Period
to 22 October 2018

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 22 October 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 58 58
Rank change year-on-year -10 0 -17
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 1,859 1,791 2,033
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 3.38% 3.43% 3.46%
As % of the Applications category 37.43% 36.86% 37.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,025 957 1,090
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £318 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.30% +1.60% -3.85%
10th Percentile £161 £153 £150
90th Percentile £488 £496 £475
UK median daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +3.45% +6.62% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 176 266
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.21 £17.24 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +1.41% +25.93%
10th Percentile £9.00 £11.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £35.43 £34.00
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -13.16% +8.57% +16.67%

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 4,967 4,859 5,389
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 9.03% 9.32% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,684 2,644 2,856
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +1.56% -1.54%
10th Percentile £135 £130 £130
90th Percentile £500 £494 £475
UK median daily rate £368 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +5.00% +4.48% -4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 617 543 777
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.72 £14.63 £16.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.45% -10.90% +13.24%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.75 £9.34
90th Percentile £36.65 £35.00 £40.50
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +10.00%

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 22 October 2018.

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 22 October 2018.

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 22 October 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
South East -14 664 £374 +24.67% 142
North of England -14 336 £310 +0.81% 142
Midlands -3 282 £325 - 126
East of England +17 183 £363 +20.83% 55
Scotland +3 180 £310 -3.88% 37
West Midlands -13 176 £325 - 79
South West -4 165 £338 -4.26% 78
Yorkshire -16 150 £325 +12.55% 56
North West -16 150 £325 -1.52% 73
East Midlands +29 102 £286 -21.10% 47
Wales -4 40 £325 +8.33% 15
North East +13 36 £275 -8.33% 13
Northern Ireland +29 14 £300 +53.06% 6
Channel Islands - 1 - -
Microsoft Excel
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 793 (42.66%) Microsoft
2 612 (32.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 579 (31.15%) Microsoft Office
4 559 (30.07%) Finance
5 402 (21.62%) SQL
6 371 (19.96%) Project Management
7 350 (18.83%) Analytical Skills
8 276 (14.85%) MS Visio
9 272 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
10 239 (12.86%) Problem-Solving
11 221 (11.89%) SharePoint
12 220 (11.83%) PMO
13 209 (11.24%) Stakeholder Management
14 202 (10.87%) Business Intelligence
15 197 (10.60%) Degree
16 196 (10.54%) Data Analysis
17 189 (10.17%) SQL Server
18 182 (9.79%) Microsoft Project
19 180 (9.68%) Windows
20 171 (9.20%) Migration
21 167 (8.98%) VBA
22 163 (8.77%) Oracle
23 156 (8.39%) SAP
24 139 (7.48%) PRINCE2
25 137 (7.37%) Security Cleared
26 136 (7.32%) Telecoms
27 131 (7.05%) ITIL
28 122 (6.56%) Management Information System
29 112 (6.02%) MS Access
30 110 (5.92%) Change Management

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
1 221 (11.89%) SharePoint
2 40 (2.15%) Confluence
3 38 (2.04%) SAS
4 19 (1.02%) MS Exchange
5 18 (0.97%) CMS
6 13 (0.70%) IIS
7 12 (0.65%) WebLogic
8 8 (0.43%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
9 7 (0.38%) Skype for Business
10 5 (0.27%) Apache
10 5 (0.27%) Apache Qpid
10 5 (0.27%) IBM Notes
10 5 (0.27%) MS Project Server
11 4 (0.22%) ArcGIS
11 4 (0.22%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.16%) MQSeries
12 3 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 612 (32.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 579 (31.15%) Microsoft Office
3 276 (14.85%) MS Visio
4 182 (9.79%) Microsoft Project
5 83 (4.46%) Spreadsheet
6 18 (0.97%) Open Workbench
7 8 (0.43%) InfoPath
8 5 (0.27%) Acrobat
8 5 (0.27%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.16%) InDesign
9 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.11%) Mozilla Thunderbird
10 2 (0.11%) SPSS
11 1 (0.054%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.054%) CATIA
11 1 (0.054%) EViews
11 1 (0.054%) Notepad++
11 1 (0.054%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.054%) Stata
Business Applications
1 18 (0.97%) SAP HR
2 13 (0.70%) Primavera
3 11 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.59%) Oracle Payables
4 10 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
4 10 (0.54%) Oracle Receivables
4 10 (0.54%) SAP ERP
4 10 (0.54%) SAP S/4HANA
5 9 (0.48%) CSG Singleview
5 9 (0.48%) Workday HCM
6 8 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 6 (0.32%) SAP R/3
8 5 (0.27%) assyst
8 5 (0.27%) Movex
8 5 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
8 5 (0.27%) SAP FI
8 5 (0.27%) WebTrends
9 4 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 70 (3.77%) Office 365
2 24 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (0.70%) SaaS
6 11 (0.59%) Google Analytics
7 9 (0.48%) Trello
8 8 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (0.38%) Amazon S3
9 7 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 6 (0.32%) Google Tag Manager
10 6 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
11 4 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.22%) Slack
12 3 (0.16%) AdWords
12 3 (0.16%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (0.16%) GitHub
12 3 (0.16%) IaaS
12 3 (0.16%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.16%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.40%) Firewall
1 26 (1.40%) LAN
1 26 (1.40%) WAN
2 21 (1.13%) Internet
3 15 (0.81%) VPN
3 15 (0.81%) Wireshark
4 14 (0.75%) SSH
4 14 (0.75%) Wireless
5 13 (0.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 13 (0.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 11 (0.59%) IPsec
6 11 (0.59%) Multicast
6 11 (0.59%) SMS
6 11 (0.59%) SNMP
7 10 (0.54%) Cisco IOS
7 10 (0.54%) Intranet
7 10 (0.54%) Skype
7 10 (0.54%) WLAN
8 9 (0.48%) Network Security
8 9 (0.48%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (10.17%) SQL Server
2 112 (6.02%) MS Access
3 110 (5.92%) Power BI
4 84 (4.52%) Data Warehouse
5 75 (4.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 73 (3.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 71 (3.82%) BusinessObjects
8 54 (2.90%) Relational Database
9 38 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 33 (1.78%) QlikView
11 24 (1.29%) Oracle Database
12 23 (1.24%) MySQL
13 21 (1.13%) SQL Server 2016
14 15 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
15 14 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
16 13 (0.70%) Big Data
17 11 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
17 11 (0.59%) SQL Server 2014
18 10 (0.54%) Data Mining
18 10 (0.54%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 97 (5.22%) JIRA
2 30 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (1.40%) Jenkins
4 22 (1.18%) Toad
5 17 (0.91%) Visual Studio
6 16 (0.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 15 (0.81%) Selenium
8 10 (0.54%) Git (software)
8 10 (0.54%) Rational DOORS
9 9 (0.48%) Cucumber
9 9 (0.48%) SoapUI
10 8 (0.43%) GitLab
10 8 (0.43%) Subversion
10 8 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
11 7 (0.38%) LSMW
12 5 (0.27%) Gatling
12 5 (0.27%) Maven
13 4 (0.22%) Eclipse
13 4 (0.22%) JMeter
14 3 (0.16%) MSI
General
1 559 (30.07%) Finance
2 136 (7.32%) Telecoms
3 100 (5.38%) Banking
4 58 (3.12%) Retail
5 57 (3.07%) Marketing
6 50 (2.69%) Legal
7 38 (2.04%) Manufacturing
8 33 (1.78%) Billing
9 22 (1.18%) Advertising
10 21 (1.13%) Mandarin Language
11 20 (1.08%) Financial Institution
12 17 (0.91%) Electronics
13 16 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
14 15 (0.81%) Automotive
15 14 (0.75%) Investment Banking
15 14 (0.75%) Law
16 13 (0.70%) Aerospace
16 13 (0.70%) Publishing
17 11 (0.59%) German Language
18 9 (0.48%) Military
Job Titles
1 755 (40.61%) Analyst
2 219 (11.78%) Data Analyst
3 167 (8.98%) Developer
4 132 (7.10%) Business Analyst
5 111 (5.97%) Coordinator
6 108 (5.81%) Project Manager
7 83 (4.46%) Administrator
8 75 (4.03%) PMO Analyst
9 68 (3.66%) Project Coordinator
10 55 (2.96%) Consultant
11 49 (2.64%) SQL Developer
12 47 (2.53%) Service Analyst
13 43 (2.31%) Excel Analyst
14 41 (2.21%) VBA Developer
15 40 (2.15%) Senior Analyst
16 39 (2.10%) Financial Analyst
17 37 (1.99%) Business Intelligence Analyst
18 34 (1.83%) Support Analyst
19 33 (1.78%) Junior
19 33 (1.78%) Migration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (2.37%) .NET
2 42 (2.26%) XML
3 29 (1.56%) HTML
4 14 (0.75%) CSS
5 13 (0.70%) Web Services
6 12 (0.65%) SOAP
7 11 (0.59%) .NET Framework
7 11 (0.59%) REST
8 10 (0.54%) jQuery
9 9 (0.48%) ASP.NET
10 8 (0.43%) MDX
10 8 (0.43%) RabbitMQ
10 8 (0.43%) WCF
10 8 (0.43%) XSLT
11 7 (0.38%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (0.38%) EDI
11 7 (0.38%) Middleware
12 6 (0.32%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (0.32%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 6 (0.32%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 350 (18.83%) Analytical Skills
2 122 (6.56%) Management Information System
3 94 (5.06%) Self-Motivation
4 47 (2.53%) NHS
5 35 (1.88%) User Experience
6 32 (1.72%) Computer Science
7 31 (1.67%) Virtual Team
8 27 (1.45%) Data Centre
9 23 (1.24%) Driving Licence
10 15 (0.81%) e-Learning
10 15 (0.81%) Mobile App
10 15 (0.81%) PMI
11 14 (0.75%) Reference Data
12 13 (0.70%) Mainframe
13 12 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
14 11 (0.59%) FMCG
15 10 (0.54%) Data Structures
16 8 (0.43%) Graphic Design
17 7 (0.38%) Credit Risk
17 7 (0.38%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 180 (9.68%) Windows
2 68 (3.66%) Windows 10
3 48 (2.58%) Unix
4 40 (2.15%) Windows 7
5 26 (1.40%) Linux
6 17 (0.91%) Windows Server
7 9 (0.48%) Solaris
8 8 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.38%) Android
9 7 (0.38%) Windows XP
10 5 (0.27%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.27%) Windows 8
10 5 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.27%) zOS
11 4 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.16%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.11%) AIX
13 2 (0.11%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.11%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 371 (19.96%) Project Management
2 272 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
3 239 (12.86%) Problem-Solving
4 209 (11.24%) Stakeholder Management
5 202 (10.87%) Business Intelligence
6 196 (10.54%) Data Analysis
7 171 (9.20%) Migration
8 139 (7.48%) PRINCE2
9 131 (7.05%) ITIL
10 110 (5.92%) Change Management
11 102 (5.49%) Analytics
12 90 (4.84%) Decision-Making
12 90 (4.84%) Time Management
13 86 (4.63%) Service Management
14 85 (4.57%) Data Management
14 85 (4.57%) ETL
15 81 (4.36%) Business Analysis
16 79 (4.25%) Data Migration
17 78 (4.20%) User Acceptance Testing
18 77 (4.14%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 402 (21.62%) SQL
2 167 (8.98%) VBA
3 85 (4.57%) T-SQL
4 58 (3.12%) VB
5 47 (2.53%) Java
6 46 (2.47%) C
6 46 (2.47%) C#
7 39 (2.10%) Python
8 38 (2.04%) PL/SQL
9 22 (1.18%) JavaScript
10 21 (1.13%) PowerShell
11 14 (0.75%) Bash Shell
12 12 (0.65%) Perl
13 11 (0.59%) VB.NET
14 10 (0.54%) Shell Script
14 10 (0.54%) VBScript
15 9 (0.48%) Korn
15 9 (0.48%) R
16 8 (0.43%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 8 (0.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 197 (10.60%) Degree
2 137 (7.37%) Security Cleared
3 79 (4.25%) SC Cleared
4 45 (2.42%) ISEB
5 30 (1.61%) PMP
6 21 (1.13%) PMI Certification
7 20 (1.08%) DV Cleared
7 20 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 19 (1.02%) ISTQB
9 18 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 17 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
11 14 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 13 (0.70%) CIMA
13 12 (0.65%) ACCA
13 12 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
13 12 (0.65%) MBA
14 11 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
15 10 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
15 10 (0.54%) Six Sigma Black Belt
16 9 (0.48%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 220 (11.83%) PMO
2 110 (5.92%) Data Quality
3 91 (4.90%) QA
4 54 (2.90%) SLA
5 32 (1.72%) GDPR
6 7 (0.38%) DO-254
6 7 (0.38%) IFRS
7 6 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
7 6 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.32%) JSP 440
8 5 (0.27%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.27%) P3O
9 4 (0.22%) Def Stans
9 4 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.16%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.11%) GAAP
11 2 (0.11%) GxP
11 2 (0.11%) IFRS 9
11 2 (0.11%) SSAE 16
12 1 (0.054%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 93 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 27 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.48%) FreeRADIUS
4 3 (0.16%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 3 (0.16%) RACF
4 3 (0.16%) Time Sharing Option
5 2 (0.11%) Samba
5 2 (0.11%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.054%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.054%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.054%) Docker
6 1 (0.054%) Firmware
6 1 (0.054%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (1.02%) SCCM
2 18 (0.97%) Ansible
3 16 (0.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 13 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (0.65%) HP ALM
5 12 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
5 12 (0.65%) Puppet
6 8 (0.43%) AirWatch
7 7 (0.38%) vCenter Server
8 6 (0.32%) SCOM
9 5 (0.27%) Nagios
10 4 (0.22%) Grafana
10 4 (0.22%) Prometheus
10 4 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.22%) ZABBIX
11 3 (0.16%) FortiGate
11 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
11 3 (0.16%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.16%) Terraform
11 3 (0.16%) zSecure
Vendors
1 793 (42.66%) Microsoft
2 163 (8.77%) Oracle
3 156 (8.39%) SAP
4 59 (3.17%) Tableau
5 57 (3.07%) Remedy
6 56 (3.01%) HP
7 37 (1.99%) VMware
8 30 (1.61%) ServiceNow
9 26 (1.40%) Cisco
10 25 (1.34%) Workday
11 21 (1.13%) Citrix
12 19 (1.02%) Google
13 18 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
14 17 (0.91%) Aruba
15 16 (0.86%) Adobe
15 16 (0.86%) IBM
16 14 (0.75%) CheckPoint
17 13 (0.70%) Apple
17 13 (0.70%) F5
17 13 (0.70%) Niku