Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 44 44
Rank change year-on-year -9 0 -10
Contract jobs citing Degree 2,082 2,137 2,251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.57% 5.00% 4.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 27.94% 29.52% 28.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,309 1,425 1,512
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £281 £300 £260
90th Percentile £688 £670 £638
England median daily rate £450 £440 £420
% change year-on-year +2.27% +4.76% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 52 52
London median hourly rate £37.50 £23.99 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.32% +19.95% -
10th Percentile £16.25 £13.30 £12.92
90th Percentile £57.50 £47.50 £32.93
England median hourly rate £36.13 £31.25 £28.00
% change year-on-year +15.60% +11.61% -6.67%

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 7,452 7,238 7,894
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.37% 16.94% 17.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,810 4,743 5,388
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £281 £300 £270
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 155 86
London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.54 £19.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +6.81% -9.51%
10th Percentile £14.25 £13.33 £12.56
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £46.65
England median hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year -19.65% +5.67% +15.22%

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 16 August 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 +5 465 £500 +3.09% 353
West London -13 108 £425 +4.87% 195
South London +9 74 £550 +22.22% 35
East London -15 44 £550 +22.56% 77
North London +2 4 £600 +33.33% 14
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 826 (39.67%) Computer Science
2 733 (35.21%) Agile Software Development
3 669 (32.13%) Finance
4 488 (23.44%) Computer Science Degree
5 401 (19.26%) Java
6 393 (18.88%) SQL
7 378 (18.16%) Analytical Skills
8 339 (16.28%) Python
9 295 (14.17%) Analytics
10 294 (14.12%) Problem-Solving
11 293 (14.07%) Microsoft
12 281 (13.50%) JavaScript
13 277 (13.30%) Project Management
14 268 (12.87%) Banking
15 249 (11.96%) Mathematics
16 231 (11.10%) HTML
17 230 (11.05%) TDD
18 224 (10.76%) Amazon AWS
19 205 (9.85%) C#
20 202 (9.70%) Software Engineering
21 201 (9.65%) CSS
22 200 (9.61%) Microsoft Azure
23 195 (9.37%) Linux
23 195 (9.37%) Scrum
24 194 (9.32%) OO
25 187 (8.98%) C++
26 185 (8.89%) DevOps
27 184 (8.84%) Windows
28 182 (8.74%) Master's Degree
29 179 (8.60%) Git (software)

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 63 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 57 (2.74%) Confluence
3 55 (2.64%) Apache Spark
4 49 (2.35%) SAS
5 44 (2.11%) CMS
6 29 (1.39%) Apache
7 26 (1.25%) Ethereum
8 25 (1.20%) Hyperledger
9 24 (1.15%) Skype for Business
10 21 (1.01%) MS Exchange
11 16 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
11 16 (0.77%) IIS
12 12 (0.58%) Tomcat
13 11 (0.53%) OpenStack
13 11 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
14 10 (0.48%) nginx
15 9 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
15 9 (0.43%) WebSphere
15 9 (0.43%) WordPress
16 8 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 147 (7.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 111 (5.33%) Microsoft Office
3 59 (2.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 33 (1.59%) Microsoft Project
4 33 (1.59%) MS Visio
5 28 (1.34%) Photoshop
6 19 (0.91%) Adobe Illustrator
7 17 (0.82%) InVision
8 14 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
9 13 (0.62%) SPSS
10 10 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 9 (0.43%) Chatbot
12 8 (0.38%) InfoPath
13 6 (0.29%) Stata
14 4 (0.19%) InDesign
14 4 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
14 4 (0.19%) Windchill
15 2 (0.096%) Acrobat
15 2 (0.096%) Adobe After Effects
15 2 (0.096%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 18 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 14 (0.67%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 13 (0.62%) Distributed Ledger
3 13 (0.62%) SAP ERP
4 12 (0.58%) R3 Corda
5 7 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (0.29%) SAP HR
7 5 (0.24%) Bloomberg AIM
7 5 (0.24%) HFM
8 4 (0.19%) Actimize
8 4 (0.19%) CA PPM
8 4 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.19%) Eloqua
8 4 (0.19%) ENOVIA
8 4 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
8 4 (0.19%) SAP PLM
8 4 (0.19%) Teamcenter
9 3 (0.14%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 224 (10.76%) Amazon AWS
2 200 (9.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (2.83%) Office 365
4 39 (1.87%) SaaS
5 31 (1.49%) GitHub
6 27 (1.30%) PaaS
7 26 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
8 23 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
9 22 (1.06%) IaaS
10 20 (0.96%) Serverless
11 19 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
11 19 (0.91%) AWS Lambda
12 16 (0.77%) BrowserStack
12 16 (0.77%) Google Analytics
13 15 (0.72%) G Suite
14 12 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
14 12 (0.58%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 10 (0.48%) Amazon S3
15 10 (0.48%) BlazeMeter
15 10 (0.48%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 83 (3.99%) Firewall
2 45 (2.16%) Internet
2 45 (2.16%) TCP/IP
3 40 (1.92%) LAN
4 30 (1.44%) WAN
5 29 (1.39%) DNS
5 29 (1.39%) HTTP
6 27 (1.30%) VPN
7 25 (1.20%) DHCP
7 25 (1.20%) Network Security
8 20 (0.96%) Skype
8 20 (0.96%) SMS
9 19 (0.91%) Intranet
9 19 (0.91%) Wireless
10 14 (0.67%) SMTP
11 13 (0.62%) Cisco ISE
11 13 (0.62%) SSL
12 12 (0.58%) Intrusion Detection
12 12 (0.58%) Unified Communications
13 11 (0.53%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (6.68%) SQL Server
2 81 (3.89%) Big Data
3 76 (3.65%) Relational Database
4 73 (3.51%) NoSQL
5 57 (2.74%) Hadoop
6 49 (2.35%) MySQL
7 41 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
7 41 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
8 35 (1.68%) Blockchain
9 33 (1.59%) MongoDB
10 27 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
11 26 (1.25%) Power BI
12 25 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
12 25 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
13 23 (1.10%) SQL Server 2016
14 22 (1.06%) Redis
15 21 (1.01%) Apache Hive
16 19 (0.91%) HBase
16 19 (0.91%) SAP HANA
17 18 (0.86%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 179 (8.60%) Git (software)
2 118 (5.67%) Jenkins
3 111 (5.33%) JIRA
4 63 (3.03%) Selenium
5 51 (2.45%) Maven
6 44 (2.11%) JUnit
7 41 (1.97%) Cucumber
8 36 (1.73%) TeamCity
9 31 (1.49%) Gradle
9 31 (1.49%) Visual Studio
10 28 (1.34%) SpecFlow
11 24 (1.15%) JMeter
12 23 (1.10%) Subversion
13 21 (1.01%) WebDriver
14 20 (0.96%) webpack
15 19 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
16 18 (0.86%) Mockito
17 16 (0.77%) Grunt
18 15 (0.72%) gulp
18 15 (0.72%) SoapUI
General
1 669 (32.13%) Finance
2 268 (12.87%) Banking
3 156 (7.49%) Front Office
4 143 (6.87%) Marketing
5 109 (5.24%) Retail
6 108 (5.19%) Investment Banking
7 92 (4.42%) Legal
8 68 (3.27%) Telecoms
9 57 (2.74%) Advertising
10 49 (2.35%) Back Office
11 44 (2.11%) Law
12 40 (1.92%) Financial Institution
13 35 (1.68%) Publishing
14 29 (1.39%) Games
15 18 (0.86%) Manufacturing
16 13 (0.62%) Electronics
17 12 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
18 11 (0.53%) French Language
18 11 (0.53%) German Language
18 11 (0.53%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 614 (29.49%) Developer
2 333 (15.99%) Analyst
3 171 (8.21%) Java Developer
4 121 (5.81%) Architect
5 116 (5.57%) Business Analyst
6 95 (4.56%) Project Manager
7 81 (3.89%) Consultant
8 74 (3.55%) Senior Developer
9 70 (3.36%) C# Developer
10 66 (3.17%) Designer
11 53 (2.55%) Python Developer
12 52 (2.50%) Data Analyst
13 42 (2.02%) .NET Developer
14 41 (1.97%) C++ Developer
14 41 (1.97%) JavaScript Developer
15 40 (1.92%) Data Scientist
16 36 (1.73%) Full Stack Developer
17 35 (1.68%) Solutions Architect
18 34 (1.63%) Data Engineer
19 33 (1.59%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 231 (11.10%) HTML
2 201 (9.65%) CSS
3 149 (7.16%) .NET
4 115 (5.52%) Web Services
5 109 (5.24%) HTML5
6 105 (5.04%) AngularJS
7 102 (4.90%) Spring
8 97 (4.66%) RESTful
9 83 (3.99%) REST
10 78 (3.75%) Node.js
11 75 (3.60%) React
12 71 (3.41%) XML
13 57 (2.74%) JSON
14 50 (2.40%) CSS3
15 46 (2.21%) Kafka
16 43 (2.07%) jQuery
17 38 (1.83%) ASP.NET
18 37 (1.78%) Spring Boot
19 35 (1.68%) .NET Framework
19 35 (1.68%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 826 (39.67%) Computer Science
2 378 (18.16%) Analytical Skills
3 167 (8.02%) User Experience
4 136 (6.53%) Algorithms
5 115 (5.52%) Management Information System
6 91 (4.37%) Data Structures
7 85 (4.08%) Mobile App
8 71 (3.41%) Fixed Income
9 66 (3.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 65 (3.12%) Self-Motivation
11 61 (2.93%) Data Centre
12 60 (2.88%) Fintech
12 60 (2.88%) Greenfield Project
13 43 (2.07%) Derivative
14 42 (2.02%) Equities
15 34 (1.63%) Credit Risk
15 34 (1.63%) Virtual Team
16 32 (1.54%) Hedge funds
17 29 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
18 28 (1.34%) Bitcoin
Operating Systems
1 195 (9.37%) Linux
2 184 (8.84%) Windows
3 97 (4.66%) Unix
4 74 (3.55%) Apple iOS
5 66 (3.17%) Android
6 53 (2.55%) Windows Server
7 34 (1.63%) Windows 7
8 31 (1.49%) Windows 10
9 28 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
10 24 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (0.43%) Mac OS
13 8 (0.38%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.24%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.24%) Windows Embedded Compact
15 4 (0.19%) CentOS
16 3 (0.14%) VMS
16 3 (0.14%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.096%) AIX
17 2 (0.096%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 733 (35.21%) Agile Software Development
2 295 (14.17%) Analytics
3 294 (14.12%) Problem-Solving
4 277 (13.30%) Project Management
5 249 (11.96%) Mathematics
6 230 (11.05%) TDD
7 202 (9.70%) Software Engineering
8 195 (9.37%) Scrum
9 194 (9.32%) OO
10 185 (8.89%) DevOps
11 178 (8.55%) ITIL
12 158 (7.59%) Continuous Integration
13 157 (7.54%) SDLC
14 153 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
15 136 (6.53%) Test Automation
16 125 (6.00%) Data Science
17 119 (5.72%) Migration
18 116 (5.57%) Business Analysis
19 111 (5.33%) Multithreading
20 105 (5.04%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 401 (19.26%) Java
2 393 (18.88%) SQL
3 339 (16.28%) Python
4 281 (13.50%) JavaScript
5 205 (9.85%) C#
6 187 (8.98%) C++
7 70 (3.36%) R
8 67 (3.22%) C
9 59 (2.83%) Java 8
10 52 (2.50%) Scala
11 48 (2.31%) Ruby
12 46 (2.21%) Perl
13 41 (1.97%) Apple Swift
14 40 (1.92%) TypeScript
15 39 (1.87%) Bash Shell
16 37 (1.78%) VBA
17 33 (1.59%) PHP
18 32 (1.54%) MATLAB
18 32 (1.54%) PowerShell
19 27 (1.30%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 488 (23.44%) Computer Science Degree
2 182 (8.74%) Master's Degree
3 85 (4.08%) Security Cleared
4 82 (3.94%) CISSP
5 80 (3.84%) Numerate Degree
6 74 (3.55%) SC Cleared
7 54 (2.59%) CISM
8 53 (2.55%) PMI Certification
9 50 (2.40%) PhD
10 47 (2.26%) ISEB
11 43 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
12 38 (1.83%) PMP
13 37 (1.78%) CISA
14 35 (1.68%) MBA
15 33 (1.59%) ISTQB
16 28 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
16 28 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
17 25 (1.20%) CCNA
18 18 (0.86%) CCNP
19 17 (0.82%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (5.72%) QA
2 46 (2.21%) Data Quality
2 46 (2.21%) GDPR
3 37 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 33 (1.59%) SLA
5 32 (1.54%) PCI DSS
6 29 (1.39%) PMO
7 19 (0.91%) COBIT
8 15 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 10 (0.48%) GCP
10 9 (0.43%) HIPAA
11 8 (0.38%) IFRS
12 6 (0.29%) IFRS 9
12 6 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 5 (0.24%) EMIR
13 5 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 5 (0.24%) MiFID
14 4 (0.19%) ISO 8583
15 3 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
15 3 (0.14%) Solvency II
System Software
1 100 (4.80%) Docker
2 57 (2.74%) Active Directory
3 38 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (0.58%) Hyper-V
6 10 (0.48%) Apache Flume
7 8 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (0.38%) XenApp
8 7 (0.34%) HDFS
8 7 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
8 7 (0.34%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.29%) NFS
10 5 (0.24%) KVM
10 5 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.19%) BitLocker
11 4 (0.19%) VMware NSX
12 3 (0.14%) Xen
13 2 (0.096%) Firmware
13 2 (0.096%) Snort
13 2 (0.096%) Squid
Systems Management
1 47 (2.26%) Ansible
2 35 (1.68%) Kubernetes
3 32 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
3 32 (1.54%) Terraform
4 30 (1.44%) Puppet
5 17 (0.82%) Salt
6 13 (0.62%) SCCM
7 12 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
8 11 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
8 11 (0.53%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 10 (0.48%) Cisco Prime
10 9 (0.43%) BladeLogic
10 9 (0.43%) SCOM
11 7 (0.34%) HP ALM
11 7 (0.34%) Oozie
11 7 (0.34%) Packer
11 7 (0.34%) PingFederate
11 7 (0.34%) SCOrch
12 6 (0.29%) XenMobile
13 5 (0.24%) vRealize
Vendors
1 293 (14.07%) Microsoft
2 122 (5.86%) Oracle
3 80 (3.84%) Google
4 71 (3.41%) Cisco
5 70 (3.36%) SAP
6 56 (2.69%) Tableau
7 51 (2.45%) VMware
8 41 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
9 38 (1.83%) Adobe
10 29 (1.39%) Atlassian
10 29 (1.39%) HP
11 28 (1.34%) Apple
12 27 (1.30%) IBM
13 25 (1.20%) Citrix
14 21 (1.01%) Splunk
15 19 (0.91%) Red Hat
15 19 (0.91%) ServiceNow
16 17 (0.82%) McAfee
17 16 (0.77%) Sybase
18 15 (0.72%) Bloomberg