Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 64 72 64
Rank change year-on-year +8 -8 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 1,556 1,848 1,775
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 3.42% 3.33% 3.32%
As % of the Applications category 36.72% 37.39% 35.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 813 991 978
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.85% -
10th Percentile £150 £163 £146
90th Percentile £525 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 188 182
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -11.76% -0.70%
10th Percentile £9.47 £9.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £41.35 £35.00 £32.95
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.13 £19.00
% change year-on-year +8.53% -15.13% +7.80%

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 4,238 4,943 4,983
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 9.30% 8.90% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,239 2,645 2,742
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69% -
10th Percentile £130 £135 £130
90th Percentile £523 £506 £500
UK median daily rate £373 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -0.67% +7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 524 610 596
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.33 £15.30 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.27% +5.52% -8.31%
10th Percentile £10.86 £9.81 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £35.00 £34.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +9.38% +3.23% -4.62%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +7 567 £335 -10.43% 173
North of England +17 319 £334 +2.69% 132
South West +10 194 £357 -3.65% 83
North West +30 173 £325 -0.76% 86
Midlands -8 173 £306 -0.41% 92
East of England +24 151 £304 -10.00% 88
West Midlands +1 113 £306 -5.77% 57
Scotland -14 109 £375 +18.20% 15
Yorkshire +3 106 £338 +10.66% 31
East Midlands -7 59 £313 +9.27% 34
North East +16 40 £375 +13.21% 15
Northern Ireland +14 30 £233 -22.50% 2
Wales -3 13 £256 -22.93% 14
Channel Islands -2 3 £385 - 1
Microsoft Excel
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 712 (45.76%) Microsoft
2 564 (36.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 538 (34.58%) Microsoft Office
4 421 (27.06%) Finance
5 359 (23.07%) Analytical Skills
6 338 (21.72%) SQL
7 292 (18.77%) Project Management
8 212 (13.62%) Agile Software Development
9 200 (12.85%) Business Intelligence
10 198 (12.72%) Problem-Solving
11 197 (12.66%) SharePoint
12 191 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
13 179 (11.50%) Security Cleared
14 178 (11.44%) MS Visio
15 173 (11.12%) Microsoft Project
16 160 (10.28%) PMO
17 158 (10.15%) Windows
18 149 (9.58%) Data Analysis
19 145 (9.32%) Power Platform
20 144 (9.25%) Analytics
21 137 (8.80%) Power BI
21 137 (8.80%) Oracle
22 131 (8.42%) SC Cleared
23 129 (8.29%) SQL Server
24 126 (8.10%) Public Sector
25 123 (7.90%) ITIL
25 123 (7.90%) Telecoms
25 123 (7.90%) Degree
26 118 (7.58%) Migration
26 118 (7.58%) 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
1 197 (12.66%) SharePoint
2 39 (2.51%) Confluence
3 33 (2.12%) SAS
4 19 (1.22%) Skype for Business
5 15 (0.96%) CMS
6 8 (0.51%) MS Exchange
7 7 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (0.39%) Apache Spark
8 6 (0.39%) Documentum
8 6 (0.39%) Drupal
8 6 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
9 5 (0.32%) Captiva
10 3 (0.19%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.19%) WordPress
11 2 (0.13%) MS Project Server
11 2 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.064%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.064%) OpenStack
Applications
1 564 (36.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 538 (34.58%) Microsoft Office
3 178 (11.44%) MS Visio
4 173 (11.12%) Microsoft Project
5 71 (4.56%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (0.77%) SPSS
7 9 (0.58%) Open Workbench
8 7 (0.45%) Photoshop
9 6 (0.39%) Acrobat
10 4 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.19%) Adobe Captivate
11 3 (0.19%) Lectora
11 3 (0.19%) Windchill
12 2 (0.13%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.13%) PTC Creo
13 1 (0.064%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.064%) Simulink
13 1 (0.064%) SOLIDWORKS
13 1 (0.064%) Stata
13 1 (0.064%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 20 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.96%) Oracle EBS R12
3 14 (0.90%) Oracle Receivables
4 12 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
5 11 (0.71%) Oracle TCA
5 11 (0.71%) SAP ERP
5 11 (0.71%) SAP HCM
6 8 (0.51%) Oracle Payables
6 8 (0.51%) SAP S/4HANA
7 7 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
7 7 (0.45%) Oracle CRM
7 7 (0.45%) SAP Payroll
8 6 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
8 6 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
8 6 (0.39%) Primavera
9 5 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
9 5 (0.32%) Oracle iProcurement
9 5 (0.32%) SAP HR
10 4 (0.26%) Eloqua
10 4 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 145 (9.32%) Power Platform
2 69 (4.43%) Office 365
3 47 (3.02%) Azure
4 20 (1.29%) Dynamics 365
5 17 (1.09%) AWS
5 17 (1.09%) SuccessFactors
6 13 (0.84%) SaaS
7 11 (0.71%) GitHub
8 10 (0.64%) PowerApps
9 8 (0.51%) Google Analytics
10 7 (0.45%) Adobe Analytics
10 7 (0.45%) GCP
11 6 (0.39%) Azure Data Factory
11 6 (0.39%) G Suite
11 6 (0.39%) OneDrive
12 5 (0.32%) IaaS
13 4 (0.26%) PaaS
14 3 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
14 3 (0.19%) IBM Cloud
15 2 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 45 (2.89%) Internet
2 23 (1.48%) Skype
3 19 (1.22%) WebEx
4 18 (1.16%) Firewall
5 17 (1.09%) VPN
5 17 (1.09%) WAN
6 16 (1.03%) SAN
7 15 (0.96%) LAN
7 15 (0.96%) Wireless
8 13 (0.84%) Radio Access Network
9 11 (0.71%) DHCP
9 11 (0.71%) DNS
10 10 (0.64%) Ethernet
10 10 (0.64%) VoIP
11 9 (0.58%) Remote Desktop
12 8 (0.51%) Intranet
12 8 (0.51%) VLAN
13 7 (0.45%) OSPF
13 7 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
14 6 (0.39%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (8.80%) Power BI
2 129 (8.29%) SQL Server
3 69 (4.43%) Data Warehouse
4 64 (4.11%) MS Access
5 52 (3.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 47 (3.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 43 (2.76%) BusinessObjects
7 43 (2.76%) Relational Database
8 22 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 20 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
10 19 (1.22%) Big Data
10 19 (1.22%) QlikView
11 16 (1.03%) Data Mining
12 15 (0.96%) MySQL
13 14 (0.90%) Crystal Reports
14 12 (0.77%) DB2
14 12 (0.77%) Hadoop
15 11 (0.71%) MongoDB
16 10 (0.64%) OLAP
17 9 (0.58%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 65 (4.18%) JIRA
2 12 (0.77%) Selenium
3 11 (0.71%) Jenkins
4 10 (0.64%) Cucumber
4 10 (0.64%) Gatling
4 10 (0.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 8 (0.51%) Rational DOORS
5 8 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (0.45%) Git (software)
7 6 (0.39%) Dreamweaver
7 6 (0.39%) Rational Rhapsody
8 5 (0.32%) Subversion
9 4 (0.26%) HP UFT
10 3 (0.19%) Bugzilla
10 3 (0.19%) FrontPage
10 3 (0.19%) IBM UrbanCode
10 3 (0.19%) LoadRunner
10 3 (0.19%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.13%) SpecFlow
General
1 421 (27.06%) Finance
2 126 (8.10%) Public Sector
3 123 (7.90%) Telecoms
4 58 (3.73%) Banking
5 57 (3.66%) Marketing
6 46 (2.96%) Retail
7 35 (2.25%) Legal
8 18 (1.16%) Manufacturing
8 18 (1.16%) Military
9 16 (1.03%) Billing
10 12 (0.77%) Investment Banking
10 12 (0.77%) Mandarin Language
11 11 (0.71%) General Ledger
12 8 (0.51%) Automotive
13 7 (0.45%) Local Government
14 6 (0.39%) Electronics
14 6 (0.39%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.39%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.32%) French Language
15 5 (0.32%) Law
Job Titles
1 611 (39.27%) Analyst
2 189 (12.15%) Data Analyst
3 126 (8.10%) Developer
4 117 (7.52%) Coordinator
5 103 (6.62%) Business Analyst
6 71 (4.56%) Administrator
6 71 (4.56%) Project Manager
7 63 (4.05%) Project Coordinator
8 51 (3.28%) Consultant
9 49 (3.15%) PMO Analyst
10 41 (2.63%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 37 (2.38%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 37 (2.38%) Financial Analyst
12 33 (2.12%) Service Analyst
13 32 (2.06%) IT Analyst
14 30 (1.93%) SQL Developer
15 29 (1.86%) Project Officer
15 29 (1.86%) Support Officer
16 27 (1.74%) Test Analyst
17 26 (1.67%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (2.83%) .NET
2 37 (2.38%) XML
3 34 (2.19%) HTML
4 21 (1.35%) ASP.NET
5 20 (1.29%) CSS
6 17 (1.09%) Middleware
7 12 (0.77%) Web Services
8 9 (0.58%) MDX
9 8 (0.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 7 (0.45%) SAP Fiori
11 6 (0.39%) HTML5
11 6 (0.39%) jQuery
12 5 (0.32%) ADO
12 5 (0.32%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (0.32%) JPA
13 4 (0.26%) .NET Framework
13 4 (0.26%) Ajax
13 4 (0.26%) Gherkin
13 4 (0.26%) XMPP
13 4 (0.26%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 359 (23.07%) Analytical Skills
2 107 (6.88%) Self-Motivation
3 87 (5.59%) Management Information System
4 32 (2.06%) NHS
5 28 (1.80%) User Experience
6 23 (1.48%) Data Centre
7 19 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
8 16 (1.03%) CMDB
9 15 (0.96%) Data Structures
10 14 (0.90%) Blackberry
11 13 (0.84%) e-Learning
12 11 (0.71%) PMI
13 10 (0.64%) Client/Server
13 10 (0.64%) Driving Licence
13 10 (0.64%) PDA
13 10 (0.64%) Smartphone
13 10 (0.64%) Virtual Team
14 9 (0.58%) Public Cloud
15 8 (0.51%) Algorithms
15 8 (0.51%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 158 (10.15%) Windows
2 57 (3.66%) Windows 10
3 37 (2.38%) Windows 7
4 31 (1.99%) Windows Server
5 28 (1.80%) Unix
6 25 (1.61%) Linux
7 14 (0.90%) Android
7 14 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (0.90%) Windows XP
8 11 (0.71%) Windows Vista
9 9 (0.58%) Windows 2000
9 9 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (0.45%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.45%) Windows 8
11 6 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
13 4 (0.26%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.19%) pSOS
14 3 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 292 (18.77%) Project Management
2 212 (13.62%) Agile Software Development
3 200 (12.85%) Business Intelligence
4 198 (12.72%) Problem-Solving
5 191 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 149 (9.58%) Data Analysis
7 144 (9.25%) Analytics
8 123 (7.90%) ITIL
9 118 (7.58%) Change Management
9 118 (7.58%) Migration
10 108 (6.94%) PRINCE2
11 106 (6.81%) Project Delivery
12 92 (5.91%) Visualisation
13 80 (5.14%) Decision-Making
13 80 (5.14%) Time Management
14 74 (4.76%) Data Management
15 71 (4.56%) Data Modelling
16 66 (4.24%) Change Control
17 64 (4.11%) ETL
18 63 (4.05%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 338 (21.72%) SQL
2 94 (6.04%) VBA
3 53 (3.41%) T-SQL
4 47 (3.02%) JavaScript
5 42 (2.70%) C#
5 42 (2.70%) Python
6 36 (2.31%) C
7 27 (1.74%) VB
8 24 (1.54%) PowerShell
9 23 (1.48%) Java
10 17 (1.09%) VB.NET
11 16 (1.03%) R
12 10 (0.64%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 10 (0.64%) PL/SQL
12 10 (0.64%) VBScript
13 7 (0.45%) MATLAB
14 6 (0.39%) PHP
15 4 (0.26%) C++
15 4 (0.26%) Ruby
16 3 (0.19%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 179 (11.50%) Security Cleared
2 131 (8.42%) SC Cleared
3 123 (7.90%) Degree
4 53 (3.41%) ISEB
5 29 (1.86%) PMI Certification
6 27 (1.74%) CIMA
7 24 (1.54%) ISTQB
8 22 (1.41%) DV Cleared
8 22 (1.41%) PMP
9 19 (1.22%) ACCA
10 16 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
10 16 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 15 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
12 14 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 13 (0.84%) HND
13 13 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 12 (0.77%) CISSP
14 12 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
15 11 (0.71%) CISM
16 10 (0.64%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (10.28%) PMO
2 73 (4.69%) Data Quality
3 67 (4.31%) QA
4 33 (2.12%) SLA
5 19 (1.22%) GDPR
6 18 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 12 (0.77%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.58%) ISO 9001
8 9 (0.58%) P3O
9 8 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
10 5 (0.32%) Def Stans
11 4 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 3 (0.19%) GAMP
12 3 (0.19%) GxP
12 3 (0.19%) ITGC
12 3 (0.19%) JSP 440
12 3 (0.19%) PMBOK
13 2 (0.13%) IFRS
14 1 (0.064%) Cyber Essentials
14 1 (0.064%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 82 (5.27%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (0.32%) XenApp
4 4 (0.26%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.19%) Firmware
5 3 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.19%) vSphere
6 2 (0.13%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.13%) NDS
6 2 (0.13%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 2 (0.13%) NFS
6 2 (0.13%) Terminal Server
6 2 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.13%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.064%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.064%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.064%) SRDF
7 1 (0.064%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.064%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 30 (1.93%) SCCM
2 14 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 12 (0.77%) HP ALM
4 10 (0.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 7 (0.45%) ServiceCenter
6 6 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.26%) vCenter Server
8 3 (0.19%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.19%) Nagios
8 3 (0.19%) Netcool
8 3 (0.19%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.13%) Ansible
9 2 (0.13%) IBM Guardium
9 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.13%) RSA Archer
10 1 (0.064%) HP SiteScope
10 1 (0.064%) HP UCMDB
10 1 (0.064%) NetApp OnCommand
10 1 (0.064%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.064%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 712 (45.76%) Microsoft
2 137 (8.80%) Oracle
3 118 (7.58%) SAP
4 74 (4.76%) Tableau
5 52 (3.34%) ServiceNow
6 48 (3.08%) Remedy
7 32 (2.06%) IBM
8 27 (1.74%) Google
9 23 (1.48%) Adobe
10 21 (1.35%) Cisco
11 20 (1.29%) HP
12 16 (1.03%) Workday
13 13 (0.84%) Cognos
13 13 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
14 12 (0.77%) Citrix
14 12 (0.77%) VMware
15 11 (0.71%) Dell
16 9 (0.58%) BMC
16 9 (0.58%) Bomgar
16 9 (0.58%) Niku