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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Rank 539 528 497
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -31
Contract jobs citing MBA 38 30 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.075% 0.062% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 0.33% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 26
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£396 £523 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.28% -0.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £205 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £708 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £205 £342
% change year-on-year
+93.17% -40.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
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
10260 9121 8068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.19% 18.73% 17.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5965 4949 4256
Average daily rate £396 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 472 427 562
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.70 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.27% -18.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £40.00 £44.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.91%

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 27 January 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 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 27 January 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 -14 37 £398 -23.90% 9
London -7 19 £500 -6.97% 6
South East -20 11 £396 +93.17%
Surrey - 8 £396 -
City of London +17 4 £750 +15.38% 1
North West - 3 £450 -
Berkshire -7 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £450 -
Reading - 1 - -
Slough - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Weybridge - - - -
Wigan - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Peterborough - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Camberley - - - -
Chester - - - -
Chippenham - - - -
Gatwick - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Lichfield - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -

MBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 55 (67.90%) Degree
2 26 (32.10%) Finance
3 24 (29.63%) Banking
4 21 (25.93%) Microsoft
4 21 (25.93%) MS Office
5 20 (24.69%) MS Excel
6 18 (22.22%) SAP
6 18 (22.22%) Project Management
6 18 (22.22%) Change Management
7 16 (19.75%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (16.05%) BusinessObjects
8 13 (16.05%) Ariba
8 13 (16.05%) Business Objects
8 13 (16.05%) Retail
8 13 (16.05%) Procure-to-pay
8 13 (16.05%) SAP SRM
9 10 (12.35%) Business Analysis
9 10 (12.35%) CA
10 9 (11.11%) Telecoms
11 8 (9.88%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (8.64%) CFA
12 7 (8.64%) ITIL
12 7 (8.64%) Computer Science
12 7 (8.64%) Quantitative Risk Management
13 6 (7.41%) Business Development
13 6 (7.41%) MCT
13 6 (7.41%) Retail Banking
13 6 (7.41%) Management Information System
13 6 (7.41%) Risk Management
14 5 (6.17%) Stakeholder Management

MBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 1 (1.23%) NetWeaver
1 1 (1.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 21 (25.93%) MS Office
2 20 (24.69%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.70%) MS Project
4 2 (2.47%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (16.05%) SAP SRM
2 3 (3.70%) Misys Midas
2 3 (3.70%) Misys Opics
3 2 (2.47%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (2.47%) SAP FI
3 2 (2.47%) Loan IQ
3 2 (2.47%) SAP CO
3 2 (2.47%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.23%) SAP BPC
4 1 (1.23%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.17%) FTP
2 2 (2.47%) Wireless
3 1 (1.23%) DMZ
3 1 (1.23%) LAN
3 1 (1.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.05%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.70%) QlikView
3 1 (1.23%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.23%) Big Data
3 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
General
1 26 (32.10%) Finance
2 24 (29.63%) Banking
3 13 (16.05%) Retail
4 9 (11.11%) Telecoms
5 6 (7.41%) Retail Banking
6 5 (6.17%) Legal
6 5 (6.17%) Investment Banking
6 5 (6.17%) Marketing
7 2 (2.47%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (2.47%) Wholesale Banking
7 2 (2.47%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.23%) Publishing
8 1 (1.23%) Law
8 1 (1.23%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.23%) French Language
8 1 (1.23%) German Language
Job Titles
1 27 (33.33%) Analyst
2 21 (25.93%) Consultant
3 14 (17.28%) Business Analyst
4 10 (12.35%) Functional Consultant
5 7 (8.64%) Project Manager
6 6 (7.41%) Senior Manager
7 3 (3.70%) Senior Project Manager
8 2 (2.47%) Solutions Consultant
8 2 (2.47%) Head of Service Management
8 2 (2.47%) Managed Services Consultant
8 2 (2.47%) Senior Business Analyst
8 2 (2.47%) Process Analyst
8 2 (2.47%) Financial Analyst
8 2 (2.47%) Banking Business Analyst
8 2 (2.47%) Data Analyst
8 2 (2.47%) SAP Consultant
8 2 (2.47%) Business Consultant
8 2 (2.47%) Sales Consultant
8 2 (2.47%) Procurement Manager
8 2 (2.47%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.47%) CGI
2 1 (1.23%) HTML
2 1 (1.23%) CSS
2 1 (1.23%) SOAP
2 1 (1.23%) Web Services
2 1 (1.23%) XML
2 1 (1.23%) DOM
2 1 (1.23%) MDX
2 1 (1.23%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.75%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.64%) Computer Science
3 6 (7.41%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.70%) Data Integration
4 3 (3.70%) Market Risk
5 2 (2.47%) Life Science
5 2 (2.47%) SWIFT
5 2 (2.47%) User Experience
6 1 (1.23%) PMI
6 1 (1.23%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (22.22%) Project Management
1 18 (22.22%) Change Management
2 13 (16.05%) Procure-to-pay
3 10 (12.35%) Business Analysis
4 8 (9.88%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (8.64%) ITIL
5 7 (8.64%) Quantitative Risk Management
6 6 (7.41%) Business Development
6 6 (7.41%) Risk Management
7 5 (6.17%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (6.17%) Data Modelling
8 4 (4.94%) Data Governance
8 4 (4.94%) PRINCE2
8 4 (4.94%) Service Management
8 4 (4.94%) Data Management
8 4 (4.94%) Data Analysis
8 4 (4.94%) Validation
8 4 (4.94%) Scrum
9 3 (3.70%) Information Security
9 3 (3.70%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.47%) C
2 1 (1.23%) Java
2 1 (1.23%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.23%) SQL
2 1 (1.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 55 (67.90%) Degree
2 7 (8.64%) CFA
3 6 (7.41%) MCT
4 3 (3.70%) CISA
4 3 (3.70%) CISM
4 3 (3.70%) CISSP
4 3 (3.70%) IIBA
4 3 (3.70%) CBAP
5 2 (2.47%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 2 (2.47%) PMP
5 2 (2.47%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.23%) CIMA
6 1 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.23%) Postgraduate
6 1 (1.23%) CAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 3 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (3.70%) COBIT
2 2 (2.47%) QA
2 2 (2.47%) GxP
2 2 (2.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.23%) Basel III
Vendors
1 21 (25.93%) Microsoft
2 18 (22.22%) SAP
3 13 (16.05%) Ariba
3 13 (16.05%) Business Objects
4 10 (12.35%) CA
5 3 (3.70%) Huawei
5 3 (3.70%) Cognos
6 2 (2.47%) Pega
6 2 (2.47%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.47%) Misys
6 2 (2.47%) Remedy
6 2 (2.47%) BMC
7 1 (1.23%) IBM
7 1 (1.23%) Oracle
7 1 (1.23%) Fundtech