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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
APMG (APM Group)
Rank 623 615 585
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -30
Contract jobs citing APMG 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.002% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.009% 0.010% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate £338 £400 £830
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% -51.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 - £830
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
10920 10497 9567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.21% 20.32% 19.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6750 6072 5158
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 491 491 443
Average hourly rate £37.50 £20.00 £18.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% +7.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £46.50 £41.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 2 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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -30 1 £338 -15.62% 1
South West - 1 £338 -

APMG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 16 (88.89%) PRINCE2
2 8 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 8 (44.44%) PRINCE
2 8 (44.44%) Project Management
3 7 (38.89%) MS Project
3 7 (38.89%) Degree
4 6 (33.33%) Business Analysis
4 6 (33.33%) ISEB
5 5 (27.78%) MS Visio
5 5 (27.78%) MS Office
5 5 (27.78%) ITSM
5 5 (27.78%) ITIL
5 5 (27.78%) ITIL V3
6 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (22.22%) Time Management
6 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
6 4 (22.22%) Casewise
6 4 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (22.22%) TOGAF
6 4 (22.22%) Finance
6 4 (22.22%) Service Delivery
6 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (16.67%) Service Management
7 3 (16.67%) Web Services
7 3 (16.67%) SOA
7 3 (16.67%) SaaS
7 3 (16.67%) PaaS
8 2 (11.11%) DV Cleared
8 2 (11.11%) Open Source

APMG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 8 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 7 (38.89%) MS Project
3 5 (27.78%) MS Office
3 5 (27.78%) MS Visio
4 4 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) PaaS
1 3 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Unified Communications
2 1 (5.56%) IP Telephony
2 1 (5.56%) MPLS
2 1 (5.56%) Softphone
2 1 (5.56%) WAN
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Analyst
1 6 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Project Manager
3 4 (22.22%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Senior Business Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Business Change Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Business Change Business Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Business Change Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Business Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Change Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Data Centre Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Finance Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Rollout Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Rollout Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Financial Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Telecoms Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Telecoms Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (5.56%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (5.56%) Freedom of Information Act
2 1 (5.56%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (88.89%) PRINCE2
2 8 (44.44%) PRINCE
2 8 (44.44%) Project Management
3 6 (33.33%) Business Analysis
4 5 (27.78%) ITIL
4 5 (27.78%) ITIL V3
4 5 (27.78%) ITSM
5 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (22.22%) Service Delivery
5 4 (22.22%) Time Management
5 4 (22.22%) TOGAF
6 3 (16.67%) Service Management
6 3 (16.67%) SOA
7 2 (11.11%) Change Management
7 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
7 2 (11.11%) Open Source
7 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
7 2 (11.11%) Project Governance
8 1 (5.56%) SDLC
8 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) Degree
2 6 (33.33%) ISEB
3 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 2 (11.11%) DV Cleared
5 1 (5.56%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (5.56%) PMI Certification
5 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) Casewise
3 2 (11.11%) Facebook
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco
4 1 (5.56%) LANDesk