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 January 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 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Benchmarking
UK / England
Rank 517 533 500
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -33
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 51 57 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.15% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 33 56
Median daily rate £531 £410 £439
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.57% -6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £765 £483 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £419
% change year-on-year
- -4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 4
Median hourly rate £63.25 £17.04 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+271.29% -18.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.20 £16.28 £19.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.00 £19.41 £48.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £95.00 £17.04 £42.00
% change year-on-year
+457.67% -59.44%

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
34228 37564 35753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.41% 82.01% 78.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 22833 24718 23381
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 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 836 1096 958
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 January 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 January 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 January 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 +18 35 £575 +43.75% 5
South East +11 7 £500 +26.58% 1
North West +17 5 £400 -8.57% 1
West Midlands -9 3 £375 -6.25%
East Midlands 0 1 - -
Benchmarking
UK

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 59 (37.34%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (33.54%) SQL
3 42 (26.58%) Degree
4 41 (25.95%) Linux
5 40 (25.32%) Java
5 40 (25.32%) Analytical Skills
6 36 (22.78%) Finance
6 36 (22.78%) Analytics
7 34 (21.52%) Performance Tuning
8 33 (20.89%) User Experience
9 31 (19.62%) Oracle
9 31 (19.62%) SQL Server
10 29 (18.35%) Hadoop
11 27 (17.09%) HBase
12 26 (16.46%) Unix
13 25 (15.82%) Windows
14 24 (15.19%) Apache
15 23 (14.56%) Microsoft
16 22 (13.92%) MS Excel
17 21 (13.29%) LAN
17 21 (13.29%) WAN
17 21 (13.29%) JavaScript
17 21 (13.29%) Apache Spark
18 20 (12.66%) HTML
18 20 (12.66%) Cisco
18 20 (12.66%) Scrum
18 20 (12.66%) Big Data
19 19 (12.03%) Oracle RAC
19 19 (12.03%) Middleware
20 18 (11.39%) 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 24 (15.19%) Apache
2 21 (13.29%) Apache Spark
3 17 (10.76%) Tomcat
4 11 (6.96%) IIS
5 10 (6.33%) Apache Pig
5 10 (6.33%) Oracle Coherence
5 10 (6.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 10 (6.33%) WebSphere
6 9 (5.70%) Cloud Foundry
7 8 (5.06%) Apache Solr
7 8 (5.06%) SharePoint
8 7 (4.43%) GemFire
9 6 (3.80%) WebLogic
10 4 (2.53%) SAS
11 3 (1.90%) Apache Qpid
12 2 (1.27%) CMS
12 2 (1.27%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.63%) Confluence
13 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.63%) nginx
Applications
1 22 (13.92%) MS Excel
2 14 (8.86%) MS Office
3 10 (6.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (5.70%) MS Visio
5 8 (5.06%) OmniGraffle
6 4 (2.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (1.90%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (1.90%) SPSS
8 2 (1.27%) MS Project
9 1 (0.63%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Sprinklr
2 1 (0.63%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.63%) Radian6
2 1 (0.63%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.59%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (6.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (5.70%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (4.43%) GitHub
4 7 (4.43%) PaaS
5 5 (3.16%) Office 365
6 4 (2.53%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.63%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.63%) BlueKai
7 1 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (13.29%) LAN
1 21 (13.29%) WAN
2 13 (8.23%) HTTP
3 12 (7.59%) SAN
4 11 (6.96%) FCoE
4 11 (6.96%) Fibre Channel
4 11 (6.96%) iSCSI
4 11 (6.96%) NAS
5 10 (6.33%) Multicast
6 8 (5.06%) Internet
6 8 (5.06%) Kerberos
7 4 (2.53%) Firewall
7 4 (2.53%) LDAP
8 3 (1.90%) SNMP
9 2 (1.27%) Intranet
10 1 (0.63%) AMQP
10 1 (0.63%) SMS
10 1 (0.63%) VPN
10 1 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (19.62%) SQL Server
2 29 (18.35%) Hadoop
3 27 (17.09%) HBase
4 20 (12.66%) Big Data
5 18 (11.39%) Apache Hive
6 16 (10.13%) MySQL
7 12 (7.59%) NoSQL
7 12 (7.59%) OLTP
8 11 (6.96%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (6.33%) Apache Cassandra
9 10 (6.33%) Oracle Exadata
10 9 (5.70%) Sqoop
11 8 (5.06%) Apache Zeppelin
12 4 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (1.90%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (1.90%) Relational Database
13 3 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 2 (1.27%) Impala
14 2 (1.27%) MongoDB
14 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (11.39%) Git (software)
2 15 (9.49%) Jenkins
3 9 (5.70%) Axure RP
3 9 (5.70%) Gradle
3 9 (5.70%) JUnit
4 7 (4.43%) Cucumber
4 7 (4.43%) Eclipse
5 6 (3.80%) Selenium
6 5 (3.16%) Moq
7 4 (2.53%) SoapUI
8 3 (1.90%) JIRA
8 3 (1.90%) Maven
9 2 (1.27%) PHPUnit
10 1 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.63%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.63%) JSUnit
10 1 (0.63%) Protractor
10 1 (0.63%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.63%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.63%) WebDriver
General
1 36 (22.78%) Finance
2 16 (10.13%) Banking
3 11 (6.96%) Marketing
4 8 (5.06%) Retail
5 6 (3.80%) Legal
6 5 (3.16%) Investment Banking
7 4 (2.53%) Advertising
7 4 (2.53%) Publishing
7 4 (2.53%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.90%) Local Government
9 2 (1.27%) Back Office
9 2 (1.27%) Games
9 2 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.63%) Automotive
10 1 (0.63%) Billing
10 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.63%) Front Office
10 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.63%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (19.62%) Analyst
1 31 (19.62%) Architect
2 17 (10.76%) Infrastructure Architect
3 13 (8.23%) Business Analyst
4 12 (7.59%) Developer
5 10 (6.33%) Designer
5 10 (6.33%) UX Designer
6 9 (5.70%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 9 (5.70%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (5.06%) Administrator
7 8 (5.06%) User Researcher
8 7 (4.43%) Data Administrator
8 7 (4.43%) Data Analyst
8 7 (4.43%) Java Developer
8 7 (4.43%) Lead Developer
8 7 (4.43%) Senior Developer
8 7 (4.43%) Team Leader
8 7 (4.43%) User Experience Researcher
9 6 (3.80%) Senior Java Developer
9 6 (3.80%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (12.66%) HTML
2 19 (12.03%) Middleware
3 17 (10.76%) XML
4 15 (9.49%) Kafka
5 11 (6.96%) Spring
6 10 (6.33%) JSON
6 10 (6.33%) RESTful
7 9 (5.70%) Rendezvous
7 9 (5.70%) SAML
7 9 (5.70%) XSLT
8 8 (5.06%) Apache Tez
8 8 (5.06%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 7 (4.43%) AngularJS
9 7 (4.43%) CSS
9 7 (4.43%) HTML5
9 7 (4.43%) Node.js
9 7 (4.43%) Spring Boot
10 6 (3.80%) .NET
10 6 (3.80%) J2EE
10 6 (3.80%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 40 (25.32%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (20.89%) User Experience
3 17 (10.76%) Management Information System
4 13 (8.23%) Computer Science
5 9 (5.70%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (5.70%) Grid Computing
6 8 (5.06%) Visualisation
7 7 (4.43%) NHS
8 6 (3.80%) Mobile App
8 6 (3.80%) Mobile Payment
8 6 (3.80%) PKI
8 6 (3.80%) Virtual Team
9 5 (3.16%) Inversion of Control
9 5 (3.16%) Online Banking
9 5 (3.16%) Statistics
10 4 (2.53%) Algorithms
10 4 (2.53%) Taxonomies
11 3 (1.90%) Data Centre
11 3 (1.90%) Digital Media
11 3 (1.90%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 41 (25.95%) Linux
2 26 (16.46%) Unix
3 25 (15.82%) Windows
4 17 (10.76%) Solaris
5 6 (3.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (3.16%) Windows 7
7 4 (2.53%) Windows Server
7 4 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.27%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.63%) Android
9 1 (0.63%) CentOS
9 1 (0.63%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.63%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (37.34%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (22.78%) Analytics
3 34 (21.52%) Performance Tuning
4 20 (12.66%) Scrum
5 18 (11.39%) Project Management
6 17 (10.76%) Open Source
6 17 (10.76%) Usability Testing
7 16 (10.13%) High Availability
7 16 (10.13%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (9.49%) Continuous Improvement
9 13 (8.23%) BDD
9 13 (8.23%) Translating Business Requirements
10 12 (7.59%) Anthropology
10 12 (7.59%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (7.59%) Psychology
10 12 (7.59%) Service Delivery
10 12 (7.59%) TDD
11 11 (6.96%) DevOps
11 11 (6.96%) Web Analytics
12 10 (6.33%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 53 (33.54%) SQL
2 40 (25.32%) Java
3 21 (13.29%) JavaScript
4 13 (8.23%) C
5 11 (6.96%) C++
6 7 (4.43%) Shell Script
6 7 (4.43%) T-SQL
7 6 (3.80%) C#
8 5 (3.16%) TypeScript
9 4 (2.53%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.90%) Python
10 3 (1.90%) SPARQL
10 3 (1.90%) VBA
11 2 (1.27%) R
11 2 (1.27%) Scala
12 1 (0.63%) Perl
12 1 (0.63%) PHP
12 1 (0.63%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 42 (26.58%) Degree
2 9 (5.70%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.43%) ISEB
4 6 (3.80%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.63%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.63%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.63%) PMP
5 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.23%) QA
2 9 (5.70%) Data Quality
3 4 (2.53%) Actionable Recommendations
4 3 (1.90%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.63%) COBIT
5 1 (0.63%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.63%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.63%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.63%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (12.03%) Oracle RAC
2 17 (10.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (9.49%) Active Directory
3 15 (9.49%) HDFS
4 11 (6.96%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 11 (6.96%) Hyper-V
4 11 (6.96%) NFS
4 11 (6.96%) SRDF
5 10 (6.33%) KVM
5 10 (6.33%) Xen
6 9 (5.70%) Apache Flume
7 6 (3.80%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (2.53%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (1.90%) Docker
9 3 (1.90%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.63%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 9 (5.70%) Ambari
1 9 (5.70%) Oozie
1 9 (5.70%) Tivoli
2 8 (5.06%) Hadoop YARN
3 6 (3.80%) OpenView
4 5 (3.16%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (2.53%) SCCM
6 2 (1.27%) Ansible
6 2 (1.27%) OpenAM
6 2 (1.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 31 (19.62%) Oracle
2 23 (14.56%) Microsoft
3 20 (12.66%) Cisco
4 17 (10.76%) VMware
5 16 (10.13%) IBM
6 13 (8.23%) Teradata
7 12 (7.59%) Intel
8 11 (6.96%) EMC
8 11 (6.96%) NetApp
9 10 (6.33%) Sybase
9 10 (6.33%) TIBCO
10 9 (5.70%) DataSynapse
10 9 (5.70%) Hortonworks
11 7 (4.43%) Red Hat
12 6 (3.80%) BMC
12 6 (3.80%) Sun
13 5 (3.16%) Adobe
14 4 (2.53%) AppDynamics
14 4 (2.53%) Avaya
14 4 (2.53%) Genesys
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