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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Practice Management
Rank 573 545 497
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -48
Contract jobs citing Practice Management 14 21 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.041% 0.075%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.035% 0.055% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 19
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£350 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £413
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -15.15%
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 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
39961 37976 33183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.00% 74.83% 72.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 25156 22879 19730
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1059 1143 1185
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 March 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
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 Practice Management within the UK over the 3 months to 3 March 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 -14 14 £350 +12.00% 19
London -1 10 £350 +12.00% 7
West Yorkshire - 3 £338 - 1
Yorkshire - 3 £338 - 3
Leeds - 3 £338 - 1
South East - 1 £450 - 2
Milton Keynes - 1 £450 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £450 -
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 2
Northamptonshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Watford - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Braintree - - - -
Bristol - - - - 3
Camberley - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Harrogate - - - - 2
South West - - - - 6
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1

Practice Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 20 (54.05%) Finance
1 20 (54.05%) Law
2 17 (45.95%) Legal
3 11 (29.73%) MS Office
3 11 (29.73%) MS Excel
3 11 (29.73%) Document Management
4 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
5 9 (24.32%) Windows
6 8 (21.62%) Business Analysis
7 6 (16.22%) MS PowerPoint
7 6 (16.22%) VCP4
7 6 (16.22%) C#
7 6 (16.22%) .NET
7 6 (16.22%) Active Directory
8 5 (13.51%) MS Exchange
8 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
8 5 (13.51%) Project Management
8 5 (13.51%) Windows 7
8 5 (13.51%) Management Information System
8 5 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (10.81%) Open Text
9 4 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (10.81%) Budget Control
9 4 (10.81%) .NET Framework
9 4 (10.81%) Blackberry
9 4 (10.81%) Advertising
9 4 (10.81%) Service Management
9 4 (10.81%) Windows XP
9 4 (10.81%) TCP/IP
9 4 (10.81%) Coaching

Practice Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 5 (13.51%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.11%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (5.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (5.41%) CMS
3 2 (5.41%) WorkSite
3 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (29.73%) MS Office
1 11 (29.73%) MS Excel
2 6 (16.22%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (8.11%) MS Visio
4 2 (5.41%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.41%) DNS
2 2 (5.41%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (8.11%) Big Data
3 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.70%) QlikView
3 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
3 1 (2.70%) Eclipse
General
1 20 (54.05%) Finance
1 20 (54.05%) Law
2 17 (45.95%) Legal
3 4 (10.81%) Advertising
4 2 (5.41%) Banking
5 1 (2.70%) Retail
5 1 (2.70%) Billing
5 1 (2.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (45.95%) Analyst
2 8 (21.62%) Business Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) Developer
4 5 (13.51%) Architect
5 4 (10.81%) Senior Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Service Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Applications Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Administrator
6 3 (8.11%) Programmer
6 3 (8.11%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (8.11%) Applications Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Analyst Programmer
7 2 (5.41%) Support Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Technical Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Analyst Developer
7 2 (5.41%) IT Support Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.22%) .NET
2 4 (10.81%) .NET Framework
3 3 (8.11%) HTML5
3 3 (8.11%) MEAP
3 3 (8.11%) HTML
3 3 (8.11%) CSS
4 1 (2.70%) Web Services
4 1 (2.70%) XML
4 1 (2.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Management Information System
2 4 (10.81%) Blackberry
2 4 (10.81%) User Experience
3 3 (8.11%) Mobile App
3 3 (8.11%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (5.41%) PDA
4 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.70%) Statistics
5 1 (2.70%) Online Banking
5 1 (2.70%) Data Conversion
5 1 (2.70%) Learning Management System
5 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.70%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 9 (24.32%) Windows
2 5 (13.51%) Windows 7
3 4 (10.81%) Windows XP
4 3 (8.11%) Apple iOS
4 3 (8.11%) Windows 8
4 3 (8.11%) Android
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) Document Management
2 8 (21.62%) Business Analysis
3 5 (13.51%) Project Management
3 5 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (10.81%) Service Management
4 4 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (10.81%) Budget Control
4 4 (10.81%) Coaching
5 3 (8.11%) Software Architecture
5 3 (8.11%) Responsive Web Design
5 3 (8.11%) Incident Management
5 3 (8.11%) Web Development
5 3 (8.11%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (8.11%) UX Design
5 3 (8.11%) CRM
5 3 (8.11%) ITIL
6 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2
6 2 (5.41%) Requirements Management
7 1 (2.70%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (2.70%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) C#
2 3 (8.11%) JavaScript
2 3 (8.11%) SQL
2 3 (8.11%) VB.NET
3 2 (5.41%) C++
4 1 (2.70%) VBA
4 1 (2.70%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) VCP4
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.41%) MCDST
2 2 (5.41%) Degree
3 1 (2.70%) MOS
3 1 (2.70%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (16.22%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.81%) Open Text
3 3 (8.11%) Citrix
3 3 (8.11%) Interwoven
4 2 (5.41%) Mitel
4 2 (5.41%) LANDesk
4 2 (5.41%) Dell
5 1 (2.70%) HP