Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 70 77 59
Rank change year-on-year +7 -18 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 2,924 3,309 3,411
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.21% 3.21% 3.56%
As % of the Applications category 38.31% 37.65% 40.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,753 2,041 2,030
UK median daily rate £375 £365 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% +0.69% +3.57%
10th Percentile £175 £170 £163
90th Percentile £588 £563 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.85% - +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 223 209
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £17.54 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.93% -7.68% +16.03%
10th Percentile £10.50 £9.54 £11.25
90th Percentile £43.70 £38.75 £45.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.92
% change year-on-year +3.13% -5.42% +5.73%

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 7,633 8,789 8,476
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.38% 8.53% 8.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,511 5,220 4,980
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% +5.88%
10th Percentile £150 £148 £150
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year - +6.06% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 656 766 689
UK median hourly rate £17.17 £16.50 £16.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.06% +1.98% -1.94%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.69 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.13 £39.13 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +6.45% - -6.06%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 +5 2,697 £375 - 780
UK excluding London +8 1,637 £338 +3.85% 661
London -5 1,210 £413 -2.94% 171
South East +5 601 £325 -13.10% 164
North of England +22 340 £335 +11.67% 128
Midlands +12 198 £325 - 136
South West +15 197 £333 +1.53% 89
Yorkshire +24 155 £325 +30.00% 46
East of England -9 145 £368 +13.08% 93
North West +4 144 £325 -1.52% 64
West Midlands +8 139 £310 -4.62% 76
Scotland -10 101 £368 +22.50% 23
East Midlands +7 61 £325 +3.17% 59
North East +27 42 £368 +18.55% 18
Northern Ireland +8 28 £338 +3.85% 8
Wales -8 25 £375 +15.38% 21
Channel Islands -7 3 £600 -

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 1,158 (39.60%) Microsoft
2 1,048 (35.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 956 (32.69%) Finance
4 848 (29.00%) Microsoft Office
5 760 (25.99%) SQL
6 642 (21.96%) Analytical Skills
7 509 (17.41%) Project Management
8 472 (16.14%) Agile Software Development
9 424 (14.50%) Business Intelligence
10 370 (12.65%) Data Analysis
11 349 (11.94%) SQL Server
12 345 (11.80%) SharePoint
13 339 (11.59%) VBA
14 329 (11.25%) Problem-Solving
15 326 (11.15%) MS Visio
16 305 (10.43%) Stakeholder Management
17 297 (10.16%) Degree
18 296 (10.12%) Power Platform
19 292 (9.99%) Analytics
20 289 (9.88%) Power BI
21 287 (9.82%) Windows
22 275 (9.40%) PMO
23 267 (9.13%) Microsoft Project
24 266 (9.10%) Oracle
25 243 (8.31%) Migration
25 243 (8.31%) Security Cleared
26 237 (8.11%) SAP
27 214 (7.32%) PRINCE2
27 214 (7.32%) Change Management
27 214 (7.32%) 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
1 345 (11.80%) SharePoint
2 79 (2.70%) Confluence
3 63 (2.15%) SAS
4 54 (1.85%) Skype for Business
5 31 (1.06%) IIS
6 28 (0.96%) Apache Spark
7 24 (0.82%) CMS
8 12 (0.41%) MS Exchange
9 11 (0.38%) Moodle
10 9 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
11 8 (0.27%) Apache
11 8 (0.27%) Documentum
11 8 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
11 8 (0.27%) Tomcat
12 6 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
12 6 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (0.21%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.17%) Captiva
14 4 (0.14%) Jetty
14 4 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1,048 (35.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 848 (29.00%) Microsoft Office
3 326 (11.15%) MS Visio
4 267 (9.13%) Microsoft Project
5 146 (4.99%) Spreadsheet
6 25 (0.85%) SPSS
7 9 (0.31%) Open Workbench
8 7 (0.24%) Stata
9 6 (0.21%) AutoCAD
9 6 (0.21%) Photoshop
10 5 (0.17%) Adobe Captivate
10 5 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
11 4 (0.14%) Acrobat
11 4 (0.14%) Snagit
12 3 (0.10%) InfoPath
12 3 (0.10%) Lectora
13 2 (0.068%) Camtasia
13 2 (0.068%) InDesign
14 1 (0.034%) Chatbot
14 1 (0.034%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 29 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.58%) SAP S/4HANA
3 15 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
4 14 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
4 14 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
5 13 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 12 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
6 12 (0.41%) Primavera
7 11 (0.38%) MoSes
8 10 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
8 10 (0.34%) SAP ERP
9 9 (0.31%) Oracle TCA
9 9 (0.31%) SAP MM
10 8 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
10 8 (0.27%) SAP FI
11 7 (0.24%) Eloqua
11 7 (0.24%) SAP HR
12 6 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
12 6 (0.21%) SAP R/3
12 6 (0.21%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 296 (10.12%) Power Platform
2 140 (4.79%) Office 365
3 97 (3.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 75 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
5 44 (1.50%) Google Sheets
6 29 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
7 28 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
8 24 (0.82%) Adobe Analytics
9 22 (0.75%) SuccessFactors
10 19 (0.65%) SaaS
11 18 (0.62%) Google Analytics
12 16 (0.55%) G Suite
13 15 (0.51%) PowerApps
14 12 (0.41%) Azure Data Factory
15 10 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
16 9 (0.31%) OneDrive
16 9 (0.31%) PaaS
17 8 (0.27%) GitHub
18 6 (0.21%) Smartsheet
19 5 (0.17%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 58 (1.98%) Skype
2 51 (1.74%) Internet
3 35 (1.20%) LAN
4 33 (1.13%) VPN
5 32 (1.09%) WAN
6 28 (0.96%) DHCP
7 27 (0.92%) DNS
8 26 (0.89%) Firewall
9 19 (0.65%) Wireless
10 18 (0.62%) Ethernet
10 18 (0.62%) WebEx
11 17 (0.58%) Intranet
11 17 (0.58%) SAN
12 16 (0.55%) TCP/IP
13 14 (0.48%) Radio Access Network
14 13 (0.44%) Network Security
15 12 (0.41%) Remote Desktop
16 11 (0.38%) VLAN
17 9 (0.31%) SSH
18 8 (0.27%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 349 (11.94%) SQL Server
2 289 (9.88%) Power BI
3 159 (5.44%) Data Warehouse
4 137 (4.69%) MS Access
5 126 (4.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 124 (4.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 91 (3.11%) Relational Database
8 68 (2.33%) QlikView
8 68 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 66 (2.26%) BusinessObjects
10 61 (2.09%) Big Data
11 38 (1.30%) Oracle Database
11 38 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
12 32 (1.09%) Data Mining
13 31 (1.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 30 (1.03%) SQL Server 2014
15 29 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
15 29 (0.99%) SQL Server 2016
16 27 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
17 26 (0.89%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 176 (6.02%) JIRA
2 28 (0.96%) Visual Studio
3 23 (0.79%) Git (software)
4 22 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
5 19 (0.65%) Selenium
6 16 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
7 14 (0.48%) Jenkins
8 13 (0.44%) Cucumber
9 12 (0.41%) Subversion
10 10 (0.34%) Rational DOORS
10 10 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 10 (0.34%) TeamCity
11 9 (0.31%) HP UFT
11 9 (0.31%) LoadRunner
12 8 (0.27%) Mercurial
13 7 (0.24%) Eclipse
13 7 (0.24%) Maven
13 7 (0.24%) SpecFlow
14 5 (0.17%) ClearCase
General
1 956 (32.69%) Finance
2 214 (7.32%) Banking
3 176 (6.02%) Telecoms
4 124 (4.24%) Marketing
5 120 (4.10%) Retail
6 82 (2.80%) Front Office
7 81 (2.77%) Legal
8 56 (1.92%) Investment Banking
9 43 (1.47%) Manufacturing
10 33 (1.13%) Billing
10 33 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
11 28 (0.96%) Financial Institution
12 21 (0.72%) General Ledger
12 21 (0.72%) Law
13 19 (0.65%) German Language
14 18 (0.62%) Advertising
14 18 (0.62%) Military
15 17 (0.58%) Back Office
15 17 (0.58%) Mandarin Language
16 16 (0.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,134 (38.78%) Analyst
2 385 (13.17%) Developer
3 347 (11.87%) Data Analyst
4 255 (8.72%) Business Analyst
5 162 (5.54%) Coordinator
6 144 (4.92%) Project Manager
7 110 (3.76%) Consultant
8 100 (3.42%) Administrator
9 91 (3.11%) Project Coordinator
10 90 (3.08%) PMO Analyst
11 75 (2.56%) SQL Developer
12 72 (2.46%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 67 (2.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 64 (2.19%) Financial Analyst
15 63 (2.15%) C# Developer
16 57 (1.95%) VBA Developer
17 56 (1.92%) .NET Developer
18 55 (1.88%) Junior
19 51 (1.74%) Service Analyst
19 51 (1.74%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (4.79%) .NET
2 66 (2.26%) XML
3 49 (1.68%) ASP.NET
4 48 (1.64%) HTML
5 36 (1.23%) WinForms
6 35 (1.20%) Web Services
7 32 (1.09%) CSS
8 31 (1.06%) WPF
9 28 (0.96%) JSON
10 25 (0.85%) .NET Framework
11 24 (0.82%) MDX
12 18 (0.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 14 (0.48%) AngularJS
13 14 (0.48%) jQuery
13 14 (0.48%) REST
14 10 (0.34%) HTML5
14 10 (0.34%) Middleware
14 10 (0.34%) WCF
15 8 (0.27%) COM
16 7 (0.24%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 642 (21.96%) Analytical Skills
2 170 (5.81%) Management Information System
3 155 (5.30%) Self-Motivation
4 43 (1.47%) User Experience
5 41 (1.40%) NHS
6 34 (1.16%) Data Structures
7 32 (1.09%) Algorithms
8 31 (1.06%) Data Centre
8 31 (1.06%) Derivative
9 29 (0.99%) PMI
10 23 (0.79%) Data Protection Act
10 23 (0.79%) FMCG
10 23 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
10 23 (0.79%) Virtual Team
11 21 (0.72%) CMDB
12 19 (0.65%) Robotics
13 18 (0.62%) Blackberry
14 17 (0.58%) Analytical Mindset
14 17 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 16 (0.55%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 287 (9.82%) Windows
2 122 (4.17%) Windows 10
3 78 (2.67%) Windows 7
4 50 (1.71%) Linux
5 49 (1.68%) Windows Server
6 44 (1.50%) Apple iOS
7 38 (1.30%) Unix
8 26 (0.89%) Android
9 16 (0.55%) Windows 8
9 16 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (0.41%) Windows XP
11 11 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (0.24%) Mac OS
13 7 (0.24%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.17%) Debian
14 5 (0.17%) Windows 2000
14 5 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
14 5 (0.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 509 (17.41%) Project Management
2 472 (16.14%) Agile Software Development
3 424 (14.50%) Business Intelligence
4 370 (12.65%) Data Analysis
5 329 (11.25%) Problem-Solving
6 305 (10.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 292 (9.99%) Analytics
8 243 (8.31%) Migration
9 214 (7.32%) Change Management
9 214 (7.32%) PRINCE2
10 190 (6.50%) ITIL
11 184 (6.29%) Visualisation
12 171 (5.85%) ETL
13 148 (5.06%) Risk Management
14 141 (4.82%) Data Modelling
14 141 (4.82%) Decision-Making
15 136 (4.65%) Scrum
16 125 (4.27%) Business Analysis
17 122 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
18 121 (4.14%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 760 (25.99%) SQL
2 339 (11.59%) VBA
3 162 (5.54%) Python
4 147 (5.03%) C#
5 119 (4.07%) VB
6 101 (3.45%) T-SQL
7 78 (2.67%) C
7 78 (2.67%) R
8 77 (2.63%) JavaScript
9 74 (2.53%) Java
9 74 (2.53%) PowerShell
10 62 (2.12%) VB.NET
11 51 (1.74%) C++
11 51 (1.74%) PL/SQL
12 24 (0.82%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 21 (0.72%) MATLAB
14 18 (0.62%) VBScript
15 11 (0.38%) Bash Shell
15 11 (0.38%) PHP
16 8 (0.27%) Perl
Qualifications
1 297 (10.16%) Degree
2 243 (8.31%) Security Cleared
3 175 (5.98%) SC Cleared
4 76 (2.60%) PMI Certification
5 59 (2.02%) PMP
6 50 (1.71%) ISEB
7 33 (1.13%) DV Cleared
7 33 (1.13%) ISTQB
8 32 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
9 29 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 23 (0.79%) CIMA
10 23 (0.79%) CISSP
11 22 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
12 20 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
12 20 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 18 (0.62%) CCNA
13 18 (0.62%) MCP
14 17 (0.58%) ACCA
15 16 (0.55%) CISM
16 15 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 275 (9.40%) PMO
2 145 (4.96%) Data Quality
3 128 (4.38%) QA
4 84 (2.87%) SLA
5 36 (1.23%) GDPR
6 29 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 14 (0.48%) ISO 9001
7 14 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 13 (0.44%) IFRS
8 13 (0.44%) PCI DSS
9 11 (0.38%) P3O
10 10 (0.34%) Solvency II
11 7 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
11 7 (0.24%) ITGC
12 6 (0.21%) MiFID
13 5 (0.17%) NIST
14 4 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
15 3 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 3 (0.10%) GxP
15 3 (0.10%) PMBOK
System Software
1 118 (4.04%) Active Directory
2 24 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.41%) XenApp
4 10 (0.34%) XenDesktop
5 9 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
7 6 (0.21%) Firmware
7 6 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.21%) vSphere
8 4 (0.14%) BitLocker
8 4 (0.14%) Docker
8 4 (0.14%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.068%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.068%) NDS
10 2 (0.068%) NetIQ eDirectory
11 1 (0.034%) Cronacle
11 1 (0.034%) NFS
11 1 (0.034%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.034%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 43 (1.47%) SCCM
2 17 (0.58%) HP ALM
3 16 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 10 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (0.31%) Puppet
5 9 (0.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 8 (0.27%) AirWatch
7 6 (0.21%) Control-M
7 6 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 5 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.14%) Ansible
9 4 (0.14%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (0.14%) QRadar
9 4 (0.14%) Salt
9 4 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.14%) vCenter Server
10 3 (0.10%) FlexNet
10 3 (0.10%) ServiceCenter
11 2 (0.068%) Kubernetes
11 2 (0.068%) Netcool
Vendors
1 1,158 (39.60%) Microsoft
2 266 (9.10%) Oracle
3 237 (8.11%) SAP
4 190 (6.50%) Tableau
5 82 (2.80%) Google
6 72 (2.46%) Salesforce.com
7 59 (2.02%) ServiceNow
8 50 (1.71%) Remedy
9 49 (1.68%) Adobe
10 45 (1.54%) Citrix
10 45 (1.54%) HP
11 42 (1.44%) Cisco
12 37 (1.27%) Alteryx
13 34 (1.16%) IBM
14 32 (1.09%) VMware
15 29 (0.99%) Cloudera
16 28 (0.96%) Informatica
17 24 (0.82%) Bloomberg
17 24 (0.82%) Dell
18 23 (0.79%) Blue Prism