The table below looks at the statistics for Benchmarking skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Benchmarking over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Benchmarking
Rank 516 561 534
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -27
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 120 103 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.18% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.22% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 47 59
Median daily rate £431 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.47% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £190 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £511 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £403 £206
% change year-on-year
-1.86% +95.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 7
Median hourly rate £22.00 £20.83 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.61% -44.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.22 £16.00 £16.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.05 £32.90 £72.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.59 £30.83 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-26.72% -18.43%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
43784 46844 44845
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.15% 81.14% 77.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29028 30621 28126
Median daily rate £438 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.05% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1146 1304 1230
Median hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £52.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +30.76%

Benchmarking
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Benchmarking as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Benchmarking Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Benchmarking
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Benchmarking within the UK.

Benchmarking Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Benchmarking
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Benchmarking within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 2016.

Benchmarking Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Benchmarking
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Benchmarking within the UK.

Benchmarking Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Benchmarking
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Benchmarking within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 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
England +40 118 £425 - 27
London +15 48 £475 +8.57% 11
South East +31 30 £395 +16.60% 8
Surrey - 12 £300 - 2
Staines - 10 £250 -
East of England +15 9 £230 - 2
North West +7 9 £325 -31.57% 2
Yorkshire +10 8 £500 -2.24% 1
West Midlands -16 8 £395 -1.25%
Cheshire +15 6 £325 -31.57% 1
South Yorkshire +3 6 £513 -1.91% 1
Reading +16 5 - -
Hampshire +16 5 £425 +170.70% 1
Berkshire +13 5 - - 2
Sheffield +3 5 £500 -
Buckinghamshire +26 4 £519 +95.75%
East Midlands -7 4 £513 - 1
Milton Keynes - 4 £519 -
Essex - 4 £230 -
Farnborough - 4 - -
Hertfordshire 0 3 £625 - 1
Tyne and Wear -18 3 £440 -
North East -19 3 £440 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -22 3 £440 -
Manchester - 3 £332 - 1
Chester - 3 £325 -
Cambridgeshire +20 2 £425 - 1
Leeds +11 2 £400 -22.02%
West Yorkshire +6 2 £400 -22.02%
Brighton +4 2 - -

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 with a requirement for Benchmarking.

1 78 (34.67%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (32.00%) SQL
3 71 (31.56%) Finance
4 54 (24.00%) Linux
5 50 (22.22%) Degree
6 48 (21.33%) Analytics
6 48 (21.33%) Analytical Skills
7 44 (19.56%) Java
8 42 (18.67%) Oracle
8 42 (18.67%) User Experience
9 41 (18.22%) Performance Tuning
10 39 (17.33%) Windows
11 37 (16.44%) SQL Server
11 37 (16.44%) VMware
12 34 (15.11%) LAN
12 34 (15.11%) WAN
13 33 (14.67%) VMware Infrastructure
14 31 (13.78%) Project Management
14 31 (13.78%) Cisco
15 30 (13.33%) Banking
15 30 (13.33%) Solaris
16 29 (12.89%) Middleware
17 28 (12.44%) Hadoop
17 28 (12.44%) Continuous Improvement
18 27 (12.00%) HBase
18 27 (12.00%) SAN
18 27 (12.00%) MS Excel
18 27 (12.00%) Apache
19 26 (11.56%) Business Intelligence
19 26 (11.56%) Management Information System

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills 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 27 (12.00%) Apache
2 20 (8.89%) Tomcat
3 18 (8.00%) IIS
4 16 (7.11%) Apache Spark
5 15 (6.67%) Oracle Coherence
5 15 (6.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 15 (6.67%) WebSphere
6 8 (3.56%) SharePoint
7 7 (3.11%) Apache Pig
7 7 (3.11%) Apache Solr
8 6 (2.67%) WebLogic
9 5 (2.22%) Cloud Foundry
9 5 (2.22%) GemFire
10 2 (0.89%) CMS
10 2 (0.89%) SAS
10 2 (0.89%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.44%) Apache Qpid
11 1 (0.44%) Confluence
11 1 (0.44%) nginx
Applications
1 27 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 19 (8.44%) OmniGraffle
3 15 (6.67%) MS Office
4 14 (6.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (5.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 7 (3.11%) MS Visio
7 5 (2.22%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (1.33%) SPSS
9 2 (0.89%) MS Project
10 1 (0.44%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.44%) Sprinklr
1 1 (0.44%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.89%) Google Analytics
2 10 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (3.56%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (3.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (2.67%) GitHub
5 5 (2.22%) PaaS
6 4 (1.78%) Office 365
7 2 (0.89%) SaaS
8 1 (0.44%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 34 (15.11%) LAN
1 34 (15.11%) WAN
2 27 (12.00%) SAN
3 26 (11.56%) NAS
4 24 (10.67%) FCoE
4 24 (10.67%) Fibre Channel
4 24 (10.67%) iSCSI
4 24 (10.67%) Multicast
5 17 (7.56%) HTTP
6 9 (4.00%) Internet
7 7 (3.11%) Firewall
7 7 (3.11%) Kerberos
8 4 (1.78%) LDAP
9 2 (0.89%) GSM
9 2 (0.89%) Intranet
9 2 (0.89%) LTE
9 2 (0.89%) NetScaler
9 2 (0.89%) UMTS
9 2 (0.89%) XCAP
10 1 (0.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (16.44%) SQL Server
2 28 (12.44%) Hadoop
3 27 (12.00%) HBase
4 18 (8.00%) Big Data
5 15 (6.67%) MySQL
6 13 (5.78%) Apache Hive
6 13 (5.78%) OLTP
7 11 (4.89%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (4.89%) NoSQL
7 11 (4.89%) Relational Database
8 7 (3.11%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (3.11%) Apache Zeppelin
8 7 (3.11%) Oracle Exadata
8 7 (3.11%) Sqoop
9 5 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (1.78%) MS Access
11 3 (1.33%) Oracle Database
11 3 (1.33%) QlikView
12 2 (0.89%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 21 (9.33%) Axure RP
2 16 (7.11%) Git (software)
3 13 (5.78%) Jenkins
4 7 (3.11%) Cucumber
4 7 (3.11%) Gradle
4 7 (3.11%) JUnit
4 7 (3.11%) Selenium
5 5 (2.22%) Eclipse
6 4 (1.78%) SoapUI
7 3 (1.33%) JIRA
8 2 (0.89%) Maven
8 2 (0.89%) PHPUnit
8 2 (0.89%) ProC
8 2 (0.89%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.44%) JMeter
9 1 (0.44%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.44%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.44%) Subversion
9 1 (0.44%) WebDriver
General
1 71 (31.56%) Finance
2 30 (13.33%) Banking
3 10 (4.44%) Marketing
4 8 (3.56%) Retail
5 7 (3.11%) Legal
5 7 (3.11%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.67%) Local Government
7 5 (2.22%) Advertising
8 4 (1.78%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.78%) Publishing
9 3 (1.33%) Back Office
9 3 (1.33%) Law
10 2 (0.89%) Games
11 1 (0.44%) Automotive
11 1 (0.44%) Billing
11 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.44%) Front Office
11 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (19.56%) Analyst
2 39 (17.33%) Architect
3 31 (13.78%) Infrastructure Architect
4 21 (9.33%) Designer
4 21 (9.33%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 21 (9.33%) Solutions Architect
5 20 (8.89%) UX Designer
6 13 (5.78%) Business Analyst
7 10 (4.44%) Developer
8 8 (3.56%) Project Manager
8 8 (3.56%) Software Engineer
8 8 (3.56%) User Researcher
9 7 (3.11%) Administrator
9 7 (3.11%) Lead Architect
9 7 (3.11%) Service Manager
10 6 (2.67%) Data Administrator
10 6 (2.67%) IT Manager
10 6 (2.67%) Service Architect
10 6 (2.67%) Technical Leader
11 5 (2.22%) Senior Big Data Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (12.89%) Middleware
2 22 (9.78%) XML
3 17 (7.56%) HTML
4 15 (6.67%) Rendezvous
4 15 (6.67%) XSLT
5 12 (5.33%) Kafka
6 9 (4.00%) Spring
7 7 (3.11%) Apache Tez
7 7 (3.11%) J2EE
7 7 (3.11%) JSON
7 7 (3.11%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 7 (3.11%) SAML
8 6 (2.67%) Node.js
9 5 (2.22%) jQuery
9 5 (2.22%) React
9 5 (2.22%) REST
9 5 (2.22%) Spark Streaming
9 5 (2.22%) Spring Boot
9 5 (2.22%) Spring Integration
9 5 (2.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 48 (21.33%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (18.67%) User Experience
3 26 (11.56%) Management Information System
4 17 (7.56%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (7.11%) Statistics
6 12 (5.33%) Algorithms
7 11 (4.89%) Taxonomies
8 10 (4.44%) Psychology
9 8 (3.56%) NHS
10 7 (3.11%) Computer Science
10 7 (3.11%) Copywriting
10 7 (3.11%) Grid Computing
11 6 (2.67%) Data Centre
11 6 (2.67%) Mobile Payment
11 6 (2.67%) PKI
12 5 (2.22%) Mobile Banking
12 5 (2.22%) Virtual Team
13 4 (1.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 3 (1.33%) PMI
14 3 (1.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 54 (24.00%) Linux
2 39 (17.33%) Windows
3 30 (13.33%) Solaris
4 21 (9.33%) Unix
5 6 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (2.22%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.78%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.89%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (0.89%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.44%) AIX
9 1 (0.44%) CentOS
9 1 (0.44%) SUSE
9 1 (0.44%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.44%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (34.67%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (21.33%) Analytics
3 41 (18.22%) Performance Tuning
4 31 (13.78%) Project Management
5 28 (12.44%) Continuous Improvement
6 26 (11.56%) Business Intelligence
7 25 (11.11%) Wireframes
8 19 (8.44%) Service Delivery
8 19 (8.44%) Usability Testing
9 18 (8.00%) Scrum
10 17 (7.56%) Data Analysis
10 17 (7.56%) High Availability
11 16 (7.11%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (6.67%) Business Analysis
12 15 (6.67%) ITIL
12 15 (6.67%) MapReduce
12 15 (6.67%) PRINCE2
12 15 (6.67%) Programme Management
12 15 (6.67%) Software Engineering
12 15 (6.67%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 72 (32.00%) SQL
2 44 (19.56%) Java
3 21 (9.33%) JavaScript
4 10 (4.44%) C
4 10 (4.44%) C++
5 9 (4.00%) Python
6 7 (3.11%) R
7 5 (2.22%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.78%) C#
8 4 (1.78%) VB
9 3 (1.33%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.33%) Scala
10 2 (0.89%) MapBasic
10 2 (0.89%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.44%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.44%) PHP
11 1 (0.44%) SPARQL
11 1 (0.44%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 50 (22.22%) Degree
2 15 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 11 (4.89%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.33%) PMI Certification
4 3 (1.33%) PMP
5 2 (0.89%) APMP
5 2 (0.89%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.89%) MCITP
5 2 (0.89%) MCSA
5 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.44%) CIPD
6 1 (0.44%) MBA
6 1 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (8.89%) QA
2 10 (4.44%) SLA
3 5 (2.22%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.78%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (1.33%) ISO 14001
5 3 (1.33%) P3O
6 1 (0.44%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.44%) COBIT
6 1 (0.44%) PMBOK
System Software
1 33 (14.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 24 (10.67%) KVM
3 24 (10.67%) NFS
3 24 (10.67%) SRDF
3 24 (10.67%) Xen
4 22 (9.78%) Oracle RAC
5 17 (7.56%) Active Directory
6 12 (5.33%) HDFS
7 10 (4.44%) Docker
8 9 (4.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 7 (3.11%) Apache Flume
10 6 (2.67%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.89%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.44%) Shibboleth
13 1 (0.44%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (4.89%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (3.11%) Ambari
2 7 (3.11%) Hadoop YARN
2 7 (3.11%) Oozie
3 6 (2.67%) OpenView
3 6 (2.67%) SCCM
3 6 (2.67%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.33%) vRealize
5 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.44%) Ansible
6 1 (0.44%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (0.44%) Puppet
6 1 (0.44%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 42 (18.67%) Oracle
2 37 (16.44%) VMware
3 31 (13.78%) Cisco
4 24 (10.67%) EMC
4 24 (10.67%) Intel
4 24 (10.67%) Microsoft
4 24 (10.67%) NetApp
5 22 (9.78%) IBM
6 15 (6.67%) DataSynapse
6 15 (6.67%) TIBCO
7 14 (6.22%) Sybase
8 13 (5.78%) Adobe
9 11 (4.89%) Google
10 7 (3.11%) Hortonworks
10 7 (3.11%) Red Hat
10 7 (3.11%) Teradata
11 6 (2.67%) BMC
11 6 (2.67%) Sun
12 4 (1.78%) Avaya
12 4 (1.78%) Citrix
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