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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Rank 536 538 490
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -48
Contract jobs citing MBA 40 38 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.074% 0.096%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.35% 0.38% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 22 25
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£396 £538 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.32% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £208 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £363 £355
% change year-on-year
+9.24% +2.11%
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
11515 10002 8221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.91% 19.57% 18.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6644 5397 4365
Average daily rate £400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.06% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 524 473 491
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -30.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.52 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £41.35 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £17.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -33.96%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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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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 -30 37 £398 -27.63% 16
London +5 20 £625 -3.84% 7
South East -18 11 £396 +93.17% 1
Surrey +8 8 £396 -
North West - 4 £450 - 4
City of London -2 3 £725 +11.53% 2
Scotland - 2 £350 -
Berkshire -2 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £450 - 2
Reading - 1 - -
Slough - - - -
Weybridge - - - -
Wigan - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Newport - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - - 1
Oxford - - - -
Camberley - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Epsom - - - -
Gatwick - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
West Sussex - - - -

MBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 (73.33%) Degree
2 30 (40.00%) Finance
3 24 (32.00%) Microsoft
4 23 (30.67%) MS Excel
5 21 (28.00%) MS Office
6 20 (26.67%) SAP
7 18 (24.00%) Project Management
7 18 (24.00%) Change Management
8 17 (22.67%) Banking
8 17 (22.67%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (17.33%) BusinessObjects
9 13 (17.33%) Ariba
9 13 (17.33%) Business Objects
9 13 (17.33%) Procure-to-pay
9 13 (17.33%) SAP SRM
10 11 (14.67%) Computer Science
11 9 (12.00%) PRINCE2
11 9 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (12.00%) CFA
11 9 (12.00%) Telecoms
12 8 (10.67%) Business Analysis
12 8 (10.67%) Business Development
12 8 (10.67%) MS Project
13 7 (9.33%) ITIL
13 7 (9.33%) Risk Management
13 7 (9.33%) Quantitative Risk Management
14 6 (8.00%) Management Information System
14 6 (8.00%) Retail
14 6 (8.00%) MCT
15 5 (6.67%) FTP

MBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 4 (5.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.33%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 23 (30.67%) MS Excel
2 21 (28.00%) MS Office
3 8 (10.67%) MS Project
4 4 (5.33%) MS Visio
4 4 (5.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (17.33%) SAP SRM
2 2 (2.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.67%) SAP FI
2 2 (2.67%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (2.67%) SAP CO
2 2 (2.67%) Loan IQ
3 1 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (1.33%) SAP BPC
3 1 (1.33%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.67%) FTP
2 4 (5.33%) Wireless
3 1 (1.33%) Network Security
3 1 (1.33%) IPv6
3 1 (1.33%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.33%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (4.00%) QlikView
2 3 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.33%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.33%) Big Data
4 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
General
1 30 (40.00%) Finance
2 17 (22.67%) Banking
3 9 (12.00%) Telecoms
4 6 (8.00%) Retail
5 5 (6.67%) Legal
5 5 (6.67%) Marketing
6 4 (5.33%) Investment Banking
7 3 (4.00%) German Language
8 2 (2.67%) Manufacturing
8 2 (2.67%) Wholesale Banking
8 2 (2.67%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (1.33%) Financial Institution
9 1 (1.33%) Law
9 1 (1.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (33.33%) Analyst
2 15 (20.00%) Consultant
3 12 (16.00%) Business Analyst
4 9 (12.00%) Project Manager
5 8 (10.67%) Senior Manager
6 4 (5.33%) Sales Consultant
6 4 (5.33%) Senior Project Manager
6 4 (5.33%) Solutions Consultant
6 4 (5.33%) Managed Services Consultant
7 3 (4.00%) Business Consultant
7 3 (4.00%) Risk Manager
8 2 (2.67%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
8 2 (2.67%) Financial Analyst
8 2 (2.67%) Banking Business Analyst
8 2 (2.67%) Data Analyst
8 2 (2.67%) Process Analyst
8 2 (2.67%) Report Analyst
8 2 (2.67%) Programme Manager
8 2 (2.67%) Head of Service Management
8 2 (2.67%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.67%) CGI
2 1 (1.33%) MDX
2 1 (1.33%) Apache Flex
2 1 (1.33%) HTML
2 1 (1.33%) CSS
2 1 (1.33%) SOAP
2 1 (1.33%) Web Services
2 1 (1.33%) XML
2 1 (1.33%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 17 (22.67%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (14.67%) Computer Science
3 6 (8.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.00%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.67%) SWIFT
5 2 (2.67%) User Experience
5 2 (2.67%) Life Science
5 2 (2.67%) PMI
6 1 (1.33%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.33%) Economics
6 1 (1.33%) FMCG
6 1 (1.33%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (24.00%) Project Management
1 18 (24.00%) Change Management
2 13 (17.33%) Procure-to-pay
3 9 (12.00%) PRINCE2
3 9 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (10.67%) Business Analysis
4 8 (10.67%) Business Development
5 7 (9.33%) ITIL
5 7 (9.33%) Risk Management
5 7 (9.33%) Quantitative Risk Management
6 5 (6.67%) People Management
6 5 (6.67%) Data Management
7 4 (5.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (5.33%) Scrum
7 4 (5.33%) Service Management
7 4 (5.33%) Data Modelling
8 3 (4.00%) Six Sigma
8 3 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (4.00%) ITSM
8 3 (4.00%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.33%) C
2 1 (1.33%) Java
2 1 (1.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.33%) SQL
2 1 (1.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 55 (73.33%) Degree
2 9 (12.00%) CFA
3 6 (8.00%) MCT
4 5 (6.67%) PMP
4 5 (6.67%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (2.67%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.67%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.67%) VCP4
5 2 (2.67%) IIBA
5 2 (2.67%) CBAP
5 2 (2.67%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (1.33%) CAPM
6 1 (1.33%) Postgraduate
6 1 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.33%) CISSP
6 1 (1.33%) CISA
6 1 (1.33%) CISM
6 1 (1.33%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.33%) QA
2 2 (2.67%) PMBOK
2 2 (2.67%) GxP
2 2 (2.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.33%) COBIT
3 1 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 2 (2.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 24 (32.00%) Microsoft
2 20 (26.67%) SAP
3 13 (17.33%) Business Objects
3 13 (17.33%) Ariba
4 4 (5.33%) Huawei
5 3 (4.00%) Cognos
6 2 (2.67%) Misys
6 2 (2.67%) HP
6 2 (2.67%) Citrix
6 2 (2.67%) BMC
6 2 (2.67%) Pega
6 2 (2.67%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.67%) Remedy
7 1 (1.33%) CA
7 1 (1.33%) Fundtech
7 1 (1.33%) IBM
7 1 (1.33%) Oracle
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