Period
to 14 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 14 November 2019 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
England > London
6 months to
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 79 77 67
Rank change year-on-year -2 -10 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 1,133 1,501 1,715
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.13% 3.23% 3.65%
As % of the Applications category 40.38% 40.83% 43.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 779 1,036 1,169
London median daily rate £413 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +1.80% +11.33%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £186
90th Percentile £600 £638 £638
England median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 44 57
London median hourly rate £18.00 £22.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.10% +5.95% +5.00%
10th Percentile £11.65 £11.11 £13.14
90th Percentile £29.96 £47.38 £57.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £18.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% -12.16% +5.71%

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 London with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 2,806 3,676 3,972
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 7.76% 7.90% 8.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,903 2,459 2,734
London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £160 £155 £158
90th Percentile £588 £600 £605
England median daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 165 134
London median hourly rate £19.16 £19.25 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.45% -6.10% +24.24%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.75 £12.58
90th Percentile £35.00 £47.34 £46.71
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.55
% change year-on-year +9.38% +2.89% -5.76%

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Microsoft Excel as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Excel in London

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Excel in London

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in London over the 6 months to 14 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in London

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Excel in London

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in London over the 6 months to 14 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in London

Microsoft Excel
Contract Job Locations in 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 London region over the 6 months to 14 November 2019. 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
Central London +13 258 £450 +5.88% 75
West London -7 70 £345 +6.15% 30
South London +5 25 £350 -30.00% 13
East London +7 19 £430 -4.44% 13
North London +11 3 £200 -20.00% 4
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 2019, 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 London region with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 414 (36.54%) Microsoft
2 412 (36.36%) Finance
3 381 (33.63%) SQL
4 334 (29.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 253 (22.33%) Analytical Skills
6 240 (21.18%) Microsoft Office
7 224 (19.77%) Business Intelligence
8 219 (19.33%) SQL Server
9 197 (17.39%) VBA
10 192 (16.95%) Agile Software Development
11 170 (15.00%) Power Platform
12 169 (14.92%) Power BI
13 167 (14.74%) Project Management
14 166 (14.65%) Data Analysis
15 134 (11.83%) Problem-Solving
16 130 (11.47%) Windows
17 129 (11.39%) Banking
17 129 (11.39%) Analytics
18 128 (11.30%) SharePoint
19 126 (11.12%) Degree
20 120 (10.59%) Tableau
21 112 (9.89%) Visualisation
22 110 (9.71%) MS Visio
23 104 (9.18%) ETL
23 104 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
24 102 (9.00%) Migration
25 92 (8.12%) Python
26 91 (8.03%) Oracle
27 83 (7.33%) Microsoft Project
27 83 (7.33%) Change Management

Microsoft Excel
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 128 (11.30%) SharePoint
2 29 (2.56%) Confluence
3 23 (2.03%) Skype for Business
4 20 (1.77%) SAS
5 18 (1.59%) Apache Spark
6 16 (1.41%) IIS
7 13 (1.15%) CMS
8 10 (0.88%) MS Exchange
9 7 (0.62%) Apache
9 7 (0.62%) Jupyter
10 6 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.35%) JBoss
11 4 (0.35%) Jetty
11 4 (0.35%) Oracle Self-Service HR
11 4 (0.35%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.35%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 334 (29.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 240 (21.18%) Microsoft Office
3 110 (9.71%) MS Visio
4 83 (7.33%) Microsoft Project
5 55 (4.85%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.62%) SPSS
7 6 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.53%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.53%) XMetaL
8 4 (0.35%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.26%) Snagit
9 3 (0.26%) Stata
10 2 (0.18%) InDesign
10 2 (0.18%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.088%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.088%) InVision
11 1 (0.088%) Sketch
11 1 (0.088%) SketchUp
11 1 (0.088%) S-PLUS
11 1 (0.088%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 10 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 10 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.71%) Eloqua
3 6 (0.53%) Misys Opics
4 5 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.35%) Infor SunSystems
5 4 (0.35%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.26%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.26%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.26%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.18%) Eagle PACE
7 2 (0.18%) Magento
7 2 (0.18%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.18%) Towers Watson Igloo
8 1 (0.088%) iTrent
8 1 (0.088%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.088%) SAP MDG
8 1 (0.088%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 170 (15.00%) Power Platform
2 81 (7.15%) Azure
2 81 (7.15%) Office 365
3 69 (6.09%) AWS
4 35 (3.09%) Google Sheets
5 20 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (1.06%) AWS Lambda
6 12 (1.06%) Azure Functions
6 12 (1.06%) Serverless
7 11 (0.97%) Azure Data Factory
7 11 (0.97%) GCP
7 11 (0.97%) OneDrive
8 9 (0.79%) Adobe Analytics
8 9 (0.79%) PowerApps
8 9 (0.79%) SaaS
9 7 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
10 6 (0.53%) Amazon EMR
10 6 (0.53%) Amazon Kinesis
10 6 (0.53%) Google Analytics
11 5 (0.44%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.21%) Skype
2 11 (0.97%) Intranet
3 10 (0.88%) LAN
4 9 (0.79%) DNS
4 9 (0.79%) HTTP
5 8 (0.71%) WAN
5 8 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (0.62%) Firewall
6 7 (0.62%) Internet
6 7 (0.62%) VPN
7 6 (0.53%) DHCP
7 6 (0.53%) TCP/IP
7 6 (0.53%) Wireshark
8 5 (0.44%) 4G
8 5 (0.44%) Network Security
8 5 (0.44%) Remote Desktop
8 5 (0.44%) SAN
8 5 (0.44%) SSH
9 4 (0.35%) Ethernet
9 4 (0.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (19.33%) SQL Server
2 169 (14.92%) Power BI
3 81 (7.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 71 (6.27%) Data Warehouse
5 68 (6.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 60 (5.30%) MS Access
7 55 (4.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 41 (3.62%) QlikView
9 38 (3.35%) Relational Database
10 29 (2.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 28 (2.47%) Big Data
12 23 (2.03%) Oracle Database
13 21 (1.85%) Spotfire
14 20 (1.77%) PowerPivot
15 16 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
15 16 (1.41%) Impala
16 15 (1.32%) Apache Hive
16 15 (1.32%) OLAP
17 14 (1.24%) Data Mining
17 14 (1.24%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 71 (6.27%) JIRA
2 22 (1.94%) Visual Studio
3 15 (1.32%) Git (software)
4 12 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (0.88%) Oracle Forms
6 8 (0.71%) Jenkins
7 7 (0.62%) Selenium
7 7 (0.62%) Subversion
8 6 (0.53%) Cucumber
8 6 (0.53%) Eclipse
8 6 (0.53%) TeamCity
9 5 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 5 (0.44%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 4 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.35%) IntelliJ
10 4 (0.35%) Leiningen
10 4 (0.35%) Mercurial
10 4 (0.35%) Poseidon for UML
10 4 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 412 (36.36%) Finance
2 129 (11.39%) Banking
3 64 (5.65%) Front Office
4 52 (4.59%) Public Sector
5 51 (4.50%) Retail
6 49 (4.32%) Marketing
7 46 (4.06%) Legal
8 38 (3.35%) Telecoms
9 31 (2.74%) Investment Banking
10 24 (2.12%) Law
11 18 (1.59%) Financial Institution
11 18 (1.59%) German Language
12 16 (1.41%) Advertising
12 16 (1.41%) Back Office
13 14 (1.24%) Manufacturing
14 13 (1.15%) Local Government
15 11 (0.97%) Billing
15 11 (0.97%) Spanish Language
16 10 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
16 10 (0.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 435 (38.39%) Analyst
2 213 (18.80%) Developer
3 165 (14.56%) Data Analyst
4 120 (10.59%) Business Analyst
5 50 (4.41%) SQL Developer
6 49 (4.32%) Project Manager
7 45 (3.97%) C# Developer
8 43 (3.80%) Consultant
8 43 (3.80%) VBA Developer
9 42 (3.71%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 40 (3.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 39 (3.44%) Excel Analyst
12 37 (3.27%) .NET Developer
12 37 (3.27%) Administrator
13 36 (3.18%) Junior
14 32 (2.82%) Coordinator
14 32 (2.82%) SQL Analyst
15 29 (2.56%) Excel Developer
15 29 (2.56%) Financial Analyst
16 24 (2.12%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (6.88%) .NET
2 32 (2.82%) XML
3 30 (2.65%) HTML
4 28 (2.47%) Web Services
5 25 (2.21%) WinForms
6 20 (1.77%) CSS
7 18 (1.59%) WPF
8 17 (1.50%) MDX
9 16 (1.41%) ASP.NET
10 13 (1.15%) AngularJS
11 12 (1.06%) .NET Framework
12 11 (0.97%) jQuery
13 10 (0.88%) React
14 9 (0.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 8 (0.71%) JSON
16 6 (0.53%) EDIFACT
16 6 (0.53%) Kafka
16 6 (0.53%) Node.js
17 5 (0.44%) D3.js
17 5 (0.44%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 253 (22.33%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 42 (3.71%) Self-Motivation
4 27 (2.38%) Derivative
5 17 (1.50%) Analytical Mindset
6 16 (1.41%) Data Structures
7 15 (1.32%) Algorithms
7 15 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 14 (1.24%) Equities
8 14 (1.24%) NHS
9 13 (1.15%) Virtual Team
10 11 (0.97%) Fixed Income
10 11 (0.97%) Public Cloud
10 11 (0.97%) User Experience
11 10 (0.88%) PMI
12 9 (0.79%) FMCG
12 9 (0.79%) Hedge funds
12 9 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
12 9 (0.79%) Wiki
13 8 (0.71%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 130 (11.47%) Windows
2 83 (7.33%) Windows 10
3 41 (3.62%) Apple iOS
4 26 (2.29%) Linux
5 17 (1.50%) Windows Server
6 15 (1.32%) Windows 7
7 14 (1.24%) Unix
8 9 (0.79%) Android
9 7 (0.62%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.44%) Mac OS
10 5 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.35%) CentOS
11 4 (0.35%) Debian
11 4 (0.35%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.26%) SUSE
12 3 (0.26%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.088%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (19.77%) Business Intelligence
2 192 (16.95%) Agile Software Development
3 167 (14.74%) Project Management
4 166 (14.65%) Data Analysis
5 134 (11.83%) Problem-Solving
6 129 (11.39%) Analytics
7 112 (9.89%) Visualisation
8 104 (9.18%) ETL
8 104 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
9 102 (9.00%) Migration
10 83 (7.33%) Change Management
11 78 (6.88%) Scrum
12 73 (6.44%) PRINCE2
13 65 (5.74%) Data Visualisation
14 62 (5.47%) Business Analysis
15 55 (4.85%) Decision-Making
15 55 (4.85%) DevOps
16 52 (4.59%) Project Delivery
16 52 (4.59%) Risk Management
17 48 (4.24%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 381 (33.63%) SQL
2 197 (17.39%) VBA
3 92 (8.12%) Python
4 81 (7.15%) C#
5 64 (5.65%) T-SQL
6 56 (4.94%) PowerShell
7 35 (3.09%) R
7 35 (3.09%) VB
8 34 (3.00%) C++
8 34 (3.00%) JavaScript
9 27 (2.38%) PL/SQL
10 25 (2.21%) VB.NET
11 21 (1.85%) Java
12 15 (1.32%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 14 (1.24%) C
14 12 (1.06%) Scala
15 10 (0.88%) MATLAB
16 7 (0.62%) Clojure
17 6 (0.53%) Bash Shell
17 6 (0.53%) Perl
Qualifications
1 126 (11.12%) Degree
2 74 (6.53%) Security Cleared
3 62 (5.47%) SC Cleared
4 31 (2.74%) PMI Certification
5 23 (2.03%) PMP
6 8 (0.71%) APMP
6 8 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (0.62%) CCNA
7 7 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (0.53%) A+ Certification
8 6 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (0.53%) ISTQB
9 5 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.44%) CTC Cleared
9 5 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (0.44%) MBA
9 5 (0.44%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 4 (0.35%) CCNP
10 4 (0.35%) Dell Certification
10 4 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (7.33%) PMO
2 51 (4.50%) Data Quality
3 48 (4.24%) QA
4 32 (2.82%) SLA
5 20 (1.77%) GDPR
6 13 (1.15%) IFRS
7 8 (0.71%) Solvency II
8 7 (0.62%) MiFID
9 5 (0.44%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 4 (0.35%) NIST
10 4 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.26%) CRD IV
12 2 (0.18%) COREP
12 2 (0.18%) IFRS 9
12 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
13 1 (0.088%) COBIT
13 1 (0.088%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.088%) HL7
13 1 (0.088%) WCAG
System Software
1 20 (1.77%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.53%) HDFS
2 6 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.18%) Firmware
5 1 (0.088%) Docker
5 1 (0.088%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.088%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.088%) vSphere
5 1 (0.088%) XenApp
5 1 (0.088%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (0.97%) Puppet
2 9 (0.79%) Control-M
2 9 (0.79%) SCCM
3 7 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.53%) Hadoop YARN
5 4 (0.35%) Salt
5 4 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.18%) CSIRT
7 2 (0.18%) QRadar
8 1 (0.088%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.088%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.088%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.088%) HP Fortify
8 1 (0.088%) SCOM
8 1 (0.088%) Stealthwatch
8 1 (0.088%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.088%) WSUS
Vendors
1 414 (36.54%) Microsoft
2 120 (10.59%) Tableau
3 91 (8.03%) Oracle
4 60 (5.30%) SAP
5 58 (5.12%) Google
6 26 (2.29%) Adobe
6 26 (2.29%) Salesforce.com
7 25 (2.21%) Dell
8 19 (1.68%) Cognos
8 19 (1.68%) IBM
9 18 (1.59%) Cloudera
9 18 (1.59%) HP
10 17 (1.50%) Remedy
11 15 (1.32%) ServiceNow
12 14 (1.24%) Alteryx
12 14 (1.24%) Cisco
12 14 (1.24%) Citrix
13 12 (1.06%) Informatica
13 12 (1.06%) VMware
14 11 (0.97%) Ariba