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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Degree
London / City of London
Rank 40 40 37
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3  
Contract jobs citing Degree 147 156 248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.91% 4.69% 4.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 34.35% 31.84% 29.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 117 182
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £700 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £385 £375
% change year-on-year -0.64% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 4
Median hourly rate £20.54 £33.80 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.22% +71.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.85 £24.85 £15.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £39.73 £27.57
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.44 £40.00 £31.70
% change year-on-year -31.40% +26.18%  

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 428 490 845
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 14.30% 14.73% 16.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 350 630
Median daily rate £475 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 17
Median hourly rate £15.87 £20.89 £21.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.04% -2.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.32 £17.00 £14.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.56 £37.37 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Degree in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in the City of London

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 113 (35.53%) Finance
2 109 (34.28%) Computer Science
3 87 (27.36%) Agile Software Development
4 83 (26.10%) SQL
5 68 (21.38%) Analytical Skills
6 64 (20.13%) Java
7 55 (17.30%) Oracle
8 54 (16.98%) Banking
8 54 (16.98%) Mathematics
9 50 (15.72%) Analytics
10 45 (14.15%) Python
10 45 (14.15%) Project Management
11 42 (13.21%) C++
12 41 (12.89%) Business Intelligence
13 38 (11.95%) SQL Server
14 36 (11.32%) Microsoft
14 36 (11.32%) Data Modelling
15 35 (11.01%) C#
15 35 (11.01%) Linux
16 33 (10.38%) MS Excel
17 32 (10.06%) Unix
17 32 (10.06%) Windows
17 32 (10.06%) HTML
18 31 (9.75%) User Experience
19 30 (9.43%) R
20 29 (9.12%) Relational Database
20 29 (9.12%) JavaScript
20 29 (9.12%) Data Warehouse
21 27 (8.49%) Software Engineering
21 27 (8.49%) Scrum

Degree
Top Related 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 19 (5.97%) Apache Spark
2 11 (3.46%) Confluence
2 11 (3.46%) SAS
3 8 (2.52%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (2.20%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.89%) Apache
5 6 (1.89%) Apache Pig
6 5 (1.57%) JBoss
7 4 (1.26%) IIS
8 3 (0.94%) IPython
8 3 (0.94%) Oracle Coherence
8 3 (0.94%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.63%) CMS
9 2 (0.63%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.63%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.63%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.31%) DataSynapse
10 1 (0.31%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.31%) WebSphere
Applications
1 33 (10.38%) MS Excel
2 23 (7.23%) MS Office
3 7 (2.20%) SPSS
4 6 (1.89%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.57%) MS Project
6 4 (1.26%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (1.26%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.94%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.31%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.31%) CINEMA 4D
9 1 (0.31%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.31%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.31%) InVision
9 1 (0.31%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.31%) Pixate
9 1 (0.31%) Weka
Business Applications
1 4 (1.26%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.63%) Dynamics GP
2 2 (0.63%) Eloqua
2 2 (0.63%) Global One
2 2 (0.63%) Minerva
2 2 (0.63%) Relativity
2 2 (0.63%) Ringtail
2 2 (0.63%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.63%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.63%) Tesseract
2 2 (0.63%) Veritas eDiscovery
3 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.31%) HFM
3 1 (0.31%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.31%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.31%) SAP Bank Analyzer
3 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (5.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.83%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.83%) IaaS
2 9 (2.83%) SaaS
3 6 (1.89%) PaaS
4 5 (1.57%) Office 365
5 4 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.26%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.94%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.63%) Akamai
8 1 (0.31%) G Suite
8 1 (0.31%) GitHub
8 1 (0.31%) Heroku
8 1 (0.31%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.35%) Internet
2 11 (3.46%) Firewall
3 5 (1.57%) LAN
4 4 (1.26%) DNS
4 4 (1.26%) HTTP
4 4 (1.26%) LDAP
4 4 (1.26%) SSL
4 4 (1.26%) VPN
5 3 (0.94%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.94%) Wireless
6 2 (0.63%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.63%) Intranet
6 2 (0.63%) Network Security
6 2 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.31%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.31%) Multicast
7 1 (0.31%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.31%) Skype
7 1 (0.31%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.31%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (11.95%) SQL Server
2 29 (9.12%) Data Warehouse
2 29 (9.12%) Relational Database
3 25 (7.86%) Hadoop
3 25 (7.86%) NoSQL
4 19 (5.97%) Big Data
5 13 (4.09%) DB2
6 12 (3.77%) MongoDB
7 10 (3.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (2.83%) RDBMS
9 8 (2.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (2.20%) Apache Hive
10 7 (2.20%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (2.20%) Oracle Database
10 7 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (2.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (1.89%) Data Mining
11 6 (1.89%) HBase
12 5 (1.57%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 20 (6.29%) Git (software)
2 16 (5.03%) Jenkins
2 16 (5.03%) JIRA
3 7 (2.20%) Maven
4 6 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (1.57%) Visual Studio
6 4 (1.26%) Eclipse
6 4 (1.26%) Eclipse RCP
6 4 (1.26%) JUnit
6 4 (1.26%) Karma Test Runner
6 4 (1.26%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.94%) Build Forge
7 3 (0.94%) CruiseControl
7 3 (0.94%) Hudson
7 3 (0.94%) Mocha
7 3 (0.94%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (0.94%) Subversion
8 2 (0.63%) jMock
8 2 (0.63%) Selenium
General
1 113 (35.53%) Finance
2 54 (16.98%) Banking
3 25 (7.86%) Marketing
4 23 (7.23%) Front Office
5 18 (5.66%) Legal
6 16 (5.03%) Investment Banking
6 16 (5.03%) Retail
7 14 (4.40%) Financial Institution
8 11 (3.46%) Telecoms
9 7 (2.20%) Billing
9 7 (2.20%) Games
10 6 (1.89%) Law
11 4 (1.26%) Advertising
11 4 (1.26%) French Language
12 3 (0.94%) Back Office
12 3 (0.94%) Corporate Banking
12 3 (0.94%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.63%) Electronics
13 2 (0.63%) Publishing
14 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 95 (29.87%) Developer
2 56 (17.61%) Analyst
3 25 (7.86%) Architect
4 24 (7.55%) Java Developer
5 15 (4.72%) C++ Developer
5 15 (4.72%) Data Analyst
6 14 (4.40%) Data Architect
6 14 (4.40%) Project Manager
6 14 (4.40%) Senior Developer
6 14 (4.40%) SQL Analyst
7 12 (3.77%) Business Analyst
7 12 (3.77%) Consultant
8 10 (3.14%) Designer
9 8 (2.52%) Data Scientist
9 8 (2.52%) Junior
9 8 (2.52%) SQL Data Analyst
9 8 (2.52%) Tester
10 7 (2.20%) Oracle Developer
10 7 (2.20%) Python Developer
10 7 (2.20%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (10.06%) HTML
2 21 (6.60%) CSS
3 20 (6.29%) .NET
3 20 (6.29%) HTML5
4 12 (3.77%) AngularJS
4 12 (3.77%) XML
5 11 (3.46%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 11 (3.46%) Hibernate
6 10 (3.14%) Web Services
7 9 (2.83%) CSS3
7 9 (2.83%) REST
7 9 (2.83%) Spring
8 8 (2.52%) ASP.NET
8 8 (2.52%) JSON
8 8 (2.52%) Node.js
8 8 (2.52%) STL
9 7 (2.20%) Ajax
9 7 (2.20%) J2EE
9 7 (2.20%) Middleware
10 6 (1.89%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 109 (34.28%) Computer Science
2 68 (21.38%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (9.75%) User Experience
4 26 (8.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 23 (7.23%) Management Information System
6 20 (6.29%) Derivative
7 18 (5.66%) Equities
8 15 (4.72%) Algorithms
9 12 (3.77%) Credit Risk
10 11 (3.46%) Data Structures
10 11 (3.46%) Fixed Income
11 10 (3.14%) Fintech
12 7 (2.20%) Market Risk
13 6 (1.89%) Credit Derivative
13 6 (1.89%) Cyber Defence
13 6 (1.89%) PMI
13 6 (1.89%) Social Media
14 5 (1.57%) Mobile App
15 4 (1.26%) Mainframe
15 4 (1.26%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 35 (11.01%) Linux
2 32 (10.06%) Unix
2 32 (10.06%) Windows
3 10 (3.14%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.26%) CentOS
5 4 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.94%) Android
6 3 (0.94%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.94%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.31%) Debian
7 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.31%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (27.36%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (16.98%) Mathematics
3 50 (15.72%) Analytics
4 45 (14.15%) Project Management
5 41 (12.89%) Business Intelligence
6 36 (11.32%) Data Modelling
7 27 (8.49%) Scrum
7 27 (8.49%) Software Engineering
8 26 (8.18%) Risk Management
9 25 (7.86%) Stakeholder Management
10 24 (7.55%) Data Management
10 24 (7.55%) Statistics
11 23 (7.23%) TDD
12 21 (6.60%) ETL
12 21 (6.60%) SDLC
13 20 (6.29%) Migration
14 18 (5.66%) Continuous Improvement
14 18 (5.66%) DevOps
14 18 (5.66%) ITIL
15 17 (5.35%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 83 (26.10%) SQL
2 64 (20.13%) Java
3 45 (14.15%) Python
4 42 (13.21%) C++
5 35 (11.01%) C#
6 30 (9.43%) R
7 29 (9.12%) JavaScript
8 17 (5.35%) Scala
9 16 (5.03%) Shell Script
10 15 (4.72%) C
11 14 (4.40%) VBA
12 11 (3.46%) PowerShell
13 7 (2.20%) Ruby
14 6 (1.89%) Bash Shell
14 6 (1.89%) PL/SQL
15 5 (1.57%) Perl
15 5 (1.57%) PHP
16 4 (1.26%) Haskell
16 4 (1.26%) MATLAB
17 3 (0.94%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (3.46%) PhD
2 9 (2.83%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.52%) BPSS Clearance
3 8 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (2.52%) PMI Certification
4 6 (1.89%) MCSE
5 5 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.57%) PMP
6 4 (1.26%) CREST Certified
6 4 (1.26%) Oracle Certification
7 3 (0.94%) AWS Certification
7 3 (0.94%) CHECK Team Member
7 3 (0.94%) CISSP
7 3 (0.94%) ISEB
7 3 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.63%) CCNA
8 2 (0.63%) CCSP
8 2 (0.63%) MCP
8 2 (0.63%) MCSA
8 2 (0.63%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.92%) Data Quality
2 17 (5.35%) QA
3 7 (2.20%) MiFID
4 6 (1.89%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.89%) PMO
5 3 (0.94%) GDPR
6 2 (0.63%) Actionable Recommendations
6 2 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.63%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
6 2 (0.63%) IFRS
6 2 (0.63%) IFRS 9
6 2 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.31%) Basel II
7 1 (0.31%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.31%) EFQM
7 1 (0.31%) EMIR
7 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.31%) P3O
7 1 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (4.09%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.20%) Docker
3 4 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.94%) HDFS
4 3 (0.94%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.63%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.63%) KVM
5 2 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.31%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.31%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.31%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.31%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (1.89%) SCCM
2 5 (1.57%) Puppet
3 3 (0.94%) Hadoop YARN
3 3 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.94%) SCOM
4 2 (0.63%) CA Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.63%) EnCase
4 2 (0.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (0.63%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.63%) WSUS
5 1 (0.31%) Ansible
5 1 (0.31%) Mesos
5 1 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.31%) vMotion
5 1 (0.31%) vRealize
Vendors
1 55 (17.30%) Oracle
2 36 (11.32%) Microsoft
3 26 (8.18%) Sybase
4 20 (6.29%) Teradata
5 19 (5.97%) Netezza
6 15 (4.72%) SAP
7 10 (3.14%) Tableau
8 8 (2.52%) WorldPay
9 6 (1.89%) Atlassian
9 6 (1.89%) Bloomberg
9 6 (1.89%) Google
10 5 (1.57%) HP
10 5 (1.57%) TIBCO
10 5 (1.57%) VMware
10 5 (1.57%) webMethods
11 4 (1.26%) Adobe
11 4 (1.26%) iManage
11 4 (1.26%) Informatica
11 4 (1.26%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.26%) Siebel
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Pearson Frank
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City of London
British Red Cross
Rate: £27000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £competitive day rate
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £450.00 - £510.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £380 - £420 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
HFG
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 2 days ago