Period
to 23 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for MBA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 April 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.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
UK
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 808 779 822
Rank change year-on-year -29 +43 -39
Contract jobs citing MBA 69 59 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.068% 0.064% 0.066%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.36% 0.31% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 30 45
UK median daily rate £540 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £219 £285 £346
90th Percentile £715 £814 £683
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £525 £563
% change year-on-year -32.38% -6.67% +42.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
UK median hourly rate £53.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £85.00 - -

MBA 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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 19,368 18,843 22,562
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.16% 20.48% 21.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,659 11,929 13,956
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £238 £252 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £386
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.76% +2.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 860 928 901
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £29.92 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.79% +3.17% +45.00%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.51 £52.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.92 £32.50
% change year-on-year -16.44% -7.94% +60.49%

MBA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing MBA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for MBA in the UK

MBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MBA in the UK

MBA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MBA over the 6 months to 23 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MBA in the UK

MBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MBA in the UK

MBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MBA over the 6 months to 23 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MBA in the UK

MBA
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MBA within the UK over the 6 months to 23 April 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
England -29 65 £540 +8.00% 41
London -47 45 £575 +15.00% 25
UK excluding London -44 22 £355 -32.38% 17
South East -22 10 £400 -40.74% 7
North of England +6 6 £211 -23.18% 3
North West - 6 £211 - 3
Scotland - 3 - - 1
East of England - 2 £575 - 1
Midlands -8 1 - - 5
West Midlands - 1 - - 4

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing MBA 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 with a requirement for MBA.

1 56 (81.16%) Degree
2 37 (53.62%) Finance
3 22 (31.88%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (28.99%) Project Management
5 17 (24.64%) Problem-Solving
6 16 (23.19%) Master's Degree
6 16 (23.19%) PMI Certification
6 16 (23.19%) Computer Science
6 16 (23.19%) Marketing
7 15 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (17.39%) SQL
8 12 (17.39%) Microsoft Excel
9 11 (15.94%) Legal
10 10 (14.49%) Change Management
10 10 (14.49%) Retail
10 10 (14.49%) Scrum
10 10 (14.49%) ITIL
10 10 (14.49%) Cisco
10 10 (14.49%) PMI
11 9 (13.04%) Analytics
11 9 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (13.04%) Project Planning
12 8 (11.59%) Business Analysis
12 8 (11.59%) Time Management
12 8 (11.59%) Java
12 8 (11.59%) Fixed Income
12 8 (11.59%) Risk Management
13 7 (10.14%) PMP
13 7 (10.14%) Microsoft
13 7 (10.14%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt

MBA
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (5.80%) Confluence
2 2 (2.90%) SAS
2 2 (2.90%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.45%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (17.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (8.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (5.80%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.90%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.45%) G Suite
1 1 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (1.45%) IaaS
1 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.25%) Internet
2 4 (5.80%) Unified Communications
2 4 (5.80%) WAN
2 4 (5.80%) Wireless
3 2 (2.90%) Cisco IPT
3 2 (2.90%) Firewall
3 2 (2.90%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.45%) LAN
4 1 (1.45%) NAS
4 1 (1.45%) Network Security
4 1 (1.45%) SAN
4 1 (1.45%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.45%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (1.45%) Power BI
2 1 (1.45%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.45%) SAS EBI
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (7.25%) JIRA
2 4 (5.80%) Zephyr
3 2 (2.90%) Artifactory
3 2 (2.90%) TeamCity
General
1 37 (53.62%) Finance
2 16 (23.19%) Marketing
3 11 (15.94%) Legal
4 10 (14.49%) Retail
5 6 (8.70%) Telecoms
6 4 (5.80%) Banking
6 4 (5.80%) Front Office
6 4 (5.80%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (4.35%) Back Office
7 3 (4.35%) Financial Institution
7 3 (4.35%) Law
7 3 (4.35%) Multimedia
8 1 (1.45%) French Language
8 1 (1.45%) General Ledger
8 1 (1.45%) German Language
8 1 (1.45%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.45%) Publishing
8 1 (1.45%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (20.29%) Analyst
2 10 (14.49%) Project Manager
3 5 (7.25%) Architect
3 5 (7.25%) Contracts Manager
3 5 (7.25%) Excel Analyst
3 5 (7.25%) Product Manager
3 5 (7.25%) Programmer
3 5 (7.25%) SQL Analyst
3 5 (7.25%) SQL Programmer
4 4 (5.80%) Business Analyst
5 3 (4.35%) Business Manager
5 3 (4.35%) Change Manager
5 3 (4.35%) Commercial Manager
5 3 (4.35%) E-Commerce Manager
5 3 (4.35%) E-Commerce Product Manager
5 3 (4.35%) Network Architect
5 3 (4.35%) Programme Manager
5 3 (4.35%) Python Programmer
5 3 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (2.90%) Digital Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.80%) J2EE
1 4 (5.80%) Web Services
2 3 (4.35%) FpML
3 2 (2.90%) LDAP
3 2 (2.90%) Middleware
4 1 (1.45%) MXNet
4 1 (1.45%) TensorFlow
4 1 (1.45%) Theano
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.19%) Computer Science
2 15 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (14.49%) PMI
4 8 (11.59%) Fixed Income
5 6 (8.70%) Fintech
5 6 (8.70%) Virtual Team
6 5 (7.25%) Hedge funds
7 4 (5.80%) Management Information System
8 3 (4.35%) Equities
9 2 (2.90%) Data Centre
9 2 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (2.90%) Machine to Machine
9 2 (2.90%) Mainframe
9 2 (2.90%) Mobile App
9 2 (2.90%) User Experience
9 2 (2.90%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (1.45%) Algorithms
10 1 (1.45%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (1.45%) Digital Currency
10 1 (1.45%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.80%) Windows
2 2 (2.90%) Android
2 2 (2.90%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.90%) Linux
2 2 (2.90%) Unix
2 2 (2.90%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (31.88%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (28.99%) Project Management
3 17 (24.64%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (14.49%) Change Management
4 10 (14.49%) ITIL
4 10 (14.49%) Scrum
5 9 (13.04%) Analytics
5 9 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (13.04%) Project Planning
6 8 (11.59%) Business Analysis
6 8 (11.59%) Risk Management
6 8 (11.59%) Time Management
7 7 (10.14%) Business Transformation
7 7 (10.14%) Presales
7 7 (10.14%) Process Improvement
8 6 (8.70%) Business Development
8 6 (8.70%) Lean Six Sigma
8 6 (8.70%) Matrix Organization
8 6 (8.70%) Product Management
8 6 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.39%) SQL
2 8 (11.59%) Java
3 6 (8.70%) Python
4 2 (2.90%) Apple Swift
4 2 (2.90%) Objective-C
5 1 (1.45%) MATLAB
5 1 (1.45%) R
5 1 (1.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 56 (81.16%) Degree
2 16 (23.19%) Master's Degree
2 16 (23.19%) PMI Certification
3 7 (10.14%) PMP
3 7 (10.14%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 7 (10.14%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
4 6 (8.70%) CFA
5 4 (5.80%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (4.35%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 3 (4.35%) CCNP
7 2 (2.90%) CCNA
7 2 (2.90%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (2.90%) Postgraduate
7 2 (2.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.45%) ACCA
8 1 (1.45%) CCIE
8 1 (1.45%) CIMA
8 1 (1.45%) PhD
8 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.45%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.70%) QA
2 4 (5.80%) PMO
3 2 (2.90%) GDPR
3 2 (2.90%) ISO 8583
4 1 (1.45%) GCP
4 1 (1.45%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (14.49%) Cisco
2 7 (10.14%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.25%) Bloomberg
3 5 (7.25%) Oracle
4 2 (2.90%) Progress
4 2 (2.90%) SAP
5 1 (1.45%) CA
5 1 (1.45%) Cognos
5 1 (1.45%) F5
5 1 (1.45%) FIS
5 1 (1.45%) ForeScout
5 1 (1.45%) HP
5 1 (1.45%) IBM
5 1 (1.45%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.45%) Murex
5 1 (1.45%) SunGard
5 1 (1.45%) Tableau