Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 62 54
Rank change year-on-year -9 -8 -11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 1,864 1,728 1,999
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 3.36% 3.24% 3.57%
As % of the Applications category 38.27% 35.44% 37.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,006 963 1,108
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% - -
10th Percentile £165 £148 £150
90th Percentile £494 £500 £488
UK median daily rate £375 £352 £350
% change year-on-year +6.53% +0.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 179 237
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% - +25.00%
10th Percentile £9.30 £11.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £34.54 £33.00 £35.20
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -15.79% +5.56% +16.13%

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 4,871 4,876 5,268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 8.78% 9.15% 9.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,621 2,703 2,855
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +1.54% -
10th Percentile £135 £131 £135
90th Percentile £500 £500 £488
UK median daily rate £374 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +6.86% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 600 589 741
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.14% -3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £9.75 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK median hourly rate £15.80 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +1.94% - +3.33%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 16 December 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 -3 689 £374 +24.67% 131
North of England -9 338 £350 +7.69% 127
Midlands +3 269 £325 - 107
Scotland +20 175 £325 +18.18% 21
South West -15 170 £375 +3.45% 77
West Midlands -21 160 £325 - 61
East of England -8 157 £350 +7.69% 63
North West -19 147 £340 +4.62% 68
Yorkshire -9 143 £350 +7.69% 49
East Midlands +33 105 £286 -18.29% 46
Wales -3 51 £325 +13.04% 15
North East +15 48 £331 +1.92% 10
Northern Ireland +29 20 £300 +26.32% 3
Channel Islands - 1 - -
Microsoft Excel
UK

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 800 (42.92%) Microsoft
2 642 (34.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 617 (33.10%) Microsoft Office
4 532 (28.54%) Finance
5 414 (22.21%) SQL
6 370 (19.85%) Analytical Skills
7 341 (18.29%) Project Management
8 304 (16.31%) Agile Software Development
9 263 (14.11%) Problem-Solving
10 248 (13.30%) MS Visio
11 241 (12.93%) PMO
12 238 (12.77%) SharePoint
13 208 (11.16%) Stakeholder Management
14 196 (10.52%) Business Intelligence
15 193 (10.35%) Data Analysis
16 185 (9.92%) Microsoft Project
17 183 (9.82%) Windows
18 178 (9.55%) SQL Server
19 177 (9.50%) Degree
20 175 (9.39%) Oracle
21 163 (8.74%) VBA
21 163 (8.74%) Telecoms
22 152 (8.15%) SAP
22 152 (8.15%) Security Cleared
23 147 (7.89%) Migration
24 141 (7.56%) PRINCE2
25 124 (6.65%) Change Management
26 118 (6.33%) JIRA
27 113 (6.06%) Management Information System
28 110 (5.90%) ITIL

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
1 238 (12.77%) SharePoint
2 48 (2.58%) Confluence
3 34 (1.82%) SAS
4 18 (0.97%) CMS
5 16 (0.86%) MS Exchange
6 15 (0.80%) TPMS
7 14 (0.75%) WebLogic
8 8 (0.43%) Apache Qpid
8 8 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
9 7 (0.38%) MS Project Server
10 6 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (0.27%) ArcGIS
11 5 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (0.27%) IIS
11 5 (0.27%) Skype for Business
11 5 (0.27%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.16%) Apache Pig
13 3 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 642 (34.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 617 (33.10%) Microsoft Office
3 248 (13.30%) MS Visio
4 185 (9.92%) Microsoft Project
5 87 (4.67%) Spreadsheet
6 16 (0.86%) Open Workbench
7 11 (0.59%) InfoPath
8 7 (0.38%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.16%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.16%) InDesign
9 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
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%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.054%) Stata
Business Applications
1 20 (1.07%) SAP HR
2 17 (0.91%) Oracle Payables
3 16 (0.86%) Oracle EBS R12
3 16 (0.86%) Oracle Receivables
3 16 (0.86%) Workday HCM
4 14 (0.75%) CSG Singleview
5 12 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
5 12 (0.64%) Primavera
6 11 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 6 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
8 5 (0.27%) assyst
8 5 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.27%) Line 500
8 5 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
8 5 (0.27%) WebTrends
9 4 (0.21%) Hyperion Planning
9 4 (0.21%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.21%) SAP FI
9 4 (0.21%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 75 (4.02%) Office 365
2 17 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (0.91%) SaaS
3 16 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
4 15 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (0.64%) Google Analytics
6 9 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (0.48%) Amazon S3
6 9 (0.48%) Trello
6 9 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 7 (0.38%) Google Tag Manager
8 6 (0.32%) Adobe Analytics
8 6 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
8 6 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
9 5 (0.27%) IaaS
10 3 (0.16%) AdWords
10 3 (0.16%) GitHub
10 3 (0.16%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.16%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.16%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.34%) LAN
2 24 (1.29%) WAN
3 22 (1.18%) Firewall
3 22 (1.18%) Internet
4 19 (1.02%) Wireless
5 13 (0.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 13 (0.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 13 (0.70%) Skype
5 13 (0.70%) Wireshark
6 12 (0.64%) TCP/IP
7 11 (0.59%) Radio Access Network
8 10 (0.54%) Cisco IOS
8 10 (0.54%) SSH
8 10 (0.54%) VPN
8 10 (0.54%) WLAN
9 9 (0.48%) Intranet
9 9 (0.48%) IPsec
9 9 (0.48%) Multicast
9 9 (0.48%) Network Security
9 9 (0.48%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (9.55%) SQL Server
2 108 (5.79%) MS Access
3 98 (5.26%) Power BI
4 90 (4.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 83 (4.45%) Data Warehouse
6 74 (3.97%) BusinessObjects
7 70 (3.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 50 (2.68%) Relational Database
9 43 (2.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 38 (2.04%) QlikView
11 25 (1.34%) Oracle Database
12 20 (1.07%) SQL Server 2016
13 14 (0.75%) Big Data
14 13 (0.70%) Data Mining
14 13 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
14 13 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
15 12 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
16 11 (0.59%) Oracle Database 12c
17 10 (0.54%) Oracle OWB
17 10 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 118 (6.33%) JIRA
2 33 (1.77%) Jenkins
3 25 (1.34%) Toad
4 24 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (0.91%) Selenium
6 15 (0.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 14 (0.75%) Visual Studio
8 11 (0.59%) Git (software)
8 11 (0.59%) Visual Studio Team System
9 10 (0.54%) Cucumber
9 10 (0.54%) Rational DOORS
10 9 (0.48%) SoapUI
11 8 (0.43%) GitLab
11 8 (0.43%) JMeter
11 8 (0.43%) Maven
12 5 (0.27%) Subversion
13 4 (0.21%) Gatling
13 4 (0.21%) LoadRunner
14 3 (0.16%) MSBuild
14 3 (0.16%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 532 (28.54%) Finance
2 163 (8.74%) Telecoms
3 99 (5.31%) Banking
4 61 (3.27%) Marketing
4 61 (3.27%) Retail
5 44 (2.36%) Billing
6 36 (1.93%) Legal
7 28 (1.50%) Manufacturing
8 22 (1.18%) Electronics
9 17 (0.91%) Advertising
10 16 (0.86%) Investment Banking
10 16 (0.86%) Mandarin Language
11 15 (0.80%) Financial Institution
12 14 (0.75%) Publishing
13 13 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
14 10 (0.54%) Aerospace
15 9 (0.48%) Law
16 8 (0.43%) Front Office
17 7 (0.38%) Military
18 6 (0.32%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 782 (41.95%) Analyst
2 218 (11.70%) Data Analyst
3 156 (8.37%) Developer
4 129 (6.92%) Business Analyst
5 115 (6.17%) Coordinator
6 94 (5.04%) Project Manager
7 92 (4.94%) PMO Analyst
8 90 (4.83%) Administrator
9 71 (3.81%) Project Coordinator
10 54 (2.90%) Support Analyst
11 49 (2.63%) Financial Analyst
12 47 (2.52%) Consultant
13 44 (2.36%) Excel Analyst
14 42 (2.25%) SQL Developer
15 38 (2.04%) Service Analyst
16 36 (1.93%) Migration Analyst
17 34 (1.82%) Senior Analyst
18 33 (1.77%) Junior
18 33 (1.77%) VBA Developer
19 32 (1.72%) Data Migration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (2.74%) XML
2 44 (2.36%) .NET
3 34 (1.82%) HTML
4 17 (0.91%) CSS
4 17 (0.91%) SOAP
5 15 (0.80%) REST
5 15 (0.80%) Web Services
6 14 (0.75%) MDX
7 13 (0.70%) ASP.NET
8 12 (0.64%) RabbitMQ
9 10 (0.54%) .NET Framework
9 10 (0.54%) jQuery
9 10 (0.54%) XSLT
10 8 (0.43%) JSON
10 8 (0.43%) Kafka
10 8 (0.43%) WCF
11 7 (0.38%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (0.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 6 (0.32%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (0.32%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 370 (19.85%) Analytical Skills
2 113 (6.06%) Management Information System
3 100 (5.36%) Self-Motivation
4 49 (2.63%) NHS
5 38 (2.04%) User Experience
6 24 (1.29%) Data Structures
7 23 (1.23%) Virtual Team
8 22 (1.18%) Driving Licence
8 22 (1.18%) Reference Data
9 17 (0.91%) Mobile App
10 16 (0.86%) Data Centre
10 16 (0.86%) e-Learning
11 13 (0.70%) PMI
12 11 (0.59%) FMCG
12 11 (0.59%) Wiki
13 10 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
14 9 (0.48%) Graphic Design
14 9 (0.48%) Mainframe
15 8 (0.43%) Analytical Mindset
16 7 (0.38%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 183 (9.82%) Windows
2 63 (3.38%) Windows 10
3 58 (3.11%) Unix
4 35 (1.88%) Windows 7
5 26 (1.39%) Linux
6 15 (0.80%) VME
7 11 (0.59%) Windows Server
8 10 (0.54%) Android
9 8 (0.43%) Solaris
10 6 (0.32%) AIX
10 6 (0.32%) Apple iOS
10 6 (0.32%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.21%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.16%) Windows Phone
12 3 (0.16%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.11%) zOS
14 1 (0.054%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 341 (18.29%) Project Management
2 304 (16.31%) Agile Software Development
3 263 (14.11%) Problem-Solving
4 208 (11.16%) Stakeholder Management
5 196 (10.52%) Business Intelligence
6 193 (10.35%) Data Analysis
7 147 (7.89%) Migration
8 141 (7.56%) PRINCE2
9 124 (6.65%) Change Management
10 110 (5.90%) ITIL
11 98 (5.26%) Analytics
12 94 (5.04%) Data Modelling
12 94 (5.04%) ETL
13 91 (4.88%) Time Management
14 90 (4.83%) Programme Management
15 82 (4.40%) Business Analysis
15 82 (4.40%) Decision-Making
16 79 (4.24%) User Acceptance Testing
17 75 (4.02%) Change Control
17 75 (4.02%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 414 (22.21%) SQL
2 163 (8.74%) VBA
3 77 (4.13%) T-SQL
4 58 (3.11%) C
5 57 (3.06%) VB
6 54 (2.90%) Java
7 46 (2.47%) C#
8 45 (2.41%) Python
9 34 (1.82%) PL/SQL
10 28 (1.50%) JavaScript
11 20 (1.07%) PowerShell
12 18 (0.97%) Bash Shell
13 14 (0.75%) Korn
14 13 (0.70%) Perl
14 13 (0.70%) Shell Script
15 10 (0.54%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 9 (0.48%) MATLAB
16 9 (0.48%) R
16 9 (0.48%) VB.NET
17 8 (0.43%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 177 (9.50%) Degree
2 152 (8.15%) Security Cleared
3 93 (4.99%) SC Cleared
4 49 (2.63%) ISEB
5 24 (1.29%) DV Cleared
5 24 (1.29%) ISTQB
6 22 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 22 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 19 (1.02%) PMI Certification
8 17 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
8 17 (0.91%) PMP
9 16 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
10 13 (0.70%) Master's Degree
11 11 (0.59%) MBA
11 11 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (0.48%) CIMA
12 9 (0.48%) HP MASE
12 9 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 8 (0.43%) ACCA
13 8 (0.43%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 241 (12.93%) PMO
2 105 (5.63%) QA
3 88 (4.72%) Data Quality
4 49 (2.63%) SLA
5 24 (1.29%) GDPR
6 8 (0.43%) P3O
7 7 (0.38%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.32%) IFRS
8 6 (0.32%) JSP 440
9 4 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.11%) ARP4754
10 2 (0.11%) DO-254
10 2 (0.11%) GAAP
10 2 (0.11%) GxP
10 2 (0.11%) IFRS 9
10 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.054%) EMIR
11 1 (0.054%) Solvency II
System Software
1 88 (4.72%) Active Directory
2 18 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.48%) FreeRADIUS
4 4 (0.21%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.11%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.11%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.054%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.054%) Docker
6 1 (0.054%) Firmware
6 1 (0.054%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 1 (0.054%) RACF
6 1 (0.054%) Snort
6 1 (0.054%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 25 (1.34%) Ansible
2 20 (1.07%) Puppet
3 17 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
5 14 (0.75%) SCCM
6 11 (0.59%) AirWatch
7 9 (0.48%) HP ALM
7 9 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 8 (0.43%) Nagios
9 6 (0.32%) SCOM
10 5 (0.27%) Terraform
10 5 (0.27%) vCenter Server
11 4 (0.21%) Grafana
11 4 (0.21%) Prometheus
11 4 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.21%) ZABBIX
12 3 (0.16%) FortiGate
12 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
13 2 (0.11%) HP SiteScope
13 2 (0.11%) Kibana
Vendors
1 800 (42.92%) Microsoft
2 175 (9.39%) Oracle
3 152 (8.15%) SAP
4 67 (3.59%) Tableau
5 63 (3.38%) Remedy
6 51 (2.74%) HP
7 36 (1.93%) Workday
8 29 (1.56%) VMware
9 23 (1.23%) ServiceNow
10 20 (1.07%) Cisco
10 20 (1.07%) Google
10 20 (1.07%) IBM
11 19 (1.02%) IFS
12 18 (0.97%) Hyperion
13 17 (0.91%) Aruba
14 16 (0.86%) Apple
15 15 (0.80%) Adobe
16 14 (0.75%) Citrix
16 14 (0.75%) Niku
16 14 (0.75%) Salesforce.com