Period
to 22 September 2019

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 September 2019 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 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 558 577 631
Rank change year-on-year +19 +54 -45
Contract jobs citing Master's Degree 235 302 231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.29% 0.32% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.50% 1.75% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 178 156
England median daily rate £550 £494 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.39% +3.95% -
10th Percentile £311 £310 £300
90th Percentile £825 £713 £588
UK median daily rate £550 £486 £475
% change year-on-year +13.17% +2.32% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 5
England median hourly rate £51.50 £37.75 £34.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.42% +9.87% -
10th Percentile £42.50 £20.68 £21.20
90th Percentile £61.25 £64.00 £49.80
UK median hourly rate £51.50 £37.75 £34.36
% change year-on-year +36.42% +9.87% -

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 15,670 17,281 17,342
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.61% 18.55% 19.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,600 10,203 10,533
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +2.29%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 701 881 822
England median hourly rate £36.00 £24.08 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.50% -12.44% +8.65%
10th Percentile £13.75 £13.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £63.75 £51.00 £51.13
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £24.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year +53.06% -15.52% +5.45%

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 September 2019.

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 September 2019.

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 September 2019. 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 +40 138 £617 +12.09% 40
South East -3 43 £375 -6.25% 25
North of England +38 26 £675 +8.00% 9
East of England +40 14 £380 +32.17% 10
Yorkshire +29 10 £320 -57.33% 3
North West +26 10 £750 +87.50% 6
Midlands +29 7 £513 +49.64% 13
North East +24 6 £365 -42.75%
South West -22 6 £675 +31.71% 10
East Midlands +5 5 £513 +49.64% 7
West Midlands +34 2 £550 - 6
Master's Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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.

1 235 (100.00%) Degree
2 104 (44.26%) Computer Science
3 72 (30.64%) Agile Software Development
4 71 (30.21%) Python
5 67 (28.51%) SQL
6 58 (24.68%) Finance
7 55 (23.40%) Analytics
7 55 (23.40%) Computer Science Degree
8 48 (20.43%) Machine Learning
9 47 (20.00%) Visualisation
10 44 (18.72%) Data Science
11 43 (18.30%) Java
12 40 (17.02%) Project Management
13 38 (16.17%) Microsoft
14 36 (15.32%) Security Cleared
14 36 (15.32%) Analytical Skills
15 34 (14.47%) Statistics
16 33 (14.04%) Azure
17 31 (13.19%) AWS
17 31 (13.19%) Mathematics
17 31 (13.19%) Business Intelligence
18 30 (12.77%) Algorithms
19 28 (11.91%) Problem-Solving
19 28 (11.91%) PhD
19 28 (11.91%) Artificial Intelligence
20 27 (11.49%) Physics
20 27 (11.49%) Data Visualisation
21 26 (11.06%) Data Analytics
21 26 (11.06%) SC Cleared
22 25 (10.64%) Google

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 24 (10.21%) Apache Spark
2 12 (5.11%) Apache
3 9 (3.83%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (2.98%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (2.55%) SAS
6 5 (2.13%) CMS
6 5 (2.13%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.28%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.28%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.85%) Confluence
8 2 (0.85%) IIS
9 1 (0.43%) Apache Airflow
9 1 (0.43%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.43%) GeoServer
9 1 (0.43%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (2.98%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.13%) Oracle Assets
1 5 (2.13%) Oracle Cash Management
1 5 (2.13%) Oracle General Ledger
1 5 (2.13%) Oracle Payables
1 5 (2.13%) Oracle Receivables
2 4 (1.70%) Eikon
3 3 (1.28%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle AML
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.43%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.43%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 33 (14.04%) Azure
2 31 (13.19%) AWS
3 23 (9.79%) GCP
4 15 (6.38%) Cloud Computing
4 15 (6.38%) Power Platform
5 10 (4.26%) GitHub
6 6 (2.55%) Amazon S3
7 5 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (2.13%) Amazon EMR
8 4 (1.70%) Amazon Kinesis
8 4 (1.70%) OpenShift
9 3 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (1.28%) Office 365
9 3 (1.28%) Stackdriver
10 2 (0.85%) Amazon Glacier
10 2 (0.85%) IaaS
10 2 (0.85%) PaaS
10 2 (0.85%) SaaS
11 1 (0.43%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.43%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.98%) Internet
2 4 (1.70%) MPLS
2 4 (1.70%) Skype
2 4 (1.70%) VPN
3 3 (1.28%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (1.28%) Kerberos
3 3 (1.28%) Multicast
3 3 (1.28%) SSL
4 2 (0.85%) 2G
4 2 (0.85%) 3G
4 2 (0.85%) 4G
4 2 (0.85%) LAN
4 2 (0.85%) Network Security
4 2 (0.85%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (0.85%) RNC
4 2 (0.85%) WAN
5 1 (0.43%) Broadband
5 1 (0.43%) SMS
5 1 (0.43%) UMTS
5 1 (0.43%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.94%) Big Data
1 21 (8.94%) Hadoop
1 21 (8.94%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.81%) NoSQL
3 15 (6.38%) Power BI
4 14 (5.96%) MySQL
4 14 (5.96%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (5.96%) QlikView
5 13 (5.53%) Apache Cassandra
6 12 (5.11%) MongoDB
6 12 (5.11%) Relational Database
7 11 (4.68%) BusinessObjects
8 9 (3.83%) Amazon Redshift
8 9 (3.83%) CouchDB
9 8 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (2.98%) Amazon RDS
10 7 (2.98%) Flink
11 6 (2.55%) Triplestore
12 4 (1.70%) Amazon Athena
12 4 (1.70%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 13 (5.53%) Git (software)
2 11 (4.68%) Jenkins
3 9 (3.83%) JIRA
4 8 (3.40%) Rational DOORS
4 8 (3.40%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.85%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.85%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.85%) Gatling
5 2 (0.85%) JMeter
5 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.85%) Subversion
5 2 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.43%) CppUnit
6 1 (0.43%) Gradle
6 1 (0.43%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (0.43%) Mocha
6 1 (0.43%) NUnit
6 1 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 58 (24.68%) Finance
2 17 (7.23%) Retail
3 16 (6.81%) Front Office
4 14 (5.96%) Marketing
5 13 (5.53%) Telecoms
6 11 (4.68%) Banking
7 8 (3.40%) Investment Banking
7 8 (3.40%) Military
8 7 (2.98%) Electronics
8 7 (2.98%) Legal
8 7 (2.98%) Public Sector
9 6 (2.55%) Manufacturing
10 5 (2.13%) Billing
10 5 (2.13%) General Ledger
10 5 (2.13%) Law
11 4 (1.70%) Aerospace
11 4 (1.70%) Back Office
11 4 (1.70%) Social Science
12 2 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.43%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 34 (14.47%) Data Scientist
2 33 (14.04%) Data Engineer
3 28 (11.91%) Developer
4 23 (9.79%) Analyst
5 14 (5.96%) Architect
5 14 (5.96%) Python Engineer
6 13 (5.53%) Consultant
7 12 (5.11%) Project Manager
8 11 (4.68%) Software Engineer
9 9 (3.83%) Business Analyst
10 8 (3.40%) Systems Engineer
11 7 (2.98%) DevOps Engineer
11 7 (2.98%) Java Developer
12 6 (2.55%) C# Developer
12 6 (2.55%) Data Analyst
12 6 (2.55%) Full Stack Developer
12 6 (2.55%) Java Engineer
12 6 (2.55%) Senior Analyst
13 5 (2.13%) Technical Architect
14 4 (1.70%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.38%) Natural Language Processing
2 13 (5.53%) J2EE
3 12 (5.11%) JSON
4 11 (4.68%) Apache Beam
5 10 (4.26%) CSS
5 10 (4.26%) Kafka
6 9 (3.83%) Web Services
7 8 (3.40%) HTML
8 7 (2.98%) D3.js
8 7 (2.98%) React
8 7 (2.98%) REST
9 6 (2.55%) .NET
10 5 (2.13%) AngularJS
10 5 (2.13%) Pandas
11 4 (1.70%) ggplot
11 4 (1.70%) HTML5
11 4 (1.70%) Spark Streaming
11 4 (1.70%) TensorFlow
11 4 (1.70%) WPF
11 4 (1.70%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (15.32%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (12.77%) Algorithms
3 19 (8.09%) Management Information System
4 14 (5.96%) User Experience
5 9 (3.83%) Robotics
6 7 (2.98%) Acoustics
6 7 (2.98%) Mobile App
6 7 (2.98%) Virtual Team
7 6 (2.55%) Fixed Income
7 6 (2.55%) Internet of Things
7 6 (2.55%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (2.55%) Semantic Web
8 5 (2.13%) Data Structures
8 5 (2.13%) Equities
8 5 (2.13%) PMI
9 3 (1.28%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.28%) Life Science
10 2 (0.85%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.85%) FMCG
10 2 (0.85%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 20 (8.51%) Linux
2 10 (4.26%) Unix
2 10 (4.26%) Windows
3 4 (1.70%) Android
4 3 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.28%) Windows 2000
4 3 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.43%) CentOS
5 1 (0.43%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (44.26%) Computer Science
2 72 (30.64%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (23.40%) Analytics
4 48 (20.43%) Machine Learning
5 47 (20.00%) Visualisation
6 44 (18.72%) Data Science
7 40 (17.02%) Project Management
8 34 (14.47%) Statistics
9 31 (13.19%) Business Intelligence
9 31 (13.19%) Mathematics
10 28 (11.91%) Artificial Intelligence
10 28 (11.91%) Problem-Solving
11 27 (11.49%) Data Visualisation
11 27 (11.49%) Physics
12 26 (11.06%) Data Analytics
13 25 (10.64%) Project Delivery
14 24 (10.21%) Data Management
15 23 (9.79%) Data Analysis
16 22 (9.36%) Open Source
17 18 (7.66%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 71 (30.21%) Python
2 67 (28.51%) SQL
3 43 (18.30%) Java
4 23 (9.79%) JavaScript
5 16 (6.81%) C#
5 16 (6.81%) Perl
5 16 (6.81%) R
6 14 (5.96%) Scala
7 12 (5.11%) C++
8 10 (4.26%) C
9 9 (3.83%) PL/SQL
10 6 (2.55%) TypeScript
11 5 (2.13%) Go
12 4 (1.70%) Clojure
12 4 (1.70%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.28%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.85%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.85%) Ruby
14 2 (0.85%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 235 (100.00%) Degree
2 55 (23.40%) Computer Science Degree
3 36 (15.32%) Security Cleared
4 28 (11.91%) PhD
5 26 (11.06%) SC Cleared
6 15 (6.38%) DV Cleared
7 14 (5.96%) PMI Certification
8 12 (5.11%) CISSP
9 11 (4.68%) MBA
10 9 (3.83%) CISM
10 9 (3.83%) PMP
11 6 (2.55%) CCNP
11 6 (2.55%) CISA
11 6 (2.55%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (2.13%) GIAC
13 4 (1.70%) SANS
14 3 (1.28%) Chartered Engineer
14 3 (1.28%) MCSE
14 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
14 3 (1.28%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.38%) QA
2 11 (4.68%) Data Quality
3 6 (2.55%) SLA
4 4 (1.70%) GDPR
4 4 (1.70%) NIST
5 3 (1.28%) ECSS
5 3 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (1.28%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.28%) PMO
6 2 (0.85%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.85%) NEBOSH
6 2 (0.85%) NIST 800
6 2 (0.85%) SEPA
7 1 (0.43%) COBIT
7 1 (0.43%) GLBA
7 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (8.09%) Docker
2 7 (2.98%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.28%) Apache Flume
3 3 (1.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (1.28%) Gluster
4 2 (0.85%) Slurm Workload Manager
5 1 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (5.53%) Kubernetes
2 9 (3.83%) Ansible
3 7 (2.98%) Terraform
4 6 (2.55%) Prometheus
5 5 (2.13%) Kibana
6 3 (1.28%) CASB
6 3 (1.28%) CloudForms
6 3 (1.28%) Consul
6 3 (1.28%) HAProxy
6 3 (1.28%) Mesos
6 3 (1.28%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.85%) Puppet
8 1 (0.43%) IBM Guardium
Vendors
1 38 (16.17%) Microsoft
2 25 (10.64%) Google
3 21 (8.94%) Oracle
4 20 (8.51%) Tableau
5 13 (5.53%) SAP
6 6 (2.55%) Informatica
7 5 (2.13%) Remedy
7 5 (2.13%) Splunk
7 5 (2.13%) StreamSets
8 4 (1.70%) Cisco
8 4 (1.70%) Databricks
8 4 (1.70%) ForgeRock
8 4 (1.70%) Veracode
9 3 (1.28%) Adobe
9 3 (1.28%) New Relic
9 3 (1.28%) Polycom
9 3 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.85%) Huawei
10 2 (0.85%) IFS
10 2 (0.85%) Xamarin