Period
to 19 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Master's Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 October 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 225 234 205
Rank change year-on-year +9 -29 +37
Contract jobs citing Master's Degree 30 9 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.43% 0.13% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.11% 0.92% 3.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 24
City of London median daily rate £550 £568 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.08% +19.47% -28.84%
10th Percentile £300 £450 £346
90th Percentile £650 £638 £668
Central London median daily rate £550 £568 £475
% change year-on-year -3.08% +19.47% -28.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
City of London median hourly rate £20.00 £34.36 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.79% - -
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £34.93 -
% change year-on-year -42.74% - -

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 the City of London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
City of London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 964 983 1,065
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.77% 14.31% 15.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 677 706 755
City of London median daily rate £488 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
10th Percentile £256 £300 £275
90th Percentile £675 £675 £625
Central London median daily rate £493 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +3.68% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 29 16
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.03% -1.61% +5.61%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.31 £16.14
90th Percentile £25.50 £28.15 £39.88
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -1.58% +5.56%

Master's Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Master's Degree in the City of London

Master's Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Master's Degree in the City of London

Master's Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Master's Degree in the City of London over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Master's Degree in the City of London

Master's Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Master's Degree in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 City of London region with a requirement for Master's Degree.

1 30 (100.00%) Degree
2 18 (60.00%) Computer Science
2 18 (60.00%) Finance
3 14 (46.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (36.67%) Fintech
5 10 (33.33%) Mentoring
5 10 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (33.33%) Bitcoin
5 10 (33.33%) Solidity
5 10 (33.33%) R3 Corda
5 10 (33.33%) Distributed Ledger
5 10 (33.33%) Commercial Awareness
5 10 (33.33%) Blockchain
5 10 (33.33%) Ethereum
5 10 (33.33%) Hyperledger
5 10 (33.33%) Blog
6 9 (30.00%) Use Case
6 9 (30.00%) SQL
6 9 (30.00%) Value Proposition
7 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 6 (20.00%) Java
9 5 (16.67%) Data Science
9 5 (16.67%) Algorithms
9 5 (16.67%) Microservices
10 4 (13.33%) Oracle
10 4 (13.33%) Scrum
10 4 (13.33%) Banking
10 4 (13.33%) Mathematics
10 4 (13.33%) Statistics

Master's Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 (33.33%) Ethereum
1 10 (33.33%) Hyperledger
2 2 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.33%) Apache Spark
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.33%) SAS
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.33%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.33%) InVision
2 1 (3.33%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 10 (33.33%) Distributed Ledger
1 10 (33.33%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.33%) Office 365
2 1 (3.33%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) Intranet
2 1 (3.33%) 4G
2 1 (3.33%) Internet
2 1 (3.33%) Skype
2 1 (3.33%) VPN
2 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (33.33%) Blockchain
2 2 (6.67%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.33%) MySQL
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.33%) Axure RP
2 1 (3.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (3.33%) GitLab
2 1 (3.33%) JIRA
2 1 (3.33%) SonarQube
General
1 18 (60.00%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Banking
3 3 (10.00%) Retail
3 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (6.67%) Investment Banking
4 2 (6.67%) Marketing
5 1 (3.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Blockchain Consultant
1 9 (30.00%) Consultant
2 8 (26.67%) Developer
3 6 (20.00%) Technical Consultant
4 5 (16.67%) Analyst
5 4 (13.33%) Java Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Senior Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Blockchain Lead
7 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Cloud Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Customer Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Customer Insight Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Designer
7 2 (6.67%) Insight Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) AWS Developer
8 1 (3.33%) AWS Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Data Scientist
8 1 (3.33%) DevOps Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) User Experience Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) Kafka
1 3 (10.00%) REST
1 3 (10.00%) Spring
2 2 (6.67%) Dropwizard
2 2 (6.67%) Node.js
2 2 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (6.67%) Vert.x
3 1 (3.33%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (3.33%) Caffe
3 1 (3.33%) CakePHP
3 1 (3.33%) jQuery
3 1 (3.33%) Keras
3 1 (3.33%) Sass
3 1 (3.33%) TensorFlow
3 1 (3.33%) Theano
3 1 (3.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (3.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (60.00%) Computer Science
2 11 (36.67%) Fintech
3 10 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (33.33%) Bitcoin
3 10 (33.33%) Blog
4 5 (16.67%) Algorithms
5 3 (10.00%) User Experience
6 2 (6.67%) Data Structures
6 2 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
7 1 (3.33%) Equities
7 1 (3.33%) Fixed Income
7 1 (3.33%) Handset
7 1 (3.33%) IVR
7 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
7 1 (3.33%) NHS
7 1 (3.33%) Public Cloud
7 1 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Android
1 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
1 1 (3.33%) Linux
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
1 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
1 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Commercial Awareness
1 10 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 9 (30.00%) Use Case
2 9 (30.00%) Value Proposition
3 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (16.67%) Data Science
4 5 (16.67%) Microservices
5 4 (13.33%) Analytics
5 4 (13.33%) Mathematics
5 4 (13.33%) Scrum
5 4 (13.33%) Statistics
6 3 (10.00%) BDD
6 3 (10.00%) Creative Thinking
6 3 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (10.00%) Project Management
6 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (6.67%) Actionable Customer Insight
7 2 (6.67%) People Management
7 2 (6.67%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 10 (33.33%) Solidity
2 9 (30.00%) SQL
3 6 (20.00%) Java
4 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.33%) C#
5 1 (3.33%) MATLAB
5 1 (3.33%) PHP
5 1 (3.33%) Python
5 1 (3.33%) R
5 1 (3.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 30 (100.00%) Degree
2 14 (46.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (10.00%) PhD
4 2 (6.67%) MBA
4 2 (6.67%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (3.33%) ISEB
5 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Kubernetes
2 1 (3.33%) Mesos
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.33%) Oracle
3 2 (6.67%) Google
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco
4 1 (3.33%) HP
4 1 (3.33%) ServiceNow