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 17 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Benchmarking
Rank 242 235 227
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -8
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 25 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.25% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.19% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 6 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £388 £216
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +79.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £244 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £438 £259
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+5.76% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £167.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £167.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-92.23% +697.61%
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
7564 6998 6086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.17% 71.87% 71.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4241 3878 3156
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 264 276 269
Average hourly rate £32.75 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.29% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £12.52 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £51.50
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 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 17 April 2015.

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 17 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
Berkshire +8 10 £350 -17.64% 4
Oxfordshire -10 6 £313 -
Surrey +5 3 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 £279 -
East Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
Benchmarking
England

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 12 (29.27%) Finance
2 9 (21.95%) RTP
2 9 (21.95%) Telecoms
2 9 (21.95%) CRM
3 8 (19.51%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (19.51%) Business Analysis
3 8 (19.51%) Requirements Analysis
4 6 (14.63%) Change Management
4 6 (14.63%) GAP Analysis
4 6 (14.63%) MGCP
4 6 (14.63%) ITIL
4 6 (14.63%) VoIP
4 6 (14.63%) Cisco
4 6 (14.63%) Change Control
5 5 (12.20%) PRINCE2
5 5 (12.20%) Project Management
5 5 (12.20%) Megaco
5 5 (12.20%) Migration
5 5 (12.20%) Security Cleared
6 4 (9.76%) Data Architecture
6 4 (9.76%) Fund Accounting
6 4 (9.76%) Performance Management
6 4 (9.76%) Multimedia
6 4 (9.76%) Billing
6 4 (9.76%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (9.76%) Data Analysis
6 4 (9.76%) Service Delivery
6 4 (9.76%) SLA
6 4 (9.76%) Data Modelling

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.32%) SharePoint
1 3 (7.32%) Lync
2 2 (4.88%) CMS
3 1 (2.44%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.44%) MS Project
2 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.44%) SPSS
2 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle E-Business Tax
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.44%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.95%) RTP
2 6 (14.63%) MGCP
2 6 (14.63%) VoIP
3 5 (12.20%) Megaco
4 4 (9.76%) Intranet
5 3 (7.32%) IPv4
5 3 (7.32%) IPv6
5 3 (7.32%) HTTP
5 3 (7.32%) TCP/IP
5 3 (7.32%) Cisco ICM
5 3 (7.32%) SIGTRAN
5 3 (7.32%) SS7
6 2 (4.88%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (4.88%) Unified Communications
6 2 (4.88%) 3G
7 1 (2.44%) VPN
7 1 (2.44%) 4G
7 1 (2.44%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Axure RP
General
1 12 (29.27%) Finance
2 9 (21.95%) Telecoms
3 4 (9.76%) Multimedia
3 4 (9.76%) Billing
4 2 (4.88%) Marketing
5 1 (2.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (24.39%) Analyst
2 9 (21.95%) Project Manager
3 6 (14.63%) Business Analyst
4 5 (12.20%) Design Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Data Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Business Data Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (7.32%) Contracts Manager
6 3 (7.32%) Service Manager
6 3 (7.32%) Services Delivery Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Network Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Support Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Network Design Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Implementation Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Voice Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) NHS Project Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Service Design Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Voice Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) NHS
2 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.32%) Device Driver
2 3 (7.32%) Freedom of Information
2 3 (7.32%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (4.88%) Open Source
3 2 (4.88%) Social Media
3 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.88%) Private Cloud
3 2 (4.88%) IPTV
4 1 (2.44%) Statistics
4 1 (2.44%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.44%) Blog
4 1 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.44%) Data Extraction
4 1 (2.44%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.95%) CRM
2 8 (19.51%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (19.51%) Requirements Analysis
2 8 (19.51%) Business Analysis
3 6 (14.63%) Change Control
3 6 (14.63%) ITIL
3 6 (14.63%) Change Management
3 6 (14.63%) GAP Analysis
4 5 (12.20%) Project Management
4 5 (12.20%) Migration
4 5 (12.20%) PRINCE2
5 4 (9.76%) Data Modelling
5 4 (9.76%) Service Delivery
5 4 (9.76%) Data Analysis
5 4 (9.76%) Fund Accounting
5 4 (9.76%) Waterfall
5 4 (9.76%) Data Governance
5 4 (9.76%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (9.76%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.32%) C
2 2 (4.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.76%) ISEB
3 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.88%) PMP
4 2 (4.88%) PMI Certification
4 2 (4.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) SLA
1 4 (9.76%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.44%) ISO 14001
2 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 6 (14.63%) Cisco
2 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.32%) Oracle
2 3 (7.32%) Verint
3 2 (4.88%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.44%) VMware
4 1 (2.44%) Google
4 1 (2.44%) Fujitsu
4 1 (2.44%) Cognos
4 1 (2.44%) Ariba
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