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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Buyer
Rank 574 547 529
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Buyer 9 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.012% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.013% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 4
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£463 £258 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+79.61% +19.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £258 £205
% change year-on-year
+79.61% +25.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 - £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
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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
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 8 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 30 January 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 -15 8 £463 +79.61% 9
London - 3 - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
City of London - - - -
South East - - - -

Buyer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
2 7 (35.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 5 (25.00%) Oracle
3 5 (25.00%) MS Office
4 4 (20.00%) Line Management
5 3 (15.00%) Project Management
5 3 (15.00%) Finance
6 2 (10.00%) NEC
6 2 (10.00%) Automotive
6 2 (10.00%) ERP
6 2 (10.00%) Asset Management
6 2 (10.00%) Supply Chain Management
6 2 (10.00%) Software Asset Management
6 2 (10.00%) Procure-to-pay
6 2 (10.00%) Degree
6 2 (10.00%) People Management
7 1 (5.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (5.00%) Change Control
7 1 (5.00%) Supplier Management
7 1 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (5.00%) Performance Management
7 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
7 1 (5.00%) SAP
7 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports

Buyer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 5 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Automotive
3 1 (5.00%) Law
3 1 (5.00%) Legal
3 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.00%) Electronics
3 1 (5.00%) Aerospace
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Line Management
2 3 (15.00%) Project Management
3 2 (10.00%) ERP
3 2 (10.00%) Asset Management
3 2 (10.00%) Supply Chain Management
3 2 (10.00%) Software Asset Management
3 2 (10.00%) Procure-to-pay
3 2 (10.00%) People Management
4 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.00%) Change Control
4 1 (5.00%) Supplier Management
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.00%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (35.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (10.00%) NEC
4 1 (5.00%) SAP
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