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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Postgraduate
Rank 593 568 561
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -7
Contract jobs citing Postgraduate 13 11 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.021% 0.052%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.12% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 11
Average daily rate
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£356 £600 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.62% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £521 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £650 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 - £385
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%

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
10658 9240 10108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.84% 17.53% 17.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 6062 5067 5208
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 448 479 624
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -16 12 £356 -40.62% 8
London +14 7 £338 -43.75% 3
South East - 4 £375 - 1
Hampshire - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 £375 -
City of London +13 1 £325 -45.83%
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Southampton - 1 - -
South West - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Scotland - - - - 3
Avon - - - -
East of England - - - - 2
Northern Ireland - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Merseyside - - - - 1
North East - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Essex - - - -
County Londonderry - - - -
Loughborough - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Slough - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Brentford - - - -

Postgraduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 11 (61.11%) Degree
2 8 (44.44%) Project Management
3 5 (27.78%) SAS
3 5 (27.78%) Risk Management
4 4 (22.22%) Mathematics
4 4 (22.22%) Data Modelling
4 4 (22.22%) NHS
4 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
5 3 (16.67%) Service Management
5 3 (16.67%) Finance
5 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 3 (16.67%) SQL
5 3 (16.67%) HTML
5 3 (16.67%) XML
5 3 (16.67%) Data Analysis
5 3 (16.67%) Statistics
5 3 (16.67%) HTML5
5 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
6 2 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (11.11%) CBAP
6 2 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (11.11%) Informatics
6 2 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (11.11%) Economics
6 2 (11.11%) Business Analysis
6 2 (11.11%) Performance Management
6 2 (11.11%) MS Office
6 2 (11.11%) .NET
6 2 (11.11%) Oracle

Postgraduate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (27.78%) SAS
2 1 (5.56%) ArcGIS
2 1 (5.56%) Smallworld
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.11%) SPSS
2 2 (11.11%) MS Office
3 1 (5.56%) Photoshop
3 1 (5.56%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) DHCP
1 1 (5.56%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) MS Access
3 1 (5.56%) RDBMS
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (5.56%) Big Data
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) JUnit
1 1 (5.56%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (5.56%) Grunt
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Advertising
2 1 (5.56%) Marketing
2 1 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (5.56%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Business Analyst
1 5 (27.78%) Developer
1 5 (27.78%) Analyst
2 1 (5.56%) Consultant
2 1 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (5.56%) Administrator
2 1 (5.56%) Market Risk Analyst
2 1 (5.56%) Services Delivery Manager
2 1 (5.56%) Service Manager
2 1 (5.56%) C# Developer
2 1 (5.56%) J2EE Developer
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Developer
2 1 (5.56%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (5.56%) Risk Analyst
2 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 1 (5.56%) Business Manager
2 1 (5.56%) Market Analyst
2 1 (5.56%) Market Risk Business Analyst
2 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Manager
2 1 (5.56%) NHS Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) HTML
1 3 (16.67%) XML
1 3 (16.67%) HTML5
2 2 (11.11%) .NET
3 1 (5.56%) J2EE
3 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.56%) Web Services
3 1 (5.56%) Spring
3 1 (5.56%) JSON
3 1 (5.56%) WCF
3 1 (5.56%) jQuery
3 1 (5.56%) REST
3 1 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
1 4 (22.22%) NHS
1 4 (22.22%) Mathematics
2 3 (16.67%) Statistics
3 2 (11.11%) Economics
3 2 (11.11%) Informatics
4 1 (5.56%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (5.56%) GIS
4 1 (5.56%) Fixed Income
4 1 (5.56%) Grid Computing
4 1 (5.56%) CESG
4 1 (5.56%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.56%) Life Science
4 1 (5.56%) Market Risk
4 1 (5.56%) RMADS
4 1 (5.56%) Semantic Web
4 1 (5.56%) Social Media
4 1 (5.56%) Linked Data
4 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
1 1 (5.56%) Android
1 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Project Management
2 5 (27.78%) Risk Management
3 4 (22.22%) Data Modelling
4 3 (16.67%) Service Management
4 3 (16.67%) Data Analysis
5 2 (11.11%) Data Management
5 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (11.11%) Business Analysis
5 2 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (11.11%) Performance Management
5 2 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (11.11%) Benchmarking
6 1 (5.56%) Business Process Mapping
6 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (5.56%) Analytics
6 1 (5.56%) Data Protection
6 1 (5.56%) Information Assurance
6 1 (5.56%) Data Entry
6 1 (5.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (5.56%) Java
3 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (61.11%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) CBAP
3 1 (5.56%) PhD
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (5.56%) MBA
3 1 (5.56%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
1 1 (5.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.56%) Platform Symphony
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (5.56%) ESRI
3 1 (5.56%) VMware
3 1 (5.56%) Google
3 1 (5.56%) Facebook
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