The first table below looks at the demand for Benchmarking skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Benchmarking over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Benchmarking
Rank 477 480 491
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +11
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 127 85 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.17% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.23% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 54 50
Average daily rate
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£350 £525 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +75.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £190 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £625 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £323 £225
% change year-on-year
+0.77% +43.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 7
Average hourly rate £15.39 £42.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.80% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £42.50 £13.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £72.50 £42.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.39 £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-63.80% +21.42%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40489 37285 40846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.06% 72.95% 70.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 25068 22600 23485
Average daily rate £400 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1169 1070 1445
Average hourly rate £24.50 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.33% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £48.84 £46.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

Benchmarking
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Benchmarking within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 July 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Benchmarking within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Benchmarking Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Benchmarking
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Benchmarking within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 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
England +26 114 £356 -36.66% 32
London +15 49 £375 -36.19% 14
South East -28 17 £300 -14.28% 6
South West - 17 £320 - 6
Wiltshire - 16 £320 - 3
Swindon - 15 £320 - 3
City of London -5 14 £420 -30.00% 9
Yorkshire +13 13 £438 - 2
West Yorkshire - 11 £438 - 1
Berkshire +3 8 £289 -11.15% 3
West Midlands -2 7 £187 -38.68% 1
North West -6 6 £275 -14.72%
Scotland -18 6 £350 +101.14%
Manchester -8 3 £463 +43.41%
East of England -28 3 £155 - 2
Reading - 3 - - 2
East Midlands -1 2 - - 1
Bedfordshire -18 2 £143 -
Hampshire -16 1 £400 -15.78%
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Leeds - 1 £325 - 1
Staines - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £125 -
Bristol - 1 £170 - 2
Glasgow - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Harrogate - - - - 1
Hayes - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Ipswich - - - - 1

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 77 (37.02%) Finance
2 45 (21.63%) SQL
3 40 (19.23%) Project Management
4 33 (15.87%) Data Analysis
4 33 (15.87%) Degree
5 31 (14.90%) Continuous Improvement
6 30 (14.42%) SQL Server
7 29 (13.94%) NHS
8 27 (12.98%) Analytics
9 26 (12.50%) SEO
10 25 (12.02%) MS Excel
11 24 (11.54%) Performance Management
12 23 (11.06%) Management Information System
13 22 (10.58%) Statistics
13 22 (10.58%) HTML
14 19 (9.13%) ITIL
15 18 (8.65%) JavaScript
15 18 (8.65%) Change Management
15 18 (8.65%) Agile Software Development
15 18 (8.65%) Retail
16 17 (8.17%) Legal
16 17 (8.17%) Linux
16 17 (8.17%) Business Intelligence
17 16 (7.69%) Microsoft
17 16 (7.69%) XML
17 16 (7.69%) VBA
17 16 (7.69%) Unit Testing
17 16 (7.69%) Marketing
18 15 (7.21%) MySQL
18 15 (7.21%) Oracle

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 15 (7.21%) SAS
2 13 (6.25%) CMS
3 12 (5.77%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.40%) Apache
5 4 (1.92%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.92%) IIS
5 4 (1.92%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.92%) Oracle Coherence
5 4 (1.92%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.48%) Drupal
6 1 (0.48%) Node.js
6 1 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.48%) WebLogic
Applications
1 25 (12.02%) MS Excel
2 12 (5.77%) MS Office
3 9 (4.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (2.88%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (2.40%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.44%) SPSS
7 1 (0.48%) Stata
7 1 (0.48%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 4 (1.92%) RMDS
2 2 (0.96%) Magento
3 1 (0.48%) SiteCatalyst
3 1 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.48%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.48%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.48%) Force.com
1 1 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.48%) PaaS
1 1 (0.48%) Heroku
1 1 (0.48%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.29%) LAN
1 11 (5.29%) WAN
2 9 (4.33%) NAS
2 9 (4.33%) FCoE
2 9 (4.33%) Fibre Channel
2 9 (4.33%) Multicast
2 9 (4.33%) SAN
3 6 (2.88%) HTTP
4 4 (1.92%) Intranet
5 3 (1.44%) iSCSI
6 2 (0.96%) Internet
7 1 (0.48%) MGCP
7 1 (0.48%) Q.931
7 1 (0.48%) QSIG
7 1 (0.48%) H.323
7 1 (0.48%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (0.48%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.48%) PBX
7 1 (0.48%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (14.42%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.21%) MySQL
3 11 (5.29%) MS Access
4 9 (4.33%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (2.88%) Hadoop
7 5 (2.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (2.40%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.92%) HBase
8 4 (1.92%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.44%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.44%) Big Data
9 3 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.44%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.96%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.48%) DB2
11 1 (0.48%) DTS
Development Applications
1 12 (5.77%) Subversion
1 12 (5.77%) JSUnit
1 12 (5.77%) Git (software)
1 12 (5.77%) PHPUnit
2 5 (2.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (1.44%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.96%) JIRA
4 2 (0.96%) JMeter
4 2 (0.96%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.48%) Calabash
5 1 (0.48%) Grunt
5 1 (0.48%) PhantomJS
5 1 (0.48%) Yeoman
5 1 (0.48%) eggPlant
5 1 (0.48%) Bower
5 1 (0.48%) JUnit
5 1 (0.48%) NUnit
5 1 (0.48%) Maven
5 1 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.48%) JBehave
General
1 77 (37.02%) Finance
2 18 (8.65%) Retail
3 17 (8.17%) Legal
4 16 (7.69%) Marketing
5 11 (5.29%) Banking
6 8 (3.85%) Telecoms
7 5 (2.40%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.92%) Law
9 3 (1.44%) Back Office
10 2 (0.96%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.96%) Local Government
10 2 (0.96%) German Language
11 1 (0.48%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.48%) Automotive
11 1 (0.48%) Electronics
11 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.48%) Advertising
11 1 (0.48%) Publishing
11 1 (0.48%) Games
Job Titles
1 76 (36.54%) Analyst
2 21 (10.10%) Developer
3 18 (8.65%) Information Analyst
4 12 (5.77%) Web Developer
4 12 (5.77%) Architect
4 12 (5.77%) Fraud Analyst
5 9 (4.33%) Senior Analyst
5 9 (4.33%) Data Analyst
5 9 (4.33%) Business Analyst
5 9 (4.33%) User Experience Designer
5 9 (4.33%) Designer
6 8 (3.85%) MI Analyst
6 8 (3.85%) Consultant
7 7 (3.37%) Infrastructure Architect
7 7 (3.37%) PMO Analyst
7 7 (3.37%) Performance Manager
8 5 (2.40%) Lead Architect
8 5 (2.40%) Project Manager
9 4 (1.92%) DBA
9 4 (1.92%) Problem Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (10.58%) HTML
2 16 (7.69%) XML
3 15 (7.21%) CSS
4 14 (6.73%) HTML5
4 14 (6.73%) CSS3
5 13 (6.25%) Ajax
6 12 (5.77%) AngularJS
6 12 (5.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (1.92%) Rendezvous
7 4 (1.92%) Middleware
7 4 (1.92%) XSLT
8 3 (1.44%) .NET
8 3 (1.44%) REST
9 2 (0.96%) Web Services
9 2 (0.96%) Oracle Fusion
10 1 (0.48%) XMPP
10 1 (0.48%) Silverlight
10 1 (0.48%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.48%) SOAP
10 1 (0.48%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 29 (13.94%) NHS
2 23 (11.06%) Management Information System
3 22 (10.58%) Statistics
4 13 (6.25%) Mainframe
4 13 (6.25%) Copywriting
5 6 (2.88%) Informatics
6 4 (1.92%) Freedom of Information
6 4 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (1.92%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.92%) Social Media
6 4 (1.92%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.44%) Health Informatics
7 3 (1.44%) Smartcard
7 3 (1.44%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.96%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.96%) Economics
8 2 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.96%) Data Extraction
8 2 (0.96%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.96%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 17 (8.17%) Linux
2 14 (6.73%) Windows
3 9 (4.33%) Solaris
4 2 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (0.96%) UNIX
5 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.48%) Tizen
5 1 (0.48%) zOS
5 1 (0.48%) Android
5 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (19.23%) Project Management
2 33 (15.87%) Data Analysis
3 31 (14.90%) Continuous Improvement
4 27 (12.98%) Analytics
5 26 (12.50%) SEO
6 24 (11.54%) Performance Management
7 19 (9.13%) ITIL
8 18 (8.65%) Change Management
8 18 (8.65%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (8.17%) Business Intelligence
10 16 (7.69%) Unit Testing
11 14 (6.73%) Statistical Modelling
11 14 (6.73%) Service Management
11 14 (6.73%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (6.25%) OO
12 13 (6.25%) Project Planning
12 13 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
13 12 (5.77%) OO PHP
13 12 (5.77%) Service Delivery
14 11 (5.29%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 45 (21.63%) SQL
2 18 (8.65%) JavaScript
3 16 (7.69%) VBA
4 13 (6.25%) PHP
5 10 (4.81%) Java
6 7 (3.37%) C
7 4 (1.92%) C#
8 3 (1.44%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.96%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.96%) VB
10 1 (0.48%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 33 (15.87%) Degree
2 5 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (1.92%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.96%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.96%) PMP
4 2 (0.96%) PMI Certification
4 2 (0.96%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.48%) CCIE
5 1 (0.48%) ISEB
5 1 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.48%) CIMA
5 1 (0.48%) CCVP
5 1 (0.48%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.73%) SLA
2 8 (3.85%) QA
3 3 (1.44%) WAI
4 2 (0.96%) WCAG
5 1 (0.48%) P3O
System Software
1 9 (4.33%) NFS
1 9 (4.33%) SRDF
2 4 (1.92%) Xen
2 4 (1.92%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.44%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.44%) KVM
4 2 (0.96%) HDFS
4 2 (0.96%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.48%) Puppet
1 1 (0.48%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 15 (7.21%) Oracle
3 11 (5.29%) Cisco
3 11 (5.29%) TSYS
4 9 (4.33%) EMC
4 9 (4.33%) Intel
4 9 (4.33%) NetApp
5 6 (2.88%) SAP
6 5 (2.40%) IBM
7 4 (1.92%) Sybase
7 4 (1.92%) Business Objects
7 4 (1.92%) TIBCO
7 4 (1.92%) 29West
7 4 (1.92%) VMware
7 4 (1.92%) DataSynapse
8 3 (1.44%) Informatica
8 3 (1.44%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.96%) CA
9 2 (0.96%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day £500-£600 day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £600 per day + 600 MAX
Posted: 6 days ago
South East England
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £100.00 - £150.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
South East England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
East Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 26 days ago