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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
Rank 551 529 556
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +27
Contract jobs citing CIPD 37 29 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.071% 0.061% 0.034%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 0.35% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 16 7
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £154 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £575 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £238 £295 £330
% change year-on-year
-19.49% -10.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 - £23.00
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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
9940 8224 9416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.05% 17.30% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5598 4655 4944
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £547 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 389 564
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £11.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.90 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 18 September 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 18 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
London -2 13 £400 -9.85%
South East -4 11 £238 +55.73%
Yorkshire - 5 £235 -
West Midlands -12 4 £173 -68.63%
South West -35 3 £230 -25.80%
North West - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
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CIPD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 17 (31.48%) Project Management
2 12 (22.22%) Degree
3 11 (20.37%) Performance Management
3 11 (20.37%) Change Management
4 10 (18.52%) Security Cleared
5 9 (16.67%) Finance
5 9 (16.67%) Legal
6 8 (14.81%) Law
6 8 (14.81%) PRINCE2
6 8 (14.81%) Line Management
7 7 (12.96%) APMG
7 7 (12.96%) SC Cleared
8 6 (11.11%) Telecoms
9 5 (9.26%) Coaching
10 4 (7.41%) CTC Cleared
10 4 (7.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 4 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (7.41%) Business Analysis
10 4 (7.41%) Windows
10 4 (7.41%) SAP
10 4 (7.41%) Oracle
11 3 (5.56%) Cisco
11 3 (5.56%) Microsoft
11 3 (5.56%) MS Excel
11 3 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
11 3 (5.56%) MCIPD
11 3 (5.56%) Service Delivery
11 3 (5.56%) Social Media
11 3 (5.56%) People Management
11 3 (5.56%) Transition Management

CIPD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (3.70%) Lync
2 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 3 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.70%) MS Office
3 1 (1.85%) MS Project
3 1 (1.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.85%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) VPN
1 1 (1.85%) Intranet
1 1 (1.85%) Unified Communications
General
1 9 (16.67%) Legal
1 9 (16.67%) Finance
2 8 (14.81%) Law
3 6 (11.11%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.85%) Advertising
4 1 (1.85%) Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (11.11%) Consultant
2 4 (7.41%) Training Consultant
2 4 (7.41%) Project Manager
2 4 (7.41%) Delivery Manager
3 3 (5.56%) Trainer
3 3 (5.56%) Change Manager
3 3 (5.56%) Business Manager
4 2 (3.70%) Operations Manager
4 2 (3.70%) Change Analyst
4 2 (3.70%) Change Consultant
4 2 (3.70%) Business Change Manager
4 2 (3.70%) Analyst
4 2 (3.70%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (3.70%) HR Specialist
5 1 (1.85%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (1.85%) Business Operations Manager
5 1 (1.85%) IP Engineer
5 1 (1.85%) Integration Consultant
5 1 (1.85%) Coordinator
5 1 (1.85%) Business Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.85%) Series 60
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.56%) Social Media
2 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.70%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (1.85%) Data Extraction
3 1 (1.85%) E-Learning
3 1 (1.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (31.48%) Project Management
2 11 (20.37%) Change Management
2 11 (20.37%) Performance Management
3 8 (14.81%) Line Management
3 8 (14.81%) PRINCE2
4 5 (9.26%) Coaching
5 4 (7.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 4 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (7.41%) Business Analysis
6 3 (5.56%) Service Delivery
6 3 (5.56%) Transition Management
6 3 (5.56%) People Management
7 2 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (3.70%) Risk Management
7 2 (3.70%) Information Management
8 1 (1.85%) ITIL
8 1 (1.85%) Data Management
8 1 (1.85%) Project Planning
8 1 (1.85%) Resource Management
8 1 (1.85%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.85%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (22.22%) Degree
2 10 (18.52%) Security Cleared
3 7 (12.96%) APMG
3 7 (12.96%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.41%) CTC Cleared
5 3 (5.56%) MCIPD
6 1 (1.85%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.85%) MCT
6 1 (1.85%) CCNA
6 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.85%) CIMA
6 1 (1.85%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) COBIT
1 1 (1.85%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (7.41%) Oracle
1 4 (7.41%) SAP
2 3 (5.56%) Cisco
2 3 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.85%) HP
3 1 (1.85%) Juniper