The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Buyer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Buyer
UK / England
Rank 577 590 584
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Buyer 3 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.007% 0.017% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.018% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Median daily rate £375 £275 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -40.54%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £200 £463
% change year-on-year
+87.50% -56.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £18.00 -

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
39818 44786 44510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.68% 95.09% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 26184 29231 27803
Median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £589 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1392 1510 1751
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £11.08 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £48.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Buyer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Buyer in the job title.

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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Buyer within the England region over the 3 months to 28 February 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
South West - 2 £375 - 2
Yorkshire +13 1 - - 1
Buyer
UK

Buyer Skill Set
Top 25 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, Buyer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Buyer in the job title.

1 2 (28.57%) Finance
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (14.29%) Budget Control
2 1 (14.29%) APMP
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (14.29%) Aerospace
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
2 1 (14.29%) Business Development
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) MS Office
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Intranet
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle EBS

Buyer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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:

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
1 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Intranet
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Aerospace
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (14.29%) Budget Control
2 1 (14.29%) Business Development
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
2 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) APMP
2 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle
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