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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Benchmarking
UK / England
Rank 529 540 532
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -8
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 50 72 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.18% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 38 44
Median daily rate £481 £405 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.82% +5.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £600 £547
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.75% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 5
Median hourly rate £27.50 £17.04 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.43% -22.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £16.28 £19.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £81.50 £19.41 £44.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £66.25 £20.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year
+231.25% -52.38%

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
34750 39516 38053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.98% 82.86% 79.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 23216 26235 24416
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 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 864 1083 1029
Median hourly rate £36.50 £37.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +41.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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 +26 37 £500 +19.04% 11
South East +7 3 £556 +39.06% 3
East of England +5 3 - - 1
East Midlands +5 3 £420 +281.81%
West Midlands +3 2 £400 - 2
North West +22 1 £538 +65.38% 3
Yorkshire +19 1 £400 -23.80%
Benchmarking
UK

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 (31.08%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (26.35%) SQL
2 39 (26.35%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (24.32%) User Experience
4 34 (22.97%) Java
4 34 (22.97%) Degree
4 34 (22.97%) Analytics
5 33 (22.30%) SQL Server
6 31 (20.95%) Linux
6 31 (20.95%) Finance
6 31 (20.95%) Performance Tuning
7 27 (18.24%) Oracle
8 25 (16.89%) Hadoop
9 24 (16.22%) HBase
10 23 (15.54%) Windows
10 23 (15.54%) LAN
10 23 (15.54%) WAN
11 22 (14.86%) Apache
11 22 (14.86%) JavaScript
11 22 (14.86%) HTML
12 20 (13.51%) Cisco
12 20 (13.51%) Banking
13 19 (12.84%) Unix
13 19 (12.84%) Oracle RAC
14 18 (12.16%) Scrum
15 17 (11.49%) Project Management
15 17 (11.49%) Computer Science
16 16 (10.81%) Middleware
16 16 (10.81%) Microsoft
16 16 (10.81%) Apache Spark

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 22 (14.86%) Apache
2 16 (10.81%) Apache Spark
3 14 (9.46%) Tomcat
4 13 (8.78%) IIS
5 10 (6.76%) Apache Pig
5 10 (6.76%) Oracle Coherence
5 10 (6.76%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 10 (6.76%) WebSphere
6 9 (6.08%) DataSynapse
7 8 (5.41%) Apache Solr
8 6 (4.05%) Cloud Foundry
9 5 (3.38%) SharePoint
10 4 (2.70%) GemFire
11 3 (2.03%) Apache Qpid
11 3 (2.03%) SAS
12 2 (1.35%) Confluence
12 2 (1.35%) nginx
12 2 (1.35%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 15 (10.14%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.76%) MS Office
3 9 (6.08%) MS Visio
3 9 (6.08%) OmniGraffle
4 5 (3.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (2.03%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (1.35%) MS Project
6 2 (1.35%) SPSS
7 1 (0.68%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.68%) Eloqua
1 1 (0.68%) Radian6
1 1 (0.68%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.46%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (6.08%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (6.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.38%) GitHub
3 5 (3.38%) Google Analytics
4 4 (2.70%) Google App Engine
4 4 (2.70%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (2.70%) PaaS
5 3 (2.03%) Office 365
6 1 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.68%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.68%) BlueKai
6 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (15.54%) LAN
1 23 (15.54%) WAN
2 14 (9.46%) SAN
3 13 (8.78%) HTTP
3 13 (8.78%) NAS
4 11 (7.43%) FCoE
4 11 (7.43%) Fibre Channel
4 11 (7.43%) iSCSI
5 10 (6.76%) Multicast
6 8 (5.41%) Internet
6 8 (5.41%) Kerberos
7 3 (2.03%) Firewall
7 3 (2.03%) SNMP
8 1 (0.68%) AMQP
8 1 (0.68%) LDAP
8 1 (0.68%) SMS
8 1 (0.68%) VPN
8 1 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (22.30%) SQL Server
2 25 (16.89%) Hadoop
3 24 (16.22%) HBase
4 15 (10.14%) Big Data
5 14 (9.46%) Apache Hive
6 12 (8.11%) MySQL
7 11 (7.43%) NoSQL
8 10 (6.76%) Apache Cassandra
8 10 (6.76%) Oracle Exadata
9 9 (6.08%) Sqoop
10 8 (5.41%) Apache Zeppelin
11 7 (4.73%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (3.38%) OLTP
13 4 (2.70%) BusinessObjects
14 3 (2.03%) Relational Database
14 3 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 2 (1.35%) Impala
15 2 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 1 (0.68%) QlikView
16 1 (0.68%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 14 (9.46%) Git (software)
2 10 (6.76%) Axure RP
3 9 (6.08%) Jenkins
4 6 (4.05%) JUnit
5 5 (3.38%) Cucumber
5 5 (3.38%) Gradle
5 5 (3.38%) Moq
6 4 (2.70%) Eclipse
6 4 (2.70%) JIRA
6 4 (2.70%) Subversion
7 3 (2.03%) Mercurial
7 3 (2.03%) Selenium
8 2 (1.35%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.68%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.68%) Protractor
9 1 (0.68%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.68%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.68%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.68%) WebDriver
General
1 31 (20.95%) Finance
2 20 (13.51%) Banking
3 7 (4.73%) Legal
4 6 (4.05%) Marketing
5 5 (3.38%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.38%) Retail
6 3 (2.03%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.35%) Advertising
7 2 (1.35%) Local Government
7 2 (1.35%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.68%) Billing
8 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.68%) French Language
8 1 (0.68%) Front Office
8 1 (0.68%) Publishing
8 1 (0.68%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (19.59%) Architect
2 26 (17.57%) Analyst
3 16 (10.81%) Developer
4 14 (9.46%) Business Analyst
4 14 (9.46%) Infrastructure Architect
5 11 (7.43%) Designer
5 11 (7.43%) UX Designer
6 10 (6.76%) User Researcher
7 8 (5.41%) Administrator
8 7 (4.73%) Data Administrator
8 7 (4.73%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (4.73%) Technical Architect
9 6 (4.05%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 6 (4.05%) Java Developer
9 6 (4.05%) Process Analyst
9 6 (4.05%) Senior Developer
9 6 (4.05%) User Experience Researcher
10 5 (3.38%) .NET Architect
10 5 (3.38%) Project Manager
10 5 (3.38%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (14.86%) HTML
2 16 (10.81%) Middleware
3 14 (9.46%) XML
4 13 (8.78%) Kafka
5 10 (6.76%) AngularJS
5 10 (6.76%) RESTful
6 9 (6.08%) Rendezvous
6 9 (6.08%) XSLT
7 8 (5.41%) Apache Tez
7 8 (5.41%) CSS
7 8 (5.41%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 7 (4.73%) HTML5
8 7 (4.73%) JSON
9 6 (4.05%) .NET
9 6 (4.05%) Spring
9 6 (4.05%) Web Services
10 5 (3.38%) ASP.NET
10 5 (3.38%) SAML
10 5 (3.38%) WCF
11 4 (2.70%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 39 (26.35%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (24.32%) User Experience
3 17 (11.49%) Computer Science
4 11 (7.43%) Management Information System
5 9 (6.08%) Grid Computing
6 7 (4.73%) NHS
7 6 (4.05%) Mobile App
7 6 (4.05%) Virtual Team
8 5 (3.38%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (3.38%) Online Banking
8 5 (3.38%) Taxonomies
9 4 (2.70%) Clustering
9 4 (2.70%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (2.03%) Algorithms
10 3 (2.03%) Animation
10 3 (2.03%) Credit Risk
10 3 (2.03%) Data Centre
10 3 (2.03%) Digital Media
10 3 (2.03%) Fintech
10 3 (2.03%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 31 (20.95%) Linux
2 23 (15.54%) Windows
3 19 (12.84%) Unix
4 13 (8.78%) Solaris
5 4 (2.70%) Windows Server
6 3 (2.03%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.03%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.68%) Android
8 1 (0.68%) CentOS
8 1 (0.68%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.68%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (31.08%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (22.97%) Analytics
3 31 (20.95%) Performance Tuning
4 18 (12.16%) Scrum
5 17 (11.49%) Project Management
6 15 (10.14%) Usability Testing
7 14 (9.46%) Anthropology
7 14 (9.46%) High Availability
7 14 (9.46%) Psychology
8 13 (8.78%) Open Source
9 12 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (7.43%) BDD
10 11 (7.43%) DevOps
10 11 (7.43%) Translating Business Requirements
10 11 (7.43%) Wireframes
11 10 (6.76%) Configuration Management
11 10 (6.76%) Service Design
11 10 (6.76%) TDD
12 9 (6.08%) Software Engineering
12 9 (6.08%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 39 (26.35%) SQL
2 34 (22.97%) Java
3 22 (14.86%) JavaScript
4 13 (8.78%) C
5 9 (6.08%) C++
6 7 (4.73%) T-SQL
7 6 (4.05%) C#
8 5 (3.38%) Shell Script
8 5 (3.38%) TypeScript
9 3 (2.03%) SPARQL
10 2 (1.35%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.35%) R
10 2 (1.35%) VBA
11 1 (0.68%) Perl
11 1 (0.68%) PHP
11 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.68%) Python
11 1 (0.68%) Scala
11 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 34 (22.97%) Degree
2 7 (4.73%) ISEB
2 7 (4.73%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.38%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.68%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.68%) MBA
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.68%) PhD
4 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.43%) QA
2 8 (5.41%) Data Quality
3 5 (3.38%) Actionable Recommendations
4 4 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.68%) COBIT
5 1 (0.68%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.68%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (12.84%) Oracle RAC
2 15 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (8.78%) HDFS
4 11 (7.43%) Hyper-V
4 11 (7.43%) NFS
4 11 (7.43%) SRDF
5 10 (6.76%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 10 (6.76%) KVM
5 10 (6.76%) Xen
6 9 (6.08%) Apache Flume
7 7 (4.73%) Active Directory
8 3 (2.03%) Shibboleth
9 2 (1.35%) Docker
9 2 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.68%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 9 (6.08%) Ambari
1 9 (6.08%) Hadoop YARN
1 9 (6.08%) Oozie
2 5 (3.38%) Tivoli
3 3 (2.03%) Ansible
3 3 (2.03%) Puppet
4 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.35%) OpenAM
4 2 (1.35%) OpenView
4 2 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.35%) SCCM
5 1 (0.68%) Grafana
5 1 (0.68%) Graphite
5 1 (0.68%) Kibana
5 1 (0.68%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.68%) logstash
5 1 (0.68%) StatsD
Vendors
1 27 (18.24%) Oracle
2 20 (13.51%) Cisco
3 16 (10.81%) Microsoft
4 15 (10.14%) VMware
5 13 (8.78%) Teradata
6 12 (8.11%) IBM
6 12 (8.11%) Intel
7 11 (7.43%) EMC
7 11 (7.43%) NetApp
8 10 (6.76%) Sybase
8 10 (6.76%) TIBCO
9 9 (6.08%) Google
9 9 (6.08%) Hortonworks
10 5 (3.38%) Adobe
11 4 (2.70%) AppDynamics
11 4 (2.70%) Red Hat
12 3 (2.03%) Cognos
12 3 (2.03%) MuleSoft
13 2 (1.35%) Citrix
13 2 (1.35%) SAP