Period
to 17 January 2022

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 January 2022 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 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 79 88 69
Rank change year-on-year +9 -19 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 2,543 1,034 2,353
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.94% 2.58% 3.23%
As % of the Applications category 40.32% 37.03% 36.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,722 687 1,440
10th Percentile £170 £131 £163
25th Percentile £300 £213 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £409 £368 £375
Median % change year-on-year +11.22% -2.00% -
75th Percentile £530 £486 £488
90th Percentile £624 £577 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 97 180
10th Percentile £10.10 £10.98 £10.46
25th Percentile £12.51 £14.00 £12.97
Median hourly rate £18.59 £21.00 £18.25
Median % change year-on-year -11.46% +15.07% +4.29%
75th Percentile £30.23 £28.75 £24.63
90th Percentile £44.59 £42.75 £35.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £18.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year -12.33% +1.39% +20.00%

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 6,307 2,792 6,384
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.29% 6.96% 8.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,129 1,815 3,815
10th Percentile £150 £135 £136
25th Percentile £256 £213 £213
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £423 £370 £360
Median % change year-on-year +14.19% +2.78% -4.00%
75th Percentile £538 £488 £475
90th Percentile £625 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £331
% change year-on-year +4.62% -1.89% -5.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 489 221 624
10th Percentile £10.77 £12.13 £11.26
25th Percentile £13.75 £13.80 £13.50
Median hourly rate £19.22 £21.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -8.50% +20.00% +9.38%
75th Percentile £36.00 £34.53 £23.75
90th Percentile £49.25 £50.00 £44.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.83 £19.00 £17.13
% change year-on-year -11.45% +10.92% +11.96%

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 January 2022.

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 January 2022.

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 January 2022. 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 +2 2,092 £413 +11.49% 659
UK excluding London +16 1,147 £350 - 485
London +14 1,008 £475 +26.67% 210
Work from Home +33 611 £425 +21.43% 64
South East +13 339 £334 -21.71% 119
North of England +21 251 £325 +47.73% 106
Midlands +16 209 £369 +2.50% 122
North West +10 156 £285 +31.03% 59
West Midlands +9 148 £400 +12.52% 86
Scotland +5 111 £313 -10.71% 31
East of England -11 101 £344 -1.79% 56
South West -2 99 £400 -1.23% 41
Yorkshire +29 91 £363 +57.27% 33
East Midlands -1 60 £165 -54.95% 36
Wales -24 25 £325 +64.56% 9
Northern Ireland +10 20 £225 +37.20% 1
North East -5 5 £425 +281.17% 15
Isle of Man - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 17 January 2022, 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 1,115 (43.85%) Microsoft
2 939 (36.92%) Social Skills
3 788 (30.99%) Finance
4 783 (30.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 681 (26.78%) SQL
6 671 (26.39%) Microsoft Office
7 557 (21.90%) Analytical Skills
8 492 (19.35%) Business Intelligence
9 467 (18.36%) Power Platform
10 454 (17.85%) Power BI
11 443 (17.42%) Agile Software Development
12 398 (15.65%) Project Management
13 386 (15.18%) Data Analysis
14 328 (12.90%) Analytics
15 327 (12.86%) MS Visio
15 327 (12.86%) Problem-Solving
16 316 (12.43%) VBA
17 302 (11.88%) SQL Server
18 286 (11.25%) SharePoint
19 281 (11.05%) Windows
20 276 (10.85%) Oracle
20 276 (10.85%) Degree
21 253 (9.95%) Public Sector
22 248 (9.75%) Stakeholder Management
23 244 (9.59%) Banking
24 243 (9.56%) Azure
25 221 (8.69%) PMO
26 213 (8.38%) Python
27 208 (8.18%) Tableau
28 206 (8.10%) Decision-Making

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
1 286 (11.25%) SharePoint
2 118 (4.64%) Confluence
3 47 (1.85%) SAS
4 39 (1.53%) IIS
5 13 (0.51%) Jupyter
6 9 (0.35%) Apache Spark
6 9 (0.35%) Skype for Business
7 8 (0.31%) CMS
8 7 (0.28%) Apache
9 3 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.12%) IBM HTTP Server
9 3 (0.12%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.12%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.12%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.079%) Appian
10 2 (0.079%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.039%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.039%) Apache Airflow
11 1 (0.039%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 783 (30.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 671 (26.39%) Microsoft Office
3 327 (12.86%) MS Visio
4 194 (7.63%) Microsoft Project
5 124 (4.88%) Spreadsheet
6 28 (1.10%) Stata
7 14 (0.55%) SPSS
8 8 (0.31%) Acrobat
8 8 (0.31%) AutoCAD
8 8 (0.31%) Photoshop
9 6 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 5 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.20%) InDesign
10 5 (0.20%) Revit
11 3 (0.12%) Chatbot
11 3 (0.12%) Oracle Smart View
11 3 (0.12%) UserZoom
12 2 (0.079%) Blender
12 2 (0.079%) Open Workbench
12 2 (0.079%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 23 (0.90%) SAP S/4HANA
2 15 (0.59%) SAP HCM
3 14 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
4 13 (0.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 13 (0.51%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 8 (0.31%) Primavera
5 8 (0.31%) SAP MDG
6 7 (0.28%) NetSuite
7 6 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
7 6 (0.24%) IBM Planning Analytics
7 6 (0.24%) Markit EDM
8 5 (0.20%) Workday HCM
8 5 (0.20%) Workfront
9 4 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
10 3 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
10 3 (0.12%) Maximo
10 3 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
10 3 (0.12%) SAP MM
10 3 (0.12%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 467 (18.36%) Power Platform
2 243 (9.56%) Azure
3 194 (7.63%) Microsoft 365
4 67 (2.63%) AWS
5 41 (1.61%) Google Analytics
6 39 (1.53%) PowerApps
7 30 (1.18%) GCP
7 30 (1.18%) GitHub
7 30 (1.18%) Snowflake
8 21 (0.83%) Adobe Analytics
8 21 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
8 21 (0.83%) PaaS
9 20 (0.79%) Google Sheets
9 20 (0.79%) Power Automate
10 19 (0.75%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 17 (0.67%) Amazon S3
12 16 (0.63%) Trello
13 15 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
13 15 (0.59%) OneDrive
13 15 (0.59%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 31 (1.22%) VPN
2 30 (1.18%) Internet
3 25 (0.98%) LAN
4 24 (0.94%) DHCP
5 18 (0.71%) DNS
6 15 (0.59%) Intranet
6 15 (0.59%) WAN
6 15 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
7 14 (0.55%) TCP/IP
8 12 (0.47%) Firewall
8 12 (0.47%) Skype
9 10 (0.39%) Network Security
10 9 (0.35%) FIX Connectivity
11 8 (0.31%) SAN
11 8 (0.31%) WebEx
11 8 (0.31%) Wireless
12 7 (0.28%) Remote Desktop
12 7 (0.28%) SSL
13 6 (0.24%) NAS
14 5 (0.20%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 454 (17.85%) Power BI
2 302 (11.88%) SQL Server
3 208 (8.18%) Tableau
4 124 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
5 93 (3.66%) Relational Database
6 87 (3.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 81 (3.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 64 (2.52%) Oracle Database
9 55 (2.16%) QlikView
10 51 (2.01%) Oracle Reports
11 50 (1.97%) MS Access
12 45 (1.77%) Big Data
13 37 (1.45%) MySQL
14 33 (1.30%) Data Lake
15 30 (1.18%) Power Query
16 29 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
16 29 (1.14%) Hadoop
16 29 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
16 29 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 28 (1.10%) Metadata
Development Applications
1 204 (8.02%) JIRA
2 54 (2.12%) Visual Studio
3 33 (1.30%) Git (software)
4 19 (0.75%) Jenkins
4 19 (0.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 18 (0.71%) Bitbucket
6 17 (0.67%) ERwin
6 17 (0.67%) TeamCity
7 14 (0.55%) Artifactory
8 12 (0.47%) Selenium
9 11 (0.43%) LSMW
10 8 (0.31%) Cucumber
10 8 (0.31%) Gatling
11 7 (0.28%) GitLab
11 7 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (0.24%) GCC
12 6 (0.24%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
13 5 (0.20%) Rational DOORS
13 5 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (0.20%) Toad
General
1 939 (36.92%) Social Skills
2 788 (30.99%) Finance
3 557 (21.90%) Analytical Skills
4 253 (9.95%) Public Sector
5 244 (9.59%) Banking
6 166 (6.53%) Organisational Skills
7 126 (4.95%) Marketing
8 122 (4.80%) Presentation Skills
9 88 (3.46%) Retail
10 84 (3.30%) Front Office
11 77 (3.03%) Telecoms
12 75 (2.95%) Investment Banking
13 72 (2.83%) Legal
14 68 (2.67%) Influencing Skills
15 61 (2.40%) Documentation Skills
16 52 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
17 50 (1.97%) Manufacturing
18 39 (1.53%) Law
19 33 (1.30%) Local Government
20 25 (0.98%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,043 (41.01%) Analyst
2 394 (15.49%) Data Analyst
3 299 (11.76%) Developer
4 281 (11.05%) Business Analyst
5 139 (5.47%) Project Manager
6 98 (3.85%) Coordinator
7 83 (3.26%) C# Developer
8 77 (3.03%) Consultant
9 63 (2.48%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 61 (2.40%) Administrator
10 61 (2.40%) Senior Analyst
11 58 (2.28%) Junior
12 54 (2.12%) IT Analyst
13 52 (2.04%) PMO Analyst
14 51 (2.01%) .NET Developer
15 48 (1.89%) Project Coordinator
16 46 (1.81%) Support Engineer
17 45 (1.77%) Excel Analyst
17 45 (1.77%) Service Analyst
18 43 (1.69%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (5.74%) .NET
2 70 (2.75%) XML
3 65 (2.56%) .NET Framework
4 48 (1.89%) JSON
5 33 (1.30%) WPF
6 27 (1.06%) HTML
7 20 (0.79%) Pandas
8 18 (0.71%) FIX Protocol
8 18 (0.71%) NumPy
8 18 (0.71%) REST
8 18 (0.71%) Web Services
9 13 (0.51%) SailPoint
10 12 (0.47%) ASP.NET
10 12 (0.47%) scikit-learn
10 12 (0.47%) SciPy
11 11 (0.43%) React
12 10 (0.39%) CSS
13 9 (0.35%) MDX
14 8 (0.31%) COM
14 8 (0.31%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 165 (6.49%) Management Information System
2 126 (4.95%) Self-Motivation
3 71 (2.79%) NHS
4 63 (2.48%) Derivative
5 47 (1.85%) Data Centre
6 43 (1.69%) Market Risk
7 34 (1.34%) User Experience
7 34 (1.34%) Virtual Team
8 30 (1.18%) Equities
9 29 (1.14%) FMCG
10 28 (1.10%) Legacy Systems
11 26 (1.02%) Data Structures
11 26 (1.02%) Hedge funds
12 25 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 25 (0.98%) Social Media
13 24 (0.94%) CMDB
13 24 (0.94%) Fixed Income
14 23 (0.90%) Analytical Mindset
15 20 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
16 19 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 281 (11.05%) Windows
2 95 (3.74%) Windows 10
3 55 (2.16%) Unix
4 53 (2.08%) Linux
5 39 (1.53%) Windows Server
6 34 (1.34%) Windows 7
7 16 (0.63%) Android
8 9 (0.35%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.16%) VMS
9 4 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.12%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.12%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.12%) Windows Server 2019
10 3 (0.12%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.079%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.039%) CentOS
12 1 (0.039%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.039%) MVS
12 1 (0.039%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.039%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 492 (19.35%) Business Intelligence
2 443 (17.42%) Agile Software Development
3 398 (15.65%) Project Management
4 386 (15.18%) Data Analysis
5 328 (12.90%) Analytics
6 327 (12.86%) Problem-Solving
7 248 (9.75%) Stakeholder Management
8 206 (8.10%) Decision-Making
9 203 (7.98%) Visualisation
10 186 (7.31%) Migration
11 183 (7.20%) Data Modelling
12 177 (6.96%) Project Delivery
13 169 (6.65%) Change Management
13 169 (6.65%) Requirements Gathering
14 160 (6.29%) Scrum
15 152 (5.98%) ITIL
16 139 (5.47%) ETL
17 134 (5.27%) PRINCE2
18 133 (5.23%) Business Analysis
19 124 (4.88%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 681 (26.78%) SQL
2 316 (12.43%) VBA
3 213 (8.38%) Python
4 184 (7.24%) C#
5 125 (4.92%) T-SQL
6 112 (4.40%) R
7 108 (4.25%) VB
8 86 (3.38%) VB.NET
9 72 (2.83%) Java
10 71 (2.79%) PL/SQL
11 52 (2.04%) C
12 41 (1.61%) JavaScript
13 38 (1.49%) PowerShell
14 26 (1.02%) Perl
15 25 (0.98%) C++
16 16 (0.63%) Shell Script
17 15 (0.59%) HiveQL
17 15 (0.59%) Scala
18 13 (0.51%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 13 (0.51%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 276 (10.85%) Degree
2 177 (6.96%) Security Cleared
3 121 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 41 (1.61%) PMI Certification
5 37 (1.45%) PMP
6 29 (1.14%) ISEB
7 25 (0.98%) ISTQB
8 21 (0.83%) Master's Degree
9 20 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
9 20 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
9 20 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 18 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
11 16 (0.63%) Numerate Degree
12 14 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
12 14 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 13 (0.51%) ACCA
13 13 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 11 (0.43%) DBS Check
14 11 (0.43%) ISEB Practitioner
14 11 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 221 (8.69%) PMO
2 166 (6.53%) Data Quality
3 162 (6.37%) QA
4 57 (2.24%) SLA
5 20 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 19 (0.75%) GDPR
7 18 (0.71%) MiFID
8 16 (0.63%) EMIR
9 15 (0.59%) Dodd-Frank
10 14 (0.55%) IFRS
11 12 (0.47%) GRC
11 12 (0.47%) NIST
12 11 (0.43%) Accessibility
12 11 (0.43%) FINREP
12 11 (0.43%) P3O
13 10 (0.39%) Basel III
13 10 (0.39%) COREP
14 8 (0.31%) ISO 22301
14 8 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 7 (0.28%) COBIT
System Software
1 132 (5.19%) Active Directory
2 18 (0.71%) HDFS
2 18 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
4 9 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (0.24%) Docker
7 5 (0.20%) BitLocker
7 5 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.079%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.079%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.079%) vSphere
9 1 (0.039%) Firmware
9 1 (0.039%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.039%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.039%) OpenDJ
9 1 (0.039%) Snort
9 1 (0.039%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.039%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 44 (1.73%) SCCM
2 16 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
3 11 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (0.43%) Jamf Pro
4 10 (0.39%) HP ALM
5 9 (0.35%) AirWatch
6 5 (0.20%) Ansible
6 5 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (0.20%) WMI
7 4 (0.16%) Aspera SmartTrack
7 4 (0.16%) Kubernetes
7 4 (0.16%) SCOM
8 3 (0.12%) Control-M
9 2 (0.079%) CA Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.079%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.079%) PaperCut
9 2 (0.079%) SmoothWall
9 2 (0.079%) WebSphere Cast Iron
9 2 (0.079%) WSUS
9 2 (0.079%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 1,115 (43.85%) Microsoft
2 276 (10.85%) Oracle
3 146 (5.74%) SAP
4 80 (3.15%) Google
5 79 (3.11%) ServiceNow
6 75 (2.95%) Salesforce.com
7 59 (2.32%) Adobe
8 52 (2.04%) Citrix
9 41 (1.61%) Alteryx
9 41 (1.61%) IBM
10 29 (1.14%) VMware
11 28 (1.10%) HP
11 28 (1.10%) Workday
12 26 (1.02%) Informatica
13 25 (0.98%) Databricks
14 23 (0.90%) Bloomberg
14 23 (0.90%) Teradata
15 22 (0.87%) Cisco
16 16 (0.63%) CyberArk
16 16 (0.63%) Planview