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 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Benchmarking
Rank 142 123 137
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +14
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 4 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.13% 0.13% 0.097%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.17% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£443 £725 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.96% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £450 £250
% change year-on-year
-50.00% +79.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
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 East of England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2357 1718 2155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 77.41% 71.97% 69.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1440 853 1129
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £515 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 129 213
Average hourly rate £27.00 £36.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.14 £12.55 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £50.00 £41.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 17 September 2014. 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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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
Hertfordshire - 3 - - 1
Suffolk - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Essex - - - - 1
Benchmarking
England

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (23.08%) NHS
2 3 (23.08%) Supplier Management
2 3 (23.08%) Requirements Management
2 3 (23.08%) Market Research
2 3 (23.08%) Software Licensing
2 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) German Language
3 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
3 2 (15.38%) Six Sigma
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
3 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (15.38%) Quality Management
4 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.69%) Scrum
4 1 (7.69%) Service Management
4 1 (7.69%) .NET
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.69%) CRM
4 1 (7.69%) Project Management
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Marketing
4 1 (7.69%) QA
4 1 (7.69%) Silverlight
4 1 (7.69%) Product Management
4 1 (7.69%) Business Process Improvement
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) German Language
2 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) IT Consultant
2 3 (23.08%) Consultant
2 3 (23.08%) Procurement Consultant
2 3 (23.08%) Information Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) NHS Information Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Contracts Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) NHS
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (23.08%) Supplier Management
1 3 (23.08%) Requirements Management
1 3 (23.08%) Market Research
1 3 (23.08%) Software Licensing
2 2 (15.38%) Six Sigma
2 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (15.38%) Quality Management
3 1 (7.69%) Scrum
3 1 (7.69%) Service Management
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.69%) CRM
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Product Management
3 1 (7.69%) Business Process Improvement
3 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (7.69%) Change Control
3 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA