Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 507 491 474
Rank change year-on-year -16 -17 -57
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 368 453 496
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.42% 0.44%
As % of the Applications category 4.38% 4.50% 4.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 296 259
UK median daily rate £400 £313 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.00% -0.79% +5.00%
10th Percentile £162 £150 £150
90th Percentile £688 £528 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £280 £250
% change year-on-year +19.64% +12.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 33 50
UK median hourly rate £16.03 £13.72 £13.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.84% +2.22% -10.52%
10th Percentile £9.90 £9.25 £9.00
90th Percentile £39.35 £18.70 £29.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.07 £13.50 £12.25
% change year-on-year +11.63% +10.20% -18.33%

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 8399 10077 12137
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.78% 9.26% 10.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4922 5983 6846
UK median daily rate £355 £340 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.49% +0.74% +3.85%
10th Percentile £150 £150 £155
90th Percentile £550 £525 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +3.13% -1.54% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 688 894 1164
UK median hourly rate £16.18 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.94% +10.00% -3.23%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £43.40 £38.00 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79% -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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 0 345 £400 +26.48% 27
London -12 190 £450 +26.32% 12
UK excluding London +5 169 £335 +19.64% 16
South East +8 51 £313 +3.31% 3
Midlands +30 34 £350 +68.67% 4
North of England +39 32 £325 +41.30% 2
West Midlands +43 31 £350 +79.49% 2
South West -2 20 £278 -3.48% 3
East of England -14 18 £350 +25.00% 3
North West +19 15 £330 +0.38% 1
Yorkshire +20 12 £188 -19.79% 1
Scotland +36 10 £425 +51.79%
North East +60 5 £325 +80.56%
Wales -8 4 - -
East Midlands -13 2 £141 -39.35% 2

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 181 (49.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 120 (32.61%) Microsoft
3 113 (30.71%) Finance
4 80 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
5 76 (20.65%) Agile Software Development
6 68 (18.48%) SQL
7 59 (16.03%) Windows
8 52 (14.13%) Data Analysis
9 50 (13.59%) Microsoft Office
10 46 (12.50%) Analytics
11 45 (12.23%) Python
12 43 (11.68%) C#
13 42 (11.41%) Project Management
14 40 (10.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 38 (10.33%) VBA
16 33 (8.97%) .NET
16 33 (8.97%) Banking
17 30 (8.15%) Migration
18 29 (7.88%) Security Cleared
19 27 (7.34%) Derivative
19 27 (7.34%) Degree
20 26 (7.07%) Visualisation
20 26 (7.07%) XML
21 25 (6.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
22 24 (6.52%) Windows 7
22 24 (6.52%) C++
22 24 (6.52%) Front Office
22 24 (6.52%) CMS
22 24 (6.52%) Quantitative Research
23 23 (6.25%) Data Visualisation

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 24 (6.52%) CMS
2 12 (3.26%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.09%) Apache Spark
3 4 (1.09%) IIS
4 3 (0.82%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.54%) SAS
5 2 (0.54%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.27%) Confluence
6 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.27%) Smallworld
Applications
1 181 (49.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 50 (13.59%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (6.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (5.43%) MS Visio
5 16 (4.35%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.54%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.54%) SPSS
7 1 (0.27%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.27%) Autodesk Inventor
7 1 (0.27%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 3 (0.82%) RMDS
2 2 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.54%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.54%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.54%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.27%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.27%) Orchestrade
3 1 (0.27%) Primavera
3 1 (0.27%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.27%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.27%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.27%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.72%) Google Analytics
2 7 (1.90%) Office 365
3 5 (1.36%) GitHub
4 4 (1.09%) Google Tag Manager
5 3 (0.82%) Trello
6 2 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.27%) AdWords
7 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.27%) SaaS
7 1 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.62%) Internet
2 5 (1.36%) VPN
3 4 (1.09%) Intranet
4 3 (0.82%) DNS
4 3 (0.82%) WebEx
5 2 (0.54%) Firewall
5 2 (0.54%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.54%) LAN
5 2 (0.54%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (0.54%) SMS
5 2 (0.54%) VoIP
5 2 (0.54%) Wireless
6 1 (0.27%) 802.11
6 1 (0.27%) IMAP
6 1 (0.27%) Skype
6 1 (0.27%) WAAS
6 1 (0.27%) WAN
6 1 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.27%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.62%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (2.45%) Big Data
5 8 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (1.63%) QlikView
7 6 (1.63%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.09%) MS Access
8 4 (1.09%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.09%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.82%) MySQL
9 3 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.82%) PowerPivot
9 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.54%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 2 (0.54%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 10 (2.72%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (1.63%) JIRA
3 4 (1.09%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.09%) MSI
3 4 (1.09%) Selenium
3 4 (1.09%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.82%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 3 (0.82%) TestRail
4 3 (0.82%) WiX
5 2 (0.54%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.54%) FitNesse
5 2 (0.54%) HP UFT
5 2 (0.54%) Hudson
5 2 (0.54%) IntelliJ
5 2 (0.54%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.54%) Maven
5 2 (0.54%) NUnit
5 2 (0.54%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.27%) Dreamweaver
General
1 113 (30.71%) Finance
2 33 (8.97%) Banking
3 24 (6.52%) Front Office
4 17 (4.62%) Investment Banking
5 15 (4.08%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.99%) Legal
7 9 (2.45%) Marketing
7 9 (2.45%) Publishing
8 5 (1.36%) Back Office
9 4 (1.09%) Advertising
9 4 (1.09%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.82%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.82%) Law
11 2 (0.54%) Electronics
11 2 (0.54%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.54%) German Language
11 2 (0.54%) Local Government
11 2 (0.54%) Military
11 2 (0.54%) Retail
12 1 (0.27%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 124 (33.70%) Analyst
2 79 (21.47%) Developer
3 37 (10.05%) Data Analyst
4 29 (7.88%) Business Analyst
5 22 (5.98%) C++ Developer
6 21 (5.71%) Administrator
6 21 (5.71%) C++ Pricing Developer
6 21 (5.71%) Quantitative Developer
7 20 (5.43%) Coordinator
7 20 (5.43%) Python Developer
8 19 (5.16%) Project Manager
9 18 (4.89%) .NET Developer
10 15 (4.08%) Front Office Developer
11 13 (3.53%) Consultant
11 13 (3.53%) Project Officer
11 13 (3.53%) Support Officer
12 12 (3.26%) Analytics Developer
12 12 (3.26%) C# Developer
12 12 (3.26%) Excel Analyst
12 12 (3.26%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (8.97%) .NET
2 26 (7.07%) XML
3 21 (5.71%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 21 (5.71%) STL
4 13 (3.53%) Web Services
5 10 (2.72%) ASP.NET
5 10 (2.72%) HTML
6 4 (1.09%) CSS
6 4 (1.09%) D3.js
6 4 (1.09%) Three.js
7 3 (0.82%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 3 (0.82%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (0.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 3 (0.82%) Breeze.js
7 3 (0.82%) Durandal
7 3 (0.82%) Entity Framework
7 3 (0.82%) Express
7 3 (0.82%) jQuery
7 3 (0.82%) Kendo UI
7 3 (0.82%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 80 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (10.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 27 (7.34%) Derivative
4 23 (6.25%) Fixed Income
5 22 (5.98%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 21 (5.71%) Management Information System
6 21 (5.71%) Swaptions
7 17 (4.62%) Data Centre
7 17 (4.62%) NHS
8 9 (2.45%) Data Protection Act
9 8 (2.17%) Data Structures
10 6 (1.63%) Computer Science
10 6 (1.63%) Equities
10 6 (1.63%) Social Media
11 5 (1.36%) Algorithms
11 5 (1.36%) Blog
11 5 (1.36%) Freedom of Information
12 4 (1.09%) CMDB
12 4 (1.09%) Driving Licence
12 4 (1.09%) Pricing Data
Operating Systems
1 59 (16.03%) Windows
2 24 (6.52%) Windows 7
3 8 (2.17%) Linux
4 7 (1.90%) Windows 10
5 6 (1.63%) Unix
6 3 (0.82%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.82%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.54%) Windows 2000
7 2 (0.54%) Windows 8
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 Mobile
8 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (20.65%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (14.13%) Data Analysis
3 46 (12.50%) Analytics
4 42 (11.41%) Project Management
5 30 (8.15%) Migration
6 26 (7.07%) Visualisation
7 24 (6.52%) Quantitative Research
8 23 (6.25%) Data Visualisation
8 23 (6.25%) PRINCE2
8 23 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
9 22 (5.98%) Risk Analytics
10 21 (5.71%) Asset Management
11 18 (4.89%) Business Intelligence
12 17 (4.62%) Data Management
12 17 (4.62%) Data Protection
13 16 (4.35%) Change Management
13 16 (4.35%) Risk Management
13 16 (4.35%) Time Management
13 16 (4.35%) Workflow
14 15 (4.08%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 68 (18.48%) SQL
2 45 (12.23%) Python
3 43 (11.68%) C#
4 38 (10.33%) VBA
5 24 (6.52%) C++
6 10 (2.72%) Java
6 10 (2.72%) R
7 7 (1.90%) JavaScript
7 7 (1.90%) VB
8 6 (1.63%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.09%) MATLAB
10 3 (0.82%) Ruby
10 3 (0.82%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.54%) C
11 2 (0.54%) Go
11 2 (0.54%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.54%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.27%) Perl
12 1 (0.27%) PHP
12 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (7.88%) Security Cleared
2 27 (7.34%) Degree
3 14 (3.80%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.90%) PhD
5 6 (1.63%) DV Cleared
5 6 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (1.36%) DBS Check
6 5 (1.36%) Postgraduate
7 4 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.09%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.82%) ACCA
8 3 (0.82%) BICSI Certification
8 3 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.82%) CIMA
8 3 (0.82%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (0.82%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.82%) JNCIA
8 3 (0.82%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.43%) PMO
2 9 (2.45%) SLA
3 8 (2.17%) Data Quality
3 8 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 6 (1.63%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (1.63%) GDPR
5 6 (1.63%) QA
6 4 (1.09%) MiFID
7 3 (0.82%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.54%) IFRS
9 1 (0.27%) HL7
9 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.27%) JSP 440
System Software
1 16 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.09%) Firmware
4 3 (0.82%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.54%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (0.82%) SCCM
2 2 (0.54%) AppDNA
2 2 (0.54%) DameWare
2 2 (0.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.27%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 120 (32.61%) Microsoft
2 15 (4.08%) Oracle
3 14 (3.80%) Google
4 10 (2.72%) Bloomberg
4 10 (2.72%) CheckPoint
5 9 (2.45%) Reuters
5 9 (2.45%) Tableau
6 7 (1.90%) CA
6 7 (1.90%) HP
6 7 (1.90%) SAP
7 6 (1.63%) IFS
8 5 (1.36%) VMware
9 4 (1.09%) Cisco
9 4 (1.09%) Remedy
10 3 (0.82%) Dell
10 3 (0.82%) DevExpress
10 3 (0.82%) Juniper
10 3 (0.82%) Sage
10 3 (0.82%) Sybase
11 2 (0.54%) Bomgar