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 23 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
Rank 553 527 516
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -11
Contract jobs citing CIPD 25 30 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.062% 0.043%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.33% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 19 8
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£290 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.75% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £271 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £580 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £213 £338 £438
% change year-on-year
-37.03% -22.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £33.00 £22.50 £13.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% +63.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
10222 9072 7897
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.15% 18.62% 17.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5961 4943 4163
Average daily rate £396 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 476 428 558
Average hourly rate £19.45 £18.70 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.01% -18.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £40.00 £44.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.91%

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 23 January 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 14 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 23 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 -26 24 £290 -22.75% 8
London -1 11 £328 -37.61% 3
South East -21 7 - - 1
Berkshire - 7 - - 1
Bristol -4 1 £725 +93.33%
South West -19 1 £725 +94.63%
Scotland - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Hinckley - - - -
Reading - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -

CIPD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 14 (21.54%) Performance Management
2 13 (20.00%) Degree
2 13 (20.00%) Line Management
2 13 (20.00%) Project Management
2 13 (20.00%) Change Management
3 11 (16.92%) Law
4 10 (15.38%) Coaching
5 7 (10.77%) APMG
6 6 (9.23%) Telecoms
6 6 (9.23%) Finance
6 6 (9.23%) PRINCE2
7 5 (7.69%) Business Analysis
7 5 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (7.69%) People Management
8 4 (6.15%) Stakeholder Analysis
8 4 (6.15%) SC Cleared
8 4 (6.15%) Security Cleared
8 4 (6.15%) Retail
8 4 (6.15%) Legal
8 4 (6.15%) Service Delivery
8 4 (6.15%) Windows
8 4 (6.15%) Oracle
9 3 (4.62%) Cisco
9 3 (4.62%) Advertising
9 3 (4.62%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (4.62%) MCIPD
9 3 (4.62%) Lync
9 3 (4.62%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (3.08%) Unified Communications
10 2 (3.08%) CSS3

CIPD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 3 (4.62%) Lync
2 2 (3.08%) Drupal
2 2 (3.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.08%) MS Office
2 2 (3.08%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.54%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.54%) Oracle HRMS
1 1 (1.54%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.08%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.54%) DHCP
2 1 (1.54%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.54%) VPN
2 1 (1.54%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.08%) MySQL
2 1 (1.54%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.54%) Big Data
General
1 11 (16.92%) Law
2 6 (9.23%) Telecoms
2 6 (9.23%) Finance
3 4 (6.15%) Retail
3 4 (6.15%) Legal
4 3 (4.62%) Advertising
5 2 (3.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (7.69%) Trainer
1 5 (7.69%) Delivery Manager
2 4 (6.15%) Business Manager
3 3 (4.62%) Coordinator
3 3 (4.62%) Project Manager
3 3 (4.62%) Analyst
3 3 (4.62%) Consultant
3 3 (4.62%) Administrator
3 3 (4.62%) Change Manager
3 3 (4.62%) Business Change Manager
3 3 (4.62%) Training Consultant
4 2 (3.08%) Front-End Developer
4 2 (3.08%) Systems Manager
4 2 (3.08%) Support Manager
4 2 (3.08%) Change Analyst
4 2 (3.08%) Developer
4 2 (3.08%) Operations Manager
5 1 (1.54%) Development Manager
5 1 (1.54%) Portfolio Manager
5 1 (1.54%) Training Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.08%) CSS3
1 2 (3.08%) Sass
1 2 (3.08%) LESS
1 2 (3.08%) jQuery
1 2 (3.08%) HTML5
1 2 (3.08%) CSS
1 2 (3.08%) HTML
1 2 (3.08%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.08%) Social Media
1 2 (3.08%) E-Learning
1 2 (3.08%) Freedom of Information
1 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.54%) NHS
2 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.15%) Windows
2 1 (1.54%) Linux
2 1 (1.54%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (21.54%) Performance Management
2 13 (20.00%) Line Management
2 13 (20.00%) Project Management
2 13 (20.00%) Change Management
3 10 (15.38%) Coaching
4 6 (9.23%) PRINCE2
5 5 (7.69%) Business Analysis
5 5 (7.69%) People Management
6 4 (6.15%) Stakeholder Analysis
6 4 (6.15%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.62%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (4.62%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (3.08%) Mentoring
8 2 (3.08%) Brand Management
8 2 (3.08%) SEO
8 2 (3.08%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (3.08%) Risk Management
8 2 (3.08%) Data Management
8 2 (3.08%) Information Management
8 2 (3.08%) OO
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.08%) JavaScript
1 2 (3.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (20.00%) Degree
2 7 (10.77%) APMG
3 4 (6.15%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.15%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.62%) MCIPD
5 2 (3.08%) MCT
6 1 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 4 (6.15%) Oracle
2 3 (4.62%) Cisco
3 2 (3.08%) Business Objects
3 2 (3.08%) SAP
4 1 (1.54%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.54%) Cognizant
4 1 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Advantage XPO
Rate: £41000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 16-22 Per Hour
Posted: 11 days ago
Hertfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago