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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Postgraduate
Rank 581 587 530
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -57
Contract jobs citing Postgraduate 13 13 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.024% 0.060%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.12% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 17
Average daily rate
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£600 £540 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -6.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £290 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £610 £660
UK excluding London average daily rate - £375 £260
% change year-on-year
- +44.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 - -
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
10772 10777 8865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.33% 19.52% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6112 6123 4725
Average daily rate £390 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £223 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 502 535 480
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £51.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

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 24 April 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 10 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 24 April 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 -1 13 £600 +11.11% 15
London +5 10 £600 +10.09% 4
West Yorkshire -9 3 - -
Yorkshire -15 3 - -
Leeds - 3 - -
City of London +19 2 £600 - 1
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Paddington - 1 - -
Feltham - 1 £513 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £225 -

Postgraduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 21 (84.00%) Degree
2 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (24.00%) Legal
3 6 (24.00%) Information Security
4 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 5 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 5 (20.00%) Finance
4 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 5 (20.00%) Information Assurance
4 5 (20.00%) User Experience
4 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (16.00%) Analytics
5 4 (16.00%) Marketing Analytics
5 4 (16.00%) Line Management
5 4 (16.00%) Data Protection
5 4 (16.00%) Marketing
5 4 (16.00%) Email Marketing
5 4 (16.00%) Digital Marketing
5 4 (16.00%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (16.00%) Freedom of Information Act
5 4 (16.00%) Freedom of Information
6 3 (12.00%) CESG
6 3 (12.00%) CESG CLAS
6 3 (12.00%) Security Architecture
6 3 (12.00%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (12.00%) Risk Management
6 3 (12.00%) HTML
6 3 (12.00%) Java
6 3 (12.00%) VBA

Postgraduate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 2 (8.00%) IIS
2 1 (4.00%) Node.js
2 1 (4.00%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Reverse Proxy
1 1 (4.00%) Network Security
1 1 (4.00%) VLAN
1 1 (4.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (4.00%) Firewall
1 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (4.00%) SMS
1 1 (4.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (8.00%) Big Data
2 1 (4.00%) QlikView
2 1 (4.00%) BusinessObjects XI
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (4.00%) Apache Hive
2 1 (4.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.00%) OLAP
2 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.00%) Impala
2 1 (4.00%) HBase
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.00%) Subversion
General
1 6 (24.00%) Legal
2 5 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (20.00%) Finance
3 4 (16.00%) Marketing
4 2 (8.00%) Local Government
5 1 (4.00%) Wholesale Banking
5 1 (4.00%) Banking
5 1 (4.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 4 (16.00%) Digital Marketing Specialist
2 3 (12.00%) Information Specialist
2 3 (12.00%) Information Assurance Specialist
2 3 (12.00%) Developer
2 3 (12.00%) Architect
2 3 (12.00%) Compliance Specialist
3 2 (8.00%) Software Developer
3 2 (8.00%) Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Commercial Manager
3 2 (8.00%) Security Architect
4 1 (4.00%) Portfolio Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Business Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Network Architect
4 1 (4.00%) Designer
4 1 (4.00%) Sourcing Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Senior Commercial Manager
4 1 (4.00%) CLAS Consultant
4 1 (4.00%) Senior Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) HTML
2 2 (8.00%) CSS
2 2 (8.00%) XML
2 2 (8.00%) Ajax
3 1 (4.00%) WPF
3 1 (4.00%) jQuery
3 1 (4.00%) REST
3 1 (4.00%) HTML5
3 1 (4.00%) Web Services
3 1 (4.00%) .NET
3 1 (4.00%) XHTML
3 1 (4.00%) JMS
3 1 (4.00%) Akka
3 1 (4.00%) Play Framework
3 1 (4.00%) Catalyst
3 1 (4.00%) DBIx::Class
3 1 (4.00%) Moose
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 5 (20.00%) User Experience
1 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (16.00%) Data Protection Act
2 4 (16.00%) Freedom of Information Act
2 4 (16.00%) Freedom of Information
3 3 (12.00%) CESG
3 3 (12.00%) CESG CLAS
4 2 (8.00%) Visualisation
4 2 (8.00%) Informatics
5 1 (4.00%) Mathematics
5 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (4.00%) Credit Risk
5 1 (4.00%) Market Risk
5 1 (4.00%) Derivative
5 1 (4.00%) Credit Derivative
5 1 (4.00%) RMADS
5 1 (4.00%) Replication
5 1 (4.00%) Fixed Income
5 1 (4.00%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Information Security
2 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (20.00%) Information Assurance
3 4 (16.00%) Analytics
3 4 (16.00%) Marketing Analytics
3 4 (16.00%) Line Management
3 4 (16.00%) Data Protection
3 4 (16.00%) Email Marketing
3 4 (16.00%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (12.00%) Security Architecture
4 3 (12.00%) Risk Management
4 3 (12.00%) OO
5 2 (8.00%) SABSA
5 2 (8.00%) Project Management
5 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (8.00%) ISMS
5 2 (8.00%) Data Analysis
5 2 (8.00%) TOGAF
6 1 (4.00%) Multithreading
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) Java
1 3 (12.00%) VBA
2 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.00%) Scala
3 1 (4.00%) Perl
3 1 (4.00%) SQL
3 1 (4.00%) C
3 1 (4.00%) C#
3 1 (4.00%) C++
3 1 (4.00%) Delphi
3 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.00%) Python
3 1 (4.00%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 21 (84.00%) Degree
2 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (12.00%) CISSP
5 2 (8.00%) ISACA
5 2 (8.00%) CISM
5 2 (8.00%) MBCS
5 2 (8.00%) CITP
6 1 (4.00%) MBA
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (4.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.00%) Basel III
2 1 (4.00%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Apache Flume
Vendors
1 1 (4.00%) Ariba
1 1 (4.00%) Cisco
1 1 (4.00%) Adobe
1 1 (4.00%) Actian
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