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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Benchmarking
Rank 505 484 459
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -25
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 83 76 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.16% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.21% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 56 63
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£448 £488 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.20% +39.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £583
UK excluding London average daily rate £253 £450 £251
% change year-on-year
-43.88% +79.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 1
Average hourly rate £37.80 £31.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.93% -17.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £31.00 -
% change year-on-year
+21.93% -
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
39268 35881 37304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.89% 74.60% 72.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 25483 22750 22122
Average daily rate £423 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.49% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1122 1030 1408
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.75 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £47.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +13 48 £500 -16.66% 9
South East -17 7 £300 -33.33% 3
West Midlands -18 6 - - 3
South West -30 6 £170 -53.67% 2
Yorkshire - 5 £133 - 7
North West -8 4 - - 1
East of England -24 4 £448 -36.07%
East Midlands +7 2 - - 3
North East - - - -
Benchmarking
UK

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 66 (33.85%) Finance
2 61 (31.28%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (21.03%) SQL
4 40 (20.51%) Analytics
5 32 (16.41%) Project Management
6 29 (14.87%) Degree
7 28 (14.36%) SQL Server
8 27 (13.85%) NHS
8 27 (13.85%) Data Analysis
9 26 (13.33%) Retail
10 24 (12.31%) Continuous Improvement
11 22 (11.28%) MS Excel
12 20 (10.26%) SEO
12 20 (10.26%) User Experience
13 19 (9.74%) Linux
14 18 (9.23%) Change Management
14 18 (9.23%) Management Information System
14 18 (9.23%) Performance Management
15 16 (8.21%) Performance Tuning
15 16 (8.21%) Marketing
15 16 (8.21%) Oracle
15 16 (8.21%) Microsoft
16 15 (7.69%) Cisco
16 15 (7.69%) E-Commerce
16 15 (7.69%) Content Management
17 14 (7.18%) Stakeholder Management
17 14 (7.18%) Legal
17 14 (7.18%) MS Access
17 14 (7.18%) Windows
17 14 (7.18%) SLA

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (6.15%) SharePoint
2 10 (5.13%) SAS
3 7 (3.59%) CMS
3 7 (3.59%) Oracle Coherence
4 6 (3.08%) Apache Solr
5 4 (2.05%) Apache
6 3 (1.54%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.54%) IIS
6 3 (1.54%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.54%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.51%) Drupal
Applications
1 22 (11.28%) MS Excel
2 12 (6.15%) MS PowerPoint
2 12 (6.15%) MS Office
3 4 (2.05%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.03%) SPSS
6 1 (0.51%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 7 (3.59%) Google Analytics
2 6 (3.08%) Fredhopper
3 3 (1.54%) RMDS
4 1 (0.51%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.51%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.67%) LAN
2 12 (6.15%) WAN
3 9 (4.62%) SAN
3 9 (4.62%) NAS
4 8 (4.10%) FCoE
4 8 (4.10%) Fibre Channel
4 8 (4.10%) Multicast
5 7 (3.59%) Internet
6 3 (1.54%) Intranet
6 3 (1.54%) HTTP
6 3 (1.54%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.51%) GSM
7 1 (0.51%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.51%) VPN
7 1 (0.51%) WLAN
7 1 (0.51%) MPLS
7 1 (0.51%) Firewall
7 1 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.51%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (14.36%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.18%) MS Access
3 9 (4.62%) MySQL
4 8 (4.10%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (4.10%) Hadoop
4 8 (4.10%) HBase
5 6 (3.08%) Big Data
6 5 (2.56%) Couchbase
6 5 (2.56%) Sqoop
6 5 (2.56%) HCatalog
6 5 (2.56%) Riak
6 5 (2.56%) Mahout
6 5 (2.56%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.56%) Oracle Exadata
6 5 (2.56%) Apache Hive
6 5 (2.56%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (2.05%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (3.08%) Subversion
1 6 (3.08%) PHPUnit
1 6 (3.08%) JSUnit
1 6 (3.08%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (2.05%) LoadRunner
4 3 (1.54%) JMeter
5 2 (1.03%) Xcode
6 1 (0.51%) NUnit
6 1 (0.51%) Introscope
6 1 (0.51%) JIRA
6 1 (0.51%) QADirector
6 1 (0.51%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.51%) Spock
6 1 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.51%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.51%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.51%) NeoLoad
6 1 (0.51%) JUnit
General
1 66 (33.85%) Finance
2 26 (13.33%) Retail
3 16 (8.21%) Marketing
4 14 (7.18%) Legal
5 13 (6.67%) Banking
6 9 (4.62%) Manufacturing
7 7 (3.59%) Telecoms
8 5 (2.56%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.54%) Automotive
9 3 (1.54%) Law
10 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.51%) Back Office
10 1 (0.51%) Electronics
10 1 (0.51%) Publishing
10 1 (0.51%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 63 (32.31%) Analyst
2 23 (11.79%) Consultant
3 16 (8.21%) Information Analyst
4 15 (7.69%) Architect
5 11 (5.64%) Developer
6 9 (4.62%) Data Analyst
6 9 (4.62%) Designer
7 8 (4.10%) UX Designer
7 8 (4.10%) MI Analyst
8 7 (3.59%) Performance Manager
8 7 (3.59%) Business Analyst
8 7 (3.59%) Fraud Analyst
8 7 (3.59%) PMO Analyst
9 6 (3.08%) Marketing Executive
9 6 (3.08%) Digital Marketing Executive
9 6 (3.08%) Web Developer
9 6 (3.08%) Performance Analyst
9 6 (3.08%) Business Consultant
10 5 (2.56%) Content Editor
10 5 (2.56%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.15%) HTML
1 12 (6.15%) XML
2 6 (3.08%) CSS
2 6 (3.08%) Ajax
2 6 (3.08%) HTML5
2 6 (3.08%) CSS3
2 6 (3.08%) AngularJS
2 6 (3.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 4 (2.05%) .NET
4 3 (1.54%) XSLT
4 3 (1.54%) Rendezvous
4 3 (1.54%) Middleware
4 3 (1.54%) Web Services
5 2 (1.03%) UIKit
5 2 (1.03%) iOS SDK
5 2 (1.03%) REST
5 2 (1.03%) JSON
5 2 (1.03%) SOAP
6 1 (0.51%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.51%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 61 (31.28%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (13.85%) NHS
3 20 (10.26%) User Experience
4 18 (9.23%) Management Information System
5 14 (7.18%) Copywriting
6 13 (6.67%) iPad
7 12 (6.15%) Statistics
8 11 (5.64%) Taxonomies
8 11 (5.64%) Visualisation
9 10 (5.13%) Social Media
10 8 (4.10%) Mainframe
11 5 (2.56%) Informatics
11 5 (2.56%) Computer Science
12 4 (2.05%) Smartcard
12 4 (2.05%) New Media
12 4 (2.05%) Mobile App
12 4 (2.05%) Video on Demand
13 3 (1.54%) Health Informatics
13 3 (1.54%) Algorithms
13 3 (1.54%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 19 (9.74%) Linux
2 14 (7.18%) Windows
3 8 (4.10%) Solaris
4 4 (2.05%) UNIX
5 2 (1.03%) Android
5 2 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.03%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.51%) Tizen
6 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.51%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (20.51%) Analytics
2 32 (16.41%) Project Management
3 27 (13.85%) Data Analysis
4 24 (12.31%) Continuous Improvement
5 20 (10.26%) SEO
6 18 (9.23%) Change Management
6 18 (9.23%) Performance Management
7 16 (8.21%) Performance Tuning
8 15 (7.69%) E-Commerce
8 15 (7.69%) Content Management
9 14 (7.18%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (7.18%) Coaching
10 12 (6.15%) Validation
10 12 (6.15%) ITIL
10 12 (6.15%) B2C
10 12 (6.15%) Project Planning
11 11 (5.64%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (5.64%) Service Management
11 11 (5.64%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (5.64%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 41 (21.03%) SQL
2 10 (5.13%) Java
2 10 (5.13%) JavaScript
3 9 (4.62%) VBA
4 7 (3.59%) PHP
5 4 (2.05%) C
5 4 (2.05%) C#
6 2 (1.03%) C++
6 2 (1.03%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.03%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.51%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.51%) Scala
7 1 (0.51%) R
7 1 (0.51%) Python
7 1 (0.51%) VB
7 1 (0.51%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.51%) Perl
Qualifications
1 29 (14.87%) Degree
2 4 (2.05%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.54%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.03%) Postgraduate
4 2 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.51%) PMP
5 1 (0.51%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.51%) CIMA
5 1 (0.51%) MCITP
5 1 (0.51%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.51%) CCNA
5 1 (0.51%) ISEB
5 1 (0.51%) CISSP
5 1 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.18%) SLA
2 8 (4.10%) QA
3 2 (1.03%) WCAG
3 2 (1.03%) WAI
4 1 (0.51%) COBIT
4 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.51%) P3O
System Software
1 8 (4.10%) NFS
1 8 (4.10%) Oracle RAC
1 8 (4.10%) SRDF
2 5 (2.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 5 (2.56%) Apache Flume
2 5 (2.56%) HDFS
3 4 (2.05%) KVM
3 4 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.05%) Xen
4 3 (1.54%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (2.56%) Ambari
1 5 (2.56%) Oozie
2 1 (0.51%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (0.51%) OpenView
2 1 (0.51%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 16 (8.21%) Oracle
1 16 (8.21%) Microsoft
2 15 (7.69%) Cisco
3 12 (6.15%) Intel
4 11 (5.64%) Endeca
5 8 (4.10%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (4.10%) NetApp
5 8 (4.10%) EMC
6 7 (3.59%) Sybase
6 7 (3.59%) SAP
6 7 (3.59%) Google
6 7 (3.59%) TSYS
7 6 (3.08%) Eloqua
7 6 (3.08%) Marketo
7 6 (3.08%) Pardot
8 5 (2.56%) Hortonworks
8 5 (2.56%) Netezza
8 5 (2.56%) Teradata
9 4 (2.05%) VMware
9 4 (2.05%) Business Objects
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