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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
Rank 589 583 551
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -32
Contract jobs citing CIPD 31 28 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.051% 0.055%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.29% 0.27% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 16
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.66% -29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £230 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £443 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £270 £325
% change year-on-year
+37.03% -16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 - -

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
10819 10417 9038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.03% 19.06% 17.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6459 5859 4848
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 521 459 499
Average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £44.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 31 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 28 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 31 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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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 -20 29 £390 +32.76% 8
London 0 10 £450 +12.50% 3
South East -11 6 - -
City of London -5 5 £344 - 2
Berkshire +8 4 - -
North West - 4 £600 - 1
South West -7 3 £400 +73.91%
Yorkshire -23 3 £200 -25.92% 1
West Yorkshire -23 3 £200 -25.92% 1
Leeds -23 3 £200 -25.92% 1
Birmingham +4 2 £160 -55.86% 1
West Midlands +1 2 £160 -32.27% 1
Cumbria - 2 £390 -
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
Bristol - 2 £375 -
Maidenhead +1 1 - -
Wiltshire -1 1 £450 +95.65%
Swindon -5 1 £450 +95.65%
Bracknell - 1 - -
Slough - 1 - -
Derby - 1 £330 -
Kegworth - 1 £330 -
South Wales - 1 - -
Newport - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 £330 -
Leicestershire - 1 £330 -
East Midlands - 1 £330 -
Wales - 1 - -

CIPD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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 14 (21.88%) Coaching
2 13 (20.31%) Project Management
3 11 (17.19%) SAP
3 11 (17.19%) Finance
4 10 (15.63%) E-Learning
4 10 (15.63%) MS Excel
4 10 (15.63%) Line Management
5 8 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 8 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (12.50%) Law
6 6 (9.38%) Telecoms
6 6 (9.38%) Degree
6 6 (9.38%) Intranet
6 6 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (7.81%) Oracle UPK
7 5 (7.81%) Security Cleared
7 5 (7.81%) Mentoring
7 5 (7.81%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (7.81%) PRINCE2
7 5 (7.81%) MCT
7 5 (7.81%) SAP HR
7 5 (7.81%) Oracle
7 5 (7.81%) MS Office
7 5 (7.81%) Taleo
7 5 (7.81%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (7.81%) ResourceLink
8 4 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (6.25%) Ariba
8 4 (6.25%) Change Management
8 4 (6.25%) Management Information System

CIPD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (7.81%) Oracle UPK
2 3 (4.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (15.63%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.81%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (7.81%) MS Office
3 1 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (7.81%) SAP HR
1 5 (7.81%) ResourceLink
2 3 (4.69%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.81%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.38%) Intranet
2 2 (3.13%) WebEx
3 1 (1.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.81%) BusinessObjects
General
1 11 (17.19%) Finance
2 8 (12.50%) Law
3 6 (9.38%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.69%) Legal
5 2 (3.13%) Swedish Language
5 2 (3.13%) Local Government
6 1 (1.56%) Marketing
6 1 (1.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (20.31%) Trainer
2 6 (9.38%) IT Trainer
3 5 (7.81%) Developer
3 5 (7.81%) Consultant
3 5 (7.81%) Development Specialist
4 4 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 4 (6.25%) Lead Developer
4 4 (6.25%) Oracle Developer
5 3 (4.69%) Change Manager
6 2 (3.13%) Business Change Manager
6 2 (3.13%) SAP Trainer
6 2 (3.13%) E-Learning Developer
6 2 (3.13%) Coordinator
6 2 (3.13%) Business Manager
6 2 (3.13%) Programme Coordinator
6 2 (3.13%) Development Consultant
7 1 (1.56%) Senior Change Manager
7 1 (1.56%) Change Project Manager
7 1 (1.56%) Governance Manager
7 1 (1.56%) NHS Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.63%) E-Learning
2 4 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.13%) NHS
3 2 (3.13%) Social Media
4 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (21.88%) Coaching
2 13 (20.31%) Project Management
3 10 (15.63%) Line Management
4 8 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (7.81%) Mentoring
6 5 (7.81%) PRINCE2
7 4 (6.25%) Change Management
7 4 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (3.13%) Risk Management
8 2 (3.13%) Business Analysis
8 2 (3.13%) E-Commerce
8 2 (3.13%) ERP
8 2 (3.13%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.13%) Strategic Planning
9 1 (1.56%) Business Development
9 1 (1.56%) Lean Six Sigma
9 1 (1.56%) Time Management
9 1 (1.56%) Performance Management
9 1 (1.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
Qualifications
1 6 (9.38%) Degree
2 5 (7.81%) MCT
2 5 (7.81%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.13%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.56%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) COBIT
Vendors
1 11 (17.19%) SAP
2 8 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.81%) Oracle
4 4 (6.25%) Ariba