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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
Rank 564 574 540
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -34
Contract jobs citing CIPD 29 25 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.044% 0.049%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.27% 0.23% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 13 11
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £196 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £540 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £288 £215
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +33.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £33.00 £18.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% +16.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £15.50

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
10798 11013 8885
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.32% 19.54% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6104 6209 4710
Average daily rate £390 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £223 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 510 547 500
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £48.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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 17 April 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 25 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 17 April 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 +2 29 £300 -7.69% 13
London -1 9 £550 +9.45% 2
South West +7 5 £300 +4.34%
South East -18 5 - - 2
North West - 5 £300 -
Bristol - 5 £300 -
Berkshire +10 4 - -
Cheshire - 4 £300 -
West Midlands - 2 £262 - 2
City of London +20 1 £550 +10.00% 1
Yorkshire -17 1 £400 -
Warwick - 1 £400 -
Warwickshire - 1 £400 -
Reading - 1 - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Harrogate - - - -
Leatherhead - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -

CIPD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 12 (23.08%) Project Management
1 12 (23.08%) Coaching
2 11 (21.15%) Line Management
3 10 (19.23%) SAP
4 9 (17.31%) Finance
4 9 (17.31%) Performance Management
5 8 (15.38%) Business Objects
6 7 (13.46%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (9.62%) SAP HR
7 5 (9.62%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (9.62%) MS Excel
7 5 (9.62%) Telecoms
7 5 (9.62%) ResourceLink
8 4 (7.69%) Mentoring
8 4 (7.69%) People Management
8 4 (7.69%) Change Management
8 4 (7.69%) Law
8 4 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (7.69%) Retail
8 4 (7.69%) Ariba
9 3 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (5.77%) SharePoint
9 3 (5.77%) PRINCE2
9 3 (5.77%) Business Analysis
9 3 (5.77%) E-Learning
9 3 (5.77%) Management Information System
9 3 (5.77%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (5.77%) Degree
10 2 (3.85%) Swedish Language
10 2 (3.85%) Drupal

CIPD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 3 (5.77%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.85%) Drupal
3 1 (1.92%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (13.46%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (9.62%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (9.62%) SAP HR
1 5 (9.62%) ResourceLink
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle HRMS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) WebEx
2 1 (1.92%) LDAP
2 1 (1.92%) DHCP
2 1 (1.92%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.92%) VPN
2 1 (1.92%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.62%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (3.85%) MySQL
3 1 (1.92%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.92%) Big Data
General
1 9 (17.31%) Finance
2 5 (9.62%) Telecoms
3 4 (7.69%) Retail
3 4 (7.69%) Law
4 2 (3.85%) Swedish Language
5 1 (1.92%) Legal
5 1 (1.92%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (11.54%) Project Manager
2 3 (5.77%) Trainer
2 3 (5.77%) Change Manager
2 3 (5.77%) Support Manager
3 2 (3.85%) Systems Manager
3 2 (3.85%) Business Change Manager
3 2 (3.85%) SAP Trainer
3 2 (3.85%) Developer
3 2 (3.85%) Consultant
3 2 (3.85%) Business Manager
3 2 (3.85%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (1.92%) Development Consultant
4 1 (1.92%) Senior Change Manager
4 1 (1.92%) Change Project Manager
4 1 (1.92%) Business Change Project Manager
4 1 (1.92%) Payroll Manager
4 1 (1.92%) NHS Project Manager
4 1 (1.92%) Coordinator
4 1 (1.92%) Development Specialist
4 1 (1.92%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.85%) HTML
1 2 (3.85%) CSS
1 2 (3.85%) XHTML
1 2 (3.85%) jQuery
1 2 (3.85%) HTML5
1 2 (3.85%) CSS3
1 2 (3.85%) Sass
1 2 (3.85%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.77%) Management Information System
1 3 (5.77%) E-Learning
2 2 (3.85%) NHS
3 1 (1.92%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (1.92%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.92%) Linux
1 1 (1.92%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (23.08%) Project Management
1 12 (23.08%) Coaching
2 11 (21.15%) Line Management
3 9 (17.31%) Performance Management
4 4 (7.69%) Mentoring
4 4 (7.69%) People Management
4 4 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (7.69%) Change Management
5 3 (5.77%) PRINCE2
5 3 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (5.77%) Business Analysis
5 3 (5.77%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.85%) Data Management
6 2 (3.85%) OO
6 2 (3.85%) E-Commerce
6 2 (3.85%) Risk Management
6 2 (3.85%) SEO
7 1 (1.92%) Workflow
7 1 (1.92%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.85%) JavaScript
1 2 (3.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (5.77%) Degree
2 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.92%) APMG
2 1 (1.92%) MCT
2 1 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 10 (19.23%) SAP
2 8 (15.38%) Business Objects
3 4 (7.69%) Ariba
4 1 (1.92%) Cognizant
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle
4 1 (1.92%) Cisco
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft
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