Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 150 155 160
Rank change year-on-year +5 +5 0
Contract jobs citing Master's Degree 25 18 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.58% 0.44% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.76% 1.95% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 3
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £325 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -21.21% +65.00%
10th Percentile £292 £323 £229
90th Percentile £384 £356 £431
South East median daily rate £350 £358 £450
% change year-on-year -2.10% -20.56% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £34.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £34.00 - -

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 905 921 1,032
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 21.08% 22.45% 24.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 435 497
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £218 £228 £251
90th Percentile £575 £598 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 51 56
Berkshire median hourly rate £26.75 £12.00 £16.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +122.92% -27.40% -46.50%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.75 £39.50 £43.28
South East median hourly rate £36.50 £25.06 £27.50
% change year-on-year +45.65% -8.87% -11.00%

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Master's Degree in Berkshire over the 6 months to 16 December 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 16 December 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 -4 13 £305 -6.15%
Maidenhead +9 6 - -
Reading - 2 £388 - 3
Master's Degree
South East

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 25 (100.00%) Degree
2 15 (60.00%) Computer Science
3 14 (56.00%) PMP
3 14 (56.00%) Telecoms
3 14 (56.00%) MBA
4 13 (52.00%) PMI
4 13 (52.00%) PMI Certification
4 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (48.00%) Matrix Organization
6 11 (44.00%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (32.00%) Project Planning
7 8 (32.00%) Project Management
8 7 (28.00%) TIBCO
8 7 (28.00%) Middleware
8 7 (28.00%) Java
8 7 (28.00%) SOA
8 7 (28.00%) Release Management
8 7 (28.00%) Marketing
8 7 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (28.00%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
8 7 (28.00%) Resource Allocation
8 7 (28.00%) Analytics
8 7 (28.00%) SDLC
9 6 (24.00%) Campaign Management
9 6 (24.00%) Social Media
9 6 (24.00%) Digital Marketing
9 6 (24.00%) Thought Leadership
9 6 (24.00%) SEO
9 6 (24.00%) Finance
10 5 (20.00%) CMS

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 5 (20.00%) CMS
1 5 (20.00%) Drupal
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) IaaS
1 2 (8.00%) PaaS
1 2 (8.00%) SaaS
2 1 (4.00%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (8.00%) MySQL
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.00%) Big Data
2 1 (4.00%) Power BI
General
1 14 (56.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (28.00%) Marketing
3 6 (24.00%) Finance
4 5 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (16.00%) Manufacturing
6 1 (4.00%) Advertising
6 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Project Manager
2 6 (24.00%) Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Applications Manager
3 5 (20.00%) Applications Project Manager
4 4 (16.00%) Delivery Manager
4 4 (16.00%) Digital Delivery Manager
4 4 (16.00%) IT Manager
5 3 (12.00%) Commercial Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (8.00%) IT Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (8.00%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (8.00%) IT Procurement Manager
6 2 (8.00%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (8.00%) IT Services Manager
6 2 (8.00%) Procurement Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (28.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (52.00%) PMI
2 7 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (24.00%) Social Media
4 5 (20.00%) User Experience
5 2 (8.00%) Clustering
6 1 (4.00%) NHS
6 1 (4.00%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (60.00%) Computer Science
2 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (48.00%) Matrix Organization
4 11 (44.00%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (32.00%) Project Management
5 8 (32.00%) Project Planning
6 7 (28.00%) Analytics
6 7 (28.00%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
6 7 (28.00%) Release Management
6 7 (28.00%) Resource Allocation
6 7 (28.00%) SDLC
6 7 (28.00%) SOA
7 6 (24.00%) Campaign Management
7 6 (24.00%) Digital Marketing
7 6 (24.00%) SEO
7 6 (24.00%) Thought Leadership
8 5 (20.00%) CRM
8 5 (20.00%) Financial Modelling
8 5 (20.00%) Mentoring
9 4 (16.00%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) Java
2 2 (8.00%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (100.00%) Degree
2 14 (56.00%) MBA
2 14 (56.00%) PMP
3 13 (52.00%) PMI Certification
4 5 (20.00%) ACCA
4 5 (20.00%) CIMA
5 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
7 1 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) PMO
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) TIBCO
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle
2 2 (8.00%) Talend
3 1 (4.00%) Google
3 1 (4.00%) Marketo
3 1 (4.00%) Salesforce.com