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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Benchmarking
UK
Rank 538 551 538
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -13
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 57 67 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.16% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 40 54
Median daily rate £460 £400 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -9.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £178 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £740 £480 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £419
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 4
Median hourly rate £37.50 £17.04 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.13% -22.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.10 £16.28 £19.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.00 £19.41 £49.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £95.00 £16.56 £42.00
% change year-on-year
+473.58% -60.56%

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
36798 40775 39191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.20% 81.72% 78.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 24365 26369 25350
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 942 1196 1044
Median hourly rate £33.00 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Benchmarking within the UK over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 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 +6 53 £493 +23.12% 11
London +21 36 £550 +46.66% 4
South East +13 8 £375 -5.06% 1
North West +9 5 £400 -3.03%
City of London -4 4 £425 -10.05% 1
Scotland +27 3 £425 +41.66% 1
Hampshire +14 3 £625 +60.25%
West Midlands -11 3 £375 -6.25% 1
West Sussex - 3 £375 -
Crawley - 3 £375 -
Surrey +17 2 - - 1
Lancashire +5 2 £344 -28.38%
Stafford - 2 - -
Preston - 2 £344 -
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Glasgow +8 1 - - 1
Manchester +7 1 £538 +43.33%
East Midlands +6 1 - -
Solihull - 1 £375 -
Stirling - 1 £475 -
Edinburgh - 1 £375 -
Epsom - 1 - -
Staines - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Farnborough - 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £675 -
Feltham - 1 - -
Hounslow - 1 - -

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 62 (36.26%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (32.75%) SQL
3 44 (25.73%) Linux
3 44 (25.73%) Degree
4 42 (24.56%) Java
4 42 (24.56%) Finance
5 40 (23.39%) Analytical Skills
6 38 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
7 37 (21.64%) Analytics
8 35 (20.47%) Oracle
9 34 (19.88%) SQL Server
10 33 (19.30%) User Experience
11 30 (17.54%) Hadoop
12 28 (16.37%) HBase
12 28 (16.37%) Windows
13 26 (15.20%) Unix
14 25 (14.62%) Apache
15 24 (14.04%) LAN
15 24 (14.04%) WAN
16 23 (13.45%) MS Excel
16 23 (13.45%) Cisco
16 23 (13.45%) Microsoft
17 22 (12.87%) JavaScript
17 22 (12.87%) HTML
18 21 (12.28%) Scrum
18 21 (12.28%) Apache Spark
19 20 (11.70%) VMware
19 20 (11.70%) Solaris
19 20 (11.70%) Middleware
19 20 (11.70%) Big Data

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 25 (14.62%) Apache
2 21 (12.28%) Apache Spark
3 18 (10.53%) Tomcat
4 12 (7.02%) IIS
5 11 (6.43%) Oracle Coherence
5 11 (6.43%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 11 (6.43%) WebSphere
6 10 (5.85%) Apache Pig
7 9 (5.26%) Cloud Foundry
8 8 (4.68%) Apache Solr
8 8 (4.68%) SharePoint
9 7 (4.09%) GemFire
10 6 (3.51%) WebLogic
11 4 (2.34%) SAS
12 3 (1.75%) Apache Qpid
13 2 (1.17%) CMS
13 2 (1.17%) Umbraco
14 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
14 1 (0.58%) JBoss
14 1 (0.58%) nginx
Applications
1 23 (13.45%) MS Excel
2 14 (8.19%) MS Office
3 10 (5.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (5.26%) MS Visio
4 9 (5.26%) OmniGraffle
5 5 (2.92%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (1.75%) SPSS
7 2 (1.17%) MS Project
8 1 (0.58%) HipChat
8 1 (0.58%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (1.17%) Sprinklr
2 1 (0.58%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.58%) Radian6
2 1 (0.58%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.58%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.02%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (5.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (4.09%) GitHub
4 7 (4.09%) PaaS
5 5 (2.92%) Google Analytics
5 5 (2.92%) Office 365
6 1 (0.58%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.58%) BlueKai
6 1 (0.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (14.04%) LAN
1 24 (14.04%) WAN
2 15 (8.77%) SAN
3 14 (8.19%) FCoE
3 14 (8.19%) Fibre Channel
3 14 (8.19%) HTTP
3 14 (8.19%) iSCSI
3 14 (8.19%) NAS
4 13 (7.60%) Multicast
5 8 (4.68%) Internet
5 8 (4.68%) Kerberos
6 4 (2.34%) Firewall
6 4 (2.34%) LDAP
7 3 (1.75%) SNMP
8 2 (1.17%) Intranet
9 1 (0.58%) AMQP
9 1 (0.58%) SMS
9 1 (0.58%) VPN
9 1 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.58%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (19.88%) SQL Server
2 30 (17.54%) Hadoop
3 28 (16.37%) HBase
4 20 (11.70%) Big Data
5 18 (10.53%) Apache Hive
6 17 (9.94%) MySQL
7 12 (7.02%) NoSQL
7 12 (7.02%) OLTP
8 11 (6.43%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (5.85%) Apache Cassandra
9 10 (5.85%) Oracle Exadata
10 9 (5.26%) Sqoop
11 8 (4.68%) Apache Zeppelin
12 4 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (1.75%) Relational Database
13 3 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 2 (1.17%) Impala
14 2 (1.17%) MongoDB
14 2 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 15 (8.77%) Jenkins
3 10 (5.85%) Axure RP
4 9 (5.26%) Gradle
4 9 (5.26%) JUnit
5 7 (4.09%) Cucumber
5 7 (4.09%) Eclipse
6 6 (3.51%) Selenium
7 5 (2.92%) Moq
8 4 (2.34%) SoapUI
9 3 (1.75%) JIRA
9 3 (1.75%) Maven
10 2 (1.17%) PHPUnit
11 1 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.58%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.58%) Protractor
11 1 (0.58%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.58%) Subversion
11 1 (0.58%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.58%) WebDriver
General
1 42 (24.56%) Finance
2 18 (10.53%) Banking
3 12 (7.02%) Marketing
4 8 (4.68%) Retail
5 6 (3.51%) Legal
6 5 (2.92%) Investment Banking
7 4 (2.34%) Advertising
7 4 (2.34%) Publishing
7 4 (2.34%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.75%) Local Government
9 2 (1.17%) Back Office
9 2 (1.17%) Games
9 2 (1.17%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.58%) Automotive
10 1 (0.58%) Billing
10 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.58%) Front Office
10 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (20.47%) Architect
2 31 (18.13%) Analyst
3 20 (11.70%) Infrastructure Architect
4 13 (7.60%) Business Analyst
4 13 (7.60%) Developer
5 11 (6.43%) Designer
5 11 (6.43%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 11 (6.43%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (6.43%) UX Designer
6 8 (4.68%) Administrator
6 8 (4.68%) Java Developer
7 7 (4.09%) Data Administrator
7 7 (4.09%) Data Analyst
7 7 (4.09%) Lead Developer
7 7 (4.09%) Senior Developer
7 7 (4.09%) Team Leader
7 7 (4.09%) User Experience Researcher
7 7 (4.09%) User Researcher
8 6 (3.51%) Big Data Developer
8 6 (3.51%) Senior Big Data Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (12.87%) HTML
2 20 (11.70%) Middleware
3 18 (10.53%) XML
4 15 (8.77%) Kafka
5 11 (6.43%) RESTful
5 11 (6.43%) Spring
6 10 (5.85%) JSON
6 10 (5.85%) Rendezvous
6 10 (5.85%) XSLT
7 9 (5.26%) SAML
8 8 (4.68%) AngularJS
8 8 (4.68%) Apache Tez
8 8 (4.68%) CSS
8 8 (4.68%) HTML5
8 8 (4.68%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 7 (4.09%) J2EE
9 7 (4.09%) Node.js
9 7 (4.09%) React
9 7 (4.09%) Spring Boot
10 6 (3.51%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 40 (23.39%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (19.30%) User Experience
3 18 (10.53%) Management Information System
4 15 (8.77%) Computer Science
5 11 (6.43%) Psychology
6 10 (5.85%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (5.26%) Grid Computing
8 8 (4.68%) Visualisation
9 7 (4.09%) Mobile App
9 7 (4.09%) NHS
9 7 (4.09%) Virtual Team
10 6 (3.51%) Mobile Payment
10 6 (3.51%) PKI
11 5 (2.92%) Inversion of Control
11 5 (2.92%) Online Banking
11 5 (2.92%) Statistics
11 5 (2.92%) Taxonomies
12 4 (2.34%) Algorithms
12 4 (2.34%) Data Centre
13 3 (1.75%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 44 (25.73%) Linux
2 28 (16.37%) Windows
3 26 (15.20%) Unix
4 20 (11.70%) Solaris
5 6 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (2.92%) Windows 7
7 4 (2.34%) Windows Server
7 4 (2.34%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.17%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.58%) Android
9 1 (0.58%) CentOS
9 1 (0.58%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.58%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (36.26%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
3 37 (21.64%) Analytics
4 21 (12.28%) Scrum
5 18 (10.53%) Project Management
6 17 (9.94%) Open Source
7 16 (9.36%) Continuous Improvement
7 16 (9.36%) High Availability
7 16 (9.36%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (9.36%) Usability Testing
8 15 (8.77%) Translating Business Requirements
9 14 (8.19%) Service Delivery
10 13 (7.60%) BDD
11 12 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (7.02%) TDD
12 11 (6.43%) Configuration Management
12 11 (6.43%) DevOps
12 11 (6.43%) Web Analytics
12 11 (6.43%) Wireframes
13 10 (5.85%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 56 (32.75%) SQL
2 42 (24.56%) Java
3 22 (12.87%) JavaScript
4 13 (7.60%) C
5 11 (6.43%) C++
6 7 (4.09%) Shell Script
6 7 (4.09%) T-SQL
7 6 (3.51%) C#
8 5 (2.92%) TypeScript
9 4 (2.34%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.75%) Python
10 3 (1.75%) SPARQL
10 3 (1.75%) VBA
11 2 (1.17%) R
11 2 (1.17%) Scala
12 1 (0.58%) Perl
12 1 (0.58%) PHP
12 1 (0.58%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.58%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 44 (25.73%) Degree
2 11 (6.43%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.09%) ISEB
3 7 (4.09%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.58%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.58%) CIPD
4 1 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.58%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.58%) PMP
4 1 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.60%) QA
2 9 (5.26%) Data Quality
3 4 (2.34%) Actionable Recommendations
3 4 (2.34%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.17%) SLA
5 1 (0.58%) COBIT
5 1 (0.58%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.58%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.58%) PMBOK
System Software
1 20 (11.70%) Oracle RAC
1 20 (11.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (8.77%) Active Directory
2 15 (8.77%) HDFS
3 14 (8.19%) Hyper-V
3 14 (8.19%) NFS
3 14 (8.19%) SRDF
4 13 (7.60%) KVM
4 13 (7.60%) Xen
5 11 (6.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 9 (5.26%) Apache Flume
7 6 (3.51%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (2.34%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (1.75%) Docker
9 3 (1.75%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.58%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 9 (5.26%) Ambari
1 9 (5.26%) Oozie
1 9 (5.26%) Tivoli
2 8 (4.68%) Hadoop YARN
3 6 (3.51%) OpenView
4 5 (2.92%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (2.34%) SCCM
6 2 (1.17%) Ansible
6 2 (1.17%) OpenAM
6 2 (1.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 35 (20.47%) Oracle
2 23 (13.45%) Cisco
2 23 (13.45%) Microsoft
3 20 (11.70%) VMware
4 17 (9.94%) IBM
5 15 (8.77%) Intel
6 14 (8.19%) EMC
6 14 (8.19%) NetApp
7 13 (7.60%) Teradata
8 11 (6.43%) Sybase
8 11 (6.43%) TIBCO
9 10 (5.85%) DataSynapse
10 9 (5.26%) Hortonworks
11 7 (4.09%) Red Hat
12 6 (3.51%) Adobe
12 6 (3.51%) BMC
12 6 (3.51%) Sun
13 5 (2.92%) Google
14 4 (2.34%) AppDynamics
14 4 (2.34%) KANA