Period
to 6 July 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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 440 561 571
Rank change year-on-year +121 +10 -80
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 139 298 350
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.32% 0.33%
As % of the Applications category 4.00% 3.85% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 176 210
Median daily rate £403 £386 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% +2.86% -6.13%
10th Percentile £150 £159 £132
90th Percentile £625 £594 £614
UK excluding London median daily rate £284 £338 £310
% change year-on-year -15.85% +8.87% -4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 32 31
Median hourly rate £17.55 £16.13 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.79% -12.80% +42.31%
10th Percentile £11.05 £10.22 £11.75
90th Percentile £32.95 £37.88 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.24 £18.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +29.11% -2.70% +42.31%

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 3,475 7,735 9,032
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.38% 8.26% 8.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,942 4,551 5,385
Median daily rate £375 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.35% +5.71%
10th Percentile £146 £150 £145
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year - +2.94% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 649 819
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.62 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.35% +0.70% +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.90 £10.56
90th Percentile £42.73 £47.09 £40.00
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.24 £15.50
% change year-on-year +10.84% +4.77% +3.33%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 6 July 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 +112 121 £438 +13.64% 18
UK excluding London +136 76 £284 -15.85% 16
London +124 50 £500 +17.65% 2
South East +123 24 £288 -17.70% 2
North of England +87 20 £308 - 8
Midlands +91 12 £375 +134.38% 3
Work from Home +10 11 £438 -11.62%
West Midlands +68 10 £375 +29.31% 2
Yorkshire +88 9 £450 +20.00% 2
South West +54 8 £325 +5.01% 2
East of England +53 7 £278 -23.97% 1
North West +50 6 £101 -66.22% 5
North East +42 5 £200 -57.89% 1
Scotland +64 4 £142 -68.44%
East Midlands +49 2 - - 1
Wales +32 1 - -

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 47 (33.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (23.02%) Finance
3 29 (20.86%) Security Cleared
4 24 (17.27%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (16.55%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (15.11%) SC Cleared
6 21 (15.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 21 (15.11%) Microsoft
7 18 (12.95%) SQL
7 18 (12.95%) Project Management
8 17 (12.23%) Data Analysis
9 16 (11.51%) Risk Management
9 16 (11.51%) Microsoft Office
9 16 (11.51%) Public Sector
10 15 (10.79%) Incident Management
11 14 (10.07%) Telecoms
12 13 (9.35%) Analytics
13 12 (8.63%) Law
13 12 (8.63%) Management Information System
14 11 (7.91%) Information Management
14 11 (7.91%) Migration
14 11 (7.91%) Change Control
15 10 (7.19%) Records Management
15 10 (7.19%) PRINCE2
15 10 (7.19%) Banking
15 10 (7.19%) Mathematics
16 9 (6.47%) Degree
16 9 (6.47%) Google
16 9 (6.47%) Windows
16 9 (6.47%) Data Modelling

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 3 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (2.16%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.44%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.72%) CMS
3 1 (0.72%) Confluence
Applications
1 47 (33.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (11.51%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (5.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (2.16%) Acrobat
4 3 (2.16%) LibreOffice
4 3 (2.16%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (2.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.16%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.44%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.44%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (1.44%) SAP CCM
3 1 (0.72%) assyst
3 1 (0.72%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.32%) Azure
2 5 (3.60%) Office 365
3 4 (2.88%) Power Platform
4 3 (2.16%) GitHub
4 3 (2.16%) Google Analytics
4 3 (2.16%) Google Docs
4 3 (2.16%) Slack
5 2 (1.44%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.72%) AWS
6 1 (0.72%) G Suite
6 1 (0.72%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.47%) Internet
1 9 (6.47%) Remote Desktop
2 5 (3.60%) 3G
2 5 (3.60%) 4G
2 5 (3.60%) 5G
3 4 (2.88%) WebEx
4 3 (2.16%) VPN
5 2 (1.44%) Intranet
5 2 (1.44%) VoIP
6 1 (0.72%) Broadband
6 1 (0.72%) DSL
6 1 (0.72%) Firewall
6 1 (0.72%) LAN
6 1 (0.72%) SAN
6 1 (0.72%) WAN
6 1 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.72%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.32%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (4.32%) Relational Database
1 6 (4.32%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.60%) Big Data
3 4 (2.88%) Power BI
4 3 (2.16%) OLAP
4 3 (2.16%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.44%) MS Access
5 2 (1.44%) QlikView
5 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.72%) Amazon QuickSight
6 1 (0.72%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Power View
6 1 (0.72%) Neo4j
6 1 (0.72%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.72%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.72%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 5 (3.60%) JIRA
2 1 (0.72%) MSI
2 1 (0.72%) Redmine
2 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 32 (23.02%) Finance
2 16 (11.51%) Public Sector
3 14 (10.07%) Telecoms
4 12 (8.63%) Law
5 10 (7.19%) Banking
6 8 (5.76%) Front Office
7 7 (5.04%) Billing
8 5 (3.60%) Publishing
9 4 (2.88%) Manufacturing
9 4 (2.88%) Police
10 3 (2.16%) Investment Banking
11 2 (1.44%) Aerospace
11 2 (1.44%) Electronics
11 2 (1.44%) Games
11 2 (1.44%) Military
12 1 (0.72%) Advertising
12 1 (0.72%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.72%) Legal
12 1 (0.72%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (23.74%) Analyst
2 18 (12.95%) Data Analyst
3 12 (8.63%) Consultant
3 12 (8.63%) Information Manager
4 10 (7.19%) Developer
5 8 (5.76%) Coordinator
5 8 (5.76%) Technical Support
6 7 (5.04%) Project Coordinator
7 5 (3.60%) Architect
7 5 (3.60%) Change Manager
7 5 (3.60%) Electronic Trading Consultant
7 5 (3.60%) IT Analyst
7 5 (3.60%) IT Support
7 5 (3.60%) Java Consultant
7 5 (3.60%) Pricing Consultant
7 5 (3.60%) Service Analyst
7 5 (3.60%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (3.60%) Telecoms Architect
8 4 (2.88%) Administrator
8 4 (2.88%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.16%) .NET
2 2 (1.44%) HTML
2 2 (1.44%) HTML5
2 2 (1.44%) Middleware
3 1 (0.72%) CSS
3 1 (0.72%) CSS3
3 1 (0.72%) jQuery
3 1 (0.72%) Rendezvous
3 1 (0.72%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 24 (17.27%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.63%) Management Information System
3 7 (5.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (4.32%) Fixed Income
5 4 (2.88%) Equities
5 4 (2.88%) NHS
5 4 (2.88%) Wiki
6 3 (2.16%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.16%) PDA
6 3 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.72%) Derivative
8 1 (0.72%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.72%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (0.72%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.72%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.72%) Social Media
8 1 (0.72%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.47%) Windows
2 7 (5.04%) Android
2 7 (5.04%) Apple iOS
3 5 (3.60%) Windows XP
4 3 (2.16%) Windows 10
4 3 (2.16%) Windows 2000
4 3 (2.16%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.16%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.16%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.16%) Windows Vista
5 2 (1.44%) Linux
6 1 (0.72%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (16.55%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (15.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 18 (12.95%) Project Management
4 17 (12.23%) Data Analysis
5 16 (11.51%) Risk Management
6 15 (10.79%) Incident Management
7 13 (9.35%) Analytics
8 11 (7.91%) Change Control
8 11 (7.91%) Information Management
8 11 (7.91%) Migration
9 10 (7.19%) Mathematics
9 10 (7.19%) PRINCE2
9 10 (7.19%) Records Management
10 9 (6.47%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (6.47%) Data Modelling
10 9 (6.47%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (5.76%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (5.04%) Change Management
12 7 (5.04%) CRM
13 6 (4.32%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (12.95%) SQL
2 8 (5.76%) Python
3 7 (5.04%) VB
3 7 (5.04%) VBA
4 6 (4.32%) Java
5 4 (2.88%) C
6 3 (2.16%) Ada
7 2 (1.44%) C#
7 2 (1.44%) R
7 2 (1.44%) VB6
8 1 (0.72%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.72%) C++
8 1 (0.72%) Cypher
8 1 (0.72%) PHP
8 1 (0.72%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (20.86%) Security Cleared
2 21 (15.11%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.47%) Degree
4 7 (5.04%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (2.16%) NVQ Level 3
6 2 (1.44%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.44%) PMP
6 2 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.72%) ACCA
7 1 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.72%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.60%) PMO
2 4 (2.88%) GDPR
2 4 (2.88%) QA
3 3 (2.16%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.16%) NIST
3 3 (2.16%) SLA
4 1 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.72%) GAAP
4 1 (0.72%) IFRS
System Software
1 3 (2.16%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.16%) ServiceCenter
1 3 (2.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.72%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (15.11%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.47%) Google
3 7 (5.04%) Oracle
3 7 (5.04%) SAP
4 5 (3.60%) HP
4 5 (3.60%) Tableau
5 4 (2.88%) Remedy
6 3 (2.16%) Adobe
6 3 (2.16%) Bomgar
6 3 (2.16%) IBM
6 3 (2.16%) Peregrine
7 2 (1.44%) IFS
8 1 (0.72%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.72%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.72%) Splunk
8 1 (0.72%) TIBCO