Period
to 19 January 2018

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 6 months to 19 January 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
England > South East
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 357 341 386
Rank change year-on-year -16 +45 -23
Contract jobs citing Postgraduate 12 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.073% 0.065% 0.011%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.33% 0.25% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 2
South East median daily rate £363 £145 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +150.00% -58.57% -34.88%
10th Percentile £212 £137 £318
90th Percentile £433 £178 £383
England median daily rate £400 £190 £475
% change year-on-year +110.53% -60.00% -11.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
South East median hourly rate £19.34 £83.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -76.77% - -
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 the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3,681 4,004 5,043
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.31% 25.98% 27.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,069 2,439 2,999
South East median daily rate £405 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.56% +0.63% +6.67%
10th Percentile £220 £257 £258
90th Percentile £563 £575 £530
England median daily rate £440 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +3.53% +4.87% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 220 258
South East median hourly rate £25.69 £23.27 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.42% -33.53% +105.88%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £48.88 £50.00 £57.50
England median hourly rate £23.50 £25.94 £26.00
% change year-on-year -9.40% -0.24% +36.84%

Postgraduate
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Postgraduate as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Postgraduate in the South East over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 19 January 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
Hampshire +1 9 £363 +150.00%
Thames Valley -13 2 £320 - 4
Berkshire -9 1 £390 - 4
Kent - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £250 -
Postgraduate
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 9 (75.00%) SAS
1 9 (75.00%) Statistics
1 9 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (75.00%) R
2 8 (66.67%) Degree
3 7 (58.33%) Mathematics
4 5 (41.67%) Stata
5 4 (33.33%) Big Data
6 3 (25.00%) Apache Spark
6 3 (25.00%) NoSQL
6 3 (25.00%) Regression Analysis
6 3 (25.00%) Machine Learning
6 3 (25.00%) QGIS
6 3 (25.00%) Spatial Data
6 3 (25.00%) Spatial Analysis
6 3 (25.00%) Geospatial Data
6 3 (25.00%) GIS
6 3 (25.00%) ArcGIS
6 3 (25.00%) SQL
6 3 (25.00%) Apache
6 3 (25.00%) Python
6 3 (25.00%) Text Mining
7 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (8.33%) SDLC
8 1 (8.33%) Analytics
8 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
8 1 (8.33%) Qualitative Research
8 1 (8.33%) Time Series Analysis
8 1 (8.33%) Line Management
8 1 (8.33%) Mentoring

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 9 (75.00%) SAS
2 3 (25.00%) Apache
2 3 (25.00%) Apache Spark
2 3 (25.00%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Stata
2 1 (8.33%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) Big Data
2 3 (25.00%) Geospatial Data
2 3 (25.00%) GIS
2 3 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (25.00%) QGIS
2 3 (25.00%) Spatial Data
2 3 (25.00%) Text Mining
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Spatial Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Statistical Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Statistician
3 2 (16.67%) Statistician
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Scrum Master
4 1 (8.33%) Designer
4 1 (8.33%) e-Learning Designer
4 1 (8.33%) GIS Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Instructional Designer
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum Master
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Designer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior UI Designer
4 1 (8.33%) UI Designer
4 1 (8.33%) User Experience Researcher
Miscellaneous
1 9 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) e-Learning
2 1 (8.33%) Learning Management System
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (8.33%) SCORM
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Statistics
2 7 (58.33%) Mathematics
3 3 (25.00%) Machine Learning
3 3 (25.00%) Regression Analysis
3 3 (25.00%) Spatial Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) Actionable Insight
5 1 (8.33%) Analytics
5 1 (8.33%) Collaborative Working
5 1 (8.33%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (8.33%) Line Management
5 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
5 1 (8.33%) Psychology
5 1 (8.33%) Qualitative Research
5 1 (8.33%) Quantitative Research
5 1 (8.33%) SDLC
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (8.33%) Time Series Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Usability Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) R
2 3 (25.00%) Python
2 3 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) Master's Degree
2 1 (8.33%) Numerate Degree
2 1 (8.33%) PhD
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Google