The table below looks at the statistics for Benchmarking skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Benchmarking over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Benchmarking
Rank 58 50 50
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 6 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.83% 0.19% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 0.27% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
Average daily rate
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£313 - £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £102.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-87.31% +388.09%
Benchmarking
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
576 375 348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 79.45% 70.09% 76.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 233 194
Average daily rate £412 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.69% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £235 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £528 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 22 21
Average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £11.00 £10.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £50.00 £67.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

Benchmarking
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Benchmarking across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Benchmarking Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Benchmarking
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Benchmarking across the Oxfordshire region.

Benchmarking Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Benchmarking
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Benchmarking within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 20 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
Oxford - 3 £313 -
Abingdon - - - -
Benchmarking
South East

Benchmarking
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 4 (57.14%) NHS
2 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) Change Management
3 2 (28.57%) Security Management
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (28.57%) SLA
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (14.29%) Open Source
4 1 (14.29%) Capacity Management
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 1 (14.29%) Private Cloud
4 1 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Load Testing

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle E-Business Tax
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Project Manager
2 2 (28.57%) NHS Project Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Procurement Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Procurement Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) NHS
2 1 (14.29%) Open Source
2 1 (14.29%) Private Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Change Management
1 2 (28.57%) Security Management
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Capacity Management
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) VMware