The first table below looks at the demand for CIPD in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CIPD over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
Rank 559 543 553
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +10
Contract jobs citing CIPD 31 30 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.059% 0.048%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.30% 0.33% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 16 14
Average daily rate
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£325 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £263 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £475 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £23.00
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10372 9089 9867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.98% 17.77% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5829 4872 5102
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £526 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 452 499 614
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.62% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.78 £12.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%

CIPD
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CIPD within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

CIPD Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

CIPD
Daily Rate Trend

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

CIPD Daily Rate Trend in the UK

CIPD
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CIPD within the UK over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

CIPD Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

CIPD
Hourly Rate Trend

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

CIPD Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

CIPD
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 CIPD within the UK over the 3 months to 1 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -8 26 £313 -26.47% 9
London 0 10 £400 -15.78% 4
South East -5 7 £363 - 4
West Midlands - 4 £236 -
Yorkshire - 3 £270 -
South West -34 2 £230 -25.80%
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
City of London +18 1 - -
Berkshire -7 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £450 -
Birmingham - 1 £363 -
Bournemouth - - - -
Cobham - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Worcester - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - - 4
Worcestershire - - - -
North West - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - - 1

CIPD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CIPD 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 CIPD.

1 12 (24.00%) Project Management
1 12 (24.00%) Law
2 11 (22.00%) Performance Management
3 10 (20.00%) Degree
3 10 (20.00%) Legal
3 10 (20.00%) Finance
3 10 (20.00%) Change Management
4 9 (18.00%) SAP
4 9 (18.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (12.00%) SC Cleared
6 5 (10.00%) Service Delivery
6 5 (10.00%) Telecoms
7 4 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (8.00%) MCIPD
7 4 (8.00%) MS Office
7 4 (8.00%) MS Excel
7 4 (8.00%) CTC Cleared
7 4 (8.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (6.00%) Transition Management
8 3 (6.00%) Project Planning
8 3 (6.00%) Social Media
8 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
8 3 (6.00%) PRINCE2
8 3 (6.00%) Management Information System
8 3 (6.00%) MS PowerPoint
9 2 (4.00%) Information Management
9 2 (4.00%) Data Protection
9 2 (4.00%) QA
9 2 (4.00%) SAP ERP

CIPD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CIPD 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 CIPD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (8.00%) MS Office
1 4 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.00%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) SAP ERP
2 1 (2.00%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) VPN
1 1 (2.00%) Intranet
1 1 (2.00%) WPA
General
1 12 (24.00%) Law
2 10 (20.00%) Legal
2 10 (20.00%) Finance
3 5 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (12.00%) Consultant
2 4 (8.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (4.00%) Training Consultant
3 2 (4.00%) Resource Manager
3 2 (4.00%) Change Consultant
3 2 (4.00%) Trainer
3 2 (4.00%) Senior Consultant
3 2 (4.00%) Coordinator
4 1 (2.00%) IP Engineer
4 1 (2.00%) Recruitment Consultant
4 1 (2.00%) Account Manager
4 1 (2.00%) Integration Consultant
4 1 (2.00%) Change Manager
4 1 (2.00%) Business Consultant
4 1 (2.00%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (2.00%) HR Specialist
4 1 (2.00%) Payroll Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) Series 60
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) Social Media
1 3 (6.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.00%) NHS
3 1 (2.00%) Learning Management System
3 1 (2.00%) E-Learning
3 1 (2.00%) Data Extraction
3 1 (2.00%) Freedom of Information
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.00%) Project Management
2 11 (22.00%) Performance Management
3 10 (20.00%) Change Management
4 5 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 4 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (8.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 4 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (6.00%) Transition Management
6 3 (6.00%) Project Planning
6 3 (6.00%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.00%) Information Management
7 2 (4.00%) Data Protection
7 2 (4.00%) Workflow
7 2 (4.00%) Risk Management
7 2 (4.00%) Data Management
7 2 (4.00%) Six Sigma
7 2 (4.00%) ERP
7 2 (4.00%) ITIL
7 2 (4.00%) Business Transformation
8 1 (2.00%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.00%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (20.00%) Degree
2 9 (18.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (12.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (8.00%) MCIPD
4 4 (8.00%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (2.00%) APMG
5 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.00%) CCNA
5 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.00%) PMP
5 1 (2.00%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.00%) CIMA
5 1 (2.00%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.00%) COBIT
Vendors
1 9 (18.00%) SAP
2 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle
3 1 (2.00%) Cisco
3 1 (2.00%) HP
3 1 (2.00%) Juniper
London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £34 - £35 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £30000 - £34000 Per Annum 25 days holiday, Private healthcar
Posted: 2 days ago