Period
to 28 May 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 May 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 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 201 307 312
Rank change year-on-year +106 +5 +2
Contract jobs citing Master's Degree 30 54 68
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.42% 0.37% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.66% 1.56% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 31 40
Median daily rate £305 £475 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.82% +7.95% -2.22%
10th Percentile £262 £288 £313
90th Percentile £428 £575 £515
England median daily rate £475 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +32.35%
10th Percentile £42.50 £43.25 £38.08
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.75 £80.58
England median hourly rate £48.89 £55.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year -11.11% +76.00% -2.34%

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 1,805 3,466 3,821
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.28% 23.63% 22.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,009 2,032 2,074
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £613 £588 £568
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 213 192
Median hourly rate £31.56 £26.42 £31.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.46% -16.80% +51.19%
10th Percentile £15.83 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £62.30 £52.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.40 £25.00
% change year-on-year +4.79% +33.60% -16.67%

Master's Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Master's Degree as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Master's Degree in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Master's Degree in the South East

Master's Degree
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Master's Degree in the South East over the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Master's Degree in the South East

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

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Master's Degree in the South East.

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 May 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 +61 19 £295 -22.37% 1
Thames Valley +64 9 £350 -26.32% 4
Oxfordshire +30 5 £350 - 2
Berkshire +43 3 £268 -43.68% 2
Surrey +65 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire +32 1 - -
Master's Degree
England

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 30 (100.00%) Degree
2 18 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
4 14 (46.67%) Test Automation
4 14 (46.67%) Business Continuity
5 13 (43.33%) Test Scripting
5 13 (43.33%) Security Cleared
5 13 (43.33%) Computer Science
6 12 (40.00%) SC Cleared
7 8 (26.67%) SQL
7 8 (26.67%) Mathematics
7 8 (26.67%) Visualisation
7 8 (26.67%) Data Visualisation
7 8 (26.67%) Tableau
7 8 (26.67%) Analytics
8 6 (20.00%) Data Analysis
9 5 (16.67%) JIRA
9 5 (16.67%) Git (software)
9 5 (16.67%) Statistics
9 5 (16.67%) Oracle
9 5 (16.67%) XML
9 5 (16.67%) Unix
9 5 (16.67%) Linux
9 5 (16.67%) Oracle Service Cloud
9 5 (16.67%) Storytelling
10 4 (13.33%) Matrix Organization
10 4 (13.33%) Data Science
10 4 (13.33%) Customer Analytics
10 4 (13.33%) Machine Learning
10 4 (13.33%) DevOps

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 3 (10.00%) Jupyter
2 2 (6.67%) Apache
2 2 (6.67%) Apache Spark
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) Oracle Service Cloud
2 4 (13.33%) Azure
3 2 (6.67%) Azure Machine Learning
3 2 (6.67%) PaaS
4 1 (3.33%) AWS
4 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) 2G
1 1 (3.33%) 3G
1 1 (3.33%) 4G
1 1 (3.33%) Firewall
1 1 (3.33%) LAN
1 1 (3.33%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (3.33%) RNC
1 1 (3.33%) SIGTRAN
1 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) Geospatial Data
1 2 (6.67%) GIS
1 2 (6.67%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.33%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 5 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (3.33%) CMake
2 1 (3.33%) Gradle
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Advertising
2 1 (3.33%) Back Office
2 1 (3.33%) Dutch Language
2 1 (3.33%) Electronics
2 1 (3.33%) Finnish Language
2 1 (3.33%) German Language
2 1 (3.33%) Legal
2 1 (3.33%) Marketing
2 1 (3.33%) Polish Language
2 1 (3.33%) Publishing
2 1 (3.33%) Swedish Language
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Analyst
2 7 (23.33%) Test Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Tester
4 4 (13.33%) Data Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Applications Tester
5 3 (10.00%) Data Scientist
6 2 (6.67%) Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Oracle Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.33%) .NET Developer
7 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.33%) C# Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Delivery Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Information Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Senior C# Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Software Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Software Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) XML
2 4 (13.33%) TensorFlow
3 3 (10.00%) Keras
3 3 (10.00%) NumPy
3 3 (10.00%) Pandas
3 3 (10.00%) PySpark
3 3 (10.00%) scikit-learn
4 1 (3.33%) .NET
4 1 (3.33%) Android NDK
4 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Core
4 1 (3.33%) CNTK
4 1 (3.33%) PyTorch
4 1 (3.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Acoustics
2 1 (3.33%) Algorithms
2 1 (3.33%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.33%) Lidar
2 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.33%) NHS
2 1 (3.33%) Smart City
2 1 (3.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Linux
1 5 (16.67%) Unix
2 1 (3.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
3 14 (46.67%) Business Continuity
3 14 (46.67%) Test Automation
4 13 (43.33%) Computer Science
4 13 (43.33%) Test Scripting
5 8 (26.67%) Analytics
5 8 (26.67%) Data Visualisation
5 8 (26.67%) Mathematics
5 8 (26.67%) Visualisation
6 6 (20.00%) Data Analysis
7 5 (16.67%) Statistics
7 5 (16.67%) Storytelling
8 4 (13.33%) Customer Analytics
8 4 (13.33%) Data Science
8 4 (13.33%) DevOps
8 4 (13.33%) Machine Learning
8 4 (13.33%) Matrix Organization
9 3 (10.00%) Data Engineering
9 3 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) SQL
2 4 (13.33%) Python
3 1 (3.33%) Assembly Language
3 1 (3.33%) C#
3 1 (3.33%) C++
3 1 (3.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 30 (100.00%) Degree
2 13 (43.33%) Security Cleared
3 12 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (10.00%) Numerate Degree
4 3 (10.00%) PhD
5 2 (6.67%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.33%) CCNA
6 1 (3.33%) CCNP
6 1 (3.33%) CISA
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.33%) CISM
6 1 (3.33%) CISSP
6 1 (3.33%) ECDL
6 1 (3.33%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 1 (3.33%) PMI Certification
6 1 (3.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) GDPR
1 1 (3.33%) ISO 9000
1 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.33%) PMO
1 1 (3.33%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Tableau
2 5 (16.67%) Oracle
3 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.33%) Ericsson
4 1 (3.33%) Huawei
4 1 (3.33%) Nokia Networks
4 1 (3.33%) SAP