The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Benchmarking
England / London
Rank 364 393 372
Rank change year-on-year +29 -21  
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 36 35 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.18% 0.16% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.19% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 20 26
Median daily rate £500 £435 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.94% +1.16%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £398 £350
% change year-on-year +6.78% +13.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Median hourly rate £22.50 - £22.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 - £20.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 - £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 London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 16576 18773 17205
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 85.15% 85.14% 82.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 11916 13556 12086
Median daily rate £480 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 193 243
Median hourly rate £31.92 £22.50 £20.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.86% +10.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £12.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Benchmarking
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

Benchmarking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Benchmarking in London

Benchmarking
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Benchmarking in London over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Benchmarking in London

Benchmarking
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Benchmarking in London

Benchmarking
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Benchmarking within the London region over the 3 months to 24 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
City of London +1 2 £500 -16.66% 3
Feltham - 1 - -
Benchmarking
England

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

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

1 30 (37.97%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (32.91%) User Experience
3 24 (30.38%) SQL
4 23 (29.11%) Degree
5 21 (26.58%) Analytics
6 20 (25.32%) Performance Tuning
6 20 (25.32%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (25.32%) SQL Server
7 19 (24.05%) JavaScript
7 19 (24.05%) HTML
7 19 (24.05%) Windows
8 17 (21.52%) Finance
8 17 (21.52%) Psychology
8 17 (21.52%) Anthropology
9 16 (20.25%) Computer Science
10 15 (18.99%) Banking
10 15 (18.99%) Oracle
11 14 (17.72%) Usability Testing
12 13 (16.46%) Java
12 13 (16.46%) Linux
13 12 (15.19%) LAN
13 12 (15.19%) WAN
13 12 (15.19%) HTTP
13 12 (15.19%) Hadoop
13 12 (15.19%) Web Analytics
14 11 (13.92%) Intel
14 11 (13.92%) SAN
14 11 (13.92%) XML
15 10 (12.66%) Solaris
15 10 (12.66%) Apache

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in 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 10 (12.66%) Apache
1 10 (12.66%) IIS
1 10 (12.66%) Tomcat
1 10 (12.66%) WebSphere
2 9 (11.39%) Oracle Coherence
2 9 (11.39%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 8 (10.13%) DataSynapse
4 4 (5.06%) Apache Spark
5 3 (3.80%) Apache Pig
5 3 (3.80%) Apache Qpid
5 3 (3.80%) SAS
5 3 (3.80%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.53%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (2.53%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (1.27%) Apache Solr
7 1 (1.27%) CMS
7 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.27%) JBoss
7 1 (1.27%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (10.13%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.53%) MS Office
2 2 (2.53%) SPSS
3 1 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.27%) MS Project
3 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Eloqua
1 1 (1.27%) Radian6
1 1 (1.27%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.33%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.06%) Google App Engine
2 4 (5.06%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.27%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.27%) BlueKai
3 1 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (15.19%) HTTP
1 12 (15.19%) LAN
1 12 (15.19%) WAN
2 11 (13.92%) SAN
3 10 (12.66%) FCoE
3 10 (12.66%) Fibre Channel
3 10 (12.66%) iSCSI
3 10 (12.66%) NAS
4 9 (11.39%) Multicast
5 7 (8.86%) Internet
6 3 (3.80%) SNMP
7 2 (2.53%) VPN
7 2 (2.53%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.27%) Network Security
8 1 (1.27%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (25.32%) SQL Server
2 12 (15.19%) Hadoop
3 10 (12.66%) HBase
4 5 (6.33%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (5.06%) Apache Hive
6 3 (3.80%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (2.53%) Big Data
7 2 (2.53%) Impala
7 2 (2.53%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.53%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.53%) Sqoop
8 1 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (1.27%) Couchbase
8 1 (1.27%) DataStax
8 1 (1.27%) HCatalog
8 1 (1.27%) MariaDB
8 1 (1.27%) MarkLogic
8 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Power View
8 1 (1.27%) Redis
8 1 (1.27%) Riak
Development Applications
1 5 (6.33%) Git (software)
1 5 (6.33%) Moq
2 4 (5.06%) Mercurial
2 4 (5.06%) Subversion
3 2 (2.53%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.27%) Axure RP
4 1 (1.27%) Hudson
4 1 (1.27%) Maven
General
1 17 (21.52%) Finance
2 15 (18.99%) Banking
3 5 (6.33%) Marketing
4 3 (3.80%) Legal
4 3 (3.80%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.53%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.53%) Retail
6 1 (1.27%) Advertising
6 1 (1.27%) Billing
6 1 (1.27%) Front Office
6 1 (1.27%) Local Government
6 1 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (21.52%) Architect
2 13 (16.46%) User Researcher
3 10 (12.66%) Analyst
3 10 (12.66%) Infrastructure Architect
4 9 (11.39%) Developer
5 6 (7.59%) User Experience Researcher
6 5 (6.33%) .NET Architect
6 5 (6.33%) .NET Technical Architect
6 5 (6.33%) Technical Architect
7 4 (5.06%) Business Analyst
7 4 (5.06%) Consultant
7 4 (5.06%) Data Analyst
7 4 (5.06%) iOS Developer
8 3 (3.80%) Digital Architect
9 2 (2.53%) Designer
9 2 (2.53%) DevOps Architect
9 2 (2.53%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 2 (2.53%) Programme Manager
9 2 (2.53%) Project Manager
9 2 (2.53%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (24.05%) HTML
2 11 (13.92%) XML
3 10 (12.66%) Middleware
4 9 (11.39%) RESTful
5 8 (10.13%) AngularJS
5 8 (10.13%) Rendezvous
5 8 (10.13%) XSLT
6 7 (8.86%) CSS
7 6 (7.59%) .NET
7 6 (7.59%) HTML5
7 6 (7.59%) Web Services
8 5 (6.33%) ASP.NET
8 5 (6.33%) WCF
9 4 (5.06%) Core Animation
9 4 (5.06%) Core Data
10 3 (3.80%) Hibernate
10 3 (3.80%) JSON
10 3 (3.80%) JSON-LD
10 3 (3.80%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (3.80%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (37.97%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (32.91%) User Experience
3 16 (20.25%) Computer Science
4 6 (7.59%) Mobile App
5 5 (6.33%) Online Banking
6 4 (5.06%) Animation
6 4 (5.06%) NHS
7 3 (3.80%) Credit Risk
7 3 (3.80%) Digital Media
7 3 (3.80%) Semantic Web
7 3 (3.80%) Virtual Team
7 3 (3.80%) W3C
8 2 (2.53%) Algorithms
8 2 (2.53%) Digital TV
8 2 (2.53%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (1.27%) Biotechnology
9 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.27%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 19 (24.05%) Windows
2 13 (16.46%) Linux
3 10 (12.66%) Solaris
4 4 (5.06%) Apple iOS
4 4 (5.06%) Unix
5 2 (2.53%) Android
5 2 (2.53%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.53%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.53%) Windows 8
5 2 (2.53%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (26.58%) Analytics
2 20 (25.32%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (25.32%) Performance Tuning
3 17 (21.52%) Anthropology
3 17 (21.52%) Psychology
4 14 (17.72%) Usability Testing
5 12 (15.19%) Web Analytics
6 9 (11.39%) Scrum
7 8 (10.13%) DevOps
8 7 (8.86%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (7.59%) Project Management
9 6 (7.59%) Service Design
9 6 (7.59%) Software Engineering
10 5 (6.33%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (6.33%) Ethnography
10 5 (6.33%) Inversion of Control
10 5 (6.33%) Qualitative Research
10 5 (6.33%) Software Delivery
10 5 (6.33%) Translating Business Requirements
10 5 (6.33%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 24 (30.38%) SQL
2 19 (24.05%) JavaScript
3 13 (16.46%) Java
4 6 (7.59%) T-SQL
5 5 (6.33%) C#
5 5 (6.33%) TypeScript
6 3 (3.80%) C
6 3 (3.80%) SPARQL
7 2 (2.53%) R
7 2 (2.53%) VBA
8 1 (1.27%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (29.11%) Degree
2 1 (1.27%) AWS Certification
2 1 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.27%) CISA
2 1 (1.27%) CISM
2 1 (1.27%) CISSP
2 1 (1.27%) ISEB
2 1 (1.27%) MBA
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.27%) PhD
2 1 (1.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.33%) Actionable Recommendations
2 3 (3.80%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.53%) QA
4 1 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.27%) FedRAMP
4 1 (1.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (12.66%) Hyper-V
1 10 (12.66%) NFS
1 10 (12.66%) SRDF
1 10 (12.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (11.39%) KVM
2 9 (11.39%) Oracle RAC
2 9 (11.39%) Xen
3 3 (3.80%) Shibboleth
4 2 (2.53%) Apache Flume
4 2 (2.53%) HDFS
5 1 (1.27%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (1.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.80%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.53%) Kibana
2 2 (2.53%) logstash
2 2 (2.53%) OpenAM
3 1 (1.27%) Ambari
3 1 (1.27%) Ansible
3 1 (1.27%) Grafana
3 1 (1.27%) Graphite
3 1 (1.27%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.27%) Oozie
3 1 (1.27%) Puppet
3 1 (1.27%) StatsD
Vendors
1 15 (18.99%) Oracle
2 11 (13.92%) Intel
3 10 (12.66%) Cisco
3 10 (12.66%) EMC
3 10 (12.66%) IBM
3 10 (12.66%) NetApp
3 10 (12.66%) VMware
4 9 (11.39%) Sybase
4 9 (11.39%) TIBCO
5 5 (6.33%) Google
6 4 (5.06%) AppDynamics
6 4 (5.06%) Teradata
7 3 (3.80%) Microsoft
7 3 (3.80%) MuleSoft
8 2 (2.53%) Apple
8 2 (2.53%) SAP
8 2 (2.53%) Sophos
8 2 (2.53%) Symantec
9 1 (1.27%) Informatica
9 1 (1.27%) MicroStrategy