Period
to 17 June 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Algorithms in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Algorithms over the 6 months to 17 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

Algorithms
England > London
6 months to
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 196 187 250
Rank change year-on-year -9 +63 +66
Contract jobs citing Algorithms 538 666 417
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.34% 1.49% 1.05%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.78% 4.16% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 448 314
London median daily rate £575 £550 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% -4.35% +21.05%
10th Percentile £400 £414 £389
90th Percentile £743 £700 £769
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 2
London median hourly rate £44.57 £45.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.97% -18.18% -
10th Percentile £38.00 £25.25 £42.50
90th Percentile £51.75 £47.50 £67.50
England median hourly rate £44.57 £25.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year +78.26% -54.55% +46.67%

Algorithms is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14,222 16,027 14,453
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 35.48% 35.76% 36.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,914 11,386 10,186
London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.38%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
England median daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 264 228
London median hourly rate £25.15 £24.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.78% +4.35% +15.00%
10th Percentile £13.38 £13.13 £12.52
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.87 £22.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year -7.23% +15.38% -7.14%

Algorithms
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Algorithms as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Algorithms in London

Algorithms
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Algorithms in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Algorithms in London

Algorithms
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Algorithms in London over the 6 months to 17 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Algorithms in London

Algorithms
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Algorithms in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Algorithms in London

Algorithms
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Algorithms in London over the 6 months to 17 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Algorithms in London

Algorithms
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Algorithms within the London region over the 6 months to 17 June 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
Central London +11 134 £575 +4.55% 23
East London -18 28 £550 - 7
West London +14 23 £525 +11.70% 11
South London +10 4 £725 +52.63% 1
Algorithms
England

For the 6 months to 17 June 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Algorithms 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 London region with a requirement for Algorithms.

1 261 (48.51%) Python
2 220 (40.89%) Data Science
3 198 (36.80%) Data Structures
4 196 (36.43%) Machine Learning
5 194 (36.06%) Agile Software Development
6 186 (34.57%) SQL
7 182 (33.83%) Java
8 165 (30.67%) Finance
9 147 (27.32%) Analytics
10 128 (23.79%) Amazon AWS
11 121 (22.49%) Computer Science
12 111 (20.63%) Apache Spark
13 107 (19.89%) Big Data
14 106 (19.70%) Artificial Intelligence
14 106 (19.70%) Analytical Skills
15 104 (19.33%) Problem-Solving
16 100 (18.59%) Degree
17 94 (17.47%) TDD
18 92 (17.10%) Hadoop
19 88 (16.36%) OO
20 87 (16.17%) REST
21 86 (15.99%) JavaScript
21 86 (15.99%) Mathematics
22 85 (15.80%) Software Engineering
23 82 (15.24%) Docker
24 79 (14.68%) Scala
25 73 (13.57%) C++
26 72 (13.38%) Google Cloud Platform
27 67 (12.45%) Microservices
28 66 (12.27%) Microsoft Azure

Algorithms
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 111 (20.63%) Apache Spark
2 14 (2.60%) Apache
3 10 (1.86%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (1.86%) SAS
4 7 (1.30%) IPython
5 4 (0.74%) Apache Airflow
5 4 (0.74%) Apache Pig
5 4 (0.74%) Confluence
5 4 (0.74%) IBM HTTP Server
6 3 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.56%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.56%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.56%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.37%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.19%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.19%) CMS
8 1 (0.19%) IIS
8 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
Applications
1 34 (6.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.19%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.19%) EViews
4 1 (0.19%) SPSS
4 1 (0.19%) Stata
4 1 (0.19%) Weka
Business Applications
1 11 (2.04%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 128 (23.79%) Amazon AWS
2 72 (13.38%) Google Cloud Platform
3 66 (12.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 45 (8.36%) Power Platform
5 17 (3.16%) Amazon SageMaker
6 12 (2.23%) GitHub
7 7 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (1.12%) Amazon S3
8 6 (1.12%) Heroku
8 6 (1.12%) Serverless
9 5 (0.93%) Google Analytics
10 4 (0.74%) Amazon Kinesis
10 4 (0.74%) Google Tag Manager
11 3 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.56%) AWS IoT
11 3 (0.56%) Office 365
11 3 (0.56%) SaaS
12 2 (0.37%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.49%) HTTP
2 7 (1.30%) Internet
3 4 (0.74%) Skype
4 3 (0.56%) IMAP
4 3 (0.56%) SMTP
4 3 (0.56%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.56%) WAAS
5 1 (0.19%) BIG-IP
5 1 (0.19%) Firewall
5 1 (0.19%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.19%) Intranet
5 1 (0.19%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (19.89%) Big Data
2 92 (17.10%) Hadoop
3 58 (10.78%) NoSQL
4 47 (8.74%) SQL Server
5 45 (8.36%) Power BI
6 40 (7.43%) Relational Database
7 28 (5.20%) Apache Hive
8 27 (5.02%) Apache Cassandra
9 21 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
10 20 (3.72%) MongoDB
11 17 (3.16%) Data Lake
11 17 (3.16%) Data Mining
12 16 (2.97%) Amazon Redshift
13 15 (2.79%) PostgreSQL
14 13 (2.42%) BigQuery
14 13 (2.42%) MySQL
15 11 (2.04%) Snowflake Schema
16 10 (1.86%) RDBMS
17 9 (1.67%) QlikView
18 8 (1.49%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 56 (10.41%) Git (software)
2 40 (7.43%) Jenkins
3 19 (3.53%) JUnit
4 14 (2.60%) Selenium
5 10 (1.86%) JIRA
6 9 (1.67%) Maven
6 9 (1.67%) PhantomJS
6 9 (1.67%) Subversion
6 9 (1.67%) Visual Studio Team System
7 7 (1.30%) webpack
8 5 (0.93%) Bitbucket
8 5 (0.93%) Cucumber
8 5 (0.93%) Gerrit
8 5 (0.93%) Jasmine
9 4 (0.74%) Mockito
9 4 (0.74%) WebDriver
10 3 (0.56%) JSUnit
10 3 (0.56%) Mocha
10 3 (0.56%) PostCSS
10 3 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 165 (30.67%) Finance
2 64 (11.90%) Banking
3 40 (7.43%) Legal
4 33 (6.13%) Investment Banking
5 29 (5.39%) Front Office
6 20 (3.72%) Marketing
7 16 (2.97%) Financial Institution
8 11 (2.04%) Retail
9 6 (1.12%) Law
10 5 (0.93%) Games
10 5 (0.93%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.56%) Advertising
11 3 (0.56%) Electronics
11 3 (0.56%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.37%) Social Science
13 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.19%) Automotive
13 1 (0.19%) Back Office
13 1 (0.19%) International Banking
13 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 237 (44.05%) Developer
2 86 (15.99%) Java Developer
3 84 (15.61%) Data Scientist
4 74 (13.75%) Data Engineer
5 44 (8.18%) Python Engineer
6 42 (7.81%) Analyst
6 42 (7.81%) Senior Developer
7 35 (6.51%) Python Developer
8 34 (6.32%) Data Analyst
9 30 (5.58%) JavaScript Developer
10 25 (4.65%) C# Developer
10 25 (4.65%) Software Engineer
11 24 (4.46%) Senior Java Developer
12 20 (3.72%) .NET Developer
13 19 (3.53%) React Developer
14 17 (3.16%) Machine Learning Scientist
15 16 (2.97%) Computer Engineer
15 16 (2.97%) Computer Vision Engineer
15 16 (2.97%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 16 (2.97%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (16.17%) REST
2 63 (11.71%) React
3 61 (11.34%) Kafka
4 52 (9.67%) HTML
5 51 (9.48%) Spring
6 49 (9.11%) CSS
7 46 (8.55%) AngularJS
8 42 (7.81%) .NET
8 42 (7.81%) Node.js
9 41 (7.62%) RESTful
10 38 (7.06%) TensorFlow
11 32 (5.95%) Web Services
12 31 (5.76%) Natural Language Processing
13 28 (5.20%) Caffe
14 27 (5.02%) Spring Boot
15 24 (4.46%) HTML5
16 23 (4.28%) NumPy
17 21 (3.90%) Flask
17 21 (3.90%) Redux
17 21 (3.90%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 198 (36.80%) Data Structures
2 106 (19.70%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (5.95%) Hedge funds
4 26 (4.83%) User Experience
5 24 (4.46%) Greenfield Project
5 24 (4.46%) Self-Motivation
6 18 (3.35%) Linked Data
7 15 (2.79%) NHS
8 13 (2.42%) Equities
9 12 (2.23%) Client/Server
10 10 (1.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 10 (1.86%) Linux Command Line
11 8 (1.49%) Credit Risk
11 8 (1.49%) Video on Demand
12 7 (1.30%) Industry 4.0
12 7 (1.30%) Video\Live Streaming
13 6 (1.12%) Internet of Things
13 6 (1.12%) Robotics
13 6 (1.12%) Virtual Team
14 5 (0.93%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 64 (11.90%) Linux
2 29 (5.39%) Unix
3 15 (2.79%) Windows
4 9 (1.67%) Android
5 8 (1.49%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.19%) AIX
7 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (40.89%) Data Science
2 196 (36.43%) Machine Learning
3 194 (36.06%) Agile Software Development
4 147 (27.32%) Analytics
5 121 (22.49%) Computer Science
6 106 (19.70%) Artificial Intelligence
7 104 (19.33%) Problem-Solving
8 94 (17.47%) TDD
9 88 (16.36%) OO
10 86 (15.99%) Mathematics
11 85 (15.80%) Software Engineering
12 67 (12.45%) Microservices
13 59 (10.97%) Data Analysis
14 57 (10.59%) Deep Learning
15 55 (10.22%) Data Modelling
15 55 (10.22%) Test Automation
16 54 (10.04%) Multithreading
17 53 (9.85%) Business Intelligence
18 51 (9.48%) Open Source
18 51 (9.48%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 261 (48.51%) Python
2 186 (34.57%) SQL
3 182 (33.83%) Java
4 86 (15.99%) JavaScript
5 79 (14.68%) Scala
6 73 (13.57%) C++
7 60 (11.15%) R
8 59 (10.97%) C#
9 47 (8.74%) TypeScript
10 31 (5.76%) Java 8
11 22 (4.09%) C
12 19 (3.53%) MATLAB
13 18 (3.35%) ES6
14 14 (2.60%) Go
15 11 (2.04%) PHP
16 7 (1.30%) Cython
16 7 (1.30%) Perl
17 6 (1.12%) T-SQL
18 5 (0.93%) PL/SQL
19 4 (0.74%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 100 (18.59%) Degree
2 53 (9.85%) PhD
3 33 (6.13%) Computer Science Degree
4 21 (3.90%) Master's Degree
5 17 (3.16%) Security Cleared
6 7 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (1.30%) Numerate Degree
7 5 (0.93%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.56%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.37%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.37%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.19%) MCAD
10 1 (0.19%) MCP
10 1 (0.19%) MCSD
10 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (6.88%) QA
2 33 (6.13%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.49%) GDPR
4 3 (0.56%) MiFID
5 2 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.19%) EMIR
System Software
1 82 (15.24%) Docker
2 10 (1.86%) HDFS
3 3 (0.56%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.37%) etcd
5 1 (0.19%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.19%) KVM
5 1 (0.19%) LXC
5 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 51 (9.48%) Kubernetes
2 8 (1.49%) Ansible
2 8 (1.49%) Terraform
3 6 (1.12%) Control-M
3 6 (1.12%) Kibana
4 5 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.56%) Hadoop YARN
5 3 (0.56%) Puppet
6 2 (0.37%) Consul
6 2 (0.37%) logstash
7 1 (0.19%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.19%) Oozie
7 1 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 58 (10.78%) Google
2 56 (10.41%) Tableau
3 29 (5.39%) Oracle
4 13 (2.42%) Databricks
5 12 (2.23%) Microsoft
6 11 (2.04%) ION Trading
7 7 (1.30%) Informatica
8 5 (0.93%) Alteryx
8 5 (0.93%) Atlassian
9 4 (0.74%) BMC
9 4 (0.74%) Cadence
9 4 (0.74%) Cloudera
9 4 (0.74%) Dataiku
9 4 (0.74%) Hortonworks
9 4 (0.74%) Sybase
9 4 (0.74%) Twitter
10 3 (0.56%) Cognos
10 3 (0.56%) Progress
10 3 (0.56%) RapidMiner
10 3 (0.56%) Talend