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 3 months to 24 April 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
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 242 262 247
Rank change year-on-year +20 -15  
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 11 13 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.14% 0.13% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.16% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 21
Median daily rate £425 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.38% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £340 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £480 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £385 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year - +65.38%  

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 6656 7907 8080
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 82.15% 81.21% 79.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3845 4921 4534
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £548 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 262 264 295
Median hourly rate £31.00 £37.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.33% +13.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.80 £48.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £30.35
% change year-on-year -4.00% +23.55%  

Benchmarking
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 3 months to 24 April 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 3 months to 24 April 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
Hampshire +20 9 £425 +10.38%
Buckinghamshire -4 2 £488 -
Benchmarking
England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 8 (44.44%) Java
1 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) TDD
2 6 (33.33%) Spring
2 6 (33.33%) Degree
2 6 (33.33%) Linux
2 6 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 6 (33.33%) Hadoop
2 6 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 6 (33.33%) HBase
2 6 (33.33%) Kafka
2 6 (33.33%) GitHub
2 6 (33.33%) Gradle
2 6 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 6 (33.33%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (27.78%) Virtual Team
3 5 (27.78%) HDFS
3 5 (27.78%) BDD
3 5 (27.78%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (27.78%) Unit Testing
3 5 (27.78%) Middleware
3 5 (27.78%) Apache
3 5 (27.78%) Unix
3 5 (27.78%) JSON
4 4 (22.22%) Supplier Management
4 4 (22.22%) Telecoms
4 4 (22.22%) E-Procurement
4 4 (22.22%) Finance
4 4 (22.22%) Legal
4 4 (22.22%) Scrum

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 5 (27.78%) Apache
2 3 (16.67%) Apache Spark
2 3 (16.67%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (16.67%) GemFire
2 3 (16.67%) Tomcat
3 2 (11.11%) Confluence
4 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (11.11%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (33.33%) GitHub
2 3 (16.67%) PaaS
3 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (5.56%) AMQP
2 1 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) Hadoop
1 6 (33.33%) HBase
2 3 (16.67%) Big Data
2 3 (16.67%) Parquet
3 2 (11.11%) Apache Hive
3 2 (11.11%) OLTP
4 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 6 (33.33%) Gradle
1 6 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 3 (16.67%) JUnit
3 2 (11.11%) Eclipse
3 2 (11.11%) JIRA
4 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.56%) IntelliJ
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
1 4 (22.22%) Legal
1 4 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Developer
1 6 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 3 (16.67%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Agile Scrum Master
3 2 (11.11%) Applications Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Big Data Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Category Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Java Applications Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Java Scrum Master
3 2 (11.11%) Process Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Scrum Master
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Business Change Business Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Java Hadoop Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Office 365 Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Quantity Surveyor
4 1 (5.56%) Supplier Performance Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Supply Chain Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) Kafka
1 6 (33.33%) Spring
2 5 (27.78%) JSON
2 5 (27.78%) Middleware
3 4 (22.22%) J2EE
3 4 (22.22%) REST
4 3 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (16.67%) Spring Boot
5 2 (11.11%) AngularJS
5 2 (11.11%) Apache Avro
5 2 (11.11%) HTML
5 2 (11.11%) Java EE
5 2 (11.11%) Spark Streaming
5 2 (11.11%) Spring Integration
6 1 (5.56%) Apache Camel
6 1 (5.56%) Gherkin
6 1 (5.56%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Linux Command Line
2 5 (27.78%) Virtual Team
3 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.56%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (5.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Linux
2 5 (27.78%) Unix
3 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) TDD
3 5 (27.78%) BDD
3 5 (27.78%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (27.78%) Unit Testing
4 4 (22.22%) DevOps
4 4 (22.22%) E-Procurement
4 4 (22.22%) Performance Management
4 4 (22.22%) Scrum
4 4 (22.22%) Supplier Management
4 4 (22.22%) System Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (16.67%) User Stories
5 3 (16.67%) Validation
6 2 (11.11%) Kanban
7 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
7 1 (5.56%) Data Architecture
7 1 (5.56%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (5.56%) SWOT Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) Java
2 6 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) ISEB
3 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) ISO 9000
2 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) HDFS
2 3 (16.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 2 (11.11%) Red Hat