Period
to 17 January 2021

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 17 January 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
England > London
6 months to
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 108 70 76
Rank change year-on-year -38 +6 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 436 957 1,543
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.53% 3.16% 3.47%
As % of the Applications category 41.05% 41.23% 43.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 669 1,079
Median daily rate £375 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £160 £186 £200
90th Percentile £593 £613 £625
England median daily rate £360 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -4.00% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 51 49
Median hourly rate £26.65 £19.00 £19.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.26% -4.28% -6.48%
10th Percentile £20.00 £11.50 £11.24
90th Percentile £37.25 £29.96 £47.09
England median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +10.53% +8.57% -7.89%

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 1,062 2,321 3,529
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 6.17% 7.66% 7.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 709 1,610 2,381
Median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £180 £155 £156
90th Percentile £588 £588 £598
England median daily rate £372 £358 £375
% change year-on-year +3.65% -4.42% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 113 141
Median hourly rate £26.11 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.63% -1.58% -5.00%
10th Percentile £12.76 £12.44 £12.75
90th Percentile £51.75 £32.69 £47.00
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% +9.38% +3.23%

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Excel in London

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Excel in London.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Excel in London

Microsoft Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Excel in London over the 6 months to 17 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in London

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Excel in London.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft Excel in London

Microsoft Excel
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft Excel in London over the 6 months to 17 January 2021.

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 17 January 2021. 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 +1 69 £375 -15.49% 24
West London +9 23 £146 -58.29% 8
South London +38 10 £350 - 4
East London +33 10 £315 -40.57% 5
North London +15 6 £373 -50.33% 1
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 London region with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 161 (36.93%) Microsoft
2 160 (36.70%) Finance
3 124 (28.44%) SQL
4 122 (27.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 101 (23.17%) Analytical Skills
6 84 (19.27%) Microsoft Office
7 82 (18.81%) Project Management
8 70 (16.06%) VBA
9 68 (15.60%) Power Platform
10 66 (15.14%) Power BI
11 65 (14.91%) Business Intelligence
12 64 (14.68%) Analytics
13 63 (14.45%) Banking
14 59 (13.53%) Data Analysis
15 55 (12.61%) Agile Software Development
16 53 (12.16%) Problem-Solving
17 48 (11.01%) Python
18 46 (10.55%) SharePoint
18 46 (10.55%) MS Visio
19 45 (10.32%) SQL Server
20 44 (10.09%) Degree
21 42 (9.63%) Stakeholder Management
22 39 (8.94%) Change Management
22 39 (8.94%) Windows
23 36 (8.26%) Migration
24 35 (8.03%) Management Information System
25 33 (7.57%) Oracle
25 33 (7.57%) Visualisation
25 33 (7.57%) Azure
26 31 (7.11%) Public Sector

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 46 (10.55%) SharePoint
2 18 (4.13%) Confluence
3 11 (2.52%) SAS
4 7 (1.61%) CMS
5 4 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.69%) Alfresco
6 3 (0.69%) Documentum
6 3 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (0.69%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.46%) Apache
7 2 (0.46%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.46%) JBoss
7 2 (0.46%) Jetty
7 2 (0.46%) Jupyter
7 2 (0.46%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle Self-Service HR
7 2 (0.46%) Red Hat Fuse
7 2 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.46%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.46%) WebLogic
Applications
1 122 (27.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 84 (19.27%) Microsoft Office
3 46 (10.55%) MS Visio
4 29 (6.65%) Spreadsheet
5 27 (6.19%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.92%) SPSS
7 2 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.46%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.46%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.46%) Revit
8 1 (0.23%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.23%) Blender
8 1 (0.23%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.23%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.23%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 3 (0.69%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.46%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.46%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.46%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.23%) HFM
3 1 (0.23%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.23%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 1 (0.23%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (0.23%) Primavera
3 1 (0.23%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.23%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.23%) ScheduALL
3 1 (0.23%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.23%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 68 (15.60%) Power Platform
2 33 (7.57%) Azure
3 17 (3.90%) AWS
4 16 (3.67%) Office 365
5 9 (2.06%) Google Analytics
6 7 (1.61%) PowerApps
7 6 (1.38%) AWS Lambda
7 6 (1.38%) GCP
7 6 (1.38%) Serverless
8 5 (1.15%) Azure Functions
8 5 (1.15%) Power Automate
8 5 (1.15%) SaaS
9 4 (0.92%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.92%) Google Docs
10 3 (0.69%) G Suite
10 3 (0.69%) Google Sheets
10 3 (0.69%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.69%) Smartsheet
10 3 (0.69%) SuccessFactors
11 2 (0.46%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.52%) Firewall
2 10 (2.29%) Network Security
2 10 (2.29%) TCP/IP
3 7 (1.61%) Broadband
3 7 (1.61%) Wireshark
4 6 (1.38%) DHCP
4 6 (1.38%) DNS
5 5 (1.15%) Intranet
6 4 (0.92%) Skype
6 4 (0.92%) VPN
7 3 (0.69%) Internet
8 2 (0.46%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (0.46%) HTTP
8 2 (0.46%) SSH
8 2 (0.46%) VoIP
9 1 (0.23%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.23%) LAN
9 1 (0.23%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.23%) WAN
9 1 (0.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (15.14%) Power BI
2 45 (10.32%) SQL Server
3 29 (6.65%) Tableau
4 18 (4.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (2.98%) MS Access
5 13 (2.98%) QlikView
6 11 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (2.29%) BigQuery
8 9 (2.06%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.38%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.15%) MySQL
10 5 (1.15%) Spotfire
10 5 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.92%) Apache Hive
11 4 (0.92%) Data Mining
11 4 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.92%) PowerPivot
12 3 (0.69%) Big Data
12 3 (0.69%) HBase
Development Applications
1 23 (5.28%) JIRA
2 7 (1.61%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.38%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (0.69%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.69%) RStudio
6 2 (0.46%) Ant
6 2 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.46%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.46%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.46%) FishEye
6 2 (0.46%) Gradle
6 2 (0.46%) Hudson
6 2 (0.46%) Leiningen
6 2 (0.46%) Maven
6 2 (0.46%) Mercurial
6 2 (0.46%) Poseidon for UML
6 2 (0.46%) Selenium
6 2 (0.46%) Subversion
6 2 (0.46%) Vagrant
General
1 160 (36.70%) Finance
2 63 (14.45%) Banking
3 31 (7.11%) Public Sector
4 27 (6.19%) Front Office
5 20 (4.59%) Investment Banking
6 19 (4.36%) Legal
7 18 (4.13%) Marketing
8 17 (3.90%) Retail
9 12 (2.75%) Law
9 12 (2.75%) Telecoms
10 9 (2.06%) Local Government
11 8 (1.83%) Financial Institution
12 6 (1.38%) Advertising
12 6 (1.38%) German Language
12 6 (1.38%) Publishing
13 5 (1.15%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.92%) Private Banking
14 4 (0.92%) Spanish Language
15 3 (0.69%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 187 (42.89%) Analyst
2 62 (14.22%) Developer
3 53 (12.16%) Data Analyst
4 51 (11.70%) Business Analyst
5 27 (6.19%) Project Manager
6 22 (5.05%) Consultant
7 17 (3.90%) VBA Developer
8 14 (3.21%) Excel Developer
9 12 (2.75%) Excel Analyst
9 12 (2.75%) Insight Analyst
10 11 (2.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 11 (2.52%) Senior Analyst
10 11 (2.52%) Systems Analyst
11 10 (2.29%) C# Developer
11 10 (2.29%) Project Analyst
12 9 (2.06%) Administrator
12 9 (2.06%) Excel VBA Developer
12 9 (2.06%) Information Analyst
12 9 (2.06%) IT Manager
12 9 (2.06%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.44%) .NET
2 13 (2.98%) HTML
2 13 (2.98%) XML
3 7 (1.61%) CSS
3 7 (1.61%) React
4 6 (1.38%) WinForms
5 5 (1.15%) HTML5
5 5 (1.15%) WPF
6 4 (0.92%) .NET Framework
6 4 (0.92%) AngularJS
6 4 (0.92%) JSON
7 3 (0.69%) Web Services
7 3 (0.69%) XSLT
8 2 (0.46%) Hibernate
8 2 (0.46%) JMS
8 2 (0.46%) Middleware
8 2 (0.46%) MSMQ
8 2 (0.46%) Spring
8 2 (0.46%) STL
8 2 (0.46%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 101 (23.17%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (8.03%) Management Information System
3 19 (4.36%) Self-Motivation
4 17 (3.90%) NHS
5 16 (3.67%) Fixed Income
6 13 (2.98%) User Experience
7 12 (2.75%) Derivative
8 10 (2.29%) FMCG
9 7 (1.61%) Cybercrime
9 7 (1.61%) Data Structures
10 6 (1.38%) Virtual Team
11 5 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (0.92%) Analytical Mindset
12 4 (0.92%) CMDB
12 4 (0.92%) Equities
12 4 (0.92%) Smartphone
13 3 (0.69%) Algorithms
13 3 (0.69%) Data Centre
13 3 (0.69%) OTC Derivatives
13 3 (0.69%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 39 (8.94%) Windows
2 16 (3.67%) Linux
3 13 (2.98%) Unix
4 11 (2.52%) Windows 10
5 5 (1.15%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.92%) Ubuntu
6 4 (0.92%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.46%) Android
7 2 (0.46%) CentOS
7 2 (0.46%) Debian
7 2 (0.46%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.46%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.46%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (18.81%) Project Management
2 65 (14.91%) Business Intelligence
3 64 (14.68%) Analytics
4 59 (13.53%) Data Analysis
5 55 (12.61%) Agile Software Development
6 53 (12.16%) Problem-Solving
7 42 (9.63%) Stakeholder Management
8 39 (8.94%) Change Management
9 36 (8.26%) Migration
10 33 (7.57%) Visualisation
11 29 (6.65%) PRINCE2
12 26 (5.96%) Requirements Gathering
13 25 (5.73%) ETL
14 24 (5.50%) Asset Management
14 24 (5.50%) Decision-Making
15 23 (5.28%) Business Analysis
15 23 (5.28%) Risk Management
16 22 (5.05%) Data Modelling
17 20 (4.59%) Time Management
18 19 (4.36%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 124 (28.44%) SQL
2 70 (16.06%) VBA
3 48 (11.01%) Python
4 27 (6.19%) VB
5 21 (4.82%) PowerShell
6 18 (4.13%) JavaScript
6 18 (4.13%) R
7 17 (3.90%) C#
8 14 (3.21%) C++
9 11 (2.52%) Java
10 9 (2.06%) PL/SQL
11 8 (1.83%) VBScript
12 7 (1.61%) T-SQL
13 6 (1.38%) C
13 6 (1.38%) VB.NET
14 5 (1.15%) Perl
14 5 (1.15%) Scala
14 5 (1.15%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.69%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.69%) HiveQL
Qualifications
1 44 (10.09%) Degree
2 31 (7.11%) Security Cleared
3 23 (5.28%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.61%) PMI Certification
4 7 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 6 (1.38%) PMP
5 6 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (1.15%) ACCA
7 4 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.92%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.69%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (0.69%) Postgraduate
9 2 (0.46%) BICSI Certification
9 2 (0.46%) BICSI RCDD
9 2 (0.46%) CIMA
9 2 (0.46%) ISEB
9 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.23%) AAT
10 1 (0.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (6.88%) PMO
2 22 (5.05%) Data Quality
3 19 (4.36%) QA
4 8 (1.83%) GDPR
5 7 (1.61%) EMIR
5 7 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 17025
5 7 (1.61%) MiFID
6 4 (0.92%) COREP
6 4 (0.92%) SLA
7 3 (0.69%) CRD IV
8 2 (0.46%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.46%) IFRS
9 1 (0.23%) Basel III
9 1 (0.23%) FINREP
9 1 (0.23%) GAAP
9 1 (0.23%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.23%) ISO 31000
9 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.23%) NIST
9 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (3.21%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.92%) HDFS
4 2 (0.46%) Docker
5 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.23%) XenApp
5 1 (0.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (1.61%) EnCase
2 5 (1.15%) SCCM
3 3 (0.69%) Puppet
4 2 (0.46%) Jamf Pro
4 2 (0.46%) Mesos
4 2 (0.46%) Salt
4 2 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.23%) Ansible
5 1 (0.23%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.23%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 161 (36.93%) Microsoft
2 33 (7.57%) Oracle
3 17 (3.90%) Google
4 16 (3.67%) SAP
5 14 (3.21%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (2.29%) Informatica
7 8 (1.83%) VMware
8 7 (1.61%) Alteryx
9 6 (1.38%) Citrix
10 5 (1.15%) Adobe
10 5 (1.15%) Workday
11 4 (0.92%) Apple
11 4 (0.92%) Capita
11 4 (0.92%) Red Hat
11 4 (0.92%) Sage
11 4 (0.92%) ServiceNow
12 3 (0.69%) Bloomberg
12 3 (0.69%) Hyperion
12 3 (0.69%) Mapinfo
12 3 (0.69%) Sitecore