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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Benchmarking
Rank 146 191 195
Rank change year-on-year
+45 +4
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 4 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.13% 0.16% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.19% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 8
Average daily rate £686 £430 £625
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.59% -31.20%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £42.00 £11.51
% change year-on-year
-52.38% +264.90%
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
2646 4153 4649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.00% 80.83% 79.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2091 3235 3366
Average daily rate £486 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.05% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £320 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 38 50
Average hourly rate £24.00 £22.25 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.86% -18.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.60 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £45.50 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 8 February 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 8 February 2016, 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 5 (55.56%) Retail
2 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (22.22%) CSS
4 2 (22.22%) OO
4 2 (22.22%) HTML
4 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) Teradata
4 2 (22.22%) Finance
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (22.22%) RESTful
4 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (22.22%) High Availability
4 2 (22.22%) Data Governance
4 2 (22.22%) Process Improvement
4 2 (22.22%) HBase
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (22.22%) Line Management
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (11.11%) User Experience
5 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (11.11%) Microservices
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (11.11%) React
5 1 (11.11%) Analytics

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 1 (11.11%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) HBase
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (11.11%) Big Data
3 1 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (11.11%) Hadoop
3 1 (11.11%) Redis
3 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
General
1 5 (55.56%) Retail
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
3 1 (11.11%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) DBA
1 2 (22.22%) Developer
1 2 (22.22%) SQL DBA
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server DBA
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Chief Technology Officer
2 1 (11.11%) Commercial Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Node.js Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Risk Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior JavaScript Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Strategy Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Teradata Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) CSS
1 2 (22.22%) HTML
1 2 (22.22%) RESTful
2 1 (11.11%) D3.js
2 1 (11.11%) HTML5 Canvas
2 1 (11.11%) React
2 1 (11.11%) SVG
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) Data Extraction
1 1 (11.11%) Performance Metrics
1 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (22.22%) Data Governance
1 2 (22.22%) High Availability
1 2 (22.22%) Line Management
1 2 (22.22%) OO
1 2 (22.22%) Process Improvement
1 2 (22.22%) Scrum
1 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (11.11%) Analytics
2 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
2 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
2 1 (11.11%) ETL
2 1 (11.11%) Financial Modelling
2 1 (11.11%) Microservices
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Management
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (11.11%) Statistical Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) TDD
2 1 (11.11%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Teradata
2 1 (11.11%) Tableau