The table below looks at the statistics 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 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Benchmarking
Rank 490 478 480
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +2
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 98 80 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.17% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.23% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 50 52
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£398 £475 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.31% +31.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £450 £250
% change year-on-year
-50.00% +79.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 6
Average hourly rate £34.00 - £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.52 - £21.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.96 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 - £35.00
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
38886 35393 38358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.51% 74.47% 72.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 24707 22275 22626
Average daily rate £413 £402 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.61% +0.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1095 1010 1412
Average hourly rate £23.50 £28.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.54% -9.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 September 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 September 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 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
London +3 57 £475 -20.83% 9
South West -23 12 £160 +25.49%
South East -12 9 £338 -28.94% 3
West Midlands -12 6 - -
Yorkshire - 6 £213 - 2
East of England -27 4 £443 -38.96% 3
East Midlands +8 2 - -
North West -8 2 - - 3
Benchmarking
UK

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 67 (32.84%) Finance
2 62 (30.39%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (20.59%) SQL
4 40 (19.61%) Analytics
5 33 (16.18%) Project Management
6 31 (15.20%) NHS
7 30 (14.71%) SQL Server
8 28 (13.73%) Data Analysis
8 28 (13.73%) Degree
9 26 (12.75%) Retail
10 25 (12.25%) SEO
11 24 (11.76%) MS Excel
11 24 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
12 21 (10.29%) Management Information System
12 21 (10.29%) Performance Management
13 20 (9.80%) User Experience
14 18 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
14 18 (8.82%) Oracle
14 18 (8.82%) Linux
15 17 (8.33%) XML
15 17 (8.33%) HTML
15 17 (8.33%) Marketing
16 16 (7.84%) Change Management
16 16 (7.84%) Microsoft
16 16 (7.84%) Performance Tuning
17 15 (7.35%) SLA
17 15 (7.35%) Cisco
17 15 (7.35%) E-Commerce
17 15 (7.35%) JavaScript
17 15 (7.35%) Legal

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 12 (5.88%) SharePoint
1 12 (5.88%) CMS
2 10 (4.90%) SAS
3 7 (3.43%) Oracle Coherence
4 6 (2.94%) Apache Solr
5 4 (1.96%) Apache
6 3 (1.47%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.47%) IIS
6 3 (1.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 3 (1.47%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.49%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.49%) Drupal
Applications
1 24 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 14 (6.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 13 (6.37%) MS Office
4 4 (1.96%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.47%) SPSS
5 3 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.49%) Stata
Business Applications
1 7 (3.43%) Google Analytics
2 6 (2.94%) Fredhopper
3 3 (1.47%) RMDS
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.49%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.49%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.37%) LAN
2 12 (5.88%) WAN
3 8 (3.92%) SAN
3 8 (3.92%) NAS
3 8 (3.92%) FCoE
3 8 (3.92%) Fibre Channel
3 8 (3.92%) Multicast
4 6 (2.94%) Internet
5 3 (1.47%) Intranet
5 3 (1.47%) HTTP
5 3 (1.47%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.49%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.49%) VPN
6 1 (0.49%) WLAN
6 1 (0.49%) MPLS
6 1 (0.49%) Firewall
6 1 (0.49%) IPsec
6 1 (0.49%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.49%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.86%) MS Access
2 14 (6.86%) MySQL
3 11 (5.39%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (3.92%) Hadoop
4 8 (3.92%) HBase
5 7 (3.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (2.94%) Big Data
7 5 (2.45%) Couchbase
7 5 (2.45%) Sqoop
7 5 (2.45%) Riak
7 5 (2.45%) Mahout
7 5 (2.45%) NoSQL
7 5 (2.45%) Oracle Exadata
7 5 (2.45%) Apache Hive
7 5 (2.45%) MongoDB
7 5 (2.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (2.45%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (2.45%) HCatalog
8 4 (1.96%) DB2
Development Applications
1 11 (5.39%) Subversion
1 11 (5.39%) JSUnit
1 11 (5.39%) Git (software)
1 11 (5.39%) PHPUnit
2 5 (2.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (1.47%) LoadRunner
4 2 (0.98%) JMeter
4 2 (0.98%) Xcode
5 1 (0.49%) NUnit
5 1 (0.49%) Introscope
5 1 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.49%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.49%) JUnit
5 1 (0.49%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.49%) Cucumber
General
1 67 (32.84%) Finance
2 26 (12.75%) Retail
3 17 (8.33%) Marketing
4 15 (7.35%) Legal
5 13 (6.37%) Banking
6 8 (3.92%) Manufacturing
7 7 (3.43%) Telecoms
8 5 (2.45%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.96%) Law
10 2 (0.98%) German Language
10 2 (0.98%) Automotive
11 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.49%) Back Office
11 1 (0.49%) Electronics
11 1 (0.49%) Advertising
11 1 (0.49%) Publishing
11 1 (0.49%) Local Government
11 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 65 (31.86%) Analyst
2 22 (10.78%) Consultant
3 18 (8.82%) Developer
3 18 (8.82%) Information Analyst
4 17 (8.33%) Architect
5 11 (5.39%) Web Developer
6 9 (4.41%) Data Analyst
6 9 (4.41%) MI Analyst
6 9 (4.41%) Designer
7 8 (3.92%) User Experience Designer
8 7 (3.43%) PMO Analyst
8 7 (3.43%) Performance Manager
8 7 (3.43%) Business Analyst
8 7 (3.43%) Fraud Analyst
9 6 (2.94%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (2.94%) Business Consultant
9 6 (2.94%) Marketing Executive
9 6 (2.94%) Digital Marketing Executive
10 5 (2.45%) Content Editor
10 5 (2.45%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.33%) HTML
1 17 (8.33%) XML
2 11 (5.39%) CSS
2 11 (5.39%) Ajax
2 11 (5.39%) HTML5
2 11 (5.39%) CSS3
2 11 (5.39%) AngularJS
2 11 (5.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (1.47%) Rendezvous
3 3 (1.47%) Middleware
3 3 (1.47%) .NET
3 3 (1.47%) XSLT
4 2 (0.98%) JSON
4 2 (0.98%) iOS SDK
4 2 (0.98%) REST
4 2 (0.98%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (0.98%) UIKit
4 2 (0.98%) Web Services
5 1 (0.49%) Cascading
5 1 (0.49%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 62 (30.39%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (15.20%) NHS
3 21 (10.29%) Management Information System
4 20 (9.80%) User Experience
5 14 (6.86%) Copywriting
6 13 (6.37%) iPad
6 13 (6.37%) Statistics
7 11 (5.39%) Taxonomies
7 11 (5.39%) Visualisation
8 10 (4.90%) Social Media
9 8 (3.92%) Mainframe
10 5 (2.45%) Informatics
10 5 (2.45%) Computer Science
11 4 (1.96%) Smartcard
11 4 (1.96%) Mobile App
12 3 (1.47%) Health Informatics
12 3 (1.47%) New Media
12 3 (1.47%) Video on Demand
12 3 (1.47%) Freedom of Information
13 2 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 18 (8.82%) Linux
2 13 (6.37%) Windows
3 8 (3.92%) Solaris
4 2 (0.98%) Android
4 2 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (0.98%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.98%) UNIX
5 1 (0.49%) Tizen
5 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.49%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (19.61%) Analytics
2 33 (16.18%) Project Management
3 28 (13.73%) Data Analysis
4 25 (12.25%) SEO
5 24 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
6 21 (10.29%) Performance Management
7 18 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (7.84%) Change Management
8 16 (7.84%) Performance Tuning
9 15 (7.35%) E-Commerce
9 15 (7.35%) Content Management
10 14 (6.86%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (6.86%) Coaching
11 13 (6.37%) Service Delivery
11 13 (6.37%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (5.88%) B2C
12 12 (5.88%) OO
12 12 (5.88%) Project Planning
12 12 (5.88%) Unit Testing
13 11 (5.39%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 42 (20.59%) SQL
2 15 (7.35%) JavaScript
3 12 (5.88%) PHP
4 11 (5.39%) VBA
5 9 (4.41%) Java
6 5 (2.45%) C
7 4 (1.96%) C#
8 3 (1.47%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.49%) C++
9 1 (0.49%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.49%) Scala
9 1 (0.49%) R
Qualifications
1 28 (13.73%) Degree
2 6 (2.94%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.47%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.98%) Postgraduate
4 2 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (0.98%) PMP
4 2 (0.98%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.49%) CIMA
5 1 (0.49%) MCITP
5 1 (0.49%) CISSP
5 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.35%) SLA
2 6 (2.94%) QA
3 2 (0.98%) WCAG
3 2 (0.98%) WAI
4 1 (0.49%) COBIT
4 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.49%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.49%) P3O
System Software
1 8 (3.92%) NFS
1 8 (3.92%) Oracle RAC
1 8 (3.92%) SRDF
2 5 (2.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 5 (2.45%) Apache Flume
2 5 (2.45%) HDFS
3 4 (1.96%) Xen
4 3 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.47%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.47%) KVM
5 1 (0.49%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 5 (2.45%) Ambari
1 5 (2.45%) Oozie
2 1 (0.49%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 18 (8.82%) Oracle
2 16 (7.84%) Microsoft
3 15 (7.35%) Cisco
4 12 (5.88%) Intel
5 11 (5.39%) Endeca
6 8 (3.92%) EMC
6 8 (3.92%) NetApp
6 8 (3.92%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (3.43%) Sybase
7 7 (3.43%) Google
7 7 (3.43%) TSYS
8 6 (2.94%) Eloqua
8 6 (2.94%) SAP
8 6 (2.94%) Marketo
8 6 (2.94%) Pardot
9 5 (2.45%) Business Objects
9 5 (2.45%) Hortonworks
9 5 (2.45%) Netezza
9 5 (2.45%) Teradata
10 4 (1.96%) MapR
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