The table below looks at the statistics for Benchmarking skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Benchmarking over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Benchmarking
Rank 163 203 195
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -8
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 8 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.23% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.16% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 9
Median daily rate £450 £600 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £488 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £410 £230
% change year-on-year
-1.82% +78.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.59 £16.80 £30.20
% change year-on-year
+34.46% -44.37%
Benchmarking
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3030 4512 4700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 86.20% 81.87% 79.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2435 3562 3501
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 42 47
Median hourly rate £16.08 £21.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.19% -2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £40.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +30.16%

Benchmarking
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Benchmarking as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Benchmarking Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Benchmarking
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Benchmarking across the City of London region.

Benchmarking Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Benchmarking
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Benchmarking across the City of London region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016.

Benchmarking Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Benchmarking
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Benchmarking across the City of London region.

Benchmarking Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Benchmarking also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Benchmarking.

1 10 (62.50%) Finance
2 7 (43.75%) Project Management
2 7 (43.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (37.50%) Banking
4 4 (25.00%) SEO
4 4 (25.00%) Internet
4 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (25.00%) Copywriting
4 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Mobile Banking
4 4 (25.00%) Wireframes
5 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 3 (18.75%) User Experience
5 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
5 3 (18.75%) Migration
5 3 (18.75%) SQL
5 3 (18.75%) LAN
5 3 (18.75%) WAN
5 3 (18.75%) HTTP
6 2 (12.50%) NFS
6 2 (12.50%) Apache
6 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
6 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
6 2 (12.50%) Cisco
6 2 (12.50%) IBM
6 2 (12.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (12.50%) EMC
6 2 (12.50%) Intel
6 2 (12.50%) SAN
6 2 (12.50%) NetApp

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (12.50%) Apache
1 2 (12.50%) IIS
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Coherence
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
1 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.25%) Apache Qpid
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) IaaS
1 1 (6.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) Internet
2 3 (18.75%) HTTP
2 3 (18.75%) LAN
2 3 (18.75%) WAN
3 2 (12.50%) FCoE
3 2 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (12.50%) iSCSI
3 2 (12.50%) Multicast
3 2 (12.50%) NAS
3 2 (12.50%) SAN
4 1 (6.25%) NGN
4 1 (6.25%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.25%) DB2
2 1 (6.25%) Hadoop
2 1 (6.25%) HBase
2 1 (6.25%) OLAP
2 1 (6.25%) OLTP
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle OLAP
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
General
1 10 (62.50%) Finance
2 6 (37.50%) Banking
3 2 (12.50%) Law
4 1 (6.25%) Front Office
4 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
4 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (12.50%) Architect
1 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
1 2 (12.50%) IT Manager
1 2 (12.50%) IT Services Manager
1 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
1 2 (12.50%) Risk Manager
1 2 (12.50%) Senior Architect
1 2 (12.50%) Service Manager
1 2 (12.50%) Subject Matter Expert
2 1 (6.25%) Business Manager
2 1 (6.25%) Consultant
2 1 (6.25%) Designer
2 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (6.25%) Interface Designer
2 1 (6.25%) PMO Manager
2 1 (6.25%) PMO Project Manager
2 1 (6.25%) Programme Manager
2 1 (6.25%) Python Developer
2 1 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (6.25%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Middleware
2 1 (6.25%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
2 1 (6.25%) JSON
2 1 (6.25%) JSON-LD
2 1 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (6.25%) Rendezvous
2 1 (6.25%) RESTful
2 1 (6.25%) SAML
2 1 (6.25%) Ultra Messaging
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Copywriting
1 4 (25.00%) Mobile Banking
2 3 (18.75%) User Experience
3 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.25%) Algorithms
4 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 1 (6.25%) Digital Media
4 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (6.25%) Equities
4 1 (6.25%) Fixed Income
4 1 (6.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (6.25%) Hedge funds
4 1 (6.25%) Online Banking
4 1 (6.25%) Semantic Web
4 1 (6.25%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
1 2 (12.50%) Solaris
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Project Management
1 7 (43.75%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) SEO
2 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Wireframes
3 3 (18.75%) Migration
3 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
3 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
4 2 (12.50%) Data Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL
4 2 (12.50%) ITSM
4 2 (12.50%) Matrix Organization
4 2 (12.50%) People Management
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Management
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (12.50%) Programme Management
4 2 (12.50%) Service Management
4 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.25%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) C
2 1 (6.25%) C#
2 1 (6.25%) C++
2 1 (6.25%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) Objective-C
2 1 (6.25%) Python
2 1 (6.25%) R
2 1 (6.25%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) APMP
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
1 2 (12.50%) KVM
1 2 (12.50%) NFS
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (12.50%) SRDF
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (12.50%) Xen
2 1 (6.25%) Docker
2 1 (6.25%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco
1 2 (12.50%) EMC
1 2 (12.50%) IBM
1 2 (12.50%) Intel
1 2 (12.50%) NetApp
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle
1 2 (12.50%) VMware
2 1 (6.25%) DataSynapse
2 1 (6.25%) Sybase
2 1 (6.25%) TIBCO