The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
Rank 589 573 529
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -44
Contract jobs citing CIPD 24 19 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.036% 0.057%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.23% 0.19% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 14
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£338 £313 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -26.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £271 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £434 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £230
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +46.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10437 10204 8844
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.69% 19.28% 17.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 6117 5810 4731
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 533 464 498
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.94 £44.10 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+13.92% -8.13%

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 3 July 2015.

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 22 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 3 July 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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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 -24 23 £338 +12.50% 8
South East -10 7 - - 1
London -15 6 £375 +25.00% 1
Berkshire - 6 - -
Essex - 5 £320 - 1
East of England - 5 £320 - 1
City of London -5 4 £188 - 1
Chelmsford - 3 £325 -
Yorkshire -19 2 £200 - 2
North West - 2 £390 - 2
Leeds - 2 £200 - 2
Cumbria - 2 £390 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £200 - 2
Wiltshire - 1 £450 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - - 1
South West - 1 £450 -
Wales - 1 - - 1
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Newport - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 £450 -
Witham - 1 £225 -

CIPD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 15 (26.79%) Coaching
2 12 (21.43%) Project Management
3 11 (19.64%) SAP
3 11 (19.64%) Finance
4 10 (17.86%) Line Management
5 9 (16.07%) Telecoms
5 9 (16.07%) E-Learning
6 7 (12.50%) Business Objects
6 7 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 7 (12.50%) Degree
7 6 (10.71%) Intranet
7 6 (10.71%) MS Excel
8 5 (8.93%) Oracle
8 5 (8.93%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (8.93%) SAP HR
8 5 (8.93%) Taleo
8 5 (8.93%) MS PowerPoint
8 5 (8.93%) ResourceLink
8 5 (8.93%) Oracle UPK
9 4 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (7.14%) Management Information System
9 4 (7.14%) Ariba
9 4 (7.14%) PRINCE2
10 3 (5.36%) MCT
10 3 (5.36%) SharePoint
10 3 (5.36%) Microsoft
10 3 (5.36%) Oracle EBS
10 3 (5.36%) Change Management
10 3 (5.36%) Law
10 3 (5.36%) Business Analysis

CIPD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 5 (8.93%) Oracle UPK
2 3 (5.36%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (10.71%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.93%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.57%) MS Office
4 1 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (8.93%) SAP HR
1 5 (8.93%) ResourceLink
2 3 (5.36%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.93%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.71%) Intranet
2 2 (3.57%) WebEx
3 1 (1.79%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) BusinessObjects
General
1 11 (19.64%) Finance
2 9 (16.07%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.36%) Law
4 2 (3.57%) Legal
4 2 (3.57%) Swedish Language
4 2 (3.57%) Local Government
5 1 (1.79%) Marketing
5 1 (1.79%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (12.50%) Trainer
2 6 (10.71%) Project Manager
3 5 (8.93%) Developer
4 4 (7.14%) Consultant
4 4 (7.14%) Lead Developer
4 4 (7.14%) Oracle Developer
5 3 (5.36%) IT Trainer
5 3 (5.36%) Change Manager
6 2 (3.57%) Business Change Manager
6 2 (3.57%) SAP Trainer
6 2 (3.57%) E-Learning Developer
6 2 (3.57%) Business Manager
6 2 (3.57%) Development Consultant
6 2 (3.57%) Support Manager
7 1 (1.79%) Implementation Project Manager
7 1 (1.79%) Business Project Manager
7 1 (1.79%) Senior Change Manager
7 1 (1.79%) Change Project Manager
7 1 (1.79%) Governance Manager
7 1 (1.79%) Business Change Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.07%) E-Learning
2 4 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.57%) NHS
4 1 (1.79%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (1.79%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (1.79%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.79%) Coaching
2 12 (21.43%) Project Management
3 10 (17.86%) Line Management
4 7 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 4 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 4 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (5.36%) Business Analysis
6 3 (5.36%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (5.36%) Change Management
6 3 (5.36%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (3.57%) Strategic Planning
7 2 (3.57%) Performance Management
7 2 (3.57%) Risk Management
7 2 (3.57%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.57%) E-Commerce
7 2 (3.57%) ERP
7 2 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (1.79%) PRINCE
8 1 (1.79%) Six Sigma
8 1 (1.79%) Data Management
Qualifications
1 7 (12.50%) Degree
2 3 (5.36%) MCT
2 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.57%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.79%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) COBIT
Vendors
1 11 (19.64%) SAP
2 7 (12.50%) Business Objects
3 5 (8.93%) Oracle
4 4 (7.14%) Ariba
5 3 (5.36%) Microsoft
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