Period
to 3 April 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 3 April 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
3 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 39 48 54
Rank change year-on-year +9 +6 -14
Contract jobs citing Degree 212 311 329
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 5.08% 4.60% 4.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 33.60% 32.36% 33.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 240 253
Median daily rate £500 £506 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.23% -3.57% +10.53%
10th Percentile £250 £294 £325
90th Percentile £694 £700 £760
Central London median daily rate £475 £500 £525
% change year-on-year -5.00% -4.76% +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 13
Median hourly rate £41.75 £29.00 £27.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.97% +6.97% +31.99%
10th Percentile £22.18 £19.62 £19.20
90th Percentile £52.48 £52.80 £46.30
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year +20.69% +1.75% +38.75%

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 631 961 974
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 15.13% 14.21% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 685 687
Median daily rate £500 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% +16.67%
10th Percentile £263 £241 £294
90th Percentile £675 £688 £709
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 34
Median hourly rate £30.00 £20.65 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.31% -1.69% +12.30%
10th Percentile £18.86 £15.78 £14.53
90th Percentile £52.25 £37.80 £38.49
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.18 £22.02
% change year-on-year +65.25% -3.79% +19.97%

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 3 April 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 3 April 2020.

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 3 April 2020. 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
Moorgate - 1 £500 -
Degree
Central London

For the 6 months to 3 April 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 79 (37.26%) Computer Science
2 62 (29.25%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (26.42%) Finance
4 45 (21.23%) Java
4 45 (21.23%) Computer Science Degree
5 38 (17.92%) SQL
6 36 (16.98%) Python
7 34 (16.04%) Analytical Skills
8 32 (15.09%) JavaScript
9 31 (14.62%) C#
10 30 (14.15%) Scrum
11 29 (13.68%) Problem-Solving
12 27 (12.74%) Mathematics
13 26 (12.26%) HTML
14 25 (11.79%) AWS
15 24 (11.32%) Project Management
16 23 (10.85%) Multithreading
16 23 (10.85%) Master's Degree
17 22 (10.38%) Banking
18 21 (9.91%) Web Services
18 21 (9.91%) Azure
18 21 (9.91%) QA
19 20 (9.43%) Test Automation
19 20 (9.43%) SDLC
20 19 (8.96%) Greenfield Project
20 19 (8.96%) User Experience
20 19 (8.96%) CSS
20 19 (8.96%) OO
21 18 (8.49%) Microsoft
21 18 (8.49%) TDD

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 (5.19%) Apache Spark
2 8 (3.77%) CMS
3 6 (2.83%) Confluence
4 5 (2.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 5 (2.36%) Jupyter
4 5 (2.36%) WebLogic
4 5 (2.36%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.42%) IBM Notes
5 3 (1.42%) SAS
6 2 (0.94%) Apache
6 2 (0.94%) DNN
6 2 (0.94%) IIS
6 2 (0.94%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.94%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.94%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.47%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 16 (7.55%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (4.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (2.36%) Sketch
4 3 (1.42%) InVision
5 2 (0.94%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.94%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (0.94%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.47%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.47%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.47%) Camtasia
6 1 (0.47%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.47%) InDesign
6 1 (0.47%) Maya
6 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.47%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.47%) Eikon
1 1 (0.47%) FINCAD Analytics
1 1 (0.47%) Relativity
1 1 (0.47%) SAP BPC
1 1 (0.47%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 25 (11.79%) AWS
2 21 (9.91%) Azure
3 10 (4.72%) GCP
4 8 (3.77%) GitHub
5 5 (2.36%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.89%) Office 365
7 2 (0.94%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (0.94%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 2 (0.94%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.47%) AWS Step Functions
8 1 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.47%) Dropbox
8 1 (0.47%) G Suite
8 1 (0.47%) Google Drive
8 1 (0.47%) Google Play
8 1 (0.47%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.47%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.47%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.77%) Firewall
1 8 (3.77%) LAN
1 8 (3.77%) VoIP
1 8 (3.77%) WAN
2 7 (3.30%) HTTP
2 7 (3.30%) VPN
3 6 (2.83%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (2.83%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (2.83%) IP Telephony
3 6 (2.83%) Network Security
4 5 (2.36%) BGP
4 5 (2.36%) Cisco IPT
4 5 (2.36%) HSRP
4 5 (2.36%) IPsec
4 5 (2.36%) Multicast
4 5 (2.36%) OSPF
4 5 (2.36%) VRRP
4 5 (2.36%) Wireless
4 5 (2.36%) WLAN
5 4 (1.89%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.66%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.25%) Big Data
2 9 (4.25%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (4.25%) NoSQL
2 9 (4.25%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.83%) MySQL
4 5 (2.36%) Jackrabbit
5 4 (1.89%) DB2
5 4 (1.89%) OLAP
5 4 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.42%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.42%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.42%) Redis
7 2 (0.94%) Flink
7 2 (0.94%) MS Access
7 2 (0.94%) QlikView
8 1 (0.47%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 16 (7.55%) Git (software)
2 13 (6.13%) JIRA
3 11 (5.19%) Jenkins
4 9 (4.25%) JUnit
5 7 (3.30%) Maven
6 6 (2.83%) JMeter
6 6 (2.83%) Selenium
7 5 (2.36%) Ant
7 5 (2.36%) git-flow
7 5 (2.36%) Gradle
7 5 (2.36%) Mockito
7 5 (2.36%) Subversion
7 5 (2.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 4 (1.89%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (1.89%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.42%) Axure RP
9 3 (1.42%) GitLab
9 3 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (1.42%) TestNG
10 2 (0.94%) Clang
General
1 56 (26.42%) Finance
2 22 (10.38%) Banking
3 13 (6.13%) Marketing
4 12 (5.66%) Front Office
5 10 (4.72%) Back Office
5 10 (4.72%) Investment Banking
5 10 (4.72%) Telecoms
6 8 (3.77%) Games
7 7 (3.30%) Legal
7 7 (3.30%) Publishing
8 6 (2.83%) Public Sector
9 5 (2.36%) Retail
10 4 (1.89%) Advertising
11 3 (1.42%) Financial Institution
11 3 (1.42%) German Language
11 3 (1.42%) Law
11 3 (1.42%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.94%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.94%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.94%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 54 (25.47%) Developer
2 34 (16.04%) Analyst
3 14 (6.60%) C# Developer
4 12 (5.66%) Java Developer
5 9 (4.25%) Architect
5 9 (4.25%) Business Analyst
5 9 (4.25%) Data Scientist
5 9 (4.25%) Project Manager
6 8 (3.77%) Python Developer
7 7 (3.30%) Business Systems Analyst
7 7 (3.30%) EDI Analyst
7 7 (3.30%) EDI Systems Analyst
7 7 (3.30%) Insurance Systems Analyst
7 7 (3.30%) Systems Analyst
8 6 (2.83%) Network Engineer
8 6 (2.83%) Support Engineer
9 5 (2.36%) Consultant
9 5 (2.36%) Data Analyst
9 5 (2.36%) Senior Network Engineer
9 5 (2.36%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (12.26%) HTML
2 21 (9.91%) Web Services
3 19 (8.96%) CSS
4 16 (7.55%) RESTful
5 14 (6.60%) .NET
5 14 (6.60%) AngularJS
6 13 (6.13%) React
6 13 (6.13%) XML
7 11 (5.19%) TensorFlow
8 9 (4.25%) Spring
9 8 (3.77%) HTML5
10 7 (3.30%) EDI
10 7 (3.30%) Pandas
10 7 (3.30%) SciPy
11 6 (2.83%) JSON
11 6 (2.83%) MLlib
12 5 (2.36%) JSR 170
12 5 (2.36%) OSGi
12 5 (2.36%) SOAP
12 5 (2.36%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 34 (16.04%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (8.96%) Greenfield Project
2 19 (8.96%) User Experience
3 15 (7.08%) Data Structures
4 14 (6.60%) Algorithms
5 12 (5.66%) Hedge funds
6 8 (3.77%) Mobile App
6 8 (3.77%) Social Media
7 7 (3.30%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (3.30%) Management Information System
8 6 (2.83%) Data Centre
8 6 (2.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (2.83%) Video\Live Streaming
9 5 (2.36%) Derivative
9 5 (2.36%) Mobile Payment
9 5 (2.36%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.89%) Blackberry
10 4 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (1.89%) Video on Demand
10 4 (1.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (7.08%) Windows
2 10 (4.72%) Linux
3 6 (2.83%) Windows 10
4 5 (2.36%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.89%) Android
5 4 (1.89%) Mac OS
5 4 (1.89%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.42%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.42%) Unix
7 2 (0.94%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (37.26%) Computer Science
2 62 (29.25%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (14.15%) Scrum
4 29 (13.68%) Problem-Solving
5 27 (12.74%) Mathematics
6 24 (11.32%) Project Management
7 23 (10.85%) Multithreading
8 20 (9.43%) SDLC
8 20 (9.43%) Test Automation
9 19 (8.96%) OO
10 18 (8.49%) TDD
11 17 (8.02%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (8.02%) OOP
11 17 (8.02%) Stakeholder Management
12 16 (7.55%) Physics
13 15 (7.08%) ITIL
13 15 (7.08%) Machine Learning
13 15 (7.08%) User Acceptance Testing
13 15 (7.08%) Web Development
14 13 (6.13%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 45 (21.23%) Java
2 38 (17.92%) SQL
3 36 (16.98%) Python
4 32 (15.09%) JavaScript
5 31 (14.62%) C#
6 9 (4.25%) C++
7 8 (3.77%) C
7 8 (3.77%) TypeScript
8 7 (3.30%) Kotlin
9 6 (2.83%) PHP
9 6 (2.83%) PowerShell
10 5 (2.36%) Java 8
10 5 (2.36%) R
10 5 (2.36%) Scala
10 5 (2.36%) VBA
11 2 (0.94%) Apex Code
11 2 (0.94%) Haskell
11 2 (0.94%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.47%) F#
12 1 (0.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 45 (21.23%) Computer Science Degree
2 23 (10.85%) Master's Degree
3 7 (3.30%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (3.30%) ISTQB
4 6 (2.83%) CCNP
4 6 (2.83%) PhD
5 4 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.89%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.42%) ISEB
6 3 (1.42%) MBA
6 3 (1.42%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (1.42%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.94%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.94%) CISM
7 2 (0.94%) CISSP
7 2 (0.94%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (0.94%) MCSA
7 2 (0.94%) MCSE
7 2 (0.94%) PMP
7 2 (0.94%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (9.91%) QA
2 5 (2.36%) GDPR
3 4 (1.89%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.94%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.94%) SLA
5 1 (0.47%) COBIT
5 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.47%) NIST
System Software
1 8 (3.77%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.42%) XenDesktop
3 2 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.94%) vSphere
4 1 (0.47%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.47%) Docker
4 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.47%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (2.36%) Terraform
2 4 (1.89%) Grafana
3 3 (1.42%) Kibana
4 2 (0.94%) Ansible
5 1 (0.47%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.47%) Control-M
5 1 (0.47%) EnCase
5 1 (0.47%) Graphite
5 1 (0.47%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.47%) Netcool
5 1 (0.47%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.47%) Puppet
5 1 (0.47%) QRadar
5 1 (0.47%) SCCM
5 1 (0.47%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.47%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.47%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 18 (8.49%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.60%) Cisco
3 13 (6.13%) Oracle
4 12 (5.66%) Google
5 11 (5.19%) Adobe
6 6 (2.83%) Citrix
6 6 (2.83%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (2.83%) ServiceNow
7 5 (2.36%) Palo Alto
8 4 (1.89%) Bloomberg
8 4 (1.89%) Cognos
8 4 (1.89%) HP
8 4 (1.89%) Teradata
8 4 (1.89%) VMware
9 3 (1.42%) Atlassian
9 3 (1.42%) Ericsson
9 3 (1.42%) Fidessa
9 3 (1.42%) Lotus
9 3 (1.42%) Netezza
9 3 (1.42%) Sybase