Period
to 4 April 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 4 April 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
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 41 53 58
Rank change year-on-year +12 +5 -16
Contract jobs citing Degree 245 398 395
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 4.69% 4.45% 4.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 30.55% 29.72% 29.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 296 293
Median daily rate £475 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -4.76% +10.53%
10th Percentile £302 £291 £288
90th Percentile £692 £700 £725
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 16
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.69% +1.75% +38.75%
10th Percentile £22.45 £18.31 £19.88
90th Percentile £52.40 £64.00 £127.50
London median hourly rate £36.70 £38.00 £27.83
% change year-on-year -3.42% +36.54% +1.20%

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 802 1,339 1,324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 15.35% 14.98% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 896 908
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £256 £263 £267
90th Percentile £663 £675 £688
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 42
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.18 £22.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.25% -4.84% +21.29%
10th Percentile £19.32 £17.50 £18.00
90th Percentile £52.25 £42.00 £53.20
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year - +62.79% -21.82%

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 4 April 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 4 April 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 4 April 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 +11 211 £500 - 177
City of Westminster +18 5 £415 -17.00% 2
West End of London +10 3 £538 +13.16% 6
Camden +8 2 - - 4
Kensington and Chelsea - 2 £420 -
Degree
London

For the 6 months to 4 April 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 87 (35.51%) Computer Science
2 78 (31.84%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (25.71%) Finance
4 48 (19.59%) Java
4 48 (19.59%) Computer Science Degree
5 42 (17.14%) SQL
5 42 (17.14%) Python
6 37 (15.10%) Analytical Skills
7 34 (13.88%) Scrum
8 33 (13.47%) JavaScript
8 33 (13.47%) Problem-Solving
9 31 (12.65%) C#
9 31 (12.65%) Mathematics
10 27 (11.02%) HTML
10 27 (11.02%) Project Management
11 26 (10.61%) AWS
11 26 (10.61%) Master's Degree
12 25 (10.20%) Web Services
13 23 (9.39%) Azure
13 23 (9.39%) Continuous Integration
13 23 (9.39%) Multithreading
14 22 (8.98%) QA
14 22 (8.98%) Test Automation
14 22 (8.98%) User Experience
15 21 (8.57%) Banking
15 21 (8.57%) Microsoft
15 21 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
16 20 (8.16%) CSS
16 20 (8.16%) TDD
16 20 (8.16%) SDLC

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 (4.90%) Confluence
2 11 (4.49%) Apache Spark
3 8 (3.27%) CMS
4 5 (2.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 5 (2.04%) Jupyter
4 5 (2.04%) WebLogic
4 5 (2.04%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.22%) SAS
7 2 (0.82%) Apache
7 2 (0.82%) DNN
7 2 (0.82%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.82%) IIS
7 2 (0.82%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.82%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.82%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.41%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 16 (6.53%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (4.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (2.04%) Sketch
4 3 (1.22%) InVision
5 2 (0.82%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.82%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (0.82%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.41%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.41%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.41%) Camtasia
6 1 (0.41%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.41%) InDesign
6 1 (0.41%) Maya
6 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.41%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.41%) SPSS
6 1 (0.41%) Stata
6 1 (0.41%) Weka
Business Applications
1 2 (0.82%) Sprinklr
2 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.41%) Eikon
2 1 (0.41%) FINCAD Analytics
2 1 (0.41%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.41%) Relativity
2 1 (0.41%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 26 (10.61%) AWS
2 23 (9.39%) Azure
3 10 (4.08%) GCP
4 8 (3.27%) GitHub
5 6 (2.45%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 6 (2.45%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 5 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (2.04%) Office 365
7 2 (0.82%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (0.82%) Apigee
7 2 (0.82%) SaaS
8 1 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.41%) AWS Step Functions
8 1 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.41%) G Suite
8 1 (0.41%) Google Play
8 1 (0.41%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.41%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.27%) Firewall
1 8 (3.27%) LAN
1 8 (3.27%) WAN
2 7 (2.86%) HTTP
2 7 (2.86%) VoIP
2 7 (2.86%) VPN
2 7 (2.86%) Wireless
3 6 (2.45%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (2.45%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (2.45%) IP Telephony
3 6 (2.45%) Network Security
4 5 (2.04%) BGP
4 5 (2.04%) Cisco IPT
4 5 (2.04%) HSRP
4 5 (2.04%) IPsec
4 5 (2.04%) Multicast
4 5 (2.04%) OSPF
4 5 (2.04%) VRRP
4 5 (2.04%) WLAN
5 4 (1.63%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.90%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.67%) Big Data
2 9 (3.67%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (3.67%) NoSQL
2 9 (3.67%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.45%) MySQL
4 5 (2.04%) Jackrabbit
4 5 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.63%) DB2
5 4 (1.63%) OLAP
5 4 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.22%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.22%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.22%) Redis
7 2 (0.82%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.82%) Flink
7 2 (0.82%) MS Access
7 2 (0.82%) QlikView
8 1 (0.41%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 19 (7.76%) JIRA
2 16 (6.53%) Git (software)
3 11 (4.49%) Jenkins
4 9 (3.67%) JUnit
5 7 (2.86%) Maven
6 6 (2.45%) JMeter
6 6 (2.45%) Selenium
7 5 (2.04%) Ant
7 5 (2.04%) git-flow
7 5 (2.04%) Gradle
7 5 (2.04%) Mockito
7 5 (2.04%) Subversion
7 5 (2.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 4 (1.63%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (1.63%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.22%) Axure RP
9 3 (1.22%) GitLab
9 3 (1.22%) Postman
9 3 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (1.22%) TestNG
General
1 63 (25.71%) Finance
2 21 (8.57%) Banking
3 19 (7.76%) Marketing
4 12 (4.90%) Front Office
5 11 (4.49%) Back Office
6 10 (4.08%) Telecoms
7 9 (3.67%) Investment Banking
8 8 (3.27%) Games
8 8 (3.27%) Legal
8 8 (3.27%) Public Sector
9 7 (2.86%) Publishing
10 6 (2.45%) Retail
11 4 (1.63%) Advertising
12 3 (1.22%) Financial Institution
12 3 (1.22%) German Language
12 3 (1.22%) Law
12 3 (1.22%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.82%) Italian Language
13 2 (0.82%) Local Government
13 2 (0.82%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 58 (23.67%) Developer
2 36 (14.69%) Analyst
3 14 (5.71%) C# Developer
4 13 (5.31%) Project Manager
5 12 (4.90%) Java Developer
6 11 (4.49%) Data Scientist
7 10 (4.08%) Business Analyst
8 9 (3.67%) Architect
9 8 (3.27%) Consultant
9 8 (3.27%) Python Developer
9 8 (3.27%) User Researcher
10 7 (2.86%) Business Systems Analyst
10 7 (2.86%) EDI Analyst
10 7 (2.86%) EDI Systems Analyst
10 7 (2.86%) Insurance Systems Analyst
10 7 (2.86%) Systems Analyst
11 6 (2.45%) Designer
11 6 (2.45%) Network Engineer
12 5 (2.04%) Data Analyst
12 5 (2.04%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (11.02%) HTML
2 25 (10.20%) Web Services
3 20 (8.16%) CSS
4 16 (6.53%) RESTful
5 14 (5.71%) .NET
5 14 (5.71%) AngularJS
6 13 (5.31%) React
6 13 (5.31%) XML
7 11 (4.49%) TensorFlow
8 9 (3.67%) REST
8 9 (3.67%) Spring
9 8 (3.27%) HTML5
10 7 (2.86%) EDI
10 7 (2.86%) Pandas
10 7 (2.86%) SciPy
11 6 (2.45%) JSON
11 6 (2.45%) MLlib
12 5 (2.04%) Kafka
12 5 (2.04%) OSGi
12 5 (2.04%) RxJava
Miscellaneous
1 37 (15.10%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (8.98%) User Experience
3 20 (8.16%) Greenfield Project
4 15 (6.12%) Data Structures
5 14 (5.71%) Algorithms
6 12 (4.90%) Hedge funds
7 9 (3.67%) Social Media
8 8 (3.27%) Management Information System
8 8 (3.27%) Mobile App
9 7 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (2.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (2.45%) Mobile Payment
10 6 (2.45%) Video\Live Streaming
10 6 (2.45%) Virtual Team
11 5 (2.04%) Data Centre
11 5 (2.04%) Derivative
11 5 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
12 4 (1.63%) Video on Demand
13 3 (1.22%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 15 (6.12%) Windows
2 10 (4.08%) Linux
3 6 (2.45%) Windows 10
4 5 (2.04%) Android
4 5 (2.04%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.63%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.22%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.22%) Mac OS
6 3 (1.22%) Unix
7 2 (0.82%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.41%) Solaris
8 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (35.51%) Computer Science
2 78 (31.84%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (13.88%) Scrum
4 33 (13.47%) Problem-Solving
5 31 (12.65%) Mathematics
6 27 (11.02%) Project Management
7 23 (9.39%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (9.39%) Multithreading
8 22 (8.98%) Test Automation
9 21 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
10 20 (8.16%) SDLC
10 20 (8.16%) TDD
11 19 (7.76%) OO
12 17 (6.94%) OOP
12 17 (6.94%) Physics
13 16 (6.53%) Machine Learning
13 16 (6.53%) User Acceptance Testing
14 15 (6.12%) ITIL
14 15 (6.12%) Software Engineering
14 15 (6.12%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 48 (19.59%) Java
2 42 (17.14%) Python
2 42 (17.14%) SQL
3 33 (13.47%) JavaScript
4 31 (12.65%) C#
5 9 (3.67%) C
5 9 (3.67%) C++
6 8 (3.27%) TypeScript
7 7 (2.86%) Kotlin
7 7 (2.86%) R
8 6 (2.45%) Apex Code
8 6 (2.45%) PHP
8 6 (2.45%) PowerShell
8 6 (2.45%) VBA
9 5 (2.04%) Java 8
9 5 (2.04%) Scala
10 3 (1.22%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.82%) Haskell
11 2 (0.82%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (19.59%) Computer Science Degree
2 26 (10.61%) Master's Degree
3 7 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (2.86%) ISTQB
3 7 (2.86%) PhD
4 6 (2.45%) CCNP
5 4 (1.63%) MBA
5 4 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.63%) Numerate Degree
5 4 (1.63%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.22%) ISEB
6 3 (1.22%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.82%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.82%) CIPD
7 2 (0.82%) CISM
7 2 (0.82%) CISSP
7 2 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (0.82%) PMP
7 2 (0.82%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.82%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (8.98%) QA
2 6 (2.45%) GDPR
3 4 (1.63%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.82%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.82%) SLA
5 1 (0.41%) COBIT
5 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.41%) NIST
System Software
1 7 (2.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.22%) XenDesktop
3 2 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.82%) vSphere
4 1 (0.41%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.41%) Docker
4 1 (0.41%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.41%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (2.04%) Terraform
2 4 (1.63%) Grafana
3 3 (1.22%) Kibana
4 2 (0.82%) Ansible
5 1 (0.41%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.41%) Control-M
5 1 (0.41%) EnCase
5 1 (0.41%) Graphite
5 1 (0.41%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.41%) Netcool
5 1 (0.41%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.41%) Puppet
5 1 (0.41%) QRadar
5 1 (0.41%) SCCM
5 1 (0.41%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.41%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.41%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 21 (8.57%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.31%) Cisco
2 13 (5.31%) Oracle
3 12 (4.90%) Google
4 11 (4.49%) Adobe
5 10 (4.08%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (3.67%) Atlassian
7 6 (2.45%) Citrix
7 6 (2.45%) ServiceNow
8 5 (2.04%) Palo Alto
9 4 (1.63%) Cognos
9 4 (1.63%) Ericsson
9 4 (1.63%) Teradata
9 4 (1.63%) VMware
10 3 (1.22%) Bloomberg
10 3 (1.22%) HP
10 3 (1.22%) Netezza
10 3 (1.22%) SAP
10 3 (1.22%) Sybase
11 2 (0.82%) Cadence