Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 434 452 465
Rank change year-on-year +18 +13 -17
Contract jobs citing Master's Degree 138 182 148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.36% 0.40% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.27% 2.51% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 103 97
London median daily rate £617 £550 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.09% +7.32% +2.50%
10th Percentile £400 £365 £308
90th Percentile £840 £748 £588
England median daily rate £550 £494 £475
% change year-on-year +11.39% +3.95% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
London median hourly rate £57.50 £21.50 £34.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +167.44% -38.45% -
10th Percentile £53.75 £20.23 £25.97
90th Percentile £61.25 £46.93 £50.48
England median hourly rate £51.50 £37.75 £34.36
% change year-on-year +36.42% +9.87% -

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 6,090 7,252 7,316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.82% 16.07% 16.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,012 4,698 4,811
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £310 £283 £290
90th Percentile £694 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 195 161
London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% +13.16% -
10th Percentile £13.38 £14.10 £13.31
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.25 £48.75
England median hourly rate £36.00 £24.25 £28.50
% change year-on-year +48.45% -14.91% +11.76%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +18 31 £575 +7.73% 15
West London +23 8 £475 -16.48% 4
South London +41 1 £325 - 1
East London +4 1 - - 3
North London - 1 - - 2
Master's Degree
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 138 (100.00%) Degree
2 68 (49.28%) Computer Science
3 47 (34.06%) Python
4 46 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 44 (31.88%) SQL
6 42 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
7 37 (26.81%) Java
7 37 (26.81%) Analytics
8 33 (23.91%) Finance
9 31 (22.46%) Machine Learning
9 31 (22.46%) Data Science
10 27 (19.57%) Azure
11 26 (18.84%) Visualisation
11 26 (18.84%) Analytical Skills
12 25 (18.12%) AWS
13 24 (17.39%) Microsoft
14 23 (16.67%) Physics
14 23 (16.67%) Statistics
15 22 (15.94%) JavaScript
15 22 (15.94%) Apache Spark
16 21 (15.22%) Problem-Solving
17 20 (14.49%) Project Delivery
17 20 (14.49%) Data Visualisation
17 20 (14.49%) Open Source
17 20 (14.49%) Data Management
18 19 (13.77%) Artificial Intelligence
18 19 (13.77%) Google
19 17 (12.32%) Project Management
19 17 (12.32%) Hadoop
19 17 (12.32%) Data Analytics

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 22 (15.94%) Apache Spark
2 9 (6.52%) Apache
2 9 (6.52%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (5.07%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (3.62%) CMS
4 5 (3.62%) SAS
5 3 (2.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.72%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.72%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.72%) GeoServer
6 1 (0.72%) IIS
6 1 (0.72%) JBoss
6 1 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.17%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle AML
2 1 (0.72%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (19.57%) Azure
2 25 (18.12%) AWS
3 17 (12.32%) GCP
4 15 (10.87%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (3.62%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (3.62%) Amazon EMR
5 5 (3.62%) Power Platform
6 4 (2.90%) Amazon Kinesis
6 4 (2.90%) Amazon S3
7 3 (2.17%) GitHub
7 3 (2.17%) Stackdriver
8 2 (1.45%) IaaS
8 2 (1.45%) PaaS
8 2 (1.45%) SaaS
9 1 (0.72%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.72%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.72%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.07%) Internet
2 3 (2.17%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (1.45%) Network Security
4 1 (0.72%) Broadband
4 1 (0.72%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.72%) SMS
4 1 (0.72%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.32%) Hadoop
2 15 (10.87%) Big Data
3 14 (10.14%) MySQL
3 14 (10.14%) NoSQL
3 14 (10.14%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (8.70%) Relational Database
4 12 (8.70%) SQL Server
5 11 (7.97%) Apache Cassandra
6 10 (7.25%) MongoDB
7 9 (6.52%) CouchDB
8 8 (5.80%) Amazon Redshift
9 7 (5.07%) Flink
9 7 (5.07%) QlikView
10 6 (4.35%) Triplestore
11 5 (3.62%) Amazon RDS
11 5 (3.62%) Power BI
12 4 (2.90%) Amazon Athena
12 4 (2.90%) BigQuery
12 4 (2.90%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (2.17%) Jackrabbit
Development Applications
1 11 (7.97%) Jenkins
2 10 (7.25%) Git (software)
3 8 (5.80%) Rational DOORS
3 8 (5.80%) TeamCity
4 7 (5.07%) JIRA
5 2 (1.45%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.45%) Gatling
5 2 (1.45%) JMeter
5 2 (1.45%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.72%) Gradle
6 1 (0.72%) JUnit
6 1 (0.72%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (0.72%) Mocha
6 1 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.72%) Subversion
6 1 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 33 (23.91%) Finance
2 16 (11.59%) Front Office
3 11 (7.97%) Retail
4 10 (7.25%) Banking
4 10 (7.25%) Marketing
5 7 (5.07%) Investment Banking
5 7 (5.07%) Legal
6 5 (3.62%) Public Sector
7 4 (2.90%) Law
7 4 (2.90%) Telecoms
8 3 (2.17%) Aerospace
9 2 (1.45%) Electronics
9 2 (1.45%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.72%) Advertising
10 1 (0.72%) German Language
10 1 (0.72%) Military
10 1 (0.72%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (21.01%) Data Engineer
2 21 (15.22%) Data Scientist
3 18 (13.04%) Developer
4 14 (10.14%) Python Engineer
5 13 (9.42%) Analyst
6 9 (6.52%) Architect
7 7 (5.07%) Business Analyst
7 7 (5.07%) Project Manager
7 7 (5.07%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (4.35%) C# Developer
8 6 (4.35%) Full Stack Developer
8 6 (4.35%) Java Engineer
9 5 (3.62%) Consultant
9 5 (3.62%) Java Developer
9 5 (3.62%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (2.90%) Angular Developer
10 4 (2.90%) AWS Engineer
10 4 (2.90%) Cloud Engineer
10 4 (2.90%) DevOps Engineer
10 4 (2.90%) User Experience Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.14%) Natural Language Processing
2 12 (8.70%) JSON
3 11 (7.97%) Apache Beam
4 10 (7.25%) CSS
5 9 (6.52%) J2EE
6 8 (5.80%) HTML
6 8 (5.80%) Kafka
7 7 (5.07%) React
8 5 (3.62%) AngularJS
8 5 (3.62%) Pandas
8 5 (3.62%) REST
9 4 (2.90%) HTML5
9 4 (2.90%) Spark Streaming
9 4 (2.90%) TensorFlow
9 4 (2.90%) WPF
9 4 (2.90%) YAML
10 3 (2.17%) JSR 170
10 3 (2.17%) RESTful
10 3 (2.17%) scikit-learn
10 3 (2.17%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 26 (18.84%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (11.59%) Algorithms
3 11 (7.97%) User Experience
4 9 (6.52%) Robotics
5 7 (5.07%) Management Information System
6 6 (4.35%) Fixed Income
6 6 (4.35%) Internet of Things
6 6 (4.35%) Semantic Web
7 5 (3.62%) Data Structures
7 5 (3.62%) Equities
7 5 (3.62%) Mobile App
8 3 (2.17%) Hedge funds
8 3 (2.17%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.45%) FMCG
9 2 (1.45%) PKI
9 2 (1.45%) PMI
9 2 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.45%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.72%) Acoustics
10 1 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.25%) Linux
2 5 (3.62%) Unix
3 3 (2.17%) Windows
4 2 (1.45%) Android
5 1 (0.72%) CentOS
5 1 (0.72%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (49.28%) Computer Science
2 42 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (26.81%) Analytics
4 31 (22.46%) Data Science
4 31 (22.46%) Machine Learning
5 26 (18.84%) Visualisation
6 23 (16.67%) Physics
6 23 (16.67%) Statistics
7 21 (15.22%) Problem-Solving
8 20 (14.49%) Data Management
8 20 (14.49%) Data Visualisation
8 20 (14.49%) Open Source
8 20 (14.49%) Project Delivery
9 19 (13.77%) Artificial Intelligence
10 17 (12.32%) Data Analytics
10 17 (12.32%) Project Management
11 16 (11.59%) Data Strategy
11 16 (11.59%) Scrum
12 15 (10.87%) Mathematics
13 14 (10.14%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (34.06%) Python
2 44 (31.88%) SQL
3 37 (26.81%) Java
4 22 (15.94%) JavaScript
5 14 (10.14%) Scala
6 10 (7.25%) C#
6 10 (7.25%) Perl
6 10 (7.25%) R
7 9 (6.52%) PL/SQL
8 6 (4.35%) TypeScript
9 5 (3.62%) C
9 5 (3.62%) Go
10 4 (2.90%) Clojure
11 3 (2.17%) C++
12 2 (1.45%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.45%) Ruby
13 1 (0.72%) Haskell
13 1 (0.72%) Kotlin
13 1 (0.72%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.72%) VBA
Qualifications
1 138 (100.00%) Degree
2 46 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (11.59%) PhD
4 10 (7.25%) MBA
5 9 (6.52%) DV Cleared
5 9 (6.52%) Security Cleared
6 8 (5.80%) CISSP
7 7 (5.07%) SC Cleared
8 6 (4.35%) CISM
9 5 (3.62%) PMI Certification
10 4 (2.90%) GIAC
11 3 (2.17%) CISA
11 3 (2.17%) PMP
11 3 (2.17%) SANS
12 2 (1.45%) Numerate Degree
12 2 (1.45%) RIBA
13 1 (0.72%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.72%) IISP
13 1 (0.72%) ISEB
13 1 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.52%) QA
2 3 (2.17%) ECSS
2 3 (2.17%) GDPR
3 2 (1.45%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (1.45%) NEBOSH
3 2 (1.45%) NIST
3 2 (1.45%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.45%) SEPA
3 2 (1.45%) SLA
4 1 (0.72%) COBIT
4 1 (0.72%) GLBA
4 1 (0.72%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.72%) NIST 800
4 1 (0.72%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (9.42%) Docker
2 1 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (5.07%) Kubernetes
1 7 (5.07%) Terraform
2 5 (3.62%) Kibana
3 4 (2.90%) Ansible
4 3 (2.17%) CASB
4 3 (2.17%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.72%) IBM Guardium
Vendors
1 24 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 19 (13.77%) Google
3 14 (10.14%) Oracle
4 9 (6.52%) Tableau
5 6 (4.35%) SAP
6 5 (3.62%) StreamSets
7 4 (2.90%) Databricks
8 3 (2.17%) Adobe
8 3 (2.17%) New Relic
9 2 (1.45%) Ariba
9 2 (1.45%) IFS
9 2 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.72%) Bloomberg
10 1 (0.72%) Calypso
10 1 (0.72%) Cisco
10 1 (0.72%) Informatica
10 1 (0.72%) Intel
10 1 (0.72%) Murex
10 1 (0.72%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.72%) Sybase