Period
to 23 July 2019

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 23 July 2019 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
23 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 545 584 505
Rank change year-on-year +39 -79 +19
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 300 340 382
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.33% 0.40%
As % of the Applications category 3.91% 3.85% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 204 249
UK median daily rate £388 £394 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.71% -1.44% +28.00%
10th Percentile £158 £131 £154
90th Percentile £588 £634 £640
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £300 £330
% change year-on-year +15.00% -9.09% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 30 41
UK median hourly rate £16.13 £17.25 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.48% +24.37% +2.74%
10th Percentile £10.13 £10.98 £9.50
90th Percentile £38.88 £45.13 £43.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year +2.94% +30.77% -3.70%

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 7,663 8,834 8,402
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.32% 8.55% 8.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,518 5,283 4,893
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +2.34%
10th Percentile £150 £148 £150
90th Percentile £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £330
% change year-on-year +1.45% +4.55% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 645 800 732
UK median hourly rate £16.62 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.70% +3.13% -3.03%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.75 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.05 £40.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.17% +5.00% -9.09%

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 23 July 2019.

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 23 July 2019.

Contractor 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 23 July 2019. 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 +32 279 £384 -4.06% 78
UK excluding London +49 170 £345 +15.00% 59
London +14 129 £425 -13.04% 21
South East +12 52 £352 +0.57% 12
North of England +22 38 £315 +7.60% 11
North West +40 31 £311 -4.38% 8
South West +4 29 £310 +26.33% 9
East of England +16 20 £450 +221.43% 14
Scotland +15 13 £450 +50.00%
Midlands +15 12 £224 -0.56% 11
West Midlands +10 7 £288 +2.22% 3
Wales -5 6 £438 +16.67% 2
East Midlands +18 5 £140 +37.25% 8
Yorkshire +11 4 - - 2
North East +18 3 £475 +24.59% 1

For the 6 months to 23 July 2019, 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.

1 144 (48.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 113 (37.67%) Finance
3 73 (24.33%) Microsoft
4 64 (21.33%) Agile Software Development
5 54 (18.00%) Analytical Skills
6 52 (17.33%) SQL
7 43 (14.33%) Security Cleared
8 39 (13.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 34 (11.33%) Data Analysis
9 34 (11.33%) Project Management
9 34 (11.33%) Amazon AWS
10 33 (11.00%) ETL
11 32 (10.67%) Business Intelligence
12 31 (10.33%) Problem-Solving
13 30 (10.00%) Google
14 27 (9.00%) Migration
14 27 (9.00%) PRINCE2
15 26 (8.67%) Visualisation
15 26 (8.67%) SC Cleared
16 25 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
16 25 (8.33%) Risk Management
16 25 (8.33%) Google Sheets
17 24 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
18 23 (7.67%) Change Control
18 23 (7.67%) Performance Metrics
18 23 (7.67%) Data Engineering
19 22 (7.33%) Cloud Computing
20 21 (7.00%) Degree
20 21 (7.00%) Windows
21 20 (6.67%) Scrum

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 17 (5.67%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.00%) SAS
3 2 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.33%) Documentum
4 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 144 (48.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (3.33%) MS Visio
5 9 (3.00%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.67%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.33%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.33%) Maya
7 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.00%) SAP R/3
3 2 (0.67%) iTrent
4 1 (0.33%) Endur
4 1 (0.33%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.33%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.33%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.33%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.33%) SAP VC
4 1 (0.33%) Shopify
4 1 (0.33%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 34 (11.33%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (8.33%) Google Sheets
3 22 (7.33%) Cloud Computing
4 16 (5.33%) Power Platform
5 10 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (2.67%) Office 365
7 4 (1.33%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.67%) G Suite
8 2 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.67%) SaaS
9 1 (0.33%) AdWords
9 1 (0.33%) GitHub
9 1 (0.33%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.33%) iPaaS
9 1 (0.33%) PaaS
9 1 (0.33%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.33%) DHCP
2 1 (0.33%) DNS
2 1 (0.33%) DWDM
2 1 (0.33%) FTP
2 1 (0.33%) Internet
2 1 (0.33%) Intranet
2 1 (0.33%) NAS
2 1 (0.33%) SAN
2 1 (0.33%) SDH
2 1 (0.33%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.33%) Power BI
1 16 (5.33%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.33%) Pentaho
2 13 (4.33%) Relational Database
3 10 (3.33%) MS Access
4 9 (3.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (2.67%) Data Mining
5 8 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (2.00%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.33%) GIS
8 4 (1.33%) OLAP
9 3 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (1.00%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (1.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (1.00%) MySQL
9 3 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (6.00%) JIRA
2 4 (1.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (1.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.00%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (0.67%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.67%) Zephyr
5 1 (0.33%) NetBeans
5 1 (0.33%) Phabricator
5 1 (0.33%) PhpStorm
5 1 (0.33%) PowerBuilder
5 1 (0.33%) PVCS
5 1 (0.33%) RStudio
5 1 (0.33%) Toad
General
1 113 (37.67%) Finance
2 20 (6.67%) Banking
3 18 (6.00%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.33%) Retail
5 7 (2.33%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.67%) Front Office
7 4 (1.33%) Marketing
7 4 (1.33%) Publishing
8 3 (1.00%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.00%) Legal
8 3 (1.00%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.67%) Automotive
9 2 (0.67%) French Language
10 1 (0.33%) Advertising
10 1 (0.33%) Electronics
10 1 (0.33%) International Banking
10 1 (0.33%) Law
10 1 (0.33%) Local Government
10 1 (0.33%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 130 (43.33%) Analyst
2 40 (13.33%) Business Analyst
3 37 (12.33%) Developer
4 36 (12.00%) Data Analyst
5 15 (5.00%) Coordinator
6 14 (4.67%) Project Officer
7 13 (4.33%) Project Manager
8 11 (3.67%) Administrator
8 11 (3.67%) Agile Business Analyst
8 11 (3.67%) Consultant
9 10 (3.33%) Data Business Analyst
9 10 (3.33%) Security Analyst
10 9 (3.00%) Excel Analyst
11 8 (2.67%) Architect
11 8 (2.67%) IT Analyst
11 8 (2.67%) Project Coordinator
11 8 (2.67%) Python Developer
11 8 (2.67%) Report Analyst
12 7 (2.33%) Deployment Engineer
12 7 (2.33%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.33%) .NET
2 3 (1.00%) XML
3 1 (0.33%) ActiveX
3 1 (0.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.33%) CSS
3 1 (0.33%) HTML
3 1 (0.33%) IDoc
3 1 (0.33%) Kafka
3 1 (0.33%) Middleware
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (0.33%) React
3 1 (0.33%) REST
3 1 (0.33%) RSS
3 1 (0.33%) Spring
3 1 (0.33%) Spring Boot
3 1 (0.33%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 54 (18.00%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (6.00%) Management Information System
3 14 (4.67%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (3.00%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (1.33%) Credit Risk
5 4 (1.33%) Data Structures
5 4 (1.33%) Driving Licence
5 4 (1.33%) Learning Management System
5 4 (1.33%) Robotics
6 3 (1.00%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.00%) Freedom of Information
6 3 (1.00%) NHS
6 3 (1.00%) Reinsurance
6 3 (1.00%) Social Media
7 2 (0.67%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (0.67%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.67%) Derivative
7 2 (0.67%) Life Science
7 2 (0.67%) User Experience
8 1 (0.33%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 21 (7.00%) Windows
2 18 (6.00%) Windows 10
3 6 (2.00%) Linux
4 3 (1.00%) Unix
5 2 (0.67%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.33%) OpenVMS
6 1 (0.33%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (21.33%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (13.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 34 (11.33%) Data Analysis
3 34 (11.33%) Project Management
4 33 (11.00%) ETL
5 32 (10.67%) Business Intelligence
6 31 (10.33%) Problem-Solving
7 27 (9.00%) Migration
7 27 (9.00%) PRINCE2
8 26 (8.67%) Visualisation
9 25 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
9 25 (8.33%) Risk Management
10 23 (7.67%) Change Control
10 23 (7.67%) Data Engineering
10 23 (7.67%) Performance Metrics
11 20 (6.67%) Scrum
12 19 (6.33%) Data Management
12 19 (6.33%) Data Visualisation
12 19 (6.33%) User Acceptance Testing
13 18 (6.00%) Data Extraction
Programming Languages
1 52 (17.33%) SQL
2 16 (5.33%) Python
3 15 (5.00%) VBA
4 13 (4.33%) C
5 7 (2.33%) Java
6 6 (2.00%) VB
7 4 (1.33%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.33%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.67%) C#
8 2 (0.67%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.67%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.33%) Korn
9 1 (0.33%) PHP
9 1 (0.33%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.33%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 43 (14.33%) Security Cleared
2 26 (8.67%) SC Cleared
3 21 (7.00%) Degree
4 17 (5.67%) DV Cleared
5 15 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.00%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.67%) HNC
8 2 (0.67%) IIBA
8 2 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.67%) MCSE
8 2 (0.67%) NVQ Level 3
8 2 (0.67%) PMP
8 2 (0.67%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 2 (0.67%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
8 2 (0.67%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
9 1 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.33%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.33%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.67%) PMO
2 14 (4.67%) QA
3 13 (4.33%) Data Quality
4 7 (2.33%) SLA
5 6 (2.00%) COREP
5 6 (2.00%) FINREP
6 2 (0.67%) GDPR
6 2 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.33%) GMP
7 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (1.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.67%) Docker
3 1 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (2.00%) SCCM
2 2 (0.67%) EnCase
2 2 (0.67%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 73 (24.33%) Microsoft
2 30 (10.00%) Google
3 18 (6.00%) Oracle
4 16 (5.33%) SAP
5 13 (4.33%) Tableau
6 7 (2.33%) Alteryx
7 5 (1.67%) Cloudera
8 3 (1.00%) Automation Anywhere
8 3 (1.00%) Blue Prism
8 3 (1.00%) Remedy
8 3 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.00%) UiPath
8 3 (1.00%) Xceptor
9 2 (0.67%) Cellebrite
9 2 (0.67%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.67%) Cognos
9 2 (0.67%) HP
9 2 (0.67%) IBM
9 2 (0.67%) JD Edwards
9 2 (0.67%) Workday