Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 24 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 655 642 675
Rank change year-on-year -13 +33 -19
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 208 218 191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.22% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.27% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 139 104
England median daily rate £450 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £294 £300 £259
90th Percentile £938 £638 £522
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £408
% change year-on-year +2.27% +7.98% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 5
England median hourly rate £19.82 £22.84 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.22% +14.20% -31.86%
10th Percentile £11.59 £20.20 £15.50
90th Percentile £36.50 £51.83 £32.16
UK median hourly rate £21.41 £22.84 £18.40
% change year-on-year -6.26% +24.13% -37.31%

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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 80234 82084 85790
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.63% 84.15% 81.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 53987 54693 56513
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1867 2155 2533
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.72 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.15% +5.40% +18.42%

Benchmarking
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Benchmarking as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Benchmarking in England

Benchmarking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Benchmarking in England

Benchmarking
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Benchmarking in England over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Benchmarking in England

Benchmarking
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Benchmarking in England

Benchmarking
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Benchmarking in England over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Benchmarking in England

Benchmarking
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Benchmarking within the England region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +2 118 £500 - 7
South East +6 48 £383 -3.16% 6
Midlands +33 20 £350 -11.95%
East Midlands +6 12 £350 -30.00%
North of England +31 8 £500 +23.47% 1
West Midlands +15 8 £338 -14.56%
East of England -4 8 £550 +29.41% 2
Yorkshire +18 5 £500 - 1
North West +16 3 £450 +38.46%
South West -2 3 £265 -24.29% 1
Benchmarking
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 England region with a requirement for Benchmarking.

1 62 (29.81%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (26.44%) Finance
2 55 (26.44%) Degree
3 54 (25.96%) Validation
4 49 (23.56%) QA
5 47 (22.60%) C#
6 41 (19.71%) Mathematics
7 38 (18.27%) Git (software)
8 36 (17.31%) Physics
9 34 (16.35%) Derivative
9 34 (16.35%) RESTful
10 33 (15.87%) Stochastic Modelling
10 33 (15.87%) C++
10 33 (15.87%) Internal Audit
10 33 (15.87%) Quantitative Finance
11 31 (14.90%) Java
12 29 (13.94%) SQL
12 29 (13.94%) Performance Tuning
13 27 (12.98%) Linux
13 27 (12.98%) Scrum
14 26 (12.50%) JSON
15 23 (11.06%) Unix
15 23 (11.06%) Jenkins
15 23 (11.06%) Analytics
15 23 (11.06%) Analytical Skills
16 22 (10.58%) Unit Testing
16 22 (10.58%) TDD
17 21 (10.10%) Shell Script
17 21 (10.10%) Credit Risk
17 21 (10.10%) Hadoop

Benchmarking
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 19 (9.13%) Apache
2 15 (7.21%) Apache Spark
3 13 (6.25%) Cloud Foundry
3 13 (6.25%) GemFire
3 13 (6.25%) Tomcat
4 7 (3.37%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.40%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.92%) Apache Solr
7 3 (1.44%) CMS
7 3 (1.44%) Confluence
8 2 (0.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.96%) Drupal
9 1 (0.48%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (5.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.40%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.92%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.44%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.44%) UserZoom
5 2 (0.96%) HipChat
5 2 (0.96%) InVision
5 2 (0.96%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.96%) Oracle CRM
1 2 (0.96%) Oracle CRM On Demand
1 2 (0.96%) Sprinklr
1 2 (0.96%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.48%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 19 (9.13%) GitHub
2 14 (6.73%) PaaS
3 7 (3.37%) npm
4 6 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.92%) Amazon SQS
5 4 (1.92%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.44%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.96%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.96%) SaaS
8 1 (0.48%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.48%) IaaS
8 1 (0.48%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.44%) Firewall
1 3 (1.44%) Internet
2 2 (0.96%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (0.96%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (0.96%) SAN
3 1 (0.48%) 2G
3 1 (0.48%) 3G
3 1 (0.48%) 4G
3 1 (0.48%) GSM
3 1 (0.48%) HSPA
3 1 (0.48%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.48%) LTE
3 1 (0.48%) SMS
3 1 (0.48%) WCDMA
3 1 (0.48%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.10%) Hadoop
1 21 (10.10%) HBase
2 19 (9.13%) Big Data
3 15 (7.21%) Apache Hive
4 13 (6.25%) OLTP
5 7 (3.37%) MongoDB
6 6 (2.88%) Parquet
7 4 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.44%) Electronic Patient Records
9 2 (0.96%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.96%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.96%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.96%) Power BI
9 2 (0.96%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.48%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.48%) GIS
10 1 (0.48%) MS Access
10 1 (0.48%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 38 (18.27%) Git (software)
2 23 (11.06%) Jenkins
3 19 (9.13%) Gradle
4 16 (7.69%) JUnit
5 13 (6.25%) IntelliJ
6 8 (3.85%) Babel
7 7 (3.37%) webpack
8 6 (2.88%) TeamCity
9 5 (2.40%) JIRA
9 5 (2.40%) JMeter
10 4 (1.92%) RSpec
10 4 (1.92%) Subversion
11 3 (1.44%) Visual Studio
11 3 (1.44%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (0.96%) Axure RP
12 2 (0.96%) Jasmine
12 2 (0.96%) Mocha
12 2 (0.96%) Protractor
12 2 (0.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 1 (0.48%) Mockito
General
1 55 (26.44%) Finance
2 15 (7.21%) Marketing
3 14 (6.73%) Front Office
4 13 (6.25%) Banking
4 13 (6.25%) Telecoms
5 10 (4.81%) Legal
6 6 (2.88%) Retail
7 5 (2.40%) Publishing
8 3 (1.44%) Electronics
8 3 (1.44%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.44%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.48%) Billing
9 1 (0.48%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.48%) Local Government
9 1 (0.48%) Military
9 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 70 (33.65%) Analyst
2 47 (22.60%) Developer
3 34 (16.35%) Risk Analyst
4 33 (15.87%) Qualitative Analyst
4 33 (15.87%) Quantitative Analyst
4 33 (15.87%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
5 20 (9.62%) Credit Analyst
5 20 (9.62%) Credit Risk Analyst
6 19 (9.13%) Java Developer
7 13 (6.25%) Market Risk Analyst
7 13 (6.25%) Pricing Analyst
8 12 (5.77%) Big Data Developer
8 12 (5.77%) User Researcher
9 11 (5.29%) Xamarin Developer
10 10 (4.81%) Business Analyst
11 9 (4.33%) Quality Manager
12 8 (3.85%) Deployment Manager
13 7 (3.37%) Designer
14 6 (2.88%) Project Manager
15 5 (2.40%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (16.35%) RESTful
2 26 (12.50%) JSON
3 20 (9.62%) Spring
4 19 (9.13%) J2EE
4 19 (9.13%) Kafka
4 19 (9.13%) Middleware
5 13 (6.25%) Apache Camel
5 13 (6.25%) Spark Streaming
5 13 (6.25%) Spring Boot
5 13 (6.25%) Spring Integration
6 11 (5.29%) CSS
6 11 (5.29%) React
7 9 (4.33%) HTML
7 9 (4.33%) Redux
8 7 (3.37%) DOM
8 7 (3.37%) Node.js
8 7 (3.37%) REST
8 7 (3.37%) Web Services
9 6 (2.88%) Apache Avro
9 6 (2.88%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 34 (16.35%) Derivative
2 23 (11.06%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (10.10%) Credit Risk
3 21 (10.10%) Virtual Team
4 19 (9.13%) Computer Science
4 19 (9.13%) Linux Command Line
4 19 (9.13%) User Experience
5 14 (6.73%) Market Risk
6 13 (6.25%) Replication
7 11 (5.29%) Management Information System
7 11 (5.29%) Mobile App
7 11 (5.29%) NHS
8 8 (3.85%) Data Centre
9 7 (3.37%) Data Structures
10 6 (2.88%) W3C
11 5 (2.40%) Social Media
12 3 (1.44%) e-Health
12 3 (1.44%) LIMS
12 3 (1.44%) PACS
13 2 (0.96%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 27 (12.98%) Linux
2 23 (11.06%) Unix
3 15 (7.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (2.88%) CentOS
5 4 (1.92%) Fedora
6 3 (1.44%) Windows
7 2 (0.96%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.96%) Solaris
7 2 (0.96%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.48%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (29.81%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (25.96%) Validation
3 41 (19.71%) Mathematics
4 36 (17.31%) Physics
5 33 (15.87%) Internal Audit
5 33 (15.87%) Quantitative Finance
5 33 (15.87%) Stochastic Modelling
6 29 (13.94%) Performance Tuning
7 27 (12.98%) Scrum
8 23 (11.06%) Analytics
9 22 (10.58%) TDD
9 22 (10.58%) Unit Testing
10 20 (9.62%) Credit Risk Modelling
10 20 (9.62%) Wireframes
11 19 (9.13%) Continuous Improvement
11 19 (9.13%) System Testing
12 18 (8.65%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (8.65%) Translating Business Requirements
13 17 (8.17%) Stakeholder Management
13 17 (8.17%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (22.60%) C#
2 33 (15.87%) C++
3 31 (14.90%) Java
4 29 (13.94%) SQL
5 21 (10.10%) Shell Script
6 12 (5.77%) JavaScript
7 6 (2.88%) ECMAScript
8 4 (1.92%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.92%) Python
8 4 (1.92%) Ruby
8 4 (1.92%) TypeScript
9 2 (0.96%) AWK
9 2 (0.96%) Bourne shell
9 2 (0.96%) Korn
9 2 (0.96%) Perl
9 2 (0.96%) PHP
9 2 (0.96%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.48%) C
10 1 (0.48%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.48%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 55 (26.44%) Degree
2 11 (5.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (3.37%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.40%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.44%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.96%) ACCA
6 2 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.96%) CCIE
6 2 (0.96%) CIMA
6 2 (0.96%) CISA
6 2 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.96%) CISM
6 2 (0.96%) CISSP
6 2 (0.96%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.96%) OCA
6 2 (0.96%) OCP
6 2 (0.96%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (0.96%) PMP
6 2 (0.96%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (23.56%) QA
2 8 (3.85%) Data Quality
3 6 (2.88%) WAI
4 3 (1.44%) HL7
4 3 (1.44%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.44%) PMO
5 2 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.96%) NEBOSH
5 2 (0.96%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.48%) GDPR
6 1 (0.48%) HIPAA
System Software
1 21 (10.10%) HDFS
2 19 (9.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.96%) GlusterFS
3 2 (0.96%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.96%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.96%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (2.88%) Hadoop YARN
2 5 (2.40%) Ansible
2 5 (2.40%) logstash
2 5 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (2.40%) Puppet
3 4 (1.92%) Kibana
3 4 (1.92%) Terraform
4 2 (0.96%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.96%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.96%) Oracle ZFS
4 2 (0.96%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (0.96%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 2 (0.96%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 15 (7.21%) Red Hat
2 14 (6.73%) Microsoft
3 11 (5.29%) Xamarin
4 10 (4.81%) Oracle
5 7 (3.37%) Google
6 5 (2.40%) Huawei
7 4 (1.92%) VMware
8 3 (1.44%) Adobe
8 3 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.44%) SAP
9 2 (0.96%) Brocade
9 2 (0.96%) EMC
9 2 (0.96%) Facebook
9 2 (0.96%) HP
9 2 (0.96%) Informatica
9 2 (0.96%) StorageTek
9 2 (0.96%) Sun
9 2 (0.96%) Tableau
9 2 (0.96%) Twitter
9 2 (0.96%) Veritas