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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 432 460 411
Rank change year-on-year +28 -49  
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 176 191 246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.36% 0.44%
As % of the Applications category 4.36% 3.98% 4.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 126 129
Median daily rate £425 £319 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -8.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £178 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £538 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £265 £275
% change year-on-year +32.07% -3.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 20
Median hourly rate £15.07 £13.50 £14.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.62% -4.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.79 £10.60 £9.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 £15.87 £31.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -3.70% -10.00%  

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 4038 4801 6008
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.59% 9.04% 10.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2314 2888 3399
Median daily rate £365 £330 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.60% -2.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 426 575
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.97 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +9.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.89 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £36.00 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.78 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -4.39% +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 26 June 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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +20 169 £425 +36.00% 35
London -2 99 £475 +18.75% 11
South East +25 25 £343 +12.29% 7
South West +3 13 £120 -52.75% 4
West Midlands +30 12 £450 +130.76% 2
City of London -7 12 £431 +1.47% 3
Bristol 0 9 £120 -40.00% 1
Surrey +11 7 £190 - 2
North West +24 6 £325 +5.69% 4
East of England -12 6 £363 +38.09% 4
Yorkshire +17 5 £200 -13.04% 1
Berkshire +17 5 £445 +48.33%
Hampshire 0 5 £300 -3.06%
West Sussex +20 4 £350 +27.27%
Hertfordshire -1 4 £363 - 3
Warwickshire - 4 £438 -
North Yorkshire +9 3 £200 +33.33% 1
Milton Keynes -15 3 £525 - 1
Buckinghamshire -16 3 £525 - 2
West Bromwich - 3 £500 -
Hatfield - 3 £363 - 1
Woking - 3 £190 - 1
Tyne and Wear +73 2 £338 +82.56% 1
North East +68 2 £338 +82.56% 1
Cheshire +23 2 £338 +9.75% 1
Manchester +14 2 £325 - 2
West Yorkshire +10 2 - -
Bracknell +8 2 - -
Wiltshire +6 2 £415 +32.80%
Cambridgeshire -6 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 179 (43.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 123 (30.07%) Microsoft
3 122 (29.83%) Finance
4 82 (20.05%) Analytical Skills
5 81 (19.80%) Agile Software Development
6 77 (18.83%) SQL
7 59 (14.43%) Windows
8 55 (13.45%) Data Analysis
9 50 (12.22%) Microsoft Office
10 46 (11.25%) Project Management
11 45 (11.00%) Python
11 45 (11.00%) Banking
12 39 (9.54%) Analytics
13 37 (9.05%) VBA
13 37 (9.05%) Management Information System
14 33 (8.07%) C#
14 33 (8.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 33 (8.07%) Security Cleared
15 32 (7.82%) Degree
15 32 (7.82%) Migration
16 29 (7.09%) .NET
17 26 (6.36%) Active Directory
17 26 (6.36%) Time Management
18 25 (6.11%) Windows 7
18 25 (6.11%) Visualisation
18 25 (6.11%) SharePoint
19 24 (5.87%) PRINCE2
20 23 (5.62%) MS Visio
21 22 (5.38%) Change Management
22 21 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management

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 25 (6.11%) SharePoint
2 17 (4.16%) CMS
3 4 (0.98%) Apache Spark
3 4 (0.98%) IIS
4 3 (0.73%) SAS
5 2 (0.49%) MS Project Server
5 2 (0.49%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.24%) Confluence
6 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.24%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.24%) Smallworld
Applications
1 179 (43.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 50 (12.22%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (5.62%) MS Visio
4 20 (4.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (2.93%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.49%) SPSS
7 1 (0.24%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.24%) Autodesk Inventor
7 1 (0.24%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 4 (0.98%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.49%) Primavera
2 2 (0.49%) RMDS
3 1 (0.24%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.24%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.24%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.24%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.24%) SAP PS
3 1 (0.24%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.93%) Office 365
2 7 (1.71%) Google Analytics
3 5 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.22%) GitHub
3 5 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.98%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (0.73%) Trello
6 2 (0.49%) IaaS
6 2 (0.49%) PaaS
6 2 (0.49%) SaaS
7 1 (0.24%) AdWords
7 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.24%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.71%) Internet
2 5 (1.22%) DNS
3 4 (0.98%) Intranet
4 3 (0.73%) Wireless
5 2 (0.49%) DHCP
5 2 (0.49%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.49%) VPN
6 1 (0.24%) Broadband
6 1 (0.24%) Firewall
6 1 (0.24%) IMAP
6 1 (0.24%) LAN
6 1 (0.24%) Skype
6 1 (0.24%) SMS
6 1 (0.24%) VoIP
6 1 (0.24%) WAN
6 1 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (2.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (2.20%) Big Data
4 9 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (1.96%) Relational Database
6 7 (1.71%) QlikView
6 7 (1.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (1.47%) MS Access
8 5 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (1.22%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (0.98%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.98%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.73%) PowerPivot
10 3 (0.73%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (0.49%) Oracle Smart View
11 2 (0.49%) Power BI
11 2 (0.49%) Spotfire
11 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (1.22%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.98%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.98%) MSI
3 4 (0.98%) Selenium
4 3 (0.73%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 3 (0.73%) JIRA
4 3 (0.73%) WiX
5 2 (0.49%) Hudson
5 2 (0.49%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.49%) NUnit
5 2 (0.49%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.49%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.24%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.24%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.24%) TeamCity
General
1 122 (29.83%) Finance
2 45 (11.00%) Banking
3 20 (4.89%) Investment Banking
4 17 (4.16%) Front Office
5 16 (3.91%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.20%) Publishing
7 8 (1.96%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.47%) Legal
8 6 (1.47%) Marketing
9 5 (1.22%) Back Office
10 4 (0.98%) Advertising
10 4 (0.98%) Digital Economy
11 3 (0.73%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.49%) Billing
12 2 (0.49%) Electronics
12 2 (0.49%) German Language
12 2 (0.49%) Law
12 2 (0.49%) Local Government
12 2 (0.49%) Military
12 2 (0.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 145 (35.45%) Analyst
2 77 (18.83%) Developer
3 37 (9.05%) Data Analyst
4 33 (8.07%) Business Analyst
5 28 (6.85%) Python Developer
6 27 (6.60%) Project Manager
7 24 (5.87%) Quantitative Developer
8 21 (5.13%) Administrator
9 20 (4.89%) Coordinator
10 18 (4.40%) .NET Developer
11 17 (4.16%) Excel Developer
12 16 (3.91%) Support Officer
13 15 (3.67%) Excel Analyst
13 15 (3.67%) Project Officer
13 15 (3.67%) Systems Analyst
14 14 (3.42%) C++ Developer
14 14 (3.42%) C++ Pricing Developer
14 14 (3.42%) Project Support Officer
15 13 (3.18%) Senior Analyst
15 13 (3.18%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (7.09%) .NET
2 20 (4.89%) XML
3 14 (3.42%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 14 (3.42%) STL
4 12 (2.93%) Web Services
5 10 (2.44%) ASP.NET
6 6 (1.47%) HTML
7 5 (1.22%) D3.js
8 4 (0.98%) CSS
8 4 (0.98%) Three.js
9 3 (0.73%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.73%) Ajax
9 3 (0.73%) Breeze.js
9 3 (0.73%) Durandal
9 3 (0.73%) Entity Framework
9 3 (0.73%) Express
9 3 (0.73%) jQuery
9 3 (0.73%) Kendo UI
9 3 (0.73%) KnockoutJS
9 3 (0.73%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 82 (20.05%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (9.05%) Management Information System
3 33 (8.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 21 (5.13%) Derivative
5 20 (4.89%) NHS
6 17 (4.16%) Data Centre
7 15 (3.67%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 14 (3.42%) Fixed Income
8 14 (3.42%) Swaptions
9 11 (2.69%) PMI
10 9 (2.20%) Data Protection Act
11 8 (1.96%) Data Structures
11 8 (1.96%) Freedom of Information
12 7 (1.71%) Computer Science
13 6 (1.47%) CMDB
14 5 (1.22%) Algorithms
15 4 (0.98%) CCTV
15 4 (0.98%) Equity Derivative
15 4 (0.98%) Hedge funds
15 4 (0.98%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 59 (14.43%) Windows
2 25 (6.11%) Windows 7
3 12 (2.93%) Linux
4 9 (2.20%) Windows 10
5 6 (1.47%) Windows 8
6 4 (0.98%) Unix
7 3 (0.73%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.73%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.49%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.24%) Android
9 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (19.80%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (13.45%) Data Analysis
3 46 (11.25%) Project Management
4 39 (9.54%) Analytics
5 32 (7.82%) Migration
6 26 (6.36%) Time Management
7 25 (6.11%) Visualisation
8 24 (5.87%) PRINCE2
9 22 (5.38%) Change Management
10 21 (5.13%) Asset Management
10 21 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
10 21 (5.13%) Data Management
10 21 (5.13%) Data Protection
10 21 (5.13%) Data Visualisation
10 21 (5.13%) Process Improvement
10 21 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
11 19 (4.65%) Business Analysis
12 17 (4.16%) Quantitative Research
12 17 (4.16%) Validation
13 14 (3.42%) Risk Analytics
Programming Languages
1 77 (18.83%) SQL
2 45 (11.00%) Python
3 37 (9.05%) VBA
4 33 (8.07%) C#
5 14 (3.42%) C++
6 9 (2.20%) T-SQL
7 8 (1.96%) Java
7 8 (1.96%) R
7 8 (1.96%) VB
8 5 (1.22%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.98%) C
9 4 (0.98%) MATLAB
10 3 (0.73%) Perl
10 3 (0.73%) Ruby
10 3 (0.73%) TypeScript
10 3 (0.73%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.49%) Go
11 2 (0.49%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.49%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.49%) VB6
Qualifications
1 33 (8.07%) Security Cleared
2 32 (7.82%) Degree
3 16 (3.91%) SC Cleared
4 14 (3.42%) PhD
5 11 (2.69%) PMI Certification
6 9 (2.20%) DBS Check
7 7 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (1.47%) CTC Cleared
8 6 (1.47%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (1.22%) BICSI Certification
9 5 (1.22%) CCNA
9 5 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (1.22%) JNCIA
9 5 (1.22%) JNCIS
9 5 (1.22%) LPIC
9 5 (1.22%) MCSE
9 5 (1.22%) Postgraduate
9 5 (1.22%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.89%) SLA
2 13 (3.18%) PMO
3 12 (2.93%) Data Quality
4 9 (2.20%) ISO 9000
5 7 (1.71%) IFRS
5 7 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (1.71%) QA
6 6 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 5 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
7 5 (1.22%) GDPR
8 4 (0.98%) IFRS 9
9 2 (0.49%) MiFID
9 2 (0.49%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.24%) JSP 440
System Software
1 26 (6.36%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.47%) Firmware
2 6 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.49%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.24%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (0.49%) AppDNA
2 1 (0.24%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.24%) SCCM
2 1 (0.24%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 123 (30.07%) Microsoft
2 20 (4.89%) Oracle
3 17 (4.16%) Bloomberg
4 16 (3.91%) HP
4 16 (3.91%) Reuters
5 12 (2.93%) Google
6 9 (2.20%) CheckPoint
6 9 (2.20%) SAP
6 9 (2.20%) Tableau
7 6 (1.47%) VMware
8 5 (1.22%) Cisco
8 5 (1.22%) Dell
8 5 (1.22%) Juniper
9 4 (0.98%) Apple
9 4 (0.98%) CA
9 4 (0.98%) Citrix
9 4 (0.98%) DevExpress
9 4 (0.98%) IFS
9 4 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.73%) Samsung
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Scarborough, North Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.00 - £13.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 6 days ago