Period
to 21 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Master's Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 21 August 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
England > East of England
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 199 187 182
Rank change year-on-year -12 -5 +26
Contract jobs citing Master's Degree 7 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.14% 0.28% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.73% 1.45% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 7
East of England median daily rate £288 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.11% +38.46% +16.07%
10th Percentile £281 £268 £223
90th Percentile £294 £498 £570
England median daily rate £486 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +2.26% - +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
East of England median hourly rate - £19.00 -
England median hourly rate £32.25 £28.35 -
% change year-on-year +13.78% - -

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 East of England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
East of England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 965 896 959
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.32% 19.11% 18.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 455 481 533
East of England median daily rate £415 £392 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% +4.40% -3.23%
10th Percentile £178 £209 £200
90th Percentile £575 £559 £525
England median daily rate £450 £428 £415
% change year-on-year +5.14% +3.13% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 102 68
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £20.39 £27.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.61% -25.71% +35.72%
10th Percentile £10.40 £11.78 £10.06
90th Percentile £42.25 £45.90 £48.75
England median hourly rate £22.93 £28.35 £26.50
% change year-on-year -19.10% +6.96% +17.78%

Master's Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Master's Degree in the East of England

Master's Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Master's Degree in the East of England

Master's Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Master's Degree in the East of England

Master's Degree
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Master's Degree within the East of England region over the 6 months to 21 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire -1 3 £288 -21.50% 20
Hertfordshire -4 3 - - 5
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 1
Master's Degree
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 East of England region with a requirement for Master's Degree.

1 7 (100.00%) Degree
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
3 3 (42.86%) Automotive
3 3 (42.86%) Project Management
3 3 (42.86%) Electronics
3 3 (42.86%) Linux
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
4 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 2 (28.57%) CAN bus
4 2 (28.57%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
4 2 (28.57%) System Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) ISEB
4 2 (28.57%) PMP
4 2 (28.57%) PMI Certification
4 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
4 2 (28.57%) Driving Licence
4 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (14.29%) VersionOne
5 1 (14.29%) Schematic Capture
5 1 (14.29%) Data Acquisition
5 1 (14.29%) Budgeting and Forecasting

Master's Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 1 (14.29%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) FlexRay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (14.29%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
2 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
2 1 (14.29%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) Subversion
2 1 (14.29%) VersionOne
General
1 3 (42.86%) Automotive
1 3 (42.86%) Electronics
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Software Test Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Scrum Master
2 1 (14.29%) Coordinator
2 1 (14.29%) Data Scientist
2 1 (14.29%) Design Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Hardware Design Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Hardware Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Project Coordinator
2 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) CAN bus
1 2 (28.57%) Driving Licence
1 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (57.14%) Scrum
2 3 (42.86%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 2 (28.57%) System Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Analytics
4 1 (14.29%) Change Control
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Deep Learning
4 1 (14.29%) Earned Value Management
4 1 (14.29%) Informatics
4 1 (14.29%) Machine Learning
4 1 (14.29%) Matrix Management
4 1 (14.29%) Project Governance
4 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
4 1 (14.29%) Statistics
4 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
4 1 (14.29%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) C
2 1 (14.29%) MATLAB
2 1 (14.29%) Python
2 1 (14.29%) R
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) ISEB
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 2 (28.57%) PMI Certification
2 2 (28.57%) PMP
3 1 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (14.29%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) EMC
2 1 (14.29%) Mentor Graphics