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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Postgraduate
Rank 605 605 555
Rank change year-on-year
0 -50
Contract jobs citing Postgraduate 23 10 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.018% 0.041%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 0.096% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 10
Average daily rate
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£375 £363 £625
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -42.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £257 £476
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £375 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £375 £260
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +44.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £22.50

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
10832 10437 9058
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.99% 19.09% 17.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 6486 5881 4859
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 522 467 502
Average hourly rate £24.00 £19.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% -11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -9.52%

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 30 July 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 8 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 30 July 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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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 -16 22 £375 +3.44% 21
London +15 19 £375 +32.27% 3
City of London - 4 £375 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 7
East of England - 2 - - 7
Cambridge - 2 - - 6
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -

Postgraduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 24 (80.00%) Degree
2 16 (53.33%) Finance
3 13 (43.33%) Analytics
4 12 (40.00%) Banking
5 10 (33.33%) Retail
5 10 (33.33%) Telecoms
5 10 (33.33%) Data Analytics
6 9 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (30.00%) Retail Banking
6 9 (30.00%) Business Development
6 9 (30.00%) Lean Six Sigma
6 9 (30.00%) MBA
6 9 (30.00%) Six Sigma
7 7 (23.33%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (23.33%) Automotive
7 7 (23.33%) Mathematics
8 6 (20.00%) R
8 6 (20.00%) Project Management
9 5 (16.67%) SQL
9 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (13.33%) Relational Database
10 4 (13.33%) User Experience
10 4 (13.33%) Software Engineering
10 4 (13.33%) Oracle
10 4 (13.33%) Python
10 4 (13.33%) Legal
11 3 (10.00%) MVC
11 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
11 3 (10.00%) .NET
11 3 (10.00%) C#

Postgraduate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 1 (3.33%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.33%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) VPN
1 2 (6.67%) Internet
1 2 (6.67%) Firewall
1 2 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (6.67%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (6.67%) VLAN
1 2 (6.67%) Reverse Proxy
1 2 (6.67%) Network Security
2 1 (3.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) Relational Database
2 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.67%) RDBMS
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
General
1 16 (53.33%) Finance
2 12 (40.00%) Banking
3 10 (33.33%) Retail
3 10 (33.33%) Telecoms
4 9 (30.00%) Retail Banking
5 7 (23.33%) Automotive
5 7 (23.33%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (13.33%) Legal
7 3 (10.00%) Marketing
8 2 (6.67%) Front Office
9 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) Senior Manager
2 4 (13.33%) Architect
2 4 (13.33%) Developer
3 3 (10.00%) Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Commercial Manager
3 3 (10.00%) Digital Marketing Specialist
4 2 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Commercial Manager
4 2 (6.67%) .NET Developer
4 2 (6.67%) C# Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Systems Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Web Applications Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Quantitative Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Network Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Applications Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Web Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Procurement Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Data Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Instructional Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) .NET
2 2 (6.67%) Web Services
2 2 (6.67%) XML
2 2 (6.67%) WCF
2 2 (6.67%) Django
3 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (3.33%) HTML5
3 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Mathematics
2 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (13.33%) User Experience
4 2 (6.67%) Data Centre
4 2 (6.67%) Biology
4 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.67%) Life Science
4 2 (6.67%) Fixed Income
4 2 (6.67%) Grid Computing
4 2 (6.67%) Economics
4 2 (6.67%) Derivative
4 2 (6.67%) Statistics
5 1 (3.33%) E-Learning
5 1 (3.33%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) Analytics
2 10 (33.33%) Data Analytics
3 9 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 9 (30.00%) Lean Six Sigma
3 9 (30.00%) Business Development
3 9 (30.00%) Six Sigma
4 6 (20.00%) Project Management
5 4 (13.33%) Software Engineering
6 3 (10.00%) MVC
6 3 (10.00%) Resource Management
6 3 (10.00%) Email Marketing
6 3 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (10.00%) Cluster Analysis
6 3 (10.00%) Marketing Analytics
7 2 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (6.67%) Performance Improvement
7 2 (6.67%) Use Case
7 2 (6.67%) Network Management
7 2 (6.67%) Regression Analysis
7 2 (6.67%) Predictive Analytics
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) R
2 5 (16.67%) SQL
3 4 (13.33%) Python
4 3 (10.00%) C#
5 2 (6.67%) C++
5 2 (6.67%) Java
5 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (80.00%) Degree
2 9 (30.00%) MBA
3 2 (6.67%) CFA
3 2 (6.67%) PhD
3 2 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.33%) CCIE
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Platform Symphony
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Oracle
2 2 (6.67%) Cisco
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.33%) Adobe
3 1 (3.33%) Ariba