Period
to 23 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 797 829 832
Rank change year-on-year +32 +3 -11
Contract jobs citing MBA 90 54 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.087% 0.054% 0.062%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.47% 0.29% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 19 42
UK median daily rate £425 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% - +13.64%
10th Percentile £324 £349 £401
90th Percentile £705 £918 £773
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £438 £600
% change year-on-year -10.29% -27.08% +45.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
UK median hourly rate £37.75 £31.01 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.73% +77.20% -17.68%
10th Percentile £33.00 £28.33 £16.25
90th Percentile £45.63 £33.69 £18.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.75 - £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 19,188 18,805 22,307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.55% 18.77% 21.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,341 11,479 13,861
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £245 £225 £240
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.58% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 952 915 829
UK median hourly rate £24.98 £27.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.16% +3.77% +10.42%
10th Percentile £12.55 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +10.00%

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 October 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 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MBA in the UK

MBA
Top 12 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 October 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 +31 85 £420 -16.00% 20
UK excluding London +19 51 £393 -10.29% 9
London -2 35 £563 +2.27% 12
South East -5 19 £388 -60.26% 4
North of England +2 16 £386 +7.29%
North West +1 15 £388 +7.64%
Midlands -6 6 - - 1
South West -14 6 £456 +36.19%
West Midlands - 6 - - 1
East of England +12 2 £625 - 3
Scotland -19 2 £575 - 1
North East - 1 £300 -

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 80 (88.89%) Degree
2 28 (31.11%) Project Management
3 27 (30.00%) Finance
4 26 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (28.89%) Master's Degree
5 23 (25.56%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (25.56%) Marketing
6 22 (24.44%) Problem-Solving
7 18 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 18 (20.00%) Analytics
8 15 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (15.56%) Telecoms
9 14 (15.56%) Microsoft Excel
9 14 (15.56%) Computer Science
10 13 (14.44%) Business Analysis
11 12 (13.33%) Time Management
11 12 (13.33%) CRM
12 10 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (11.11%) PMI Certification
12 10 (11.11%) Social Media
12 10 (11.11%) SDLC
13 9 (10.00%) Analytical Thinking
13 9 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
13 9 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (10.00%) PMP
13 9 (10.00%) SQL
13 9 (10.00%) Management Information System
14 8 (8.89%) SEO
14 8 (8.89%) Risk Management
14 8 (8.89%) ERP

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 6 (6.67%) Drupal
2 5 (5.56%) CMS
3 1 (1.11%) Confluence
3 1 (1.11%) SAS
Applications
1 14 (15.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (3.33%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (2.22%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (2.22%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.11%) SAP HCM
2 1 (1.11%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.44%) IaaS
1 4 (4.44%) PaaS
1 4 (4.44%) SaaS
2 3 (3.33%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.11%) G Suite
3 1 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.11%) Office 365
3 1 (1.11%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.33%) Firewall
1 3 (3.33%) LAN
1 3 (3.33%) Network Security
1 3 (3.33%) Skype
1 3 (3.33%) Unified Communications
1 3 (3.33%) WAN
1 3 (3.33%) Wireless
2 2 (2.22%) DWDM
2 2 (2.22%) Internet
2 2 (2.22%) WLAN
3 1 (1.11%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.56%) Big Data
2 1 (1.11%) Qlik Sense
2 1 (1.11%) QlikView
2 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (4.44%) JIRA
2 2 (2.22%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.11%) Ant
3 1 (1.11%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.11%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.11%) JUnit
3 1 (1.11%) Rational Team Concert
3 1 (1.11%) Subversion
3 1 (1.11%) VersionOne
General
1 27 (30.00%) Finance
2 23 (25.56%) Marketing
3 14 (15.56%) Telecoms
4 6 (6.67%) Legal
4 6 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (5.56%) Banking
6 4 (4.44%) Advertising
6 4 (4.44%) Retail
7 2 (2.22%) Billing
7 2 (2.22%) Electronics
7 2 (2.22%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.11%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (1.11%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.11%) Front Office
8 1 (1.11%) Games
8 1 (1.11%) German Language
8 1 (1.11%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.11%) Law
8 1 (1.11%) Private Banking
8 1 (1.11%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (24.44%) Analyst
2 12 (13.33%) Business Analyst
3 10 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 6 (6.67%) Business Manager
4 6 (6.67%) Consultant
4 6 (6.67%) Marketing Manager
5 5 (5.56%) Architect
5 5 (5.56%) Channel Marketing Manager
6 4 (4.44%) Applications Architect
6 4 (4.44%) Delivery Manager
6 4 (4.44%) Digital Project Manager
6 4 (4.44%) Procurement Manager
6 4 (4.44%) Senior Manager
6 4 (4.44%) Senior Project Manager
7 3 (3.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 3 (3.33%) IT Manager
7 3 (3.33%) Network Specialist
7 3 (3.33%) Strategy Manager
7 3 (3.33%) Technical Manager
7 3 (3.33%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.22%) Web Services
2 1 (1.11%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.11%) HTML
2 1 (1.11%) HTML5
2 1 (1.11%) LDAP
2 1 (1.11%) Middleware
2 1 (1.11%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 23 (25.56%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (15.56%) Computer Science
3 10 (11.11%) Social Media
4 9 (10.00%) Management Information System
5 7 (7.78%) PMI
5 7 (7.78%) User Experience
6 2 (2.22%) Digital Currency
6 2 (2.22%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.22%) Machine to Machine
6 2 (2.22%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.22%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (2.22%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.11%) Biotechnology
7 1 (1.11%) Blog
7 1 (1.11%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.11%) Fintech
7 1 (1.11%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.11%) Mobile Games
7 1 (1.11%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.11%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.22%) Android
1 2 (2.22%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.11%) Linux
2 1 (1.11%) Windows
2 1 (1.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (31.11%) Project Management
2 26 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (24.44%) Problem-Solving
4 18 (20.00%) Analytics
5 15 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (14.44%) Business Analysis
7 12 (13.33%) CRM
7 12 (13.33%) Time Management
8 10 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (11.11%) SDLC
9 9 (10.00%) Analytical Thinking
9 9 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
9 9 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (8.89%) Coaching
10 8 (8.89%) Critical Thinking
10 8 (8.89%) ERP
10 8 (8.89%) Matrix Organization
10 8 (8.89%) Requirements Analysis
10 8 (8.89%) Risk Management
10 8 (8.89%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.00%) SQL
2 4 (4.44%) Java
3 3 (3.33%) R
4 2 (2.22%) Apple Swift
4 2 (2.22%) C
4 2 (2.22%) Objective-C
5 1 (1.11%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.11%) MATLAB
5 1 (1.11%) Python
5 1 (1.11%) Scala
5 1 (1.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 80 (88.89%) Degree
2 26 (28.89%) Master's Degree
3 10 (11.11%) PMI Certification
4 9 (10.00%) PMP
5 5 (5.56%) CIMA
5 5 (5.56%) Security Cleared
6 3 (3.33%) ACCA
6 3 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (3.33%) CISSP
7 2 (2.22%) Postgraduate
7 2 (2.22%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.11%) CCIE
8 1 (1.11%) CCNP
8 1 (1.11%) CEH
8 1 (1.11%) CFA
8 1 (1.11%) MCITP
8 1 (1.11%) MCSA
8 1 (1.11%) MCSE
8 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.11%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.44%) QA
2 3 (3.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.22%) GDPR
3 2 (2.22%) ISO 8583
3 2 (2.22%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 18 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.67%) Oracle
3 5 (5.56%) Google
4 4 (4.44%) Tableau
5 3 (3.33%) Cisco
5 3 (3.33%) ForeScout
5 3 (3.33%) SAP
6 2 (2.22%) CA
6 2 (2.22%) Marketo
7 1 (1.11%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.11%) F5
7 1 (1.11%) Facebook
7 1 (1.11%) IBM
7 1 (1.11%) Salesforce.com