The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Rank 538 511 521
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +10
Contract jobs citing MBA 49 33 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.087% 0.069% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.45% 0.38% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 20 38
Average daily rate £500 £525 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £417 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £628 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 - £453
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10976 8669 10495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.50% 18.17% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 6208 4593 5416
Average daily rate £375 £363 £399
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 551 472 579
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%

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 18 April 2014.

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 30 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -71 48 £513 -2.38% 23
London -21 34 £525 - 16
City of London -5 16 £650 +30.00%
South East - 7 - - 4
Hampshire - 5 - - 2
Farnborough - 3 - - 1
West Midlands - 2 - -
South West - 2 £454 -
East of England - 1 - - 2
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 1
Guildford - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £528 -
Swindon - 1 £528 -
Watford - 1 - - 1
Berkshire - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £380 -
Cardiff - - - -
Chippenham - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Egham - - - -
Folkestone - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Addlestone - - - -
Barnsley - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bexhill-On-Sea - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1

MBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 35 (44.87%) Degree
2 34 (43.59%) Finance
3 24 (30.77%) Project Management
4 19 (24.36%) SQL
5 17 (21.79%) Analytics
6 15 (19.23%) Derivative
6 15 (19.23%) C++
7 13 (16.67%) Mathematics
8 12 (15.38%) Statistical Analysis
8 12 (15.38%) PhD
9 10 (12.82%) PRINCE2
10 9 (11.54%) Banking
11 8 (10.26%) Resource Management
11 8 (10.26%) Scrum
11 8 (10.26%) C#
11 8 (10.26%) Oracle
12 7 (8.97%) UNIX
12 7 (8.97%) Management Information System
12 7 (8.97%) Business Analysis
13 6 (7.69%) Marketing
13 6 (7.69%) Computer Science
13 6 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (7.69%) Investment Banking
13 6 (7.69%) Risk Management
13 6 (7.69%) RAD
13 6 (7.69%) SQL Server
13 6 (7.69%) Microsoft
14 5 (6.41%) CISSP
14 5 (6.41%) MS Excel
14 5 (6.41%) HTML

MBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 3 (3.85%) CMS
2 2 (2.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.28%) SAS
3 1 (1.28%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (6.41%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (3.85%) MS Project
4 2 (2.56%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.28%) MS Office
5 1 (1.28%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 1 (1.28%) SAP CRM
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.28%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle Assets
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.41%) Internet
2 1 (1.28%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.28%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.85%) OLTP
3 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.56%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.56%) QlikView
3 2 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.56%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.28%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.28%) Spotfire
4 1 (1.28%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.28%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 3 (3.85%) MSTest
1 3 (3.85%) Cucumber
1 3 (3.85%) SpecFlow
2 2 (2.56%) TeamCity
2 2 (2.56%) CruiseControl
2 2 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 34 (43.59%) Finance
2 9 (11.54%) Banking
3 6 (7.69%) Marketing
3 6 (7.69%) Investment Banking
4 5 (6.41%) Telecoms
4 5 (6.41%) Advertising
5 2 (2.56%) Retail
5 2 (2.56%) Military
6 1 (1.28%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.28%) Legal
6 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.28%) Billing
Job Titles
1 20 (25.64%) Analyst
2 12 (15.38%) Quantitative Analyst
2 12 (15.38%) Consultant
2 12 (15.38%) Project Manager
3 9 (11.54%) Developer
4 7 (8.97%) Business Analyst
5 4 (5.13%) Senior Consultant
6 3 (3.85%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (3.85%) Procurement Consultant
6 3 (3.85%) .NET Developer
6 3 (3.85%) C++ Developer
6 3 (3.85%) C# Developer
6 3 (3.85%) Implementation Consultant
6 3 (3.85%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
6 3 (3.85%) Banking Business Analyst
6 3 (3.85%) Technical Implementation Consultant
6 3 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (2.56%) Tools Developer
7 2 (2.56%) ScrumMaster
7 2 (2.56%) CLAS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.41%) HTML
1 5 (6.41%) WCF
1 5 (6.41%) RESTful
1 5 (6.41%) HTML5
2 3 (3.85%) ASP.NET
2 3 (3.85%) CSS
2 3 (3.85%) SOAP
2 3 (3.85%) STL
2 3 (3.85%) Web Services
2 3 (3.85%) .NET
2 3 (3.85%) Ajax
2 3 (3.85%) .NET Framework
2 3 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (3.85%) LINQ
2 3 (3.85%) jQuery
2 3 (3.85%) ELMAH
2 3 (3.85%) Castle Windsor
2 3 (3.85%) CSS3
2 3 (3.85%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 3 (3.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.23%) Derivative
2 13 (16.67%) Mathematics
3 7 (8.97%) Management Information System
4 6 (7.69%) Computer Science
5 4 (5.13%) Economics
6 3 (3.85%) EMV
6 3 (3.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (3.85%) Credit Risk
6 3 (3.85%) Visualisation
7 2 (2.56%) CESG
7 2 (2.56%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (2.56%) Credit Derivative
7 2 (2.56%) PMI
8 1 (1.28%) EPoS
8 1 (1.28%) Equities
8 1 (1.28%) Fixed Income
8 1 (1.28%) Life Science
8 1 (1.28%) DataPower
8 1 (1.28%) Data Extraction
8 1 (1.28%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.97%) UNIX
2 4 (5.13%) Windows
3 3 (3.85%) Linux
4 1 (1.28%) AIX
4 1 (1.28%) HPUX
4 1 (1.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (30.77%) Project Management
2 17 (21.79%) Analytics
3 12 (15.38%) Statistical Analysis
4 10 (12.82%) PRINCE2
5 8 (10.26%) Resource Management
5 8 (10.26%) Scrum
6 7 (8.97%) Business Analysis
7 6 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (7.69%) Risk Management
7 6 (7.69%) RAD
8 5 (6.41%) GAP Analysis
8 5 (6.41%) Validation
8 5 (6.41%) Migration
8 5 (6.41%) TDD
8 5 (6.41%) Direct Marketing
8 5 (6.41%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (5.13%) ITIL
9 4 (5.13%) UML
10 3 (3.85%) CRM
10 3 (3.85%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 19 (24.36%) SQL
2 15 (19.23%) C++
3 8 (10.26%) C#
4 3 (3.85%) T-SQL
4 3 (3.85%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.56%) Java
5 2 (2.56%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.28%) VBA
6 1 (1.28%) C
6 1 (1.28%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.28%) R
Qualifications
1 35 (44.87%) Degree
2 12 (15.38%) PhD
3 5 (6.41%) CISSP
3 5 (6.41%) CISA
3 5 (6.41%) Security Cleared
4 4 (5.13%) PMI Certification
5 3 (3.85%) PMP
5 3 (3.85%) CFA
5 3 (3.85%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.56%) CISM
6 2 (2.56%) ACCA
7 1 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.28%) Postgraduate
7 1 (1.28%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.28%) SLA
2 1 (1.28%) QA
2 1 (1.28%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (10.26%) Oracle
2 6 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.13%) IBM
4 3 (3.85%) HP
4 3 (3.85%) SAP
5 2 (2.56%) DataSynapse
5 2 (2.56%) Cognos
6 1 (1.28%) Juniper
6 1 (1.28%) CA
6 1 (1.28%) Hitachi
6 1 (1.28%) Lotus
6 1 (1.28%) Dell
6 1 (1.28%) EMC
6 1 (1.28%) Cisco
6 1 (1.28%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.28%) Sybase
6 1 (1.28%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.28%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.28%) Symantec
6 1 (1.28%) Remedy
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