The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Postgraduate
Rank 562 543 571
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +28
Contract jobs citing Postgraduate 10 23 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.045% 0.035%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.099% 0.25% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 6
Average daily rate
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£350 £600 £473
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% +26.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £260 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £260 -
% change year-on-year
+44.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -40.00%
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10117 9034 9808
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.06% 17.76% 16.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5715 4861 5051
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 444 498 610
Average hourly rate £18.97 £21.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.79% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.18 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%

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 22 July 2014.

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 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 22 July 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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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 -15 9 £350 -46.15% 16
London +4 5 £284 -56.38% 4
South East - 3 £375 - 3
Hampshire - 2 - - 1
City of London +9 1 - - 2
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Berkshire - 1 £375 -
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Southampton - 1 - - 1
Swindon - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Slough - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Bath - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 6
Chippenham - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 6
Essex - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Surrey - - - - 2
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - - 6
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
South West - - - - 1

Postgraduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 18 (78.26%) Degree
2 8 (34.78%) Project Management
2 8 (34.78%) Finance
3 7 (30.43%) Risk Management
3 7 (30.43%) SAS
4 5 (21.74%) Economics
5 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
5 4 (17.39%) Mathematics
5 4 (17.39%) Analytics
5 4 (17.39%) SPSS
5 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
6 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
6 3 (13.04%) Legal
6 3 (13.04%) Service Management
6 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (13.04%) Relational Database
6 3 (13.04%) Data Analysis
6 3 (13.04%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 3 (13.04%) Statistics
7 2 (8.70%) Stata
7 2 (8.70%) Market Risk
7 2 (8.70%) Data Protection
7 2 (8.70%) Business Process Mapping
7 2 (8.70%) Informatics
7 2 (8.70%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (8.70%) Stress Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Performance Management
7 2 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (8.70%) Information Security

Postgraduate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 7 (30.43%) SAS
2 1 (4.35%) ArcGIS
2 1 (4.35%) Smallworld
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) SPSS
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.70%) Stata
2 2 (8.70%) MS Office
3 1 (4.35%) Photoshop
3 1 (4.35%) Adobe Illustrator
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.35%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.70%) MS Access
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.35%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dreamweaver
General
1 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Legal
3 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (4.35%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Advertising
3 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.35%) Front Office
3 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Business Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Market Risk Business Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Market Risk Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) Commercial Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) Service Manager
4 1 (4.35%) C# Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Information Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Project Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Risk Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Information Security Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Business Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) XML
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Economics
2 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
2 4 (17.39%) Mathematics
3 3 (13.04%) Statistics
4 2 (8.70%) Market Risk
4 2 (8.70%) Informatics
4 2 (8.70%) NHS
5 1 (4.35%) CESG
5 1 (4.35%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (4.35%) Cryptography
5 1 (4.35%) GIS
5 1 (4.35%) Fixed Income
5 1 (4.35%) Grid Computing
5 1 (4.35%) Social Media
5 1 (4.35%) RMADS
5 1 (4.35%) Linked Data
5 1 (4.35%) Semantic Web
5 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
5 1 (4.35%) Life Science
5 1 (4.35%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Project Management
2 7 (30.43%) Risk Management
3 4 (17.39%) Analytics
4 3 (13.04%) Service Management
4 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 3 (13.04%) Data Analysis
4 3 (13.04%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 2 (8.70%) Data Protection
5 2 (8.70%) Business Process Mapping
5 2 (8.70%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (8.70%) Stress Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Performance Management
5 2 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (8.70%) Information Security
5 2 (8.70%) Benchmarking
5 2 (8.70%) UML
5 2 (8.70%) Data Modelling
5 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
5 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) MATLAB
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) C#
2 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.35%) R
Qualifications
1 18 (78.26%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) CISSP
2 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.35%) MBA
2 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) CBAP
2 1 (4.35%) APMP
2 1 (4.35%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
1 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
1 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Platform Symphony
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) ESRI
3 1 (4.35%) Facebook
3 1 (4.35%) Google
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Lancaster, Lancashire
Lancaster University
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
JS3 Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 11 days ago
Newport
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £20.00 - £25.00 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Southampton
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £20.00 - £25.00 per hour
Posted: 24 days ago