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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Benchmarking
Rank 502 481 470
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -11
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 97 89 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.23% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 45 35
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£369 £375 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £230 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Average hourly rate £22.00 £167.50 £31.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-86.86% +427.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.47 £167.50 £23.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.80 £167.50 £40.31
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £167.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-92.23% +697.61%

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
40851 38864 33748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.14% 74.87% 73.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 25403 23796 20201
Average daily rate £420 £400 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1159 1113 1105
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -4 89 £363 -3.33% 27
London -5 43 £440 -0.28% 10
South East -14 30 £350 -5.08% 5
Berkshire -8 11 £350 -3.44% 1
City of London +12 10 £440 -23.47% 3
North West -11 9 £369 +13.46% 2
Oxfordshire -11 6 £313 -
Scotland -7 5 £373 -
Buckinghamshire - 5 £316 -
Surrey - 5 - -
Edinburgh -8 4 £425 -
Reading +1 3 £375 -
Cheshire +1 3 £439 +35.07%
East Midlands -6 3 £208 -
Oxford - 3 £313 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £350 -
Derbyshire +6 2 £300 -
Derby +3 2 £300 -
South West -7 2 £330 - 5
Hampshire -10 2 £381 -4.68% 2
Manchester - 2 £300 - 1
West Yorkshire -7 1 - - 1
Yorkshire -16 1 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 £115 -
Wiltshire - 1 £330 - 1
Nottingham - 1 £115 -
Runcorn - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - - 4
Leeds - 1 - -
Leicester - - - -

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 59 (35.98%) Finance
2 37 (22.56%) Linux
3 32 (19.51%) SQL
4 28 (17.07%) SAN
4 28 (17.07%) VMware
4 28 (17.07%) NAS
4 28 (17.07%) KVM
5 27 (16.46%) VMware Infrastructure
6 26 (15.85%) Windows
7 25 (15.24%) Analytical Skills
8 24 (14.63%) Oracle
9 22 (13.41%) Banking
10 21 (12.80%) SQL Server
10 21 (12.80%) ITIL
10 21 (12.80%) Cisco
11 19 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (11.59%) Performance Tuning
12 17 (10.37%) Degree
13 16 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
13 16 (9.76%) HTTP
14 15 (9.15%) LAN
14 15 (9.15%) Python
14 15 (9.15%) CRM
14 15 (9.15%) Perl
14 15 (9.15%) Configuration Management
14 15 (9.15%) WAN
14 15 (9.15%) Cisco Certification
14 15 (9.15%) Intel
14 15 (9.15%) VMware ESXi
14 15 (9.15%) Continuous Improvement

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 11 (6.71%) Oracle Coherence
2 10 (6.10%) IIS
3 9 (5.49%) Apache
3 9 (5.49%) Tomcat
3 9 (5.49%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 9 (5.49%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.44%) SAS
5 3 (1.83%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.83%) Lync
6 2 (1.22%) CMS
7 1 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (5.49%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.05%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.44%) MS Office
4 3 (1.83%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.22%) MS Project
5 2 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.61%) SPSS
6 1 (0.61%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (3.05%) RMDS
2 2 (1.22%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (1.22%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.61%) ENOVIA
3 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.61%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle E-Business Tax
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.61%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 28 (17.07%) SAN
1 28 (17.07%) NAS
2 16 (9.76%) HTTP
3 15 (9.15%) LAN
3 15 (9.15%) WAN
4 13 (7.93%) RTP
4 13 (7.93%) FCoE
4 13 (7.93%) Fibre Channel
4 13 (7.93%) iSCSI
4 13 (7.93%) Multicast
5 7 (4.27%) TCP/IP
6 6 (3.66%) VoIP
6 6 (3.66%) MGCP
7 5 (3.05%) Megaco
7 5 (3.05%) Intranet
8 4 (2.44%) Internet
9 3 (1.83%) SS7
9 3 (1.83%) IPv4
9 3 (1.83%) IPv6
9 3 (1.83%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (12.80%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.49%) Hadoop
2 9 (5.49%) HBase
3 7 (4.27%) Oracle Exadata
4 6 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (3.66%) Data Mining
5 5 (3.05%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.83%) DB2
8 2 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.22%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.22%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.22%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.22%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.22%) HCatalog
8 2 (1.22%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.22%) Riak
8 2 (1.22%) Mahout
Development Applications
1 5 (3.05%) JIRA
2 3 (1.83%) Ant
2 3 (1.83%) JUnit
2 3 (1.83%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.83%) Maven
3 2 (1.22%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.22%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.61%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.61%) QADirector
4 1 (0.61%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.61%) JMeter
4 1 (0.61%) NeoLoad
General
1 59 (35.98%) Finance
2 22 (13.41%) Banking
3 14 (8.54%) Telecoms
4 9 (5.49%) Legal
5 7 (4.27%) Investment Banking
6 6 (3.66%) Retail
7 5 (3.05%) Local Government
7 5 (3.05%) Marketing
8 4 (2.44%) Multimedia
8 4 (2.44%) Billing
8 4 (2.44%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.83%) Automotive
9 3 (1.83%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.61%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.61%) Law
10 1 (0.61%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.61%) Publishing
10 1 (0.61%) Games
10 1 (0.61%) German Language
Job Titles
1 41 (25.00%) Analyst
2 16 (9.76%) Architect
3 13 (7.93%) Business Analyst
3 13 (7.93%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 12 (7.32%) Project Manager
4 12 (7.32%) Senior Analyst
4 12 (7.32%) Data Analyst
5 9 (5.49%) Information Analyst
5 9 (5.49%) Infrastructure Architect
5 9 (5.49%) Solutions Architect
5 9 (5.49%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 8 (4.88%) Developer
7 6 (3.66%) Business Data Analyst
7 6 (3.66%) Senior Information Analyst
8 5 (3.05%) Consultant
8 5 (3.05%) Design Engineer
9 4 (2.44%) Service Manager
9 4 (2.44%) Product Manager
9 4 (2.44%) MI Analyst
9 4 (2.44%) NHS Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.10%) Middleware
2 9 (5.49%) Rendezvous
2 9 (5.49%) HTML
2 9 (5.49%) XML
2 9 (5.49%) XSLT
3 4 (2.44%) .NET
4 2 (1.22%) XMPP
4 2 (1.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (0.61%) REST
5 1 (0.61%) OpenCL
5 1 (0.61%) Renderscript
5 1 (0.61%) OpenGL ES
5 1 (0.61%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.61%) JSON
5 1 (0.61%) jQuery
5 1 (0.61%) OpenVG
5 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.61%) SOAP
5 1 (0.61%) Web Services
5 1 (0.61%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 25 (15.24%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (8.54%) NHS
2 14 (8.54%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.27%) Device Driver
3 7 (4.27%) User Experience
4 6 (3.66%) Statistics
5 5 (3.05%) Performance Metrics
6 4 (2.44%) Open Source
6 4 (2.44%) Freedom of Information
7 3 (1.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.83%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.83%) Copywriting
7 3 (1.83%) Visualisation
7 3 (1.83%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.22%) Social Media
8 2 (1.22%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.22%) IPTV
9 1 (0.61%) Economics
9 1 (0.61%) Replication
9 1 (0.61%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 37 (22.56%) Linux
2 26 (15.85%) Windows
3 14 (8.54%) UNIX
4 13 (7.93%) Solaris
5 7 (4.27%) FreeBSD
6 1 (0.61%) Android
6 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (12.80%) ITIL
2 19 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (11.59%) Performance Tuning
3 16 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (9.15%) CRM
4 15 (9.15%) Configuration Management
4 15 (9.15%) Continuous Improvement
5 14 (8.54%) Capacity Management
5 14 (8.54%) Performance Management
5 14 (8.54%) Project Management
5 14 (8.54%) Data Analysis
5 14 (8.54%) Business Analysis
6 13 (7.93%) Performance Testing
6 13 (7.93%) Performance Monitoring
7 11 (6.71%) Migration
8 10 (6.10%) Change Management
9 9 (5.49%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (5.49%) Service Delivery
9 9 (5.49%) GAP Analysis
10 8 (4.88%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 32 (19.51%) SQL
2 15 (9.15%) Perl
2 15 (9.15%) Python
3 12 (7.32%) Java
4 9 (5.49%) JavaScript
5 7 (4.27%) C
6 3 (1.83%) VBA
6 3 (1.83%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.22%) C++
7 2 (1.22%) MATLAB
7 2 (1.22%) VB
8 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.61%) C#
Qualifications
1 17 (10.37%) Degree
2 15 (9.15%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (7.93%) CCNA
4 8 (4.88%) Security Cleared
5 5 (3.05%) ISEB
5 5 (3.05%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.22%) PMP
6 2 (1.22%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.61%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.61%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.88%) SLA
2 5 (3.05%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.83%) QA
4 2 (1.22%) COBIT
4 2 (1.22%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (17.07%) KVM
2 27 (16.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (9.15%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (8.54%) Oracle RAC
5 13 (7.93%) Xen
5 13 (7.93%) NFS
5 13 (7.93%) Hyper-V
6 11 (6.71%) SRDF
6 11 (6.71%) vSphere
7 4 (2.44%) Active Directory
8 2 (1.22%) VMware ESX
8 2 (1.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (1.22%) Apache Flume
8 2 (1.22%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (3.05%) Data Guard
2 4 (2.44%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (2.44%) Oracle Flashback
3 3 (1.83%) Puppet
4 2 (1.22%) Ambari
4 2 (1.22%) Oozie
5 1 (0.61%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.61%) OpenView
Vendors
1 28 (17.07%) VMware
2 24 (14.63%) Oracle
3 21 (12.80%) Cisco
4 15 (9.15%) Intel
5 13 (7.93%) NetApp
5 13 (7.93%) EMC
6 12 (7.32%) Sybase
7 10 (6.10%) Microsoft
8 9 (5.49%) IBM
8 9 (5.49%) TIBCO
8 9 (5.49%) DataSynapse
9 5 (3.05%) 29West
10 4 (2.44%) SAP
10 4 (2.44%) Ariba
11 3 (1.83%) Cognos
11 3 (1.83%) Verint
12 2 (1.22%) MapR
12 2 (1.22%) Hortonworks
12 2 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (1.22%) Netezza
North West London
asos
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £425 - £475 day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £350 - £425 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol, South West
University of Bristol
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Bristol, South West
University of Bristol
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Liverpool
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago