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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
Rank 563 544 571
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +27
Contract jobs citing CIPD 43 30 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.057% 0.038%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.38% 0.33% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 10
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£298 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £159 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £570 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £236 £295 £330
% change year-on-year
-19.91% -10.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £19.00 - £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 - £23.00

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
11203 9083 10306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.38% 17.20% 17.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6169 5094 5327
Average daily rate £379 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 423 625
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.55 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -15.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.79
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -24.32%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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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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 -27 38 £325 -13.33% 6
London +6 12 £388 -12.67% 1
South East -5 12 £238 +55.73% 1
Berkshire +9 7 - -
Yorkshire - 5 £235 -
West Midlands -8 4 £173 -68.63% 2
South West -35 3 £230 -25.80% 1
South Yorkshire - 3 £200 -
City of London +21 2 £425 -4.22%
Sheffield - 2 £200 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - - 1
Reading +11 1 - -
North West -4 1 - - 1
Surrey - 1 - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Worcester - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Dorset - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - - 1
Peterborough - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cobham - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Egham - - - -
Scotland - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - -
East of England - - - -

CIPD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 17 (26.98%) Project Management
2 16 (25.40%) Degree
3 14 (22.22%) Performance Management
4 12 (19.05%) Line Management
4 12 (19.05%) Change Management
5 10 (15.87%) Law
5 10 (15.87%) Legal
5 10 (15.87%) Security Cleared
6 9 (14.29%) Coaching
6 9 (14.29%) Finance
7 8 (12.70%) PRINCE2
8 7 (11.11%) SAP
8 7 (11.11%) APMG
8 7 (11.11%) SC Cleared
9 6 (9.52%) Telecoms
10 4 (6.35%) MCIPD
10 4 (6.35%) Business Analysis
10 4 (6.35%) MS PowerPoint
10 4 (6.35%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (6.35%) Service Delivery
10 4 (6.35%) MS Excel
10 4 (6.35%) Windows
10 4 (6.35%) Oracle
10 4 (6.35%) MS Office
10 4 (6.35%) Microsoft
10 4 (6.35%) CTC Cleared
10 4 (6.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 3 (4.76%) People Management
11 3 (4.76%) Social Media
11 3 (4.76%) Transition Management

CIPD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (3.17%) SharePoint
1 2 (3.17%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (6.35%) MS Office
1 4 (6.35%) MS Excel
1 4 (6.35%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.59%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.59%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.59%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.59%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) VPN
1 1 (1.59%) Intranet
1 1 (1.59%) Unified Communications
General
1 10 (15.87%) Law
1 10 (15.87%) Legal
2 9 (14.29%) Finance
3 6 (9.52%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.59%) Advertising
4 1 (1.59%) Banking
4 1 (1.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (9.52%) Consultant
2 5 (7.94%) Delivery Manager
3 4 (6.35%) Training Consultant
3 4 (6.35%) Project Manager
4 3 (4.76%) Trainer
4 3 (4.76%) Change Manager
4 3 (4.76%) Business Manager
5 2 (3.17%) Operations Manager
5 2 (3.17%) Change Analyst
5 2 (3.17%) Change Consultant
5 2 (3.17%) Business Change Manager
5 2 (3.17%) Analyst
5 2 (3.17%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (3.17%) Coordinator
5 2 (3.17%) HR Specialist
6 1 (1.59%) Implementation Engineer
6 1 (1.59%) Business Operations Manager
6 1 (1.59%) IP Engineer
6 1 (1.59%) Integration Consultant
6 1 (1.59%) Business Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.59%) Series 60
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.76%) Management Information System
1 3 (4.76%) Social Media
2 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.17%) E-Learning
2 2 (3.17%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (1.59%) Data Extraction
3 1 (1.59%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.98%) Project Management
2 14 (22.22%) Performance Management
3 12 (19.05%) Line Management
3 12 (19.05%) Change Management
4 9 (14.29%) Coaching
5 8 (12.70%) PRINCE2
6 4 (6.35%) Service Delivery
6 4 (6.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (6.35%) Business Analysis
6 4 (6.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (4.76%) People Management
7 3 (4.76%) Transition Management
8 2 (3.17%) Data Protection
8 2 (3.17%) Mentoring
8 2 (3.17%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (3.17%) Performance Improvement
8 2 (3.17%) Project Planning
8 2 (3.17%) Information Management
8 2 (3.17%) Risk Management
9 1 (1.59%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.59%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (25.40%) Degree
2 10 (15.87%) Security Cleared
3 7 (11.11%) APMG
3 7 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 4 (6.35%) CTC Cleared
4 4 (6.35%) MCIPD
5 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.59%) MCT
5 1 (1.59%) CCNA
5 1 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.59%) CIMA
5 1 (1.59%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) COBIT
1 1 (1.59%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (11.11%) SAP
2 4 (6.35%) Oracle
2 4 (6.35%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.76%) Cisco
4 1 (1.59%) HP
4 1 (1.59%) Juniper
4 1 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
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