Period
to 15 April 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 15 April 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
15 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 208 213 191
Rank change year-on-year +5 -22 +37
Contract jobs citing Algorithms 271 283 624
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.24% 1.17% 1.47%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.34% 3.31% 4.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 168 421
10th Percentile £403 £410 £409
25th Percentile £505 £487 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £575 £575
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% - -
75th Percentile £675 £701 £663
90th Percentile £766 £750 £750
England median daily rate £563 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +2.27% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 3
10th Percentile " £20.88 £43.25
25th Percentile £26.93 £24.50 £46.25
Median hourly rate £30.10 £37.50 £52.50
Median % change year-on-year -19.73% -28.57% +16.67%
75th Percentile £38.71 £58.44 £55.63
90th Percentile £50.73 £78.13 £56.75
England median hourly rate £39.43 £44.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year -10.90% -1.67% +9.09%

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 8,107 8,554 14,935
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.04% 35.32% 35.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,665 6,132 10,671
10th Percentile £330 £300 £315
25th Percentile £425 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £525
75th Percentile £638 £625 £625
90th Percentile £738 £713 £700
England median daily rate £498 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +4.74% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 145 224
10th Percentile £16.11 £12.44 £12.91
25th Percentile £20.62 £18.00 £18.61
Median hourly rate £28.02 £26.50 £24.50
Median % change year-on-year +5.74% +8.16% +11.36%
75th Percentile £45.38 £46.51 £37.50
90th Percentile £57.63 £52.50 £49.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £20.86
% change year-on-year +13.64% +5.49% -0.69%

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 15 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Algorithms in London over the 6 months to 15 April 2021.

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 15 April 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 +7 28 £600 +14.29% 69
West London +27 12 £624 +14.93% 33
South London +48 2 £581 -13.89%
Algorithms
England

For the 6 months to 15 April 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.

1 120 (44.28%) Python
2 116 (42.80%) Agile Software Development
3 114 (42.07%) Data Structures
4 88 (32.47%) AWS
5 84 (31.00%) Finance
6 82 (30.26%) SQL
6 82 (30.26%) Machine Learning
7 76 (28.04%) Azure
7 76 (28.04%) Analytical Skills
8 75 (27.68%) Java
9 70 (25.83%) C++
9 70 (25.83%) Linux
10 68 (25.09%) Data Science
11 67 (24.72%) Computer Science
12 65 (23.99%) Problem-Solving
13 60 (22.14%) Software Engineering
14 51 (18.82%) Apache Spark
15 46 (16.97%) TDD
16 45 (16.61%) Artificial Intelligence
17 44 (16.24%) Analytics
18 41 (15.13%) C#
19 38 (14.02%) Test Automation
19 38 (14.02%) HTML
19 38 (14.02%) Banking
19 38 (14.02%) Multithreading
20 36 (13.28%) Mathematics
20 36 (13.28%) .NET
20 36 (13.28%) OO
21 35 (12.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
21 35 (12.92%) Big Data

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 51 (18.82%) Apache Spark
2 21 (7.75%) Apache Airflow
3 6 (2.21%) Jupyter
4 5 (1.85%) Apache
5 3 (1.11%) Confluence
6 2 (0.74%) nginx
6 2 (0.74%) SAS
6 2 (0.74%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.37%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.37%) DNN
7 1 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.37%) IIS
7 1 (0.37%) JBoss
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.74%) Simulink
2 2 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.37%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 2 (0.74%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.37%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.37%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 88 (32.47%) AWS
2 76 (28.04%) Azure
3 20 (7.38%) GCP
3 20 (7.38%) GitHub
4 19 (7.01%) AWS CloudFormation
5 14 (5.17%) Heroku
5 14 (5.17%) Serverless
6 10 (3.69%) Amazon Kinesis
7 8 (2.95%) Azure Functions
8 7 (2.58%) Amazon S3
8 7 (2.58%) Azure Data Factory
9 6 (2.21%) Azure Machine Learning
10 5 (1.85%) Amazon EMR
10 5 (1.85%) Amazon SageMaker
11 3 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (1.11%) IaaS
11 3 (1.11%) Logic Apps
11 3 (1.11%) PaaS
11 3 (1.11%) Power Platform
12 2 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.06%) HTTP
2 6 (2.21%) SSL
3 4 (1.48%) Internet
3 4 (1.48%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.11%) Wireless
5 2 (0.74%) Broadband
5 2 (0.74%) SSH
6 1 (0.37%) 3GPP
6 1 (0.37%) 4G
6 1 (0.37%) 5G
6 1 (0.37%) DMZ
6 1 (0.37%) Firewall
6 1 (0.37%) Intranet
6 1 (0.37%) LTE
6 1 (0.37%) MIMO
6 1 (0.37%) Network Security
6 1 (0.37%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.37%) VPN
6 1 (0.37%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (12.92%) Big Data
2 29 (10.70%) NoSQL
3 24 (8.86%) Data Warehouse
4 22 (8.12%) Data Lake
5 15 (5.54%) SQL Server
6 14 (5.17%) Hadoop
7 11 (4.06%) Data Mining
7 11 (4.06%) Parquet
7 11 (4.06%) Snowflake Schema
8 9 (3.32%) Redis
9 8 (2.95%) Hazelcast
9 8 (2.95%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (2.58%) Amazon Athena
11 5 (1.85%) Apache Hive
12 4 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (1.48%) Blockchain
12 4 (1.48%) KDB
12 4 (1.48%) MongoDB
12 4 (1.48%) Relational Database
13 3 (1.11%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 30 (11.07%) Git (software)
2 25 (9.23%) JIRA
3 17 (6.27%) webpack
4 16 (5.90%) Jenkins
5 12 (4.43%) git-flow
5 12 (4.43%) JUnit
6 11 (4.06%) Maven
7 8 (2.95%) TeamCity
8 7 (2.58%) MLflow
9 6 (2.21%) GitLab
9 6 (2.21%) IntelliJ
10 5 (1.85%) Bitbucket
10 5 (1.85%) Gradle
10 5 (1.85%) Jasmine
10 5 (1.85%) Karma Test Runner
10 5 (1.85%) Mockito
10 5 (1.85%) NUnit
10 5 (1.85%) Subversion
11 4 (1.48%) Moq
12 3 (1.11%) Cucumber
General
1 84 (31.00%) Finance
2 38 (14.02%) Banking
3 31 (11.44%) Front Office
4 21 (7.75%) Investment Banking
5 17 (6.27%) Retail
6 12 (4.43%) Marketing
7 10 (3.69%) Public Sector
8 7 (2.58%) Games
9 6 (2.21%) Telecoms
10 5 (1.85%) Manufacturing
11 4 (1.48%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (1.48%) Private Banking
12 3 (1.11%) Financial Institution
12 3 (1.11%) Local Government
13 2 (0.74%) Electronics
13 2 (0.74%) Legal
14 1 (0.37%) Back Office
14 1 (0.37%) German Language
14 1 (0.37%) Law
14 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 146 (53.87%) Developer
2 45 (16.61%) Java Developer
3 39 (14.39%) Data Scientist
4 28 (10.33%) C# Developer
5 25 (9.23%) Quantitative Developer
5 25 (9.23%) Senior Developer
6 20 (7.38%) C++ Developer
7 19 (7.01%) Data Engineer
8 18 (6.64%) C# Quant Developer
8 18 (6.64%) Python Developer
8 18 (6.64%) Python Engineer
9 16 (5.90%) Full Stack Developer
10 15 (5.54%) React Developer
11 14 (5.17%) Senior Data Scientist
11 14 (5.17%) Senior Java Developer
12 11 (4.06%) Node.js Developer
13 10 (3.69%) Digital Developer
14 9 (3.32%) Front Office Developer
14 9 (3.32%) Machine Learning Engineer
14 9 (3.32%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (14.02%) HTML
2 36 (13.28%) .NET
3 33 (12.18%) Kafka
4 31 (11.44%) .NET Core
5 27 (9.96%) GraphQL
5 27 (9.96%) Web Services
6 24 (8.86%) React
7 22 (8.12%) RESTful
7 22 (8.12%) Spring
8 21 (7.75%) REST
9 20 (7.38%) CSS
9 20 (7.38%) Node.js
10 19 (7.01%) NumPy
10 19 (7.01%) Pandas
10 19 (7.01%) PyTorch
10 19 (7.01%) TensorFlow
11 18 (6.64%) FIX Protocol
11 18 (6.64%) Natural Language Processing
12 16 (5.90%) Jest
12 16 (5.90%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 114 (42.07%) Data Structures
2 76 (28.04%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (12.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 22 (8.12%) Fixed Income
5 19 (7.01%) Enterprise Software
5 19 (7.01%) User Experience
6 18 (6.64%) Hedge funds
7 15 (5.54%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (3.32%) Derivative
9 7 (2.58%) Equities
10 6 (2.21%) Analytical Mindset
10 6 (2.21%) Cloud Native
11 5 (1.85%) FMCG
11 5 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (1.85%) Social Media
12 4 (1.48%) Bitcoin
12 4 (1.48%) PKI
12 4 (1.48%) Public Cloud
13 3 (1.11%) CUDA
13 3 (1.11%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 70 (25.83%) Linux
2 15 (5.54%) Unix
3 6 (2.21%) Windows
4 5 (1.85%) Android
4 5 (1.85%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.74%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.37%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (42.80%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (30.26%) Machine Learning
3 68 (25.09%) Data Science
4 67 (24.72%) Computer Science
5 65 (23.99%) Problem-Solving
6 60 (22.14%) Software Engineering
7 46 (16.97%) TDD
8 45 (16.61%) Artificial Intelligence
9 44 (16.24%) Analytics
10 38 (14.02%) Multithreading
10 38 (14.02%) Test Automation
11 36 (13.28%) Mathematics
11 36 (13.28%) OO
12 33 (12.18%) DevOps
13 32 (11.81%) Open Source
14 31 (11.44%) OOD
15 30 (11.07%) Low Latency
16 28 (10.33%) Scrum
17 27 (9.96%) Electronic Trading
18 25 (9.23%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 120 (44.28%) Python
2 82 (30.26%) SQL
3 75 (27.68%) Java
4 70 (25.83%) C++
5 41 (15.13%) C#
6 33 (12.18%) Scala
7 30 (11.07%) JavaScript
8 24 (8.86%) Java 8
9 23 (8.49%) TypeScript
10 22 (8.12%) R
11 16 (5.90%) ES6
12 15 (5.54%) Go
13 14 (5.17%) C
14 10 (3.69%) Bash Shell
15 9 (3.32%) PL/SQL
16 8 (2.95%) Haskell
17 7 (2.58%) Rust
18 6 (2.21%) Shell Script
19 4 (1.48%) Objective-C
19 4 (1.48%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (9.23%) Degree
2 11 (4.06%) PhD
3 8 (2.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (2.95%) Master's Degree
4 5 (1.85%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.48%) Numerate Degree
5 4 (1.48%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.37%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.37%) CISSP
6 1 (0.37%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.37%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.64%) QA
2 10 (3.69%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.74%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.74%) MiFID
4 1 (0.37%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 28 (10.33%) Docker
2 3 (1.11%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.37%) Ceph
3 1 (0.37%) IAG
Systems Management
1 31 (11.44%) Kubernetes
2 30 (11.07%) Terraform
3 3 (1.11%) Istio
4 2 (0.74%) linkerd
4 2 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.37%) Ansible
5 1 (0.37%) CASB
5 1 (0.37%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.37%) Kubeflow
5 1 (0.37%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (7.75%) Oracle
2 12 (4.43%) Google
3 11 (4.06%) Databricks
4 8 (2.95%) Microsoft
5 5 (1.85%) Sage
6 4 (1.48%) ION Trading
6 4 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.11%) Alteryx
7 3 (1.11%) IBM
7 3 (1.11%) SAP
8 2 (0.74%) CA
8 2 (0.74%) Cisco
8 2 (0.74%) Intel
8 2 (0.74%) Solace
8 2 (0.74%) Teradata
9 1 (0.37%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.37%) Mapbox
9 1 (0.37%) Splunk
9 1 (0.37%) Verint
9 1 (0.37%) Xilinx