The table below looks at the statistics for Postgraduate in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Postgraduate over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Postgraduate
Rank 583 556 515
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -41
Contract jobs citing Postgraduate 7 7 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.013% 0.015% 0.062%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.065% 0.086% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 17
Average daily rate
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£363 £551 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.24% +67.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £431 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £593 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £315 £330
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -35.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
- -35.89%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10690 8183 9140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.05% 17.08% 18.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6077 4745 4859
Average daily rate £398 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 341 525
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.68 £22.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.06% -17.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.60 £12.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £41.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

Postgraduate
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Postgraduate Jobs Demand Trend in England

Postgraduate
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Postgraduate Daily Rate Trend in England

Postgraduate
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Postgraduate across the England region.

Postgraduate Hourly Rate Trend in England

Postgraduate
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Postgraduate within the England region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -6 5 £344 -40.21% 5
South East -19 1 £375 -3.84% 4
East of England - 1 - - 2
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
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Postgraduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 9 (56.25%) Degree
2 7 (43.75%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (31.25%) Project Management
4 4 (25.00%) NHS
4 4 (25.00%) Data Modelling
4 4 (25.00%) SAS
4 4 (25.00%) Relational Database
5 3 (18.75%) HTML5
5 3 (18.75%) Mathematics
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
5 3 (18.75%) HTML
5 3 (18.75%) SQL
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle
5 3 (18.75%) XML
5 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
5 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
6 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
6 2 (12.50%) MVC
6 2 (12.50%) Service Management
6 2 (12.50%) Legal
6 2 (12.50%) Information Security
6 2 (12.50%) C#
6 2 (12.50%) MySQL
6 2 (12.50%) MS Office
6 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
6 2 (12.50%) .NET
6 2 (12.50%) SPSS
6 2 (12.50%) Benchmarking
6 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
6 2 (12.50%) MS Access

Postgraduate
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (25.00%) SAS
2 1 (6.25%) ArcGIS
2 1 (6.25%) Smallworld
2 1 (6.25%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 2 (12.50%) SPSS
2 1 (6.25%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (6.25%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) DHCP
1 1 (6.25%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (12.50%) MySQL
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) MS Access
3 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
3 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (6.25%) Big Data
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) JUnit
1 1 (6.25%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (6.25%) Subversion
1 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.25%) Grunt
General
1 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
1 2 (12.50%) Legal
1 2 (12.50%) Local Government
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
2 1 (6.25%) Advertising
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (6.25%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Information Assurance Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Information Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Compliance Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) NHS Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
4 1 (6.25%) J2EE Developer
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Business Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) HTML
1 3 (18.75%) XML
1 3 (18.75%) HTML5
2 2 (12.50%) .NET
3 1 (6.25%) J2EE
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.25%) Web Services
3 1 (6.25%) Lucene
3 1 (6.25%) Spring
3 1 (6.25%) JSON
3 1 (6.25%) WCF
3 1 (6.25%) jQuery
3 1 (6.25%) REST
3 1 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (25.00%) NHS
3 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
3 3 (18.75%) Mathematics
4 2 (12.50%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (12.50%) Statistics
4 2 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (12.50%) Freedom of Information Act
4 2 (12.50%) Informatics
4 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
5 1 (6.25%) Life Science
5 1 (6.25%) RMADS
5 1 (6.25%) Semantic Web
5 1 (6.25%) Social Media
5 1 (6.25%) Linked Data
5 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
5 1 (6.25%) Economics
5 1 (6.25%) GIS
5 1 (6.25%) Fixed Income
5 1 (6.25%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Android
1 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Project Management
2 4 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
4 2 (12.50%) Information Security
4 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (12.50%) Service Management
4 2 (12.50%) MVC
4 2 (12.50%) Data Management
4 2 (12.50%) Data Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Management
4 2 (12.50%) ISMS
4 2 (12.50%) Data Protection
4 2 (12.50%) Information Assurance
4 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (12.50%) Benchmarking
5 1 (6.25%) Business Process Mapping
5 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) CBAP
3 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) PhD
3 1 (6.25%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (6.25%) Platform Symphony
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) ESRI
2 1 (6.25%) VMware
2 1 (6.25%) Google
2 1 (6.25%) Facebook
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