Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 37 32
Rank change year-on-year 0 -5 +3
Contract jobs citing Degree 372 375 479
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.21% 5.60% 5.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.39% 35.99% 34.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 260 341
City of London median daily rate £525 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% - +2.86%
10th Percentile £309 £300 £240
90th Percentile £725 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +16.67% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 13
City of London median hourly rate £20.25 £20.89 £21.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.06% -3.35% +66.27%
10th Percentile £13.31 £19.00 £12.10
90th Percentile £30.53 £39.88 £45.60
Central London median hourly rate £22.02 £20.89 £21.62
% change year-on-year +5.39% -3.35% +60.11%

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 995 1042 1377
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.94% 15.56% 15.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 707 732 1007
City of London median daily rate £488 £450 £442
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +1.81% +4.00%
10th Percentile £300 £282 £262
90th Percentile £675 £625 £638
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £442
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.81% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 14 29
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% +1.60% +20.65%
10th Percentile £13.31 £16.16 £11.23
90th Percentile £29.64 £29.38 £38.00
Central London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.35
% change year-on-year - +3.54% +7.94%

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 23 November 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

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 - 4 £325 -
Moorgate - 2 - -
Degree
Central London

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 159 (42.74%) Finance
2 148 (39.78%) Computer Science
3 124 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 84 (22.58%) SQL
5 82 (22.04%) Computer Science Degree
6 75 (20.16%) Java
6 75 (20.16%) Banking
7 68 (18.28%) Analytical Skills
8 66 (17.74%) C#
9 62 (16.67%) Mathematics
10 60 (16.13%) Microsoft
11 54 (14.52%) TDD
12 53 (14.25%) .NET
13 51 (13.71%) Front Office
14 48 (12.90%) SQL Server
14 48 (12.90%) Multithreading
15 47 (12.63%) Test Automation
15 47 (12.63%) Linux
15 47 (12.63%) OO
16 44 (11.83%) Project Management
16 44 (11.83%) REST
17 42 (11.29%) Python
18 40 (10.75%) Data Structures
19 38 (10.22%) Algorithms
19 38 (10.22%) Relational Database
19 38 (10.22%) Oracle
20 37 (9.95%) Windows
20 37 (9.95%) Microsoft Azure
21 36 (9.68%) HTML
22 35 (9.41%) Microsoft Office

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 6 (1.61%) CMS
1 6 (1.61%) MS Exchange
2 5 (1.34%) Apache Spark
3 4 (1.08%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.08%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.81%) Confluence
4 3 (0.81%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.54%) EPiServer
5 2 (0.54%) GemFire
5 2 (0.54%) IIS
5 2 (0.54%) nginx
5 2 (0.54%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.54%) SAS
5 2 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.27%) Apache
6 1 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 35 (9.41%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (8.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (2.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.88%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.34%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.81%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.81%) SPSS
7 2 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.54%) Weka
8 1 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.27%) InDesign
8 1 (0.27%) InVision
8 1 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.27%) Stata
Business Applications
1 5 (1.34%) Kondor
2 3 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.81%) Radian6
2 3 (0.81%) Social Studio
3 2 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.54%) Eloqua
3 2 (0.54%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.54%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.54%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.27%) HFM
4 1 (0.27%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.27%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.27%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 37 (9.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (4.03%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (2.69%) Office 365
4 9 (2.42%) SaaS
5 6 (1.61%) Force.com
5 6 (1.61%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 5 (1.34%) GitHub
6 5 (1.34%) Mimecast
7 4 (1.08%) Serverless
8 3 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.81%) npm
8 3 (0.81%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 2 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.54%) PaaS
10 1 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.27%) G Suite
10 1 (0.27%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.27%) Heroku
10 1 (0.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.76%) Internet
2 9 (2.42%) Intranet
3 6 (1.61%) Firewall
4 5 (1.34%) HTTP
4 5 (1.34%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.34%) Wireless
5 4 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (1.08%) DNS
6 3 (0.81%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (0.81%) CTI
6 3 (0.81%) DHCP
6 3 (0.81%) LAN
6 3 (0.81%) Network Security
6 3 (0.81%) VPN
6 3 (0.81%) WAN
7 2 (0.54%) BGP
7 2 (0.54%) IPsec
7 2 (0.54%) MPLS
7 2 (0.54%) SAN
7 2 (0.54%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 38 (10.22%) Relational Database
3 24 (6.45%) RDBMS
4 13 (3.49%) SQL Server 2016
5 12 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (3.23%) SQL Server 2014
6 11 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (2.96%) KDB
7 8 (2.15%) Big Data
7 8 (2.15%) NoSQL
8 7 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.34%) MongoDB
9 5 (1.34%) MySQL
10 4 (1.08%) DocumentDB
10 4 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (1.08%) QlikView
10 4 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.81%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 25 (6.72%) Git (software)
2 14 (3.76%) JIRA
3 10 (2.69%) TeamCity
4 9 (2.42%) Maven
5 8 (2.15%) Cucumber
5 8 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (1.61%) Selenium
6 6 (1.61%) Subversion
7 5 (1.34%) Gradle
7 5 (1.34%) Jenkins
7 5 (1.34%) SpecFlow
7 5 (1.34%) Visual Studio
8 4 (1.08%) WebDriver
9 3 (0.81%) gulp
9 3 (0.81%) Mocha
9 3 (0.81%) Sinon.JS
9 3 (0.81%) TestRail
10 2 (0.54%) Protractor
10 2 (0.54%) PyCharm
10 2 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 159 (42.74%) Finance
2 75 (20.16%) Banking
3 51 (13.71%) Front Office
4 35 (9.41%) Marketing
5 32 (8.60%) Telecoms
6 20 (5.38%) Games
7 13 (3.49%) Legal
8 10 (2.69%) Retail
9 8 (2.15%) Advertising
9 8 (2.15%) Investment Banking
10 7 (1.88%) Back Office
11 5 (1.34%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.81%) Billing
12 3 (0.81%) Military
12 3 (0.81%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.54%) Law
13 2 (0.54%) Prime Brokerage
13 2 (0.54%) Publishing
14 1 (0.27%) Digital Economy
14 1 (0.27%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 165 (44.35%) Developer
2 54 (14.52%) Analyst
3 40 (10.75%) C# Developer
3 40 (10.75%) Java Developer
4 22 (5.91%) WPF Developer
5 20 (5.38%) Games Developer
5 20 (5.38%) Java Games Developer
5 20 (5.38%) Telecoms Developer
5 20 (5.38%) Telecoms Java Developer
6 19 (5.11%) Business Analyst
7 18 (4.84%) C# WPF Developer
8 17 (4.57%) Designer
8 17 (4.57%) Senior Developer
9 15 (4.03%) .NET Developer
10 14 (3.76%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
11 12 (3.23%) Architect
11 12 (3.23%) Consultant
11 12 (3.23%) Python Developer
12 10 (2.69%) C++ Developer
12 10 (2.69%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (14.25%) .NET
2 44 (11.83%) REST
3 36 (9.68%) HTML
4 34 (9.14%) WPF
5 32 (8.60%) WCF
6 25 (6.72%) Web Services
7 22 (5.91%) CSS
8 19 (5.11%) HTML5
9 18 (4.84%) AngularJS
10 15 (4.03%) WinForms
11 12 (3.23%) Node.js
11 12 (3.23%) Task Parallel Library
11 12 (3.23%) XML
12 11 (2.96%) jQuery
12 11 (2.96%) RabbitMQ
13 9 (2.42%) ASP.NET Web API
13 9 (2.42%) FIX Protocol
14 8 (2.15%) JSON
15 7 (1.88%) SOAP
15 7 (1.88%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 148 (39.78%) Computer Science
2 68 (18.28%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (10.75%) Data Structures
4 38 (10.22%) Algorithms
5 24 (6.45%) Equities
5 24 (6.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 24 (6.45%) User Experience
6 16 (4.30%) Hedge funds
7 15 (4.03%) Fintech
7 15 (4.03%) Mobile App
8 11 (2.96%) Social Media
9 10 (2.69%) Greenfield Project
10 9 (2.42%) Management Information System
11 7 (1.88%) Virtual Team
12 6 (1.61%) Derivative
12 6 (1.61%) Fixed Income
13 5 (1.34%) Blackberry
13 5 (1.34%) Microsoft Licensing
14 4 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (1.08%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 47 (12.63%) Linux
2 37 (9.95%) Windows
3 14 (3.76%) Unix
4 11 (2.96%) Apple iOS
4 11 (2.96%) Windows Server
5 10 (2.69%) Android
6 9 (2.42%) Windows 10
6 9 (2.42%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.34%) CentOS
8 4 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.54%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.27%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (16.67%) Mathematics
3 54 (14.52%) TDD
4 48 (12.90%) Multithreading
5 47 (12.63%) OO
5 47 (12.63%) Test Automation
6 44 (11.83%) Project Management
7 34 (9.14%) Low Latency
8 30 (8.06%) ITIL
9 29 (7.80%) SDLC
10 28 (7.53%) Analytics
11 24 (6.45%) Scrum
12 22 (5.91%) Risk Management
12 22 (5.91%) Service Delivery
12 22 (5.91%) SOA
13 21 (5.65%) Market Making
13 21 (5.65%) OOD
14 20 (5.38%) Stakeholder Management
15 19 (5.11%) Business Intelligence
15 19 (5.11%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 84 (22.58%) SQL
2 75 (20.16%) Java
3 66 (17.74%) C#
4 42 (11.29%) Python
5 34 (9.14%) C++
6 27 (7.26%) JavaScript
7 17 (4.57%) T-SQL
8 13 (3.49%) Bash Shell
9 9 (2.42%) C
9 9 (2.42%) Ruby
10 8 (2.15%) R
11 7 (1.88%) PowerShell
12 6 (1.61%) Perl
12 6 (1.61%) VBA
13 5 (1.34%) Apex Code
13 5 (1.34%) Scala
13 5 (1.34%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.81%) Apple Swift
14 3 (0.81%) F#
14 3 (0.81%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 82 (22.04%) Computer Science Degree
2 28 (7.53%) Numerate Degree
3 18 (4.84%) PhD
4 13 (3.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (3.23%) Master's Degree
6 10 (2.69%) PMI Certification
7 9 (2.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (2.15%) MCP
8 8 (2.15%) MCSE
9 7 (1.88%) CCNA
9 7 (1.88%) Security Cleared
10 5 (1.34%) CISM
10 5 (1.34%) CISSP
11 4 (1.08%) CAPM
11 4 (1.08%) PMP
12 3 (0.81%) CCSP
12 3 (0.81%) ISEB
12 3 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (9.41%) QA
2 10 (2.69%) GDPR
2 10 (2.69%) SLA
3 8 (2.15%) PMO
4 4 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.08%) Solvency II
5 3 (0.81%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.54%) MiFID
6 2 (0.54%) P3O
6 2 (0.54%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.27%) COBIT
7 1 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.27%) GCP
7 1 (0.27%) HL7
7 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (0.27%) WCAG
System Software
1 16 (4.30%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.61%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.08%) iptables
4 4 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.81%) Docker
5 3 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.54%) DFS Replication
6 2 (0.54%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.54%) vSphere
6 2 (0.54%) Xen
6 2 (0.54%) XenApp
6 2 (0.54%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.27%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.27%) KVM
Systems Management
1 8 (2.15%) Ansible
2 7 (1.88%) SCCM
3 6 (1.61%) Backup Exec
4 5 (1.34%) NetBackup
4 5 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (1.08%) SCOM
5 4 (1.08%) SELinux
6 3 (0.81%) Puppet
7 2 (0.54%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.54%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.54%) Nessus
7 2 (0.54%) Oozie
7 2 (0.54%) OSSEC
7 2 (0.54%) Packer
7 2 (0.54%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.54%) Terraform
7 2 (0.54%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.27%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 60 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 38 (10.22%) Oracle
3 24 (6.45%) Sybase
4 18 (4.84%) Salesforce.com
5 14 (3.76%) VMware
6 13 (3.49%) Cisco
7 7 (1.88%) Bloomberg
7 7 (1.88%) IBM
7 7 (1.88%) Sophos
7 7 (1.88%) Tableau
8 6 (1.61%) CheckPoint
8 6 (1.61%) Reuters
8 6 (1.61%) SAP
9 5 (1.34%) Adobe
9 5 (1.34%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.34%) TIBCO
9 5 (1.34%) Veeam
10 4 (1.08%) Citrix
10 4 (1.08%) Hyperion
10 4 (1.08%) Symantec