Period
to 29 July 2021

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 29 July 2021 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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 191 216 211
Rank change year-on-year +25 -5 -25
Contract jobs citing Algorithms 456 186 524
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.52% 1.17% 1.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.53% 3.34% 4.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 112 381
10th Percentile £446 £401 £413
25th Percentile £522 £486 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £625 £605 £575
Median % change year-on-year +3.35% +5.17% +4.55%
75th Percentile £738 £703 £638
90th Percentile £781 £750 £700
England median daily rate £600 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +9.09% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 7
10th Percentile " £37.75 £43.16
25th Percentile £46.50 £39.75 £43.75
Median hourly rate £48.00 £48.25 £49.13
Median % change year-on-year -0.52% -1.79% +9.18%
75th Percentile £49.50 £58.44 £51.25
90th Percentile " £78.13 £52.25
England median hourly rate £45.25 £47.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -3.72% +4.44% +87.50%

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 10,076 5,576 12,975
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 33.52% 35.13% 32.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,109 4,107 9,268
10th Percentile £360 £325 £325
25th Percentile £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £540 £525
Median % change year-on-year +1.85% +2.86% +1.94%
75th Percentile £675 £650 £625
90th Percentile £750 £750 £700
England median daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 88 187
10th Percentile £14.34 £13.85 £12.76
25th Percentile £20.00 £24.01 £16.16
Median hourly rate £32.00 £38.50 £22.93
Median % change year-on-year -16.88% +67.90% -4.46%
75th Percentile £45.00 £47.77 £46.92
90th Percentile £58.25 £54.43 £52.70
England median hourly rate £24.18 £26.44 £20.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% +28.98% -12.77%

Algorithms
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Algorithms in London

Algorithms
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Algorithms in London.

Daily rate trend for Algorithms in London

Algorithms
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Algorithms in London over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Algorithms in London

Algorithms
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Algorithms in London.

Hourly rate trend 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 29 July 2021. 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 +6 66 £625 +12.92% 70
West London 0 11 £629 +22.68% 22
South London +20 1 - - 2
East London +3 1 - - 17
North London - 1 - - 2
Algorithms
England

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, 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.

1 204 (44.74%) Python
2 185 (40.57%) Data Structures
3 169 (37.06%) Agile Software Development
4 168 (36.84%) Java
5 155 (33.99%) SQL
5 155 (33.99%) Finance
6 139 (30.48%) Machine Learning
7 133 (29.17%) Linux
8 129 (28.29%) Data Science
9 126 (27.63%) Analytical Skills
10 124 (27.19%) AWS
11 115 (25.22%) Problem-Solving
12 109 (23.90%) Social Skills
13 108 (23.68%) Azure
14 104 (22.81%) Analytics
15 95 (20.83%) Software Engineering
16 92 (20.18%) Computer Science
17 87 (19.08%) Degree
18 83 (18.20%) Test Automation
19 82 (17.98%) Mathematics
20 81 (17.76%) Scala
21 76 (16.67%) Multithreading
21 76 (16.67%) Banking
22 73 (16.01%) Scrum
23 71 (15.57%) C++
24 70 (15.35%) Front Office
25 68 (14.91%) Java 8
26 65 (14.25%) R
27 64 (14.04%) DevOps
28 63 (13.82%) API Design

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 57 (12.50%) Apache Spark
2 18 (3.95%) Jupyter
3 12 (2.63%) Apache Airflow
4 11 (2.41%) Apache
5 7 (1.54%) SAS
6 6 (1.32%) Oracle Workflow
7 5 (1.10%) nginx
7 5 (1.10%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.88%) Confluence
8 4 (0.88%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.66%) IIS
9 3 (0.66%) JBoss
9 3 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.22%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.22%) CMS
10 1 (0.22%) GemFire
10 1 (0.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 19 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.22%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (0.22%) SAP R/3
1 1 (0.22%) Towers Watson Igloo
1 1 (0.22%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 124 (27.19%) AWS
2 108 (23.68%) Azure
3 29 (6.36%) GCP
4 28 (6.14%) GitHub
5 26 (5.70%) Serverless
6 19 (4.17%) AWS CloudFormation
7 16 (3.51%) Azure Data Factory
8 15 (3.29%) Heroku
9 13 (2.85%) Azure Functions
10 12 (2.63%) OpenShift
11 10 (2.19%) Azure Machine Learning
12 9 (1.97%) AWS Lambda
12 9 (1.97%) Power Platform
13 7 (1.54%) SaaS
14 5 (1.10%) Amazon Kinesis
14 5 (1.10%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 4 (0.88%) Amazon S3
15 4 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
15 4 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
15 4 (0.88%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 30 (6.58%) SSL
2 29 (6.36%) TCP/IP
3 7 (1.54%) HTTP
4 6 (1.32%) FIX Connectivity
4 6 (1.32%) Internet
5 5 (1.10%) DNS
5 5 (1.10%) Firewall
5 5 (1.10%) VPN
5 5 (1.10%) WAN
5 5 (1.10%) Wireless
6 4 (0.88%) DHCP
6 4 (0.88%) IPv4
6 4 (0.88%) IPv6
6 4 (0.88%) Kerberos
6 4 (0.88%) Z-Wave
7 3 (0.66%) MQTT
7 3 (0.66%) SSH
7 3 (0.66%) VLAN
7 3 (0.66%) VXLAN
7 3 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (10.53%) NoSQL
2 44 (9.65%) Big Data
3 36 (7.89%) Data Warehouse
3 36 (7.89%) SQL Server
4 35 (7.68%) Redis
5 31 (6.80%) Hazelcast
6 25 (5.48%) MongoDB
7 20 (4.39%) Hadoop
8 17 (3.73%) QlikView
9 16 (3.51%) Data Lake
10 13 (2.85%) Data Mining
11 12 (2.63%) Apache Hive
12 10 (2.19%) KDB
13 9 (1.97%) Power BI
13 9 (1.97%) Relational Database
14 8 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
14 8 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 8 (1.75%) Tableau
15 7 (1.54%) Impala
16 6 (1.32%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 47 (10.31%) Git (software)
2 35 (7.68%) Jenkins
3 29 (6.36%) JIRA
4 28 (6.14%) JUnit
5 20 (4.39%) webpack
6 19 (4.17%) Maven
7 13 (2.85%) Mockito
8 12 (2.63%) git-flow
9 10 (2.19%) IntelliJ
9 10 (2.19%) TeamCity
10 9 (1.97%) TestNG
11 8 (1.75%) EasyMock
11 8 (1.75%) Jasmine
11 8 (1.75%) MLflow
12 7 (1.54%) Eclipse
13 6 (1.32%) Karma Test Runner
13 6 (1.32%) NUnit
14 5 (1.10%) Gradle
14 5 (1.10%) Moq
14 5 (1.10%) Toad
General
1 155 (33.99%) Finance
2 126 (27.63%) Analytical Skills
3 109 (23.90%) Social Skills
4 76 (16.67%) Banking
5 70 (15.35%) Front Office
6 45 (9.87%) Investment Banking
7 34 (7.46%) Presentation Skills
8 31 (6.80%) Marketing
9 21 (4.61%) Public Sector
10 18 (3.95%) Retail
11 10 (2.19%) Manufacturing
12 7 (1.54%) Back Office
13 6 (1.32%) Aerospace
13 6 (1.32%) Telecoms
14 5 (1.10%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.88%) Local Government
15 4 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.66%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 2 (0.44%) Influencing Skills
17 2 (0.44%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 240 (52.63%) Developer
2 114 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 77 (16.89%) Data Scientist
4 56 (12.28%) Senior Developer
5 41 (8.99%) Senior Java Developer
6 36 (7.89%) Data Engineer
7 26 (5.70%) Quantitative Developer
8 23 (5.04%) C# Developer
8 23 (5.04%) Scala Developer
9 21 (4.61%) Full Stack Developer
10 19 (4.17%) Front Office Developer
11 17 (3.73%) Python Developer
12 16 (3.51%) C# Quant Developer
12 16 (3.51%) Senior Data Scientist
13 15 (3.29%) Machine Learning Engineer
13 15 (3.29%) React Developer
14 14 (3.07%) C++ Developer
14 14 (3.07%) Python Engineer
15 13 (2.85%) Architect
15 13 (2.85%) Investment Banking Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (12.72%) Spring
2 54 (11.84%) RESTful
3 49 (10.75%) HTML
3 49 (10.75%) Kafka
4 48 (10.53%) Spring Boot
5 38 (8.33%) GraphQL
6 35 (7.68%) React
7 34 (7.46%) .NET
8 31 (6.80%) CSS
8 31 (6.80%) Memcached
9 30 (6.58%) FIX Protocol
10 29 (6.36%) .NET Core
11 28 (6.14%) Node.js
11 28 (6.14%) REST
12 27 (5.92%) NumPy
13 26 (5.70%) AngularJS
13 26 (5.70%) Pandas
14 20 (4.39%) Jest
14 20 (4.39%) Web Services
15 19 (4.17%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 185 (40.57%) Data Structures
2 62 (13.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 56 (12.28%) Fixed Income
4 36 (7.89%) Derivative
5 25 (5.48%) Enterprise Software
6 24 (5.26%) User Experience
7 22 (4.82%) Social Media
8 20 (4.39%) Equities
9 17 (3.73%) Management Information System
10 16 (3.51%) Hedge funds
11 9 (1.97%) Self-Motivation
12 8 (1.75%) Cloud Native
13 7 (1.54%) Tandem
14 6 (1.32%) Public Cloud
15 5 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
16 4 (0.88%) FMCG
16 4 (0.88%) Legacy Applications
16 4 (0.88%) Market Risk
16 4 (0.88%) PKI
16 4 (0.88%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 133 (29.17%) Linux
2 34 (7.46%) Unix
3 10 (2.19%) Windows
4 3 (0.66%) Android
4 3 (0.66%) Apple iOS
4 3 (0.66%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (0.66%) VMS
5 2 (0.44%) CentOS
6 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (37.06%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (30.48%) Machine Learning
3 129 (28.29%) Data Science
4 115 (25.22%) Problem-Solving
5 104 (22.81%) Analytics
6 95 (20.83%) Software Engineering
7 92 (20.18%) Computer Science
8 83 (18.20%) Test Automation
9 82 (17.98%) Mathematics
10 76 (16.67%) Multithreading
11 73 (16.01%) Scrum
12 64 (14.04%) DevOps
13 63 (13.82%) API Design
14 61 (13.38%) TDD
15 60 (13.16%) Artificial Intelligence
16 59 (12.94%) Visualisation
17 56 (12.28%) OO
18 51 (11.18%) Data Analysis
18 51 (11.18%) Microservices
19 49 (10.75%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 204 (44.74%) Python
2 168 (36.84%) Java
3 155 (33.99%) SQL
4 81 (17.76%) Scala
5 71 (15.57%) C++
6 68 (14.91%) Java 8
7 65 (14.25%) R
8 63 (13.82%) JavaScript
9 36 (7.89%) TypeScript
10 34 (7.46%) C#
11 32 (7.02%) PL/SQL
12 31 (6.80%) Haskell
13 25 (5.48%) Go
14 17 (3.73%) ES6
14 17 (3.73%) VBA
15 14 (3.07%) Bash Shell
16 13 (2.85%) Java 11
17 11 (2.41%) C
18 10 (2.19%) Java 9
19 7 (1.54%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 87 (19.08%) Degree
2 22 (4.82%) PhD
3 16 (3.51%) Master's Degree
4 15 (3.29%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (2.85%) Numerate Degree
5 13 (2.85%) SC Cleared
5 13 (2.85%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.66%) CCNA
6 3 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.66%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (0.22%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.22%) CISSP
7 1 (0.22%) ISEB
7 1 (0.22%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.61%) QA
2 18 (3.95%) Accessibility
3 14 (3.07%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.44%) GDPR
4 2 (0.44%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.22%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.22%) MiFID
5 1 (0.22%) PMO
5 1 (0.22%) WCAG
System Software
1 61 (13.38%) Docker
2 3 (0.66%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.66%) iptables
2 3 (0.66%) KVM
2 3 (0.66%) Xen
3 1 (0.22%) Ceph
3 1 (0.22%) IAG
Systems Management
1 61 (13.38%) Kubernetes
2 41 (8.99%) Terraform
3 14 (3.07%) Ansible
4 6 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.32%) Puppet
5 5 (1.10%) Istio
6 4 (0.88%) Kubeflow
7 3 (0.66%) Mesos
7 3 (0.66%) Packer
8 2 (0.44%) linkerd
8 2 (0.44%) Opsgenie
9 1 (0.22%) CASB
Vendors
1 62 (13.60%) Oracle
2 20 (4.39%) Salesforce.com
3 18 (3.95%) Alteryx
3 18 (3.95%) Google
4 16 (3.51%) Databricks
5 10 (2.19%) Microsoft
6 9 (1.97%) ION Trading
7 6 (1.32%) New Relic
8 5 (1.10%) IBM
9 4 (0.88%) Splunk
10 3 (0.66%) Adobe
10 3 (0.66%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.66%) Dynatrace
10 3 (0.66%) PagerDuty
10 3 (0.66%) SAP
10 3 (0.66%) StreamSets
11 2 (0.44%) CA
11 2 (0.44%) Cisco
11 2 (0.44%) Intel
12 1 (0.22%) Informatica