Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 38 37
Rank change year-on-year -9 -1 -5
Contract jobs citing Degree 2,198 1,984 2,257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.82% 5.04% 5.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 28.23% 29.52% 29.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,413 1,295 1,548
London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £263 £288 £255
90th Percentile £693 £650 £650
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 39 53
London median hourly rate £32.65 £28.35 £22.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.17% +25.31% +13.10%
10th Percentile £15.43 £10.70 £11.40
90th Percentile £53.75 £56.50 £38.48
England median hourly rate £38.50 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +28.33% -14.29% +16.67%

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 7,787 6,721 7,643
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.07% 17.06% 17.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,011 4,542 5,308
London median daily rate £500 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £275 £300 £263
90th Percentile £675 £638 £640
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 133 103
London median hourly rate £21.25 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +31.58% +1.60%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.55 £12.02
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.16
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +24.49%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 23 May 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 -9 384 £525 +16.54% 285
West London +5 168 £425 -2.86% 198
South London -5 72 £550 +23.94% 31
East London +3 48 £575 +36.90% 71
North London +1 4 £360 +44.00% 13
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 791 (35.99%) Computer Science
2 747 (33.99%) Agile Software Development
3 715 (32.53%) Finance
4 480 (21.84%) SQL
5 447 (20.34%) Java
6 443 (20.15%) Computer Science Degree
7 405 (18.43%) Analytical Skills
8 378 (17.20%) Python
9 352 (16.01%) Problem-Solving
10 323 (14.70%) Analytics
11 307 (13.97%) Project Management
12 293 (13.33%) Microsoft
13 289 (13.15%) Mathematics
14 267 (12.15%) Banking
15 250 (11.37%) JavaScript
16 246 (11.19%) Linux
17 227 (10.33%) TDD
18 226 (10.28%) C#
19 221 (10.05%) Scrum
20 220 (10.01%) Amazon AWS
21 205 (9.33%) OO
22 201 (9.14%) Git (software)
23 200 (9.10%) Master's Degree
24 198 (9.01%) Microsoft Azure
25 190 (8.64%) SQL Server
26 188 (8.55%) SDLC
27 186 (8.46%) Microsoft Excel
28 185 (8.42%) Marketing
29 184 (8.37%) Software Engineering
30 178 (8.10%) Windows

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 71 (3.23%) SAS
2 58 (2.64%) SharePoint
3 57 (2.59%) Apache Spark
4 56 (2.55%) Confluence
5 48 (2.18%) Apache
6 39 (1.77%) CMS
7 24 (1.09%) OpenStack
8 23 (1.05%) Skype for Business
9 21 (0.96%) MS Exchange
10 19 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
10 19 (0.86%) Tomcat
11 18 (0.82%) nginx
12 15 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 14 (0.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 14 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
14 13 (0.59%) Apache Pig
14 13 (0.59%) IIS
15 12 (0.55%) Ethereum
15 12 (0.55%) Hyperledger
16 11 (0.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 186 (8.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 114 (5.19%) Microsoft Office
3 77 (3.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 35 (1.59%) MS Visio
5 34 (1.55%) Photoshop
6 30 (1.36%) Microsoft Project
7 22 (1.00%) SPSS
8 21 (0.96%) Adobe Illustrator
9 19 (0.86%) InVision
10 15 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
11 12 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 9 (0.41%) Stata
13 8 (0.36%) InDesign
14 4 (0.18%) Windchill
15 3 (0.14%) AutoCAD
16 2 (0.091%) Acrobat
16 2 (0.091%) Adobe After Effects
16 2 (0.091%) Adobe Captivate
16 2 (0.091%) Adobe Premiere
16 2 (0.091%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 17 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (0.50%) SAP ERP
3 8 (0.36%) ReMetrica
4 7 (0.32%) NetSuite
4 7 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 6 (0.27%) Adobe Campaign
5 6 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.27%) Eloqua
5 6 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.23%) HFM
7 4 (0.18%) Actimize
7 4 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.18%) ENOVIA
7 4 (0.18%) HiPortfolio
7 4 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.18%) Radian6
7 4 (0.18%) SAP PLM
7 4 (0.18%) SAP SD
7 4 (0.18%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 220 (10.01%) Amazon AWS
2 198 (9.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (2.09%) SaaS
4 45 (2.05%) Office 365
5 40 (1.82%) Google Analytics
6 36 (1.64%) IaaS
7 34 (1.55%) PaaS
8 28 (1.27%) GitHub
9 23 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
10 22 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
11 19 (0.86%) Amazon S3
12 17 (0.77%) AWS Lambda
12 17 (0.77%) Serverless
13 14 (0.64%) OpenShift
14 13 (0.59%) Amazon SQS
14 13 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
14 13 (0.59%) G Suite
15 11 (0.50%) npm
16 10 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
16 10 (0.45%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 86 (3.91%) Firewall
2 73 (3.32%) Internet
3 58 (2.64%) TCP/IP
4 50 (2.27%) LAN
5 43 (1.96%) DNS
6 39 (1.77%) WAN
7 36 (1.64%) SSL
8 33 (1.50%) VPN
9 31 (1.41%) DHCP
9 31 (1.41%) HTTP
10 26 (1.18%) SMS
11 25 (1.14%) Wireless
12 21 (0.96%) Network Security
13 20 (0.91%) Intranet
14 19 (0.86%) Skype
15 17 (0.77%) SMTP
16 16 (0.73%) Kerberos
17 13 (0.59%) Intrusion Detection
18 12 (0.55%) VoIP
18 12 (0.55%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 190 (8.64%) SQL Server
2 115 (5.23%) Relational Database
3 110 (5.00%) Big Data
4 82 (3.73%) MySQL
5 81 (3.69%) NoSQL
6 76 (3.46%) PostgreSQL
7 74 (3.37%) Hadoop
8 57 (2.59%) MongoDB
9 54 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
10 41 (1.87%) Power BI
10 41 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
11 40 (1.82%) SQL Server 2014
12 35 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
12 35 (1.59%) SQL Server 2016
13 30 (1.36%) Data Lake
13 30 (1.36%) HBase
13 30 (1.36%) RDBMS
14 29 (1.32%) Apache Hive
14 29 (1.32%) Oracle Database
15 28 (1.27%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 201 (9.14%) Git (software)
2 115 (5.23%) JIRA
3 110 (5.00%) Jenkins
4 59 (2.68%) Maven
5 57 (2.59%) Selenium
6 54 (2.46%) Cucumber
7 47 (2.14%) Gradle
8 43 (1.96%) JUnit
8 43 (1.96%) Subversion
9 41 (1.87%) TeamCity
10 29 (1.32%) Visual Studio
11 27 (1.23%) Bitbucket
12 25 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
13 24 (1.09%) Grunt
13 24 (1.09%) gulp
13 24 (1.09%) SpecFlow
14 23 (1.05%) WebDriver
15 21 (0.96%) NUnit
15 21 (0.96%) webpack
16 18 (0.82%) JMeter
General
1 715 (32.53%) Finance
2 267 (12.15%) Banking
3 185 (8.42%) Marketing
4 148 (6.73%) Front Office
5 134 (6.10%) Retail
6 121 (5.51%) Investment Banking
7 101 (4.60%) Legal
8 81 (3.69%) Telecoms
9 47 (2.14%) Advertising
10 41 (1.87%) Games
11 40 (1.82%) Back Office
12 39 (1.77%) Law
13 32 (1.46%) Financial Institution
14 23 (1.05%) Manufacturing
14 23 (1.05%) Publishing
15 19 (0.86%) Electronics
16 16 (0.73%) French Language
17 14 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
17 14 (0.64%) Retail Banking
17 14 (0.64%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 634 (28.84%) Developer
2 355 (16.15%) Analyst
3 187 (8.51%) Java Developer
4 134 (6.10%) Architect
5 122 (5.55%) Business Analyst
6 115 (5.23%) C# Developer
7 105 (4.78%) Senior Developer
8 94 (4.28%) Project Manager
9 79 (3.59%) Consultant
10 58 (2.64%) Data Analyst
10 58 (2.64%) Designer
11 57 (2.59%) Senior Analyst
12 50 (2.27%) Senior Java Developer
13 44 (2.00%) JavaScript Developer
13 44 (2.00%) Python Developer
14 43 (1.96%) Data Engineer
15 41 (1.87%) User Researcher
16 40 (1.82%) WPF Developer
17 38 (1.73%) .NET Developer
17 38 (1.73%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (7.92%) .NET
2 172 (7.83%) HTML
3 148 (6.73%) Web Services
4 143 (6.51%) CSS
5 119 (5.41%) Spring
6 101 (4.60%) AngularJS
7 94 (4.28%) RESTful
8 87 (3.96%) XML
9 85 (3.87%) REST
10 78 (3.55%) HTML5
11 69 (3.14%) Node.js
12 68 (3.09%) React
13 62 (2.82%) JSON
14 60 (2.73%) WPF
15 51 (2.32%) WCF
16 49 (2.23%) Kafka
17 44 (2.00%) jQuery
17 44 (2.00%) SOAP
18 42 (1.91%) OAuth
19 37 (1.68%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 791 (35.99%) Computer Science
2 405 (18.43%) Analytical Skills
3 177 (8.05%) User Experience
4 135 (6.14%) Management Information System
5 115 (5.23%) Algorithms
6 87 (3.96%) Self-Motivation
7 86 (3.91%) Greenfield Project
8 78 (3.55%) Data Structures
9 73 (3.32%) Mobile App
10 72 (3.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 67 (3.05%) Data Centre
12 58 (2.64%) Fixed Income
13 48 (2.18%) Hedge funds
14 45 (2.05%) Derivative
15 40 (1.82%) Virtual Team
16 39 (1.77%) Credit Risk
16 39 (1.77%) Fintech
17 34 (1.55%) Equities
17 34 (1.55%) PMI
18 33 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 246 (11.19%) Linux
2 178 (8.10%) Windows
3 125 (5.69%) Unix
4 67 (3.05%) Android
5 59 (2.68%) Apple iOS
6 44 (2.00%) Windows Server
7 33 (1.50%) Windows 10
8 29 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 27 (1.23%) Windows 7
10 21 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
11 16 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (0.45%) Mac OS
13 8 (0.36%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.32%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
16 4 (0.18%) Windows Embedded Compact
17 3 (0.14%) AIX
17 3 (0.14%) CentOS
17 3 (0.14%) Debian
18 2 (0.091%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 747 (33.99%) Agile Software Development
2 352 (16.01%) Problem-Solving
3 323 (14.70%) Analytics
4 307 (13.97%) Project Management
5 289 (13.15%) Mathematics
6 227 (10.33%) TDD
7 221 (10.05%) Scrum
8 205 (9.33%) OO
9 188 (8.55%) SDLC
10 184 (8.37%) Software Engineering
11 174 (7.92%) DevOps
12 165 (7.51%) Stakeholder Management
13 161 (7.32%) ITIL
14 151 (6.87%) Continuous Integration
15 142 (6.46%) Test Automation
16 137 (6.23%) Multithreading
17 124 (5.64%) Business Analysis
18 115 (5.23%) Open Source
19 113 (5.14%) Business Intelligence
20 111 (5.05%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 480 (21.84%) SQL
2 447 (20.34%) Java
3 378 (17.20%) Python
4 250 (11.37%) JavaScript
5 226 (10.28%) C#
6 171 (7.78%) C++
7 97 (4.41%) C
8 78 (3.55%) R
9 69 (3.14%) Scala
10 61 (2.78%) Java 8
11 60 (2.73%) Ruby
12 56 (2.55%) Bash Shell
13 52 (2.37%) VBA
14 47 (2.14%) Perl
15 41 (1.87%) PowerShell
16 34 (1.55%) Apple Swift
17 33 (1.50%) MATLAB
17 33 (1.50%) T-SQL
18 32 (1.46%) Shell Script
19 26 (1.18%) PHP
Qualifications
1 443 (20.15%) Computer Science Degree
2 200 (9.10%) Master's Degree
3 117 (5.32%) Numerate Degree
4 112 (5.10%) Security Cleared
5 89 (4.05%) CISSP
6 75 (3.41%) SC Cleared
7 66 (3.00%) PMI Certification
8 48 (2.18%) PhD
8 48 (2.18%) PMP
9 42 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
10 41 (1.87%) ISEB
11 36 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
12 35 (1.59%) CISM
12 35 (1.59%) MBA
13 33 (1.50%) CISA
14 28 (1.27%) TOGAF Certification
15 26 (1.18%) CCNP
16 23 (1.05%) CCIE
17 22 (1.00%) CCNA
17 22 (1.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (5.23%) QA
2 54 (2.46%) Data Quality
3 53 (2.41%) GDPR
4 47 (2.14%) PMO
5 35 (1.59%) PCI DSS
6 27 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 25 (1.14%) SLA
8 18 (0.82%) COBIT
9 17 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 10 (0.45%) IFRS
11 7 (0.32%) IFRS 9
11 7 (0.32%) MiFID
12 6 (0.27%) GCP
13 5 (0.23%) Solvency II
14 4 (0.18%) EMIR
14 4 (0.18%) HL7
14 4 (0.18%) ISO 8583
14 4 (0.18%) ISO 9001
15 3 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
15 3 (0.14%) PMBOK
System Software
1 100 (4.55%) Docker
2 62 (2.82%) Active Directory
3 31 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.55%) HDFS
4 12 (0.55%) Hyper-V
5 10 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (0.41%) Apache Flume
7 8 (0.36%) XenApp
8 7 (0.32%) BitLocker
8 7 (0.32%) NFS
8 7 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (0.23%) KVM
10 5 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.23%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.18%) Xen
12 3 (0.14%) Firmware
12 3 (0.14%) OpenDJ
12 3 (0.14%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 46 (2.09%) Ansible
2 42 (1.91%) Kubernetes
3 28 (1.27%) Terraform
4 27 (1.23%) Puppet
5 23 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (1.05%) Single Sign-On
6 18 (0.82%) HP ALM
6 18 (0.82%) Salt
7 14 (0.64%) SCCM
8 10 (0.45%) Cisco Prime
8 10 (0.45%) Oozie
8 10 (0.45%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 9 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
10 8 (0.36%) PingFederate
10 8 (0.36%) SCOM
11 7 (0.32%) Netcool
12 6 (0.27%) BladeLogic
12 6 (0.27%) CASB
13 5 (0.23%) Netcool/OMNIbus
13 5 (0.23%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 293 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 145 (6.60%) Oracle
3 96 (4.37%) Google
4 79 (3.59%) Cisco
5 73 (3.32%) SAP
6 70 (3.18%) Tableau
7 68 (3.09%) Adobe
8 53 (2.41%) Salesforce.com
9 44 (2.00%) VMware
10 36 (1.64%) HP
11 32 (1.46%) Citrix
12 29 (1.32%) Atlassian
13 28 (1.27%) Red Hat
14 25 (1.14%) Sybase
15 22 (1.00%) IBM
16 20 (0.91%) Apple
16 20 (0.91%) Splunk
17 19 (0.86%) Alteryx
17 19 (0.86%) CheckPoint
17 19 (0.86%) MuleSoft