Period
to 18 February 2020

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 18 February 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.

Academic Degree
London > Central London
6 months to
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 48 50 49
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 -8
Contract jobs citing Degree 259 409 414
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 4.34% 4.60% 4.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 27.79% 32.05% 31.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 296 311
Central London median daily rate £500 £523 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.31% -0.48% +10.53%
10th Percentile £325 £261 £300
90th Percentile £694 £675 £675
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 14
Central London median hourly rate £48.50 £21.79 £27.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +122.60% -21.61% +37.26%
10th Percentile £20.25 £13.00 £17.18
90th Percentile £52.63 £33.08 £145.73
London median hourly rate £38.00 £23.03 £28.50
% change year-on-year +65.00% -19.19% +30.46%

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 932 1,276 1,295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 15.61% 14.36% 14.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 664 877 904
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £286 £238 £278
90th Percentile £675 £675 £671
London median daily rate £500 £500 £498
% change year-on-year - +0.50% +8.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 28 32
Central London median hourly rate £24.12 £18.70 £21.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.98% -13.05% +21.56%
10th Percentile £18.12 £12.78 £16.63
90th Percentile £52.25 £34.13 £53.20
London median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +16.67% +33.33% +3.00%

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 18 February 2020.

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 18 February 2020.

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 18 February 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
City of London +9 225 £513 +2.50% 252
West End of London +18 5 £500 - 5
City of Westminster +6 5 £415 -17.00% 1
Camden - 2 - - 4
Degree
London

For the 6 months to 18 February 2020, 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 97 (37.45%) Computer Science
2 87 (33.59%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (30.50%) Finance
4 58 (22.39%) Java
5 49 (18.92%) Python
6 48 (18.53%) JavaScript
6 48 (18.53%) Computer Science Degree
7 43 (16.60%) Analytical Skills
8 40 (15.44%) Scrum
9 37 (14.29%) HTML
10 36 (13.90%) C#
11 35 (13.51%) Problem-Solving
12 32 (12.36%) SQL
12 32 (12.36%) Mathematics
13 29 (11.20%) User Experience
14 27 (10.42%) CSS
14 27 (10.42%) Web Services
15 26 (10.04%) Continuous Integration
15 26 (10.04%) Multithreading
15 26 (10.04%) Master's Degree
16 25 (9.65%) React
17 24 (9.27%) SDLC
17 24 (9.27%) Greenfield Project
17 24 (9.27%) Project Management
18 23 (8.88%) Microsoft
18 23 (8.88%) Git (software)
18 23 (8.88%) Test Automation
18 23 (8.88%) Azure
18 23 (8.88%) Machine Learning
19 22 (8.49%) Microservices

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 11 (4.25%) Apache Spark
1 11 (4.25%) CMS
2 8 (3.09%) Confluence
3 5 (1.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 5 (1.93%) Jupyter
3 5 (1.93%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.93%) WebLogic
3 5 (1.93%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.16%) Apache
5 2 (0.77%) DNN
5 2 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.77%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.77%) SAS
5 2 (0.77%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.77%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.39%) Drupal
6 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.39%) IIS
Applications
1 21 (8.11%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (5.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.32%) Sketch
4 5 (1.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (1.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (1.16%) InVision
5 3 (1.16%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.77%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.77%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.39%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.39%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (0.39%) InDesign
7 1 (0.39%) Maya
7 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.39%) SPSS
7 1 (0.39%) Stata
7 1 (0.39%) Weka
7 1 (0.39%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 2 (0.77%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.39%) Eikon
2 1 (0.39%) FINCAD Analytics
2 1 (0.39%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.39%) Relativity
2 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.39%) Social Studio
2 1 (0.39%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.39%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 23 (8.88%) Azure
2 21 (8.11%) AWS
3 14 (5.41%) GitHub
4 10 (3.86%) GCP
5 8 (3.09%) Office 365
6 5 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.93%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 5 (1.93%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 2 (0.77%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (0.77%) Amazon ECS
7 2 (0.77%) Amazon GuardDuty
7 2 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.77%) G Suite
7 2 (0.77%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.77%) Route 53
7 2 (0.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.39%) Apigee
8 1 (0.39%) Dropbox
8 1 (0.39%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.86%) Firewall
2 9 (3.47%) DNS
3 7 (2.70%) HTTP
3 7 (2.70%) LAN
3 7 (2.70%) VoIP
3 7 (2.70%) WAN
3 7 (2.70%) Wireless
4 6 (2.32%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (2.32%) DHCP
4 6 (2.32%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (2.32%) IP Telephony
4 6 (2.32%) Network Security
4 6 (2.32%) VPN
5 5 (1.93%) BGP
5 5 (1.93%) Cisco IPT
5 5 (1.93%) IPsec
5 5 (1.93%) Multicast
5 5 (1.93%) OSPF
5 5 (1.93%) VRRP
5 5 (1.93%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.02%) Big Data
2 12 (4.63%) NoSQL
3 9 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (3.47%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.09%) SQL Server
5 6 (2.32%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (2.32%) MySQL
6 5 (1.93%) Jackrabbit
6 5 (1.93%) Redis
7 4 (1.54%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.16%) Data Mining
8 3 (1.16%) DB2
8 3 (1.16%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.77%) Flink
9 2 (0.77%) MS Access
9 2 (0.77%) QlikView
9 2 (0.77%) Spotfire
10 1 (0.39%) KDB
10 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 23 (8.88%) Git (software)
2 19 (7.34%) Jenkins
3 16 (6.18%) JIRA
4 10 (3.86%) JUnit
5 9 (3.47%) Octopus Deploy
5 9 (3.47%) TeamCity
6 6 (2.32%) Grunt
6 6 (2.32%) gulp
6 6 (2.32%) Maven
7 5 (1.93%) Ant
7 5 (1.93%) git-flow
7 5 (1.93%) Gradle
7 5 (1.93%) JMeter
7 5 (1.93%) Mockito
7 5 (1.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 4 (1.54%) Subversion
8 4 (1.54%) TestNG
8 4 (1.54%) Visual Studio
9 3 (1.16%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.16%) Selenium
General
1 79 (30.50%) Finance
2 21 (8.11%) Banking
3 17 (6.56%) Front Office
4 16 (6.18%) Marketing
5 14 (5.41%) Investment Banking
6 13 (5.02%) Back Office
7 10 (3.86%) Games
7 10 (3.86%) Telecoms
8 9 (3.47%) Advertising
9 8 (3.09%) Legal
9 8 (3.09%) Publishing
10 7 (2.70%) Public Sector
11 4 (1.54%) Financial Institution
11 4 (1.54%) German Language
11 4 (1.54%) Law
12 3 (1.16%) Retail
13 2 (0.77%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.39%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.39%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 77 (29.73%) Developer
2 37 (14.29%) Analyst
3 20 (7.72%) C# Developer
4 16 (6.18%) Java Developer
5 12 (4.63%) Architect
5 12 (4.63%) Project Manager
5 12 (4.63%) Python Developer
6 11 (4.25%) Business Analyst
7 10 (3.86%) Data Scientist
7 10 (3.86%) Designer
8 8 (3.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 8 (3.09%) Support Engineer
9 7 (2.70%) Consultant
9 7 (2.70%) Java Engineer
10 6 (2.32%) Analyst Developer
10 6 (2.32%) Energy Trading Developer
10 6 (2.32%) JavaScript Developer
10 6 (2.32%) Network Engineer
10 6 (2.32%) Technical Architect
11 5 (1.93%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (14.29%) HTML
2 27 (10.42%) CSS
2 27 (10.42%) Web Services
3 25 (9.65%) React
4 21 (8.11%) AngularJS
5 20 (7.72%) RESTful
6 16 (6.18%) XML
7 15 (5.79%) .NET
8 14 (5.41%) Kafka
9 13 (5.02%) HTML5
9 13 (5.02%) REST
9 13 (5.02%) Spring
10 8 (3.09%) JSON
10 8 (3.09%) SOAP
10 8 (3.09%) TensorFlow
10 8 (3.09%) Vue.js
11 7 (2.70%) WPF
12 5 (1.93%) J2EE
12 5 (1.93%) JSR 170
12 5 (1.93%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 43 (16.60%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (11.20%) User Experience
3 24 (9.27%) Greenfield Project
4 18 (6.95%) Data Structures
5 16 (6.18%) Management Information System
6 15 (5.79%) Algorithms
6 15 (5.79%) Hedge funds
7 10 (3.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (3.09%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (2.70%) Mobile App
9 7 (2.70%) Social Media
9 7 (2.70%) Video\Live Streaming
10 6 (2.32%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (2.32%) Mobile Payment
10 6 (2.32%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (1.93%) Derivative
11 5 (1.93%) Video on Demand
12 4 (1.54%) Data Centre
13 3 (1.16%) Graphic Design
13 3 (1.16%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 19 (7.34%) Windows
2 10 (3.86%) Windows Server
3 8 (3.09%) Windows 10
4 6 (2.32%) Linux
5 5 (1.93%) Android
5 5 (1.93%) Windows 7
5 5 (1.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.16%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.16%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.39%) CentOS
7 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X Server
7 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.39%) Solaris
7 1 (0.39%) Unix
7 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (37.45%) Computer Science
2 87 (33.59%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (15.44%) Scrum
4 35 (13.51%) Problem-Solving
5 32 (12.36%) Mathematics
6 26 (10.04%) Continuous Integration
6 26 (10.04%) Multithreading
7 24 (9.27%) Project Management
7 24 (9.27%) SDLC
8 23 (8.88%) Machine Learning
8 23 (8.88%) Test Automation
9 22 (8.49%) Microservices
10 21 (8.11%) OO
10 21 (8.11%) OOP
11 20 (7.72%) Front End Development
11 20 (7.72%) ITIL
11 20 (7.72%) Stakeholder Management
11 20 (7.72%) TDD
12 19 (7.34%) Kanban
13 18 (6.95%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 58 (22.39%) Java
2 49 (18.92%) Python
3 48 (18.53%) JavaScript
4 36 (13.90%) C#
5 32 (12.36%) SQL
6 14 (5.41%) C++
7 12 (4.63%) TypeScript
8 11 (4.25%) Kotlin
8 11 (4.25%) Scala
9 9 (3.47%) R
10 6 (2.32%) Apex Code
10 6 (2.32%) C
10 6 (2.32%) Java 8
11 5 (1.93%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.54%) MATLAB
12 4 (1.54%) PHP
13 3 (1.16%) Go
14 2 (0.77%) Clojure
14 2 (0.77%) ES6
14 2 (0.77%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 48 (18.53%) Computer Science Degree
2 26 (10.04%) Master's Degree
3 8 (3.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (2.70%) MCSE
5 6 (2.32%) CCNP
5 6 (2.32%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (2.32%) CISSP
5 6 (2.32%) Numerate Degree
5 6 (2.32%) PhD
6 5 (1.93%) MCSA
7 4 (1.54%) CISM
8 3 (1.16%) ISEB
8 3 (1.16%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.77%) CIPD
9 2 (0.77%) CISA
9 2 (0.77%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (0.77%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.77%) Postgraduate
9 2 (0.77%) Security Cleared
9 2 (0.77%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.72%) QA
2 8 (3.09%) GDPR
3 4 (1.54%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.54%) NIST
4 3 (1.16%) NIST 800
4 3 (1.16%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.16%) SLA
5 2 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.39%) COBIT
6 1 (0.39%) PMBOK
System Software
1 13 (5.02%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.25%) Docker
3 6 (2.32%) XenDesktop
4 5 (1.93%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.54%) XenApp
6 3 (1.16%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.77%) vSphere
8 1 (0.39%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.39%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 5 (1.93%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.54%) Ansible
2 4 (1.54%) Backup Exec
2 4 (1.54%) Terraform
3 3 (1.16%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.77%) SCCM
5 1 (0.39%) Control-M
5 1 (0.39%) CSIRT
5 1 (0.39%) EnCase
5 1 (0.39%) Grafana
5 1 (0.39%) Graphite
5 1 (0.39%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (0.39%) Matomo
5 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.39%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.39%) QRadar
5 1 (0.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.39%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 23 (8.88%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.02%) Cisco
2 13 (5.02%) Google
3 12 (4.63%) Salesforce.com
4 11 (4.25%) Adobe
4 11 (4.25%) Citrix
4 11 (4.25%) Oracle
5 10 (3.86%) VMware
6 5 (1.93%) Bloomberg
6 5 (1.93%) Palo Alto
6 5 (1.93%) ServiceNow
6 5 (1.93%) Symantec
7 4 (1.54%) Cadence
7 4 (1.54%) Facebook
7 4 (1.54%) Sitecore
7 4 (1.54%) Teradata
8 3 (1.16%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.16%) HP
8 3 (1.16%) Netezza
8 3 (1.16%) Sybase