The first table below looks at the demand for Benchmarking skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Benchmarking over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Benchmarking
Rank 512 445 523
Rank change year-on-year
-67 +78
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 78 58 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.13% 0.097%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.18% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 30 31
Average daily rate £375 £410 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.53% +36.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £529 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £323 £413
% change year-on-year
+0.77% -21.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £102.50 £31.73 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+223.06% +81.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £102.50 £21.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+388.09% +33.33%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37958 31464 38928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.95% 73.02% 69.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 23972 19227 22646
Average daily rate £405 £413 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1118 981 1339
Average hourly rate £27.88 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.89% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.50 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Benchmarking
UK

Benchmarking
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Benchmarking Jobs Demand Trend in England

Benchmarking
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Benchmarking Daily Rate Trend in England

Benchmarking
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Benchmarking across the England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Benchmarking Daily Rate Histogram in England

Benchmarking
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Benchmarking Hourly Rate Trend in England

Benchmarking
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Benchmarking across the England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Benchmarking Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Benchmarking
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -10 43 £375 -13.29% 21
South East -8 14 £388 +79.19% 7
East of England -21 9 £375 +7.14% 3
South West -22 4 - -
Yorkshire -20 3 £293 -26.87% 5
North West -21 2 £325 +0.77% 4
East Midlands - 2 - - 2
West Midlands - 2 £275 - 1
Benchmarking
UK

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 41 (23.70%) Finance
2 38 (21.97%) SQL
3 32 (18.50%) Project Management
4 30 (17.34%) Degree
5 28 (16.18%) Oracle
6 26 (15.03%) Performance Tuning
7 23 (13.29%) SQL Server
8 22 (12.72%) ITIL
9 21 (12.14%) Windows
9 21 (12.14%) Linux
10 20 (11.56%) HTML
11 19 (10.98%) Solaris
11 19 (10.98%) LAN
11 19 (10.98%) WAN
11 19 (10.98%) Cisco
11 19 (10.98%) Intel
11 19 (10.98%) Marketing
11 19 (10.98%) Agile Software Development
12 18 (10.40%) NHS
13 17 (9.83%) SAN
13 17 (9.83%) EMC
13 17 (9.83%) NetApp
13 17 (9.83%) NFS
13 17 (9.83%) JavaScript
13 17 (9.83%) Multicast
13 17 (9.83%) NAS
13 17 (9.83%) SRDF
13 17 (9.83%) FCoE
13 17 (9.83%) Fibre Channel
14 15 (8.67%) Continuous Improvement

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 8 (4.62%) IIS
1 8 (4.62%) Apache
1 8 (4.62%) Tomcat
1 8 (4.62%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 8 (4.62%) WebSphere
1 8 (4.62%) Oracle Coherence
2 7 (4.05%) CMS
3 6 (3.47%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.31%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.58%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.58%) Node.js
Applications
1 15 (8.67%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.20%) MS Office
3 8 (4.62%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (2.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.16%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.58%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.58%) Stata
6 1 (0.58%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (4.62%) RMDS
2 3 (1.73%) SAP HR
3 2 (1.16%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.16%) Magento
4 1 (0.58%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.58%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.58%) IaaS
1 1 (0.58%) Heroku
1 1 (0.58%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.98%) LAN
1 19 (10.98%) WAN
2 17 (9.83%) SAN
2 17 (9.83%) Multicast
2 17 (9.83%) NAS
2 17 (9.83%) FCoE
2 17 (9.83%) Fibre Channel
3 14 (8.09%) HTTP
4 8 (4.62%) Internet
5 3 (1.73%) Intranet
6 2 (1.16%) MGCP
6 2 (1.16%) Q.931
6 2 (1.16%) QSIG
6 2 (1.16%) H.323
6 2 (1.16%) 3G
6 2 (1.16%) WCDMA
6 2 (1.16%) PBX
6 2 (1.16%) GSM
6 2 (1.16%) 2G
6 2 (1.16%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (13.29%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.09%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (6.94%) Hadoop
4 11 (6.36%) Oracle Database
5 9 (5.20%) Oracle Database 11g
6 8 (4.62%) HBase
7 7 (4.05%) MySQL
8 6 (3.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (2.89%) Big Data
10 4 (2.31%) DB2
10 4 (2.31%) MS Access
11 3 (1.73%) Relational Database
11 3 (1.73%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (1.73%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (1.73%) RDBMS
12 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (1.16%) MongoDB
12 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1 (0.58%) DTS
Development Applications
1 7 (4.05%) Git (software)
1 7 (4.05%) Subversion
2 6 (3.47%) JSUnit
2 6 (3.47%) PHPUnit
3 4 (2.31%) PhoneGap
4 3 (1.73%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.73%) Cucumber
4 3 (1.73%) JIRA
5 2 (1.16%) JMeter
6 1 (0.58%) Bower
6 1 (0.58%) Calabash
6 1 (0.58%) Grunt
6 1 (0.58%) PhantomJS
6 1 (0.58%) Yeoman
6 1 (0.58%) eggPlant
6 1 (0.58%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.58%) Selenium
6 1 (0.58%) Robotium
6 1 (0.58%) Gradle
6 1 (0.58%) SoapUI
General
1 41 (23.70%) Finance
2 19 (10.98%) Marketing
3 11 (6.36%) Banking
4 10 (5.78%) Telecoms
5 8 (4.62%) Retail
6 6 (3.47%) Back Office
7 5 (2.89%) Legal
7 5 (2.89%) Games
8 4 (2.31%) Electronics
9 3 (1.73%) Local Government
9 3 (1.73%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.73%) Billing
10 2 (1.16%) Advertising
10 2 (1.16%) Publishing
10 2 (1.16%) German Language
11 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.58%) Automotive
11 1 (0.58%) Law
Job Titles
1 55 (31.79%) Analyst
2 31 (17.92%) Architect
3 17 (9.83%) Data Analyst
3 17 (9.83%) Infrastructure Architect
4 13 (7.51%) Information Analyst
5 12 (6.94%) Developer
5 12 (6.94%) Senior Analyst
6 10 (5.78%) Solutions Architect
6 10 (5.78%) Business Analyst
7 8 (4.62%) Lead Architect
7 8 (4.62%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 7 (4.05%) Performance Analyst
8 7 (4.05%) Consultant
9 6 (3.47%) Web Developer
9 6 (3.47%) Informatica Architect
10 5 (2.89%) Project Manager
10 5 (2.89%) DBA
10 5 (2.89%) Service Analyst
10 5 (2.89%) Senior Manager
11 4 (2.31%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (11.56%) HTML
2 14 (8.09%) XML
3 12 (6.94%) CSS
3 12 (6.94%) CSS3
3 12 (6.94%) HTML5
4 11 (6.36%) REST
4 11 (6.36%) Ajax
5 9 (5.20%) Oracle Fusion
5 9 (5.20%) Middleware
6 8 (4.62%) Rendezvous
6 8 (4.62%) XSLT
7 6 (3.47%) Web Services
7 6 (3.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 6 (3.47%) AngularJS
8 5 (2.89%) SOAP
9 4 (2.31%) XSD
9 4 (2.31%) WSDL
9 4 (2.31%) Spring
9 4 (2.31%) JSON
10 2 (1.16%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.40%) NHS
2 14 (8.09%) Management Information System
3 13 (7.51%) Statistics
4 10 (5.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 9 (5.20%) Data Integration
6 6 (3.47%) Economics
7 5 (2.89%) Mobile App
8 4 (2.31%) Mathematics
8 4 (2.31%) Social Media
8 4 (2.31%) iPad
9 2 (1.16%) BBC
9 2 (1.16%) Replication
9 2 (1.16%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (1.16%) Freedom of Information Act
9 2 (1.16%) Data Extraction
10 1 (0.58%) Xbox
10 1 (0.58%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.58%) Data Conversion
10 1 (0.58%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 21 (12.14%) Windows
1 21 (12.14%) Linux
2 19 (10.98%) Solaris
3 10 (5.78%) UNIX
4 5 (2.89%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.31%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (18.50%) Project Management
2 26 (15.03%) Performance Tuning
3 22 (12.72%) ITIL
4 19 (10.98%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (8.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 14 (8.09%) SOA
6 14 (8.09%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (7.51%) Scrum
7 13 (7.51%) PRINCE2
8 12 (6.94%) Service Management
8 12 (6.94%) Analytics
8 12 (6.94%) Data Architecture
9 10 (5.78%) E-Commerce
10 9 (5.20%) Unit Testing
10 9 (5.20%) Data Mapping
11 8 (4.62%) Data Modelling
11 8 (4.62%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (4.62%) Performance Management
11 8 (4.62%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (4.62%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 38 (21.97%) SQL
2 17 (9.83%) JavaScript
3 15 (8.67%) Java
4 10 (5.78%) PHP
5 7 (4.05%) C
6 6 (3.47%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.31%) Objective-C
8 3 (1.73%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.73%) VBA
9 1 (0.58%) Python
9 1 (0.58%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.58%) C++
Qualifications
1 30 (17.34%) Degree
2 4 (2.31%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.73%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 3 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.16%) OCP
4 2 (1.16%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (1.16%) CCIE
4 2 (1.16%) CCVP
5 1 (0.58%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.58%) MBA
5 1 (0.58%) ISEB
5 1 (0.58%) PMP
5 1 (0.58%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.58%) ACCA
5 1 (0.58%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.62%) SLA
2 6 (3.47%) QA
3 2 (1.16%) WAI
System Software
1 17 (9.83%) NFS
1 17 (9.83%) SRDF
2 10 (5.78%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (1.16%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (1.16%) Xen
3 2 (1.16%) Varnish
3 2 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.16%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.16%) KVM
Systems Management
1 2 (1.16%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (1.16%) Data Guard
1 2 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.58%) Puppet
Vendors
1 28 (16.18%) Oracle
2 19 (10.98%) Cisco
2 19 (10.98%) Intel
3 17 (9.83%) EMC
3 17 (9.83%) NetApp
4 13 (7.51%) Microsoft
5 9 (5.20%) Informatica
6 8 (4.62%) TIBCO
6 8 (4.62%) Sybase
6 8 (4.62%) IBM
6 8 (4.62%) DataSynapse
6 8 (4.62%) 29West
7 4 (2.31%) SAP
7 4 (2.31%) VMware
8 2 (1.16%) HP
8 2 (1.16%) CA
8 2 (1.16%) Business Objects
8 2 (1.16%) Verint
9 1 (0.58%) Foundry
9 1 (0.58%) Google
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Posted: 4 days ago
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Computer Futures
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South East England
Computer Futures
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Posted: 8 days ago
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Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
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