The first table below looks at the demand for the Buyer role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Buyer in their job title over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Buyer
Rank 560 545 548
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Buyer 9 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.019% 0.022% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.023% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
Average daily rate
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£275 £600 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-54.16% +118.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £600 £130
% change year-on-year
-54.16% +361.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £11.00 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -34.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £11.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
- -34.32%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44977 43051 48985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.56% 92.64% 92.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 27854 25792 27963
Average daily rate £400 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1820 1992 2536
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.26 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.57 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
Buyer
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Buyer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Buyer in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Buyer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Buyer
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Buyer across the England region.

Buyer Daily Rate Trend in England

Buyer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Buyer across the England region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Buyer Daily Rate Histogram in England

Buyer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Buyer across the England region.

Buyer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Buyer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Buyer within the England region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +4 3 - - 2
South East -10 2 £275 -54.16%
East Midlands - - - - 2
North West - - - -
Buyer
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Buyer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Buyer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Buyer in their job title.

1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
1 2 (13.33%) German Language
1 2 (13.33%) Data Entry
2 1 (6.67%) Confluence
2 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (6.67%) Demand Management
2 1 (6.67%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (6.67%) Procure-to-pay
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (6.67%) Blog
2 1 (6.67%) Security Testing
2 1 (6.67%) Wireless Security
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) SAP
2 1 (6.67%) HND
2 1 (6.67%) IBM Notes
2 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) ERP
2 1 (6.67%) Broadband
2 1 (6.67%) Lotus
2 1 (6.67%) Internet
2 1 (6.67%) 3G
2 1 (6.67%) Project Management
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Wireless

Buyer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Buyer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Buyer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) IBM Notes
1 1 (6.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Broadband
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
1 1 (6.67%) 3G
1 1 (6.67%) Wireless
1 1 (6.67%) NGN
1 1 (6.67%) Wireless Security
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 2 (13.33%) German Language
2 1 (6.67%) Automotive
2 1 (6.67%) Law
2 1 (6.67%) Legal
2 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.67%) Freedom of Information
1 1 (6.67%) Blog
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) Data Entry
2 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (6.67%) Demand Management
2 1 (6.67%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (6.67%) Procure-to-pay
2 1 (6.67%) ERP
2 1 (6.67%) Project Management
2 1 (6.67%) E-Procurement
2 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (6.67%) Supplier Management
2 1 (6.67%) Security Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) HND
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle
1 1 (6.67%) SAP
1 1 (6.67%) Lotus