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 3 months to 23 June 2017 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
London / City of London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 44 42
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2  
Contract jobs citing Degree 146 151 244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.42% 4.46% 4.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 30.67% 26.58% 31.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 108 179
Median daily rate £500 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £608 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 6
Median hourly rate £15.50 £21.78 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.83% -27.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £20.71 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.10 £60.60 £43.27
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London.

Academic & Professional Certification
City of London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 476 568 768
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 14.42% 16.78% 13.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 421 572
Median daily rate £475 £475 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 19
Median hourly rate £18.70 £21.78 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.15% -11.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.75 £16.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £89.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.10 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.62% +24.80%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Degree as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Degree.

1 107 (36.52%) Computer Science
2 96 (32.76%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (32.42%) Finance
4 70 (23.89%) SQL
5 60 (20.48%) Computer Science Degree
6 58 (19.80%) Analytical Skills
7 56 (19.11%) Java
8 54 (18.43%) Mathematics
9 44 (15.02%) Banking
10 40 (13.65%) Project Management
10 40 (13.65%) Business Intelligence
11 38 (12.97%) Microsoft
12 37 (12.63%) HTML
13 34 (11.60%) Oracle
14 33 (11.26%) Analytics
15 31 (10.58%) JavaScript
16 29 (9.90%) C#
16 29 (9.90%) CSS
16 29 (9.90%) Test Automation
17 28 (9.56%) SQL Server
17 28 (9.56%) Python
17 28 (9.56%) Scrum
18 27 (9.22%) TDD
19 26 (8.87%) Microsoft Excel
19 26 (8.87%) Sybase
19 26 (8.87%) User Experience
20 25 (8.53%) Stakeholder Management
20 25 (8.53%) Marketing
21 24 (8.19%) OO
21 24 (8.19%) Relational Database

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 10 (3.41%) Apache
2 9 (3.07%) Apache Spark
3 8 (2.73%) Confluence
4 7 (2.39%) CMS
5 6 (2.05%) nginx
5 6 (2.05%) SAS
5 6 (2.05%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.37%) IIS
7 4 (1.37%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.02%) EPiServer
8 3 (1.02%) JBoss
8 3 (1.02%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.68%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.34%) Apache Airflow
10 1 (0.34%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.34%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 26 (8.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (6.83%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (4.10%) MS Visio
4 11 (3.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (2.73%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (1.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (1.37%) SPSS
7 3 (1.02%) OmniGraffle
7 3 (1.02%) Photoshop
7 3 (1.02%) Stata
8 1 (0.34%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.34%) CINEMA 4D
8 1 (0.34%) InVision
8 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.05%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.71%) Eloqua
2 5 (1.71%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (1.02%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.68%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.34%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.71%) Office 365
3 5 (1.71%) SaaS
4 4 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.37%) GitHub
4 4 (1.37%) IaaS
4 4 (1.37%) PaaS
5 3 (1.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (1.02%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (1.02%) Heroku
6 1 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.34%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.34%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.34%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.34%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.10%) Internet
2 5 (1.71%) Firewall
3 4 (1.37%) LDAP
3 4 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (1.02%) HTTP
4 3 (1.02%) Intranet
4 3 (1.02%) SSL
5 2 (0.68%) LAN
5 2 (0.68%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.34%) CTI
6 1 (0.34%) DNS
6 1 (0.34%) Extranet
6 1 (0.34%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.34%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.34%) Network Security
6 1 (0.34%) SSH
6 1 (0.34%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (9.56%) SQL Server
2 24 (8.19%) Relational Database
3 21 (7.17%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (4.44%) NoSQL
4 13 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (4.10%) Hadoop
6 11 (3.75%) Big Data
7 10 (3.41%) MongoDB
7 10 (3.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (3.07%) MySQL
9 8 (2.73%) DB2
9 8 (2.73%) Power BI
10 7 (2.39%) RDBMS
10 7 (2.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (1.37%) KDB
11 4 (1.37%) QlikView
12 3 (1.02%) Apache Hive
12 3 (1.02%) Couchbase
12 3 (1.02%) Kdb+
12 3 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (8.19%) Git (software)
2 16 (5.46%) JIRA
3 15 (5.12%) Jenkins
4 9 (3.07%) Maven
5 7 (2.39%) Subversion
5 7 (2.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (2.05%) Selenium
6 6 (2.05%) TeamCity
6 6 (2.05%) Visual Studio
7 5 (1.71%) Eclipse
7 5 (1.71%) Karma Test Runner
8 4 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (1.37%) Axure RP
8 4 (1.37%) Bower
8 4 (1.37%) Eclipse RCP
8 4 (1.37%) gulp
8 4 (1.37%) Mocha
9 3 (1.02%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.02%) JUnit
9 3 (1.02%) SpecFlow
General
1 95 (32.42%) Finance
2 44 (15.02%) Banking
3 25 (8.53%) Marketing
4 23 (7.85%) Front Office
5 20 (6.83%) Legal
6 15 (5.12%) Investment Banking
7 14 (4.78%) Telecoms
8 12 (4.10%) Retail
9 9 (3.07%) Games
10 8 (2.73%) Advertising
10 8 (2.73%) Back Office
10 8 (2.73%) Financial Institution
10 8 (2.73%) Law
11 4 (1.37%) Billing
12 3 (1.02%) Digital Economy
12 3 (1.02%) French Language
12 3 (1.02%) Military
12 3 (1.02%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.34%) Electronics
13 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 100 (34.13%) Developer
2 54 (18.43%) Analyst
3 24 (8.19%) Java Developer
4 18 (6.14%) Business Analyst
5 17 (5.80%) Architect
6 16 (5.46%) Senior Developer
7 15 (5.12%) Project Manager
8 14 (4.78%) Designer
8 14 (4.78%) Junior
9 12 (4.10%) SQL Analyst
10 11 (3.75%) Consultant
11 10 (3.41%) Data Analyst
12 8 (2.73%) .NET Developer
12 8 (2.73%) C# Developer
12 8 (2.73%) Data Scientist
12 8 (2.73%) User Researcher
13 7 (2.39%) Games Developer
13 7 (2.39%) Java Games Developer
13 7 (2.39%) Telecoms Developer
13 7 (2.39%) Telecoms Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (12.63%) HTML
2 29 (9.90%) CSS
3 21 (7.17%) .NET
3 21 (7.17%) HTML5
4 18 (6.14%) AngularJS
5 13 (4.44%) CSS3
5 13 (4.44%) Node.js
6 12 (4.10%) REST
6 12 (4.10%) RESTful
7 8 (2.73%) FIX Protocol
7 8 (2.73%) jQuery
8 7 (2.39%) Spring
8 7 (2.39%) Web Services
8 7 (2.39%) XML
9 6 (2.05%) D3.js
9 6 (2.05%) Hibernate
9 6 (2.05%) LEMP Stack
9 6 (2.05%) React
10 5 (1.71%) Gherkin
10 5 (1.71%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 107 (36.52%) Computer Science
2 58 (19.80%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (8.87%) User Experience
4 18 (6.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 16 (5.46%) Management Information System
6 15 (5.12%) Data Structures
7 14 (4.78%) Derivative
7 14 (4.78%) Equities
8 13 (4.44%) Mobile App
9 11 (3.75%) Algorithms
10 10 (3.41%) Fixed Income
11 8 (2.73%) Fintech
12 7 (2.39%) Credit Risk
12 7 (2.39%) Data Centre
13 6 (2.05%) Greenfield Project
13 6 (2.05%) NHS
13 6 (2.05%) Virtual Team
14 5 (1.71%) Hedge funds
15 4 (1.37%) Cloud Native
15 4 (1.37%) Contactless
Operating Systems
1 23 (7.85%) Linux
2 21 (7.17%) Windows
3 20 (6.83%) Unix
4 7 (2.39%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.05%) Android
6 5 (1.71%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.37%) CentOS
8 2 (0.68%) AIX
8 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.34%) Solaris
9 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.34%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (32.76%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (18.43%) Mathematics
3 40 (13.65%) Business Intelligence
3 40 (13.65%) Project Management
4 33 (11.26%) Analytics
5 29 (9.90%) Test Automation
6 28 (9.56%) Scrum
7 27 (9.22%) TDD
8 25 (8.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 24 (8.19%) OO
10 21 (7.17%) BDD
11 20 (6.83%) Data Modelling
12 19 (6.48%) ITIL
13 17 (5.80%) Change Management
13 17 (5.80%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (5.80%) E-Commerce
14 16 (5.46%) Data Management
14 16 (5.46%) PRINCE2
14 16 (5.46%) Service Delivery
14 16 (5.46%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 70 (23.89%) SQL
2 56 (19.11%) Java
3 31 (10.58%) JavaScript
4 29 (9.90%) C#
5 28 (9.56%) Python
6 17 (5.80%) C++
7 16 (5.46%) R
8 14 (4.78%) C
9 13 (4.44%) Ruby
10 10 (3.41%) Shell Script
11 9 (3.07%) Bash Shell
11 9 (3.07%) Scala
11 9 (3.07%) VBA
12 7 (2.39%) PHP
13 5 (1.71%) TypeScript
14 4 (1.37%) Apex Code
14 4 (1.37%) Perl
14 4 (1.37%) VB
15 3 (1.02%) PL/SQL
15 3 (1.02%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 60 (20.48%) Computer Science Degree
2 14 (4.78%) Numerate Degree
3 12 (4.10%) PMI Certification
4 11 (3.75%) Master's Degree
5 10 (3.41%) Security Cleared
6 5 (1.71%) CAPM
6 5 (1.71%) ISEB
6 5 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.71%) PhD
6 5 (1.71%) Postgraduate
6 5 (1.71%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.37%) PMP
8 3 (1.02%) AWS Certification
8 3 (1.02%) CISSP
8 3 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.02%) MCSE
9 2 (0.68%) APMP
10 1 (0.34%) CSSLP
10 1 (0.34%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.34%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.51%) QA
2 14 (4.78%) Data Quality
3 9 (3.07%) MiFID
4 8 (2.73%) PMO
5 7 (2.39%) GDPR
6 6 (2.05%) SLA
7 4 (1.37%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.68%) COBIT
8 2 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.68%) P3O
8 2 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.34%) COSO
9 1 (0.34%) CRD IV
9 1 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.34%) EMIR
9 1 (0.34%) IFRS
9 1 (0.34%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 4 (1.37%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.02%) Docker
2 3 (1.02%) HDFS
2 3 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.34%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.34%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (1.37%) SCCM
2 2 (0.68%) Mesos
2 2 (0.68%) SCOM
2 2 (0.68%) WSUS
3 1 (0.34%) Ansible
3 1 (0.34%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.34%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.34%) Grafana
3 1 (0.34%) Graphite
3 1 (0.34%) HockeyApp
3 1 (0.34%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.34%) IBM BigFix
3 1 (0.34%) Marathon
3 1 (0.34%) Nagios
3 1 (0.34%) Oozie
3 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.34%) Puppet
3 1 (0.34%) vMotion
3 1 (0.34%) vRealize
3 1 (0.34%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 38 (12.97%) Microsoft
2 34 (11.60%) Oracle
3 26 (8.87%) Sybase
4 10 (3.41%) Netezza
4 10 (3.41%) Tableau
5 8 (2.73%) Teradata
6 7 (2.39%) SAP
7 6 (2.05%) Adobe
7 6 (2.05%) Bloomberg
7 6 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (2.05%) webMethods
8 5 (1.71%) Atlassian
8 5 (1.71%) HP
8 5 (1.71%) iManage
8 5 (1.71%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.71%) Xerox
9 4 (1.37%) Infragistics
10 3 (1.02%) ION Trading
10 3 (1.02%) VMware
10 3 (1.02%) WorldPay
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