Period
to 15 June 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 15 June 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
15 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 538 534 507
Rank change year-on-year -4 -27 +12
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 47 95 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.12% 0.21% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.24% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 65 54
London median daily rate £475 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £356 £313 £315
90th Percentile £638 £675 £616
England median daily rate £488 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +10.80% +3.53% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
London median hourly rate £21.13 £27.50 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.18% +20.88% +5.81%
10th Percentile £20.49 £25.83 £17.75
90th Percentile £21.46 £33.15 £27.25
England median hourly rate £36.60 £27.36 £50.00
% change year-on-year +33.80% -45.29% +140.96%

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 35,618 39,528 34,587
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 88.87% 88.31% 87.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,357 28,554 24,831
London median daily rate £520 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +4.28%
10th Percentile £340 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 559 396
London median hourly rate £24.98 £24.09 £24.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.67% -3.37% +18.71%
10th Percentile £12.50 £14.00 £12.83
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £24.95 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +13.41% -12.00% -

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 15 June 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 15 June 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
West London +23 6 £525 -
Central London -6 5 £463 -2.63%
Benchmarking
England

For the 6 months to 15 June 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 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (23.40%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (23.40%) User Experience
3 10 (21.28%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (19.15%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (19.15%) Analytics
5 8 (17.02%) Finance
6 7 (14.89%) Degree
6 7 (14.89%) User Stories
7 6 (12.77%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
7 6 (12.77%) Actionable Insight
7 6 (12.77%) Local Government
7 6 (12.77%) Marketing
7 6 (12.77%) Service Delivery
7 6 (12.77%) SAP
8 5 (10.64%) SQL
8 5 (10.64%) Adobe
8 5 (10.64%) Psychology
8 5 (10.64%) Field Research
8 5 (10.64%) Heuristic Evaluation
8 5 (10.64%) Power BI
8 5 (10.64%) Decision-Making
8 5 (10.64%) Power Platform
9 4 (8.51%) Acceptance Criteria
9 4 (8.51%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
9 4 (8.51%) Cognitive Psychology
9 4 (8.51%) Fintech
9 4 (8.51%) Wireframes
9 4 (8.51%) Actionable Recommendations
9 4 (8.51%) Root Cause Analysis

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 (2.13%) Apache
1 1 (2.13%) CMS
1 1 (2.13%) Confluence
1 1 (2.13%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 3 (6.38%) InVision
1 3 (6.38%) Marvel
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (6.38%) Sketch
2 2 (4.26%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (2.13%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.64%) Power Platform
2 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.38%) Office 365
3 2 (4.26%) GitHub
3 2 (4.26%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (4.26%) Veeva
4 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.13%) Google Analytics
4 1 (2.13%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) DNS
2 1 (2.13%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) Power BI
2 2 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.26%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.26%) QlikView
3 1 (2.13%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.13%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.13%) HBase
3 1 (2.13%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Axure RP
2 2 (4.26%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.13%) Appium
3 1 (2.13%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.13%) GitLab
3 1 (2.13%) Gradle
3 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.13%) JIRA
3 1 (2.13%) Selenium
3 1 (2.13%) webpack
3 1 (2.13%) WebPagetest
General
1 8 (17.02%) Finance
2 6 (12.77%) Local Government
2 6 (12.77%) Marketing
3 3 (6.38%) Legal
4 2 (4.26%) Banking
4 2 (4.26%) Games
4 2 (4.26%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.26%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (4.26%) Retail
5 1 (2.13%) Electronics
5 1 (2.13%) Front Office
5 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (27.66%) Analyst
2 5 (10.64%) User Researcher
3 4 (8.51%) Architect
3 4 (8.51%) Data Analyst
3 4 (8.51%) Developer
4 3 (6.38%) Designer
4 3 (6.38%) Project Manager
4 3 (6.38%) UI Designer
4 3 (6.38%) UI/UX Designer
4 3 (6.38%) UX Designer
5 2 (4.26%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (4.26%) Insight Analyst
5 2 (4.26%) Product Manager
5 2 (4.26%) SAP Manager
5 2 (4.26%) Senior Designer
5 2 (4.26%) Senior UI Designer
5 2 (4.26%) Senior UX Designer
5 2 (4.26%) Service Manager
5 2 (4.26%) Services Delivery Manager
5 2 (4.26%) Training Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) HTML
2 3 (6.38%) RESTful
3 2 (4.26%) JSON
3 2 (4.26%) Kafka
4 1 (2.13%) Android SDK
4 1 (2.13%) Apache Avro
4 1 (2.13%) DOM
4 1 (2.13%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.13%) GraphQL
4 1 (2.13%) Immutable.js
4 1 (2.13%) Middleware
4 1 (2.13%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (2.13%) React
4 1 (2.13%) React Native
4 1 (2.13%) Redux
4 1 (2.13%) REST
4 1 (2.13%) RxJava
4 1 (2.13%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.40%) User Experience
2 9 (19.15%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.51%) NHS
4 3 (6.38%) FMCG
4 3 (6.38%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.38%) Mobile App
5 2 (4.26%) e-Learning
5 2 (4.26%) Learning Management System
5 2 (4.26%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (2.13%) Credit Derivative
6 1 (2.13%) Cyberattack
6 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.13%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.13%) Derivative
6 1 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (2.13%) Reference Data
6 1 (2.13%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (2.13%) Tandem
6 1 (2.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.38%) Windows
2 2 (4.26%) Linux
2 2 (4.26%) Unix
2 2 (4.26%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (23.40%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (21.28%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (19.15%) Analytics
5 7 (14.89%) User Stories
6 6 (12.77%) Actionable Insight
6 6 (12.77%) Service Delivery
6 6 (12.77%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
7 5 (10.64%) Decision-Making
7 5 (10.64%) Field Research
7 5 (10.64%) Heuristic Evaluation
7 5 (10.64%) Psychology
8 4 (8.51%) Acceptance Criteria
8 4 (8.51%) Cognitive Psychology
8 4 (8.51%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (8.51%) Fintech
8 4 (8.51%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
8 4 (8.51%) Performance Analysis
8 4 (8.51%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (8.51%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.64%) SQL
2 3 (6.38%) JavaScript
2 3 (6.38%) Python
3 2 (4.26%) Java
3 2 (4.26%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.13%) C#
4 1 (2.13%) R
4 1 (2.13%) Scala
4 1 (2.13%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (14.89%) Degree
2 2 (4.26%) SANS
3 1 (2.13%) CISSP
3 1 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) Actionable Recommendations
2 2 (4.26%) PMO
2 2 (4.26%) QA
2 2 (4.26%) SLA
2 2 (4.26%) Web Application Security Consortium
3 1 (2.13%) NCSC
3 1 (2.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (2.13%) Docker
2 1 (2.13%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) Grafana
1 1 (2.13%) Graphite
1 1 (2.13%) Hadoop YARN
1 1 (2.13%) Kubernetes
1 1 (2.13%) Marathon
1 1 (2.13%) Mesos
Vendors
1 6 (12.77%) SAP
2 5 (10.64%) Adobe
3 3 (6.38%) Citrix
3 3 (6.38%) VMware
4 2 (4.26%) Ariba
4 2 (4.26%) Concur
4 2 (4.26%) Google
4 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.26%) Remedy
5 1 (2.13%) AppDynamics
5 1 (2.13%) Bloomberg
5 1 (2.13%) FactSet
5 1 (2.13%) Foundry
5 1 (2.13%) Perfecto Mobile
5 1 (2.13%) Tableau