Period
to 13 December 2018

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 6 months to 13 December 2018 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
England > London
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 553 533 520
Rank change year-on-year -20 -13 -1
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 80 116 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.17% 0.24% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.28% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 89 66
London median daily rate £475 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% - +18.20%
10th Percentile £350 £323 £325
90th Percentile £590 £938 £694
England median daily rate £425 £473 £440
% change year-on-year -10.05% +7.39% +8.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
London median hourly rate £27.50 £19.82 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.75% -9.91% +37.50%
10th Percentile £26.25 £19.82 £19.75
90th Percentile £28.75 £19.82 £30.72
England median hourly rate £27.50 £19.82 £23.68
% change year-on-year +38.75% -16.30% +31.23%

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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 41,383 41,867 38,807
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.87% 88.17% 87.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,849 30,454 27,745
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £306
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 470 391 435
London median hourly rate £24.04 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.84% +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.30 £12.05
90th Percentile £54.71 £48.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £24.69 £22.84
% change year-on-year -10.88% +8.10% +3.80%

Benchmarking
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Benchmarking in London

Benchmarking
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 13 December 2018. 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
Central London -11 20 £500 +11.11% 5
West London -1 7 £400 +110.53% 5
South London -27 1 £440 -12.00% 1
Benchmarking
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Benchmarking also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region with a requirement for Benchmarking.

1 31 (38.75%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (26.25%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (22.50%) Unix
4 16 (20.00%) Git (software)
4 16 (20.00%) Open Source
5 15 (18.75%) Java
5 15 (18.75%) Jenkins
6 14 (17.50%) SQL
6 14 (17.50%) Linux
6 14 (17.50%) Python
7 13 (16.25%) Finance
7 13 (16.25%) Analytics
7 13 (16.25%) DevOps
7 13 (16.25%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (15.00%) Test Automation
9 11 (13.75%) Banking
10 10 (12.50%) Validation
10 10 (12.50%) Windows
10 10 (12.50%) JavaScript
10 10 (12.50%) User Experience
10 10 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
11 9 (11.25%) Coaching
11 9 (11.25%) RESTful
11 9 (11.25%) NoSQL
11 9 (11.25%) JIRA
12 8 (10.00%) Selenium
12 8 (10.00%) QA
12 8 (10.00%) Cucumber
12 8 (10.00%) Puppet
12 8 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure

Benchmarking
Co-occurring 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 5 (6.25%) Confluence
2 4 (5.00%) Apache
2 4 (5.00%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.50%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.50%) IIS
3 2 (2.50%) SAS
4 1 (1.25%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.25%) InVision
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (7.50%) IaaS
3 4 (5.00%) Office 365
4 3 (3.75%) GitHub
4 3 (3.75%) npm
4 3 (3.75%) Sauce Labs
5 2 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (1.25%) BlazeMeter
6 1 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.25%) PaaS
6 1 (1.25%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.00%) LAN
1 4 (5.00%) VPN
2 3 (3.75%) WAN
3 2 (2.50%) Firewall
3 2 (2.50%) NAS
3 2 (2.50%) SAN
4 1 (1.25%) BGP
4 1 (1.25%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (1.25%) DWDM
4 1 (1.25%) EIGRP
4 1 (1.25%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.25%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (1.25%) IGMP
4 1 (1.25%) IPsec
4 1 (1.25%) Junos
4 1 (1.25%) MPLS
4 1 (1.25%) OSPF
4 1 (1.25%) tcpdump
4 1 (1.25%) VPLS
4 1 (1.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.25%) NoSQL
2 5 (6.25%) Data Mining
3 4 (5.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.75%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (3.75%) Big Data
4 3 (3.75%) Hadoop
4 3 (3.75%) HBase
5 2 (2.50%) Parquet
6 1 (1.25%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.25%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (1.25%) Mahout
6 1 (1.25%) MySQL
6 1 (1.25%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 16 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 15 (18.75%) Jenkins
3 9 (11.25%) JIRA
4 8 (10.00%) Appium
4 8 (10.00%) Cucumber
4 8 (10.00%) Selenium
5 5 (6.25%) Mercurial
6 3 (3.75%) Subversion
7 2 (2.50%) Gradle
7 2 (2.50%) HP UFT
7 2 (2.50%) Jasmine
7 2 (2.50%) JMeter
7 2 (2.50%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (2.50%) TestDirector
7 2 (2.50%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.25%) Babel
8 1 (1.25%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (1.25%) Sublime Text
8 1 (1.25%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.25%) webpack
General
1 13 (16.25%) Finance
2 11 (13.75%) Banking
3 6 (7.50%) Retail Banking
4 5 (6.25%) Legal
5 4 (5.00%) Marketing
6 3 (3.75%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (3.75%) Publishing
7 2 (2.50%) Front Office
8 1 (1.25%) Automotive
8 1 (1.25%) Digital Economy
8 1 (1.25%) Retail
8 1 (1.25%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (20.00%) Developer
2 11 (13.75%) Analyst
3 7 (8.75%) User Researcher
4 5 (6.25%) Consultant
5 4 (5.00%) Designer
5 4 (5.00%) Migration Manager
5 4 (5.00%) Quality Engineer
5 4 (5.00%) Technical Specialist
5 4 (5.00%) Test Manager
5 4 (5.00%) Virtualisation Specialist
5 4 (5.00%) Windows Specialist
6 3 (3.75%) Android Developer
6 3 (3.75%) Content Designer
6 3 (3.75%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (3.75%) Java Developer
6 3 (3.75%) Linux Specialist
6 3 (3.75%) React Developer
6 3 (3.75%) Risk Analyst
6 3 (3.75%) Senior Designer
6 3 (3.75%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.25%) RESTful
2 7 (8.75%) REST
3 6 (7.50%) JSON
4 5 (6.25%) RxJava
5 4 (5.00%) Android SDK
5 4 (5.00%) Middleware
6 3 (3.75%) .NET
6 3 (3.75%) Spring
7 2 (2.50%) Apache Avro
7 2 (2.50%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (2.50%) HTML
7 2 (2.50%) HTML5
7 2 (2.50%) Jest
7 2 (2.50%) Kafka
7 2 (2.50%) Node.js
7 2 (2.50%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (2.50%) React
7 2 (2.50%) Redux
7 2 (2.50%) Web Services
8 1 (1.25%) Immutable.js
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.25%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (12.50%) User Experience
3 6 (7.50%) W3C
4 4 (5.00%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (5.00%) NHS
4 4 (5.00%) Virtual Team
5 3 (3.75%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.75%) Data Structures
5 3 (3.75%) Equities
5 3 (3.75%) PKI
5 3 (3.75%) Smartcard
6 2 (2.50%) Algorithms
6 2 (2.50%) Clustering
6 2 (2.50%) Market Risk
6 2 (2.50%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.25%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.25%) Fintech
7 1 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 18 (22.50%) Unix
2 14 (17.50%) Linux
3 10 (12.50%) Windows
4 8 (10.00%) Windows 10
5 5 (6.25%) Android
6 4 (5.00%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.50%) Windows Server
8 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (38.75%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (26.25%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (20.00%) Open Source
4 13 (16.25%) Analytics
4 13 (16.25%) DevOps
5 12 (15.00%) Test Automation
6 10 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
6 10 (12.50%) Validation
7 9 (11.25%) Coaching
8 8 (10.00%) Migration
9 7 (8.75%) Usability Testing
9 7 (8.75%) Web Analytics
10 6 (7.50%) BDD
10 6 (7.50%) Front End Development
10 6 (7.50%) ITIL
10 6 (7.50%) Performance Engineering
10 6 (7.50%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (7.50%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (7.50%) Test Strategy
11 5 (6.25%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.75%) Java
2 14 (17.50%) Python
2 14 (17.50%) SQL
3 10 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 7 (8.75%) C#
5 5 (6.25%) Perl
6 4 (5.00%) PowerShell
6 4 (5.00%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.50%) C++
7 2 (2.50%) CQL
7 2 (2.50%) Java 8
7 2 (2.50%) Scala
7 2 (2.50%) VBA
8 1 (1.25%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.25%) C
8 1 (1.25%) ES6
8 1 (1.25%) JSX
8 1 (1.25%) Kotlin
8 1 (1.25%) Tcl
8 1 (1.25%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (8.75%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.50%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (7.50%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.00%) CCNA
3 4 (5.00%) Degree
4 3 (3.75%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (3.75%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (2.50%) CISA
5 2 (2.50%) CISM
5 2 (2.50%) CISSP
5 2 (2.50%) CRISC
5 2 (2.50%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.50%) SAS Certification
6 1 (1.25%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.00%) QA
2 6 (7.50%) WAI
3 2 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.25%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (8.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (7.50%) Active Directory
3 5 (6.25%) vSphere
4 4 (5.00%) BitLocker
4 4 (5.00%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (3.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (3.75%) HDFS
5 3 (3.75%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (2.50%) Docker
7 1 (1.25%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.25%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 8 (10.00%) Puppet
2 7 (8.75%) Ansible
2 7 (8.75%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (5.00%) SCCM
4 3 (3.75%) CA Service Virtualization
4 3 (3.75%) Hadoop YARN
4 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.25%) Ambari
6 1 (1.25%) Cacti
6 1 (1.25%) Grafana
6 1 (1.25%) Nagios
6 1 (1.25%) Oozie
6 1 (1.25%) WSUS
6 1 (1.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 8 (10.00%) Perfecto Mobile
1 8 (10.00%) VMware
2 7 (8.75%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.50%) Google
4 5 (6.25%) Cisco
4 5 (6.25%) Citrix
4 5 (6.25%) SaltStack
5 3 (3.75%) Adobe
5 3 (3.75%) CA
5 3 (3.75%) Ivanti
5 3 (3.75%) Shavlik
6 2 (2.50%) OpenLink
7 1 (1.25%) Arista
7 1 (1.25%) Juniper
7 1 (1.25%) McAfee
7 1 (1.25%) NetScout
7 1 (1.25%) Oracle
7 1 (1.25%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.25%) StatPro
7 1 (1.25%) Workday