Period
to 16 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 47 40
Rank change year-on-year -11 -7 -5
Contract jobs citing Degree 2,039 2,200 2,344
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.42% 4.90% 5.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 27.61% 29.62% 30.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,316 1,510 1,530
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £297 £300 £254
90th Percentile £688 £663 £625
England median daily rate £450 £443 £420
% change year-on-year +1.69% +5.36% +1.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 53 55
London median hourly rate £34.50 £24.23 £19.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.39% +23.53% -0.72%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.30 £12.65
90th Percentile £59.50 £45.35 £31.25
England median hourly rate £38.25 £32.00 £27.08
% change year-on-year +19.52% +18.18% -16.68%

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 7,385 7,427 7,773
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.99% 16.53% 17.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,809 4,916 5,066
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +3.15%
10th Percentile £275 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 162 103
London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.32% -1.58% -8.43%
10th Percentile £13.20 £13.31 £13.35
90th Percentile £51.25 £47.83 £49.11
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.18 £25.50
% change year-on-year -8.03% +6.60% +13.33%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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 -6 474 £508 +0.50% 354
West London -24 102 £400 -8.05% 249
South London +15 66 £550 +15.79% 26
East London -31 35 £524 +17.04% 90
North London +1 6 £350 -22.22% 18
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 800 (39.23%) Computer Science
2 723 (35.46%) Agile Software Development
3 634 (31.09%) Finance
4 480 (23.54%) Computer Science Degree
5 394 (19.32%) Java
6 377 (18.49%) SQL
7 322 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
8 317 (15.55%) Python
9 313 (15.35%) Microsoft
10 301 (14.76%) JavaScript
11 285 (13.98%) Project Management
12 278 (13.63%) Analytics
13 271 (13.29%) Problem-Solving
14 258 (12.65%) Mathematics
15 250 (12.26%) C#
16 248 (12.16%) Banking
17 246 (12.06%) HTML
18 240 (11.77%) Amazon AWS
19 233 (11.43%) TDD
20 224 (10.99%) CSS
21 222 (10.89%) Microsoft Azure
22 207 (10.15%) DevOps
23 193 (9.47%) Windows
24 186 (9.12%) Master's Degree
25 183 (8.97%) OO
25 183 (8.97%) Git (software)
26 182 (8.93%) Software Engineering
27 180 (8.83%) Scrum
28 173 (8.48%) Linux
29 166 (8.14%) Microsoft Excel

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 64 (3.14%) SharePoint
2 62 (3.04%) Apache Spark
3 56 (2.75%) Confluence
4 55 (2.70%) SAS
5 44 (2.16%) CMS
6 35 (1.72%) Apache
7 31 (1.52%) Skype for Business
8 23 (1.13%) WebSphere
9 22 (1.08%) IIS
10 21 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
10 21 (1.03%) MS Exchange
11 18 (0.88%) Ethereum
11 18 (0.88%) Hyperledger
12 16 (0.78%) Tomcat
13 14 (0.69%) nginx
14 13 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
15 12 (0.59%) Jetty
15 12 (0.59%) Mongrel
16 10 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
16 10 (0.49%) WordPress
Applications
1 166 (8.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 117 (5.74%) Microsoft Office
3 70 (3.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 40 (1.96%) MS Visio
5 32 (1.57%) Microsoft Project
6 24 (1.18%) Photoshop
7 20 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
8 18 (0.88%) Adobe Illustrator
9 14 (0.69%) InVision
10 12 (0.59%) SPSS
11 11 (0.54%) Chatbot
12 10 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 9 (0.44%) InfoPath
14 6 (0.29%) InDesign
15 4 (0.20%) Stata
16 3 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
16 3 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
17 2 (0.098%) Camtasia
17 2 (0.098%) Fireworks
18 1 (0.049%) Moqups
Business Applications
1 14 (0.69%) Distributed Ledger
1 14 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (0.64%) R3 Corda
3 12 (0.59%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 9 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.39%) SAP ERP
6 6 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.25%) Endur
7 5 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
8 4 (0.20%) Actimize
8 4 (0.20%) Bloomberg AIM
8 4 (0.20%) CA PPM
8 4 (0.20%) SAP GRC
8 4 (0.20%) SAP HR
8 4 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
8 4 (0.20%) Workday HCM
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.15%) thinkFolio
10 2 (0.098%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 240 (11.77%) Amazon AWS
2 222 (10.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 70 (3.43%) Office 365
4 45 (2.21%) Google Cloud Platform
5 36 (1.77%) GitHub
6 34 (1.67%) SaaS
7 33 (1.62%) Serverless
8 32 (1.57%) AWS CloudFormation
9 29 (1.42%) PaaS
10 27 (1.32%) IaaS
11 25 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
11 25 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
12 17 (0.83%) Mimecast
13 16 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
14 15 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
14 15 (0.74%) BrowserStack
15 14 (0.69%) Amazon S3
15 14 (0.69%) Google Analytics
15 14 (0.69%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
16 13 (0.64%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 79 (3.87%) Firewall
2 39 (1.91%) LAN
3 35 (1.72%) HTTP
4 33 (1.62%) VPN
5 31 (1.52%) WAN
6 30 (1.47%) Internet
7 28 (1.37%) TCP/IP
8 27 (1.32%) DNS
9 26 (1.28%) Skype
10 23 (1.13%) DHCP
10 23 (1.13%) Network Security
11 18 (0.88%) Wireless
12 17 (0.83%) Cisco IOS
13 14 (0.69%) MPLS
13 14 (0.69%) OSPF
13 14 (0.69%) SSL
13 14 (0.69%) Telepresence
14 13 (0.64%) BGP
14 13 (0.64%) Cisco ISE
14 13 (0.64%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (7.55%) SQL Server
2 81 (3.97%) Big Data
3 76 (3.73%) Hadoop
4 65 (3.19%) NoSQL
5 50 (2.45%) Relational Database
6 44 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
6 44 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
7 40 (1.96%) MySQL
8 33 (1.62%) Power BI
9 30 (1.47%) MongoDB
10 29 (1.42%) Blockchain
11 27 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
12 25 (1.23%) Apache Hive
13 24 (1.18%) Redis
13 24 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
14 22 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 19 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 18 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
16 18 (0.88%) SQL Server 2016
17 17 (0.83%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 183 (8.97%) Git (software)
2 132 (6.47%) JIRA
3 121 (5.93%) Jenkins
4 72 (3.53%) Maven
5 63 (3.09%) Selenium
6 50 (2.45%) TeamCity
7 43 (2.11%) Gradle
7 43 (2.11%) JUnit
8 34 (1.67%) Cucumber
9 30 (1.47%) Visual Studio
10 27 (1.32%) JMeter
11 24 (1.18%) SpecFlow
12 23 (1.13%) WebDriver
13 22 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 20 (0.98%) SoapUI
14 20 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
14 20 (0.98%) Vagrant
15 19 (0.93%) Ant
16 18 (0.88%) Mockito
17 17 (0.83%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 634 (31.09%) Finance
2 248 (12.16%) Banking
3 151 (7.41%) Front Office
4 134 (6.57%) Marketing
5 95 (4.66%) Retail
6 85 (4.17%) Investment Banking
7 72 (3.53%) Telecoms
8 62 (3.04%) Legal
9 61 (2.99%) Advertising
10 45 (2.21%) Financial Institution
11 44 (2.16%) Games
12 42 (2.06%) Publishing
13 41 (2.01%) Back Office
13 41 (2.01%) Law
14 18 (0.88%) Manufacturing
15 15 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
16 12 (0.59%) French Language
17 11 (0.54%) Electronics
17 11 (0.54%) German Language
18 10 (0.49%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 625 (30.65%) Developer
2 331 (16.23%) Analyst
3 163 (7.99%) Java Developer
4 106 (5.20%) Architect
5 98 (4.81%) Business Analyst
6 96 (4.71%) Project Manager
7 86 (4.22%) C# Developer
7 86 (4.22%) Senior Developer
8 76 (3.73%) Consultant
9 66 (3.24%) Designer
10 54 (2.65%) Data Analyst
11 53 (2.60%) .NET Developer
12 50 (2.45%) Python Developer
13 43 (2.11%) Full Stack Developer
14 42 (2.06%) C++ Developer
15 39 (1.91%) SQL Developer
16 37 (1.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 36 (1.77%) Data Scientist
17 36 (1.77%) JavaScript Developer
18 35 (1.72%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 246 (12.06%) HTML
2 224 (10.99%) CSS
3 160 (7.85%) .NET
4 128 (6.28%) HTML5
5 124 (6.08%) AngularJS
6 106 (5.20%) Web Services
7 101 (4.95%) Spring
8 98 (4.81%) Node.js
9 90 (4.41%) React
10 89 (4.36%) REST
11 84 (4.12%) RESTful
12 69 (3.38%) CSS3
12 69 (3.38%) XML
13 54 (2.65%) .NET Framework
14 50 (2.45%) Kafka
15 48 (2.35%) Redux
16 47 (2.31%) jQuery
17 44 (2.16%) Spring Boot
18 43 (2.11%) JSON
19 41 (2.01%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 800 (39.23%) Computer Science
2 322 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
3 166 (8.14%) User Experience
4 134 (6.57%) Algorithms
5 110 (5.39%) Management Information System
6 83 (4.07%) Mobile App
7 81 (3.97%) Data Structures
7 81 (3.97%) Self-Motivation
8 64 (3.14%) Data Centre
9 63 (3.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 61 (2.99%) Fintech
11 59 (2.89%) Fixed Income
12 56 (2.75%) Greenfield Project
13 45 (2.21%) Derivative
14 39 (1.91%) Equities
15 32 (1.57%) Virtual Team
16 31 (1.52%) Blog
16 31 (1.52%) Hedge funds
17 28 (1.37%) Private Cloud
18 23 (1.13%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 193 (9.47%) Windows
2 173 (8.48%) Linux
3 74 (3.63%) Unix
4 67 (3.29%) Android
5 63 (3.09%) Apple iOS
6 45 (2.21%) Windows Server
7 41 (2.01%) Windows 7
8 39 (1.91%) Windows 10
9 27 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (0.74%) CentOS
12 13 (0.64%) Ubuntu
13 12 (0.59%) Debian
13 12 (0.59%) Fedora
14 7 (0.34%) Mac OS
14 7 (0.34%) VMS
15 6 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (0.20%) Solaris
16 4 (0.20%) Windows Embedded Compact
17 3 (0.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 723 (35.46%) Agile Software Development
2 285 (13.98%) Project Management
3 278 (13.63%) Analytics
4 271 (13.29%) Problem-Solving
5 258 (12.65%) Mathematics
6 233 (11.43%) TDD
7 207 (10.15%) DevOps
8 183 (8.97%) OO
9 182 (8.93%) Software Engineering
10 180 (8.83%) Scrum
11 163 (7.99%) ITIL
12 150 (7.36%) Stakeholder Management
13 146 (7.16%) Continuous Integration
14 137 (6.72%) Test Automation
15 132 (6.47%) Data Science
16 131 (6.42%) SDLC
17 112 (5.49%) BDD
18 99 (4.86%) Migration
19 97 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
19 97 (4.76%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 394 (19.32%) Java
2 377 (18.49%) SQL
3 317 (15.55%) Python
4 301 (14.76%) JavaScript
5 250 (12.26%) C#
6 162 (7.95%) C++
7 79 (3.87%) R
8 64 (3.14%) TypeScript
9 63 (3.09%) Scala
10 52 (2.55%) Java 8
11 47 (2.31%) C
12 45 (2.21%) PowerShell
13 43 (2.11%) Perl
13 43 (2.11%) VBA
14 40 (1.96%) Bash Shell
15 38 (1.86%) Ruby
16 33 (1.62%) Go
17 32 (1.57%) PHP
18 31 (1.52%) Apple Swift
19 29 (1.42%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 480 (23.54%) Computer Science Degree
2 186 (9.12%) Master's Degree
3 83 (4.07%) CISSP
4 74 (3.63%) Numerate Degree
5 73 (3.58%) Security Cleared
6 64 (3.14%) SC Cleared
7 63 (3.09%) CISM
8 61 (2.99%) PhD
9 46 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
10 45 (2.21%) CISA
10 45 (2.21%) ISTQB
11 39 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
11 39 (1.91%) PMI Certification
12 38 (1.86%) ISEB
13 36 (1.77%) MBA
14 32 (1.57%) PMP
15 27 (1.32%) CCNA
16 22 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
17 16 (0.78%) AWS Certification
17 16 (0.78%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (5.54%) QA
2 41 (2.01%) GDPR
3 37 (1.81%) Data Quality
4 35 (1.72%) PMO
5 34 (1.67%) SLA
6 32 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 25 (1.23%) PCI DSS
8 13 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 11 (0.54%) COBIT
10 9 (0.44%) HIPAA
11 6 (0.29%) MiFID
12 5 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 5 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 5 (0.25%) PSD2
13 3 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
13 3 (0.15%) IFRS
14 2 (0.098%) EMIR
14 2 (0.098%) GCP
14 2 (0.098%) IFRS 9
14 2 (0.098%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 116 (5.69%) Docker
2 73 (3.58%) Active Directory
3 54 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (1.03%) Hyper-V
5 16 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (0.59%) VirtualBox
7 11 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
8 10 (0.49%) Apache Flume
8 10 (0.49%) XenApp
9 9 (0.44%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.29%) NFS
11 4 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.20%) VMware NSX
11 4 (0.20%) VMware Server
12 3 (0.15%) DFS Replication
12 3 (0.15%) Firmware
12 3 (0.15%) vSphere
12 3 (0.15%) Xen
13 2 (0.098%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 62 (3.04%) Ansible
2 50 (2.45%) Terraform
3 49 (2.40%) Puppet
4 48 (2.35%) Kubernetes
5 45 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
6 23 (1.13%) Salt
7 17 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
7 17 (0.83%) Packer
8 16 (0.78%) SCCM
9 15 (0.74%) Nagios
10 13 (0.64%) CASB
10 13 (0.64%) Kibana
10 13 (0.64%) logstash
11 12 (0.59%) Graylog
12 11 (0.54%) HP ALM
13 10 (0.49%) Cisco Prime
14 8 (0.39%) SCOM
14 8 (0.39%) SCOrch
15 7 (0.34%) XenMobile
16 6 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 313 (15.35%) Microsoft
2 106 (5.20%) Oracle
3 87 (4.27%) Google
4 75 (3.68%) Cisco
5 72 (3.53%) VMware
6 59 (2.89%) SAP
7 52 (2.55%) Tableau
8 44 (2.16%) Salesforce.com
9 41 (2.01%) Adobe
10 33 (1.62%) Splunk
11 32 (1.57%) Citrix
12 31 (1.52%) Apple
12 31 (1.52%) HP
13 26 (1.28%) Red Hat
14 25 (1.23%) Atlassian
15 24 (1.18%) IBM
16 23 (1.13%) McAfee
17 19 (0.93%) Polycom
18 17 (0.83%) AppDynamics
18 17 (0.83%) New Relic