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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Rank 570 533 512
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -21
Contract jobs citing MBA 43 44 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.084% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 0.49% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 36 36
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£475 £495 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.04% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £328 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £673 £675 £825
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £438 £500
% change year-on-year
-9.02% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
11667 8979 9939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.99% 17.12% 18.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6589 5120 5187
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 514 385 577
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.53 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -17.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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
England -32 31 £475 -4.04% 19
London -14 20 £485 -2.51% 14
South East -15 6 £396 +4.21% 2
City of London +15 5 £581 +8.13% 3
Surrey - 3 £396 -
South West -33 2 £400 - 1
Berkshire +11 1 £500 - 2
Middlesex - 1 £396 -
Somerset - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North East - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - - 1
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
County Londonderry - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Peterborough - - - - 1
Reading - - - - 2
Sheffield - - - -
Weybridge - - - -
Wirral - - - -
Barnsley - - - -

MBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 45 (56.25%) Degree
2 34 (42.50%) Finance
3 26 (32.50%) Banking
4 21 (26.25%) Project Management
5 14 (17.50%) Retail
6 13 (16.25%) CA
6 13 (16.25%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (15.00%) Microsoft
8 11 (13.75%) MS Office
8 11 (13.75%) Business Analysis
9 10 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (12.50%) Change Management
9 10 (12.50%) PRINCE2
10 9 (11.25%) SAP
10 9 (11.25%) MS Excel
11 8 (10.00%) PMI Certification
11 8 (10.00%) Telecoms
11 8 (10.00%) Retail Banking
11 8 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (8.75%) Marketing
13 6 (7.50%) Computer Science
13 6 (7.50%) Risk Management
13 6 (7.50%) Investment Banking
13 6 (7.50%) Six Sigma
14 5 (6.25%) PRINCE
14 5 (6.25%) PMP
14 5 (6.25%) CISSP
14 5 (6.25%) Data Modelling
14 5 (6.25%) CISA
14 5 (6.25%) Lean Six Sigma

MBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 4 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.25%) NetWeaver
2 1 (1.25%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (13.75%) MS Office
2 9 (11.25%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.00%) MS Project
4 3 (3.75%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (5.00%) Misys Midas
1 4 (5.00%) Misys Opics
1 4 (5.00%) SAP SRM
2 3 (3.75%) Loan IQ
3 2 (2.50%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (1.25%) SAP BPC
4 1 (1.25%) SAP CRM
4 1 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.25%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.75%) FTP
2 1 (1.25%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.25%) DMZ
2 1 (1.25%) Internet
2 1 (1.25%) Firewall
2 1 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.25%) Wireless
2 1 (1.25%) LAN
2 1 (1.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (2.50%) QlikView
2 2 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.50%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.25%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (1.25%) JIRA
General
1 34 (42.50%) Finance
2 26 (32.50%) Banking
3 14 (17.50%) Retail
4 8 (10.00%) Retail Banking
4 8 (10.00%) Telecoms
5 7 (8.75%) Marketing
6 6 (7.50%) Investment Banking
7 3 (3.75%) Wholesale Banking
7 3 (3.75%) Legal
7 3 (3.75%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.25%) Publishing
8 1 (1.25%) Military
8 1 (1.25%) Law
8 1 (1.25%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.25%) Front Office
8 1 (1.25%) French Language
8 1 (1.25%) German Language
Job Titles
1 20 (25.00%) Analyst
1 20 (25.00%) Consultant
2 15 (18.75%) Business Analyst
3 13 (16.25%) Functional Consultant
4 12 (15.00%) Project Manager
5 5 (6.25%) Senior Manager
6 4 (5.00%) Senior Business Analyst
6 4 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (5.00%) Senior Project Manager
7 3 (3.75%) Banking Business Analyst
7 3 (3.75%) Procurement Manager
7 3 (3.75%) Development Consultant
8 2 (2.50%) Testing Manager
8 2 (2.50%) Financial Analyst
8 2 (2.50%) Planning Manager
8 2 (2.50%) Payments Business Analyst
8 2 (2.50%) SAP Manager
8 2 (2.50%) PMO Analyst
8 2 (2.50%) SAP Project Manager
8 2 (2.50%) Programme Director
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.75%) CGI
2 2 (2.50%) Apache Flex
3 1 (1.25%) MDX
3 1 (1.25%) JSP
3 1 (1.25%) Web Services
3 1 (1.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.25%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.50%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.00%) PMI
3 4 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.75%) SWIFT
4 3 (3.75%) Market Risk
5 2 (2.50%) FMCG
5 2 (2.50%) CESG
5 2 (2.50%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (1.25%) Economics
6 1 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.25%) EMV
6 1 (1.25%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.25%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.25%) DataPower
6 1 (1.25%) RMADS
6 1 (1.25%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.25%) UNIX
1 1 (1.25%) Windows
1 1 (1.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (26.25%) Project Management
2 11 (13.75%) Business Analysis
3 10 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 10 (12.50%) Change Management
3 10 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (7.50%) Six Sigma
5 6 (7.50%) Risk Management
6 5 (6.25%) Data Modelling
6 5 (6.25%) PRINCE
6 5 (6.25%) Lean Six Sigma
7 4 (5.00%) Business Development
7 4 (5.00%) B2B
7 4 (5.00%) ITIL
7 4 (5.00%) ERP
7 4 (5.00%) Information Security
7 4 (5.00%) Quantitative Risk Management
7 4 (5.00%) Procure-to-pay
8 3 (3.75%) Programme Management
8 3 (3.75%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.50%) C
1 2 (2.50%) Java
1 2 (2.50%) SQL
2 1 (1.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 45 (56.25%) Degree
2 8 (10.00%) PMI Certification
3 5 (6.25%) CISA
3 5 (6.25%) CISSP
3 5 (6.25%) PMP
3 5 (6.25%) CBAP
4 4 (5.00%) IIBA
4 4 (5.00%) CFA
4 4 (5.00%) CISM
5 3 (3.75%) MCT
5 3 (3.75%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.50%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (2.50%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (1.25%) PhD
7 1 (1.25%) ISEB
7 1 (1.25%) CIMA
7 1 (1.25%) ACCA
7 1 (1.25%) CAPM
7 1 (1.25%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.50%) COBIT
2 2 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (1.25%) QA
3 1 (1.25%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.25%) Basel III
Systems Management
1 1 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (16.25%) CA
2 12 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (11.25%) SAP
4 4 (5.00%) Business Objects
4 4 (5.00%) Ariba
5 3 (3.75%) Misys
5 3 (3.75%) Remedy
5 3 (3.75%) IBM
6 2 (2.50%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.50%) BMC
6 2 (2.50%) Cognos
7 1 (1.25%) Progress
7 1 (1.25%) Oracle
7 1 (1.25%) Huawei
7 1 (1.25%) Fundtech
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