The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the England region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Postgraduate
Rank 551 494 549
Rank change year-on-year
-57 +55
Contract jobs citing Postgraduate 13 22 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.026% 0.051% 0.032%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.28% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 10
Average daily rate £540 £575 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.08% +78.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £545 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £678 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £260 £263
% change year-on-year
+44.23% -0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9674 7793 9676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.46% 18.12% 17.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5574 4183 5068
Average daily rate £375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £355
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 487 432 523
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -
Postgraduate
UK

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
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Postgraduate across the England region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Postgraduate Daily Rate Histogram 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -21 10 £545 -5.21%
South East -1 1 - -
South West - 1 - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 2
Postgraduate
UK

Postgraduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 13 (59.09%) Degree
2 11 (50.00%) Finance
3 8 (36.36%) Project Management
4 6 (27.27%) Risk Management
5 5 (22.73%) Oracle
5 5 (22.73%) Integration Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Banking
6 4 (18.18%) Economics
6 4 (18.18%) Analytics
6 4 (18.18%) SQL
6 4 (18.18%) SAS
7 3 (13.64%) GSM
7 3 (13.64%) SPSS
7 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
7 3 (13.64%) Windows
7 3 (13.64%) Siebel
7 3 (13.64%) Stata
7 3 (13.64%) Business Continuity
7 3 (13.64%) Legal
7 3 (13.64%) Oracle BRM
7 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
7 3 (13.64%) Billing
7 3 (13.64%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
8 2 (9.09%) Marketing
8 2 (9.09%) Market Risk
8 2 (9.09%) Stress Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Mathematics
8 2 (9.09%) Wealth Management
8 2 (9.09%) Market Research
8 2 (9.09%) Data Protection

Postgraduate
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (18.18%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) SPSS
1 3 (13.64%) Stata
2 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle BRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) GSM
2 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.55%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (4.55%) Base SAS
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 11 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Banking
3 3 (13.64%) Billing
3 3 (13.64%) Legal
4 2 (9.09%) Investment Banking
4 2 (9.09%) Marketing
5 1 (4.55%) Front Office
5 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Business Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Support Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Technical Support
3 2 (9.09%) Applications Support
3 2 (9.09%) Market Risk Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Applications Support Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Financial Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Technical Support Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Market Risk Business Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) OSS Architect
4 1 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (4.55%) .NET Developer
4 1 (4.55%) C# Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) MIS Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
1 1 (4.55%) XML
1 1 (4.55%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Economics
2 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.09%) Mathematics
2 2 (9.09%) Market Risk
3 1 (4.55%) RMADS
3 1 (4.55%) Visualisation
3 1 (4.55%) Fixed Income
3 1 (4.55%) Grid Computing
3 1 (4.55%) CESG
3 1 (4.55%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (4.55%) Cryptography
3 1 (4.55%) Statistics
3 1 (4.55%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Linux
3 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Project Management
2 6 (27.27%) Risk Management
3 5 (22.73%) Integration Testing
4 4 (18.18%) Analytics
5 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
5 3 (13.64%) Business Continuity
5 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
5 3 (13.64%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 2 (9.09%) Wealth Management
6 2 (9.09%) Information Security
6 2 (9.09%) UML
6 2 (9.09%) Data Modelling
6 2 (9.09%) Contact Management
6 2 (9.09%) ITIL
6 2 (9.09%) Data Protection
6 2 (9.09%) Stress Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Market Research
6 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (4.55%) Statistical Modelling
7 1 (4.55%) Data Entry
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) MATLAB
2 2 (9.09%) R
3 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.55%) Python
3 1 (4.55%) C#
3 1 (4.55%) C++
3 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (59.09%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) APMP
2 1 (4.55%) CISSP
2 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.55%) MBA
2 1 (4.55%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) SLA
2 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Platform Symphony
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle
2 3 (13.64%) Siebel
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) Citrix