Period
to 22 October 2017

The median contractor rate for an IT Director was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 October 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.

Director of IT
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 852 840 847
Rank change year-on-year -12 +7 -36
Contract jobs requiring an IT Director 19 51 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.048% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.051% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 33 33
UK median daily rate £625 £800 £750
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.88% +6.67% -8.26%
10th Percentile £459 £553 £460
90th Percentile £950 £1,180 £950
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £788 £600
% change year-on-year -26.98% +31.25% -12.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 94198 99892 108277
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.76% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 61891 65105 68774
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £248
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2803 3255 4146
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.86 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +6.06%

IT Director
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 22 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 22 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 -10 18 £625 -21.88% 8
UK excluding London +22 13 £575 -26.98% 5
South East +12 8 £900 +20.00% 1
London -7 5 £650 -31.58% 3
South West +9 2 £450 -25.77% 1
North of England +81 1 £575 -20.69% 2
Midlands +35 1 - -
North West +33 1 £575 -
West Midlands +32 1 - -
Scotland +11 1 - -

IT Director Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (36.84%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (21.05%) Retail
3 3 (15.79%) IT Governance
4 2 (10.53%) IT Strategy
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (10.53%) Strategic Planning
4 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
4 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (10.53%) ERP
4 2 (10.53%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.26%) Risk Management
5 1 (5.26%) Service Management
5 1 (5.26%) NHS
5 1 (5.26%) SAP FI
5 1 (5.26%) SAP
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL
5 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.26%) Data Management
5 1 (5.26%) Lucene
5 1 (5.26%) Document Management
5 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.26%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.26%) SAP CO
5 1 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (5.26%) Natural Language Processing
5 1 (5.26%) Machine Learning
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) Apache Solr
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SAP CO
1 1 (5.26%) SAP FI
1 1 (5.26%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Retail
3 2 (10.53%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Lucene
1 1 (5.26%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Biotechnology
1 1 (5.26%) NHS
1 1 (5.26%) Tandem
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (15.79%) IT Governance
3 2 (10.53%) ERP
3 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
3 2 (10.53%) IT Strategy
3 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
3 2 (10.53%) Strategic Planning
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (5.26%) Data Management
4 1 (5.26%) Data Strategy
4 1 (5.26%) Document Management
4 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL
4 1 (5.26%) Ontologies
4 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
4 1 (5.26%) Risk Management
4 1 (5.26%) Semantic Search
4 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery Management
4 1 (5.26%) Service Management
4 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) SPARQL
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) SAP