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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Postgraduate
Rank 605 591 571
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -20
Contract jobs citing Postgraduate 23 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.035% 0.023%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 0.17% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 2
Average daily rate £438 £575 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.91% +57.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £520 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £684 £650 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £569 -
% change year-on-year
-34.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
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
10933 10463 9390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.25% 20.28% 19.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6766 6053 5069
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 500 487 434
Average hourly rate £37.50 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.87 £47.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 8 February 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 20 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 8 February 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 -7 22 £438 -23.91% 15
London +5 7 £675 +17.39% 9
South East +5 5 £215 -62.19% 1
Cambridgeshire +12 4 - - 3
East of England +7 4 - - 3
Cambridge - 4 - - 3
Leeds -8 3 £475 -
West Yorkshire -9 3 £475 -
Yorkshire -14 3 £475 -
Hampshire - 3 £215 -
Fareham - 2 £215 -
North West - 1 - - 2
South West - 1 £575 -
Cumbria - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £375 -
Whitehaven - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £198 -
Feltham - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -

Postgraduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 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 (64.52%) Degree
2 12 (38.71%) Python
3 10 (32.26%) Mathematics
3 10 (32.26%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (25.81%) Computer Science
5 7 (22.58%) C++
6 6 (19.35%) Finance
6 6 (19.35%) Validation
6 6 (19.35%) Analytics
7 5 (16.13%) Bioinformatics
7 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering
7 5 (16.13%) MySQL
7 5 (16.13%) ITIL
7 5 (16.13%) Biology
7 5 (16.13%) Marketing
7 5 (16.13%) Visualisation
8 4 (12.90%) Data Visualisation
8 4 (12.90%) Parallel Computing
8 4 (12.90%) Perl
8 4 (12.90%) C
8 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (12.90%) Time Series Analysis
9 3 (9.68%) People Management
9 3 (9.68%) User Experience
9 3 (9.68%) Algorithms
9 3 (9.68%) Front Office
9 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (9.68%) MATLAB
9 3 (9.68%) Project Management
9 3 (9.68%) SQL

Postgraduate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 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 2 (6.45%) SAS
2 1 (3.23%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.23%) Drupal
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.23%) MS Office
1 1 (3.23%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) 802.11
1 1 (3.23%) LAN
1 1 (3.23%) MIMO
1 1 (3.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) MySQL
2 3 (9.68%) Big Data
3 2 (6.45%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.23%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (19.35%) Finance
2 5 (16.13%) Marketing
3 3 (9.68%) Front Office
4 2 (6.45%) Advertising
4 2 (6.45%) Games
4 2 (6.45%) Retail
5 1 (3.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Analyst
2 4 (12.90%) Developer
2 4 (12.90%) Programmer
2 4 (12.90%) Senior Programmer
3 3 (9.68%) Quantitative Developer
3 3 (9.68%) Research Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Senior Research Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Business Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) Data Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Marketing Director
4 2 (6.45%) Senior IT Support
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Support Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Data Business Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Data Centre Project Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Data Migration Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Data Scientist
5 1 (3.23%) User Experience Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) 802.1X
1 1 (3.23%) Natural Language Processing
1 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (32.26%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (32.26%) Mathematics
2 8 (25.81%) Computer Science
3 5 (16.13%) Biology
3 5 (16.13%) Visualisation
4 3 (9.68%) Algorithms
4 3 (9.68%) Applied Mathematics
4 3 (9.68%) Statistics
4 3 (9.68%) User Experience
5 2 (6.45%) Economics
5 2 (6.45%) FMCG
5 2 (6.45%) Health Informatics
5 2 (6.45%) Informatics
5 2 (6.45%) Life Science
6 1 (3.23%) Credit Risk
6 1 (3.23%) Data Integration
6 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
6 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
6 1 (3.23%) NHS
6 1 (3.23%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Windows
1 2 (6.45%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.23%) Windows 10
2 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (19.35%) Analytics
1 6 (19.35%) Validation
2 5 (16.13%) Bioinformatics
2 5 (16.13%) ITIL
2 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering
3 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (12.90%) Data Visualisation
3 4 (12.90%) Parallel Computing
3 4 (12.90%) Time Series Analysis
4 3 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (9.68%) Data Modelling
4 3 (9.68%) People Management
4 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2
4 3 (9.68%) Project Management
4 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (9.68%) Time Management
5 2 (6.45%) Econometrics
5 2 (6.45%) Scrum
5 2 (6.45%) Supplier Management
5 2 (6.45%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 12 (38.71%) Python
2 7 (22.58%) C++
3 4 (12.90%) C
3 4 (12.90%) Perl
4 3 (9.68%) MATLAB
4 3 (9.68%) SQL
5 2 (6.45%) R
6 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (64.52%) Degree
2 3 (9.68%) PhD
3 2 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (6.45%) MBA
3 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) A+ Certification
4 1 (3.23%) CBAP
4 1 (3.23%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (3.23%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
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