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 3 months to 29 March 2017 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.

Degree
England / London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 40 32
Rank change year-on-year +6 -8  
Contract jobs citing Degree 1072 1120 1198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.48% 4.99% 5.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 31.85% 28.83% 33.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 715 778 751
Median daily rate £450 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +2.30% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 30 20
Median hourly rate £29.17 £23.06 £21.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.52% +8.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.58 £10.23 £15.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.10 £36.19 £29.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £31.85
% change year-on-year -31.25% +25.58%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in London.

Academic & Professional Certification
London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3366 3885 3584
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 17.21% 17.31% 16.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2287 2743 2345
Median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 52 87
Median hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +128.57% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.63 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Degree as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London 0 146 £440 -2.22% 172
Canary Wharf +2 12 £450 +24.13%
Docklands, London +1 7 - -
Feltham +1 6 £425 -33.92% 3
Harrow +7 4 £438 +4.16%
West End of London +3 4 £200 -25.92% 27
Hammersmith -1 4 £530 +324.00%
Osterley 0 3 £480 -
Bromley +6 2 £369 +195.00%
Croydon +5 2 £600 +38.56% 3
Westminster +2 2 £429 -14.25%
Greenford 0 2 - -
Wimbledon - 2 £625 -
Uxbridge +5 1 - - 2
Hayes +3 1 - -
Brentford -3 1 - - 1
Hendon - 1 £250 -
Hackney - 1 £375 -
Heathrow - 1 - -
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Degree.

1 701 (34.48%) Finance
2 629 (30.94%) Computer Science
3 627 (30.84%) Agile Software Development
4 442 (21.74%) SQL
5 409 (20.12%) Analytical Skills
6 382 (18.79%) Banking
7 376 (18.49%) Java
8 298 (14.66%) Analytics
9 271 (13.33%) Project Management
10 268 (13.18%) Microsoft
11 260 (12.79%) JavaScript
12 251 (12.35%) Scrum
13 240 (11.81%) Linux
14 238 (11.71%) Python
14 238 (11.71%) Mathematics
15 233 (11.46%) HTML
16 214 (10.53%) MS Excel
17 203 (9.99%) SQL Server
18 199 (9.79%) Oracle
19 193 (9.49%) Business Intelligence
20 188 (9.25%) CSS
21 185 (9.10%) Windows
22 179 (8.80%) Stakeholder Management
23 170 (8.36%) C#
24 166 (8.17%) ITIL
24 166 (8.17%) User Experience
25 165 (8.12%) Git (software)
26 157 (7.72%) Big Data
26 157 (7.72%) MS Office
26 157 (7.72%) Marketing

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 77 (3.79%) Apache Spark
2 59 (2.90%) Confluence
3 56 (2.75%) SharePoint
4 53 (2.61%) SAS
5 38 (1.87%) Apache
5 38 (1.87%) Apache Pig
6 37 (1.82%) Tomcat
7 33 (1.62%) JBoss
8 28 (1.38%) CMS
9 27 (1.33%) WebLogic
9 27 (1.33%) WebSphere
10 21 (1.03%) Skype for Business
11 20 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
12 18 (0.89%) IIS
12 18 (0.89%) OpenStack
13 17 (0.84%) MS Exchange
14 16 (0.79%) Oracle Coherence
15 14 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
16 12 (0.59%) GlassFish
17 11 (0.54%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 214 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 157 (7.72%) MS Office
3 74 (3.64%) MS Visio
4 69 (3.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 40 (1.97%) MS Project
6 35 (1.72%) Photoshop
7 24 (1.18%) Adobe Illustrator
8 20 (0.98%) SPSS
9 15 (0.74%) OmniGraffle
10 13 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
11 9 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 5 (0.25%) InDesign
13 4 (0.20%) Adobe After Effects
13 4 (0.20%) Fireworks
13 4 (0.20%) InVision
14 3 (0.15%) Stata
15 2 (0.098%) CINEMA 4D
15 2 (0.098%) EViews
15 2 (0.098%) InfoPath
15 2 (0.098%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 16 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
1 16 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.64%) Eloqua
2 13 (0.64%) ION MarketView
3 9 (0.44%) NetSuite
3 9 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.39%) FastStats
5 6 (0.30%) CA PPM
5 6 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (0.25%) Dynamics GP
6 5 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
6 5 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.15%) Documaker
8 3 (0.15%) Dynamics SL
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
8 3 (0.15%) Sprinklr
8 3 (0.15%) Temenos T24
9 2 (0.098%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 85 (4.18%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (2.26%) Office 365
4 44 (2.16%) GitHub
5 40 (1.97%) SaaS
6 24 (1.18%) PaaS
7 23 (1.13%) IaaS
8 19 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
9 16 (0.79%) Heroku
10 15 (0.74%) Google Analytics
11 11 (0.54%) Adobe Analytics
12 7 (0.34%) Force.com
12 7 (0.34%) Mimecast
12 7 (0.34%) OneDrive
13 6 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 6 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (0.30%) Yammer
14 5 (0.25%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.25%) BlueKai
Communications & Networking
1 97 (4.77%) Internet
2 66 (3.25%) Firewall
3 31 (1.52%) TCP/IP
4 28 (1.38%) VPN
5 26 (1.28%) HTTP
6 22 (1.08%) DNS
7 21 (1.03%) Wireless
8 20 (0.98%) Network Security
9 19 (0.93%) LAN
9 19 (0.93%) SSL
10 18 (0.89%) Intranet
11 15 (0.74%) Skype
12 13 (0.64%) WAN
12 13 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
13 12 (0.59%) LDAP
14 10 (0.49%) Intrusion Detection
14 10 (0.49%) SAN
15 8 (0.39%) Broadband
15 8 (0.39%) Ethernet
15 8 (0.39%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (9.99%) SQL Server
2 157 (7.72%) Big Data
3 124 (6.10%) Hadoop
4 115 (5.66%) Data Warehouse
5 97 (4.77%) Relational Database
6 87 (4.28%) NoSQL
7 62 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 60 (2.95%) QlikView
9 54 (2.66%) Apache Hive
10 49 (2.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 45 (2.21%) MongoDB
12 39 (1.92%) MySQL
12 39 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 32 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
14 31 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
15 29 (1.43%) Oracle Database
16 28 (1.38%) RDBMS
17 26 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
18 25 (1.23%) HBase
19 24 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 165 (8.12%) Git (software)
2 136 (6.69%) JIRA
3 119 (5.85%) Jenkins
4 77 (3.79%) Maven
5 51 (2.51%) TeamCity
6 43 (2.12%) Selenium
7 41 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
8 40 (1.97%) JUnit
9 33 (1.62%) Subversion
10 30 (1.48%) Gradle
11 27 (1.33%) Grunt
12 26 (1.28%) webpack
13 25 (1.23%) Visual Studio
14 24 (1.18%) gulp
15 22 (1.08%) Jasmine
16 21 (1.03%) Mockito
17 20 (0.98%) Spock
18 19 (0.93%) Cucumber
18 19 (0.93%) Sonatype Nexus
19 18 (0.89%) Mocha
General
1 701 (34.48%) Finance
2 382 (18.79%) Banking
3 157 (7.72%) Marketing
4 130 (6.39%) Investment Banking
5 107 (5.26%) Front Office
6 105 (5.16%) Retail
7 87 (4.28%) Legal
8 85 (4.18%) Telecoms
9 42 (2.07%) Back Office
10 35 (1.72%) Law
11 33 (1.62%) Corporate Banking
11 33 (1.62%) Games
12 28 (1.38%) Financial Institution
13 27 (1.33%) Advertising
13 27 (1.33%) Publishing
14 25 (1.23%) Retail Banking
15 21 (1.03%) Electronics
16 20 (0.98%) Billing
17 18 (0.89%) French Language
18 17 (0.84%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 557 (27.40%) Developer
2 396 (19.48%) Analyst
3 151 (7.43%) Business Analyst
4 126 (6.20%) Architect
5 112 (5.51%) Java Developer
6 96 (4.72%) Project Manager
7 94 (4.62%) Senior Developer
8 80 (3.94%) Consultant
9 67 (3.30%) Designer
10 62 (3.05%) C# Developer
11 58 (2.85%) Data Analyst
11 58 (2.85%) User Researcher
12 52 (2.56%) Security Analyst
13 51 (2.51%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 49 (2.41%) C++ Developer
15 45 (2.21%) Junior
16 36 (1.77%) Solutions Architect
17 35 (1.72%) SQL Analyst
18 34 (1.67%) DevOps Engineer
19 33 (1.62%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 233 (11.46%) HTML
2 188 (9.25%) CSS
3 137 (6.74%) HTML5
4 123 (6.05%) Web Services
5 122 (6.00%) AngularJS
6 105 (5.16%) Node.js
6 105 (5.16%) REST
7 104 (5.12%) XML
8 102 (5.02%) .NET
9 96 (4.72%) CSS3
9 96 (4.72%) Spring
10 71 (3.49%) SOAP
11 69 (3.39%) JSON
12 64 (3.15%) jQuery
13 57 (2.80%) React
14 54 (2.66%) Hibernate
15 50 (2.46%) Middleware
16 46 (2.26%) RESTful
17 43 (2.12%) J2EE
18 36 (1.77%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 629 (30.94%) Computer Science
2 409 (20.12%) Analytical Skills
3 166 (8.17%) User Experience
4 137 (6.74%) Management Information System
5 131 (6.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 72 (3.54%) Derivative
7 57 (2.80%) Equities
8 51 (2.51%) Fixed Income
9 49 (2.41%) Fintech
10 48 (2.36%) Credit Risk
11 46 (2.26%) Algorithms
12 38 (1.87%) Data Centre
13 37 (1.82%) Mobile App
14 34 (1.67%) PMI
15 32 (1.57%) Market Risk
16 30 (1.48%) Data Structures
16 30 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
17 29 (1.43%) Virtual Team
18 28 (1.38%) Social Media
19 26 (1.28%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 240 (11.81%) Linux
2 185 (9.10%) Windows
3 146 (7.18%) Unix
4 43 (2.12%) Windows Server
5 36 (1.77%) Apple iOS
6 33 (1.62%) Android
7 27 (1.33%) Windows 7
8 23 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 21 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (0.89%) CentOS
10 18 (0.89%) Windows 10
11 12 (0.59%) Mac OS X
12 11 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (0.54%) Solaris
13 9 (0.44%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.30%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.20%) CoreOS
16 3 (0.15%) AIX
17 2 (0.098%) Debian
17 2 (0.098%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 627 (30.84%) Agile Software Development
2 298 (14.66%) Analytics
3 271 (13.33%) Project Management
4 251 (12.35%) Scrum
5 238 (11.71%) Mathematics
6 193 (9.49%) Business Intelligence
7 179 (8.80%) Stakeholder Management
8 166 (8.17%) ITIL
9 153 (7.53%) PRINCE2
10 152 (7.48%) Risk Management
10 152 (7.48%) TDD
11 132 (6.49%) Software Engineering
12 131 (6.44%) DevOps
13 124 (6.10%) Migration
14 121 (5.95%) Data Modelling
15 113 (5.56%) OO
16 107 (5.26%) SDLC
17 106 (5.21%) Open Source
18 102 (5.02%) Statistics
19 101 (4.97%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 442 (21.74%) SQL
2 376 (18.49%) Java
3 260 (12.79%) JavaScript
4 238 (11.71%) Python
5 170 (8.36%) C#
6 148 (7.28%) C++
7 101 (4.97%) R
8 97 (4.77%) Scala
9 84 (4.13%) C
9 84 (4.13%) Shell Script
10 61 (3.00%) VBA
11 51 (2.51%) T-SQL
12 45 (2.21%) PowerShell
13 32 (1.57%) Perl
14 30 (1.48%) Ruby
15 29 (1.43%) Bash Shell
16 26 (1.28%) MATLAB
17 23 (1.13%) PHP
17 23 (1.13%) PL/SQL
18 21 (1.03%) Korn
Qualifications
1 96 (4.72%) Security Cleared
2 73 (3.59%) CISSP
3 64 (3.15%) PMI Certification
3 64 (3.15%) SC Cleared
4 60 (2.95%) PMP
5 43 (2.12%) CISM
6 40 (1.97%) Microsoft Certification
7 37 (1.82%) ISEB
7 37 (1.82%) PhD
8 35 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
9 25 (1.23%) CISA
10 22 (1.08%) DV Cleared
10 22 (1.08%) MBA
11 21 (1.03%) MCSE
12 17 (0.84%) SANS
13 15 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
13 15 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 14 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
14 14 (0.69%) CCNP
15 13 (0.64%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (6.89%) QA
2 62 (3.05%) Data Quality
3 52 (2.56%) PMO
4 35 (1.72%) MiFID
4 35 (1.72%) PCI DSS
5 21 (1.03%) GDPR
6 20 (0.98%) SLA
7 18 (0.89%) FATCA
7 18 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 12 (0.59%) EMIR
9 11 (0.54%) IFRS
9 11 (0.54%) IFRS 9
10 9 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 8 (0.39%) COBIT
11 8 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
12 7 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
12 7 (0.34%) JSP 440
13 6 (0.30%) P3O
14 5 (0.25%) Actionable Recommendations
14 5 (0.25%) EFQM
System Software
1 55 (2.71%) Active Directory
2 39 (1.92%) Docker
3 32 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (1.03%) HDFS
5 13 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (0.59%) VMware ESX
7 11 (0.54%) Hyper-V
8 10 (0.49%) KVM
9 9 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (0.39%) vSphere
10 8 (0.39%) XenDesktop
11 7 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 7 (0.34%) vCloud
12 6 (0.30%) Apache Flume
12 6 (0.30%) NFS
13 5 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (0.25%) XenApp
14 4 (0.20%) iptables
14 4 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
14 4 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 42 (2.07%) Puppet
2 41 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
3 38 (1.87%) Ansible
4 22 (1.08%) SCCM
5 16 (0.79%) Oozie
6 14 (0.69%) Kibana
7 12 (0.59%) logstash
8 10 (0.49%) Nagios
9 9 (0.44%) Graphite
9 9 (0.44%) Hadoop YARN
10 7 (0.34%) Control-M
10 7 (0.34%) Mesos
11 6 (0.30%) HockeyApp
11 6 (0.30%) Kubernetes
11 6 (0.30%) Terraform
12 5 (0.25%) Cacti
12 5 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
12 5 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
12 5 (0.25%) QRadar
12 5 (0.25%) vRealize
Vendors
1 268 (13.18%) Microsoft
2 199 (9.79%) Oracle
3 60 (2.95%) SAP
4 59 (2.90%) Sybase
5 48 (2.36%) Adobe
6 46 (2.26%) VMware
7 45 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
8 44 (2.16%) Tableau
9 36 (1.77%) Red Hat
10 34 (1.67%) Cisco
11 32 (1.57%) Splunk
12 30 (1.48%) Google
13 28 (1.38%) Atlassian
13 28 (1.38%) Solace
14 27 (1.33%) Cloudera
14 27 (1.33%) Informatica
14 27 (1.33%) Teradata
15 25 (1.23%) HP
16 23 (1.13%) Hortonworks
16 23 (1.13%) Netezza
South East London
Client Server
Rate: £450 to £500 p/day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Premier IT
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: Excellent
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £485 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
IBS Consulting
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £460.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Square One Resources
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: Excellent
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Anderson Frank
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day / c.£50-55,000 per Annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
KPRS
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Venn Group
Rate: £350 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £170.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
British Red Cross
Rate: £27000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Highly competitive salary plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £450.00 - £510.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
PCR
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £380 - £420 per day
Posted: 6 days ago