Period
to 14 June 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Master's Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 14 June 2021 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
England > London
6 months to
14 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 407 337 442
Rank change year-on-year -70 +105 +23
Contract jobs citing Master's Degree 80 75 155
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.31% 0.41% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.85% 2.08% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 44 114
10th Percentile £314 £369 £325
25th Percentile £398 £425 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £488 £525
Median % change year-on-year +2.56% -7.14% -4.55%
75th Percentile £655 £668 £675
90th Percentile £678 £775 £789
England median daily rate £500 £475 £525
% change year-on-year +5.26% -9.52% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
10th Percentile £47.78 £44.91 £54.75
25th Percentile £50.81 £45.15 £56.25
Median hourly rate £55.88 £49.28 £62.50
Median % change year-on-year +13.39% -21.16% +135.01%
75th Percentile £60.72 £52.63 £68.75
90th Percentile £66.29 £52.85 £70.25
England median hourly rate £55.88 £49.28 £52.50
% change year-on-year +13.39% -6.14% +68.00%

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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 4,313 3,603 6,270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.85% 19.90% 15.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,917 2,455 4,137
10th Percentile £340 £310 £313
25th Percentile £425 £410 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £513
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -2.44% +2.50%
75th Percentile £613 £600 £600
90th Percentile £700 £669 £700
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 53 95
10th Percentile £18.47 £18.50 £13.35
25th Percentile £23.50 £23.00 £18.57
Median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £29.00
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +20.69% +45.00%
75th Percentile £51.56 £47.83 £47.46
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.85 £53.75
England median hourly rate £36.09 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year +31.25% -12.70% +40.00%

Master's Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Master's Degree as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Master's Degree in London

Master's Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Master's Degree in London.

Daily rate trend for Master's Degree in London

Master's Degree
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Master's Degree in London over the 6 months to 14 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Master's Degree in London

Master's Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Master's Degree in London.

Hourly rate trend for Master's Degree in London

Master's Degree
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Master's Degree in London over the 6 months to 14 June 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Master's Degree in London

Master's Degree
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 14 June 2021. 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
Central London -6 8 £640 +50.59% 22
West London +10 4 £675 +35.00% 3
East London - 3 £350 - 6
Master's Degree
England

For the 6 months to 14 June 2021, 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 London region with a requirement for Master's Degree.

1 80 (100.00%) Degree
2 46 (57.50%) Computer Science
3 36 (45.00%) Social Skills
4 34 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (37.50%) Finance
6 29 (36.25%) Computer Science Degree
7 24 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
8 22 (27.50%) Java
9 20 (25.00%) Microservices
10 19 (23.75%) JavaScript
11 18 (22.50%) SQL
11 18 (22.50%) Python
11 18 (22.50%) Analytical Skills
12 16 (20.00%) Scrum
13 15 (18.75%) OO
13 15 (18.75%) Azure
13 15 (18.75%) Analytics
14 14 (17.50%) Open Source
15 13 (16.25%) REST
15 13 (16.25%) AngularJS
15 13 (16.25%) Jenkins
15 13 (16.25%) DevOps
15 13 (16.25%) Linux
16 12 (15.00%) Middleware
16 12 (15.00%) Oracle
16 12 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
16 12 (15.00%) Banking
16 12 (15.00%) Spring
16 12 (15.00%) Project Delivery
16 12 (15.00%) Data Pipeline

Master's Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 10 (12.50%) Apache
2 7 (8.75%) Red Hat Fuse
3 5 (6.25%) Apache Spark
4 3 (3.75%) DNN
4 3 (3.75%) SAS
5 1 (1.25%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.25%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.25%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.25%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 5 (6.25%) Microsoft Project
1 5 (6.25%) MS Visio
2 4 (5.00%) AutoCAD
2 4 (5.00%) Revit
3 1 (1.25%) Open Workbench
3 1 (1.25%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (18.75%) Azure
2 10 (12.50%) AWS
3 5 (6.25%) GitHub
3 5 (6.25%) Power Platform
4 3 (3.75%) Azure Cosmos DB
4 3 (3.75%) GCP
5 2 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (2.50%) Amazon S3
5 2 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.50%) IaaS
5 2 (2.50%) PaaS
5 2 (2.50%) Serverless
6 1 (1.25%) Amazon ECS
6 1 (1.25%) Amazon EKS
6 1 (1.25%) Apigee
6 1 (1.25%) AWS Fargate
6 1 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.25%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 1 (1.25%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.25%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.50%) VPN
2 5 (6.25%) BGP
2 5 (6.25%) MPLS
2 5 (6.25%) Multicast
2 5 (6.25%) OSPF
3 4 (5.00%) HTTP
4 2 (2.50%) Firewall
4 2 (2.50%) Wireless
5 1 (1.25%) 3GPP
5 1 (1.25%) 4G
5 1 (1.25%) 5G
5 1 (1.25%) LAN
5 1 (1.25%) LTE
5 1 (1.25%) MIMO
5 1 (1.25%) Network Security
5 1 (1.25%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (1.25%) SSL
5 1 (1.25%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 6 (7.50%) Big Data
2 6 (7.50%) NoSQL
3 5 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (6.25%) Power BI
4 4 (5.00%) Hadoop
4 4 (5.00%) MongoDB
4 4 (5.00%) MySQL
4 4 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (3.75%) Data Lake
5 3 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.75%) HBase
5 3 (3.75%) HDInsight
5 3 (3.75%) Lumira
5 3 (3.75%) Redis
5 3 (3.75%) SAP BW
5 3 (3.75%) SAP HANA
5 3 (3.75%) Spotfire
5 3 (3.75%) SQL Server
6 2 (2.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 13 (16.25%) Jenkins
2 11 (13.75%) Git (software)
3 7 (8.75%) GitLab
4 5 (6.25%) Maven
5 4 (5.00%) Jasmine
5 4 (5.00%) Karma Test Runner
5 4 (5.00%) Subversion
6 3 (3.75%) Gradle
6 3 (3.75%) Visual Studio
6 3 (3.75%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.25%) CMake
7 1 (1.25%) Grunt
7 1 (1.25%) JIRA
7 1 (1.25%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.25%) Spinnaker
7 1 (1.25%) webpack
General
1 36 (45.00%) Social Skills
2 30 (37.50%) Finance
3 18 (22.50%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (15.00%) Banking
5 11 (13.75%) Presentation Skills
6 7 (8.75%) Marketing
7 4 (5.00%) Telecoms
8 3 (3.75%) Advertising
8 3 (3.75%) Games
8 3 (3.75%) Publishing
9 2 (2.50%) Front Office
9 2 (2.50%) Influencing Skills
10 1 (1.25%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (1.25%) Electronics
10 1 (1.25%) Financial Institution
10 1 (1.25%) Hungarian Language
10 1 (1.25%) Investment Banking
10 1 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (1.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (16.25%) Developer
2 11 (13.75%) Architect
3 8 (10.00%) Java Developer
4 7 (8.75%) Designer
5 6 (7.50%) Senior Developer
5 6 (7.50%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (6.25%) Senior Java Developer
7 4 (5.00%) Analyst
7 4 (5.00%) Azure Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Business Analyst
7 4 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Network Designer
7 4 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Azure DevOps
8 3 (3.75%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Cloud Architect
8 3 (3.75%) Data Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) iOS Developer
8 3 (3.75%) Lead iOS Developer
8 3 (3.75%) Senior Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.25%) AngularJS
1 13 (16.25%) REST
2 12 (15.00%) Middleware
2 12 (15.00%) Spring
3 10 (12.50%) HTML
4 8 (10.00%) HTML5
4 8 (10.00%) JDBC
4 8 (10.00%) jQuery
5 7 (8.75%) Ajax
5 7 (8.75%) Apache Camel
5 7 (8.75%) GWT
5 7 (8.75%) Hibernate
5 7 (8.75%) JMS
5 7 (8.75%) JSF
5 7 (8.75%) OSGi
6 6 (7.50%) React
7 5 (6.25%) Kafka
7 5 (6.25%) YAML
8 4 (5.00%) D3.js
8 4 (5.00%) OpenFin
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.75%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (12.50%) Algorithms
3 7 (8.75%) Clustering
4 5 (6.25%) Data Centre
5 4 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (5.00%) Mobile App
6 3 (3.75%) Augmented Reality
6 3 (3.75%) Cloud Native
6 3 (3.75%) Credit Risk
6 3 (3.75%) User Experience
6 3 (3.75%) Virtual Team
7 2 (2.50%) Data Structures
7 2 (2.50%) Equities
7 2 (2.50%) Public Cloud
7 2 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.25%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.25%) Social Media
8 1 (1.25%) Verilog
8 1 (1.25%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.25%) Linux
2 5 (6.25%) Windows
3 3 (3.75%) Android
3 3 (3.75%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.75%) Unix
4 2 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.25%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.25%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (57.50%) Computer Science
2 34 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
4 20 (25.00%) Microservices
5 16 (20.00%) Scrum
6 15 (18.75%) Analytics
6 15 (18.75%) OO
7 14 (17.50%) Open Source
8 13 (16.25%) DevOps
9 12 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (15.00%) Data Pipeline
9 12 (15.00%) Project Delivery
10 9 (11.25%) Data Science
10 9 (11.25%) Performance Tuning
10 9 (11.25%) Project Management
10 9 (11.25%) Visualisation
11 8 (10.00%) Decision-Making
11 8 (10.00%) High Availability
11 8 (10.00%) Software Delivery
11 8 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (27.50%) Java
2 19 (23.75%) JavaScript
3 18 (22.50%) Python
3 18 (22.50%) SQL
4 7 (8.75%) Java 8
5 6 (7.50%) PL/SQL
5 6 (7.50%) TypeScript
6 5 (6.25%) C++
7 3 (3.75%) Apple Swift
7 3 (3.75%) C#
7 3 (3.75%) Go
7 3 (3.75%) Objective-C
7 3 (3.75%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.50%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.50%) R
9 1 (1.25%) Erlang
9 1 (1.25%) Groovy
9 1 (1.25%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.25%) Ruby
9 1 (1.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 80 (100.00%) Degree
2 29 (36.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (6.25%) JNCIP
3 5 (6.25%) JNCIS
3 5 (6.25%) MBA
4 4 (5.00%) BICSI Certification
4 4 (5.00%) BICSI RCDD
4 4 (5.00%) PhD
5 1 (1.25%) CIMA
5 1 (1.25%) ISEB
5 1 (1.25%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.25%) RHCA
5 1 (1.25%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.25%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.50%) QA
2 3 (3.75%) GDPR
2 3 (3.75%) MiFID
3 1 (1.25%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.25%) GAAP
3 1 (1.25%) HL7
3 1 (1.25%) IFRS
System Software
1 4 (5.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 4 (5.00%) Docker
1 4 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.25%) BitLocker
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.25%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.25%) vSphere
2 1 (1.25%) XenApp
2 1 (1.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (6.25%) Ansible
2 4 (5.00%) Kubernetes
3 3 (3.75%) Puppet
3 3 (3.75%) Terraform
4 2 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.25%) Consul
5 1 (1.25%) Control-M
5 1 (1.25%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (1.25%) Salt
5 1 (1.25%) SCCM
5 1 (1.25%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 12 (15.00%) Oracle
2 7 (8.75%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.50%) Cisco
3 6 (7.50%) Juniper
4 5 (6.25%) ADVA
4 5 (6.25%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (5.00%) SAP
5 4 (5.00%) Twitter
5 4 (5.00%) VMware
6 3 (3.75%) Adobe
6 3 (3.75%) Alteryx
6 3 (3.75%) Apple
6 3 (3.75%) Databricks
6 3 (3.75%) Marketo
7 2 (2.50%) Citrix
7 2 (2.50%) Google
7 2 (2.50%) IBM
7 2 (2.50%) Intel
7 2 (2.50%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.25%) Xilinx