Period
to 21 August 2017

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 21 August 2017 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
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 57 39
Rank change year-on-year -1 -18 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 3413 3954 5192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.56% 3.65% 4.57%
As % of the Applications category 40.60% 39.31% 42.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2019 2462 3142
UK median daily rate £363 £343 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.84% -2.14% +6.06%
10th Percentile £163 £163 £180
90th Percentile £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 291 350
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £14.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.15% +13.75% -17.11%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £9.48
90th Percentile £44.61 £33.75 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +18.52% -15.63%

Microsoft Excel is in the software application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 8406 10058 12194
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.77% 9.27% 10.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4917 5959 6888
UK median daily rate £355 £338 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.19% - +3.85%
10th Percentile £150 £150 £155
90th Percentile £550 £525 £531
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +3.13% -1.54% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 686 898 1179
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% -3.23%
10th Percentile £10.05 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £42.51 £38.75 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79% -3.33%

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 21 August 2017.

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 21 August 2017.

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 21 August 2017. 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 0 3199 £370 +5.71% 385
UK excluding London -5 1795 £325 +4.00% 246
London -12 1558 £425 +12.51% 150
South East +4 724 £325 - 80
North of England +7 321 £313 -3.85% 56
Midlands +7 281 £340 +15.25% 43
West Midlands +4 187 £325 +13.04% 25
East of England -11 169 £300 -14.29% 30
Scotland 0 151 £350 +16.67% 9
North West -6 149 £350 +9.38% 35
Yorkshire +5 145 £275 -18.52% 18
South West -34 131 £301 +1.26% 24
East Midlands 0 90 £400 +33.33% 18
North East +27 27 £325 +30.00% 3
Wales +1 18 £305 +3.74% 2
Northern Ireland -51 14 £178 -36.61% 2

For the 6 months to 21 August 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Excel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 1297 (38.00%) Microsoft
2 1148 (33.64%) Finance
3 1114 (32.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 888 (26.02%) SQL
5 849 (24.88%) Microsoft Office
6 683 (20.01%) Analytical Skills
7 591 (17.32%) Project Management
8 536 (15.70%) VBA
9 511 (14.97%) MS Visio
10 423 (12.39%) Agile Software Development
11 412 (12.07%) Banking
12 402 (11.78%) SQL Server
13 394 (11.54%) Microsoft Project
14 389 (11.40%) Data Analysis
15 362 (10.61%) Business Intelligence
16 346 (10.14%) Degree
16 346 (10.14%) PMO
17 345 (10.11%) SharePoint
18 325 (9.52%) Windows
19 312 (9.14%) Stakeholder Management
20 299 (8.76%) Analytics
21 266 (7.79%) Migration
22 265 (7.76%) Oracle
23 239 (7.00%) PRINCE2
24 228 (6.68%) C#
24 228 (6.68%) Security Cleared
25 224 (6.56%) SAP
26 218 (6.39%) ITIL
26 218 (6.39%) Telecoms
27 205 (6.01%) 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
1 345 (10.11%) SharePoint
2 127 (3.72%) SAS
3 53 (1.55%) CMS
4 30 (0.88%) Confluence
5 27 (0.79%) MS Project Server
6 24 (0.70%) MS Exchange
7 19 (0.56%) IIS
8 18 (0.53%) CICS
9 16 (0.47%) MQSeries
10 15 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
11 14 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
12 11 (0.32%) Documentum
12 11 (0.32%) IBM Notes
12 11 (0.32%) WebSphere
13 9 (0.26%) Skype for Business
14 7 (0.21%) ArcGIS
15 6 (0.18%) Apache
15 6 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
16 5 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
16 5 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1114 (32.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 849 (24.88%) Microsoft Office
3 511 (14.97%) MS Visio
4 394 (11.54%) Microsoft Project
5 184 (5.39%) Spreadsheet
6 27 (0.79%) SPSS
7 14 (0.41%) InfoPath
8 13 (0.38%) Stata
9 12 (0.35%) Photoshop
10 10 (0.29%) AutoCAD
11 4 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
11 4 (0.12%) S-PLUS
11 4 (0.12%) UserZoom
12 3 (0.088%) Acrobat
12 3 (0.088%) Adobe Captivate
12 3 (0.088%) InDesign
13 2 (0.059%) EViews
13 2 (0.059%) Open Workbench
13 2 (0.059%) Revit
13 2 (0.059%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 34 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.82%) Primavera
3 17 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
4 15 (0.44%) Markit EDM
5 14 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
5 14 (0.41%) WebTrends
6 13 (0.38%) Cognos Controller
6 13 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
7 11 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
8 10 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
8 10 (0.29%) SAP FI
8 10 (0.29%) SAP GRC
8 10 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
9 9 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
10 8 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
10 8 (0.23%) SAP IS-U
11 7 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 7 (0.21%) Eloqua
11 7 (0.21%) Maximo
11 7 (0.21%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 98 (2.87%) Office 365
2 36 (1.05%) Google Analytics
2 36 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (0.44%) G Suite
5 14 (0.41%) Adobe Analytics
5 14 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (0.29%) AdWords
6 10 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
6 10 (0.29%) Google Drive
7 8 (0.23%) SaaS
7 8 (0.23%) Silverpop
7 8 (0.23%) Yammer
8 7 (0.21%) Google Tag Manager
9 6 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
10 5 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.15%) GitHub
10 5 (0.15%) IaaS
10 5 (0.15%) IBM Blueworks
11 4 (0.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (1.52%) Firewall
1 52 (1.52%) Internet
2 50 (1.46%) WAN
3 48 (1.41%) LAN
4 36 (1.05%) VPN
5 31 (0.91%) TCP/IP
6 26 (0.76%) Cisco IOS
6 26 (0.76%) SSL
7 22 (0.64%) BGP
8 20 (0.59%) Kerberos
9 19 (0.56%) VoIP
10 18 (0.53%) DNS
10 18 (0.53%) HTTP
11 17 (0.50%) Intranet
11 17 (0.50%) SSH
12 16 (0.47%) DHCP
12 16 (0.47%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 16 (0.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 16 (0.47%) Skype
12 16 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 402 (11.78%) SQL Server
2 175 (5.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 159 (4.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 129 (3.78%) MS Access
5 119 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
6 111 (3.25%) Power BI
7 93 (2.72%) Relational Database
8 86 (2.52%) BusinessObjects
9 77 (2.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 55 (1.61%) QlikView
11 47 (1.38%) Big Data
12 46 (1.35%) Data Mining
13 45 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
14 43 (1.26%) PowerPivot
15 41 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
16 39 (1.14%) SAS Enterprise Guide
17 35 (1.03%) Oracle Database
18 33 (0.97%) DB2
19 32 (0.94%) OLAP
20 31 (0.91%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 93 (2.72%) JIRA
2 29 (0.85%) Visual Studio
3 27 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 26 (0.76%) Selenium
5 19 (0.56%) Cucumber
6 13 (0.38%) Toad
7 12 (0.35%) SpecFlow
8 10 (0.29%) Subversion
9 9 (0.26%) Jenkins
9 9 (0.26%) Maven
9 9 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 8 (0.23%) Git (software)
10 8 (0.23%) ProC
11 7 (0.21%) ERwin
11 7 (0.21%) Oracle APEX
12 6 (0.18%) Eclipse
12 6 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
13 5 (0.15%) Ant
13 5 (0.15%) JMeter
13 5 (0.15%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1148 (33.64%) Finance
2 412 (12.07%) Banking
3 218 (6.39%) Telecoms
4 179 (5.24%) Marketing
5 163 (4.78%) Retail
6 145 (4.25%) Front Office
7 117 (3.43%) Investment Banking
8 107 (3.14%) Legal
9 81 (2.37%) Manufacturing
10 41 (1.20%) Back Office
10 41 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
11 39 (1.14%) Billing
11 39 (1.14%) Financial Institution
12 37 (1.08%) Electronics
12 37 (1.08%) Retail Banking
13 36 (1.05%) Advertising
14 31 (0.91%) Law
15 27 (0.79%) Publishing
16 24 (0.70%) Mandarin Language
17 23 (0.67%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1324 (38.79%) Analyst
2 448 (13.13%) Developer
3 362 (10.61%) Data Analyst
4 294 (8.61%) Business Analyst
5 201 (5.89%) Project Manager
6 145 (4.25%) Coordinator
7 144 (4.22%) Consultant
8 128 (3.75%) Administrator
9 119 (3.49%) Excel Analyst
10 111 (3.25%) PMO Analyst
10 111 (3.25%) Project Coordinator
11 100 (2.93%) SQL Analyst
12 90 (2.64%) Report Analyst
13 88 (2.58%) C# Developer
14 84 (2.46%) SQL Developer
15 79 (2.31%) Junior
16 76 (2.23%) VBA Developer
17 68 (1.99%) Support Analyst
18 67 (1.96%) Excel Developer
19 66 (1.93%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 193 (5.65%) .NET
2 109 (3.19%) XML
3 79 (2.31%) HTML
4 61 (1.79%) Web Services
5 45 (1.32%) CSS
6 30 (0.88%) Middleware
7 29 (0.85%) .NET Framework
7 29 (0.85%) REST
8 28 (0.82%) ASP.NET
9 25 (0.73%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 25 (0.73%) STL
10 23 (0.67%) MDX
11 21 (0.62%) jQuery
12 18 (0.53%) WCF
12 18 (0.53%) WinForms
13 17 (0.50%) ISPF
13 17 (0.50%) SOAP
14 16 (0.47%) D3.js
15 15 (0.44%) HTML5
15 15 (0.44%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 683 (20.01%) Analytical Skills
2 205 (6.01%) Management Information System
3 81 (2.37%) Derivative
3 81 (2.37%) Fixed Income
4 80 (2.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 58 (1.70%) Data Centre
6 56 (1.64%) Computer Science
7 51 (1.49%) NHS
8 47 (1.38%) Virtual Team
9 42 (1.23%) Credit Risk
10 40 (1.17%) Data Protection Act
10 40 (1.17%) Data Structures
11 38 (1.11%) Hedge funds
12 36 (1.05%) Equities
13 33 (0.97%) PMI
14 32 (0.94%) Mainframe
15 29 (0.85%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 27 (0.79%) Market Risk
17 25 (0.73%) Swaptions
17 25 (0.73%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 325 (9.52%) Windows
2 93 (2.72%) Unix
3 76 (2.23%) Linux
4 74 (2.17%) Windows 7
5 61 (1.79%) Windows Server
6 59 (1.73%) Windows 10
7 34 (1.00%) Android
8 29 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 26 (0.76%) Apple iOS
10 23 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
11 19 (0.56%) zOS
12 14 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (0.38%) Mac OS
14 9 (0.26%) Solaris
14 9 (0.26%) SUSE
15 8 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 8 (0.23%) Windows 8
16 6 (0.18%) AIX
17 5 (0.15%) Windows XP
18 4 (0.12%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 591 (17.32%) Project Management
2 423 (12.39%) Agile Software Development
3 389 (11.40%) Data Analysis
4 362 (10.61%) Business Intelligence
5 312 (9.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 299 (8.76%) Analytics
7 266 (7.79%) Migration
8 239 (7.00%) PRINCE2
9 218 (6.39%) ITIL
10 160 (4.69%) Data Modelling
10 160 (4.69%) Risk Management
11 152 (4.45%) Business Analysis
12 149 (4.37%) Programme Management
13 148 (4.34%) Change Management
14 141 (4.13%) ERP
15 134 (3.93%) CRM
16 132 (3.87%) Asset Management
17 127 (3.72%) Service Management
18 125 (3.66%) Data Management
19 123 (3.60%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 888 (26.02%) SQL
2 536 (15.70%) VBA
3 228 (6.68%) C#
4 121 (3.55%) T-SQL
5 110 (3.22%) Python
6 106 (3.11%) VB
7 78 (2.29%) JavaScript
8 74 (2.17%) Java
9 72 (2.11%) R
10 71 (2.08%) C++
11 52 (1.52%) C
11 52 (1.52%) PowerShell
12 47 (1.38%) Perl
13 45 (1.32%) VB.NET
14 33 (0.97%) PL/SQL
15 32 (0.94%) Shell Script
15 32 (0.94%) VBScript
16 22 (0.64%) SAS Macro
17 21 (0.62%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 21 (0.62%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 346 (10.14%) Degree
2 228 (6.68%) Security Cleared
3 162 (4.75%) SC Cleared
4 59 (1.73%) PMI Certification
5 52 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
6 39 (1.14%) PMP
7 36 (1.05%) CCNP
8 34 (1.00%) DV Cleared
9 30 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 28 (0.82%) Numerate Degree
11 25 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
11 25 (0.73%) ISEB
11 25 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
12 23 (0.67%) CISSP
13 22 (0.64%) CCNA
13 22 (0.64%) CIMA
14 21 (0.62%) ISTQB
14 21 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 21 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 20 (0.59%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 346 (10.14%) PMO
2 129 (3.78%) QA
3 128 (3.75%) Data Quality
4 79 (2.31%) SLA
5 31 (0.91%) MiFID
6 28 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
7 25 (0.73%) GDPR
8 24 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 14 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 13 (0.38%) Basel II
10 13 (0.38%) Solvency II
11 12 (0.35%) COBIT
11 12 (0.35%) P3O
12 9 (0.26%) IFRS
12 9 (0.26%) ISO 9001
13 8 (0.23%) Actionable Recommendations
13 8 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
13 8 (0.23%) IFRS 9
13 8 (0.23%) PCI DSS
14 6 (0.18%) Basel III
System Software
1 103 (3.02%) Active Directory
2 23 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (0.50%) Time Sharing Option
4 16 (0.47%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 16 (0.47%) RACF
5 11 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (0.29%) Hyper-V
7 8 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (0.15%) Firmware
9 4 (0.12%) vSphere
10 2 (0.059%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.029%) Docker
11 1 (0.029%) HDFS
11 1 (0.029%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.029%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.029%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 32 (0.94%) SCCM
2 19 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
3 18 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 16 (0.47%) zSecure
5 13 (0.38%) FortiGate
6 9 (0.26%) DatAdvantage
7 7 (0.21%) SCOM
8 6 (0.18%) BladeLogic
8 6 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
8 6 (0.18%) Control-M
8 6 (0.18%) HP UCMDB
8 6 (0.18%) OPNET
9 5 (0.15%) AppDNA
9 5 (0.15%) SCVMM
10 4 (0.12%) AirWatch
10 4 (0.12%) Aspera SmartTrack
10 4 (0.12%) CA Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.12%) Puppet
11 3 (0.088%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1297 (38.00%) Microsoft
2 265 (7.76%) Oracle
3 224 (6.56%) SAP
4 107 (3.14%) Tableau
5 94 (2.75%) Cisco
6 76 (2.23%) Google
7 70 (2.05%) IBM
8 69 (2.02%) HP
9 56 (1.64%) Remedy
10 54 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
11 50 (1.46%) Cognos
12 44 (1.29%) Bloomberg
13 43 (1.26%) Sybase
14 42 (1.23%) Citrix
15 36 (1.05%) ServiceNow
16 35 (1.03%) Adobe
17 33 (0.97%) Workday
18 29 (0.85%) VMware
19 26 (0.76%) CA
19 26 (0.76%) Reuters