The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 29 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.

Benchmarking
UK / Wales
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 73 65
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales - 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.18% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -12.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £394 £350
% change year-on-year +7.86% +12.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.50 -

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 Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 573 554 551
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 81.51% 83.94% 76.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 381 310
Median daily rate £393 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 29 23
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.68% +53.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £66.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Benchmarking
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales 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 Wales

Benchmarking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Benchmarking in Wales