML
6 2 (0.89%) HTML5
6 2 (0.89%) JMS
6 2 (0.89%) Middleware
6 2 (0.89%) Node.js
6 2 (0.89%) React
6 2 (0.89%) Spring
6 2 (0.89%) Web Services
7 1 (0.44%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 31 (13.78%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.67%) Wiki
3 13 (5.78%) Derivative
4 9 (4.00%) Fintech
4 9 (4.00%) Fixed Income
5 8 (3.56%) Computer Science
5 8 (3.56%) Equities
5 8 (3.56%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.56%) Reinsurance
6 6 (2.67%) Data Structures
7 5 (2.22%) Data Centre
7 5 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (2.22%) Reference Data
8 4 (1.78%) Market Risk
8 4 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.33%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.89%) e-Learning
10 2 (0.89%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.89%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 41 (18.22%) Windows
2 16 (7.11%) Windows 10
3 15 (6.67%) Unix
4 7 (3.11%) Windows 7
5 6 (2.67%) Linux
6 3 (1.33%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.89%) Android
7 2 (0.89%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (19.56%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (18.22%) Data Analysis
3 29 (12.89%) Business Intelligence
3 29 (12.89%) Problem-Solving
4 27 (12.00%) ETL
5 26 (11.56%) Analytics
6 23 (10.22%) Project Management
7 20 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (8.44%) Migration
8 19 (8.44%) Scrum
8 19 (8.44%) Stakeholder Management
9 17 (7.56%) Asset Management
9 17 (7.56%) Business Analysis
10 16 (7.11%) Test Automation
11 15 (6.67%) Data Extraction
12 14 (6.22%) Investment Management
12 14 (6.22%) SDLC
13 13 (5.78%) Build Automation
13 13 (5.78%) Change Management
14 12 (5.33%) OO
Programming Languages
1 95 (42.22%) SQL
2 70 (31.11%) VBA
3 45 (20.00%) Python
4 27 (12.00%) C#
5 20 (8.89%) T-SQL
6 17 (7.56%) PowerShell
7 15 (6.67%) Java
8 13 (5.78%) Bash Shell
8 13 (5.78%) Korn
8 13 (5.78%) R
8 13 (5.78%) Shell Script
9 7 (3.11%) VB
9 7 (3.11%) VB.NET
10 6 (2.67%) Ruby
11 5 (2.22%) MATLAB
12 3 (1.33%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.89%) C
13 2 (0.89%) C++
13 2 (0.89%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (11.11%) Degree
2 7 (3.11%) Numerate Degree
3 5 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.33%) CISSP
4 3 (1.33%) MCP
4 3 (1.33%) MCSA
4 3 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.89%) A+ Certification
5 2 (0.89%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.89%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.44%) APMP
6 1 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.44%) CFA
6 1 (0.44%) ISEB
6 1 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.44%) MBA
6 1 (0.44%) MCSE
6 1 (0.44%) PMP
6 1 (0.44%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (9.33%) PMO
2 10 (4.44%) QA
3 6 (2.67%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.78%) GDPR
5 2 (0.89%) IFRS
5 2 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.89%) MiFID
5 2 (0.89%) SLA
6 1 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.44%) EMIR
System Software
1 13 (5.78%) HDFS
2 5 (2.22%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.89%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.44%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.44%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (5.78%) Ansible
1 13 (5.78%) Hadoop YARN
1 13 (5.78%) Opscode Chef
1 13 (5.78%) Puppet
2 5 (2.22%) SCCM
3 2 (0.89%) Perfmon
3 2 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.44%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.44%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 65 (28.89%) Microsoft
2 26 (11.56%) Oracle
3 13 (5.78%) Cloudera
3 13 (5.78%) Tableau
4 9 (4.00%) Bloomberg
4 9 (4.00%) Reuters
5 6 (2.67%) Google
6 5 (2.22%) Apple
6 5 (2.22%) Citrix
7 4 (1.78%) FactSet
8 3 (1.33%) Adobe
8 3 (1.33%) Calypso
8 3 (1.33%) Cisco
8 3 (1.33%) iManage
8 3 (1.33%) SAP
9 2 (0.89%) Charles River
9 2 (0.89%) Progress
9 2 (0.89%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.89%) Symantec
9 2 (0.89%) TIBCO