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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Rank 598 576 550
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -26
Contract jobs citing MBA 35 34 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.061% 0.071%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.32% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 27
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£500 £463 £495
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -6.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £266 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £813 £575 £670
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £318 £450
% change year-on-year
+37.79% -29.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.52 - -
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
11059 10517 9039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.92% 18.83% 17.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6665 5953 4982
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 529 450 469
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -0.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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 4 September 2015.

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 24 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 4 September 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
England +7 30 £500 +8.10% 35
London +11 14 £600 +26.31% 19
South East -19 8 £450 +100.00% 5
Berkshire - 6 - - 3
Newbury - 4 - -
Surrey 0 2 £450 -
Yorkshire - 2 £613 -
Leeds - 2 £613 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £613 -
City of London - 2 £900 - 2
East Midlands -9 1 £450 -
North East - 1 £425 -
North West - 1 £425 - 2
West Midlands - 1 £400 - 2
Bromley - 1 £600 -
Warwickshire - 1 £400 -
Leicestershire - 1 £450 -
Durham - 1 £425 -
Manchester - 1 £425 - 1
Leicester - 1 £450 -
Guildford - 1 - -
Rugby - 1 £400 -
Edinburgh - 1 £250 -
Scotland - 1 £250 - 1

MBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 49 (63.64%) Degree
2 31 (40.26%) Finance
3 23 (29.87%) Telecoms
4 21 (27.27%) Banking
5 16 (20.78%) Analytics
5 16 (20.78%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (19.48%) Project Management
7 14 (18.18%) Six Sigma
8 12 (15.58%) MS Excel
8 12 (15.58%) Continuous Improvement
8 12 (15.58%) Retail
9 11 (14.29%) Lean Six Sigma
9 11 (14.29%) Business Development
10 10 (12.99%) Microsoft
10 10 (12.99%) CA
11 9 (11.69%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (11.69%) Postgraduate
11 9 (11.69%) SharePoint
11 9 (11.69%) MS Office
11 9 (11.69%) Retail Banking
11 9 (11.69%) Data Analytics
12 8 (10.39%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (9.09%) Change Management
13 7 (9.09%) ACCA
13 7 (9.09%) Automotive
13 7 (9.09%) SAP
13 7 (9.09%) ITIL
13 7 (9.09%) PRINCE2
13 7 (9.09%) CRM
13 7 (9.09%) Business Transformation

MBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 9 (11.69%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.60%) Apache
3 1 (1.30%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 12 (15.58%) MS Excel
2 9 (11.69%) MS Office
3 4 (5.19%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.90%) MS Project
5 1 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (5.19%) SAP SRM
2 2 (2.60%) SAP FI
2 2 (2.60%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (2.60%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.30%) Loan IQ
3 1 (1.30%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.30%) SAP BPC
3 1 (1.30%) ACBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (3.90%) SaaS
1 3 (3.90%) Office 365
2 2 (2.60%) IaaS
2 2 (2.60%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.49%) LAN
1 5 (6.49%) Firewall
2 4 (5.19%) FTP
2 4 (5.19%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.19%) Internet
3 3 (3.90%) WAN
4 2 (2.60%) Unified Communications
4 2 (2.60%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (2.60%) VPN
4 2 (2.60%) HTTPS
4 2 (2.60%) SSL
4 2 (2.60%) VoIP
4 2 (2.60%) WLAN
4 2 (2.60%) LDAP
4 2 (2.60%) GSM
4 2 (2.60%) HTTP
4 2 (2.60%) SAN
4 2 (2.60%) Intranet
4 2 (2.60%) Wireless
4 2 (2.60%) FCAPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.19%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (2.60%) Big Data
2 2 (2.60%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.60%) MySQL
2 2 (2.60%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.30%) DB2
3 1 (1.30%) MS Access
3 1 (1.30%) Hadoop
General
1 31 (40.26%) Finance
2 23 (29.87%) Telecoms
3 21 (27.27%) Banking
4 12 (15.58%) Retail
5 9 (11.69%) Retail Banking
6 8 (10.39%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (9.09%) Automotive
7 7 (9.09%) Marketing
8 6 (7.79%) Law
9 4 (5.19%) Legal
10 2 (2.60%) German Language
10 2 (2.60%) Investment Banking
11 1 (1.30%) Wholesale Banking
11 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
11 1 (1.30%) Front Office
11 1 (1.30%) Billing
Job Titles
1 9 (11.69%) Architect
1 9 (11.69%) Analyst
1 9 (11.69%) Senior Manager
1 9 (11.69%) Business Manager
2 6 (7.79%) Enterprise Architect
3 5 (6.49%) Account Manager
3 5 (6.49%) Project Manager
4 4 (5.19%) Business Intelligence Manager
5 3 (3.90%) Technical Manager
5 3 (3.90%) Consultant
5 3 (3.90%) Commercial Manager
5 3 (3.90%) Service Manager
6 2 (2.60%) Procurement Manager
6 2 (2.60%) Deployment Manager
6 2 (2.60%) Technical Project Manager
6 2 (2.60%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (2.60%) Business Analyst
6 2 (2.60%) Implementation Manager
6 2 (2.60%) Business Consultant
6 2 (2.60%) Contracts Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.60%) Web Services
2 1 (1.30%) CGI
2 1 (1.30%) MDX
2 1 (1.30%) Velocity
2 1 (1.30%) HTML5
2 1 (1.30%) HTML
2 1 (1.30%) .NET
2 1 (1.30%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.78%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.79%) Management Information System
2 6 (7.79%) PMI
3 5 (6.49%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.90%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.60%) Visualisation
5 2 (2.60%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (2.60%) NHS
6 1 (1.30%) RMADS
6 1 (1.30%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.30%) CESG
6 1 (1.30%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (1.30%) Economics
6 1 (1.30%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.49%) Linux
2 4 (5.19%) Windows
3 3 (3.90%) UNIX
4 2 (2.60%) HPUX
4 2 (2.60%) Solaris
4 2 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.78%) Analytics
2 15 (19.48%) Project Management
3 14 (18.18%) Six Sigma
4 12 (15.58%) Continuous Improvement
5 11 (14.29%) Business Development
5 11 (14.29%) Lean Six Sigma
6 9 (11.69%) Data Analytics
6 9 (11.69%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (9.09%) ITIL
7 7 (9.09%) PRINCE2
7 7 (9.09%) CRM
7 7 (9.09%) Change Management
7 7 (9.09%) Business Transformation
8 6 (7.79%) TOGAF
9 5 (6.49%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (6.49%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (5.19%) Performance Management
10 4 (5.19%) Risk Management
10 4 (5.19%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (5.19%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.19%) SQL
2 3 (3.90%) R
3 2 (2.60%) C
4 1 (1.30%) Java
4 1 (1.30%) VB
4 1 (1.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 49 (63.64%) Degree
2 9 (11.69%) Postgraduate
3 7 (9.09%) ACCA
4 6 (7.79%) CIMA
4 6 (7.79%) PMI Certification
5 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.60%) MCT
6 2 (2.60%) CFA
6 2 (2.60%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.30%) IIBA
7 1 (1.30%) CBAP
7 1 (1.30%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
7 1 (1.30%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.30%) PhD
7 1 (1.30%) CISSP
7 1 (1.30%) CISA
7 1 (1.30%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.30%) QA
1 1 (1.30%) JSP 440
System Software
1 2 (2.60%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 10 (12.99%) Microsoft
1 10 (12.99%) CA
2 7 (9.09%) SAP
3 5 (6.49%) Oracle
4 4 (5.19%) Ariba
4 4 (5.19%) Remedy
5 3 (3.90%) HP
6 2 (2.60%) Nortel
6 2 (2.60%) Cisco
6 2 (2.60%) Sun
6 2 (2.60%) Mitel
6 2 (2.60%) Huawei
6 2 (2.60%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 2 (2.60%) VMware
6 2 (2.60%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.30%) Amdocs
7 1 (1.30%) Tableau
7 1 (1.30%) NEC
7 1 (1.30%) Siemens
7 1 (1.30%) Misys
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