Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 69 45 74
Rank change year-on-year -24 +29 -16
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 113 116 218
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 3.33% 4.75% 3.30%
As % of the Applications category 43.13% 50.66% 37.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 74 151
10th Percentile £216 £218 £155
25th Percentile £363 £338 £299
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £484 £418
Median % change year-on-year -6.98% +15.87% -7.22%
75th Percentile £567 £575 £532
90th Percentile £625 £675 £625
Central London median daily rate £450 £484 £433
% change year-on-year -6.98% +11.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 8
Median hourly rate - £20.00 £12.74
Median % change year-on-year - +56.99% -12.14%
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £12.98
% change year-on-year - +54.08% -16.53%

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 262 229 577
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 7.71% 9.37% 8.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 141 404
10th Percentile £236 £160 £135
25th Percentile £363 £269 £254
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £438 £413
Median % change year-on-year +8.57% +6.06% +3.13%
75th Percentile £575 £550 £519
90th Percentile £713 £675 £600
Central London median daily rate £475 £424 £415
% change year-on-year +12.09% +2.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 33
10th Percentile £12.38 " "
25th Percentile £12.63 £12.42 £11.25
Median hourly rate £18.38 £17.50 £17.30
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.16% +8.13%
75th Percentile £28.06 £27.04 £21.00
90th Percentile £36.00 £38.04 £21.20
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.13
% change year-on-year - +4.58% +9.29%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 69 (61.06%) Finance
2 49 (43.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 40 (35.40%) VBA
4 38 (33.63%) SQL
4 38 (33.63%) Microsoft
4 38 (33.63%) Data Analysis
5 37 (32.74%) Social Skills
6 33 (29.20%) Analytics
7 30 (26.55%) Analytical Skills
7 30 (26.55%) Degree
7 30 (26.55%) Business Intelligence
8 27 (23.89%) Python
9 25 (22.12%) Management Information System
9 25 (22.12%) Asset Management
9 25 (22.12%) Decision-Making
10 24 (21.24%) Problem-Solving
11 22 (19.47%) MS Visio
11 22 (19.47%) Visualisation
12 20 (17.70%) Microsoft Office
12 20 (17.70%) Mentoring
13 19 (16.81%) Alteryx
13 19 (16.81%) Presentation Skills
13 19 (16.81%) CRM
13 19 (16.81%) Salesforce.com
13 19 (16.81%) R
13 19 (16.81%) QlikView
14 18 (15.93%) Mathematics
14 18 (15.93%) Marketing
14 18 (15.93%) Statistics
14 18 (15.93%) Data Warehouse

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 18 (15.93%) Jupyter
2 9 (7.96%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.65%) Confluence
3 3 (2.65%) Moodle
4 2 (1.77%) IIS
5 1 (0.88%) Apache
5 1 (0.88%) nginx
5 1 (0.88%) SAS
5 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 49 (43.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 22 (19.47%) MS Visio
3 20 (17.70%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (6.19%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (3.54%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (2.65%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 2 (1.77%) Maximo
1 2 (1.77%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.88%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.88%) Loan IQ
2 1 (0.88%) Primavera
2 1 (0.88%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.88%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (15.04%) Power Platform
2 5 (4.42%) Azure
3 3 (2.65%) GCP
3 3 (2.65%) Lucidchart
4 2 (1.77%) Microsoft 365
4 2 (1.77%) PowerApps
5 1 (0.88%) Apigee
5 1 (0.88%) Azure Logic Apps
5 1 (0.88%) Force.com
5 1 (0.88%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.88%) Google Data Studio
5 1 (0.88%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (0.88%) Power Automate
5 1 (0.88%) SaaS
5 1 (0.88%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.65%) DNS
1 3 (2.65%) LAN
1 3 (2.65%) TCP/IP
1 3 (2.65%) WAN
2 2 (1.77%) DHCP
2 2 (1.77%) Internet
3 1 (0.88%) Firewall
3 1 (0.88%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.88%) MPLS
3 1 (0.88%) SD-WAN
3 1 (0.88%) SSL
3 1 (0.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (16.81%) QlikView
2 18 (15.93%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (15.04%) Power BI
4 8 (7.08%) SQL Server
5 6 (5.31%) Tableau
6 5 (4.42%) MS Access
6 5 (4.42%) Relational Database
7 4 (3.54%) MySQL
8 3 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.88%) BigQuery
10 1 (0.88%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.88%) SAP Data Services
10 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (7.96%) JIRA
2 3 (2.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.88%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.88%) LSMW
3 1 (0.88%) SpecFlow
General
1 69 (61.06%) Finance
2 37 (32.74%) Social Skills
3 30 (26.55%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (16.81%) Presentation Skills
5 18 (15.93%) Marketing
6 15 (13.27%) Banking
7 11 (9.73%) Front Office
8 9 (7.96%) Legal
9 7 (6.19%) Retail
10 6 (5.31%) Documentation Skills
11 5 (4.42%) Organisational Skills
11 5 (4.42%) Telecoms
12 4 (3.54%) Financial Institution
12 4 (3.54%) Investment Banking
13 3 (2.65%) Billing
13 3 (2.65%) Publishing
14 2 (1.77%) Private Banking
15 1 (0.88%) Back Office
15 1 (0.88%) Electronics
15 1 (0.88%) Law
Job Titles
1 45 (39.82%) Analyst
2 24 (21.24%) Business Analyst
3 17 (15.04%) Data Scientist
4 11 (9.73%) Data Analyst
4 11 (9.73%) Developer
5 7 (6.19%) Project Manager
5 7 (6.19%) VBA Developer
6 4 (3.54%) Data Business Analyst
6 4 (3.54%) Excel Developer
6 4 (3.54%) Excel VBA Developer
6 4 (3.54%) Insurance Business Analyst
6 4 (3.54%) Report Analyst
6 4 (3.54%) SQL Analyst
7 3 (2.65%) Banking Analyst
7 3 (2.65%) Banking Business Analyst
7 3 (2.65%) Front Office Business Analyst
7 3 (2.65%) Instructional Designer
7 3 (2.65%) IT Analyst
7 3 (2.65%) Lead Business Analyst
7 3 (2.65%) Project Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (15.93%) Shiny
2 17 (15.04%) D3.js
3 3 (2.65%) .NET
4 1 (0.88%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.88%) CSS
4 1 (0.88%) HTML5 Canvas
4 1 (0.88%) LDAP
4 1 (0.88%) NumPy
4 1 (0.88%) OAuth
4 1 (0.88%) OAuth2
4 1 (0.88%) OpenID
4 1 (0.88%) REST
4 1 (0.88%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.88%) SAML
4 1 (0.88%) SciPy
4 1 (0.88%) SPNEGO
4 1 (0.88%) Visualforce
4 1 (0.88%) WCF
4 1 (0.88%) Windows Identity Foundation
4 1 (0.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (22.12%) Management Information System
2 17 (15.04%) Algorithms
2 17 (15.04%) Social Media
3 9 (7.96%) Derivative
4 7 (6.19%) Equities
5 5 (4.42%) Reinsurance
5 5 (4.42%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (4.42%) User Experience
6 4 (3.54%) Fixed Income
6 4 (3.54%) Virtual Team
7 3 (2.65%) Data Structures
7 3 (2.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (2.65%) Learning Management System
8 2 (1.77%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.88%) BYOD
9 1 (0.88%) CMDB
9 1 (0.88%) FMCG
9 1 (0.88%) Legacy Systems
9 1 (0.88%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.88%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.42%) Windows
2 3 (2.65%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.77%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.77%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.88%) Linux
4 1 (0.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (33.63%) Data Analysis
2 33 (29.20%) Analytics
3 30 (26.55%) Business Intelligence
4 25 (22.12%) Asset Management
4 25 (22.12%) Decision-Making
5 24 (21.24%) Problem-Solving
6 22 (19.47%) Visualisation
7 20 (17.70%) Mentoring
8 19 (16.81%) CRM
9 18 (15.93%) Data Science
9 18 (15.93%) Mathematics
9 18 (15.93%) Statistics
10 17 (15.04%) B2B
10 17 (15.04%) Bayesian Methods
10 17 (15.04%) Data Sharing
10 17 (15.04%) Deep Learning
10 17 (15.04%) Digital Analytics
10 17 (15.04%) Digital Marketing
10 17 (15.04%) Investment Management
10 17 (15.04%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 40 (35.40%) VBA
2 38 (33.63%) SQL
3 27 (23.89%) Python
4 19 (16.81%) R
5 7 (6.19%) C#
5 7 (6.19%) C++
6 6 (5.31%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.65%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.77%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.77%) VB
9 1 (0.88%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.88%) C
9 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.88%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.88%) SOQL
9 1 (0.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (26.55%) Degree
2 4 (3.54%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (3.54%) Numerate Degree
2 4 (3.54%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.65%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.77%) ISEB
4 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.77%) PMP
5 1 (0.88%) ACCA
5 1 (0.88%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.88%) MBA
5 1 (0.88%) MCSE
5 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.96%) PMO
2 5 (4.42%) QA
3 4 (3.54%) Data Quality
3 4 (3.54%) SLA
4 3 (2.65%) Basel III
4 3 (2.65%) CRD IV
4 3 (2.65%) IFRS
5 1 (0.88%) EMIR
5 1 (0.88%) MiFID
5 1 (0.88%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (3.54%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.54%) SCCM
2 1 (0.88%) Ansible
2 1 (0.88%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.88%) SCOM
2 1 (0.88%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 38 (33.63%) Microsoft
2 19 (16.81%) Alteryx
2 19 (16.81%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (4.42%) SAP
4 4 (3.54%) Bloomberg
5 3 (2.65%) Blackboard
5 3 (2.65%) Google
5 3 (2.65%) Oracle
6 2 (1.77%) Capita
6 2 (1.77%) Openreach
6 2 (1.77%) VMware
7 1 (0.88%) Ariba
7 1 (0.88%) BMC
7 1 (0.88%) CA
7 1 (0.88%) Citrix
7 1 (0.88%) Dataiku
7 1 (0.88%) Informatica
7 1 (0.88%) Remedy
7 1 (0.88%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
7 1 (0.88%) ServiceNow