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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 2 July 2022 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
2 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 84 98 70
Rank change year-on-year +14 -28 +10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 2,552 1,690 1,341
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.87% 2.55% 3.25%
As % of the Applications category 40.32% 36.01% 38.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,742 1,036 813
10th Percentile £190 £151 £155
25th Percentile £313 £229 £225
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £375 £375
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% - -
75th Percentile £572 £500 £494
90th Percentile £688 £600 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £308 £325
% change year-on-year +29.76% -5.15% -2.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 168 98
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.01 £12.00
25th Percentile £12.50 £13.00 £15.23
Median hourly rate £19.36 £17.00 £20.11
Median % change year-on-year +13.85% -15.46% +21.88%
75th Percentile £27.66 £26.63 £28.38
90th Percentile £38.70 £40.27 £43.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.10 £20.11
% change year-on-year +8.70% -19.94% +21.88%

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 6,329 4,693 3,477
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.11% 7.08% 8.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,230 2,779 2,049
10th Percentile £163 £158 £150
25th Percentile £263 £261 £220
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £400 £375
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -
75th Percentile £550 £525 £488
90th Percentile £650 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £345 £350
% change year-on-year +8.70% -1.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 389 427 359
10th Percentile £11.47 £11.25 £11.17
25th Percentile £14.25 £13.09 £13.17
Median hourly rate £22.29 £17.50 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +27.37% -5.41% +12.12%
75th Percentile £46.12 £26.38 £25.29
90th Percentile £60.00 £44.05 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.46 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +11.20% -2.78% +12.50%

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 2 July 2022.

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 2 July 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in the UK

Microsoft Excel
Top 19 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 2 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England +10 2,179 £450 +20.00% 524
Work from Home +13 1,172 £450 +24.14% 127
London +26 1,126 £500 +17.65% 160
UK excluding London +7 1,081 £400 +29.76% 401
South East +7 308 £425 +6.76% 95
North of England -2 222 £375 +59.57% 99
Midlands -9 198 £400 +39.13% 78
West Midlands -7 151 £416 +20.65% 55
North West -24 124 £395 +71.74% 61
South West +30 114 £455 +18.95% 46
Scotland +21 98 £371 +57.98% 26
East of England -15 92 £338 +38.46% 42
Yorkshire +27 86 £315 +17.21% 33
East Midlands -15 46 £218 +128.67% 23
Wales +12 30 £415 -2.35% 14
Northern Ireland +12 16 £425 +61.14% 2
North East -12 12 £550 +63.69% 5
Isle of Man -4 5 £350 -
Channel Islands - 1 £175 -

For the 6 months to 2 July 2022, 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 1,128 (44.20%) Microsoft
2 999 (39.15%) Social Skills
3 986 (38.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 838 (32.84%) Finance
5 744 (29.15%) Microsoft Office
6 592 (23.20%) Analytical Skills
7 581 (22.77%) SQL
8 524 (20.53%) Agile
9 473 (18.53%) Project Management
10 412 (16.14%) Business Intelligence
11 410 (16.07%) Power Platform
12 403 (15.79%) Power BI
13 360 (14.11%) Analytics
14 335 (13.13%) Problem-Solving
15 334 (13.09%) Stakeholder Management
16 324 (12.70%) MS Visio
17 301 (11.79%) PMO
18 297 (11.64%) JIRA
19 293 (11.48%) Data Analysis
20 272 (10.66%) Python
21 271 (10.62%) Windows
22 260 (10.19%) Microsoft Project
23 256 (10.03%) SharePoint
24 251 (9.84%) Security Cleared
25 249 (9.76%) VBA
25 249 (9.76%) Public Sector
26 233 (9.13%) Banking
27 229 (8.97%) Change Management
28 226 (8.86%) Degree
29 220 (8.62%) Decision-Making

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
1 256 (10.03%) SharePoint
2 151 (5.92%) Confluence
3 36 (1.41%) SAS
4 31 (1.21%) CMS
5 13 (0.51%) NetWeaver
6 12 (0.47%) IIS
7 11 (0.43%) Apache
8 10 (0.39%) Ethereum
9 7 (0.27%) Skype for Business
10 6 (0.24%) MS Exchange
11 5 (0.20%) Apache Spark
11 5 (0.20%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (0.12%) MS Project Server
13 3 (0.12%) nginx
13 3 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (0.12%) Oracle Workflow
13 3 (0.12%) Sitecore CMS
13 3 (0.12%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.078%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 986 (38.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 744 (29.15%) Microsoft Office
3 324 (12.70%) MS Visio
4 260 (10.19%) Microsoft Project
5 120 (4.70%) Spreadsheet
6 14 (0.55%) AutoCAD
6 14 (0.55%) SPSS
7 10 (0.39%) Stata
8 3 (0.12%) Oracle Smart View
8 3 (0.12%) UXPin
9 2 (0.078%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.078%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.078%) CATIA
9 2 (0.078%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.078%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.078%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.078%) Windchill
10 1 (0.039%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.039%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.039%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 28 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.90%) Primavera
3 22 (0.86%) SAP S/4HANA
4 15 (0.59%) Workday HCM
5 14 (0.55%) SAP FI
6 13 (0.51%) SAP CO
6 13 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
7 11 (0.43%) Misys Midas
8 9 (0.35%) Oracle 11i
8 9 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
8 9 (0.35%) SAP PS
9 8 (0.31%) CA PPM
10 6 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
10 6 (0.24%) HFM
10 6 (0.24%) IBM Planning Analytics
10 6 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
10 6 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 6 (0.24%) SAP ERP
11 5 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
12 4 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 410 (16.07%) Power Platform
2 219 (8.58%) Azure
3 204 (7.99%) Microsoft 365
4 68 (2.66%) AWS
5 49 (1.92%) Google Analytics
6 46 (1.80%) Azure DevOps
7 42 (1.65%) GCP
8 39 (1.53%) Google Data Studio
9 29 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
10 28 (1.10%) Google Tag Manager
11 22 (0.86%) Google Sheets
11 22 (0.86%) PaaS
11 22 (0.86%) SaaS
12 21 (0.82%) GitHub
12 21 (0.82%) OneDrive
13 20 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
14 19 (0.74%) Trello
15 18 (0.71%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 18 (0.71%) Snowflake
16 16 (0.63%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 39 (1.53%) Wireless
2 28 (1.10%) Internet
3 26 (1.02%) WAN
4 24 (0.94%) LAN
5 22 (0.86%) DNS
6 21 (0.82%) DHCP
7 19 (0.74%) Firewall
8 18 (0.71%) HTTP
8 18 (0.71%) Network Security
8 18 (0.71%) TCP/IP
9 17 (0.67%) Skype
10 14 (0.55%) Radio Access Network
10 14 (0.55%) VPN
11 13 (0.51%) 4G
11 13 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
12 12 (0.47%) Intranet
12 12 (0.47%) Structured Cabling
13 11 (0.43%) Ethernet
13 11 (0.43%) WebEx
14 9 (0.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 403 (15.79%) Power BI
2 141 (5.53%) SQL Server
3 129 (5.05%) Tableau
4 91 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
5 59 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 50 (1.96%) MS Access
7 48 (1.88%) Oracle Database
8 47 (1.84%) Relational Database
9 46 (1.80%) MySQL
10 43 (1.68%) Hadoop
11 42 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 40 (1.57%) Metadata
13 34 (1.33%) Pentaho
14 33 (1.29%) Big Data
15 30 (1.18%) Power Query
16 29 (1.14%) Apache Hive
16 29 (1.14%) HBase
17 25 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
17 25 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
17 25 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 297 (11.64%) JIRA
2 60 (2.35%) Git (software)
3 48 (1.88%) Jenkins
4 32 (1.25%) Bitbucket
5 28 (1.10%) Visual Studio
6 27 (1.06%) Hudson
7 19 (0.74%) Subversion
8 18 (0.71%) TeamCity
9 15 (0.59%) Artifactory
9 15 (0.59%) Selenium
10 11 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
11 9 (0.35%) Ant
11 9 (0.35%) Cucumber
11 9 (0.35%) IBM UrbanCode
11 9 (0.35%) Toad
12 6 (0.24%) GitLab
12 6 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (0.24%) TestComplete
13 5 (0.20%) JBehave
13 5 (0.20%) Maven
General
1 999 (39.15%) Social Skills
2 838 (32.84%) Finance
3 592 (23.20%) Analytical Skills
4 249 (9.76%) Public Sector
5 233 (9.13%) Banking
6 167 (6.54%) Organisational Skills
7 165 (6.47%) Presentation Skills
8 99 (3.88%) Front Office
9 96 (3.76%) Marketing
10 90 (3.53%) Investment Banking
10 90 (3.53%) Legal
11 88 (3.45%) Telecoms
12 77 (3.02%) Influencing Skills
13 73 (2.86%) Retail
14 44 (1.72%) Law
15 42 (1.65%) Billing
16 32 (1.25%) Manufacturing
17 30 (1.18%) Documentation Skills
18 28 (1.10%) Local Government
19 27 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 981 (38.44%) Analyst
2 293 (11.48%) Business Analyst
3 257 (10.07%) Data Analyst
4 217 (8.50%) Developer
5 182 (7.13%) Project Manager
6 102 (4.00%) PMO Analyst
7 96 (3.76%) Coordinator
8 86 (3.37%) Consultant
9 84 (3.29%) Administrator
10 68 (2.66%) Support Engineer
11 64 (2.51%) Project Coordinator
12 59 (2.31%) Senior Analyst
13 54 (2.12%) Support Analyst
14 48 (1.88%) Report Analyst
15 45 (1.76%) Service Analyst
16 43 (1.68%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 43 (1.68%) Technical Analyst
17 41 (1.61%) Financial Analyst
18 40 (1.57%) Junior
19 38 (1.49%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (3.29%) XML
2 72 (2.82%) .NET
3 35 (1.37%) JSON
4 25 (0.98%) .NET Framework
5 24 (0.94%) WPF
6 21 (0.82%) SOAP
7 20 (0.78%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 20 (0.78%) STL
8 19 (0.74%) REST
9 18 (0.71%) EDI
10 17 (0.67%) HTML
11 15 (0.59%) BAPI
11 15 (0.59%) Web Services
12 14 (0.55%) CSS
12 14 (0.55%) Middleware
13 13 (0.51%) SAP PI
14 12 (0.47%) JDBC
14 12 (0.47%) SAP ALE
14 12 (0.47%) SAP Basis
15 10 (0.39%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 123 (4.82%) Self-Motivation
2 114 (4.47%) Management Information System
3 92 (3.61%) Derivative
4 73 (2.86%) Fixed Income
5 49 (1.92%) NHS
6 48 (1.88%) User Experience
7 46 (1.80%) Data Centre
8 41 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 40 (1.57%) Hedge funds
10 32 (1.25%) OTC Derivatives
11 29 (1.14%) Social Media
12 28 (1.10%) Data Structures
12 28 (1.10%) Virtual Team
13 22 (0.86%) Legacy Systems
13 22 (0.86%) PKI
14 21 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
15 20 (0.78%) CMDB
15 20 (0.78%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 20 (0.78%) Swaptions
16 19 (0.74%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 271 (10.62%) Windows
2 94 (3.68%) Unix
3 88 (3.45%) Linux
4 83 (3.25%) Windows 10
5 34 (1.33%) Windows 7
6 26 (1.02%) Windows Server
7 15 (0.59%) Android
8 14 (0.55%) Solaris
9 11 (0.43%) AIX
10 10 (0.39%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.27%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.16%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.12%) CentOS
13 3 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.078%) HPUX
14 2 (0.078%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.078%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.078%) Windows Server 2016
14 2 (0.078%) Windows Server 2019
15 1 (0.039%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 524 (20.53%) Agile
2 473 (18.53%) Project Management
3 412 (16.14%) Business Intelligence
4 360 (14.11%) Analytics
5 335 (13.13%) Problem-Solving
6 334 (13.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 293 (11.48%) Data Analysis
8 229 (8.97%) Change Management
9 220 (8.62%) Decision-Making
10 211 (8.27%) Project Delivery
11 199 (7.80%) Migration
12 181 (7.09%) Scrum
13 162 (6.35%) ITIL
14 159 (6.23%) PRINCE2
15 155 (6.07%) Data Modelling
16 152 (5.96%) Risk Management
17 147 (5.76%) Visualisation
18 143 (5.60%) Business Analysis
19 139 (5.45%) Requirements Gathering
20 131 (5.13%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 581 (22.77%) SQL
2 272 (10.66%) Python
3 249 (9.76%) VBA
4 128 (5.02%) R
5 99 (3.88%) Java
6 87 (3.41%) C#
7 73 (2.86%) PowerShell
8 66 (2.59%) PL/SQL
9 57 (2.23%) VB
10 55 (2.16%) C
10 55 (2.16%) T-SQL
11 54 (2.12%) Shell Script
12 38 (1.49%) Perl
13 36 (1.41%) JavaScript
14 34 (1.33%) C++
15 30 (1.18%) ABAP
16 29 (1.14%) HiveQL
17 27 (1.06%) VB.NET
18 26 (1.02%) Scala
19 23 (0.90%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 251 (9.84%) Security Cleared
2 226 (8.86%) Degree
3 188 (7.37%) SC Cleared
4 43 (1.68%) BPSS Clearance
5 39 (1.53%) PMP
6 36 (1.41%) PMI Certification
7 22 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (0.86%) DV Cleared
8 21 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
8 21 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 20 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
9 20 (0.78%) ISEB
10 18 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 16 (0.63%) APMP
11 16 (0.63%) CCNA
12 15 (0.59%) CIMA
12 15 (0.59%) ISTQB
13 14 (0.55%) ACCA
13 14 (0.55%) CISSP
13 14 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 301 (11.79%) PMO
2 122 (4.78%) Data Quality
3 117 (4.58%) QA
4 44 (1.72%) SLA
5 35 (1.37%) GDPR
6 20 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 18 (0.71%) MiFID
8 15 (0.59%) NIST
9 11 (0.43%) GMP
10 10 (0.39%) IFRS
11 9 (0.35%) P3O
11 9 (0.35%) SEPA
12 7 (0.27%) Basel III
12 7 (0.27%) CRD IV
12 7 (0.27%) JSP 440
12 7 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 6 (0.24%) Accessibility
13 6 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
13 6 (0.24%) EMIR
13 6 (0.24%) Solvency II
System Software
1 116 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 31 (1.21%) HDFS
3 28 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
5 7 (0.27%) OpenSSH
5 7 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (0.27%) vSphere
6 6 (0.24%) BitLocker
7 5 (0.20%) Docker
8 4 (0.16%) Firmware
8 4 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.078%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.078%) RACF
10 1 (0.039%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.039%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 39 (1.53%) SCCM
2 23 (0.90%) Microsoft Intune
3 19 (0.74%) Ansible
4 15 (0.59%) Terraform
5 9 (0.35%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
6 8 (0.31%) HP ALM
7 7 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.16%) AirWatch
9 4 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.12%) CA Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.12%) Jamf Pro
11 2 (0.078%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.078%) WMI
11 2 (0.078%) zSecure
12 1 (0.039%) CloudHub
12 1 (0.039%) Kibana
12 1 (0.039%) Kubernetes
12 1 (0.039%) Thomson Reuters DACS
12 1 (0.039%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 1,128 (44.20%) Microsoft
2 208 (8.15%) Oracle
3 128 (5.02%) SAP
4 94 (3.68%) Google
5 62 (2.43%) ServiceNow
6 56 (2.19%) Salesforce.com
7 41 (1.61%) Cisco
8 39 (1.53%) Bloomberg
9 36 (1.41%) VMware
10 35 (1.37%) Adobe
11 34 (1.33%) Workday
12 30 (1.18%) Talend
13 24 (0.94%) Alteryx
14 23 (0.90%) IBM
15 21 (0.82%) BISAM
16 20 (0.78%) Informatica
16 20 (0.78%) Remedy
17 19 (0.74%) Red Hat
18 18 (0.71%) Splunk
19 17 (0.67%) HP