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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 562 616 598
Rank change year-on-year +54 -18  
Contract jobs citing MBA 25 36 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.054% 0.068% 0.068%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.28% 0.31% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 24 17
Median daily rate £550 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £380 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £983 £693 £662
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £630 £250
% change year-on-year -18.65% +152.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8905 11622 10650
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.24% 21.90% 19.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5328 7267 6206
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 486 440 554
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.52 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.13 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

MBA
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing MBA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 25 June 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 17 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +38 25 £550 +10.00% 6
London -1 16 £550 +10.00% 5
South East +36 5 £975 +100.00% 1
Berkshire +19 2 - - 1
Hampshire +5 2 £988 +107.89%
East Midlands - 2 £550 -
North West - 2 £360 -
Southampton - 2 £988 -
Liverpool - 2 £360 -
Merseyside - 2 £360 -
Reading +13 1 - -
City of London +1 1 - - 1
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Derby - 1 £550 -
Derbyshire - 1 £550 -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £475 -

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 32 (56.14%) Finance
2 28 (49.12%) Degree
3 17 (29.82%) Stakeholder Management
3 17 (29.82%) C#
4 12 (21.05%) Banking
4 12 (21.05%) Financial Modelling
5 11 (19.30%) Mathematics
6 10 (17.54%) Oracle
7 9 (15.79%) Retail
7 9 (15.79%) MVC
7 9 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (14.04%) Test Automation
8 8 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (14.04%) SQL
8 8 (14.04%) RAD
8 8 (14.04%) Mathematical Modelling
9 7 (12.28%) ITIL
9 7 (12.28%) Project Management
9 7 (12.28%) Legal
9 7 (12.28%) Computer Science
9 7 (12.28%) CFA
10 6 (10.53%) Wealth Management
10 6 (10.53%) Czech Language
10 6 (10.53%) Software Engineering
10 6 (10.53%) Migration
10 6 (10.53%) jQuery
10 6 (10.53%) HTML5
10 6 (10.53%) REST
10 6 (10.53%) CSS3
10 6 (10.53%) Sass

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:

Applications
1 6 (10.53%) Photoshop
2 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (3.51%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (7.02%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (7.02%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (5.26%) Oracle Assets
2 3 (5.26%) Oracle Cash Management
2 3 (5.26%) Oracle iProcurement
2 3 (5.26%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (5.26%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (1.75%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (1.75%) Maximo
4 1 (1.75%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (1.75%) SAP BPC
4 1 (1.75%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) Big Data
2 3 (5.26%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.51%) Essbase
3 2 (3.51%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.75%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Power View
4 1 (1.75%) OLAP
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.75%) Power BI
4 1 (1.75%) QlikView
4 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.75%) JIRA
General
1 32 (56.14%) Finance
2 12 (21.05%) Banking
3 9 (15.79%) Retail
4 7 (12.28%) Legal
5 6 (10.53%) Czech Language
6 5 (8.77%) Front Office
7 4 (7.02%) Investment Banking
8 3 (5.26%) General Ledger
8 3 (5.26%) Marketing
9 2 (3.51%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (1.75%) Advertising
10 1 (1.75%) Electronics
10 1 (1.75%) Games
10 1 (1.75%) Law
10 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
10 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (26.32%) Developer
2 11 (19.30%) Analyst
3 9 (15.79%) C# Developer
4 6 (10.53%) Programme Manager
4 6 (10.53%) Senior Manager
5 5 (8.77%) Consultant
5 5 (8.77%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 5 (8.77%) Senior Programme Manager
6 4 (7.02%) Banking Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Credit Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Technical Advisor
7 3 (5.26%) Analyst Programmer
7 3 (5.26%) Programmer
7 3 (5.26%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.26%) Strategy Consultant
8 2 (3.51%) Business Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) C# Software Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Senior C# Software Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Software Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.53%) CSS
1 6 (10.53%) CSS3
1 6 (10.53%) HTML
1 6 (10.53%) HTML5
1 6 (10.53%) jQuery
1 6 (10.53%) LESS
1 6 (10.53%) React
1 6 (10.53%) REST
1 6 (10.53%) Sass
2 3 (5.26%) .NET
2 3 (5.26%) Web Services
2 3 (5.26%) WPF
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (12.28%) Computer Science
3 6 (10.53%) Equities
3 6 (10.53%) W3C
4 4 (7.02%) Credit Risk
5 3 (5.26%) Derivative
5 3 (5.26%) Equity Derivative
5 3 (5.26%) Exotic Derivative
5 3 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.51%) NHS
6 2 (3.51%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.75%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.75%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.75%) Life Science
7 1 (1.75%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.75%) Replication
7 1 (1.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (29.82%) Stakeholder Management
2 12 (21.05%) Financial Modelling
3 11 (19.30%) Mathematics
4 9 (15.79%) MVC
5 8 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (14.04%) Mathematical Modelling
5 8 (14.04%) RAD
5 8 (14.04%) Test Automation
6 7 (12.28%) ITIL
6 7 (12.28%) Project Management
7 6 (10.53%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 6 (10.53%) DNA
7 6 (10.53%) Line Management
7 6 (10.53%) Migration
7 6 (10.53%) Quantitative Research
7 6 (10.53%) Software Engineering
7 6 (10.53%) Wealth Management
8 5 (8.77%) Front End Development
8 5 (8.77%) Matrix Organization
8 5 (8.77%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (29.82%) C#
2 8 (14.04%) SQL
3 6 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.02%) VBA
5 3 (5.26%) C++
5 3 (5.26%) Java
5 3 (5.26%) Python
5 3 (5.26%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.75%) C
6 1 (1.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (49.12%) Degree
2 7 (12.28%) CFA
3 6 (10.53%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (7.02%) OCP
4 4 (7.02%) Oracle Certification
4 4 (7.02%) Postgraduate
5 3 (5.26%) Master's Degree
5 3 (5.26%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (1.75%) APMP
6 1 (1.75%) CCAB
6 1 (1.75%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (1.75%) CIMA
6 1 (1.75%) NVQ Level 4
6 1 (1.75%) PhD
6 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.75%) GAAP
1 1 (1.75%) GAMP
1 1 (1.75%) PMO
1 1 (1.75%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (17.54%) Oracle
2 5 (8.77%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.26%) SAP
4 2 (3.51%) Hyperion
5 1 (1.75%) Anaplan
5 1 (1.75%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.75%) IBM
5 1 (1.75%) Murex
5 1 (1.75%) Remedy
5 1 (1.75%) Siemens
5 1 (1.75%) Sophis
5 1 (1.75%) Sybase
5 1 (1.75%) Teradata