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 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Postgraduate
Rank 601 571 577
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +6
Contract jobs citing Postgraduate 13 7 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.013% 0.045%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.077% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 12
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£344 £588 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.48% +81.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £384 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £600 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £240 £318
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -24.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £18.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - £18.75

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
11229 9068 10300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.43% 17.20% 17.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6204 5084 5339
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £547 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 418 624
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 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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 23 September 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 23 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 -13 12 £344 -42.70% 8
London +16 7 £325 -45.83% 4
South East - 3 £375 -
City of London +18 1 £325 -45.83% 1
East of England - 1 - - 3
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £375 -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 3
East Sussex - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
County Londonderry - - - -
Loughborough - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - - 1
Slough - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Camberley - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 3
Guildford - - - -
Lewes - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - - 1
Avon - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North East - - - - 1
North West - - - -
South West - - - -

Postgraduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 13 (61.90%) Degree
2 8 (38.10%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (38.10%) Project Management
3 5 (23.81%) Data Modelling
3 5 (23.81%) SAS
3 5 (23.81%) Risk Management
4 4 (19.05%) Mathematics
4 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
4 4 (19.05%) NHS
4 4 (19.05%) SQL
4 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
5 3 (14.29%) Information Security
5 3 (14.29%) Service Management
5 3 (14.29%) Finance
5 3 (14.29%) HTML
5 3 (14.29%) Oracle
5 3 (14.29%) XML
5 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
5 3 (14.29%) Information Assurance
5 3 (14.29%) HTML5
5 3 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (14.29%) Data Protection
5 3 (14.29%) PCI DSS
5 3 (14.29%) Data Analysis
5 3 (14.29%) Statistics
6 2 (9.52%) Local Government
6 2 (9.52%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
6 2 (9.52%) Freedom of Information

Postgraduate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (23.81%) SAS
2 1 (4.76%) ArcGIS
2 1 (4.76%) Smallworld
2 1 (4.76%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.52%) SPSS
2 2 (9.52%) MS Office
3 1 (4.76%) Photoshop
3 1 (4.76%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) DHCP
1 1 (4.76%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
2 2 (9.52%) MySQL
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) MS Access
3 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.76%) Big Data
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) JUnit
1 1 (4.76%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (4.76%) Subversion
1 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.76%) Grunt
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Legal
2 2 (9.52%) Local Government
2 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.76%) Marketing
3 1 (4.76%) Advertising
3 1 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (4.76%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Developer
2 5 (23.81%) Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Business Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Information Assurance Specialist
3 2 (9.52%) Information Specialist
3 2 (9.52%) Compliance Specialist
4 1 (4.76%) NHS Business Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Software Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Market Risk Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Service Manager
4 1 (4.76%) C# Developer
4 1 (4.76%) J2EE Developer
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Risk Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) HTML
1 3 (14.29%) XML
1 3 (14.29%) HTML5
2 2 (9.52%) .NET
3 1 (4.76%) J2EE
3 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.76%) Web Services
3 1 (4.76%) Lucene
3 1 (4.76%) Spring
3 1 (4.76%) JSON
3 1 (4.76%) WCF
3 1 (4.76%) jQuery
3 1 (4.76%) REST
3 1 (4.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (19.05%) NHS
2 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
2 4 (19.05%) Mathematics
3 3 (14.29%) Statistics
3 3 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (9.52%) Freedom of Information Act
4 2 (9.52%) Informatics
4 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
4 2 (9.52%) CESG
4 2 (9.52%) CESG CLAS
4 2 (9.52%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (9.52%) Economics
4 2 (9.52%) RMADS
5 1 (4.76%) Semantic Web
5 1 (4.76%) Social Media
5 1 (4.76%) Linked Data
5 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
5 1 (4.76%) Fixed Income
5 1 (4.76%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
1 1 (4.76%) Android
1 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Project Management
2 5 (23.81%) Data Modelling
2 5 (23.81%) Risk Management
3 3 (14.29%) Information Security
3 3 (14.29%) Data Analysis
3 3 (14.29%) Service Management
3 3 (14.29%) Data Protection
3 3 (14.29%) Information Assurance
4 2 (9.52%) Business Analysis
4 2 (9.52%) Performance Management
4 2 (9.52%) ISMS
4 2 (9.52%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (9.52%) Benchmarking
4 2 (9.52%) MVC
4 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (9.52%) Data Management
4 2 (9.52%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.76%) Business Process Mapping
5 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) C#
3 1 (4.76%) Java
3 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (61.90%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) CBAP
3 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) PhD
3 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.76%) MBA
3 1 (4.76%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.76%) Platform Symphony
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) ESRI
2 1 (4.76%) VMware
2 1 (4.76%) Google
2 1 (4.76%) Facebook
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