The table below looks at the statistics for Benchmarking skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Benchmarking over the 3 months to 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Benchmarking
Rank 114 104 99
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -5
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.049% 0.057% 0.064%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.060% 0.068% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate £485 £200 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+142.50% -38.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.59% +15.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £42.00 £11.51
% change year-on-year
-52.38% +264.90%
Benchmarking
Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1669 1475 1216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 82.10% 83.52% 78.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1139 1028 739
Average daily rate £400 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 31 15
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.24 £11.13 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £36.00 £152.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Benchmarking
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Benchmarking across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Benchmarking Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Benchmarking
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Benchmarking across the West Yorkshire region.

Benchmarking Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Benchmarking
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Benchmarking across the West Yorkshire region.

Benchmarking Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Benchmarking
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Benchmarking within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
Leeds - 1 £485 - 2
Benchmarking
Yorkshire

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire region 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 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) XML
1 3 (75.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (75.00%) User Stories
2 2 (50.00%) SDLC
2 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Load Testing
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (50.00%) Open Source
2 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (50.00%) JMeter
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) NonStop SQL
3 1 (25.00%) PKI
3 1 (25.00%) BASE24
3 1 (25.00%) ISO 8583
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Extreme Programming
3 1 (25.00%) Unified Process
3 1 (25.00%) WebLogic

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire region 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 1 (25.00%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) BASE24
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (25.00%) MySQL
2 1 (25.00%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (25.00%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) JMeter
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) TestDirector
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Test Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Server Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) Middleware
3 1 (25.00%) RESTful
3 1 (25.00%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (25.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (75.00%) User Stories
2 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Load Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Open Source
2 2 (50.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) DSDM
3 1 (25.00%) Feature Driven Development
3 1 (25.00%) High Availability
3 1 (25.00%) Kanban
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (25.00%) Presales
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum-ban
3 1 (25.00%) Security Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) ISO 8583
1 1 (25.00%) ISO20022
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) HP
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle