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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Rank 572 536 518
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -18
Contract jobs citing MBA 34 38 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.072% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.30% 0.42% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 31 34
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£450 £495 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +4.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £700 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £450 £383
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +17.64%
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
11203 9083 10306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.38% 17.20% 17.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6169 5094 5327
Average daily rate £379 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 423 625
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.55 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -15.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.79
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -24.32%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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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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 -48 20 £450 -9.09% 24
London -8 13 £463 -7.03% 14
South East -7 2 £225 - 1
City of London +20 1 £413 -30.55% 2
Hampshire - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £270 - 2
Northern Ireland - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Somerset - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Merseyside - - - - 1
North East - - - -
North West - - - - 3
South West - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Hillingdon - - - - 1
County Londonderry - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Peterborough - - - -
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Slough - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Weybridge - - - -

MBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 39 (50.65%) Degree
2 35 (45.45%) Finance
3 24 (31.17%) Project Management
4 20 (25.97%) Banking
5 14 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (16.88%) CA
7 11 (14.29%) Retail
7 11 (14.29%) Business Analysis
7 11 (14.29%) PRINCE2
8 9 (11.69%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (10.39%) Retail Banking
9 8 (10.39%) Microsoft
9 8 (10.39%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (10.39%) Risk Management
10 7 (9.09%) CISA
10 7 (9.09%) CISSP
10 7 (9.09%) PMI Certification
10 7 (9.09%) Resource Management
11 6 (7.79%) Computer Science
11 6 (7.79%) Marketing
11 6 (7.79%) Six Sigma
11 6 (7.79%) SAP
11 6 (7.79%) ITIL
11 6 (7.79%) Change Management
11 6 (7.79%) Telecoms
11 6 (7.79%) Investment Banking
12 5 (6.49%) Management Information System
12 5 (6.49%) GAP Analysis
12 5 (6.49%) MS Office
12 5 (6.49%) RAD

MBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (5.19%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.30%) NetWeaver
2 1 (1.30%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (6.49%) MS Office
2 4 (5.19%) MS Project
3 3 (3.90%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.60%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Misys Midas
1 4 (5.19%) Misys Opics
2 3 (3.90%) Loan IQ
3 2 (2.60%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (1.30%) SAP BPC
4 1 (1.30%) SAP CRM
4 1 (1.30%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.90%) Internet
2 1 (1.30%) Firewall
2 1 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.30%) Wireless
2 1 (1.30%) LAN
2 1 (1.30%) WAN
2 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.30%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.30%) QlikView
1 1 (1.30%) Big Data
1 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.30%) JIRA
General
1 35 (45.45%) Finance
2 20 (25.97%) Banking
3 11 (14.29%) Retail
4 8 (10.39%) Retail Banking
5 6 (7.79%) Marketing
5 6 (7.79%) Investment Banking
5 6 (7.79%) Telecoms
6 3 (3.90%) Wholesale Banking
6 3 (3.90%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.30%) Military
7 1 (1.30%) French Language
7 1 (1.30%) German Language
7 1 (1.30%) Front Office
7 1 (1.30%) Law
7 1 (1.30%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (25.97%) Consultant
2 17 (22.08%) Analyst
3 12 (15.58%) Functional Consultant
3 12 (15.58%) Project Manager
4 11 (14.29%) Business Analyst
5 5 (6.49%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (3.90%) Technical Implementation Consultant
6 3 (3.90%) Commercial Manager
6 3 (3.90%) Senior Manager
6 3 (3.90%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (3.90%) Senior Business Analyst
6 3 (3.90%) Procurement Manager
6 3 (3.90%) Implementation Consultant
7 2 (2.60%) Enterprise Architect
7 2 (2.60%) Quantitative Analyst
7 2 (2.60%) Programme Director
7 2 (2.60%) Financial Analyst
7 2 (2.60%) Banking Business Analyst
7 2 (2.60%) SAP Manager
7 2 (2.60%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.90%) CGI
2 1 (1.30%) MDX
2 1 (1.30%) Apache Flex
2 1 (1.30%) JSP
2 1 (1.30%) Web Services
2 1 (1.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.79%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.49%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.19%) Economics
4 4 (5.19%) PMI
5 3 (3.90%) EMV
5 3 (3.90%) Market Risk
5 3 (3.90%) SWIFT
6 2 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.60%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.60%) DataPower
6 2 (2.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (2.60%) Derivative
6 2 (2.60%) CESG
6 2 (2.60%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (1.30%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.30%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.30%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.30%) RMADS
7 1 (1.30%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.90%) UNIX
1 3 (3.90%) Windows
1 3 (3.90%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (31.17%) Project Management
2 11 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 11 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 9 (11.69%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (10.39%) Risk Management
4 8 (10.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (9.09%) Resource Management
6 6 (7.79%) Change Management
6 6 (7.79%) Six Sigma
6 6 (7.79%) ITIL
7 5 (6.49%) PRINCE
7 5 (6.49%) RAD
7 5 (6.49%) ERP
7 5 (6.49%) Data Modelling
7 5 (6.49%) GAP Analysis
7 5 (6.49%) Lean Six Sigma
7 5 (6.49%) Business Development
8 4 (5.19%) Stress Testing
8 4 (5.19%) Waterfall
8 4 (5.19%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.19%) SQL
2 2 (2.60%) VBA
2 2 (2.60%) R
2 2 (2.60%) C
2 2 (2.60%) C#
2 2 (2.60%) C++
3 1 (1.30%) Java
3 1 (1.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 39 (50.65%) Degree
2 7 (9.09%) CISA
2 7 (9.09%) CISSP
2 7 (9.09%) PMI Certification
3 5 (6.49%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.49%) CBAP
4 4 (5.19%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.19%) IIBA
4 4 (5.19%) CISM
4 4 (5.19%) PMP
5 3 (3.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (3.90%) PhD
6 2 (2.60%) ACCA
6 2 (2.60%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (1.30%) Postgraduate
7 1 (1.30%) ISEB
7 1 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.30%) CIMA
7 1 (1.30%) CFA
7 1 (1.30%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.60%) COBIT
2 2 (2.60%) QA
2 2 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 2 (2.60%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (1.30%) SLA
3 1 (1.30%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.30%) Basel III
Systems Management
1 1 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (16.88%) CA
2 8 (10.39%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.79%) SAP
4 3 (3.90%) IBM
4 3 (3.90%) Misys
4 3 (3.90%) Remedy
5 2 (2.60%) BMC
5 2 (2.60%) Oracle
5 2 (2.60%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.30%) Cognos
6 1 (1.30%) Progress
6 1 (1.30%) Huawei
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