Period
to 16 August 2018

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 16 August 2018 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 572 516 504
Rank change year-on-year -56 -12 -35
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 333 370 453
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.39% 0.42%
As % of the Applications category 3.87% 4.41% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 239 292
UK median daily rate £364 £400 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.06% +25.00% +0.79%
10th Percentile £131 £159 £157
90th Percentile £625 £688 £537
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £335 £280
% change year-on-year -14.10% +19.64% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 34 33
UK median hourly rate £16.81 £16.03 £13.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.83% +16.84% +2.22%
10th Percentile £10.71 £9.90 £9.25
90th Percentile £45.13 £39.35 £18.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.43 £15.07 £13.50
% change year-on-year +9.02% +11.63% +10.20%

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 8,603 8,392 10,106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.41% 8.77% 9.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,099 4,923 5,996
UK median daily rate £374 £358 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.33% +5.92% +0.15%
10th Percentile £146 £150 £150
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +5.30% +1.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 760 688 890
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.12 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.36% -2.30% +10.00%
10th Percentile £10.74 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £38.75 £43.75 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - -6.06% +13.79%

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 16 August 2018.

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 16 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Spreadsheet in the UK

Spreadsheet
Top 16 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 16 August 2018. 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 -99 297 £375 -6.38% 63
UK excluding London -28 169 £288 -14.10% 49
London -38 159 £475 +7.04% 16
South East -17 49 £320 -1.54% 10
North of England -5 36 £286 -12.15% 17
East of England -6 22 £188 -46.43% 9
Midlands -19 22 £200 -42.86% 8
Yorkshire -6 19 £225 +20.00% 6
Scotland -26 19 £300 -31.43%
West Midlands -41 15 £251 -28.21% 5
North West -16 14 £326 -1.36% 9
Wales -11 9 £400 - 2
South West -16 9 £228 -18.02% 3
East Midlands +6 7 £102 -27.66% 3
North East -9 3 £381 +17.31% 2
Northern Ireland - 3 £314 -

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, 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.

1 170 (51.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 102 (30.63%) Finance
3 91 (27.33%) Microsoft
4 72 (21.62%) SQL
5 62 (18.62%) Microsoft Office
6 55 (16.52%) Analytical Skills
7 53 (15.92%) VBA
8 50 (15.02%) Problem-Solving
9 45 (13.51%) SQL Server
10 42 (12.61%) Migration
11 35 (10.51%) Agile Software Development
12 34 (10.21%) Project Management
13 33 (9.91%) Banking
14 32 (9.61%) Windows
15 26 (7.81%) Business Intelligence
15 26 (7.81%) Data Analysis
16 25 (7.51%) Oracle
17 24 (7.21%) Front Office
18 23 (6.91%) C#
18 23 (6.91%) Degree
19 21 (6.31%) Change Management
19 21 (6.31%) Fixed Income
19 21 (6.31%) Analytics
20 20 (6.01%) Stakeholder Management
20 20 (6.01%) Business Analysis
20 20 (6.01%) Security Cleared
21 18 (5.41%) Validation
21 18 (5.41%) Power BI
22 17 (5.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 16 (4.80%) Process Improvement

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 (4.80%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.10%) NServiceBus
2 7 (2.10%) WebSphere
3 6 (1.80%) IIS
4 3 (0.90%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.60%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.30%) Apache
6 1 (0.30%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.30%) CMS
6 1 (0.30%) Confluence
6 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.30%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.30%) SAS
6 1 (0.30%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.30%) Smallworld
Applications
1 170 (51.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 62 (18.62%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (4.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (2.40%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.60%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.60%) Windchill
7 1 (0.30%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.30%) Autodesk Inventor
7 1 (0.30%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.30%) Revit
Business Applications
1 4 (1.20%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.90%) SAP HR
3 2 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.60%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.60%) Orchestrade
3 2 (0.60%) RMDS
4 1 (0.30%) HFM
4 1 (0.30%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.30%) Maximo
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.30%) Primavera
4 1 (0.30%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.30%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.30%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.80%) Office 365
3 3 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.90%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (0.60%) GitHub
5 1 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.30%) Lucidchart
5 1 (0.30%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.30%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.60%) Internet
2 4 (1.20%) DNS
2 4 (1.20%) Firewall
2 4 (1.20%) Intranet
3 3 (0.90%) CTI
3 3 (0.90%) PBX
3 3 (0.90%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (0.90%) WebEx
3 3 (0.90%) WLAN
4 2 (0.60%) Network Security
4 2 (0.60%) SAN
5 1 (0.30%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (0.30%) DHCP
5 1 (0.30%) DSL
5 1 (0.30%) NAS
5 1 (0.30%) OpenFlow
5 1 (0.30%) Softphone
5 1 (0.30%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.30%) WAN
5 1 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.41%) Power BI
3 17 (5.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (4.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (2.70%) Crystal Reports
5 9 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
5 9 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (2.40%) BusinessObjects
7 7 (2.10%) Data Mining
7 7 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (2.10%) MS Access
7 7 (2.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (1.80%) OLAP
9 5 (1.50%) Big Data
9 5 (1.50%) QlikView
9 5 (1.50%) SQL Server 2016
10 4 (1.20%) MySQL
11 3 (0.90%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.90%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (0.60%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (2.10%) Artifactory
2 7 (2.10%) Bitbucket
2 7 (2.10%) Moq
2 7 (2.10%) NCrunch
2 7 (2.10%) NUnit
2 7 (2.10%) ReSharper
2 7 (2.10%) TeamCity
3 3 (0.90%) JIRA
4 2 (0.60%) Subversion
5 1 (0.30%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.30%) MSI
5 1 (0.30%) Selenium
General
1 102 (30.63%) Finance
2 33 (9.91%) Banking
3 24 (7.21%) Front Office
4 16 (4.80%) Telecoms
5 14 (4.20%) Investment Banking
6 13 (3.90%) Legal
7 10 (3.00%) Advertising
7 10 (3.00%) Retail
8 7 (2.10%) Publishing
9 6 (1.80%) Law
10 5 (1.50%) Financial Institution
11 4 (1.20%) Billing
11 4 (1.20%) Marketing
12 3 (0.90%) Back Office
12 3 (0.90%) Digital Economy
12 3 (0.90%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.60%) Portuguese Language
14 1 (0.30%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.30%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.30%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 88 (26.43%) Analyst
2 71 (21.32%) Developer
3 37 (11.11%) Administrator
4 36 (10.81%) VBA Developer
5 27 (8.11%) Consultant
6 23 (6.91%) Project Manager
7 20 (6.01%) Business Analyst
8 19 (5.71%) Excel Developer
9 17 (5.11%) Data Analyst
10 16 (4.80%) Excel VBA Developer
10 16 (4.80%) SQL Developer
11 15 (4.50%) C# Developer
11 15 (4.50%) Senior Developer
12 13 (3.90%) Excel Analyst
13 12 (3.60%) Procurement Officer
14 10 (3.00%) Coordinator
14 10 (3.00%) SQL Analyst
15 9 (2.70%) .NET Developer
16 8 (2.40%) Senior Analyst
16 8 (2.40%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.50%) XML
2 13 (3.90%) .NET
2 13 (3.90%) Oracle Fusion
3 11 (3.30%) Middleware
4 9 (2.70%) REST
5 8 (2.40%) WPF
6 7 (2.10%) ASP.NET Web API
6 7 (2.10%) MSMQ
6 7 (2.10%) WCF
6 7 (2.10%) WebSphere MQ
6 7 (2.10%) WinForms
7 4 (1.20%) HTML
8 3 (0.90%) Rendezvous
8 3 (0.90%) Web Services
9 2 (0.60%) COM
9 2 (0.60%) EDI
9 2 (0.60%) XML Messaging
10 1 (0.30%) JSON
10 1 (0.30%) Ruby on Rails
10 1 (0.30%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 55 (16.52%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (6.31%) Fixed Income
3 14 (4.20%) Management Information System
3 14 (4.20%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (3.30%) Derivative
5 7 (2.10%) Data Centre
6 6 (1.80%) Virtual Team
7 5 (1.50%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (1.50%) NHS
8 4 (1.20%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.20%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.20%) Equities
8 4 (1.20%) Wiki
9 3 (0.90%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.90%) IVR
9 3 (0.90%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.60%) Freedom of Information
10 2 (0.60%) Handset
10 2 (0.60%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 32 (9.61%) Windows
2 16 (4.80%) Windows 10
3 7 (2.10%) Windows 7
3 7 (2.10%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.80%) Linux
4 6 (1.80%) Unix
5 5 (1.50%) AIX
6 3 (0.90%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.90%) Solaris
7 2 (0.60%) Android
7 2 (0.60%) Data ONTAP
7 2 (0.60%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.30%) SUSE
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (15.02%) Problem-Solving
2 42 (12.61%) Migration
3 35 (10.51%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (10.21%) Project Management
5 26 (7.81%) Business Intelligence
5 26 (7.81%) Data Analysis
6 21 (6.31%) Analytics
6 21 (6.31%) Change Management
7 20 (6.01%) Business Analysis
7 20 (6.01%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (5.41%) Validation
9 16 (4.80%) Process Improvement
10 15 (4.50%) Data Migration
11 14 (4.20%) Asset Management
12 13 (3.90%) Continuous Improvement
12 13 (3.90%) Data Management
13 11 (3.30%) Data Protection
13 11 (3.30%) Risk Management
13 11 (3.30%) Scrum
13 11 (3.30%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 72 (21.62%) SQL
2 53 (15.92%) VBA
3 23 (6.91%) C#
4 12 (3.60%) Java
5 11 (3.30%) Python
6 9 (2.70%) VB
7 6 (1.80%) C++
8 5 (1.50%) R
8 5 (1.50%) VB.NET
9 4 (1.20%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.90%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.60%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.60%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.30%) C
12 1 (0.30%) Go
12 1 (0.30%) Java 8
12 1 (0.30%) Prolog
12 1 (0.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 23 (6.91%) Degree
2 20 (6.01%) Security Cleared
3 12 (3.60%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.10%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.20%) APMP
6 3 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.90%) CISSP
6 3 (0.90%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.90%) PMP
6 3 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.60%) CISM
7 2 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.60%) ECDL
7 2 (0.60%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.30%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.30%) HNC
8 1 (0.30%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.50%) PMO
2 11 (3.30%) QA
3 9 (2.70%) GDPR
4 8 (2.40%) Data Quality
5 4 (1.20%) SLA
6 2 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (0.30%) GAAP
7 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.30%) Solvency II
System Software
1 13 (3.90%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.60%) HDFS
3 2 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.30%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 5 (1.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (1.20%) SCCM
3 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.30%) DameWare
4 1 (0.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.30%) IBM BigFix
4 1 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.30%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 91 (27.33%) Microsoft
2 25 (7.51%) Oracle
3 9 (2.70%) SAP
4 8 (2.40%) Bloomberg
4 8 (2.40%) DevExpress
4 8 (2.40%) Tableau
5 4 (1.20%) Reuters
5 4 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (1.20%) VMware
6 3 (0.90%) Apple
6 3 (0.90%) Cisco
6 3 (0.90%) FactSet
6 3 (0.90%) Google
6 3 (0.90%) IBM
6 3 (0.90%) Samsung
6 3 (0.90%) Sony
6 3 (0.90%) TIBCO
7 2 (0.60%) Brocade
7 2 (0.60%) CyberArk
7 2 (0.60%) MuleSoft