The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for MS Excel skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 29 March 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 Office Excel
London / City of London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 31 25
Rank change year-on-year -14 -6  
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 138 185 299
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.49% 5.47% 5.85%
As % of the Applications category 47.59% 52.26% 50.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 132 217
Median daily rate £430 £425 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.17% +14.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £589 £573 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 5
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.15% -2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £10.10 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.20 £22.25 £19.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% +17.85%  

MS 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 290 354 589
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 9.44% 10.46% 11.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 267 421
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £335 £325
% change year-on-year +0.74% +3.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 15
Median hourly rate £19.75 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.94% +15.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.19 £10.80 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.20 £26.00 £47.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79%  

MS Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for MS Excel in the City of London

MS 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 MS Excel in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Excel in the City of London

MS Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Excel in the City of London over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Excel in the City of London

MS 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 MS Excel in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Excel in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS 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 MS Excel.

1 159 (54.45%) Microsoft
2 125 (42.81%) Finance
3 94 (32.19%) SQL Server
4 90 (30.82%) SQL
5 73 (25.00%) MS Office
6 71 (24.32%) Banking
7 64 (21.92%) Agile Software Development
8 57 (19.52%) .NET
8 57 (19.52%) Windows
9 55 (18.84%) C#
10 37 (12.67%) Analytical Skills
11 36 (12.33%) MS PowerPoint
12 35 (11.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 33 (11.30%) Investment Banking
14 32 (10.96%) Degree
14 32 (10.96%) Active Directory
15 31 (10.62%) Project Management
16 30 (10.27%) Oracle
16 30 (10.27%) ITIL
16 30 (10.27%) SharePoint
17 29 (9.93%) MS Project
17 29 (9.93%) VBA
18 26 (8.90%) Business Intelligence
18 26 (8.90%) MS Visio
18 26 (8.90%) Stakeholder Management
18 26 (8.90%) TDD
19 25 (8.56%) Microsoft Azure
20 24 (8.22%) SQL Server 2008
20 24 (8.22%) Windows Server
20 24 (8.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services

MS 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 30 (10.27%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.08%) MS Exchange
3 7 (2.40%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (1.71%) IBM Notes
5 5 (1.71%) Skype for Business
6 4 (1.37%) FileNet
6 4 (1.37%) IIS
6 4 (1.37%) SAS
7 2 (0.68%) JBoss
7 2 (0.68%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.34%) Apache
8 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.34%) CMS
8 1 (0.34%) Confluence
8 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.34%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 73 (25.00%) MS Office
2 36 (12.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 29 (9.93%) MS Project
4 26 (8.90%) MS Visio
5 7 (2.40%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (1.03%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (4.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.68%) CA PPM
2 2 (0.68%) Dynamics GP
2 2 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.34%) Sonata
3 1 (0.34%) Tercero
3 1 (0.34%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 25 (8.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (5.48%) Office 365
3 4 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.68%) IaaS
4 2 (0.68%) PaaS
4 2 (0.68%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.68%) Yammer
5 1 (0.34%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.34%) G Suite
5 1 (0.34%) GitHub
5 1 (0.34%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.34%) Slack
5 1 (0.34%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.40%) DNS
2 6 (2.05%) VPN
3 5 (1.71%) Firewall
3 5 (1.71%) SAN
3 5 (1.71%) WAN
4 4 (1.37%) Internet
4 4 (1.37%) LAN
4 4 (1.37%) Wireless
5 3 (1.03%) Skype
5 3 (1.03%) SSL
5 3 (1.03%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.68%) BGP
6 2 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.68%) HTTP
6 2 (0.68%) ICMP
6 2 (0.68%) MPLS
6 2 (0.68%) NAS
6 2 (0.68%) OSPF
6 2 (0.68%) Structured Cabling
6 2 (0.68%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (32.19%) SQL Server
2 35 (11.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 24 (8.22%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (8.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (8.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (4.79%) Oracle Database
5 13 (4.45%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (4.11%) Oracle Database 11g
7 11 (3.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (3.42%) MS Access
9 9 (3.08%) Power BI
10 8 (2.74%) BusinessObjects
10 8 (2.74%) MySQL
10 8 (2.74%) QlikView
11 7 (2.40%) Data Mart
11 7 (2.40%) Data Mining
12 6 (2.05%) OLAP
13 4 (1.37%) SQL Server 2014
14 3 (1.03%) Relational Database
14 3 (1.03%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 11 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (2.74%) Subversion
3 6 (2.05%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.05%) SpecFlow
4 5 (1.71%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.37%) JIRA
6 3 (1.03%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.03%) NUnit
6 3 (1.03%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.68%) Ant
7 2 (0.68%) Maven
7 2 (0.68%) Moq
7 2 (0.68%) MSTest
7 2 (0.68%) NetBeans
7 2 (0.68%) Rhino Mocks
8 1 (0.34%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.34%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.34%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.34%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.34%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 125 (42.81%) Finance
2 71 (24.32%) Banking
3 33 (11.30%) Investment Banking
4 19 (6.51%) Front Office
5 17 (5.82%) Back Office
5 17 (5.82%) Legal
6 11 (3.77%) Advertising
6 11 (3.77%) Law
7 10 (3.42%) Retail
8 5 (1.71%) Marketing
9 3 (1.03%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.68%) Billing
10 2 (0.68%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.68%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.34%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.34%) French Language
11 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.34%) Military
11 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 82 (28.08%) Analyst
2 77 (26.37%) Developer
3 26 (8.90%) Architect
4 22 (7.53%) .NET Developer
5 20 (6.85%) C# Developer
6 19 (6.51%) SQL Developer
7 16 (5.48%) Data Analyst
8 15 (5.14%) Senior Developer
8 15 (5.14%) SQL Analyst
9 14 (4.79%) Business Analyst
10 12 (4.11%) C# .NET Developer
11 11 (3.77%) Consultant
11 11 (3.77%) Desktop Support
12 10 (3.42%) Data Cleansing Analyst
12 10 (3.42%) IT Analyst
13 9 (3.08%) SQL Server Developer
13 9 (3.08%) WinForms Developer
14 8 (2.74%) Desktop Engineer
14 8 (2.74%) Project Manager
14 8 (2.74%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (19.52%) .NET
2 22 (7.53%) ASP.NET
3 21 (7.19%) Web Services
4 14 (4.79%) AngularJS
4 14 (4.79%) ASP.NET MVC
5 12 (4.11%) HTML
5 12 (4.11%) WPF
6 11 (3.77%) .NET Framework
6 11 (3.77%) WinForms
7 9 (3.08%) WCF
8 8 (2.74%) CSS
9 6 (2.05%) jQuery
9 6 (2.05%) XML
10 5 (1.71%) Caliburn.Micro
10 5 (1.71%) Entity Framework
10 5 (1.71%) Hibernate
10 5 (1.71%) LINQ
10 5 (1.71%) NHibernate
10 5 (1.71%) Task Parallel Library
11 4 (1.37%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 37 (12.67%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (8.22%) Management Information System
3 10 (3.42%) Data Centre
3 10 (3.42%) Reference Data
4 7 (2.40%) Blackberry
4 7 (2.40%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (2.40%) User Experience
5 3 (1.03%) Hedge funds
5 3 (1.03%) NHS
6 2 (0.68%) CESG
6 2 (0.68%) Credit Risk
6 2 (0.68%) e-Learning
6 2 (0.68%) Equities
6 2 (0.68%) Fixed Income
6 2 (0.68%) Market Risk
6 2 (0.68%) PKI
6 2 (0.68%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.34%) Biotechnology
7 1 (0.34%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 57 (19.52%) Windows
2 24 (8.22%) Windows Server
3 13 (4.45%) Linux
4 10 (3.42%) Windows 7
5 9 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (2.74%) Unix
7 6 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.37%) Windows 10
9 3 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.68%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.68%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.68%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.34%) Android
11 1 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.34%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.34%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (21.92%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (10.62%) Project Management
3 30 (10.27%) ITIL
4 26 (8.90%) Business Intelligence
4 26 (8.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 26 (8.90%) TDD
5 23 (7.88%) Waterfall
6 22 (7.53%) MVC
7 21 (7.19%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (6.85%) Data Modelling
9 18 (6.16%) Data Analysis
10 17 (5.82%) Data Management
10 17 (5.82%) ETL
11 16 (5.48%) Performance Tuning
12 15 (5.14%) Analytics
12 15 (5.14%) CRM
13 13 (4.45%) Business Analysis
13 13 (4.45%) Change Management
13 13 (4.45%) ERP
13 13 (4.45%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 90 (30.82%) SQL
2 55 (18.84%) C#
3 29 (9.93%) VBA
4 20 (6.85%) PowerShell
5 18 (6.16%) T-SQL
6 16 (5.48%) VB
7 13 (4.45%) Java
8 12 (4.11%) VB.NET
9 10 (3.42%) Ruby
10 9 (3.08%) JavaScript
10 9 (3.08%) Python
11 6 (2.05%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.71%) C
13 3 (1.03%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.68%) Perl
14 2 (0.68%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.34%) C++
15 1 (0.34%) PHP
15 1 (0.34%) Scala
15 1 (0.34%) VB6
Qualifications
1 32 (10.96%) Degree
2 16 (5.48%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.74%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.05%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.03%) CIMA
6 3 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.03%) MCSE
6 3 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.68%) ACCA
7 2 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.68%) MBA
7 2 (0.68%) MCITP
7 2 (0.68%) MCP
7 2 (0.68%) MCSA
7 2 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.34%) CISA
8 1 (0.34%) CISM
8 1 (0.34%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.34%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.16%) PMO
2 10 (3.42%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.71%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.71%) SLA
4 3 (1.03%) COBIT
4 3 (1.03%) MiFID
5 2 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.34%) EMIR
6 1 (0.34%) FATCA
6 1 (0.34%) GDPR
6 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 32 (10.96%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.37%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.03%) BitLocker
4 3 (1.03%) Docker
4 3 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (1.03%) vSphere
4 3 (1.03%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.68%) NFS
6 1 (0.34%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.34%) Firmware
6 1 (0.34%) Gluster
6 1 (0.34%) iptables
6 1 (0.34%) Samba
6 1 (0.34%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (4.79%) SCCM
2 5 (1.71%) HAProxy
3 4 (1.37%) Graphite
3 4 (1.37%) logstash
3 4 (1.37%) Nagios
3 4 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.37%) SCOM
4 3 (1.03%) Puppet
5 2 (0.68%) Ansible
5 2 (0.68%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.68%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.68%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.34%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle EDQ
6 1 (0.34%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.34%) SCSM
Vendors
1 159 (54.45%) Microsoft
2 30 (10.27%) Oracle
3 15 (5.14%) Citrix
4 11 (3.77%) VMware
5 10 (3.42%) SAP
6 9 (3.08%) Cisco
6 9 (3.08%) ServiceNow
7 8 (2.74%) Cognos
8 6 (2.05%) Sybase
9 5 (1.71%) CheckPoint
9 5 (1.71%) Lotus
9 5 (1.71%) Teradata
10 4 (1.37%) HP
10 4 (1.37%) Informatica
10 4 (1.37%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.37%) Tableau
10 4 (1.37%) Workday
11 3 (1.03%) Apple
11 3 (1.03%) IBM
11 3 (1.03%) Intel
City of London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Pearson Frank
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago