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 4 August 2015 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Postgraduate
Rank 569 559 541
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -18
Contract jobs citing Postgraduate 18 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.035% 0.018% 0.032%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.098% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 9
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£375 £363 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -44.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £375 £260
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +44.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £19.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £22.50
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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
9835 9196 8310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.04% 18.63% 17.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5949 5235 4514
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 400 455
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £44.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -9.52%

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 4 August 2015. 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 +13 15 £375 +32.27% 4
East of England - 2 - - 8
East Midlands - 1 - -
Postgraduate
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Postgraduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 23 (82.14%) Degree
2 15 (53.57%) Finance
3 12 (42.86%) Analytics
4 11 (39.29%) Banking
5 10 (35.71%) Retail
5 10 (35.71%) Telecoms
5 10 (35.71%) Data Analytics
6 9 (32.14%) Lean Six Sigma
6 9 (32.14%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (32.14%) MBA
6 9 (32.14%) Six Sigma
6 9 (32.14%) Retail Banking
6 9 (32.14%) Business Development
7 7 (25.00%) Automotive
7 7 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (21.43%) Project Management
8 6 (21.43%) R
8 6 (21.43%) Mathematics
9 5 (17.86%) SQL
10 4 (14.29%) Python
10 4 (14.29%) Legal
10 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (10.71%) Cluster Analysis
11 3 (10.71%) Resource Management
11 3 (10.71%) Relational Database
11 3 (10.71%) User Experience
11 3 (10.71%) MVC
11 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
11 3 (10.71%) Oracle
12 2 (7.14%) SQL Server

Postgraduate
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 1 (3.57%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.57%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) VPN
1 2 (7.14%) Internet
1 2 (7.14%) Firewall
1 2 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (7.14%) VLAN
1 2 (7.14%) Reverse Proxy
1 2 (7.14%) Network Security
2 1 (3.57%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.57%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
General
1 15 (53.57%) Finance
2 11 (39.29%) Banking
3 10 (35.71%) Retail
3 10 (35.71%) Telecoms
4 9 (32.14%) Retail Banking
5 7 (25.00%) Automotive
5 7 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (14.29%) Legal
7 2 (7.14%) Marketing
8 1 (3.57%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Senior Manager
2 4 (14.29%) Architect
3 3 (10.71%) Developer
3 3 (10.71%) Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Commercial Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Applications Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Digital Marketing Specialist
4 2 (7.14%) Web Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Systems Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Web Applications Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Quantitative Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Network Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Commercial Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Designer
5 1 (3.57%) Sourcing Manager
5 1 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Instructional Designer
5 1 (3.57%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Procurement Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) Web Services
1 2 (7.14%) .NET
1 2 (7.14%) Django
2 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (3.57%) HTML5
2 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.57%) XML
2 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.57%) WCF
2 1 (3.57%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Mathematics
2 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.71%) User Experience
4 2 (7.14%) Statistics
4 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
4 2 (7.14%) Biology
4 2 (7.14%) Life Science
5 1 (3.57%) FMCG
5 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.57%) Fixed Income
5 1 (3.57%) Grid Computing
5 1 (3.57%) E-Learning
5 1 (3.57%) Economics
5 1 (3.57%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) Analytics
2 10 (35.71%) Data Analytics
3 9 (32.14%) Continuous Improvement
3 9 (32.14%) Business Development
3 9 (32.14%) Lean Six Sigma
3 9 (32.14%) Six Sigma
4 6 (21.43%) Project Management
5 3 (10.71%) MVC
5 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
5 3 (10.71%) Resource Management
5 3 (10.71%) Cluster Analysis
6 2 (7.14%) Predictive Analytics
6 2 (7.14%) Load Balancing
6 2 (7.14%) Use Case
6 2 (7.14%) Email Marketing
6 2 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (7.14%) Performance Improvement
6 2 (7.14%) Network Management
6 2 (7.14%) Regression Analysis
6 2 (7.14%) Marketing Analytics
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) R
2 5 (17.86%) SQL
3 4 (14.29%) Python
4 2 (7.14%) C#
4 2 (7.14%) C++
4 2 (7.14%) Java
4 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.14%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (82.14%) Degree
2 9 (32.14%) MBA
3 2 (7.14%) PhD
3 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.57%) CCIE
4 1 (3.57%) CFA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Platform Symphony
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle
2 2 (7.14%) Cisco
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.57%) Adobe
3 1 (3.57%) Ariba