Period
to 25 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Postgraduate qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 25 May 2020 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 > North West
6 months to
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 145 203 220
Rank change year-on-year +58 +17 -
Contract jobs citing Postgraduate 6 1 1
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 0.20% 0.019% 0.017%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.74% 0.11% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
England median daily rate £590 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +24.21% - +35.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £50.00 - £55.00
England median hourly rate £50.00 £17.82 £38.75
% change year-on-year +180.66% -54.03% +134.42%

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 the North West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North West
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 812 881 1,063
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 26.78% 17.00% 18.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 460 519 617
Median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +0.59%
10th Percentile £189 £192 £208
90th Percentile £676 £626 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 78 65
Median hourly rate £42.00 £36.87 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.91% +5.35% -12.50%
10th Percentile £18.55 £17.32 £14.68
90th Percentile £56.55 £53.75 £67.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.40 £25.00
% change year-on-year +4.79% +33.60% -16.67%

Postgraduate
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Postgraduate as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Postgraduate in the North West

Postgraduate
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Postgraduate in the North West.

Daily rate trend for Postgraduate in the North West

Postgraduate
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Postgraduate in the North West.

Hourly rate trend for Postgraduate in the North West

Postgraduate
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Postgraduate within the North West region over the 6 months to 25 May 2020. 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
Cumbria - 6 - -
Postgraduate
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2020, 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 North West region with a requirement for Postgraduate.

1 6 (100.00%) Degree
1 6 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 6 (100.00%) Requirements Gathering
2 5 (83.33%) Technical Leadership
2 5 (83.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (83.33%) Data Migration
2 5 (83.33%) Data Modelling
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) Workflow
2 5 (83.33%) Migration
3 4 (66.67%) ETL
4 3 (50.00%) SQL
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (50.00%) Data Management
4 3 (50.00%) Data Analysis
4 3 (50.00%) Data Validation
4 3 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (50.00%) Validation
4 3 (50.00%) Data Architecture
4 3 (50.00%) Data Quality
4 3 (50.00%) Kimball Methodology
4 3 (50.00%) Inmon Methodology
4 3 (50.00%) Metadata Management
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (33.33%) Power Platform
5 2 (33.33%) Power BI
5 2 (33.33%) QlikView
5 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (16.67%) SAP

Postgraduate
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Power Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (33.33%) Power BI
2 2 (33.33%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Data Warehouse Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Applications Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Requirements Gathering
2 5 (83.33%) Data Migration
2 5 (83.33%) Data Modelling
2 5 (83.33%) Migration
2 5 (83.33%) Technical Leadership
2 5 (83.33%) Workflow
3 4 (66.67%) ETL
4 3 (50.00%) Data Analysis
4 3 (50.00%) Data Architecture
4 3 (50.00%) Data Management
4 3 (50.00%) Data Validation
4 3 (50.00%) Inmon Methodology
4 3 (50.00%) Kimball Methodology
4 3 (50.00%) Metadata Management
4 3 (50.00%) Validation
5 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
6 1 (16.67%) SAP Security
6 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Degree
1 6 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) SAP