The table below looks at the statistics for APMG in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited APMG over the 3 months to 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
APMG (APM Group)
Rank 570 557 527
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -30
Contract jobs citing APMG 1 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.004% 0.009%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.010% 0.022% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
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£400 £830 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.80% +130.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £830 £360
% change year-on-year
- +130.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10103 9219 8075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.17% 18.88% 17.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5881 4996 4268
Average daily rate £395 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 417 563
Average hourly rate £19.50 £19.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £44.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.83%

APMG
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing APMG within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

APMG Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

APMG
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing APMG within the UK.

APMG Daily Rate Trend in the UK

APMG
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing APMG within the UK over the 3 months to 29 January 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
England -19 1 £400 -51.80%
London - 1 £400 -
Berkshire - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
South East - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Cardiff - - - -

APMG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing APMG 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 APMG.

1 11 (78.57%) PRINCE2
1 11 (78.57%) Project Management
2 7 (50.00%) Change Management
2 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) CIPD
3 4 (28.57%) Finance
3 4 (28.57%) Migration
3 4 (28.57%) Windows
3 4 (28.57%) C
3 4 (28.57%) Degree
3 4 (28.57%) Business Analysis
3 4 (28.57%) Data Migration
3 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Analysis
4 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
4 3 (21.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (21.43%) Programme Management
4 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (14.29%) MS Project
5 2 (14.29%) MS Office
5 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
5 2 (14.29%) MS Visio
5 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 1 (7.14%) BC Cleared
6 1 (7.14%) ITIL
6 1 (7.14%) PMI
6 1 (7.14%) PMI Certification
6 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management

APMG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing APMG 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 APMG. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (14.29%) MS Project
2 2 (14.29%) MS Office
2 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (14.29%) MS Visio
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Project Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Business Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Change Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Business Change Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Change Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Procurement Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Project Officer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Project Support Officer
4 1 (7.14%) Procurement Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) PRINCE2
1 11 (78.57%) Project Management
2 7 (50.00%) Change Management
2 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (28.57%) Migration
3 4 (28.57%) Business Analysis
3 4 (28.57%) Data Migration
3 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Analysis
4 3 (21.43%) Programme Management
5 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 1 (7.14%) ITIL
6 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (7.14%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) CIPD
2 4 (28.57%) Degree
3 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
3 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 1 (7.14%) BC Cleared
5 1 (7.14%) PMI Certification