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 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Benchmarking
UK / England
Rank 516 541 510
Rank change year-on-year +25 -31  
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 58 72 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.18% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 41 60
Median daily rate £475 £400 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +8.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £194 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £394 £350
% change year-on-year +7.86% +12.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £20.00 £20.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £20.00 £34.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £21.50 -
% change year-on-year +74.41% -  

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 34360 40698 38684
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.28% 82.96% 80.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 22779 27017 24364
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 862 1001 1130
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £48.01
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Benchmarking in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 March 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 +31 36 £500 +14.94% 14
South East +18 8 £425 +10.38% 10
East of England +2 5 - - 3
Yorkshire +18 4 £429 -4.72%
East Midlands +3 3 £420 +281.81% 1
West Midlands +6 2 £400 - 1
Benchmarking
UK

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 37 (29.13%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (27.56%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (27.56%) Degree
3 33 (25.98%) User Experience
4 30 (23.62%) SQL
5 28 (22.05%) Analytics
6 27 (21.26%) SQL Server
7 26 (20.47%) Finance
8 24 (18.90%) Performance Tuning
9 23 (18.11%) HTML
9 23 (18.11%) Java
10 22 (17.32%) Windows
11 21 (16.54%) JavaScript
12 20 (15.75%) Linux
13 18 (14.17%) Oracle
13 18 (14.17%) Banking
13 18 (14.17%) Hadoop
14 17 (13.39%) Psychology
14 17 (13.39%) HBase
14 17 (13.39%) WAN
14 17 (13.39%) LAN
14 17 (13.39%) Anthropology
15 16 (12.60%) Middleware
15 16 (12.60%) Computer Science
16 15 (11.81%) Apache
17 14 (11.02%) Tomcat
17 14 (11.02%) SAN
17 14 (11.02%) Scrum
17 14 (11.02%) Usability Testing
18 13 (10.24%) VMware Infrastructure

Benchmarking
Top Related 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 15 (11.81%) Apache
2 14 (11.02%) Tomcat
3 13 (10.24%) IIS
4 11 (8.66%) WebSphere
5 10 (7.87%) Oracle Coherence
5 10 (7.87%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 9 (7.09%) DataSynapse
7 8 (6.30%) Apache Spark
8 5 (3.94%) Cloud Foundry
9 4 (3.15%) Apache Pig
9 4 (3.15%) SharePoint
10 3 (2.36%) Apache Qpid
10 3 (2.36%) Confluence
10 3 (2.36%) GemFire
10 3 (2.36%) SAS
11 2 (1.57%) Apache Solr
11 2 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.79%) nginx
Applications
1 10 (7.87%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.30%) MS Office
3 7 (5.51%) MS Visio
4 4 (3.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (3.15%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (1.57%) SPSS
6 1 (0.79%) HipChat
6 1 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.79%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.79%) Eloqua
1 1 (0.79%) Radian6
1 1 (0.79%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.30%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.15%) GitHub
2 4 (3.15%) Google Analytics
2 4 (3.15%) Google App Engine
2 4 (3.15%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (2.36%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.36%) PaaS
4 1 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.79%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.79%) BlueKai
4 1 (0.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (13.39%) LAN
1 17 (13.39%) WAN
2 14 (11.02%) SAN
3 13 (10.24%) HTTP
3 13 (10.24%) NAS
4 11 (8.66%) FCoE
4 11 (8.66%) Fibre Channel
4 11 (8.66%) iSCSI
5 10 (7.87%) Multicast
6 8 (6.30%) Internet
7 4 (3.15%) Radio Access Network
8 3 (2.36%) SNMP
9 2 (1.57%) Firewall
9 2 (1.57%) VPN
9 2 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.79%) 2G
10 1 (0.79%) 3G
10 1 (0.79%) GSM
10 1 (0.79%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.79%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (21.26%) SQL Server
2 18 (14.17%) Hadoop
3 17 (13.39%) HBase
4 7 (5.51%) Apache Hive
5 6 (4.72%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (3.94%) Big Data
7 4 (3.15%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (2.36%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (2.36%) NoSQL
8 3 (2.36%) Oracle Exadata
8 3 (2.36%) Relational Database
8 3 (2.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (2.36%) Sqoop
9 2 (1.57%) Impala
9 2 (1.57%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.57%) MySQL
9 2 (1.57%) OLTP
9 2 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.79%) DB2
10 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (7.87%) Git (software)
2 6 (4.72%) Jenkins
3 5 (3.94%) Axure RP
3 5 (3.94%) Moq
4 4 (3.15%) Gradle
4 4 (3.15%) Mercurial
4 4 (3.15%) Subversion
5 3 (2.36%) JIRA
5 3 (2.36%) JUnit
6 2 (1.57%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.57%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.79%) Hudson
7 1 (0.79%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.79%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.79%) Maven
7 1 (0.79%) Protractor
7 1 (0.79%) TeamCity
General
1 26 (20.47%) Finance
2 18 (14.17%) Banking
3 10 (7.87%) Legal
4 8 (6.30%) Telecoms
5 6 (4.72%) Marketing
6 3 (2.36%) Retail
7 2 (1.57%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.79%) Advertising
8 1 (0.79%) Billing
8 1 (0.79%) French Language
8 1 (0.79%) Front Office
8 1 (0.79%) Games
8 1 (0.79%) Local Government
8 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.79%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (19.69%) Architect
2 20 (15.75%) Analyst
3 15 (11.81%) Developer
4 13 (10.24%) User Researcher
5 12 (9.45%) Infrastructure Architect
6 11 (8.66%) Business Analyst
7 7 (5.51%) Designer
7 7 (5.51%) Technical Architect
8 6 (4.72%) User Experience Researcher
8 6 (4.72%) UX Designer
9 5 (3.94%) .NET Architect
9 5 (3.94%) .NET Technical Architect
9 5 (3.94%) Java Developer
9 5 (3.94%) Process Analyst
9 5 (3.94%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (3.15%) Business Improvement Analyst
10 4 (3.15%) Business Process Improvement Analyst
10 4 (3.15%) Consultant
10 4 (3.15%) Data Analyst
10 4 (3.15%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (18.11%) HTML
2 16 (12.60%) Middleware
3 12 (9.45%) XML
4 11 (8.66%) AngularJS
5 10 (7.87%) RESTful
6 9 (7.09%) Rendezvous
6 9 (7.09%) XSLT
7 8 (6.30%) CSS
8 7 (5.51%) HTML5
8 7 (5.51%) Web Services
9 6 (4.72%) .NET
9 6 (4.72%) JSON
10 5 (3.94%) ASP.NET
10 5 (3.94%) Kafka
10 5 (3.94%) Spring
10 5 (3.94%) WCF
11 4 (3.15%) Core Animation
11 4 (3.15%) Core Data
11 4 (3.15%) RabbitMQ
12 3 (2.36%) JSON-LD
Miscellaneous
1 37 (29.13%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (25.98%) User Experience
3 16 (12.60%) Computer Science
4 8 (6.30%) NHS
5 7 (5.51%) Management Information System
5 7 (5.51%) Virtual Team
6 6 (4.72%) Mobile App
7 5 (3.94%) Online Banking
8 4 (3.15%) Animation
8 4 (3.15%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (3.15%) Taxonomies
9 3 (2.36%) Clustering
9 3 (2.36%) Credit Risk
9 3 (2.36%) Data Centre
9 3 (2.36%) Digital Media
9 3 (2.36%) Semantic Web
9 3 (2.36%) W3C
10 2 (1.57%) Digital TV
10 2 (1.57%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (1.57%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 22 (17.32%) Windows
2 20 (15.75%) Linux
3 11 (8.66%) Solaris
4 9 (7.09%) Unix
5 4 (3.15%) Apple iOS
5 4 (3.15%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.57%) Android
6 2 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.57%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.57%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.57%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (27.56%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (22.05%) Analytics
3 24 (18.90%) Performance Tuning
4 17 (13.39%) Anthropology
4 17 (13.39%) Psychology
5 14 (11.02%) Scrum
5 14 (11.02%) Usability Testing
6 12 (9.45%) Performance Management
6 12 (9.45%) Web Analytics
7 11 (8.66%) Project Management
8 10 (7.87%) DevOps
9 9 (7.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (7.09%) Translating Business Requirements
10 8 (6.30%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (6.30%) Visualisation
11 7 (5.51%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (5.51%) Enterprise Architecture
11 7 (5.51%) Service Design
11 7 (5.51%) TDD
11 7 (5.51%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 30 (23.62%) SQL
2 23 (18.11%) Java
3 21 (16.54%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.72%) T-SQL
5 5 (3.94%) C
5 5 (3.94%) C#
5 5 (3.94%) TypeScript
6 4 (3.15%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.36%) SPARQL
8 2 (1.57%) C++
8 2 (1.57%) R
8 2 (1.57%) VBA
9 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.79%) Perl
9 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.79%) Python
9 1 (0.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 35 (27.56%) Degree
2 7 (5.51%) ISEB
3 4 (3.15%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.36%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.79%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.79%) CISA
5 1 (0.79%) CISM
5 1 (0.79%) CISSP
5 1 (0.79%) MBA
5 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.79%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.51%) QA
2 6 (4.72%) Data Quality
3 5 (3.94%) Actionable Recommendations
4 2 (1.57%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.79%) FedRAMP
5 1 (0.79%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.79%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (10.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (9.45%) Oracle RAC
3 11 (8.66%) Hyper-V
3 11 (8.66%) NFS
3 11 (8.66%) SRDF
4 10 (7.87%) KVM
4 10 (7.87%) Xen
5 6 (4.72%) HDFS
6 4 (3.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (2.36%) Active Directory
7 3 (2.36%) Apache Flume
7 3 (2.36%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.36%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.57%) Ambari
2 2 (1.57%) Ansible
2 2 (1.57%) Hadoop YARN
2 2 (1.57%) Kibana
2 2 (1.57%) logstash
2 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (1.57%) Oozie
2 2 (1.57%) OpenAM
2 2 (1.57%) Puppet
3 1 (0.79%) Grafana
3 1 (0.79%) Graphite
3 1 (0.79%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.79%) StatsD
Vendors
1 18 (14.17%) Oracle
2 13 (10.24%) Cisco
2 13 (10.24%) VMware
3 12 (9.45%) Intel
3 12 (9.45%) Microsoft
4 11 (8.66%) EMC
4 11 (8.66%) IBM
4 11 (8.66%) NetApp
5 10 (7.87%) Sybase
5 10 (7.87%) TIBCO
6 9 (7.09%) Google
7 6 (4.72%) Teradata
8 5 (3.94%) Adobe
9 4 (3.15%) AppDynamics
10 3 (2.36%) Cognos
10 3 (2.36%) MuleSoft
11 2 (1.57%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.57%) SAP
11 2 (1.57%) Sophos
11 2 (1.57%) Symantec
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