The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Postgraduate qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 March 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
England / London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 390 418 405
Rank change year-on-year +28 -13  
Contract jobs citing Postgraduate 12 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.062% 0.036% 0.033%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.36% 0.21% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 6
Median daily rate £450 £495 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -20.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £281 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £600 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £300 -
% change year-on-year +4.16% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.53 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £18.00

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 London.

Academic & Professional Certification
London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3355 3870 3617
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 17.21% 17.35% 16.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2274 2732 2371
Median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £601 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 49 88
Median hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +128.57% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.85 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

Postgraduate
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

Postgraduate
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Postgraduate in London

Postgraduate
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Postgraduate in London over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Postgraduate in London

Postgraduate
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Postgraduate in London

Postgraduate
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Postgraduate within the London region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
City of London -6 3 - - 1
West End of London - 2 £98 -
Postgraduate
England

Postgraduate
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 London region with a requirement for Postgraduate.

1 12 (80.00%) Degree
2 8 (53.33%) SQL
3 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (33.33%) Mathematics
3 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
4 4 (26.67%) Statistics
4 4 (26.67%) Operations Research
4 4 (26.67%) R
4 4 (26.67%) Analytics
4 4 (26.67%) SAS
4 4 (26.67%) Project Management
4 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
4 4 (26.67%) Python
5 3 (20.00%) Finance
6 2 (13.33%) Credit Risk
6 2 (13.33%) Neural Network
6 2 (13.33%) Economics
6 2 (13.33%) EViews
6 2 (13.33%) Master Data Management
6 2 (13.33%) Customer Analytics
6 2 (13.33%) Markov Chain
6 2 (13.33%) Line Management
6 2 (13.33%) Machine Learning
6 2 (13.33%) Big Data
6 2 (13.33%) Customer Insight
6 2 (13.33%) Statistical Modelling
6 2 (13.33%) Business Analytics
6 2 (13.33%) Data Governance
6 2 (13.33%) Predictive Modelling

Postgraduate
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (26.67%) SAS
2 2 (13.33%) Apache Spark
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) EViews
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
1 2 (13.33%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SystmOne
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) LAN
1 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) Big Data
3 1 (6.67%) Data Mining
3 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (6.67%) MySQL
3 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
3 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Advertising
3 1 (6.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Data Scientist
1 4 (26.67%) Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Graduate
2 3 (20.00%) Graduate Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Junior
2 3 (20.00%) Junior Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Junior Software Developer
3 2 (13.33%) .NET Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Applications Developer
3 2 (13.33%) C# Developer
3 2 (13.33%) C# Programmer
3 2 (13.33%) Database Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Graduate Software Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Junior C# Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Programmer
3 2 (13.33%) Software Applications Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Software Developer
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Database Developer
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Developer
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
2 1 (6.67%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
3 2 (13.33%) Credit Risk
3 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.67%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
1 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
1 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 4 (26.67%) Analytics
2 4 (26.67%) Operations Research
2 4 (26.67%) Project Management
2 4 (26.67%) Statistics
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (13.33%) Coaching
3 2 (13.33%) Credit Risk Modelling
3 2 (13.33%) Customer Analytics
3 2 (13.33%) Customer Insight
3 2 (13.33%) Data Management
3 2 (13.33%) Data Security
3 2 (13.33%) Econometrics
3 2 (13.33%) Economics
3 2 (13.33%) Line Management
3 2 (13.33%) Machine Learning
3 2 (13.33%) Markov Chain
3 2 (13.33%) Master Data Management
3 2 (13.33%) Neural Network
3 2 (13.33%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) Python
2 4 (26.67%) R
3 2 (13.33%) C#
3 2 (13.33%) Java
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (80.00%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) PhD
3 1 (6.67%) A+ Certification
3 1 (6.67%) MBA
3 1 (6.67%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) IFRS
1 2 (13.33%) IFRS 9
2 1 (6.67%) Data Quality
2 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) IBM
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) VMware