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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Benchmarking
Rank 515 489 488
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -1
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 92 93 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.18% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.24% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 51 40
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£425 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £263
% change year-on-year
- +42.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Average hourly rate £13.00 £26.25 £42.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.47% -38.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £26.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-50.47% -38.23%

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
41485 39369 34836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.59% 74.79% 73.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 26264 24909 20841
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 £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1203 1184 1052
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.75 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -10.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £48.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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
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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 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 -29 83 £430 +14.66% 35
London -3 44 £450 +20.00% 17
South East -14 15 £350 -6.66% 8
City of London +18 14 £450 +20.00% 7
North West -9 12 £439 -32.46% 3
South West +14 8 £450 +38.46% 2
Berkshire -5 7 £350 -17.64% 1
Cheshire - 7 £445 -
Swindon +13 3 £400 +23.07%
Wiltshire +4 3 £400 +23.07% 2
Scotland -7 3 £93 -74.48%
Merseyside - 3 £338 -
Reading - 3 £345 - 1
Liverpool - 3 £338 -
Bristol - 3 £588 -
Feltham - 3 £360 -
Surrey +5 2 £550 +71.87%
Edinburgh -2 2 - -
Manchester -10 2 - - 1
West Yorkshire -18 2 - -
Yorkshire -22 2 - - 3
Hampshire - 2 £381 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £279 - 1
Aylesbury - 2 £279 -
Somerset +17 1 £388 -
Birmingham -8 1 - - 1
Halifax -8 1 - -
East Midlands -11 1 £115 -
West Midlands -13 1 - - 2
Leeds -14 1 - -

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 70 (42.94%) Finance
2 25 (15.34%) Project Management
3 24 (14.72%) SQL
3 24 (14.72%) Linux
4 23 (14.11%) Banking
4 23 (14.11%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (13.50%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (11.66%) Continuous Improvement
6 19 (11.66%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (11.66%) Oracle
7 18 (11.04%) SQL Server
8 17 (10.43%) Business Intelligence
8 17 (10.43%) Performance Management
9 16 (9.82%) ITIL
9 16 (9.82%) Cisco
10 15 (9.20%) CRM
10 15 (9.20%) Business Analysis
10 15 (9.20%) Performance Tuning
11 14 (8.59%) Hadoop
11 14 (8.59%) Legal
11 14 (8.59%) Service Delivery
11 14 (8.59%) Management Information System
11 14 (8.59%) HTTP
11 14 (8.59%) Windows
11 14 (8.59%) RTP
12 13 (7.98%) Microsoft
12 13 (7.98%) SAN
12 13 (7.98%) Telecoms
12 13 (7.98%) Migration
12 13 (7.98%) Data Analysis

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 8 (4.91%) Oracle Coherence
2 7 (4.29%) IIS
3 6 (3.68%) Apache
3 6 (3.68%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 6 (3.68%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.45%) SAS
5 3 (1.84%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.84%) Lync
6 2 (1.23%) CMS
7 1 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.61%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.61%) Node.js
Applications
1 11 (6.75%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.45%) MS Office
4 3 (1.84%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.23%) MS Project
6 1 (0.61%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (3.07%) RMDS
2 2 (1.23%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.61%) Primavera
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 1 (0.61%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.45%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.61%) IaaS
2 1 (0.61%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.61%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (0.61%) SaaS
2 1 (0.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.59%) HTTP
1 14 (8.59%) RTP
2 13 (7.98%) SAN
2 13 (7.98%) NAS
3 10 (6.13%) LAN
3 10 (6.13%) WAN
4 8 (4.91%) Multicast
4 8 (4.91%) FCoE
4 8 (4.91%) Fibre Channel
4 8 (4.91%) TCP/IP
5 7 (4.29%) iSCSI
6 6 (3.68%) Diameter Protocol
6 6 (3.68%) VoIP
6 6 (3.68%) MGCP
6 6 (3.68%) Internet
7 5 (3.07%) Intranet
7 5 (3.07%) Megaco
8 3 (1.84%) Cisco ICM
8 3 (1.84%) IPv4
8 3 (1.84%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.04%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.59%) Hadoop
3 9 (5.52%) Big Data
4 7 (4.29%) Data Mining
4 7 (4.29%) Oracle Exadata
4 7 (4.29%) HBase
5 6 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (3.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (3.07%) Oracle Database
7 4 (2.45%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (2.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.84%) SAP BW
8 3 (1.84%) Apache Hive
9 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.23%) Riak
9 2 (1.23%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.23%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.23%) HCatalog
Development Applications
1 7 (4.29%) JIRA
2 4 (2.45%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.84%) Maven
3 3 (1.84%) Ant
3 3 (1.84%) JUnit
4 2 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.23%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.23%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.61%) CasperJS
5 1 (0.61%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.61%) PhantomJS
5 1 (0.61%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (0.61%) Grunt
5 1 (0.61%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.61%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.61%) Selenium
General
1 70 (42.94%) Finance
2 23 (14.11%) Banking
3 14 (8.59%) Legal
4 13 (7.98%) Telecoms
5 7 (4.29%) Retail
6 5 (3.07%) Local Government
6 5 (3.07%) Marketing
6 5 (3.07%) Investment Banking
7 4 (2.45%) Multimedia
7 4 (2.45%) Billing
7 4 (2.45%) Law
8 2 (1.23%) German Language
8 2 (1.23%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.23%) Automotive
9 1 (0.61%) Games
9 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.61%) Publishing
9 1 (0.61%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.61%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (23.93%) Analyst
2 18 (11.04%) Developer
3 13 (7.98%) Business Analyst
4 12 (7.36%) Senior Analyst
4 12 (7.36%) Data Analyst
4 12 (7.36%) Project Manager
5 10 (6.13%) Architect
6 7 (4.29%) Vendor Manager
7 6 (3.68%) Business Data Analyst
7 6 (3.68%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 6 (3.68%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (3.68%) Information Analyst
7 6 (3.68%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (3.07%) Design Engineer
8 5 (3.07%) MI Analyst
8 5 (3.07%) DBA
9 4 (2.45%) Virtualisation Engineer
9 4 (2.45%) Consultant
9 4 (2.45%) Service Manager
10 3 (1.84%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.91%) HTML
2 7 (4.29%) Middleware
2 7 (4.29%) .NET
3 6 (3.68%) XML
3 6 (3.68%) XSLT
3 6 (3.68%) Rendezvous
4 5 (3.07%) Ultra Messaging
5 2 (1.23%) WPF
5 2 (1.23%) Entity Framework
5 2 (1.23%) CSS
5 2 (1.23%) XMPP
6 1 (0.61%) Ajax
6 1 (0.61%) OpenGL
6 1 (0.61%) JMX
6 1 (0.61%) Flash
6 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.61%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.61%) Sass
6 1 (0.61%) OpenGL ES
6 1 (0.61%) OpenCL
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.50%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (8.59%) Management Information System
3 9 (5.52%) NHS
4 8 (4.91%) Open Source
4 8 (4.91%) Device Driver
5 7 (4.29%) Data Integration
6 6 (3.68%) User Experience
6 6 (3.68%) Performance Metrics
7 5 (3.07%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.45%) Copywriting
8 4 (2.45%) Mobile Banking
8 4 (2.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (2.45%) Statistics
8 4 (2.45%) Freedom of Information
9 3 (1.84%) Online Banking
9 3 (1.84%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.84%) Visualisation
9 3 (1.84%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (1.23%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 24 (14.72%) Linux
2 14 (8.59%) Windows
3 8 (4.91%) Solaris
3 8 (4.91%) FreeBSD
4 6 (3.68%) UNIX
5 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.61%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (15.34%) Project Management
2 23 (14.11%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (11.66%) Continuous Improvement
3 19 (11.66%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (10.43%) Business Intelligence
4 17 (10.43%) Performance Management
5 16 (9.82%) ITIL
6 15 (9.20%) CRM
6 15 (9.20%) Business Analysis
6 15 (9.20%) Performance Tuning
7 14 (8.59%) Service Delivery
8 13 (7.98%) Migration
8 13 (7.98%) Data Analysis
9 12 (7.36%) Risk Management
9 12 (7.36%) PRINCE2
10 11 (6.75%) Change Management
11 10 (6.13%) Analytics
12 9 (5.52%) Coaching
13 8 (4.91%) Multithreading
13 8 (4.91%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 24 (14.72%) SQL
2 9 (5.52%) Java
2 9 (5.52%) C
3 7 (4.29%) JavaScript
4 6 (3.68%) Perl
4 6 (3.68%) Python
5 5 (3.07%) VBA
6 4 (2.45%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.23%) C++
8 1 (0.61%) C#
8 1 (0.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (7.36%) Degree
2 11 (6.75%) Security Cleared
3 9 (5.52%) PMI Certification
4 7 (4.29%) PMP
4 7 (4.29%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (3.68%) SC Cleared
6 5 (3.07%) CCNA
7 4 (2.45%) ISEB
8 2 (1.23%) HNC
9 1 (0.61%) APMP
9 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.52%) SLA
2 5 (3.07%) Data Quality
3 4 (2.45%) ISO 14001
4 3 (1.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.84%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.84%) COBIT
5 2 (1.23%) P3O
5 2 (1.23%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.61%) QA
System Software
1 12 (7.36%) Oracle RAC
1 12 (7.36%) KVM
2 11 (6.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.91%) SRDF
3 8 (4.91%) NFS
4 7 (4.29%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.29%) Xen
5 5 (3.07%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (3.07%) vSphere
6 4 (2.45%) Active Directory
7 2 (1.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (1.23%) HDFS
7 2 (1.23%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 5 (3.07%) Data Guard
2 4 (2.45%) Oracle Flashback
2 4 (2.45%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (1.84%) Oozie
3 3 (1.84%) Puppet
4 2 (1.23%) Ambari
5 1 (0.61%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.61%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.61%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 19 (11.66%) Oracle
2 16 (9.82%) Cisco
3 13 (7.98%) Microsoft
4 12 (7.36%) VMware
5 10 (6.13%) Sybase
5 10 (6.13%) Intel
6 8 (4.91%) NetApp
6 8 (4.91%) EMC
7 6 (3.68%) TIBCO
7 6 (3.68%) IBM
7 6 (3.68%) DataSynapse
8 5 (3.07%) SAP
9 4 (2.45%) Cognos
10 3 (1.84%) Verint
11 2 (1.23%) Hortonworks
11 2 (1.23%) MapR
11 2 (1.23%) Business Objects
11 2 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (1.23%) Ariba
11 2 (1.23%) Netezza
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