Period
to 14 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Master's Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 14 December 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
UK > England
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 553 610 606
Rank change year-on-year +57 -4 -18
Contract jobs citing Master's Degree 328 265 260
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.34% 0.28% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.79% 1.47% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 184 154
England median daily rate £525 £483 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.81% +1.58% +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £265 £264
90th Percentile £678 £643 £610
UK median daily rate £525 £483 £475
% change year-on-year +8.81% +1.58% +7.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 3
England median hourly rate £34.00 £34.36 £95.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.05% -63.83% +187.88%
10th Percentile £20.75 £25.10 £42.10
90th Percentile £57.50 £46.80 £97.50
UK median hourly rate £34.00 £34.36 £95.00
% change year-on-year -1.05% -63.83% +187.88%

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 England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 18,356 17,984 19,578
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.13% 18.93% 20.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,944 11,070 12,267
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £231 £245
90th Percentile £630 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 862 817 777
England median hourly rate £26.35 £25.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.41% -1.96% +6.25%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.25 £49.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £25.60 £25.88
% change year-on-year +3.54% -1.08% +3.50%

Master's Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Master's Degree in England

Master's Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Master's Degree in England

Master's Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Master's Degree in England over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Master's Degree in England

Master's Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Master's Degree in England

Master's Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Master's Degree in England over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Master's Degree in England

Master's Degree
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 14 December 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
London +51 207 £544 +3.57% 46
South East +15 65 £350 -2.10% 28
North of England 0 25 £575 +76.92% 9
Midlands -24 17 £345 +12.20% 8
East Midlands +12 16 £345 +18.97% 5
North West -5 12 £475 +5.56% 8
North East +8 10 £575 +21.05%
South West -30 9 £513 -2.38% 6
East of England -7 4 £413 +55.66% 17
Yorkshire -18 3 £750 +157.51% 1
West Midlands -33 1 - - 3
Master's Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 England region with a requirement for Master's Degree.

1 328 (100.00%) Degree
2 182 (55.49%) Computer Science
3 151 (46.04%) Agile Software Development
4 109 (33.23%) Finance
5 105 (32.01%) Python
6 93 (28.35%) Computer Science Degree
7 84 (25.61%) Analytical Skills
8 80 (24.39%) Algorithms
9 70 (21.34%) Machine Learning
9 70 (21.34%) Data Science
10 68 (20.73%) Analytics
10 68 (20.73%) SQL
11 65 (19.82%) Problem-Solving
12 57 (17.38%) Java
13 54 (16.46%) PhD
13 54 (16.46%) Mathematics
13 54 (16.46%) Hadoop
14 49 (14.94%) Big Data
15 47 (14.33%) Amazon AWS
15 47 (14.33%) Statistics
16 43 (13.11%) Deep Learning
17 42 (12.80%) Apache Spark
17 42 (12.80%) Software Engineering
18 41 (12.50%) TensorFlow
19 40 (12.20%) Project Management
19 40 (12.20%) Microsoft
20 37 (11.28%) Scrum
20 37 (11.28%) Apache Hive
21 36 (10.98%) Data Analysis
22 35 (10.67%) JavaScript

Master's Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 42 (12.80%) Apache Spark
2 30 (9.15%) SAS
3 24 (7.32%) SharePoint
4 13 (3.96%) Ethereum
4 13 (3.96%) Hyperledger
5 11 (3.35%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (2.74%) Apache
7 5 (1.52%) CMS
7 5 (1.52%) Confluence
7 5 (1.52%) Drupal
8 4 (1.22%) Apache Qpid
8 4 (1.22%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.91%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.61%) Apache Airflow
10 2 (0.61%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.30%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (4.27%) Microsoft Office
1 14 (4.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 12 (3.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (2.74%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (1.83%) SPSS
5 4 (1.22%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.91%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.91%) InVision
7 1 (0.30%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 13 (3.96%) Distributed Ledger
1 13 (3.96%) R3 Corda
2 2 (0.61%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle AML
3 1 (0.30%) Primavera
3 1 (0.30%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.30%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 47 (14.33%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (6.71%) Amazon EMR
3 14 (4.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (2.44%) Serverless
5 7 (2.13%) Amazon S3
5 7 (2.13%) AWS Lambda
6 6 (1.83%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (1.83%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (1.22%) Office 365
7 4 (1.22%) PaaS
8 3 (0.91%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 3 (0.91%) BrowserStack
8 3 (0.91%) Firebase
8 3 (0.91%) IaaS
8 3 (0.91%) SaaS
9 2 (0.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.61%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.30%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.30%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.13%) Firewall
1 7 (2.13%) VPN
2 6 (1.83%) Internet
3 3 (0.91%) 4G
3 3 (0.91%) Broadband
3 3 (0.91%) Intranet
3 3 (0.91%) Skype
3 3 (0.91%) SNMP
3 3 (0.91%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.91%) WAN
4 2 (0.61%) 3GPP
4 2 (0.61%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (0.61%) IPsec
4 2 (0.61%) LTE
4 2 (0.61%) Sourcefire
4 2 (0.61%) SSL
5 1 (0.30%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.30%) NAS
5 1 (0.30%) Network Security
5 1 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (16.46%) Hadoop
2 49 (14.94%) Big Data
3 37 (11.28%) Apache Hive
4 28 (8.54%) Relational Database
5 20 (6.10%) SQL Server
6 19 (5.79%) Data Warehouse
7 18 (5.49%) DB2
8 17 (5.18%) Blockchain
9 15 (4.57%) NoSQL
10 12 (3.66%) Redis
11 11 (3.35%) Oracle Database
12 9 (2.74%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (2.74%) RDBMS
13 8 (2.44%) DB2 UDB
13 8 (2.44%) Oracle Database 10g
13 8 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
13 8 (2.44%) Snowflake Schema
13 8 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
13 8 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (6.10%) Git (software)
2 17 (5.18%) Jenkins
3 13 (3.96%) JIRA
4 12 (3.66%) Selenium
5 11 (3.35%) Maven
6 10 (3.05%) Cucumber
7 8 (2.44%) Eclipse
8 7 (2.13%) Appium
9 6 (1.83%) WebDriver
10 5 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (1.22%) SoapUI
12 3 (0.91%) GitLab
12 3 (0.91%) JMeter
12 3 (0.91%) SpecFlow
12 3 (0.91%) Visual Studio Team System
13 2 (0.61%) Bitbucket
13 2 (0.61%) Calabash
13 2 (0.61%) Gradle
14 1 (0.30%) Hudson
14 1 (0.30%) SonarQube
General
1 109 (33.23%) Finance
2 34 (10.37%) Marketing
3 29 (8.84%) Telecoms
4 28 (8.54%) Banking
5 19 (5.79%) Retail
6 17 (5.18%) Manufacturing
7 10 (3.05%) Pharmaceutical
8 8 (2.44%) Investment Banking
9 7 (2.13%) Electronics
10 6 (1.83%) Legal
11 5 (1.52%) Advertising
11 5 (1.52%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.91%) Front Office
12 3 (0.91%) Games
13 2 (0.61%) Automotive
13 2 (0.61%) Back Office
13 2 (0.61%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.61%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.61%) Law
13 2 (0.61%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 71 (21.65%) Developer
2 42 (12.80%) Data Scientist
3 30 (9.15%) Analyst
4 23 (7.01%) Consultant
5 20 (6.10%) Project Manager
5 20 (6.10%) Python Engineer
6 18 (5.49%) Java Developer
7 14 (4.27%) Software Engineer
8 13 (3.96%) Data Engineer
9 12 (3.66%) Big Data Engineer
10 11 (3.35%) Tester
11 10 (3.05%) Blockchain Consultant
11 10 (3.05%) C# Developer
12 9 (2.74%) Architect
12 9 (2.74%) Automation Tester
12 9 (2.74%) Machine Learning Engineer
12 9 (2.74%) Security Engineer
13 8 (2.44%) Business Analyst
13 8 (2.44%) Informatica Developer
13 8 (2.44%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (12.50%) TensorFlow
2 24 (7.32%) Kafka
3 23 (7.01%) Caffe
4 21 (6.40%) Theano
5 20 (6.10%) Keras
5 20 (6.10%) PySpark
5 20 (6.10%) Spring
6 18 (5.49%) REST
7 17 (5.18%) NumPy
7 17 (5.18%) RabbitMQ
8 16 (4.88%) HTML
8 16 (4.88%) Web Services
9 13 (3.96%) Node.js
9 13 (3.96%) XML
10 11 (3.35%) Torch
11 10 (3.05%) AngularJS
11 10 (3.05%) Celery
11 10 (3.05%) Flask
12 9 (2.74%) CSS
12 9 (2.74%) OpenCV
Miscellaneous
1 84 (25.61%) Analytical Skills
2 80 (24.39%) Algorithms
3 21 (6.40%) User Experience
4 16 (4.88%) Management Information System
4 16 (4.88%) PMI
5 15 (4.57%) Fintech
6 13 (3.96%) Bitcoin
6 13 (3.96%) Blog
7 11 (3.35%) Data Centre
7 11 (3.35%) Data Structures
8 9 (2.74%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (2.13%) Credit Risk
9 7 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (2.13%) Fixed Income
9 7 (2.13%) Social Media
10 6 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (1.83%) PKI
11 5 (1.52%) Derivative
11 5 (1.52%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.52%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 32 (9.76%) Linux
2 13 (3.96%) Android
3 10 (3.05%) Windows
4 7 (2.13%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.83%) Unix
6 4 (1.22%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.91%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.61%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (55.49%) Computer Science
2 151 (46.04%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (21.34%) Data Science
3 70 (21.34%) Machine Learning
4 68 (20.73%) Analytics
5 65 (19.82%) Problem-Solving
6 54 (16.46%) Mathematics
7 47 (14.33%) Statistics
8 43 (13.11%) Deep Learning
9 42 (12.80%) Software Engineering
10 40 (12.20%) Project Management
11 37 (11.28%) Scrum
12 36 (10.98%) Data Analysis
13 34 (10.37%) Test Automation
14 31 (9.45%) ETL
14 31 (9.45%) SDLC
15 26 (7.93%) Thought Leadership
16 25 (7.62%) Mentoring
17 23 (7.01%) OO
18 22 (6.71%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 105 (32.01%) Python
2 68 (20.73%) SQL
3 57 (17.38%) Java
4 35 (10.67%) JavaScript
5 30 (9.15%) C#
5 30 (9.15%) R
6 28 (8.54%) Scala
7 27 (8.23%) C++
8 18 (5.49%) MATLAB
9 13 (3.96%) Solidity
10 11 (3.35%) Bash Shell
11 9 (2.74%) COBOL
11 9 (2.74%) Perl
12 8 (2.44%) C
13 7 (2.13%) AWK
14 5 (1.52%) Go
14 5 (1.52%) Ruby
14 5 (1.52%) sed
15 4 (1.22%) Ada
15 4 (1.22%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 328 (100.00%) Degree
2 93 (28.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 54 (16.46%) PhD
4 31 (9.45%) Security Cleared
5 25 (7.62%) MBA
5 25 (7.62%) SC Cleared
6 23 (7.01%) PMP
7 21 (6.40%) PMI Certification
8 10 (3.05%) Numerate Degree
9 7 (2.13%) ISEB
9 7 (2.13%) ISTQB
10 6 (1.83%) CIMA
11 5 (1.52%) ACCA
12 3 (0.91%) CCSP
12 3 (0.91%) CISA
12 3 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.91%) CISM
12 3 (0.91%) CISSP
12 3 (0.91%) JNCIP
12 3 (0.91%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.18%) QA
2 6 (1.83%) PMO
3 5 (1.52%) IFRS
3 5 (1.52%) SLA
4 4 (1.22%) IFRS 9
4 4 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.91%) GDPR
6 2 (0.61%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.61%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.61%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.30%) EMIR
7 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (0.30%) MiFID
7 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 25 (7.62%) Docker
2 4 (1.22%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.61%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.30%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (3.66%) Ansible
1 12 (3.66%) Puppet
2 11 (3.35%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.83%) Kubernetes
3 6 (1.83%) Nagios
3 6 (1.83%) Salt
3 6 (1.83%) Terraform
4 3 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.61%) Grafana
5 2 (0.61%) Graphite
5 2 (0.61%) Kibana
5 2 (0.61%) Mesos
5 2 (0.61%) QRadar
5 2 (0.61%) StatsD
5 2 (0.61%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.30%) CSIRT
6 1 (0.30%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.30%) RSA Archer
6 1 (0.30%) RSA Security Analytics
6 1 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 40 (12.20%) Microsoft
2 32 (9.76%) Oracle
3 22 (6.71%) Google
4 18 (5.49%) Cloudera
5 17 (5.18%) Hortonworks
6 11 (3.35%) Teradata
7 9 (2.74%) Cisco
8 8 (2.44%) HP
8 8 (2.44%) Informatica
8 8 (2.44%) Netezza
9 7 (2.13%) TIBCO
10 5 (1.52%) SAP
11 4 (1.22%) Talend
12 3 (0.91%) Atlassian
12 3 (0.91%) Dell
12 3 (0.91%) Juniper
12 3 (0.91%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.91%) Tableau
13 2 (0.61%) Fortinet
13 2 (0.61%) Sage