Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 57 42
Rank change year-on-year -4 -15 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 3546 3865 4848
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.44% 3.68% 4.23%
As % of the Applications category 39.11% 40.08% 41.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2176 2336 2958
UK median daily rate £360 £350 £357
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -1.89% +4.93%
10th Percentile £160 £163 £170
90th Percentile £588 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 313 332
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £15.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +11.04% +1.68%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.34 £9.25
90th Percentile £42.63 £38.60 £42.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year - +17.24% -3.33%

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 9066 9643 11698
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.80% 9.18% 10.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5538 5641 6811
UK median daily rate £350 £345 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.45% -1.43% +7.69%
10th Percentile £142 £150 £150
90th Percentile £560 £525 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +0.77% - +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 749 955 1101
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.17 £9.50
90th Percentile £35.55 £39.80 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.45% +3.33% -

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in the UK

Microsoft Excel
Top 16 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 24 November 2017. 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 -7 3332 £368 +5.00% 396
UK excluding London -7 1769 £325 - 240
London -10 1727 £413 +6.45% 172
South East -5 706 £300 - 54
North of England 0 326 £325 -4.41% 70
Midlands -8 234 £334 +11.25% 42
West Midlands -1 163 £328 +9.17% 24
South West -21 161 £355 +13.60% 27
East of England -24 160 £313 -3.85% 32
Yorkshire +11 155 £295 -12.59% 32
North West -8 146 £325 -13.33% 32
Scotland -7 133 £305 -6.15% 13
East Midlands -21 71 £375 +50.00% 17
Wales +16 28 £300 -3.46% 2
North East +14 25 £313 -6.72% 6
Northern Ireland -37 22 £238 -20.83% 1

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Excel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 1339 (37.76%) Microsoft
2 1229 (34.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1191 (33.59%) Finance
4 932 (26.28%) Microsoft Office
5 866 (24.42%) SQL
6 765 (21.57%) Analytical Skills
7 628 (17.71%) Project Management
8 601 (16.95%) VBA
9 471 (13.28%) Banking
10 465 (13.11%) Agile Software Development
11 464 (13.09%) MS Visio
12 438 (12.35%) SQL Server
13 399 (11.25%) Microsoft Project
14 390 (11.00%) Business Intelligence
15 389 (10.97%) SharePoint
16 383 (10.80%) PMO
17 365 (10.29%) Data Analysis
18 361 (10.18%) Degree
19 348 (9.81%) Windows
20 330 (9.31%) Stakeholder Management
21 322 (9.08%) Analytics
22 262 (7.39%) C#
23 253 (7.13%) PRINCE2
24 238 (6.71%) Oracle
25 237 (6.68%) Migration
26 231 (6.51%) SAP
27 213 (6.01%) Security Cleared
28 210 (5.92%) Telecoms
29 206 (5.81%) .NET
30 202 (5.70%) Risk Management

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
1 389 (10.97%) SharePoint
2 137 (3.86%) SAS
3 53 (1.49%) CMS
4 41 (1.16%) Confluence
5 28 (0.79%) Skype for Business
6 24 (0.68%) MS Exchange
7 20 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
8 14 (0.39%) CICS
8 14 (0.39%) IBM Notes
8 14 (0.39%) IIS
8 14 (0.39%) MQSeries
9 13 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
10 11 (0.31%) Documentum
10 11 (0.31%) WebSphere
11 10 (0.28%) MS Project Server
12 8 (0.23%) Apache
13 7 (0.20%) Apache Spark
14 6 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
14 6 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
15 5 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1229 (34.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 932 (26.28%) Microsoft Office
3 464 (13.09%) MS Visio
4 399 (11.25%) Microsoft Project
5 201 (5.67%) Spreadsheet
6 20 (0.56%) Photoshop
7 19 (0.54%) SPSS
8 12 (0.34%) InfoPath
9 11 (0.31%) Acrobat
9 11 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
10 10 (0.28%) Adobe Captivate
10 10 (0.28%) Stata
11 7 (0.20%) AutoCAD
12 5 (0.14%) InDesign
12 5 (0.14%) RoboHelp
12 5 (0.14%) Snagit
13 4 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 4 (0.11%) Maya
14 2 (0.056%) Revit
15 1 (0.028%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 46 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (0.42%) Markit EDM
4 11 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
4 11 (0.31%) SAP FI
5 10 (0.28%) Maximo
5 10 (0.28%) Primavera
5 10 (0.28%) SAP GRC
6 9 (0.25%) SAP CO
6 9 (0.25%) SAP ERP
6 9 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
6 9 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
7 8 (0.23%) Adobe Campaign
7 8 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
7 8 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
8 7 (0.20%) FastStats
8 7 (0.20%) SAP IS-U
9 6 (0.17%) HFM
9 6 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
9 6 (0.17%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 113 (3.19%) Office 365
2 40 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (1.10%) Google Analytics
4 25 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
5 22 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
6 17 (0.48%) Adobe Analytics
6 17 (0.48%) Google Drive
7 15 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
7 15 (0.42%) SaaS
8 12 (0.34%) G Suite
9 11 (0.31%) Silverpop
10 8 (0.23%) AdWords
10 8 (0.23%) IBM Blueworks
10 8 (0.23%) Slack
10 8 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
11 6 (0.17%) Google Tag Manager
11 6 (0.17%) IaaS
11 6 (0.17%) OneDrive
11 6 (0.17%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 5 (0.14%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 64 (1.80%) Internet
2 57 (1.61%) WAN
3 55 (1.55%) LAN
4 45 (1.27%) TCP/IP
5 37 (1.04%) Firewall
5 37 (1.04%) VPN
6 33 (0.93%) Skype
7 24 (0.68%) SMS
8 23 (0.65%) SSL
9 21 (0.59%) SSH
10 20 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
11 19 (0.54%) Ethernet
12 18 (0.51%) DNS
12 18 (0.51%) Kerberos
12 18 (0.51%) Remote Desktop
12 18 (0.51%) Wireless
13 17 (0.48%) Intranet
14 16 (0.45%) Cisco IOS
14 16 (0.45%) DHCP
15 15 (0.42%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 438 (12.35%) SQL Server
2 150 (4.23%) MS Access
3 141 (3.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 140 (3.95%) Power BI
5 135 (3.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 126 (3.55%) Data Warehouse
7 78 (2.20%) Relational Database
8 74 (2.09%) BusinessObjects
9 61 (1.72%) QlikView
10 59 (1.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 53 (1.49%) Big Data
12 48 (1.35%) PowerPivot
13 39 (1.10%) Oracle Database
14 37 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
15 34 (0.96%) Data Mining
16 32 (0.90%) SAS Enterprise Guide
17 31 (0.87%) OLAP
17 31 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
17 31 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
18 28 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 108 (3.05%) JIRA
2 32 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 28 (0.79%) Selenium
4 26 (0.73%) Cucumber
5 25 (0.71%) Visual Studio
6 23 (0.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 17 (0.48%) SpecFlow
8 13 (0.37%) JMeter
9 12 (0.34%) Git (software)
9 12 (0.34%) Jenkins
9 12 (0.34%) Subversion
10 8 (0.23%) Toad
11 7 (0.20%) JUnit
12 6 (0.17%) LoadRunner
13 5 (0.14%) HP UFT
13 5 (0.14%) Jasmine
13 5 (0.14%) Maven
14 4 (0.11%) Dreamweaver
14 4 (0.11%) GitLab
14 4 (0.11%) Oracle APEX
General
1 1191 (33.59%) Finance
2 471 (13.28%) Banking
3 210 (5.92%) Telecoms
4 193 (5.44%) Front Office
5 186 (5.25%) Marketing
6 140 (3.95%) Investment Banking
7 136 (3.84%) Retail
8 111 (3.13%) Legal
9 71 (2.00%) Manufacturing
10 48 (1.35%) Billing
11 44 (1.24%) Advertising
12 43 (1.21%) Pharmaceutical
13 42 (1.18%) Law
14 41 (1.16%) Back Office
14 41 (1.16%) Retail Banking
15 37 (1.04%) Electronics
16 31 (0.87%) Financial Institution
17 27 (0.76%) Mandarin Language
18 21 (0.59%) German Language
19 19 (0.54%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1376 (38.80%) Analyst
2 482 (13.59%) Developer
3 384 (10.83%) Data Analyst
4 296 (8.35%) Business Analyst
5 220 (6.20%) Project Manager
6 157 (4.43%) Coordinator
7 146 (4.12%) Administrator
8 125 (3.53%) PMO Analyst
9 123 (3.47%) Project Coordinator
10 116 (3.27%) Consultant
11 106 (2.99%) VBA Developer
12 97 (2.74%) C# Developer
13 88 (2.48%) Report Analyst
14 83 (2.34%) Junior
14 83 (2.34%) SQL Developer
15 82 (2.31%) Excel Analyst
16 79 (2.23%) SQL Analyst
17 78 (2.20%) Excel Developer
17 78 (2.20%) Financial Analyst
18 72 (2.03%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 206 (5.81%) .NET
2 128 (3.61%) XML
3 100 (2.82%) HTML
4 60 (1.69%) .NET Framework
4 60 (1.69%) CSS
5 59 (1.66%) Web Services
6 38 (1.07%) REST
7 29 (0.82%) ASP.NET
8 22 (0.62%) jQuery
9 21 (0.59%) Middleware
10 20 (0.56%) HTML5
10 20 (0.56%) MDX
10 20 (0.56%) WinForms
11 16 (0.45%) SOAP
12 15 (0.42%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 15 (0.42%) STL
12 15 (0.42%) WPF
13 14 (0.39%) Entity Framework
13 14 (0.39%) ISPF
14 13 (0.37%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 765 (21.57%) Analytical Skills
2 194 (5.47%) Management Information System
3 97 (2.74%) Fixed Income
4 96 (2.71%) Derivative
5 83 (2.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 62 (1.75%) Data Centre
7 52 (1.47%) Computer Science
8 47 (1.33%) NHS
9 44 (1.24%) Virtual Team
10 40 (1.13%) Data Structures
11 38 (1.07%) Credit Risk
12 36 (1.02%) Equities
13 33 (0.93%) Market Risk
14 31 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
15 29 (0.82%) User Experience
16 28 (0.79%) Interest Rate Derivative
17 26 (0.73%) PKI
17 26 (0.73%) Social Media
18 24 (0.68%) e-Learning
18 24 (0.68%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 348 (9.81%) Windows
2 96 (2.71%) Windows 7
3 86 (2.43%) Unix
4 70 (1.97%) Linux
4 70 (1.97%) Windows 10
5 56 (1.58%) Windows Server
6 43 (1.21%) Android
7 37 (1.04%) Apple iOS
8 21 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (0.42%) zOS
11 13 (0.37%) Windows 8
12 11 (0.31%) Solaris
13 10 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
14 9 (0.25%) Windows XP
15 8 (0.23%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.17%) AIX
17 5 (0.14%) SUSE
17 5 (0.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 628 (17.71%) Project Management
2 465 (13.11%) Agile Software Development
3 390 (11.00%) Business Intelligence
4 365 (10.29%) Data Analysis
5 330 (9.31%) Stakeholder Management
6 322 (9.08%) Analytics
7 253 (7.13%) PRINCE2
8 237 (6.68%) Migration
9 202 (5.70%) Risk Management
10 179 (5.05%) ITIL
11 177 (4.99%) Change Management
12 165 (4.65%) Data Modelling
13 164 (4.62%) CRM
14 158 (4.46%) User Acceptance Testing
15 151 (4.26%) Data Management
16 143 (4.03%) Business Analysis
17 137 (3.86%) Programme Management
18 131 (3.69%) Scrum
18 131 (3.69%) Workflow
19 130 (3.67%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 866 (24.42%) SQL
2 601 (16.95%) VBA
3 262 (7.39%) C#
4 152 (4.29%) Python
5 105 (2.96%) Java
6 98 (2.76%) VB
7 97 (2.74%) T-SQL
8 93 (2.62%) C++
9 89 (2.51%) JavaScript
10 67 (1.89%) R
11 58 (1.64%) VB.NET
12 57 (1.61%) C
13 48 (1.35%) Perl
14 42 (1.18%) PowerShell
15 39 (1.10%) PL/SQL
16 35 (0.99%) VBScript
17 22 (0.62%) Shell Script
18 21 (0.59%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 20 (0.56%) SAS Macro
20 16 (0.45%) sed
Qualifications
1 361 (10.18%) Degree
2 213 (6.01%) Security Cleared
3 134 (3.78%) SC Cleared
4 54 (1.52%) PMI Certification
5 48 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 46 (1.30%) PMP
7 45 (1.27%) ISEB
8 39 (1.10%) DV Cleared
9 30 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 29 (0.82%) ACCA
10 29 (0.82%) CIMA
10 29 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
10 29 (0.82%) ISTQB
11 25 (0.71%) Numerate Degree
12 24 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
13 23 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
14 22 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
15 21 (0.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 20 (0.56%) CTC Cleared
17 18 (0.51%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 383 (10.80%) PMO
2 165 (4.65%) QA
3 161 (4.54%) Data Quality
4 68 (1.92%) SLA
5 60 (1.69%) GDPR
6 34 (0.96%) MiFID
7 29 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 27 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 19 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
10 17 (0.48%) ISO 9001
11 15 (0.42%) Basel II
12 12 (0.34%) Solvency II
13 11 (0.31%) PCI DSS
14 8 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
14 8 (0.23%) IFRS
14 8 (0.23%) P3O
15 7 (0.20%) Def Stans
16 6 (0.17%) Actionable Recommendations
16 6 (0.17%) IFRS 9
17 5 (0.14%) EMIR
System Software
1 109 (3.07%) Active Directory
2 27 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (0.54%) Hyper-V
4 15 (0.42%) RACF
5 14 (0.39%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 14 (0.39%) Time Sharing Option
6 9 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (0.23%) Firmware
8 7 (0.20%) Docker
9 5 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.11%) NFS
10 4 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (0.11%) Veritas File System
10 4 (0.11%) VirtualBox
11 3 (0.085%) Cronacle
11 3 (0.085%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.085%) vSphere
12 2 (0.056%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.028%) IAG
Systems Management
1 43 (1.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 21 (0.59%) SCCM
3 18 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
4 14 (0.39%) zSecure
5 9 (0.25%) NetBackup
5 9 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (0.20%) DatAdvantage
6 7 (0.20%) SCVMM
7 6 (0.17%) Ansible
7 6 (0.17%) Control-M
7 6 (0.17%) FortiGate
7 6 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.17%) Puppet
8 5 (0.14%) BladeLogic
9 4 (0.11%) CA Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.11%) Nessus
9 4 (0.11%) SnapMirror
9 4 (0.11%) SnapVault
9 4 (0.11%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 3 (0.085%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 1339 (37.76%) Microsoft
2 238 (6.71%) Oracle
3 231 (6.51%) SAP
4 137 (3.86%) Tableau
5 84 (2.37%) Google
6 81 (2.28%) Cisco
7 74 (2.09%) HP
8 64 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
9 63 (1.78%) Adobe
10 53 (1.49%) Cognos
11 50 (1.41%) Citrix
12 49 (1.38%) IBM
13 44 (1.24%) Remedy
14 41 (1.16%) Bloomberg
15 35 (0.99%) VMware
16 33 (0.93%) Reuters
17 31 (0.87%) Workday
18 30 (0.85%) ServiceNow
19 26 (0.73%) Red Hat
20 23 (0.65%) Sybase