Period
to 26 May 2020

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 26 May 2020 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
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 337 445 449
Rank change year-on-year +108 +4 -19
Contract jobs citing Master's Degree 87 158 198
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.44% 0.39% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.28% 2.46% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 119 147
Median daily rate £488 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £394 £325 £358
90th Percentile £754 £740 £675
England median daily rate £475 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 5
Median hourly rate £49.28 £57.50 £26.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.30% +116.21% -8.84%
10th Percentile £44.91 £53.75 £22.57
90th Percentile £52.85 £69.25 £51.61
England median hourly rate £48.89 £55.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year -11.11% +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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3,824 6,410 7,836
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 19.50% 15.95% 17.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,410 4,112 5,050
Median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +8.11%
10th Percentile £305 £310 £275
90th Percentile £656 £688 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 122 220
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +62.79% -14.00%
10th Percentile £20.28 £15.06 £14.00
90th Percentile £51.85 £59.79 £47.83
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.40 £25.00
% change year-on-year +4.79% +33.60% -16.67%

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 26 May 2020.

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
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 26 May 2020. 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 +102 17 £463 -26.00% 5
South London - 3 £563 -
West London +50 2 £500 -6.32% 2
Master's Degree
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 2020, 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 87 (100.00%) Degree
2 51 (58.62%) Computer Science
3 34 (39.08%) Python
4 31 (35.63%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (33.33%) Java
6 27 (31.03%) Computer Science Degree
7 25 (28.74%) Mathematics
8 24 (27.59%) Finance
9 23 (26.44%) Analytical Skills
10 20 (22.99%) Azure
11 18 (20.69%) Microsoft
12 17 (19.54%) Big Data
12 17 (19.54%) Data Science
13 16 (18.39%) JavaScript
13 16 (18.39%) Statistics
14 15 (17.24%) Software Engineering
14 15 (17.24%) .NET
15 14 (16.09%) C#
16 13 (14.94%) Microservices
16 13 (14.94%) SQL
16 13 (14.94%) Oracle
16 13 (14.94%) SQL Server
17 12 (13.79%) Project Management
17 12 (13.79%) Algorithms
18 11 (12.64%) Machine Learning
18 11 (12.64%) Physics
18 11 (12.64%) Git (software)
19 10 (11.49%) Artificial Intelligence
19 10 (11.49%) C++
19 10 (11.49%) PhD

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 9 (10.34%) Apache Spark
2 7 (8.05%) IIS
2 7 (8.05%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.60%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.30%) DNN
4 2 (2.30%) SAS
5 1 (1.15%) Apache
5 1 (1.15%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.15%) Confluence
5 1 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (1.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Oracle AML
Cloud Services
1 20 (22.99%) Azure
2 9 (10.34%) AWS
2 9 (10.34%) GCP
3 4 (4.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 4 (4.60%) Datadog
4 2 (2.30%) GitHub
5 1 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.15%) Office 365
5 1 (1.15%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.15%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.30%) HTTP
1 2 (2.30%) Multicast
1 2 (2.30%) Network Security
1 2 (2.30%) VPN
2 1 (1.15%) BGP
2 1 (1.15%) DNS
2 1 (1.15%) Firewall
2 1 (1.15%) Internet
2 1 (1.15%) IPv4
2 1 (1.15%) Modbus
2 1 (1.15%) MPLS
2 1 (1.15%) NAS
2 1 (1.15%) OSPF
2 1 (1.15%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.15%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (19.54%) Big Data
2 13 (14.94%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.90%) Relational Database
4 5 (5.75%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (5.75%) MySQL
4 5 (5.75%) RDBMS
5 4 (4.60%) NoSQL
6 3 (3.45%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (2.30%) Blockchain
7 2 (2.30%) Data Mining
7 2 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.30%) Flink
7 2 (2.30%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.30%) Triplestore
8 1 (1.15%) OLAP
8 1 (1.15%) OLTP
8 1 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.15%) Snowflake Schema
8 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (12.64%) Git (software)
2 8 (9.20%) Jenkins
3 6 (6.90%) Clang
4 5 (5.75%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.45%) Bower
5 3 (3.45%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.45%) Grunt
5 3 (3.45%) gulp
6 2 (2.30%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (2.30%) Postman
6 2 (2.30%) Selenium
7 1 (1.15%) Ant
7 1 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.15%) ERwin
7 1 (1.15%) JIRA
7 1 (1.15%) JUnit
7 1 (1.15%) Maven
7 1 (1.15%) Mockito
7 1 (1.15%) PowerDesigner
General
1 24 (27.59%) Finance
2 8 (9.20%) Banking
3 7 (8.05%) Marketing
4 4 (4.60%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.45%) Retail
6 2 (2.30%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.30%) Publishing
6 2 (2.30%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.30%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.15%) Games
7 1 (1.15%) Legal
7 1 (1.15%) Military
7 1 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.15%) Private Banking
7 1 (1.15%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 21 (24.14%) Developer
2 14 (16.09%) Data Scientist
3 7 (8.05%) Java Developer
3 7 (8.05%) Software Engineer
4 6 (6.90%) C# Developer
4 6 (6.90%) Consultant
5 5 (5.75%) Analyst
5 5 (5.75%) Software Developer
6 4 (4.60%) Architect
6 4 (4.60%) Machine Learning Scientist
6 4 (4.60%) Operations Engineer
6 4 (4.60%) Operations Support Engineer
6 4 (4.60%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.45%) .NET Developer
7 3 (3.45%) Azure Developer
7 3 (3.45%) C# Software Developer
7 3 (3.45%) C++ Software Engineer
7 3 (3.45%) IAM Consultant
7 3 (3.45%) Python Developer
8 2 (2.30%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.24%) .NET
2 9 (10.34%) Pandas
3 8 (9.20%) HTML
3 8 (9.20%) REST
4 7 (8.05%) H2O
4 7 (8.05%) LAMP
4 7 (8.05%) MLlib
4 7 (8.05%) SciPy
4 7 (8.05%) TensorFlow
5 6 (6.90%) HTML5
5 6 (6.90%) React
5 6 (6.90%) Spring
5 6 (6.90%) WCF
6 5 (5.75%) LDAP
6 5 (5.75%) OAuth
6 5 (5.75%) OpenID
6 5 (5.75%) SAML
6 5 (5.75%) SPML
6 5 (5.75%) Web Services
6 5 (5.75%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (26.44%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (13.79%) Algorithms
3 7 (8.05%) Data Structures
4 5 (5.75%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (5.75%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.75%) PKI
5 4 (4.60%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (4.60%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (4.60%) Virtual Team
6 3 (3.45%) Social Media
6 3 (3.45%) User Experience
7 2 (2.30%) Credit Risk
7 2 (2.30%) Fixed Income
7 2 (2.30%) Hedge funds
7 2 (2.30%) Market Risk
7 2 (2.30%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.15%) Derivative
8 1 (1.15%) Reference Data
8 1 (1.15%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.05%) Linux
2 4 (4.60%) Unix
2 4 (4.60%) Windows
3 2 (2.30%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.15%) Android
4 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2016
4 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (58.62%) Computer Science
2 31 (35.63%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (28.74%) Mathematics
4 17 (19.54%) Data Science
5 16 (18.39%) Statistics
6 15 (17.24%) Software Engineering
7 13 (14.94%) Microservices
8 12 (13.79%) Project Management
9 11 (12.64%) Machine Learning
9 11 (12.64%) Physics
10 10 (11.49%) Artificial Intelligence
10 10 (11.49%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (10.34%) Analytics
12 8 (9.20%) Functional Programming
12 8 (9.20%) Multithreading
12 8 (9.20%) Unit Testing
12 8 (9.20%) Use Case
13 7 (8.05%) Data Management
13 7 (8.05%) Risk Management
13 7 (8.05%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 34 (39.08%) Python
2 29 (33.33%) Java
3 16 (18.39%) JavaScript
4 14 (16.09%) C#
5 13 (14.94%) SQL
6 10 (11.49%) C++
7 8 (9.20%) Java 8
8 7 (8.05%) Scala
9 6 (6.90%) Objective-C
9 6 (6.90%) PowerShell
10 5 (5.75%) Haskell
10 5 (5.75%) Shell Script
10 5 (5.75%) VB.NET
11 4 (4.60%) Bash Shell
11 4 (4.60%) R
11 4 (4.60%) Ruby
12 3 (3.45%) C
13 2 (2.30%) Kotlin
13 2 (2.30%) Perl
13 2 (2.30%) SHACL
Qualifications
1 87 (100.00%) Degree
2 27 (31.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (11.49%) PhD
4 7 (8.05%) CISSP
5 5 (5.75%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (3.45%) MBA
6 3 (3.45%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.30%) CISM
7 2 (2.30%) GIAC
7 2 (2.30%) IISP
7 2 (2.30%) ISSAP
7 2 (2.30%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.30%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (1.15%) AWS Certification
8 1 (1.15%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.15%) JNCIE
8 1 (1.15%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.15%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.15%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.34%) QA
2 4 (4.60%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.45%) Data Quality
4 2 (2.30%) GDPR
5 1 (1.15%) IFRS
5 1 (1.15%) IFRS 9
5 1 (1.15%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (8.05%) Docker
2 6 (6.90%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.15%) DFS Replication
3 1 (1.15%) Terminal Server
3 1 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (5.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 5 (5.75%) Single Sign-On
2 4 (4.60%) Nagios
3 3 (3.45%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.15%) Kubeflow
4 1 (1.15%) OPNET
4 1 (1.15%) Terraform
4 1 (1.15%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 18 (20.69%) Microsoft
2 13 (14.94%) Oracle
3 4 (4.60%) Google
3 4 (4.60%) Splunk
4 3 (3.45%) Databricks
4 3 (3.45%) StreamSets
5 2 (2.30%) CA
6 1 (1.15%) Citrix
6 1 (1.15%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.15%) Dell
6 1 (1.15%) IFS
6 1 (1.15%) Juniper
6 1 (1.15%) MapR
6 1 (1.15%) Perforce
6 1 (1.15%) Varonis
6 1 (1.15%) VMware
6 1 (1.15%) Wallstreet Suite