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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Rank 571 540 513
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -27
Contract jobs citing MBA 35 39 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.074% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.33% 0.42% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 27 33
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£444 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.57% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £240 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £620 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £438 £350
% change year-on-year
-38.28% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £21.87 -
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
10658 9240 10108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.84% 17.53% 17.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 6062 5067 5208
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 448 479 624
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 20 £444 -6.57% 27
London +4 11 £475 - 23
South East -18 3 £225 -55.00% 2
East Midlands +1 2 - -
City of London +8 1 £438 +42.27% 5
Northamptonshire -2 1 - -
Surrey -3 1 - - 1
Wiltshire -16 1 £365 -
South West -36 1 £365 -
East of England - 1 £270 -
East Sussex - 1 £225 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £270 -
Lancashire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Essex - - - -
Somerset - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Barnsley - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bexhill-On-Sea - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Liverpool - - - -
County Londonderry - - - -
Manchester - - - -

MBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 47 (52.22%) Degree
2 42 (46.67%) Finance
3 28 (31.11%) Project Management
4 22 (24.44%) Banking
5 14 (15.56%) PRINCE2
6 13 (14.44%) CA
7 12 (13.33%) Risk Management
7 12 (13.33%) Business Analysis
8 11 (12.22%) Retail
9 10 (11.11%) SQL
10 9 (10.00%) Microsoft
10 9 (10.00%) CISSP
10 9 (10.00%) PMI Certification
10 9 (10.00%) CISA
10 9 (10.00%) Investment Banking
10 9 (10.00%) Analytics
11 8 (8.89%) Resource Management
11 8 (8.89%) Retail Banking
12 7 (7.78%) Computer Science
12 7 (7.78%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (7.78%) Security Cleared
12 7 (7.78%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (7.78%) Scrum
12 7 (7.78%) C#
13 6 (6.67%) SAP
13 6 (6.67%) RAD
13 6 (6.67%) PMP
13 6 (6.67%) PhD
13 6 (6.67%) Validation
13 6 (6.67%) Telecoms

MBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (4.44%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.33%) CMS
3 1 (1.11%) Confluence
3 1 (1.11%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 5 (5.56%) MS Project
2 4 (4.44%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.33%) MS Office
3 3 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.44%) Misys Midas
1 4 (4.44%) Misys Opics
2 2 (2.22%) Loan IQ
3 1 (1.11%) SAP CRM
3 1 (1.11%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.11%) SAP BPC
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.33%) Internet
2 1 (1.11%) Firewall
2 1 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.11%) Wireless
2 1 (1.11%) LAN
2 1 (1.11%) WAN
2 1 (1.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.22%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.22%) QlikView
2 2 (2.22%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.11%) Big Data
3 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (3.33%) MSTest
1 3 (3.33%) Cucumber
1 3 (3.33%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.11%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.11%) CruiseControl
2 1 (1.11%) JIRA
2 1 (1.11%) TeamCity
General
1 42 (46.67%) Finance
2 22 (24.44%) Banking
3 11 (12.22%) Retail
4 9 (10.00%) Investment Banking
5 8 (8.89%) Retail Banking
6 6 (6.67%) Marketing
6 6 (6.67%) Telecoms
7 3 (3.33%) Military
8 2 (2.22%) Wholesale Banking
9 1 (1.11%) Front Office
9 1 (1.11%) Legal
9 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
9 1 (1.11%) French Language
9 1 (1.11%) German Language
Job Titles
1 21 (23.33%) Consultant
2 18 (20.00%) Analyst
3 14 (15.56%) Project Manager
4 12 (13.33%) Functional Consultant
5 11 (12.22%) Business Analyst
6 5 (5.56%) Quantitative Analyst
6 5 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (4.44%) Developer
8 3 (3.33%) Architect
8 3 (3.33%) Commercial Manager
8 3 (3.33%) Senior Manager
8 3 (3.33%) Technical Consultant
8 3 (3.33%) Senior Business Analyst
8 3 (3.33%) Implementation Consultant
8 3 (3.33%) Procurement Manager
8 3 (3.33%) .NET Developer
8 3 (3.33%) C# Developer
8 3 (3.33%) Banking Business Analyst
8 3 (3.33%) CLAS Consultant
8 3 (3.33%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.44%) HTML
1 4 (4.44%) Web Services
1 4 (4.44%) WCF
1 4 (4.44%) RESTful
1 4 (4.44%) HTML5
2 3 (3.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 3 (3.33%) Castle Windsor
2 3 (3.33%) CSS3
2 3 (3.33%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 3 (3.33%) ELMAH
2 3 (3.33%) Gherkin
2 3 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 3 (3.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 3 (3.33%) Durandal
2 3 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (3.33%) LINQ
2 3 (3.33%) jQuery
2 3 (3.33%) Ajax
2 3 (3.33%) .NET Framework
2 3 (3.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.78%) Computer Science
2 6 (6.67%) Economics
2 6 (6.67%) Derivative
2 6 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.56%) PMI
3 5 (5.56%) Mathematics
4 4 (4.44%) CESG
4 4 (4.44%) CESG CLAS
5 3 (3.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (3.33%) EMV
5 3 (3.33%) Credit Risk
5 3 (3.33%) Market Risk
6 2 (2.22%) DataPower
6 2 (2.22%) SWIFT
6 2 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.11%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.11%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.11%) RMADS
7 1 (1.11%) Data Extraction
7 1 (1.11%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.44%) UNIX
1 4 (4.44%) Windows
2 3 (3.33%) Linux
3 1 (1.11%) AIX
3 1 (1.11%) HPUX
3 1 (1.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (31.11%) Project Management
2 14 (15.56%) PRINCE2
3 12 (13.33%) Risk Management
3 12 (13.33%) Business Analysis
4 9 (10.00%) Analytics
5 8 (8.89%) Resource Management
6 7 (7.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (7.78%) Scrum
6 7 (7.78%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (6.67%) Information Security
7 6 (6.67%) Validation
7 6 (6.67%) GAP Analysis
7 6 (6.67%) RAD
7 6 (6.67%) PRINCE
8 5 (5.56%) Six Sigma
8 5 (5.56%) ERP
8 5 (5.56%) Security Management
8 5 (5.56%) Change Management
8 5 (5.56%) Business Development
8 5 (5.56%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.11%) SQL
2 7 (7.78%) C#
3 5 (5.56%) C++
4 3 (3.33%) T-SQL
4 3 (3.33%) C
5 2 (2.22%) R
5 2 (2.22%) VBA
5 2 (2.22%) Java
6 1 (1.11%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.11%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 47 (52.22%) Degree
2 9 (10.00%) CISA
2 9 (10.00%) CISSP
2 9 (10.00%) PMI Certification
3 7 (7.78%) Security Cleared
4 6 (6.67%) CISM
4 6 (6.67%) PMP
4 6 (6.67%) PhD
5 4 (4.44%) SC Cleared
5 4 (4.44%) CBAP
6 3 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (3.33%) ACCA
6 3 (3.33%) IIBA
7 2 (2.22%) CIMA
7 2 (2.22%) CFA
8 1 (1.11%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (1.11%) Postgraduate
8 1 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.11%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.22%) COBIT
2 2 (2.22%) QA
2 2 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 2 (2.22%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (1.11%) SLA
3 1 (1.11%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.11%) Basel III
System Software
1 1 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (14.44%) CA
2 9 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.67%) SAP
4 5 (5.56%) IBM
5 4 (4.44%) Oracle
6 2 (2.22%) Cognos
6 2 (2.22%) Misys
7 1 (1.11%) HP
7 1 (1.11%) Dell
7 1 (1.11%) EMC
7 1 (1.11%) Juniper
7 1 (1.11%) Progress
7 1 (1.11%) Cisco
7 1 (1.11%) Sybase
7 1 (1.11%) Hitachi
7 1 (1.11%) Symantec
7 1 (1.11%) Remedy
7 1 (1.11%) VMware
7 1 (1.11%) Huawei
7 1 (1.11%) DataSynapse
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