The table below looks at the statistics for Benchmarking skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Benchmarking over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Benchmarking
Rank 543 526 516
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -10
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 87 79 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.20% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 62 48
Median daily rate £400 £378 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% -2.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £350 £388
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Median hourly rate - £17.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -53.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £13.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+65.38% -65.33%
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
41597 40034 38672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.66% 79.09% 77.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 27827 25350 24580
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 903 1172 1142
Median hourly rate £30.00 £29.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.36 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.41
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.35%

Benchmarking
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Benchmarking as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 5 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Benchmarking within the England region over the 3 months to 5 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +12 47 £450 - 19
South East -24 14 £385 +10.00% 3
Yorkshire +9 9 £375 - 4
North West -6 8 £325 -11.86% 4
West Midlands -6 4 £400 -
North East - 2 £281 - 1
East Midlands +12 1 £500 +140.96%
South West -8 1 - -
East of England - 1 - - 2
Benchmarking
UK

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Benchmarking also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Benchmarking.

1 46 (30.87%) Finance
2 41 (27.52%) SQL
3 33 (22.15%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (20.13%) SQL Server
5 25 (16.78%) Data Analysis
6 23 (15.44%) MS Excel
7 22 (14.77%) Data Warehouse
7 22 (14.77%) Project Management
8 21 (14.09%) MS PowerPoint
8 21 (14.09%) Continuous Improvement
9 20 (13.42%) Analytical Skills
9 20 (13.42%) Degree
9 20 (13.42%) Windows
10 18 (12.08%) Oracle
11 17 (11.41%) Linux
11 17 (11.41%) ITIL
11 17 (11.41%) Performance Tuning
11 17 (11.41%) Use Case
12 16 (10.74%) MS Office
12 16 (10.74%) Service Delivery
13 15 (10.07%) Microsoft
13 15 (10.07%) Scrum
13 15 (10.07%) User Acceptance Testing
13 15 (10.07%) Test Strategy
14 14 (9.40%) Migration
14 14 (9.40%) Telecoms
15 13 (8.72%) IBM
15 13 (8.72%) Business Intelligence
15 13 (8.72%) SLA
15 13 (8.72%) Data Modelling

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (6.71%) IIS
1 10 (6.71%) Tomcat
2 9 (6.04%) Apache
2 9 (6.04%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 9 (6.04%) SharePoint
2 9 (6.04%) WebSphere
3 8 (5.37%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (1.34%) Kinematics
5 1 (0.67%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.67%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.67%) SAS
Applications
1 23 (15.44%) MS Excel
2 21 (14.09%) MS PowerPoint
3 16 (10.74%) MS Office
4 6 (4.03%) OmniGraffle
5 4 (2.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (2.68%) MS Visio
6 3 (2.01%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (1.34%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.67%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) RMDS
1 1 (0.67%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.70%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.68%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.34%) GitHub
3 2 (1.34%) PaaS
4 1 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.05%) SAN
2 11 (7.38%) FCoE
2 11 (7.38%) Fibre Channel
2 11 (7.38%) iSCSI
2 11 (7.38%) LAN
2 11 (7.38%) NAS
2 11 (7.38%) WAN
3 10 (6.71%) HTTP
3 10 (6.71%) Multicast
4 8 (5.37%) Internet
5 3 (2.01%) LTE
6 2 (1.34%) SpaceWire
6 2 (1.34%) XCAP
7 1 (0.67%) AMQP
7 1 (0.67%) Firewall
7 1 (0.67%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.67%) MVNO
7 1 (0.67%) UMTS
7 1 (0.67%) WCDMA
7 1 (0.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (20.13%) SQL Server
2 22 (14.77%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (7.38%) Relational Database
4 10 (6.71%) Hadoop
4 10 (6.71%) MS Access
5 9 (6.04%) HBase
6 4 (2.68%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (2.68%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.01%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (2.01%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (2.01%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.34%) Big Data
8 2 (1.34%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (1.34%) MySQL
8 2 (1.34%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.34%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.34%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.67%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 7 (4.70%) Axure RP
2 5 (3.36%) Cucumber
2 5 (3.36%) JIRA
2 5 (3.36%) Selenium
3 4 (2.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (2.68%) TestDirector
4 3 (2.01%) Eclipse
4 3 (2.01%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.34%) ClearCase
5 2 (1.34%) GCC
5 2 (1.34%) JUnit
5 2 (1.34%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.34%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (1.34%) Subversion
6 1 (0.67%) Gradle
6 1 (0.67%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.67%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.67%) JMeter
6 1 (0.67%) SilkPerformer
6 1 (0.67%) Toad
General
1 46 (30.87%) Finance
2 14 (9.40%) Telecoms
3 11 (7.38%) Banking
4 9 (6.04%) Retail
5 5 (3.36%) Marketing
6 3 (2.01%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.01%) Local Government
7 2 (1.34%) Avionics
7 2 (1.34%) Electronics
7 2 (1.34%) Law
7 2 (1.34%) Legal
8 1 (0.67%) Automotive
8 1 (0.67%) Back Office
8 1 (0.67%) Billing
8 1 (0.67%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.67%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.67%) French Language
8 1 (0.67%) Publishing
8 1 (0.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (27.52%) Analyst
2 21 (14.09%) Business Analyst
3 20 (13.42%) Architect
4 10 (6.71%) Infrastructure Architect
5 9 (6.04%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 9 (6.04%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (5.37%) Service Architect
7 7 (4.70%) Designer
7 7 (4.70%) Developer
7 7 (4.70%) Project Manager
7 7 (4.70%) UX Designer
8 6 (4.03%) Business Manager
8 6 (4.03%) Chief Operating Officer
8 6 (4.03%) Information Analyst
9 5 (3.36%) DBA
9 5 (3.36%) Quality Manager
9 5 (3.36%) Service Manager
9 5 (3.36%) Software Engineer
9 5 (3.36%) Sourcing Manager
10 4 (2.68%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.71%) Middleware
2 9 (6.04%) Rendezvous
3 8 (5.37%) HTML
3 8 (5.37%) XML
3 8 (5.37%) XSLT
4 5 (3.36%) AngularJS
4 5 (3.36%) Web Services
5 4 (2.68%) CSS
5 4 (2.68%) jQuery
5 4 (2.68%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (1.34%) .NET
6 2 (1.34%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 2 (1.34%) J2EE
6 2 (1.34%) OpenCV
6 2 (1.34%) OpenGL
6 2 (1.34%) REST
7 1 (0.67%) Akka
7 1 (0.67%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.67%) Play Framework
7 1 (0.67%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.42%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.38%) Management Information System
2 11 (7.38%) User Experience
3 10 (6.71%) NHS
4 8 (5.37%) Statistics
5 5 (3.36%) Algorithms
6 4 (2.68%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.01%) Performance Metrics
7 3 (2.01%) Taxonomies
8 2 (1.34%) Artificial Intelligence
8 2 (1.34%) Copywriting
8 2 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.34%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (1.34%) Health Informatics
8 2 (1.34%) Informatics
8 2 (1.34%) Mechatronics
8 2 (1.34%) Reference Data
8 2 (1.34%) Robotics
8 2 (1.34%) VHDL
9 1 (0.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 20 (13.42%) Windows
2 17 (11.41%) Linux
3 11 (7.38%) Solaris
4 5 (3.36%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (22.15%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (16.78%) Data Analysis
3 22 (14.77%) Project Management
4 21 (14.09%) Continuous Improvement
5 17 (11.41%) ITIL
5 17 (11.41%) Performance Tuning
5 17 (11.41%) Use Case
6 16 (10.74%) Service Delivery
7 15 (10.07%) Scrum
7 15 (10.07%) Test Strategy
7 15 (10.07%) User Acceptance Testing
8 14 (9.40%) Migration
9 13 (8.72%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (8.72%) Data Modelling
9 13 (8.72%) Validation
10 12 (8.05%) System Integration Testing
10 12 (8.05%) Test Scripting
10 12 (8.05%) User Stories
10 12 (8.05%) Waterfall
11 11 (7.38%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (27.52%) SQL
2 12 (8.05%) JavaScript
3 11 (7.38%) Java
4 4 (2.68%) C#
4 4 (2.68%) Python
5 3 (2.01%) Perl
5 3 (2.01%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.01%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.01%) VB
6 2 (1.34%) ANSI C
6 2 (1.34%) C
6 2 (1.34%) C++
6 2 (1.34%) MATLAB
6 2 (1.34%) R
7 1 (0.67%) AWK
7 1 (0.67%) Bourne shell
7 1 (0.67%) Erlang
7 1 (0.67%) Korn
7 1 (0.67%) MapBasic
7 1 (0.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 20 (13.42%) Degree
2 11 (7.38%) Security Cleared
3 9 (6.04%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.34%) APMP
5 1 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.67%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.67%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.72%) SLA
2 12 (8.05%) QA
3 2 (1.34%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.34%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.34%) P3O
4 1 (0.67%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (8.05%) Oracle RAC
2 11 (7.38%) Hyper-V
2 11 (7.38%) NFS
2 11 (7.38%) SRDF
2 11 (7.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.71%) KVM
3 10 (6.71%) Xen
4 2 (1.34%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.34%) Cygwin
4 2 (1.34%) Docker
5 1 (0.67%) Veritas File System
5 1 (0.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 5 (3.36%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.01%) Data Guard
2 3 (2.01%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.67%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.67%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 18 (12.08%) Oracle
2 15 (10.07%) Microsoft
3 13 (8.72%) IBM
4 11 (7.38%) Cisco
4 11 (7.38%) EMC
4 11 (7.38%) Intel
4 11 (7.38%) NetApp
4 11 (7.38%) VMware
5 9 (6.04%) DataSynapse
5 9 (6.04%) Sybase
5 9 (6.04%) TIBCO
6 4 (2.68%) Adobe
6 4 (2.68%) Google
6 4 (2.68%) HP
6 4 (2.68%) SAP
7 3 (2.01%) Tableau
7 3 (2.01%) Teradata
8 2 (1.34%) Actix
8 2 (1.34%) Ericsson
9 1 (0.67%) Anite
North West
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £200 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £230 - £231 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Quant Capital
Rate: £450 - £500+ per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oldham
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitive + Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £495.00 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Greater Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £120.00 - £163.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago