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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Benchmarking
Rank 369 371 367
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 39 42 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.18% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.23% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 28 19
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£450 £375 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -14.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £293 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £583 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £31.00 - £42.46
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £102.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-87.31% +388.09%
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
17438 18453 16994
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.30% 78.06% 77.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 12215 13061 11828
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 £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 225 224
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +20 10 £450 -20.00% 4
Feltham +2 3 £360 +20.00%
Docklands, London -3 1 £650 +4.00%
Paddington - 1 - -
Twickenham - 1 £350 -
Benchmarking
England

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 39 (48.15%) Finance
2 34 (41.98%) Linux
3 25 (30.86%) SAN
3 25 (30.86%) NAS
3 25 (30.86%) KVM
4 24 (29.63%) VMware
5 23 (28.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 23 (28.40%) Banking
6 22 (27.16%) Windows
7 20 (24.69%) SQL
8 19 (23.46%) Oracle
9 17 (20.99%) Performance Tuning
10 16 (19.75%) SQL Server
11 14 (17.28%) Configuration Management
11 14 (17.28%) Perl
11 14 (17.28%) ITIL
11 14 (17.28%) Python
11 14 (17.28%) VMware ESXi
12 13 (16.05%) Oracle RAC
12 13 (16.05%) Intel
12 13 (16.05%) LAN
12 13 (16.05%) WAN
12 13 (16.05%) Cisco
13 12 (14.81%) UNIX
13 12 (14.81%) HTTP
13 12 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
13 12 (14.81%) CCNA
13 12 (14.81%) Capacity Management
13 12 (14.81%) Performance Monitoring
14 11 (13.58%) Multicast

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (11.11%) Oracle Coherence
2 7 (8.64%) IIS
2 7 (8.64%) Apache
2 7 (8.64%) Tomcat
2 7 (8.64%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 7 (8.64%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.23%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (3.70%) MS Office
2 2 (2.47%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.47%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (6.17%) RMDS
2 1 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 25 (30.86%) SAN
1 25 (30.86%) NAS
2 13 (16.05%) LAN
2 13 (16.05%) WAN
3 12 (14.81%) HTTP
4 11 (13.58%) Multicast
4 11 (13.58%) iSCSI
4 11 (13.58%) FCoE
4 11 (13.58%) Fibre Channel
5 5 (6.17%) RTP
5 5 (6.17%) TCP/IP
6 4 (4.94%) Internet
7 1 (1.23%) InfiniBand
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (19.75%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.88%) Hadoop
2 8 (9.88%) HBase
3 7 (8.64%) Oracle Exadata
4 5 (6.17%) Oracle Database
5 4 (4.94%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.47%) HCatalog
6 2 (2.47%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.47%) Sqoop
6 2 (2.47%) MarkLogic
6 2 (2.47%) Couchbase
6 2 (2.47%) Mahout
6 2 (2.47%) Big Data
6 2 (2.47%) Riak
6 2 (2.47%) Apache Hive
6 2 (2.47%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.47%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (2.47%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.47%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.47%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (4.94%) JIRA
2 3 (3.70%) Ant
2 3 (3.70%) JUnit
2 3 (3.70%) Maven
2 3 (3.70%) Jenkins
General
1 39 (48.15%) Finance
2 23 (28.40%) Banking
3 7 (8.64%) Legal
3 7 (8.64%) Investment Banking
4 5 (6.17%) Retail
5 3 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.70%) Marketing
5 3 (3.70%) Retail Banking
5 3 (3.70%) Local Government
6 2 (2.47%) German Language
7 1 (1.23%) Games
7 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.23%) Publishing
7 1 (1.23%) Law
7 1 (1.23%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (18.52%) Architect
2 13 (16.05%) Analyst
3 12 (14.81%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 8 (9.88%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 8 (9.88%) Solutions Architect
4 8 (9.88%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (6.17%) Data Analyst
5 5 (6.17%) Developer
6 4 (4.94%) User Experience Researcher
6 4 (4.94%) Consultant
6 4 (4.94%) Information Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) Oracle Consultant
7 3 (3.70%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.70%) Lead Architect
7 3 (3.70%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (2.47%) Big Data Architect
8 2 (2.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (2.47%) IT Audit Manager
8 2 (2.47%) Vendor Manager
8 2 (2.47%) Sourcing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.64%) HTML
1 7 (8.64%) XML
1 7 (8.64%) XSLT
1 7 (8.64%) Rendezvous
1 7 (8.64%) Middleware
2 5 (6.17%) Ultra Messaging
3 1 (1.23%) Flash
3 1 (1.23%) REST
3 1 (1.23%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.88%) User Experience
2 5 (6.17%) Device Driver
2 5 (6.17%) Management Information System
2 5 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.94%) NHS
4 3 (3.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (3.70%) Visualisation
5 2 (2.47%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.47%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (2.47%) Statistics
5 2 (2.47%) Online Banking
5 2 (2.47%) Copywriting
6 1 (1.23%) Replication
6 1 (1.23%) GIS
6 1 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.23%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.23%) Open Source
6 1 (1.23%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.23%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.23%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 34 (41.98%) Linux
2 22 (27.16%) Windows
3 12 (14.81%) UNIX
4 11 (13.58%) Solaris
5 5 (6.17%) FreeBSD
6 1 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.99%) Performance Tuning
2 14 (17.28%) Configuration Management
2 14 (17.28%) ITIL
3 12 (14.81%) Capacity Management
3 12 (14.81%) Performance Monitoring
4 11 (13.58%) Performance Testing
4 11 (13.58%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (11.11%) Project Management
6 7 (8.64%) Analytics
6 7 (8.64%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (8.64%) Risk Management
6 7 (8.64%) Data Analysis
7 6 (7.41%) High Availability
7 6 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (7.41%) Migration
8 5 (6.17%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (6.17%) Multithreading
8 5 (6.17%) Performance Management
9 4 (4.94%) Database Security
9 4 (4.94%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 20 (24.69%) SQL
2 14 (17.28%) Perl
2 14 (17.28%) Python
3 8 (9.88%) Java
4 7 (8.64%) JavaScript
5 5 (6.17%) C
6 3 (3.70%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.23%) C#
7 1 (1.23%) VB
7 1 (1.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
1 12 (14.81%) CCNA
2 6 (7.41%) Degree
3 3 (3.70%) PMP
3 3 (3.70%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.70%) COBIT
2 2 (2.47%) SLA
3 1 (1.23%) ISO 14001
3 1 (1.23%) Data Quality
System Software
1 25 (30.86%) KVM
2 23 (28.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (17.28%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (16.05%) Oracle RAC
5 11 (13.58%) Hyper-V
5 11 (13.58%) vSphere
5 11 (13.58%) Xen
5 11 (13.58%) NFS
6 9 (11.11%) SRDF
7 2 (2.47%) HDFS
7 2 (2.47%) Apache Flume
7 2 (2.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (2.47%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (6.17%) Data Guard
2 4 (4.94%) Oracle Flashback
2 4 (4.94%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (3.70%) Puppet
4 2 (2.47%) Oozie
4 2 (2.47%) Ambari
Vendors
1 24 (29.63%) VMware
2 19 (23.46%) Oracle
3 13 (16.05%) Intel
3 13 (16.05%) Cisco
4 11 (13.58%) EMC
4 11 (13.58%) NetApp
4 11 (13.58%) Sybase
5 7 (8.64%) IBM
5 7 (8.64%) TIBCO
5 7 (8.64%) DataSynapse
6 2 (2.47%) MapR
6 2 (2.47%) Netezza
6 2 (2.47%) Hortonworks
6 2 (2.47%) Business Objects
6 2 (2.47%) Ariba
6 2 (2.47%) Teradata
7 1 (1.23%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.23%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.23%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (1.23%) Red Hat
Central London / West End
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day then £70,000
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £270 - 290 per day
Posted: 9 days ago