Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 41 42 38
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4 +2
Contract jobs citing Degree 290 365 359
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.88% 5.19% 5.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 34.86% 37.98% 36.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 256 274
City of London median daily rate £510 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% -4.76% +16.67%
10th Percentile £262 £248 £311
90th Percentile £703 £675 £705
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £515
% change year-on-year - -2.91% +14.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 11
City of London median hourly rate £20.50 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.59% - -21.95%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.95 £13.30
90th Percentile £53.88 £71.23 £30.75
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.75 £20.25
% change year-on-year +9.33% -7.41% -7.02%

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 832 961 997
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.00% 13.67% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 630 673 722
City of London median daily rate £500 £480 £489
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -1.79% +8.61%
10th Percentile £305 £238 £300
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 46 29
City of London median hourly rate £21.72 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.12% +0.03% -1.61%
10th Percentile £10.63 £13.00 £13.31
90th Percentile £52.15 £25.50 £28.15
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +9.63% - -1.58%

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 23 October 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 23 October 2019.

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 23 October 2019. 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 - 4 £450 -
London Bridge +15 2 £550 +243.75%
Degree
Central London

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 118 (40.69%) Finance
2 90 (31.03%) Computer Science
3 84 (28.97%) Agile Software Development
4 69 (23.79%) Java
5 50 (17.24%) Windows
5 50 (17.24%) Python
6 47 (16.21%) Microsoft
7 46 (15.86%) Computer Science Degree
8 42 (14.48%) Mathematics
9 41 (14.14%) JavaScript
10 40 (13.79%) Microsoft Office
11 37 (12.76%) SQL
12 35 (12.07%) HTML
12 35 (12.07%) Scrum
12 35 (12.07%) Banking
13 33 (11.38%) Active Directory
14 32 (11.03%) Web Services
14 32 (11.03%) Project Management
14 32 (11.03%) Analytical Skills
15 31 (10.69%) C#
16 30 (10.34%) React
16 30 (10.34%) SDLC
17 29 (10.00%) Azure
18 27 (9.31%) Machine Learning
18 27 (9.31%) Problem-Solving
18 27 (9.31%) Microsoft Excel
19 26 (8.97%) Web Development
20 25 (8.62%) Decision-Making
20 25 (8.62%) AngularJS
21 24 (8.28%) 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 17 (5.86%) SharePoint
2 14 (4.83%) MS Exchange
3 13 (4.48%) Confluence
4 12 (4.14%) IIS
5 8 (2.76%) Apache Spark
6 6 (2.07%) Apache
6 6 (2.07%) SharePoint Server
7 5 (1.72%) CMS
7 5 (1.72%) Skype for Business
8 4 (1.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (1.38%) SAS
9 3 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (1.03%) IBM Notes
9 3 (1.03%) Jupyter
10 1 (0.34%) Drupal
10 1 (0.34%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 40 (13.79%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (9.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (3.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (2.07%) MS Visio
4 6 (2.07%) Sketch
5 5 (1.72%) InVision
6 4 (1.38%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (1.38%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.34%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.34%) CINEMA 4D
8 1 (0.34%) Maya
8 1 (0.34%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 9 (3.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.69%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.34%) FINCAD Analytics
4 1 (0.34%) iTrent
4 1 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.34%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 29 (10.00%) Azure
2 23 (7.93%) AWS
2 23 (7.93%) Office 365
3 11 (3.79%) GCP
4 10 (3.45%) SaaS
5 7 (2.41%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (1.72%) GitHub
6 5 (1.72%) IaaS
6 5 (1.72%) PaaS
7 4 (1.38%) Amazon S3
7 4 (1.38%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.03%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 3 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (1.03%) Mimecast
8 3 (1.03%) Power Platform
8 3 (1.03%) Route 53
8 3 (1.03%) Stackdriver
8 3 (1.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.79%) Firewall
2 10 (3.45%) VPN
3 9 (3.10%) DNS
4 7 (2.41%) DHCP
4 7 (2.41%) WAN
5 6 (2.07%) LAN
5 6 (2.07%) SAN
6 5 (1.72%) Internet
6 5 (1.72%) Skype
6 5 (1.72%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.72%) VoIP
7 4 (1.38%) BGP
7 4 (1.38%) Intranet
7 4 (1.38%) NAS
7 4 (1.38%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.03%) Ethernet
8 3 (1.03%) MPLS
8 3 (1.03%) RIP
8 3 (1.03%) Wireless
8 3 (1.03%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.17%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.14%) NoSQL
3 9 (3.10%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.07%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (2.07%) Big Data
5 5 (1.72%) Redis
6 4 (1.38%) Jackrabbit
6 4 (1.38%) MySQL
7 3 (1.03%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.03%) Power BI
7 3 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.69%) Amazon Aurora
8 2 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.69%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (0.69%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.69%) Neo4j
8 2 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (6.55%) JIRA
2 18 (6.21%) Visual Studio
3 11 (3.79%) Jenkins
4 9 (3.10%) Git (software)
5 8 (2.76%) TeamCity
6 5 (1.72%) gulp
6 5 (1.72%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (1.38%) Grunt
7 4 (1.38%) JUnit
7 4 (1.38%) TestNG
8 3 (1.03%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.69%) Axure RP
9 2 (0.69%) CircleCI
9 2 (0.69%) Jasmine
9 2 (0.69%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (0.69%) Selenium
9 2 (0.69%) webpack
10 1 (0.34%) Bower
10 1 (0.34%) Ranorex
General
1 118 (40.69%) Finance
2 35 (12.07%) Banking
3 21 (7.24%) Public Sector
4 19 (6.55%) Marketing
5 16 (5.52%) Front Office
6 15 (5.17%) Investment Banking
7 14 (4.83%) Advertising
8 12 (4.14%) Back Office
8 12 (4.14%) Telecoms
9 10 (3.45%) Financial Institution
9 10 (3.45%) Legal
10 9 (3.10%) Publishing
11 7 (2.41%) Retail
12 6 (2.07%) Games
13 5 (1.72%) Manufacturing
14 4 (1.38%) Electronics
14 4 (1.38%) German Language
14 4 (1.38%) Law
15 2 (0.69%) French Language
15 2 (0.69%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 71 (24.48%) Developer
2 48 (16.55%) Analyst
3 16 (5.52%) Architect
4 15 (5.17%) Java Developer
5 14 (4.83%) C# Developer
6 12 (4.14%) Data Scientist
6 12 (4.14%) Project Manager
7 10 (3.45%) Designer
8 9 (3.10%) Consultant
8 9 (3.10%) Support Engineer
9 8 (2.76%) Desktop Support
9 8 (2.76%) Python Developer
9 8 (2.76%) Support Analyst
10 7 (2.41%) Business Analyst
10 7 (2.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (2.41%) IT Support
10 7 (2.41%) Systems Analyst
11 6 (2.07%) Data Engineer
11 6 (2.07%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 6 (2.07%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (12.07%) HTML
2 32 (11.03%) Web Services
3 30 (10.34%) React
4 25 (8.62%) AngularJS
5 21 (7.24%) CSS
6 18 (6.21%) .NET
7 17 (5.86%) RESTful
8 15 (5.17%) XML
9 12 (4.14%) .NET Framework
9 12 (4.14%) Kafka
9 12 (4.14%) Middleware
9 12 (4.14%) REST
10 11 (3.79%) Spring
11 9 (3.10%) Vue.js
12 8 (2.76%) SOAP
12 8 (2.76%) WCF
13 7 (2.41%) Flask
13 7 (2.41%) Natural Language Processing
14 6 (2.07%) HTML5
14 6 (2.07%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 32 (11.03%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (7.59%) Management Information System
2 22 (7.59%) User Experience
3 21 (7.24%) Greenfield Project
4 12 (4.14%) Algorithms
4 12 (4.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 12 (4.14%) Hedge funds
5 10 (3.45%) Data Structures
5 10 (3.45%) Public Cloud
5 10 (3.45%) Wiki
6 9 (3.10%) Driving Licence
7 8 (2.76%) Equities
8 7 (2.41%) Social Media
9 6 (2.07%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (1.72%) Fixed Income
11 4 (1.38%) Cloud Native
11 4 (1.38%) Credit Risk
11 4 (1.38%) Data Centre
11 4 (1.38%) PKI
11 4 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 50 (17.24%) Windows
2 17 (5.86%) Windows 10
3 10 (3.45%) Linux
4 9 (3.10%) Windows 7
5 8 (2.76%) Windows Server
6 7 (2.41%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.72%) Android
7 5 (1.72%) Unix
7 5 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.38%) Mac OS
8 4 (1.38%) VMS
8 4 (1.38%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.34%) Debian
9 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (31.03%) Computer Science
2 84 (28.97%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (14.48%) Mathematics
4 35 (12.07%) Scrum
5 32 (11.03%) Project Management
6 30 (10.34%) SDLC
7 27 (9.31%) Machine Learning
7 27 (9.31%) Problem-Solving
8 26 (8.97%) Web Development
9 25 (8.62%) Decision-Making
10 24 (8.28%) CRM
10 24 (8.28%) TDD
11 23 (7.93%) Test Automation
12 22 (7.59%) OO
13 21 (7.24%) Analytics
13 21 (7.24%) DevOps
13 21 (7.24%) Microservices
14 20 (6.90%) Migration
15 19 (6.55%) Data Science
16 18 (6.21%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 69 (23.79%) Java
2 50 (17.24%) Python
3 41 (14.14%) JavaScript
4 37 (12.76%) SQL
5 31 (10.69%) C#
6 24 (8.28%) C++
7 17 (5.86%) PowerShell
8 14 (4.83%) TypeScript
9 12 (4.14%) Kotlin
10 11 (3.79%) Scala
11 10 (3.45%) R
12 8 (2.76%) C
13 7 (2.41%) Perl
14 6 (2.07%) Java 8
15 5 (1.72%) Go
15 5 (1.72%) PHP
16 4 (1.38%) Bash Shell
17 3 (1.03%) Apex Code
17 3 (1.03%) C-shell
17 3 (1.03%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 46 (15.86%) Computer Science Degree
2 23 (7.93%) Master's Degree
3 15 (5.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (5.17%) Numerate Degree
3 15 (5.17%) Security Cleared
4 13 (4.48%) SC Cleared
5 10 (3.45%) HND
5 10 (3.45%) MCSE
6 9 (3.10%) MCSA
7 7 (2.41%) PhD
8 5 (1.72%) CISSP
8 5 (1.72%) MBA
8 5 (1.72%) PMI Certification
9 4 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.38%) ISEB
9 4 (1.38%) PMP
10 3 (1.03%) A+ Certification
10 3 (1.03%) CISM
10 3 (1.03%) HNC
10 3 (1.03%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.48%) QA
2 5 (1.72%) SLA
3 4 (1.38%) NIST
4 3 (1.03%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.03%) GDPR
4 3 (1.03%) MiFID
4 3 (1.03%) NIST 800
4 3 (1.03%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.69%) PMO
6 1 (0.34%) ECSS
6 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.34%) NCSC
6 1 (0.34%) PMBOK
System Software
1 33 (11.38%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.76%) Docker
3 4 (1.38%) XenApp
3 4 (1.38%) XenDesktop
4 3 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.69%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (3.45%) Microsoft Intune
2 8 (2.76%) SCCM
3 7 (2.41%) Single Sign-On
3 7 (2.41%) Terraform
4 6 (2.07%) Ansible
4 6 (2.07%) Kubernetes
5 4 (1.38%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.03%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.69%) Puppet
7 2 (0.69%) SCOM
8 1 (0.34%) CASB
8 1 (0.34%) CSIRT
8 1 (0.34%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.34%) Matomo
8 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.34%) QRadar
Vendors
1 47 (16.21%) Microsoft
2 18 (6.21%) Salesforce.com
3 14 (4.83%) Cisco
4 11 (3.79%) Adobe
5 10 (3.45%) Citrix
6 9 (3.10%) Google
6 9 (3.10%) Oracle
7 8 (2.76%) VMware
8 6 (2.07%) Bloomberg
9 5 (1.72%) SAP
9 5 (1.72%) Tableau
10 4 (1.38%) Cadence
10 4 (1.38%) Facebook
10 4 (1.38%) HP
10 4 (1.38%) Informatica
10 4 (1.38%) Meraki
10 4 (1.38%) Samsung
10 4 (1.38%) Sitecore
10 4 (1.38%) Symantec
11 3 (1.03%) Fidessa