The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 27 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
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 536 552 563
Rank change year-on-year +16 +11  
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 74 102 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.19% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.23% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 73 53
Median daily rate £395 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.05% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £259 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £620 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £416 £414
% change year-on-year -8.10% +0.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 3
Median hourly rate £51.00 - £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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39792 44999 44543
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.45% 83.35% 80.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 25913 29844 28605
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1055 1094 1232
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £48.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Benchmarking
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Benchmarking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Benchmarking in the UK

Benchmarking
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Benchmarking over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Benchmarking in the UK

Benchmarking
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Benchmarking in the UK

Benchmarking
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Benchmarking over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Benchmarking in the UK

Benchmarking
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Benchmarking within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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
England -1 71 £400 -11.11% 21
London 0 43 £400 -13.04% 6
South East +18 11 £383 -4.96% 5
West Midlands +26 10 £388 -13.88% 5
Warwickshire - 6 - -
City of London -10 4 £330 -30.15%
Scotland +30 3 £265 -37.64%
Hampshire - 3 - -
Farnborough - 3 - -
Gatwick - 3 £383 -
West Sussex - 3 £383 - 1
Coventry +14 2 £400 -11.11%
North West +9 2 £450 +50.00% 1
Surrey +5 2 £413 - 3
Berkshire - 2 - -
Liverpool - 2 £450 -
Merseyside - 2 £450 -
Reading - 2 - -
Warwick - 2 - -
Leamington Spa - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 £265 -
Feltham - 2 - -
Yorkshire +17 1 - -
Leeds +13 1 - -
Birmingham +11 1 - - 2
West Yorkshire +10 1 - -
South West +3 1 £395 - 1
Wiltshire -1 1 £395 -
East of England -2 1 £550 -2.22% 3
East Midlands -6 1 - -

For the 6 months to 27 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 with a requirement for Benchmarking.

1 51 (37.23%) Degree
2 44 (32.12%) User Experience
3 39 (28.47%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (25.55%) Analytics
4 35 (25.55%) Finance
5 31 (22.63%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (18.25%) Java
6 25 (18.25%) Computer Science
7 22 (16.06%) Web Analytics
8 21 (15.33%) Continuous Integration
8 21 (15.33%) Git (software)
9 20 (14.60%) Psychology
9 20 (14.60%) Anthropology
10 19 (13.87%) Banking
11 17 (12.41%) Usability Testing
12 16 (11.68%) Continuous Improvement
12 16 (11.68%) Google
12 16 (11.68%) Linux
13 15 (10.95%) Performance Management
13 15 (10.95%) RESTful
14 14 (10.22%) Performance Tuning
14 14 (10.22%) SQL
14 14 (10.22%) Middleware
15 13 (9.49%) Project Management
15 13 (9.49%) TDD
15 13 (9.49%) Stakeholder Management
15 13 (9.49%) Push Notifications
16 12 (8.76%) Computer Science Degree
16 12 (8.76%) Subversion
16 12 (8.76%) JavaScript

Benchmarking
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 9 (6.57%) Apache
1 9 (6.57%) Tomcat
2 7 (5.11%) WebSphere
3 5 (3.65%) JBoss
4 4 (2.92%) IIS
5 3 (2.19%) Apache Spark
5 3 (2.19%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (2.19%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (2.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (1.46%) Apache Pig
6 2 (1.46%) Apache Solr
6 2 (1.46%) CMS
6 2 (1.46%) Confluence
6 2 (1.46%) DataSynapse
6 2 (1.46%) Mule
6 2 (1.46%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (1.46%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (1.46%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.73%) nginx
Applications
1 10 (7.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (2.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (2.19%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.73%) InVision
4 1 (0.73%) UserZoom
4 1 (0.73%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (2.92%) Sprinklr
2 2 (1.46%) Eloqua
2 2 (1.46%) Radian6
2 2 (1.46%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.73%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.73%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.57%) Google Analytics
2 6 (4.38%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.65%) GitHub
3 5 (3.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.92%) Google App Engine
4 4 (2.92%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (2.19%) PaaS
5 3 (2.19%) Sauce Labs
6 2 (1.46%) BlueKai
6 2 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.46%) SaaS
7 1 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.73%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.73%) Bluemix
7 1 (0.73%) Force.com
7 1 (0.73%) IaaS
7 1 (0.73%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.73%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.84%) SAN
1 8 (5.84%) SSL
2 6 (4.38%) Fibre Channel
2 6 (4.38%) LAN
2 6 (4.38%) WAN
3 5 (3.65%) NAS
3 5 (3.65%) Radio Access Network
4 4 (2.92%) Firewall
4 4 (2.92%) Internet
5 3 (2.19%) FCoE
5 3 (2.19%) iSCSI
5 3 (2.19%) Multicast
6 2 (1.46%) HTTP
6 2 (1.46%) Network Security
7 1 (0.73%) 3G
7 1 (0.73%) GSM
7 1 (0.73%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.73%) VPN
7 1 (0.73%) WCDMA
7 1 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.76%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.57%) Hadoop
2 9 (6.57%) HBase
3 5 (3.65%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.92%) Parquet
5 3 (2.19%) Apache Hive
5 3 (2.19%) Big Data
5 3 (2.19%) MySQL
5 3 (2.19%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.46%) DataStax
6 2 (1.46%) MariaDB
6 2 (1.46%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.46%) Sqoop
7 1 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Power View
7 1 (0.73%) OLTP
7 1 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.73%) QlikView
7 1 (0.73%) Redis
Development Applications
1 21 (15.33%) Git (software)
2 12 (8.76%) Jenkins
2 12 (8.76%) Subversion
3 8 (5.84%) Bitbucket
4 5 (3.65%) Gradle
4 5 (3.65%) Xcode
5 4 (2.92%) Axure RP
5 4 (2.92%) Cucumber
5 4 (2.92%) JIRA
5 4 (2.92%) Mercurial
6 3 (2.19%) Appium
6 3 (2.19%) Selenium
7 2 (1.46%) Hudson
7 2 (1.46%) Maven
8 1 (0.73%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.73%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.73%) JUnit
General
1 35 (25.55%) Finance
2 19 (13.87%) Banking
3 10 (7.30%) Legal
4 8 (5.84%) Telecoms
5 7 (5.11%) Marketing
6 5 (3.65%) Automotive
6 5 (3.65%) Investment Banking
7 3 (2.19%) Publishing
8 2 (1.46%) Billing
8 2 (1.46%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.73%) Advertising
9 1 (0.73%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.73%) French Language
9 1 (0.73%) Front Office
9 1 (0.73%) Games
9 1 (0.73%) Local Government
9 1 (0.73%) Military
Job Titles
1 28 (20.44%) Developer
2 18 (13.14%) User Researcher
3 14 (10.22%) Analyst
4 11 (8.03%) Java Developer
5 9 (6.57%) Architect
5 9 (6.57%) iOS Developer
6 7 (5.11%) Analytics Manager
7 6 (4.38%) Designer
8 5 (3.65%) User Experience Researcher
8 5 (3.65%) Web Analytics Manager
8 5 (3.65%) Web Manager
9 4 (2.92%) Applications Developer
9 4 (2.92%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (2.92%) J2EE Developer
9 4 (2.92%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 4 (2.92%) Project Manager
9 4 (2.92%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (2.92%) UI Developer
9 4 (2.92%) UX Developer
9 4 (2.92%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.95%) RESTful
2 14 (10.22%) Middleware
3 11 (8.03%) Spring
4 9 (6.57%) AngularJS
4 9 (6.57%) Core Animation
4 9 (6.57%) Core Data
5 8 (5.84%) J2EE
6 7 (5.11%) HTML
6 7 (5.11%) JSON
7 6 (4.38%) REST
7 6 (4.38%) Web Services
8 5 (3.65%) Cocoa
8 5 (3.65%) Cocoa Touch
8 5 (3.65%) Java EE
8 5 (3.65%) Kafka
9 4 (2.92%) CSS
9 4 (2.92%) Hibernate
9 4 (2.92%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (2.92%) Spring Boot
10 3 (2.19%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 44 (32.12%) User Experience
2 39 (28.47%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (18.25%) Computer Science
4 9 (6.57%) Animation
5 8 (5.84%) PKI
6 7 (5.11%) Data Centre
6 7 (5.11%) Management Information System
6 7 (5.11%) NHS
6 7 (5.11%) Virtual Team
7 5 (3.65%) Blackberry
7 5 (3.65%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (2.92%) Mobile App
8 4 (2.92%) Social Media
9 3 (2.19%) Mobile Banking
9 3 (2.19%) Robotics
10 2 (1.46%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.46%) Blog
10 2 (1.46%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.46%) Digital TV
10 2 (1.46%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.68%) Linux
2 10 (7.30%) Apple iOS
3 8 (5.84%) Unix
4 7 (5.11%) Windows
5 6 (4.38%) Solaris
6 4 (2.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.19%) CentOS
8 2 (1.46%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.73%) Android
9 1 (0.73%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.73%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.73%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (25.55%) Analytics
2 31 (22.63%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (16.06%) Web Analytics
4 21 (15.33%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (14.60%) Anthropology
5 20 (14.60%) Psychology
6 17 (12.41%) Usability Testing
7 16 (11.68%) Continuous Improvement
8 15 (10.95%) Performance Management
9 14 (10.22%) Performance Tuning
10 13 (9.49%) Project Management
10 13 (9.49%) Push Notifications
10 13 (9.49%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (9.49%) TDD
11 9 (6.57%) DevOps
11 9 (6.57%) iOS Development
11 9 (6.57%) Scrum
12 8 (5.84%) Cryptography
12 8 (5.84%) Wireframes
13 7 (5.11%) Actionable Insight
Programming Languages
1 25 (18.25%) Java
2 14 (10.22%) SQL
3 12 (8.76%) JavaScript
4 11 (8.03%) Shell Script
5 5 (3.65%) Apple Swift
5 5 (3.65%) C#
5 5 (3.65%) Objective-C
6 3 (2.19%) AWK
6 3 (2.19%) Bourne shell
6 3 (2.19%) Korn
6 3 (2.19%) Perl
6 3 (2.19%) Python
7 2 (1.46%) VBA
8 1 (0.73%) C++
8 1 (0.73%) R
Qualifications
1 51 (37.23%) Degree
2 12 (8.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (2.92%) CISSP
3 4 (2.92%) Master's Degree
3 4 (2.92%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.19%) CISA
4 3 (2.19%) CISM
4 3 (2.19%) OCA
4 3 (2.19%) OCP
4 3 (2.19%) Oracle Certification
4 3 (2.19%) RHCE
4 3 (2.19%) RHCSA
5 2 (1.46%) ACCA
5 2 (1.46%) CIMA
6 1 (0.73%) CCDP
6 1 (0.73%) CCIE
6 1 (0.73%) CCNP
6 1 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.73%) PhD
6 1 (0.73%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.03%) QA
2 4 (2.92%) Actionable Recommendations
2 4 (2.92%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.19%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.46%) FedRAMP
4 2 (1.46%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.73%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.73%) GDPR
5 1 (0.73%) GPG13
5 1 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 7 (5.11%) HDFS
2 6 (4.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.92%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (2.19%) GlusterFS
4 3 (2.19%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.19%) KVM
4 3 (2.19%) NFS
4 3 (2.19%) SRDF
4 3 (2.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (2.19%) Xen
5 2 (1.46%) Apache Flume
5 2 (1.46%) Docker
5 2 (1.46%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (2.92%) Hadoop YARN
2 3 (2.19%) CA Service Virtualization
2 3 (2.19%) Kibana
2 3 (2.19%) logstash
2 3 (2.19%) NetBackup
2 3 (2.19%) Oracle ZFS
2 3 (2.19%) Red Hat Satellite
2 3 (2.19%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 3 (2.19%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (1.46%) Puppet
4 1 (0.73%) Ansible
4 1 (0.73%) Grafana
4 1 (0.73%) Graphite
4 1 (0.73%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.73%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.73%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.73%) StatsD
Vendors
1 16 (11.68%) Google
2 11 (8.03%) Oracle
3 9 (6.57%) VMware
4 8 (5.84%) EMC
5 7 (5.11%) Apple
6 6 (4.38%) Coremetrics
7 5 (3.65%) Adobe
7 5 (3.65%) HP
7 5 (3.65%) NetApp
7 5 (3.65%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.92%) Cisco
8 4 (2.92%) IBM
8 4 (2.92%) Xamarin
9 3 (2.19%) CA
9 3 (2.19%) Cognos
9 3 (2.19%) Microsoft
9 3 (2.19%) StorageTek
9 3 (2.19%) Sun
9 3 (2.19%) Sybase
9 3 (2.19%) Veritas
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