Period
to 23 May 2018

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 May 2018 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 57 49
Rank change year-on-year -11 -8 -13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 3,424 3,177 4,074
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.40% 3.52% 3.86%
As % of the Applications category 39.11% 39.93% 40.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,191 1,921 2,558
UK median daily rate £363 £350 £342
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +2.34% -2.29%
10th Percentile £163 £163 £163
90th Percentile £563 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 190 267
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £17.64 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.58% +10.22% -3.03%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.77 £10.00
90th Percentile £39.70 £43.75 £36.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £15.26
% change year-on-year - +14.68% -0.99%

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 8,755 7,956 10,060
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.69% 8.82% 9.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,288 4,629 6,030
UK median daily rate £363 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +3.55% +1.65%
10th Percentile £145 £145 £155
90th Percentile £550 £538 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.85% - +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 763 723 891
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -0.62% +7.33%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £38.75 £43.75 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.09
% change year-on-year - -6.77% +14.93%

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 23 May 2018.

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 23 May 2018.

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 23 May 2018. 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 -8 3,173 £375 +7.14% 737
UK excluding London -7 1,761 £325 - 537
London -2 1,618 £405 +1.25% 239
South East -14 645 £339 +2.80% 149
North of England +4 363 £300 -11.37% 127
Midlands -30 222 £340 +4.62% 99
East of England 0 186 £300 +0.08% 62
North West -11 172 £300 -6.98% 73
Scotland -18 155 £290 -3.33% 27
West Midlands -27 152 £340 +8.80% 54
Yorkshire +8 144 £288 -16.52% 42
South West +8 134 £308 +2.67% 61
East Midlands -9 70 £300 -17.24% 45
North East +18 50 £400 +14.29% 12
Wales +16 40 £275 -24.14% 10
Northern Ireland +16 22 £375 +17.19% 2

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, 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 1,299 (37.94%) Microsoft
2 1,238 (36.16%) Finance
3 1,151 (33.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 886 (25.88%) SQL
5 850 (24.82%) Microsoft Office
6 659 (19.25%) Analytical Skills
7 636 (18.57%) Project Management
8 552 (16.12%) VBA
9 480 (14.02%) MS Visio
10 472 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
11 443 (12.94%) SQL Server
12 402 (11.74%) Microsoft Project
13 401 (11.71%) Problem-Solving
14 374 (10.92%) Degree
15 373 (10.89%) PMO
16 367 (10.72%) Data Analysis
17 366 (10.69%) SharePoint
18 364 (10.63%) Business Intelligence
19 359 (10.48%) Stakeholder Management
20 333 (9.73%) Banking
21 322 (9.40%) Analytics
22 307 (8.97%) Windows
23 293 (8.56%) Oracle
24 272 (7.94%) Migration
25 258 (7.54%) PRINCE2
26 254 (7.42%) SAP
27 230 (6.72%) Business Analysis
28 221 (6.45%) ITIL
29 215 (6.28%) Change Management
29 215 (6.28%) 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
1 366 (10.69%) SharePoint
2 100 (2.92%) SAS
3 50 (1.46%) Confluence
4 41 (1.20%) Skype for Business
5 37 (1.08%) MS Exchange
6 30 (0.88%) IIS
7 21 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
8 19 (0.55%) IBM Notes
9 16 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
9 16 (0.47%) Tomcat
10 15 (0.44%) CMS
11 14 (0.41%) Apache
12 13 (0.38%) WebSphere
13 10 (0.29%) Apache Spark
13 10 (0.29%) MS Project Server
14 9 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
14 9 (0.26%) WebLogic
15 8 (0.23%) Mule
16 7 (0.20%) JBoss
17 6 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1,151 (33.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 850 (24.82%) Microsoft Office
3 480 (14.02%) MS Visio
4 402 (11.74%) Microsoft Project
5 203 (5.93%) Spreadsheet
6 18 (0.53%) SPSS
7 16 (0.47%) Photoshop
8 12 (0.35%) AutoCAD
9 10 (0.29%) Acrobat
9 10 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
9 10 (0.29%) InDesign
10 7 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 7 (0.20%) Stata
11 6 (0.18%) InfoPath
12 4 (0.12%) Revit
13 3 (0.088%) Open Workbench
13 3 (0.088%) Windchill
14 2 (0.058%) Adobe Captivate
14 2 (0.058%) Mozilla Thunderbird
15 1 (0.029%) InVision
Business Applications
1 21 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
2 20 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 19 (0.55%) NetSuite
4 16 (0.47%) SAP FI
4 16 (0.47%) SAP HR
5 15 (0.44%) SAP CO
5 15 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
6 12 (0.35%) Unit4 Business World
7 10 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
8 9 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
8 9 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
8 9 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 9 (0.26%) SAP R/3
8 9 (0.26%) SAP SD
9 7 (0.20%) Infor CRM
9 7 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
9 7 (0.20%) Primavera
9 7 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
9 7 (0.20%) SimCorp Dimension
9 7 (0.20%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 112 (3.27%) Office 365
2 72 (2.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (1.52%) Google Analytics
4 45 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
5 33 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
6 32 (0.93%) OneDrive
7 27 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
8 20 (0.58%) Adobe Analytics
8 20 (0.58%) SaaS
9 19 (0.55%) OpenShift
10 13 (0.38%) G Suite
10 13 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
11 11 (0.32%) GitHub
12 7 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (0.20%) Amazon S3
12 7 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
13 6 (0.18%) IaaS
13 6 (0.18%) PaaS
13 6 (0.18%) Slack
13 6 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 48 (1.40%) Skype
2 43 (1.26%) Internet
3 34 (0.99%) Intranet
4 29 (0.85%) SMS
5 26 (0.76%) VPN
6 25 (0.73%) LAN
7 23 (0.67%) WAN
8 22 (0.64%) Firewall
9 19 (0.55%) DNS
10 16 (0.47%) SAN
10 16 (0.47%) TCP/IP
11 14 (0.41%) DHCP
12 13 (0.38%) SSH
13 11 (0.32%) 3G
13 11 (0.32%) FTP
14 10 (0.29%) SSL
14 10 (0.29%) VoLTE
15 9 (0.26%) Ethernet
16 8 (0.23%) MPLS
16 8 (0.23%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 443 (12.94%) SQL Server
2 185 (5.40%) Power BI
3 157 (4.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 145 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
5 124 (3.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 112 (3.27%) Relational Database
7 111 (3.24%) MS Access
8 100 (2.92%) BusinessObjects
9 77 (2.25%) Big Data
10 71 (2.07%) QlikView
11 69 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 50 (1.46%) Oracle Database
13 46 (1.34%) MySQL
13 46 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
13 46 (1.34%) SQL Server 2016
14 41 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
15 34 (0.99%) MongoDB
16 32 (0.93%) Data Mining
17 29 (0.85%) Spotfire
18 25 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 124 (3.62%) JIRA
2 46 (1.34%) Jenkins
3 39 (1.14%) Visual Studio
4 36 (1.05%) Selenium
5 35 (1.02%) Git (software)
6 34 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
7 23 (0.67%) Subversion
8 22 (0.64%) Cucumber
9 19 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 15 (0.44%) Toad
11 14 (0.41%) SoapUI
11 14 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
12 12 (0.35%) Ant
12 12 (0.35%) Eclipse
12 12 (0.35%) RStudio
12 12 (0.35%) SpecFlow
13 11 (0.32%) LSMW
14 9 (0.26%) GitLab
14 9 (0.26%) JUnit
15 8 (0.23%) Maven
General
1 1,238 (36.16%) Finance
2 333 (9.73%) Banking
3 149 (4.35%) Marketing
4 143 (4.18%) Telecoms
5 135 (3.94%) Retail
6 132 (3.86%) Legal
7 105 (3.07%) Front Office
8 85 (2.48%) Investment Banking
9 60 (1.75%) Financial Institution
10 53 (1.55%) Manufacturing
11 49 (1.43%) Law
12 42 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
13 40 (1.17%) Billing
14 38 (1.11%) French Language
15 32 (0.93%) Mandarin Language
16 29 (0.85%) Advertising
17 28 (0.82%) Publishing
18 24 (0.70%) Military
19 22 (0.64%) German Language
20 19 (0.55%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1,334 (38.96%) Analyst
2 427 (12.47%) Developer
3 404 (11.80%) Data Analyst
4 300 (8.76%) Business Analyst
5 202 (5.90%) Project Manager
6 167 (4.88%) Administrator
7 128 (3.74%) Consultant
8 124 (3.62%) Coordinator
9 117 (3.42%) Excel Analyst
10 112 (3.27%) VBA Developer
11 96 (2.80%) Project Coordinator
12 90 (2.63%) PMO Analyst
13 89 (2.60%) SQL Analyst
14 86 (2.51%) Excel Developer
14 86 (2.51%) SQL Developer
15 81 (2.37%) Senior Analyst
16 79 (2.31%) Report Analyst
17 75 (2.19%) Support Analyst
18 74 (2.16%) Financial Analyst
19 73 (2.13%) Excel VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (4.29%) .NET
2 88 (2.57%) HTML
3 83 (2.42%) XML
4 65 (1.90%) Web Services
5 63 (1.84%) CSS
6 60 (1.75%) JSON
7 47 (1.37%) REST
8 36 (1.05%) jQuery
9 34 (0.99%) SOAP
10 32 (0.93%) .NET Framework
10 32 (0.93%) AngularJS
11 31 (0.91%) Node.js
12 30 (0.88%) HTML5
13 25 (0.73%) WPF
14 23 (0.67%) WCF
15 21 (0.61%) CSS3
16 19 (0.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 18 (0.53%) JSP
17 18 (0.53%) JSTL
17 18 (0.53%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 659 (19.25%) Analytical Skills
2 215 (6.28%) Management Information System
3 155 (4.53%) Self-Motivation
4 92 (2.69%) Computer Science
5 65 (1.90%) Derivative
6 58 (1.69%) Fixed Income
7 47 (1.37%) Data Centre
8 42 (1.23%) Virtual Team
9 41 (1.20%) Data Structures
9 41 (1.20%) PMI
10 40 (1.17%) FMCG
11 32 (0.93%) Credit Risk
11 32 (0.93%) NHS
12 30 (0.88%) CMDB
12 30 (0.88%) User Experience
13 26 (0.76%) Equities
13 26 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
14 25 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 24 (0.70%) Clustering
16 23 (0.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 307 (8.97%) Windows
2 127 (3.71%) Windows 10
3 79 (2.31%) Unix
4 74 (2.16%) Windows 7
5 53 (1.55%) Linux
6 49 (1.43%) Windows Server
7 46 (1.34%) Android
8 33 (0.96%) Apple iOS
9 24 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 24 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (0.47%) Windows 8
11 13 (0.38%) Solaris
12 9 (0.26%) AIX
12 9 (0.26%) zOS
13 8 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
14 7 (0.20%) Windows XP
15 6 (0.18%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.15%) Ubuntu
16 5 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
17 3 (0.088%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 636 (18.57%) Project Management
2 472 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
3 401 (11.71%) Problem-Solving
4 367 (10.72%) Data Analysis
5 364 (10.63%) Business Intelligence
6 359 (10.48%) Stakeholder Management
7 322 (9.40%) Analytics
8 272 (7.94%) Migration
9 258 (7.54%) PRINCE2
10 230 (6.72%) Business Analysis
11 221 (6.45%) ITIL
12 215 (6.28%) Change Management
13 194 (5.67%) Time Management
14 175 (5.11%) Risk Management
15 153 (4.47%) Data Management
16 145 (4.23%) User Acceptance Testing
17 142 (4.15%) Data Modelling
18 140 (4.09%) Decision-Making
19 138 (4.03%) ETL
20 137 (4.00%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 886 (25.88%) SQL
2 552 (16.12%) VBA
3 207 (6.05%) C#
4 137 (4.00%) Python
5 128 (3.74%) T-SQL
6 104 (3.04%) Java
7 88 (2.57%) VB
8 74 (2.16%) R
9 62 (1.81%) C
10 59 (1.72%) JavaScript
11 56 (1.64%) PL/SQL
12 54 (1.58%) VB.NET
13 49 (1.43%) C++
14 38 (1.11%) PowerShell
15 25 (0.73%) Shell Script
16 21 (0.61%) Perl
16 21 (0.61%) VBScript
17 15 (0.44%) MATLAB
17 15 (0.44%) PHP
17 15 (0.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 374 (10.92%) Degree
2 210 (6.13%) Security Cleared
3 135 (3.94%) SC Cleared
4 75 (2.19%) PMP
5 71 (2.07%) PMI Certification
6 54 (1.58%) ISEB
7 34 (0.99%) Numerate Degree
8 32 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 30 (0.88%) DV Cleared
10 29 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 27 (0.79%) APMP
11 27 (0.79%) ISTQB
12 26 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
13 24 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
14 21 (0.61%) ACCA
14 21 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
15 19 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 17 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
17 16 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
17 16 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 373 (10.89%) PMO
2 152 (4.44%) Data Quality
3 112 (3.27%) GDPR
4 111 (3.24%) QA
5 88 (2.57%) SLA
6 21 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 18 (0.53%) CDISC
8 17 (0.50%) ISO 9001
9 16 (0.47%) Def Stans
9 16 (0.47%) IFRS
10 15 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
11 11 (0.32%) PCI DSS
12 10 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 9 (0.26%) IFRS 9
13 9 (0.26%) Solvency II
14 6 (0.18%) Basel II
14 6 (0.18%) MiFID
15 3 (0.088%) DO-254
15 3 (0.088%) GxP
15 3 (0.088%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 159 (4.64%) Active Directory
2 34 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (0.47%) Docker
4 6 (0.18%) HDFS
4 6 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
4 6 (0.18%) vSphere
5 5 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 4 (0.12%) Firmware
6 4 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.088%) RACF
7 3 (0.088%) Time Sharing Option
7 3 (0.088%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (0.088%) Veritas File System
7 3 (0.088%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.088%) XenApp
8 2 (0.058%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 2 (0.058%) NFS
8 2 (0.058%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.058%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 31 (0.91%) Ansible
1 31 (0.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 24 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
3 19 (0.55%) SCCM
4 18 (0.53%) HP ALM
5 17 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (0.50%) Puppet
6 7 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
7 6 (0.18%) Hadoop YARN
7 6 (0.18%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.12%) CA Single Sign-On
8 4 (0.12%) MIIS
9 3 (0.088%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.088%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.088%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.088%) Salt
9 3 (0.088%) SnapMirror
9 3 (0.088%) SnapVault
9 3 (0.088%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 2 (0.058%) zSecure
Vendors
1 1,299 (37.94%) Microsoft
2 293 (8.56%) Oracle
3 254 (7.42%) SAP
4 193 (5.64%) Tableau
5 85 (2.48%) Google
6 71 (2.07%) Citrix
7 65 (1.90%) Cognos
8 64 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
9 61 (1.78%) Adobe
10 55 (1.61%) HP
11 52 (1.52%) ServiceNow
12 49 (1.43%) IBM
13 47 (1.37%) VMware
14 43 (1.26%) Bloomberg
15 38 (1.11%) Cisco
16 31 (0.91%) Workday
17 28 (0.82%) Remedy
18 24 (0.70%) Red Hat
18 24 (0.70%) Reuters
19 23 (0.67%) Capita