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 July 2015 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Benchmarking
Rank 192 194 198
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 12 14 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.20% 0.24% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.31% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 24
Average daily rate
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£525 £420 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £333 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+26.92% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.80 £15.39 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+9.19% -63.80%
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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
4674 4578 5562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.63% 77.61% 78.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3706 3403 4149
Average daily rate £468 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 45 97
Average hourly rate £21.30 £22.69 £39.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.12% -42.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 July 2015.

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 July 2015, 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 (54.55%) Linux
1 12 (54.55%) Finance
1 12 (54.55%) Performance Tuning
2 11 (50.00%) Banking
3 9 (40.91%) SQL
4 8 (36.36%) Oracle
4 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
4 8 (36.36%) VMware
4 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (31.82%) Hadoop
5 7 (31.82%) Oracle Coherence
5 7 (31.82%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (31.82%) Cisco
5 7 (31.82%) LAN
5 7 (31.82%) WAN
5 7 (31.82%) Intel
6 6 (27.27%) IBM
6 6 (27.27%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 6 (27.27%) EMC
6 6 (27.27%) Apache
6 6 (27.27%) Tomcat
6 6 (27.27%) HTTP
6 6 (27.27%) NFS
6 6 (27.27%) Sybase
6 6 (27.27%) HTML
6 6 (27.27%) Java
6 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
6 6 (27.27%) IIS
6 6 (27.27%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 7 (31.82%) Oracle Coherence
2 6 (27.27%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 6 (27.27%) WebSphere
2 6 (27.27%) IIS
2 6 (27.27%) Apache
2 6 (27.27%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.55%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (22.73%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) SaaS
1 4 (18.18%) PaaS
1 4 (18.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) LAN
1 7 (31.82%) WAN
2 6 (27.27%) HTTP
2 6 (27.27%) SAN
2 6 (27.27%) iSCSI
2 6 (27.27%) NAS
2 6 (27.27%) FCoE
2 6 (27.27%) Fibre Channel
2 6 (27.27%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 7 (31.82%) Hadoop
3 6 (27.27%) HBase
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (9.09%) Big Data
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (4.55%) MarkLogic
5 1 (4.55%) Couchbase
5 1 (4.55%) Sqoop
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
5 1 (4.55%) HCatalog
5 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (4.55%) Apache Hive
5 1 (4.55%) MongoDB
5 1 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
General
1 12 (54.55%) Finance
2 11 (50.00%) Banking
3 2 (9.09%) Retail
3 2 (9.09%) German Language
4 1 (4.55%) Law
4 1 (4.55%) Legal
4 1 (4.55%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.55%) International Banking
4 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Architect
2 6 (27.27%) Solutions Architect
2 6 (27.27%) Infrastructure Architect
2 6 (27.27%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Relationships Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Senior SQL DBA
4 1 (4.55%) Strategy Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) ScrumMaster
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Senior DBA
4 1 (4.55%) Senior SQL Server DBA
4 1 (4.55%) Procurement Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Data Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (4.55%) SQL DBA
4 1 (4.55%) Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Data Architect
4 1 (4.55%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) HTML
1 6 (27.27%) XML
1 6 (27.27%) XSLT
1 6 (27.27%) Rendezvous
1 6 (27.27%) Middleware
2 5 (22.73%) Ultra Messaging
3 4 (18.18%) JMX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.55%) Credit Risk
3 1 (4.55%) Data Integration
3 1 (4.55%) Visualisation
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (54.55%) Linux
2 6 (27.27%) Windows
2 6 (27.27%) Solaris
3 4 (18.18%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (27.27%) Software Delivery
4 4 (18.18%) Low Latency
4 4 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (18.18%) DevOps
4 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (18.18%) Project Management
4 4 (18.18%) Regression Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (13.64%) Analytics
5 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
6 2 (9.09%) Coaching
6 2 (9.09%) Cyber Security
6 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (9.09%) Information Assurance
6 2 (9.09%) Product Management
6 2 (9.09%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) SQL
2 6 (27.27%) Java
2 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 4 (18.18%) Perl
3 4 (18.18%) C
3 4 (18.18%) C++
3 4 (18.18%) Python
3 4 (18.18%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) PMP
2 1 (4.55%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) ISO 9001
1 2 (9.09%) COBIT
2 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (31.82%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (27.27%) Hyper-V
3 6 (27.27%) SRDF
3 6 (27.27%) NFS
3 6 (27.27%) Xen
3 6 (27.27%) KVM
4 1 (4.55%) HDFS
4 1 (4.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (4.55%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (9.09%) Puppet
3 1 (4.55%) Ambari
3 1 (4.55%) Oozie
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (4.55%) Data Guard
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Oracle
1 8 (36.36%) VMware
2 7 (31.82%) Intel
2 7 (31.82%) Cisco
3 6 (27.27%) IBM
3 6 (27.27%) EMC
3 6 (27.27%) Sybase
3 6 (27.27%) NetApp
3 6 (27.27%) TIBCO
3 6 (27.27%) DataSynapse
4 1 (4.55%) Hortonworks
4 1 (4.55%) MapR
4 1 (4.55%) Teradata
4 1 (4.55%) Netezza
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