Period
to 23 April 2018

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 23 April 2018 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 65 48
Rank change year-on-year -4 -17 -12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 1,700 1,413 1,875
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.69% 3.52% 4.26%
As % of the Applications category 43.14% 42.91% 43.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,174 927 1,256
London median daily rate £416 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.88% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £200 £178 £163
90th Percentile £613 £575 £588
England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 50 53
London median hourly rate £24.50 £19.82 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.61% -11.91% +28.57%
10th Percentile £12.95 £11.25 £10.48
90th Percentile £57.50 £50.00 £42.10
England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year +14.29% +4.70% +4.47%

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 3,941 3,293 4,351
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 8.55% 8.21% 9.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,673 2,173 2,959
London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £153 £163 £163
90th Percentile £588 £600 £575
England median daily rate £374 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +6.79% - +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 130 198
London median hourly rate £20.60 £18.60 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.75% +11.04% -1.47%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £41.00 £50.00 £28.75
England median hourly rate £16.20 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +1.25% - +6.67%

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 23 April 2018.

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 23 April 2018.

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 23 April 2018. 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 +3 352 £425 +21.43% 75
West London +9 146 £325 +15.04% 28
South London -9 54 £400 +45.45% 10
East London -12 37 £400 - 14
North London -10 1 - - 6
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, 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.

1 698 (41.06%) Finance
2 567 (33.35%) Microsoft
3 534 (31.41%) SQL
4 524 (30.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 408 (24.00%) VBA
6 363 (21.35%) Microsoft Office
7 353 (20.76%) Analytical Skills
8 278 (16.35%) Project Management
9 259 (15.24%) Banking
10 257 (15.12%) SQL Server
11 256 (15.06%) Agile Software Development
12 216 (12.71%) MS Visio
13 210 (12.35%) Problem-Solving
14 198 (11.65%) Analytics
15 195 (11.47%) Data Analysis
16 192 (11.29%) Business Intelligence
17 191 (11.24%) Microsoft Project
18 190 (11.18%) Degree
19 177 (10.41%) Stakeholder Management
20 175 (10.29%) C#
21 172 (10.12%) SharePoint
21 172 (10.12%) PMO
22 166 (9.76%) Oracle
23 150 (8.82%) Windows
24 141 (8.29%) Migration
24 141 (8.29%) Business Analysis
25 134 (7.88%) PRINCE2
26 133 (7.82%) .NET
27 126 (7.41%) Tableau
28 120 (7.06%) Python

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
1 172 (10.12%) SharePoint
2 67 (3.94%) SAS
3 19 (1.12%) Confluence
3 19 (1.12%) Skype for Business
4 13 (0.76%) IIS
5 12 (0.71%) Apache
5 12 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
6 11 (0.65%) IBM Notes
7 9 (0.53%) Tomcat
8 8 (0.47%) Apache Spark
8 8 (0.47%) MS Exchange
9 7 (0.41%) CMS
9 7 (0.41%) JBoss
10 5 (0.29%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (0.24%) nginx
11 4 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 524 (30.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 363 (21.35%) Microsoft Office
3 216 (12.71%) MS Visio
4 191 (11.24%) Microsoft Project
5 108 (6.35%) Spreadsheet
6 16 (0.94%) SPSS
7 11 (0.65%) Photoshop
8 9 (0.53%) Stata
9 7 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 7 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (0.41%) InDesign
9 7 (0.41%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.24%) AutoCAD
11 3 (0.18%) Acrobat
11 3 (0.18%) Revit
12 1 (0.059%) InVision
12 1 (0.059%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 15 (0.88%) NetSuite
2 14 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
3 8 (0.47%) SAP R/3
4 7 (0.41%) Infor CRM
4 7 (0.41%) SimCorp Dimension
4 7 (0.41%) thinkFolio
4 7 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
5 6 (0.35%) Eloqua
6 5 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 4 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.24%) Orchestrade
7 4 (0.24%) RMDS
7 4 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.24%) SAP CO
7 4 (0.24%) SAP FI
7 4 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
7 4 (0.24%) SAP SD
7 4 (0.24%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 71 (4.18%) Office 365
2 37 (2.18%) Google Analytics
3 33 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 24 (1.41%) OneDrive
5 22 (1.29%) Adobe Analytics
6 19 (1.12%) SaaS
7 16 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
7 16 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (0.94%) Dynamics 365
8 11 (0.65%) G Suite
9 9 (0.53%) GitHub
10 6 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
11 5 (0.29%) Azure Data Factory
11 5 (0.29%) IBM Blueworks
11 5 (0.29%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 3 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 3 (0.18%) AdWords
12 3 (0.18%) Yammer
13 2 (0.12%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.12%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.47%) LAN
2 24 (1.41%) Intranet
2 24 (1.41%) Skype
3 22 (1.29%) WAN
4 19 (1.12%) Internet
4 19 (1.12%) SMS
5 13 (0.76%) TCP/IP
6 10 (0.59%) VPN
7 9 (0.53%) SSL
8 8 (0.47%) DNS
8 8 (0.47%) SSH
9 7 (0.41%) MPLS
10 6 (0.35%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (0.35%) Firewall
10 6 (0.35%) FTP
11 5 (0.29%) BGP
11 5 (0.29%) Ethernet
12 4 (0.24%) DHCP
12 4 (0.24%) Kerberos
12 4 (0.24%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 257 (15.12%) SQL Server
2 97 (5.71%) Power BI
3 91 (5.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 78 (4.59%) Data Warehouse
5 60 (3.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 56 (3.29%) MS Access
6 56 (3.29%) Relational Database
7 43 (2.53%) SQL Server 2016
8 40 (2.35%) QlikView
9 39 (2.29%) BusinessObjects
9 39 (2.29%) SQL Server 2014
10 38 (2.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 36 (2.12%) Big Data
12 35 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
13 31 (1.82%) Oracle Database
14 26 (1.53%) Spotfire
15 24 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
16 22 (1.29%) MySQL
17 21 (1.24%) Qlik Sense
18 19 (1.12%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 80 (4.71%) JIRA
2 23 (1.35%) Selenium
3 20 (1.18%) Visual Studio
4 17 (1.00%) Subversion
5 16 (0.94%) Git (software)
5 16 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (0.76%) Cucumber
7 11 (0.65%) RStudio
8 9 (0.53%) Jenkins
8 9 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 8 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
10 7 (0.41%) Ant
10 7 (0.41%) Maven
11 5 (0.29%) SpecFlow
11 5 (0.29%) Toad
12 4 (0.24%) Gradle
12 4 (0.24%) Selendroid
12 4 (0.24%) SoapUI
12 4 (0.24%) XMLSpy
13 3 (0.18%) ClearQuest
General
1 698 (41.06%) Finance
2 259 (15.24%) Banking
3 119 (7.00%) Front Office
4 103 (6.06%) Marketing
5 85 (5.00%) Investment Banking
5 85 (5.00%) Retail
6 70 (4.12%) Legal
7 32 (1.88%) Law
8 31 (1.82%) Telecoms
9 25 (1.47%) Financial Institution
9 25 (1.47%) French Language
10 24 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
11 19 (1.12%) Manufacturing
12 18 (1.06%) Publishing
13 16 (0.94%) Billing
14 14 (0.82%) Advertising
15 12 (0.71%) German Language
16 9 (0.53%) Spanish Language
17 8 (0.47%) Back Office
18 6 (0.35%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 623 (36.65%) Analyst
2 311 (18.29%) Developer
3 195 (11.47%) Business Analyst
4 174 (10.24%) Data Analyst
5 96 (5.65%) Project Manager
6 92 (5.41%) VBA Developer
7 72 (4.24%) Excel Developer
8 66 (3.88%) SQL Developer
9 64 (3.76%) Excel VBA Developer
10 60 (3.53%) Administrator
11 58 (3.41%) C# Developer
11 58 (3.41%) Consultant
12 52 (3.06%) Excel Analyst
12 52 (3.06%) Senior Analyst
13 46 (2.71%) Financial Analyst
13 46 (2.71%) SQL Analyst
14 41 (2.41%) .NET Developer
14 41 (2.41%) Coordinator
15 39 (2.29%) Junior
16 35 (2.06%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (7.82%) .NET
2 67 (3.94%) HTML
3 61 (3.59%) XML
4 45 (2.65%) CSS
5 42 (2.47%) Web Services
6 38 (2.24%) .NET Framework
7 36 (2.12%) JSON
8 23 (1.35%) WPF
9 21 (1.24%) WCF
10 20 (1.18%) REST
11 18 (1.06%) HTML5
12 17 (1.00%) jQuery
13 15 (0.88%) WinForms
14 13 (0.76%) ASP.NET
15 12 (0.71%) AngularJS
15 12 (0.71%) React
15 12 (0.71%) SOAP
16 11 (0.65%) COM
16 11 (0.65%) Node.js
17 10 (0.59%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 353 (20.76%) Analytical Skills
2 103 (6.06%) Management Information System
3 74 (4.35%) Fixed Income
4 68 (4.00%) Derivative
5 63 (3.71%) Computer Science
6 56 (3.29%) Self-Motivation
7 32 (1.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 31 (1.82%) FMCG
9 30 (1.76%) Credit Risk
9 30 (1.76%) Equities
10 27 (1.59%) Data Structures
11 21 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
12 20 (1.18%) User Experience
13 18 (1.06%) Market Risk
13 18 (1.06%) Reinsurance
14 17 (1.00%) Data Centre
15 16 (0.94%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 16 (0.94%) Virtual Team
16 14 (0.82%) Fintech
16 14 (0.82%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 150 (8.82%) Windows
2 72 (4.24%) Windows 10
3 36 (2.12%) Unix
4 28 (1.65%) Windows 7
5 23 (1.35%) Android
5 23 (1.35%) Linux
6 19 (1.12%) Windows Server
7 14 (0.82%) Apple iOS
8 8 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.29%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.24%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.24%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.18%) CentOS
11 3 (0.18%) Debian
11 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.12%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (0.12%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.059%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (16.35%) Project Management
2 256 (15.06%) Agile Software Development
3 210 (12.35%) Problem-Solving
4 198 (11.65%) Analytics
5 195 (11.47%) Data Analysis
6 192 (11.29%) Business Intelligence
7 177 (10.41%) Stakeholder Management
8 141 (8.29%) Business Analysis
8 141 (8.29%) Migration
9 134 (7.88%) PRINCE2
10 114 (6.71%) Risk Management
11 102 (6.00%) Change Management
12 97 (5.71%) Visualisation
13 93 (5.47%) Data Modelling
14 91 (5.35%) User Acceptance Testing
15 89 (5.24%) Time Management
16 83 (4.88%) Validation
17 81 (4.76%) SDLC
18 79 (4.65%) Asset Management
18 79 (4.65%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 534 (31.41%) SQL
2 408 (24.00%) VBA
3 175 (10.29%) C#
4 120 (7.06%) Python
5 72 (4.24%) T-SQL
6 66 (3.88%) R
7 61 (3.59%) C++
8 60 (3.53%) Java
9 54 (3.18%) VB
10 50 (2.94%) VB.NET
11 44 (2.59%) JavaScript
12 32 (1.88%) PL/SQL
13 25 (1.47%) C
14 23 (1.35%) PowerShell
15 14 (0.82%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 14 (0.82%) MATLAB
15 14 (0.82%) Ruby
16 13 (0.76%) PHP
17 12 (0.71%) Scala
18 10 (0.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 190 (11.18%) Degree
2 97 (5.71%) Security Cleared
3 59 (3.47%) SC Cleared
4 31 (1.82%) PMP
5 25 (1.47%) PMI Certification
6 20 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 17 (1.00%) DV Cleared
8 16 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
9 15 (0.88%) APMP
9 15 (0.88%) CTC Cleared
9 15 (0.88%) ISEB
9 15 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (0.82%) ACCA
11 12 (0.71%) Numerate Degree
12 11 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 9 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
13 9 (0.53%) MBA
14 8 (0.47%) CIMA
14 8 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 172 (10.12%) PMO
2 71 (4.18%) QA
3 62 (3.65%) Data Quality
4 53 (3.12%) GDPR
5 16 (0.94%) SLA
6 15 (0.88%) CDISC
7 12 (0.71%) IFRS
8 8 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
8 8 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (0.47%) MiFID
8 8 (0.47%) Solvency II
9 7 (0.41%) IFRS 9
10 6 (0.35%) Basel II
10 6 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.29%) PCI DSS
12 4 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
13 3 (0.18%) BS7666
13 3 (0.18%) Def Stans
13 3 (0.18%) HL7
13 3 (0.18%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 57 (3.35%) Active Directory
2 18 (1.06%) Docker
3 11 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (0.24%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.18%) XenApp
7 2 (0.12%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.059%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.059%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.059%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.059%) Veritas File System
8 1 (0.059%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.059%) vSphere
8 1 (0.059%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (1.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 10 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.59%) SCCM
3 8 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (0.29%) Puppet
5 4 (0.24%) CA Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.18%) Ansible
6 3 (0.18%) Salt
7 2 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.059%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.059%) Control-M
8 1 (0.059%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.059%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.059%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.059%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.059%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.059%) SnapMirror
8 1 (0.059%) SnapVault
8 1 (0.059%) TrustSec
8 1 (0.059%) vRealize
Vendors
1 567 (33.35%) Microsoft
2 166 (9.76%) Oracle
3 126 (7.41%) Tableau
4 79 (4.65%) SAP
5 58 (3.41%) Google
6 47 (2.76%) Bloomberg
7 46 (2.71%) Adobe
8 45 (2.65%) Cognos
9 44 (2.59%) Citrix
9 44 (2.59%) Salesforce.com
10 28 (1.65%) ServiceNow
11 26 (1.53%) Reuters
12 23 (1.35%) IBM
13 17 (1.00%) Cisco
13 17 (1.00%) VMware
14 13 (0.76%) Sybase
15 11 (0.65%) Apple
15 11 (0.65%) Teradata
16 10 (0.59%) CheckPoint
16 10 (0.59%) Lotus