The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Buyer
Rank 613 614 580
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Buyer 9 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.018% 0.008% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.008% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 4
Average daily rate £413 £275 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +52.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £235 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £275 £331
UK excluding London average daily rate £283 £275 £180
% change year-on-year
+2.72% +52.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £13.80 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.80 - £22.50
Buyer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48700 48807 46973
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 95.04% 94.77% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 32117 30128 29195
Average daily rate £425 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1383 1957 1952
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
South East -12 3 - - 1
London -19 2 £483 -
North West -10 1 £350 +27.27%
East of England - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £215 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Buyer
UK

Buyer
Top 26 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 7 (36.84%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (31.58%) Degree
3 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 5 (26.32%) Finance
4 4 (21.05%) Law
4 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (21.05%) Supply Chain Management
5 2 (10.53%) Mathematics
5 2 (10.53%) Quality Management
5 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
5 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
5 2 (10.53%) Data Analysis
5 2 (10.53%) C
5 2 (10.53%) Project Management
6 1 (5.26%) Photoshop
6 1 (5.26%) SAP
6 1 (5.26%) NHS
6 1 (5.26%) Logistics
6 1 (5.26%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
6 1 (5.26%) Driving Licence
6 1 (5.26%) IaaS
6 1 (5.26%) Kanban
6 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
6 1 (5.26%) PaaS
6 1 (5.26%) Supplier Management

Buyer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (5.26%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) IaaS
1 1 (5.26%) PaaS
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Law
3 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.26%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.26%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 4 (21.05%) Supply Chain Management
4 2 (10.53%) Data Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) Project Management
4 2 (10.53%) Quality Management
4 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
5 1 (5.26%) Kanban
5 1 (5.26%) Logistics
5 1 (5.26%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) SAP