Period
to 25 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Master's Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 25 August 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 > South East
6 months to
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 301 314 332
Rank change year-on-year +13 +18 -7
Contract jobs citing Master's Degree 44 69 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.30% 0.41% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.25% 1.83% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 41 26
South East median daily rate £475 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -4.76% +1.82%
10th Percentile £288 £310 £294
90th Percentile £613 £538 £500
England median daily rate £550 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +13.34% +2.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 0
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
England median hourly rate £52.00 £32.25 £28.35
% change year-on-year +61.24% +13.78% -

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 the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3,520 3,763 3,845
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 24.30% 22.54% 23.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,000 2,067 2,153
South East median daily rate £429 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £249 £242
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 212 236
South East median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £19.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.86% +75.44% -20.20%
10th Percentile £12.78 £13.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £78.75 £51.00 £49.38
England median hourly rate £35.07 £23.00 £28.35
% change year-on-year +52.46% -18.86% +7.98%

Master's Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Master's Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Master's Degree in the South East

Master's Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Master's Degree in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Master's Degree in the South East

Master's Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Master's Degree in the South East over the 6 months to 25 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Master's Degree in the South East

Master's Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Master's Degree in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Master's Degree in the South East

Master's Degree
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 25 August 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
Thames Valley -6 20 £475 +22.58% 12
Hampshire +14 16 £305 -28.24% 2
Oxfordshire +46 10 £700 +75.00% 6
Berkshire -38 10 £475 +22.58% 4
Surrey +22 6 £550 +20.88% 4
West Sussex +18 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £700 - 3
Master's Degree
England

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 South East region with a requirement for Master's Degree.

1 44 (100.00%) Degree
2 19 (43.18%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (36.36%) Computer Science
4 12 (27.27%) Security Cleared
4 12 (27.27%) Python
5 10 (22.73%) Software Engineering
5 10 (22.73%) Analytics
6 9 (20.45%) Machine Learning
6 9 (20.45%) SC Cleared
7 8 (18.18%) Test Automation
7 8 (18.18%) Visualisation
7 8 (18.18%) Scenario Testing
7 8 (18.18%) Data Analysis
8 7 (15.91%) Product Management
9 6 (13.64%) Test Scripting
9 6 (13.64%) R
9 6 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (13.64%) Telecoms
9 6 (13.64%) Mathematics
10 5 (11.36%) Physics
10 5 (11.36%) QA
10 5 (11.36%) Electronics
10 5 (11.36%) Business Continuity
10 5 (11.36%) Information Security
10 5 (11.36%) SQL
10 5 (11.36%) C++
10 5 (11.36%) PhD
10 5 (11.36%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (11.36%) CCNP
10 5 (11.36%) Remedy

Master's Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (9.09%) Apache
2 3 (6.82%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.27%) IIS
3 1 (2.27%) Jupyter
3 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.27%) Smallworld
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Adobe XD
1 2 (4.55%) Figma
1 2 (4.55%) Photoshop
1 2 (4.55%) Sketch
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Remedy AR System
1 1 (2.27%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (2.27%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) Azure
2 3 (6.82%) GitHub
3 1 (2.27%) Azure Machine Learning
3 1 (2.27%) Heroku
3 1 (2.27%) PaaS
3 1 (2.27%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.09%) MPLS
1 4 (9.09%) VPN
2 3 (6.82%) Kerberos
2 3 (6.82%) Multicast
2 3 (6.82%) SSL
3 1 (2.27%) 2G
3 1 (2.27%) 3G
3 1 (2.27%) 4G
3 1 (2.27%) Internet
3 1 (2.27%) LAN
3 1 (2.27%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (2.27%) RNC
3 1 (2.27%) SIGTRAN
3 1 (2.27%) Skype
3 1 (2.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) Big Data
1 4 (9.09%) Hadoop
1 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 4 (9.09%) SQL Server 2016
2 3 (6.82%) Apache Hive
2 3 (6.82%) InfluxDB
2 3 (6.82%) NoSQL
2 3 (6.82%) OpenTSDB
2 3 (6.82%) Sqoop
3 2 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (4.55%) HBase
3 2 (4.55%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2017
4 1 (2.27%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (2.27%) GIS
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.27%) Ant
2 1 (2.27%) ClearCase
2 1 (2.27%) CppUnit
2 1 (2.27%) GoogleTest
2 1 (2.27%) NUnit
2 1 (2.27%) Subversion
General
1 6 (13.64%) Telecoms
2 5 (11.36%) Electronics
3 4 (9.09%) Back Office
4 3 (6.82%) Finance
4 3 (6.82%) Manufacturing
4 3 (6.82%) Marketing
5 2 (4.55%) Military
6 1 (2.27%) Banking
6 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
6 1 (2.27%) Law
6 1 (2.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (11.36%) Software Engineer
2 4 (9.09%) Data Engineer
2 4 (9.09%) Data Scientist
2 4 (9.09%) Engineering Specialist
2 4 (9.09%) Lean Specialist
2 4 (9.09%) Research Engineer
3 3 (6.82%) Analyst
3 3 (6.82%) Designer
3 3 (6.82%) Technical Director
3 3 (6.82%) Tester
4 2 (4.55%) Architect
4 2 (4.55%) Developer
4 2 (4.55%) Project Manager
4 2 (4.55%) Software Architect
4 2 (4.55%) Technical Architect
4 2 (4.55%) Test Analyst
4 2 (4.55%) Test Specialist
4 2 (4.55%) UI Designer
4 2 (4.55%) Web Designer
4 2 (4.55%) Web UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) OpenMP
2 2 (4.55%) Framer.js
2 2 (4.55%) Kafka
2 2 (4.55%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (4.55%) Ultra Messaging
3 1 (2.27%) Keras
3 1 (2.27%) Middleware
3 1 (2.27%) ModSecurity
3 1 (2.27%) Natural Language Processing
3 1 (2.27%) NumPy
3 1 (2.27%) Pandas
3 1 (2.27%) PySpark
3 1 (2.27%) scikit-learn
3 1 (2.27%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Acoustics
1 5 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (11.36%) User Experience
2 4 (9.09%) Algorithms
3 3 (6.82%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.55%) Life Science
5 1 (2.27%) CMDB
5 1 (2.27%) Derivative
5 1 (2.27%) Frameworx
5 1 (2.27%) Lidar
5 1 (2.27%) TM Forum
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.27%) Linux
1 1 (2.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (43.18%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (36.36%) Computer Science
3 10 (22.73%) Analytics
3 10 (22.73%) Software Engineering
4 9 (20.45%) Machine Learning
5 8 (18.18%) Data Analysis
5 8 (18.18%) Scenario Testing
5 8 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 8 (18.18%) Visualisation
6 7 (15.91%) Product Management
7 6 (13.64%) Mathematics
7 6 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (13.64%) Test Scripting
8 5 (11.36%) Business Continuity
8 5 (11.36%) Computational Linguistics
8 5 (11.36%) Information Security
8 5 (11.36%) Physics
9 4 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (9.09%) Data Science
9 4 (9.09%) Predictive Modelling
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.27%) Python
2 6 (13.64%) R
3 5 (11.36%) C++
3 5 (11.36%) SQL
4 2 (4.55%) Perl
5 1 (2.27%) C
5 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 44 (100.00%) Degree
2 12 (27.27%) Security Cleared
3 9 (20.45%) SC Cleared
4 5 (11.36%) CCNP
4 5 (11.36%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (11.36%) PhD
5 4 (9.09%) CISSP
5 4 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (6.82%) CISA
6 3 (6.82%) CISM
7 2 (4.55%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (4.55%) SSCP
8 1 (2.27%) CCNA
8 1 (2.27%) GIAC
8 1 (2.27%) IISP
8 1 (2.27%) ISACA
8 1 (2.27%) MBA
8 1 (2.27%) PMI Certification
8 1 (2.27%) PMP
8 1 (2.27%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) QA
2 4 (9.09%) SLA
3 2 (4.55%) NIST
4 1 (2.27%) GDPR
4 1 (2.27%) HIPAA
4 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (2.27%) NIST 800
4 1 (2.27%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.27%) PMO
4 1 (2.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) Apache Flume
1 3 (6.82%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 3 (6.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) Consul
1 3 (6.82%) Kubernetes
1 3 (6.82%) Mesos
1 3 (6.82%) Prometheus
2 2 (4.55%) Ansible
2 2 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.55%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (11.36%) Remedy
2 4 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.09%) Splunk
3 2 (4.55%) Adobe
3 2 (4.55%) Tableau
4 1 (2.27%) BMC
4 1 (2.27%) Ericsson
4 1 (2.27%) Huawei
4 1 (2.27%) Intergraph
4 1 (2.27%) Marketo
4 1 (2.27%) Nokia Networks
4 1 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.27%) Sparx
4 1 (2.27%) Tealium