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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Benchmarking
UK
Rank 538 553 546
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -7
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 56 76 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.18% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 41 46
Median daily rate £475 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £222 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £595 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.62% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 6
Median hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £16.47 £19.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £77.75 £21.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £66.25 £20.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year
+231.25% -52.38%

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
37526 43083 40983
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.74% 82.84% 79.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 24906 28187 25982
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 961 1187 1087
Median hourly rate £35.00 £38.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +48.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 22 February 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 +28 53 £481 +20.31% 25
London +31 40 £500 +21.95% 12
City of London -3 4 £415 -30.83% 6
East Midlands +4 3 £420 +281.81%
East of England +3 3 - - 2
Nottinghamshire - 3 £420 -
Nottingham - 3 £420 -
Scotland +28 2 £475 +56.25%
North West +18 2 £413 +26.92% 3
South East +12 2 £556 +39.06% 4
West Midlands -5 2 £400 - 2
Ipswich - 2 - -
Suffolk - 2 - -
Yorkshire +17 1 £400 -23.80%
Hampshire +10 1 £625 +60.25% 1
Manchester +8 1 £538 - 3
Glasgow +2 1 - -
Coventry -9 1 £400 -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £400 -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 £288 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £488 -
Stirling - 1 £475 -
Stafford - 1 - -
Preston - 1 £288 -
Peterborough - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £488 -
Leeds - 1 £400 -

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 49 (31.41%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (26.28%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (25.00%) SQL
4 38 (24.36%) User Experience
5 36 (23.08%) Java
5 36 (23.08%) Degree
6 35 (22.44%) Analytics
6 35 (22.44%) Finance
7 33 (21.15%) SQL Server
8 32 (20.51%) Linux
8 32 (20.51%) Performance Tuning
9 28 (17.95%) Oracle
10 24 (15.38%) Hadoop
11 23 (14.74%) HBase
11 23 (14.74%) HTML
11 23 (14.74%) Windows
11 23 (14.74%) LAN
11 23 (14.74%) WAN
12 22 (14.10%) JavaScript
13 21 (13.46%) Apache
14 20 (12.82%) Cisco
14 20 (12.82%) Banking
15 19 (12.18%) Scrum
15 19 (12.18%) Computer Science
15 19 (12.18%) Oracle RAC
16 18 (11.54%) Unix
17 17 (10.90%) Project Management
18 16 (10.26%) Microsoft
18 16 (10.26%) Git (software)
18 16 (10.26%) Usability Testing

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 21 (13.46%) Apache
2 16 (10.26%) Apache Spark
3 14 (8.97%) Tomcat
4 13 (8.33%) IIS
5 10 (6.41%) Apache Pig
5 10 (6.41%) Oracle Coherence
5 10 (6.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 10 (6.41%) WebSphere
6 9 (5.77%) DataSynapse
7 8 (5.13%) Apache Solr
8 6 (3.85%) Cloud Foundry
9 5 (3.21%) SharePoint
10 4 (2.56%) GemFire
11 3 (1.92%) Apache Qpid
11 3 (1.92%) SAS
12 2 (1.28%) Confluence
12 2 (1.28%) nginx
12 2 (1.28%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.64%) Umbraco
Applications
1 15 (9.62%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.41%) MS Office
3 9 (5.77%) MS Visio
3 9 (5.77%) OmniGraffle
4 5 (3.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (1.28%) MS Project
6 2 (1.28%) SPSS
7 1 (0.64%) HipChat
7 1 (0.64%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.64%) Eloqua
1 1 (0.64%) Radian6
1 1 (0.64%) Sprinklr
1 1 (0.64%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.97%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (5.77%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.21%) Google Analytics
4 4 (2.56%) GitHub
4 4 (2.56%) Google App Engine
4 4 (2.56%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (2.56%) PaaS
5 3 (1.92%) Office 365
6 1 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.64%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.64%) BlueKai
6 1 (0.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (14.74%) LAN
1 23 (14.74%) WAN
2 14 (8.97%) SAN
3 13 (8.33%) HTTP
3 13 (8.33%) NAS
4 11 (7.05%) FCoE
4 11 (7.05%) Fibre Channel
4 11 (7.05%) iSCSI
5 10 (6.41%) Multicast
6 8 (5.13%) Internet
6 8 (5.13%) Kerberos
7 3 (1.92%) Firewall
7 3 (1.92%) SNMP
8 1 (0.64%) AMQP
8 1 (0.64%) Intranet
8 1 (0.64%) LDAP
8 1 (0.64%) SMS
8 1 (0.64%) VPN
8 1 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (21.15%) SQL Server
2 24 (15.38%) Hadoop
3 23 (14.74%) HBase
4 15 (9.62%) Big Data
5 14 (8.97%) Apache Hive
6 13 (8.33%) MySQL
7 11 (7.05%) NoSQL
8 10 (6.41%) Apache Cassandra
8 10 (6.41%) Oracle Exadata
9 9 (5.77%) Sqoop
10 8 (5.13%) Apache Zeppelin
11 7 (4.49%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (3.21%) OLTP
13 4 (2.56%) BusinessObjects
14 3 (1.92%) Relational Database
14 3 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 2 (1.28%) Impala
15 2 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 16 (10.26%) Git (software)
2 10 (6.41%) Axure RP
2 10 (6.41%) Jenkins
3 6 (3.85%) Gradle
3 6 (3.85%) JUnit
4 5 (3.21%) Cucumber
4 5 (3.21%) Moq
5 4 (2.56%) Eclipse
5 4 (2.56%) JIRA
5 4 (2.56%) Subversion
6 3 (1.92%) Maven
6 3 (1.92%) Mercurial
6 3 (1.92%) Selenium
7 2 (1.28%) PHPUnit
8 1 (0.64%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.64%) JSUnit
8 1 (0.64%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.64%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.64%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.64%) WebDriver
General
1 35 (22.44%) Finance
2 20 (12.82%) Banking
3 7 (4.49%) Legal
4 6 (3.85%) Marketing
5 5 (3.21%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.21%) Retail
6 3 (1.92%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.92%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.28%) Advertising
7 2 (1.28%) Back Office
7 2 (1.28%) Games
7 2 (1.28%) Local Government
7 2 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.28%) Publishing
8 1 (0.64%) Billing
8 1 (0.64%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.64%) French Language
8 1 (0.64%) Front Office
8 1 (0.64%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (19.23%) Architect
2 26 (16.67%) Analyst
3 16 (10.26%) Developer
4 14 (8.97%) Business Analyst
4 14 (8.97%) Infrastructure Architect
5 11 (7.05%) Designer
5 11 (7.05%) UX Designer
6 10 (6.41%) User Researcher
7 8 (5.13%) Administrator
8 7 (4.49%) Data Administrator
8 7 (4.49%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (4.49%) Technical Architect
9 6 (3.85%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 6 (3.85%) Java Developer
9 6 (3.85%) Process Analyst
9 6 (3.85%) Senior Developer
9 6 (3.85%) User Experience Researcher
10 5 (3.21%) .NET Architect
10 5 (3.21%) Service Architect
10 5 (3.21%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (14.74%) HTML
2 15 (9.62%) Middleware
3 14 (8.97%) XML
4 12 (7.69%) Kafka
5 11 (7.05%) AngularJS
5 11 (7.05%) RESTful
6 9 (5.77%) CSS
6 9 (5.77%) Rendezvous
6 9 (5.77%) XSLT
7 8 (5.13%) Apache Tez
7 8 (5.13%) HTML5
7 8 (5.13%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 7 (4.49%) JSON
9 6 (3.85%) .NET
9 6 (3.85%) Web Services
10 5 (3.21%) ASP.NET
10 5 (3.21%) SAML
10 5 (3.21%) Spring
10 5 (3.21%) WCF
11 4 (2.56%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 41 (26.28%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (24.36%) User Experience
3 19 (12.18%) Computer Science
4 12 (7.69%) Management Information System
5 9 (5.77%) Grid Computing
6 7 (4.49%) Mobile App
6 7 (4.49%) NHS
7 6 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (3.21%) Online Banking
8 5 (3.21%) Taxonomies
8 5 (3.21%) Virtual Team
9 4 (2.56%) Clustering
10 3 (1.92%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.92%) Animation
10 3 (1.92%) Credit Risk
10 3 (1.92%) Data Centre
10 3 (1.92%) Digital Media
10 3 (1.92%) Fintech
10 3 (1.92%) Semantic Web
10 3 (1.92%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 32 (20.51%) Linux
2 23 (14.74%) Windows
3 18 (11.54%) Unix
4 13 (8.33%) Solaris
5 4 (2.56%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.92%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.92%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.64%) Android
8 1 (0.64%) CentOS
8 1 (0.64%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.64%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (31.41%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (22.44%) Analytics
3 32 (20.51%) Performance Tuning
4 19 (12.18%) Scrum
5 17 (10.90%) Project Management
6 16 (10.26%) Usability Testing
7 15 (9.62%) Anthropology
7 15 (9.62%) Psychology
8 14 (8.97%) High Availability
9 13 (8.33%) DevOps
9 13 (8.33%) Open Source
10 12 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (7.69%) Translating Business Requirements
11 11 (7.05%) Configuration Management
11 11 (7.05%) Service Design
11 11 (7.05%) Wireframes
12 10 (6.41%) BDD
12 10 (6.41%) Service Delivery
12 10 (6.41%) Software Engineering
12 10 (6.41%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 39 (25.00%) SQL
2 36 (23.08%) Java
3 22 (14.10%) JavaScript
4 13 (8.33%) C
5 11 (7.05%) C++
6 7 (4.49%) T-SQL
7 6 (3.85%) C#
8 5 (3.21%) TypeScript
9 4 (2.56%) Bash Shell
9 4 (2.56%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.92%) Python
10 3 (1.92%) SPARQL
11 2 (1.28%) R
11 2 (1.28%) VBA
12 1 (0.64%) Perl
12 1 (0.64%) PHP
12 1 (0.64%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.64%) Scala
12 1 (0.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 36 (23.08%) Degree
2 9 (5.77%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.49%) ISEB
4 6 (3.85%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.64%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.64%) MBA
5 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.64%) PhD
5 1 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.05%) QA
2 8 (5.13%) Data Quality
3 5 (3.21%) Actionable Recommendations
4 4 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.64%) COBIT
5 1 (0.64%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.64%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.64%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (12.18%) Oracle RAC
2 15 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (7.69%) HDFS
4 11 (7.05%) Hyper-V
4 11 (7.05%) NFS
4 11 (7.05%) SRDF
5 10 (6.41%) KVM
5 10 (6.41%) Xen
6 9 (5.77%) Apache Flume
6 9 (5.77%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 7 (4.49%) Active Directory
8 4 (2.56%) Docker
9 3 (1.92%) Shibboleth
10 2 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.64%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 9 (5.77%) Ambari
1 9 (5.77%) Oozie
2 8 (5.13%) Hadoop YARN
3 5 (3.21%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.92%) Ansible
4 3 (1.92%) Puppet
5 2 (1.28%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.28%) OpenAM
5 2 (1.28%) OpenView
5 2 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.28%) SCCM
6 1 (0.64%) Grafana
6 1 (0.64%) Graphite
6 1 (0.64%) Kibana
6 1 (0.64%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.64%) logstash
6 1 (0.64%) StatsD
Vendors
1 28 (17.95%) Oracle
2 20 (12.82%) Cisco
3 16 (10.26%) Microsoft
4 15 (9.62%) VMware
5 13 (8.33%) Teradata
6 12 (7.69%) IBM
6 12 (7.69%) Intel
7 11 (7.05%) EMC
7 11 (7.05%) NetApp
8 10 (6.41%) Sybase
8 10 (6.41%) TIBCO
9 9 (5.77%) Google
9 9 (5.77%) Hortonworks
10 5 (3.21%) Adobe
11 4 (2.56%) AppDynamics
11 4 (2.56%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.92%) Cognos
12 3 (1.92%) MuleSoft
13 2 (1.28%) Apple
13 2 (1.28%) SAP