The table below looks at the statistics for Benchmarking skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Benchmarking over the 3 months to 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Benchmarking
Rank 61 67 70
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +3
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.29% 0.24% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.33% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £625 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £410 £253
% change year-on-year
-0.60% +62.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.59 £16.80 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+34.46% -50.58%
Benchmarking
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
515 602 600
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 73.78% 73.59% 80.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 309 329
Median daily rate £420 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £558 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 47 27
Median hourly rate £44.50 £33.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.84% +120.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £9.00 £10.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +26.21%

Benchmarking
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Benchmarking as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Benchmarking Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Benchmarking
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Benchmarking across the Hertfordshire region.

Benchmarking Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Benchmarking
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Benchmarking across the Hertfordshire region.

Benchmarking Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Benchmarking.

1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Solaris
2 2 (66.67%) RAD
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) MySQL
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) WebLogic
2 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (66.67%) OLTP
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Sun
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) OpenView
2 2 (66.67%) BMC
2 2 (66.67%) SAML
2 2 (66.67%) PRINCE
2 2 (66.67%) Tivoli
2 2 (66.67%) Middleware
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) PKI
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (66.67%) WebLogic
2 1 (33.33%) Kinematics
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Doxygen
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) SpaceWire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (66.67%) MySQL
1 2 (66.67%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) ClearCase
1 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
1 1 (33.33%) GCC
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Avionics
2 1 (33.33%) Electronics
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Middleware
1 2 (66.67%) SAML
2 1 (33.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (33.33%) OpenCV
2 1 (33.33%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (66.67%) Mobile Payment
1 2 (66.67%) PKI
2 1 (33.33%) Algorithms
2 1 (33.33%) Artificial Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (33.33%) Mechatronics
2 1 (33.33%) Robotics
2 1 (33.33%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Solaris
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) High Availability
1 2 (66.67%) Network Architecture
1 2 (66.67%) Open Source
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (66.67%) Presales
1 2 (66.67%) PRINCE
1 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
1 2 (66.67%) RAD
1 2 (66.67%) Security Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Machine Learning
2 1 (33.33%) Multithreading
2 1 (33.33%) Signal Processing
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) SysML
2 1 (33.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) ANSI C
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) MATLAB
3 1 (33.33%) Perl
3 1 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) OpenView
1 2 (66.67%) SCCM
1 2 (66.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) BMC
1 2 (66.67%) IBM
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) Sun
1 2 (66.67%) VMware