Period
to 18 February 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Algorithms in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Algorithms over the 6 months to 18 February 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 140 151 168
Rank change year-on-year +11 +17 +23
Contract jobs citing Algorithms 116 97 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.72% 1.38% 1.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.22% 3.27% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 81 60
City of London median daily rate £600 £617 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.76% +2.83% +9.09%
10th Percentile £423 £463 £425
90th Percentile £713 £813 £688
Central London median daily rate £575 £600 £590
% change year-on-year -4.17% +1.69% +7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 the City of London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2,748 2,962 2,411
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 40.66% 42.26% 39.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,090 2,353 1,843
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £288 £316 £313
90th Percentile £700 £725 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £480
% change year-on-year - +9.38% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 44 27
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £21.63 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.53% +13.82% -0.51%
10th Percentile £12.91 £12.58 £13.25
90th Percentile £37.09 £47.58 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -13.02% +13.16% -2.55%

Algorithms
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Algorithms as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Algorithms in the City of London

Algorithms
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Algorithms in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Algorithms in the City of London

Algorithms
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Algorithms in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Algorithms in the City of London

Algorithms
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Algorithms in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 City of London region with a requirement for Algorithms.

1 62 (53.45%) Python
2 50 (43.10%) SQL
3 48 (41.38%) Data Structures
4 42 (36.21%) Java
5 40 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (32.76%) Finance
7 34 (29.31%) Machine Learning
8 33 (28.45%) Data Science
9 31 (26.72%) Scala
9 31 (26.72%) Amazon AWS
9 31 (26.72%) OO
10 28 (24.14%) Degree
11 27 (23.28%) Computer Science
12 23 (19.83%) NumPy
12 23 (19.83%) C++
12 23 (19.83%) Apache Spark
13 22 (18.97%) Flask
13 22 (18.97%) React
14 21 (18.10%) Pandas
15 19 (16.38%) Linux
15 19 (16.38%) OOD
15 19 (16.38%) Hedge funds
15 19 (16.38%) Big Data
16 17 (14.66%) Client/Server
16 17 (14.66%) Analytical Skills
16 17 (14.66%) Problem-Solving
17 16 (13.79%) Backtesting
17 16 (13.79%) Automated Trading
17 16 (13.79%) IPython
17 16 (13.79%) Artificial Intelligence

Algorithms
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 23 (19.83%) Apache Spark
2 16 (13.79%) IPython
3 9 (7.76%) SharePoint
4 8 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (6.90%) MS Exchange
5 5 (4.31%) SAS
6 3 (2.59%) Apache
7 2 (1.72%) Confluence
7 2 (1.72%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.72%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.86%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.86%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.86%) Jupyter
Applications
1 7 (6.03%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.72%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.72%) InVision
4 1 (0.86%) Weka
Cloud Services
1 31 (26.72%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (11.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (9.48%) AWS CloudFormation
4 8 (6.90%) Office 365
5 6 (5.17%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (4.31%) Amazon EMR
7 3 (2.59%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
8 2 (1.72%) AWS CodePipeline
8 2 (1.72%) Datadog
9 1 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.86%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.86%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.86%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.86%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.86%) GitHub
9 1 (0.86%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.86%) Sauce Labs
9 1 (0.86%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.90%) IMAP
1 8 (6.90%) SMTP
2 7 (6.03%) WAAS
3 5 (4.31%) Skype
4 3 (2.59%) HTTP
5 1 (0.86%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.86%) Internet
5 1 (0.86%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (16.38%) Big Data
2 14 (12.07%) Hadoop
2 14 (12.07%) NoSQL
3 7 (6.03%) Apache Hive
3 7 (6.03%) Redis
4 6 (5.17%) SQL Server
5 5 (4.31%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (4.31%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.45%) Data Mining
6 4 (3.45%) HBase
7 3 (2.59%) Blockchain
7 3 (2.59%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (2.59%) Power BI
7 3 (2.59%) Spotfire
7 3 (2.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.72%) Amazon Aurora
8 2 (1.72%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.72%) Impala
Development Applications
1 12 (10.34%) Git (software)
2 10 (8.62%) Jenkins
3 7 (6.03%) JUnit
4 5 (4.31%) TestNG
5 4 (3.45%) Jasmine
5 4 (3.45%) JSUnit
5 4 (3.45%) Mocha
6 3 (2.59%) JIRA
6 3 (2.59%) Maven
6 3 (2.59%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (1.72%) Babel
7 2 (1.72%) Grunt
7 2 (1.72%) gulp
7 2 (1.72%) Mercurial
7 2 (1.72%) Mockito
7 2 (1.72%) Subversion
7 2 (1.72%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.72%) webpack
8 1 (0.86%) GoCD
8 1 (0.86%) JBehave
General
1 38 (32.76%) Finance
2 9 (7.76%) Marketing
3 7 (6.03%) Banking
3 7 (6.03%) Front Office
4 4 (3.45%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.72%) Retail
6 1 (0.86%) Legal
6 1 (0.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 60 (51.72%) Developer
2 21 (18.10%) Python Developer
3 16 (13.79%) Data Scientist
3 16 (13.79%) Quantitative Developer
4 14 (12.07%) Scala Developer
5 13 (11.21%) Java Developer
6 10 (8.62%) Data Engineer
7 5 (4.31%) Python Engineer
7 5 (4.31%) Senior Data Scientist
8 4 (3.45%) AWS Developer
8 4 (3.45%) Big Data Engineer
8 4 (3.45%) Machine Learning Engineer
8 4 (3.45%) Messaging Engineer
8 4 (3.45%) Senior Developer
8 4 (3.45%) Software Engineer
9 3 (2.59%) Agile Java Developer
9 3 (2.59%) Analyst
9 3 (2.59%) Apache Spark Developer
9 3 (2.59%) Azure Engineer
9 3 (2.59%) Machine Learning Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (19.83%) NumPy
2 22 (18.97%) Flask
2 22 (18.97%) React
3 21 (18.10%) Pandas
4 15 (12.93%) Kafka
5 11 (9.48%) RESTful
6 9 (7.76%) Spring
7 8 (6.90%) Node.js
7 8 (6.90%) Redux
7 8 (6.90%) REST
7 8 (6.90%) TensorFlow
8 7 (6.03%) .NET
9 6 (5.17%) CSS
9 6 (5.17%) CSS3
9 6 (5.17%) HTML
9 6 (5.17%) HTML5
9 6 (5.17%) scikit-learn
10 4 (3.45%) MLlib
10 4 (3.45%) PyMC3
10 4 (3.45%) Theano
Miscellaneous
1 48 (41.38%) Data Structures
2 19 (16.38%) Hedge funds
3 17 (14.66%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (14.66%) Client/Server
4 7 (6.03%) Fintech
5 6 (5.17%) User Experience
6 5 (4.31%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (4.31%) NHS
7 3 (2.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (2.59%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.59%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.72%) Analytical Mindset
8 2 (1.72%) Equities
8 2 (1.72%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.86%) Blog
9 1 (0.86%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.86%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.86%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.86%) Social Media
9 1 (0.86%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 19 (16.38%) Linux
2 8 (6.90%) Windows
2 8 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.86%) Android
3 1 (0.86%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (29.31%) Machine Learning
3 33 (28.45%) Data Science
4 31 (26.72%) OO
5 27 (23.28%) Computer Science
6 19 (16.38%) OOD
7 17 (14.66%) Problem-Solving
8 16 (13.79%) Artificial Intelligence
8 16 (13.79%) Automated Trading
8 16 (13.79%) Backtesting
9 15 (12.93%) Analytics
9 15 (12.93%) TDD
10 14 (12.07%) Software Engineering
10 14 (12.07%) Statistics
11 13 (11.21%) Mathematics
11 13 (11.21%) OOP
12 12 (10.34%) Unit Testing
13 9 (7.76%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (7.76%) Deep Learning
13 9 (7.76%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 62 (53.45%) Python
2 50 (43.10%) SQL
3 42 (36.21%) Java
4 31 (26.72%) Scala
5 23 (19.83%) C++
6 16 (13.79%) Cython
7 11 (9.48%) PHP
7 11 (9.48%) R
8 10 (8.62%) C#
9 9 (7.76%) JavaScript
10 8 (6.90%) PowerShell
11 6 (5.17%) Java 8
12 5 (4.31%) MATLAB
13 3 (2.59%) TypeScript
14 2 (1.72%) XAML
15 1 (0.86%) AWK
15 1 (0.86%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.86%) Perl
15 1 (0.86%) Ruby
15 1 (0.86%) sed
Qualifications
1 28 (24.14%) Degree
2 11 (9.48%) Master's Degree
3 7 (6.03%) PhD
4 4 (3.45%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.86%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.90%) QA
2 1 (0.86%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (8.62%) Docker
2 5 (4.31%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.59%) Apache Flume
4 2 (1.72%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (1.72%) etcd
Systems Management
1 12 (10.34%) Terraform
2 3 (2.59%) Ansible
3 2 (1.72%) Consul
3 2 (1.72%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (1.72%) Kibana
3 2 (1.72%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.86%) collectd
4 1 (0.86%) Fluentd
4 1 (0.86%) Packer
4 1 (0.86%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.86%) StatsD
Vendors
1 11 (9.48%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.17%) Cloudera
2 6 (5.17%) Oracle
3 5 (4.31%) Talend
4 4 (3.45%) Hortonworks
4 4 (3.45%) Tableau
5 3 (2.59%) Alteryx
5 3 (2.59%) Google
5 3 (2.59%) Informatica
6 2 (1.72%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.72%) New Relic
6 2 (1.72%) Rackspace
6 2 (1.72%) Sybase
7 1 (0.86%) Adobe
7 1 (0.86%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 1 (0.86%) Databricks
7 1 (0.86%) Lotus
7 1 (0.86%) PagerDuty
7 1 (0.86%) Perfecto Mobile