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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Benchmarking over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Benchmarking
England / South East
Rank 226 244 243
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -1
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 7 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.096% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.16% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 10
Median daily rate £500 £395 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.58% -16.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £390 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £421 £546
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £419
% change year-on-year
- -4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £16.09 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £95.00 £17.04 £42.00
% change year-on-year
+457.67% -59.44%

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
5837 6679 7215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.39% 79.98% 77.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3431 4005 3985
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 287 244
Median hourly rate £37.50 £43.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.79% +72.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £60.85 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Benchmarking
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Benchmarking as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 19 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Benchmarking within the South East region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +14 3 £625 +60.25%
Surrey +18 2 - - 1
West Sussex - 2 £375 -
Benchmarking
England

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Benchmarking also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Benchmarking.

1 21 (56.76%) Java
2 20 (54.05%) Linux
3 19 (51.35%) Unix
4 16 (43.24%) SQL
4 16 (43.24%) HBase
5 15 (40.54%) Big Data
5 15 (40.54%) Kafka
5 15 (40.54%) Hadoop
5 15 (40.54%) Apache Spark
6 14 (37.84%) HDFS
6 14 (37.84%) Apache Hive
6 14 (37.84%) Apache
7 12 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (32.43%) Git (software)
8 11 (29.73%) Jenkins
8 11 (29.73%) Analytics
8 11 (29.73%) Performance Tuning
8 11 (29.73%) Spring
9 10 (27.03%) SQL Server
9 10 (27.03%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 10 (27.03%) Microsoft Azure
10 9 (24.32%) Amazon AWS
10 9 (24.32%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (24.32%) Apache Cassandra
10 9 (24.32%) NoSQL
10 9 (24.32%) Oracle Exadata
10 9 (24.32%) Open Source
10 9 (24.32%) High Availability
10 9 (24.32%) MySQL
10 9 (24.32%) Oracle

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (40.54%) Apache Spark
2 14 (37.84%) Apache
3 8 (21.62%) Apache Pig
3 8 (21.62%) Apache Solr
4 7 (18.92%) Cloud Foundry
4 7 (18.92%) GemFire
4 7 (18.92%) Tomcat
5 2 (5.41%) CMS
5 2 (5.41%) Umbraco
6 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (16.22%) MS Office
1 6 (16.22%) MS Visio
2 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (5.41%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Sprinklr
1 1 (2.70%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 10 (27.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (24.32%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (24.32%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (18.92%) GitHub
3 7 (18.92%) PaaS
4 2 (5.41%) Google Analytics
5 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (24.32%) LAN
1 9 (24.32%) WAN
2 8 (21.62%) Kerberos
3 4 (10.81%) Firewall
3 4 (10.81%) LDAP
4 2 (5.41%) Intranet
5 1 (2.70%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (43.24%) HBase
2 15 (40.54%) Big Data
2 15 (40.54%) Hadoop
3 14 (37.84%) Apache Hive
4 10 (27.03%) SQL Server
5 9 (24.32%) Apache Cassandra
5 9 (24.32%) MySQL
5 9 (24.32%) NoSQL
5 9 (24.32%) Oracle Exadata
6 8 (21.62%) Apache Zeppelin
6 8 (21.62%) Sqoop
7 6 (16.22%) OLTP
8 4 (10.81%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
9 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (32.43%) Git (software)
2 11 (29.73%) Jenkins
3 7 (18.92%) Eclipse
3 7 (18.92%) Gradle
3 7 (18.92%) JUnit
4 5 (13.51%) Cucumber
4 5 (13.51%) Selenium
5 4 (10.81%) SoapUI
6 2 (5.41%) Axure RP
7 1 (2.70%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.70%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (10.81%) Finance
1 4 (10.81%) Publishing
1 4 (10.81%) Retail
2 2 (5.41%) Legal
3 1 (2.70%) Marketing
3 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (21.62%) Administrator
1 8 (21.62%) Analyst
1 8 (21.62%) Developer
2 7 (18.92%) Business Analyst
2 7 (18.92%) Data Administrator
2 7 (18.92%) Java Developer
2 7 (18.92%) Senior Developer
3 6 (16.22%) Big Data Developer
3 6 (16.22%) Java Team Leader
3 6 (16.22%) Lead Developer
3 6 (16.22%) Senior Big Data Developer
3 6 (16.22%) Senior Java Developer
3 6 (16.22%) Team Leader
3 6 (16.22%) Technical Leader
4 5 (13.51%) Process Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) Technical Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Business Improvement Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Business Process Improvement Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Process Improvement Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Technical Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (40.54%) Kafka
2 11 (29.73%) Spring
3 8 (21.62%) Apache Tez
3 8 (21.62%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 7 (18.92%) JSON
4 7 (18.92%) Spring Boot
5 6 (16.22%) J2EE
5 6 (16.22%) Spark Streaming
5 6 (16.22%) Spring Integration
6 5 (13.51%) REST
6 5 (13.51%) XML
7 4 (10.81%) Hibernate
7 4 (10.81%) JMS
7 4 (10.81%) jQuery
7 4 (10.81%) Node.js
7 4 (10.81%) React
7 4 (10.81%) SOAP
7 4 (10.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (8.11%) Middleware
9 1 (2.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (24.32%) Grid Computing
2 4 (10.81%) Algorithms
2 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.81%) User Experience
3 3 (8.11%) Virtual Team
4 2 (5.41%) Clustering
4 2 (5.41%) Copywriting
4 2 (5.41%) IVR
4 2 (5.41%) Replication
4 2 (5.41%) Taxonomies
5 1 (2.70%) Blog
5 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.70%) PMI
5 1 (2.70%) Social Media
5 1 (2.70%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 20 (54.05%) Linux
2 19 (51.35%) Unix
3 6 (16.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (29.73%) Analytics
2 11 (29.73%) Performance Tuning
3 9 (24.32%) Configuration Management
3 9 (24.32%) High Availability
3 9 (24.32%) Open Source
4 8 (21.62%) BDD
4 8 (21.62%) MapReduce
4 8 (21.62%) TDD
5 7 (18.92%) Scrum
5 7 (18.92%) Validation
6 5 (13.51%) Kanban
7 4 (10.81%) Automated Testing
7 4 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (10.81%) Waterfall
8 3 (8.11%) B2B
8 3 (8.11%) Unit Testing
8 3 (8.11%) User Stories
9 2 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (5.41%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 21 (56.76%) Java
2 16 (43.24%) SQL
3 9 (24.32%) C
3 9 (24.32%) C++
4 7 (18.92%) Shell Script
5 4 (10.81%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.70%) C#
6 1 (2.70%) Perl
6 1 (2.70%) Python
6 1 (2.70%) Scala
6 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) Degree
2 6 (16.22%) ISEB
3 1 (2.70%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.70%) PMP
3 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (8.11%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) ISO 14001
2 1 (2.70%) ISO 9000
2 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (37.84%) HDFS
2 10 (27.03%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 9 (24.32%) Oracle RAC
4 8 (21.62%) Apache Flume
5 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
5 4 (10.81%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (21.62%) Ambari
1 8 (21.62%) Hadoop YARN
1 8 (21.62%) Oozie
2 5 (13.51%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.70%) Ansible
3 1 (2.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (24.32%) Cisco
1 9 (24.32%) Oracle
1 9 (24.32%) Teradata
2 8 (21.62%) Hortonworks
3 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
4 6 (16.22%) Red Hat
5 4 (10.81%) Avaya
5 4 (10.81%) Genesys
5 4 (10.81%) KANA
6 2 (5.41%) Adobe
6 2 (5.41%) Google
7 1 (2.70%) Facebook
7 1 (2.70%) Twitter