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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Postgraduate
Rank 398 403 378
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -25
Contract jobs citing Postgraduate 10 10 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.045% 0.042% 0.091%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.28% 0.26% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 10
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£600 £545 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.09% -5.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £375 £260
% change year-on-year
- +44.23%
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
3585 3896 3381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.10% 16.48% 15.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2306 2620 2045
Average daily rate £413 £410 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% +0.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 114 111
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.79 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

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 24 April 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
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Postgraduate within the London region over the 3 months to 24 April 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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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
City of London +19 2 £600 - 1
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Paddington - 1 - -
Feltham - 1 £513 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £225 -
Postgraduate
England

Postgraduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 17 (100.00%) Degree
2 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 6 (35.29%) Legal
2 6 (35.29%) Information Security
3 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
3 5 (29.41%) Finance
3 5 (29.41%) Management Information System
3 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
3 5 (29.41%) Information Assurance
3 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (23.53%) Data Protection
4 4 (23.53%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (23.53%) Freedom of Information Act
4 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (23.53%) Freedom of Information
5 3 (17.65%) CESG
5 3 (17.65%) CESG CLAS
5 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
5 3 (17.65%) VBA
5 3 (17.65%) CISSP
5 3 (17.65%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (17.65%) Security Architecture
5 3 (17.65%) Line Management
6 2 (11.76%) ISACA
6 2 (11.76%) SABSA
6 2 (11.76%) PCI DSS
6 2 (11.76%) CITP
6 2 (11.76%) ISMS
6 2 (11.76%) HTML
6 2 (11.76%) IIS

Postgraduate
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (11.76%) IIS
2 1 (5.88%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (5.88%) VLAN
1 1 (5.88%) Firewall
1 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (5.88%) SMS
1 1 (5.88%) VPN
1 1 (5.88%) Reverse Proxy
1 1 (5.88%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) OLAP
1 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
1 1 (5.88%) QlikView
1 1 (5.88%) BusinessObjects XI
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (5.88%) Hadoop
1 1 (5.88%) Apache Hive
1 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
1 1 (5.88%) Impala
1 1 (5.88%) HBase
1 1 (5.88%) Big Data
General
1 6 (35.29%) Legal
2 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
2 5 (29.41%) Finance
3 2 (11.76%) Local Government
4 1 (5.88%) Banking
4 1 (5.88%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) Architect
1 3 (17.65%) Information Assurance Specialist
1 3 (17.65%) Information Specialist
1 3 (17.65%) Compliance Specialist
2 2 (11.76%) Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Commercial Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Security Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Instructional Designer
3 1 (5.88%) Network Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Procurement Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Java Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Business Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Commercial Manager
3 1 (5.88%) CLAS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) HTML
2 1 (5.88%) Ajax
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) CSS
2 1 (5.88%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) XHTML
2 1 (5.88%) JMS
2 1 (5.88%) WPF
2 1 (5.88%) HTML5
2 1 (5.88%) REST
2 1 (5.88%) Akka
2 1 (5.88%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Management Information System
1 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (23.53%) Data Protection Act
2 4 (23.53%) Freedom of Information Act
2 4 (23.53%) Freedom of Information
3 3 (17.65%) CESG
3 3 (17.65%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (5.88%) Credit Derivative
4 1 (5.88%) Derivative
4 1 (5.88%) Replication
4 1 (5.88%) Fixed Income
4 1 (5.88%) E-Learning
4 1 (5.88%) Equities
4 1 (5.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (5.88%) RMADS
4 1 (5.88%) Credit Risk
4 1 (5.88%) Market Risk
4 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Information Security
2 5 (29.41%) Information Assurance
3 4 (23.53%) Data Protection
3 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
4 3 (17.65%) Security Architecture
4 3 (17.65%) Line Management
5 2 (11.76%) SABSA
5 2 (11.76%) ISMS
5 2 (11.76%) Project Management
5 2 (11.76%) TOGAF
6 1 (5.88%) Content Management
6 1 (5.88%) Network Design
6 1 (5.88%) Data Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) TDD
6 1 (5.88%) Data Management
6 1 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (5.88%) Strategic Planning
6 1 (5.88%) E-Procurement
6 1 (5.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) VBA
2 1 (5.88%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) Degree
2 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
3 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
4 3 (17.65%) CISSP
5 2 (11.76%) ISACA
5 2 (11.76%) CITP
5 2 (11.76%) CISM
5 2 (11.76%) MBCS
6 1 (5.88%) MBA
6 1 (5.88%) ISEB
6 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.88%) Basel III
2 1 (5.88%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Apache Flume
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco
1 1 (5.88%) Adobe
1 1 (5.88%) Ariba
1 1 (5.88%) Actian