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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 573 610 589
Rank change year-on-year +37 -21  
Contract jobs citing MBA 32 38 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.071% 0.071% 0.067%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.34% 0.34% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 27 22
Median daily rate £500 £575 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.04% +45.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £373 £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £660 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £291 £575 £396
% change year-on-year -49.34% +45.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £31.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £31.70

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 9390 11207 10727
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.76% 20.82% 20.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5997 7009 6081
Median daily rate £420 £405 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +1.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 453 409 493
Median hourly rate £30.00 £36.51 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.83% +62.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.40 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

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 29 March 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 13 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 29 March 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 +46 31 £500 -13.04% 25
London +50 27 £500 +21.95% 17
Berkshire +29 2 £200 - 1
South East +17 2 £200 -46.66% 4
City of London -2 2 £550 -26.66% 3
Reading +13 1 - -
Yorkshire +10 1 £275 -57.69%
West Yorkshire +9 1 £275 -57.69%
Leeds -1 1 £275 -57.69%
South West -6 1 £500 -
Wiltshire - 1 £500 -
Swindon - 1 £500 -
Bracknell - 1 £200 - 1

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 41 (67.21%) Degree
2 36 (59.02%) Finance
3 16 (26.23%) C#
3 16 (26.23%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (24.59%) Computer Science
5 13 (21.31%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (19.67%) Banking
6 12 (19.67%) Project Management
7 11 (18.03%) Marketing
7 11 (18.03%) Analytics
8 10 (16.39%) Economics
8 10 (16.39%) Enterprise Architecture
8 10 (16.39%) Mathematics
8 10 (16.39%) Change Management
9 9 (14.75%) MVC
9 9 (14.75%) Telecoms
9 9 (14.75%) Legal
9 9 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (14.75%) Business Development
10 8 (13.11%) Oracle
10 8 (13.11%) CRM
11 7 (11.48%) PhD
11 7 (11.48%) RAD
11 7 (11.48%) HTML
11 7 (11.48%) Internet
11 7 (11.48%) Programme Management
11 7 (11.48%) Google
11 7 (11.48%) Business Analysis
11 7 (11.48%) Investment Banking
11 7 (11.48%) Financial Modelling

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 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (9.84%) MS Excel
1 6 (9.84%) Photoshop
2 3 (4.92%) MS Project
3 2 (3.28%) MS Office
3 2 (3.28%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (1.64%) Eloqua
2 1 (1.64%) Maximo
2 1 (1.64%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (1.64%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.48%) Internet
2 1 (1.64%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (1.64%) Cisco Wireless
2 1 (1.64%) IP Telephony
2 1 (1.64%) LAN
2 1 (1.64%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.64%) VLAN
2 1 (1.64%) WAN
2 1 (1.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.28%) Big Data
3 1 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.64%) Essbase
3 1 (1.64%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (1.64%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Power View
3 1 (1.64%) OLAP
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.64%) Power BI
3 1 (1.64%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Jenkins
General
1 36 (59.02%) Finance
2 12 (19.67%) Banking
3 11 (18.03%) Marketing
4 9 (14.75%) Legal
4 9 (14.75%) Telecoms
5 7 (11.48%) Investment Banking
6 6 (9.84%) Czech Language
6 6 (9.84%) Mandarin Language
6 6 (9.84%) Spanish Language
7 4 (6.56%) Front Office
8 3 (4.92%) Law
8 3 (4.92%) Retail
9 2 (3.28%) Electronics
9 2 (3.28%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (3.28%) Publishing
10 1 (1.64%) Advertising
10 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
10 1 (1.64%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 14 (22.95%) Developer
2 8 (13.11%) Analyst
2 8 (13.11%) C# Developer
3 7 (11.48%) Business Manager
3 7 (11.48%) Marketing Manager
3 7 (11.48%) Project Manager
4 6 (9.84%) Architect
5 5 (8.20%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 4 (6.56%) Consultant
6 4 (6.56%) Enterprise Architect
6 4 (6.56%) Programme Manager
6 4 (6.56%) Senior Manager
6 4 (6.56%) Senior Project Manager
7 3 (4.92%) Analyst Programmer
7 3 (4.92%) Financial Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Lead Architect
7 3 (4.92%) Programmer
7 3 (4.92%) Senior Programme Manager
7 3 (4.92%) Test Manager
8 2 (3.28%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.48%) HTML
2 6 (9.84%) CSS
2 6 (9.84%) CSS3
2 6 (9.84%) HTML5
2 6 (9.84%) jQuery
2 6 (9.84%) LESS
2 6 (9.84%) React
2 6 (9.84%) Sass
3 5 (8.20%) REST
4 3 (4.92%) .NET
4 3 (4.92%) Web Services
4 3 (4.92%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (26.23%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (24.59%) Computer Science
3 6 (9.84%) W3C
4 5 (8.20%) Equities
5 3 (4.92%) Derivative
5 3 (4.92%) Equity Derivative
5 3 (4.92%) Exotic Derivative
5 3 (4.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (4.92%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.28%) Data Centre
6 2 (3.28%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (3.28%) NHS
6 2 (3.28%) Smartphone
6 2 (3.28%) User Experience
6 2 (3.28%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.64%) Blog
7 1 (1.64%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.64%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.64%) Social Media
7 1 (1.64%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.92%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (21.31%) Stakeholder Management
2 12 (19.67%) Project Management
3 11 (18.03%) Analytics
4 10 (16.39%) Change Management
4 10 (16.39%) Economics
4 10 (16.39%) Enterprise Architecture
4 10 (16.39%) Mathematics
5 9 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (14.75%) Business Development
5 9 (14.75%) MVC
6 8 (13.11%) CRM
7 7 (11.48%) Business Analysis
7 7 (11.48%) Business Transformation
7 7 (11.48%) Data Architecture
7 7 (11.48%) Financial Modelling
7 7 (11.48%) Mathematical Modelling
7 7 (11.48%) Programme Management
7 7 (11.48%) RAD
8 6 (9.84%) Case Management
8 6 (9.84%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (26.23%) C#
2 6 (9.84%) JavaScript
2 6 (9.84%) SQL
3 4 (6.56%) VBA
4 3 (4.92%) C++
4 3 (4.92%) Java
4 3 (4.92%) Python
4 3 (4.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 41 (67.21%) Degree
2 7 (11.48%) PhD
3 3 (4.92%) CFA
4 2 (3.28%) CIMA
4 2 (3.28%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.64%) APMP
5 1 (1.64%) CCAB
5 1 (1.64%) CCIE
5 1 (1.64%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.64%) NVQ Level 4
5 1 (1.64%) PCI QSA
5 1 (1.64%) PMP
5 1 (1.64%) Postgraduate
5 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.64%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.64%) GAAP
2 1 (1.64%) GMP
2 1 (1.64%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.64%) PMO
2 1 (1.64%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (13.11%) Oracle
2 7 (11.48%) Google
3 6 (9.84%) HP
3 6 (9.84%) IBM
3 6 (9.84%) Microsoft
3 6 (9.84%) SAP
4 5 (8.20%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.64%) CA
5 1 (1.64%) Cisco
5 1 (1.64%) Facebook
5 1 (1.64%) Hyperion
5 1 (1.64%) Remedy
5 1 (1.64%) Siemens
5 1 (1.64%) Teradata
5 1 (1.64%) Twitter
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