Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 97 95 84
Rank change year-on-year -2 -11 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 1,013 401 1,124
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.83% 2.86% 3.07%
As % of the Applications category 40.62% 43.30% 39.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 280 789
10th Percentile £256 £131 £206
25th Percentile £350 £250 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £425 £420
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +3.07%
75th Percentile £578 £550 £530
90th Percentile £669 £650 £600
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 55
10th Percentile £15.24 " £11.36
25th Percentile £18.18 £15.00 £13.13
Median hourly rate £24.00 £18.00 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year +33.33% +9.09% -8.33%
75th Percentile £39.38 £21.00 £24.75
90th Percentile £72.40 £34.53 £29.96
England median hourly rate £17.12 £19.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -9.89% +15.15% +1.54%

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 2,494 926 2,851
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 6.97% 6.60% 7.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,654 630 1,954
10th Percentile £213 £160 £160
25th Percentile £340 £288 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £425 £400
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -
75th Percentile £588 £530 £500
90th Percentile £675 £638 £595
England median daily rate £420 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +10.53% +1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 26 136
10th Percentile £13.63 £12.73 £12.22
25th Percentile £16.27 £15.00 £14.60
Median hourly rate £25.00 £19.70 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year +26.94% +3.66% -
75th Percentile £35.39 £34.88 £22.25
90th Percentile £53.08 £39.32 £29.96
England median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year -7.89% +10.14% +4.55%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +1 160 £450 +7.46% 63
West London -16 26 £363 +148.29% 18
South London +11 21 £540 +44.00% 3
East London -16 5 £350 +55.56% 12
North London -2 4 £150 -67.39% 3
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 431 (42.55%) Finance
2 367 (36.23%) Social Skills
3 366 (36.13%) SQL
3 366 (36.13%) Microsoft
4 355 (35.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 254 (25.07%) Microsoft Office
6 243 (23.99%) Analytical Skills
7 230 (22.70%) Business Intelligence
8 202 (19.94%) Analytics
9 197 (19.45%) VBA
10 195 (19.25%) Power Platform
11 194 (19.15%) Power BI
12 189 (18.66%) Data Analysis
13 176 (17.37%) Agile Software Development
14 169 (16.68%) Python
15 168 (16.58%) Project Management
16 164 (16.19%) Banking
17 148 (14.61%) Degree
18 143 (14.12%) SQL Server
19 140 (13.82%) Problem-Solving
20 123 (12.14%) MS Visio
21 122 (12.04%) C#
22 119 (11.75%) Tableau
23 110 (10.86%) Visualisation
24 104 (10.27%) Azure
25 103 (10.17%) Oracle
25 103 (10.17%) SharePoint
26 100 (9.87%) Windows
27 97 (9.58%) Stakeholder Management
28 92 (9.08%) Marketing

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
1 103 (10.17%) SharePoint
2 47 (4.64%) Confluence
3 28 (2.76%) IIS
4 25 (2.47%) SAS
5 18 (1.78%) Jupyter
6 9 (0.89%) CMS
7 7 (0.69%) Apache
8 6 (0.59%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.49%) nginx
10 4 (0.39%) Appian
10 4 (0.39%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.20%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.20%) Moodle
13 1 (0.099%) IBM HTTP Server
13 1 (0.099%) Jetty
13 1 (0.099%) MS Exchange
13 1 (0.099%) Mule
13 1 (0.099%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.099%) WebLogic
Applications
1 355 (35.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 254 (25.07%) Microsoft Office
3 123 (12.14%) MS Visio
4 86 (8.49%) Microsoft Project
5 45 (4.44%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.49%) SPSS
7 3 (0.30%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.20%) Camtasia
8 2 (0.20%) InDesign
9 1 (0.099%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.099%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.099%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.099%) Blender
9 1 (0.099%) Oracle Smart View
9 1 (0.099%) Revit
Business Applications
1 6 (0.59%) IBM Planning Analytics
1 6 (0.59%) Markit EDM
1 6 (0.59%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.39%) Maximo
2 4 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (0.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (0.30%) Oracle Assets
3 3 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (0.30%) SAP HCM
3 3 (0.30%) thinkFolio
3 3 (0.30%) Workday HCM
4 2 (0.20%) Eikon
4 2 (0.20%) FINCAD Analytics
4 2 (0.20%) Oracle FAH
4 2 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.20%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 2 (0.20%) Oracle iProcurement
4 2 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 195 (19.25%) Power Platform
2 104 (10.27%) Azure
3 53 (5.23%) Microsoft 365
4 37 (3.65%) Adobe Analytics
5 23 (2.27%) PowerApps
6 22 (2.17%) AWS
7 20 (1.97%) Google Analytics
8 15 (1.48%) Azure Active Directory
9 12 (1.18%) Snowflake
10 11 (1.09%) SaaS
11 10 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
12 9 (0.89%) GitHub
12 9 (0.89%) PaaS
13 8 (0.79%) IaaS
14 7 (0.69%) Amazon S3
14 7 (0.69%) Google Workspace
14 7 (0.69%) Power Automate
15 6 (0.59%) Apigee
15 6 (0.59%) GCP
15 6 (0.59%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.58%) Internet
2 14 (1.38%) DHCP
2 14 (1.38%) DNS
3 13 (1.28%) TCP/IP
4 12 (1.18%) LAN
5 11 (1.09%) Kerberos
5 11 (1.09%) WAN
6 10 (0.99%) Firewall
6 10 (0.99%) Network Security
6 10 (0.99%) SSL
7 8 (0.79%) Intranet
7 8 (0.79%) SAN
8 7 (0.69%) NAS
9 5 (0.49%) VPN
10 4 (0.39%) DMZ
10 4 (0.39%) FIX Connectivity
10 4 (0.39%) Skype
10 4 (0.39%) VoIP
10 4 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.30%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 194 (19.15%) Power BI
2 143 (14.12%) SQL Server
3 119 (11.75%) Tableau
4 69 (6.81%) Data Warehouse
5 51 (5.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 43 (4.24%) Relational Database
7 29 (2.86%) Oracle Database
7 29 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 25 (2.47%) QlikView
9 21 (2.07%) MS Access
10 17 (1.68%) Oracle Reports
11 16 (1.58%) MySQL
12 14 (1.38%) NoSQL
13 13 (1.28%) Big Data
13 13 (1.28%) Data Mining
14 12 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
14 12 (1.18%) Data Lake
14 12 (1.18%) Metadata
14 12 (1.18%) RDBMS
14 12 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 76 (7.50%) JIRA
2 24 (2.37%) Visual Studio
3 10 (0.99%) TeamCity
4 7 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (0.39%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.39%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.30%) LSMW
8 2 (0.20%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.20%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.20%) Selenium
8 2 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.20%) Toad
8 2 (0.20%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 2 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.099%) ER Studio
9 1 (0.099%) REST Assured
9 1 (0.099%) RStudio
9 1 (0.099%) VersionOne
General
1 431 (42.55%) Finance
2 367 (36.23%) Social Skills
3 243 (23.99%) Analytical Skills
4 164 (16.19%) Banking
5 92 (9.08%) Marketing
6 81 (8.00%) Front Office
7 70 (6.91%) Presentation Skills
8 52 (5.13%) Investment Banking
9 44 (4.34%) Organisational Skills
10 30 (2.96%) Retail
11 26 (2.57%) Influencing Skills
11 26 (2.57%) Legal
11 26 (2.57%) Public Sector
12 24 (2.37%) Documentation Skills
13 22 (2.17%) Advertising
14 15 (1.48%) Law
15 11 (1.09%) Financial Institution
15 11 (1.09%) Telecoms
16 10 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
17 7 (0.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 394 (38.89%) Analyst
2 168 (16.58%) Developer
3 128 (12.64%) Data Analyst
4 119 (11.75%) Business Analyst
5 54 (5.33%) Project Manager
6 45 (4.44%) C# Developer
7 31 (3.06%) Consultant
7 31 (3.06%) SQL Analyst
8 30 (2.96%) Excel Developer
9 23 (2.27%) Coordinator
9 23 (2.27%) IT Analyst
10 22 (2.17%) Python Developer
11 21 (2.07%) PMO Analyst
11 21 (2.07%) SQL Developer
12 19 (1.88%) Front Office Developer
12 19 (1.88%) Senior Analyst
12 19 (1.88%) SharePoint Developer
13 18 (1.78%) Banking Analyst
13 18 (1.78%) Junior
13 18 (1.78%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (8.88%) .NET
2 52 (5.13%) .NET Framework
3 46 (4.54%) XML
4 30 (2.96%) JSON
5 25 (2.47%) HTML
6 16 (1.58%) Shiny
7 15 (1.48%) D3.js
8 13 (1.28%) REST
8 13 (1.28%) WPF
9 12 (1.18%) COM
10 11 (1.09%) FIX Protocol
10 11 (1.09%) MDX
10 11 (1.09%) Web Services
11 10 (0.99%) OAuth
12 8 (0.79%) CSS
12 8 (0.79%) OpenID
12 8 (0.79%) React
13 7 (0.69%) LDAP
14 6 (0.59%) SAML
14 6 (0.59%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 74 (7.31%) Management Information System
2 63 (6.22%) Derivative
3 39 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
4 31 (3.06%) Equities
5 28 (2.76%) Fixed Income
6 26 (2.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 26 (2.57%) User Experience
7 21 (2.07%) Market Risk
8 20 (1.97%) Data Centre
9 18 (1.78%) Algorithms
9 18 (1.78%) Social Media
10 16 (1.58%) Virtual Team
11 14 (1.38%) CMDB
11 14 (1.38%) Digital Media
11 14 (1.38%) Reinsurance
12 13 (1.28%) FMCG
12 13 (1.28%) Hedge funds
13 11 (1.09%) Legacy Systems
13 11 (1.09%) Mainframe
13 11 (1.09%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 100 (9.87%) Windows
2 30 (2.96%) Windows 10
3 22 (2.17%) Windows Server
4 20 (1.97%) Linux
5 15 (1.48%) Unix
6 12 (1.18%) Windows 7
7 11 (1.09%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.30%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.20%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.099%) AIX
11 1 (0.099%) Android
11 1 (0.099%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.099%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (22.70%) Business Intelligence
2 202 (19.94%) Analytics
3 189 (18.66%) Data Analysis
4 176 (17.37%) Agile Software Development
5 168 (16.58%) Project Management
6 140 (13.82%) Problem-Solving
7 110 (10.86%) Visualisation
8 97 (9.58%) Stakeholder Management
9 76 (7.50%) Change Management
9 76 (7.50%) Data Modelling
10 73 (7.21%) Business Analysis
10 73 (7.21%) Decision-Making
11 70 (6.91%) Migration
12 69 (6.81%) Scrum
13 64 (6.32%) ITIL
14 62 (6.12%) ETL
14 62 (6.12%) PRINCE2
15 60 (5.92%) Project Delivery
15 60 (5.92%) User Acceptance Testing
16 59 (5.82%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 366 (36.13%) SQL
2 197 (19.45%) VBA
3 169 (16.68%) Python
4 122 (12.04%) C#
5 77 (7.60%) VB
6 62 (6.12%) R
7 57 (5.63%) T-SQL
8 46 (4.54%) Java
9 43 (4.24%) VB.NET
10 38 (3.75%) PowerShell
11 35 (3.46%) C++
12 31 (3.06%) JavaScript
13 23 (2.27%) PL/SQL
14 17 (1.68%) C
15 7 (0.69%) HiveQL
16 5 (0.49%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 5 (0.49%) SPARQL
16 5 (0.49%) VBScript
17 4 (0.39%) MATLAB
18 3 (0.30%) Perl
Qualifications
1 148 (14.61%) Degree
2 60 (5.92%) Security Cleared
3 45 (4.44%) SC Cleared
4 16 (1.58%) PMI Certification
5 14 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (1.28%) PMP
7 9 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (0.79%) ACCA
8 8 (0.79%) CISSP
8 8 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 7 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (0.69%) Numerate Degree
10 6 (0.59%) GIAC
10 6 (0.59%) ISEB
10 6 (0.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (0.39%) CIMA
11 4 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.39%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (6.32%) QA
2 62 (6.12%) Data Quality
3 60 (5.92%) PMO
4 32 (3.16%) SLA
5 13 (1.28%) GDPR
6 12 (1.18%) MiFID
7 10 (0.99%) EMIR
8 9 (0.89%) Dodd-Frank
9 8 (0.79%) ISO 22301
10 6 (0.59%) Basel III
10 6 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 5 (0.49%) GRC
12 3 (0.30%) COREP
12 3 (0.30%) CRD IV
12 3 (0.30%) FATCA
12 3 (0.30%) FINREP
12 3 (0.30%) IFRS
12 3 (0.30%) ISO 31000
12 3 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.20%) ITGC
System Software
1 39 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.89%) Virtual Desktop
4 6 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (0.49%) Docker
6 3 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.30%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.20%) vCloud
7 2 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.20%) vSphere
8 1 (0.099%) OpenDJ
8 1 (0.099%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (1.18%) SCCM
2 9 (0.89%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (0.69%) Ansible
4 6 (0.59%) CA Single Sign-On
4 6 (0.59%) Control-M
4 6 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (0.39%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.20%) Jamf Pro
7 2 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.20%) Puppet
7 2 (0.20%) QRadar
7 2 (0.20%) vRealize
7 2 (0.20%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 1 (0.099%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 1 (0.099%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.099%) CASB
8 1 (0.099%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.099%) Perfmon
8 1 (0.099%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 366 (36.13%) Microsoft
2 103 (10.17%) Oracle
3 49 (4.84%) Alteryx
3 49 (4.84%) Salesforce.com
4 46 (4.54%) Adobe
5 45 (4.44%) Google
6 39 (3.85%) ServiceNow
7 30 (2.96%) SAP
8 22 (2.17%) Bloomberg
9 20 (1.97%) Teradata
10 17 (1.68%) VMware
11 12 (1.18%) Citrix
11 12 (1.18%) Workday
12 10 (0.99%) Databricks
12 10 (0.99%) IBM
13 9 (0.89%) Atlassian
14 8 (0.79%) Automation Anywhere
15 7 (0.69%) Dataiku
16 6 (0.59%) Cisco
16 6 (0.59%) Openreach