The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 - 75
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.16% - 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% - 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £550 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -7.27% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 513 524 703
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 81.17% 78.68% 79.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 278 360
Median daily rate £425 £425 £377
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 17 58
Median hourly rate £17.63 £25.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.47% -23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.84 £15.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £47.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Benchmarking
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

Benchmarking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Benchmarking in Hertfordshire

Benchmarking
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Benchmarking within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 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
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £550 -
Benchmarking
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Benchmarking.

1 1 (50.00%) GSM
1 1 (50.00%) WCDMA
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) CCIE
1 1 (50.00%) CCNP
1 1 (50.00%) CCDP
1 1 (50.00%) CISSP
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Juniper
1 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (50.00%) 3G
1 1 (50.00%) Symantec
1 1 (50.00%) McAfee
1 1 (50.00%) Forcepoint
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (50.00%) 2G
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) CCSE
1 1 (50.00%) Computacenter
1 1 (50.00%) Sourcefire
1 1 (50.00%) Local Government
1 1 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) Wireshark
1 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (50.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (50.00%) HSPA
1 1 (50.00%) LTE

Benchmarking
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) 2G
1 1 (50.00%) 3G
1 1 (50.00%) 4G
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco ISE
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) GSM
1 1 (50.00%) HSPA
1 1 (50.00%) LTE
1 1 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (50.00%) WCDMA
1 1 (50.00%) Wireshark
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Local Government
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Designer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Designer
1 1 (50.00%) Security Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Designer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Network Designer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Change Control
1 1 (50.00%) Compliance Audit
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (50.00%) High Availability
1 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (50.00%) Presales
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CCDP
1 1 (50.00%) CCIE
1 1 (50.00%) CCNP
1 1 (50.00%) CCSE
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (50.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) GPG13
1 1 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 1 (50.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Actix
1 1 (50.00%) Aruba
1 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Computacenter
1 1 (50.00%) CyberArk
1 1 (50.00%) F5
1 1 (50.00%) FireEye
1 1 (50.00%) Forcepoint
1 1 (50.00%) Juniper
1 1 (50.00%) McAfee
1 1 (50.00%) Palo Alto
1 1 (50.00%) Sourcefire
1 1 (50.00%) Symantec