The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Spreadsheet skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Spreadsheet over the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Spreadsheets
England / London
Rank 313 353 327
Rank change year-on-year +40 -26  
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 93 87 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.48% 0.39% 0.44%
As % of the Applications category 4.94% 3.72% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 61 60
Median daily rate £418 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.28% +1.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £175 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £650 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £280 £208
% change year-on-year +16.07% +34.93%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 9
Median hourly rate £19.38 £28.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.79% +24.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.26 £15.20 £12.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.25 £40.00 £27.32
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year -7.14% +12.00%  

Spreadsheet 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 1881 2341 2297
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 9.66% 10.58% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1260 1619 1507
Median daily rate £400 £385 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +4.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £180 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +1.51% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 102 123
Median hourly rate £22.67 £16.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.32% -4.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.25 £29.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.85
% change year-on-year -9.09% +11.11%  

Spreadsheet
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Spreadsheet in London

Spreadsheet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Spreadsheet in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Spreadsheet in London

Spreadsheet
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Spreadsheet in London over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Spreadsheet in London

Spreadsheet
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Spreadsheet in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Spreadsheet in London

Spreadsheet
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Spreadsheet in London over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Spreadsheet in London

Spreadsheet
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 Spreadsheet within the London region over the 3 months to 25 March 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 +5 15 £450 +28.57% 1
Ilford +3 3 £113 -43.75%
Croydon +8 1 £100 -
Feltham - 1 £400 -
Docklands, London - 1 £525 -
Chiswick - 1 £200 -
Spreadsheet
England

Spreadsheet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Spreadsheet 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 Spreadsheet.

1 87 (44.16%) Finance
2 55 (27.92%) SQL
3 43 (21.83%) MS Excel
4 41 (20.81%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (20.30%) Banking
6 36 (18.27%) Analytical Skills
7 35 (17.77%) Microsoft
8 31 (15.74%) Python
9 30 (15.23%) VBA
10 29 (14.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 26 (13.20%) Bloomberg
11 26 (13.20%) Data Analysis
12 23 (11.68%) Investment Banking
12 23 (11.68%) Reuters
13 22 (11.17%) Security Cleared
14 21 (10.66%) Management Information System
15 20 (10.15%) PhD
16 19 (9.64%) Analytics
17 17 (8.63%) SQL Server
17 17 (8.63%) Project Management
17 17 (8.63%) Validation
18 15 (7.61%) Migration
19 14 (7.11%) CheckPoint
20 13 (6.60%) Degree
21 12 (6.09%) .NET
21 12 (6.09%) MS Office
21 12 (6.09%) CRM
22 11 (5.58%) MS PowerPoint
22 11 (5.58%) PRINCE2
22 11 (5.58%) C#

Spreadsheet
Top Related 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 9 (4.57%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.52%) SAS
3 1 (0.51%) CMS
3 1 (0.51%) GroupWise
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 43 (21.83%) MS Excel
2 12 (6.09%) MS Office
3 11 (5.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (5.08%) MS Project
5 3 (1.52%) SPSS
6 2 (1.02%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.52%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.02%) Primavera
3 1 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.51%) SnowdropKCS
3 1 (0.51%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.54%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (2.54%) Office 365
2 4 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.52%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.02%) SaaS
5 1 (0.51%) AdSense
5 1 (0.51%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.05%) Internet
2 2 (1.02%) Firewall
2 2 (1.02%) Network Security
3 1 (0.51%) Broadband
3 1 (0.51%) Intranet
3 1 (0.51%) LAN
3 1 (0.51%) WAN
3 1 (0.51%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.63%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.06%) MS Access
3 5 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.54%) SQL Server 2000
3 5 (2.54%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (2.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.54%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (2.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (2.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.03%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.03%) QlikView
5 2 (1.02%) Big Data
5 2 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.02%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.02%) Oracle Smart View
5 2 (1.02%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (0.51%) Cloudera CDH
6 1 (0.51%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (0.51%) SAS EBI
6 1 (0.51%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 5 (2.54%) JIRA
1 5 (2.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.02%) Moq
2 2 (1.02%) NUnit
2 2 (1.02%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.51%) JBehave
3 1 (0.51%) Maven
3 1 (0.51%) TeamCity
General
1 87 (44.16%) Finance
2 40 (20.30%) Banking
3 23 (11.68%) Investment Banking
4 8 (4.06%) Front Office
5 5 (2.54%) Publishing
5 5 (2.54%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.03%) Advertising
6 4 (2.03%) Games
6 4 (2.03%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.02%) Law
7 2 (1.02%) Marketing
7 2 (1.02%) Retail
8 1 (0.51%) Billing
8 1 (0.51%) Electronics
8 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.51%) Legal
8 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 76 (38.58%) Analyst
2 55 (27.92%) Developer
3 30 (15.23%) Data Analyst
4 23 (11.68%) Python Developer
5 17 (8.63%) Business Analyst
5 17 (8.63%) Excel Developer
6 16 (8.12%) Support Officer
7 15 (7.61%) Project Officer
7 15 (7.61%) Quantitative Developer
8 14 (7.11%) Project Support Officer
9 12 (6.09%) Analyst Developer
9 12 (6.09%) SQL Analyst
9 12 (6.09%) VBA Developer
10 11 (5.58%) Project Manager
11 10 (5.08%) Risk Analyst
11 10 (5.08%) SQL Data Analyst
11 10 (5.08%) SQL Developer
12 9 (4.57%) Consultant
12 9 (4.57%) Excel VBA Developer
13 8 (4.06%) Excel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.09%) .NET
2 3 (1.52%) ADO
2 3 (1.52%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.02%) Dapper ORM
3 2 (1.02%) HTML
3 2 (1.02%) Unity DI Container
3 2 (1.02%) WCF
3 2 (1.02%) Web Services
3 2 (1.02%) WinForms
3 2 (1.02%) WPF
3 2 (1.02%) XML
4 1 (0.51%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (0.51%) D3.js
4 1 (0.51%) Flask
4 1 (0.51%) JMS
4 1 (0.51%) Mason
4 1 (0.51%) Node.js
4 1 (0.51%) Protocol Buffers
4 1 (0.51%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.51%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 36 (18.27%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (14.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 21 (10.66%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.54%) PMI
5 4 (2.03%) Derivative
5 4 (2.03%) Equities
5 4 (2.03%) Fixed Income
5 4 (2.03%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.52%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.52%) Equity Derivative
6 3 (1.52%) User Experience
7 2 (1.02%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.02%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.02%) Wiki
8 1 (0.51%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.51%) Biotechnology
8 1 (0.51%) Blog
8 1 (0.51%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.51%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.51%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.05%) Windows
2 5 (2.54%) Windows 10
2 5 (2.54%) Windows XP
3 4 (2.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (20.81%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (13.20%) Data Analysis
3 19 (9.64%) Analytics
4 17 (8.63%) Project Management
4 17 (8.63%) Validation
5 15 (7.61%) Migration
6 12 (6.09%) CRM
7 11 (5.58%) PRINCE2
8 10 (5.08%) Data Modelling
8 10 (5.08%) Process Improvement
8 10 (5.08%) Unit Testing
9 9 (4.57%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (4.57%) SDLC
10 8 (4.06%) Time Management
11 7 (3.55%) Asset Management
11 7 (3.55%) ERP
11 7 (3.55%) Incident Management
11 7 (3.55%) Information Security
11 7 (3.55%) Performance Management
11 7 (3.55%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (27.92%) SQL
2 31 (15.74%) Python
3 30 (15.23%) VBA
4 11 (5.58%) C#
5 6 (3.05%) VB.NET
6 5 (2.54%) Perl
6 5 (2.54%) R
6 5 (2.54%) VB
6 5 (2.54%) VB6
7 3 (1.52%) C++
7 3 (1.52%) Java
7 3 (1.52%) Ruby
8 2 (1.02%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.02%) PHP
9 1 (0.51%) Groovy
9 1 (0.51%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.51%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (11.17%) Security Cleared
2 20 (10.15%) PhD
3 13 (6.60%) Degree
4 10 (5.08%) DV Cleared
5 7 (3.55%) PMI Certification
6 6 (3.05%) CISSP
7 5 (2.54%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (1.52%) CEH
8 3 (1.52%) CISMP
8 3 (1.52%) GIAC
8 3 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.02%) AAT
9 2 (1.02%) ACCA
9 2 (1.02%) CISM
9 2 (1.02%) ISEB
9 2 (1.02%) PMP
9 2 (1.02%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.51%) CCAB
10 1 (0.51%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.06%) QA
2 6 (3.05%) Data Quality
3 5 (2.54%) IFRS
3 5 (2.54%) ISO 9000
3 5 (2.54%) PMO
4 4 (2.03%) IFRS 9
4 4 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.52%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.52%) SLA
6 1 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.51%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (1.02%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.02%) Snort
2 1 (0.51%) NDS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.51%) MOM
2 1 (0.51%) Nessus
Vendors
1 35 (17.77%) Microsoft
2 26 (13.20%) Bloomberg
3 23 (11.68%) Reuters
4 14 (7.11%) CheckPoint
5 8 (4.06%) Oracle
6 5 (2.54%) Google
6 5 (2.54%) Tableau
7 4 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.52%) Charles River
8 3 (1.52%) CODA
8 3 (1.52%) IBM
8 3 (1.52%) SAP
8 3 (1.52%) Splunk
8 3 (1.52%) Sun
9 2 (1.02%) Cisco
9 2 (1.02%) HP
9 2 (1.02%) Hyperion
9 2 (1.02%) Juniper
9 2 (1.02%) Remedy
10 1 (0.51%) Niku