Period
to 6 August 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 6 August 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
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 38 53 46
Rank change year-on-year +15 -7 +4
Contract jobs citing Degree 150 365 446
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 5.56% 4.36% 4.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.59% 30.96% 33.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 278 327
Median daily rate £450 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - +3.63%
10th Percentile £213 £293 £308
90th Percentile £599 £700 £675
London median daily rate £475 £502 £500
% change year-on-year -5.28% +0.30% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 13
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.59 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.28% +18.36% +38.97%
10th Percentile £22.10 £12.28 £12.65
90th Percentile £40.95 £63.00 £66.50
London median hourly rate £35.00 £44.35 £37.50
% change year-on-year -21.07% +18.25% +57.89%

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 507 1,179 1,343
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 18.78% 14.10% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 810 936
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £264 £300 £290
90th Percentile £638 £675 £688
London median daily rate £500 £513 £500
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 66
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.93 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.64% +22.62% -
10th Percentile £15.60 £11.25 £14.13
90th Percentile £44.65 £57.30 £34.38
Median hourly rate £35.00 £34.76 £20.00
% change year-on-year +0.70% +73.78% -4.83%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Central London

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Degree in Central London.

Daily rate trend for Degree in Central London

Degree
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Degree in Central London over the 6 months to 6 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Degree in Central London

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Degree in Central London.

Hourly rate trend for Degree in Central London

Degree
Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Degree in Central London over the 6 months to 6 August 2020.

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 6 August 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 +4 124 £475 -9.52% 124
City of Westminster +27 4 £429 -4.72%
Kensington and Chelsea - 2 £420 -
West End of London +12 1 £473 +11.18% 7
Lambeth - 1 £650 -
Degree
London

For the 6 months to 6 August 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 63 (42.00%) Computer Science
2 54 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (32.67%) Finance
4 44 (29.33%) SQL
5 35 (23.33%) Computer Science Degree
6 29 (19.33%) Problem-Solving
7 28 (18.67%) Analytical Skills
8 26 (17.33%) Java
9 24 (16.00%) Python
9 24 (16.00%) Project Management
10 23 (15.33%) Mathematics
11 21 (14.00%) Microsoft
12 20 (13.33%) JavaScript
12 20 (13.33%) Scrum
12 20 (13.33%) Banking
13 19 (12.67%) Azure
14 16 (10.67%) CSS
15 15 (10.00%) C#
15 15 (10.00%) AWS
16 14 (9.33%) Marketing
16 14 (9.33%) .NET
16 14 (9.33%) Microsoft Office
16 14 (9.33%) Target Operating Model
17 13 (8.67%) Front Office
17 13 (8.67%) Test Automation
17 13 (8.67%) User Acceptance Testing
18 12 (8.00%) JIRA
18 12 (8.00%) Physics
18 12 (8.00%) TDD
18 12 (8.00%) SQL Server

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 12 (8.00%) Apache Spark
2 10 (6.67%) Confluence
3 5 (3.33%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.67%) Apache
5 3 (2.00%) IIS
6 2 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.67%) Appian
7 1 (0.67%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.67%) JBoss
7 1 (0.67%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.67%) SAS
Applications
1 14 (9.33%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (2.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (2.00%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (1.33%) Figma
5 2 (1.33%) InVision
5 2 (1.33%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.67%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.67%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.67%) Camtasia
6 1 (0.67%) InDesign
6 1 (0.67%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.67%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.67%) Sketch
6 1 (0.67%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 4 (2.67%) Sprinklr
2 2 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.33%) SAP CO
2 2 (1.33%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.33%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.67%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.67%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.67%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.67%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 19 (12.67%) Azure
2 15 (10.00%) AWS
3 6 (4.00%) GCP
4 5 (3.33%) Office 365
5 4 (2.67%) npm
5 4 (2.67%) Power Platform
5 4 (2.67%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 4 (2.67%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 2 (1.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 2 (1.33%) Apigee
6 2 (1.33%) GitHub
6 2 (1.33%) Serverless
7 1 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.67%) Dropbox
7 1 (0.67%) Google Drive
7 1 (0.67%) Google Play
7 1 (0.67%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.67%) PaaS
7 1 (0.67%) SaaS
7 1 (0.67%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.67%) Internet
2 3 (2.00%) 2G
2 3 (2.00%) 3G
2 3 (2.00%) 4G
2 3 (2.00%) 5G
3 2 (1.33%) DNS
3 2 (1.33%) FTP
3 2 (1.33%) SSH
3 2 (1.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.67%) DHCP
4 1 (0.67%) Firewall
4 1 (0.67%) Intranet
4 1 (0.67%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.67%) LAN
4 1 (0.67%) SNMP
4 1 (0.67%) VoIP
4 1 (0.67%) VPN
4 1 (0.67%) WAN
4 1 (0.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.00%) Hadoop
2 9 (6.00%) MySQL
3 7 (4.67%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (4.67%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.33%) Big Data
4 5 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.67%) Power BI
6 3 (2.00%) DB2
6 3 (2.00%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.00%) OLAP
7 2 (1.33%) Parquet
8 1 (0.67%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.67%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (0.67%) Impala
8 1 (0.67%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.67%) Redis
8 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (8.00%) JIRA
2 6 (4.00%) Git (software)
3 5 (3.33%) Selenium
4 4 (2.67%) Cypress.io
5 3 (2.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.00%) Postman
5 3 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.33%) Axure RP
6 2 (1.33%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.33%) GitLab
6 2 (1.33%) VersionOne
7 1 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.67%) Balsamiq
7 1 (0.67%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.67%) MSI
7 1 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.67%) Protractor
7 1 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.67%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.67%) Zephyr
General
1 49 (32.67%) Finance
2 20 (13.33%) Banking
3 14 (9.33%) Marketing
4 13 (8.67%) Front Office
5 9 (6.00%) Investment Banking
5 9 (6.00%) Public Sector
6 7 (4.67%) Legal
7 5 (3.33%) Retail
8 4 (2.67%) German Language
8 4 (2.67%) Telecoms
9 3 (2.00%) Back Office
9 3 (2.00%) Japanese Language
9 3 (2.00%) Local Government
9 3 (2.00%) Social Science
10 2 (1.33%) Financial Institution
10 2 (1.33%) French Language
10 2 (1.33%) International Banking
10 2 (1.33%) Italian Language
10 2 (1.33%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (24.00%) Developer
2 27 (18.00%) Analyst
3 13 (8.67%) Business Systems Analyst
3 13 (8.67%) Insurance Systems Analyst
3 13 (8.67%) Systems Analyst
4 11 (7.33%) EDI Analyst
4 11 (7.33%) EDI Systems Analyst
5 9 (6.00%) Consultant
6 7 (4.67%) Java Developer
7 6 (4.00%) Agile Developer
7 6 (4.00%) Agile Java Developer
7 6 (4.00%) Project Manager
7 6 (4.00%) User Researcher
8 5 (3.33%) Data Analyst
8 5 (3.33%) Data Scientist
8 5 (3.33%) Junior
8 5 (3.33%) Salesforce Developer
9 4 (2.67%) Designer
9 4 (2.67%) Support Engineer
9 4 (2.67%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.67%) CSS
2 14 (9.33%) .NET
3 11 (7.33%) EDI
4 10 (6.67%) HTML
5 9 (6.00%) Web Services
6 7 (4.67%) REST
7 6 (4.00%) .NET Core
7 6 (4.00%) Node.js
8 5 (3.33%) AngularJS
8 5 (3.33%) XML
9 4 (2.67%) ASP.NET
9 4 (2.67%) React
9 4 (2.67%) Redux
9 4 (2.67%) RxJS
10 3 (2.00%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (2.00%) jQuery
10 3 (2.00%) Pandas
10 3 (2.00%) TensorFlow
11 2 (1.33%) FIX Protocol
11 2 (1.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 28 (18.67%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.33%) Social Media
3 9 (6.00%) Management Information System
3 9 (6.00%) User Experience
4 7 (4.67%) Algorithms
4 7 (4.67%) Virtual Team
5 4 (2.67%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.00%) Blog
6 3 (2.00%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.00%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (2.00%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.33%) AS400
7 2 (1.33%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.33%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.33%) iSeries
7 2 (1.33%) PMI
7 2 (1.33%) Reference Data
7 2 (1.33%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.00%) Windows
2 10 (6.67%) Linux
3 5 (3.33%) Unix
4 4 (2.67%) Windows 10
4 4 (2.67%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.00%) Android
6 2 (1.33%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.33%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.33%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.67%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.67%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (42.00%) Computer Science
2 54 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (19.33%) Problem-Solving
4 24 (16.00%) Project Management
5 23 (15.33%) Mathematics
6 20 (13.33%) Scrum
7 14 (9.33%) Target Operating Model
8 13 (8.67%) Test Automation
8 13 (8.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (8.00%) Physics
9 12 (8.00%) TDD
10 11 (7.33%) Change Management
10 11 (7.33%) DevOps
10 11 (7.33%) Regulatory Compliance
10 11 (7.33%) SDLC
10 11 (7.33%) Translating Business Requirements
11 10 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (6.67%) ITIL
11 10 (6.67%) Migration
11 10 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (29.33%) SQL
2 26 (17.33%) Java
3 24 (16.00%) Python
4 20 (13.33%) JavaScript
5 15 (10.00%) C#
6 7 (4.67%) Scala
7 6 (4.00%) C
7 6 (4.00%) VBA
8 5 (3.33%) Apex Code
8 5 (3.33%) R
9 4 (2.67%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.67%) T-SQL
10 3 (2.00%) ABAP
10 3 (2.00%) PHP
11 2 (1.33%) C++
11 2 (1.33%) Java 8
11 2 (1.33%) Kotlin
11 2 (1.33%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.67%) Perl
12 1 (0.67%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 35 (23.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 12 (8.00%) Numerate Degree
3 10 (6.67%) Master's Degree
4 6 (4.00%) ISTQB
5 4 (2.67%) CISSP
5 4 (2.67%) PhD
5 4 (2.67%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.00%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.33%) AWS Certification
7 2 (1.33%) CISA
7 2 (1.33%) CISM
7 2 (1.33%) ISEB
7 2 (1.33%) MBA
7 2 (1.33%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.33%) PMP
7 2 (1.33%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.67%) ACCA
8 1 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.67%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.00%) QA
2 3 (2.00%) MiFID
3 2 (1.33%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.33%) GDPR
3 2 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.33%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.33%) PMO
3 2 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.33%) SLA
4 1 (0.67%) COBIT
4 1 (0.67%) EMIR
4 1 (0.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.67%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.33%) Docker
2 2 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.67%) Squid
3 1 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (4.00%) Terraform
2 3 (2.00%) Grafana
2 3 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.00%) Kibana
3 2 (1.33%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.67%) Ansible
4 1 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.67%) Netcool
4 1 (0.67%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 1 (0.67%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.67%) Oozie
4 1 (0.67%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.67%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 21 (14.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.33%) Atlassian
2 8 (5.33%) Oracle
3 7 (4.67%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (3.33%) Adobe
4 5 (3.33%) Google
5 4 (2.67%) SAP
6 3 (2.00%) Cisco
6 3 (2.00%) Cognos
6 3 (2.00%) Facebook
6 3 (2.00%) Instagram
6 3 (2.00%) Twitter
6 3 (2.00%) YouTube
7 2 (1.33%) Citrix
7 2 (1.33%) DocuSign
7 2 (1.33%) Ericsson
7 2 (1.33%) HP
7 2 (1.33%) MuleSoft
7 2 (1.33%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.33%) Tableau