The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Postgraduate qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 April 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 / South East
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 261 271 -
Rank change year-on-year +10 -  
Contract jobs citing Postgraduate 1 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.012% 0.062% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.046% 0.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Median daily rate - £215 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £225 -
% change year-on-year +55.55% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 the South East.

Academic & Professional Certification
South East
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2191 2728 2646
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 26.88% 27.98% 26.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1278 1704 1414
Median daily rate £411 £400 £377
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.75% +6.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £270 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +6.05% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 90 120
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.33 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.20% -5.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £31.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.83% +37.77%  

Postgraduate
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Postgraduate
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Postgraduate in the South East

Postgraduate
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Postgraduate in the South East

Postgraduate
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Postgraduate within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 April 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
Berkshire +19 1 - -
Postgraduate
England

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 South East region with a requirement for Postgraduate.

1 6 (100.00%) Degree
2 4 (66.67%) Mathematics
2 4 (66.67%) Stata
2 4 (66.67%) R
2 4 (66.67%) SAS
2 4 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (66.67%) Statistics
3 2 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 2 (33.33%) Rackspace
3 2 (33.33%) Big Data
3 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (33.33%) CMMI
3 2 (33.33%) ERP
3 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (33.33%) IBM
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) PMI
3 2 (33.33%) PMP
3 2 (33.33%) PMI Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 2 (33.33%) SoftLayer
3 2 (33.33%) Matrix Organization

Postgraduate
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (66.67%) SAS
2 1 (16.67%) Apache
2 1 (16.67%) Apache Spark
2 1 (16.67%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Stata
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (33.33%) IBM Cloud
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (33.33%) SoftLayer
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Big Data
2 1 (16.67%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (16.67%) GIS
2 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
2 1 (16.67%) QGIS
2 1 (16.67%) Spatial Data
2 1 (16.67%) Text Mining
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Data Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Statistical Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Engagement Manager
2 2 (33.33%) ERP Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Statistical Data Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Data Scientist
3 1 (16.67%) Spatial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (33.33%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (33.33%) PMI
2 2 (33.33%) Private Cloud
2 2 (33.33%) Public Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Mathematics
1 4 (66.67%) Statistics
2 2 (33.33%) CMMI
2 2 (33.33%) ERP
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Matrix Organization
2 2 (33.33%) Presales
2 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 2 (33.33%) Programme Management
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Resource Allocation
2 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (16.67%) Machine Learning
3 1 (16.67%) Spatial Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Time Series Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) R
2 1 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) PMI Certification
2 2 (33.33%) PMP
2 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) IBM
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) Rackspace