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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Benchmarking
Rank 496 467 468
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +1
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 83 86 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.18% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.24% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 49 37
Average daily rate
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£430 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £272 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £263
% change year-on-year
- +42.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Average hourly rate £13.00 £37.50 £42.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.33% -11.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £26.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-50.47% -38.23%
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
37734 36043 31566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.70% 75.13% 74.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 24299 23133 19378
Average daily rate £418 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -4.76%
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 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1098 1110 988
Average hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -3 44 £450 +20.00% 17
South East -14 15 £350 -6.66% 10
North West -9 12 £439 -32.46% 3
South West +14 8 £450 +38.46% 4
Yorkshire -22 2 - - 3
East Midlands -11 1 £115 - 1
West Midlands -13 1 - - 2
Benchmarking
UK

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 66 (44.00%) Finance
2 24 (16.00%) Linux
3 23 (15.33%) SQL
3 23 (15.33%) Project Management
3 23 (15.33%) Banking
3 23 (15.33%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (12.67%) Oracle
5 18 (12.00%) SQL Server
6 17 (11.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (11.33%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (10.67%) Cisco
7 16 (10.67%) ITIL
7 16 (10.67%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (10.00%) Business Analysis
8 15 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
8 15 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 14 (9.33%) Hadoop
9 14 (9.33%) Performance Management
9 14 (9.33%) Legal
9 14 (9.33%) HTTP
9 14 (9.33%) Windows
9 14 (9.33%) RTP
10 13 (8.67%) SAN
10 13 (8.67%) CRM
10 13 (8.67%) Migration
10 13 (8.67%) Data Analysis
10 13 (8.67%) NAS
11 12 (8.00%) Oracle RAC
11 12 (8.00%) KVM
11 12 (8.00%) Degree

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 8 (5.33%) Oracle Coherence
2 6 (4.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 6 (4.00%) IIS
2 6 (4.00%) Apache
2 6 (4.00%) Tomcat
2 6 (4.00%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.00%) SAS
3 3 (2.00%) Lync
4 2 (1.33%) CMS
5 1 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.67%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.67%) Node.js
Applications
1 10 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 9 (6.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.67%) MS Office
4 3 (2.00%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.33%) MS Project
6 1 (0.67%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (3.33%) RMDS
2 2 (1.33%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 1 (0.67%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.67%) IaaS
2 1 (0.67%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.67%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (0.67%) SaaS
2 1 (0.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.33%) HTTP
1 14 (9.33%) RTP
2 13 (8.67%) SAN
2 13 (8.67%) NAS
3 10 (6.67%) LAN
3 10 (6.67%) WAN
4 8 (5.33%) Multicast
4 8 (5.33%) FCoE
4 8 (5.33%) Fibre Channel
4 8 (5.33%) TCP/IP
5 7 (4.67%) iSCSI
6 6 (4.00%) Diameter Protocol
6 6 (4.00%) Internet
6 6 (4.00%) MGCP
6 6 (4.00%) VoIP
7 5 (3.33%) Megaco
8 4 (2.67%) Intranet
9 3 (2.00%) Cisco ICM
9 3 (2.00%) SS7
9 3 (2.00%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.33%) Hadoop
3 9 (6.00%) Big Data
4 7 (4.67%) Oracle Exadata
4 7 (4.67%) HBase
5 6 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (4.00%) Data Mining
5 6 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (3.33%) Oracle Database
7 4 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (2.00%) SAP BW
8 3 (2.00%) Apache Hive
9 2 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.33%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.33%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.33%) Riak
9 2 (1.33%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 7 (4.67%) JIRA
2 4 (2.67%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.00%) Maven
3 3 (2.00%) Ant
3 3 (2.00%) JUnit
4 2 (1.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.33%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.67%) PhantomJS
5 1 (0.67%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (0.67%) CasperJS
5 1 (0.67%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.67%) Grunt
5 1 (0.67%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.67%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.67%) Selenium
General
1 66 (44.00%) Finance
2 23 (15.33%) Banking
3 14 (9.33%) Legal
4 11 (7.33%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.33%) Retail
5 5 (3.33%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.33%) Local Government
5 5 (3.33%) Marketing
6 4 (2.67%) Multimedia
6 4 (2.67%) Billing
6 4 (2.67%) Law
7 2 (1.33%) German Language
7 2 (1.33%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.33%) Automotive
8 1 (0.67%) Games
8 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.67%) Publishing
8 1 (0.67%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.67%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (24.00%) Analyst
2 18 (12.00%) Developer
3 12 (8.00%) Project Manager
4 11 (7.33%) Business Analyst
4 11 (7.33%) Senior Analyst
4 11 (7.33%) Data Analyst
5 10 (6.67%) Architect
6 7 (4.67%) Vendor Manager
7 6 (4.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 6 (4.00%) Information Analyst
7 6 (4.00%) Infrastructure Architect
7 6 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (3.33%) Design Engineer
8 5 (3.33%) MI Analyst
8 5 (3.33%) DBA
8 5 (3.33%) Business Data Analyst
9 4 (2.67%) Virtualisation Engineer
9 4 (2.67%) Consultant
9 4 (2.67%) Service Manager
10 3 (2.00%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.33%) HTML
2 7 (4.67%) Middleware
3 6 (4.00%) Rendezvous
3 6 (4.00%) .NET
3 6 (4.00%) XML
3 6 (4.00%) XSLT
4 5 (3.33%) Ultra Messaging
5 2 (1.33%) WPF
5 2 (1.33%) Entity Framework
5 2 (1.33%) CSS
5 2 (1.33%) XMPP
6 1 (0.67%) JSON
6 1 (0.67%) Flash
6 1 (0.67%) JMX
6 1 (0.67%) OpenGL
6 1 (0.67%) Sass
6 1 (0.67%) OpenGL ES
6 1 (0.67%) OpenCL
6 1 (0.67%) Renderscript
6 1 (0.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.33%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 9 (6.00%) NHS
4 8 (5.33%) Open Source
4 8 (5.33%) Device Driver
5 7 (4.67%) Data Integration
6 6 (4.00%) User Experience
7 5 (3.33%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.67%) Copywriting
8 4 (2.67%) Performance Metrics
8 4 (2.67%) Mobile Banking
8 4 (2.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (2.67%) Statistics
8 4 (2.67%) Freedom of Information
9 3 (2.00%) Online Banking
9 3 (2.00%) Mobile App
9 3 (2.00%) Visualisation
9 3 (2.00%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (1.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 24 (16.00%) Linux
2 14 (9.33%) Windows
3 8 (5.33%) FreeBSD
3 8 (5.33%) Solaris
4 6 (4.00%) UNIX
5 1 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (15.33%) Project Management
1 23 (15.33%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (11.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (10.67%) ITIL
3 16 (10.67%) Business Intelligence
4 15 (10.00%) Business Analysis
4 15 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
4 15 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 14 (9.33%) Performance Management
6 13 (8.67%) CRM
6 13 (8.67%) Migration
6 13 (8.67%) Data Analysis
7 12 (8.00%) Service Delivery
8 11 (7.33%) Change Management
9 10 (6.67%) Analytics
9 10 (6.67%) Risk Management
9 10 (6.67%) PRINCE2
10 9 (6.00%) Coaching
11 8 (5.33%) Multithreading
11 8 (5.33%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 23 (15.33%) SQL
2 9 (6.00%) Java
2 9 (6.00%) C
3 7 (4.67%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.00%) Perl
4 6 (4.00%) Python
5 4 (2.67%) Bash Shell
5 4 (2.67%) VBA
6 2 (1.33%) C++
7 1 (0.67%) C#
7 1 (0.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (8.00%) Degree
2 11 (7.33%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.67%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (4.67%) PMP
3 7 (4.67%) PMI Certification
4 6 (4.00%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.33%) CCNA
6 4 (2.67%) ISEB
7 1 (0.67%) HNC
7 1 (0.67%) APMP
7 1 (0.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.00%) SLA
2 5 (3.33%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.00%) COBIT
4 2 (1.33%) P3O
4 2 (1.33%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.67%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.67%) QA
System Software
1 12 (8.00%) Oracle RAC
1 12 (8.00%) KVM
2 11 (7.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.33%) SRDF
3 8 (5.33%) NFS
4 7 (4.67%) Xen
4 7 (4.67%) Hyper-V
5 5 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (3.33%) vSphere
6 4 (2.67%) Active Directory
7 2 (1.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (1.33%) Apache Flume
7 2 (1.33%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (3.33%) Data Guard
2 4 (2.67%) Oracle Flashback
2 4 (2.67%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (2.00%) Oozie
3 3 (2.00%) Puppet
4 2 (1.33%) Ambari
5 1 (0.67%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.67%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.67%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 19 (12.67%) Oracle
2 16 (10.67%) Cisco
3 12 (8.00%) VMware
3 12 (8.00%) Microsoft
4 10 (6.67%) Intel
4 10 (6.67%) Sybase
5 8 (5.33%) NetApp
5 8 (5.33%) EMC
6 6 (4.00%) IBM
6 6 (4.00%) TIBCO
6 6 (4.00%) DataSynapse
7 5 (3.33%) SAP
8 4 (2.67%) Cognos
9 3 (2.00%) Verint
10 2 (1.33%) MapR
10 2 (1.33%) Hortonworks
10 2 (1.33%) Ariba
10 2 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.33%) Business Objects
10 2 (1.33%) Netezza
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