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 4 August 2015 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
Rank 558 542 526
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -16
Contract jobs citing CIPD 29 26 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.056% 0.053% 0.064%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.29% 0.28% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 16 16
Average daily rate
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£390 £313 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.80% -26.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £230 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £270 £325
% change year-on-year
+37.03% -16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 - -
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
9835 9196 8310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.04% 18.63% 17.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5949 5235 4514
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 400 455
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £44.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -9.52%

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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 2015. 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 +3 11 £450 +12.50% 2
South East -28 6 - - 1
South West -2 3 £400 +73.91%
Yorkshire -26 3 £200 -25.92% 2
North West - 3 £600 - 1
West Midlands +5 2 £160 -32.27% 1
East Midlands - 1 £330 -
CIPD
UK

CIPD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 14 (22.58%) Coaching
2 13 (20.97%) Project Management
3 11 (17.74%) Finance
4 10 (16.13%) E-Learning
4 10 (16.13%) SAP
4 10 (16.13%) MS Excel
4 10 (16.13%) Line Management
5 9 (14.52%) Law
6 8 (12.90%) Microsoft
7 7 (11.29%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (11.29%) Degree
8 6 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (9.68%) Telecoms
8 6 (9.68%) Intranet
9 5 (8.06%) PRINCE2
9 5 (8.06%) MCT
9 5 (8.06%) Oracle
9 5 (8.06%) MS Office
9 5 (8.06%) Mentoring
9 5 (8.06%) Security Cleared
9 5 (8.06%) Oracle UPK
9 5 (8.06%) Taleo
9 5 (8.06%) MS PowerPoint
10 4 (6.45%) ResourceLink
10 4 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (6.45%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (6.45%) Ariba
10 4 (6.45%) SAP HR
10 4 (6.45%) Change Management
10 4 (6.45%) Management Information System

CIPD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 5 (8.06%) Oracle UPK
2 3 (4.84%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (16.13%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.06%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (8.06%) MS Office
3 1 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (6.45%) SAP HR
1 4 (6.45%) ResourceLink
2 3 (4.84%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.06%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.68%) Intranet
2 2 (3.23%) WebEx
3 1 (1.61%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.45%) BusinessObjects
General
1 11 (17.74%) Finance
2 9 (14.52%) Law
3 6 (9.68%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.84%) Legal
5 2 (3.23%) Local Government
5 2 (3.23%) Swedish Language
6 1 (1.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (20.97%) Trainer
2 6 (9.68%) IT Trainer
3 5 (8.06%) Developer
4 4 (6.45%) Consultant
4 4 (6.45%) Development Specialist
4 4 (6.45%) Project Manager
4 4 (6.45%) Lead Developer
4 4 (6.45%) Oracle Developer
5 3 (4.84%) Change Manager
6 2 (3.23%) Business Change Manager
6 2 (3.23%) SAP Trainer
6 2 (3.23%) E-Learning Developer
6 2 (3.23%) Coordinator
6 2 (3.23%) Business Manager
6 2 (3.23%) Programme Coordinator
6 2 (3.23%) Development Consultant
7 1 (1.61%) Senior Change Manager
7 1 (1.61%) Change Project Manager
7 1 (1.61%) Governance Manager
7 1 (1.61%) NHS Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.13%) E-Learning
2 4 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.23%) NHS
4 1 (1.61%) Social Media
4 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.58%) Coaching
2 13 (20.97%) Project Management
3 10 (16.13%) Line Management
4 7 (11.29%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (8.06%) Mentoring
6 5 (8.06%) PRINCE2
7 4 (6.45%) Change Management
7 4 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (4.84%) Service Delivery
9 2 (3.23%) Quality Management
9 2 (3.23%) E-Commerce
9 2 (3.23%) ERP
9 2 (3.23%) Risk Management
9 2 (3.23%) Business Analysis
9 2 (3.23%) Performance Management
9 2 (3.23%) Strategic Planning
9 2 (3.23%) People Management
10 1 (1.61%) Target Operating Model
10 1 (1.61%) Business Development
Qualifications
1 7 (11.29%) Degree
2 5 (8.06%) MCT
2 5 (8.06%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.23%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.61%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) COBIT
Vendors
1 10 (16.13%) SAP
2 8 (12.90%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.06%) Oracle
4 4 (6.45%) Ariba