Period
to 17 January 2019

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 January 2019 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 51 40 40
Rank change year-on-year -11 0 -15
Contract jobs citing Degree 327 359 353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.81% 5.08% 5.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 35.16% 35.54% 37.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 285 239
City of London median daily rate £500 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £264 £363 £292
90th Percentile £695 £725 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
% change year-on-year - +10.53% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 3
City of London median hourly rate £17.32 £22.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.01% +4.65% +0.90%
10th Percentile £13.00 £15.86 £19.35
90th Percentile £84.30 £34.25 £42.45
Central London median hourly rate £21.79 £28.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -23.55% +32.56% +0.90%

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 930 1,010 949
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.67% 14.30% 15.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 642 727 661
City of London median daily rate £475 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £238 £300 £275
90th Percentile £662 £685 £650
Central London median daily rate £480 £488 £450
% change year-on-year -1.54% +8.33% +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 24 13
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.25 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.65% +8.29% -6.50%
10th Percentile £13.00 £14.75 £14.43
90th Percentile £27.25 £30.75 £21.70
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £21.00 £18.35
% change year-on-year -10.95% +14.44% -5.90%

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Degree in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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.

1 147 (44.95%) Finance
2 127 (38.84%) Agile Software Development
3 125 (38.23%) Computer Science
4 81 (24.77%) Java
5 76 (23.24%) SQL
6 69 (21.10%) TDD
7 65 (19.88%) Mathematics
8 58 (17.74%) Computer Science Degree
9 57 (17.43%) JavaScript
10 48 (14.68%) Microsoft
10 48 (14.68%) Banking
11 47 (14.37%) Python
11 47 (14.37%) Analytical Skills
12 46 (14.07%) C#
13 42 (12.84%) User Experience
13 42 (12.84%) Problem-Solving
14 41 (12.54%) Microsoft Azure
14 41 (12.54%) HTML
15 37 (11.31%) SQL Server
15 37 (11.31%) CSS
16 36 (11.01%) .NET
16 36 (11.01%) Scrum
16 36 (11.01%) Analytics
17 34 (10.40%) DevOps
18 33 (10.09%) Amazon AWS
19 31 (9.48%) Master's Degree
19 31 (9.48%) Project Management
19 31 (9.48%) Windows
19 31 (9.48%) Data Science
20 29 (8.87%) Algorithms

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 15 (4.59%) CMS
2 12 (3.67%) Apache Spark
2 12 (3.67%) Skype for Business
3 8 (2.45%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.14%) SAS
5 6 (1.83%) Confluence
5 6 (1.83%) SharePoint Server
6 5 (1.53%) Ethereum
6 5 (1.53%) Hyperledger
7 3 (0.92%) IIS
8 2 (0.61%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.61%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.61%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.61%) WordPress
9 1 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.31%) WebSphere
Applications
1 21 (6.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (5.50%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (2.45%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.22%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (1.22%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (1.22%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.92%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.92%) InDesign
6 3 (0.92%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.92%) InVision
6 3 (0.92%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.61%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.61%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.31%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.31%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.31%) SPSS
8 1 (0.31%) Stata
Business Applications
1 5 (1.53%) Distributed Ledger
1 5 (1.53%) R3 Corda
2 4 (1.22%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.92%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.92%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.61%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (0.61%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.61%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.61%) ReMetrica
4 2 (0.61%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.31%) Actimize
5 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.31%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.31%) Loan IQ
5 1 (0.31%) MetaTrader
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.31%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 41 (12.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (10.09%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (4.89%) Office 365
4 12 (3.67%) GitHub
5 7 (2.14%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (1.83%) Amazon EMR
7 5 (1.53%) PaaS
8 4 (1.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 4 (1.22%) Google Analytics
8 4 (1.22%) SaaS
9 3 (0.92%) AdWords
9 3 (0.92%) npm
10 2 (0.61%) IaaS
11 1 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.31%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.31%) BrowserStack
11 1 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.31%) IBM Blueworks
11 1 (0.31%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.31%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.67%) Cisco IOS
2 11 (3.36%) Skype
3 10 (3.06%) Telepresence
4 9 (2.75%) Firewall
5 6 (1.83%) Internet
5 6 (1.83%) LAN
5 6 (1.83%) Network Security
6 5 (1.53%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (1.53%) DNS
6 5 (1.53%) SAN
6 5 (1.53%) WAN
7 4 (1.22%) VPN
7 4 (1.22%) Wireless
8 3 (0.92%) BGP
8 3 (0.92%) DHCP
8 3 (0.92%) EIGRP
8 3 (0.92%) IP Telephony
8 3 (0.92%) MPLS
8 3 (0.92%) OSPF
8 3 (0.92%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (11.31%) SQL Server
2 23 (7.03%) NoSQL
3 17 (5.20%) Big Data
4 14 (4.28%) Redis
4 14 (4.28%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (3.67%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (3.06%) Hadoop
6 10 (3.06%) SQL Server 2014
6 10 (3.06%) SQL Server 2016
7 8 (2.45%) Blockchain
7 8 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (2.14%) Apache Hive
8 7 (2.14%) MySQL
9 6 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (1.83%) CouchDB
10 4 (1.22%) Couchbase
10 4 (1.22%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.92%) Amazon Redshift
11 3 (0.92%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.92%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 22 (6.73%) Git (software)
2 18 (5.50%) Jenkins
3 16 (4.89%) JUnit
4 15 (4.59%) JIRA
5 12 (3.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (3.06%) Mocha
7 9 (2.75%) Mockito
8 8 (2.45%) Octopus Deploy
8 8 (2.45%) TestNG
8 8 (2.45%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (1.83%) Selenium
10 5 (1.53%) Jasmine
10 5 (1.53%) SpecFlow
11 4 (1.22%) Bitbucket
11 4 (1.22%) JSUnit
11 4 (1.22%) Maven
11 4 (1.22%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.92%) Dreamweaver
12 3 (0.92%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.92%) Gradle
General
1 147 (44.95%) Finance
2 48 (14.68%) Banking
3 20 (6.12%) Front Office
4 19 (5.81%) Marketing
5 16 (4.89%) Publishing
6 15 (4.59%) Investment Banking
6 15 (4.59%) Retail
7 13 (3.98%) Telecoms
8 12 (3.67%) Financial Institution
9 9 (2.75%) Back Office
10 8 (2.45%) Legal
11 7 (2.14%) Advertising
12 6 (1.83%) Games
13 4 (1.22%) Law
14 3 (0.92%) German Language
14 3 (0.92%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.61%) Billing
15 2 (0.61%) French Language
15 2 (0.61%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.61%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 123 (37.61%) Developer
2 57 (17.43%) Analyst
3 43 (13.15%) Java Developer
4 22 (6.73%) Senior Developer
5 20 (6.12%) Business Analyst
6 19 (5.81%) Consultant
7 17 (5.20%) Data Scientist
7 17 (5.20%) Senior Java Developer
8 16 (4.89%) C# Developer
8 16 (4.89%) SQL Developer
9 13 (3.98%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 11 (3.36%) Junior
11 10 (3.06%) Support Engineer
12 9 (2.75%) Analyst Developer
12 9 (2.75%) Designer
12 9 (2.75%) DevOps Engineer
12 9 (2.75%) Project Manager
12 9 (2.75%) WPF Developer
13 8 (2.45%) .NET Developer
13 8 (2.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (12.54%) HTML
2 37 (11.31%) CSS
3 36 (11.01%) .NET
4 25 (7.65%) HTML5
5 23 (7.03%) RESTful
6 21 (6.42%) React
7 20 (6.12%) AngularJS
7 20 (6.12%) REST
8 18 (5.50%) Spring
9 17 (5.20%) Node.js
10 16 (4.89%) Kafka
10 16 (4.89%) WPF
11 15 (4.59%) WCF
12 13 (3.98%) .NET Framework
12 13 (3.98%) CSS3
12 13 (3.98%) Entity Framework
12 13 (3.98%) Redux
13 12 (3.67%) jQuery
13 12 (3.67%) RabbitMQ
13 12 (3.67%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 47 (14.37%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (12.84%) User Experience
3 29 (8.87%) Algorithms
4 27 (8.26%) Fintech
5 22 (6.73%) Greenfield Project
6 20 (6.12%) Management Information System
7 17 (5.20%) Data Structures
8 12 (3.67%) Mobile App
9 10 (3.06%) Video Conferencing
10 8 (2.45%) Blog
10 8 (2.45%) Fixed Income
10 8 (2.45%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (2.14%) Data Centre
11 7 (2.14%) Equities
11 7 (2.14%) iPad
11 7 (2.14%) Tandem
12 6 (1.83%) Social Media
13 5 (1.53%) Bitcoin
14 4 (1.22%) Reinsurance
14 4 (1.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 31 (9.48%) Windows
2 17 (5.20%) Linux
3 12 (3.67%) Apple iOS
4 11 (3.36%) Windows 10
5 10 (3.06%) Windows 7
6 9 (2.75%) Android
6 9 (2.75%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.92%) Unix
9 2 (0.61%) VMS
9 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.31%) AIX
10 1 (0.31%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.31%) Solaris
10 1 (0.31%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (38.84%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (38.23%) Computer Science
3 69 (21.10%) TDD
4 65 (19.88%) Mathematics
5 42 (12.84%) Problem-Solving
6 36 (11.01%) Analytics
6 36 (11.01%) Scrum
7 34 (10.40%) DevOps
8 31 (9.48%) Data Science
8 31 (9.48%) Project Management
9 28 (8.56%) MVC
9 28 (8.56%) OO
10 27 (8.26%) Stakeholder Management
10 27 (8.26%) Test Automation
11 26 (7.95%) Continuous Improvement
12 25 (7.65%) BDD
13 24 (7.34%) Machine Learning
14 23 (7.03%) Software Engineering
14 23 (7.03%) Web Development
15 22 (6.73%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 81 (24.77%) Java
2 76 (23.24%) SQL
3 57 (17.43%) JavaScript
4 47 (14.37%) Python
5 46 (14.07%) C#
6 22 (6.73%) Kotlin
7 16 (4.89%) Java 8
8 14 (4.28%) PHP
9 12 (3.67%) R
10 11 (3.36%) PowerShell
11 9 (2.75%) Perl
11 9 (2.75%) Scala
12 8 (2.45%) VBA
13 7 (2.14%) Bash Shell
14 6 (1.83%) C++
15 5 (1.53%) MATLAB
15 5 (1.53%) Solidity
15 5 (1.53%) TypeScript
16 4 (1.22%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.92%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 58 (17.74%) Computer Science Degree
2 31 (9.48%) Master's Degree
3 21 (6.42%) Numerate Degree
4 10 (3.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 10 (3.06%) PhD
5 8 (2.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (2.14%) CISSP
7 6 (1.83%) CISM
7 6 (1.83%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.83%) Security Cleared
8 5 (1.53%) CISA
8 5 (1.53%) ISEB
9 4 (1.22%) CCNP
9 4 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.22%) MCSE
9 4 (1.22%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.92%) Avaya Certification
10 3 (0.92%) CCNA
10 3 (0.92%) CRISC
11 2 (0.61%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.28%) QA
2 9 (2.75%) SLA
3 6 (1.83%) GDPR
4 5 (1.53%) PMO
5 4 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.92%) MiFID
7 2 (0.61%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.31%) EMIR
8 1 (0.31%) FATCA
8 1 (0.31%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.31%) PSD2
8 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (6.42%) Docker
2 6 (1.83%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.92%) Firmware
5 1 (0.31%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.31%) vSphere
5 1 (0.31%) XenApp
5 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (2.75%) Puppet
2 8 (2.45%) Ansible
3 7 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.83%) Kubernetes
5 4 (1.22%) SCCM
6 3 (0.92%) SCOM
7 2 (0.61%) Capistrano
7 2 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.61%) QRadar
7 2 (0.61%) Terraform
8 1 (0.31%) EdgeSight
8 1 (0.31%) Nagios
8 1 (0.31%) Packer
8 1 (0.31%) SafeCom
8 1 (0.31%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.31%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.31%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 1 (0.31%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
8 1 (0.31%) WSUS
Vendors
1 48 (14.68%) Microsoft
2 23 (7.03%) Oracle
3 17 (5.20%) Cisco
4 15 (4.59%) Apple
5 11 (3.36%) Adobe
5 11 (3.36%) Google
6 10 (3.06%) Polycom
7 9 (2.75%) VMware
8 6 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.53%) CheckPoint
9 5 (1.53%) Citrix
9 5 (1.53%) Cloudera
9 5 (1.53%) Hortonworks
9 5 (1.53%) IBM
9 5 (1.53%) Tableau
10 4 (1.22%) HP
10 4 (1.22%) SAP
10 4 (1.22%) Sybase
11 3 (0.92%) Avaya
11 3 (0.92%) CA