The median contractor rate for an IT Director was £650 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 604 612 629
Rank change year-on-year +8 +17  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Director 11 33 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.023% 0.061% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.064% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 21 9
Median daily rate £650 £800 £775
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £538 £513
10% offered a daily rate of more than £839 £1,175 £900
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £650 £775
% change year-on-year -7.69% -16.12%  
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 44408 51163 53304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.74% 94.88% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 28718 33369 33474
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1380 1506 2056
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.57 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 22 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Director.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Director in the UK

IT Director
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 IT Director within the UK over the 3 months to 22 June 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 +27 11 £650 -18.75% 7
South East +21 5 £688 -6.77% 1
London +7 5 £669 -27.70% 3
Surrey - 2 £663 -
North West +24 1 £575 - 1
Kent +1 1 £600 +11.62% 1
Middlesex - 1 £836 -
Merseyside - 1 £575 -
Sussex - 1 - -
Sunbury-on-Thames - 1 £775 -
Liverpool - 1 £575 -
Dartford - 1 £600 -

IT Director Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 5 (25.00%) Finance
1 5 (25.00%) IT Strategy
2 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.00%) ITIL
3 3 (15.00%) Project Management
3 3 (15.00%) Service Management
3 3 (15.00%) Data Strategy
3 3 (15.00%) Matrix Organization
4 2 (10.00%) Programme Management
4 2 (10.00%) Retail
4 2 (10.00%) Resource Management
4 2 (10.00%) QA
4 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (10.00%) ERP
4 2 (10.00%) SLA
4 2 (10.00%) NHS
4 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (10.00%) Law
4 2 (10.00%) Programme Delivery
5 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (5.00%) Migration
5 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.00%) OpenText
5 1 (5.00%) Maximo
5 1 (5.00%) Banking
5 1 (5.00%) Tandem
5 1 (5.00%) E-Procurement
5 1 (5.00%) Smartcard
5 1 (5.00%) BPR

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 (5.00%) Apache Solr
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.00%) SAP HANA
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Law
2 2 (10.00%) Retail
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) Lucene
1 1 (5.00%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) NHS
2 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) FMCG
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.00%) Smartcard
2 1 (5.00%) Tandem
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) IT Strategy
2 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.00%) Data Strategy
3 3 (15.00%) ITIL
3 3 (15.00%) Matrix Organization
3 3 (15.00%) Project Management
3 3 (15.00%) Service Management
4 2 (10.00%) ERP
4 2 (10.00%) Programme Delivery
4 2 (10.00%) Programme Management
4 2 (10.00%) Resource Management
4 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.00%) Coaching
5 1 (5.00%) Content Management
5 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Content Management
5 1 (5.00%) Logistics
5 1 (5.00%) Ontologies
5 1 (5.00%) Operations Management
5 1 (5.00%) Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (5.00%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) SPARQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (5.00%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) 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
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