Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 528 502 531
Rank change year-on-year -26 +29 -16
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 101 114 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.22% 0.25% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.29% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 87 71
London median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £313 £315 £306
90th Percentile £675 £938 £638
England median daily rate £439 £450 £440
% change year-on-year -2.50% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
London median hourly rate £27.50 £21.41 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.44% -2.68% +37.50%
10th Percentile £26.25 £20.09 £19.54
90th Percentile £28.75 £23.13 £26.79
England median hourly rate £20.17 £38.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -46.92% +72.73% +10.00%

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 40,034 39,666 38,906
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.52% 88.03% 87.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,906 28,709 27,978
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £663 £640
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 366 407
London median hourly rate £21.13 £22.81 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.39% +6.09% +7.50%
10th Percentile £13.31 £13.12 £11.39
90th Percentile £53.13 £50.00 £52.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.82 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.39% +10.31% +3.52%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +7 27 £513 +22.75% 2
West London -5 5 £375 +97.37% 7
East London - 4 £438 - 5
South London -30 1 £440 -7.37%
Benchmarking
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 37 (36.63%) Finance
1 37 (36.63%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (31.68%) Continuous Integration
3 28 (27.72%) Git (software)
3 28 (27.72%) DevOps
4 27 (26.73%) Microsoft Azure
5 24 (23.76%) User Experience
6 22 (21.78%) Analytics
7 21 (20.79%) JavaScript
8 20 (19.80%) OAuth
8 20 (19.80%) OpenID
9 19 (18.81%) REST
10 18 (17.82%) Mercurial
10 18 (17.82%) JSON
10 18 (17.82%) JIRA
11 16 (15.84%) Release Management
11 16 (15.84%) RESTful
11 16 (15.84%) Subversion
11 16 (15.84%) Apple iOS
11 16 (15.84%) Microservices
12 15 (14.85%) PaaS
12 15 (14.85%) Visual Studio
13 14 (13.86%) Visual Studio Team System
13 14 (13.86%) API Integration
13 14 (13.86%) React Native
13 14 (13.86%) JSX
13 14 (13.86%) Cosmos DB
13 14 (13.86%) AngularJS
13 14 (13.86%) Mobile App
13 14 (13.86%) OAuth2

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 (4.95%) SAS
1 5 (4.95%) Skype for Business
2 4 (3.96%) Confluence
3 3 (2.97%) Apache
4 2 (1.98%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.98%) IIS
5 1 (0.99%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.99%) CMS
5 1 (0.99%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.99%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.99%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.99%) InVision
Business Applications
1 6 (5.94%) SAP ERP
1 6 (5.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (26.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (14.85%) PaaS
3 7 (6.93%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (4.95%) IaaS
4 5 (4.95%) Office 365
5 3 (2.97%) npm
6 2 (1.98%) GitHub
7 1 (0.99%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.94%) VPN
2 5 (4.95%) LAN
3 4 (3.96%) WAN
4 3 (2.97%) NAS
4 3 (2.97%) SAN
5 2 (1.98%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.98%) Firewall
5 2 (1.98%) Skype
5 2 (1.98%) Wireless
6 1 (0.99%) Anycast
6 1 (0.99%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (0.99%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.99%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.99%) Junos
6 1 (0.99%) Multicast
6 1 (0.99%) NX-OS
6 1 (0.99%) OpenFlow
6 1 (0.99%) Plixer Scrutinizer
6 1 (0.99%) tcpdump
6 1 (0.99%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.86%) Cosmos DB
2 6 (5.94%) SAP HANA
3 5 (4.95%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.96%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.97%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.98%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.98%) Big Data
6 2 (1.98%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.99%) HBase
7 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.99%) Parquet
7 1 (0.99%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (27.72%) Git (software)
2 18 (17.82%) JIRA
2 18 (17.82%) Mercurial
3 16 (15.84%) Subversion
4 15 (14.85%) Visual Studio
5 14 (13.86%) Sublime Text
5 14 (13.86%) Visual Studio Team System
6 11 (10.89%) Jenkins
7 3 (2.97%) Appium
7 3 (2.97%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.97%) Selenium
8 2 (1.98%) Jasmine
8 2 (1.98%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (1.98%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.98%) TestDirector
9 1 (0.99%) Babel
9 1 (0.99%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.99%) Gradle
9 1 (0.99%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.99%) webpack
General
1 37 (36.63%) Finance
2 9 (8.91%) Banking
3 6 (5.94%) Marketing
4 4 (3.96%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.97%) Legal
5 3 (2.97%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.98%) Billing
6 2 (1.98%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.99%) Automotive
7 1 (0.99%) Digital Economy
7 1 (0.99%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.99%) Front Office
7 1 (0.99%) Games
7 1 (0.99%) Retail
7 1 (0.99%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 30 (29.70%) Developer
2 15 (14.85%) Analyst
2 15 (14.85%) React Developer
3 14 (13.86%) Applications Developer
3 14 (13.86%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 10 (9.90%) Digital Developer
5 8 (7.92%) Architect
6 7 (6.93%) User Researcher
7 6 (5.94%) Identity Management Architect
7 6 (5.94%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (4.95%) Consultant
9 4 (3.96%) Market Analyst
9 4 (3.96%) Market Risk Analyst
9 4 (3.96%) Migration Manager
9 4 (3.96%) Risk Analyst
9 4 (3.96%) Technical Specialist
9 4 (3.96%) Test Manager
9 4 (3.96%) TOGAF Architect
9 4 (3.96%) Virtualisation Specialist
9 4 (3.96%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (19.80%) OAuth
1 20 (19.80%) OpenID
2 19 (18.81%) REST
3 18 (17.82%) JSON
4 16 (15.84%) RESTful
5 14 (13.86%) AngularJS
5 14 (13.86%) OAuth2
5 14 (13.86%) React Native
6 6 (5.94%) SailPoint
6 6 (5.94%) SAML
7 5 (4.95%) React
8 4 (3.96%) .NET
8 4 (3.96%) RxJava
9 3 (2.97%) Android SDK
9 3 (2.97%) HTML
9 3 (2.97%) Middleware
9 3 (2.97%) Web Services
10 2 (1.98%) HTML5
10 2 (1.98%) Node.js
10 2 (1.98%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 24 (23.76%) User Experience
2 14 (13.86%) Mobile App
3 12 (11.88%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.93%) Management Information System
5 6 (5.94%) W3C
6 4 (3.96%) Data Centre
6 4 (3.96%) Market Risk
6 4 (3.96%) NHS
7 3 (2.97%) Data Structures
7 3 (2.97%) Equities
7 3 (2.97%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (2.97%) PKI
7 3 (2.97%) Smartcard
7 3 (2.97%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.98%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.98%) Clustering
8 2 (1.98%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.98%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.99%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 16 (15.84%) Apple iOS
2 13 (12.87%) Unix
3 12 (11.88%) Linux
3 12 (11.88%) Windows
4 9 (8.91%) Android
5 8 (7.92%) Windows 10
6 4 (3.96%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.98%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.99%) AIX
8 1 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.99%) Solaris
8 1 (0.99%) SUSE
8 1 (0.99%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.99%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (36.63%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (31.68%) Continuous Integration
3 28 (27.72%) DevOps
4 22 (21.78%) Analytics
5 16 (15.84%) Microservices
5 16 (15.84%) Release Management
6 14 (13.86%) API Integration
7 13 (12.87%) Open Source
8 12 (11.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (10.89%) Identity Management
9 11 (10.89%) Validation
10 9 (8.91%) Migration
10 9 (8.91%) Translating Business Requirements
11 8 (7.92%) Enterprise Architecture
11 8 (7.92%) Scrum
11 8 (7.92%) Test Automation
12 7 (6.93%) Business Analysis
12 7 (6.93%) Software Engineering
12 7 (6.93%) Usability Testing
12 7 (6.93%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 21 (20.79%) JavaScript
2 14 (13.86%) JSX
3 13 (12.87%) SQL
4 10 (9.90%) Java
4 10 (9.90%) Python
5 6 (5.94%) C#
6 5 (4.95%) Perl
7 4 (3.96%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.96%) VBA
8 3 (2.97%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.98%) CQL
9 2 (1.98%) Java 8
9 2 (1.98%) Scala
10 1 (0.99%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.99%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.99%) ES6
10 1 (0.99%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.99%) Tcl
10 1 (0.99%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (9.90%) Degree
2 7 (6.93%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (5.94%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.94%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.94%) TOGAF Certification
4 5 (4.95%) SAS Certification
5 4 (3.96%) CCNA
6 2 (1.98%) CISA
6 2 (1.98%) CISM
6 2 (1.98%) CISSP
6 2 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.98%) CRISC
6 2 (1.98%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.94%) COBIT
1 6 (5.94%) QA
1 6 (5.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 6 (5.94%) WAI
2 2 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.98%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.99%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (6.93%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.96%) BitLocker
3 4 (3.96%) Virtual Servers
3 4 (3.96%) vSphere
4 3 (2.97%) Docker
5 2 (1.98%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.99%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.99%) HDFS
6 1 (0.99%) NFS
6 1 (0.99%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.99%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 7 (6.93%) Puppet
2 6 (5.94%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (5.94%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 5 (4.95%) Ansible
4 4 (3.96%) SCCM
5 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.99%) Cacti
7 1 (0.99%) Grafana
7 1 (0.99%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.99%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.99%) Nagios
7 1 (0.99%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.99%) WSUS
7 1 (0.99%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 13 (12.87%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.93%) Oracle
2 7 (6.93%) VMware
3 6 (5.94%) Citrix
3 6 (5.94%) Ping Identity
3 6 (5.94%) SAP
4 5 (4.95%) Cisco
5 4 (3.96%) Google
5 4 (3.96%) OpenLink
5 4 (3.96%) SaltStack
6 3 (2.97%) Adobe
6 3 (2.97%) Ivanti
6 3 (2.97%) Perfecto Mobile
6 3 (2.97%) Shavlik
7 2 (1.98%) HP
7 2 (1.98%) Juniper
7 2 (1.98%) McAfee
8 1 (0.99%) Apple
8 1 (0.99%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.99%) StatPro