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 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Postgraduate
Rank 566 548 530
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -18
Contract jobs citing Postgraduate 12 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.018% 0.011%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.099% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 5
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£545 £529 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.02% +79.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £529 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £529 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £569 - £295
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 -
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -

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
10222 9072 7897
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.15% 18.62% 17.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5961 4943 4163
Average daily rate £396 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 476 428 558
Average hourly rate £19.45 £18.70 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.01% -18.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £40.00 £44.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.91%

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
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 January 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 -21 12 £545 +3.02% 12
London +5 7 £545 +3.02% 8
South East -25 3 £569 - 2
Oxfordshire -16 1 £600 -
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Canary Wharf - 1 £600 -
East of England - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Camberley - 1 - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Derby - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - - 2
Greenford - - - -
Derbyshire - - - - 1
Devon - - - -
Essex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
Manchester - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Sevenoaks - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - -
Scotland - - - - 2
Bristol - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
North West - - - - 1
South Wales - - - -

Postgraduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 14 (73.68%) Degree
2 6 (31.58%) HTML
2 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
3 5 (26.32%) Data Modelling
3 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (21.05%) Line Management
4 4 (21.05%) XML
4 4 (21.05%) Java
4 4 (21.05%) SQL
4 4 (21.05%) Legal
4 4 (21.05%) Information Security
4 4 (21.05%) Data Protection
4 4 (21.05%) Information Assurance
4 4 (21.05%) HTML5
4 4 (21.05%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (21.05%) Freedom of Information Act
4 4 (21.05%) Freedom of Information
4 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
5 3 (15.79%) MVC
5 3 (15.79%) CESG
5 3 (15.79%) CESG CLAS
5 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.79%) Data Management
5 3 (15.79%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (15.79%) Project Management
5 3 (15.79%) VBA
5 3 (15.79%) OO
5 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
5 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
5 3 (15.79%) Security Architecture

Postgraduate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (10.53%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) Apache Solr
2 1 (5.26%) Node.js
2 1 (5.26%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) DHCP
1 1 (5.26%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
2 2 (10.53%) Big Data
2 2 (10.53%) MySQL
3 1 (5.26%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (5.26%) QlikView
3 1 (5.26%) Hadoop
3 1 (5.26%) Apache Hive
3 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.26%) OLAP
3 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
3 1 (5.26%) Impala
3 1 (5.26%) HBase
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
1 2 (10.53%) Subversion
2 1 (5.26%) JUnit
2 1 (5.26%) Grunt
General
1 4 (21.05%) Legal
1 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.53%) Local Government
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Marketing
3 1 (5.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Developer
2 3 (15.79%) Software Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Information Assurance Specialist
3 2 (10.53%) Information Specialist
3 2 (10.53%) Compliance Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Portfolio Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Business Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Digital Marketing Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Programme Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Commercial Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Change Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Business Change Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Java Developer
4 1 (5.26%) J2EE Developer
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) HTML
2 4 (21.05%) XML
2 4 (21.05%) HTML5
3 2 (10.53%) REST
3 2 (10.53%) CSS
3 2 (10.53%) Web Services
3 2 (10.53%) .NET
3 2 (10.53%) jQuery
3 2 (10.53%) Ajax
4 1 (5.26%) JSON
4 1 (5.26%) Lucene
4 1 (5.26%) Spring
4 1 (5.26%) WPF
4 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.26%) J2EE
4 1 (5.26%) XHTML
4 1 (5.26%) JMS
4 1 (5.26%) Akka
4 1 (5.26%) Play Framework
4 1 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (21.05%) Data Protection Act
2 4 (21.05%) Freedom of Information Act
2 4 (21.05%) Freedom of Information
3 3 (15.79%) CESG
3 3 (15.79%) CESG CLAS
4 2 (10.53%) NHS
4 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
4 2 (10.53%) Visualisation
4 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
4 2 (10.53%) Informatics
5 1 (5.26%) Mathematics
5 1 (5.26%) Biology
5 1 (5.26%) Derivative
5 1 (5.26%) Credit Derivative
5 1 (5.26%) Credit Risk
5 1 (5.26%) Market Risk
5 1 (5.26%) RMADS
5 1 (5.26%) Replication
5 1 (5.26%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Android
2 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Data Modelling
2 4 (21.05%) Line Management
2 4 (21.05%) Information Security
2 4 (21.05%) Data Protection
2 4 (21.05%) Information Assurance
3 3 (15.79%) MVC
3 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.79%) Data Management
3 3 (15.79%) Project Management
3 3 (15.79%) OO
3 3 (15.79%) Security Architecture
4 2 (10.53%) SABSA
4 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
4 2 (10.53%) ISMS
4 2 (10.53%) TOGAF
4 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
4 2 (10.53%) Bioinformatics
4 2 (10.53%) Web Development
5 1 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) Java
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) VBA
3 2 (10.53%) Python
3 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.53%) C#
4 1 (5.26%) Scala
4 1 (5.26%) C
4 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.26%) C++
4 1 (5.26%) Delphi
4 1 (5.26%) Perl
4 1 (5.26%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 14 (73.68%) Degree
2 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
3 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
4 2 (10.53%) ISACA
4 2 (10.53%) CISSP
4 2 (10.53%) CISM
4 2 (10.53%) MBCS
4 2 (10.53%) CITP
5 1 (5.26%) ISEB
5 1 (5.26%) PhD
5 1 (5.26%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.26%) Basel III
2 1 (5.26%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.26%) Apache Flume
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) VMware
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle
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