Period
to 26 September 2021

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 26 September 2021 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
26 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 550 398 577
Rank change year-on-year -152 +179 +28
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 262 111 276
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.38% 0.31%
As % of the Applications category 4.46% 4.87% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 76 163
10th Percentile £161 £282 £153
25th Percentile £313 £356 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £450 £352
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +27.84% -6.13%
75th Percentile £575 £541 £463
90th Percentile £788 £713 £574
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £400 £325
% change year-on-year -5.50% +23.08% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 12 26
10th Percentile £11.65 £10.39 £10.57
25th Percentile £13.05 £11.91 £11.25
Median hourly rate £15.87 £16.24 £14.25
Median % change year-on-year -2.26% +13.93% -12.31%
75th Percentile £27.02 £28.75 £21.44
90th Percentile £28.98 £34.15 £29.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.07 £16.24 £16.13
% change year-on-year -1.05% +0.64% +0.80%

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 5,870 2,279 7,411
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.38% 7.74% 8.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,653 1,433 4,467
10th Percentile £156 £135 £148
25th Percentile £275 £225 £225
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £379 £375
Median % change year-on-year +12.14% +1.07% -
75th Percentile £538 £500 £475
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 474 194 640
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.75 £10.81
25th Percentile £13.25 £13.40 £13.45
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -7.89% +8.57% +7.69%
75th Percentile £26.50 £34.40 £26.94
90th Percentile £44.63 £48.53 £47.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -13.51% +12.12% +6.59%

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 26 September 2021.

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 26 September 2021.

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 26 September 2021. 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 -137 205 £445 -1.11% 48
UK excluding London -87 132 £378 -5.50% 40
London -132 90 £525 +1.94% 11
Work from Home -200 78 £400 -15.79% 4
Midlands -50 35 £425 +6.25% 8
South East -75 30 £381 -6.50% 6
West Midlands -53 26 £429 +7.13% 6
Scotland -66 24 £300 -3.85% 2
North of England -76 23 £233 -44.11% 8
North West -65 16 £230 -46.76% 4
East of England -39 10 £625 - 10
East Midlands -30 9 £425 +6.25% 2
South West -38 9 £440 - 4
Yorkshire -39 7 £304 +36.52% 1
Wales -27 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 26 September 2021, 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 94 (35.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 86 (32.82%) Social Skills
3 56 (21.37%) Finance
4 46 (17.56%) Analytical Skills
5 45 (17.18%) Agile Software Development
6 42 (16.03%) Project Management
7 37 (14.12%) Public Sector
8 36 (13.74%) SQL
9 34 (12.98%) Microsoft
10 32 (12.21%) Organisational Skills
11 31 (11.83%) Migration
12 30 (11.45%) Stakeholder Management
13 29 (11.07%) Problem-Solving
14 24 (9.16%) ETL
15 23 (8.78%) Data Analysis
16 22 (8.40%) Business Intelligence
17 21 (8.02%) Oracle
17 21 (8.02%) Microsoft Office
17 21 (8.02%) Google
17 21 (8.02%) Management Information System
17 21 (8.02%) Power BI
17 21 (8.02%) Decision-Making
17 21 (8.02%) Power Platform
18 19 (7.25%) Google Workspace
19 18 (6.87%) AWS
20 17 (6.49%) Hadoop
20 17 (6.49%) Data Acquisition
21 16 (6.11%) Git (software)
21 16 (6.11%) Windows
22 15 (5.73%) Data Quality

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 8 (3.05%) Apache
1 8 (3.05%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.15%) ArcGIS
2 3 (1.15%) Confluence
3 2 (0.76%) IBM Notes
3 2 (0.76%) Smallworld
4 1 (0.38%) IIS
Applications
1 94 (35.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (8.02%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (2.29%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (1.53%) SPSS
6 3 (1.15%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.76%) Oracle Smart View
Business Applications
1 2 (0.76%) Primavera
1 2 (0.76%) SAP MDG
1 2 (0.76%) SAP S/4HANA
1 2 (0.76%) SimCorp Dimension
2 1 (0.38%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.38%) Eikon
2 1 (0.38%) HFM
2 1 (0.38%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.38%) SAP MDM
2 1 (0.38%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 21 (8.02%) Power Platform
2 19 (7.25%) Google Workspace
3 18 (6.87%) AWS
4 13 (4.96%) Amazon S3
5 12 (4.58%) Microsoft 365
6 7 (2.67%) Azure
7 5 (1.91%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (1.15%) Azure Logic Apps
8 3 (1.15%) Google Docs
8 3 (1.15%) Power Automate
8 3 (1.15%) PowerApps
9 2 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.76%) Snowflake
10 1 (0.38%) Amazon EKS
10 1 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.38%) GCP
10 1 (0.38%) Google Sheets
10 1 (0.38%) MailChimp
10 1 (0.38%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.38%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.82%) VPN
2 7 (2.67%) Firewall
2 7 (2.67%) IPsec
2 7 (2.67%) SSL
3 3 (1.15%) Internet
4 2 (0.76%) WebEx
5 1 (0.38%) Intranet
5 1 (0.38%) LAN
5 1 (0.38%) VoIP
5 1 (0.38%) WAN
5 1 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.02%) Power BI
2 17 (6.49%) Hadoop
3 14 (5.34%) MySQL
3 14 (5.34%) Pentaho
4 13 (4.96%) Relational Database
5 11 (4.20%) SQL Server
6 10 (3.82%) Big Data
7 8 (3.05%) Apache Hive
7 8 (3.05%) Impala
7 8 (3.05%) Tableau
8 6 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.91%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (1.91%) GIS
9 5 (1.91%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.53%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (1.15%) Metadata
11 3 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (1.15%) PowerPivot
11 3 (1.15%) QGIS
11 3 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (6.11%) Git (software)
2 13 (4.96%) Jenkins
2 13 (4.96%) JIRA
3 2 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (0.76%) Subversion
3 2 (0.76%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.76%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.38%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.38%) GitLab
4 1 (0.38%) LSMW
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 86 (32.82%) Social Skills
2 56 (21.37%) Finance
3 46 (17.56%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (14.12%) Public Sector
5 32 (12.21%) Organisational Skills
6 13 (4.96%) Banking
6 13 (4.96%) Retail
7 12 (4.58%) Front Office
8 8 (3.05%) Presentation Skills
9 6 (2.29%) Telecoms
10 4 (1.53%) Legal
10 4 (1.53%) Local Government
11 3 (1.15%) Back Office
11 3 (1.15%) Documentation Skills
12 2 (0.76%) Fire and Rescue
12 2 (0.76%) Influencing Skills
12 2 (0.76%) Law
12 2 (0.76%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.76%) Publishing
13 1 (0.38%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 77 (29.39%) Analyst
2 29 (11.07%) Data Analyst
3 26 (9.92%) Administrator
3 26 (9.92%) Developer
4 18 (6.87%) Business Analyst
5 16 (6.11%) Project Manager
6 13 (4.96%) Consultant
6 13 (4.96%) Coordinator
7 11 (4.20%) IT Administrator
8 9 (3.44%) Programme Manager
8 9 (3.44%) Service Manager
9 8 (3.05%) Electronic Trading Consultant
9 8 (3.05%) Java Consultant
9 8 (3.05%) Pricing Consultant
9 8 (3.05%) Project Coordinator
10 7 (2.67%) Bid Manager
10 7 (2.67%) Excel Analyst
10 7 (2.67%) Python Developer
10 7 (2.67%) Technical Manager
11 6 (2.29%) Project Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.29%) .NET
2 3 (1.15%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.76%) .NET Framework
3 2 (0.76%) CSS
3 2 (0.76%) HTML
3 2 (0.76%) HTML5 Canvas
3 2 (0.76%) Middleware
3 2 (0.76%) NHibernate
3 2 (0.76%) REST
3 2 (0.76%) Web Services
4 1 (0.38%) ASP.NET Core
4 1 (0.38%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.38%) GraphQL
4 1 (0.38%) IDoc
4 1 (0.38%) Lambda Expressions
4 1 (0.38%) Leaflet
4 1 (0.38%) Nuxt
4 1 (0.38%) React
4 1 (0.38%) React Native
4 1 (0.38%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.02%) Management Information System
2 15 (5.73%) Legacy Systems
3 13 (4.96%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (4.20%) Analytical Mindset
5 9 (3.44%) Fixed Income
6 8 (3.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (2.29%) NHS
7 6 (2.29%) User Experience
8 5 (1.91%) Derivative
8 5 (1.91%) Reinsurance
9 4 (1.53%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.53%) Hedge funds
10 3 (1.15%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.76%) FMCG
11 2 (0.76%) Learning Management System
11 2 (0.76%) Replication
11 2 (0.76%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.38%) Greenfield Project
12 1 (0.38%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.38%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 16 (6.11%) Windows
2 5 (1.91%) Linux
2 5 (1.91%) Unix
2 5 (1.91%) Windows 10
3 2 (0.76%) Windows 7
3 2 (0.76%) Windows Vista
4 1 (0.38%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (17.18%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (16.03%) Project Management
3 31 (11.83%) Migration
4 30 (11.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 29 (11.07%) Problem-Solving
6 24 (9.16%) ETL
7 23 (8.78%) Data Analysis
8 22 (8.40%) Business Intelligence
9 21 (8.02%) Decision-Making
10 17 (6.49%) Data Acquisition
11 14 (5.34%) Release Management
12 13 (4.96%) Configuration Management
12 13 (4.96%) Unit Testing
12 13 (4.96%) Visualisation
13 12 (4.58%) Analytics
13 12 (4.58%) Asset Management
13 12 (4.58%) Data Integration
14 11 (4.20%) Programme Management
14 11 (4.20%) Validation
14 11 (4.20%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 36 (13.74%) SQL
2 10 (3.82%) Java
2 10 (3.82%) Python
3 9 (3.44%) VBA
4 5 (1.91%) C
4 5 (1.91%) C#
5 4 (1.53%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.15%) R
6 3 (1.15%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.15%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.76%) C++
7 2 (0.76%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.76%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.38%) ABAP
8 1 (0.38%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (0.38%) LINC
8 1 (0.38%) PHP
8 1 (0.38%) VB
8 1 (0.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (5.34%) Security Cleared
2 13 (4.96%) Degree
3 7 (2.67%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.53%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (1.53%) DV Cleared
4 4 (1.53%) HND
5 3 (1.15%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.15%) PMP
6 2 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.76%) RIBA
7 1 (0.38%) CCNA
7 1 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.38%) CISSP
7 1 (0.38%) MBA
7 1 (0.38%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.73%) Data Quality
2 14 (5.34%) GDPR
3 8 (3.05%) PMO
3 8 (3.05%) QA
4 6 (2.29%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (1.53%) SLA
6 2 (0.76%) ECSS
6 2 (0.76%) ISO 31000
6 2 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.38%) Accessibility
7 1 (0.38%) GAAP
7 1 (0.38%) IFRS
7 1 (0.38%) ITGC
System Software
1 8 (3.05%) HDFS
2 6 (2.29%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.76%) Docker
4 1 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (3.05%) Ansible
2 2 (0.76%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 34 (12.98%) Microsoft
2 21 (8.02%) Google
2 21 (8.02%) Oracle
3 13 (4.96%) SAP
4 10 (3.82%) Cloudera
5 9 (3.44%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (3.05%) ServiceNow
7 6 (2.29%) Informatica
8 4 (1.53%) Apple
9 3 (1.15%) Alteryx
9 3 (1.15%) Citrix
9 3 (1.15%) Mapinfo
9 3 (1.15%) Sage
9 3 (1.15%) VMware
10 2 (0.76%) Lotus
10 2 (0.76%) Minitab
10 2 (0.76%) SimCorp
11 1 (0.38%) Bloomberg
11 1 (0.38%) Cadence
11 1 (0.38%) Remedy