Period
to 17 July 2018

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 17 July 2018 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 48 47
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 -8
Contract jobs citing Degree 343 305 299
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.84% 4.72% 4.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 34.82% 33.44% 28.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 209 216
City of London median daily rate £517 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.84% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £262 £300
90th Percentile £720 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £469 £450
% change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 8
City of London median hourly rate £26.06 £15.98 £26.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.05% -40.02% +8.73%
10th Percentile £12.58 £13.30 £19.00
90th Percentile £60.10 £29.77 £55.08
Central London median hourly rate £22.50 £17.99 £21.78
% change year-on-year +25.07% -17.40% -10.11%

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 985 912 1,052
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.89% 14.12% 15.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 702 626 760
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £310 £271 £263
90th Percentile £700 £650 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 22 14
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £16.88 £20.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -19.22% +11.71%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.30 £16.24
90th Percentile £33.75 £29.29 £72.18
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.77 £21.78
% change year-on-year +5.23% -18.41% +16.47%

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 17 July 2018.

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 17 July 2018.

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 17 July 2018. 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 -13 1 £160 -36.00%
Degree
Central London

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, 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.

1 169 (49.27%) Finance
2 122 (35.57%) Computer Science
3 120 (34.99%) Agile Software Development
4 74 (21.57%) Computer Science Degree
5 67 (19.53%) SQL
6 62 (18.08%) Mathematics
6 62 (18.08%) Analytical Skills
7 57 (16.62%) Java
7 57 (16.62%) Banking
8 56 (16.33%) C#
9 51 (14.87%) Python
9 51 (14.87%) TDD
10 47 (13.70%) .NET
10 47 (13.70%) Problem-Solving
11 46 (13.41%) Project Management
12 45 (13.12%) Microsoft
13 42 (12.24%) Analytics
14 40 (11.66%) JavaScript
15 39 (11.37%) OO
16 36 (10.50%) SQL Server
16 36 (10.50%) User Experience
17 35 (10.20%) Microsoft Azure
18 34 (9.91%) Greenfield Project
19 33 (9.62%) Microsoft Excel
19 33 (9.62%) Scrum
20 30 (8.75%) Waterfall
20 30 (8.75%) Multithreading
21 27 (7.87%) WCF
21 27 (7.87%) Front Office
22 26 (7.58%) WPF

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 17 (4.96%) SAS
2 8 (2.33%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.04%) CMS
4 5 (1.46%) Apache Spark
4 5 (1.46%) Confluence
4 5 (1.46%) Ethereum
4 5 (1.46%) Hyperledger
5 4 (1.17%) Jupyter
5 4 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.87%) Apache
6 3 (0.87%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.58%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.58%) WordPress
8 1 (0.29%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.29%) Drupal
8 1 (0.29%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.29%) Umbraco
Applications
1 33 (9.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (6.12%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (2.33%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (2.33%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.46%) InVision
4 5 (1.46%) SPSS
5 4 (1.17%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.17%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.58%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.29%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.29%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.29%) InDesign
7 1 (0.29%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.29%) Moqups
7 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.29%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (1.46%) Distributed Ledger
1 5 (1.46%) R3 Corda
2 3 (0.87%) Actimize
3 2 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.29%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.29%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.29%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.29%) RMDS
4 1 (0.29%) SAP PLM
4 1 (0.29%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.29%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.29%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 35 (10.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (5.83%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (3.21%) Google Analytics
4 8 (2.33%) Office 365
5 7 (2.04%) SaaS
6 6 (1.75%) Adobe Analytics
7 3 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (0.87%) GitHub
7 3 (0.87%) IaaS
7 3 (0.87%) Serverless
8 2 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.58%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.58%) G Suite
8 2 (0.58%) Google Play
8 2 (0.58%) PaaS
9 1 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.29%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.46%) Firewall
2 4 (1.17%) DHCP
2 4 (1.17%) Internet
3 3 (0.87%) AMQP
3 3 (0.87%) DNS
3 3 (0.87%) LAN
3 3 (0.87%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.87%) WAN
4 2 (0.58%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (0.58%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.58%) Intranet
4 2 (0.58%) MPLS
4 2 (0.58%) PBX
4 2 (0.58%) PSTN
4 2 (0.58%) Skype
4 2 (0.58%) SMS
4 2 (0.58%) SNMP
4 2 (0.58%) VoIP
4 2 (0.58%) VPN
5 1 (0.29%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (10.50%) SQL Server
2 24 (7.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 21 (6.12%) SQL Server 2014
3 21 (6.12%) SQL Server 2016
4 13 (3.79%) Relational Database
5 8 (2.33%) Big Data
5 8 (2.33%) Blockchain
6 6 (1.75%) NoSQL
6 6 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.17%) Data Mining
8 4 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.17%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.17%) MySQL
8 4 (1.17%) Power BI
9 3 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (0.87%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.87%) Redis
9 3 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 19 (5.54%) Git (software)
2 15 (4.37%) JIRA
3 13 (3.79%) Jenkins
4 12 (3.50%) Selenium
5 10 (2.92%) Maven
6 6 (1.75%) JUnit
7 5 (1.46%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.17%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.17%) Gradle
9 3 (0.87%) SpecFlow
9 3 (0.87%) TestNG
9 3 (0.87%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.58%) Appium
10 2 (0.58%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.58%) Grunt
10 2 (0.58%) gulp
10 2 (0.58%) Mockito
10 2 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.58%) webpack
General
1 169 (49.27%) Finance
2 57 (16.62%) Banking
3 27 (7.87%) Front Office
4 26 (7.58%) Retail
5 22 (6.41%) Investment Banking
5 22 (6.41%) Marketing
6 17 (4.96%) Financial Institution
7 16 (4.66%) Advertising
8 10 (2.92%) Back Office
8 10 (2.92%) Legal
9 8 (2.33%) Telecoms
10 5 (1.46%) Publishing
11 3 (0.87%) Law
12 2 (0.58%) Digital Economy
12 2 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.58%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.29%) French Language
13 1 (0.29%) German Language
13 1 (0.29%) Interactive Media
13 1 (0.29%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 111 (32.36%) Developer
2 60 (17.49%) Analyst
3 31 (9.04%) C# Developer
4 23 (6.71%) C# WPF Developer
4 23 (6.71%) WPF Developer
5 18 (5.25%) Data Analyst
5 18 (5.25%) Designer
6 16 (4.66%) Java Developer
7 15 (4.37%) Senior Developer
8 13 (3.79%) Consultant
8 13 (3.79%) SQL Analyst
9 12 (3.50%) Architect
9 12 (3.50%) Business Analyst
9 12 (3.50%) Project Manager
9 12 (3.50%) UX Designer
10 11 (3.21%) Senior Analyst
11 10 (2.92%) Data Scientist
11 10 (2.92%) Excel Analyst
12 8 (2.33%) Insight Analyst
12 8 (2.33%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (13.70%) .NET
2 27 (7.87%) WCF
3 26 (7.58%) WPF
4 24 (7.00%) AngularJS
4 24 (7.00%) HTML
5 23 (6.71%) CSS
5 23 (6.71%) Task Parallel Library
6 17 (4.96%) Node.js
7 15 (4.37%) React
7 15 (4.37%) Web Services
8 13 (3.79%) Spring
9 11 (3.21%) RESTful
9 11 (3.21%) XML
10 10 (2.92%) REST
11 9 (2.62%) HTML5
12 8 (2.33%) JSON
13 6 (1.75%) scikit-learn
13 6 (1.75%) TensorFlow
14 5 (1.46%) Spring Boot
14 5 (1.46%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 122 (35.57%) Computer Science
2 62 (18.08%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (10.50%) User Experience
4 34 (9.91%) Greenfield Project
5 23 (6.71%) Fixed Income
6 21 (6.12%) Fintech
7 15 (4.37%) Equities
8 13 (3.79%) Algorithms
8 13 (3.79%) Data Centre
9 12 (3.50%) Management Information System
10 11 (3.21%) Data Structures
11 8 (2.33%) Hedge funds
11 8 (2.33%) Mobile App
11 8 (2.33%) PMI
12 7 (2.04%) Bitcoin
12 7 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
13 6 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 5 (1.46%) Blog
14 5 (1.46%) Derivative
15 4 (1.17%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 25 (7.29%) Windows
2 21 (6.12%) Linux
3 14 (4.08%) Android
4 13 (3.79%) Unix
5 11 (3.21%) Apple iOS
6 8 (2.33%) Windows 10
7 7 (2.04%) Windows Server
8 5 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.87%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.58%) AIX
11 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.29%) Solaris
11 1 (0.29%) VMS
11 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (34.99%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (18.08%) Mathematics
3 51 (14.87%) TDD
4 47 (13.70%) Problem-Solving
5 46 (13.41%) Project Management
6 42 (12.24%) Analytics
7 39 (11.37%) OO
8 33 (9.62%) Scrum
9 30 (8.75%) Multithreading
9 30 (8.75%) Waterfall
10 26 (7.58%) Data Science
10 26 (7.58%) Software Engineering
11 25 (7.29%) Change Management
11 25 (7.29%) SOA
11 25 (7.29%) Test Automation
12 24 (7.00%) MVVM
12 24 (7.00%) SDLC
13 23 (6.71%) Continuous Improvement
13 23 (6.71%) Service Delivery
14 22 (6.41%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 67 (19.53%) SQL
2 57 (16.62%) Java
3 56 (16.33%) C#
4 51 (14.87%) Python
5 40 (11.66%) JavaScript
6 20 (5.83%) R
7 18 (5.25%) C++
8 12 (3.50%) TypeScript
9 11 (3.21%) Kotlin
10 10 (2.92%) C
10 10 (2.92%) VBA
11 9 (2.62%) Java 8
12 8 (2.33%) Ruby
13 6 (1.75%) PHP
13 6 (1.75%) PowerShell
13 6 (1.75%) Scala
14 5 (1.46%) Apple Swift
14 5 (1.46%) Solidity
15 4 (1.17%) Groovy
15 4 (1.17%) Perl
Qualifications
1 74 (21.57%) Computer Science Degree
2 24 (7.00%) Master's Degree
3 20 (5.83%) Numerate Degree
4 14 (4.08%) CISSP
4 14 (4.08%) MBA
5 12 (3.50%) PMI Certification
6 11 (3.21%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (2.33%) CISA
8 7 (2.04%) CISM
8 7 (2.04%) PhD
9 6 (1.75%) CCNA
9 6 (1.75%) PMP
10 5 (1.46%) CCNP
11 4 (1.17%) CFA
11 4 (1.17%) ISEB
11 4 (1.17%) ISTQB
11 4 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (1.17%) Security Cleared
12 3 (0.87%) MCIPD
12 3 (0.87%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.83%) QA
2 7 (2.04%) SLA
3 6 (1.75%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.46%) HIPAA
5 4 (1.17%) PMO
6 3 (0.87%) ISO 8583
6 3 (0.87%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.58%) GDPR
7 2 (0.58%) IFRS
7 2 (0.58%) IFRS 9
7 2 (0.58%) MiFID
8 1 (0.29%) Basel III
8 1 (0.29%) COBIT
8 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.29%) EMIR
8 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.29%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.29%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 11 (3.21%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.33%) Docker
2 8 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.75%) XenApp
3 6 (1.75%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.58%) DFS Replication
4 2 (0.58%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.58%) KVM
5 1 (0.29%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (2.04%) SCCM
2 6 (1.75%) Ansible
2 6 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (1.75%) SCOM
2 6 (1.75%) SCOrch
2 6 (1.75%) XenMobile
3 4 (1.17%) Kubernetes
3 4 (1.17%) Puppet
4 2 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.58%) RSA Archer
4 2 (0.58%) SafeCom
4 2 (0.58%) Terraform
4 2 (0.58%) vMotion
4 2 (0.58%) vRealize
5 1 (0.29%) Grafana
5 1 (0.29%) Kibana
5 1 (0.29%) logstash
5 1 (0.29%) Matomo
5 1 (0.29%) Mesos
5 1 (0.29%) Packer
Vendors
1 45 (13.12%) Microsoft
2 19 (5.54%) Google
3 17 (4.96%) Oracle
4 11 (3.21%) Cisco
5 10 (2.92%) Adobe
5 10 (2.92%) VMware
6 9 (2.62%) Tableau
7 8 (2.33%) Citrix
7 8 (2.33%) McAfee
8 7 (2.04%) CyberArk
9 6 (1.75%) Ivanti
9 6 (1.75%) Splunk
10 5 (1.46%) ForeScout
11 4 (1.17%) Sybase
12 3 (0.87%) Apple
12 3 (0.87%) Bloomberg
12 3 (0.87%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.87%) Xerox
13 2 (0.58%) Alteryx
13 2 (0.58%) Meraki