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 30 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.

Spreadsheets
London / City of London
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 138 148 173
Rank change year-on-year +10 +25  
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 13 15 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.42% 0.44% 0.45%
As % of the Applications category 4.50% 4.26% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 17
Median daily rate £450 £374 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.40% +17.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £288 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £604 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £285 £185
% change year-on-year +14.03% +54.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Median hourly rate £15.76 - £17.36
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 - £14.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.55 - £20.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £13.75 £14.24
% change year-on-year -5.45% -3.44%  

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 289 352 593
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 9.32% 10.34% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 266 429
Median daily rate £425 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £200 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £550 £545
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%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Spreadsheet in the City of London over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 30 March 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 20 (66.67%) Finance
2 10 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 8 (26.67%) CheckPoint
3 8 (26.67%) DV Cleared
4 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
5 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 5 (16.67%) SQL
6 5 (16.67%) MS Project
6 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (13.33%) Software Testing
7 4 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (13.33%) QA
7 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
7 4 (13.33%) Banking
7 4 (13.33%) Document Management
7 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
8 3 (10.00%) Data Modelling
8 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2
8 3 (10.00%) Sun
8 3 (10.00%) Incident Management
8 3 (10.00%) Time Management
8 3 (10.00%) SDLC
9 2 (6.67%) Catastrophe Modelling
9 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (6.67%) Oracle Smart View
9 2 (6.67%) AAT
9 2 (6.67%) System Testing
9 2 (6.67%) Web Development
9 2 (6.67%) Degree
9 2 (6.67%) Waterfall

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (16.67%) MS Project
3 1 (3.33%) MS Office
3 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.33%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle Smart View
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (66.67%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Advertising
3 1 (3.33%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.33%) Front Office
3 1 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Project Officer
1 9 (30.00%) Project Support Officer
1 9 (30.00%) Support Officer
2 7 (23.33%) Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Architect
4 4 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (10.00%) Excel Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) .NET Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Analyst Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Coordinator
6 2 (6.67%) Excel Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Support Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) SQL Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) VBA Developer
7 1 (3.33%) C# Web Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Developer Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) .NET
1 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.33%) Mason
2 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) Biotechnology
3 1 (3.33%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.33%) Document Management
1 4 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
1 4 (13.33%) Software Testing
2 3 (10.00%) Data Modelling
2 3 (10.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (10.00%) SDLC
2 3 (10.00%) Time Management
3 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (6.67%) Business Analysis
3 2 (6.67%) Catastrophe Modelling
3 2 (6.67%) Change Management
3 2 (6.67%) System Testing
3 2 (6.67%) Validation
3 2 (6.67%) Waterfall
3 2 (6.67%) Web Development
4 1 (3.33%) Information Security
4 1 (3.33%) Unit Testing
4 1 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (3.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) C#
2 2 (6.67%) VBA
3 1 (3.33%) Perl
3 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.33%) Python
3 1 (3.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 8 (26.67%) DV Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) AAT
3 2 (6.67%) ACCA
3 2 (6.67%) Degree
4 1 (3.33%) CEH
4 1 (3.33%) CISMP
4 1 (3.33%) CISSP
4 1 (3.33%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) GIAC
4 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) QA
2 2 (6.67%) SLA
3 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) CheckPoint
2 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.00%) Sun
4 2 (6.67%) Hyperion
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle
5 1 (3.33%) Remedy
5 1 (3.33%) SAP
5 1 (3.33%) Splunk