Period
to 13 November 2018

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 6 months to 13 November 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.

Postgraduate
UK
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 828 836 879
Rank change year-on-year +8 +43 +9
Contract jobs citing Postgraduate 62 48 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.060% 0.047% 0.026%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.25% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 23 12
UK median daily rate £293 £450 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.00% +56.52% -28.13%
10th Percentile £80 £250 £155
90th Percentile £374 £580 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £293 £383 £175
% change year-on-year -23.53% +118.57% -56.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
UK median hourly rate £35.20 £30.93 £83.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.82% -62.85% -
10th Percentile £19.36 £19.34 £36.23
90th Percentile £51.04 £45.17 £133.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.20 £19.34 £83.25
% change year-on-year +82.01% -76.77% -

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 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 19,358 19,237 21,996
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.66% 18.83% 20.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,446 11,768 13,681
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £224 £240
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 946 920 849
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.25 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +0.96% +7.30%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.13 £49.78 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £28.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +3.70% +8.00%

Postgraduate
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Postgraduate as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 13 November 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Postgraduate over the 6 months to 13 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 13 November 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
UK excluding London +6 57 £293 -23.53% 13
England +17 56 £80 -82.22% 21
Wales - 37 £325 -
South West -5 36 - - 3
South East -21 6 £80 -78.67%
London -2 5 £235 -57.27% 10
North West -3 5 - -
Scotland -8 5 £294 - 1
North of England -21 5 - - 1
Midlands -15 3 £293 -38.43% 1
West Midlands -23 3 £293 -38.43% 1
East of England +3 1 - - 6

For the 6 months to 13 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Postgraduate 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 Postgraduate.

1 54 (87.10%) Degree
2 36 (58.06%) Visualisation
2 36 (58.06%) Data Visualisation
2 36 (58.06%) Games
3 30 (48.39%) Collaborative Working
4 29 (46.77%) Time Management
5 22 (35.48%) Instructional Design
6 15 (24.19%) Problem-Solving
7 14 (22.58%) Infographics
7 14 (22.58%) User Experience
8 13 (20.97%) Project Management
9 12 (19.35%) C#
9 12 (19.35%) HTML
9 12 (19.35%) JavaScript
9 12 (19.35%) HTML5
10 8 (12.90%) UX Design
10 8 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (12.90%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (12.90%) CSS
10 8 (12.90%) Python
10 8 (12.90%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 8 (12.90%) Pedagogy
10 8 (12.90%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
11 7 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Azure
12 5 (8.06%) SC Cleared
12 5 (8.06%) Security Cleared
12 5 (8.06%) Microsoft
12 5 (8.06%) SQL Server
12 5 (8.06%) SQL

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 4 (6.45%) ArcGIS
2 2 (3.23%) CMS
3 1 (1.61%) IIS
3 1 (1.61%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.61%) SAS
3 1 (1.61%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (6.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.61%) EViews
3 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.61%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.61%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.90%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.61%) Internet
2 1 (1.61%) Intranet
2 1 (1.61%) SMS
2 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.61%) VoIP
2 1 (1.61%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.06%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.45%) GIS
3 3 (4.84%) MS Access
3 3 (4.84%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.61%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.61%) Data Lake
General
1 36 (58.06%) Games
2 4 (6.45%) Finance
3 3 (4.84%) Banking
3 3 (4.84%) Legal
4 1 (1.61%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.61%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Law
4 1 (1.61%) Marketing
4 1 (1.61%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.61%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (25.81%) Designer
2 12 (19.35%) Developer
3 8 (12.90%) Games Designer
3 8 (12.90%) Games Developer
4 7 (11.29%) Analyst
4 7 (11.29%) IT Engineer
4 7 (11.29%) IT Support
4 7 (11.29%) IT Support Engineer
4 7 (11.29%) Support Engineer
5 6 (9.68%) Games Artist
6 4 (6.45%) GIS Developer
6 4 (6.45%) Product Manager
7 2 (3.23%) Games Producer
7 2 (3.23%) GIS Manager
7 2 (3.23%) GIS Web Developer
7 2 (3.23%) Programme Manager
7 2 (3.23%) Service Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) Systems Manager
7 2 (3.23%) Web Developer
7 2 (3.23%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.35%) HTML
1 12 (19.35%) HTML5
2 8 (12.90%) CSS
2 8 (12.90%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 4 (6.45%) .NET
3 4 (6.45%) ASP.NET
3 4 (6.45%) OpenLayers
4 3 (4.84%) Leaflet
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.58%) User Experience
2 7 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.45%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.45%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.61%) CESG
5 1 (1.61%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.61%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.61%) Social Media
5 1 (1.61%) VLE
5 1 (1.61%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.45%) Windows
1 4 (6.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (58.06%) Data Visualisation
1 36 (58.06%) Visualisation
2 30 (48.39%) Collaborative Working
3 29 (46.77%) Time Management
4 22 (35.48%) Instructional Design
5 15 (24.19%) Problem-Solving
6 14 (22.58%) Infographics
7 13 (20.97%) Project Management
8 8 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (12.90%) Pedagogy
8 8 (12.90%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
8 8 (12.90%) UX Design
9 4 (6.45%) Analytics
9 4 (6.45%) ETL
9 4 (6.45%) Mobile Application Development
9 4 (6.45%) Statistics
9 4 (6.45%) Web Application Development
9 4 (6.45%) Workflow
10 3 (4.84%) Data Analysis
10 3 (4.84%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.35%) C#
1 12 (19.35%) JavaScript
2 8 (12.90%) Python
3 5 (8.06%) SQL
4 4 (6.45%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.61%) C
5 1 (1.61%) C++
5 1 (1.61%) Java
5 1 (1.61%) MATLAB
5 1 (1.61%) R
Qualifications
1 54 (87.10%) Degree
2 5 (8.06%) SC Cleared
2 5 (8.06%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.23%) CISSP
3 2 (3.23%) MBA
4 1 (1.61%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (1.61%) CISM
4 1 (1.61%) IIBA
4 1 (1.61%) ISEB
4 1 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (1.61%) IFRS
2 1 (1.61%) IFRS 9
2 1 (1.61%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.61%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.61%) Docker
Vendors
1 5 (8.06%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.45%) ESRI
2 4 (6.45%) Mapbox
3 3 (4.84%) Saba