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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Practice Management
Rank 612 565 543
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -22
Contract jobs citing Practice Management 17 16 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.030% 0.064%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.040% 0.041% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 13
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£278 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.72% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £325 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £560 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £120 £500 £363
% change year-on-year
-76.00% +37.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £20.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £9.50

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
42929 39035 40382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.67% 74.11% 72.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 27471 24251 23495
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1195 1145 1515
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.15 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.60% -9.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 20 October 2014.

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 20 October 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 -26 17 £278 -14.61% 10
London +18 16 £315 -3.07% 7
City of London +31 10 £315 -3.07% 1
Bristol - 1 £120 -
South West - 1 £120 - 2
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Bath - - - - 2
Birmingham - - - -
Scotland - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Bury - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Harrogate - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 1
South Wales - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Watford - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -

Practice Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 15 (51.72%) Finance
2 12 (41.38%) Legal
3 10 (34.48%) Law
4 9 (31.03%) MS Office
5 7 (24.14%) Windows
6 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
6 6 (20.69%) Document Management
6 6 (20.69%) Business Analysis
7 5 (17.24%) Project Management
7 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
8 4 (13.79%) CRM
8 4 (13.79%) Windows XP
8 4 (13.79%) MS Project
8 4 (13.79%) SQL
8 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
8 4 (13.79%) Advertising
8 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (13.79%) Budget Control
8 4 (13.79%) Windows 7
8 4 (13.79%) Coaching
9 3 (10.34%) Data Migration
9 3 (10.34%) Migration
9 3 (10.34%) Service Management
9 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (10.34%) Dell
9 3 (10.34%) Blackberry
9 3 (10.34%) MS Visio
10 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
10 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
10 2 (6.90%) HTML

Practice Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (3.45%) CMS
2 1 (3.45%) IIS
2 1 (3.45%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 9 (31.03%) MS Office
2 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
3 4 (13.79%) MS Project
4 3 (10.34%) MS Visio
5 2 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (3.45%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) HFM
1 1 (3.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.45%) VPN
2 1 (3.45%) SSL
2 1 (3.45%) OSPF
2 1 (3.45%) BGP
2 1 (3.45%) NetScreen
2 1 (3.45%) Firewall
2 1 (3.45%) Wireless
2 1 (3.45%) KiloStream
2 1 (3.45%) MegaStream
2 1 (3.45%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (3.45%) ISDN
2 1 (3.45%) LAN
2 1 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.90%) Big Data
2 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.45%) Ingres
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 15 (51.72%) Finance
2 12 (41.38%) Legal
3 10 (34.48%) Law
4 4 (13.79%) Advertising
5 2 (6.90%) Banking
6 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) Project Manager
3 4 (13.79%) Business Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Service Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Applications Support
5 2 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Business Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Trainer
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Programmer
6 1 (3.45%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) HTML
1 2 (6.90%) .NET
1 2 (6.90%) CSS
1 2 (6.90%) HTML5
1 2 (6.90%) MEAP
2 1 (3.45%) XML
2 1 (3.45%) XSLT
2 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.90%) PDA
2 2 (6.90%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.90%) User Experience
2 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) Learning Management System
3 1 (3.45%) iPad
3 1 (3.45%) Statistics
3 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.45%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) Windows
2 4 (13.79%) Windows XP
2 4 (13.79%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.90%) Apple iOS
3 2 (6.90%) Android
4 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (3.45%) Linux
4 1 (3.45%) Windows NT
4 1 (3.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Document Management
1 6 (20.69%) Business Analysis
2 5 (17.24%) Project Management
3 4 (13.79%) CRM
3 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (13.79%) Budget Control
3 4 (13.79%) Coaching
4 3 (10.34%) Migration
4 3 (10.34%) Data Migration
4 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (10.34%) Service Management
5 2 (6.90%) Quality Management
5 2 (6.90%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.90%) ITIL
5 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.90%) UX Design
5 2 (6.90%) Web Development
5 2 (6.90%) Business Development
5 2 (6.90%) Mentoring
5 2 (6.90%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.90%) VB.NET
3 1 (3.45%) VBA
3 1 (3.45%) PowerHouse
3 1 (3.45%) XPath
3 1 (3.45%) C#
3 1 (3.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) MOS
2 1 (3.45%) MCDST
2 1 (3.45%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) APMP
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.45%) PMP
2 1 (3.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.34%) Dell
3 2 (6.90%) HP
3 2 (6.90%) Citrix
4 1 (3.45%) Interwoven
4 1 (3.45%) Hyperion
4 1 (3.45%) Nokia
4 1 (3.45%) Lotus
4 1 (3.45%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.45%) Open Text
4 1 (3.45%) LANDesk
4 1 (3.45%) LexisNexis
4 1 (3.45%) Compaq
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle
4 1 (3.45%) Cognos
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco
4 1 (3.45%) Nortel
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