Period
to 11 May 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 11 May 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
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 36 36 46
Rank change year-on-year 0 +10 +9
Contract jobs citing Degree 161 175 297
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 5.95% 5.08% 4.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 35.70% 31.31% 32.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 116 221
10th Percentile £311 £275 £310
25th Percentile £425 £396 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £488 £525
Median % change year-on-year +12.82% -7.14% -
75th Percentile £634 £556 £638
90th Percentile £738 £625 £713
Central London median daily rate £550 £454 £525
% change year-on-year +21.15% -13.52% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 6
10th Percentile £13.90 £31.70 £13.13
25th Percentile £17.50 £44.75 £14.85
Median hourly rate £27.00 £48.50 £24.82
Median % change year-on-year -44.33% +95.39% -10.73%
75th Percentile £28.75 £52.25 £39.13
90th Percentile £37.30 £52.70 £51.00
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £47.50 £25.09
% change year-on-year -55.79% +89.32% -9.76%

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 451 559 926
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 16.66% 16.23% 14.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 381 664
10th Percentile £301 £270 £263
25th Percentile £413 £383 £409
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% -2.44%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £613
90th Percentile £716 £650 £688
Central London median daily rate £525 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 13
10th Percentile £14.35 £12.40 £12.30
25th Percentile £16.88 £18.70 £13.75
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £20.65
Median % change year-on-year - +21.09% +10.40%
75th Percentile £27.88 £52.25 £33.75
90th Percentile £34.45 £52.40 £40.35
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.56 £20.65
% change year-on-year -18.57% +18.96% +10.40%

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 11 May 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 11 May 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Degree in the City of London

For the 6 months to 11 May 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 84 (52.17%) Finance
2 61 (37.89%) Social Skills
3 52 (32.30%) Computer Science
4 46 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 45 (27.95%) SQL
6 38 (23.60%) Computer Science Degree
7 35 (21.74%) Problem-Solving
8 34 (21.12%) Analytical Skills
9 32 (19.88%) Analytics
10 29 (18.01%) Business Intelligence
11 25 (15.53%) Python
11 25 (15.53%) Project Management
11 25 (15.53%) Mathematics
12 24 (14.91%) Azure
13 23 (14.29%) Front Office
14 21 (13.04%) Microsoft
14 21 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
15 20 (12.42%) ITIL
15 20 (12.42%) Management Information System
15 20 (12.42%) Statistics
15 20 (12.42%) Investment Management
15 20 (12.42%) Decision-Making
16 19 (11.80%) Microsoft Excel
17 18 (11.18%) Scrum
17 18 (11.18%) DevOps
17 18 (11.18%) User Experience
18 17 (10.56%) Risk Management
18 17 (10.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
18 17 (10.56%) Asset Management
19 16 (9.94%) Power BI

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 (5.59%) Jupyter
2 7 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.86%) Confluence
4 2 (1.24%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.24%) SAS
5 1 (0.62%) Apache
5 1 (0.62%) Appian
5 1 (0.62%) IIS
5 1 (0.62%) JBoss
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 19 (11.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (10.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (4.35%) MS Visio
4 6 (3.73%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.62%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.62%) Simulink
5 1 (0.62%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.86%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (1.24%) Eikon
2 2 (1.24%) ION MarketView
2 2 (1.24%) Magento
2 2 (1.24%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.62%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.62%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.62%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 24 (14.91%) Azure
2 16 (9.94%) Power Platform
3 14 (8.70%) AWS
4 6 (3.73%) Microsoft 365
5 4 (2.48%) GCP
5 4 (2.48%) PaaS
5 4 (2.48%) SaaS
6 3 (1.86%) Amazon S3
6 3 (1.86%) Azure Logic Apps
6 3 (1.86%) Power Automate
6 3 (1.86%) PowerApps
6 3 (1.86%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.24%) Azure Stack
7 2 (1.24%) IaaS
8 1 (0.62%) Akamai
8 1 (0.62%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.62%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 1 (0.62%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.48%) Network Security
2 3 (1.86%) Multicast
3 2 (1.24%) DECT
3 2 (1.24%) Firewall
3 2 (1.24%) IPv4
3 2 (1.24%) IPv6
3 2 (1.24%) PPP
3 2 (1.24%) SAN
3 2 (1.24%) UPnP
3 2 (1.24%) VPN
3 2 (1.24%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (1.24%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.62%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.62%) BGP
4 1 (0.62%) Internet
4 1 (0.62%) LAN
4 1 (0.62%) MPLS
4 1 (0.62%) OSPF
4 1 (0.62%) VLAN
4 1 (0.62%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (9.94%) Power BI
3 9 (5.59%) QlikView
4 8 (4.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (4.35%) SQL Server
6 6 (3.73%) DB2
7 5 (3.11%) Tableau
8 4 (2.48%) MySQL
9 3 (1.86%) Big Data
9 3 (1.86%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (1.24%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (1.24%) Data Lake
10 2 (1.24%) Hadoop
10 2 (1.24%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.24%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (1.24%) Yellowfin
11 1 (0.62%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 9 (5.59%) Git (software)
2 8 (4.97%) JIRA
3 5 (3.11%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.48%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.24%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.24%) GDB
5 2 (1.24%) GitLab
5 2 (1.24%) IDA Disassembler
6 1 (0.62%) ERwin
6 1 (0.62%) Gradle
6 1 (0.62%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.62%) Maven
6 1 (0.62%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.62%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.62%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.62%) Zephyr
General
1 84 (52.17%) Finance
2 61 (37.89%) Social Skills
3 34 (21.12%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (14.29%) Front Office
5 14 (8.70%) Marketing
5 14 (8.70%) Presentation Skills
6 13 (8.07%) Banking
7 8 (4.97%) Public Sector
8 7 (4.35%) Financial Institution
8 7 (4.35%) Legal
9 6 (3.73%) Influencing Skills
9 6 (3.73%) Polish Language
9 6 (3.73%) Telecoms
10 5 (3.11%) Documentation Skills
11 4 (2.48%) Investment Banking
12 3 (1.86%) Russian Language
13 2 (1.24%) Arabic Language
13 2 (1.24%) Cantonese Language
13 2 (1.24%) German Language
13 2 (1.24%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 42 (26.09%) Analyst
2 34 (21.12%) Developer
3 13 (8.07%) Business Analyst
4 12 (7.45%) Data Scientist
4 12 (7.45%) Project Manager
5 9 (5.59%) Architect
5 9 (5.59%) Business Systems Analyst
5 9 (5.59%) SQL Analyst
5 9 (5.59%) Systems Analyst
6 7 (4.35%) Java Developer
6 7 (4.35%) Qualitative Analyst
6 7 (4.35%) Quantitative Analyst
6 7 (4.35%) User Experience Researcher
7 6 (3.73%) C# Developer
7 6 (3.73%) Consultant
7 6 (3.73%) Junior
8 5 (3.11%) Electronic Trading Developer
8 5 (3.11%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
9 4 (2.48%) C++ Developer
9 4 (2.48%) Finance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.21%) HTML
2 9 (5.59%) CSS
2 9 (5.59%) D3.js
2 9 (5.59%) Shiny
3 8 (4.97%) .NET
3 8 (4.97%) AngularJS
3 8 (4.97%) React
4 7 (4.35%) .NET Core
5 5 (3.11%) RESTful
6 4 (2.48%) Redux
6 4 (2.48%) XML
7 3 (1.86%) Blazor
7 3 (1.86%) jQuery
8 2 (1.24%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (1.24%) Kafka
8 2 (1.24%) Middleware
8 2 (1.24%) Spring
8 2 (1.24%) Web Services
9 1 (0.62%) SAML
9 1 (0.62%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.42%) Management Information System
2 18 (11.18%) User Experience
3 11 (6.83%) Algorithms
3 11 (6.83%) Social Media
4 9 (5.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 8 (4.97%) Market Risk
6 7 (4.35%) Fixed Income
7 6 (3.73%) Equities
7 6 (3.73%) iSeries
8 5 (3.11%) PMI
9 4 (2.48%) Derivative
9 4 (2.48%) Reinsurance
10 3 (1.86%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (1.86%) N-Tier
11 2 (1.24%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 2 (1.24%) Data Centre
11 2 (1.24%) Data Structures
11 2 (1.24%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (1.24%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (1.24%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.21%) Linux
2 7 (4.35%) Windows
3 5 (3.11%) Unix
4 2 (1.24%) OpenWrt
4 2 (1.24%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.62%) Android
5 1 (0.62%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (32.30%) Computer Science
2 46 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (21.74%) Problem-Solving
4 32 (19.88%) Analytics
5 29 (18.01%) Business Intelligence
6 25 (15.53%) Mathematics
6 25 (15.53%) Project Management
7 20 (12.42%) Decision-Making
7 20 (12.42%) Investment Management
7 20 (12.42%) ITIL
7 20 (12.42%) Statistics
8 18 (11.18%) DevOps
8 18 (11.18%) Scrum
9 17 (10.56%) Asset Management
9 17 (10.56%) Risk Management
10 15 (9.32%) Data Analysis
10 15 (9.32%) Data Science
10 15 (9.32%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (8.70%) Business Analysis
11 14 (8.70%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 45 (27.95%) SQL
2 25 (15.53%) Python
3 15 (9.32%) Java
4 11 (6.83%) JavaScript
5 10 (6.21%) C++
5 10 (6.21%) R
5 10 (6.21%) VBA
6 7 (4.35%) PowerShell
7 6 (3.73%) C#
8 4 (2.48%) C
8 4 (2.48%) Java 8
9 3 (1.86%) Scala
9 3 (1.86%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.86%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.24%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.24%) PHP
10 2 (1.24%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.62%) Go
11 1 (0.62%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.62%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 38 (23.60%) Computer Science Degree
2 12 (7.45%) PhD
3 9 (5.59%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (4.35%) Master's Degree
5 6 (3.73%) PMI Certification
6 5 (3.11%) CISSP
7 4 (2.48%) CISM
7 4 (2.48%) Numerate Degree
7 4 (2.48%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.48%) Security Cleared
7 4 (2.48%) TOGAF Certification
8 3 (1.86%) GIAC
9 2 (1.24%) CFA
9 2 (1.24%) CISA
9 2 (1.24%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.24%) PMP
9 2 (1.24%) SANS
10 1 (0.62%) ACCA
10 1 (0.62%) CREST Certified
10 1 (0.62%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.59%) QA
2 6 (3.73%) Data Quality
3 5 (3.11%) PMO
4 4 (2.48%) NIST
5 3 (1.86%) COBIT
5 3 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (1.24%) JTAG
6 2 (1.24%) SLA
7 1 (0.62%) AIFMD
7 1 (0.62%) GDPR
7 1 (0.62%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.62%) IFRS
7 1 (0.62%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.62%) MiFID
7 1 (0.62%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.62%) UCITS
System Software
1 4 (2.48%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.24%) BitLocker
2 2 (1.24%) Snort
2 2 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.62%) DFS Replication
3 1 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.62%) XenApp
3 1 (0.62%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (1.24%) CASB
2 1 (0.62%) EnCase
2 1 (0.62%) FTK
2 1 (0.62%) Grafana
2 1 (0.62%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.62%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (0.62%) Prometheus
2 1 (0.62%) SCCM
2 1 (0.62%) Terraform
Vendors
1 21 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 14 (8.70%) Salesforce.com
3 9 (5.59%) Alteryx
4 6 (3.73%) Splunk
5 4 (2.48%) Oracle
5 4 (2.48%) SAP
5 4 (2.48%) Workday
6 3 (1.86%) Sparx
7 2 (1.24%) Bloomberg
7 2 (1.24%) Cadence
7 2 (1.24%) Cisco
7 2 (1.24%) Citrix
7 2 (1.24%) ION Trading
7 2 (1.24%) Reuters
7 2 (1.24%) Solace
7 2 (1.24%) Tanium
7 2 (1.24%) VMware
8 1 (0.62%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.62%) Nimble Storage
8 1 (0.62%) Talend