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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Benchmarking
Rank 524 455 474
Rank change year-on-year
-69 +19
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 74 114 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.23% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.30% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 72 52
Average daily rate
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£450 £356 £563
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% -36.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £172 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+29.23% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 1
Average hourly rate £16.00 £22.79 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.80% -46.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.80 £15.39 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+9.19% -63.80%
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
40274 37756 35067
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.92% 76.45% 75.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 26662 23794 21732
Average daily rate £422 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.89% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1065 1106 1034
Average hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -26.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.67 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £46.34 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

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 July 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
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 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 42 £475 +26.66% 13
South East -20 10 £420 +40.00% 5
North West -19 6 £463 +68.18% 3
East of England +4 5 £475 +206.45% 3
West Midlands -2 4 £400 +113.90% 2
South West -16 4 £500 +56.25% 2
Yorkshire -37 4 £407 -7.08% 2
Benchmarking
UK

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 57 (36.31%) Finance
2 36 (22.93%) SQL
3 33 (21.02%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (19.11%) Project Management
5 25 (15.92%) Linux
6 24 (15.29%) SQL Server
6 24 (15.29%) Banking
7 22 (14.01%) Analytical Skills
8 20 (12.74%) CRM
9 19 (12.10%) Windows
9 19 (12.10%) SLA
9 19 (12.10%) Stakeholder Management
9 19 (12.10%) Performance Management
10 18 (11.46%) Analytics
10 18 (11.46%) Change Management
10 18 (11.46%) Data Analysis
10 18 (11.46%) Business Intelligence
11 17 (10.83%) Migration
12 16 (10.19%) Oracle
12 16 (10.19%) HTTP
12 16 (10.19%) Performance Tuning
13 15 (9.55%) Degree
13 15 (9.55%) Hadoop
13 15 (9.55%) SAN
13 15 (9.55%) Scrum
13 15 (9.55%) VMware
14 14 (8.92%) Legal
14 14 (8.92%) Cisco
14 14 (8.92%) RTP
14 14 (8.92%) MS Excel

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 11 (7.01%) SharePoint
2 9 (5.73%) IIS
2 9 (5.73%) Oracle Coherence
3 8 (5.10%) Apache
3 8 (5.10%) Tomcat
3 8 (5.10%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 8 (5.10%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.55%) SAS
4 4 (2.55%) Apache Solr
5 3 (1.91%) Lync
6 2 (1.27%) Kinematics
6 2 (1.27%) CMS
7 1 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.64%) WordPress
7 1 (0.64%) Node.js
7 1 (0.64%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.64%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 14 (8.92%) MS Excel
2 13 (8.28%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.91%) MS Office
4 2 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.27%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.64%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.64%) SPSS
5 1 (0.64%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (4.46%) RMDS
2 4 (2.55%) Fredhopper
3 2 (1.27%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 1 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.64%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.18%) SaaS
2 4 (2.55%) PaaS
2 4 (2.55%) IaaS
3 3 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.64%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.64%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.64%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.19%) HTTP
2 15 (9.55%) SAN
3 14 (8.92%) RTP
3 14 (8.92%) NAS
4 10 (6.37%) Internet
4 10 (6.37%) LAN
4 10 (6.37%) WAN
5 9 (5.73%) FCoE
5 9 (5.73%) Fibre Channel
5 9 (5.73%) Multicast
6 8 (5.10%) iSCSI
6 8 (5.10%) TCP/IP
7 6 (3.82%) VoIP
7 6 (3.82%) Diameter Protocol
7 6 (3.82%) MGCP
8 5 (3.18%) Megaco
9 3 (1.91%) Cisco ICM
9 3 (1.91%) SIGTRAN
9 3 (1.91%) SS7
9 3 (1.91%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (15.29%) SQL Server
2 15 (9.55%) Hadoop
3 11 (7.01%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (5.10%) Big Data
4 8 (5.10%) HBase
5 7 (4.46%) Relational Database
5 7 (4.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (4.46%) MS Access
6 4 (2.55%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.91%) Oracle Exadata
7 3 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.91%) SAP BW
7 3 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.91%) QlikView
7 3 (1.91%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.27%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.64%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (3.18%) JIRA
2 4 (2.55%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.91%) Subversion
4 2 (1.27%) Selenium
4 2 (1.27%) ClearCase
4 2 (1.27%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.27%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.27%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (1.27%) GCC
4 2 (1.27%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.64%) Calabash
5 1 (0.64%) Grunt
5 1 (0.64%) PhantomJS
5 1 (0.64%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (0.64%) CasperJS
5 1 (0.64%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.64%) Ant
5 1 (0.64%) JUnit
5 1 (0.64%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.64%) Maven
General
1 57 (36.31%) Finance
2 24 (15.29%) Banking
3 14 (8.92%) Legal
4 12 (7.64%) Telecoms
5 11 (7.01%) Marketing
6 8 (5.10%) Retail
7 7 (4.46%) Law
8 4 (2.55%) Multimedia
9 3 (1.91%) Billing
9 3 (1.91%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.91%) Games
10 2 (1.27%) German Language
10 2 (1.27%) Avionics
10 2 (1.27%) Retail Banking
10 2 (1.27%) Publishing
10 2 (1.27%) Electronics
11 1 (0.64%) Automotive
11 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.64%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.64%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (24.84%) Analyst
2 18 (11.46%) Developer
3 17 (10.83%) Business Analyst
4 15 (9.55%) Project Manager
5 10 (6.37%) Senior Analyst
6 9 (5.73%) Architect
7 7 (4.46%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (4.46%) Data Analyst
7 7 (4.46%) Infrastructure Architect
7 7 (4.46%) Vendor Manager
7 7 (4.46%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 5 (3.18%) Agile Business Analyst
8 5 (3.18%) MI Analyst
8 5 (3.18%) Design Engineer
9 4 (2.55%) DBA
9 4 (2.55%) Consultant
9 4 (2.55%) Commercial Manager
9 4 (2.55%) Software Engineer
9 4 (2.55%) Virtualisation Engineer
9 4 (2.55%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.01%) HTML
2 9 (5.73%) .NET
3 8 (5.10%) Rendezvous
3 8 (5.10%) Middleware
3 8 (5.10%) XML
3 8 (5.10%) XSLT
4 7 (4.46%) Ultra Messaging
5 4 (2.55%) JMX
6 3 (1.91%) CSS
7 2 (1.27%) XMPP
7 2 (1.27%) WPF
7 2 (1.27%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 2 (1.27%) OpenCV
7 2 (1.27%) OpenGL
8 1 (0.64%) Sass
8 1 (0.64%) HTML5
8 1 (0.64%) Entity Framework
8 1 (0.64%) jQuery
8 1 (0.64%) Google Maps API
8 1 (0.64%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.01%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.01%) Computer Science
3 10 (6.37%) NHS
4 9 (5.73%) Management Information System
4 9 (5.73%) User Experience
5 8 (5.10%) Device Driver
6 7 (4.46%) Data Integration
7 6 (3.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (3.18%) Visualisation
9 4 (2.55%) iPad
9 4 (2.55%) Taxonomies
10 3 (1.91%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (1.91%) Freedom of Information
10 3 (1.91%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.91%) Mobile Banking
10 3 (1.91%) Copywriting
10 3 (1.91%) Statistics
11 2 (1.27%) Online Banking
11 2 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (1.27%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 25 (15.92%) Linux
2 19 (12.10%) Windows
3 11 (7.01%) UNIX
4 9 (5.73%) Solaris
5 8 (5.10%) FreeBSD
6 1 (0.64%) CentOS
6 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (21.02%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (19.11%) Project Management
3 20 (12.74%) CRM
4 19 (12.10%) Stakeholder Management
4 19 (12.10%) Performance Management
5 18 (11.46%) Analytics
5 18 (11.46%) Data Analysis
5 18 (11.46%) Business Intelligence
5 18 (11.46%) Change Management
6 17 (10.83%) Migration
7 16 (10.19%) Performance Tuning
8 15 (9.55%) Scrum
9 14 (8.92%) ITIL
10 13 (8.28%) Service Delivery
11 12 (7.64%) Business Analysis
11 12 (7.64%) Requirements Analysis
11 12 (7.64%) Continuous Improvement
12 11 (7.01%) Waterfall
12 11 (7.01%) Use Case
12 11 (7.01%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 36 (22.93%) SQL
2 14 (8.92%) C
3 13 (8.28%) Java
4 11 (7.01%) Perl
4 11 (7.01%) Python
5 10 (6.37%) JavaScript
6 6 (3.82%) C++
7 5 (3.18%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.91%) VBA
8 3 (1.91%) C#
9 2 (1.27%) ANSI C
9 2 (1.27%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.27%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.64%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.64%) PHP
10 1 (0.64%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (9.55%) Degree
2 7 (4.46%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (4.46%) PMP
2 7 (4.46%) PMI Certification
2 7 (4.46%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.18%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.18%) CCNA
4 4 (2.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (1.27%) ISEB
6 1 (0.64%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.64%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.64%) APMP
6 1 (0.64%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (12.10%) SLA
2 10 (6.37%) QA
3 3 (1.91%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.91%) COBIT
4 2 (1.27%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.27%) ISO 14001
4 2 (1.27%) P3O
5 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (8.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (8.28%) KVM
3 10 (6.37%) Oracle RAC
4 9 (5.73%) NFS
4 9 (5.73%) SRDF
5 8 (5.10%) Xen
5 8 (5.10%) Hyper-V
6 5 (3.18%) Active Directory
6 5 (3.18%) vSphere
6 5 (3.18%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.27%) Cygwin
8 1 (0.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.64%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.64%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (2.55%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (1.91%) Puppet
3 2 (1.27%) Data Guard
3 2 (1.27%) Oozie
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle Flashback
4 1 (0.64%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.64%) Ambari
4 1 (0.64%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 16 (10.19%) Oracle
2 15 (9.55%) VMware
3 14 (8.92%) Cisco
4 12 (7.64%) Microsoft
5 10 (6.37%) Intel
6 9 (5.73%) NetApp
6 9 (5.73%) Sybase
6 9 (5.73%) EMC
7 8 (5.10%) DataSynapse
7 8 (5.10%) IBM
7 8 (5.10%) TIBCO
8 4 (2.55%) SAP
8 4 (2.55%) Cognos
8 4 (2.55%) Endeca
9 3 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.91%) Tableau
9 3 (1.91%) Verint
10 2 (1.27%) Google
10 2 (1.27%) Adobe
11 1 (0.64%) Dell
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: Yesterday
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Hudson IT
Rate: £100 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Sanger Institute
Rate: £30574 - £38564 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Experis Ltd
Rate: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Flexible Working/Home working
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Blue Fire Professional Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Blue Fire Professional Services
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Bluefire Professional Services
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
East of England
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £700.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago