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 21 January 2017 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.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Postgraduate
UK
Rank 570 614 596
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -18
Contract jobs citing Postgraduate 12 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.026% 0.022%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 8
Median daily rate £190 £525 £545
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-63.80% -3.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £320 £520
10% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £691 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £438 £569
% change year-on-year
-60.00% -23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
8942 10670 10380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.31% 21.00% 20.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5705 6477 6069
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 498 488
Median hourly rate £28.15 £37.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.93% +102.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £40.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-29.62% +105.12%

Postgraduate
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Postgraduate as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 21 January 2017.

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 26 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Postgraduate within the UK over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +19 10 £160 -69.52% 22
South East +20 5 £145 -61.33%
Hampshire - 4 £145 -
London +13 3 £385 -44.50% 12
South West +13 2 £168 -70.86% 2
Fareham - 2 £160 -
Cardiff - 2 £190 -
South Wales - 2 £190 -
Wales - 2 £190 -
West Yorkshire +24 1 £300 -36.84% 1
Yorkshire +16 1 £300 -36.84% 1
Scotland - 1 - - 2
City of London - 1 - - 4
Wiltshire - 1 £145 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £190 -
Brighton - 1 £145 -
Bradford - 1 £300 -
Basingstoke - 1 £145 -
East Sussex - 1 £145 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 £145 -
Southampton - 1 £145 -
Reading - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 £145 -
Newport - 1 £190 -

Postgraduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Postgraduate also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Postgraduate.

1 23 (76.67%) Degree
2 17 (56.67%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (46.67%) R
3 14 (46.67%) SAS
4 12 (40.00%) Stata
5 11 (36.67%) Big Data
6 10 (33.33%) Statistics
6 10 (33.33%) Python
7 8 (26.67%) GIS
7 8 (26.67%) Mathematics
8 7 (23.33%) Machine Learning
8 7 (23.33%) QGIS
8 7 (23.33%) Spatial Analysis
9 6 (20.00%) Text Mining
9 6 (20.00%) ArcGIS
9 6 (20.00%) Project Management
9 6 (20.00%) SQL
10 5 (16.67%) Apache
10 5 (16.67%) Management Information System
10 5 (16.67%) NoSQL
10 5 (16.67%) Apache Spark
10 5 (16.67%) Marketing
11 4 (13.33%) Mobile App
11 4 (13.33%) Analytics
11 4 (13.33%) Finance
11 4 (13.33%) MBA
11 4 (13.33%) User Experience
12 3 (10.00%) Wireframes
12 3 (10.00%) Spatial Data
12 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2

Postgraduate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (46.67%) SAS
2 6 (20.00%) ArcGIS
3 5 (16.67%) Apache
3 5 (16.67%) Apache Spark
4 1 (3.33%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (40.00%) Stata
2 2 (6.67%) MS Office
2 2 (6.67%) MS Project
3 1 (3.33%) EViews
3 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.33%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (3.33%) SPSS
3 1 (3.33%) Weka
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.33%) IBM Cloud
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.33%) SoftLayer
1 1 (3.33%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (36.67%) Big Data
2 8 (26.67%) GIS
3 7 (23.33%) QGIS
4 6 (20.00%) Text Mining
5 5 (16.67%) NoSQL
6 3 (10.00%) Spatial Data
7 2 (6.67%) MySQL
7 2 (6.67%) RDBMS
7 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
8 1 (3.33%) Data Mining
8 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.33%) JIRA
General
1 5 (16.67%) Marketing
2 4 (13.33%) Finance
3 3 (10.00%) Games
4 2 (6.67%) Legal
5 1 (3.33%) Law
5 1 (3.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Analyst
2 7 (23.33%) Statistical Analyst
3 6 (20.00%) Data Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Data Scientist
4 4 (13.33%) Junior
5 3 (10.00%) Designer
5 3 (10.00%) Digital Designer
5 3 (10.00%) Digital UX Designer
5 3 (10.00%) Spatial Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Statistical Data Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) UX Designer
6 2 (6.67%) Junior Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Junior Data Scientist
6 2 (6.67%) Python Software Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) Data Manager
7 1 (3.33%) IT Trainer
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Data Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) Web Services
2 1 (3.33%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (56.67%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (33.33%) Statistics
3 8 (26.67%) Mathematics
4 5 (16.67%) Management Information System
5 4 (13.33%) Mobile App
5 4 (13.33%) User Experience
6 3 (10.00%) Computer Science
6 3 (10.00%) Digital Media
7 2 (6.67%) Algorithms
7 2 (6.67%) Biology
7 2 (6.67%) Data Integration
7 2 (6.67%) Social Media
8 1 (3.33%) Copywriting
8 1 (3.33%) Credit Risk
8 1 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (3.33%) Physics
8 1 (3.33%) Private Cloud
8 1 (3.33%) Public Cloud
8 1 (3.33%) Remote Sensing
8 1 (3.33%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Linux
1 2 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) Machine Learning
1 7 (23.33%) Spatial Analysis
2 6 (20.00%) Project Management
3 4 (13.33%) Analytics
4 3 (10.00%) Data Management
4 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (10.00%) Web Development
4 3 (10.00%) Wireframes
5 2 (6.67%) Bioinformatics
5 2 (6.67%) Content Management
5 2 (6.67%) CRM
5 2 (6.67%) Data Cleansing
5 2 (6.67%) ETL
5 2 (6.67%) Information Governance
5 2 (6.67%) Information Management
5 2 (6.67%) ITIL
5 2 (6.67%) Prototyping
5 2 (6.67%) Software Engineering
5 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (46.67%) R
2 10 (33.33%) Python
3 6 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (6.67%) C
4 2 (6.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 23 (76.67%) Degree
2 4 (13.33%) MBA
3 2 (6.67%) PhD
3 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (3.33%) PMI Certification
4 1 (3.33%) PMP
4 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) BS7666
Vendors
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle
2 1 (3.33%) IBM
2 1 (3.33%) Rackspace
2 1 (3.33%) RapidMiner
2 1 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
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