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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Benchmarking
Rank 531 490 461
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -29
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 64 92 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.24% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 59 55
Average daily rate
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£438 £450 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £600 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 0
Average hourly rate £28.50 £31.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.06% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.15 £31.00 -
% change year-on-year
+6.93% -

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
41096 38070 35468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.49% 73.77% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 26903 23461 20857
Average daily rate £421 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1109 1170 1452
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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
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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 -55 63 £438 -2.77% 22
London +7 32 £450 -20.00% 10
City of London +10 9 £408 -32.08% 1
South East -36 9 £475 +63.79% 4
North West -1 8 £338 - 1
West Midlands -16 5 £165 -63.33% 2
Yorkshire - 4 £400 - 1
Hampshire -22 3 £290 -25.16%
Birmingham - 3 £165 -
Berkshire -3 2 - -
East of England -18 2 £443 +96.66% 1
West Yorkshire - 2 £200 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £500 - 1
Reading +18 1 - -
Hertfordshire -1 1 £448 +98.88%
Basingstoke -2 1 - -
Scotland -2 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 £438 -
Suffolk - 1 £438 -
Bradford - 1 £200 -
Brentford - - - -
Bristol - - - - 2
Bromley - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Cardiff - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Harrogate - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - - 1
Luton - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 52 (30.41%) Finance
2 45 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (21.05%) SQL
4 31 (18.13%) Linux
4 31 (18.13%) Degree
5 29 (16.96%) Analytics
6 24 (14.04%) Windows
6 24 (14.04%) NHS
7 23 (13.45%) SAN
7 23 (13.45%) SQL Server
7 23 (13.45%) NAS
8 22 (12.87%) Cisco
9 20 (11.70%) VMware
9 20 (11.70%) Banking
9 20 (11.70%) VMware Infrastructure
9 20 (11.70%) Performance Tuning
10 19 (11.11%) KVM
10 19 (11.11%) LAN
11 18 (10.53%) WAN
11 18 (10.53%) Oracle
11 18 (10.53%) Project Management
11 18 (10.53%) Intel
11 18 (10.53%) User Experience
12 15 (8.77%) ITIL
12 15 (8.77%) Data Analysis
13 14 (8.19%) Retail
13 14 (8.19%) SLA
13 14 (8.19%) Performance Monitoring
14 13 (7.60%) Multicast
14 13 (7.60%) iPad

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 10 (5.85%) Oracle Coherence
2 6 (3.51%) Apache Solr
3 5 (2.92%) Apache
3 5 (2.92%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.92%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.92%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 5 (2.92%) IIS
3 5 (2.92%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.17%) SAS
5 1 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (7.60%) MS Excel
2 11 (6.43%) MS Office
3 8 (4.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.17%) SPSS
5 1 (0.58%) Simulink
5 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (3.51%) Fredhopper
1 6 (3.51%) Google Analytics
2 2 (1.17%) RMDS
3 1 (0.58%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.58%) ENOVIA
3 1 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (13.45%) SAN
1 23 (13.45%) NAS
2 19 (11.11%) LAN
3 18 (10.53%) WAN
4 13 (7.60%) Multicast
4 13 (7.60%) FCoE
4 13 (7.60%) Fibre Channel
5 9 (5.26%) iSCSI
5 9 (5.26%) Internet
6 5 (2.92%) HTTP
7 1 (0.58%) Intranet
7 1 (0.58%) MPLS
7 1 (0.58%) Firewall
7 1 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.58%) IPsec
7 1 (0.58%) GSM
7 1 (0.58%) WLAN
7 1 (0.58%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.58%) VPN
7 1 (0.58%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (13.45%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.85%) Hadoop
2 10 (5.85%) HBase
3 9 (5.26%) MS Access
4 8 (4.68%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (3.51%) Apache Hive
5 6 (3.51%) MongoDB
5 6 (3.51%) NoSQL
5 6 (3.51%) Mahout
5 6 (3.51%) Big Data
5 6 (3.51%) Riak
5 6 (3.51%) Oracle Exadata
5 6 (3.51%) Sqoop
5 6 (3.51%) Couchbase
5 6 (3.51%) HCatalog
5 6 (3.51%) DB2
6 5 (2.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (2.92%) MarkLogic
6 5 (2.92%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (2.34%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (2.34%) LoadRunner
2 2 (1.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (1.17%) JMeter
2 2 (1.17%) Xcode
2 2 (1.17%) JIRA
3 1 (0.58%) QADirector
3 1 (0.58%) Introscope
3 1 (0.58%) NeoLoad
3 1 (0.58%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 52 (30.41%) Finance
2 20 (11.70%) Banking
3 14 (8.19%) Retail
4 9 (5.26%) Investment Banking
4 9 (5.26%) Manufacturing
5 7 (4.09%) Marketing
6 6 (3.51%) Telecoms
7 5 (2.92%) Legal
8 4 (2.34%) Automotive
9 2 (1.17%) Law
9 2 (1.17%) Local Government
10 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.58%) Billing
10 1 (0.58%) Electronics
10 1 (0.58%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 45 (26.32%) Analyst
2 22 (12.87%) Architect
3 19 (11.11%) Consultant
4 15 (8.77%) Information Analyst
5 9 (5.26%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 9 (5.26%) MI Analyst
5 9 (5.26%) Data Analyst
6 7 (4.09%) Business Analyst
6 7 (4.09%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (3.51%) Digital Marketing Executive
7 6 (3.51%) Marketing Executive
7 6 (3.51%) Infrastructure Architect
7 6 (3.51%) Product Manager
7 6 (3.51%) Data Architect
7 6 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (2.92%) Content Editor
8 5 (2.92%) Big Data Architect
8 5 (2.92%) Senior Information Analyst
8 5 (2.92%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 4 (2.34%) Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.68%) XML
2 6 (3.51%) HTML
3 5 (2.92%) Rendezvous
3 5 (2.92%) Middleware
3 5 (2.92%) XSLT
4 3 (1.75%) JSON
5 2 (1.17%) REST
5 2 (1.17%) iOS SDK
5 2 (1.17%) UIKit
5 2 (1.17%) .NET
5 2 (1.17%) SOAP
5 2 (1.17%) Web Services
6 1 (0.58%) OpenGL
6 1 (0.58%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.58%) JMS
6 1 (0.58%) Cascading
6 1 (0.58%) OpenVG
6 1 (0.58%) OpenGL ES
6 1 (0.58%) OpenCL
6 1 (0.58%) Renderscript
Miscellaneous
1 45 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (14.04%) NHS
3 18 (10.53%) User Experience
4 13 (7.60%) iPad
4 13 (7.60%) Management Information System
5 12 (7.02%) Visualisation
6 11 (6.43%) Taxonomies
7 9 (5.26%) Copywriting
8 8 (4.68%) Statistics
9 7 (4.09%) Social Media
10 5 (2.92%) Open Source
11 4 (2.34%) New Media
11 4 (2.34%) Video on Demand
11 4 (2.34%) Smartcard
12 3 (1.75%) SCADA
12 3 (1.75%) Algorithms
12 3 (1.75%) Computer Science
13 2 (1.17%) Mobile App
13 2 (1.17%) iPhone
13 2 (1.17%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 31 (18.13%) Linux
2 24 (14.04%) Windows
3 13 (7.60%) Solaris
4 11 (6.43%) UNIX
5 3 (1.75%) Android
6 2 (1.17%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.58%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (16.96%) Analytics
2 20 (11.70%) Performance Tuning
3 18 (10.53%) Project Management
4 15 (8.77%) ITIL
4 15 (8.77%) Data Analysis
5 14 (8.19%) Performance Monitoring
6 12 (7.02%) Change Management
6 12 (7.02%) Performance Testing
7 11 (6.43%) E-Commerce
7 11 (6.43%) B2C
8 10 (5.85%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (5.85%) Configuration Management
8 10 (5.85%) Performance Management
8 10 (5.85%) Capacity Management
9 9 (5.26%) Logistics
9 9 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (5.26%) Validation
10 8 (4.68%) Risk Management
10 8 (4.68%) Content Management
10 8 (4.68%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (21.05%) SQL
2 10 (5.85%) Java
2 10 (5.85%) Perl
2 10 (5.85%) Python
3 5 (2.92%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.75%) C++
5 2 (1.17%) C#
5 2 (1.17%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.17%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.17%) VBA
5 2 (1.17%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.58%) VB
6 1 (0.58%) C
6 1 (0.58%) Scala
6 1 (0.58%) R
Qualifications
1 31 (18.13%) Degree
2 8 (4.68%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (4.68%) CCNA
3 6 (3.51%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.34%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.17%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.58%) ISEB
6 1 (0.58%) CISSP
6 1 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.58%) CIMA
6 1 (0.58%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.19%) SLA
2 4 (2.34%) QA
3 3 (1.75%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 3 (1.75%) GAMP
4 1 (0.58%) COBIT
4 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (11.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (11.11%) KVM
3 13 (7.60%) NFS
4 11 (6.43%) SRDF
5 10 (5.85%) Oracle RAC
5 10 (5.85%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (5.26%) Hyper-V
6 9 (5.26%) Xen
7 6 (3.51%) vSphere
7 6 (3.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 6 (3.51%) Apache Flume
7 6 (3.51%) HDFS
8 3 (1.75%) Firmware
9 2 (1.17%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (3.51%) Oozie
1 6 (3.51%) Ambari
2 1 (0.58%) OpenView
2 1 (0.58%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (0.58%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 22 (12.87%) Cisco
2 20 (11.70%) VMware
3 18 (10.53%) Oracle
3 18 (10.53%) Intel
4 13 (7.60%) EMC
4 13 (7.60%) NetApp
5 11 (6.43%) Endeca
6 10 (5.85%) Microsoft
7 9 (5.26%) Sybase
8 7 (4.09%) SAP
9 6 (3.51%) Hortonworks
9 6 (3.51%) Eloqua
9 6 (3.51%) Marketo
9 6 (3.51%) Pardot
9 6 (3.51%) Teradata
9 6 (3.51%) Google
9 6 (3.51%) Netezza
9 6 (3.51%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (2.92%) TIBCO
10 5 (2.92%) IBM
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Fixed Recruitment
Rate: £19000 - £20000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day limited company basis
Posted: 5 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £350 - 500 per day + .
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 300-450 Per Day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 330-360 Per Day
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 25 days ago