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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Benchmarking
Rank 136 144 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.036% 0.032% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.045% 0.039% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £350 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £390 £369
% change year-on-year
+1.28% +5.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £95.00 £30.83 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+208.14% -18.43%
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2218 2539 2498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.99% 80.50% 76.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1505 1771 1691
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 108 123
Median hourly rate £38.00 £41.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% +24.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.39 £20.63 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.80 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 6 December 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
Gloucestershire - 1 £350 -
Benchmarking
England

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 (66.67%) GSM
1 2 (66.67%) UMTS
1 2 (66.67%) Mapinfo
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
1 2 (66.67%) Anite
1 2 (66.67%) MapBasic
1 2 (66.67%) Network Design
1 2 (66.67%) Statistics
1 2 (66.67%) LTE
1 2 (66.67%) XCAP
1 2 (66.67%) Actix
2 1 (33.33%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (33.33%) Information Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) User Experience
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Wireframes
2 1 (33.33%) Prototyping
2 1 (33.33%) Virtual Team
2 1 (33.33%) Wireshark
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Network Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Legal
2 1 (33.33%) AutoCAD
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) WCDMA

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 (33.33%) AutoCAD
1 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) GSM
1 2 (66.67%) LTE
1 2 (66.67%) UMTS
1 2 (66.67%) XCAP
2 1 (33.33%) WCDMA
2 1 (33.33%) Wireshark
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Optimisation Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) RF Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) RF Optimisation Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior RF Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) User Experience Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Statistics
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) User Experience
2 1 (33.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Network Design
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Information Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Network Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Prototyping
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
2 1 (33.33%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) MapBasic
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Actix
1 2 (66.67%) Anite
1 2 (66.67%) Mapinfo
2 1 (33.33%) Ericsson
2 1 (33.33%) Nokia