The first table below looks at the demand for Budget Control skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Budget Control over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Budget Control
Rank 529 499 492
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -7
Contract jobs citing Budget Control 61 74 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.20% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 53 55
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£425 £348 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.30% -15.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £309 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £586 £533 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+29.23% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £26.98 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.98 - £17.50
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40487 37295 40755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.10% 72.93% 70.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 25009 22626 23492
Average daily rate £400 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.12% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1153 1056 1466
Average hourly rate £23.00 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.51 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £45.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -

Budget Control
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Budget Control within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Budget Control Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Budget Control
Daily Rate Trend

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

Budget Control Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Budget Control
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Budget Control within the UK over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Budget Control Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Budget Control
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Budget Control within the UK.

Budget Control Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Budget Control
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Budget Control within the UK over the 3 months to 1 August 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
England -20 56 £425 +22.30% 9
London -3 19 £425 +3.65% 4
South East -24 19 £375 +15.38% 1
City of London +33 8 £500 +25.00% 2
Berkshire +4 8 £420 -23.63%
East of England -15 6 £450 +5.88%
Oxfordshire +2 4 £295 -
North West -4 4 £850 - 3
West Sussex -19 4 - - 1
Scotland -20 3 £550 +69.23% 1
Manchester - 3 - -
Surrey -7 1 - -
Essex -7 1 £325 -23.52%
Hampshire -9 1 - -
South West -31 1 £170 -51.42%
Tyne and Wear - 1 £550 -
Wales - 1 £388 -
South Wales - 1 £388 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £375 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £413 -
North East - 1 £550 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £525 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £525 - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 £413 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £550 -
Southampton - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 £388 -
Chelmsford - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1

Budget Control
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Budget Control 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 Budget Control.

1 67 (50.38%) Stakeholder Management
2 62 (46.62%) Project Management
3 56 (42.11%) PRINCE2
4 55 (41.35%) Finance
5 28 (21.05%) Project Planning
6 22 (16.54%) Windows
7 18 (13.53%) Telecoms
7 18 (13.53%) Migration
8 16 (12.03%) Change Management
9 15 (11.28%) ITIL
10 14 (10.53%) VMware
10 14 (10.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 13 (9.77%) SAP
11 13 (9.77%) Citrix
12 12 (9.02%) Degree
13 11 (8.27%) Data Analysis
13 11 (8.27%) VMware Infrastructure
13 11 (8.27%) SQL
14 10 (7.52%) Oracle
14 10 (7.52%) MS Project
14 10 (7.52%) Agile Software Development
15 9 (6.77%) Asset Management
15 9 (6.77%) Resource Management
15 9 (6.77%) Time Management
15 9 (6.77%) MS Office
15 9 (6.77%) PRINCE
15 9 (6.77%) Service Management
16 8 (6.02%) Security Management
16 8 (6.02%) Configuration Management
16 8 (6.02%) Scrum

Budget Control
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Budget Control 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 Budget Control. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.51%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.75%) Apache
4 1 (0.75%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.75%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 10 (7.52%) MS Project
2 9 (6.77%) MS Office
3 8 (6.02%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (3.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (3.76%) MS Excel
5 3 (2.26%) MS Visio
5 3 (2.26%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (4.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.75%) Office 365
1 1 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.01%) SAN
1 4 (3.01%) WAN
2 3 (2.26%) VoIP
3 2 (1.50%) Wireless
3 2 (1.50%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.50%) Network Security
4 1 (0.75%) Intranet
4 1 (0.75%) LAN
4 1 (0.75%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.50%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.50%) MS Access
1 2 (1.50%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.75%) Triplestore
2 1 (0.75%) Big Data
2 1 (0.75%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (1.50%) JIRA
2 1 (0.75%) TestDirector
General
1 55 (41.35%) Finance
2 18 (13.53%) Telecoms
3 8 (6.02%) Billing
4 7 (5.26%) Banking
4 7 (5.26%) Marketing
5 6 (4.51%) Retail
6 4 (3.01%) Manufacturing
6 4 (3.01%) Italian Language
7 3 (2.26%) Spanish Language
7 3 (2.26%) Legal
7 3 (2.26%) Electronics
8 2 (1.50%) General Ledger
8 2 (1.50%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.75%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.75%) Local Government
9 1 (0.75%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 81 (60.90%) Project Manager
2 11 (8.27%) IT Project Manager
2 11 (8.27%) Infrastructure Manager
2 11 (8.27%) Analyst
3 10 (7.52%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 9 (6.77%) PMO Analyst
5 7 (5.26%) Business Project Manager
5 7 (5.26%) Business Manager
5 7 (5.26%) Designer
5 7 (5.26%) Technical Manager
5 7 (5.26%) Senior Manager
6 6 (4.51%) Technical Project Manager
6 6 (4.51%) Senior Project Manager
6 6 (4.51%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
7 4 (3.01%) Solutions Designer
7 4 (3.01%) Programme Manager
7 4 (3.01%) Agile Project Manager
7 4 (3.01%) SOA Designer
7 4 (3.01%) Project Officer
7 4 (3.01%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.76%) Web Services
2 4 (3.01%) XML
2 4 (3.01%) J2EE
2 4 (3.01%) Middleware
3 2 (1.50%) .NET
4 1 (0.75%) Velocity
4 1 (0.75%) SAP PI
4 1 (0.75%) ATL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.51%) CLARiiON
1 6 (4.51%) Symmetrix DMX
2 4 (3.01%) PMI
2 4 (3.01%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (2.26%) NHS
3 3 (2.26%) DTV
3 3 (2.26%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.75%) Informatics
4 1 (0.75%) Linked Data
4 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.75%) Social Media
4 1 (0.75%) FMCG
4 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.75%) E-Learning
4 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 22 (16.54%) Windows
2 6 (4.51%) UNIX
2 6 (4.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (3.76%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (50.38%) Stakeholder Management
2 62 (46.62%) Project Management
3 56 (42.11%) PRINCE2
4 28 (21.05%) Project Planning
5 18 (13.53%) Migration
6 16 (12.03%) Change Management
7 15 (11.28%) ITIL
8 11 (8.27%) Data Analysis
9 10 (7.52%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (6.77%) Asset Management
10 9 (6.77%) Resource Management
10 9 (6.77%) Time Management
10 9 (6.77%) PRINCE
10 9 (6.77%) Service Management
11 8 (6.02%) Security Management
11 8 (6.02%) Configuration Management
11 8 (6.02%) Scrum
11 8 (6.02%) CRM
11 8 (6.02%) Incident Management
12 7 (5.26%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.27%) SQL
2 7 (5.26%) Java
3 3 (2.26%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (10.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 12 (9.02%) Degree
3 5 (3.76%) PMI Certification
4 3 (2.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (2.26%) VCP5
4 3 (2.26%) CCNP
4 3 (2.26%) CCNA
4 3 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.26%) ISEB
4 3 (2.26%) MCSE
5 2 (1.50%) APMP
6 1 (0.75%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.75%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.75%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.02%) SLA
2 3 (2.26%) QA
2 3 (2.26%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.75%) P3O
System Software
1 11 (8.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.01%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (5.26%) SCCM
2 3 (2.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (10.53%) VMware
2 13 (9.77%) SAP
2 13 (9.77%) Citrix
3 10 (7.52%) Oracle
4 8 (6.02%) EMC
4 8 (6.02%) NetApp
5 6 (4.51%) Microsoft
5 6 (4.51%) Isilon
6 3 (2.26%) Intel
6 3 (2.26%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.75%) Lotus
7 1 (0.75%) JD Edwards