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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 44 34
Rank change year-on-year +2 -10  
Contract jobs citing Degree 1014 1068 1139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.96% 4.93% 4.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.93% 29.11% 31.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 656 728 709
Median daily rate £469 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.16% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 27 25
Median hourly rate £23.99 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.95% -11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £14.55 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.25 £32.79 £37.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £36.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +9.09%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in London.

Academic & Professional Certification
London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3388 3669 3639
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 16.57% 16.93% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2216 2547 2335
Median daily rate £475 £454 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.68% +6.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £625 £593
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 44 94
Median hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £24.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.63% -22.01%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £14.02 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £32.00 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Degree as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -2 145 £500 +11.11% 175
Brentford - 5 £425 - 1
Docklands, London 0 3 £313 -27.32%
Croydon -9 3 £400 -7.62% 5
South Croydon - 3 - -
Canary Wharf - 3 £185 -
Harrow +6 2 - -
West End of London +8 1 £575 +35.29% 25
Heathrow +4 1 £363 -17.14%
Bromley +4 1 - -
Chiswick +2 1 £300 -
Greenford 0 1 £344 +41.85%
Osterley -7 1 £480 -6.79%
Orpington - 1 - -
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 701 (33.60%) Finance
2 679 (32.55%) Computer Science
3 654 (31.35%) Agile Software Development
4 456 (21.86%) SQL
5 442 (21.19%) Analytical Skills
6 408 (19.56%) Java
7 374 (17.93%) Computer Science Degree
8 329 (15.77%) Banking
9 281 (13.47%) Project Management
10 280 (13.42%) Microsoft
11 279 (13.37%) Analytics
12 255 (12.22%) JavaScript
13 251 (12.03%) Python
14 250 (11.98%) HTML
15 249 (11.94%) Mathematics
16 232 (11.12%) Scrum
17 219 (10.50%) Linux
18 212 (10.16%) CSS
19 203 (9.73%) SQL Server
19 203 (9.73%) Business Intelligence
20 186 (8.92%) User Experience
21 183 (8.77%) TDD
22 181 (8.68%) C#
23 175 (8.39%) Windows
23 175 (8.39%) Microsoft Excel
24 174 (8.34%) Oracle
25 166 (7.96%) PRINCE2
26 165 (7.91%) ITIL
27 164 (7.86%) Stakeholder Management
27 164 (7.86%) 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 58 (2.78%) Confluence
2 57 (2.73%) Apache
3 53 (2.54%) SAS
3 53 (2.54%) SharePoint
4 48 (2.30%) Apache Spark
5 40 (1.92%) CMS
6 39 (1.87%) Tomcat
7 36 (1.73%) JBoss
8 33 (1.58%) WebSphere
9 21 (1.01%) WebLogic
10 19 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
10 19 (0.91%) IIS
11 17 (0.81%) Apache Pig
12 15 (0.72%) MS Exchange
12 15 (0.72%) Oracle Coherence
13 12 (0.58%) GlassFish
13 12 (0.58%) OpenStack
13 12 (0.58%) Skype for Business
14 11 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
15 10 (0.48%) nginx
Applications
1 175 (8.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 144 (6.90%) Microsoft Office
3 79 (3.79%) MS Visio
4 56 (2.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 51 (2.44%) Microsoft Project
6 37 (1.77%) Photoshop
7 23 (1.10%) Adobe Illustrator
8 22 (1.05%) SPSS
9 19 (0.91%) OmniGraffle
10 9 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
11 8 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 8 (0.38%) Stata
12 7 (0.34%) InVision
13 5 (0.24%) Pixate
14 3 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
14 3 (0.14%) EViews
14 3 (0.14%) Fireworks
15 2 (0.096%) InDesign
15 2 (0.096%) SmartSuite
16 1 (0.048%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 17 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
1 17 (0.81%) Eloqua
1 17 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 15 (0.72%) ION MarketView
3 12 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
5 9 (0.43%) FastStats
6 6 (0.29%) CA PPM
6 6 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
7 5 (0.24%) iTrent
7 5 (0.24%) NetSuite
7 5 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
7 5 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
8 4 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.19%) RMDS
9 3 (0.14%) Actimize
9 3 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
9 3 (0.14%) Dynamics SL
9 3 (0.14%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 82 (3.93%) Amazon AWS
2 71 (3.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 49 (2.35%) Office 365
4 37 (1.77%) SaaS
5 32 (1.53%) GitHub
6 26 (1.25%) PaaS
7 21 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
8 17 (0.81%) Heroku
9 11 (0.53%) IaaS
10 10 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
10 10 (0.48%) OpenShift
11 9 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 8 (0.38%) Google Analytics
13 7 (0.34%) Mimecast
14 6 (0.29%) G Suite
14 6 (0.29%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 5 (0.24%) Amazon EMR
15 5 (0.24%) BlueKai
15 5 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
16 4 (0.19%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 98 (4.70%) Internet
2 74 (3.55%) Firewall
3 34 (1.63%) TCP/IP
4 33 (1.58%) VPN
5 29 (1.39%) SSL
6 27 (1.29%) DNS
7 25 (1.20%) HTTP
7 25 (1.20%) Network Security
7 25 (1.20%) Wireless
8 18 (0.86%) LAN
9 16 (0.77%) Intrusion Detection
10 13 (0.62%) LDAP
10 13 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
11 12 (0.58%) Intranet
11 12 (0.58%) Kerberos
11 12 (0.58%) WAN
12 11 (0.53%) DHCP
12 11 (0.53%) SAN
13 10 (0.48%) Wireshark
14 9 (0.43%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (9.73%) SQL Server
2 111 (5.32%) Relational Database
3 103 (4.94%) Big Data
4 96 (4.60%) Data Warehouse
5 95 (4.55%) Hadoop
6 79 (3.79%) NoSQL
7 56 (2.68%) MySQL
8 55 (2.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 42 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 41 (1.97%) Apache Hive
11 39 (1.87%) MongoDB
12 36 (1.73%) QlikView
13 34 (1.63%) Apache Cassandra
14 29 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
14 29 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 28 (1.34%) RDBMS
15 28 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
16 27 (1.29%) Power BI
17 21 (1.01%) Data Mining
18 19 (0.91%) DB2
Development Applications
1 157 (7.53%) Git (software)
2 126 (6.04%) JIRA
3 113 (5.42%) Jenkins
4 63 (3.02%) Maven
5 57 (2.73%) Subversion
6 46 (2.21%) TeamCity
7 40 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
8 32 (1.53%) JUnit
9 29 (1.39%) Cucumber
10 27 (1.29%) Selenium
11 24 (1.15%) Visual Studio
11 24 (1.15%) webpack
12 23 (1.10%) Bitbucket
13 22 (1.05%) gulp
13 22 (1.05%) Jasmine
14 21 (1.01%) Axure RP
15 19 (0.91%) Gradle
16 18 (0.86%) Eclipse
16 18 (0.86%) Grunt
17 16 (0.77%) Mockito
General
1 701 (33.60%) Finance
2 329 (15.77%) Banking
3 164 (7.86%) Marketing
4 135 (6.47%) Front Office
5 131 (6.28%) Investment Banking
6 112 (5.37%) Retail
7 111 (5.32%) Legal
8 82 (3.93%) Telecoms
9 42 (2.01%) Back Office
10 40 (1.92%) Financial Institution
11 38 (1.82%) Law
12 33 (1.58%) Electronics
13 30 (1.44%) Advertising
14 26 (1.25%) Retail Banking
15 25 (1.20%) Games
15 25 (1.20%) Publishing
16 22 (1.05%) Billing
16 22 (1.05%) French Language
17 20 (0.96%) Manufacturing
18 15 (0.72%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 591 (28.33%) Developer
2 417 (19.99%) Analyst
3 175 (8.39%) Business Analyst
4 134 (6.42%) Java Developer
5 110 (5.27%) Architect
6 106 (5.08%) Project Manager
7 87 (4.17%) Senior Developer
8 85 (4.07%) Designer
9 83 (3.98%) Consultant
10 69 (3.31%) C# Developer
11 66 (3.16%) Data Analyst
12 65 (3.12%) User Researcher
13 63 (3.02%) Junior
14 48 (2.30%) Data Scientist
15 45 (2.16%) C++ Developer
16 43 (2.06%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 43 (2.06%) Security Analyst
17 37 (1.77%) .NET Developer
18 34 (1.63%) JavaScript Developer
19 33 (1.58%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 250 (11.98%) HTML
2 212 (10.16%) CSS
3 147 (7.05%) HTML5
4 119 (5.70%) AngularJS
5 112 (5.37%) .NET
6 105 (5.03%) Node.js
7 101 (4.84%) Web Services
8 99 (4.75%) CSS3
8 99 (4.75%) Spring
9 95 (4.55%) REST
9 95 (4.55%) XML
10 71 (3.40%) JSON
11 70 (3.36%) RESTful
12 65 (3.12%) jQuery
13 64 (3.07%) SOAP
14 52 (2.49%) React
15 42 (2.01%) Hibernate
16 37 (1.77%) Sass
17 34 (1.63%) FIX Protocol
17 34 (1.63%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 679 (32.55%) Computer Science
2 442 (21.19%) Analytical Skills
3 186 (8.92%) User Experience
4 135 (6.47%) Management Information System
5 128 (6.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 83 (3.98%) Derivative
7 64 (3.07%) Fixed Income
8 60 (2.88%) Equities
9 57 (2.73%) PMI
10 52 (2.49%) Algorithms
11 47 (2.25%) Greenfield Project
12 43 (2.06%) Data Structures
12 43 (2.06%) Fintech
12 43 (2.06%) Mobile App
13 42 (2.01%) Data Centre
14 37 (1.77%) Virtual Team
15 36 (1.73%) Credit Risk
16 33 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
17 27 (1.29%) Market Risk
18 24 (1.15%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 219 (10.50%) Linux
2 175 (8.39%) Windows
3 143 (6.86%) Unix
4 55 (2.64%) Apple iOS
5 47 (2.25%) Windows Server
6 38 (1.82%) Android
7 31 (1.49%) CentOS
8 28 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
9 27 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 23 (1.10%) Windows 7
11 17 (0.81%) Mac OS X
11 17 (0.81%) Windows 10
12 16 (0.77%) Solaris
13 15 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (0.48%) Ubuntu
15 8 (0.38%) AIX
16 6 (0.29%) Windows 8
17 5 (0.24%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 5 (0.24%) VMS
18 3 (0.14%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 654 (31.35%) Agile Software Development
2 281 (13.47%) Project Management
3 279 (13.37%) Analytics
4 249 (11.94%) Mathematics
5 232 (11.12%) Scrum
6 203 (9.73%) Business Intelligence
7 183 (8.77%) TDD
8 166 (7.96%) PRINCE2
9 165 (7.91%) ITIL
10 164 (7.86%) Stakeholder Management
11 144 (6.90%) OO
12 132 (6.33%) SDLC
13 129 (6.18%) Test Automation
14 126 (6.04%) DevOps
15 118 (5.66%) Continuous Integration
16 115 (5.51%) Change Management
17 113 (5.42%) Risk Management
18 111 (5.32%) Data Modelling
18 111 (5.32%) Open Source
18 111 (5.32%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 456 (21.86%) SQL
2 408 (19.56%) Java
3 255 (12.22%) JavaScript
4 251 (12.03%) Python
5 181 (8.68%) C#
6 148 (7.09%) C++
7 110 (5.27%) R
8 86 (4.12%) C
9 69 (3.31%) VBA
10 62 (2.97%) Shell Script
11 61 (2.92%) Scala
12 54 (2.59%) Perl
13 52 (2.49%) Ruby
14 46 (2.21%) Bash Shell
15 39 (1.87%) T-SQL
16 36 (1.73%) PowerShell
17 25 (1.20%) PHP
18 24 (1.15%) Apex Code
19 23 (1.10%) PL/SQL
20 17 (0.81%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 374 (17.93%) Computer Science Degree
2 158 (7.57%) Master's Degree
3 96 (4.60%) Security Cleared
4 88 (4.22%) Numerate Degree
5 87 (4.17%) PMI Certification
6 71 (3.40%) CISSP
7 70 (3.36%) SC Cleared
8 66 (3.16%) PMP
9 50 (2.40%) CISM
10 43 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
11 39 (1.87%) ISEB
12 32 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
13 30 (1.44%) PhD
14 24 (1.15%) CISA
15 22 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
15 22 (1.05%) MBA
15 22 (1.05%) SANS
16 20 (0.96%) Postgraduate
17 17 (0.81%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 17 (0.81%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (6.66%) QA
2 56 (2.68%) Data Quality
3 51 (2.44%) MiFID
4 46 (2.21%) PCI DSS
5 45 (2.16%) PMO
6 37 (1.77%) GDPR
7 33 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 19 (0.91%) EMIR
9 17 (0.81%) SLA
10 13 (0.62%) COBIT
11 9 (0.43%) Dodd-Frank
12 8 (0.38%) FATCA
12 8 (0.38%) IFRS
12 8 (0.38%) JSP 440
13 7 (0.34%) IFRS 9
13 7 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 6 (0.29%) P3O
15 5 (0.24%) EFQM
16 4 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 4 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 42 (2.01%) Active Directory
2 38 (1.82%) Docker
2 38 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.62%) Hyper-V
4 12 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (0.53%) HDFS
6 10 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (0.48%) vSphere
7 8 (0.38%) XenApp
8 7 (0.34%) Apache Flume
8 7 (0.34%) vCloud
9 6 (0.29%) KVM
10 4 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 4 (0.19%) Firmware
10 4 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.14%) iptables
11 3 (0.14%) NFS
12 2 (0.096%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.096%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.096%) Xen
Systems Management
1 44 (2.11%) Puppet
2 40 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
3 28 (1.34%) Ansible
4 16 (0.77%) SCCM
5 14 (0.67%) Nagios
6 12 (0.58%) Kibana
7 11 (0.53%) Graphite
7 11 (0.53%) Kubernetes
8 10 (0.48%) logstash
9 8 (0.38%) BladeLogic
9 8 (0.38%) Mesos
9 8 (0.38%) Oozie
10 7 (0.34%) Control-M
10 7 (0.34%) HockeyApp
10 7 (0.34%) Salt
11 6 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (0.29%) SCOM
11 6 (0.29%) ZABBIX
12 5 (0.24%) Terraform
12 5 (0.24%) vRealize
Vendors
1 280 (13.42%) Microsoft
2 174 (8.34%) Oracle
3 65 (3.12%) Sybase
4 56 (2.68%) Tableau
5 54 (2.59%) Salesforce.com
6 53 (2.54%) SAP
7 47 (2.25%) VMware
8 44 (2.11%) Red Hat
9 39 (1.87%) Adobe
9 39 (1.87%) Cisco
10 37 (1.77%) HP
11 29 (1.39%) IBM
11 29 (1.39%) Splunk
12 25 (1.20%) Bloomberg
13 23 (1.10%) Atlassian
13 23 (1.10%) Google
14 20 (0.96%) Apple
14 20 (0.96%) Informatica
14 20 (0.96%) ServiceNow
15 17 (0.81%) TIBCO
London
Cititec
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Posted: Yesterday
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: Experience Dependant
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £130 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Linkpoint Resources
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day 6 Months +
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Michael Bailey Associates
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
KPRS
Rate: £400 per day £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £0.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
C4 Commerce
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Posted: 13 hours ago
North West London
MegaNexus Limited
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Rate: £700 - £701 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Red10
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
onezeero.
Rate: £250 - £330 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £27000 - £31000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £405 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £450.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £17.12 - £20.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Source Technology
Rate: From £500 to £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago