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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Benchmarking
Rank 368 363 369
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +6
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 51 55 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.21% 0.22% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.28% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 40 32
Average daily rate
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£458 £600 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.75% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £355 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £228 £450 £250
% change year-on-year
-49.44% +79.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £17.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.35 - £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
18765 19408 19425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.17% 76.61% 74.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 13081 13605 13085
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 235 359
Average hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 1 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 1 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 -6 8 £575 -4.16% 2
Hammersmith - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Woodford Green - - - -
Benchmarking
England

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 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 35 (36.46%) Finance
2 31 (32.29%) Analytics
3 26 (27.08%) SQL
4 18 (18.75%) Degree
5 16 (16.67%) Retail
5 16 (16.67%) HTML
5 16 (16.67%) XML
6 15 (15.63%) JavaScript
6 15 (15.63%) Project Management
7 14 (14.58%) SEO
7 14 (14.58%) E-Commerce
7 14 (14.58%) Unit Testing
8 13 (13.54%) Data Analysis
8 13 (13.54%) Marketing
8 13 (13.54%) OO
8 13 (13.54%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (12.50%) CMS
9 12 (12.50%) MS Excel
9 12 (12.50%) CSS
9 12 (12.50%) PHP
9 12 (12.50%) MySQL
9 12 (12.50%) Statistics
9 12 (12.50%) Subversion
9 12 (12.50%) Ajax
9 12 (12.50%) JSUnit
9 12 (12.50%) Git (software)
9 12 (12.50%) PHPUnit
9 12 (12.50%) HTML5
9 12 (12.50%) iPad
9 12 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 12 (12.50%) CMS
2 10 (10.42%) SAS
3 6 (6.25%) Oracle Coherence
3 6 (6.25%) Apache Solr
4 4 (4.17%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.13%) WebSphere
5 3 (3.13%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 3 (3.13%) IIS
5 3 (3.13%) Apache
5 3 (3.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 8 (8.33%) MS Office
3 4 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.08%) SPSS
5 1 (1.04%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (6.25%) Google Analytics
1 6 (6.25%) Fredhopper
2 3 (3.13%) RMDS
3 2 (2.08%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.04%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.42%) LAN
1 10 (10.42%) WAN
2 7 (7.29%) SAN
2 7 (7.29%) NAS
2 7 (7.29%) FCoE
2 7 (7.29%) Fibre Channel
2 7 (7.29%) Multicast
3 4 (4.17%) Intranet
4 3 (3.13%) Internet
4 3 (3.13%) iSCSI
4 3 (3.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.50%) MySQL
2 11 (11.46%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.25%) Hadoop
3 6 (6.25%) HBase
4 5 (5.21%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (4.17%) Big Data
6 3 (3.13%) MarkLogic
6 3 (3.13%) Couchbase
6 3 (3.13%) Sqoop
6 3 (3.13%) HCatalog
6 3 (3.13%) Riak
6 3 (3.13%) Mahout
6 3 (3.13%) Apache Hive
6 3 (3.13%) MongoDB
6 3 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (3.13%) NoSQL
6 3 (3.13%) Oracle Exadata
6 3 (3.13%) MS Access
6 3 (3.13%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (12.50%) Subversion
1 12 (12.50%) JSUnit
1 12 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 12 (12.50%) PHPUnit
2 1 (1.04%) Axure RP
2 1 (1.04%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.04%) JMeter
2 1 (1.04%) Xcode
General
1 35 (36.46%) Finance
2 16 (16.67%) Retail
3 13 (13.54%) Marketing
4 8 (8.33%) Banking
5 4 (4.17%) Investment Banking
6 3 (3.13%) Law
6 3 (3.13%) Legal
6 3 (3.13%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.04%) Local Government
7 1 (1.04%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 26 (27.08%) Analyst
2 18 (18.75%) Developer
3 16 (16.67%) Consultant
4 12 (12.50%) Web Developer
5 11 (11.46%) Architect
6 7 (7.29%) Fraud Analyst
6 7 (7.29%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (6.25%) Business Consultant
7 6 (6.25%) Marketing Executive
7 6 (6.25%) Digital Marketing Executive
8 4 (4.17%) Data Analyst
8 4 (4.17%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (4.17%) Business Analyst
9 3 (3.13%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.13%) Data Architect
9 3 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.13%) Big Data Architect
9 3 (3.13%) Performance Analyst
9 3 (3.13%) Cost Analyst
9 3 (3.13%) Digital Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (16.67%) XML
1 16 (16.67%) HTML
2 12 (12.50%) CSS
2 12 (12.50%) Ajax
2 12 (12.50%) HTML5
2 12 (12.50%) CSS3
2 12 (12.50%) AngularJS
2 12 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (3.13%) XSLT
3 3 (3.13%) Rendezvous
3 3 (3.13%) Middleware
4 1 (1.04%) JSON
4 1 (1.04%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.04%) UIKit
4 1 (1.04%) iOS SDK
4 1 (1.04%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.50%) Statistics
1 12 (12.50%) iPad
2 11 (11.46%) Taxonomies
3 10 (10.42%) NHS
3 10 (10.42%) Social Media
4 9 (9.38%) Visualisation
5 8 (8.33%) Mainframe
6 6 (6.25%) Management Information System
7 4 (4.17%) Informatics
8 3 (3.13%) Computer Science
8 3 (3.13%) Copywriting
8 3 (3.13%) Smartcard
9 2 (2.08%) Data Extraction
9 2 (2.08%) Health Informatics
10 1 (1.04%) New Media
10 1 (1.04%) Mobile App
10 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (1.04%) Data Integration
10 1 (1.04%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.46%) Linux
2 8 (8.33%) Windows
3 7 (7.29%) Solaris
4 1 (1.04%) Android
4 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (32.29%) Analytics
2 15 (15.63%) Project Management
3 14 (14.58%) E-Commerce
3 14 (14.58%) SEO
3 14 (14.58%) Unit Testing
4 13 (13.54%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (13.54%) Data Analysis
4 13 (13.54%) OO
5 12 (12.50%) OO PHP
6 11 (11.46%) B2C
7 10 (10.42%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (9.38%) Performance Management
9 8 (8.33%) Statistical Modelling
10 7 (7.29%) Content Management
10 7 (7.29%) Operations Research
11 6 (6.25%) Email Marketing
11 6 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
11 6 (6.25%) Service Management
11 6 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 26 (27.08%) SQL
2 15 (15.63%) JavaScript
3 12 (12.50%) PHP
4 10 (10.42%) VBA
5 5 (5.21%) Java
6 3 (3.13%) C
7 2 (2.08%) C#
8 1 (1.04%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (18.75%) Degree
2 2 (2.08%) Postgraduate
3 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.04%) CIMA
3 1 (1.04%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.21%) SLA
2 2 (2.08%) WCAG
2 2 (2.08%) WAI
3 1 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 7 (7.29%) NFS
1 7 (7.29%) SRDF
2 6 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.13%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.13%) Xen
3 3 (3.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (3.13%) Apache Flume
3 3 (3.13%) KVM
3 3 (3.13%) HDFS
4 2 (2.08%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 3 (3.13%) Ambari
1 3 (3.13%) Oozie
Vendors
1 11 (11.46%) Endeca
2 10 (10.42%) Oracle
2 10 (10.42%) Cisco
2 10 (10.42%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.42%) Intel
3 7 (7.29%) NetApp
3 7 (7.29%) Salesforce.com
3 7 (7.29%) EMC
3 7 (7.29%) TSYS
4 6 (6.25%) Eloqua
4 6 (6.25%) Google
4 6 (6.25%) Marketo
4 6 (6.25%) Pardot
4 6 (6.25%) Sybase
5 3 (3.13%) Business Objects
5 3 (3.13%) IBM
5 3 (3.13%) TIBCO
5 3 (3.13%) VMware
5 3 (3.13%) Teradata
5 3 (3.13%) Netezza