The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Benchmarking skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Benchmarking over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Benchmarking
South East / Berkshire
Rank - 122 122
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 0 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire - 0.16% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.20% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 9
Median daily rate - - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £398 £350
% change year-on-year +6.78% +13.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £21.50 -
% change year-on-year +74.41% -  

Benchmarking is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1492 1969 2182
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 80.56% 80.33% 75.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 1017 1138
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £280 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 46 54
Median hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.88% -34.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £85.40 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Benchmarking
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Benchmarking as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Benchmarking in Berkshire

Benchmarking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Benchmarking in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Benchmarking in Berkshire