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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Benchmarking
Rank 489 492 490
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 117 87 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.23% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 55 54
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£350 £550 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% +57.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £255 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £228 £450 £250
% change year-on-year
-49.44% +79.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 5
Average hourly rate £28.50 - £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.21 - £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.24 - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.35 - £35.00

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
41951 38607 41075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.17% 73.26% 70.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26010 23715 23830
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1162 1053 1463
Average hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +5 107 £350 -39.13% 20
London +14 50 £458 -23.75% 10
South West -18 18 £188 +47.05%
Wiltshire - 16 £260 -
Swindon - 15 £200 -
South East -26 11 £338 -25.00% 2
City of London -3 9 £575 -4.16% 3
Yorkshire - 8 £213 - 3
North West -7 7 £241 -46.38% 2
Berkshire +5 6 £338 +3.84% 1
West Midlands -7 6 £208 -31.96% 1
Scotland -13 4 - - 1
East of England -24 4 £443 -38.96% 1
East Midlands +3 3 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 3 £219 -
Hertfordshire - 3 - -
Reading - 3 - -
Manchester -10 2 £275 - 1
Bristol -18 2 £151 +18.62%
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire +19 1 - -
Nottingham +17 1 - -
Hampshire -23 1 £400 -15.78%
Oxfordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Sussex - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Middlesex - - - -

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 74 (34.74%) Finance
2 47 (22.07%) SQL
3 44 (20.66%) Analytics
4 37 (17.37%) Project Management
5 35 (16.43%) Data Analysis
6 33 (15.49%) Degree
7 31 (14.55%) SQL Server
8 30 (14.08%) NHS
9 28 (13.15%) Continuous Improvement
10 26 (12.21%) Retail
10 26 (12.21%) SEO
11 25 (11.74%) MS Excel
12 23 (10.80%) Performance Management
13 22 (10.33%) Statistics
14 21 (9.86%) Management Information System
15 19 (8.92%) Microsoft
15 19 (8.92%) HTML
15 19 (8.92%) Change Management
16 17 (7.98%) Marketing
17 16 (7.51%) Legal
17 16 (7.51%) JavaScript
17 16 (7.51%) VBA
17 16 (7.51%) Oracle
17 16 (7.51%) XML
17 16 (7.51%) Linux
17 16 (7.51%) Unit Testing
18 15 (7.04%) MySQL
18 15 (7.04%) SAS
18 15 (7.04%) E-Commerce
18 15 (7.04%) Stakeholder Management

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (7.04%) SAS
2 13 (6.10%) CMS
3 12 (5.63%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.82%) Apache Solr
4 6 (2.82%) Oracle Coherence
5 4 (1.88%) Apache
6 3 (1.41%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 3 (1.41%) IIS
6 3 (1.41%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.47%) Drupal
7 1 (0.47%) WebLogic
Applications
1 25 (11.74%) MS Excel
2 13 (6.10%) MS Office
3 11 (5.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.88%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (1.41%) SPSS
6 1 (0.47%) Stata
Business Applications
1 6 (2.82%) Google Analytics
1 6 (2.82%) Fredhopper
2 3 (1.41%) RMDS
3 2 (0.94%) Magento
4 1 (0.47%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.47%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.69%) LAN
1 10 (4.69%) WAN
2 7 (3.29%) Multicast
2 7 (3.29%) NAS
2 7 (3.29%) FCoE
2 7 (3.29%) Fibre Channel
2 7 (3.29%) SAN
3 4 (1.88%) Intranet
4 3 (1.41%) iSCSI
4 3 (1.41%) HTTP
4 3 (1.41%) Internet
5 1 (0.47%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.47%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (14.55%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.04%) MySQL
3 14 (6.57%) MS Access
4 13 (6.10%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (3.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (2.82%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (2.82%) HBase
6 6 (2.82%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.88%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.88%) Big Data
8 3 (1.41%) Mahout
8 3 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.41%) MarkLogic
8 3 (1.41%) Sqoop
8 3 (1.41%) Couchbase
8 3 (1.41%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.41%) HCatalog
8 3 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (5.63%) Subversion
1 12 (5.63%) JSUnit
1 12 (5.63%) Git (software)
1 12 (5.63%) PHPUnit
2 5 (2.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (1.41%) LoadRunner
4 2 (0.94%) JMeter
5 1 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.47%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.47%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.47%) JUnit
5 1 (0.47%) Introscope
5 1 (0.47%) Xcode
5 1 (0.47%) NUnit
General
1 74 (34.74%) Finance
2 26 (12.21%) Retail
3 17 (7.98%) Marketing
4 16 (7.51%) Legal
5 11 (5.16%) Banking
6 10 (4.69%) Manufacturing
7 7 (3.29%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.88%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.88%) Law
9 2 (0.94%) Local Government
9 2 (0.94%) Automotive
9 2 (0.94%) German Language
10 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.47%) Advertising
10 1 (0.47%) Publishing
10 1 (0.47%) Electronics
10 1 (0.47%) Back Office
10 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 77 (36.15%) Analyst
2 22 (10.33%) Consultant
3 21 (9.86%) Developer
4 19 (8.92%) Information Analyst
5 14 (6.57%) Architect
6 12 (5.63%) Fraud Analyst
6 12 (5.63%) Data Analyst
6 12 (5.63%) Web Developer
7 9 (4.23%) Business Analyst
7 9 (4.23%) MI Analyst
8 8 (3.76%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (3.76%) User Experience Designer
8 8 (3.76%) Designer
9 7 (3.29%) PMO Analyst
9 7 (3.29%) Performance Manager
10 6 (2.82%) Business Consultant
11 5 (2.35%) Marketing Executive
11 5 (2.35%) Digital Marketing Executive
11 5 (2.35%) Project Manager
11 5 (2.35%) Content Editor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.92%) HTML
2 16 (7.51%) XML
3 13 (6.10%) CSS
4 12 (5.63%) Ajax
4 12 (5.63%) CSS3
4 12 (5.63%) HTML5
4 12 (5.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 12 (5.63%) AngularJS
5 3 (1.41%) .NET
5 3 (1.41%) XSLT
5 3 (1.41%) Rendezvous
5 3 (1.41%) Middleware
6 2 (0.94%) Web Services
6 2 (0.94%) REST
6 2 (0.94%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.47%) UIKit
7 1 (0.47%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.47%) iOS SDK
7 1 (0.47%) JMS
7 1 (0.47%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 30 (14.08%) NHS
2 22 (10.33%) Statistics
3 21 (9.86%) Management Information System
4 14 (6.57%) Copywriting
5 13 (6.10%) Mainframe
6 12 (5.63%) iPad
7 11 (5.16%) Taxonomies
8 9 (4.23%) Social Media
9 8 (3.76%) Visualisation
10 5 (2.35%) Informatics
11 4 (1.88%) Computer Science
11 4 (1.88%) Mobile App
12 3 (1.41%) Data Protection Act
12 3 (1.41%) SCADA
12 3 (1.41%) Data Integration
12 3 (1.41%) Health Informatics
12 3 (1.41%) Smartcard
12 3 (1.41%) Firmware
12 3 (1.41%) Freedom of Information
13 2 (0.94%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.51%) Linux
2 10 (4.69%) Windows
3 7 (3.29%) Solaris
4 2 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.47%) Tizen
5 1 (0.47%) Android
5 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.47%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (20.66%) Analytics
2 37 (17.37%) Project Management
3 35 (16.43%) Data Analysis
4 28 (13.15%) Continuous Improvement
5 26 (12.21%) SEO
6 23 (10.80%) Performance Management
7 19 (8.92%) Change Management
8 16 (7.51%) Unit Testing
9 15 (7.04%) E-Commerce
9 15 (7.04%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (6.57%) Validation
10 14 (6.57%) Content Management
10 14 (6.57%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (6.57%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (6.10%) OO
11 13 (6.10%) Service Delivery
12 12 (5.63%) Risk Management
12 12 (5.63%) Project Planning
12 12 (5.63%) B2C
12 12 (5.63%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 47 (22.07%) SQL
2 16 (7.51%) JavaScript
2 16 (7.51%) VBA
3 13 (6.10%) PHP
4 8 (3.76%) Java
5 4 (1.88%) C
5 4 (1.88%) C#
6 2 (0.94%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.94%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.47%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (15.49%) Degree
2 5 (2.35%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.41%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (0.94%) PMP
4 2 (0.94%) PMI Certification
4 2 (0.94%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.47%) CIMA
5 1 (0.47%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.57%) SLA
2 7 (3.29%) QA
3 3 (1.41%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 3 (1.41%) GAMP
4 2 (0.94%) WCAG
4 2 (0.94%) WAI
5 1 (0.47%) P3O
System Software
1 7 (3.29%) SRDF
1 7 (3.29%) NFS
2 6 (2.82%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (1.88%) Xen
4 3 (1.41%) Apache Flume
4 3 (1.41%) KVM
4 3 (1.41%) HDFS
4 3 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.41%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.94%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 3 (1.41%) Ambari
1 3 (1.41%) Oozie
2 1 (0.47%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 19 (8.92%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.51%) Oracle
3 12 (5.63%) Cisco
4 11 (5.16%) TSYS
4 11 (5.16%) Endeca
5 10 (4.69%) Intel
6 7 (3.29%) SAP
6 7 (3.29%) EMC
6 7 (3.29%) NetApp
6 7 (3.29%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (2.82%) Google
7 6 (2.82%) Sybase
8 5 (2.35%) Marketo
8 5 (2.35%) Pardot
8 5 (2.35%) Eloqua
8 5 (2.35%) Business Objects
8 5 (2.35%) Netezza
9 4 (1.88%) IBM
10 3 (1.41%) Hortonworks
10 3 (1.41%) MapR
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