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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Benchmarking
Rank 355 347 334
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -13
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 39 50 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.19% 0.23% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.29% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 39 23
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£440 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £578
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £369 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.55% +13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £23.26 -
% change year-on-year
+80.60% -
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
16368 17109 15026
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.97% 78.24% 76.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 11726 11840 10436
Average daily rate £450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 240 307
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.56 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.49% -16.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £79.75 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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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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 +12 13 £420 -32.80% 5
Chiswick - - - -
Brentford - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - -
Benchmarking
England

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 33 (37.93%) Linux
2 30 (34.48%) Finance
3 24 (27.59%) SQL
4 22 (25.29%) Windows
4 22 (25.29%) Banking
4 22 (25.29%) SAN
4 22 (25.29%) NAS
4 22 (25.29%) Analytics
5 21 (24.14%) Performance Tuning
5 21 (24.14%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (21.84%) KVM
6 19 (21.84%) VMware Infrastructure
6 19 (21.84%) VMware
7 18 (20.69%) Oracle
8 17 (19.54%) SQL Server
8 17 (19.54%) LAN
9 16 (18.39%) WAN
9 16 (18.39%) Cisco
9 16 (18.39%) Intel
10 15 (17.24%) User Experience
11 13 (14.94%) Retail
12 12 (13.79%) UNIX
12 12 (13.79%) Visualisation
12 12 (13.79%) iPad
12 12 (13.79%) Oracle RAC
13 11 (12.64%) Degree
13 11 (12.64%) VMware ESXi
13 11 (12.64%) FCoE
13 11 (12.64%) Fibre Channel
13 11 (12.64%) Solaris

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 8 (9.20%) Oracle Coherence
2 6 (6.90%) Apache Solr
3 3 (3.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 3 (3.45%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.45%) IIS
3 3 (3.45%) Apache
3 3 (3.45%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (4.60%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.45%) MS Office
3 2 (2.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (6.90%) Google Analytics
1 6 (6.90%) Fredhopper
2 1 (1.15%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (25.29%) NAS
1 22 (25.29%) SAN
2 17 (19.54%) LAN
3 16 (18.39%) WAN
4 11 (12.64%) FCoE
4 11 (12.64%) Fibre Channel
4 11 (12.64%) Multicast
5 8 (9.20%) Internet
5 8 (9.20%) iSCSI
6 3 (3.45%) HTTP
7 1 (1.15%) WLAN
7 1 (1.15%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (19.54%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.34%) Hadoop
2 9 (10.34%) Oracle Exadata
2 9 (10.34%) HBase
3 7 (8.05%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (6.90%) Apache Hive
4 6 (6.90%) MongoDB
4 6 (6.90%) NoSQL
4 6 (6.90%) Riak
4 6 (6.90%) Mahout
4 6 (6.90%) Big Data
4 6 (6.90%) Couchbase
4 6 (6.90%) Sqoop
4 6 (6.90%) HCatalog
5 5 (5.75%) MarkLogic
5 5 (5.75%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (5.75%) DB2
6 3 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (3.45%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.30%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (3.45%) JIRA
2 2 (2.30%) Xcode
3 1 (1.15%) Maven
3 1 (1.15%) QADirector
3 1 (1.15%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (1.15%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.15%) NeoLoad
3 1 (1.15%) Ant
3 1 (1.15%) JUnit
3 1 (1.15%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.15%) JMeter
General
1 30 (34.48%) Finance
2 22 (25.29%) Banking
3 13 (14.94%) Retail
4 10 (11.49%) Investment Banking
5 7 (8.05%) Marketing
6 3 (3.45%) Telecoms
6 3 (3.45%) Legal
6 3 (3.45%) Local Government
7 2 (2.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (21.84%) Architect
2 13 (14.94%) Consultant
3 11 (12.64%) Analyst
4 10 (11.49%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 6 (6.90%) Digital Marketing Executive
5 6 (6.90%) Marketing Executive
5 6 (6.90%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (5.75%) Information Analyst
6 5 (5.75%) Data Architect
6 5 (5.75%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (5.75%) Big Data Architect
6 5 (5.75%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 4 (4.60%) Product Manager
8 3 (3.45%) Developer
8 3 (3.45%) Data Analyst
8 3 (3.45%) Business Consultant
8 3 (3.45%) Lead Architect
8 3 (3.45%) User Experience Researcher
9 2 (2.30%) Sourcing Manager
9 2 (2.30%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.90%) XML
2 3 (3.45%) XSLT
2 3 (3.45%) Rendezvous
2 3 (3.45%) Middleware
2 3 (3.45%) JSON
2 3 (3.45%) HTML
3 2 (2.30%) .NET
3 2 (2.30%) iOS SDK
3 2 (2.30%) UIKit
4 1 (1.15%) Cascading
4 1 (1.15%) REST
4 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.15%) SOAP
4 1 (1.15%) Web Services
4 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 21 (24.14%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (17.24%) User Experience
3 12 (13.79%) Visualisation
3 12 (13.79%) iPad
4 10 (11.49%) Taxonomies
5 7 (8.05%) Management Information System
5 7 (8.05%) Social Media
6 6 (6.90%) NHS
7 4 (4.60%) New Media
7 4 (4.60%) Video on Demand
8 3 (3.45%) Open Source
8 3 (3.45%) Statistics
9 2 (2.30%) Interactive TV
9 2 (2.30%) iPhone
10 1 (1.15%) Freedom of Information
10 1 (1.15%) Economics
10 1 (1.15%) Online Banking
10 1 (1.15%) Smartcard
10 1 (1.15%) GIS
10 1 (1.15%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 33 (37.93%) Linux
2 22 (25.29%) Windows
3 12 (13.79%) UNIX
4 11 (12.64%) Solaris
5 2 (2.30%) Android
5 2 (2.30%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (25.29%) Analytics
2 21 (24.14%) Performance Tuning
3 11 (12.64%) Performance Monitoring
3 11 (12.64%) Configuration Management
4 10 (11.49%) ITIL
4 10 (11.49%) E-Commerce
4 10 (11.49%) B2C
4 10 (11.49%) Performance Testing
5 9 (10.34%) Capacity Management
6 7 (8.05%) Content Management
7 6 (6.90%) Email Marketing
7 6 (6.90%) Digital Marketing
7 6 (6.90%) Social Media Marketing
7 6 (6.90%) MapReduce
8 5 (5.75%) Performance Management
8 5 (5.75%) Information Management
8 5 (5.75%) Data Analysis
8 5 (5.75%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (5.75%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (5.75%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (27.59%) SQL
2 11 (12.64%) Python
2 11 (12.64%) Perl
3 6 (6.90%) Java
4 4 (4.60%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.30%) C#
5 2 (2.30%) C++
5 2 (2.30%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.30%) VB
6 1 (1.15%) VBA
6 1 (1.15%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.15%) C
6 1 (1.15%) Scala
6 1 (1.15%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.15%) R
Qualifications
1 11 (12.64%) Degree
2 9 (10.34%) CCNA
2 9 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.30%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.15%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.15%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.30%) SLA
2 1 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.15%) COBIT
2 1 (1.15%) QA
2 1 (1.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (21.84%) VMware Infrastructure
1 19 (21.84%) KVM
2 12 (13.79%) Oracle RAC
3 11 (12.64%) VMware ESXi
3 11 (12.64%) NFS
4 9 (10.34%) SRDF
5 8 (9.20%) Hyper-V
5 8 (9.20%) Xen
6 7 (8.05%) vSphere
7 6 (6.90%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 6 (6.90%) Apache Flume
7 6 (6.90%) HDFS
8 3 (3.45%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (2.30%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (6.90%) Ambari
1 6 (6.90%) Oozie
2 3 (3.45%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.15%) Puppet
3 1 (1.15%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 19 (21.84%) VMware
2 18 (20.69%) Oracle
3 16 (18.39%) Cisco
3 16 (18.39%) Intel
4 11 (12.64%) NetApp
4 11 (12.64%) EMC
5 10 (11.49%) Endeca
6 9 (10.34%) Sybase
7 6 (6.90%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (6.90%) Teradata
7 6 (6.90%) Google
7 6 (6.90%) Netezza
7 6 (6.90%) Eloqua
7 6 (6.90%) Hortonworks
7 6 (6.90%) Marketo
7 6 (6.90%) Pardot
8 5 (5.75%) MapR
9 3 (3.45%) DataSynapse
9 3 (3.45%) TIBCO
9 3 (3.45%) IBM
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