Period
to 9 December 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Algorithms in contract job vacancies advertised in Central London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Algorithms over the 6 months to 9 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

Algorithms
London > Central London
6 months to
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 140 144 174
Rank change year-on-year +4 +30 +16
Contract jobs citing Algorithms 109 171 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 1.52% 1.84% 1.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.66% 4.82% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 103 88
Central London median daily rate £550 £575 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.35% -4.17% +2.13%
10th Percentile £409 £413 £450
90th Percentile £753 £723 £813
London median daily rate £550 £550 £575
% change year-on-year - -4.35% +5.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Central London median hourly rate £12.00 - -
London median hourly rate £14.75 £29.25 £55.00
% change year-on-year -49.57% -46.82% +73.23%

Algorithms is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2,341 3,549 3,495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 32.63% 38.27% 40.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,756 2,695 2,677
Central London median daily rate £515 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.90% - +10.53%
10th Percentile £294 £295 £313
90th Percentile £691 £700 £713
London median daily rate £516 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -1.71% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 66 40
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.38 £22.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.39% -12.95% +20.64%
10th Percentile £12.68 £13.66 £13.28
90th Percentile £51.35 £30.25 £34.56
London median hourly rate £23.50 £22.93 £21.90
% change year-on-year +2.49% +4.70% +12.31%

Algorithms
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Algorithms as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Algorithms in Central London

Algorithms
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Algorithms in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Algorithms in Central London

Algorithms
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Algorithms in Central London over the 6 months to 9 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Algorithms in Central London

Algorithms
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Algorithms in Central London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Algorithms in Central London

Algorithms
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Algorithms within the Central London region over the 6 months to 9 December 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
City of London +3 77 £550 -8.33% 73
Algorithms
London

For the 6 months to 9 December 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Algorithms 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 Central London region with a requirement for Algorithms.

1 50 (45.87%) Python
2 49 (44.95%) Computer Science
3 47 (43.12%) Data Structures
4 43 (39.45%) Data Science
5 41 (37.61%) Machine Learning
6 39 (35.78%) Analytical Skills
7 38 (34.86%) Agile Software Development
8 37 (33.94%) JavaScript
8 37 (33.94%) Finance
8 37 (33.94%) AWS
8 37 (33.94%) Problem-Solving
9 35 (32.11%) OO
10 34 (31.19%) Java
11 33 (30.28%) SQL
12 29 (26.61%) Test Automation
13 26 (23.85%) User Experience
14 25 (22.94%) Azure
15 24 (22.02%) Artificial Intelligence
16 23 (21.10%) OOD
16 23 (21.10%) Docker
17 22 (20.18%) NoSQL
17 22 (20.18%) Degree
18 21 (19.27%) Big Data
19 20 (18.35%) Apache Spark
19 20 (18.35%) GCP
19 20 (18.35%) Visualisation
20 18 (16.51%) Hadoop
20 18 (16.51%) Node.js
20 18 (16.51%) TDD
21 17 (15.60%) Kubernetes

Algorithms
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central 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 20 (18.35%) Apache Spark
2 11 (10.09%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (4.59%) Jupyter
4 4 (3.67%) Confluence
5 2 (1.83%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (1.83%) DNN
5 2 (1.83%) Ethereum
5 2 (1.83%) Hyperledger
5 2 (1.83%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.92%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.92%) Drupal
Applications
1 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.83%) Distributed Ledger
1 2 (1.83%) R3 Corda
2 1 (0.92%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 37 (33.94%) AWS
2 25 (22.94%) Azure
3 20 (18.35%) GCP
4 10 (9.17%) Heroku
5 5 (4.59%) Power Platform
6 4 (3.67%) Amazon S3
7 3 (2.75%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (2.75%) Amazon ECS
7 3 (2.75%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.83%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (1.83%) Amazon SageMaker
8 2 (1.83%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (1.83%) IaaS
8 2 (1.83%) OpenShift
8 2 (1.83%) PaaS
8 2 (1.83%) SaaS
8 2 (1.83%) Serverless
9 1 (0.92%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.92%) AWS Step Functions
9 1 (0.92%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.83%) HTTP
1 2 (1.83%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
1 2 (1.83%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (20.18%) NoSQL
2 21 (19.27%) Big Data
3 18 (16.51%) Hadoop
4 8 (7.34%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (6.42%) Neo4j
6 6 (5.50%) Apache Hive
6 6 (5.50%) Redis
6 6 (5.50%) Relational Database
7 5 (4.59%) MongoDB
7 5 (4.59%) Power BI
7 5 (4.59%) SQL Server
8 4 (3.67%) Amazon Redshift
8 4 (3.67%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (3.67%) Impala
8 4 (3.67%) MySQL
9 3 (2.75%) Data Lake
10 2 (1.83%) BigQuery
10 2 (1.83%) Blockchain
10 2 (1.83%) Flink
11 1 (0.92%) Presto
Development Applications
1 10 (9.17%) webpack
2 5 (4.59%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.59%) JUnit
2 5 (4.59%) TestNG
3 4 (3.67%) JIRA
4 2 (1.83%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.83%) Subversion
4 2 (1.83%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.92%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.92%) Maven
General
1 37 (33.94%) Finance
2 10 (9.17%) Front Office
3 9 (8.26%) Banking
4 4 (3.67%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.67%) Law
4 4 (3.67%) Marketing
4 4 (3.67%) Publishing
5 2 (1.83%) Advertising
5 2 (1.83%) Legal
5 2 (1.83%) Public Sector
5 2 (1.83%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.92%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.92%) Games
6 1 (0.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 55 (50.46%) Developer
2 24 (22.02%) Data Scientist
3 23 (21.10%) Senior Developer
4 18 (16.51%) Digital Developer
5 11 (10.09%) React Developer
5 11 (10.09%) Senior React Developer
6 10 (9.17%) Java Developer
6 10 (9.17%) Python Developer
7 8 (7.34%) Machine Learning Scientist
8 7 (6.42%) Data Engineer
8 7 (6.42%) Node.js Developer
9 6 (5.50%) Python Engineer
10 5 (4.59%) JavaScript Developer
11 4 (3.67%) Analyst
11 4 (3.67%) Architect
11 4 (3.67%) Big Data Developer
11 4 (3.67%) Data Analyst
11 4 (3.67%) Elasticsearch Developer
11 4 (3.67%) Energy Trading Developer
12 3 (2.75%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (16.51%) Node.js
2 16 (14.68%) D3.js
2 16 (14.68%) Natural Language Processing
3 13 (11.93%) React
3 13 (11.93%) Redux
4 12 (11.01%) CSS
5 10 (9.17%) GraphQL
5 10 (9.17%) Jest
5 10 (9.17%) RESTful
5 10 (9.17%) SciPy
6 9 (8.26%) Pandas
7 8 (7.34%) .NET
7 8 (7.34%) NumPy
7 8 (7.34%) REST
8 7 (6.42%) TensorFlow
9 6 (5.50%) AngularJS
9 6 (5.50%) MLlib
9 6 (5.50%) scikit-learn
10 5 (4.59%) Spring
10 5 (4.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 47 (43.12%) Data Structures
2 39 (35.78%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (23.85%) User Experience
4 6 (5.50%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (3.67%) Derivative
5 4 (3.67%) Fixed Income
5 4 (3.67%) Market Risk
6 3 (2.75%) Cloud Native
6 3 (2.75%) NHS
7 2 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.92%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.92%) Equities
8 1 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.92%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.92%) Linked Data
8 1 (0.92%) Online Games
8 1 (0.92%) Robotics
8 1 (0.92%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.34%) Linux
2 2 (1.83%) Unix
2 2 (1.83%) Windows
3 1 (0.92%) CentOS
3 1 (0.92%) CoreOS
3 1 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.92%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (44.95%) Computer Science
2 43 (39.45%) Data Science
3 41 (37.61%) Machine Learning
4 38 (34.86%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (33.94%) Problem-Solving
6 35 (32.11%) OO
7 29 (26.61%) Test Automation
8 24 (22.02%) Artificial Intelligence
9 23 (21.10%) OOD
10 20 (18.35%) Visualisation
11 18 (16.51%) TDD
12 17 (15.60%) Analytics
13 16 (14.68%) Mathematics
14 15 (13.76%) Open Source
15 14 (12.84%) Microservices
16 13 (11.93%) Data Visualisation
17 11 (10.09%) DevOps
18 10 (9.17%) API Design
18 10 (9.17%) Statistics
19 9 (8.26%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 50 (45.87%) Python
2 37 (33.94%) JavaScript
3 34 (31.19%) Java
4 33 (30.28%) SQL
5 15 (13.76%) R
6 12 (11.01%) C++
7 11 (10.09%) Scala
8 10 (9.17%) ES6
8 10 (9.17%) TypeScript
9 7 (6.42%) C#
9 7 (6.42%) Java 8
10 5 (4.59%) C
11 3 (2.75%) MATLAB
12 2 (1.83%) Go
12 2 (1.83%) PHP
12 2 (1.83%) Ruby
13 1 (0.92%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.92%) F#
13 1 (0.92%) HiveQL
Qualifications
1 22 (20.18%) Degree
2 11 (10.09%) PhD
3 9 (8.26%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (7.34%) Master's Degree
5 4 (3.67%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.67%) QA
2 2 (1.83%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.83%) ISO 13485
2 2 (1.83%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 23 (21.10%) Docker
2 3 (2.75%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 17 (15.60%) Kubernetes
2 13 (11.93%) Terraform
3 3 (2.75%) Ansible
3 3 (2.75%) Puppet
4 2 (1.83%) Kibana
5 1 (0.92%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.92%) Salt
Vendors
1 6 (5.50%) Google
2 5 (4.59%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.59%) Oracle
2 5 (4.59%) Tableau
3 3 (2.75%) Cloudera
4 1 (0.92%) Ab Initio
4 1 (0.92%) Automation Anywhere
4 1 (0.92%) Bloomberg
4 1 (0.92%) Blue Prism
4 1 (0.92%) Facebook
4 1 (0.92%) Teradata
4 1 (0.92%) UiPath
4 1 (0.92%) VMware
4 1 (0.92%) Zend