Period
to 27 January 2020

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 27 January 2020 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
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 75 75 71
Rank change year-on-year 0 -4 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 925 1,526 1,710
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.11% 3.49% 3.69%
As % of the Applications category 40.78% 43.80% 42.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 622 1,045 1,167
London median daily rate £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £178 £200 £185
90th Percentile £613 £625 £625
England median daily rate £375 £380 £365
% change year-on-year -1.32% +4.11% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 50 52
London median hourly rate £19.47 £19.93 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.28% -7.33% +19.44%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.30 £13.03
90th Percentile £33.88 £47.09 £55.85
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +7.04% -6.58% +5.56%

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 2,268 3,484 3,998
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 7.62% 7.96% 8.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,536 2,305 2,796
London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £155 £156 £151
90th Percentile £588 £588 £600
England median daily rate £360 £375 £351
% change year-on-year -4.00% +6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 143 132
London median hourly rate £19.33 £19.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.71% -7.32% +20.59%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.75 £11.81
90th Percentile £35.00 £47.09 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +3.23% -3.13%

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 27 January 2020.

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 27 January 2020.

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 27 January 2020. 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 -3 196 £400 -5.88% 62
West London -15 58 £350 +16.67% 30
South London -15 19 £340 -28.42% 5
East London +21 14 £530 +46.21% 11
North London +14 2 £750 +200.00% 2
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2020, 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.

1 331 (35.78%) Microsoft
2 327 (35.35%) Finance
3 300 (32.43%) SQL
4 282 (30.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 214 (23.14%) Analytical Skills
6 200 (21.62%) Microsoft Office
7 177 (19.14%) Business Intelligence
8 170 (18.38%) SQL Server
9 164 (17.73%) Agile Software Development
10 154 (16.65%) VBA
11 128 (13.84%) Problem-Solving
12 124 (13.41%) Power Platform
13 123 (13.30%) Power BI
13 123 (13.30%) Project Management
14 118 (12.76%) Data Analysis
15 111 (12.00%) Degree
16 108 (11.68%) Windows
17 99 (10.70%) Stakeholder Management
18 98 (10.59%) Analytics
19 97 (10.49%) Banking
20 95 (10.27%) SharePoint
21 93 (10.05%) Visualisation
22 85 (9.19%) MS Visio
23 83 (8.97%) Tableau
24 80 (8.65%) Migration
25 78 (8.43%) Office 365
26 76 (8.22%) .NET
27 73 (7.89%) Windows 10
28 71 (7.68%) Oracle
29 70 (7.57%) 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 95 (10.27%) SharePoint
2 22 (2.38%) Confluence
3 15 (1.62%) SAS
4 13 (1.41%) Skype for Business
5 12 (1.30%) IIS
6 10 (1.08%) MS Exchange
7 9 (0.97%) Apache Spark
8 6 (0.65%) Jupyter
9 5 (0.54%) CMS
10 3 (0.32%) Apache
10 3 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.11%) Apache Pig
12 1 (0.11%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.11%) Mendix
12 1 (0.11%) Moodle
12 1 (0.11%) Oracle Coherence
12 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 282 (30.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 200 (21.62%) Microsoft Office
3 85 (9.19%) MS Visio
4 65 (7.03%) Microsoft Project
5 37 (4.00%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.65%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.65%) XMetaL
7 5 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.32%) Snagit
8 3 (0.32%) SPSS
9 2 (0.22%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.11%) Camtasia
10 1 (0.11%) InDesign
10 1 (0.11%) InVision
10 1 (0.11%) Sketch
10 1 (0.11%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.11%) Stata
10 1 (0.11%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 12 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.76%) Eloqua
3 6 (0.65%) SAP ERP
3 6 (0.65%) SAP S/4HANA
4 5 (0.54%) Misys Opics
4 5 (0.54%) SAP BPC
4 5 (0.54%) Workfront
5 4 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.43%) HFM
5 4 (0.43%) Infor SunSystems
5 4 (0.43%) Magento
6 3 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.22%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.22%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.22%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 124 (13.41%) Power Platform
2 78 (8.43%) Office 365
3 68 (7.35%) Azure
4 42 (4.54%) AWS
5 15 (1.62%) OneDrive
6 12 (1.30%) AWS Lambda
6 12 (1.30%) Azure Functions
6 12 (1.30%) Google Sheets
6 12 (1.30%) Serverless
7 11 (1.19%) PowerApps
8 10 (1.08%) GCP
9 8 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
10 7 (0.76%) Azure Data Factory
10 7 (0.76%) Google Analytics
11 6 (0.65%) Adobe Analytics
11 6 (0.65%) Amazon Kinesis
11 6 (0.65%) Google Drive
12 5 (0.54%) Amazon EMR
12 5 (0.54%) Microsoft Flow
13 4 (0.43%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.84%) Skype
2 15 (1.62%) LAN
3 12 (1.30%) DNS
4 10 (1.08%) TCP/IP
4 10 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
5 9 (0.97%) WAN
6 8 (0.86%) 4G
6 8 (0.86%) Firewall
7 7 (0.76%) HTTP
7 7 (0.76%) Wireshark
8 6 (0.65%) Internet
8 6 (0.65%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (0.54%) VPN
9 5 (0.54%) Wireless
10 4 (0.43%) DHCP
10 4 (0.43%) SAN
10 4 (0.43%) VoIP
11 3 (0.32%) 5G
11 3 (0.32%) Network Security
11 3 (0.32%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (18.38%) SQL Server
2 123 (13.30%) Power BI
3 52 (5.62%) Data Warehouse
4 51 (5.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 43 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 42 (4.54%) Relational Database
7 35 (3.78%) QlikView
8 33 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 25 (2.70%) MS Access
10 23 (2.49%) Big Data
10 23 (2.49%) Data Mining
11 20 (2.16%) Spotfire
12 17 (1.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 16 (1.73%) PowerPivot
14 15 (1.62%) Crystal Reports
15 13 (1.41%) Oracle Database
16 11 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
17 10 (1.08%) Impala
18 9 (0.97%) Apache Hive
19 8 (0.86%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 43 (4.65%) JIRA
2 10 (1.08%) Git (software)
2 10 (1.08%) Visual Studio
3 9 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (0.32%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.32%) Selenium
6 3 (0.32%) Subversion
6 3 (0.32%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 2 (0.22%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.22%) IBM UrbanCode
7 2 (0.22%) LSMW
7 2 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.22%) Sourcetree
7 2 (0.22%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.22%) webpack
7 2 (0.22%) Zephyr
8 1 (0.11%) AppScan
General
1 327 (35.35%) Finance
2 97 (10.49%) Banking
3 45 (4.86%) Marketing
4 42 (4.54%) Public Sector
5 41 (4.43%) Retail
6 37 (4.00%) Front Office
7 28 (3.03%) Legal
7 28 (3.03%) Telecoms
8 18 (1.95%) Investment Banking
8 18 (1.95%) Law
9 15 (1.62%) German Language
10 14 (1.51%) Billing
10 14 (1.51%) Manufacturing
11 13 (1.41%) Advertising
11 13 (1.41%) Back Office
12 12 (1.30%) Publishing
13 10 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
14 9 (0.97%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.97%) French Language
15 7 (0.76%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 342 (36.97%) Analyst
2 156 (16.86%) Developer
3 140 (15.14%) Data Analyst
4 81 (8.76%) Business Analyst
5 47 (5.08%) Project Manager
6 40 (4.32%) Administrator
7 39 (4.22%) Excel Analyst
8 36 (3.89%) SQL Analyst
9 35 (3.78%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 32 (3.46%) Consultant
10 32 (3.46%) Junior
11 29 (3.14%) .NET Developer
11 29 (3.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 29 (3.14%) C# Developer
11 29 (3.14%) SQL Developer
12 27 (2.92%) Financial Analyst
13 26 (2.81%) Coordinator
14 25 (2.70%) VBA Developer
15 20 (2.16%) SQL Data Analyst
16 19 (2.05%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (8.22%) .NET
2 29 (3.14%) HTML
3 28 (3.03%) XML
4 21 (2.27%) CSS
5 20 (2.16%) ASP.NET
6 16 (1.73%) WinForms
7 15 (1.62%) .NET Core
8 13 (1.41%) React
8 13 (1.41%) Web Services
9 12 (1.30%) AngularJS
9 12 (1.30%) WPF
10 11 (1.19%) .NET Framework
11 10 (1.08%) MDX
12 7 (0.76%) SignalR
13 6 (0.65%) ASP.NET Core
13 6 (0.65%) Kafka
14 4 (0.43%) ASP.NET Web API
14 4 (0.43%) Redux
14 4 (0.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 4 (0.43%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 214 (23.14%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (6.16%) Management Information System
3 39 (4.22%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (1.51%) Data Structures
4 14 (1.51%) Derivative
5 12 (1.30%) Analytical Mindset
5 12 (1.30%) NHS
6 11 (1.19%) Fixed Income
6 11 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 11 (1.19%) Public Cloud
7 10 (1.08%) Hedge funds
7 10 (1.08%) PMI
7 10 (1.08%) Reinsurance
8 8 (0.86%) OTC Derivatives
9 7 (0.76%) Equities
9 7 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (0.76%) Social Media
9 7 (0.76%) Virtual Team
10 6 (0.65%) FMCG
10 6 (0.65%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 108 (11.68%) Windows
2 73 (7.89%) Windows 10
3 30 (3.24%) Apple iOS
4 14 (1.51%) Windows 7
5 13 (1.41%) Windows Server
6 9 (0.97%) Linux
6 9 (0.97%) Unix
7 7 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.65%) Mac OS
8 6 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.22%) Android
9 2 (0.22%) SUSE
9 2 (0.22%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (19.14%) Business Intelligence
2 164 (17.73%) Agile Software Development
3 128 (13.84%) Problem-Solving
4 123 (13.30%) Project Management
5 118 (12.76%) Data Analysis
6 99 (10.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 98 (10.59%) Analytics
8 93 (10.05%) Visualisation
9 80 (8.65%) Migration
10 70 (7.57%) Change Management
11 62 (6.70%) ETL
12 55 (5.95%) Decision-Making
13 53 (5.73%) Scrum
13 53 (5.73%) Validation
14 52 (5.62%) Data Modelling
15 51 (5.51%) PRINCE2
16 45 (4.86%) Business Analysis
16 45 (4.86%) Project Delivery
17 44 (4.76%) Data Visualisation
18 43 (4.65%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 300 (32.43%) SQL
2 154 (16.65%) VBA
3 69 (7.46%) C#
4 67 (7.24%) Python
5 50 (5.41%) T-SQL
6 33 (3.57%) PowerShell
7 31 (3.35%) R
8 20 (2.16%) JavaScript
9 18 (1.95%) C++
9 18 (1.95%) PL/SQL
10 17 (1.84%) VB
11 16 (1.73%) Java
11 16 (1.73%) VB.NET
12 11 (1.19%) MATLAB
13 8 (0.86%) C
14 7 (0.76%) Scala
15 6 (0.65%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 6 (0.65%) XQuery
16 3 (0.32%) ABAP
17 2 (0.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 111 (12.00%) Degree
2 68 (7.35%) Security Cleared
3 59 (6.38%) SC Cleared
4 22 (2.38%) PMI Certification
5 14 (1.51%) PMP
6 12 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (0.76%) CCNA
8 7 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (0.65%) CTC Cleared
10 5 (0.54%) A+ Certification
11 4 (0.43%) ACCA
11 4 (0.43%) APMP
11 4 (0.43%) CIMA
11 4 (0.43%) Dell Certification
11 4 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.43%) MCP
12 3 (0.32%) CCNP
12 3 (0.32%) Master's Degree
12 3 (0.32%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (7.57%) PMO
2 39 (4.22%) QA
3 36 (3.89%) Data Quality
4 31 (3.35%) SLA
5 27 (2.92%) GDPR
6 17 (1.84%) IFRS
7 14 (1.51%) Solvency II
8 5 (0.54%) MiFID
9 3 (0.32%) COREP
9 3 (0.32%) CRD IV
9 3 (0.32%) NIST
10 2 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.11%) Basel III
11 1 (0.11%) HL7
11 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.11%) P3O
11 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 21 (2.27%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.65%) HDFS
3 4 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
3 4 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.22%) Firmware
4 2 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.11%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.11%) vSphere
5 1 (0.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (1.30%) SCCM
2 6 (0.65%) Hadoop YARN
3 5 (0.54%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (0.54%) Control-M
4 4 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.43%) Puppet
5 3 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.22%) NSN NetAct
6 2 (0.22%) SCOM
7 1 (0.11%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.11%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.11%) CSIRT
7 1 (0.11%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.11%) QRadar
7 1 (0.11%) Stealthwatch
7 1 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.11%) Terraform
7 1 (0.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 331 (35.78%) Microsoft
2 83 (8.97%) Tableau
3 71 (7.68%) Oracle
4 41 (4.43%) Google
4 41 (4.43%) SAP
5 30 (3.24%) Adobe
6 25 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
7 21 (2.27%) Dell
8 18 (1.95%) Cognos
9 16 (1.73%) Cisco
10 15 (1.62%) Remedy
11 14 (1.51%) IBM
11 14 (1.51%) ServiceNow
12 13 (1.41%) HP
13 12 (1.30%) Bloomberg
14 11 (1.19%) Alteryx
15 10 (1.08%) BT
15 10 (1.08%) VMware
16 9 (0.97%) Citrix
16 9 (0.97%) Cloudera