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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Benchmarking
UK
Rank 538 548 532
Rank change year-on-year +10 -16  
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 61 80 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.18% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 43 62
Median daily rate £460 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% +14.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £213 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £585 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £394 £350
% change year-on-year +7.86% +12.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 4
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.27% -2.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £20.30 £20.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £21.50 £34.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £21.50 -
% change year-on-year +74.41% -  

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 37155 43761 41746
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.08% 82.85% 79.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 24488 28705 25865
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 940 1103 1195
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Benchmarking in the UK

Benchmarking
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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 23 March 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 +21 57 £475 +15.85% 33
London +17 35 £500 +11.11% 16
South East +10 8 £425 +10.38% 6
Hampshire +10 6 £425 +10.38% 1
East of England 0 5 - - 3
Scotland +26 4 £263 +16.66%
Yorkshire +12 4 £429 -18.33%
East Midlands 0 3 £420 +281.81%
Nottinghamshire - 3 £420 -
Nottingham - 3 £420 -
Edinburgh +19 2 £263 -34.04%
West Midlands +7 2 £400 - 1
City of London +4 2 £500 -16.66% 3
South Yorkshire +4 2 £485 -7.61%
Sheffield +3 2 £485 -7.61%
Farnborough +1 2 - -
Buckinghamshire -9 2 £488 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 2
Peterborough - 2 - - 1
Ipswich - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 £406 -
Suffolk - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 £406 -
Glasgow +3 1 - -
Coventry -2 1 £400 -
Hertfordshire -4 1 - -
Milton Keynes -6 1 £488 -
Feltham - 1 - -
Stirling - 1 £475 -
Winchester - 1 £425 -

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 37 (27.82%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (27.07%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (27.07%) Degree
3 33 (24.81%) User Experience
4 31 (23.31%) Finance
5 30 (22.56%) SQL
6 29 (21.80%) Analytics
7 27 (20.30%) SQL Server
8 26 (19.55%) Java
8 26 (19.55%) Performance Tuning
9 23 (17.29%) HTML
10 22 (16.54%) Windows
11 21 (15.79%) Linux
12 20 (15.04%) JavaScript
12 20 (15.04%) Oracle
13 18 (13.53%) LAN
13 18 (13.53%) WAN
13 18 (13.53%) Hadoop
14 17 (12.78%) HBase
14 17 (12.78%) Computer Science
14 17 (12.78%) Banking
14 17 (12.78%) Psychology
14 17 (12.78%) Anthropology
15 15 (11.28%) Scrum
15 15 (11.28%) Apache
15 15 (11.28%) Middleware
16 14 (10.53%) SAN
16 14 (10.53%) Cisco
16 14 (10.53%) Usability Testing
17 13 (9.77%) Oracle RAC

Benchmarking
Top Related 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 15 (11.28%) Apache
2 13 (9.77%) IIS
2 13 (9.77%) Tomcat
3 10 (7.52%) Oracle Coherence
3 10 (7.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 10 (7.52%) WebSphere
4 9 (6.77%) DataSynapse
5 8 (6.02%) Apache Spark
6 5 (3.76%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (3.01%) Apache Pig
7 4 (3.01%) SharePoint
8 3 (2.26%) Apache Qpid
8 3 (2.26%) Confluence
8 3 (2.26%) GemFire
8 3 (2.26%) SAS
9 2 (1.50%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.75%) nginx
Applications
1 10 (7.52%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.02%) MS Office
3 7 (5.26%) MS Visio
4 4 (3.01%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (3.01%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (1.50%) SPSS
6 1 (0.75%) HipChat
6 1 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.75%) MS Project
6 1 (0.75%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.75%) Eloqua
1 1 (0.75%) Radian6
1 1 (0.75%) Sprinklr
1 1 (0.75%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.02%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.01%) GitHub
2 4 (3.01%) Google Analytics
2 4 (3.01%) Google App Engine
2 4 (3.01%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (2.26%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.26%) PaaS
4 1 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.75%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.75%) BlueKai
4 1 (0.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.53%) LAN
1 18 (13.53%) WAN
2 14 (10.53%) SAN
3 13 (9.77%) HTTP
3 13 (9.77%) NAS
4 11 (8.27%) FCoE
4 11 (8.27%) Fibre Channel
4 11 (8.27%) iSCSI
5 10 (7.52%) Multicast
6 8 (6.02%) Internet
7 4 (3.01%) Radio Access Network
8 3 (2.26%) SNMP
9 2 (1.50%) Firewall
9 2 (1.50%) Kerberos
9 2 (1.50%) VPN
9 2 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.75%) 3G
10 1 (0.75%) GSM
10 1 (0.75%) SMS
10 1 (0.75%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (20.30%) SQL Server
2 18 (13.53%) Hadoop
3 17 (12.78%) HBase
4 7 (5.26%) Apache Hive
5 6 (4.51%) Big Data
5 6 (4.51%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (3.01%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (3.01%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (3.01%) MySQL
6 4 (3.01%) NoSQL
6 4 (3.01%) Oracle Exadata
7 3 (2.26%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (2.26%) Sqoop
8 2 (1.50%) Apache Zeppelin
8 2 (1.50%) Impala
8 2 (1.50%) OLTP
8 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.75%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.75%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 11 (8.27%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.76%) Axure RP
2 5 (3.76%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.76%) Moq
3 4 (3.01%) Gradle
3 4 (3.01%) Mercurial
3 4 (3.01%) Subversion
4 3 (2.26%) JIRA
4 3 (2.26%) JUnit
5 2 (1.50%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.50%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.75%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.75%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.75%) Maven
6 1 (0.75%) Protractor
6 1 (0.75%) TeamCity
General
1 31 (23.31%) Finance
2 17 (12.78%) Banking
3 10 (7.52%) Legal
4 8 (6.02%) Telecoms
5 6 (4.51%) Marketing
6 3 (2.26%) Retail
7 2 (1.50%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.50%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.75%) Advertising
8 1 (0.75%) French Language
8 1 (0.75%) Front Office
8 1 (0.75%) Games
8 1 (0.75%) Local Government
8 1 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.75%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (18.05%) Architect
2 20 (15.04%) Analyst
3 18 (13.53%) Developer
4 13 (9.77%) User Researcher
5 12 (9.02%) Infrastructure Architect
6 11 (8.27%) Business Analyst
7 8 (6.02%) Java Developer
8 7 (5.26%) Designer
8 7 (5.26%) Technical Architect
9 6 (4.51%) User Experience Researcher
9 6 (4.51%) UX Designer
10 5 (3.76%) .NET Architect
10 5 (3.76%) .NET Technical Architect
10 5 (3.76%) Process Analyst
10 5 (3.76%) Solutions Architect
11 4 (3.01%) Business Improvement Analyst
11 4 (3.01%) Business Process Improvement Analyst
11 4 (3.01%) Consultant
11 4 (3.01%) Data Analyst
11 4 (3.01%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (17.29%) HTML
2 15 (11.28%) Middleware
3 12 (9.02%) XML
4 11 (8.27%) AngularJS
5 10 (7.52%) RESTful
6 9 (6.77%) Rendezvous
6 9 (6.77%) XSLT
7 8 (6.02%) CSS
8 7 (5.26%) HTML5
9 6 (4.51%) .NET
9 6 (4.51%) JSON
9 6 (4.51%) Kafka
9 6 (4.51%) Web Services
10 5 (3.76%) ASP.NET
10 5 (3.76%) WCF
11 4 (3.01%) Core Animation
11 4 (3.01%) Core Data
11 4 (3.01%) RabbitMQ
11 4 (3.01%) Spring
12 3 (2.26%) JSON-LD
Miscellaneous
1 37 (27.82%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (24.81%) User Experience
3 17 (12.78%) Computer Science
4 8 (6.02%) Management Information System
4 8 (6.02%) NHS
5 7 (5.26%) Mobile App
5 7 (5.26%) Virtual Team
6 5 (3.76%) Online Banking
7 4 (3.01%) Animation
7 4 (3.01%) Clustering
7 4 (3.01%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (3.01%) Taxonomies
8 3 (2.26%) Credit Risk
8 3 (2.26%) Data Centre
8 3 (2.26%) Digital Media
8 3 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (2.26%) Grid Computing
8 3 (2.26%) Semantic Web
8 3 (2.26%) W3C
9 2 (1.50%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 22 (16.54%) Windows
2 21 (15.79%) Linux
3 11 (8.27%) Solaris
4 10 (7.52%) Unix
5 4 (3.01%) Apple iOS
5 4 (3.01%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.50%) Android
6 2 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.50%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.50%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (27.07%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (21.80%) Analytics
3 26 (19.55%) Performance Tuning
4 17 (12.78%) Anthropology
4 17 (12.78%) Psychology
5 15 (11.28%) Scrum
6 14 (10.53%) Usability Testing
7 12 (9.02%) Performance Management
7 12 (9.02%) Web Analytics
8 11 (8.27%) Project Management
9 10 (7.52%) DevOps
9 10 (7.52%) Translating Business Requirements
10 9 (6.77%) Software Engineering
10 9 (6.77%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (6.02%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (6.02%) Visualisation
12 7 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (5.26%) High Availability
12 7 (5.26%) TDD
12 7 (5.26%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 30 (22.56%) SQL
2 26 (19.55%) Java
3 20 (15.04%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.51%) C
4 6 (4.51%) T-SQL
5 5 (3.76%) C#
5 5 (3.76%) TypeScript
6 4 (3.01%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.26%) C++
7 3 (2.26%) SPARQL
8 2 (1.50%) R
8 2 (1.50%) VBA
9 1 (0.75%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.75%) Perl
9 1 (0.75%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.75%) Python
9 1 (0.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 36 (27.07%) Degree
2 7 (5.26%) ISEB
3 5 (3.76%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.26%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.75%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.75%) MBA
5 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.75%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.77%) QA
2 6 (4.51%) Data Quality
3 5 (3.76%) Actionable Recommendations
4 2 (1.50%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.75%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.75%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (9.77%) Oracle RAC
1 13 (9.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (8.27%) Hyper-V
2 11 (8.27%) NFS
2 11 (8.27%) SRDF
3 10 (7.52%) KVM
3 10 (7.52%) Xen
4 6 (4.51%) HDFS
5 5 (3.76%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (2.26%) Active Directory
6 3 (2.26%) Apache Flume
6 3 (2.26%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.26%) Ambari
1 3 (2.26%) Hadoop YARN
1 3 (2.26%) Oozie
1 3 (2.26%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.50%) Ansible
2 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (1.50%) OpenAM
2 2 (1.50%) Puppet
3 1 (0.75%) Grafana
3 1 (0.75%) Graphite
3 1 (0.75%) Kibana
3 1 (0.75%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.75%) logstash
3 1 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.75%) StatsD
Vendors
1 20 (15.04%) Oracle
2 14 (10.53%) Cisco
3 13 (9.77%) VMware
4 12 (9.02%) Intel
4 12 (9.02%) Microsoft
5 11 (8.27%) EMC
5 11 (8.27%) NetApp
6 10 (7.52%) IBM
6 10 (7.52%) Sybase
6 10 (7.52%) TIBCO
7 9 (6.77%) Google
8 7 (5.26%) Teradata
9 4 (3.01%) Adobe
9 4 (3.01%) AppDynamics
10 3 (2.26%) Cognos
10 3 (2.26%) Hortonworks
10 3 (2.26%) MuleSoft
11 2 (1.50%) SAP
11 2 (1.50%) Sophos
11 2 (1.50%) Symantec
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