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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Benchmarking
Rank 267 242 213
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -29
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 10 11 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.099% 0.12% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.16% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 9
Average daily rate
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£420 £338 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £230 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £393 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £228 £450
% change year-on-year
+84.61% -49.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.80 £29.35 -
% change year-on-year
-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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
7715 6912 6396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 76.74% 74.40% 73.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4732 3901 3519
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 255 270 259
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% -24.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.42 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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
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 1 September 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
East Sussex - 5 £420 -
Berkshire -9 2 - - 1
Kent - 2 £413 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Benchmarking
England

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 10 (45.45%) Performance Management
2 8 (36.36%) Finance
3 7 (31.82%) PRINCE2
4 6 (27.27%) Project Management
4 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (22.73%) Telecoms
5 5 (22.73%) Service Delivery
6 4 (18.18%) RTP
6 4 (18.18%) CRM
6 4 (18.18%) Balanced Scorecard
6 4 (18.18%) Waterfall
6 4 (18.18%) Business Transformation
7 3 (13.64%) Data Protection
7 3 (13.64%) Change Control
7 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
7 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (13.64%) Freedom of Information
7 3 (13.64%) QA
7 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (13.64%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (13.64%) Multithreading
7 3 (13.64%) Law
7 3 (13.64%) Legal
7 3 (13.64%) Device Driver
7 3 (13.64%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (13.64%) Information Security
7 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
7 3 (13.64%) FreeBSD
7 3 (13.64%) C

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 2 (9.09%) CMS
2 1 (4.55%) Lync
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (4.55%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) RTP
2 3 (13.64%) HTTP
2 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.55%) MGCP
3 1 (4.55%) VoIP
3 1 (4.55%) Megaco
3 1 (4.55%) 4G
3 1 (4.55%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Data Mining
General
1 8 (36.36%) Finance
2 5 (22.73%) Telecoms
3 3 (13.64%) Law
3 3 (13.64%) Legal
4 1 (4.55%) Banking
4 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Project Manager
1 6 (27.27%) Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Business Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Performance Tester
4 1 (4.55%) Design Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Procurement Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Data Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Data Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) IT Procurement Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Lead Business Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Sourcing Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Vendor Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Device Driver
1 3 (13.64%) Freedom of Information
1 3 (13.64%) Data Protection Act
1 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) NHS
3 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.55%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Performance Management
2 7 (31.82%) PRINCE2
3 6 (27.27%) Project Management
3 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (22.73%) Service Delivery
5 4 (18.18%) Balanced Scorecard
5 4 (18.18%) CRM
5 4 (18.18%) Waterfall
5 4 (18.18%) Business Transformation
6 3 (13.64%) Change Control
6 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
6 3 (13.64%) Data Protection
6 3 (13.64%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (13.64%) Information Security
6 3 (13.64%) Multithreading
6 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
6 3 (13.64%) Process Management
7 2 (9.09%) Validation
7 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) C
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) PMP
1 3 (13.64%) PMI Certification
1 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) SLA
1 3 (13.64%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) ISO 14001
2 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.55%) Adobe
1 1 (4.55%) SOASTA, Inc