Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 800 796 812
Rank change year-on-year -4 +16 +12
Contract jobs citing Postgraduate 28 21 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.030% 0.024% 0.030%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 0.12% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 21 19
England median daily rate £400 £190 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +110.53% -52.50% -27.27%
10th Percentile £205 £138 £185
90th Percentile £620 £498 £706
UK median daily rate £400 £190 £400
% change year-on-year +110.53% -52.50% -27.27%
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 £19.34 £83.25 -
% change year-on-year -76.77% - -

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 17,337 17,914 20,632
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.75% 20.45% 20.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,635 11,267 12,710
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £230 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £576
UK median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 789 823 937
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £26.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +2.14% +41.71%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £50.77
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% - +44.74%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 -41 12 £563 +22.28% 5
South East -8 10 £375 +158.62% 3
North of England +40 3 £519 +72.92% 4
Yorkshire +4 3 £519 +72.92% 2
South West +12 2 £203 +39.83% 2
Postgraduate
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 20 (71.43%) Degree
2 12 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (39.29%) Statistics
4 10 (35.71%) Mathematics
4 10 (35.71%) SAS
5 8 (28.57%) Finance
5 8 (28.57%) R
6 7 (25.00%) Risk Management
7 6 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (21.43%) Analytics
8 5 (17.86%) Legal
8 5 (17.86%) Management Information System
8 5 (17.86%) Project Management
8 5 (17.86%) Machine Learning
9 4 (14.29%) Big Data
9 4 (14.29%) Data Science
9 4 (14.29%) Python
9 4 (14.29%) SQL
9 4 (14.29%) Stata
10 3 (10.71%) CISM
10 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (10.71%) Banking
10 3 (10.71%) Text Mining
10 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Excel
10 3 (10.71%) GIS
10 3 (10.71%) ArcGIS
10 3 (10.71%) Cisco
10 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
10 3 (10.71%) CISSP
10 3 (10.71%) Data Protection

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 10 (35.71%) SAS
2 3 (10.71%) Apache
2 3 (10.71%) Apache Spark
2 3 (10.71%) ArcGIS
3 1 (3.57%) IIS
3 1 (3.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Stata
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (3.57%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (3.57%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) LAN
1 1 (3.57%) PBX
1 1 (3.57%) Skype
1 1 (3.57%) SMS
1 1 (3.57%) Unified Communications
1 1 (3.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) Big Data
2 3 (10.71%) Geospatial Data
2 3 (10.71%) GIS
2 3 (10.71%) NoSQL
2 3 (10.71%) QGIS
2 3 (10.71%) Spatial Data
2 3 (10.71%) Text Mining
3 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
General
1 8 (28.57%) Finance
2 5 (17.86%) Legal
3 3 (10.71%) Banking
4 2 (7.14%) Marketing
4 2 (7.14%) Retail
4 2 (7.14%) Retail Banking
4 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.57%) Back Office
5 1 (3.57%) Front Office
5 1 (3.57%) Publishing
5 1 (3.57%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) Consultant
3 3 (10.71%) Spatial Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Data Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Information Manager
4 2 (7.14%) NHS Information Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Scrum Master
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Statistician
4 2 (7.14%) Statistical Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Statistician
4 2 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Business Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Credit Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Credit Risk Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) GIS Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (3.57%) PMO Manager
5 1 (3.57%) SAS Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Services Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 12 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (17.86%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.14%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (7.14%) Freedom of Information
3 2 (7.14%) Freedom of Information Act
3 2 (7.14%) NHS
4 1 (3.57%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.57%) CESG
4 1 (3.57%) Credit Risk
4 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
1 1 (3.57%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) Statistics
2 10 (35.71%) Mathematics
3 7 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 6 (21.43%) Analytics
4 6 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (17.86%) Machine Learning
5 5 (17.86%) Project Management
6 4 (14.29%) Data Science
7 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (10.71%) Data Protection
7 3 (10.71%) Spatial Analysis
7 3 (10.71%) Stress Testing
8 2 (7.14%) Business Development
8 2 (7.14%) Information Assurance
8 2 (7.14%) ITIL V3
8 2 (7.14%) Physics
8 2 (7.14%) Product Management
8 2 (7.14%) Regression Analysis
8 2 (7.14%) Security Architecture
8 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) R
2 4 (14.29%) Python
2 4 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (3.57%) C
3 1 (3.57%) C++
3 1 (3.57%) Java
3 1 (3.57%) Scala
3 1 (3.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (71.43%) Degree
2 3 (10.71%) CISM
2 3 (10.71%) CISSP
2 3 (10.71%) Master's Degree
2 3 (10.71%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (7.14%) ISEB
3 2 (7.14%) MBA
4 1 (3.57%) CCAB
4 1 (3.57%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (3.57%) CITP
4 1 (3.57%) IISP
4 1 (3.57%) ISACA
4 1 (3.57%) MBCS
4 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) Data Quality
1 1 (3.57%) GDPR
1 1 (3.57%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.57%) PMO
1 1 (3.57%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Cisco
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.57%) Ariba
2 1 (3.57%) Cognos
2 1 (3.57%) Google
2 1 (3.57%) Tableau