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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Benchmarking
Rank 553 538 477
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -61
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 75 71 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.14% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.18% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 46 65
Average daily rate £400 £428 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.43% +14.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £300 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £11.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +91.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £42.00 £11.51
% change year-on-year
-52.38% +264.90%

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
41761 40034 37146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.19% 77.60% 76.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 27350 25609 22516
Average daily rate £425 £422 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% +5.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1211 1053 1129
Average hourly rate £39.27 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.03% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Benchmarking within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -14 66 £405 -5.81% 25
London +7 26 £405 -7.95% 14
South East -7 11 £390 -17.89% 3
West Midlands -3 9 £400 - 1
North West -20 9 £438 +29.62% 2
Berkshire +8 7 - - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £420 -
North East - 6 £420 -
Tyne and Wear - 6 £420 -
Scotland -5 5 £390 +21.87%
Manchester -14 5 £400 +33.33% 1
City of London +45 4 £686 +59.59% 1
Birmingham -2 4 £400 -
Hampshire +8 3 £390 -
Lancashire -4 3 £480 +42.22%
Blackpool - 3 £480 -
Coventry - 3 £400 - 1
South West +5 2 - - 1
East of England +5 2 £325 -25.71%
Reading -7 2 - - 1
Hook - 2 £390 -
Newbury - 2 - -
Erskine - 2 £395 -
Swindon - 2 - - 1
Wiltshire - 2 - - 1
Glasgow - 2 £180 -
Renfrewshire - 2 £395 -
Slough +7 1 - -
Merseyside -3 1 - -
Surrey -5 1 £400 -

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 52 (27.96%) SQL
1 52 (27.96%) Finance
2 48 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (17.20%) SQL Server
4 31 (16.67%) Project Management
5 30 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (15.05%) Analytics
7 27 (14.52%) Microsoft
8 26 (13.98%) MS Excel
9 25 (13.44%) Data Analysis
10 24 (12.90%) ITIL
11 22 (11.83%) MS PowerPoint
11 22 (11.83%) User Experience
12 21 (11.29%) Continuous Improvement
12 21 (11.29%) Service Delivery
13 20 (10.75%) Change Management
13 20 (10.75%) Data Warehouse
13 20 (10.75%) Business Intelligence
14 19 (10.22%) Scrum
14 19 (10.22%) Retail
14 19 (10.22%) Degree
15 18 (9.68%) Use Case
15 18 (9.68%) Programme Management
16 17 (9.14%) Oracle
17 16 (8.60%) CRM
18 15 (8.06%) E-Commerce
18 15 (8.06%) JavaScript
18 15 (8.06%) Test Strategy
18 15 (8.06%) User Stories
18 15 (8.06%) Waterfall

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 14 (7.53%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.23%) Apache Solr
3 5 (2.69%) CMS
4 4 (2.15%) Drupal
5 3 (1.61%) Node.js
5 3 (1.61%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.61%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.08%) JBoss
6 2 (1.08%) SAS
7 1 (0.54%) Apache
7 1 (0.54%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.54%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.54%) IIS
7 1 (0.54%) Kinematics
7 1 (0.54%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.54%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.54%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.54%) Tomcat
Applications
1 26 (13.98%) MS Excel
2 22 (11.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 11 (5.91%) MS Office
4 5 (2.69%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.69%) SPSS
5 3 (1.61%) MS Project
6 2 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.54%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.54%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 6 (3.23%) Fredhopper
2 3 (1.61%) BASE24
2 3 (1.61%) SAP GRC
2 3 (1.61%) SAP SRM
3 2 (1.08%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (1.08%) Primavera
4 1 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.54%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.54%) RMDS
4 1 (0.54%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.61%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.54%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.54%) IaaS
2 1 (0.54%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.84%) Internet
2 6 (3.23%) LTE
3 4 (2.15%) GSM
3 4 (2.15%) WCDMA
4 3 (1.61%) 3GPP
4 3 (1.61%) GPRS
4 3 (1.61%) HSPA
4 3 (1.61%) NFC
4 3 (1.61%) VoLTE
4 3 (1.61%) VoWiFi
4 3 (1.61%) Wireshark
5 2 (1.08%) SAN
5 2 (1.08%) WAN
5 2 (1.08%) XCAP
6 1 (0.54%) FCoE
6 1 (0.54%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.54%) HTTP
6 1 (0.54%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.54%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.54%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (17.20%) SQL Server
2 20 (10.75%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (8.06%) Relational Database
4 12 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (5.91%) MS Access
6 9 (4.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (4.30%) MySQL
7 8 (4.30%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (3.76%) HBase
8 7 (3.76%) SQL Server 2014
9 6 (3.23%) Oracle Database
10 5 (2.69%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (2.69%) GIS
10 5 (2.69%) Hadoop
10 5 (2.69%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (2.69%) Oracle Database 12c
11 4 (2.15%) Big Data
11 4 (2.15%) OLTP
12 3 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (3.76%) JIRA
2 5 (2.69%) Cucumber
2 5 (2.69%) Selenium
2 5 (2.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (2.15%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.15%) JMeter
3 4 (2.15%) JUnit
3 4 (2.15%) TestDirector
4 3 (1.61%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.61%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.08%) FishEye
6 1 (0.54%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.54%) DbUnit
6 1 (0.54%) GCC
6 1 (0.54%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.54%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.54%) Rational Functional Tester
6 1 (0.54%) SilkPerformer
6 1 (0.54%) SilkTest
6 1 (0.54%) Subversion
General
1 52 (27.96%) Finance
2 19 (10.22%) Retail
3 14 (7.53%) Banking
4 13 (6.99%) Telecoms
5 11 (5.91%) Marketing
6 6 (3.23%) Legal
7 2 (1.08%) Automotive
7 2 (1.08%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.08%) Publishing
8 1 (0.54%) Advertising
8 1 (0.54%) Avionics
8 1 (0.54%) Back Office
8 1 (0.54%) Billing
8 1 (0.54%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.54%) Electronics
8 1 (0.54%) French Language
8 1 (0.54%) Games
8 1 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.54%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (26.34%) Analyst
2 17 (9.14%) Business Analyst
3 16 (8.60%) Architect
4 12 (6.45%) Developer
5 10 (5.38%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 10 (5.38%) DBA
5 10 (5.38%) Project Manager
5 10 (5.38%) Service Architect
6 9 (4.84%) Consultant
6 9 (4.84%) SQL DBA
7 7 (3.76%) Performance Analyst
8 6 (3.23%) Delivery Manager
8 6 (3.23%) Financial Analyst
8 6 (3.23%) Information Analyst
8 6 (3.23%) SQL Server DBA
9 5 (2.69%) Administrator
9 5 (2.69%) Digital Analyst
9 5 (2.69%) Infrastructure Manager
9 5 (2.69%) Service Manager
9 5 (2.69%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.99%) HTML
2 11 (5.91%) CSS
3 8 (4.30%) RESTful
4 7 (3.76%) XML
5 6 (3.23%) AngularJS
5 6 (3.23%) jQuery
6 5 (2.69%) .NET
6 5 (2.69%) Web Services
7 4 (2.15%) ASP.NET
7 4 (2.15%) Middleware
8 3 (1.61%) Flash
8 3 (1.61%) HTML5
8 3 (1.61%) J2EE
8 3 (1.61%) KnockoutJS
8 3 (1.61%) SAML
9 2 (1.08%) D3.js
9 2 (1.08%) HTML5 Canvas
9 2 (1.08%) React
9 2 (1.08%) Struts
9 2 (1.08%) SVG
Miscellaneous
1 48 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (11.83%) User Experience
3 14 (7.53%) NHS
4 12 (6.45%) Management Information System
5 10 (5.38%) Computer Science
6 9 (4.84%) Algorithms
7 8 (4.30%) Statistics
7 8 (4.30%) Taxonomies
8 4 (2.15%) Copywriting
8 4 (2.15%) Data Centre
8 4 (2.15%) Data Extraction
8 4 (2.15%) Driving Licence
8 4 (2.15%) iPad
8 4 (2.15%) Proteomics
8 4 (2.15%) Psychology
9 3 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.61%) Performance Metrics
9 3 (1.61%) PKI
9 3 (1.61%) Social Media
10 2 (1.08%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.91%) Windows
2 10 (5.38%) Linux
2 10 (5.38%) Unix
3 5 (2.69%) Solaris
4 1 (0.54%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (16.67%) Project Management
2 30 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (15.05%) Analytics
4 25 (13.44%) Data Analysis
5 24 (12.90%) ITIL
6 21 (11.29%) Continuous Improvement
6 21 (11.29%) Service Delivery
7 20 (10.75%) Business Intelligence
7 20 (10.75%) Change Management
8 19 (10.22%) Scrum
9 18 (9.68%) Programme Management
9 18 (9.68%) Use Case
10 16 (8.60%) CRM
11 15 (8.06%) E-Commerce
11 15 (8.06%) Test Strategy
11 15 (8.06%) User Stories
11 15 (8.06%) Waterfall
12 14 (7.53%) Migration
12 14 (7.53%) Test Scripting
13 13 (6.99%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (27.96%) SQL
2 15 (8.06%) JavaScript
3 9 (4.84%) Java
4 6 (3.23%) C#
4 6 (3.23%) Perl
4 6 (3.23%) PowerShell
5 4 (2.15%) R
6 3 (1.61%) PHP
6 3 (1.61%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.61%) VB
7 2 (1.08%) C
7 2 (1.08%) C++
7 2 (1.08%) Python
8 1 (0.54%) ANSI C
8 1 (0.54%) AWK
8 1 (0.54%) Korn
8 1 (0.54%) MapBasic
8 1 (0.54%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.54%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (10.22%) Degree
2 10 (5.38%) Security Cleared
3 9 (4.84%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.23%) PMI Certification
4 6 (3.23%) PMP
5 5 (2.69%) PhD
6 2 (1.08%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.54%) CIPD
7 1 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.54%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.45%) SLA
2 6 (3.23%) QA
3 3 (1.61%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.61%) ISO 8583
3 3 (1.61%) ISO20022
4 2 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.08%) ISO 14001
4 2 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.54%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.54%) P3O
5 1 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (3.23%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (1.61%) Docker
3 1 (0.54%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.54%) Cygwin
3 1 (0.54%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.54%) KVM
3 1 (0.54%) NFS
3 1 (0.54%) SRDF
3 1 (0.54%) Veritas File System
3 1 (0.54%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.54%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (3.76%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.69%) Data Guard
2 5 (2.69%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (1.61%) Iperf
3 3 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.54%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.54%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (0.54%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 27 (14.52%) Microsoft
2 17 (9.14%) Oracle
3 10 (5.38%) IBM
4 9 (4.84%) HP
5 8 (4.30%) Endeca
6 6 (3.23%) SAP
6 6 (3.23%) Teradata
7 5 (2.69%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (2.15%) VMware
9 3 (1.61%) Adobe
9 3 (1.61%) CA
9 3 (1.61%) Google
9 3 (1.61%) Tableau
10 2 (1.08%) Actix
11 1 (0.54%) Ericsson
11 1 (0.54%) Lotus
11 1 (0.54%) NetApp
11 1 (0.54%) Nokia
11 1 (0.54%) Rally
11 1 (0.54%) Veritas
Warrington
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £351 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Negotiable depending on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
London
G2 Recruitment
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 12 days ago