The first table below looks at the demand for the Commodity Buyer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Commodity Buyer in their job title over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Commodity Buyer
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Contract jobs requiring a Commodity Buyer 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - - -
As % of the Job Titles category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50521 47308 53478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.54% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30608 27726 29859
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2123 2716
Average hourly rate £16.58 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.25% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Commodity Buyer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Commodity Buyer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Commodity Buyer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Commodity Buyer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Commodity Buyer within the UK.

Commodity Buyer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Commodity Buyer
Top 6 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Commodity Buyer in their job title 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 with Commodity Buyer in their job title.

1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) SAP
1 1 (100.00%) HND
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Degree

Commodity Buyer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Commodity Buyer in their job title 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 with Commodity Buyer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) HND
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) SAP