The table below looks at the statistics for Supplier 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 Supplier Management over the 3 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Supplier Management
Rank 283 304 315
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +11
Contract jobs citing Supplier Management 385 321 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.67% 0.62% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.83% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 196 167
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£425 £430 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £269 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £603
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £403
% change year-on-year
- +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 10
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.50 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.16% -51.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £15.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+45.16% -27.05%

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
42685 38525 41504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.19% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26682 23752 24020
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1176 1101 1519
Average hourly rate £23.83 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.35% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.51 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

Supplier Management
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Supplier Management Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Supplier Management
Daily Rate Trend

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

Supplier Management Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Supplier Management
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Supplier Management within the UK over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Supplier Management Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Supplier Management
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Supplier Management Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Supplier 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 Supplier Management within the UK over the 3 months to 18 September 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 +10 350 £425 -0.58% 77
London -8 107 £438 -3.31% 22
South East +14 78 £413 -11.76% 23
North West -3 45 £444 +22.41% 8
East of England +4 44 £448 +2.28% 7
Berkshire +25 28 £450 -7.69% 1
Scotland -19 27 £430 -4.44% 2
West Midlands -4 21 £425 - 2
City of London +21 20 £475 - 6
East Midlands +20 19 £650 +61.49% 5
Hampshire 0 19 £349 -15.45% 5
Cheshire +14 17 £460 +17.94% 2
Bedfordshire -1 17 £450 - 1
Edinburgh -3 17 £438 -7.89% 2
South West -30 17 £396 -14.37% 3
Hertfordshire -13 14 £449 +5.58%
Nottinghamshire +23 13 £650 -
Buckinghamshire -2 13 £413 +22.22% 2
Reading +19 12 £425 -15.00%
Yorkshire -11 12 £375 +7.14% 7
Nottingham +24 11 £650 -
Cambridgeshire +12 10 £419 +1.51% 1
Surrey -2 10 £413 -17.50% 10
Bristol -16 10 £388 -18.20% 1
Manchester -15 9 £350 +62.79% 4
Milton Keynes +4 8 £350 +30.35% 1
Warrington -2 8 £485 -
Lancashire -14 8 £413 +17.85% 1
Cambridge +4 7 £410 -0.60%
North East -34 7 £389 -13.50%

Supplier Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Supplier 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 Supplier Management.

1 290 (34.98%) Project Management
2 251 (30.28%) Finance
3 217 (26.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 216 (26.06%) PRINCE2
5 157 (18.94%) ITIL
6 118 (14.23%) Service Management
7 105 (12.67%) Service Delivery
8 85 (10.25%) Agile Software Development
9 78 (9.41%) Change Management
10 76 (9.17%) Telecoms
11 71 (8.56%) Migration
12 69 (8.32%) Security Cleared
13 67 (8.08%) Microsoft
14 58 (7.00%) Banking
15 55 (6.63%) Retail
16 53 (6.39%) Risk Management
16 53 (6.39%) Management Information System
17 52 (6.27%) SC Cleared
18 51 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
19 48 (5.79%) Programme Management
20 47 (5.67%) Degree
21 44 (5.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
22 42 (5.07%) MS Project
23 41 (4.95%) Oracle
23 41 (4.95%) Business Analysis
24 38 (4.58%) MS Office
25 37 (4.46%) ISEB
26 36 (4.34%) Internet
26 36 (4.34%) Stakeholder Engagement
27 35 (4.22%) Project Planning

Supplier Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Supplier 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 Supplier Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 20 (2.41%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.21%) MS Exchange
3 8 (0.97%) IIS
3 8 (0.97%) Lync
4 6 (0.72%) Apache
5 4 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.36%) CMS
6 3 (0.36%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.36%) MQSeries
6 3 (0.36%) IBM Notes
6 3 (0.36%) SAS
7 2 (0.24%) MS Project Server
7 2 (0.24%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.12%) Drupal
8 1 (0.12%) Jadu
8 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.12%) Site Server
Applications
1 42 (5.07%) MS Project
2 38 (4.58%) MS Office
3 27 (3.26%) MS Excel
4 16 (1.93%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.24%) SPSS
7 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.72%) SAP SD
3 5 (0.60%) VisionPLUS
4 4 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.48%) TRIRIGA
5 3 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.36%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.36%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.24%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.24%) SAP Retail
6 2 (0.24%) SAP LE
7 1 (0.12%) ENOVIA
7 1 (0.12%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.12%) Cerner Millennium
7 1 (0.12%) SiteCatalyst
7 1 (0.12%) Workday HCM
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.84%) SaaS
2 2 (0.24%) Google Apps
2 2 (0.24%) Office 365
3 1 (0.12%) IaaS
3 1 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.12%) PaaS
3 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 36 (4.34%) Internet
2 15 (1.81%) VPN
3 12 (1.45%) TCP/IP
3 12 (1.45%) Radio Access Network
4 11 (1.33%) WAN
5 10 (1.21%) SAN
6 9 (1.09%) 3G
6 9 (1.09%) LAN
6 9 (1.09%) Firewall
6 9 (1.09%) 4G
7 7 (0.84%) DHCP
7 7 (0.84%) VoIP
7 7 (0.84%) DNS
8 6 (0.72%) Wireless
8 6 (0.72%) IP Telephony
8 6 (0.72%) MPLS
9 4 (0.48%) ATM
9 4 (0.48%) Network Security
10 3 (0.36%) Unified Communications
10 3 (0.36%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (1.69%) SQL Server
3 13 (1.57%) Oracle Database
4 5 (0.60%) MySQL
5 4 (0.48%) Data Mining
6 3 (0.36%) DB2
6 3 (0.36%) MS Access
6 3 (0.36%) RDBMS
6 3 (0.36%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.36%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.36%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.24%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.24%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 2 (0.24%) QlikView
8 1 (0.12%) DataStage
8 1 (0.12%) EDMS
8 1 (0.12%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 6 (0.72%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (0.60%) LoadRunner
3 4 (0.48%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (0.24%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.12%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 251 (30.28%) Finance
2 76 (9.17%) Telecoms
3 58 (7.00%) Banking
4 55 (6.63%) Retail
5 30 (3.62%) Legal
6 13 (1.57%) Financial Institution
6 13 (1.57%) Law
7 12 (1.45%) Retail Banking
7 12 (1.45%) Marketing
8 9 (1.09%) Local Government
9 8 (0.97%) Back Office
9 8 (0.97%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.84%) Billing
11 6 (0.72%) Automotive
12 4 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.36%) Electronics
13 3 (0.36%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.36%) German Language
14 2 (0.24%) Advertising
15 1 (0.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 323 (38.96%) Project Manager
2 84 (10.13%) Analyst
3 51 (6.15%) Service Manager
4 50 (6.03%) Programme Manager
5 41 (4.95%) Delivery Manager
6 37 (4.46%) Business Analyst
7 36 (4.34%) Senior Manager
8 35 (4.22%) Technical Manager
9 31 (3.74%) Services Delivery Manager
10 30 (3.62%) Test Manager
11 29 (3.50%) Architect
12 28 (3.38%) Senior Project Manager
13 27 (3.26%) Integration Manager
14 24 (2.90%) Infrastructure Manager
15 21 (2.53%) Infrastructure Project Manager
15 21 (2.53%) Technical Project Manager
16 20 (2.41%) IT Project Manager
17 17 (2.05%) Consultant
17 17 (2.05%) Environment Manager
18 13 (1.57%) Applications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (1.57%) .NET
2 10 (1.21%) Middleware
3 4 (0.48%) HTML
4 3 (0.36%) LAMP
4 3 (0.36%) Mach-II
4 3 (0.36%) CSS
4 3 (0.36%) Web Services
5 2 (0.24%) EDI
5 2 (0.24%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.24%) Software Packaging
5 2 (0.24%) Velocity
6 1 (0.12%) Silverlight
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.12%) XMPP
6 1 (0.12%) SAML
6 1 (0.12%) COM
6 1 (0.12%) XML
6 1 (0.12%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 53 (6.39%) Management Information System
2 51 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (2.05%) PMI
4 15 (1.81%) Computer Science
5 14 (1.69%) NHS
6 12 (1.45%) Hedge funds
7 9 (1.09%) Smart Meter
8 8 (0.97%) Replication
9 7 (0.84%) FMCG
10 6 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (0.60%) Data Extraction
11 5 (0.60%) PKI
11 5 (0.60%) Statistics
11 5 (0.60%) IVR
11 5 (0.60%) EFT
12 4 (0.48%) EPoS
12 4 (0.48%) Data Protection Act
12 4 (0.48%) Kindle
12 4 (0.48%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.48%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 33 (3.98%) Windows
2 21 (2.53%) Linux
3 11 (1.33%) Windows 7
4 8 (0.97%) Solaris
5 6 (0.72%) UNIX
6 3 (0.36%) Windows XP
6 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.24%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.12%) Android
8 1 (0.12%) OS/400
8 1 (0.12%) AIX
8 1 (0.12%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (34.98%) Project Management
2 217 (26.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 216 (26.06%) PRINCE2
4 157 (18.94%) ITIL
5 118 (14.23%) Service Management
6 105 (12.67%) Service Delivery
7 85 (10.25%) Agile Software Development
8 78 (9.41%) Change Management
9 71 (8.56%) Migration
10 53 (6.39%) Risk Management
11 48 (5.79%) Programme Management
12 41 (4.95%) Business Analysis
13 36 (4.34%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 35 (4.22%) Project Planning
15 28 (3.38%) Matrix Management
15 28 (3.38%) CRM
16 24 (2.90%) Logistics
16 24 (2.90%) Scrum
17 23 (2.77%) Dependency Management
18 22 (2.65%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 18 (2.17%) SQL
2 17 (2.05%) Java
3 6 (0.72%) C
4 5 (0.60%) JavaScript
5 4 (0.48%) C#
5 4 (0.48%) VB
6 2 (0.24%) VBA
6 2 (0.24%) Pascal
6 2 (0.24%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.24%) VBScript
7 1 (0.12%) COBOL
7 1 (0.12%) PHP
7 1 (0.12%) RPG
7 1 (0.12%) Scala
7 1 (0.12%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 69 (8.32%) Security Cleared
2 52 (6.27%) SC Cleared
3 47 (5.67%) Degree
4 44 (5.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 37 (4.46%) ISEB
6 32 (3.86%) PMP
7 31 (3.74%) PMI Certification
8 24 (2.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 21 (2.53%) APMP
10 19 (2.29%) ISEB Practitioner
11 18 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (1.21%) ISTQB
13 8 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 7 (0.84%) CISA
15 6 (0.72%) CISSP
16 4 (0.48%) CISM
17 3 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 2 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
18 2 (0.24%) CRISC
18 2 (0.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.90%) QA
2 21 (2.53%) SLA
3 16 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (1.69%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.60%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.36%) BS25999
7 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.12%) COBIT
7 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (1.33%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.72%) vSphere
4 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.12%) Xen
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.12%) XenApp
4 1 (0.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (0.84%) SCCM
1 7 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.72%) Data Guard
3 2 (0.24%) SCOM
3 2 (0.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.12%) WSUS
4 1 (0.12%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 67 (8.08%) Microsoft
2 41 (4.95%) Oracle
3 34 (4.10%) SAP
4 20 (2.41%) VMware
5 18 (2.17%) Cisco
6 16 (1.93%) HP
7 12 (1.45%) IBM
7 12 (1.45%) Remedy
8 10 (1.21%) Ericsson
8 10 (1.21%) NEC
9 9 (1.09%) BT
9 9 (1.09%) Citrix
10 8 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (0.72%) BMC
11 6 (0.72%) Veritas
11 6 (0.72%) JBoss
12 5 (0.60%) Cognos
13 4 (0.48%) Avaya
13 4 (0.48%) Juniper
13 4 (0.48%) Lotus
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