The table below looks at the statistics for Practice Management skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Practice Management over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Practice Management
Rank 567 579 539
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -40
Contract jobs citing Practice Management 46 13 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.082% 0.025% 0.037%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.032% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 10 6
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£450 £425 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £368 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £548 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+28.12% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
43274 40267 36736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.50% 76.08% 74.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 27921 25102 22050
Average daily rate £413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1158 1185 1094
Average hourly rate £29.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.00 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

Practice Management
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Practice Management within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Practice Management Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Practice Management
Daily Rate Trend

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

Practice Management Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Practice Management
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Practice Management within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Practice Management Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Practice Management
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Practice Management Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Practice Management
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Practice Management within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Practice Management Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Practice Management
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Practice Management within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 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 -3 40 £419 -1.47% 16
London +9 31 £438 -7.89% 13
Wales - 6 £575 -
Newport - 6 £575 -
South Wales - 6 £575 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £270 -
South East - 3 £270 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £475 -
Yorkshire - 3 £475 - 1
City of London - 3 £600 - 9
Milton Keynes - 2 £270 -
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
South West - 2 - -
Manchester -8 1 £160 -60.00%
North West -16 1 £160 -60.00%
Leeds - 1 £340 -

Practice Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Practice Management 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 Practice Management.

1 42 (66.67%) Finance
2 35 (55.56%) Law
3 21 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 21 (33.33%) Legal
4 17 (26.98%) MS Excel
5 15 (23.81%) Project Management
6 13 (20.63%) PRINCE2
6 13 (20.63%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (19.05%) C#
7 12 (19.05%) .NET
8 11 (17.46%) Risk Management
9 10 (15.87%) Visual Studio
9 10 (15.87%) .NET Framework
10 9 (14.29%) Security Cleared
10 9 (14.29%) SQL
10 9 (14.29%) Management Information System
11 8 (12.70%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (12.70%) Critical Path Analysis
11 8 (12.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (12.70%) SQL Server
11 8 (12.70%) MS Project
12 7 (11.11%) Business Analysis
12 7 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (11.11%) Software Architecture
13 6 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (9.52%) RMADS
13 6 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 6 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
13 6 (9.52%) Change Management

Practice Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Practice Management 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 Practice Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (3.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.59%) WorkSite
3 1 (1.59%) Confluence
3 1 (1.59%) Lync
Applications
1 17 (26.98%) MS Excel
2 8 (12.70%) MS Project
3 6 (9.52%) MS Office
3 6 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (4.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.59%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.35%) Internet
2 1 (1.59%) Firewall
2 1 (1.59%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 8 (12.70%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (6.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (4.76%) Big Data
5 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.59%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (15.87%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.17%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
2 2 (3.17%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.59%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.59%) Subversion
3 1 (1.59%) JIRA
General
1 42 (66.67%) Finance
2 35 (55.56%) Law
3 21 (33.33%) Legal
4 2 (3.17%) Banking
5 1 (1.59%) Retail
5 1 (1.59%) Billing
5 1 (1.59%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 22 (34.92%) Analyst
2 12 (19.05%) Business Analyst
2 12 (19.05%) Developer
3 11 (17.46%) Architect
4 8 (12.70%) Project Planner
5 6 (9.52%) Analyst Programmer
5 6 (9.52%) Programmer
5 6 (9.52%) Analyst Developer
5 6 (9.52%) Security Architect
6 5 (7.94%) .NET Developer
6 5 (7.94%) Applications Developer
7 4 (6.35%) Consultant
7 4 (6.35%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (6.35%) IT Consultant
7 4 (6.35%) Programme Planner
7 4 (6.35%) Project Consultant
7 4 (6.35%) PMO Consultant
8 3 (4.76%) C# Programmer
8 3 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (4.76%) VB Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.05%) .NET
2 10 (15.87%) .NET Framework
3 3 (4.76%) HTML5
3 3 (4.76%) MEAP
3 3 (4.76%) HTML
3 3 (4.76%) CSS
4 1 (1.59%) Web Services
4 1 (1.59%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 6 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.52%) RMADS
3 4 (6.35%) Mobile App
3 4 (6.35%) User Experience
4 3 (4.76%) PMI
5 1 (1.59%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.59%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.59%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.59%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.59%) Social Media
5 1 (1.59%) iPad
5 1 (1.59%) Wiki
5 1 (1.59%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.35%) Windows
2 3 (4.76%) Android
2 3 (4.76%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.17%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.59%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.59%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.59%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (1.59%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.81%) Project Management
2 13 (20.63%) PRINCE2
2 13 (20.63%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (17.46%) Risk Management
4 8 (12.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (12.70%) Critical Path Analysis
5 7 (11.11%) Business Analysis
5 7 (11.11%) Software Architecture
6 6 (9.52%) Change Management
7 5 (7.94%) ITIL
7 5 (7.94%) Document Management
7 5 (7.94%) Network Architecture
7 5 (7.94%) Project Planning
8 4 (6.35%) Data Analysis
8 4 (6.35%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (6.35%) Process Management
9 3 (4.76%) Scrum
9 3 (4.76%) Service Management
9 3 (4.76%) Web Development
9 3 (4.76%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.05%) C#
2 9 (14.29%) SQL
3 5 (7.94%) VB.NET
4 3 (4.76%) XAML
4 3 (4.76%) VB
4 3 (4.76%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.17%) C
5 2 (3.17%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.52%) CISSP
3 5 (7.94%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.76%) PMP
4 3 (4.76%) PMI Certification
4 3 (4.76%) Degree
4 3 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.17%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (7.94%) QA
3 1 (1.59%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.59%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (3.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 21 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.76%) Interwoven
3 2 (3.17%) CheckPoint
3 2 (3.17%) HP
3 2 (3.17%) OpenText
3 2 (3.17%) VMware
4 1 (1.59%) Mitel
4 1 (1.59%) Polycom
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle
4 1 (1.59%) SAP
4 1 (1.59%) Wyse
4 1 (1.59%) Nokia
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