The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for CIPD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
England / South East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 236 266 252
Rank change year-on-year +30 -14  
Contract jobs citing CIPD 7 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.091% 0.033% 0.086%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.38% 0.12% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Median daily rate £183 £190 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.94% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £238 £338
% change year-on-year +22.10% -29.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £12.50

CIPD is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East.

Academic & Professional Certification
South East
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1859 2517 2321
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 24.06% 28.04% 24.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2497 3322 2953
Median daily rate £408 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.87% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £538 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 292 213 293
Median hourly rate £18.00 £40.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.00% +85.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £14.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £58.75 £47.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +14.03% +26.66%  

CIPD
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing CIPD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for CIPD in the South East

CIPD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CIPD in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for CIPD in the South East

CIPD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CIPD in the South East over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CIPD in the South East

CIPD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CIPD in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CIPD in the South East

CIPD
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CIPD within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire - 3 - - 1
Hampshire +5 2 £290 +52.63%
Surrey - 2 £75 -
CIPD
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CIPD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for CIPD.

1 9 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (38.89%) Coaching
3 6 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (33.33%) People Management
3 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (27.78%) Retail
4 5 (27.78%) Performance Management
4 5 (27.78%) Case Management
4 5 (27.78%) Matrix Organization
5 4 (22.22%) Driving Licence
6 3 (16.67%) Business Transformation
6 3 (16.67%) Mobile App
6 3 (16.67%) Smart Meter
6 3 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 2 (11.11%) SAP
7 2 (11.11%) Legal
7 2 (11.11%) Degree
8 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (5.56%) Line Management
8 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management

CIPD
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
General
1 9 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (27.78%) Retail
3 2 (11.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Trainer
2 2 (11.11%) Consultant
2 2 (11.11%) Delivery Manager
2 2 (11.11%) HR Advisor
2 2 (11.11%) HR Manager
2 2 (11.11%) IT Trainer
3 1 (5.56%) Business Transformation Specialist
3 1 (5.56%) HR Specialist
3 1 (5.56%) Telecoms Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Driving Licence
2 3 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 3 (16.67%) Smart Meter
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Coaching
2 6 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (33.33%) People Management
3 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (27.78%) Case Management
3 5 (27.78%) Matrix Organization
3 5 (27.78%) Performance Management
4 3 (16.67%) Business Transformation
5 1 (5.56%) Line Management
5 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) SAP