Period
to 18 October 2017

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 18 October 2017 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
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 58 41
Rank change year-on-year -2 -17 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 3482 3852 4907
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.50% 3.62% 4.33%
As % of the Applications category 39.90% 39.64% 41.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2083 2352 2968
UK median daily rate £363 £340 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.62% -6.21% +7.97%
10th Percentile £163 £163 £180
90th Percentile £588 £525 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year +3.17% -3.08% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 329 343
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.14% +15.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.48 £9.30
90th Percentile £43.75 £35.10 £41.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £13.60
% change year-on-year +2.94% +25.05% -11.68%

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 8726 9718 11783
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.78% 9.12% 10.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5245 5695 6826
UK median daily rate £350 £335 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.48% -4.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £145 £148 £155
90th Percentile £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +1.56% -1.54% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 674 966 1148
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £38.00 £40.38 £37.02
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year -7.69% +12.07% -3.33%

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 18 October 2017.

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 18 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in the UK

Microsoft Excel
Top 16 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 18 October 2017. 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 -2 3272 £370 +5.71% 394
UK excluding London -3 1798 £325 +3.17% 222
London -11 1634 £425 +13.33% 189
South East +3 755 £308 -1.60% 74
North of England +17 329 £313 -7.41% 64
Midlands +4 236 £338 +15.38% 29
West Midlands +1 164 £325 +13.04% 19
East of England -29 162 £300 -7.69% 20
Yorkshire +8 155 £295 -9.92% 19
North West +4 146 £335 -4.29% 43
South West -29 142 £353 +22.61% 18
Scotland -10 138 £325 +1.56% 11
East Midlands 0 71 £400 +33.33% 10
North East +46 28 £300 +20.00% 2
Wales 0 22 £300 -3.46% 3
Northern Ireland -44 20 £196 -34.67% 3

For the 6 months to 18 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Excel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 1314 (37.74%) Microsoft
2 1212 (34.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1144 (32.85%) Finance
4 888 (25.50%) Microsoft Office
5 857 (24.61%) SQL
6 720 (20.68%) Analytical Skills
7 612 (17.58%) Project Management
8 567 (16.28%) VBA
9 482 (13.84%) MS Visio
10 474 (13.61%) Agile Software Development
11 441 (12.67%) Banking
12 424 (12.18%) SQL Server
13 395 (11.34%) Microsoft Project
14 371 (10.65%) PMO
15 368 (10.57%) Data Analysis
16 364 (10.45%) SharePoint
17 353 (10.14%) Business Intelligence
18 352 (10.11%) Windows
19 343 (9.85%) Degree
20 328 (9.42%) Analytics
21 326 (9.36%) Stakeholder Management
22 256 (7.35%) Migration
23 251 (7.21%) PRINCE2
24 243 (6.98%) C#
25 238 (6.84%) SAP
26 230 (6.61%) Security Cleared
27 228 (6.55%) Oracle
28 211 (6.06%) Telecoms
29 200 (5.74%) Management Information System
29 200 (5.74%) .NET

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
1 364 (10.45%) SharePoint
2 129 (3.70%) SAS
3 58 (1.67%) CMS
4 28 (0.80%) Confluence
5 23 (0.66%) MS Exchange
6 20 (0.57%) MS Project Server
6 20 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
7 18 (0.52%) IIS
8 17 (0.49%) Skype for Business
9 16 (0.46%) CICS
9 16 (0.46%) MQSeries
10 13 (0.37%) Documentum
10 13 (0.37%) IBM Notes
10 13 (0.37%) WebSphere
11 12 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
12 10 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (0.17%) Apache
13 6 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
13 6 (0.17%) JBoss
14 5 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1212 (34.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 888 (25.50%) Microsoft Office
3 482 (13.84%) MS Visio
4 395 (11.34%) Microsoft Project
5 195 (5.60%) Spreadsheet
6 19 (0.55%) SPSS
7 18 (0.52%) Photoshop
8 11 (0.32%) InfoPath
9 9 (0.26%) Stata
10 8 (0.23%) Adobe Captivate
10 8 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
10 8 (0.23%) AutoCAD
11 6 (0.17%) Acrobat
12 5 (0.14%) InDesign
13 4 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 3 (0.086%) Maya
15 2 (0.057%) EViews
15 2 (0.057%) Revit
15 2 (0.057%) RoboHelp
15 2 (0.057%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 37 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
2 18 (0.52%) Primavera
2 18 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
3 15 (0.43%) Markit EDM
4 11 (0.32%) Maximo
5 10 (0.29%) SAP GRC
5 10 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
5 10 (0.29%) WebTrends
6 8 (0.23%) Adobe Campaign
6 8 (0.23%) Cognos Controller
6 8 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
6 8 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
6 8 (0.23%) SAP FI
6 8 (0.23%) SAP IS-U
7 7 (0.20%) FastStats
7 7 (0.20%) SAP ERP
8 6 (0.17%) CA PPM
8 6 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 6 (0.17%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 101 (2.90%) Office 365
2 40 (1.15%) Google Analytics
3 39 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 23 (0.66%) Google Drive
5 22 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
6 16 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
7 15 (0.43%) Adobe Analytics
7 15 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
8 14 (0.40%) G Suite
9 11 (0.32%) AdWords
10 10 (0.29%) SaaS
11 7 (0.20%) Silverpop
11 7 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
12 6 (0.17%) GitHub
12 6 (0.17%) Google Tag Manager
13 5 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (0.14%) IaaS
13 5 (0.14%) IBM Blueworks
13 5 (0.14%) OneDrive
13 5 (0.14%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 58 (1.67%) Internet
2 51 (1.46%) WAN
3 50 (1.44%) LAN
4 48 (1.38%) Firewall
5 41 (1.18%) VPN
6 39 (1.12%) TCP/IP
7 27 (0.78%) SSL
8 24 (0.69%) Skype
9 20 (0.57%) Kerberos
9 20 (0.57%) SMS
9 20 (0.57%) SSH
10 19 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
11 18 (0.52%) BGP
12 16 (0.46%) Cisco IOS
13 15 (0.43%) VoIP
14 14 (0.40%) DHCP
14 14 (0.40%) Intranet
15 13 (0.37%) DNS
15 13 (0.37%) Ethernet
15 13 (0.37%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 424 (12.18%) SQL Server
2 153 (4.39%) MS Access
3 145 (4.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 144 (4.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 113 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
6 109 (3.13%) Power BI
7 79 (2.27%) Relational Database
8 77 (2.21%) BusinessObjects
9 60 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 55 (1.58%) Big Data
11 50 (1.44%) QlikView
12 41 (1.18%) PowerPivot
13 39 (1.12%) Data Mining
13 39 (1.12%) SAS Enterprise Guide
14 36 (1.03%) Oracle Database
15 34 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
16 31 (0.89%) OLAP
16 31 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
17 29 (0.83%) MySQL
18 27 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 117 (3.36%) JIRA
2 31 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 29 (0.83%) Selenium
4 25 (0.72%) Visual Studio
5 22 (0.63%) Cucumber
6 17 (0.49%) SpecFlow
7 16 (0.46%) Subversion
8 11 (0.32%) JMeter
9 9 (0.26%) Jenkins
9 9 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 8 (0.23%) Maven
10 8 (0.23%) Toad
11 7 (0.20%) Git (software)
11 7 (0.20%) ProC
12 6 (0.17%) HP UFT
12 6 (0.17%) LoadRunner
12 6 (0.17%) Oracle APEX
13 5 (0.14%) Dreamweaver
13 5 (0.14%) ERwin
13 5 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1144 (32.85%) Finance
2 441 (12.67%) Banking
3 211 (6.06%) Telecoms
4 184 (5.28%) Marketing
5 175 (5.03%) Retail
6 167 (4.80%) Front Office
7 131 (3.76%) Investment Banking
8 100 (2.87%) Legal
9 75 (2.15%) Manufacturing
10 51 (1.46%) Pharmaceutical
11 49 (1.41%) Back Office
12 46 (1.32%) Billing
13 45 (1.29%) Advertising
14 39 (1.12%) Electronics
15 37 (1.06%) Law
16 36 (1.03%) Retail Banking
17 32 (0.92%) Financial Institution
18 23 (0.66%) Mandarin Language
19 21 (0.60%) Automotive
19 21 (0.60%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1362 (39.12%) Analyst
2 485 (13.93%) Developer
3 346 (9.94%) Data Analyst
4 292 (8.39%) Business Analyst
5 213 (6.12%) Project Manager
6 143 (4.11%) Coordinator
7 135 (3.88%) Administrator
8 127 (3.65%) Consultant
9 118 (3.39%) PMO Analyst
10 111 (3.19%) Project Coordinator
11 96 (2.76%) C# Developer
12 93 (2.67%) Excel Analyst
13 92 (2.64%) Junior
13 92 (2.64%) VBA Developer
14 89 (2.56%) Report Analyst
15 84 (2.41%) SQL Analyst
16 78 (2.24%) SQL Developer
16 78 (2.24%) Support Analyst
17 73 (2.10%) Excel Developer
18 72 (2.07%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 200 (5.74%) .NET
2 127 (3.65%) XML
3 83 (2.38%) HTML
4 62 (1.78%) Web Services
5 47 (1.35%) .NET Framework
5 47 (1.35%) CSS
6 33 (0.95%) REST
7 26 (0.75%) ASP.NET
8 25 (0.72%) Middleware
9 22 (0.63%) jQuery
10 21 (0.60%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 21 (0.60%) STL
11 20 (0.57%) MDX
12 16 (0.46%) HTML5
12 16 (0.46%) ISPF
12 16 (0.46%) SOAP
12 16 (0.46%) WinForms
13 15 (0.43%) D3.js
13 15 (0.43%) RESTful
14 14 (0.40%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 720 (20.68%) Analytical Skills
2 200 (5.74%) Management Information System
3 90 (2.58%) Derivative
4 86 (2.47%) Fixed Income
5 84 (2.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 56 (1.61%) Data Centre
7 54 (1.55%) Computer Science
8 49 (1.41%) NHS
9 45 (1.29%) Credit Risk
10 44 (1.26%) Virtual Team
11 39 (1.12%) Data Structures
12 35 (1.01%) Hedge funds
12 35 (1.01%) Market Risk
13 34 (0.98%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 33 (0.95%) Smartphone
15 32 (0.92%) PMI
16 31 (0.89%) Equities
17 30 (0.86%) User Experience
18 26 (0.75%) PKI
18 26 (0.75%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 352 (10.11%) Windows
2 91 (2.61%) Unix
2 91 (2.61%) Windows 7
3 68 (1.95%) Linux
4 62 (1.78%) Windows 10
5 54 (1.55%) Android
6 52 (1.49%) Windows Server
7 49 (1.41%) Apple iOS
8 20 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (0.52%) zOS
10 16 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (0.34%) Windows 8
12 11 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (0.32%) Solaris
13 10 (0.29%) Mac OS
14 9 (0.26%) Windows XP
15 6 (0.17%) SUSE
15 6 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
16 5 (0.14%) Windows Vista
17 4 (0.11%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 612 (17.58%) Project Management
2 474 (13.61%) Agile Software Development
3 368 (10.57%) Data Analysis
4 353 (10.14%) Business Intelligence
5 328 (9.42%) Analytics
6 326 (9.36%) Stakeholder Management
7 256 (7.35%) Migration
8 251 (7.21%) PRINCE2
9 199 (5.72%) ITIL
10 190 (5.46%) Risk Management
11 167 (4.80%) Change Management
12 153 (4.39%) Business Analysis
13 151 (4.34%) User Acceptance Testing
14 150 (4.31%) Data Modelling
15 148 (4.25%) Programme Management
16 143 (4.11%) CRM
17 137 (3.93%) Data Management
18 130 (3.73%) Scrum
19 126 (3.62%) Asset Management
19 126 (3.62%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 857 (24.61%) SQL
2 567 (16.28%) VBA
3 243 (6.98%) C#
4 126 (3.62%) Python
5 100 (2.87%) T-SQL
6 98 (2.81%) VB
7 86 (2.47%) JavaScript
8 84 (2.41%) C++
9 80 (2.30%) Java
10 62 (1.78%) R
11 53 (1.52%) VB.NET
12 50 (1.44%) Perl
13 47 (1.35%) PowerShell
14 43 (1.23%) C
15 35 (1.01%) PL/SQL
16 33 (0.95%) VBScript
17 27 (0.78%) Shell Script
18 22 (0.63%) SAS Macro
19 19 (0.55%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
20 17 (0.49%) JCL
Qualifications
1 343 (9.85%) Degree
2 230 (6.61%) Security Cleared
3 154 (4.42%) SC Cleared
4 66 (1.90%) PMI Certification
5 49 (1.41%) PMP
6 42 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
7 41 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 38 (1.09%) DV Cleared
9 34 (0.98%) ISEB
10 30 (0.86%) Numerate Degree
11 27 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
11 27 (0.78%) ISTQB
12 26 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 25 (0.72%) CCNP
13 25 (0.72%) CISSP
14 24 (0.69%) CIMA
15 23 (0.66%) ACCA
15 23 (0.66%) CTC Cleared
16 22 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 21 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 371 (10.65%) PMO
2 154 (4.42%) Data Quality
2 154 (4.42%) QA
3 75 (2.15%) SLA
4 39 (1.12%) GDPR
5 35 (1.01%) MiFID
6 30 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 29 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 20 (0.57%) Basel II
8 20 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
9 15 (0.43%) Solvency II
10 14 (0.40%) ISO 9001
11 12 (0.34%) IFRS
12 10 (0.29%) IFRS 9
12 10 (0.29%) PCI DSS
13 8 (0.23%) Actionable Recommendations
13 8 (0.23%) Basel III
13 8 (0.23%) P3O
14 7 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
14 7 (0.20%) EMIR
System Software
1 120 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 25 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (0.46%) Hyper-V
3 16 (0.46%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 16 (0.46%) RACF
3 16 (0.46%) Time Sharing Option
4 10 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (0.17%) Firmware
5 6 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 4 (0.11%) Veritas File System
8 3 (0.086%) Cronacle
8 3 (0.086%) Docker
9 2 (0.057%) NFS
9 2 (0.057%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.057%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.029%) HDFS
10 1 (0.029%) IAG
10 1 (0.029%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 27 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 26 (0.75%) SCCM
3 19 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
4 16 (0.46%) zSecure
5 8 (0.23%) FortiGate
5 8 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.23%) Puppet
6 7 (0.20%) Ansible
6 7 (0.20%) DatAdvantage
6 7 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (0.20%) SCVMM
7 6 (0.17%) Control-M
8 5 (0.14%) BladeLogic
8 5 (0.14%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.11%) AirWatch
9 4 (0.11%) Aspera SmartTrack
9 4 (0.11%) CA Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.11%) SnapMirror
9 4 (0.11%) SnapVault
9 4 (0.11%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 1314 (37.74%) Microsoft
2 238 (6.84%) SAP
3 228 (6.55%) Oracle
4 109 (3.13%) Tableau
5 94 (2.70%) Google
6 89 (2.56%) Cisco
7 70 (2.01%) HP
8 64 (1.84%) Remedy
9 57 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
10 53 (1.52%) Adobe
11 51 (1.46%) IBM
12 47 (1.35%) Cognos
13 38 (1.09%) Citrix
14 37 (1.06%) Workday
15 36 (1.03%) Bloomberg
16 33 (0.95%) Sybase
17 30 (0.86%) ServiceNow
18 29 (0.83%) VMware
19 27 (0.78%) Reuters
20 25 (0.72%) CA