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 30 September 2016 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Benchmarking
Rank 230 264 246
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -18
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 30 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.36% 0.10% 0.075%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.13% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 4
Median daily rate £395 £339 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.60% +0.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £157 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £467 £393
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £400 £213
% change year-on-year
-0.62% +88.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £22.59 £36.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.25% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.59 £30.83 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-26.72% -18.43%
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
6775 7881 7128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.38% 79.69% 76.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4175 4825 3971
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 268 278
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.09 £21.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.10% +69.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

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 30 September 2016.

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 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Surrey - 12 £300 - 1
Hampshire +16 5 £425 +170.70% 1
Berkshire +7 5 - - 1
Buckinghamshire +20 4 £519 +95.75%
East Sussex +3 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 £395 - 2
Benchmarking
England

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, 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 17 (44.74%) Java
2 16 (42.11%) Unix
2 16 (42.11%) Linux
3 14 (36.84%) SQL
4 13 (34.21%) Analytics
5 12 (31.58%) Kafka
5 12 (31.58%) Big Data
5 12 (31.58%) HDFS
5 12 (31.58%) Apache Spark
5 12 (31.58%) Hadoop
5 12 (31.58%) Apache Hive
5 12 (31.58%) HBase
5 12 (31.58%) Apache
6 10 (26.32%) Degree
6 10 (26.32%) Git (software)
7 9 (23.68%) Spring
7 9 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (23.68%) Finance
7 9 (23.68%) Performance Tuning
7 9 (23.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 9 (23.68%) Jenkins
8 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
9 7 (18.42%) Amazon AWS
9 7 (18.42%) Apache Solr
9 7 (18.42%) Open Source
9 7 (18.42%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (18.42%) High Availability
9 7 (18.42%) MapReduce
9 7 (18.42%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (18.42%) Apache Cassandra

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 12 (31.58%) Apache
1 12 (31.58%) Apache Spark
2 7 (18.42%) Apache Pig
2 7 (18.42%) Apache Solr
3 5 (13.16%) Cloud Foundry
3 5 (13.16%) GemFire
3 5 (13.16%) Tomcat
4 2 (5.26%) CMS
4 2 (5.26%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (10.53%) MS Office
2 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.89%) MS Visio
3 2 (5.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (5.26%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Sprinklr
1 1 (2.63%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (18.42%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (18.42%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (13.16%) GitHub
3 5 (13.16%) PaaS
4 2 (5.26%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.42%) Kerberos
1 7 (18.42%) LAN
1 7 (18.42%) WAN
2 4 (10.53%) Firewall
2 4 (10.53%) LDAP
3 2 (5.26%) Intranet
4 1 (2.63%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (31.58%) Apache Hive
1 12 (31.58%) Big Data
1 12 (31.58%) Hadoop
1 12 (31.58%) HBase
2 7 (18.42%) Apache Cassandra
2 7 (18.42%) Apache Zeppelin
2 7 (18.42%) MySQL
2 7 (18.42%) NoSQL
2 7 (18.42%) Oracle Exadata
2 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 7 (18.42%) Sqoop
3 5 (13.16%) OLTP
4 4 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (26.32%) Git (software)
2 9 (23.68%) Jenkins
3 5 (13.16%) Eclipse
3 5 (13.16%) Gradle
3 5 (13.16%) JUnit
3 5 (13.16%) Selenium
4 4 (10.53%) Cucumber
4 4 (10.53%) SoapUI
5 2 (5.26%) Axure RP
6 1 (2.63%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.63%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (23.68%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Legal
2 4 (10.53%) Marketing
2 4 (10.53%) Publishing
2 4 (10.53%) Retail
3 3 (7.89%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.63%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (15.79%) Administrator
1 6 (15.79%) Analyst
1 6 (15.79%) Data Administrator
1 6 (15.79%) Developer
2 5 (13.16%) Big Data Developer
2 5 (13.16%) Java Developer
2 5 (13.16%) Java Team Leader
2 5 (13.16%) Lead Developer
2 5 (13.16%) Senior Big Data Developer
2 5 (13.16%) Senior Developer
2 5 (13.16%) Team Leader
2 5 (13.16%) Technical Leader
3 4 (10.53%) QA Analyst
3 4 (10.53%) Senior Java Developer
3 4 (10.53%) Technical Developer
4 3 (7.89%) Lead Java Developer
4 3 (7.89%) Project Director
4 3 (7.89%) Quality Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Technical Team Leader
5 2 (5.26%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (31.58%) Kafka
2 9 (23.68%) Spring
3 7 (18.42%) Apache Tez
3 7 (18.42%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 6 (15.79%) J2EE
5 5 (13.16%) JSON
5 5 (13.16%) Spark Streaming
5 5 (13.16%) Spring Boot
5 5 (13.16%) Spring Integration
5 5 (13.16%) XML
6 4 (10.53%) Hibernate
6 4 (10.53%) JMS
6 4 (10.53%) jQuery
6 4 (10.53%) Node.js
6 4 (10.53%) React
6 4 (10.53%) REST
6 4 (10.53%) SOAP
6 4 (10.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (5.26%) Middleware
8 1 (2.63%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Grid Computing
2 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.16%) Virtual Team
3 4 (10.53%) Algorithms
3 4 (10.53%) User Experience
4 3 (7.89%) Data Centre
4 3 (7.89%) PMI
5 2 (5.26%) Copywriting
5 2 (5.26%) IVR
5 2 (5.26%) Replication
5 2 (5.26%) Taxonomies
6 1 (2.63%) Blog
6 1 (2.63%) Clustering
6 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.63%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 16 (42.11%) Linux
1 16 (42.11%) Unix
2 5 (13.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (34.21%) Analytics
2 9 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (23.68%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (18.42%) Configuration Management
3 7 (18.42%) Continuous Improvement
3 7 (18.42%) High Availability
3 7 (18.42%) MapReduce
3 7 (18.42%) Open Source
3 7 (18.42%) Six Sigma
4 6 (15.79%) BDD
4 6 (15.79%) Scrum
4 6 (15.79%) TDD
5 5 (13.16%) Kanban
5 5 (13.16%) Validation
6 4 (10.53%) Automated Testing
6 4 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (10.53%) SDLC
6 4 (10.53%) Waterfall
7 3 (7.89%) Budgeting and Forecasting
Programming Languages
1 17 (44.74%) Java
2 14 (36.84%) SQL
3 7 (18.42%) C
3 7 (18.42%) C++
4 5 (13.16%) Shell Script
5 4 (10.53%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.63%) C#
6 1 (2.63%) Scala
6 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (26.32%) Degree
2 3 (7.89%) PMI Certification
2 3 (7.89%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) QA
2 4 (10.53%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (7.89%) ISO 14001
3 3 (7.89%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (31.58%) HDFS
2 9 (23.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 7 (18.42%) Apache Flume
3 7 (18.42%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (10.53%) Active Directory
4 4 (10.53%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (18.42%) Ambari
1 7 (18.42%) Hadoop YARN
1 7 (18.42%) Oozie
2 4 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (18.42%) Cisco
1 7 (18.42%) Hortonworks
1 7 (18.42%) Oracle
1 7 (18.42%) Teradata
2 5 (13.16%) Red Hat
3 4 (10.53%) Avaya
3 4 (10.53%) Genesys
3 4 (10.53%) KANA
3 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.26%) Adobe
4 2 (5.26%) Google
5 1 (2.63%) Facebook
5 1 (2.63%) Twitter