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 30 May 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
3 months to
30 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 417 462 403
Rank change year-on-year +45 -59  
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 183 196 239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.37% 0.43%
As % of the Applications category 4.79% 4.03% 3.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 135 112
Median daily rate £408 £313 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.40% -0.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £143 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £290 £265
% change year-on-year +20.68% +9.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 23
Median hourly rate £15.76 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.53% -6.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.96 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £27.70 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.87 £13.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +2.74% -  

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 3823 4861 6005
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.54% 9.06% 10.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2170 2942 3289
Median daily rate £365 £338 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.14% +0.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £163 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £513 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +1.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 300 410 592
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +4.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -1.93% +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 30 May 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 3 months to 30 May 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 30 May 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 +46 165 £425 +36.00% 46
London +14 91 £465 +32.85% 18
South East +23 28 £335 +8.23% 4
South West +11 16 £160 -44.34% 12
City of London -5 13 £431 +24.10% 4
West Midlands +35 12 £425 +112.50% 6
Bristol +10 11 £120 -46.66% 2
Hampshire +2 9 £300 -3.53% 1
North West +24 6 £325 +71.95% 3
Scotland +37 5 - - 1
Surrey +7 5 £270 -22.85%
Yorkshire +3 5 £200 -13.04% 2
Buckinghamshire -7 5 £525 - 2
East of England -15 4 £350 -6.66%
Glasgow - 4 - -
Warwickshire - 4 £450 - 1
Cheshire +28 3 £338 -6.25% 1
North Yorkshire +2 3 £200 +29.03% 2
Milton Keynes -9 3 £525 - 1
Ilford - 3 £113 -
Havant - 3 £300 -
Coventry - 3 £400 - 1
Staines - 3 - -
Warwick - 3 £438 - 1
Tyne and Wear +56 2 £338 +87.63% 1
North East +52 2 £338 +87.63% 1
Berkshire +21 2 £475 +142.03%
Kent +5 2 £246 -40.30% 1
Gloucestershire +4 2 £160 -51.87% 5
Basingstoke +3 2 £311 -11.07%

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 (41.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 128 (31.76%) Finance
3 116 (28.78%) Microsoft
4 77 (19.11%) SQL
5 76 (18.86%) Agile Software Development
6 71 (17.62%) Analytical Skills
7 56 (13.90%) Windows
8 55 (13.65%) Microsoft Office
9 53 (13.15%) Data Analysis
10 48 (11.91%) Project Management
11 46 (11.41%) Python
12 44 (10.92%) Banking
13 36 (8.93%) Analytics
14 34 (8.44%) VBA
14 34 (8.44%) Degree
15 33 (8.19%) Management Information System
16 32 (7.94%) Migration
17 31 (7.69%) Security Cleared
17 31 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 30 (7.44%) C#
19 28 (6.95%) Active Directory
19 28 (6.95%) Time Management
20 27 (6.70%) SharePoint
21 26 (6.45%) .NET
22 24 (5.96%) SLA
22 24 (5.96%) PRINCE2
22 24 (5.96%) Asset Management
23 23 (5.71%) Investment Banking
23 23 (5.71%) Windows 7
23 23 (5.71%) Bloomberg

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 27 (6.70%) SharePoint
2 13 (3.23%) CMS
3 4 (0.99%) Apache Spark
3 4 (0.99%) IIS
4 3 (0.74%) SAS
5 2 (0.50%) MS Project Server
5 2 (0.50%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.25%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.25%) Smallworld
Applications
1 169 (41.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 55 (13.65%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (5.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (4.96%) MS Visio
5 11 (2.73%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.99%) SPSS
7 1 (0.25%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.25%) Autodesk Inventor
7 1 (0.25%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 4 (0.99%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (0.74%) Primavera
3 2 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.50%) RMDS
4 1 (0.25%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.25%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.25%) SAP PS
4 1 (0.25%) SnowdropKCS
4 1 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.98%) Office 365
2 5 (1.24%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.24%) GitHub
2 5 (1.24%) Google Analytics
2 5 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.99%) SuccessFactors
4 3 (0.74%) Trello
5 2 (0.50%) IaaS
5 2 (0.50%) PaaS
5 2 (0.50%) SaaS
6 1 (0.25%) AdWords
6 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.99%) Internet
2 6 (1.49%) Intranet
3 5 (1.24%) DNS
4 3 (0.74%) Wireless
5 2 (0.50%) DHCP
5 2 (0.50%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.50%) LAN
5 2 (0.50%) WAN
6 1 (0.25%) Broadband
6 1 (0.25%) IMAP
6 1 (0.25%) Skype
6 1 (0.25%) VoIP
6 1 (0.25%) VPN
6 1 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.71%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (2.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (2.23%) Big Data
5 7 (1.74%) QlikView
5 7 (1.74%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (1.49%) MS Access
7 5 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (1.24%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (0.99%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.99%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.74%) OLAP
9 3 (0.74%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.50%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.50%) MySQL
10 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 10 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (1.24%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.99%) MSI
3 4 (0.99%) Selenium
4 3 (0.74%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 3 (0.74%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.74%) NUnit
4 3 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (0.74%) WiX
5 2 (0.50%) Hudson
5 2 (0.50%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.50%) JIRA
5 2 (0.50%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.25%) Moq
General
1 128 (31.76%) Finance
2 44 (10.92%) Banking
3 23 (5.71%) Investment Banking
4 19 (4.71%) Telecoms
5 13 (3.23%) Front Office
6 9 (2.23%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.99%) Publishing
8 6 (1.49%) Marketing
9 5 (1.24%) Advertising
9 5 (1.24%) Legal
10 4 (0.99%) Digital Economy
10 4 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.74%) Back Office
11 3 (0.74%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.74%) Law
12 2 (0.50%) Billing
12 2 (0.50%) German Language
12 2 (0.50%) Local Government
12 2 (0.50%) Military
12 2 (0.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 149 (36.97%) Analyst
2 73 (18.11%) Developer
3 42 (10.42%) Data Analyst
4 33 (8.19%) Business Analyst
5 32 (7.94%) Python Developer
6 28 (6.95%) Administrator
7 25 (6.20%) Project Manager
7 25 (6.20%) Quantitative Developer
8 18 (4.47%) Support Officer
9 17 (4.22%) .NET Developer
9 17 (4.22%) Excel Developer
9 17 (4.22%) Project Officer
10 16 (3.97%) Coordinator
10 16 (3.97%) Project Support Officer
11 15 (3.72%) Service Analyst
11 15 (3.72%) Systems Analyst
12 14 (3.47%) Excel Analyst
12 14 (3.47%) Senior Analyst
13 12 (2.98%) C# Developer
13 12 (2.98%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (6.45%) .NET
2 16 (3.97%) XML
3 12 (2.98%) Web Services
4 10 (2.48%) ASP.NET
4 10 (2.48%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 10 (2.48%) STL
5 5 (1.24%) D3.js
5 5 (1.24%) HTML
6 4 (0.99%) CSS
6 4 (0.99%) Three.js
6 4 (0.99%) WCF
7 3 (0.74%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.74%) Ajax
7 3 (0.74%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 3 (0.74%) Breeze.js
7 3 (0.74%) Durandal
7 3 (0.74%) Express
7 3 (0.74%) jQuery
7 3 (0.74%) Kendo UI
7 3 (0.74%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 71 (17.62%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (8.19%) Management Information System
3 31 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 16 (3.97%) Data Centre
4 16 (3.97%) NHS
5 15 (3.72%) Derivative
6 11 (2.73%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 11 (2.73%) PMI
7 10 (2.48%) Fixed Income
7 10 (2.48%) Swaptions
8 9 (2.23%) Data Structures
9 7 (1.74%) Computer Science
10 6 (1.49%) Data Protection Act
10 6 (1.49%) Freedom of Information
11 5 (1.24%) Algorithms
12 4 (0.99%) CCTV
12 4 (0.99%) CMDB
12 4 (0.99%) Equity Derivative
12 4 (0.99%) Hedge funds
12 4 (0.99%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 56 (13.90%) Windows
2 23 (5.71%) Windows 7
3 12 (2.98%) Linux
4 9 (2.23%) Windows 10
5 6 (1.49%) Windows 8
6 4 (0.99%) Unix
7 3 (0.74%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.74%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.50%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.25%) Android
9 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (18.86%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (13.15%) Data Analysis
3 48 (11.91%) Project Management
4 36 (8.93%) Analytics
5 32 (7.94%) Migration
6 28 (6.95%) Time Management
7 24 (5.96%) Asset Management
7 24 (5.96%) PRINCE2
8 23 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 21 (5.21%) Change Management
9 21 (5.21%) Process Improvement
10 20 (4.96%) Validation
11 19 (4.71%) Business Intelligence
11 19 (4.71%) Visualisation
12 18 (4.47%) Business Analysis
13 17 (4.22%) Data Protection
14 16 (3.97%) Data Management
14 16 (3.97%) Data Visualisation
15 15 (3.72%) Mathematics
16 14 (3.47%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 77 (19.11%) SQL
2 46 (11.41%) Python
3 34 (8.44%) VBA
4 30 (7.44%) C#
5 11 (2.73%) C++
6 10 (2.48%) Java
7 9 (2.23%) T-SQL
8 8 (1.99%) VB
9 7 (1.74%) R
10 5 (1.24%) C
10 5 (1.24%) MATLAB
11 4 (0.99%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.99%) Perl
11 4 (0.99%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.74%) Ruby
12 3 (0.74%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.50%) Go
13 2 (0.50%) VB6
14 1 (0.25%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 34 (8.44%) Degree
2 31 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 18 (4.47%) PhD
4 16 (3.97%) SC Cleared
5 11 (2.73%) PMI Certification
6 10 (2.48%) DBS Check
7 7 (1.74%) DV Cleared
7 7 (1.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (1.49%) ECDL
9 5 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (0.99%) CTC Cleared
10 4 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.74%) BICSI Certification
11 3 (0.74%) CEH
11 3 (0.74%) CISMP
11 3 (0.74%) CISSP
11 3 (0.74%) JNCIA
11 3 (0.74%) JNCIS
11 3 (0.74%) LPIC
11 3 (0.74%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.96%) SLA
2 14 (3.47%) PMO
3 12 (2.98%) Data Quality
4 9 (2.23%) ISO 9000
5 8 (1.99%) QA
6 7 (1.74%) IFRS
6 7 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27002
8 4 (0.99%) GDPR
8 4 (0.99%) IFRS 9
9 3 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.74%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.50%) MiFID
11 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.25%) JSP 440
System Software
1 28 (6.95%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.99%) Firmware
4 2 (0.50%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.50%) Snort
5 1 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (0.50%) AppDNA
2 1 (0.25%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.25%) SCCM
2 1 (0.25%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 116 (28.78%) Microsoft
2 23 (5.71%) Bloomberg
3 20 (4.96%) Oracle
4 19 (4.71%) Reuters
5 13 (3.23%) HP
6 12 (2.98%) CheckPoint
7 9 (2.23%) Google
8 8 (1.99%) SAP
8 8 (1.99%) Tableau
9 6 (1.49%) VMware
10 4 (0.99%) Apple
10 4 (0.99%) Citrix
10 4 (0.99%) DevExpress
10 4 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.74%) Capita
11 3 (0.74%) Cisco
11 3 (0.74%) CODA
11 3 (0.74%) Dell
11 3 (0.74%) LANDesk
11 3 (0.74%) Sun
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