The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Spreadsheets
England / South East
Rank 200 223 214
Rank change year-on-year +23 -9  
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 45 39 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.58% 0.43% 0.55%
As % of the Applications category 4.63% 3.52% 3.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 20 23
Median daily rate £350 £286 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.27% +59.02%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £120 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £377
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £273 £225
% change year-on-year +19.26% +21.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 4
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.70% +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £12.36 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £34.60 £20.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year -13.33% +20.00%  

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 the South East with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 972 1107 1436
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 12.54% 12.10% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 594 719
Median daily rate £350 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £175 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £331 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +0.30% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 104 115
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.40% +4.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.72 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.40 £43.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.93
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.55%  

Spreadsheet
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Spreadsheet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Spreadsheet in the South East

Spreadsheet
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Spreadsheet in the South East over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Spreadsheet in the South East

Spreadsheet
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Spreadsheet in the South East

Spreadsheet
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Spreadsheet in the South East over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Spreadsheet in the South East

Spreadsheet
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Spreadsheet within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 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
Berkshire +25 17 £450 +275.00% 4
Hampshire -1 7 £300 -20.00% 2
Surrey +20 6 £195 -44.28% 2
West Sussex - 6 £400 - 1
Buckinghamshire -12 4 £333 +33.00% 2
Oxfordshire - 2 £154 - 2
East Sussex +13 1 - -
Middlesex +2 1 - -
Kent - 1 £238 -
Spreadsheet
England

Spreadsheet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 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 South East region with a requirement for Spreadsheet.

1 23 (30.26%) MS Excel
2 22 (28.95%) Microsoft
3 17 (22.37%) Project Management
4 16 (21.05%) Finance
5 13 (17.11%) MS Office
6 12 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (14.47%) Telecoms
7 11 (14.47%) SQL
7 11 (14.47%) SharePoint
7 11 (14.47%) Data Analysis
8 10 (13.16%) Degree
9 9 (11.84%) SLA
9 9 (11.84%) PRINCE2
10 8 (10.53%) Windows
11 7 (9.21%) Manufacturing
11 7 (9.21%) Python
11 7 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (7.89%) Java
12 6 (7.89%) ECDL
12 6 (7.89%) Mathematics
12 6 (7.89%) Time Management
13 5 (6.58%) Strategic Planning
13 5 (6.58%) MS Project
13 5 (6.58%) ERP
14 4 (5.26%) SQL Server
14 4 (5.26%) C
14 4 (5.26%) T-SQL
14 4 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
14 4 (5.26%) Active Directory
14 4 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification

Spreadsheet
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 11 (14.47%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.95%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.63%) IIS
3 2 (2.63%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.32%) SAS
Applications
1 23 (30.26%) MS Excel
2 13 (17.11%) MS Office
3 5 (6.58%) MS Project
4 4 (5.26%) Maya
4 4 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (3.95%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.32%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.63%) IaaS
2 2 (2.63%) Office 365
2 2 (2.63%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.63%) DNS
1 2 (2.63%) Kerberos
1 2 (2.63%) VoIP
1 2 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.32%) Internet
2 1 (1.32%) Intranet
2 1 (1.32%) LAN
2 1 (1.32%) Skype
2 1 (1.32%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 4 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
1 4 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (3.95%) Big Data
2 3 (3.95%) NoSQL
2 3 (3.95%) QlikView
3 2 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.63%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.32%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.32%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 2 (2.63%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.63%) Hudson
1 2 (2.63%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.63%) MSI
1 2 (2.63%) NUnit
1 2 (2.63%) Selenium
1 2 (2.63%) SpecFlow
1 2 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (2.63%) Visual Studio
1 2 (2.63%) WiX
2 1 (1.32%) Redmine
General
1 16 (21.05%) Finance
2 11 (14.47%) Telecoms
3 7 (9.21%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.63%) Marketing
4 2 (2.63%) Retail
5 1 (1.32%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.32%) Back Office
5 1 (1.32%) Electronics
5 1 (1.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (25.00%) Analyst
2 18 (23.68%) Administrator
3 11 (14.47%) Project Administrator
4 10 (13.16%) Data Analyst
5 8 (10.53%) Project Manager
6 6 (7.89%) Business Analyst
7 4 (5.26%) IT Support
7 4 (5.26%) Project Assistant
7 4 (5.26%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Consultant
8 3 (3.95%) Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Junior
8 3 (3.95%) Project Officer
8 3 (3.95%) Project Support Officer
8 3 (3.95%) Software Project Manager
8 3 (3.95%) Support Officer
9 2 (2.63%) Development Project Manager
9 2 (2.63%) Infrastructure Support
9 2 (2.63%) Software Engineering Manager
9 2 (2.63%) Software Engineering Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.95%) D3.js
1 3 (3.95%) Three.js
1 3 (3.95%) Web Services
2 2 (2.63%) .NET
2 2 (2.63%) AppFabric
2 2 (2.63%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 2 (2.63%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (2.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 2 (2.63%) Breeze.js
2 2 (2.63%) Durandal
2 2 (2.63%) Entity Framework
2 2 (2.63%) Express
2 2 (2.63%) jQuery
2 2 (2.63%) Kendo UI
2 2 (2.63%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (2.63%) SignalR
2 2 (2.63%) Unity DI Container
2 2 (2.63%) WCF
2 2 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.26%) Data Structures
3 3 (3.95%) Algorithms
3 3 (3.95%) CMDB
3 3 (3.95%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.95%) Life Science
3 3 (3.95%) Robotics
4 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.63%) PMI
4 2 (2.63%) User Experience
5 1 (1.32%) Contactless
5 1 (1.32%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.32%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.32%) NHS
5 1 (1.32%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.53%) Windows
2 3 (3.95%) Linux
3 2 (2.63%) Unix
3 2 (2.63%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.63%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.32%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.37%) Project Management
2 12 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (14.47%) Data Analysis
4 9 (11.84%) PRINCE2
5 6 (7.89%) Mathematics
5 6 (7.89%) Time Management
6 5 (6.58%) ERP
6 5 (6.58%) Strategic Planning
7 4 (5.26%) Analytics
7 4 (5.26%) Business Analysis
7 4 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (5.26%) Migration
7 4 (5.26%) Programme Management
7 4 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (5.26%) Statistics
8 3 (3.95%) Financial Modelling
8 3 (3.95%) Kanban
8 3 (3.95%) Logistics
8 3 (3.95%) Software Engineering
8 3 (3.95%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.47%) SQL
2 7 (9.21%) Python
3 6 (7.89%) Java
4 4 (5.26%) C
4 4 (5.26%) MATLAB
4 4 (5.26%) R
4 4 (5.26%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.63%) C#
5 2 (2.63%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.63%) TypeScript
5 2 (2.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (13.16%) Degree
2 6 (7.89%) ECDL
3 4 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.63%) BICSI Certification
5 2 (2.63%) CCNA
5 2 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.63%) DBS Check
5 2 (2.63%) JNCIA
5 2 (2.63%) JNCIS
5 2 (2.63%) LPIC
5 2 (2.63%) MCSE
5 2 (2.63%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.63%) RHCE
5 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.63%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.32%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (1.32%) HNC
6 1 (1.32%) MCP
6 1 (1.32%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.84%) SLA
2 3 (3.95%) PMO
3 1 (1.32%) GDPR
3 1 (1.32%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.63%) Firmware
3 1 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 22 (28.95%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.95%) CheckPoint
2 3 (3.95%) SAP
3 2 (2.63%) Cisco
3 2 (2.63%) Dell
3 2 (2.63%) DevExpress
3 2 (2.63%) HP
3 2 (2.63%) Juniper
3 2 (2.63%) Oracle
4 1 (1.32%) Citrix
4 1 (1.32%) EMC
4 1 (1.32%) Lattice Semiconductor
4 1 (1.32%) NetApp
4 1 (1.32%) Pegasus
4 1 (1.32%) Remedy
4 1 (1.32%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.32%) TOWER Software
4 1 (1.32%) VMware
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