Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 148 160 171
Rank change year-on-year +12 +11 +31
Contract jobs citing Algorithms 133 146 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 1.58% 1.61% 1.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.59% 4.11% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 105 56
Central London median daily rate £575 £550 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% -4.35% -2.13%
10th Percentile £454 £413 £419
90th Percentile £725 £738 £694
London median daily rate £575 £550 £575
% change year-on-year +4.55% -4.35% +21.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Central London median hourly rate £46.85 - -
London median hourly rate £46.03 £45.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year +2.29% -18.18% -

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 2,900 3,553 2,802
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 34.53% 39.16% 38.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,094 2,687 2,088
Central London median daily rate £525 £520 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £330 £317 £300
90th Percentile £686 £713 £675
London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 58 28
Central London median hourly rate £20.25 £20.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.22% +24.24% -13.16%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.01 £12.46
90th Percentile £49.87 £46.95 £29.77
London median hourly rate £25.15 £23.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year +7.01% +2.17% +15.00%

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 18 June 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 18 June 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 +15 92 £575 - 20
West End of London -14 8 £588 +6.82%
City of Westminster -19 5 £600 -
Kensington and Chelsea - 2 £675 - 1
Algorithms
London

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 70 (52.63%) Python
2 59 (44.36%) Data Structures
3 58 (43.61%) Java
4 54 (40.60%) Machine Learning
5 51 (38.35%) Agile Software Development
6 49 (36.84%) Amazon AWS
7 45 (33.83%) SQL
8 38 (28.57%) Data Science
9 33 (24.81%) Artificial Intelligence
10 31 (23.31%) Finance
10 31 (23.31%) Scala
11 30 (22.56%) Computer Science
12 29 (21.80%) OO
13 28 (21.05%) Docker
14 27 (20.30%) TDD
15 26 (19.55%) C++
15 26 (19.55%) Big Data
16 25 (18.80%) Kafka
16 25 (18.80%) Degree
17 24 (18.05%) Apache Spark
18 23 (17.29%) REST
19 22 (16.54%) Hadoop
19 22 (16.54%) Google Cloud Platform
19 22 (16.54%) Google
20 21 (15.79%) Spring
20 21 (15.79%) Microservices
20 21 (15.79%) Analytics
21 20 (15.04%) Git (software)
21 20 (15.04%) Mathematics
21 20 (15.04%) Linux

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 24 (18.05%) Apache Spark
2 7 (5.26%) IPython
3 3 (2.26%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (2.26%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.26%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.50%) Confluence
4 2 (1.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (3.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 49 (36.84%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (16.54%) Google Cloud Platform
3 17 (12.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (7.52%) Amazon SageMaker
5 7 (5.26%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (3.76%) Power Platform
7 3 (2.26%) Office 365
8 2 (1.50%) AWS CodePipeline
8 2 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.50%) Datadog
8 2 (1.50%) GitHub
9 1 (0.75%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.75%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.26%) IMAP
1 3 (2.26%) Skype
1 3 (2.26%) SMTP
1 3 (2.26%) WAAS
2 2 (1.50%) HTTP
3 1 (0.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (19.55%) Big Data
2 22 (16.54%) Hadoop
3 10 (7.52%) Apache Hive
4 8 (6.02%) NoSQL
5 6 (4.51%) Relational Database
6 5 (3.76%) Amazon Redshift
6 5 (3.76%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (3.76%) Power BI
7 4 (3.01%) Amazon QuickSight
7 4 (3.01%) Snowflake Schema
8 3 (2.26%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.50%) Blockchain
9 2 (1.50%) Data Lake
9 2 (1.50%) Redis
9 2 (1.50%) Text Mining
10 1 (0.75%) BigQuery
10 1 (0.75%) KDB
10 1 (0.75%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.75%) QlikView
10 1 (0.75%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 20 (15.04%) Git (software)
2 16 (12.03%) Jenkins
3 6 (4.51%) Subversion
4 4 (3.01%) JIRA
5 3 (2.26%) Jasmine
5 3 (2.26%) JSUnit
5 3 (2.26%) JUnit
5 3 (2.26%) Mocha
6 2 (1.50%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.50%) Grunt
6 2 (1.50%) gulp
6 2 (1.50%) Maven
6 2 (1.50%) Mockito
6 2 (1.50%) Selenium
6 2 (1.50%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.50%) SpecFlow
6 2 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.50%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (1.50%) WebDriver
General
1 31 (23.31%) Finance
2 6 (4.51%) Front Office
3 5 (3.76%) Banking
4 4 (3.01%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.26%) Legal
6 1 (0.75%) Back Office
6 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 69 (51.88%) Developer
2 25 (18.80%) Java Developer
3 20 (15.04%) Data Engineer
4 19 (14.29%) Python Engineer
5 15 (11.28%) Python Developer
6 11 (8.27%) Data Scientist
7 9 (6.77%) Quantitative Developer
8 8 (6.02%) Scala Developer
9 7 (5.26%) Software Engineer
10 6 (4.51%) AWS Developer
11 5 (3.76%) AWS Engineer
11 5 (3.76%) Junior
11 5 (3.76%) Junior Developer
12 4 (3.01%) Analyst
12 4 (3.01%) C# Developer
12 4 (3.01%) Data Analyst
12 4 (3.01%) Full Stack Developer
12 4 (3.01%) Junior Java Developer
12 4 (3.01%) Senior Data Engineer
13 3 (2.26%) Big Data Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (18.80%) Kafka
2 23 (17.29%) REST
3 21 (15.79%) Spring
4 20 (15.04%) React
5 14 (10.53%) Node.js
6 13 (9.77%) Flask
7 12 (9.02%) AngularJS
7 12 (9.02%) RESTful
8 11 (8.27%) Spring Boot
9 10 (7.52%) HTML
9 10 (7.52%) MLlib
9 10 (7.52%) NumPy
9 10 (7.52%) Play Framework
9 10 (7.52%) PySpark
9 10 (7.52%) scikit-learn
10 9 (6.77%) CSS
10 9 (6.77%) HTML5
10 9 (6.77%) Pandas
11 8 (6.02%) RabbitMQ
12 7 (5.26%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 59 (44.36%) Data Structures
2 17 (12.78%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (12.03%) Hedge funds
4 9 (6.77%) Client/Server
5 8 (6.02%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (4.51%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (3.01%) Life Science
7 4 (3.01%) NHS
8 2 (1.50%) Analytical Mindset
8 2 (1.50%) Blog
8 2 (1.50%) Industry 4.0
8 2 (1.50%) Linked Data
8 2 (1.50%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.50%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.50%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.75%) Equities
9 1 (0.75%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.75%) Smart Home
9 1 (0.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (15.04%) Linux
2 7 (5.26%) Windows
3 3 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.50%) Android
4 2 (1.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (40.60%) Machine Learning
2 51 (38.35%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (28.57%) Data Science
4 33 (24.81%) Artificial Intelligence
5 30 (22.56%) Computer Science
6 29 (21.80%) OO
7 27 (20.30%) TDD
8 21 (15.79%) Analytics
8 21 (15.79%) Microservices
9 20 (15.04%) Mathematics
9 20 (15.04%) OOD
10 18 (13.53%) Software Engineering
11 17 (12.78%) Problem-Solving
12 14 (10.53%) Mentoring
13 13 (9.77%) BDD
13 13 (9.77%) Data Modelling
14 11 (8.27%) Coaching
14 11 (8.27%) Configuration Management
15 10 (7.52%) Deep Learning
16 9 (6.77%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 70 (52.63%) Python
2 58 (43.61%) Java
3 45 (33.83%) SQL
4 31 (23.31%) Scala
5 26 (19.55%) C++
6 19 (14.29%) Java 8
6 19 (14.29%) JavaScript
7 13 (9.77%) C#
8 11 (8.27%) TypeScript
9 10 (7.52%) R
10 8 (6.02%) ES6
10 8 (6.02%) Go
11 7 (5.26%) Cython
11 7 (5.26%) PHP
12 5 (3.76%) C
13 3 (2.26%) MATLAB
13 3 (2.26%) PowerShell
14 2 (1.50%) Elixir
14 2 (1.50%) Erlang
15 1 (0.75%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 25 (18.80%) Degree
2 9 (6.77%) PhD
3 6 (4.51%) Numerate Degree
4 4 (3.01%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (2.26%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.26%) QA
2 4 (3.01%) Data Quality
2 4 (3.01%) GDPR
System Software
1 28 (21.05%) Docker
2 3 (2.26%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (1.50%) etcd
Systems Management
1 12 (9.02%) Kubernetes
2 7 (5.26%) Terraform
3 2 (1.50%) Consul
3 2 (1.50%) Kibana
4 1 (0.75%) Ansible
Vendors
1 22 (16.54%) Google
2 10 (7.52%) Tableau
3 3 (2.26%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.50%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.50%) Databricks
4 2 (1.50%) Dataiku
4 2 (1.50%) New Relic
4 2 (1.50%) Sybase
5 1 (0.75%) Cognos