Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 51 57 44
Rank change year-on-year +6 -13 -4
Contract jobs citing Degree 1,396 2,029 2,362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.65% 4.56% 5.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.76% 28.27% 29.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 932 1,296 1,648
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £275 £259 £275
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 41 64
London median hourly rate £42.00 £29.00 £27.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.83% +7.23% +27.18%
10th Percentile £25.00 £13.00 £13.57
90th Percentile £52.65 £115.00 £57.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% +21.21% +16.98%

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 5,420 7,177 8,134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 18.05% 16.13% 17.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,664 4,572 5,398
London median daily rate £500 £500 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.04% +5.95%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £675 £670
England median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.78% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 156 187
London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.08% +29.27% +2.19%
10th Percentile £18.62 £12.50 £13.80
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £35.00 £28.72 £23.75
% change year-on-year +21.89% +20.91% -8.65%

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 24 January 2020.

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 24 January 2020.

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 24 January 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 +1 278 £500 -4.76% 307
West London +10 100 £463 +23.33% 137
East London +6 21 £550 +4.76% 65
South London +15 20 £475 - 31
North London +21 8 £450 +52.54% 22
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 566 (40.54%) Computer Science
2 494 (35.39%) Agile Software Development
3 373 (26.72%) Finance
4 290 (20.77%) Analytical Skills
5 285 (20.42%) Java
6 280 (20.06%) Computer Science Degree
7 241 (17.26%) Python
8 216 (15.47%) SQL
8 216 (15.47%) Problem-Solving
9 209 (14.97%) JavaScript
9 209 (14.97%) Mathematics
10 192 (13.75%) Microsoft
11 173 (12.39%) Azure
12 151 (10.82%) C#
13 150 (10.74%) HTML
14 147 (10.53%) Analytics
15 145 (10.39%) DevOps
15 145 (10.39%) AWS
16 141 (10.10%) Git (software)
17 138 (9.89%) Banking
18 133 (9.53%) Scrum
19 129 (9.24%) Project Management
20 124 (8.88%) React
21 120 (8.60%) Master's Degree
22 119 (8.52%) TDD
23 118 (8.45%) CSS
24 117 (8.38%) Linux
24 117 (8.38%) User Experience
25 116 (8.31%) Continuous Integration
26 113 (8.09%) Software Engineering

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 (4.58%) Apache Spark
2 35 (2.51%) SharePoint
3 29 (2.08%) Confluence
4 26 (1.86%) Elasticsearch
5 20 (1.43%) SAS
6 19 (1.36%) Apache
7 14 (1.00%) CMS
7 14 (1.00%) Jupyter
8 13 (0.93%) Skype for Business
9 12 (0.86%) IIS
9 12 (0.86%) WebLogic
10 11 (0.79%) MS Exchange
11 9 (0.64%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.43%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 5 (0.36%) DNN
13 5 (0.36%) IBM Notes
13 5 (0.36%) JBoss
13 5 (0.36%) Moodle
14 4 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 111 (7.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 77 (5.52%) Microsoft Office
3 48 (3.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (1.22%) MS Visio
5 16 (1.15%) Sketch
6 13 (0.93%) InVision
6 13 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
7 10 (0.72%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
10 6 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 5 (0.36%) SPSS
12 4 (0.29%) Stata
13 3 (0.21%) Adobe Premiere
13 3 (0.21%) Adobe XD
13 3 (0.21%) Chatbot
14 2 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
15 1 (0.072%) Blender
15 1 (0.072%) MODO
15 1 (0.072%) Weka
Business Applications
1 9 (0.64%) FINCAD Analytics
2 8 (0.57%) BusinessWorks
2 8 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (0.57%) SAP HR
2 8 (0.57%) thinkFolio
3 6 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.43%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.29%) Distributed Ledger
4 4 (0.29%) Temenos T24
5 3 (0.21%) Infor M3
5 3 (0.21%) Movex
6 2 (0.14%) ION MarketView
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle AML
6 2 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.14%) Social Studio
6 2 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 1 (0.072%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.072%) Relativity
7 1 (0.072%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 173 (12.39%) Azure
2 145 (10.39%) AWS
3 62 (4.44%) Office 365
4 60 (4.30%) GCP
5 46 (3.30%) Power Platform
6 38 (2.72%) GitHub
7 37 (2.65%) SaaS
8 30 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
9 26 (1.86%) PaaS
10 20 (1.43%) IaaS
11 19 (1.36%) Serverless
12 17 (1.22%) OpenShift
13 16 (1.15%) AWS Lambda
14 13 (0.93%) Amazon S3
14 13 (0.93%) Amazon SQS
14 13 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
15 11 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
16 10 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
17 9 (0.64%) Adobe Creative Cloud
17 9 (0.64%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 50 (3.58%) Firewall
2 38 (2.72%) Internet
3 32 (2.29%) HTTP
3 32 (2.29%) Network Security
4 31 (2.22%) DNS
5 23 (1.65%) DHCP
6 22 (1.58%) WAN
7 21 (1.50%) Skype
8 20 (1.43%) VPN
9 18 (1.29%) LAN
10 16 (1.15%) Wireless
11 13 (0.93%) VoIP
12 12 (0.86%) BGP
13 11 (0.79%) Cisco ASA
13 11 (0.79%) Multicast
13 11 (0.79%) SAN
13 11 (0.79%) TCP/IP
14 10 (0.72%) 4G
14 10 (0.72%) Intrusion Detection
15 9 (0.64%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (7.31%) Big Data
1 102 (7.31%) SQL Server
2 50 (3.58%) NoSQL
3 48 (3.44%) Hadoop
4 46 (3.30%) Power BI
5 40 (2.87%) MongoDB
6 35 (2.51%) MySQL
6 35 (2.51%) Relational Database
7 32 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
8 22 (1.58%) Data Mining
9 20 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
10 19 (1.36%) Amazon Redshift
10 19 (1.36%) Oracle Database
11 18 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
11 18 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 18 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 14 (1.00%) Redis
13 11 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
14 10 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
14 10 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 141 (10.10%) Git (software)
2 95 (6.81%) Jenkins
3 77 (5.52%) JIRA
4 34 (2.44%) Maven
5 22 (1.58%) TeamCity
6 21 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 20 (1.43%) JUnit
8 19 (1.36%) Selenium
9 16 (1.15%) Bitbucket
10 15 (1.07%) Octopus Deploy
11 14 (1.00%) Gradle
12 13 (0.93%) Cucumber
13 11 (0.79%) Grunt
13 11 (0.79%) gulp
13 11 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
14 10 (0.72%) Mockito
14 10 (0.72%) Subversion
14 10 (0.72%) Visual Studio
15 8 (0.57%) Ant
15 8 (0.57%) TestNG
General
1 373 (26.72%) Finance
2 138 (9.89%) Banking
3 102 (7.31%) Front Office
4 69 (4.94%) Marketing
5 54 (3.87%) Investment Banking
6 48 (3.44%) Telecoms
7 45 (3.22%) Public Sector
8 38 (2.72%) Publishing
9 35 (2.51%) Games
10 32 (2.29%) Retail
11 30 (2.15%) Advertising
11 30 (2.15%) Back Office
12 27 (1.93%) Financial Institution
13 23 (1.65%) Legal
14 19 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
15 16 (1.15%) Law
16 15 (1.07%) German Language
17 13 (0.93%) Electronics
18 12 (0.86%) Manufacturing
19 10 (0.72%) French Language
Job Titles
1 390 (27.94%) Developer
2 206 (14.76%) Analyst
3 80 (5.73%) Architect
4 75 (5.37%) Java Developer
5 72 (5.16%) C# Developer
6 64 (4.58%) Business Analyst
7 62 (4.44%) Consultant
8 50 (3.58%) Project Manager
9 49 (3.51%) Data Analyst
9 49 (3.51%) Java Engineer
10 46 (3.30%) Python Developer
11 45 (3.22%) Designer
12 43 (3.08%) Data Scientist
12 43 (3.08%) Software Engineer
13 41 (2.94%) Senior Developer
14 38 (2.72%) Data Engineer
15 33 (2.36%) Support Engineer
16 30 (2.15%) JavaScript Developer
16 30 (2.15%) React Developer
17 28 (2.01%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (10.74%) HTML
2 124 (8.88%) React
3 118 (8.45%) CSS
4 101 (7.23%) AngularJS
5 96 (6.88%) Web Services
6 84 (6.02%) .NET
7 77 (5.52%) REST
8 72 (5.16%) Kafka
8 72 (5.16%) XML
9 65 (4.66%) RESTful
10 59 (4.23%) Spring
11 56 (4.01%) HTML5
12 48 (3.44%) JSON
13 42 (3.01%) Node.js
14 40 (2.87%) Vue.js
15 33 (2.36%) SOAP
16 32 (2.29%) Spring Boot
17 30 (2.15%) CSS3
18 26 (1.86%) Pandas
19 25 (1.79%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 290 (20.77%) Analytical Skills
2 117 (8.38%) User Experience
3 83 (5.95%) Management Information System
4 68 (4.87%) Algorithms
5 54 (3.87%) Data Structures
6 48 (3.44%) Hedge funds
7 45 (3.22%) Mobile App
8 42 (3.01%) Data Centre
9 41 (2.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 41 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
9 41 (2.94%) Public Cloud
10 39 (2.79%) Self-Motivation
11 29 (2.08%) Fixed Income
12 27 (1.93%) Derivative
13 26 (1.86%) Social Media
14 25 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
15 19 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
16 18 (1.29%) Equities
17 15 (1.07%) Virtual Team
18 14 (1.00%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 117 (8.38%) Linux
2 109 (7.81%) Windows
3 36 (2.58%) Unix
4 31 (2.22%) Windows 10
5 30 (2.15%) Android
6 27 (1.93%) Apple iOS
7 25 (1.79%) Windows Server
8 22 (1.58%) Windows 7
9 14 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (0.72%) Mac OS
11 7 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.43%) Mac OS X
12 6 (0.43%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.36%) Debian
13 5 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.36%) VMS
14 3 (0.21%) CentOS
14 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.072%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 566 (40.54%) Computer Science
2 494 (35.39%) Agile Software Development
3 216 (15.47%) Problem-Solving
4 209 (14.97%) Mathematics
5 147 (10.53%) Analytics
6 145 (10.39%) DevOps
7 133 (9.53%) Scrum
8 129 (9.24%) Project Management
9 119 (8.52%) TDD
10 116 (8.31%) Continuous Integration
11 113 (8.09%) Software Engineering
12 111 (7.95%) Microservices
13 108 (7.74%) Machine Learning
14 100 (7.16%) Data Science
15 95 (6.81%) Decision-Making
16 87 (6.23%) Continuous Improvement
17 85 (6.09%) Test Automation
18 84 (6.02%) SDLC
18 84 (6.02%) Stakeholder Management
19 83 (5.95%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 285 (20.42%) Java
2 241 (17.26%) Python
3 216 (15.47%) SQL
4 209 (14.97%) JavaScript
5 151 (10.82%) C#
6 70 (5.01%) C++
7 54 (3.87%) Scala
8 48 (3.44%) R
9 39 (2.79%) TypeScript
10 35 (2.51%) C
10 35 (2.51%) PHP
10 35 (2.51%) PowerShell
11 33 (2.36%) Java 8
12 32 (2.29%) Ruby
13 17 (1.22%) Kotlin
13 17 (1.22%) T-SQL
14 15 (1.07%) Bash Shell
14 15 (1.07%) Shell Script
15 14 (1.00%) PL/SQL
16 13 (0.93%) Perl
Qualifications
1 280 (20.06%) Computer Science Degree
2 120 (8.60%) Master's Degree
3 50 (3.58%) Security Cleared
4 45 (3.22%) Numerate Degree
5 42 (3.01%) CISSP
6 38 (2.72%) Microsoft Certification
7 32 (2.29%) PMI Certification
8 31 (2.22%) PhD
9 30 (2.15%) SC Cleared
10 28 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
11 27 (1.93%) CISM
12 24 (1.72%) PMP
13 19 (1.36%) MCSE
14 18 (1.29%) MCP
15 17 (1.22%) CCNP
16 15 (1.07%) CCNA
16 15 (1.07%) GIAC
17 14 (1.00%) MBA
18 13 (0.93%) ISEB
19 11 (0.79%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (6.16%) QA
2 23 (1.65%) SLA
3 21 (1.50%) GDPR
3 21 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (1.22%) NIST
5 16 (1.15%) PMO
6 14 (1.00%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 7 (0.50%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.43%) COBIT
9 6 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 5 (0.36%) MiFID
10 5 (0.36%) NCSC
10 5 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.29%) HL7
11 4 (0.29%) NIST 800
12 3 (0.21%) IFRS
13 2 (0.14%) EMIR
13 2 (0.14%) HIPAA
13 2 (0.14%) Solvency II
System Software
1 85 (6.09%) Docker
2 66 (4.73%) Active Directory
3 32 (2.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (0.72%) vSphere
4 10 (0.72%) XenDesktop
5 9 (0.64%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.64%) XenApp
6 3 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.14%) NFS
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.14%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.072%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.072%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.072%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.072%) HDFS
8 1 (0.072%) KVM
8 1 (0.072%) LXC
Systems Management
1 74 (5.30%) Kubernetes
2 44 (3.15%) Ansible
3 32 (2.29%) Terraform
4 17 (1.22%) SCCM
5 16 (1.15%) Puppet
6 15 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (0.72%) Control-M
8 8 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
9 7 (0.50%) Backup Exec
9 7 (0.50%) Salt
10 5 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (0.36%) Nagios
11 4 (0.29%) Grafana
11 4 (0.29%) Kubeflow
11 4 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (0.29%) Packer
11 4 (0.29%) QRadar
11 4 (0.29%) WSUS
12 3 (0.21%) SCOM
12 3 (0.21%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 192 (13.75%) Microsoft
2 83 (5.95%) Oracle
3 73 (5.23%) Google
4 64 (4.58%) Cisco
5 49 (3.51%) VMware
6 45 (3.22%) Salesforce.com
7 44 (3.15%) Tableau
8 40 (2.87%) SAP
9 29 (2.08%) Adobe
10 23 (1.65%) Citrix
11 22 (1.58%) Dell
12 20 (1.43%) Bloomberg
13 18 (1.29%) EMC
13 18 (1.29%) NetApp
13 18 (1.29%) ServiceNow
14 14 (1.00%) Red Hat
14 14 (1.00%) Splunk
15 13 (0.93%) Cadence
16 12 (0.86%) HP
17 11 (0.79%) Teradata