The table below looks at the statistics for Benchmarking skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Benchmarking over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Benchmarking
Rank 131 143 120
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -23
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 11 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.35% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.16% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
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£475 £443 £725
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.34% -38.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £228 £450
% change year-on-year
+81.31% -49.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.80 £29.35 -
% change year-on-year
-42.75% -
Benchmarking
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2372 2447 1750
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 75.95% 77.76% 72.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1426 1471 884
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 151 125
Average hourly rate £31.50 £29.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.62% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.64 £43.61 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

Benchmarking
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Benchmarking across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Benchmarking Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Benchmarking
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Benchmarking across the East of England region.

Benchmarking Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Benchmarking
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Benchmarking across the East of England region.

Benchmarking Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Benchmarking
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Benchmarking within the East of England region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +1 5 - -
Hertfordshire +6 2 - -
Essex - 2 £475 -
Benchmarking
England

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 (63.64%) Perl
1 7 (63.64%) UNIX
1 7 (63.64%) Linux
1 7 (63.64%) Computer Science
1 7 (63.64%) Degree
2 6 (54.55%) SQL
3 5 (45.45%) MySQL
3 5 (45.45%) PhD
3 5 (45.45%) Bioinformatics
3 5 (45.45%) Proteomics
3 5 (45.45%) Data Analysis
3 5 (45.45%) Statistical Analysis
3 5 (45.45%) R
3 5 (45.45%) Relational Database
4 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
4 3 (27.27%) Python
4 3 (27.27%) C
4 3 (27.27%) C++
5 2 (18.18%) Java
5 2 (18.18%) C#
5 2 (18.18%) .NET
5 2 (18.18%) Windows
5 2 (18.18%) UML
5 2 (18.18%) ClearCase
5 2 (18.18%) Eclipse
5 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
5 2 (18.18%) Doxygen
5 2 (18.18%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (18.18%) Subversion

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 (18.18%) Kinematics
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Doxygen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) MySQL
1 5 (45.45%) Relational Database
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
2 2 (18.18%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (18.18%) GCC
2 2 (18.18%) ClearCase
2 2 (18.18%) Eclipse
2 2 (18.18%) Subversion
3 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (18.18%) Electronics
1 2 (18.18%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) Software Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) ScrumMaster
2 1 (9.09%) Tester
2 1 (9.09%) Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Systems Tester
2 1 (9.09%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
1 2 (18.18%) OpenGL
1 2 (18.18%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 2 (18.18%) OpenCV
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) Computer Science
2 5 (45.45%) Proteomics
3 2 (18.18%) Algorithms
3 2 (18.18%) VHDL
3 2 (18.18%) Artificial Intelligence
3 2 (18.18%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (18.18%) Robotics
3 2 (18.18%) Mechatronics
4 1 (9.09%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) UNIX
1 7 (63.64%) Linux
2 2 (18.18%) Windows
3 1 (9.09%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Statistical Analysis
1 5 (45.45%) Data Analysis
1 5 (45.45%) Bioinformatics
2 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
2 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
2 2 (18.18%) Coaching
2 2 (18.18%) SysML
2 2 (18.18%) Multithreading
2 2 (18.18%) Performance Management
2 2 (18.18%) Signal Processing
2 2 (18.18%) Embedded Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) UML
2 2 (18.18%) Project Management
2 2 (18.18%) Scrum
2 2 (18.18%) Programme Management
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) Perl
2 6 (54.55%) SQL
3 5 (45.45%) R
4 3 (27.27%) Python
4 3 (27.27%) C
4 3 (27.27%) C++
5 2 (18.18%) Java
5 2 (18.18%) C#
5 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
5 2 (18.18%) MATLAB
5 2 (18.18%) ANSI C
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) Degree
2 5 (45.45%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Cygwin