Period
to 24 June 2019

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 24 June 2019 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 48 51 48
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3 -6
Contract jobs citing Degree 290 311 291
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.50% 4.48% 4.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 34.08% 33.16% 32.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 239 192
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £320 £312 £263
90th Percentile £700 £715 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
% change year-on-year - +10.53% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 7
City of London median hourly rate £21.75 £27.11 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.77% +35.55% -37.01%
10th Percentile £12.13 £12.50 £12.44
90th Percentile £51.00 £62.50 £29.77
Central London median hourly rate £25.09 £27.11 £20.00
% change year-on-year -7.45% +35.55% -36.51%

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 851 938 891
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.21% 13.53% 14.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 688 604
City of London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £312 £275
90th Percentile £688 £700 £650
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £460
% change year-on-year +2.50% +8.70% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 41 20
City of London median hourly rate £29.00 £18.70 £17.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.08% +4.89% -18.15%
10th Percentile £12.25 £14.00 £12.69
90th Percentile £42.00 £38.50 £25.51
Central London median hourly rate £25.09 £18.70 £17.77
% change year-on-year +34.17% +5.23% -18.41%

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019. 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 - 2 £550 -
Degree
Central London

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, 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.

1 129 (44.48%) Finance
2 99 (34.14%) Computer Science
3 89 (30.69%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (24.14%) Java
5 54 (18.62%) Computer Science Degree
6 51 (17.59%) Python
7 50 (17.24%) Microsoft
8 47 (16.21%) Mathematics
9 45 (15.52%) SQL
9 45 (15.52%) Analytical Skills
10 42 (14.48%) Project Management
11 40 (13.79%) JavaScript
11 40 (13.79%) Analytics
12 39 (13.45%) Problem-Solving
13 38 (13.10%) Scrum
14 37 (12.76%) Banking
15 29 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
15 29 (10.00%) DevOps
15 29 (10.00%) Machine Learning
16 28 (9.66%) HTML
16 28 (9.66%) TDD
17 27 (9.31%) Windows
17 27 (9.31%) Master's Degree
18 26 (8.97%) Microsoft Azure
19 25 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
19 25 (8.62%) C#
19 25 (8.62%) CSS
20 24 (8.28%) Microsoft Office
20 24 (8.28%) SDLC
21 23 (7.93%) Statistics

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 12 (4.14%) Confluence
2 10 (3.45%) Apache Spark
3 7 (2.41%) Apache
3 7 (2.41%) SAS
4 6 (2.07%) CMS
5 4 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.38%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.03%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.03%) IIS
6 3 (1.03%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.03%) nginx
6 3 (1.03%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.69%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.34%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.34%) Jetty
8 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 29 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (8.28%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (4.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (2.41%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (2.07%) MS Visio
5 6 (2.07%) Sketch
6 4 (1.38%) InVision
6 4 (1.38%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.69%) SPSS
7 2 (0.69%) Stata
8 1 (0.34%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.34%) Houdini
8 1 (0.34%) Maya
8 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 4 (1.38%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (1.03%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.69%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.69%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.34%) assyst
5 1 (0.34%) CA PPM
5 1 (0.34%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 26 (8.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (3.79%) Office 365
4 8 (2.76%) Power Platform
5 6 (2.07%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 6 (2.07%) GitHub
6 5 (1.72%) IaaS
6 5 (1.72%) PaaS
7 4 (1.38%) SaaS
8 3 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (1.03%) Google Analytics
8 3 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.69%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 2 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.69%) npm
9 2 (0.69%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.69%) Serverless
10 1 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.34%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.10%) LAN
1 9 (3.10%) WAN
2 8 (2.76%) Firewall
2 8 (2.76%) TCP/IP
3 7 (2.41%) Internet
3 7 (2.41%) SAN
4 6 (2.07%) NAS
4 6 (2.07%) VPN
5 5 (1.72%) Ethernet
5 5 (1.72%) Intranet
5 5 (1.72%) Wireless
6 4 (1.38%) DNS
6 4 (1.38%) Skype
7 3 (1.03%) BGP
7 3 (1.03%) DHCP
7 3 (1.03%) EIGRP
7 3 (1.03%) MPLS
7 3 (1.03%) OSPF
7 3 (1.03%) RIP
8 2 (0.69%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.52%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.14%) Relational Database
3 11 (3.79%) Big Data
4 10 (3.45%) MySQL
5 8 (2.76%) Power BI
6 7 (2.41%) Hadoop
7 6 (2.07%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (1.72%) MongoDB
8 5 (1.72%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.38%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.38%) QlikView
9 4 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.03%) Data Lake
10 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (1.03%) MS Access
10 3 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.03%) Redis
10 3 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.69%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 22 (7.59%) JIRA
2 13 (4.48%) Git (software)
3 7 (2.41%) Cucumber
3 7 (2.41%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.72%) Jasmine
4 5 (1.72%) Mocha
4 5 (1.72%) Visual Studio
4 5 (1.72%) webpack
5 4 (1.38%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (1.03%) gulp
6 3 (1.03%) JSUnit
6 3 (1.03%) Karma Test Runner
6 3 (1.03%) Subversion
6 3 (1.03%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.69%) Axure RP
7 2 (0.69%) Bower
7 2 (0.69%) Gradle
7 2 (0.69%) Mockito
7 2 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 129 (44.48%) Finance
2 37 (12.76%) Banking
3 20 (6.90%) Front Office
4 17 (5.86%) Marketing
5 11 (3.79%) Advertising
6 9 (3.10%) Legal
6 9 (3.10%) Retail
6 9 (3.10%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.07%) Back Office
7 6 (2.07%) Financial Institution
7 6 (2.07%) Games
7 6 (2.07%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.72%) German Language
8 5 (1.72%) Law
9 3 (1.03%) Publishing
9 3 (1.03%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.03%) Social Science
10 1 (0.34%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.34%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 63 (21.72%) Developer
2 45 (15.52%) Analyst
3 20 (6.90%) Architect
4 19 (6.55%) Project Manager
5 15 (5.17%) Java Developer
6 13 (4.48%) Data Scientist
6 13 (4.48%) Designer
7 12 (4.14%) Data Analyst
8 10 (3.45%) Java Engineer
9 9 (3.10%) DevOps Engineer
9 9 (3.10%) Senior Developer
10 8 (2.76%) Consultant
10 8 (2.76%) UX Designer
11 7 (2.41%) C# Developer
11 7 (2.41%) IT Manager
11 7 (2.41%) Support Analyst
12 6 (2.07%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 6 (2.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 6 (2.07%) IT Project Manager
12 6 (2.07%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (9.66%) HTML
2 25 (8.62%) CSS
3 21 (7.24%) React
4 17 (5.86%) RESTful
5 15 (5.17%) AngularJS
5 15 (5.17%) Spring
5 15 (5.17%) Web Services
6 13 (4.48%) HTML5
6 13 (4.48%) REST
7 12 (4.14%) .NET
8 9 (3.10%) Kafka
8 9 (3.10%) Natural Language Processing
9 8 (2.76%) CSS3
9 8 (2.76%) Redux
10 7 (2.41%) GraphQL
11 6 (2.07%) Middleware
11 6 (2.07%) Node.js
11 6 (2.07%) Vue.js
12 5 (1.72%) ASP.NET
12 5 (1.72%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 45 (15.52%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.55%) Algorithms
2 19 (6.55%) User Experience
3 17 (5.86%) Greenfield Project
4 13 (4.48%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (3.79%) Data Structures
5 11 (3.79%) Management Information System
6 10 (3.45%) Hedge funds
7 8 (2.76%) Client/Server
8 7 (2.41%) Cloud Native
8 7 (2.41%) Wiki
9 6 (2.07%) Data Centre
9 6 (2.07%) PKI
9 6 (2.07%) Virtual Team
10 5 (1.72%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.38%) CMDB
11 4 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (1.38%) Public Cloud
11 4 (1.38%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 27 (9.31%) Windows
2 20 (6.90%) Linux
3 11 (3.79%) Unix
3 11 (3.79%) Windows 10
4 9 (3.10%) Windows 7
5 6 (2.07%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.38%) Android
6 4 (1.38%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.69%) VMS
8 1 (0.34%) CentOS
8 1 (0.34%) Debian
8 1 (0.34%) Fedora
8 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.34%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (34.14%) Computer Science
2 89 (30.69%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (16.21%) Mathematics
4 42 (14.48%) Project Management
5 40 (13.79%) Analytics
6 39 (13.45%) Problem-Solving
7 38 (13.10%) Scrum
8 29 (10.00%) DevOps
8 29 (10.00%) Machine Learning
9 28 (9.66%) TDD
10 24 (8.28%) SDLC
11 23 (7.93%) Statistics
12 22 (7.59%) Data Science
12 22 (7.59%) Software Engineering
13 21 (7.24%) Change Management
13 21 (7.24%) Continuous Improvement
14 19 (6.55%) CRM
14 19 (6.55%) Data Analytics
14 19 (6.55%) Migration
14 19 (6.55%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 70 (24.14%) Java
2 51 (17.59%) Python
3 45 (15.52%) SQL
4 40 (13.79%) JavaScript
5 25 (8.62%) C#
6 19 (6.55%) C++
7 16 (5.52%) Kotlin
7 16 (5.52%) PowerShell
8 13 (4.48%) Bash Shell
9 12 (4.14%) R
10 11 (3.79%) Perl
11 8 (2.76%) TypeScript
12 7 (2.41%) Scala
13 6 (2.07%) C
13 6 (2.07%) PHP
14 5 (1.72%) Apex Code
14 5 (1.72%) MATLAB
15 4 (1.38%) Go
15 4 (1.38%) VBA
16 3 (1.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 54 (18.62%) Computer Science Degree
2 27 (9.31%) Master's Degree
3 20 (6.90%) Numerate Degree
4 11 (3.79%) PMI Certification
5 10 (3.45%) PhD
6 8 (2.76%) CISM
6 8 (2.76%) CISSP
6 8 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (2.76%) PMP
7 7 (2.41%) Security Cleared
8 6 (2.07%) CISA
8 6 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.72%) SC Cleared
10 4 (1.38%) MCSE
10 4 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (1.03%) CCIE
11 3 (1.03%) ISEB
11 3 (1.03%) MCSA
12 2 (0.69%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.69%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.86%) QA
2 8 (2.76%) Data Quality
3 7 (2.41%) PMO
4 5 (1.72%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.03%) SLA
6 2 (0.69%) GDPR
7 1 (0.34%) Basel III
7 1 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.34%) ECSS
7 1 (0.34%) IFRS
7 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.34%) MiFID
7 1 (0.34%) NIST
7 1 (0.34%) PMBOK
System Software
1 16 (5.52%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.45%) Docker
3 3 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.69%) KVM
4 2 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.69%) Xen
5 1 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.34%) Varnish
5 1 (0.34%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.34%) zsh
Systems Management
1 10 (3.45%) Ansible
2 9 (3.10%) Puppet
3 4 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.03%) SCCM
4 3 (1.03%) Terraform
5 2 (0.69%) CASB
5 2 (0.69%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.69%) Salt
6 1 (0.34%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.34%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.34%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.34%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.34%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 50 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 15 (5.17%) Salesforce.com
3 13 (4.48%) Adobe
4 12 (4.14%) Oracle
5 11 (3.79%) Tableau
6 10 (3.45%) Cisco
7 7 (2.41%) Google
8 6 (2.07%) SAP
8 6 (2.07%) Splunk
9 5 (1.72%) VMware
10 4 (1.38%) Atlassian
10 4 (1.38%) Dell
10 4 (1.38%) HP
10 4 (1.38%) Perforce
11 3 (1.03%) Alteryx
11 3 (1.03%) Apple
11 3 (1.03%) hybris
12 2 (0.69%) AppDynamics
12 2 (0.69%) iManage
12 2 (0.69%) Logi