Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 208 205 227
Rank change year-on-year -3 +22 -24
Contract jobs citing Algorithms 483 159 442
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.36% 1.15% 1.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.13% 3.14% 3.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 101 356
10th Percentile £461 £338 £413
25th Percentile £554 £425 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £665 £565 £550
Median % change year-on-year +17.70% +2.73% -
75th Percentile £784 £688 £638
90th Percentile £900 £750 £731
England median daily rate £635 £540 £550
% change year-on-year +17.59% -1.82% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 7
10th Percentile £46.66 £36.98 £30.17
25th Percentile £46.91 £37.75 £43.02
Median hourly rate £49.63 £38.50 £47.50
Median % change year-on-year +28.90% -18.95% +331.82%
75th Percentile £53.16 £47.25 £50.63
90th Percentile £53.89 £49.13 £51.25
England median hourly rate £47.50 £46.71 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.69% +9.91% +183.33%

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 11,692 5,063 11,605
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 32.90% 36.71% 31.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,539 3,672 8,288
10th Percentile £363 £315 £313
25th Percentile £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £538 £525
Median % change year-on-year +6.98% +2.38% -
75th Percentile £680 £655 £625
90th Percentile £763 £750 £713
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 59 162
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.35 £12.76
25th Percentile £20.64 £23.75 £15.99
Median hourly rate £32.45 £35.50 £21.53
Median % change year-on-year -8.59% +64.89% +0.14%
75th Percentile £50.27 £43.38 £46.96
90th Percentile £62.45 £49.68 £52.50
England median hourly rate £24.08 £30.85 £20.50
% change year-on-year -21.94% +50.49% +1.43%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -15 71 £650 +8.33% 75
West London -17 7 £576 +27.89% 21
East London - 1 - - 20
North London - 1 - - 3
South London - 1 - - 1
Algorithms
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 221 (45.76%) Python
2 205 (42.44%) Java
3 174 (36.02%) Agile Software Development
4 172 (35.61%) Finance
4 172 (35.61%) Data Structures
5 151 (31.26%) SQL
6 149 (30.85%) Machine Learning
7 142 (29.40%) Data Science
8 132 (27.33%) Social Skills
9 130 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
10 125 (25.88%) Linux
11 116 (24.02%) Banking
12 114 (23.60%) Analytics
13 106 (21.95%) Mathematics
14 104 (21.53%) Multithreading
14 104 (21.53%) Problem-Solving
15 103 (21.33%) Degree
16 97 (20.08%) AWS
17 88 (18.22%) Azure
17 88 (18.22%) Test Automation
18 87 (18.01%) Software Engineering
19 83 (17.18%) Front Office
20 82 (16.98%) Scala
21 79 (16.36%) Computer Science
22 78 (16.15%) Visualisation
22 78 (16.15%) Scrum
23 77 (15.94%) Java 8
24 75 (15.53%) Artificial Intelligence
24 75 (15.53%) JavaScript
25 74 (15.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)

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 61 (12.63%) Apache Spark
2 20 (4.14%) Jupyter
3 17 (3.52%) Oracle Workflow
4 12 (2.48%) Apache
5 11 (2.28%) SAS
6 5 (1.04%) Apache Airflow
6 5 (1.04%) nginx
6 5 (1.04%) OpenStack
6 5 (1.04%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.62%) Confluence
8 2 (0.41%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.41%) CMS
8 2 (0.41%) IIS
8 2 (0.41%) JBoss
8 2 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.21%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.21%) ArcSDE
9 1 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.21%) GemFire
9 1 (0.21%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (3.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (3.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.21%) CPLEX
4 1 (0.21%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (0.21%) SAP R/3
1 1 (0.21%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
1 1 (0.21%) Towers Watson Igloo
1 1 (0.21%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 97 (20.08%) AWS
2 88 (18.22%) Azure
3 29 (6.00%) GitHub
4 27 (5.59%) Serverless
5 24 (4.97%) GCP
6 16 (3.31%) Azure Data Factory
7 13 (2.69%) Power Platform
8 12 (2.48%) Azure Functions
8 12 (2.48%) OpenShift
9 9 (1.86%) AWS CloudFormation
9 9 (1.86%) Azure Machine Learning
9 9 (1.86%) SaaS
10 8 (1.66%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (1.04%) Amazon S3
11 5 (1.04%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 5 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.83%) GitHub Actions
13 3 (0.62%) Azure Pipelines
13 3 (0.62%) Matillion
13 3 (0.62%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.38%) TCP/IP
2 24 (4.97%) SSL
3 17 (3.52%) FIX Connectivity
4 8 (1.66%) Internet
5 6 (1.24%) Firewall
6 5 (1.04%) DNS
6 5 (1.04%) WAN
6 5 (1.04%) Z-Wave
7 4 (0.83%) DHCP
7 4 (0.83%) IPv4
7 4 (0.83%) IPv6
7 4 (0.83%) Kerberos
7 4 (0.83%) VPN
8 3 (0.62%) Bluetooth
8 3 (0.62%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.62%) VLAN
8 3 (0.62%) VXLAN
8 3 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.62%) Wireless
8 3 (0.62%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (9.11%) Big Data
2 41 (8.49%) SQL Server
3 40 (8.28%) NoSQL
4 31 (6.42%) Redis
5 29 (6.00%) MongoDB
6 28 (5.80%) Data Warehouse
7 26 (5.38%) Hazelcast
8 21 (4.35%) QlikView
9 19 (3.93%) Data Mining
10 18 (3.73%) Hadoop
10 18 (3.73%) Tableau
11 14 (2.90%) Apache Hive
12 13 (2.69%) Power BI
13 12 (2.48%) Apache Cassandra
13 12 (2.48%) Relational Database
14 11 (2.28%) Metadata
15 10 (2.07%) KDB
16 8 (1.66%) Azure SQL Database
16 8 (1.66%) Data Lake
16 8 (1.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 71 (14.70%) Git (software)
2 43 (8.90%) Jenkins
3 38 (7.87%) Maven
4 26 (5.38%) JUnit
5 20 (4.14%) JIRA
6 13 (2.69%) webpack
7 12 (2.48%) Mockito
8 11 (2.28%) MLflow
9 9 (1.86%) TeamCity
9 9 (1.86%) TestNG
10 8 (1.66%) EasyMock
10 8 (1.66%) Gradle
11 7 (1.45%) IntelliJ
12 6 (1.24%) GitLab
12 6 (1.24%) gulp
12 6 (1.24%) Jasmine
13 5 (1.04%) Grunt
13 5 (1.04%) IBM UrbanCode
13 5 (1.04%) PhantomJS
13 5 (1.04%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 172 (35.61%) Finance
2 132 (27.33%) Social Skills
3 130 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
4 116 (24.02%) Banking
5 83 (17.18%) Front Office
6 69 (14.29%) Investment Banking
7 44 (9.11%) Presentation Skills
8 32 (6.63%) Marketing
9 22 (4.55%) Public Sector
10 12 (2.48%) Retail
11 11 (2.28%) Back Office
12 10 (2.07%) Financial Institution
13 9 (1.86%) Organisational Skills
14 7 (1.45%) Manufacturing
15 6 (1.24%) Aerospace
15 6 (1.24%) Influencing Skills
16 5 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.83%) Telecoms
18 3 (0.62%) Advertising
18 3 (0.62%) Law
Job Titles
1 236 (48.86%) Developer
2 131 (27.12%) Java Developer
3 82 (16.98%) Data Scientist
4 63 (13.04%) Senior Developer
5 55 (11.39%) Senior Java Developer
6 44 (9.11%) Data Engineer
7 25 (5.18%) Front Office Developer
8 24 (4.97%) Scala Developer
9 22 (4.55%) Core Java Developer
10 20 (4.14%) Electronic Trading Developer
10 20 (4.14%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
11 19 (3.93%) Machine Learning Engineer
11 19 (3.93%) Quantitative Developer
12 16 (3.31%) Architect
12 16 (3.31%) Consultant
13 15 (3.11%) Senior Data Scientist
14 14 (2.90%) Analyst
15 13 (2.69%) Full Stack Developer
15 13 (2.69%) Investment Banking Java Developer
15 13 (2.69%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (12.63%) RESTful
2 54 (11.18%) Spring
3 49 (10.14%) Kafka
4 45 (9.32%) HTML
5 43 (8.90%) Spring Boot
6 32 (6.63%) Pandas
6 32 (6.63%) REST
7 30 (6.21%) FIX Protocol
8 29 (6.00%) React
9 28 (5.80%) CSS
10 26 (5.38%) GraphQL
10 26 (5.38%) Memcached
11 24 (4.97%) AngularJS
12 23 (4.76%) NumPy
13 21 (4.35%) scikit-learn
14 20 (4.14%) D3.js
15 19 (3.93%) TensorFlow
16 16 (3.31%) Node.js
16 16 (3.31%) Shiny
16 16 (3.31%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 172 (35.61%) Data Structures
2 74 (15.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 64 (13.25%) Fixed Income
4 52 (10.77%) Derivative
5 22 (4.55%) Equities
6 21 (4.35%) Social Media
7 16 (3.31%) Management Information System
8 15 (3.11%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (2.90%) User Experience
10 11 (2.28%) Clustering
11 10 (2.07%) Tandem
12 7 (1.45%) Cloud Native
12 7 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
13 6 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
13 6 (1.24%) Legacy Applications
14 5 (1.04%) Hedge funds
15 4 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
15 4 (0.83%) Public Cloud
16 3 (0.62%) Blog
16 3 (0.62%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 125 (25.88%) Linux
2 39 (8.07%) Unix
3 15 (3.11%) Windows
4 4 (0.83%) Android
5 3 (0.62%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.62%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (0.62%) VMS
6 1 (0.21%) CentOS
6 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (36.02%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (30.85%) Machine Learning
3 142 (29.40%) Data Science
4 114 (23.60%) Analytics
5 106 (21.95%) Mathematics
6 104 (21.53%) Multithreading
6 104 (21.53%) Problem-Solving
7 88 (18.22%) Test Automation
8 87 (18.01%) Software Engineering
9 79 (16.36%) Computer Science
10 78 (16.15%) Scrum
10 78 (16.15%) Visualisation
11 75 (15.53%) Artificial Intelligence
12 71 (14.70%) DevOps
13 68 (14.08%) API Design
14 66 (13.66%) OO
15 57 (11.80%) Statistics
16 56 (11.59%) API Development
16 56 (11.59%) Performance Tuning
17 50 (10.35%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 221 (45.76%) Python
2 205 (42.44%) Java
3 151 (31.26%) SQL
4 82 (16.98%) Scala
5 77 (15.94%) Java 8
6 75 (15.53%) JavaScript
7 72 (14.91%) R
8 54 (11.18%) C++
9 29 (6.00%) TypeScript
10 28 (5.80%) PL/SQL
11 26 (5.38%) Haskell
12 21 (4.35%) Go
13 15 (3.11%) VBA
14 13 (2.69%) C#
15 12 (2.48%) Bash Shell
15 12 (2.48%) Java 11
15 12 (2.48%) SPARQL
16 11 (2.28%) ES6
16 11 (2.28%) MATLAB
17 10 (2.07%) C
Qualifications
1 103 (21.33%) Degree
2 22 (4.55%) PhD
3 19 (3.93%) Master's Degree
4 15 (3.11%) Security Cleared
5 14 (2.90%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (2.90%) Numerate Degree
5 14 (2.90%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.83%) AWS Certification
7 3 (0.62%) CCNA
7 3 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.62%) TOGAF Certification
8 2 (0.41%) ISEB
9 1 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.21%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.18%) Data Quality
2 9 (1.86%) Accessibility
2 9 (1.86%) QA
3 2 (0.41%) GDPR
3 2 (0.41%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.41%) PMO
4 1 (0.21%) SLA
4 1 (0.21%) SNOMED CT
4 1 (0.21%) WCAG
System Software
1 65 (13.46%) Docker
2 3 (0.62%) iptables
2 3 (0.62%) KVM
2 3 (0.62%) Xen
3 1 (0.21%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 61 (12.63%) Kubernetes
2 28 (5.80%) Terraform
3 14 (2.90%) Ansible
4 8 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.45%) Kubeflow
5 7 (1.45%) Puppet
6 5 (1.04%) Istio
7 3 (0.62%) Mesos
7 3 (0.62%) Opsgenie
7 3 (0.62%) Packer
8 2 (0.41%) Kibana
9 1 (0.21%) Oozie
Vendors
1 66 (13.66%) Oracle
2 18 (3.73%) ION Trading
2 18 (3.73%) Salesforce.com
3 17 (3.52%) Alteryx
4 16 (3.31%) Microsoft
5 12 (2.48%) Google
6 10 (2.07%) Databricks
7 8 (1.66%) New Relic
8 5 (1.04%) Dynatrace
8 5 (1.04%) Foundry
8 5 (1.04%) IBM
8 5 (1.04%) Palantir
8 5 (1.04%) Splunk
9 4 (0.83%) Adobe
9 4 (0.83%) PagerDuty
10 3 (0.62%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.62%) Twitter
11 2 (0.41%) MuleSoft
11 2 (0.41%) SAP
11 2 (0.41%) StreamSets