The table below looks at the statistics for Benchmarking skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Benchmarking over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Benchmarking
Rank 98 101 87
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -14
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.19% 0.073% 0.086%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.085% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate £375 - £260
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £13.00 £102.50
% change year-on-year
+65.38% -87.31%
Benchmarking
West Yorkshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1333 1173 954
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 85.34% 86.00% 82.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 959 807 651
Average daily rate £425 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £263 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 13 14
Average hourly rate £12.10 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £13.60 £15.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.07 £26.60 £110.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Benchmarking
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Benchmarking across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Benchmarking Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Benchmarking
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Benchmarking Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Competitor Analysis
2 3 (75.00%) Google
2 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 3 (75.00%) Adobe
2 3 (75.00%) Google Analytics
2 3 (75.00%) OmniGraffle
2 3 (75.00%) Axure RP
2 3 (75.00%) User Experience
2 3 (75.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (75.00%) Analytics
2 3 (75.00%) Translating Business Requirements
3 2 (50.00%) Taxonomies
4 1 (25.00%) JIRA
4 1 (25.00%) Selenium
4 1 (25.00%) DSDM
4 1 (25.00%) IBM
4 1 (25.00%) HP
4 1 (25.00%) TestDirector
4 1 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1 (25.00%) Scrum
4 1 (25.00%) Extreme Programming
4 1 (25.00%) Unified Process
4 1 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (25.00%) SDLC
4 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (25.00%) Scrum-ban
4 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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.

Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 3 (75.00%) OmniGraffle
Cloud Services
1 3 (75.00%) Google Analytics
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Axure RP
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) TestDirector
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Designer
1 3 (75.00%) UX Designer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) User Experience
2 2 (50.00%) Taxonomies
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Analytics
2 3 (75.00%) Competitor Analysis
2 3 (75.00%) Translating Business Requirements
3 1 (25.00%) DSDM
3 1 (25.00%) Feature Driven Development
3 1 (25.00%) Kanban
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Open Source
3 1 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum-ban
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) User Stories
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Adobe
1 3 (75.00%) Google
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) IBM