The first table below looks at the demand for the IT Director role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IT Director in their job title over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Director
Rank 564 549 563
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +14
Contract jobs requiring an IT Director 25 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.027% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.030% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 2
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£843 £630 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.73% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £720 £463 £530
10% offered a daily rate of more than £892 £705 £770
UK excluding London average daily rate £675 £513 £500
% change year-on-year
+31.70% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50442 47321 53607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.54% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30616 27723 29887
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1989 2134 2724
Average hourly rate £16.56 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.37% -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 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

IT Director
Jobs Demand Trend

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

IT Director Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IT Director
Daily Rate Trend

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

IT Director Daily Rate Trend in the UK

IT Director
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Director within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

IT Director Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

IT Director
Hourly Rate Trend

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

IT Director Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

IT Director
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Director within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. 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 +4 25 £843 +33.73% 4
London +10 22 £850 +30.26%
City of London +27 4 £993 +57.53%
West Midlands -10 2 £700 +100.00% 1
Birmingham -5 1 £725 +107.14% 1
East of England -28 1 £620 -4.61% 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 £620 -
Cheshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Yateley - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Blackburn - - - -
Bracknell - - - -

IT Director
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited IT Director 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 IT Director in their job title.

1 16 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 16 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (32.50%) SC Cleared
3 7 (17.50%) C
4 6 (15.00%) Business Continuity
5 4 (10.00%) CMS
5 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (7.50%) ERP
6 3 (7.50%) Finance
6 3 (7.50%) Marketing
7 2 (5.00%) NHS
7 2 (5.00%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (5.00%) Manufacturing
7 2 (5.00%) Advertising
7 2 (5.00%) SAP
7 2 (5.00%) ITIL
7 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
7 2 (5.00%) Project Management
8 1 (2.50%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.50%) Change Management
8 1 (2.50%) PMI
8 1 (2.50%) PMI Certification
8 1 (2.50%) Oracle
8 1 (2.50%) E-Commerce
8 1 (2.50%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (2.50%) SLA
8 1 (2.50%) IBM
8 1 (2.50%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (2.50%) Retail
8 1 (2.50%) Asset Management

IT Director
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited IT Director 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 IT Director in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (10.00%) CMS
2 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) Big Data
General
1 3 (7.50%) Finance
1 3 (7.50%) Marketing
2 2 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.00%) Advertising
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Electronics
3 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) NHS
2 1 (2.50%) DTV
2 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.50%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (15.00%) Business Continuity
3 3 (7.50%) ERP
4 2 (5.00%) ITIL
4 2 (5.00%) Project Management
5 1 (2.50%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.50%) Change Management
5 1 (2.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.50%) E-Commerce
5 1 (2.50%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.50%) PRINCE
5 1 (2.50%) Programme Management
5 1 (2.50%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.50%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.50%) TOGAF
5 1 (2.50%) Business Analysis
5 1 (2.50%) Supplier Management
5 1 (2.50%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (2.50%) IT Governance
5 1 (2.50%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.50%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (32.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
1 1 (2.50%) COBIT
1 1 (2.50%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.00%) SAP
3 1 (2.50%) IBM
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle