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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Benchmarking
Rank 514 563 524
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -39
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 125 94 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.16% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.20% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 51 64
Median daily rate £444 £420 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.65% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £278 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £549 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £420 £228
% change year-on-year
-4.16% +84.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 9
Median hourly rate £22.00 £16.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -43.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.70 £16.00 £15.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.52 £16.64 £55.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.59 £16.80 £29.35
% change year-on-year
+34.46% -42.75%

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
44128 46836 44243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.77% 80.32% 78.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 29130 30462 27410
Median daily rate £438 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1092 1273 1191
Median hourly rate £28.50 £31.44 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.35% +31.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +30 118 £450 +7.14% 18
London +16 61 £450 +5.88% 8
South East +17 20 £250 -40.47%
Yorkshire +3 10 £513 +0.19% 1
East of England +17 9 £425 -10.52%
South Yorkshire -5 8 £525 +0.47%
West Midlands -24 8 £413 +3.12% 2
City of London +37 7 £450 -25.00% 3
Sheffield -5 7 £525 -
Reading +20 5 - -
Buckinghamshire +17 5 £525 -
Berkshire +16 5 - -
North West +11 5 £425 -10.52% 4
Surrey - 5 £250 -
Milton Keynes - 5 £525 -
Staines - 5 £250 -
Coventry -15 4 £413 +3.12%
Scotland +9 3 £431 +5.82% 2
East Sussex +5 3 £403 -4.16%
East Midlands +3 3 £300 - 1
Essex +1 3 £230 -51.57%
County Antrim - 3 £195 -
Northern Ireland - 3 £195 -
Manchester - 3 £313 - 3
Belfast - 3 £195 -
Cambridgeshire +23 2 £425 -
South West +9 2 - -
Wiltshire +8 2 - -
Brighton +7 2 - -
Hertfordshire +5 2 £625 -

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 70 (33.82%) Finance
1 70 (33.82%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (29.95%) SQL
3 47 (22.71%) Degree
4 46 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
5 42 (20.29%) Linux
6 39 (18.84%) Analytics
7 37 (17.87%) Windows
7 37 (17.87%) User Experience
8 35 (16.91%) VMware
9 33 (15.94%) Oracle
10 32 (15.46%) Performance Tuning
11 31 (14.98%) VMware Infrastructure
12 30 (14.49%) SQL Server
12 30 (14.49%) Java
13 29 (14.01%) Project Management
13 29 (14.01%) Banking
14 28 (13.53%) Middleware
14 28 (13.53%) Business Intelligence
14 28 (13.53%) Solaris
15 27 (13.04%) LAN
15 27 (13.04%) WAN
15 27 (13.04%) SAN
16 26 (12.56%) MS Excel
16 26 (12.56%) NAS
16 26 (12.56%) Continuous Improvement
17 25 (12.08%) Hyper-V
18 24 (11.59%) SRDF
18 24 (11.59%) iSCSI
18 24 (11.59%) Xen

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 19 (9.18%) Tomcat
2 18 (8.70%) Apache
2 18 (8.70%) IIS
3 15 (7.25%) Oracle Coherence
3 15 (7.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 15 (7.25%) WebSphere
4 8 (3.86%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.90%) Apache Spark
6 4 (1.93%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (1.93%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.45%) GemFire
7 3 (1.45%) SAS
8 2 (0.97%) CMS
8 2 (0.97%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.48%) Apache Qpid
9 1 (0.48%) Confluence
Applications
1 26 (12.56%) MS Excel
2 16 (7.73%) OmniGraffle
3 15 (7.25%) MS Office
3 15 (7.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (4.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (2.90%) MS Visio
5 6 (2.90%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (1.45%) SPSS
7 1 (0.48%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.48%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.48%) RMDS
1 1 (0.48%) SAP SRM
1 1 (0.48%) Sprinklr
1 1 (0.48%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.35%) Google Analytics
2 5 (2.42%) GitHub
2 5 (2.42%) PaaS
3 3 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.97%) Office 365
5 1 (0.48%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.48%) IaaS
5 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (13.04%) LAN
1 27 (13.04%) SAN
1 27 (13.04%) WAN
2 26 (12.56%) NAS
3 24 (11.59%) FCoE
3 24 (11.59%) Fibre Channel
3 24 (11.59%) iSCSI
3 24 (11.59%) Multicast
4 17 (8.21%) HTTP
5 9 (4.35%) Internet
6 6 (2.90%) Firewall
7 3 (1.45%) LDAP
8 2 (0.97%) GSM
8 2 (0.97%) Intranet
8 2 (0.97%) LTE
8 2 (0.97%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.97%) UMTS
8 2 (0.97%) XCAP
9 1 (0.48%) AMQP
9 1 (0.48%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (14.49%) SQL Server
2 19 (9.18%) Hadoop
3 18 (8.70%) HBase
4 11 (5.31%) Relational Database
5 9 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (4.35%) OLTP
6 8 (3.86%) Big Data
7 5 (2.42%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (2.42%) MS Access
7 5 (2.42%) MySQL
8 4 (1.93%) Apache Hive
8 4 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.45%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.45%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.45%) QlikView
10 2 (0.97%) DB2
10 2 (0.97%) OLAP
10 2 (0.97%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.48%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.48%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 18 (8.70%) Axure RP
2 11 (5.31%) Git (software)
3 9 (4.35%) Jenkins
4 6 (2.90%) Gradle
5 4 (1.93%) Cucumber
5 4 (1.93%) Eclipse
5 4 (1.93%) JUnit
5 4 (1.93%) Selenium
6 3 (1.45%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.97%) Maven
7 2 (0.97%) ProC
7 2 (0.97%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.48%) JIRA
8 1 (0.48%) JMeter
8 1 (0.48%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 70 (33.82%) Finance
2 29 (14.01%) Banking
3 10 (4.83%) Marketing
4 9 (4.35%) Retail
4 9 (4.35%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.42%) Legal
5 5 (2.42%) Local Government
6 4 (1.93%) Advertising
6 4 (1.93%) Law
6 4 (1.93%) Publishing
7 3 (1.45%) Back Office
7 3 (1.45%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.97%) Games
8 2 (0.97%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.48%) Automotive
9 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.48%) Front Office
9 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 48 (23.19%) Analyst
2 33 (15.94%) Architect
3 28 (13.53%) Infrastructure Architect
4 18 (8.70%) Designer
4 18 (8.70%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 18 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
5 17 (8.21%) UX Designer
6 14 (6.76%) Business Analyst
7 8 (3.86%) Developer
7 8 (3.86%) User Researcher
8 7 (3.38%) Lead Architect
8 7 (3.38%) Service Manager
8 7 (3.38%) Software Engineer
9 6 (2.90%) Project Manager
10 5 (2.42%) Consultant
10 5 (2.42%) Data Analyst
10 5 (2.42%) IT Manager
11 4 (1.93%) Contracts Manager
11 4 (1.93%) Java Developer
11 4 (1.93%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (13.53%) Middleware
2 19 (9.18%) XML
3 15 (7.25%) HTML
3 15 (7.25%) Rendezvous
4 14 (6.76%) XSLT
5 7 (3.38%) J2EE
5 7 (3.38%) Spring
6 6 (2.90%) JSON
7 5 (2.42%) REST
7 5 (2.42%) SAML
8 4 (1.93%) jQuery
8 4 (1.93%) Spring Boot
8 4 (1.93%) Spring Integration
9 3 (1.45%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.45%) Hibernate
9 3 (1.45%) Kafka
9 3 (1.45%) Node.js
9 3 (1.45%) React
9 3 (1.45%) Spark Streaming
9 3 (1.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 46 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (17.87%) User Experience
3 22 (10.63%) Management Information System
4 18 (8.70%) Statistics
5 14 (6.76%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (5.31%) Algorithms
7 10 (4.83%) Psychology
8 8 (3.86%) Data Centre
8 8 (3.86%) NHS
8 8 (3.86%) Taxonomies
9 7 (3.38%) Copywriting
10 6 (2.90%) Virtual Team
11 5 (2.42%) Computer Science
11 5 (2.42%) Mobile Banking
12 4 (1.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (1.93%) Mobile Payment
12 4 (1.93%) PKI
13 3 (1.45%) e-Learning
13 3 (1.45%) PMI
13 3 (1.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 42 (20.29%) Linux
2 37 (17.87%) Windows
3 28 (13.53%) Solaris
4 11 (5.31%) Unix
5 4 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.93%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.45%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.97%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (0.97%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.48%) AIX
8 1 (0.48%) SUSE
8 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.48%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (33.82%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (18.84%) Analytics
3 32 (15.46%) Performance Tuning
4 29 (14.01%) Project Management
5 28 (13.53%) Business Intelligence
6 26 (12.56%) Continuous Improvement
7 22 (10.63%) Wireframes
8 21 (10.14%) Data Analysis
9 18 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 18 (8.70%) Usability Testing
10 16 (7.73%) Scrum
11 15 (7.25%) Web Analytics
12 14 (6.76%) Service Delivery
12 14 (6.76%) Service Management
12 14 (6.76%) Software Engineering
13 13 (6.28%) ITIL
13 13 (6.28%) Validation
14 12 (5.80%) Business Analysis
14 12 (5.80%) Competitor Analysis
14 12 (5.80%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 62 (29.95%) SQL
2 30 (14.49%) Java
3 18 (8.70%) JavaScript
4 9 (4.35%) Python
5 7 (3.38%) R
6 4 (1.93%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.93%) VB
7 3 (1.45%) C#
7 3 (1.45%) C++
8 2 (0.97%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.97%) C
8 2 (0.97%) MapBasic
8 2 (0.97%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.97%) Scala
9 1 (0.48%) Erlang
9 1 (0.48%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.48%) SPARQL
9 1 (0.48%) VBA
Qualifications
1 47 (22.71%) Degree
2 11 (5.31%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.86%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.45%) PMI Certification
4 3 (1.45%) PMP
5 2 (0.97%) APMP
5 2 (0.97%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.97%) MCITP
5 2 (0.97%) MCSA
5 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.48%) CIPD
6 1 (0.48%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (9.18%) QA
2 9 (4.35%) SLA
3 3 (1.45%) ISO 14001
3 3 (1.45%) P3O
4 2 (0.97%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.48%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.48%) COBIT
5 1 (0.48%) PMBOK
System Software
1 31 (14.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (12.08%) Hyper-V
3 24 (11.59%) KVM
3 24 (11.59%) NFS
3 24 (11.59%) SRDF
3 24 (11.59%) Xen
4 15 (7.25%) Oracle RAC
5 13 (6.28%) Active Directory
6 9 (4.35%) Docker
7 4 (1.93%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (1.93%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.45%) HDFS
9 2 (0.97%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.97%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.48%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (4.83%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.93%) OpenView
2 4 (1.93%) SCCM
2 4 (1.93%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.45%) vRealize
4 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.48%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.48%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 35 (16.91%) VMware
2 33 (15.94%) Oracle
3 24 (11.59%) Cisco
3 24 (11.59%) EMC
3 24 (11.59%) Intel
3 24 (11.59%) NetApp
4 21 (10.14%) Microsoft
5 20 (9.66%) IBM
6 15 (7.25%) DataSynapse
6 15 (7.25%) TIBCO
7 14 (6.76%) Sybase
8 11 (5.31%) Adobe
9 9 (4.35%) Google
10 4 (1.93%) BMC
10 4 (1.93%) Citrix
10 4 (1.93%) Cognos
10 4 (1.93%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.93%) Sun
11 3 (1.45%) Avaya
11 3 (1.45%) KANA
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