Period
to 24 November 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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 83 68 73
Rank change year-on-year -15 +5 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 968 2,660 3,417
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.66% 3.26% 3.31%
As % of the Applications category 36.79% 38.05% 39.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 697 1,588 2,079
Median daily rate £363 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% - +4.75%
10th Percentile £131 £175 £180
90th Percentile £575 £588 £577
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £342
% change year-on-year +3.70% -1.32% +5.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 221 238
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £16.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% +8.53% -15.13%
10th Percentile £11.07 £10.75 £9.31
90th Percentile £43.00 £41.00 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +22.73% +10.00% -11.76%

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 2,631 6,990 8,707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.24% 8.57% 8.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,580 4,074 5,117
Median daily rate £375 £373 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.67% -0.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £132 £142 £146
90th Percentile £575 £550 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -7.14% - +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 677 782
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.86% +9.38% +3.23%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.17 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.20 £40.23
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £15.30
% change year-on-year +14.29% +14.38% +5.52%

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 24 November 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 24 November 2020.

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 24 November 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 -12 858 £373 -0.67% 255
UK excluding London -14 451 £350 +3.70% 204
London -17 428 £388 -6.06% 68
Work from Home -34 158 £350 +21.74% 20
South East -3 145 £425 +26.87% 54
North of England -18 99 £275 -15.38% 55
North West +6 74 £250 -23.08% 33
Midlands -2 62 £365 +15.42% 41
South West +4 53 £375 +5.19% 13
East of England -1 42 £318 -0.78% 23
West Midlands +4 41 £351 +14.61% 30
Scotland +2 30 £330 -12.00% 10
Yorkshire -14 20 £275 -15.38% 15
East Midlands +9 19 £368 +13.08% 10
Wales +40 13 £110 -57.07% 8
Northern Ireland -5 10 £225 -3.44%
North East +2 5 £230 -38.60% 7

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 426 (44.01%) Microsoft
2 289 (29.86%) Finance
3 277 (28.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 268 (27.69%) SQL
5 265 (27.38%) Microsoft Office
6 179 (18.49%) Analytical Skills
7 177 (18.29%) Agile Software Development
8 165 (17.05%) Project Management
9 157 (16.22%) Business Intelligence
10 134 (13.84%) Security Cleared
11 133 (13.74%) Power Platform
12 125 (12.91%) Power BI
12 125 (12.91%) VBA
13 116 (11.98%) Problem-Solving
14 114 (11.78%) Oracle
14 114 (11.78%) MS Visio
15 108 (11.16%) Analytics
16 101 (10.43%) Windows
16 101 (10.43%) Public Sector
17 97 (10.02%) Data Analysis
18 91 (9.40%) SharePoint
19 88 (9.09%) Migration
20 87 (8.99%) Banking
21 86 (8.88%) SQL Server
22 85 (8.78%) Python
23 84 (8.68%) SC Cleared
24 78 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
25 76 (7.85%) Degree
26 72 (7.44%) Azure
27 68 (7.02%) Microsoft Project

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 91 (9.40%) SharePoint
2 42 (4.34%) Confluence
3 20 (2.07%) WebLogic
4 11 (1.14%) SAS
5 10 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (0.93%) Mule
7 8 (0.83%) CMS
7 8 (0.83%) Oracle Workflow
8 7 (0.72%) JBoss
8 7 (0.72%) Jetty
8 7 (0.72%) MQSeries
8 7 (0.72%) Oracle Self-Service HR
8 7 (0.72%) Red Hat Fuse
8 7 (0.72%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.52%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.41%) Apache
10 4 (0.41%) Moodle
11 3 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.31%) Documentum
11 3 (0.31%) IIS
Applications
1 277 (28.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 265 (27.38%) Microsoft Office
3 114 (11.78%) MS Visio
4 68 (7.02%) Microsoft Project
5 39 (4.03%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.52%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.41%) Camtasia
8 2 (0.21%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.21%) SPSS
9 1 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.10%) Blender
9 1 (0.10%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.10%) InDesign
9 1 (0.10%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 12 (1.24%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.72%) Northgate Housing
3 7 (0.72%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 6 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
4 6 (0.62%) SAP FI-CA
5 5 (0.52%) Primavera
5 5 (0.52%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 5 (0.52%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.31%) Infor M3
6 3 (0.31%) Oracle iSupplier
6 3 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.21%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (0.21%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 2 (0.21%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 2 (0.21%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.21%) SAP HCM
7 2 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 133 (13.74%) Power Platform
2 72 (7.44%) Azure
3 40 (4.13%) Office 365
4 39 (4.03%) AWS
5 18 (1.86%) PowerApps
6 16 (1.65%) AWS Lambda
6 16 (1.65%) Serverless
7 15 (1.55%) Azure Functions
8 14 (1.45%) SaaS
9 11 (1.14%) Google Analytics
9 11 (1.14%) IaaS
10 8 (0.83%) Power Automate
11 7 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
11 7 (0.72%) OneDrive
11 7 (0.72%) PaaS
12 6 (0.62%) Azure Stack
12 6 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
12 6 (0.62%) SuccessFactors
13 5 (0.52%) GCP
14 4 (0.41%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.58%) DNS
1 25 (2.58%) Firewall
2 23 (2.38%) DHCP
3 19 (1.96%) Skype
4 17 (1.76%) Network Security
5 16 (1.65%) TCP/IP
6 12 (1.24%) VPN
7 10 (1.03%) Internet
8 9 (0.93%) Radio Access Network
8 9 (0.93%) VLAN
9 8 (0.83%) Broadband
9 8 (0.83%) SSH
9 8 (0.83%) WAN
9 8 (0.83%) Wireshark
10 6 (0.62%) 3G
10 6 (0.62%) 4G
10 6 (0.62%) Intranet
10 6 (0.62%) VSAN
11 5 (0.52%) 5G
11 5 (0.52%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (12.91%) Power BI
2 86 (8.88%) SQL Server
3 47 (4.86%) Tableau
4 32 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
5 28 (2.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 26 (2.69%) Relational Database
7 24 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 20 (2.07%) QlikView
9 19 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
10 17 (1.76%) Hadoop
10 17 (1.76%) MS Access
11 16 (1.65%) MySQL
11 16 (1.65%) Spotfire
12 15 (1.55%) MongoDB
12 15 (1.55%) Oracle Database
12 15 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 12 (1.24%) BusinessObjects
14 9 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
15 8 (0.83%) Apache Hive
15 8 (0.83%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 63 (6.51%) JIRA
2 23 (2.38%) Cucumber
3 22 (2.27%) Git (software)
4 19 (1.96%) Jenkins
5 18 (1.86%) Selenium
6 16 (1.65%) Toad
7 12 (1.24%) Postman
8 11 (1.14%) Visual Studio
9 9 (0.93%) JMeter
9 9 (0.93%) Subversion
10 8 (0.83%) Gradle
11 7 (0.72%) Ant
11 7 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (0.72%) ClearCase
11 7 (0.72%) Eclipse
11 7 (0.72%) IntelliJ
11 7 (0.72%) Leiningen
11 7 (0.72%) Maven
11 7 (0.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 7 (0.72%) Vagrant
General
1 289 (29.86%) Finance
2 101 (10.43%) Public Sector
3 87 (8.99%) Banking
4 53 (5.48%) Telecoms
5 33 (3.41%) Local Government
6 31 (3.20%) Marketing
7 30 (3.10%) Manufacturing
8 28 (2.89%) Front Office
9 25 (2.58%) Legal
10 24 (2.48%) Retail
11 20 (2.07%) Law
12 19 (1.96%) Investment Banking
13 18 (1.86%) Billing
14 13 (1.34%) Financial Institution
15 10 (1.03%) Electronics
15 10 (1.03%) Mandarin Language
16 9 (0.93%) German Language
17 8 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
18 7 (0.72%) Publishing
18 7 (0.72%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 307 (31.71%) Analyst
2 114 (11.78%) Developer
3 90 (9.30%) Data Analyst
4 73 (7.54%) Business Analyst
5 61 (6.30%) Project Manager
6 45 (4.65%) Administrator
7 43 (4.44%) Coordinator
8 34 (3.51%) Consultant
9 30 (3.10%) Project Coordinator
10 28 (2.89%) Data Manager
10 28 (2.89%) Junior
11 22 (2.27%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 20 (2.07%) Architect
13 19 (1.96%) Test Analyst
14 18 (1.86%) Business Intelligence Analyst
15 17 (1.76%) Excel Developer
15 17 (1.76%) VBA Developer
16 16 (1.65%) Project Officer
17 15 (1.55%) SQL Developer
17 15 (1.55%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (4.75%) XML
2 36 (3.72%) .NET
3 30 (3.10%) HTML
4 23 (2.38%) JSON
5 15 (1.55%) CSS
6 14 (1.45%) RabbitMQ
7 13 (1.34%) jQuery
7 13 (1.34%) React
8 12 (1.24%) Spring
9 11 (1.14%) AngularJS
9 11 (1.14%) HTML5
10 8 (0.83%) SOAP
11 7 (0.72%) ActiveMQ
11 7 (0.72%) GWT
11 7 (0.72%) Hibernate
11 7 (0.72%) JMS
11 7 (0.72%) MSMQ
11 7 (0.72%) Node.js
11 7 (0.72%) STL
11 7 (0.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 179 (18.49%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (6.82%) Management Information System
3 40 (4.13%) NHS
4 34 (3.51%) Self-Motivation
5 26 (2.69%) User Experience
6 19 (1.96%) Data Structures
7 18 (1.86%) Fixed Income
8 16 (1.65%) Derivative
8 16 (1.65%) Virtual Team
9 13 (1.34%) Smartphone
10 12 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
11 10 (1.03%) CMDB
12 8 (0.83%) Private Cloud
13 7 (0.72%) Cybercrime
13 7 (0.72%) Freedom of Information
14 6 (0.62%) Algorithms
14 6 (0.62%) Driving Licence
14 6 (0.62%) Hybrid Cloud
14 6 (0.62%) RSA SecurID
14 6 (0.62%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 101 (10.43%) Windows
2 51 (5.27%) Unix
3 39 (4.03%) Linux
4 31 (3.20%) Windows 10
5 16 (1.65%) Windows Server
6 10 (1.03%) Android
7 9 (0.93%) Apple iOS
7 9 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (0.93%) Ubuntu
7 9 (0.93%) Windows 7
8 8 (0.83%) Mac OS X
9 7 (0.72%) CentOS
9 7 (0.72%) Debian
10 4 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2016
12 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2019
13 1 (0.10%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.10%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (18.29%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (17.05%) Project Management
3 157 (16.22%) Business Intelligence
4 116 (11.98%) Problem-Solving
5 108 (11.16%) Analytics
6 97 (10.02%) Data Analysis
7 88 (9.09%) Migration
8 78 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
9 68 (7.02%) Risk Management
10 67 (6.92%) Data Management
11 66 (6.82%) PRINCE2
12 62 (6.40%) Decision-Making
12 62 (6.40%) Project Delivery
13 61 (6.30%) Change Management
14 59 (6.10%) Data Modelling
15 57 (5.89%) DevOps
15 57 (5.89%) Visualisation
16 55 (5.68%) Programme Management
17 54 (5.58%) Asset Management
18 51 (5.27%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 268 (27.69%) SQL
2 125 (12.91%) VBA
3 85 (8.78%) Python
4 40 (4.13%) JavaScript
5 38 (3.93%) Java
6 36 (3.72%) C#
7 35 (3.62%) VB
8 28 (2.89%) C++
9 26 (2.69%) T-SQL
10 24 (2.48%) R
11 21 (2.17%) PL/SQL
11 21 (2.17%) PowerShell
12 16 (1.65%) C
13 12 (1.24%) VB.NET
14 9 (0.93%) Perl
14 9 (0.93%) Ruby
14 9 (0.93%) Scala
14 9 (0.93%) VBScript
15 8 (0.83%) Bash Shell
15 8 (0.83%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 134 (13.84%) Security Cleared
2 84 (8.68%) SC Cleared
3 76 (7.85%) Degree
4 40 (4.13%) DV Cleared
5 24 (2.48%) ISEB
6 22 (2.27%) ISTQB
7 19 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 17 (1.76%) PMI Certification
9 16 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
9 16 (1.65%) PMP
10 14 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 12 (1.24%) BPSS Clearance
12 9 (0.93%) CCNA
12 9 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
13 8 (0.83%) HNC
13 8 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 7 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 6 (0.62%) CCNP
15 6 (0.62%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (6.51%) PMO
2 39 (4.03%) Data Quality
3 33 (3.41%) GDPR
4 29 (3.00%) QA
5 23 (2.38%) SLA
6 7 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 17025
7 5 (0.52%) IFRS
8 4 (0.41%) EMIR
8 4 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.41%) MiFID
8 4 (0.41%) NIST
9 3 (0.31%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.21%) Actionable Recommendations
10 2 (0.21%) COREP
10 2 (0.21%) CRD IV
10 2 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.21%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.21%) ISO 31000
10 2 (0.21%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.21%) NCSC
System Software
1 62 (6.40%) Active Directory
2 32 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.45%) VMware NSX
4 10 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.83%) Docker
5 8 (0.83%) HDFS
6 7 (0.72%) NFS
6 7 (0.72%) vSphere
7 6 (0.62%) VMFS
7 6 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.10%) Firmware
8 1 (0.10%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.10%) SRDF
8 1 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.10%) XenApp
8 1 (0.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (1.45%) vRealize
2 10 (1.03%) SCCM
3 8 (0.83%) Puppet
4 7 (0.72%) EnCase
4 7 (0.72%) Salt
5 6 (0.62%) Kubernetes
5 6 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (0.62%) Terraform
5 6 (0.62%) vCenter Server
5 6 (0.62%) vMotion
6 5 (0.52%) Ansible
7 4 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.41%) Rancher
7 4 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.41%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 2 (0.21%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.21%) Mesos
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.10%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.10%) Kibana
Vendors
1 426 (44.01%) Microsoft
2 114 (11.78%) Oracle
3 53 (5.48%) SAP
4 32 (3.31%) VMware
5 21 (2.17%) Cisco
5 21 (2.17%) Google
5 21 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
6 16 (1.65%) Dell
7 11 (1.14%) Red Hat
8 10 (1.03%) Splunk
9 9 (0.93%) Alteryx
9 9 (0.93%) MuleSoft
9 9 (0.93%) Sybase
10 8 (0.83%) Axway
10 8 (0.83%) Northgate
11 7 (0.72%) Adobe
11 7 (0.72%) Bloomberg
11 7 (0.72%) Citrix
11 7 (0.72%) Cloudera
11 7 (0.72%) Hortonworks