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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Benchmarking
Rank 177 182 188
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +6
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 8 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.16% 0.30% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.39% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 4
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£440 £588 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.10% +38.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £483 £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £705
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £167.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-85.67% +697.61%
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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
3908 4413 4368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 79.03% 77.49% 76.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3041 3133 3359
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 45 54
Average hourly rate £20.45 £28.50 £51.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.26% -45.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £16.50 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £77.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 11 (57.89%) Finance
2 8 (42.11%) Banking
3 7 (36.84%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (36.84%) Linux
4 6 (31.58%) Oracle
5 5 (26.32%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (21.05%) Oracle Exadata
6 4 (21.05%) LAN
6 4 (21.05%) WAN
6 4 (21.05%) Cisco
6 4 (21.05%) SQL
6 4 (21.05%) Intel
6 4 (21.05%) Legal
7 3 (15.79%) Migration
7 3 (15.79%) NetApp
7 3 (15.79%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (15.79%) SAN
7 3 (15.79%) NFS
7 3 (15.79%) Windows
7 3 (15.79%) Solaris
7 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
7 3 (15.79%) Java
7 3 (15.79%) FCoE
7 3 (15.79%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (15.79%) Multicast
7 3 (15.79%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database
7 3 (15.79%) High Availability
7 3 (15.79%) Database Security
7 3 (15.79%) NAS

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 3 (15.79%) Oracle Coherence
2 2 (10.53%) IIS
2 2 (10.53%) Apache
2 2 (10.53%) Tomcat
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 2 (10.53%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) LAN
1 4 (21.05%) WAN
2 3 (15.79%) SAN
2 3 (15.79%) NAS
2 3 (15.79%) FCoE
2 3 (15.79%) Fibre Channel
2 3 (15.79%) Multicast
3 2 (10.53%) HTTP
3 2 (10.53%) iSCSI
4 1 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle Exadata
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database
3 2 (10.53%) Hadoop
3 2 (10.53%) HBase
4 1 (5.26%) Riak
4 1 (5.26%) Mahout
4 1 (5.26%) Big Data
4 1 (5.26%) MarkLogic
4 1 (5.26%) Couchbase
4 1 (5.26%) Sqoop
4 1 (5.26%) Apache Hive
4 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
4 1 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
4 1 (5.26%) DB2
4 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (5.26%) HCatalog
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) JIRA
General
1 11 (57.89%) Finance
2 8 (42.11%) Banking
3 4 (21.05%) Legal
4 3 (15.79%) Retail
5 2 (10.53%) Investment Banking
5 2 (10.53%) Retail Banking
5 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Architect
2 2 (10.53%) Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) Consultant
2 2 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Consultant
2 2 (10.53%) Sourcing Manager
2 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
2 2 (10.53%) User Experience Researcher
3 1 (5.26%) Digital Content Designer
3 1 (5.26%) Senior Digital Content Designer
3 1 (5.26%) Big Data Architect
3 1 (5.26%) Risk Manager
3 1 (5.26%) IT Audit Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Performance Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) User Experience Manager
3 1 (5.26%) MI Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Designer
3 1 (5.26%) Senior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) HTML
1 2 (10.53%) XML
1 2 (10.53%) XSLT
1 2 (10.53%) Rendezvous
1 2 (10.53%) Middleware
2 1 (5.26%) JSON
2 1 (5.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) User Experience
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) Replication
2 1 (5.26%) Online Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Copywriting
2 1 (5.26%) Visualisation
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Linux
2 3 (15.79%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (15.79%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (15.79%) High Availability
2 3 (15.79%) Resource Management
2 3 (15.79%) Migration
2 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (15.79%) Database Security
3 2 (10.53%) Data Analysis
3 2 (10.53%) Logistics
4 1 (5.26%) Automated Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Content Management
4 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
4 1 (5.26%) ETL
4 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.26%) Project Management
4 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.26%) Balanced Scorecard
4 1 (5.26%) Risk Management
4 1 (5.26%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) Java
3 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) VCP4
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (15.79%) NFS
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (15.79%) SRDF
3 2 (10.53%) KVM
3 2 (10.53%) Xen
3 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.26%) HDFS
4 1 (5.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (5.26%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Data Guard
2 1 (5.26%) Ambari
2 1 (5.26%) Oozie
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Oracle
2 4 (21.05%) Cisco
2 4 (21.05%) Intel
3 3 (15.79%) NetApp
3 3 (15.79%) EMC
4 2 (10.53%) TIBCO
4 2 (10.53%) IBM
4 2 (10.53%) Sybase
4 2 (10.53%) Ariba
4 2 (10.53%) VMware
4 2 (10.53%) DataSynapse
4 2 (10.53%) 29West
5 1 (5.26%) Hortonworks
5 1 (5.26%) MapR
5 1 (5.26%) Atlassian
5 1 (5.26%) Teradata
5 1 (5.26%) Netezza
5 1 (5.26%) SAP
5 1 (5.26%) Reuters
5 1 (5.26%) Bloomberg
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