Period
to

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 29 June 2022 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Academic Degree
England > London
6 months to
29 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 53 53 53
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Degree 1,733 1,361 820
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 4.41% 5.03% 4.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 28.15% 30.35% 23.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,146 818 540
10th Percentile £369 £325 £268
25th Percentile £488 £425 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £564 £550 £496
Median % change year-on-year +2.56% +10.89% -3.22%
75th Percentile £700 £650 £600
90th Percentile £825 £750 £675
England median daily rate £545 £516 £463
% change year-on-year +5.57% +11.62% -2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 51 21
10th Percentile £25.48 £20.66 £21.00
25th Percentile £25.68 £27.03 £24.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £33.68
Median % change year-on-year -6.67% +11.36% -5.14%
75th Percentile £50.75 £50.58 £47.75
90th Percentile £67.50 £59.75 £53.75
England median hourly rate £41.56 £40.25 £33.09
% change year-on-year +3.25% +21.65% -17.28%

Degree is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications 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 academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 6,157 4,484 3,472
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.67% 16.59% 19.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,337 3,017 2,386
10th Percentile £382 £346 £313
25th Percentile £463 £428 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -2.44%
75th Percentile £650 £625 £588
90th Percentile £750 £713 £650
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 69 51
10th Percentile £21.25 £18.79 £18.50
25th Percentile £25.68 £23.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.50 £35.00
Median % change year-on-year +16.44% +4.29% +18.64%
75th Percentile £49.80 £49.59 £47.79
90th Percentile £67.50 £58.95 £51.75
England median hourly rate £42.25 £34.41 £27.50
% change year-on-year +22.80% +25.11% -15.38%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Degree in London

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for Degree in London

Degree
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Degree in London over the 6 months to 29 June 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Degree in London

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Hourly rate trend for Degree in London

Degree
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Degree in London over the 6 months to 29 June 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Degree in London

Degree
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 Degree within the London region over the 6 months to 29 June 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -5 223 £550 - 225
West London +19 62 £525 -2.33% 86
South London -7 16 £638 +21.43% 14
East London -9 10 £425 +21.43% 60
North London -1 3 £200 - 6
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Degree 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 Degree.

1 706 (40.74%) Social Skills
2 662 (38.20%) Agile
3 640 (36.93%) Finance
4 639 (36.87%) Computer Science
5 395 (22.79%) Analytical Skills
6 379 (21.87%) Computer Science Degree
7 318 (18.35%) Azure
8 296 (17.08%) Python
9 294 (16.96%) SQL
10 290 (16.73%) Project Management
11 289 (16.68%) Java
12 277 (15.98%) Microsoft
13 269 (15.52%) Problem-Solving
14 238 (13.73%) Banking
15 212 (12.23%) Mathematics
16 200 (11.54%) Analytics
17 192 (11.08%) DevOps
18 186 (10.73%) Risk Management
19 174 (10.04%) Management Information System
20 173 (9.98%) C#
21 167 (9.64%) Scrum
22 165 (9.52%) JavaScript
23 164 (9.46%) Software Engineering
24 162 (9.35%) Stakeholder Management
25 161 (9.29%) User Experience
26 159 (9.17%) Oracle
26 159 (9.17%) CI/CD
27 151 (8.71%) ITIL
28 149 (8.60%) AWS
29 147 (8.48%) C++

Degree
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 41 (2.37%) SharePoint
2 39 (2.25%) Confluence
3 24 (1.38%) Apache Spark
4 22 (1.27%) SAS
5 20 (1.15%) Oracle Coherence
5 20 (1.15%) WebSphere
6 16 (0.92%) IIS
7 15 (0.87%) CMS
8 10 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 10 (0.58%) Tomcat
9 8 (0.46%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.29%) Apache Airflow
11 4 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (0.23%) Apache
11 4 (0.23%) Ethereum
11 4 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (0.23%) Skype for Business
11 4 (0.23%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.17%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 94 (5.42%) Microsoft Office
2 86 (4.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 47 (2.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 36 (2.08%) MS Visio
5 23 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
6 15 (0.87%) Adobe Illustrator
7 14 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
8 13 (0.75%) Photoshop
9 12 (0.69%) Adobe XD
9 12 (0.69%) Sketch
10 11 (0.63%) SPSS
11 8 (0.46%) InVision
12 7 (0.40%) Chatbot
12 7 (0.40%) Stata
13 5 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 3 (0.17%) Zeplin
15 2 (0.12%) AutoCAD
15 2 (0.12%) Revit
16 1 (0.058%) Adobe After Effects
16 1 (0.058%) Houdini
Business Applications
1 12 (0.69%) HiPortfolio
2 8 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
2 8 (0.46%) SAP S/4HANA
3 7 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
4 6 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.35%) Oracle SCM
5 5 (0.29%) Bloomberg AIM
5 5 (0.29%) MoSes
5 5 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
5 5 (0.29%) SAP BPC
6 4 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.17%) Cognos Planning
7 3 (0.17%) Fidessa
7 3 (0.17%) IBM Planning Analytics
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle FAH
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 3 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
7 3 (0.17%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 318 (18.35%) Azure
2 149 (8.60%) AWS
3 70 (4.04%) Microsoft 365
4 65 (3.75%) GCP
5 52 (3.00%) SaaS
6 41 (2.37%) IaaS
6 41 (2.37%) Serverless
7 40 (2.31%) Azure Active Directory
8 39 (2.25%) Power Platform
9 37 (2.14%) Azure DevOps
10 35 (2.02%) PaaS
11 32 (1.85%) GitHub
12 18 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
13 16 (0.92%) OpenShift
14 15 (0.87%) Azure Data Factory
15 14 (0.81%) Snowflake
16 13 (0.75%) Azure Functions
17 11 (0.63%) NuGet
18 10 (0.58%) Figma
18 10 (0.58%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 72 (4.15%) Firewall
2 42 (2.42%) WAN
3 32 (1.85%) VPN
4 29 (1.67%) Network Security
5 27 (1.56%) Internet
6 25 (1.44%) LAN
7 21 (1.21%) SD-WAN
8 20 (1.15%) DNS
8 20 (1.15%) IPsec
9 18 (1.04%) BGP
10 17 (0.98%) TCP/IP
11 16 (0.92%) SSL
12 15 (0.87%) DHCP
13 14 (0.81%) Wireless
14 12 (0.69%) FTP
15 11 (0.63%) Wireshark
16 10 (0.58%) NGFW
16 10 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
17 9 (0.52%) Broadband
17 9 (0.52%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (4.90%) SQL Server
2 65 (3.75%) PostgreSQL
3 59 (3.40%) Big Data
4 55 (3.17%) Relational Database
5 53 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
6 41 (2.37%) NoSQL
7 38 (2.19%) Power BI
8 34 (1.96%) MongoDB
9 30 (1.73%) Metadata
10 26 (1.50%) Oracle Database
11 23 (1.33%) Tableau
12 20 (1.15%) DB2
12 20 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
13 19 (1.10%) MySQL
13 19 (1.10%) Redis
14 18 (1.04%) Oracle Database 12c
15 17 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
16 16 (0.92%) KDB
17 15 (0.87%) Hazelcast
18 13 (0.75%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 117 (6.75%) JIRA
2 105 (6.06%) Git (software)
3 90 (5.19%) Jenkins
4 50 (2.89%) GitLab
5 45 (2.60%) Bitbucket
6 42 (2.42%) Visual Studio
7 35 (2.02%) Maven
8 33 (1.90%) TeamCity
9 28 (1.62%) IntelliJ
9 28 (1.62%) JUnit
9 28 (1.62%) SonarQube
10 23 (1.33%) Eclipse
10 23 (1.33%) Gradle
11 22 (1.27%) webpack
12 18 (1.04%) Cucumber
13 17 (0.98%) Mockito
14 16 (0.92%) Axure RP
15 14 (0.81%) JBehave
16 13 (0.75%) Concordion
16 13 (0.75%) git-flow
General
1 706 (40.74%) Social Skills
2 640 (36.93%) Finance
3 395 (22.79%) Analytical Skills
4 238 (13.73%) Banking
5 133 (7.67%) Presentation Skills
6 130 (7.50%) Front Office
7 118 (6.81%) Investment Banking
8 107 (6.17%) Marketing
9 88 (5.08%) Retail
10 85 (4.90%) Public Sector
11 82 (4.73%) Legal
12 81 (4.67%) Influencing Skills
13 61 (3.52%) Telecoms
14 33 (1.90%) Publishing
15 31 (1.79%) Advertising
16 28 (1.62%) Back Office
17 27 (1.56%) Financial Institution
17 27 (1.56%) Organisational Skills
18 26 (1.50%) German Language
19 23 (1.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 340 (19.62%) Developer
2 254 (14.66%) Analyst
3 171 (9.87%) Architect
4 126 (7.27%) Java Developer
5 97 (5.60%) Project Manager
6 95 (5.48%) Designer
7 85 (4.90%) Business Analyst
8 70 (4.04%) Consultant
9 65 (3.75%) Data Analyst
10 58 (3.35%) Senior Developer
11 54 (3.12%) Solutions Architect
12 49 (2.83%) UX Designer
13 43 (2.48%) .NET Developer
14 41 (2.37%) Data Engineer
15 38 (2.19%) Senior Designer
15 38 (2.19%) UI Designer
16 37 (2.14%) Senior Java Developer
17 36 (2.08%) C# Developer
17 36 (2.08%) C++ Developer
18 34 (1.96%) Banking Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (6.92%) HTML
2 101 (5.83%) .NET
2 101 (5.83%) CSS
3 95 (5.48%) React
4 64 (3.69%) REST
5 54 (3.12%) AngularJS
6 53 (3.06%) Node.js
7 49 (2.83%) Spring
8 42 (2.42%) RESTful
9 39 (2.25%) HTML5
10 38 (2.19%) JSON
11 36 (2.08%) Kafka
12 34 (1.96%) .NET Framework
13 33 (1.90%) XML
14 32 (1.85%) Middleware
14 32 (1.85%) Redux
15 28 (1.62%) .NET Core
15 28 (1.62%) Express
16 25 (1.44%) ASP.NET
16 25 (1.44%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 174 (10.04%) Management Information System
2 161 (9.29%) User Experience
3 93 (5.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 76 (4.39%) Algorithms
5 62 (3.58%) Data Centre
6 54 (3.12%) Data Structures
7 52 (3.00%) Self-Motivation
8 43 (2.48%) Derivative
9 31 (1.79%) Mobile App
9 31 (1.79%) PMI
10 28 (1.62%) Renewable Energy
11 27 (1.56%) Fixed Income
11 27 (1.56%) Social Media
12 24 (1.38%) Cloud Native
13 23 (1.33%) Virtual Team
14 21 (1.21%) Public Cloud
14 21 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
15 18 (1.04%) FMCG
16 17 (0.98%) Reference Data
17 16 (0.92%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 143 (8.25%) Windows
2 134 (7.73%) Linux
3 53 (3.06%) Unix
4 29 (1.67%) Android
5 23 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (1.27%) Apple iOS
6 22 (1.27%) Windows Server
7 21 (1.21%) Windows 10
8 11 (0.63%) HPUX
9 8 (0.46%) Mac OS
9 8 (0.46%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.29%) Solaris
11 3 (0.17%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.17%) VMS
11 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2016
11 3 (0.17%) zOS
12 2 (0.12%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.058%) AIX
13 1 (0.058%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.058%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 662 (38.20%) Agile
2 639 (36.87%) Computer Science
3 290 (16.73%) Project Management
4 269 (15.52%) Problem-Solving
5 212 (12.23%) Mathematics
6 200 (11.54%) Analytics
7 192 (11.08%) DevOps
8 186 (10.73%) Risk Management
9 167 (9.64%) Scrum
10 164 (9.46%) Software Engineering
11 162 (9.35%) Stakeholder Management
12 159 (9.17%) CI/CD
13 151 (8.71%) ITIL
14 127 (7.33%) Information Security
15 119 (6.87%) SDLC
16 116 (6.69%) Cybersecurity
17 114 (6.58%) Data Science
18 112 (6.46%) Migration
19 110 (6.35%) Business Intelligence
19 110 (6.35%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 296 (17.08%) Python
2 294 (16.96%) SQL
3 289 (16.68%) Java
4 173 (9.98%) C#
5 165 (9.52%) JavaScript
6 147 (8.48%) C++
7 85 (4.90%) PowerShell
8 64 (3.69%) C
9 45 (2.60%) Scala
9 45 (2.60%) TypeScript
10 37 (2.14%) R
11 31 (1.79%) Kotlin
12 26 (1.50%) Go
13 23 (1.33%) PL/SQL
14 22 (1.27%) ES6
14 22 (1.27%) Shell Script
15 18 (1.04%) Bash
15 18 (1.04%) VBA
16 11 (0.63%) MATLAB
16 11 (0.63%) Perl
Qualifications
1 379 (21.87%) Computer Science Degree
2 127 (7.33%) Master's Degree
3 82 (4.73%) Numerate Degree
4 75 (4.33%) CISSP
5 65 (3.75%) PMI Certification
6 53 (3.06%) PMP
7 50 (2.89%) PhD
8 49 (2.83%) Cisco Certification
8 49 (2.83%) Microsoft Certification
9 48 (2.77%) CISM
10 41 (2.37%) Security Cleared
11 40 (2.31%) MCSE
12 36 (2.08%) CISA
13 33 (1.90%) SC Cleared
14 28 (1.62%) CCNA
14 28 (1.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 28 (1.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 27 (1.56%) MCSA
15 27 (1.56%) TOGAF Certification
16 24 (1.38%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (4.33%) QA
2 52 (3.00%) Data Quality
2 52 (3.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 46 (2.65%) NIST
4 45 (2.60%) GDPR
5 27 (1.56%) SLA
6 25 (1.44%) PMO
7 24 (1.38%) Accessibility
8 19 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 17 (0.98%) NIST 800
10 14 (0.81%) PCI DSS
11 13 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 9 (0.52%) ISO 20022
13 8 (0.46%) MiFID
14 6 (0.35%) COBIT
14 6 (0.35%) IFRS
14 6 (0.35%) Solvency II
15 5 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
15 5 (0.29%) EMIR
16 4 (0.23%) Basel III
System Software
1 76 (4.39%) Active Directory
2 69 (3.98%) Docker
3 47 (2.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
4 16 (0.92%) vSphere
5 14 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (0.69%) Firmware
7 5 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (0.29%) XenApp
7 5 (0.29%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (0.23%) VMware NSX
9 3 (0.17%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.17%) Xen
10 1 (0.058%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.058%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.058%) NFS
10 1 (0.058%) RHEV
10 1 (0.058%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 78 (4.50%) Kubernetes
2 72 (4.15%) Terraform
3 53 (3.06%) Ansible
4 26 (1.50%) SCCM
5 18 (1.04%) ITRS Geneos
6 16 (0.92%) Single Sign-On
7 15 (0.87%) CSIRT
8 14 (0.81%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 9 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (0.52%) Puppet
10 6 (0.35%) CloudForms
10 6 (0.35%) Oracle Identity Management
10 6 (0.35%) vRealize
11 5 (0.29%) Grafana
11 5 (0.29%) HP Fortify
11 5 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
12 4 (0.23%) Nexpose
12 4 (0.23%) Prometheus
12 4 (0.23%) Salt
13 3 (0.17%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 277 (15.98%) Microsoft
2 159 (9.17%) Oracle
3 67 (3.87%) Cisco
4 55 (3.17%) ServiceNow
5 54 (3.12%) SAP
6 52 (3.00%) Google
7 51 (2.94%) VMware
8 46 (2.65%) Adobe
9 43 (2.48%) IBM
10 33 (1.90%) Red Hat
11 32 (1.85%) Databricks
12 31 (1.79%) Citrix
13 28 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
14 25 (1.44%) Juniper
14 25 (1.44%) Splunk
15 19 (1.10%) HP
16 18 (1.04%) Bloomberg
17 17 (0.98%) Palo Alto
18 15 (0.87%) NetApp
19 12 (0.69%) Atlassian