Period
to 27 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 27 June 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.

Academic Degree
London > Central London
6 months to
27 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 58 54 49
Rank change year-on-year -4 -5 -7
Contract jobs citing Degree 345 394 338
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 4.08% 4.31% 4.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.59% 30.21% 29.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 303 228
Central London median daily rate £525 £517 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.55% +8.84% +5.56%
10th Percentile £321 £300 £263
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
London median daily rate £520 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +4.00% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 7
Central London median hourly rate £25.09 £27.11 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.45% +35.55% -36.51%
10th Percentile £12.28 £12.73 £12.44
90th Percentile £63.00 £151.50 £29.77
London median hourly rate £41.17 £37.21 £27.42
% change year-on-year +10.66% +35.67% +24.00%

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 Central London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Central London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,166 1,304 1,127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 13.79% 14.26% 15.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 765 940 765
Central London median daily rate £508 £500 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.50% +8.70% +2.22%
10th Percentile £310 £297 £271
90th Percentile £675 £688 £644
London median daily rate £513 £500 £470
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.38% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 55 21
Central London median hourly rate £20.09 £18.70 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.43% +5.23% -18.41%
10th Percentile £12.00 £14.10 £12.75
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.25 £25.04
London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.25 £24.30
% change year-on-year +64.71% -12.53% +23.01%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Central London

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in Central London

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Central London over the 6 months to 27 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in Central London

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Central London

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Central London over the 6 months to 27 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Degree in Central London

Degree
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 Degree within the Central London region over the 6 months to 27 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 +7 288 £525 - 69
West End of London +5 16 £450 -30.77% 5
City of Westminster -22 5 £450 -5.26% 4
Southwark -35 2 £550 +18.28%
Camden -1 1 £540 +500.00% 1
Degree
London

For the 6 months to 27 June 2019, IT contractor jobs citing 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 Central London region with a requirement for Degree.

1 145 (42.03%) Finance
2 116 (33.62%) Computer Science
3 96 (27.83%) Agile Software Development
4 81 (23.48%) Java
5 69 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 66 (19.13%) Python
7 58 (16.81%) SQL
8 57 (16.52%) Microsoft
9 55 (15.94%) Analytical Skills
10 54 (15.65%) Project Management
11 52 (15.07%) Problem-Solving
12 50 (14.49%) Analytics
13 48 (13.91%) Mathematics
14 41 (11.88%) JavaScript
15 38 (11.01%) Scrum
16 35 (10.14%) Banking
17 33 (9.57%) Microsoft Excel
17 33 (9.57%) Windows
17 33 (9.57%) Machine Learning
17 33 (9.57%) Microsoft Azure
17 33 (9.57%) Amazon AWS
17 33 (9.57%) DevOps
18 32 (9.28%) HTML
19 31 (8.99%) Data Science
20 30 (8.70%) Master's Degree
20 30 (8.70%) TDD
21 29 (8.41%) CSS
22 28 (8.12%) User Experience
23 27 (7.83%) Microsoft Office
24 26 (7.54%) C#

Degree
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 14 (4.06%) Confluence
2 13 (3.77%) Apache Spark
3 7 (2.03%) Apache
3 7 (2.03%) SAS
4 6 (1.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 6 (1.74%) CMS
5 5 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.16%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.87%) IIS
7 3 (0.87%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.87%) nginx
7 3 (0.87%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.58%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.29%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.29%) Jetty
9 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 33 (9.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (7.83%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (4.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (2.32%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (2.03%) MS Visio
5 7 (2.03%) Sketch
6 5 (1.45%) InVision
7 4 (1.16%) Chatbot
7 4 (1.16%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.58%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.58%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.58%) SPSS
8 2 (0.58%) Stata
9 1 (0.29%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.29%) Houdini
9 1 (0.29%) InDesign
9 1 (0.29%) Maya
9 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.03%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 4 (1.16%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.87%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.58%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (0.58%) Carpe Diem
4 2 (0.58%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.58%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.29%) assyst
5 1 (0.29%) CA PPM
5 1 (0.29%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 33 (9.57%) Amazon AWS
1 33 (9.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (3.48%) Office 365
3 9 (2.61%) GitHub
3 9 (2.61%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (2.32%) Power Platform
5 7 (2.03%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 5 (1.45%) IaaS
6 5 (1.45%) PaaS
7 4 (1.16%) Dialogflow
7 4 (1.16%) npm
7 4 (1.16%) SaaS
7 4 (1.16%) Wit.ai
8 3 (0.87%) Adobe Analytics
8 3 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.87%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.87%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.87%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.58%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.90%) WAN
2 9 (2.61%) LAN
2 9 (2.61%) TCP/IP
3 8 (2.32%) Firewall
3 8 (2.32%) Intranet
3 8 (2.32%) SAN
4 7 (2.03%) Internet
5 6 (1.74%) NAS
5 6 (1.74%) VPN
6 5 (1.45%) Ethernet
6 5 (1.45%) Wireless
7 4 (1.16%) BGP
7 4 (1.16%) DNS
7 4 (1.16%) MPLS
7 4 (1.16%) Skype
8 3 (0.87%) DHCP
8 3 (0.87%) EIGRP
8 3 (0.87%) OSPF
8 3 (0.87%) RIP
9 2 (0.58%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.93%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.35%) Big Data
3 13 (3.77%) Relational Database
4 12 (3.48%) Hadoop
5 10 (2.90%) MySQL
6 8 (2.32%) Power BI
7 7 (2.03%) Amazon Redshift
8 6 (1.74%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.45%) MongoDB
9 5 (1.45%) NoSQL
9 5 (1.45%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.16%) Amazon QuickSight
10 4 (1.16%) MS Access
10 4 (1.16%) QlikView
10 4 (1.16%) Snowflake Schema
10 4 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.87%) Data Lake
11 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 24 (6.96%) JIRA
2 17 (4.93%) Git (software)
3 11 (3.19%) Jenkins
4 10 (2.90%) Cucumber
5 5 (1.45%) Visual Studio
6 4 (1.16%) Jasmine
6 4 (1.16%) Maven
6 4 (1.16%) Mocha
6 4 (1.16%) TeamCity
6 4 (1.16%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (1.16%) webpack
7 3 (0.87%) gulp
7 3 (0.87%) Karma Test Runner
7 3 (0.87%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (0.87%) Subversion
8 2 (0.58%) Axure RP
8 2 (0.58%) Gerrit
8 2 (0.58%) JUnit
8 2 (0.58%) Mockito
8 2 (0.58%) Selenium
General
1 145 (42.03%) Finance
2 35 (10.14%) Banking
3 22 (6.38%) Marketing
4 19 (5.51%) Front Office
5 14 (4.06%) Legal
6 12 (3.48%) Telecoms
7 11 (3.19%) Advertising
7 11 (3.19%) Retail
8 8 (2.32%) Law
9 7 (2.03%) Back Office
9 7 (2.03%) Financial Institution
9 7 (2.03%) Games
10 5 (1.45%) German Language
10 5 (1.45%) Investment Banking
11 4 (1.16%) Publishing
12 3 (0.87%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.87%) Social Science
13 2 (0.58%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.29%) Digital Economy
14 1 (0.29%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 68 (19.71%) Developer
2 54 (15.65%) Analyst
3 25 (7.25%) Architect
4 21 (6.09%) Project Manager
5 16 (4.64%) Designer
5 16 (4.64%) Java Developer
6 13 (3.77%) Consultant
6 13 (3.77%) Data Analyst
6 13 (3.77%) Data Scientist
7 11 (3.19%) DevOps Engineer
8 10 (2.90%) Data Engineer
8 10 (2.90%) Senior Developer
8 10 (2.90%) Solutions Architect
9 9 (2.61%) Java Engineer
10 7 (2.03%) C# Developer
10 7 (2.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (2.03%) IT Manager
10 7 (2.03%) Support Analyst
10 7 (2.03%) User Researcher
10 7 (2.03%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (9.28%) HTML
2 29 (8.41%) CSS
3 19 (5.51%) React
4 18 (5.22%) RESTful
4 18 (5.22%) Web Services
5 17 (4.93%) Spring
6 15 (4.35%) AngularJS
6 15 (4.35%) Natural Language Processing
7 14 (4.06%) HTML5
7 14 (4.06%) REST
8 13 (3.77%) Kafka
9 12 (3.48%) .NET
10 8 (2.32%) CSS3
11 7 (2.03%) XML
12 6 (1.74%) GraphQL
12 6 (1.74%) Middleware
12 6 (1.74%) Redux
12 6 (1.74%) SOAP
12 6 (1.74%) Velocity
12 6 (1.74%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 55 (15.94%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (8.12%) User Experience
3 24 (6.96%) Algorithms
4 17 (4.93%) Self-Motivation
5 16 (4.64%) Greenfield Project
6 13 (3.77%) Data Structures
7 11 (3.19%) Hedge funds
7 11 (3.19%) Management Information System
8 8 (2.32%) Client/Server
9 7 (2.03%) Blog
9 7 (2.03%) Cloud Native
9 7 (2.03%) Data Centre
9 7 (2.03%) Wiki
10 6 (1.74%) PKI
10 6 (1.74%) Public Cloud
10 6 (1.74%) Virtual Team
11 5 (1.45%) Derivative
11 5 (1.45%) Digital Media
11 5 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (1.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 33 (9.57%) Windows
2 26 (7.54%) Linux
3 14 (4.06%) Unix
4 11 (3.19%) Windows 10
5 9 (2.61%) Windows 7
6 7 (2.03%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.58%) Android
7 2 (0.58%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.58%) VMS
8 1 (0.29%) CentOS
8 1 (0.29%) Debian
8 1 (0.29%) Fedora
8 1 (0.29%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (33.62%) Computer Science
2 96 (27.83%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (15.65%) Project Management
4 52 (15.07%) Problem-Solving
5 50 (14.49%) Analytics
6 48 (13.91%) Mathematics
7 38 (11.01%) Scrum
8 33 (9.57%) DevOps
8 33 (9.57%) Machine Learning
9 31 (8.99%) Data Science
10 30 (8.70%) TDD
11 26 (7.54%) Continuous Improvement
11 26 (7.54%) Software Engineering
12 25 (7.25%) Change Management
12 25 (7.25%) SDLC
13 24 (6.96%) Data Analytics
13 24 (6.96%) Statistics
14 22 (6.38%) Artificial Intelligence
14 22 (6.38%) E-Commerce
15 21 (6.09%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 81 (23.48%) Java
2 66 (19.13%) Python
3 58 (16.81%) SQL
4 41 (11.88%) JavaScript
5 26 (7.54%) C#
6 20 (5.80%) C++
7 18 (5.22%) PowerShell
8 17 (4.93%) Kotlin
9 15 (4.35%) Perl
10 14 (4.06%) Bash Shell
11 12 (3.48%) R
12 9 (2.61%) Scala
13 8 (2.32%) TypeScript
14 7 (2.03%) C
14 7 (2.03%) Go
14 7 (2.03%) PHP
15 6 (1.74%) VBA
16 5 (1.45%) Apex Code
16 5 (1.45%) MATLAB
17 4 (1.16%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 69 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 30 (8.70%) Master's Degree
3 18 (5.22%) Numerate Degree
4 15 (4.35%) Security Cleared
5 14 (4.06%) PMI Certification
6 12 (3.48%) SC Cleared
7 11 (3.19%) PMP
8 10 (2.90%) PhD
9 9 (2.61%) CISM
9 9 (2.61%) CISSP
10 8 (2.32%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (2.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 7 (2.03%) CISA
12 6 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (1.16%) ISEB
13 4 (1.16%) MCSE
14 3 (0.87%) CCIE
14 3 (0.87%) CTC Cleared
14 3 (0.87%) MCSA
14 3 (0.87%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.22%) QA
2 8 (2.32%) Data Quality
2 8 (2.32%) PMO
3 6 (1.74%) GDPR
4 5 (1.45%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.16%) SLA
6 3 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.58%) MiFID
8 1 (0.29%) Basel III
8 1 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.29%) ECSS
8 1 (0.29%) IFRS
8 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.29%) NIST
8 1 (0.29%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (4.64%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.06%) Docker
3 3 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.58%) KVM
4 2 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.58%) Xen
5 1 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.29%) Varnish
5 1 (0.29%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.29%) zsh
Systems Management
1 13 (3.77%) Ansible
2 8 (2.32%) Puppet
3 4 (1.16%) Kubernetes
3 4 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.16%) Terraform
4 3 (0.87%) SCCM
5 2 (0.58%) CASB
5 2 (0.58%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.58%) Rancher
5 2 (0.58%) Salt
6 1 (0.29%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.29%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.29%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.29%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 57 (16.52%) Microsoft
2 18 (5.22%) Adobe
2 18 (5.22%) Google
3 16 (4.64%) Salesforce.com
4 15 (4.35%) Tableau
5 12 (3.48%) Oracle
6 10 (2.90%) Cisco
7 7 (2.03%) SAP
8 6 (1.74%) Splunk
8 6 (1.74%) VMware
9 5 (1.45%) Dell
9 5 (1.45%) HP
9 5 (1.45%) iManage
10 4 (1.16%) Atlassian
10 4 (1.16%) Perforce
11 3 (0.87%) Apple
11 3 (0.87%) Comptel
11 3 (0.87%) hybris
11 3 (0.87%) Nokia
11 3 (0.87%) StorageTek