Period
to 1 April 2020

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 1 April 2020 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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 213 188 219
Rank change year-on-year -25 +31 +36
Contract jobs citing Algorithms 300 628 580
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.18% 1.48% 1.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.38% 4.20% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 427 456
Median daily rate £588 £575 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.17% - -
10th Percentile £410 £409 £425
90th Percentile £750 £750 £700
England median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 8
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.76% -5.56% +1.12%
10th Percentile £20.88 £20.30 £42.50
90th Percentile £78.13 £56.00 £67.63
England median hourly rate £41.50 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -7.78% +5.88% -5.56%

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 8,873 14,947 16,827
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 34.92% 35.16% 36.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,170 10,511 11,999
Median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £305 £313 £306
90th Percentile £713 £700 £700
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +5.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 238 290
Median hourly rate £29.86 £24.98 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.56% +11.00% -7.82%
10th Percentile £12.47 £13.50 £12.47
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.60 £48.53
Median hourly rate £24.70 £21.00 £21.79
% change year-on-year +17.62% -3.60% +8.93%

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 1 April 2020.

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 1 April 2020.

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 1 April 2020. 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 76 £550 -1.79% 67
East London +20 17 £550 -6.38% 18
West London +39 11 £543 +20.22% 23
South London +27 2 £675 +15.38% 4
Algorithms
England

For the 6 months to 1 April 2020, 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.

1 148 (49.33%) Python
2 118 (39.33%) Machine Learning
3 115 (38.33%) Java
4 113 (37.67%) Agile Software Development
5 108 (36.00%) Computer Science
5 108 (36.00%) Data Science
6 97 (32.33%) Data Structures
7 83 (27.67%) GCP
8 82 (27.33%) Analytical Skills
8 82 (27.33%) AWS
9 77 (25.67%) Finance
10 71 (23.67%) Artificial Intelligence
11 66 (22.00%) Big Data
11 66 (22.00%) Problem-Solving
12 65 (21.67%) SQL
13 64 (21.33%) JavaScript
13 64 (21.33%) OO
13 64 (21.33%) Analytics
14 59 (19.67%) Apache Spark
15 56 (18.67%) Mathematics
16 52 (17.33%) Azure
17 51 (17.00%) Docker
17 51 (17.00%) NoSQL
18 50 (16.67%) User Experience
18 50 (16.67%) Test Automation
18 50 (16.67%) Degree
19 49 (16.33%) Deep Learning
20 48 (16.00%) Software Engineering
21 46 (15.33%) TDD
21 46 (15.33%) Microservices

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 59 (19.67%) Apache Spark
2 11 (3.67%) Oracle Workflow
3 8 (2.67%) Apache Airflow
4 7 (2.33%) Apache
5 6 (2.00%) DNN
6 5 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.67%) Jupyter
7 2 (0.67%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.67%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.67%) SAS
8 1 (0.33%) Camunda
8 1 (0.33%) Confluence
8 1 (0.33%) Drupal
8 1 (0.33%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Simulink
1 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
1 1 (0.33%) SPSS
1 1 (0.33%) Stata
Business Applications
1 5 (1.67%) FINCAD Analytics
2 3 (1.00%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 83 (27.67%) GCP
2 82 (27.33%) AWS
3 52 (17.33%) Azure
4 17 (5.67%) Heroku
5 13 (4.33%) GitHub
6 9 (3.00%) Amazon S3
7 8 (2.67%) Amazon SQS
7 8 (2.67%) AWS Lambda
7 8 (2.67%) Serverless
8 5 (1.67%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (1.67%) AWS Step Functions
9 4 (1.33%) Amazon Kinesis
9 4 (1.33%) Amazon SageMaker
9 4 (1.33%) OpenShift
9 4 (1.33%) Power Platform
10 3 (1.00%) Amazon ECS
10 3 (1.00%) Amazon EKS
10 3 (1.00%) Amazon EMR
10 3 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.67%) HTTP
2 5 (1.67%) Kerberos
3 3 (1.00%) SSL
4 2 (0.67%) Internet
4 2 (0.67%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.33%) Firewall
5 1 (0.33%) WAN
5 1 (0.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (22.00%) Big Data
2 51 (17.00%) NoSQL
3 33 (11.00%) SQL Server
4 27 (9.00%) Hadoop
5 21 (7.00%) MongoDB
6 20 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
7 16 (5.33%) Data Lake
8 15 (5.00%) Redis
9 14 (4.67%) Flink
10 11 (3.67%) MySQL
10 11 (3.67%) Relational Database
11 10 (3.33%) Amazon Redshift
11 10 (3.33%) Data Mining
12 8 (2.67%) BigQuery
13 7 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (2.33%) Apache Hive
14 6 (2.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 5 (1.67%) Amazon Aurora
15 5 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
15 5 (1.67%) Presto
Development Applications
1 29 (9.67%) Jenkins
2 25 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 20 (6.67%) webpack
4 12 (4.00%) JIRA
5 10 (3.33%) CircleCI
6 9 (3.00%) JUnit
6 9 (3.00%) Maven
6 9 (3.00%) Subversion
7 6 (2.00%) TestNG
8 3 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.67%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.67%) GitLab
9 2 (0.67%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.33%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.33%) Grunt
10 1 (0.33%) gulp
10 1 (0.33%) Mockito
10 1 (0.33%) TestCafe
General
1 77 (25.67%) Finance
2 43 (14.33%) Front Office
3 33 (11.00%) Banking
4 19 (6.33%) Investment Banking
5 10 (3.33%) Marketing
6 4 (1.33%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.00%) Law
7 3 (1.00%) Retail
8 2 (0.67%) Advertising
8 2 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.67%) Publishing
9 1 (0.33%) Back Office
9 1 (0.33%) Electronics
9 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.33%) Games
9 1 (0.33%) International Banking
9 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.33%) Military
9 1 (0.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 149 (49.67%) Developer
2 74 (24.67%) Data Scientist
3 54 (18.00%) Java Developer
4 51 (17.00%) Senior Developer
5 30 (10.00%) Digital Developer
6 21 (7.00%) Python Developer
7 20 (6.67%) Data Engineer
7 20 (6.67%) Software Engineer
8 19 (6.33%) React Developer
9 17 (5.67%) Electronic Trading Developer
10 16 (5.33%) C# Developer
10 16 (5.33%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
11 15 (5.00%) Node.js Developer
11 15 (5.00%) Senior Data Scientist
11 15 (5.00%) Senior React Developer
12 12 (4.00%) Front Office Developer
12 12 (4.00%) Machine Learning Scientist
13 11 (3.67%) Senior Java Developer
14 9 (3.00%) Senior Software Engineer
15 8 (2.67%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (15.00%) TensorFlow
2 39 (13.00%) React
3 36 (12.00%) Pandas
4 35 (11.67%) Natural Language Processing
5 33 (11.00%) REST
6 30 (10.00%) SciPy
7 28 (9.33%) Kafka
8 27 (9.00%) Web Services
9 24 (8.00%) D3.js
9 24 (8.00%) Node.js
10 23 (7.67%) CSS
11 22 (7.33%) .NET
12 21 (7.00%) Redux
13 20 (6.67%) AngularJS
13 20 (6.67%) scikit-learn
14 19 (6.33%) Jest
14 19 (6.33%) MLlib
14 19 (6.33%) NumPy
15 17 (5.67%) GraphQL
15 17 (5.67%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 97 (32.33%) Data Structures
2 82 (27.33%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (16.67%) User Experience
4 23 (7.67%) Fixed Income
5 10 (3.33%) Social Media
6 8 (2.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (2.33%) Client/Server
7 7 (2.33%) Derivative
8 5 (1.67%) Hedge funds
8 5 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.33%) Cloud Native
9 4 (1.33%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (1.00%) Equities
10 3 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (1.00%) Robotics
10 3 (1.00%) Video on Demand
10 3 (1.00%) Video\Live Streaming
11 2 (0.67%) Clustering
11 2 (0.67%) CUDA
11 2 (0.67%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 42 (14.00%) Linux
2 12 (4.00%) Unix
3 6 (2.00%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.67%) Android
4 5 (1.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (39.33%) Machine Learning
2 113 (37.67%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (36.00%) Computer Science
3 108 (36.00%) Data Science
4 71 (23.67%) Artificial Intelligence
5 66 (22.00%) Problem-Solving
6 64 (21.33%) Analytics
6 64 (21.33%) OO
7 56 (18.67%) Mathematics
8 50 (16.67%) Test Automation
9 49 (16.33%) Deep Learning
10 48 (16.00%) Software Engineering
11 46 (15.33%) Microservices
11 46 (15.33%) TDD
12 41 (13.67%) OOD
13 36 (12.00%) Statistics
14 35 (11.67%) Visualisation
15 34 (11.33%) Multithreading
16 33 (11.00%) Open Source
17 29 (9.67%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 148 (49.33%) Python
2 115 (38.33%) Java
3 65 (21.67%) SQL
4 64 (21.33%) JavaScript
5 37 (12.33%) C#
6 33 (11.00%) Scala
7 28 (9.33%) C++
8 27 (9.00%) Java 8
9 26 (8.67%) TypeScript
10 22 (7.33%) R
11 18 (6.00%) ES6
12 16 (5.33%) Go
13 12 (4.00%) F#
14 8 (2.67%) C
15 7 (2.33%) MATLAB
15 7 (2.33%) Ruby
16 5 (1.67%) Bash Shell
16 5 (1.67%) Kotlin
17 4 (1.33%) PHP
18 3 (1.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (16.67%) Degree
2 34 (11.33%) PhD
3 18 (6.00%) Master's Degree
4 6 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.67%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (1.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.67%) QA
2 4 (1.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 51 (17.00%) Docker
2 3 (1.00%) HDFS
3 2 (0.67%) Firmware
4 1 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 36 (12.00%) Kubernetes
2 22 (7.33%) Terraform
3 5 (1.67%) Ansible
4 2 (0.67%) Kubeflow
5 1 (0.33%) Control-M
5 1 (0.33%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.33%) Kibana
5 1 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.33%) Puppet
5 1 (0.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 27 (9.00%) Oracle
2 26 (8.67%) Google
3 13 (4.33%) ION Trading
4 6 (2.00%) Databricks
4 6 (2.00%) Tableau
5 5 (1.67%) Bloomberg
5 5 (1.67%) Microsoft
6 3 (1.00%) Facebook
6 3 (1.00%) Netezza
6 3 (1.00%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 3 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.67%) Cloudera
7 2 (0.67%) Cognizant
7 2 (0.67%) Solace
7 2 (0.67%) Sybase
8 1 (0.33%) Cisco
8 1 (0.33%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.33%) Hortonworks
8 1 (0.33%) RapidMiner
8 1 (0.33%) VMware