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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
Rank 565 531 517
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -14
Contract jobs citing CIPD 24 28 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.048% 0.059% 0.038%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.23% 0.33% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 21 7
Average daily rate
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£303 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.33% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £300 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £575 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £279 £365 £425
% change year-on-year
-23.45% -14.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £33.00 £22.50 £13.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% +63.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.50 -
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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
10434 8390 8135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.68% 17.76% 18.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6117 4767 4313
Average daily rate £398 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 487 351 562
Average hourly rate £18.03 £18.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.16% -21.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -12 12 £290 -21.08%
London +10 9 £305 -18.66% 1
North West -7 2 £279 -23.45%
East Midlands +2 1 £305 -
South West - - - -
CIPD
UK

CIPD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 15 (24.59%) Performance Management
2 13 (21.31%) Line Management
3 12 (19.67%) Change Management
4 11 (18.03%) Project Management
4 11 (18.03%) Degree
5 10 (16.39%) Law
6 9 (14.75%) Finance
7 8 (13.11%) Coaching
8 7 (11.48%) APMG
9 6 (9.84%) Telecoms
10 5 (8.20%) Legal
10 5 (8.20%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (8.20%) Retail
10 5 (8.20%) Oracle
10 5 (8.20%) SAP
10 5 (8.20%) PRINCE2
10 5 (8.20%) People Management
10 5 (8.20%) SC Cleared
10 5 (8.20%) Security Cleared
11 4 (6.56%) Business Analysis
11 4 (6.56%) Stakeholder Analysis
11 4 (6.56%) Windows
12 3 (4.92%) Service Delivery
12 3 (4.92%) MS Office
12 3 (4.92%) Advertising
12 3 (4.92%) MS Excel
12 3 (4.92%) ERP
12 3 (4.92%) Cisco
12 3 (4.92%) MS PowerPoint
12 3 (4.92%) MCIPD

CIPD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 3 (4.92%) Lync
2 2 (3.28%) Drupal
2 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) MS Office
1 3 (4.92%) MS Excel
1 3 (4.92%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle HRMS
1 1 (1.64%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.64%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.64%) LDAP
2 1 (1.64%) DHCP
2 1 (1.64%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.64%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.28%) MySQL
2 1 (1.64%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.64%) Big Data
General
1 10 (16.39%) Law
2 9 (14.75%) Finance
3 6 (9.84%) Telecoms
4 5 (8.20%) Legal
4 5 (8.20%) Retail
5 3 (4.92%) Advertising
6 1 (1.64%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (8.20%) Consultant
1 5 (8.20%) Training Consultant
1 5 (8.20%) Trainer
2 4 (6.56%) Business Manager
2 4 (6.56%) Delivery Manager
3 3 (4.92%) Change Manager
3 3 (4.92%) Business Change Manager
3 3 (4.92%) Administrator
3 3 (4.92%) Analyst
4 2 (3.28%) Front-End Developer
4 2 (3.28%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (3.28%) Developer
4 2 (3.28%) Coordinator
4 2 (3.28%) Operations Manager
4 2 (3.28%) Change Consultant
4 2 (3.28%) Change Analyst
5 1 (1.64%) Portfolio Manager
5 1 (1.64%) Training Manager
5 1 (1.64%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (1.64%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.28%) CSS3
1 2 (3.28%) HTML5
1 2 (3.28%) Sass
1 2 (3.28%) LESS
1 2 (3.28%) jQuery
1 2 (3.28%) XHTML
1 2 (3.28%) CSS
1 2 (3.28%) HTML
2 1 (1.64%) Series 60
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (3.28%) Social Media
1 2 (3.28%) NHS
1 2 (3.28%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.64%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.56%) Windows
2 1 (1.64%) Linux
2 1 (1.64%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (24.59%) Performance Management
2 13 (21.31%) Line Management
3 12 (19.67%) Change Management
4 11 (18.03%) Project Management
5 8 (13.11%) Coaching
6 5 (8.20%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (8.20%) PRINCE2
6 5 (8.20%) People Management
7 4 (6.56%) Business Analysis
7 4 (6.56%) Stakeholder Analysis
8 3 (4.92%) Service Delivery
8 3 (4.92%) ERP
9 2 (3.28%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (3.28%) Brand Management
9 2 (3.28%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 2 (3.28%) Resource Management
9 2 (3.28%) OO
9 2 (3.28%) SEO
9 2 (3.28%) Risk Management
9 2 (3.28%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.28%) JavaScript
1 2 (3.28%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (18.03%) Degree
2 7 (11.48%) APMG
3 5 (8.20%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.20%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.92%) MCIPD
5 2 (3.28%) MCT
6 1 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 5 (8.20%) Oracle
1 5 (8.20%) SAP
2 3 (4.92%) Cisco
3 1 (1.64%) Business Objects
3 1 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.64%) Cognizant