Period
to 22 February 2018

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 22 February 2018 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 38 29
Rank change year-on-year -4 -9 +6
Contract jobs citing Degree 354 321 362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.98% 5.23% 5.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 36.09% 36.81% 35.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 217 266
City of London median daily rate £525 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% - +3.93%
10th Percentile £363 £263 £263
90th Percentile £711 £675 £713
Central London median daily rate £525 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 10
City of London median hourly rate £24.80 £20.25 £23.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.44% -13.12% +62.08%
10th Percentile £16.73 £15.31 £18.26
90th Percentile £47.28 £39.93 £39.20
Central London median hourly rate £28.50 £20.25 £23.31
% change year-on-year +40.74% -13.12% +42.51%

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 981 872 1,009
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.81% 14.20% 15.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 711 608 741
City of London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £266 £240
90th Percentile £683 £646 £650
Central London median daily rate £498 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +10.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 16 19
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £17.94 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.04% -14.56% +37.61%
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.13 £16.15
90th Percentile £44.35 £20.88 £33.28
Central London median hourly rate £22.02 £17.69 £20.50
% change year-on-year +24.43% -13.70% +19.01%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Degree as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in the City of London

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in the City of London over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in the City of London

Degree
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 Degree in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in the City of London

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in the City of London over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Degree in the City of London

Degree
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 22 February 2018. 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
Moorgate - 2 - -
London Bridge - 2 £400 -
Degree
Central London

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, 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.

1 177 (50.00%) Finance
2 126 (35.59%) Computer Science
3 118 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 97 (27.40%) SQL
5 87 (24.58%) C#
6 74 (20.90%) Banking
7 72 (20.34%) Computer Science Degree
8 70 (19.77%) .NET
9 68 (19.21%) SQL Server
10 63 (17.80%) TDD
11 62 (17.51%) Java
12 59 (16.67%) Multithreading
13 58 (16.38%) Mathematics
14 57 (16.10%) OO
14 57 (16.10%) Analytical Skills
15 56 (15.82%) Microsoft
16 54 (15.25%) Linux
17 52 (14.69%) WCF
17 52 (14.69%) WPF
18 50 (14.12%) Microsoft Azure
19 47 (13.28%) Python
20 46 (12.99%) Project Management
21 42 (11.86%) Front Office
22 39 (11.02%) Relational Database
23 38 (10.73%) Analytics
23 38 (10.73%) Microsoft Excel
23 38 (10.73%) Windows
24 37 (10.45%) SOA
24 37 (10.45%) Waterfall
25 36 (10.17%) SDLC

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 8 (2.26%) nginx
2 7 (1.98%) Apache Spark
2 7 (1.98%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.41%) CMS
3 5 (1.41%) SAS
4 4 (1.13%) Apache
4 4 (1.13%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.13%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.85%) Confluence
5 3 (0.85%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.56%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.56%) IIS
6 2 (0.56%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.28%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.28%) JBoss
7 1 (0.28%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 38 (10.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (9.04%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (2.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.98%) SPSS
5 6 (1.69%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (1.13%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.56%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.56%) Weka
Business Applications
1 6 (1.69%) Kondor
2 4 (1.13%) Elite 3E
2 4 (1.13%) ReMetrica
3 3 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.56%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 2 (0.56%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.56%) Workfront
5 1 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.28%) HFM
5 1 (0.28%) Investran
5 1 (0.28%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.28%) Radian6
5 1 (0.28%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 50 (14.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (5.65%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.54%) Office 365
4 6 (1.69%) Google Analytics
4 6 (1.69%) Mimecast
5 5 (1.41%) Adobe Analytics
5 5 (1.41%) Force.com
6 4 (1.13%) SaaS
6 4 (1.13%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 3 (0.85%) GitHub
7 3 (0.85%) PaaS
8 2 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.56%) Heroku
9 1 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.28%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.28%) Google Tag Manager
9 1 (0.28%) IaaS
9 1 (0.28%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.82%) Firewall
2 9 (2.54%) Internet
3 5 (1.41%) Intranet
4 4 (1.13%) Kerberos
4 4 (1.13%) SSL
5 3 (0.85%) AMQP
5 3 (0.85%) HTTP
5 3 (0.85%) MPLS
5 3 (0.85%) SAN
5 3 (0.85%) Wireless
6 2 (0.56%) DHCP
6 2 (0.56%) DNS
6 2 (0.56%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.56%) PBX
6 2 (0.56%) PSTN
6 2 (0.56%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.56%) VoIP
6 2 (0.56%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.28%) LAN
7 1 (0.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (19.21%) SQL Server
2 39 (11.02%) Relational Database
3 30 (8.47%) SQL Server 2016
4 29 (8.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 29 (8.19%) SQL Server 2014
5 22 (6.21%) RDBMS
6 12 (3.39%) Big Data
7 10 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (2.26%) KDB
8 8 (2.26%) MongoDB
9 6 (1.69%) MySQL
9 6 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (1.41%) Apache Hive
10 5 (1.41%) NoSQL
10 5 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (1.13%) Hadoop
11 4 (1.13%) Impala
11 4 (1.13%) Redis
Development Applications
1 27 (7.63%) Git (software)
2 17 (4.80%) Maven
3 11 (3.11%) Jenkins
3 11 (3.11%) TeamCity
4 9 (2.54%) Gradle
5 8 (2.26%) JIRA
6 7 (1.98%) Subversion
7 5 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (1.13%) JUnit
9 3 (0.85%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.85%) Mockito
9 3 (0.85%) NUnit
9 3 (0.85%) Selenium
9 3 (0.85%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.56%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.56%) Grunt
10 2 (0.56%) gulp
10 2 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.56%) SpecFlow
General
1 177 (50.00%) Finance
2 74 (20.90%) Banking
3 42 (11.86%) Front Office
4 30 (8.47%) Marketing
5 15 (4.24%) Telecoms
6 14 (3.95%) Investment Banking
7 12 (3.39%) Games
8 9 (2.54%) Retail
9 8 (2.26%) Legal
10 7 (1.98%) Advertising
10 7 (1.98%) Financial Institution
11 5 (1.41%) Back Office
12 3 (0.85%) Billing
12 3 (0.85%) Prime Brokerage
12 3 (0.85%) Publishing
13 2 (0.56%) Law
13 2 (0.56%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.56%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.28%) French Language
14 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 157 (44.35%) Developer
2 65 (18.36%) C# Developer
3 55 (15.54%) Analyst
4 37 (10.45%) WPF Developer
5 33 (9.32%) C# WPF Developer
6 30 (8.47%) Java Developer
7 21 (5.93%) Business Analyst
7 21 (5.93%) Senior Developer
8 14 (3.95%) Architect
9 13 (3.67%) SQL Analyst
10 11 (3.11%) .NET Developer
10 11 (3.11%) Designer
10 11 (3.11%) Games Developer
10 11 (3.11%) Java Games Developer
10 11 (3.11%) Project Manager
10 11 (3.11%) Telecoms Developer
10 11 (3.11%) Telecoms Java Developer
11 10 (2.82%) Python Developer
11 10 (2.82%) Senior Analyst
12 9 (2.54%) Excel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (19.77%) .NET
2 52 (14.69%) WCF
2 52 (14.69%) WPF
3 29 (8.19%) Task Parallel Library
4 25 (7.06%) REST
5 24 (6.78%) HTML
6 18 (5.08%) Web Services
7 16 (4.52%) XML
8 15 (4.24%) WinForms
9 12 (3.39%) CSS
10 11 (3.11%) Spring
11 10 (2.82%) HTML5
12 9 (2.54%) AngularJS
12 9 (2.54%) Hibernate
12 9 (2.54%) JMS
13 8 (2.26%) Kafka
13 8 (2.26%) XSD
14 7 (1.98%) Middleware
14 7 (1.98%) Pandas
15 6 (1.69%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 126 (35.59%) Computer Science
2 57 (16.10%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (8.19%) Data Structures
3 29 (8.19%) Greenfield Project
4 27 (7.63%) Algorithms
5 23 (6.50%) Hedge funds
6 22 (6.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 18 (5.08%) User Experience
8 16 (4.52%) Fintech
9 12 (3.39%) Equities
9 12 (3.39%) Management Information System
9 12 (3.39%) Social Media
10 11 (3.11%) Fixed Income
11 10 (2.82%) Data Centre
12 8 (2.26%) PMI
13 7 (1.98%) Market Risk
13 7 (1.98%) Reinsurance
14 6 (1.69%) Microsoft Licensing
15 4 (1.13%) Credit Risk
15 4 (1.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 54 (15.25%) Linux
2 38 (10.73%) Windows
3 28 (7.91%) Unix
4 13 (3.67%) Windows Server
5 8 (2.26%) Windows 10
6 6 (1.69%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.13%) Android
7 4 (1.13%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.56%) CentOS
8 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.28%) AIX
9 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (17.80%) TDD
3 59 (16.67%) Multithreading
4 58 (16.38%) Mathematics
5 57 (16.10%) OO
6 46 (12.99%) Project Management
7 38 (10.73%) Analytics
8 37 (10.45%) SOA
8 37 (10.45%) Waterfall
9 36 (10.17%) SDLC
10 28 (7.91%) MVVM
10 28 (7.91%) OOA/OOD
10 28 (7.91%) Test Automation
11 25 (7.06%) Risk Management
12 24 (6.78%) ITIL
12 24 (6.78%) Scrum
13 22 (6.21%) Low Latency
14 20 (5.65%) DevOps
15 19 (5.37%) Data Analysis
15 19 (5.37%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 97 (27.40%) SQL
2 87 (24.58%) C#
3 62 (17.51%) Java
4 47 (13.28%) Python
5 31 (8.76%) C++
6 19 (5.37%) JavaScript
7 18 (5.08%) Bash Shell
8 17 (4.80%) R
9 14 (3.95%) T-SQL
10 12 (3.39%) Scala
11 10 (2.82%) PowerShell
12 9 (2.54%) Groovy
13 8 (2.26%) Shell Script
13 8 (2.26%) XPath
14 6 (1.69%) Perl
14 6 (1.69%) Ruby
15 5 (1.41%) C
16 4 (1.13%) MATLAB
16 4 (1.13%) VBA
17 3 (0.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 72 (20.34%) Computer Science Degree
2 26 (7.34%) Master's Degree
2 26 (7.34%) Numerate Degree
3 16 (4.52%) PhD
4 14 (3.95%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (3.39%) PMI Certification
6 10 (2.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (2.54%) CISSP
8 8 (2.26%) CCNA
8 8 (2.26%) MCP
9 7 (1.98%) MCSE
10 6 (1.69%) CISM
10 6 (1.69%) PMP
11 5 (1.41%) CFA
11 5 (1.41%) MBA
12 4 (1.13%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 4 (1.13%) CCNP
12 4 (1.13%) CCSP
12 4 (1.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.21%) QA
2 8 (2.26%) PMO
3 7 (1.98%) GDPR
3 7 (1.98%) SLA
4 4 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.85%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.56%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.56%) HL7
6 2 (0.56%) MiFID
6 2 (0.56%) P3O
6 2 (0.56%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.28%) WCAG
System Software
1 16 (4.52%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.98%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.69%) Docker
5 3 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.56%) DFS Replication
6 2 (0.56%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.56%) Xen
6 2 (0.56%) XenApp
6 2 (0.56%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.28%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.28%) HDFS
7 1 (0.28%) iptables
7 1 (0.28%) KVM
7 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (3.39%) Ansible
2 7 (1.98%) Backup Exec
3 6 (1.69%) NetBackup
4 5 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.13%) Oozie
5 4 (1.13%) Puppet
5 4 (1.13%) Salt
6 3 (0.85%) CA Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.85%) SCCM
6 3 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.85%) Terraform
7 2 (0.56%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.56%) Nessus
7 2 (0.56%) OSSEC
7 2 (0.56%) Packer
7 2 (0.56%) SCOM
7 2 (0.56%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.56%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.28%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 56 (15.82%) Microsoft
2 34 (9.60%) Oracle
3 18 (5.08%) Sybase
4 15 (4.24%) VMware
5 13 (3.67%) Salesforce.com
6 11 (3.11%) Tableau
7 10 (2.82%) Bloomberg
8 9 (2.54%) Cisco
8 9 (2.54%) Google
9 8 (2.26%) Sophos
10 7 (1.98%) CheckPoint
11 6 (1.69%) Adobe
11 6 (1.69%) Citrix
11 6 (1.69%) Veeam
12 5 (1.41%) IBM
12 5 (1.41%) Reuters
13 4 (1.13%) Cloudera
13 4 (1.13%) SaltStack
13 4 (1.13%) TIBCO
14 3 (0.85%) Qualys