The table below looks at the statistics for CIPD in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CIPD over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
Rank 554 534 551
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +17
Contract jobs citing CIPD 29 31 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.057% 0.064% 0.038%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.30% 0.37% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 8
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% +26.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £196 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £513 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £310 £330
% change year-on-year
-12.90% -6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 - £23.00
CIPD
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9543 8443 9343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.65% 17.54% 17.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5490 4696 4904
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £545 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 437 570
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.75 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% -5.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.36 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £44.42 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

CIPD
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CIPD across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

CIPD Jobs Demand Trend in England

CIPD
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

CIPD Daily Rate Trend in England

CIPD
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CIPD across the England region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

CIPD Daily Rate Histogram in England

CIPD
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

CIPD Hourly Rate Trend in England

CIPD
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 CIPD within the England region over the 3 months to 29 August 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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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
London +13 12 £400 -15.78% 1
South East -19 6 - - 2
Yorkshire - 4 £270 -
West Midlands - 4 £236 -
South West -38 2 £230 -25.80%
North West - - - -
East of England - - - -
CIPD
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CIPD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing CIPD also 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 that cited CIPD.

1 16 (33.33%) Project Management
2 13 (27.08%) Change Management
3 11 (22.92%) Finance
4 10 (20.83%) Security Cleared
5 9 (18.75%) Performance Management
5 9 (18.75%) Legal
5 9 (18.75%) Degree
6 8 (16.67%) Law
7 7 (14.58%) PRINCE2
7 7 (14.58%) SC Cleared
8 6 (12.50%) APMG
8 6 (12.50%) SAP
8 6 (12.50%) Telecoms
9 4 (8.33%) Service Delivery
9 4 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (8.33%) CTC Cleared
9 4 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 3 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (6.25%) Social Media
10 3 (6.25%) Transition Management
10 3 (6.25%) Windows
10 3 (6.25%) MCIPD
10 3 (6.25%) Business Analysis
11 2 (4.17%) Information Management
11 2 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
11 2 (4.17%) Risk Management
11 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
11 2 (4.17%) ITIL
11 2 (4.17%) Cisco
11 2 (4.17%) Microsoft

CIPD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing CIPD also 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 that cited CIPD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.08%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.08%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.08%) MS Project
2 1 (2.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) SAP ERP
2 1 (2.08%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) VPN
1 1 (2.08%) Intranet
1 1 (2.08%) WPA
General
1 11 (22.92%) Finance
2 9 (18.75%) Legal
3 8 (16.67%) Law
4 6 (12.50%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.08%) Banking
5 1 (2.08%) Retail
5 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (14.58%) Consultant
2 4 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 3 (6.25%) Trainer
3 3 (6.25%) Change Manager
3 3 (6.25%) Training Consultant
4 2 (4.17%) Business Manager
4 2 (4.17%) HR Specialist
4 2 (4.17%) Change Consultant
4 2 (4.17%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (4.17%) Business Change Manager
4 2 (4.17%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (2.08%) Coordinator
5 1 (2.08%) Analyst
5 1 (2.08%) Business Consultant
5 1 (2.08%) Resource Manager
5 1 (2.08%) Change Analyst
5 1 (2.08%) Integration Consultant
5 1 (2.08%) Recruitment Consultant
5 1 (2.08%) Account Manager
5 1 (2.08%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.08%) Series 60
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) Social Media
2 2 (4.17%) NHS
2 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.08%) E-Learning
3 1 (2.08%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (2.08%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (33.33%) Project Management
2 13 (27.08%) Change Management
3 9 (18.75%) Performance Management
4 7 (14.58%) PRINCE2
5 4 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 4 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (6.25%) Transition Management
6 3 (6.25%) Business Analysis
7 2 (4.17%) Information Management
7 2 (4.17%) ERP
7 2 (4.17%) Six Sigma
7 2 (4.17%) Risk Management
7 2 (4.17%) ITIL
8 1 (2.08%) Business Transformation
8 1 (2.08%) ITIL V3
8 1 (2.08%) Data Protection
8 1 (2.08%) Workflow
8 1 (2.08%) Balanced Scorecard
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.08%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (20.83%) Security Cleared
2 9 (18.75%) Degree
3 7 (14.58%) SC Cleared
4 6 (12.50%) APMG
5 4 (8.33%) CTC Cleared
6 3 (6.25%) MCIPD
7 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.08%) MCT
7 1 (2.08%) CCNA
7 1 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.08%) PMP
7 1 (2.08%) PMI Certification
7 1 (2.08%) CIMA
7 1 (2.08%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) SLA
1 1 (2.08%) COBIT
1 1 (2.08%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (12.50%) SAP
2 2 (4.17%) Cisco
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.08%) HP
3 1 (2.08%) Juniper
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle