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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Benchmarking
Rank 492 547 515
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -32
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 123 96 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.25% 0.18% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.23% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 43 55
Median daily rate £425 £425 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £170 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £512 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £403 £213
% change year-on-year
-1.86% +89.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 8
Median hourly rate £22.00 £16.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -52.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.22 £16.00 £16.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.05 £23.73 £63.96
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.59 £25.66 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-11.96% -32.11%
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
41492 42194 40271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.40% 81.13% 77.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 27669 28069 25578
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 £595 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1048 1167 1122
Median hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% +36.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 +3 52 £475 +11.76% 7
South East +38 29 £410 -0.60% 4
North West +20 11 £325 -31.57% 1
East of England +7 9 £230 - 2
Yorkshire +3 8 £500 -2.24% 1
West Midlands -22 8 £395 -1.25% 2
North East - 4 £440 -
East Midlands -6 3 £500 - 1
Benchmarking
UK

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 77 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (31.80%) SQL
3 67 (30.88%) Finance
4 53 (24.42%) Linux
5 48 (22.12%) Degree
5 48 (22.12%) Analytical Skills
6 47 (21.66%) Analytics
7 43 (19.82%) Java
8 41 (18.89%) Performance Tuning
9 40 (18.43%) User Experience
10 39 (17.97%) Oracle
10 39 (17.97%) Windows
11 37 (17.05%) SQL Server
12 34 (15.67%) LAN
12 34 (15.67%) WAN
12 34 (15.67%) VMware
13 33 (15.21%) VMware Infrastructure
14 31 (14.29%) Cisco
15 30 (13.82%) Project Management
15 30 (13.82%) Solaris
15 30 (13.82%) Banking
16 29 (13.36%) Middleware
17 28 (12.90%) MS Excel
17 28 (12.90%) Hadoop
18 27 (12.44%) HBase
18 27 (12.44%) Apache
19 26 (11.98%) SAN
19 26 (11.98%) NAS
20 25 (11.52%) Hyper-V
21 24 (11.06%) iSCSI

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 27 (12.44%) Apache
2 20 (9.22%) Tomcat
3 18 (8.29%) IIS
4 16 (7.37%) Apache Spark
5 15 (6.91%) Oracle Coherence
5 15 (6.91%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 15 (6.91%) WebSphere
6 8 (3.69%) SharePoint
7 7 (3.23%) Apache Pig
7 7 (3.23%) Apache Solr
8 6 (2.76%) WebLogic
9 5 (2.30%) Cloud Foundry
9 5 (2.30%) GemFire
10 3 (1.38%) SAS
11 2 (0.92%) CMS
11 2 (0.92%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.46%) Apache Qpid
12 1 (0.46%) Confluence
12 1 (0.46%) nginx
Applications
1 28 (12.90%) MS Excel
2 17 (7.83%) OmniGraffle
3 15 (6.91%) MS Office
3 15 (6.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (4.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 7 (3.23%) MS Visio
6 6 (2.76%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.92%) MS Project
7 2 (0.92%) SPSS
8 1 (0.46%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.46%) RMDS
1 1 (0.46%) Sprinklr
1 1 (0.46%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.61%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (4.61%) Google Analytics
2 8 (3.69%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (3.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.76%) GitHub
3 6 (2.76%) PaaS
4 4 (1.84%) Office 365
5 2 (0.92%) SaaS
6 1 (0.46%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.46%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (15.67%) LAN
1 34 (15.67%) WAN
2 26 (11.98%) NAS
2 26 (11.98%) SAN
3 24 (11.06%) FCoE
3 24 (11.06%) Fibre Channel
3 24 (11.06%) iSCSI
3 24 (11.06%) Multicast
4 17 (7.83%) HTTP
5 9 (4.15%) Internet
6 7 (3.23%) Firewall
6 7 (3.23%) Kerberos
7 4 (1.84%) LDAP
8 2 (0.92%) GSM
8 2 (0.92%) Intranet
8 2 (0.92%) LTE
8 2 (0.92%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.92%) UMTS
8 2 (0.92%) XCAP
9 1 (0.46%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (17.05%) SQL Server
2 28 (12.90%) Hadoop
3 27 (12.44%) HBase
4 18 (8.29%) Big Data
5 15 (6.91%) MySQL
6 13 (5.99%) Apache Hive
6 13 (5.99%) OLTP
7 11 (5.07%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (5.07%) NoSQL
7 11 (5.07%) Relational Database
8 7 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (3.23%) Apache Zeppelin
8 7 (3.23%) Oracle Exadata
8 7 (3.23%) Sqoop
9 5 (2.30%) MS Access
9 5 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.92%) DB2
10 2 (0.92%) OLAP
10 2 (0.92%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 19 (8.76%) Axure RP
2 16 (7.37%) Git (software)
3 13 (5.99%) Jenkins
4 7 (3.23%) Cucumber
4 7 (3.23%) Gradle
4 7 (3.23%) JUnit
4 7 (3.23%) Selenium
5 5 (2.30%) Eclipse
6 4 (1.84%) SoapUI
7 3 (1.38%) JIRA
8 2 (0.92%) Maven
8 2 (0.92%) PHPUnit
8 2 (0.92%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.46%) JMeter
9 1 (0.46%) JSUnit
9 1 (0.46%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.46%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.46%) Subversion
9 1 (0.46%) WebDriver
General
1 67 (30.88%) Finance
2 30 (13.82%) Banking
3 11 (5.07%) Marketing
4 10 (4.61%) Retail
5 7 (3.23%) Legal
5 7 (3.23%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.76%) Local Government
7 5 (2.30%) Advertising
8 4 (1.84%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.84%) Publishing
9 3 (1.38%) Back Office
9 3 (1.38%) Law
10 2 (0.92%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.92%) Games
11 1 (0.46%) Automotive
11 1 (0.46%) Billing
11 1 (0.46%) Front Office
11 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.46%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (20.74%) Analyst
2 38 (17.51%) Architect
3 30 (13.82%) Infrastructure Architect
4 20 (9.22%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 20 (9.22%) Solutions Architect
5 19 (8.76%) Designer
6 18 (8.29%) UX Designer
7 15 (6.91%) Business Analyst
8 10 (4.61%) Developer
9 8 (3.69%) Project Manager
9 8 (3.69%) Software Engineer
9 8 (3.69%) User Researcher
10 7 (3.23%) Administrator
10 7 (3.23%) Lead Architect
10 7 (3.23%) Service Manager
11 6 (2.76%) Data Administrator
11 6 (2.76%) IT Manager
12 5 (2.30%) Java Developer
12 5 (2.30%) Lead Developer
12 5 (2.30%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (13.36%) Middleware
2 21 (9.68%) XML
3 16 (7.37%) HTML
4 15 (6.91%) Rendezvous
5 14 (6.45%) XSLT
6 12 (5.53%) Kafka
7 9 (4.15%) Spring
8 7 (3.23%) Apache Tez
8 7 (3.23%) J2EE
8 7 (3.23%) JSON
8 7 (3.23%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 7 (3.23%) SAML
9 6 (2.76%) Node.js
10 5 (2.30%) jQuery
10 5 (2.30%) React
10 5 (2.30%) REST
10 5 (2.30%) Spark Streaming
10 5 (2.30%) Spring Boot
10 5 (2.30%) Spring Integration
10 5 (2.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 48 (22.12%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (18.43%) User Experience
3 23 (10.60%) Management Information System
4 17 (7.83%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (7.37%) Statistics
6 12 (5.53%) Algorithms
7 10 (4.61%) Psychology
8 8 (3.69%) Taxonomies
9 7 (3.23%) Computer Science
9 7 (3.23%) Copywriting
9 7 (3.23%) Data Centre
9 7 (3.23%) Grid Computing
9 7 (3.23%) NHS
10 6 (2.76%) Mobile Payment
10 6 (2.76%) PKI
11 5 (2.30%) Mobile Banking
11 5 (2.30%) Virtual Team
12 4 (1.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 3 (1.38%) Clustering
13 3 (1.38%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 53 (24.42%) Linux
2 39 (17.97%) Windows
3 30 (13.82%) Solaris
4 21 (9.68%) Unix
5 6 (2.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (2.30%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.84%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.92%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (0.92%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.46%) AIX
9 1 (0.46%) CentOS
9 1 (0.46%) SUSE
9 1 (0.46%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.46%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (21.66%) Analytics
3 41 (18.89%) Performance Tuning
4 30 (13.82%) Project Management
5 23 (10.60%) Wireframes
6 22 (10.14%) Business Intelligence
6 22 (10.14%) Continuous Improvement
7 19 (8.76%) Data Analysis
7 19 (8.76%) Usability Testing
8 18 (8.29%) Scrum
9 17 (7.83%) High Availability
10 16 (7.37%) Service Delivery
10 16 (7.37%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (6.91%) Business Analysis
11 15 (6.91%) MapReduce
11 15 (6.91%) PRINCE2
11 15 (6.91%) Software Engineering
11 15 (6.91%) Web Analytics
12 14 (6.45%) ITIL
12 14 (6.45%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 69 (31.80%) SQL
2 43 (19.82%) Java
3 20 (9.22%) JavaScript
4 10 (4.61%) C
4 10 (4.61%) C++
5 9 (4.15%) Python
6 7 (3.23%) R
7 5 (2.30%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.84%) C#
8 4 (1.84%) VB
9 3 (1.38%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.38%) Scala
10 2 (0.92%) MapBasic
10 2 (0.92%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.46%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.46%) PHP
11 1 (0.46%) SPARQL
11 1 (0.46%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.46%) VBA
Qualifications
1 48 (22.12%) Degree
2 14 (6.45%) Security Cleared
3 10 (4.61%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.38%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.38%) PMI Certification
4 3 (1.38%) PMP
5 2 (0.92%) APMP
5 2 (0.92%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.92%) MCITP
5 2 (0.92%) MCSA
5 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.46%) CIPD
6 1 (0.46%) MBA
6 1 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (9.22%) QA
2 10 (4.61%) SLA
3 4 (1.84%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.84%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.38%) ISO 14001
4 3 (1.38%) P3O
5 1 (0.46%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.46%) COBIT
5 1 (0.46%) PMBOK
System Software
1 33 (15.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (11.52%) Hyper-V
3 24 (11.06%) KVM
3 24 (11.06%) NFS
3 24 (11.06%) SRDF
3 24 (11.06%) Xen
4 22 (10.14%) Oracle RAC
5 17 (7.83%) Active Directory
6 12 (5.53%) HDFS
7 10 (4.61%) Docker
8 9 (4.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 7 (3.23%) Apache Flume
10 6 (2.76%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.92%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.46%) Shibboleth
13 1 (0.46%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (5.07%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (3.23%) Ambari
2 7 (3.23%) Hadoop YARN
2 7 (3.23%) Oozie
3 6 (2.76%) OpenView
3 6 (2.76%) SCCM
3 6 (2.76%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.46%) Ansible
5 1 (0.46%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.46%) Puppet
5 1 (0.46%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 39 (17.97%) Oracle
2 34 (15.67%) VMware
3 31 (14.29%) Cisco
4 24 (11.06%) EMC
4 24 (11.06%) Intel
4 24 (11.06%) Microsoft
4 24 (11.06%) NetApp
5 22 (10.14%) IBM
6 15 (6.91%) DataSynapse
6 15 (6.91%) TIBCO
7 14 (6.45%) Sybase
8 11 (5.07%) Adobe
9 10 (4.61%) Google
10 7 (3.23%) Hortonworks
10 7 (3.23%) Red Hat
10 7 (3.23%) Teradata
11 6 (2.76%) BMC
11 6 (2.76%) Sun
12 4 (1.84%) Citrix
12 4 (1.84%) Genesys
Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Rate: £00000 - £1 per annum + Negotiable, Car, Pension, Life
Posted: 5 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £365 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £365 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Salt
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago