Period
to 30 October 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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 282 415 458
Rank change year-on-year +133 +43 +39
Contract jobs citing Master's Degree 81 143 179
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.56% 0.39% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.82% 2.38% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 89 107
Median daily rate £500 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.04% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £368 £400 £357
90th Percentile £734 £840 £730
England median daily rate £500 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Median hourly rate £52.50 £31.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.35% +44.19% -38.45%
10th Percentile £51.25 £28.00 £20.23
90th Percentile £53.75 £34.00 £46.93
England median hourly rate £52.50 £45.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% +32.35% -2.66%

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 2,875 6,015 7,384
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 19.91% 16.44% 15.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,852 4,036 4,789
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £313 £310 £275
90th Percentile £663 £698 £675
England median daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 111 184
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £23.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +49.05% +25.57%
10th Percentile £24.00 £16.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £61.13 £52.50 £51.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.07 £25.00
% change year-on-year -0.19% +40.26% -2.69%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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
West London +51 1 - - 2
Master's Degree
England

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 81 (100.00%) Degree
2 58 (71.60%) Computer Science
3 42 (51.85%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (45.68%) Computer Science Degree
5 34 (41.98%) Problem-Solving
6 30 (37.04%) Big Data
6 30 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (35.80%) Finance
8 28 (34.57%) C#
8 28 (34.57%) SQL
9 27 (33.33%) HTML
9 27 (33.33%) .NET
9 27 (33.33%) HTML5
10 24 (29.63%) Docker
11 23 (28.40%) Scrum
12 22 (27.16%) Java
12 22 (27.16%) Kafka
13 21 (25.93%) Jenkins
13 21 (25.93%) Microservices
14 20 (24.69%) Azure
15 19 (23.46%) Statistics
15 19 (23.46%) Microsoft
16 17 (20.99%) Oracle
16 17 (20.99%) Python
16 17 (20.99%) Marketing
16 17 (20.99%) Git (software)
17 16 (19.75%) Linux
17 16 (19.75%) Data Management
18 15 (18.52%) JavaScript
18 15 (18.52%) Kanban

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 8 (9.88%) Apache Spark
1 8 (9.88%) Tomcat
2 6 (7.41%) Apache
2 6 (7.41%) Red Hat Fuse
3 4 (4.94%) IIS
4 3 (3.70%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (2.47%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.47%) CMS
5 2 (2.47%) SAS
6 1 (1.23%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.23%) Luigi
6 1 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Oracle AML
1 1 (1.23%) Temenos Globus
1 1 (1.23%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 20 (24.69%) Azure
2 10 (12.35%) AWS
3 8 (9.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 8 (9.88%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (9.88%) Amazon EKS
3 8 (9.88%) Datadog
3 8 (9.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (2.47%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.47%) GitHub
4 2 (2.47%) SaaS
5 1 (1.23%) Amazon Cognito
5 1 (1.23%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (1.23%) GCP
5 1 (1.23%) Google Compute Engine
5 1 (1.23%) npm
5 1 (1.23%) Office 365
5 1 (1.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.47%) Internet
2 1 (1.23%) BGP
2 1 (1.23%) Firewall
2 1 (1.23%) HTTP
2 1 (1.23%) MPLS
2 1 (1.23%) Multicast
2 1 (1.23%) Network Security
2 1 (1.23%) OSPF
2 1 (1.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (37.04%) Big Data
2 12 (14.81%) NoSQL
3 11 (13.58%) Relational Database
4 9 (11.11%) MySQL
4 9 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (9.88%) Amazon RDS
5 8 (9.88%) Apache Cassandra
5 8 (9.88%) ArangoDB
5 8 (9.88%) Hadoop
6 6 (7.41%) SQL Server
7 2 (2.47%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.47%) Triplestore
8 1 (1.23%) Azkaban
8 1 (1.23%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.23%) DB2
8 1 (1.23%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 21 (25.93%) Jenkins
2 17 (20.99%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.70%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.23%) Ant
4 1 (1.23%) gulp
4 1 (1.23%) JIRA
4 1 (1.23%) JMeter
4 1 (1.23%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.23%) Maven
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.23%) webpack
General
1 29 (35.80%) Finance
2 17 (20.99%) Marketing
3 11 (13.58%) Banking
4 3 (3.70%) Public Sector
5 2 (2.47%) Legal
6 1 (1.23%) Advertising
6 1 (1.23%) Electronics
6 1 (1.23%) German Language
6 1 (1.23%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.23%) Private Banking
6 1 (1.23%) Retail
6 1 (1.23%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.23%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 29 (35.80%) Developer
2 13 (16.05%) C# Developer
3 12 (14.81%) Azure Developer
3 12 (14.81%) C# Developer - Commodities
4 8 (9.88%) Operations Engineer
4 8 (9.88%) Operations Support Engineer
4 8 (9.88%) Support Engineer
5 6 (7.41%) Applications Engineer
5 6 (7.41%) Applications Support
5 6 (7.41%) Applications Support Engineer
5 6 (7.41%) Java Developer
6 5 (6.17%) Consultant
6 5 (6.17%) Senior Developer
7 4 (4.94%) Technical Leader
8 3 (3.70%) Analyst
8 3 (3.70%) Architect
8 3 (3.70%) IT Manager
8 3 (3.70%) Java Architect
8 3 (3.70%) Java Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (33.33%) .NET
1 27 (33.33%) HTML
1 27 (33.33%) HTML5
2 22 (27.16%) Kafka
3 14 (17.28%) Velocity
4 12 (14.81%) GraphQL
5 10 (12.35%) REST
6 8 (9.88%) AngularJS
6 8 (9.88%) Elastic Stack
6 8 (9.88%) LAMP
6 8 (9.88%) Memcached
6 8 (9.88%) Sensu
6 8 (9.88%) Spark Streaming
7 7 (8.64%) .NET Core
7 7 (8.64%) Apache Camel
7 7 (8.64%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (8.64%) Entity Framework
7 7 (8.64%) JDBC
7 7 (8.64%) JMS
7 7 (8.64%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 42 (51.85%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (9.88%) Linux Command Line
4 6 (7.41%) Clustering
5 4 (4.94%) PKI
5 4 (4.94%) User Experience
6 3 (3.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (3.70%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.47%) Algorithms
7 2 (2.47%) CUDA
7 2 (2.47%) Derivative
7 2 (2.47%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (2.47%) Hedge funds
7 2 (2.47%) Internet of Things
7 2 (2.47%) Semantic Web
8 1 (1.23%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.23%) FMCG
8 1 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.23%) SIMD
8 1 (1.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (19.75%) Linux
2 9 (11.11%) Unix
3 2 (2.47%) Android
3 2 (2.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (71.60%) Computer Science
2 34 (41.98%) Problem-Solving
3 30 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (28.40%) Scrum
5 21 (25.93%) Microservices
6 19 (23.46%) Statistics
7 16 (19.75%) Data Management
8 15 (18.52%) Collaborative Working
8 15 (18.52%) Kanban
9 14 (17.28%) Data Architecture
9 14 (17.28%) Informatics
9 14 (17.28%) Project Delivery
9 14 (17.28%) Software Deployment
10 13 (16.05%) Data Science
11 12 (14.81%) OO
12 11 (13.58%) Mathematics
13 10 (12.35%) Open Source
13 10 (12.35%) Software Engineering
13 10 (12.35%) Technical Leadership
14 9 (11.11%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 28 (34.57%) C#
1 28 (34.57%) SQL
2 22 (27.16%) Java
3 17 (20.99%) Python
4 15 (18.52%) JavaScript
5 14 (17.28%) C++
6 9 (11.11%) Java 8
7 8 (9.88%) Bash Shell
7 8 (9.88%) Ruby
8 6 (7.41%) ES6
9 5 (6.17%) Scala
10 3 (3.70%) C
10 3 (3.70%) PowerShell
10 3 (3.70%) Shell Script
10 3 (3.70%) TypeScript
10 3 (3.70%) VB.NET
11 2 (2.47%) ES7
11 2 (2.47%) PL/SQL
11 2 (2.47%) R
11 2 (2.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 81 (100.00%) Degree
2 37 (45.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (7.41%) PhD
4 4 (4.94%) CISSP
5 3 (3.70%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.70%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.47%) MBA
6 2 (2.47%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (1.23%) CISA
7 1 (1.23%) CSPO
7 1 (1.23%) JNCIE
7 1 (1.23%) JNCIP
7 1 (1.23%) JNCIS
7 1 (1.23%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.81%) QA
2 8 (9.88%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.23%) CDISC
3 1 (1.23%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.23%) GDPR
3 1 (1.23%) MiFID
3 1 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (29.63%) Docker
2 3 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (14.81%) Kubernetes
2 8 (9.88%) Nagios
3 3 (3.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (3.70%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.23%) CASB
4 1 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 19 (23.46%) Microsoft
2 17 (20.99%) Oracle
3 14 (17.28%) Databricks
3 14 (17.28%) StreamSets
4 8 (9.88%) Splunk
5 2 (2.47%) Adobe
5 2 (2.47%) MarketAxess
6 1 (1.23%) Cognizant
6 1 (1.23%) Dynatrace
6 1 (1.23%) Google
6 1 (1.23%) HP
6 1 (1.23%) Juniper
6 1 (1.23%) Marketo
6 1 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.23%) Teradata