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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Spreadsheets
UK
Rank 370 439 388
Rank change year-on-year +69 -51  
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 238 205 237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.39% 0.45%
As % of the Applications category 4.83% 3.58% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 126 121
Median daily rate £375 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £131 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £280 £208
% change year-on-year +16.07% +34.93%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 20 22
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £15.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -6.13%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.78 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.98 £28.00 £27.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year -10.34% +16.00%  

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 4924 5733 6404
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.87% 10.82% 12.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2909 3416 3518
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +1.51% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 476 481 625
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +6.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.03 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% +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 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Spreadsheet in the UK

Spreadsheet
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 24 March 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 +43 206 £375 +22.44% 37
London +31 93 £418 +19.28% 9
South East +37 46 £350 +16.66% 10
Berkshire +28 17 £450 +275.00% 3
West Midlands +15 17 £333 +98.50% 3
City of London +6 15 £450 +28.57% 1
North West +23 14 £223 +4.33% 4
South West -2 13 £313 -3.84% 4
South Wales +25 11 £143 -
Wales +20 11 £143 -
Yorkshire +6 11 £313 +24.06% 2
Reading +29 10 £450 - 1
Cheshire +35 9 £95 -55.45%
Scotland +23 9 £227 -18.77%
West Yorkshire +12 9 - - 2
Hampshire +8 8 £300 -31.42% 1
Bridgend - 8 £143 -
West Bromwich - 7 £340 -
Surrey +15 6 £195 -44.28% 1
East of England -9 6 £238 -32.14% 1
West Sussex - 6 £400 - 1
Glasgow - 5 £320 -
Crewe - 5 - -
Bristol +3 4 £433 +33.07% 1
Buckinghamshire -7 4 £333 +33.00% 2
Tyne and Wear -8 4 £320 +132.72% 2
North East -10 4 £320 +132.72% 2
Havant - 4 £275 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £320 -
Swindon - 4 £325 -

Spreadsheet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 169 (36.03%) Finance
2 139 (29.64%) Microsoft
3 112 (23.88%) MS Excel
4 100 (21.32%) SQL
5 82 (17.48%) Analytical Skills
6 81 (17.27%) Data Analysis
7 73 (15.57%) Agile Software Development
8 62 (13.22%) Project Management
8 62 (13.22%) MS Office
9 58 (12.37%) Management Information System
10 48 (10.23%) Windows
10 48 (10.23%) Banking
11 41 (8.74%) SharePoint
11 41 (8.74%) VBA
11 41 (8.74%) Active Directory
12 39 (8.32%) Degree
12 39 (8.32%) Security Cleared
13 38 (8.10%) Python
14 36 (7.68%) PRINCE2
15 34 (7.25%) Migration
16 32 (6.82%) Validation
16 32 (6.82%) Analytics
17 30 (6.40%) Business Intelligence
17 30 (6.40%) SLA
18 29 (6.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 27 (5.76%) Telecoms
19 27 (5.76%) Time Management
19 27 (5.76%) MS PowerPoint
19 27 (5.76%) PMO
20 26 (5.54%) Bloomberg

Spreadsheet
Top Related 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 41 (8.74%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.85%) CMS
2 4 (0.85%) SAS
3 3 (0.64%) Apache Spark
3 3 (0.64%) GroupWise
3 3 (0.64%) IIS
4 2 (0.43%) MS Project Server
4 2 (0.43%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.21%) Smallworld
Applications
1 112 (23.88%) MS Excel
2 62 (13.22%) MS Office
3 27 (5.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (5.33%) MS Project
5 20 (4.26%) MS Visio
6 5 (1.07%) SPSS
7 4 (0.85%) Maya
8 1 (0.21%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.21%) Autodesk Inventor
8 1 (0.21%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (1.28%) Oracle Financials
2 5 (1.07%) Oracle Receivables
3 4 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.85%) Oracle General Ledger
3 4 (0.85%) Oracle Payables
3 4 (0.85%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (0.64%) Primavera
4 3 (0.64%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.21%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.21%) SAP PS
5 1 (0.21%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.35%) Office 365
2 8 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.85%) SuccessFactors
4 3 (0.64%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.43%) Basecamp
5 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.43%) IaaS
5 2 (0.43%) PaaS
5 2 (0.43%) SaaS
6 1 (0.21%) AdSense
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.05%) Internet
2 9 (1.92%) LAN
2 9 (1.92%) WAN
3 7 (1.49%) DNS
3 7 (1.49%) Wireless
3 7 (1.49%) WLAN
4 6 (1.28%) Firewall
4 6 (1.28%) Intranet
5 5 (1.07%) DHCP
6 3 (0.64%) Network Security
7 2 (0.43%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.43%) VoIP
7 2 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.21%) Broadband
8 1 (0.21%) Skype
8 1 (0.21%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (5.33%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.20%) MS Access
3 11 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (1.92%) QlikView
4 9 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (1.71%) SQL Server 2014
6 7 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (1.28%) Big Data
7 6 (1.28%) OLAP
7 6 (1.28%) Oracle BI EE
8 5 (1.07%) SQL Server 2000
8 5 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.85%) Data Mining
9 4 (0.85%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.85%) Oracle OLAP
10 3 (0.64%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (1.49%) JIRA
3 6 (1.28%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.85%) NUnit
4 4 (0.85%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (0.64%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 3 (0.64%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.64%) MSI
5 3 (0.64%) WiX
6 2 (0.43%) Hudson
6 2 (0.43%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.43%) Moq
6 2 (0.43%) Selenium
6 2 (0.43%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.21%) JBehave
7 1 (0.21%) Maven
7 1 (0.21%) Redmine
7 1 (0.21%) TeamCity
General
1 169 (36.03%) Finance
2 48 (10.23%) Banking
3 27 (5.76%) Telecoms
4 23 (4.90%) Investment Banking
5 11 (2.35%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.71%) Front Office
7 7 (1.49%) Advertising
8 6 (1.28%) Publishing
9 5 (1.07%) Billing
9 5 (1.07%) Marketing
9 5 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.85%) Back Office
10 4 (0.85%) Games
10 4 (0.85%) Retail
11 3 (0.64%) Legal
12 2 (0.43%) Electronics
12 2 (0.43%) Law
12 2 (0.43%) Local Government
13 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 180 (38.38%) Analyst
2 63 (13.43%) Data Analyst
2 63 (13.43%) Developer
3 44 (9.38%) Administrator
4 36 (7.68%) Business Analyst
5 27 (5.76%) Project Manager
6 25 (5.33%) Support Officer
7 24 (5.12%) Project Officer
8 23 (4.90%) Project Support Officer
8 23 (4.90%) Python Developer
9 19 (4.05%) Excel Developer
10 18 (3.84%) Consultant
11 17 (3.62%) Project Administrator
12 16 (3.41%) Excel Analyst
12 16 (3.41%) SQL Analyst
13 15 (3.20%) Coordinator
13 15 (3.20%) Quantitative Developer
13 15 (3.20%) Senior Analyst
13 15 (3.20%) Service Analyst
13 15 (3.20%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.62%) .NET
2 7 (1.49%) XML
3 6 (1.28%) ASP.NET
3 6 (1.28%) HTML
3 6 (1.28%) Web Services
4 5 (1.07%) WCF
5 4 (0.85%) CSS
5 4 (0.85%) D3.js
5 4 (0.85%) Unity DI Container
6 3 (0.64%) ADO
6 3 (0.64%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 3 (0.64%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (0.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (0.64%) Breeze.js
6 3 (0.64%) Durandal
6 3 (0.64%) Entity Framework
6 3 (0.64%) Express
6 3 (0.64%) Kendo UI
6 3 (0.64%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (0.64%) Three.js
Miscellaneous
1 82 (17.48%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (12.37%) Management Information System
3 29 (6.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 22 (4.69%) NHS
5 9 (1.92%) Data Centre
6 8 (1.71%) PMI
7 7 (1.49%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.28%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (1.28%) User Experience
9 5 (1.07%) Freedom of Information
10 4 (0.85%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.85%) Derivative
10 4 (0.85%) Equities
10 4 (0.85%) Fixed Income
10 4 (0.85%) Handset
10 4 (0.85%) Hedge funds
11 3 (0.64%) CCTV
11 3 (0.64%) CMDB
11 3 (0.64%) Equity Derivative
11 3 (0.64%) Pricing Data
Operating Systems
1 48 (10.23%) Windows
2 22 (4.69%) Windows 7
3 11 (2.35%) Windows 10
3 11 (2.35%) Windows 8
4 8 (1.71%) Linux
5 6 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.07%) Mac OS X
6 5 (1.07%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.07%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.43%) Unix
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (17.27%) Data Analysis
2 73 (15.57%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (13.22%) Project Management
4 36 (7.68%) PRINCE2
5 34 (7.25%) Migration
6 32 (6.82%) Analytics
6 32 (6.82%) Validation
7 30 (6.40%) Business Intelligence
8 27 (5.76%) Time Management
9 24 (5.12%) Asset Management
9 24 (5.12%) Change Management
9 24 (5.12%) Stakeholder Management
10 21 (4.48%) Data Management
11 20 (4.26%) Business Analysis
11 20 (4.26%) Visualisation
12 19 (4.05%) ERP
12 19 (4.05%) Process Improvement
13 17 (3.62%) Data Visualisation
13 17 (3.62%) Programme Management
13 17 (3.62%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 100 (21.32%) SQL
2 41 (8.74%) VBA
3 38 (8.10%) Python
4 16 (3.41%) C#
5 10 (2.13%) VB
6 9 (1.92%) C
6 9 (1.92%) Java
6 9 (1.92%) R
7 7 (1.49%) T-SQL
7 7 (1.49%) VB.NET
8 5 (1.07%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.07%) MATLAB
8 5 (1.07%) Perl
8 5 (1.07%) VB6
9 3 (0.64%) C++
9 3 (0.64%) Ruby
9 3 (0.64%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.43%) PHP
11 1 (0.21%) Groovy
11 1 (0.21%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (8.32%) Degree
1 39 (8.32%) Security Cleared
2 20 (4.26%) PhD
3 13 (2.77%) DBS Check
3 13 (2.77%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.35%) PMI Certification
5 10 (2.13%) DV Cleared
5 10 (2.13%) ECDL
5 10 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 9 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (1.71%) CCNA
7 8 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (1.71%) MCSE
8 7 (1.49%) CISSP
9 6 (1.28%) CCA
9 6 (1.28%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (1.28%) MCP
10 5 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (1.07%) CTC Cleared
11 4 (0.85%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (6.40%) SLA
2 27 (5.76%) PMO
3 20 (4.26%) Data Quality
4 19 (4.05%) QA
5 7 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (1.28%) IFRS
6 6 (1.28%) ISO 9000
7 4 (0.85%) IFRS 9
8 3 (0.64%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.43%) GDPR
9 2 (0.43%) ISO27002
10 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 41 (8.74%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.07%) NDS
4 4 (0.85%) Firmware
5 2 (0.43%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.43%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.21%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.21%) MOM
3 1 (0.21%) Nessus
3 1 (0.21%) SCCM
3 1 (0.21%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 139 (29.64%) Microsoft
2 26 (5.54%) Bloomberg
3 25 (5.33%) Oracle
4 23 (4.90%) Reuters
5 18 (3.84%) CheckPoint
5 18 (3.84%) SAP
6 15 (3.20%) HP
7 11 (2.35%) Cisco
8 7 (1.49%) Tableau
9 6 (1.28%) Apple
9 6 (1.28%) Citrix
9 6 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (1.28%) VMware
10 5 (1.07%) Google
10 5 (1.07%) Juniper
10 5 (1.07%) Novell
11 4 (0.85%) DevExpress
11 4 (0.85%) IBM
12 3 (0.64%) Dell
12 3 (0.64%) Splunk
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