Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 809 786 831
Rank change year-on-year -23 +45 -1
Contract jobs citing MBA 82 54 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.079% 0.057% 0.066%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.42% 0.29% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 22 50
UK median daily rate £505 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% -9.09% +28.65%
10th Percentile £293 £309 £358
90th Percentile £710 £800 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £488 £625
% change year-on-year -18.97% -22.00% +57.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
UK median hourly rate £37.75 £31.01 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.73% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 - -

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 19,459 18,762 23,702
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.80% 19.75% 21.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,574 11,537 14,840
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +0.63%
10th Percentile £243 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £593 £591
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 947 959 845
UK median hourly rate £24.55 £30.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.17% +7.14% +24.44%
10th Percentile £12.63 £12.17 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.59
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.75 £31.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year -18.25% +10.53% +26.67%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 18 July 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 -17 77 £505 +1.00% 31
London -30 43 £575 +15.00% 21
UK excluding London +1 37 £395 -18.97% 11
South East -10 13 £388 -60.26% 7
North of England -12 13 £384 +6.60%
North West -16 12 £395 +9.72%
Midlands -5 4 - -
West Midlands - 4 - -
Scotland - 3 - - 1
South West +6 2 £438 -12.50% 1
East of England - 2 £575 - 2
North East - 1 £300 -

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 66 (80.49%) Degree
2 37 (45.12%) Finance
3 34 (41.46%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (35.37%) Project Management
5 24 (29.27%) Master's Degree
6 23 (28.05%) Problem-Solving
7 21 (25.61%) Marketing
7 21 (25.61%) Analytical Skills
8 17 (20.73%) Computer Science
8 17 (20.73%) PMI Certification
8 17 (20.73%) SQL
9 16 (19.51%) Scrum
9 16 (19.51%) Analytics
10 12 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (14.63%) Java
10 12 (14.63%) PMI
11 11 (13.41%) Business Analysis
12 10 (12.20%) PMP
12 10 (12.20%) Microsoft
12 10 (12.20%) Microsoft Excel
12 10 (12.20%) Management Information System
12 10 (12.20%) Legal
12 10 (12.20%) SDLC
12 10 (12.20%) Matrix Organization
13 9 (10.98%) Service Delivery
13 9 (10.98%) ITIL
13 9 (10.98%) Cisco
13 9 (10.98%) JIRA
13 9 (10.98%) Time Management
14 8 (9.76%) Digital Marketing

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 5 (6.10%) Confluence
2 4 (4.88%) Drupal
3 3 (3.66%) CMS
4 2 (2.44%) SAS
5 1 (1.22%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (12.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (7.32%) MS Visio
3 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (4.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (2.44%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.66%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.22%) G Suite
2 1 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.22%) IaaS
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.22%) PaaS
2 1 (1.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.32%) Internet
1 6 (7.32%) Unified Communications
1 6 (7.32%) WAN
1 6 (7.32%) Wireless
2 4 (4.88%) Firewall
2 4 (4.88%) LAN
2 4 (4.88%) Network Security
3 3 (3.66%) Skype
4 2 (2.44%) SMS
4 2 (2.44%) WLAN
5 1 (1.22%) DWDM
5 1 (1.22%) NAS
5 1 (1.22%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.66%) Big Data
2 2 (2.44%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.22%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.22%) Qlik Sense
3 1 (1.22%) QlikView
3 1 (1.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (10.98%) JIRA
2 4 (4.88%) Zephyr
3 2 (2.44%) Artifactory
3 2 (2.44%) Eclipse
3 2 (2.44%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.22%) Ant
4 1 (1.22%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.22%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.22%) JUnit
4 1 (1.22%) Rational Team Concert
4 1 (1.22%) Subversion
4 1 (1.22%) VersionOne
General
1 37 (45.12%) Finance
2 21 (25.61%) Marketing
3 10 (12.20%) Legal
4 8 (9.76%) Telecoms
5 6 (7.32%) Banking
6 5 (6.10%) Retail
7 4 (4.88%) Advertising
7 4 (4.88%) Front Office
7 4 (4.88%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (3.66%) Back Office
8 3 (3.66%) Financial Institution
8 3 (3.66%) Law
9 2 (2.44%) Multimedia
9 2 (2.44%) Wholesale Banking
10 1 (1.22%) Billing
10 1 (1.22%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (1.22%) Games
10 1 (1.22%) General Ledger
10 1 (1.22%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (28.05%) Analyst
2 12 (14.63%) Project Manager
3 10 (12.20%) Business Analyst
4 6 (7.32%) Contracts Manager
5 5 (6.10%) Consultant
6 4 (4.88%) Architect
6 4 (4.88%) Digital Project Manager
6 4 (4.88%) Network Specialist
6 4 (4.88%) Technical Manager
7 3 (3.66%) Agile Project Manager
7 3 (3.66%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 3 (3.66%) Business Manager
7 3 (3.66%) Commercial Manager
7 3 (3.66%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (3.66%) Excel Analyst
7 3 (3.66%) Scrum Master
7 3 (3.66%) Senior Manager
7 3 (3.66%) SQL Analyst
7 3 (3.66%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (3.66%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.32%) Web Services
2 4 (4.88%) J2EE
3 3 (3.66%) LDAP
3 3 (3.66%) Middleware
4 2 (2.44%) FpML
5 1 (1.22%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.22%) HTML
5 1 (1.22%) HTML5
5 1 (1.22%) MXNet
5 1 (1.22%) SailPoint
5 1 (1.22%) TensorFlow
5 1 (1.22%) Theano
Miscellaneous
1 21 (25.61%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (20.73%) Computer Science
3 12 (14.63%) PMI
4 10 (12.20%) Management Information System
5 8 (9.76%) Social Media
6 6 (7.32%) Fixed Income
7 4 (4.88%) Machine to Machine
7 4 (4.88%) Mobile App
7 4 (4.88%) Virtual Team
8 3 (3.66%) Data Centre
8 3 (3.66%) Digital Currency
8 3 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (3.66%) Equities
8 3 (3.66%) Fintech
8 3 (3.66%) Mobile Payment
8 3 (3.66%) User Experience
9 2 (2.44%) Algorithms
9 2 (2.44%) Hedge funds
9 2 (2.44%) Mainframe
10 1 (1.22%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.88%) Android
1 4 (4.88%) Apple iOS
2 3 (3.66%) Linux
3 2 (2.44%) Unix
3 2 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (41.46%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (35.37%) Project Management
3 23 (28.05%) Problem-Solving
4 16 (19.51%) Analytics
4 16 (19.51%) Scrum
5 12 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (13.41%) Business Analysis
7 10 (12.20%) Matrix Organization
7 10 (12.20%) SDLC
8 9 (10.98%) ITIL
8 9 (10.98%) Service Delivery
8 9 (10.98%) Time Management
9 8 (9.76%) Business Transformation
9 8 (9.76%) Change Management
9 8 (9.76%) CRM
9 8 (9.76%) Digital Marketing
9 8 (9.76%) Risk Management
10 7 (8.54%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (8.54%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (7.32%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 17 (20.73%) SQL
2 12 (14.63%) Java
3 4 (4.88%) Apple Swift
3 4 (4.88%) Objective-C
3 4 (4.88%) Python
4 2 (2.44%) MATLAB
4 2 (2.44%) R
4 2 (2.44%) Scala
5 1 (1.22%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 66 (80.49%) Degree
2 24 (29.27%) Master's Degree
3 17 (20.73%) PMI Certification
4 10 (12.20%) PMP
5 6 (7.32%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (4.88%) Postgraduate
7 3 (3.66%) CCNA
7 3 (3.66%) CCNP
7 3 (3.66%) CFA
7 3 (3.66%) CIMA
7 3 (3.66%) Security Cleared
7 3 (3.66%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 3 (3.66%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
8 2 (2.44%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 2 (2.44%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (2.44%) PhD
8 2 (2.44%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.22%) ACCA
9 1 (1.22%) CCIE
9 1 (1.22%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.32%) QA
2 4 (4.88%) ISO 8583
3 1 (1.22%) GCP
3 1 (1.22%) GDPR
3 1 (1.22%) PMO
3 1 (1.22%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.66%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (12.20%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.98%) Cisco
3 8 (9.76%) Oracle
4 4 (4.88%) ForeScout
4 4 (4.88%) Google
5 3 (3.66%) Bloomberg
5 3 (3.66%) Tableau
6 2 (2.44%) CA
6 2 (2.44%) F5
6 2 (2.44%) Marketo
6 2 (2.44%) SAP
7 1 (1.22%) Facebook
7 1 (1.22%) IBM
7 1 (1.22%) JD Edwards