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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 2022 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 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 454 402 345
Rank change year-on-year -52 -57 +90
Contract jobs citing Master's Degree 118 70 88
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.31% 0.29% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.96% 1.66% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 42 58
10th Percentile £410 £318 £394
25th Percentile £500 £431 £426
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £633 £532 £500
Median % change year-on-year +19.00% +6.30% -4.76%
75th Percentile £747 £671 £638
90th Percentile £825 £682 £754
England median daily rate £563 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.26% -9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
10th Percentile £32.25 £47.78 £44.91
25th Percentile £36.75 £50.81 £45.15
Median hourly rate £45.50 £55.88 £49.28
Median % change year-on-year -18.57% +13.39% -21.16%
75th Percentile £50.56 £60.72 £52.63
90th Percentile £52.85 £66.29 £52.85
England median hourly rate £45.50 £55.00 £48.89
% change year-on-year -17.27% +12.50% -6.88%

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 6,012 4,209 3,881
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.56% 17.34% 19.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,194 2,870 2,639
10th Percentile £375 £329 £305
25th Percentile £463 £425 £405
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -2.44%
75th Percentile £650 £613 £600
90th Percentile £740 £700 £650
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 67 54
10th Percentile £21.78 £20.40 £18.95
25th Percentile £25.68 £26.65 £22.61
Median hourly rate £44.13 £36.50 £34.34
Median % change year-on-year +20.89% +6.30% +16.40%
75th Percentile £49.25 £49.80 £47.83
90th Percentile £63.15 £59.85 £52.78
England median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +10.67% +36.36% -8.03%

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 24 May 2022.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Master's Degree in London over the 6 months to 24 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram 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 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -29 14 £517 -19.22% 9
West London -10 2 £650 +23.81% 5
Master's Degree
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, 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.

1 118 (100.00%) Degree
2 60 (50.85%) Social Skills
3 53 (44.92%) Computer Science
3 53 (44.92%) Finance
4 49 (41.53%) Agile
5 32 (27.12%) Python
6 31 (26.27%) Analytical Skills
6 31 (26.27%) Problem-Solving
7 23 (19.49%) Microsoft
7 23 (19.49%) SQL
8 22 (18.64%) Stakeholder Management
8 22 (18.64%) Banking
9 21 (17.80%) Linux
10 20 (16.95%) Risk Management
10 20 (16.95%) Software Engineering
10 20 (16.95%) DevOps
10 20 (16.95%) Computer Science Degree
11 19 (16.10%) Analytics
11 19 (16.10%) Mathematics
12 18 (15.25%) Investment Banking
13 17 (14.41%) Enterprise Architecture
13 17 (14.41%) Java
13 17 (14.41%) Windows
13 17 (14.41%) Azure
14 16 (13.56%) Project Management
15 15 (12.71%) Open Source
16 14 (11.86%) IT Strategy
16 14 (11.86%) TOGAF
16 14 (11.86%) VMware
16 14 (11.86%) TOGAF Certification

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 10 (8.47%) WebSphere
2 4 (3.39%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.69%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.85%) Apache
4 1 (0.85%) CMS
4 1 (0.85%) Confluence
4 1 (0.85%) Ethereum
4 1 (0.85%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (4.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (3.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.69%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.69%) Adobe XD
5 1 (0.85%) InVision
5 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.85%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (5.08%) HiPortfolio
2 1 (0.85%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.85%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 17 (14.41%) Azure
2 9 (7.63%) AWS
3 5 (4.24%) GCP
4 4 (3.39%) AWS Lambda
4 4 (3.39%) Azure Data Factory
4 4 (3.39%) Serverless
5 3 (2.54%) Figma
5 3 (2.54%) Power Platform
6 2 (1.69%) AWS CodePipeline
6 2 (1.69%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.85%) Amazon GuardDuty
7 1 (0.85%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.85%) Azure Sentinel
7 1 (0.85%) dbt
7 1 (0.85%) Miro
7 1 (0.85%) Slack
7 1 (0.85%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.02%) Firewall
2 12 (10.17%) WAN
3 10 (8.47%) LAN
4 5 (4.24%) Network Security
5 4 (3.39%) VPN
6 2 (1.69%) HTTP
6 2 (1.69%) SD-WAN
6 2 (1.69%) SSL
6 2 (1.69%) Wireless
7 1 (0.85%) DMZ
7 1 (0.85%) DNS
7 1 (0.85%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.85%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.85%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.85%) SMTP
7 1 (0.85%) SNMP
7 1 (0.85%) SSH
7 1 (0.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.47%) Big Data
1 10 (8.47%) DB2
2 8 (6.78%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (5.08%) Data Lake
4 4 (3.39%) KDB
4 4 (3.39%) Metadata
4 4 (3.39%) MongoDB
4 4 (3.39%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.39%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.39%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.54%) MySQL
5 3 (2.54%) Power BI
6 2 (1.69%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.69%) BigQuery
6 2 (1.69%) Bigtable
6 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (1.69%) NewSQL
6 2 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.39%) kappa
1 4 (3.39%) PowerDesigner
2 2 (1.69%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.69%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.69%) JIRA
2 2 (1.69%) JUnit
3 1 (0.85%) IBM UrbanCode
3 1 (0.85%) NeoLoad
3 1 (0.85%) Selenium
3 1 (0.85%) Subversion
3 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 60 (50.85%) Social Skills
2 53 (44.92%) Finance
3 31 (26.27%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (18.64%) Banking
5 18 (15.25%) Investment Banking
6 13 (11.02%) Presentation Skills
7 12 (10.17%) Influencing Skills
8 11 (9.32%) Public Sector
9 8 (6.78%) Marketing
9 8 (6.78%) Organisational Skills
10 7 (5.93%) Front Office
11 5 (4.24%) Financial Institution
11 5 (4.24%) Legal
11 5 (4.24%) Telecoms
12 3 (2.54%) Retail
13 1 (0.85%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.85%) French Language
13 1 (0.85%) German Language
13 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (32.20%) Architect
2 19 (16.10%) Analyst
3 14 (11.86%) Developer
4 13 (11.02%) Banking Analyst
4 13 (11.02%) Infrastructure Architect
5 12 (10.17%) Risk Analyst
6 10 (8.47%) Business Analyst
6 10 (8.47%) Network Infrastructure Architect
6 10 (8.47%) Risk Business Analyst
6 10 (8.47%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
7 8 (6.78%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 8 (6.78%) Linux Specialist
7 8 (6.78%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
7 8 (6.78%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (6.78%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
7 8 (6.78%) Windows Specialist
8 7 (5.93%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
8 7 (5.93%) ITIL Business Analyst
8 7 (5.93%) Operations Analyst
8 7 (5.93%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.47%) WebSphere MQ
2 7 (5.93%) HTML
3 5 (4.24%) Middleware
3 5 (4.24%) React
4 4 (3.39%) AngularJS
4 4 (3.39%) Kafka
5 3 (2.54%) .NET
5 3 (2.54%) Node.js
5 3 (2.54%) REST
5 3 (2.54%) Spring
5 3 (2.54%) TensorFlow
6 2 (1.69%) CSS
6 2 (1.69%) JDBC
6 2 (1.69%) JMS
6 2 (1.69%) JSON
6 2 (1.69%) Pandas
6 2 (1.69%) scikit-learn
6 2 (1.69%) STL
6 2 (1.69%) Vue.js
6 2 (1.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.32%) Data Centre
2 9 (7.63%) User Experience
3 6 (5.08%) Digital Media
3 6 (5.08%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.08%) Private Cloud
3 6 (5.08%) Renewable Energy
4 5 (4.24%) Credit Risk
4 5 (4.24%) Legacy Systems
4 5 (4.24%) Virtual Team
5 4 (3.39%) Algorithms
5 4 (3.39%) Fixed Income
6 3 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.54%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.54%) NHS
6 3 (2.54%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.69%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.69%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.69%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 21 (17.80%) Linux
2 17 (14.41%) Windows
3 10 (8.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (3.39%) Unix
5 1 (0.85%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (44.92%) Computer Science
2 49 (41.53%) Agile
3 31 (26.27%) Problem-Solving
4 22 (18.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (16.95%) DevOps
5 20 (16.95%) Risk Management
5 20 (16.95%) Software Engineering
6 19 (16.10%) Analytics
6 19 (16.10%) Mathematics
7 17 (14.41%) Enterprise Architecture
8 16 (13.56%) Project Management
9 15 (12.71%) Open Source
10 14 (11.86%) IT Strategy
10 14 (11.86%) TOGAF
11 13 (11.02%) Continuous Improvement
11 13 (11.02%) Creative Thinking
11 13 (11.02%) Security Architecture
11 13 (11.02%) Software Delivery
11 13 (11.02%) Workflow
12 12 (10.17%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 32 (27.12%) Python
2 23 (19.49%) SQL
3 17 (14.41%) Java
4 7 (5.93%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.24%) C++
6 4 (3.39%) C
6 4 (3.39%) Scala
7 3 (2.54%) C#
7 3 (2.54%) Ruby
8 2 (1.69%) Go
8 2 (1.69%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.69%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.69%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.85%) Perl
9 1 (0.85%) R
9 1 (0.85%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.85%) Solidity
Qualifications
1 118 (100.00%) Degree
2 20 (16.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (11.86%) TOGAF Certification
4 12 (10.17%) PhD
5 10 (8.47%) RHCA
6 9 (7.63%) CFA
7 5 (4.24%) MBA
8 4 (3.39%) CISSP
9 3 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (2.54%) Security Cleared
10 2 (1.69%) AWS Certification
10 2 (1.69%) CCIE
10 2 (1.69%) CISM
10 2 (1.69%) GIAC
10 2 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.69%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.85%) CIMA
11 1 (0.85%) CISA
11 1 (0.85%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.85%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.93%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.54%) GDPR
3 2 (1.69%) Accessibility
3 2 (1.69%) COBIT
3 2 (1.69%) IFRS
3 2 (1.69%) QA
4 1 (0.85%) COSO
4 1 (0.85%) GAAP
4 1 (0.85%) GRC
4 1 (0.85%) IFRS 9
4 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.85%) NCSC
4 1 (0.85%) NIST
4 1 (0.85%) NIST 800
4 1 (0.85%) PMO
4 1 (0.85%) WCAG
System Software
1 13 (11.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (8.47%) VMware ESXi
2 10 (8.47%) vSphere
3 6 (5.08%) Docker
4 2 (1.69%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.69%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.85%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.85%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 3 (2.54%) Ansible
1 3 (2.54%) CASB
1 3 (2.54%) Puppet
2 2 (1.69%) CloudForms
2 2 (1.69%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.85%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 1 (0.85%) Control-M
3 1 (0.85%) CSIRT
3 1 (0.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 23 (19.49%) Microsoft
2 14 (11.86%) VMware
3 13 (11.02%) Cisco
4 12 (10.17%) IBM
4 12 (10.17%) Red Hat
5 10 (8.47%) Citrix
5 10 (8.47%) Juniper
6 8 (6.78%) Oracle
7 6 (5.08%) BISAM
7 6 (5.08%) Databricks
7 6 (5.08%) FactSet
7 6 (5.08%) Vermilion
8 5 (4.24%) BT
9 4 (3.39%) BiZZdesign
9 4 (3.39%) Google
9 4 (3.39%) ServiceNow
10 3 (2.54%) Adobe
11 2 (1.69%) BMC
11 2 (1.69%) HP
11 2 (1.69%) Netezza