Period
to 15 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Postgraduate qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Postgraduate
UK > England
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 805 785 860
Rank change year-on-year -20 +75 -22
Contract jobs citing Postgraduate 55 50 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.059% 0.057% 0.018%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.29% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 30 12
England median daily rate £293 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.00% -9.99% +33.33%
10th Percentile £80 £234 £216
90th Percentile £500 £725 £598
UK median daily rate £293 £450 £500
% change year-on-year -35.00% -10.00% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
England median hourly rate £55.00 £32.18 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.91% - -
UK median hourly rate £36.94 £42.51 -
% change year-on-year -13.11% - -

Postgraduate is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 17,428 17,246 21,347
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.65% 19.57% 21.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,314 10,477 13,451
England median daily rate £450 £427 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.39% +2.89% +3.75%
10th Percentile £250 £260 £250
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 840 846 699
England median hourly rate £22.50 £28.75 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.74% +6.48% +20.00%
10th Percentile £12.98 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.93 £48.15
UK median hourly rate £22.75 £29.75 £28.00
% change year-on-year -23.53% +6.25% +24.44%

Postgraduate
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Postgraduate as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Postgraduate in England

Postgraduate
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Postgraduate in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Postgraduate in England

Postgraduate
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Postgraduate in England over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Postgraduate in England

Postgraduate
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Postgraduate in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Postgraduate in England

Postgraduate
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Postgraduate within the England region over the 6 months to 15 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South West +22 31 - -
London -44 8 £445 -6.32% 5
South East -21 7 £80 -68.00% 4
North West -12 4 - - 1
Midlands -22 4 £293 -16.43%
North of England -23 4 - - 1
West Midlands -27 4 £293 -16.43%
East of England -14 1 - - 3
Postgraduate
UK

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Postgraduate also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Postgraduate.

1 46 (83.64%) Degree
2 30 (54.55%) Visualisation
2 30 (54.55%) Data Visualisation
2 30 (54.55%) Games
3 24 (43.64%) Time Management
3 24 (43.64%) Collaborative Working
4 18 (32.73%) Instructional Design
5 14 (25.45%) Problem-Solving
6 13 (23.64%) User Experience
7 12 (21.82%) Infographics
8 11 (20.00%) Project Management
9 10 (18.18%) C#
9 10 (18.18%) HTML
9 10 (18.18%) JavaScript
9 10 (18.18%) HTML5
10 9 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (12.73%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (10.91%) Pedagogy
13 6 (10.91%) Microsoft
13 6 (10.91%) CSS
13 6 (10.91%) Python
13 6 (10.91%) Microsoft Excel
13 6 (10.91%) Unity (Game Engine)
13 6 (10.91%) UX Design
14 5 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 5 (9.09%) Data Analysis
14 5 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
14 5 (9.09%) SC Cleared
14 5 (9.09%) Security Cleared

Postgraduate
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 4 (7.27%) ArcGIS
2 1 (1.82%) CMS
2 1 (1.82%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (10.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.82%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.73%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.82%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.27%) GIS
1 4 (7.27%) MS Access
1 4 (7.27%) Relational Database
1 4 (7.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.82%) Data Lake
General
1 30 (54.55%) Games
2 5 (9.09%) Finance
3 2 (3.64%) Banking
3 2 (3.64%) Legal
4 1 (1.82%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.82%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Law
4 1 (1.82%) Marketing
4 1 (1.82%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (21.82%) Designer
2 11 (20.00%) Developer
3 7 (12.73%) Analyst
3 7 (12.73%) IT Engineer
3 7 (12.73%) IT Support
3 7 (12.73%) IT Support Engineer
3 7 (12.73%) Support Engineer
4 6 (10.91%) Games Artist
4 6 (10.91%) Games Designer
4 6 (10.91%) Games Developer
5 4 (7.27%) GIS Developer
5 4 (7.27%) Product Manager
6 3 (5.45%) GIS Manager
6 3 (5.45%) GIS Web Developer
6 3 (5.45%) Systems Manager
6 3 (5.45%) Web Developer
6 3 (5.45%) Web Manager
7 2 (3.64%) Games Producer
8 1 (1.82%) Business Consultant
8 1 (1.82%) SAS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.18%) HTML
1 10 (18.18%) HTML5
2 6 (10.91%) CSS
2 6 (10.91%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 4 (7.27%) .NET
3 4 (7.27%) ASP.NET
3 4 (7.27%) OpenLayers
4 2 (3.64%) Leaflet
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.64%) User Experience
2 8 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.27%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (7.27%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.27%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.82%) CESG
4 1 (1.82%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.82%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.27%) Windows
1 4 (7.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (54.55%) Data Visualisation
1 30 (54.55%) Visualisation
2 24 (43.64%) Collaborative Working
2 24 (43.64%) Time Management
3 18 (32.73%) Instructional Design
4 14 (25.45%) Problem-Solving
5 12 (21.82%) Infographics
6 11 (20.00%) Project Management
7 9 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (10.91%) Pedagogy
8 6 (10.91%) UX Design
9 5 (9.09%) Data Analysis
10 4 (7.27%) Customer Requirements
10 4 (7.27%) ETL
10 4 (7.27%) Mobile Application Development
10 4 (7.27%) Performance Management
10 4 (7.27%) Statistics
10 4 (7.27%) Strategic Planning
10 4 (7.27%) Web Application Development
10 4 (7.27%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.18%) C#
1 10 (18.18%) JavaScript
2 6 (10.91%) Python
3 4 (7.27%) SQL
3 4 (7.27%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.82%) R
Qualifications
1 46 (83.64%) Degree
2 5 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 5 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.64%) MBA
4 1 (1.82%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (1.82%) CISSP
4 1 (1.82%) IIBA
4 1 (1.82%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.09%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.82%) GCP
2 1 (1.82%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (1.82%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) Docker
Vendors
1 6 (10.91%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.27%) ESRI
2 4 (7.27%) Mapbox
3 3 (5.45%) Saba