Period
to 9 July 2020

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 9 July 2020 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
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 50 50 51
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -12
Contract jobs citing Degree 818 1,908 2,196
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 4.64% 4.58% 4.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 23.32% 29.50% 28.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 548 1,216 1,453
Median daily rate £475 £510 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.86% +2.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £250 £313 £281
90th Percentile £675 £709 £688
England median daily rate £455 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -4.21% +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 51 67
Median hourly rate £35.00 £38.00 £35.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +6.80% +39.53%
10th Percentile £21.00 £11.75 £15.90
90th Percentile £53.75 £71.25 £53.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £38.20
% change year-on-year -12.50% +4.71% +31.73%

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 3,507 6,468 7,828
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 19.90% 15.54% 16.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,219 4,127 5,075
Median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £281
90th Percentile £650 £700 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 123 216
Median hourly rate £35.00 £34.51 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.42% +60.51% -11.50%
10th Percentile £19.99 £13.55 £14.00
90th Percentile £48.88 £59.58 £47.83
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +40.00% -16.44%

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 9 July 2020.

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 9 July 2020.

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 9 July 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 +16 159 £450 -10.00% 115
West London +10 52 £450 +5.88% 59
East London +9 15 £425 -19.05% 12
South London +19 10 £525 +16.67% 10
North London +10 1 £200 -55.56% 9
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 9 July 2020, 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.

1 338 (41.32%) Computer Science
2 275 (33.62%) Agile Software Development
3 252 (30.81%) Finance
4 200 (24.45%) Computer Science Degree
5 161 (19.68%) Java
6 160 (19.56%) Analytical Skills
7 157 (19.19%) SQL
8 143 (17.48%) Problem-Solving
9 142 (17.36%) Python
10 131 (16.01%) Azure
11 118 (14.43%) C#
12 112 (13.69%) Mathematics
13 103 (12.59%) Banking
14 102 (12.47%) Microsoft
14 102 (12.47%) Project Management
15 101 (12.35%) JavaScript
16 97 (11.86%) DevOps
17 80 (9.78%) HTML
17 80 (9.78%) AWS
18 79 (9.66%) SQL Server
19 78 (9.54%) Scrum
20 74 (9.05%) User Experience
21 73 (8.92%) Master's Degree
22 71 (8.68%) Analytics
22 71 (8.68%) .NET
23 69 (8.44%) Microsoft Excel
24 68 (8.31%) Front Office
24 68 (8.31%) Software Engineering
25 67 (8.19%) Big Data
26 66 (8.07%) CSS

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 30 (3.67%) SharePoint
2 25 (3.06%) Apache Spark
3 22 (2.69%) Confluence
4 18 (2.20%) IIS
5 12 (1.47%) WebSphere
6 11 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (1.10%) Tomcat
8 8 (0.98%) CMS
9 7 (0.86%) Jupyter
9 7 (0.86%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.73%) Apache
10 6 (0.73%) SAS
11 5 (0.61%) Skype for Business
12 4 (0.49%) Magnolia
12 4 (0.49%) NetWeaver
13 2 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.24%) Drupal
13 2 (0.24%) IBM HTTP Server
13 2 (0.24%) JBoss
13 2 (0.24%) Umbraco
Applications
1 69 (8.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (5.01%) Microsoft Office
3 30 (3.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (2.57%) Sketch
5 16 (1.96%) Microsoft Project
6 13 (1.59%) InVision
7 11 (1.34%) Adobe Illustrator
8 10 (1.22%) Adobe XD
8 10 (1.22%) MS Visio
9 7 (0.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.49%) Chatbot
10 4 (0.49%) Photoshop
11 3 (0.37%) Figma
11 3 (0.37%) Zeplin
12 2 (0.24%) OmniGraffle
12 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
13 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.12%) EngageOne
13 1 (0.12%) InDesign
13 1 (0.12%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 9 (1.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 7 (0.86%) Distributed Ledger
3 5 (0.61%) Sprinklr
4 4 (0.49%) Elite 3E
4 4 (0.49%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.24%) JDE OneWorld
5 2 (0.24%) Magento
5 2 (0.24%) Maximo
5 2 (0.24%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.24%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.24%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.24%) Workfront
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle AML
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.12%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.12%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 131 (16.01%) Azure
2 80 (9.78%) AWS
3 46 (5.62%) GCP
4 32 (3.91%) SaaS
5 24 (2.93%) PaaS
6 22 (2.69%) IaaS
7 21 (2.57%) GitHub
8 19 (2.32%) Office 365
9 18 (2.20%) Serverless
10 13 (1.59%) Power Platform
11 12 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
12 10 (1.22%) Stackdriver
13 8 (0.98%) npm
14 7 (0.86%) OpenShift
15 6 (0.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 6 (0.73%) AWS Lambda
15 6 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
15 6 (0.73%) Datadog
15 6 (0.73%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 5 (0.61%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.08%) Firewall
2 14 (1.71%) Internet
3 13 (1.59%) DNS
4 11 (1.34%) VPN
5 9 (1.10%) LAN
5 9 (1.10%) Network Security
6 8 (0.98%) HTTP
6 8 (0.98%) Skype
7 7 (0.86%) SSH
7 7 (0.86%) TCP/IP
7 7 (0.86%) WAN
8 6 (0.73%) Wireless
9 5 (0.61%) 2G
9 5 (0.61%) 3G
9 5 (0.61%) 4G
9 5 (0.61%) 5G
9 5 (0.61%) DHCP
10 4 (0.49%) SSL
10 4 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.37%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (9.66%) SQL Server
2 67 (8.19%) Big Data
3 42 (5.13%) Relational Database
4 33 (4.03%) MySQL
5 22 (2.69%) Data Warehouse
6 20 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 19 (2.32%) Hadoop
8 16 (1.96%) NoSQL
9 14 (1.71%) Apache Cassandra
10 13 (1.59%) Power BI
11 12 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
11 12 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (1.34%) Data Mining
13 10 (1.22%) Oracle Database
14 9 (1.10%) MongoDB
14 9 (1.10%) RDBMS
15 6 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
16 5 (0.61%) DB2
16 5 (0.61%) MS Access
16 5 (0.61%) Redis
Development Applications
1 65 (7.95%) Git (software)
2 49 (5.99%) JIRA
3 33 (4.03%) Jenkins
4 18 (2.20%) Maven
5 16 (1.96%) Selenium
6 15 (1.83%) JUnit
7 12 (1.47%) Axure RP
8 9 (1.10%) Balsamiq
8 9 (1.10%) git-flow
8 9 (1.10%) JMeter
8 9 (1.10%) TeamCity
8 9 (1.10%) Visual Studio
9 8 (0.98%) Ant
9 8 (0.98%) Cucumber
9 8 (0.98%) Cypress.io
9 8 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
10 7 (0.86%) Artifactory
11 6 (0.73%) GitLab
11 6 (0.73%) Postman
11 6 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 252 (30.81%) Finance
2 103 (12.59%) Banking
3 68 (8.31%) Front Office
4 65 (7.95%) Marketing
5 50 (6.11%) Public Sector
6 49 (5.99%) Investment Banking
7 20 (2.44%) Legal
8 19 (2.32%) Back Office
8 19 (2.32%) Telecoms
9 17 (2.08%) German Language
9 17 (2.08%) Retail
10 12 (1.47%) Financial Institution
11 11 (1.34%) Publishing
12 10 (1.22%) Local Government
13 9 (1.10%) Law
14 8 (0.98%) French Language
15 7 (0.86%) Advertising
16 6 (0.73%) Billing
16 6 (0.73%) Electronics
16 6 (0.73%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 230 (28.12%) Developer
2 100 (12.22%) Analyst
3 52 (6.36%) C# Developer
4 51 (6.23%) Java Developer
5 44 (5.38%) Architect
6 40 (4.89%) Designer
7 31 (3.79%) Project Manager
8 29 (3.55%) Python Developer
9 28 (3.42%) Consultant
9 28 (3.42%) User Researcher
10 26 (3.18%) Data Scientist
11 25 (3.06%) Front Office Developer
12 22 (2.69%) React Developer
12 22 (2.69%) Senior Developer
13 20 (2.44%) DevOps Engineer
14 17 (2.08%) UX Designer
15 16 (1.96%) Data Analyst
16 15 (1.83%) Cloud Engineer
16 15 (1.83%) Systems Analyst
17 14 (1.71%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (9.78%) HTML
2 71 (8.68%) .NET
3 66 (8.07%) CSS
3 66 (8.07%) Web Services
4 41 (5.01%) REST
5 36 (4.40%) HTML5
6 35 (4.28%) XML
7 34 (4.16%) React
8 32 (3.91%) RESTful
9 26 (3.18%) AngularJS
10 25 (3.06%) JSON
11 23 (2.81%) Kafka
12 22 (2.69%) Spring
13 20 (2.44%) Node.js
14 17 (2.08%) .NET Core
14 17 (2.08%) WPF
15 14 (1.71%) .NET Framework
16 13 (1.59%) TensorFlow
17 12 (1.47%) Pandas
17 12 (1.47%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 160 (19.56%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (9.05%) User Experience
3 55 (6.72%) Management Information System
4 48 (5.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 28 (3.42%) Algorithms
6 27 (3.30%) Self-Motivation
7 24 (2.93%) Greenfield Project
7 24 (2.93%) Social Media
8 23 (2.81%) Data Centre
9 22 (2.69%) Mobile App
10 21 (2.57%) Virtual Team
11 16 (1.96%) Data Structures
12 15 (1.83%) Credit Risk
12 15 (1.83%) Derivative
12 15 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
13 14 (1.71%) Hedge funds
13 14 (1.71%) Public Cloud
14 13 (1.59%) Video\Live Streaming
15 12 (1.47%) Fixed Income
16 10 (1.22%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 60 (7.33%) Linux
2 51 (6.23%) Windows
3 34 (4.16%) Unix
4 19 (2.32%) Android
5 14 (1.71%) Apple iOS
6 12 (1.47%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.73%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.49%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.37%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (0.37%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.37%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.37%) Windows Server 2016
11 2 (0.24%) CentOS
12 1 (0.12%) SUSE
12 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 338 (41.32%) Computer Science
2 275 (33.62%) Agile Software Development
3 143 (17.48%) Problem-Solving
4 112 (13.69%) Mathematics
5 102 (12.47%) Project Management
6 97 (11.86%) DevOps
7 78 (9.54%) Scrum
8 71 (8.68%) Analytics
9 68 (8.31%) Software Engineering
10 64 (7.82%) OO
11 60 (7.33%) Decision-Making
12 55 (6.72%) Risk Management
12 55 (6.72%) Stakeholder Management
13 54 (6.60%) Data Analysis
13 54 (6.60%) Microservices
13 54 (6.60%) Open Source
14 53 (6.48%) ITIL
14 53 (6.48%) TDD
15 49 (5.99%) SDLC
16 46 (5.62%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 161 (19.68%) Java
2 157 (19.19%) SQL
3 142 (17.36%) Python
4 118 (14.43%) C#
5 101 (12.35%) JavaScript
6 33 (4.03%) C++
7 28 (3.42%) VBA
8 23 (2.81%) R
9 19 (2.32%) Shell Script
10 17 (2.08%) Java 8
10 17 (2.08%) PowerShell
10 17 (2.08%) Scala
10 17 (2.08%) T-SQL
11 16 (1.96%) C
12 15 (1.83%) Kotlin
13 14 (1.71%) TypeScript
14 13 (1.59%) Apex Code
15 11 (1.34%) PHP
16 10 (1.22%) Bash Shell
16 10 (1.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 200 (24.45%) Computer Science Degree
2 73 (8.92%) Master's Degree
3 42 (5.13%) Security Cleared
4 37 (4.52%) CISSP
5 32 (3.91%) SC Cleared
6 27 (3.30%) Numerate Degree
7 26 (3.18%) PhD
8 20 (2.44%) CISM
9 15 (1.83%) CISA
9 15 (1.83%) PMI Certification
10 14 (1.71%) PMP
11 11 (1.34%) GIAC
12 9 (1.10%) ISTQB
12 9 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (0.98%) MBA
14 7 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
14 7 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 6 (0.73%) CLAS
15 6 (0.73%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (7.82%) QA
2 18 (2.20%) Data Quality
3 16 (1.96%) PCI DSS
4 14 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (1.59%) PMO
6 12 (1.47%) GDPR
7 10 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (0.98%) SLA
9 7 (0.86%) COBIT
10 5 (0.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 5 (0.61%) NIST
11 4 (0.49%) IFRS
12 3 (0.37%) GAAP
13 2 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
13 2 (0.24%) HL7
14 1 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
14 1 (0.12%) IFRS 9
14 1 (0.12%) MiFID
14 1 (0.12%) NCSC
14 1 (0.12%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 53 (6.48%) Docker
2 29 (3.55%) Active Directory
3 11 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.24%) HDFS
6 2 (0.24%) Squid
6 2 (0.24%) XenApp
7 1 (0.12%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.12%) NFS
7 1 (0.12%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 53 (6.48%) Kubernetes
2 27 (3.30%) Ansible
3 25 (3.06%) Terraform
4 8 (0.98%) Puppet
4 8 (0.98%) Single Sign-On
5 7 (0.86%) Nagios
6 6 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (0.49%) Grafana
8 4 (0.49%) Kibana
9 3 (0.37%) Packer
9 3 (0.37%) SCCM
10 2 (0.24%) Nessus
10 2 (0.24%) Nmap
10 2 (0.24%) QRadar
10 2 (0.24%) Rancher
10 2 (0.24%) SCOM
11 1 (0.12%) DatAdvantage
11 1 (0.12%) Mesos
11 1 (0.12%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 102 (12.47%) Microsoft
2 53 (6.48%) Oracle
3 38 (4.65%) Google
4 28 (3.42%) Salesforce.com
5 26 (3.18%) Adobe
6 24 (2.93%) SAP
6 24 (2.93%) Splunk
6 24 (2.93%) Tableau
7 16 (1.96%) Atlassian
8 15 (1.83%) Cisco
8 15 (1.83%) ServiceNow
9 12 (1.47%) VMware
10 11 (1.34%) Databricks
11 10 (1.22%) StreamSets
12 8 (0.98%) Red Hat
13 7 (0.86%) Citrix
13 7 (0.86%) Dynatrace
14 6 (0.73%) Bloomberg
14 6 (0.73%) IBM
15 5 (0.61%) HP