Period
to 23 January 2020

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 January 2020 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 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 39 49 44
Rank change year-on-year +10 -5 -6
Contract jobs citing Degree 247 329 361
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.99% 4.82% 5.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 32.12% 35.11% 35.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 228 287
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% +12.00%
10th Percentile £301 £261 £363
90th Percentile £694 £699 £725
Central London median daily rate £500 £525 £525
% change year-on-year -4.76% - +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 10
City of London median hourly rate £48.50 £20.65 £24.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +134.92% -16.74% +15.33%
10th Percentile £20.25 £13.00 £16.18
90th Percentile £54.00 £74.95 £39.48
Central London median hourly rate £48.50 £22.93 £28.50
% change year-on-year +111.51% -19.54% +32.56%

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 769 937 1,031
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 15.54% 13.72% 14.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 577 652 746
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £289 £238 £300
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £488
% change year-on-year +5.26% -2.56% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 28 25
City of London median hourly rate £24.12 £18.70 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.98% -8.78% +11.72%
10th Percentile £11.77 £12.78 £15.00
90th Percentile £52.93 £34.13 £31.20
Central London median hourly rate £24.12 £18.70 £21.00
% change year-on-year +28.98% -10.95% +17.04%

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 January 2020.

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 January 2020.

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 January 2020. 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 -
Degree
Central London

For the 6 months to 23 January 2020, 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 87 (35.22%) Computer Science
2 79 (31.98%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (30.36%) Finance
4 59 (23.89%) Java
5 46 (18.62%) Python
6 44 (17.81%) Computer Science Degree
7 37 (14.98%) JavaScript
7 37 (14.98%) C#
8 36 (14.57%) Scrum
8 36 (14.57%) SQL
9 32 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
10 30 (12.15%) Mathematics
11 28 (11.34%) Banking
11 28 (11.34%) HTML
12 27 (10.93%) Windows
12 27 (10.93%) Multithreading
13 26 (10.53%) React
14 25 (10.12%) Problem-Solving
14 25 (10.12%) Microsoft Office
14 25 (10.12%) Web Services
15 24 (9.72%) OO
15 24 (9.72%) Microsoft
15 24 (9.72%) RESTful
15 24 (9.72%) Azure
15 24 (9.72%) AWS
15 24 (9.72%) Greenfield Project
15 24 (9.72%) SDLC
16 23 (9.31%) User Experience
16 23 (9.31%) AngularJS
17 22 (8.91%) Continuous Integration

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 12 (4.86%) Apache Spark
2 9 (3.64%) CMS
3 6 (2.43%) Confluence
3 6 (2.43%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.43%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.02%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (1.62%) Apache
5 4 (1.62%) IBM Notes
5 4 (1.62%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.62%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.21%) Jupyter
7 2 (0.81%) DNN
7 2 (0.81%) IIS
7 2 (0.81%) SAS
7 2 (0.81%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.81%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.40%) Drupal
8 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.40%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 25 (10.12%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (7.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (3.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (2.43%) Sketch
5 4 (1.62%) InVision
5 4 (1.62%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.81%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.81%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.40%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.40%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (0.40%) Maya
7 1 (0.40%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.40%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 2 (0.81%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.40%) Eikon
2 1 (0.40%) FINCAD Analytics
2 1 (0.40%) iTrent
2 1 (0.40%) Relativity
2 1 (0.40%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.40%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 24 (9.72%) AWS
1 24 (9.72%) Azure
2 13 (5.26%) Office 365
3 11 (4.45%) GCP
4 10 (4.05%) GitHub
5 5 (2.02%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (2.02%) SaaS
6 3 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.81%) Amazon ECS
7 2 (0.81%) Amazon GuardDuty
7 2 (0.81%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.81%) IaaS
7 2 (0.81%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.81%) PaaS
7 2 (0.81%) Power Platform
7 2 (0.81%) Route 53
7 2 (0.81%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 2 (0.81%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 2 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.05%) Firewall
2 9 (3.64%) DNS
2 9 (3.64%) VoIP
3 8 (3.24%) VPN
4 7 (2.83%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (2.83%) DHCP
4 7 (2.83%) HTTP
4 7 (2.83%) LAN
4 7 (2.83%) Network Security
4 7 (2.83%) WAN
5 6 (2.43%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (2.02%) BGP
6 5 (2.02%) Cisco IPT
6 5 (2.02%) IP Telephony
6 5 (2.02%) IPsec
6 5 (2.02%) NAS
6 5 (2.02%) OSPF
6 5 (2.02%) VRRP
6 5 (2.02%) Wireless
6 5 (2.02%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.29%) NoSQL
2 12 (4.86%) SQL Server
3 10 (4.05%) Big Data
4 7 (2.83%) Redis
5 6 (2.43%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (2.43%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (2.02%) Jackrabbit
7 3 (1.21%) DB2
7 3 (1.21%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.21%) MySQL
7 3 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.81%) Flink
8 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.81%) MS Access
8 2 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.81%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 17 (6.88%) Git (software)
2 14 (5.67%) Jenkins
2 14 (5.67%) JIRA
3 11 (4.45%) JUnit
4 10 (4.05%) TeamCity
5 9 (3.64%) Octopus Deploy
6 6 (2.43%) Grunt
6 6 (2.43%) gulp
6 6 (2.43%) TestNG
6 6 (2.43%) Visual Studio
7 5 (2.02%) Ant
7 5 (2.02%) Maven
7 5 (2.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 4 (1.62%) git-flow
8 4 (1.62%) Gradle
8 4 (1.62%) JMeter
8 4 (1.62%) Mockito
8 4 (1.62%) Subversion
8 4 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (1.21%) Axure RP
General
1 75 (30.36%) Finance
2 28 (11.34%) Banking
3 20 (8.10%) Investment Banking
4 18 (7.29%) Front Office
5 13 (5.26%) Marketing
5 13 (5.26%) Telecoms
6 12 (4.86%) Back Office
7 10 (4.05%) Games
8 9 (3.64%) Advertising
9 8 (3.24%) Legal
9 8 (3.24%) Publishing
10 7 (2.83%) Public Sector
11 6 (2.43%) Financial Institution
12 4 (1.62%) German Language
12 4 (1.62%) Law
13 3 (1.21%) Manufacturing
13 3 (1.21%) Retail
14 2 (0.81%) Electronics
14 2 (0.81%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.40%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 75 (30.36%) Developer
2 37 (14.98%) Analyst
3 19 (7.69%) C# Developer
4 18 (7.29%) Java Developer
5 11 (4.45%) Architect
5 11 (4.45%) Business Analyst
6 9 (3.64%) Python Developer
6 9 (3.64%) Support Engineer
7 8 (3.24%) Data Scientist
7 8 (3.24%) Project Manager
8 7 (2.83%) Consultant
8 7 (2.83%) Designer
8 7 (2.83%) Desktop Support
9 6 (2.43%) Analyst Developer
9 6 (2.43%) Data Analyst
9 6 (2.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 6 (2.43%) Java Engineer
9 6 (2.43%) Network Engineer
9 6 (2.43%) Technical Architect
10 5 (2.02%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (11.34%) HTML
2 26 (10.53%) React
3 25 (10.12%) Web Services
4 24 (9.72%) RESTful
5 23 (9.31%) AngularJS
6 22 (8.91%) CSS
7 15 (6.07%) .NET
8 14 (5.67%) Kafka
9 12 (4.86%) Spring
10 10 (4.05%) SOAP
10 10 (4.05%) Vue.js
10 10 (4.05%) XML
11 9 (3.64%) HTML5
11 9 (3.64%) REST
12 7 (2.83%) TensorFlow
13 6 (2.43%) JSON
13 6 (2.43%) Middleware
14 5 (2.02%) JSR 170
14 5 (2.02%) WCF
14 5 (2.02%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 32 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (9.72%) Greenfield Project
3 23 (9.31%) User Experience
4 20 (8.10%) Data Structures
5 16 (6.48%) Hedge funds
6 15 (6.07%) Algorithms
7 13 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 13 (5.26%) Management Information System
8 8 (3.24%) Social Media
9 6 (2.43%) Data Centre
9 6 (2.43%) Derivative
9 6 (2.43%) Public Cloud
9 6 (2.43%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (2.43%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (2.02%) Equities
10 5 (2.02%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.62%) Fixed Income
11 4 (1.62%) Mobile Payment
11 4 (1.62%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 27 (10.93%) Windows
2 11 (4.45%) Windows 10
3 8 (3.24%) Windows Server
4 7 (2.83%) Windows 7
5 6 (2.43%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.43%) Linux
6 5 (2.02%) Android
6 5 (2.02%) Mac OS
6 5 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.81%) VMS
7 2 (0.81%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.40%) Debian
8 1 (0.40%) Solaris
8 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.40%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (35.22%) Computer Science
2 79 (31.98%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (14.57%) Scrum
4 30 (12.15%) Mathematics
5 27 (10.93%) Multithreading
6 25 (10.12%) Problem-Solving
7 24 (9.72%) OO
7 24 (9.72%) SDLC
8 22 (8.91%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (8.91%) TDD
9 21 (8.50%) OOP
9 21 (8.50%) Test Automation
10 20 (8.10%) ITIL
10 20 (8.10%) Machine Learning
10 20 (8.10%) Web Development
11 19 (7.69%) Decision-Making
11 19 (7.69%) Microservices
11 19 (7.69%) Project Management
12 18 (7.29%) Front End Development
12 18 (7.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (23.89%) Java
2 46 (18.62%) Python
3 37 (14.98%) C#
3 37 (14.98%) JavaScript
4 36 (14.57%) SQL
5 18 (7.29%) C++
6 14 (5.67%) TypeScript
7 12 (4.86%) Scala
8 11 (4.45%) Kotlin
9 10 (4.05%) PowerShell
10 8 (3.24%) Java 8
11 6 (2.43%) R
12 4 (1.62%) C
12 4 (1.62%) Go
13 3 (1.21%) Apex Code
13 3 (1.21%) PHP
14 2 (0.81%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.81%) Haskell
14 2 (0.81%) Ruby
14 2 (0.81%) VBA
Qualifications
1 44 (17.81%) Computer Science Degree
2 21 (8.50%) Master's Degree
3 11 (4.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (3.24%) MCSE
5 7 (2.83%) MCSA
6 6 (2.43%) CCNP
6 6 (2.43%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.43%) Numerate Degree
7 5 (2.02%) CISSP
7 5 (2.02%) PhD
8 4 (1.62%) ISEB
8 4 (1.62%) Security Cleared
9 3 (1.21%) CISM
10 2 (0.81%) CISA
10 2 (0.81%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.81%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.81%) MBA
10 2 (0.81%) MCP
10 2 (0.81%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.40%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.29%) QA
2 8 (3.24%) GDPR
3 5 (2.02%) Data Quality
3 5 (2.02%) SLA
4 4 (1.62%) NIST
5 3 (1.21%) NIST 800
6 2 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.81%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.40%) COBIT
7 1 (0.40%) PMBOK
System Software
1 22 (8.91%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.43%) XenDesktop
3 5 (2.02%) Docker
3 5 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.62%) XenApp
5 3 (1.21%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.81%) vSphere
7 1 (0.40%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (2.02%) Single Sign-On
1 5 (2.02%) Terraform
2 4 (1.62%) Ansible
2 4 (1.62%) Backup Exec
2 4 (1.62%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (1.62%) SCCM
3 3 (1.21%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.81%) SCOM
5 1 (0.40%) Control-M
5 1 (0.40%) CSIRT
5 1 (0.40%) EnCase
5 1 (0.40%) Grafana
5 1 (0.40%) Graphite
5 1 (0.40%) Matomo
5 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.40%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.40%) Puppet
5 1 (0.40%) QRadar
5 1 (0.40%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 24 (9.72%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.48%) Cisco
3 11 (4.45%) Citrix
3 11 (4.45%) Salesforce.com
4 10 (4.05%) Google
4 10 (4.05%) VMware
5 9 (3.64%) Adobe
6 7 (2.83%) Bloomberg
6 7 (2.83%) Oracle
7 5 (2.02%) Facebook
7 5 (2.02%) Palo Alto
8 4 (1.62%) Cadence
8 4 (1.62%) Fidessa
8 4 (1.62%) HP
8 4 (1.62%) Lotus
8 4 (1.62%) Sitecore
8 4 (1.62%) Symantec
8 4 (1.62%) Teradata
9 3 (1.21%) Netezza
9 3 (1.21%) Reuters