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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Practice Management
Rank 574 600 561
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -39
Contract jobs citing Practice Management 46 11 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.081% 0.020% 0.035%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.026% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 10 7
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£450 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £368 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £400 -
% change year-on-year
-23.75% -
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
44182 41616 38228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.70% 76.15% 74.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28632 25727 23174
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1181 1176 1105
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 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 31 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 31 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 +9 45 £450 +5.88% 9
London +27 37 £450 -7.69% 4
City of London - 5 £600 - 4
Leeds - 3 £340 - 1
West Yorkshire - 3 £340 - 1
Yorkshire - 3 £340 - 1
South West -7 2 - - 3
South East - 2 £270 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £270 -
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Manchester -9 1 £160 -60.00%
North West -27 1 £160 -60.00%
Wales - 1 £550 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £270 -
South Wales - 1 £550 -
Newport - 1 £550 -

Practice Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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 53 (72.60%) Finance
2 41 (56.16%) Law
3 25 (34.25%) Legal
4 22 (30.14%) Microsoft
5 21 (28.77%) Project Management
6 18 (24.66%) MS Excel
7 16 (21.92%) PRINCE2
7 16 (21.92%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (15.07%) C#
8 11 (15.07%) .NET
8 11 (15.07%) Risk Management
9 10 (13.70%) Management Information System
9 10 (13.70%) Visual Studio
9 10 (13.70%) SQL
9 10 (13.70%) .NET Framework
10 9 (12.33%) Critical Path Analysis
10 9 (12.33%) Security Cleared
10 9 (12.33%) SQL Server
10 9 (12.33%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (10.96%) Scrum
11 8 (10.96%) MS Project
11 8 (10.96%) ITIL
11 8 (10.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (9.59%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (9.59%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (9.59%) Software Architecture
12 7 (9.59%) MS Office
12 7 (9.59%) Change Management
13 6 (8.22%) CISSP
13 6 (8.22%) RMADS

Practice Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (4.11%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (2.74%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.37%) WorkSite
3 1 (1.37%) Confluence
3 1 (1.37%) Lync
Applications
1 18 (24.66%) MS Excel
2 8 (10.96%) MS Project
3 7 (9.59%) MS Office
4 5 (6.85%) MS Visio
4 5 (6.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.37%) Summit
1 1 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.48%) Internet
2 1 (1.37%) Firewall
2 1 (1.37%) DHCP
2 1 (1.37%) HTTP
2 1 (1.37%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (9.59%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (9.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (5.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.74%) Big Data
6 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.37%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.37%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (13.70%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.74%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.37%) Subversion
3 1 (1.37%) JIRA
3 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 53 (72.60%) Finance
2 41 (56.16%) Law
3 25 (34.25%) Legal
4 5 (6.85%) Billing
5 2 (2.74%) Banking
6 1 (1.37%) Retail
6 1 (1.37%) Back Office
6 1 (1.37%) Electronics
6 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (32.88%) Analyst
2 14 (19.18%) Business Analyst
3 12 (16.44%) Architect
4 11 (15.07%) Developer
5 9 (12.33%) Project Planner
6 6 (8.22%) Security Architect
7 5 (6.85%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (6.85%) Applications Developer
7 5 (6.85%) Analyst Programmer
7 5 (6.85%) Programmer
7 5 (6.85%) .NET Developer
7 5 (6.85%) Analyst Developer
8 4 (5.48%) IT Consultant
8 4 (5.48%) Consultant
8 4 (5.48%) Programme Planner
8 4 (5.48%) PMO Consultant
8 4 (5.48%) Project Consultant
9 3 (4.11%) C# Analyst Programmer
9 3 (4.11%) C# Programmer
9 3 (4.11%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.07%) .NET
2 10 (13.70%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.74%) HTML5
3 2 (2.74%) MEAP
3 2 (2.74%) HTML
3 2 (2.74%) CSS
4 1 (1.37%) Web Services
4 1 (1.37%) ODBC
4 1 (1.37%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.70%) Management Information System
2 6 (8.22%) RMADS
2 6 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.48%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.11%) PMI
5 2 (2.74%) User Experience
6 1 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.37%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.37%) Social Media
6 1 (1.37%) iPad
6 1 (1.37%) NHS
6 1 (1.37%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.37%) DTV
6 1 (1.37%) Wiki
6 1 (1.37%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.37%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.37%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.85%) Windows
2 2 (2.74%) Android
2 2 (2.74%) Windows 7
2 2 (2.74%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.37%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.37%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.37%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (1.37%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (28.77%) Project Management
2 16 (21.92%) PRINCE2
2 16 (21.92%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (15.07%) Risk Management
4 9 (12.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (12.33%) Critical Path Analysis
5 8 (10.96%) Scrum
5 8 (10.96%) ITIL
6 7 (9.59%) Change Management
6 7 (9.59%) Software Architecture
7 6 (8.22%) Business Analysis
8 5 (6.85%) Project Planning
8 5 (6.85%) Document Management
8 5 (6.85%) Data Analysis
8 5 (6.85%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (6.85%) Network Architecture
9 4 (5.48%) Time Management
9 4 (5.48%) Process Management
10 3 (4.11%) Enterprise Architecture
10 3 (4.11%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.07%) C#
2 10 (13.70%) SQL
3 4 (5.48%) VB.NET
4 3 (4.11%) XAML
4 3 (4.11%) VB
5 2 (2.74%) C
5 2 (2.74%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.37%) C++
6 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (12.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.22%) CISSP
3 5 (6.85%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (5.48%) Degree
5 3 (4.11%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (4.11%) PMP
5 3 (4.11%) PMI Certification
6 2 (2.74%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (6.85%) QA
3 1 (1.37%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.37%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 3 (4.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.37%) Terminal Services
2 1 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.37%) SCCM
1 1 (1.37%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 22 (30.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.74%) HP
2 2 (2.74%) Interwoven
2 2 (2.74%) SAP
2 2 (2.74%) CheckPoint
2 2 (2.74%) VMware
3 1 (1.37%) Mitel
3 1 (1.37%) Polycom
3 1 (1.37%) Wyse
3 1 (1.37%) OpenText
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle
3 1 (1.37%) Nokia