Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 217 198 237
Rank change year-on-year -19 +39 +33
Contract jobs citing Algorithms 431 644 534
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.20% 1.40% 1.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.57% 3.88% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 398 396
London median daily rate £550 £550 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.35% +9.52%
10th Percentile £413 £425 £415
90th Percentile £725 £750 £738
England median daily rate £538 £550 £540
% change year-on-year -2.27% +1.85% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 2
London median hourly rate £43.53 £11.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +295.75% -78.00% +69.49%
10th Percentile £20.03 £8.00 £43.50
90th Percentile £49.93 £51.25 £56.50
England median hourly rate £34.50 £36.64 £30.50
% change year-on-year -5.85% +20.14% -25.15%

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 12,066 16,583 17,432
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 33.55% 36.01% 37.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,404 11,831 12,354
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £310 £313 £310
90th Percentile £700 £700 £688
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 270 225
London median hourly rate £23.25 £22.93 £21.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.40% +4.70% +9.72%
10th Percentile £12.76 £13.00 £12.75
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.84 £47.83
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 19 November 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 19 November 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 19 November 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 -4 113 £550 -4.35% 87
East London -4 24 £550 +4.76% 23
West London +36 18 £525 +11.70% 29
South London +26 4 £850 +86.53% 5
Algorithms
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 234 (54.29%) Python
2 208 (48.26%) Data Science
3 173 (40.14%) Machine Learning
4 158 (36.66%) Java
5 143 (33.18%) Agile Software Development
6 134 (31.09%) Computer Science
6 134 (31.09%) Data Structures
7 129 (29.93%) SQL
8 116 (26.91%) Analytics
9 101 (23.43%) Analytical Skills
10 100 (23.20%) AWS
10 100 (23.20%) TDD
11 98 (22.74%) Finance
12 95 (22.04%) Artificial Intelligence
13 92 (21.35%) Big Data
13 92 (21.35%) Problem-Solving
14 90 (20.88%) Apache Spark
14 90 (20.88%) Software Engineering
15 87 (20.19%) Hadoop
16 84 (19.49%) OO
17 79 (18.33%) Degree
18 76 (17.63%) JavaScript
19 75 (17.40%) Mathematics
20 69 (16.01%) Docker
21 67 (15.55%) Microservices
22 64 (14.85%) PhD
23 63 (14.62%) NoSQL
23 63 (14.62%) Natural Language Processing
24 60 (13.92%) REST
24 60 (13.92%) Visualisation

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 90 (20.88%) Apache Spark
2 32 (7.42%) Elasticsearch
3 15 (3.48%) Apache
4 11 (2.55%) Jupyter
5 7 (1.62%) Apache Airflow
6 5 (1.16%) Confluence
7 3 (0.70%) DNN
8 2 (0.46%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.46%) Ethereum
8 2 (0.46%) Hyperledger
8 2 (0.46%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.46%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.23%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.23%) SAS
Applications
1 15 (3.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (0.46%) SPSS
2 2 (0.46%) Stata
3 1 (0.23%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.23%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 9 (2.09%) FINCAD Analytics
2 5 (1.16%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.46%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 100 (23.20%) AWS
2 54 (12.53%) Azure
3 45 (10.44%) GCP
4 27 (6.26%) Power Platform
5 19 (4.41%) Serverless
6 15 (3.48%) Amazon S3
7 13 (3.02%) AWS Lambda
8 12 (2.78%) Amazon SQS
9 9 (2.09%) AWS Step Functions
9 9 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (2.09%) GitHub
10 7 (1.62%) Amazon SageMaker
10 7 (1.62%) Heroku
11 6 (1.39%) Amazon Kinesis
12 5 (1.16%) Amazon ECS
12 5 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.93%) Amazon EMR
13 4 (0.93%) Azure Data Factory
14 3 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (0.70%) VPN
3 2 (0.46%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
4 1 (0.23%) FIX Connectivity
4 1 (0.23%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.23%) SSL
4 1 (0.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (21.35%) Big Data
2 87 (20.19%) Hadoop
3 63 (14.62%) NoSQL
4 52 (12.06%) PostgreSQL
5 28 (6.50%) Relational Database
6 27 (6.26%) Power BI
7 26 (6.03%) MongoDB
8 25 (5.80%) SQL Server
9 24 (5.57%) Apache Hive
10 22 (5.10%) Amazon Redshift
11 18 (4.18%) Data Warehouse
11 18 (4.18%) Neo4j
12 15 (3.48%) Redis
13 14 (3.25%) RDBMS
14 12 (2.78%) BigQuery
14 12 (2.78%) Data Lake
14 12 (2.78%) Impala
15 11 (2.55%) KDB
15 11 (2.55%) MySQL
16 10 (2.32%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 43 (9.98%) Git (software)
2 33 (7.66%) Jenkins
3 17 (3.94%) JUnit
4 15 (3.48%) webpack
5 12 (2.78%) JIRA
6 9 (2.09%) Maven
7 7 (1.62%) TestNG
8 6 (1.39%) Mercurial
9 5 (1.16%) Cucumber
9 5 (1.16%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.93%) CircleCI
10 4 (0.93%) Mockito
10 4 (0.93%) Subversion
11 3 (0.70%) Bitbucket
12 2 (0.46%) Bitbucket Server
12 2 (0.46%) Hudson
13 1 (0.23%) FishEye
13 1 (0.23%) gulp
13 1 (0.23%) Katalon Studio
13 1 (0.23%) PyCharm
General
1 98 (22.74%) Finance
2 45 (10.44%) Banking
3 41 (9.51%) Front Office
4 31 (7.19%) Marketing
5 29 (6.73%) Investment Banking
6 19 (4.41%) Legal
7 10 (2.32%) Publishing
7 10 (2.32%) Retail
8 7 (1.62%) Advertising
9 6 (1.39%) Law
10 5 (1.16%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.93%) Games
11 4 (0.93%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.70%) Automotive
12 3 (0.70%) Public Sector
12 3 (0.70%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.23%) Electronics
13 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.23%) International Banking
13 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 188 (43.62%) Developer
2 114 (26.45%) Data Scientist
3 64 (14.85%) Java Developer
4 53 (12.30%) Senior Developer
5 46 (10.67%) Python Developer
6 35 (8.12%) Data Engineer
7 28 (6.50%) JavaScript Developer
8 25 (5.80%) React Developer
9 24 (5.57%) Software Engineer
10 22 (5.10%) Python Engineer
11 20 (4.64%) Senior Data Scientist
12 19 (4.41%) Machine Learning Scientist
13 18 (4.18%) Analyst
13 18 (4.18%) Senior Java Developer
14 17 (3.94%) Data Analyst
14 17 (3.94%) Senior Software Engineer
15 15 (3.48%) Investment Banking Java Developer
16 14 (3.25%) Digital Developer
17 13 (3.02%) Senior Python Developer
18 12 (2.78%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (14.62%) Natural Language Processing
2 60 (13.92%) REST
3 46 (10.67%) Kafka
4 39 (9.05%) Pandas
5 38 (8.82%) NumPy
5 38 (8.82%) React
6 36 (8.35%) Node.js
6 36 (8.35%) SciPy
7 32 (7.42%) scikit-learn
8 29 (6.73%) Spring
9 26 (6.03%) Redux
10 24 (5.57%) CSS
10 24 (5.57%) Spring Boot
11 23 (5.34%) TensorFlow
12 22 (5.10%) D3.js
12 22 (5.10%) RESTful
12 22 (5.10%) Web Services
13 21 (4.87%) HTML
14 18 (4.18%) HTML5
15 17 (3.94%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 134 (31.09%) Data Structures
2 101 (23.43%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (9.98%) User Experience
4 28 (6.50%) Self-Motivation
5 21 (4.87%) Fixed Income
6 19 (4.41%) Derivative
6 19 (4.41%) Equities
6 19 (4.41%) Greenfield Project
7 17 (3.94%) Hedge funds
8 16 (3.71%) Clustering
9 10 (2.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 10 (2.32%) Linux Command Line
10 9 (2.09%) Mobile App
10 9 (2.09%) Video on Demand
10 9 (2.09%) Video\Live Streaming
11 8 (1.86%) NHS
12 6 (1.39%) Cloud Native
12 6 (1.39%) Linked Data
13 4 (0.93%) Blog
13 4 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 50 (11.60%) Linux
2 23 (5.34%) Unix
3 6 (1.39%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.16%) Android
4 5 (1.16%) Windows
5 2 (0.46%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.23%) CentOS
6 1 (0.23%) CoreOS
6 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (48.26%) Data Science
2 173 (40.14%) Machine Learning
3 143 (33.18%) Agile Software Development
4 134 (31.09%) Computer Science
5 116 (26.91%) Analytics
6 100 (23.20%) TDD
7 95 (22.04%) Artificial Intelligence
8 92 (21.35%) Problem-Solving
9 90 (20.88%) Software Engineering
10 84 (19.49%) OO
11 75 (17.40%) Mathematics
12 67 (15.55%) Microservices
13 60 (13.92%) Visualisation
14 59 (13.69%) Statistics
15 54 (12.53%) BDD
16 52 (12.06%) DevOps
17 48 (11.14%) ETL
18 44 (10.21%) Test Automation
19 43 (9.98%) Deep Learning
20 42 (9.74%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 234 (54.29%) Python
2 158 (36.66%) Java
3 129 (29.93%) SQL
4 76 (17.63%) JavaScript
5 58 (13.46%) R
6 48 (11.14%) C++
7 45 (10.44%) Scala
8 33 (7.66%) Java 8
9 26 (6.03%) C#
10 23 (5.34%) C
11 21 (4.87%) TypeScript
12 14 (3.25%) MATLAB
13 9 (2.09%) ES6
14 7 (1.62%) Ruby
15 6 (1.39%) Apple Swift
16 5 (1.16%) Go
16 5 (1.16%) T-SQL
17 4 (0.93%) Kotlin
17 4 (0.93%) PL/SQL
18 3 (0.70%) HiveQL
Qualifications
1 79 (18.33%) Degree
2 64 (14.85%) PhD
3 24 (5.57%) Computer Science Degree
4 17 (3.94%) Security Cleared
5 14 (3.25%) Master's Degree
5 14 (3.25%) SC Cleared
6 11 (2.55%) Numerate Degree
7 4 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.46%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.48%) Data Quality
2 11 (2.55%) QA
3 2 (0.46%) ISO 13485
3 2 (0.46%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.23%) EMIR
4 1 (0.23%) MiFID
System Software
1 69 (16.01%) Docker
2 10 (2.32%) HDFS
3 2 (0.46%) Firmware
4 1 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.23%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 35 (8.12%) Kubernetes
2 18 (4.18%) Terraform
3 10 (2.32%) Hadoop YARN
4 6 (1.39%) Ansible
5 4 (0.93%) Puppet
6 3 (0.70%) Kubeflow
7 2 (0.46%) Kibana
7 2 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.46%) Salt
8 1 (0.23%) Oozie
8 1 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 31 (7.19%) Google
2 28 (6.50%) Tableau
3 25 (5.80%) Oracle
4 15 (3.48%) Microsoft
5 9 (2.09%) Bloomberg
6 7 (1.62%) Databricks
7 6 (1.39%) Cloudera
8 4 (0.93%) Alteryx
8 4 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (0.93%) Teradata
9 3 (0.70%) Ab Initio
9 3 (0.70%) Demandware
9 3 (0.70%) Facebook
9 3 (0.70%) Hortonworks
9 3 (0.70%) MapR
10 2 (0.46%) VMware
11 1 (0.23%) MicroStrategy
11 1 (0.23%) NetIQ
11 1 (0.23%) SAP
11 1 (0.23%) Sybase