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 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Rank 582 587 591
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +4
Contract jobs citing Cost-Benefit Analysis 62 54 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.097% 0.071%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.12% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 37 21
Average daily rate £425 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £375 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £590 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £430 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.97% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 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
45560 43876 42202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.56% 78.77% 77.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 30059 27313 26301
Average daily rate £438 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1045 1278 1187
Average hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.81 £12.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -3.17%

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 2016.

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 29 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 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -23 49 £444 -0.83% 17
London -5 18 £450 -9.54% 3
Scotland -13 10 £325 - 1
East of England +14 9 £425 -9.57% 3
North West -1 8 £375 - 1
Cheshire - 7 £375 - 1
Glasgow - 5 £325 -
City of London +35 4 £525 +5.00%
Hertfordshire +8 4 £380 -19.14%
Surrey -6 4 £450 -5.26% 2
South East -8 4 £450 +4.65% 6
North East - 4 £475 - 2
West Midlands -8 3 £363 -
Coventry - 3 £363 -
Luton - 3 £525 - 2
Durham - 3 £475 - 1
Knutsford - 3 £450 -
Bedfordshire - 3 £525 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 2 £431 -
Sheffield - 2 - -
South Yorkshire - 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 £431 -
Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
Edinburgh -7 1 £650 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - - 1
Hammersmith - 1 £388 -
Merseyside - 1 £275 -
Liverpool - 1 £275 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - - 1

Cost-Benefit Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 47 (36.15%) Finance
2 41 (31.54%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (30.77%) Business Analysis
4 34 (26.15%) GAP Analysis
5 27 (20.77%) PRINCE2
5 27 (20.77%) Banking
6 25 (19.23%) Project Management
7 22 (16.92%) Stakeholder Management
7 22 (16.92%) Data Analysis
8 21 (16.15%) Investment Banking
8 21 (16.15%) Asset Management
8 21 (16.15%) SQL
8 21 (16.15%) Analytical Skills
9 20 (15.38%) Change Management
10 19 (14.62%) Oracle
10 19 (14.62%) Business Intelligence
11 17 (13.08%) Microsoft
12 15 (11.54%) BPR
13 13 (10.00%) ITIL
13 13 (10.00%) Java
13 13 (10.00%) SDLC
14 12 (9.23%) DevOps
15 11 (8.46%) Degree
15 11 (8.46%) Use Case
15 11 (8.46%) User Acceptance Testing
15 11 (8.46%) Continuous Integration
16 10 (7.69%) Management Information System
16 10 (7.69%) Data Centre
16 10 (7.69%) Oracle BI EE
17 9 (6.92%) Translating Business Requirements

Cost-Benefit Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 4 (3.08%) CICS
1 4 (3.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (2.31%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.31%) Tuxedo
3 2 (1.54%) SAS
4 1 (0.77%) CMS
4 1 (0.77%) Drupal
4 1 (0.77%) JBoss
4 1 (0.77%) Joomla!
4 1 (0.77%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.77%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (6.15%) MS Excel
1 8 (6.15%) MS Office
1 8 (6.15%) MS Visio
2 6 (4.62%) MS Project
3 4 (3.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (5.38%) Eagle PACE
2 6 (4.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.77%) Eagle STAR
3 1 (0.77%) Infor SunSystems
3 1 (0.77%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.54%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (0.77%) SaaS
3 1 (0.77%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.54%) DWDM
1 2 (1.54%) LAN
1 2 (1.54%) SDH
1 2 (1.54%) WAN
2 1 (0.77%) NAS
2 1 (0.77%) Network Security
2 1 (0.77%) SAN
2 1 (0.77%) WebEx
2 1 (0.77%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.69%) Oracle BI EE
2 7 (5.38%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (4.62%) Oracle ODI
4 5 (3.85%) Data Mining
4 5 (3.85%) DB2
5 4 (3.08%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (3.08%) QlikView
6 3 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.77%) Big Data
7 1 (0.77%) Essbase
7 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.77%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.77%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (2.31%) JIRA
2 1 (0.77%) Ant
2 1 (0.77%) Artifactory
2 1 (0.77%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.77%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.77%) eggPlant
2 1 (0.77%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.77%) HP UFT
2 1 (0.77%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.77%) JUnit
2 1 (0.77%) Sahi
2 1 (0.77%) Selenium
2 1 (0.77%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.77%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.77%) Subversion
2 1 (0.77%) WATIR
2 1 (0.77%) WebLogic Workshop
2 1 (0.77%) Zephyr
General
1 47 (36.15%) Finance
2 27 (20.77%) Banking
3 21 (16.15%) Investment Banking
4 9 (6.92%) Billing
5 7 (5.38%) Legal
5 7 (5.38%) Telecoms
6 4 (3.08%) Local Government
7 3 (2.31%) Retail
8 1 (0.77%) Back Office
8 1 (0.77%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.77%) Law
8 1 (0.77%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 77 (59.23%) Analyst
2 68 (52.31%) Business Analyst
3 29 (22.31%) Project Manager
4 11 (8.46%) Architect
5 10 (7.69%) Data Business Analyst
5 10 (7.69%) Project Analyst
6 7 (5.38%) Business Manager
6 7 (5.38%) Business Project Manager
6 7 (5.38%) Senior Business Analyst
7 6 (4.62%) Asset Management Business Analyst
7 6 (4.62%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 6 (4.62%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
7 6 (4.62%) Consultant
7 6 (4.62%) Finance Business Analyst
7 6 (4.62%) Financial Analyst
7 6 (4.62%) IT Manager
7 6 (4.62%) Process Analyst
7 6 (4.62%) Security Manager
7 6 (4.62%) Security Project Manager
7 6 (4.62%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.08%) .NET
1 4 (3.08%) Middleware
2 3 (2.31%) XML
3 2 (1.54%) FpML
4 1 (0.77%) CSS
4 1 (0.77%) HTML
4 1 (0.77%) JMS
4 1 (0.77%) JSP
4 1 (0.77%) Servlets
4 1 (0.77%) SOAP
4 1 (0.77%) Spring
4 1 (0.77%) Struts
4 1 (0.77%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.15%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 10 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.85%) PMI
4 4 (3.08%) Data Extraction
4 4 (3.08%) Driving Licence
4 4 (3.08%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (3.08%) Mainframe
4 4 (3.08%) Smart Meter
4 4 (3.08%) User Experience
5 3 (2.31%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.54%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.54%) EMV
6 2 (1.54%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.54%) NHS
6 2 (1.54%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (1.54%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.77%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.77%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.38%) Unix
2 4 (3.08%) AIX
2 4 (3.08%) Linux
2 4 (3.08%) Windows
3 2 (1.54%) Android
3 2 (1.54%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (31.54%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (30.77%) Business Analysis
3 34 (26.15%) GAP Analysis
4 27 (20.77%) PRINCE2
5 25 (19.23%) Project Management
6 22 (16.92%) Data Analysis
6 22 (16.92%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (16.15%) Asset Management
8 20 (15.38%) Change Management
9 19 (14.62%) Business Intelligence
10 15 (11.54%) BPR
11 13 (10.00%) ITIL
11 13 (10.00%) SDLC
12 12 (9.23%) DevOps
13 11 (8.46%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (8.46%) Use Case
13 11 (8.46%) User Acceptance Testing
14 9 (6.92%) DSDM
14 9 (6.92%) Information Security
14 9 (6.92%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (16.15%) SQL
2 13 (10.00%) Java
3 7 (5.38%) COBOL
4 6 (4.62%) Python
4 6 (4.62%) Ruby
5 1 (0.77%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (8.46%) Degree
2 8 (6.15%) ISEB
3 6 (4.62%) PMI Certification
4 5 (3.85%) CISSP
4 5 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (3.08%) CISA
5 4 (3.08%) CISM
5 4 (3.08%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (3.08%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.08%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.54%) MBA
6 2 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.54%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (0.77%) ACCA
7 1 (0.77%) APMP
7 1 (0.77%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (0.77%) CIMA
7 1 (0.77%) GCIH
7 1 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.77%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.38%) ISO 9000
2 5 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.31%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.31%) QA
4 2 (1.54%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.77%) Basel III
5 1 (0.77%) COBIT
5 1 (0.77%) COREP
5 1 (0.77%) CRD IV
System Software
1 4 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (3.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (5.38%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (4.62%) Puppet
3 1 (0.77%) QRadar
3 1 (0.77%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 19 (14.62%) Oracle
2 17 (13.08%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.38%) VMware
4 6 (4.62%) HP
4 6 (4.62%) Vermilion
5 5 (3.85%) IBM
6 4 (3.08%) Citrix
6 4 (3.08%) Hyperion
6 4 (3.08%) Tableau
7 3 (2.31%) Cognos
7 3 (2.31%) JD Edwards
7 3 (2.31%) SAP
7 3 (2.31%) Sun
8 2 (1.54%) Pega
8 2 (1.54%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.77%) Ciena
9 1 (0.77%) Huawei
9 1 (0.77%) Splunk
9 1 (0.77%) Tripwire
9 1 (0.77%) Vitria
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