Period
to 17 August 2019

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 17 August 2019 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 83 78 67
Rank change year-on-year -5 -11 -13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 1,210 1,461 1,550
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.02% 3.18% 3.63%
As % of the Applications category 39.03% 40.27% 43.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 861 1,002 1,027
London median daily rate £413 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% - +10.53%
10th Percentile £205 £200 £200
90th Percentile £600 £624 £620
England median daily rate £375 £375 £369
% change year-on-year - +1.69% +5.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 44 63
London median hourly rate £16.50 £26.75 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.32% +21.59% +22.22%
10th Percentile £11.36 £12.73 £13.85
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.35 £51.00
England median hourly rate £16.50 £17.77 £19.00
% change year-on-year -7.15% -6.47% +12.91%

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 3,100 3,628 3,570
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 7.75% 7.91% 8.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,076 2,414 2,362
London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £163 £157 £165
90th Percentile £600 £600 £600
England median daily rate £375 £375 £365
% change year-on-year - +2.74% +5.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 152 140
London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -3.61% +25.76%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.45 £50.00
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.03% - -

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 17 August 2019.

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 17 August 2019.

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 17 August 2019. 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 +8 308 £425 -4.23% 45
West London -21 67 £320 -7.91% 40
South London +18 37 £350 -27.84% 7
East London -20 18 £425 -10.53% 16
North London -1 2 £200 -20.00% 3
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, 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.

1 457 (37.77%) Finance
2 408 (33.72%) SQL
3 401 (33.14%) Microsoft
4 371 (30.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 270 (22.31%) Microsoft Office
6 254 (20.99%) Analytical Skills
7 240 (19.83%) VBA
8 225 (18.60%) SQL Server
9 221 (18.26%) Agile Software Development
10 212 (17.52%) Business Intelligence
11 202 (16.69%) Data Analysis
12 194 (16.03%) Project Management
13 163 (13.47%) Power Platform
14 162 (13.39%) Power BI
15 144 (11.90%) Analytics
16 139 (11.49%) Degree
17 134 (11.07%) Banking
18 132 (10.91%) Windows
19 128 (10.58%) SharePoint
20 127 (10.50%) Problem-Solving
21 111 (9.17%) Python
21 111 (9.17%) Oracle
22 109 (9.01%) Migration
23 108 (8.93%) Tableau
24 102 (8.43%) C#
25 100 (8.26%) MS Visio
25 100 (8.26%) ETL
26 97 (8.02%) Visualisation
27 93 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
28 92 (7.60%) Microsoft Project

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
1 128 (10.58%) SharePoint
2 34 (2.81%) Skype for Business
3 30 (2.48%) SAS
4 26 (2.15%) IIS
5 25 (2.07%) Confluence
6 22 (1.82%) Apache Spark
7 13 (1.07%) CMS
8 8 (0.66%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.58%) Apache
10 6 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.41%) MS Exchange
11 5 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (0.33%) JBoss
12 4 (0.33%) Jetty
12 4 (0.33%) Moodle
12 4 (0.33%) Oracle Self-Service HR
12 4 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.33%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.25%) MS Project Server
13 3 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 371 (30.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 270 (22.31%) Microsoft Office
3 100 (8.26%) MS Visio
4 92 (7.60%) Microsoft Project
5 67 (5.54%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.74%) SPSS
7 4 (0.33%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.33%) Snagit
7 4 (0.33%) Stata
8 2 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.17%) Camtasia
8 2 (0.17%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.17%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.083%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.083%) InDesign
9 1 (0.083%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 10 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.74%) SAP S/4HANA
3 5 (0.41%) Misys Opics
3 5 (0.41%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.33%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.33%) SAP BPC
5 3 (0.25%) Eloqua
5 3 (0.25%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
5 3 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.17%) Infor SunSystems
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.17%) Primavera
6 2 (0.17%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.17%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 163 (13.47%) Power Platform
2 72 (5.95%) Office 365
3 53 (4.38%) Amazon AWS
4 49 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
5 42 (3.47%) Google Sheets
6 27 (2.23%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (1.32%) Adobe Analytics
8 9 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
9 8 (0.66%) Azure Data Factory
9 8 (0.66%) G Suite
10 7 (0.58%) Google Analytics
10 7 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (0.50%) SaaS
11 6 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
12 4 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.33%) Amazon EMR
12 4 (0.33%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.33%) OneDrive
13 3 (0.25%) Data Lake Analytics
13 3 (0.25%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 34 (2.81%) Skype
2 15 (1.24%) DNS
3 14 (1.16%) DHCP
3 14 (1.16%) LAN
3 14 (1.16%) VPN
4 12 (0.99%) Intranet
4 12 (0.99%) WAN
5 10 (0.83%) Firewall
6 8 (0.66%) Internet
7 7 (0.58%) SSH
8 6 (0.50%) HTTP
8 6 (0.50%) Network Security
8 6 (0.50%) SAN
8 6 (0.50%) TCP/IP
9 5 (0.41%) Wireshark
10 4 (0.33%) SSL
10 4 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.25%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (0.25%) Ethernet
11 3 (0.25%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 225 (18.60%) SQL Server
2 162 (13.39%) Power BI
3 81 (6.69%) Data Warehouse
4 76 (6.28%) MS Access
5 74 (6.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 65 (5.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 53 (4.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 48 (3.97%) QlikView
9 40 (3.31%) Relational Database
10 29 (2.40%) Big Data
10 29 (2.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 26 (2.15%) Oracle Database
12 25 (2.07%) SQL Server 2014
13 23 (1.90%) Impala
14 22 (1.82%) Apache Hive
15 17 (1.40%) PowerPivot
16 16 (1.32%) SQL Server 2016
17 14 (1.16%) MySQL
17 14 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
18 13 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 69 (5.70%) JIRA
2 20 (1.65%) Oracle Forms
3 19 (1.57%) Visual Studio
4 15 (1.24%) Git (software)
5 10 (0.83%) TeamCity
6 8 (0.66%) Subversion
6 8 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (0.58%) Selenium
8 6 (0.50%) Eclipse
8 6 (0.50%) Jenkins
9 5 (0.41%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (0.41%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 4 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.33%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.33%) FishEye
10 4 (0.33%) Hudson
10 4 (0.33%) IntelliJ
10 4 (0.33%) Mercurial
10 4 (0.33%) Poseidon for UML
10 4 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 457 (37.77%) Finance
2 134 (11.07%) Banking
3 68 (5.62%) Front Office
4 59 (4.88%) Marketing
5 47 (3.88%) Retail
6 45 (3.72%) Legal
7 43 (3.55%) Investment Banking
8 36 (2.98%) Telecoms
9 22 (1.82%) Financial Institution
10 17 (1.40%) Law
11 14 (1.16%) Advertising
11 14 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
12 12 (0.99%) German Language
12 12 (0.99%) Publishing
13 11 (0.91%) Back Office
14 10 (0.83%) Manufacturing
15 9 (0.74%) Spanish Language
16 8 (0.66%) Billing
16 8 (0.66%) General Ledger
17 5 (0.41%) French Language
Job Titles
1 450 (37.19%) Analyst
2 240 (19.83%) Developer
3 158 (13.06%) Data Analyst
4 129 (10.66%) Business Analyst
5 59 (4.88%) C# Developer
5 59 (4.88%) Project Manager
6 56 (4.63%) Consultant
7 53 (4.38%) SQL Developer
8 51 (4.21%) .NET Developer
9 47 (3.88%) VBA Developer
10 41 (3.39%) C# .NET Developer
11 38 (3.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 38 (3.14%) Coordinator
12 34 (2.81%) Data Engineer
13 33 (2.73%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 33 (2.73%) SQL Analyst
14 31 (2.56%) Administrator
14 31 (2.56%) Financial Analyst
15 28 (2.31%) Excel Developer
15 28 (2.31%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (7.36%) .NET
2 36 (2.98%) WinForms
3 32 (2.64%) XML
4 31 (2.56%) WPF
5 29 (2.40%) Web Services
6 26 (2.15%) HTML
7 25 (2.07%) ASP.NET
8 23 (1.90%) JSON
9 20 (1.65%) MDX
10 18 (1.49%) CSS
11 16 (1.32%) .NET Framework
12 13 (1.07%) AngularJS
13 12 (0.99%) REST
13 12 (0.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 11 (0.91%) jQuery
15 9 (0.74%) WCF
16 8 (0.66%) HTML5
17 7 (0.58%) Node.js
18 6 (0.50%) EDIFACT
18 6 (0.50%) React
Miscellaneous
1 254 (20.99%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (4.38%) Management Information System
3 47 (3.88%) Self-Motivation
4 31 (2.56%) Derivative
5 23 (1.90%) Data Structures
6 21 (1.74%) Data Protection Act
7 18 (1.49%) Algorithms
8 16 (1.32%) NHS
9 15 (1.24%) Equities
9 15 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 14 (1.16%) FMCG
11 13 (1.07%) Video Conferencing
12 12 (0.99%) Market Risk
12 12 (0.99%) User Experience
12 12 (0.99%) Virtual Team
13 10 (0.83%) Fixed Income
13 10 (0.83%) PMI
13 10 (0.83%) Robotics
13 10 (0.83%) Wiki
14 9 (0.74%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 132 (10.91%) Windows
2 77 (6.36%) Windows 10
3 35 (2.89%) Apple iOS
4 31 (2.56%) Linux
5 24 (1.98%) Windows 7
6 21 (1.74%) Windows Server
7 14 (1.16%) Unix
8 10 (0.83%) Android
9 7 (0.58%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.33%) CentOS
11 4 (0.33%) Debian
11 4 (0.33%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.33%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.25%) SUSE
12 3 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.17%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.083%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (18.26%) Agile Software Development
2 212 (17.52%) Business Intelligence
3 202 (16.69%) Data Analysis
4 194 (16.03%) Project Management
5 144 (11.90%) Analytics
6 127 (10.50%) Problem-Solving
7 109 (9.01%) Migration
8 100 (8.26%) ETL
9 97 (8.02%) Visualisation
10 93 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
11 85 (7.02%) PRINCE2
12 76 (6.28%) Scrum
13 66 (5.45%) Data Visualisation
14 65 (5.37%) Change Management
15 59 (4.88%) Business Analysis
15 59 (4.88%) SDLC
16 56 (4.63%) Data Migration
17 55 (4.55%) Data Modelling
17 55 (4.55%) Decision-Making
18 54 (4.46%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 408 (33.72%) SQL
2 240 (19.83%) VBA
3 111 (9.17%) Python
4 102 (8.43%) C#
5 71 (5.87%) VB
6 62 (5.12%) T-SQL
7 58 (4.79%) PowerShell
8 51 (4.21%) JavaScript
9 47 (3.88%) R
10 42 (3.47%) VB.NET
11 36 (2.98%) Java
12 34 (2.81%) C++
13 31 (2.56%) PL/SQL
14 27 (2.23%) C
15 18 (1.49%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 12 (0.99%) MATLAB
17 10 (0.83%) VBScript
18 8 (0.66%) Bash Shell
19 7 (0.58%) Clojure
20 6 (0.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 139 (11.49%) Degree
2 61 (5.04%) Security Cleared
3 53 (4.38%) SC Cleared
4 39 (3.22%) PMI Certification
5 34 (2.81%) PMP
6 10 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
7 9 (0.74%) ISTQB
7 9 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (0.66%) APMP
8 8 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (0.50%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 5 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.41%) CCNA
10 5 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.41%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.41%) MCSA
11 4 (0.33%) CISSP
11 4 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (0.33%) MCSE
11 4 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (7.19%) PMO
2 57 (4.71%) QA
3 54 (4.46%) Data Quality
4 26 (2.15%) SLA
5 24 (1.98%) GDPR
6 12 (0.99%) IFRS
7 9 (0.74%) Solvency II
8 7 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 6 (0.50%) MiFID
9 6 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.41%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.33%) NIST
12 3 (0.25%) CRD IV
12 3 (0.25%) P3O
13 2 (0.17%) IFRS 9
13 2 (0.17%) ITGC
14 1 (0.083%) COSHH
14 1 (0.083%) Disclosure Scotland
14 1 (0.083%) GxP
14 1 (0.083%) PMBOK
System Software
1 32 (2.64%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.74%) XenApp
3 9 (0.74%) XenDesktop
4 8 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
5 5 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.25%) Docker
6 3 (0.25%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.25%) vSphere
7 2 (0.17%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.17%) Firmware
7 2 (0.17%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.083%) Cronacle
8 1 (0.083%) IAG
8 1 (0.083%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.083%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 20 (1.65%) SCCM
2 9 (0.74%) Puppet
2 9 (0.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 6 (0.50%) Control-M
3 6 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.33%) QRadar
5 4 (0.33%) Salt
6 3 (0.25%) AirWatch
6 3 (0.25%) FlexNet
6 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.17%) Ansible
7 2 (0.17%) CA Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.17%) CSIRT
7 2 (0.17%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.17%) Stealthwatch
7 2 (0.17%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.083%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.083%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 401 (33.14%) Microsoft
2 111 (9.17%) Oracle
3 108 (8.93%) Tableau
4 73 (6.03%) SAP
5 53 (4.38%) Google
6 44 (3.64%) Salesforce.com
7 36 (2.98%) Citrix
8 24 (1.98%) Adobe
9 23 (1.90%) Bloomberg
10 22 (1.82%) Cloudera
10 22 (1.82%) HP
11 21 (1.74%) Alteryx
11 21 (1.74%) VMware
12 20 (1.65%) Informatica
13 19 (1.57%) Dell
13 19 (1.57%) Reuters
14 15 (1.24%) Cisco
14 15 (1.24%) ServiceNow
15 12 (0.99%) Ariba
15 12 (0.99%) Remedy