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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Benchmarking over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Benchmarking
Rank 125 107 130
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +23
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 18 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.56% 0.045% 0.063%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 0.064% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 1
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£188 £128 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.05% -70.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £228 £450 £250
% change year-on-year
-49.44% +79.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £125.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.35 - £35.00
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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
2288 1563 2184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 70.90% 70.63% 69.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1510 1025 1300
Average daily rate £395 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.75% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 70 150
Average hourly rate £34.68 £18.40 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.45% -40.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.53 £8.30 £15.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.30 £44.85 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

Benchmarking
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Benchmarking across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Benchmarking across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Benchmarking Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
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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
Wiltshire - 16 £260 -
Bristol -18 2 £151 +18.62%
Dorset - - - -
Benchmarking
England

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 10 (47.62%) Finance
2 8 (38.10%) Project Management
2 8 (38.10%) Project Planning
2 8 (38.10%) Performance Management
2 8 (38.10%) Portfolio Management
2 8 (38.10%) Continuous Improvement
2 8 (38.10%) Dependency Management
3 7 (33.33%) SLA
3 7 (33.33%) Change Management
4 6 (28.57%) SharePoint
4 6 (28.57%) Analytics
5 5 (23.81%) Management Information System
6 3 (14.29%) SQL
7 2 (9.52%) SAP
7 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
7 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (9.52%) Data Modelling
7 2 (9.52%) SEO
7 2 (9.52%) Programme Management
7 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (9.52%) DMAIC
7 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (9.52%) Copywriting
7 2 (9.52%) FMCG
7 2 (9.52%) Process Management
7 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (9.52%) Performance Improvement
7 2 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
8 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 6 (28.57%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.76%) QlikView
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
General
1 10 (47.62%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (71.43%) Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) MI Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) PMO Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Business Improvement Specialist
3 2 (9.52%) Content Editor
4 1 (4.76%) Coordinator
4 1 (4.76%) Business Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) DBA
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Data Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (4.76%) Information Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) PMO Lead
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.52%) Copywriting
2 2 (9.52%) FMCG
3 1 (4.76%) Statistics
3 1 (4.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
1 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Project Management
1 8 (38.10%) Performance Management
1 8 (38.10%) Portfolio Management
1 8 (38.10%) Continuous Improvement
1 8 (38.10%) Project Planning
1 8 (38.10%) Dependency Management
2 7 (33.33%) Change Management
3 6 (28.57%) Analytics
4 2 (9.52%) SEO
4 2 (9.52%) DMAIC
4 2 (9.52%) Programme Management
4 2 (9.52%) Process Management
4 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
4 2 (9.52%) Data Modelling
4 2 (9.52%) Performance Improvement
4 2 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.76%) Lean Six Sigma
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (33.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) SAP
2 1 (4.76%) Informatica
2 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
2 1 (4.76%) JD Edwards
2 1 (4.76%) Kalido
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) Business Objects