The table below looks at the statistics for MBA in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MBA over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Rank 585 577 553
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -24
Contract jobs citing MBA 41 35 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.068% 0.070%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.38% 0.33% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 23 20
Average daily rate £450 £396 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -9.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £354 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £615 £653
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £396 £363
% change year-on-year
+26.26% +9.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £27.00

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

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10906 10502 9640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.20% 20.28% 19.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6716 6074 5197
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 489 490 442
Average hourly rate £38.25 £20.00 £18.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.25% +7.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £46.50 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

MBA
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MBA within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MBA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MBA
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MBA within the UK.

MBA Daily Rate Trend in the UK

MBA
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MBA within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

MBA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

MBA
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MBA within the UK.

MBA Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

MBA
Top 29 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MBA within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England +4 40 £450 +13.63% 23
London +3 13 £435 -13.00% 11
Cheshire +4 11 £461 +2.50%
North West -9 11 £461 +2.50%
South East +11 5 £398 +0.37% 4
Warrington - 5 £450 -
Yorkshire - 4 £613 - 4
Leeds - 4 £613 - 4
West Yorkshire - 4 £613 - 4
West Midlands - 3 £600 - 3
East of England - 3 £369 -
Knutsford - 3 - -
Surrey -14 2 - - 1
Watford - 2 £413 -
Macclesfield - 2 £538 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £413 -
City of London +33 1 - -
Berkshire +8 1 - - 1
Reading -4 1 - - 1
Middlesex -5 1 £375 -5.30%
West Sussex - 1 £420 -
Bristol - 1 £500 -
Birmingham - 1 £625 - 1
Solihull - 1 - - 1
South West - 1 £500 - 1
Feltham - 1 - -
Norwich - 1 £325 -
Crawley - 1 £420 -
Norfolk - 1 £325 -

MBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MBA 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 MBA.

1 54 (66.67%) Degree
2 34 (41.98%) Finance
3 25 (30.86%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (28.40%) MS Excel
5 18 (22.22%) Project Management
6 17 (20.99%) SAP
6 17 (20.99%) Microsoft
7 16 (19.75%) MS Office
8 15 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (16.05%) Banking
9 13 (16.05%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (14.81%) ITIL
11 11 (13.58%) CRM
11 11 (13.58%) Change Management
11 11 (13.58%) TOGAF
12 10 (12.35%) Data Management
12 10 (12.35%) Telecoms
13 9 (11.11%) PRINCE2
13 9 (11.11%) Supplier Management
13 9 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
13 9 (11.11%) Presales
14 8 (9.88%) Coaching
14 8 (9.88%) Marketing
14 8 (9.88%) Social Media
14 8 (9.88%) Oracle
14 8 (9.88%) Management Information System
14 8 (9.88%) Risk Management
15 7 (8.64%) MS Access
15 7 (8.64%) BusinessObjects
15 7 (8.64%) PMI Certification

MBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MBA 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 MBA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.47%) Apache
Applications
1 23 (28.40%) MS Excel
2 16 (19.75%) MS Office
3 6 (7.41%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.47%) MS Project
5 1 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (8.64%) SAP SRM
2 5 (6.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (6.17%) Radian6
3 4 (4.94%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (2.47%) Maximo
4 2 (2.47%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (2.47%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (2.47%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (2.47%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (2.47%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 2 (2.47%) RMDS
4 2 (2.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (1.23%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 1 (1.23%) SAP ERP
5 1 (1.23%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.17%) Office 365
2 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.70%) IaaS
4 2 (2.47%) Boomi
4 2 (2.47%) Force.com
4 2 (2.47%) PaaS
4 2 (2.47%) SaaS
5 1 (1.23%) AdWords
5 1 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.23%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.41%) CTI
2 4 (4.94%) LAN
3 3 (3.70%) Firewall
3 3 (3.70%) FTP
3 3 (3.70%) Internet
3 3 (3.70%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.70%) Wireless
4 2 (2.47%) FCAPS
4 2 (2.47%) HTTP
4 2 (2.47%) HTTPS
4 2 (2.47%) Intranet
4 2 (2.47%) LDAP
4 2 (2.47%) SAN
4 2 (2.47%) SSH
4 2 (2.47%) SSL
4 2 (2.47%) Unified Communications
4 2 (2.47%) VoIP
4 2 (2.47%) VPN
4 2 (2.47%) WAN
4 2 (2.47%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.64%) BusinessObjects
1 7 (8.64%) MS Access
2 4 (4.94%) Big Data
2 4 (4.94%) Relational Database
2 4 (4.94%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.47%) MySQL
4 2 (2.47%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.23%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.23%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 34 (41.98%) Finance
2 13 (16.05%) Banking
3 10 (12.35%) Telecoms
4 8 (9.88%) Marketing
5 6 (7.41%) Legal
5 6 (7.41%) Retail
6 4 (4.94%) Investment Banking
6 4 (4.94%) Retail Banking
7 3 (3.70%) Corporate Banking
7 3 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (2.47%) Back Office
8 2 (2.47%) Front Office
9 1 (1.23%) Law
9 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
9 1 (1.23%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 16 (19.75%) Architect
2 9 (11.11%) Consultant
3 7 (8.64%) Analyst
3 7 (8.64%) Enterprise Architect
4 6 (7.41%) Avaya Specialist
4 6 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (4.94%) Delivery Manager
5 4 (4.94%) Procurement Specialist
5 4 (4.94%) Project Manager
6 3 (3.70%) Business Analyst
6 3 (3.70%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 3 (3.70%) Developer
6 3 (3.70%) IT Manager
6 3 (3.70%) Procurement Manager
6 3 (3.70%) Senior Architect
6 3 (3.70%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 3 (3.70%) Service Manager
7 2 (2.47%) Big Data Analyst
7 2 (2.47%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
7 2 (2.47%) Salesforce.com Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.70%) CSS
1 3 (3.70%) HTML
1 3 (3.70%) Web Services
2 1 (1.23%) .NET
2 1 (1.23%) Ajax
2 1 (1.23%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (30.86%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.88%) Management Information System
2 8 (9.88%) Social Media
3 5 (6.17%) IVR
4 4 (4.94%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.94%) NHS
4 4 (4.94%) Smart Meter
5 3 (3.70%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.70%) PMI
5 3 (3.70%) Visualisation
6 2 (2.47%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.47%) Derivative
6 2 (2.47%) Equities
6 2 (2.47%) Equity Derivative
6 2 (2.47%) Fixed Income
6 2 (2.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (2.47%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (2.47%) Taxonomies
7 1 (1.23%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.17%) Linux
2 4 (4.94%) Windows
3 2 (2.47%) HPUX
3 2 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.47%) Solaris
3 2 (2.47%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (22.22%) Project Management
2 15 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (16.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (14.81%) ITIL
5 11 (13.58%) Change Management
5 11 (13.58%) CRM
5 11 (13.58%) TOGAF
6 10 (12.35%) Data Management
7 9 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
7 9 (11.11%) Presales
7 9 (11.11%) PRINCE2
7 9 (11.11%) Supplier Management
8 8 (9.88%) Coaching
8 8 (9.88%) Risk Management
9 7 (8.64%) Process Improvement
9 7 (8.64%) Procure-to-pay
10 6 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (7.41%) Waterfall
11 5 (6.17%) Data Modelling
11 5 (6.17%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.94%) Java
1 4 (4.94%) SQL
2 3 (3.70%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.47%) C#
3 2 (2.47%) MATLAB
3 2 (2.47%) R
3 2 (2.47%) VBA
4 1 (1.23%) C
4 1 (1.23%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 54 (66.67%) Degree
2 7 (8.64%) PMI Certification
3 4 (4.94%) CFA
3 4 (4.94%) PMP
3 4 (4.94%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.70%) CIPD
4 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.47%) PhD
5 2 (2.47%) Postgraduate
6 1 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.23%) CIMA
6 1 (1.23%) MCT
6 1 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.94%) SLA
2 2 (2.47%) PMBOK
System Software
1 2 (2.47%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.23%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 17 (20.99%) Microsoft
1 17 (20.99%) SAP
2 8 (9.88%) Oracle
3 7 (8.64%) Ariba
4 6 (7.41%) Avaya
4 6 (7.41%) EMC
5 4 (4.94%) CA
5 4 (4.94%) Cisco
6 2 (2.47%) Bloomberg
6 2 (2.47%) Dell
6 2 (2.47%) Genesys
6 2 (2.47%) HP
6 2 (2.47%) Mitel
6 2 (2.47%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.47%) Remedy
6 2 (2.47%) Reuters
6 2 (2.47%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.47%) Sun
6 2 (2.47%) TIBCO
6 2 (2.47%) VMware
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