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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
Rank 590 580 557
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -23
Contract jobs citing CIPD 35 36 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.065% 0.059%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.31% 0.34% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 20 18
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£340 £338 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% -20.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £227 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £478 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £270 £310
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 -
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -

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
11120 10486 9247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.98% 18.86% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6676 5963 5076
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 434 478
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 28 August 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 24 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 28 August 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 -7 34 £330 -8.96% 9
London +16 10 £500 +25.00% 3
West Yorkshire -18 6 £200 -25.92% 2
South East -19 6 - - 2
Leeds -23 6 £200 -25.92% 2
Yorkshire -27 6 £200 -25.92% 2
City of London +8 5 £344 -27.63%
South West -7 5 £400 +73.91%
Berkshire -2 4 - -
Wiltshire 0 3 £450 +95.65%
Swindon -5 3 £450 +95.65%
East Midlands -5 3 £330 +1.53%
Derby - 3 £330 -
Kegworth - 3 £330 -
Derbyshire - 3 £330 -
Leicestershire - 3 £330 -
Birmingham +7 2 £160 -55.86%
West Midlands -2 2 £160 -32.27% 1
North West - 2 £600 - 1
Bristol - 2 £375 -
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
Maidenhead +5 1 - -
Slough - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -

CIPD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (24.59%) E-Learning
1 15 (24.59%) Coaching
2 12 (19.67%) Law
3 11 (18.03%) Finance
3 11 (18.03%) Microsoft
4 10 (16.39%) MS Office
4 10 (16.39%) MS Excel
4 10 (16.39%) Project Management
5 9 (14.75%) SAP
6 8 (13.11%) MCT
6 8 (13.11%) Line Management
6 8 (13.11%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (11.48%) Degree
7 7 (11.48%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (9.84%) Legal
8 6 (9.84%) Telecoms
8 6 (9.84%) Intranet
9 5 (8.20%) PRINCE2
9 5 (8.20%) Oracle
9 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (8.20%) MS PowerPoint
9 5 (8.20%) Taleo
9 5 (8.20%) Security Cleared
9 5 (8.20%) Mentoring
9 5 (8.20%) Oracle UPK
10 4 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (6.56%) Ariba
10 4 (6.56%) Change Management
10 4 (6.56%) Management Information System
11 3 (4.92%) Oracle EBS

CIPD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (8.20%) Oracle UPK
2 3 (4.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (16.39%) MS Office
1 10 (16.39%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.20%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.28%) MS Project
4 1 (1.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.64%) ResourceLink
2 1 (1.64%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.20%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.84%) Intranet
2 2 (3.28%) WebEx
3 1 (1.64%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
General
1 12 (19.67%) Law
2 11 (18.03%) Finance
3 6 (9.84%) Telecoms
3 6 (9.84%) Legal
4 2 (3.28%) Banking
4 2 (3.28%) Local Government
4 2 (3.28%) Swedish Language
5 1 (1.64%) Marketing
5 1 (1.64%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 17 (27.87%) Trainer
2 9 (14.75%) IT Trainer
3 7 (11.48%) Consultant
4 5 (8.20%) Development Specialist
4 5 (8.20%) Developer
5 4 (6.56%) Training Consultant
5 4 (6.56%) Lead Developer
5 4 (6.56%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (3.28%) Programme Coordinator
6 2 (3.28%) Change Manager
6 2 (3.28%) SAP Trainer
6 2 (3.28%) E-Learning Developer
6 2 (3.28%) Coordinator
7 1 (1.64%) Programme Manager
7 1 (1.64%) Recruitment Consultant
7 1 (1.64%) Senior Manager
7 1 (1.64%) Business Manager
7 1 (1.64%) Data Consultant
7 1 (1.64%) Business Change Manager
7 1 (1.64%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 15 (24.59%) E-Learning
2 4 (6.56%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.28%) Learning Management System
4 2 (3.28%) Social Media
5 1 (1.64%) NHS
5 1 (1.64%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (24.59%) Coaching
2 10 (16.39%) Project Management
3 8 (13.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (13.11%) Line Management
4 7 (11.48%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (8.20%) PRINCE2
5 5 (8.20%) Mentoring
6 4 (6.56%) Change Management
6 4 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (4.92%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.92%) Business Development
8 2 (3.28%) Performance Management
8 2 (3.28%) People Management
8 2 (3.28%) Strategic Planning
8 2 (3.28%) Quality Management
8 2 (3.28%) ERP
8 2 (3.28%) Risk Management
9 1 (1.64%) Validation
9 1 (1.64%) Programme Management
9 1 (1.64%) Data Analysis
Qualifications
1 8 (13.11%) MCT
2 7 (11.48%) Degree
3 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (8.20%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.28%) NVQ Level 3
4 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.28%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.64%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) COBIT
Vendors
1 11 (18.03%) Microsoft
2 9 (14.75%) SAP
3 5 (8.20%) Oracle
4 4 (6.56%) Ariba
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