Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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.

Academic Degree
England > London
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 37 34
Rank change year-on-year -9 -3 -3
Contract jobs citing Degree 2354 2356 2314
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.00% 5.24% 4.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 30.04% 30.57% 30.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1641 1519 1499
London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £300 £260 £263
90th Percentile £675 £638 £663
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +1.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 54 62
London median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -3.61% -4.60%
10th Percentile £13.31 £11.73 £12.02
90th Percentile £47.50 £34.00 £39.65
England median hourly rate £31.66 £27.08 £34.60
% change year-on-year +16.91% -21.74% +16.40%

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 7835 7708 7478
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.65% 17.16% 16.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5215 4974 4935
London median daily rate £475 £459 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.54% +1.94% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £258
90th Percentile £650 £638 £626
England median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 113 138
London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.23 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.20% -3.85% +12.68%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.60 £12.02
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.84 £46.90
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -1.96% +6.25% +26.32%

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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 0 436 £525 +16.67% 194
West London -6 141 £450 +5.88% 61
East London +7 58 £448 +32.59% 24
South London -32 37 £475 +26.67% 13
North London -12 5 £340 -32.00% 8
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 844 (35.85%) Computer Science
2 833 (35.39%) Finance
3 767 (32.58%) Agile Software Development
4 505 (21.45%) Computer Science Degree
5 481 (20.43%) Analytical Skills
6 480 (20.39%) SQL
7 444 (18.86%) Java
8 343 (14.57%) Microsoft
9 334 (14.19%) Project Management
10 328 (13.93%) Banking
11 301 (12.79%) Python
12 300 (12.74%) C#
13 289 (12.28%) Linux
14 272 (11.55%) Analytics
15 266 (11.30%) Mathematics
16 251 (10.66%) HTML
17 238 (10.11%) JavaScript
18 232 (9.86%) Scrum
19 230 (9.77%) TDD
20 227 (9.64%) SQL Server
21 216 (9.18%) Windows
22 213 (9.05%) .NET
23 194 (8.24%) SDLC
24 186 (7.90%) Microsoft Excel
25 184 (7.82%) Test Automation
26 180 (7.65%) Git (software)
27 179 (7.60%) CSS
28 178 (7.56%) Web Services
29 172 (7.31%) QA
30 171 (7.26%) 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 66 (2.80%) SharePoint
2 58 (2.46%) CMS
3 55 (2.34%) Confluence
4 42 (1.78%) SAS
5 40 (1.70%) Apache Spark
6 31 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
7 30 (1.27%) Apache
8 28 (1.19%) IIS
9 17 (0.72%) MS Exchange
10 16 (0.68%) WebSphere
11 15 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
12 14 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
12 14 (0.59%) Tomcat
13 11 (0.47%) nginx
13 11 (0.47%) OpenStack
14 10 (0.42%) Drupal
14 10 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 9 (0.38%) Apache Pig
15 9 (0.38%) Umbraco
15 9 (0.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 186 (7.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 143 (6.07%) Microsoft Office
3 66 (2.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 51 (2.17%) MS Visio
5 48 (2.04%) Microsoft Project
6 18 (0.76%) Photoshop
7 13 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.55%) SPSS
8 12 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
9 11 (0.47%) InVision
10 10 (0.42%) OmniGraffle
11 8 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 7 (0.30%) SmartSuite
12 7 (0.30%) Stata
13 5 (0.21%) Chatbot
14 4 (0.17%) Adobe After Effects
14 4 (0.17%) InDesign
14 4 (0.17%) InfoPath
15 3 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
16 2 (0.085%) Weka
Business Applications
1 18 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.59%) ION MarketView
3 9 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.38%) Oracle Retail
4 7 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
5 6 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.25%) Kondor
6 5 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
6 5 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.21%) SAP SD
7 4 (0.17%) CA PPM
7 4 (0.17%) Eloqua
7 4 (0.17%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 4 (0.17%) RMDS
7 4 (0.17%) SAP R/3
7 4 (0.17%) Summit
8 3 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
8 3 (0.13%) HFM
8 3 (0.13%) Radian6
8 3 (0.13%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 147 (6.24%) Amazon AWS
2 114 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (2.59%) Office 365
4 29 (1.23%) GitHub
5 27 (1.15%) SaaS
6 21 (0.89%) npm
7 17 (0.72%) PaaS
8 16 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
8 16 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
9 15 (0.64%) Amazon S3
10 13 (0.55%) Google Analytics
11 12 (0.51%) Serverless
12 10 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
12 10 (0.42%) IaaS
13 8 (0.34%) Amazon EMR
13 8 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
14 7 (0.30%) Force.com
14 7 (0.30%) Mimecast
14 7 (0.30%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 6 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 94 (3.99%) Internet
2 67 (2.85%) TCP/IP
3 66 (2.80%) Firewall
4 39 (1.66%) HTTP
5 38 (1.61%) WAN
6 37 (1.57%) LAN
6 37 (1.57%) VPN
7 35 (1.49%) Network Security
8 34 (1.44%) DNS
9 33 (1.40%) Wireless
10 22 (0.93%) Intranet
11 18 (0.76%) DHCP
11 18 (0.76%) SSL
12 16 (0.68%) FTP
12 16 (0.68%) SAN
13 14 (0.59%) Cisco ASA
13 14 (0.59%) LDAP
14 13 (0.55%) Broadband
14 13 (0.55%) SMTP
15 12 (0.51%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 227 (9.64%) SQL Server
2 118 (5.01%) Big Data
3 112 (4.76%) Relational Database
4 80 (3.40%) NoSQL
5 79 (3.36%) Hadoop
6 75 (3.19%) MySQL
7 62 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
8 52 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 45 (1.91%) RDBMS
10 41 (1.74%) MongoDB
11 40 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
12 39 (1.66%) Power BI
13 34 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
14 30 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 27 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
16 24 (1.02%) Apache Hive
17 22 (0.93%) Data Mining
17 22 (0.93%) MS Access
18 21 (0.89%) KDB
19 20 (0.85%) HBase
Development Applications
1 180 (7.65%) Git (software)
2 131 (5.56%) JIRA
3 75 (3.19%) Jenkins
4 62 (2.63%) Subversion
5 53 (2.25%) TeamCity
6 49 (2.08%) Cucumber
7 39 (1.66%) Maven
8 34 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
9 31 (1.32%) Gradle
10 28 (1.19%) Selenium
11 26 (1.10%) Xcode
12 23 (0.98%) Bitbucket
12 23 (0.98%) Visual Studio
13 21 (0.89%) gulp
14 17 (0.72%) Axure RP
14 17 (0.72%) JUnit
15 16 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 16 (0.68%) webpack
16 15 (0.64%) Appium
17 14 (0.59%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 833 (35.39%) Finance
2 328 (13.93%) Banking
3 162 (6.88%) Marketing
4 161 (6.84%) Front Office
5 111 (4.72%) Investment Banking
6 103 (4.38%) Telecoms
7 98 (4.16%) Legal
8 88 (3.74%) Retail
9 55 (2.34%) Financial Institution
10 42 (1.78%) Advertising
11 40 (1.70%) Publishing
12 38 (1.61%) Games
12 38 (1.61%) Law
13 30 (1.27%) Manufacturing
14 24 (1.02%) Electronics
14 24 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
15 21 (0.89%) Back Office
16 20 (0.85%) Billing
17 17 (0.72%) German Language
17 17 (0.72%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 695 (29.52%) Developer
2 461 (19.58%) Analyst
3 197 (8.37%) Business Analyst
4 168 (7.14%) Java Developer
5 140 (5.95%) Project Manager
6 118 (5.01%) C# Developer
7 108 (4.59%) Architect
8 95 (4.04%) Senior Developer
9 79 (3.36%) Consultant
10 74 (3.14%) .NET Developer
11 69 (2.93%) Designer
12 62 (2.63%) Data Analyst
13 60 (2.55%) Data Scientist
14 55 (2.34%) User Researcher
15 53 (2.25%) Senior Analyst
15 53 (2.25%) SQL Developer
16 50 (2.12%) C# .NET Developer
17 46 (1.95%) Junior
18 38 (1.61%) Python Developer
19 36 (1.53%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 251 (10.66%) HTML
2 213 (9.05%) .NET
3 179 (7.60%) CSS
4 178 (7.56%) Web Services
5 124 (5.27%) REST
6 117 (4.97%) AngularJS
7 114 (4.84%) XML
8 111 (4.72%) HTML5
9 104 (4.42%) Spring
10 100 (4.25%) RESTful
11 75 (3.19%) Node.js
12 74 (3.14%) WPF
13 70 (2.97%) ASP.NET
13 70 (2.97%) JSON
14 69 (2.93%) WCF
15 64 (2.72%) React
16 59 (2.51%) CSS3
16 59 (2.51%) SOAP
17 56 (2.38%) jQuery
18 51 (2.17%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 844 (35.85%) Computer Science
2 481 (20.43%) Analytical Skills
3 167 (7.09%) User Experience
4 107 (4.55%) Management Information System
5 106 (4.50%) Algorithms
6 96 (4.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 94 (3.99%) Data Structures
8 87 (3.70%) Mobile App
9 71 (3.02%) Equities
10 64 (2.72%) Derivative
11 62 (2.63%) PMI
12 56 (2.38%) Fixed Income
13 49 (2.08%) Virtual Team
14 48 (2.04%) Credit Risk
15 39 (1.66%) Greenfield Project
16 32 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
17 31 (1.32%) Fintech
18 30 (1.27%) Social Media
19 29 (1.23%) Data Centre
20 28 (1.19%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 289 (12.28%) Linux
2 216 (9.18%) Windows
3 148 (6.29%) Unix
4 72 (3.06%) Android
5 68 (2.89%) Apple iOS
6 55 (2.34%) Windows Server
7 39 (1.66%) Windows 7
8 37 (1.57%) Windows 10
9 27 (1.15%) CentOS
10 22 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (0.51%) Windows 8
13 11 (0.47%) Mac OS X
14 9 (0.38%) VMS
15 6 (0.25%) Solaris
16 5 (0.21%) AIX
17 4 (0.17%) HPUX
17 4 (0.17%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 767 (32.58%) Agile Software Development
2 334 (14.19%) Project Management
3 272 (11.55%) Analytics
4 266 (11.30%) Mathematics
5 232 (9.86%) Scrum
6 230 (9.77%) TDD
7 194 (8.24%) SDLC
8 184 (7.82%) Test Automation
9 168 (7.14%) OO
10 157 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
11 147 (6.24%) PRINCE2
12 141 (5.99%) Software Engineering
13 136 (5.78%) ITIL
14 131 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
15 127 (5.40%) Business Intelligence
16 118 (5.01%) BDD
17 117 (4.97%) Migration
18 116 (4.93%) DevOps
19 113 (4.80%) Business Analysis
20 112 (4.76%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 480 (20.39%) SQL
2 444 (18.86%) Java
3 301 (12.79%) Python
4 300 (12.74%) C#
5 238 (10.11%) JavaScript
6 171 (7.26%) C++
7 94 (3.99%) R
8 91 (3.87%) C
9 60 (2.55%) Scala
10 59 (2.51%) Shell Script
11 56 (2.38%) Ruby
11 56 (2.38%) T-SQL
12 51 (2.17%) VBA
13 48 (2.04%) PowerShell
14 47 (2.00%) Bash Shell
15 46 (1.95%) Perl
16 34 (1.44%) Apple Swift
16 34 (1.44%) PHP
17 26 (1.10%) VB.NET
18 25 (1.06%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 505 (21.45%) Computer Science Degree
2 151 (6.41%) Master's Degree
3 110 (4.67%) Numerate Degree
4 94 (3.99%) Security Cleared
5 90 (3.82%) PMI Certification
6 66 (2.80%) PMP
7 64 (2.72%) Microsoft Certification
8 55 (2.34%) SC Cleared
9 54 (2.29%) CISSP
10 48 (2.04%) PhD
11 38 (1.61%) CISM
12 36 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
13 33 (1.40%) ISEB
14 27 (1.15%) MCSE
15 23 (0.98%) MCP
16 21 (0.89%) MBA
17 19 (0.81%) CCNA
18 18 (0.76%) CISA
18 18 (0.76%) CRISC
19 17 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 172 (7.31%) QA
2 56 (2.38%) PMO
3 48 (2.04%) GDPR
4 42 (1.78%) Data Quality
5 35 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 28 (1.19%) PCI DSS
7 25 (1.06%) SLA
8 24 (1.02%) MiFID
9 10 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 8 (0.34%) WAI
11 7 (0.30%) P3O
12 6 (0.25%) COBIT
12 6 (0.25%) EMIR
12 6 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 5 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
13 5 (0.21%) HL7
13 5 (0.21%) IFRS
14 4 (0.17%) GCP
14 4 (0.17%) Solvency II
15 3 (0.13%) FATCA
System Software
1 64 (2.72%) Active Directory
2 47 (2.00%) Docker
3 32 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (0.81%) Hyper-V
5 12 (0.51%) HDFS
5 12 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (0.42%) iptables
7 9 (0.38%) Firmware
8 7 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (0.30%) vSphere
9 6 (0.25%) Xen
10 5 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (0.21%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.17%) XenApp
12 3 (0.13%) KVM
12 3 (0.13%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.085%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.085%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 33 (1.40%) Ansible
2 32 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (1.15%) Puppet
4 22 (0.93%) SCCM
5 14 (0.59%) Terraform
6 13 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
6 13 (0.55%) Nagios
7 12 (0.51%) Kubernetes
7 12 (0.51%) SCOM
8 11 (0.47%) Packer
9 10 (0.42%) SELinux
10 9 (0.38%) Oozie
10 9 (0.38%) Salt
11 8 (0.34%) BladeLogic
11 8 (0.34%) RSA Archer
12 7 (0.30%) Nessus
12 7 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
12 7 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 6 (0.25%) Backup Exec
13 6 (0.25%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 343 (14.57%) Microsoft
2 166 (7.05%) Oracle
3 85 (3.61%) Cisco
4 70 (2.97%) Tableau
5 62 (2.63%) SAP
6 50 (2.12%) Salesforce.com
7 44 (1.87%) Google
8 39 (1.66%) Adobe
9 38 (1.61%) VMware
10 37 (1.57%) HP
11 34 (1.44%) Citrix
11 34 (1.44%) Sybase
12 31 (1.32%) Red Hat
13 25 (1.06%) Sitecore
13 25 (1.06%) Xamarin
14 24 (1.02%) Apple
15 19 (0.81%) Splunk
16 18 (0.76%) Atlassian
16 18 (0.76%) Bloomberg
16 18 (0.76%) Reuters