Period
to 19 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding 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 June 2019 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 70 68 56
Rank change year-on-year -2 -12 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 1,525 1,746 1,743
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 3.14% 3.31% 3.55%
As % of the Applications category 36.40% 36.15% 37.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 807 996 996
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £315 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.35% -3.08% +1.56%
10th Percentile £144 £150 £150
90th Percentile £513 £488 £484
UK median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 181 143
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.57 £17.00 £15.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +6.92% -0.63%
10th Percentile £9.99 £9.88 £9.76
90th Percentile £42.78 £35.00 £39.55
UK median hourly rate £16.57 £18.78 £17.13
% change year-on-year -11.77% +9.64% +3.79%

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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 4,189 4,830 4,650
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 8.64% 9.15% 9.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,246 2,644 2,462
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +1.25%
10th Percentile £135 £133 £135
90th Percentile £528 £500 £488
UK median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +2.74% +4.29% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 491 602 593
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -9.09%
10th Percentile £10.58 £10.50 £9.34
90th Percentile £44.50 £37.50 £42.40
UK median hourly rate £16.57 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.39% +3.13% -3.03%

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Microsoft Excel as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Excel in the UK excluding London

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Excel in the UK excluding London

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 19 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in the UK excluding London

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Excel in the UK excluding London

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 19 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in the UK excluding London

Microsoft Excel
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding 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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 19 June 2019. 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
South East +2 568 £338 -3.57% 50
North of England +9 316 £325 +8.33% 35
Midlands +8 204 £310 -6.06% 13
South West -4 171 £346 +11.61% 27
West Midlands +9 155 £300 -11.11% 8
Yorkshire +14 153 £325 +25.48% 15
North West +1 139 £325 +8.33% 18
East of England -33 108 £365 +23.73% 16
Scotland -12 103 £363 +20.83% 3
East Midlands +1 51 £310 +6.90% 5
Wales -1 31 £375 +36.36% 5
North East -8 24 £400 - 2
Northern Ireland +10 21 £200 -46.67% 1
Channel Islands - 3 £600 -
South Coast - 2 £275 -
Microsoft Excel
UK

For the 6 months to 19 June 2019, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 620 (40.66%) Microsoft
2 603 (39.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 488 (32.00%) Microsoft Office
4 466 (30.56%) Finance
5 325 (21.31%) SQL
6 315 (20.66%) Analytical Skills
7 274 (17.97%) Project Management
8 249 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
9 208 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
10 207 (13.57%) Stakeholder Management
11 199 (13.05%) MS Visio
12 195 (12.79%) SharePoint
13 180 (11.80%) PMO
14 175 (11.48%) Microsoft Project
15 172 (11.28%) Problem-Solving
16 167 (10.95%) Data Analysis
17 160 (10.49%) SAP
18 151 (9.90%) Security Cleared
19 137 (8.98%) Change Management
20 134 (8.79%) Oracle
20 134 (8.79%) Degree
20 134 (8.79%) JIRA
21 133 (8.72%) Telecoms
22 129 (8.46%) Windows
23 128 (8.39%) Analytics
24 126 (8.26%) SQL Server
25 112 (7.34%) Power Platform
26 110 (7.21%) Power BI
27 108 (7.08%) PRINCE2
28 107 (7.02%) Migration

Microsoft Excel
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding 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
1 195 (12.79%) SharePoint
2 62 (4.07%) Confluence
3 32 (2.10%) SAS
4 11 (0.72%) Skype for Business
5 10 (0.66%) CMS
5 10 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
6 8 (0.52%) MS Exchange
7 7 (0.46%) IIS
7 7 (0.46%) WebLogic
8 6 (0.39%) Documentum
8 6 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (0.33%) IBM Notes
10 4 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.26%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.20%) Captiva
11 3 (0.20%) Drupal
11 3 (0.20%) OpenEdge
11 3 (0.20%) WordPress
12 2 (0.13%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 603 (39.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 488 (32.00%) Microsoft Office
3 199 (13.05%) MS Visio
4 175 (11.48%) Microsoft Project
5 81 (5.31%) Spreadsheet
6 13 (0.85%) Open Workbench
7 12 (0.79%) SPSS
8 5 (0.33%) InDesign
9 4 (0.26%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.20%) Acrobat
10 3 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
11 2 (0.13%) Notepad++
11 2 (0.13%) Stata
12 1 (0.066%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.066%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.066%) FileZilla
12 1 (0.066%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.066%) S-PLUS
12 1 (0.066%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 15 (0.98%) SAP S/4HANA
2 13 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.79%) SAP R/3
4 9 (0.59%) SAP MM
5 8 (0.52%) Primavera
5 8 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
6 7 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
7 6 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
7 6 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
7 6 (0.39%) WebTrends
8 5 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
8 5 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 5 (0.33%) SAP BPC
8 5 (0.33%) SAP HR
9 4 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
9 4 (0.26%) ResourceLink
9 4 (0.26%) SAP PS
9 4 (0.26%) Workfront
10 3 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 112 (7.34%) Power Platform
2 54 (3.54%) Office 365
3 35 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (1.11%) SuccessFactors
6 13 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
6 13 (0.85%) Google Analytics
7 11 (0.72%) Trello
8 8 (0.52%) GitHub
8 8 (0.52%) SaaS
9 7 (0.46%) Adobe Analytics
9 7 (0.46%) PowerApps
10 5 (0.33%) Google Tag Manager
11 4 (0.26%) Azure Data Factory
11 4 (0.26%) OpenShift
11 4 (0.26%) PaaS
12 3 (0.20%) IaaS
12 3 (0.20%) IBM Blueworks
12 3 (0.20%) Slack
12 3 (0.20%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 34 (2.23%) Internet
2 18 (1.18%) LAN
3 17 (1.11%) WebEx
4 16 (1.05%) WAN
5 15 (0.98%) Wireless
6 14 (0.92%) Firewall
6 14 (0.92%) Skype
6 14 (0.92%) VPN
7 12 (0.79%) DHCP
8 11 (0.72%) TCP/IP
9 10 (0.66%) DNS
9 10 (0.66%) Radio Access Network
10 9 (0.59%) Ethernet
11 8 (0.52%) Broadband
12 7 (0.46%) MPLS
12 7 (0.46%) Remote Desktop
13 6 (0.39%) 4G
13 6 (0.39%) 5G
13 6 (0.39%) SSH
14 5 (0.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (8.26%) SQL Server
2 110 (7.21%) Power BI
3 70 (4.59%) Data Warehouse
4 62 (4.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 60 (3.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 57 (3.74%) BusinessObjects
7 50 (3.28%) MS Access
8 41 (2.69%) Relational Database
9 29 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 23 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
11 22 (1.44%) Big Data
12 20 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
12 20 (1.31%) QlikView
13 19 (1.25%) Data Mining
14 18 (1.18%) MySQL
15 17 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
16 16 (1.05%) Oracle Database
17 15 (0.98%) Crystal Reports
18 14 (0.92%) Oracle OWB
18 14 (0.92%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 134 (8.79%) JIRA
2 21 (1.38%) Selenium
3 18 (1.18%) Git (software)
4 16 (1.05%) Cucumber
5 12 (0.79%) Jenkins
5 12 (0.79%) Toad
6 10 (0.66%) Rational DOORS
7 9 (0.59%) HP UFT
7 9 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (0.59%) Visual Studio Team System
8 8 (0.52%) Visual Studio
9 7 (0.46%) LoadRunner
9 7 (0.46%) SoapUI
9 7 (0.46%) Subversion
10 5 (0.33%) Gatling
10 5 (0.33%) Phabricator
10 5 (0.33%) PhpStorm
10 5 (0.33%) Zephyr
11 4 (0.26%) Mercurial
11 4 (0.26%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 466 (30.56%) Finance
2 133 (8.72%) Telecoms
3 73 (4.79%) Banking
4 68 (4.46%) Retail
5 38 (2.49%) Marketing
6 29 (1.90%) Legal
7 25 (1.64%) Manufacturing
8 24 (1.57%) Billing
9 23 (1.51%) Pharmaceutical
10 15 (0.98%) Investment Banking
10 15 (0.98%) Mandarin Language
11 11 (0.72%) Military
12 10 (0.66%) Electronics
13 8 (0.52%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.52%) French Language
13 8 (0.52%) General Ledger
13 8 (0.52%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.39%) Law
15 5 (0.33%) Back Office
15 5 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 644 (42.23%) Analyst
2 183 (12.00%) Data Analyst
3 135 (8.85%) Developer
4 93 (6.10%) Business Analyst
4 93 (6.10%) Project Manager
5 88 (5.77%) Coordinator
5 88 (5.77%) PMO Analyst
6 60 (3.93%) Administrator
7 51 (3.34%) Project Coordinator
8 47 (3.08%) Consultant
9 40 (2.62%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 35 (2.30%) Financial Analyst
10 35 (2.30%) Project Officer
11 32 (2.10%) Excel Analyst
11 32 (2.10%) Support Analyst
12 31 (2.03%) Test Analyst
13 27 (1.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 27 (1.77%) Report Analyst
14 26 (1.70%) Service Analyst
15 23 (1.51%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (3.93%) .NET
2 46 (3.02%) XML
3 35 (2.30%) ASP.NET
4 28 (1.84%) HTML
5 22 (1.44%) CSS
6 16 (1.05%) .NET Framework
7 11 (0.72%) Web Services
8 10 (0.66%) JSON
8 10 (0.66%) MDX
9 6 (0.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 6 (0.39%) XSLT
10 5 (0.33%) BAPI
10 5 (0.33%) REST
11 4 (0.26%) ActiveX
11 4 (0.26%) Classic ASP
11 4 (0.26%) Middleware
11 4 (0.26%) RabbitMQ
11 4 (0.26%) WinForms
12 3 (0.20%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (0.20%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 315 (20.66%) Analytical Skills
2 101 (6.62%) Management Information System
3 98 (6.43%) Self-Motivation
4 30 (1.97%) User Experience
5 24 (1.57%) NHS
6 18 (1.18%) PMI
7 14 (0.92%) CMDB
8 13 (0.85%) Blackberry
8 13 (0.85%) Data Centre
8 13 (0.85%) Data Structures
8 13 (0.85%) e-Learning
9 10 (0.66%) Algorithms
9 10 (0.66%) Robotics
10 9 (0.59%) Driving Licence
10 9 (0.59%) Mobile App
11 8 (0.52%) FMCG
11 8 (0.52%) Reference Data
11 8 (0.52%) Taxonomies
12 7 (0.46%) Social Media
12 7 (0.46%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 129 (8.46%) Windows
2 40 (2.62%) Windows 7
3 36 (2.36%) Unix
4 30 (1.97%) Windows Server
5 28 (1.84%) Windows 10
6 26 (1.70%) Linux
7 12 (0.79%) Android
7 12 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (0.66%) Windows 8
8 10 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (0.66%) Windows XP
9 9 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.39%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.26%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.20%) Solaris
13 3 (0.20%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.13%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (17.97%) Project Management
2 249 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
3 208 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
4 207 (13.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 172 (11.28%) Problem-Solving
6 167 (10.95%) Data Analysis
7 137 (8.98%) Change Management
8 128 (8.39%) Analytics
9 108 (7.08%) PRINCE2
10 107 (7.02%) Migration
11 100 (6.56%) ITIL
12 89 (5.84%) Change Control
13 87 (5.70%) Risk Management
14 84 (5.51%) Continuous Improvement
15 79 (5.18%) Decision-Making
16 77 (5.05%) Data Modelling
17 75 (4.92%) Time Management
18 71 (4.66%) ETL
19 69 (4.52%) Scrum
20 60 (3.93%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 325 (21.31%) SQL
2 103 (6.75%) VBA
3 53 (3.48%) C#
4 50 (3.28%) Java
5 47 (3.08%) C
6 43 (2.82%) VB
7 36 (2.36%) Python
8 34 (2.23%) JavaScript
9 31 (2.03%) T-SQL
10 22 (1.44%) PL/SQL
11 18 (1.18%) VBScript
12 17 (1.11%) VB.NET
13 16 (1.05%) PowerShell
14 14 (0.92%) R
15 13 (0.85%) PHP
16 7 (0.46%) MATLAB
17 6 (0.39%) VB6
18 5 (0.33%) Bash Shell
18 5 (0.33%) C++
19 4 (0.26%) XAML
Qualifications
1 151 (9.90%) Security Cleared
2 134 (8.79%) Degree
3 104 (6.82%) SC Cleared
4 53 (3.48%) ISEB
5 34 (2.23%) PMI Certification
6 28 (1.84%) DV Cleared
7 27 (1.77%) ISTQB
8 23 (1.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 20 (1.31%) PMP
10 18 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
11 16 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 12 (0.79%) MCP
13 11 (0.72%) CISSP
14 10 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
14 10 (0.66%) CCNA
14 10 (0.66%) CIMA
14 10 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
15 9 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
15 9 (0.59%) Numerate Degree
15 9 (0.59%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 180 (11.80%) PMO
2 68 (4.46%) Data Quality
3 64 (4.20%) QA
4 38 (2.49%) SLA
5 15 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 13 (0.85%) GDPR
7 10 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (0.52%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.39%) ITGC
10 5 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
10 5 (0.33%) IFRS
11 3 (0.20%) Def Stans
11 3 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.20%) PCI DSS
12 2 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.13%) GxP
12 2 (0.13%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.13%) ISO 22301
12 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.13%) P3O
System Software
1 77 (5.05%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.46%) Docker
4 4 (0.26%) vSphere
5 2 (0.13%) Firmware
5 2 (0.13%) NDS
5 2 (0.13%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 2 (0.13%) XenApp
6 1 (0.066%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.066%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (0.066%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.066%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.066%) vCloud
6 1 (0.066%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.066%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 19 (1.25%) SCCM
2 13 (0.85%) HP ALM
3 8 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (0.33%) AirWatch
6 4 (0.26%) Ansible
7 3 (0.20%) ServiceCenter
8 2 (0.13%) Nagios
8 2 (0.13%) Netcool
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.066%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.066%) EnCase
9 1 (0.066%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.066%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 1 (0.066%) NSN NetAct
9 1 (0.066%) OpenView
9 1 (0.066%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 1 (0.066%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.066%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.066%) WSUS
Vendors
1 620 (40.66%) Microsoft
2 160 (10.49%) SAP
3 134 (8.79%) Oracle
4 58 (3.80%) Tableau
5 32 (2.10%) Remedy
6 31 (2.03%) ServiceNow
7 27 (1.77%) HP
8 24 (1.57%) Workday
9 23 (1.51%) Google
10 22 (1.44%) Adobe
11 21 (1.38%) IBM
12 18 (1.18%) Cisco
13 17 (1.11%) Blue Prism
14 15 (0.98%) Cognos
15 14 (0.92%) Alteryx
15 14 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
16 13 (0.85%) Niku
16 13 (0.85%) Red Hat
17 12 (0.79%) hybris
18 11 (0.72%) VMware