Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 112 71 87
Rank change year-on-year -41 +16 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 725 584 1,194
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.41% 3.68% 2.96%
As % of the Applications category 36.60% 48.67% 38.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 455 390 837
10th Percentile £225 £144 £200
25th Percentile £328 £258 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £440 £425 £413
Median % change year-on-year +3.53% +3.03% -0.60%
75th Percentile £550 £575 £525
90th Percentile £638 £675 £600
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 20 53
10th Percentile £13.55 £14.20 £11.27
25th Percentile £16.69 £15.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate £26.25 £20.29 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year +29.41% +22.94% -23.89%
75th Percentile £45.13 £23.29 £28.00
90th Percentile £70.30 £34.69 £47.42
England median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +21.21% -5.71%

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 1,981 1,200 3,111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 6.59% 7.56% 7.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,241 808 2,101
10th Percentile £245 £160 £163
25th Percentile £350 £275 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £400
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
75th Percentile £575 £538 £514
90th Percentile £671 £647 £600
England median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 54 138
10th Percentile £13.53 £12.44 £11.36
25th Percentile £16.25 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £27.50 £20.29 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year +35.57% +6.76% -5.00%
75th Percentile £40.04 £28.38 £23.69
90th Percentile £52.51 £40.00 £38.18
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £16.57
% change year-on-year -0.58% +9.30% +0.39%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -27 120 £450 -7.22% 73
West London -31 17 £350 +130.26% 22
South London +25 15 £494 +51.92% 5
East London -5 6 £650 +114.88% 15
North London -1 3 £150 -71.43% 1
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 302 (41.66%) Finance
2 283 (39.03%) Social Skills
3 274 (37.79%) Microsoft
4 261 (36.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 251 (34.62%) SQL
6 172 (23.72%) Analytical Skills
7 170 (23.45%) Microsoft Office
8 161 (22.21%) Business Intelligence
9 144 (19.86%) Analytics
9 144 (19.86%) Power Platform
10 142 (19.59%) Power BI
11 135 (18.62%) Data Analysis
12 130 (17.93%) VBA
13 124 (17.10%) Agile Software Development
14 116 (16.00%) Project Management
15 115 (15.86%) Python
16 114 (15.72%) Degree
17 103 (14.21%) Problem-Solving
18 93 (12.83%) Banking
19 91 (12.55%) MS Visio
20 90 (12.41%) Visualisation
21 80 (11.03%) Tableau
22 73 (10.07%) SharePoint
22 73 (10.07%) SQL Server
23 69 (9.52%) Marketing
24 66 (9.10%) Microsoft Project
25 65 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management
26 58 (8.00%) Migration
27 57 (7.86%) JIRA
27 57 (7.86%) Decision-Making

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 73 (10.07%) SharePoint
2 27 (3.72%) Confluence
3 21 (2.90%) Jupyter
4 16 (2.21%) SAS
5 13 (1.79%) IIS
6 9 (1.24%) CMS
7 8 (1.10%) Skype for Business
8 7 (0.97%) Apache
8 7 (0.97%) Moodle
8 7 (0.97%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.69%) nginx
10 4 (0.55%) Mule
11 3 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.28%) Appian
12 2 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.14%) ArcGIS
13 1 (0.14%) Documentum
13 1 (0.14%) MS Exchange
13 1 (0.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 261 (36.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 170 (23.45%) Microsoft Office
3 91 (12.55%) MS Visio
4 66 (9.10%) Microsoft Project
5 25 (3.45%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.97%) Camtasia
7 6 (0.83%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.55%) Revit
9 2 (0.28%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.28%) InDesign
9 2 (0.28%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.28%) SPSS
10 1 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.14%) Blender
Business Applications
1 10 (1.38%) IBM Planning Analytics
2 4 (0.55%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.41%) Cerner Millennium
3 3 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.41%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (0.41%) thinkFolio
3 3 (0.41%) Workday HCM
4 2 (0.28%) Eagle PACE
4 2 (0.28%) LatentZero
4 2 (0.28%) LongView
4 2 (0.28%) Maximo
4 2 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.28%) Oracle iProcurement
4 2 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.28%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 144 (19.86%) Power Platform
2 46 (6.34%) Azure
3 38 (5.24%) Microsoft 365
4 31 (4.28%) Adobe Analytics
5 21 (2.90%) Google Analytics
6 15 (2.07%) AWS
7 11 (1.52%) Power Automate
8 10 (1.38%) PowerApps
8 10 (1.38%) SaaS
9 8 (1.10%) Google Sheets
9 8 (1.10%) PaaS
10 7 (0.97%) Lucidchart
11 6 (0.83%) GCP
12 5 (0.69%) Apigee
12 5 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
12 5 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
13 4 (0.55%) OneDrive
13 4 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
14 3 (0.41%) Contentsquare
14 3 (0.41%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.93%) Internet
2 11 (1.52%) Kerberos
2 11 (1.52%) LAN
2 11 (1.52%) WAN
3 9 (1.24%) Firewall
3 9 (1.24%) Network Security
4 8 (1.10%) Skype
4 8 (1.10%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.97%) DNS
6 6 (0.83%) DHCP
6 6 (0.83%) SSL
7 5 (0.69%) SAN
8 4 (0.55%) DMZ
8 4 (0.55%) NAS
8 4 (0.55%) VoIP
8 4 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.41%) FTP
9 3 (0.41%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.28%) HTTP
10 2 (0.28%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (19.59%) Power BI
2 80 (11.03%) Tableau
3 73 (10.07%) SQL Server
4 52 (7.17%) Data Warehouse
5 36 (4.97%) Relational Database
6 27 (3.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 25 (3.45%) QlikView
8 17 (2.34%) MS Access
8 17 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (1.93%) Data Mining
10 10 (1.38%) BusinessObjects
10 10 (1.38%) MySQL
11 8 (1.10%) RDBMS
12 7 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
13 6 (0.83%) Metadata
13 6 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 5 (0.69%) Big Data
14 5 (0.69%) Spotfire
14 5 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 57 (7.86%) JIRA
2 11 (1.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 10 (1.38%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.69%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.55%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.41%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.41%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.41%) ERwin
6 3 (0.41%) JMeter
6 3 (0.41%) Postman
6 3 (0.41%) REST Assured
6 3 (0.41%) Toad
7 2 (0.28%) PowerBuilder
8 1 (0.14%) Ant
8 1 (0.14%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.14%) LSMW
8 1 (0.14%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.14%) PowerDesigner
8 1 (0.14%) RequisitePro
8 1 (0.14%) VersionOne
General
1 302 (41.66%) Finance
2 283 (39.03%) Social Skills
3 172 (23.72%) Analytical Skills
4 93 (12.83%) Banking
5 69 (9.52%) Marketing
6 55 (7.59%) Presentation Skills
7 43 (5.93%) Front Office
8 38 (5.24%) Legal
9 32 (4.41%) Organisational Skills
10 25 (3.45%) Investment Banking
10 25 (3.45%) Retail
11 22 (3.03%) Documentation Skills
12 20 (2.76%) Influencing Skills
13 18 (2.48%) Public Sector
14 16 (2.21%) Telecoms
15 15 (2.07%) Law
16 13 (1.79%) Advertising
17 11 (1.52%) Financial Institution
18 8 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
18 8 (1.10%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 291 (40.14%) Analyst
2 107 (14.76%) Developer
3 93 (12.83%) Data Analyst
4 73 (10.07%) Business Analyst
5 44 (6.07%) Project Manager
6 24 (3.31%) Consultant
6 24 (3.31%) Excel Developer
7 19 (2.62%) SQL Analyst
7 19 (2.62%) VBA Developer
8 18 (2.48%) Data Scientist
9 17 (2.34%) C# Developer
9 17 (2.34%) Junior
10 16 (2.21%) Excel Analyst
11 15 (2.07%) Architect
12 14 (1.93%) Senior Analyst
13 13 (1.79%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 13 (1.79%) Report Analyst
13 13 (1.79%) SQL Developer
14 12 (1.66%) Marketing Analyst
14 12 (1.66%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (4.97%) .NET
2 26 (3.59%) XML
3 22 (3.03%) .NET Framework
4 21 (2.90%) HTML
5 18 (2.48%) Shiny
6 17 (2.34%) D3.js
7 14 (1.93%) MDX
8 12 (1.66%) REST
9 11 (1.52%) COM
10 10 (1.38%) JSON
10 10 (1.38%) OAuth
11 8 (1.10%) CSS
12 7 (0.97%) OpenID
12 7 (0.97%) Web Services
13 6 (0.83%) HTML5
13 6 (0.83%) LDAP
13 6 (0.83%) SAML
14 5 (0.69%) jQuery
14 5 (0.69%) Middleware
14 5 (0.69%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 53 (7.31%) Management Information System
2 33 (4.55%) Derivative
2 33 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
3 29 (4.00%) User Experience
4 22 (3.03%) Fixed Income
5 19 (2.62%) Algorithms
5 19 (2.62%) Reinsurance
5 19 (2.62%) Social Media
6 18 (2.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 18 (2.48%) Virtual Team
7 16 (2.21%) Equities
8 11 (1.52%) Market Risk
8 11 (1.52%) Wiki
9 10 (1.38%) Data Centre
9 10 (1.38%) NHS
10 9 (1.24%) CMDB
10 9 (1.24%) FMCG
10 9 (1.24%) PKI
11 8 (1.10%) Robotics
12 7 (0.97%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 44 (6.07%) Windows
2 21 (2.90%) Windows 10
3 12 (1.66%) Apple iOS
4 11 (1.52%) Linux
5 6 (0.83%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.55%) Unix
6 4 (0.55%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.14%) AIX
8 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.14%) SUSE
8 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (22.21%) Business Intelligence
2 144 (19.86%) Analytics
3 135 (18.62%) Data Analysis
4 124 (17.10%) Agile Software Development
5 116 (16.00%) Project Management
6 103 (14.21%) Problem-Solving
7 90 (12.41%) Visualisation
8 65 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management
9 58 (8.00%) Migration
10 57 (7.86%) Decision-Making
11 54 (7.45%) Change Management
12 51 (7.03%) Data Modelling
13 48 (6.62%) Mathematics
14 46 (6.34%) Data Visualisation
15 45 (6.21%) ITIL
16 43 (5.93%) Asset Management
17 41 (5.66%) Business Analysis
17 41 (5.66%) Scrum
18 40 (5.52%) Risk Management
19 39 (5.38%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 251 (34.62%) SQL
2 130 (17.93%) VBA
3 115 (15.86%) Python
4 52 (7.17%) C#
5 38 (5.24%) VB
6 37 (5.10%) R
7 33 (4.55%) PowerShell
8 29 (4.00%) Java
9 25 (3.45%) C++
9 25 (3.45%) T-SQL
10 20 (2.76%) JavaScript
11 12 (1.66%) C
12 10 (1.38%) PL/SQL
12 10 (1.38%) VB.NET
13 7 (0.97%) HiveQL
14 5 (0.69%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 4 (0.55%) MATLAB
16 3 (0.41%) Java 8
16 3 (0.41%) VBScript
17 2 (0.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 114 (15.72%) Degree
2 56 (7.72%) Security Cleared
3 45 (6.21%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
5 11 (1.52%) PMI Certification
6 8 (1.10%) Numerate Degree
6 8 (1.10%) PMP
7 7 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (0.83%) CISSP
9 5 (0.69%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.55%) ACCA
10 4 (0.55%) BICSI Certification
10 4 (0.55%) BICSI RCDD
10 4 (0.55%) GIAC
10 4 (0.55%) ISEB
10 4 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.41%) MBA
11 3 (0.41%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (6.21%) PMO
2 42 (5.79%) QA
3 41 (5.66%) Data Quality
4 24 (3.31%) SLA
5 8 (1.10%) GDPR
6 5 (0.69%) Basel III
6 5 (0.69%) IFRS
6 5 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.55%) MiFID
8 3 (0.41%) CRD IV
8 3 (0.41%) EMIR
8 3 (0.41%) ITGC
9 2 (0.28%) FATCA
10 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.14%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.14%) ISO 31000
10 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.14%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.14%) Solvency II
System Software
1 21 (2.90%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.14%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.14%) vCloud
4 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.14%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (0.97%) Control-M
1 7 (0.97%) SCCM
2 6 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
3 5 (0.69%) Ansible
3 5 (0.69%) CA Single Sign-On
4 3 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.28%) Puppet
6 1 (0.14%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.14%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (0.14%) Nagios
6 1 (0.14%) SCOM
6 1 (0.14%) Terraform
6 1 (0.14%) vRealize
6 1 (0.14%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 274 (37.79%) Microsoft
2 53 (7.31%) Oracle
3 44 (6.07%) Google
4 42 (5.79%) Alteryx
5 39 (5.38%) Adobe
6 35 (4.83%) Salesforce.com
7 24 (3.31%) SAP
8 23 (3.17%) ServiceNow
9 14 (1.93%) IBM
9 14 (1.93%) Teradata
10 8 (1.10%) Dataiku
11 7 (0.97%) Blackboard
11 7 (0.97%) BMC
12 6 (0.83%) Atlassian
12 6 (0.83%) Automation Anywhere
12 6 (0.83%) Bloomberg
12 6 (0.83%) MuleSoft
12 6 (0.83%) Workday
13 5 (0.69%) Openreach
13 5 (0.69%) VMware