Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 519 454 464
Rank change year-on-year -65 +10 -64
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 386 504 481
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.48% 0.42%
As % of the Applications category 4.24% 5.24% 4.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 312 278
UK median daily rate £400 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -7.14% +16.67%
10th Percentile £182 £163 £160
90th Percentile £688 £525 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £300 £283
% change year-on-year +10.00% +6.19% +6.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 52 51
UK median hourly rate £14.73 £11.90 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.85% -20.70% -1.32%
10th Percentile £11.20 £9.25 £9.00
90th Percentile £20.00 £23.66 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.01 £11.00 £12.75
% change year-on-year +27.34% -13.73% -1.92%

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 9096 9626 11613
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.82% 9.19% 10.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5543 5636 6777
UK median daily rate £350 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% +7.69%
10th Percentile £142 £150 £150
90th Percentile £560 £525 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 748 948 1091
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £16.15 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.02% +2.54% +5.00%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.13 £9.50
90th Percentile £35.78 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.66 £15.00
% change year-on-year -7.39% +4.38% -

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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor 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 21 November 2017. 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 -65 373 £400 +23.08% 36
London -33 223 £475 +30.14% 19
UK excluding London -67 158 £330 +10.00% 18
South East -22 56 £325 +8.33% 4
North of England +42 29 £290 +4.50% 5
Midlands +2 24 £300 +20.00% 5
East of England -27 20 £350 +26.13% 2
South West -20 19 £359 -6.21% 1
West Midlands +18 17 £325 +52.94% 4
Yorkshire +18 13 £228 -5.82% 3
North West +12 11 £335 -5.63% 2
Scotland -5 10 £450 -5.26% 1
East Midlands -11 7 £141 -43.60% 1
North East - 5 £275 -

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 204 (52.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 140 (36.27%) Finance
3 93 (24.09%) Analytical Skills
4 88 (22.80%) Microsoft
5 67 (17.36%) VBA
6 53 (13.73%) Project Management
7 49 (12.69%) SQL
8 48 (12.44%) Business Intelligence
9 46 (11.92%) Analytics
10 45 (11.66%) Microsoft Office
11 44 (11.40%) Agile Software Development
12 42 (10.88%) Windows
12 42 (10.88%) C#
13 41 (10.62%) Data Analysis
13 41 (10.62%) Security Cleared
14 39 (10.10%) Front Office
15 38 (9.84%) Python
15 38 (9.84%) Banking
16 36 (9.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 33 (8.55%) C++
18 29 (7.51%) Workflow
18 29 (7.51%) Migration
18 29 (7.51%) PRINCE2
18 29 (7.51%) Internet
18 29 (7.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
19 28 (7.25%) Derivative
20 27 (6.99%) Oracle
20 27 (6.99%) QA
21 26 (6.74%) Degree
22 25 (6.48%) Fixed Income

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 19 (4.92%) SAS
2 18 (4.66%) SharePoint
3 12 (3.11%) CMS
4 7 (1.81%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (0.78%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.52%) Confluence
6 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.52%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.26%) IIS
7 1 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 204 (52.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 45 (11.66%) Microsoft Office
3 29 (7.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (5.18%) MS Visio
5 14 (3.63%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.78%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.26%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 8 (2.07%) Oracle EBS R12
1 8 (2.07%) Oracle General Ledger
1 8 (2.07%) Oracle Payables
1 8 (2.07%) Oracle Receivables
2 7 (1.81%) Oracle Assets
2 7 (1.81%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.81%) Oracle Financials
2 7 (1.81%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 7 (1.81%) Oracle iProcurement
2 7 (1.81%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 4 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.04%) RMDS
4 3 (0.78%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.78%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.52%) Maximo
5 2 (0.52%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.52%) Orchestrade
5 2 (0.52%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.52%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.59%) Google Analytics
2 6 (1.55%) Office 365
3 4 (1.04%) Google Tag Manager
4 2 (0.52%) OneDrive
4 2 (0.52%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.52%) Trello
5 1 (0.26%) AdWords
5 1 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.26%) GitHub
5 1 (0.26%) Google Play
5 1 (0.26%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (7.51%) Internet
2 10 (2.59%) SMS
3 6 (1.55%) VPN
4 5 (1.30%) LAN
5 4 (1.04%) Firewall
5 4 (1.04%) WAN
6 3 (0.78%) WebEx
6 3 (0.78%) WLAN
7 2 (0.52%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (0.52%) DNS
7 2 (0.52%) FTP
7 2 (0.52%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (0.52%) SecureCRT
7 2 (0.52%) VPLS
7 2 (0.52%) Wireless
8 1 (0.26%) 802.11
8 1 (0.26%) Broadband
8 1 (0.26%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.26%) Intranet
8 1 (0.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.48%) Power BI
2 18 (4.66%) SQL Server
3 17 (4.40%) SAS EBI
4 10 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (2.59%) Oracle Reports
5 8 (2.07%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.81%) Oracle Database 10g
6 7 (1.81%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (1.81%) Oracle Discoverer
6 7 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.55%) Big Data
7 6 (1.55%) Oracle BI EE
8 5 (1.30%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 5 (1.30%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.78%) MS Access
11 2 (0.52%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.52%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 8 (2.07%) JIRA
2 3 (0.78%) TestRail
3 2 (0.52%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.52%) FitNesse
3 2 (0.52%) HP UFT
3 2 (0.52%) IntelliJ
3 2 (0.52%) Maven
3 2 (0.52%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.52%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.26%) Capybara
4 1 (0.26%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.26%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.26%) GCC
4 1 (0.26%) GDB
4 1 (0.26%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.26%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.26%) RSpec
4 1 (0.26%) Subversion
4 1 (0.26%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 140 (36.27%) Finance
2 39 (10.10%) Front Office
3 38 (9.84%) Banking
4 17 (4.40%) Legal
5 12 (3.11%) Billing
5 12 (3.11%) Investment Banking
6 11 (2.85%) Telecoms
7 8 (2.07%) Retail
8 7 (1.81%) Marketing
9 5 (1.30%) Advertising
9 5 (1.30%) Publishing
10 4 (1.04%) Electronics
10 4 (1.04%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.78%) Back Office
11 3 (0.78%) French Language
11 3 (0.78%) Law
11 3 (0.78%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.78%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.52%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.52%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 121 (31.35%) Analyst
2 80 (20.73%) Developer
3 33 (8.55%) Administrator
4 28 (7.25%) Business Analyst
5 26 (6.74%) Data Analyst
6 23 (5.96%) Coordinator
7 21 (5.44%) C++ Developer
8 20 (5.18%) Analytics Developer
8 20 (5.18%) C++ Pricing Developer
8 20 (5.18%) Pricing Developer
9 19 (4.92%) Project Coordinator
10 18 (4.66%) Project Manager
10 18 (4.66%) Project Officer
10 18 (4.66%) Support Officer
11 17 (4.40%) Project Support Officer
11 17 (4.40%) VBA Developer
12 16 (4.15%) Front Office Developer
13 14 (3.63%) Consultant
14 13 (3.37%) Quantitative Developer
15 12 (3.11%) Excel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (6.22%) XML
2 16 (4.15%) .NET
3 13 (3.37%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 13 (3.37%) STL
4 9 (2.33%) Rendezvous
5 6 (1.55%) HTML
5 6 (1.55%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (0.78%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.52%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.52%) Hibernate
7 2 (0.52%) JDBC
7 2 (0.52%) Middleware
7 2 (0.52%) Spring
7 2 (0.52%) Web Services
8 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.26%) CSS
8 1 (0.26%) Java EE
8 1 (0.26%) jQuery
8 1 (0.26%) WPF
8 1 (0.26%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 93 (24.09%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (9.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 28 (7.25%) Derivative
4 25 (6.48%) Fixed Income
5 21 (5.44%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 20 (5.18%) Management Information System
7 12 (3.11%) Swaptions
8 11 (2.85%) NHS
9 9 (2.33%) Computer Science
10 8 (2.07%) Equities
11 7 (1.81%) Data Centre
12 6 (1.55%) Social Media
13 5 (1.30%) Blackberry
13 5 (1.30%) Data Protection Act
14 4 (1.04%) Blog
14 4 (1.04%) CMDB
14 4 (1.04%) Driving Licence
15 3 (0.78%) PDA
16 2 (0.52%) Freedom of Information
16 2 (0.52%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 42 (10.88%) Windows
2 21 (5.44%) Windows 7
3 6 (1.55%) Linux
4 4 (1.04%) Unix
4 4 (1.04%) Windows XP
5 3 (0.78%) Android
5 3 (0.78%) Windows 10
5 3 (0.78%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.78%) Windows Vista
6 2 (0.52%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.52%) Windows 2000
6 2 (0.52%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (13.73%) Project Management
2 48 (12.44%) Business Intelligence
3 46 (11.92%) Analytics
4 44 (11.40%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (10.62%) Data Analysis
6 29 (7.51%) Migration
6 29 (7.51%) PRINCE2
6 29 (7.51%) Workflow
7 23 (5.96%) Stakeholder Management
8 21 (5.44%) Risk Analytics
9 20 (5.18%) Operations Research
9 20 (5.18%) Quantitative Research
10 18 (4.66%) User Acceptance Testing
11 17 (4.40%) Visualisation
12 16 (4.15%) Asset Management
13 15 (3.89%) Customer Engagement
13 15 (3.89%) Risk Management
14 13 (3.37%) Continuous Improvement
14 13 (3.37%) Data Management
15 12 (3.11%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 67 (17.36%) VBA
2 49 (12.69%) SQL
3 42 (10.88%) C#
4 38 (9.84%) Python
5 33 (8.55%) C++
6 16 (4.15%) Java
7 7 (1.81%) PowerShell
7 7 (1.81%) R
8 6 (1.55%) C
9 5 (1.30%) JavaScript
10 4 (1.04%) Ruby
11 3 (0.78%) Perl
11 3 (0.78%) VB
12 2 (0.52%) PHP
12 2 (0.52%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.26%) AWK
13 1 (0.26%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 41 (10.62%) Security Cleared
2 26 (6.74%) Degree
3 15 (3.89%) SC Cleared
4 13 (3.37%) DV Cleared
5 8 (2.07%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (1.81%) CCNA
6 7 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.81%) MCSE
6 7 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (1.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (1.30%) CTC Cleared
9 4 (1.04%) BICSI Certification
9 4 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (1.04%) JNCIA
9 4 (1.04%) JNCIS
9 4 (1.04%) LPIC
9 4 (1.04%) RHCE
10 3 (0.78%) CCA
10 3 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (6.99%) QA
2 23 (5.96%) PMO
3 8 (2.07%) Data Quality
4 7 (1.81%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (1.55%) GDPR
5 6 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 5 (1.30%) MiFID
7 3 (0.78%) SLA
8 2 (0.52%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 12207
8 2 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.26%) COBIT
9 1 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.26%) EMIR
9 1 (0.26%) HL7
9 1 (0.26%) IFRS
9 1 (0.26%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.26%) WAI
System Software
1 11 (2.85%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.30%) Firmware
3 4 (1.04%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (0.78%) SCCM
2 2 (0.52%) DameWare
2 2 (0.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (0.52%) Nessus
2 2 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.26%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 88 (22.80%) Microsoft
2 27 (6.99%) Oracle
3 14 (3.63%) CheckPoint
3 14 (3.63%) Google
4 12 (3.11%) SAP
5 11 (2.85%) HP
5 11 (2.85%) Tableau
6 10 (2.59%) Cisco
6 10 (2.59%) TIBCO
7 5 (1.30%) CA
8 4 (1.04%) Dell
8 4 (1.04%) IFS
8 4 (1.04%) Juniper
8 4 (1.04%) Remedy
8 4 (1.04%) Sage
9 3 (0.78%) Cognos
9 3 (0.78%) IBM
9 3 (0.78%) Murex
9 3 (0.78%) Sybase
10 2 (0.52%) Adobe