Period
to 31 July 2021

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 31 July 2021 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
31 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 96 89 162
Rank change year-on-year -7 +73 -20
Contract jobs citing Master's Degree 20 4 14
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.01% 0.27% 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.01% 1.62% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 7
10th Percentile £445 " £458
25th Percentile £481 £259 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £268 £475
Median % change year-on-year +105.61% -43.68% +27.09%
75th Percentile £623 £276 £500
90th Percentile £668 " "
South East median daily rate £506 £268 £475
% change year-on-year +88.97% -43.68% +18.75%

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 399 247 1,028
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 20.10% 16.70% 24.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 104 470
10th Percentile £313 £257 £262
25th Percentile £375 £365 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £473 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
75th Percentile £538 £505 £500
90th Percentile £613 £596 £568
South East median daily rate £475 £459 £438
% change year-on-year +3.49% +4.91% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 24 89
10th Percentile £16.14 £16.96 "
25th Percentile £19.14 £19.06 £12.00
Median hourly rate £21.05 £21.05 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year - -15.80% -3.85%
75th Percentile " £58.20 £65.00
90th Percentile £62.65 £68.75 £82.75
South East median hourly rate £43.00 £30.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year +43.33% -6.98% +15.18%

Master's Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Master's Degree as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Master's Degree in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for Master's Degree in Berkshire

Master's Degree
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Master's Degree in Berkshire over the 6 months to 31 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Master's Degree in Berkshire

Master's Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Master's Degree in Berkshire.

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 31 July 2021. 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
Reading -7 13 £525 - 5
Maidenhead - 4 - - 3
Newbury +12 2 - -
Slough - 1 £646 -
Master's Degree
South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2021, 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 12 (60.00%) Computer Science
2 12 (60.00%) Problem-Solving
3 9 (45.00%) Social Skills
3 9 (45.00%) Project Management
4 7 (35.00%) Telecoms
4 7 (35.00%) CCNP
4 7 (35.00%) CCNA
4 7 (35.00%) PMP
4 7 (35.00%) PMI Certification
4 7 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (30.00%) Mapinfo
5 6 (30.00%) 3G
5 6 (30.00%) Remedy
5 6 (30.00%) Ericsson
5 6 (30.00%) SharePoint
5 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (30.00%) PRINCE2
5 6 (30.00%) LAN
5 6 (30.00%) WAN
5 6 (30.00%) Network Design
5 6 (30.00%) RNC
5 6 (30.00%) PRINCE
5 6 (30.00%) 2G
5 6 (30.00%) Finance
5 6 (30.00%) Huawei
5 6 (30.00%) Network Management
5 6 (30.00%) 4G
5 6 (30.00%) Nokia Networks
5 6 (30.00%) Capacity 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 6 (30.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.00%) Confluence
3 1 (5.00%) CMS
3 1 (5.00%) Drupal
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (25.00%) Azure
2 3 (15.00%) AWS
3 2 (10.00%) Azure Pipelines
3 2 (10.00%) GitHub
3 2 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) 2G
1 6 (30.00%) 3G
1 6 (30.00%) 4G
1 6 (30.00%) 5G
1 6 (30.00%) LAN
1 6 (30.00%) Node B
1 6 (30.00%) Radio Access Network
1 6 (30.00%) RNC
1 6 (30.00%) WAN
2 1 (5.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) GGSN
2 1 (5.00%) Internet
2 1 (5.00%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) JIRA
2 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (10.00%) GitLab
2 2 (10.00%) Zephyr
3 1 (5.00%) CMake
3 1 (5.00%) Gradle
3 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.00%) JUnit
General
1 9 (45.00%) Social Skills
2 7 (35.00%) Telecoms
3 6 (30.00%) Finance
3 6 (30.00%) Influencing Skills
4 5 (25.00%) Presentation Skills
5 3 (15.00%) French Language
5 3 (15.00%) German Language
6 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (5.00%) Danish Language
7 1 (5.00%) General Ledger
7 1 (5.00%) Legal
7 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
7 1 (5.00%) Marketing
7 1 (5.00%) Norwegian Language
7 1 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (5.00%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Design Engineer
1 6 (30.00%) Mobile Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) IT Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
3 2 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Accountant
4 1 (5.00%) Azure DevOps
4 1 (5.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Environment Delivery Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Environment Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Financial Accountant
4 1 (5.00%) Project Delivery Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Salesforce Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) YAML
2 1 (5.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) e-Learning
2 2 (10.00%) Algorithms
2 2 (10.00%) Augmented Reality
2 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.00%) LIMS
3 1 (5.00%) PMI
3 1 (5.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Android
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Computer Science
1 12 (60.00%) Problem-Solving
2 9 (45.00%) Project Management
3 6 (30.00%) Capacity Management
3 6 (30.00%) Network Design
3 6 (30.00%) Network Management
3 6 (30.00%) PRINCE
3 6 (30.00%) PRINCE2
4 5 (25.00%) Matrix Organization
5 4 (20.00%) Critical Thinking
5 4 (20.00%) DevOps
5 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (20.00%) Thought Leadership
6 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (15.00%) Behavioural Change
6 3 (15.00%) Coaching
6 3 (15.00%) Strategic Planning
6 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
7 2 (10.00%) Facial Recognition
7 2 (10.00%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) Python
2 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (5.00%) C
2 1 (5.00%) C++
2 1 (5.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) Degree
2 7 (35.00%) CCNA
2 7 (35.00%) CCNP
2 7 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (35.00%) PMI Certification
2 7 (35.00%) PMP
3 3 (15.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (5.00%) ACCA
4 1 (5.00%) AWS Certification
4 1 (5.00%) CCIE
4 1 (5.00%) CCIE Security
4 1 (5.00%) CIMA
4 1 (5.00%) CISSP
4 1 (5.00%) GCIH
4 1 (5.00%) GPEN
4 1 (5.00%) MBA
4 1 (5.00%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) PMO
2 1 (5.00%) GAAP
2 1 (5.00%) GxP
2 1 (5.00%) IFRS
2 1 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Ansible
1 1 (5.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Ericsson
1 6 (30.00%) Huawei
1 6 (30.00%) Mapinfo
1 6 (30.00%) Nokia Networks
1 6 (30.00%) Remedy
2 2 (10.00%) SAP
3 1 (5.00%) AlgoSec
3 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco
3 1 (5.00%) Cylance
3 1 (5.00%) Fortinet
3 1 (5.00%) LabWare
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) Palo Alto
3 1 (5.00%) Qualys
3 1 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (5.00%) Splunk
3 1 (5.00%) Tufin
3 1 (5.00%) Zscaler