The table below looks at the statistics for Postgraduate in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Postgraduate over the 3 months to 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Postgraduate
Rank 382 380 354
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -26
Contract jobs citing Postgraduate 8 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.038% 0.046% 0.066%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.20% 0.27% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 11
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£600 £529 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.42% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £260 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £665 £546 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £285
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 - -
Postgraduate
England

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

Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
4090 3685 3122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 19.52% 17.08% 15.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2744 2302 1936
Average daily rate £425 £425 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £351 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.68% +6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 91 108
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.00 £23.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.45% -4.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £39.00 £68.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -33.33%

Postgraduate
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Postgraduate Jobs Demand Trend in London

Postgraduate
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Postgraduate Daily Rate Trend in London

Postgraduate
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Postgraduate across the London region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Postgraduate Daily Rate Histogram in London

Postgraduate
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Postgraduate Hourly Rate Trend in London

Postgraduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 15 (100.00%) Degree
2 8 (53.33%) Security Cleared
2 8 (53.33%) Information Security
3 7 (46.67%) Information Assurance
4 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 6 (40.00%) Data Protection
4 6 (40.00%) Freedom of Information
4 6 (40.00%) Data Protection Act
4 6 (40.00%) Freedom of Information Act
4 6 (40.00%) Telecoms
4 6 (40.00%) Legal
5 5 (33.33%) Management Information System
6 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (26.67%) Security Architecture
6 4 (26.67%) ISMS
6 4 (26.67%) PCI DSS
6 4 (26.67%) CESG
6 4 (26.67%) CESG CLAS
6 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (26.67%) Local Government
7 3 (20.00%) Finance
7 3 (20.00%) VBA
7 3 (20.00%) CISSP
7 3 (20.00%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (20.00%) Line Management
8 2 (13.33%) SABSA
8 2 (13.33%) ISACA
8 2 (13.33%) HTML
8 2 (13.33%) IIS
8 2 (13.33%) Risk Management

Postgraduate
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (13.33%) IIS
2 1 (6.67%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) OLAP
1 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
1 1 (6.67%) QlikView
1 1 (6.67%) BusinessObjects XI
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (6.67%) Hadoop
1 1 (6.67%) Apache Hive
1 1 (6.67%) HBase
1 1 (6.67%) Big Data
1 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
1 1 (6.67%) Impala
General
1 6 (40.00%) Telecoms
1 6 (40.00%) Legal
2 4 (26.67%) Local Government
3 3 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (6.67%) Banking
4 1 (6.67%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Information Assurance Specialist
1 5 (33.33%) Information Specialist
1 5 (33.33%) Compliance Specialist
2 2 (13.33%) Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Architect
2 2 (13.33%) Security Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) CLAS Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Commercial Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Business Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Security Advisor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) CSS
2 1 (6.67%) XML
2 1 (6.67%) XHTML
2 1 (6.67%) JMS
2 1 (6.67%) Ajax
2 1 (6.67%) WPF
2 1 (6.67%) HTML5
2 1 (6.67%) REST
2 1 (6.67%) Akka
2 1 (6.67%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Freedom of Information
1 6 (40.00%) Data Protection Act
1 6 (40.00%) Freedom of Information Act
2 5 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 4 (26.67%) CESG
3 4 (26.67%) CESG CLAS
3 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (13.33%) RMADS
5 1 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (6.67%) Credit Risk
5 1 (6.67%) Market Risk
5 1 (6.67%) Credit Derivative
5 1 (6.67%) Derivative
5 1 (6.67%) Replication
5 1 (6.67%) Fixed Income
5 1 (6.67%) Equities
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Information Security
2 7 (46.67%) Information Assurance
3 6 (40.00%) Data Protection
4 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (26.67%) Security Architecture
4 4 (26.67%) ISMS
5 3 (20.00%) Line Management
6 2 (13.33%) SABSA
6 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
6 2 (13.33%) TOGAF
7 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
7 1 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (6.67%) Multithreading
7 1 (6.67%) Workflow
7 1 (6.67%) Data Architecture
7 1 (6.67%) Greeks
7 1 (6.67%) TDD
7 1 (6.67%) Data Management
7 1 (6.67%) ITIL
7 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) VBA
2 1 (6.67%) Scala
2 1 (6.67%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Degree
2 8 (53.33%) Security Cleared
3 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (20.00%) CISSP
5 2 (13.33%) CISM
5 2 (13.33%) MBCS
5 2 (13.33%) ISACA
5 2 (13.33%) CITP
6 1 (6.67%) ISEB
6 1 (6.67%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (6.67%) Basel III
2 1 (6.67%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Apache Flume