The table below looks at the statistics for the Buyer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Buyer in their job title 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
Buyer
Rank 575 561 527
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Buyer 6 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.010% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.011% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
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£369 £165 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+123.48% -19.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £165 £205
% change year-on-year
+123.48% -19.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £14.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48551 46784 42135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.43% 92.38% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 29792 27671 24104
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1854 1968 2263
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

Buyer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Buyer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Buyer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Buyer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Buyer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Buyer within the UK over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Buyer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Buyer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Buyer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Buyer
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Buyer 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 -3 5 £369 +123.48% 8
Guildford - - - -
London - - - - 4
Milton Keynes - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
City of London - - - - 3
South East - - - - 1

Buyer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited 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 Buyer in their job title.

1 5 (33.33%) MS Office
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) Finance
3 3 (20.00%) Supply Chain Management
3 3 (20.00%) Degree
3 3 (20.00%) Legal
4 2 (13.33%) Automotive
4 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (13.33%) ERP
4 2 (13.33%) Project Management
4 2 (13.33%) C
4 2 (13.33%) Asset Management
4 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) Line Management
4 2 (13.33%) Software Asset Management
5 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (6.67%) Procure-to-pay
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (6.67%) Supplier Management
5 1 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle
5 1 (6.67%) SAP
5 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (6.67%) NEC
5 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
5 1 (6.67%) Electronics
5 1 (6.67%) Aerospace
5 1 (6.67%) Law

Buyer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited 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 Buyer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Office
2 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Legal
3 2 (13.33%) Automotive
4 1 (6.67%) Electronics
4 1 (6.67%) Aerospace
4 1 (6.67%) Law
4 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Supply Chain Management
2 2 (13.33%) ERP
2 2 (13.33%) Project Management
2 2 (13.33%) Asset Management
2 2 (13.33%) Line Management
2 2 (13.33%) Software Asset Management
3 1 (6.67%) Procure-to-pay
3 1 (6.67%) Supplier Management
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
3 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) SAP
2 1 (6.67%) NEC
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £100 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Premier Engineering
Rate: £18 - £22 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago