Period
to 23 July 2017

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 23 July 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
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 804 862 845
Rank change year-on-year +58 -17 +1
Contract jobs citing Postgraduate 49 26 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.052% 0.024% 0.033%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.26% 0.11% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 18 14
UK median daily rate £450 £498 £481
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.55% +3.38% +28.33%
10th Percentile £218 £200 £304
90th Percentile £725 £600 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £225 -
% change year-on-year +88.89% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
UK median hourly rate £42.51 - £18.00
10th Percentile £24.32 - £16.50
90th Percentile £46.23 - £19.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 - £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 18580 23593 22022
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.54% 21.44% 19.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 11407 14772 12796
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £225
90th Percentile £588 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 954 827 1085
UK median hourly rate £29.92 £28.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.86% +24.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.48
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +10.71% +24.44% +12.50%

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 23 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Postgraduate over the 6 months to 23 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Postgraduate in the UK

Postgraduate
Top 11 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 23 July 2017. 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 +83 46 £450 -9.54% 12
London +35 30 £475 -13.64% 2
UK excluding London +70 17 £425 +88.89% 24
North of England +59 5 £380 -24.00% 3
Midlands - 5 £350 -
West Midlands - 5 £350 -
South East +32 4 £350 +62.79% 3
North West +40 3 £360 - 1
East of England -1 2 £513 - 2
North East - 2 £475 -
Scotland - 1 £450 - 13

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 41 (83.67%) Degree
2 22 (44.90%) SQL
3 19 (38.78%) Microsoft
3 19 (38.78%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (34.69%) Microsoft Excel
5 13 (26.53%) Finance
6 12 (24.49%) Python
7 11 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (22.45%) R
8 10 (20.41%) Analytics
8 10 (20.41%) Mathematics
9 9 (18.37%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (18.37%) VBA
9 9 (18.37%) Computer Science
9 9 (18.37%) Statistics
10 8 (16.33%) Big Data
11 7 (14.29%) Machine Learning
11 7 (14.29%) ITIL
12 6 (12.24%) Data Management
12 6 (12.24%) Programme Management
12 6 (12.24%) Data Security
12 6 (12.24%) Management Information System
12 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Office
12 6 (12.24%) Project Management
12 6 (12.24%) SAS
12 6 (12.24%) Security Cleared
12 6 (12.24%) Visualisation
12 6 (12.24%) Economics
12 6 (12.24%) Data Protection Act
12 6 (12.24%) Data Protection

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 6 (12.24%) SAS
2 4 (8.16%) IIS
3 3 (6.12%) Apache Spark
4 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.04%) Apache
5 1 (2.04%) ArcGIS
5 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 17 (34.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (10.20%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (6.12%) MS Visio
5 2 (4.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (2.04%) EViews
6 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (2.04%) SPSS
6 1 (2.04%) Stata
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.04%) Google Analytics
2 1 (2.04%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (2.04%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) Firewall
1 1 (2.04%) LAN
1 1 (2.04%) SAN
1 1 (2.04%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.33%) Big Data
2 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.08%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.08%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.04%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.04%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (2.04%) GIS
4 1 (2.04%) MySQL
4 1 (2.04%) QGIS
4 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.04%) Spatial Data
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.04%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Selenium
1 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (26.53%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Automotive
2 3 (6.12%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.12%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.08%) Banking
3 2 (4.08%) Front Office
3 2 (4.08%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.08%) Legal
3 2 (4.08%) Military
3 2 (4.08%) Retail
4 1 (2.04%) Advertising
4 1 (2.04%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (24.49%) Analyst
2 10 (20.41%) Developer
3 7 (14.29%) Data Analyst
4 5 (10.20%) Data Scientist
4 5 (10.20%) Technical Advisor
5 4 (8.16%) Architect
5 4 (8.16%) Python Developer
5 4 (8.16%) Security Architect
6 3 (6.12%) Applications Developer
6 3 (6.12%) C# Application Developer
6 3 (6.12%) C# Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Designer
6 3 (6.12%) Graduate
6 3 (6.12%) Graduate Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Junior
6 3 (6.12%) Junior Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Junior Software Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Applications Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) C# Programmer
7 2 (4.08%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) .NET
2 2 (4.08%) AngularJS
2 2 (4.08%) Natural Language Processing
2 2 (4.08%) Web Services
3 1 (2.04%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.04%) Ajax
3 1 (2.04%) Angular 2
3 1 (2.04%) CSS
3 1 (2.04%) HTML
3 1 (2.04%) jQuery
3 1 (2.04%) Middleware
3 1 (2.04%) Node.js
3 1 (2.04%) React
3 1 (2.04%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 19 (38.78%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (18.37%) Computer Science
3 6 (12.24%) Data Protection Act
3 6 (12.24%) Management Information System
4 4 (8.16%) Fixed Income
4 4 (8.16%) NHS
5 2 (4.08%) Algorithms
5 2 (4.08%) Data Structures
5 2 (4.08%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (4.08%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (2.04%) Credit Risk
6 1 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (2.04%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (2.04%) Learning Management System
6 1 (2.04%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.04%) PMI
6 1 (2.04%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.04%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.08%) Windows
2 1 (2.04%) Linux
2 1 (2.04%) Unix
2 1 (2.04%) Windows 10
2 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.04%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (20.41%) Analytics
2 10 (20.41%) Mathematics
3 9 (18.37%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (18.37%) Statistics
4 7 (14.29%) ITIL
4 7 (14.29%) Machine Learning
5 6 (12.24%) Data Management
5 6 (12.24%) Data Protection
5 6 (12.24%) Data Security
5 6 (12.24%) Economics
5 6 (12.24%) Matrix Organization
5 6 (12.24%) Programme Management
5 6 (12.24%) Project Management
5 6 (12.24%) Visualisation
6 5 (10.20%) Asset Management
6 5 (10.20%) Data Analysis
6 5 (10.20%) Line Management
6 5 (10.20%) PRINCE2
6 5 (10.20%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (44.90%) SQL
2 12 (24.49%) Python
3 11 (22.45%) R
4 9 (18.37%) VBA
5 4 (8.16%) C#
6 3 (6.12%) Java
7 2 (4.08%) C++
7 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.04%) C
8 1 (2.04%) Ruby
8 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 41 (83.67%) Degree
2 6 (12.24%) Security Cleared
3 5 (10.20%) MBA
4 4 (8.16%) CITP
4 4 (8.16%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (8.16%) IISP
4 4 (8.16%) Master's Degree
4 4 (8.16%) MBCS
4 4 (8.16%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.12%) PhD
6 2 (4.08%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.04%) A+ Certification
7 1 (2.04%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (2.04%) CISM
7 1 (2.04%) CISSP
7 1 (2.04%) CLAS
7 1 (2.04%) ISEB
7 1 (2.04%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (2.04%) PMI Certification
7 1 (2.04%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.20%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.08%) Def Stans
3 1 (2.04%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.04%) IFRS
3 1 (2.04%) IFRS 9
Vendors
1 19 (38.78%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.08%) EMC
2 2 (4.08%) IBM
3 1 (2.04%) Google
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle
3 1 (2.04%) Rackspace
3 1 (2.04%) TOWER Software
3 1 (2.04%) VMware
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £250 per day + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago