The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Buyer
Rank 581 560 575
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Buyer 9 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.020% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.021% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 3
Average daily rate
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£275 £600 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-54.16% +118.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £600 £130
% change year-on-year
-54.16% +361.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £11.00 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -34.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £11.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
- -34.32%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50543 47172 53524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.54% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30720 27585 29825
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2000 2142 2717
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%

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 24 July 2014.

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 16 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 24 July 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 -17 9 £275 -54.16% 5
London +8 3 - - 1
South East -17 2 £275 -54.16%
Amersham - - - -
Andover - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 2
North West - - - -

Buyer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 3 (18.75%) MS Office
2 2 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) Data Entry
2 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (12.50%) SAP
2 2 (12.50%) German Language
3 1 (6.25%) Blog
3 1 (6.25%) Security Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Wireless Security
3 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) HND
3 1 (6.25%) IBM Notes
3 1 (6.25%) ERP
3 1 (6.25%) Broadband
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Lotus
3 1 (6.25%) Internet
3 1 (6.25%) 3G
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) Wireless
3 1 (6.25%) E-Procurement
3 1 (6.25%) Automotive
3 1 (6.25%) Law
3 1 (6.25%) Legal
3 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.25%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (6.25%) Supplier Management

Buyer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) IBM Notes
1 1 (6.25%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Office
2 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Wireless Security
1 1 (6.25%) Broadband
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
1 1 (6.25%) 3G
1 1 (6.25%) Wireless
1 1 (6.25%) NGN
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) JIRA
General
1 2 (12.50%) German Language
2 1 (6.25%) Automotive
2 1 (6.25%) Law
2 1 (6.25%) Legal
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Blog
1 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.25%) Freedom of Information
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) Data Entry
2 1 (6.25%) Security Testing
2 1 (6.25%) ERP
2 1 (6.25%) Project Management
2 1 (6.25%) E-Procurement
2 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (6.25%) Supplier Management
2 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (6.25%) Demand Management
2 1 (6.25%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (6.25%) Procure-to-pay
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) HND
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) SAP
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Lotus
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle