The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Buyer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Buyer
Rank 638 632 610
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Buyer 9 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.007% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.008% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 4
Median daily rate £413 £275 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +52.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £235 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £275 £331
UK excluding London median daily rate £283 £275 £180
% change year-on-year
+2.72% +52.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £13.80 - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.80 - £22.50

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
52732 52894 51448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.87% 94.71% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34355 32133 31426
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1512 2114 2112
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

Buyer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Buyer in the job title.

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 May 2016.

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 19 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Buyer within the UK over the 3 months to 4 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -16 9 £413 +50.00% 4
South East -4 3 - - 1
Oxfordshire +9 2 - -
London -8 2 £483 -
Oxford - 2 - -
North West -4 1 £350 +27.27%
East of England - 1 - - 2
Yorkshire - 1 £215 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 2
Leeds - 1 £215 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £215 -
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 £350 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Slough - 1 - -
Chesterfield - 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 - -
Blackpool - 1 £350 -

Buyer Skill Set
Top 26 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, Buyer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Buyer in the job title.

1 7 (36.84%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (31.58%) Degree
3 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 5 (26.32%) Finance
4 4 (21.05%) Law
4 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (21.05%) Supply Chain Management
5 2 (10.53%) Mathematics
5 2 (10.53%) Quality Management
5 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
5 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
5 2 (10.53%) Data Analysis
5 2 (10.53%) C
5 2 (10.53%) Project Management
6 1 (5.26%) Photoshop
6 1 (5.26%) SAP
6 1 (5.26%) NHS
6 1 (5.26%) Logistics
6 1 (5.26%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
6 1 (5.26%) Driving Licence
6 1 (5.26%) IaaS
6 1 (5.26%) Kanban
6 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
6 1 (5.26%) PaaS
6 1 (5.26%) Supplier Management

Buyer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (5.26%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) IaaS
1 1 (5.26%) PaaS
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Law
3 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.26%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.26%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 4 (21.05%) Supply Chain Management
4 2 (10.53%) Data Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) Project Management
4 2 (10.53%) Quality Management
4 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
5 1 (5.26%) Kanban
5 1 (5.26%) Logistics
5 1 (5.26%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) SAP