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 22 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Postgraduate
Rank 608 561 556
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -5
Contract jobs citing Postgraduate 7 8 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.015% 0.056%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.061% 0.089% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 17
Average daily rate
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£363 £528 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.27% +59.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £300 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £590 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £315 £330
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
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
11520 8966 10108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.06% 17.13% 18.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6487 5099 5271
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £545 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 509 384 590
Average hourly rate £19.91 £18.43 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.01% -18.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

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 22 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 -28 7 £363 -34.24% 5
London +19 5 £344 -40.21% 1
City of London +17 1 £325 -38.38%
Berkshire +12 1 £375 -3.84% 1
South East -13 1 £375 -3.84% 3
East of England - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - - - - 1
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Avon - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - - 1
County Londonderry - - - -
Loughborough - - - -
Slough - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Camberley - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Lewes - - - -

Postgraduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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 8 (47.06%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (29.41%) SAS
3 5 (29.41%) Project Management
4 4 (23.53%) NHS
4 4 (23.53%) Data Modelling
4 4 (23.53%) Mathematics
4 4 (23.53%) Relational Database
5 3 (17.65%) HTML5
5 3 (17.65%) Data Analysis
5 3 (17.65%) Statistics
5 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
5 3 (17.65%) HTML
5 3 (17.65%) SQL
5 3 (17.65%) Oracle
5 3 (17.65%) XML
5 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
5 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
6 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
6 2 (11.76%) Benchmarking
6 2 (11.76%) Service Management
6 2 (11.76%) Legal
6 2 (11.76%) Information Security
6 2 (11.76%) C#
6 2 (11.76%) MySQL
6 2 (11.76%) MS Office
6 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
6 2 (11.76%) .NET
6 2 (11.76%) SPSS
6 2 (11.76%) MS Excel

Postgraduate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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%) Apache Solr
2 1 (5.88%) ArcGIS
2 1 (5.88%) Smallworld
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Office
1 2 (11.76%) SPSS
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) Photoshop
2 1 (5.88%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) DHCP
1 1 (5.88%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) Relational Database
2 2 (11.76%) MySQL
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) MS Access
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.88%) Big Data
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
3 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.88%) Grunt
1 1 (5.88%) Subversion
1 1 (5.88%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (5.88%) JUnit
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%) Front Office
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Business Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Information Specialist
3 2 (11.76%) Compliance Specialist
3 2 (11.76%) Information Assurance Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) NHS Business Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Business Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
4 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
4 1 (5.88%) J2EE Developer
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) HTML5
1 3 (17.65%) HTML
1 3 (17.65%) XML
2 2 (11.76%) .NET
3 1 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (5.88%) REST
3 1 (5.88%) WCF
3 1 (5.88%) jQuery
3 1 (5.88%) JSON
3 1 (5.88%) Lucene
3 1 (5.88%) Spring
3 1 (5.88%) J2EE
3 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (23.53%) NHS
2 4 (23.53%) Mathematics
3 3 (17.65%) Statistics
3 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
4 2 (11.76%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (11.76%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (11.76%) Freedom of Information Act
4 2 (11.76%) Informatics
4 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
5 1 (5.88%) Semantic Web
5 1 (5.88%) RMADS
5 1 (5.88%) Linked Data
5 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
5 1 (5.88%) Social Media
5 1 (5.88%) Life Science
5 1 (5.88%) Biology
5 1 (5.88%) Economics
5 1 (5.88%) CESG
5 1 (5.88%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Android
1 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Project Management
2 4 (23.53%) Data Modelling
3 3 (17.65%) Data Analysis
3 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
4 2 (11.76%) Benchmarking
4 2 (11.76%) Service Management
4 2 (11.76%) Information Security
4 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Data Management
4 2 (11.76%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) MVC
4 2 (11.76%) Capacity Planning
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%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (5.88%) Security Architecture
5 1 (5.88%) Business Process Mapping
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) Java
3 1 (5.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) CBAP
3 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) CFA
3 1 (5.88%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.88%) Platform Symphony
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) Facebook
2 1 (5.88%) Google
2 1 (5.88%) VMware
2 1 (5.88%) ESRI