Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 63 58
Rank change year-on-year -10 -5 -16
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 3,493 3,534 3,760
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.31% 3.42% 3.66%
As % of the Applications category 40.13% 38.96% 39.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,112 2,171 2,274
UK median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -
10th Percentile £180 £160 £163
90th Percentile £575 £588 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 237 303
UK median hourly rate £15.75 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.11% +5.56% +13.31%
10th Percentile £9.31 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £38.75 £38.00 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -14.29% - +25.00%

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 8,705 9,072 9,435
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.26% 8.79% 9.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,136 5,563 5,519
UK median daily rate £374 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.86% - -
10th Percentile £145 £142 £150
90th Percentile £556 £569 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +6.06% +1.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 779 742 934
UK median hourly rate £15.80 £15.83 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.19% -1.06% +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.23 £10.01 £10.16
90th Percentile £37.75 £35.84 £39.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.19 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +4.76% -3.33% +3.45%

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 13 December 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 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 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 -11 3,199 £375 +1.35% 771
UK excluding London -9 1,874 £350 +7.69% 549
London -6 1,557 £425 +3.03% 260
South East -5 694 £374 +24.67% 140
North of England -15 333 £338 +3.85% 128
Midlands +5 278 £325 -1.52% 108
Scotland +24 176 £325 +13.04% 21
South West -13 168 £375 +2.74% 74
West Midlands -16 166 £325 - 63
East of England 0 161 £350 +7.69% 62
North West -24 145 £330 +1.54% 70
Yorkshire -15 143 £350 +9.38% 47
East Midlands +35 108 £293 -21.87% 45
Wales +1 49 £325 +8.33% 13
North East +15 45 £310 +3.33% 11
Northern Ireland +28 20 £300 +26.32% 4
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 1,382 (39.56%) Microsoft
2 1,200 (34.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1,110 (31.78%) Finance
4 977 (27.97%) Microsoft Office
5 952 (27.25%) SQL
6 698 (19.98%) Analytical Skills
7 662 (18.95%) Project Management
8 587 (16.81%) Agile Software Development
9 510 (14.60%) MS Visio
10 487 (13.94%) SQL Server
11 473 (13.54%) VBA
12 463 (13.26%) Problem-Solving
13 410 (11.74%) Data Analysis
14 399 (11.42%) Degree
15 392 (11.22%) SharePoint
16 383 (10.96%) Windows
17 382 (10.94%) Business Intelligence
18 364 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
19 363 (10.39%) PMO
20 351 (10.05%) Microsoft Project
21 338 (9.68%) Oracle
22 291 (8.33%) Analytics
23 288 (8.25%) Migration
24 270 (7.73%) Banking
25 253 (7.24%) Change Management
26 244 (6.99%) SAP
27 236 (6.76%) JIRA
28 227 (6.50%) Security Cleared
29 217 (6.21%) ITIL
29 217 (6.21%) ETL

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
1 392 (11.22%) SharePoint
2 89 (2.55%) Confluence
3 72 (2.06%) SAS
4 69 (1.98%) IIS
5 38 (1.09%) Apache
6 37 (1.06%) MS Exchange
6 37 (1.06%) Tomcat
7 35 (1.00%) CMS
8 24 (0.69%) Skype for Business
9 18 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
9 18 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
10 15 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
10 15 (0.43%) WebLogic
11 12 (0.34%) TPMS
12 11 (0.31%) nginx
13 8 (0.23%) K2 blackpearl
14 7 (0.20%) Apache Qpid
14 7 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
14 7 (0.20%) MS Project Server
14 7 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1,200 (34.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 977 (27.97%) Microsoft Office
3 510 (14.60%) MS Visio
4 351 (10.05%) Microsoft Project
5 172 (4.92%) Spreadsheet
6 18 (0.52%) Open Workbench
7 11 (0.31%) InfoPath
8 8 (0.23%) Acrobat
8 8 (0.23%) AutoCAD
9 7 (0.20%) Photoshop
9 7 (0.20%) SPSS
10 4 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.11%) InDesign
11 3 (0.086%) Stata
11 3 (0.086%) Windchill
12 2 (0.057%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.029%) CATIA
13 1 (0.029%) EViews
13 1 (0.029%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 25 (0.72%) SAP HR
2 24 (0.69%) Oracle Payables
3 23 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
4 21 (0.60%) Workday HCM
5 20 (0.57%) Oracle Receivables
6 19 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
7 17 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
8 16 (0.46%) Primavera
9 14 (0.40%) CSG Singleview
9 14 (0.40%) HiPortfolio
10 13 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
10 13 (0.37%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 8 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
11 8 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
11 8 (0.23%) NetSuite
12 7 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
12 7 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
13 6 (0.17%) CA PPM
13 6 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
13 6 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 132 (3.78%) Office 365
2 93 (2.66%) Amazon AWS
3 91 (2.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 49 (1.40%) Amazon S3
5 47 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
6 45 (1.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 30 (0.86%) SaaS
8 27 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
9 21 (0.60%) Google Analytics
10 20 (0.57%) OpenShift
11 19 (0.54%) OneDrive
12 18 (0.52%) GitHub
13 15 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
14 14 (0.40%) Azure Data Factory
15 13 (0.37%) Adobe Analytics
15 13 (0.37%) G Suite
15 13 (0.37%) IaaS
16 10 (0.29%) Trello
17 9 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
17 9 (0.26%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 55 (1.57%) WAN
2 54 (1.55%) LAN
3 51 (1.46%) Firewall
4 39 (1.12%) Skype
5 38 (1.09%) Internet
5 38 (1.09%) VPN
6 35 (1.00%) Wireless
7 31 (0.89%) TCP/IP
8 29 (0.83%) Wireshark
9 27 (0.77%) DNS
9 27 (0.77%) SSL
10 26 (0.74%) Cisco IOS
11 23 (0.66%) Kerberos
12 22 (0.63%) DHCP
13 21 (0.60%) Network Security
14 19 (0.54%) SMS
15 18 (0.52%) VoIP
16 16 (0.46%) Intranet
16 16 (0.46%) Structured Cabling
17 15 (0.43%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 487 (13.94%) SQL Server
2 213 (6.10%) Power BI
3 211 (6.04%) Data Warehouse
4 175 (5.01%) MS Access
5 171 (4.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 169 (4.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 124 (3.55%) Relational Database
8 107 (3.06%) BusinessObjects
9 97 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 63 (1.80%) SQL Server 2014
11 61 (1.75%) QlikView
12 60 (1.72%) SQL Server 2016
13 58 (1.66%) Big Data
14 55 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
15 52 (1.49%) Hadoop
16 47 (1.35%) Oracle Database
17 42 (1.20%) Apache Hive
18 38 (1.09%) Sqoop
19 37 (1.06%) Impala
20 33 (0.94%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 236 (6.76%) JIRA
2 91 (2.61%) Jenkins
3 45 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 32 (0.92%) Git (software)
5 31 (0.89%) Visual Studio
6 29 (0.83%) Selenium
7 28 (0.80%) Toad
8 21 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 19 (0.54%) Cucumber
10 18 (0.52%) Subversion
11 17 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
12 14 (0.40%) Maven
12 14 (0.40%) SpecFlow
13 11 (0.31%) SoapUI
14 10 (0.29%) Rational DOORS
14 10 (0.29%) TeamCity
15 9 (0.26%) GitLab
15 9 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
16 8 (0.23%) JMeter
17 7 (0.20%) NUnit
General
1 1,110 (31.78%) Finance
2 270 (7.73%) Banking
3 197 (5.64%) Telecoms
4 128 (3.66%) Retail
5 112 (3.21%) Marketing
6 86 (2.46%) Front Office
7 80 (2.29%) Legal
8 74 (2.12%) Investment Banking
9 59 (1.69%) Law
10 55 (1.57%) Billing
11 54 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
12 47 (1.35%) Manufacturing
13 38 (1.09%) Advertising
14 29 (0.83%) Back Office
15 28 (0.80%) Publishing
16 26 (0.74%) Financial Institution
17 24 (0.69%) Electronics
18 18 (0.52%) German Language
18 18 (0.52%) Mandarin Language
19 15 (0.43%) Greek Language
Job Titles
1 1,380 (39.51%) Analyst
2 481 (13.77%) Developer
3 369 (10.56%) Data Analyst
4 284 (8.13%) Business Analyst
5 188 (5.38%) Project Manager
6 161 (4.61%) Coordinator
7 156 (4.47%) Administrator
8 129 (3.69%) VBA Developer
9 124 (3.55%) PMO Analyst
10 110 (3.15%) SQL Developer
11 103 (2.95%) Excel Analyst
12 99 (2.83%) Excel Developer
13 97 (2.78%) Project Coordinator
14 88 (2.52%) Support Analyst
15 86 (2.46%) Consultant
15 86 (2.46%) Financial Analyst
16 79 (2.26%) SQL Analyst
17 74 (2.12%) Service Analyst
18 67 (1.92%) Excel VBA Developer
19 64 (1.83%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (4.41%) .NET
2 91 (2.61%) XML
3 65 (1.86%) HTML
4 47 (1.35%) JSON
5 46 (1.32%) Web Services
6 40 (1.15%) CSS
7 37 (1.06%) SailPoint
8 35 (1.00%) REST
8 35 (1.00%) SOAP
9 29 (0.83%) ASP.NET
9 29 (0.83%) MDX
10 27 (0.77%) jQuery
11 26 (0.74%) .NET Framework
12 25 (0.72%) WPF
13 24 (0.69%) SAML
14 21 (0.60%) D3.js
15 20 (0.57%) AngularJS
15 20 (0.57%) Middleware
15 20 (0.57%) Node.js
16 19 (0.54%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 698 (19.98%) Analytical Skills
2 198 (5.67%) Management Information System
3 158 (4.52%) Self-Motivation
4 62 (1.77%) NHS
5 58 (1.66%) User Experience
6 55 (1.57%) Wiki
7 52 (1.49%) Derivative
8 50 (1.43%) Data Structures
9 49 (1.40%) Virtual Team
10 42 (1.20%) Fixed Income
11 40 (1.15%) FMCG
12 33 (0.94%) Reference Data
13 32 (0.92%) Equities
13 32 (0.92%) Reinsurance
14 31 (0.89%) Driving Licence
15 29 (0.83%) Data Centre
16 22 (0.63%) e-Learning
16 22 (0.63%) Mobile App
17 21 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 21 (0.60%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 383 (10.96%) Windows
2 145 (4.15%) Windows 10
3 121 (3.46%) Unix
4 87 (2.49%) Windows 7
5 63 (1.80%) Linux
6 43 (1.23%) Windows Server
7 30 (0.86%) Android
8 23 (0.66%) Solaris
9 22 (0.63%) Apple iOS
10 20 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (0.52%) Ubuntu
12 12 (0.34%) VME
13 7 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (0.20%) Windows XP
14 6 (0.17%) AIX
14 6 (0.17%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (0.17%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.11%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.086%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 662 (18.95%) Project Management
2 587 (16.81%) Agile Software Development
3 463 (13.26%) Problem-Solving
4 410 (11.74%) Data Analysis
5 382 (10.94%) Business Intelligence
6 364 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
7 291 (8.33%) Analytics
8 288 (8.25%) Migration
9 253 (7.24%) Change Management
10 217 (6.21%) ETL
10 217 (6.21%) ITIL
11 207 (5.93%) PRINCE2
12 203 (5.81%) Scrum
13 179 (5.12%) Business Analysis
14 169 (4.84%) Data Modelling
15 166 (4.75%) Time Management
16 160 (4.58%) Decision-Making
17 145 (4.15%) Data Management
18 142 (4.07%) Asset Management
18 142 (4.07%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 952 (27.25%) SQL
2 473 (13.54%) VBA
3 213 (6.10%) Python
4 191 (5.47%) T-SQL
5 162 (4.64%) C#
6 118 (3.38%) VB
7 116 (3.32%) Java
8 108 (3.09%) PowerShell
9 66 (1.89%) Shell Script
10 65 (1.86%) C
11 63 (1.80%) Korn
11 63 (1.80%) PL/SQL
12 60 (1.72%) R
13 55 (1.57%) Bash Shell
14 51 (1.46%) JavaScript
15 36 (1.03%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 33 (0.94%) VB.NET
17 28 (0.80%) PHP
17 28 (0.80%) VBScript
18 21 (0.60%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 399 (11.42%) Degree
2 227 (6.50%) Security Cleared
3 155 (4.44%) SC Cleared
4 62 (1.77%) ISEB
5 47 (1.35%) Numerate Degree
6 44 (1.26%) ISTQB
7 40 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 34 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 33 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
10 28 (0.80%) DV Cleared
11 26 (0.74%) PMI Certification
11 26 (0.74%) PMP
12 22 (0.63%) ACCA
12 22 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
13 21 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 20 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
15 19 (0.54%) CIMA
16 17 (0.49%) MBA
17 16 (0.46%) Master's Degree
18 15 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 363 (10.39%) PMO
2 189 (5.41%) QA
3 167 (4.78%) Data Quality
4 95 (2.72%) SLA
5 52 (1.49%) GDPR
6 15 (0.43%) IFRS
7 9 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
7 9 (0.26%) MiFID
8 8 (0.23%) ISO 9001
8 8 (0.23%) P3O
9 7 (0.20%) IFRS 9
10 6 (0.17%) Basel III
10 6 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 6 (0.17%) JSP 440
11 5 (0.14%) CDISC
11 5 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 4 (0.11%) GxP
13 3 (0.086%) EMIR
13 3 (0.086%) ISO 9000
13 3 (0.086%) Solvency II
System Software
1 160 (4.58%) Active Directory
2 38 (1.09%) HDFS
3 34 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.31%) VMware Server
5 9 (0.26%) BitLocker
5 9 (0.26%) FreeRADIUS
6 7 (0.20%) Docker
7 5 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.11%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.086%) Firmware
9 3 (0.086%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.029%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.029%) Job Entry Subsystem
10 1 (0.029%) RACF
10 1 (0.029%) Snort
10 1 (0.029%) Time Sharing Option
10 1 (0.029%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 87 (2.49%) Ansible
2 55 (1.57%) Puppet
3 52 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
4 46 (1.32%) SCCM
5 41 (1.17%) Single Sign-On
6 36 (1.03%) Hadoop YARN
7 20 (0.57%) AirWatch
8 19 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
8 19 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 14 (0.40%) Oracle ZFS
10 13 (0.37%) HP ALM
11 12 (0.34%) CA Single Sign-On
12 11 (0.31%) Backup Exec
13 10 (0.29%) WSUS
14 8 (0.23%) Terraform
15 7 (0.20%) Nagios
16 6 (0.17%) Kubernetes
16 6 (0.17%) SCOM
17 5 (0.14%) vCenter Server
18 4 (0.11%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 1,382 (39.56%) Microsoft
2 338 (9.68%) Oracle
3 244 (6.99%) SAP
4 153 (4.38%) Tableau
5 97 (2.78%) ServiceNow
6 91 (2.61%) Remedy
7 76 (2.18%) Workday
8 66 (1.89%) HP
9 64 (1.83%) Cisco
10 53 (1.52%) Google
10 53 (1.52%) VMware
11 47 (1.35%) Citrix
12 39 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
13 38 (1.09%) Adobe
14 36 (1.03%) Cloudera
15 32 (0.92%) Apple
16 28 (0.80%) CA
16 28 (0.80%) Cognos
17 27 (0.77%) IBM
18 22 (0.63%) Dell