Period
to 19 October 2018

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 19 October 2018 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 61 59
Rank change year-on-year -11 -2 -18
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 3,354 3,497 3,841
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.25% 3.52% 3.61%
As % of the Applications category 38.83% 39.90% 39.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,056 2,097 2,335
UK median daily rate £374 £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +6.62% -6.21%
10th Percentile £175 £163 £162
90th Percentile £575 £588 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £320 £313
% change year-on-year +4.69% +2.40% -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 232 332
UK median hourly rate £16.63 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +8.57% +16.67%
10th Percentile £9.29 £11.25 £10.39
90th Percentile £35.00 £43.75 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.43 £17.49 £17.00
% change year-on-year -11.81% +2.88% +25.05%

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 8,637 8,765 9,716
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.38% 8.82% 9.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,122 5,284 5,682
UK median daily rate £365 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +5.98% -5.64%
10th Percentile £145 £145 £145
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year +7.69% +1.56% -1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 793 677 973
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.73 £38.00 £40.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year +3.33% -7.69% +12.07%

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 19 October 2018.

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 19 October 2018.

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 19 October 2018. 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 -12 3,074 £375 +0.07% 807
UK excluding London -8 1,859 £335 +4.69% 600
London -15 1,431 £410 -3.53% 270
South East -14 664 £374 +24.67% 151
North of England -11 339 £308 -1.20% 142
Midlands +5 281 £325 -0.76% 121
East of England +6 185 £363 +20.83% 49
Scotland -1 178 £309 -4.26% 43
West Midlands -12 175 £325 - 72
South West -8 165 £338 -4.26% 75
Yorkshire -14 153 £305 +4.27% 56
North West -20 150 £325 -2.99% 71
East Midlands +27 102 £283 -21.93% 48
Wales +1 38 £325 +8.33% 14
North East +10 36 £275 -8.33% 15
Northern Ireland +29 14 £300 +53.06% 6
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, 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 1,347 (40.16%) Microsoft
2 1,140 (33.99%) Finance
3 1,136 (33.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 923 (27.52%) Microsoft Office
5 881 (26.27%) SQL
6 700 (20.87%) Project Management
7 638 (19.02%) Analytical Skills
8 549 (16.37%) MS Visio
9 528 (15.74%) Agile Software Development
10 456 (13.60%) VBA
11 451 (13.45%) SQL Server
12 440 (13.12%) Problem-Solving
13 398 (11.87%) Data Analysis
14 397 (11.84%) Windows
15 394 (11.75%) SharePoint
16 389 (11.60%) Business Intelligence
17 380 (11.33%) Degree
18 364 (10.85%) Stakeholder Management
19 353 (10.52%) Microsoft Project
20 348 (10.38%) PMO
21 317 (9.45%) Oracle
22 282 (8.41%) Migration
23 280 (8.35%) Analytics
24 278 (8.29%) Banking
25 247 (7.36%) SAP
26 227 (6.77%) ITIL
27 223 (6.65%) Power BI
28 215 (6.41%) PRINCE2
29 210 (6.26%) Change Management
30 202 (6.02%) ETL

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
1 394 (11.75%) SharePoint
2 81 (2.42%) SAS
3 78 (2.33%) Confluence
4 69 (2.06%) IIS
5 43 (1.28%) MS Exchange
6 32 (0.95%) Apache
6 32 (0.95%) Skype for Business
7 31 (0.92%) CMS
8 30 (0.89%) Tomcat
9 20 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
10 17 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
11 12 (0.36%) WebLogic
12 11 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
13 9 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
13 9 (0.27%) nginx
13 9 (0.27%) WebSphere
14 8 (0.24%) K2 blackpearl
15 7 (0.21%) Apache Spark
15 7 (0.21%) IBM Notes
15 7 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1,136 (33.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 923 (27.52%) Microsoft Office
3 549 (16.37%) MS Visio
4 353 (10.52%) Microsoft Project
5 158 (4.71%) Spreadsheet
6 19 (0.57%) Open Workbench
7 10 (0.30%) Acrobat
7 10 (0.30%) SPSS
8 7 (0.21%) AutoCAD
8 7 (0.21%) InfoPath
8 7 (0.21%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.12%) InDesign
11 3 (0.089%) Mozilla Thunderbird
11 3 (0.089%) Stata
11 3 (0.089%) Windchill
12 2 (0.060%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.030%) CATIA
13 1 (0.030%) EViews
13 1 (0.030%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 24 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
2 23 (0.69%) SAP HR
3 21 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
4 17 (0.51%) Oracle Payables
5 15 (0.45%) Primavera
6 14 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
6 14 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
6 14 (0.42%) Workday HCM
7 13 (0.39%) HiPortfolio
7 13 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
8 11 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
9 10 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 10 (0.30%) SAP ERP
10 9 (0.27%) CSG Singleview
10 9 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
11 8 (0.24%) CA PPM
11 8 (0.24%) NetSuite
12 7 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
12 7 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
13 6 (0.18%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 122 (3.64%) Office 365
2 101 (3.01%) Amazon AWS
3 86 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 54 (1.61%) Amazon S3
5 53 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
6 52 (1.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 25 (0.75%) Google Analytics
8 23 (0.69%) SaaS
9 22 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
10 20 (0.60%) OneDrive
11 16 (0.48%) GitHub
12 13 (0.39%) Trello
13 12 (0.36%) G Suite
13 12 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
14 9 (0.27%) IaaS
15 8 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
15 8 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
15 8 (0.24%) Google Tag Manager
15 8 (0.24%) Slack
15 8 (0.24%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 51 (1.52%) Firewall
2 49 (1.46%) LAN
2 49 (1.46%) WAN
3 40 (1.19%) Skype
3 40 (1.19%) VPN
4 39 (1.16%) Internet
5 33 (0.98%) DNS
6 28 (0.83%) Wireless
7 27 (0.81%) DHCP
8 26 (0.78%) Cisco IOS
8 26 (0.78%) SSL
8 26 (0.78%) TCP/IP
9 23 (0.69%) Kerberos
10 21 (0.63%) Wireshark
11 20 (0.60%) SMS
12 19 (0.57%) SSH
12 19 (0.57%) Structured Cabling
13 18 (0.54%) Intranet
14 15 (0.45%) SNMP
14 15 (0.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 451 (13.45%) SQL Server
2 223 (6.65%) Power BI
3 189 (5.64%) Data Warehouse
4 160 (4.77%) MS Access
5 156 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 143 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 110 (3.28%) Relational Database
8 104 (3.10%) BusinessObjects
9 85 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 71 (2.12%) Big Data
11 65 (1.94%) Hadoop
12 58 (1.73%) QlikView
13 53 (1.58%) Apache Hive
14 48 (1.43%) Impala
14 48 (1.43%) Sqoop
15 47 (1.40%) SQL Server 2016
16 43 (1.28%) Oracle Database
17 41 (1.22%) SQL Server 2014
18 37 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
19 32 (0.95%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 196 (5.84%) JIRA
2 77 (2.30%) Jenkins
3 49 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 34 (1.01%) Visual Studio
5 29 (0.86%) Selenium
6 25 (0.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 23 (0.69%) Toad
8 22 (0.66%) Subversion
9 20 (0.60%) Cucumber
10 15 (0.45%) Git (software)
10 15 (0.45%) SpecFlow
11 13 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
12 11 (0.33%) Maven
12 11 (0.33%) SoapUI
13 10 (0.30%) Rational DOORS
14 9 (0.27%) GitLab
15 8 (0.24%) LSMW
15 8 (0.24%) Octopus Deploy
15 8 (0.24%) TeamCity
16 7 (0.21%) Eclipse
General
1 1,140 (33.99%) Finance
2 278 (8.29%) Banking
3 171 (5.10%) Telecoms
4 114 (3.40%) Retail
5 112 (3.34%) Marketing
6 107 (3.19%) Legal
7 88 (2.62%) Front Office
8 78 (2.33%) Investment Banking
9 60 (1.79%) Law
10 53 (1.58%) Manufacturing
11 49 (1.46%) Advertising
12 46 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
13 41 (1.22%) Financial Institution
14 39 (1.16%) Billing
15 34 (1.01%) Publishing
16 28 (0.83%) Back Office
17 23 (0.69%) German Language
18 22 (0.66%) Mandarin Language
19 21 (0.63%) Electronics
20 18 (0.54%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,296 (38.64%) Analyst
2 431 (12.85%) Developer
3 370 (11.03%) Data Analyst
4 257 (7.66%) Business Analyst
5 200 (5.96%) Project Manager
6 152 (4.53%) Coordinator
7 146 (4.35%) Administrator
8 125 (3.73%) VBA Developer
9 108 (3.22%) PMO Analyst
10 95 (2.83%) Project Coordinator
11 93 (2.77%) SQL Developer
12 90 (2.68%) Excel Developer
13 89 (2.65%) Excel Analyst
14 84 (2.50%) Service Analyst
15 79 (2.36%) Consultant
16 75 (2.24%) Financial Analyst
16 75 (2.24%) Support Analyst
17 71 (2.12%) Business Intelligence Analyst
18 68 (2.03%) SQL Analyst
19 66 (1.97%) Excel VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (4.47%) .NET
2 79 (2.36%) XML
3 45 (1.34%) HTML
4 31 (0.92%) Web Services
5 26 (0.78%) SailPoint
6 24 (0.72%) .NET Framework
7 23 (0.69%) CSS
7 23 (0.69%) Middleware
8 22 (0.66%) SAML
9 21 (0.63%) ASP.NET
9 21 (0.63%) JSON
9 21 (0.63%) WPF
10 20 (0.60%) MDX
11 19 (0.57%) REST
11 19 (0.57%) WCF
12 15 (0.45%) LDAP
12 15 (0.45%) SOAP
13 13 (0.39%) Entity Framework
14 11 (0.33%) jQuery
14 11 (0.33%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 638 (19.02%) Analytical Skills
2 201 (5.99%) Management Information System
3 144 (4.29%) Self-Motivation
4 78 (2.33%) Computer Science
5 60 (1.79%) Wiki
6 57 (1.70%) NHS
7 54 (1.61%) Virtual Team
8 53 (1.58%) User Experience
9 42 (1.25%) Data Centre
9 42 (1.25%) Derivative
10 33 (0.98%) Fixed Income
11 31 (0.92%) FMCG
12 28 (0.83%) Data Structures
12 28 (0.83%) Driving Licence
13 27 (0.81%) Reinsurance
14 25 (0.75%) Blackberry
15 24 (0.72%) Equities
15 24 (0.72%) PMI
16 23 (0.69%) Reference Data
16 23 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 397 (11.84%) Windows
2 147 (4.38%) Windows 10
3 120 (3.58%) Unix
4 96 (2.86%) Windows 7
5 54 (1.61%) Linux
6 48 (1.43%) Windows Server
7 37 (1.10%) Android
8 26 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 25 (0.75%) Apple iOS
10 23 (0.69%) Solaris
11 12 (0.36%) Windows XP
12 10 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (0.27%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
15 6 (0.18%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.15%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.15%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.15%) zOS
17 4 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
17 4 (0.12%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 700 (20.87%) Project Management
2 528 (15.74%) Agile Software Development
3 440 (13.12%) Problem-Solving
4 398 (11.87%) Data Analysis
5 389 (11.60%) Business Intelligence
6 364 (10.85%) Stakeholder Management
7 282 (8.41%) Migration
8 280 (8.35%) Analytics
9 227 (6.77%) ITIL
10 215 (6.41%) PRINCE2
11 210 (6.26%) Change Management
12 202 (6.02%) ETL
13 185 (5.52%) Scrum
14 171 (5.10%) Time Management
15 168 (5.01%) Business Analysis
16 153 (4.56%) Decision-Making
17 143 (4.26%) Data Management
18 130 (3.88%) Test Automation
19 124 (3.70%) Programme Management
20 123 (3.67%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 881 (26.27%) SQL
2 456 (13.60%) VBA
3 193 (5.75%) Python
4 182 (5.43%) T-SQL
5 169 (5.04%) C#
6 112 (3.34%) PowerShell
7 109 (3.25%) VB
8 100 (2.98%) Java
9 69 (2.06%) Shell Script
10 67 (2.00%) Korn
10 67 (2.00%) PL/SQL
11 60 (1.79%) Bash Shell
12 57 (1.70%) C
13 50 (1.49%) R
14 41 (1.22%) JavaScript
15 40 (1.19%) VB.NET
16 23 (0.69%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 23 (0.69%) VBScript
17 21 (0.63%) PHP
18 18 (0.54%) C++
Qualifications
1 380 (11.33%) Degree
2 178 (5.31%) Security Cleared
3 110 (3.28%) SC Cleared
4 54 (1.61%) ISEB
5 44 (1.31%) PMP
6 37 (1.10%) PMI Certification
7 32 (0.95%) ISTQB
7 32 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 30 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
9 25 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 24 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
10 24 (0.72%) DV Cleared
10 24 (0.72%) Numerate Degree
10 24 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 22 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
12 21 (0.63%) ACCA
13 18 (0.54%) CIMA
13 18 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
14 15 (0.45%) APMP
14 15 (0.45%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 348 (10.38%) PMO
2 174 (5.19%) Data Quality
3 169 (5.04%) QA
4 101 (3.01%) SLA
5 68 (2.03%) GDPR
6 15 (0.45%) IFRS
7 10 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
7 10 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (0.30%) MiFID
8 9 (0.27%) CDISC
9 7 (0.21%) Def Stans
9 7 (0.21%) DO-254
9 7 (0.21%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 6 (0.18%) IFRS 9
10 6 (0.18%) JSP 440
10 6 (0.18%) P3O
11 5 (0.15%) ISO 9000
11 5 (0.15%) Solvency II
12 3 (0.089%) PMBOK
System Software
1 172 (5.13%) Active Directory
2 47 (1.40%) HDFS
3 35 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.36%) VMware Server
5 9 (0.27%) FreeRADIUS
6 8 (0.24%) Docker
7 5 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.089%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.089%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 3 (0.089%) RACF
8 3 (0.089%) Samba
8 3 (0.089%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.089%) Time Sharing Option
8 3 (0.089%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.060%) XenApp
10 1 (0.030%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.030%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.030%) Firmware
10 1 (0.030%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 72 (2.15%) Ansible
2 58 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
3 57 (1.70%) Puppet
4 45 (1.34%) Hadoop YARN
5 40 (1.19%) SCCM
6 32 (0.95%) Single Sign-On
7 27 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 19 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
9 15 (0.45%) HP ALM
10 14 (0.42%) Backup Exec
11 13 (0.39%) Oracle ZFS
12 12 (0.36%) WSUS
13 11 (0.33%) AirWatch
14 10 (0.30%) CA Single Sign-On
15 7 (0.21%) vCenter Server
16 6 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
16 6 (0.18%) SCOM
16 6 (0.18%) Terraform
17 5 (0.15%) Kubernetes
17 5 (0.15%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1,347 (40.16%) Microsoft
2 317 (9.45%) Oracle
3 247 (7.36%) SAP
4 149 (4.44%) Tableau
5 86 (2.56%) ServiceNow
6 72 (2.15%) Remedy
7 68 (2.03%) HP
8 65 (1.94%) Cisco
9 63 (1.88%) Citrix
10 54 (1.61%) VMware
11 51 (1.52%) Google
12 45 (1.34%) Cloudera
13 42 (1.25%) Adobe
14 40 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
14 40 (1.19%) Workday
15 31 (0.92%) Apple
16 30 (0.89%) IBM
17 28 (0.83%) CA
17 28 (0.83%) Cognos
18 25 (0.75%) McAfee