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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Benchmarking
Rank 523 551 489
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -62
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 94 75 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.15% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.19% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 52 61
Median daily rate £450 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £316 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £408 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +20.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Median hourly rate - £13.00 £15.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.00 £15.19
% change year-on-year
- -14.43%
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
40127 40445 38431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.41% 79.69% 78.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 26982 26553 24574
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 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 916 1082 1132
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £50.00 £46.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +21 46 £460 +1.09% 8
Yorkshire +8 15 £431 +43.75%
North West -9 13 £300 -33.33% 4
South East +7 8 £403 -4.16% 1
West Midlands -19 4 £450 +12.50% 2
East of England +13 2 £563 +18.42% 1
South West -5 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 £400 -
North East - 2 £281 - 1
Benchmarking
UK

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 60 (36.14%) Finance
2 46 (27.71%) SQL
3 42 (25.30%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (20.48%) SQL Server
5 32 (19.28%) Windows
6 29 (17.47%) Linux
7 27 (16.27%) Analytical Skills
8 26 (15.66%) Performance Tuning
8 26 (15.66%) Oracle
8 26 (15.66%) LAN
8 26 (15.66%) WAN
8 26 (15.66%) Banking
9 25 (15.06%) VMware
9 25 (15.06%) MS Excel
9 25 (15.06%) SAN
9 25 (15.06%) VMware Infrastructure
9 25 (15.06%) NAS
10 24 (14.46%) Project Management
10 24 (14.46%) Degree
11 23 (13.86%) NetApp
11 23 (13.86%) EMC
11 23 (13.86%) Intel
11 23 (13.86%) NFS
11 23 (13.86%) Cisco
11 23 (13.86%) Hyper-V
11 23 (13.86%) SRDF
11 23 (13.86%) iSCSI
11 23 (13.86%) FCoE
11 23 (13.86%) Fibre Channel
12 22 (13.25%) KVM

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 20 (12.05%) IIS
2 18 (10.84%) Tomcat
3 17 (10.24%) Apache
3 17 (10.24%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 17 (10.24%) WebSphere
4 16 (9.64%) Oracle Coherence
5 6 (3.61%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.60%) Apache Qpid
6 1 (0.60%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.60%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.60%) Kinematics
6 1 (0.60%) SAS
Applications
1 25 (15.06%) MS Excel
2 19 (11.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 18 (10.84%) MS Office
4 10 (6.02%) OmniGraffle
5 7 (4.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 6 (3.61%) MS Visio
7 5 (3.01%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (1.20%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.60%) Doxygen
9 1 (0.60%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) RMDS
1 1 (0.60%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.82%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.22%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.20%) GitHub
3 2 (1.20%) PaaS
4 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.60%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (15.66%) LAN
1 26 (15.66%) WAN
2 25 (15.06%) NAS
2 25 (15.06%) SAN
3 23 (13.86%) FCoE
3 23 (13.86%) Fibre Channel
3 23 (13.86%) iSCSI
4 22 (13.25%) Multicast
5 19 (11.45%) HTTP
6 10 (6.02%) Internet
7 5 (3.01%) LTE
8 4 (2.41%) XCAP
9 3 (1.81%) Firewall
9 3 (1.81%) GSM
9 3 (1.81%) UMTS
10 2 (1.20%) ATM
10 2 (1.20%) WCDMA
10 2 (1.20%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.60%) Intrusion Detection
11 1 (0.60%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (20.48%) SQL Server
2 16 (9.64%) Hadoop
2 16 (9.64%) HBase
3 13 (7.83%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (6.63%) Relational Database
5 7 (4.22%) MS Access
6 3 (1.81%) Big Data
7 2 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.20%) DB2
7 2 (1.20%) MySQL
7 2 (1.20%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.20%) OLAP
7 2 (1.20%) OLTP
7 2 (1.20%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.60%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.60%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.60%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 12 (7.23%) Axure RP
2 3 (1.81%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.20%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.60%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.60%) GCC
4 1 (0.60%) Gradle
4 1 (0.60%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.60%) JUnit
4 1 (0.60%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.60%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.60%) Subversion
General
1 60 (36.14%) Finance
2 26 (15.66%) Banking
3 13 (7.83%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.82%) Retail
5 4 (2.41%) Local Government
5 4 (2.41%) Marketing
6 3 (1.81%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.81%) Law
6 3 (1.81%) Legal
7 1 (0.60%) Advertising
7 1 (0.60%) Automotive
7 1 (0.60%) Avionics
7 1 (0.60%) Back Office
7 1 (0.60%) Billing
7 1 (0.60%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.60%) Electronics
7 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.60%) French Language
7 1 (0.60%) Front Office
7 1 (0.60%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 40 (24.10%) Analyst
2 31 (18.67%) Architect
3 23 (13.86%) Infrastructure Architect
4 19 (11.45%) Business Analyst
5 14 (8.43%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 14 (8.43%) Solutions Architect
6 12 (7.23%) Designer
7 11 (6.63%) UX Designer
8 8 (4.82%) Project Manager
9 7 (4.22%) Business Manager
9 7 (4.22%) Software Engineer
10 6 (3.61%) Lead Architect
11 5 (3.01%) Category Manager
11 5 (3.01%) Chief Operating Officer
11 5 (3.01%) Developer
11 5 (3.01%) Information Analyst
11 5 (3.01%) Quality Manager
11 5 (3.01%) Service Architect
11 5 (3.01%) Service Manager
11 5 (3.01%) Sourcing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (13.25%) Middleware
2 16 (9.64%) HTML
2 16 (9.64%) Rendezvous
2 16 (9.64%) XML
3 15 (9.04%) XSLT
4 7 (4.22%) Web Services
5 6 (3.61%) AngularJS
6 4 (2.41%) CSS
6 4 (2.41%) jQuery
6 4 (2.41%) KnockoutJS
7 3 (1.81%) .NET
8 2 (1.20%) J2EE
8 2 (1.20%) JSON
8 2 (1.20%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (1.20%) REST
8 2 (1.20%) RESTful
9 1 (0.60%) Castle Windsor
9 1 (0.60%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.60%) Spring Integration
9 1 (0.60%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 27 (16.27%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (9.64%) User Experience
3 13 (7.83%) Management Information System
4 11 (6.63%) Statistics
5 9 (5.42%) NHS
6 6 (3.61%) Algorithms
7 5 (3.01%) Computer Science
7 5 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (3.01%) Taxonomies
8 4 (2.41%) Copywriting
8 4 (2.41%) Data Centre
8 4 (2.41%) Mobile Banking
9 3 (1.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (1.20%) Clustering
10 2 (1.20%) Online Banking
10 2 (1.20%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.60%) Artificial Intelligence
11 1 (0.60%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.60%) Equities
11 1 (0.60%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 32 (19.28%) Windows
2 29 (17.47%) Linux
3 22 (13.25%) Solaris
4 3 (1.81%) Unix
5 2 (1.20%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.60%) AIX
6 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.60%) SUSE
6 1 (0.60%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (25.30%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (15.66%) Performance Tuning
3 24 (14.46%) Project Management
4 20 (12.05%) Continuous Improvement
5 19 (11.45%) Data Analysis
6 15 (9.04%) Business Intelligence
6 15 (9.04%) Service Delivery
6 15 (9.04%) Wireframes
7 13 (7.83%) Software Engineering
8 12 (7.23%) Analytics
8 12 (7.23%) Risk Management
8 12 (7.23%) Validation
9 11 (6.63%) ITIL
10 10 (6.02%) Change Management
10 10 (6.02%) Migration
10 10 (6.02%) Programme Management
10 10 (6.02%) Six Sigma
10 10 (6.02%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (5.42%) Data Modelling
11 9 (5.42%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (27.71%) SQL
2 19 (11.45%) JavaScript
3 18 (10.84%) Java
4 6 (3.61%) C#
5 5 (3.01%) Python
6 4 (2.41%) R
6 4 (2.41%) VB
7 3 (1.81%) MapBasic
8 2 (1.20%) C
8 2 (1.20%) C++
8 2 (1.20%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.60%) ANSI C
9 1 (0.60%) Erlang
9 1 (0.60%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.60%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.60%) Perl
9 1 (0.60%) Scala
9 1 (0.60%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 24 (14.46%) Degree
2 10 (6.02%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.82%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.20%) APMP
4 2 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.60%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.60%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.83%) QA
2 12 (7.23%) SLA
3 4 (2.41%) P3O
4 2 (1.20%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.60%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 25 (15.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (13.86%) Hyper-V
2 23 (13.86%) NFS
2 23 (13.86%) SRDF
3 22 (13.25%) KVM
3 22 (13.25%) Xen
4 17 (10.24%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (2.41%) Active Directory
5 4 (2.41%) Docker
6 1 (0.60%) Cygwin
6 1 (0.60%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 4 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (1.20%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 26 (15.66%) Oracle
2 25 (15.06%) VMware
3 23 (13.86%) Cisco
3 23 (13.86%) EMC
3 23 (13.86%) Intel
3 23 (13.86%) NetApp
4 17 (10.24%) IBM
5 16 (9.64%) DataSynapse
5 16 (9.64%) Microsoft
5 16 (9.64%) Sybase
5 16 (9.64%) TIBCO
6 7 (4.22%) Adobe
6 7 (4.22%) Google
7 4 (2.41%) Actix
8 3 (1.81%) Anite
8 3 (1.81%) AppDynamics
8 3 (1.81%) Ericsson
8 3 (1.81%) Mapinfo
8 3 (1.81%) SAP
9 2 (1.20%) Nokia
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