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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Postgraduate
Rank 605 578 548
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -30
Contract jobs citing Postgraduate 7 9 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.017% 0.050%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.060% 0.10% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 16
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£344 £528 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.83% +62.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £300 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £590 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate - £315 £330
% change year-on-year
- -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -35.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
- -35.89%

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
11665 8921 9783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.11% 17.04% 18.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 6641 5109 5094
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £538 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 513 400 570
Average hourly rate £19.13 £18.37 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.13% -18.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -21.39%

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 31 October 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 -36 7 £344 -37.64% 10
London +8 5 £344 -40.21% 3
City of London +17 1 £325 -38.38% 1
South East -24 1 - - 4
East of England - 1 - - 1
Camberley - 1 - - 1
Surrey - 1 - - 2
Yorkshire - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Cheltenham - - - - 1
Glasgow - - - - 1
Guildford - - - -
Lewes - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
County Londonderry - - - -
Loughborough - - - -
Slough - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 2
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Devon - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -
South West - - - - 2
West Midlands - - - -

Postgraduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 10 (58.82%) Degree
2 7 (41.18%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (29.41%) SAS
3 5 (29.41%) Project Management
4 4 (23.53%) Data Modelling
4 4 (23.53%) NHS
4 4 (23.53%) Mathematics
5 3 (17.65%) Statistics
5 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
5 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
5 3 (17.65%) HTML5
5 3 (17.65%) HTML
5 3 (17.65%) SQL
5 3 (17.65%) XML
5 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
5 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
5 3 (17.65%) Data Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) Local Government
6 2 (11.76%) Information Security
6 2 (11.76%) Data Management
6 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
6 2 (11.76%) MVC
6 2 (11.76%) Legal
6 2 (11.76%) Service Management
6 2 (11.76%) MS Office
6 2 (11.76%) Java
6 2 (11.76%) C#
6 2 (11.76%) MySQL

Postgraduate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 (29.41%) SAS
2 1 (5.88%) ArcGIS
2 1 (5.88%) Smallworld
2 1 (5.88%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Office
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
1 2 (11.76%) SPSS
2 1 (5.88%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (5.88%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) DHCP
1 1 (5.88%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
2 2 (11.76%) MySQL
2 2 (11.76%) MS Access
3 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.88%) Big Data
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) JUnit
1 1 (5.88%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (5.88%) Subversion
1 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.88%) Grunt
General
1 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
1 2 (11.76%) Legal
1 2 (11.76%) Local Government
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
2 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (5.88%) Advertising
2 1 (5.88%) Military
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Business Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Software Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Information Assurance Specialist
3 2 (11.76%) Information Specialist
3 2 (11.76%) Compliance Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) NHS Business Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) J2EE Developer
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Business Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) HTML
1 3 (17.65%) XML
1 3 (17.65%) HTML5
2 1 (5.88%) REST
2 1 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (5.88%) Lucene
2 1 (5.88%) Spring
2 1 (5.88%) JSON
2 1 (5.88%) jQuery
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) J2EE
2 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (23.53%) NHS
2 4 (23.53%) Mathematics
3 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
3 3 (17.65%) Statistics
4 2 (11.76%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (11.76%) Freedom of Information Act
4 2 (11.76%) Informatics
4 2 (11.76%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (5.88%) CESG
5 1 (5.88%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (5.88%) GIS
5 1 (5.88%) Biology
5 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
5 1 (5.88%) Life Science
5 1 (5.88%) RMADS
5 1 (5.88%) Semantic Web
5 1 (5.88%) Visualisation
5 1 (5.88%) Social Media
5 1 (5.88%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
1 1 (5.88%) Android
1 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Project Management
2 4 (23.53%) Data Modelling
3 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
3 3 (17.65%) Data Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Information Security
4 2 (11.76%) Data Management
4 2 (11.76%) Service Management
4 2 (11.76%) MVC
4 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (11.76%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Performance Management
4 2 (11.76%) ISMS
4 2 (11.76%) Data Protection
4 2 (11.76%) Information Assurance
4 2 (11.76%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (11.76%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (11.76%) Benchmarking
5 1 (5.88%) Business Process Mapping
5 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) C#
2 2 (11.76%) Java
3 1 (5.88%) C++
3 1 (5.88%) Delphi
3 1 (5.88%) Python
3 1 (5.88%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) Degree
2 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) CBAP
4 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) ESRI
2 1 (5.88%) VMware
2 1 (5.88%) Google
2 1 (5.88%) Facebook
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