Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 835 802 864
Rank change year-on-year -33 +62 -22
Contract jobs citing Postgraduate 34 28 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.034% 0.030% 0.030%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.14% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 26 19
UK median daily rate £400 £190 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +110.53% -52.50% -27.27%
10th Percentile £209 £138 £185
90th Percentile £615 £494 £706
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £168 £325
% change year-on-year +116.42% -48.46% -42.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
UK median hourly rate £19.34 £83.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -76.77% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.34 £83.25 -
% change year-on-year -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 18,884 19,566 22,403
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.75% 20.70% 20.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,585 12,378 13,660
UK median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £225 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 848 891 1,016
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% - +44.74%
10th Percentile £12.18 £12.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £27.50 £30.15
% change year-on-year -4.55% -8.79% +54.62%

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 19 February 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
Top 8 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 19 February 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 -4 28 £400 +110.53% 23
UK excluding London +6 21 £363 +116.42% 19
London -41 12 £563 +22.28% 5
South East -8 10 £375 +158.62% 3
Scotland -16 6 £280 -37.78%
North of England +40 3 £519 +72.92% 4
Yorkshire +4 3 £519 +72.92% 2
South West +12 2 £203 +39.83% 2

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 23 (67.65%) Degree
2 12 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (32.35%) Statistics
4 10 (29.41%) Mathematics
4 10 (29.41%) SAS
5 9 (26.47%) Finance
5 9 (26.47%) R
6 7 (20.59%) Analytics
6 7 (20.59%) Risk Management
6 7 (20.59%) Management Information System
6 7 (20.59%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (20.59%) Python
7 6 (17.65%) Project Management
7 6 (17.65%) GIS
7 6 (17.65%) Machine Learning
7 6 (17.65%) Big Data
7 6 (17.65%) Spatial Data
8 5 (14.71%) Geospatial Data
8 5 (14.71%) QGIS
8 5 (14.71%) Data Science
8 5 (14.71%) Legal
8 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (11.76%) Banking
9 4 (11.76%) Scrum
9 4 (11.76%) Stata
9 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
9 4 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (11.76%) SQL
9 4 (11.76%) Master's Degree
10 3 (8.82%) Numerate Degree

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 10 (29.41%) SAS
2 3 (8.82%) Apache
2 3 (8.82%) Apache Spark
2 3 (8.82%) ArcGIS
3 1 (2.94%) IIS
3 1 (2.94%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Stata
2 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (2.94%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (2.94%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (2.94%) Google Analytics
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) LAN
1 1 (2.94%) PBX
1 1 (2.94%) Skype
1 1 (2.94%) SMS
1 1 (2.94%) Unified Communications
1 1 (2.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) Big Data
1 6 (17.65%) GIS
1 6 (17.65%) Spatial Data
2 5 (14.71%) Geospatial Data
2 5 (14.71%) QGIS
3 4 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (8.82%) NoSQL
4 3 (8.82%) Text Mining
5 2 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.94%) Data Mining
General
1 9 (26.47%) Finance
2 5 (14.71%) Legal
3 4 (11.76%) Banking
4 2 (5.88%) Marketing
4 2 (5.88%) Retail
4 2 (5.88%) Retail Banking
4 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.94%) Back Office
5 1 (2.94%) Front Office
5 1 (2.94%) Publishing
5 1 (2.94%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (26.47%) Analyst
2 5 (14.71%) Consultant
3 3 (8.82%) Spatial Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Data Consultant
4 2 (5.88%) Data Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Data Scientist
4 2 (5.88%) Information Manager
4 2 (5.88%) NHS Information Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Scrum Master
4 2 (5.88%) Senior Statistician
4 2 (5.88%) Statistical Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Statistician
4 2 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Business Manager
5 1 (2.94%) Credit Risk Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) GIS Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) PMO Manager
5 1 (2.94%) Risk Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) SAS Consultant
5 1 (2.94%) Technical Services Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) PostGIS
2 1 (2.94%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 12 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (20.59%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.88%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (5.88%) Freedom of Information
3 2 (5.88%) Freedom of Information Act
3 2 (5.88%) NHS
4 1 (2.94%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.94%) CESG
4 1 (2.94%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.94%) Learning Management System
4 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.94%) Smart City
4 1 (2.94%) Social Media
4 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) Linux
1 2 (5.88%) Unix
2 1 (2.94%) Windows
2 1 (2.94%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (32.35%) Statistics
2 10 (29.41%) Mathematics
3 7 (20.59%) Analytics
3 7 (20.59%) Risk Management
3 7 (20.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (17.65%) Machine Learning
4 6 (17.65%) Project Management
5 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (14.71%) Data Science
6 4 (11.76%) Scrum
7 3 (8.82%) Data Protection
7 3 (8.82%) ETL
7 3 (8.82%) Spatial Analysis
7 3 (8.82%) Stress Testing
8 2 (5.88%) Identity Access Management
8 2 (5.88%) Matrix Organization
8 2 (5.88%) Microservices
8 2 (5.88%) Privileged Access Management
8 2 (5.88%) SDLC
8 2 (5.88%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 9 (26.47%) R
2 7 (20.59%) Python
3 4 (11.76%) SQL
4 3 (8.82%) C++
5 2 (5.88%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.94%) C
6 1 (2.94%) Java
6 1 (2.94%) Scala
6 1 (2.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (67.65%) Degree
2 4 (11.76%) Master's Degree
3 3 (8.82%) CISM
3 3 (8.82%) CISSP
3 3 (8.82%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (5.88%) ISEB
4 2 (5.88%) MBA
5 1 (2.94%) CCAB
5 1 (2.94%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (2.94%) CITP
5 1 (2.94%) IISP
5 1 (2.94%) ISACA
5 1 (2.94%) MBCS
5 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) BS7666
2 1 (2.94%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.94%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.94%) GDPR
2 1 (2.94%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.94%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Docker
2 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) Ansible
2 1 (2.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.82%) Cisco
3 1 (2.94%) Ariba
3 1 (2.94%) Cognos
3 1 (2.94%) Google
3 1 (2.94%) Tableau