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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Postgraduate
Rank 388 404 394
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -10
Contract jobs citing Postgraduate 18 5 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.078% 0.022% 0.089%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.51% 0.14% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 9
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£388 £284 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.68% -56.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £375 £260
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +44.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £22.50
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
3523 3702 3452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.31% 15.93% 14.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2269 2446 2100
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 112 130
Average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.38 £15.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £38.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.09%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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
City of London -3 2 - - 3
Feltham - 1 £513 -
Postgraduate
England

Postgraduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 26 (100.00%) Degree
2 12 (46.15%) Finance
2 12 (46.15%) Telecoms
3 10 (38.46%) Banking
3 10 (38.46%) MBA
4 9 (34.62%) Retail
4 9 (34.62%) Six Sigma
4 9 (34.62%) Retail Banking
4 9 (34.62%) Business Development
4 9 (34.62%) Lean Six Sigma
4 9 (34.62%) Data Analytics
4 9 (34.62%) Analytics
4 9 (34.62%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (26.92%) Pharmaceutical
5 7 (26.92%) Automotive
6 6 (23.08%) Legal
7 4 (15.38%) Information Security
7 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (11.54%) R
8 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
8 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
8 3 (11.54%) Information Assurance
8 3 (11.54%) Resource Management
8 3 (11.54%) Project Management
8 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
9 2 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (7.69%) C#
9 2 (7.69%) .NET

Postgraduate
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) VPN
1 2 (7.69%) Firewall
1 2 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (7.69%) VLAN
1 2 (7.69%) Reverse Proxy
1 2 (7.69%) Network Security
2 1 (3.85%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
General
1 12 (46.15%) Telecoms
1 12 (46.15%) Finance
2 10 (38.46%) Banking
3 9 (34.62%) Retail
3 9 (34.62%) Retail Banking
4 7 (26.92%) Pharmaceutical
4 7 (26.92%) Automotive
5 6 (23.08%) Legal
6 2 (7.69%) Local Government
7 1 (3.85%) Wholesale Banking
7 1 (3.85%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Senior Manager
2 5 (19.23%) Architect
3 3 (11.54%) Information Assurance Specialist
3 3 (11.54%) Information Specialist
3 3 (11.54%) Compliance Specialist
3 3 (11.54%) Commercial Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Systems Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Network Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Commercial Manager
5 1 (3.85%) CLAS Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Designer
5 1 (3.85%) Sourcing Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Instructional Designer
5 1 (3.85%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Security Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Business Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.85%) XML
2 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.85%) WCF
2 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (3.85%) HTML5
2 1 (3.85%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.69%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (7.69%) Freedom of Information Act
3 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.69%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (3.85%) Economics
4 1 (3.85%) Derivative
4 1 (3.85%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.85%) RMADS
4 1 (3.85%) User Experience
4 1 (3.85%) Fixed Income
4 1 (3.85%) Grid Computing
4 1 (3.85%) E-Learning
4 1 (3.85%) CESG
4 1 (3.85%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Six Sigma
1 9 (34.62%) Business Development
1 9 (34.62%) Lean Six Sigma
1 9 (34.62%) Continuous Improvement
1 9 (34.62%) Data Analytics
1 9 (34.62%) Analytics
2 4 (15.38%) Information Security
2 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (11.54%) Project Management
3 3 (11.54%) Resource Management
3 3 (11.54%) Information Assurance
4 2 (7.69%) Predictive Analytics
4 2 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (7.69%) Performance Improvement
4 2 (7.69%) ISMS
4 2 (7.69%) Data Protection
4 2 (7.69%) Load Balancing
4 2 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (7.69%) Data Security
4 2 (7.69%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) R
2 2 (7.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 26 (100.00%) Degree
2 10 (38.46%) MBA
3 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.85%) CFA
5 1 (3.85%) CCIE
5 1 (3.85%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Platform Symphony
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) Cisco
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) Adobe
2 1 (3.85%) Ariba
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle