Period
to 28 January 2020

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 28 January 2020 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
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 181 223 235
Rank change year-on-year +42 +12 -21
Contract jobs citing Master's Degree 20 28 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.41% 0.41% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.64% 3.01% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 20 18
City of London median daily rate £575 £563 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +12.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £443 £296 £391
90th Percentile £708 £665 £604
Central London median daily rate £538 £550 £513
% change year-on-year -2.27% +7.32% +7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £48.89 - -
Central London median hourly rate £48.89 - -

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 757 929 1,010
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 15.45% 13.68% 14.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 561 648 739
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £289 £237 £300
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £490
% change year-on-year +5.26% -3.06% +8.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 26 25
City of London median hourly rate £24.12 £18.70 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.98% -8.78% +13.89%
10th Percentile £11.77 £12.63 £15.00
90th Percentile £52.93 £34.38 £31.20
Central London median hourly rate £24.12 £20.65 £21.00
% change year-on-year +16.83% -1.69% +17.42%

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 28 January 2020.

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 28 January 2020, 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 20 (100.00%) Degree
2 16 (80.00%) Computer Science
3 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (55.00%) Java
3 11 (55.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (35.00%) Front End Development
4 7 (35.00%) CSS
4 7 (35.00%) Python
4 7 (35.00%) E-Commerce
4 7 (35.00%) HTML
4 7 (35.00%) TDD
4 7 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (30.00%) Physics
5 6 (30.00%) Algorithms
6 5 (25.00%) GCP
6 5 (25.00%) Presales
6 5 (25.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 5 (25.00%) Technical Leadership
6 5 (25.00%) Architectural Design
6 5 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
6 5 (25.00%) Unit Testing
6 5 (25.00%) Jackrabbit
6 5 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
6 5 (25.00%) Security Architecture
6 5 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (25.00%) OSGi
6 5 (25.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 5 (25.00%) User Stories
6 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (25.00%) Content Management

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 5 (25.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 5 (25.00%) CMS
2 4 (20.00%) Apache Spark
3 2 (10.00%) DNN
4 1 (5.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 5 (25.00%) GCP
2 3 (15.00%) AWS
3 2 (10.00%) Azure
3 2 (10.00%) GitHub
4 1 (5.00%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) HTTP
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (5.00%) NAS
2 1 (5.00%) Sourcefire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) Jackrabbit
2 4 (20.00%) Big Data
3 2 (10.00%) Flink
4 1 (5.00%) MySQL
4 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Clang
1 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (25.00%) Marketing
2 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (10.00%) Finance
4 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Architect
1 5 (25.00%) Technical Architect
2 4 (20.00%) Data Scientist
3 3 (15.00%) Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Java Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Java Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Machine Learning Scientist
4 2 (10.00%) Quantitative Developer
5 1 (5.00%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.00%) C# Quant Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Compiler Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Haskell Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Head of IT
5 1 (5.00%) Head of IT Services
5 1 (5.00%) Head of Security
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Java Quantitative Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Security Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) CSS
1 7 (35.00%) HTML
2 5 (25.00%) JSR 170
2 5 (25.00%) OSGi
3 4 (20.00%) MLlib
3 4 (20.00%) Pandas
3 4 (20.00%) SciPy
3 4 (20.00%) TensorFlow
4 3 (15.00%) Spring
5 2 (10.00%) .NET
5 2 (10.00%) D3.js
5 2 (10.00%) GraphQL
5 2 (10.00%) React
5 2 (10.00%) RESTful
5 2 (10.00%) Samza
5 2 (10.00%) Spring MVC
6 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Algorithms
2 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.00%) Data Structures
4 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (5.00%) Equities
4 1 (5.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.00%) PKI
4 1 (5.00%) Social Media
4 1 (5.00%) Social Network
4 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Linux
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (80.00%) Computer Science
2 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (35.00%) E-Commerce
3 7 (35.00%) Front End Development
3 7 (35.00%) TDD
4 6 (30.00%) Physics
5 5 (25.00%) Architectural Design
5 5 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (25.00%) Content Management
5 5 (25.00%) CRM
5 5 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
5 5 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
5 5 (25.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 5 (25.00%) Presales
5 5 (25.00%) Scrum
5 5 (25.00%) Security Architecture
5 5 (25.00%) Technical Leadership
5 5 (25.00%) Unit Testing
5 5 (25.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) Java
2 7 (35.00%) Python
3 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (20.00%) Scala
4 2 (10.00%) C#
4 2 (10.00%) C++
4 2 (10.00%) Haskell
4 2 (10.00%) Kotlin
4 2 (10.00%) Objective-C
4 2 (10.00%) TypeScript
5 1 (5.00%) F#
5 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) Degree
2 11 (55.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (20.00%) PhD
4 1 (5.00%) CISA
4 1 (5.00%) CISM
4 1 (5.00%) CISSP
4 1 (5.00%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) QA
2 2 (10.00%) GDPR
3 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (5.00%) NIST
3 1 (5.00%) NIST 800
3 1 (5.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.00%) DFS Replication
1 1 (5.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Ansible
1 1 (5.00%) Kubernetes
1 1 (5.00%) Prometheus
1 1 (5.00%) QRadar
1 1 (5.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Adobe
2 2 (10.00%) Google
2 2 (10.00%) Perforce
3 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) New Relic
3 1 (5.00%) Varonis