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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Benchmarking
Rank 189 183 194
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +11
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 12 11 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.21% 0.19% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.25% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 19
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 £416 £362 £458
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £625 £640
UK excluding London average daily rate £404 £350 £293
% change year-on-year
+15.35% +19.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.90 £15.39 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-3.15% -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
4539 4454 5397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.79% 77.38% 77.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3588 3328 4054
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 39 101
Average hourly rate £24.50 £23.50 £32.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.25% -27.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £53.50 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 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 3 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 15 (62.50%) Finance
2 14 (58.33%) Linux
2 14 (58.33%) Performance Tuning
3 13 (54.17%) Banking
4 10 (41.67%) Oracle
5 9 (37.50%) SQL
5 9 (37.50%) Oracle RAC
6 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 8 (33.33%) VMware
7 7 (29.17%) Intel
7 7 (29.17%) LAN
7 7 (29.17%) WAN
7 7 (29.17%) Cisco
7 7 (29.17%) Hadoop
7 7 (29.17%) Oracle Coherence
8 6 (25.00%) Xen
8 6 (25.00%) DataSynapse
8 6 (25.00%) WebSphere
8 6 (25.00%) FCoE
8 6 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
8 6 (25.00%) Hyper-V
8 6 (25.00%) NAS
8 6 (25.00%) SRDF
8 6 (25.00%) iSCSI
8 6 (25.00%) IBM
8 6 (25.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 6 (25.00%) EMC
8 6 (25.00%) HTTP

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

For the 6 months to 3 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 (29.17%) Oracle Coherence
2 6 (25.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 6 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (25.00%) IIS
2 6 (25.00%) Apache
2 6 (25.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.17%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (20.83%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) SaaS
1 4 (16.67%) PaaS
1 4 (16.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) LAN
1 7 (29.17%) WAN
2 6 (25.00%) HTTP
2 6 (25.00%) SAN
2 6 (25.00%) iSCSI
2 6 (25.00%) NAS
2 6 (25.00%) FCoE
2 6 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
2 6 (25.00%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (29.17%) Hadoop
3 6 (25.00%) HBase
4 4 (16.67%) Oracle Exadata
5 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database
6 2 (8.33%) Big Data
6 2 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (4.17%) Apache Hive
7 1 (4.17%) MongoDB
7 1 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
7 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (4.17%) MarkLogic
7 1 (4.17%) Couchbase
General
1 15 (62.50%) Finance
2 13 (54.17%) Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Retail
3 2 (8.33%) German Language
4 1 (4.17%) Law
4 1 (4.17%) Legal
4 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Architect
2 6 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
2 6 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 6 (25.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) Relationships Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) Data Architect
4 1 (4.17%) DBA
4 1 (4.17%) Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Procurement Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Data Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (4.17%) SQL DBA
4 1 (4.17%) Senior SQL DBA
4 1 (4.17%) Performance Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Strategy Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) ScrumMaster
4 1 (4.17%) MI Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) HTML
1 6 (25.00%) XML
1 6 (25.00%) XSLT
1 6 (25.00%) Rendezvous
1 6 (25.00%) Middleware
2 5 (20.83%) Ultra Messaging
3 4 (16.67%) JMX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.17%) Credit Risk
3 1 (4.17%) Data Integration
3 1 (4.17%) Visualisation
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.17%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (58.33%) Linux
2 6 (25.00%) Windows
2 6 (25.00%) Solaris
3 4 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (25.00%) Software Delivery
4 4 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (16.67%) DevOps
4 4 (16.67%) Low Latency
4 4 (16.67%) Project Management
4 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (16.67%) High Availability
5 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (12.50%) Resource Management
5 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (12.50%) Migration
5 3 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (12.50%) Analytics
5 3 (12.50%) Database Security
5 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 2 (8.33%) Coaching
6 2 (8.33%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) SQL
2 6 (25.00%) Java
2 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (16.67%) Perl
3 4 (16.67%) C
3 4 (16.67%) C++
3 4 (16.67%) Python
3 4 (16.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) PMP
2 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) ISO 9001
1 2 (8.33%) COBIT
2 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (37.50%) Oracle RAC
2 8 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 6 (25.00%) SRDF
3 6 (25.00%) NFS
3 6 (25.00%) Xen
3 6 (25.00%) KVM
4 1 (4.17%) HDFS
4 1 (4.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (4.17%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle Flashback
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (12.50%) Data Guard
3 2 (8.33%) Puppet
4 1 (4.17%) Ambari
4 1 (4.17%) Oozie
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Oracle
2 8 (33.33%) VMware
3 7 (29.17%) Intel
3 7 (29.17%) Cisco
4 6 (25.00%) IBM
4 6 (25.00%) EMC
4 6 (25.00%) Sybase
4 6 (25.00%) NetApp
4 6 (25.00%) TIBCO
4 6 (25.00%) DataSynapse
5 1 (4.17%) Hortonworks
5 1 (4.17%) MapR
5 1 (4.17%) Teradata
5 1 (4.17%) Netezza