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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Benchmarking
Rank 234 224 219
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -5
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 11 21 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.12% 0.24% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.33% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 9
Average daily rate
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£338 £450 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +125.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £298 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £475 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £228 £450 £230
% change year-on-year
-49.44% +95.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 - £35.00
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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
6729 6375 6950
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.52% 71.86% 70.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3766 3478 3316
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 256 251 328
Average hourly rate £20.25 £26.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.58% -18.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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
Berkshire +6 6 £338 +3.84% 2
Hampshire -16 1 £400 -15.78% 1
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Sussex - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Benchmarking
England

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 8 (30.77%) NHS
2 7 (26.92%) Finance
3 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
4 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
4 5 (19.23%) MS Access
4 5 (19.23%) SQL
4 5 (19.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (15.38%) Data Analysis
5 4 (15.38%) Marketing
5 4 (15.38%) Project Management
5 4 (15.38%) Legal
5 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
5 4 (15.38%) Telecoms
5 4 (15.38%) ITIL
6 3 (11.54%) Oracle
6 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
7 2 (7.69%) Process Management
7 2 (7.69%) Service Management
7 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (7.69%) SLA
7 2 (7.69%) Cisco
7 2 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (7.69%) PMP
7 2 (7.69%) PMI Certification
7 2 (7.69%) Retail
7 2 (7.69%) Asset Management
7 2 (7.69%) Release Management
7 2 (7.69%) Validation

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.85%) Drupal
1 1 (3.85%) Apache
1 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
1 1 (3.85%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Google Analytics
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (3.85%) HTTP
1 1 (3.85%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 5 (19.23%) MS Access
3 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Marketing
2 4 (15.38%) Legal
2 4 (15.38%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.69%) Retail
4 1 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.85%) Advertising
4 1 (3.85%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Analyst
1 7 (26.92%) Information Analyst
2 2 (7.69%) Architect
2 2 (7.69%) Service Manager
3 1 (3.85%) Vendor Manager
3 1 (3.85%) Performance Manager
3 1 (3.85%) Informatica Architect
3 1 (3.85%) Procurement Manager
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Developer
3 1 (3.85%) Programme Director
3 1 (3.85%) Relationships Manager
3 1 (3.85%) Marketing Manager
3 1 (3.85%) Business Manager
3 1 (3.85%) Quality Manager
3 1 (3.85%) Project Manager
3 1 (3.85%) Developer
3 1 (3.85%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (3.85%) Consultant
3 1 (3.85%) Commercial Manager
3 1 (3.85%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (3.85%) Flash
1 1 (3.85%) Web Services
1 1 (3.85%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) NHS
2 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) Social Media
3 1 (3.85%) Health Informatics
3 1 (3.85%) PKI
3 1 (3.85%) Statistics
3 1 (3.85%) Data Integration
3 1 (3.85%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (3.85%) zOS
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
1 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
1 4 (15.38%) Data Analysis
1 4 (15.38%) Project Management
1 4 (15.38%) ITIL
2 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
3 2 (7.69%) Process Management
3 2 (7.69%) Service Management
3 2 (7.69%) Asset Management
3 2 (7.69%) Release Management
3 2 (7.69%) Validation
3 2 (7.69%) Supplier Management
3 2 (7.69%) Programme Management
3 2 (7.69%) Financial Analysis
4 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (3.85%) Trend Analysis
4 1 (3.85%) Test Strategy
4 1 (3.85%) Web Application Development
4 1 (3.85%) Analytics
4 1 (3.85%) eTOM
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) C
2 1 (3.85%) Java
2 1 (3.85%) PHP
2 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (7.69%) PMP
1 2 (7.69%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
2 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Xen
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle
2 2 (7.69%) Cisco
3 1 (3.85%) ServiceNow
3 1 (3.85%) Google
3 1 (3.85%) Huawei
3 1 (3.85%) Informatica
3 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.85%) IBM
3 1 (3.85%) Citrix
3 1 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.85%) Remedy