The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Benchmarking
Rank 504 491 523
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +32
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 84 65 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.14% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.19% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 35 36
Average daily rate £375 £400 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £236 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £503 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £323 £413
% change year-on-year
+0.77% -21.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £102.50 £31.73 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+223.06% +101.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £23.15 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £154.50 £40.31 £17.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £102.50 £21.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+388.09% +33.33%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41318 34649 42090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.34% 72.50% 69.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 25663 20657 24013
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1168 1064 1437
Average hourly rate £28.49 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.98% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

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 17 April 2014.

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 April 2014.

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 17 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -16 79 £375 -8.53% 54
London -19 45 £375 -13.29% 27
South East -12 13 £388 +79.19% 8
City of London -6 11 £563 +32.35% 9
Berkshire -5 9 £425 - 1
East of England -26 9 £375 +7.14% 3
Scotland -12 5 - - 2
South West -26 4 - -
Docklands, London - 4 £625 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £375 -
Yorkshire -9 3 £293 -26.87% 7
West Yorkshire -23 3 £293 -26.87% 7
Essex - 3 £300 - 1
North West -23 2 £325 +0.77% 5
East Midlands - 2 - - 2
West Midlands - 2 £275 - 1
Lincolnshire - 2 - - 1
Lincoln - 2 - -
Reading - 2 - - 1
Oxfordshire -1 1 - -
Cambridgeshire -17 1 - - 1
Staines - 1 £320 - 1
Basingstoke - 1 £400 - 1
Leeds - 1 £260 - 5
Birmingham - 1 £275 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Bradford - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £400 - 1
Surrey - 1 £320 - 2

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 46 (25.41%) Finance
2 38 (20.99%) SQL
3 33 (18.23%) Project Management
4 32 (17.68%) Degree
5 28 (15.47%) Oracle
6 26 (14.36%) Performance Tuning
7 23 (12.71%) SQL Server
8 22 (12.15%) ITIL
8 22 (12.15%) Windows
8 22 (12.15%) Linux
9 20 (11.05%) HTML
9 20 (11.05%) LAN
9 20 (11.05%) WAN
9 20 (11.05%) Cisco
9 20 (11.05%) Intel
10 19 (10.50%) Solaris
10 19 (10.50%) Marketing
10 19 (10.50%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (9.94%) MS Excel
12 17 (9.39%) NFS
12 17 (9.39%) JavaScript
12 17 (9.39%) SAN
12 17 (9.39%) NetApp
12 17 (9.39%) EMC
12 17 (9.39%) NHS
12 17 (9.39%) Multicast
12 17 (9.39%) NAS
12 17 (9.39%) SRDF
12 17 (9.39%) FCoE
12 17 (9.39%) Fibre Channel

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 8 (4.42%) IIS
1 8 (4.42%) Apache
1 8 (4.42%) Tomcat
1 8 (4.42%) WebSphere
1 8 (4.42%) Oracle Coherence
1 8 (4.42%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 7 (3.87%) CMS
3 6 (3.31%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.21%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.55%) Node.js
5 1 (0.55%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 18 (9.94%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.97%) MS Office
3 8 (4.42%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (2.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.10%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.55%) SPSS
6 1 (0.55%) Stata
6 1 (0.55%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 8 (4.42%) RMDS
2 3 (1.66%) SAP HR
3 2 (1.10%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.10%) Magento
4 1 (0.55%) SiteCatalyst
4 1 (0.55%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.55%) PaaS
1 1 (0.55%) Heroku
1 1 (0.55%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (11.05%) LAN
1 20 (11.05%) WAN
2 17 (9.39%) SAN
2 17 (9.39%) NAS
2 17 (9.39%) FCoE
2 17 (9.39%) Fibre Channel
2 17 (9.39%) Multicast
3 14 (7.73%) HTTP
4 8 (4.42%) Internet
5 3 (1.66%) Intranet
6 2 (1.10%) Unified Communications
6 2 (1.10%) 3G
6 2 (1.10%) MGCP
6 2 (1.10%) Q.931
6 2 (1.10%) QSIG
6 2 (1.10%) H.323
6 2 (1.10%) 2G
6 2 (1.10%) Cisco IPT
6 2 (1.10%) iSCSI
6 2 (1.10%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.71%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.29%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (6.63%) Hadoop
4 11 (6.08%) Oracle Database
5 9 (4.97%) Oracle Database 11g
6 8 (4.42%) HBase
7 7 (3.87%) MySQL
8 6 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (2.76%) Big Data
10 4 (2.21%) MS Access
10 4 (2.21%) DB2
11 3 (1.66%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.66%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (1.66%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (1.66%) Relational Database
12 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (1.10%) MongoDB
13 1 (0.55%) CorVu
Development Applications
1 7 (3.87%) Subversion
1 7 (3.87%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.31%) JSUnit
2 6 (3.31%) PHPUnit
3 4 (2.21%) PhoneGap
4 3 (1.66%) Cucumber
4 3 (1.66%) JIRA
4 3 (1.66%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.10%) JMeter
6 1 (0.55%) Mocha
6 1 (0.55%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.55%) Robotium
6 1 (0.55%) Gradle
6 1 (0.55%) Selenium
6 1 (0.55%) Maven
6 1 (0.55%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.55%) JBehave
6 1 (0.55%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.55%) Calabash
6 1 (0.55%) Grunt
General
1 46 (25.41%) Finance
2 19 (10.50%) Marketing
3 12 (6.63%) Banking
4 11 (6.08%) Telecoms
5 8 (4.42%) Retail
6 6 (3.31%) Back Office
6 6 (3.31%) Legal
7 5 (2.76%) Games
8 4 (2.21%) Electronics
9 3 (1.66%) Billing
9 3 (1.66%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.66%) Local Government
10 2 (1.10%) German Language
10 2 (1.10%) Advertising
10 2 (1.10%) Publishing
11 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.55%) Automotive
11 1 (0.55%) Law
Job Titles
1 57 (31.49%) Analyst
2 32 (17.68%) Architect
3 18 (9.94%) Data Analyst
4 17 (9.39%) Infrastructure Architect
5 13 (7.18%) Information Analyst
6 12 (6.63%) Senior Analyst
6 12 (6.63%) Developer
7 10 (5.52%) Business Analyst
7 10 (5.52%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (4.42%) Lead Architect
8 8 (4.42%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 7 (3.87%) Performance Analyst
9 7 (3.87%) Consultant
10 6 (3.31%) Web Developer
10 6 (3.31%) Informatica Architect
11 5 (2.76%) DBA
11 5 (2.76%) Project Manager
11 5 (2.76%) Senior Manager
11 5 (2.76%) Service Analyst
12 4 (2.21%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (11.05%) HTML
2 14 (7.73%) XML
3 12 (6.63%) CSS
3 12 (6.63%) HTML5
3 12 (6.63%) CSS3
4 11 (6.08%) REST
4 11 (6.08%) Ajax
5 9 (4.97%) Middleware
5 9 (4.97%) Oracle Fusion
6 8 (4.42%) Rendezvous
6 8 (4.42%) XSLT
7 6 (3.31%) Web Services
7 6 (3.31%) AngularJS
7 6 (3.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (2.76%) SOAP
9 4 (2.21%) XSD
9 4 (2.21%) WSDL
9 4 (2.21%) Spring
9 4 (2.21%) JSON
10 2 (1.10%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.39%) NHS
2 15 (8.29%) Management Information System
3 13 (7.18%) Statistics
4 10 (5.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 9 (4.97%) Data Integration
6 6 (3.31%) Economics
7 5 (2.76%) Mobile App
8 4 (2.21%) Social Media
8 4 (2.21%) iPad
8 4 (2.21%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.10%) BBC
9 2 (1.10%) Replication
9 2 (1.10%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (1.10%) Freedom of Information Act
9 2 (1.10%) Data Extraction
10 1 (0.55%) Informatics
10 1 (0.55%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.55%) Open Source
10 1 (0.55%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 22 (12.15%) Windows
1 22 (12.15%) Linux
2 19 (10.50%) Solaris
3 11 (6.08%) UNIX
4 5 (2.76%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.21%) Android
6 1 (0.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (18.23%) Project Management
2 26 (14.36%) Performance Tuning
3 22 (12.15%) ITIL
4 19 (10.50%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (8.29%) Business Intelligence
5 15 (8.29%) Continuous Improvement
6 14 (7.73%) SOA
7 13 (7.18%) PRINCE2
7 13 (7.18%) Scrum
8 12 (6.63%) Service Management
8 12 (6.63%) Data Architecture
8 12 (6.63%) Analytics
9 10 (5.52%) E-Commerce
10 9 (4.97%) Unit Testing
10 9 (4.97%) Performance Management
10 9 (4.97%) Data Mapping
11 8 (4.42%) Test Strategy
11 8 (4.42%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (4.42%) Data Analysis
11 8 (4.42%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 38 (20.99%) SQL
2 17 (9.39%) JavaScript
3 15 (8.29%) Java
4 10 (5.52%) PHP
5 7 (3.87%) C
6 6 (3.31%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.21%) Objective-C
8 3 (1.66%) VBA
9 2 (1.10%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.10%) VB
10 1 (0.55%) Python
10 1 (0.55%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.55%) C++
Qualifications
1 32 (17.68%) Degree
2 4 (2.21%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.66%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 3 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.10%) OCP
4 2 (1.10%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (1.10%) CCIE
4 2 (1.10%) CCVP
5 1 (0.55%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.55%) CCNA
5 1 (0.55%) ISEB
5 1 (0.55%) PMP
5 1 (0.55%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.55%) ACCA
5 1 (0.55%) CIMA
5 1 (0.55%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.52%) SLA
2 7 (3.87%) QA
3 2 (1.10%) WAI
System Software
1 17 (9.39%) NFS
1 17 (9.39%) SRDF
2 10 (5.52%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.10%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.10%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (1.10%) Xen
3 2 (1.10%) Varnish
3 2 (1.10%) KVM
Systems Management
1 2 (1.10%) Data Guard
1 2 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.10%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.55%) Puppet
Vendors
1 28 (15.47%) Oracle
2 20 (11.05%) Cisco
2 20 (11.05%) Intel
3 17 (9.39%) EMC
3 17 (9.39%) NetApp
4 15 (8.29%) Microsoft
5 9 (4.97%) IBM
5 9 (4.97%) Informatica
6 8 (4.42%) TIBCO
6 8 (4.42%) Sybase
6 8 (4.42%) DataSynapse
6 8 (4.42%) 29West
7 4 (2.21%) VMware
7 4 (2.21%) SAP
8 3 (1.66%) HP
9 2 (1.10%) Business Objects
9 2 (1.10%) CA
9 2 (1.10%) Google
9 2 (1.10%) Verint
10 1 (0.55%) Foundry
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