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 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Benchmarking
Rank 381 376 381
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 47 50 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.20% 0.21% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.26% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 34 38
Average daily rate
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£425 £458 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.10% -23.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £222 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £228 £450
% change year-on-year
+84.61% -49.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.80 £29.35 -
% change year-on-year
-42.75% -
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
19203 19218 19612
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 79.72% 78.99% 78.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13731 13370 13713
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 220 236
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% -4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £14.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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 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
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 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 0 5 £613 +6.52%
Hammersmith - 4 £475 - 2
Canary Wharf - 1 £350 -
Benchmarking
England

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 34 (38.20%) Finance
2 22 (24.72%) SQL
2 22 (24.72%) Banking
3 20 (22.47%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (21.35%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (19.10%) Analytics
5 17 (19.10%) Project Management
5 17 (19.10%) Linux
6 14 (15.73%) SQL Server
6 14 (15.73%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (15.73%) Data Analysis
7 13 (14.61%) VMware
7 13 (14.61%) Windows
8 12 (13.48%) MS Excel
8 12 (13.48%) SAN
8 12 (13.48%) Scrum
8 12 (13.48%) MS PowerPoint
8 12 (13.48%) Performance Tuning
8 12 (13.48%) User Experience
9 11 (12.36%) KVM
9 11 (12.36%) NAS
9 11 (12.36%) Hadoop
9 11 (12.36%) VMware Infrastructure
9 11 (12.36%) HTTP
10 10 (11.24%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (11.24%) ITIL
10 10 (11.24%) Marketing
10 10 (11.24%) Degree
11 9 (10.11%) Retail
11 9 (10.11%) Change Management

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 7 (7.87%) IIS
1 7 (7.87%) Oracle Coherence
2 6 (6.74%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 6 (6.74%) WebSphere
2 6 (6.74%) Apache
2 6 (6.74%) Tomcat
2 6 (6.74%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.74%) Apache Solr
3 2 (2.25%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.12%) SAS
4 1 (1.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (13.48%) MS Excel
1 12 (13.48%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (3.37%) MS Office
3 1 (1.12%) PowerPivot
3 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (6.74%) Fredhopper
2 5 (5.62%) RMDS
3 2 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (2.25%) SAP SRM
3 2 (2.25%) SAP GRC
4 1 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.12%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.62%) SaaS
2 4 (4.49%) PaaS
2 4 (4.49%) IaaS
3 3 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.12%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.12%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.48%) SAN
2 11 (12.36%) NAS
2 11 (12.36%) HTTP
3 7 (7.87%) WAN
3 7 (7.87%) LAN
4 6 (6.74%) FCoE
4 6 (6.74%) Fibre Channel
4 6 (6.74%) Multicast
4 6 (6.74%) Internet
4 6 (6.74%) iSCSI
5 5 (5.62%) RTP
5 5 (5.62%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.37%) WCDMA
6 3 (3.37%) 3GPP
6 3 (3.37%) GPRS
6 3 (3.37%) GSM
6 3 (3.37%) VoLTE
6 3 (3.37%) HSPA
6 3 (3.37%) LTE
6 3 (3.37%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.73%) SQL Server
2 11 (12.36%) Hadoop
3 10 (11.24%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (7.87%) HBase
5 5 (5.62%) MS Access
5 5 (5.62%) Big Data
6 3 (3.37%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (3.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (3.37%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.37%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.25%) SAP BW
8 1 (1.12%) SAP BI
8 1 (1.12%) MySQL
8 1 (1.12%) DB2
8 1 (1.12%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (1.12%) MarkLogic
8 1 (1.12%) Couchbase
8 1 (1.12%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 2 (2.25%) JIRA
2 1 (1.12%) Selenium
2 1 (1.12%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.12%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.12%) Calabash
2 1 (1.12%) Subversion
General
1 34 (38.20%) Finance
2 22 (24.72%) Banking
3 10 (11.24%) Marketing
4 9 (10.11%) Retail
5 8 (8.99%) Legal
6 3 (3.37%) Investment Banking
6 3 (3.37%) Publishing
6 3 (3.37%) Games
7 2 (2.25%) German Language
7 2 (2.25%) Law
8 1 (1.12%) Advertising
8 1 (1.12%) Retail Banking
8 1 (1.12%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (1.12%) International Banking
8 1 (1.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (23.60%) Analyst
2 11 (12.36%) Business Analyst
3 10 (11.24%) Developer
4 7 (7.87%) Architect
5 5 (5.62%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (5.62%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (5.62%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 4 (4.49%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 4 (4.49%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.37%) Senior Test Engineer
7 3 (3.37%) SQL DBA
7 3 (3.37%) Data Analyst
7 3 (3.37%) Test Engineer
7 3 (3.37%) DBA
7 3 (3.37%) Engagement Manager
7 3 (3.37%) Relationships Manager
7 3 (3.37%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 3 (3.37%) Vendor Manager
8 2 (2.25%) Agile Business Analyst
8 2 (2.25%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.87%) HTML
2 6 (6.74%) XML
2 6 (6.74%) XSLT
2 6 (6.74%) Rendezvous
2 6 (6.74%) Middleware
3 5 (5.62%) Ultra Messaging
4 4 (4.49%) JMX
5 2 (2.25%) .NET
6 1 (1.12%) CSS
6 1 (1.12%) Web Services
6 1 (1.12%) Ajax
6 1 (1.12%) JSON
6 1 (1.12%) WPF
6 1 (1.12%) jQuery
6 1 (1.12%) Google Maps API
Miscellaneous
1 19 (21.35%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (13.48%) User Experience
3 8 (8.99%) Computer Science
4 6 (6.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (6.74%) Taxonomies
4 6 (6.74%) iPad
5 5 (5.62%) Visualisation
5 5 (5.62%) Management Information System
5 5 (5.62%) Device Driver
6 4 (4.49%) Data Integration
7 3 (3.37%) Mobile App
7 3 (3.37%) Mobile Banking
7 3 (3.37%) NHS
7 3 (3.37%) Copywriting
8 2 (2.25%) Wiki
8 2 (2.25%) Online Banking
8 2 (2.25%) Handset
8 2 (2.25%) Algorithms
8 2 (2.25%) Private Cloud
9 1 (1.12%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 17 (19.10%) Linux
2 13 (14.61%) Windows
3 9 (10.11%) UNIX
4 6 (6.74%) Solaris
5 5 (5.62%) FreeBSD
6 1 (1.12%) CentOS
6 1 (1.12%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (22.47%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (19.10%) Project Management
2 17 (19.10%) Analytics
3 14 (15.73%) Business Intelligence
3 14 (15.73%) Data Analysis
4 12 (13.48%) Scrum
4 12 (13.48%) Performance Tuning
5 10 (11.24%) ITIL
6 9 (10.11%) Change Management
6 9 (10.11%) Performance Monitoring
7 8 (8.99%) Software Delivery
7 8 (8.99%) Migration
7 8 (8.99%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (8.99%) E-Commerce
7 8 (8.99%) Business Development
7 8 (8.99%) Performance Testing
8 7 (7.87%) Use Case
9 6 (6.74%) B2B
9 6 (6.74%) B2C
9 6 (6.74%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 22 (24.72%) SQL
2 9 (10.11%) Perl
2 9 (10.11%) C
2 9 (10.11%) Java
2 9 (10.11%) Python
3 7 (7.87%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.49%) C++
4 4 (4.49%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.12%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.12%) C#
5 1 (1.12%) PHP
5 1 (1.12%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (11.24%) Degree
2 5 (5.62%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (5.62%) CCNA
3 3 (3.37%) PMP
3 3 (3.37%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.12%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.12%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.12%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.12%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.12%) APMP
4 1 (1.12%) ISEB
4 1 (1.12%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.74%) SLA
1 6 (6.74%) QA
2 2 (2.25%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.25%) COBIT
System Software
1 11 (12.36%) VMware Infrastructure
1 11 (12.36%) KVM
2 7 (7.87%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (6.74%) Xen
3 6 (6.74%) NFS
3 6 (6.74%) Hyper-V
3 6 (6.74%) SRDF
4 5 (5.62%) vSphere
4 5 (5.62%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (1.12%) Apache Flume
5 1 (1.12%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.12%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (4.49%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (3.37%) Iperf
3 2 (2.25%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.25%) Puppet
4 1 (1.12%) Ambari
4 1 (1.12%) Oozie
Vendors
1 13 (14.61%) VMware
2 8 (8.99%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.87%) Cisco
3 7 (7.87%) Oracle
3 7 (7.87%) Sybase
3 7 (7.87%) Intel
4 6 (6.74%) TIBCO
4 6 (6.74%) IBM
4 6 (6.74%) NetApp
4 6 (6.74%) Endeca
4 6 (6.74%) DataSynapse
4 6 (6.74%) EMC
5 3 (3.37%) Tableau
5 3 (3.37%) SAP
5 3 (3.37%) CA
6 2 (2.25%) Adobe
6 2 (2.25%) Google
7 1 (1.12%) Netezza
7 1 (1.12%) NetSuite
7 1 (1.12%) Red Gate
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