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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Benchmarking
Rank 386 383 387
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 47 38 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.20% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.21% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 27 28
Average daily rate £450 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £325 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £625 £583
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £31.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £13.00 £102.50
% change year-on-year
+65.38% -87.31%
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
19259 18083 18813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 83.70% 80.71% 80.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 13992 12630 13319
Average daily rate £475 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 257 230
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -14.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.83 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.34 £55.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +42 9 £538 +19.44% 2
Benchmarking
England

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 25 (36.23%) Finance
2 20 (28.99%) Data Analysis
3 19 (27.54%) SQL
3 19 (27.54%) MS Excel
4 18 (26.09%) SQL Server
5 16 (23.19%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (21.74%) MS PowerPoint
7 12 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (14.49%) MS Office
8 10 (14.49%) Use Case
9 9 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (13.04%) Microsoft
9 9 (13.04%) Project Management
10 8 (11.59%) Windows
10 8 (11.59%) Banking
10 8 (11.59%) Validation
10 8 (11.59%) Migration
10 8 (11.59%) Data Mapping
11 7 (10.14%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (10.14%) QA
11 7 (10.14%) Software Engineering
11 7 (10.14%) Test Strategy
11 7 (10.14%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (10.14%) Retail
11 7 (10.14%) JavaScript
11 7 (10.14%) Oracle
11 7 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (8.70%) User Experience
12 6 (8.70%) Relational Database
12 6 (8.70%) Linux

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 6 (8.70%) IIS
2 5 (7.25%) Apache
2 5 (7.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 5 (7.25%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.25%) Tomcat
2 5 (7.25%) WebSphere
3 4 (5.80%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (1.45%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 19 (27.54%) MS Excel
2 15 (21.74%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (14.49%) MS Office
4 2 (2.90%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.45%) GitHub
2 1 (1.45%) IaaS
2 1 (1.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.70%) FCoE
1 6 (8.70%) Fibre Channel
1 6 (8.70%) HTTP
1 6 (8.70%) iSCSI
1 6 (8.70%) LAN
1 6 (8.70%) NAS
1 6 (8.70%) SAN
1 6 (8.70%) WAN
2 5 (7.25%) Multicast
3 4 (5.80%) Internet
4 2 (2.90%) LTE
5 1 (1.45%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 16 (23.19%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (8.70%) Hadoop
3 6 (8.70%) MS Access
3 6 (8.70%) Relational Database
4 5 (7.25%) HBase
5 4 (5.80%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (2.90%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.45%) Big Data
7 1 (1.45%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.45%) MySQL
7 1 (1.45%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Axure RP
1 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.45%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.45%) DbUnit
2 1 (1.45%) HP UFT
2 1 (1.45%) JIRA
2 1 (1.45%) JMeter
2 1 (1.45%) JUnit
2 1 (1.45%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.45%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (1.45%) Selenium
2 1 (1.45%) SilkPerformer
2 1 (1.45%) SilkTest
2 1 (1.45%) Toad
2 1 (1.45%) Zephyr
General
1 25 (36.23%) Finance
2 8 (11.59%) Banking
3 7 (10.14%) Retail
4 6 (8.70%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.35%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.90%) Law
6 2 (2.90%) Legal
6 2 (2.90%) Marketing
7 1 (1.45%) Back Office
7 1 (1.45%) Billing
7 1 (1.45%) Local Government
7 1 (1.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (31.88%) Analyst
2 9 (13.04%) Business Analyst
3 6 (8.70%) Architect
3 6 (8.70%) Business Manager
3 6 (8.70%) Chief Operating Officer
3 6 (8.70%) Developer
4 5 (7.25%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 4 (5.80%) Quality Manager
5 4 (5.80%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (4.35%) C# Software Engineer
6 3 (4.35%) Information Analyst
6 3 (4.35%) Risk Manager
6 3 (4.35%) Software Engineer
6 3 (4.35%) Teradata Developer
7 2 (2.90%) Financial Business Analyst
7 2 (2.90%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (2.90%) Project Manager
7 2 (2.90%) Senior C# Software Engineer
7 2 (2.90%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.25%) AngularJS
1 5 (7.25%) Middleware
1 5 (7.25%) Rendezvous
2 4 (5.80%) CSS
2 4 (5.80%) jQuery
2 4 (5.80%) KnockoutJS
2 4 (5.80%) Web Services
3 3 (4.35%) HTML
3 3 (4.35%) XML
3 3 (4.35%) XSLT
4 1 (1.45%) .NET
4 1 (1.45%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.45%) Akka
4 1 (1.45%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.45%) Play Framework
4 1 (1.45%) REST
4 1 (1.45%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.70%) User Experience
3 5 (7.25%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.80%) Statistics
5 3 (4.35%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (2.90%) Algorithms
6 2 (2.90%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.45%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.45%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.45%) Health Informatics
7 1 (1.45%) Informatics
7 1 (1.45%) Learning Management System
7 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.45%) NHS
7 1 (1.45%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.59%) Windows
2 6 (8.70%) Linux
3 5 (7.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (28.99%) Data Analysis
2 12 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (14.49%) Use Case
4 9 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
4 9 (13.04%) Project Management
5 8 (11.59%) Data Mapping
5 8 (11.59%) Migration
5 8 (11.59%) Validation
6 7 (10.14%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (10.14%) Software Engineering
6 7 (10.14%) Test Strategy
6 7 (10.14%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (8.70%) Risk Management
7 6 (8.70%) Scrum
7 6 (8.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 5 (7.25%) Change Management
9 4 (5.80%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (5.80%) ETL
9 4 (5.80%) Financial Analysis
9 4 (5.80%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 19 (27.54%) SQL
2 7 (10.14%) JavaScript
3 4 (5.80%) C#
4 3 (4.35%) Java
5 2 (2.90%) VB
6 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.45%) Python
6 1 (1.45%) R
6 1 (1.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (8.70%) Degree
2 3 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.90%) APMP
3 2 (2.90%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.45%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.14%) QA
2 4 (5.80%) SLA
3 1 (1.45%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (8.70%) Hyper-V
1 6 (8.70%) NFS
1 6 (8.70%) Oracle RAC
1 6 (8.70%) SRDF
1 6 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.25%) KVM
2 5 (7.25%) Xen
3 1 (1.45%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.45%) Data Guard
1 1 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 9 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.14%) Oracle
3 6 (8.70%) Cisco
3 6 (8.70%) EMC
3 6 (8.70%) Intel
3 6 (8.70%) NetApp
3 6 (8.70%) VMware
4 5 (7.25%) DataSynapse
4 5 (7.25%) IBM
4 5 (7.25%) Sybase
4 5 (7.25%) TIBCO
5 3 (4.35%) Tableau
5 3 (4.35%) Teradata
6 1 (1.45%) Capita
6 1 (1.45%) Progress
6 1 (1.45%) SAP
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