Period
to 15 April 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 15 April 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
15 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 117 69 75
Rank change year-on-year -48 +6 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 508 791 1,414
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.32% 3.27% 3.33%
As % of the Applications category 38.57% 43.87% 42.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 540 974
10th Percentile £195 £160 £185
25th Percentile £294 £251 £290
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £413 £400
Median % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -4.31%
75th Percentile £520 £541 £525
90th Percentile £612 £638 £600
England median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 39 49
10th Percentile £18.60 £13.30 £11.25
25th Percentile £20.38 £16.88 £15.50
Median hourly rate £26.65 £19.94 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +33.65% -5.05% -10.64%
75th Percentile £37.25 £25.58 £43.75
90th Percentile £49.18 £34.87 £47.17
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.11 £17.50
% change year-on-year -0.55% +14.91% -4.33%

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 1,317 1,803 3,363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 6.02% 7.45% 7.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 842 1,257 2,251
10th Percentile £225 £160 £158
25th Percentile £338 £250 £256
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £430 £400 £400
Median % change year-on-year +7.50% - -
75th Percentile £538 £500 £506
90th Percentile £613 £600 £600
England median daily rate £400 £360 £375
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 90 124
10th Percentile £13.65 £12.42 £12.50
25th Percentile £17.77 £14.50 £14.69
Median hourly rate £26.44 £19.00 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year +39.13% - -7.59%
75th Percentile £37.25 £26.50 £25.13
90th Percentile £51.13 £40.62 £47.09
England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% +9.38% -

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 15 April 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 15 April 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 15 April 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 -21 72 £425 -10.53% 35
West London -16 16 £269 +43.33% 12
South London +40 11 £388 +16.54% 5
East London +22 11 £650 +116.67% 6
North London +4 3 £373 -29.05% 2
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 15 April 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.

1 209 (41.14%) Finance
2 178 (35.04%) Microsoft
3 167 (32.87%) SQL
4 153 (30.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 113 (22.24%) Analytical Skills
6 105 (20.67%) Microsoft Office
7 91 (17.91%) Business Intelligence
8 90 (17.72%) VBA
9 89 (17.52%) Data Analysis
10 86 (16.93%) Analytics
11 84 (16.54%) Project Management
12 83 (16.34%) Power Platform
13 79 (15.55%) Power BI
14 74 (14.57%) Agile Software Development
15 69 (13.58%) Degree
16 67 (13.19%) Banking
16 67 (13.19%) MS Visio
17 65 (12.80%) Problem-Solving
18 58 (11.42%) Stakeholder Management
19 56 (11.02%) SharePoint
20 50 (9.84%) Python
21 49 (9.65%) SQL Server
22 46 (9.06%) Tableau
23 45 (8.86%) Migration
24 43 (8.46%) Data Modelling
25 42 (8.27%) Visualisation
26 39 (7.68%) Windows
26 39 (7.68%) QA
27 38 (7.48%) Oracle
27 38 (7.48%) Front Office

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 56 (11.02%) SharePoint
2 23 (4.53%) Confluence
3 11 (2.17%) SAS
4 8 (1.57%) Jupyter
5 7 (1.38%) Skype for Business
6 4 (0.79%) Moodle
7 3 (0.59%) Apache
7 3 (0.59%) CMS
7 3 (0.59%) Mule
8 2 (0.39%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.20%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.20%) Documentum
9 1 (0.20%) IIS
9 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 153 (30.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 105 (20.67%) Microsoft Office
3 67 (13.19%) MS Visio
4 37 (7.28%) Spreadsheet
5 34 (6.69%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (1.38%) AutoCAD
7 5 (0.98%) Revit
8 4 (0.79%) Camtasia
8 4 (0.79%) SPSS
9 1 (0.20%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.20%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.79%) thinkFolio
2 3 (0.59%) Cerner Millennium
2 3 (0.59%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (0.59%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.39%) CA PPM
3 2 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.39%) Eagle PACE
3 2 (0.39%) LatentZero
3 2 (0.39%) LongView
3 2 (0.39%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.20%) Cognos Controller
4 1 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.20%) HFM
4 1 (0.20%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 1 (0.20%) Loan IQ
4 1 (0.20%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 83 (16.34%) Power Platform
2 37 (7.28%) Azure
3 27 (5.31%) Microsoft 365
4 21 (4.13%) AWS
5 10 (1.97%) Google Analytics
5 10 (1.97%) PowerApps
6 9 (1.77%) GCP
6 9 (1.77%) Power Automate
7 8 (1.57%) SaaS
8 7 (1.38%) Google Sheets
8 7 (1.38%) SuccessFactors
9 5 (0.98%) Adobe Analytics
10 4 (0.79%) Lucidchart
11 3 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.59%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.59%) PaaS
11 3 (0.59%) Serverless
12 2 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.39%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.57%) Firewall
1 8 (1.57%) LAN
1 8 (1.57%) TCP/IP
2 7 (1.38%) DNS
2 7 (1.38%) Skype
2 7 (1.38%) WAN
3 6 (1.18%) DHCP
3 6 (1.18%) Network Security
4 5 (0.98%) Internet
4 5 (0.98%) Wireshark
5 3 (0.59%) HTTP
5 3 (0.59%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.39%) Broadband
6 2 (0.39%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (0.39%) FTP
6 2 (0.39%) Intranet
6 2 (0.39%) MPLS
6 2 (0.39%) VLAN
6 2 (0.39%) VoIP
6 2 (0.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (15.55%) Power BI
2 49 (9.65%) SQL Server
3 46 (9.06%) Tableau
4 25 (4.92%) Relational Database
5 20 (3.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 19 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (2.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (2.56%) MS Access
9 12 (2.36%) BigQuery
9 12 (2.36%) QlikView
10 8 (1.57%) Data Mining
11 6 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
11 6 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (0.98%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.79%) Apache Hive
13 4 (0.79%) Big Data
13 4 (0.79%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.79%) MySQL
13 4 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (0.79%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 34 (6.69%) JIRA
2 9 (1.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 6 (1.18%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.98%) ERwin
4 5 (0.98%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.79%) Toad
6 3 (0.59%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.59%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.39%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.39%) JMeter
7 2 (0.39%) LSMW
7 2 (0.39%) Postman
7 2 (0.39%) PowerBuilder
7 2 (0.39%) REST Assured
8 1 (0.20%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.20%) PowerDesigner
8 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 209 (41.14%) Finance
2 67 (13.19%) Banking
3 38 (7.48%) Front Office
4 31 (6.10%) Legal
5 27 (5.31%) Marketing
6 24 (4.72%) Public Sector
7 23 (4.53%) Retail
8 20 (3.94%) Investment Banking
9 14 (2.76%) Telecoms
10 12 (2.36%) Law
11 10 (1.97%) Financial Institution
12 9 (1.77%) Publishing
13 8 (1.57%) Advertising
14 5 (0.98%) Billing
14 5 (0.98%) Local Government
14 5 (0.98%) Private Banking
15 4 (0.79%) Games
15 4 (0.79%) German Language
15 4 (0.79%) Spanish Language
16 3 (0.59%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 229 (45.08%) Analyst
2 72 (14.17%) Business Analyst
3 70 (13.78%) Developer
4 68 (13.39%) Data Analyst
5 27 (5.31%) Project Manager
6 19 (3.74%) Consultant
6 19 (3.74%) Excel Analyst
7 16 (3.15%) Report Analyst
7 16 (3.15%) VBA Developer
8 15 (2.95%) Senior Analyst
9 13 (2.56%) C# Developer
10 12 (2.36%) Excel Developer
10 12 (2.36%) Project Analyst
10 12 (2.36%) SQL Developer
11 11 (2.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 11 (2.17%) Information Analyst
11 11 (2.17%) Junior
12 10 (1.97%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 10 (1.97%) Data Business Analyst
13 9 (1.77%) HR Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.94%) .NET
2 14 (2.76%) XML
3 7 (1.38%) HTML
3 7 (1.38%) WinForms
4 6 (1.18%) NumPy
4 6 (1.18%) Pandas
5 5 (0.98%) .NET Framework
5 5 (0.98%) MDX
5 5 (0.98%) scikit-learn
5 5 (0.98%) SciPy
5 5 (0.98%) WPF
6 4 (0.79%) RESTful
7 3 (0.59%) CSS
7 3 (0.59%) Middleware
7 3 (0.59%) Web Services
8 2 (0.39%) EDI
8 2 (0.39%) Flash
8 2 (0.39%) JSON
8 2 (0.39%) OAuth
8 2 (0.39%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 113 (22.24%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (7.48%) Management Information System
3 21 (4.13%) Fixed Income
4 18 (3.54%) NHS
4 18 (3.54%) Self-Motivation
5 17 (3.35%) Derivative
6 14 (2.76%) User Experience
7 12 (2.36%) Equities
7 12 (2.36%) Reinsurance
8 10 (1.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 9 (1.77%) Data Centre
10 8 (1.57%) Data Structures
11 7 (1.38%) Credit Risk
11 7 (1.38%) FMCG
12 6 (1.18%) Data Protection Act
12 6 (1.18%) Social Media
13 5 (0.98%) Algorithms
13 5 (0.98%) Market Risk
13 5 (0.98%) Reference Data
13 5 (0.98%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 39 (7.68%) Windows
2 14 (2.76%) Linux
3 12 (2.36%) Unix
4 10 (1.97%) Windows 10
5 4 (0.79%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.79%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.39%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.39%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.39%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.20%) AIX
7 1 (0.20%) SUSE
7 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (17.91%) Business Intelligence
2 89 (17.52%) Data Analysis
3 86 (16.93%) Analytics
4 84 (16.54%) Project Management
5 74 (14.57%) Agile Software Development
6 65 (12.80%) Problem-Solving
7 58 (11.42%) Stakeholder Management
8 45 (8.86%) Migration
9 43 (8.46%) Data Modelling
10 42 (8.27%) Visualisation
11 38 (7.48%) Change Management
12 37 (7.28%) Decision-Making
13 32 (6.30%) Data Management
14 31 (6.10%) Requirements Gathering
15 30 (5.91%) Risk Management
16 29 (5.71%) Business Analysis
17 26 (5.12%) ETL
18 24 (4.72%) Data Science
18 24 (4.72%) PRINCE2
19 23 (4.53%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 167 (32.87%) SQL
2 90 (17.72%) VBA
3 50 (9.84%) Python
4 28 (5.51%) VB
5 27 (5.31%) C#
6 24 (4.72%) PowerShell
7 17 (3.35%) Java
8 16 (3.15%) R
9 11 (2.17%) PL/SQL
10 10 (1.97%) C++
11 9 (1.77%) JavaScript
12 8 (1.57%) C
13 6 (1.18%) T-SQL
13 6 (1.18%) VBScript
14 5 (0.98%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.79%) Perl
16 3 (0.59%) HiveQL
16 3 (0.59%) Scala
16 3 (0.59%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.39%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 69 (13.58%) Degree
2 31 (6.10%) Security Cleared
3 26 (5.12%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.57%) PMI Certification
5 7 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (1.18%) Numerate Degree
6 6 (1.18%) PMP
6 6 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (0.98%) BICSI Certification
7 5 (0.98%) BICSI RCDD
7 5 (0.98%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.79%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.59%) ACCA
9 3 (0.59%) CCNA
9 3 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.39%) CFA
10 2 (0.39%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (7.68%) QA
2 36 (7.09%) PMO
3 34 (6.69%) Data Quality
4 10 (1.97%) GDPR
5 8 (1.57%) MiFID
6 7 (1.38%) EMIR
6 7 (1.38%) SLA
7 5 (0.98%) Basel III
8 4 (0.79%) COREP
8 4 (0.79%) Dodd-Frank
8 4 (0.79%) IFRS
8 4 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 17025
9 3 (0.59%) CRD IV
10 2 (0.39%) Basel II
10 2 (0.39%) ITGC
11 1 (0.20%) GAAP
11 1 (0.20%) GRC
11 1 (0.20%) NIST
11 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.20%) Solvency II
System Software
1 14 (2.76%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.79%) HDFS
4 1 (0.20%) Docker
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.20%) XenApp
4 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (1.18%) SCCM
2 4 (0.79%) EnCase
2 4 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.39%) Control-M
3 2 (0.39%) Jamf Pro
3 2 (0.39%) Mesos
4 1 (0.20%) Ansible
4 1 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.20%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.20%) Puppet
4 1 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 178 (35.04%) Microsoft
2 38 (7.48%) Oracle
3 22 (4.33%) Google
4 20 (3.94%) Salesforce.com
4 20 (3.94%) SAP
5 11 (2.17%) Adobe
5 11 (2.17%) Alteryx
6 10 (1.97%) Informatica
7 7 (1.38%) IBM
8 6 (1.18%) ServiceNow
8 6 (1.18%) VMware
9 5 (0.98%) Cisco
9 5 (0.98%) Citrix
9 5 (0.98%) Dataiku
10 4 (0.79%) Blackboard
10 4 (0.79%) Hyperion
10 4 (0.79%) MuleSoft
10 4 (0.79%) Splunk
10 4 (0.79%) Talend
10 4 (0.79%) Workday