Period
to 17 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Spreadsheet skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Spreadsheet over the 6 months to 17 October 2019 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.

Spreadsheets
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 551 587 527
Rank change year-on-year +36 -60 -28
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 261 335 372
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.32% 0.37%
As % of the Applications category 3.64% 3.82% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 204 244
UK median daily rate £351 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.28% -6.38% +28.00%
10th Percentile £169 £127 £170
90th Percentile £521 £650 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £319 £325
% change year-on-year +1.92% -1.88% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 27 32
UK median hourly rate £14.13 £15.76 £15.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.37% +3.11% +13.22%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.90 £10.80
90th Percentile £28.67 £41.65 £22.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.25 £16.01 £13.87
% change year-on-year -10.97% +15.39% +26.09%

Spreadsheet 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 7,167 8,763 8,784
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.42% 8.49% 8.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,233 5,212 5,275
UK median daily rate £375 £373 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.47% +6.64% +3.70%
10th Percentile £145 £145 £145
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 652 797 679
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% -3.03%
10th Percentile £10.99 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.23 £40.85 £38.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.57 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +6.87% +3.33% -6.77%

Spreadsheet
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Spreadsheet as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Spreadsheet in the UK

Spreadsheet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Spreadsheet.

Contractor daily rate trend for Spreadsheet in the UK

Spreadsheet
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Spreadsheet over the 6 months to 17 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Spreadsheet in the UK

Spreadsheet
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Spreadsheet.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Spreadsheet in the UK

Spreadsheet
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Spreadsheet over the 6 months to 17 October 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Spreadsheet in the UK

Spreadsheet
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Spreadsheet within the UK over the 6 months to 17 October 2019. 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 +27 243 £351 -6.40% 83
UK excluding London +60 145 £325 +1.92% 68
London +15 113 £400 -15.79% 19
South East +37 50 £350 - 24
North of England +36 35 £325 -10.34% 12
North West +37 25 £325 -11.86% 6
South West +2 21 £303 +34.67% 10
East of England +25 13 £214 -42.23% 6
Midlands +41 12 £284 +13.13% 12
Scotland +21 11 £155 -46.55% 2
East Midlands +36 6 £102 -0.25% 8
West Midlands +28 6 £313 +0.81% 4
Yorkshire +22 6 £375 +36.36% 4
North East +21 4 - - 2
Wales +18 3 £375 -6.25% 1

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Spreadsheet 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 Spreadsheet.

1 137 (52.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 99 (37.93%) Finance
3 72 (27.59%) Microsoft
4 57 (21.84%) Agile Software Development
5 47 (18.01%) Analytical Skills
6 40 (15.33%) SQL
7 38 (14.56%) Project Management
7 38 (14.56%) Data Analysis
8 34 (13.03%) Security Cleared
9 33 (12.64%) Microsoft Office
10 31 (11.88%) Stakeholder Management
11 29 (11.11%) AWS
12 27 (10.34%) JIRA
12 27 (10.34%) Scrum
12 27 (10.34%) Windows
13 26 (9.96%) ETL
13 26 (9.96%) Problem-Solving
14 25 (9.58%) Migration
15 24 (9.20%) Business Intelligence
15 24 (9.20%) Google
15 24 (9.20%) SC Cleared
16 22 (8.43%) User Stories
16 22 (8.43%) Management Information System
16 22 (8.43%) Data Management
16 22 (8.43%) Acceptance Criteria
17 21 (8.05%) Epics
17 21 (8.05%) Power Platform
17 21 (8.05%) Google Sheets
17 21 (8.05%) SharePoint
17 21 (8.05%) VBA

Spreadsheet
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 21 (8.05%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.30%) Confluence
3 5 (1.92%) SAS
4 2 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.38%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.38%) Documentum
Applications
1 137 (52.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (12.64%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (3.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (2.68%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.92%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.77%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.77%) SPSS
6 2 (0.77%) Stata
7 1 (0.38%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.38%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.77%) Changepoint
2 2 (0.77%) Infor SunSystems
2 2 (0.77%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.38%) Maximo
3 1 (0.38%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.38%) Primavera
3 1 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.38%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.38%) SAP VC
Cloud Services
1 29 (11.11%) AWS
2 21 (8.05%) Google Sheets
2 21 (8.05%) Power Platform
3 18 (6.90%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (4.21%) Office 365
5 8 (3.07%) Azure
6 4 (1.53%) SuccessFactors
7 3 (1.15%) GitHub
7 3 (1.15%) SaaS
8 2 (0.77%) GCP
8 2 (0.77%) PowerApps
9 1 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.38%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.38%) Dropbox
9 1 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.38%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.38%) Slack
9 1 (0.38%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.15%) LAN
1 3 (1.15%) SAN
1 3 (1.15%) WAN
1 3 (1.15%) Wireless
2 2 (0.77%) NetScaler
2 2 (0.77%) VPN
3 1 (0.38%) ATM
3 1 (0.38%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.38%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (0.38%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.38%) Firewall
3 1 (0.38%) FTP
3 1 (0.38%) Internet
3 1 (0.38%) Intranet
3 1 (0.38%) ISDN
3 1 (0.38%) Q.931
3 1 (0.38%) QSIG
3 1 (0.38%) Skype
3 1 (0.38%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.38%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.66%) Power BI
2 19 (7.28%) SQL Server
3 12 (4.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (3.83%) MS Access
5 9 (3.45%) Relational Database
6 7 (2.68%) Data Mining
6 7 (2.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (2.30%) Hadoop
7 6 (2.30%) Pentaho
8 5 (1.92%) OLAP
8 5 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (1.15%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.77%) GIS
11 2 (0.77%) MySQL
11 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 27 (10.34%) JIRA
2 7 (2.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 7 (2.68%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.77%) Zephyr
5 1 (0.38%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.38%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.38%) MSI
5 1 (0.38%) NetBeans
5 1 (0.38%) PowerBuilder
5 1 (0.38%) PVCS
5 1 (0.38%) Toad
General
1 99 (37.93%) Finance
2 19 (7.28%) Public Sector
3 12 (4.60%) Banking
3 12 (4.60%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.83%) Retail
5 5 (1.92%) Front Office
5 5 (1.92%) Publishing
6 4 (1.53%) Local Government
7 3 (1.15%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.15%) Legal
7 3 (1.15%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.15%) Marketing
8 2 (0.77%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.38%) Automotive
9 1 (0.38%) Billing
9 1 (0.38%) International Banking
9 1 (0.38%) Law
9 1 (0.38%) Military
Job Titles
1 103 (39.46%) Analyst
2 38 (14.56%) Business Analyst
3 21 (8.05%) Coordinator
4 20 (7.66%) Data Analyst
4 20 (7.66%) Project Manager
5 19 (7.28%) Developer
6 12 (4.60%) Agile Business Analyst
7 10 (3.83%) Project Coordinator
7 10 (3.83%) Project Officer
7 10 (3.83%) Security Analyst
8 9 (3.45%) Administrator
8 9 (3.45%) Consultant
8 9 (3.45%) VBA Developer
9 7 (2.68%) Report Analyst
10 6 (2.30%) Excel Developer
10 6 (2.30%) Excel VBA Developer
10 6 (2.30%) Financial Analyst
10 6 (2.30%) IT Support
10 6 (2.30%) Junior
10 6 (2.30%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.53%) .NET
1 4 (1.53%) AngularJS
1 4 (1.53%) XML
2 3 (1.15%) jQuery
2 3 (1.15%) Middleware
3 2 (0.77%) React
4 1 (0.38%) ActiveX
4 1 (0.38%) BAPI
4 1 (0.38%) HTML
4 1 (0.38%) IDoc
4 1 (0.38%) ODBC
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.38%) REST
4 1 (0.38%) Swing
4 1 (0.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 47 (18.01%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (8.43%) Management Information System
3 11 (4.21%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (1.53%) Derivative
4 4 (1.53%) Driving Licence
4 4 (1.53%) Equities
4 4 (1.53%) Learning Management System
4 4 (1.53%) Social Media
4 4 (1.53%) User Experience
5 3 (1.15%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.15%) Credit Risk
5 3 (1.15%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.15%) Fixed Income
5 3 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (0.77%) Algorithms
6 2 (0.77%) Blog
6 2 (0.77%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (0.77%) FMCG
6 2 (0.77%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (0.77%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 27 (10.34%) Windows
2 17 (6.51%) Windows 10
3 6 (2.30%) Windows 7
3 6 (2.30%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (0.77%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.38%) Linux
5 1 (0.38%) OpenVMS
5 1 (0.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (21.84%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (14.56%) Data Analysis
2 38 (14.56%) Project Management
3 31 (11.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 27 (10.34%) Scrum
5 26 (9.96%) ETL
5 26 (9.96%) Problem-Solving
6 25 (9.58%) Migration
7 24 (9.20%) Business Intelligence
8 22 (8.43%) Acceptance Criteria
8 22 (8.43%) Data Management
8 22 (8.43%) User Stories
9 21 (8.05%) Epics
9 21 (8.05%) User Acceptance Testing
10 20 (7.66%) Change Control
10 20 (7.66%) Performance Metrics
11 19 (7.28%) Visualisation
12 18 (6.90%) Data Engineering
12 18 (6.90%) Risk Management
13 17 (6.51%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 40 (15.33%) SQL
2 21 (8.05%) VBA
3 12 (4.60%) C
4 7 (2.68%) Python
5 6 (2.30%) C#
5 6 (2.30%) VB
6 3 (1.15%) Java
6 3 (1.15%) R
6 3 (1.15%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.38%) ABAP
7 1 (0.38%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.38%) Korn
7 1 (0.38%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.38%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.38%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 34 (13.03%) Security Cleared
2 24 (9.20%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.13%) Degree
4 11 (4.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 9 (3.45%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.15%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.15%) PMP
7 2 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.77%) MCSE
7 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.38%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.38%) IIBA
8 1 (0.38%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.60%) PMO
2 9 (3.45%) Data Quality
2 9 (3.45%) QA
3 6 (2.30%) SLA
4 5 (1.92%) GDPR
5 3 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (3.83%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.15%) vCloud
2 3 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (1.92%) SCCM
2 3 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (1.15%) WSUS
3 2 (0.77%) EnCase
3 2 (0.77%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.38%) Control-M
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 72 (27.59%) Microsoft
2 24 (9.20%) Google
3 18 (6.90%) SAP
4 11 (4.21%) Oracle
5 6 (2.30%) Cloudera
5 6 (2.30%) ServiceNow
5 6 (2.30%) Tableau
6 4 (1.53%) IBM
7 3 (1.15%) Citrix
7 3 (1.15%) Symantec
7 3 (1.15%) VMware
7 3 (1.15%) Xceptor
8 2 (0.77%) Anaplan
8 2 (0.77%) Cellebrite
8 2 (0.77%) CheckPoint
8 2 (0.77%) Cognos
8 2 (0.77%) Fiserv
8 2 (0.77%) HP
8 2 (0.77%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.77%) Wyse