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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Benchmarking
Rank 501 481 488
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +7
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 99 107 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.21% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.27% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 61 53
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£420 £350 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -39.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £170 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £575 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £228 £450
% change year-on-year
+84.61% -49.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 £28.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.85% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.80 £29.35 -
% change year-on-year
-42.75% -
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
42104 39098 36285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 78.15% 76.38% 75.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 27971 24690 22740
Average daily rate £425 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1134 1102 1016
Average hourly rate £31.44 £23.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.69% -23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -5 47 £425 -7.10% 17
Yorkshire -23 15 £512 +140.70% 4
East of England +13 11 £475 +7.34%
South East -25 10 £420 +24.44% 3
West Midlands +8 8 £400 +92.77% 2
North West -23 4 £475 +96.89%
South West -20 3 £263 +40.00% 1
East Midlands -12 1 - -
Benchmarking
UK

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (32.20%) Finance
2 45 (25.42%) SQL
3 40 (22.60%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (20.90%) Project Management
5 35 (19.77%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (17.51%) Data Analysis
7 27 (15.25%) Linux
8 26 (14.69%) SQL Server
9 25 (14.12%) Banking
10 24 (13.56%) Business Intelligence
11 23 (12.99%) Degree
12 22 (12.43%) Analytics
12 22 (12.43%) MS Excel
13 20 (11.30%) Windows
14 19 (10.73%) SLA
14 19 (10.73%) Scrum
14 19 (10.73%) Change Management
14 19 (10.73%) Performance Management
15 18 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
15 18 (10.17%) MS PowerPoint
15 18 (10.17%) UNIX
16 17 (9.60%) Data Warehouse
16 17 (9.60%) VMware
17 16 (9.04%) CRM
17 16 (9.04%) Perl
17 16 (9.04%) Microsoft
17 16 (9.04%) Business Development
17 16 (9.04%) Waterfall
18 15 (8.47%) Computer Science
18 15 (8.47%) Use Case

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 12 (6.78%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.52%) WebSphere
3 7 (3.95%) Oracle Coherence
3 7 (3.95%) IIS
4 6 (3.39%) Apache
4 6 (3.39%) Tomcat
4 6 (3.39%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 6 (3.39%) Apache Solr
5 3 (1.69%) SAS
6 2 (1.13%) JBoss
6 2 (1.13%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.13%) CMS
6 2 (1.13%) Kinematics
7 1 (0.56%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.56%) Lync
7 1 (0.56%) Node.js
7 1 (0.56%) WordPress
7 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 22 (12.43%) MS Excel
2 18 (10.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (2.82%) MS Office
4 2 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.13%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.56%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.56%) MS Project
5 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.39%) Fredhopper
2 5 (2.82%) RMDS
3 2 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.13%) SAP SRM
3 2 (1.13%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.56%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.82%) SaaS
2 4 (2.26%) PaaS
2 4 (2.26%) IaaS
3 3 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.56%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.56%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.56%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.91%) HTTP
2 13 (7.34%) SAN
3 12 (6.78%) NAS
4 10 (5.65%) Internet
5 9 (5.08%) RTP
6 8 (4.52%) TCP/IP
6 8 (4.52%) WAN
6 8 (4.52%) LAN
7 7 (3.95%) FCoE
7 7 (3.95%) Fibre Channel
7 7 (3.95%) Multicast
8 6 (3.39%) iSCSI
9 3 (1.69%) HSPA
9 3 (1.69%) LTE
9 3 (1.69%) NFC
9 3 (1.69%) 3GPP
9 3 (1.69%) GPRS
9 3 (1.69%) GSM
9 3 (1.69%) WCDMA
9 3 (1.69%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (14.69%) SQL Server
2 17 (9.60%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (7.91%) Hadoop
4 12 (6.78%) Relational Database
5 9 (5.08%) MS Access
6 8 (4.52%) Big Data
7 7 (3.95%) HBase
7 7 (3.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (3.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (3.39%) MySQL
9 5 (2.82%) SAP BW
10 3 (1.69%) DB2
10 3 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (1.13%) Data Mining
11 2 (1.13%) QlikView
11 2 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (1.13%) Apache Hive
12 1 (0.56%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 6 (3.39%) Git (software)
1 6 (3.39%) JIRA
2 4 (2.26%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.26%) JMeter
3 3 (1.69%) Subversion
3 3 (1.69%) JUnit
4 2 (1.13%) ClearCase
4 2 (1.13%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.13%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.13%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (1.13%) GCC
4 2 (1.13%) FishEye
4 2 (1.13%) Selenium
5 1 (0.56%) Calabash
5 1 (0.56%) Grunt
5 1 (0.56%) PhantomJS
5 1 (0.56%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (0.56%) CasperJS
5 1 (0.56%) Jasmine
General
1 57 (32.20%) Finance
2 25 (14.12%) Banking
3 14 (7.91%) Legal
4 12 (6.78%) Marketing
5 10 (5.65%) Retail
6 7 (3.95%) Law
7 6 (3.39%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.69%) Publishing
8 3 (1.69%) Games
8 3 (1.69%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.13%) German Language
9 2 (1.13%) Avionics
9 2 (1.13%) Electronics
10 1 (0.56%) Advertising
10 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.56%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.56%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (29.38%) Analyst
2 22 (12.43%) Business Analyst
3 20 (11.30%) Developer
4 14 (7.91%) Project Manager
5 9 (5.08%) Senior Analyst
6 7 (3.95%) Data Analyst
6 7 (3.95%) Architect
7 6 (3.39%) Delivery Manager
7 6 (3.39%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 6 (3.39%) Vendor Manager
8 5 (2.82%) Agile Business Analyst
8 5 (2.82%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 5 (2.82%) MI Analyst
8 5 (2.82%) Performance Analyst
8 5 (2.82%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (2.82%) Infrastructure Manager
8 5 (2.82%) Consultant
8 5 (2.82%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (2.26%) Commercial Manager
9 4 (2.26%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.91%) .NET
2 13 (7.34%) HTML
3 11 (6.21%) XML
4 6 (3.39%) XSLT
4 6 (3.39%) CSS
4 6 (3.39%) Rendezvous
4 6 (3.39%) Middleware
5 5 (2.82%) ASP.NET
5 5 (2.82%) Ultra Messaging
6 4 (2.26%) HTML5
6 4 (2.26%) JMX
6 4 (2.26%) jQuery
7 3 (1.69%) J2EE
7 3 (1.69%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.13%) OpenCV
8 2 (1.13%) Struts
8 2 (1.13%) OpenGL
8 2 (1.13%) WPF
8 2 (1.13%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 2 (1.13%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 40 (22.60%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (8.47%) Computer Science
3 13 (7.34%) Management Information System
4 12 (6.78%) User Experience
5 11 (6.21%) NHS
6 8 (4.52%) Device Driver
7 6 (3.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (3.39%) Taxonomies
7 6 (3.39%) iPad
7 6 (3.39%) Data Integration
8 5 (2.82%) Proteomics
8 5 (2.82%) Visualisation
9 4 (2.26%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.69%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.69%) Mobile Banking
10 3 (1.69%) Copywriting
10 3 (1.69%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (1.69%) Freedom of Information
11 2 (1.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 2 (1.13%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 27 (15.25%) Linux
2 20 (11.30%) Windows
3 18 (10.17%) UNIX
4 8 (4.52%) FreeBSD
5 7 (3.95%) Solaris
6 1 (0.56%) Android
6 1 (0.56%) CentOS
6 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (20.90%) Project Management
2 35 (19.77%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (17.51%) Data Analysis
4 24 (13.56%) Business Intelligence
5 22 (12.43%) Analytics
6 19 (10.73%) Performance Management
6 19 (10.73%) Change Management
6 19 (10.73%) Scrum
7 18 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (9.04%) CRM
8 16 (9.04%) Business Development
8 16 (9.04%) Waterfall
9 15 (8.47%) Use Case
9 15 (8.47%) Migration
10 14 (7.91%) User Stories
11 13 (7.34%) Test Strategy
11 13 (7.34%) Performance Tuning
11 13 (7.34%) Performance Testing
11 13 (7.34%) Service Delivery
11 13 (7.34%) UML
Programming Languages
1 45 (25.42%) SQL
2 16 (9.04%) Perl
3 15 (8.47%) C
3 15 (8.47%) JavaScript
4 13 (7.34%) Python
5 12 (6.78%) Java
6 7 (3.95%) C#
6 7 (3.95%) C++
7 5 (2.82%) T-SQL
7 5 (2.82%) R
8 4 (2.26%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.69%) VBA
10 2 (1.13%) ANSI C
10 2 (1.13%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.13%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.56%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.56%) VBScript
11 1 (0.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 23 (12.99%) Degree
2 7 (3.95%) PMP
2 7 (3.95%) PMI Certification
3 5 (2.82%) PhD
3 5 (2.82%) CCNA
3 5 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (2.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (2.26%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.13%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.56%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.56%) HNC
6 1 (0.56%) ISEB
6 1 (0.56%) APMP
6 1 (0.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (10.73%) SLA
2 12 (6.78%) QA
3 2 (1.13%) P3O
3 2 (1.13%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.13%) COBIT
4 1 (0.56%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (6.21%) VMware Infrastructure
1 11 (6.21%) KVM
2 7 (3.95%) NFS
2 7 (3.95%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (3.95%) SRDF
3 6 (3.39%) Xen
3 6 (3.39%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.82%) vSphere
4 5 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.69%) Active Directory
6 2 (1.13%) Cygwin
7 1 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.56%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.56%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (2.26%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (1.69%) Iperf
3 2 (1.13%) Oozie
3 2 (1.13%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.13%) Puppet
4 1 (0.56%) Ambari
4 1 (0.56%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 17 (9.60%) VMware
2 16 (9.04%) Microsoft
3 11 (6.21%) Oracle
4 8 (4.52%) Cisco
4 8 (4.52%) Intel
5 7 (3.95%) NetApp
5 7 (3.95%) EMC
5 7 (3.95%) Sybase
6 6 (3.39%) SAP
6 6 (3.39%) IBM
6 6 (3.39%) Endeca
6 6 (3.39%) TIBCO
6 6 (3.39%) DataSynapse
7 3 (1.69%) Tableau
7 3 (1.69%) Adobe
7 3 (1.69%) Cognos
7 3 (1.69%) CA
8 2 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.13%) Google
9 1 (0.56%) Netezza
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