Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 563 539 485
Rank change year-on-year -24 -54 -8
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 348 377 489
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.37% 0.46%
As % of the Applications category 4.00% 4.14% 5.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 242 301
UK median daily rate £388 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +23.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £129 £171 £163
90th Percentile £675 £688 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £335 £278
% change year-on-year -10.45% +20.72% -2.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 41 52
UK median hourly rate £15.88 £14.50 £11.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.52% +21.90% -20.70%
10th Percentile £12.49 £11.25 £9.27
90th Percentile £42.70 £20.00 £23.66
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £13.87 £11.00
% change year-on-year +17.16% +26.09% -13.73%

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 8,702 9,097 9,739
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.37% 8.84% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,124 5,534 5,681
UK median daily rate £374 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.86% +3.55% -3.43%
10th Percentile £146 £143 £150
90th Percentile £556 £556 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £326 £325
% change year-on-year +7.28% +0.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 795 743 961
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -4.02% +4.19%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.00 £35.40 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.30 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +5.52% -6.45% +3.33%

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 16 November 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 16 November 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 16 November 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 -68 321 £405 +1.31% 72
London -35 173 £500 +11.11% 23
UK excluding London -13 168 £300 -10.45% 51
South East +5 52 £363 +25.00% 10
North of England -16 35 £375 +29.31% 23
East of England +15 27 £225 -35.71% 1
North West -10 18 £375 +11.94% 9
Midlands -23 18 £250 -33.33% 9
Yorkshire -11 15 £250 +9.46% 10
South West -30 15 £225 -36.17% 6
Scotland -3 13 £283 -37.22% 1
West Midlands -24 12 £253 -36.88% 3
Wales - 8 £365 - 1
East Midlands +1 6 £176 +24.91% 6
North East -4 2 - - 4

For the 6 months to 16 November 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.

1 167 (47.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 111 (31.90%) Finance
3 90 (25.86%) Microsoft
4 70 (20.11%) SQL
5 65 (18.68%) Analytical Skills
6 55 (15.80%) SQL Server
7 54 (15.52%) Problem-Solving
8 52 (14.94%) Agile Software Development
9 51 (14.66%) VBA
10 43 (12.36%) Migration
10 43 (12.36%) Analytics
11 41 (11.78%) C#
11 41 (11.78%) Windows
12 39 (11.21%) Microsoft Office
13 35 (10.06%) Banking
14 34 (9.77%) Data Analysis
14 34 (9.77%) Degree
15 32 (9.20%) Microsoft Azure
15 32 (9.20%) Project Management
16 31 (8.91%) Business Intelligence
17 29 (8.33%) .NET
18 28 (8.05%) Security Cleared
19 25 (7.18%) TDD
20 24 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
21 23 (6.61%) Validation
21 23 (6.61%) Change Management
22 21 (6.03%) Oracle
22 21 (6.03%) Windows 10
22 21 (6.03%) Power BI
23 20 (5.75%) Self-Motivation

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 20 (5.75%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.87%) NServiceBus
2 10 (2.87%) WebSphere
3 7 (2.01%) Confluence
4 5 (1.44%) IIS
5 3 (0.86%) ArcGIS
6 2 (0.57%) CMS
6 2 (0.57%) SAS
6 2 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.57%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.29%) Apache
7 1 (0.29%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 167 (47.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 39 (11.21%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (5.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (2.01%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.29%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 7 (2.01%) Markit EDM
2 4 (1.15%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (0.86%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.29%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 32 (9.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.72%) Google Analytics
3 6 (1.72%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (1.72%) Office 365
4 5 (1.44%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (1.15%) Google Tag Manager
6 2 (0.57%) iPaaS
6 2 (0.57%) PaaS
7 1 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.29%) Datadog
7 1 (0.29%) GitHub
7 1 (0.29%) Lucidchart
7 1 (0.29%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.29%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.16%) Internet
2 9 (2.59%) Firewall
3 4 (1.15%) Intranet
3 4 (1.15%) WLAN
4 3 (0.86%) CTI
4 3 (0.86%) PBX
5 2 (0.57%) DKIM
5 2 (0.57%) DMARC
5 2 (0.57%) Network Security
5 2 (0.57%) VPN
5 2 (0.57%) WebEx
5 2 (0.57%) Wireless
6 1 (0.29%) DNS
6 1 (0.29%) Extranet
6 1 (0.29%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.29%) LAN
6 1 (0.29%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.29%) SAN
6 1 (0.29%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (15.80%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.03%) Power BI
3 16 (4.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (3.74%) MS Access
4 13 (3.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (2.87%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (2.30%) BusinessObjects
7 7 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (2.01%) Essbase
8 6 (1.72%) Data Mining
8 6 (1.72%) OLAP
8 6 (1.72%) QlikView
9 5 (1.44%) GIS
9 5 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (1.15%) Big Data
10 4 (1.15%) Oracle ODI
10 4 (1.15%) Oracle Smart View
10 4 (1.15%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.86%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 10 (2.87%) Artifactory
1 10 (2.87%) Bitbucket
1 10 (2.87%) Moq
1 10 (2.87%) NCrunch
1 10 (2.87%) NUnit
1 10 (2.87%) ReSharper
1 10 (2.87%) TeamCity
2 7 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.44%) JIRA
4 1 (0.29%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.29%) ERwin
4 1 (0.29%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.29%) GitLab
4 1 (0.29%) LSMW
4 1 (0.29%) MSI
General
1 111 (31.90%) Finance
2 35 (10.06%) Banking
3 19 (5.46%) Front Office
3 19 (5.46%) Investment Banking
4 14 (4.02%) Legal
5 12 (3.45%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.87%) Retail
7 8 (2.30%) Law
8 6 (1.72%) Advertising
8 6 (1.72%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (1.72%) Publishing
9 5 (1.44%) Marketing
10 4 (1.15%) Electronics
11 3 (0.86%) Back Office
11 3 (0.86%) Billing
12 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.29%) French Language
12 1 (0.29%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 108 (31.03%) Analyst
2 82 (23.56%) Developer
3 32 (9.20%) Data Analyst
4 30 (8.62%) C# Developer
5 24 (6.90%) Excel Developer
6 23 (6.61%) Consultant
7 21 (6.03%) Administrator
8 20 (5.75%) VBA Developer
9 19 (5.46%) Senior Developer
10 16 (4.60%) Business Analyst
11 13 (3.74%) C# Pricing Developer
11 13 (3.74%) C# Quant Developer
11 13 (3.74%) Pricing Developer
11 13 (3.74%) Project Manager
11 13 (3.74%) Quantitative Developer
12 12 (3.45%) Coordinator
13 11 (3.16%) Java Developer
13 11 (3.16%) Senior C# Developer
13 11 (3.16%) Test Analyst
14 10 (2.87%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (8.33%) .NET
2 17 (4.89%) ASP.NET
3 16 (4.60%) ASP.NET Core
4 12 (3.45%) REST
4 12 (3.45%) WCF
4 12 (3.45%) WPF
5 11 (3.16%) ASP.NET Web API
5 11 (3.16%) Middleware
6 10 (2.87%) MSMQ
6 10 (2.87%) WebSphere MQ
6 10 (2.87%) WinForms
7 9 (2.59%) Oracle Fusion
7 9 (2.59%) Web Services
8 7 (2.01%) XML
9 5 (1.44%) Spring
9 5 (1.44%) Spring Boot
10 4 (1.15%) .NET Framework
11 2 (0.57%) COM
11 2 (0.57%) EDI
12 1 (0.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 65 (18.68%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (5.75%) Derivative
2 20 (5.75%) Self-Motivation
3 19 (5.46%) Hedge funds
4 18 (5.17%) Fixed Income
4 18 (5.17%) Management Information System
5 16 (4.60%) Credit Derivative
6 12 (3.45%) Client/Server
7 9 (2.59%) NHS
8 8 (2.30%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (1.72%) Data Structures
10 5 (1.44%) Data Centre
10 5 (1.44%) Driving Licence
10 5 (1.44%) Handset
10 5 (1.44%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.44%) Replication
10 5 (1.44%) Smartphone
10 5 (1.44%) Virtual Team
11 4 (1.15%) Computer Science
11 4 (1.15%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 41 (11.78%) Windows
2 21 (6.03%) Windows 10
3 10 (2.87%) Windows 7
4 5 (1.44%) Android
4 5 (1.44%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.86%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.86%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.57%) Linux
6 2 (0.57%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.57%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (15.52%) Problem-Solving
2 52 (14.94%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (12.36%) Analytics
3 43 (12.36%) Migration
4 34 (9.77%) Data Analysis
5 32 (9.20%) Project Management
6 31 (8.91%) Business Intelligence
7 25 (7.18%) TDD
8 23 (6.61%) Change Management
8 23 (6.61%) Validation
9 20 (5.75%) ETL
10 19 (5.46%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (5.46%) Stakeholder Management
11 18 (5.17%) Asset Management
11 18 (5.17%) Risk Management
12 17 (4.89%) Mathematics
13 16 (4.60%) Business Analysis
13 16 (4.60%) MVC
13 16 (4.60%) Programme Management
14 15 (4.31%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 70 (20.11%) SQL
2 51 (14.66%) VBA
3 41 (11.78%) C#
4 13 (3.74%) Java
5 9 (2.59%) VB
6 7 (2.01%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.72%) Python
7 6 (1.72%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.15%) R
8 4 (1.15%) VB.NET
9 3 (0.86%) C
9 3 (0.86%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.57%) C++
11 1 (0.29%) ABAP
11 1 (0.29%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.29%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.29%) Java 8
11 1 (0.29%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.29%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 34 (9.77%) Degree
2 28 (8.05%) Security Cleared
3 18 (5.17%) SC Cleared
4 13 (3.74%) Numerate Degree
4 13 (3.74%) PhD
5 8 (2.30%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.57%) ACCA
7 2 (0.57%) CFA
7 2 (0.57%) CISM
7 2 (0.57%) CISSP
7 2 (0.57%) ECDL
7 2 (0.57%) ISEB
7 2 (0.57%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.57%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.57%) PMP
7 2 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.29%) MBA
8 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.60%) QA
2 12 (3.45%) PMO
3 8 (2.30%) Data Quality
4 7 (2.01%) SLA
5 5 (1.44%) GDPR
6 1 (0.29%) COSHH
6 1 (0.29%) GMP
6 1 (0.29%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.57%) BitLocker
2 2 (0.57%) HDFS
2 2 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (1.72%) SCCM
2 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.29%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.29%) Pingdom
4 1 (0.29%) Terraform
Vendors
1 90 (25.86%) Microsoft
2 21 (6.03%) Oracle
3 15 (4.31%) Google
4 12 (3.45%) DevExpress
4 12 (3.45%) SAP
4 12 (3.45%) Tableau
5 7 (2.01%) Sony
6 5 (1.44%) Hyperion
7 4 (1.15%) Bloomberg
7 4 (1.15%) CheckPoint
7 4 (1.15%) Remedy
7 4 (1.15%) Workday
8 3 (0.86%) Apple
8 3 (0.86%) ESRI
8 3 (0.86%) FactSet
8 3 (0.86%) Reuters
8 3 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.57%) Adobe
9 2 (0.57%) VMware
9 2 (0.57%) Wyse