Period
to 24 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 820 835 837
Rank change year-on-year +15 +2 -27
Contract jobs citing Postgraduate 42 20 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.044% 0.021% 0.028%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.10% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 9 12
England median daily rate £425 £300 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.67% -40.00% +33.33%
10th Percentile £250 £167 £340
90th Percentile £596 £492 £706
UK median daily rate £425 £275 £500
% change year-on-year +54.55% -45.00% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
England median hourly rate £19.34 £83.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -76.77% - -
UK median hourly rate £30.93 £83.25 -
% change year-on-year -62.85% - -

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 17830 19900 20816
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.81% 20.40% 19.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10958 12436 12673
England median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £231 £250 £250
90th Percentile £605 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 830 784 1009
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.25 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.99% +5.21% +26.32%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.15 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £48.84
UK median hourly rate £25.69 £25.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year -0.23% +3.00% +31.58%

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 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Postgraduate in England over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +1 16 £550 +18.92% 4
South East +9 13 £363 +107.14% 2
North of England +61 6 £380 +26.67% 2
North West - 3 £360 - 1
South West - 3 £221 - 1
Midlands +32 2 £475 +90.01% 2
Yorkshire +26 2 £563 +87.50% 1
West Midlands +21 2 £475 +90.01% 2
East of England -3 1 - - 6
North East - 1 - -
Postgraduate
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 31 (73.81%) Degree
2 21 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (40.48%) Statistics
4 16 (38.10%) Mathematics
5 14 (33.33%) R
6 13 (30.95%) SQL
7 12 (28.57%) SAS
8 11 (26.19%) Microsoft Excel
8 11 (26.19%) Finance
9 10 (23.81%) Python
9 10 (23.81%) Microsoft
9 10 (23.81%) Big Data
10 8 (19.05%) Analytics
11 7 (16.67%) VBA
11 7 (16.67%) Management Information System
11 7 (16.67%) Computer Science
12 6 (14.29%) Economics
12 6 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (14.29%) Stata
12 6 (14.29%) Machine Learning
13 5 (11.90%) Analytical Thinking
13 5 (11.90%) Legal
13 5 (11.90%) Data Protection
14 4 (9.52%) Text Mining
14 4 (9.52%) Data Protection Act
14 4 (9.52%) Risk Management
14 4 (9.52%) GIS
14 4 (9.52%) ArcGIS
14 4 (9.52%) Apache

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 12 (28.57%) SAS
2 4 (9.52%) Apache
2 4 (9.52%) Apache Spark
2 4 (9.52%) ArcGIS
3 1 (2.38%) IIS
3 1 (2.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (26.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (14.29%) Stata
3 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (7.14%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) LAN
1 1 (2.38%) PBX
1 1 (2.38%) Skype
1 1 (2.38%) Unified Communications
1 1 (2.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.81%) Big Data
2 4 (9.52%) Geospatial Data
2 4 (9.52%) GIS
2 4 (9.52%) NoSQL
2 4 (9.52%) QGIS
2 4 (9.52%) Spatial Data
2 4 (9.52%) Text Mining
3 2 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
General
1 11 (26.19%) Finance
2 5 (11.90%) Legal
3 1 (2.38%) Automotive
3 1 (2.38%) Back Office
3 1 (2.38%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.38%) Marketing
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
3 1 (2.38%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (30.95%) Analyst
2 6 (14.29%) Data Analyst
3 4 (9.52%) Spatial Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Statistical Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Technical Advisor
5 2 (4.76%) Business Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Consultant
5 2 (4.76%) Data Scientist
5 2 (4.76%) Developer
5 2 (4.76%) e-Learning Designer
5 2 (4.76%) GIS Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Information Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Instructional Designer
5 2 (4.76%) Python Developer
5 2 (4.76%) Quantitative Developer
5 2 (4.76%) Senior Statistician
5 2 (4.76%) Senior UI Designer
5 2 (4.76%) Statistician
5 2 (4.76%) UI Designer
5 2 (4.76%) User Experience Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 21 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 7 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 4 (9.52%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (7.14%) NHS
5 2 (4.76%) e-Learning
5 2 (4.76%) Fixed Income
5 2 (4.76%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (4.76%) Freedom of Information Act
5 2 (4.76%) Learning Management System
5 2 (4.76%) Mobile App
5 2 (4.76%) SCORM
5 2 (4.76%) User Experience
6 1 (2.38%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.38%) CESG
6 1 (2.38%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.38%) Windows
1 1 (2.38%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (40.48%) Statistics
2 16 (38.10%) Mathematics
3 8 (19.05%) Analytics
4 6 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (14.29%) Economics
4 6 (14.29%) Machine Learning
4 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (11.90%) Analytical Thinking
5 5 (11.90%) Data Protection
6 4 (9.52%) Project Management
6 4 (9.52%) Quantitative Research
6 4 (9.52%) Risk Management
6 4 (9.52%) Spatial Analysis
7 3 (7.14%) ITIL
7 3 (7.14%) ITIL V3
7 3 (7.14%) Matrix Organization
7 3 (7.14%) Product Management
7 3 (7.14%) Regression Analysis
8 2 (4.76%) Security Architecture
8 2 (4.76%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 14 (33.33%) R
2 13 (30.95%) SQL
3 10 (23.81%) Python
4 7 (16.67%) VBA
5 2 (4.76%) C
5 2 (4.76%) C++
6 1 (2.38%) Perl
Qualifications
1 31 (73.81%) Degree
2 3 (7.14%) CISM
2 3 (7.14%) CISSP
2 3 (7.14%) MBA
3 2 (4.76%) ISEB
3 2 (4.76%) Master's Degree
3 2 (4.76%) PhD
4 1 (2.38%) CCAB
4 1 (2.38%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (2.38%) CITP
4 1 (2.38%) IISP
4 1 (2.38%) ISACA
4 1 (2.38%) MBCS
4 1 (2.38%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) GDPR
1 1 (2.38%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.38%) PMO
1 1 (2.38%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.76%) Google
3 1 (2.38%) Ariba
3 1 (2.38%) Cisco