Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 525 561 582
Rank change year-on-year +36 +21 +13
Contract jobs citing Master's Degree 302 305 232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.36% 0.33% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.88% 1.73% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 198 126
England median daily rate £525 £500 £479
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +4.44% +13.54%
10th Percentile £304 £308 £300
90th Percentile £713 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +15.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 10
England median hourly rate £55.00 £30.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.33% -4.69% -
10th Percentile £45.13 £22.90 £18.50
90th Percentile £66.00 £61.60 £43.95
UK median hourly rate £55.00 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year +80.33% -4.69% -

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 16,038 17,623 16,948
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.14% 18.99% 20.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,750 10,526 10,565
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £268 £250 £260
90th Percentile £650 £631 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 699 785 856
England median hourly rate £33.40 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.60% -16.67% +9.09%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £49.79 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £33.40 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +33.60% -16.67% -6.25%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +14 161 £525 -4.55% 12
South East +1 53 £463 +7.56% 13
North of England +41 30 £450 +56.52% 2
Midlands +18 23 £550 +44.74% 4
East of England +4 15 £450 +56.52% 5
Yorkshire +23 14 £265 - 1
West Midlands +7 13 £550 -21.43% 1
South West -20 12 £550 +4.76%
East Midlands +26 10 £510 +59.38% 3
North West +23 9 £750 +200.00% 1
North East +14 7 £343 +14.17%
Master's Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 302 (100.00%) Degree
2 124 (41.06%) Computer Science
3 114 (37.75%) Python
4 104 (34.44%) Agile Software Development
5 95 (31.46%) Analytics
6 85 (28.15%) Machine Learning
7 81 (26.82%) Analytical Skills
8 73 (24.17%) SQL
9 69 (22.85%) Amazon AWS
10 67 (22.19%) Computer Science Degree
11 64 (21.19%) Data Science
12 63 (20.86%) Finance
13 53 (17.55%) Algorithms
14 52 (17.22%) Big Data
14 52 (17.22%) PhD
15 51 (16.89%) Hadoop
16 50 (16.56%) Data Analysis
16 50 (16.56%) Deep Learning
17 48 (15.89%) Project Management
18 45 (14.90%) Visualisation
19 44 (14.57%) Security Cleared
20 43 (14.24%) Java
21 38 (12.58%) Statistics
22 37 (12.25%) Mathematics
22 37 (12.25%) Apache Hive
23 36 (11.92%) SC Cleared
23 36 (11.92%) Scrum
23 36 (11.92%) Problem-Solving
23 36 (11.92%) PySpark
23 36 (11.92%) Statistical Modelling

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 25 (8.28%) Apache Spark
2 11 (3.64%) Apache
3 9 (2.98%) SAS
4 8 (2.65%) GeoServer
5 7 (2.32%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.66%) CMS
6 5 (1.66%) Confluence
6 5 (1.66%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.32%) Drupal
7 4 (1.32%) Jupyter
8 3 (0.99%) Smallworld
9 2 (0.66%) JBoss
10 1 (0.33%) Appian
10 1 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.33%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.33%) Liferay
10 1 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 8 (2.65%) Sketch
2 7 (2.32%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.99%) Adobe XD
3 6 (1.99%) Figma
3 6 (1.99%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.66%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.66%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.66%) InVision
6 1 (0.33%) Simulink
6 1 (0.33%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.66%) Oracle Assets
1 5 (1.66%) Oracle Cash Management
1 5 (1.66%) Oracle General Ledger
1 5 (1.66%) Oracle Payables
1 5 (1.66%) Oracle Receivables
1 5 (1.66%) SAP ERP
1 5 (1.66%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (1.32%) Eikon
2 4 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.99%) Remedy AR System
3 3 (0.99%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.66%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 69 (22.85%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (10.26%) Amazon EMR
3 22 (7.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (5.96%) Google Cloud Platform
4 18 (5.96%) Power Platform
5 10 (3.31%) GitHub
6 8 (2.65%) Amazon SQS
7 7 (2.32%) Amazon S3
8 6 (1.99%) OpenShift
8 6 (1.99%) PaaS
9 5 (1.66%) Amazon Glacier
9 5 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (1.32%) Azure Machine Learning
11 2 (0.66%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 2 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.66%) IaaS
11 2 (0.66%) SaaS
12 1 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.33%) Heroku
12 1 (0.33%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.66%) Firewall
2 4 (1.32%) Internet
3 3 (0.99%) LAN
3 3 (0.99%) Network Security
3 3 (0.99%) VPN
3 3 (0.99%) WAN
4 2 (0.66%) HTTP
4 2 (0.66%) NFC
4 2 (0.66%) WLAN
5 1 (0.33%) 3G
5 1 (0.33%) DHCP
5 1 (0.33%) DNS
5 1 (0.33%) DVB
5 1 (0.33%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.33%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.33%) MPLS
5 1 (0.33%) SMS
5 1 (0.33%) SMTP
5 1 (0.33%) SNMP
5 1 (0.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (17.22%) Big Data
2 51 (16.89%) Hadoop
3 37 (12.25%) Apache Hive
4 21 (6.95%) NoSQL
5 20 (6.62%) SQL Server
6 19 (6.29%) Relational Database
7 18 (5.96%) Power BI
8 17 (5.63%) PostgreSQL
9 14 (4.64%) QlikView
10 13 (4.30%) Amazon RDS
10 13 (4.30%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (4.30%) Redis
11 11 (3.64%) MongoDB
12 10 (3.31%) BusinessObjects
12 10 (3.31%) MySQL
12 10 (3.31%) RDBMS
13 8 (2.65%) Apache Cassandra
14 6 (1.99%) Oracle Database 11g
14 6 (1.99%) SQL Server 2005
14 6 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 24 (7.95%) JIRA
2 14 (4.64%) Git (software)
3 12 (3.97%) Jenkins
4 7 (2.32%) Eclipse
5 5 (1.66%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (1.32%) Bitbucket
6 4 (1.32%) Subversion
7 3 (0.99%) ProC
8 2 (0.66%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.33%) Gradle
9 1 (0.33%) Selenium
9 1 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.33%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.33%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.33%) Zephyr
General
1 63 (20.86%) Finance
2 23 (7.62%) Telecoms
3 19 (6.29%) Marketing
4 18 (5.96%) Retail
5 17 (5.63%) Banking
6 10 (3.31%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (2.32%) Law
8 6 (1.99%) Front Office
8 6 (1.99%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.99%) Legal
9 5 (1.66%) Billing
9 5 (1.66%) General Ledger
9 5 (1.66%) Manufacturing
10 4 (1.32%) Military
10 4 (1.32%) Social Science
11 3 (0.99%) Electronics
12 2 (0.66%) German Language
13 1 (0.33%) Back Office
13 1 (0.33%) Digital Economy
13 1 (0.33%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 47 (15.56%) Data Scientist
2 46 (15.23%) Developer
3 38 (12.58%) Python Engineer
4 36 (11.92%) Data Engineer
5 35 (11.59%) Architect
6 28 (9.27%) Big Data Engineer
7 22 (7.28%) Analyst
8 21 (6.95%) Software Engineer
9 19 (6.29%) Solutions Architect
10 12 (3.97%) Java Developer
11 11 (3.64%) Designer
12 10 (3.31%) Business Analyst
13 9 (2.98%) C++ Software Engineer
13 9 (2.98%) Computer Engineer
13 9 (2.98%) Computer Vision Engineer
13 9 (2.98%) Consultant
14 8 (2.65%) Project Manager
14 8 (2.65%) Python Software Engineer
14 8 (2.65%) Security Architect
15 7 (2.32%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (11.92%) PySpark
2 30 (9.93%) REST
3 28 (9.27%) Web Services
4 27 (8.94%) TensorFlow
5 23 (7.62%) XML
6 20 (6.62%) JSON
7 19 (6.29%) NumPy
8 14 (4.64%) HTML
9 13 (4.30%) Kafka
9 13 (4.30%) RabbitMQ
9 13 (4.30%) RESTful
9 13 (4.30%) SciPy
9 13 (4.30%) Torch
10 12 (3.97%) CSS
10 12 (3.97%) Natural Language Processing
10 12 (3.97%) Pandas
11 11 (3.64%) Caffe
12 10 (3.31%) J2EE
13 9 (2.98%) SOAP
13 9 (2.98%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 81 (26.82%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (17.55%) Algorithms
3 23 (7.62%) Mobile App
4 18 (5.96%) Management Information System
4 18 (5.96%) User Experience
5 16 (5.30%) Robotics
6 10 (3.31%) Fintech
7 8 (2.65%) Data Centre
7 8 (2.65%) Virtual Team
8 7 (2.32%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (1.99%) Data Structures
10 5 (1.66%) CMDB
10 5 (1.66%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (1.32%) FMCG
11 4 (1.32%) Hedge funds
11 4 (1.32%) PMI
11 4 (1.32%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.99%) Acoustics
12 3 (0.99%) Frameworx
12 3 (0.99%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 31 (10.26%) Linux
2 25 (8.28%) Unix
3 19 (6.29%) Android
4 9 (2.98%) CentOS
5 8 (2.65%) Fedora
6 7 (2.32%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.99%) Windows
8 5 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.32%) Solaris
10 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.33%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (41.06%) Computer Science
2 104 (34.44%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (31.46%) Analytics
4 85 (28.15%) Machine Learning
5 64 (21.19%) Data Science
6 50 (16.56%) Data Analysis
6 50 (16.56%) Deep Learning
7 48 (15.89%) Project Management
8 45 (14.90%) Visualisation
9 38 (12.58%) Statistics
10 37 (12.25%) Mathematics
11 36 (11.92%) Problem-Solving
11 36 (11.92%) Scrum
11 36 (11.92%) Statistical Modelling
12 35 (11.59%) Artificial Intelligence
13 32 (10.60%) Predictive Analytics
13 32 (10.60%) Software Engineering
14 31 (10.26%) Performance Optimisation
15 28 (9.27%) Business Intelligence
16 26 (8.61%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 114 (37.75%) Python
2 73 (24.17%) SQL
3 43 (14.24%) Java
4 22 (7.28%) C#
5 21 (6.95%) JavaScript
6 17 (5.63%) C++
7 14 (4.64%) Perl
8 12 (3.97%) C
8 12 (3.97%) R
9 8 (2.65%) PL/SQL
10 6 (1.99%) Scala
10 6 (1.99%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.66%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.66%) Go
12 4 (1.32%) Korn
13 2 (0.66%) VBA
14 1 (0.33%) AWK
14 1 (0.33%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.33%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 302 (100.00%) Degree
2 67 (22.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 52 (17.22%) PhD
4 44 (14.57%) Security Cleared
5 36 (11.92%) SC Cleared
6 21 (6.95%) DV Cleared
7 19 (6.29%) Chartered Engineer
8 13 (4.30%) MBA
9 8 (2.65%) Numerate Degree
10 6 (1.99%) PMI Certification
11 5 (1.66%) CISSP
12 4 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (1.32%) CISA
12 4 (1.32%) CISM
12 4 (1.32%) ISEB
12 4 (1.32%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.99%) PMP
14 2 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
14 2 (0.66%) RHCA
14 2 (0.66%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.97%) QA
2 6 (1.99%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.32%) COBIT
3 4 (1.32%) COSO
3 4 (1.32%) GDPR
3 4 (1.32%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.66%) SEPA
4 2 (0.66%) SLA
5 1 (0.33%) PMO
System Software
1 22 (7.28%) Docker
2 5 (1.66%) Slurm Workload Manager
3 4 (1.32%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.66%) Gluster
5 1 (0.33%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.33%) NFS
5 1 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (2.65%) Ansible
2 4 (1.32%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.66%) CASB
3 2 (0.66%) CloudForms
3 2 (0.66%) Graphite
3 2 (0.66%) HAProxy
3 2 (0.66%) Kibana
3 2 (0.66%) Mesos
3 2 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.66%) Terraform
4 1 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.33%) MOM
4 1 (0.33%) Nagios
4 1 (0.33%) Oozie
4 1 (0.33%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.33%) Puppet
4 1 (0.33%) Salt
4 1 (0.33%) SCCM
4 1 (0.33%) StatsD
4 1 (0.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 33 (10.93%) Cloudera
2 32 (10.60%) Hortonworks
3 30 (9.93%) Oracle
4 29 (9.60%) Google
5 25 (8.28%) Microsoft
5 25 (8.28%) Tableau
6 14 (4.64%) SAP
7 10 (3.31%) Red Hat
8 9 (2.98%) Atlassian
9 8 (2.65%) Adobe
10 7 (2.32%) Informatica
10 7 (2.32%) Teradata
10 7 (2.32%) Xamarin
11 6 (1.99%) Netezza
12 5 (1.66%) HP
13 4 (1.32%) Alteryx
13 4 (1.32%) ForgeRock
13 4 (1.32%) Remedy
13 4 (1.32%) Veracode
14 3 (0.99%) Intergraph