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 16 September 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Buyer
Rank 561 562 575
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Buyer 12 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.023% 0.019% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.020% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 3
Average daily rate
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£451 £140 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+222.32% -53.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £100 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £540 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £451 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
+41.01% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £9.21 £8.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £9.21 £8.63
% change year-on-year
- +6.78%
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
47442 44830 50194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.03% 92.84% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 29510 27391 28804
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1899 1942 2459
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.03 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.11% -10.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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
South East -6 6 £465 +45.31%
London +16 1 - - 5
East of England - 1 £360 - 1
North West - - - -
Buyer
UK

Buyer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
1 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 5 (22.73%) Oracle
2 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
3 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
4 3 (13.64%) Degree
4 3 (13.64%) MS Office
5 2 (9.09%) Project Management
5 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (9.09%) German Language
5 2 (9.09%) Data Entry
5 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (9.09%) Procure-to-pay
5 2 (9.09%) Line Management
5 2 (9.09%) People Management
6 1 (4.55%) Software Licensing
6 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (4.55%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (4.55%) Change Control
6 1 (4.55%) Demand Management
6 1 (4.55%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (4.55%) Confluence
6 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (4.55%) Blog
6 1 (4.55%) Security Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Wireless Security
6 1 (4.55%) JIRA
6 1 (4.55%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (4.55%) Marketing

Buyer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (4.55%) IBM Notes
1 1 (4.55%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 3 (13.64%) MS Office
3 2 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Broadband
1 1 (4.55%) Internet
1 1 (4.55%) 3G
1 1 (4.55%) Wireless
1 1 (4.55%) NGN
1 1 (4.55%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) JIRA
General
1 2 (9.09%) German Language
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Automotive
2 1 (4.55%) Law
2 1 (4.55%) Legal
2 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.55%) Freedom of Information
1 1 (4.55%) Blog
1 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (9.09%) Project Management
1 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (9.09%) Data Entry
1 2 (9.09%) Procure-to-pay
1 2 (9.09%) Line Management
1 2 (9.09%) People Management
2 1 (4.55%) ERP
2 1 (4.55%) Software Licensing
2 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (4.55%) Change Control
2 1 (4.55%) Demand Management
2 1 (4.55%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (4.55%) Supply Chain Management
2 1 (4.55%) Supplier Management
2 1 (4.55%) Security Testing
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
1 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) Degree
3 1 (4.55%) HND
3 1 (4.55%) CTC Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Lotus
2 1 (4.55%) NEC
2 1 (4.55%) SAP