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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Benchmarking over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Benchmarking
Rank 190 187 214
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +27
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 9 30 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.41% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.54% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 24 7
Average daily rate
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£575 £600 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +41.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £305 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £228 £450 £250
% change year-on-year
-49.44% +79.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.35 - £35.00
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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
4443 5510 5867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.32% 76.01% 75.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3296 4117 4370
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 69 87
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.35 £14.65 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.45 £54.25 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

Benchmarking
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Benchmarking across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Benchmarking also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Benchmarking.

1 9 (52.94%) SQL
2 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 8 (47.06%) Linux
3 7 (41.18%) Solaris
3 7 (41.18%) LAN
3 7 (41.18%) WAN
3 7 (41.18%) NFS
3 7 (41.18%) Cisco
3 7 (41.18%) EMC
3 7 (41.18%) Intel
3 7 (41.18%) SAN
3 7 (41.18%) NetApp
3 7 (41.18%) NAS
3 7 (41.18%) SRDF
3 7 (41.18%) FCoE
3 7 (41.18%) Fibre Channel
3 7 (41.18%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (41.18%) Multicast
4 6 (35.29%) Finance
5 5 (29.41%) Data Analysis
5 5 (29.41%) Oracle
5 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
6 4 (23.53%) VBA
6 4 (23.53%) Java
6 4 (23.53%) SAS
6 4 (23.53%) Banking
6 4 (23.53%) Mainframe
6 4 (23.53%) Statistics
6 4 (23.53%) Operations Research
6 4 (23.53%) Degree

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Benchmarking also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Benchmarking. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (23.53%) SAS
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 3 (17.65%) WebSphere
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle Coherence
2 3 (17.65%) IIS
2 3 (17.65%) Apache
2 3 (17.65%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (17.65%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) LAN
1 7 (41.18%) WAN
1 7 (41.18%) SAN
1 7 (41.18%) NAS
1 7 (41.18%) FCoE
1 7 (41.18%) Fibre Channel
1 7 (41.18%) Multicast
2 3 (17.65%) iSCSI
2 3 (17.65%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) Hadoop
2 3 (17.65%) HBase
3 1 (5.88%) Big Data
3 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) JMeter
1 1 (5.88%) Axure RP
1 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Legal
3 1 (5.88%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Architect
2 4 (23.53%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Fraud Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Lead Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Head of Service Delivery
5 1 (5.88%) User Experience Designer
5 1 (5.88%) Designer
5 1 (5.88%) Vendor Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Data Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Server Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Tester
5 1 (5.88%) SAS Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Server Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) HTML
1 3 (17.65%) XML
1 3 (17.65%) XSLT
1 3 (17.65%) Rendezvous
1 3 (17.65%) Middleware
2 1 (5.88%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Mainframe
1 4 (23.53%) Statistics
2 2 (11.76%) NHS
2 2 (11.76%) Smartcard
3 1 (5.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (5.88%) Copywriting
3 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
1 8 (47.06%) Linux
2 7 (41.18%) Solaris
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (29.41%) Data Analysis
3 4 (23.53%) Operations Research
3 4 (23.53%) Statistical Modelling
3 4 (23.53%) Analytics
4 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.88%) TDD
5 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
5 1 (5.88%) Content Management
5 1 (5.88%) User Stories
5 1 (5.88%) Automation Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Usability Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.88%) Manual Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
5 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
5 1 (5.88%) Customer Insight
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) VBA
2 4 (23.53%) Java
3 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.88%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (41.18%) NFS
1 7 (41.18%) SRDF
2 3 (17.65%) KVM
2 3 (17.65%) Xen
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) EMC
1 7 (41.18%) Intel
1 7 (41.18%) NetApp
1 7 (41.18%) Cisco
2 5 (29.41%) Oracle
3 3 (17.65%) Sybase
3 3 (17.65%) IBM
3 3 (17.65%) TIBCO
3 3 (17.65%) VMware
3 3 (17.65%) DataSynapse
3 3 (17.65%) TSYS
3 3 (17.65%) 29West
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.88%) SAP