The table below looks at the statistics 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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Budget Control
Rank 539 492 481
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -11
Contract jobs citing Budget Control 42 74 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.20% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 57 28
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£425 £413 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £325 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £559 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £419 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.49% +15.51%
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 Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39905 37911 33162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.97% 74.86% 72.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 25118 22860 19767
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1064 1128 1179
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 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 -32 39 £425 - 5
South East -35 15 £435 +3.88% 1
London -16 9 £446 +8.84% 1
Berkshire +3 7 £381 -25.24% 1
Yorkshire -14 4 £335 -39.09%
North West -16 4 £400 +14.28% 1
East Midlands +6 3 £363 -21.62%
East of England +3 3 £435 -1.91% 1
Cheshire -1 3 £400 +14.28% 1
Northamptonshire -4 3 £363 -23.68%
Crawley -5 3 £425 -
Scotland -11 3 £350 -11.61%
West Sussex -16 3 £425 +3.03%
City of London +12 2 £675 +33.66%
Edinburgh -11 2 - -
Bedfordshire -5 1 £475 -
Surrey -6 1 £435 +45.00%
West Midlands -11 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -12 1 - -
Manchester -15 1 - -
Slough - 1 £313 - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £555 -
Northampton - 1 £350 -
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Preston - - - -
Aldershot - - - -
Bath - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Birkenhead - - - -

Budget Control
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 41 (48.24%) Project Management
2 40 (47.06%) Finance
3 35 (41.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 35 (41.18%) PRINCE2
4 25 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (14.12%) Project Planning
5 12 (14.12%) Waterfall
6 11 (12.94%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (12.94%) Scrum
6 11 (12.94%) Advertising
7 10 (11.76%) Microsoft
7 10 (11.76%) PRINCE
7 10 (11.76%) Change Management
8 9 (10.59%) Windows
8 9 (10.59%) Coaching
8 9 (10.59%) Change Control
9 8 (9.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 8 (9.41%) Risk Management
9 8 (9.41%) MS Excel
9 8 (9.41%) ITIL
10 7 (8.24%) UML
10 7 (8.24%) MS Office
10 7 (8.24%) SOA
10 7 (8.24%) Enterprise Architecture
11 6 (7.06%) Matrix Management
11 6 (7.06%) Marketing
11 6 (7.06%) Retail
12 5 (5.88%) Supplier Management
12 5 (5.88%) Programme Management
12 5 (5.88%) SAP

Budget Control
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 4 (4.71%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.18%) IIS
2 1 (1.18%) Drupal
Applications
1 8 (9.41%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.24%) MS Office
3 4 (4.71%) MS Project
4 2 (2.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.18%) AutoCAD
5 1 (1.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.53%) Wireless
2 2 (2.35%) Network Security
2 2 (2.35%) SSL
2 2 (2.35%) VoIP
2 2 (2.35%) SAN
2 2 (2.35%) Internet
3 1 (1.18%) WAN
3 1 (1.18%) DHCP
3 1 (1.18%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.18%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.35%) Big Data
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.18%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Cucumber
1 1 (1.18%) TeamCity
1 1 (1.18%) Selenium
1 1 (1.18%) JIRA
1 1 (1.18%) YouTrack
General
1 40 (47.06%) Finance
2 11 (12.94%) Advertising
3 6 (7.06%) Marketing
3 6 (7.06%) Retail
4 4 (4.71%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.71%) Banking
5 3 (3.53%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.35%) Publishing
6 2 (2.35%) Electronics
7 1 (1.18%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.18%) Legal
7 1 (1.18%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (51.76%) Project Manager
2 11 (12.94%) IT Project Manager
3 9 (10.59%) Business Manager
4 8 (9.41%) Business Project Manager
4 8 (9.41%) Analyst
5 4 (4.71%) Designer
5 4 (4.71%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 4 (4.71%) Senior Manager
5 4 (4.71%) Solutions Designer
5 4 (4.71%) Resource Manager
5 4 (4.71%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (3.53%) Senior Project Manager
6 3 (3.53%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (3.53%) Business Analyst
6 3 (3.53%) Programme Manager
7 2 (2.35%) Social Media Consultant
7 2 (2.35%) PPC Specialist
7 2 (2.35%) Software Manager
7 2 (2.35%) SAP Manager
7 2 (2.35%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.18%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.94%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.71%) Video on Demand
3 3 (3.53%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.35%) Social Media
4 2 (2.35%) DTV
5 1 (1.18%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.18%) Equities
5 1 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.18%) NHS
5 1 (1.18%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.18%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.18%) FMCG
5 1 (1.18%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.18%) Derivative
5 1 (1.18%) Informatics
5 1 (1.18%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.59%) Windows
2 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (3.53%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.18%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (48.24%) Project Management
2 35 (41.18%) Stakeholder Management
2 35 (41.18%) PRINCE2
3 25 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (14.12%) Project Planning
4 12 (14.12%) Waterfall
5 11 (12.94%) Scrum
6 10 (11.76%) PRINCE
6 10 (11.76%) Change Management
7 9 (10.59%) Coaching
7 9 (10.59%) Change Control
8 8 (9.41%) Risk Management
8 8 (9.41%) ITIL
9 7 (8.24%) UML
9 7 (8.24%) SOA
9 7 (8.24%) Enterprise Architecture
10 6 (7.06%) Matrix Management
11 5 (5.88%) Supplier Management
11 5 (5.88%) Programme Management
11 5 (5.88%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.71%) SQL
2 3 (3.53%) C
3 1 (1.18%) Ruby
3 1 (1.18%) PHP
3 1 (1.18%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (9.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 4 (4.71%) VCP4
3 3 (3.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (3.53%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (3.53%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.35%) Degree
4 2 (2.35%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.18%) PMP
5 1 (1.18%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.18%) ISEB
5 1 (1.18%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.71%) QA
2 2 (2.35%) Solvency II
3 1 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (4.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.35%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.35%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.18%) vCloud
3 1 (1.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (4.71%) SCCM
2 1 (1.18%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 10 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.88%) SAP
3 4 (4.71%) VMware
4 2 (2.35%) Oracle
4 2 (2.35%) Citrix
4 2 (2.35%) NEC
4 2 (2.35%) Google
5 1 (1.18%) Norkom
5 1 (1.18%) Mantas
5 1 (1.18%) Actimize
5 1 (1.18%) BMC