Period
to 23 April 2019

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 23 April 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
6 months to
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 72 67 59
Rank change year-on-year -5 -8 -12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 3,035 3,466 3,272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.19% 3.43% 3.56%
As % of the Applications category 38.93% 39.47% 40.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,801 2,193 2,027
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +1.45%
10th Percentile £163 £163 £163
90th Percentile £588 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 239 199
UK median hourly rate £17.63 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.88% +14.29% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.04 £10.56 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £40.00 £42.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.94 £16.65 £16.25
% change year-on-year +1.76% +2.43% +1.56%

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 7,797 8,782 8,151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.19% 8.69% 8.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,554 5,314 4,787
UK median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% +4.29% +2.34%
10th Percentile £143 £143 £150
90th Percentile £575 £556 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 652 775 761
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% -3.67%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £44.11 £37.58 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -6.25%

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 23 April 2019.

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 23 April 2019.

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 23 April 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
England -9 2,786 £375 - 215
UK excluding London -5 1,593 £350 +7.69% 131
London -5 1,383 £400 -3.73% 86
South East +2 585 £363 +7.41% 40
North of England -2 326 £325 - 30
Midlands +6 219 £325 -4.41% 30
South West -12 162 £339 +9.19% 19
West Midlands -4 156 £325 -7.14% 17
Yorkshire +8 145 £325 +8.33% 9
North West -15 145 £325 - 20
Scotland +12 128 £375 +36.36% 3
East of England -27 109 £371 +28.02% 9
East Midlands +14 63 £313 +2.04% 13
Wales -2 38 £333 +15.65%
North East -5 36 £368 -8.13% 1
Northern Ireland +22 27 £270 -28.00%
Channel Islands - 1 £488 -

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 1,141 (37.59%) Microsoft
2 1,067 (35.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1,019 (33.57%) Finance
4 820 (27.02%) Microsoft Office
5 807 (26.59%) SQL
6 617 (20.33%) Analytical Skills
7 538 (17.73%) Agile Software Development
8 477 (15.72%) Project Management
9 413 (13.61%) Data Analysis
10 400 (13.18%) VBA
11 388 (12.78%) Business Intelligence
12 383 (12.62%) SQL Server
13 358 (11.80%) Degree
14 352 (11.60%) Problem-Solving
15 322 (10.61%) MS Visio
16 316 (10.41%) Microsoft Project
16 316 (10.41%) PMO
17 314 (10.35%) SharePoint
18 310 (10.21%) Stakeholder Management
19 302 (9.95%) Oracle
20 298 (9.82%) Analytics
21 248 (8.17%) SAP
22 243 (8.01%) Migration
23 238 (7.84%) Windows
23 238 (7.84%) JIRA
24 237 (7.81%) Security Cleared
25 234 (7.71%) Banking
26 228 (7.51%) Power BI
27 218 (7.18%) Change Management
28 184 (6.06%) Tableau

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
1 314 (10.35%) SharePoint
2 92 (3.03%) Confluence
3 55 (1.81%) SAS
4 50 (1.65%) IIS
5 26 (0.86%) Apache
5 26 (0.86%) Tomcat
6 24 (0.79%) Skype for Business
7 20 (0.66%) CMS
8 15 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
8 15 (0.49%) TPMS
9 11 (0.36%) MS Exchange
9 11 (0.36%) nginx
9 11 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
10 10 (0.33%) Apache Spark
10 10 (0.33%) WebLogic
11 9 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
11 9 (0.30%) MS Project Server
12 7 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
13 5 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (0.16%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1,067 (35.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 820 (27.02%) Microsoft Office
3 322 (10.61%) MS Visio
4 316 (10.41%) Microsoft Project
5 158 (5.21%) Spreadsheet
6 18 (0.59%) SPSS
7 10 (0.33%) Open Workbench
8 9 (0.30%) InDesign
8 9 (0.30%) Photoshop
9 8 (0.26%) Acrobat
10 6 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
11 4 (0.13%) InfoPath
12 3 (0.099%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.099%) Blender
12 3 (0.099%) Stata
13 2 (0.066%) AutoCAD
13 2 (0.066%) Chatbot
14 1 (0.033%) Camtasia
14 1 (0.033%) Notepad++
14 1 (0.033%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 28 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.66%) MoSes
3 18 (0.59%) SAP S/4HANA
4 15 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
5 13 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
6 12 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
6 12 (0.40%) SAP HR
7 11 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
7 11 (0.36%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 11 (0.36%) Workday HCM
8 10 (0.33%) Cognos TM1
8 10 (0.33%) SAP R/3
9 9 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
9 9 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
9 9 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
10 8 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
10 8 (0.26%) Primavera
11 7 (0.23%) NetSuite
11 7 (0.23%) SAP BPC
11 7 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 93 (3.06%) Office 365
2 73 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (0.79%) Adobe Analytics
5 23 (0.76%) Google Analytics
5 23 (0.76%) OpenShift
6 22 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
7 21 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
8 19 (0.63%) SaaS
8 19 (0.63%) SuccessFactors
8 19 (0.63%) Trello
9 16 (0.53%) GitHub
10 12 (0.40%) G Suite
11 10 (0.33%) Azure Data Factory
11 10 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
12 9 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
12 9 (0.30%) Amazon S3
12 9 (0.30%) Google Tag Manager
13 7 (0.23%) Amazon EMR
13 7 (0.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (1.29%) WAN
2 36 (1.19%) LAN
3 35 (1.15%) Internet
3 35 (1.15%) Skype
4 31 (1.02%) VPN
5 29 (0.96%) Firewall
6 26 (0.86%) DHCP
7 23 (0.76%) DNS
8 22 (0.72%) Wireless
9 19 (0.63%) TCP/IP
9 19 (0.63%) WebEx
10 16 (0.53%) Network Security
10 16 (0.53%) SSL
11 13 (0.43%) Wireshark
12 12 (0.40%) Kerberos
13 11 (0.36%) Remote Desktop
14 10 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
15 9 (0.30%) MPLS
16 8 (0.26%) Broadband
16 8 (0.26%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 383 (12.62%) SQL Server
2 228 (7.51%) Power BI
3 178 (5.86%) Data Warehouse
4 139 (4.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 132 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 116 (3.82%) Relational Database
7 110 (3.62%) MS Access
8 84 (2.77%) BusinessObjects
9 71 (2.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 57 (1.88%) Oracle Reports
11 50 (1.65%) QlikView
12 46 (1.52%) SQL Server 2014
13 36 (1.19%) Big Data
14 35 (1.15%) Oracle Database
14 35 (1.15%) SQL Server 2016
15 29 (0.96%) Data Mining
16 27 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
17 24 (0.79%) RDBMS
17 24 (0.79%) Spotfire
18 23 (0.76%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 238 (7.84%) JIRA
2 52 (1.71%) Git (software)
3 51 (1.68%) Jenkins
4 27 (0.89%) Selenium
4 27 (0.89%) Visual Studio
5 24 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
6 23 (0.76%) Toad
7 21 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
8 20 (0.66%) Oracle Forms
9 19 (0.63%) Cucumber
10 13 (0.43%) Rational DOORS
10 13 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 11 (0.36%) Maven
12 10 (0.33%) HP UFT
12 10 (0.33%) LoadRunner
12 10 (0.33%) Subversion
13 9 (0.30%) SoapUI
13 9 (0.30%) SpecFlow
14 6 (0.20%) Bitbucket
14 6 (0.20%) Moq
General
1 1,019 (33.57%) Finance
2 234 (7.71%) Banking
3 182 (6.00%) Telecoms
4 126 (4.15%) Marketing
5 124 (4.09%) Retail
6 83 (2.73%) Front Office
7 69 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
8 68 (2.24%) Legal
9 59 (1.94%) Investment Banking
10 54 (1.78%) Billing
11 38 (1.25%) Manufacturing
12 32 (1.05%) Law
13 27 (0.89%) Electronics
14 23 (0.76%) Publishing
15 22 (0.72%) General Ledger
15 22 (0.72%) German Language
16 17 (0.56%) Financial Institution
17 16 (0.53%) Mandarin Language
18 15 (0.49%) Back Office
18 15 (0.49%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,244 (40.99%) Analyst
2 410 (13.51%) Developer
3 404 (13.31%) Data Analyst
4 220 (7.25%) Business Analyst
5 169 (5.57%) Project Manager
6 133 (4.38%) Coordinator
7 120 (3.95%) PMO Analyst
8 119 (3.92%) Consultant
9 114 (3.76%) Excel Analyst
10 111 (3.66%) Administrator
11 102 (3.36%) Financial Analyst
12 89 (2.93%) SQL Developer
13 84 (2.77%) Support Analyst
14 80 (2.64%) SQL Analyst
15 73 (2.41%) Project Coordinator
16 62 (2.04%) Junior
17 59 (1.94%) VBA Developer
18 58 (1.91%) .NET Developer
18 58 (1.91%) C# Developer
19 55 (1.81%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (5.11%) .NET
2 80 (2.64%) XML
3 68 (2.24%) HTML
4 55 (1.81%) JSON
5 54 (1.78%) ASP.NET
6 52 (1.71%) Web Services
7 51 (1.68%) CSS
8 40 (1.32%) REST
9 37 (1.22%) WPF
10 35 (1.15%) MDX
11 33 (1.09%) WinForms
12 30 (0.99%) .NET Framework
12 30 (0.99%) SOAP
13 28 (0.92%) HTML5
14 26 (0.86%) SailPoint
14 26 (0.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 25 (0.82%) AngularJS
15 25 (0.82%) D3.js
16 24 (0.79%) jQuery
17 23 (0.76%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 617 (20.33%) Analytical Skills
2 171 (5.63%) Management Information System
3 162 (5.34%) Self-Motivation
4 49 (1.61%) Data Structures
5 46 (1.52%) NHS
6 37 (1.22%) FMCG
7 35 (1.15%) User Experience
8 34 (1.12%) PMI
9 27 (0.89%) Derivative
9 27 (0.89%) Virtual Team
10 26 (0.86%) Algorithms
11 24 (0.79%) Fat Client
11 24 (0.79%) Thin Client
12 23 (0.76%) Blackberry
12 23 (0.76%) Reference Data
13 22 (0.72%) Clustering
14 21 (0.69%) Driving Licence
15 20 (0.66%) e-Learning
15 20 (0.66%) Fixed Income
16 19 (0.63%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 238 (7.84%) Windows
2 87 (2.87%) Windows 10
3 63 (2.08%) Unix
4 54 (1.78%) Windows 7
5 51 (1.68%) Linux
6 33 (1.09%) Windows Server
7 20 (0.66%) Android
8 18 (0.59%) Apple iOS
9 15 (0.49%) VME
10 13 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (0.36%) Windows XP
13 10 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
14 9 (0.30%) Mac OS
14 9 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 9 (0.30%) Ubuntu
14 9 (0.30%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 4 (0.13%) AIX
17 2 (0.066%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 538 (17.73%) Agile Software Development
2 477 (15.72%) Project Management
3 413 (13.61%) Data Analysis
4 388 (12.78%) Business Intelligence
5 352 (11.60%) Problem-Solving
6 310 (10.21%) Stakeholder Management
7 298 (9.82%) Analytics
8 243 (8.01%) Migration
9 218 (7.18%) Change Management
10 178 (5.86%) ETL
11 173 (5.70%) PRINCE2
12 164 (5.40%) Data Modelling
13 161 (5.30%) ITIL
14 156 (5.14%) Scrum
14 156 (5.14%) Visualisation
15 154 (5.07%) Decision-Making
16 152 (5.01%) Risk Management
17 143 (4.71%) Business Analysis
18 130 (4.28%) Time Management
19 124 (4.09%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 807 (26.59%) SQL
2 400 (13.18%) VBA
3 180 (5.93%) Python
4 142 (4.68%) C#
5 133 (4.38%) VB
6 114 (3.76%) Java
7 111 (3.66%) T-SQL
8 76 (2.50%) C
9 72 (2.37%) JavaScript
10 68 (2.24%) R
11 52 (1.71%) C++
11 52 (1.71%) PL/SQL
12 50 (1.65%) VB.NET
13 39 (1.29%) PowerShell
14 30 (0.99%) VBScript
15 25 (0.82%) TypeScript
16 23 (0.76%) PHP
17 21 (0.69%) MATLAB
18 18 (0.59%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 13 (0.43%) VB6
Qualifications
1 358 (11.80%) Degree
2 237 (7.81%) Security Cleared
3 177 (5.83%) SC Cleared
4 58 (1.91%) PMI Certification
5 54 (1.78%) ISEB
6 44 (1.45%) ISTQB
7 41 (1.35%) Numerate Degree
7 41 (1.35%) PMP
8 32 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 28 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
9 28 (0.92%) DV Cleared
10 27 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
11 25 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 24 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 22 (0.72%) ACCA
14 20 (0.66%) CIMA
15 19 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
16 14 (0.46%) MCP
17 13 (0.43%) CISSP
18 11 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 316 (10.41%) PMO
2 152 (5.01%) QA
3 125 (4.12%) Data Quality
4 66 (2.17%) SLA
5 31 (1.02%) GDPR
6 19 (0.63%) IFRS
7 17 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 13 (0.43%) ISO 9001
9 12 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 10 (0.33%) CDISC
11 9 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
12 7 (0.23%) Basel III
13 6 (0.20%) P3O
14 5 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
14 5 (0.16%) Solvency II
15 4 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
15 4 (0.13%) GxP
15 4 (0.13%) ISO 15022
15 4 (0.13%) ISO 20022
15 4 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 123 (4.05%) Active Directory
2 29 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (0.59%) Docker
4 8 (0.26%) XenApp
5 7 (0.23%) BitLocker
5 7 (0.23%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.23%) XenDesktop
6 5 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (0.13%) Firmware
7 4 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.099%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.099%) VMware Server
9 2 (0.066%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.066%) vSphere
10 1 (0.033%) Cronacle
10 1 (0.033%) IAG
10 1 (0.033%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.033%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.033%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 44 (1.45%) SCCM
2 37 (1.22%) Ansible
3 25 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
4 15 (0.49%) AirWatch
5 11 (0.36%) CA Single Sign-On
6 9 (0.30%) HP ALM
6 9 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (0.30%) Puppet
7 7 (0.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 6 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 5 (0.16%) Kubernetes
10 4 (0.13%) Nagios
11 3 (0.099%) Kibana
11 3 (0.099%) QRadar
12 2 (0.066%) Backup Exec
12 2 (0.066%) HP SiteScope
12 2 (0.066%) ServiceCenter
12 2 (0.066%) Terraform
12 2 (0.066%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 1,141 (37.59%) Microsoft
2 302 (9.95%) Oracle
3 248 (8.17%) SAP
4 184 (6.06%) Tableau
5 72 (2.37%) Workday
6 67 (2.21%) ServiceNow
7 63 (2.08%) Google
7 63 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
8 60 (1.98%) Remedy
9 48 (1.58%) Cognos
10 44 (1.45%) Adobe
11 43 (1.42%) Citrix
12 42 (1.38%) HP
13 40 (1.32%) Cisco
13 40 (1.32%) VMware
14 34 (1.12%) Dell
15 28 (0.92%) IBM
16 26 (0.86%) Hyperion
17 24 (0.79%) Alteryx
17 24 (0.79%) Blue Prism