Period
to 25 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Master's Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 25 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.

Master's Degree
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 144 140 146
Rank change year-on-year -4 +6 +35
Contract jobs citing Master's Degree 20 19 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.51% 0.48% 0.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.34% 1.83% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 23
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £195 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -23.53% -
10th Percentile £320 £188 £210
90th Percentile £337 £203 £370
South East median daily rate £400 £291 £422
% change year-on-year +37.58% -31.05% -10.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £85.00 £34.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.00% - -
South East median hourly rate £85.00 £34.00 -
% change year-on-year +150.00% - -

Master's Degree 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 advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Berkshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 855 1,036 1,294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 21.62% 26.29% 25.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 491 640
Berkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £256 £217 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £530
South East median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 63 96
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.60 £17.06 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.14% -44.79% +60.52%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £7.59
90th Percentile £41.30 £55.65 £57.83
South East median hourly rate £25.69 £25.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +0.75% -27.14% +100.00%

Master's Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Master's Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Master's Degree in Berkshire

Master's Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Master's Degree in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Master's Degree in Berkshire

Master's Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Master's Degree in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Master's Degree in Berkshire

Master's Degree
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Master's Degree within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 25 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
Newbury - 11 £325 -
Maidenhead 0 5 - -
Master's Degree
South East

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Master's Degree 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 across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Master's Degree.

1 20 (100.00%) Degree
2 16 (80.00%) PMP
2 16 (80.00%) PMI Certification
3 13 (65.00%) PMI
3 13 (65.00%) Project Planning
3 13 (65.00%) Computer Science
3 13 (65.00%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
3 13 (65.00%) Resource Allocation
4 12 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (55.00%) Manufacturing
5 11 (55.00%) Mentoring
6 8 (40.00%) Telecoms
7 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (25.00%) Manufacturing Engineering
9 4 (20.00%) Finance
10 3 (15.00%) Statistical Analysis
10 3 (15.00%) Lean Six Sigma
10 3 (15.00%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
10 3 (15.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (15.00%) Process Improvement
10 3 (15.00%) MBA
10 3 (15.00%) TIBCO
10 3 (15.00%) Middleware
10 3 (15.00%) Six Sigma
10 3 (15.00%) Project Management
10 3 (15.00%) Software Delivery
11 2 (10.00%) Planning and Forecasting
11 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
11 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management

Master's Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 1 (5.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 1 (5.00%) OpenStack
General
1 11 (55.00%) Manufacturing
2 8 (40.00%) Telecoms
3 4 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Project Manager
2 5 (25.00%) Telecoms Manager
2 5 (25.00%) Telecoms Project Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Delivery Project Manager
3 3 (15.00%) IT Manager
3 3 (15.00%) IT Project Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Software Delivery Project Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Software Project Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Agile Project Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Coordinator
4 2 (10.00%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (5.00%) Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) IT Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (5.00%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Lead Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Middleware
2 1 (5.00%) JSR 170
2 1 (5.00%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 13 (65.00%) Computer Science
1 13 (65.00%) PMI
2 12 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Hybrid Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
1 13 (65.00%) Project Planning
1 13 (65.00%) Resource Allocation
2 11 (55.00%) Mentoring
3 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (25.00%) Manufacturing Engineering
5 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (15.00%) Lean Six Sigma
5 3 (15.00%) Process Improvement
5 3 (15.00%) Project Management
5 3 (15.00%) Six Sigma
5 3 (15.00%) Software Delivery
5 3 (15.00%) Statistical Analysis
6 2 (10.00%) Change Management
6 2 (10.00%) Planning and Forecasting
6 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
6 2 (10.00%) Programme Management
6 2 (10.00%) Resource Management
6 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (10.00%) Strategic Planning
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) Degree
2 16 (80.00%) PMI Certification
2 16 (80.00%) PMP
3 3 (15.00%) MBA
3 3 (15.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 3 (15.00%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
4 1 (5.00%) Numerate Degree
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) TIBCO
2 1 (5.00%) Adobe
2 1 (5.00%) VMware