Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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.

Microsoft Excel
England > London
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 57 41
Rank change year-on-year -9 -16 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 1690 1752 2079
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.66% 3.90% 4.42%
As % of the Applications category 43.60% 42.88% 43.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1155 1191 1437
London median daily rate £420 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £185 £181 £191
90th Percentile £638 £550 £600
England median daily rate £369 £350 £368
% change year-on-year +5.36% -4.96% +5.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 60 65
London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +8.11% +5.41%
10th Percentile £13.33 £11.90 £10.44
90th Percentile £57.50 £50.00 £43.00
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year +6.44% +11.56% -

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 3876 4086 4779
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 8.39% 9.10% 10.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2670 2691 3200
London median daily rate £389 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.67% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £156 £163 £159
90th Percentile £607 £550 £588
England median daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +1.43% - +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 170 236
London median hourly rate £20.50 £16.58 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.66% -2.49% +9.64%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.49 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.98 £40.82 £33.38
England median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year -6.06% +4.76% +5.00%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 +5 310 £425 +6.25% 33
West London -20 74 £268 -10.67% 11
East London -8 49 £275 -15.38% 13
South London -25 47 £200 -33.33% 3
North London -13 2 - - 3
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Excel 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 London region with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 612 (36.21%) Finance
2 583 (34.50%) Microsoft
3 516 (30.53%) SQL
3 516 (30.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 434 (25.68%) VBA
5 412 (24.38%) Microsoft Office
6 354 (20.95%) Analytical Skills
7 327 (19.35%) Banking
8 295 (17.46%) Project Management
9 274 (16.21%) Agile Software Development
10 240 (14.20%) SQL Server
11 212 (12.54%) C#
11 212 (12.54%) MS Visio
12 201 (11.89%) Windows
13 193 (11.42%) Data Analysis
14 186 (11.01%) Business Intelligence
15 185 (10.95%) Stakeholder Management
16 183 (10.83%) Front Office
16 183 (10.83%) Analytics
17 182 (10.77%) Degree
18 169 (10.00%) Microsoft Project
19 164 (9.70%) .NET
20 161 (9.53%) SharePoint
21 158 (9.35%) PMO
22 131 (7.75%) PRINCE2
23 126 (7.46%) Oracle
24 125 (7.40%) Investment Banking
25 119 (7.04%) Python
26 116 (6.86%) Migration
27 113 (6.69%) Risk 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
1 161 (9.53%) SharePoint
2 47 (2.78%) SAS
3 31 (1.83%) CMS
4 20 (1.18%) Confluence
5 18 (1.07%) SharePoint 2013
6 16 (0.95%) Skype for Business
7 14 (0.83%) MS Exchange
8 12 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
9 9 (0.53%) IBM Notes
9 9 (0.53%) IIS
10 8 (0.47%) Apache
11 6 (0.36%) MS Project Server
12 5 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.24%) nginx
13 4 (0.24%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.18%) JBoss
14 3 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
15 2 (0.12%) Documentum
15 2 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2007
15 2 (0.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 516 (30.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 412 (24.38%) Microsoft Office
3 212 (12.54%) MS Visio
4 169 (10.00%) Microsoft Project
5 109 (6.45%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (0.71%) Photoshop
7 10 (0.59%) SPSS
8 8 (0.47%) InfoPath
9 6 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.30%) Stata
11 4 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 4 (0.24%) InDesign
12 3 (0.18%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.059%) Doxygen
13 1 (0.059%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 30 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.89%) Markit EDM
3 7 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.36%) Kondor
4 6 (0.36%) Unit4 Business World
4 6 (0.36%) WebTrends
5 5 (0.30%) Temenos Globus
6 4 (0.24%) RMDS
6 4 (0.24%) Temenos T24
7 3 (0.18%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 3 (0.18%) CA PPM
7 3 (0.18%) Eagle PACE
7 3 (0.18%) Maximo
7 3 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.18%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.18%) Summit
8 2 (0.12%) Magento
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.12%) Orchestrade
8 2 (0.12%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 59 (3.49%) Office 365
2 26 (1.54%) Google Analytics
3 22 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (0.83%) Adobe Analytics
5 13 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
6 12 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
6 12 (0.71%) G Suite
7 11 (0.65%) SaaS
8 8 (0.47%) Google Drive
9 6 (0.36%) Google Tag Manager
10 5 (0.30%) AdWords
10 5 (0.30%) IBM Blueworks
10 5 (0.30%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 4 (0.24%) GitHub
11 4 (0.24%) OneDrive
12 3 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 3 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.18%) Slack
12 3 (0.18%) Trello
12 3 (0.18%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 32 (1.89%) WAN
2 29 (1.72%) Internet
2 29 (1.72%) LAN
3 23 (1.36%) TCP/IP
4 18 (1.07%) Skype
5 14 (0.83%) SMS
6 12 (0.71%) Firewall
6 12 (0.71%) VPN
7 10 (0.59%) Cisco IOS
7 10 (0.59%) DNS
8 9 (0.53%) DHCP
9 8 (0.47%) Wireless
9 8 (0.47%) Wireshark
10 7 (0.41%) SSL
11 6 (0.36%) Fibre Channel
11 6 (0.36%) VoIP
12 5 (0.30%) HTTP
12 5 (0.30%) Network Security
12 5 (0.30%) Telepresence
12 5 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (14.20%) SQL Server
2 84 (4.97%) MS Access
3 74 (4.38%) Data Warehouse
3 74 (4.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 72 (4.26%) Power BI
5 71 (4.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 43 (2.54%) Relational Database
7 40 (2.37%) Big Data
7 40 (2.37%) QlikView
8 34 (2.01%) Oracle Database
9 32 (1.89%) BusinessObjects
10 30 (1.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 29 (1.72%) PowerPivot
12 26 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
13 25 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
14 21 (1.24%) OLAP
14 21 (1.24%) Star Schema
15 19 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
15 19 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
16 17 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 68 (4.02%) JIRA
2 22 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (1.07%) Selenium
4 15 (0.89%) Cucumber
5 14 (0.83%) SpecFlow
6 12 (0.71%) Subversion
6 12 (0.71%) Visual Studio
7 10 (0.59%) JMeter
8 7 (0.41%) Maven
9 5 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (0.24%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.24%) LoadRunner
11 3 (0.18%) Ant
11 3 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.18%) HP UFT
11 3 (0.18%) MSI
11 3 (0.18%) MSTest
11 3 (0.18%) NetBeans
11 3 (0.18%) Oracle APEX
12 2 (0.12%) WebDriver
General
1 612 (36.21%) Finance
2 327 (19.35%) Banking
3 183 (10.83%) Front Office
4 125 (7.40%) Investment Banking
5 87 (5.15%) Marketing
6 77 (4.56%) Legal
7 55 (3.25%) Retail
8 44 (2.60%) Telecoms
9 32 (1.89%) Advertising
10 29 (1.72%) Back Office
11 26 (1.54%) Law
12 22 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
13 20 (1.18%) Retail Banking
14 17 (1.01%) Financial Institution
15 14 (0.83%) Billing
16 13 (0.77%) French Language
16 13 (0.77%) German Language
17 12 (0.71%) Manufacturing
18 9 (0.53%) Publishing
18 9 (0.53%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 636 (37.63%) Analyst
2 352 (20.83%) Developer
3 179 (10.59%) Business Analyst
4 175 (10.36%) Data Analyst
5 110 (6.51%) Project Manager
6 87 (5.15%) C# Developer
7 86 (5.09%) VBA Developer
8 67 (3.96%) Excel Developer
9 62 (3.67%) SQL Developer
10 56 (3.31%) Consultant
10 56 (3.31%) Excel VBA Developer
10 56 (3.31%) SQL Analyst
11 55 (3.25%) .NET Developer
11 55 (3.25%) Front Office Developer
12 51 (3.02%) Coordinator
12 51 (3.02%) RAD Developer
13 47 (2.78%) Junior
14 41 (2.43%) Administrator
15 40 (2.37%) Report Analyst
16 38 (2.25%) Banking Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (9.70%) .NET
2 86 (5.09%) XML
3 65 (3.85%) HTML
4 46 (2.72%) .NET Framework
5 40 (2.37%) Web Services
6 34 (2.01%) CSS
7 27 (1.60%) REST
8 20 (1.18%) WinForms
9 18 (1.07%) ASP.NET
10 16 (0.95%) MDX
11 15 (0.89%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 15 (0.89%) STL
12 14 (0.83%) jQuery
13 13 (0.77%) COM
13 13 (0.77%) WPF
14 11 (0.65%) Entity Framework
14 11 (0.65%) JSON
14 11 (0.65%) SailPoint
14 11 (0.65%) WCF
15 10 (0.59%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 354 (20.95%) Analytical Skills
2 90 (5.33%) Derivative
2 90 (5.33%) Fixed Income
3 87 (5.15%) Management Information System
4 83 (4.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 43 (2.54%) Computer Science
6 35 (2.07%) Equities
7 32 (1.89%) Data Structures
8 31 (1.83%) Market Risk
9 30 (1.78%) Credit Risk
10 28 (1.66%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 25 (1.48%) NHS
12 22 (1.30%) Hedge funds
13 21 (1.24%) Social Media
13 21 (1.24%) User Experience
14 20 (1.18%) Data Protection Act
15 16 (0.95%) Virtual Team
16 15 (0.89%) Swaptions
17 14 (0.83%) Data Centre
18 12 (0.71%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 201 (11.89%) Windows
2 50 (2.96%) Windows 10
3 47 (2.78%) Windows 7
4 39 (2.31%) Linux
5 36 (2.13%) Unix
6 24 (1.42%) Android
7 23 (1.36%) Windows Server
8 20 (1.18%) Apple iOS
9 10 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.47%) Mac OS
11 7 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.24%) AIX
12 4 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.24%) Solaris
12 4 (0.24%) SUSE
12 4 (0.24%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.18%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.12%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 295 (17.46%) Project Management
2 274 (16.21%) Agile Software Development
3 193 (11.42%) Data Analysis
4 186 (11.01%) Business Intelligence
5 185 (10.95%) Stakeholder Management
6 183 (10.83%) Analytics
7 131 (7.75%) PRINCE2
8 116 (6.86%) Migration
9 113 (6.69%) Risk Management
10 101 (5.98%) Asset Management
11 92 (5.44%) User Acceptance Testing
12 91 (5.38%) Data Modelling
13 90 (5.33%) Change Management
14 84 (4.97%) CRM
15 82 (4.85%) Business Analysis
16 79 (4.67%) Scrum
16 79 (4.67%) Visualisation
17 75 (4.44%) Data Management
18 64 (3.79%) ITIL
18 64 (3.79%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 516 (30.53%) SQL
2 434 (25.68%) VBA
3 212 (12.54%) C#
4 119 (7.04%) Python
5 88 (5.21%) C++
6 72 (4.26%) Java
7 71 (4.20%) VB
8 69 (4.08%) JavaScript
8 69 (4.08%) T-SQL
9 46 (2.72%) VB.NET
10 40 (2.37%) R
11 34 (2.01%) PL/SQL
12 31 (1.83%) PowerShell
13 30 (1.78%) C
14 29 (1.72%) VBScript
15 25 (1.48%) Perl
16 17 (1.01%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 15 (0.89%) AWK
17 15 (0.89%) sed
18 14 (0.83%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 182 (10.77%) Degree
2 94 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 64 (3.79%) SC Cleared
4 25 (1.48%) PMI Certification
5 23 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 16 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
6 16 (0.95%) ISEB
6 16 (0.95%) PMP
7 14 (0.83%) CTC Cleared
8 13 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
8 13 (0.77%) Numerate Degree
9 12 (0.71%) APMP
10 10 (0.59%) ACCA
10 10 (0.59%) CIMA
10 10 (0.59%) DV Cleared
10 10 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 10 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (0.53%) CISSP
11 9 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 158 (9.35%) PMO
2 97 (5.74%) QA
3 77 (4.56%) Data Quality
4 36 (2.13%) GDPR
5 27 (1.60%) MiFID
6 22 (1.30%) SLA
7 10 (0.59%) Basel II
7 10 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 9 (0.53%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 9 (0.53%) Solvency II
9 6 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
9 6 (0.36%) Dodd-Frank
9 6 (0.36%) EMIR
10 4 (0.24%) Basel III
10 4 (0.24%) COSO
10 4 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (0.24%) P3O
11 2 (0.12%) BS7666
11 2 (0.12%) GCP
System Software
1 37 (2.19%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.47%) Hyper-V
3 6 (0.36%) Docker
4 4 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.18%) Cronacle
5 3 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.059%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.059%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 26 (1.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 19 (1.12%) SCCM
3 7 (0.41%) DatAdvantage
4 6 (0.36%) Control-M
4 6 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (0.30%) BladeLogic
6 4 (0.24%) CA Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.18%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.18%) Aspera SmartTrack
7 3 (0.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 3 (0.18%) TeamSite
8 2 (0.12%) Nessus
9 1 (0.059%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.059%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.059%) PaperCut
9 1 (0.059%) RSA Archer
9 1 (0.059%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 583 (34.50%) Microsoft
2 126 (7.46%) Oracle
3 87 (5.15%) Tableau
4 56 (3.31%) SAP
5 49 (2.90%) Google
6 40 (2.37%) Salesforce.com
7 39 (2.31%) Bloomberg
8 34 (2.01%) Citrix
9 32 (1.89%) Cisco
10 31 (1.83%) Reuters
11 28 (1.66%) Adobe
12 26 (1.54%) ServiceNow
13 20 (1.18%) Cognos
14 19 (1.12%) HP
15 15 (0.89%) Charles River
16 14 (0.83%) Greenplum
16 14 (0.83%) Murex
17 13 (0.77%) IBM
17 13 (0.77%) MicroStrategy
18 12 (0.71%) Avaya