The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the City of London region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Benchmarking
Rank 182 195 212
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +17
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 12 23 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.21% 0.33% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.43% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 21 9
Average daily rate
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£420 £600 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +41.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £300 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £225
% change year-on-year
+8.52% +43.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.39 £42.50 £17.06
% change year-on-year
-63.80% +149.08%
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4300 5344 5715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.54% 75.69% 74.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3195 4002 4241
Average daily rate £450 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 101 80
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.97 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.19% +9.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.40 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.23 £59.00 £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%
Benchmarking
London

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 11 July 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 11 July 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 12 (50.00%) SQL
2 9 (37.50%) Windows
2 9 (37.50%) Linux
3 8 (33.33%) Solaris
3 8 (33.33%) Oracle
3 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 8 (33.33%) LAN
3 8 (33.33%) WAN
3 8 (33.33%) NFS
3 8 (33.33%) Cisco
3 8 (33.33%) SAN
3 8 (33.33%) NetApp
3 8 (33.33%) EMC
3 8 (33.33%) Intel
3 8 (33.33%) Finance
3 8 (33.33%) NAS
3 8 (33.33%) SRDF
3 8 (33.33%) FCoE
3 8 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
3 8 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 8 (33.33%) Multicast
4 7 (29.17%) Java
5 6 (25.00%) Analytics
5 6 (25.00%) Banking
6 5 (20.83%) Hadoop
6 5 (20.83%) Data Analysis
7 4 (16.67%) Back Office
7 4 (16.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 4 (16.67%) TIBCO
7 4 (16.67%) Rendezvous

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 (16.67%) IIS
1 4 (16.67%) Apache
1 4 (16.67%) Tomcat
1 4 (16.67%) SAS
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 4 (16.67%) WebSphere
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (16.67%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) LAN
1 8 (33.33%) WAN
1 8 (33.33%) SAN
1 8 (33.33%) NAS
1 8 (33.33%) FCoE
1 8 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
1 8 (33.33%) Multicast
2 4 (16.67%) HTTP
3 3 (12.50%) iSCSI
4 2 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (20.83%) Hadoop
3 4 (16.67%) HBase
4 2 (8.33%) Big Data
5 1 (4.17%) MongoDB
5 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) JMeter
1 1 (4.17%) Axure RP
1 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 6 (25.00%) Banking
3 4 (16.67%) Back Office
4 2 (8.33%) Marketing
5 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
5 1 (4.17%) Legal
5 1 (4.17%) Retail
5 1 (4.17%) Billing
5 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Architect
2 7 (29.17%) Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (20.83%) Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Lead Architect
5 3 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (12.50%) Fraud Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Data Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 2 (8.33%) Head of Development
7 1 (4.17%) Head of Service Delivery
7 1 (4.17%) User Experience Designer
7 1 (4.17%) Designer
7 1 (4.17%) Test Leader
7 1 (4.17%) Vendor Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Windows Server Specialist
7 1 (4.17%) Server Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Technical Tester
7 1 (4.17%) SAS Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Server Specialist
7 1 (4.17%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) HTML
1 4 (16.67%) XML
1 4 (16.67%) XSLT
1 4 (16.67%) Rendezvous
1 4 (16.67%) Middleware
2 3 (12.50%) REST
3 2 (8.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 4 (16.67%) Mainframe
1 4 (16.67%) Statistics
2 3 (12.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.17%) Copywriting
3 1 (4.17%) NHS
3 1 (4.17%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) Windows
1 9 (37.50%) Linux
2 8 (33.33%) Solaris
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (25.00%) Analytics
3 5 (20.83%) Data Analysis
4 4 (16.67%) Operations Research
4 4 (16.67%) Statistical Modelling
5 2 (8.33%) User Stories
5 2 (8.33%) Automation Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (8.33%) Manual Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Online Marketing
5 2 (8.33%) Test Strategy
5 2 (8.33%) CRM
5 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
5 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 2 (8.33%) Risk Management
6 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.17%) TDD
6 1 (4.17%) Asset Management
6 1 (4.17%) Content Management
6 1 (4.17%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) SQL
2 7 (29.17%) Java
3 4 (16.67%) VBA
4 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.33%) PHP
5 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.17%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (33.33%) NFS
1 8 (33.33%) SRDF
2 4 (16.67%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 3 (12.50%) Xen
3 3 (12.50%) KVM
4 1 (4.17%) HDFS
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Oracle
1 8 (33.33%) Cisco
1 8 (33.33%) EMC
1 8 (33.33%) Intel
1 8 (33.33%) NetApp
2 4 (16.67%) TIBCO
2 4 (16.67%) IBM
2 4 (16.67%) Sybase
2 4 (16.67%) DataSynapse
2 4 (16.67%) 29West
3 3 (12.50%) TSYS
3 3 (12.50%) VMware
4 1 (4.17%) SAP
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft