Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 559 584 584
Rank change year-on-year +25 0 +29
Contract jobs citing Master's Degree 301 236 283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.33% 0.28% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.72% 1.38% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 130 186
England median daily rate £500 £475 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +13.77% -12.11%
10th Percentile £306 £300 £259
90th Percentile £675 £650 £616
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £400
% change year-on-year +5.26% +18.75% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 0
England median hourly rate £31.25 £32.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.34% - -
UK median hourly rate £31.25 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year -2.34% - -

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 17,504 17,090 20,888
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.01% 20.31% 21.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,447 10,644 13,143
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £260 £250
90th Percentile £635 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 781 863 742
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +25.00%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £11.82
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £52.98
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% -7.69% +47.73%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -31 194 £550 +10.00% 81
South East +16 69 £430 -4.44% 36
Midlands 0 15 £380 +102.67% 15
East of England -1 11 £288 -36.11% 18
North of England -21 9 £288 -46.35% 21
East Midlands - 8 £320 - 5
West Midlands -15 7 £700 +273.33% 10
North East +10 4 £300 -33.33% 5
North West -16 3 £250 +11.11% 6
South West +5 2 £525 -2.33% 20
Yorkshire -22 2 - - 10
Master's Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 301 (100.00%) Degree
2 148 (49.17%) Computer Science
3 132 (43.85%) Agile Software Development
4 106 (35.22%) Finance
5 84 (27.91%) Python
6 82 (27.24%) Scrum
7 76 (25.25%) Computer Science Degree
8 72 (23.92%) Java
9 71 (23.59%) SQL
10 56 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
11 52 (17.28%) Problem-Solving
12 50 (16.61%) Data Science
13 49 (16.28%) Amazon AWS
14 46 (15.28%) Analytics
15 45 (14.95%) JavaScript
16 43 (14.29%) Git (software)
16 43 (14.29%) Algorithms
17 42 (13.95%) Project Management
18 36 (11.96%) Microsoft
18 36 (11.96%) Marketing
18 36 (11.96%) Machine Learning
19 35 (11.63%) TDD
19 35 (11.63%) Microsoft Azure
20 33 (10.96%) Spring
20 33 (10.96%) Mathematics
21 31 (10.30%) Software Engineering
21 31 (10.30%) SDLC
22 30 (9.97%) SAP
22 30 (9.97%) Linux
23 29 (9.63%) Web Services

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 23 (7.64%) Apache Spark
2 8 (2.66%) Apache
2 8 (2.66%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.33%) Apache Pig
4 4 (1.33%) Apache Airflow
4 4 (1.33%) Confluence
4 4 (1.33%) JBoss
4 4 (1.33%) SAS
5 3 (1.00%) Apache Solr
5 3 (1.00%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.66%) Drupal
6 2 (0.66%) Jupyter
6 2 (0.66%) Liferay
6 2 (0.66%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.33%) Apache Qpid
7 1 (0.33%) CMS
7 1 (0.33%) DNN
7 1 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.33%) IIS
7 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (4.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (3.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.00%) SPSS
5 2 (0.66%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.33%) InVision
6 1 (0.33%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.33%) SAP CO
1 4 (1.33%) SAP FI
1 4 (1.33%) SAP FI/CO
1 4 (1.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.66%) Adobe Campaign
2 2 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.66%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.33%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.33%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 49 (16.28%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (11.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.99%) PaaS
4 4 (1.33%) AWS Lambda
4 4 (1.33%) Office 365
4 4 (1.33%) Serverless
5 3 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.00%) SaaS
6 2 (0.66%) AdWords
6 2 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (0.66%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.66%) Heroku
7 1 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.33%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.33%) Firebase
7 1 (0.33%) G Suite
7 1 (0.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.65%) Internet
2 13 (4.32%) Firewall
3 4 (1.33%) BGP
3 4 (1.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (1.33%) LAN
3 4 (1.33%) MPLS
3 4 (1.33%) OSPF
3 4 (1.33%) VPLS
3 4 (1.33%) WAN
4 3 (1.00%) 3G
4 3 (1.00%) 3GPP
4 3 (1.00%) 4G
4 3 (1.00%) 5G
4 3 (1.00%) 802.11
4 3 (1.00%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (1.00%) DMZ
4 3 (1.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (1.00%) LTE
4 3 (1.00%) Skype
4 3 (1.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (9.30%) Hadoop
2 25 (8.31%) PostgreSQL
3 23 (7.64%) MySQL
4 21 (6.98%) Relational Database
5 18 (5.98%) MongoDB
5 18 (5.98%) SQL Server
6 17 (5.65%) Redis
7 16 (5.32%) Power BI
7 16 (5.32%) Spotfire
8 15 (4.98%) Big Data
9 14 (4.65%) Data Lake
9 14 (4.65%) RDBMS
9 14 (4.65%) SAP HANA
10 13 (4.32%) HBase
10 13 (4.32%) Lumira
11 11 (3.65%) NoSQL
12 10 (3.32%) Apache Cassandra
13 8 (2.66%) Apache Hive
14 7 (2.33%) SAP BW
15 6 (1.99%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 43 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 19 (6.31%) Maven
3 16 (5.32%) TeamCity
4 15 (4.98%) Jenkins
5 14 (4.65%) Gradle
6 12 (3.99%) Cucumber
7 9 (2.99%) Subversion
7 9 (2.99%) Xcode
8 8 (2.66%) Appium
8 8 (2.66%) Selenium
8 8 (2.66%) Visual Studio
9 7 (2.33%) JUnit
9 7 (2.33%) Visual Studio Team System
10 6 (1.99%) GitLab
10 6 (1.99%) JIRA
11 4 (1.33%) Android Studio
11 4 (1.33%) gulp
11 4 (1.33%) TestNG
11 4 (1.33%) webpack
12 2 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 106 (35.22%) Finance
2 36 (11.96%) Marketing
3 22 (7.31%) Banking
4 14 (4.65%) Games
4 14 (4.65%) Investment Banking
5 12 (3.99%) Manufacturing
6 11 (3.65%) Legal
6 11 (3.65%) Retail
7 10 (3.32%) Telecoms
8 8 (2.66%) Electronics
9 7 (2.33%) Automotive
9 7 (2.33%) Back Office
10 5 (1.66%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (1.33%) Front Office
11 4 (1.33%) Law
12 3 (1.00%) French Language
13 2 (0.66%) Advertising
13 2 (0.66%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 84 (27.91%) Developer
2 38 (12.62%) Java Developer
3 28 (9.30%) Project Manager
4 23 (7.64%) Data Scientist
5 20 (6.64%) Senior Developer
6 19 (6.31%) Analyst
6 19 (6.31%) Consultant
7 17 (5.65%) Architect
8 15 (4.98%) Senior Java Developer
9 14 (4.65%) Investment Banking Java Developer
9 14 (4.65%) Senior Investment Banking Java Developer
10 11 (3.65%) IT Manager
11 10 (3.32%) Core Java Developer
11 10 (3.32%) iOS Developer
11 10 (3.32%) Security Engineer
12 9 (2.99%) Data Engineer
12 9 (2.99%) Senior Manager
13 7 (2.33%) Business Analyst
13 7 (2.33%) Infrastructure Architect
13 7 (2.33%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (10.96%) Spring
2 29 (9.63%) Web Services
3 26 (8.64%) REST
4 21 (6.98%) XML
5 20 (6.64%) TensorFlow
6 16 (5.32%) RESTful
7 14 (4.65%) Hibernate
7 14 (4.65%) JMS
7 14 (4.65%) XSD
8 11 (3.65%) Theano
9 10 (3.32%) HTML
10 9 (2.99%) Kafka
11 8 (2.66%) .NET
11 8 (2.66%) AngularJS
11 8 (2.66%) Keras
11 8 (2.66%) MXNet
12 7 (2.33%) CNTK
12 7 (2.33%) CSS
12 7 (2.33%) Velocity
13 6 (1.99%) OpenCV
Miscellaneous
1 148 (49.17%) Computer Science
2 56 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (14.29%) Algorithms
4 27 (8.97%) Management Information System
4 27 (8.97%) User Experience
5 14 (4.65%) PMI
6 13 (4.32%) Data Centre
7 11 (3.65%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (3.65%) Greenfield Project
8 10 (3.32%) Data Structures
8 10 (3.32%) Mobile App
8 10 (3.32%) Virtual Team
9 9 (2.99%) Hedge funds
10 7 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (1.66%) Fintech
11 5 (1.66%) iPad
11 5 (1.66%) iPhone
12 4 (1.33%) Clustering
13 3 (1.00%) Graphic Design
13 3 (1.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 30 (9.97%) Linux
2 25 (8.31%) Apple iOS
3 15 (4.98%) Android
4 10 (3.32%) Windows
5 8 (2.66%) Unix
6 2 (0.66%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.66%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.33%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.33%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.33%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (43.85%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (27.24%) Scrum
3 52 (17.28%) Problem-Solving
4 50 (16.61%) Data Science
5 46 (15.28%) Analytics
6 42 (13.95%) Project Management
7 36 (11.96%) Machine Learning
8 35 (11.63%) TDD
9 33 (10.96%) Mathematics
10 31 (10.30%) SDLC
10 31 (10.30%) Software Engineering
11 29 (9.63%) Test Automation
12 28 (9.30%) Open Source
13 27 (8.97%) OO
13 27 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management
14 26 (8.64%) Continuous Integration
14 26 (8.64%) Kanban
14 26 (8.64%) Multithreading
15 23 (7.64%) Visualisation
16 22 (7.31%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 84 (27.91%) Python
2 72 (23.92%) Java
3 71 (23.59%) SQL
4 45 (14.95%) JavaScript
5 28 (9.30%) Java 8
6 25 (8.31%) Scala
7 23 (7.64%) C++
8 21 (6.98%) Bash Shell
9 17 (5.65%) R
10 16 (5.32%) C
10 16 (5.32%) C#
10 16 (5.32%) Ruby
11 14 (4.65%) Groovy
11 14 (4.65%) XPath
12 12 (3.99%) Apple Swift
13 8 (2.66%) Go
13 8 (2.66%) MATLAB
14 6 (1.99%) ES6
15 5 (1.66%) Objective-C
15 5 (1.66%) Perl
Qualifications
1 301 (100.00%) Degree
2 76 (25.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 25 (8.31%) PMI Certification
3 25 (8.31%) PMP
4 20 (6.64%) MBA
5 19 (6.31%) PhD
5 19 (6.31%) Security Cleared
6 11 (3.65%) SC Cleared
7 10 (3.32%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (2.99%) Numerate Degree
9 8 (2.66%) MCSE
10 7 (2.33%) CCNA
10 7 (2.33%) CISSP
11 6 (1.99%) CCIE
11 6 (1.99%) ISEB
12 5 (1.66%) AWS Certification
12 5 (1.66%) CCSA
12 5 (1.66%) CISM
12 5 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.65%) QA
2 8 (2.66%) GDPR
3 5 (1.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.00%) COBIT
4 3 (1.00%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.00%) PMO
5 2 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.33%) COSO
6 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.33%) GCP
6 1 (0.33%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.33%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 19 (6.31%) Docker
2 7 (2.33%) Apache Flume
3 4 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.66%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.66%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (3.65%) Terraform
2 9 (2.99%) Ansible
2 9 (2.99%) Kubernetes
3 7 (2.33%) Puppet
4 5 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.33%) Salt
5 4 (1.33%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (1.00%) QRadar
7 2 (0.66%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.33%) Grafana
8 1 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.33%) Kibana
8 1 (0.33%) logstash
8 1 (0.33%) Nagios
8 1 (0.33%) NetCrunch
Vendors
1 36 (11.96%) Microsoft
2 30 (9.97%) SAP
3 27 (8.97%) Oracle
4 13 (4.32%) Alteryx
5 11 (3.65%) Talend
6 10 (3.32%) Google
7 8 (2.66%) Cisco
8 7 (2.33%) CheckPoint
9 5 (1.66%) Apple
9 5 (1.66%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.66%) TIBCO
10 4 (1.33%) Fortinet
10 4 (1.33%) IBM
10 4 (1.33%) Juniper
10 4 (1.33%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.33%) VMware
11 3 (1.00%) Adobe
11 3 (1.00%) Capita
11 3 (1.00%) EMC
11 3 (1.00%) Interwoven