Period
to 18 January 2020

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 18 January 2020 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
18 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 68 72 66
Rank change year-on-year +4 -6 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 2,313 3,347 3,418
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.20% 3.36% 3.41%
As % of the Applications category 36.83% 39.88% 38.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,386 2,025 2,110
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% +2.86%
10th Percentile £163 £175 £160
90th Percentile £589 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -5.71% +7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 246 231
UK median hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -7.89% +4.42%
10th Percentile £10.90 £9.31 £11.04
90th Percentile £38.75 £42.25 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% -14.29% -2.78%

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 6,280 8,393 8,918
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.69% 8.44% 8.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,640 4,928 5,479
UK median daily rate £363 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14% +1.45%
10th Percentile £138 £145 £141
90th Percentile £550 £550 £557
UK excluding London median daily rate £336 £350 £335
% change year-on-year -3.93% +4.48% +3.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 631 752 722
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +3.23% -1.56%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.25 £10.23
90th Percentile £45.00 £41.23 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.32 £14.50
% change year-on-year +14.27% +5.62% -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 18 January 2020.

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 18 January 2020.

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 18 January 2020. 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 +5 2,146 £375 -1.32% 746
UK excluding London +7 1,304 £330 -5.71% 566
London +3 949 £413 -2.94% 218
South East +6 456 £325 -13.33% 159
North of England +25 283 £338 -3.57% 146
South West +10 176 £381 +2.35% 55
North West +22 152 £325 - 88
Midlands -2 152 £300 -7.69% 99
East of England +25 128 £250 -26.90% 68
West Midlands 0 99 £300 -7.69% 61
Yorkshire +12 93 £350 - 42
Scotland -22 86 £375 +7.14% 26
East Midlands -1 52 £300 +2.39% 37
North East +23 38 £360 +2.86% 16
Northern Ireland +3 20 £233 -19.83% 4
Wales -1 10 £125 -60.00% 10
Channel Islands - 3 £385 -

For the 6 months to 18 January 2020, 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.

1 981 (42.41%) Microsoft
2 776 (33.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 703 (30.39%) Finance
4 662 (28.62%) Microsoft Office
5 589 (25.46%) SQL
6 495 (21.40%) Analytical Skills
7 359 (15.52%) Business Intelligence
8 357 (15.43%) Agile Software Development
9 353 (15.26%) Project Management
10 313 (13.53%) Problem-Solving
11 300 (12.97%) SQL Server
12 289 (12.49%) Power Platform
13 288 (12.45%) MS Visio
14 285 (12.32%) Power BI
15 283 (12.24%) SharePoint
16 272 (11.76%) Windows
17 244 (10.55%) VBA
17 244 (10.55%) Stakeholder Management
18 236 (10.20%) Data Analysis
18 236 (10.20%) Security Cleared
19 222 (9.60%) Degree
19 222 (9.60%) Migration
20 221 (9.55%) Microsoft Project
21 214 (9.25%) Analytics
22 198 (8.56%) Oracle
23 196 (8.47%) PMO
24 180 (7.78%) SC Cleared
25 174 (7.52%) Public Sector
26 163 (7.05%) Visualisation
27 152 (6.57%) Banking

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
1 283 (12.24%) SharePoint
2 57 (2.46%) Confluence
3 39 (1.69%) SAS
4 34 (1.47%) MS Exchange
5 31 (1.34%) Skype for Business
6 18 (0.78%) CMS
6 18 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
6 18 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
7 13 (0.56%) Apache Spark
8 10 (0.43%) IIS
9 6 (0.26%) ArcGIS
9 6 (0.26%) Drupal
9 6 (0.26%) Jupyter
9 6 (0.26%) Moodle
10 4 (0.17%) Apache
11 3 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.086%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.086%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.086%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.086%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 776 (33.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 662 (28.62%) Microsoft Office
3 288 (12.45%) MS Visio
4 221 (9.55%) Microsoft Project
5 111 (4.80%) Spreadsheet
6 22 (0.95%) Acrobat
7 12 (0.52%) Photoshop
8 9 (0.39%) SPSS
8 9 (0.39%) XMetaL
9 7 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.17%) AutoCAD
11 3 (0.13%) Open Workbench
11 3 (0.13%) Snagit
12 2 (0.086%) Camtasia
12 2 (0.086%) PTC Creo
12 2 (0.086%) Stata
12 2 (0.086%) Windchill
13 1 (0.043%) Chatbot
13 1 (0.043%) InDesign
13 1 (0.043%) InVision
Business Applications
1 46 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.99%) Remedy ITSM
3 17 (0.73%) SAP HCM
4 16 (0.69%) SAP ERP
5 15 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
5 15 (0.65%) SAP S/4HANA
6 13 (0.56%) SAP Payroll
7 12 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
7 12 (0.52%) Oracle Receivables
8 10 (0.43%) Oracle TCA
8 10 (0.43%) SAP HR
9 9 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
9 9 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
10 8 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
11 7 (0.30%) Cognos TM1
11 7 (0.30%) Eloqua
11 7 (0.30%) Oracle CRM
11 7 (0.30%) Workfront
12 6 (0.26%) Elite 3E
12 6 (0.26%) Misys Opics
Cloud Services
1 289 (12.49%) Power Platform
2 150 (6.49%) Office 365
3 146 (6.31%) Azure
4 65 (2.81%) AWS
5 47 (2.03%) Dynamics 365
6 38 (1.64%) PowerApps
7 29 (1.25%) Azure Functions
7 29 (1.25%) Serverless
8 28 (1.21%) OneDrive
8 28 (1.21%) SaaS
9 24 (1.04%) Microsoft Flow
10 19 (0.82%) GCP
11 17 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
12 16 (0.69%) GitHub
12 16 (0.69%) Google Sheets
13 15 (0.65%) SuccessFactors
14 14 (0.61%) Azure Data Factory
14 14 (0.61%) Google Analytics
15 13 (0.56%) Adobe Analytics
16 12 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 45 (1.95%) Internet
1 45 (1.95%) Skype
2 39 (1.69%) LAN
3 36 (1.56%) VPN
4 33 (1.43%) WebEx
5 31 (1.34%) WAN
6 28 (1.21%) Remote Desktop
7 23 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
8 21 (0.91%) Firewall
9 19 (0.82%) DNS
9 19 (0.82%) Wireless
10 17 (0.73%) Radio Access Network
11 16 (0.69%) SAN
12 15 (0.65%) Network Security
13 13 (0.56%) 4G
13 13 (0.56%) TCP/IP
14 12 (0.52%) VoIP
15 11 (0.48%) Ethernet
16 10 (0.43%) DHCP
16 10 (0.43%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 300 (12.97%) SQL Server
2 285 (12.32%) Power BI
3 133 (5.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 118 (5.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 114 (4.93%) Data Warehouse
6 73 (3.16%) MS Access
7 66 (2.85%) Relational Database
8 56 (2.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 51 (2.20%) QlikView
10 37 (1.60%) Big Data
11 31 (1.34%) Oracle Reports
12 27 (1.17%) BusinessObjects
12 27 (1.17%) Data Mining
13 22 (0.95%) OLAP
14 21 (0.91%) PowerPivot
15 20 (0.86%) Spotfire
16 19 (0.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 19 (0.82%) MySQL
17 18 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
17 18 (0.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 105 (4.54%) JIRA
2 41 (1.77%) Visual Studio
3 18 (0.78%) Git (software)
3 18 (0.78%) Jenkins
3 18 (0.78%) Selenium
4 16 (0.69%) Cucumber
4 16 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (0.56%) Gatling
5 13 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 9 (0.39%) Rational DOORS
6 9 (0.39%) Subversion
7 6 (0.26%) Rational Rhapsody
8 5 (0.22%) HP UFT
8 5 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (0.17%) Dreamweaver
9 4 (0.17%) Eclipse
9 4 (0.17%) LoadRunner
9 4 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (0.13%) Bugzilla
10 3 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 703 (30.39%) Finance
2 174 (7.52%) Public Sector
3 152 (6.57%) Banking
4 127 (5.49%) Telecoms
5 90 (3.89%) Marketing
6 80 (3.46%) Retail
7 71 (3.07%) Legal
8 49 (2.12%) Front Office
9 45 (1.95%) Manufacturing
10 31 (1.34%) Billing
11 30 (1.30%) Investment Banking
12 27 (1.17%) Law
13 20 (0.86%) Back Office
13 20 (0.86%) German Language
14 18 (0.78%) Publishing
15 17 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
16 15 (0.65%) Advertising
16 15 (0.65%) General Ledger
16 15 (0.65%) Local Government
17 13 (0.56%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 832 (35.97%) Analyst
2 285 (12.32%) Data Analyst
3 282 (12.19%) Developer
4 168 (7.26%) Business Analyst
5 120 (5.19%) Coordinator
6 111 (4.80%) Project Manager
7 109 (4.71%) Administrator
8 86 (3.72%) Consultant
9 77 (3.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 76 (3.29%) Project Coordinator
11 67 (2.90%) SQL Developer
12 60 (2.59%) Financial Analyst
13 57 (2.46%) Excel Analyst
14 55 (2.38%) Business Intelligence Analyst
14 55 (2.38%) Junior
15 54 (2.33%) SQL Analyst
16 47 (2.03%) Architect
17 44 (1.90%) PMO Analyst
17 44 (1.90%) Service Analyst
18 42 (1.82%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (4.06%) .NET
2 61 (2.64%) XML
3 59 (2.55%) HTML
4 38 (1.64%) CSS
5 27 (1.17%) Web Services
6 24 (1.04%) ASP.NET
7 19 (0.82%) .NET Core
7 19 (0.82%) MDX
8 18 (0.78%) AngularJS
8 18 (0.78%) React
9 14 (0.61%) WinForms
10 13 (0.56%) .NET Framework
10 13 (0.56%) Middleware
10 13 (0.56%) SAP Fiori
11 12 (0.52%) WPF
12 10 (0.43%) jQuery
12 10 (0.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 9 (0.39%) HTML5
14 7 (0.30%) Kafka
14 7 (0.30%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 495 (21.40%) Analytical Skills
2 134 (5.79%) Management Information System
3 114 (4.93%) Self-Motivation
4 38 (1.64%) NHS
5 35 (1.51%) Data Centre
6 31 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
7 28 (1.21%) Blackberry
8 25 (1.08%) Data Structures
9 23 (0.99%) User Experience
10 22 (0.95%) PDA
11 21 (0.91%) Derivative
12 18 (0.78%) Public Cloud
13 17 (0.73%) Analytical Mindset
14 16 (0.69%) PMI
14 16 (0.69%) Virtual Team
15 15 (0.65%) Social Media
16 14 (0.61%) CMDB
16 14 (0.61%) Fixed Income
16 14 (0.61%) Reinsurance
16 14 (0.61%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 272 (11.76%) Windows
2 140 (6.05%) Windows 10
3 58 (2.51%) Windows 7
4 50 (2.16%) Windows Server
5 45 (1.95%) Apple iOS
6 38 (1.64%) Unix
7 34 (1.47%) Linux
8 28 (1.21%) Windows XP
9 27 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 22 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
11 20 (0.86%) Windows Vista
12 19 (0.82%) Windows 2000
13 14 (0.61%) Mac OS
14 13 (0.56%) Android
15 9 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
16 5 (0.22%) Windows 8
17 4 (0.17%) Mac OS X
18 3 (0.13%) pSOS
18 3 (0.13%) SUSE
19 2 (0.086%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 359 (15.52%) Business Intelligence
2 357 (15.43%) Agile Software Development
3 353 (15.26%) Project Management
4 313 (13.53%) Problem-Solving
5 244 (10.55%) Stakeholder Management
6 236 (10.20%) Data Analysis
7 222 (9.60%) Migration
8 214 (9.25%) Analytics
9 163 (7.05%) Visualisation
10 148 (6.40%) Change Management
10 148 (6.40%) PRINCE2
11 137 (5.92%) ETL
12 125 (5.40%) Decision-Making
13 124 (5.36%) Project Delivery
14 116 (5.02%) Data Modelling
14 116 (5.02%) ITIL
15 107 (4.63%) Business Analysis
16 101 (4.37%) Time Management
17 96 (4.15%) CRM
18 95 (4.11%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 589 (25.46%) SQL
2 244 (10.55%) VBA
3 116 (5.02%) Python
4 103 (4.45%) T-SQL
5 85 (3.67%) C#
6 66 (2.85%) JavaScript
7 58 (2.51%) PowerShell
8 51 (2.20%) R
9 41 (1.77%) C
10 32 (1.38%) VB
11 28 (1.21%) Java
12 22 (0.95%) PL/SQL
13 21 (0.91%) C++
14 18 (0.78%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 18 (0.78%) MATLAB
15 14 (0.61%) VB.NET
16 10 (0.43%) VBScript
17 9 (0.39%) XQuery
18 8 (0.35%) PHP
18 8 (0.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 236 (10.20%) Security Cleared
2 222 (9.60%) Degree
3 180 (7.78%) SC Cleared
4 44 (1.90%) PMI Certification
5 34 (1.47%) PMP
6 31 (1.34%) ISEB
7 24 (1.04%) CIMA
7 24 (1.04%) DV Cleared
7 24 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
8 23 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
9 20 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (0.78%) ACCA
10 18 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
10 18 (0.78%) ISTQB
11 14 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 14 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 13 (0.56%) CCNA
12 13 (0.56%) CCNP
12 13 (0.56%) HND
12 13 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 196 (8.47%) PMO
2 100 (4.32%) QA
3 78 (3.37%) Data Quality
4 59 (2.55%) SLA
5 40 (1.73%) GDPR
6 17 (0.73%) IFRS
7 11 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (0.48%) Solvency II
8 10 (0.43%) P3O
9 7 (0.30%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.22%) MiFID
10 5 (0.22%) PCI DSS
11 4 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 4 (0.17%) ITGC
12 3 (0.13%) COREP
12 3 (0.13%) CRD IV
12 3 (0.13%) GAMP
12 3 (0.13%) GxP
12 3 (0.13%) NIST
12 3 (0.13%) PMBOK
System Software
1 124 (5.36%) Active Directory
2 21 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
4 8 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.26%) HDFS
6 6 (0.26%) vSphere
7 5 (0.22%) XenApp
8 4 (0.17%) NFS
9 3 (0.13%) Firmware
9 3 (0.13%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.086%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.086%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.086%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.043%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.043%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.043%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.043%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.043%) VMFS
11 1 (0.043%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 35 (1.51%) SCCM
2 25 (1.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 18 (0.78%) ServiceCenter
4 6 (0.26%) Hadoop YARN
4 6 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (0.26%) Puppet
5 5 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
5 5 (0.22%) Control-M
5 5 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (0.17%) HP ALM
7 3 (0.13%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.13%) Nessus
7 3 (0.13%) SCOM
7 3 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.13%) vCenter Server
7 3 (0.13%) WhatsUp Gold
8 2 (0.086%) NSN NetAct
8 2 (0.086%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 981 (42.41%) Microsoft
2 198 (8.56%) Oracle
3 142 (6.14%) Tableau
4 138 (5.97%) SAP
5 64 (2.77%) Google
6 63 (2.72%) Remedy
7 61 (2.64%) Adobe
8 48 (2.08%) ServiceNow
9 41 (1.77%) Cisco
10 40 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
11 39 (1.69%) HP
12 34 (1.47%) IBM
13 31 (1.34%) Dell
14 28 (1.21%) Sparx
15 27 (1.17%) VMware
16 26 (1.12%) Cognos
17 22 (0.95%) Citrix
18 21 (0.91%) Bomgar
19 20 (0.86%) BT
20 18 (0.78%) Peregrine