Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 540 566 526
Rank change year-on-year +26 -40 -77
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 208 326 373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.33% 0.37%
As % of the Applications category 3.33% 3.91% 4.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 191 230
UK median daily rate £325 £374 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.10% -6.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £128 £163 £185
90th Percentile £530 £700 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £264 £325 £325
% change year-on-year -18.69% - +6.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 44 39
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.07 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.39% +20.47% +27.66%
10th Percentile £11.35 £10.84 £11.25
90th Percentile £33.75 £38.10 £24.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.55 £18.03 £14.97
% change year-on-year -2.66% +20.48% +36.05%

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 6,237 8,331 8,926
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.70% 8.44% 8.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,616 4,892 5,486
UK median daily rate £363 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14% +2.34%
10th Percentile £137 £145 £140
90th Percentile £550 £550 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £334 £350 £335
% change year-on-year -4.57% +4.48% +3.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 628 745 725
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £15.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +4.85% -1.55%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.25 £10.24
90th Percentile £45.08 £41.55 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.32 £14.50
% change year-on-year +14.27% +5.62% -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 19 January 2020.

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 19 January 2020.

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 19 January 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 +42 195 £325 -13.33% 74
UK excluding London +52 126 £264 -18.69% 54
London +59 79 £413 -8.84% 24
South East +67 46 £200 -44.83% 8
North of England +42 28 £325 -13.33% 19
South West +15 17 £250 +25.00% 6
North West +9 15 £363 +3.57% 8
Midlands +57 14 £250 - 6
East of England +14 12 £264 +26.13% 11
West Midlands +38 10 £281 +40.63% 4
Scotland +25 10 £158 -57.72% 2
Yorkshire +36 8 £341 -9.00% 4
North East +22 5 £148 - 7
East Midlands +29 4 £178 -36.94% 2
Wales +32 2 £385 +92.50% 1

For the 6 months to 19 January 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.

1 111 (53.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 55 (26.44%) Finance
3 42 (20.19%) Microsoft
4 36 (17.31%) Windows
5 33 (15.87%) Microsoft Office
5 33 (15.87%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (14.42%) Analytical Skills
6 30 (14.42%) Problem-Solving
7 29 (13.94%) SQL
8 24 (11.54%) Security Cleared
9 23 (11.06%) Data Analysis
10 22 (10.58%) Project Management
11 21 (10.10%) Active Directory
11 21 (10.10%) Stakeholder Management
12 20 (9.62%) Public Sector
13 19 (9.13%) Migration
13 19 (9.13%) Windows 7
13 19 (9.13%) Windows Server
14 18 (8.65%) ITSM
14 18 (8.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 17 (8.17%) Management Information System
15 17 (8.17%) SC Cleared
16 16 (7.69%) Telecoms
16 16 (7.69%) MS Visio
17 15 (7.21%) Windows XP
17 15 (7.21%) Remedy
17 15 (7.21%) Data Management
17 15 (7.21%) Windows Server 2008
18 14 (6.73%) Change Control
18 14 (6.73%) Internet

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 13 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
1 13 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
1 13 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 11 (5.29%) SharePoint
3 7 (3.37%) Confluence
4 1 (0.48%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.48%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 111 (53.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (15.87%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (8.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (7.69%) MS Visio
5 13 (6.25%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (5.29%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.96%) SPSS
7 2 (0.96%) Stata
Business Applications
1 13 (6.25%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.44%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.96%) Changepoint
3 2 (0.96%) Infor SunSystems
4 1 (0.48%) HFM
4 1 (0.48%) iTrent
4 1 (0.48%) Maximo
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.48%) Primavera
4 1 (0.48%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.73%) Power Platform
2 10 (4.81%) AWS
3 7 (3.37%) Azure
4 5 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (2.40%) Google Sheets
4 5 (2.40%) Office 365
4 5 (2.40%) PowerApps
5 3 (1.44%) GitHub
5 3 (1.44%) SaaS
6 2 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.96%) GCP
7 1 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.48%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.48%) Dropbox
7 1 (0.48%) Slack
7 1 (0.48%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.48%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.73%) Internet
1 14 (6.73%) VPN
2 13 (6.25%) Remote Desktop
2 13 (6.25%) WebEx
3 7 (3.37%) 4G
4 6 (2.88%) 3G
4 6 (2.88%) 5G
5 4 (1.92%) LAN
6 3 (1.44%) SAN
6 3 (1.44%) WAN
6 3 (1.44%) Wireless
7 2 (0.96%) Intranet
7 2 (0.96%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.48%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.48%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.48%) DWDM
8 1 (0.48%) IMAP
8 1 (0.48%) Skype
8 1 (0.48%) Softphone
8 1 (0.48%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.73%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.29%) Power BI
3 8 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (3.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (2.40%) Big Data
5 5 (2.40%) Data Mining
6 4 (1.92%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.44%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (1.44%) GIS
8 2 (0.96%) BigQuery
8 2 (0.96%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.96%) MS Access
8 2 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.96%) Pentaho
9 1 (0.48%) Data Mart
9 1 (0.48%) Electronic Patient Records
9 1 (0.48%) Geospatial Data
9 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Power View
9 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (6.25%) JIRA
2 4 (1.92%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.48%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.48%) LSMW
4 1 (0.48%) MSI
4 1 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 55 (26.44%) Finance
2 20 (9.62%) Public Sector
3 16 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.85%) Retail
5 7 (3.37%) Billing
6 5 (2.40%) Front Office
7 4 (1.92%) Banking
7 4 (1.92%) Local Government
7 4 (1.92%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.92%) Publishing
8 3 (1.44%) Legal
8 3 (1.44%) Marketing
9 2 (0.96%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.48%) Back Office
10 1 (0.48%) French Language
10 1 (0.48%) Military
Job Titles
1 49 (23.56%) Analyst
2 20 (9.62%) Developer
3 19 (9.13%) Project Manager
4 16 (7.69%) Coordinator
5 14 (6.73%) IT Support
6 13 (6.25%) Business Analyst
6 13 (6.25%) Data Analyst
7 9 (4.33%) IT Analyst
8 8 (3.85%) Support Engineer
8 8 (3.85%) VBA Developer
9 7 (3.37%) Architect
9 7 (3.37%) Excel Developer
9 7 (3.37%) Excel VBA Developer
9 7 (3.37%) Junior
9 7 (3.37%) Project Officer
10 6 (2.88%) Administrator
10 6 (2.88%) Consultant
10 6 (2.88%) Telecoms Architect
11 5 (2.40%) Performance Analyst
11 5 (2.40%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.40%) .NET
1 5 (2.40%) jQuery
2 4 (1.92%) CSS
2 4 (1.92%) HTML
3 3 (1.44%) AngularJS
3 3 (1.44%) CSS3
3 3 (1.44%) HTML5
3 3 (1.44%) Middleware
4 2 (0.96%) BAPI
4 2 (0.96%) IDoc
4 2 (0.96%) ODBC
4 2 (0.96%) RESTful
4 2 (0.96%) XML
5 1 (0.48%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.48%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.48%) React
5 1 (0.48%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 30 (14.42%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (8.17%) Management Information System
3 12 (5.77%) Blackberry
3 12 (5.77%) PDA
4 8 (3.85%) NHS
5 7 (3.37%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (2.40%) CMDB
6 5 (2.40%) User Experience
7 4 (1.92%) Derivative
7 4 (1.92%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.92%) Equities
8 3 (1.44%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.44%) Fixed Income
8 3 (1.44%) Handset
9 2 (0.96%) Blog
9 2 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.96%) EPoS
9 2 (0.96%) FMCG
9 2 (0.96%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 36 (17.31%) Windows
2 19 (9.13%) Windows 7
2 19 (9.13%) Windows Server
3 15 (7.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (7.21%) Windows XP
4 13 (6.25%) Windows 2000
4 13 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (6.25%) Windows Vista
5 9 (4.33%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (15.87%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (14.42%) Problem-Solving
3 23 (11.06%) Data Analysis
4 22 (10.58%) Project Management
5 21 (10.10%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (9.13%) Migration
7 18 (8.65%) ITSM
8 15 (7.21%) Data Management
9 14 (6.73%) Change Control
9 14 (6.73%) PRINCE2
10 13 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (6.25%) Service Delivery
11 12 (5.77%) Incident Management
12 11 (5.29%) Risk Management
12 11 (5.29%) Scrum
13 10 (4.81%) Data Modelling
13 10 (4.81%) Statistics
14 9 (4.33%) Asset Management
14 9 (4.33%) Document Management
14 9 (4.33%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 29 (13.94%) SQL
2 12 (5.77%) VBA
3 10 (4.81%) C
4 5 (2.40%) Python
5 4 (1.92%) C#
5 4 (1.92%) R
6 3 (1.44%) VB
7 2 (0.96%) ABAP
8 1 (0.48%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.48%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.48%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.48%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 17 (8.17%) SC Cleared
3 11 (5.29%) Degree
4 8 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (2.40%) MCP
6 4 (1.92%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.48%) ACCA
8 1 (0.48%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.48%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.48%) NVQ Level 3
8 1 (0.48%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.48%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.81%) Data Quality
2 9 (4.33%) GDPR
2 9 (4.33%) SLA
3 8 (3.85%) QA
4 7 (3.37%) PMO
5 1 (0.48%) BS7799
5 1 (0.48%) GAAP
5 1 (0.48%) IFRS
5 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.48%) Solvency II
System Software
1 21 (10.10%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.44%) vCloud
2 3 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.96%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.48%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (6.25%) ServiceCenter
2 12 (5.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (2.40%) SCCM
4 3 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.44%) WSUS
5 1 (0.48%) Control-M
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 42 (20.19%) Microsoft
2 15 (7.21%) Remedy
3 14 (6.73%) SAP
4 13 (6.25%) Bomgar
4 13 (6.25%) HP
4 13 (6.25%) Peregrine
5 11 (5.29%) Adobe
6 9 (4.33%) Oracle
7 8 (3.85%) Google
8 6 (2.88%) ServiceNow
9 4 (1.92%) IBM
10 3 (1.44%) Citrix
10 3 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.44%) Symantec
10 3 (1.44%) VMware
11 2 (0.96%) BT
11 2 (0.96%) Cisco
11 2 (0.96%) Hyperion
11 2 (0.96%) Planview
11 2 (0.96%) Wyse