The first table below looks at the demand for Postgraduate in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Postgraduate over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Postgraduate
Rank 580 553 558
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +5
Contract jobs citing Postgraduate 10 20 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.039% 0.040%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.096% 0.22% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 6
Average daily rate
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£363 £625 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.00% +34.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £476 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £260 -
% change year-on-year
+44.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10372 9089 9867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.98% 17.77% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5829 4872 5102
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £526 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 452 499 614
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.62% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.78 £12.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%

Postgraduate
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Postgraduate within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Postgraduate Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Postgraduate
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Postgraduate within the UK.

Postgraduate Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Postgraduate
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Postgraduate within the UK over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Postgraduate Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Postgraduate
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Postgraduate within the UK.

Postgraduate Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Postgraduate
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 Postgraduate within the UK over the 3 months to 1 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 -10 9 £363 -44.23% 10
London -5 4 £284 -56.38% 3
South East - 4 £375 -
Hampshire - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 £375 -
Southampton - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Wiltshire - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - - 4
Northern Ireland - - - - 2
City of London - - - - 2
East Midlands - - - - 1
North East - - - -
Leicestershire - - - - 1
Somerset - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 4
Essex - - - -
County Londonderry - - - - 1
Loughborough - - - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Slough - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Bath - - - -
Camberley - - - -

Postgraduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Postgraduate 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 Postgraduate.

1 16 (80.00%) Degree
2 9 (45.00%) Project Management
3 8 (40.00%) Risk Management
4 5 (25.00%) SAS
4 5 (25.00%) Finance
5 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
5 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 4 (20.00%) Mathematics
6 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (15.00%) Analytics
6 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
6 3 (15.00%) Data Modelling
6 3 (15.00%) Service Management
6 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (15.00%) Data Analysis
6 3 (15.00%) Statistics
7 2 (10.00%) Economics
7 2 (10.00%) Business Analysis
7 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (10.00%) SPSS
7 2 (10.00%) NHS
7 2 (10.00%) UML
7 2 (10.00%) MS Access
7 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
7 2 (10.00%) SQL
7 2 (10.00%) Oracle
7 2 (10.00%) MS Office
7 2 (10.00%) Business Process Mapping
7 2 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (10.00%) Capacity Planning

Postgraduate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Postgraduate 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 Postgraduate. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (25.00%) SAS
2 1 (5.00%) ArcGIS
2 1 (5.00%) Smallworld
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.00%) SPSS
2 2 (10.00%) MS Office
3 1 (5.00%) Photoshop
3 1 (5.00%) Adobe Illustrator
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (10.00%) MS Access
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (5.00%) Big Data
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dreamweaver
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Marketing
2 1 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (5.00%) Front Office
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Advertising
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Business Analyst
1 7 (35.00%) Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) Developer
2 2 (10.00%) Market Risk Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) Market Risk Business Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Banking Business Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Market Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) NHS Business Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Consultant
3 1 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (5.00%) Commercial Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Administrator
3 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Service Manager
3 1 (5.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (5.00%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) WCF
1 1 (5.00%) XML
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 4 (20.00%) Mathematics
2 3 (15.00%) Statistics
3 2 (10.00%) Economics
3 2 (10.00%) NHS
3 2 (10.00%) Market Risk
3 2 (10.00%) Informatics
4 1 (5.00%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.00%) Life Science
4 1 (5.00%) RMADS
4 1 (5.00%) Semantic Web
4 1 (5.00%) Linked Data
4 1 (5.00%) Social Media
4 1 (5.00%) GIS
4 1 (5.00%) Fixed Income
4 1 (5.00%) Grid Computing
4 1 (5.00%) CESG
4 1 (5.00%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Project Management
2 8 (40.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 3 (15.00%) Analytics
3 3 (15.00%) Data Modelling
3 3 (15.00%) Service Management
3 3 (15.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (10.00%) UML
4 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (10.00%) Business Process Mapping
4 2 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Performance Management
4 2 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Benchmarking
4 2 (10.00%) Stress Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) C#
2 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (80.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) CBAP
3 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) APMP
3 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (5.00%) CFA
3 1 (5.00%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Platform Symphony
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) Facebook
3 1 (5.00%) ESRI
3 1 (5.00%) Google
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