Period
to 5 July 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 5 July 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
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 68 76 69
Rank change year-on-year +8 -7 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 1,346 2,888 3,470
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.26% 3.08% 3.33%
As % of the Applications category 38.85% 37.33% 38.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 798 1,758 2,187
Median daily rate £375 £363 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% - +3.57%
10th Percentile £155 £163 £163
90th Percentile £604 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £335 £325
% change year-on-year -2.99% +3.08% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 192 249
Median hourly rate £20.57 £16.53 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.42% -10.64% +5.71%
10th Percentile £12.63 £11.01 £10.17
90th Percentile £44.17 £46.30 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.43 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +23.80% +3.13% -

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 3,465 7,737 8,997
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.39% 8.26% 8.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,932 4,551 5,367
Median daily rate £375 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.35% +5.71%
10th Percentile £146 £150 £146
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year - +2.94% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 649 815
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.62 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.35% +0.70% +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.90 £10.53
90th Percentile £42.73 £47.09 £40.00
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.24 £15.50
% change year-on-year +10.84% +4.77% +3.33%

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 5 July 2020.

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 5 July 2020.

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 5 July 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 +10 1,235 £375 +1.35% 153
UK excluding London +7 699 £325 -2.99% 117
London +19 611 £425 +6.25% 44
South East +1 227 £375 +11.11% 42
North of England +14 163 £325 - 21
Midlands +14 104 £350 +7.69% 23
North West +21 89 £375 +15.38% 15
South West +6 84 £303 -10.64% 14
West Midlands +13 78 £360 +16.13% 13
Scotland +28 61 £300 -15.79% 6
Yorkshire +7 59 £325 -1.52% 3
East of England +5 46 £240 -28.89% 9
Work from Home +16 45 £375 +7.14% 10
East Midlands +21 26 £350 +7.69% 10
North East +28 15 £188 -50.00% 3
Wales +19 12 £110 -70.67% 1
Northern Ireland +3 8 £338 +56.98% 1

For the 6 months to 5 July 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.

1 545 (40.49%) Microsoft
2 400 (29.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 393 (29.20%) Finance
4 385 (28.60%) SQL
5 343 (25.48%) Microsoft Office
6 305 (22.66%) Analytical Skills
7 239 (17.76%) Business Intelligence
8 222 (16.49%) Agile Software Development
9 182 (13.52%) VBA
10 179 (13.30%) Problem-Solving
11 178 (13.22%) Windows
12 177 (13.15%) Security Cleared
13 169 (12.56%) SQL Server
14 167 (12.41%) Project Management
14 167 (12.41%) Power Platform
14 167 (12.41%) Power BI
15 157 (11.66%) Data Analysis
16 149 (11.07%) MS Visio
17 146 (10.85%) SC Cleared
18 133 (9.88%) Migration
19 131 (9.73%) Analytics
20 129 (9.58%) Public Sector
21 128 (9.51%) SharePoint
22 125 (9.29%) Degree
23 121 (8.99%) Risk Management
24 119 (8.84%) Oracle
25 108 (8.02%) Python
26 106 (7.88%) Stakeholder Management
26 106 (7.88%) Decision-Making
27 97 (7.21%) Azure

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
1 128 (9.51%) SharePoint
2 38 (2.82%) Confluence
3 20 (1.49%) MS Exchange
4 19 (1.41%) SAS
5 11 (0.82%) WebLogic
6 10 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (0.59%) Moodle
8 7 (0.52%) CMS
9 6 (0.45%) IIS
10 4 (0.30%) Mule
10 4 (0.30%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.30%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.22%) WordPress
12 2 (0.15%) Apache
12 2 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.15%) MS Project Server
12 2 (0.15%) Oracle 10gAS
12 2 (0.15%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 400 (29.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 343 (25.48%) Microsoft Office
3 149 (11.07%) MS Visio
4 88 (6.54%) Microsoft Project
5 47 (3.49%) Spreadsheet
6 13 (0.97%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.67%) Acrobat
8 8 (0.59%) Camtasia
9 4 (0.30%) SPSS
10 3 (0.22%) Stata
11 2 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.15%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.074%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.074%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.074%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.074%) InDesign
12 1 (0.074%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.074%) Revit
Business Applications
1 14 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
3 10 (0.74%) SAP HCM
3 10 (0.74%) SAP HR
4 9 (0.67%) SAP Payroll
5 7 (0.52%) Northgate Housing
6 5 (0.37%) SAP FI-CA
6 5 (0.37%) Unit4 Business World
7 4 (0.30%) Cognos TM1
7 4 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
8 3 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.22%) Eloqua
8 3 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 3 (0.22%) SAP PSCD
9 2 (0.15%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 167 (12.41%) Power Platform
2 97 (7.21%) Azure
3 67 (4.98%) Office 365
4 37 (2.75%) AWS
5 27 (2.01%) OneDrive
6 15 (1.11%) PowerApps
7 14 (1.04%) Dynamics 365
8 13 (0.97%) Serverless
9 12 (0.89%) AWS Lambda
9 12 (0.89%) Azure Functions
10 10 (0.74%) Google Analytics
11 9 (0.67%) Lucidchart
12 8 (0.59%) SaaS
13 7 (0.52%) Google Sheets
14 6 (0.45%) GCP
14 6 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
15 5 (0.37%) G Suite
15 5 (0.37%) OpenShift
16 4 (0.30%) Azure Stack
17 3 (0.22%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.78%) LAN
2 20 (1.49%) Internet
3 17 (1.26%) VPN
3 17 (1.26%) WAN
4 16 (1.19%) Radio Access Network
5 13 (0.97%) Remote Desktop
5 13 (0.97%) Skype
5 13 (0.97%) WebEx
6 12 (0.89%) Network Security
7 9 (0.67%) DNS
7 9 (0.67%) Wireless
8 8 (0.59%) 5G
8 8 (0.59%) Intranet
8 8 (0.59%) TCP/IP
8 8 (0.59%) VLAN
9 7 (0.52%) Firewall
10 6 (0.45%) 4G
10 6 (0.45%) LTE
11 5 (0.37%) FTP
11 5 (0.37%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (12.56%) SQL Server
2 167 (12.41%) Power BI
3 67 (4.98%) Data Warehouse
4 65 (4.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 54 (4.01%) Relational Database
6 49 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 37 (2.75%) MS Access
8 36 (2.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 35 (2.60%) QlikView
10 20 (1.49%) Data Mining
11 19 (1.41%) Oracle Database
12 15 (1.11%) Big Data
12 15 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
13 14 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
13 14 (1.04%) Spotfire
14 13 (0.97%) Crystal Reports
14 13 (0.97%) Qlik Sense
15 12 (0.89%) PowerPivot
15 12 (0.89%) RDBMS
15 12 (0.89%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 68 (5.05%) JIRA
2 34 (2.53%) Visual Studio
3 18 (1.34%) Git (software)
4 16 (1.19%) Selenium
4 16 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (1.04%) Subversion
6 13 (0.97%) Jenkins
7 11 (0.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 10 (0.74%) SoapUI
9 9 (0.67%) Cucumber
10 8 (0.59%) NUnit
11 7 (0.52%) Toad
12 5 (0.37%) ClearQuest
12 5 (0.37%) LSMW
12 5 (0.37%) Postman
12 5 (0.37%) Rational DOORS
13 4 (0.30%) Eclipse
13 4 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
14 3 (0.22%) HP UFT
14 3 (0.22%) JUnit
General
1 393 (29.20%) Finance
2 129 (9.58%) Public Sector
3 96 (7.13%) Banking
4 60 (4.46%) Telecoms
5 52 (3.86%) Marketing
6 51 (3.79%) Front Office
7 39 (2.90%) Legal
8 36 (2.67%) Law
9 33 (2.45%) Investment Banking
10 30 (2.23%) Manufacturing
11 24 (1.78%) Retail
12 22 (1.63%) Local Government
13 21 (1.56%) German Language
14 15 (1.11%) Billing
14 15 (1.11%) Electronics
15 14 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
15 14 (1.04%) Publishing
16 12 (0.89%) General Ledger
17 11 (0.82%) Advertising
17 11 (0.82%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 450 (33.43%) Analyst
2 176 (13.08%) Developer
3 147 (10.92%) Data Analyst
4 85 (6.32%) Business Analyst
5 56 (4.16%) Project Manager
6 53 (3.94%) Administrator
7 52 (3.86%) Consultant
8 40 (2.97%) Coordinator
8 40 (2.97%) SQL Analyst
9 38 (2.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 36 (2.67%) Support Engineer
11 33 (2.45%) Financial Analyst
11 33 (2.45%) Junior
12 31 (2.30%) C# Developer
12 31 (2.30%) Desktop Support
13 30 (2.23%) Business Intelligence Analyst
14 29 (2.15%) VBA Developer
15 26 (1.93%) Power BI Developer
15 26 (1.93%) Technical Analyst
16 25 (1.86%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (6.09%) .NET
2 41 (3.05%) XML
3 40 (2.97%) HTML
4 25 (1.86%) CSS
5 21 (1.56%) WinForms
6 18 (1.34%) JSON
7 17 (1.26%) .NET Framework
8 16 (1.19%) jQuery
8 16 (1.19%) WPF
9 15 (1.11%) ASP.NET
10 13 (0.97%) AngularJS
11 11 (0.82%) Middleware
12 10 (0.74%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (0.74%) HTML5
12 10 (0.74%) MDX
13 9 (0.67%) SOAP
13 9 (0.67%) STL
13 9 (0.67%) WCF
13 9 (0.67%) Web Services
14 8 (0.59%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 305 (22.66%) Analytical Skills
2 76 (5.65%) Management Information System
3 59 (4.38%) Self-Motivation
4 41 (3.05%) NHS
5 31 (2.30%) Fixed Income
6 26 (1.93%) Derivative
7 18 (1.34%) OTC Derivatives
7 18 (1.34%) User Experience
8 16 (1.19%) Driving Licence
9 15 (1.11%) Data Structures
9 15 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
10 14 (1.04%) Hedge funds
11 13 (0.97%) Learning Management System
12 12 (0.89%) Data Centre
13 11 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 10 (0.74%) Blackberry
14 10 (0.74%) Smartphone
15 9 (0.67%) PDA
15 9 (0.67%) Social Media
16 8 (0.59%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 178 (13.22%) Windows
2 69 (5.13%) Windows 10
3 39 (2.90%) Windows Server
4 34 (2.53%) Windows 7
5 23 (1.71%) Linux
6 21 (1.56%) Unix
7 19 (1.41%) Windows XP
8 16 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (1.04%) Apple iOS
10 11 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (0.74%) Windows 2000
11 10 (0.74%) Windows Vista
12 9 (0.67%) Mac OS
13 6 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.30%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.22%) Android
16 2 (0.15%) HPUX
16 2 (0.15%) Solaris
16 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (17.76%) Business Intelligence
2 222 (16.49%) Agile Software Development
3 179 (13.30%) Problem-Solving
4 167 (12.41%) Project Management
5 157 (11.66%) Data Analysis
6 133 (9.88%) Migration
7 131 (9.73%) Analytics
8 121 (8.99%) Risk Management
9 106 (7.88%) Decision-Making
9 106 (7.88%) Stakeholder Management
10 94 (6.98%) Visualisation
11 86 (6.39%) Data Modelling
12 80 (5.94%) Change Management
13 75 (5.57%) ETL
14 73 (5.42%) Information Management
14 73 (5.42%) ITIL
15 71 (5.27%) PRINCE2
16 68 (5.05%) Project Delivery
17 63 (4.68%) Data Management
18 58 (4.31%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 385 (28.60%) SQL
2 182 (13.52%) VBA
3 108 (8.02%) Python
4 86 (6.39%) C#
5 56 (4.16%) T-SQL
6 49 (3.64%) VB
7 47 (3.49%) R
8 42 (3.12%) C++
9 39 (2.90%) Java
9 39 (2.90%) JavaScript
10 38 (2.82%) PowerShell
11 25 (1.86%) PL/SQL
11 25 (1.86%) VB.NET
12 20 (1.49%) C
13 18 (1.34%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 18 (1.34%) MATLAB
14 9 (0.67%) VBScript
15 8 (0.59%) Shell Script
16 7 (0.52%) Ruby
17 6 (0.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 177 (13.15%) Security Cleared
2 146 (10.85%) SC Cleared
3 125 (9.29%) Degree
4 23 (1.71%) ISEB
5 17 (1.26%) ISTQB
6 16 (1.19%) PMI Certification
7 15 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
7 15 (1.11%) DV Cleared
7 15 (1.11%) PMP
8 14 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 13 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
10 12 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 8 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (0.59%) Numerate Degree
12 7 (0.52%) CCNA
13 6 (0.45%) ACCA
13 6 (0.45%) ISEB Practitioner
14 5 (0.37%) APMP
14 5 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
15 4 (0.30%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (5.79%) PMO
2 56 (4.16%) Data Quality
3 55 (4.09%) QA
4 39 (2.90%) GDPR
5 23 (1.71%) SLA
6 17 (1.26%) Solvency II
7 12 (0.89%) IFRS
8 6 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.22%) RMADS
10 2 (0.15%) Actionable Recommendations
10 2 (0.15%) GMP
10 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 17025
10 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.074%) Basel II
11 1 (0.074%) GAAP
11 1 (0.074%) GLP
11 1 (0.074%) ISO 31000
11 1 (0.074%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.074%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.074%) PSD2
System Software
1 75 (5.57%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.37%) Docker
4 5 (0.37%) HDFS
5 3 (0.22%) vSphere
6 1 (0.074%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.074%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.074%) NFS
6 1 (0.074%) SRDF
6 1 (0.074%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (0.074%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.074%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.074%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.074%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.074%) XenApp
6 1 (0.074%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (1.19%) SCCM
2 13 (0.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 10 (0.74%) ServiceCenter
4 7 (0.52%) Kubernetes
5 5 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (0.37%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.22%) PowerCLI
7 2 (0.15%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.15%) HP ALM
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle Statspack
7 2 (0.15%) Rancher
7 2 (0.15%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.15%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.074%) Control-M
8 1 (0.074%) EMC TimeFinder
8 1 (0.074%) Nagios
8 1 (0.074%) Netcool
8 1 (0.074%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 545 (40.49%) Microsoft
2 119 (8.84%) Oracle
3 95 (7.06%) SAP
4 68 (5.05%) Tableau
5 32 (2.38%) Remedy
6 29 (2.15%) Google
7 27 (2.01%) ServiceNow
8 26 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
9 23 (1.71%) Bloomberg
10 22 (1.63%) Adobe
10 22 (1.63%) HP
11 17 (1.26%) Alteryx
11 17 (1.26%) Cisco
12 14 (1.04%) Citrix
13 13 (0.97%) Bomgar
13 13 (0.97%) Cognos
13 13 (0.97%) IBM
13 13 (0.97%) VMware
14 10 (0.74%) Peregrine
15 9 (0.67%) Ariba