Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 63 45
Rank change year-on-year -7 -18 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 1,679 1,573 1,904
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.61% 3.76% 4.30%
As % of the Applications category 42.64% 42.88% 42.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,146 1,038 1,271
London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £185 £175 £180
90th Percentile £625 £564 £600
England median daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +4.29% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 59 59
London median hourly rate £21.50 £19.82 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.48% -0.90% +25.00%
10th Percentile £14.48 £11.40 £10.76
90th Percentile £45.13 £50.00 £43.45
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -

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 3,938 3,668 4,451
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 8.47% 8.76% 10.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,743 2,396 2,965
London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £150 £160 £158
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
England median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 165 218
London median hourly rate £20.50 £16.66 £16.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.09% -1.57% +5.75%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.39 £10.00
90th Percentile £38.75 £42.50 £33.00
England median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.13% +3.23% +3.33%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 19 January 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 -1 321 £403 +5.92% 77
West London -21 85 £300 -5.14% 67
South London -4 61 £325 +8.33% 6
East London +2 46 £300 +4.35% 22
North London -8 2 - - 6
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Excel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 620 (36.93%) Finance
2 564 (33.59%) Microsoft
3 533 (31.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 512 (30.49%) SQL
5 429 (25.55%) VBA
6 394 (23.47%) Microsoft Office
7 364 (21.68%) Analytical Skills
8 306 (18.23%) Banking
9 283 (16.86%) Project Management
10 247 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
11 245 (14.59%) SQL Server
12 221 (13.16%) C#
13 197 (11.73%) MS Visio
14 188 (11.20%) Business Intelligence
15 187 (11.14%) Degree
16 183 (10.90%) Analytics
17 179 (10.66%) Data Analysis
17 179 (10.66%) Stakeholder Management
18 177 (10.54%) Microsoft Project
19 176 (10.48%) Windows
20 171 (10.18%) .NET
21 157 (9.35%) Front Office
22 156 (9.29%) PMO
23 155 (9.23%) SharePoint
24 145 (8.64%) Oracle
25 134 (7.98%) Risk Management
26 129 (7.68%) Python
27 119 (7.09%) Security Cleared
28 118 (7.03%) PRINCE2
29 116 (6.91%) Spreadsheet

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
1 155 (9.23%) SharePoint
2 65 (3.87%) SAS
3 18 (1.07%) Skype for Business
4 17 (1.01%) CMS
4 17 (1.01%) Confluence
5 15 (0.89%) IIS
6 14 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
7 13 (0.77%) IBM Notes
8 12 (0.71%) Apache
8 12 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (0.48%) Tomcat
10 7 (0.42%) MS Exchange
11 6 (0.36%) nginx
12 5 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
14 3 (0.18%) JBoss
14 3 (0.18%) WebSphere
15 2 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2007
15 2 (0.12%) MS Project Server
15 2 (0.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 533 (31.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 394 (23.47%) Microsoft Office
3 197 (11.73%) MS Visio
4 177 (10.54%) Microsoft Project
5 116 (6.91%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (0.71%) InfoPath
6 12 (0.71%) SPSS
7 11 (0.66%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
8 7 (0.42%) Stata
9 6 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 6 (0.36%) InDesign
10 3 (0.18%) Acrobat
10 3 (0.18%) AutoCAD
10 3 (0.18%) Revit
11 1 (0.060%) Doxygen
11 1 (0.060%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.060%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 24 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (0.48%) NetSuite
2 8 (0.48%) Unit4 Business World
3 6 (0.36%) Kondor
4 5 (0.30%) Infor CRM
4 5 (0.30%) Markit EDM
4 5 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 5 (0.30%) SAP R/3
4 5 (0.30%) Temenos Globus
4 5 (0.30%) WebTrends
5 4 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.24%) SimCorp Dimension
5 4 (0.24%) Temenos T24
6 3 (0.18%) CA PPM
6 3 (0.18%) Eloqua
6 3 (0.18%) Maximo
6 3 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.18%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.18%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 52 (3.10%) Office 365
2 29 (1.73%) Google Analytics
3 19 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (0.95%) Adobe Analytics
5 15 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
5 15 (0.89%) SaaS
6 10 (0.60%) OneDrive
7 9 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (0.36%) G Suite
8 6 (0.36%) GitHub
9 5 (0.30%) AdWords
9 5 (0.30%) Google Drive
9 5 (0.30%) IBM Blueworks
9 5 (0.30%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 3 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 3 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
10 3 (0.18%) Yammer
11 2 (0.12%) Google Tag Manager
11 2 (0.12%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.31%) WAN
2 21 (1.25%) Skype
3 20 (1.19%) LAN
4 19 (1.13%) Internet
5 16 (0.95%) SMS
5 16 (0.95%) TCP/IP
6 12 (0.71%) Cisco IOS
7 9 (0.54%) Intranet
7 9 (0.54%) VPN
8 8 (0.48%) Fibre Channel
8 8 (0.48%) SSL
8 8 (0.48%) Wireless
9 6 (0.36%) DNS
9 6 (0.36%) Firewall
9 6 (0.36%) Kerberos
9 6 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (0.30%) Ethernet
10 5 (0.30%) MPLS
10 5 (0.30%) Telepresence
11 3 (0.18%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 245 (14.59%) SQL Server
2 95 (5.66%) Power BI
3 81 (4.82%) Data Warehouse
4 79 (4.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 78 (4.65%) MS Access
6 77 (4.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 53 (3.16%) Relational Database
8 40 (2.38%) Oracle Database
8 40 (2.38%) QlikView
9 38 (2.26%) Big Data
10 35 (2.08%) BusinessObjects
11 32 (1.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 30 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
13 25 (1.49%) PowerPivot
13 25 (1.49%) SQL Server 2016
14 24 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
14 24 (1.43%) SQL Server 2014
15 22 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
16 21 (1.25%) Data Mining
16 21 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 73 (4.35%) JIRA
2 26 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (1.43%) Selenium
4 18 (1.07%) Subversion
5 16 (0.95%) Cucumber
6 15 (0.89%) SpecFlow
7 12 (0.71%) Visual Studio
8 11 (0.66%) JMeter
9 10 (0.60%) Git (software)
10 8 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 7 (0.42%) Maven
12 4 (0.24%) Ant
12 4 (0.24%) HP UFT
12 4 (0.24%) LoadRunner
12 4 (0.24%) MSTest
12 4 (0.24%) SoapUI
12 4 (0.24%) XMLSpy
13 3 (0.18%) Toad
13 3 (0.18%) TortoiseSVN
13 3 (0.18%) WebDriver
General
1 620 (36.93%) Finance
2 306 (18.23%) Banking
3 157 (9.35%) Front Office
4 107 (6.37%) Investment Banking
5 106 (6.31%) Marketing
6 65 (3.87%) Legal
7 62 (3.69%) Retail
8 45 (2.68%) Telecoms
9 26 (1.55%) Advertising
10 23 (1.37%) Law
11 19 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
12 17 (1.01%) Back Office
12 17 (1.01%) Retail Banking
13 15 (0.89%) Billing
14 14 (0.83%) Manufacturing
15 12 (0.71%) Financial Institution
16 10 (0.60%) French Language
17 9 (0.54%) German Language
17 9 (0.54%) Local Government
17 9 (0.54%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 612 (36.45%) Analyst
2 359 (21.38%) Developer
3 187 (11.14%) Business Analyst
4 148 (8.81%) Data Analyst
5 94 (5.60%) C# Developer
5 94 (5.60%) VBA Developer
6 90 (5.36%) Project Manager
7 73 (4.35%) Excel Developer
8 69 (4.11%) SQL Developer
9 65 (3.87%) Excel VBA Developer
10 61 (3.63%) .NET Developer
11 59 (3.51%) Consultant
12 55 (3.28%) Coordinator
13 48 (2.86%) Junior
13 48 (2.86%) Senior Analyst
14 43 (2.56%) C# .NET Developer
14 43 (2.56%) Report Analyst
15 42 (2.50%) RAD Developer
16 41 (2.44%) Risk Analyst
17 40 (2.38%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (10.18%) .NET
2 79 (4.71%) XML
3 69 (4.11%) HTML
4 59 (3.51%) .NET Framework
5 45 (2.68%) CSS
6 36 (2.14%) Web Services
7 21 (1.25%) WinForms
8 18 (1.07%) ASP.NET
8 18 (1.07%) REST
9 16 (0.95%) jQuery
9 16 (0.95%) WCF
10 15 (0.89%) JSON
10 15 (0.89%) WPF
11 12 (0.71%) HTML5
12 11 (0.66%) MDX
12 11 (0.66%) SailPoint
13 10 (0.60%) COM
13 10 (0.60%) Entity Framework
13 10 (0.60%) SOAP
14 9 (0.54%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 364 (21.68%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (5.18%) Management Information System
3 80 (4.76%) Fixed Income
4 77 (4.59%) Derivative
5 61 (3.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 39 (2.32%) Computer Science
7 35 (2.08%) Credit Risk
7 35 (2.08%) Market Risk
8 30 (1.79%) Equities
9 27 (1.61%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 26 (1.55%) Data Structures
11 21 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
12 16 (0.95%) NHS
12 16 (0.95%) Social Media
13 15 (0.89%) FMCG
14 13 (0.77%) Data Centre
14 13 (0.77%) User Experience
15 12 (0.71%) Blackberry
15 12 (0.71%) Virtual Team
16 11 (0.66%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 176 (10.48%) Windows
2 40 (2.38%) Windows 10
3 37 (2.20%) Windows 7
4 34 (2.03%) Unix
5 30 (1.79%) Android
6 29 (1.73%) Linux
7 22 (1.31%) Windows Server
8 20 (1.19%) Apple iOS
9 8 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.30%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.12%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.060%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.060%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (16.86%) Project Management
2 247 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
3 188 (11.20%) Business Intelligence
4 183 (10.90%) Analytics
5 179 (10.66%) Data Analysis
5 179 (10.66%) Stakeholder Management
6 134 (7.98%) Risk Management
7 118 (7.03%) PRINCE2
8 111 (6.61%) Migration
9 109 (6.49%) Business Analysis
10 96 (5.72%) Change Management
11 92 (5.48%) Visualisation
12 88 (5.24%) Asset Management
13 83 (4.94%) User Acceptance Testing
14 82 (4.88%) CRM
15 80 (4.76%) Data Management
16 76 (4.53%) SDLC
17 71 (4.23%) Data Modelling
18 66 (3.93%) ETL
19 65 (3.87%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 512 (30.49%) SQL
2 429 (25.55%) VBA
3 221 (13.16%) C#
4 129 (7.68%) Python
5 82 (4.88%) C++
6 74 (4.41%) Java
6 74 (4.41%) T-SQL
7 68 (4.05%) VB
8 62 (3.69%) JavaScript
9 54 (3.22%) VB.NET
10 44 (2.62%) R
11 38 (2.26%) PL/SQL
12 32 (1.91%) C
13 22 (1.31%) VBScript
14 21 (1.25%) PowerShell
15 18 (1.07%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 18 (1.07%) PHP
16 17 (1.01%) MATLAB
16 17 (1.01%) Perl
17 9 (0.54%) AWK
Qualifications
1 187 (11.14%) Degree
2 119 (7.09%) Security Cleared
3 79 (4.71%) SC Cleared
4 24 (1.43%) PMI Certification
5 20 (1.19%) PMP
5 20 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 19 (1.13%) ISEB
7 17 (1.01%) APMP
7 17 (1.01%) DV Cleared
8 16 (0.95%) CTC Cleared
9 15 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
10 13 (0.77%) ACCA
11 12 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 12 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
13 10 (0.60%) CIMA
14 8 (0.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 8 (0.48%) MBA
15 6 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (9.29%) PMO
2 95 (5.66%) QA
3 64 (3.81%) Data Quality
4 39 (2.32%) GDPR
5 23 (1.37%) MiFID
6 12 (0.71%) SLA
7 11 (0.66%) Basel II
7 11 (0.66%) Solvency II
8 10 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 9 (0.54%) IFRS
9 9 (0.54%) PCI DSS
10 8 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 7 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
12 5 (0.30%) CDISC
13 4 (0.24%) COSO
13 4 (0.24%) Def Stans
13 4 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
13 4 (0.24%) IFRS 9
13 4 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 3 (0.18%) EMIR
System Software
1 33 (1.97%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.60%) Hyper-V
3 7 (0.42%) Docker
4 4 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (0.18%) Cronacle
5 3 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.12%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.12%) XenApp
7 1 (0.060%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 26 (1.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 15 (0.89%) SCCM
3 10 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (0.36%) CA Single Sign-On
5 3 (0.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 3 (0.18%) DatAdvantage
5 3 (0.18%) TeamSite
6 2 (0.12%) Control-M
6 2 (0.12%) Nessus
7 1 (0.060%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.060%) Ansible
7 1 (0.060%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.060%) CA Endevor
7 1 (0.060%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.060%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.060%) PaperCut
7 1 (0.060%) RSA Archer
7 1 (0.060%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 564 (33.59%) Microsoft
2 145 (8.64%) Oracle
3 96 (5.72%) Tableau
4 52 (3.10%) SAP
5 47 (2.80%) Google
6 46 (2.74%) Salesforce.com
7 41 (2.44%) Citrix
8 34 (2.03%) Bloomberg
9 33 (1.97%) Cognos
10 30 (1.79%) Adobe
11 27 (1.61%) Cisco
12 22 (1.31%) ServiceNow
13 20 (1.19%) Reuters
14 18 (1.07%) HP
15 14 (0.83%) IBM
16 13 (0.77%) Lotus
17 11 (0.66%) Murex
17 11 (0.66%) VMware
17 11 (0.66%) Workday
18 10 (0.60%) Charles River