Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 35 41 43
Rank change year-on-year +6 +2 -5
Contract jobs citing Degree 90 288 363
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 5.02% 4.84% 5.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 27.11% 34.66% 37.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 223 256
Median daily rate £475 £503 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.47% +0.50% -4.76%
10th Percentile £180 £265 £260
90th Percentile £650 £699 £675
Central London median daily rate £425 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -15.00% - -4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 10
Median hourly rate £36.50 £20.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.05% +20.59% -
10th Percentile £23.38 £12.75 £12.95
90th Percentile £38.95 £53.88 £71.23
Central London median hourly rate £36.50 £20.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year +78.05% +9.33% -7.41%

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 332 831 966
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 18.52% 13.97% 13.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 631 673
Median daily rate £513 £500 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +4.17% -1.79%
10th Percentile £298 £305 £241
90th Percentile £650 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 46
Median hourly rate £36.75 £21.72 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.24% +16.12% +0.03%
10th Percentile £23.58 £10.63 £13.00
90th Percentile £46.00 £52.15 £25.50
Median hourly rate £35.75 £20.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +74.39% +9.63% -

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 24 October 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 24 October 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Degree in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 39 (43.33%) Computer Science
2 34 (37.78%) Finance
3 25 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (26.67%) Banking
5 21 (23.33%) SQL
6 20 (22.22%) Computer Science Degree
7 18 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
8 17 (18.89%) Data Science
8 17 (18.89%) Mathematics
9 16 (17.78%) Front Office
9 16 (17.78%) Java
9 16 (17.78%) Python
10 14 (15.56%) Risk Management
10 14 (15.56%) Scrum
11 13 (14.44%) Analytical Skills
12 12 (13.33%) Numerate Degree
12 12 (13.33%) Azure
13 11 (12.22%) Hadoop
13 11 (12.22%) Investment Banking
13 11 (12.22%) Public Sector
13 11 (12.22%) Apache Spark
14 10 (11.11%) Economics
14 10 (11.11%) Project Management
14 10 (11.11%) Microsoft
15 9 (10.00%) JavaScript
15 9 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
15 9 (10.00%) ITIL
15 9 (10.00%) Artificial Intelligence
15 9 (10.00%) TDD
15 9 (10.00%) AWS

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 11 (12.22%) Apache Spark
2 3 (3.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.22%) Apache
4 1 (1.11%) Appian
4 1 (1.11%) CMS
4 1 (1.11%) IIS
4 1 (1.11%) JBoss
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 9 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (3.33%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (3.33%) Photoshop
4 2 (2.22%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (1.11%) Adobe XD
5 1 (1.11%) Figma
5 1 (1.11%) InDesign
5 1 (1.11%) InVision
5 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (1.11%) Sketch
5 1 (1.11%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) SAP CO
1 2 (2.22%) SAP FI
1 2 (2.22%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.11%) Sprinklr
2 1 (1.11%) Summit
2 1 (1.11%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 12 (13.33%) Azure
2 9 (10.00%) AWS
3 6 (6.67%) GCP
4 3 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (3.33%) Office 365
4 3 (3.33%) Power Platform
5 2 (2.22%) npm
5 2 (2.22%) Serverless
6 1 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.11%) PaaS
6 1 (1.11%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.22%) Internet
1 2 (2.22%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (2.22%) SSH
1 2 (2.22%) VPN
2 1 (1.11%) 2G
2 1 (1.11%) 3G
2 1 (1.11%) 4G
2 1 (1.11%) 5G
2 1 (1.11%) DHCP
2 1 (1.11%) DNS
2 1 (1.11%) Firewall
2 1 (1.11%) Intranet
2 1 (1.11%) SNMP
2 1 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.22%) Hadoop
2 5 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.44%) NoSQL
3 4 (4.44%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.33%) Big Data
4 3 (3.33%) MySQL
4 3 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (3.33%) Power BI
5 2 (2.22%) DB2
5 2 (2.22%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.22%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.11%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.11%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.11%) Hazelcast
6 1 (1.11%) Redis
6 1 (1.11%) Spotfire
6 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.11%) Star Schema
6 1 (1.11%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Cucumber
1 2 (2.22%) Cypress.io
1 2 (2.22%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (2.22%) VersionOne
2 1 (1.11%) AdminStudio
2 1 (1.11%) Gatling
2 1 (1.11%) Grunt
2 1 (1.11%) JIRA
2 1 (1.11%) JUnit
2 1 (1.11%) Mockito
2 1 (1.11%) MSI
2 1 (1.11%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.11%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.11%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (1.11%) webpack
General
1 34 (37.78%) Finance
2 24 (26.67%) Banking
3 16 (17.78%) Front Office
4 11 (12.22%) Investment Banking
4 11 (12.22%) Public Sector
5 9 (10.00%) Marketing
6 4 (4.44%) Legal
7 2 (2.22%) Financial Institution
7 2 (2.22%) Social Science
8 1 (1.11%) Back Office
8 1 (1.11%) French Language
8 1 (1.11%) German Language
8 1 (1.11%) Humanities
8 1 (1.11%) International Banking
8 1 (1.11%) Japanese Language
8 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.11%) Polish Language
8 1 (1.11%) Retail
8 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (25.56%) Developer
2 19 (21.11%) Analyst
3 11 (12.22%) Java Developer
4 9 (10.00%) Research Analyst
5 8 (8.89%) Agile Developer
5 8 (8.89%) Agile Java Developer
6 7 (7.78%) Data Scientist
7 6 (6.67%) Business Systems Analyst
7 6 (6.67%) Insurance Systems Analyst
7 6 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
8 5 (5.56%) Consultant
9 4 (4.44%) Junior
10 3 (3.33%) Architect
10 3 (3.33%) Front Office Developer
10 3 (3.33%) Information Officer
10 3 (3.33%) Information Security Officer
10 3 (3.33%) Junior PMO
10 3 (3.33%) React Developer
10 3 (3.33%) Research Scientist
10 3 (3.33%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.89%) CSS
2 7 (7.78%) .NET
3 6 (6.67%) HTML
3 6 (6.67%) RESTful
4 5 (5.56%) XML
5 4 (4.44%) .NET Core
5 4 (4.44%) Web Services
6 3 (3.33%) AngularJS
6 3 (3.33%) HTML5
6 3 (3.33%) Node.js
6 3 (3.33%) Redux
7 2 (2.22%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (2.22%) D3.js
7 2 (2.22%) Entity Framework
7 2 (2.22%) Enzyme
7 2 (2.22%) Jest
7 2 (2.22%) REST
7 2 (2.22%) RxJS
7 2 (2.22%) Spring
7 2 (2.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.44%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.78%) Algorithms
2 7 (7.78%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.67%) Social Media
3 6 (6.67%) User Experience
4 5 (5.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (3.33%) Reinsurance
5 3 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.22%) AS400
6 2 (2.22%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (2.22%) iSeries
6 2 (2.22%) Market Risk
6 2 (2.22%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.11%) ASIC
7 1 (1.11%) Derivative
7 1 (1.11%) Equities
7 1 (1.11%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (1.11%) Graphic Design
7 1 (1.11%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.11%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.78%) Windows
2 5 (5.56%) Linux
2 5 (5.56%) Unix
3 3 (3.33%) Android
4 2 (2.22%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.22%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.11%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.11%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (43.33%) Computer Science
2 25 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
4 17 (18.89%) Data Science
4 17 (18.89%) Mathematics
5 14 (15.56%) Risk Management
5 14 (15.56%) Scrum
6 10 (11.11%) Economics
6 10 (11.11%) Project Management
7 9 (10.00%) Artificial Intelligence
7 9 (10.00%) BDD
7 9 (10.00%) ITIL
7 9 (10.00%) TDD
8 8 (8.89%) Data Analysis
8 8 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (7.78%) Analytics
9 7 (7.78%) Information Security
9 7 (7.78%) Target Operating Model
10 6 (6.67%) Microservices
10 6 (6.67%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 21 (23.33%) SQL
2 16 (17.78%) Java
2 16 (17.78%) Python
3 9 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 8 (8.89%) Scala
5 5 (5.56%) C#
6 4 (4.44%) C++
7 3 (3.33%) R
7 3 (3.33%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.22%) ABAP
8 2 (2.22%) Java 8
8 2 (2.22%) Kotlin
8 2 (2.22%) PHP
8 2 (2.22%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.22%) VBA
9 1 (1.11%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.11%) Perl
9 1 (1.11%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.11%) VB
9 1 (1.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (22.22%) Computer Science Degree
2 12 (13.33%) Numerate Degree
3 8 (8.89%) CISSP
4 5 (5.56%) CISM
4 5 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (5.56%) Postgraduate
5 3 (3.33%) CISA
6 2 (2.22%) PhD
7 1 (1.11%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (1.11%) AWS Certification
7 1 (1.11%) CCSP
7 1 (1.11%) CEH
7 1 (1.11%) CLAS
7 1 (1.11%) CRISC
7 1 (1.11%) GIAC
7 1 (1.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.11%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.11%) PMP
7 1 (1.11%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.67%) QA
2 5 (5.56%) PMO
3 3 (3.33%) Data Quality
3 3 (3.33%) MiFID
4 2 (2.22%) SLA
5 1 (1.11%) COBIT
5 1 (1.11%) EMIR
5 1 (1.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (1.11%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.11%) Docker
2 1 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.11%) Squid
2 1 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (3.33%) Terraform
2 2 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.11%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.11%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.11%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (1.11%) Oozie
Vendors
1 10 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.44%) Adobe
3 2 (2.22%) Bloomberg
3 2 (2.22%) DocuSign
3 2 (2.22%) Google
3 2 (2.22%) OpenText
3 2 (2.22%) Refinitiv
3 2 (2.22%) SAP
4 1 (1.11%) Cloudera
4 1 (1.11%) Databricks
4 1 (1.11%) Facebook
4 1 (1.11%) Hootsuite
4 1 (1.11%) IBM
4 1 (1.11%) Instagram
4 1 (1.11%) Nintex
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle
4 1 (1.11%) Qualys
4 1 (1.11%) Splunk
4 1 (1.11%) Twitter
4 1 (1.11%) UiPath