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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Benchmarking
Rank 511 491 452
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -39
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 79 72 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.15% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.20% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 51 54
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £625 £596
UK excluding London average daily rate £230 £450 £253
% change year-on-year
-48.88% +78.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 1
Average hourly rate £33.15 £31.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.93% -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
39381 35768 36229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.87% 74.65% 72.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 25694 22646 21510
Average daily rate £423 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1118 1037 1346
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -1.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 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 24 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 24 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 -4 48 £500 -16.66% 25
West Midlands -16 8 £165 -63.33% 3
Yorkshire - 5 £133 - 7
North West -6 4 - - 2
East of England -14 4 £448 -36.07% 2
South East -24 4 £333 -26.11% 5
South West -34 3 £175 -52.31% 3
East Midlands +4 2 - - 3
North East - - - -
Benchmarking
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Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 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 67 (34.01%) Finance
2 62 (31.47%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (20.81%) SQL
4 40 (20.30%) Analytics
5 32 (16.24%) Degree
5 32 (16.24%) Project Management
6 27 (13.71%) SQL Server
6 27 (13.71%) Data Analysis
7 26 (13.20%) Retail
7 26 (13.20%) NHS
8 24 (12.18%) Continuous Improvement
9 22 (11.17%) Linux
10 21 (10.66%) MS Excel
11 20 (10.15%) User Experience
12 18 (9.14%) Performance Management
12 18 (9.14%) Change Management
12 18 (9.14%) SEO
12 18 (9.14%) Management Information System
13 17 (8.63%) Windows
14 16 (8.12%) Oracle
14 16 (8.12%) Microsoft
14 16 (8.12%) Marketing
14 16 (8.12%) Copywriting
14 16 (8.12%) Performance Tuning
15 15 (7.61%) Content Management
15 15 (7.61%) Banking
15 15 (7.61%) Cisco
15 15 (7.61%) ITIL
15 15 (7.61%) E-Commerce
16 14 (7.11%) SLA

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 (6.09%) SharePoint
2 10 (5.08%) SAS
3 7 (3.55%) Oracle Coherence
4 6 (3.05%) Apache Solr
5 5 (2.54%) CMS
6 4 (2.03%) Apache
7 3 (1.52%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.52%) IIS
7 3 (1.52%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.51%) Drupal
Applications
1 21 (10.66%) MS Excel
2 12 (6.09%) MS PowerPoint
2 12 (6.09%) MS Office
3 4 (2.03%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.02%) SPSS
6 1 (0.51%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 7 (3.55%) Google Analytics
2 6 (3.05%) Fredhopper
3 3 (1.52%) RMDS
4 1 (0.51%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.51%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.60%) LAN
2 12 (6.09%) SAN
2 12 (6.09%) WAN
2 12 (6.09%) NAS
3 8 (4.06%) FCoE
3 8 (4.06%) Fibre Channel
3 8 (4.06%) Multicast
4 7 (3.55%) Internet
5 3 (1.52%) HTTP
5 3 (1.52%) Intranet
5 3 (1.52%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.51%) GSM
6 1 (0.51%) WLAN
6 1 (0.51%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.51%) VPN
6 1 (0.51%) MPLS
6 1 (0.51%) Firewall
6 1 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.51%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (13.71%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.60%) MS Access
3 8 (4.06%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (4.06%) Hadoop
3 8 (4.06%) HBase
4 7 (3.55%) MySQL
5 6 (3.05%) Big Data
6 5 (2.54%) Couchbase
6 5 (2.54%) Sqoop
6 5 (2.54%) HCatalog
6 5 (2.54%) Riak
6 5 (2.54%) Mahout
6 5 (2.54%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.54%) Oracle Exadata
6 5 (2.54%) Apache Hive
6 5 (2.54%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.54%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (2.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (2.03%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (2.03%) LoadRunner
1 4 (2.03%) Subversion
1 4 (2.03%) PHPUnit
1 4 (2.03%) JSUnit
1 4 (2.03%) Git (software)
1 4 (2.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (1.52%) JMeter
3 2 (1.02%) Xcode
4 1 (0.51%) NUnit
4 1 (0.51%) Introscope
4 1 (0.51%) JIRA
4 1 (0.51%) QADirector
4 1 (0.51%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.51%) Spock
4 1 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.51%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.51%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.51%) NeoLoad
4 1 (0.51%) JUnit
General
1 67 (34.01%) Finance
2 26 (13.20%) Retail
3 16 (8.12%) Marketing
4 15 (7.61%) Banking
5 14 (7.11%) Legal
6 10 (5.08%) Manufacturing
7 7 (3.55%) Telecoms
8 6 (3.05%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.52%) Automotive
9 3 (1.52%) 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 62 (31.47%) Analyst
2 23 (11.68%) Consultant
3 15 (7.61%) Architect
3 15 (7.61%) Information Analyst
4 9 (4.57%) Data Analyst
4 9 (4.57%) Developer
4 9 (4.57%) Designer
5 8 (4.06%) UX Designer
5 8 (4.06%) MI Analyst
6 7 (3.55%) Performance Manager
6 7 (3.55%) Business Analyst
6 7 (3.55%) Fraud Analyst
6 7 (3.55%) PMO Analyst
7 6 (3.05%) Marketing Executive
7 6 (3.05%) Digital Marketing Executive
7 6 (3.05%) Product Manager
7 6 (3.05%) Performance Analyst
7 6 (3.05%) Business Consultant
8 5 (2.54%) Content Editor
8 5 (2.54%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.08%) HTML
1 10 (5.08%) XML
2 4 (2.03%) .NET
2 4 (2.03%) CSS
2 4 (2.03%) Ajax
2 4 (2.03%) HTML5
2 4 (2.03%) CSS3
2 4 (2.03%) AngularJS
2 4 (2.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (1.52%) Web Services
3 3 (1.52%) Rendezvous
3 3 (1.52%) Middleware
3 3 (1.52%) XSLT
4 2 (1.02%) SOAP
4 2 (1.02%) iOS SDK
4 2 (1.02%) REST
4 2 (1.02%) JSON
4 2 (1.02%) UIKit
5 1 (0.51%) Cascading
5 1 (0.51%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 62 (31.47%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (13.20%) NHS
3 20 (10.15%) User Experience
4 18 (9.14%) Management Information System
5 16 (8.12%) Copywriting
6 13 (6.60%) iPad
7 12 (6.09%) Statistics
8 11 (5.58%) Taxonomies
8 11 (5.58%) Visualisation
9 10 (5.08%) Social Media
10 8 (4.06%) Mainframe
11 5 (2.54%) Informatics
11 5 (2.54%) Computer Science
12 4 (2.03%) Smartcard
12 4 (2.03%) New Media
12 4 (2.03%) Mobile App
12 4 (2.03%) Video on Demand
13 3 (1.52%) Health Informatics
13 3 (1.52%) Algorithms
13 3 (1.52%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 22 (11.17%) Linux
2 17 (8.63%) Windows
3 8 (4.06%) Solaris
4 7 (3.55%) UNIX
5 2 (1.02%) Android
5 2 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.02%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.51%) Tizen
6 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.51%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (20.30%) Analytics
2 32 (16.24%) Project Management
3 27 (13.71%) Data Analysis
4 24 (12.18%) Continuous Improvement
5 18 (9.14%) Performance Management
5 18 (9.14%) Change Management
5 18 (9.14%) SEO
6 16 (8.12%) Performance Tuning
7 15 (7.61%) ITIL
7 15 (7.61%) E-Commerce
7 15 (7.61%) Content Management
8 14 (7.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (7.11%) Coaching
9 12 (6.09%) Performance Monitoring
9 12 (6.09%) Validation
9 12 (6.09%) B2C
9 12 (6.09%) Project Planning
10 11 (5.58%) Service Management
10 11 (5.58%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (5.58%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 41 (20.81%) SQL
2 10 (5.08%) Java
3 9 (4.57%) VBA
4 8 (4.06%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.54%) PHP
6 4 (2.03%) Perl
6 4 (2.03%) C
6 4 (2.03%) C#
6 4 (2.03%) Python
7 2 (1.02%) MATLAB
7 2 (1.02%) C++
7 2 (1.02%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.51%) VB
8 1 (0.51%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.51%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.51%) Scala
8 1 (0.51%) R
Qualifications
1 32 (16.24%) Degree
2 4 (2.03%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.03%) CCNA
2 4 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (1.52%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.02%) Postgraduate
4 2 (1.02%) 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%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.51%) ISEB
5 1 (0.51%) CISSP
5 1 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.11%) SLA
2 8 (4.06%) QA
3 2 (1.02%) WCAG
3 2 (1.02%) 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 (4.06%) NFS
1 8 (4.06%) Oracle RAC
1 8 (4.06%) SRDF
2 7 (3.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (3.55%) KVM
3 5 (2.54%) HDFS
3 5 (2.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 5 (2.54%) Apache Flume
4 4 (2.03%) Xen
4 4 (2.03%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.52%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.02%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (2.54%) Ambari
1 5 (2.54%) Oozie
2 1 (0.51%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (0.51%) OpenView
2 1 (0.51%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 16 (8.12%) Oracle
1 16 (8.12%) Microsoft
2 15 (7.61%) Cisco
3 12 (6.09%) Intel
4 11 (5.58%) Endeca
5 8 (4.06%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (4.06%) NetApp
5 8 (4.06%) EMC
6 7 (3.55%) Sybase
6 7 (3.55%) SAP
6 7 (3.55%) VMware
6 7 (3.55%) Google
6 7 (3.55%) TSYS
7 6 (3.05%) Eloqua
7 6 (3.05%) Marketo
7 6 (3.05%) Pardot
8 5 (2.54%) Hortonworks
8 5 (2.54%) Netezza
8 5 (2.54%) Teradata
9 4 (2.03%) Business Objects
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