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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Benchmarking
Rank 541 559 505
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -54
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 102 82 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.15% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.18% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 55 64
Median daily rate £425 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £312 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £575 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £408 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +20.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 6
Median hourly rate - £13.00 £15.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.43%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.00 £15.19
% change year-on-year
- -14.43%

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
43626 44488 42241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.20% 79.57% 78.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 29009 28650 26554
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1028 1199 1213
Median hourly rate £28.00 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.40 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +28 94 £450 - 17
London +21 46 £460 +1.09% 8
Yorkshire +8 15 £431 +43.75%
City of London +41 13 £473 -3.07% 4
North West -9 13 £300 -33.33% 4
Manchester -5 10 £265 - 2
West Yorkshire +14 8 £375 -
South East +7 8 £403 -4.16% 1
South Yorkshire +3 7 £525 -
Scotland -6 7 £425 +29.27%
Sheffield -8 6 £525 -
Leeds - 6 £394 -
Surrey +1 5 - -
Staines - 5 - -
West Midlands -19 4 £450 +12.50% 2
Stirling - 4 £425 -
Buckinghamshire +18 2 - -
East of England +13 2 £563 +18.42% 1
Birmingham -4 2 £475 -
South West -5 2 - -
Coventry -7 2 £450 +12.50% 1
Cheshire -9 2 £500 +8.10%
Wiltshire -13 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £281 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £281 -
East Midlands - 2 £400 -
North East - 2 £281 - 1
Ipswich - 2 £563 -
Stockport - 2 £226 -
Milton Keynes - 2 - -

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 66 (36.26%) Finance
2 48 (26.37%) SQL
3 43 (23.63%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (19.23%) SQL Server
5 34 (18.68%) Analytical Skills
6 33 (18.13%) Windows
7 31 (17.03%) Linux
8 28 (15.38%) Project Management
9 27 (14.84%) SAN
9 27 (14.84%) Oracle
9 27 (14.84%) LAN
9 27 (14.84%) WAN
9 27 (14.84%) Banking
9 27 (14.84%) Performance Tuning
10 26 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
10 26 (14.29%) NAS
10 26 (14.29%) Degree
10 26 (14.29%) VMware
10 26 (14.29%) MS Excel
11 24 (13.19%) NFS
11 24 (13.19%) NetApp
11 24 (13.19%) Cisco
11 24 (13.19%) EMC
11 24 (13.19%) Intel
11 24 (13.19%) Hyper-V
11 24 (13.19%) SRDF
11 24 (13.19%) FCoE
11 24 (13.19%) Fibre Channel
11 24 (13.19%) iSCSI
12 23 (12.64%) Multicast

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 21 (11.54%) IIS
2 19 (10.44%) Tomcat
3 18 (9.89%) Apache
3 18 (9.89%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 18 (9.89%) WebSphere
4 17 (9.34%) Oracle Coherence
5 6 (3.30%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.10%) SAS
7 1 (0.55%) Apache Qpid
7 1 (0.55%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.55%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.55%) Kinematics
Applications
1 26 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 20 (10.99%) MS PowerPoint
3 18 (9.89%) MS Office
4 11 (6.04%) OmniGraffle
5 8 (4.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 6 (3.30%) MS Visio
7 5 (2.75%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (2.20%) SPSS
9 2 (1.10%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.55%) Doxygen
10 1 (0.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) RMDS
1 1 (0.55%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.40%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.85%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.10%) GitHub
3 2 (1.10%) PaaS
4 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.55%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (14.84%) LAN
1 27 (14.84%) SAN
1 27 (14.84%) WAN
2 26 (14.29%) NAS
3 24 (13.19%) FCoE
3 24 (13.19%) Fibre Channel
3 24 (13.19%) iSCSI
4 23 (12.64%) Multicast
5 20 (10.99%) HTTP
6 10 (5.49%) Internet
7 5 (2.75%) LTE
8 4 (2.20%) XCAP
9 3 (1.65%) Firewall
9 3 (1.65%) GSM
9 3 (1.65%) UMTS
10 2 (1.10%) ATM
10 2 (1.10%) WCDMA
10 2 (1.10%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.55%) AMQP
11 1 (0.55%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 17 (9.34%) Hadoop
2 17 (9.34%) HBase
3 13 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (6.04%) Relational Database
5 7 (3.85%) MS Access
6 4 (2.20%) GIS
7 3 (1.65%) Big Data
7 3 (1.65%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.10%) DB2
8 2 (1.10%) MySQL
8 2 (1.10%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.10%) OLAP
8 2 (1.10%) OLTP
8 2 (1.10%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.55%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.55%) ObjectStore
9 1 (0.55%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (7.14%) Axure RP
2 3 (1.65%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.10%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.10%) ProC
4 1 (0.55%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.55%) GCC
4 1 (0.55%) Gradle
4 1 (0.55%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.55%) JUnit
4 1 (0.55%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.55%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.55%) Subversion
General
1 66 (36.26%) Finance
2 27 (14.84%) Banking
3 13 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 9 (4.95%) Retail
5 4 (2.20%) Law
5 4 (2.20%) Local Government
5 4 (2.20%) Marketing
6 3 (1.65%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.65%) Legal
7 2 (1.10%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.55%) Advertising
8 1 (0.55%) Automotive
8 1 (0.55%) Avionics
8 1 (0.55%) Back Office
8 1 (0.55%) Billing
8 1 (0.55%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.55%) French Language
8 1 (0.55%) Front Office
8 1 (0.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 48 (26.37%) Analyst
2 32 (17.58%) Architect
3 24 (13.19%) Infrastructure Architect
4 21 (11.54%) Business Analyst
5 15 (8.24%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 15 (8.24%) Solutions Architect
6 13 (7.14%) Designer
7 12 (6.59%) UX Designer
8 8 (4.40%) Project Manager
9 7 (3.85%) Business Manager
9 7 (3.85%) Software Engineer
10 6 (3.30%) Consultant
10 6 (3.30%) Information Analyst
10 6 (3.30%) Lead Architect
11 5 (2.75%) Chief Operating Officer
11 5 (2.75%) Developer
11 5 (2.75%) Performance Analyst
11 5 (2.75%) Quality Manager
11 5 (2.75%) Service Manager
11 5 (2.75%) Sourcing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (12.64%) Middleware
2 17 (9.34%) HTML
2 17 (9.34%) Rendezvous
2 17 (9.34%) XML
3 16 (8.79%) XSLT
4 7 (3.85%) Web Services
5 6 (3.30%) AngularJS
6 4 (2.20%) CSS
6 4 (2.20%) jQuery
6 4 (2.20%) KnockoutJS
7 3 (1.65%) .NET
8 2 (1.10%) J2EE
8 2 (1.10%) JSON
8 2 (1.10%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (1.10%) REST
8 2 (1.10%) RESTful
9 1 (0.55%) Castle Windsor
9 1 (0.55%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.55%) Spring Integration
9 1 (0.55%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 34 (18.68%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (9.34%) User Experience
3 16 (8.79%) Statistics
4 15 (8.24%) Management Information System
5 9 (4.95%) NHS
6 6 (3.30%) Algorithms
6 6 (3.30%) Taxonomies
7 5 (2.75%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.75%) Data Centre
7 5 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (2.20%) Copywriting
8 4 (2.20%) Mobile Banking
9 3 (1.65%) e-Learning
9 3 (1.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (1.10%) Clustering
10 2 (1.10%) Credit Risk
10 2 (1.10%) Online Banking
10 2 (1.10%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.55%) Data Extraction
11 1 (0.55%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 33 (18.13%) Windows
2 31 (17.03%) Linux
3 23 (12.64%) Solaris
4 3 (1.65%) Unix
5 2 (1.10%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.55%) AIX
6 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.55%) SUSE
6 1 (0.55%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (23.63%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (15.38%) Project Management
3 27 (14.84%) Performance Tuning
4 23 (12.64%) Continuous Improvement
5 20 (10.99%) Business Intelligence
6 19 (10.44%) Data Analysis
7 18 (9.89%) Service Delivery
8 16 (8.79%) Wireframes
9 14 (7.69%) Analytics
10 13 (7.14%) Risk Management
10 13 (7.14%) Software Engineering
11 12 (6.59%) Validation
12 11 (6.04%) ITIL
12 11 (6.04%) Migration
12 11 (6.04%) Performance Management
12 11 (6.04%) Programme Management
13 10 (5.49%) Change Management
13 10 (5.49%) Competitor Analysis
13 10 (5.49%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (5.49%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 48 (26.37%) SQL
2 20 (10.99%) JavaScript
3 19 (10.44%) Java
4 6 (3.30%) C#
5 5 (2.75%) Python
6 4 (2.20%) R
6 4 (2.20%) VB
7 3 (1.65%) MapBasic
8 2 (1.10%) C
8 2 (1.10%) C++
8 2 (1.10%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.55%) ANSI C
9 1 (0.55%) Erlang
9 1 (0.55%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.55%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.55%) Perl
9 1 (0.55%) Scala
9 1 (0.55%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 26 (14.29%) Degree
2 10 (5.49%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.40%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.10%) APMP
4 2 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.55%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.55%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.14%) QA
2 12 (6.59%) SLA
3 4 (2.20%) P3O
4 2 (1.10%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.55%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (13.19%) Hyper-V
2 24 (13.19%) NFS
2 24 (13.19%) SRDF
3 23 (12.64%) KVM
3 23 (12.64%) Xen
4 18 (9.89%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (2.20%) Active Directory
5 4 (2.20%) Docker
6 1 (0.55%) Cygwin
6 1 (0.55%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (1.10%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 27 (14.84%) Oracle
2 26 (14.29%) VMware
3 24 (13.19%) Cisco
3 24 (13.19%) EMC
3 24 (13.19%) Intel
3 24 (13.19%) NetApp
4 18 (9.89%) IBM
5 17 (9.34%) DataSynapse
5 17 (9.34%) Microsoft
5 17 (9.34%) Sybase
5 17 (9.34%) TIBCO
6 8 (4.40%) Adobe
7 7 (3.85%) Google
8 4 (2.20%) Actix
9 3 (1.65%) Anite
9 3 (1.65%) AppDynamics
9 3 (1.65%) Ericsson
9 3 (1.65%) Mapinfo
9 3 (1.65%) SAP
10 2 (1.10%) Nokia
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