The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for CIPD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 592 618 594
Rank change year-on-year +26 -24  
Contract jobs citing CIPD 13 30 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.056% 0.058%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.27% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 23
Median daily rate £450 £210 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +114.28% -30.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £200 £300
% change year-on-year +125.00% -33.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

CIPD is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9390 11207 10727
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.76% 20.82% 20.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5997 7009 6081
Median daily rate £420 £405 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +1.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 453 409 493
Median hourly rate £30.00 £36.51 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.83% +62.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.40 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

CIPD
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing CIPD as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for CIPD in the UK

CIPD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CIPD.

Contractor daily rate trend for CIPD in the UK

CIPD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CIPD over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CIPD in the UK

CIPD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CIPD.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CIPD in the UK

CIPD
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CIPD within the UK over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +34 13 £450 +114.28% 5
South East +17 11 £450 +130.76%
Berkshire +31 9 £450 +190.32%
Maidenhead -3 4 - -
South West - 4 £450 - 2
Reading +13 3 £450 +190.32%
Swindon - 3 £450 - 1
Wiltshire - 3 £450 - 1
Hampshire +9 2 £290 +45.00%
Basingstoke +2 2 £290 +45.00%
London +28 1 - - 1
Bristol - 1 £300 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CIPD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for CIPD.

1 19 (46.34%) Telecoms
2 12 (29.27%) Coaching
2 12 (29.27%) People Management
3 11 (26.83%) Performance Management
3 11 (26.83%) Microsoft
4 10 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (24.39%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (21.95%) Legal
6 8 (19.51%) Retail
6 8 (19.51%) Matrix Organization
7 7 (17.07%) MS Office
7 7 (17.07%) MS Excel
8 6 (14.63%) Line Management
8 6 (14.63%) MS PowerPoint
8 6 (14.63%) Case Management
9 5 (12.20%) Data Entry
9 5 (12.20%) Change Management
10 4 (9.76%) Law
10 4 (9.76%) Business Transformation
10 4 (9.76%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (9.76%) Data Protection
11 3 (7.32%) NVQ Level 3
11 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
11 3 (7.32%) Mobile App
11 3 (7.32%) Driving Licence
11 3 (7.32%) e-Learning
11 3 (7.32%) ECDL
11 3 (7.32%) Smart Meter
12 2 (4.88%) Invoice Processing
12 2 (4.88%) Customer Requirements

CIPD
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (17.07%) MS Excel
1 7 (17.07%) MS Office
2 6 (14.63%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) NAS
1 1 (2.44%) Skype
General
1 19 (46.34%) Telecoms
2 9 (21.95%) Legal
3 8 (19.51%) Retail
4 4 (9.76%) Law
5 2 (4.88%) Finance
6 1 (2.44%) Marketing
6 1 (2.44%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (17.07%) HR Manager
1 7 (17.07%) Trainer
2 4 (9.76%) Delivery Manager
3 2 (4.88%) Administrator
3 2 (4.88%) Analyst
3 2 (4.88%) Consultant
3 2 (4.88%) HR Advisor
3 2 (4.88%) HR Specialist
3 2 (4.88%) Project Manager
4 1 (2.44%) Business Analyst
4 1 (2.44%) Business Information Analyst
4 1 (2.44%) Development Manager
4 1 (2.44%) Development Project Manager
4 1 (2.44%) Information Analyst
4 1 (2.44%) Junior
4 1 (2.44%) MI Manager
4 1 (2.44%) Performance Specialist
4 1 (2.44%) Resource Manager
4 1 (2.44%) Strategy Manager
4 1 (2.44%) Telecoms Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (7.32%) Driving Licence
2 3 (7.32%) e-Learning
2 3 (7.32%) Mobile App
2 3 (7.32%) Smart Meter
3 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.44%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (29.27%) Coaching
1 12 (29.27%) People Management
2 11 (26.83%) Performance Management
3 10 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (24.39%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (19.51%) Matrix Organization
5 6 (14.63%) Case Management
5 6 (14.63%) Line Management
6 5 (12.20%) Change Management
6 5 (12.20%) Data Entry
7 4 (9.76%) Business Transformation
7 4 (9.76%) Data Protection
8 2 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (4.88%) Customer Requirements
8 2 (4.88%) Invoice Processing
8 2 (4.88%) Mentoring
8 2 (4.88%) PRINCE2
9 1 (2.44%) Programme Management
9 1 (2.44%) Project Planning
9 1 (2.44%) Quality Management
Qualifications
1 3 (7.32%) ECDL
1 3 (7.32%) NVQ Level 3
1 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.88%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (4.88%) Degree
2 2 (4.88%) MCIPD
2 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 11 (26.83%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.88%) SAP
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