Period
to 23 January 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 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.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 806 791 789
Rank change year-on-year -15 -2 0
Contract jobs citing MBA 62 61 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.062% 0.063% 0.072%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.33% 0.31% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 31 39
UK median daily rate £575 £600 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.17% +33.33% -
10th Percentile £229 £355 £362
90th Percentile £675 £813 £800
UK excluding London median daily rate £213 £638 £435
% change year-on-year -66.67% +46.55% +9.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
UK median hourly rate £85.00 £17.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +385.71% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £85.00 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year +385.71% - -

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 19,021 19,671 21,793
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.91% 20.47% 20.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,680 12,338 13,175
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £225 £250 £250
90th Percentile £620 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 838 874 1,039
UK median hourly rate £24.99 £25.94 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.65% -5.68% +44.74%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.38 £50.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.69 £27.25 £28.00
% change year-on-year -5.72% -2.68% +43.59%

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 January 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
Top 9 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 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
England -22 59 £575 -4.17% 56
London -31 36 £575 +6.98% 35
UK excluding London +5 22 £213 -66.67% 21
South East -28 13 £220 -67.41% 9
North of England +46 3 £211 -41.72% 3
South West +12 3 £335 - 1
North West - 3 £211 - 2
East of England - 2 - - 1
Scotland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 48 (77.42%) Degree
2 24 (38.71%) Finance
3 21 (33.87%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (25.81%) Project Management
5 15 (24.19%) Change Management
6 14 (22.58%) Computer Science
7 12 (19.35%) Master's Degree
8 11 (17.74%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (17.74%) Microsoft Excel
9 10 (16.13%) Six Sigma
9 10 (16.13%) Risk Management
9 10 (16.13%) Lean Six Sigma
9 10 (16.13%) Time Management
10 9 (14.52%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 9 (14.52%) User Experience
10 9 (14.52%) Business Analysis
10 9 (14.52%) PMI Certification
11 8 (12.90%) Marketing
12 7 (11.29%) CFA
12 7 (11.29%) Telecoms
12 7 (11.29%) Scrum
12 7 (11.29%) ITIL
13 6 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (9.68%) Process Improvement
13 6 (9.68%) Product Management
13 6 (9.68%) Microsoft
13 6 (9.68%) Cisco
13 6 (9.68%) Legal
13 6 (9.68%) Project Planning
14 5 (8.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint

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 (3.23%) SharePoint
1 2 (3.23%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.61%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (17.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (8.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (3.23%) Adobe After Effects
5 2 (3.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (3.23%) Adobe Premiere
5 2 (3.23%) InVision
5 2 (3.23%) MS Visio
5 2 (3.23%) Photoshop
6 1 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (4.84%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.84%) Office 365
2 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.23%) Cisco IPT
1 2 (3.23%) Intranet
1 2 (3.23%) IP Telephony
2 1 (1.61%) Firewall
2 1 (1.61%) Internet
2 1 (1.61%) NAS
2 1 (1.61%) SAN
2 1 (1.61%) Skype
2 1 (1.61%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.61%) WAN
2 1 (1.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (1.61%) Power BI
2 1 (1.61%) SAS EBI
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Axure RP
General
1 24 (38.71%) Finance
2 8 (12.90%) Marketing
3 7 (11.29%) Telecoms
4 6 (9.68%) Legal
5 5 (8.06%) Retail
6 4 (6.45%) Banking
6 4 (6.45%) Law
7 3 (4.84%) Investment Banking
7 3 (4.84%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (3.23%) Financial Institution
9 1 (1.61%) French Language
9 1 (1.61%) Front Office
9 1 (1.61%) German Language
9 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
9 1 (1.61%) Military
9 1 (1.61%) Multimedia
9 1 (1.61%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (14.52%) Analyst
1 9 (14.52%) Product Manager
1 9 (14.52%) Project Manager
2 7 (11.29%) Digital Product Manager
3 4 (6.45%) Excel Analyst
3 4 (6.45%) Programmer
3 4 (6.45%) SQL Analyst
3 4 (6.45%) SQL Programmer
4 3 (4.84%) Business Analyst
4 3 (4.84%) E-Commerce Manager
4 3 (4.84%) E-Commerce Product Manager
4 3 (4.84%) Programme Manager
4 3 (4.84%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (4.84%) Senior Business Analyst
4 3 (4.84%) Senior Manager
5 2 (3.23%) Designer
5 2 (3.23%) PMO Lead
5 2 (3.23%) PMO Manager
5 2 (3.23%) SharePoint Designer
5 2 (3.23%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.23%) .NET
1 2 (3.23%) AngularJS
1 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET
1 2 (3.23%) FpML
1 2 (3.23%) HTML
1 2 (3.23%) HTML5
2 1 (1.61%) JFC
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.58%) Computer Science
2 9 (14.52%) User Experience
3 6 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.45%) Fintech
4 4 (6.45%) Fixed Income
4 4 (6.45%) Hedge funds
4 4 (6.45%) PMI
4 4 (6.45%) Virtual Team
5 2 (3.23%) Derivative
5 2 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (3.23%) OTC Derivatives
5 2 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (3.23%) Video Editing
6 1 (1.61%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.61%) FMCG
6 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.23%) Windows
1 2 (3.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (33.87%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (25.81%) Project Management
3 15 (24.19%) Change Management
4 11 (17.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (16.13%) Lean Six Sigma
5 10 (16.13%) Risk Management
5 10 (16.13%) Six Sigma
5 10 (16.13%) Time Management
6 9 (14.52%) Business Analysis
7 7 (11.29%) ITIL
7 7 (11.29%) Scrum
8 6 (9.68%) Process Improvement
8 6 (9.68%) Product Management
8 6 (9.68%) Project Planning
9 5 (8.06%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (8.06%) Customer Requirements
9 5 (8.06%) DMAIC
9 5 (8.06%) Programme Management
9 5 (8.06%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (8.06%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.06%) SQL
2 4 (6.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 48 (77.42%) Degree
2 12 (19.35%) Master's Degree
3 9 (14.52%) PMI Certification
3 9 (14.52%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 7 (11.29%) CFA
5 5 (8.06%) PMP
6 4 (6.45%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
7 3 (4.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (3.23%) CIPD
8 2 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (3.23%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.61%) ACCA
9 1 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.61%) CCIE
9 1 (1.61%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 1 (1.61%) CCNP
9 1 (1.61%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (1.61%) CIMA
9 1 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.06%) PMO
2 4 (6.45%) QA
3 1 (1.61%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.61%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Virtual Desktop
Vendors
1 6 (9.68%) Cisco
1 6 (9.68%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.45%) Bloomberg
3 3 (4.84%) SAP
4 2 (3.23%) Adobe
4 2 (3.23%) Progress
5 1 (1.61%) Cognos
5 1 (1.61%) FIS
5 1 (1.61%) HP
5 1 (1.61%) IBM
5 1 (1.61%) Intel
5 1 (1.61%) Murex
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle
5 1 (1.61%) SunGard
5 1 (1.61%) Twitter