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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Benchmarking
Rank 543 511 461
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -50
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 65 67 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.14% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.18% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 44 67
Average daily rate £405 £434 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.62% +15.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Average hourly rate £17.04 £21.00 £11.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.88% +82.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £42.00 £11.51
% change year-on-year
-52.38% +264.90%
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
38464 36543 34805
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.46% 77.80% 77.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 25533 23649 21506
Average daily rate £430 £425 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1098 988 1090
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.23% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.72 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £45.50 £52.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +4 26 £405 -7.95% 14
South East -13 11 £390 -17.89% 2
West Midlands -4 9 £400 -
North West -11 8 £438 +29.62% 1
North East - 6 £420 -
East of England +2 2 £325 -25.71%
South West -1 2 - -
East Midlands -8 1 £110 -63.33%
Yorkshire -14 1 £485 +21.25% 3
Benchmarking
UK

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 48 (28.57%) SQL
2 44 (26.19%) Finance
3 41 (24.40%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (17.86%) SQL Server
5 29 (17.26%) Project Management
6 27 (16.07%) Microsoft
7 26 (15.48%) Analytics
8 25 (14.88%) Data Analysis
8 25 (14.88%) MS Excel
9 23 (13.69%) ITIL
10 22 (13.10%) User Experience
11 21 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
12 20 (11.90%) Data Warehouse
13 19 (11.31%) Retail
13 19 (11.31%) Scrum
14 18 (10.71%) Degree
14 18 (10.71%) Use Case
15 17 (10.12%) Continuous Improvement
15 17 (10.12%) Service Delivery
15 17 (10.12%) Oracle
15 17 (10.12%) Business Intelligence
16 16 (9.52%) CRM
17 15 (8.93%) E-Commerce
17 15 (8.93%) Change Management
17 15 (8.93%) Programme Management
17 15 (8.93%) Test Strategy
17 15 (8.93%) Waterfall
17 15 (8.93%) Relational Database
18 14 (8.33%) User Stories

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 14 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.57%) Apache Solr
3 5 (2.98%) CMS
4 4 (2.38%) Drupal
5 3 (1.79%) Node.js
5 3 (1.79%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.79%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.19%) JBoss
7 1 (0.60%) Apache
7 1 (0.60%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.60%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.60%) IIS
7 1 (0.60%) Kinematics
7 1 (0.60%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
Applications
1 25 (14.88%) MS Excel
2 21 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (5.95%) MS Office
4 5 (2.98%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.79%) MS Project
6 2 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.19%) SPSS
7 1 (0.60%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.60%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 6 (3.57%) Fredhopper
2 3 (1.79%) BASE24
2 3 (1.79%) SAP GRC
2 3 (1.79%) SAP SRM
3 2 (1.19%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.60%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.60%) RMDS
4 1 (0.60%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.79%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.60%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.60%) IaaS
2 1 (0.60%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.36%) Internet
2 6 (3.57%) LTE
3 4 (2.38%) GSM
3 4 (2.38%) WCDMA
4 3 (1.79%) 3GPP
4 3 (1.79%) GPRS
4 3 (1.79%) HSPA
4 3 (1.79%) NFC
4 3 (1.79%) VoLTE
4 3 (1.79%) VoWiFi
4 3 (1.79%) Wireshark
5 2 (1.19%) SAN
5 2 (1.19%) WAN
5 2 (1.19%) XCAP
6 1 (0.60%) FCoE
6 1 (0.60%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.60%) HTTP
6 1 (0.60%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.60%) LAN
6 1 (0.60%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 20 (11.90%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (8.93%) Relational Database
4 11 (6.55%) MS Access
4 11 (6.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (5.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (4.76%) MySQL
6 8 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (4.17%) HBase
8 6 (3.57%) Oracle Database
8 6 (3.57%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (2.98%) Hadoop
9 5 (2.98%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (2.98%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (2.38%) Big Data
10 4 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (2.38%) OLTP
11 3 (1.79%) Redis
11 3 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (4.17%) JIRA
2 5 (2.98%) Cucumber
2 5 (2.98%) Selenium
2 5 (2.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (2.38%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.38%) JUnit
3 4 (2.38%) TestDirector
4 3 (1.79%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.79%) JMeter
5 2 (1.19%) FishEye
6 1 (0.60%) DbUnit
6 1 (0.60%) GCC
6 1 (0.60%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.60%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.60%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.60%) Rational Functional Tester
6 1 (0.60%) SilkPerformer
6 1 (0.60%) SilkTest
6 1 (0.60%) Subversion
6 1 (0.60%) Zephyr
General
1 44 (26.19%) Finance
2 19 (11.31%) Retail
3 13 (7.74%) Banking
4 12 (7.14%) Telecoms
5 11 (6.55%) Marketing
6 6 (3.57%) Legal
7 2 (1.19%) Automotive
7 2 (1.19%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.19%) Publishing
8 1 (0.60%) Advertising
8 1 (0.60%) Avionics
8 1 (0.60%) Back Office
8 1 (0.60%) Billing
8 1 (0.60%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.60%) Electronics
8 1 (0.60%) French Language
8 1 (0.60%) Games
8 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.60%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (25.00%) Analyst
2 15 (8.93%) Architect
2 15 (8.93%) Business Analyst
3 12 (7.14%) Developer
4 10 (5.95%) Project Manager
5 9 (5.36%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 9 (5.36%) Consultant
5 9 (5.36%) DBA
5 9 (5.36%) Service Architect
6 8 (4.76%) SQL DBA
7 6 (3.57%) Delivery Manager
8 5 (2.98%) Administrator
8 5 (2.98%) Digital Analyst
8 5 (2.98%) Financial Analyst
8 5 (2.98%) Information Analyst
8 5 (2.98%) Infrastructure Manager
8 5 (2.98%) Service Manager
8 5 (2.98%) SQL Server DBA
8 5 (2.98%) User Experience Researcher
8 5 (2.98%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.74%) HTML
2 11 (6.55%) CSS
3 8 (4.76%) RESTful
4 6 (3.57%) AngularJS
4 6 (3.57%) jQuery
4 6 (3.57%) XML
5 4 (2.38%) .NET
5 4 (2.38%) Middleware
6 3 (1.79%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.79%) Flash
6 3 (1.79%) HTML5
6 3 (1.79%) J2EE
6 3 (1.79%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (1.79%) SAML
6 3 (1.79%) Web Services
7 2 (1.19%) D3.js
7 2 (1.19%) HTML5 Canvas
7 2 (1.19%) Spring
7 2 (1.19%) Struts
7 2 (1.19%) SVG
Miscellaneous
1 41 (24.40%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (13.10%) User Experience
3 14 (8.33%) NHS
4 11 (6.55%) Management Information System
5 10 (5.95%) Computer Science
6 9 (5.36%) Algorithms
7 8 (4.76%) Taxonomies
8 4 (2.38%) Copywriting
8 4 (2.38%) Data Centre
8 4 (2.38%) iPad
8 4 (2.38%) Proteomics
8 4 (2.38%) Psychology
9 3 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.79%) Performance Metrics
9 3 (1.79%) PKI
9 3 (1.79%) Social Media
9 3 (1.79%) Statistics
10 2 (1.19%) Handset
10 2 (1.19%) Informatics
10 2 (1.19%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.95%) Linux
1 10 (5.95%) Windows
2 9 (5.36%) Unix
3 5 (2.98%) Solaris
4 1 (0.60%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (17.26%) Project Management
3 26 (15.48%) Analytics
4 25 (14.88%) Data Analysis
5 23 (13.69%) ITIL
6 19 (11.31%) Scrum
7 18 (10.71%) Use Case
8 17 (10.12%) Business Intelligence
8 17 (10.12%) Continuous Improvement
8 17 (10.12%) Service Delivery
9 16 (9.52%) CRM
10 15 (8.93%) Change Management
10 15 (8.93%) E-Commerce
10 15 (8.93%) Programme Management
10 15 (8.93%) Test Strategy
10 15 (8.93%) Waterfall
11 14 (8.33%) User Stories
12 13 (7.74%) Migration
12 13 (7.74%) System Integration Testing
12 13 (7.74%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 48 (28.57%) SQL
2 14 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 9 (5.36%) Java
4 6 (3.57%) Perl
5 5 (2.98%) C#
5 5 (2.98%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.38%) R
7 3 (1.79%) PHP
7 3 (1.79%) VB
8 2 (1.19%) C
8 2 (1.19%) C++
8 2 (1.19%) Python
8 2 (1.19%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.60%) ANSI C
9 1 (0.60%) AWK
9 1 (0.60%) Bourne shell
9 1 (0.60%) Korn
9 1 (0.60%) MapBasic
9 1 (0.60%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (10.71%) Degree
2 9 (5.36%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.57%) PMI Certification
4 6 (3.57%) PMP
5 5 (2.98%) PhD
6 2 (1.19%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.60%) CIPD
7 1 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.60%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.55%) SLA
2 6 (3.57%) QA
3 3 (1.79%) ISO 8583
3 3 (1.79%) ISO20022
4 2 (1.19%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.19%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.19%) ISO 14001
4 2 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.60%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.60%) P3O
5 1 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (3.57%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (1.79%) Docker
3 1 (0.60%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.60%) Cygwin
3 1 (0.60%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.60%) KVM
3 1 (0.60%) NFS
3 1 (0.60%) SRDF
3 1 (0.60%) Veritas File System
3 1 (0.60%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.60%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.98%) Data Guard
2 5 (2.98%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (1.79%) Iperf
3 3 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.60%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.60%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 27 (16.07%) Microsoft
2 17 (10.12%) Oracle
3 8 (4.76%) Endeca
3 8 (4.76%) IBM
4 7 (4.17%) HP
5 6 (3.57%) SAP
5 6 (3.57%) Teradata
6 5 (2.98%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.79%) Adobe
7 3 (1.79%) CA
7 3 (1.79%) Google
7 3 (1.79%) Tableau
7 3 (1.79%) VMware
8 2 (1.19%) Actix
9 1 (0.60%) DataSynapse
9 1 (0.60%) Ericsson
9 1 (0.60%) Huawei
9 1 (0.60%) ION Trading
9 1 (0.60%) NetApp
9 1 (0.60%) Rally
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