The table below looks at the statistics for Benchmarking skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Benchmarking over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Benchmarking
Rank 368 379 377
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -2
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 57 51 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.23% 0.20% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.26% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 37 30
Average daily rate
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£475 £550 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £290 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £213 £438 £250
% change year-on-year
-51.42% +74.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £17.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 - £35.00
Benchmarking
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 London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
19023 19513 19700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.68% 77.53% 75.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 13447 13664 13286
Average daily rate £450 £450 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 232 377
Average hourly rate £21.75 £20.93 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.94% -35.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £15.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

Benchmarking
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Benchmarking Jobs Demand Trend in London

Benchmarking
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Benchmarking Daily Rate Trend in London

Benchmarking
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Benchmarking across the London region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Benchmarking Daily Rate Histogram in London

Benchmarking
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Benchmarking Hourly Rate Trend in London

Benchmarking
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Benchmarking within the London region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +8 10 £575 -4.16% 4
Hammersmith - - - - 1
Bromley - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Woodford Green - - - -
Benchmarking
England

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 34 (33.01%) Finance
2 33 (32.04%) Analytics
2 33 (32.04%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (29.13%) SQL
4 19 (18.45%) Degree
5 17 (16.50%) XML
6 16 (15.53%) Retail
7 15 (14.56%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (14.56%) Linux
7 15 (14.56%) JavaScript
7 15 (14.56%) HTML
8 14 (13.59%) E-Commerce
8 14 (13.59%) Performance Tuning
9 13 (12.62%) SEO
9 13 (12.62%) LAN
9 13 (12.62%) MySQL
9 13 (12.62%) Oracle
9 13 (12.62%) SQL Server
9 13 (12.62%) Data Analysis
9 13 (12.62%) iPad
10 12 (11.65%) Statistics
10 12 (11.65%) Marketing
10 12 (11.65%) OO
10 12 (11.65%) WAN
10 12 (11.65%) Cisco
10 12 (11.65%) Intel
10 12 (11.65%) Project Management
10 12 (11.65%) User Experience
11 11 (10.68%) OO PHP
11 11 (10.68%) AngularJS

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 11 (10.68%) CMS
2 10 (9.71%) SAS
3 7 (6.80%) Oracle Coherence
4 6 (5.83%) Apache Solr
5 5 (4.85%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.91%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.91%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 3 (2.91%) IIS
6 3 (2.91%) Apache
6 3 (2.91%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (10.68%) MS Excel
2 9 (8.74%) MS Office
3 5 (4.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.94%) SPSS
5 1 (0.97%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (5.83%) Google Analytics
1 6 (5.83%) Fredhopper
2 3 (2.91%) RMDS
3 1 (0.97%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.97%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.62%) LAN
2 12 (11.65%) WAN
3 8 (7.77%) SAN
3 8 (7.77%) NAS
3 8 (7.77%) FCoE
3 8 (7.77%) Fibre Channel
3 8 (7.77%) Multicast
4 5 (4.85%) Internet
5 3 (2.91%) iSCSI
5 3 (2.91%) Intranet
5 3 (2.91%) HTTP
6 1 (0.97%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.62%) MySQL
1 13 (12.62%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.77%) Hadoop
2 8 (7.77%) HBase
3 7 (6.80%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (5.83%) Big Data
5 5 (4.85%) HCatalog
5 5 (4.85%) Riak
5 5 (4.85%) Mahout
5 5 (4.85%) NoSQL
5 5 (4.85%) Oracle Exadata
5 5 (4.85%) Couchbase
5 5 (4.85%) Sqoop
5 5 (4.85%) Apache Hive
5 5 (4.85%) MongoDB
6 4 (3.88%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (3.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (3.88%) DB2
6 4 (3.88%) MarkLogic
7 3 (2.91%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 11 (10.68%) Subversion
1 11 (10.68%) JSUnit
1 11 (10.68%) Git (software)
1 11 (10.68%) PHPUnit
2 2 (1.94%) Xcode
3 1 (0.97%) JMeter
3 1 (0.97%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.97%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.97%) Cucumber
General
1 34 (33.01%) Finance
2 16 (15.53%) Retail
3 12 (11.65%) Marketing
4 10 (9.71%) Banking
5 5 (4.85%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.91%) Law
6 3 (2.91%) Legal
6 3 (2.91%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.97%) Local Government
7 1 (0.97%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 23 (22.33%) Analyst
2 17 (16.50%) Consultant
3 16 (15.53%) Developer
4 14 (13.59%) Architect
5 11 (10.68%) Web Developer
6 7 (6.80%) Fraud Analyst
7 6 (5.83%) Business Consultant
7 6 (5.83%) Marketing Executive
7 6 (5.83%) Digital Marketing Executive
8 5 (4.85%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (3.88%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (3.88%) Data Architect
9 4 (3.88%) Big Data Architect
10 3 (2.91%) Performance Analyst
10 3 (2.91%) Cost Analyst
10 3 (2.91%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (2.91%) Business Analyst
10 3 (2.91%) Product Manager
11 2 (1.94%) Information Analyst
11 2 (1.94%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (16.50%) XML
2 15 (14.56%) HTML
3 11 (10.68%) HTML5
3 11 (10.68%) CSS3
3 11 (10.68%) AngularJS
3 11 (10.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 11 (10.68%) Ajax
3 11 (10.68%) CSS
4 3 (2.91%) XSLT
4 3 (2.91%) Rendezvous
4 3 (2.91%) Middleware
5 2 (1.94%) JSON
5 2 (1.94%) UIKit
5 2 (1.94%) iOS SDK
6 1 (0.97%) REST
6 1 (0.97%) .NET
6 1 (0.97%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.97%) Cascading
6 1 (0.97%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.97%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 33 (32.04%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (12.62%) iPad
3 12 (11.65%) User Experience
3 12 (11.65%) Statistics
4 11 (10.68%) Taxonomies
4 11 (10.68%) NHS
4 11 (10.68%) Visualisation
5 9 (8.74%) Social Media
6 8 (7.77%) Mainframe
7 7 (6.80%) Management Information System
8 4 (3.88%) Smartcard
8 4 (3.88%) Informatics
8 4 (3.88%) Computer Science
9 3 (2.91%) Copywriting
9 3 (2.91%) Video on Demand
9 3 (2.91%) New Media
10 2 (1.94%) Health Informatics
10 2 (1.94%) iPhone
10 2 (1.94%) Interactive TV
11 1 (0.97%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 15 (14.56%) Linux
2 11 (10.68%) Windows
3 8 (7.77%) Solaris
4 2 (1.94%) Android
4 2 (1.94%) UNIX
4 2 (1.94%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (32.04%) Analytics
2 15 (14.56%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (13.59%) E-Commerce
3 14 (13.59%) Performance Tuning
4 13 (12.62%) SEO
4 13 (12.62%) Data Analysis
5 12 (11.65%) Project Management
5 12 (11.65%) OO
6 11 (10.68%) B2C
6 11 (10.68%) Unit Testing
6 11 (10.68%) OO PHP
7 10 (9.71%) Performance Management
8 8 (7.77%) Statistical Modelling
8 8 (7.77%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (6.80%) Content Management
9 7 (6.80%) Operations Research
9 7 (6.80%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (5.83%) Service Management
10 6 (5.83%) Risk Management
10 6 (5.83%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
Programming Languages
1 30 (29.13%) SQL
2 15 (14.56%) JavaScript
3 11 (10.68%) PHP
4 10 (9.71%) VBA
5 6 (5.83%) Java
6 4 (3.88%) C
7 3 (2.91%) C#
8 2 (1.94%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.97%) C++
9 1 (0.97%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.97%) Scala
9 1 (0.97%) R
Qualifications
1 19 (18.45%) Degree
2 2 (1.94%) Postgraduate
3 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.97%) CIMA
3 1 (0.97%) MCITP
3 1 (0.97%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.83%) SLA
2 2 (1.94%) WCAG
2 2 (1.94%) WAI
3 1 (0.97%) COBIT
3 1 (0.97%) QA
3 1 (0.97%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (7.77%) NFS
1 8 (7.77%) Oracle RAC
1 8 (7.77%) SRDF
2 5 (4.85%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 5 (4.85%) Apache Flume
2 5 (4.85%) HDFS
3 3 (2.91%) KVM
3 3 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.91%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.91%) Xen
4 1 (0.97%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 5 (4.85%) Ambari
1 5 (4.85%) Oozie
Vendors
1 13 (12.62%) Oracle
2 12 (11.65%) Cisco
2 12 (11.65%) Intel
3 11 (10.68%) Endeca
4 9 (8.74%) Microsoft
5 8 (7.77%) NetApp
5 8 (7.77%) EMC
6 7 (6.80%) TSYS
6 7 (6.80%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (6.80%) Sybase
7 6 (5.83%) Eloqua
7 6 (5.83%) Google
7 6 (5.83%) Marketo
7 6 (5.83%) Pardot
8 5 (4.85%) Hortonworks
8 5 (4.85%) Netezza
8 5 (4.85%) Teradata
9 4 (3.88%) MapR
10 3 (2.91%) DataSynapse
10 3 (2.91%) 29West
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