The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Practice Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Practice Management over the 3 months to 28 June 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.

Practice Management
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 582 623 608
Rank change year-on-year +41 -15  
Contract jobs citing Practice Management 28 28 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.059% 0.052% 0.067%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.070% 0.062% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 22 27
Median daily rate £500 £440 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% +17.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £685 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £510 £340
% change year-on-year -46.07% +50.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £27.50

Practice Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39769 44877 44538
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.43% 83.33% 80.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 25882 29740 28602
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1055 1093 1231
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.83 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

Practice Management
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Practice Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Practice Management in the UK

Practice Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Practice Management in the UK

Practice Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Practice Management over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Practice Management in the UK

Practice Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Practice Management in the UK

Practice Management
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Practice Management within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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 +39 28 £500 +15.60% 10
London +16 23 £500 +17.64% 5
City of London +4 10 £500 +25.00% 3
North West +24 2 - - 1
South West -1 2 £275 +66.66% 2
Bristol -2 2 £275 +66.66% 1
Manchester - 2 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Practice Management 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 Practice Management.

1 47 (68.12%) Finance
2 34 (49.28%) Legal
3 27 (39.13%) Law
4 19 (27.54%) Project Management
4 19 (27.54%) SQL
5 14 (20.29%) Microsoft
6 10 (14.49%) Microsoft Office
6 10 (14.49%) Degree
7 9 (13.04%) PRINCE2
7 9 (13.04%) ERP
8 8 (11.59%) CRM
8 8 (11.59%) PMP
8 8 (11.59%) PMI Certification
8 8 (11.59%) General Ledger
8 8 (11.59%) Dynamics CRM
8 8 (11.59%) Billing
8 8 (11.59%) Data Analysis
9 7 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (10.14%) Systems Analysis
9 7 (10.14%) PMI
9 7 (10.14%) Change Management
9 7 (10.14%) Test Scripting
10 6 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (8.70%) Management Information System
10 6 (8.70%) Risk Management
10 6 (8.70%) MS Visio
10 6 (8.70%) Microsoft Project
10 6 (8.70%) Wealth Management
10 6 (8.70%) Banking
10 6 (8.70%) Document Management

Practice Management
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 (1.45%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (14.49%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (8.70%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (8.70%) MS Visio
3 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.45%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (11.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (5.80%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (4.35%) Dynamics GP
3 3 (4.35%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (4.35%) Dynamics SL
3 3 (4.35%) Oracle Assets
3 3 (4.35%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (4.35%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.35%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.45%) Intranet
1 1 (1.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (5.80%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.45%) Big Data
4 1 (1.45%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.45%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.45%) Pentaho
4 1 (1.45%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 4 (5.80%) JIRA
2 1 (1.45%) HP UFT
General
1 47 (68.12%) Finance
2 34 (49.28%) Legal
3 27 (39.13%) Law
4 8 (11.59%) Billing
4 8 (11.59%) General Ledger
5 6 (8.70%) Banking
6 4 (5.80%) Financial Institution
6 4 (5.80%) Investment Banking
7 2 (2.90%) Retail
8 1 (1.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (36.23%) Analyst
2 13 (18.84%) Project Manager
3 9 (13.04%) Business Analyst
3 9 (13.04%) Financial Analyst
4 6 (8.70%) Consultant
4 6 (8.70%) Senior Manager
4 6 (8.70%) Senior Project Manager
5 5 (7.25%) Data Analyst
5 5 (7.25%) Test Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) Architect
6 4 (5.80%) Developer
6 4 (5.80%) Finance Systems Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) Security Specialist
6 4 (5.80%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (5.80%) SQL Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) Business Systems Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) Dynamics AX Consultant
7 3 (4.35%) Functional Consultant
7 3 (4.35%) Report Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.90%) MDX
2 1 (1.45%) .NET
2 1 (1.45%) Middleware
2 1 (1.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.14%) PMI
2 6 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.45%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.45%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.45%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.45%) Social Network
4 1 (1.45%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (27.54%) Project Management
2 9 (13.04%) ERP
2 9 (13.04%) PRINCE2
3 8 (11.59%) CRM
3 8 (11.59%) Data Analysis
4 7 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (10.14%) Change Management
4 7 (10.14%) Systems Analysis
4 7 (10.14%) Test Scripting
5 6 (8.70%) Document Management
5 6 (8.70%) Risk Management
5 6 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (8.70%) Wealth Management
6 5 (7.25%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (7.25%) Time Management
7 4 (5.80%) Business Analysis
7 4 (5.80%) Data Cleansing
7 4 (5.80%) Data Conversion
7 4 (5.80%) GAP Analysis
7 4 (5.80%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 19 (27.54%) SQL
2 2 (2.90%) C
2 2 (2.90%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
2 2 (2.90%) VBA
3 1 (1.45%) C#
3 1 (1.45%) Python
3 1 (1.45%) R
3 1 (1.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (14.49%) Degree
2 8 (11.59%) PMI Certification
2 8 (11.59%) PMP
3 5 (7.25%) APMP
4 3 (4.35%) ISEB
4 3 (4.35%) Master's Degree
5 2 (2.90%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.45%) ACCA
6 1 (1.45%) CIMA
6 1 (1.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.25%) P3O
2 3 (4.35%) QA
3 2 (2.90%) PMO
4 1 (1.45%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (2.90%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (20.29%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.25%) SAP
3 4 (5.80%) Oracle
4 3 (4.35%) IFS
4 3 (4.35%) JD Edwards
4 3 (4.35%) PeopleSoft
4 3 (4.35%) Reuters
4 3 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.45%) Cloudera
5 1 (1.45%) Cognos
5 1 (1.45%) Hortonworks
5 1 (1.45%) HP
5 1 (1.45%) MapR
5 1 (1.45%) Tableau