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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Postgraduate
Rank 415 428 397
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -31
Contract jobs citing Postgraduate 5 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.020% 0.024% 0.035%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.16% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £600 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.83% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £585 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £630 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £240 £318
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -24.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - £18.75
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
3788 3747 3737
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.47% 14.91% 14.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2488 2396 2228
Average daily rate £425 £413 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 87 140
Average hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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
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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 +26 1 £325 -45.83% 1
Brentford - - - -
Postgraduate
England

Postgraduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 5 (50.00%) Project Management
1 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (40.00%) Degree
2 4 (40.00%) NHS
3 3 (30.00%) Data Modelling
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) HTML
3 3 (30.00%) XML
3 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (30.00%) HTML5
4 2 (20.00%) Performance Management
4 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (20.00%) Service Management
4 2 (20.00%) Data Management
4 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Informatics
4 2 (20.00%) MS Access
4 2 (20.00%) MS Office
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (20.00%) .NET
4 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (20.00%) SAS
4 2 (20.00%) Benchmarking
4 2 (20.00%) C#

Postgraduate
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 (20.00%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (20.00%) MS Office
2 2 (20.00%) SPSS
3 1 (10.00%) Photoshop
3 1 (10.00%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) DHCP
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (20.00%) MS Access
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (10.00%) MySQL
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (10.00%) JUnit
1 1 (10.00%) Grunt
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
2 1 (10.00%) Advertising
2 1 (10.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Market Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Market Risk Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Manager
3 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (10.00%) J2EE Developer
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Risk Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Business Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Market Risk Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) NHS Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) HTML
1 3 (30.00%) XML
1 3 (30.00%) HTML5
2 2 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (10.00%) J2EE
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (10.00%) Web Services
3 1 (10.00%) WCF
3 1 (10.00%) jQuery
3 1 (10.00%) Spring
3 1 (10.00%) JSON
3 1 (10.00%) REST
3 1 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (40.00%) NHS
3 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (20.00%) Informatics
5 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
5 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (10.00%) Market Risk
5 1 (10.00%) Economics
5 1 (10.00%) Fixed Income
5 1 (10.00%) Grid Computing
5 1 (10.00%) CESG
5 1 (10.00%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (10.00%) RMADS
5 1 (10.00%) Social Media
5 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Android
1 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Project Management
2 3 (30.00%) Data Modelling
2 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Management
3 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (20.00%) Service Management
3 2 (20.00%) Data Management
3 2 (20.00%) Data Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (20.00%) Benchmarking
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (10.00%) UML
4 1 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (10.00%) Stress Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Time Management
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) PhD
2 1 (10.00%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (10.00%) Platform Symphony
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Google
2 1 (10.00%) VMware
2 1 (10.00%) Facebook