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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Benchmarking
Rank 246 239 216
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -23
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 11 20 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.13% 0.21% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.27% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 14
Average daily rate £390 £475 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.89% +63.79%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.09 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £42.00 £11.51
% change year-on-year
-52.38% +264.90%
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
6805 7324 6228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 79.53% 77.35% 74.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4175 4011 3318
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 291 240 261
Average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £45.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +8 7 - -
Hampshire +8 3 £390 -
Surrey -5 1 £400 -
Benchmarking
England

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (36.36%) CRM
1 8 (36.36%) Continuous Improvement
2 7 (31.82%) Finance
2 7 (31.82%) Service Delivery
2 7 (31.82%) Telecoms
3 6 (27.27%) ITIL
3 6 (27.27%) PMP
3 6 (27.27%) PMI Certification
3 6 (27.27%) Project Management
3 6 (27.27%) Marketing
4 5 (22.73%) Analytics
4 5 (22.73%) ITIL V3
4 5 (22.73%) B2B
4 5 (22.73%) Oracle
4 5 (22.73%) Programme Management
5 4 (18.18%) SEO
5 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
5 4 (18.18%) Six Sigma
5 4 (18.18%) CMS
5 4 (18.18%) SharePoint
5 4 (18.18%) E-Commerce
5 4 (18.18%) MS Visio
5 4 (18.18%) HTML
5 4 (18.18%) B2C
5 4 (18.18%) Digital Marketing
5 4 (18.18%) Drupal
5 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
5 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
6 3 (13.64%) Time Management
6 3 (13.64%) Social Media

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 4 (18.18%) CMS
1 4 (18.18%) Drupal
1 4 (18.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MS Visio
2 3 (13.64%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) OLTP
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.55%) VLDB
General
1 7 (31.82%) Finance
1 7 (31.82%) Telecoms
2 6 (27.27%) Marketing
3 2 (9.09%) Legal
4 1 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Architect
1 5 (22.73%) Project Manager
1 5 (22.73%) Service Architect
2 3 (13.64%) Administrator
2 3 (13.64%) Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Digital Project Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Copywriter
4 1 (4.55%) Account Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Information Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Quality Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Technical Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Service Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Supplier Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Unix Administrator
4 1 (4.55%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) HTML
2 3 (13.64%) Flash
2 3 (13.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.64%) Social Media
3 2 (9.09%) Copywriting
3 2 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 2 (9.09%) NHS
4 1 (4.55%) Clustering
4 1 (4.55%) Health Informatics
4 1 (4.55%) Informatics
4 1 (4.55%) Reference Data
4 1 (4.55%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Solaris
1 1 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Continuous Improvement
1 8 (36.36%) CRM
2 7 (31.82%) Service Delivery
3 6 (27.27%) ITIL
3 6 (27.27%) Project Management
4 5 (22.73%) Analytics
4 5 (22.73%) B2B
4 5 (22.73%) ITIL V3
4 5 (22.73%) Programme Management
5 4 (18.18%) B2C
5 4 (18.18%) Digital Marketing
5 4 (18.18%) E-Commerce
5 4 (18.18%) SEO
5 4 (18.18%) Six Sigma
6 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (13.64%) Process Management
6 3 (13.64%) Time Management
6 3 (13.64%) Trend Analysis
7 2 (9.09%) Market Research
7 2 (9.09%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) Java
1 3 (13.64%) PHP
2 2 (9.09%) SQL
3 1 (4.55%) AWK
3 1 (4.55%) Bourne shell
3 1 (4.55%) Korn
3 1 (4.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) PMI Certification
1 6 (27.27%) PMP
2 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
2 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) Degree
4 1 (4.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) ISO 14001
1 2 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (9.09%) SLA
2 1 (4.55%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.55%) ISO 9001
2 1 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Veritas File System
1 1 (4.55%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle
2 3 (13.64%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.55%) Google
3 1 (4.55%) Sun
3 1 (4.55%) Veritas
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