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 26 September 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Postgraduate
Rank 639 642 625
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -17
Contract jobs citing Postgraduate 16 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.021% 0.022%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.11% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 4
Median daily rate £275 £388 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.03% +12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £375 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £663 £371
UK excluding London median daily rate £205 £463 £375
% change year-on-year
-55.67% +23.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £22.50

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
11049 11166 11439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.59% 19.52% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6828 6732 6334
Median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 528 490
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.80 £47.30 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

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 26 September 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 14 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 26 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +13 11 £460 +22.66% 11
London -6 5 £460 +22.66% 3
Cambridgeshire +22 3 - - 2
Cambridge +15 3 - -
East of England +8 3 - - 5
Wales - 3 £160 -
South Wales - 3 £160 -
Newport - 2 £160 -
South East - 2 - - 1
Fareham - 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 - - 1
Cardiff - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £250 -
West Midlands - 1 £250 - 1

Postgraduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, 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 16 (76.19%) Degree
2 8 (38.10%) SAS
2 8 (38.10%) Python
3 7 (33.33%) Finance
3 7 (33.33%) Big Data
4 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (28.57%) R
4 6 (28.57%) SQL
5 5 (23.81%) C++
5 5 (23.81%) Stata
5 5 (23.81%) Computer Science
5 5 (23.81%) User Experience
6 4 (19.05%) Machine Learning
6 4 (19.05%) Mobile App
6 4 (19.05%) Apache Spark
6 4 (19.05%) QGIS
6 4 (19.05%) Spatial Analysis
6 4 (19.05%) Web Development
6 4 (19.05%) Statistics
6 4 (19.05%) NoSQL
6 4 (19.05%) Project Management
6 4 (19.05%) Text Mining
6 4 (19.05%) Apache
6 4 (19.05%) Data Mining
6 4 (19.05%) GIS
6 4 (19.05%) ArcGIS
7 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
7 3 (14.29%) RDBMS
7 3 (14.29%) C
7 3 (14.29%) 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 8 (38.10%) SAS
2 4 (19.05%) Apache
2 4 (19.05%) Apache Spark
2 4 (19.05%) ArcGIS
3 1 (4.76%) CMS
3 1 (4.76%) MS Project Server
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Stata
2 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (9.52%) MS Project
3 1 (4.76%) MS Office
3 1 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (4.76%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) Big Data
2 4 (19.05%) Data Mining
2 4 (19.05%) GIS
2 4 (19.05%) NoSQL
2 4 (19.05%) QGIS
2 4 (19.05%) Text Mining
3 3 (14.29%) MySQL
3 3 (14.29%) RDBMS
3 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.76%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.76%) JIRA
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Games
2 3 (14.29%) Marketing
3 2 (9.52%) Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Billing
4 1 (4.76%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (14.29%) Analyst
1 3 (14.29%) Data Scientist
1 3 (14.29%) Designer
1 3 (14.29%) Developer
1 3 (14.29%) Digital Designer
1 3 (14.29%) Digital UX Designer
1 3 (14.29%) Python Software Engineer
1 3 (14.29%) Software Engineer
1 3 (14.29%) UX Designer
2 2 (9.52%) C++ Developer
2 2 (9.52%) Junior
2 2 (9.52%) Junior Data Scientist
2 2 (9.52%) Statistical Analyst
3 1 (4.76%) C++ Quantitative Developer
3 1 (4.76%) Credit Risk Modeller
3 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce Designer
3 1 (4.76%) MATLAB Developer
3 1 (4.76%) PMO Analyst
3 1 (4.76%) SAS Modeller
3 1 (4.76%) Statistical Modeller
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
1 1 (4.76%) Hibernate
1 1 (4.76%) RESTful
1 1 (4.76%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (23.81%) Computer Science
2 5 (23.81%) User Experience
3 4 (19.05%) Mobile App
3 4 (19.05%) Statistics
4 3 (14.29%) Algorithms
4 3 (14.29%) Biology
4 3 (14.29%) Credit Risk
4 3 (14.29%) Digital Media
5 2 (9.52%) Economics
5 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
5 2 (9.52%) Market Risk
5 2 (9.52%) Mathematics
6 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (4.76%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Linux
1 3 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Machine Learning
1 4 (19.05%) Project Management
1 4 (19.05%) Spatial Analysis
1 4 (19.05%) Web Development
2 3 (14.29%) Bioinformatics
2 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 3 (14.29%) Prototyping
2 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (14.29%) Validation
2 3 (14.29%) Wireframes
3 2 (9.52%) Change Management
3 2 (9.52%) Content Management
3 2 (9.52%) Programme Management
3 2 (9.52%) Project Governance
3 2 (9.52%) Stress Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.76%) Information Management
4 1 (4.76%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) Python
2 6 (28.57%) R
2 6 (28.57%) SQL
3 5 (23.81%) C++
4 3 (14.29%) C
5 2 (9.52%) MATLAB
6 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.76%) Java
6 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.76%) Perl
6 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (76.19%) Degree
2 3 (14.29%) MBA
3 2 (9.52%) PhD
4 1 (4.76%) PMI Certification
4 1 (4.76%) PMP
4 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) PeopleSoft