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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Benchmarking
Rank 533 568 478
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -90
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 118 77 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.14% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.17% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 48 74
Median daily rate £425 £420 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +17.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £322 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +26.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 7
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £15.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.99%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.80 £15.39
% change year-on-year
- +9.19%

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
44681 45476 42373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.74% 79.84% 78.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29558 29423 26292
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 £295 £283 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1033 1183 1185
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 July 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 July 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 +24 110 £425 +1.19% 22
London +8 50 £460 -1.60% 11
Yorkshire +11 17 £500 +66.66%
South East +20 15 £250 -40.47% 1
North West +7 12 £289 -37.56% 2
City of London +46 11 £455 -13.33% 3
South Yorkshire +6 10 £525 -
Manchester +2 9 £258 - 2
Sheffield -8 9 £525 -
Staines - 9 £250 -
Surrey - 9 £250 -
West Yorkshire - 7 £400 -
West Midlands -29 6 £400 - 1
Leeds - 6 £406 -
East of England +19 5 £425 -10.52% 6
Scotland -2 4 £425 +4.29% 2
Coventry -13 3 £425 +6.25%
Belfast - 3 £195 -
County Antrim - 3 £195 -
Stirling - 3 £463 -
Northern Ireland - 3 £195 -
Buckinghamshire +13 2 - -
Berkshire +1 2 - - 1
Wiltshire -3 2 - -
South West -7 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 £400 -
East Midlands - 2 £300 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 £425 - 4
Suffolk - 2 £563 -
Lancashire - 2 £425 -

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 76 (36.02%) Finance
2 61 (28.91%) SQL
3 56 (26.54%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (21.33%) Analytical Skills
5 40 (18.96%) Windows
6 38 (18.01%) Linux
7 36 (17.06%) SQL Server
7 36 (17.06%) VMware
8 35 (16.59%) Oracle
8 35 (16.59%) Degree
9 33 (15.64%) Performance Tuning
9 33 (15.64%) Banking
10 32 (15.17%) SAN
10 32 (15.17%) LAN
10 32 (15.17%) WAN
10 32 (15.17%) VMware Infrastructure
11 31 (14.69%) NAS
12 30 (14.22%) Hyper-V
13 29 (13.74%) iSCSI
13 29 (13.74%) SRDF
13 29 (13.74%) FCoE
13 29 (13.74%) Fibre Channel
13 29 (13.74%) NFS
13 29 (13.74%) Business Intelligence
13 29 (13.74%) MS Excel
13 29 (13.74%) NetApp
13 29 (13.74%) Cisco
13 29 (13.74%) EMC
13 29 (13.74%) Intel
14 28 (13.27%) Solaris

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 23 (10.90%) IIS
2 22 (10.43%) Tomcat
3 21 (9.95%) Apache
4 20 (9.48%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 20 (9.48%) WebSphere
5 19 (9.00%) Oracle Coherence
6 6 (2.84%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.42%) SAS
8 2 (0.95%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.47%) Apache Qpid
9 1 (0.47%) Confluence
9 1 (0.47%) GemFire
9 1 (0.47%) Kinematics
Applications
1 29 (13.74%) MS Excel
2 19 (9.00%) MS Office
2 19 (9.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 15 (7.11%) OmniGraffle
4 10 (4.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (2.84%) MS Visio
6 5 (2.37%) SPSS
7 4 (1.90%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.95%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.47%) Doxygen
9 1 (0.47%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.47%) RMDS
1 1 (0.47%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.27%) Google Analytics
2 8 (3.79%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.42%) GitHub
3 3 (1.42%) PaaS
4 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.47%) IaaS
4 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (15.17%) LAN
1 32 (15.17%) SAN
1 32 (15.17%) WAN
2 31 (14.69%) NAS
3 29 (13.74%) FCoE
3 29 (13.74%) Fibre Channel
3 29 (13.74%) iSCSI
4 28 (13.27%) Multicast
5 22 (10.43%) HTTP
6 9 (4.27%) Internet
7 4 (1.90%) LTE
7 4 (1.90%) XCAP
8 3 (1.42%) Firewall
8 3 (1.42%) GSM
8 3 (1.42%) UMTS
9 2 (0.95%) ATM
9 2 (0.95%) NetScaler
9 2 (0.95%) WCDMA
9 2 (0.95%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.47%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (17.06%) SQL Server
2 20 (9.48%) Hadoop
2 20 (9.48%) HBase
3 13 (6.16%) Relational Database
4 12 (5.69%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (2.84%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (2.84%) MS Access
6 4 (1.90%) Big Data
6 4 (1.90%) GIS
6 4 (1.90%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.42%) OLTP
7 3 (1.42%) QlikView
8 2 (0.95%) DB2
8 2 (0.95%) MySQL
8 2 (0.95%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.95%) OLAP
8 2 (0.95%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.95%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.47%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.47%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 17 (8.06%) Axure RP
2 5 (2.37%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.42%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.95%) Gradle
4 2 (0.95%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.95%) JUnit
4 2 (0.95%) ProC
5 1 (0.47%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.47%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.47%) GCC
5 1 (0.47%) JIRA
5 1 (0.47%) JMeter
5 1 (0.47%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.47%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.47%) Selenium
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.47%) Subversion
5 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 76 (36.02%) Finance
2 33 (15.64%) Banking
3 14 (6.64%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.79%) Marketing
4 8 (3.79%) Retail
5 5 (2.37%) Legal
6 4 (1.90%) Law
6 4 (1.90%) Local Government
7 3 (1.42%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.95%) Advertising
8 2 (0.95%) Back Office
8 2 (0.95%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.47%) Avionics
9 1 (0.47%) Billing
9 1 (0.47%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.47%) Electronics
9 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.47%) French Language
9 1 (0.47%) Front Office
9 1 (0.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 54 (25.59%) Analyst
2 35 (16.59%) Architect
3 29 (13.74%) Infrastructure Architect
4 21 (9.95%) Business Analyst
5 19 (9.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 19 (9.00%) Solutions Architect
6 17 (8.06%) Designer
7 16 (7.58%) UX Designer
8 8 (3.79%) Service Manager
8 8 (3.79%) Software Engineer
9 7 (3.32%) Business Manager
9 7 (3.32%) Information Analyst
9 7 (3.32%) Lead Architect
10 6 (2.84%) Consultant
10 6 (2.84%) IT Manager
10 6 (2.84%) Performance Analyst
11 5 (2.37%) Chief Operating Officer
11 5 (2.37%) Developer
11 5 (2.37%) Project Manager
11 5 (2.37%) Quality Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (12.80%) Middleware
2 20 (9.48%) XML
3 19 (9.00%) HTML
3 19 (9.00%) Rendezvous
4 18 (8.53%) XSLT
5 8 (3.79%) Web Services
6 4 (1.90%) JSON
7 3 (1.42%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.42%) J2EE
8 2 (0.95%) .NET
8 2 (0.95%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.95%) REST
8 2 (0.95%) RESTful
8 2 (0.95%) Spring
8 2 (0.95%) Spring Boot
8 2 (0.95%) Spring Integration
9 1 (0.47%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 1 (0.47%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.47%) JSON-LD
9 1 (0.47%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 45 (21.33%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (13.27%) User Experience
3 19 (9.00%) Statistics
4 18 (8.53%) Management Information System
5 10 (4.74%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (4.27%) Algorithms
6 9 (4.27%) NHS
7 8 (3.79%) Taxonomies
8 6 (2.84%) Computer Science
8 6 (2.84%) Data Centre
8 6 (2.84%) Virtual Team
9 5 (2.37%) Copywriting
9 5 (2.37%) Mobile Banking
9 5 (2.37%) Psychology
10 4 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (1.42%) e-Learning
12 2 (0.95%) Clustering
12 2 (0.95%) Credit Risk
12 2 (0.95%) PMI
12 2 (0.95%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 40 (18.96%) Windows
2 38 (18.01%) Linux
3 28 (13.27%) Solaris
4 5 (2.37%) Unix
5 2 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.95%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.95%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.47%) AIX
6 1 (0.47%) SUSE
6 1 (0.47%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.47%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (26.54%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (15.64%) Performance Tuning
3 29 (13.74%) Business Intelligence
4 27 (12.80%) Analytics
5 26 (12.32%) Project Management
6 25 (11.85%) Continuous Improvement
7 23 (10.90%) Data Analysis
8 21 (9.95%) Wireframes
9 15 (7.11%) ITIL
9 15 (7.11%) Software Engineering
10 14 (6.64%) Service Delivery
10 14 (6.64%) Validation
11 13 (6.16%) Performance Management
12 12 (5.69%) Competitor Analysis
12 12 (5.69%) Risk Management
12 12 (5.69%) Scrum
12 12 (5.69%) Service Management
12 12 (5.69%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (5.21%) Business Analysis
13 11 (5.21%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 61 (28.91%) SQL
2 23 (10.90%) Java
3 19 (9.00%) JavaScript
4 8 (3.79%) Python
5 7 (3.32%) R
6 6 (2.84%) VB
7 3 (1.42%) C
7 3 (1.42%) C#
7 3 (1.42%) MapBasic
7 3 (1.42%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.95%) C++
8 2 (0.95%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.47%) ANSI C
9 1 (0.47%) Erlang
9 1 (0.47%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.47%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.47%) Perl
9 1 (0.47%) Scala
9 1 (0.47%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 35 (16.59%) Degree
2 10 (4.74%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.79%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.42%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.95%) APMP
5 2 (0.95%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.95%) MCITP
5 2 (0.95%) MCSA
5 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.95%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.95%) PMP
6 1 (0.47%) CIPD
6 1 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.47%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.58%) QA
2 12 (5.69%) SLA
3 4 (1.90%) P3O
4 2 (0.95%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.95%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.47%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 32 (15.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (14.22%) Hyper-V
3 29 (13.74%) NFS
3 29 (13.74%) SRDF
4 28 (13.27%) KVM
4 28 (13.27%) Xen
5 20 (9.48%) Oracle RAC
6 7 (3.32%) Docker
7 5 (2.37%) Active Directory
8 2 (0.95%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.47%) Cygwin
9 1 (0.47%) HDFS
9 1 (0.47%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (3.32%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.42%) vRealize
3 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (0.95%) NSN NetAct
3 2 (0.95%) SCCM
Vendors
1 36 (17.06%) VMware
2 35 (16.59%) Oracle
3 29 (13.74%) Cisco
3 29 (13.74%) EMC
3 29 (13.74%) Intel
3 29 (13.74%) NetApp
4 20 (9.48%) IBM
5 19 (9.00%) DataSynapse
5 19 (9.00%) Microsoft
5 19 (9.00%) Sybase
5 19 (9.00%) TIBCO
6 10 (4.74%) Adobe
7 9 (4.27%) Google
8 4 (1.90%) Actix
8 4 (1.90%) Citrix
8 4 (1.90%) Cognos
9 3 (1.42%) Anite
9 3 (1.42%) Ericsson
9 3 (1.42%) Mapinfo
9 3 (1.42%) SAP
London
LA International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
South West London
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £300 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Volt
Posted: Yesterday
London
Searchability
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Volt
Rate: £30000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Ciber UK
Posted: 7 days ago
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £20 - £25 per hour + Negotiable
Posted: 8 hours ago