The table below looks at the statistics 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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Director
Rank 588 576 559
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -17
Contract jobs requiring an IT Director 35 17 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.069% 0.033% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.073% 0.035% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 14 13
Average daily rate £800 £750 £800
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £515 £545
10% offered a daily rate of more than £920 £1,000 £1,060
UK excluding London average daily rate £563 £750 £713
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
47935 48321 46997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.47% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 30815 30072 27703
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1687 1903 2072
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 2016.

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 20 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 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +19 32 £800 +6.66% 15
London +9 19 £850 +13.33% 6
North West -8 4 £440 -56.00% 1
Cheshire - 4 £440 -
South East +9 3 £338 -51.78% 1
West Midlands - 3 £700 - 1
City of London +44 2 £788 +21.15% 1
South West -1 2 £813 -
Birmingham - 2 £550 -
Hampshire +12 1 - - 1
Devon -2 1 £1,050 -
Leeds -8 1 £700 +40.00%
West Yorkshire -8 1 £700 +40.00%
Yorkshire -11 1 £700 +40.00%
Ealing - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £550 -
Alderley Edge - 1 - -
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Plymouth - 1 £1,050 -
Scotland - 1 - -

IT Director
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 13 (19.70%) ERP
1 13 (19.70%) Stakeholder Management
2 12 (18.18%) Finance
3 10 (15.15%) Retail
4 9 (13.64%) Microsoft
5 8 (12.12%) VoIP
5 8 (12.12%) SharePoint
6 7 (10.61%) Cisco
6 7 (10.61%) SQL Server
6 7 (10.61%) Windows
6 7 (10.61%) Hyper-V
6 7 (10.61%) Skype for Business
6 7 (10.61%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (10.61%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (10.61%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (10.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (10.61%) Private Cloud
6 7 (10.61%) Skype
6 7 (10.61%) Windows Server
6 7 (10.61%) Remote Desktop
7 6 (9.09%) Mitel
7 6 (9.09%) HP
7 6 (9.09%) NetApp
7 6 (9.09%) Unit4 Business World
7 6 (9.09%) EDRMS
8 5 (7.58%) SAP
8 5 (7.58%) E-Commerce
8 5 (7.58%) Management Information System
8 5 (7.58%) Banking
8 5 (7.58%) Agile Software Development

IT Director
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 8 (12.12%) SharePoint
2 7 (10.61%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (10.61%) SharePoint 2013
2 7 (10.61%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (9.09%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) IaaS
1 1 (1.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.12%) VoIP
2 7 (10.61%) Remote Desktop
2 7 (10.61%) Skype
3 4 (6.06%) Network Security
4 1 (1.52%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.61%) SQL Server
1 7 (10.61%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (9.09%) EDRMS
3 3 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
General
1 12 (18.18%) Finance
2 10 (15.15%) Retail
3 5 (7.58%) Banking
4 3 (4.55%) International Banking
4 3 (4.55%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.55%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.03%) Law
5 2 (3.03%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.52%) Back Office
6 1 (1.52%) Billing
6 1 (1.52%) Front Office
6 1 (1.52%) Marketing
6 1 (1.52%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.52%) .NET
1 1 (1.52%) Middleware
1 1 (1.52%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.61%) Private Cloud
2 5 (7.58%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.06%) NHS
4 3 (4.55%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.03%) EPoS
6 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.52%) Health Informatics
6 1 (1.52%) Informatics
6 1 (1.52%) New Media
6 1 (1.52%) SecurID
6 1 (1.52%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.61%) Windows
1 7 (10.61%) Windows Server
1 7 (10.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (19.70%) ERP
1 13 (19.70%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (7.58%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (7.58%) E-Commerce
3 4 (6.06%) Change Management
3 4 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (6.06%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (6.06%) Identity Management
3 4 (6.06%) Line Management
3 4 (6.06%) Migration
3 4 (6.06%) Risk Management
4 3 (4.55%) Business Continuity
4 3 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (4.55%) CRM
4 3 (4.55%) PRINCE2
4 3 (4.55%) Programme Management
4 3 (4.55%) Service Delivery
4 3 (4.55%) Waterfall
5 2 (3.03%) Supplier Management
5 2 (3.03%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.52%) C#
1 1 (1.52%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (6.06%) CISM
1 4 (6.06%) CISSP
2 3 (4.55%) Degree
3 1 (1.52%) CITP
3 1 (1.52%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.52%) PgMP
3 1 (1.52%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.52%) PMP
3 1 (1.52%) Postgraduate
3 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 7 (10.61%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.52%) Nexpose
1 1 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.52%) Puppet
1 1 (1.52%) QRadar
Vendors
1 9 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.61%) Cisco
3 6 (9.09%) HP
3 6 (9.09%) Mitel
3 6 (9.09%) NetApp
4 5 (7.58%) SAP
5 2 (3.03%) Infor
5 2 (3.03%) Oracle
6 1 (1.52%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.52%) Forcepoint
6 1 (1.52%) IBM
6 1 (1.52%) Intel Security
6 1 (1.52%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.52%) JDA
6 1 (1.52%) Rapid7
6 1 (1.52%) Retek
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