Period
to 16 November 2019

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 November 2019 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 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 50 60 47
Rank change year-on-year +10 -13 -9
Contract jobs citing Degree 1,689 2,001 2,323
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.72% 4.32% 4.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 28.19% 27.12% 29.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,120 1,281 1,616
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £275 £281 £300
90th Percentile £713 £675 £675
England median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.78% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 48 63
London median hourly rate £36.70 £35.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.38% +49.47% +18.75%
10th Percentile £11.58 £13.00 £13.31
90th Percentile £52.50 £115.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% +17.19% +20.79%

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 5,991 7,379 7,849
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.75% 15.94% 16.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,011 4,738 5,217
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £310 £275 £263
90th Percentile £694 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 191 180
London median hourly rate £35.00 £23.84 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.84% +19.18% +4.55%
10th Percentile £16.05 £13.00 £13.49
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £25.83
% change year-on-year +40.00% -3.21% +3.32%

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 16 November 2019.

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 November 2019.

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 November 2019. 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 -1 343 £500 - 324
West London +22 128 £450 +14.29% 163
East London +12 27 £525 +5.53% 67
South London +20 20 £478 -0.52% 49
North London +11 9 £450 -2.70% 24
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 2019, 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.

1 643 (38.07%) Computer Science
2 584 (34.58%) Agile Software Development
3 497 (29.43%) Finance
4 319 (18.89%) Analytical Skills
5 316 (18.71%) Java
6 314 (18.59%) Computer Science Degree
7 286 (16.93%) SQL
8 283 (16.76%) Python
9 244 (14.45%) JavaScript
10 233 (13.80%) Problem-Solving
11 230 (13.62%) Mathematics
12 224 (13.26%) Microsoft
13 203 (12.02%) Analytics
14 202 (11.96%) Azure
15 183 (10.83%) Project Management
16 175 (10.36%) AWS
17 173 (10.24%) HTML
18 171 (10.12%) Scrum
18 171 (10.12%) Banking
19 155 (9.18%) C#
20 148 (8.76%) Windows
21 145 (8.58%) DevOps
21 145 (8.58%) Master's Degree
22 136 (8.05%) User Experience
23 135 (7.99%) React
23 135 (7.99%) CSS
23 135 (7.99%) Data Science
24 134 (7.93%) Linux
25 132 (7.82%) TDD
25 132 (7.82%) Git (software)

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 81 (4.80%) Apache Spark
2 53 (3.14%) SharePoint
3 43 (2.55%) Confluence
4 33 (1.95%) Elasticsearch
5 29 (1.72%) SAS
6 28 (1.66%) Skype for Business
7 26 (1.54%) Apache
8 21 (1.24%) MS Exchange
9 19 (1.12%) IIS
10 15 (0.89%) CMS
11 14 (0.83%) Jupyter
12 9 (0.53%) WebLogic
13 8 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 7 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
15 6 (0.36%) Apache Airflow
15 6 (0.36%) JBoss
15 6 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
16 5 (0.30%) ArcGIS
16 5 (0.30%) Moodle
16 5 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 123 (7.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 105 (6.22%) Microsoft Office
3 55 (3.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 25 (1.48%) MS Visio
5 21 (1.24%) Sketch
6 15 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
7 13 (0.77%) Adobe Illustrator
7 13 (0.77%) Photoshop
7 13 (0.77%) SPSS
8 11 (0.65%) InVision
9 10 (0.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 10 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
10 6 (0.36%) Stata
11 4 (0.24%) Figma
11 4 (0.24%) OmniGraffle
12 3 (0.18%) Adobe Premiere
12 3 (0.18%) Adobe XD
12 3 (0.18%) Zeplin
13 2 (0.12%) AutoCAD
14 1 (0.059%) Maya
Business Applications
1 15 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.59%) SAP HR
3 9 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.53%) FINCAD Analytics
3 9 (0.53%) Temenos T24
4 8 (0.47%) BusinessWorks
5 7 (0.41%) thinkFolio
6 4 (0.24%) Distributed Ledger
7 3 (0.18%) Infor M3
7 3 (0.18%) Movex
7 3 (0.18%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
7 3 (0.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 2 (0.12%) ION MarketView
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.12%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.059%) Eikon
9 1 (0.059%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 202 (11.96%) Azure
2 175 (10.36%) AWS
3 89 (5.27%) Office 365
4 60 (3.55%) GCP
5 47 (2.78%) Power Platform
6 39 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
7 38 (2.25%) SaaS
8 33 (1.95%) GitHub
9 31 (1.84%) Serverless
10 28 (1.66%) PaaS
11 26 (1.54%) Amazon S3
12 25 (1.48%) AWS Lambda
13 23 (1.36%) IaaS
14 20 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
15 19 (1.12%) Amazon SQS
15 19 (1.12%) OpenShift
16 15 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
17 14 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
17 14 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
18 13 (0.77%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 64 (3.79%) Firewall
2 56 (3.32%) Internet
3 35 (2.07%) DNS
4 34 (2.01%) WAN
5 33 (1.95%) Skype
6 30 (1.78%) Network Security
6 30 (1.78%) VPN
7 26 (1.54%) HTTP
8 24 (1.42%) DHCP
9 22 (1.30%) LAN
10 16 (0.95%) Wireless
11 14 (0.83%) Intranet
11 14 (0.83%) TCP/IP
12 12 (0.71%) BGP
13 11 (0.65%) SAN
13 11 (0.65%) VoIP
14 10 (0.59%) Cisco ASA
14 10 (0.59%) Multicast
15 9 (0.53%) 4G
15 9 (0.53%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 105 (6.22%) Big Data
3 61 (3.61%) Hadoop
4 50 (2.96%) NoSQL
5 47 (2.78%) Power BI
6 44 (2.61%) MongoDB
7 43 (2.55%) Relational Database
8 41 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
9 39 (2.31%) MySQL
10 29 (1.72%) Amazon Redshift
11 27 (1.60%) Data Mining
12 25 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
13 23 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
14 22 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
14 22 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 18 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 16 (0.95%) Oracle Database
17 15 (0.89%) Amazon Athena
17 15 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 13 (0.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 132 (7.82%) Git (software)
2 98 (5.80%) Jenkins
3 88 (5.21%) JIRA
4 27 (1.60%) Maven
5 22 (1.30%) Selenium
5 22 (1.30%) Visual Studio
6 21 (1.24%) TeamCity
7 18 (1.07%) Cucumber
7 18 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (1.01%) webpack
9 16 (0.95%) Bitbucket
10 15 (0.89%) Gradle
11 14 (0.83%) Hudson
12 12 (0.71%) JUnit
13 11 (0.65%) Rational DOORS
14 10 (0.59%) Axure RP
14 10 (0.59%) QARun
14 10 (0.59%) QF-Test
14 10 (0.59%) Visual Studio Team System
14 10 (0.59%) WinRunner
General
1 497 (29.43%) Finance
2 171 (10.12%) Banking
3 118 (6.99%) Front Office
4 107 (6.34%) Marketing
5 62 (3.67%) Investment Banking
5 62 (3.67%) Public Sector
6 55 (3.26%) Telecoms
7 52 (3.08%) Retail
8 45 (2.66%) Publishing
9 43 (2.55%) Advertising
9 43 (2.55%) Games
10 34 (2.01%) Back Office
10 34 (2.01%) Financial Institution
10 34 (2.01%) Legal
11 28 (1.66%) Law
12 26 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
13 21 (1.24%) Electronics
14 20 (1.18%) German Language
14 20 (1.18%) Manufacturing
15 14 (0.83%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 416 (24.63%) Developer
2 265 (15.69%) Analyst
3 105 (6.22%) Architect
4 81 (4.80%) Business Analyst
5 77 (4.56%) Project Manager
6 68 (4.03%) Consultant
7 67 (3.97%) Java Developer
8 63 (3.73%) C# Developer
9 62 (3.67%) Data Scientist
10 59 (3.49%) Data Engineer
11 57 (3.37%) Data Analyst
12 50 (2.96%) Designer
13 47 (2.78%) Python Developer
14 45 (2.66%) Senior Developer
15 42 (2.49%) Java Engineer
16 40 (2.37%) Software Engineer
17 37 (2.19%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 35 (2.07%) DevOps Engineer
19 34 (2.01%) React Developer
19 34 (2.01%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (10.24%) HTML
2 135 (7.99%) CSS
2 135 (7.99%) React
3 113 (6.69%) AngularJS
4 101 (5.98%) Web Services
5 100 (5.92%) .NET
6 84 (4.97%) REST
7 71 (4.20%) Kafka
8 67 (3.97%) RESTful
8 67 (3.97%) XML
9 63 (3.73%) Node.js
10 59 (3.49%) Spring
11 58 (3.43%) HTML5
12 45 (2.66%) Vue.js
13 43 (2.55%) JSON
14 41 (2.43%) Natural Language Processing
14 41 (2.43%) SOAP
15 36 (2.13%) Redux
16 35 (2.07%) CSS3
17 34 (2.01%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 319 (18.89%) Analytical Skills
2 136 (8.05%) User Experience
3 95 (5.62%) Management Information System
4 78 (4.62%) Algorithms
5 60 (3.55%) Data Structures
6 53 (3.14%) Hedge funds
7 49 (2.90%) Mobile App
8 44 (2.61%) Greenfield Project
8 44 (2.61%) Public Cloud
9 43 (2.55%) Data Centre
9 43 (2.55%) Self-Motivation
10 36 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 29 (1.72%) Fixed Income
12 27 (1.60%) Derivative
13 24 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
14 23 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
15 21 (1.24%) Equities
15 21 (1.24%) Social Media
16 17 (1.01%) Virtual Team
17 14 (0.83%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 148 (8.76%) Windows
2 134 (7.93%) Linux
3 48 (2.84%) Windows 10
4 43 (2.55%) Unix
5 29 (1.72%) Android
6 28 (1.66%) Apple iOS
7 26 (1.54%) Windows 7
8 25 (1.48%) Windows Server
9 13 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (0.59%) Mac OS
11 7 (0.41%) VMS
12 6 (0.36%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.30%) Debian
13 5 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.30%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
14 4 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
14 4 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
15 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.12%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 643 (38.07%) Computer Science
2 584 (34.58%) Agile Software Development
3 233 (13.80%) Problem-Solving
4 230 (13.62%) Mathematics
5 203 (12.02%) Analytics
6 183 (10.83%) Project Management
7 171 (10.12%) Scrum
8 145 (8.58%) DevOps
9 135 (7.99%) Data Science
10 132 (7.82%) TDD
11 131 (7.76%) Machine Learning
12 117 (6.93%) Continuous Integration
13 116 (6.87%) Decision-Making
14 115 (6.81%) Software Engineering
15 111 (6.57%) Stakeholder Management
16 106 (6.28%) Statistics
17 105 (6.22%) Microservices
17 105 (6.22%) Migration
18 101 (5.98%) SDLC
19 98 (5.80%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 316 (18.71%) Java
2 286 (16.93%) SQL
3 283 (16.76%) Python
4 244 (14.45%) JavaScript
5 155 (9.18%) C#
6 92 (5.45%) C++
7 70 (4.14%) Scala
8 58 (3.43%) R
9 56 (3.32%) PowerShell
10 48 (2.84%) PHP
11 46 (2.72%) C
12 44 (2.61%) TypeScript
13 30 (1.78%) Java 8
13 30 (1.78%) Ruby
14 27 (1.60%) Perl
15 21 (1.24%) Bash Shell
15 21 (1.24%) Go
15 21 (1.24%) Shell Script
16 19 (1.12%) PL/SQL
17 15 (0.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 314 (18.59%) Computer Science Degree
2 145 (8.58%) Master's Degree
3 74 (4.38%) Security Cleared
4 57 (3.37%) SC Cleared
5 53 (3.14%) CISSP
6 52 (3.08%) PhD
7 41 (2.43%) Numerate Degree
8 40 (2.37%) PMI Certification
9 39 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
10 33 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
10 33 (1.95%) PMP
11 31 (1.84%) CISM
12 25 (1.48%) MBA
13 19 (1.12%) CCNP
13 19 (1.12%) MCSE
14 17 (1.01%) CISA
15 16 (0.95%) HND
15 16 (0.95%) ISEB
16 15 (0.89%) MCP
17 14 (0.83%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (5.62%) QA
2 35 (2.07%) SLA
3 23 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (1.24%) GDPR
4 21 (1.24%) NIST
5 19 (1.12%) PMO
6 13 (0.77%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.53%) COBIT
8 8 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 8 (0.47%) MiFID
8 8 (0.47%) PCI DSS
9 7 (0.41%) Actionable Recommendations
10 6 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 6 (0.36%) NCSC
11 4 (0.24%) GMP
11 4 (0.24%) NIST 800
11 4 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.18%) ECSS
12 3 (0.18%) HL7
13 2 (0.12%) HIPAA
System Software
1 100 (5.92%) Docker
2 81 (4.80%) Active Directory
3 31 (1.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (0.59%) XenDesktop
6 8 (0.47%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.36%) vSphere
7 6 (0.36%) XenApp
8 4 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 3 (0.18%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 3 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.12%) NFS
10 2 (0.12%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.059%) HDFS
11 1 (0.059%) KVM
11 1 (0.059%) Varnish
11 1 (0.059%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.059%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 67 (3.97%) Kubernetes
2 44 (2.61%) Ansible
3 38 (2.25%) Terraform
4 29 (1.72%) SCCM
5 18 (1.07%) Puppet
6 16 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (0.77%) Kibana
7 13 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
8 10 (0.59%) Control-M
8 10 (0.59%) Nagios
9 9 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
10 6 (0.36%) Backup Exec
10 6 (0.36%) Salt
11 5 (0.30%) Grafana
12 4 (0.24%) ITRS Geneos
12 4 (0.24%) logstash
12 4 (0.24%) Packer
12 4 (0.24%) QRadar
12 4 (0.24%) SCOM
12 4 (0.24%) WSUS
Vendors
1 224 (13.26%) Microsoft
2 97 (5.74%) Oracle
3 85 (5.03%) Cisco
4 81 (4.80%) Google
5 56 (3.32%) Salesforce.com
6 54 (3.20%) VMware
7 50 (2.96%) SAP
8 49 (2.90%) Tableau
9 35 (2.07%) Adobe
10 30 (1.78%) Citrix
11 24 (1.42%) Dell
11 24 (1.42%) EMC
12 22 (1.30%) NetApp
13 21 (1.24%) ServiceNow
14 20 (1.18%) Bloomberg
15 18 (1.07%) Splunk
16 15 (0.89%) Apple
17 14 (0.83%) Atlassian
17 14 (0.83%) HP
18 13 (0.77%) Cadence