The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Postgraduate qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 April 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.

Postgraduate
UK
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 576 631 634
Rank change year-on-year +55 +3  
Contract jobs citing Postgraduate 20 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.032% 0.014%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 0.15% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 2
Median daily rate £400 £498 £606
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.59% -17.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £96 £206 £531
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £600 £681
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 -
% change year-on-year -3.44% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £16.53 - £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £18.00

Postgraduate 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 9484 11873 10942
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.12% 21.25% 19.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 5903 7462 6193
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 £265 £256 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £561 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +6.57% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 471 397 538
Median hourly rate £33.00 £29.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.86% +31.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.10 £48.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% +55.55%  

Postgraduate
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Postgraduate in the UK

Postgraduate
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Postgraduate.

Contractor daily rate trend for Postgraduate in the UK

Postgraduate
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Postgraduate over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Postgraduate in the UK

Postgraduate
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Postgraduate.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Postgraduate in the UK

Postgraduate
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 Postgraduate within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 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 +41 20 £400 -19.59% 6
London +29 14 £450 -13.87% 3
City of London -7 4 - -
West Bromwich - 3 £350 -
West Midlands - 3 £350 -
West End of London - 2 £98 - 1
East of England - 2 £513 - 1
Basildon - 2 £513 -
Essex - 2 £513 -
Berkshire +24 1 - -
South East +13 1 - - 2
Reading - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Postgraduate 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 Postgraduate.

1 27 (87.10%) Degree
2 13 (41.94%) SQL
2 13 (41.94%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (38.71%) R
4 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
5 10 (32.26%) Mathematics
6 9 (29.03%) Statistics
6 9 (29.03%) SAS
7 8 (25.81%) Microsoft Excel
8 7 (22.58%) Python
9 6 (19.35%) Stata
9 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (19.35%) Analytics
10 5 (16.13%) Machine Learning
10 5 (16.13%) Big Data
10 5 (16.13%) Data Management
10 5 (16.13%) Project Management
11 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (12.90%) Data Security
11 4 (12.90%) Management Information System
11 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Office
11 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
11 4 (12.90%) Programme Management
11 4 (12.90%) Data Analysis
11 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
11 4 (12.90%) Line Management
11 4 (12.90%) Visualisation
11 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
12 3 (9.68%) Spreadsheet
12 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure

Postgraduate
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 9 (29.03%) SAS
2 3 (9.68%) Apache Spark
3 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.23%) Apache
4 1 (3.23%) ArcGIS
4 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (25.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (19.35%) Stata
3 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (9.68%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (6.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (3.23%) EViews
6 1 (3.23%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.45%) IBM Cloud
2 2 (6.45%) SoftLayer
3 1 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) LAN
1 1 (3.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) Big Data
2 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.45%) Data Mining
3 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.23%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (3.23%) GIS
4 1 (3.23%) MySQL
4 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.23%) QGIS
4 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.23%) Spatial Data
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.23%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Selenium
1 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Banking
2 2 (6.45%) Front Office
2 2 (6.45%) Investment Banking
2 2 (6.45%) Marketing
2 2 (6.45%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Advertising
3 1 (3.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Analyst
2 7 (22.58%) Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Data Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Data Scientist
4 4 (12.90%) Statistical Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Applications Developer
5 3 (9.68%) C# Application Developer
5 3 (9.68%) C# Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Graduate
5 3 (9.68%) Graduate Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Junior
5 3 (9.68%) Junior Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Junior Software Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Statistical Data Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) .NET Software Developer
6 2 (6.45%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Database Programmer
6 2 (6.45%) Junior .NET Software Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Junior SQL Developer
6 2 (6.45%) SQL Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) .NET
2 2 (6.45%) Web Services
3 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.23%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.23%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 13 (41.94%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
2 4 (12.90%) Management Information System
3 3 (9.68%) NHS
4 2 (6.45%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (6.45%) Fixed Income
4 2 (6.45%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (6.45%) PMI
4 2 (6.45%) Private Cloud
4 2 (6.45%) Public Cloud
5 1 (3.23%) Credit Risk
5 1 (3.23%) Data Structures
5 1 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Windows
2 1 (3.23%) Windows 10
2 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) Mathematics
2 9 (29.03%) Statistics
3 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (19.35%) Analytics
4 5 (16.13%) Data Management
4 5 (16.13%) Machine Learning
4 5 (16.13%) Project Management
5 4 (12.90%) Data Analysis
5 4 (12.90%) Data Security
5 4 (12.90%) Line Management
5 4 (12.90%) Programme Management
5 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (12.90%) Visualisation
6 3 (9.68%) Coaching
6 3 (9.68%) Data Visualisation
6 3 (9.68%) ITIL
6 3 (9.68%) Operations Research
6 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2
7 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (6.45%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 13 (41.94%) SQL
2 12 (38.71%) R
3 7 (22.58%) Python
4 3 (9.68%) C#
5 2 (6.45%) Java
5 2 (6.45%) VBA
6 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 27 (87.10%) Degree
2 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (6.45%) PhD
3 2 (6.45%) PMI Certification
3 2 (6.45%) PMP
3 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) A+ Certification
4 1 (3.23%) MBA
4 1 (3.23%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) Data Quality
1 1 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.23%) IFRS
1 1 (3.23%) IFRS 9
1 1 (3.23%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.68%) IBM
3 2 (6.45%) Rackspace
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle
4 1 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.23%) VMware
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