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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 18 May 2022 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 46 35 36
Rank change year-on-year -11 +1 +13
Contract jobs citing Degree 208 169 169
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 4.95% 6.09% 5.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 28.89% 37.39% 31.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 93 109
10th Percentile £454 £313 £290
25th Percentile £513 £425 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £560 £550 £500
Median % change year-on-year +1.82% +10.00% -4.76%
75th Percentile £638 £630 £556
90th Percentile £725 £738 £625
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £454
% change year-on-year - +21.15% -12.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 5
10th Percentile £18.50 £13.90 £31.70
25th Percentile £31.13 £17.50 £44.75
Median hourly rate £43.50 £27.00 £48.50
Median % change year-on-year +61.11% -44.33% +134.92%
75th Percentile £55.25 £28.75 £52.25
90th Percentile £64.15 £37.30 £52.70
Central London median hourly rate £43.50 £21.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year +107.14% -55.79% +124.27%

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 the City of London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
City of London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 720 452 536
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 17.15% 16.29% 16.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 483 306 362
10th Percentile £363 £304 £282
25th Percentile £486 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £643 £638 £588
90th Percentile £725 £716 £650
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £487
% change year-on-year +4.76% +7.91% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 7 8
10th Percentile £18.50 £14.35 £12.23
25th Percentile £37.75 £16.88 £20.05
Median hourly rate £45.50 £25.00 £35.75
Median % change year-on-year +82.00% -30.07% +73.17%
75th Percentile £57.00 £27.88 £52.25
90th Percentile £66.95 £34.45 £52.48
Central London median hourly rate £45.50 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +127.50% -20.00% +21.09%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Degree in the City of London

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Degree in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Degree in the City of London

Degree
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Degree in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Degree in the City of London

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Degree in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Degree in the City of London

Degree
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Degree in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Degree in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 May 2022, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Degree.

1 92 (44.23%) Computer Science
2 79 (37.98%) Finance
3 71 (34.13%) Social Skills
4 59 (28.37%) Computer Science Degree
5 48 (23.08%) Azure
6 47 (22.60%) Microsoft
7 46 (22.12%) Agile
8 42 (20.19%) Mathematics
9 41 (19.71%) ITIL
10 39 (18.75%) Banking
11 36 (17.31%) Project Management
12 34 (16.35%) Java
13 33 (15.87%) SQL
14 31 (14.90%) Active Directory
15 30 (14.42%) Migration
16 28 (13.46%) PRINCE2
17 27 (12.98%) Python
17 27 (12.98%) PowerShell
18 24 (11.54%) Investment Banking
18 24 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
18 24 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
19 23 (11.06%) SCCM
19 23 (11.06%) DevOps
20 22 (10.58%) Microsoft 365
20 22 (10.58%) Cisco Certification
21 21 (10.10%) CCNA
22 20 (9.62%) Microsoft Certification
22 20 (9.62%) MCSE
22 20 (9.62%) Azure Active Directory
23 19 (9.13%) MCP

Degree
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 7 (3.37%) Confluence
2 6 (2.88%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.44%) IBM Notes
3 3 (1.44%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.44%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.96%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.48%) Apache
5 1 (0.48%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.48%) SAS
5 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (4.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (2.40%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (1.92%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (1.44%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.96%) Adobe XD
6 2 (0.96%) InVision
6 2 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.48%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.48%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.48%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.48%) Revit
7 1 (0.48%) Sketch
7 1 (0.48%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 5 (2.40%) MoSes
2 2 (0.96%) Elite 3E
2 2 (0.96%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
2 2 (0.96%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.96%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.96%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.48%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.48%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 48 (23.08%) Azure
2 22 (10.58%) Microsoft 365
3 20 (9.62%) Azure Active Directory
4 13 (6.25%) AWS
5 10 (4.81%) GCP
6 5 (2.40%) OpenShift
6 5 (2.40%) Power Platform
7 3 (1.44%) GitHub
7 3 (1.44%) PaaS
7 3 (1.44%) SaaS
8 2 (0.96%) Amazon SageMaker
8 2 (0.96%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 2 (0.96%) Azure Key Vault
8 2 (0.96%) Azure Service Bus
8 2 (0.96%) Azure Storage
8 2 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.96%) IaaS
8 2 (0.96%) Serverless
8 2 (0.96%) Tricentis Tosca
9 1 (0.48%) Azure Pipelines
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.37%) Firewall
2 6 (2.88%) SSL
3 5 (2.40%) DHCP
3 5 (2.40%) DNS
3 5 (2.40%) Network Security
4 4 (1.92%) Internet
4 4 (1.92%) SD-WAN
4 4 (1.92%) WAN
5 3 (1.44%) IPv6
5 3 (1.44%) NAS
5 3 (1.44%) NGN
5 3 (1.44%) VoIP
5 3 (1.44%) VPN
6 2 (0.96%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.96%) Wireless
7 1 (0.48%) BGP
7 1 (0.48%) DMZ
7 1 (0.48%) IPsec
7 1 (0.48%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.48%) NGFW
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (5.77%) SQL Server
3 10 (4.81%) DB2
4 8 (3.85%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.88%) Big Data
6 4 (1.92%) Apache Hive
6 4 (1.92%) BigQuery
6 4 (1.92%) MySQL
6 4 (1.92%) Power BI
7 3 (1.44%) Data Mining
7 3 (1.44%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.44%) Tableau
8 2 (0.96%) Bigtable
8 2 (0.96%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.96%) Looker
8 2 (0.96%) Parquet
8 2 (0.96%) Qlik Sense
8 2 (0.96%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.96%) Redis
Development Applications
1 18 (8.65%) JIRA
2 10 (4.81%) Eclipse
2 10 (4.81%) Git (software)
2 10 (4.81%) TeamCity
3 8 (3.85%) Bitbucket
3 8 (3.85%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.44%) Artifactory
4 3 (1.44%) GitLab
4 3 (1.44%) Maven
4 3 (1.44%) Selenium
5 2 (0.96%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.96%) eggPlant
5 2 (0.96%) HP UFT
5 2 (0.96%) IntelliJ
5 2 (0.96%) JMeter
5 2 (0.96%) LoadRunner
5 2 (0.96%) Rational Robot
5 2 (0.96%) SilkTest
5 2 (0.96%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 79 (37.98%) Finance
2 71 (34.13%) Social Skills
3 39 (18.75%) Banking
4 24 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (11.54%) Investment Banking
5 19 (9.13%) Front Office
6 18 (8.65%) Presentation Skills
7 13 (6.25%) Publishing
8 10 (4.81%) Influencing Skills
8 10 (4.81%) Telecoms
9 9 (4.33%) Legal
9 9 (4.33%) Spanish Language
10 7 (3.37%) Financial Institution
11 3 (1.44%) Advertising
11 3 (1.44%) Marketing
11 3 (1.44%) Organisational Skills
11 3 (1.44%) Public Sector
11 3 (1.44%) Retail
11 3 (1.44%) Social Science
12 2 (0.96%) French Language
Job Titles
1 48 (23.08%) Analyst
2 32 (15.38%) Architect
3 30 (14.42%) Developer
4 20 (9.62%) Azure Architect
5 19 (9.13%) Java Developer
6 14 (6.73%) Project Manager
6 14 (6.73%) Senior Developer
7 12 (5.77%) Senior Java Developer
8 11 (5.29%) Data Analyst
9 10 (4.81%) Business Analyst
9 10 (4.81%) Business Systems Analyst
9 10 (4.81%) Insurance Systems Analyst
9 10 (4.81%) IT Manager
9 10 (4.81%) Systems Analyst
10 8 (3.85%) Consultant
10 8 (3.85%) Qualitative Analyst
10 8 (3.85%) Quantitative Analyst
11 7 (3.37%) Administrator
11 7 (3.37%) Programme Manager
12 6 (2.88%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.85%) .NET
2 7 (3.37%) HTML
3 6 (2.88%) CSS
3 6 (2.88%) React
4 4 (1.92%) AngularJS
4 4 (1.92%) Kafka
4 4 (1.92%) OAuth
4 4 (1.92%) REST
4 4 (1.92%) Spring
5 3 (1.44%) J2EE
5 3 (1.44%) JWT
5 3 (1.44%) Web Services
6 2 (0.96%) .NET Core
6 2 (0.96%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.96%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (0.96%) Entity Framework
6 2 (0.96%) Gherkin
6 2 (0.96%) Hibernate
6 2 (0.96%) SignalR
6 2 (0.96%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.73%) Social Media
2 13 (6.25%) User Experience
3 10 (4.81%) Data Centre
3 10 (4.81%) iSeries
3 10 (4.81%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.37%) Algorithms
5 6 (2.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (2.88%) PMI
5 6 (2.88%) Reinsurance
6 5 (2.40%) Derivative
6 5 (2.40%) Fixed Income
6 5 (2.40%) Hedge funds
7 4 (1.92%) Legacy Systems
7 4 (1.92%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.44%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.44%) Cloud Native
8 3 (1.44%) CMDB
8 3 (1.44%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.96%) Graphic Design
9 2 (0.96%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (7.21%) Windows
2 14 (6.73%) Linux
3 5 (2.40%) Unix
3 5 (2.40%) Windows 10
4 4 (1.92%) Android
5 3 (1.44%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.44%) Mac OS
5 3 (1.44%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.44%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (44.23%) Computer Science
2 46 (22.12%) Agile
3 42 (20.19%) Mathematics
4 41 (19.71%) ITIL
5 36 (17.31%) Project Management
6 30 (14.42%) Migration
7 28 (13.46%) PRINCE2
8 24 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
9 23 (11.06%) DevOps
10 17 (8.17%) CI/CD
10 17 (8.17%) Project Delivery
10 17 (8.17%) Statistics
11 16 (7.69%) TDD
12 15 (7.21%) Physics
12 15 (7.21%) Risk Management
13 14 (6.73%) Software Engineering
13 14 (6.73%) Test Automation
14 13 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (6.25%) Systems Analysis
15 12 (5.77%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 34 (16.35%) Java
2 33 (15.87%) SQL
3 27 (12.98%) PowerShell
3 27 (12.98%) Python
4 15 (7.21%) C++
5 12 (5.77%) Kotlin
6 11 (5.29%) C#
7 8 (3.85%) JavaScript
7 8 (3.85%) Scala
8 6 (2.88%) R
9 3 (1.44%) Perl
9 3 (1.44%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.96%) Bash
10 2 (0.96%) C
10 2 (0.96%) Groovy
10 2 (0.96%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.96%) VB
11 1 (0.48%) ES6
11 1 (0.48%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.48%) VBA
Qualifications
1 59 (28.37%) Computer Science Degree
2 22 (10.58%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (10.10%) CCNA
4 20 (9.62%) MCSE
4 20 (9.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (9.13%) MCP
5 19 (9.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 18 (8.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 18 (8.65%) MCSA
7 17 (8.17%) PhD
8 10 (4.81%) PMI Certification
9 9 (4.33%) Numerate Degree
10 7 (3.37%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (3.37%) Master's Degree
10 7 (3.37%) PMP
11 5 (2.40%) CISSP
12 3 (1.44%) CISA
12 3 (1.44%) ISTQB
12 3 (1.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (1.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.88%) GDPR
1 6 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (2.88%) PMO
2 4 (1.92%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.92%) NIST
3 3 (1.44%) Accessibility
3 3 (1.44%) COBIT
3 3 (1.44%) QA
4 2 (0.96%) SLA
5 1 (0.48%) CDISC
5 1 (0.48%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.48%) LOINC
5 1 (0.48%) NCSC
5 1 (0.48%) SNOMED CT
5 1 (0.48%) WCAG
System Software
1 31 (14.90%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.88%) Docker
3 5 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.96%) HDFS
5 1 (0.48%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.48%) NFS
5 1 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.48%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.48%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (11.06%) SCCM
2 12 (5.77%) Kubernetes
3 6 (2.88%) Terraform
4 4 (1.92%) Nexpose
5 2 (0.96%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 2 (0.96%) Ansible
5 2 (0.96%) CA Service Virtualization
5 2 (0.96%) Grafana
5 2 (0.96%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (0.96%) Prometheus
5 2 (0.96%) WebSphere Cast Iron
6 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.48%) Nessus
6 1 (0.48%) SCOM
6 1 (0.48%) vRealize
6 1 (0.48%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 1 (0.48%) VxRail
Vendors
1 47 (22.60%) Microsoft
2 10 (4.81%) Cisco
3 9 (4.33%) Google
4 8 (3.85%) Oracle
5 6 (2.88%) IBM
5 6 (2.88%) ServiceNow
5 6 (2.88%) VMware
6 5 (2.40%) Atlassian
6 5 (2.40%) HP
6 5 (2.40%) Refinitiv
6 5 (2.40%) SAP
7 4 (1.92%) Dell
8 3 (1.44%) Adobe
8 3 (1.44%) Bloomberg
8 3 (1.44%) CA
8 3 (1.44%) Fidessa
8 3 (1.44%) Juniper
8 3 (1.44%) Lotus
8 3 (1.44%) Palo Alto
8 3 (1.44%) Splunk