Period
to 3 August 2021

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 3 August 2021 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
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 92 69 73
Rank change year-on-year -23 +4 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 1,912 1,180 2,931
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.64% 3.28% 3.19%
As % of the Applications category 36.55% 39.16% 38.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,197 730 1,748
10th Percentile £156 £135 £170
25th Percentile £250 £225 £258
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £375 £375
Median % change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.41%
75th Percentile £500 £500 £488
90th Percentile £600 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £325 £338
% change year-on-year +0.77% -3.70% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 93 204
10th Percentile £10.67 £12.10 £10.77
25th Percentile £13.00 £15.19 £13.69
Median hourly rate £15.50 £20.00 £16.57
Median % change year-on-year -22.50% +20.74% -4.83%
75th Percentile £24.81 £27.00 £24.89
90th Percentile £39.55 £35.60 £44.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £19.70 £16.50
% change year-on-year -25.13% +19.39% +3.94%

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 5,231 3,013 7,672
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.22% 8.36% 8.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,170 1,829 4,627
10th Percentile £161 £140 £150
25th Percentile £275 £213 £240
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £413 £388 £375
Median % change year-on-year +6.45% +3.33% +2.74%
75th Percentile £525 £500 £488
90th Percentile £614 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 452 295 647
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.20 £10.80
25th Percentile £13.25 £13.66 £13.00
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £16.57
Median % change year-on-year -7.89% +14.70% +3.53%
75th Percentile £25.81 £26.98 £25.90
90th Percentile £42.25 £43.75 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.12 £18.00 £16.22
% change year-on-year -4.89% +10.96% +4.66%

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Excel in the UK

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Excel.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Excel in the UK

Microsoft Excel
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Excel over the 6 months to 3 August 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in the UK

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Excel.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft Excel in the UK

Microsoft Excel
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft Excel over the 6 months to 3 August 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in the UK

Microsoft Excel
Top 18 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 3 August 2021. 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 -18 1,589 £400 +5.26% 703
UK excluding London -1 881 £328 +0.77% 500
London -42 735 £450 +4.65% 223
Work from Home -17 448 £400 +6.67% 81
South East -7 245 £400 +8.83% 96
Midlands +12 188 £300 -20.00% 105
North of England -14 178 £293 -10.00% 140
West Midlands +4 127 £350 -9.68% 61
North West -5 126 £230 -34.29% 80
East of England +38 102 £233 -28.23% 70
Scotland -33 79 £328 +10.08% 11
South West -16 61 £400 +24.03% 63
East Midlands +17 60 £100 -66.67% 43
Yorkshire -33 37 £369 +17.06% 46
North East -1 16 £336 +92.00% 14
Wales -5 16 £248 +125.00% 12
Northern Ireland -1 11 £375 +31.58% 5
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 3 August 2021, 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.

1 785 (41.06%) Microsoft
2 697 (36.45%) Social Skills
3 633 (33.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 597 (31.22%) Finance
5 532 (27.82%) SQL
6 522 (27.30%) Microsoft Office
7 394 (20.61%) Analytical Skills
8 354 (18.51%) Business Intelligence
9 349 (18.25%) Power Platform
10 341 (17.83%) Power BI
11 338 (17.68%) Agile Software Development
12 283 (14.80%) Data Analysis
13 278 (14.54%) Project Management
14 269 (14.07%) MS Visio
14 269 (14.07%) Analytics
15 260 (13.60%) VBA
16 246 (12.87%) Problem-Solving
17 241 (12.60%) Degree
18 216 (11.30%) SharePoint
19 196 (10.25%) Python
20 190 (9.94%) Visualisation
21 180 (9.41%) Windows
22 176 (9.21%) Security Cleared
23 165 (8.63%) SQL Server
24 164 (8.58%) Decision-Making
25 159 (8.32%) Microsoft Project
26 158 (8.26%) PMO
27 156 (8.16%) Tableau
28 155 (8.11%) JIRA
29 150 (7.85%) Stakeholder 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
1 216 (11.30%) SharePoint
2 74 (3.87%) Confluence
3 41 (2.14%) SAS
4 30 (1.57%) Jupyter
5 19 (0.99%) CMS
6 14 (0.73%) IIS
7 11 (0.58%) Skype for Business
8 9 (0.47%) Apache
9 7 (0.37%) Moodle
9 7 (0.37%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.26%) nginx
11 4 (0.21%) Mule
12 3 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (0.16%) Appian
12 3 (0.16%) ArcGIS
12 3 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.16%) Smallworld
12 3 (0.16%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.10%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.10%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 633 (33.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 522 (27.30%) Microsoft Office
3 269 (14.07%) MS Visio
4 159 (8.32%) Microsoft Project
5 91 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.52%) SPSS
7 7 (0.37%) Camtasia
7 7 (0.37%) Stata
8 6 (0.31%) AutoCAD
9 5 (0.26%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.21%) Acrobat
10 4 (0.21%) Revit
11 3 (0.16%) UserZoom
12 2 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.10%) GNU Octave
12 2 (0.10%) InDesign
12 2 (0.10%) Oracle Smart View
12 2 (0.10%) ProjectWise
13 1 (0.052%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 17 (0.89%) SAP S/4HANA
2 14 (0.73%) IBM Planning Analytics
3 12 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.47%) Workday HCM
5 8 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 8 (0.42%) SAP HCM
6 6 (0.31%) SAP MDG
7 5 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
8 4 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
8 4 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.21%) SAP MM
9 3 (0.16%) Cerner Millennium
9 3 (0.16%) Markit EDM
9 3 (0.16%) MFGPRO
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.16%) Primavera
9 3 (0.16%) SAP FI
9 3 (0.16%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 349 (18.25%) Power Platform
2 146 (7.64%) Azure
3 119 (6.22%) Microsoft 365
4 58 (3.03%) AWS
5 39 (2.04%) Adobe Analytics
6 33 (1.73%) Google Analytics
7 32 (1.67%) PowerApps
8 20 (1.05%) SuccessFactors
9 18 (0.94%) GCP
9 18 (0.94%) SaaS
10 15 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
10 15 (0.78%) Power Automate
11 13 (0.68%) Snowflake
12 9 (0.47%) PaaS
12 9 (0.47%) Trello
13 8 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
13 8 (0.42%) Azure Data Factory
13 8 (0.42%) Google Sheets
13 8 (0.42%) Miro
14 7 (0.37%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 38 (1.99%) LAN
2 31 (1.62%) Firewall
3 29 (1.52%) WAN
4 24 (1.26%) Internet
5 18 (0.94%) VPN
6 17 (0.89%) DHCP
6 17 (0.89%) DNS
6 17 (0.89%) Skype
7 16 (0.84%) TCP/IP
8 14 (0.73%) Network Security
9 13 (0.68%) Wireless
10 12 (0.63%) Kerberos
11 11 (0.58%) Intranet
11 11 (0.58%) SD-WAN
12 10 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
13 9 (0.47%) VLAN
14 8 (0.42%) RTP
14 8 (0.42%) SSL
14 8 (0.42%) VoIP
15 7 (0.37%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 341 (17.83%) Power BI
2 165 (8.63%) SQL Server
3 156 (8.16%) Tableau
4 121 (6.33%) Data Warehouse
5 66 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 60 (3.14%) Relational Database
6 60 (3.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 55 (2.88%) MS Access
8 50 (2.62%) QlikView
9 33 (1.73%) MySQL
10 32 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 30 (1.57%) Power Query
12 25 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
13 18 (0.94%) Data Mining
14 17 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
14 17 (0.89%) RDBMS
15 14 (0.73%) Hadoop
15 14 (0.73%) HBase
15 14 (0.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 14 (0.73%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 155 (8.11%) JIRA
2 27 (1.41%) Git (software)
2 27 (1.41%) Visual Studio
3 20 (1.05%) Jenkins
4 16 (0.84%) Bitbucket
5 14 (0.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 11 (0.58%) Cucumber
7 10 (0.52%) Selenium
8 8 (0.42%) Eclipse
8 8 (0.42%) Gatling
9 7 (0.37%) Toad
10 6 (0.31%) ERwin
10 6 (0.31%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (0.16%) JMeter
12 3 (0.16%) LSMW
12 3 (0.16%) PowerBuilder
12 3 (0.16%) Subversion
12 3 (0.16%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.16%) TestDirector
General
1 697 (36.45%) Social Skills
2 597 (31.22%) Finance
3 394 (20.61%) Analytical Skills
4 138 (7.22%) Public Sector
5 130 (6.80%) Banking
6 129 (6.75%) Presentation Skills
7 115 (6.01%) Organisational Skills
8 109 (5.70%) Marketing
9 88 (4.60%) Telecoms
10 68 (3.56%) Legal
11 62 (3.24%) Retail
12 54 (2.82%) Influencing Skills
13 47 (2.46%) Front Office
14 40 (2.09%) Documentation Skills
15 31 (1.62%) Investment Banking
15 31 (1.62%) Pharmaceutical
16 25 (1.31%) Manufacturing
17 22 (1.15%) Law
18 20 (1.05%) Advertising
18 20 (1.05%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 763 (39.91%) Analyst
2 258 (13.49%) Data Analyst
3 216 (11.30%) Developer
4 157 (8.21%) Business Analyst
5 99 (5.18%) Project Manager
6 73 (3.82%) Administrator
7 59 (3.09%) Consultant
8 57 (2.98%) Coordinator
9 49 (2.56%) Report Analyst
10 46 (2.41%) Service Analyst
11 43 (2.25%) PMO Analyst
12 39 (2.04%) Architect
13 38 (1.99%) Excel Analyst
13 38 (1.99%) SQL Analyst
14 37 (1.94%) Business Intelligence Analyst
14 37 (1.94%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 36 (1.88%) Support Analyst
16 35 (1.83%) IT Analyst
17 34 (1.78%) Financial Analyst
18 33 (1.73%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (3.29%) .NET
2 53 (2.77%) XML
3 42 (2.20%) HTML
4 24 (1.26%) .NET Framework
5 21 (1.10%) REST
6 20 (1.05%) Shiny
7 18 (0.94%) D3.js
7 18 (0.94%) JSON
8 15 (0.78%) MDX
8 15 (0.78%) Web Services
9 14 (0.73%) 802.1X
10 13 (0.68%) COM
10 13 (0.68%) CSS
10 13 (0.68%) Pandas
11 11 (0.58%) NumPy
11 11 (0.58%) OAuth
12 10 (0.52%) scikit-learn
12 10 (0.52%) SciPy
12 10 (0.52%) SOAP
13 9 (0.47%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 125 (6.54%) Management Information System
2 76 (3.97%) NHS
3 74 (3.87%) Self-Motivation
4 46 (2.41%) User Experience
5 35 (1.83%) Data Centre
6 34 (1.78%) Derivative
7 33 (1.73%) Virtual Team
8 28 (1.46%) Social Media
9 25 (1.31%) Algorithms
10 24 (1.26%) Data Structures
10 24 (1.26%) Fixed Income
11 23 (1.20%) FMCG
12 20 (1.05%) Reinsurance
13 19 (0.99%) Equities
13 19 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 15 (0.78%) CMDB
14 15 (0.78%) Freedom of Information
15 14 (0.73%) Legacy Systems
15 14 (0.73%) PMI
16 13 (0.68%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 180 (9.41%) Windows
2 81 (4.24%) Windows 10
3 50 (2.62%) Linux
4 30 (1.57%) Unix
5 24 (1.26%) Windows Server
6 17 (0.89%) Windows 7
7 15 (0.78%) Apple iOS
8 9 (0.47%) Android
9 5 (0.26%) AIX
9 5 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2016
11 3 (0.16%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.16%) Solaris
11 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2019
12 2 (0.10%) HPUX
12 2 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.052%) CentOS
13 1 (0.052%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 354 (18.51%) Business Intelligence
2 338 (17.68%) Agile Software Development
3 283 (14.80%) Data Analysis
4 278 (14.54%) Project Management
5 269 (14.07%) Analytics
6 246 (12.87%) Problem-Solving
7 190 (9.94%) Visualisation
8 164 (8.58%) Decision-Making
9 150 (7.85%) Stakeholder Management
10 148 (7.74%) Migration
11 124 (6.49%) ITIL
12 122 (6.38%) ETL
13 119 (6.22%) Change Management
14 115 (6.01%) Project Delivery
15 109 (5.70%) Data Visualisation
16 104 (5.44%) Data Modelling
17 103 (5.39%) Continuous Improvement
18 101 (5.28%) Scrum
19 95 (4.97%) Business Analysis
20 94 (4.92%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 532 (27.82%) SQL
2 260 (13.60%) VBA
3 196 (10.25%) Python
4 83 (4.34%) R
5 82 (4.29%) C#
6 65 (3.40%) Java
7 63 (3.29%) VB
8 54 (2.82%) T-SQL
9 48 (2.51%) PowerShell
10 39 (2.04%) JavaScript
11 28 (1.46%) C++
11 28 (1.46%) PL/SQL
12 27 (1.41%) C
13 23 (1.20%) VB.NET
14 21 (1.10%) HiveQL
15 18 (0.94%) Perl
16 17 (0.89%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 17 (0.89%) Shell Script
17 14 (0.73%) Scala
18 6 (0.31%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 241 (12.60%) Degree
2 176 (9.21%) Security Cleared
3 114 (5.96%) SC Cleared
4 32 (1.67%) ISEB
5 31 (1.62%) PMI Certification
6 25 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
7 23 (1.20%) PMP
8 22 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
8 22 (1.15%) ISTQB
9 21 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
10 16 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (0.84%) DV Cleared
10 16 (0.84%) Master's Degree
11 15 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
12 14 (0.73%) ISEB Practitioner
12 14 (0.73%) Numerate Degree
13 13 (0.68%) CCNP
13 13 (0.68%) CISSP
14 12 (0.63%) CCNA
14 12 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 158 (8.26%) PMO
2 103 (5.39%) Data Quality
3 93 (4.86%) QA
4 59 (3.09%) SLA
5 23 (1.20%) GDPR
6 10 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
6 10 (0.52%) IFRS
7 9 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (0.42%) Basel III
9 6 (0.31%) MiFID
10 5 (0.26%) P3O
10 5 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.21%) EMIR
12 3 (0.16%) CRD IV
12 3 (0.16%) IFRS 9
12 3 (0.16%) ISO 31000
12 3 (0.16%) ITGC
12 3 (0.16%) NIST
12 3 (0.16%) NIST 800
13 2 (0.10%) GRC
System Software
1 103 (5.39%) Active Directory
2 19 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.73%) HDFS
4 4 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.16%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.16%) vSphere
6 2 (0.10%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 2 (0.10%) Docker
6 2 (0.10%) XenApp
7 1 (0.052%) KVM
7 1 (0.052%) NFS
7 1 (0.052%) Samba
7 1 (0.052%) Snort
7 1 (0.052%) SRDF
7 1 (0.052%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.052%) vCloud
7 1 (0.052%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.052%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.052%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 26 (1.36%) SCCM
2 13 (0.68%) Ansible
3 10 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (0.47%) HP ALM
5 8 (0.42%) Control-M
6 7 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (0.26%) CA Single Sign-On
8 4 (0.21%) AirWatch
8 4 (0.21%) Jamf Pro
8 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.10%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.10%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.10%) Puppet
9 2 (0.10%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.052%) Cisco Prime
10 1 (0.052%) Nagios
10 1 (0.052%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 1 (0.052%) SCOM
10 1 (0.052%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.052%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 785 (41.06%) Microsoft
2 146 (7.64%) Oracle
3 117 (6.12%) SAP
4 67 (3.50%) Salesforce.com
5 64 (3.35%) Google
6 56 (2.93%) Alteryx
7 53 (2.77%) Adobe
8 45 (2.35%) ServiceNow
9 34 (1.78%) Cisco
10 33 (1.73%) Informatica
11 28 (1.46%) IBM
12 23 (1.20%) Talend
13 21 (1.10%) VMware
14 19 (0.99%) Atlassian
15 17 (0.89%) Teradata
15 17 (0.89%) Workday
16 16 (0.84%) Dataiku
17 13 (0.68%) CheckPoint
17 13 (0.68%) HP
18 12 (0.63%) Ericsson