Period
to 25 April 2019

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 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
London > Central London
6 months to
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 247 259 230
Rank change year-on-year +12 -29 +9
Contract jobs citing Master's Degree 33 30 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.37% 0.33% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.53% 2.30% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 20 10
Central London median daily rate £577 £525 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.86% +52.73% -22.23%
10th Percentile £475 £409 £218
90th Percentile £731 £628 £908
London median daily rate £525 £539 £500
% change year-on-year -2.55% +7.75% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Central London median hourly rate - £65.00 £28.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +129.32% +45.36%
London median hourly rate £57.50 £26.60 £28.35
% change year-on-year +116.21% -6.17% +45.36%

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 1,304 1,306 1,099
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 14.82% 14.20% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 874 898 761
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £269 £263 £263
90th Percentile £675 £688 £638
London median daily rate £500 £500 £465
% change year-on-year - +7.53% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 44 14
Central London median hourly rate £22.16 £20.00 £17.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.78% +12.19% -18.92%
10th Percentile £13.00 £14.86 £12.98
90th Percentile £41.30 £52.10 £28.35
London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year +66.67% -29.41% +35.23%

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 25 April 2019.

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 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
City of London +8 32 £577 +14.49% 2
West End of London -13 1 - -
Master's Degree
London

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 Central London region with a requirement for Master's Degree.

1 33 (100.00%) Degree
2 15 (45.45%) Computer Science
2 15 (45.45%) Python
3 14 (42.42%) Finance
4 13 (39.39%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (39.39%) Analytics
4 13 (39.39%) Data Science
5 12 (36.36%) Algorithms
5 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (33.33%) Machine Learning
6 11 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (30.30%) Java
7 10 (30.30%) SQL
8 9 (27.27%) Predictive Analytics
8 9 (27.27%) Statistics
8 9 (27.27%) Big Data
9 8 (24.24%) Hadoop
9 8 (24.24%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Azure
10 7 (21.21%) DevOps
10 7 (21.21%) Data Analysis
10 7 (21.21%) Git (software)
10 7 (21.21%) Scrum
11 6 (18.18%) Apache Spark
12 5 (15.15%) scikit-learn
12 5 (15.15%) Performance Optimisation
12 5 (15.15%) PySpark
12 5 (15.15%) Deep Learning
12 5 (15.15%) Performance Tuning
12 5 (15.15%) Statistical Modelling

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 6 (18.18%) Apache Spark
2 2 (6.06%) Apache
3 1 (3.03%) Jupyter
3 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Acrobat
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) SAP ERP
2 2 (6.06%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (6.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (6.06%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 13 (39.39%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (15.15%) Amazon EMR
4 4 (12.12%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (6.06%) IaaS
5 2 (6.06%) PaaS
5 2 (6.06%) SaaS
6 1 (3.03%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (3.03%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (6.06%) Network Security
1 2 (6.06%) Sourcefire
2 1 (3.03%) HTTP
2 1 (3.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (27.27%) Big Data
2 8 (24.24%) Hadoop
3 5 (15.15%) Apache Hive
4 3 (9.09%) Blockchain
4 3 (9.09%) Relational Database
5 2 (6.06%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (6.06%) Cosmos DB
5 2 (6.06%) Data Lake
5 2 (6.06%) HBase
5 2 (6.06%) HDInsight
5 2 (6.06%) MongoDB
5 2 (6.06%) MySQL
5 2 (6.06%) NoSQL
5 2 (6.06%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (6.06%) Power BI
5 2 (6.06%) Redis
5 2 (6.06%) SAP BW
5 2 (6.06%) Spotfire
5 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
6 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (21.21%) Git (software)
2 4 (12.12%) Jenkins
3 3 (9.09%) JIRA
3 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (6.06%) Subversion
5 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.03%) Gradle
5 1 (3.03%) Selenium
5 1 (3.03%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.03%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.03%) Zephyr
General
1 14 (42.42%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Telecoms
3 3 (9.09%) Marketing
4 2 (6.06%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (3.03%) Banking
5 1 (3.03%) German Language
5 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.03%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Data Scientist
2 7 (21.21%) Developer
3 6 (18.18%) Java Developer
4 5 (15.15%) Senior Data Scientist
5 3 (9.09%) Architect
5 3 (9.09%) Machine Learning Scientist
5 3 (9.09%) SAP Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) AWS Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Data Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) IT Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Security Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Security Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Big Data Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Category Manager
7 1 (3.03%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Hybris Architect
7 1 (3.03%) SharePoint Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) Natural Language Processing
1 5 (15.15%) PySpark
1 5 (15.15%) scikit-learn
1 5 (15.15%) Spring
2 4 (12.12%) Kafka
2 4 (12.12%) NumPy
2 4 (12.12%) Pandas
2 4 (12.12%) PyMC3
2 4 (12.12%) SpaCy
3 3 (9.09%) MLlib
3 3 (9.09%) REST
4 2 (6.06%) HTML
4 2 (6.06%) RESTful
4 2 (6.06%) TensorFlow
4 2 (6.06%) Theano
4 2 (6.06%) Torch
4 2 (6.06%) Velocity
5 1 (3.03%) CSS
5 1 (3.03%) J2EE
5 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (36.36%) Algorithms
2 8 (24.24%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (12.12%) PKI
4 2 (6.06%) Data Structures
4 2 (6.06%) FMCG
4 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.03%) Fintech
5 1 (3.03%) Life Science
5 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Android
1 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
1 1 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) Computer Science
2 13 (39.39%) Analytics
2 13 (39.39%) Data Science
3 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (33.33%) Machine Learning
5 9 (27.27%) Predictive Analytics
5 9 (27.27%) Statistics
6 7 (21.21%) Data Analysis
6 7 (21.21%) DevOps
6 7 (21.21%) Scrum
7 5 (15.15%) Deep Learning
7 5 (15.15%) Performance Optimisation
7 5 (15.15%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (15.15%) Statistical Modelling
8 4 (12.12%) Bayesian Methods
8 4 (12.12%) Decision-Making
8 4 (12.12%) Physics
8 4 (12.12%) Probabilistic Modelling
8 4 (12.12%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (12.12%) Time Series Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (45.45%) Python
2 10 (30.30%) Java
2 10 (30.30%) SQL
3 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.03%) Go
4 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.03%) Scala
Qualifications
1 33 (100.00%) Degree
2 11 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (12.12%) PhD
4 2 (6.06%) CISA
4 2 (6.06%) CISM
4 2 (6.06%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) CASB
1 2 (6.06%) QRadar
2 1 (3.03%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) Cloudera
1 5 (15.15%) Hortonworks
2 4 (12.12%) SAP
3 2 (6.06%) Alteryx
3 2 (6.06%) CheckPoint
3 2 (6.06%) Cisco
3 2 (6.06%) hybris
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.03%) Adobe