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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Practice Management
Rank 569 535 513
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -22
Contract jobs citing Practice Management 14 18 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.037% 0.058%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.036% 0.050% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 9
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£275 £448 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.54% +65.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £563 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £350 £419
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -16.41%
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
38459 35783 32221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.37% 74.30% 72.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24687 21730 19119
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1007 1095 1275
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -22 14 £275 -38.54% 16
London -5 13 £275 -47.61% 8
City of London +16 5 £214 - 2
Milton Keynes - 1 £450 -
South East - 1 £450 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £450 -
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - - 1
Somerset - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 2
Bath - - - - 1
Braintree - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Camberley - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Harrogate - - - -
Leeds - - - - 2
South West - - - - 2
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -

Practice Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 19 (54.29%) Law
2 17 (48.57%) Legal
3 16 (45.71%) Finance
4 14 (40.00%) MS Office
5 13 (37.14%) Document Management
6 11 (31.43%) Windows
7 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
7 8 (22.86%) Active Directory
8 7 (20.00%) MS Excel
8 7 (20.00%) Business Analysis
8 7 (20.00%) Windows 7
9 6 (17.14%) MS Exchange
10 5 (14.29%) Windows XP
10 5 (14.29%) TCP/IP
10 5 (14.29%) SQL
10 5 (14.29%) Project Management
10 5 (14.29%) Blackberry
10 5 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
10 5 (14.29%) Open Text
11 4 (11.43%) Advertising
11 4 (11.43%) Management Information System
11 4 (11.43%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (11.43%) Citrix
11 4 (11.43%) VB.NET
11 4 (11.43%) .NET
11 4 (11.43%) CRM
11 4 (11.43%) Coaching
11 4 (11.43%) Budget Control
12 3 (8.57%) User Experience
12 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills

Practice Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 6 (17.14%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (8.57%) CMS
3 2 (5.71%) WorkSite
3 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.86%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (40.00%) MS Office
2 7 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 5 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (8.57%) MS Visio
5 1 (2.86%) MS Project
5 1 (2.86%) AutoCAD
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.71%) DHCP
2 2 (5.71%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) Big Data
3 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.86%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.86%) QlikView
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
2 1 (2.86%) Eclipse
General
1 19 (54.29%) Law
2 17 (48.57%) Legal
3 16 (45.71%) Finance
4 4 (11.43%) Advertising
5 2 (5.71%) Banking
6 1 (2.86%) Back Office
6 1 (2.86%) Billing
Job Titles
1 19 (54.29%) Analyst
2 5 (14.29%) Business Analyst
2 5 (14.29%) Service Analyst
2 5 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Support Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Developer
4 3 (8.57%) Architect
4 3 (8.57%) Administrator
4 3 (8.57%) Systems Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Programmer
5 2 (5.71%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Analyst Developer
5 2 (5.71%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) IT Support
5 2 (5.71%) Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.71%) Analyst Programmer
5 2 (5.71%) Applications Support
5 2 (5.71%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) .NET
2 2 (5.71%) HTML
2 2 (5.71%) CSS
2 2 (5.71%) HTML5
2 2 (5.71%) MEAP
3 1 (2.86%) Web Services
3 1 (2.86%) XML
3 1 (2.86%) XSLT
3 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 4 (11.43%) Management Information System
2 4 (11.43%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (8.57%) User Experience
3 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.71%) PDA
4 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.86%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.86%) Learning Management System
5 1 (2.86%) Data Conversion
5 1 (2.86%) Online Banking
5 1 (2.86%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 11 (31.43%) Windows
2 7 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 3 (8.57%) Windows 8
5 2 (5.71%) Android
5 2 (5.71%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.86%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) Document Management
2 7 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 5 (14.29%) Project Management
4 4 (11.43%) CRM
4 4 (11.43%) Coaching
4 4 (11.43%) Budget Control
5 3 (8.57%) ITIL
5 3 (8.57%) Service Management
5 3 (8.57%) Incident Management
5 3 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (8.57%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.71%) Requirements Management
6 2 (5.71%) Web Development
6 2 (5.71%) UX Design
6 2 (5.71%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2
6 2 (5.71%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (2.86%) Line Management
7 1 (2.86%) Stakeholder Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.29%) SQL
2 4 (11.43%) VB.NET
3 3 (8.57%) C#
4 2 (5.71%) C++
4 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.86%) VBA
5 1 (2.86%) VB
5 1 (2.86%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (8.57%) MCDST
2 2 (5.71%) MOS
3 1 (2.86%) APMP
3 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (22.86%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
2 5 (14.29%) Open Text
3 4 (11.43%) Citrix
4 3 (8.57%) Interwoven
4 3 (8.57%) LANDesk
5 2 (5.71%) Mitel
5 2 (5.71%) Dell
6 1 (2.86%) HP
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