Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 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
England > London
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 618 609 593
Rank change year-on-year -9 -16 +9
Contract jobs citing Postgraduate 16 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.034% 0.013% 0.037%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.20% 0.078% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 7
London median daily rate £550 £463 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.92% -11.90% +44.83%
10th Percentile £400 £430 £353
90th Percentile £645 £495 £764
England median daily rate £425 £300 £475
% change year-on-year +41.67% -36.84% +26.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England 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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 7835 7708 7478
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.65% 17.16% 16.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5215 4974 4935
London median daily rate £475 £459 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.54% +1.94% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £258
90th Percentile £650 £638 £626
England median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 113 138
London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.23 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.20% -3.85% +12.68%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.60 £12.02
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.84 £46.90
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -1.96% +6.25% +26.32%

Postgraduate
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Postgraduate as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

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 6 months to 21 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 21 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
Central London - 3 £600 -
Postgraduate
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 London region with a requirement for Postgraduate.

1 15 (93.75%) Degree
2 10 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (56.25%) Finance
4 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
5 7 (43.75%) SQL
5 7 (43.75%) VBA
6 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
6 6 (37.50%) Statistics
6 6 (37.50%) Mathematics
6 6 (37.50%) Economics
6 6 (37.50%) Analytics
7 5 (31.25%) Big Data
7 5 (31.25%) Analytical Thinking
7 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
8 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (25.00%) Python
8 4 (25.00%) Legal
8 4 (25.00%) R
9 3 (18.75%) Data Protection
9 3 (18.75%) Quantitative Research
9 3 (18.75%) Project Management
9 3 (18.75%) SAS
10 2 (12.50%) ISEB
10 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
10 2 (12.50%) Fixed Income
10 2 (12.50%) Information Security
10 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
10 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
10 2 (12.50%) Asset Management
10 2 (12.50%) TOGAF

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 3 (18.75%) SAS
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) LAN
1 1 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) Big Data
2 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
General
1 9 (56.25%) Finance
2 4 (25.00%) Legal
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Marketing
3 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) Data Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Python Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Quantitative Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Business Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Credit Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Credit Risk Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Customer Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Data Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Data Scientist
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (6.25%) PMO Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Procurement Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Risk Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Data Scientist
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) User Experience Researcher
Miscellaneous
1 10 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
3 2 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (12.50%) Fixed Income
3 2 (12.50%) Freedom of Information
3 2 (12.50%) Freedom of Information Act
3 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.25%) Algorithms
4 1 (6.25%) CESG
4 1 (6.25%) Credit Risk
4 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
4 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Analytics
1 6 (37.50%) Economics
1 6 (37.50%) Mathematics
1 6 (37.50%) Statistics
2 5 (31.25%) Analytical Thinking
3 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (18.75%) Data Protection
4 3 (18.75%) Project Management
4 3 (18.75%) Quantitative Research
5 2 (12.50%) Asset Management
5 2 (12.50%) Coaching
5 2 (12.50%) Customer Analytics
5 2 (12.50%) Customer Insight
5 2 (12.50%) Data Analytics
5 2 (12.50%) Information Assurance
5 2 (12.50%) Information Security
5 2 (12.50%) Machine Learning
5 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 2 (12.50%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
1 7 (43.75%) VBA
2 4 (25.00%) Python
2 4 (25.00%) R
Qualifications
1 15 (93.75%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) ISEB
3 1 (6.25%) CCAB
3 1 (6.25%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (6.25%) CISM
3 1 (6.25%) CISSP
3 1 (6.25%) CITP
3 1 (6.25%) IISP
3 1 (6.25%) ISACA
3 1 (6.25%) MBCS
3 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) GDPR
1 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
1 1 (6.25%) PMO
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Ariba
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco
2 1 (6.25%) Google