The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Spreadsheet skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Spreadsheet over the 3 months to 24 June 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.

Spreadsheets
London / City of London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 154 150 176
Rank change year-on-year -4 +26  
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 12 15 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.37% 0.44% 0.55%
As % of the Applications category 4.62% 4.82% 4.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 27
Median daily rate £431 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.47% -10.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £275 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £525 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £275 £275
% change year-on-year +27.27% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £17.00 - £13.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year - -13.33%  

Spreadsheet 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 260 311 665
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 7.96% 9.19% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 235 480
Median daily rate £395 £360 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.72% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £185 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 21 36
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.25 £14.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.58% +25.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £24.80 £38.02
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.64 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -5.21% +13.79%  

Spreadsheet
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Spreadsheet in the City of London

Spreadsheet
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 Spreadsheet in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Spreadsheet in the City of London

Spreadsheet
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 Spreadsheet in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Spreadsheet in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Spreadsheet 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 Spreadsheet.

1 16 (59.26%) Finance
2 13 (48.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
3 8 (29.63%) SQL
4 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
5 6 (22.22%) DV Cleared
5 6 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (22.22%) Project Governance
5 6 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (22.22%) Web Development
5 6 (22.22%) Unit Testing
5 6 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (22.22%) Waterfall
5 6 (22.22%) SDLC
5 6 (22.22%) Catastrophe Modelling
5 6 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (22.22%) C#
5 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET
5 6 (22.22%) Web Services
5 6 (22.22%) .NET
5 6 (22.22%) CheckPoint
6 4 (14.81%) Banking
6 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (14.81%) QA
6 4 (14.81%) Software Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Incident Management
7 3 (11.11%) Time Management
7 3 (11.11%) Business Analysis
7 3 (11.11%) Sun

Spreadsheet
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:

Applications
1 13 (48.15%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) GitHub
2 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 6 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 6 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (7.41%) Big Data
2 2 (7.41%) MySQL
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Smart View
2 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (7.41%) Selenium
General
1 16 (59.26%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Advertising
3 1 (3.70%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Developer
2 9 (33.33%) Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) .NET Developer
3 6 (22.22%) Project Officer
3 6 (22.22%) Project Support Officer
3 6 (22.22%) Support Officer
4 5 (18.52%) Analyst Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Excel Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Coordinator
6 2 (7.41%) Data Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Excel Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Python Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Support Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Support Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Developer Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) IT Graduate
7 1 (3.70%) Security Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Data Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) .NET
1 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET
1 6 (22.22%) Web Services
2 2 (7.41%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Linux
2 2 (7.41%) Unix
3 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (22.22%) Catastrophe Modelling
2 6 (22.22%) Project Governance
2 6 (22.22%) SDLC
2 6 (22.22%) Unit Testing
2 6 (22.22%) Waterfall
2 6 (22.22%) Web Development
3 4 (14.81%) Software Testing
4 3 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 3 (11.11%) Data Modelling
4 3 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 3 (11.11%) Time Management
5 2 (7.41%) Change Management
5 2 (7.41%) Data Analysis
5 2 (7.41%) System Testing
6 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.70%) Information Security
6 1 (3.70%) Open Source
6 1 (3.70%) Project Management
6 1 (3.70%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) SQL
2 6 (22.22%) C#
3 3 (11.11%) Python
4 2 (7.41%) Go
4 2 (7.41%) R
5 1 (3.70%) Perl
5 1 (3.70%) Ruby
5 1 (3.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
2 6 (22.22%) DV Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) AAT
3 2 (7.41%) ACCA
4 1 (3.70%) CEH
4 1 (3.70%) CISMP
4 1 (3.70%) CISSP
4 1 (3.70%) Degree
4 1 (3.70%) GIAC
4 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) QA
2 2 (7.41%) SLA
3 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
2 6 (22.22%) CheckPoint
3 3 (11.11%) Sun
4 2 (7.41%) Hyperion
5 1 (3.70%) Remedy
5 1 (3.70%) Splunk