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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Postgraduate
Rank 646 640 608
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -32
Contract jobs citing Postgraduate 18 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.012% 0.026%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.15% 0.063% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 7
Average daily rate £498 £513 £540
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.92% -5.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £513 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £513 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 - £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 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
11871 11091 10725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.24% 19.55% 19.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 7464 6267 6098
Average daily rate £400 £393 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £535 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 557 544
Average hourly rate £29.50 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.11% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.14 £49.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 1 May 2016.

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 14 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 1 May 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +6 17 £498 -2.92% 12
London -15 9 £523 +1.95% 2
South East - 5 £215 -
Hampshire - 4 £215 -
Fareham - 3 £215 -
Feltham +7 2 £370 -27.80%
Yorkshire 0 2 £500 -
Leeds 0 2 £500 -
West Yorkshire -5 2 £500 -
Halifax - 2 £500 -
City of London +44 1 £550 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £198 -
Berkshire - 1 - -

Postgraduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 20 (58.82%) Degree
2 12 (35.29%) Mathematics
3 11 (32.35%) Python
4 10 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (26.47%) Validation
6 8 (23.53%) SQL
7 7 (20.59%) MATLAB
7 7 (20.59%) C++
7 7 (20.59%) SAS
7 7 (20.59%) Computer Science
8 6 (17.65%) Credit Risk
8 6 (17.65%) ITIL
8 6 (17.65%) Finance
9 5 (14.71%) MySQL
9 5 (14.71%) Project Management
9 5 (14.71%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (14.71%) Applied Mathematics
9 5 (14.71%) Operations Research
9 5 (14.71%) Statistics
9 5 (14.71%) Economics
9 5 (14.71%) Algorithms
10 4 (11.76%) Escalation Management
10 4 (11.76%) Bioinformatics
10 4 (11.76%) Software Engineering
10 4 (11.76%) Biology
10 4 (11.76%) Business Transformation
10 4 (11.76%) Visualisation
10 4 (11.76%) Data Visualisation
10 4 (11.76%) Customer Engagement
10 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared

Postgraduate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 7 (20.59%) SAS
2 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) SPSS
2 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Unit4 Business World
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) 802.11
1 1 (2.94%) LAN
1 1 (2.94%) MIMO
1 1 (2.94%) Telepresence
1 1 (2.94%) WAN
1 1 (2.94%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) MySQL
2 1 (2.94%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (2.94%) Big Data
2 1 (2.94%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (2.94%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.94%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.94%) SAS Data Integration Studio
General
1 6 (17.65%) Finance
2 4 (11.76%) Banking
2 4 (11.76%) Retail
3 3 (8.82%) Marketing
4 2 (5.88%) Advertising
4 2 (5.88%) Games
5 1 (2.94%) Billing
5 1 (2.94%) Front Office
5 1 (2.94%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) Analyst
2 5 (14.71%) Research Analyst
2 5 (14.71%) Senior Analyst
2 5 (14.71%) Senior Research Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) Consultant
3 4 (11.76%) Programmer
3 4 (11.76%) Senior Programmer
4 3 (8.82%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (8.82%) Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Senior Support Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Business Manager
5 2 (5.88%) C++ Developer
5 2 (5.88%) IT Director
5 2 (5.88%) Marketing Director
5 2 (5.88%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Quantitative Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Risk Consultant
6 1 (2.94%) Data Business Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Data Migration Project Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) 802.1X
1 1 (2.94%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 12 (35.29%) Mathematics
2 10 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (20.59%) Computer Science
4 6 (17.65%) Credit Risk
5 5 (14.71%) Algorithms
5 5 (14.71%) Applied Mathematics
5 5 (14.71%) Economics
5 5 (14.71%) Statistics
6 4 (11.76%) Biology
6 4 (11.76%) Visualisation
7 2 (5.88%) FMCG
7 2 (5.88%) Market Risk
7 2 (5.88%) User Experience
8 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
8 1 (2.94%) Data Integration
8 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (2.94%) Health Informatics
8 1 (2.94%) iPad
8 1 (2.94%) Life Science
8 1 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) Windows
1 2 (5.88%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.94%) Windows 10
2 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (26.47%) Validation
2 6 (17.65%) ITIL
3 5 (14.71%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (14.71%) Operations Research
3 5 (14.71%) Project Management
4 4 (11.76%) Bioinformatics
4 4 (11.76%) Business Transformation
4 4 (11.76%) Customer Engagement
4 4 (11.76%) Data Visualisation
4 4 (11.76%) Econometrics
4 4 (11.76%) Escalation Management
4 4 (11.76%) Parallel Computing
4 4 (11.76%) Service Management
4 4 (11.76%) Software Engineering
4 4 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (8.82%) Analytics
5 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2
5 3 (8.82%) Time Management
6 2 (5.88%) Database Marketing
6 2 (5.88%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (32.35%) Python
2 8 (23.53%) SQL
3 7 (20.59%) C++
3 7 (20.59%) MATLAB
4 4 (11.76%) C
4 4 (11.76%) Perl
5 1 (2.94%) R
Qualifications
1 20 (58.82%) Degree
2 4 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (11.76%) MBA
2 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
2 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.94%) CBAP
3 1 (2.94%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (2.94%) PhD
Vendors
1 2 (5.88%) Cisco
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
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