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 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
UK / England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 518 529 561
Rank change year-on-year +11 +32  
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 71 94 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.19% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.23% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 69 52
Median daily rate £398 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £256 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £416 £408
% change year-on-year -8.10% +2.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 2
Median hourly rate £51.00 - £13.00
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 England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 36558 40684 41140
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.69% 83.47% 80.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 24009 27323 26926
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 945 955 1136
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.46 £50.00
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 England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -9 43 £400 -13.04% 7
South East +34 12 £383 -4.96% 5
West Midlands +28 9 £388 -13.88% 5
North West +12 2 £450 +50.00% 1
Yorkshire +12 1 - -
South West +4 1 £395 -
East of England -6 1 £550 -2.22% 3
East Midlands -9 1 - -
Benchmarking
UK

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 England region with a requirement for Benchmarking.

1 51 (39.53%) Degree
2 44 (34.11%) User Experience
3 37 (28.68%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (27.13%) Analytics
5 30 (23.26%) Finance
6 29 (22.48%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (19.38%) Computer Science
8 22 (17.05%) Java
8 22 (17.05%) Web Analytics
9 21 (16.28%) Git (software)
10 20 (15.50%) Psychology
10 20 (15.50%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (15.50%) Anthropology
11 18 (13.95%) Banking
12 17 (13.18%) Usability Testing
13 16 (12.40%) Continuous Improvement
13 16 (12.40%) Google
13 16 (12.40%) Linux
14 15 (11.63%) Performance Management
14 15 (11.63%) RESTful
15 14 (10.85%) Performance Tuning
15 14 (10.85%) SQL
15 14 (10.85%) Middleware
16 13 (10.08%) Project Management
16 13 (10.08%) TDD
16 13 (10.08%) Push Notifications
17 12 (9.30%) Computer Science Degree
17 12 (9.30%) Subversion
17 12 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
17 12 (9.30%) JavaScript

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 9 (6.98%) Apache
2 8 (6.20%) Tomcat
3 7 (5.43%) WebSphere
4 5 (3.88%) JBoss
5 4 (3.10%) IIS
6 3 (2.33%) Apache Spark
6 3 (2.33%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (2.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (1.55%) Apache Pig
7 2 (1.55%) Apache Solr
7 2 (1.55%) CMS
7 2 (1.55%) Confluence
7 2 (1.55%) DataSynapse
7 2 (1.55%) Mule
7 2 (1.55%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (1.55%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (1.55%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.78%) nginx
Applications
1 10 (7.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (2.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (2.33%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.78%) InVision
4 1 (0.78%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 4 (3.10%) Sprinklr
2 2 (1.55%) Eloqua
2 2 (1.55%) Radian6
2 2 (1.55%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.78%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.98%) Google Analytics
2 6 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.88%) GitHub
3 5 (3.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (3.10%) Google App Engine
4 4 (3.10%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (2.33%) PaaS
6 2 (1.55%) BlueKai
6 2 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.55%) SaaS
7 1 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.78%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.78%) Bluemix
7 1 (0.78%) Force.com
7 1 (0.78%) IaaS
7 1 (0.78%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.78%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.78%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.20%) SAN
1 8 (6.20%) SSL
2 6 (4.65%) Fibre Channel
2 6 (4.65%) LAN
2 6 (4.65%) WAN
3 5 (3.88%) NAS
3 5 (3.88%) Radio Access Network
4 4 (3.10%) Firewall
4 4 (3.10%) Internet
5 3 (2.33%) FCoE
5 3 (2.33%) iSCSI
5 3 (2.33%) Multicast
6 2 (1.55%) HTTP
6 2 (1.55%) Network Security
7 1 (0.78%) 2G
7 1 (0.78%) 3G
7 1 (0.78%) GSM
7 1 (0.78%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.78%) VPN
7 1 (0.78%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.98%) Hadoop
2 9 (6.98%) HBase
3 5 (3.88%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.10%) Parquet
5 3 (2.33%) Apache Hive
5 3 (2.33%) Big Data
5 3 (2.33%) MySQL
5 3 (2.33%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.55%) DataStax
6 2 (1.55%) MariaDB
6 2 (1.55%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.55%) Sqoop
7 1 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Power View
7 1 (0.78%) OLTP
7 1 (0.78%) QlikView
7 1 (0.78%) Redis
Development Applications
1 21 (16.28%) Git (software)
2 12 (9.30%) Subversion
3 10 (7.75%) Jenkins
4 8 (6.20%) Bitbucket
5 5 (3.88%) Gradle
5 5 (3.88%) Xcode
6 4 (3.10%) Axure RP
6 4 (3.10%) Mercurial
7 2 (1.55%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.55%) Hudson
7 2 (1.55%) JIRA
7 2 (1.55%) Maven
8 1 (0.78%) Appium
8 1 (0.78%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.78%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.78%) JUnit
8 1 (0.78%) Selenium
General
1 30 (23.26%) Finance
2 18 (13.95%) Banking
3 10 (7.75%) Legal
4 8 (6.20%) Telecoms
5 7 (5.43%) Marketing
6 5 (3.88%) Automotive
6 5 (3.88%) Investment Banking
7 3 (2.33%) Publishing
8 2 (1.55%) Billing
9 1 (0.78%) Advertising
9 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.78%) French Language
9 1 (0.78%) Front Office
9 1 (0.78%) Games
9 1 (0.78%) Local Government
9 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.78%) Military
Job Titles
1 26 (20.16%) Developer
2 18 (13.95%) User Researcher
3 13 (10.08%) Analyst
4 9 (6.98%) Architect
4 9 (6.98%) iOS Developer
4 9 (6.98%) Java Developer
5 7 (5.43%) Analytics Manager
6 6 (4.65%) Designer
7 5 (3.88%) User Experience Researcher
7 5 (3.88%) Web Analytics Manager
7 5 (3.88%) Web Manager
8 4 (3.10%) Applications Developer
8 4 (3.10%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (3.10%) J2EE Developer
8 4 (3.10%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 4 (3.10%) Project Manager
8 4 (3.10%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (3.10%) UI Developer
8 4 (3.10%) UX Developer
8 4 (3.10%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.63%) RESTful
2 14 (10.85%) Middleware
3 10 (7.75%) Spring
4 9 (6.98%) AngularJS
4 9 (6.98%) Core Animation
4 9 (6.98%) Core Data
5 8 (6.20%) J2EE
6 7 (5.43%) HTML
6 7 (5.43%) JSON
7 6 (4.65%) REST
7 6 (4.65%) Web Services
8 5 (3.88%) Cocoa
8 5 (3.88%) Cocoa Touch
8 5 (3.88%) Java EE
8 5 (3.88%) Kafka
9 4 (3.10%) Hibernate
9 4 (3.10%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (3.10%) Spring Boot
10 3 (2.33%) Node.js
10 3 (2.33%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 44 (34.11%) User Experience
2 37 (28.68%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (19.38%) Computer Science
4 9 (6.98%) Animation
5 8 (6.20%) PKI
6 7 (5.43%) Data Centre
6 7 (5.43%) Management Information System
6 7 (5.43%) NHS
6 7 (5.43%) Virtual Team
7 5 (3.88%) Blackberry
7 5 (3.88%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (3.10%) Mobile App
8 4 (3.10%) Social Media
9 3 (2.33%) Mobile Banking
9 3 (2.33%) Robotics
10 2 (1.55%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.55%) Blog
10 2 (1.55%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (1.55%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.40%) Linux
2 10 (7.75%) Apple iOS
3 8 (6.20%) Unix
4 7 (5.43%) Windows
5 6 (4.65%) Solaris
6 4 (3.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.33%) CentOS
8 2 (1.55%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.78%) Android
9 1 (0.78%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.78%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (27.13%) Analytics
2 29 (22.48%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (17.05%) Web Analytics
4 20 (15.50%) Anthropology
4 20 (15.50%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (15.50%) Psychology
5 17 (13.18%) Usability Testing
6 16 (12.40%) Continuous Improvement
7 15 (11.63%) Performance Management
8 14 (10.85%) Performance Tuning
9 13 (10.08%) Project Management
9 13 (10.08%) Push Notifications
9 13 (10.08%) TDD
10 12 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (6.98%) DevOps
11 9 (6.98%) iOS Development
11 9 (6.98%) Scrum
12 8 (6.20%) Cryptography
12 8 (6.20%) Wireframes
13 7 (5.43%) Actionable Insight
Programming Languages
1 22 (17.05%) Java
2 14 (10.85%) SQL
3 12 (9.30%) JavaScript
4 11 (8.53%) Shell Script
5 5 (3.88%) Apple Swift
5 5 (3.88%) C#
5 5 (3.88%) Objective-C
6 3 (2.33%) AWK
6 3 (2.33%) Bourne shell
6 3 (2.33%) Korn
6 3 (2.33%) Perl
6 3 (2.33%) Python
7 2 (1.55%) VBA
8 1 (0.78%) C++
8 1 (0.78%) R
Qualifications
1 51 (39.53%) Degree
2 12 (9.30%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (3.10%) CISSP
3 4 (3.10%) Master's Degree
4 3 (2.33%) CISA
4 3 (2.33%) CISM
4 3 (2.33%) OCA
4 3 (2.33%) OCP
4 3 (2.33%) Oracle Certification
4 3 (2.33%) RHCE
4 3 (2.33%) RHCSA
4 3 (2.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.78%) ACCA
5 1 (0.78%) CBAP
5 1 (0.78%) CCIE
5 1 (0.78%) CIMA
5 1 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.78%) IIBA
5 1 (0.78%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.43%) QA
2 4 (3.10%) Actionable Recommendations
2 4 (3.10%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.33%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.55%) FedRAMP
4 2 (1.55%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.78%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.78%) GDPR
5 1 (0.78%) GPG13
5 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 7 (5.43%) HDFS
2 6 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.10%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (2.33%) GlusterFS
4 3 (2.33%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.33%) KVM
4 3 (2.33%) NFS
4 3 (2.33%) SRDF
4 3 (2.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (2.33%) Xen
5 2 (1.55%) Apache Flume
5 2 (1.55%) Docker
5 2 (1.55%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (3.10%) Hadoop YARN
2 3 (2.33%) Kibana
2 3 (2.33%) logstash
2 3 (2.33%) NetBackup
2 3 (2.33%) Oracle ZFS
2 3 (2.33%) Red Hat Satellite
2 3 (2.33%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 3 (2.33%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (1.55%) Puppet
4 1 (0.78%) Ansible
4 1 (0.78%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.78%) Grafana
4 1 (0.78%) Graphite
4 1 (0.78%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.78%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.78%) StatsD
Vendors
1 16 (12.40%) Google
2 11 (8.53%) Oracle
3 9 (6.98%) VMware
4 8 (6.20%) EMC
5 7 (5.43%) Apple
6 6 (4.65%) Coremetrics
7 5 (3.88%) Adobe
7 5 (3.88%) HP
7 5 (3.88%) NetApp
7 5 (3.88%) Red Hat
8 4 (3.10%) Cisco
8 4 (3.10%) IBM
8 4 (3.10%) Xamarin
9 3 (2.33%) Brocade
9 3 (2.33%) Cognos
9 3 (2.33%) Intel
9 3 (2.33%) Microsoft
9 3 (2.33%) StorageTek
9 3 (2.33%) Sun
9 3 (2.33%) Veritas
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