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 3 months to 23 June 2017 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 52 39
Rank change year-on-year -15 -13  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 751 808 1068
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.63% 3.74% 4.56%
As % of the Applications category 44.49% 41.44% 43.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 594 718
Median daily rate £413 £375 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.06% -8.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +1.56% -1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 19 39
Median hourly rate £24.14 £18.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.72% +17.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £14.86 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £26.78 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year - +10.71%  

Microsoft Excel is in the software application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Software Application Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 1688 1950 2474
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 8.16% 9.01% 10.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1097 1395 1615
Median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £178 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £530 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year +3.84% +1.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 71 140
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.42% +2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £26.25 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.64 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -5.21% +13.79%  

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Microsoft Excel as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -8 124 £410 +9.33% 50
Croydon +1 7 £406 +113.81% 2
Westminster - 6 £220 -
Docklands, London 0 5 £388 -16.21%
New Malden -4 5 - -
Canary Wharf -5 5 £475 -5.00%
Uxbridge -2 4 - - 2
West Drayton - 4 £125 - 1
Brentford -2 3 £278 -
West End of London +9 1 - - 4
Hounslow +4 1 - - 2
Feltham +3 1 - -
Romford +2 1 - - 1
Bromley -3 1 - -
Chiswick - 1 £200 -
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, 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.

1 527 (37.14%) Finance
2 475 (33.47%) Microsoft
3 450 (31.71%) SQL
4 417 (29.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 347 (24.45%) Microsoft Office
6 325 (22.90%) VBA
7 262 (18.46%) Analytical Skills
8 247 (17.41%) Banking
9 221 (15.57%) MS Visio
10 213 (15.01%) Agile Software Development
11 209 (14.73%) SQL Server
12 203 (14.31%) Project Management
13 175 (12.33%) Degree
14 167 (11.77%) Data Analysis
15 157 (11.06%) Windows
16 147 (10.36%) Microsoft Project
17 146 (10.29%) Analytics
18 143 (10.08%) C#
18 143 (10.08%) Business Intelligence
19 139 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
20 131 (9.23%) SharePoint
21 127 (8.95%) .NET
22 113 (7.96%) PRINCE2
23 112 (7.89%) PMO
24 108 (7.61%) Oracle
24 108 (7.61%) Front Office
25 98 (6.91%) Migration
26 93 (6.55%) Change Management
27 92 (6.48%) Risk Management
28 89 (6.27%) Management Information System

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
1 131 (9.23%) SharePoint
2 66 (4.65%) SAS
3 28 (1.97%) CMS
4 26 (1.83%) Confluence
5 7 (0.49%) IBM Notes
5 7 (0.49%) MS Exchange
6 6 (0.42%) JBoss
6 6 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (0.35%) IIS
7 5 (0.35%) MS Project Server
8 4 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.28%) Drupal
8 4 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.14%) Apache Qpid
9 2 (0.14%) CICS
9 2 (0.14%) Documentum
9 2 (0.14%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.14%) WebORB
9 2 (0.14%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 417 (29.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 347 (24.45%) Microsoft Office
3 221 (15.57%) MS Visio
4 147 (10.36%) Microsoft Project
5 80 (5.64%) Spreadsheet
6 24 (1.69%) SPSS
7 8 (0.56%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.56%) Stata
8 5 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.21%) S-PLUS
10 2 (0.14%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.14%) EViews
10 2 (0.14%) InDesign
11 1 (0.070%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.070%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 19 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.85%) FastStats
3 8 (0.56%) Eloqua
4 6 (0.42%) CA PPM
4 6 (0.42%) Cognos TM1
4 6 (0.42%) Primavera
4 6 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 5 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.35%) Summit
6 4 (0.28%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 3 (0.21%) FastStats PeopleStage
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.21%) SAP CO
7 3 (0.21%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.21%) WebTrends
8 2 (0.14%) Endur
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.14%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 51 (3.59%) Office 365
2 25 (1.76%) Google Analytics
3 21 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (1.06%) G Suite
5 11 (0.78%) SaaS
6 8 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (0.42%) AdWords
8 5 (0.35%) Adobe Analytics
8 5 (0.35%) GitHub
9 4 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.21%) Google Drive
10 3 (0.21%) Slack
10 3 (0.21%) Trello
11 2 (0.14%) Amazon Kinesis
11 2 (0.14%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.14%) IaaS
11 2 (0.14%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.14%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.41%) Firewall
2 18 (1.27%) Internet
3 17 (1.20%) WAN
4 15 (1.06%) LAN
4 15 (1.06%) VoIP
5 14 (0.99%) HTTP
5 14 (0.99%) TCP/IP
5 14 (0.99%) VPN
6 11 (0.78%) NAS
7 9 (0.63%) DNS
8 8 (0.56%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (0.56%) DHCP
8 8 (0.56%) Network Security
8 8 (0.56%) Wireshark
9 7 (0.49%) Ethernet
9 7 (0.49%) MPLS
9 7 (0.49%) SAN
9 7 (0.49%) SSL
10 6 (0.42%) Intranet
11 4 (0.28%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 209 (14.73%) SQL Server
2 88 (6.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 80 (5.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 61 (4.30%) Power BI
5 58 (4.09%) Data Warehouse
6 55 (3.88%) MS Access
7 43 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 39 (2.75%) Relational Database
9 36 (2.54%) SQL Server 2008
10 28 (1.97%) BusinessObjects
11 24 (1.69%) OLAP
12 23 (1.62%) Data Mining
13 20 (1.41%) Big Data
14 19 (1.34%) QlikView
15 18 (1.27%) Oracle Database
15 18 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
16 16 (1.13%) Hadoop
16 16 (1.13%) MySQL
17 13 (0.92%) PowerPivot
18 11 (0.78%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 57 (4.02%) JIRA
2 20 (1.41%) Selenium
2 20 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (1.06%) Cucumber
3 15 (1.06%) Visual Studio
4 12 (0.85%) Subversion
5 10 (0.70%) Maven
6 9 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 8 (0.56%) Ant
8 7 (0.49%) Toad
9 6 (0.42%) NetBeans
9 6 (0.42%) Talend Open Studio
9 6 (0.42%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 5 (0.35%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.28%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.28%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.28%) ERwin
11 4 (0.28%) Oracle APEX
11 4 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
12 3 (0.21%) Artifactory
General
1 527 (37.14%) Finance
2 247 (17.41%) Banking
3 108 (7.61%) Front Office
4 79 (5.57%) Investment Banking
5 71 (5.00%) Retail
6 70 (4.93%) Legal
7 63 (4.44%) Marketing
8 35 (2.47%) Telecoms
9 28 (1.97%) Law
10 27 (1.90%) Back Office
11 24 (1.69%) Financial Institution
12 22 (1.55%) Publishing
13 21 (1.48%) Advertising
14 15 (1.06%) French Language
15 14 (0.99%) Retail Banking
16 12 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
17 10 (0.70%) Billing
18 9 (0.63%) Manufacturing
19 7 (0.49%) Dutch Language
20 6 (0.42%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 584 (41.16%) Analyst
2 275 (19.38%) Developer
3 156 (10.99%) Business Analyst
4 153 (10.78%) Data Analyst
5 73 (5.14%) Project Manager
6 66 (4.65%) SQL Analyst
7 64 (4.51%) Excel Developer
8 60 (4.23%) VBA Developer
9 59 (4.16%) C# Developer
10 57 (4.02%) Excel Analyst
11 50 (3.52%) SQL Developer
12 46 (3.24%) Excel VBA Developer
13 44 (3.10%) SQL Data Analyst
14 42 (2.96%) Consultant
14 42 (2.96%) Technical Analyst
15 41 (2.89%) .NET Developer
15 41 (2.89%) Junior
16 39 (2.75%) Support Analyst
17 37 (2.61%) Service Analyst
18 35 (2.47%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (8.95%) .NET
2 55 (3.88%) XML
3 35 (2.47%) HTML
4 34 (2.40%) Web Services
5 21 (1.48%) MDX
6 18 (1.27%) ASP.NET
7 17 (1.20%) WinForms
8 16 (1.13%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 16 (1.13%) STL
9 15 (1.06%) .NET Framework
9 15 (1.06%) CSS
10 12 (0.85%) WCF
10 12 (0.85%) WPF
11 11 (0.78%) Middleware
12 10 (0.70%) JSON
13 9 (0.63%) D3.js
14 8 (0.56%) AngularJS
14 8 (0.56%) COM
14 8 (0.56%) Spring
15 7 (0.49%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 262 (18.46%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (6.27%) Management Information System
3 68 (4.79%) Derivative
4 58 (4.09%) Fixed Income
5 52 (3.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 44 (3.10%) Computer Science
7 31 (2.18%) Hedge funds
8 29 (2.04%) Data Protection Act
9 28 (1.97%) NHS
10 26 (1.83%) Market Risk
11 24 (1.69%) Credit Risk
11 24 (1.69%) Equities
12 21 (1.48%) Virtual Team
13 20 (1.41%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 19 (1.34%) User Experience
15 17 (1.20%) Swaptions
16 16 (1.13%) Data Centre
16 16 (1.13%) Data Structures
16 16 (1.13%) Reference Data
17 15 (1.06%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 157 (11.06%) Windows
2 36 (2.54%) Windows Server
3 34 (2.40%) Linux
3 34 (2.40%) Unix
4 23 (1.62%) Windows 10
5 20 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (1.06%) Windows 7
8 14 (0.99%) Android
9 13 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (0.63%) Apple iOS
10 9 (0.63%) Windows XP
11 7 (0.49%) SUSE
12 5 (0.35%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.28%) AIX
13 4 (0.28%) Solaris
14 3 (0.21%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.21%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 2 (0.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (15.01%) Agile Software Development
2 203 (14.31%) Project Management
3 167 (11.77%) Data Analysis
4 146 (10.29%) Analytics
5 143 (10.08%) Business Intelligence
6 139 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
7 113 (7.96%) PRINCE2
8 98 (6.91%) Migration
9 93 (6.55%) Change Management
10 92 (6.48%) Risk Management
11 89 (6.27%) ITIL
12 85 (5.99%) Data Modelling
13 66 (4.65%) User Acceptance Testing
14 65 (4.58%) Business Analysis
15 64 (4.51%) Data Management
16 63 (4.44%) ERP
16 63 (4.44%) ETL
16 63 (4.44%) Programme Management
17 62 (4.37%) Validation
18 61 (4.30%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 450 (31.71%) SQL
2 325 (22.90%) VBA
3 143 (10.08%) C#
4 70 (4.93%) Python
5 59 (4.16%) T-SQL
6 52 (3.66%) C++
7 51 (3.59%) Java
8 48 (3.38%) R
9 42 (2.96%) VB
10 40 (2.82%) JavaScript
11 30 (2.11%) PowerShell
12 29 (2.04%) VB.NET
13 21 (1.48%) C
14 16 (1.13%) MATLAB
15 13 (0.92%) VBScript
16 12 (0.85%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 11 (0.78%) Perl
18 10 (0.70%) PL/SQL
19 8 (0.56%) Shell Script
19 8 (0.56%) VB6
Qualifications
1 175 (12.33%) Degree
2 88 (6.20%) Security Cleared
3 66 (4.65%) SC Cleared
4 23 (1.62%) PMI Certification
4 23 (1.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 18 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
6 16 (1.13%) PMP
7 14 (0.99%) Numerate Degree
8 13 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
8 13 (0.92%) DV Cleared
9 12 (0.85%) CTC Cleared
9 12 (0.85%) ISEB
10 11 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 10 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (0.56%) CCNP
13 8 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 6 (0.42%) Master's Degree
15 6 (0.42%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (7.89%) PMO
2 62 (4.37%) QA
3 55 (3.88%) Data Quality
4 33 (2.33%) SLA
5 22 (1.55%) MiFID
6 17 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
7 14 (0.99%) GDPR
8 8 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (0.49%) COBIT
9 7 (0.49%) EMIR
9 7 (0.49%) Solvency II
10 6 (0.42%) Basel II
10 6 (0.42%) Dodd-Frank
11 5 (0.35%) Basel III
11 5 (0.35%) IFRS
11 5 (0.35%) IFRS 9
11 5 (0.35%) P3O
12 4 (0.28%) ISO 20022
13 3 (0.21%) Actionable Recommendations
13 3 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 41 (2.89%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.21%) vSphere
5 2 (0.14%) Time Sharing Option
5 2 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.070%) Cronacle
6 1 (0.070%) HDFS
6 1 (0.070%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.070%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.070%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (0.92%) SCCM
2 10 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.28%) BladeLogic
3 4 (0.28%) SCOM
3 4 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.21%) DatAdvantage
4 3 (0.21%) vCenter Server
5 2 (0.14%) AppDNA
6 1 (0.070%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.070%) Ansible
6 1 (0.070%) Aspera SmartTrack
6 1 (0.070%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.070%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.070%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.070%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.070%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.070%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.070%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.070%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.070%) Puppet
Vendors
1 475 (33.47%) Microsoft
2 108 (7.61%) Oracle
3 60 (4.23%) SAP
4 55 (3.88%) Tableau
5 46 (3.24%) Google
6 35 (2.47%) Bloomberg
7 31 (2.18%) Cisco
8 23 (1.62%) Sybase
9 22 (1.55%) Remedy
9 22 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
10 21 (1.48%) IBM
11 18 (1.27%) Cognos
12 15 (1.06%) ServiceNow
13 14 (0.99%) Adobe
13 14 (0.99%) MicroStrategy
13 14 (0.99%) VMware
14 13 (0.92%) Citrix
14 13 (0.92%) Reuters
15 12 (0.85%) Dell
15 12 (0.85%) HP
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
South West London
LA International
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £150.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Comtecs
Rate: £180 - £200 Per Day to £200 p/day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £17 - £19 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 2 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £360.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £12 - £14 per hour +
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £200.00 - £285.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £360 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £20 - £23 per hour +
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
I3
Rate: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £17 - £19 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Red10
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £650.00 - £730.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Drayton, Middlesex
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £120 - £140 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + MARKET RATE
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago