Period
to 1 August 2021

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 1 August 2021 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
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 38 38 41
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3 +5
Contract jobs citing Degree 177 123 314
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 5.18% 5.27% 4.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 40.50% 28.94% 36.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 69 236
10th Percentile £371 £213 £273
25th Percentile £475 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £475 £525
Median % change year-on-year +18.42% -9.52% +5.00%
75th Percentile £655 £556 £625
90th Percentile £750 £620 £700
Central London median daily rate £550 £463 £500
% change year-on-year +18.92% -7.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 5
10th Percentile £17.40 £20.75 £12.05
25th Percentile £26.25 £25.94 £12.50
Median hourly rate £32.00 £36.50 £14.50
Median % change year-on-year -12.33% +151.72% -46.51%
75th Percentile £33.75 £39.00 £42.00
90th Percentile £39.30 £43.50 £52.80
Central London median hourly rate £24.75 £35.50 £21.18
% change year-on-year -30.28% +67.61% -15.28%

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 437 425 863
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.79% 18.22% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 291 639
10th Percentile £354 £281 £311
25th Percentile £415 £411 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £543 £500 £513
Median % change year-on-year +8.50% -2.44% +2.50%
75th Percentile £650 £588 £613
90th Percentile £719 £650 £700
Central London median daily rate £538 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +7.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 11
10th Percentile £15.30 £16.78 £10.50
25th Percentile £21.25 £21.88 £12.13
Median hourly rate £27.50 £36.50 £22.93
Median % change year-on-year -24.66% +59.18% +22.62%
75th Percentile £33.00 £40.94 £37.88
90th Percentile £35.60 £46.53 £51.25
Central London median hourly rate £22.50 £33.68 £22.93
% change year-on-year -33.18% +46.86% +22.62%

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 1 August 2021.

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 1 August 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Degree in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 August 2021, 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.

1 105 (59.32%) Finance
2 64 (36.16%) Social Skills
3 61 (34.46%) Computer Science
4 57 (32.20%) SQL
5 44 (24.86%) Analytics
6 43 (24.29%) Mathematics
7 42 (23.73%) Agile Software Development
8 41 (23.16%) Python
9 39 (22.03%) Analytical Skills
10 37 (20.90%) Business Intelligence
10 37 (20.90%) Statistics
11 34 (19.21%) Computer Science Degree
11 34 (19.21%) Problem-Solving
12 32 (18.08%) Decision-Making
12 32 (18.08%) Management Information System
13 31 (17.51%) Project Management
13 31 (17.51%) Data Science
14 30 (16.95%) Data Warehouse
15 29 (16.38%) Microsoft Excel
15 29 (16.38%) Asset Management
16 28 (15.82%) Investment Management
17 26 (14.69%) Algorithms
18 25 (14.12%) Azure
18 25 (14.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
19 24 (13.56%) Data Analysis
19 24 (13.56%) Salesforce.com
19 24 (13.56%) Visualisation
20 23 (12.99%) CRM
20 23 (12.99%) Presentation Skills
21 22 (12.43%) VBA

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 17 (9.60%) Jupyter
2 11 (6.21%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.13%) Apache
3 2 (1.13%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.13%) IIS
3 2 (1.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.13%) SAS
4 1 (0.56%) Appian
4 1 (0.56%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.56%) Confluence
4 1 (0.56%) JBoss
4 1 (0.56%) nginx
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 29 (16.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (14.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (3.95%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (2.82%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.56%) Simulink
5 1 (0.56%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (2.26%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (1.13%) Eikon
2 2 (1.13%) ION MarketView
2 2 (1.13%) Magento
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.56%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.56%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.56%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 25 (14.12%) Azure
2 16 (9.04%) AWS
3 15 (8.47%) Power Platform
4 8 (4.52%) Microsoft 365
5 6 (3.39%) Amazon S3
5 6 (3.39%) SaaS
6 4 (2.26%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (2.26%) Azure Logic Apps
6 4 (2.26%) PaaS
6 4 (2.26%) Power Automate
6 4 (2.26%) PowerApps
7 3 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.13%) Amazon ECS
8 2 (1.13%) AWS Fargate
8 2 (1.13%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (1.13%) Azure Stack
8 2 (1.13%) IaaS
8 2 (1.13%) Serverless
8 2 (1.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.69%) Network Security
2 2 (1.13%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.56%) 3GPP
3 1 (0.56%) 4G
3 1 (0.56%) 5G
3 1 (0.56%) Firewall
3 1 (0.56%) FIX Connectivity
3 1 (0.56%) HTTP
3 1 (0.56%) Internet
3 1 (0.56%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.56%) LTE
3 1 (0.56%) MIMO
3 1 (0.56%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (0.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.56%) VPN
3 1 (0.56%) WebEx
3 1 (0.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (16.95%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (9.60%) QlikView
3 15 (8.47%) Power BI
4 9 (5.08%) MySQL
5 8 (4.52%) SQL Server
6 6 (3.39%) DB2
6 6 (3.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (2.82%) Big Data
7 5 (2.82%) Tableau
8 4 (2.26%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (1.69%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (1.13%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (1.13%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (1.13%) Data Lake
10 2 (1.13%) Data Mining
10 2 (1.13%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.13%) Yellowfin
11 1 (0.56%) PowerCenter
11 1 (0.56%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 4 (2.26%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.69%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.69%) JIRA
2 3 (1.69%) TeamCity
3 2 (1.13%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.13%) IDA Disassembler
3 2 (1.13%) Maven
4 1 (0.56%) ERwin
4 1 (0.56%) Gradle
4 1 (0.56%) IntelliJ
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.56%) Selenium
4 1 (0.56%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 105 (59.32%) Finance
2 64 (36.16%) Social Skills
3 39 (22.03%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (12.99%) Presentation Skills
5 22 (12.43%) Marketing
6 18 (10.17%) Front Office
7 12 (6.78%) Banking
8 11 (6.21%) Public Sector
9 10 (5.65%) Legal
10 6 (3.39%) Documentation Skills
10 6 (3.39%) Influencing Skills
10 6 (3.39%) Retail
11 5 (2.82%) Telecoms
12 4 (2.26%) Financial Institution
12 4 (2.26%) Investment Banking
13 3 (1.69%) Law
13 3 (1.69%) Multimedia
13 3 (1.69%) Polish Language
14 2 (1.13%) Mandarin Language
14 2 (1.13%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 40 (22.60%) Analyst
2 34 (19.21%) Developer
3 24 (13.56%) Data Scientist
4 13 (7.34%) Business Analyst
5 11 (6.21%) Project Manager
6 10 (5.65%) SQL Analyst
7 8 (4.52%) Architect
7 8 (4.52%) Qualitative Analyst
7 8 (4.52%) Quantitative Analyst
8 7 (3.95%) C++ Developer
8 7 (3.95%) Java Developer
8 7 (3.95%) Low Latency C++ Developer
9 6 (3.39%) Business Systems Analyst
9 6 (3.39%) C# Developer
9 6 (3.39%) Systems Analyst
10 5 (2.82%) Consultant
11 4 (2.26%) Information Architect
11 4 (2.26%) Product Manager
11 4 (2.26%) Senior Developer
11 4 (2.26%) Validation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.60%) D3.js
1 17 (9.60%) Shiny
2 14 (7.91%) CSS
2 14 (7.91%) HTML
3 12 (6.78%) React
4 10 (5.65%) AngularJS
5 9 (5.08%) .NET
6 7 (3.95%) .NET Core
7 6 (3.39%) Redux
8 4 (2.26%) jQuery
8 4 (2.26%) Matplotlib
8 4 (2.26%) PyMC3
8 4 (2.26%) Spring
8 4 (2.26%) Web Services
9 3 (1.69%) Blazor
9 3 (1.69%) RESTful
9 3 (1.69%) Spring Boot
10 2 (1.13%) Kafka
10 2 (1.13%) Material-UI
10 2 (1.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 32 (18.08%) Management Information System
2 26 (14.69%) Algorithms
3 20 (11.30%) Social Media
4 17 (9.60%) User Experience
5 6 (3.39%) Fixed Income
5 6 (3.39%) iSeries
6 4 (2.26%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.26%) Derivative
6 4 (2.26%) Equities
6 4 (2.26%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.69%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.69%) Market Risk
7 3 (1.69%) PMI
7 3 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.69%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.13%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 2 (1.13%) Legacy Systems
8 2 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.13%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.78%) Linux
2 7 (3.95%) Windows
3 4 (2.26%) Unix
4 2 (1.13%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.13%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.56%) Android
5 1 (0.56%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (34.46%) Computer Science
2 44 (24.86%) Analytics
3 43 (24.29%) Mathematics
4 42 (23.73%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (20.90%) Business Intelligence
5 37 (20.90%) Statistics
6 34 (19.21%) Problem-Solving
7 32 (18.08%) Decision-Making
8 31 (17.51%) Data Science
8 31 (17.51%) Project Management
9 29 (16.38%) Asset Management
10 28 (15.82%) Investment Management
11 24 (13.56%) Data Analysis
11 24 (13.56%) Visualisation
12 23 (12.99%) CRM
13 22 (12.43%) Bayesian Methods
13 22 (12.43%) Machine Learning
14 18 (10.17%) B2B
14 18 (10.17%) Digital Analytics
14 18 (10.17%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 57 (32.20%) SQL
2 41 (23.16%) Python
3 22 (12.43%) VBA
4 19 (10.73%) Java
4 19 (10.73%) R
5 15 (8.47%) JavaScript
6 13 (7.34%) C++
7 9 (5.08%) C#
8 7 (3.95%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.26%) C
9 4 (2.26%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.69%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.13%) Java 8
11 2 (1.13%) PHP
12 1 (0.56%) Clojure
12 1 (0.56%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.56%) Ruby
12 1 (0.56%) VBScript
12 1 (0.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 34 (19.21%) Computer Science Degree
2 14 (7.91%) PhD
3 8 (4.52%) PMI Certification
4 6 (3.39%) CISM
4 6 (3.39%) CISSP
4 6 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (2.82%) PMP
6 4 (2.26%) CISA
6 4 (2.26%) Numerate Degree
6 4 (2.26%) TOGAF Certification
7 3 (1.69%) GIAC
7 3 (1.69%) Master's Degree
8 2 (1.13%) CFA
8 2 (1.13%) SANS
8 2 (1.13%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.13%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.56%) CREST Certified
9 1 (0.56%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.56%) GCFA
9 1 (0.56%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.52%) QA
2 6 (3.39%) PMO
3 4 (2.26%) Data Quality
3 4 (2.26%) NIST
4 3 (1.69%) Accessibility
4 3 (1.69%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.13%) GDPR
5 2 (1.13%) GRC
5 2 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.13%) SLA
6 1 (0.56%) AIFMD
6 1 (0.56%) MiFID
6 1 (0.56%) UCITS
System Software
1 5 (2.82%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.13%) BitLocker
2 2 (1.13%) Docker
2 2 (1.13%) Snort
3 1 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.56%) Platform Symphony
3 1 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.56%) XenApp
3 1 (0.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (1.13%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.56%) Ansible
2 1 (0.56%) CASB
2 1 (0.56%) EnCase
2 1 (0.56%) FTK
2 1 (0.56%) Nessus
2 1 (0.56%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (0.56%) SCCM
2 1 (0.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 24 (13.56%) Salesforce.com
2 21 (11.86%) Microsoft
3 17 (9.60%) Alteryx
4 4 (2.26%) Oracle
4 4 (2.26%) Sparx
5 3 (1.69%) Splunk
5 3 (1.69%) Workday
6 2 (1.13%) Bloomberg
6 2 (1.13%) Cadence
6 2 (1.13%) ION Trading
6 2 (1.13%) Reuters
6 2 (1.13%) SAP
6 2 (1.13%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.13%) Solace
6 2 (1.13%) Tanium
7 1 (0.56%) Alias
7 1 (0.56%) Citrix
7 1 (0.56%) Informatica
7 1 (0.56%) Intel
7 1 (0.56%) VMware