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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Benchmarking
Rank 484 438 433
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -5
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 73 101 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.23% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.31% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 62 41
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£438 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.02% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £248 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £344 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.36% +5.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £21.00 £23.26 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.69% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £23.26 -
% change year-on-year
+80.60% -
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
35083 32902 29513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 75.54% 74.81% 72.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 22853 20351 17832
Average daily rate £425 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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 £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 935 1039 1211
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.25 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -10.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -23 35 £440 -0.28% 20
South East -13 19 £475 +63.79% 2
North West -6 9 £338 +3.84% 1
Yorkshire - 3 £400 - 1
East Midlands +11 1 - - 1
West Midlands +2 1 - - 3
East of England -2 1 £438 +16.66% 3
South West -22 1 - - 1
North East - - - -
Benchmarking
UK

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 53 (33.97%) Finance
2 35 (22.44%) Linux
3 34 (21.79%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (20.51%) SQL
5 26 (16.67%) Degree
6 24 (15.38%) Windows
7 23 (14.74%) SQL Server
7 23 (14.74%) SAN
7 23 (14.74%) NAS
8 22 (14.10%) VMware Infrastructure
8 22 (14.10%) Analytics
8 22 (14.10%) Performance Tuning
8 22 (14.10%) VMware
8 22 (14.10%) Banking
9 21 (13.46%) Cisco
9 21 (13.46%) KVM
10 20 (12.82%) Oracle
11 18 (11.54%) LAN
12 17 (10.90%) WAN
12 17 (10.90%) Intel
13 16 (10.26%) NHS
13 16 (10.26%) ITIL
14 15 (9.62%) Data Analysis
14 15 (9.62%) User Experience
15 14 (8.97%) Project Management
16 13 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
16 13 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
16 13 (8.33%) Performance Testing
17 12 (7.69%) Visualisation
17 12 (7.69%) FCoE

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 10 (6.41%) Oracle Coherence
2 6 (3.85%) Apache Solr
3 5 (3.21%) IIS
3 5 (3.21%) Apache
3 5 (3.21%) Tomcat
3 5 (3.21%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 5 (3.21%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.28%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (5.77%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.49%) MS Office
3 6 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.28%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.64%) MS Project
5 1 (0.64%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 6 (3.85%) Fredhopper
1 6 (3.85%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.64%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.64%) RMDS
2 1 (0.64%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (14.74%) SAN
1 23 (14.74%) NAS
2 18 (11.54%) LAN
3 17 (10.90%) WAN
4 12 (7.69%) FCoE
4 12 (7.69%) Fibre Channel
4 12 (7.69%) Multicast
5 10 (6.41%) iSCSI
6 9 (5.77%) Internet
7 5 (3.21%) HTTP
8 4 (2.56%) Intranet
9 1 (0.64%) GSM
9 1 (0.64%) WLAN
9 1 (0.64%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.64%) VPN
9 1 (0.64%) MPLS
9 1 (0.64%) Firewall
9 1 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.64%) IPsec
9 1 (0.64%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (14.74%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.41%) HBase
2 10 (6.41%) Hadoop
3 9 (5.77%) Oracle Exadata
4 8 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (3.85%) Riak
5 6 (3.85%) Mahout
5 6 (3.85%) Big Data
5 6 (3.85%) Sqoop
5 6 (3.85%) Couchbase
5 6 (3.85%) Apache Hive
5 6 (3.85%) MongoDB
5 6 (3.85%) NoSQL
5 6 (3.85%) HCatalog
5 6 (3.85%) DB2
6 5 (3.21%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (3.21%) MarkLogic
7 4 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (2.56%) MS Access
7 4 (2.56%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (2.56%) JIRA
1 4 (2.56%) LoadRunner
2 2 (1.28%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.28%) JMeter
2 2 (1.28%) Xcode
2 2 (1.28%) Maven
2 2 (1.28%) Ant
2 2 (1.28%) JUnit
3 1 (0.64%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.64%) QADirector
3 1 (0.64%) Introscope
3 1 (0.64%) NeoLoad
3 1 (0.64%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.64%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 53 (33.97%) Finance
2 22 (14.10%) Banking
3 12 (7.69%) Retail
4 10 (6.41%) Investment Banking
5 8 (5.13%) Marketing
6 6 (3.85%) Manufacturing
7 5 (3.21%) Local Government
7 5 (3.21%) Legal
7 5 (3.21%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.92%) Automotive
9 2 (1.28%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.64%) Electronics
10 1 (0.64%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.64%) Billing
Job Titles
1 37 (23.72%) Analyst
2 20 (12.82%) Architect
3 17 (10.90%) Consultant
4 12 (7.69%) Data Analyst
4 12 (7.69%) Information Analyst
5 10 (6.41%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 8 (5.13%) Business Analyst
7 7 (4.49%) Infrastructure Architect
8 6 (3.85%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 6 (3.85%) Digital Marketing Executive
8 6 (3.85%) Product Manager
8 6 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (3.85%) Marketing Executive
8 6 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (3.85%) Project Manager
9 5 (3.21%) Data Architect
9 5 (3.21%) Performance Analyst
9 5 (3.21%) Big Data Architect
9 5 (3.21%) Senior Information Analyst
10 4 (2.56%) Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.13%) XML
2 6 (3.85%) Middleware
3 5 (3.21%) HTML
3 5 (3.21%) XSLT
3 5 (3.21%) Rendezvous
4 3 (1.92%) JSON
5 2 (1.28%) UIKit
5 2 (1.28%) iOS SDK
5 2 (1.28%) REST
5 2 (1.28%) SOAP
5 2 (1.28%) Web Services
5 2 (1.28%) .NET
6 1 (0.64%) JMS
6 1 (0.64%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.64%) OpenGL
6 1 (0.64%) Cascading
6 1 (0.64%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.64%) OpenVG
6 1 (0.64%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (0.64%) OpenGL ES
Miscellaneous
1 34 (21.79%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (10.26%) NHS
3 15 (9.62%) User Experience
4 12 (7.69%) Visualisation
5 11 (7.05%) Management Information System
5 11 (7.05%) iPad
6 9 (5.77%) Taxonomies
7 8 (5.13%) Social Media
8 6 (3.85%) Statistics
9 5 (3.21%) Open Source
10 4 (2.56%) New Media
10 4 (2.56%) Video on Demand
10 4 (2.56%) Freedom of Information
11 3 (1.92%) Copywriting
11 3 (1.92%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (1.92%) Algorithms
11 3 (1.92%) Performance Metrics
12 2 (1.28%) Mobile App
12 2 (1.28%) iPhone
12 2 (1.28%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 35 (22.44%) Linux
2 24 (15.38%) Windows
3 12 (7.69%) Solaris
3 12 (7.69%) UNIX
4 3 (1.92%) Android
5 2 (1.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (14.10%) Analytics
1 22 (14.10%) Performance Tuning
2 16 (10.26%) ITIL
3 15 (9.62%) Data Analysis
4 14 (8.97%) Project Management
5 13 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (8.33%) Performance Testing
6 12 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
7 11 (7.05%) Configuration Management
7 11 (7.05%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (7.05%) Capacity Management
8 10 (6.41%) Logistics
8 10 (6.41%) Change Management
8 10 (6.41%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (6.41%) B2C
9 9 (5.77%) E-Commerce
9 9 (5.77%) Performance Management
10 8 (5.13%) GAP Analysis
11 7 (4.49%) Data Modelling
11 7 (4.49%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 32 (20.51%) SQL
2 11 (7.05%) Python
2 11 (7.05%) Perl
3 10 (6.41%) Java
4 6 (3.85%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.92%) C++
6 2 (1.28%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.28%) MATLAB
6 2 (1.28%) C#
6 2 (1.28%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.28%) VB
7 1 (0.64%) VBA
7 1 (0.64%) C
7 1 (0.64%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.64%) Scala
7 1 (0.64%) R
Qualifications
1 26 (16.67%) Degree
2 9 (5.77%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (5.77%) CCNA
3 8 (5.13%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.21%) ISEB
5 4 (2.56%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.64%) CISSP
6 1 (0.64%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.85%) SLA
2 4 (2.56%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.56%) QA
3 1 (0.64%) COBIT
3 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (14.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (13.46%) KVM
3 13 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
4 12 (7.69%) NFS
5 11 (7.05%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (6.41%) Hyper-V
6 10 (6.41%) SRDF
6 10 (6.41%) Xen
7 7 (4.49%) vSphere
8 6 (3.85%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 6 (3.85%) Apache Flume
8 6 (3.85%) HDFS
9 3 (1.92%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (1.28%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (3.85%) Ambari
1 6 (3.85%) Oozie
2 3 (1.92%) Data Guard
3 2 (1.28%) Puppet
4 1 (0.64%) OpenView
4 1 (0.64%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.64%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 22 (14.10%) VMware
2 21 (13.46%) Cisco
3 20 (12.82%) Oracle
4 17 (10.90%) Intel
5 12 (7.69%) NetApp
5 12 (7.69%) EMC
6 11 (7.05%) Sybase
7 9 (5.77%) Endeca
8 8 (5.13%) Microsoft
9 6 (3.85%) Eloqua
9 6 (3.85%) Hortonworks
9 6 (3.85%) Marketo
9 6 (3.85%) Pardot
9 6 (3.85%) Teradata
9 6 (3.85%) Google
9 6 (3.85%) Netezza
9 6 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (3.21%) SAP
10 5 (3.21%) TIBCO
10 5 (3.21%) IBM
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