Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 39 32
Rank change year-on-year -4 -7 -1
Contract jobs citing Degree 2,360 2,096 2,437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.07% 5.15% 5.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.54% 30.87% 31.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,614 1,350 1,615
London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £258
90th Percentile £675 £650 £675
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 46 62
London median hourly rate £28.50 £21.85 £21.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.46% +0.95% +23.66%
10th Percentile £15.45 £10.70 £12.02
90th Percentile £57.50 £47.38 £38.49
England median hourly rate £34.11 £29.75 £36.75
% change year-on-year +14.66% -19.05% +24.58%

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 7,988 6,790 7,768
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.15% 16.69% 17.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,295 4,457 5,246
London median daily rate £490 £451 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.77% +0.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £258 £275 £263
90th Percentile £670 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 127 126
London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.55 £12.02
90th Percentile £53.10 £50.00 £43.91
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £26.93
% change year-on-year -9.09% +2.14% +41.71%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 19 February 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 -11 416 £525 +10.53% 363
West London +6 202 £450 - 218
South London -30 56 £475 +8.57% 39
East London +5 53 £550 +29.41% 68
North London -9 5 £360 +44.00% 19
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 818 (34.66%) Computer Science
2 772 (32.71%) Finance
3 762 (32.29%) Agile Software Development
4 491 (20.81%) SQL
4 491 (20.81%) Computer Science Degree
5 443 (18.77%) Java
6 440 (18.64%) Analytical Skills
7 344 (14.58%) Python
8 330 (13.98%) Analytics
9 329 (13.94%) Project Management
10 301 (12.75%) Microsoft
11 293 (12.42%) Linux
12 288 (12.20%) Banking
13 287 (12.16%) C#
14 283 (11.99%) Mathematics
15 242 (10.25%) Scrum
16 241 (10.21%) JavaScript
17 230 (9.75%) TDD
18 223 (9.45%) SQL Server
19 221 (9.36%) SDLC
20 200 (8.47%) HTML
20 200 (8.47%) Windows
20 200 (8.47%) Microsoft Excel
21 196 (8.31%) .NET
22 193 (8.18%) Git (software)
23 191 (8.09%) C++
24 184 (7.80%) OO
25 181 (7.67%) Web Services
25 181 (7.67%) Master's Degree
26 180 (7.63%) Marketing

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 62 (2.63%) Confluence
1 62 (2.63%) SAS
2 57 (2.42%) SharePoint
3 52 (2.20%) CMS
4 49 (2.08%) Apache Spark
5 42 (1.78%) Apache
6 28 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
7 25 (1.06%) OpenStack
8 17 (0.72%) nginx
8 17 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 16 (0.68%) MS Exchange
10 15 (0.64%) IIS
11 14 (0.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 14 (0.59%) Skype for Business
12 13 (0.55%) Apache Solr
13 12 (0.51%) Tomcat
14 11 (0.47%) Apache Pig
14 11 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
14 11 (0.47%) Drupal
14 11 (0.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 200 (8.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 132 (5.59%) Microsoft Office
3 86 (3.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 40 (1.69%) Microsoft Project
5 32 (1.36%) MS Visio
6 27 (1.14%) Photoshop
7 21 (0.89%) SPSS
8 18 (0.76%) Adobe Illustrator
9 17 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
10 13 (0.55%) InVision
11 9 (0.38%) InDesign
11 9 (0.38%) Stata
12 8 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 5 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
14 4 (0.17%) Adobe After Effects
14 4 (0.17%) Adobe Premiere
15 3 (0.13%) Chatbot
15 3 (0.13%) InfoPath
15 3 (0.13%) SmartSuite
16 2 (0.085%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 16 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.55%) ION MarketView
3 12 (0.51%) Elite 3E
4 10 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (0.38%) Adobe Campaign
5 9 (0.38%) ReMetrica
6 8 (0.34%) SAP SD
7 7 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
8 6 (0.25%) Kondor
8 6 (0.25%) NetSuite
9 5 (0.21%) Radian6
9 5 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 5 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 4 (0.17%) Eloqua
10 4 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
10 4 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
10 4 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
11 3 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
11 3 (0.13%) HiPortfolio
11 3 (0.13%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 167 (7.08%) Amazon AWS
2 151 (6.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 48 (2.03%) Office 365
4 39 (1.65%) SaaS
5 35 (1.48%) Google Analytics
6 29 (1.23%) IaaS
6 29 (1.23%) PaaS
7 26 (1.10%) Amazon S3
8 22 (0.93%) npm
9 20 (0.85%) GitHub
10 19 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
11 18 (0.76%) OpenShift
12 14 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
13 12 (0.51%) Amazon SQS
14 11 (0.47%) Serverless
15 9 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
16 8 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
16 8 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
16 8 (0.34%) Force.com
16 8 (0.34%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 91 (3.86%) Internet
2 76 (3.22%) Firewall
3 69 (2.92%) TCP/IP
4 40 (1.69%) SSL
5 39 (1.65%) DNS
6 38 (1.61%) VPN
7 32 (1.36%) WAN
8 31 (1.31%) HTTP
9 29 (1.23%) LAN
10 28 (1.19%) Network Security
11 22 (0.93%) DHCP
11 22 (0.93%) FTP
12 19 (0.81%) SMS
13 15 (0.64%) Intranet
13 15 (0.64%) Wireless
14 13 (0.55%) BGP
14 13 (0.55%) LTE
14 13 (0.55%) Skype
14 13 (0.55%) SMTP
15 12 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 223 (9.45%) SQL Server
2 127 (5.38%) Big Data
3 123 (5.21%) Relational Database
4 101 (4.28%) MySQL
5 88 (3.73%) Hadoop
5 88 (3.73%) NoSQL
6 66 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
7 65 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
8 58 (2.46%) Power BI
9 56 (2.37%) MongoDB
10 43 (1.82%) Apache Cassandra
11 42 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 40 (1.69%) RDBMS
13 34 (1.44%) HBase
14 33 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
15 32 (1.36%) SQL Server 2014
15 32 (1.36%) SQL Server 2016
16 29 (1.23%) Redis
17 28 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 27 (1.14%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 193 (8.18%) Git (software)
2 134 (5.68%) JIRA
3 91 (3.86%) Jenkins
4 60 (2.54%) Cucumber
5 57 (2.42%) Subversion
6 53 (2.25%) Maven
6 53 (2.25%) TeamCity
7 49 (2.08%) Selenium
8 44 (1.86%) Gradle
9 38 (1.61%) Bitbucket
10 27 (1.14%) JUnit
11 24 (1.02%) gulp
12 23 (0.97%) Visual Studio
12 23 (0.97%) webpack
12 23 (0.97%) Xcode
13 22 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
14 21 (0.89%) Appium
15 20 (0.85%) Grunt
15 20 (0.85%) Mercurial
16 15 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 772 (32.71%) Finance
2 288 (12.20%) Banking
3 180 (7.63%) Marketing
4 146 (6.19%) Front Office
5 109 (4.62%) Legal
6 107 (4.53%) Retail
7 105 (4.45%) Investment Banking
8 101 (4.28%) Telecoms
9 51 (2.16%) Games
9 51 (2.16%) Law
10 42 (1.78%) Financial Institution
11 39 (1.65%) Advertising
11 39 (1.65%) Publishing
12 31 (1.31%) Manufacturing
13 23 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
14 21 (0.89%) Back Office
14 21 (0.89%) Electronics
15 15 (0.64%) Billing
15 15 (0.64%) French Language
15 15 (0.64%) German Language
Job Titles
1 705 (29.87%) Developer
2 423 (17.92%) Analyst
3 190 (8.05%) Java Developer
4 170 (7.20%) Business Analyst
5 147 (6.23%) C# Developer
6 122 (5.17%) Senior Developer
7 120 (5.08%) Project Manager
8 99 (4.19%) Architect
9 94 (3.98%) Consultant
10 73 (3.09%) Senior Analyst
11 61 (2.58%) Data Analyst
12 59 (2.50%) Senior Java Developer
13 54 (2.29%) Designer
14 50 (2.12%) User Researcher
15 45 (1.91%) .NET Developer
16 44 (1.86%) Data Scientist
16 44 (1.86%) WPF Developer
17 41 (1.74%) Python Developer
18 39 (1.65%) Junior
18 39 (1.65%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 200 (8.47%) HTML
2 196 (8.31%) .NET
3 181 (7.67%) Web Services
4 155 (6.57%) CSS
5 116 (4.92%) Spring
6 101 (4.28%) XML
7 99 (4.19%) REST
7 99 (4.19%) RESTful
8 97 (4.11%) AngularJS
9 87 (3.69%) WPF
10 82 (3.47%) HTML5
11 71 (3.01%) React
12 68 (2.88%) Node.js
12 68 (2.88%) WCF
13 59 (2.50%) Hibernate
13 59 (2.50%) JSON
14 56 (2.37%) jQuery
15 55 (2.33%) SOAP
16 41 (1.74%) CSS3
17 40 (1.69%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 818 (34.66%) Computer Science
2 440 (18.64%) Analytical Skills
3 165 (6.99%) User Experience
4 122 (5.17%) Management Information System
5 104 (4.41%) Algorithms
6 99 (4.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 85 (3.60%) Data Structures
8 72 (3.05%) Mobile App
9 64 (2.71%) Greenfield Project
10 57 (2.42%) Virtual Team
11 54 (2.29%) Fixed Income
12 50 (2.12%) Equities
13 48 (2.03%) Derivative
14 44 (1.86%) PMI
15 40 (1.69%) Credit Risk
15 40 (1.69%) Data Centre
16 39 (1.65%) Fintech
17 38 (1.61%) Hedge funds
18 36 (1.53%) Cyberthreat
19 33 (1.40%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 293 (12.42%) Linux
2 200 (8.47%) Windows
3 137 (5.81%) Unix
4 75 (3.18%) Android
5 57 (2.42%) Apple iOS
6 47 (1.99%) Windows Server
7 33 (1.40%) Windows 10
8 31 (1.31%) Windows 7
9 22 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (0.51%) CentOS
13 10 (0.42%) Mac OS X
14 7 (0.30%) Mac OS
14 7 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (0.25%) Ubuntu
16 5 (0.21%) Windows 8
17 3 (0.13%) VMS
18 2 (0.085%) Debian
18 2 (0.085%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 762 (32.29%) Agile Software Development
2 330 (13.98%) Analytics
3 329 (13.94%) Project Management
4 283 (11.99%) Mathematics
5 242 (10.25%) Scrum
6 230 (9.75%) TDD
7 221 (9.36%) SDLC
8 184 (7.80%) OO
9 179 (7.58%) Test Automation
10 165 (6.99%) Software Engineering
11 150 (6.36%) Stakeholder Management
12 148 (6.27%) DevOps
13 145 (6.14%) Multithreading
14 137 (5.81%) Business Intelligence
15 122 (5.17%) ITIL
16 117 (4.96%) Continuous Integration
16 117 (4.96%) E-Commerce
17 115 (4.87%) PRINCE2
18 114 (4.83%) Business Analysis
19 110 (4.66%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 491 (20.81%) SQL
2 443 (18.77%) Java
3 344 (14.58%) Python
4 287 (12.16%) C#
5 241 (10.21%) JavaScript
6 191 (8.09%) C++
7 119 (5.04%) C
8 97 (4.11%) R
9 81 (3.43%) Scala
10 55 (2.33%) Ruby
11 52 (2.20%) PowerShell
12 49 (2.08%) Bash Shell
13 47 (1.99%) VBA
14 45 (1.91%) T-SQL
15 43 (1.82%) Shell Script
16 36 (1.53%) Apple Swift
17 31 (1.31%) PHP
18 30 (1.27%) MATLAB
19 28 (1.19%) Perl
20 23 (0.97%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 491 (20.81%) Computer Science Degree
2 181 (7.67%) Master's Degree
3 129 (5.47%) Numerate Degree
4 114 (4.83%) Security Cleared
5 86 (3.64%) CISSP
6 76 (3.22%) PMI Certification
7 64 (2.71%) PMP
7 64 (2.71%) SC Cleared
8 59 (2.50%) PhD
9 51 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
10 47 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
11 39 (1.65%) CISM
12 35 (1.48%) MBA
13 32 (1.36%) ISEB
14 28 (1.19%) CCNA
15 26 (1.10%) CISA
16 23 (0.97%) CCIE
16 23 (0.97%) MCSE
17 22 (0.93%) MCP
18 21 (0.89%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (7.08%) QA
2 64 (2.71%) PMO
3 63 (2.67%) GDPR
4 43 (1.82%) Data Quality
5 33 (1.40%) PCI DSS
6 30 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 28 (1.19%) SLA
8 15 (0.64%) MiFID
9 9 (0.38%) HL7
9 9 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 8 (0.34%) IFRS
10 8 (0.34%) P3O
10 8 (0.34%) WAI
11 6 (0.25%) IFRS 9
12 5 (0.21%) COBIT
12 5 (0.21%) Solvency II
13 4 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
13 4 (0.17%) ISO 9001
13 4 (0.17%) NIST 800
14 2 (0.085%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 69 (2.92%) Docker
2 55 (2.33%) Active Directory
3 30 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (0.72%) HDFS
5 10 (0.42%) Hyper-V
6 9 (0.38%) Apache Flume
7 8 (0.34%) Firmware
7 8 (0.34%) iptables
8 6 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.25%) XenApp
9 5 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (0.21%) Xen
10 4 (0.17%) BitLocker
10 4 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.17%) NFS
10 4 (0.17%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.085%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.085%) OpenDJ
11 2 (0.085%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 43 (1.82%) Ansible
2 35 (1.48%) Kubernetes
3 30 (1.27%) Puppet
4 25 (1.06%) Terraform
5 24 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (0.68%) SCCM
7 15 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
8 14 (0.59%) Salt
9 13 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
10 10 (0.42%) Packer
11 7 (0.30%) Backup Exec
12 6 (0.25%) CA Single Sign-On
12 6 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
12 6 (0.25%) Nagios
12 6 (0.25%) Nessus
12 6 (0.25%) NetBackup
12 6 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
12 6 (0.25%) Oozie
12 6 (0.25%) SELinux
13 5 (0.21%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 301 (12.75%) Microsoft
2 147 (6.23%) Oracle
3 92 (3.90%) Tableau
4 87 (3.69%) Cisco
5 76 (3.22%) Google
6 70 (2.97%) Salesforce.com
7 65 (2.75%) Adobe
7 65 (2.75%) SAP
8 38 (1.61%) HP
9 37 (1.57%) VMware
10 35 (1.48%) Citrix
11 30 (1.27%) Sybase
12 28 (1.19%) Red Hat
13 26 (1.10%) Apple
14 24 (1.02%) Alteryx
14 24 (1.02%) Splunk
15 22 (0.93%) Bloomberg
16 21 (0.89%) CheckPoint
17 20 (0.85%) Atlassian
18 18 (0.76%) McAfee