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 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 377 438 393
Rank change year-on-year +61 -45  
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 232 207 248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.38% 0.46%
As % of the Applications category 4.74% 3.55% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 129 123
Median daily rate £375 £310 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.16% +12.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £140 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £565 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £285 £185
% change year-on-year +14.03% +54.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 20 24
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £15.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -12.39%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.76 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.48 £28.00 £27.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £13.75 £14.24
% change year-on-year -5.45% -3.44%  

Spreadsheet is in the software application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 4890 5828 6541
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.74% 10.77% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2921 3491 3580
Median daily rate £351 £350 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.14% +0.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £335 £325
% change year-on-year +0.74% +3.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 482 645
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +6.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.32 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79%  

Spreadsheet
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Spreadsheet as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Spreadsheet in the UK

Spreadsheet
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +48 201 £375 +20.57% 32
London +31 87 £420 +12.00% 11
South East +24 43 £375 +22.95% 12
West Midlands +26 18 £333 +71.61% 4
North West +25 14 £223 +4.33%
South West +4 14 £325 +5.69% 2
City of London +10 13 £450 +20.40% 3
Berkshire +23 12 £463 +285.41% 2
South Wales +26 11 £143 -
Wales +18 11 £143 -
Yorkshire +15 11 £313 +53.37% 2
Hampshire +10 10 £300 -4.00% 1
Cheshire +38 9 £95 -60.00%
Scotland +24 9 £227 -18.77%
West Yorkshire +16 9 - - 2
Bridgend - 8 £143 -
Reading +22 7 £331 -
East of England -3 7 £238 -32.14%
West Bromwich - 7 £340 -
Buckinghamshire -1 6 £488 -
West Sussex - 6 £400 - 2
Surrey +9 5 £200 -42.85% 3
Bristol +8 5 £450 +38.46% 1
North East -7 5 £320 +132.72%
Tyne and Wear -8 5 £320 +132.72%
Crewe - 5 - -
Havant - 5 £275 -
Glasgow - 5 £320 -
Milton Keynes -1 4 £488 -
Swindon - 4 £325 -

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 162 (35.22%) Finance
2 137 (29.78%) Microsoft
3 111 (24.13%) MS Excel
4 98 (21.30%) SQL
5 76 (16.52%) Analytical Skills
6 75 (16.30%) Agile Software Development
7 74 (16.09%) Data Analysis
8 60 (13.04%) Project Management
9 57 (12.39%) Management Information System
9 57 (12.39%) MS Office
10 50 (10.87%) Windows
11 47 (10.22%) Banking
12 41 (8.91%) VBA
13 40 (8.70%) Security Cleared
14 39 (8.48%) Python
14 39 (8.48%) SharePoint
15 38 (8.26%) Active Directory
15 38 (8.26%) Degree
16 35 (7.61%) PRINCE2
17 34 (7.39%) Analytics
18 33 (7.17%) Migration
19 30 (6.52%) Validation
19 30 (6.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 29 (6.30%) SLA
21 28 (6.09%) Telecoms
21 28 (6.09%) PMO
22 27 (5.87%) Business Intelligence
22 27 (5.87%) Bloomberg
23 26 (5.65%) Time Management
23 26 (5.65%) MS PowerPoint

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 39 (8.48%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.09%) SAS
3 4 (0.87%) CMS
4 3 (0.65%) Apache Spark
4 3 (0.65%) IIS
5 2 (0.43%) GroupWise
5 2 (0.43%) MS Project Server
5 2 (0.43%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.22%) Smallworld
Applications
1 111 (24.13%) MS Excel
2 57 (12.39%) MS Office
3 26 (5.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 24 (5.22%) MS Project
5 19 (4.13%) MS Visio
6 6 (1.30%) SPSS
7 3 (0.65%) Maya
8 1 (0.22%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.22%) Autodesk Inventor
8 1 (0.22%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.22%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 5 (1.09%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.87%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 4 (0.87%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.65%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (0.65%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (0.65%) Primavera
3 3 (0.65%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.22%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.22%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.22%) SAP PS
4 1 (0.22%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.83%) Office 365
2 8 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.87%) Google Analytics
3 4 (0.87%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.43%) Basecamp
4 2 (0.43%) IaaS
4 2 (0.43%) PaaS
4 2 (0.43%) SaaS
5 1 (0.22%) AdSense
5 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.04%) Internet
2 7 (1.52%) DNS
2 7 (1.52%) Wireless
3 6 (1.30%) Firewall
3 6 (1.30%) Intranet
3 6 (1.30%) LAN
3 6 (1.30%) WAN
4 5 (1.09%) DHCP
5 4 (0.87%) WLAN
6 3 (0.65%) Network Security
7 2 (0.43%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.43%) VoIP
7 2 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.22%) Broadband
8 1 (0.22%) IMAP
8 1 (0.22%) Skype
8 1 (0.22%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.22%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.83%) MS Access
3 12 (2.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (1.96%) QlikView
6 8 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (1.74%) SQL Server 2014
7 7 (1.52%) Big Data
8 6 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (1.09%) Data Mining
9 5 (1.09%) OLAP
9 5 (1.09%) Oracle BI EE
9 5 (1.09%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.87%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.65%) Power BI
11 3 (0.65%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (1.52%) JIRA
3 6 (1.30%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.87%) MSI
4 4 (0.87%) NUnit
4 4 (0.87%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (0.65%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 3 (0.65%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.65%) WiX
6 2 (0.43%) Hudson
6 2 (0.43%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.43%) Moq
6 2 (0.43%) Selenium
6 2 (0.43%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.22%) JBehave
7 1 (0.22%) Maven
7 1 (0.22%) Redmine
7 1 (0.22%) TeamCity
General
1 162 (35.22%) Finance
2 47 (10.22%) Banking
3 28 (6.09%) Telecoms
4 24 (5.22%) Investment Banking
5 12 (2.61%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.74%) Front Office
7 6 (1.30%) Advertising
7 6 (1.30%) Publishing
8 5 (1.09%) Marketing
8 5 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.87%) Back Office
9 4 (0.87%) Retail
10 3 (0.65%) Games
10 3 (0.65%) Legal
11 2 (0.43%) Billing
11 2 (0.43%) Electronics
11 2 (0.43%) Law
11 2 (0.43%) Local Government
12 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 174 (37.83%) Analyst
2 65 (14.13%) Developer
3 62 (13.48%) Data Analyst
4 43 (9.35%) Administrator
5 36 (7.83%) Business Analyst
6 27 (5.87%) Project Manager
7 24 (5.22%) Python Developer
7 24 (5.22%) Support Officer
8 23 (5.00%) Project Officer
9 22 (4.78%) Project Support Officer
10 19 (4.13%) Excel Developer
11 17 (3.70%) Consultant
11 17 (3.70%) Excel Analyst
12 16 (3.48%) Quantitative Developer
12 16 (3.48%) SQL Analyst
13 15 (3.26%) Project Administrator
13 15 (3.26%) Senior Analyst
13 15 (3.26%) Service Analyst
14 14 (3.04%) Systems Analyst
15 13 (2.83%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.91%) .NET
2 7 (1.52%) ASP.NET
2 7 (1.52%) Web Services
3 6 (1.30%) XML
4 5 (1.09%) HTML
4 5 (1.09%) WCF
5 4 (0.87%) CSS
5 4 (0.87%) D3.js
5 4 (0.87%) Unity DI Container
6 3 (0.65%) ADO
6 3 (0.65%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (0.65%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (0.65%) Breeze.js
6 3 (0.65%) Durandal
6 3 (0.65%) Entity Framework
6 3 (0.65%) Express
6 3 (0.65%) jQuery
6 3 (0.65%) Kendo UI
6 3 (0.65%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (0.65%) Three.js
Miscellaneous
1 76 (16.52%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (12.39%) Management Information System
3 30 (6.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 21 (4.57%) NHS
5 8 (1.74%) PMI
6 7 (1.52%) Data Centre
6 7 (1.52%) Data Structures
7 6 (1.30%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (1.30%) User Experience
8 5 (1.09%) Freedom of Information
9 4 (0.87%) Algorithms
9 4 (0.87%) Derivative
9 4 (0.87%) Fixed Income
9 4 (0.87%) Handset
10 3 (0.65%) CMDB
10 3 (0.65%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.65%) Equity Derivative
10 3 (0.65%) Life Science
10 3 (0.65%) Pricing Data
10 3 (0.65%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 50 (10.87%) Windows
2 22 (4.78%) Windows 7
3 13 (2.83%) Windows 10
4 11 (2.39%) Windows 8
5 9 (1.96%) Linux
6 6 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.09%) Mac OS X
7 5 (1.09%) Windows Server
7 5 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.09%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.43%) Unix
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (16.30%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (16.09%) Data Analysis
3 60 (13.04%) Project Management
4 35 (7.61%) PRINCE2
5 34 (7.39%) Analytics
6 33 (7.17%) Migration
7 30 (6.52%) Validation
8 27 (5.87%) Business Intelligence
9 26 (5.65%) Time Management
10 24 (5.22%) Asset Management
10 24 (5.22%) Change Management
11 22 (4.78%) Stakeholder Management
12 20 (4.35%) Business Analysis
12 20 (4.35%) Data Management
12 20 (4.35%) Visualisation
13 19 (4.13%) Process Improvement
14 17 (3.70%) ERP
14 17 (3.70%) Programme Management
15 16 (3.48%) CRM
15 16 (3.48%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 98 (21.30%) SQL
2 41 (8.91%) VBA
3 39 (8.48%) Python
4 16 (3.48%) C#
5 12 (2.61%) VB
6 9 (1.96%) C
6 9 (1.96%) Java
6 9 (1.96%) R
7 7 (1.52%) T-SQL
7 7 (1.52%) VB.NET
8 5 (1.09%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.09%) MATLAB
8 5 (1.09%) Perl
8 5 (1.09%) VB6
9 3 (0.65%) C++
9 3 (0.65%) Ruby
9 3 (0.65%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.22%) Groovy
10 1 (0.22%) PHP
10 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 40 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 38 (8.26%) Degree
3 21 (4.57%) PhD
4 15 (3.26%) SC Cleared
5 13 (2.83%) DBS Check
6 11 (2.39%) PMI Certification
7 9 (1.96%) DV Cleared
7 9 (1.96%) ECDL
7 9 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 7 (1.52%) CISSP
9 5 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (1.09%) CTC Cleared
9 5 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.87%) CCNA
10 4 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.87%) MCSE
10 4 (0.87%) Postgraduate
11 3 (0.65%) ACCA
11 3 (0.65%) ISEB
11 3 (0.65%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.30%) SLA
2 28 (6.09%) PMO
3 19 (4.13%) Data Quality
4 18 (3.91%) QA
5 7 (1.52%) IFRS
5 7 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (1.30%) ISO 9000
7 4 (0.87%) IFRS 9
8 3 (0.65%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.43%) GDPR
9 2 (0.43%) ISO27002
10 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 38 (8.26%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.87%) Firmware
4 2 (0.43%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.43%) NDS
4 2 (0.43%) Snort
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.43%) AppDNA
2 2 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.22%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.22%) MOM
3 1 (0.22%) Nessus
3 1 (0.22%) SCCM
3 1 (0.22%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 137 (29.78%) Microsoft
2 27 (5.87%) Bloomberg
3 25 (5.43%) Oracle
4 24 (5.22%) Reuters
5 18 (3.91%) SAP
6 17 (3.70%) CheckPoint
7 15 (3.26%) HP
8 9 (1.96%) Tableau
9 8 (1.74%) Citrix
10 7 (1.52%) Cisco
10 7 (1.52%) VMware
11 6 (1.30%) Apple
11 6 (1.30%) Google
11 6 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (1.09%) Juniper
13 4 (0.87%) DevExpress
13 4 (0.87%) IBM
14 3 (0.65%) Capita
14 3 (0.65%) LANDesk
14 3 (0.65%) Sun
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