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 23 August 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
23 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Benchmarking
Rank 508 549 502
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -47
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 117 80 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.15% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.19% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 44 60
Median daily rate £444 £420 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.65% +13.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £306 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £404 £253
% change year-on-year
-0.30% +59.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 7
Median hourly rate £22.84 £16.00 £30.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.75% -47.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £16.00 £15.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £16.00 £72.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.68 £16.80 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+40.95% -50.58%
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
42125 41943 39488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.06% 80.38% 78.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28061 27753 24914
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 995 1136 1102
Median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +30.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.88 £12.82 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.13 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-3.07% +26.21%

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 23 August 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 23 August 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 +10 60 £450 - 6
South East +2 19 £250 -40.47% 3
Yorkshire +1 12 £500 +23.00% 1
East of England +18 9 £425 -10.52% 1
West Midlands -29 8 £413 +3.12%
North West +12 5 £425 -10.52% 2
South West +7 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 £300 -
North East - 1 £383 -
Benchmarking
UK

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 65 (33.68%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (33.16%) Finance
3 58 (30.05%) SQL
4 47 (24.35%) Degree
5 42 (21.76%) Analytical Skills
6 40 (20.73%) Linux
7 37 (19.17%) Windows
7 37 (19.17%) Analytics
8 33 (17.10%) User Experience
9 31 (16.06%) VMware
9 31 (16.06%) Performance Tuning
10 30 (15.54%) VMware Infrastructure
11 29 (15.03%) Java
11 29 (15.03%) Oracle
11 29 (15.03%) SQL Server
12 27 (13.99%) Solaris
12 27 (13.99%) Business Intelligence
12 27 (13.99%) Middleware
13 26 (13.47%) LAN
13 26 (13.47%) WAN
14 25 (12.95%) MS Excel
14 25 (12.95%) Project Management
14 25 (12.95%) SAN
14 25 (12.95%) Banking
14 25 (12.95%) NAS
15 24 (12.44%) Hyper-V
16 23 (11.92%) SRDF
16 23 (11.92%) iSCSI
16 23 (11.92%) Xen
16 23 (11.92%) Multicast

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 18 (9.33%) Tomcat
2 17 (8.81%) Apache
2 17 (8.81%) IIS
3 14 (7.25%) Oracle Coherence
3 14 (7.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 14 (7.25%) WebSphere
4 8 (4.15%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.11%) Apache Spark
6 4 (2.07%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (2.07%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.55%) GemFire
7 3 (1.55%) SAS
8 1 (0.52%) Apache Qpid
8 1 (0.52%) CMS
8 1 (0.52%) Confluence
8 1 (0.52%) Kinematics
8 1 (0.52%) Umbraco
Applications
1 25 (12.95%) MS Excel
2 16 (8.29%) MS Office
3 15 (7.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (7.25%) OmniGraffle
5 9 (4.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 6 (3.11%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (2.59%) MS Visio
8 2 (1.04%) SPSS
9 1 (0.52%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.52%) Doxygen
9 1 (0.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.52%) RMDS
1 1 (0.52%) SAP SRM
1 1 (0.52%) Sprinklr
1 1 (0.52%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.66%) Google Analytics
2 5 (2.59%) GitHub
2 5 (2.59%) PaaS
3 3 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.04%) Office 365
5 1 (0.52%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.52%) IaaS
5 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (13.47%) LAN
1 26 (13.47%) WAN
2 25 (12.95%) NAS
2 25 (12.95%) SAN
3 23 (11.92%) FCoE
3 23 (11.92%) Fibre Channel
3 23 (11.92%) iSCSI
3 23 (11.92%) Multicast
4 16 (8.29%) HTTP
5 9 (4.66%) Internet
6 6 (3.11%) Firewall
7 3 (1.55%) LDAP
8 2 (1.04%) ATM
8 2 (1.04%) GSM
8 2 (1.04%) LTE
8 2 (1.04%) NetScaler
8 2 (1.04%) UMTS
8 2 (1.04%) XCAP
9 1 (0.52%) AMQP
9 1 (0.52%) NGN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (15.03%) SQL Server
2 18 (9.33%) Hadoop
3 17 (8.81%) HBase
4 11 (5.70%) Relational Database
5 9 (4.66%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (4.66%) OLTP
6 8 (4.15%) Big Data
7 5 (2.59%) MS Access
7 5 (2.59%) MySQL
8 4 (2.07%) Apache Hive
8 4 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.55%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (1.04%) DB2
10 2 (1.04%) OLAP
10 2 (1.04%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.52%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.52%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 16 (8.29%) Axure RP
2 11 (5.70%) Git (software)
3 8 (4.15%) Jenkins
4 5 (2.59%) Eclipse
4 5 (2.59%) Gradle
5 4 (2.07%) Cucumber
5 4 (2.07%) JUnit
5 4 (2.07%) Selenium
6 3 (1.55%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.04%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.52%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.52%) GCC
8 1 (0.52%) JIRA
8 1 (0.52%) JMeter
8 1 (0.52%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.52%) Maven
8 1 (0.52%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.52%) Subversion
General
1 64 (33.16%) Finance
2 25 (12.95%) Banking
3 10 (5.18%) Marketing
3 10 (5.18%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.15%) Retail
5 5 (2.59%) Legal
5 5 (2.59%) Local Government
6 4 (2.07%) Advertising
7 3 (1.55%) Law
7 3 (1.55%) Publishing
8 2 (1.04%) Back Office
9 1 (0.52%) Automotive
9 1 (0.52%) Avionics
9 1 (0.52%) Electronics
9 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.52%) Front Office
9 1 (0.52%) Games
9 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (22.80%) Analyst
2 32 (16.58%) Architect
3 27 (13.99%) Infrastructure Architect
4 17 (8.81%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 17 (8.81%) Solutions Architect
5 16 (8.29%) Designer
6 15 (7.77%) UX Designer
7 13 (6.74%) Business Analyst
8 8 (4.15%) Developer
8 8 (4.15%) Software Engineer
8 8 (4.15%) User Researcher
9 7 (3.63%) Lead Architect
9 7 (3.63%) Service Manager
10 6 (3.11%) IT Manager
10 6 (3.11%) Project Manager
11 5 (2.59%) Sourcing Manager
12 4 (2.07%) Contracts Manager
12 4 (2.07%) Data Analyst
12 4 (2.07%) IT Services Manager
12 4 (2.07%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (13.99%) Middleware
2 18 (9.33%) XML
3 14 (7.25%) HTML
3 14 (7.25%) Rendezvous
4 13 (6.74%) XSLT
5 7 (3.63%) J2EE
5 7 (3.63%) Spring
6 6 (3.11%) JSON
7 5 (2.59%) REST
7 5 (2.59%) SAML
8 4 (2.07%) jQuery
8 4 (2.07%) Spring Boot
8 4 (2.07%) Spring Integration
9 3 (1.55%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.55%) Kafka
9 3 (1.55%) Node.js
9 3 (1.55%) React
9 3 (1.55%) SOAP
9 3 (1.55%) Spark Streaming
9 3 (1.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 42 (21.76%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (17.10%) User Experience
3 19 (9.84%) Management Information System
4 16 (8.29%) Statistics
5 14 (7.25%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (6.22%) Algorithms
7 9 (4.66%) Psychology
8 8 (4.15%) NHS
9 7 (3.63%) Data Centre
9 7 (3.63%) Taxonomies
10 6 (3.11%) Computer Science
10 6 (3.11%) Copywriting
10 6 (3.11%) Virtual Team
11 5 (2.59%) Mobile Banking
12 4 (2.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (2.07%) Mobile Payment
12 4 (2.07%) PKI
13 3 (1.55%) PMI
13 3 (1.55%) Replication
14 2 (1.04%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 40 (20.73%) Linux
2 37 (19.17%) Windows
3 27 (13.99%) Solaris
4 12 (6.22%) Unix
5 4 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.07%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.55%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.04%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (1.04%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.52%) AIX
8 1 (0.52%) SUSE
8 1 (0.52%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.52%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (33.68%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (19.17%) Analytics
3 31 (16.06%) Performance Tuning
4 27 (13.99%) Business Intelligence
5 25 (12.95%) Project Management
6 22 (11.40%) Continuous Improvement
7 21 (10.88%) Data Analysis
8 20 (10.36%) Wireframes
9 16 (8.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (8.29%) Usability Testing
10 15 (7.77%) Scrum
10 15 (7.77%) Software Engineering
11 14 (7.25%) Web Analytics
12 13 (6.74%) Service Delivery
13 12 (6.22%) Business Analysis
13 12 (6.22%) ITIL
13 12 (6.22%) Translating Business Requirements
13 12 (6.22%) Validation
14 11 (5.70%) PRINCE2
14 11 (5.70%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (30.05%) SQL
2 29 (15.03%) Java
3 17 (8.81%) JavaScript
4 9 (4.66%) Python
5 7 (3.63%) R
6 5 (2.59%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.07%) VB
8 3 (1.55%) C
8 3 (1.55%) C#
8 3 (1.55%) C++
9 2 (1.04%) MapBasic
9 2 (1.04%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.04%) Scala
10 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.52%) Erlang
10 1 (0.52%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.52%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.52%) Perl
10 1 (0.52%) SPARQL
10 1 (0.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 47 (24.35%) Degree
2 11 (5.70%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.15%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.55%) PMI Certification
4 3 (1.55%) PMP
5 2 (1.04%) APMP
5 2 (1.04%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.04%) MCITP
5 2 (1.04%) MCSA
5 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.52%) CIPD
6 1 (0.52%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.33%) QA
2 10 (5.18%) SLA
3 3 (1.55%) ISO 14001
3 3 (1.55%) P3O
4 2 (1.04%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.52%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 30 (15.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (12.44%) Hyper-V
3 23 (11.92%) KVM
3 23 (11.92%) NFS
3 23 (11.92%) SRDF
3 23 (11.92%) Xen
4 14 (7.25%) Oracle RAC
5 13 (6.74%) Active Directory
6 8 (4.15%) Docker
7 4 (2.07%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.55%) HDFS
8 3 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.04%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (1.04%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.52%) Cygwin
10 1 (0.52%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (5.18%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.07%) OpenView
2 4 (2.07%) SCCM
2 4 (2.07%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.52%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (0.52%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 31 (16.06%) VMware
2 29 (15.03%) Oracle
3 23 (11.92%) Cisco
3 23 (11.92%) EMC
3 23 (11.92%) Intel
3 23 (11.92%) NetApp
4 20 (10.36%) Microsoft
5 19 (9.84%) IBM
6 14 (7.25%) DataSynapse
6 14 (7.25%) TIBCO
7 13 (6.74%) Sybase
8 10 (5.18%) Adobe
9 9 (4.66%) Google
10 4 (2.07%) BMC
10 4 (2.07%) Citrix
10 4 (2.07%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.07%) Sun
11 3 (1.55%) Avaya
11 3 (1.55%) Genesys
11 3 (1.55%) SAP
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