Period
to 28 January 2020

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 28 January 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 > South East
6 months to
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 254 321 321
Rank change year-on-year +67 0 -3
Contract jobs citing Master's Degree 58 55 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.51% 0.35% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.09% 1.48% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 30 27
South East median daily rate £375 £345 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.70% +1.47% -22.29%
10th Percentile £263 £279 £295
90th Percentile £675 £541 £500
England median daily rate £475 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £34.00 £85.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% -60.00% -
10th Percentile £42.50 £31.78 £77.50
90th Percentile £50.42 £44.63 £92.50
England median hourly rate £47.50 £34.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year +39.71% +6.25% -48.80%

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 2,772 3,716 3,652
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 24.21% 23.50% 22.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,530 2,095 2,066
South East median daily rate £435 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +3.66% -0.61%
10th Percentile £235 £250 £220
90th Percentile £588 £588 £569
England median daily rate £463 £450 £448
% change year-on-year +2.78% +0.50% +5.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 207 190
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.97
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +34.77% +15.42%
10th Percentile £15.33 £12.46 £12.00
90th Percentile £78.38 £55.00 £50.03
England median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £24.56
% change year-on-year +16.67% +22.15% -7.32%

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 28 January 2020.

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 28 January 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
Hampshire +53 34 £313 -19.87% 5
Thames Valley +24 21 £413 +37.50% 19
Berkshire +9 10 £623 +104.10% 6
Oxfordshire +29 7 £350 - 10
Buckinghamshire +18 4 £450 +50.00% 3
Surrey +52 3 - - 5
East Sussex +14 2 £530 +226.00% 1
Master's Degree
England

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 South East region with a requirement for Master's Degree.

1 58 (100.00%) Degree
2 34 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (41.38%) Computer Science
4 20 (34.48%) SC Cleared
4 20 (34.48%) Security Cleared
4 20 (34.48%) Test Automation
5 19 (32.76%) Scenario Testing
6 18 (31.03%) Test Scripting
6 18 (31.03%) Business Continuity
6 18 (31.03%) SQL
7 17 (29.31%) Mathematics
7 17 (29.31%) Visualisation
8 16 (27.59%) Data Visualisation
8 16 (27.59%) Analytics
9 15 (25.86%) Machine Learning
9 15 (25.86%) Tableau
10 12 (20.69%) Python
10 12 (20.69%) PhD
10 12 (20.69%) Artificial Intelligence
11 11 (18.97%) Physics
11 11 (18.97%) NumPy
11 11 (18.97%) Pandas
11 11 (18.97%) Jupyter
11 11 (18.97%) PySpark
11 11 (18.97%) Numerate Degree
11 11 (18.97%) Data Science
12 10 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
12 10 (17.24%) TensorFlow
12 10 (17.24%) Keras
12 10 (17.24%) Apache Spark

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 11 (18.97%) Jupyter
2 10 (17.24%) Apache
2 10 (17.24%) Apache Spark
3 3 (5.17%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.72%) CMS
4 1 (1.72%) Drupal
4 1 (1.72%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) SAP ERP
1 2 (3.45%) SAP S/4HANA
1 2 (3.45%) SAP WM
2 1 (1.72%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.72%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.72%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.72%) SAP FI-GL
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.52%) Azure
1 9 (15.52%) PaaS
2 8 (13.79%) Azure Machine Learning
3 5 (8.62%) Oracle Service Cloud
4 2 (3.45%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (3.45%) SaaS
5 1 (1.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.17%) 2G
1 3 (5.17%) 3G
1 3 (5.17%) 4G
1 3 (5.17%) 5G
1 3 (5.17%) LAN
1 3 (5.17%) Radio Access Network
1 3 (5.17%) RNC
1 3 (5.17%) WAN
2 2 (3.45%) Node B
2 2 (3.45%) SIGTRAN
3 1 (1.72%) GSM
3 1 (1.72%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.72%) Multicast
3 1 (1.72%) SSL
3 1 (1.72%) UMTS
3 1 (1.72%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.52%) GIS
1 9 (15.52%) NoSQL
2 8 (13.79%) Geospatial Data
3 2 (3.45%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.72%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.72%) Big Data
4 1 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.72%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (1.72%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.72%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.72%) HBase
4 1 (1.72%) InfluxDB
4 1 (1.72%) OpenTSDB
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.72%) QlikView
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.72%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 10 (17.24%) Git (software)
2 5 (8.62%) JIRA
3 2 (3.45%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (10.34%) Finance
2 4 (6.90%) Electronics
2 4 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.17%) Public Sector
4 2 (3.45%) Dutch Language
4 2 (3.45%) Marketing
5 1 (1.72%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.72%) Automotive
5 1 (1.72%) Back Office
5 1 (1.72%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.72%) Law
5 1 (1.72%) Legal
5 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.72%) Military
5 1 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.72%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (25.86%) Analyst
2 11 (18.97%) Data Scientist
3 9 (15.52%) Test Analyst
4 7 (12.07%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 7 (12.07%) Senior Data Scientist
4 7 (12.07%) Tester
5 5 (8.62%) Developer
6 4 (6.90%) Data Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) Machine Learning Scientist
6 4 (6.90%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.17%) Applications Tester
8 2 (3.45%) Android Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Consultant
8 2 (3.45%) Design Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) ERP Manager
8 2 (3.45%) ERP Project Manager
8 2 (3.45%) Mobile Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Oracle Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.97%) NumPy
1 11 (18.97%) Pandas
1 11 (18.97%) PySpark
2 10 (17.24%) Keras
2 10 (17.24%) scikit-learn
2 10 (17.24%) TensorFlow
3 5 (8.62%) XML
4 2 (3.45%) Android SDK
4 2 (3.45%) JSON
4 2 (3.45%) REST
5 1 (1.72%) Kafka
5 1 (1.72%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.72%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) Lidar
1 6 (10.34%) Smart City
2 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.17%) Acoustics
3 3 (5.17%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.45%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.45%) User Experience
5 1 (1.72%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.72%) Handset
5 1 (1.72%) Life Science
5 1 (1.72%) NHS
5 1 (1.72%) PMI
5 1 (1.72%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.62%) Linux
1 5 (8.62%) Unix
2 2 (3.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (41.38%) Computer Science
3 20 (34.48%) Test Automation
4 19 (32.76%) Scenario Testing
5 18 (31.03%) Business Continuity
5 18 (31.03%) Test Scripting
6 17 (29.31%) Mathematics
6 17 (29.31%) Visualisation
7 16 (27.59%) Analytics
7 16 (27.59%) Data Visualisation
8 15 (25.86%) Machine Learning
9 12 (20.69%) Artificial Intelligence
10 11 (18.97%) Data Science
10 11 (18.97%) Physics
11 10 (17.24%) Deep Learning
11 10 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
12 8 (13.79%) Anomaly Detection
12 8 (13.79%) Reinforcement Learning
13 7 (12.07%) Data Engineering
13 7 (12.07%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 18 (31.03%) SQL
2 12 (20.69%) Python
3 1 (1.72%) Perl
3 1 (1.72%) R
3 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 58 (100.00%) Degree
2 20 (34.48%) SC Cleared
2 20 (34.48%) Security Cleared
3 12 (20.69%) PhD
4 11 (18.97%) Numerate Degree
5 3 (5.17%) CCNA
5 3 (5.17%) CCNP
5 3 (5.17%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (5.17%) PMI Certification
5 3 (5.17%) PMP
6 2 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (3.45%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.45%) MBA
7 1 (1.72%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (1.72%) CISA
7 1 (1.72%) CISM
7 1 (1.72%) CISSP
7 1 (1.72%) ECDL
7 1 (1.72%) ISEB
7 1 (1.72%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) QA
2 2 (3.45%) PMO
3 1 (1.72%) GDPR
3 1 (1.72%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (1.72%) NIST
3 1 (1.72%) NIST 800
3 1 (1.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) Apache Flume
1 1 (1.72%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (1.72%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) Ansible
1 1 (1.72%) Consul
1 1 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.72%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.72%) Mesos
1 1 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.72%) Prometheus
1 1 (1.72%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (25.86%) Tableau
2 6 (10.34%) Oracle
3 5 (8.62%) Microsoft
4 4 (6.90%) SAP
5 3 (5.17%) Ericsson
5 3 (5.17%) Huawei
5 3 (5.17%) Remedy
6 2 (3.45%) Mapinfo
6 2 (3.45%) Nokia Networks
7 1 (1.72%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (1.72%) Nokia
7 1 (1.72%) Splunk