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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Benchmarking
Rank 526 471 443
Rank change year-on-year
-55 -28
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 63 88 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.19% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.25% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 58 53
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£438 £450 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £268 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £600 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Average hourly rate £33.15 £31.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.93% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.15 £31.00 -
% change year-on-year
+6.93% -
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
37611 35073 32579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.56% 74.26% 72.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 25023 22021 19511
Average daily rate £425 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £270 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1045 1075 1369
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +7 32 £450 -20.00% 10
South East -36 9 £475 +63.79% 4
North West -1 8 £338 - 1
West Midlands -16 5 £165 -63.33% 2
Yorkshire - 4 £400 - 1
East of England -18 2 £443 +96.66% 1
South West - - - - 2
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 1
Benchmarking
UK

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 47 (29.56%) Finance
2 42 (26.42%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (22.01%) SQL
4 31 (19.50%) Linux
5 27 (16.98%) Degree
6 25 (15.72%) Analytics
7 24 (15.09%) Windows
7 24 (15.09%) NHS
8 23 (14.47%) SAN
8 23 (14.47%) SQL Server
8 23 (14.47%) NAS
9 22 (13.84%) Cisco
10 20 (12.58%) VMware
10 20 (12.58%) Banking
10 20 (12.58%) VMware Infrastructure
10 20 (12.58%) Performance Tuning
11 19 (11.95%) KVM
11 19 (11.95%) LAN
12 18 (11.32%) WAN
12 18 (11.32%) Intel
12 18 (11.32%) User Experience
13 17 (10.69%) Oracle
14 16 (10.06%) Project Management
15 15 (9.43%) ITIL
16 14 (8.81%) Retail
16 14 (8.81%) Data Analysis
16 14 (8.81%) SLA
17 13 (8.18%) NFS
17 13 (8.18%) Solaris
17 13 (8.18%) EMC

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 10 (6.29%) Oracle Coherence
2 6 (3.77%) Apache Solr
3 5 (3.14%) WebSphere
3 5 (3.14%) IIS
3 5 (3.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 5 (3.14%) Apache
3 5 (3.14%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.52%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.26%) SAS
6 1 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 12 (7.55%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.29%) MS Office
3 8 (5.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.26%) SPSS
5 1 (0.63%) Simulink
5 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (3.77%) Fredhopper
1 6 (3.77%) Google Analytics
2 2 (1.26%) RMDS
3 1 (0.63%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (14.47%) SAN
1 23 (14.47%) NAS
2 19 (11.95%) LAN
3 18 (11.32%) WAN
4 13 (8.18%) Multicast
4 13 (8.18%) FCoE
4 13 (8.18%) Fibre Channel
5 9 (5.66%) iSCSI
5 9 (5.66%) Internet
6 5 (3.14%) HTTP
7 1 (0.63%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (0.63%) Network Security
7 1 (0.63%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.63%) MPLS
7 1 (0.63%) Intranet
7 1 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.63%) IPsec
7 1 (0.63%) Firewall
7 1 (0.63%) GSM
7 1 (0.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (14.47%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.29%) Hadoop
2 10 (6.29%) HBase
3 9 (5.66%) MS Access
4 7 (4.40%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (3.77%) NoSQL
5 6 (3.77%) Apache Hive
5 6 (3.77%) MongoDB
5 6 (3.77%) Riak
5 6 (3.77%) Mahout
5 6 (3.77%) Big Data
5 6 (3.77%) HCatalog
5 6 (3.77%) Sqoop
5 6 (3.77%) Oracle Exadata
5 6 (3.77%) Couchbase
5 6 (3.77%) DB2
6 5 (3.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (3.14%) MarkLogic
6 5 (3.14%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (2.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (2.52%) LoadRunner
2 2 (1.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (1.26%) JMeter
2 2 (1.26%) Xcode
2 2 (1.26%) JIRA
3 1 (0.63%) QADirector
3 1 (0.63%) Introscope
3 1 (0.63%) NeoLoad
3 1 (0.63%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 47 (29.56%) Finance
2 20 (12.58%) Banking
3 14 (8.81%) Retail
4 9 (5.66%) Investment Banking
5 7 (4.40%) Marketing
6 6 (3.77%) Telecoms
6 6 (3.77%) Manufacturing
7 5 (3.14%) Legal
8 4 (2.52%) Automotive
9 2 (1.26%) Law
10 1 (0.63%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.63%) Local Government
10 1 (0.63%) Billing
10 1 (0.63%) Publishing
10 1 (0.63%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 40 (25.16%) Analyst
2 21 (13.21%) Architect
3 18 (11.32%) Consultant
4 15 (9.43%) Information Analyst
5 9 (5.66%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 9 (5.66%) MI Analyst
6 8 (5.03%) Data Analyst
7 7 (4.40%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (3.77%) Digital Marketing Executive
8 6 (3.77%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (3.77%) Infrastructure Architect
8 6 (3.77%) Product Manager
8 6 (3.77%) Marketing Executive
9 5 (3.14%) Content Editor
9 5 (3.14%) Data Architect
9 5 (3.14%) Big Data Architect
9 5 (3.14%) Senior Information Analyst
9 5 (3.14%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
10 4 (2.52%) Applications Engineer
10 4 (2.52%) NHS Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.03%) XML
2 6 (3.77%) HTML
3 5 (3.14%) Rendezvous
3 5 (3.14%) Middleware
3 5 (3.14%) XSLT
4 3 (1.89%) JSON
5 2 (1.26%) UIKit
5 2 (1.26%) iOS SDK
5 2 (1.26%) REST
5 2 (1.26%) .NET
5 2 (1.26%) SOAP
5 2 (1.26%) Web Services
6 1 (0.63%) OpenGL
6 1 (0.63%) JMS
6 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.63%) OpenGL ES
6 1 (0.63%) OpenCL
6 1 (0.63%) Renderscript
6 1 (0.63%) Cascading
6 1 (0.63%) OpenVG
Miscellaneous
1 42 (26.42%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (15.09%) NHS
3 18 (11.32%) User Experience
4 13 (8.18%) iPad
5 12 (7.55%) Visualisation
5 12 (7.55%) Management Information System
6 11 (6.92%) Taxonomies
7 9 (5.66%) Copywriting
8 7 (4.40%) Social Media
9 5 (3.14%) Statistics
9 5 (3.14%) Open Source
10 4 (2.52%) Video on Demand
10 4 (2.52%) New Media
10 4 (2.52%) Smartcard
11 3 (1.89%) Computer Science
11 3 (1.89%) Algorithms
12 2 (1.26%) iPhone
12 2 (1.26%) Mobile App
12 2 (1.26%) Interactive TV
12 2 (1.26%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 31 (19.50%) Linux
2 24 (15.09%) Windows
3 13 (8.18%) Solaris
4 11 (6.92%) UNIX
5 3 (1.89%) Android
6 2 (1.26%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.63%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (15.72%) Analytics
2 20 (12.58%) Performance Tuning
3 16 (10.06%) Project Management
4 15 (9.43%) ITIL
5 14 (8.81%) Data Analysis
6 13 (8.18%) Performance Monitoring
7 12 (7.55%) Performance Testing
8 11 (6.92%) E-Commerce
8 11 (6.92%) B2C
9 10 (6.29%) Capacity Management
9 10 (6.29%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (6.29%) Configuration Management
10 9 (5.66%) Logistics
10 9 (5.66%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (5.03%) Service Management
11 8 (5.03%) Change Management
11 8 (5.03%) Content Management
12 7 (4.40%) SEO
12 7 (4.40%) Performance Management
13 6 (3.77%) Social Media Marketing
Programming Languages
1 35 (22.01%) SQL
2 10 (6.29%) Python
2 10 (6.29%) Java
2 10 (6.29%) Perl
3 5 (3.14%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.89%) C++
5 2 (1.26%) C#
5 2 (1.26%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.26%) VBA
5 2 (1.26%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.63%) VB
6 1 (0.63%) C
6 1 (0.63%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.63%) Scala
6 1 (0.63%) R
Qualifications
1 27 (16.98%) Degree
2 8 (5.03%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (5.03%) CCNA
3 5 (3.14%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.52%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.26%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.63%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.63%) ISEB
6 1 (0.63%) CISSP
6 1 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.63%) CIMA
6 1 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.81%) SLA
2 4 (2.52%) QA
3 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.63%) COBIT
3 1 (0.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (12.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (11.95%) KVM
3 13 (8.18%) NFS
4 11 (6.92%) SRDF
5 10 (6.29%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (6.29%) Oracle RAC
6 9 (5.66%) Xen
6 9 (5.66%) Hyper-V
7 6 (3.77%) vSphere
7 6 (3.77%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 6 (3.77%) Apache Flume
7 6 (3.77%) HDFS
8 2 (1.26%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (3.77%) Ambari
1 6 (3.77%) Oozie
2 1 (0.63%) OpenView
2 1 (0.63%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (0.63%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 22 (13.84%) Cisco
2 20 (12.58%) VMware
3 18 (11.32%) Intel
4 17 (10.69%) Oracle
5 13 (8.18%) EMC
5 13 (8.18%) NetApp
6 11 (6.92%) Endeca
7 9 (5.66%) Sybase
7 9 (5.66%) Microsoft
8 6 (3.77%) Hortonworks
8 6 (3.77%) Eloqua
8 6 (3.77%) Pardot
8 6 (3.77%) Marketo
8 6 (3.77%) SAP
8 6 (3.77%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (3.77%) Teradata
8 6 (3.77%) Google
8 6 (3.77%) Netezza
9 5 (3.14%) DataSynapse
9 5 (3.14%) TIBCO
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