Period
to 9 April 2020

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 9 April 2020 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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 493 579 553
Rank change year-on-year +86 -26 -109
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 204 314 361
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.32% 0.36%
As % of the Applications category 3.91% 3.85% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 180 232
Median daily rate £300 £425 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.41% +7.80% +2.40%
10th Percentile £124 £160 £185
90th Percentile £551 £650 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £240 £325 £325
% change year-on-year -26.15% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 46 38
Median hourly rate £17.55 £19.87 £16.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.69% +21.21% +34.50%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.08 £11.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £40.13 £43.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.55 £20.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year -13.31% +34.97% +34.83%

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 5,211 8,164 8,914
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.60% 8.43% 8.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,934 4,814 5,404
Median daily rate £350 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +2.74% +4.29%
10th Percentile £136 £143 £145
90th Percentile £550 £572 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £338
% change year-on-year -7.14% +3.70% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 592 659 776
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.30 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.43% +1.88% +3.23%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £42.98 £43.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% -

Spreadsheet
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Spreadsheet in the UK

Spreadsheet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Spreadsheet.

Daily rate trend for Spreadsheet in the UK

Spreadsheet
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Spreadsheet over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Spreadsheet in the UK

Spreadsheet
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Spreadsheet.

Hourly rate trend for Spreadsheet in the UK

Spreadsheet
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Spreadsheet over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Spreadsheet in the UK

Spreadsheet
Top 16 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 9 April 2020. 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 +92 184 £300 -29.41% 23
UK excluding London +103 123 £240 -26.15% 18
London +78 70 £397 -15.03% 6
South East +109 46 £200 -44.83% 5
North of England +68 34 £300 +2.13% 3
Yorkshire +71 14 £400 +6.67%
North West +33 12 £180 -28.36% 3
South West +28 12 £226 -26.03% 1
East of England +19 12 £251 -10.36% 5
Midlands +62 11 £250 - 3
North East +36 8 £200 -57.89%
Scotland +17 8 £225 -47.06%
West Midlands +66 7 £250 +25.00% 3
Work from Home +12 6 £324 -34.60% 1
East Midlands +33 4 £230 -18.73%
Wales +27 3 £385 -14.44% 1

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, 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 87 (42.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 39 (19.12%) Finance
3 34 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
4 33 (16.18%) Microsoft
5 30 (14.71%) Windows
6 29 (14.22%) Analytical Skills
6 29 (14.22%) Problem-Solving
7 28 (13.73%) Security Cleared
8 25 (12.25%) Incident Management
9 24 (11.76%) SQL
10 22 (10.78%) Internet
10 22 (10.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 22 (10.78%) Agile Software Development
10 22 (10.78%) Stakeholder Management
11 21 (10.29%) SC Cleared
12 20 (9.80%) Public Sector
12 20 (9.80%) Remote Desktop
12 20 (9.80%) Project Management
13 18 (8.82%) Remedy
13 18 (8.82%) ITSM
13 18 (8.82%) Active Directory
13 18 (8.82%) Windows XP
13 18 (8.82%) Telecoms
13 18 (8.82%) Windows Server
14 17 (8.33%) WebEx
14 17 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
14 17 (8.33%) Windows 7
14 17 (8.33%) MS Visio
15 16 (7.84%) Windows Server 2003
15 16 (7.84%) Peregrine

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 16 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2003
1 16 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2007
1 16 (7.84%) MS Exchange
2 6 (2.94%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.98%) Confluence
4 1 (0.49%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.49%) CMS
Applications
1 87 (42.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (10.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (8.33%) MS Visio
5 16 (7.84%) Microsoft Project
6 14 (6.86%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.49%) SPSS
7 1 (0.49%) Stata
Business Applications
1 16 (7.84%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.98%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.98%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.98%) SAP CCM
2 2 (0.98%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.49%) HFM
3 1 (0.49%) iTrent
3 1 (0.49%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.39%) Power Platform
2 6 (2.94%) Azure
3 4 (1.96%) PowerApps
4 3 (1.47%) AWS
4 3 (1.47%) Google Analytics
4 3 (1.47%) Office 365
5 2 (0.98%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.49%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 22 (10.78%) Internet
2 20 (9.80%) Remote Desktop
3 17 (8.33%) WebEx
4 15 (7.35%) VPN
5 9 (4.41%) 4G
6 8 (3.92%) 3G
6 8 (3.92%) 5G
7 3 (1.47%) LAN
8 2 (0.98%) VoIP
8 2 (0.98%) WAN
8 2 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.49%) ATM
9 1 (0.49%) DWDM
9 1 (0.49%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.49%) ISDN
9 1 (0.49%) SDH
9 1 (0.49%) SMS
9 1 (0.49%) Softphone
9 1 (0.49%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.90%) Data Warehouse
1 10 (4.90%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.92%) Power BI
3 7 (3.43%) Big Data
3 7 (3.43%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.45%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.98%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.98%) DB2
6 2 (0.98%) GIS
6 2 (0.98%) MS Access
6 2 (0.98%) OLAP
6 2 (0.98%) QlikView
6 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.49%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.49%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 6 (2.94%) JIRA
2 1 (0.49%) LSMW
2 1 (0.49%) MSI
2 1 (0.49%) Redmine
2 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 39 (19.12%) Finance
2 20 (9.80%) Public Sector
3 18 (8.82%) Telecoms
4 12 (5.88%) Law
5 10 (4.90%) Billing
6 9 (4.41%) Banking
7 7 (3.43%) Front Office
8 6 (2.94%) Manufacturing
9 5 (2.45%) Retail
10 4 (1.96%) Local Government
10 4 (1.96%) Publishing
11 3 (1.47%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.98%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.98%) Games
12 2 (0.98%) Marketing
12 2 (0.98%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.98%) Police
13 1 (0.49%) Back Office
13 1 (0.49%) Electronics
13 1 (0.49%) French Language
Job Titles
1 48 (23.53%) Analyst
2 21 (10.29%) Data Analyst
3 17 (8.33%) Developer
4 16 (7.84%) IT Support
5 15 (7.35%) Information Manager
6 12 (5.88%) Coordinator
7 10 (4.90%) Consultant
8 9 (4.41%) IT Analyst
9 8 (3.92%) Architect
9 8 (3.92%) Project Manager
9 8 (3.92%) Telecoms Architect
10 6 (2.94%) Administrator
10 6 (2.94%) Help Desk Support
10 6 (2.94%) Project Coordinator
10 6 (2.94%) SQL Analyst
10 6 (2.94%) Support Engineer
11 5 (2.45%) Change Manager
11 5 (2.45%) Governance Manager
11 5 (2.45%) Information Governance Manager
11 5 (2.45%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.45%) .NET
2 4 (1.96%) CSS
2 4 (1.96%) HTML
2 4 (1.96%) HTML5
3 3 (1.47%) CSS3
4 2 (0.98%) jQuery
4 2 (0.98%) RESTful
5 1 (0.49%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.49%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (0.49%) BAPI
5 1 (0.49%) IDoc
5 1 (0.49%) ODBC
5 1 (0.49%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 29 (14.22%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.35%) Blackberry
2 15 (7.35%) PDA
3 13 (6.37%) Management Information System
4 11 (5.39%) NHS
5 6 (2.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (2.45%) CMDB
6 5 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.45%) Fixed Income
6 5 (2.45%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.47%) Handset
7 3 (1.47%) User Experience
8 2 (0.98%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.98%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.98%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.49%) FMCG
9 1 (0.49%) Freedom of Information Act
9 1 (0.49%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 30 (14.71%) Windows
2 18 (8.82%) Windows Server
2 18 (8.82%) Windows XP
3 17 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 17 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (7.84%) Windows 2000
4 16 (7.84%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (7.84%) Windows Vista
5 5 (2.45%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.98%) Android
6 2 (0.98%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.98%) Linux
7 1 (0.49%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (14.22%) Problem-Solving
2 25 (12.25%) Incident Management
3 22 (10.78%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (10.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (9.80%) Project Management
5 18 (8.82%) ITSM
6 16 (7.84%) Data Analysis
7 15 (7.35%) Business Intelligence
7 15 (7.35%) Migration
8 13 (6.37%) Information Management
9 12 (5.88%) PRINCE2
10 11 (5.39%) Change Control
10 11 (5.39%) CRM
10 11 (5.39%) Records Management
11 10 (4.90%) Analytics
12 9 (4.41%) Data Modelling
13 8 (3.92%) Change Management
13 8 (3.92%) Information Governance
13 8 (3.92%) Performance Metrics
13 8 (3.92%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (11.76%) SQL
2 9 (4.41%) VBA
3 7 (3.43%) Python
3 7 (3.43%) VB
4 5 (2.45%) C
4 5 (2.45%) Java
5 4 (1.96%) R
6 2 (0.98%) C#
6 2 (0.98%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.98%) VB6
7 1 (0.49%) ABAP
7 1 (0.49%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.49%) C++
7 1 (0.49%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.49%) PHP
7 1 (0.49%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.49%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 28 (13.73%) Security Cleared
2 21 (10.29%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.94%) Degree
4 5 (2.45%) DV Cleared
4 5 (2.45%) MCP
5 4 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (1.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.47%) NVQ Level 3
7 1 (0.49%) ACCA
7 1 (0.49%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.92%) GDPR
1 8 (3.92%) QA
1 8 (3.92%) SLA
2 7 (3.43%) Data Quality
3 6 (2.94%) PMO
4 1 (0.49%) BS7799
4 1 (0.49%) GAAP
4 1 (0.49%) IFRS
4 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.49%) Solvency II
System Software
1 18 (8.82%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.98%) vCloud
2 2 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (7.84%) ServiceCenter
2 15 (7.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.98%) SCCM
3 2 (0.98%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (16.18%) Microsoft
2 18 (8.82%) Remedy
3 16 (7.84%) Bomgar
3 16 (7.84%) HP
3 16 (7.84%) Peregrine
4 14 (6.86%) Adobe
5 12 (5.88%) SAP
6 9 (4.41%) Oracle
7 6 (2.94%) Google
8 5 (2.45%) Tableau
9 3 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.98%) Cisco
10 2 (0.98%) Hyperion
10 2 (0.98%) IBM
10 2 (0.98%) Symantec
10 2 (0.98%) VMware
11 1 (0.49%) Blue Coat
11 1 (0.49%) BT
11 1 (0.49%) Capita
11 1 (0.49%) Civica