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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Benchmarking
Rank 526 499 508
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +9
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 104 117 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.21% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.27% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 65 58
Average daily rate
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£420 £350 £563
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -37.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £172 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £575 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £253 £450
% change year-on-year
+62.37% -43.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 £28.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.85% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.80 £29.35 -
% change year-on-year
-42.75% -

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
45639 42994 39933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.18% 76.05% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29767 26678 24521
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1242 1170 1122
Average hourly rate £31.44 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.76% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 3 September 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Benchmarking within the UK over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. 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 -14 101 £420 +13.89% 28
London -12 48 £425 -5.55% 16
Yorkshire -18 15 £512 +140.70% 5
East of England +11 10 - -
South East -11 10 £420 +24.44% 4
West Midlands +11 9 £400 +92.77% 1
South Yorkshire -11 9 £523 +292.85% 1
City of London +9 5 £613 +6.52% 1
Cambridgeshire +1 5 - -
West Yorkshire -20 5 £513 +134.51% 4
North West -29 5 £475 +66.66% 1
East Sussex - 5 £420 -
Rotherham - 5 £523 -
Cambridge - 5 - -
Sheffield -21 4 - - 1
Bradford - 4 - -
Brighton - 4 £420 -
Hammersmith - 4 £475 - 2
Coventry +1 3 £400 -
South West -23 3 £263 +40.00% 1
Hertfordshire +4 2 - -
Berkshire -5 2 - - 2
Merseyside -6 2 £150 -58.62% 1
Scotland -12 2 £431 +56.81% 3
Wiltshire -13 2 £263 +0.96% 1
Swindon -15 2 £263 +31.25% 1
Stevenage - 2 - -
Kent - 2 £413 -
Edinburgh - 2 £431 - 2
Slough +2 1 - -

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 63 (33.69%) Finance
2 45 (24.06%) SQL
2 45 (24.06%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (20.86%) Project Management
4 37 (19.79%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (17.65%) Data Analysis
6 28 (14.97%) Banking
7 26 (13.90%) Business Intelligence
7 26 (13.90%) Linux
7 26 (13.90%) MS Excel
8 25 (13.37%) Analytics
9 24 (12.83%) SQL Server
10 23 (12.30%) Degree
11 21 (11.23%) Stakeholder Management
11 21 (11.23%) Scrum
12 20 (10.70%) Windows
12 20 (10.70%) SLA
12 20 (10.70%) Performance Management
13 19 (10.16%) Change Management
14 18 (9.63%) MS PowerPoint
14 18 (9.63%) Data Warehouse
14 18 (9.63%) UNIX
14 18 (9.63%) Business Development
14 18 (9.63%) Waterfall
15 17 (9.09%) Microsoft
15 17 (9.09%) VMware
16 16 (8.56%) Perl
16 16 (8.56%) Use Case
17 15 (8.02%) Computer Science
17 15 (8.02%) User Stories

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 12 (6.42%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.28%) WebSphere
3 7 (3.74%) IIS
4 6 (3.21%) Apache
4 6 (3.21%) Tomcat
4 6 (3.21%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 6 (3.21%) Oracle Coherence
4 6 (3.21%) Apache Solr
5 5 (2.67%) SAS
6 2 (1.07%) JBoss
6 2 (1.07%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.07%) CMS
6 2 (1.07%) Kinematics
7 1 (0.53%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.53%) Node.js
7 1 (0.53%) WordPress
7 1 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 26 (13.90%) MS Excel
2 18 (9.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (2.67%) MS Office
4 2 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.07%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.53%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.53%) MS Project
5 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.21%) Fredhopper
2 5 (2.67%) RMDS
3 2 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.07%) SAP SRM
3 2 (1.07%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.53%) Primavera
4 1 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.53%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.67%) SaaS
2 4 (2.14%) PaaS
2 4 (2.14%) IaaS
3 3 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.53%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.53%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.53%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.95%) HTTP
1 13 (6.95%) SAN
2 12 (6.42%) NAS
3 10 (5.35%) Internet
4 7 (3.74%) RTP
4 7 (3.74%) FCoE
4 7 (3.74%) Fibre Channel
4 7 (3.74%) TCP/IP
4 7 (3.74%) WAN
4 7 (3.74%) LAN
4 7 (3.74%) Multicast
5 6 (3.21%) iSCSI
6 3 (1.60%) HSPA
6 3 (1.60%) LTE
6 3 (1.60%) VoLTE
6 3 (1.60%) NFC
6 3 (1.60%) 3GPP
6 3 (1.60%) GPRS
6 3 (1.60%) GSM
6 3 (1.60%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (12.83%) SQL Server
2 18 (9.63%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (6.95%) Hadoop
4 12 (6.42%) Relational Database
5 10 (5.35%) MS Access
6 7 (3.74%) Big Data
6 7 (3.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (3.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (3.21%) MySQL
7 6 (3.21%) HBase
8 5 (2.67%) SAP BW
9 4 (2.14%) Data Mining
10 3 (1.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (1.07%) QlikView
11 2 (1.07%) DB2
12 1 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
12 1 (0.53%) SAP BI
12 1 (0.53%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 6 (3.21%) Git (software)
1 6 (3.21%) JIRA
2 4 (2.14%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.14%) JMeter
3 3 (1.60%) Subversion
3 3 (1.60%) JUnit
4 2 (1.07%) ClearCase
4 2 (1.07%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.07%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.07%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (1.07%) GCC
4 2 (1.07%) FishEye
4 2 (1.07%) Selenium
5 1 (0.53%) Calabash
5 1 (0.53%) Grunt
5 1 (0.53%) PhantomJS
5 1 (0.53%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (0.53%) CasperJS
5 1 (0.53%) Jasmine
General
1 63 (33.69%) Finance
2 28 (14.97%) Banking
3 14 (7.49%) Marketing
4 13 (6.95%) Legal
5 12 (6.42%) Retail
6 7 (3.74%) Law
6 7 (3.74%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.14%) Publishing
8 3 (1.60%) Games
8 3 (1.60%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.07%) German Language
9 2 (1.07%) Avionics
9 2 (1.07%) Electronics
10 1 (0.53%) Advertising
10 1 (0.53%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.53%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 57 (30.48%) Analyst
2 27 (14.44%) Business Analyst
3 19 (10.16%) Developer
4 14 (7.49%) Project Manager
5 9 (4.81%) Senior Analyst
5 9 (4.81%) Data Analyst
6 6 (3.21%) Architect
6 6 (3.21%) Delivery Manager
6 6 (3.21%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 6 (3.21%) Vendor Manager
6 6 (3.21%) Agile Business Analyst
7 5 (2.67%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 5 (2.67%) Performance Analyst
7 5 (2.67%) Infrastructure Manager
7 5 (2.67%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (2.67%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (2.67%) Consultant
8 4 (2.14%) Commercial Manager
8 4 (2.14%) Test Analyst
8 4 (2.14%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.95%) HTML
1 13 (6.95%) .NET
2 11 (5.88%) XML
3 6 (3.21%) XSLT
3 6 (3.21%) CSS
3 6 (3.21%) Rendezvous
3 6 (3.21%) Middleware
4 5 (2.67%) ASP.NET
4 5 (2.67%) Ultra Messaging
5 4 (2.14%) jQuery
5 4 (2.14%) HTML5
5 4 (2.14%) JMX
6 3 (1.60%) J2EE
6 3 (1.60%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.07%) OpenCV
7 2 (1.07%) Struts
7 2 (1.07%) Spring
7 2 (1.07%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 2 (1.07%) WPF
7 2 (1.07%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 45 (24.06%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (8.02%) Computer Science
3 14 (7.49%) User Experience
4 12 (6.42%) Management Information System
5 11 (5.88%) NHS
6 7 (3.74%) Device Driver
7 6 (3.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (3.21%) Taxonomies
7 6 (3.21%) iPad
7 6 (3.21%) Data Integration
8 5 (2.67%) Proteomics
9 4 (2.14%) Visualisation
9 4 (2.14%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.60%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.60%) Mobile Banking
10 3 (1.60%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (1.60%) Copywriting
10 3 (1.60%) Freedom of Information
11 2 (1.07%) Artificial Intelligence
11 2 (1.07%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 26 (13.90%) Linux
2 20 (10.70%) Windows
3 18 (9.63%) UNIX
4 7 (3.74%) Solaris
4 7 (3.74%) FreeBSD
5 1 (0.53%) Android
5 1 (0.53%) CentOS
5 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (20.86%) Project Management
2 37 (19.79%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (17.65%) Data Analysis
4 26 (13.90%) Business Intelligence
5 25 (13.37%) Analytics
6 21 (11.23%) Stakeholder Management
6 21 (11.23%) Scrum
7 20 (10.70%) Performance Management
8 19 (10.16%) Change Management
9 18 (9.63%) Business Development
9 18 (9.63%) Waterfall
10 16 (8.56%) Use Case
11 15 (8.02%) User Stories
11 15 (8.02%) Migration
11 15 (8.02%) Six Sigma
11 15 (8.02%) CRM
12 14 (7.49%) PRINCE2
12 14 (7.49%) UML
13 13 (6.95%) Data Modelling
13 13 (6.95%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 45 (24.06%) SQL
2 16 (8.56%) Perl
3 15 (8.02%) JavaScript
4 14 (7.49%) C
5 13 (6.95%) Python
6 12 (6.42%) Java
7 7 (3.74%) C#
7 7 (3.74%) C++
8 6 (3.21%) T-SQL
9 5 (2.67%) VBA
9 5 (2.67%) R
10 4 (2.14%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.07%) ANSI C
11 2 (1.07%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.07%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.53%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.53%) VBScript
12 1 (0.53%) PHP
Qualifications
1 23 (12.30%) Degree
2 9 (4.81%) PMI Certification
3 7 (3.74%) PMP
4 5 (2.67%) PhD
4 5 (2.67%) CCNA
4 5 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.14%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.07%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.07%) HNC
7 1 (0.53%) ISEB
7 1 (0.53%) ACCA
7 1 (0.53%) CIMA
7 1 (0.53%) MBA
7 1 (0.53%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.53%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.53%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (10.70%) SLA
2 13 (6.95%) QA
3 4 (2.14%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.60%) ISO 14001
4 3 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.07%) COBIT
5 2 (1.07%) ISO 9000
5 2 (1.07%) P3O
6 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 11 (5.88%) KVM
2 7 (3.74%) NFS
2 7 (3.74%) SRDF
3 6 (3.21%) Xen
3 6 (3.21%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (3.21%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.67%) vSphere
4 5 (2.67%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.07%) Cygwin
5 2 (1.07%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (2.14%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (1.60%) Iperf
3 2 (1.07%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.07%) Puppet
4 1 (0.53%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.53%) Oozie
Vendors
1 17 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 17 (9.09%) VMware
2 10 (5.35%) Oracle
3 7 (3.74%) SAP
3 7 (3.74%) Cisco
3 7 (3.74%) EMC
3 7 (3.74%) Intel
3 7 (3.74%) NetApp
4 6 (3.21%) Endeca
4 6 (3.21%) DataSynapse
4 6 (3.21%) TIBCO
4 6 (3.21%) IBM
4 6 (3.21%) Sybase
5 4 (2.14%) Adobe
5 4 (2.14%) CA
6 3 (1.60%) Tableau
6 3 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.07%) Google
7 2 (1.07%) Cognos
8 1 (0.53%) Siebel
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Marcus Donald People
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £200.00 - £260.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £600 per day excellent day rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent day rates
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Bluefire Professional Services
Rate: Rate dependant on experience
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Posted: 10 days ago
Hammersmith
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Allen Lane
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Hammersmith
InfoURGE Technologies
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Energon Global
Rate: £500 - £800 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Posted: 17 days ago