Period
to 23 January 2018

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 6 months to 23 January 2018 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 238 229 231
Rank change year-on-year -9 +2 +40
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 14 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.20% 0.065% 0.086%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.074% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 5
City of London median daily rate £425 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £344 £335 £293
90th Percentile £565 £460 £480
Central London median daily rate £438 £460 £400
% change year-on-year -4.89% +15.00% -8.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

Benchmarking is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,260 5,420 5,954
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.80% 87.84% 85.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,005 4,314 4,739
City of London median daily rate £505 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.32% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £334 £313 £288
90th Percentile £688 £669 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 49 55
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.75 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.88% -5.68% +15.82%
10th Percentile £11.67 £13.70 £12.50
90th Percentile £31.35 £55.00 £53.10
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £21.68
% change year-on-year +7.89% -12.37% +21.30%

Benchmarking
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Benchmarking as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Benchmarking in the City of London over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Benchmarking also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Benchmarking.

1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 3 (21.43%) ITIL
3 3 (21.43%) NHS
3 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (21.43%) Statistics
4 2 (14.29%) VMware
4 2 (14.29%) Data Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) Statistical Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) CSS
4 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 2 (14.29%) Unix
4 2 (14.29%) Windows
4 2 (14.29%) Java
4 2 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (14.29%) RESTful
4 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 2 (14.29%) TypeScript
4 2 (14.29%) User Experience
4 2 (14.29%) React
4 2 (14.29%) Front End Development
4 2 (14.29%) Babel
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 2 (14.29%) Matrix Organization
4 2 (14.29%) Redux
4 2 (14.29%) PMO

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 1 (7.14%) Apache Solr
1 1 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (7.14%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.14%) npm
1 1 (7.14%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Babel
2 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.14%) JMeter
2 1 (7.14%) RSpec
2 1 (7.14%) TeamCity
2 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (7.14%) webpack
General
1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Digital Economy
2 1 (7.14%) Front Office
2 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Legal
2 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Developer
2 2 (14.29%) React Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Transformation Director
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Product Owner
3 1 (7.14%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Continual Service Improvement Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Digital Product Owner
3 1 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Product Owner
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Business Intelligence Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Senior NHS Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Service Improvement Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Service Manager
3 1 (7.14%) User Experience Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) CSS
1 2 (14.29%) React
1 2 (14.29%) Redux
1 2 (14.29%) RESTful
2 1 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) .NET Core
2 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
2 1 (7.14%) CSS3
2 1 (7.14%) DOM
2 1 (7.14%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (7.14%) Immutable.js
2 1 (7.14%) JSON
2 1 (7.14%) Node.js
2 1 (7.14%) Sass
2 1 (7.14%) Spring
2 1 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) NHS
2 2 (14.29%) User Experience
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.14%) Data Structures
3 1 (7.14%) Derivative
3 1 (7.14%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (7.14%) Exotic Derivative
3 1 (7.14%) Fixed Income
3 1 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (7.14%) Market Risk
3 1 (7.14%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Unix
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
1 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
2 1 (7.14%) CentOS
2 1 (7.14%) Fedora
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (21.43%) ITIL
1 3 (21.43%) Statistics
2 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (14.29%) Data Analysis
2 2 (14.29%) Front End Development
2 2 (14.29%) Matrix Organization
2 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 2 (14.29%) Programme Management
2 2 (14.29%) Statistical Analysis
2 2 (14.29%) Wireframes
3 1 (7.14%) Creative Problem-Solving
3 1 (7.14%) DevOps
3 1 (7.14%) DOM Manipulation/Scripting
3 1 (7.14%) Microservices
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Improvement
3 1 (7.14%) Planning Poker
3 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
3 1 (7.14%) Statistical Modelling
3 1 (7.14%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Java
1 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
1 2 (14.29%) TypeScript
2 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
2 1 (7.14%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) ES6
2 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.14%) Python
2 1 (7.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Ansible
1 1 (7.14%) Kibana
1 1 (7.14%) logstash
1 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (7.14%) Puppet
1 1 (7.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) VMware