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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Benchmarking
Rank 359 359 347
Rank change year-on-year
0 -12
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 44 49 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.20% 0.21% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.27% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 31 17
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£435 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £625 £608
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £22.00 - £42.46
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £167.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-92.23% +697.61%
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
17229 18076 16090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.61% 78.59% 77.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 12130 12626 11348
Average daily rate £450 £430 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 242 214
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.75 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.73 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 31 March 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Benchmarking across the London region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

Benchmarking Hourly Rate Histogram 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 31 March 2015. 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 +12 12 £440 -23.47% 3
Chiswick - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Benchmarking
England

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 (45.45%) Linux
2 34 (44.16%) Finance
3 26 (33.77%) SAN
3 26 (33.77%) NAS
3 26 (33.77%) KVM
4 25 (32.47%) VMware
5 24 (31.17%) VMware Infrastructure
6 23 (29.87%) Windows
7 22 (28.57%) Banking
8 20 (25.97%) SQL
9 19 (24.68%) Oracle
10 17 (22.08%) Performance Tuning
11 15 (19.48%) SQL Server
11 15 (19.48%) Perl
11 15 (19.48%) ITIL
11 15 (19.48%) Python
11 15 (19.48%) Configuration Management
11 15 (19.48%) VMware ESXi
12 14 (18.18%) UNIX
13 13 (16.88%) LAN
13 13 (16.88%) WAN
13 13 (16.88%) Cisco
13 13 (16.88%) CCNA
13 13 (16.88%) Intel
13 13 (16.88%) Cisco Certification
13 13 (16.88%) Performance Testing
13 13 (16.88%) Oracle RAC
14 12 (15.58%) Capacity Management
14 12 (15.58%) HTTP
14 12 (15.58%) Performance Monitoring

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 9 (11.69%) Oracle Coherence
2 7 (9.09%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 7 (9.09%) WebSphere
2 7 (9.09%) IIS
2 7 (9.09%) Apache
2 7 (9.09%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.30%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (3.90%) MS Office
2 2 (2.60%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (6.49%) RMDS
2 1 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 26 (33.77%) SAN
1 26 (33.77%) NAS
2 13 (16.88%) LAN
2 13 (16.88%) WAN
3 12 (15.58%) HTTP
4 11 (14.29%) FCoE
4 11 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
4 11 (14.29%) Multicast
4 11 (14.29%) iSCSI
5 5 (6.49%) TCP/IP
5 5 (6.49%) RTP
6 3 (3.90%) Internet
7 1 (1.30%) GSM
7 1 (1.30%) InfiniBand
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (19.48%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.39%) HBase
2 8 (10.39%) Hadoop
3 7 (9.09%) Oracle Exadata
4 5 (6.49%) Oracle Database
5 4 (5.19%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.60%) Apache Hive
6 2 (2.60%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.60%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (2.60%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.60%) HCatalog
6 2 (2.60%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.60%) DB2
6 2 (2.60%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.60%) Riak
6 2 (2.60%) Mahout
6 2 (2.60%) Big Data
6 2 (2.60%) MarkLogic
6 2 (2.60%) Couchbase
6 2 (2.60%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 5 (6.49%) JIRA
2 3 (3.90%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.90%) Ant
2 3 (3.90%) JUnit
2 3 (3.90%) Maven
3 1 (1.30%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.30%) JMeter
3 1 (1.30%) NeoLoad
3 1 (1.30%) QADirector
General
1 34 (44.16%) Finance
2 22 (28.57%) Banking
3 7 (9.09%) Investment Banking
4 6 (7.79%) Legal
5 5 (6.49%) Retail
6 4 (5.19%) Telecoms
7 3 (3.90%) Marketing
7 3 (3.90%) Local Government
7 3 (3.90%) Retail Banking
8 2 (2.60%) German Language
9 1 (1.30%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (1.30%) Law
9 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
9 1 (1.30%) Publishing
9 1 (1.30%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (19.48%) Architect
2 13 (16.88%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 11 (14.29%) Analyst
4 8 (10.39%) Solutions Architect
4 8 (10.39%) Infrastructure Architect
4 8 (10.39%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 4 (5.19%) User Experience Researcher
5 4 (5.19%) Developer
5 4 (5.19%) Information Analyst
5 4 (5.19%) Data Analyst
5 4 (5.19%) Consultant
6 3 (3.90%) Oracle Consultant
6 3 (3.90%) Lead Architect
6 3 (3.90%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (2.60%) Big Data Architect
7 2 (2.60%) Vendor Manager
7 2 (2.60%) Sourcing Manager
7 2 (2.60%) IT Audit Manager
7 2 (2.60%) Data Architect
7 2 (2.60%) Audit Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.09%) HTML
1 7 (9.09%) Rendezvous
1 7 (9.09%) Middleware
1 7 (9.09%) XML
1 7 (9.09%) XSLT
2 1 (1.30%) Flash
2 1 (1.30%) JSON
2 1 (1.30%) REST
2 1 (1.30%) .NET
2 1 (1.30%) SOAP
2 1 (1.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.09%) User Experience
2 5 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.49%) Management Information System
2 5 (6.49%) Device Driver
3 4 (5.19%) NHS
4 3 (3.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (3.90%) Visualisation
5 2 (2.60%) Open Source
5 2 (2.60%) Statistics
6 1 (1.30%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.30%) Copywriting
6 1 (1.30%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.30%) Online Games
6 1 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.30%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.30%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.30%) Replication
6 1 (1.30%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 35 (45.45%) Linux
2 23 (29.87%) Windows
3 14 (18.18%) UNIX
4 11 (14.29%) Solaris
5 5 (6.49%) FreeBSD
6 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.08%) Performance Tuning
2 15 (19.48%) ITIL
2 15 (19.48%) Configuration Management
3 13 (16.88%) Performance Testing
4 12 (15.58%) Performance Monitoring
4 12 (15.58%) Capacity Management
5 9 (11.69%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (10.39%) Project Management
7 7 (9.09%) Risk Management
8 6 (7.79%) Migration
8 6 (7.79%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (6.49%) Multithreading
9 5 (6.49%) Performance Management
9 5 (6.49%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (6.49%) High Availability
9 5 (6.49%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (6.49%) Data Analysis
10 4 (5.19%) Logistics
10 4 (5.19%) Business Analysis
10 4 (5.19%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (25.97%) SQL
2 15 (19.48%) Perl
2 15 (19.48%) Python
3 9 (11.69%) Java
4 7 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 5 (6.49%) C
6 3 (3.90%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.60%) VB
8 1 (1.30%) VBA
8 1 (1.30%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.30%) C#
8 1 (1.30%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (16.88%) CCNA
1 13 (16.88%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (6.49%) Degree
3 1 (1.30%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.30%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.30%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.90%) COBIT
2 2 (2.60%) SLA
3 1 (1.30%) ISO 14001
3 1 (1.30%) QA
3 1 (1.30%) Data Quality
System Software
1 26 (33.77%) KVM
2 24 (31.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (19.48%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (16.88%) Oracle RAC
5 11 (14.29%) Xen
5 11 (14.29%) NFS
5 11 (14.29%) Hyper-V
5 11 (14.29%) vSphere
6 9 (11.69%) SRDF
7 2 (2.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (2.60%) Apache Flume
7 2 (2.60%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.60%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (6.49%) Data Guard
2 4 (5.19%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (5.19%) Oracle Flashback
3 3 (3.90%) Puppet
4 2 (2.60%) Ambari
4 2 (2.60%) Oozie
Vendors
1 25 (32.47%) VMware
2 19 (24.68%) Oracle
3 13 (16.88%) Cisco
3 13 (16.88%) Intel
4 11 (14.29%) Sybase
4 11 (14.29%) EMC
4 11 (14.29%) NetApp
5 7 (9.09%) TIBCO
5 7 (9.09%) IBM
5 7 (9.09%) DataSynapse
6 5 (6.49%) 29West
7 2 (2.60%) Hortonworks
7 2 (2.60%) MapR
7 2 (2.60%) Ariba
7 2 (2.60%) Business Objects
7 2 (2.60%) Netezza
7 2 (2.60%) Teradata
8 1 (1.30%) Northgate
8 1 (1.30%) Reuters
8 1 (1.30%) Bloomberg
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