Period
to 23 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 23 January 2018 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 > South East
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 315 322 368
Rank change year-on-year +7 +46 -12
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 64 37 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.39% 0.24% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.30% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 10
South East median daily rate £333 £398 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.35% +1.92% -10.86%
10th Percentile £163 £363 £157
90th Percentile £521 £584 £513
England median daily rate £473 £450 £416
% change year-on-year +5.00% +8.11% -5.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
South East median hourly rate £33.00 £22.59 £26.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.08% -13.27% -
10th Percentile £20.95 £21.04 £18.03
90th Percentile £37.50 £23.54 £34.46
England median hourly rate £22.41 £23.09 £20.00
% change year-on-year -2.94% +15.45% -29.82%

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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 13,740 12,542 14,701
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.84% 82.21% 80.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,281 7,529 8,781
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £265 £250 £253
90th Percentile £581 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 417 503 621
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.04% -18.33% +62.16%
10th Percentile £11.20 £11.06 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.25 £49.49 £52.50
England median hourly rate £23.63 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.50% +8.70% +15.00%

Benchmarking
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Benchmarking as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Benchmarking in the South East

Benchmarking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Benchmarking in the South East

Benchmarking
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Benchmarking in the South East over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Benchmarking in the South East

Benchmarking
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Benchmarking in the South East

Benchmarking
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Benchmarking in the South East over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Benchmarking in the South East

Benchmarking
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Benchmarking within the South East region over the 6 months to 23 January 2018. 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
Hampshire +36 37 £500 -4.76%
Thames Valley -7 16 £290 -44.10% 2
Berkshire -2 14 £290 - 2
Surrey -29 7 £525 -4.55% 2
Buckinghamshire -33 1 £255 -50.84%
Middlesex - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Benchmarking
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, 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 South East region with a requirement for Benchmarking.

1 39 (60.94%) Virtual Team
2 36 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (56.25%) Git (software)
3 35 (54.69%) Java
4 34 (53.13%) Linux
4 34 (53.13%) Hadoop
4 34 (53.13%) HBase
4 34 (53.13%) HDFS
5 32 (50.00%) Linux Command Line
5 32 (50.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 32 (50.00%) Kafka
5 32 (50.00%) GitHub
5 32 (50.00%) Gradle
5 32 (50.00%) Jenkins
5 32 (50.00%) Apache
5 32 (50.00%) Unix
5 32 (50.00%) Shell Script
5 32 (50.00%) Middleware
5 32 (50.00%) TDD
5 32 (50.00%) Spring
5 32 (50.00%) Degree
5 32 (50.00%) JSON
5 32 (50.00%) Unit Testing
6 31 (48.44%) System Testing
6 31 (48.44%) J2EE
6 31 (48.44%) Big Data
7 23 (35.94%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (35.94%) REST
8 19 (29.69%) RabbitMQ
8 19 (29.69%) Apache Avro

Benchmarking
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 32 (50.00%) Apache
2 15 (23.44%) Apache Spark
3 13 (20.31%) Cloud Foundry
3 13 (20.31%) GemFire
3 13 (20.31%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (3.13%) CMS
4 2 (3.13%) Drupal
4 2 (3.13%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 11 (17.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (10.94%) MS Visio
4 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (4.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Oracle CRM
1 2 (3.13%) Oracle CRM On Demand
2 1 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (50.00%) GitHub
2 13 (20.31%) PaaS
3 2 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.13%) Google Analytics
3 2 (3.13%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (53.13%) Hadoop
1 34 (53.13%) HBase
2 31 (48.44%) Big Data
3 19 (29.69%) Parquet
4 15 (23.44%) Apache Hive
5 13 (20.31%) OLTP
6 1 (1.56%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 36 (56.25%) Git (software)
2 32 (50.00%) Gradle
2 32 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 14 (21.88%) JUnit
4 13 (20.31%) IntelliJ
5 4 (6.25%) Android Studio
5 4 (6.25%) gulp
5 4 (6.25%) webpack
5 4 (6.25%) Xcode
6 1 (1.56%) JMeter
6 1 (1.56%) Mockito
General
1 6 (9.38%) Finance
1 6 (9.38%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.81%) Military
3 4 (6.25%) Marketing
4 3 (4.69%) Electronics
5 2 (3.13%) Banking
5 2 (3.13%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 37 (57.81%) Developer
2 30 (46.88%) Java Developer
3 23 (35.94%) Big Data Developer
4 7 (10.94%) Analyst
4 7 (10.94%) Deployment Manager
4 7 (10.94%) Quality Manager
5 4 (6.25%) Agile Developer
5 4 (6.25%) Agile Java Developer
5 4 (6.25%) iOS Developer
5 4 (6.25%) Mobile Developer
6 2 (3.13%) Android Developer
6 2 (3.13%) Architect
6 2 (3.13%) Big Data Architect
6 2 (3.13%) Business Analyst
6 2 (3.13%) Change Manager
6 2 (3.13%) Cloud Architect
6 2 (3.13%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (3.13%) Data Architect
6 2 (3.13%) iOS Android Developer
6 2 (3.13%) Reward Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (50.00%) JSON
1 32 (50.00%) Kafka
1 32 (50.00%) Middleware
1 32 (50.00%) Spring
2 31 (48.44%) J2EE
3 23 (35.94%) REST
4 19 (29.69%) Apache Avro
4 19 (29.69%) RabbitMQ
5 13 (20.31%) Apache Camel
5 13 (20.31%) RESTful
5 13 (20.31%) Spark Streaming
5 13 (20.31%) Spring Boot
5 13 (20.31%) Spring Integration
6 7 (10.94%) Web Services
7 6 (9.38%) HTML
8 5 (7.81%) AngularJS
9 4 (6.25%) Angular 2
9 4 (6.25%) CSS3
9 4 (6.25%) HTML5
9 4 (6.25%) Ionic Framework
Miscellaneous
1 39 (60.94%) Virtual Team
2 32 (50.00%) Linux Command Line
3 13 (20.31%) Replication
4 6 (9.38%) Management Information System
5 5 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (7.81%) Computer Science
6 4 (6.25%) Mobile App
7 2 (3.13%) Social Media
8 1 (1.56%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 34 (53.13%) Linux
2 32 (50.00%) Unix
3 13 (20.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (6.25%) Android
4 4 (6.25%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (50.00%) TDD
2 32 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 31 (48.44%) System Testing
4 23 (35.94%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (28.13%) BDD
6 17 (26.56%) Scrum
7 14 (21.88%) Performance Tuning
8 13 (20.31%) Acceptance Criteria
8 13 (20.31%) ETL
8 13 (20.31%) MapReduce
8 13 (20.31%) User Stories
8 13 (20.31%) Validation
9 11 (17.19%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (14.06%) Risk Management
11 7 (10.94%) Change Management
11 7 (10.94%) Coaching
11 7 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (10.94%) Virtual Team Management
12 6 (9.38%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (54.69%) Java
2 32 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 17 (26.56%) SQL
4 5 (7.81%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.13%) PHP
6 1 (1.56%) C#
6 1 (1.56%) R
6 1 (1.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 32 (50.00%) Degree
2 4 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (6.25%) Master's Degree
3 3 (4.69%) PMI Certification
3 3 (4.69%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (21.88%) QA
2 6 (9.38%) PMO
3 1 (1.56%) Data Quality
System Software
1 34 (53.13%) HDFS
2 32 (50.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 19 (29.69%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (1.56%) Ansible
2 1 (1.56%) logstash
2 1 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (20.31%) Red Hat
2 5 (7.81%) Progress
2 5 (7.81%) Xerox
3 4 (6.25%) Google
3 4 (6.25%) Huawei
3 4 (6.25%) Oracle
4 3 (4.69%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.13%) Adobe
5 2 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.56%) Dynatrace