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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Benchmarking
Rank 254 261 235
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -26
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 8 8 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.091% 0.085% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.11% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 4
Median daily rate £403 £420 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +20.86%
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £408 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +20.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.00 £15.19
% change year-on-year
- -14.43%
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
7099 7500 6931
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.51% 79.47% 75.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4345 4345 3834
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £514 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 251 261
Median hourly rate £32.50 £23.75 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% -20.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.45 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.82 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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
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 26 June 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 +1 5 - -
Buckinghamshire +18 2 - -
East Sussex +9 1 £403 -4.16%
Benchmarking
England

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 7 (30.43%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (26.09%) Line Management
3 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (26.09%) Six Sigma
3 6 (26.09%) Service Delivery
4 5 (21.74%) MS Office
4 5 (21.74%) QA
5 4 (17.39%) Degree
5 4 (17.39%) SDLC
5 4 (17.39%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (17.39%) Information Governance
5 4 (17.39%) SQL
5 4 (17.39%) Data Modelling
5 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (17.39%) SLA
5 4 (17.39%) NHS
6 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
6 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
6 3 (13.04%) MS Visio
6 3 (13.04%) ITIL
7 2 (8.70%) Fault Management
7 2 (8.70%) Virtual Team
7 2 (8.70%) ATM
7 2 (8.70%) Service Management
7 2 (8.70%) Test Management
7 2 (8.70%) Programme Management
8 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (4.35%) TDD
8 1 (4.35%) Law

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 1 (4.35%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Office
2 3 (13.04%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) GitHub
1 1 (4.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) ATM
2 1 (4.35%) AMQP
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Eclipse
1 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.35%) Gradle
1 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.35%) JUnit
General
1 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Business Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) QA Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Sourcing Manager
3 3 (13.04%) NHS Business Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Quality Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Supplier Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Business Information Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Category Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Governance Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Information Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Information Governance Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Procurement Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Service Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Service Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Telecoms Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Senior NHS Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Service Desk Support
5 1 (4.35%) Service Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Vendor Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) J2EE
1 1 (4.35%) JSON
1 1 (4.35%) Middleware
1 1 (4.35%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (4.35%) REST
1 1 (4.35%) Spring
1 1 (4.35%) Spring Boot
1 1 (4.35%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (17.39%) NHS
3 2 (8.70%) Virtual Team
4 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
1 1 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (26.09%) Line Management
2 6 (26.09%) Service Delivery
2 6 (26.09%) Six Sigma
3 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (17.39%) Data Modelling
3 4 (17.39%) Information Governance
3 4 (17.39%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (17.39%) SDLC
4 3 (13.04%) ITIL
5 2 (8.70%) Fault Management
5 2 (8.70%) Programme Management
5 2 (8.70%) Service Management
5 2 (8.70%) Test Management
6 1 (4.35%) BDD
6 1 (4.35%) Data Protection
6 1 (4.35%) ITIL V3
6 1 (4.35%) System Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Time Management
6 1 (4.35%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) Erlang
2 1 (4.35%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) QA
2 4 (17.39%) SLA
3 1 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (4.35%) ISO 9001
3 1 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Ericsson