The table below looks at the statistics for Benchmarking skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Benchmarking over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Benchmarking
Rank 246 202 228
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +26
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 12 26 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.12% 0.30% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.43% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 4
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£475 £290 £580
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.79% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £245 £479
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £450 £606
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.15 £31.00 -
% change year-on-year
+6.93% -
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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
7191 6084 5762
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.11% 71.29% 69.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4096 3269 2871
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 229 355
Average hourly rate £21.58 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.76% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Benchmarking
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Benchmarking Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Benchmarking
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Benchmarking Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Benchmarking
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Benchmarking across the South East region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Benchmarking Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Benchmarking
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Benchmarking across the South East region.

Benchmarking Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Benchmarking
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Benchmarking within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
Hampshire -23 3 £290 -25.16%
Berkshire -8 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £500 - 1
Benchmarking
England

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 4 (21.05%) CRM
2 4 (21.05%) Cisco
2 4 (21.05%) Project Management
2 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
3 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
3 3 (15.79%) NHS
3 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
3 3 (15.79%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (15.79%) Freedom of Information
3 3 (15.79%) Performance Management
3 3 (15.79%) Data Protection
3 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
4 2 (10.53%) Supplier Management
4 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
4 2 (10.53%) QA
4 2 (10.53%) Release Management
4 2 (10.53%) Load Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Open Source
4 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
4 2 (10.53%) MS Access
4 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) Balanced Scorecard
4 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (10.53%) Change Control

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.26%) VPN
1 1 (5.26%) MPLS
1 1 (5.26%) Firewall
1 1 (5.26%) IPsec
1 1 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco PIX
1 1 (5.26%) Network Security
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
1 2 (10.53%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Project Manager
2 3 (15.79%) Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Information Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Release Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Contracts Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Head of Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.26%) Procurement Team Leader
4 1 (5.26%) Team Leader
4 1 (5.26%) Security Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) NHS
1 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
1 3 (15.79%) Freedom of Information
1 3 (15.79%) Data Protection Act
1 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Open Source
3 1 (5.26%) CUDA
3 1 (5.26%) Algorithms
3 1 (5.26%) SecurID
3 1 (5.26%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (21.05%) CRM
2 4 (21.05%) Project Management
2 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
3 3 (15.79%) Performance Management
3 3 (15.79%) Data Protection
3 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) Balanced Scorecard
4 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (10.53%) Supplier Management
4 2 (10.53%) Release Management
4 2 (10.53%) Load Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (10.53%) Change Control
4 2 (10.53%) Capacity Management
4 2 (10.53%) Business Transformation
5 1 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (5.26%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (5.26%) Parallel Processing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
1 1 (5.26%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) CISSP
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Cisco
2 1 (5.26%) Ariba
2 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
2 1 (5.26%) VMware
2 1 (5.26%) Fortinet
2 1 (5.26%) Fujitsu
2 1 (5.26%) ArcSight