Period
to 7 December 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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 552 575 612
Rank change year-on-year +23 +37 -12
Contract jobs citing Master's Degree 219 319 254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.30% 0.33% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.44% 1.74% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 182 177
England median daily rate £550 £525 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +8.81% +1.58%
10th Percentile £328 £300 £270
90th Percentile £719 £675 £636
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £483
% change year-on-year +4.76% +8.81% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 5
England median hourly rate £45.00 £34.00 £34.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% -1.05% -63.83%
10th Percentile £36.70 £20.75 £25.10
90th Percentile £55.00 £57.50 £46.80
UK median hourly rate £48.75 £34.00 £34.36
% change year-on-year +43.38% -1.05% -63.83%

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 15,196 18,306 17,973
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.75% 19.11% 18.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,433 10,894 11,088
England median daily rate £470 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £231
90th Percentile £648 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 709 868 825
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.12 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.33% +0.48% -
10th Percentile £14.25 £13.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £51.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £25.06
% change year-on-year +32.08% +5.75% -1.73%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 7 December 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 +44 143 £575 +4.55% 63
South East +49 51 £550 +57.14% 28
East of England +47 9 £375 -9.09% 14
South West -1 8 £375 -26.83% 16
North of England +14 6 £325 -45.83% 12
North West +9 3 £325 -31.58% 8
Midlands +35 2 £316 -10.28% 19
North East +18 2 £275 -54.17% 1
West Midlands +38 1 £205 - 4
Yorkshire +35 1 £368 -51.00% 3
East Midlands +13 1 £428 +21.28% 15
Master's Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 219 (100.00%) Degree
2 122 (55.71%) Computer Science
3 96 (43.84%) Agile Software Development
4 62 (28.31%) Python
5 58 (26.48%) Computer Science Degree
6 54 (24.66%) Analytics
7 53 (24.20%) SQL
8 49 (22.37%) Analytical Skills
9 44 (20.09%) Java
9 44 (20.09%) Azure
10 42 (19.18%) Machine Learning
10 42 (19.18%) Problem-Solving
11 41 (18.72%) Physics
12 40 (18.26%) Mathematics
12 40 (18.26%) Finance
12 40 (18.26%) Data Science
13 37 (16.89%) Apache Spark
14 35 (15.98%) Microsoft
15 34 (15.53%) Visualisation
16 33 (15.07%) PhD
17 32 (14.61%) Git (software)
17 32 (14.61%) Big Data
18 29 (13.24%) JavaScript
19 28 (12.79%) Scrum
19 28 (12.79%) Artificial Intelligence
19 28 (12.79%) Security Cleared
19 28 (12.79%) GCP
20 26 (11.87%) Project Management
21 24 (10.96%) Data Management
21 24 (10.96%) Algorithms

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 37 (16.89%) Apache Spark
2 20 (9.13%) Apache
3 11 (5.02%) Jupyter
4 10 (4.57%) CMS
5 8 (3.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 6 (2.74%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (2.74%) SharePoint
7 5 (2.28%) DNN
8 3 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.37%) IIS
8 3 (1.37%) Moodle
8 3 (1.37%) MS Exchange
8 3 (1.37%) SAS
8 3 (1.37%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.91%) JBoss
9 2 (0.91%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 8 (3.65%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.83%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (1.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (1.37%) InVision
5 3 (1.37%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 3 (1.37%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.91%) Oracle AML
2 2 (0.91%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.91%) SAP WM
3 1 (0.46%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.46%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.46%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.46%) SAP FI-GL
3 1 (0.46%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 44 (20.09%) Azure
2 28 (12.79%) GCP
3 18 (8.22%) AWS
4 10 (4.57%) GitHub
4 10 (4.57%) PaaS
5 8 (3.65%) Azure Machine Learning
5 8 (3.65%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (2.28%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (2.28%) Amazon EMR
7 3 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (1.37%) Office 365
7 3 (1.37%) SaaS
7 3 (1.37%) Stackdriver
8 1 (0.46%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.46%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.46%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.65%) Internet
2 4 (1.83%) LAN
2 4 (1.83%) WAN
3 3 (1.37%) 2G
3 3 (1.37%) 3G
3 3 (1.37%) 4G
3 3 (1.37%) 5G
3 3 (1.37%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (1.37%) Kerberos
3 3 (1.37%) Multicast
3 3 (1.37%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (1.37%) RNC
3 3 (1.37%) Skype
3 3 (1.37%) SSL
4 2 (0.91%) HTTP
4 2 (0.91%) Node B
4 2 (0.91%) SIGTRAN
5 1 (0.46%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.46%) SNMP
5 1 (0.46%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (14.61%) Big Data
2 18 (8.22%) Hadoop
3 17 (7.76%) NoSQL
4 12 (5.48%) Flink
4 12 (5.48%) Relational Database
5 11 (5.02%) SQL Server
6 10 (4.57%) GIS
7 9 (4.11%) Geospatial Data
8 8 (3.65%) Jackrabbit
9 7 (3.20%) Apache Cassandra
9 7 (3.20%) MySQL
9 7 (3.20%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (2.74%) Amazon Redshift
10 6 (2.74%) Triplestore
11 4 (1.83%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (1.83%) BigQuery
11 4 (1.83%) MongoDB
11 4 (1.83%) SQL Server 2016
12 3 (1.37%) Redis
12 3 (1.37%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 32 (14.61%) Git (software)
2 22 (10.05%) Jenkins
3 12 (5.48%) JIRA
4 8 (3.65%) Rational DOORS
4 8 (3.65%) TeamCity
5 7 (3.20%) Cucumber
6 5 (2.28%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.91%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.91%) JUnit
7 2 (0.91%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (0.91%) Maven
7 2 (0.91%) Mocha
7 2 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.46%) Ant
8 1 (0.46%) Bower
8 1 (0.46%) Gatling
8 1 (0.46%) Grunt
8 1 (0.46%) gulp
8 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 40 (18.26%) Finance
2 17 (7.76%) Marketing
3 12 (5.48%) Front Office
4 10 (4.57%) Telecoms
5 9 (4.11%) Banking
6 8 (3.65%) Public Sector
7 7 (3.20%) Investment Banking
8 6 (2.74%) Electronics
8 6 (2.74%) Legal
8 6 (2.74%) Manufacturing
8 6 (2.74%) Retail
9 5 (2.28%) Law
10 4 (1.83%) Aerospace
10 4 (1.83%) Military
11 3 (1.37%) Advertising
11 3 (1.37%) Dutch Language
11 3 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.91%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.46%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.46%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 38 (17.35%) Developer
2 28 (12.79%) Data Engineer
3 27 (12.33%) Data Scientist
4 19 (8.68%) Analyst
5 16 (7.31%) Architect
5 16 (7.31%) C# Developer
6 11 (5.02%) Software Engineer
7 10 (4.57%) Java Developer
7 10 (4.57%) Java Engineer
7 10 (4.57%) Project Manager
7 10 (4.57%) Technical Architect
8 9 (4.11%) Systems Engineer
9 8 (3.65%) Data Analyst
9 8 (3.65%) Machine Learning Scientist
10 7 (3.20%) Full Stack Developer
10 7 (3.20%) Python Engineer
10 7 (3.20%) Senior Data Scientist
11 6 (2.74%) Azure Developer
11 6 (2.74%) C# .NET Developer
11 6 (2.74%) Energy Trading Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (10.50%) HTML
2 21 (9.59%) Pandas
3 19 (8.68%) CSS
4 18 (8.22%) React
4 18 (8.22%) TensorFlow
5 17 (7.76%) Kafka
6 13 (5.94%) NumPy
7 12 (5.48%) scikit-learn
8 11 (5.02%) Apache Beam
8 11 (5.02%) PySpark
9 10 (4.57%) .NET
9 10 (4.57%) HTML5
9 10 (4.57%) Keras
9 10 (4.57%) REST
10 9 (4.11%) AngularJS
11 8 (3.65%) JSON
11 8 (3.65%) JSR 170
11 8 (3.65%) OSGi
11 8 (3.65%) SciPy
11 8 (3.65%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 49 (22.37%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (10.96%) Algorithms
3 19 (8.68%) User Experience
4 11 (5.02%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.65%) Mobile App
6 7 (3.20%) Data Structures
7 6 (2.74%) Internet of Things
7 6 (2.74%) Lidar
7 6 (2.74%) Semantic Web
7 6 (2.74%) Smart City
8 5 (2.28%) Equities
9 4 (1.83%) Acoustics
9 4 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.83%) Fixed Income
9 4 (1.83%) PMI
9 4 (1.83%) Virtual Team
10 3 (1.37%) Digital Media
10 3 (1.37%) e-Learning
10 3 (1.37%) Social Media
11 2 (0.91%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 10 (4.57%) Linux
2 7 (3.20%) Windows
3 4 (1.83%) Android
3 4 (1.83%) Unix
4 3 (1.37%) Windows 2000
4 3 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (55.71%) Computer Science
2 96 (43.84%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (24.66%) Analytics
4 42 (19.18%) Machine Learning
4 42 (19.18%) Problem-Solving
5 41 (18.72%) Physics
6 40 (18.26%) Data Science
6 40 (18.26%) Mathematics
7 34 (15.53%) Visualisation
8 28 (12.79%) Artificial Intelligence
8 28 (12.79%) Scrum
9 26 (11.87%) Project Management
10 24 (10.96%) Data Management
11 23 (10.50%) Data Visualisation
11 23 (10.50%) Statistics
12 20 (9.13%) Open Source
12 20 (9.13%) Test Automation
13 19 (8.68%) DevOps
14 18 (8.22%) Continuous Integration
14 18 (8.22%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 62 (28.31%) Python
2 53 (24.20%) SQL
3 44 (20.09%) Java
4 29 (13.24%) JavaScript
5 21 (9.59%) C#
6 19 (8.68%) Scala
7 13 (5.94%) R
8 10 (4.57%) C++
9 9 (4.11%) TypeScript
10 6 (2.74%) C
11 5 (2.28%) Kotlin
11 5 (2.28%) Perl
12 4 (1.83%) Clojure
13 3 (1.37%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.37%) Ruby
14 2 (0.91%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.91%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.91%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.91%) VBA
15 1 (0.46%) PHP
Qualifications
1 219 (100.00%) Degree
2 58 (26.48%) Computer Science Degree
3 33 (15.07%) PhD
4 28 (12.79%) Security Cleared
5 23 (10.50%) SC Cleared
6 14 (6.39%) Numerate Degree
7 13 (5.94%) PMI Certification
8 10 (4.57%) CISSP
8 10 (4.57%) DV Cleared
8 10 (4.57%) PMP
9 7 (3.20%) CISM
10 6 (2.74%) MBA
11 5 (2.28%) GIAC
12 4 (1.83%) SANS
13 3 (1.37%) CCNA
13 3 (1.37%) CCNP
13 3 (1.37%) CISA
13 3 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (1.37%) IISP
13 3 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (9.59%) QA
2 9 (4.11%) Data Quality
3 5 (2.28%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 4 (1.83%) NIST
4 4 (1.83%) PMO
5 3 (1.37%) ECSS
5 3 (1.37%) GDPR
5 3 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.91%) GxP
6 2 (0.91%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.91%) NEBOSH
6 2 (0.91%) NIST 800
6 2 (0.91%) SLA
7 1 (0.46%) COBIT
7 1 (0.46%) GLBA
7 1 (0.46%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (10.96%) Docker
2 3 (1.37%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.37%) Apache Flume
2 3 (1.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 12 (5.48%) Kubernetes
2 7 (3.20%) Terraform
3 6 (2.74%) Prometheus
4 5 (2.28%) Ansible
5 3 (1.37%) Consul
5 3 (1.37%) Mesos
5 3 (1.37%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.91%) Kibana
6 2 (0.91%) Kubeflow
6 2 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.91%) Puppet
7 1 (0.46%) CASB
7 1 (0.46%) IBM Guardium
7 1 (0.46%) QRadar
Vendors
1 35 (15.98%) Microsoft
2 19 (8.68%) Google
2 19 (8.68%) Oracle
3 14 (6.39%) Tableau
4 11 (5.02%) Adobe
5 10 (4.57%) Databricks
5 10 (4.57%) StreamSets
6 9 (4.11%) SAP
7 5 (2.28%) Cisco
7 5 (2.28%) Informatica
7 5 (2.28%) Perforce
7 5 (2.28%) Splunk
8 3 (1.37%) Ericsson
8 3 (1.37%) Huawei
8 3 (1.37%) New Relic
8 3 (1.37%) Polycom
8 3 (1.37%) Remedy
9 2 (0.91%) Mapinfo
9 2 (0.91%) Nokia Networks
9 2 (0.91%) Salesforce.com