Period
to 18 October 2017

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 October 2017 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 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 509 483 466
Rank change year-on-year -26 -17 -64
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 370 460 498
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.43% 0.44%
As % of the Applications category 4.24% 4.73% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 290 275
UK median daily rate £400 £313 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.00% -10.71% +16.67%
10th Percentile £170 £157 £163
90th Percentile £688 £525 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £275 £286
% change year-on-year +18.18% -3.68% +3.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 40 54
UK median hourly rate £15.29 £13.50 £14.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.22% -4.88% -2.12%
10th Percentile £10.80 £9.23 £9.00
90th Percentile £22.70 £22.92 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.87 £11.40 £13.00
% change year-on-year +21.72% -12.35% +1.96%

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 8726 9718 11783
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.78% 9.12% 10.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5245 5695 6826
UK median daily rate £350 £335 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.48% -4.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £145 £148 £155
90th Percentile £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +1.56% -1.54% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 674 966 1148
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £38.00 £40.38 £37.02
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year -7.69% +12.07% -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 18 October 2017.

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 18 October 2017.

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 18 October 2017. 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 -24 355 £400 +28.00% 38
London -3 209 £475 +31.03% 21
UK excluding London -44 156 £325 +18.18% 17
South East -16 43 £306 +1.24% 4
North of England +70 35 £304 +22.73% 5
Midlands +23 24 £350 +68.67% 3
South West 0 23 £268 +5.31% 3
West Midlands +36 20 £375 +87.50% 3
East of England -32 20 £350 +29.63% 2
Yorkshire +24 16 £203 -14.36% 3
North West +29 14 £335 -5.63% 2
Scotland +18 10 £450 -5.26%
North East +76 5 £288 +55.41%
East Midlands -1 4 £141 -43.60%
Wales -7 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Spreadsheet also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Spreadsheet.

1 195 (52.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 131 (35.41%) Finance
3 103 (27.84%) Microsoft
4 85 (22.97%) Analytical Skills
5 56 (15.14%) VBA
6 55 (14.86%) Microsoft Office
6 55 (14.86%) Agile Software Development
7 52 (14.05%) Analytics
8 51 (13.78%) Windows
9 49 (13.24%) SQL
9 49 (13.24%) Project Management
10 44 (11.89%) C#
11 41 (11.08%) Python
12 38 (10.27%) Banking
13 36 (9.73%) Data Analysis
13 36 (9.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 33 (8.92%) C++
14 33 (8.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 32 (8.65%) Derivative
15 32 (8.65%) Stakeholder Management
16 31 (8.38%) Front Office
16 31 (8.38%) PRINCE2
16 31 (8.38%) Security Cleared
17 29 (7.84%) Business Intelligence
18 28 (7.57%) XML
19 27 (7.30%) Internet
19 27 (7.30%) Workflow
19 27 (7.30%) Migration
19 27 (7.30%) Fixed Income
20 26 (7.03%) Interest Rate Derivative

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 (4.59%) CMS
2 12 (3.24%) SharePoint
3 11 (2.97%) SAS
4 7 (1.89%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (0.81%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.54%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.27%) Confluence
7 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.27%) IIS
Applications
1 195 (52.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 55 (14.86%) Microsoft Office
3 33 (8.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (5.68%) MS Visio
5 14 (3.78%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.54%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.27%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 8 (2.16%) Oracle EBS R12
1 8 (2.16%) Oracle Payables
1 8 (2.16%) Oracle Receivables
2 7 (1.89%) Oracle Assets
2 7 (1.89%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.89%) Oracle Financials
2 7 (1.89%) Oracle General Ledger
2 7 (1.89%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 7 (1.89%) Oracle iProcurement
2 7 (1.89%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 4 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.81%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (0.81%) RMDS
5 2 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.54%) Maximo
5 2 (0.54%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.54%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.54%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.97%) Google Analytics
2 7 (1.89%) Office 365
3 4 (1.08%) GitHub
3 4 (1.08%) Google Tag Manager
4 2 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.54%) OneDrive
4 2 (0.54%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.54%) Trello
5 1 (0.27%) AdWords
5 1 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.27%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (7.30%) Internet
2 10 (2.70%) SMS
3 5 (1.35%) LAN
3 5 (1.35%) VPN
4 4 (1.08%) Firewall
4 4 (1.08%) WAN
5 3 (0.81%) WebEx
5 3 (0.81%) WLAN
6 2 (0.54%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (0.54%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (0.54%) SecureCRT
6 2 (0.54%) VPLS
6 2 (0.54%) Wireless
7 1 (0.27%) 802.11
7 1 (0.27%) Broadband
7 1 (0.27%) DNS
7 1 (0.27%) Intranet
7 1 (0.27%) VoIP
7 1 (0.27%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.05%) Power BI
1 15 (4.05%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.97%) Oracle Database
3 9 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (2.43%) SAS EBI
4 7 (1.89%) Oracle Database 10g
4 7 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (1.89%) Oracle Discoverer
4 7 (1.89%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.62%) Big Data
5 6 (1.62%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.35%) Oracle BI EE
6 5 (1.35%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 3 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.81%) MySQL
7 3 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.54%) MS Access
8 2 (0.54%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 7 (1.89%) JIRA
2 3 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.81%) TestRail
3 2 (0.54%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.54%) FitNesse
3 2 (0.54%) HP UFT
3 2 (0.54%) IntelliJ
3 2 (0.54%) Maven
3 2 (0.54%) Selenium
3 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (0.54%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.54%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.27%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.27%) GCC
4 1 (0.27%) GDB
4 1 (0.27%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.27%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.27%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.27%) Subversion
4 1 (0.27%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 131 (35.41%) Finance
2 38 (10.27%) Banking
3 31 (8.38%) Front Office
4 16 (4.32%) Legal
5 12 (3.24%) Investment Banking
6 10 (2.70%) Telecoms
7 9 (2.43%) Marketing
8 8 (2.16%) Billing
9 6 (1.62%) Advertising
9 6 (1.62%) Publishing
10 4 (1.08%) Electronics
10 4 (1.08%) Law
10 4 (1.08%) Manufacturing
10 4 (1.08%) Retail
11 3 (0.81%) Back Office
11 3 (0.81%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.81%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.54%) French Language
12 2 (0.54%) Local Government
12 2 (0.54%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 116 (31.35%) Analyst
2 79 (21.35%) Developer
3 30 (8.11%) Administrator
3 30 (8.11%) Business Analyst
4 26 (7.03%) C++ Developer
5 25 (6.76%) C++ Pricing Developer
5 25 (6.76%) Coordinator
5 25 (6.76%) Pricing Developer
6 24 (6.49%) Data Analyst
7 20 (5.41%) Analytics Developer
7 20 (5.41%) Project Manager
8 19 (5.14%) Project Coordinator
9 18 (4.86%) Quantitative Developer
10 15 (4.05%) C++ Quantitative Developer
10 15 (4.05%) Project Officer
10 15 (4.05%) Support Officer
11 14 (3.78%) Front Office Developer
11 14 (3.78%) Project Support Officer
11 14 (3.78%) VBA Developer
12 12 (3.24%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (7.57%) XML
2 22 (5.95%) .NET
3 18 (4.86%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 18 (4.86%) STL
4 7 (1.89%) HTML
5 5 (1.35%) Web Services
6 4 (1.08%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.08%) Rendezvous
7 2 (0.54%) Hibernate
7 2 (0.54%) JDBC
7 2 (0.54%) JSON
7 2 (0.54%) Middleware
7 2 (0.54%) Spring
7 2 (0.54%) Velocity
8 1 (0.27%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.27%) Java EE
8 1 (0.27%) jQuery
8 1 (0.27%) WPF
8 1 (0.27%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 85 (22.97%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (9.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 32 (8.65%) Derivative
4 27 (7.30%) Fixed Income
5 26 (7.03%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 18 (4.86%) Management Information System
7 17 (4.59%) Swaptions
8 12 (3.24%) Data Centre
8 12 (3.24%) NHS
9 9 (2.43%) Computer Science
10 7 (1.89%) Equities
11 6 (1.62%) Social Media
12 5 (1.35%) Data Protection Act
12 5 (1.35%) Data Structures
13 4 (1.08%) Blog
13 4 (1.08%) CMDB
13 4 (1.08%) Driving Licence
14 3 (0.81%) Freedom of Information
14 3 (0.81%) Hedge funds
14 3 (0.81%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 51 (13.78%) Windows
2 21 (5.68%) Windows 7
3 9 (2.43%) Linux
4 6 (1.62%) Unix
5 4 (1.08%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.81%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.81%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.54%) Windows 2000
7 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.54%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.27%) Android
8 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.27%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (14.86%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (14.05%) Analytics
3 49 (13.24%) Project Management
4 36 (9.73%) Data Analysis
5 32 (8.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 31 (8.38%) PRINCE2
7 29 (7.84%) Business Intelligence
8 27 (7.30%) Migration
8 27 (7.30%) Workflow
9 26 (7.03%) Risk Analytics
10 25 (6.76%) Quantitative Research
11 24 (6.49%) Asset Management
12 17 (4.59%) Visualisation
13 16 (4.32%) User Acceptance Testing
14 15 (4.05%) Time Management
15 14 (3.78%) Change Management
15 14 (3.78%) Risk Management
16 13 (3.51%) Data Protection
17 12 (3.24%) Continuous Improvement
18 11 (2.97%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 56 (15.14%) VBA
2 49 (13.24%) SQL
3 44 (11.89%) C#
4 41 (11.08%) Python
5 33 (8.92%) C++
6 11 (2.97%) Java
7 7 (1.89%) R
8 5 (1.35%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.35%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.08%) C
9 4 (1.08%) Ruby
10 3 (0.81%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.81%) VB
11 2 (0.54%) Go
11 2 (0.54%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.27%) Perl
12 1 (0.27%) PHP
12 1 (0.27%) sed
12 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (8.38%) Security Cleared
2 23 (6.22%) Degree
3 10 (2.70%) DV Cleared
3 10 (2.70%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (1.62%) CCNA
5 6 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (1.62%) MCSE
5 6 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (1.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (1.08%) BICSI Certification
6 4 (1.08%) JNCIA
6 4 (1.08%) JNCIS
6 4 (1.08%) LPIC
6 4 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (1.08%) RHCE
7 3 (0.81%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.81%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.81%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.68%) PMO
2 17 (4.59%) QA
3 8 (2.16%) Data Quality
4 7 (1.89%) GDPR
4 7 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.62%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 6 (1.62%) MiFID
6 4 (1.08%) SLA
7 2 (0.54%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.54%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.27%) COBIT
8 1 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.27%) EMIR
8 1 (0.27%) HL7
8 1 (0.27%) IFRS
8 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (3.78%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.35%) Firmware
3 4 (1.08%) Virtual Desktop
3 4 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (0.81%) SCCM
2 2 (0.54%) DameWare
2 2 (0.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (0.54%) Nessus
2 2 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.27%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 103 (27.84%) Microsoft
2 23 (6.22%) Oracle
3 15 (4.05%) Google
4 12 (3.24%) CheckPoint
5 10 (2.70%) SAP
6 9 (2.43%) Cisco
6 9 (2.43%) HP
6 9 (2.43%) Tableau
7 6 (1.62%) CA
8 5 (1.35%) IFS
8 5 (1.35%) TIBCO
9 4 (1.08%) Dell
9 4 (1.08%) Juniper
9 4 (1.08%) Sage
9 4 (1.08%) VMware
10 3 (0.81%) IBM
10 3 (0.81%) Remedy
10 3 (0.81%) Sybase
11 2 (0.54%) Adobe
11 2 (0.54%) Bloomberg