Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 46 38
Rank change year-on-year +6 -8 0
Contract jobs citing Degree 368 331 338
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.26% 4.85% 5.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 38.41% 34.30% 31.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 246 242
City of London median daily rate £500 £511 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.20% +13.61% -2.70%
10th Percentile £272 £279 £300
90th Percentile £687 £688 £666
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -3.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 5
City of London median hourly rate £14.50 £14.04 £21.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.31% -35.56% -12.00%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.46 £19.00
90th Percentile £62.50 £25.01 £63.90
Central London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.52 £21.78
% change year-on-year +12.78% -28.75% -12.00%

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 958 965 1,076
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.71% 14.14% 16.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 665 683 768
City of London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £265 £300 £275
90th Percentile £675 £675 £625
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 24 11
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.31% -9.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £13.05 £13.31 £16.13
90th Percentile £25.50 £26.76 £85.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year +0.01% -6.51% +11.11%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -39 1 £160 -50.77%
Degree
Central London

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 168 (45.65%) Finance
2 147 (39.95%) Computer Science
3 138 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 88 (23.91%) Computer Science Degree
5 74 (20.11%) Java
6 68 (18.48%) SQL
7 66 (17.93%) TDD
8 63 (17.12%) JavaScript
9 60 (16.30%) Microsoft
9 60 (16.30%) Analytical Skills
10 58 (15.76%) Mathematics
11 54 (14.67%) Banking
12 52 (14.13%) Python
13 49 (13.32%) User Experience
14 46 (12.50%) C#
15 45 (12.23%) Project Management
16 44 (11.96%) Problem-Solving
17 41 (11.14%) Analytics
18 40 (10.87%) HTML
18 40 (10.87%) CSS
19 39 (10.60%) .NET
19 39 (10.60%) Scrum
20 33 (8.97%) OO
21 32 (8.70%) Windows
21 32 (8.70%) SQL Server
21 32 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
21 32 (8.70%) Fintech
21 32 (8.70%) Data Science
22 31 (8.42%) AngularJS
23 30 (8.15%) Software Engineering

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 15 (4.08%) CMS
2 11 (2.99%) Skype for Business
3 10 (2.72%) Ethereum
3 10 (2.72%) Hyperledger
3 10 (2.72%) SAS
3 10 (2.72%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.17%) Apache Spark
5 5 (1.36%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (1.09%) Confluence
6 4 (1.09%) Jupyter
6 4 (1.09%) WordPress
7 3 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.54%) Apache
8 2 (0.54%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.27%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.27%) Drupal
9 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.27%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.27%) Umbraco
Applications
1 26 (7.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (6.52%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (2.17%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (1.90%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.63%) InVision
5 6 (1.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (1.09%) InfoPath
6 4 (1.09%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.82%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.82%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.82%) InDesign
7 3 (0.82%) OmniGraffle
7 3 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.54%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.27%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.27%) Moqups
9 1 (0.27%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.27%) Stata
9 1 (0.27%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 10 (2.72%) Distributed Ledger
1 10 (2.72%) R3 Corda
2 3 (0.82%) Actimize
2 3 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.54%) ReMetrica
4 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.27%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.27%) Loan IQ
4 1 (0.27%) MetaTrader
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.27%) RMDS
4 1 (0.27%) SAP PLM
4 1 (0.27%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.27%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 32 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (6.79%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (5.71%) Office 365
4 6 (1.63%) Google Analytics
4 6 (1.63%) SaaS
5 4 (1.09%) GitHub
6 3 (0.82%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 3 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.82%) Serverless
7 2 (0.54%) AdWords
7 2 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.54%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.54%) G Suite
7 2 (0.54%) Google Play
7 2 (0.54%) IaaS
8 1 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.99%) Skype
2 9 (2.45%) Cisco IOS
3 8 (2.17%) Telepresence
4 5 (1.36%) Internet
5 4 (1.09%) AMQP
5 4 (1.09%) DHCP
5 4 (1.09%) Firewall
5 4 (1.09%) Intranet
5 4 (1.09%) LAN
6 3 (0.82%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.82%) WAN
7 2 (0.54%) DNS
7 2 (0.54%) Network Security
7 2 (0.54%) SMS
7 2 (0.54%) SNMP
7 2 (0.54%) VPN
8 1 (0.27%) 4G
8 1 (0.27%) GoToMeeting
8 1 (0.27%) Multicast
8 1 (0.27%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 14 (3.80%) Blockchain
3 14 (3.80%) NoSQL
4 13 (3.53%) SQL Server 2014
4 13 (3.53%) SQL Server 2016
5 11 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (2.72%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (1.63%) Big Data
8 6 (1.63%) Hadoop
8 6 (1.63%) MySQL
8 6 (1.63%) Redis
9 5 (1.36%) Power BI
10 4 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.82%) Couchbase
11 3 (0.82%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.54%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 21 (5.71%) Git (software)
2 15 (4.08%) Jenkins
2 15 (4.08%) JUnit
2 15 (4.08%) Selenium
3 14 (3.80%) JIRA
4 8 (2.17%) Mockito
5 7 (1.90%) Maven
6 6 (1.63%) TestNG
7 5 (1.36%) SpecFlow
8 4 (1.09%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.09%) Gradle
8 4 (1.09%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.09%) webpack
9 3 (0.82%) Appium
9 3 (0.82%) IntelliJ
9 3 (0.82%) Mocha
9 3 (0.82%) Vagrant
9 3 (0.82%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.54%) Dreamweaver
10 2 (0.54%) Subversion
General
1 168 (45.65%) Finance
2 54 (14.67%) Banking
3 24 (6.52%) Retail
4 22 (5.98%) Front Office
4 22 (5.98%) Investment Banking
4 22 (5.98%) Marketing
5 17 (4.62%) Back Office
5 17 (4.62%) Financial Institution
6 14 (3.80%) Publishing
7 13 (3.53%) Advertising
8 11 (2.99%) Telecoms
9 10 (2.72%) Legal
10 6 (1.63%) Law
11 3 (0.82%) Games
11 3 (0.82%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.82%) Social Science
12 2 (0.54%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.27%) Billing
13 1 (0.27%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 122 (33.15%) Developer
2 72 (19.57%) Analyst
3 28 (7.61%) Java Developer
4 25 (6.79%) Business Analyst
4 25 (6.79%) Consultant
5 17 (4.62%) C# Developer
6 16 (4.35%) Senior Developer
7 15 (4.08%) Designer
8 14 (3.80%) WPF Developer
9 13 (3.53%) Project Manager
10 12 (3.26%) C# WPF Developer
10 12 (3.26%) Data Analyst
10 12 (3.26%) Data Scientist
11 11 (2.99%) UX Designer
12 10 (2.72%) Full Stack Developer
12 10 (2.72%) PHP Developer
12 10 (2.72%) Python Developer
13 9 (2.45%) Blockchain Consultant
14 8 (2.17%) Investment Banking Java Developer
14 8 (2.17%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (10.87%) CSS
1 40 (10.87%) HTML
2 39 (10.60%) .NET
3 31 (8.42%) AngularJS
4 21 (5.71%) Node.js
4 21 (5.71%) React
5 20 (5.43%) WCF
6 19 (5.16%) Spring
6 19 (5.16%) WPF
7 17 (4.62%) REST
7 17 (4.62%) Task Parallel Library
8 16 (4.35%) HTML5
8 16 (4.35%) RESTful
9 13 (3.53%) Web Services
10 12 (3.26%) LAMP
10 12 (3.26%) Laravel
11 11 (2.99%) CSS3
11 11 (2.99%) Hibernate
11 11 (2.99%) XML
12 8 (2.17%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 147 (39.95%) Computer Science
2 60 (16.30%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (13.32%) User Experience
4 32 (8.70%) Fintech
5 26 (7.07%) Greenfield Project
6 21 (5.71%) Fixed Income
7 18 (4.89%) Algorithms
8 17 (4.62%) Management Information System
9 15 (4.08%) Equities
10 14 (3.80%) Data Structures
10 14 (3.80%) Mobile App
11 12 (3.26%) Bitcoin
11 12 (3.26%) Blog
12 10 (2.72%) Data Centre
13 9 (2.45%) Self-Motivation
13 9 (2.45%) Video Conferencing
14 8 (2.17%) iPad
15 5 (1.36%) Digital Media
16 4 (1.09%) Reinsurance
16 4 (1.09%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 32 (8.70%) Windows
2 18 (4.89%) Apple iOS
3 14 (3.80%) Android
3 14 (3.80%) Linux
4 13 (3.53%) Windows 10
5 11 (2.99%) Windows 7
6 7 (1.90%) Unix
6 7 (1.90%) Windows Server
6 7 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.82%) VMS
8 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.27%) AIX
9 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (17.93%) TDD
3 58 (15.76%) Mathematics
4 45 (12.23%) Project Management
5 44 (11.96%) Problem-Solving
6 41 (11.14%) Analytics
7 39 (10.60%) Scrum
8 33 (8.97%) OO
9 32 (8.70%) Data Science
10 30 (8.15%) Software Engineering
11 29 (7.88%) Test Automation
12 28 (7.61%) Multithreading
13 26 (7.07%) MVC
14 25 (6.79%) DevOps
14 25 (6.79%) Web Development
15 24 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
16 23 (6.25%) ITIL
17 22 (5.98%) BDD
17 22 (5.98%) Migration
18 21 (5.71%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 74 (20.11%) Java
2 68 (18.48%) SQL
3 63 (17.12%) JavaScript
4 52 (14.13%) Python
5 46 (12.50%) C#
6 17 (4.62%) R
7 16 (4.35%) C++
7 16 (4.35%) Java 8
7 16 (4.35%) Kotlin
8 15 (4.08%) PHP
9 12 (3.26%) TypeScript
9 12 (3.26%) VBA
10 10 (2.72%) Solidity
11 9 (2.45%) C
11 9 (2.45%) PowerShell
11 9 (2.45%) Ruby
12 6 (1.63%) Apple Swift
13 5 (1.36%) MATLAB
13 5 (1.36%) Scala
13 5 (1.36%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 88 (23.91%) Computer Science Degree
2 28 (7.61%) Master's Degree
3 18 (4.89%) Numerate Degree
4 16 (4.35%) CISSP
5 10 (2.72%) CISA
5 10 (2.72%) CISM
5 10 (2.72%) MBA
6 8 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 8 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (1.90%) ISEB
8 6 (1.63%) CCNA
8 6 (1.63%) PMI Certification
9 5 (1.36%) PhD
9 5 (1.36%) SC Cleared
9 5 (1.36%) Security Cleared
10 4 (1.09%) CRISC
11 3 (0.82%) MCIPD
11 3 (0.82%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 3 (0.82%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.71%) QA
2 9 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (2.45%) SLA
3 6 (1.63%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.36%) GDPR
4 5 (1.36%) HIPAA
5 3 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.82%) ISO 8583
5 3 (0.82%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.54%) MiFID
6 2 (0.54%) PMO
7 1 (0.27%) Basel III
7 1 (0.27%) COBIT
7 1 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.27%) EMIR
7 1 (0.27%) PSD2
7 1 (0.27%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.27%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 11 (2.99%) Docker
2 8 (2.17%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (1.90%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (1.90%) XenApp
3 7 (1.90%) XenDesktop
4 5 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.82%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.27%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.27%) KVM
6 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (2.17%) Ansible
1 8 (2.17%) SCCM
1 8 (2.17%) SCOM
2 7 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (1.90%) SCOrch
2 7 (1.90%) XenMobile
3 6 (1.63%) Puppet
4 4 (1.09%) Kubernetes
4 4 (1.09%) Terraform
5 3 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (0.82%) SafeCom
6 2 (0.54%) Capistrano
6 2 (0.54%) Packer
7 1 (0.27%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.27%) Matomo
7 1 (0.27%) Mesos
7 1 (0.27%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.27%) vMotion
7 1 (0.27%) vRealize
Vendors
1 60 (16.30%) Microsoft
2 21 (5.71%) Oracle
3 17 (4.62%) Apple
3 17 (4.62%) Google
4 15 (4.08%) Cisco
5 11 (2.99%) Adobe
6 9 (2.45%) McAfee
6 9 (2.45%) VMware
7 8 (2.17%) Polycom
7 8 (2.17%) Tableau
8 7 (1.90%) Citrix
8 7 (1.90%) Ivanti
9 6 (1.63%) Splunk
10 5 (1.36%) CyberArk
10 5 (1.36%) ForeScout
11 4 (1.09%) Cadence
12 3 (0.82%) Alteryx
12 3 (0.82%) IBM
12 3 (0.82%) SAP
13 2 (0.54%) Sybase