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 6 May 2015 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Benchmarking
Rank 499 477 483
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +6
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 80 85 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.17% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.23% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 49 33
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£378 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.62% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £270
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +38.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £37.50 £42.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.33% -11.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £37.50 £25.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.60 £141.50 £42.49
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £37.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year
-65.33% +18.11%
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
38770 36926 31244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.59% 75.37% 74.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 24670 23522 19100
Average daily rate £420 £405 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1135 1108 969
Average hourly rate £28.85 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.85% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.31 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 2015. 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 -12 37 £450 +12.50% 16
South East +1 23 £350 -12.50% 9
North West - 9 £350 - 3
South West +12 6 £425 +30.76% 4
East Midlands -12 2 £208 - 1
Yorkshire -18 2 - - 6
West Midlands -17 1 - -
Benchmarking
UK

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 58 (39.19%) Finance
2 31 (20.95%) SQL
3 28 (18.92%) Linux
4 24 (16.22%) Oracle
5 22 (14.86%) SQL Server
6 21 (14.19%) Cisco
6 21 (14.19%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (13.51%) Banking
8 19 (12.84%) SAN
8 19 (12.84%) NAS
8 19 (12.84%) Performance Tuning
8 19 (12.84%) Analytical Skills
9 18 (12.16%) KVM
9 18 (12.16%) Windows
9 18 (12.16%) VMware
10 17 (11.49%) HTTP
10 17 (11.49%) VMware Infrastructure
11 16 (10.81%) Project Management
11 16 (10.81%) Business Analysis
12 15 (10.14%) Data Analysis
12 15 (10.14%) Intel
12 15 (10.14%) WAN
12 15 (10.14%) LAN
13 14 (9.46%) ITIL
13 14 (9.46%) RTP
13 14 (9.46%) Stakeholder Management
13 14 (9.46%) Oracle RAC
14 13 (8.78%) Performance Management
14 13 (8.78%) FCoE
14 13 (8.78%) Fibre Channel

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 11 (7.43%) Oracle Coherence
2 9 (6.08%) WebSphere
2 9 (6.08%) IIS
2 9 (6.08%) Apache
2 9 (6.08%) Tomcat
2 9 (6.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 3 (2.03%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.03%) SAS
3 3 (2.03%) Lync
4 2 (1.35%) CMS
5 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.68%) Node.js
Applications
1 8 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.73%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.03%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.03%) MS Office
4 2 (1.35%) MS Project
4 2 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.68%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (3.38%) RMDS
2 2 (1.35%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.68%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle E-Business Tax
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.68%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (0.68%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 19 (12.84%) SAN
1 19 (12.84%) NAS
2 17 (11.49%) HTTP
3 15 (10.14%) LAN
3 15 (10.14%) WAN
4 14 (9.46%) RTP
5 13 (8.78%) FCoE
5 13 (8.78%) Fibre Channel
5 13 (8.78%) Multicast
6 12 (8.11%) iSCSI
7 8 (5.41%) TCP/IP
8 6 (4.05%) VoIP
8 6 (4.05%) MGCP
9 5 (3.38%) Megaco
10 4 (2.70%) Intranet
10 4 (2.70%) Internet
11 3 (2.03%) Cisco ICM
11 3 (2.03%) SIGTRAN
11 3 (2.03%) SS7
11 3 (2.03%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (14.86%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.08%) Hadoop
2 9 (6.08%) HBase
3 7 (4.73%) Oracle Exadata
4 6 (4.05%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (4.05%) Data Mining
5 5 (3.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (3.38%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.03%) SAP BW
6 3 (2.03%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.03%) DB2
7 2 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.35%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.35%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.35%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.35%) MarkLogic
7 2 (1.35%) Couchbase
7 2 (1.35%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 4 (2.70%) JIRA
1 4 (2.70%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.03%) Maven
2 3 (2.03%) Ant
2 3 (2.03%) JUnit
3 2 (1.35%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.35%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.68%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.68%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.68%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.68%) Selenium
4 1 (0.68%) Grunt
4 1 (0.68%) PhantomJS
4 1 (0.68%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (0.68%) CasperJS
General
1 58 (39.19%) Finance
2 20 (13.51%) Banking
3 11 (7.43%) Telecoms
4 9 (6.08%) Legal
5 5 (3.38%) Retail
5 5 (3.38%) Local Government
5 5 (3.38%) Marketing
6 4 (2.70%) Multimedia
6 4 (2.70%) Billing
6 4 (2.70%) Investment Banking
7 3 (2.03%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.35%) German Language
8 2 (1.35%) Automotive
9 1 (0.68%) Law
9 1 (0.68%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.68%) Publishing
9 1 (0.68%) Games
9 1 (0.68%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (28.38%) Analyst
2 14 (9.46%) Architect
3 13 (8.78%) Project Manager
3 13 (8.78%) Senior Analyst
3 13 (8.78%) Data Analyst
4 12 (8.11%) Business Analyst
5 11 (7.43%) Developer
6 8 (5.41%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (5.41%) Information Analyst
6 8 (5.41%) Infrastructure Architect
6 8 (5.41%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 6 (4.05%) Vendor Manager
7 6 (4.05%) MI Analyst
8 5 (3.38%) Design Engineer
8 5 (3.38%) Business Data Analyst
8 5 (3.38%) Senior Information Analyst
8 5 (3.38%) Virtualisation Engineer
9 4 (2.70%) DBA
9 4 (2.70%) Service Manager
9 4 (2.70%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.76%) Middleware
1 10 (6.76%) HTML
2 9 (6.08%) Rendezvous
2 9 (6.08%) XML
2 9 (6.08%) XSLT
3 5 (3.38%) Ultra Messaging
4 3 (2.03%) .NET
5 2 (1.35%) Entity Framework
5 2 (1.35%) XMPP
6 1 (0.68%) JSON
6 1 (0.68%) OpenVG
6 1 (0.68%) Flash
6 1 (0.68%) OpenGL
6 1 (0.68%) CSS
6 1 (0.68%) REST
6 1 (0.68%) OpenCL
6 1 (0.68%) Renderscript
6 1 (0.68%) Sass
6 1 (0.68%) OpenGL ES
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.84%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (8.78%) NHS
3 12 (8.11%) Management Information System
4 8 (5.41%) Device Driver
5 5 (3.38%) Statistics
6 4 (2.70%) Freedom of Information
6 4 (2.70%) User Experience
7 3 (2.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (2.03%) Performance Metrics
7 3 (2.03%) Visualisation
7 3 (2.03%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.03%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.35%) Copywriting
8 2 (1.35%) Economics
8 2 (1.35%) IPTV
8 2 (1.35%) Online Banking
8 2 (1.35%) Open Source
8 2 (1.35%) Social Media
8 2 (1.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 28 (18.92%) Linux
2 18 (12.16%) Windows
3 13 (8.78%) Solaris
4 8 (5.41%) FreeBSD
5 6 (4.05%) UNIX
6 1 (0.68%) Android
6 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (14.19%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (12.84%) Performance Tuning
3 16 (10.81%) Project Management
3 16 (10.81%) Business Analysis
4 15 (10.14%) Data Analysis
5 14 (9.46%) ITIL
5 14 (9.46%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (8.78%) CRM
6 13 (8.78%) Performance Management
6 13 (8.78%) Continuous Improvement
7 12 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (8.11%) Migration
8 10 (6.76%) Change Management
8 10 (6.76%) Analytics
9 9 (6.08%) Risk Management
9 9 (6.08%) PRINCE2
10 8 (5.41%) GAP Analysis
10 8 (5.41%) Multithreading
10 8 (5.41%) Requirements Analysis
10 8 (5.41%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 31 (20.95%) SQL
2 11 (7.43%) Java
3 10 (6.76%) JavaScript
4 8 (5.41%) C
5 6 (4.05%) Perl
5 6 (4.05%) Python
6 4 (2.70%) VBA
7 3 (2.03%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.68%) VB
8 1 (0.68%) C#
8 1 (0.68%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (7.43%) Degree
2 10 (6.76%) Security Cleared
3 8 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (4.73%) PMP
4 7 (4.73%) PMI Certification
5 6 (4.05%) CCNA
6 5 (3.38%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.41%) SLA
2 5 (3.38%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.03%) COBIT
4 2 (1.35%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.68%) QA
5 1 (0.68%) P3O
System Software
1 18 (12.16%) KVM
2 17 (11.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (9.46%) Oracle RAC
4 13 (8.78%) NFS
5 12 (8.11%) Xen
5 12 (8.11%) Hyper-V
6 11 (7.43%) SRDF
7 6 (4.05%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (3.38%) vSphere
9 4 (2.70%) Active Directory
10 2 (1.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (1.35%) Apache Flume
10 2 (1.35%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (3.38%) Data Guard
2 4 (2.70%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (2.70%) Oracle Flashback
3 3 (2.03%) Puppet
4 2 (1.35%) Ambari
4 2 (1.35%) Oozie
5 1 (0.68%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 24 (16.22%) Oracle
2 21 (14.19%) Cisco
3 18 (12.16%) VMware
4 15 (10.14%) Intel
5 13 (8.78%) NetApp
5 13 (8.78%) EMC
6 12 (8.11%) Sybase
7 11 (7.43%) Microsoft
8 9 (6.08%) IBM
8 9 (6.08%) TIBCO
8 9 (6.08%) DataSynapse
9 5 (3.38%) SAP
10 4 (2.70%) Cognos
11 3 (2.03%) Verint
12 2 (1.35%) MapR
12 2 (1.35%) Netezza
12 2 (1.35%) Hortonworks
12 2 (1.35%) Teradata
12 2 (1.35%) Business Objects
12 2 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
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