Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 52 46 38
Rank change year-on-year -6 -8 -1
Contract jobs citing Degree 2,024 2,298 2,016
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.79% 4.98% 4.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.26% 28.60% 29.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,319 1,480 1,323
London median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £267 £263 £276
90th Percentile £700 £700 £663
England median daily rate £475 £450 £428
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.14% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 84 39
London median hourly rate £38.00 £29.64 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.23% -1.22% +14.83%
10th Percentile £18.14 £15.45 £10.73
90th Percentile £115.00 £57.50 £56.30
England median hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £31.00
% change year-on-year +10.34% +16.94% -11.43%

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 6,917 8,034 6,862
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.39% 17.40% 16.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,415 5,165 4,644
London median daily rate £500 £500 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.95% +3.89%
10th Percentile £300 £265 £298
90th Percentile £688 £675 £638
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 229 122
London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £30.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% -29.44% +38.50%
10th Percentile £14.85 £14.00 £13.03
90th Percentile £66.40 £48.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £32.00 £23.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +36.17% -21.67% +9.33%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 19 April 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 +4 396 £520 -0.95% 83
West London -4 146 £400 -9.19% 19
East London -4 78 £525 -6.67% 6
South London +1 47 £433 -13.50% 9
North London -6 5 £413 +14.58% 7
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 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.

1 729 (36.02%) Computer Science
2 687 (33.94%) Finance
3 680 (33.60%) Agile Software Development
4 489 (24.16%) Analytical Skills
5 418 (20.65%) SQL
6 379 (18.73%) Computer Science Degree
7 363 (17.93%) Java
8 361 (17.84%) Python
9 334 (16.50%) Problem-Solving
10 300 (14.82%) Microsoft
11 299 (14.77%) Analytics
12 279 (13.78%) Mathematics
13 238 (11.76%) JavaScript
14 233 (11.51%) Banking
15 226 (11.17%) Scrum
16 222 (10.97%) Amazon AWS
17 217 (10.72%) DevOps
18 214 (10.57%) HTML
18 214 (10.57%) Microsoft Excel
19 208 (10.28%) Project Management
20 206 (10.18%) TDD
21 195 (9.63%) Software Engineering
22 189 (9.34%) Master's Degree
23 182 (8.99%) User Experience
24 173 (8.55%) Marketing
25 171 (8.45%) CSS
25 171 (8.45%) Microsoft Azure
26 168 (8.30%) Git (software)
26 168 (8.30%) SQL Server
27 167 (8.25%) Linux

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 75 (3.71%) Apache Spark
2 53 (2.62%) SAS
3 49 (2.42%) SharePoint
4 47 (2.32%) Confluence
5 29 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
6 27 (1.33%) CMS
7 23 (1.14%) Apache
7 23 (1.14%) MS Exchange
8 17 (0.84%) Skype for Business
9 11 (0.54%) Tomcat
10 10 (0.49%) nginx
11 8 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 8 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
11 8 (0.40%) GeoServer
12 7 (0.35%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.30%) IBM Notes
13 6 (0.30%) OpenStack
13 6 (0.30%) WebLogic
14 5 (0.25%) Apache Pig
14 5 (0.25%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 214 (10.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 106 (5.24%) Microsoft Office
3 57 (2.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 34 (1.68%) MS Visio
5 32 (1.58%) Microsoft Project
6 16 (0.79%) Photoshop
7 15 (0.74%) Chatbot
8 13 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
8 13 (0.64%) InVision
9 12 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
10 6 (0.30%) Acrobat
10 6 (0.30%) Adobe After Effects
11 5 (0.25%) InDesign
12 4 (0.20%) SPSS
13 3 (0.15%) Maya
13 3 (0.15%) Stata
14 2 (0.099%) AutoCAD
14 2 (0.099%) FreeHand
14 2 (0.099%) GIMP
14 2 (0.099%) Houdini
Business Applications
1 15 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (0.64%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 10 (0.49%) Distributed Ledger
3 10 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
5 7 (0.35%) SAP ERP
6 5 (0.25%) HFM
7 4 (0.20%) NetSuite
7 4 (0.20%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 4 (0.20%) Summit
8 3 (0.15%) Actimize
8 3 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.15%) Endur
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 3 (0.15%) SAP Business One
8 3 (0.15%) Sentinel
8 3 (0.15%) thinkFolio
8 3 (0.15%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 222 (10.97%) Amazon AWS
2 171 (8.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (2.52%) Office 365
4 48 (2.37%) Google Cloud Platform
5 46 (2.27%) Amazon EMR
6 28 (1.38%) GitHub
7 26 (1.28%) OpenShift
8 25 (1.24%) PaaS
9 23 (1.14%) SaaS
10 21 (1.04%) Amazon S3
11 19 (0.94%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 19 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
11 19 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
11 19 (0.94%) Google Analytics
12 15 (0.74%) IaaS
13 14 (0.69%) Azure Data Factory
14 13 (0.64%) Adobe Analytics
15 11 (0.54%) Amazon SQS
15 11 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 9 (0.44%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 83 (4.10%) Firewall
2 46 (2.27%) Internet
3 34 (1.68%) LAN
3 34 (1.68%) VPN
4 30 (1.48%) WAN
5 29 (1.43%) Network Security
6 27 (1.33%) DNS
7 24 (1.19%) TCP/IP
8 23 (1.14%) Wireless
9 17 (0.84%) SSL
10 16 (0.79%) BGP
11 15 (0.74%) MPLS
12 14 (0.69%) HTTP
12 14 (0.69%) OSPF
13 12 (0.59%) DHCP
13 12 (0.59%) SAN
14 10 (0.49%) NAS
15 9 (0.44%) VoIP
16 8 (0.40%) Cisco ISE
16 8 (0.40%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (8.30%) SQL Server
2 149 (7.36%) Big Data
3 103 (5.09%) Hadoop
4 100 (4.94%) Relational Database
5 80 (3.95%) NoSQL
6 63 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
7 58 (2.87%) MySQL
8 57 (2.82%) MongoDB
9 53 (2.62%) Apache Hive
10 52 (2.57%) PostgreSQL
11 49 (2.42%) Redis
12 41 (2.03%) Apache Cassandra
13 39 (1.93%) Power BI
14 27 (1.33%) Data Mining
15 25 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 21 (1.04%) SAP BW
17 19 (0.94%) Data Lake
17 19 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 18 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
18 18 (0.89%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 168 (8.30%) Git (software)
2 157 (7.76%) Jenkins
3 145 (7.16%) JIRA
4 59 (2.92%) Visual Studio Team System
5 47 (2.32%) Maven
6 38 (1.88%) Selenium
7 33 (1.63%) Bitbucket
8 32 (1.58%) Cucumber
9 26 (1.28%) JUnit
10 24 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
11 23 (1.14%) Visual Studio
12 21 (1.04%) Hudson
13 19 (0.94%) Gradle
13 19 (0.94%) Subversion
14 17 (0.84%) TeamCity
15 16 (0.79%) Mocha
16 15 (0.74%) Axure RP
17 13 (0.64%) SoapUI
17 13 (0.64%) webpack
18 12 (0.59%) Jasmine
General
1 687 (33.94%) Finance
2 233 (11.51%) Banking
3 173 (8.55%) Marketing
4 105 (5.19%) Retail
5 74 (3.66%) Legal
6 73 (3.61%) Financial Institution
7 68 (3.36%) Investment Banking
8 64 (3.16%) Telecoms
9 63 (3.11%) Front Office
10 58 (2.87%) Advertising
11 34 (1.68%) Pharmaceutical
12 30 (1.48%) Law
13 29 (1.43%) Back Office
14 26 (1.28%) Games
15 23 (1.14%) German Language
16 17 (0.84%) Publishing
17 12 (0.59%) French Language
17 12 (0.59%) Manufacturing
18 11 (0.54%) Billing
18 11 (0.54%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 507 (25.05%) Developer
2 315 (15.56%) Analyst
3 118 (5.83%) Architect
4 115 (5.68%) Java Developer
5 98 (4.84%) Business Analyst
6 94 (4.64%) Designer
7 91 (4.50%) Consultant
8 85 (4.20%) Senior Developer
9 71 (3.51%) Project Manager
10 67 (3.31%) Data Scientist
11 66 (3.26%) Data Engineer
12 54 (2.67%) C# Developer
13 53 (2.62%) Data Analyst
13 53 (2.62%) UX Designer
14 50 (2.47%) Full Stack Developer
14 50 (2.47%) Software Engineer
15 46 (2.27%) Big Data Engineer
15 46 (2.27%) Python Engineer
16 42 (2.08%) User Researcher
17 37 (1.83%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 214 (10.57%) HTML
2 171 (8.45%) CSS
3 134 (6.62%) AngularJS
4 129 (6.37%) .NET
5 123 (6.08%) REST
6 110 (5.43%) HTML5
6 110 (5.43%) RESTful
7 105 (5.19%) Web Services
8 91 (4.50%) Spring
9 90 (4.45%) React
10 88 (4.35%) Node.js
11 84 (4.15%) JSON
12 80 (3.95%) XML
13 74 (3.66%) CSS3
13 74 (3.66%) Kafka
14 64 (3.16%) SOAP
15 55 (2.72%) Vue.js
16 54 (2.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 49 (2.42%) jQuery
18 46 (2.27%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 489 (24.16%) Analytical Skills
2 182 (8.99%) User Experience
3 139 (6.87%) Algorithms
4 102 (5.04%) Management Information System
5 68 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
6 66 (3.26%) Data Structures
7 53 (2.62%) Virtual Team
8 48 (2.37%) Fintech
9 44 (2.17%) Data Centre
9 44 (2.17%) Hedge funds
10 40 (1.98%) Mobile App
11 34 (1.68%) Clustering
11 34 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
12 32 (1.58%) Fixed Income
13 31 (1.53%) Derivative
14 28 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
15 25 (1.24%) Blog
16 24 (1.19%) FMCG
17 20 (0.99%) Fat Client
17 20 (0.99%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 167 (8.25%) Linux
2 162 (8.00%) Windows
3 85 (4.20%) Unix
4 57 (2.82%) Android
5 42 (2.08%) Apple iOS
6 37 (1.83%) Windows Server
7 30 (1.48%) Windows 10
8 19 (0.94%) Windows 7
9 10 (0.49%) CentOS
9 10 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.40%) Fedora
11 7 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.35%) VMS
11 7 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.30%) Mac OS X
12 6 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.25%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
14 3 (0.15%) Solaris
15 2 (0.099%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 729 (36.02%) Computer Science
2 680 (33.60%) Agile Software Development
3 334 (16.50%) Problem-Solving
4 299 (14.77%) Analytics
5 279 (13.78%) Mathematics
6 226 (11.17%) Scrum
7 217 (10.72%) DevOps
8 208 (10.28%) Project Management
9 206 (10.18%) TDD
10 195 (9.63%) Software Engineering
11 162 (8.00%) Data Science
12 141 (6.97%) Machine Learning
13 140 (6.92%) Test Automation
14 132 (6.52%) Continuous Integration
14 132 (6.52%) Data Analysis
15 127 (6.27%) Statistics
16 126 (6.23%) ITIL
16 126 (6.23%) Stakeholder Management
17 120 (5.93%) SDLC
18 119 (5.88%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 418 (20.65%) SQL
2 363 (17.93%) Java
3 361 (17.84%) Python
4 238 (11.76%) JavaScript
5 160 (7.91%) C#
6 107 (5.29%) C++
7 106 (5.24%) R
8 76 (3.75%) Scala
9 60 (2.96%) Perl
10 52 (2.57%) Bash Shell
10 52 (2.57%) PowerShell
11 49 (2.42%) VBA
12 43 (2.12%) TypeScript
13 35 (1.73%) Ruby
14 32 (1.58%) Java 8
15 28 (1.38%) Shell Script
16 26 (1.28%) C
17 25 (1.24%) Kotlin
17 25 (1.24%) PL/SQL
18 24 (1.19%) ES6
Qualifications
1 379 (18.73%) Computer Science Degree
2 189 (9.34%) Master's Degree
3 105 (5.19%) Security Cleared
4 90 (4.45%) PhD
5 89 (4.40%) Numerate Degree
6 68 (3.36%) SC Cleared
7 54 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
8 45 (2.22%) CISSP
9 36 (1.78%) Microsoft Certification
10 32 (1.58%) ISEB
11 31 (1.53%) ISTQB
11 31 (1.53%) MBA
12 28 (1.38%) CISM
13 27 (1.33%) CCNP
14 26 (1.28%) PMI Certification
15 23 (1.14%) CISA
16 22 (1.09%) CCIE
17 21 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 19 (0.94%) CCNA
18 19 (0.94%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (6.82%) QA
2 54 (2.67%) SLA
3 36 (1.78%) PMO
4 32 (1.58%) Data Quality
5 26 (1.28%) GDPR
5 26 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (0.54%) COBIT
8 10 (0.49%) PCI DSS
9 8 (0.40%) IFRS
10 7 (0.35%) SEPA
11 6 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
11 6 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 5 (0.25%) GxP
12 5 (0.25%) MiFID
13 4 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
13 4 (0.20%) Solvency II
14 3 (0.15%) PMBOK
14 3 (0.15%) PSD2
14 3 (0.15%) TARGET2
System Software
1 95 (4.69%) Docker
2 62 (3.06%) Active Directory
3 20 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.54%) Apache Flume
4 11 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (0.44%) Firmware
6 6 (0.30%) XenDesktop
7 5 (0.25%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.25%) XenApp
8 4 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (0.20%) Xen
9 3 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 3 (0.15%) HDFS
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.15%) Varnish
9 3 (0.15%) vSphere
10 2 (0.099%) iptables
10 2 (0.099%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.099%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 70 (3.46%) Ansible
2 41 (2.03%) Puppet
3 32 (1.58%) Kubernetes
4 25 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (0.99%) Control-M
6 14 (0.69%) Terraform
7 10 (0.49%) Kibana
8 9 (0.44%) SCCM
9 8 (0.40%) Rundeck
9 8 (0.40%) ZABBIX
10 7 (0.35%) Graphite
10 7 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
10 7 (0.35%) logstash
11 6 (0.30%) HP ALM
11 6 (0.30%) Tivoli
12 5 (0.25%) HAProxy
12 5 (0.25%) Nagios
12 5 (0.25%) SCOM
12 5 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
12 5 (0.25%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 300 (14.82%) Microsoft
2 135 (6.67%) Oracle
3 101 (4.99%) Google
4 73 (3.61%) SAP
5 72 (3.56%) Salesforce.com
6 64 (3.16%) Cisco
7 61 (3.01%) Tableau
8 57 (2.82%) Adobe
9 41 (2.03%) Cloudera
10 38 (1.88%) Hortonworks
11 37 (1.83%) VMware
12 36 (1.78%) HP
13 31 (1.53%) Splunk
14 26 (1.28%) ServiceNow
15 25 (1.24%) IBM
16 24 (1.19%) Atlassian
16 24 (1.19%) Red Hat
17 22 (1.09%) Cadence
17 22 (1.09%) TIBCO
18 21 (1.04%) Citrix