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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Benchmarking
Rank 520 537 544
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +7
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 83 84 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.20% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 46 47
Median daily rate £450 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £290 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £665 £487 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £395 £369
% change year-on-year
-2.53% +7.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
Median hourly rate £63.25 £20.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+216.25% -47.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.70 £16.87 £23.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.00 £32.80 £51.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £95.00 £26.05 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+264.75% -31.09%
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
37964 41054 39822
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.80% 81.51% 77.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 25471 27018 26370
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 997 1215 1133
Median hourly rate £28.00 £29.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.08% +18.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

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 10 December 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
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 10 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Benchmarking within the England region over the 3 months to 10 December 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 43 £525 +35.48% 10
South East +23 21 £398 +50.00% 3
North West -6 10 £325 -21.21% 1
West Midlands -14 4 £385 -3.75%
East Midlands - 2 £513 - 1
South West +7 1 £350 -26.31% 2
East of England +1 1 - - 1
North East -29 1 £425 -5.55%
Benchmarking
UK

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 82 (39.23%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (33.01%) SQL
3 55 (26.32%) Finance
4 54 (25.84%) Linux
5 48 (22.97%) Java
6 47 (22.49%) Degree
7 46 (22.01%) Analytics
7 46 (22.01%) Performance Tuning
8 43 (20.57%) Analytical Skills
9 41 (19.62%) SQL Server
9 41 (19.62%) User Experience
10 40 (19.14%) Oracle
11 39 (18.66%) Windows
12 34 (16.27%) Hadoop
12 34 (16.27%) HBase
13 32 (15.31%) Apache
13 32 (15.31%) LAN
13 32 (15.31%) WAN
14 31 (14.83%) Cisco
15 30 (14.35%) VMware
15 30 (14.35%) Banking
16 29 (13.88%) Middleware
16 29 (13.88%) VMware Infrastructure
17 28 (13.40%) Solaris
18 27 (12.92%) Scrum
18 27 (12.92%) MS Excel
18 27 (12.92%) JavaScript
18 27 (12.92%) Oracle RAC
19 26 (12.44%) HTML
19 26 (12.44%) Project Management

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 32 (15.31%) Apache
2 25 (11.96%) Tomcat
3 19 (9.09%) Apache Spark
4 18 (8.61%) IIS
4 18 (8.61%) Oracle Coherence
4 18 (8.61%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 18 (8.61%) WebSphere
5 10 (4.78%) SharePoint
6 8 (3.83%) Apache Pig
6 8 (3.83%) Apache Solr
6 8 (3.83%) Cloud Foundry
7 7 (3.35%) GemFire
8 6 (2.87%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.44%) Apache Qpid
9 3 (1.44%) SAS
10 2 (0.96%) CMS
10 2 (0.96%) Confluence
10 2 (0.96%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.48%) nginx
Applications
1 27 (12.92%) MS Excel
2 15 (7.18%) MS Office
3 13 (6.22%) OmniGraffle
4 11 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (4.78%) MS Visio
6 6 (2.87%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (1.44%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.96%) SPSS
9 1 (0.48%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.48%) HipChat
9 1 (0.48%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.96%) Sprinklr
2 1 (0.48%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.48%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.48%) Radian6
2 1 (0.48%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (4.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (4.31%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (3.35%) GitHub
4 7 (3.35%) PaaS
5 6 (2.87%) Google Analytics
6 5 (2.39%) Office 365
7 2 (0.96%) SaaS
8 1 (0.48%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.48%) BlueKai
Communications & Networking
1 32 (15.31%) LAN
1 32 (15.31%) WAN
2 23 (11.00%) SAN
3 22 (10.53%) FCoE
3 22 (10.53%) Fibre Channel
3 22 (10.53%) iSCSI
3 22 (10.53%) NAS
4 21 (10.05%) HTTP
4 21 (10.05%) Multicast
5 13 (6.22%) Internet
6 8 (3.83%) Kerberos
7 4 (1.91%) Firewall
7 4 (1.91%) LDAP
8 3 (1.44%) SNMP
9 2 (0.96%) GSM
9 2 (0.96%) Intranet
9 2 (0.96%) LTE
9 2 (0.96%) NetScaler
9 2 (0.96%) UMTS
9 2 (0.96%) XCAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (19.62%) SQL Server
2 34 (16.27%) Hadoop
2 34 (16.27%) HBase
3 20 (9.57%) Big Data
4 16 (7.66%) Apache Hive
4 16 (7.66%) MySQL
5 13 (6.22%) OLTP
6 12 (5.74%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (5.74%) NoSQL
7 10 (4.78%) Apache Cassandra
7 10 (4.78%) Oracle Exadata
8 9 (4.31%) Sqoop
9 8 (3.83%) Apache Zeppelin
9 8 (3.83%) Relational Database
10 4 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.96%) DB2
11 2 (0.96%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.96%) MS Access
11 2 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 20 (9.57%) Git (software)
2 15 (7.18%) Axure RP
2 15 (7.18%) Jenkins
3 9 (4.31%) Gradle
3 9 (4.31%) JUnit
4 8 (3.83%) Cucumber
5 7 (3.35%) Eclipse
5 7 (3.35%) Selenium
6 5 (2.39%) Moq
7 4 (1.91%) JIRA
7 4 (1.91%) SoapUI
8 3 (1.44%) Maven
9 2 (0.96%) PHPUnit
9 2 (0.96%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.48%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.48%) JMeter
10 1 (0.48%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.48%) Subversion
10 1 (0.48%) WebDriver
General
1 55 (26.32%) Finance
2 30 (14.35%) Banking
3 14 (6.70%) Marketing
4 10 (4.78%) Legal
5 8 (3.83%) Retail
5 8 (3.83%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.39%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.91%) Advertising
7 4 (1.91%) Publishing
8 3 (1.44%) Back Office
8 3 (1.44%) Local Government
9 2 (0.96%) Games
10 1 (0.48%) Automotive
10 1 (0.48%) Billing
10 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.48%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (20.57%) Architect
2 35 (16.75%) Analyst
3 28 (13.40%) Infrastructure Architect
4 16 (7.66%) Business Analyst
4 16 (7.66%) Designer
5 15 (7.18%) UX Designer
6 14 (6.70%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 14 (6.70%) Solutions Architect
7 11 (5.26%) Developer
8 9 (4.31%) User Researcher
9 8 (3.83%) Administrator
10 7 (3.35%) Data Administrator
10 7 (3.35%) IT Manager
10 7 (3.35%) Java Developer
10 7 (3.35%) Lead Developer
10 7 (3.35%) Senior Developer
10 7 (3.35%) Team Leader
11 6 (2.87%) Java Team Leader
11 6 (2.87%) Senior Java Developer
11 6 (2.87%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (13.88%) Middleware
2 26 (12.44%) HTML
3 25 (11.96%) XML
4 16 (7.66%) Rendezvous
4 16 (7.66%) XSLT
5 15 (7.18%) Kafka
6 11 (5.26%) JSON
6 11 (5.26%) RESTful
6 11 (5.26%) Spring
7 9 (4.31%) SAML
8 8 (3.83%) AngularJS
8 8 (3.83%) Apache Tez
8 8 (3.83%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 7 (3.35%) CSS
9 7 (3.35%) HTML5
9 7 (3.35%) Node.js
9 7 (3.35%) Spring Boot
10 6 (2.87%) .NET
10 6 (2.87%) Spring Integration
10 6 (2.87%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 43 (20.57%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (19.62%) User Experience
3 21 (10.05%) Management Information System
4 16 (7.66%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (5.74%) Psychology
6 10 (4.78%) Computer Science
6 10 (4.78%) NHS
7 9 (4.31%) Grid Computing
7 9 (4.31%) Statistics
7 9 (4.31%) Virtual Team
8 8 (3.83%) Algorithms
9 7 (3.35%) Copywriting
10 6 (2.87%) Inversion of Control
10 6 (2.87%) Mobile App
10 6 (2.87%) Mobile Payment
10 6 (2.87%) PKI
10 6 (2.87%) Taxonomies
10 6 (2.87%) Visualisation
11 5 (2.39%) Mobile Banking
11 5 (2.39%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 54 (25.84%) Linux
2 39 (18.66%) Windows
3 28 (13.40%) Solaris
4 25 (11.96%) Unix
5 6 (2.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (2.87%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.44%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.44%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.96%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (0.96%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.48%) Android
9 1 (0.48%) CentOS
9 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (39.23%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (22.01%) Analytics
2 46 (22.01%) Performance Tuning
3 27 (12.92%) Scrum
4 26 (12.44%) Project Management
5 22 (10.53%) Usability Testing
6 20 (9.57%) Business Intelligence
7 19 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
7 19 (9.09%) Wireframes
8 17 (8.13%) Open Source
8 17 (8.13%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (7.66%) High Availability
9 16 (7.66%) Web Analytics
10 15 (7.18%) Service Delivery
10 15 (7.18%) Translating Business Requirements
11 14 (6.70%) Data Analysis
11 14 (6.70%) ITIL
11 14 (6.70%) MapReduce
12 13 (6.22%) BDD
12 13 (6.22%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 69 (33.01%) SQL
2 48 (22.97%) Java
3 27 (12.92%) JavaScript
4 14 (6.70%) C
5 11 (5.26%) C++
6 7 (3.35%) C#
6 7 (3.35%) Python
6 7 (3.35%) Shell Script
7 6 (2.87%) T-SQL
8 5 (2.39%) TypeScript
9 4 (1.91%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.91%) R
10 3 (1.44%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.44%) SPARQL
10 3 (1.44%) VB
11 2 (0.96%) MapBasic
11 2 (0.96%) Scala
12 1 (0.48%) Perl
12 1 (0.48%) PHP
12 1 (0.48%) VBA
Qualifications
1 47 (22.49%) Degree
2 12 (5.74%) Security Cleared
3 9 (4.31%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.35%) ISEB
5 3 (1.44%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.44%) PMP
6 2 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.96%) MCITP
6 2 (0.96%) MCSA
6 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.48%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.48%) CIPD
7 1 (0.48%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.13%) QA
2 6 (2.87%) Data Quality
2 6 (2.87%) SLA
3 4 (1.91%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.44%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.96%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.48%) COBIT
6 1 (0.48%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.48%) P3O
6 1 (0.48%) PMBOK
System Software
1 29 (13.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (12.92%) Oracle RAC
3 23 (11.00%) Hyper-V
4 22 (10.53%) NFS
4 22 (10.53%) SRDF
5 21 (10.05%) KVM
5 21 (10.05%) Xen
6 16 (7.66%) Active Directory
7 15 (7.18%) HDFS
8 11 (5.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 9 (4.31%) Apache Flume
10 7 (3.35%) Docker
11 6 (2.87%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (1.91%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (1.44%) Shibboleth
14 2 (0.96%) XenDesktop
15 1 (0.48%) VirtualBox
15 1 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (4.31%) Ambari
1 9 (4.31%) Oozie
1 9 (4.31%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (3.83%) Hadoop YARN
3 7 (3.35%) Tivoli
4 6 (2.87%) OpenView
4 6 (2.87%) SCCM
5 2 (0.96%) Ansible
5 2 (0.96%) Puppet
6 1 (0.48%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (0.48%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 40 (19.14%) Oracle
2 31 (14.83%) Cisco
3 30 (14.35%) VMware
4 24 (11.48%) IBM
4 24 (11.48%) Microsoft
5 23 (11.00%) Intel
6 22 (10.53%) EMC
6 22 (10.53%) NetApp
7 17 (8.13%) Sybase
8 16 (7.66%) DataSynapse
8 16 (7.66%) TIBCO
9 11 (5.26%) Teradata
10 9 (4.31%) Hortonworks
11 7 (3.35%) Adobe
11 7 (3.35%) Red Hat
12 6 (2.87%) AppDynamics
12 6 (2.87%) BMC
12 6 (2.87%) Google
12 6 (2.87%) Sun
13 4 (1.91%) KANA
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