Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 45 38
Rank change year-on-year -6 -7 -2
Contract jobs citing Degree 316 277 305
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.56% 4.49% 4.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 33.51% 30.85% 31.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 182 228
City of London median daily rate £525 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% - -
10th Percentile £313 £263 £292
90th Percentile £700 £675 £713
Central London median daily rate £525 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +16.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 6
City of London median hourly rate £27.81 £20.54 £33.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.37% -39.23% +39.49%
10th Percentile £12.58 £12.44 £17.57
90th Percentile £61.08 £29.77 £63.63
Central London median hourly rate £28.50 £20.54 £33.80
% change year-on-year +38.75% -39.23% +39.49%

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 943 898 973
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.60% 14.56% 15.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 676 613 703
City of London median daily rate £500 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £295 £270 £259
90th Percentile £688 £650 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 18 13
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.83 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.89% -18.97% +17.65%
10th Percentile £14.18 £12.58 £16.13
90th Percentile £41.43 £26.46 £76.45
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.77 £22.00
% change year-on-year +5.23% -19.23% +15.18%

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 20 May 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 20 May 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 20 May 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 - -
Degree
Central London

For the 6 months to 20 May 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.

1 165 (52.22%) Finance
2 115 (36.39%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (30.38%) Computer Science
4 69 (21.84%) SQL
5 68 (21.52%) C#
6 62 (19.62%) Banking
7 59 (18.67%) Mathematics
8 57 (18.04%) .NET
9 55 (17.41%) Java
10 52 (16.46%) TDD
11 50 (15.82%) Python
12 49 (15.51%) Project Management
13 48 (15.19%) OO
13 48 (15.19%) SQL Server
14 47 (14.87%) Analytical Skills
14 47 (14.87%) Computer Science Degree
14 47 (14.87%) Problem-Solving
15 42 (13.29%) WCF
16 41 (12.97%) Multithreading
17 40 (12.66%) Greenfield Project
17 40 (12.66%) Microsoft Azure
18 39 (12.34%) WPF
19 38 (12.03%) Waterfall
19 38 (12.03%) Analytics
20 37 (11.71%) Microsoft Excel
21 36 (11.39%) SOA
21 36 (11.39%) Microsoft
22 32 (10.13%) Linux
22 32 (10.13%) Task Parallel Library
22 32 (10.13%) SQL Server 2012

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 13 (4.11%) SAS
2 8 (2.53%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.22%) Apache Spark
4 6 (1.90%) Apache
4 6 (1.90%) nginx
5 5 (1.58%) Confluence
6 4 (1.27%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.95%) CMS
7 3 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.63%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.63%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.63%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.32%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.32%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.32%) JBoss
9 1 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 37 (11.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (6.01%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (2.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (2.85%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (2.53%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.58%) InVision
5 5 (1.58%) SPSS
6 4 (1.27%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.95%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.63%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.32%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.32%) InDesign
9 1 (0.32%) Moqups
9 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.32%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (1.27%) ReMetrica
2 3 (0.95%) Actimize
3 2 (0.63%) Workfront
4 1 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.32%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.32%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.32%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.32%) Kondor
4 1 (0.32%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.32%) RMDS
4 1 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.32%) SAP PLM
4 1 (0.32%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.32%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 40 (12.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (6.96%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (2.53%) Google Analytics
4 7 (2.22%) Office 365
5 6 (1.90%) SaaS
6 5 (1.58%) Adobe Analytics
7 3 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.95%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (0.95%) Serverless
8 2 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.63%) G Suite
8 2 (0.63%) GitHub
8 2 (0.63%) Heroku
8 2 (0.63%) IaaS
8 2 (0.63%) PaaS
9 1 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.32%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.32%) Force.com
9 1 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.16%) Firewall
2 8 (2.53%) Internet
3 6 (1.90%) AMQP
4 5 (1.58%) Kerberos
5 3 (0.95%) DHCP
5 3 (0.95%) DNS
5 3 (0.95%) Intranet
5 3 (0.95%) SSL
6 2 (0.63%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (0.63%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.63%) LAN
6 2 (0.63%) MPLS
6 2 (0.63%) PBX
6 2 (0.63%) PSTN
6 2 (0.63%) Skype
6 2 (0.63%) VoIP
7 1 (0.32%) GoToMeeting
7 1 (0.32%) LTE
7 1 (0.32%) NAS
7 1 (0.32%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (15.19%) SQL Server
2 32 (10.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 30 (9.49%) SQL Server 2014
3 30 (9.49%) SQL Server 2016
4 23 (7.28%) Relational Database
5 13 (4.11%) Big Data
6 10 (3.16%) RDBMS
7 9 (2.85%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (2.22%) MongoDB
8 7 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.58%) Apache Hive
9 5 (1.58%) NoSQL
10 4 (1.27%) Impala
10 4 (1.27%) MySQL
10 4 (1.27%) Redis
11 3 (0.95%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.95%) Power BI
11 3 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 25 (7.91%) Git (software)
2 16 (5.06%) Maven
3 15 (4.75%) Jenkins
3 15 (4.75%) JIRA
4 9 (2.85%) TeamCity
5 7 (2.22%) Gradle
6 6 (1.90%) JUnit
6 6 (1.90%) Selenium
6 6 (1.90%) Subversion
7 3 (0.95%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.95%) Mockito
7 3 (0.95%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.63%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.63%) Grunt
8 2 (0.63%) gulp
8 2 (0.63%) JMeter
8 2 (0.63%) NUnit
8 2 (0.63%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.63%) TestNG
General
1 165 (52.22%) Finance
2 62 (19.62%) Banking
3 28 (8.86%) Front Office
4 24 (7.59%) Investment Banking
4 24 (7.59%) Marketing
5 18 (5.70%) Retail
6 16 (5.06%) Financial Institution
7 14 (4.43%) Advertising
8 8 (2.53%) Back Office
8 8 (2.53%) Legal
9 7 (2.22%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.95%) Games
10 3 (0.95%) Prime Brokerage
10 3 (0.95%) Publishing
11 2 (0.63%) French Language
11 2 (0.63%) Law
11 2 (0.63%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.63%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.32%) German Language
12 1 (0.32%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 113 (35.76%) Developer
2 57 (18.04%) Analyst
3 49 (15.51%) C# Developer
4 31 (9.81%) C# WPF Developer
4 31 (9.81%) WPF Developer
5 18 (5.70%) Business Analyst
5 18 (5.70%) Senior Developer
5 18 (5.70%) SQL Analyst
6 16 (5.06%) Designer
6 16 (5.06%) Java Developer
7 13 (4.11%) Architect
8 12 (3.80%) Excel Analyst
8 12 (3.80%) Project Manager
9 11 (3.48%) Data Analyst
10 10 (3.16%) UX Designer
11 9 (2.85%) DevOps Engineer
11 9 (2.85%) Senior Analyst
12 8 (2.53%) Insight Analyst
13 7 (2.22%) Data Engineer
13 7 (2.22%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (18.04%) .NET
2 42 (13.29%) WCF
3 39 (12.34%) WPF
4 32 (10.13%) Task Parallel Library
5 18 (5.70%) Web Services
6 16 (5.06%) AngularJS
7 14 (4.43%) HTML
7 14 (4.43%) Spring
8 13 (4.11%) Node.js
8 13 (4.11%) XML
9 12 (3.80%) REST
10 11 (3.48%) CSS
11 10 (3.16%) JSON
11 10 (3.16%) React
12 8 (2.53%) Kafka
13 7 (2.22%) Hibernate
13 7 (2.22%) HTML5
13 7 (2.22%) JMS
13 7 (2.22%) LDAP
13 7 (2.22%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 96 (30.38%) Computer Science
2 47 (14.87%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (12.66%) Greenfield Project
4 24 (7.59%) User Experience
5 20 (6.33%) Fixed Income
6 17 (5.38%) Hedge funds
7 12 (3.80%) Data Centre
7 12 (3.80%) Equities
7 12 (3.80%) Fintech
7 12 (3.80%) Management Information System
7 12 (3.80%) PMI
8 11 (3.48%) Data Structures
9 10 (3.16%) Algorithms
10 9 (2.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 9 (2.85%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (1.58%) Derivative
11 5 (1.58%) Market Risk
11 5 (1.58%) Reinsurance
12 4 (1.27%) Social Media
13 3 (0.95%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 32 (10.13%) Linux
2 24 (7.59%) Windows
3 23 (7.28%) Unix
4 10 (3.16%) Android
5 8 (2.53%) Windows Server
6 7 (2.22%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.90%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.63%) AIX
9 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.32%) Solaris
10 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.32%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (36.39%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (18.67%) Mathematics
3 52 (16.46%) TDD
4 49 (15.51%) Project Management
5 48 (15.19%) OO
6 47 (14.87%) Problem-Solving
7 41 (12.97%) Multithreading
8 38 (12.03%) Analytics
8 38 (12.03%) Waterfall
9 36 (11.39%) SOA
10 31 (9.81%) MVVM
11 30 (9.49%) OOA/OOD
12 28 (8.86%) Scrum
13 26 (8.23%) SDLC
14 25 (7.91%) Change Management
15 22 (6.96%) Continuous Improvement
15 22 (6.96%) DevOps
16 21 (6.65%) Software Engineering
16 21 (6.65%) Test Automation
17 20 (6.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (21.84%) SQL
2 68 (21.52%) C#
3 55 (17.41%) Java
4 50 (15.82%) Python
5 26 (8.23%) JavaScript
6 18 (5.70%) C++
7 16 (5.06%) R
8 12 (3.80%) Java 8
9 9 (2.85%) Bash Shell
9 9 (2.85%) Ruby
9 9 (2.85%) Scala
10 7 (2.22%) Groovy
10 7 (2.22%) TypeScript
11 6 (1.90%) C
11 6 (1.90%) Kotlin
11 6 (1.90%) MATLAB
11 6 (1.90%) VBA
11 6 (1.90%) XPath
12 5 (1.58%) Perl
12 5 (1.58%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 47 (14.87%) Computer Science Degree
2 23 (7.28%) Master's Degree
3 20 (6.33%) Numerate Degree
4 16 (5.06%) PMI Certification
5 13 (4.11%) MBA
6 10 (3.16%) CISSP
7 7 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (2.22%) PhD
7 7 (2.22%) PMP
8 6 (1.90%) CFA
9 5 (1.58%) CCNP
9 5 (1.58%) ISEB
9 5 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (1.27%) ISTQB
10 4 (1.27%) Security Cleared
10 4 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.95%) MCIPD
11 3 (0.95%) SC Cleared
11 3 (0.95%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 3 (0.95%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.38%) QA
2 4 (1.27%) PMO
2 4 (1.27%) SLA
3 3 (0.95%) GDPR
3 3 (0.95%) ISO 8583
3 3 (0.95%) MiFID
4 2 (0.63%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.63%) IFRS
4 2 (0.63%) IFRS 9
4 2 (0.63%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.32%) EMIR
5 1 (0.32%) HL7
5 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (3.48%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.85%) Docker
3 6 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.95%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.63%) KVM
6 2 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.63%) XenApp
6 2 (0.63%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.32%) HDFS
7 1 (0.32%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 11 (3.48%) Ansible
2 6 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.27%) Kubernetes
3 4 (1.27%) Oozie
3 4 (1.27%) Puppet
3 4 (1.27%) Salt
4 3 (0.95%) CA Single Sign-On
4 3 (0.95%) CASB
4 3 (0.95%) SCCM
4 3 (0.95%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (0.95%) Terraform
5 2 (0.63%) PingFederate
5 2 (0.63%) RSA Archer
5 2 (0.63%) SCOM
5 2 (0.63%) SCOrch
5 2 (0.63%) vMotion
5 2 (0.63%) vRealize
5 2 (0.63%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.32%) Kibana
6 1 (0.32%) logstash
Vendors
1 36 (11.39%) Microsoft
2 22 (6.96%) Oracle
3 13 (4.11%) Google
4 9 (2.85%) Cisco
4 9 (2.85%) Tableau
5 8 (2.53%) Adobe
5 8 (2.53%) VMware
6 6 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (1.90%) Sybase
7 5 (1.58%) Bloomberg
7 5 (1.58%) Citrix
8 4 (1.27%) Cloudera
8 4 (1.27%) SaltStack
9 3 (0.95%) Xerox
10 2 (0.63%) CyberArk
10 2 (0.63%) Meraki
10 2 (0.63%) Opsware
10 2 (0.63%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.63%) Splunk
10 2 (0.63%) TIBCO