Period
to 14 November 2019

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 14 November 2019 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
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 70 73 64
Rank change year-on-year +3 -9 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 2,750 3,434 3,611
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.27% 3.29% 3.50%
As % of the Applications category 38.28% 38.75% 39.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,621 2,073 2,205
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.45% +6.62%
10th Percentile £175 £175 £163
90th Percentile £588 £575 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.85% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 237 243
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -12.16% +5.71%
10th Percentile £10.63 £9.15 £11.25
90th Percentile £40.63 £36.50 £38.26
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +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 7,183 8,861 9,163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.53% 8.49% 8.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,216 5,225 5,582
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +3.70%
10th Percentile £143 £145 £143
90th Percentile £550 £550 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £329
% change year-on-year - +6.46% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 677 803 737
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +3.23% -4.62%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.27 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.59 £40.25 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.30 £14.50
% change year-on-year +14.38% +5.52% -8.82%

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 14 November 2019.

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 14 November 2019.

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 14 November 2019. 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 2,545 £375 - 782
UK excluding London +8 1,549 £338 - 597
London -2 1,133 £413 -2.94% 214
South East +7 572 £330 -9.59% 179
North of England +14 318 £329 +1.15% 134
South West +12 190 £375 +0.67% 78
Midlands -3 174 £300 -1.64% 98
North West +25 173 £325 -0.76% 87
East of England +11 147 £313 -10.07% 82
West Midlands -3 114 £300 -7.69% 58
Scotland -14 106 £383 +19.53% 16
Yorkshire -8 105 £338 +3.85% 33
East Midlands -12 59 £325 +16.07% 39
North East +6 40 £375 +20.97% 14
Northern Ireland +14 30 £233 -22.50% 1
Wales 0 11 £331 -1.12% 11
Channel Islands -2 3 £385 - 1

For the 6 months to 14 November 2019, 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 1,162 (42.25%) Microsoft
2 935 (34.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 853 (31.02%) Finance
4 795 (28.91%) Microsoft Office
5 725 (26.36%) SQL
6 616 (22.40%) Analytical Skills
7 468 (17.02%) Project Management
8 431 (15.67%) Business Intelligence
9 420 (15.27%) Agile Software Development
10 346 (12.58%) SQL Server
11 344 (12.51%) Problem-Solving
12 326 (11.85%) SharePoint
13 319 (11.60%) Power Platform
14 318 (11.56%) Data Analysis
15 311 (11.31%) Power BI
16 301 (10.95%) Stakeholder Management
17 296 (10.76%) MS Visio
18 291 (10.58%) Windows
19 290 (10.55%) VBA
20 274 (9.96%) Analytics
21 267 (9.71%) Degree
22 261 (9.49%) Microsoft Project
23 254 (9.24%) Security Cleared
24 251 (9.13%) PMO
25 236 (8.58%) Oracle
26 229 (8.33%) Migration
27 205 (7.45%) Change Management
28 204 (7.42%) Visualisation
29 199 (7.24%) Tableau
30 193 (7.02%) SAP

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
1 326 (11.85%) SharePoint
2 74 (2.69%) Confluence
3 53 (1.93%) SAS
4 44 (1.60%) Skype for Business
5 28 (1.02%) CMS
6 24 (0.87%) Apache Spark
7 20 (0.73%) MS Exchange
8 17 (0.62%) IIS
9 10 (0.36%) Moodle
10 9 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
11 8 (0.29%) Apache
12 7 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
12 7 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
12 7 (0.25%) Jupyter
12 7 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
13 6 (0.22%) Documentum
13 6 (0.22%) Drupal
14 5 (0.18%) Captiva
14 5 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
15 4 (0.15%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 935 (34.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 795 (28.91%) Microsoft Office
3 296 (10.76%) MS Visio
4 261 (9.49%) Microsoft Project
5 132 (4.80%) Spreadsheet
6 19 (0.69%) SPSS
7 13 (0.47%) Photoshop
8 10 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
9 9 (0.33%) Open Workbench
9 9 (0.33%) XMetaL
10 7 (0.25%) Acrobat
10 7 (0.25%) AutoCAD
11 4 (0.15%) Stata
12 3 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
12 3 (0.11%) InfoPath
12 3 (0.11%) Lectora
12 3 (0.11%) Snagit
12 3 (0.11%) Windchill
13 2 (0.073%) InDesign
13 2 (0.073%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 30 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
3 15 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
4 14 (0.51%) Oracle Receivables
4 14 (0.51%) SAP ERP
5 13 (0.47%) SAP HCM
5 13 (0.47%) SAP S/4HANA
6 12 (0.44%) Eloqua
6 12 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 11 (0.40%) Oracle TCA
8 10 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
8 10 (0.36%) SAP Payroll
9 8 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
9 8 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
9 8 (0.29%) SAP HR
10 7 (0.25%) Oracle CRM
10 7 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
10 7 (0.25%) Primavera
11 6 (0.22%) Misys Opics
12 5 (0.18%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 319 (11.60%) Power Platform
2 156 (5.67%) Office 365
3 127 (4.62%) Azure
4 88 (3.20%) AWS
5 37 (1.35%) Google Sheets
6 30 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
7 23 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
7 23 (0.84%) SaaS
8 22 (0.80%) OneDrive
8 22 (0.80%) SuccessFactors
9 19 (0.69%) GCP
10 18 (0.65%) PowerApps
11 17 (0.62%) Adobe Analytics
11 17 (0.62%) Azure Data Factory
12 16 (0.58%) GitHub
13 14 (0.51%) Google Analytics
14 12 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
14 12 (0.44%) Azure Functions
14 12 (0.44%) Serverless
15 11 (0.40%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 53 (1.93%) Internet
2 52 (1.89%) Skype
3 28 (1.02%) WAN
4 26 (0.95%) Firewall
4 26 (0.95%) LAN
4 26 (0.95%) VPN
5 23 (0.84%) SAN
6 21 (0.76%) WebEx
7 20 (0.73%) DNS
8 19 (0.69%) Intranet
8 19 (0.69%) Wireless
9 17 (0.62%) DHCP
10 15 (0.55%) Remote Desktop
10 15 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
11 13 (0.47%) Ethernet
11 13 (0.47%) Radio Access Network
12 12 (0.44%) TCP/IP
13 11 (0.40%) HTTP
13 11 (0.40%) VLAN
13 11 (0.40%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 346 (12.58%) SQL Server
2 311 (11.31%) Power BI
3 142 (5.16%) Data Warehouse
4 131 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 128 (4.65%) MS Access
6 114 (4.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 84 (3.05%) Relational Database
8 75 (2.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 61 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
10 60 (2.18%) QlikView
11 48 (1.75%) Big Data
12 32 (1.16%) Oracle Database
13 31 (1.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 30 (1.09%) Data Mining
15 29 (1.05%) PowerPivot
16 28 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
17 25 (0.91%) OLAP
18 24 (0.87%) Hadoop
19 23 (0.84%) Crystal Reports
19 23 (0.84%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 147 (5.35%) JIRA
2 25 (0.91%) Visual Studio
3 22 (0.80%) Selenium
4 21 (0.76%) Git (software)
4 21 (0.76%) Jenkins
5 20 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (0.69%) Cucumber
7 15 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 13 (0.47%) Gatling
9 11 (0.40%) Subversion
10 10 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
11 8 (0.29%) Rational DOORS
12 7 (0.25%) Visual Studio Team System
13 6 (0.22%) Dreamweaver
13 6 (0.22%) Eclipse
13 6 (0.22%) Rational Rhapsody
13 6 (0.22%) TeamCity
14 5 (0.18%) IBM UrbanCode
14 5 (0.18%) Octopus Deploy
14 5 (0.18%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 853 (31.02%) Finance
2 189 (6.87%) Banking
3 179 (6.51%) Public Sector
4 166 (6.04%) Telecoms
5 118 (4.29%) Marketing
6 100 (3.64%) Retail
7 81 (2.95%) Legal
8 67 (2.44%) Front Office
9 44 (1.60%) Investment Banking
10 42 (1.53%) Manufacturing
11 33 (1.20%) Billing
12 28 (1.02%) Law
13 23 (0.84%) Financial Institution
14 21 (0.76%) German Language
15 20 (0.73%) Back Office
15 20 (0.73%) Local Government
16 19 (0.69%) Advertising
17 18 (0.65%) General Ledger
17 18 (0.65%) Military
18 16 (0.58%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1,067 (38.80%) Analyst
2 356 (12.95%) Data Analyst
3 340 (12.36%) Developer
4 227 (8.25%) Business Analyst
5 158 (5.75%) Coordinator
6 121 (4.40%) Project Manager
7 111 (4.04%) Administrator
8 101 (3.67%) Consultant
9 89 (3.24%) Project Coordinator
10 80 (2.91%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 78 (2.84%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 78 (2.84%) SQL Developer
12 69 (2.51%) PMO Analyst
13 68 (2.47%) Financial Analyst
14 66 (2.40%) Junior
15 58 (2.11%) Service Analyst
16 57 (2.07%) Excel Analyst
17 53 (1.93%) SQL Analyst
18 52 (1.89%) VBA Developer
19 47 (1.71%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (4.44%) .NET
2 73 (2.65%) XML
3 63 (2.29%) HTML
4 41 (1.49%) Web Services
5 40 (1.45%) CSS
6 37 (1.35%) ASP.NET
7 26 (0.95%) MDX
8 25 (0.91%) WinForms
9 20 (0.73%) Middleware
10 18 (0.65%) WPF
11 17 (0.62%) jQuery
11 17 (0.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 16 (0.58%) .NET Framework
13 15 (0.55%) AngularJS
14 13 (0.47%) React
15 11 (0.40%) HTML5
15 11 (0.40%) JSON
16 9 (0.33%) SAP Fiori
17 7 (0.25%) Kafka
17 7 (0.25%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 616 (22.40%) Analytical Skills
2 156 (5.67%) Management Information System
3 150 (5.45%) Self-Motivation
4 44 (1.60%) NHS
5 39 (1.42%) User Experience
6 31 (1.13%) Data Structures
7 30 (1.09%) Data Centre
8 28 (1.02%) Derivative
9 24 (0.87%) Analytical Mindset
9 24 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
10 23 (0.84%) Algorithms
10 23 (0.84%) Virtual Team
11 22 (0.80%) Public Cloud
12 21 (0.76%) PMI
13 20 (0.73%) Blackberry
13 20 (0.73%) CMDB
14 18 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 15 (0.55%) Equities
15 15 (0.55%) FMCG
16 13 (0.47%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 291 (10.58%) Windows
2 141 (5.13%) Windows 10
3 55 (2.00%) Windows 7
4 49 (1.78%) Linux
5 48 (1.75%) Windows Server
6 47 (1.71%) Apple iOS
7 44 (1.60%) Unix
8 22 (0.80%) Android
9 19 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (0.51%) Windows XP
11 12 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (0.40%) Windows Vista
13 10 (0.36%) Windows 8
14 9 (0.33%) Windows 2000
15 8 (0.29%) Mac OS
16 7 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 7 (0.25%) Ubuntu
17 6 (0.22%) Mac OS X
18 5 (0.18%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 468 (17.02%) Project Management
2 431 (15.67%) Business Intelligence
3 420 (15.27%) Agile Software Development
4 344 (12.51%) Problem-Solving
5 318 (11.56%) Data Analysis
6 301 (10.95%) Stakeholder Management
7 274 (9.96%) Analytics
8 229 (8.33%) Migration
9 205 (7.45%) Change Management
10 204 (7.42%) Visualisation
11 187 (6.80%) PRINCE2
12 168 (6.11%) ETL
13 166 (6.04%) Project Delivery
14 164 (5.96%) ITIL
15 134 (4.87%) Decision-Making
16 124 (4.51%) Business Analysis
17 123 (4.47%) Data Modelling
18 121 (4.40%) Time Management
19 115 (4.18%) Data Management
20 114 (4.15%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 725 (26.36%) SQL
2 290 (10.55%) VBA
3 137 (4.98%) Python
4 123 (4.47%) C#
5 115 (4.18%) T-SQL
6 84 (3.05%) JavaScript
7 80 (2.91%) PowerShell
8 64 (2.33%) VB
9 55 (2.00%) R
10 53 (1.93%) C
11 45 (1.64%) Java
12 42 (1.53%) VB.NET
13 38 (1.38%) C++
13 38 (1.38%) PL/SQL
14 25 (0.91%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 17 (0.62%) MATLAB
16 16 (0.58%) VBScript
17 12 (0.44%) Scala
18 11 (0.40%) PHP
19 9 (0.33%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 267 (9.71%) Degree
2 254 (9.24%) Security Cleared
3 191 (6.95%) SC Cleared
4 61 (2.22%) PMI Certification
5 55 (2.00%) ISEB
6 49 (1.78%) PMP
7 31 (1.13%) ISTQB
8 30 (1.09%) CIMA
9 25 (0.91%) DV Cleared
10 23 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
10 23 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
11 22 (0.80%) ACCA
11 22 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 18 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
13 17 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
13 17 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 16 (0.58%) CCNA
15 15 (0.55%) CISSP
15 15 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 14 (0.51%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 251 (9.13%) PMO
2 125 (4.55%) Data Quality
3 120 (4.36%) QA
4 72 (2.62%) SLA
5 38 (1.38%) GDPR
6 22 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 15 (0.55%) IFRS
8 14 (0.51%) ISO 9001
8 14 (0.51%) PCI DSS
9 10 (0.36%) P3O
10 8 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
10 8 (0.29%) Solvency II
11 7 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 7 (0.25%) MiFID
12 5 (0.18%) Def Stans
13 4 (0.15%) ITGC
13 4 (0.15%) NIST
14 3 (0.11%) GxP
14 3 (0.11%) JSP 440
14 3 (0.11%) PMBOK
System Software
1 103 (3.75%) Active Directory
2 17 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (0.22%) HDFS
4 6 (0.22%) XenApp
5 5 (0.18%) Firmware
5 5 (0.18%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.11%) vSphere
8 2 (0.073%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.073%) NDS
8 2 (0.073%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 2 (0.073%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.036%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.036%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.036%) NFS
9 1 (0.036%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.036%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.036%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 38 (1.38%) SCCM
2 18 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 14 (0.51%) HP ALM
4 11 (0.40%) Puppet
5 10 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 9 (0.33%) Control-M
7 7 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (0.25%) ServiceCenter
8 6 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
8 6 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (0.15%) Salt
11 3 (0.11%) AirWatch
11 3 (0.11%) Cisco CUCM
11 3 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.11%) vCenter Server
12 2 (0.073%) CSIRT
12 2 (0.073%) IBM Guardium
12 2 (0.073%) QRadar
12 2 (0.073%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 1,162 (42.25%) Microsoft
2 236 (8.58%) Oracle
3 199 (7.24%) Tableau
4 193 (7.02%) SAP
5 86 (3.13%) Google
6 66 (2.40%) ServiceNow
7 64 (2.33%) Remedy
8 50 (1.82%) Adobe
8 50 (1.82%) IBM
9 46 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
10 38 (1.38%) HP
11 37 (1.35%) Cisco
12 35 (1.27%) Dell
13 32 (1.16%) Cognos
14 25 (0.91%) Cloudera
14 25 (0.91%) VMware
15 24 (0.87%) Citrix
16 21 (0.76%) Workday
17 19 (0.69%) Ariba
18 17 (0.62%) Informatica