The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 June 2015 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Benchmarking
Rank 519 478 499
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +21
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 81 121 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.22% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.30% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 66 49
Average daily rate
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£438 £375 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -21.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £209 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £630
UK excluding London average daily rate £408 £350 £293
% change year-on-year
+16.42% +19.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 1
Average hourly rate £14.90 £15.39 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.15% -63.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.90 £15.39 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-3.15% -63.80%

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
43473 40914 36692
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.49% 75.97% 74.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 28028 25608 22030
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1161 1201 1086
Average hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

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 30 June 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Benchmarking within the UK over the 3 months to 30 June 2015. 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 -47 74 £450 +20.00% 22
London -19 40 £460 +22.66% 10
City of London +4 13 £525 +29.62% 3
South West +1 8 £488 +50.00% 2
South East -33 8 £420 +20.86% 2
North West -19 6 £463 +68.18% 6
West Midlands -2 4 £400 +113.90%
East of England -6 4 £475 +206.45% 1
Yorkshire -26 4 £300 -33.33% 1
Cheshire - 4 £463 - 3
Scotland 0 3 £329 -6.07%
Edinburgh -5 3 £329 -6.07%
Brighton - 3 £420 -
Bristol - 3 £588 -
East Sussex - 3 £420 -
Essex -4 2 £475 -
Swindon -5 2 £425 +30.76%
Berkshire -6 2 £345 -5.15%
Wiltshire -7 2 £425 +30.76% 1
Sheffield -9 2 - -
South Yorkshire -14 2 - -
Manchester -15 2 - - 2
Coventry +4 1 £400 -
Reading +3 1 £315 -
Surrey -3 1 £550 +71.87%
Halifax -6 1 - -
Birmingham -9 1 - -
Hertfordshire -16 1 - -
West Yorkshire -28 1 - -
Kent - 1 £395 -

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 72 (40.45%) Finance
2 35 (19.66%) SQL
3 30 (16.85%) Linux
3 30 (16.85%) Project Management
3 30 (16.85%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (15.17%) SQL Server
4 27 (15.17%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (14.61%) Banking
6 21 (11.80%) Data Analysis
6 21 (11.80%) Stakeholder Management
6 21 (11.80%) Business Intelligence
7 20 (11.24%) Oracle
7 20 (11.24%) Change Management
7 20 (11.24%) Performance Tuning
7 20 (11.24%) Performance Management
8 19 (10.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 19 (10.67%) Analytics
8 19 (10.67%) Migration
8 19 (10.67%) CRM
9 18 (10.11%) MS Excel
9 18 (10.11%) Windows
10 16 (8.99%) HTTP
10 16 (8.99%) ITIL
10 16 (8.99%) SLA
10 16 (8.99%) SAN
10 16 (8.99%) VMware
11 15 (8.43%) Service Delivery
11 15 (8.43%) Business Analysis
11 15 (8.43%) Cisco
11 15 (8.43%) Microsoft

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 10 (5.62%) IIS
1 10 (5.62%) SharePoint
2 9 (5.06%) Oracle Coherence
3 8 (4.49%) Apache
3 8 (4.49%) Tomcat
3 8 (4.49%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 8 (4.49%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.81%) SAS
5 4 (2.25%) Apache Solr
6 3 (1.69%) Lync
7 2 (1.12%) CMS
8 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.56%) Node.js
8 1 (0.56%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.56%) Kinematics
8 1 (0.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 18 (10.11%) MS Excel
2 12 (6.74%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.69%) MS Office
3 3 (1.69%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.12%) MS Project
4 2 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.56%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.56%) SPSS
5 1 (0.56%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 7 (3.93%) RMDS
2 4 (2.25%) Fredhopper
3 2 (1.12%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.56%) Primavera
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.56%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.56%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.81%) SaaS
2 4 (2.25%) PaaS
2 4 (2.25%) IaaS
3 3 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.56%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.56%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.56%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.99%) HTTP
1 16 (8.99%) SAN
2 15 (8.43%) NAS
3 14 (7.87%) RTP
4 11 (6.18%) LAN
4 11 (6.18%) WAN
5 10 (5.62%) Internet
5 10 (5.62%) FCoE
5 10 (5.62%) Fibre Channel
5 10 (5.62%) Multicast
6 9 (5.06%) iSCSI
7 8 (4.49%) TCP/IP
8 6 (3.37%) VoIP
8 6 (3.37%) Diameter Protocol
8 6 (3.37%) MGCP
9 5 (2.81%) Intranet
9 5 (2.81%) Megaco
10 3 (1.69%) Cisco ICM
10 3 (1.69%) SIGTRAN
10 3 (1.69%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (15.17%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.43%) Hadoop
3 13 (7.30%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (5.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (4.49%) Data Mining
5 8 (4.49%) HBase
5 8 (4.49%) Big Data
6 7 (3.93%) Relational Database
6 7 (3.93%) MS Access
7 6 (3.37%) Oracle Exadata
8 5 (2.81%) Oracle Database
8 5 (2.81%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (2.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.69%) QlikView
9 3 (1.69%) SAP BW
9 3 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (1.12%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.56%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (3.37%) JIRA
2 4 (2.25%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.25%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.69%) Maven
3 3 (1.69%) Ant
3 3 (1.69%) JUnit
4 2 (1.12%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.12%) Subversion
4 2 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.56%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.56%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.56%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.56%) GCC
5 1 (0.56%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.56%) Grunt
5 1 (0.56%) PhantomJS
5 1 (0.56%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (0.56%) CasperJS
5 1 (0.56%) Selenium
5 1 (0.56%) ClearCase
General
1 72 (40.45%) Finance
2 26 (14.61%) Banking
3 14 (7.87%) Telecoms
4 12 (6.74%) Legal
5 10 (5.62%) Retail
6 7 (3.93%) Marketing
7 5 (2.81%) Law
8 4 (2.25%) Multimedia
8 4 (2.25%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.69%) Local Government
9 3 (1.69%) Billing
10 2 (1.12%) Retail Banking
10 2 (1.12%) German Language
11 1 (0.56%) Avionics
11 1 (0.56%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.56%) Publishing
11 1 (0.56%) Games
11 1 (0.56%) Electronics
11 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 43 (24.16%) Analyst
2 19 (10.67%) Developer
2 19 (10.67%) Business Analyst
3 15 (8.43%) Project Manager
4 13 (7.30%) Data Analyst
5 11 (6.18%) Architect
6 10 (5.62%) Senior Analyst
7 8 (4.49%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (4.49%) Infrastructure Architect
7 8 (4.49%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 7 (3.93%) Vendor Manager
9 6 (3.37%) Business Data Analyst
9 6 (3.37%) DBA
10 5 (2.81%) Design Engineer
10 5 (2.81%) MI Analyst
11 4 (2.25%) Virtualisation Engineer
11 4 (2.25%) ScrumMaster
11 4 (2.25%) Agile Business Analyst
11 4 (2.25%) Service Manager
11 4 (2.25%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.18%) HTML
2 10 (5.62%) .NET
3 9 (5.06%) Middleware
4 8 (4.49%) XML
4 8 (4.49%) XSLT
4 8 (4.49%) Rendezvous
5 7 (3.93%) Ultra Messaging
6 4 (2.25%) JMX
7 3 (1.69%) CSS
8 2 (1.12%) Ajax
8 2 (1.12%) XMPP
8 2 (1.12%) WPF
8 2 (1.12%) jQuery
8 2 (1.12%) Entity Framework
9 1 (0.56%) OpenCV
9 1 (0.56%) Sass
9 1 (0.56%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.56%) Google Maps API
9 1 (0.56%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 1 (0.56%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 27 (15.17%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.87%) Management Information System
3 10 (5.62%) NHS
4 9 (5.06%) User Experience
5 8 (4.49%) Device Driver
6 7 (3.93%) Data Integration
6 7 (3.93%) Computer Science
7 6 (3.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (2.81%) Statistics
8 5 (2.81%) Performance Metrics
9 4 (2.25%) iPad
9 4 (2.25%) Taxonomies
10 3 (1.69%) Freedom of Information
10 3 (1.69%) Mobile Banking
10 3 (1.69%) Visualisation
10 3 (1.69%) Copywriting
11 2 (1.12%) Online Banking
11 2 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (1.12%) IPTV
11 2 (1.12%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 30 (16.85%) Linux
2 18 (10.11%) Windows
3 10 (5.62%) Solaris
3 10 (5.62%) UNIX
4 8 (4.49%) FreeBSD
5 1 (0.56%) CentOS
5 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (16.85%) Project Management
1 30 (16.85%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (11.80%) Stakeholder Management
2 21 (11.80%) Data Analysis
2 21 (11.80%) Business Intelligence
3 20 (11.24%) Change Management
3 20 (11.24%) Performance Management
3 20 (11.24%) Performance Tuning
4 19 (10.67%) Analytics
4 19 (10.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 19 (10.67%) CRM
4 19 (10.67%) Migration
5 16 (8.99%) ITIL
6 15 (8.43%) Service Delivery
6 15 (8.43%) Business Analysis
7 14 (7.87%) Requirements Analysis
8 13 (7.30%) GAP Analysis
8 13 (7.30%) PRINCE2
9 12 (6.74%) Risk Management
9 12 (6.74%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 35 (19.66%) SQL
2 13 (7.30%) C
3 11 (6.18%) Java
4 10 (5.62%) JavaScript
4 10 (5.62%) Perl
4 10 (5.62%) Python
5 7 (3.93%) Bash Shell
6 5 (2.81%) C++
6 5 (2.81%) VBA
7 2 (1.12%) C#
7 2 (1.12%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.56%) VB
8 1 (0.56%) PHP
8 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.56%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.56%) ANSI C
Qualifications
1 12 (6.74%) Degree
2 9 (5.06%) PMI Certification
3 8 (4.49%) Security Cleared
4 7 (3.93%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (3.93%) PMP
5 5 (2.81%) CCNA
5 5 (2.81%) ISEB
5 5 (2.81%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.12%) HNC
8 1 (0.56%) APMP
8 1 (0.56%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.56%) ACCA
8 1 (0.56%) CIMA
8 1 (0.56%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.99%) SLA
2 6 (3.37%) QA
2 6 (3.37%) Data Quality
3 4 (2.25%) ISO 9001
3 4 (2.25%) ISO 14001
4 3 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.69%) COBIT
5 2 (1.12%) ISO 9000
5 2 (1.12%) P3O
System Software
1 15 (8.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (7.87%) KVM
3 13 (7.30%) Oracle RAC
4 10 (5.62%) NFS
4 10 (5.62%) SRDF
5 9 (5.06%) Xen
5 9 (5.06%) Hyper-V
6 5 (2.81%) Active Directory
6 5 (2.81%) vSphere
6 5 (2.81%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.56%) Cygwin
7 1 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.56%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.56%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (2.81%) Data Guard
1 5 (2.81%) Puppet
2 4 (2.25%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (2.25%) ITRS Geneos
2 4 (2.25%) Oracle Flashback
3 2 (1.12%) Oozie
4 1 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.56%) Ambari
4 1 (0.56%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 20 (11.24%) Oracle
2 16 (8.99%) VMware
3 15 (8.43%) Cisco
3 15 (8.43%) Microsoft
4 11 (6.18%) Sybase
4 11 (6.18%) Intel
5 10 (5.62%) NetApp
5 10 (5.62%) EMC
6 8 (4.49%) IBM
6 8 (4.49%) TIBCO
6 8 (4.49%) DataSynapse
7 5 (2.81%) SAP
8 4 (2.25%) Cognos
8 4 (2.25%) Endeca
9 3 (1.69%) Verint
10 2 (1.12%) Google
10 2 (1.12%) Northgate
10 2 (1.12%) Business Objects
10 2 (1.12%) Adobe
10 2 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
London
Staffworx Limited
Rate: expenses
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £600 - £700 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
South West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £NEG
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Annapurna
Rate: £100 - £165 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
East of England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £550 - £650 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago