Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 669 679 702
Rank change year-on-year +10 +23 -28
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 216 223 202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.21% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.25% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 144 113
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +6.67% +3.13%
10th Percentile £289 £266 £210
90th Percentile £938 £638 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £403
% change year-on-year +0.63% -1.24% +34.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 6
UK median hourly rate £21.41 £22.84 £18.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.26% +24.13% -37.31%
10th Percentile £12.27 £20.20 £15.50
90th Percentile £38.20 £51.83 £31.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £23.68 £25.66
% change year-on-year +39.36% -7.72% -15.03%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 87155 88463 92228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.47% 83.90% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 58071 58482 59737
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.91% +3.25%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £631 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2066 2352 2726
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £49.88 £48.75 £47.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

Benchmarking
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Benchmarking as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Benchmarking in the UK

Benchmarking
Top 14 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 6 months to 22 November 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
England +2 203 £460 +2.22% 19
London -19 116 £500 - 8
UK excluding London +5 93 £400 +0.63% 13
South East +10 47 £383 -3.16% 3
Midlands +24 18 £350 -11.95% 2
East Midlands +3 12 £350 -30.00%
North of England +45 8 £500 +23.47% 1
Scotland -4 8 £290 -22.67% 2
East of England -15 8 £550 +29.41% 2
West Midlands +20 6 £388 -1.90% 2
Yorkshire +15 5 £500 - 1
South West +7 3 £265 -24.29% 3
North West 0 3 £450 +33.33%
Wales - 1 £540 -

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 64 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (28.24%) Finance
3 56 (25.93%) Degree
4 53 (24.54%) Validation
5 51 (23.61%) QA
6 46 (21.30%) C#
7 40 (18.52%) Mathematics
8 37 (17.13%) Git (software)
9 35 (16.20%) Physics
10 34 (15.74%) RESTful
11 33 (15.28%) Derivative
12 32 (14.81%) C++
12 32 (14.81%) SQL
12 32 (14.81%) Stochastic Modelling
12 32 (14.81%) Internal Audit
12 32 (14.81%) Quantitative Finance
13 30 (13.89%) Java
14 29 (13.43%) Performance Tuning
15 27 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
15 27 (12.50%) Scrum
16 26 (12.04%) Linux
17 25 (11.57%) JSON
18 24 (11.11%) Jenkins
19 23 (10.65%) Analytics
19 23 (10.65%) Unit Testing
20 22 (10.19%) User Experience
20 22 (10.19%) TDD
20 22 (10.19%) Unix
21 20 (9.26%) Shell Script
21 20 (9.26%) HDFS

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 18 (8.33%) Apache
2 15 (6.94%) Apache Spark
3 13 (6.02%) Cloud Foundry
3 13 (6.02%) GemFire
3 13 (6.02%) Tomcat
4 7 (3.24%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.31%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.85%) Apache Solr
7 3 (1.39%) CMS
7 3 (1.39%) Confluence
8 2 (0.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.93%) Drupal
9 1 (0.46%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (2.31%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.85%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.39%) UserZoom
6 2 (0.93%) HipChat
6 2 (0.93%) InVision
6 2 (0.93%) SPSS
6 2 (0.93%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Oracle CRM
1 2 (0.93%) Oracle CRM On Demand
1 2 (0.93%) Sprinklr
1 2 (0.93%) Teamcenter
1 2 (0.93%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.46%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 18 (8.33%) GitHub
2 14 (6.48%) PaaS
3 7 (3.24%) npm
4 6 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.85%) Amazon SQS
5 4 (1.85%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.39%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.93%) BlazeMeter
7 2 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.93%) SaaS
7 2 (0.93%) Sauce Labs
8 1 (0.46%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.46%) IaaS
8 1 (0.46%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.39%) Firewall
1 3 (1.39%) Internet
2 2 (0.93%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (0.93%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (0.93%) SAN
3 1 (0.46%) 2G
3 1 (0.46%) 3G
3 1 (0.46%) 4G
3 1 (0.46%) GSM
3 1 (0.46%) HSPA
3 1 (0.46%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.46%) LTE
3 1 (0.46%) SMS
3 1 (0.46%) WCDMA
3 1 (0.46%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (9.26%) Hadoop
1 20 (9.26%) HBase
2 18 (8.33%) Big Data
3 15 (6.94%) Apache Hive
4 13 (6.02%) OLTP
5 7 (3.24%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.31%) Parquet
7 4 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (1.85%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.39%) Electronic Patient Records
9 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.93%) Power BI
9 2 (0.93%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.46%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.46%) GIS
10 1 (0.46%) MS Access
10 1 (0.46%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 37 (17.13%) Git (software)
2 24 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 18 (8.33%) Gradle
4 16 (7.41%) JUnit
5 13 (6.02%) IntelliJ
6 8 (3.70%) Babel
7 7 (3.24%) JIRA
7 7 (3.24%) webpack
8 6 (2.78%) TeamCity
9 5 (2.31%) JMeter
10 4 (1.85%) RSpec
10 4 (1.85%) Subversion
11 3 (1.39%) Visual Studio
11 3 (1.39%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (0.93%) Appium
12 2 (0.93%) Axure RP
12 2 (0.93%) Mocha
12 2 (0.93%) Protractor
12 2 (0.93%) Selenium
12 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 61 (28.24%) Finance
2 16 (7.41%) Banking
3 15 (6.94%) Marketing
4 14 (6.48%) Front Office
5 13 (6.02%) Telecoms
6 10 (4.63%) Legal
7 6 (2.78%) Retail
8 3 (1.39%) Electronics
8 3 (1.39%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.39%) Publishing
8 3 (1.39%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.93%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.46%) Billing
10 1 (0.46%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.46%) Local Government
10 1 (0.46%) Military
10 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 71 (32.87%) Analyst
2 47 (21.76%) Developer
3 33 (15.28%) Risk Analyst
4 32 (14.81%) Qualitative Analyst
4 32 (14.81%) Quantitative Analyst
4 32 (14.81%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
5 19 (8.80%) Credit Analyst
5 19 (8.80%) Credit Risk Analyst
6 18 (8.33%) Java Developer
7 13 (6.02%) Market Risk Analyst
7 13 (6.02%) Pricing Analyst
8 12 (5.56%) Big Data Developer
8 12 (5.56%) User Researcher
9 11 (5.09%) Business Analyst
9 11 (5.09%) Xamarin Developer
10 9 (4.17%) Quality Manager
11 8 (3.70%) Deployment Manager
12 6 (2.78%) Project Manager
13 5 (2.31%) Designer
13 5 (2.31%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (15.74%) RESTful
2 25 (11.57%) JSON
3 19 (8.80%) Spring
4 18 (8.33%) J2EE
4 18 (8.33%) Kafka
4 18 (8.33%) Middleware
5 13 (6.02%) Apache Camel
5 13 (6.02%) Spark Streaming
5 13 (6.02%) Spring Boot
5 13 (6.02%) Spring Integration
6 11 (5.09%) CSS
6 11 (5.09%) React
7 9 (4.17%) HTML
7 9 (4.17%) Redux
8 7 (3.24%) DOM
8 7 (3.24%) Node.js
8 7 (3.24%) Web Services
9 6 (2.78%) .NET
9 6 (2.78%) Immutable.js
9 6 (2.78%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 33 (15.28%) Derivative
2 27 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (10.19%) User Experience
4 20 (9.26%) Computer Science
4 20 (9.26%) Credit Risk
4 20 (9.26%) Virtual Team
5 18 (8.33%) Linux Command Line
6 14 (6.48%) Market Risk
7 13 (6.02%) Management Information System
7 13 (6.02%) Replication
8 12 (5.56%) NHS
9 11 (5.09%) Mobile App
10 8 (3.70%) Data Centre
11 7 (3.24%) Data Structures
12 6 (2.78%) W3C
13 5 (2.31%) Social Media
14 4 (1.85%) Wiki
15 3 (1.39%) e-Health
15 3 (1.39%) LIMS
15 3 (1.39%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 26 (12.04%) Linux
2 22 (10.19%) Unix
3 15 (6.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (2.78%) CentOS
5 4 (1.85%) Fedora
6 3 (1.39%) Windows
7 2 (0.93%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.93%) Solaris
7 2 (0.93%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.46%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (24.54%) Validation
3 40 (18.52%) Mathematics
4 35 (16.20%) Physics
5 32 (14.81%) Internal Audit
5 32 (14.81%) Quantitative Finance
5 32 (14.81%) Stochastic Modelling
6 29 (13.43%) Performance Tuning
7 27 (12.50%) Scrum
8 23 (10.65%) Analytics
8 23 (10.65%) Unit Testing
9 22 (10.19%) TDD
10 20 (9.26%) Wireframes
11 19 (8.80%) Continuous Improvement
11 19 (8.80%) Credit Risk Modelling
11 19 (8.80%) Stakeholder Management
11 19 (8.80%) System Testing
12 18 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (8.33%) Translating Business Requirements
13 17 (7.87%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 46 (21.30%) C#
2 32 (14.81%) C++
2 32 (14.81%) SQL
3 30 (13.89%) Java
4 20 (9.26%) Shell Script
5 12 (5.56%) JavaScript
6 6 (2.78%) ECMAScript
7 4 (1.85%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.85%) Python
7 4 (1.85%) Ruby
7 4 (1.85%) TypeScript
8 2 (0.93%) AWK
8 2 (0.93%) Bourne shell
8 2 (0.93%) Korn
8 2 (0.93%) Perl
8 2 (0.93%) PHP
8 2 (0.93%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.46%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.46%) C
9 1 (0.46%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 56 (25.93%) Degree
2 11 (5.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (3.24%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.31%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.39%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.93%) ACCA
6 2 (0.93%) CCIE
6 2 (0.93%) CIMA
6 2 (0.93%) CISA
6 2 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.93%) CISM
6 2 (0.93%) CISSP
6 2 (0.93%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.93%) ISEB
6 2 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.93%) OCA
6 2 (0.93%) OCP
6 2 (0.93%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (0.93%) PMP
6 2 (0.93%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (23.61%) QA
2 8 (3.70%) Data Quality
3 6 (2.78%) WAI
4 3 (1.39%) HL7
4 3 (1.39%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.39%) PMO
5 2 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.93%) NEBOSH
5 2 (0.93%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.46%) GDPR
6 1 (0.46%) HIPAA
System Software
1 20 (9.26%) HDFS
2 18 (8.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.93%) GlusterFS
3 2 (0.93%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.31%) Ansible
1 5 (2.31%) Hadoop YARN
1 5 (2.31%) logstash
1 5 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (2.31%) Puppet
2 4 (1.85%) Kibana
2 4 (1.85%) Terraform
3 2 (0.93%) CA Service Virtualization
3 2 (0.93%) Data Guard
3 2 (0.93%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.93%) Oracle ZFS
3 2 (0.93%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (0.93%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 2 (0.93%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 15 (6.94%) Red Hat
2 14 (6.48%) Microsoft
3 11 (5.09%) Xamarin
4 10 (4.63%) Oracle
5 7 (3.24%) Google
6 5 (2.31%) Huawei
7 4 (1.85%) VMware
8 3 (1.39%) Adobe
8 3 (1.39%) HP
8 3 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.39%) SAP
9 2 (0.93%) Brocade
9 2 (0.93%) CA
9 2 (0.93%) EMC
9 2 (0.93%) Facebook
9 2 (0.93%) Informatica
9 2 (0.93%) StorageTek
9 2 (0.93%) Sun
9 2 (0.93%) Tableau
9 2 (0.93%) Veritas