Period
to 15 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 15 August 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
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 59 58
Rank change year-on-year -17 -1 -19
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 3,276 3,410 3,966
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.20% 3.57% 3.63%
As % of the Applications category 38.10% 40.57% 39.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,013 2,037 2,480
UK median daily rate £365 £363 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.69% +5.07% -1.43%
10th Percentile £169 £163 £163
90th Percentile £568 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year - +4.00% -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 206 279
UK median hourly rate £17.54 £18.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.48% +13.64% +13.79%
10th Percentile £9.52 £11.25 £10.20
90th Percentile £38.75 £45.44 £32.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.84 £16.05
% change year-on-year -4.96% +4.92% +18.85%

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 with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 8,599 8,406 10,135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.40% 8.79% 9.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,097 4,923 6,011
UK median daily rate £373 £353 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.82% +4.29% +0.15%
10th Percentile £145 £150 £150
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £342 £330 £323
% change year-on-year +3.64% +2.33% -0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 759 690 886
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.12 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.36% -2.30% +10.00%
10th Percentile £10.73 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £38.75 £43.75 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - -6.06% +13.79%

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Microsoft Excel as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Excel in the UK

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Excel in the UK

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in the UK

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Excel in the UK

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in the UK

Microsoft Excel
Top 17 Contract Locations

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 over the 6 months to 15 August 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
England -16 3,003 £375 +1.35% 688
UK excluding London -15 1,764 £325 - 509
London -10 1,456 £423 +0.60% 220
South East -14 651 £374 +15.08% 145
North of England -13 332 £300 -4.00% 111
Midlands -26 224 £325 -4.41% 90
East of England +6 192 £325 +8.33% 62
Scotland -20 170 £300 -14.29% 26
North West -7 162 £330 -5.71% 60
West Midlands -27 146 £325 - 55
South West 0 142 £325 +7.44% 57
Yorkshire -17 134 £265 -1.85% 46
East Midlands -12 76 £314 -21.56% 35
Wales +12 44 £325 +4.84% 17
North East +7 38 £310 -11.43% 5
Northern Ireland +40 18 £325 +83.10%
Channel Islands - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 1,328 (40.54%) Microsoft
2 1,171 (35.74%) Finance
3 1,072 (32.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 851 (25.98%) SQL
5 838 (25.58%) Microsoft Office
6 637 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
7 625 (19.08%) Project Management
8 513 (15.66%) Agile Software Development
9 510 (15.57%) MS Visio
10 471 (14.38%) VBA
11 446 (13.61%) SQL Server
12 413 (12.61%) Problem-Solving
13 366 (11.17%) SharePoint
14 361 (11.02%) Business Intelligence
15 356 (10.87%) Microsoft Project
16 353 (10.78%) PMO
17 350 (10.68%) Degree
18 338 (10.32%) Data Analysis
19 331 (10.10%) Windows
20 325 (9.92%) Stakeholder Management
21 315 (9.62%) Oracle
22 305 (9.31%) Analytics
23 292 (8.91%) Migration
24 284 (8.67%) Banking
25 275 (8.39%) SAP
26 238 (7.26%) ITIL
27 229 (6.99%) PRINCE2
28 213 (6.50%) Management Information System
29 211 (6.44%) Change Management
30 202 (6.17%) Power BI

Microsoft Excel
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 366 (11.17%) SharePoint
2 63 (1.92%) SAS
3 58 (1.77%) Confluence
4 55 (1.68%) IIS
5 39 (1.19%) Skype for Business
6 37 (1.13%) MS Exchange
7 29 (0.89%) Apache
8 26 (0.79%) Tomcat
9 20 (0.61%) CMS
10 17 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
11 15 (0.46%) IBM Notes
12 13 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
12 13 (0.40%) WebSphere
13 12 (0.37%) Apache Spark
13 12 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
14 11 (0.34%) WebLogic
15 10 (0.31%) nginx
16 6 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
16 6 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 6 (0.18%) Mule
Applications
1 1,072 (32.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 838 (25.58%) Microsoft Office
3 510 (15.57%) MS Visio
4 356 (10.87%) Microsoft Project
5 170 (5.19%) Spreadsheet
6 14 (0.43%) Open Workbench
7 11 (0.34%) Acrobat
7 11 (0.34%) Photoshop
8 10 (0.31%) AutoCAD
9 8 (0.24%) SPSS
10 6 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
10 6 (0.18%) InDesign
11 4 (0.12%) Stata
11 4 (0.12%) Windchill
12 3 (0.092%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.092%) Mozilla Thunderbird
13 1 (0.031%) Autodesk Inventor
13 1 (0.031%) EViews
13 1 (0.031%) InVision
13 1 (0.031%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 22 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
2 20 (0.61%) SAP HR
3 17 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
4 15 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
5 12 (0.37%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 10 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
6 10 (0.31%) NetSuite
6 10 (0.31%) SAP ERP
6 10 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
7 9 (0.27%) CA PPM
7 9 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
7 9 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
7 9 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
8 8 (0.24%) Eloqua
8 8 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
8 8 (0.24%) Primavera
9 7 (0.21%) SAP FI
10 6 (0.18%) SAP CO
10 6 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
10 6 (0.18%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 114 (3.48%) Office 365
2 83 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 67 (2.05%) Amazon AWS
4 33 (1.01%) Amazon S3
5 32 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
6 31 (0.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 30 (0.92%) Google Analytics
7 30 (0.92%) OneDrive
8 25 (0.76%) SaaS
9 19 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
9 19 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
10 14 (0.43%) G Suite
11 13 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
12 12 (0.37%) OpenShift
13 11 (0.34%) Adobe Analytics
14 10 (0.31%) GitHub
15 9 (0.27%) Yammer
16 7 (0.21%) Slack
16 7 (0.21%) Trello
17 6 (0.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (1.59%) Skype
2 43 (1.31%) Firewall
3 39 (1.19%) Internet
3 39 (1.19%) WAN
4 38 (1.16%) LAN
5 31 (0.95%) SMS
6 27 (0.82%) Intranet
7 25 (0.76%) TCP/IP
7 25 (0.76%) VPN
8 22 (0.67%) DNS
9 21 (0.64%) SSL
10 18 (0.55%) Cisco IOS
11 17 (0.52%) SAN
11 17 (0.52%) SSH
12 16 (0.49%) Kerberos
13 15 (0.46%) DHCP
13 15 (0.46%) Network Security
14 14 (0.43%) Wireless
15 13 (0.40%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 13 (0.40%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 446 (13.61%) SQL Server
2 202 (6.17%) Power BI
3 157 (4.79%) Data Warehouse
4 151 (4.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 138 (4.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 130 (3.97%) MS Access
7 105 (3.21%) BusinessObjects
8 93 (2.84%) Relational Database
9 85 (2.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 77 (2.35%) Big Data
11 64 (1.95%) QlikView
12 51 (1.56%) Hadoop
13 48 (1.47%) Oracle Database
14 47 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
14 47 (1.43%) SQL Server 2016
15 43 (1.31%) MySQL
16 38 (1.16%) Apache Hive
17 35 (1.07%) SQL Server 2014
18 34 (1.04%) Sqoop
19 33 (1.01%) Impala
Development Applications
1 164 (5.01%) JIRA
2 65 (1.98%) Jenkins
3 51 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 49 (1.50%) Visual Studio
5 30 (0.92%) Selenium
6 23 (0.70%) Git (software)
6 23 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 23 (0.70%) Visual Studio Team System
7 21 (0.64%) Toad
8 18 (0.55%) Cucumber
8 18 (0.55%) Subversion
9 16 (0.49%) SpecFlow
10 14 (0.43%) Eclipse
11 13 (0.40%) LSMW
11 13 (0.40%) RStudio
12 12 (0.37%) Maven
12 12 (0.37%) SoapUI
13 10 (0.31%) NUnit
14 8 (0.24%) Ant
14 8 (0.24%) GitLab
General
1 1,171 (35.74%) Finance
2 284 (8.67%) Banking
3 135 (4.12%) Telecoms
4 130 (3.97%) Legal
5 122 (3.72%) Marketing
6 116 (3.54%) Retail
7 92 (2.81%) Front Office
8 66 (2.01%) Investment Banking
9 59 (1.80%) Law
10 52 (1.59%) Financial Institution
10 52 (1.59%) Manufacturing
11 47 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
12 38 (1.16%) Advertising
13 34 (1.04%) Publishing
14 32 (0.98%) Billing
15 23 (0.70%) French Language
15 23 (0.70%) German Language
16 20 (0.61%) Mandarin Language
17 18 (0.55%) Back Office
18 16 (0.49%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1,209 (36.90%) Analyst
2 414 (12.64%) Developer
3 365 (11.14%) Data Analyst
4 241 (7.36%) Business Analyst
5 224 (6.84%) Project Manager
6 169 (5.16%) Administrator
7 129 (3.94%) Coordinator
8 117 (3.57%) VBA Developer
9 107 (3.27%) SQL Developer
10 101 (3.08%) Excel Analyst
11 97 (2.96%) Consultant
12 88 (2.69%) Project Coordinator
13 87 (2.66%) PMO Analyst
14 84 (2.56%) Excel Developer
15 82 (2.50%) Service Analyst
16 75 (2.29%) Business Intelligence Analyst
17 71 (2.17%) SQL Analyst
18 66 (2.01%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 65 (1.98%) Support Analyst
20 64 (1.95%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (4.21%) .NET
2 94 (2.87%) XML
3 66 (2.01%) HTML
4 46 (1.40%) Web Services
5 41 (1.25%) REST
6 40 (1.22%) CSS
7 37 (1.13%) JSON
8 28 (0.85%) WPF
9 27 (0.82%) WCF
10 22 (0.67%) Node.js
10 22 (0.67%) SOAP
11 21 (0.64%) jQuery
12 19 (0.58%) MDX
13 18 (0.55%) LDAP
13 18 (0.55%) SailPoint
14 16 (0.49%) .NET Framework
14 16 (0.49%) XSLT
15 15 (0.46%) HTML5
15 15 (0.46%) Middleware
15 15 (0.46%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 637 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
2 213 (6.50%) Management Information System
3 153 (4.67%) Self-Motivation
4 96 (2.93%) Computer Science
5 55 (1.68%) Virtual Team
6 50 (1.53%) User Experience
7 44 (1.34%) Derivative
8 42 (1.28%) Data Centre
9 37 (1.13%) Wiki
10 34 (1.04%) NHS
11 32 (0.98%) Fixed Income
12 30 (0.92%) FMCG
12 30 (0.92%) PMI
13 26 (0.79%) Mainframe
14 25 (0.76%) Data Structures
15 23 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
15 23 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
16 22 (0.67%) Blackberry
17 20 (0.61%) Credit Risk
17 20 (0.61%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 331 (10.10%) Windows
2 126 (3.85%) Windows 10
3 96 (2.93%) Unix
4 74 (2.26%) Windows 7
5 55 (1.68%) Linux
6 43 (1.31%) Windows Server
7 41 (1.25%) Android
8 28 (0.85%) Apple iOS
9 26 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 19 (0.58%) Solaris
11 14 (0.43%) Windows 8
12 12 (0.37%) Windows XP
13 10 (0.31%) zOS
14 7 (0.21%) AIX
14 7 (0.21%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.15%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.12%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
16 4 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 625 (19.08%) Project Management
2 513 (15.66%) Agile Software Development
3 413 (12.61%) Problem-Solving
4 361 (11.02%) Business Intelligence
5 338 (10.32%) Data Analysis
6 325 (9.92%) Stakeholder Management
7 305 (9.31%) Analytics
8 292 (8.91%) Migration
9 238 (7.26%) ITIL
10 229 (6.99%) PRINCE2
11 211 (6.44%) Change Management
12 189 (5.77%) Time Management
13 176 (5.37%) ETL
14 175 (5.34%) Business Analysis
15 165 (5.04%) Scrum
16 144 (4.40%) Data Management
17 138 (4.21%) Decision-Making
18 137 (4.18%) Data Modelling
19 127 (3.88%) Risk Management
20 123 (3.75%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 851 (25.98%) SQL
2 471 (14.38%) VBA
3 173 (5.28%) C#
4 172 (5.25%) Python
5 156 (4.76%) T-SQL
6 110 (3.36%) Java
7 83 (2.53%) VB
8 75 (2.29%) PowerShell
9 68 (2.08%) PL/SQL
10 56 (1.71%) R
11 48 (1.47%) JavaScript
12 47 (1.43%) C
13 45 (1.37%) VB.NET
14 42 (1.28%) Shell Script
15 38 (1.16%) Bash Shell
16 34 (1.04%) Korn
17 30 (0.92%) C++
18 20 (0.61%) VBScript
19 16 (0.49%) Perl
20 15 (0.46%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 350 (10.68%) Degree
2 172 (5.25%) Security Cleared
3 112 (3.42%) SC Cleared
4 64 (1.95%) PMP
5 59 (1.80%) ISEB
6 51 (1.56%) PMI Certification
7 34 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 29 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
8 29 (0.89%) ISTQB
9 24 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 24 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
10 23 (0.70%) Numerate Degree
10 23 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 22 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 20 (0.61%) APMP
13 19 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
14 18 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
15 17 (0.52%) DV Cleared
16 16 (0.49%) ACCA
17 15 (0.46%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 353 (10.78%) PMO
2 184 (5.62%) Data Quality
3 123 (3.75%) QA
4 106 (3.24%) SLA
5 94 (2.87%) GDPR
6 15 (0.46%) CDISC
7 13 (0.40%) Def Stans
7 13 (0.40%) IFRS
8 11 (0.34%) ISO 9001
9 10 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 9 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
10 9 (0.27%) MiFID
11 7 (0.21%) P3O
11 7 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 6 (0.18%) JSP 440
13 5 (0.15%) DO-254
13 5 (0.15%) ISO 9000
13 5 (0.15%) Solvency II
14 4 (0.12%) PCI DSS
14 4 (0.12%) PMBOK
System Software
1 163 (4.98%) Active Directory
2 33 (1.01%) HDFS
2 33 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.40%) Docker
4 6 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.15%) vSphere
6 4 (0.12%) Time Sharing Option
6 4 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.092%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 3 (0.092%) RACF
7 3 (0.092%) Samba
7 3 (0.092%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (0.092%) Veritas File System
7 3 (0.092%) VMware Server
7 3 (0.092%) XenApp
8 2 (0.061%) NFS
8 2 (0.061%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.061%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.031%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 52 (1.59%) Ansible
2 44 (1.34%) Puppet
3 41 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
4 31 (0.95%) Hadoop YARN
5 29 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 28 (0.85%) SCCM
7 22 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
8 20 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
9 13 (0.40%) HP ALM
10 10 (0.31%) CA Single Sign-On
11 6 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
11 6 (0.18%) vCenter Server
12 5 (0.15%) Backup Exec
12 5 (0.15%) NetBackup
12 5 (0.15%) SCOM
13 4 (0.12%) Cisco Prime
13 4 (0.12%) MIIS
13 4 (0.12%) Nagios
13 4 (0.12%) Norton AntiVirus
14 3 (0.092%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 1,328 (40.54%) Microsoft
2 315 (9.62%) Oracle
3 275 (8.39%) SAP
4 156 (4.76%) Tableau
5 84 (2.56%) ServiceNow
6 67 (2.05%) HP
6 67 (2.05%) Remedy
7 61 (1.86%) Google
8 59 (1.80%) Citrix
9 56 (1.71%) Adobe
9 56 (1.71%) Cisco
10 50 (1.53%) Cognos
11 48 (1.47%) VMware
12 47 (1.43%) IBM
13 46 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
14 37 (1.13%) Workday
15 34 (1.04%) Cloudera
16 32 (0.98%) Bloomberg
17 27 (0.82%) Reuters
18 23 (0.70%) Red Hat