The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 26 June 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.

Benchmarking
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 72 90
Rank change year-on-year -18 +18  
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.097% 0.21% 0.082%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.25% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £416 £408
% change year-on-year -8.10% +2.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.00 - £13.00

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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 841 794 990
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 81.49% 84.56% 80.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 432 518
Median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £265 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 17 23
Median hourly rate £29.00 £12.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +141.66% -53.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.07 £9.37 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Benchmarking
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire

Benchmarking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Benchmarking in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Benchmarking also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Benchmarking.

1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
1 2 (66.67%) Java EE
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
1 2 (66.67%) Kanban
1 2 (66.67%) Confluence
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
1 2 (66.67%) AngularJS
1 2 (66.67%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Contract Management
2 1 (33.33%) Coaching
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Radio Access Network

Benchmarking
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
1 1 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
General
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Scrum Master
1 2 (66.67%) Java Scrum Master
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum Master
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Coach
2 1 (33.33%) Deployment Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Digital Agile Coach
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) AngularJS
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) DevOps
1 2 (66.67%) Kanban
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Coaching
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Contract Management
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java