Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 235 228 214
Rank change year-on-year -7 -14 +51
Contract jobs citing Master's Degree 25 13 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.35% 0.20% 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.53% 1.42% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 26
City of London median daily rate £521 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.25% +8.11% -27.17%
10th Percentile £443 £262 £300
90th Percentile £636 £915 £653
Central London median daily rate £521 £500 £463
% change year-on-year +4.25% +8.11% -9.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
City of London median hourly rate £42.50 £28.35 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.94% - -
Central London median hourly rate £42.50 £31.35 -
% change year-on-year +35.56% - -

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 988 918 1,059
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.91% 14.12% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 697 630 770
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £309 £275 £281
90th Percentile £700 £664 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 22 13
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £16.88 £21.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -22.52% +16.47%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.30 £16.60
90th Percentile £31.88 £29.29 £76.45
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.77 £21.78
% change year-on-year +5.23% -18.41% +15.54%

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 21 July 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

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

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Master's Degree in the City of London over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 25 (100.00%) Degree
2 12 (48.00%) Computer Science
3 11 (44.00%) Finance
4 10 (40.00%) SQL
5 9 (36.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (28.00%) Java
7 7 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (24.00%) Bitcoin
8 6 (24.00%) Blockchain
8 6 (24.00%) Ethereum
8 6 (24.00%) Hyperledger
8 6 (24.00%) Solidity
8 6 (24.00%) R3 Corda
8 6 (24.00%) Commercial Awareness
8 6 (24.00%) Distributed Ledger
9 5 (20.00%) Scrum
9 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
9 5 (20.00%) Blog
9 5 (20.00%) Use Case
9 5 (20.00%) Value Proposition
9 5 (20.00%) Fintech
9 5 (20.00%) Mentoring
10 4 (16.00%) Data Science
10 4 (16.00%) Git (software)
10 4 (16.00%) REST
10 4 (16.00%) Oracle
11 3 (12.00%) Banking
11 3 (12.00%) Retail
11 3 (12.00%) MVC

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 6 (24.00%) Ethereum
1 6 (24.00%) Hyperledger
2 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (4.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (4.00%) InVision
2 1 (4.00%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Distributed Ledger
1 6 (24.00%) R3 Corda
2 1 (4.00%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.00%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Intranet
2 1 (4.00%) 4G
2 1 (4.00%) HTTP
2 1 (4.00%) Skype
2 1 (4.00%) VPN
2 1 (4.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) Blockchain
2 2 (8.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (4.00%) MySQL
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (12.00%) Maven
3 2 (8.00%) Gradle
3 2 (8.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (4.00%) Axure RP
4 1 (4.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (4.00%) CA Release Automation
4 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 11 (44.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Banking
2 3 (12.00%) Retail
3 2 (8.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Marketing
3 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.00%) Advertising
4 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) Developer
2 6 (24.00%) Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Blockchain Consultant
3 5 (20.00%) Consultant
4 4 (16.00%) Java Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Senior Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Android Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Applications Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Blockchain Lead
6 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Customer Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Customer Insight Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Designer
6 2 (8.00%) Graduate Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Insight Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Investment Banking Java Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Linux Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) REST
2 3 (12.00%) Spring
2 3 (12.00%) XML
3 2 (8.00%) .NET
3 2 (8.00%) Hibernate
3 2 (8.00%) JMS
3 2 (8.00%) Web Services
3 2 (8.00%) XSD
4 1 (4.00%) Android SDK
4 1 (4.00%) CakePHP
4 1 (4.00%) jQuery
4 1 (4.00%) JSON
4 1 (4.00%) JSON Schema
4 1 (4.00%) Kafka
4 1 (4.00%) OAuth2
4 1 (4.00%) Sass
4 1 (4.00%) Swagger
4 1 (4.00%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (4.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (4.00%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 12 (48.00%) Computer Science
2 7 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (24.00%) Bitcoin
4 5 (20.00%) Blog
4 5 (20.00%) Fintech
5 2 (8.00%) Algorithms
5 2 (8.00%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (8.00%) User Experience
6 1 (4.00%) CMDB
6 1 (4.00%) Equities
6 1 (4.00%) Fixed Income
6 1 (4.00%) Handset
6 1 (4.00%) IVR
6 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
6 1 (4.00%) Public Cloud
6 1 (4.00%) Reference Data
6 1 (4.00%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Android
2 2 (8.00%) Linux
2 2 (8.00%) Unix
3 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.00%) Windows
3 1 (4.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (24.00%) Commercial Awareness
3 5 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 5 (20.00%) Scrum
3 5 (20.00%) Use Case
3 5 (20.00%) Value Proposition
4 4 (16.00%) Data Science
5 3 (12.00%) Analytics
5 3 (12.00%) CRM
5 3 (12.00%) MVC
6 2 (8.00%) Android Development
6 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (8.00%) Economics
6 2 (8.00%) OOP
6 2 (8.00%) Pair Programming
6 2 (8.00%) Project Management
6 2 (8.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (8.00%) Statistics
6 2 (8.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) SQL
2 7 (28.00%) Java
3 6 (24.00%) Solidity
4 3 (12.00%) C#
5 2 (8.00%) Bash Shell
5 2 (8.00%) Groovy
5 2 (8.00%) Java 8
5 2 (8.00%) Kotlin
5 2 (8.00%) Python
5 2 (8.00%) Scala
5 2 (8.00%) VB.NET
5 2 (8.00%) XPath
6 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.00%) PHP
6 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (100.00%) Degree
2 9 (36.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (8.00%) MBA
3 2 (8.00%) Numerate Degree
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Grafana
1 1 (4.00%) Kibana
1 1 (4.00%) Kubernetes
1 1 (4.00%) logstash
1 1 (4.00%) Mesos
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco
3 1 (4.00%) Google
3 1 (4.00%) TIBCO