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 5 August 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Benchmarking
Rank 101 78 -
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.061% 0.095% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.073% 0.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£513 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.84% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+28.90% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.80 £15.19 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+10.58% -64.25%
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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
1376 863 694
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 84.06% 82.11% 78.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1012 583 385
Average daily rate £375 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 15 25
Average hourly rate £15.25 £13.00 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.30% -65.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.20 £9.75 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+22.00% -19.35%

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 10 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) SAS
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Dashboard Development
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (50.00%) Banking

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (100.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Data Mining
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Business Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Business Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Data Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Data Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Banking Business Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Lead Business Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Business Data Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Dashboard Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft