Period
to 7 March 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 7 March 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
7 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 362 375 425
Rank change year-on-year +13 +50 +33
Contract jobs citing Master's Degree 56 112 185
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.28% 0.41% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.48% 2.24% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 75 133
Median daily rate £513 £503 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.99% -4.29% -
10th Percentile £311 £400 £325
90th Percentile £650 £700 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £525
% change year-on-year - -9.52% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Median hourly rate £53.75 £48.50 £67.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.82% -28.15% +153.81%
10th Percentile £51.38 £34.30 £63.75
90th Percentile £57.13 £52.70 £71.25
England median hourly rate £54.00 £48.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year +11.34% +42.65% +11.48%

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 3,785 4,999 7,052
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 19.04% 18.36% 16.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,645 3,508 4,660
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £320 £300 £288
90th Percentile £675 £675 £676
England median daily rate £475 £475 £455
% change year-on-year - +4.40% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 81 126
Median hourly rate £37.50 £41.50 £22.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.64% +87.42% +0.65%
10th Percentile £18.00 £18.75 £12.50
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.50 £47.38
Median hourly rate £38.96 £31.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +25.68% +16.98% +6.00%

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 7 March 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
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 7 March 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 +49 5 £600 +20.00% 12
West London +27 2 £375 -14.29% 1
Master's Degree
England

For the 6 months to 7 March 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 56 (100.00%) Degree
2 42 (75.00%) Computer Science
3 33 (58.93%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (53.57%) Computer Science Degree
5 26 (46.43%) Problem-Solving
5 26 (46.43%) Java
6 23 (41.07%) Finance
7 21 (37.50%) OO
7 21 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
8 20 (35.71%) Relational Database
8 20 (35.71%) Microservices
8 20 (35.71%) HTML
9 19 (33.93%) JavaScript
9 19 (33.93%) Scrum
9 19 (33.93%) HTML5
10 17 (30.36%) Oracle
10 17 (30.36%) Linux
10 17 (30.36%) Jenkins
11 16 (28.57%) AngularJS
11 16 (28.57%) SQL
12 15 (26.79%) Open Source
13 14 (25.00%) REST
13 14 (25.00%) High Availability
13 14 (25.00%) jQuery
13 14 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (25.00%) Web Development
13 14 (25.00%) JDBC
13 14 (25.00%) JMS
13 14 (25.00%) Middleware
13 14 (25.00%) Banking

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 13 (23.21%) Apache
1 13 (23.21%) Red Hat Fuse
2 3 (5.36%) Apache Spark
3 2 (3.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (3.57%) CMS
3 2 (3.57%) SAS
4 1 (1.79%) DNN
4 1 (1.79%) IIS
4 1 (1.79%) NServiceBus
4 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Temenos Globus
1 1 (1.79%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.71%) Azure
2 3 (5.36%) AWS
3 2 (3.57%) GCP
3 2 (3.57%) GitHub
4 1 (1.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (1.79%) Datadog
4 1 (1.79%) Microsoft 365
4 1 (1.79%) npm
4 1 (1.79%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.79%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.71%) VPN
2 5 (8.93%) BGP
2 5 (8.93%) MPLS
2 5 (8.93%) Multicast
2 5 (8.93%) OSPF
3 2 (3.57%) Firewall
4 1 (1.79%) HTTP
4 1 (1.79%) LAN
4 1 (1.79%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (1.79%) VLAN
4 1 (1.79%) WAN
4 1 (1.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (35.71%) Relational Database
2 8 (14.29%) Big Data
3 4 (7.14%) NoSQL
4 3 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.57%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (3.57%) MySQL
6 1 (1.79%) DB2
6 1 (1.79%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.79%) Power BI
6 1 (1.79%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 17 (30.36%) Jenkins
2 7 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.57%) GitLab
4 1 (1.79%) Ant
4 1 (1.79%) CMake
4 1 (1.79%) Gradle
4 1 (1.79%) gulp
4 1 (1.79%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.79%) JMeter
4 1 (1.79%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (1.79%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.79%) Maven
4 1 (1.79%) MSTest
4 1 (1.79%) NUnit
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.79%) webpack
General
1 23 (41.07%) Finance
2 14 (25.00%) Banking
3 4 (7.14%) Marketing
4 2 (3.57%) Front Office
4 2 (3.57%) Public Sector
4 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.79%) Electronics
5 1 (1.79%) German Language
5 1 (1.79%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.79%) Private Banking
5 1 (1.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (30.36%) Developer
2 9 (16.07%) Java Developer
2 9 (16.07%) Senior Developer
3 7 (12.50%) Architect
4 6 (10.71%) Designer
4 6 (10.71%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (8.93%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (7.14%) Java Architect
6 4 (7.14%) Java Solutions Architect
6 4 (7.14%) Network Designer
7 3 (5.36%) Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Business Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) Business IT Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) C# Developer
8 2 (3.57%) C# Developer - Commodities
8 2 (3.57%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) IT Business Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) Senior C# Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Software Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (35.71%) HTML
2 19 (33.93%) HTML5
3 16 (28.57%) AngularJS
4 14 (25.00%) JDBC
4 14 (25.00%) JMS
4 14 (25.00%) jQuery
4 14 (25.00%) Middleware
4 14 (25.00%) REST
5 13 (23.21%) Ajax
5 13 (23.21%) Apache Camel
5 13 (23.21%) GWT
5 13 (23.21%) Hibernate
5 13 (23.21%) JSF
5 13 (23.21%) OSGi
5 13 (23.21%) Spring
6 4 (7.14%) .NET
6 4 (7.14%) Kafka
6 4 (7.14%) React
6 4 (7.14%) TensorFlow
7 3 (5.36%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (23.21%) Clustering
4 6 (10.71%) Algorithms
5 5 (8.93%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (5.36%) Data Structures
6 3 (5.36%) User Experience
7 2 (3.57%) CUDA
7 2 (3.57%) Equities
7 2 (3.57%) Fixed Income
8 1 (1.79%) Augmented Reality
8 1 (1.79%) Blog
8 1 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (1.79%) Hedge funds
8 1 (1.79%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.79%) NHS
8 1 (1.79%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.79%) Social Media
8 1 (1.79%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 17 (30.36%) Linux
2 2 (3.57%) Unix
3 1 (1.79%) Android
3 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (75.00%) Computer Science
2 33 (58.93%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (46.43%) Problem-Solving
4 21 (37.50%) OO
5 20 (35.71%) Microservices
6 19 (33.93%) Scrum
7 15 (26.79%) Open Source
8 14 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (25.00%) High Availability
8 14 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
8 14 (25.00%) Web Development
9 13 (23.21%) Creative Thinking
9 13 (23.21%) Extreme Programming
9 13 (23.21%) RUP
9 13 (23.21%) Scalability Testing
9 13 (23.21%) Software Engineering
10 10 (17.86%) Software Delivery
11 8 (14.29%) Analytics
11 8 (14.29%) Business Analysis
12 7 (12.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (46.43%) Java
2 19 (33.93%) JavaScript
3 16 (28.57%) SQL
4 13 (23.21%) Java 8
5 10 (17.86%) Python
6 8 (14.29%) PL/SQL
7 6 (10.71%) C++
8 5 (8.93%) C#
9 3 (5.36%) ES6
9 3 (5.36%) Scala
9 3 (5.36%) TypeScript
10 2 (3.57%) Bash Shell
10 2 (3.57%) C
10 2 (3.57%) ES7
10 2 (3.57%) R
11 1 (1.79%) Kotlin
11 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.79%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 56 (100.00%) Degree
2 30 (53.57%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (10.71%) PhD
4 5 (8.93%) JNCIP
4 5 (8.93%) JNCIS
5 2 (3.57%) MBA
6 1 (1.79%) CIMA
6 1 (1.79%) CSPO
6 1 (1.79%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (1.79%) Postgraduate
6 1 (1.79%) RHCA
6 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.79%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) MiFID
2 3 (5.36%) QA
3 1 (1.79%) CDISC
3 1 (1.79%) GAAP
3 1 (1.79%) IFRS
3 1 (1.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (5.36%) Docker
2 1 (1.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) Control-M
1 1 (1.79%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.79%) Nagios
Vendors
1 17 (30.36%) Oracle
2 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.71%) Cisco
3 6 (10.71%) Juniper
4 5 (8.93%) Databricks
5 3 (5.36%) Google
5 3 (5.36%) IBM
5 3 (5.36%) StreamSets
6 2 (3.57%) Adobe
6 2 (3.57%) VMware
7 1 (1.79%) Citrix
7 1 (1.79%) Cognizant
7 1 (1.79%) HP
7 1 (1.79%) MarketAxess
7 1 (1.79%) Murex
7 1 (1.79%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.79%) SonicWALL
7 1 (1.79%) Splunk
7 1 (1.79%) Twitter