The table below looks at the statistics for Cost-Benefit Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cost-Benefit Analysis over the 3 months to 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Rank 547 559 521
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -38
Contract jobs citing Cost-Benefit Analysis 55 39 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.099% 0.071% 0.078%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.096% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 21 19
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £513 £578
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £29.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 - -

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
42539 40813 35078
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.36% 74.79% 73.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 26548 25477 20902
Average daily rate £415 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1220 1147 1066
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -3.12%

Cost-Benefit Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cost-Benefit Analysis within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Cost-Benefit Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Cost-Benefit Analysis
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cost-Benefit Analysis within the UK.

Cost-Benefit Analysis Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Cost-Benefit Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cost-Benefit Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

Cost-Benefit Analysis Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Cost-Benefit Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cost-Benefit Analysis within the UK.

Cost-Benefit Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Cost-Benefit Analysis
Top 24 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cost-Benefit Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 28 April 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 +8 51 £450 +12.50% 13
London -2 23 £520 +9.47% 7
South East -13 9 £430 -4.97% 3
South West +18 8 £425 +4.93%
City of London +19 7 £500 +5.26% 1
Bristol +7 7 £425 +4.93%
Hampshire - 5 £490 - 1
West Midlands - 4 - - 1
Surrey +6 3 £475 -1.04%
Hook - 2 - -
East of England +8 1 £470 +17.50%
North West -17 1 £375 - 1
Warwickshire - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £400 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £470 -
Croydon - 1 £278 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Leamington Spa - 1 - -
Winchester - 1 £430 -
Dorset - 1 £440 -
Birmingham - 1 - - 1
Bournemouth - 1 £440 -
Gaydon - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

Cost-Benefit Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Cost-Benefit Analysis 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 Cost-Benefit Analysis.

1 31 (34.44%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 29 (32.22%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (24.44%) Finance
5 21 (23.33%) Project Management
6 19 (21.11%) Business Intelligence
7 18 (20.00%) UML
8 17 (18.89%) MS Excel
8 17 (18.89%) PRINCE2
8 17 (18.89%) Use Case
9 16 (17.78%) Business Analysis
10 14 (15.56%) GAP Analysis
10 14 (15.56%) Management Information System
10 14 (15.56%) Linux
11 13 (14.44%) OO
11 13 (14.44%) MS Office
11 13 (14.44%) Java
11 13 (14.44%) Degree
11 13 (14.44%) Security Cleared
12 12 (13.33%) Asset Management
12 12 (13.33%) SQL
13 11 (12.22%) C
13 11 (12.22%) C++
13 11 (12.22%) Windows
13 11 (12.22%) ClearCase
13 11 (12.22%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (12.22%) Data Management
13 11 (12.22%) Subversion
13 11 (12.22%) Reverse Engineering
13 11 (12.22%) Continuous Integration

Cost-Benefit Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Cost-Benefit Analysis 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 Cost-Benefit Analysis. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (2.22%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.11%) Lync
3 1 (1.11%) ColdFusion
3 1 (1.11%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.11%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.11%) Confluence
Applications
1 17 (18.89%) MS Excel
2 13 (14.44%) MS Office
3 5 (5.56%) MS Project
4 3 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (2.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (5.56%) Eagle PACE
2 1 (1.11%) SAP FS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.33%) Internet
2 2 (2.22%) NGN
3 1 (1.11%) Firewall
3 1 (1.11%) Broadband
3 1 (1.11%) PBX
3 1 (1.11%) HTTP
3 1 (1.11%) SAN
3 1 (1.11%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (4.44%) SSDT
3 2 (2.22%) IBM InfoSphere
3 2 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.22%) DataStage
3 2 (2.22%) QualityStage
3 2 (2.22%) WebFOCUS
3 2 (2.22%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.11%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.11%) QlikView
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (12.22%) ClearCase
1 11 (12.22%) Subversion
1 11 (12.22%) Jenkins
2 8 (8.89%) GoogleTest
2 8 (8.89%) NUnit
2 8 (8.89%) CruiseControl
2 8 (8.89%) CppUnit
3 4 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (4.44%) JIRA
4 3 (3.33%) Ant
4 3 (3.33%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.33%) Artifactory
General
1 22 (24.44%) Finance
2 10 (11.11%) Banking
2 10 (11.11%) Investment Banking
3 6 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.56%) Marketing
5 3 (3.33%) Law
6 2 (2.22%) Legal
6 2 (2.22%) Retail
6 2 (2.22%) Back Office
6 2 (2.22%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.11%) Local Government
7 1 (1.11%) Automotive
7 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 39 (43.33%) Analyst
2 26 (28.89%) Business Analyst
3 16 (17.78%) Architect
4 11 (12.22%) Technical Leader
5 10 (11.11%) Project Manager
6 8 (8.89%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (6.67%) Data Analyst
8 5 (5.56%) Senior Business Analyst
9 4 (4.44%) Business Manager
9 4 (4.44%) Insurance Business Analyst
10 3 (3.33%) DevOps Architect
11 2 (2.22%) Quality Analyst
11 2 (2.22%) Data Quality Analyst
11 2 (2.22%) Business Data Analyst
11 2 (2.22%) SharePoint Project Manager
11 2 (2.22%) Consultant
11 2 (2.22%) Business Project Manager
11 2 (2.22%) Senior Data Analyst
11 2 (2.22%) Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.56%) XML
2 2 (2.22%) Middleware
2 2 (2.22%) FpML
2 2 (2.22%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.11%) J2EE
3 1 (1.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 31 (34.44%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (15.56%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.56%) NHS
4 4 (4.44%) Open Source
5 3 (3.33%) Fixed Income
6 2 (2.22%) Equities
6 2 (2.22%) Derivative
6 2 (2.22%) Contract for Difference
6 2 (2.22%) PMI
6 2 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (2.22%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.22%) Data Integration
6 2 (2.22%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.11%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.11%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.11%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.56%) Linux
2 11 (12.22%) Windows
3 9 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (32.22%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (23.33%) Project Management
3 19 (21.11%) Business Intelligence
4 18 (20.00%) UML
5 17 (18.89%) PRINCE2
5 17 (18.89%) Use Case
6 16 (17.78%) Business Analysis
7 14 (15.56%) GAP Analysis
8 13 (14.44%) OO
9 12 (13.33%) Asset Management
10 11 (12.22%) Data Management
10 11 (12.22%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (12.22%) Refactoring
10 11 (12.22%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (12.22%) Multithreading
10 11 (12.22%) Reverse Engineering
10 11 (12.22%) Memory Management
11 10 (11.11%) Software Engineering
11 10 (11.11%) BPR
12 9 (10.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.44%) Java
2 12 (13.33%) SQL
3 11 (12.22%) C
3 11 (12.22%) C++
4 1 (1.11%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 13 (14.44%) Degree
1 13 (14.44%) Security Cleared
2 10 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 8 (8.89%) PMI Certification
4 6 (6.67%) PMP
5 5 (5.56%) ISEB
5 5 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.44%) ISO 9000
1 4 (4.44%) QA
2 2 (2.22%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.22%) COREP
3 1 (1.11%) CRD IV
3 1 (1.11%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.33%) Puppet
1 3 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 30 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.56%) Vermilion
3 4 (4.44%) Informatica
3 4 (4.44%) Oracle
4 3 (3.33%) SAP
5 2 (2.22%) Trillium
5 2 (2.22%) IBM
5 2 (2.22%) Business Objects
5 2 (2.22%) Alterian
6 1 (1.11%) JDA
6 1 (1.11%) EMC
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