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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
Rank 579 544 571
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +27
Contract jobs citing CIPD 44 30 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.058% 0.025%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.39% 0.33% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 19 5
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£325 £370 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £560 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £235 £348 £360
% change year-on-year
-32.37% -3.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 - -

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
11357 8993 10130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.57% 17.30% 17.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 6303 5070 5262
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 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 483 399 603
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% -16.88%
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 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

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 2 October 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 27 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 2 October 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 -18 40 £325 -12.75% 4
South East +2 16 £238 +55.73% 1
London +11 12 £388 +3.33% 1
Berkshire +14 8 - -
Yorkshire +3 4 £235 -53.00%
South West -28 3 £230 -16.36% 1
City of London +17 2 £425 +7.93% 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Sheffield - 2 £200 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £200 -
Surrey - 2 - -
Reading +17 1 - -
North West -9 1 - - 1
Cheshire - 1 - - 1
Macclesfield - 1 - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cobham - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Egham - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Scotland - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - -
East of England - - - -

CIPD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 October 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%) Degree
2 14 (22.22%) Project Management
2 14 (22.22%) Line Management
3 12 (19.05%) Performance Management
3 12 (19.05%) Change Management
3 12 (19.05%) Law
4 10 (15.87%) Legal
5 9 (14.29%) Finance
5 9 (14.29%) Coaching
6 7 (11.11%) APMG
6 7 (11.11%) SAP
6 7 (11.11%) PRINCE2
7 6 (9.52%) Telecoms
7 6 (9.52%) Security Cleared
8 5 (7.94%) SC Cleared
8 5 (7.94%) MS Excel
8 5 (7.94%) MS Office
9 4 (6.35%) Oracle
9 4 (6.35%) Windows
9 4 (6.35%) Microsoft
9 4 (6.35%) Service Delivery
9 4 (6.35%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (6.35%) MCIPD
9 4 (6.35%) Business Analysis
9 4 (6.35%) MS PowerPoint
9 4 (6.35%) Stakeholder Analysis
10 3 (4.76%) People Management
10 3 (4.76%) Transition Management
10 3 (4.76%) Social Media
10 3 (4.76%) Stakeholder Engagement

CIPD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

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