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 1 March 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
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Benchmarking
England / South East
Rank 239 240 243
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 3 15 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.039% 0.17% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.049% 0.21% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 22
Median daily rate £488 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.87% +14.28%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £16.09 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £20.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year
+87.50% -52.38%

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
6165 7185 7765
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.95% 81.11% 79.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3642 4436 4234
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year
+2.25% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 268 264
Median hourly rate £29.92 £45.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.51% +38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.87 £60.96 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

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 1 March 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
Buckinghamshire -3 2 £488 - 1
Hampshire +10 1 - - 1
Benchmarking
England

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 March 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 17 (56.67%) Java
2 15 (50.00%) Linux
3 14 (46.67%) Unix
3 14 (46.67%) HBase
4 13 (43.33%) Kafka
4 13 (43.33%) Hadoop
5 12 (40.00%) Apache
5 12 (40.00%) HDFS
5 12 (40.00%) Apache Spark
5 12 (40.00%) Big Data
6 11 (36.67%) Apache Hive
6 11 (36.67%) SQL
7 10 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (33.33%) Analytics
8 9 (30.00%) Hadoop YARN
8 9 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (30.00%) Apache Cassandra
8 9 (30.00%) NoSQL
8 9 (30.00%) Oracle Exadata
8 9 (30.00%) Open Source
8 9 (30.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 9 (30.00%) High Availability
8 9 (30.00%) Teradata
8 9 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 9 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
8 9 (30.00%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (30.00%) Oracle RAC
8 9 (30.00%) MySQL
8 9 (30.00%) 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 12 (40.00%) Apache
1 12 (40.00%) Apache Spark
2 8 (26.67%) Apache Pig
2 8 (26.67%) Apache Solr
3 4 (13.33%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (13.33%) GemFire
3 4 (13.33%) Tomcat
4 2 (6.67%) Confluence
5 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (20.00%) MS Office
1 6 (20.00%) MS Visio
2 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (6.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (6.67%) OmniGraffle
Cloud Services
1 9 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (30.00%) Cloud Computing
1 9 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (16.67%) GitHub
3 4 (13.33%) PaaS
4 2 (6.67%) Google Analytics
5 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (30.00%) LAN
1 9 (30.00%) WAN
2 8 (26.67%) Kerberos
3 1 (3.33%) AMQP
3 1 (3.33%) Firewall
3 1 (3.33%) Internet
3 1 (3.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (46.67%) HBase
2 13 (43.33%) Hadoop
3 12 (40.00%) Big Data
4 11 (36.67%) Apache Hive
5 10 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 9 (30.00%) Apache Cassandra
6 9 (30.00%) MySQL
6 9 (30.00%) NoSQL
6 9 (30.00%) Oracle Exadata
7 8 (26.67%) Apache Zeppelin
7 8 (26.67%) Sqoop
8 3 (10.00%) OLTP
9 1 (3.33%) Parquet
9 1 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
9 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (23.33%) Git (software)
2 6 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 5 (16.67%) Gradle
4 4 (13.33%) Eclipse
4 4 (13.33%) JUnit
5 2 (6.67%) Axure RP
5 2 (6.67%) Cucumber
5 2 (6.67%) JIRA
5 2 (6.67%) Selenium
6 1 (3.33%) SoapUI
6 1 (3.33%) SpecFlow
6 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Legal
2 1 (3.33%) Publishing
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Administrator
1 8 (26.67%) Analyst
2 7 (23.33%) Business Analyst
2 7 (23.33%) Data Administrator
3 6 (20.00%) Developer
4 5 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 5 (16.67%) Process Analyst
4 5 (16.67%) Senior Developer
5 4 (13.33%) Big Data Developer
5 4 (13.33%) Business Improvement Analyst
5 4 (13.33%) Business Process Improvement Analyst
5 4 (13.33%) Java Team Leader
5 4 (13.33%) Process Improvement Analyst
5 4 (13.33%) Senior Big Data Developer
5 4 (13.33%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (13.33%) Team Leader
6 3 (10.00%) Lead Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Technical Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Technical Leader
6 3 (10.00%) Technical Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (43.33%) Kafka
2 8 (26.67%) Apache Tez
2 8 (26.67%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 6 (20.00%) Spring
4 4 (13.33%) JSON
4 4 (13.33%) Spring Boot
5 3 (10.00%) REST
5 3 (10.00%) Spark Streaming
5 3 (10.00%) Spring Integration
6 2 (6.67%) AngularJS
6 2 (6.67%) HTML
6 2 (6.67%) J2EE
6 2 (6.67%) Java EE
6 2 (6.67%) Middleware
6 2 (6.67%) XML
7 1 (3.33%) Hibernate
7 1 (3.33%) JMS
7 1 (3.33%) jQuery
7 1 (3.33%) RESTful
7 1 (3.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) Grid Computing
2 4 (13.33%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.67%) Clustering
4 2 (6.67%) Taxonomies
4 2 (6.67%) User Experience
4 2 (6.67%) Virtual Team
5 1 (3.33%) Algorithms
5 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.33%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 15 (50.00%) Linux
2 14 (46.67%) Unix
3 3 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (33.33%) Analytics
2 9 (30.00%) Configuration Management
2 9 (30.00%) High Availability
2 9 (30.00%) Open Source
2 9 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
3 8 (26.67%) MapReduce
4 6 (20.00%) BDD
4 6 (20.00%) TDD
5 4 (13.33%) Kanban
5 4 (13.33%) Scrum
5 4 (13.33%) Validation
6 3 (10.00%) User Stories
7 2 (6.67%) Competitor Analysis
7 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (6.67%) DevOps
7 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (6.67%) SWOT Analysis
7 2 (6.67%) Translating Business Requirements
7 2 (6.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (56.67%) Java
2 11 (36.67%) SQL
3 9 (30.00%) C
3 9 (30.00%) C++
4 5 (16.67%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.33%) C#
5 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.33%) Perl
5 1 (3.33%) Python
5 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) Degree
1 6 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.33%) ISO 9000
2 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 12 (40.00%) HDFS
2 9 (30.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 9 (30.00%) Oracle RAC
3 8 (26.67%) Apache Flume
4 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
4 1 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (30.00%) Hadoop YARN
2 8 (26.67%) Ambari
2 8 (26.67%) Oozie
3 2 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.33%) Ansible
4 1 (3.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) Cisco
1 9 (30.00%) Oracle
1 9 (30.00%) Teradata
2 8 (26.67%) Hortonworks
3 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (10.00%) Red Hat
5 2 (6.67%) Adobe
5 2 (6.67%) Google
6 1 (3.33%) Avaya
6 1 (3.33%) Genesys
6 1 (3.33%) KANA