Period
to 16 November 2019

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 16 November 2019 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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 508 533 523
Rank change year-on-year +25 -10 +8
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 42 98 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.12% 0.21% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.24% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 64 88
London median daily rate £475 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £284 £316 £315
90th Percentile £635 £669 £938
England median daily rate £443 £445 £450
% change year-on-year -0.45% -1.11% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
London median hourly rate £18.50 £27.50 £21.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.73% +28.44% -2.68%
10th Percentile £17.75 £26.25 £20.09
90th Percentile £19.25 £28.75 £23.13
England median hourly rate £18.50 £27.50 £19.82
% change year-on-year -32.73% +38.75% -9.91%

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 31,420 40,816 41,484
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.83% 88.17% 88.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,529 29,434 30,113
London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £663
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 475 398
London median hourly rate £24.08 £23.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +2.22% +3.73%
10th Percentile £12.44 £13.20 £13.31
90th Percentile £53.75 £54.41 £50.60
England median hourly rate £24.00 £22.00 £23.32
% change year-on-year +9.09% -5.66% +2.12%

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 16 November 2019.

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 16 November 2019. 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 +16 8 £515 +0.49% 3
West London +20 3 £475 +18.75% 2
South London +39 1 - - 1
East London +27 1 £255 -34.62% 3
Benchmarking
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 2019, 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 12 (28.57%) Finance
2 10 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (16.67%) TDD
3 7 (16.67%) RESTful
3 7 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (14.29%) OO
4 6 (14.29%) Degree
4 6 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (11.90%) Analytics
5 5 (11.90%) Translating Business Requirements
5 5 (11.90%) Public Sector
5 5 (11.90%) Project Management
5 5 (11.90%) DNS
5 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
5 5 (11.90%) Windows
6 4 (9.52%) Legal
6 4 (9.52%) Risk Management
6 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
6 4 (9.52%) JavaScript
6 4 (9.52%) SQL
6 4 (9.52%) Psychology
6 4 (9.52%) Usability Testing
6 4 (9.52%) OWASP
6 4 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (9.52%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (9.52%) Asset Management
6 4 (9.52%) Validation
6 4 (9.52%) SANS
6 4 (9.52%) Wireframes
6 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management

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 1 (2.38%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (2.38%) Confluence
1 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) Azure
2 2 (4.76%) AWS
3 1 (2.38%) Amazon ECS
3 1 (2.38%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.38%) GCP
3 1 (2.38%) GitHub
3 1 (2.38%) Google Analytics
3 1 (2.38%) IaaS
3 1 (2.38%) PaaS
3 1 (2.38%) Power Platform
3 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.90%) DNS
2 1 (2.38%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (2.38%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (2.38%) LAN
2 1 (2.38%) Multicast
2 1 (2.38%) NAS
2 1 (2.38%) SAN
2 1 (2.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (7.14%) Redis
2 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.38%) Power BI
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) RSpec
2 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.38%) JIRA
2 1 (2.38%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 12 (28.57%) Finance
2 5 (11.90%) Public Sector
3 4 (9.52%) Legal
4 3 (7.14%) Banking
4 3 (7.14%) Marketing
4 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
5 2 (4.76%) Front Office
5 2 (4.76%) Local Government
5 2 (4.76%) Retail
6 1 (2.38%) Billing
6 1 (2.38%) Digital Economy
6 1 (2.38%) Electronics
6 1 (2.38%) Games
6 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.38%) Publishing
6 1 (2.38%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) Analyst
2 7 (16.67%) Developer
3 5 (11.90%) Business Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Data Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) User Researcher
5 3 (7.14%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Analyst Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Business Systems Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Designer
6 2 (4.76%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Ruby Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Ruby Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Support Specialist
6 2 (4.76%) Workday Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Workday Developer
7 1 (2.38%) Content Designer
7 1 (2.38%) HR Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Telecoms Specialist
7 1 (2.38%) Transformation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.67%) RESTful
2 3 (7.14%) CSS
2 3 (7.14%) D3.js
2 3 (7.14%) HTML
2 3 (7.14%) HTML5 Canvas
2 3 (7.14%) JSON
2 3 (7.14%) Node.js
2 3 (7.14%) Ruby on Rails
2 3 (7.14%) Sidekiq
2 3 (7.14%) SVG
3 1 (2.38%) GraphQL
3 1 (2.38%) Kafka
3 1 (2.38%) Middleware
3 1 (2.38%) React
3 1 (2.38%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (9.52%) Self-Motivation
1 4 (9.52%) User Experience
2 3 (7.14%) Cyberattack
3 2 (4.76%) Credit Risk
3 2 (4.76%) Derivative
3 2 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.38%) Cloud Native
4 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.38%) FMCG
4 1 (2.38%) NHS
4 1 (2.38%) Tandem
4 1 (2.38%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.90%) Windows
2 4 (9.52%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.38%) Linux
3 1 (2.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (16.67%) TDD
3 6 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (14.29%) OO
4 5 (11.90%) Analytics
4 5 (11.90%) Project Management
4 5 (11.90%) Translating Business Requirements
5 4 (9.52%) Asset Management
5 4 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (9.52%) Heuristic Evaluation
5 4 (9.52%) OWASP
5 4 (9.52%) Psychology
5 4 (9.52%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (9.52%) Risk Management
5 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 4 (9.52%) Test Strategy
5 4 (9.52%) Usability Testing
5 4 (9.52%) Validation
5 4 (9.52%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.52%) JavaScript
1 4 (9.52%) SQL
2 3 (7.14%) Ruby
3 2 (4.76%) C++
3 2 (4.76%) Python
4 1 (2.38%) Java
4 1 (2.38%) MATLAB
4 1 (2.38%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) Degree
2 4 (9.52%) SANS
3 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.76%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.76%) PhD
5 1 (2.38%) AAT
5 1 (2.38%) ACCA
5 1 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.38%) CIMA
5 1 (2.38%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) Actionable Recommendations
1 4 (9.52%) Web Application Security Consortium
2 2 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Docker
1 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.38%) KVM
1 1 (2.38%) NFS
1 1 (2.38%) SRDF
1 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.38%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) Ansible
2 1 (2.38%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.38%) Marathon
2 1 (2.38%) Mesos
2 1 (2.38%) Puppet
2 1 (2.38%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.76%) Google
2 2 (4.76%) Northgate
2 2 (4.76%) Tableau
3 1 (2.38%) CA
3 1 (2.38%) Cisco
3 1 (2.38%) EMC
3 1 (2.38%) Foundry
3 1 (2.38%) NetApp
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle
3 1 (2.38%) SAP
3 1 (2.38%) VMware
3 1 (2.38%) Workday