Period
to 4 July 2020

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 4 July 2020 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
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 100 164 145
Rank change year-on-year +64 -19 0
Contract jobs citing Master's Degree 3 15 29
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.17% 0.35% 0.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.97% 1.49% 3.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 18
Median daily rate £268 £475 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -43.68% +20.63% +101.92%
10th Percentile £259 £401 £294
90th Percentile £276 £500 £520
South East median daily rate £348 £500 £425
% change year-on-year -30.40% +17.65% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £63.25
South East median hourly rate - £48.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year - +8.33% +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 308 1,005 761
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 17.73% 23.59% 19.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 463 367
Median daily rate £430 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +1.19% +0.90%
10th Percentile £219 £256 £256
90th Percentile £575 £575 £563
South East median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 90 28
Median hourly rate £25.91 £21.33 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.47% -21.00% +80.00%
10th Percentile £16.91 £12.00 £11.70
90th Percentile £68.75 £82.50 £51.88
Median hourly rate £31.39 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -4.88% -5.71% +59.09%

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
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 4 July 2020. 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 +25 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Master's Degree
South East

For the 6 months to 4 July 2020, 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 3 (100.00%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (33.33%) Dutch Language
3 1 (33.33%) Finnish Language
3 1 (33.33%) German Language
3 1 (33.33%) Polish Language
3 1 (33.33%) Swedish Language
3 1 (33.33%) SIGTRAN
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Android
3 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) Nokia Networks
3 1 (33.33%) Feature Driven Development
3 1 (33.33%) 4G
3 1 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (33.33%) Capacity Management
3 1 (33.33%) CMake
3 1 (33.33%) Gradle
3 1 (33.33%) Android NDK
3 1 (33.33%) Algorithms
3 1 (33.33%) Critical Success Factor
3 1 (33.33%) TensorFlow
3 1 (33.33%) CNTK
3 1 (33.33%) PMO
3 1 (33.33%) Data Science
3 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (33.33%) Project Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) PyTorch
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) Java

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 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) 2G
1 1 (33.33%) 3G
1 1 (33.33%) 4G
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (33.33%) RNC
1 1 (33.33%) SIGTRAN
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) CMake
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) Gradle
General
1 1 (33.33%) Advertising
1 1 (33.33%) Dutch Language
1 1 (33.33%) Finnish Language
1 1 (33.33%) German Language
1 1 (33.33%) Marketing
1 1 (33.33%) Polish Language
1 1 (33.33%) Swedish Language
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Android NDK
1 1 (33.33%) CNTK
1 1 (33.33%) PyTorch
1 1 (33.33%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) B2C
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Management
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Critical Success Factor
2 1 (33.33%) Data Science
2 1 (33.33%) Feature Driven Development
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (33.33%) Project Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Quality Management
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Assembly Language
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) CCNP
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) PMI Certification
2 1 (33.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) PMO
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Ericsson
1 1 (33.33%) Huawei
1 1 (33.33%) Nokia Networks