Period
to 16 October 2017

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 6 months to 16 October 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
6 months to
16 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 825 854 825
Rank change year-on-year +29 -29 -15
Contract jobs citing CIPD 39 35 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.039% 0.033% 0.053%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 0.16% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 27 32
UK median daily rate £325 £300 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -9.09% +1.54%
10th Percentile £103 £170 £162
90th Percentile £561 £578 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £275 £330
% change year-on-year +5.45% -16.67% +30.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
UK median hourly rate £15.66 £22.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.82% +27.54% -9.21%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year - +27.54% -

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 contract job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 18405 22288 22189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.56% 21.05% 19.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 11189 13829 13271
UK median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +3.23%
10th Percentile £225 £238 £240
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year +6.67% -1.32% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 896 853 1081
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +19.57% +15.87%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.11 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £27.55 £24.22
% change year-on-year +8.89% +13.76% +21.09%

CIPD
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CIPD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 16 October 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 12 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 6 months to 16 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +11 36 £330 +1.54% 9
UK excluding London +66 19 £290 +5.45% 3
London +1 19 £375 -8.54% 6
South East +14 10 £215 -18.87%
South West +17 3 £585 +95.00% 1
North of England +65 2 £388 +29.17%
Scotland +16 2 - -
Midlands +35 1 - - 2
North West +32 1 £450 +50.00%
East Midlands - 1 - -
North East - 1 £325 -
East of England - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 10 (25.64%) Change Management
2 8 (20.51%) Project Management
2 8 (20.51%) Degree
3 6 (15.38%) Law
4 5 (12.82%) Coaching
4 5 (12.82%) Asset Management
4 5 (12.82%) Performance Management
4 5 (12.82%) NVQ Level 3
4 5 (12.82%) Finance
4 5 (12.82%) e-Learning
4 5 (12.82%) Maximo
5 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (10.26%) EAM
5 4 (10.26%) Logistics
6 3 (7.69%) Data Protection
6 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (7.69%) ERP
6 3 (7.69%) SAP
6 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (7.69%) People Management
6 3 (7.69%) Matrix Organization
7 2 (5.13%) Strategic Thinking
7 2 (5.13%) Master's Degree
7 2 (5.13%) Driving Licence
7 2 (5.13%) Case Management
7 2 (5.13%) Human Resource Management
7 2 (5.13%) HND
7 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Office
7 2 (5.13%) Microsoft

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 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Maximo
2 2 (5.13%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (2.56%) iTrent
3 1 (2.56%) ResourceLink
3 1 (2.56%) SAP HR
3 1 (2.56%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) Intranet
1 1 (2.56%) SMS
1 1 (2.56%) WebEx
General
1 6 (15.38%) Law
2 5 (12.82%) Finance
3 2 (5.13%) Legal
3 2 (5.13%) Local Government
3 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (23.08%) Trainer
2 6 (15.38%) HR Manager
2 6 (15.38%) IT Trainer
3 4 (10.26%) Consultant
3 4 (10.26%) Project Manager
4 3 (7.69%) HR Advisor
5 2 (5.13%) Change Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) Communications Specialist
5 2 (5.13%) HR Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) HR Specialist
6 1 (2.56%) Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Change Manager
6 1 (2.56%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (2.56%) Development Specialist
6 1 (2.56%) Head of Development
6 1 (2.56%) Programme Manager
6 1 (2.56%) Service Manager
6 1 (2.56%) Strategic Project Manager
6 1 (2.56%) Systems Manager
6 1 (2.56%) Training Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) e-Learning
2 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.13%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.56%) Learning Management System
4 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.56%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.64%) Change Management
2 8 (20.51%) Project Management
3 5 (12.82%) Asset Management
3 5 (12.82%) Coaching
3 5 (12.82%) Performance Management
4 4 (10.26%) EAM
4 4 (10.26%) Logistics
5 3 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (7.69%) Data Protection
5 3 (7.69%) ERP
5 3 (7.69%) Matrix Organization
5 3 (7.69%) People Management
5 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.13%) Business Transformation
6 2 (5.13%) Case Management
6 2 (5.13%) Human Resource Management
6 2 (5.13%) Information Management
6 2 (5.13%) Matrix Management
6 2 (5.13%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.56%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (20.51%) Degree
2 5 (12.82%) NVQ Level 3
3 2 (5.13%) HND
3 2 (5.13%) Master's Degree
3 2 (5.13%) MBA
3 2 (5.13%) MCIPD
4 1 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.56%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.56%) PMP
4 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.56%) GDPR
Vendors
1 3 (7.69%) SAP
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.56%) Northgate