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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Benchmarking
Rank 189 199 210
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +11
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 10 28 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.17% 0.39% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.51% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 23 8
Average daily rate
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£575 £600 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +39.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £235 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £219 £450 £250
% change year-on-year
-51.38% +79.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 - £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
4478 5509 5854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 76.07% 76.51% 75.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3363 4079 4310
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 £618
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 71 93
Average hourly rate £21.88 £21.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.74% -31.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.47 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £55.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 (47.37%) SQL
1 9 (47.37%) Windows
1 9 (47.37%) Linux
2 8 (42.11%) Solaris
2 8 (42.11%) LAN
2 8 (42.11%) WAN
2 8 (42.11%) NFS
2 8 (42.11%) Cisco
2 8 (42.11%) EMC
2 8 (42.11%) Intel
2 8 (42.11%) SAN
2 8 (42.11%) NetApp
2 8 (42.11%) NAS
2 8 (42.11%) SRDF
2 8 (42.11%) FCoE
2 8 (42.11%) Fibre Channel
2 8 (42.11%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (42.11%) Multicast
3 6 (31.58%) Finance
4 5 (26.32%) Banking
4 5 (26.32%) Data Analysis
4 5 (26.32%) Oracle
4 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
5 4 (21.05%) VBA
5 4 (21.05%) Java
5 4 (21.05%) SAS
5 4 (21.05%) Mainframe
5 4 (21.05%) Statistics
5 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (21.05%) Statistical Modelling

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (21.05%) SAS
2 3 (15.79%) WebSphere
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle Coherence
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 3 (15.79%) IIS
2 3 (15.79%) Apache
2 3 (15.79%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (15.79%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) LAN
1 8 (42.11%) WAN
1 8 (42.11%) SAN
1 8 (42.11%) NAS
1 8 (42.11%) FCoE
1 8 (42.11%) Fibre Channel
1 8 (42.11%) Multicast
2 3 (15.79%) iSCSI
2 3 (15.79%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.79%) Hadoop
2 3 (15.79%) HBase
3 1 (5.26%) Big Data
3 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
1 1 (5.26%) Axure RP
1 1 (5.26%) JMeter
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 5 (26.32%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Back Office
3 1 (5.26%) Legal
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Architect
2 4 (21.05%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Fraud Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Designer
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Lead Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Head of Service Delivery
5 1 (5.26%) User Experience Designer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Designer
5 1 (5.26%) Vendor Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Data Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Server Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Tester
5 1 (5.26%) SAS Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Server Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) HTML
1 3 (15.79%) Rendezvous
1 3 (15.79%) Middleware
1 3 (15.79%) XML
1 3 (15.79%) XSLT
2 1 (5.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Mainframe
1 4 (21.05%) Statistics
1 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Smartcard
2 2 (10.53%) NHS
3 1 (5.26%) Copywriting
3 1 (5.26%) User Experience
3 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Windows
1 9 (47.37%) Linux
2 8 (42.11%) Solaris
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (26.32%) Data Analysis
3 4 (21.05%) Statistical Modelling
3 4 (21.05%) Analytics
3 4 (21.05%) Operations Research
4 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
4 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.26%) Usability Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Integration Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.26%) Manual Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Management
5 1 (5.26%) Test Strategy
5 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (5.26%) Software Licensing
5 1 (5.26%) Customer Insight
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (5.26%) User Stories
5 1 (5.26%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) VBA
2 4 (21.05%) Java
3 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) MCITP
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (42.11%) NFS
1 8 (42.11%) SRDF
2 3 (15.79%) Xen
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (15.79%) Hyper-V
2 3 (15.79%) KVM
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Cisco
1 8 (42.11%) EMC
1 8 (42.11%) Intel
1 8 (42.11%) NetApp
2 5 (26.32%) Oracle
3 3 (15.79%) 29West
3 3 (15.79%) TSYS
3 3 (15.79%) VMware
3 3 (15.79%) DataSynapse
3 3 (15.79%) IBM
3 3 (15.79%) TIBCO
3 3 (15.79%) Sybase
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.26%) SAP