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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Benchmarking
Rank 191 201 182
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -19
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 9 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.16% 0.10% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.13% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 16
Average daily rate
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£408 £600 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.08% +37.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £600 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £625 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.15 £31.00 -
% change year-on-year
+6.93% -
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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
4402 5249 4652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.02% 77.21% 75.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3470 3862 3529
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 57 88
Average hourly rate £18.50 £23.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.27% -32.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £52.82 £107.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 December 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 December 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 7 (36.84%) Windows
1 7 (36.84%) Solaris
1 7 (36.84%) Linux
1 7 (36.84%) LAN
1 7 (36.84%) WAN
1 7 (36.84%) NFS
1 7 (36.84%) EMC
1 7 (36.84%) Intel
1 7 (36.84%) SAN
1 7 (36.84%) Cisco
1 7 (36.84%) NetApp
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
1 7 (36.84%) Banking
1 7 (36.84%) NAS
1 7 (36.84%) SRDF
1 7 (36.84%) FCoE
1 7 (36.84%) Fibre Channel
1 7 (36.84%) Performance Tuning
1 7 (36.84%) Multicast
2 5 (26.32%) SQL
3 4 (21.05%) Oracle
3 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
4 3 (15.79%) Java
4 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.79%) Xen
4 3 (15.79%) Legal
4 3 (15.79%) VMware
4 3 (15.79%) KVM
4 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (15.79%) Hyper-V

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2 (10.53%) Oracle Coherence
1 2 (10.53%) WebSphere
1 2 (10.53%) Apache
1 2 (10.53%) Tomcat
1 2 (10.53%) IIS
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) LAN
1 7 (36.84%) WAN
1 7 (36.84%) SAN
1 7 (36.84%) NAS
1 7 (36.84%) FCoE
1 7 (36.84%) Fibre Channel
1 7 (36.84%) Multicast
2 3 (15.79%) iSCSI
3 2 (10.53%) HTTP
4 1 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) Hadoop
2 2 (10.53%) HBase
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) JIRA
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
1 7 (36.84%) Banking
2 3 (15.79%) Legal
3 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 2 (10.53%) Retail
4 1 (5.26%) Retail Banking
4 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Architect
2 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (15.79%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Sourcing Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 2 (10.53%) User Experience Researcher
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) IT Audit Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Lead Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Risk Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Report Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) IT Risk Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Data Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Audit Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Designer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Designer
4 1 (5.26%) User Experience Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Head of Service Delivery
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 2 (10.53%) Smartcard
2 2 (10.53%) NHS
3 1 (5.26%) Online Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.26%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Windows
1 7 (36.84%) Solaris
1 7 (36.84%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
3 2 (10.53%) Logistics
3 2 (10.53%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) ETL
4 1 (5.26%) Content Management
4 1 (5.26%) Automated Testing
4 1 (5.26%) SEO
4 1 (5.26%) Workflow
4 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
4 1 (5.26%) Project Management
4 1 (5.26%) Risk Management
4 1 (5.26%) Customer Insight
4 1 (5.26%) Financial Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.26%) Financial Modelling
4 1 (5.26%) Release Management
4 1 (5.26%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) NFS
1 7 (36.84%) SRDF
2 3 (15.79%) Xen
2 3 (15.79%) KVM
2 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (15.79%) Hyper-V
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) EMC
1 7 (36.84%) Intel
1 7 (36.84%) Cisco
1 7 (36.84%) NetApp
2 4 (21.05%) Oracle
3 3 (15.79%) VMware
4 2 (10.53%) 29West
4 2 (10.53%) DataSynapse
4 2 (10.53%) Sybase
4 2 (10.53%) IBM
4 2 (10.53%) TIBCO
4 2 (10.53%) Ariba
5 1 (5.26%) Reuters
5 1 (5.26%) Bloomberg
5 1 (5.26%) Atlassian