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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Postgraduate
Rank 614 621 637
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +16
Contract jobs citing Postgraduate 13 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.029% 0.021%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.14% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 6
Median daily rate £288 £525 £539
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.23% -2.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £378 £520
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £691 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £233 £438 £569
% change year-on-year
-46.85% -23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £83.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £83.25 - -

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
10279 11291 11931
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.48% 20.64% 20.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 6486 6815 6762
Median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.26% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 554 564
Median hourly rate £27.50 £26.83 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.49% +53.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +52.77%

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 5 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Postgraduate within the UK over the 3 months to 5 December 2016.

Postgraduate Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Postgraduate
Top 13 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 5 December 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 -6 9 £245 -53.33% 15
South East +18 6 £175 -46.15%
Hampshire - 6 £175 -
London -5 2 £459 -33.90% 6
Scotland - 2 £450 -
Glasgow - 2 £450 -
Yorkshire +11 1 £300 -43.12%
West Yorkshire +9 1 £300 -43.12%
Wales - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
Fareham - 1 £175 -
Bradford - 1 £300 -

Postgraduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 23 (82.14%) Degree
2 14 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (42.86%) R
3 12 (42.86%) SAS
4 11 (39.29%) Python
5 10 (35.71%) Big Data
6 9 (32.14%) Stata
7 8 (28.57%) GIS
7 8 (28.57%) Statistics
8 7 (25.00%) Machine Learning
8 7 (25.00%) QGIS
8 7 (25.00%) Spatial Analysis
9 6 (21.43%) Mathematics
9 6 (21.43%) Computer Science
9 6 (21.43%) ArcGIS
9 6 (21.43%) Management Information System
9 6 (21.43%) Finance
9 6 (21.43%) Text Mining
9 6 (21.43%) SQL
10 5 (17.86%) Apache
10 5 (17.86%) Project Management
10 5 (17.86%) Marketing
10 5 (17.86%) Apache Spark
10 5 (17.86%) NoSQL
11 4 (14.29%) Analytics
11 4 (14.29%) User Experience
11 4 (14.29%) Mobile App
11 4 (14.29%) Web Development
11 4 (14.29%) MBA
12 3 (10.71%) RDBMS

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 12 (42.86%) SAS
2 6 (21.43%) ArcGIS
3 5 (17.86%) Apache
3 5 (17.86%) Apache Spark
4 1 (3.57%) CMS
4 1 (3.57%) MS Project Server
4 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (32.14%) Stata
2 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (7.14%) MS Project
2 2 (7.14%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (7.14%) SPSS
3 1 (3.57%) EViews
3 1 (3.57%) MS Office
3 1 (3.57%) Weka
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (35.71%) Big Data
2 8 (28.57%) GIS
3 7 (25.00%) QGIS
4 6 (21.43%) Text Mining
5 5 (17.86%) NoSQL
6 3 (10.71%) MySQL
6 3 (10.71%) RDBMS
6 3 (10.71%) Relational Database
6 3 (10.71%) Spatial Data
7 1 (3.57%) Data Mining
7 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.57%) JIRA
General
1 6 (21.43%) Finance
2 5 (17.86%) Marketing
3 3 (10.71%) Games
4 2 (7.14%) Legal
5 1 (3.57%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.57%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Analyst
2 6 (21.43%) Statistical Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Data Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Data Scientist
4 4 (14.29%) Junior
5 3 (10.71%) Designer
5 3 (10.71%) Digital Designer
5 3 (10.71%) Digital UX Designer
5 3 (10.71%) Python Software Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Software Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Spatial Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) UX Designer
6 2 (7.14%) Credit Risk Modeller
6 2 (7.14%) Junior Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Junior Data Scientist
6 2 (7.14%) Statistical Data Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Business Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Data Governance Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Governance Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Knowledge Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) PostGIS
1 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (28.57%) Statistics
3 6 (21.43%) Computer Science
3 6 (21.43%) Management Information System
3 6 (21.43%) Mathematics
4 4 (14.29%) Mobile App
4 4 (14.29%) User Experience
5 3 (10.71%) Algorithms
5 3 (10.71%) Biology
5 3 (10.71%) Digital Media
5 3 (10.71%) Economics
6 2 (7.14%) Credit Risk
6 2 (7.14%) Data Integration
6 2 (7.14%) Social Media
7 1 (3.57%) Copywriting
7 1 (3.57%) Ontologies
7 1 (3.57%) Physics
7 1 (3.57%) Remote Sensing
7 1 (3.57%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Linux
1 3 (10.71%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Machine Learning
1 7 (25.00%) Spatial Analysis
2 5 (17.86%) Project Management
3 4 (14.29%) Analytics
3 4 (14.29%) Web Development
4 3 (10.71%) Bioinformatics
4 3 (10.71%) Data Management
4 3 (10.71%) PRINCE2
4 3 (10.71%) Prototyping
4 3 (10.71%) Service Delivery
4 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
4 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (10.71%) Wireframes
5 2 (7.14%) Change Management
5 2 (7.14%) Content Management
5 2 (7.14%) Credit Risk Modelling
5 2 (7.14%) Econometrics
5 2 (7.14%) Information Management
5 2 (7.14%) Programme Management
5 2 (7.14%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (42.86%) R
2 11 (39.29%) Python
3 6 (21.43%) SQL
4 3 (10.71%) C
4 3 (10.71%) C++
Qualifications
1 23 (82.14%) Degree
2 4 (14.29%) MBA
3 2 (7.14%) PhD
4 1 (3.57%) PMI Certification
4 1 (3.57%) PMP
4 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) BS7666
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.57%) PeopleSoft
2 1 (3.57%) RapidMiner
2 1 (3.57%) Salesforce.com