Period
to 16 May 2021

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 16 May 2021 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
16 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 476 479 585
Rank change year-on-year +3 +106 -28
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 187 162 273
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.32% 0.30%
As % of the Applications category 4.79% 3.74% 3.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 100 139
10th Percentile £120 £126 £160
25th Percentile £270 £200 £269
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £300 £413
Median % change year-on-year +33.33% -27.27% +4.63%
75th Percentile £525 £506 £503
90th Percentile £628 £614 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £250 £325
% change year-on-year +42.40% -23.08% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 16 44
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.09 £10.84
25th Percentile £11.62 £13.51 £11.25
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.55 £18.06
Median % change year-on-year -14.53% -2.80% -7.41%
75th Percentile £27.12 £27.09 £27.25
90th Percentile £38.75 £31.25 £36.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.53 £20.11 £18.81
% change year-on-year -27.75% +6.94% -3.56%

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 3,904 4,336 7,529
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.87% 8.69% 8.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,346 2,550 4,537
10th Percentile £150 £143 £145
25th Percentile £253 £213 £225
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £363 £375
Median % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +3.45%
75th Percentile £500 £488 £485
90th Percentile £592 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £329 £350
% change year-on-year +2.64% -5.91% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 470 607
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.26 £10.75
25th Percentile £13.34 £13.49 £13.00
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year +2.78% +9.09% +3.13%
75th Percentile £27.74 £23.75 £25.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.08 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% +6.67%

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 16 May 2021.

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 16 May 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Spreadsheet in the UK

Spreadsheet
Top 15 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 16 May 2021. 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 +13 151 £356 +15.77% 49
UK excluding London +41 94 £356 +42.40% 35
Work from Home -200 63 £400 -12.33% 10
London -35 57 £380 -15.56% 15
North of England +28 27 £230 -9.36% 8
South East +20 23 £360 +80.00% 8
North West +24 21 £230 +48.39% 4
Midlands +10 17 £521 +108.50% 8
East of England +34 12 £400 +51.37%
West Midlands +3 12 £476 +90.50% 3
South West +40 9 £210 -6.92% 10
Scotland -19 6 £325 +44.44% 1
Yorkshire +26 5 - - 4
East Midlands +20 5 £625 - 5
North East +16 1 £220 +10.00%

For the 6 months to 16 May 2021, 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 78 (41.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 47 (25.13%) Finance
3 46 (24.60%) Social Skills
4 38 (20.32%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (16.04%) Oracle
6 27 (14.44%) Analytical Skills
7 26 (13.90%) Security Cleared
8 25 (13.37%) SQL
9 24 (12.83%) Stakeholder Management
9 24 (12.83%) Relational Database
10 22 (11.76%) ETL
10 22 (11.76%) Data Analysis
11 21 (11.23%) MySQL
12 20 (10.70%) Microsoft
12 20 (10.70%) Pentaho
12 20 (10.70%) Hadoop
12 20 (10.70%) Power Platform
13 19 (10.16%) Power BI
13 19 (10.16%) Business Intelligence
14 18 (9.63%) Git (software)
14 18 (9.63%) AWS
14 18 (9.63%) Data Acquisition
14 18 (9.63%) Cloudera
14 18 (9.63%) Problem-Solving
15 17 (9.09%) Public Sector
15 17 (9.09%) Data Integration
15 17 (9.09%) Unit Testing
15 17 (9.09%) Project Management
16 16 (8.56%) Migration
16 16 (8.56%) Microsoft Office

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 14 (7.49%) Apache
2 8 (4.28%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.60%) Smallworld
4 2 (1.07%) Confluence
4 2 (1.07%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (1.07%) SAS
Applications
1 78 (41.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (8.56%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (8.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 14 (7.49%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.14%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (1.07%) SPSS
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Smart View
Business Applications
1 6 (3.21%) SAP HR
2 5 (2.67%) Primavera
3 1 (0.53%) iTrent
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.53%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.53%) SAP PS
3 1 (0.53%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 20 (10.70%) Power Platform
2 18 (9.63%) AWS
3 14 (7.49%) Amazon S3
4 8 (4.28%) Azure
5 6 (3.21%) Power Automate
5 6 (3.21%) SuccessFactors
6 4 (2.14%) Microsoft 365
6 4 (2.14%) PowerApps
7 2 (1.07%) Google Analytics
7 2 (1.07%) Google Workspace
8 1 (0.53%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.53%) Azure Logic Apps
8 1 (0.53%) GCP
8 1 (0.53%) GitHub
8 1 (0.53%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.60%) Intranet
1 3 (1.60%) WebEx
2 2 (1.07%) Internet
2 2 (1.07%) VPN
3 1 (0.53%) Firewall
3 1 (0.53%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (12.83%) Relational Database
2 21 (11.23%) MySQL
3 20 (10.70%) Hadoop
3 20 (10.70%) Pentaho
4 19 (10.16%) Power BI
5 14 (7.49%) Apache Hive
5 14 (7.49%) Impala
6 6 (3.21%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (3.21%) SQL Server
7 5 (2.67%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (2.67%) RDBMS
7 5 (2.67%) Tableau
8 4 (2.14%) MS Access
9 3 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.60%) Geospatial Data
9 3 (1.60%) GIS
9 3 (1.60%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (1.60%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 3 (1.60%) SAP Data Services
9 3 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (9.63%) Git (software)
2 14 (7.49%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.60%) Postman
4 2 (1.07%) JIRA
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 47 (25.13%) Finance
2 46 (24.60%) Social Skills
3 27 (14.44%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (9.09%) Public Sector
5 16 (8.56%) Organisational Skills
6 8 (4.28%) Local Government
7 7 (3.74%) Retail
8 6 (3.21%) Presentation Skills
8 6 (3.21%) Telecoms
9 4 (2.14%) Legal
10 3 (1.60%) Banking
11 2 (1.07%) Front Office
11 2 (1.07%) Hungarian Language
11 2 (1.07%) Publishing
12 1 (0.53%) Advertising
12 1 (0.53%) Fire and Rescue
12 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.53%) Lithuanian Language
12 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.53%) Romanian Language
Job Titles
1 56 (29.95%) Analyst
2 33 (17.65%) Data Analyst
3 19 (10.16%) Developer
4 17 (9.09%) Administrator
5 10 (5.35%) Consultant
6 9 (4.81%) Project Officer
7 7 (3.74%) Business Analyst
7 7 (3.74%) Data Administrator
8 6 (3.21%) Programme Manager
8 6 (3.21%) Report Analyst
8 6 (3.21%) SAP Consultant
9 5 (2.67%) Coordinator
9 5 (2.67%) Project Control Officer
9 5 (2.67%) Project Manager
9 5 (2.67%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (2.67%) SQL Analyst
10 4 (2.14%) Data Engineer
10 4 (2.14%) Information Analyst
10 4 (2.14%) Project Support Officer
10 4 (2.14%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.60%) Oracle Fusion
1 3 (1.60%) XML
2 2 (1.07%) .NET
2 2 (1.07%) Django
2 2 (1.07%) GraphQL
2 2 (1.07%) Lambda Expressions
3 1 (0.53%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET Core
3 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (0.53%) jQuery
3 1 (0.53%) Kendo UI
3 1 (0.53%) LINQ
3 1 (0.53%) Middleware
3 1 (0.53%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.35%) NHS
2 7 (3.74%) Analytical Mindset
3 5 (2.67%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (1.60%) Mainframe
4 3 (1.60%) Reinsurance
4 3 (1.60%) Social Media
4 3 (1.60%) User Experience
5 2 (1.07%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (1.07%) Freedom of Information Act
5 2 (1.07%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.07%) Robotics
5 2 (1.07%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.53%) CMDB
6 1 (0.53%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.53%) Equities
6 1 (0.53%) LIMS
6 1 (0.53%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.67%) Windows
2 3 (1.60%) VME
3 2 (1.07%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.53%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (20.32%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (12.83%) Stakeholder Management
3 22 (11.76%) Data Analysis
3 22 (11.76%) ETL
4 19 (10.16%) Business Intelligence
5 18 (9.63%) Data Acquisition
5 18 (9.63%) Problem-Solving
6 17 (9.09%) Data Integration
6 17 (9.09%) Project Management
6 17 (9.09%) Unit Testing
7 16 (8.56%) Migration
7 16 (8.56%) Release Management
8 15 (8.02%) Decision-Making
9 14 (7.49%) Configuration Management
10 12 (6.42%) PRINCE2
11 11 (5.88%) Requirements Gathering
12 10 (5.35%) Analytics
12 10 (5.35%) Data Modelling
12 10 (5.35%) Programme Management
13 9 (4.81%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 25 (13.37%) SQL
2 8 (4.28%) Python
3 5 (2.67%) R
4 4 (2.14%) C
4 4 (2.14%) T-SQL
4 4 (2.14%) VB
4 4 (2.14%) VBA
5 2 (1.07%) C#
6 1 (0.53%) C++
6 1 (0.53%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.53%) LINC
6 1 (0.53%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (13.90%) Security Cleared
2 14 (7.49%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.42%) Degree
4 9 (4.81%) DV Cleared
5 5 (2.67%) HND
6 4 (2.14%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (2.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.07%) HNC
7 2 (1.07%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (1.07%) RIBA
8 1 (0.53%) CIPD
8 1 (0.53%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.53%) NVQ Level 4
8 1 (0.53%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.53%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.95%) Data Quality
2 6 (3.21%) PMO
3 5 (2.67%) GDPR
4 2 (1.07%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.07%) ECSS
4 2 (1.07%) ISO 31000
4 2 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 14 (7.49%) HDFS
2 3 (1.60%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (7.49%) Ansible
Vendors
1 30 (16.04%) Oracle
2 20 (10.70%) Microsoft
3 18 (9.63%) Cloudera
4 14 (7.49%) SAP
5 7 (3.74%) Citrix
6 5 (2.67%) Google
7 4 (2.14%) Informatica
8 2 (1.07%) Capita
8 2 (1.07%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.07%) Pega
8 2 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.07%) Twitter
8 2 (1.07%) VMware
9 1 (0.53%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.53%) Facebook
9 1 (0.53%) HP
9 1 (0.53%) Planview
9 1 (0.53%) Virgin Media
9 1 (0.53%) Workday
9 1 (0.53%) YouTube