The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 23 April 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
London / City of London
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 158 154 186
Rank change year-on-year -4 +32  
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 3 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.093% 0.29% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.33% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 9
Median daily rate £500 £600 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +33.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £385 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year - +65.38%  

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 the City of London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2769 3048 4471
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 85.65% 87.54% 82.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2131 2478 3455
Median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 30 39
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.78% -30.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £44.00 £92.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +20.96%  

Benchmarking
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

Benchmarking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Benchmarking in the City of London

Benchmarking
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Benchmarking in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Benchmarking in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 City of London region with a requirement for Benchmarking.

1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Unix
2 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (50.00%) Analytics
3 2 (33.33%) Apache Pig
3 2 (33.33%) Apache Hive
3 2 (33.33%) R
3 2 (33.33%) Data Quality
3 2 (33.33%) Risk Analytics
3 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (33.33%) Apache Spark
3 2 (33.33%) Operations Research
3 2 (33.33%) Project Planning
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) Credit Risk
3 2 (33.33%) Statistics
3 2 (33.33%) Hadoop
3 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) SAP
3 2 (33.33%) SAS
3 2 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (33.33%) SPSS
3 2 (33.33%) Tivoli
3 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (33.33%) Teradata

Benchmarking
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 (33.33%) Apache Pig
1 2 (33.33%) Apache Spark
1 2 (33.33%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Google App Engine
1 1 (16.67%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Apache Hive
1 2 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (33.33%) Hadoop
1 2 (33.33%) Impala
2 1 (16.67%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Appium
1 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Data Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Financial Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
2 1 (16.67%) QA Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) SAS Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior JavaScript Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior QA Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Service Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Strategy Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (33.33%) Credit Risk
3 1 (16.67%) Algorithms
3 1 (16.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Analytics
2 2 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 2 (33.33%) Data Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) Economics
2 2 (33.33%) Knowledge Discovery
2 2 (33.33%) Operations Research
2 2 (33.33%) Project Planning
2 2 (33.33%) Risk Analytics
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) Statistics
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Coaching
3 1 (16.67%) ETL
3 1 (16.67%) Informatics
3 1 (16.67%) Line Management
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 2 (33.33%) R
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Tivoli
2 1 (16.67%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) SAP
1 2 (33.33%) Teradata
2 1 (16.67%) CA
2 1 (16.67%) Google
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) VMware