Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an HR Specialist was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Human Resources Specialist
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 858 879 877
Rank change year-on-year +21 -2 +4
Contract jobs requiring an HR Specialist 20 15 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.014% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.015% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 4
UK median daily rate £375 £444 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.45% +1.37% -18.60%
10th Percentile £142 £195 £234
90th Percentile £473 £520 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £440 £450
% change year-on-year -37.54% -2.17% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
UK median hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £22.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97472 100409 109082
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.75% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64264 65451 69386
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2912 3320 4146
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.26 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.54% - +8.29%

HR Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured HR Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for HR Specialist in the UK

HR Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HR Specialist in the UK

HR Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HR Specialist over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HR Specialist in the UK

HR Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HR Specialist in the UK

HR Specialist
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HR Specialist within the UK over the 6 months to 17 November 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 +23 20 £375 -15.45% 1
UK excluding London +28 12 £275 -37.54% 1
London +3 8 £375 -25.00%
South East +8 5 £250 -34.81%
North of England +63 3 £275 +34.15%
Yorkshire +32 2 - -
Midlands +28 2 £375 - 1
West Midlands +23 2 £375 - 1
South West +4 2 £288 -6.66%
North West +23 1 £275 +34.15%

HR Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, HR Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring HR Specialist in the job title.

1 6 (30.00%) SAP
1 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (25.00%) Degree
2 5 (25.00%) SAP HR
3 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (15.00%) SQL
3 3 (15.00%) Oracle
3 3 (15.00%) SAP Payroll
3 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (15.00%) Data Quality
3 3 (15.00%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (15.00%) Human Resource Management
4 2 (10.00%) Workday
4 2 (10.00%) Task Automation
4 2 (10.00%) Data Migration
4 2 (10.00%) Data Cleansing
4 2 (10.00%) SAP EP
4 2 (10.00%) CIPD
4 2 (10.00%) SAP HCM
4 2 (10.00%) JIRA
4 2 (10.00%) German Language
4 2 (10.00%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.00%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (10.00%) Migration
4 2 (10.00%) Finance
4 2 (10.00%) Law
5 1 (5.00%) Taleo
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint

HR Specialist Skill Set
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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.00%) SAP EP
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (25.00%) SAP HR
2 3 (15.00%) SAP Payroll
3 2 (10.00%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 2 (10.00%) SAP HCM
4 1 (5.00%) iTrent
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (5.00%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (5.00%) SaaS
2 1 (5.00%) Taleo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
1 2 (10.00%) German Language
1 2 (10.00%) Law
2 1 (5.00%) Publishing
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) Human Resource Management
1 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (10.00%) Data Cleansing
2 2 (10.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (10.00%) Migration
2 2 (10.00%) Task Automation
3 1 (5.00%) Coaching
3 1 (5.00%) ERP
3 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.00%) Process Management
3 1 (5.00%) Project Management
3 1 (5.00%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.00%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) CIPD
3 1 (5.00%) Master's Degree
3 1 (5.00%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) SAP
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) PeopleSoft
3 2 (10.00%) Workday
4 1 (5.00%) Ceridian