Period
to 25 April 2019

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 April 2019 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 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 161 131 137
Rank change year-on-year -30 +6 +27
Contract jobs citing Master's Degree 12 38 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.28% 0.95% 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.21% 4.52% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 19 1
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £340 £195
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.71% +74.36% -29.73%
10th Percentile £392 £310 £188
90th Percentile £500 £518 £203
South East median daily rate £475 £425 £367
% change year-on-year +11.76% +15.88% -8.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Berkshire median hourly rate £34.00 £63.25 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.25% +86.03% -
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% +32.35% -

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 994 840 963
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 23.07% 20.93% 25.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 389 426
Berkshire median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £275 £295 £240
90th Percentile £575 £600 £575
South East median daily rate £440 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +3.53% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 35 72
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.56 £15.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +5.26% -29.33%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.69 £46.40 £55.46
South East median hourly rate £26.42 £27.00 £22.52
% change year-on-year -2.17% +19.89% -20.63%

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 25 April 2019.

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
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 April 2019. 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
Slough - 6 £488 -
Maidenhead 0 3 - -
Newbury -12 1 - -
Reading -34 1 - - 1
Wokingham - 1 £293 -
Master's Degree
South East

For the 6 months to 25 April 2019, 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 12 (100.00%) Degree
2 8 (66.67%) Analytics
3 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (58.33%) Scrum
3 7 (58.33%) User Experience
3 7 (58.33%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
4 6 (50.00%) Psychology
4 6 (50.00%) Photoshop
4 6 (50.00%) Adobe
4 6 (50.00%) Guerrilla Testing
4 6 (50.00%) Framer.js
4 6 (50.00%) Cognitive Psychology
4 6 (50.00%) Usability Testing
4 6 (50.00%) Product Management
5 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
5 4 (33.33%) Wireframes
6 3 (25.00%) Prototyping
6 3 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (25.00%) Decision-Making
6 3 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (25.00%) MBA
7 2 (16.67%) Information Security
7 2 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
7 2 (16.67%) CISSP
7 2 (16.67%) PMI
7 2 (16.67%) PMP
7 2 (16.67%) PMI Certification
7 2 (16.67%) SSCP
7 2 (16.67%) CISA
7 2 (16.67%) CISM

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 (8.33%) CMS
1 1 (8.33%) Drupal
Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Photoshop
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
General
1 2 (16.67%) Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Designer
1 6 (50.00%) UI Designer
2 5 (41.67%) Web Designer
2 5 (41.67%) Web UI Designer
3 3 (25.00%) UI/UX Designer
3 3 (25.00%) UX Designer
4 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Web UI/UX Designer
5 1 (8.33%) Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Commercial Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Digital Delivery Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Digital Project Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Incident Manager
5 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared Project Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) Framer.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) User Experience
2 2 (16.67%) PMI
2 2 (16.67%) Social Media
3 1 (8.33%) RIA
3 1 (8.33%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Analytics
2 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) Scrum
2 7 (58.33%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
3 6 (50.00%) Cognitive Psychology
3 6 (50.00%) Guerrilla Testing
3 6 (50.00%) Product Management
3 6 (50.00%) Psychology
3 6 (50.00%) Usability Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 4 (33.33%) Wireframes
5 3 (25.00%) Decision-Making
5 3 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (25.00%) Prototyping
6 2 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
6 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
6 2 (16.67%) Information Security
6 2 (16.67%) UX Design
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Degree
2 3 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (25.00%) MBA
3 2 (16.67%) CISA
3 2 (16.67%) CISM
3 2 (16.67%) CISSP
3 2 (16.67%) PMI Certification
3 2 (16.67%) PMP
3 2 (16.67%) SSCP
4 1 (8.33%) ACCA
4 1 (8.33%) CIMA
4 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Adobe
2 1 (8.33%) Facebook