Period
to 20 August 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 20 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
UK > England
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 572 602 583
Rank change year-on-year +30 -19 +42
Contract jobs citing Master's Degree 280 229 305
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.30% 0.26% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.60% 1.33% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 141 194
England median daily rate £486 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.32% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £263
90th Percentile £675 £588 £609
UK median daily rate £485 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.16% +5.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 0
England median hourly rate £32.25 £28.35 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.78% - -
UK 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 England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 17,453 17,239 21,164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.70% 19.54% 21.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,326 10,446 13,340
England median daily rate £450 £430 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £250 £260 £250
90th Percentile £631 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 843 851 697
England median hourly rate £22.50 £28.35 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.62% +6.96% +17.78%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £12.22
90th Percentile £50.08 £50.50 £47.86
UK median hourly rate £22.75 £29.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year -23.53% +8.18% +22.22%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 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
London -3 175 £550 +7.32% 56
South East +32 69 £400 -11.11% 36
Midlands -18 13 £340 -13.92% 7
East Midlands +3 10 £340 - 4
North of England -37 10 £638 +41.67% 8
North East +5 8 £638 +41.67%
East of England -18 7 £288 -36.11% 29
South West -9 6 £469 +4.17% 14
West Midlands -24 3 - - 3
Yorkshire -25 2 - - 6
Master's Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 20 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 England region with a requirement for Master's Degree.

1 280 (100.00%) Degree
2 179 (63.93%) Computer Science
3 115 (41.07%) Agile Software Development
4 102 (36.43%) Finance
5 89 (31.79%) Computer Science Degree
6 69 (24.64%) Python
7 65 (23.21%) Java
7 65 (23.21%) Analytical Skills
8 55 (19.64%) Algorithms
9 54 (19.29%) Scrum
10 53 (18.93%) Problem-Solving
11 46 (16.43%) Data Science
11 46 (16.43%) Project Management
12 43 (15.36%) Mathematics
12 43 (15.36%) Analytics
13 42 (15.00%) SQL
14 38 (13.57%) Microsoft
15 37 (13.21%) Amazon AWS
15 37 (13.21%) Machine Learning
16 34 (12.14%) Software Engineering
17 32 (11.43%) Marketing
18 31 (11.07%) PMI Certification
18 31 (11.07%) SDLC
19 30 (10.71%) PMP
20 28 (10.00%) Linux
21 27 (9.64%) Continuous Integration
22 26 (9.29%) C++
23 25 (8.93%) TDD
24 24 (8.57%) MBA
24 24 (8.57%) 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 13 (4.64%) Apache Spark
2 12 (4.29%) Ethereum
2 12 (4.29%) Hyperledger
2 12 (4.29%) SAS
2 12 (4.29%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.14%) Drupal
4 5 (1.79%) CMS
4 5 (1.79%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.43%) Apache Airflow
5 4 (1.43%) Apache Qpid
6 3 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.07%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (1.07%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.71%) Apache
7 2 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.36%) JBoss
Applications
1 15 (5.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (3.21%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (2.86%) SPSS
5 7 (2.50%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (1.07%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.71%) InVision
8 1 (0.36%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 12 (4.29%) Distributed Ledger
1 12 (4.29%) R3 Corda
2 4 (1.43%) SAP CO
2 4 (1.43%) SAP FI
2 4 (1.43%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.71%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.71%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.36%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.36%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (0.36%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 37 (13.21%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.50%) AWS CloudFormation
3 7 (2.50%) AWS Lambda
3 7 (2.50%) Office 365
3 7 (2.50%) Serverless
4 2 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 2 (0.71%) BrowserStack
4 2 (0.71%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.71%) SaaS
5 1 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.36%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.36%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.36%) G Suite
5 1 (0.36%) IaaS
5 1 (0.36%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.00%) Firewall
2 8 (2.86%) VPN
3 6 (2.14%) 4G
4 5 (1.79%) Internet
4 5 (1.79%) Intranet
5 4 (1.43%) 3GPP
5 4 (1.43%) LTE
6 3 (1.07%) 3G
6 3 (1.07%) 5G
6 3 (1.07%) 802.11
6 3 (1.07%) IPsec
6 3 (1.07%) Skype
6 3 (1.07%) SSL
6 3 (1.07%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.07%) WAN
7 2 (0.71%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.71%) Cisco Firepower
7 2 (0.71%) Cisco ISE
7 2 (0.71%) Network Security
8 1 (0.36%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.79%) Relational Database
2 14 (5.00%) Blockchain
3 13 (4.64%) SQL Server
4 12 (4.29%) Big Data
4 12 (4.29%) Redis
5 9 (3.21%) Hadoop
5 9 (3.21%) MySQL
6 8 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (2.50%) NoSQL
7 7 (2.50%) Oracle Database
8 6 (2.14%) Amazon RDS
8 6 (2.14%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.43%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.07%) MongoDB
10 3 (1.07%) Power BI
11 2 (0.71%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.71%) Spotfire
12 1 (0.36%) KDB
12 1 (0.36%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 20 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 11 (3.93%) Jenkins
3 9 (3.21%) Cucumber
3 9 (3.21%) Maven
4 7 (2.50%) Selenium
5 5 (1.79%) Gradle
6 4 (1.43%) JUnit
6 4 (1.43%) TeamCity
6 4 (1.43%) TestNG
7 3 (1.07%) Appium
7 3 (1.07%) GitLab
7 3 (1.07%) Subversion
7 3 (1.07%) Xcode
8 2 (0.71%) Axure RP
8 2 (0.71%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 2 (0.71%) JIRA
8 2 (0.71%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.71%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.36%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 102 (36.43%) Finance
2 32 (11.43%) Marketing
3 22 (7.86%) Banking
4 19 (6.79%) Telecoms
5 14 (5.00%) Retail
6 10 (3.57%) Manufacturing
7 8 (2.86%) Automotive
7 8 (2.86%) Back Office
7 8 (2.86%) Investment Banking
7 8 (2.86%) Legal
8 7 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (2.14%) Electronics
9 6 (2.14%) Financial Institution
10 5 (1.79%) Advertising
10 5 (1.79%) Front Office
10 5 (1.79%) Games
11 3 (1.07%) Law
11 3 (1.07%) Private Banking
12 2 (0.71%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.71%) French Language
Job Titles
1 65 (23.21%) Developer
2 33 (11.79%) Java Developer
3 32 (11.43%) Analyst
4 28 (10.00%) Project Manager
5 25 (8.93%) Consultant
6 20 (7.14%) Security Engineer
7 18 (6.43%) Data Scientist
8 10 (3.57%) Blockchain Consultant
8 10 (3.57%) Cloud Engineer
8 10 (3.57%) Senior Developer
9 9 (3.21%) Applications Manager
9 9 (3.21%) Applications Project Manager
9 9 (3.21%) Business Analyst
9 9 (3.21%) IT Manager
10 8 (2.86%) .NET Developer
10 8 (2.86%) Architect
10 8 (2.86%) C# Developer
10 8 (2.86%) Java Engineer
10 8 (2.86%) Senior Java Developer
10 8 (2.86%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.50%) Spring
2 16 (5.71%) TensorFlow
3 15 (5.36%) Keras
4 14 (5.00%) RabbitMQ
4 14 (5.00%) REST
5 12 (4.29%) HTML
5 12 (4.29%) Kafka
5 12 (4.29%) Web Services
6 10 (3.57%) .NET
6 10 (3.57%) Node.js
6 10 (3.57%) OpenCV
7 9 (3.21%) Middleware
8 8 (2.86%) AngularJS
8 8 (2.86%) ASP.NET
8 8 (2.86%) RESTful
9 7 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (1.79%) CSS
10 5 (1.79%) Theano
10 5 (1.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 179 (63.93%) Computer Science
2 65 (23.21%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (19.64%) Algorithms
4 23 (8.21%) User Experience
5 22 (7.86%) Management Information System
5 22 (7.86%) PMI
6 16 (5.71%) Fintech
7 13 (4.64%) Data Structures
7 13 (4.64%) Self-Motivation
8 12 (4.29%) Bitcoin
9 11 (3.93%) Blog
9 11 (3.93%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (3.57%) Data Centre
11 9 (3.21%) Hedge funds
11 9 (3.21%) Social Media
12 8 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
12 8 (2.86%) PKI
13 7 (2.50%) Clustering
14 6 (2.14%) Credit Risk
15 5 (1.79%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 28 (10.00%) Linux
2 13 (4.64%) Android
2 13 (4.64%) Apple iOS
3 11 (3.93%) Windows
4 6 (2.14%) Unix
5 3 (1.07%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.07%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.71%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (41.07%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (19.29%) Scrum
3 53 (18.93%) Problem-Solving
4 46 (16.43%) Data Science
4 46 (16.43%) Project Management
5 43 (15.36%) Analytics
5 43 (15.36%) Mathematics
6 37 (13.21%) Machine Learning
7 34 (12.14%) Software Engineering
8 31 (11.07%) SDLC
9 27 (9.64%) Continuous Integration
10 25 (8.93%) TDD
11 24 (8.57%) OOP
12 23 (8.21%) Microservices
13 22 (7.86%) Mentoring
13 22 (7.86%) Use Case
14 21 (7.50%) ITIL
14 21 (7.50%) Statistics
15 20 (7.14%) Kanban
15 20 (7.14%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 69 (24.64%) Python
2 65 (23.21%) Java
3 42 (15.00%) SQL
4 26 (9.29%) C++
5 24 (8.57%) JavaScript
6 18 (6.43%) R
7 16 (5.71%) C#
8 15 (5.36%) Java 8
9 14 (5.00%) Bash Shell
10 13 (4.64%) Perl
11 12 (4.29%) Scala
11 12 (4.29%) Solidity
12 8 (2.86%) C
13 7 (2.50%) MATLAB
13 7 (2.50%) Ruby
14 6 (2.14%) Apple Swift
15 5 (1.79%) Go
16 4 (1.43%) Groovy
16 4 (1.43%) XPath
17 3 (1.07%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 280 (100.00%) Degree
2 89 (31.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 31 (11.07%) PMI Certification
4 30 (10.71%) PMP
5 24 (8.57%) MBA
6 23 (8.21%) PhD
7 15 (5.36%) Security Cleared
8 9 (3.21%) SC Cleared
9 7 (2.50%) CISM
9 7 (2.50%) CISSP
10 6 (2.14%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (2.14%) ISEB
11 5 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (1.43%) CCSP
12 4 (1.43%) CIMA
12 4 (1.43%) CISA
12 4 (1.43%) JNCIP
12 4 (1.43%) JNCIS
12 4 (1.43%) Numerate Degree
13 3 (1.07%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.71%) QA
2 6 (2.14%) IFRS
3 5 (1.79%) IFRS 9
3 5 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.07%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.07%) PMO
5 1 (0.36%) COBIT
5 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.36%) EMIR
5 1 (0.36%) GCP
5 1 (0.36%) GDPR
5 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 1 (0.36%) MiFID
5 1 (0.36%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (3.93%) Docker
2 3 (1.07%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.36%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (6.43%) Ansible
2 14 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (5.00%) Puppet
3 10 (3.57%) Terraform
4 9 (3.21%) Salt
5 6 (2.14%) Kubernetes
6 5 (1.79%) Nagios
7 4 (1.43%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.71%) Mesos
9 1 (0.36%) CSIRT
9 1 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.36%) Grafana
9 1 (0.36%) Graphite
9 1 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.36%) Kibana
9 1 (0.36%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.36%) RSA Archer
9 1 (0.36%) RSA Security Analytics
9 1 (0.36%) StatsD
9 1 (0.36%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 38 (13.57%) Microsoft
2 20 (7.14%) Oracle
3 15 (5.36%) SAP
4 14 (5.00%) Google
5 9 (3.21%) Cisco
6 8 (2.86%) Talend
6 8 (2.86%) TIBCO
7 6 (2.14%) Interwoven
8 5 (1.79%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.43%) Juniper
10 3 (1.07%) Apple
10 3 (1.07%) ForeScout
10 3 (1.07%) Fortinet
10 3 (1.07%) Tableau
11 2 (0.71%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.71%) Darktrace
11 2 (0.71%) Palo Alto
11 2 (0.71%) Sage
11 2 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.71%) Temenos