Period
to 3 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Postgraduate qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 3 April 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 > South West
6 months to
3 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 189 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - +205
Contract jobs citing Postgraduate 3 0 0
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 0.061% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.17% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
England median daily rate £590 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +24.21% -5.00% +163.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £37.00 £17.82 £19.34
% change year-on-year +107.69% -7.89% -27.02%

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 West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South West
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,802 1,976 1,408
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 36.42% 31.61% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,121 1,170 802
Median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £227
90th Percentile £638 £613 £588
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 129 69
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +40.35% -25.97%
10th Percentile £19.00 £17.40 £17.23
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.24 £47.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £31.44 £24.00
% change year-on-year +11.34% +30.98% -15.04%

Postgraduate
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Postgraduate in the South West

Postgraduate
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Daily rate trend for Postgraduate in the South West

Postgraduate
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 6 months to 3 April 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
Devon - 2 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Postgraduate
England

For the 6 months to 3 April 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 South West region with a requirement for Postgraduate.

1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Python
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Data Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Freedom of Information
2 2 (66.67%) Data Extraction
2 2 (66.67%) R
2 2 (66.67%) Data Quality
2 2 (66.67%) Line Management
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
3 1 (33.33%) Military
3 1 (33.33%) Def Stans
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Thinking

Postgraduate
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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:

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Excel
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (33.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Research Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Software Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) Freedom of Information
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (66.67%) Data Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Data Extraction
2 2 (66.67%) Line Management
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Thinking
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Python
1 2 (66.67%) R
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) Data Quality
2 1 (33.33%) Def Stans
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft