Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 39 37
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2 -3
Contract jobs citing Degree 359 369 379
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.08% 5.17% 5.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.28% 36.21% 35.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 285 261
City of London median daily rate £500 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £257 £308 £295
90th Percentile £689 £725 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £525 £450
% change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% -0.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 6
City of London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.26% -3.35%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.30 £19.00
90th Percentile £74.95 £30.30 £39.88
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.26 £21.78
% change year-on-year -5.92% -2.40% +0.76%

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 963 1,019 1,067
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.63% 14.27% 15.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 684 723 752
City of London median daily rate £475 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £238 £300 £275
90th Percentile £675 £675 £625
Central London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 31 14
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.58% +3.54%
10th Percentile £13.60 £13.31 £16.16
90th Percentile £25.50 £28.52 £29.38
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -1.58% +5.56%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 14 November 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
London Bridge -53 1 £160 -50.77%
Degree
Central London

For the 6 months to 14 November 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.

1 166 (46.24%) Finance
2 150 (41.78%) Computer Science
3 133 (37.05%) Agile Software Development
4 89 (24.79%) Computer Science Degree
5 81 (22.56%) Java
5 81 (22.56%) TDD
6 80 (22.28%) SQL
7 61 (16.99%) Mathematics
8 60 (16.71%) Microsoft
9 54 (15.04%) JavaScript
10 53 (14.76%) Analytical Skills
11 48 (13.37%) Banking
12 47 (13.09%) C#
12 47 (13.09%) Python
13 46 (12.81%) User Experience
14 39 (10.86%) CSS
14 39 (10.86%) Microsoft Azure
15 38 (10.58%) HTML
15 38 (10.58%) .NET
15 38 (10.58%) Scrum
16 37 (10.31%) Project Management
16 37 (10.31%) Problem-Solving
17 35 (9.75%) Data Science
17 35 (9.75%) SQL Server
18 34 (9.47%) Analytics
19 33 (9.19%) OO
20 32 (8.91%) Fintech
21 31 (8.64%) DevOps
21 31 (8.64%) Windows
21 31 (8.64%) Master's Degree

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 16 (4.46%) CMS
2 12 (3.34%) Skype for Business
3 10 (2.79%) Ethereum
3 10 (2.79%) Hyperledger
4 9 (2.51%) SAS
4 9 (2.51%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.95%) Apache Spark
5 7 (1.95%) SharePoint Server
6 5 (1.39%) Jupyter
7 4 (1.11%) WordPress
8 3 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.84%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.56%) Confluence
9 2 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.28%) Apache
10 1 (0.28%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.28%) IIS
10 1 (0.28%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 27 (7.52%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (6.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (2.23%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.11%) InfoPath
5 4 (1.11%) InVision
5 4 (1.11%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (1.11%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.84%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.84%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.56%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.56%) InDesign
7 2 (0.56%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.28%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.28%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.28%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.28%) SPSS
8 1 (0.28%) Stata
Business Applications
1 10 (2.79%) Distributed Ledger
1 10 (2.79%) R3 Corda
2 3 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.56%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (0.56%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.56%) ReMetrica
3 2 (0.56%) Workday HCM
4 1 (0.28%) Actimize
4 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.28%) Loan IQ
4 1 (0.28%) MetaTrader
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.28%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.28%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 39 (10.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (6.96%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (5.01%) Office 365
4 8 (2.23%) GitHub
5 7 (1.95%) SaaS
6 6 (1.67%) PaaS
7 5 (1.39%) Google Analytics
7 5 (1.39%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.84%) AdWords
8 3 (0.84%) IaaS
9 2 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 2 (0.56%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.56%) G Suite
9 2 (0.56%) Google Play
9 2 (0.56%) npm
10 1 (0.28%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.28%) Apigee
10 1 (0.28%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.28%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.34%) Skype
2 11 (3.06%) Cisco IOS
3 10 (2.79%) Telepresence
4 6 (1.67%) Firewall
4 6 (1.67%) WAN
5 5 (1.39%) LAN
6 4 (1.11%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (1.11%) Internet
6 4 (1.11%) Network Security
7 3 (0.84%) AMQP
7 3 (0.84%) DHCP
7 3 (0.84%) DNS
7 3 (0.84%) Intranet
7 3 (0.84%) VPN
8 2 (0.56%) Broadband
8 2 (0.56%) HTTP
8 2 (0.56%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.56%) MPLS
8 2 (0.56%) OSPF
8 2 (0.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (9.75%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.29%) NoSQL
3 16 (4.46%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (4.18%) Blockchain
5 12 (3.34%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (3.34%) SQL Server 2014
5 12 (3.34%) SQL Server 2016
6 11 (3.06%) Redis
7 10 (2.79%) Big Data
7 10 (2.79%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (1.95%) Hadoop
8 7 (1.95%) MySQL
9 6 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (1.67%) Relational Database
10 4 (1.11%) CouchDB
10 4 (1.11%) Power BI
11 3 (0.84%) Couchbase
11 3 (0.84%) SQLPlus
12 2 (0.56%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.56%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 22 (6.13%) Git (software)
2 19 (5.29%) Jenkins
3 17 (4.74%) JUnit
4 14 (3.90%) JIRA
5 12 (3.34%) Selenium
6 10 (2.79%) Mockito
7 7 (1.95%) SpecFlow
7 7 (1.95%) TestNG
8 6 (1.67%) Maven
8 6 (1.67%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (1.39%) Mocha
9 5 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (1.39%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (1.11%) Cucumber
10 4 (1.11%) TeamCity
10 4 (1.11%) webpack
11 3 (0.84%) Appium
11 3 (0.84%) Bitbucket
11 3 (0.84%) GitLab
11 3 (0.84%) WebDriver
General
1 166 (46.24%) Finance
2 48 (13.37%) Banking
3 20 (5.57%) Retail
4 19 (5.29%) Marketing
4 19 (5.29%) Publishing
5 18 (5.01%) Financial Institution
6 16 (4.46%) Telecoms
7 15 (4.18%) Investment Banking
8 14 (3.90%) Back Office
9 13 (3.62%) Front Office
10 8 (2.23%) Advertising
10 8 (2.23%) Legal
11 5 (1.39%) Law
12 3 (0.84%) Games
12 3 (0.84%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.84%) Social Science
13 2 (0.56%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.28%) Billing
14 1 (0.28%) Electronics
14 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 133 (37.05%) Developer
2 70 (19.50%) Analyst
3 42 (11.70%) Java Developer
4 25 (6.96%) Consultant
5 24 (6.69%) Business Analyst
6 19 (5.29%) Senior Developer
7 16 (4.46%) C# Developer
8 15 (4.18%) SQL Developer
9 14 (3.90%) Data Scientist
10 13 (3.62%) Senior Java Developer
10 13 (3.62%) WPF Developer
11 11 (3.06%) Designer
11 11 (3.06%) Junior
11 11 (3.06%) PHP Developer
12 10 (2.79%) Data Analyst
13 9 (2.51%) Blockchain Consultant
13 9 (2.51%) Full Stack Developer
13 9 (2.51%) Project Manager
13 9 (2.51%) Technical Leader
13 9 (2.51%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (10.86%) CSS
2 38 (10.58%) .NET
2 38 (10.58%) HTML
3 22 (6.13%) AngularJS
4 20 (5.57%) RESTful
4 20 (5.57%) WPF
5 19 (5.29%) React
5 19 (5.29%) Spring
5 19 (5.29%) WCF
6 18 (5.01%) Node.js
7 17 (4.74%) REST
8 16 (4.46%) .NET Framework
8 16 (4.46%) HTML5
9 15 (4.18%) Task Parallel Library
10 14 (3.90%) Entity Framework
11 13 (3.62%) LAMP
11 13 (3.62%) Laravel
12 12 (3.34%) Hibernate
13 11 (3.06%) CSS3
13 11 (3.06%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 150 (41.78%) Computer Science
2 53 (14.76%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (12.81%) User Experience
4 32 (8.91%) Fintech
5 28 (7.80%) Greenfield Project
6 19 (5.29%) Algorithms
7 17 (4.74%) Management Information System
8 14 (3.90%) Data Structures
8 14 (3.90%) Fixed Income
8 14 (3.90%) Mobile App
9 12 (3.34%) Bitcoin
10 11 (3.06%) Blog
10 11 (3.06%) Equities
10 11 (3.06%) Video Conferencing
11 9 (2.51%) Data Centre
12 8 (2.23%) iPad
13 7 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
14 5 (1.39%) Digital Media
14 5 (1.39%) Social Media
14 5 (1.39%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 31 (8.64%) Windows
2 14 (3.90%) Apple iOS
2 14 (3.90%) Linux
2 14 (3.90%) Windows 10
3 12 (3.34%) Windows 7
4 11 (3.06%) Android
5 7 (1.95%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.11%) Unix
8 3 (0.84%) VMS
8 3 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.28%) AIX
9 1 (0.28%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.28%) Solaris
9 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (37.05%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (22.56%) TDD
3 61 (16.99%) Mathematics
4 38 (10.58%) Scrum
5 37 (10.31%) Problem-Solving
5 37 (10.31%) Project Management
6 35 (9.75%) Data Science
7 34 (9.47%) Analytics
8 33 (9.19%) OO
9 31 (8.64%) DevOps
10 28 (7.80%) BDD
10 28 (7.80%) MVC
10 28 (7.80%) Test Automation
11 26 (7.24%) Multithreading
12 24 (6.69%) Stakeholder Management
12 24 (6.69%) Web Development
13 22 (6.13%) Software Engineering
13 22 (6.13%) Visualisation
14 21 (5.85%) ITIL
14 21 (5.85%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 81 (22.56%) Java
2 80 (22.28%) SQL
3 54 (15.04%) JavaScript
4 47 (13.09%) C#
4 47 (13.09%) Python
5 24 (6.69%) Kotlin
6 18 (5.01%) Java 8
6 18 (5.01%) PHP
7 16 (4.46%) R
8 12 (3.34%) C++
9 11 (3.06%) PowerShell
9 11 (3.06%) VBA
10 10 (2.79%) Solidity
11 8 (2.23%) TypeScript
12 7 (1.95%) Scala
13 6 (1.67%) C
13 6 (1.67%) Perl
14 5 (1.39%) MATLAB
15 4 (1.11%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.84%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 89 (24.79%) Computer Science Degree
2 31 (8.64%) Master's Degree
3 18 (5.01%) Numerate Degree
4 13 (3.62%) CISSP
5 10 (2.79%) CISA
5 10 (2.79%) CISM
5 10 (2.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 8 (2.23%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (2.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (1.95%) CCNA
7 7 (1.95%) ISEB
8 5 (1.39%) PhD
9 4 (1.11%) MCSE
10 3 (0.84%) CRISC
10 3 (0.84%) MBA
11 2 (0.56%) CCNP
11 2 (0.56%) MCSA
11 2 (0.56%) Postgraduate
11 2 (0.56%) SC Cleared
11 2 (0.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.18%) QA
2 10 (2.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (2.51%) SLA
4 6 (1.67%) Data Quality
5 5 (1.39%) GDPR
5 5 (1.39%) HIPAA
6 4 (1.11%) PMO
7 3 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.84%) MiFID
7 3 (0.84%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.28%) Basel III
8 1 (0.28%) COBIT
8 1 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.28%) EMIR
8 1 (0.28%) PSD2
8 1 (0.28%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 19 (5.29%) Docker
2 8 (2.23%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (1.67%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (1.67%) XenApp
3 6 (1.67%) XenDesktop
4 5 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.84%) DFS Replication
6 2 (0.56%) Firmware
7 1 (0.28%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (1.95%) Kubernetes
1 7 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (1.95%) SCCM
1 7 (1.95%) SCOM
2 6 (1.67%) Puppet
2 6 (1.67%) SCOrch
2 6 (1.67%) XenMobile
3 5 (1.39%) Ansible
4 3 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (0.84%) SafeCom
5 2 (0.56%) Capistrano
5 2 (0.56%) QRadar
5 2 (0.56%) Terraform
6 1 (0.28%) Control-M
6 1 (0.28%) Mesos
6 1 (0.28%) Nagios
6 1 (0.28%) Packer
6 1 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.28%) WSUS
Vendors
1 60 (16.71%) Microsoft
2 22 (6.13%) Oracle
3 19 (5.29%) Cisco
4 18 (5.01%) Apple
5 16 (4.46%) Google
6 11 (3.06%) Adobe
7 10 (2.79%) Polycom
8 8 (2.23%) McAfee
8 8 (2.23%) Tableau
8 8 (2.23%) VMware
9 7 (1.95%) Ivanti
10 6 (1.67%) Citrix
10 6 (1.67%) Splunk
11 5 (1.39%) CyberArk
11 5 (1.39%) ForeScout
11 5 (1.39%) Sybase
12 4 (1.11%) CheckPoint
13 3 (0.84%) Cadence
13 3 (0.84%) HP
13 3 (0.84%) SAP