Period
to 25 July 2017

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 25 July 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 > South East
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 335 358 364
Rank change year-on-year +23 +6 -28
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 24 28 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.15% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.18% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 27
South East median daily rate £425 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.44% +4.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £383 £250 £275
90th Percentile £475 £480 £420
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £50.50 £21.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +134.88% +34.38% -52.73%

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 South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 13256 15258 15866
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 82.56% 81.99% 80.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 7704 9362 9147
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +4.83%
10th Percentile £263 £258 £250
90th Percentile £561 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 494 535 561
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11% +7.14%
10th Percentile £11.72 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.38 £50.70 £47.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.96
% change year-on-year - +13.87% +6.86%

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 25 July 2017.

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
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 25 July 2017. 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 +23 11 £425 +10.39% 1
Thames Valley +7 7 £469 -
West Sussex - 4 £383 -
Berkshire +31 3 - -
Buckinghamshire -19 3 £488 -
Surrey -13 2 £413 +65.00%
Oxfordshire - 1 £450 -
Benchmarking
England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 South East region with a requirement for Benchmarking.

1 11 (45.83%) Java
2 10 (41.67%) Degree
3 9 (37.50%) Linux
3 9 (37.50%) Unix
3 9 (37.50%) Shell Script
4 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (29.17%) Virtual Team
6 6 (25.00%) Linux Command Line
6 6 (25.00%) HDFS
6 6 (25.00%) TDD
6 6 (25.00%) Spring
6 6 (25.00%) Middleware
6 6 (25.00%) Apache
6 6 (25.00%) J2EE
6 6 (25.00%) Unit Testing
6 6 (25.00%) System Testing
6 6 (25.00%) Git (software)
6 6 (25.00%) Hadoop
6 6 (25.00%) HBase
6 6 (25.00%) Kafka
6 6 (25.00%) GitHub
6 6 (25.00%) Gradle
6 6 (25.00%) Jenkins
7 5 (20.83%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (20.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (20.83%) JSON
7 5 (20.83%) ITIL
7 5 (20.83%) HP
7 5 (20.83%) EMC
7 5 (20.83%) Red Hat

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 6 (25.00%) Apache
2 2 (8.33%) Apache Spark
2 2 (8.33%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (8.33%) Confluence
2 2 (8.33%) GemFire
2 2 (8.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Sprinklr
1 3 (12.50%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 6 (25.00%) GitHub
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (8.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
2 3 (12.50%) SAN
3 1 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) Hadoop
1 6 (25.00%) HBase
2 4 (16.67%) Parquet
3 3 (12.50%) Big Data
4 2 (8.33%) Apache Hive
4 2 (8.33%) OLTP
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 6 (25.00%) Gradle
1 6 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (8.33%) IntelliJ
2 2 (8.33%) JIRA
2 2 (8.33%) JUnit
General
1 5 (20.83%) Telecoms
2 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Legal
3 3 (12.50%) Marketing
3 3 (12.50%) Publishing
4 2 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Developer
1 5 (20.83%) Java Developer
2 3 (12.50%) Administrator
2 3 (12.50%) Linux Administrator
2 3 (12.50%) Marketing Manager
2 3 (12.50%) Scrum Master
2 3 (12.50%) Social Media Manager
2 3 (12.50%) Solaris Administrator
2 3 (12.50%) Unix Administrator
3 2 (8.33%) Agile Scrum Master
3 2 (8.33%) Applications Developer
3 2 (8.33%) Big Data Developer
3 2 (8.33%) Category Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Designer
3 2 (8.33%) Hadoop Developer
3 2 (8.33%) Java Applications Developer
3 2 (8.33%) Java Hadoop Developer
3 2 (8.33%) Java Scrum Master
4 1 (4.17%) Storage Architect
4 1 (4.17%) Supplier Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) J2EE
1 6 (25.00%) Kafka
1 6 (25.00%) Middleware
1 6 (25.00%) Spring
2 5 (20.83%) JSON
3 4 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (16.67%) REST
4 2 (8.33%) AngularJS
4 2 (8.33%) Apache Avro
4 2 (8.33%) Apache Camel
4 2 (8.33%) HTML
4 2 (8.33%) Java EE
4 2 (8.33%) RESTful
4 2 (8.33%) Spark Streaming
4 2 (8.33%) Spring Boot
4 2 (8.33%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Virtual Team
2 6 (25.00%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (12.50%) Blog
4 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
4 3 (12.50%) Data Centre
4 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 3 (12.50%) Social Media
5 2 (8.33%) Data Structures
5 2 (8.33%) HP Storage
5 2 (8.33%) Replication
6 1 (4.17%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) Linux
1 9 (37.50%) Unix
2 5 (20.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (12.50%) CentOS
3 3 (12.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (25.00%) System Testing
2 6 (25.00%) TDD
2 6 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 5 (20.83%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (20.83%) DevOps
3 5 (20.83%) ITIL
4 4 (16.67%) BDD
4 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (16.67%) E-Procurement
4 4 (16.67%) Performance Management
4 4 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (16.67%) Scrum
4 4 (16.67%) Supplier Management
5 3 (12.50%) Brand Management
5 3 (12.50%) Change Management
5 3 (12.50%) Customer Engagement
5 3 (12.50%) Mathematics
5 3 (12.50%) QMS
5 3 (12.50%) Social Media Marketing
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) Java
2 9 (37.50%) Shell Script
3 3 (12.50%) AWK
3 3 (12.50%) Bourne shell
3 3 (12.50%) Korn
3 3 (12.50%) Perl
4 2 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) Degree
2 3 (12.50%) OCA
2 3 (12.50%) OCP
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle Certification
2 3 (12.50%) RHCE
2 3 (12.50%) RHCSA
3 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) ISEB
4 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) HDFS
2 4 (16.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (12.50%) GlusterFS
3 3 (12.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) Hadoop YARN
2 3 (12.50%) NetBackup
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle ZFS
2 3 (12.50%) Red Hat Satellite
2 3 (12.50%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 3 (12.50%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 1 (4.17%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) EMC
1 5 (20.83%) HP
1 5 (20.83%) Red Hat
2 4 (16.67%) Oracle
3 3 (12.50%) Brocade
3 3 (12.50%) Facebook
3 3 (12.50%) StorageTek
3 3 (12.50%) Sun
3 3 (12.50%) Twitter
3 3 (12.50%) Veritas
3 3 (12.50%) VMware
4 2 (8.33%) Isilon
4 2 (8.33%) NetApp
5 1 (4.17%) Microsoft