Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 84 88 72
Rank change year-on-year +4 -16 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 2,393 842 2,764
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.88% 2.73% 3.25%
As % of the Applications category 38.86% 35.92% 38.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,580 556 1,665
10th Percentile £164 £131 £181
25th Percentile £270 £213 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £375 £375
Median % change year-on-year +6.67% - +2.74%
75th Percentile £519 £500 £488
90th Percentile £613 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £335 £340
% change year-on-year -2.99% -1.47% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 67 216
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.84 £10.46
25th Percentile £13.25 £14.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate £16.10 £18.00 £16.53
Median % change year-on-year -10.56% +8.88% +3.33%
75th Percentile £24.08 £28.13 £24.50
90th Percentile £41.94 £39.60 £39.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.35 £18.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year -14.75% +10.77% +8.33%

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 6,158 2,344 7,207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.40% 7.60% 8.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,909 1,519 4,350
10th Percentile £155 £133 £143
25th Percentile £263 £213 £225
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £415 £375 £375
Median % change year-on-year +10.67% - +1.01%
75th Percentile £538 £495 £475
90th Percentile £624 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £350
% change year-on-year +4.48% -4.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 470 181 637
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.64 £10.92
25th Percentile £13.25 £13.28 £13.50
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -7.89% +8.57% +9.03%
75th Percentile £26.50 £34.00 £25.12
90th Percentile £45.50 £48.75 £46.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.17 £18.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -12.62% +12.12% +6.52%

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 17 October 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 17 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in the UK

Microsoft Excel
Top 18 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 17 October 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 +1 1,989 £400 +6.67% 664
UK excluding London +20 1,048 £325 -2.99% 495
London +1 988 £450 +5.88% 194
Work from Home +1 580 £420 +20.00% 81
South East +4 274 £331 -11.84% 111
North of England +9 228 £300 +20.00% 137
Midlands +23 224 £325 -11.56% 101
West Midlands +17 154 £400 - 62
North West 0 154 £273 +9.20% 78
East of England +16 118 £305 -6.15% 65
Scotland -11 97 £289 +10.00% 18
South West -17 75 £400 +14.29% 50
East Midlands +7 69 £125 -65.99% 39
Yorkshire -9 58 £325 +38.30% 48
Wales -16 19 £248 +125.00% 10
North East +4 17 £381 +66.34% 11
Northern Ireland -3 14 £325 +44.54% 3
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 1,001 (41.83%) Microsoft
2 898 (37.53%) Social Skills
3 774 (32.34%) Finance
4 756 (31.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 669 (27.96%) SQL
6 650 (27.16%) Microsoft Office
7 536 (22.40%) Analytical Skills
8 457 (19.10%) Business Intelligence
9 434 (18.14%) Power Platform
10 422 (17.63%) Power BI
11 400 (16.72%) Agile Software Development
12 368 (15.38%) Data Analysis
13 352 (14.71%) Project Management
14 350 (14.63%) VBA
15 330 (13.79%) Analytics
16 314 (13.12%) MS Visio
17 296 (12.37%) Problem-Solving
18 275 (11.49%) Degree
19 273 (11.41%) Windows
20 260 (10.87%) Python
20 260 (10.87%) SharePoint
21 228 (9.53%) Oracle
22 227 (9.49%) SQL Server
23 223 (9.32%) Visualisation
24 217 (9.07%) Azure
25 203 (8.48%) Tableau
25 203 (8.48%) Decision-Making
26 201 (8.40%) JIRA
27 197 (8.23%) Public Sector
28 196 (8.19%) 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
1 260 (10.87%) SharePoint
2 109 (4.55%) Confluence
3 52 (2.17%) SAS
4 35 (1.46%) Jupyter
5 29 (1.21%) IIS
6 16 (0.67%) CMS
7 10 (0.42%) Skype for Business
8 8 (0.33%) Apache
9 6 (0.25%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.21%) Appian
10 5 (0.21%) nginx
11 4 (0.17%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.17%) ArcGIS
11 4 (0.17%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (0.13%) IBM HTTP Server
12 3 (0.13%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.084%) NetWeaver
13 2 (0.084%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.084%) Smallworld
Applications
1 756 (31.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 650 (27.16%) Microsoft Office
3 314 (13.12%) MS Visio
4 185 (7.73%) Microsoft Project
5 103 (4.30%) Spreadsheet
6 17 (0.71%) Stata
7 15 (0.63%) SPSS
8 6 (0.25%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.21%) UserZoom
10 3 (0.13%) Oracle Smart View
11 2 (0.084%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.084%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.084%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.084%) Camtasia
11 2 (0.084%) Chatbot
11 2 (0.084%) InDesign
11 2 (0.084%) ProjectWise
11 2 (0.084%) Revit
12 1 (0.042%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.042%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 24 (1.00%) SAP S/4HANA
2 15 (0.63%) SAP HCM
3 13 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (0.46%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 10 (0.42%) SAP MDG
6 9 (0.38%) Workday HCM
7 8 (0.33%) IBM Planning Analytics
8 7 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
8 7 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
9 6 (0.25%) Markit EDM
9 6 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
10 4 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
10 4 (0.17%) Maximo
10 4 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
10 4 (0.17%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
11 3 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
11 3 (0.13%) NetSuite
11 3 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
11 3 (0.13%) Primavera
11 3 (0.13%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 434 (18.14%) Power Platform
2 217 (9.07%) Azure
3 183 (7.65%) Microsoft 365
4 70 (2.93%) AWS
5 43 (1.80%) Adobe Analytics
6 42 (1.76%) PowerApps
7 37 (1.55%) Google Analytics
8 27 (1.13%) GCP
9 23 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
10 20 (0.84%) Snowflake
10 20 (0.84%) SuccessFactors
11 19 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
12 17 (0.71%) SaaS
13 16 (0.67%) PaaS
14 15 (0.63%) Power Automate
15 14 (0.59%) GitHub
15 14 (0.59%) Smartsheet
16 12 (0.50%) OneDrive
17 11 (0.46%) Amazon S3
17 11 (0.46%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 33 (1.38%) LAN
2 28 (1.17%) VPN
3 27 (1.13%) Internet
4 25 (1.04%) Firewall
5 23 (0.96%) DHCP
6 21 (0.88%) WAN
7 17 (0.71%) DNS
7 17 (0.71%) Skype
8 16 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
9 15 (0.63%) TCP/IP
10 14 (0.59%) Wireless
11 13 (0.54%) Intranet
12 12 (0.50%) Network Security
13 11 (0.46%) Kerberos
13 11 (0.46%) SSL
14 10 (0.42%) SAN
15 9 (0.38%) RTP
15 9 (0.38%) VoIP
16 7 (0.29%) NAS
17 6 (0.25%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 422 (17.63%) Power BI
2 227 (9.49%) SQL Server
3 203 (8.48%) Tableau
4 135 (5.64%) Data Warehouse
5 94 (3.93%) Relational Database
6 70 (2.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 68 (2.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 62 (2.59%) QlikView
9 54 (2.26%) MS Access
10 45 (1.88%) MySQL
11 39 (1.63%) Oracle Database
12 37 (1.55%) Oracle Reports
13 36 (1.50%) RDBMS
14 31 (1.30%) Hadoop
15 27 (1.13%) Data Lake
16 26 (1.09%) Big Data
17 25 (1.04%) Pentaho
18 24 (1.00%) Power Query
19 22 (0.92%) Apache Hive
19 22 (0.92%) HBase
Development Applications
1 201 (8.40%) JIRA
2 40 (1.67%) Visual Studio
3 33 (1.38%) Git (software)
4 27 (1.13%) Jenkins
5 24 (1.00%) Bitbucket
6 14 (0.59%) Selenium
7 11 (0.46%) Cucumber
7 11 (0.46%) TeamCity
8 10 (0.42%) Gatling
9 9 (0.38%) LSMW
9 9 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
9 9 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 8 (0.33%) ERwin
11 7 (0.29%) Toad
12 5 (0.21%) MSTest
12 5 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (0.17%) HP UFT
13 4 (0.17%) TestDirector
14 3 (0.13%) Visual Studio Team System
14 3 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 898 (37.53%) Social Skills
2 774 (32.34%) Finance
3 536 (22.40%) Analytical Skills
4 197 (8.23%) Public Sector
5 196 (8.19%) Banking
6 141 (5.89%) Organisational Skills
7 138 (5.77%) Marketing
8 137 (5.73%) Presentation Skills
9 80 (3.34%) Front Office
10 77 (3.22%) Telecoms
11 72 (3.01%) Retail
12 66 (2.76%) Influencing Skills
12 66 (2.76%) Legal
13 58 (2.42%) Documentation Skills
14 56 (2.34%) Investment Banking
15 43 (1.80%) Pharmaceutical
16 38 (1.59%) Manufacturing
17 30 (1.25%) Advertising
18 29 (1.21%) Law
19 21 (0.88%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 991 (41.41%) Analyst
2 337 (14.08%) Data Analyst
3 261 (10.91%) Developer
4 234 (9.78%) Business Analyst
5 130 (5.43%) Project Manager
6 82 (3.43%) Coordinator
7 76 (3.18%) Administrator
8 68 (2.84%) C# Developer
9 65 (2.72%) Consultant
10 55 (2.30%) IT Analyst
11 53 (2.21%) PMO Analyst
12 51 (2.13%) SQL Analyst
13 50 (2.09%) Financial Analyst
13 50 (2.09%) Service Analyst
14 47 (1.96%) Report Analyst
14 47 (1.96%) Senior Analyst
15 44 (1.84%) Support Engineer
16 42 (1.76%) Excel Analyst
17 41 (1.71%) Business Intelligence Analyst
18 39 (1.63%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (5.27%) .NET
2 72 (3.01%) XML
3 52 (2.17%) .NET Framework
4 40 (1.67%) HTML
5 38 (1.59%) JSON
6 23 (0.96%) REST
7 21 (0.88%) Pandas
8 20 (0.84%) Shiny
9 18 (0.75%) NumPy
9 18 (0.75%) scikit-learn
9 18 (0.75%) SciPy
10 17 (0.71%) Web Services
11 16 (0.67%) D3.js
12 15 (0.63%) CSS
13 14 (0.59%) COM
13 14 (0.59%) WPF
14 12 (0.50%) MDX
15 11 (0.46%) OAuth
15 11 (0.46%) SailPoint
16 10 (0.42%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 163 (6.81%) Management Information System
2 89 (3.72%) Self-Motivation
3 77 (3.22%) NHS
4 61 (2.55%) Derivative
5 42 (1.76%) User Experience
6 41 (1.71%) Data Centre
7 36 (1.50%) FMCG
8 33 (1.38%) Equities
9 31 (1.30%) Social Media
10 28 (1.17%) Fixed Income
10 28 (1.17%) Legacy Systems
11 25 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 23 (0.96%) Virtual Team
13 22 (0.92%) Algorithms
13 22 (0.92%) Market Risk
14 21 (0.88%) Data Structures
15 19 (0.79%) CMDB
16 18 (0.75%) Freedom of Information
16 18 (0.75%) PMI
17 17 (0.71%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 273 (11.41%) Windows
2 119 (4.97%) Windows 10
3 57 (2.38%) Linux
4 49 (2.05%) Unix
5 32 (1.34%) Windows Server
6 31 (1.30%) Windows 7
7 19 (0.79%) Apple iOS
8 16 (0.67%) Android
9 5 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.17%) AIX
10 4 (0.17%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.13%) Solaris
12 2 (0.084%) HPUX
12 2 (0.084%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.084%) Windows Server 2019
12 2 (0.084%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.042%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.042%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.042%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 457 (19.10%) Business Intelligence
2 400 (16.72%) Agile Software Development
3 368 (15.38%) Data Analysis
4 352 (14.71%) Project Management
5 330 (13.79%) Analytics
6 296 (12.37%) Problem-Solving
7 223 (9.32%) Visualisation
8 203 (8.48%) Decision-Making
9 181 (7.56%) Migration
10 180 (7.52%) Stakeholder Management
11 156 (6.52%) Change Management
12 149 (6.23%) Project Delivery
13 148 (6.18%) Scrum
14 147 (6.14%) ETL
15 144 (6.02%) Requirements Gathering
16 142 (5.93%) ITIL
17 136 (5.68%) Data Visualisation
18 131 (5.47%) Business Analysis
19 128 (5.35%) Data Modelling
20 119 (4.97%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 669 (27.96%) SQL
2 350 (14.63%) VBA
3 260 (10.87%) Python
4 159 (6.64%) C#
5 124 (5.18%) R
6 93 (3.89%) VB
7 88 (3.68%) T-SQL
8 82 (3.43%) Java
9 67 (2.80%) VB.NET
10 53 (2.21%) PL/SQL
11 51 (2.13%) PowerShell
12 50 (2.09%) JavaScript
13 36 (1.50%) C++
14 29 (1.21%) C
14 29 (1.21%) HiveQL
15 27 (1.13%) Perl
16 25 (1.04%) Shell Script
17 22 (0.92%) Scala
18 14 (0.59%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 6 (0.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 275 (11.49%) Degree
2 182 (7.61%) Security Cleared
3 127 (5.31%) SC Cleared
4 38 (1.59%) PMI Certification
5 37 (1.55%) ISEB
6 27 (1.13%) ISTQB
7 26 (1.09%) PMP
8 22 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
8 22 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
9 20 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
10 18 (0.75%) Master's Degree
11 16 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 16 (0.67%) Numerate Degree
12 14 (0.59%) ISEB Practitioner
13 13 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
14 12 (0.50%) ACCA
14 12 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 11 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
15 11 (0.46%) CISSP
15 11 (0.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 196 (8.19%) PMO
2 138 (5.77%) QA
3 134 (5.60%) Data Quality
4 74 (3.09%) SLA
5 22 (0.92%) GDPR
6 11 (0.46%) MiFID
6 11 (0.46%) P3O
7 10 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 9 (0.38%) EMIR
9 8 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
9 8 (0.33%) ISO 22301
10 7 (0.29%) Basel III
10 7 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
10 7 (0.29%) GRC
10 7 (0.29%) IFRS
10 7 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.21%) COREP
11 5 (0.21%) FINREP
12 4 (0.17%) Accessibility
13 3 (0.13%) CRD IV
System Software
1 142 (5.93%) Active Directory
2 22 (0.92%) HDFS
3 20 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
5 6 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (0.21%) Docker
6 5 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.17%) BitLocker
7 4 (0.17%) vSphere
8 3 (0.13%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.084%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 2 (0.084%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.084%) vCloud
9 2 (0.084%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.084%) XenApp
10 1 (0.042%) OpenDJ
10 1 (0.042%) SRDF
10 1 (0.042%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 40 (1.67%) SCCM
2 19 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
3 14 (0.59%) HP ALM
3 14 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
4 8 (0.33%) Ansible
4 8 (0.33%) Control-M
5 6 (0.25%) CA Single Sign-On
5 6 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (0.21%) Kubernetes
6 5 (0.21%) WMI
7 4 (0.17%) Jamf Pro
8 3 (0.13%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.084%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (0.084%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.084%) Puppet
9 2 (0.084%) QRadar
9 2 (0.084%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.084%) SmoothWall
9 2 (0.084%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1,001 (41.83%) Microsoft
2 228 (9.53%) Oracle
3 135 (5.64%) SAP
4 83 (3.47%) Salesforce.com
5 77 (3.22%) Google
6 72 (3.01%) Alteryx
7 71 (2.97%) ServiceNow
8 55 (2.30%) Adobe
9 33 (1.38%) IBM
9 33 (1.38%) Informatica
10 32 (1.34%) Workday
11 27 (1.13%) Talend
11 27 (1.13%) VMware
12 25 (1.04%) Cisco
12 25 (1.04%) HP
12 25 (1.04%) Teradata
13 24 (1.00%) Dataiku
14 22 (0.92%) Bloomberg
14 22 (0.92%) Citrix
15 21 (0.88%) Atlassian