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 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
England / London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 381 380 377
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3  
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 41 47 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.20% 0.22% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.25% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 36 35
Median daily rate £388 £455 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.83% -1.08%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £285 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -7.27% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £23.00 - -
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 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 17919 18449 19236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 86.65% 85.29% 82.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 12848 13494 13624
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 158 261
Median hourly rate £27.00 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -2.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £43.75 £55.00
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 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 23 June 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 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 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
City of London -11 4 £330 -30.15% 1
Feltham - 2 - -
Benchmarking
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 London region with a requirement for Benchmarking.

1 36 (47.37%) Degree
2 32 (42.11%) User Experience
3 29 (38.16%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (34.21%) Analytics
5 21 (27.63%) Computer Science
5 21 (27.63%) Finance
6 20 (26.32%) Psychology
6 20 (26.32%) Anthropology
7 16 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (21.05%) Banking
7 16 (21.05%) Usability Testing
7 16 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (21.05%) Web Analytics
7 16 (21.05%) Git (software)
8 14 (18.42%) RESTful
9 13 (17.11%) Push Notifications
10 12 (15.79%) Computer Science Degree
10 12 (15.79%) Subversion
10 12 (15.79%) SQL
11 11 (14.47%) Java
11 11 (14.47%) JavaScript
12 10 (13.16%) Apple iOS
12 10 (13.16%) Performance Tuning
13 9 (11.84%) iOS Development
13 9 (11.84%) Core Data
13 9 (11.84%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (11.84%) Core Animation
13 9 (11.84%) Animation
13 9 (11.84%) SQL Server
13 9 (11.84%) Microsoft Excel

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 6 (7.89%) Tomcat
1 6 (7.89%) WebSphere
2 5 (6.58%) JBoss
3 3 (3.95%) Apache
3 3 (3.95%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (3.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (2.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (2.63%) Apache Pig
4 2 (2.63%) Apache Solr
4 2 (2.63%) Apache Spark
4 2 (2.63%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (2.63%) CMS
4 2 (2.63%) Mule
5 1 (1.32%) DataSynapse
5 1 (1.32%) IIS
5 1 (1.32%) nginx
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (11.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Eloqua
1 2 (2.63%) Radian6
1 2 (2.63%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.58%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.26%) Google App Engine
2 4 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.63%) BlueKai
4 2 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.63%) PaaS
4 2 (2.63%) SaaS
5 1 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.32%) Bluemix
5 1 (1.32%) Force.com
5 1 (1.32%) IaaS
5 1 (1.32%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (1.32%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.32%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.53%) SSL
2 3 (3.95%) Internet
2 3 (3.95%) LAN
2 3 (3.95%) WAN
3 2 (2.63%) FCoE
3 2 (2.63%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (2.63%) iSCSI
3 2 (2.63%) Multicast
3 2 (2.63%) NAS
3 2 (2.63%) Network Security
3 2 (2.63%) SAN
4 1 (1.32%) Firewall
4 1 (1.32%) HTTP
4 1 (1.32%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.32%) VPN
4 1 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.84%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.58%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.95%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.95%) HBase
3 3 (3.95%) MySQL
3 3 (3.95%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.63%) Apache Hive
4 2 (2.63%) DataStax
4 2 (2.63%) MariaDB
4 2 (2.63%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.63%) Sqoop
5 1 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Power View
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.32%) Power BI
5 1 (1.32%) QlikView
5 1 (1.32%) Redis
Development Applications
1 16 (21.05%) Git (software)
2 12 (15.79%) Subversion
3 8 (10.53%) Bitbucket
4 5 (6.58%) Jenkins
4 5 (6.58%) Xcode
5 4 (5.26%) Mercurial
6 2 (2.63%) Hudson
6 2 (2.63%) Maven
7 1 (1.32%) Appium
7 1 (1.32%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.32%) Selenium
General
1 21 (27.63%) Finance
2 16 (21.05%) Banking
3 5 (6.58%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.95%) Legal
4 3 (3.95%) Marketing
5 2 (2.63%) Billing
6 1 (1.32%) Advertising
6 1 (1.32%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (25.00%) Developer
2 17 (22.37%) User Researcher
3 9 (11.84%) iOS Developer
4 6 (7.89%) Analyst
5 5 (6.58%) Architect
5 5 (6.58%) User Experience Researcher
6 4 (5.26%) Java Developer
6 4 (5.26%) Project Manager
6 4 (5.26%) UI Developer
6 4 (5.26%) UI/UX Developer
6 4 (5.26%) UX Developer
6 4 (5.26%) Xamarin Developer
7 3 (3.95%) J2EE Developer
7 3 (3.95%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 3 (3.95%) SOA Developer
8 2 (2.63%) Applications Architect
8 2 (2.63%) Business Analyst
8 2 (2.63%) Data Analyst
8 2 (2.63%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (2.63%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.42%) RESTful
2 9 (11.84%) Core Animation
2 9 (11.84%) Core Data
3 7 (9.21%) AngularJS
4 6 (7.89%) Middleware
5 5 (6.58%) Cocoa
5 5 (6.58%) Cocoa Touch
5 5 (6.58%) Spring
5 5 (6.58%) Web Services
6 4 (5.26%) Hibernate
6 4 (5.26%) HTML
7 3 (3.95%) CSS
7 3 (3.95%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (3.95%) J2EE
7 3 (3.95%) Java EE
7 3 (3.95%) JSON
7 3 (3.95%) Node.js
7 3 (3.95%) OAuth
7 3 (3.95%) SAML
7 3 (3.95%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 32 (42.11%) User Experience
2 29 (38.16%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (27.63%) Computer Science
4 9 (11.84%) Animation
5 8 (10.53%) PKI
6 6 (7.89%) NHS
7 5 (6.58%) Blackberry
8 4 (5.26%) Mobile App
9 3 (3.95%) Management Information System
9 3 (3.95%) Robotics
10 2 (2.63%) Algorithms
10 2 (2.63%) Digital TV
10 2 (2.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (2.63%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (2.63%) Private Cloud
10 2 (2.63%) Social Media
11 1 (1.32%) Data Centre
11 1 (1.32%) Reinsurance
11 1 (1.32%) Tandem
11 1 (1.32%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.16%) Apple iOS
2 7 (9.21%) Linux
3 3 (3.95%) Windows
4 2 (2.63%) Solaris
5 1 (1.32%) Android
5 1 (1.32%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.32%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.32%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (34.21%) Analytics
2 20 (26.32%) Anthropology
2 20 (26.32%) Psychology
3 16 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (21.05%) Usability Testing
3 16 (21.05%) Web Analytics
4 13 (17.11%) Push Notifications
5 10 (13.16%) Performance Tuning
6 9 (11.84%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (11.84%) iOS Development
7 8 (10.53%) Cryptography
7 8 (10.53%) Project Management
7 8 (10.53%) TDD
8 7 (9.21%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (7.89%) Performance Management
10 5 (6.58%) PRINCE2
10 5 (6.58%) Scrum
10 5 (6.58%) SOA
10 5 (6.58%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.79%) SQL
2 11 (14.47%) Java
2 11 (14.47%) JavaScript
3 5 (6.58%) Apple Swift
3 5 (6.58%) Objective-C
4 4 (5.26%) C#
5 3 (3.95%) Python
5 3 (3.95%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.63%) VBA
7 1 (1.32%) R
Qualifications
1 36 (47.37%) Degree
2 12 (15.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (5.26%) Master's Degree
4 3 (3.95%) CISA
4 3 (3.95%) CISM
4 3 (3.95%) CISSP
5 1 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.32%) MBA
5 1 (1.32%) PhD
5 1 (1.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.26%) Actionable Recommendations
2 3 (3.95%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.95%) QA
3 2 (2.63%) FedRAMP
4 1 (1.32%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (1.32%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.32%) GDPR
4 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.63%) Apache Flume
2 2 (2.63%) Docker
2 2 (2.63%) HDFS
2 2 (2.63%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.63%) KVM
2 2 (2.63%) NFS
2 2 (2.63%) SRDF
2 2 (2.63%) Xen
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (3.95%) Kibana
1 3 (3.95%) logstash
2 2 (2.63%) Puppet
3 1 (1.32%) Ansible
3 1 (1.32%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (1.32%) Grafana
3 1 (1.32%) Graphite
3 1 (1.32%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.32%) OpenAM
3 1 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.32%) StatsD
Vendors
1 7 (9.21%) Apple
1 7 (9.21%) Oracle
2 6 (7.89%) Google
3 4 (5.26%) Xamarin
4 3 (3.95%) IBM
4 3 (3.95%) VMware
5 2 (2.63%) Ab Initio
5 2 (2.63%) Adobe
5 2 (2.63%) Birst
5 2 (2.63%) Brandwatch
5 2 (2.63%) Cisco
5 2 (2.63%) Cloudera
5 2 (2.63%) EMC
5 2 (2.63%) Informatica
5 2 (2.63%) Intel
5 2 (2.63%) NetApp
5 2 (2.63%) NetBase
5 2 (2.63%) Sysomos
6 1 (1.32%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (1.32%) MuleSoft
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Westbourne Partners
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