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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 23 May 2022 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
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 182 143 145
Rank change year-on-year -39 +2 +75
Contract jobs citing Master's Degree 7 7 14
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.17% 0.25% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.98% 1.53% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 9
10th Percentile £553 £417 £410
25th Percentile £556 £575 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £640 £475
Median % change year-on-year -10.16% +34.74% -24.00%
75th Percentile £606 £683 £556
90th Percentile £618 £723 £707
Central London median daily rate £517 £640 £463
% change year-on-year -19.22% +38.38% -26.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
10th Percentile - - £44.83
25th Percentile £44.25 - £44.95
Median hourly rate £45.50 - £48.89
75th Percentile £46.75 - £52.81
90th Percentile - - £52.93
Central London median hourly rate £45.50 - £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 713 457 523
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 17.19% 16.07% 16.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 304 352
10th Percentile £365 £303 £301
25th Percentile £482 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -1.96%
75th Percentile £639 £638 £588
90th Percentile £725 £716 £650
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £487
% change year-on-year +4.76% +7.91% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 7
10th Percentile £18.50 £15.30 £18.59
25th Percentile £39.50 £17.50 £22.74
Median hourly rate £47.00 £27.00 £46.50
Median % change year-on-year +74.07% -41.94% +125.24%
75th Percentile £57.88 £28.75 £52.25
90th Percentile £67.55 £35.00 £52.55
Central London median hourly rate £47.00 £22.00 £29.34
% change year-on-year +113.64% -25.01% +42.10%

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

Job postings citing Master's Degree as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Master's Degree in the City of London.

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

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

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Master's Degree in the City of London.

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

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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 7 (100.00%) Degree
2 5 (71.43%) Computer Science
3 4 (57.14%) Agile
4 3 (42.86%) Data Migration
4 3 (42.86%) Data Protection
4 3 (42.86%) Python
4 3 (42.86%) ETL
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 3 (42.86%) Migration
4 3 (42.86%) DevOps
4 3 (42.86%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (42.86%) GDPR
4 3 (42.86%) Social Skills
5 2 (28.57%) Data Ingestion
5 2 (28.57%) Data Lake
5 2 (28.57%) Data Science
5 2 (28.57%) Data Pipeline
5 2 (28.57%) Legacy Systems
5 2 (28.57%) CI/CD
5 2 (28.57%) Apache Spark
5 2 (28.57%) Data Engineering
5 2 (28.57%) Hedge funds
5 2 (28.57%) BigQuery
5 2 (28.57%) GCP
5 2 (28.57%) Scala
5 2 (28.57%) Visualisation
5 2 (28.57%) Apache Hive
5 2 (28.57%) Big Data
5 2 (28.57%) Kafka
5 2 (28.57%) Analytics

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 2 (28.57%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (14.29%) Adobe XD
1 1 (14.29%) InVision
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (14.29%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) GCP
2 1 (14.29%) Azure
2 1 (14.29%) Figma
2 1 (14.29%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) DMZ
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
1 1 (14.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Apache Hive
1 2 (28.57%) Big Data
1 2 (28.57%) BigQuery
1 2 (28.57%) Bigtable
1 2 (28.57%) Data Lake
1 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (14.29%) NewSQL
2 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
2 1 (14.29%) Power BI
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 1 (14.29%) IBM UrbanCode
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (42.86%) Social Skills
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Financial Institution
2 2 (28.57%) Legal
3 1 (14.29%) Presentation Skills
3 1 (14.29%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Data Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Business Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Business Security Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Designer
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Information Security Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Security Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Business Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Designer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Information Security Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Security Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Senior UX Designer
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Developer
3 1 (14.29%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
1 2 (28.57%) Kafka
2 1 (14.29%) CSS
2 1 (14.29%) REST
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Hedge funds
1 2 (28.57%) Legacy Systems
2 1 (14.29%) Algorithms
2 1 (14.29%) Blog
2 1 (14.29%) DataPower
2 1 (14.29%) Graphic Design
2 1 (14.29%) PKI
2 1 (14.29%) Social Media
2 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Computer Science
2 4 (57.14%) Agile
3 3 (42.86%) Data Migration
3 3 (42.86%) Data Protection
3 3 (42.86%) DevOps
3 3 (42.86%) ETL
3 3 (42.86%) Migration
4 2 (28.57%) Analytics
4 2 (28.57%) AOP
4 2 (28.57%) Artificial Intelligence
4 2 (28.57%) CI/CD
4 2 (28.57%) Data Engineering
4 2 (28.57%) Data Ingestion
4 2 (28.57%) Data Modelling
4 2 (28.57%) Data Pipeline
4 2 (28.57%) Data Science
4 2 (28.57%) Visualisation
5 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 1 (14.29%) UX Research
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Python
2 2 (28.57%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) Scala
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Degree
2 3 (42.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (14.29%) CISA
3 1 (14.29%) CISSP
3 1 (14.29%) GIAC
3 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) GDPR
2 1 (14.29%) Accessibility
2 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (14.29%) NCSC
2 1 (14.29%) WCAG
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Google
2 2 (28.57%) Netezza
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) Adobe
3 1 (14.29%) IBM