The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Postgraduate
Rank 574 553 514
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -39
Contract jobs citing Postgraduate 13 13 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.026% 0.037%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 0.13% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 14
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£600 £529 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.42% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £260 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £660 £546 £668
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £295
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 - -

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
11644 9954 8325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.15% 19.61% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6740 5367 4429
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 £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £351 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.39% +6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 525 472 493
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.82% -29.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.52 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £41.40 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -33.96%

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 3 March 2015.

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 3 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 -7 13 £600 +13.42% 3
London +7 9 £600 +13.42% 2
Manchester - - - -
Reading - - - -
Sevenoaks - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
Essex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
North West - - - -
South East - - - -
South Wales - - - - 1
South West - - - -
Wales - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
County Antrim - - - -

Postgraduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 19 (79.17%) Degree
2 9 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 8 (33.33%) Information Security
4 7 (29.17%) Information Assurance
5 6 (25.00%) Data Protection
5 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 6 (25.00%) Data Protection Act
5 6 (25.00%) Freedom of Information Act
5 6 (25.00%) Freedom of Information
5 6 (25.00%) Legal
5 6 (25.00%) Telecoms
6 5 (20.83%) Management Information System
6 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (16.67%) Line Management
7 4 (16.67%) User Experience
7 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (16.67%) Analytics
7 4 (16.67%) Marketing Analytics
7 4 (16.67%) Security Architecture
7 4 (16.67%) PCI DSS
7 4 (16.67%) Local Government
7 4 (16.67%) CESG
7 4 (16.67%) CESG CLAS
7 4 (16.67%) Email Marketing
7 4 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
7 4 (16.67%) Marketing
7 4 (16.67%) ISMS
8 3 (12.50%) Finance
8 3 (12.50%) HTML
8 3 (12.50%) Java

Postgraduate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 2 (8.33%) IIS
2 1 (4.17%) Apache Solr
2 1 (4.17%) Node.js
2 1 (4.17%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.33%) Big Data
3 1 (4.17%) Impala
3 1 (4.17%) MySQL
3 1 (4.17%) OLAP
3 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.17%) QlikView
3 1 (4.17%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.17%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.17%) Apache Hive
3 1 (4.17%) HBase
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Subversion
1 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (25.00%) Telecoms
1 6 (25.00%) Legal
2 4 (16.67%) Local Government
2 4 (16.67%) Marketing
3 3 (12.50%) Finance
4 1 (4.17%) Military
4 1 (4.17%) Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Information Assurance Specialist
1 5 (20.83%) Information Specialist
1 5 (20.83%) Compliance Specialist
2 4 (16.67%) Digital Marketing Specialist
2 4 (16.67%) Developer
3 2 (8.33%) Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Software Developer
3 2 (8.33%) Architect
3 2 (8.33%) Security Architect
4 1 (4.17%) Business Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Portfolio Manager
4 1 (4.17%) CLAS Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) Business Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Programme Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) Commercial Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) HTML
2 2 (8.33%) CSS
2 2 (8.33%) XML
2 2 (8.33%) Ajax
3 1 (4.17%) WPF
3 1 (4.17%) jQuery
3 1 (4.17%) HTML5
3 1 (4.17%) REST
3 1 (4.17%) Akka
3 1 (4.17%) Play Framework
3 1 (4.17%) Catalyst
3 1 (4.17%) DBIx::Class
3 1 (4.17%) Moose
3 1 (4.17%) XHTML
3 1 (4.17%) JMS
3 1 (4.17%) Lucene
3 1 (4.17%) Web Services
3 1 (4.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Freedom of Information
1 6 (25.00%) Data Protection Act
1 6 (25.00%) Freedom of Information Act
2 5 (20.83%) Management Information System
3 4 (16.67%) CESG
3 4 (16.67%) CESG CLAS
3 4 (16.67%) User Experience
3 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (8.33%) Informatics
4 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
4 2 (8.33%) RMADS
4 2 (8.33%) Visualisation
5 1 (4.17%) Credit Risk
5 1 (4.17%) Market Risk
5 1 (4.17%) Mathematics
5 1 (4.17%) Biology
5 1 (4.17%) Credit Derivative
5 1 (4.17%) Derivative
5 1 (4.17%) Replication
5 1 (4.17%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Information Security
2 7 (29.17%) Information Assurance
3 6 (25.00%) Data Protection
4 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (16.67%) Email Marketing
5 4 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
5 4 (16.67%) Security Architecture
5 4 (16.67%) Line Management
5 4 (16.67%) Analytics
5 4 (16.67%) Marketing Analytics
5 4 (16.67%) ISMS
6 3 (12.50%) OO
7 2 (8.33%) Data Modelling
7 2 (8.33%) MVC
7 2 (8.33%) Risk Management
7 2 (8.33%) TOGAF
7 2 (8.33%) Data Analysis
7 2 (8.33%) Bioinformatics
7 2 (8.33%) SABSA
7 2 (8.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) VBA
1 3 (12.50%) Java
2 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.33%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) Python
3 1 (4.17%) Fortran
3 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.17%) Scala
3 1 (4.17%) C
3 1 (4.17%) C#
3 1 (4.17%) C++
3 1 (4.17%) Delphi
3 1 (4.17%) Perl
Qualifications
1 19 (79.17%) Degree
2 9 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (12.50%) CISSP
5 2 (8.33%) CISM
5 2 (8.33%) MBCS
5 2 (8.33%) ISACA
5 2 (8.33%) CITP
6 1 (4.17%) ISEB
6 1 (4.17%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.17%) Basel III
2 1 (4.17%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Apache Flume
Vendors
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle