Period
to 2 March 2021

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 2 March 2021 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
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 89 69 75
Rank change year-on-year -20 +6 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 1,218 2,092 3,138
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.53% 3.14% 3.20%
As % of the Applications category 36.64% 36.67% 38.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 970 1,302 1,970
Median daily rate £361 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.21% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £140 £157 £163
90th Percentile £581 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% +15.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 152 228
Median hourly rate £20.25 £19.41 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +10.89% -5.41%
10th Percentile £10.83 £11.13 £9.52
90th Percentile £42.87 £42.84 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.89 £19.31 £16.87
% change year-on-year -2.18% +14.45% +5.45%

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 3,324 5,705 8,129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.91% 8.58% 8.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,061 3,362 4,906
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £140 £136 £140
90th Percentile £575 £550 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £350
% change year-on-year - -7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 579 706
Median hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.86% +9.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £42.80 £41.13
Median hourly rate £18.95 £17.10 £15.80
% change year-on-year +10.79% +8.23% +8.97%

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 2 March 2021.

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 2 March 2021.

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 2 March 2021. 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 -14 1,060 £363 +3.57% 322
UK excluding London -1 607 £350 +7.69% 271
London -38 477 £388 -3.13% 74
Work from Home -59 247 £350 +14.29% 57
South East -2 203 £425 +37.10% 80
North of England +9 127 £220 -32.31% 69
Midlands +3 99 £350 +16.67% 47
North West +3 91 £221 -32.08% 41
East of England +21 62 £350 +40.00% 32
West Midlands -6 59 £350 +12.00% 34
South West 0 55 £425 +21.43% 20
East Midlands +24 39 £250 - 13
Scotland -14 39 £356 +1.79% 15
Wales +28 25 £250 +100.00% 6
Yorkshire -12 24 £233 -28.46% 20
North East +21 12 £123 -62.15% 8
Northern Ireland -2 1 £164 -29.46% 3

For the 6 months to 2 March 2021, 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.

1 535 (43.92%) Microsoft
2 346 (28.41%) Microsoft Office
3 341 (28.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 331 (27.18%) SQL
5 318 (26.11%) Finance
6 234 (19.21%) Analytical Skills
7 209 (17.16%) Business Intelligence
8 195 (16.01%) Agile Software Development
9 188 (15.44%) Power Platform
10 184 (15.11%) Project Management
11 181 (14.86%) Power BI
12 170 (13.96%) Security Cleared
13 162 (13.30%) MS Visio
14 157 (12.89%) Windows
15 150 (12.32%) VBA
16 145 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
17 130 (10.67%) Analytics
18 128 (10.51%) SharePoint
19 127 (10.43%) Data Analysis
19 127 (10.43%) Degree
20 115 (9.44%) Public Sector
21 108 (8.87%) Decision-Making
21 108 (8.87%) Oracle
22 100 (8.21%) SQL Server
23 99 (8.13%) SC Cleared
24 98 (8.05%) Migration
25 92 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
26 88 (7.22%) Microsoft Project
27 87 (7.14%) JIRA
28 86 (7.06%) Banking

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
1 128 (10.51%) SharePoint
2 40 (3.28%) Confluence
3 18 (1.48%) SAS
4 16 (1.31%) Skype for Business
5 11 (0.90%) Jupyter
6 10 (0.82%) CMS
7 7 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
8 6 (0.49%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.25%) Alfresco
9 3 (0.25%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.25%) Documentum
9 3 (0.25%) JBoss
9 3 (0.25%) Jetty
9 3 (0.25%) MQSeries
9 3 (0.25%) Oracle Self-Service HR
9 3 (0.25%) Red Hat Fuse
9 3 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 346 (28.41%) Microsoft Office
2 341 (28.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 162 (13.30%) MS Visio
4 88 (7.22%) Microsoft Project
5 71 (5.83%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.33%) SPSS
7 3 (0.25%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.25%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.16%) Camtasia
8 2 (0.16%) FileZilla
8 2 (0.16%) GNU Octave
8 2 (0.16%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.16%) Revit
8 2 (0.16%) Stata
9 1 (0.082%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.082%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 17 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.66%) SAP S/4HANA
4 6 (0.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 5 (0.41%) SAP HCM
6 4 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.25%) Infor M3
7 3 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.25%) SAP MM
7 3 (0.25%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle E-Business Tax
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle iSupplier
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 2 (0.16%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 2 (0.16%) PeopleSoft HRMS
8 2 (0.16%) Primavera
8 2 (0.16%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.16%) SAP PP
8 2 (0.16%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.16%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 188 (15.44%) Power Platform
2 79 (6.49%) Azure
3 72 (5.91%) Microsoft 365
4 31 (2.55%) AWS
5 17 (1.40%) PowerApps
5 17 (1.40%) SaaS
6 13 (1.07%) GCP
6 13 (1.07%) Google Analytics
6 13 (1.07%) SuccessFactors
7 11 (0.90%) IaaS
7 11 (0.90%) Power Automate
8 8 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
9 6 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (0.49%) OneDrive
10 5 (0.41%) Google Sheets
11 4 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (0.33%) Google Docs
11 4 (0.33%) Serverless
11 4 (0.33%) Yammer
12 3 (0.25%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 36 (2.96%) Firewall
2 29 (2.38%) DHCP
3 28 (2.30%) DNS
3 28 (2.30%) TCP/IP
3 28 (2.30%) VPN
4 27 (2.22%) Skype
5 24 (1.97%) WAN
6 23 (1.89%) LAN
7 19 (1.56%) Internet
8 17 (1.40%) IPsec
8 17 (1.40%) POP3
8 17 (1.40%) SMTP
8 17 (1.40%) SNMP
8 17 (1.40%) VLAN
9 13 (1.07%) Network Security
10 10 (0.82%) Wireless
11 9 (0.74%) 4G
12 8 (0.66%) Broadband
13 6 (0.49%) Intranet
13 6 (0.49%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (14.86%) Power BI
2 100 (8.21%) SQL Server
3 75 (6.16%) Tableau
4 48 (3.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 46 (3.78%) MS Access
6 36 (2.96%) Relational Database
7 33 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
8 29 (2.38%) QlikView
8 29 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 21 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
10 16 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
10 16 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 15 (1.23%) BigQuery
12 14 (1.15%) RDBMS
13 12 (0.99%) Data Mining
14 11 (0.90%) Hadoop
14 11 (0.90%) MySQL
15 10 (0.82%) Big Data
16 9 (0.74%) Oracle Database
16 9 (0.74%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 87 (7.14%) JIRA
2 17 (1.40%) Visual Studio
3 14 (1.15%) Cucumber
3 14 (1.15%) Git (software)
3 14 (1.15%) Jenkins
4 11 (0.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 10 (0.82%) Selenium
6 9 (0.74%) Toad
7 7 (0.57%) Postman
8 6 (0.49%) Gatling
8 6 (0.49%) RStudio
8 6 (0.49%) ScriptRunner
9 4 (0.33%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.33%) Eclipse
9 4 (0.33%) Gradle
9 4 (0.33%) Rational DOORS
9 4 (0.33%) Subversion
9 4 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.25%) Hudson
10 3 (0.25%) Poseidon for UML
General
1 318 (26.11%) Finance
2 115 (9.44%) Public Sector
3 86 (7.06%) Banking
4 65 (5.34%) Telecoms
5 39 (3.20%) Marketing
6 34 (2.79%) Legal
7 33 (2.71%) Retail
8 32 (2.63%) Front Office
9 24 (1.97%) Local Government
10 21 (1.72%) Investment Banking
11 19 (1.56%) Law
11 19 (1.56%) Manufacturing
12 14 (1.15%) German Language
13 11 (0.90%) Mandarin Language
13 11 (0.90%) Publishing
14 10 (0.82%) Billing
15 9 (0.74%) Games
16 8 (0.66%) Advertising
16 8 (0.66%) Financial Institution
16 8 (0.66%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 465 (38.18%) Analyst
2 149 (12.23%) Data Analyst
3 136 (11.17%) Developer
4 97 (7.96%) Business Analyst
5 66 (5.42%) Project Manager
6 51 (4.19%) Administrator
7 43 (3.53%) Coordinator
8 37 (3.04%) Consultant
8 37 (3.04%) Service Analyst
9 32 (2.63%) Service Desk Analyst
10 31 (2.55%) Support Analyst
11 30 (2.46%) Data Manager
11 30 (2.46%) Project Coordinator
11 30 (2.46%) Report Analyst
12 26 (2.13%) Excel Analyst
13 25 (2.05%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 25 (2.05%) SQL Developer
14 24 (1.97%) Business Intelligence Analyst
14 24 (1.97%) Information Analyst
14 24 (1.97%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (2.55%) XML
2 28 (2.30%) .NET
3 21 (1.72%) 802.1X
4 18 (1.48%) HTML
5 12 (0.99%) Flash
5 12 (0.99%) NumPy
5 12 (0.99%) Pandas
6 10 (0.82%) JSON
6 10 (0.82%) scikit-learn
6 10 (0.82%) SciPy
7 8 (0.66%) React
7 8 (0.66%) WinForms
8 7 (0.57%) AngularJS
8 7 (0.57%) CSS
8 7 (0.57%) MDX
8 7 (0.57%) Spring
9 6 (0.49%) .NET Framework
10 5 (0.41%) Oracle Fusion
10 5 (0.41%) RabbitMQ
10 5 (0.41%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 234 (19.21%) Analytical Skills
2 81 (6.65%) Management Information System
3 78 (6.40%) NHS
4 47 (3.86%) Self-Motivation
5 30 (2.46%) Data Structures
6 25 (2.05%) User Experience
7 21 (1.72%) Virtual Team
8 16 (1.31%) Derivative
8 16 (1.31%) Fixed Income
9 14 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
10 13 (1.07%) FMCG
11 12 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
11 12 (0.99%) Smartphone
12 10 (0.82%) Credit Risk
13 9 (0.74%) Private Cloud
14 8 (0.66%) Data Centre
14 8 (0.66%) Equities
15 7 (0.57%) Algorithms
15 7 (0.57%) Analytical Mindset
15 7 (0.57%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 157 (12.89%) Windows
2 64 (5.25%) Windows 10
3 45 (3.69%) Linux
4 41 (3.37%) Unix
5 35 (2.87%) Windows Server
6 12 (0.99%) Apple iOS
7 9 (0.74%) Android
7 9 (0.74%) Windows 7
8 6 (0.49%) Mac OS
8 6 (0.49%) Windows Server 2019
9 5 (0.41%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.33%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.25%) CentOS
11 3 (0.25%) Debian
11 3 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.25%) Windows Server 2016
12 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.082%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (17.16%) Business Intelligence
2 195 (16.01%) Agile Software Development
3 184 (15.11%) Project Management
4 145 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
5 130 (10.67%) Analytics
6 127 (10.43%) Data Analysis
7 108 (8.87%) Decision-Making
8 98 (8.05%) Migration
9 92 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
10 75 (6.16%) Data Modelling
11 73 (5.99%) Change Management
12 71 (5.83%) Visualisation
13 69 (5.67%) DevOps
13 69 (5.67%) Project Delivery
14 68 (5.58%) Data Management
15 62 (5.09%) PRINCE2
16 60 (4.93%) ITIL
17 57 (4.68%) Continuous Improvement
18 55 (4.52%) Validation
19 54 (4.43%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 331 (27.18%) SQL
2 150 (12.32%) VBA
3 72 (5.91%) Python
4 51 (4.19%) VB
5 34 (2.79%) C#
5 34 (2.79%) PowerShell
6 27 (2.22%) R
7 25 (2.05%) T-SQL
8 22 (1.81%) JavaScript
9 20 (1.64%) C
9 20 (1.64%) Java
10 17 (1.40%) PL/SQL
11 13 (1.07%) C++
12 10 (0.82%) VBScript
13 7 (0.57%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 7 (0.57%) Perl
14 6 (0.49%) Scala
14 6 (0.49%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.41%) Shell Script
16 4 (0.33%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 170 (13.96%) Security Cleared
2 127 (10.43%) Degree
3 99 (8.13%) SC Cleared
4 45 (3.69%) DV Cleared
5 32 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 20 (1.64%) ISTQB
7 19 (1.56%) CCNP
7 19 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
9 17 (1.40%) CCNA
9 17 (1.40%) PMI Certification
10 16 (1.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 15 (1.23%) ISEB
11 15 (1.23%) PMP
12 12 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
14 9 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 8 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 7 (0.57%) HNC
16 7 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (5.67%) PMO
2 58 (4.76%) Data Quality
3 49 (4.02%) QA
4 37 (3.04%) GDPR
5 33 (2.71%) SLA
6 10 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 17025
7 8 (0.66%) MiFID
8 7 (0.57%) IFRS
8 7 (0.57%) NIST
9 6 (0.49%) EMIR
10 5 (0.41%) Basel III
11 4 (0.33%) COREP
11 4 (0.33%) ISO 9000
12 3 (0.25%) CRD IV
12 3 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
12 3 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
12 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 2 (0.16%) Basel II
13 2 (0.16%) PCI DSS
13 2 (0.16%) Solvency II
System Software
1 79 (6.49%) Active Directory
2 43 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.23%) VMware NSX
4 8 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (0.57%) vSphere
6 6 (0.49%) HDFS
6 6 (0.49%) NFS
6 6 (0.49%) VMFS
6 6 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.33%) Docker
8 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.082%) SRDF
9 1 (0.082%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.082%) XenApp
9 1 (0.082%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (1.48%) Ansible
2 14 (1.15%) vRealize
3 8 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (0.66%) SCCM
4 6 (0.49%) EnCase
4 6 (0.49%) Terraform
4 6 (0.49%) vCenter Server
4 6 (0.49%) vMotion
5 5 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (0.33%) HP ALM
6 4 (0.33%) Puppet
6 4 (0.33%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 3 (0.25%) Salt
7 3 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.16%) Jamf Pro
8 2 (0.16%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.16%) Mesos
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.082%) Control-M
9 1 (0.082%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 535 (43.92%) Microsoft
2 108 (8.87%) Oracle
3 58 (4.76%) SAP
4 43 (3.53%) VMware
5 34 (2.79%) Cisco
6 29 (2.38%) Google
7 27 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
8 19 (1.56%) Citrix
9 16 (1.31%) Alteryx
9 16 (1.31%) Dell
10 12 (0.99%) Adobe
11 10 (0.82%) Dataiku
11 10 (0.82%) Huawei
12 8 (0.66%) Ericsson
12 8 (0.66%) HP
12 8 (0.66%) Nokia
12 8 (0.66%) ServiceNow
13 7 (0.57%) Informatica
13 7 (0.57%) Palo Alto
13 7 (0.57%) Remedy