Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 137 152 162
Rank change year-on-year +15 +10 +13
Contract jobs citing Master's Degree 36 7 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.91% 0.18% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.63% 0.82% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 0 11
Berkshire median daily rate £388 - £350
10th Percentile £298 - £175
90th Percentile £515 - £450
South East median daily rate £400 £450 £413
% change year-on-year -11.11% +9.09% +9.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £37.75 - -
South East median hourly rate £41.25 - -

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 777 857 1,286
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.73% 22.46% 26.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 385 640
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.82% +6.25% +0.63%
10th Percentile £219 £238 £256
90th Percentile £563 £588 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.39% +0.81% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 66 58
Berkshire median hourly rate £28.00 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +107.41% +8.00% -44.44%
10th Percentile £12.23 £12.00 £9.83
90th Percentile £47.05 £43.75 £27.42
South East median hourly rate £34.50 £20.25 £24.50
% change year-on-year +70.37% -17.35% +1.58%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Master's Degree in Berkshire over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Master's Degree in Berkshire over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 14 August 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 - 15 £363 - 1
Reading +3 14 £400 - 15
Maidenhead -4 5 - - 1
Master's Degree
South East

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 36 (100.00%) Degree
2 25 (69.44%) Computer Science
3 22 (61.11%) PMP
3 22 (61.11%) PMI Certification
4 18 (50.00%) PMI
5 17 (47.22%) Problem-Solving
6 16 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (38.89%) Matrix Organization
7 14 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (33.33%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
8 12 (33.33%) Resource Allocation
8 12 (33.33%) Project Planning
9 11 (30.56%) Digital Marketing
9 11 (30.56%) Security Cleared
9 11 (30.56%) Marketing
9 11 (30.56%) Project Management
10 9 (25.00%) Java
10 9 (25.00%) Telecoms
10 9 (25.00%) MBA
11 8 (22.22%) SOA
11 8 (22.22%) TIBCO
11 8 (22.22%) Middleware
11 8 (22.22%) Release Management
11 8 (22.22%) Analytics
11 8 (22.22%) Mentoring
11 8 (22.22%) SDLC
12 7 (19.44%) User Experience
12 7 (19.44%) Campaign Management
12 7 (19.44%) SC Cleared
12 7 (19.44%) Social Media

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 (16.67%) Drupal
2 5 (13.89%) CMS
3 1 (2.78%) Apache
3 1 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.56%) Google Analytics
2 2 (5.56%) Office 365
3 1 (2.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) MySQL
1 6 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.78%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (2.78%) Big Data
2 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.78%) Redis
General
1 11 (30.56%) Marketing
2 9 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 6 (16.67%) Manufacturing
4 5 (13.89%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (8.33%) Finance
6 2 (5.56%) Advertising
7 1 (2.78%) Legal
7 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 9 (25.00%) Applications Manager
2 9 (25.00%) Applications Project Manager
3 7 (19.44%) Consultant
4 6 (16.67%) IT Manager
4 6 (16.67%) IT Project Manager
5 4 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
5 4 (11.11%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 4 (11.11%) IT Infrastructure Manager
5 4 (11.11%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
6 3 (8.33%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (8.33%) Digital Delivery Manager
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Manager
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Project Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Campaign Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Data Consultant
7 2 (5.56%) Data Integration Consultant
7 2 (5.56%) Digital Project Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Senior IT Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Strategy Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.22%) Middleware
2 1 (2.78%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (2.78%) Kafka
2 1 (2.78%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (2.78%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 25 (69.44%) Computer Science
2 18 (50.00%) PMI
3 14 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (19.44%) Social Media
4 7 (19.44%) User Experience
5 6 (16.67%) Clustering
6 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.78%) NHS
6 1 (2.78%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (47.22%) Problem-Solving
2 16 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (38.89%) Matrix Organization
4 12 (33.33%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
4 12 (33.33%) Project Planning
4 12 (33.33%) Resource Allocation
5 11 (30.56%) Digital Marketing
5 11 (30.56%) Project Management
6 8 (22.22%) Analytics
6 8 (22.22%) Mentoring
6 8 (22.22%) Release Management
6 8 (22.22%) SDLC
6 8 (22.22%) SOA
7 7 (19.44%) Campaign Management
7 7 (19.44%) SEO
8 6 (16.67%) Data Integration
8 6 (16.67%) Information Management
8 6 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (13.89%) CRM
9 5 (13.89%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (2.78%) AWK
2 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.78%) Perl
2 1 (2.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 36 (100.00%) Degree
2 22 (61.11%) PMI Certification
2 22 (61.11%) PMP
3 11 (30.56%) Security Cleared
4 9 (25.00%) MBA
5 7 (19.44%) SC Cleared
6 2 (5.56%) ACCA
6 2 (5.56%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) PMO
1 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Apache Flume
1 1 (2.78%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Ansible
1 1 (2.78%) Grafana
1 1 (2.78%) Graphite
1 1 (2.78%) Kibana
1 1 (2.78%) Mesos
1 1 (2.78%) Nagios
1 1 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.78%) Puppet
1 1 (2.78%) Salt
1 1 (2.78%) StatsD
1 1 (2.78%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 8 (22.22%) TIBCO
2 6 (16.67%) Oracle
2 6 (16.67%) Talend
3 2 (5.56%) Google
3 2 (5.56%) Marketo
3 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.78%) CA
4 1 (2.78%) Capita
4 1 (2.78%) New Relic
4 1 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.78%) Splunk