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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Benchmarking
Rank 468 476 477
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +1
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 107 84 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.23% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 53 54
Average daily rate
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£350 £575 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.13% +64.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £307 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £228 £450 £230
% change year-on-year
-49.44% +95.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 5
Average hourly rate £28.50 - £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.21 - £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.24 - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.35 - £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
37564 35968 38529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.68% 73.76% 71.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 23690 22532 22798
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1063 991 1384
Average hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -6 50 £415 -30.83% 11
South West -14 18 £188 +47.05%
South East -20 11 £338 -25.00% 2
Yorkshire - 8 £213 - 7
North West -1 7 £241 -46.38% 2
West Midlands +2 6 £208 -31.96% 1
East of England -20 4 £443 -38.96% 1
East Midlands +4 3 - - 2
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UK

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (34.36%) Finance
2 38 (19.49%) SQL
3 37 (18.97%) Project Management
4 36 (18.46%) Analytics
5 30 (15.38%) NHS
6 29 (14.87%) Data Analysis
7 27 (13.85%) SQL Server
8 26 (13.33%) Retail
8 26 (13.33%) Degree
8 26 (13.33%) SEO
8 26 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
9 24 (12.31%) MS Excel
10 21 (10.77%) Management Information System
11 20 (10.26%) Performance Management
12 18 (9.23%) HTML
13 17 (8.72%) Marketing
13 17 (8.72%) Microsoft
14 16 (8.21%) XML
14 16 (8.21%) Change Management
14 16 (8.21%) Legal
15 15 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
15 15 (7.69%) JavaScript
15 15 (7.69%) E-Commerce
15 15 (7.69%) Unit Testing
16 14 (7.18%) Copywriting
16 14 (7.18%) MS Access
16 14 (7.18%) SLA
16 14 (7.18%) Oracle
16 14 (7.18%) Statistics
16 14 (7.18%) Agile Software Development

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 13 (6.67%) CMS
2 11 (5.64%) SharePoint
3 10 (5.13%) SAS
4 6 (3.08%) Apache Solr
5 5 (2.56%) Oracle Coherence
6 4 (2.05%) Apache
7 3 (1.54%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.54%) IIS
7 3 (1.54%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 3 (1.54%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.51%) Drupal
Applications
1 24 (12.31%) MS Excel
2 12 (6.15%) MS Office
3 11 (5.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.05%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.54%) SPSS
5 3 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.51%) Stata
Business Applications
1 6 (3.08%) Google Analytics
1 6 (3.08%) Fredhopper
2 3 (1.54%) RMDS
3 2 (1.03%) Magento
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.51%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.62%) LAN
1 9 (4.62%) WAN
2 7 (3.59%) SAN
2 7 (3.59%) NAS
2 7 (3.59%) FCoE
2 7 (3.59%) Fibre Channel
2 7 (3.59%) Multicast
3 4 (2.05%) Intranet
3 4 (2.05%) HTTP
4 3 (1.54%) iSCSI
4 3 (1.54%) Internet
5 1 (0.51%) MPLS
5 1 (0.51%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (13.85%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.18%) MS Access
3 13 (6.67%) MySQL
4 9 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (4.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (3.08%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (2.56%) HBase
7 5 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (2.56%) Hadoop
8 4 (2.05%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.54%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.54%) Big Data
9 3 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.03%) MarkLogic
10 2 (1.03%) Couchbase
10 2 (1.03%) Sqoop
10 2 (1.03%) Riak
Development Applications
1 12 (6.15%) Subversion
1 12 (6.15%) JSUnit
1 12 (6.15%) Git (software)
1 12 (6.15%) PHPUnit
2 5 (2.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (1.54%) LoadRunner
4 2 (1.03%) JMeter
5 1 (0.51%) Xcode
5 1 (0.51%) NUnit
5 1 (0.51%) Introscope
5 1 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.51%) JUnit
5 1 (0.51%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.51%) Cucumber
General
1 67 (34.36%) Finance
2 26 (13.33%) Retail
3 17 (8.72%) Marketing
4 16 (8.21%) Legal
5 10 (5.13%) Banking
6 7 (3.59%) Manufacturing
7 6 (3.08%) Telecoms
8 4 (2.05%) Law
9 3 (1.54%) Investment Banking
10 2 (1.03%) German Language
10 2 (1.03%) Automotive
11 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.51%) Back Office
11 1 (0.51%) Electronics
11 1 (0.51%) Advertising
11 1 (0.51%) Publishing
11 1 (0.51%) Local Government
11 1 (0.51%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 69 (35.38%) Analyst
2 21 (10.77%) Consultant
3 20 (10.26%) Developer
4 18 (9.23%) Information Analyst
5 12 (6.15%) Web Developer
5 12 (6.15%) Architect
6 11 (5.64%) Data Analyst
7 9 (4.62%) MI Analyst
8 8 (4.10%) Business Analyst
8 8 (4.10%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (4.10%) User Experience Designer
8 8 (4.10%) Designer
9 7 (3.59%) Performance Manager
9 7 (3.59%) PMO Analyst
9 7 (3.59%) Fraud Analyst
10 6 (3.08%) Business Consultant
11 5 (2.56%) Performance Analyst
11 5 (2.56%) Content Editor
11 5 (2.56%) Project Manager
11 5 (2.56%) Marketing Executive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (9.23%) HTML
2 16 (8.21%) XML
3 12 (6.15%) CSS
3 12 (6.15%) Ajax
3 12 (6.15%) HTML5
3 12 (6.15%) CSS3
3 12 (6.15%) AngularJS
3 12 (6.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (1.54%) Rendezvous
4 3 (1.54%) Middleware
4 3 (1.54%) XSLT
5 2 (1.03%) .NET
5 2 (1.03%) Web Services
5 2 (1.03%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (1.03%) REST
6 1 (0.51%) UIKit
6 1 (0.51%) iOS SDK
6 1 (0.51%) JSON
6 1 (0.51%) Silverlight
6 1 (0.51%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (15.38%) NHS
2 21 (10.77%) Management Information System
3 14 (7.18%) Statistics
3 14 (7.18%) Copywriting
4 12 (6.15%) iPad
5 11 (5.64%) Taxonomies
6 9 (4.62%) Social Media
7 8 (4.10%) Mainframe
8 7 (3.59%) Visualisation
9 5 (2.56%) Informatics
10 4 (2.05%) Computer Science
10 4 (2.05%) Mobile App
11 3 (1.54%) Health Informatics
11 3 (1.54%) Freedom of Information
11 3 (1.54%) Smartcard
12 2 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (1.03%) Data Extraction
12 2 (1.03%) Data Integration
12 2 (1.03%) FMCG
12 2 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (6.67%) Linux
2 10 (5.13%) Windows
3 7 (3.59%) Solaris
4 2 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.51%) Tizen
5 1 (0.51%) zOS
5 1 (0.51%) Android
5 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (18.97%) Project Management
2 36 (18.46%) Analytics
3 29 (14.87%) Data Analysis
4 26 (13.33%) SEO
4 26 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 20 (10.26%) Performance Management
6 16 (8.21%) Change Management
7 15 (7.69%) E-Commerce
7 15 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (7.69%) Unit Testing
8 14 (7.18%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (7.18%) Content Management
9 13 (6.67%) OO
9 13 (6.67%) Service Delivery
10 12 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (6.15%) B2C
10 12 (6.15%) Project Planning
10 12 (6.15%) OO PHP
11 11 (5.64%) Performance Tuning
12 10 (5.13%) Customer Insight
Programming Languages
1 38 (19.49%) SQL
2 15 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 13 (6.67%) PHP
4 11 (5.64%) VBA
5 8 (4.10%) Java
6 5 (2.56%) C
7 3 (1.54%) C#
8 2 (1.03%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.51%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (13.33%) Degree
2 5 (2.56%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.54%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.03%) Postgraduate
4 2 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.03%) PMP
4 2 (1.03%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.51%) CIMA
5 1 (0.51%) MCITP
5 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.18%) SLA
2 6 (3.08%) QA
3 2 (1.03%) WCAG
3 2 (1.03%) WAI
4 1 (0.51%) P3O
System Software
1 7 (3.59%) NFS
1 7 (3.59%) SRDF
2 5 (2.56%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (2.05%) Xen
4 3 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.54%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.54%) KVM
5 2 (1.03%) HDFS
5 2 (1.03%) Varnish
5 2 (1.03%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (1.03%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 2 (1.03%) Ambari
1 2 (1.03%) Oozie
2 1 (0.51%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 17 (8.72%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.18%) Oracle
3 11 (5.64%) Cisco
3 11 (5.64%) Endeca
4 9 (4.62%) Intel
5 7 (3.59%) EMC
5 7 (3.59%) NetApp
5 7 (3.59%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (3.59%) TSYS
6 6 (3.08%) Google
6 6 (3.08%) SAP
7 5 (2.56%) Sybase
7 5 (2.56%) Business Objects
7 5 (2.56%) Eloqua
7 5 (2.56%) Marketo
7 5 (2.56%) Pardot
8 4 (2.05%) IBM
9 3 (1.54%) Informatica
9 3 (1.54%) 29West
9 3 (1.54%) DataSynapse
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