Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 79 70 79
Rank change year-on-year -9 +9 -16
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 870 2,826 3,218
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.93% 3.21% 3.18%
As % of the Applications category 37.97% 38.53% 37.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 579 1,735 1,998
Median daily rate £365 £365 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.35% +2.07%
10th Percentile £131 £176 £175
90th Percentile £605 £588 £569
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £335 £333
% change year-on-year -2.99% +0.75% +2.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 216 203
Median hourly rate £20.13 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.97% -5.71% -7.89%
10th Percentile £11.07 £10.50 £9.05
90th Percentile £35.00 £41.38 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year +16.92% +1.56% -5.88%

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 2,291 7,334 8,618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.71% 8.34% 8.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,336 4,323 5,139
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £132 £148 £148
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -4.29% - +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 652 768
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +6.06% +3.13%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.80 £10.50
90th Percentile £46.91 £49.88 £41.48
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +15.15% +6.45% +3.33%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -7 795 £375 - 207
London +2 431 £425 +6.25% 60
UK excluding London -6 390 £325 -2.99% 161
South East -5 118 £408 +29.37% 40
North of England +4 101 £306 -8.58% 38
Work from Home -10 92 £323 -0.77% 21
North West +39 79 £319 -1.92% 23
Midlands +6 51 £375 +15.38% 35
South West -2 49 £300 -11.11% 15
West Midlands -1 32 £415 +33.87% 15
East of England 0 30 £310 -11.43% 20
Scotland +2 24 £263 -28.57% 8
East Midlands +23 17 £365 +12.31% 20
Yorkshire -15 17 £265 -20.90% 14
Northern Ireland -2 10 £225 -3.44% 2
Wales +40 8 £110 -70.67% 4
North East +2 5 £229 -37.76% 1

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 397 (45.63%) Microsoft
2 259 (29.77%) Finance
3 245 (28.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 228 (26.21%) SQL
5 208 (23.91%) Microsoft Office
6 185 (21.26%) Analytical Skills
7 153 (17.59%) Agile Software Development
8 142 (16.32%) Business Intelligence
8 142 (16.32%) Security Cleared
9 131 (15.06%) Project Management
10 117 (13.45%) SC Cleared
11 115 (13.22%) Data Analysis
12 113 (12.99%) Power Platform
13 111 (12.76%) Problem-Solving
14 110 (12.64%) Public Sector
15 109 (12.53%) Risk Management
15 109 (12.53%) VBA
16 107 (12.30%) Power BI
17 96 (11.03%) Decision-Making
18 94 (10.80%) Migration
19 91 (10.46%) SQL Server
20 87 (10.00%) Analytics
21 85 (9.77%) Oracle
22 82 (9.43%) Python
22 82 (9.43%) SharePoint
23 75 (8.62%) Azure
24 74 (8.51%) Banking
24 74 (8.51%) MS Visio
25 71 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
26 69 (7.93%) Degree

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 82 (9.43%) SharePoint
2 32 (3.68%) Confluence
3 14 (1.61%) WebLogic
4 10 (1.15%) SAS
5 9 (1.03%) CMS
6 7 (0.80%) Moodle
6 7 (0.80%) Mule
7 5 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (0.57%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (0.46%) JBoss
8 4 (0.46%) Jetty
8 4 (0.46%) MQSeries
8 4 (0.46%) Oracle Self-Service HR
8 4 (0.46%) Red Hat Fuse
8 4 (0.46%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.34%) Alfresco
9 3 (0.34%) Documentum
9 3 (0.34%) IIS
9 3 (0.34%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 245 (28.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 208 (23.91%) Microsoft Office
3 74 (8.51%) MS Visio
4 48 (5.52%) Microsoft Project
5 21 (2.41%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.80%) Camtasia
7 5 (0.57%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.34%) SPSS
9 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.11%) Blender
9 1 (0.11%) InDesign
9 1 (0.11%) Revit
9 1 (0.11%) Sketch
9 1 (0.11%) Stata
Business Applications
1 7 (0.80%) Northgate Housing
2 6 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.57%) SAP HCM
3 5 (0.57%) SAP HR
3 5 (0.57%) SAP S/4HANA
4 4 (0.46%) Oracle General Ledger
4 4 (0.46%) Primavera
4 4 (0.46%) SAP FI-CA
4 4 (0.46%) SAP Payroll
4 4 (0.46%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 3 (0.34%) Hyperion Planning
5 3 (0.34%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.34%) Oracle iSupplier
5 3 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.34%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 2 (0.23%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 113 (12.99%) Power Platform
2 75 (8.62%) Azure
3 31 (3.56%) AWS
4 29 (3.33%) Office 365
5 20 (2.30%) PowerApps
6 15 (1.72%) AWS Lambda
6 15 (1.72%) Azure Functions
6 15 (1.72%) Serverless
7 10 (1.15%) OneDrive
8 9 (1.03%) Google Analytics
9 8 (0.92%) SaaS
10 7 (0.80%) Lucidchart
10 7 (0.80%) OpenShift
11 6 (0.69%) PaaS
12 5 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
13 4 (0.46%) Azure Stack
13 4 (0.46%) GCP
13 4 (0.46%) Google Sheets
13 4 (0.46%) Power Automate
14 3 (0.34%) Google Docs
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.61%) DNS
2 12 (1.38%) DHCP
2 12 (1.38%) Skype
3 9 (1.03%) Network Security
4 8 (0.92%) Firewall
4 8 (0.92%) Intranet
4 8 (0.92%) WAN
5 7 (0.80%) Internet
5 7 (0.80%) Radio Access Network
6 6 (0.69%) 5G
6 6 (0.69%) VPN
7 5 (0.57%) LAN
7 5 (0.57%) VLAN
8 4 (0.46%) 3G
8 4 (0.46%) 4G
8 4 (0.46%) Ethernet
8 4 (0.46%) OpenScape
8 4 (0.46%) SSH
9 3 (0.34%) 2G
9 3 (0.34%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (12.30%) Power BI
2 91 (10.46%) SQL Server
3 33 (3.79%) Relational Database
4 32 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
4 32 (3.68%) MS Access
5 29 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 27 (3.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 22 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 15 (1.72%) Oracle Database
8 15 (1.72%) QlikView
8 15 (1.72%) Spotfire
9 14 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
10 10 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
10 10 (1.15%) Hadoop
10 10 (1.15%) MongoDB
11 9 (1.03%) MySQL
12 6 (0.69%) Azure SQL Database
12 6 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (0.69%) Pentaho
12 6 (0.69%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 55 (6.32%) JIRA
2 17 (1.95%) Git (software)
3 15 (1.72%) Cucumber
4 14 (1.61%) Jenkins
4 14 (1.61%) Visual Studio
5 13 (1.49%) Selenium
5 13 (1.49%) Subversion
5 13 (1.49%) Toad
6 9 (1.03%) JMeter
7 7 (0.80%) Postman
8 6 (0.69%) NUnit
8 6 (0.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 5 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.46%) FishEye
10 4 (0.46%) Gradle
10 4 (0.46%) Hudson
10 4 (0.46%) Mercurial
10 4 (0.46%) Poseidon for UML
10 4 (0.46%) SoapUI
10 4 (0.46%) Vagrant
General
1 259 (29.77%) Finance
2 110 (12.64%) Public Sector
3 74 (8.51%) Banking
4 50 (5.75%) Telecoms
5 36 (4.14%) Front Office
6 29 (3.33%) Local Government
7 28 (3.22%) Law
7 28 (3.22%) Marketing
8 27 (3.10%) Legal
8 27 (3.10%) Manufacturing
9 24 (2.76%) Investment Banking
10 20 (2.30%) Billing
11 16 (1.84%) Retail
12 13 (1.49%) Electronics
13 11 (1.26%) Publishing
14 10 (1.15%) Financial Institution
14 10 (1.15%) French Language
14 10 (1.15%) General Ledger
14 10 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
15 9 (1.03%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 253 (29.08%) Analyst
2 97 (11.15%) Developer
3 75 (8.62%) Data Analyst
4 60 (6.90%) Business Analyst
5 51 (5.86%) Project Manager
6 42 (4.83%) Administrator
7 35 (4.02%) Consultant
8 34 (3.91%) Coordinator
9 29 (3.33%) Junior
10 25 (2.87%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 19 (2.18%) Project Coordinator
12 17 (1.95%) Senior Developer
13 16 (1.84%) Power BI Developer
13 16 (1.84%) Python Developer
13 16 (1.84%) Risk Manager
13 16 (1.84%) Test Analyst
14 15 (1.72%) Information Manager
14 15 (1.72%) Support Engineer
14 15 (1.72%) VBA Developer
15 14 (1.61%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (4.14%) .NET
2 34 (3.91%) XML
3 31 (3.56%) HTML
4 19 (2.18%) CSS
5 16 (1.84%) JSON
6 12 (1.38%) Spring
7 11 (1.26%) jQuery
8 10 (1.15%) HTML5
8 10 (1.15%) Middleware
8 10 (1.15%) STL
9 9 (1.03%) RabbitMQ
10 8 (0.92%) AngularJS
10 8 (0.92%) WinForms
11 7 (0.80%) ASP.NET
11 7 (0.80%) RESTful
11 7 (0.80%) Web Services
11 7 (0.80%) WPF
12 6 (0.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 6 (0.69%) React
12 6 (0.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 185 (21.26%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (7.82%) Management Information System
3 26 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
4 24 (2.76%) Derivative
4 24 (2.76%) NHS
5 23 (2.64%) Fixed Income
6 20 (2.30%) User Experience
7 14 (1.61%) OTC Derivatives
8 12 (1.38%) Hedge funds
8 12 (1.38%) Virtual Team
9 10 (1.15%) CMDB
9 10 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 8 (0.92%) Freedom of Information
11 7 (0.80%) Fibre Optics
11 7 (0.80%) Learning Management System
11 7 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (0.69%) Data Centre
12 6 (0.69%) Data Structures
12 6 (0.69%) RSA SecurID
12 6 (0.69%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 68 (7.82%) Windows
2 30 (3.45%) Unix
3 23 (2.64%) Linux
4 22 (2.53%) Windows 10
5 11 (1.26%) Windows Server
6 10 (1.15%) Windows 7
7 8 (0.92%) Android
7 8 (0.92%) Apple iOS
8 6 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.57%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.46%) CentOS
10 4 (0.46%) Debian
10 4 (0.46%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.46%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.23%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2016
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (17.59%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (16.32%) Business Intelligence
3 131 (15.06%) Project Management
4 115 (13.22%) Data Analysis
5 111 (12.76%) Problem-Solving
6 109 (12.53%) Risk Management
7 96 (11.03%) Decision-Making
8 94 (10.80%) Migration
9 87 (10.00%) Analytics
10 71 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
11 61 (7.01%) Project Delivery
12 60 (6.90%) Data Modelling
13 58 (6.67%) Asset Management
13 58 (6.67%) Visualisation
14 56 (6.44%) Data Management
14 56 (6.44%) Information Management
15 54 (6.21%) PRINCE2
16 53 (6.09%) Change Management
16 53 (6.09%) Scrum
17 51 (5.86%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 228 (26.21%) SQL
2 109 (12.53%) VBA
3 82 (9.43%) Python
4 39 (4.48%) JavaScript
5 38 (4.37%) C#
6 35 (4.02%) Java
7 31 (3.56%) R
8 28 (3.22%) C++
8 28 (3.22%) T-SQL
9 26 (2.99%) VB
10 25 (2.87%) PowerShell
11 15 (1.72%) MATLAB
11 15 (1.72%) PL/SQL
12 12 (1.38%) C
13 10 (1.15%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 10 (1.15%) VB.NET
14 9 (1.03%) VBScript
15 7 (0.80%) Ruby
16 5 (0.57%) Perl
16 5 (0.57%) Scala
Qualifications
1 142 (16.32%) Security Cleared
2 117 (13.45%) SC Cleared
3 69 (7.93%) Degree
4 22 (2.53%) ISEB
5 20 (2.30%) ISTQB
6 18 (2.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 16 (1.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 16 (1.84%) PMI Certification
8 14 (1.61%) PMP
9 13 (1.49%) DV Cleared
10 9 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 5 (0.57%) ACCA
12 5 (0.57%) APMP
12 5 (0.57%) CCNA
12 5 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.46%) CIMA
13 4 (0.46%) HNC
13 4 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (0.46%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (5.98%) PMO
2 46 (5.29%) Data Quality
3 26 (2.99%) QA
4 24 (2.76%) GDPR
5 13 (1.49%) SLA
6 7 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.34%) EMIR
7 3 (0.34%) RMADS
8 2 (0.23%) Actionable Recommendations
8 2 (0.23%) GMP
8 2 (0.23%) ISO 22301
8 2 (0.23%) ISO 31000
8 2 (0.23%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.23%) MiFID
8 2 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.23%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.11%) GLP
9 1 (0.11%) IFRS
9 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 36 (4.14%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.80%) Docker
2 7 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.46%) HDFS
5 1 (0.11%) Firmware
5 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.11%) NFS
5 1 (0.11%) SRDF
5 1 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.11%) XenApp
5 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (1.26%) SCCM
2 9 (1.03%) Kubernetes
2 9 (1.03%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.46%) Puppet
3 4 (0.46%) Rancher
3 4 (0.46%) Salt
4 3 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.23%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.23%) HP ALM
5 2 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.11%) EMC TimeFinder
6 1 (0.11%) EnCase
6 1 (0.11%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.11%) Kibana
6 1 (0.11%) QRadar
6 1 (0.11%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 397 (45.63%) Microsoft
2 85 (9.77%) Oracle
3 60 (6.90%) SAP
4 33 (3.79%) Tableau
5 20 (2.30%) Bloomberg
6 18 (2.07%) Google
7 12 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
8 11 (1.26%) Alteryx
9 10 (1.15%) Cisco
10 9 (1.03%) Splunk
11 8 (0.92%) Northgate
12 7 (0.80%) Blackboard
12 7 (0.80%) VMware
13 6 (0.69%) Ariba
13 6 (0.69%) MuleSoft
13 6 (0.69%) Red Hat
13 6 (0.69%) ServiceNow
14 5 (0.57%) Huawei
14 5 (0.57%) Snow
14 5 (0.57%) Workday