Period
to 10 May 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 10 May 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
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 100 68 77
Rank change year-on-year -32 +9 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 1,349 1,701 2,871
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.42% 3.28% 3.09%
As % of the Applications category 35.52% 37.96% 37.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 819 1,057 1,741
10th Percentile £145 £150 £163
25th Percentile £228 £213 £250
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £350 £375
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +3.38%
75th Percentile £488 £488 £488
90th Percentile £598 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £350
% change year-on-year - -7.14% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 118 187
10th Percentile £10.81 £11.85 £10.16
25th Percentile £13.25 £15.56 £13.45
Median hourly rate £18.17 £20.11 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -9.65% +14.91% -3.23%
75th Percentile £28.22 £26.45 £24.63
90th Percentile £40.89 £43.68 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.11 £16.72
% change year-on-year -17.95% +20.28% +4.50%

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 3,798 4,481 7,643
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.82% 8.63% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,291 2,633 4,604
10th Percentile £150 £143 £143
25th Percentile £252 £210 £225
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £363 £375
Median % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +3.45%
75th Percentile £500 £481 £484
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £329 £350
% change year-on-year +2.49% -5.91% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 355 493 620
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.26 £10.75
25th Percentile £13.25 £13.50 £12.88
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year +2.78% +9.09% +3.13%
75th Percentile £27.74 £23.00 £25.25
90th Percentile £44.50 £42.70 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% +6.67%

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 10 May 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 10 May 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 10 May 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 -23 1,147 £375 +7.07% 415
UK excluding London -7 642 £325 - 309
London -52 522 £405 -4.31% 126
Work from Home -53 298 £396 +13.21% 53
South East -2 207 £400 +23.08% 68
North of England -13 122 £221 -32.08% 79
Midlands +7 114 £300 - 65
North West -6 87 £223 -32.35% 44
East of England +29 78 £325 +51.16% 38
West Midlands -6 78 £329 +7.43% 34
Scotland -28 50 £350 +16.67% 15
South West -23 47 £400 +21.47% 35
East Midlands +18 35 £92 -66.55% 30
Yorkshire -31 22 £250 -23.08% 32
Wales +18 21 £363 +190.00% 9
North East +18 13 £123 -49.33% 3
Northern Ireland +6 3 £375 +20.00% 2
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 10 May 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.

1 559 (41.44%) Microsoft
2 473 (35.06%) Social Skills
3 419 (31.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 371 (27.50%) Finance
5 370 (27.43%) SQL
6 359 (26.61%) Microsoft Office
7 263 (19.50%) Analytical Skills
8 251 (18.61%) Business Intelligence
9 226 (16.75%) Power Platform
10 222 (16.46%) Power BI
11 207 (15.34%) Agile Software Development
12 204 (15.12%) Project Management
13 183 (13.57%) MS Visio
14 178 (13.19%) Data Analysis
15 173 (12.82%) Degree
16 165 (12.23%) Analytics
17 159 (11.79%) Problem-Solving
18 157 (11.64%) VBA
19 154 (11.42%) Security Cleared
20 139 (10.30%) Windows
21 138 (10.23%) SharePoint
22 124 (9.19%) Decision-Making
23 121 (8.97%) SQL Server
24 117 (8.67%) Migration
25 114 (8.45%) Stakeholder Management
26 110 (8.15%) Public Sector
27 108 (8.01%) Visualisation
28 104 (7.71%) Tableau
28 104 (7.71%) Microsoft Project
29 101 (7.49%) Python

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
1 138 (10.23%) SharePoint
2 43 (3.19%) Confluence
3 26 (1.93%) SAS
4 19 (1.41%) Jupyter
5 11 (0.82%) Skype for Business
6 9 (0.67%) CMS
7 8 (0.59%) Moodle
8 4 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.30%) Mule
8 4 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.22%) Smallworld
9 3 (0.22%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.22%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.15%) Apache
10 2 (0.15%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.15%) JBoss
10 2 (0.15%) Jetty
10 2 (0.15%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 419 (31.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 359 (26.61%) Microsoft Office
3 183 (13.57%) MS Visio
4 104 (7.71%) Microsoft Project
5 78 (5.78%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.59%) AutoCAD
6 8 (0.59%) Camtasia
7 6 (0.44%) Revit
8 4 (0.30%) SPSS
9 3 (0.22%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.15%) FileZilla
10 2 (0.15%) GNU Octave
10 2 (0.15%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.15%) Stata
11 1 (0.074%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.074%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 18 (1.33%) SAP S/4HANA
2 15 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.59%) SAP HCM
4 6 (0.44%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 4 (0.30%) Maximo
5 4 (0.30%) MFGPRO
5 4 (0.30%) SAP MM
5 4 (0.30%) SAP PM
5 4 (0.30%) thinkFolio
6 3 (0.22%) Cerner Millennium
6 3 (0.22%) Cognos TM1
6 3 (0.22%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.22%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.22%) SAP MDG
6 3 (0.22%) SAP PP
6 3 (0.22%) SAP QM
6 3 (0.22%) SAP SD
6 3 (0.22%) Workday HCM
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 226 (16.75%) Power Platform
2 95 (7.04%) Azure
3 67 (4.97%) Microsoft 365
4 36 (2.67%) AWS
5 19 (1.41%) Google Analytics
6 18 (1.33%) SaaS
6 18 (1.33%) SuccessFactors
7 17 (1.26%) Adobe Analytics
8 16 (1.19%) PowerApps
9 14 (1.04%) GCP
9 14 (1.04%) Power Automate
10 9 (0.67%) Google Sheets
11 8 (0.59%) Lucidchart
12 6 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
12 6 (0.44%) PaaS
12 6 (0.44%) Trello
13 4 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
13 4 (0.30%) Force.com
14 3 (0.22%) Azure Data Factory
14 3 (0.22%) FinancialForce
Communications & Networking
1 34 (2.52%) Firewall
2 32 (2.37%) LAN
3 29 (2.15%) WAN
4 26 (1.93%) VPN
5 23 (1.70%) DHCP
5 23 (1.70%) DNS
5 23 (1.70%) TCP/IP
6 19 (1.41%) Internet
7 17 (1.26%) Skype
8 16 (1.19%) VLAN
9 14 (1.04%) IPsec
9 14 (1.04%) Network Security
10 13 (0.96%) POP3
10 13 (0.96%) SMTP
10 13 (0.96%) SNMP
11 11 (0.82%) Wireless
12 8 (0.59%) 4G
12 8 (0.59%) Intranet
12 8 (0.59%) SD-WAN
13 6 (0.44%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 222 (16.46%) Power BI
2 121 (8.97%) SQL Server
3 104 (7.71%) Tableau
4 62 (4.60%) Data Warehouse
5 60 (4.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 55 (4.08%) MS Access
7 43 (3.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 42 (3.11%) Relational Database
9 32 (2.37%) QlikView
10 26 (1.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 18 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
12 17 (1.26%) Data Mining
13 16 (1.19%) BigQuery
13 16 (1.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 14 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
15 11 (0.82%) RDBMS
16 10 (0.74%) MySQL
17 9 (0.67%) GIS
17 9 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
18 8 (0.59%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 96 (7.12%) JIRA
2 18 (1.33%) Visual Studio
3 13 (0.96%) Cucumber
4 12 (0.89%) Git (software)
4 12 (0.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 10 (0.74%) Eclipse
5 10 (0.74%) Selenium
6 9 (0.67%) Jenkins
7 8 (0.59%) Gatling
8 6 (0.44%) Postman
8 6 (0.44%) ScriptRunner
9 5 (0.37%) ERwin
9 5 (0.37%) Toad
10 4 (0.30%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.22%) Ant
11 3 (0.22%) JMeter
11 3 (0.22%) LSMW
11 3 (0.22%) REST Assured
11 3 (0.22%) Subversion
General
1 473 (35.06%) Social Skills
2 371 (27.50%) Finance
3 263 (19.50%) Analytical Skills
4 110 (8.15%) Public Sector
5 88 (6.52%) Organisational Skills
6 84 (6.23%) Banking
7 80 (5.93%) Presentation Skills
8 79 (5.86%) Telecoms
9 66 (4.89%) Marketing
10 46 (3.41%) Influencing Skills
10 46 (3.41%) Legal
11 36 (2.67%) Retail
12 32 (2.37%) Front Office
13 21 (1.56%) Manufacturing
14 20 (1.48%) Law
15 19 (1.41%) Investment Banking
15 19 (1.41%) Publishing
16 12 (0.89%) Billing
16 12 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
17 11 (0.82%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 529 (39.21%) Analyst
2 193 (14.31%) Data Analyst
3 149 (11.05%) Developer
4 110 (8.15%) Business Analyst
5 63 (4.67%) Project Manager
6 58 (4.30%) Administrator
7 43 (3.19%) Coordinator
8 42 (3.11%) Service Analyst
9 41 (3.04%) Report Analyst
10 37 (2.74%) Consultant
11 35 (2.59%) Excel Analyst
12 33 (2.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 33 (2.45%) Service Desk Analyst
13 28 (2.08%) Architect
13 28 (2.08%) Project Coordinator
13 28 (2.08%) Senior Analyst
14 25 (1.85%) Information Analyst
15 24 (1.78%) Data Engineer
15 24 (1.78%) SQL Developer
15 24 (1.78%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (2.30%) XML
2 26 (1.93%) HTML
3 25 (1.85%) .NET
4 18 (1.33%) 802.1X
5 14 (1.04%) MDX
6 12 (0.89%) NumPy
6 12 (0.89%) Pandas
7 10 (0.74%) scikit-learn
7 10 (0.74%) SciPy
8 9 (0.67%) Flash
9 8 (0.59%) AngularJS
9 8 (0.59%) CSS
9 8 (0.59%) D3.js
9 8 (0.59%) Shiny
10 7 (0.52%) ASP.NET
10 7 (0.52%) jQuery
10 7 (0.52%) Spring
10 7 (0.52%) Web Services
11 6 (0.44%) JSON
12 5 (0.37%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 91 (6.75%) Management Information System
2 74 (5.49%) NHS
3 49 (3.63%) Self-Motivation
4 31 (2.30%) Data Centre
5 29 (2.15%) Virtual Team
6 27 (2.00%) User Experience
7 24 (1.78%) Data Structures
8 19 (1.41%) Derivative
9 16 (1.19%) Fixed Income
10 15 (1.11%) Reinsurance
11 14 (1.04%) FMCG
12 13 (0.96%) Algorithms
12 13 (0.96%) Social Media
13 11 (0.82%) Credit Risk
13 11 (0.82%) Equities
14 10 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 9 (0.67%) Analytical Mindset
16 8 (0.59%) Learning Management System
16 8 (0.59%) PMI
17 7 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 139 (10.30%) Windows
2 58 (4.30%) Windows 10
3 44 (3.26%) Linux
4 28 (2.08%) Windows Server
5 23 (1.70%) Unix
6 13 (0.96%) Apple iOS
7 7 (0.52%) Windows 7
8 6 (0.44%) Mac OS
8 6 (0.44%) Windows Server 2019
9 5 (0.37%) Android
9 5 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.30%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.30%) Windows Server 2016
11 3 (0.22%) AIX
11 3 (0.22%) CentOS
11 3 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.15%) Debian
12 2 (0.15%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (18.61%) Business Intelligence
2 207 (15.34%) Agile Software Development
3 204 (15.12%) Project Management
4 178 (13.19%) Data Analysis
5 165 (12.23%) Analytics
6 159 (11.79%) Problem-Solving
7 124 (9.19%) Decision-Making
8 117 (8.67%) Migration
9 114 (8.45%) Stakeholder Management
10 108 (8.01%) Visualisation
11 79 (5.86%) Data Modelling
12 76 (5.63%) Change Management
13 73 (5.41%) ITIL
13 73 (5.41%) Project Delivery
14 72 (5.34%) Continuous Improvement
15 68 (5.04%) DevOps
16 67 (4.97%) ETL
17 65 (4.82%) Business Analysis
18 64 (4.74%) Data Management
19 60 (4.45%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 370 (27.43%) SQL
2 157 (11.64%) VBA
3 101 (7.49%) Python
4 64 (4.74%) VB
5 40 (2.97%) R
6 38 (2.82%) PowerShell
7 32 (2.37%) C#
8 27 (2.00%) Java
9 26 (1.93%) JavaScript
10 24 (1.78%) T-SQL
11 19 (1.41%) C
12 17 (1.26%) PL/SQL
13 11 (0.82%) C++
14 10 (0.74%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 10 (0.74%) VBScript
15 7 (0.52%) Perl
16 5 (0.37%) Apex Code
16 5 (0.37%) Scala
17 3 (0.22%) Bash Shell
17 3 (0.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 173 (12.82%) Degree
2 154 (11.42%) Security Cleared
3 99 (7.34%) SC Cleared
4 24 (1.78%) DV Cleared
4 24 (1.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (1.41%) CCNA
7 18 (1.33%) CCNP
7 18 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
8 17 (1.26%) PMI Certification
9 16 (1.19%) ISTQB
10 14 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
10 14 (1.04%) PMP
11 12 (0.89%) Master's Degree
12 11 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 10 (0.74%) ISEB
13 10 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (0.59%) CISM
14 8 (0.59%) CISSP
14 8 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (6.23%) PMO
2 76 (5.63%) Data Quality
3 75 (5.56%) QA
4 38 (2.82%) SLA
5 21 (1.56%) GDPR
6 9 (0.67%) MiFID
7 8 (0.59%) EMIR
7 8 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 17025
8 7 (0.52%) Basel III
9 6 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
9 6 (0.44%) IFRS
9 6 (0.44%) NIST
10 4 (0.30%) CRD IV
10 4 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
10 4 (0.30%) ISO 9000
11 3 (0.22%) COREP
12 2 (0.15%) Def Stans
12 2 (0.15%) IFRS 9
12 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 2 (0.15%) Solvency II
System Software
1 63 (4.67%) Active Directory
2 23 (1.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.22%) HDFS
4 2 (0.15%) Docker
4 2 (0.15%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.15%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.074%) KVM
5 1 (0.074%) NFS
5 1 (0.074%) Samba
5 1 (0.074%) Snort
5 1 (0.074%) SRDF
5 1 (0.074%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.074%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.074%) XenApp
5 1 (0.074%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (1.11%) Ansible
2 9 (0.67%) SCCM
3 6 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (0.30%) Control-M
5 4 (0.30%) EnCase
5 4 (0.30%) HP ALM
6 3 (0.22%) Jamf Pro
7 2 (0.15%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.15%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.15%) Puppet
7 2 (0.15%) Salt
7 2 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.074%) EMC TimeFinder
8 1 (0.074%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.074%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.074%) QRadar
8 1 (0.074%) SCOM
8 1 (0.074%) Terraform
8 1 (0.074%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 559 (41.44%) Microsoft
2 97 (7.19%) SAP
3 86 (6.38%) Oracle
4 44 (3.26%) Salesforce.com
5 37 (2.74%) Google
6 34 (2.52%) Cisco
7 27 (2.00%) Adobe
8 26 (1.93%) Alteryx
9 23 (1.70%) VMware
10 22 (1.63%) IBM
11 21 (1.56%) Informatica
12 20 (1.48%) ServiceNow
13 19 (1.41%) Citrix
14 18 (1.33%) Ericsson
14 18 (1.33%) Nokia
15 17 (1.26%) Huawei
16 11 (0.82%) Talend
16 11 (0.82%) Teradata
17 10 (0.74%) Dataiku
17 10 (0.74%) Workday