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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Postgraduate
Rank 621 598 576
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -22
Contract jobs citing Postgraduate 12 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.021% 0.021%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 0.11% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 8
Average daily rate
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£388 £356 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.77% -40.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £271 £521
10% offered a daily rate of more than £663 £375 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £375 -
% change year-on-year
+23.33% -
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
11059 10517 9039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.92% 18.83% 17.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6665 5953 4982
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 529 450 469
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -0.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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 4 September 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 12 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 4 September 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 -5 10 £375 +5.26% 16
London +7 6 £375 +11.11% 7
City of London +10 3 £375 +15.38%
East of England - 3 £400 - 4
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 4
Cambridge - 2 - - 4
Watford - 1 £400 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
Channel Islands - 1 - -
Guernsey - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £400 -

Postgraduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 26 (86.67%) Degree
2 17 (56.67%) Finance
3 12 (40.00%) Banking
4 11 (36.67%) Analytics
5 10 (33.33%) Data Analytics
5 10 (33.33%) Lean Six Sigma
5 10 (33.33%) Retail
5 10 (33.33%) Telecoms
5 10 (33.33%) Six Sigma
6 9 (30.00%) MBA
6 9 (30.00%) Retail Banking
6 9 (30.00%) Business Development
6 9 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (23.33%) R
7 7 (23.33%) Mathematics
7 7 (23.33%) Automotive
7 7 (23.33%) Project Management
7 7 (23.33%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (16.67%) SQL
8 5 (16.67%) Python
9 4 (13.33%) Oracle
9 4 (13.33%) Legal
9 4 (13.33%) Software Engineering
9 4 (13.33%) Relational Database
10 3 (10.00%) Cluster Analysis
10 3 (10.00%) Resource Management
10 3 (10.00%) Computer Science
10 3 (10.00%) MVC
10 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development

Postgraduate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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
1 1 (3.33%) Apache Spark
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
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.33%) SaaS
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
4 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
General
1 17 (56.67%) 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 2 (6.67%) Front Office
7 2 (6.67%) Marketing
8 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
4 2 (6.67%) Applications Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Web Developer
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%) Senior Commercial Manager
4 2 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (3.33%) User Experience Researcher
5 1 (3.33%) Designer
5 1 (3.33%) Sourcing Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Instructional Designer
5 1 (3.33%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) .NET
1 3 (10.00%) 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
1 7 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.67%) Life Science
3 2 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.67%) User Experience
3 2 (6.67%) Biology
3 2 (6.67%) Fixed Income
3 2 (6.67%) Grid Computing
3 2 (6.67%) Economics
3 2 (6.67%) Derivative
3 2 (6.67%) Statistics
4 1 (3.33%) E-Learning
4 1 (3.33%) Psychology
4 1 (3.33%) Human Factors
4 1 (3.33%) FMCG
4 1 (3.33%) Visualisation
4 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) Analytics
2 10 (33.33%) Data Analytics
2 10 (33.33%) Six Sigma
2 10 (33.33%) Lean Six Sigma
3 9 (30.00%) Business Development
3 9 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (23.33%) Project Management
5 4 (13.33%) Software Engineering
6 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (10.00%) MVC
6 3 (10.00%) Cluster Analysis
6 3 (10.00%) Resource Management
7 2 (6.67%) Predictive Analytics
7 2 (6.67%) Load Balancing
7 2 (6.67%) Use Case
7 2 (6.67%) CRM
7 2 (6.67%) Network Management
7 2 (6.67%) Regression Analysis
7 2 (6.67%) Performance Improvement
7 2 (6.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) R
2 5 (16.67%) SQL
2 5 (16.67%) Python
3 3 (10.00%) C#
3 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.67%) PL/SQL
4 2 (6.67%) C++
4 2 (6.67%) Java
5 1 (3.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (86.67%) 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%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (3.33%) CCIE
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Puppet
1 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
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
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