Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 823 763 826
Rank change year-on-year -60 +63 -31
Contract jobs citing Postgraduate 20 34 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.022% 0.041% 0.026%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 0.20% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 29 22
England median daily rate £475 £350 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -21.79% -18.64%
10th Percentile £225 £128 £187
90th Percentile £763 £695 £600
UK median daily rate £384 £350 £448
% change year-on-year +9.64% -21.79% -18.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
England median hourly rate £38.75 £16.53 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +134.42% - -
UK median hourly rate £20.69 £16.53 -
% change year-on-year +25.14% - -

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 17,490 16,936 20,816
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.99% 20.29% 21.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,460 10,546 13,103
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £260 £250
90th Percentile £631 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 778 856 750
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +23.99%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £11.80
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £53.08
UK median hourly rate £24.91 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -16.98% -7.69% +47.13%

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 24 May 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Postgraduate in England over the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 24 May 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
London -56 11 £550 +22.22% 5
Midlands -9 3 £293 -16.43% 1
West Midlands -17 3 £293 -16.43%
South East -21 3 £174 +19.88% 4
North of England -11 2 £475 - 2
South West +7 1 - - 3
North West - 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £475 - 1
Postgraduate
UK

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 15 (75.00%) Degree
2 10 (50.00%) Finance
3 7 (35.00%) Statistics
3 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (25.00%) Data Analysis
5 5 (25.00%) Data Quality
6 4 (20.00%) Mathematics
6 4 (20.00%) Analytics
6 4 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (20.00%) Banking
6 4 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (20.00%) Risk Management
6 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (20.00%) SAS
6 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (20.00%) Project Management
7 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
7 3 (15.00%) MS Access
7 3 (15.00%) MBA
7 3 (15.00%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (15.00%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
7 3 (15.00%) Strategic Planning
7 3 (15.00%) Performance Management
7 3 (15.00%) R
8 2 (10.00%) ITIL V3
8 2 (10.00%) Product Management
8 2 (10.00%) Machine Learning
8 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development

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 (20.00%) SAS
2 1 (5.00%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (5.00%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) MS Access
1 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.00%) Big Data
2 1 (5.00%) Data Lake
2 1 (5.00%) GIS
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.00%) Front Office
3 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Legal
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
3 1 (5.00%) Publishing
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
3 1 (5.00%) Retail Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Consultant
2 3 (15.00%) Developer
3 2 (10.00%) SAS Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Scrum Master
3 2 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Business Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Data Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Data Scientist
4 1 (5.00%) GIS Developer
4 1 (5.00%) GIS Manager
4 1 (5.00%) GIS Web Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Qualitative Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Quantitative Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Research Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) SAS Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Services Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
1 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (5.00%) HTML
1 1 (5.00%) HTML5
1 1 (5.00%) Natural Language Processing
1 1 (5.00%) OpenLayers
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (5.00%) Algorithms
4 1 (5.00%) Credit Risk
4 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Statistics
2 5 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 4 (20.00%) Analytics
3 4 (20.00%) Mathematics
3 4 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (20.00%) Project Management
3 4 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (15.00%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (15.00%) Performance Management
4 3 (15.00%) Strategic Planning
5 2 (10.00%) Business Development
5 2 (10.00%) Economics
5 2 (10.00%) ITIL V3
5 2 (10.00%) Machine Learning
5 2 (10.00%) Matrix Organization
5 2 (10.00%) Physics
5 2 (10.00%) Product Management
5 2 (10.00%) Psychology
5 2 (10.00%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) R
2 2 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) C
3 1 (5.00%) C#
3 1 (5.00%) C++
3 1 (5.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.00%) Python
3 1 (5.00%) Scala
3 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (75.00%) Degree
2 3 (15.00%) MBA
2 3 (15.00%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (10.00%) Master's Degree
4 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (5.00%) Cognos
3 1 (5.00%) ESRI
3 1 (5.00%) Mapbox
3 1 (5.00%) Saba
3 1 (5.00%) Tableau