Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 838 819 814
Rank change year-on-year -19 -5 -12
Contract jobs citing MBA 58 67 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.056% 0.064% 0.070%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.30% 0.31% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 42 38
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.94% -3.33%
10th Percentile £332 £414 £250
90th Percentile £650 £798 £813
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £600 £418
% change year-on-year -36.67% +43.71% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
UK median hourly rate £31.01 £17.50 £19.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.20% -10.33% -
10th Percentile £28.33 £16.25 £18.76
90th Percentile £33.69 £18.75 £20.27
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £17.50 -

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 19282 21637 22697
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.71% 20.61% 19.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 11828 13510 13678
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £220 £244 £244
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +3.23% +0.65% +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 904 874 1093
UK median hourly rate £25.69 £25.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.23% +3.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.00 £25.06
% change year-on-year +1.85% +7.74% +31.89%

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 24 November 2017.

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
Top 11 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 24 November 2017. 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 -19 55 £500 - 20
London -12 35 £525 +5.00% 15
UK excluding London +24 19 £380 -36.67% 5
South East -10 9 £475 -20.83% 2
North of England +57 3 £360 -20.00% 1
South West 0 3 £335 -
North West - 3 £360 - 1
East of England 0 2 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
Midlands - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MBA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for MBA.

1 36 (62.07%) Degree
2 19 (32.76%) Finance
3 16 (27.59%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (22.41%) Change Management
5 12 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (15.52%) Project Management
6 9 (15.52%) Retail
6 9 (15.52%) Computer Science
6 9 (15.52%) User Experience
7 8 (13.79%) Master's Degree
7 8 (13.79%) Marketing
7 8 (13.79%) Programme Management
7 8 (13.79%) Banking
8 7 (12.07%) CFA
8 7 (12.07%) Time Management
8 7 (12.07%) ITIL
8 7 (12.07%) PRINCE2
8 7 (12.07%) Scrum
8 7 (12.07%) Product Management
9 6 (10.34%) Financial Modelling
9 6 (10.34%) Lean Six Sigma
9 6 (10.34%) Telecoms
9 6 (10.34%) Six Sigma
10 5 (8.62%) Cisco
10 5 (8.62%) Microsoft
10 5 (8.62%) ERP
10 5 (8.62%) Risk Management
10 5 (8.62%) Legal
10 5 (8.62%) Credit Risk

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 2 (3.45%) SharePoint
1 2 (3.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (6.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (3.45%) Adobe After Effects
2 2 (3.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (3.45%) Adobe Premiere
2 2 (3.45%) InVision
2 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (3.45%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (3.45%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.72%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.17%) Office 365
2 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.72%) G Suite
3 1 (1.72%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.72%) IaaS
3 1 (1.72%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) Cisco IPT
1 2 (3.45%) Intranet
1 2 (3.45%) IP Telephony
2 1 (1.72%) Firewall
2 1 (1.72%) Skype
2 1 (1.72%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.72%) WAN
2 1 (1.72%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Axure RP
General
1 19 (32.76%) Finance
2 9 (15.52%) Retail
3 8 (13.79%) Banking
3 8 (13.79%) Marketing
4 6 (10.34%) Telecoms
5 5 (8.62%) Legal
6 3 (5.17%) Law
6 3 (5.17%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (3.45%) Financial Institution
7 2 (3.45%) Games
7 2 (3.45%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.72%) General Ledger
8 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.72%) Military
8 1 (1.72%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 10 (17.24%) Analyst
2 8 (13.79%) Product Manager
3 6 (10.34%) Digital Product Manager
3 6 (10.34%) Programme Manager
3 6 (10.34%) Senior Manager
4 5 (8.62%) Banking Analyst
4 5 (8.62%) Credit Analyst
5 4 (6.90%) Senior Programme Manager
6 3 (5.17%) Consultant
6 3 (5.17%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.17%) Technical Advisor
7 2 (3.45%) Architect
7 2 (3.45%) Business Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) E-Commerce Manager
7 2 (3.45%) PMO Manager
7 2 (3.45%) Portfolio Manager
7 2 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Senior Business Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Senior Project Manager
7 2 (3.45%) Supply Chain Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.45%) .NET
1 2 (3.45%) AngularJS
1 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET
1 2 (3.45%) HTML
1 2 (3.45%) HTML5
2 1 (1.72%) JFC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (15.52%) Computer Science
2 9 (15.52%) User Experience
3 5 (8.62%) Credit Risk
4 2 (3.45%) Derivative
4 2 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (3.45%) OTC Derivatives
4 2 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.45%) Video Editing
4 2 (3.45%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.72%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (1.72%) FMCG
5 1 (1.72%) Life Science
5 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.72%) PlayStation
5 1 (1.72%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.45%) Windows
1 2 (3.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (27.59%) Stakeholder Management
2 13 (22.41%) Change Management
3 9 (15.52%) Project Management
4 8 (13.79%) Programme Management
5 7 (12.07%) ITIL
5 7 (12.07%) PRINCE2
5 7 (12.07%) Product Management
5 7 (12.07%) Scrum
5 7 (12.07%) Time Management
6 6 (10.34%) Financial Modelling
6 6 (10.34%) Lean Six Sigma
6 6 (10.34%) Six Sigma
7 5 (8.62%) Customer Requirements
7 5 (8.62%) DMAIC
7 5 (8.62%) ERP
7 5 (8.62%) Matrix Organization
7 5 (8.62%) Risk Management
7 5 (8.62%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 5 (8.62%) User Stories
Qualifications
1 36 (62.07%) Degree
2 8 (13.79%) Master's Degree
3 7 (12.07%) CFA
4 5 (8.62%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 3 (5.17%) Postgraduate
6 2 (3.45%) CIPD
6 2 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (3.45%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.72%) CCIE
7 1 (1.72%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 1 (1.72%) CCNP
7 1 (1.72%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.72%) OCP
7 1 (1.72%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) QA
2 3 (5.17%) PMO
3 1 (1.72%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.72%) GAMP
3 1 (1.72%) GCP
3 1 (1.72%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) Virtual Desktop
Vendors
1 5 (8.62%) Cisco
1 5 (8.62%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.45%) Adobe
2 2 (3.45%) Progress
2 2 (3.45%) SAP
3 1 (1.72%) Google
3 1 (1.72%) Intel
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle
3 1 (1.72%) Remedy
3 1 (1.72%) Twitter