Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 555 470 518
Rank change year-on-year -85 +48 -35
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 339 404 393
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.44% 0.37%
As % of the Applications category 3.88% 5.02% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 247 253
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +30.08% -2.38%
10th Percentile £151 £135 £148
90th Percentile £633 £620 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £325 £280
% change year-on-year -3.85% +16.07% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 51 41
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -3.70% -15.52%
10th Percentile £11.75 £9.50 £9.00
90th Percentile £46.25 £35.00 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £13.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year +50.00% -3.70% +8.00%

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 8,732 8,040 10,056
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.67% 8.83% 9.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,271 4,680 6,027
UK median daily rate £363 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.71% +3.70% +1.96%
10th Percentile £144 £145 £155
90th Percentile £550 £538 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.85% - +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 769 727 889
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £10.50 £9.90 £10.00
90th Percentile £38.75 £43.75 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +1.67% -9.09% +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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -76 312 £388 -3.13% 81
London -74 175 £450 - 27
UK excluding London -57 159 £313 -3.85% 56
South East -38 46 £248 -23.69% 10
North of England -13 41 £335 +4.69% 17
Midlands -22 23 £281 -19.64% 15
Yorkshire -6 22 £345 +34.63% 5
East of England +14 20 £140 -60.00% 9
North West -18 16 £326 +0.15% 10
West Midlands -28 16 £310 -11.43% 7
Scotland -33 12 £325 +1.56% 1
East Midlands +1 7 £102 -64.12% 8
South West -12 7 £308 +21.98% 3
Wales -12 7 £336 +135.96% 1
North East +4 3 £381 +18.22% 2
Northern Ireland - 3 £314 -

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 202 (59.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 108 (31.86%) Finance
3 79 (23.30%) Microsoft
4 67 (19.76%) SQL
5 65 (19.17%) Analytical Skills
6 63 (18.58%) VBA
7 52 (15.34%) Microsoft Office
8 47 (13.86%) Problem-Solving
9 40 (11.80%) Migration
10 37 (10.91%) SQL Server
10 37 (10.91%) Banking
11 34 (10.03%) Data Analysis
12 32 (9.44%) Project Management
13 31 (9.14%) Windows
14 30 (8.85%) Oracle
15 29 (8.55%) C#
15 29 (8.55%) Agile Software Development
16 26 (7.67%) Python
17 24 (7.08%) Degree
18 23 (6.78%) Analytics
19 22 (6.49%) PMO
19 22 (6.49%) Fixed Income
19 22 (6.49%) XML
19 22 (6.49%) Internet
19 22 (6.49%) Derivative
20 20 (5.90%) Business Intelligence
21 19 (5.60%) Security Cleared
22 18 (5.31%) C++
23 17 (5.01%) Front Office
23 17 (5.01%) Change 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 9 (2.65%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.77%) CMS
3 4 (1.18%) IIS
4 3 (0.88%) Apache
5 2 (0.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.59%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.59%) SAS
5 2 (0.59%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.29%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.29%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.29%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.29%) Smallworld
6 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 202 (59.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 52 (15.34%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (3.24%) MS Visio
4 10 (2.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (2.36%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (2.06%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.88%) Windchill
8 2 (0.59%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.29%) Autodesk Inventor
9 1 (0.29%) Revit
Business Applications
1 12 (3.54%) Oracle General Ledger
2 11 (3.24%) Oracle Assets
2 11 (3.24%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (3.24%) Oracle EBS R12
2 11 (3.24%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 11 (3.24%) Oracle iProcurement
2 11 (3.24%) Oracle Payables
2 11 (3.24%) Oracle Receivables
3 4 (1.18%) ResourceLink
4 3 (0.88%) Orchestrade
4 3 (0.88%) Primavera
4 3 (0.88%) RMDS
4 3 (0.88%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.59%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.59%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.29%) HFM
6 1 (0.29%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.29%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.36%) Office 365
3 6 (1.77%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 6 (1.77%) GitHub
4 5 (1.47%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (1.18%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.59%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.59%) Trello
7 1 (0.29%) AdWords
7 1 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.29%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.29%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.49%) Internet
2 5 (1.47%) DNS
3 4 (1.18%) SMS
4 3 (0.88%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (0.88%) WLAN
5 2 (0.59%) SAN
5 2 (0.59%) WebEx
6 1 (0.29%) 4G
6 1 (0.29%) DHCP
6 1 (0.29%) DSL
6 1 (0.29%) DWDM
6 1 (0.29%) Firewall
6 1 (0.29%) Intranet
6 1 (0.29%) NAS
6 1 (0.29%) Skype
6 1 (0.29%) SNMP
6 1 (0.29%) Softphone
6 1 (0.29%) VoIP
6 1 (0.29%) WAN
6 1 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (10.91%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.42%) Oracle Reports
3 13 (3.83%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (3.83%) Oracle Discoverer
3 13 (3.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (3.54%) Power BI
5 11 (3.24%) Oracle Database
5 11 (3.24%) Oracle Database 10g
5 11 (3.24%) Oracle Database 11g
6 10 (2.95%) Relational Database
7 9 (2.65%) SQL Server 2016
8 8 (2.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (2.06%) Crystal Reports
9 7 (2.06%) MySQL
10 6 (1.77%) Big Data
10 6 (1.77%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (1.18%) MS Access
11 4 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.06%) JIRA
1 7 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (1.77%) Selenium
3 3 (0.88%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (0.59%) Subversion
5 1 (0.29%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.29%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.29%) Moq
5 1 (0.29%) NCrunch
5 1 (0.29%) NUnit
5 1 (0.29%) ReSharper
5 1 (0.29%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 108 (31.86%) Finance
2 37 (10.91%) Banking
3 17 (5.01%) Front Office
4 15 (4.42%) Billing
4 15 (4.42%) Investment Banking
5 13 (3.83%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.95%) Retail
7 8 (2.36%) Legal
7 8 (2.36%) Marketing
8 6 (1.77%) Advertising
8 6 (1.77%) Law
9 5 (1.47%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.47%) Manufacturing
10 4 (1.18%) Publishing
11 2 (0.59%) Back Office
11 2 (0.59%) Digital Economy
11 2 (0.59%) French Language
11 2 (0.59%) German Language
11 2 (0.59%) Military
11 2 (0.59%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 94 (27.73%) Analyst
2 71 (20.94%) Developer
3 33 (9.73%) VBA Developer
4 31 (9.14%) Administrator
5 23 (6.78%) Consultant
6 22 (6.49%) Business Analyst
6 22 (6.49%) Data Analyst
7 21 (6.19%) Excel Analyst
8 20 (5.90%) Excel Developer
8 20 (5.90%) Excel VBA Developer
9 18 (5.31%) Project Manager
10 15 (4.42%) Pricing Developer
11 14 (4.13%) Support Analyst
12 13 (3.83%) C++ Developer
13 11 (3.24%) Architect
13 11 (3.24%) C++ Pricing Developer
13 11 (3.24%) C++ Quantitative Developer
13 11 (3.24%) Oracle Analyst
13 11 (3.24%) Oracle Support Analyst
13 11 (3.24%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.49%) XML
2 16 (4.72%) .NET
3 12 (3.54%) HTML
4 7 (2.06%) JSON
5 5 (1.47%) Middleware
5 5 (1.47%) Oracle Fusion
5 5 (1.47%) Rendezvous
6 2 (0.59%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.59%) CSS
6 2 (0.59%) REST
6 2 (0.59%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (0.59%) WPF
6 2 (0.59%) XML Messaging
7 1 (0.29%) ADO
7 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.29%) EDI
7 1 (0.29%) MSMQ
7 1 (0.29%) RESTful
7 1 (0.29%) WCF
7 1 (0.29%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 65 (19.17%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (6.49%) Derivative
2 22 (6.49%) Fixed Income
3 12 (3.54%) Interest Rate Derivative
3 12 (3.54%) Management Information System
3 12 (3.54%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (3.24%) Data Centre
5 10 (2.95%) User Experience
6 9 (2.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (1.77%) NHS
8 5 (1.47%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.88%) Blackberry
9 3 (0.88%) CMDB
9 3 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (0.88%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.88%) Equities
9 3 (0.88%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.88%) Wiki
10 2 (0.59%) iPhone
10 2 (0.59%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 31 (9.14%) Windows
2 16 (4.72%) Linux
3 12 (3.54%) Unix
4 9 (2.65%) Windows 10
5 7 (2.06%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.47%) AIX
7 3 (0.88%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.88%) Solaris
7 3 (0.88%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.59%) Data ONTAP
8 2 (0.59%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.29%) SUSE
9 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (13.86%) Problem-Solving
2 40 (11.80%) Migration
3 34 (10.03%) Data Analysis
4 32 (9.44%) Project Management
5 29 (8.55%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (6.78%) Analytics
7 20 (5.90%) Business Intelligence
8 17 (5.01%) Change Management
9 16 (4.72%) Data Migration
10 13 (3.83%) CRM
10 13 (3.83%) Data Modelling
10 13 (3.83%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (3.54%) Business Analysis
11 12 (3.54%) ERP
11 12 (3.54%) Line Management
11 12 (3.54%) PRINCE2
11 12 (3.54%) Quantitative Research
11 12 (3.54%) Risk Analytics
11 12 (3.54%) Test Scripting
11 12 (3.54%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 67 (19.76%) SQL
2 63 (18.58%) VBA
3 29 (8.55%) C#
4 26 (7.67%) Python
5 18 (5.31%) C++
6 8 (2.36%) VB
6 8 (2.36%) VB.NET
7 7 (2.06%) Java
7 7 (2.06%) R
8 6 (1.77%) Go
9 4 (1.18%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.88%) C
10 3 (0.88%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.59%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.59%) PHP
11 2 (0.59%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.59%) Ruby
12 1 (0.29%) Prolog
Qualifications
1 24 (7.08%) Degree
2 19 (5.60%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.65%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.88%) APMP
5 3 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.88%) CCNA
5 3 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (0.88%) MCSE
6 2 (0.59%) BICSI Certification
6 2 (0.59%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.59%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.59%) JNCIA
6 2 (0.59%) JNCIS
6 2 (0.59%) LPIC
6 2 (0.59%) MCP
6 2 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.59%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.49%) PMO
2 11 (3.24%) Data Quality
3 8 (2.36%) QA
4 7 (2.06%) GDPR
5 3 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.59%) SLA
7 1 (0.29%) GAAP
7 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (0.29%) Solvency II
System Software
1 9 (2.65%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.88%) Firmware
2 3 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.29%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (0.88%) HP ALM
1 3 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (0.59%) SCCM
3 1 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.29%) DameWare
3 1 (0.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.29%) IBM BigFix
3 1 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 79 (23.30%) Microsoft
2 30 (8.85%) Oracle
3 14 (4.13%) SAP
4 7 (2.06%) Adobe
4 7 (2.06%) Bloomberg
5 6 (1.77%) Cisco
5 6 (1.77%) HP
5 6 (1.77%) Reuters
6 5 (1.47%) Google
6 5 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (1.47%) TIBCO
7 4 (1.18%) Tableau
8 3 (0.88%) Apple
8 3 (0.88%) Ariba
8 3 (0.88%) Cognos
8 3 (0.88%) Dell
8 3 (0.88%) IBM
8 3 (0.88%) RedGate
8 3 (0.88%) VMware
9 2 (0.59%) Juniper