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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 18 August 2022 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
18 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 598 534 427
Rank change year-on-year -64 -107 +170
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 256 245 115
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.33% 0.34%
As % of the Applications category 4.14% 4.65% 4.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 142 75
10th Percentile £191 £159 £155
25th Percentile £315 £278 £277
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £463 £425 £432
Median % change year-on-year +8.82% -1.62% +11.84%
75th Percentile £650 £572 £544
90th Percentile £775 £788 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £355 £356
% change year-on-year +18.31% -0.28% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 38 11
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.49 £10.25
25th Percentile £13.25 £13.24 £11.60
Median hourly rate £15.75 £16.75 £18.98
Median % change year-on-year -5.94% -11.78% +26.74%
75th Percentile £20.16 £27.12 £28.75
90th Percentile £37.92 £32.21 £34.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.13 £16.75 £23.24
% change year-on-year -9.67% -27.95% +40.30%

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 6,190 5,273 2,763
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.08% 7.07% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,103 3,228 1,705
10th Percentile £163 £156 £135
25th Percentile £263 £270 £218
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £445 £415 £400
Median % change year-on-year +7.23% +3.75% +6.67%
75th Percentile £553 £538 £500
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 340 453 269
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.16
25th Percentile £13.89 £13.13 £13.81
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year +22.86% -7.89% +11.76%
75th Percentile £41.50 £25.50 £27.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £41.18 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +18.18% -8.33% +9.09%

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 18 August 2022.

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 18 August 2022.

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 18 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England -41 218 £500 +13.64% 52
Work from Home -50 120 £475 +18.75% 12
UK excluding London -37 119 £420 +18.31% 40
London -40 97 £650 +22.35% 13
North of England -9 46 £410 +78.26% 11
North West -6 36 £450 +95.65% 7
South East -6 34 £443 +22.92% 10
Midlands -33 24 £425 - 11
West Midlands -31 19 £425 +0.59% 9
Yorkshire -5 10 £225 -42.86% 2
Scotland -9 7 £350 +7.69% 1
East Midlands -5 5 £431 +1.47% 2
South West -16 5 £223 -26.75% 3
East of England -11 3 £345 -35.81% 4
Wales +1 2 £688 -

For the 6 months to 18 August 2022, 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.

1 100 (39.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 85 (33.20%) Social Skills
3 81 (31.64%) Microsoft
4 55 (21.48%) Analytics
5 54 (21.09%) Finance
6 41 (16.02%) Python
7 37 (14.45%) C++
8 36 (14.06%) C#
8 36 (14.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 33 (12.89%) Microsoft Office
10 32 (12.50%) Agile
10 32 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
11 27 (10.55%) SQL
12 25 (9.77%) Java
12 25 (9.77%) Windows
12 25 (9.77%) Project Management
12 25 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
13 23 (8.98%) .NET
13 23 (8.98%) Business Intelligence
13 23 (8.98%) Banking
13 23 (8.98%) Public Sector
14 21 (8.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 21 (8.20%) Front Office
14 21 (8.20%) PMO
15 20 (7.81%) Low Latency
15 20 (7.81%) High Availability
15 20 (7.81%) Electronic Trading
15 20 (7.81%) Security Cleared
15 20 (7.81%) TIBCO
15 20 (7.81%) Rendezvous

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 17 (6.64%) CMS
2 10 (3.91%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (0.78%) Confluence
4 1 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.39%) Documentum
4 1 (0.39%) Drupal
4 1 (0.39%) SAS
Applications
1 100 (39.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (12.89%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (8.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (3.13%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (2.34%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.17%) Oracle Smart View
6 3 (1.17%) SPSS
7 2 (0.78%) Stata
Business Applications
1 6 (2.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.17%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.78%) iTrent
3 2 (0.78%) Primavera
3 2 (0.78%) SAP PS
4 1 (0.39%) assyst
4 1 (0.39%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.39%) Maximo
4 1 (0.39%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 18 (7.03%) Power Platform
2 12 (4.69%) Azure
3 10 (3.91%) Google Sheets
4 8 (3.13%) AWS
5 6 (2.34%) AWS Lambda
5 6 (2.34%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (2.34%) Serverless
6 5 (1.95%) Amazon S3
7 4 (1.56%) Microsoft 365
7 4 (1.56%) PowerApps
8 3 (1.17%) Google Workspace
8 3 (1.17%) Smartsheet
9 2 (0.78%) Azure Logic Apps
9 2 (0.78%) Google Docs
10 1 (0.39%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 1 (0.39%) Azure Functions
10 1 (0.39%) Azure Storage
10 1 (0.39%) Google Data Studio
10 1 (0.39%) IaaS
10 1 (0.39%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.73%) Internet
2 2 (0.78%) 3G
2 2 (0.78%) Structured Cabling
2 2 (0.78%) Wireless
3 1 (0.39%) DHCP
3 1 (0.39%) DNS
3 1 (0.39%) FTP
3 1 (0.39%) MPLS
3 1 (0.39%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.39%) WebEx
3 1 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.47%) Power BI
2 13 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (3.91%) SQL Server
4 8 (3.13%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.34%) Tableau
6 5 (1.95%) DynamoDB
7 3 (1.17%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (1.17%) Data Mining
7 3 (1.17%) GIS
7 3 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.78%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.78%) MS Access
8 2 (0.78%) MySQL
8 2 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.78%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.39%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.39%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.39%) QlikView
9 1 (0.39%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 2 (0.78%) Cypress.io
1 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.39%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.39%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.39%) JIRA
2 1 (0.39%) TestRail
General
1 85 (33.20%) Social Skills
2 54 (21.09%) Finance
3 25 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (8.98%) Banking
4 23 (8.98%) Public Sector
5 21 (8.20%) Front Office
6 18 (7.03%) Investment Banking
7 13 (5.08%) Retail
8 12 (4.69%) Organisational Skills
9 11 (4.30%) Influencing Skills
10 8 (3.13%) Presentation Skills
11 7 (2.73%) Legal
12 6 (2.34%) Law
13 5 (1.95%) Billing
14 4 (1.56%) Automotive
14 4 (1.56%) Games
14 4 (1.56%) Telecoms
15 3 (1.17%) Advertising
16 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
16 2 (0.78%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 60 (23.44%) Developer
2 58 (22.66%) Analyst
3 21 (8.20%) Administrator
3 21 (8.20%) Data Analyst
3 21 (8.20%) Project Manager
4 19 (7.42%) C# Developer
4 19 (7.42%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
4 19 (7.42%) Electronic Trading Developer
5 16 (6.25%) C++ Developer
5 16 (6.25%) C++ Quantitative Developer
5 16 (6.25%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
5 16 (6.25%) Quantitative Developer
6 15 (5.86%) Coordinator
7 10 (3.91%) Business Analyst
8 9 (3.52%) Senior Developer
9 8 (3.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 8 (3.13%) Consultant
9 8 (3.13%) IT Administrator
9 8 (3.13%) Power BI Developer
9 8 (3.13%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (8.98%) .NET
2 20 (7.81%) Rendezvous
3 16 (6.25%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 16 (6.25%) STL
3 16 (6.25%) XML
4 13 (5.08%) React
5 6 (2.34%) HTML
5 6 (2.34%) HTML5
6 5 (1.95%) CSS
6 5 (1.95%) Node.js
7 4 (1.56%) REST
8 3 (1.17%) J2EE
8 3 (1.17%) Shiny
8 3 (1.17%) SOAP
8 3 (1.17%) Web Services
9 2 (0.78%) Vue.js
10 1 (0.39%) .NET Core
10 1 (0.39%) Oracle Fusion
10 1 (0.39%) Pandas
10 1 (0.39%) pytest
Miscellaneous
1 36 (14.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 19 (7.42%) Management Information System
3 16 (6.25%) Derivative
3 16 (6.25%) Fixed Income
3 16 (6.25%) Interest Rate Derivative
3 16 (6.25%) Swaptions
4 9 (3.52%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (3.13%) Legacy Code
6 6 (2.34%) Legacy Systems
6 6 (2.34%) NHS
7 4 (1.56%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.56%) Life Science
8 3 (1.17%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.17%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.17%) Freedom of Information
8 3 (1.17%) Social Media
9 2 (0.78%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.78%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.78%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 25 (9.77%) Windows
2 18 (7.03%) Windows 10
3 4 (1.56%) Linux
4 1 (0.39%) Android
4 1 (0.39%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (21.48%) Analytics
2 32 (12.50%) Agile
2 32 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
3 25 (9.77%) Project Management
4 23 (8.98%) Business Intelligence
5 20 (7.81%) Electronic Trading
5 20 (7.81%) High Availability
5 20 (7.81%) Low Latency
5 20 (7.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (6.64%) Data Analysis
6 17 (6.64%) Migration
7 16 (6.25%) Customer Service
7 16 (6.25%) Quantitative Research
7 16 (6.25%) Risk Analytics
8 14 (5.47%) Requirements Gathering
9 12 (4.69%) Data Migration
9 12 (4.69%) Data Modelling
10 11 (4.30%) Asset Management
10 11 (4.30%) Project Delivery
10 11 (4.30%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (16.02%) Python
2 37 (14.45%) C++
3 36 (14.06%) C#
4 27 (10.55%) SQL
5 25 (9.77%) Java
6 7 (2.73%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 7 (2.73%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.95%) C
7 5 (1.95%) R
7 5 (1.95%) VBA
8 2 (0.78%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.78%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.39%) Go
9 1 (0.39%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.39%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 20 (7.81%) Security Cleared
2 17 (6.64%) Degree
3 16 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.17%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.78%) DBS Check
5 2 (0.78%) HND
5 2 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.39%) MOS
6 1 (0.39%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.39%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.20%) PMO
2 16 (6.25%) Data Quality
3 6 (2.34%) QA
4 3 (1.17%) GDPR
5 2 (0.78%) Accessibility
5 2 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 17025
6 1 (0.39%) NCSC
6 1 (0.39%) SLA
6 1 (0.39%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (0.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.78%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.39%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 81 (31.64%) Microsoft
2 20 (7.81%) TIBCO
3 19 (7.42%) Google
4 13 (5.08%) Oracle
5 11 (4.30%) SAP
6 3 (1.17%) Anaplan
6 3 (1.17%) Remedy
7 2 (0.78%) CA
7 2 (0.78%) Cisco
7 2 (0.78%) GoldenSource
7 2 (0.78%) Nuix
7 2 (0.78%) Sybase
7 2 (0.78%) Talend
8 1 (0.39%) Avaya
8 1 (0.39%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.39%) Citrix
8 1 (0.39%) Interwoven
8 1 (0.39%) Maconomy
8 1 (0.39%) Northgate
8 1 (0.39%) Teradata