Period
to 19 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 59 43
Rank change year-on-year -2 -16 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 3,458 3,391 4,415
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.43% 3.59% 4.09%
As % of the Applications category 39.30% 39.81% 40.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,171 2,081 2,701
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £350
10th Percentile £160 £163 £163
90th Percentile £575 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £309 £325 £325
% change year-on-year -4.92% - +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 248 286
UK median hourly rate £19.03 £17.25 £17.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.32% +0.06% +11.19%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.29 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.24 £16.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year +2.93% +4.69% +3.23%

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 8,799 8,518 10,780
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.74% 9.01% 9.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,403 5,036 6,344
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £350
10th Percentile £141 £145 £153
90th Percentile £560 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 773 865 996
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £15.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.70% +6.20%
10th Percentile £10.29 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £35.79 £40.50 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £14.75 £15.16
% change year-on-year -1.69% -2.70% +4.55%

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 February 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 February 2018.

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 19 February 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 -3 3,257 £365 +4.29% 881
London -2 1,722 £400 +4.58% 270
UK excluding London -4 1,695 £309 -4.92% 677
South East -10 633 £300 -7.69% 157
North of England -3 347 £325 -7.14% 144
Midlands -21 210 £330 +10.00% 140
East of England -1 171 £300 - 103
South West -3 164 £336 -0.37% 67
North West -9 156 £300 -17.81% 87
West Midlands -7 155 £340 +10.12% 88
Yorkshire +3 145 £339 -3.21% 46
Scotland -12 113 £275 -3.51% 44
East Midlands -34 56 £300 +11.11% 52
North East +12 47 £350 - 11
Wales +17 33 £275 -26.67% 19
Northern Ireland -3 24 £325 +1.56% 3

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 1,289 (37.28%) Microsoft
2 1,248 (36.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1,155 (33.40%) Finance
4 924 (26.72%) Microsoft Office
5 856 (24.75%) SQL
6 704 (20.36%) Analytical Skills
7 620 (17.93%) Project Management
8 598 (17.29%) VBA
9 449 (12.98%) Agile Software Development
10 440 (12.72%) MS Visio
11 422 (12.20%) Microsoft Project
12 420 (12.15%) SQL Server
13 398 (11.51%) PMO
14 391 (11.31%) Banking
15 378 (10.93%) SharePoint
16 375 (10.84%) Data Analysis
17 370 (10.70%) Business Intelligence
18 352 (10.18%) Degree
19 351 (10.15%) Stakeholder Management
20 327 (9.46%) Analytics
21 314 (9.08%) Windows
22 254 (7.35%) PRINCE2
23 245 (7.09%) Oracle
24 233 (6.74%) C#
25 226 (6.54%) Security Cleared
26 225 (6.51%) Change Management
27 220 (6.36%) Migration
28 208 (6.02%) Risk Management
29 203 (5.87%) Business Analysis
30 202 (5.84%) Management Information System

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
1 378 (10.93%) SharePoint
2 132 (3.82%) SAS
3 38 (1.10%) Confluence
4 37 (1.07%) Skype for Business
5 34 (0.98%) CMS
6 22 (0.64%) MS Exchange
7 18 (0.52%) IBM Notes
7 18 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
8 13 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
9 12 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
10 10 (0.29%) IIS
11 9 (0.26%) MS Project Server
12 7 (0.20%) Apache
12 7 (0.20%) Tomcat
12 7 (0.20%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 6 (0.17%) Apache Spark
13 6 (0.17%) WebLogic
14 5 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2007
14 5 (0.14%) JBoss
Applications
1 1,248 (36.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 924 (26.72%) Microsoft Office
3 440 (12.72%) MS Visio
4 422 (12.20%) Microsoft Project
5 200 (5.78%) Spreadsheet
6 24 (0.69%) SPSS
7 23 (0.67%) Photoshop
8 17 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
9 13 (0.38%) Acrobat
10 12 (0.35%) Adobe Captivate
10 12 (0.35%) InDesign
11 10 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 9 (0.26%) InfoPath
12 9 (0.26%) Stata
13 8 (0.23%) AutoCAD
14 5 (0.14%) RoboHelp
14 5 (0.14%) Snagit
15 4 (0.12%) Maya
16 3 (0.087%) Revit
17 2 (0.058%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 37 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (0.49%) SAP CO
3 17 (0.49%) SAP FI
3 17 (0.49%) SAP FI/CO
4 15 (0.43%) NetSuite
5 10 (0.29%) SAP SD
5 10 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
6 9 (0.26%) HFM
7 8 (0.23%) Adobe Campaign
7 8 (0.23%) SAP ERP
8 7 (0.20%) Infor CRM
8 7 (0.20%) iTrent
8 7 (0.20%) Maximo
8 7 (0.20%) Primavera
8 7 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
8 7 (0.20%) SAP R/3
8 7 (0.20%) SimCorp Dimension
8 7 (0.20%) thinkFolio
9 6 (0.17%) Kondor
Cloud Services
1 117 (3.38%) Office 365
2 48 (1.39%) Google Analytics
2 48 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
4 29 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
5 24 (0.69%) Adobe Analytics
6 22 (0.64%) SaaS
7 18 (0.52%) OneDrive
8 17 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
9 14 (0.40%) Google Drive
10 11 (0.32%) OpenShift
11 10 (0.29%) GitHub
12 9 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
13 8 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
14 7 (0.20%) AdWords
14 7 (0.20%) IaaS
14 7 (0.20%) PaaS
14 7 (0.20%) Silverpop
15 6 (0.17%) G Suite
16 5 (0.14%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 45 (1.30%) Internet
2 43 (1.24%) Skype
3 35 (1.01%) LAN
4 34 (0.98%) TCP/IP
5 27 (0.78%) WAN
6 26 (0.75%) VPN
7 23 (0.67%) SMS
8 22 (0.64%) Intranet
9 20 (0.58%) Firewall
10 17 (0.49%) Radio Access Network
11 16 (0.46%) DNS
11 16 (0.46%) Wireless
12 12 (0.35%) Ethernet
13 11 (0.32%) DHCP
13 11 (0.32%) MPLS
14 10 (0.29%) 3G
15 9 (0.26%) Remote Desktop
15 9 (0.26%) SAN
15 9 (0.26%) SSH
15 9 (0.26%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 420 (12.15%) SQL Server
2 164 (4.74%) Power BI
3 142 (4.11%) MS Access
4 136 (3.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 134 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
6 132 (3.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 101 (2.92%) Relational Database
8 82 (2.37%) BusinessObjects
9 71 (2.05%) QlikView
10 66 (1.91%) Big Data
11 58 (1.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 41 (1.19%) Oracle Database
13 37 (1.07%) Data Mining
14 34 (0.98%) PowerPivot
15 33 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
16 32 (0.93%) MySQL
16 32 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
16 32 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
16 32 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
17 22 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 121 (3.50%) JIRA
2 31 (0.90%) Selenium
3 30 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
4 26 (0.75%) Git (software)
4 26 (0.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 25 (0.72%) Cucumber
5 25 (0.72%) Jenkins
6 19 (0.55%) Subversion
6 19 (0.55%) Visual Studio
7 9 (0.26%) JMeter
7 9 (0.26%) SpecFlow
7 9 (0.26%) Toad
8 7 (0.20%) JUnit
8 7 (0.20%) LSMW
9 5 (0.14%) Jasmine
9 5 (0.14%) Maven
10 4 (0.12%) Ant
10 4 (0.12%) GitLab
10 4 (0.12%) SoapUI
10 4 (0.12%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1,155 (33.40%) Finance
2 391 (11.31%) Banking
3 196 (5.67%) Telecoms
4 168 (4.86%) Marketing
5 147 (4.25%) Front Office
6 126 (3.64%) Retail
7 116 (3.35%) Investment Banking
8 114 (3.30%) Legal
9 55 (1.59%) Manufacturing
10 53 (1.53%) Billing
11 46 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
12 44 (1.27%) Law
13 35 (1.01%) Financial Institution
14 33 (0.95%) Advertising
14 33 (0.95%) Mandarin Language
14 33 (0.95%) Retail Banking
15 26 (0.75%) French Language
16 23 (0.67%) Back Office
17 19 (0.55%) Electronics
17 19 (0.55%) Military
Job Titles
1 1,390 (40.20%) Analyst
2 469 (13.56%) Developer
3 384 (11.10%) Data Analyst
4 335 (9.69%) Business Analyst
5 167 (4.83%) Project Manager
6 157 (4.54%) Administrator
7 140 (4.05%) Coordinator
8 124 (3.59%) PMO Analyst
9 122 (3.53%) VBA Developer
10 109 (3.15%) Consultant
11 99 (2.86%) Senior Analyst
12 98 (2.83%) Project Coordinator
13 92 (2.66%) Excel Developer
14 86 (2.49%) Report Analyst
15 85 (2.46%) Financial Analyst
16 83 (2.40%) Excel Analyst
16 83 (2.40%) Excel VBA Developer
17 82 (2.37%) SQL Developer
18 80 (2.31%) C# Developer
19 78 (2.26%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (5.00%) .NET
2 104 (3.01%) HTML
3 85 (2.46%) XML
4 71 (2.05%) CSS
5 64 (1.85%) .NET Framework
6 55 (1.59%) Web Services
7 37 (1.07%) JSON
8 32 (0.93%) REST
9 30 (0.87%) jQuery
10 27 (0.78%) SOAP
11 26 (0.75%) HTML5
12 25 (0.72%) AngularJS
13 21 (0.61%) Node.js
14 20 (0.58%) ASP.NET
15 19 (0.55%) MDX
15 19 (0.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 17 (0.49%) CSS3
17 16 (0.46%) WinForms
18 15 (0.43%) COM
19 14 (0.40%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 704 (20.36%) Analytical Skills
2 202 (5.84%) Management Information System
3 88 (2.54%) Fixed Income
4 83 (2.40%) Derivative
5 63 (1.82%) Computer Science
6 51 (1.47%) Data Centre
6 51 (1.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 47 (1.36%) Data Structures
8 42 (1.21%) Virtual Team
9 40 (1.16%) Credit Risk
10 39 (1.13%) FMCG
11 35 (1.01%) NHS
12 34 (0.98%) Market Risk
13 30 (0.87%) PMI
14 28 (0.81%) e-Learning
14 28 (0.81%) Equities
14 28 (0.81%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 28 (0.81%) User Experience
15 25 (0.72%) CMDB
16 24 (0.69%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 314 (9.08%) Windows
2 90 (2.60%) Windows 10
3 79 (2.28%) Windows 7
4 69 (2.00%) Unix
5 52 (1.50%) Windows Server
6 49 (1.42%) Android
7 46 (1.33%) Linux
8 41 (1.19%) Apple iOS
9 18 (0.52%) Windows 8
10 15 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (0.26%) Solaris
14 8 (0.23%) AIX
14 8 (0.23%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.12%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.087%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.058%) FreeBSD
17 2 (0.058%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 620 (17.93%) Project Management
2 449 (12.98%) Agile Software Development
3 375 (10.84%) Data Analysis
4 370 (10.70%) Business Intelligence
5 351 (10.15%) Stakeholder Management
6 327 (9.46%) Analytics
7 254 (7.35%) PRINCE2
8 225 (6.51%) Change Management
9 220 (6.36%) Migration
10 208 (6.02%) Risk Management
11 203 (5.87%) Business Analysis
12 176 (5.09%) Data Management
13 168 (4.86%) User Acceptance Testing
14 166 (4.80%) Visualisation
15 165 (4.77%) ITIL
16 150 (4.34%) CRM
17 142 (4.11%) Time Management
18 140 (4.05%) Programme Management
19 137 (3.96%) Data Modelling
20 125 (3.61%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 856 (24.75%) SQL
2 598 (17.29%) VBA
3 233 (6.74%) C#
4 161 (4.66%) Python
5 111 (3.21%) Java
6 95 (2.75%) VB
7 85 (2.46%) T-SQL
8 82 (2.37%) C++
9 76 (2.20%) R
10 70 (2.02%) JavaScript
11 65 (1.88%) C
12 57 (1.65%) VB.NET
13 46 (1.33%) PL/SQL
14 27 (0.78%) PowerShell
15 21 (0.61%) MATLAB
15 21 (0.61%) Perl
15 21 (0.61%) PHP
16 20 (0.58%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 17 (0.49%) VBScript
18 15 (0.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 352 (10.18%) Degree
2 226 (6.54%) Security Cleared
3 144 (4.16%) SC Cleared
4 59 (1.71%) PMI Certification
5 54 (1.56%) ISEB
6 48 (1.39%) PMP
7 44 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 40 (1.16%) DV Cleared
9 28 (0.81%) ACCA
10 27 (0.78%) APMP
11 26 (0.75%) Numerate Degree
12 25 (0.72%) ISTQB
12 25 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 23 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
13 23 (0.67%) CIMA
13 23 (0.67%) CTC Cleared
14 22 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
14 22 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
15 21 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
16 14 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 398 (11.51%) PMO
2 145 (4.19%) QA
3 128 (3.70%) Data Quality
4 94 (2.72%) GDPR
5 60 (1.74%) SLA
6 27 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 26 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 21 (0.61%) MiFID
9 19 (0.55%) ISO 9001
10 18 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
11 16 (0.46%) Def Stans
12 14 (0.40%) PCI DSS
13 13 (0.38%) Basel II
13 13 (0.38%) IFRS
14 12 (0.35%) Solvency II
15 9 (0.26%) CDISC
16 7 (0.20%) IFRS 9
16 7 (0.20%) ISO 9000
17 5 (0.14%) P3O
18 4 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 137 (3.96%) Active Directory
2 28 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.38%) Docker
4 11 (0.32%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.20%) Firmware
6 6 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (0.12%) NFS
8 4 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 4 (0.12%) Veritas File System
8 4 (0.12%) VirtualBox
8 4 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.087%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (0.087%) Cronacle
9 3 (0.087%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.087%) vSphere
9 3 (0.087%) XenApp
10 2 (0.058%) RACF
10 2 (0.058%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 46 (1.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 25 (0.72%) SCCM
3 17 (0.49%) Ansible
4 15 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
5 10 (0.29%) NetBackup
6 9 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
6 9 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
7 6 (0.17%) Puppet
8 4 (0.12%) SnapMirror
8 4 (0.12%) SnapVault
8 4 (0.12%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 3 (0.087%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (0.087%) Nessus
10 2 (0.058%) CA Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.058%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.058%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.058%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.058%) WhatsUp Gold
11 1 (0.029%) Cacti
Vendors
1 1,289 (37.28%) Microsoft
2 245 (7.09%) Oracle
3 197 (5.70%) SAP
4 188 (5.44%) Tableau
5 89 (2.57%) Google
6 76 (2.20%) Adobe
7 71 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
8 58 (1.68%) HP
9 53 (1.53%) Citrix
9 53 (1.53%) Cognos
10 42 (1.21%) Cisco
11 35 (1.01%) VMware
12 34 (0.98%) Bloomberg
13 33 (0.95%) Remedy
14 29 (0.84%) Workday
15 27 (0.78%) IBM
15 27 (0.78%) ServiceNow
16 24 (0.69%) Apple
17 20 (0.58%) Reuters
18 19 (0.55%) Lotus