Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 805 828 809
Rank change year-on-year +23 -19 +61
Contract jobs citing Practice Management 82 63 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.080% 0.060% 0.076%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.094% 0.071% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 51 56
UK median daily rate £525 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.53% -15.00% +58.73%
10th Percentile £258 £200 £350
90th Percentile £735 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £438 £350
% change year-on-year -28.57% +25.00% +159.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
UK median hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £27.50

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 87085 88317 92969
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.46% 83.90% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 58028 58368 60222
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £631 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2061 2366 2748
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.89 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.58% +6.17% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.28
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year - +1.05% +18.75%

Practice Management
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Practice Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 11 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 6 months to 23 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 +37 81 £525 +27.27% 9
London +14 72 £550 +37.50% 7
UK excluding London +25 9 £313 -28.57% 3
Midlands +29 5 £300 -31.43% 1
West Midlands +36 4 £300 -31.43%
North of England +56 1 - -
Yorkshire +21 1 - -
South West -5 1 £275 +66.67%
East of England -20 1 £575 +22.67%
Scotland - 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 (57.32%) Legal
2 45 (54.88%) Finance
3 41 (50.00%) Law
4 26 (31.71%) Project Management
5 23 (28.05%) Microsoft Office
6 19 (23.17%) Scenario Testing
7 18 (21.95%) Microsoft Project
7 18 (21.95%) MS Visio
7 18 (21.95%) Stakeholder Management
7 18 (21.95%) Systems Analysis
8 17 (20.73%) Test Scripting
9 16 (19.51%) Business Analysis
10 15 (18.29%) User Acceptance Testing
11 14 (17.07%) JIRA
11 14 (17.07%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (14.63%) SAP
12 12 (14.63%) Data Analysis
13 11 (13.41%) WAN
13 11 (13.41%) Data Cleansing
13 11 (13.41%) Data Conversion
13 11 (13.41%) Data Mapping
13 11 (13.41%) Data Integration
14 10 (12.20%) Virtual Team
14 10 (12.20%) Customer Requirements
14 10 (12.20%) Change Management
14 10 (12.20%) Reuters
14 10 (12.20%) LAN
14 10 (12.20%) Billing
15 9 (10.98%) Supply Chain Management
15 9 (10.98%) Service Delivery

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 4 (4.88%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 23 (28.05%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (21.95%) Microsoft Project
2 18 (21.95%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.22%) Infor SunSystems
1 1 (1.22%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.41%) WAN
2 10 (12.20%) LAN
3 9 (10.98%) Firewall
3 9 (10.98%) Network Security
3 9 (10.98%) WLAN
4 8 (9.76%) BGP
4 8 (9.76%) EIGRP
4 8 (9.76%) HSRP
4 8 (9.76%) IPv6
4 8 (9.76%) MPLS
4 8 (9.76%) NGN
4 8 (9.76%) OSPF
4 8 (9.76%) SNMP
4 8 (9.76%) Spanning Tree
4 8 (9.76%) TACACS
4 8 (9.76%) VRRP
5 2 (2.44%) Intranet
5 2 (2.44%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.22%) Internet
6 1 (1.22%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.66%) SQL Server
1 3 (3.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (17.07%) JIRA
2 1 (1.22%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.22%) MSTest
General
1 47 (57.32%) Legal
2 45 (54.88%) Finance
3 41 (50.00%) Law
4 10 (12.20%) Billing
5 1 (1.22%) Banking
5 1 (1.22%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.22%) Marketing
5 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (34.15%) Analyst
2 23 (28.05%) Project Manager
3 21 (25.61%) Business Analyst
4 11 (13.41%) Legal Analyst
5 8 (9.76%) Network Manager
5 8 (9.76%) Senior Manager
5 8 (9.76%) Senior Project Manager
6 7 (8.54%) Developer
6 7 (8.54%) Financial Analyst
7 6 (7.32%) Programme Manager
8 4 (4.88%) Consultant
9 3 (3.66%) Finance Systems Analyst
9 3 (3.66%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
9 3 (3.66%) Service Manager
9 3 (3.66%) Systems Analyst
10 2 (2.44%) Cutover Manager
10 2 (2.44%) Data Business Analyst
10 2 (2.44%) Finance Business Analyst
10 2 (2.44%) Investment Management Business Analyst
10 2 (2.44%) Senior Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.22%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.20%) Virtual Team
2 3 (3.66%) PMI
3 1 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.22%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.22%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.22%) Reference Data
3 1 (1.22%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.88%) Windows
2 3 (3.66%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.44%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (31.71%) Project Management
2 19 (23.17%) Scenario Testing
3 18 (21.95%) Stakeholder Management
3 18 (21.95%) Systems Analysis
4 17 (20.73%) Test Scripting
5 16 (19.51%) Business Analysis
6 15 (18.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 14 (17.07%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (14.63%) Data Analysis
9 11 (13.41%) Data Cleansing
9 11 (13.41%) Data Conversion
9 11 (13.41%) Data Integration
9 11 (13.41%) Data Mapping
10 10 (12.20%) Change Management
10 10 (12.20%) Customer Requirements
11 9 (10.98%) PRINCE2
11 9 (10.98%) Regulatory Compliance
11 9 (10.98%) Service Delivery
11 9 (10.98%) Service Management
11 9 (10.98%) Supply Chain Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.66%) SQL
2 1 (1.22%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
2 1 (1.22%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.22%) T-SQL
2 1 (1.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (10.98%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (7.32%) PMI Certification
2 6 (7.32%) PMP
3 4 (4.88%) Degree
3 4 (4.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (3.66%) APMP
5 1 (1.22%) CBAP
5 1 (1.22%) IIBA
5 1 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.66%) P3O
2 2 (2.44%) PMO
2 2 (2.44%) SLA
3 1 (1.22%) QA
System Software
1 6 (7.32%) Firmware
2 1 (1.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.44%) SCCM
1 2 (2.44%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (14.63%) SAP
2 10 (12.20%) Reuters
3 9 (10.98%) CheckPoint
3 9 (10.98%) Cisco
3 9 (10.98%) HP
3 9 (10.98%) Microsoft
3 9 (10.98%) Riverbed
3 9 (10.98%) SolarWinds
4 2 (2.44%) LexisNexis
4 2 (2.44%) VMware
5 1 (1.22%) Capita
5 1 (1.22%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle
5 1 (1.22%) SnapLogic