Period
to 16 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 69 58
Rank change year-on-year -12 -11 -19
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 1,426 1,639 1,707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.09% 3.65% 3.84%
As % of the Applications category 40.32% 44.02% 42.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 993 1,098 1,187
London median daily rate £405 £423 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.14% +12.67% -7.98%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £181
90th Percentile £625 £641 £550
England median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 57 56
London median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £17.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +25.52% +1.56%
10th Percentile £11.00 £13.59 £11.40
90th Percentile £45.00 £54.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £16.63 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +8.57% +16.67%

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 3,537 3,723 4,050
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 7.66% 8.28% 9.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,384 2,542 2,695
London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £150 £160 £160
90th Percentile £600 £600 £550
England median daily rate £375 £360 £340
% change year-on-year +4.17% +5.88% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 125 169
London median hourly rate £19.25 £21.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +27.27% -2.94%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.80 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.00 £50.00 £32.51
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +9.27%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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 -19 298 £425 +0.59% 102
West London +4 104 £325 +9.06% 45
South London -14 56 £500 +150.00% 10
East London -21 42 £450 +63.64% 11
North London -4 1 £250 -47.37% 5
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 561 (39.34%) Finance
2 511 (35.83%) Microsoft
3 502 (35.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 457 (32.05%) SQL
5 316 (22.16%) Microsoft Office
6 301 (21.11%) Project Management
7 278 (19.50%) VBA
8 268 (18.79%) Analytical Skills
9 264 (18.51%) MS Visio
10 256 (17.95%) SQL Server
11 252 (17.67%) Agile Software Development
12 205 (14.38%) Windows
13 191 (13.39%) Data Analysis
14 188 (13.18%) Problem-Solving
15 180 (12.62%) Banking
16 172 (12.06%) Business Intelligence
17 168 (11.78%) Analytics
18 166 (11.64%) Degree
19 165 (11.57%) Microsoft Project
20 160 (11.22%) SharePoint
21 153 (10.73%) Python
22 144 (10.10%) Stakeholder Management
23 143 (10.03%) Oracle
24 123 (8.63%) PMO
25 122 (8.56%) C#
26 112 (7.85%) Scrum
27 109 (7.64%) Migration
27 109 (7.64%) ETL
28 105 (7.36%) .NET
29 103 (7.22%) Power BI

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
1 160 (11.22%) SharePoint
2 55 (3.86%) IIS
3 43 (3.02%) SAS
4 37 (2.59%) Confluence
5 27 (1.89%) Apache
6 25 (1.75%) Tomcat
7 23 (1.61%) MS Exchange
8 22 (1.54%) Skype for Business
9 17 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
10 13 (0.91%) CMS
11 9 (0.63%) nginx
11 9 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
12 8 (0.56%) Apache Spark
12 8 (0.56%) K2 blackpearl
13 7 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
14 3 (0.21%) IBM Notes
14 3 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 3 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
15 1 (0.070%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 502 (35.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 316 (22.16%) Microsoft Office
3 264 (18.51%) MS Visio
4 165 (11.57%) Microsoft Project
5 73 (5.12%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.56%) SPSS
7 5 (0.35%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.28%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.21%) Windchill
10 2 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.14%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.14%) Stata
11 1 (0.070%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.070%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.070%) InDesign
11 1 (0.070%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 16 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.84%) HiPortfolio
4 8 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.35%) CA PPM
5 5 (0.35%) NetSuite
5 5 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (0.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 4 (0.28%) SAP HR
6 4 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
6 4 (0.28%) Workday HCM
7 3 (0.21%) Maximo
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle Assets
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.21%) SAP PLM
7 3 (0.21%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 76 (5.33%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (4.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 48 (3.37%) Office 365
4 47 (3.30%) Amazon S3
5 45 (3.16%) Amazon EC2
5 45 (3.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 16 (1.12%) OneDrive
7 13 (0.91%) GitHub
7 13 (0.91%) Google Analytics
8 12 (0.84%) G Suite
9 10 (0.70%) SaaS
10 7 (0.49%) Azure Data Factory
10 7 (0.49%) Yammer
11 6 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
11 6 (0.42%) IaaS
11 6 (0.42%) SuccessFactors
12 4 (0.28%) Adobe Analytics
12 4 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.28%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 27 (1.89%) Skype
2 25 (1.75%) DNS
3 23 (1.61%) LAN
3 23 (1.61%) WAN
4 22 (1.54%) Firewall
5 21 (1.47%) DHCP
6 20 (1.40%) Kerberos
6 20 (1.40%) SSL
6 20 (1.40%) VPN
7 19 (1.33%) Structured Cabling
7 19 (1.33%) TCP/IP
8 17 (1.19%) Internet
9 16 (1.12%) Cisco IOS
10 13 (0.91%) Wireless
11 11 (0.77%) VoIP
12 10 (0.70%) DMZ
12 10 (0.70%) SMS
13 8 (0.56%) Intranet
14 6 (0.42%) Network Security
14 6 (0.42%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 256 (17.95%) SQL Server
2 103 (7.22%) Power BI
3 95 (6.66%) Data Warehouse
4 76 (5.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 66 (4.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 58 (4.07%) Big Data
6 58 (4.07%) Hadoop
7 50 (3.51%) Apache Hive
8 49 (3.44%) Relational Database
9 48 (3.37%) Impala
9 48 (3.37%) Sqoop
10 46 (3.23%) MS Access
11 44 (3.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 33 (2.31%) BusinessObjects
13 27 (1.89%) SQL Server 2014
14 23 (1.61%) QlikView
15 22 (1.54%) SQL Server 2016
16 21 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
17 20 (1.40%) Oracle Database
18 17 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 94 (6.59%) JIRA
2 50 (3.51%) Jenkins
3 17 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (1.05%) Visual Studio
5 14 (0.98%) SpecFlow
6 12 (0.84%) Selenium
6 12 (0.84%) Subversion
7 9 (0.63%) Cucumber
7 9 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 7 (0.49%) Octopus Deploy
8 7 (0.49%) TeamCity
8 7 (0.49%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 6 (0.42%) Maven
9 6 (0.42%) RStudio
10 5 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
11 4 (0.28%) Git (software)
12 3 (0.21%) JUnit
12 3 (0.21%) Moq
12 3 (0.21%) MSTest
12 3 (0.21%) NUnit
General
1 561 (39.34%) Finance
2 180 (12.62%) Banking
3 86 (6.03%) Front Office
4 61 (4.28%) Investment Banking
5 56 (3.93%) Legal
6 55 (3.86%) Retail
7 52 (3.65%) Marketing
8 48 (3.37%) Law
9 31 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
10 24 (1.68%) Advertising
10 24 (1.68%) Telecoms
11 23 (1.61%) Back Office
12 22 (1.54%) Financial Institution
13 21 (1.47%) Publishing
14 12 (0.84%) German Language
15 11 (0.77%) Manufacturing
16 8 (0.56%) Greek Language
17 7 (0.49%) French Language
18 6 (0.42%) Billing
18 6 (0.42%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 506 (35.48%) Analyst
2 258 (18.09%) Developer
3 144 (10.10%) Data Analyst
4 125 (8.77%) Business Analyst
5 87 (6.10%) Project Manager
6 84 (5.89%) VBA Developer
7 65 (4.56%) Excel Developer
8 58 (4.07%) Administrator
9 50 (3.51%) Excel VBA Developer
10 48 (3.37%) C# Developer
11 47 (3.30%) Platform Engineer
12 45 (3.16%) Excel Analyst
13 44 (3.09%) SQL Developer
14 40 (2.81%) .NET Developer
14 40 (2.81%) SQL Analyst
14 40 (2.81%) Support Analyst
15 38 (2.66%) Coordinator
16 37 (2.59%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 34 (2.38%) Financial Analyst
18 32 (2.24%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (7.36%) .NET
2 34 (2.38%) XML
3 25 (1.75%) SailPoint
4 22 (1.54%) SAML
5 18 (1.26%) Web Services
6 15 (1.05%) Middleware
6 15 (1.05%) WPF
7 14 (0.98%) JSON
8 13 (0.91%) .NET Framework
8 13 (0.91%) HTML
9 12 (0.84%) ASP.NET
9 12 (0.84%) LDAP
9 12 (0.84%) MDX
10 11 (0.77%) WCF
11 10 (0.70%) ASP.NET Core
12 9 (0.63%) Pandas
12 9 (0.63%) SPNEGO
12 9 (0.63%) Windows Identity Foundation
12 9 (0.63%) WinForms
13 8 (0.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 268 (18.79%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 53 (3.72%) Wiki
4 48 (3.37%) Self-Motivation
5 43 (3.02%) Computer Science
6 42 (2.95%) Derivative
7 31 (2.17%) Fixed Income
8 24 (1.68%) Reinsurance
9 22 (1.54%) Virtual Team
10 20 (1.40%) FMCG
11 19 (1.33%) Equities
12 18 (1.26%) Blackberry
13 17 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
14 16 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 15 (1.05%) Hedge funds
15 15 (1.05%) User Experience
16 14 (0.98%) Data Centre
16 14 (0.98%) Data Structures
17 12 (0.84%) Market Risk
18 11 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 205 (14.38%) Windows
2 73 (5.12%) Windows 10
3 68 (4.77%) Unix
4 52 (3.65%) Windows 7
5 31 (2.17%) Windows Server
6 30 (2.10%) Android
7 28 (1.96%) Linux
8 20 (1.40%) Apple iOS
8 20 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (0.91%) Solaris
10 8 (0.56%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.28%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.14%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.070%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 301 (21.11%) Project Management
2 252 (17.67%) Agile Software Development
3 191 (13.39%) Data Analysis
4 188 (13.18%) Problem-Solving
5 172 (12.06%) Business Intelligence
6 168 (11.78%) Analytics
7 144 (10.10%) Stakeholder Management
8 112 (7.85%) Scrum
9 109 (7.64%) ETL
9 109 (7.64%) Migration
10 101 (7.08%) Change Management
11 93 (6.52%) ITIL
12 92 (6.45%) Test Automation
13 87 (6.10%) Asset Management
14 85 (5.96%) Business Analysis
15 76 (5.33%) Time Management
16 74 (5.19%) Continuous Integration
17 70 (4.91%) PRINCE2
18 66 (4.63%) Mathematics
19 65 (4.56%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 457 (32.05%) SQL
2 278 (19.50%) VBA
3 153 (10.73%) Python
4 122 (8.56%) C#
5 93 (6.52%) T-SQL
6 92 (6.45%) PowerShell
7 58 (4.07%) Shell Script
8 57 (4.00%) Korn
9 54 (3.79%) Java
10 50 (3.51%) VB
11 46 (3.23%) Bash Shell
12 42 (2.95%) R
13 32 (2.24%) VB.NET
14 29 (2.03%) PL/SQL
15 16 (1.12%) C++
16 15 (1.05%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 13 (0.91%) JavaScript
17 13 (0.91%) PHP
17 13 (0.91%) VBScript
18 12 (0.84%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 166 (11.64%) Degree
2 41 (2.88%) Security Cleared
3 32 (2.24%) SC Cleared
4 21 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (1.47%) Numerate Degree
5 13 (0.91%) PMI Certification
6 11 (0.77%) PMP
7 10 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 9 (0.63%) ISTQB
8 9 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (0.56%) MCSE
9 8 (0.56%) PhD
10 7 (0.49%) APMP
10 7 (0.49%) MCP
10 7 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 6 (0.42%) ACCA
11 6 (0.42%) ISEB
11 6 (0.42%) Master's Degree
12 5 (0.35%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (8.63%) PMO
2 73 (5.12%) QA
3 63 (4.42%) Data Quality
4 42 (2.95%) SLA
5 35 (2.45%) GDPR
6 10 (0.70%) MiFID
7 9 (0.63%) CDISC
8 7 (0.49%) IFRS
9 4 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (0.21%) IFRS 9
10 3 (0.21%) PMBOK
10 3 (0.21%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.14%) COBIT
11 2 (0.14%) Def Stans
11 2 (0.14%) EMIR
11 2 (0.14%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.070%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.070%) SEPA
12 1 (0.070%) TARGET2
System Software
1 73 (5.12%) Active Directory
2 47 (3.30%) HDFS
3 12 (0.84%) VMware Server
4 9 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (0.49%) Docker
6 5 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.21%) BitLocker
7 3 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.14%) XenApp
9 1 (0.070%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.070%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 53 (3.72%) Ansible
2 45 (3.16%) Hadoop YARN
2 45 (3.16%) Opscode Chef
2 45 (3.16%) Puppet
3 27 (1.89%) Single Sign-On
4 20 (1.40%) SCCM
5 13 (0.91%) Backup Exec
6 12 (0.84%) Oracle ZFS
6 12 (0.84%) WSUS
7 10 (0.70%) CA Single Sign-On
7 10 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (0.35%) Kubernetes
9 3 (0.21%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.21%) Cisco Prime
9 3 (0.21%) HP ALM
10 2 (0.14%) Cisco UCCX
10 2 (0.14%) Perfmon
10 2 (0.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 511 (35.83%) Microsoft
2 143 (10.03%) Oracle
3 90 (6.31%) Tableau
4 84 (5.89%) SAP
5 53 (3.72%) ServiceNow
6 45 (3.16%) Cloudera
7 40 (2.81%) Citrix
8 34 (2.38%) Cisco
9 33 (2.31%) Google
10 26 (1.82%) Adobe
11 22 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
12 21 (1.47%) CA
13 20 (1.40%) Cognos
14 19 (1.33%) Bloomberg
14 19 (1.33%) Ivanti
15 18 (1.26%) VMware
16 16 (1.12%) Reuters
16 16 (1.12%) Workday
17 15 (1.05%) Apple
17 15 (1.05%) Remedy