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 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Benchmarking
England / North West
Rank - 157 136
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 0 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West - 0.078% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.095% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 8
Median daily rate - £300 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -18.64%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £398 £350
% change year-on-year +6.78% +13.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £21.50 -
% change year-on-year +74.41% -  

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 2106 3169 2731
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 82.33% 82.55% 78.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1335 1905 1506
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 128 128
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.84 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.70 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Benchmarking in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Benchmarking in the North West

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (60.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (40.00%) NHS
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Information Management
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (20.00%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (20.00%) Financial Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Predictive Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Data Quality
3 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Information Governance
3 1 (20.00%) Line Management
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Time Management
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Management

Benchmarking
Top Related 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 (20.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Business Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Finance Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Information Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Information Officer
2 1 (20.00%) IT Finance Manager
2 1 (20.00%) IT Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Quality Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (60.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (40.00%) NHS
3 1 (20.00%) Freedom of Information
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
1 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Case Management
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Financial Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Information Governance
2 1 (20.00%) Information Management
2 1 (20.00%) Line Management
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (20.00%) Portfolio Management
2 1 (20.00%) Predictive Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) Data Quality
1 1 (20.00%) PMO
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft