Period
to 24 May 2019

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 24 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
England > London
6 months to
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 421 443 427
Rank change year-on-year +22 -16 +28
Contract jobs citing Master's Degree 162 198 160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.40% 0.43% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.51% 2.55% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 143 94
London median daily rate £525 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £325 £353 £300
90th Percentile £735 £675 £659
England median daily rate £525 £500 £479
% change year-on-year +5.00% +4.44% +13.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 4
London median hourly rate £57.50 £26.60 £29.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +116.21% -8.84% -
10th Percentile £53.75 £22.57 £26.92
90th Percentile £69.25 £51.61 £45.75
England median hourly rate £55.00 £30.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year +80.33% -10.29% -

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 6,446 7,758 6,724
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.90% 17.01% 17.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,140 4,999 4,533
London median daily rate £513 £500 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +7.53% +3.33%
10th Percentile £310 £275 £300
90th Percentile £688 £675 £638
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 219 135
London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% -14.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £15.06 £14.00 £13.59
90th Percentile £60.00 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £33.40 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +33.60% -16.67% +9.09%

Master's Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Master's Degree as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Master's Degree in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Master's Degree in London

Master's Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Master's Degree in London over the 6 months to 24 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Master's Degree in London

Master's Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Master's Degree in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 24 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
Central London +10 27 £625 +19.05% 3
East London -1 26 £525 -6.67%
West London +17 5 £534 +25.59% 1
Master's Degree
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 London region with a requirement for Master's Degree.

1 162 (100.00%) Degree
2 89 (54.94%) Python
3 73 (45.06%) Computer Science
4 68 (41.98%) Machine Learning
5 66 (40.74%) Analytical Skills
6 61 (37.65%) Analytics
7 58 (35.80%) Agile Software Development
8 57 (35.19%) Amazon AWS
9 49 (30.25%) Hadoop
9 49 (30.25%) SQL
9 49 (30.25%) Data Science
10 47 (29.01%) Big Data
11 44 (27.16%) Deep Learning
12 40 (24.69%) Finance
13 39 (24.07%) Computer Science Degree
14 38 (23.46%) Data Analysis
14 38 (23.46%) Algorithms
15 36 (22.22%) Statistical Modelling
15 36 (22.22%) Apache Hive
16 35 (21.60%) PhD
17 33 (20.37%) Cloudera
18 32 (19.75%) Hortonworks
19 31 (19.14%) Amazon EMR
19 31 (19.14%) Performance Optimisation
19 31 (19.14%) Predictive Analytics
19 31 (19.14%) PySpark
20 27 (16.67%) Statistics
20 27 (16.67%) Java
21 25 (15.43%) Scrum
22 23 (14.20%) Software Engineering

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 20 (12.35%) Apache Spark
2 8 (4.94%) GeoServer
2 8 (4.94%) SAS
3 7 (4.32%) Apache
3 7 (4.32%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (3.09%) CMS
5 4 (2.47%) Drupal
5 4 (2.47%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.62%) Appian
6 1 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.62%) JBoss
6 1 (0.62%) Liferay
6 1 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (3.09%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.23%) Acrobat
2 2 (1.23%) Chatbot
2 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.62%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (3.09%) SAP ERP
1 5 (3.09%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (2.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.23%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 57 (35.19%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (19.14%) Amazon EMR
3 15 (9.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (4.94%) Amazon SQS
4 8 (4.94%) Power Platform
5 6 (3.70%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (3.09%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.85%) OpenShift
8 2 (1.23%) Amazon S3
8 2 (1.23%) IaaS
8 2 (1.23%) PaaS
8 2 (1.23%) SaaS
9 1 (0.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.62%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.62%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.62%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.85%) Network Security
2 2 (1.23%) Firewall
2 2 (1.23%) HTTP
2 2 (1.23%) LAN
2 2 (1.23%) NFC
2 2 (1.23%) VPN
2 2 (1.23%) WAN
2 2 (1.23%) WLAN
3 1 (0.62%) DHCP
3 1 (0.62%) DNS
3 1 (0.62%) Internet
3 1 (0.62%) SMS
3 1 (0.62%) SMTP
3 1 (0.62%) SNMP
3 1 (0.62%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.62%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (30.25%) Hadoop
2 47 (29.01%) Big Data
3 36 (22.22%) Apache Hive
4 17 (10.49%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (8.64%) NoSQL
6 13 (8.02%) Redis
6 13 (8.02%) SQL Server
7 10 (6.17%) MongoDB
7 10 (6.17%) MySQL
8 9 (5.56%) Relational Database
9 8 (4.94%) Amazon RDS
9 8 (4.94%) Apache Cassandra
9 8 (4.94%) Power BI
9 8 (4.94%) QlikView
10 6 (3.70%) Spotfire
11 5 (3.09%) CouchDB
11 5 (3.09%) Data Lake
12 4 (2.47%) Cosmos DB
12 4 (2.47%) HBase
12 4 (2.47%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 19 (11.73%) JIRA
2 12 (7.41%) Jenkins
3 10 (6.17%) Git (software)
4 5 (3.09%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (2.47%) Subversion
6 2 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.62%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.62%) Gradle
7 1 (0.62%) Selenium
7 1 (0.62%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.62%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.62%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.62%) Zephyr
General
1 40 (24.69%) Finance
2 14 (8.64%) Banking
2 14 (8.64%) Marketing
3 12 (7.41%) Retail
4 6 (3.70%) Front Office
5 5 (3.09%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.85%) Legal
6 3 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.85%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.23%) Law
7 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.62%) Digital Economy
8 1 (0.62%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.62%) German Language
8 1 (0.62%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.62%) Military
Job Titles
1 38 (23.46%) Python Engineer
2 36 (22.22%) Data Engineer
3 32 (19.75%) Data Scientist
4 28 (17.28%) Big Data Engineer
5 18 (11.11%) Developer
6 17 (10.49%) Software Engineer
7 13 (8.02%) Analyst
8 10 (6.17%) Architect
9 9 (5.56%) C++ Software Engineer
9 9 (5.56%) Computer Engineer
9 9 (5.56%) Computer Vision Engineer
9 9 (5.56%) Java Developer
10 8 (4.94%) Python Software Engineer
11 7 (4.32%) Business Analyst
11 7 (4.32%) Senior Software Engineer
12 5 (3.09%) Project Manager
12 5 (3.09%) SAP Engineer
12 5 (3.09%) Senior Data Scientist
13 4 (2.47%) Test Automation Manager
13 4 (2.47%) User Experience Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (19.14%) PySpark
2 21 (12.96%) TensorFlow
3 16 (9.88%) REST
4 15 (9.26%) NumPy
5 13 (8.02%) JSON
5 13 (8.02%) Kafka
5 13 (8.02%) RabbitMQ
5 13 (8.02%) RESTful
5 13 (8.02%) SciPy
5 13 (8.02%) Torch
6 12 (7.41%) HTML
7 10 (6.17%) Caffe
7 10 (6.17%) CSS
7 10 (6.17%) Natural Language Processing
7 10 (6.17%) XML
8 9 (5.56%) HTML5
8 9 (5.56%) Matplotlib
8 9 (5.56%) MXNet
8 9 (5.56%) OpenCV
8 9 (5.56%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 66 (40.74%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (23.46%) Algorithms
3 14 (8.64%) Robotics
4 10 (6.17%) Fintech
4 10 (6.17%) User Experience
5 9 (5.56%) Mobile App
6 6 (3.70%) Management Information System
7 5 (3.09%) Data Structures
8 4 (2.47%) Data Centre
8 4 (2.47%) FMCG
8 4 (2.47%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.85%) Fixed Income
9 3 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.85%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.23%) Equities
10 2 (1.23%) Life Science
10 2 (1.23%) Market Risk
10 2 (1.23%) PKI
10 2 (1.23%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 17 (10.49%) Linux
2 11 (6.79%) Unix
3 9 (5.56%) CentOS
4 8 (4.94%) Fedora
5 7 (4.32%) Apple iOS
6 5 (3.09%) Android
7 3 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.23%) Windows
9 1 (0.62%) Solaris
9 1 (0.62%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.62%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (45.06%) Computer Science
2 68 (41.98%) Machine Learning
3 61 (37.65%) Analytics
4 58 (35.80%) Agile Software Development
5 49 (30.25%) Data Science
6 44 (27.16%) Deep Learning
7 38 (23.46%) Data Analysis
8 36 (22.22%) Statistical Modelling
9 31 (19.14%) Performance Optimisation
9 31 (19.14%) Predictive Analytics
10 27 (16.67%) Statistics
11 25 (15.43%) Scrum
12 23 (14.20%) Problem-Solving
12 23 (14.20%) Software Engineering
13 22 (13.58%) Mathematics
14 21 (12.96%) Visualisation
15 18 (11.11%) Physics
16 16 (9.88%) Artificial Intelligence
17 14 (8.64%) Data Visualisation
17 14 (8.64%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 89 (54.94%) Python
2 49 (30.25%) SQL
3 27 (16.67%) Java
4 17 (10.49%) JavaScript
5 11 (6.79%) C#
5 11 (6.79%) C++
6 10 (6.17%) R
7 7 (4.32%) Perl
8 6 (3.70%) Scala
9 5 (3.09%) Bash Shell
9 5 (3.09%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.47%) Go
11 3 (1.85%) C
12 2 (1.23%) VBA
13 1 (0.62%) AWK
13 1 (0.62%) Korn
13 1 (0.62%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.62%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.62%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.62%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 162 (100.00%) Degree
2 39 (24.07%) Computer Science Degree
3 35 (21.60%) PhD
4 11 (6.79%) MBA
5 4 (2.47%) ISEB
5 4 (2.47%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.85%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (1.23%) CFA
7 2 (1.23%) Chartered Engineer
7 2 (1.23%) CISA
7 2 (1.23%) CISM
7 2 (1.23%) CISSP
7 2 (1.23%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.23%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.23%) PMP
7 2 (1.23%) RHCA
7 2 (1.23%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.23%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.23%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.17%) QA
2 2 (1.23%) SEPA
3 1 (0.62%) PMO
3 1 (0.62%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (10.49%) Docker
2 1 (0.62%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.62%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (2.47%) Ansible
2 2 (1.23%) CASB
2 2 (1.23%) Kibana
3 1 (0.62%) Grafana
3 1 (0.62%) Graphite
3 1 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.62%) Mesos
3 1 (0.62%) Nagios
3 1 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.62%) Puppet
3 1 (0.62%) QRadar
3 1 (0.62%) Salt
3 1 (0.62%) SCCM
3 1 (0.62%) StatsD
3 1 (0.62%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 33 (20.37%) Cloudera
2 32 (19.75%) Hortonworks
3 23 (14.20%) Microsoft
4 18 (11.11%) Google
5 15 (9.26%) Oracle
6 10 (6.17%) Red Hat
6 10 (6.17%) Tableau
7 8 (4.94%) Atlassian
7 8 (4.94%) SAP
8 5 (3.09%) HP
9 4 (2.47%) Alteryx
10 2 (1.23%) Adobe
10 2 (1.23%) Cisco
10 2 (1.23%) hybris
10 2 (1.23%) IBM
10 2 (1.23%) Juniper
10 2 (1.23%) Pega
10 2 (1.23%) Splunk
10 2 (1.23%) VMware
11 1 (0.62%) Ab Initio