Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 70 64
Rank change year-on-year -5 -6 -19
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 1,558 1,732 1,686
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.35% 3.65% 3.78%
As % of the Applications category 43.54% 43.40% 42.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,077 1,180 1,129
London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £200 £185 £181
90th Percentile £633 £638 £550
England median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 57 58
London median hourly rate £19.33 £21.00 £18.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.95% +11.05% +2.22%
10th Percentile £10.88 £13.33 £11.79
90th Percentile £47.09 £44.20 £50.00
England median hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -15.79% +5.56% +15.20%

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 3,578 3,991 3,975
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 7.70% 8.40% 8.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,390 2,777 2,583
London median daily rate £400 £380 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +1.33%
10th Percentile £155 £153 £163
90th Percentile £600 £613 £575
England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 135 169
London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.32% +24.24% -2.94%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.35 £11.35
90th Percentile £47.25 £37.02 £39.60
England median hourly rate £15.96 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -0.25% - +6.67%

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 15 December 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 15 December 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 15 December 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 -12 335 £450 +5.88% 61
West London +31 133 £325 +20.71% 63
South London -6 71 £493 +64.17% 11
East London -37 39 £415 +50.91% 13
North London -4 2 £250 - 6
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 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.

1 572 (36.71%) Finance
2 548 (35.17%) Microsoft
3 534 (34.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 523 (33.57%) SQL
5 326 (20.92%) Microsoft Office
6 316 (20.28%) Analytical Skills
7 310 (19.90%) SQL Server
8 306 (19.64%) VBA
9 296 (19.00%) Project Management
10 271 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
11 257 (16.50%) MS Visio
12 218 (13.99%) Data Analysis
13 215 (13.80%) Degree
14 186 (11.94%) Analytics
14 186 (11.94%) Problem-Solving
15 183 (11.75%) Business Intelligence
16 177 (11.36%) Windows
17 170 (10.91%) Python
18 169 (10.85%) Banking
19 158 (10.14%) Microsoft Project
20 154 (9.88%) Oracle
21 144 (9.24%) Stakeholder Management
22 143 (9.18%) SharePoint
23 132 (8.47%) Migration
24 131 (8.41%) Scrum
25 129 (8.28%) Change Management
26 125 (8.02%) Data Warehouse
27 120 (7.70%) ETL
28 118 (7.57%) C#
29 117 (7.51%) JIRA

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
1 143 (9.18%) SharePoint
2 62 (3.98%) IIS
3 40 (2.57%) Confluence
4 39 (2.50%) SAS
5 36 (2.31%) Apache
6 35 (2.25%) Tomcat
7 18 (1.16%) MS Exchange
8 17 (1.09%) CMS
8 17 (1.09%) Skype for Business
9 15 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
10 11 (0.71%) nginx
11 9 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
12 8 (0.51%) K2 blackpearl
13 7 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
14 4 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 3 (0.19%) Apache Spark
15 3 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
16 2 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
16 2 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 534 (34.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 326 (20.92%) Microsoft Office
3 257 (16.50%) MS Visio
4 158 (10.14%) Microsoft Project
5 81 (5.20%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.32%) Acrobat
6 5 (0.32%) SPSS
7 4 (0.26%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.19%) Windchill
9 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.13%) Stata
10 1 (0.064%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.064%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.064%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 14 (0.90%) HiPortfolio
2 12 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.58%) Cognos TM1
4 8 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
5 7 (0.45%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 6 (0.39%) NetSuite
6 6 (0.39%) Oracle Assets
7 4 (0.26%) CA PPM
7 4 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.26%) SAP HR
7 4 (0.26%) Workday HCM
8 3 (0.19%) Markit EDM
8 3 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.19%) Primavera
8 3 (0.19%) thinkFolio
8 3 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 75 (4.81%) Amazon AWS
2 73 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (3.34%) Office 365
4 40 (2.57%) Amazon S3
5 38 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
6 36 (2.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 19 (1.22%) OpenShift
8 15 (0.96%) GitHub
8 15 (0.96%) SaaS
9 14 (0.90%) OneDrive
10 13 (0.83%) G Suite
11 12 (0.77%) Azure Data Factory
12 9 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
13 8 (0.51%) Google Analytics
13 8 (0.51%) IaaS
14 7 (0.45%) Adobe Analytics
15 6 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
16 5 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
16 5 (0.32%) Yammer
17 4 (0.26%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 31 (1.99%) WAN
2 29 (1.86%) LAN
3 26 (1.67%) Firewall
3 26 (1.67%) Skype
4 23 (1.48%) SSL
4 23 (1.48%) VPN
5 22 (1.41%) Kerberos
6 20 (1.28%) DNS
7 18 (1.16%) DHCP
7 18 (1.16%) TCP/IP
8 16 (1.03%) Wireshark
9 15 (0.96%) Cisco IOS
9 15 (0.96%) Structured Cabling
9 15 (0.96%) Wireless
10 14 (0.90%) VoIP
11 12 (0.77%) Internet
11 12 (0.77%) Network Security
12 11 (0.71%) SMS
13 10 (0.64%) DMZ
14 7 (0.45%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 310 (19.90%) SQL Server
2 125 (8.02%) Data Warehouse
3 108 (6.93%) Power BI
4 100 (6.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 78 (5.01%) Relational Database
6 77 (4.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 70 (4.49%) MS Access
8 53 (3.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 51 (3.27%) SQL Server 2014
10 47 (3.02%) Hadoop
11 44 (2.82%) Big Data
12 41 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
13 40 (2.57%) Apache Hive
14 39 (2.50%) SQL Server 2016
15 38 (2.44%) Sqoop
16 37 (2.37%) Impala
17 30 (1.93%) BusinessObjects
18 28 (1.80%) PowerPivot
19 20 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
19 20 (1.28%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 117 (7.51%) JIRA
2 60 (3.85%) Jenkins
3 22 (1.41%) Git (software)
4 19 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (0.96%) Visual Studio
6 14 (0.90%) Subversion
7 13 (0.83%) SpecFlow
8 9 (0.58%) Selenium
8 9 (0.58%) TeamCity
9 8 (0.51%) Maven
9 8 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
10 7 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 6 (0.39%) Cucumber
11 6 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (0.32%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
13 4 (0.26%) Eclipse
13 4 (0.26%) Moq
13 4 (0.26%) NUnit
13 4 (0.26%) RStudio
14 3 (0.19%) MSTest
General
1 572 (36.71%) Finance
2 169 (10.85%) Banking
3 73 (4.69%) Front Office
4 65 (4.17%) Retail
5 56 (3.59%) Marketing
6 55 (3.53%) Investment Banking
7 49 (3.15%) Law
8 41 (2.63%) Legal
9 39 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
10 29 (1.86%) Telecoms
11 25 (1.60%) Back Office
12 19 (1.22%) Advertising
13 15 (0.96%) Greek Language
14 14 (0.90%) Publishing
15 12 (0.77%) German Language
16 11 (0.71%) Financial Institution
16 11 (0.71%) General Ledger
16 11 (0.71%) Manufacturing
17 10 (0.64%) Billing
17 10 (0.64%) French Language
Job Titles
1 576 (36.97%) Analyst
2 317 (20.35%) Developer
3 150 (9.63%) Business Analyst
4 147 (9.44%) Data Analyst
5 95 (6.10%) VBA Developer
6 85 (5.46%) Project Manager
7 73 (4.69%) Excel Developer
8 65 (4.17%) SQL Developer
9 57 (3.66%) Excel Analyst
10 56 (3.59%) Administrator
11 51 (3.27%) Excel VBA Developer
12 50 (3.21%) C# Developer
13 48 (3.08%) SQL Analyst
14 46 (2.95%) Coordinator
15 41 (2.63%) .NET Developer
16 38 (2.44%) Consultant
16 38 (2.44%) Platform Engineer
17 35 (2.25%) Financial Analyst
18 34 (2.18%) Support Analyst
18 34 (2.18%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (7.06%) .NET
2 41 (2.63%) JSON
3 37 (2.37%) SailPoint
4 36 (2.31%) XML
5 32 (2.05%) HTML
6 29 (1.86%) Web Services
7 24 (1.54%) CSS
7 24 (1.54%) SAML
8 23 (1.48%) REST
9 22 (1.41%) AngularJS
10 21 (1.35%) WPF
11 20 (1.28%) D3.js
11 20 (1.28%) SOAP
12 19 (1.22%) CSS3
12 19 (1.22%) HTML5
12 19 (1.22%) jQuery
12 19 (1.22%) JSP
12 19 (1.22%) Node.js
13 18 (1.16%) JSTL
13 18 (1.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 316 (20.28%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (5.58%) Management Information System
3 54 (3.47%) Self-Motivation
4 51 (3.27%) Derivative
5 44 (2.82%) Wiki
6 42 (2.70%) Fixed Income
7 32 (2.05%) Reinsurance
8 29 (1.86%) FMCG
9 28 (1.80%) Equities
10 26 (1.67%) Virtual Team
11 25 (1.60%) Data Structures
12 22 (1.41%) Clustering
13 21 (1.35%) Hedge funds
14 20 (1.28%) Fat Client
14 20 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 20 (1.28%) Thin Client
15 19 (1.22%) Linux Command Line
16 18 (1.16%) User Experience
17 16 (1.03%) Credit Derivative
18 13 (0.83%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 177 (11.36%) Windows
2 71 (4.56%) Windows 10
3 61 (3.92%) Unix
4 46 (2.95%) Windows 7
5 39 (2.50%) Linux
6 31 (1.99%) Windows Server
7 18 (1.16%) Android
7 18 (1.16%) Ubuntu
8 16 (1.03%) Apple iOS
8 16 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (0.96%) Solaris
10 4 (0.26%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.064%) OS/400
12 1 (0.064%) SUSE
12 1 (0.064%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 296 (19.00%) Project Management
2 271 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
3 218 (13.99%) Data Analysis
4 186 (11.94%) Analytics
4 186 (11.94%) Problem-Solving
5 183 (11.75%) Business Intelligence
6 144 (9.24%) Stakeholder Management
7 132 (8.47%) Migration
8 131 (8.41%) Scrum
9 129 (8.28%) Change Management
10 120 (7.70%) ETL
11 112 (7.19%) Asset Management
12 102 (6.55%) ITIL
13 101 (6.48%) Continuous Integration
14 94 (6.03%) Test Automation
15 91 (5.84%) Business Analysis
16 76 (4.88%) Decision-Making
16 76 (4.88%) Visualisation
17 73 (4.69%) Time Management
18 72 (4.62%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 523 (33.57%) SQL
2 306 (19.64%) VBA
3 170 (10.91%) Python
4 118 (7.57%) C#
5 116 (7.45%) T-SQL
6 88 (5.65%) PowerShell
7 60 (3.85%) Java
8 57 (3.66%) VB
9 53 (3.40%) Shell Script
10 52 (3.34%) R
11 50 (3.21%) Korn
12 37 (2.37%) Bash Shell
13 26 (1.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 26 (1.67%) PL/SQL
14 24 (1.54%) PHP
15 23 (1.48%) VB.NET
16 22 (1.41%) VBScript
17 20 (1.28%) TypeScript
18 19 (1.22%) JavaScript
19 12 (0.77%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 215 (13.80%) Degree
2 73 (4.69%) Security Cleared
3 61 (3.92%) SC Cleared
4 45 (2.89%) Numerate Degree
5 22 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (0.96%) ISTQB
6 15 (0.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 14 (0.90%) PhD
8 13 (0.83%) ACCA
9 12 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 12 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 10 (0.64%) CIMA
11 9 (0.58%) MCSE
11 9 (0.58%) PMP
12 8 (0.51%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
14 6 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
14 6 (0.39%) ISEB
14 6 (0.39%) MCSA
14 6 (0.39%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (7.38%) PMO
2 81 (5.20%) QA
3 72 (4.62%) Data Quality
4 36 (2.31%) SLA
5 27 (1.73%) GDPR
6 9 (0.58%) IFRS
7 6 (0.39%) Basel III
7 6 (0.39%) MiFID
8 5 (0.32%) CDISC
8 5 (0.32%) IFRS 9
8 5 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.13%) COBIT
9 2 (0.13%) Def Stans
9 2 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.13%) EMIR
9 2 (0.13%) GxP
9 2 (0.13%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.13%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 63 (4.04%) Active Directory
2 38 (2.44%) HDFS
3 14 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.64%) VMware Server
5 7 (0.45%) BitLocker
6 6 (0.39%) Docker
7 5 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.13%) Firmware
9 2 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.064%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 64 (4.11%) Ansible
2 37 (2.37%) Single Sign-On
3 36 (2.31%) Hadoop YARN
3 36 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
3 36 (2.31%) Puppet
4 30 (1.93%) SCCM
5 14 (0.90%) Oracle ZFS
6 12 (0.77%) CA Single Sign-On
7 9 (0.58%) AirWatch
7 9 (0.58%) Backup Exec
7 9 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 9 (0.58%) WSUS
8 6 (0.39%) Kubernetes
9 4 (0.26%) HP ALM
9 4 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.19%) Cisco Prime
11 2 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.13%) Cisco UCCX
11 2 (0.13%) Kibana
11 2 (0.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 548 (35.17%) Microsoft
2 154 (9.88%) Oracle
3 90 (5.78%) Tableau
4 86 (5.52%) SAP
5 71 (4.56%) ServiceNow
6 40 (2.57%) Workday
7 38 (2.44%) Cisco
8 36 (2.31%) Cloudera
9 32 (2.05%) Citrix
9 32 (2.05%) Google
10 25 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
11 24 (1.54%) CA
12 23 (1.48%) VMware
13 22 (1.41%) Adobe
13 22 (1.41%) Cognos
13 22 (1.41%) Remedy
14 21 (1.35%) Bloomberg
15 17 (1.09%) iManage
16 16 (1.03%) Apple
16 16 (1.03%) Reuters