The table below looks at the statistics for Benchmarking skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Benchmarking over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Benchmarking
Rank 389 393 390
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 59 41 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.26% 0.18% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.21% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 26 33
Median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £263 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £575 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £414 £420 £228
% change year-on-year
-1.48% +84.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Median hourly rate £22.00 £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -5.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.59 £16.80 £29.35
% change year-on-year
+34.46% -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
19812 19174 19551
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 85.83% 82.41% 81.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 14189 13664 13584
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 216 229
Median hourly rate £23.00 £22.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% +2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.19 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +26.36%

Benchmarking
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Benchmarking as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Benchmarking within the London region over the 3 months to 30 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +29 7 £450 -26.53% 4
Twickenham - 2 - -
Canary Wharf +1 1 £438 +25.00%
Isleworth - 1 £510 -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Benchmarking
England

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Benchmarking also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Benchmarking.

1 39 (40.21%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (36.08%) SQL
2 35 (36.08%) Finance
3 29 (29.90%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (25.77%) Analytics
5 24 (24.74%) Degree
6 23 (23.71%) User Experience
7 20 (20.62%) Windows
8 19 (19.59%) Linux
8 19 (19.59%) Banking
9 18 (18.56%) VMware
10 17 (17.53%) SQL Server
10 17 (17.53%) Usability Testing
10 17 (17.53%) VMware Infrastructure
10 17 (17.53%) Performance Tuning
11 16 (16.49%) Data Analysis
11 16 (16.49%) Oracle
11 16 (16.49%) Solaris
12 15 (15.46%) Project Management
12 15 (15.46%) MS Excel
12 15 (15.46%) LAN
12 15 (15.46%) WAN
12 15 (15.46%) Hyper-V
13 14 (14.43%) NAS
13 14 (14.43%) iSCSI
13 14 (14.43%) SRDF
13 14 (14.43%) Software Engineering
13 14 (14.43%) Xen
13 14 (14.43%) NFS
13 14 (14.43%) Cisco

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (9.28%) IIS
2 8 (8.25%) Apache
2 8 (8.25%) Oracle Coherence
2 8 (8.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 8 (8.25%) Tomcat
2 8 (8.25%) WebSphere
3 4 (4.12%) Apache Spark
4 3 (3.09%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.06%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.03%) Apache Qpid
6 1 (1.03%) Confluence
6 1 (1.03%) SAS
Applications
1 15 (15.46%) MS Excel
2 9 (9.28%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (5.15%) OmniGraffle
3 5 (5.15%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (3.09%) MS Office
5 1 (1.03%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.03%) Adobe Analytics
1 1 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.03%) GitHub
1 1 (1.03%) IaaS
1 1 (1.03%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (15.46%) LAN
1 15 (15.46%) WAN
2 14 (14.43%) FCoE
2 14 (14.43%) Fibre Channel
2 14 (14.43%) iSCSI
2 14 (14.43%) Multicast
2 14 (14.43%) NAS
2 14 (14.43%) SAN
3 10 (10.31%) HTTP
4 9 (9.28%) Internet
5 2 (2.06%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.03%) NGN
6 1 (1.03%) SNMP
6 1 (1.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (17.53%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.31%) Relational Database
3 9 (9.28%) Hadoop
4 8 (8.25%) HBase
5 6 (6.19%) Big Data
6 4 (4.12%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (4.12%) MS Access
6 4 (4.12%) OLTP
7 3 (3.09%) MySQL
7 3 (3.09%) NoSQL
8 2 (2.06%) OLAP
9 1 (1.03%) Apache Hive
9 1 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (1.03%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (1.03%) Data Mining
9 1 (1.03%) DB2
9 1 (1.03%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (1.03%) PowerPivot
9 1 (1.03%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (6.19%) Axure RP
2 5 (5.15%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.09%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.06%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.06%) Gradle
4 2 (2.06%) JIRA
4 2 (2.06%) Maven
5 1 (1.03%) JMeter
5 1 (1.03%) JSUnit
5 1 (1.03%) JUnit
5 1 (1.03%) PHPUnit
5 1 (1.03%) Selenium
5 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.03%) Subversion
General
1 35 (36.08%) Finance
2 19 (19.59%) Banking
3 5 (5.15%) Retail
4 3 (3.09%) Back Office
5 2 (2.06%) Games
5 2 (2.06%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.06%) Law
5 2 (2.06%) Local Government
5 2 (2.06%) Marketing
6 1 (1.03%) Advertising
6 1 (1.03%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.03%) Front Office
6 1 (1.03%) Legal
6 1 (1.03%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (21.65%) Analyst
2 16 (16.49%) Architect
3 14 (14.43%) Infrastructure Architect
4 10 (10.31%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 10 (10.31%) Solutions Architect
5 8 (8.25%) Software Engineer
5 8 (8.25%) User Researcher
6 7 (7.22%) Lead Architect
7 6 (6.19%) Designer
8 5 (5.15%) Business Analyst
8 5 (5.15%) UX Designer
9 4 (4.12%) Data Analyst
9 4 (4.12%) Developer
9 4 (4.12%) User Experience Researcher
10 3 (3.09%) Business Manager
10 3 (3.09%) Lead Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.09%) PMO Analyst
10 3 (3.09%) Project Manager
11 2 (2.06%) Infrastructure Manager
11 2 (2.06%) Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.40%) Middleware
2 9 (9.28%) HTML
2 9 (9.28%) XML
3 8 (8.25%) Rendezvous
4 7 (7.22%) XSLT
5 4 (4.12%) AngularJS
6 3 (3.09%) RESTful
6 3 (3.09%) SAML
7 2 (2.06%) CSS
7 2 (2.06%) JSON
7 2 (2.06%) Web Services
8 1 (1.03%) .NET
8 1 (1.03%) Castle Windsor
8 1 (1.03%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (1.03%) HTML5
8 1 (1.03%) jQuery
8 1 (1.03%) Node.js
8 1 (1.03%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (1.03%) REST
8 1 (1.03%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 29 (29.90%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (23.71%) User Experience
3 13 (13.40%) Statistics
4 12 (12.37%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (10.31%) Psychology
6 8 (8.25%) Algorithms
6 8 (8.25%) Management Information System
7 6 (6.19%) Computer Science
8 5 (5.15%) Copywriting
8 5 (5.15%) Mobile Banking
9 4 (4.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (4.12%) NHS
10 3 (3.09%) Mathematics
11 2 (2.06%) BYOD
11 2 (2.06%) Data Centre
11 2 (2.06%) Economics
11 2 (2.06%) Mobile Payment
11 2 (2.06%) Online Banking
11 2 (2.06%) Social Gaming
11 2 (2.06%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 20 (20.62%) Windows
2 19 (19.59%) Linux
3 16 (16.49%) Solaris
4 3 (3.09%) Unix
5 2 (2.06%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (2.06%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.06%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.03%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.03%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (40.21%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (25.77%) Analytics
3 17 (17.53%) Performance Tuning
3 17 (17.53%) Usability Testing
4 16 (16.49%) Data Analysis
5 15 (15.46%) Project Management
6 14 (14.43%) Software Engineering
6 14 (14.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (12.37%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (12.37%) Web Analytics
8 10 (10.31%) Wireframes
9 9 (9.28%) Scrum
10 8 (8.25%) Data Architecture
10 8 (8.25%) MapReduce
10 8 (8.25%) OO
11 7 (7.22%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (7.22%) Data Transformation
12 6 (6.19%) SEO
12 6 (6.19%) Service Management
12 6 (6.19%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (36.08%) SQL
2 14 (14.43%) Java
3 9 (9.28%) Python
4 8 (8.25%) JavaScript
5 7 (7.22%) R
6 3 (3.09%) C#
6 3 (3.09%) C++
6 3 (3.09%) VB
7 2 (2.06%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.06%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.06%) Scala
8 1 (1.03%) C
8 1 (1.03%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.03%) SPARQL
8 1 (1.03%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (24.74%) Degree
2 8 (8.25%) Security Cleared
3 6 (6.19%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.09%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.06%) APMP
5 2 (2.06%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.06%) MCITP
5 2 (2.06%) MCSA
5 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.03%) CIPD
6 1 (1.03%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.28%) QA
2 2 (2.06%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.06%) SLA
3 1 (1.03%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 17 (17.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (15.46%) Hyper-V
3 14 (14.43%) KVM
3 14 (14.43%) NFS
3 14 (14.43%) SRDF
3 14 (14.43%) Xen
4 9 (9.28%) Docker
5 8 (8.25%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (3.09%) Active Directory
7 2 (2.06%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (2.06%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.03%) Shibboleth
8 1 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (7.22%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.06%) OpenView
2 2 (2.06%) SCCM
2 2 (2.06%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.03%) Puppet
3 1 (1.03%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 18 (18.56%) VMware
2 16 (16.49%) Oracle
3 14 (14.43%) Cisco
3 14 (14.43%) EMC
3 14 (14.43%) Intel
3 14 (14.43%) NetApp
4 11 (11.34%) IBM
5 8 (8.25%) DataSynapse
5 8 (8.25%) TIBCO
6 7 (7.22%) Sybase
7 6 (6.19%) Microsoft
8 2 (2.06%) BMC
8 2 (2.06%) Citrix
8 2 (2.06%) Sun
9 1 (1.03%) Adobe
9 1 (1.03%) comScore
9 1 (1.03%) Hitwise
9 1 (1.03%) Progress
9 1 (1.03%) Tableau
9 1 (1.03%) Xamarin
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