Period
to 17 October 2019

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 17 October 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 205 228 232
Rank change year-on-year +23 +4 -17
Contract jobs citing Master's Degree 22 31 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.37% 0.44% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.65% 3.20% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 8
City of London median daily rate £555 £563 £568
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.33% -0.88% +19.47%
10th Percentile £485 £315 £450
90th Percentile £695 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £550 £568
% change year-on-year -4.55% -3.08% +19.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
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 831 968 984
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.93% 13.79% 14.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 629 684 706
City of London median daily rate £500 £480 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -1.54% +8.33%
10th Percentile £300 £256 £300
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 47 29
City of London median hourly rate £21.72 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.12% +0.03% -1.61%
10th Percentile £10.88 £13.00 £13.31
90th Percentile £51.95 £25.50 £28.15
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +9.63% - -1.58%

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 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 City of London region with a requirement for Master's Degree.

1 22 (100.00%) Degree
2 14 (63.64%) Computer Science
3 11 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (31.82%) DevOps
4 7 (31.82%) Java
4 7 (31.82%) E-Commerce
4 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (27.27%) Finance
5 6 (27.27%) Scrum
5 6 (27.27%) HTML
5 6 (27.27%) CSS
5 6 (27.27%) Presales
5 6 (27.27%) Front End Development
6 5 (22.73%) QA
7 4 (18.18%) JSR 170
7 4 (18.18%) Digital Marketing
7 4 (18.18%) Unit Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (18.18%) Jackrabbit
7 4 (18.18%) Marketing
7 4 (18.18%) Customer Engagement
7 4 (18.18%) OSGi
7 4 (18.18%) Ansible
7 4 (18.18%) GCP
7 4 (18.18%) User Stories
7 4 (18.18%) AWS
7 4 (18.18%) Security Architecture
7 4 (18.18%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (18.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (18.18%) CRM

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 4 (18.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 4 (18.18%) CMS
2 1 (4.55%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) AWS
1 4 (18.18%) GCP
2 3 (13.64%) Stackdriver
3 2 (9.09%) GitHub
4 1 (4.55%) Azure
4 1 (4.55%) Google Analytics
4 1 (4.55%) OpenShift
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) Jackrabbit
2 3 (13.64%) MySQL
2 3 (13.64%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (13.64%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.55%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
1 3 (13.64%) TeamCity
2 2 (9.09%) Cucumber
2 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.55%) Rational DOORS
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Marketing
3 2 (9.09%) Banking
3 2 (9.09%) Law
3 2 (9.09%) Legal
4 1 (4.55%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Architect
2 4 (18.18%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Technical Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Commercial Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Contracts Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Java Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Delivery Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Head of IT
4 1 (4.55%) Java Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Product Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Programme Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) SAP Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Security Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) CSS
1 6 (27.27%) HTML
2 4 (18.18%) JSR 170
2 4 (18.18%) OSGi
3 2 (9.09%) GraphQL
3 2 (9.09%) React
3 2 (9.09%) RESTful
3 2 (9.09%) Spring
3 2 (9.09%) Spring MVC
4 1 (4.55%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (4.55%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.55%) Data Structures
3 1 (4.55%) Equities
3 1 (4.55%) FMCG
3 1 (4.55%) Private Cloud
3 1 (4.55%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) Computer Science
2 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (31.82%) DevOps
2 7 (31.82%) E-Commerce
3 6 (27.27%) Front End Development
3 6 (27.27%) Presales
3 6 (27.27%) Scrum
4 4 (18.18%) Architectural Design
4 4 (18.18%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (18.18%) Content Management
4 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (18.18%) CRM
4 4 (18.18%) Customer Engagement
4 4 (18.18%) Digital Marketing
4 4 (18.18%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 4 (18.18%) Security Architecture
4 4 (18.18%) TDD
4 4 (18.18%) Technical Leadership
4 4 (18.18%) Unit Testing
4 4 (18.18%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) Java
2 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
2 2 (9.09%) Kotlin
2 2 (9.09%) Python
2 2 (9.09%) Scala
2 2 (9.09%) TypeScript
3 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.55%) C++
3 1 (4.55%) Go
3 1 (4.55%) MATLAB
3 1 (4.55%) R
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) Degree
2 11 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (13.64%) MBA
4 1 (4.55%) BC Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) CAPM
4 1 (4.55%) CISA
4 1 (4.55%) CISM
4 1 (4.55%) CISSP
4 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) IISP
4 1 (4.55%) PMI Certification
4 1 (4.55%) PMP
4 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (4.55%) Project+ Certification
4 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) ECSS
2 1 (4.55%) GDPR
2 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (4.55%) NIST
2 1 (4.55%) NIST 800
2 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) Ansible
2 3 (13.64%) Kubernetes
2 3 (13.64%) Prometheus
2 3 (13.64%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Adobe
2 3 (13.64%) New Relic
3 2 (9.09%) Perforce
4 1 (4.55%) Ariba
4 1 (4.55%) Google
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.55%) SAP
4 1 (4.55%) Tableau