Period
to 14 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for Master's Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 14 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
London > Central London
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 261 271 233
Rank change year-on-year +10 -38 +37
Contract jobs citing Master's Degree 42 20 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.45% 0.23% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.11% 1.51% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 24
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -26.64%
10th Percentile £317 £394 £323
90th Percentile £660 £628 £668
London median daily rate £544 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +3.57% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £34.93 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.74% - -
London median hourly rate £21.50 £34.36 -
% change year-on-year -37.43% - -

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 Central London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Central London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,351 1,324 1,323
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 14.50% 15.27% 16.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 932 905 888
Central London median daily rate £475 £483 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.55% +7.22% -
10th Percentile £256 £275 £275
90th Percentile £650 £675 £625
London median daily rate £500 £480 £465
% change year-on-year +4.17% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 32 14
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.88% +9.21% +3.54%
10th Percentile £13.70 £13.32 £16.16
90th Percentile £26.03 £34.94 £28.88
London median hourly rate £24.00 £21.50 £19.37
% change year-on-year +11.63% +11.03% -7.85%

Master's Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Master's Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Master's Degree in Central London

Master's Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Master's Degree in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Master's Degree in Central London

Master's Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Master's Degree in Central London

Master's Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Master's Degree in Central London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Master's Degree in Central London

Master's Degree
Contract Job Locations in Central London

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 Central London region over the 6 months to 14 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
City of London +24 37 £563 +12.50% 10
West End of London - 1 - -
City of Westminster - 1 £575 -
Master's Degree
London

For the 6 months to 14 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 Central London region with a requirement for Master's Degree.

1 42 (100.00%) Degree
2 23 (54.76%) Computer Science
3 20 (47.62%) Finance
4 19 (45.24%) Computer Science Degree
5 18 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (38.10%) Algorithms
7 14 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
7 14 (33.33%) Python
7 14 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (33.33%) Data Science
8 13 (30.95%) SQL
8 13 (30.95%) Blockchain
9 12 (28.57%) Machine Learning
10 11 (26.19%) Analytics
10 11 (26.19%) Fintech
10 11 (26.19%) Statistics
11 10 (23.81%) Blog
11 10 (23.81%) Use Case
11 10 (23.81%) Bitcoin
11 10 (23.81%) Mentoring
11 10 (23.81%) Commercial Awareness
11 10 (23.81%) Solidity
11 10 (23.81%) R3 Corda
11 10 (23.81%) Ethereum
11 10 (23.81%) Hyperledger
11 10 (23.81%) Distributed Ledger
12 9 (21.43%) Value Proposition
12 9 (21.43%) Thought Leadership
12 9 (21.43%) Predictive Analytics
13 8 (19.05%) Big Data

Master's Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 10 (23.81%) Ethereum
1 10 (23.81%) Hyperledger
2 5 (11.90%) Apache Spark
3 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.38%) Apache
4 1 (2.38%) Apache Airflow
4 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.38%) Jupyter
4 1 (2.38%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.38%) SAS
4 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.38%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (23.81%) Distributed Ledger
1 10 (23.81%) R3 Corda
2 1 (2.38%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 14 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (14.29%) Amazon EMR
3 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (9.52%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.38%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (2.38%) Amazon S3
5 1 (2.38%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (2.38%) OpenShift
5 1 (2.38%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (4.76%) Sourcefire
1 2 (4.76%) VPN
2 1 (2.38%) 4G
2 1 (2.38%) Firewall
2 1 (2.38%) Internet
2 1 (2.38%) Intranet
2 1 (2.38%) IPsec
2 1 (2.38%) Skype
2 1 (2.38%) SSL
2 1 (2.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (30.95%) Blockchain
2 8 (19.05%) Big Data
2 8 (19.05%) Hadoop
3 6 (14.29%) Apache Hive
4 4 (9.52%) NoSQL
5 2 (4.76%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (2.38%) Azkaban
6 1 (2.38%) BigQuery
6 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.38%) Presto
6 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.76%) JIRA
4 1 (2.38%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.38%) GitLab
4 1 (2.38%) Maven
4 1 (2.38%) SonarQube
General
1 20 (47.62%) Finance
2 6 (14.29%) Banking
3 5 (11.90%) Telecoms
4 4 (9.52%) Investment Banking
5 2 (4.76%) Marketing
6 1 (2.38%) Front Office
6 1 (2.38%) Private Banking
6 1 (2.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) Data Scientist
2 9 (21.43%) Blockchain Consultant
2 9 (21.43%) Consultant
3 6 (14.29%) Developer
3 6 (14.29%) Technical Consultant
4 5 (11.90%) Senior Data Scientist
5 4 (9.52%) Java Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Security Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Machine Learning Scientist
7 2 (4.76%) Blockchain Lead
7 2 (4.76%) Category Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Cloud Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) IT Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (4.76%) IT Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.29%) PySpark
2 5 (11.90%) Kafka
2 5 (11.90%) Natural Language Processing
2 5 (11.90%) scikit-learn
2 5 (11.90%) Spring
3 4 (9.52%) NumPy
3 4 (9.52%) Pandas
3 4 (9.52%) PyMC3
3 4 (9.52%) REST
3 4 (9.52%) SpaCy
4 3 (7.14%) Dropwizard
4 3 (7.14%) MLlib
4 3 (7.14%) Node.js
4 3 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (7.14%) TensorFlow
4 3 (7.14%) Theano
4 3 (7.14%) Vert.x
5 2 (4.76%) Torch
6 1 (2.38%) Caffe
6 1 (2.38%) Keras
Miscellaneous
1 18 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (38.10%) Algorithms
3 11 (26.19%) Fintech
4 10 (23.81%) Bitcoin
4 10 (23.81%) Blog
5 4 (9.52%) Data Structures
6 3 (7.14%) PKI
7 2 (4.76%) Data Centre
8 1 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (2.38%) Handset
8 1 (2.38%) NHS
8 1 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (2.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (2.38%) Unix
2 1 (2.38%) Windows
2 1 (2.38%) Windows 10
2 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (54.76%) Computer Science
2 14 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (33.33%) Data Science
3 12 (28.57%) Machine Learning
4 11 (26.19%) Analytics
4 11 (26.19%) Statistics
5 10 (23.81%) Commercial Awareness
5 10 (23.81%) Mentoring
5 10 (23.81%) Use Case
6 9 (21.43%) Predictive Analytics
6 9 (21.43%) Thought Leadership
6 9 (21.43%) Value Proposition
7 7 (16.67%) Data Analysis
8 6 (14.29%) Deep Learning
8 6 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (14.29%) Software Engineering
9 5 (11.90%) Decision-Making
9 5 (11.90%) Microservices
9 5 (11.90%) Performance Optimisation
9 5 (11.90%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 14 (33.33%) Python
2 13 (30.95%) SQL
3 10 (23.81%) Solidity
4 7 (16.67%) Java
5 3 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 3 (7.14%) Scala
6 1 (2.38%) AWK
6 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.38%) C#
6 1 (2.38%) C++
6 1 (2.38%) MATLAB
6 1 (2.38%) Perl
6 1 (2.38%) R
6 1 (2.38%) sed
Qualifications
1 42 (100.00%) Degree
2 19 (45.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (14.29%) PhD
4 1 (2.38%) CCNA
4 1 (2.38%) CCSP
4 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.38%) ISEB
4 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.38%) JNCIA
4 1 (2.38%) JNCIP
4 1 (2.38%) JNCIS
4 1 (2.38%) MBA
4 1 (2.38%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.38%) EMIR
1 1 (2.38%) GDPR
1 1 (2.38%) MiFID
1 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) QRadar
2 1 (2.38%) Ansible
2 1 (2.38%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.38%) Puppet
2 1 (2.38%) Salt
2 1 (2.38%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) Cloudera
1 5 (11.90%) Hortonworks
2 4 (9.52%) Cisco
3 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.14%) Oracle
4 2 (4.76%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.38%) Fortinet
5 1 (2.38%) Google
5 1 (2.38%) HP
5 1 (2.38%) Juniper
5 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.38%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.38%) Temenos