Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 67 50
Rank change year-on-year -5 -17 -14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 1,573 1,503 1,821
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.40% 3.60% 4.00%
As % of the Applications category 42.63% 43.73% 42.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,100 978 1,288
London median daily rate £420 £400 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.89% -2.81%
10th Percentile £200 £183 £185
90th Percentile £613 £600 £575
England median daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year +6.99% +0.14% -0.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 62 41
London median hourly rate £31.25 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.81% +5.00% +15.94%
10th Percentile £12.11 £12.30 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.68 £51.13 £28.75
England median hourly rate £18.52 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +5.83% +9.38% +0.13%

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 3,690 3,437 4,302
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 7.96% 8.22% 9.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,489 2,266 2,995
London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £155 £163 £163
90th Percentile £600 £600 £563
England median daily rate £375 £358 £350
% change year-on-year +4.90% +2.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 142 159
London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +27.27% -2.94%
10th Percentile £12.33 £13.03 £11.25
90th Percentile £44.25 £52.38 £26.88
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +10.00%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 16 July 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 -9 337 £435 +8.75% 54
West London +18 152 £331 +44.97% 34
South London -29 45 £450 +50.00% 9
East London -23 40 £488 +21.88% 21
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 694 (44.12%) Finance
2 563 (35.79%) Microsoft
3 509 (32.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 484 (30.77%) SQL
5 334 (21.23%) VBA
6 327 (20.79%) Microsoft Office
7 301 (19.14%) Analytical Skills
8 292 (18.56%) Project Management
9 264 (16.78%) Agile Software Development
10 252 (16.02%) SQL Server
11 230 (14.62%) Problem-Solving
12 227 (14.43%) MS Visio
13 200 (12.71%) Banking
14 194 (12.33%) Analytics
15 189 (12.02%) Business Intelligence
16 180 (11.44%) Microsoft Project
17 177 (11.25%) Data Analysis
18 175 (11.13%) Windows
19 174 (11.06%) Stakeholder Management
20 173 (11.00%) SharePoint
21 169 (10.74%) Degree
22 158 (10.04%) PMO
23 149 (9.47%) Oracle
24 148 (9.41%) C#
25 138 (8.77%) Migration
26 125 (7.95%) Business Analysis
27 121 (7.69%) PRINCE2
28 120 (7.63%) Python
29 110 (6.99%) Change Management
30 108 (6.87%) Tableau

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
1 173 (11.00%) SharePoint
2 58 (3.69%) SAS
3 27 (1.72%) Confluence
4 23 (1.46%) Skype for Business
5 21 (1.34%) IIS
6 16 (1.02%) Apache
6 16 (1.02%) MS Exchange
7 15 (0.95%) Tomcat
8 11 (0.70%) Apache Spark
9 10 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (0.51%) CMS
11 7 (0.45%) nginx
12 5 (0.32%) IBM Notes
12 5 (0.32%) JBoss
12 5 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
13 4 (0.25%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.19%) Oracle Self-Service HR
14 3 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 509 (32.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 327 (20.79%) Microsoft Office
3 227 (14.43%) MS Visio
4 180 (11.44%) Microsoft Project
5 93 (5.91%) Spreadsheet
6 13 (0.83%) SPSS
7 11 (0.70%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 8 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
8 8 (0.51%) InDesign
9 4 (0.25%) Stata
10 3 (0.19%) Acrobat
10 3 (0.19%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.13%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.064%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.064%) InVision
12 1 (0.064%) Open Workbench
12 1 (0.064%) Revit
Business Applications
1 11 (0.70%) NetSuite
2 10 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
3 9 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.51%) thinkFolio
5 6 (0.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 6 (0.38%) SimCorp Dimension
6 5 (0.32%) CA PPM
6 5 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
7 4 (0.25%) Eloqua
7 4 (0.25%) Infor CRM
7 4 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.25%) Summit
8 3 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.19%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 3 (0.19%) Orchestrade
Cloud Services
1 63 (4.01%) Office 365
2 42 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (2.29%) Amazon AWS
4 30 (1.91%) Google Analytics
5 26 (1.65%) OneDrive
6 17 (1.08%) Amazon S3
7 16 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
7 16 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
7 16 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 14 (0.89%) Adobe Analytics
8 14 (0.89%) G Suite
9 12 (0.76%) SaaS
10 8 (0.51%) Yammer
11 7 (0.45%) GitHub
12 5 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
13 4 (0.25%) IaaS
13 4 (0.25%) IBM Blueworks
13 4 (0.25%) Slack
14 3 (0.19%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 29 (1.84%) Skype
2 23 (1.46%) Intranet
3 19 (1.21%) Internet
3 19 (1.21%) LAN
4 17 (1.08%) WAN
5 13 (0.83%) SMS
6 12 (0.76%) VPN
7 11 (0.70%) DNS
7 11 (0.70%) SSL
8 9 (0.57%) Firewall
8 9 (0.57%) FTP
9 8 (0.51%) TCP/IP
10 7 (0.45%) Cisco IOS
10 7 (0.45%) Kerberos
11 6 (0.38%) DHCP
11 6 (0.38%) SAN
11 6 (0.38%) SSH
11 6 (0.38%) Telepresence
12 5 (0.32%) WebEx
13 4 (0.25%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 252 (16.02%) SQL Server
2 96 (6.10%) Power BI
3 88 (5.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 79 (5.02%) Data Warehouse
5 69 (4.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 52 (3.31%) Relational Database
6 52 (3.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 43 (2.73%) Big Data
8 42 (2.67%) BusinessObjects
9 41 (2.61%) MS Access
10 39 (2.48%) SQL Server 2016
11 38 (2.42%) QlikView
12 35 (2.23%) Hadoop
13 32 (2.03%) Spotfire
14 31 (1.97%) SQL Server 2014
15 29 (1.84%) SQL Server 2012
16 23 (1.46%) OLAP
17 21 (1.34%) MongoDB
18 20 (1.27%) Apache Hive
18 20 (1.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 88 (5.59%) JIRA
2 25 (1.59%) Jenkins
3 21 (1.34%) Visual Studio
4 18 (1.14%) Subversion
5 15 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (0.89%) Selenium
7 13 (0.83%) RStudio
8 11 (0.70%) Git (software)
9 10 (0.64%) SpecFlow
9 10 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
10 9 (0.57%) Cucumber
11 8 (0.51%) Maven
11 8 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 5 (0.32%) Selendroid
13 4 (0.25%) Ant
13 4 (0.25%) Eclipse
13 4 (0.25%) gulp
13 4 (0.25%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
14 3 (0.19%) ClearCase
14 3 (0.19%) IntelliJ
General
1 694 (44.12%) Finance
2 200 (12.71%) Banking
3 103 (6.55%) Front Office
4 75 (4.77%) Marketing
4 75 (4.77%) Retail
5 68 (4.32%) Legal
6 59 (3.75%) Investment Banking
7 40 (2.54%) Law
8 32 (2.03%) Pharmaceutical
9 31 (1.97%) Financial Institution
10 24 (1.53%) Telecoms
11 22 (1.40%) French Language
12 21 (1.34%) Publishing
13 18 (1.14%) Advertising
14 15 (0.95%) Manufacturing
15 12 (0.76%) Billing
16 9 (0.57%) Back Office
17 8 (0.51%) German Language
18 6 (0.38%) Electronics
18 6 (0.38%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 539 (34.27%) Analyst
2 278 (17.67%) Developer
3 172 (10.93%) Data Analyst
4 144 (9.15%) Business Analyst
5 110 (6.99%) Project Manager
6 85 (5.40%) VBA Developer
7 78 (4.96%) Administrator
8 65 (4.13%) Excel Developer
9 58 (3.69%) Excel Analyst
10 56 (3.56%) SQL Developer
11 55 (3.50%) Excel VBA Developer
12 51 (3.24%) C# Developer
12 51 (3.24%) Consultant
13 49 (3.12%) SQL Analyst
14 42 (2.67%) Financial Analyst
15 40 (2.54%) SQL Data Analyst
16 37 (2.35%) .NET Developer
17 36 (2.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 34 (2.16%) PMO Analyst
19 33 (2.10%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (5.85%) .NET
2 49 (3.12%) XML
3 35 (2.23%) HTML
4 33 (2.10%) Web Services
5 29 (1.84%) JSON
6 23 (1.46%) WPF
7 22 (1.40%) CSS
8 20 (1.27%) REST
8 20 (1.27%) WCF
9 12 (0.76%) MDX
9 12 (0.76%) React
10 11 (0.70%) HTML5
10 11 (0.70%) Node.js
10 11 (0.70%) SailPoint
11 10 (0.64%) .NET Framework
12 9 (0.57%) AngularJS
12 9 (0.57%) COM
13 8 (0.51%) jQuery
13 8 (0.51%) Task Parallel Library
13 8 (0.51%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 301 (19.14%) Analytical Skills
2 92 (5.85%) Management Information System
3 65 (4.13%) Computer Science
4 51 (3.24%) Self-Motivation
5 47 (2.99%) Fixed Income
6 44 (2.80%) Derivative
7 30 (1.91%) FMCG
8 23 (1.46%) Greenfield Project
8 23 (1.46%) User Experience
8 23 (1.46%) Virtual Team
9 22 (1.40%) Credit Risk
10 21 (1.34%) Data Structures
10 21 (1.34%) Reinsurance
11 19 (1.21%) Equities
11 19 (1.21%) Wiki
12 16 (1.02%) Data Centre
13 15 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 14 (0.89%) Blackberry
14 14 (0.89%) Fintech
15 13 (0.83%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 175 (11.13%) Windows
2 85 (5.40%) Windows 10
3 39 (2.48%) Unix
4 38 (2.42%) Windows 7
5 28 (1.78%) Android
6 19 (1.21%) Linux
7 18 (1.14%) Apple iOS
8 11 (0.70%) Windows Server
9 7 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.32%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.25%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.25%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.19%) CentOS
12 3 (0.19%) Debian
12 3 (0.19%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.19%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.13%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.064%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.064%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 292 (18.56%) Project Management
2 264 (16.78%) Agile Software Development
3 230 (14.62%) Problem-Solving
4 194 (12.33%) Analytics
5 189 (12.02%) Business Intelligence
6 177 (11.25%) Data Analysis
7 174 (11.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 138 (8.77%) Migration
9 125 (7.95%) Business Analysis
10 121 (7.69%) PRINCE2
11 110 (6.99%) Change Management
12 95 (6.04%) Time Management
13 89 (5.66%) ITIL
14 77 (4.90%) Data Modelling
15 76 (4.83%) Scrum
15 76 (4.83%) Visualisation
16 75 (4.77%) Risk Management
17 74 (4.70%) ETL
18 72 (4.58%) Mathematics
18 72 (4.58%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 484 (30.77%) SQL
2 334 (21.23%) VBA
3 148 (9.41%) C#
4 120 (7.63%) Python
5 78 (4.96%) T-SQL
6 60 (3.81%) R
7 55 (3.50%) Java
8 39 (2.48%) C++
8 39 (2.48%) PowerShell
9 38 (2.42%) VB.NET
10 36 (2.29%) VB
11 30 (1.91%) PL/SQL
12 24 (1.53%) JavaScript
13 20 (1.27%) Bash Shell
14 18 (1.14%) Shell Script
15 16 (1.02%) Korn
16 14 (0.89%) C
16 14 (0.89%) Ruby
17 13 (0.83%) MATLAB
18 12 (0.76%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 169 (10.74%) Degree
2 58 (3.69%) Security Cleared
3 35 (2.23%) SC Cleared
4 30 (1.91%) PMP
5 25 (1.59%) PMI Certification
6 18 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
7 15 (0.95%) APMP
8 13 (0.83%) Numerate Degree
8 13 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 12 (0.76%) ACCA
9 12 (0.76%) CTC Cleared
10 10 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
11 9 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 8 (0.51%) CISSP
13 7 (0.45%) Master's Degree
14 6 (0.38%) DV Cleared
14 6 (0.38%) MCP
14 6 (0.38%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
15 5 (0.32%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 158 (10.04%) PMO
2 68 (4.32%) Data Quality
3 56 (3.56%) GDPR
4 55 (3.50%) QA
5 33 (2.10%) SLA
6 19 (1.21%) CDISC
7 14 (0.89%) IFRS
8 9 (0.57%) IFRS 9
9 7 (0.45%) MiFID
10 5 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
10 5 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 5 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.32%) Solvency II
11 3 (0.19%) ISO 22301
12 2 (0.13%) Basel II
12 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
13 1 (0.064%) COBIT
13 1 (0.064%) HL7
13 1 (0.064%) RMADS
System Software
1 67 (4.26%) Active Directory
2 17 (1.08%) Docker
3 16 (1.02%) HDFS
4 12 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.19%) VMware Server
6 3 (0.19%) XenApp
7 2 (0.13%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.064%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.064%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.064%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.064%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.064%) Veritas File System
8 1 (0.064%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.064%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.064%) vSphere
8 1 (0.064%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (1.34%) Puppet
2 19 (1.21%) Ansible
3 18 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (1.02%) Hadoop YARN
5 11 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
6 9 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 7 (0.45%) CA Single Sign-On
7 7 (0.45%) SCCM
8 4 (0.25%) Backup Exec
8 4 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.19%) Salt
9 3 (0.19%) WSUS
10 1 (0.064%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.064%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.064%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.064%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.064%) SnapMirror
10 1 (0.064%) SnapVault
10 1 (0.064%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 1 (0.064%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 563 (35.79%) Microsoft
2 149 (9.47%) Oracle
3 108 (6.87%) Tableau
4 103 (6.55%) SAP
5 48 (3.05%) Google
6 43 (2.73%) Adobe
7 39 (2.48%) Citrix
8 38 (2.42%) Cognos
8 38 (2.42%) ServiceNow
9 33 (2.10%) Bloomberg
10 32 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
11 26 (1.65%) IBM
11 26 (1.65%) Reuters
12 19 (1.21%) Cloudera
13 18 (1.14%) Cisco
14 15 (0.95%) Apple
14 15 (0.95%) Teradata
15 14 (0.89%) Capita
15 14 (0.89%) Snow
15 14 (0.89%) VMware