Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 2022 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
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 517 422 555
Rank change year-on-year -95 +133 +33
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 334 182 204
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.43% 0.29%
As % of the Applications category 5.23% 6.11% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 122 121
10th Percentile £150 £224 £128
25th Percentile £228 £313 £178
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £400 £325
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% +23.08% -13.33%
75th Percentile £556 £525 £445
90th Percentile £723 £709 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £333 £400 £264
% change year-on-year -16.88% +51.37% -18.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 27 23
10th Percentile £11.65 £11.08 £11.68
25th Percentile £11.91 £12.87 £14.44
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year -6.45% -13.89% -2.09%
75th Percentile £24.25 £26.08 £28.62
90th Percentile £28.75 £41.66 £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £13.49 £18.83
% change year-on-year +7.49% -28.36% +3.98%

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 6,392 2,979 6,258
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.28% 7.02% 8.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,171 1,933 3,716
10th Percentile £150 £135 £138
25th Percentile £260 £213 £213
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £369 £360
Median % change year-on-year +15.18% +2.50% -4.00%
75th Percentile £540 £488 £475
90th Percentile £632 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year +7.69% -1.52% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 496 247 618
10th Percentile £10.77 £11.92 £11.50
25th Percentile £14.25 £13.90 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.52 £20.00 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year -2.40% +11.11% +12.50%
75th Percentile £39.50 £36.25 £23.75
90th Percentile £49.25 £48.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% +14.38%

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 27 January 2022.

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 27 January 2022.

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 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -81 283 £436 +9.06% 72
UK excluding London -37 166 £333 -16.88% 54
London -127 119 £540 +20.00% 21
Work from Home -120 81 £425 -1.62% 4
Midlands -28 47 £350 -32.37% 10
West Midlands -18 40 £295 -43.00% 9
South East -43 38 £310 -21.52% 12
North of England -59 30 £279 -24.66% 13
North West -56 20 £200 -50.00% 7
South West -36 18 £395 +34.63% 8
Scotland -38 18 £333 -33.50% 2
East of England -36 17 £540 +47.95% 7
Yorkshire -28 10 £375 +68.54% 3
East Midlands -24 7 £425 -20.93% 1
Wales - 3 £126 - 2

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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.

1 127 (38.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 95 (28.44%) Social Skills
3 84 (25.15%) Finance
4 65 (19.46%) Microsoft
5 59 (17.66%) Analytical Skills
6 57 (17.07%) Project Management
7 56 (16.77%) Public Sector
8 48 (14.37%) Agile Software Development
9 44 (13.17%) Problem-Solving
10 39 (11.68%) Oracle
11 38 (11.38%) SQL
12 35 (10.48%) Degree
13 34 (10.18%) Management Information System
14 29 (8.68%) Microsoft Office
14 29 (8.68%) ETL
15 28 (8.38%) Configuration Management
16 27 (8.08%) Data Analysis
17 26 (7.78%) Banking
17 26 (7.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
17 26 (7.78%) Google
17 26 (7.78%) Organisational Skills
18 25 (7.49%) Business Intelligence
18 25 (7.49%) Stakeholder Management
18 25 (7.49%) Security Cleared
19 24 (7.19%) AWS
20 23 (6.89%) Analytics
20 23 (6.89%) Decision-Making
21 22 (6.59%) Data Acquisition
21 22 (6.59%) Windows
21 22 (6.59%) 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 16 (4.79%) Apache
2 7 (2.10%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.20%) Confluence
4 3 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.60%) ArcGIS
5 2 (0.60%) SAS
6 1 (0.30%) CMS
6 1 (0.30%) Documentum
6 1 (0.30%) IIS
Applications
1 127 (38.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (8.68%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (7.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (2.99%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (2.10%) MS Visio
6 6 (1.80%) SPSS
7 2 (0.60%) Windchill
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle Smart View
Business Applications
1 4 (1.20%) Primavera
2 2 (0.60%) SAP MDG
2 2 (0.60%) SAP PS
2 2 (0.60%) SimCorp Dimension
2 2 (0.60%) Summit
3 1 (0.30%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.30%) Eikon
3 1 (0.30%) HFM
3 1 (0.30%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.30%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.30%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.30%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.30%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 24 (7.19%) AWS
2 20 (5.99%) Power Platform
3 17 (5.09%) Amazon S3
4 13 (3.89%) Google Workspace
5 8 (2.40%) Azure
6 7 (2.10%) Microsoft 365
7 6 (1.80%) Google Docs
8 4 (1.20%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (1.20%) Azure Logic Apps
8 4 (1.20%) Serverless
9 3 (0.90%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 3 (0.90%) Azure Functions
9 3 (0.90%) Azure Storage
9 3 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.90%) GCP
9 3 (0.90%) Google Sheets
9 3 (0.90%) SaaS
10 2 (0.60%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.60%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.30%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.30%) Internet
1 1 (0.30%) Intranet
1 1 (0.30%) LAN
1 1 (0.30%) VoIP
1 1 (0.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.99%) Power BI
1 20 (5.99%) Relational Database
2 18 (5.39%) Hadoop
3 17 (5.09%) MySQL
4 16 (4.79%) Apache Hive
4 16 (4.79%) Impala
4 16 (4.79%) Pentaho
5 15 (4.49%) SQL Server
5 15 (4.49%) Tableau
6 11 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (2.40%) Big Data
8 5 (1.50%) Data Lake
9 4 (1.20%) Metadata
9 4 (1.20%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.90%) GIS
10 3 (0.90%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.90%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (5.09%) Jenkins
2 16 (4.79%) Git (software)
3 11 (3.29%) JIRA
4 1 (0.30%) LSMW
4 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 95 (28.44%) Social Skills
2 84 (25.15%) Finance
3 59 (17.66%) Analytical Skills
4 56 (16.77%) Public Sector
5 26 (7.78%) Banking
5 26 (7.78%) Organisational Skills
6 16 (4.79%) Front Office
7 12 (3.59%) Retail
8 11 (3.29%) Presentation Skills
9 6 (1.80%) Back Office
9 6 (1.80%) Documentation Skills
10 5 (1.50%) Law
10 5 (1.50%) Legal
10 5 (1.50%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.50%) Marketing
11 4 (1.20%) Influencing Skills
11 4 (1.20%) Investment Banking
11 4 (1.20%) Local Government
11 4 (1.20%) Publishing
12 3 (0.90%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 122 (36.53%) Analyst
2 49 (14.67%) Business Analyst
3 40 (11.98%) Data Analyst
4 26 (7.78%) Administrator
4 26 (7.78%) Coordinator
5 23 (6.89%) Developer
6 21 (6.29%) Consultant
6 21 (6.29%) Project Manager
7 16 (4.79%) Project Coordinator
8 11 (3.29%) Architect
8 11 (3.29%) IT Administrator
9 10 (2.99%) Electronic Trading Consultant
9 10 (2.99%) IT Analyst
9 10 (2.99%) Java Consultant
9 10 (2.99%) Pricing Consultant
9 10 (2.99%) Senior Analyst
10 9 (2.69%) Excel Analyst
11 8 (2.40%) HR Analyst
11 8 (2.40%) Service Analyst
12 7 (2.10%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.69%) .NET
2 6 (1.80%) HTML
3 4 (1.20%) HTML5
4 3 (0.90%) .NET Core
4 3 (0.90%) Blazor
4 3 (0.90%) JSON
4 3 (0.90%) Web Services
5 2 (0.60%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.60%) Google Maps API
5 2 (0.60%) Leaflet
5 2 (0.60%) ODBC
5 2 (0.60%) XML
6 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET Core
6 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.30%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 1 (0.30%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.30%) IDoc
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.30%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.30%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 34 (10.18%) Management Information System
2 21 (6.29%) Legacy Systems
3 16 (4.79%) Fixed Income
4 12 (3.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 11 (3.29%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (2.10%) Data Centre
6 7 (2.10%) Derivative
6 7 (2.10%) User Experience
7 6 (1.80%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (1.80%) NHS
8 5 (1.50%) Freedom of Information
8 5 (1.50%) Freedom of Information Act
9 4 (1.20%) Smartphone
9 4 (1.20%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.20%) W3C
10 3 (0.90%) Cloud Native
10 3 (0.90%) CMDB
10 3 (0.90%) Equities
10 3 (0.90%) Reference Data
10 3 (0.90%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 22 (6.59%) Windows
2 9 (2.69%) Linux
3 5 (1.50%) Unix
3 5 (1.50%) Windows 10
4 2 (0.60%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.60%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.60%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (17.07%) Project Management
2 48 (14.37%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (13.17%) Problem-Solving
4 29 (8.68%) ETL
5 28 (8.38%) Configuration Management
6 27 (8.08%) Data Analysis
7 25 (7.49%) Business Intelligence
7 25 (7.49%) Stakeholder Management
8 23 (6.89%) Analytics
8 23 (6.89%) Decision-Making
9 22 (6.59%) Data Acquisition
10 21 (6.29%) Migration
11 19 (5.69%) Computer Science
11 19 (5.69%) Data Integration
12 18 (5.39%) Release Management
12 18 (5.39%) Validation
12 18 (5.39%) Visualisation
13 17 (5.09%) Data Modelling
14 16 (4.79%) Cybersecurity
14 16 (4.79%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (11.38%) SQL
2 19 (5.69%) Java
3 10 (2.99%) Python
3 10 (2.99%) VBA
4 7 (2.10%) C#
5 6 (1.80%) R
5 6 (1.80%) T-SQL
6 5 (1.50%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.20%) C++
7 4 (1.20%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.90%) Go
9 2 (0.60%) C
9 2 (0.60%) Lua
10 1 (0.30%) ABAP
10 1 (0.30%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.30%) PHP
10 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (10.48%) Degree
2 25 (7.49%) Security Cleared
3 16 (4.79%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.10%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (2.10%) PMI Certification
4 7 (2.10%) PMP
5 4 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.90%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.60%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.60%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.30%) CCNA
8 1 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.30%) CISSP
8 1 (0.30%) ISEB
8 1 (0.30%) MCSE
8 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.59%) Data Quality
2 17 (5.09%) PMO
3 11 (3.29%) QA
4 8 (2.40%) GDPR
5 5 (1.50%) Accessibility
6 4 (1.20%) WCAG
7 3 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.90%) IFRS
7 3 (0.90%) SLA
8 2 (0.60%) GAAP
9 1 (0.30%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
9 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 17025
9 1 (0.30%) ISO17020
9 1 (0.30%) ITGC
9 1 (0.30%) P3O
9 1 (0.30%) SEPA
System Software
1 16 (4.79%) HDFS
2 6 (1.80%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.30%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (4.79%) Ansible
2 4 (1.20%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.30%) SCCM
Vendors
1 65 (19.46%) Microsoft
2 39 (11.68%) Oracle
3 26 (7.78%) Google
4 20 (5.99%) SAP
5 16 (4.79%) Cloudera
5 16 (4.79%) ServiceNow
6 5 (1.50%) Alteryx
7 3 (0.90%) Anaplan
7 3 (0.90%) MuleSoft
7 3 (0.90%) Sage
7 3 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.90%) Talend
8 2 (0.60%) ESRI
8 2 (0.60%) Mapbox
8 2 (0.60%) Mapinfo
8 2 (0.60%) SimCorp
9 1 (0.30%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.30%) LabWare
9 1 (0.30%) Northgate
9 1 (0.30%) Nuix