The table below looks at the statistics for Benchmarking skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Benchmarking over the 3 months to 30 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Benchmarking
Rank - 129 146
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 0 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - 0.26% 0.099%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.34% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 2
Median daily rate - £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +38.46%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
- -50.47%
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2315 2383 2413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.47% 77.04% 79.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1509 1597 1611
Median daily rate £393 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.87% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £527 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 101 121
Median hourly rate £39.50 £35.70 £33.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.64% +5.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £16.95 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -

Benchmarking
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West 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 West

Benchmarking
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Benchmarking across the South West region.

Benchmarking Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Benchmarking
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Benchmarking across the South West region.

Benchmarking Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Benchmarking
Top 28 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 West region with a requirement for Benchmarking.

1 2 (100.00%) Network Design
1 2 (100.00%) XCAP
1 2 (100.00%) Actix
2 1 (50.00%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Network Optimisation
2 1 (50.00%) Network Planning
2 1 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Huawei
2 1 (50.00%) Statistics
2 1 (50.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (50.00%) LTE
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VB
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (50.00%) GSM
2 1 (50.00%) UMTS
2 1 (50.00%) WCDMA
2 1 (50.00%) Ericsson
2 1 (50.00%) Nokia
2 1 (50.00%) Mapinfo
2 1 (50.00%) AutoCAD
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Anite
2 1 (50.00%) ION Trading
2 1 (50.00%) MapBasic

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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:

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) AutoCAD
1 1 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) XCAP
2 1 (50.00%) GSM
2 1 (50.00%) LTE
2 1 (50.00%) UMTS
2 1 (50.00%) WCDMA
2 1 (50.00%) Wireshark
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Optimisation Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Radio Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) RF Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) RF Optimisation Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior RF Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Network Design
2 1 (50.00%) Network Optimisation
2 1 (50.00%) Network Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) MapBasic
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) VB
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Actix
2 1 (50.00%) Anite
2 1 (50.00%) Ericsson
2 1 (50.00%) Huawei
2 1 (50.00%) ION Trading
2 1 (50.00%) Mapinfo
2 1 (50.00%) Nokia