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 3 months to 25 June 2017 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 561 623 591
Rank change year-on-year +62 -32  
Contract jobs citing Postgraduate 19 4 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.045% 0.008% 0.035%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.23% 0.038% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 4
Median daily rate £475 £600 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.83% +54.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £600 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £723 £600 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £47.83 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.17 - -

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8246 10528 9609
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 19.41% 21.61% 18.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4958 6660 5680
Median daily rate £435 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 441 363 484
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.56 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.92% +22.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

Postgraduate
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Postgraduate as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 June 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
London +16 12 £688 +14.58% 5
North East - 2 £475 -
North West - 2 £360 - 1
West Midlands - 2 £475 -
South East - 1 £450 - 3
Postgraduate
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 across the England region with a requirement for Postgraduate.

1 32 (82.05%) Degree
2 17 (43.59%) SQL
3 15 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (35.90%) Microsoft
5 11 (28.21%) Microsoft Excel
6 9 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (23.08%) R
7 8 (20.51%) Python
7 8 (20.51%) Project Management
8 7 (17.95%) PRINCE2
8 7 (17.95%) ITIL
8 7 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (17.95%) Analytics
8 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
9 6 (15.38%) Data Protection
9 6 (15.38%) Data Protection Act
9 6 (15.38%) Mathematics
9 6 (15.38%) Visualisation
9 6 (15.38%) Data Management
9 6 (15.38%) Finance
9 6 (15.38%) Data Security
9 6 (15.38%) Management Information System
9 6 (15.38%) SAS
9 6 (15.38%) Matrix Organization
10 5 (12.82%) Master's Degree
10 5 (12.82%) Programme Management
10 5 (12.82%) Data Analysis
10 5 (12.82%) Data Visualisation
10 5 (12.82%) Line Management
10 5 (12.82%) Statistics

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 6 (15.38%) SAS
2 4 (10.26%) IIS
3 2 (5.13%) Apache Spark
3 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (28.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (12.82%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (5.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (2.56%) EViews
5 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
5 1 (2.56%) SPSS
5 1 (2.56%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.13%) IBM Cloud
2 2 (5.13%) SoftLayer
3 1 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) Firewall
1 1 (2.56%) LAN
1 1 (2.56%) SAN
1 1 (2.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) Big Data
1 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.56%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.56%) MySQL
3 1 (2.56%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Selenium
1 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (15.38%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.13%) Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Front Office
3 2 (5.13%) Investment Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Legal
3 2 (5.13%) Retail
4 1 (2.56%) Advertising
4 1 (2.56%) Automotive
4 1 (2.56%) Law
4 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (17.95%) Analyst
1 7 (17.95%) Developer
2 5 (12.82%) Data Scientist
3 4 (10.26%) Architect
3 4 (10.26%) Security Architect
3 4 (10.26%) Technical Advisor
4 3 (7.69%) Applications Developer
4 3 (7.69%) C# Application Developer
4 3 (7.69%) C# Developer
4 3 (7.69%) Data Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Graduate
4 3 (7.69%) Graduate Developer
4 3 (7.69%) Junior
4 3 (7.69%) Junior Developer
4 3 (7.69%) Junior Software Developer
5 2 (5.13%) .NET Applications Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Junior .NET Applications Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Junior Applications Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Junior C# Application Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Software Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) .NET
2 2 (5.13%) Natural Language Processing
2 2 (5.13%) Web Services
3 1 (2.56%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.56%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.56%) Middleware
3 1 (2.56%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 15 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (15.38%) Data Protection Act
2 6 (15.38%) Management Information System
3 4 (10.26%) Computer Science
3 4 (10.26%) NHS
4 2 (5.13%) Fixed Income
4 2 (5.13%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (5.13%) Freedom of Information Act
4 2 (5.13%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (5.13%) PMI
4 2 (5.13%) Private Cloud
4 2 (5.13%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.56%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.56%) CESG
5 1 (2.56%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (2.56%) Credit Risk
5 1 (2.56%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Windows
2 1 (2.56%) Windows 10
2 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (20.51%) Project Management
3 7 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (17.95%) Analytics
3 7 (17.95%) ITIL
3 7 (17.95%) PRINCE2
4 6 (15.38%) Data Management
4 6 (15.38%) Data Protection
4 6 (15.38%) Data Security
4 6 (15.38%) Mathematics
4 6 (15.38%) Matrix Organization
4 6 (15.38%) Visualisation
5 5 (12.82%) Data Analysis
5 5 (12.82%) Data Visualisation
5 5 (12.82%) Line Management
5 5 (12.82%) Programme Management
5 5 (12.82%) Statistics
6 4 (10.26%) Information Security
6 4 (10.26%) ITIL V3
6 4 (10.26%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 17 (43.59%) SQL
2 9 (23.08%) R
3 8 (20.51%) Python
4 3 (7.69%) C#
4 3 (7.69%) VBA
5 2 (5.13%) Java
6 1 (2.56%) C
6 1 (2.56%) C++
6 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 32 (82.05%) Degree
2 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
3 5 (12.82%) Master's Degree
3 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
4 4 (10.26%) CITP
4 4 (10.26%) IISP
4 4 (10.26%) MBA
4 4 (10.26%) MBCS
5 3 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (5.13%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (5.13%) PhD
6 2 (5.13%) PMI Certification
6 2 (5.13%) PMP
7 1 (2.56%) A+ Certification
7 1 (2.56%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (2.56%) CISSP
7 1 (2.56%) ISACA
7 1 (2.56%) ISEB
7 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.56%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.56%) IFRS
2 1 (2.56%) IFRS 9
Vendors
1 14 (35.90%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.69%) IBM
3 2 (5.13%) Rackspace
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle
4 1 (2.56%) TOWER Software
4 1 (2.56%) VMware
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