Period
to 17 February 2018

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 February 2018 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 511 452 498
Rank change year-on-year -59 +46 -64
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 373 454 435
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.47% 0.40%
As % of the Applications category 4.24% 5.24% 4.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 270 255
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +14.50% +2.34%
10th Percentile £185 £150 £164
90th Percentile £688 £602 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £314 £291
% change year-on-year +8.37% +7.73% +16.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 72 53
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £11.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.66% -21.67% -6.13%
10th Percentile £11.25 £9.44 £9.00
90th Percentile £29.43 £23.68 £35.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.73 £11.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +33.93% -26.67% +25.00%

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 8,797 8,665 10,800
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.74% 9.03% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,394 5,111 6,350
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £350
10th Percentile £140 £145 £153
90th Percentile £560 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 775 883 998
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £15.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.95% +5.86%
10th Percentile £10.29 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £37.40 £40.50 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £14.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year -1.69% -1.67% +3.45%

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 February 2018.

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 February 2018.

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 February 2018. 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 -53 364 £400 +6.67% 87
London -15 218 £474 +11.47% 20
UK excluding London -70 152 £340 +8.37% 68
South East -34 53 £259 -20.23% 14
North of England +13 31 £338 +5.47% 19
South West +6 21 £353 -9.62% 9
Midlands -14 21 £326 +30.50% 16
Yorkshire +6 20 £360 +45.45% 5
East of England -33 18 £300 +9.09% 9
West Midlands -1 11 £288 +35.29% 13
East Midlands -12 10 £450 +63.64% 3
North West -4 8 £263 -30.00% 9
Scotland -21 5 £450 - 1
North East +50 3 £275 -14.06% 5
Wales -1 3 £298 +108.77%

For the 6 months to 17 February 2018, 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.

1 199 (53.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 125 (33.51%) Finance
3 86 (23.06%) Analytical Skills
4 72 (19.30%) VBA
5 69 (18.50%) SQL
6 61 (16.35%) Microsoft
7 47 (12.60%) Business Intelligence
7 47 (12.60%) Project Management
8 45 (12.06%) Data Analysis
9 43 (11.53%) C#
10 39 (10.46%) Python
10 39 (10.46%) Security Cleared
11 37 (9.92%) Microsoft Office
11 37 (9.92%) Analytics
12 34 (9.12%) Oracle
13 32 (8.58%) C++
14 31 (8.31%) Internet
14 31 (8.31%) Migration
14 31 (8.31%) Banking
14 31 (8.31%) Degree
15 30 (8.04%) Power BI
16 28 (7.51%) Windows
17 27 (7.24%) QA
18 26 (6.97%) Operations Research
18 26 (6.97%) Agile Software Development
19 25 (6.70%) Fixed Income
19 25 (6.70%) Front Office
19 25 (6.70%) Workflow
19 25 (6.70%) SQL Server
20 24 (6.43%) Billing

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 22 (5.90%) SharePoint
2 19 (5.09%) SAS
3 7 (1.88%) Oracle Workflow
4 5 (1.34%) CMS
5 4 (1.07%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (1.07%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.80%) Apache
7 2 (0.54%) Confluence
7 2 (0.54%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 199 (53.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (9.92%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (5.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (2.95%) MS Visio
5 9 (2.41%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (1.61%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.27%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.27%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.27%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 19 (5.09%) Oracle General Ledger
2 18 (4.83%) Oracle Assets
2 18 (4.83%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (4.83%) Oracle EBS R12
2 18 (4.83%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 18 (4.83%) Oracle iProcurement
2 18 (4.83%) Oracle Payables
2 18 (4.83%) Oracle Receivables
3 9 (2.41%) Oracle Financials
4 7 (1.88%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 4 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (1.07%) ResourceLink
6 3 (0.80%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.54%) Maximo
7 2 (0.54%) Orchestrade
7 2 (0.54%) Primavera
7 2 (0.54%) RMDS
8 1 (0.27%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.41%) Office 365
2 6 (1.61%) Dynamics 365
2 6 (1.61%) GitHub
3 5 (1.34%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 4 (1.07%) Google Analytics
4 4 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.07%) Trello
5 2 (0.54%) Google Play
5 2 (0.54%) OneDrive
5 2 (0.54%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.27%) AdWords
6 1 (0.27%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 31 (8.31%) Internet
2 12 (3.22%) SMS
3 4 (1.07%) LAN
3 4 (1.07%) WAN
4 2 (0.54%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (0.54%) DNS
4 2 (0.54%) DWDM
4 2 (0.54%) Firewall
4 2 (0.54%) FTP
4 2 (0.54%) SecureCRT
4 2 (0.54%) VPLS
4 2 (0.54%) WLAN
5 1 (0.27%) 4G
5 1 (0.27%) Broadband
5 1 (0.27%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.27%) Intranet
5 1 (0.27%) Skype
5 1 (0.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (8.04%) Power BI
2 25 (6.70%) SQL Server
3 18 (4.83%) Oracle Database
3 18 (4.83%) Oracle Database 10g
3 18 (4.83%) Oracle Database 11g
3 18 (4.83%) Oracle Discoverer
3 18 (4.83%) Oracle Reports
4 17 (4.56%) SAS EBI
5 15 (4.02%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (3.49%) Relational Database
6 13 (3.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (2.95%) Big Data
7 11 (2.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (2.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (1.61%) MySQL
9 6 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (1.07%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.07%) MS Access
10 4 (1.07%) SQL Server 2016
10 4 (1.07%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 8 (2.14%) JIRA
2 6 (1.61%) Selenium
2 6 (1.61%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (0.54%) Capybara
5 2 (0.54%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.54%) RSpec
6 1 (0.27%) GCC
6 1 (0.27%) GDB
6 1 (0.27%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.27%) Subversion
6 1 (0.27%) TeamCity
General
1 125 (33.51%) Finance
2 31 (8.31%) Banking
3 25 (6.70%) Front Office
4 24 (6.43%) Billing
5 15 (4.02%) Retail
6 10 (2.68%) Legal
6 10 (2.68%) Telecoms
7 8 (2.14%) Investment Banking
7 8 (2.14%) Marketing
8 5 (1.34%) Advertising
8 5 (1.34%) Law
9 4 (1.07%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.80%) French Language
10 3 (0.80%) Publishing
10 3 (0.80%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.54%) Electronics
11 2 (0.54%) Games
11 2 (0.54%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.54%) German Language
11 2 (0.54%) Military
Job Titles
1 124 (33.24%) Analyst
2 79 (21.18%) Developer
3 29 (7.77%) Administrator
3 29 (7.77%) Business Analyst
4 28 (7.51%) Data Analyst
5 21 (5.63%) VBA Developer
6 20 (5.36%) Pricing Developer
6 20 (5.36%) Quantitative Developer
7 19 (5.09%) Analytics Developer
7 19 (5.09%) C++ Developer
7 19 (5.09%) C++ Pricing Developer
7 19 (5.09%) C++ Quantitative Developer
8 17 (4.56%) Excel Analyst
8 17 (4.56%) Excel Developer
8 17 (4.56%) Support Analyst
9 15 (4.02%) Coordinator
9 15 (4.02%) Excel VBA Developer
9 15 (4.02%) Oracle Analyst
9 15 (4.02%) Oracle Support Analyst
10 14 (3.75%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (6.17%) XML
2 12 (3.22%) Rendezvous
3 11 (2.95%) .NET
4 10 (2.68%) HTML
5 7 (1.88%) JSON
6 6 (1.61%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (1.07%) .NET Framework
7 4 (1.07%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.80%) CSS
9 1 (0.27%) ADO
9 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.27%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 1 (0.27%) jQuery
9 1 (0.27%) REST
9 1 (0.27%) RESTful
9 1 (0.27%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (0.27%) STL
9 1 (0.27%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 86 (23.06%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (6.70%) Fixed Income
3 24 (6.43%) Derivative
4 21 (5.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 20 (5.36%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 15 (4.02%) Management Information System
7 12 (3.22%) User Experience
8 9 (2.41%) Computer Science
8 9 (2.41%) NHS
9 6 (1.61%) Data Centre
10 4 (1.07%) Blackberry
10 4 (1.07%) CMDB
11 3 (0.80%) Equities
12 2 (0.54%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (0.54%) Mobile App
13 1 (0.27%) Analytical Mindset
13 1 (0.27%) Data Structures
13 1 (0.27%) Enterprise Software
13 1 (0.27%) OTC Derivatives
13 1 (0.27%) Pricing Data
Operating Systems
1 28 (7.51%) Windows
2 14 (3.75%) Linux
3 9 (2.41%) Unix
4 6 (1.61%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.07%) Android
6 2 (0.54%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.54%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.54%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.27%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (12.60%) Business Intelligence
1 47 (12.60%) Project Management
2 45 (12.06%) Data Analysis
3 37 (9.92%) Analytics
4 31 (8.31%) Migration
5 26 (6.97%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (6.97%) Operations Research
6 25 (6.70%) Workflow
7 20 (5.36%) PRINCE2
7 20 (5.36%) Quantitative Research
8 19 (5.09%) Risk Analytics
9 18 (4.83%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (4.29%) CRM
10 16 (4.29%) Customer Engagement
10 16 (4.29%) Data Migration
11 13 (3.49%) Line Management
11 13 (3.49%) Statistics
12 12 (3.22%) Asset Management
12 12 (3.22%) High Availability
12 12 (3.22%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 72 (19.30%) VBA
2 69 (18.50%) SQL
3 43 (11.53%) C#
4 39 (10.46%) Python
5 32 (8.58%) C++
6 13 (3.49%) Java
7 9 (2.41%) R
8 8 (2.14%) C
9 6 (1.61%) Go
9 6 (1.61%) T-SQL
10 5 (1.34%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.07%) PHP
11 4 (1.07%) VB
12 3 (0.80%) JavaScript
12 3 (0.80%) Perl
12 3 (0.80%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.54%) Ruby
14 1 (0.27%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (10.46%) Security Cleared
2 31 (8.31%) Degree
3 17 (4.56%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (2.68%) MCSE
6 9 (2.41%) DV Cleared
7 7 (1.88%) CCNA
7 7 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (1.88%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (1.34%) MCP
9 4 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (1.07%) CCA
9 4 (1.07%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (1.07%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (0.80%) BICSI Certification
10 3 (0.80%) JNCIA
10 3 (0.80%) JNCIS
10 3 (0.80%) LPIC
10 3 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.80%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.24%) QA
2 24 (6.43%) PMO
3 8 (2.14%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.34%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.80%) GDPR
5 3 (0.80%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 12207
5 3 (0.80%) MiFID
5 3 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.54%) WAI
7 1 (0.27%) COBIT
7 1 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.27%) EMIR
7 1 (0.27%) IFRS
7 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.27%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (1.34%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.07%) Firmware
3 1 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (0.54%) Nessus
2 1 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 61 (16.35%) Microsoft
2 34 (9.12%) Oracle
3 14 (3.75%) SAP
4 13 (3.49%) Tableau
4 13 (3.49%) TIBCO
5 10 (2.68%) Google
6 9 (2.41%) CheckPoint
6 9 (2.41%) Cisco
6 9 (2.41%) HP
7 6 (1.61%) Adobe
8 5 (1.34%) Cognos
9 3 (0.80%) Dell
9 3 (0.80%) Juniper
9 3 (0.80%) MobileIron
9 3 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.54%) Ariba
10 2 (0.54%) CyberArk
10 2 (0.54%) Palo Alto
10 2 (0.54%) Remedy
10 2 (0.54%) Reuters