The table below looks at the statistics for Postgraduate in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Postgraduate over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Postgraduate
Rank 204 216 217
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +1
Contract jobs citing Postgraduate 1 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.017% 0.082% 0.038%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 0.54% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
Average daily rate
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£325 £600 £155
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.83% +287.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 - £385
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%
Postgraduate
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Qualifications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
908 1108 1059
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.35% 15.09% 13.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 634 772 706
Average daily rate £440 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 39 36
Average hourly rate £15.75 £22.69 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.58% +29.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £14.50 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.43 £48.00 £38.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

Postgraduate
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Postgraduate across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Postgraduate Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Postgraduate
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Postgraduate across the City of London region.

Postgraduate Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Postgraduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Postgraduate also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Postgraduate.

1 2 (100.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (50.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) NHS
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Front Office
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Fixed Income
2 1 (50.00%) Grid Computing
2 1 (50.00%) Data Management
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Economics
2 1 (50.00%) CFA
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) WCF
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (50.00%) Platform Symphony
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database

Postgraduate
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Postgraduate also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Postgraduate. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (50.00%) Front Office
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) WCF
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) NHS
1 1 (50.00%) Fixed Income
1 1 (50.00%) Grid Computing
1 1 (50.00%) Economics
1 1 (50.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (50.00%) Data Management
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CFA
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Platform Symphony
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft