Period
to 24 October 2020

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 24 October 2020 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
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 392 564 583
Rank change year-on-year +172 +19 -42
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 124 260 336
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.31% 0.32%
As % of the Applications category 5.18% 3.62% 3.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 155 209
Median daily rate £432 £352 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.73% -4.86% -7.50%
10th Percentile £222 £163 £125
90th Percentile £702 £523 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £340 £313
% change year-on-year +16.18% +8.80% -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 24 29
Median hourly rate £25.00 £14.13 £15.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +76.99% -10.37% +4.82%
10th Percentile £11.64 £10.40 £10.95
90th Percentile £35.30 £32.25 £40.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.97 £14.25 £16.01
% change year-on-year +61.19% -10.97% +16.55%

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 2,395 7,174 8,808
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.52% 8.49% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,446 4,237 5,232
Median daily rate £375 £375 £374
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.27% +6.86%
10th Percentile £131 £147 £145
90th Percentile £575 £569 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -5.71% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 670 803
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.86% +6.06% +3.13%
10th Percentile £12.17 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.25 £41.00
Median hourly rate £20.25 £16.74 £15.75
% change year-on-year +20.95% +6.30% +8.62%

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 24 October 2020.

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 24 October 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Spreadsheet in the UK

Spreadsheet
Top 14 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 24 October 2020. 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 +142 106 £432 +22.73% 28
UK excluding London +185 71 £395 +16.18% 24
London +131 38 £513 +29.34% 7
North of England +112 28 £416 +28.00% 3
North West +83 26 £432 +32.92% 2
Work from Home -64 25 £441 +12.36% 4
South East +151 17 £408 +16.43% 4
Midlands +89 12 £400 +39.13% 8
West Midlands +71 10 £400 +20.75% 7
South West +97 8 £293 -3.17% 2
Scotland +74 4 £312 +101.29% 2
East of England +80 2 £236 +10.53% 4
Yorkshire +76 2 £223 -42.58% 1
East Midlands +46 2 £400 +293.12% 1

For the 6 months to 24 October 2020, 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 34 (27.42%) Security Cleared
2 28 (22.58%) SC Cleared
3 27 (21.77%) Data Acquisition
4 26 (20.97%) ETL
5 25 (20.16%) Microsoft Excel
5 25 (20.16%) Relational Database
6 24 (19.35%) MySQL
6 24 (19.35%) Configuration Management
6 24 (19.35%) Release Management
7 23 (18.55%) Unit Testing
7 23 (18.55%) Git (software)
7 23 (18.55%) Pentaho
7 23 (18.55%) Hadoop
7 23 (18.55%) Amazon S3
7 23 (18.55%) AWS
7 23 (18.55%) Oracle
7 23 (18.55%) Apache
7 23 (18.55%) Ansible
7 23 (18.55%) HDFS
7 23 (18.55%) Impala
7 23 (18.55%) Cloudera
7 23 (18.55%) Jenkins
7 23 (18.55%) Apache Hive
8 22 (17.74%) Finance
9 19 (15.32%) Project Management
10 18 (14.52%) Analytical Skills
11 17 (13.71%) Problem-Solving
11 17 (13.71%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (13.71%) Agile Software Development
12 16 (12.90%) Data Integration

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 23 (18.55%) Apache
2 5 (4.03%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.42%) SAS
4 1 (0.81%) Confluence
4 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.81%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
Applications
1 25 (20.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (2.42%) LibreOffice
3 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (2.42%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.81%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.81%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.61%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.81%) assyst
2 1 (0.81%) ENOVIA
2 1 (0.81%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 23 (18.55%) Amazon S3
1 23 (18.55%) AWS
2 6 (4.84%) Power Platform
3 4 (3.23%) G Suite
3 4 (3.23%) Office 365
3 4 (3.23%) Slack
4 3 (2.42%) Azure
4 3 (2.42%) GitHub
4 3 (2.42%) Google Docs
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.42%) Internet
1 3 (2.42%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (1.61%) Broadband
2 2 (1.61%) Firewall
2 2 (1.61%) Intranet
2 2 (1.61%) Wireless
3 1 (0.81%) LAN
3 1 (0.81%) Network Security
3 1 (0.81%) SAN
3 1 (0.81%) VPN
3 1 (0.81%) WAN
3 1 (0.81%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (20.16%) Relational Database
2 24 (19.35%) MySQL
3 23 (18.55%) Apache Hive
3 23 (18.55%) Hadoop
3 23 (18.55%) Impala
3 23 (18.55%) Pentaho
4 6 (4.84%) Power BI
5 4 (3.23%) Tableau
6 3 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.61%) OLAP
7 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.81%) Big Data
8 1 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.81%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.81%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.81%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 23 (18.55%) Git (software)
1 23 (18.55%) Jenkins
2 5 (4.03%) JIRA
3 4 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.81%) Grunt
4 1 (0.81%) gulp
4 1 (0.81%) RStudio
4 1 (0.81%) webpack
General
1 22 (17.74%) Finance
2 15 (12.10%) Public Sector
3 9 (7.26%) Banking
4 8 (6.45%) Front Office
5 6 (4.84%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.42%) Local Government
6 3 (2.42%) Marketing
6 3 (2.42%) Military
6 3 (2.42%) Retail
7 2 (1.61%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.61%) Legal
7 2 (1.61%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.61%) Police
7 2 (1.61%) Publishing
8 1 (0.81%) Advertising
8 1 (0.81%) Billing
8 1 (0.81%) Electronics
8 1 (0.81%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 26 (20.97%) Analyst
2 22 (17.74%) Developer
3 13 (10.48%) Business Analyst
4 10 (8.06%) Consultant
5 9 (7.26%) Data Analyst
6 8 (6.45%) Pentaho Developer
7 5 (4.03%) Administrator
7 5 (4.03%) Architect
7 5 (4.03%) ETL Developer
7 5 (4.03%) Hyper-V Architect
7 5 (4.03%) Technical Support
7 5 (4.03%) VMware Architect
8 4 (3.23%) Coordinator
8 4 (3.23%) Data Business Analyst
8 4 (3.23%) Electronic Trading Consultant
8 4 (3.23%) Java Consultant
8 4 (3.23%) Pricing Consultant
8 4 (3.23%) Programme Manager
8 4 (3.23%) Project Manager
9 3 (2.42%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.61%) JSON
1 2 (1.61%) Middleware
2 1 (0.81%) CSS
2 1 (0.81%) HTML
2 1 (0.81%) Rendezvous
2 1 (0.81%) Semantic HTML
2 1 (0.81%) Shiny
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.52%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.26%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (4.03%) Private Cloud
4 4 (3.23%) Equities
4 4 (3.23%) Fixed Income
4 4 (3.23%) Wiki
5 3 (2.42%) NHS
6 2 (1.61%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.61%) Derivative
6 2 (1.61%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (1.61%) Freedom of Information Act
6 2 (1.61%) PMI
6 2 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.61%) Social Media
6 2 (1.61%) User Experience
6 2 (1.61%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.81%) CMDB
7 1 (0.81%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 1 (0.81%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.03%) Android
1 5 (4.03%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.81%) Linux
2 1 (0.81%) Unix
2 1 (0.81%) Windows
2 1 (0.81%) Windows 2000
2 1 (0.81%) Windows 7
2 1 (0.81%) Windows Server
2 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (0.81%) Windows Vista
2 1 (0.81%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (21.77%) Data Acquisition
2 26 (20.97%) ETL
3 24 (19.35%) Configuration Management
3 24 (19.35%) Release Management
4 23 (18.55%) Unit Testing
5 19 (15.32%) Project Management
6 17 (13.71%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (13.71%) Problem-Solving
6 17 (13.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (12.90%) Data Integration
7 16 (12.90%) Risk Management
8 10 (8.06%) Analytics
8 10 (8.06%) Computer Science
8 10 (8.06%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (7.26%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (7.26%) Collaborative Working
9 9 (7.26%) Data Analysis
9 9 (7.26%) Service Management
10 8 (6.45%) Data Modelling
10 8 (6.45%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.68%) SQL
2 7 (5.65%) Python
3 6 (4.84%) Java
4 3 (2.42%) Ada
4 3 (2.42%) C
4 3 (2.42%) VB
4 3 (2.42%) VBA
5 2 (1.61%) R
5 2 (1.61%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.81%) C#
6 1 (0.81%) C++
6 1 (0.81%) Cypher
6 1 (0.81%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.81%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 34 (27.42%) Security Cleared
2 28 (22.58%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.65%) Degree
3 7 (5.65%) PMI Certification
3 7 (5.65%) PMP
4 6 (4.84%) DV Cleared
5 5 (4.03%) ISEB
6 3 (2.42%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (2.42%) MBA
7 1 (0.81%) CBAP
7 1 (0.81%) CCAB
7 1 (0.81%) CIPD
7 1 (0.81%) CIPFA
7 1 (0.81%) ECDL
7 1 (0.81%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.65%) GDPR
2 6 (4.84%) Data Quality
3 5 (4.03%) RMADS
4 4 (3.23%) PMO
5 2 (1.61%) NIST
5 2 (1.61%) SLA
6 1 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.81%) IFRS
6 1 (0.81%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 23 (18.55%) HDFS
2 5 (4.03%) Hyper-V
2 5 (4.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.81%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.81%) NFS
Systems Management
1 23 (18.55%) Ansible
2 4 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.81%) SCCM
3 1 (0.81%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 23 (18.55%) Cloudera
1 23 (18.55%) Oracle
2 16 (12.90%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.65%) Google
4 6 (4.84%) HP
5 5 (4.03%) VMware
6 4 (3.23%) SAP
7 3 (2.42%) Adobe
7 3 (2.42%) Cadence
7 3 (2.42%) Remedy
8 2 (1.61%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.61%) IBM
8 2 (1.61%) IFS
8 2 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.81%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.81%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.81%) Bomgar
9 1 (0.81%) Peregrine
9 1 (0.81%) Snow
9 1 (0.81%) TIBCO