The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had IT Buyer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Buyer
Rank 639 643 617
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -26
Contract jobs requiring an IT Buyer 12 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.005% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.006% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
Median daily rate £400 £413 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 -
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51170 54095 51865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.76% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33263 34303 31438
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1565 2020 2092
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.14
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.12%

IT Buyer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured IT Buyer in the job title.

IT Buyer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IT Buyer
Daily Rate Trend

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

IT Buyer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

IT Buyer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Buyer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2016.

IT Buyer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

IT Buyer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

IT Buyer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

IT Buyer
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 IT Buyer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -10 8 £400 -3.03%
Coventry - 3 £500 -
West Midlands - 3 £500 -
London - 2 £333 -
North West - 2 £400 -
Northern Ireland - 2 - -
County Antrim - 1 - -
County Armagh - 1 - -
Wales - 1 £260 -
South East - 1 £400 -
Belfast - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £400 -
South Wales - 1 £260 -

IT Buyer Skill Set
Top 23 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, IT Buyer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring IT Buyer in the job title.

1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Legal
2 3 (23.08%) Manufacturing
2 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (23.08%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) Supplier Management
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) MS Office
3 1 (7.69%) ERP
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle ASCP
3 1 (7.69%) Data Entry
3 1 (7.69%) PaaS
3 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (7.69%) IaaS
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (7.69%) Invoice Processing
3 1 (7.69%) Spend Analysis

IT Buyer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle ASCP
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) IaaS
1 1 (7.69%) PaaS
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Legal
2 3 (23.08%) Manufacturing
2 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (23.08%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.69%) Performance Metrics
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (7.69%) Data Entry
2 1 (7.69%) ERP
2 1 (7.69%) Invoice Processing
2 1 (7.69%) Project Management
2 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
2 1 (7.69%) Spend Analysis
2 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (7.69%) Supplier Management
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle