The table below looks at the statistics for Benchmarking skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Benchmarking over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Benchmarking
Rank 540 526 508
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -18
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 73 79 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.16% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.20% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 61 53
Median daily rate £388 £439 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.73% +17.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £315 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Median hourly rate - £13.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -65.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
- -50.47%
Benchmarking
UK

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40423 39105 37846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.09% 79.40% 77.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 27171 25311 24283
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £576 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 899 1103 1146
Median hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.88 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%

Benchmarking
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Benchmarking as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 May 2016.

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
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Benchmarking within the England region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +2 37 £450 -1.09% 14
Yorkshire +9 12 £394 -
North West -15 12 £300 -31.66%
South East -26 6 £360 -2.37% 3
West Midlands -16 3 £400 -
North East - 2 £281 - 2
East Midlands +8 1 £500 +334.78%
Benchmarking
UK

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Benchmarking also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Benchmarking.

1 52 (35.14%) Finance
2 40 (27.03%) SQL
3 34 (22.97%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (17.57%) SQL Server
4 26 (17.57%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (16.89%) Degree
6 24 (16.22%) Data Analysis
6 24 (16.22%) MS Excel
7 22 (14.86%) Continuous Improvement
8 21 (14.19%) Windows
8 21 (14.19%) Linux
8 21 (14.19%) MS PowerPoint
9 20 (13.51%) Project Management
10 19 (12.84%) MS Office
10 19 (12.84%) Oracle
11 17 (11.49%) Data Warehouse
11 17 (11.49%) Banking
11 17 (11.49%) Performance Tuning
12 16 (10.81%) LAN
12 16 (10.81%) WAN
12 16 (10.81%) Microsoft
12 16 (10.81%) SAN
13 15 (10.14%) NetApp
13 15 (10.14%) EMC
13 15 (10.14%) Intel
13 15 (10.14%) NFS
13 15 (10.14%) Cisco
13 15 (10.14%) Solaris
13 15 (10.14%) VMware
13 15 (10.14%) FCoE

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (8.11%) IIS
1 12 (8.11%) Tomcat
2 11 (7.43%) Apache
2 11 (7.43%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 11 (7.43%) WebSphere
3 10 (6.76%) Oracle Coherence
4 7 (4.73%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.35%) Kinematics
6 1 (0.68%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.68%) SAS
Applications
1 24 (16.22%) MS Excel
2 21 (14.19%) MS PowerPoint
3 19 (12.84%) MS Office
4 9 (6.08%) OmniGraffle
5 7 (4.73%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (3.38%) MS Visio
6 5 (3.38%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (1.35%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.68%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.68%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) RMDS
1 1 (0.68%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.73%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.35%) GitHub
3 2 (1.35%) PaaS
4 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.68%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.81%) LAN
1 16 (10.81%) SAN
1 16 (10.81%) WAN
2 15 (10.14%) FCoE
2 15 (10.14%) Fibre Channel
2 15 (10.14%) iSCSI
2 15 (10.14%) NAS
3 14 (9.46%) Multicast
4 12 (8.11%) HTTP
5 7 (4.73%) Internet
6 3 (2.03%) LTE
7 2 (1.35%) SpaceWire
7 2 (1.35%) XCAP
8 1 (0.68%) AMQP
8 1 (0.68%) ATM
8 1 (0.68%) GSM
8 1 (0.68%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.68%) MVNO
8 1 (0.68%) UMTS
8 1 (0.68%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (17.57%) SQL Server
2 17 (11.49%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (7.43%) Hadoop
3 11 (7.43%) HBase
3 11 (7.43%) Relational Database
4 8 (5.41%) MS Access
5 3 (2.03%) Big Data
6 2 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.35%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.35%) MySQL
6 2 (1.35%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.35%) OLTP
6 2 (1.35%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.68%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.68%) DB2
7 1 (0.68%) OLAP
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.68%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.68%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 10 (6.76%) Axure RP
2 3 (2.03%) Eclipse
2 3 (2.03%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.35%) ClearCase
3 2 (1.35%) GCC
3 2 (1.35%) JUnit
3 2 (1.35%) LoadRunner
3 2 (1.35%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (1.35%) Subversion
4 1 (0.68%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.68%) DbUnit
4 1 (0.68%) Gradle
4 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.68%) JIRA
4 1 (0.68%) JMeter
4 1 (0.68%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (0.68%) Selenium
4 1 (0.68%) SilkPerformer
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.68%) Zephyr
General
1 52 (35.14%) Finance
2 17 (11.49%) Banking
3 12 (8.11%) Telecoms
4 9 (6.08%) Retail
5 4 (2.70%) Local Government
5 4 (2.70%) Marketing
6 3 (2.03%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.35%) Avionics
7 2 (1.35%) Electronics
7 2 (1.35%) Law
7 2 (1.35%) Legal
8 1 (0.68%) Advertising
8 1 (0.68%) Automotive
8 1 (0.68%) Back Office
8 1 (0.68%) Billing
8 1 (0.68%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.68%) French Language
8 1 (0.68%) Front Office
8 1 (0.68%) Publishing
8 1 (0.68%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (30.41%) Analyst
2 23 (15.54%) Business Analyst
3 21 (14.19%) Architect
4 13 (8.78%) Infrastructure Architect
5 11 (7.43%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 11 (7.43%) Solutions Architect
6 10 (6.76%) Designer
6 10 (6.76%) UX Designer
7 8 (5.41%) Business Manager
7 8 (5.41%) Project Manager
8 6 (4.05%) Chief Operating Officer
8 6 (4.05%) Information Analyst
8 6 (4.05%) Software Engineer
9 5 (3.38%) Consultant
9 5 (3.38%) Quality Manager
9 5 (3.38%) Service Architect
9 5 (3.38%) Sourcing Manager
10 4 (2.70%) Administrator
10 4 (2.70%) Category Manager
10 4 (2.70%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.11%) Middleware
2 11 (7.43%) Rendezvous
3 10 (6.76%) HTML
3 10 (6.76%) XML
3 10 (6.76%) XSLT
4 6 (4.05%) Web Services
5 5 (3.38%) AngularJS
6 4 (2.70%) CSS
6 4 (2.70%) jQuery
6 4 (2.70%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (1.35%) .NET
7 2 (1.35%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 2 (1.35%) J2EE
7 2 (1.35%) OpenCV
7 2 (1.35%) OpenGL
7 2 (1.35%) REST
8 1 (0.68%) Akka
8 1 (0.68%) Play Framework
8 1 (0.68%) Spring Boot
8 1 (0.68%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 26 (17.57%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (8.78%) Management Information System
2 13 (8.78%) User Experience
3 10 (6.76%) NHS
4 9 (6.08%) Statistics
5 6 (4.05%) Algorithms
6 5 (3.38%) Computer Science
6 5 (3.38%) Taxonomies
7 3 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.35%) Artificial Intelligence
8 2 (1.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.35%) Health Informatics
8 2 (1.35%) Informatics
8 2 (1.35%) Mechatronics
8 2 (1.35%) Reference Data
8 2 (1.35%) Robotics
8 2 (1.35%) VHDL
9 1 (0.68%) Clustering
9 1 (0.68%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 21 (14.19%) Linux
1 21 (14.19%) Windows
2 15 (10.14%) Solaris
3 5 (3.38%) Unix
4 1 (0.68%) AIX
4 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.68%) SUSE
4 1 (0.68%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (22.97%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (16.22%) Data Analysis
3 22 (14.86%) Continuous Improvement
4 20 (13.51%) Project Management
5 17 (11.49%) Performance Tuning
6 14 (9.46%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (9.46%) Validation
7 13 (8.78%) Service Delivery
8 12 (8.11%) Analytics
9 11 (7.43%) Data Modelling
9 11 (7.43%) Six Sigma
9 11 (7.43%) Software Engineering
9 11 (7.43%) Wireframes
10 10 (6.76%) BPR
10 10 (6.76%) Change Management
10 10 (6.76%) Migration
10 10 (6.76%) Programme Management
10 10 (6.76%) Risk Management
10 10 (6.76%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (6.08%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 40 (27.03%) SQL
2 14 (9.46%) JavaScript
3 13 (8.78%) Java
4 5 (3.38%) Python
5 4 (2.70%) C#
6 3 (2.03%) Perl
6 3 (2.03%) R
6 3 (2.03%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.03%) VB
7 2 (1.35%) ANSI C
7 2 (1.35%) C
7 2 (1.35%) C++
7 2 (1.35%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.68%) AWK
8 1 (0.68%) Bourne shell
8 1 (0.68%) Erlang
8 1 (0.68%) Korn
8 1 (0.68%) MapBasic
8 1 (0.68%) Scala
Qualifications
1 25 (16.89%) Degree
2 9 (6.08%) Security Cleared
3 8 (5.41%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.35%) APMP
4 2 (1.35%) MBA
5 1 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.46%) QA
2 12 (8.11%) SLA
3 3 (2.03%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.03%) P3O
4 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (10.14%) Hyper-V
1 15 (10.14%) NFS
1 15 (10.14%) SRDF
1 15 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (9.46%) KVM
2 14 (9.46%) Xen
3 11 (7.43%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (2.03%) Docker
5 2 (1.35%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.35%) Cygwin
6 1 (0.68%) Veritas File System
6 1 (0.68%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 3 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.68%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.68%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 19 (12.84%) Oracle
2 16 (10.81%) Microsoft
3 15 (10.14%) Cisco
3 15 (10.14%) EMC
3 15 (10.14%) Intel
3 15 (10.14%) NetApp
3 15 (10.14%) VMware
4 11 (7.43%) DataSynapse
4 11 (7.43%) IBM
4 11 (7.43%) Sybase
4 11 (7.43%) TIBCO
5 7 (4.73%) Adobe
5 7 (4.73%) Google
6 4 (2.70%) SAP
7 2 (1.35%) Actix
7 2 (1.35%) Ericsson
8 1 (0.68%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.68%) Nokia
8 1 (0.68%) Sun
8 1 (0.68%) Veritas
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