Period
to 3 March 2021

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 March 2021 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 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 37 43 50
Rank change year-on-year +6 +7 -3
Contract jobs citing Degree 117 215 305
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 5.17% 4.67% 4.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 28.06% 30.94% 32.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 160 232
Median daily rate £475 £503 £506
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.47% -0.74% -3.57%
10th Percentile £173 £312 £288
90th Percentile £629 £688 £699
Central London median daily rate £462 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -7.70% - -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 7
Median hourly rate £23.50 £48.50 £20.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.55% +134.92% -23.82%
10th Percentile £18.45 £20.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £26.55 £52.63 £42.30
Central London median hourly rate £23.50 £48.50 £21.89
% change year-on-year -51.55% +121.59% -19.26%

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 417 695 949
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 18.44% 15.09% 14.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 523 683
Median daily rate £493 £500 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.50% +1.01% -1.00%
10th Percentile £211 £289 £238
90th Percentile £691 £663 £675
Central London median daily rate £493 £500 £495
% change year-on-year -1.50% +1.01% -1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 20
Median hourly rate £27.00 £24.12 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.94% +28.98% -10.95%
10th Percentile £20.80 £17.93 £12.25
90th Percentile £42.20 £52.33 £33.53
Median hourly rate £27.00 £24.12 £18.70
% change year-on-year +11.94% +28.98% -10.95%

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 March 2021.

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

For the 6 months to 3 March 2021, 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 43 (36.75%) Computer Science
2 42 (35.90%) Finance
3 32 (27.35%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (24.79%) Problem-Solving
5 27 (23.08%) SQL
5 27 (23.08%) Computer Science Degree
6 22 (18.80%) Analytical Skills
7 19 (16.24%) Risk Management
8 18 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
9 17 (14.53%) Front Office
10 16 (13.68%) Banking
10 16 (13.68%) Project Management
10 16 (13.68%) Python
11 15 (12.82%) ITIL
11 15 (12.82%) Analytics
12 14 (11.97%) DevOps
13 13 (11.11%) Azure
13 13 (11.11%) Scrum
14 12 (10.26%) Java
14 12 (10.26%) Microsoft
14 12 (10.26%) Microservices
14 12 (10.26%) User Experience
15 11 (9.40%) Data Analysis
15 11 (9.40%) Software Engineering
15 11 (9.40%) Business Analysis
16 10 (8.55%) Mathematics
16 10 (8.55%) Business Intelligence
16 10 (8.55%) Target Operating Model
17 9 (7.69%) Data Science
17 9 (7.69%) 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 4 (3.42%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.71%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.71%) Confluence
3 1 (0.85%) CMS
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.85%) SAS
3 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (6.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (5.98%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (5.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (2.56%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.71%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (1.71%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.85%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.85%) InDesign
6 1 (0.85%) InVision
6 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.85%) Sketch
6 1 (0.85%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 2 (1.71%) Eikon
1 2 (1.71%) ION MarketView
1 2 (1.71%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.85%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.85%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 13 (11.11%) Azure
2 9 (7.69%) AWS
3 7 (5.98%) Power Platform
4 6 (5.13%) GCP
4 6 (5.13%) Microsoft 365
5 3 (2.56%) SaaS
5 3 (2.56%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (1.71%) Azure Stack
6 2 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.71%) PaaS
7 1 (0.85%) Akamai
7 1 (0.85%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.42%) Skype
2 3 (2.56%) Multicast
2 3 (2.56%) VPN
3 2 (1.71%) DECT
3 2 (1.71%) Firewall
3 2 (1.71%) IPv4
3 2 (1.71%) IPv6
3 2 (1.71%) Network Security
3 2 (1.71%) PPP
3 2 (1.71%) SAN
3 2 (1.71%) UPnP
3 2 (1.71%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.85%) BGP
4 1 (0.85%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.85%) LAN
4 1 (0.85%) MPLS
4 1 (0.85%) OSPF
4 1 (0.85%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.85%) VLAN
4 1 (0.85%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.98%) Power BI
2 6 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (5.13%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.42%) Tableau
4 3 (2.56%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.71%) Big Data
5 2 (1.71%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.71%) DB2
5 2 (1.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.71%) Yellowfin
6 1 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.85%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.85%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.85%) Hazelcast
6 1 (0.85%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.85%) Neo4j
6 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (5.98%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.13%) JIRA
3 5 (4.27%) Jenkins
4 4 (3.42%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.71%) GDB
5 2 (1.71%) GitLab
6 1 (0.85%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.85%) Grunt
6 1 (0.85%) IDA Disassembler
6 1 (0.85%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.85%) webpack
6 1 (0.85%) Zephyr
General
1 42 (35.90%) Finance
2 17 (14.53%) Front Office
3 16 (13.68%) Banking
4 8 (6.84%) Public Sector
5 6 (5.13%) Polish Language
6 5 (4.27%) Financial Institution
7 4 (3.42%) Legal
7 4 (3.42%) Marketing
8 3 (2.56%) Manufacturing
8 3 (2.56%) Russian Language
9 2 (1.71%) Advertising
9 2 (1.71%) German Language
9 2 (1.71%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.71%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.71%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.85%) Arabic Language
10 1 (0.85%) Korean Language
10 1 (0.85%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.85%) Military
10 1 (0.85%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 36 (30.77%) Analyst
2 20 (17.09%) Developer
3 10 (8.55%) Project Manager
4 8 (6.84%) Business Analyst
4 8 (6.84%) Business Systems Analyst
4 8 (6.84%) SQL Analyst
4 8 (6.84%) Systems Analyst
5 7 (5.98%) Java Developer
5 7 (5.98%) Junior
6 6 (5.13%) Architect
6 6 (5.13%) Insurance Systems Analyst
6 6 (5.13%) User Experience Researcher
7 5 (4.27%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 5 (4.27%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
7 5 (4.27%) Qualitative Analyst
7 5 (4.27%) Quantitative Analyst
8 4 (3.42%) Data Scientist
8 4 (3.42%) Front Office Developer
9 3 (2.56%) Consultant
9 3 (2.56%) Desktop Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.84%) RESTful
2 7 (5.98%) HTML
3 6 (5.13%) XML
4 5 (4.27%) .NET
5 4 (3.42%) Redux
6 3 (2.56%) CSS
6 3 (2.56%) HTML5
6 3 (2.56%) React
6 3 (2.56%) Spring
7 2 (1.71%) .NET Core
7 2 (1.71%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.71%) D3.js
7 2 (1.71%) JSON
7 2 (1.71%) Kafka
7 2 (1.71%) Middleware
7 2 (1.71%) Web Services
8 1 (0.85%) Flask
8 1 (0.85%) RxJava
8 1 (0.85%) Spring Boot
8 1 (0.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.80%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (10.26%) User Experience
3 9 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 7 (5.98%) Market Risk
4 7 (5.98%) Reinsurance
5 4 (3.42%) Fixed Income
6 3 (2.56%) Derivative
6 3 (2.56%) Equities
6 3 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.71%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.71%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.71%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.71%) iSeries
7 2 (1.71%) PMI
7 2 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.71%) Wiki
8 1 (0.85%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.85%) LIMS
8 1 (0.85%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.98%) Linux
1 7 (5.98%) Windows
2 5 (4.27%) Unix
3 4 (3.42%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.56%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.71%) OpenWrt
6 1 (0.85%) Android
6 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (36.75%) Computer Science
2 32 (27.35%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (24.79%) Problem-Solving
4 19 (16.24%) Risk Management
5 18 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (13.68%) Project Management
7 15 (12.82%) Analytics
7 15 (12.82%) ITIL
8 14 (11.97%) DevOps
9 13 (11.11%) Scrum
10 12 (10.26%) Microservices
11 11 (9.40%) Business Analysis
11 11 (9.40%) Data Analysis
11 11 (9.40%) Software Engineering
12 10 (8.55%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (8.55%) Mathematics
12 10 (8.55%) Target Operating Model
13 9 (7.69%) Information Security
13 9 (7.69%) Market Research
13 9 (7.69%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 27 (23.08%) SQL
2 16 (13.68%) Python
3 12 (10.26%) Java
4 7 (5.98%) C++
5 6 (5.13%) Java 8
6 5 (4.27%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.56%) Scala
7 3 (2.56%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.71%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.71%) C
8 2 (1.71%) Kotlin
8 2 (1.71%) R
8 2 (1.71%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.85%) C#
9 1 (0.85%) Go
9 1 (0.85%) Groovy
9 1 (0.85%) PHP
9 1 (0.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (23.08%) Computer Science Degree
2 8 (6.84%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (5.13%) PhD
4 5 (4.27%) Master's Degree
4 5 (4.27%) PMI Certification
5 4 (3.42%) CISSP
5 4 (3.42%) PMP
6 3 (2.56%) CISM
6 3 (2.56%) MCP
6 3 (2.56%) MCSE
6 3 (2.56%) MCTS
6 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.56%) Postgraduate
6 3 (2.56%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.56%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.71%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.85%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.84%) Data Quality
1 8 (6.84%) QA
2 5 (4.27%) PMO
3 3 (2.56%) COBIT
4 2 (1.71%) JTAG
4 2 (1.71%) NIST
5 1 (0.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.85%) IFRS
5 1 (0.85%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (4.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.85%) DFS Replication
2 1 (0.85%) Snort
2 1 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (1.71%) CASB
2 2 (1.71%) Terraform
3 1 (0.85%) Grafana
3 1 (0.85%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.85%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 12 (10.26%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.13%) Splunk
3 3 (2.56%) SAP
4 2 (1.71%) Adobe
4 2 (1.71%) Bloomberg
4 2 (1.71%) Cadence
4 2 (1.71%) ION Trading
4 2 (1.71%) Reuters
4 2 (1.71%) Solace
5 1 (0.85%) 3PAR
5 1 (0.85%) Cisco
5 1 (0.85%) CyberArk
5 1 (0.85%) Databricks
5 1 (0.85%) Google
5 1 (0.85%) Juniper
5 1 (0.85%) NGA Human Resources
5 1 (0.85%) Nimble Storage
5 1 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.85%) VMware
5 1 (0.85%) Workday