Period
to 16 December 2017

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 16 December 2017 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
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 590 600 579
Rank change year-on-year +10 -21 +106
Contract jobs citing Master's Degree 264 267 303
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.28% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.49% 1.38% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 155 194
England median daily rate £483 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.58% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £265 £265 £258
90th Percentile £643 £608 £625
UK median daily rate £483 £475 £442
% change year-on-year +1.58% +7.47% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 5
England median hourly rate £34.36 £95.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.83% +187.88% +103.08%
10th Percentile £25.10 £42.10 £21.55
90th Percentile £46.80 £97.50 £51.50
UK median hourly rate £34.36 £95.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year -63.83% +187.88% +102.45%

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 17704 19332 20862
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.75% 20.26% 20.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 10888 12096 12782
England median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £230 £245 £250
90th Percentile £613 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 814 778 998
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +7.37% +25.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £25.69 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.75% +2.00% +31.58%

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 16 December 2017.

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 16 December 2017.

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 16 December 2017. 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 -35 166 £525 +5.00% 75
South East -21 44 £358 -20.56% 10
Midlands +38 23 £308 -49.80% 4
North of England +40 15 £325 -2.99% 13
East Midlands +10 13 £290 -60.00% 1
West Midlands +30 10 £419 +19.64% 3
South West +6 9 £525 +15.07% 5
Yorkshire +23 7 £291 - 3
North West 0 6 £450 -10.00% 6
East of England -11 6 £265 -18.46% 12
North East +59 2 £475 +53.23% 4
Master's Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Master's Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Master's Degree.

1 264 (100.00%) Degree
2 115 (43.56%) Computer Science
3 90 (34.09%) Finance
4 76 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
5 62 (23.48%) SQL
6 60 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
6 60 (22.73%) Computer Science Degree
7 54 (20.45%) Python
8 45 (17.05%) Scrum
9 42 (15.91%) Banking
10 39 (14.77%) TDD
10 39 (14.77%) Analytics
11 38 (14.39%) PMI Certification
12 37 (14.02%) Project Planning
13 35 (13.26%) Manufacturing
14 34 (12.88%) PMI
14 34 (12.88%) User Experience
15 33 (12.50%) PMP
16 32 (12.12%) Apple iOS
17 31 (11.74%) Mobile Development
17 31 (11.74%) R
18 29 (10.98%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
18 29 (10.98%) Resource Allocation
19 28 (10.61%) OO
19 28 (10.61%) Mathematics
20 27 (10.23%) Java
20 27 (10.23%) Machine Learning
20 27 (10.23%) Mentoring
21 26 (9.85%) Project Management
21 26 (9.85%) BDD

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 12 (4.55%) CMS
2 10 (3.79%) SAS
3 8 (3.03%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.65%) Confluence
5 6 (2.27%) Apache Spark
6 5 (1.89%) Apache Pig
6 5 (1.89%) IIS
7 4 (1.52%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.52%) OpenStack
8 3 (1.14%) Apache
8 3 (1.14%) JBoss
8 3 (1.14%) MS Project Server
9 2 (0.76%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.76%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.38%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (2.65%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.89%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (1.89%) SPSS
4 2 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.76%) Weka
5 1 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.38%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.38%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (2.27%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.38%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.38%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.89%) PaaS
3 4 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.76%) SaaS
5 1 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.38%) G Suite
5 1 (0.38%) Google Play
5 1 (0.38%) IaaS
5 1 (0.38%) Office 365
5 1 (0.38%) Serverless
5 1 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.65%) Firewall
2 5 (1.89%) LAN
3 3 (1.14%) Bluetooth
3 3 (1.14%) Network Security
3 3 (1.14%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.76%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (0.76%) Skype
4 2 (0.76%) SSL
4 2 (0.76%) VPN
4 2 (0.76%) WAN
4 2 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.38%) Broadband
5 1 (0.38%) GLBP
5 1 (0.38%) H.323
5 1 (0.38%) HSRP
5 1 (0.38%) HTTP
5 1 (0.38%) Multicast
5 1 (0.38%) Profibus
5 1 (0.38%) SCCP
5 1 (0.38%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.06%) Big Data
3 14 (5.30%) Hadoop
4 13 (4.92%) Data Mining
5 11 (4.17%) Relational Database
6 10 (3.79%) NoSQL
7 9 (3.41%) RDBMS
8 8 (3.03%) Apache Hive
8 8 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (3.03%) Power BI
9 6 (2.27%) HBase
10 5 (1.89%) Redis
10 5 (1.89%) Spotfire
11 4 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (1.52%) Data Lake
11 4 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.52%) MongoDB
11 4 (1.52%) MySQL
11 4 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (1.14%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 22 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 20 (7.58%) Xcode
3 12 (4.55%) JIRA
4 8 (3.03%) Maven
4 8 (3.03%) Subversion
5 7 (2.65%) Cucumber
5 7 (2.65%) TeamCity
6 6 (2.27%) Gradle
6 6 (2.27%) Jenkins
7 5 (1.89%) Android Studio
7 5 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (1.52%) Appium
8 4 (1.52%) GitLab
8 4 (1.52%) gulp
8 4 (1.52%) Visual Studio
8 4 (1.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 4 (1.52%) webpack
9 3 (1.14%) Bitbucket
9 3 (1.14%) Selenium
9 3 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 90 (34.09%) Finance
2 42 (15.91%) Banking
3 35 (13.26%) Manufacturing
4 17 (6.44%) Investment Banking
4 17 (6.44%) Marketing
5 15 (5.68%) Publishing
6 11 (4.17%) Telecoms
7 7 (2.65%) Financial Institution
8 6 (2.27%) Legal
8 6 (2.27%) Retail
9 5 (1.89%) Front Office
9 5 (1.89%) Games
9 5 (1.89%) Law
9 5 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (1.52%) Private Banking
11 3 (1.14%) Electronics
12 2 (0.76%) Automotive
12 2 (0.76%) Brand Awareness
12 2 (0.76%) French Language
13 1 (0.38%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 76 (28.79%) Developer
2 45 (17.05%) Analyst
3 37 (14.02%) Project Manager
4 29 (10.98%) Business Analyst
5 25 (9.47%) iOS Developer
6 17 (6.44%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
7 16 (6.06%) Data Scientist
8 15 (5.68%) Senior Developer
9 13 (4.92%) Android Developer
10 12 (4.55%) Banking Analyst
11 11 (4.17%) IT Manager
11 11 (4.17%) Java Developer
11 11 (4.17%) Regulatory Business Analyst
12 10 (3.79%) .NET Developer
12 10 (3.79%) Consultant
13 9 (3.41%) Architect
14 7 (2.65%) Data Engineer
14 7 (2.65%) Senior Analyst
14 7 (2.65%) Tester
15 6 (2.27%) Electronic Trading Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.95%) RESTful
1 21 (7.95%) Web Services
2 19 (7.20%) AngularJS
2 19 (7.20%) REST
3 16 (6.06%) Cocoa
4 15 (5.68%) .NET
5 12 (4.55%) HTML
5 12 (4.55%) Spring
6 10 (3.79%) XML
7 9 (3.41%) ASP.NET
7 9 (3.41%) HTML5
8 8 (3.03%) Apache Cordova
9 7 (2.65%) JSON
10 6 (2.27%) .NET Framework
10 6 (2.27%) CSS
10 6 (2.27%) CSS3
10 6 (2.27%) Pandas
10 6 (2.27%) scikit-learn
10 6 (2.27%) TensorFlow
11 5 (1.89%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 115 (43.56%) Computer Science
2 60 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (12.88%) PMI
3 34 (12.88%) User Experience
4 24 (9.09%) Management Information System
5 15 (5.68%) Credit Risk
6 14 (5.30%) iPad
6 14 (5.30%) iPhone
7 11 (4.17%) Equities
8 10 (3.79%) Algorithms
8 10 (3.79%) Mobile App
9 6 (2.27%) Fixed Income
9 6 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (1.89%) Market Risk
11 4 (1.52%) Data Centre
11 4 (1.52%) Fintech
12 3 (1.14%) Data Structures
12 3 (1.14%) Hedge funds
13 2 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.76%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 32 (12.12%) Apple iOS
2 18 (6.82%) Android
2 18 (6.82%) Linux
2 18 (6.82%) Unix
3 9 (3.41%) Windows
4 2 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (0.76%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.38%) VxWorks
5 1 (0.38%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.38%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (17.05%) Scrum
3 39 (14.77%) Analytics
3 39 (14.77%) TDD
4 37 (14.02%) Project Planning
5 31 (11.74%) Mobile Development
6 29 (10.98%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
6 29 (10.98%) Resource Allocation
7 28 (10.61%) Mathematics
7 28 (10.61%) OO
8 27 (10.23%) Machine Learning
8 27 (10.23%) Mentoring
9 26 (9.85%) BDD
9 26 (9.85%) Project Management
10 25 (9.47%) iOS Development
11 22 (8.33%) Test Automation
11 22 (8.33%) Unit Testing
12 21 (7.95%) Visualisation
13 20 (7.58%) OOD
14 18 (6.82%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 62 (23.48%) SQL
2 54 (20.45%) Python
3 31 (11.74%) R
4 27 (10.23%) Java
5 23 (8.71%) JavaScript
6 21 (7.95%) Apple Swift
7 20 (7.58%) C#
8 17 (6.44%) Objective-C
9 11 (4.17%) C
9 11 (4.17%) C++
9 11 (4.17%) VBA
10 8 (3.03%) Bash Shell
10 8 (3.03%) Scala
11 7 (2.65%) Groovy
11 7 (2.65%) Ruby
12 6 (2.27%) MATLAB
12 6 (2.27%) Perl
13 5 (1.89%) Go
13 5 (1.89%) XPath
14 4 (1.52%) AWK
Qualifications
1 264 (100.00%) Degree
2 60 (22.73%) Computer Science Degree
3 38 (14.39%) PMI Certification
4 33 (12.50%) PMP
5 18 (6.82%) Security Cleared
6 12 (4.55%) SC Cleared
7 8 (3.03%) MBA
8 5 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.89%) CISSP
8 5 (1.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.52%) CISA
10 3 (1.14%) CCIE
10 3 (1.14%) Chartered Engineer
10 3 (1.14%) ISEB
10 3 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.14%) MCSA
10 3 (1.14%) PhD
10 3 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.27%) QA
2 4 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.14%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.14%) PMO
4 2 (0.76%) GDPR
4 2 (0.76%) MiFID
4 2 (0.76%) SLA
5 1 (0.38%) GCP
5 1 (0.38%) GMP
5 1 (0.38%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.38%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (2.65%) Docker
2 4 (1.52%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.14%) Apache Flume
3 3 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.38%) HDFS
4 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.89%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.89%) Terraform
3 3 (1.14%) Ansible
3 3 (1.14%) Puppet
4 2 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.38%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.38%) Oozie
5 1 (0.38%) Salt
Vendors
1 24 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.06%) Apple
3 14 (5.30%) Oracle
3 14 (5.30%) Tableau
4 6 (2.27%) Google
4 6 (2.27%) ION Trading
5 5 (1.89%) Alteryx
5 5 (1.89%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.52%) HP
6 4 (1.52%) SAP
7 3 (1.14%) Cisco
7 3 (1.14%) Citrix
7 3 (1.14%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.14%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.14%) TIBCO
7 3 (1.14%) VMware
8 2 (0.76%) Bloomberg
8 2 (0.76%) Cognizant
8 2 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.76%) Talend