Period
to 5 April 2020

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 5 April 2020 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
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 68 73 69
Rank change year-on-year +5 -4 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 1,941 3,168 3,506
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.15% 3.27% 3.45%
As % of the Applications category 36.60% 38.56% 39.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,181 1,938 2,231
Median daily rate £350 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +1.35% +5.71%
10th Percentile £151 £163 £163
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 209 243
Median hourly rate £20.29 £17.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.32% -15.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.44 £9.52 £10.85
90th Percentile £45.84 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.36 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +35.70% -14.29% -

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 5,303 8,215 8,982
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.61% 8.47% 8.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,989 4,834 5,452
Median daily rate £350 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +2.74% +4.29%
10th Percentile £135 £143 £145
90th Percentile £550 £572 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £338
% change year-on-year -7.14% +3.70% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 596 663 779
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.30 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.43% +1.88% +3.23%
10th Percentile £11.52 £10.64 £10.50
90th Percentile £42.63 £43.60 £37.50
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% -

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 5 April 2020.

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 5 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in the UK

Microsoft Excel
Top 18 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 5 April 2020. 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 +7 1,790 £350 -6.67% 388
UK excluding London +11 1,089 £325 -7.14% 311
London +2 802 £413 +3.13% 100
South East +5 377 £325 -13.33% 87
North of England +15 249 £325 - 71
Midlands +8 144 £313 -3.85% 45
South West +6 137 £329 -7.24% 52
North West +19 130 £325 - 43
West Midlands +18 103 £313 -9.02% 35
Yorkshire +22 91 £325 +4.67% 21
Scotland -10 85 £304 -19.00% 14
East of England +11 81 £225 -34.97% 34
East Midlands -6 40 £300 -7.69% 10
Work from Home +13 37 £306 -5.77% 12
North East +22 27 £305 -17.01% 7
Wales -2 16 £125 -62.41% 7
Northern Ireland -9 8 £275 -5.17% 2
Channel Islands - 2 £385 -

For the 6 months to 5 April 2020, 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.

1 786 (40.49%) Microsoft
2 618 (31.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 546 (28.13%) SQL
4 542 (27.92%) Finance
5 517 (26.64%) Microsoft Office
6 411 (21.17%) Analytical Skills
7 338 (17.41%) Business Intelligence
8 292 (15.04%) Agile Software Development
8 292 (15.04%) Problem-Solving
9 284 (14.63%) Windows
10 276 (14.22%) Power Platform
11 273 (14.06%) Power BI
12 262 (13.50%) SQL Server
13 253 (13.03%) MS Visio
14 251 (12.93%) Project Management
15 234 (12.06%) SharePoint
16 229 (11.80%) VBA
17 198 (10.20%) Security Cleared
18 186 (9.58%) Migration
19 179 (9.22%) Data Analysis
20 178 (9.17%) Analytics
21 169 (8.71%) Degree
22 163 (8.40%) Oracle
23 159 (8.19%) Stakeholder Management
24 150 (7.73%) SC Cleared
25 143 (7.37%) Microsoft Project
26 140 (7.21%) Azure
26 140 (7.21%) Public Sector
27 139 (7.16%) PMO
28 135 (6.96%) Visualisation

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
1 234 (12.06%) SharePoint
2 44 (2.27%) Confluence
3 40 (2.06%) MS Exchange
4 33 (1.70%) SAS
5 25 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2003
5 25 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2007
6 13 (0.67%) Skype for Business
7 12 (0.62%) CMS
8 7 (0.36%) IIS
9 6 (0.31%) ArcGIS
9 6 (0.31%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.21%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.10%) Drupal
12 2 (0.10%) Moodle
12 2 (0.10%) MS Project Server
12 2 (0.10%) Oracle 10gAS
12 2 (0.10%) Oracle Application Server
12 2 (0.10%) WordPress
Applications
1 618 (31.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 517 (26.64%) Microsoft Office
3 253 (13.03%) MS Visio
4 143 (7.37%) Microsoft Project
5 91 (4.69%) Spreadsheet
6 27 (1.39%) Acrobat
7 12 (0.62%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.31%) SPSS
9 4 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.10%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (0.10%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.10%) Camtasia
10 2 (0.10%) Stata
11 1 (0.052%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.052%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.052%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.052%) InDesign
11 1 (0.052%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.052%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 45 (2.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (1.44%) Remedy ITSM
3 22 (1.13%) SAP HCM
4 21 (1.08%) SAP Payroll
5 17 (0.88%) SAP HR
6 10 (0.52%) SAP ERP
7 9 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
7 9 (0.46%) SAP S/4HANA
8 7 (0.36%) Cognos TM1
9 6 (0.31%) Elite 3E
9 6 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
9 6 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 6 (0.31%) SAP BPC
9 6 (0.31%) Workfront
10 5 (0.26%) Eloqua
10 5 (0.26%) HFM
10 5 (0.26%) Magento
11 4 (0.21%) Carpe Diem
11 4 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
11 4 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 276 (14.22%) Power Platform
2 140 (7.21%) Azure
3 131 (6.75%) Office 365
4 45 (2.32%) Dynamics 365
5 42 (2.16%) AWS
6 33 (1.70%) OneDrive
6 33 (1.70%) PowerApps
7 27 (1.39%) Serverless
8 26 (1.34%) Azure Functions
9 24 (1.24%) Microsoft Flow
10 21 (1.08%) SaaS
11 19 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
12 14 (0.72%) Google Sheets
13 13 (0.67%) Azure Data Factory
14 12 (0.62%) Google Analytics
15 11 (0.57%) GCP
16 9 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
16 9 (0.46%) SuccessFactors
16 9 (0.46%) Yammer
17 7 (0.36%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 42 (2.16%) LAN
2 41 (2.11%) Internet
3 35 (1.80%) VPN
4 31 (1.60%) Remote Desktop
5 30 (1.55%) WebEx
6 28 (1.44%) Skype
7 24 (1.24%) WAN
8 21 (1.08%) Radio Access Network
9 17 (0.88%) Network Security
10 16 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
11 15 (0.77%) 4G
12 14 (0.72%) DNS
12 14 (0.72%) Firewall
12 14 (0.72%) TCP/IP
13 12 (0.62%) Wireless
14 11 (0.57%) 5G
15 9 (0.46%) VoIP
16 8 (0.41%) DHCP
16 8 (0.41%) FTP
16 8 (0.41%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 273 (14.06%) Power BI
2 262 (13.50%) SQL Server
3 121 (6.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 116 (5.98%) Data Warehouse
5 114 (5.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 56 (2.89%) Relational Database
7 55 (2.83%) QlikView
8 54 (2.78%) MS Access
9 52 (2.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 30 (1.55%) Data Mining
11 28 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
12 23 (1.18%) Big Data
12 23 (1.18%) PowerPivot
12 23 (1.18%) SAP BW
13 22 (1.13%) OLAP
14 19 (0.98%) Crystal Reports
14 19 (0.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 16 (0.82%) Oracle Database
16 15 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
16 15 (0.77%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 88 (4.53%) JIRA
2 56 (2.89%) Visual Studio
3 23 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (0.82%) Git (software)
4 16 (0.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 12 (0.62%) Selenium
6 11 (0.57%) Subversion
7 10 (0.52%) Jenkins
8 9 (0.46%) SoapUI
9 7 (0.36%) Rational DOORS
10 6 (0.31%) Cucumber
10 6 (0.31%) HP UFT
11 5 (0.26%) ClearQuest
12 4 (0.21%) Eclipse
12 4 (0.21%) NUnit
12 4 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (0.21%) Rational Rhapsody
13 3 (0.15%) LoadRunner
13 3 (0.15%) Toad
13 3 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 542 (27.92%) Finance
2 140 (7.21%) Public Sector
3 117 (6.03%) Banking
4 87 (4.48%) Telecoms
5 73 (3.76%) Marketing
6 60 (3.09%) Legal
7 51 (2.63%) Retail
8 50 (2.58%) Front Office
9 36 (1.85%) Manufacturing
10 33 (1.70%) Investment Banking
11 22 (1.13%) Law
12 21 (1.08%) German Language
13 20 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
14 19 (0.98%) Billing
15 16 (0.82%) Electronics
16 13 (0.67%) Local Government
16 13 (0.67%) Publishing
17 11 (0.57%) Advertising
18 9 (0.46%) Back Office
18 9 (0.46%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 687 (35.39%) Analyst
2 262 (13.50%) Developer
3 227 (11.70%) Data Analyst
4 106 (5.46%) Business Analyst
5 95 (4.89%) Administrator
6 82 (4.22%) Coordinator
7 80 (4.12%) Project Manager
8 74 (3.81%) Consultant
9 72 (3.71%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 62 (3.19%) SQL Analyst
11 54 (2.78%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 51 (2.63%) Project Coordinator
13 50 (2.58%) Junior
14 48 (2.47%) Architect
14 48 (2.47%) SQL Developer
15 47 (2.42%) Financial Analyst
15 47 (2.42%) Support Engineer
16 44 (2.27%) Desktop Support
17 43 (2.22%) C# Developer
18 41 (2.11%) Excel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (5.67%) .NET
2 56 (2.89%) XML
3 54 (2.78%) HTML
4 35 (1.80%) CSS
5 25 (1.29%) ASP.NET
6 24 (1.24%) WinForms
7 22 (1.13%) Web Services
8 20 (1.03%) AngularJS
9 19 (0.98%) MDX
9 19 (0.98%) SAP Fiori
10 18 (0.93%) React
10 18 (0.93%) WPF
11 17 (0.88%) .NET Core
11 17 (0.88%) .NET Framework
12 13 (0.67%) JSON
13 11 (0.57%) Middleware
14 10 (0.52%) jQuery
15 8 (0.41%) HTML5
15 8 (0.41%) WCF
16 7 (0.36%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 411 (21.17%) Analytical Skills
2 113 (5.82%) Self-Motivation
3 84 (4.33%) Management Information System
4 51 (2.63%) NHS
5 32 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
6 28 (1.44%) Blackberry
7 26 (1.34%) PDA
8 25 (1.29%) Data Structures
9 24 (1.24%) Data Centre
10 22 (1.13%) Fixed Income
11 21 (1.08%) Derivative
12 19 (0.98%) User Experience
13 17 (0.88%) Smartphone
14 16 (0.82%) Driving Licence
15 12 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 12 (0.62%) OTC Derivatives
15 12 (0.62%) Social Media
16 11 (0.57%) FMCG
17 10 (0.52%) Public Cloud
17 10 (0.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 284 (14.63%) Windows
2 124 (6.39%) Windows 10
3 60 (3.09%) Windows Server
4 56 (2.89%) Windows 7
5 35 (1.80%) Linux
5 35 (1.80%) Windows XP
6 34 (1.75%) Apple iOS
7 33 (1.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 30 (1.55%) Unix
9 27 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
10 26 (1.34%) Windows Vista
11 25 (1.29%) Windows 2000
12 19 (0.98%) Mac OS
13 8 (0.41%) Android
13 8 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (0.26%) Windows Server 2016
15 3 (0.15%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.15%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.10%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 338 (17.41%) Business Intelligence
2 292 (15.04%) Agile Software Development
2 292 (15.04%) Problem-Solving
3 251 (12.93%) Project Management
4 186 (9.58%) Migration
5 179 (9.22%) Data Analysis
6 178 (9.17%) Analytics
7 159 (8.19%) Stakeholder Management
8 135 (6.96%) Visualisation
9 128 (6.59%) Change Management
10 127 (6.54%) ETL
11 108 (5.56%) Data Modelling
12 97 (5.00%) ITIL
13 95 (4.89%) PRINCE2
14 92 (4.74%) Decision-Making
15 83 (4.28%) Project Delivery
16 77 (3.97%) CRM
16 77 (3.97%) Time Management
17 76 (3.92%) Business Analysis
18 75 (3.86%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 546 (28.13%) SQL
2 229 (11.80%) VBA
3 117 (6.03%) Python
4 109 (5.62%) C#
5 100 (5.15%) T-SQL
6 53 (2.73%) VB
7 51 (2.63%) PowerShell
8 50 (2.58%) JavaScript
9 49 (2.52%) R
10 37 (1.91%) C++
11 34 (1.75%) Java
12 28 (1.44%) C
12 28 (1.44%) PL/SQL
13 26 (1.34%) VB.NET
14 24 (1.24%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 12 (0.62%) MATLAB
16 11 (0.57%) VBScript
17 7 (0.36%) Shell Script
18 6 (0.31%) PHP
18 6 (0.31%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 198 (10.20%) Security Cleared
2 169 (8.71%) Degree
3 150 (7.73%) SC Cleared
4 22 (1.13%) ISEB
5 20 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
5 20 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
6 19 (0.98%) DV Cleared
6 19 (0.98%) PMI Certification
7 15 (0.77%) ISTQB
7 15 (0.77%) PMP
8 13 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 13 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 8 (0.41%) ACCA
10 8 (0.41%) MCP
10 8 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
11 6 (0.31%) CIMA
11 6 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.31%) HND
11 6 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (7.16%) PMO
2 76 (3.92%) QA
3 58 (2.99%) Data Quality
4 42 (2.16%) GDPR
5 37 (1.91%) SLA
6 22 (1.13%) Solvency II
7 19 (0.98%) IFRS
8 5 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.21%) ITGC
10 3 (0.15%) GAMP
10 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (0.15%) P3O
11 2 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.10%) GxP
11 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 17025
11 2 (0.10%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.10%) MiFID
11 2 (0.10%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.052%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.052%) PSD2
System Software
1 127 (6.54%) Active Directory
2 19 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
4 8 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (0.36%) vSphere
6 5 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.21%) NFS
8 3 (0.15%) HDFS
9 2 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.10%) XenApp
10 1 (0.052%) Docker
10 1 (0.052%) Firmware
10 1 (0.052%) Time Sharing Option
10 1 (0.052%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.052%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.052%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.052%) VMFS
10 1 (0.052%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 28 (1.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 26 (1.34%) SCCM
3 25 (1.29%) ServiceCenter
4 7 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (0.26%) Control-M
5 5 (0.26%) HP ALM
5 5 (0.26%) NetBackup
6 4 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.21%) Puppet
7 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.15%) Nessus
7 3 (0.15%) PowerCLI
7 3 (0.15%) SCOM
7 3 (0.15%) Terraform
7 3 (0.15%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.15%) WhatsUp Gold
8 2 (0.10%) Netcool
8 2 (0.10%) Oracle Statspack
8 2 (0.10%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 786 (40.49%) Microsoft
2 163 (8.40%) Oracle
3 130 (6.70%) SAP
4 112 (5.77%) Tableau
5 65 (3.35%) Remedy
6 61 (3.14%) Adobe
7 48 (2.47%) HP
8 46 (2.37%) Google
9 34 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
10 33 (1.70%) ServiceNow
11 28 (1.44%) Bomgar
11 28 (1.44%) Cisco
12 27 (1.39%) Sparx
13 25 (1.29%) Peregrine
14 22 (1.13%) IBM
14 22 (1.13%) VMware
15 21 (1.08%) Citrix
16 17 (0.88%) Cognos
17 15 (0.77%) Alteryx
17 15 (0.77%) BT