Period
to 4 July 2020

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 4 July 2020 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
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 42 47 52
Rank change year-on-year +5 +5 -6
Contract jobs citing Degree 135 297 334
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 4.93% 4.46% 4.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 28.07% 34.18% 34.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 216 259
Median daily rate £500 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% - +10.53%
10th Percentile £213 £325 £313
90th Percentile £603 £700 £703
Central London median daily rate £450 £510 £513
% change year-on-year -11.76% -0.49% +11.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 12
Median hourly rate £36.25 £21.75 £26.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -16.52% +63.05%
10th Percentile £29.00 £12.13 £12.58
90th Percentile £43.50 £51.00 £60.10
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.09 £26.06
% change year-on-year +39.50% -3.70% +63.05%

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 481 869 975
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 17.55% 13.05% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 613 709
Median daily rate £500 £510 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +2.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £301 £313 £310
90th Percentile £638 £685 £703
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 46
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.97 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.80% +38.85% +10.81%
10th Percentile £18.90 £11.80 £14.00
90th Percentile £42.65 £41.18 £36.11
Median hourly rate £33.75 £21.18 £18.70
% change year-on-year +59.35% +13.26% +17.02%

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 4 July 2020.

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 4 July 2020.

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 4 July 2020. 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 - 1 £500 -
Degree
Central London

For the 6 months to 4 July 2020, 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 61 (45.19%) Computer Science
2 45 (33.33%) Finance
3 38 (28.15%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (27.41%) SQL
5 33 (24.44%) Computer Science Degree
6 28 (20.74%) Analytical Skills
7 27 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
8 25 (18.52%) Project Management
9 24 (17.78%) Java
10 22 (16.30%) C#
11 21 (15.56%) JavaScript
11 21 (15.56%) Mathematics
11 21 (15.56%) Azure
12 18 (13.33%) Scrum
13 17 (12.59%) Python
13 17 (12.59%) AWS
13 17 (12.59%) User Acceptance Testing
14 16 (11.85%) .NET
15 15 (11.11%) Microsoft
15 15 (11.11%) Banking
15 15 (11.11%) Test Automation
16 14 (10.37%) CSS
17 13 (9.63%) QA
17 13 (9.63%) Target Operating Model
18 12 (8.89%) SDLC
18 12 (8.89%) Microsoft Office
18 12 (8.89%) SQL Server
18 12 (8.89%) HTML
18 12 (8.89%) Front Office
19 11 (8.15%) OO

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 9 (6.67%) Apache Spark
2 5 (3.70%) Confluence
3 3 (2.22%) Apache
3 3 (2.22%) CMS
3 3 (2.22%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.48%) IIS
4 2 (1.48%) Jupyter
4 2 (1.48%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.74%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.74%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.74%) SAS
5 1 (0.74%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.74%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (8.89%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (2.22%) InVision
4 3 (2.22%) Sketch
5 2 (1.48%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (1.48%) Figma
5 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (1.48%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.48%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.74%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.74%) Camtasia
6 1 (0.74%) InDesign
6 1 (0.74%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.74%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.74%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 3 (2.22%) Sprinklr
2 2 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.74%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.74%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.74%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.74%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 21 (15.56%) Azure
2 17 (12.59%) AWS
3 7 (5.19%) GCP
4 4 (2.96%) npm
5 3 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.22%) GitHub
5 3 (2.22%) Office 365
6 2 (1.48%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 2 (1.48%) Serverless
7 1 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.74%) Dropbox
7 1 (0.74%) G Suite
7 1 (0.74%) Google Drive
7 1 (0.74%) Google Play
7 1 (0.74%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.74%) PaaS
7 1 (0.74%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.74%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.96%) 2G
1 4 (2.96%) 3G
1 4 (2.96%) 4G
1 4 (2.96%) 5G
2 3 (2.22%) Internet
3 2 (1.48%) FTP
3 2 (1.48%) SSH
3 2 (1.48%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.74%) DNS
4 1 (0.74%) Firewall
4 1 (0.74%) HTTP
4 1 (0.74%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.74%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.74%) LAN
4 1 (0.74%) SNMP
4 1 (0.74%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.74%) VoIP
4 1 (0.74%) VPN
4 1 (0.74%) WAN
4 1 (0.74%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.93%) MySQL
2 8 (5.93%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.44%) Big Data
3 6 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.70%) Hadoop
4 5 (3.70%) NoSQL
4 5 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.22%) OLAP
6 2 (1.48%) DB2
6 2 (1.48%) Parquet
6 2 (1.48%) Redis
7 1 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.74%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.74%) Cosmos DB
7 1 (0.74%) Impala
7 1 (0.74%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.74%) Power BI
7 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (7.41%) JIRA
2 8 (5.93%) Git (software)
3 6 (4.44%) Selenium
4 4 (2.96%) Cypress.io
4 4 (2.96%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.96%) Subversion
5 3 (2.22%) Axure RP
5 3 (2.22%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.22%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.48%) GitLab
6 2 (1.48%) JMeter
6 2 (1.48%) JUnit
6 2 (1.48%) Maven
7 1 (0.74%) Ant
7 1 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.74%) NUnit
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.74%) TestNG
7 1 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 45 (33.33%) Finance
2 15 (11.11%) Banking
3 12 (8.89%) Front Office
4 10 (7.41%) Marketing
5 7 (5.19%) Back Office
6 6 (4.44%) Legal
6 6 (4.44%) Public Sector
7 5 (3.70%) Investment Banking
7 5 (3.70%) Retail
7 5 (3.70%) Telecoms
8 4 (2.96%) German Language
9 3 (2.22%) Japanese Language
10 2 (1.48%) Financial Institution
10 2 (1.48%) French Language
10 2 (1.48%) International Banking
10 2 (1.48%) Italian Language
10 2 (1.48%) Publishing
10 2 (1.48%) Retail Banking
10 2 (1.48%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.74%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 35 (25.93%) Developer
2 27 (20.00%) Analyst
3 11 (8.15%) Business Systems Analyst
3 11 (8.15%) EDI Analyst
3 11 (8.15%) EDI Systems Analyst
3 11 (8.15%) Insurance Systems Analyst
3 11 (8.15%) Systems Analyst
4 6 (4.44%) C# Developer
4 6 (4.44%) Data Scientist
4 6 (4.44%) Project Manager
5 5 (3.70%) Designer
5 5 (3.70%) Junior
6 4 (2.96%) Analyst Developer
6 4 (2.96%) Business Analyst
6 4 (2.96%) Consultant
6 4 (2.96%) Java Developer
6 4 (2.96%) React Developer
6 4 (2.96%) Support Engineer
7 3 (2.22%) PHP Laravel Developer
7 3 (2.22%) Senior React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.85%) .NET
2 14 (10.37%) CSS
3 12 (8.89%) HTML
4 11 (8.15%) EDI
5 10 (7.41%) Web Services
6 8 (5.93%) AngularJS
7 7 (5.19%) RESTful
7 7 (5.19%) XML
8 6 (4.44%) .NET Core
8 6 (4.44%) Node.js
8 6 (4.44%) React
9 4 (2.96%) ASP.NET
9 4 (2.96%) Redux
9 4 (2.96%) REST
9 4 (2.96%) RxJS
9 4 (2.96%) TensorFlow
9 4 (2.96%) WPF
10 3 (2.22%) Laravel
10 3 (2.22%) Spring
10 3 (2.22%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (20.74%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.15%) User Experience
3 9 (6.67%) Social Media
4 7 (5.19%) Algorithms
4 7 (5.19%) Management Information System
5 6 (4.44%) Data Structures
5 6 (4.44%) Virtual Team
6 5 (3.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (3.70%) Hedge funds
7 4 (2.96%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.96%) Video\Live Streaming
8 3 (2.22%) Blog
8 3 (2.22%) Credit Risk
8 3 (2.22%) Data Centre
8 3 (2.22%) Derivative
8 3 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (2.22%) Video on Demand
9 2 (1.48%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.67%) Windows
2 8 (5.93%) Linux
3 4 (2.96%) Unix
4 3 (2.22%) Android
4 3 (2.22%) Windows 10
4 3 (2.22%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.48%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.48%) Mac OS
5 2 (1.48%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.74%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.74%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (45.19%) Computer Science
2 38 (28.15%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
4 25 (18.52%) Project Management
5 21 (15.56%) Mathematics
6 18 (13.33%) Scrum
7 17 (12.59%) User Acceptance Testing
8 15 (11.11%) Test Automation
9 13 (9.63%) Target Operating Model
10 12 (8.89%) SDLC
11 11 (8.15%) DevOps
11 11 (8.15%) OO
11 11 (8.15%) Regulatory Compliance
11 11 (8.15%) Translating Business Requirements
12 10 (7.41%) Data Science
13 9 (6.67%) Data Analysis
13 9 (6.67%) Multithreading
13 9 (6.67%) OOP
13 9 (6.67%) Web Development
14 8 (5.93%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 37 (27.41%) SQL
2 24 (17.78%) Java
3 22 (16.30%) C#
4 21 (15.56%) JavaScript
5 17 (12.59%) Python
6 6 (4.44%) C
7 4 (2.96%) PHP
7 4 (2.96%) R
7 4 (2.96%) VBA
8 3 (2.22%) Java 8
8 3 (2.22%) Kotlin
8 3 (2.22%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.22%) Scala
8 3 (2.22%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.22%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.48%) C++
9 2 (1.48%) Perl
10 1 (0.74%) ABAP
10 1 (0.74%) Korn
10 1 (0.74%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 33 (24.44%) Computer Science Degree
2 7 (5.19%) ISTQB
2 7 (5.19%) Master's Degree
3 4 (2.96%) CISSP
3 4 (2.96%) Numerate Degree
3 4 (2.96%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.22%) PhD
4 3 (2.22%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.48%) AWS Certification
5 2 (1.48%) CISA
5 2 (1.48%) CISM
5 2 (1.48%) ISEB
5 2 (1.48%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.74%) CLAS
6 1 (0.74%) GIAC
6 1 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.74%) MBA
6 1 (0.74%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.63%) QA
2 3 (2.22%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.48%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.74%) COBIT
4 1 (0.74%) GDPR
4 1 (0.74%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.74%) PMO
4 1 (0.74%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.96%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.48%) Docker
3 1 (0.74%) Squid
3 1 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (4.44%) Terraform
2 3 (2.22%) Grafana
2 3 (2.22%) Kibana
3 2 (1.48%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.74%) Ansible
4 1 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.74%) Netcool
4 1 (0.74%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 1 (0.74%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.74%) Oozie
4 1 (0.74%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.74%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 15 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.41%) Oracle
3 7 (5.19%) Adobe
3 7 (5.19%) Google
4 4 (2.96%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (2.96%) ServiceNow
5 3 (2.22%) Atlassian
5 3 (2.22%) Cisco
5 3 (2.22%) Cognos
5 3 (2.22%) Ericsson
5 3 (2.22%) Facebook
5 3 (2.22%) Instagram
5 3 (2.22%) Twitter
5 3 (2.22%) YouTube
6 2 (1.48%) Citrix
6 2 (1.48%) HP
6 2 (1.48%) SAP
7 1 (0.74%) Dell
7 1 (0.74%) IBM
7 1 (0.74%) Lotus