The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 22 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 / North West
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 135 149 143
Rank change year-on-year +14 -6  
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 2 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.068% 0.31% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.084% 0.38% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 5
Median daily rate £450 £300 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -33.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -7.27% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £13.00
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 the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2373 3157 2926
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 80.96% 82.15% 78.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1400 1990 1677
Median daily rate £410 £418 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.79% +8.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £571 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 75 128
Median hourly rate £39.75 £28.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.47% -13.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.57 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £57.75
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 the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Benchmarking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Benchmarking in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Benchmarking in the North West

Benchmarking
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Benchmarking in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Benchmarking in the North West

Benchmarking
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Benchmarking within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 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
Merseyside - 2 £450 -
Benchmarking
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 North West region with a requirement for Benchmarking.

1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 2 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (100.00%) Logistics
1 2 (100.00%) Statistical Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) Marketing
1 2 (100.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis

Benchmarking
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
General
1 2 (100.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Category Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Logistics
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 2 (100.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 2 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (100.00%) Statistical Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft