The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior 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 Senior Buyer in their job title over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Buyer
Rank 570 560 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Buyer 8 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.016% 0.006% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.007% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
Average daily rate
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£451 £540 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.43% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £451 £540 -
% change year-on-year
-16.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Senior 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
47067 45362 49291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.11% 92.86% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29105 27599 28304
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 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1867 1980 2447
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

Senior Buyer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Buyer in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Buyer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Senior Buyer
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Senior Buyer Daily Rate Trend in England

Senior Buyer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Buyer across the England region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

Senior Buyer Daily Rate Histogram in England

Senior Buyer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Senior Buyer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Senior 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 Senior Buyer within the England region over the 3 months to 2 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 -1 5 £465 -13.88%
North West - - - - 1
Senior Buyer
UK

Senior Buyer
Top 28 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Senior 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 Senior Buyer in their job title.

1 6 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) Oracle
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (20.00%) Line Management
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (10.00%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (10.00%) Supply Chain Management
5 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (10.00%) Degree
5 1 (10.00%) JIRA
5 1 (10.00%) Lotus
5 1 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (10.00%) NEC
5 1 (10.00%) Finance
5 1 (10.00%) Legal
5 1 (10.00%) MS Office
5 1 (10.00%) IBM Notes
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (10.00%) ERP
5 1 (10.00%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) Confluence
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) Change Control
5 1 (10.00%) Procure-to-pay

Senior Buyer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Senior 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 Senior Buyer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) IBM Notes
1 1 (10.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (10.00%) Freedom of Information
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (20.00%) Line Management
2 1 (10.00%) ERP
2 1 (10.00%) Project Management
2 1 (10.00%) Supply Chain Management
2 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (10.00%) Change Control
2 1 (10.00%) Procure-to-pay
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) CTC Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Lotus
2 1 (10.00%) NEC