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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Benchmarking
Rank 155 202 191
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -11
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 10 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.30% 0.20% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.25% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 11
Median daily rate £450 £525 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £420 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +29.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.80 £15.39
% change year-on-year
- +9.19%
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
2887 4788 4704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 85.90% 81.02% 80.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2358 3789 3501
Median daily rate £475 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.15% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £323 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 46 49
Median hourly rate £12.50 £21.75 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.52% -1.13%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +15.09%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 (52.63%) Finance
2 7 (36.84%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (36.84%) Project Management
2 7 (36.84%) Banking
3 4 (21.05%) Copywriting
3 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (21.05%) Mobile Banking
3 4 (21.05%) Internet
3 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (21.05%) SEO
3 4 (21.05%) SQL
3 4 (21.05%) LAN
3 4 (21.05%) WAN
3 4 (21.05%) HTTP
3 4 (21.05%) Wireframes
4 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
4 3 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (15.79%) User Experience
4 3 (15.79%) NFS
4 3 (15.79%) Apache
4 3 (15.79%) Tomcat
4 3 (15.79%) Cisco
4 3 (15.79%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 3 (15.79%) EMC
4 3 (15.79%) Intel
4 3 (15.79%) SAN
4 3 (15.79%) NetApp
4 3 (15.79%) Oracle
4 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
4 3 (15.79%) IIS

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 3 (15.79%) Apache
1 3 (15.79%) IIS
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 3 (15.79%) Tomcat
1 3 (15.79%) WebSphere
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (5.26%) Apache Qpid
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.26%) IaaS
1 1 (5.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) HTTP
1 4 (21.05%) Internet
1 4 (21.05%) LAN
1 4 (21.05%) WAN
2 3 (15.79%) FCoE
2 3 (15.79%) Fibre Channel
2 3 (15.79%) iSCSI
2 3 (15.79%) NAS
2 3 (15.79%) SAN
3 2 (10.53%) Multicast
4 1 (5.26%) NGN
4 1 (5.26%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) Hadoop
2 2 (10.53%) HBase
3 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.26%) DB2
3 1 (5.26%) OLAP
3 1 (5.26%) OLTP
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
General
1 10 (52.63%) Finance
2 7 (36.84%) Banking
3 2 (10.53%) Law
3 2 (10.53%) Retail
4 1 (5.26%) Front Office
4 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (15.79%) Architect
2 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (10.53%) IT Manager
2 2 (10.53%) IT Services Manager
2 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
2 2 (10.53%) Risk Manager
2 2 (10.53%) Senior Architect
2 2 (10.53%) Service Manager
2 2 (10.53%) Subject Matter Expert
3 1 (5.26%) Business Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Designer
3 1 (5.26%) First Line Help Desk Support
3 1 (5.26%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (5.26%) IT Support
3 1 (5.26%) PMO Manager
3 1 (5.26%) PMO Project Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Python Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (5.26%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Middleware
1 2 (10.53%) Web Services
2 1 (5.26%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (5.26%) HTML
2 1 (5.26%) JSON
2 1 (5.26%) JSON-LD
2 1 (5.26%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (5.26%) Rendezvous
2 1 (5.26%) RESTful
2 1 (5.26%) SAML
2 1 (5.26%) Ultra Messaging
2 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Copywriting
1 4 (21.05%) Mobile Banking
2 3 (15.79%) User Experience
3 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.26%) Algorithms
4 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.26%) Digital Media
4 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (5.26%) Equities
4 1 (5.26%) Fixed Income
4 1 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (5.26%) Hedge funds
4 1 (5.26%) Online Banking
4 1 (5.26%) Semantic Web
4 1 (5.26%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Linux
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Project Management
1 7 (36.84%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (21.05%) SEO
2 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (21.05%) Wireframes
3 3 (15.79%) Migration
3 3 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (15.79%) Risk Management
3 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
4 2 (10.53%) Data Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) ITSM
4 2 (10.53%) Matrix Organization
4 2 (10.53%) Performance Management
4 2 (10.53%) Process Improvement
4 2 (10.53%) Programme Management
4 2 (10.53%) Service Management
4 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
4 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) C
2 1 (5.26%) C#
2 1 (5.26%) C++
2 1 (5.26%) Java
2 1 (5.26%) Objective-C
2 1 (5.26%) Python
2 1 (5.26%) R
2 1 (5.26%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) APMP
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Hyper-V
1 3 (15.79%) NFS
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle RAC
1 3 (15.79%) SRDF
1 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.53%) KVM
2 2 (10.53%) Xen
3 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.26%) Docker
3 1 (5.26%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Cisco
1 3 (15.79%) EMC
1 3 (15.79%) Intel
1 3 (15.79%) NetApp
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle
1 3 (15.79%) VMware
2 2 (10.53%) IBM
2 2 (10.53%) Sybase
3 1 (5.26%) DataSynapse
3 1 (5.26%) TIBCO