Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 562 622 574
Rank change year-on-year +60 -48 +38
Contract jobs citing Master's Degree 298 222 306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.32% 0.24% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.70% 1.29% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 158 188
England median daily rate £513 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% - -
10th Percentile £311 £288 £261
90th Percentile £694 £588 £600
UK median daily rate £511 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +7.63% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 1
England median hourly rate £34.00 £34.93 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.66% +18.41% -10.61%
UK median hourly rate £34.00 £34.93 £29.50
% change year-on-year -2.66% +18.41% -10.61%

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 17,487 17,247 20,519
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.52% 18.87% 21.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,368 10,545 12,790
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £250 £240 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £594
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 854 817 737
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +1.96% +10.87%
10th Percentile £12.83 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.75 £48.30
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% +3.77% +10.42%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +41 184 £550 +4.76% 54
South East +5 56 £386 -0.96% 22
North of England -15 20 £625 +51.52% 15
Midlands -28 20 £343 +7.87% 11
East Midlands +22 19 £343 +22.32% 6
South West -20 10 £513 +5.13% 7
North West -2 9 £400 -11.11% 5
North East +10 8 £638 +41.67% 3
East of England +8 7 £300 -4.00% 15
Yorkshire -22 3 £750 +108.33% 7
West Midlands -28 1 - - 5
Master's Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 298 (100.00%) Degree
2 181 (60.74%) Computer Science
3 133 (44.63%) Agile Software Development
4 107 (35.91%) Finance
5 89 (29.87%) Computer Science Degree
6 75 (25.17%) Python
7 63 (21.14%) Java
8 61 (20.47%) Analytical Skills
9 59 (19.80%) Algorithms
10 55 (18.46%) Scrum
11 47 (15.77%) Data Science
11 47 (15.77%) Problem-Solving
12 44 (14.77%) SQL
12 44 (14.77%) Mathematics
13 40 (13.42%) Machine Learning
14 39 (13.09%) SDLC
15 38 (12.75%) Analytics
16 36 (12.08%) Project Management
17 35 (11.74%) Linux
18 34 (11.41%) Marketing
19 33 (11.07%) Software Engineering
19 33 (11.07%) Amazon AWS
19 33 (11.07%) JavaScript
20 32 (10.74%) Microsoft
21 31 (10.40%) C#
22 27 (9.06%) OOP
23 26 (8.72%) Continuous Integration
23 26 (8.72%) Relational Database
24 25 (8.39%) Microservices
24 25 (8.39%) Docker

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 19 (6.38%) Apache Spark
2 18 (6.04%) SAS
3 14 (4.70%) SharePoint
4 13 (4.36%) Ethereum
4 13 (4.36%) Hyperledger
5 8 (2.68%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (2.01%) Apache
6 6 (2.01%) Apache Airflow
6 6 (2.01%) Drupal
7 5 (1.68%) Apache Qpid
7 5 (1.68%) CMS
7 5 (1.68%) Confluence
7 5 (1.68%) MS Exchange
8 3 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.01%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.67%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (5.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (4.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (4.03%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (2.68%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (2.68%) SPSS
5 5 (1.68%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.34%) InVision
7 1 (0.34%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.34%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 13 (4.36%) Distributed Ledger
1 13 (4.36%) R3 Corda
2 2 (0.67%) SAP BPC
2 2 (0.67%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.67%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.67%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.67%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.34%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.34%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.34%) Primavera
3 1 (0.34%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.34%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 33 (11.07%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (4.03%) Serverless
3 11 (3.69%) AWS Lambda
4 9 (3.02%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (2.35%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (1.68%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (1.68%) Amazon S3
6 5 (1.68%) Office 365
7 4 (1.34%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 4 (1.34%) Amazon EMR
7 4 (1.34%) PaaS
7 4 (1.34%) SaaS
8 3 (1.01%) BrowserStack
8 3 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (1.01%) IaaS
9 2 (0.67%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.67%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.34%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.34%) G Suite
10 1 (0.34%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.36%) Firewall
2 8 (2.68%) VPN
3 4 (1.34%) Intranet
4 3 (1.01%) 4G
4 3 (1.01%) Internet
4 3 (1.01%) IPsec
4 3 (1.01%) Skype
4 3 (1.01%) SSL
4 3 (1.01%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.01%) WAN
5 1 (0.34%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.34%) Cisco Firepower
5 1 (0.34%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (0.34%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.34%) Multicast
5 1 (0.34%) Network Security
5 1 (0.34%) SMS
5 1 (0.34%) SMTP
5 1 (0.34%) SNMP
5 1 (0.34%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (8.72%) Relational Database
2 23 (7.72%) Big Data
3 22 (7.38%) SQL Server
4 19 (6.38%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (6.38%) Hadoop
5 17 (5.70%) DB2
6 15 (5.03%) Blockchain
6 15 (5.03%) Redis
7 12 (4.03%) Apache Hive
8 11 (3.69%) Oracle Database
8 11 (3.69%) RDBMS
9 8 (2.68%) Apache Cassandra
9 8 (2.68%) DB2 UDB
9 8 (2.68%) Oracle Database 10g
9 8 (2.68%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (2.68%) Snowflake Schema
9 8 (2.68%) SQL Server 2005
9 8 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (2.68%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (2.35%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (8.05%) Git (software)
2 15 (5.03%) Jenkins
3 14 (4.70%) Maven
4 13 (4.36%) Cucumber
4 13 (4.36%) JIRA
4 13 (4.36%) Selenium
5 9 (3.02%) Appium
6 6 (2.01%) WebDriver
7 5 (1.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (1.68%) Eclipse
7 5 (1.68%) GitLab
7 5 (1.68%) Gradle
8 4 (1.34%) SoapUI
9 3 (1.01%) JMeter
9 3 (1.01%) SpecFlow
9 3 (1.01%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.01%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.67%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.67%) Calabash
10 2 (0.67%) Subversion
General
1 107 (35.91%) Finance
2 34 (11.41%) Marketing
3 25 (8.39%) Banking
4 24 (8.05%) Telecoms
5 15 (5.03%) Manufacturing
5 15 (5.03%) Retail
6 13 (4.36%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (2.35%) Investment Banking
8 6 (2.01%) Back Office
8 6 (2.01%) Financial Institution
8 6 (2.01%) Legal
9 5 (1.68%) Electronics
10 4 (1.34%) Advertising
10 4 (1.34%) Games
11 3 (1.01%) Automotive
11 3 (1.01%) Law
12 2 (0.67%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.67%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.67%) Front Office
12 2 (0.67%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 84 (28.19%) Developer
2 34 (11.41%) Analyst
3 31 (10.40%) Java Developer
4 24 (8.05%) Consultant
5 18 (6.04%) Project Manager
6 16 (5.37%) Python Engineer
7 15 (5.03%) Security Engineer
8 13 (4.36%) C# Developer
9 12 (4.03%) Data Scientist
10 10 (3.36%) Architect
10 10 (3.36%) Blockchain Consultant
10 10 (3.36%) Cloud Engineer
11 9 (3.02%) Business Analyst
11 9 (3.02%) Software Engineer
12 8 (2.68%) .NET Developer
12 8 (2.68%) Designer
12 8 (2.68%) Informatica Developer
12 8 (2.68%) Machine Learning Engineer
12 8 (2.68%) Senior Developer
12 8 (2.68%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.05%) Spring
2 17 (5.70%) TensorFlow
3 15 (5.03%) Kafka
3 15 (5.03%) RabbitMQ
3 15 (5.03%) REST
3 15 (5.03%) Web Services
4 14 (4.70%) HTML
5 13 (4.36%) XML
6 11 (3.69%) Keras
6 11 (3.69%) Node.js
7 10 (3.36%) .NET
7 10 (3.36%) Caffe
8 8 (2.68%) AngularJS
8 8 (2.68%) ASP.NET
8 8 (2.68%) Celery
8 8 (2.68%) Flask
8 8 (2.68%) Middleware
8 8 (2.68%) SOAP
9 7 (2.35%) ASP.NET Web API
9 7 (2.35%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 181 (60.74%) Computer Science
2 61 (20.47%) Analytical Skills
3 59 (19.80%) Algorithms
4 21 (7.05%) Management Information System
5 19 (6.38%) User Experience
6 17 (5.70%) PMI
7 15 (5.03%) Fintech
8 13 (4.36%) Bitcoin
8 13 (4.36%) Blog
8 13 (4.36%) Data Centre
9 12 (4.03%) Self-Motivation
10 10 (3.36%) Data Structures
11 9 (3.02%) Credit Risk
11 9 (3.02%) Greenfield Project
11 9 (3.02%) Hedge funds
12 8 (2.68%) PKI
12 8 (2.68%) Social Media
13 7 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (2.01%) Fixed Income
15 5 (1.68%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 35 (11.74%) Linux
2 13 (4.36%) Android
3 12 (4.03%) Apple iOS
4 11 (3.69%) Windows
5 7 (2.35%) Unix
6 3 (1.01%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.01%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.67%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.34%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (44.63%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (18.46%) Scrum
3 47 (15.77%) Data Science
3 47 (15.77%) Problem-Solving
4 44 (14.77%) Mathematics
5 40 (13.42%) Machine Learning
6 39 (13.09%) SDLC
7 38 (12.75%) Analytics
8 36 (12.08%) Project Management
9 33 (11.07%) Software Engineering
10 27 (9.06%) OOP
11 26 (8.72%) Continuous Integration
12 25 (8.39%) Microservices
12 25 (8.39%) TDD
13 24 (8.05%) Statistics
14 23 (7.72%) OO
15 22 (7.38%) Open Source
15 22 (7.38%) Pair Programming
15 22 (7.38%) Test Automation
15 22 (7.38%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 75 (25.17%) Python
2 63 (21.14%) Java
3 44 (14.77%) SQL
4 33 (11.07%) JavaScript
5 31 (10.40%) C#
6 25 (8.39%) C++
7 18 (6.04%) R
8 17 (5.70%) Scala
9 13 (4.36%) Bash Shell
9 13 (4.36%) Solidity
10 10 (3.36%) Perl
11 9 (3.02%) C
11 9 (3.02%) Java 8
12 8 (2.68%) COBOL
12 8 (2.68%) MATLAB
13 7 (2.35%) Go
13 7 (2.35%) Ruby
14 6 (2.01%) Apple Swift
14 6 (2.01%) Groovy
15 5 (1.68%) AWK
Qualifications
1 298 (100.00%) Degree
2 89 (29.87%) Computer Science Degree
3 25 (8.39%) MBA
4 24 (8.05%) PhD
4 24 (8.05%) PMP
5 22 (7.38%) PMI Certification
6 21 (7.05%) Security Cleared
7 16 (5.37%) SC Cleared
8 7 (2.35%) CISM
8 7 (2.35%) CISSP
8 7 (2.35%) Numerate Degree
9 5 (1.68%) CIMA
9 5 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.68%) ISEB
10 4 (1.34%) ACCA
10 4 (1.34%) CCSP
10 4 (1.34%) CISA
10 4 (1.34%) ISTQB
10 4 (1.34%) JNCIP
10 4 (1.34%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.37%) QA
2 6 (2.01%) IFRS
3 5 (1.68%) IFRS 9
4 4 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.01%) GDPR
5 3 (1.01%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.01%) PMO
5 3 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.67%) PMBOK
6 2 (0.67%) SLA
7 1 (0.34%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.34%) EMIR
7 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (0.34%) MiFID
System Software
1 25 (8.39%) Docker
2 3 (1.01%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.34%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (5.70%) Ansible
1 17 (5.70%) Puppet
2 16 (5.37%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (4.36%) Terraform
4 10 (3.36%) Salt
5 9 (3.02%) Kubernetes
6 6 (2.01%) Nagios
7 4 (1.34%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.67%) Mesos
9 1 (0.34%) CSIRT
9 1 (0.34%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.34%) Grafana
9 1 (0.34%) Graphite
9 1 (0.34%) Kibana
9 1 (0.34%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.34%) RSA Archer
9 1 (0.34%) RSA Security Analytics
9 1 (0.34%) StatsD
9 1 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.34%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 32 (10.74%) Microsoft
2 24 (8.05%) Oracle
3 14 (4.70%) SAP
4 12 (4.03%) Google
5 10 (3.36%) Teradata
6 9 (3.02%) Cisco
7 8 (2.68%) Informatica
7 8 (2.68%) Netezza
8 7 (2.35%) TIBCO
9 6 (2.01%) Interwoven
10 4 (1.34%) Juniper
10 4 (1.34%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.34%) Talend
11 3 (1.01%) Atlassian
11 3 (1.01%) Fortinet
11 3 (1.01%) HP
11 3 (1.01%) Tableau
12 2 (0.67%) Dell
12 2 (0.67%) Sage
12 2 (0.67%) Temenos