The median contractor rate for a IT Director was £738 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 March 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.

IT Director
UK
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 573 615 619
Rank change year-on-year +42 +4  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Director 10 25 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.047% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.049% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 18 10
Median daily rate £738 £788 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.34% +21.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £447 £545
10% offered a daily rate of more than £963 £875 £1,038
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £700 £650
% change year-on-year -14.28% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42574 50675 51233
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 32785 30936
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 1588 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.93 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

IT Director
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured IT Director in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for IT Director in the UK

IT Director
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Director in the UK

IT Director
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Director over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Director in the UK

IT Director
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Director in the UK

IT Director
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 IT Director within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 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 +34 8 £738 -6.34% 8
London +24 5 £875 +9.37% 7
North West +24 1 - -
Scotland +22 1 - -
South East +12 1 £600 +380.00%
Glasgow - 1 - -
Dartford - 1 £600 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £600 -
Midlands - 1 - -

IT Director Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT Director 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 IT Director in the job title.

1 7 (35.00%) IT Strategy
2 5 (25.00%) Project Management
3 3 (15.00%) ITIL
3 3 (15.00%) Finance
3 3 (15.00%) Programme Management
4 2 (10.00%) Banking
4 2 (10.00%) Retail
4 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (10.00%) Change Management
4 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.00%) Analytics
4 2 (10.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Service Design
5 1 (5.00%) Matrix Organization
5 1 (5.00%) PMO
5 1 (5.00%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (5.00%) Marketing
5 1 (5.00%) Business Development
5 1 (5.00%) Operations Management
5 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Transformation
5 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
5 1 (5.00%) CommVault
5 1 (5.00%) Smartcard

IT Director 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (5.00%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
1 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Big Data
1 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (5.00%) SAP HANA
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (10.00%) Retail
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Legal
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) FMCG
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) Smartcard
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) IT Strategy
2 5 (25.00%) Project Management
3 3 (15.00%) ITIL
3 3 (15.00%) Programme Management
4 2 (10.00%) Analytics
4 2 (10.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (10.00%) Change Management
4 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (10.00%) Service Design
4 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.00%) Business Development
5 1 (5.00%) Information Security
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Transformation
5 1 (5.00%) Matrix Organization
5 1 (5.00%) Operations Management
5 1 (5.00%) Presales
5 1 (5.00%) Re-Platforming
5 1 (5.00%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (5.00%) PMO
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) CommVault
2 1 (5.00%) IBM
2 1 (5.00%) OpenText
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) SAP