Period
to 17 December 2018

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 17 December 2018 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 46 43
Rank change year-on-year -11 -3 -8
Contract jobs citing Degree 2,098 2,364 2,226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.48% 5.01% 5.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 27.69% 29.30% 29.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,348 1,660 1,408
London median daily rate £500 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £271 £288 £260
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 61 54
London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.60 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.60% +32.98% -0.04%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.31 £10.68
90th Percentile £99.63 £57.50 £36.55
England median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £27.16
% change year-on-year +23.08% +19.68% -22.41%

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 7,577 8,068 7,665
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.19% 17.09% 17.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,874 5,376 4,951
London median daily rate £500 £480 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £271
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 174 120
London median hourly rate £23.92 £21.70 £19.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.22% +10.95% -3.42%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.50 £11.36
90th Percentile £54.79 £48.75 £48.84
England median hourly rate £25.12 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +0.48% -1.96% +7.37%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Degree in London

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Degree in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in London

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in London over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in London

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in London

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in London over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Contractor 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 17 December 2018. 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 -5 476 £500 -4.76% 326
West London -11 130 £375 -21.05% 220
East London -33 54 £525 +16.67% 82
South London -2 51 £485 -3.00% 35
North London -5 4 £295 +28.26% 22
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, 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.

1 835 (39.80%) Computer Science
2 739 (35.22%) Agile Software Development
3 688 (32.79%) Finance
4 475 (22.64%) Computer Science Degree
5 442 (21.07%) SQL
6 399 (19.02%) Analytical Skills
7 379 (18.06%) Java
8 347 (16.54%) Microsoft
9 341 (16.25%) Python
10 308 (14.68%) Problem-Solving
11 297 (14.16%) JavaScript
12 295 (14.06%) Analytics
13 291 (13.87%) Mathematics
14 257 (12.25%) HTML
15 251 (11.96%) Project Management
16 241 (11.49%) Banking
17 239 (11.39%) DevOps
18 237 (11.30%) C#
19 230 (10.96%) Amazon AWS
20 229 (10.92%) TDD
21 222 (10.58%) CSS
22 220 (10.49%) Microsoft Excel
23 211 (10.06%) Microsoft Azure
24 208 (9.91%) Master's Degree
25 191 (9.10%) Windows
26 188 (8.96%) SQL Server
26 188 (8.96%) Scrum
27 184 (8.77%) User Experience
28 182 (8.67%) Git (software)
29 174 (8.29%) Software Engineering

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 87 (4.15%) Apache Spark
1 87 (4.15%) SharePoint
2 69 (3.29%) SAS
3 51 (2.43%) Confluence
4 45 (2.14%) CMS
5 35 (1.67%) Apache
6 25 (1.19%) Skype for Business
7 24 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
8 23 (1.10%) MS Exchange
9 22 (1.05%) WebSphere
10 18 (0.86%) IIS
10 18 (0.86%) Tomcat
11 17 (0.81%) Ethereum
11 17 (0.81%) Hyperledger
12 14 (0.67%) nginx
13 13 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
14 12 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 12 (0.57%) Jetty
14 12 (0.57%) Mongrel
15 11 (0.52%) Drupal
Applications
1 220 (10.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 124 (5.91%) Microsoft Office
3 73 (3.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 38 (1.81%) MS Visio
5 32 (1.53%) Microsoft Project
6 26 (1.24%) Spreadsheet
7 24 (1.14%) Photoshop
8 20 (0.95%) Adobe Illustrator
8 20 (0.95%) Chatbot
9 13 (0.62%) InVision
10 10 (0.48%) SPSS
11 9 (0.43%) InfoPath
12 8 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 7 (0.33%) InDesign
14 5 (0.24%) Adobe After Effects
15 4 (0.19%) Stata
16 2 (0.095%) Acrobat
16 2 (0.095%) Camtasia
16 2 (0.095%) Fireworks
16 2 (0.095%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 15 (0.71%) Distributed Ledger
1 15 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 14 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.62%) R3 Corda
4 9 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 7 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (0.29%) Endur
7 6 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
7 6 (0.29%) Workday HCM
8 4 (0.19%) Actimize
8 4 (0.19%) Bloomberg AIM
8 4 (0.19%) CA PPM
8 4 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.19%) NetSuite
8 4 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.19%) SAP GRC
8 4 (0.19%) SAP HR
8 4 (0.19%) thinkFolio
9 3 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 230 (10.96%) Amazon AWS
2 211 (10.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 77 (3.67%) Office 365
4 54 (2.57%) Google Cloud Platform
5 36 (1.72%) PaaS
6 35 (1.67%) GitHub
7 32 (1.53%) SaaS
8 27 (1.29%) Amazon EMR
8 27 (1.29%) IaaS
9 26 (1.24%) OpenShift
10 23 (1.10%) Serverless
11 22 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
11 22 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
12 19 (0.91%) Amazon S3
13 17 (0.81%) G Suite
14 15 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
14 15 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
14 15 (0.71%) Mimecast
15 14 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
16 13 (0.62%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 64 (3.05%) Firewall
2 38 (1.81%) Internet
3 33 (1.57%) LAN
3 33 (1.57%) VPN
4 31 (1.48%) WAN
5 28 (1.33%) HTTP
6 27 (1.29%) DNS
6 27 (1.29%) Network Security
7 21 (1.00%) TCP/IP
8 20 (0.95%) Cisco IOS
9 19 (0.91%) Skype
10 18 (0.86%) OSPF
11 17 (0.81%) DHCP
12 16 (0.76%) SSL
13 15 (0.71%) MPLS
13 15 (0.71%) VoIP
14 14 (0.67%) BGP
15 13 (0.62%) Telepresence
15 13 (0.62%) Wireless
16 10 (0.48%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 188 (8.96%) SQL Server
2 120 (5.72%) Big Data
3 116 (5.53%) Hadoop
4 89 (4.24%) NoSQL
5 80 (3.81%) Relational Database
6 57 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
7 52 (2.48%) MongoDB
8 50 (2.38%) Apache Hive
9 45 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
9 45 (2.14%) Redis
10 39 (1.86%) MySQL
11 38 (1.81%) Apache Cassandra
12 33 (1.57%) Power BI
13 30 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 28 (1.33%) Data Mining
15 26 (1.24%) Blockchain
16 23 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
17 21 (1.00%) Data Lake
18 17 (0.81%) HBase
18 17 (0.81%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 182 (8.67%) Git (software)
2 152 (7.24%) Jenkins
3 129 (6.15%) JIRA
4 70 (3.34%) Maven
5 57 (2.72%) Selenium
6 44 (2.10%) JUnit
7 41 (1.95%) Gradle
8 39 (1.86%) TeamCity
9 31 (1.48%) Cucumber
9 31 (1.48%) Visual Studio Team System
10 28 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
11 26 (1.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 26 (1.24%) Visual Studio
12 23 (1.10%) SoapUI
12 23 (1.10%) Vagrant
13 21 (1.00%) Bitbucket
13 21 (1.00%) Mocha
13 21 (1.00%) SpecFlow
13 21 (1.00%) WebDriver
14 20 (0.95%) Eclipse
General
1 688 (32.79%) Finance
2 241 (11.49%) Banking
3 151 (7.20%) Marketing
4 121 (5.77%) Front Office
5 110 (5.24%) Retail
6 87 (4.15%) Investment Banking
7 82 (3.91%) Telecoms
8 70 (3.34%) Advertising
9 67 (3.19%) Legal
10 55 (2.62%) Financial Institution
11 44 (2.10%) Publishing
12 42 (2.00%) Games
13 32 (1.53%) Law
14 26 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
15 25 (1.19%) Back Office
16 16 (0.76%) Manufacturing
17 15 (0.71%) French Language
17 15 (0.71%) German Language
18 13 (0.62%) Electronics
19 10 (0.48%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 624 (29.74%) Developer
2 340 (16.21%) Analyst
3 149 (7.10%) Java Developer
4 99 (4.72%) Architect
5 97 (4.62%) Business Analyst
6 91 (4.34%) Consultant
6 91 (4.34%) Project Manager
7 89 (4.24%) Senior Developer
8 81 (3.86%) C# Developer
9 69 (3.29%) Data Scientist
10 57 (2.72%) Designer
11 52 (2.48%) Data Analyst
11 52 (2.48%) Full Stack Developer
12 49 (2.34%) .NET Developer
13 47 (2.24%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 44 (2.10%) Data Engineer
14 44 (2.10%) SQL Developer
15 43 (2.05%) Software Engineer
16 41 (1.95%) Senior Analyst
17 40 (1.91%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 257 (12.25%) HTML
2 222 (10.58%) CSS
3 154 (7.34%) .NET
4 148 (7.05%) HTML5
5 141 (6.72%) AngularJS
6 116 (5.53%) Node.js
7 104 (4.96%) REST
7 104 (4.96%) Spring
7 104 (4.96%) Web Services
8 97 (4.62%) React
9 89 (4.24%) CSS3
9 89 (4.24%) RESTful
10 69 (3.29%) Kafka
11 59 (2.81%) XML
12 58 (2.76%) jQuery
13 56 (2.67%) Redux
14 53 (2.53%) Spring Boot
15 51 (2.43%) JSON
15 51 (2.43%) TensorFlow
16 48 (2.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 399 (19.02%) Analytical Skills
2 184 (8.77%) User Experience
3 162 (7.72%) Algorithms
4 125 (5.96%) Management Information System
5 86 (4.10%) Self-Motivation
6 76 (3.62%) Data Structures
7 71 (3.38%) Mobile App
8 57 (2.72%) Fintech
9 52 (2.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 48 (2.29%) Greenfield Project
11 47 (2.24%) Derivative
12 42 (2.00%) Data Centre
13 41 (1.95%) Fixed Income
14 37 (1.76%) Equities
15 33 (1.57%) Virtual Team
16 32 (1.53%) Blog
17 30 (1.43%) Hedge funds
18 26 (1.24%) Cloud Native
19 19 (0.91%) Clustering
20 18 (0.86%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 191 (9.10%) Windows
2 170 (8.10%) Linux
3 67 (3.19%) Android
4 65 (3.10%) Unix
5 51 (2.43%) Apple iOS
6 48 (2.29%) Windows 10
7 44 (2.10%) Windows Server
8 39 (1.86%) Windows 7
9 24 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (0.71%) CentOS
12 12 (0.57%) Debian
12 12 (0.57%) Fedora
12 12 (0.57%) Mac OS
12 12 (0.57%) Ubuntu
13 10 (0.48%) VMS
14 7 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (0.29%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.24%) Windows 8
17 4 (0.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 835 (39.80%) Computer Science
2 739 (35.22%) Agile Software Development
3 308 (14.68%) Problem-Solving
4 295 (14.06%) Analytics
5 291 (13.87%) Mathematics
6 251 (11.96%) Project Management
7 239 (11.39%) DevOps
8 229 (10.92%) TDD
9 188 (8.96%) Scrum
10 174 (8.29%) Software Engineering
11 162 (7.72%) OO
12 159 (7.58%) Data Science
13 156 (7.44%) Stakeholder Management
14 148 (7.05%) Test Automation
15 140 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
16 137 (6.53%) ITIL
17 130 (6.20%) Statistics
18 125 (5.96%) Data Analysis
19 120 (5.72%) SDLC
20 114 (5.43%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 442 (21.07%) SQL
2 379 (18.06%) Java
3 341 (16.25%) Python
4 297 (14.16%) JavaScript
5 237 (11.30%) C#
6 135 (6.43%) C++
7 115 (5.48%) R
8 78 (3.72%) Scala
9 77 (3.67%) TypeScript
10 59 (2.81%) VBA
11 57 (2.72%) PowerShell
12 48 (2.29%) Java 8
12 48 (2.29%) Perl
13 41 (1.95%) Bash Shell
14 34 (1.62%) C
15 33 (1.57%) Ruby
16 32 (1.53%) MATLAB
17 30 (1.43%) Go
17 30 (1.43%) Kotlin
17 30 (1.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 475 (22.64%) Computer Science Degree
2 208 (9.91%) Master's Degree
3 102 (4.86%) Numerate Degree
4 93 (4.43%) PhD
5 80 (3.81%) Security Cleared
6 59 (2.81%) SC Cleared
7 58 (2.76%) CISSP
8 57 (2.72%) ISTQB
9 50 (2.38%) CISM
10 44 (2.10%) CISA
10 44 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
11 42 (2.00%) ISEB
12 37 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
13 35 (1.67%) PMI Certification
14 33 (1.57%) MBA
15 26 (1.24%) PMP
16 25 (1.19%) CCNA
17 22 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
18 17 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 15 (0.71%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (5.15%) QA
2 44 (2.10%) SLA
3 43 (2.05%) PMO
4 33 (1.57%) Data Quality
4 33 (1.57%) GDPR
5 26 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.52%) PCI DSS
7 9 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.33%) MiFID
9 6 (0.29%) HIPAA
10 4 (0.19%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.14%) COBIT
11 3 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.14%) EMIR
11 3 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.095%) Dodd-Frank
12 2 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (0.095%) PMBOK
12 2 (0.095%) PSD2
13 1 (0.048%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 118 (5.62%) Docker
2 86 (4.10%) Active Directory
3 45 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (0.86%) Apache Flume
5 17 (0.81%) Hyper-V
6 14 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (0.57%) VirtualBox
7 12 (0.57%) XenApp
8 11 (0.52%) XenDesktop
9 8 (0.38%) Firmware
10 6 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 4 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.19%) VMware NSX
11 4 (0.19%) VMware Server
11 4 (0.19%) vSphere
11 4 (0.19%) Xen
12 3 (0.14%) DFS Replication
12 3 (0.14%) HDFS
12 3 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 88 (4.19%) Ansible
2 52 (2.48%) Puppet
3 50 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
4 45 (2.14%) Kubernetes
5 37 (1.76%) Terraform
6 24 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
7 21 (1.00%) Salt
8 19 (0.91%) Kibana
9 17 (0.81%) HP ALM
9 17 (0.81%) Nagios
10 15 (0.71%) logstash
10 15 (0.71%) Packer
11 13 (0.62%) CASB
12 12 (0.57%) Graylog
12 12 (0.57%) SCCM
13 7 (0.33%) Docker Swarm
13 7 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
14 6 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
15 5 (0.24%) Graphite
15 5 (0.24%) WSUS
Vendors
1 347 (16.54%) Microsoft
2 122 (5.82%) Oracle
3 102 (4.86%) Google
4 75 (3.57%) Cisco
5 59 (2.81%) VMware
6 58 (2.76%) Tableau
7 57 (2.72%) SAP
8 51 (2.43%) Adobe
9 49 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
10 41 (1.95%) HP
11 37 (1.76%) Apple
12 35 (1.67%) Citrix
13 31 (1.48%) Splunk
14 24 (1.14%) Alteryx
15 22 (1.05%) Bloomberg
15 22 (1.05%) Cloudera
15 22 (1.05%) Red Hat
16 19 (0.91%) Hortonworks
17 17 (0.81%) IBM
17 17 (0.81%) McAfee