The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the London region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Benchmarking
Rank 353 360 357
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 49 44 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.21% 0.18% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.24% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 37 33
Average daily rate
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£375 £576 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.83% +43.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £295 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £650 £512
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £323 £230
% change year-on-year
+0.77% +40.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.39 £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-63.80% +21.42%
Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
17871 18539 19491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 76.96% 76.45% 73.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 12505 12880 12937
Average daily rate £443 £450 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.50% +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 264 370
Average hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £52.50 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Benchmarking
England

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +15 13 £405 -32.50% 8
Hammersmith - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Woodford Green - - - -
Benchmarking
England

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (36.96%) Finance
2 26 (28.26%) SQL
3 19 (20.65%) Project Management
3 19 (20.65%) Degree
4 18 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (19.57%) HTML
5 16 (17.39%) JavaScript
5 16 (17.39%) XML
6 15 (16.30%) Unit Testing
7 14 (15.22%) SEO
8 13 (14.13%) CSS
8 13 (14.13%) OO
8 13 (14.13%) PHP
8 13 (14.13%) HTML5
8 13 (14.13%) Data Analysis
8 13 (14.13%) CSS3
8 13 (14.13%) Analytics
9 12 (13.04%) AngularJS
9 12 (13.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 12 (13.04%) OO PHP
9 12 (13.04%) Ajax
9 12 (13.04%) Subversion
9 12 (13.04%) Statistics
9 12 (13.04%) PHPUnit
9 12 (13.04%) Git (software)
9 12 (13.04%) JSUnit
9 12 (13.04%) MySQL
9 12 (13.04%) SQL Server
9 12 (13.04%) CMS
10 11 (11.96%) Service Management

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (13.04%) CMS
2 10 (10.87%) SAS
3 4 (4.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 4 (4.35%) WebSphere
3 4 (4.35%) Oracle Coherence
3 4 (4.35%) IIS
3 4 (4.35%) Apache
3 4 (4.35%) Tomcat
3 4 (4.35%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.09%) Node.js
4 1 (1.09%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 11 (11.96%) MS Excel
2 9 (9.78%) MS Office
3 3 (3.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (2.17%) SPSS
5 1 (1.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.35%) RMDS
2 2 (2.17%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.09%) Force.com
1 1 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.09%) PaaS
1 1 (1.09%) Heroku
1 1 (1.09%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.70%) LAN
1 8 (8.70%) WAN
1 8 (8.70%) SAN
1 8 (8.70%) NAS
1 8 (8.70%) FCoE
1 8 (8.70%) Fibre Channel
1 8 (8.70%) Multicast
2 5 (5.43%) HTTP
3 4 (4.35%) Intranet
4 3 (3.26%) iSCSI
5 2 (2.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.04%) MySQL
1 12 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.61%) Hadoop
3 4 (4.35%) HBase
3 4 (4.35%) Big Data
3 4 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.17%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.17%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.17%) MS Access
5 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.09%) DTS
6 1 (1.09%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.09%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (13.04%) Subversion
1 12 (13.04%) JSUnit
1 12 (13.04%) Git (software)
1 12 (13.04%) PHPUnit
2 3 (3.26%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.17%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.17%) JIRA
3 2 (2.17%) JMeter
4 1 (1.09%) Mocha
4 1 (1.09%) Axure RP
4 1 (1.09%) Selenium
4 1 (1.09%) Maven
4 1 (1.09%) JBehave
4 1 (1.09%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.09%) Calabash
4 1 (1.09%) Grunt
4 1 (1.09%) PhantomJS
4 1 (1.09%) Yeoman
4 1 (1.09%) eggPlant
4 1 (1.09%) Bower
General
1 34 (36.96%) Finance
2 7 (7.61%) Banking
2 7 (7.61%) Marketing
3 6 (6.52%) Retail
4 3 (3.26%) Law
4 3 (3.26%) Legal
4 3 (3.26%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.26%) Back Office
5 2 (2.17%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.09%) Local Government
6 1 (1.09%) Games
Job Titles
1 29 (31.52%) Analyst
2 18 (19.57%) Developer
3 12 (13.04%) Web Developer
4 10 (10.87%) Architect
5 7 (7.61%) Fraud Analyst
5 7 (7.61%) Senior Analyst
5 7 (7.61%) Infrastructure Architect
6 6 (6.52%) Performance Analyst
7 5 (5.43%) Lead Architect
7 5 (5.43%) Business Analyst
7 5 (5.43%) Consultant
8 4 (4.35%) Data Analyst
9 3 (3.26%) Business Consultant
9 3 (3.26%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.26%) Cost Analyst
9 3 (3.26%) Business Manager
9 3 (3.26%) Business Intelligence Manager
9 3 (3.26%) Digital Project Manager
9 3 (3.26%) Test Leader
10 2 (2.17%) Informatica Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (19.57%) HTML
2 16 (17.39%) XML
3 13 (14.13%) CSS
3 13 (14.13%) HTML5
3 13 (14.13%) CSS3
4 12 (13.04%) AngularJS
4 12 (13.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 12 (13.04%) Ajax
5 4 (4.35%) REST
5 4 (4.35%) XSLT
5 4 (4.35%) Rendezvous
5 4 (4.35%) Middleware
6 2 (2.17%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (1.09%) Spring
7 1 (1.09%) SOAP
7 1 (1.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.04%) Statistics
2 8 (8.70%) NHS
2 8 (8.70%) Mainframe
3 5 (5.43%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.35%) Informatics
4 4 (4.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (3.26%) Social Media
5 3 (3.26%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.26%) Copywriting
5 3 (3.26%) Smartcard
5 3 (3.26%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.17%) Health Informatics
6 2 (2.17%) Data Extraction
6 2 (2.17%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.09%) Taxonomies
7 1 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.09%) iPad
7 1 (1.09%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.09%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.96%) Linux
1 11 (11.96%) Windows
2 8 (8.70%) Solaris
3 1 (1.09%) UNIX
3 1 (1.09%) Android
3 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (20.65%) Project Management
2 18 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (16.30%) Unit Testing
4 14 (15.22%) SEO
5 13 (14.13%) OO
5 13 (14.13%) Data Analysis
5 13 (14.13%) Analytics
6 12 (13.04%) OO PHP
7 11 (11.96%) Service Management
8 10 (10.87%) ITIL
8 10 (10.87%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (9.78%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (9.78%) Performance Management
10 8 (8.70%) Statistical Modelling
11 7 (7.61%) Operations Research
11 7 (7.61%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (7.61%) Risk Management
12 6 (6.52%) Scrum
12 6 (6.52%) Change Management
12 6 (6.52%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 26 (28.26%) SQL
2 16 (17.39%) JavaScript
3 13 (14.13%) PHP
4 10 (10.87%) VBA
5 9 (9.78%) Java
6 5 (5.43%) C
7 2 (2.17%) C#
8 1 (1.09%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (20.65%) Degree
2 3 (3.26%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.17%) Postgraduate
4 1 (1.09%) ISEB
4 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.09%) CIMA
4 1 (1.09%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.43%) SLA
2 3 (3.26%) QA
3 2 (2.17%) WCAG
3 2 (2.17%) WAI
System Software
1 8 (8.70%) NFS
1 8 (8.70%) SRDF
2 4 (4.35%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.26%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.26%) Xen
3 3 (3.26%) KVM
3 3 (3.26%) HDFS
4 2 (2.17%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1 (1.09%) Puppet
1 1 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (11.96%) Oracle
2 10 (10.87%) Microsoft
3 8 (8.70%) EMC
3 8 (8.70%) Intel
3 8 (8.70%) Cisco
3 8 (8.70%) NetApp
4 7 (7.61%) TSYS
5 4 (4.35%) 29West
5 4 (4.35%) DataSynapse
5 4 (4.35%) IBM
5 4 (4.35%) TIBCO
5 4 (4.35%) Sybase
6 3 (3.26%) VMware
7 2 (2.17%) Business Objects
7 2 (2.17%) SAP
7 2 (2.17%) CA
7 2 (2.17%) Informatica
7 2 (2.17%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.09%) Actimize
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