The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for CIPD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 May 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)
UK
3 months to
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 583 643 630
Rank change year-on-year +60 -13  
Contract jobs citing CIPD 12 18 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.027% 0.033% 0.047%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.15% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 14
Median daily rate £345 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.45% -8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £190 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £470 £371
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £190 £300
% change year-on-year +52.63% -36.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £12.50
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.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8717 11795 10762
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.47% 21.63% 19.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5270 7317 6164
Median daily rate £430 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +9.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 478 420 547
Median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +44.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.85 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -9.00% +55.55%  

CIPD
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing CIPD as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for CIPD in the UK

CIPD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CIPD in the UK

CIPD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CIPD over the 3 months to 28 May 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CIPD in the UK

CIPD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CIPD in the UK

CIPD
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CIPD within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 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
England +42 12 £345 +25.45% 5
South East +32 5 £290 +52.63%
Berkshire +30 3 - -
London +29 3 £400 -4.19% 2
Hampshire +13 2 £290 +52.63%
Basingstoke +3 2 £290 +52.63%
Maidenhead - 2 - -
North West - 2 £450 - 1
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Merseyside - 1 £450 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Warwick - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 £450 -
Leicester - 1 - -
Feltham - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 with a requirement for CIPD.

1 18 (45.00%) Telecoms
2 13 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 12 (30.00%) Coaching
4 11 (27.50%) People Management
5 9 (22.50%) Case Management
6 8 (20.00%) Retail
7 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Office
7 7 (17.50%) Matrix Organization
8 6 (15.00%) Legal
9 5 (12.50%) Performance Management
9 5 (12.50%) Business Transformation
10 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (10.00%) Driving Licence
10 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
10 4 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 4 (10.00%) Finance
10 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
10 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
11 3 (7.50%) Law
11 3 (7.50%) Smart Meter
11 3 (7.50%) Mobile App
11 3 (7.50%) Line Management
12 2 (5.00%) Mentoring
12 2 (5.00%) Process Improvement
12 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
12 2 (5.00%) MCIPD
12 2 (5.00%) Matrix Management
12 2 (5.00%) Degree
12 2 (5.00%) Change Management

CIPD
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) Intranet
1 1 (2.50%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (2.50%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) SAP HANA
General
1 18 (45.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (20.00%) Retail
3 6 (15.00%) Legal
4 4 (10.00%) Finance
5 3 (7.50%) Law
6 1 (2.50%) Banking
6 1 (2.50%) Marketing
6 1 (2.50%) Military
Job Titles
1 10 (25.00%) HR Manager
2 6 (15.00%) Trainer
3 5 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (7.50%) Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) HR Specialist
5 2 (5.00%) IT Trainer
5 2 (5.00%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Business Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Business Information Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Development Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Development Project Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Head of Development
6 1 (2.50%) Information Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Insurance Business Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) MI Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) MI Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Programme Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Resource Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Strategy Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (10.00%) Driving Licence
2 3 (7.50%) Mobile App
2 3 (7.50%) Smart Meter
3 2 (5.00%) NHS
4 1 (2.50%) Learning Management System
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (30.00%) Coaching
2 12 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 11 (27.50%) People Management
4 9 (22.50%) Case Management
5 7 (17.50%) Matrix Organization
6 5 (12.50%) Business Transformation
6 5 (12.50%) Performance Management
7 3 (7.50%) Line Management
8 2 (5.00%) Change Management
8 2 (5.00%) Matrix Management
8 2 (5.00%) Mentoring
8 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2
8 2 (5.00%) Process Improvement
8 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (2.50%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (2.50%) Process Management
9 1 (2.50%) Programme Management
9 1 (2.50%) Scrum
9 1 (2.50%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.00%) Degree
2 2 (5.00%) MCIPD
2 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.50%) Remedy
2 1 (2.50%) SAP