Period
to 17 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for Computer Science Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 17 January 2020 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.

Computer Science Degree
London > Central London
6 months to
17 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 173 206 183
Rank change year-on-year +33 -23 -38
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 56 91 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.89% 1.02% 1.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.58% 7.19% 7.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 62 77
Central London median daily rate £450 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.18% +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £333
90th Percentile £650 £698 £643
London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Central London median hourly rate £49.28 - £44.50
10th Percentile £44.91 - £40.75
90th Percentile £55.00 - £48.25
London median hourly rate £47.00 £33.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year +40.30% -22.99% +100.55%

Computer Science 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 Central London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Central London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,004 1,265 1,311
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 15.96% 14.19% 15.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 736 856 898
Central London median daily rate £495 £478 £489
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% -2.30% +8.61%
10th Percentile £283 £238 £282
90th Percentile £676 £650 £675
London median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 36 32
Central London median hourly rate £24.12 £18.70 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.98% -10.95% +14.44%
10th Percentile £15.04 £13.00 £16.63
90th Percentile £52.55 £33.50 £36.18
London median hourly rate £36.20 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +44.80% +25.00% -

Computer Science Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Computer Science Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science Degree in Central London

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Science Degree in Central London

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree in Central London over the 6 months to 17 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Computer Science Degree in Central London

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree in Central London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Science Degree in Central London

Computer Science Degree
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree within the Central London region over the 6 months to 17 January 2020. 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
City of London +42 47 £525 -1.87% 62
Camden - 2 - -
West End of London +30 1 - -
City of Westminster - 1 - -
Computer Science Degree
London

For the 6 months to 17 January 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science 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 Central London region with a requirement for Computer Science Degree.

1 56 (100.00%) Degree
2 55 (98.21%) Computer Science
3 23 (41.07%) JavaScript
4 19 (33.93%) Java
4 19 (33.93%) Python
5 16 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (26.79%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (23.21%) CSS
7 13 (23.21%) HTML
8 12 (21.43%) Master's Degree
9 11 (19.64%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (19.64%) SQL
9 11 (19.64%) SOAP
9 11 (19.64%) Finance
10 10 (17.86%) TDD
10 10 (17.86%) C#
10 10 (17.86%) Data Structures
11 9 (16.07%) User Experience
11 9 (16.07%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (16.07%) SQL Server
11 9 (16.07%) Web Services
12 8 (14.29%) Marketing
12 8 (14.29%) ETL
12 8 (14.29%) Microsoft
12 8 (14.29%) Algorithms
12 8 (14.29%) AWS
13 7 (12.50%) RESTful
13 7 (12.50%) Azure
13 7 (12.50%) Multithreading
13 7 (12.50%) Microservices

Computer Science Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central 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 6 (10.71%) CMS
2 5 (8.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (7.14%) Apache Spark
3 4 (7.14%) WebLogic
3 4 (7.14%) WebSphere
4 3 (5.36%) Confluence
5 2 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.79%) Drupal
Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.29%) AWS
2 7 (12.50%) Azure
3 4 (7.14%) GitHub
4 3 (5.36%) GCP
4 3 (5.36%) Office 365
5 2 (3.57%) Amazon ECS
5 2 (3.57%) Amazon GuardDuty
5 2 (3.57%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (3.57%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (3.57%) IaaS
5 2 (3.57%) PaaS
5 2 (3.57%) Power Platform
5 2 (3.57%) Route 53
5 2 (3.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (1.79%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.79%) SaaS
6 1 (1.79%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 1 (1.79%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 1 (1.79%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.71%) HTTP
2 2 (3.57%) Firewall
3 1 (1.79%) AMQP
3 1 (1.79%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.79%) Sourcefire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.07%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.93%) Big Data
2 5 (8.93%) Jackrabbit
3 4 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (7.14%) Hadoop
4 3 (5.36%) MySQL
4 3 (5.36%) NoSQL
4 3 (5.36%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.57%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (3.57%) MongoDB
5 2 (3.57%) Power BI
5 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.79%) OLAP
6 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.79%) QlikView
6 1 (1.79%) Spotfire
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 5 (8.93%) Git (software)
2 5 (8.93%) JUnit
3 4 (7.14%) Ant
3 4 (7.14%) git-flow
3 4 (7.14%) Gradle
3 4 (7.14%) JMeter
3 4 (7.14%) Maven
3 4 (7.14%) Mockito
4 3 (5.36%) JIRA
4 3 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.57%) Bower
5 2 (3.57%) CircleCI
5 2 (3.57%) Clang
5 2 (3.57%) Cypress.io
5 2 (3.57%) Grunt
5 2 (3.57%) gulp
5 2 (3.57%) TeamCity
5 2 (3.57%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.79%) GitLab
General
1 11 (19.64%) Finance
2 8 (14.29%) Marketing
3 5 (8.93%) Front Office
4 3 (5.36%) Banking
5 2 (3.57%) Advertising
5 2 (3.57%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.79%) Back Office
6 1 (1.79%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.79%) French Language
6 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (55.36%) Developer
2 9 (16.07%) Java Developer
3 7 (12.50%) Architect
4 5 (8.93%) C# Developer
4 5 (8.93%) JavaScript Developer
4 5 (8.93%) Python Developer
4 5 (8.93%) Technical Architect
5 4 (7.14%) Energy Trading Developer
5 4 (7.14%) Informatica Developer
6 3 (5.36%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) Azure Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Cloud Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Deskside Support
7 2 (3.57%) Desktop Support
7 2 (3.57%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 2 (3.57%) Salesforce Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Site Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (23.21%) CSS
1 13 (23.21%) HTML
2 11 (19.64%) SOAP
3 9 (16.07%) Web Services
4 7 (12.50%) REST
4 7 (12.50%) RESTful
5 6 (10.71%) .NET
5 6 (10.71%) HTML5
6 5 (8.93%) JSR 170
6 5 (8.93%) Middleware
6 5 (8.93%) OSGi
6 5 (8.93%) Spring
7 4 (7.14%) J2EE
7 4 (7.14%) JSON
7 4 (7.14%) MSMQ
7 4 (7.14%) RxJava
7 4 (7.14%) XML
8 3 (5.36%) Kafka
8 3 (5.36%) Redux
9 2 (3.57%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.86%) Data Structures
2 9 (16.07%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (16.07%) User Experience
3 8 (14.29%) Algorithms
4 4 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (7.14%) Mobile App
4 4 (7.14%) Mobile Payment
5 3 (5.36%) Video\Live Streaming
6 2 (3.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (3.57%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (3.57%) Public Cloud
6 2 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.79%) Cloud Native
7 1 (1.79%) Equities
7 1 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.79%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.79%) PKI
7 1 (1.79%) Social Network
7 1 (1.79%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.71%) Windows
2 2 (3.57%) Linux
2 2 (3.57%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (98.21%) Computer Science
2 16 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (26.79%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (19.64%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (17.86%) TDD
6 8 (14.29%) ETL
7 7 (12.50%) CRM
7 7 (12.50%) Front End Development
7 7 (12.50%) Microservices
7 7 (12.50%) Multithreading
8 6 (10.71%) Content Management
8 6 (10.71%) Scrum
8 6 (10.71%) Software Engineering
8 6 (10.71%) Unit Testing
9 5 (8.93%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (8.93%) Customer Engagement
9 5 (8.93%) Digital Marketing
9 5 (8.93%) E-Commerce
9 5 (8.93%) Security Architecture
9 5 (8.93%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 23 (41.07%) JavaScript
2 19 (33.93%) Java
2 19 (33.93%) Python
3 11 (19.64%) SQL
4 10 (17.86%) C#
5 4 (7.14%) Kotlin
6 3 (5.36%) C++
6 3 (5.36%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.57%) Apex Code
7 2 (3.57%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.57%) Go
7 2 (3.57%) Haskell
7 2 (3.57%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.79%) C
8 1 (1.79%) ES6
8 1 (1.79%) F#
8 1 (1.79%) Groovy
8 1 (1.79%) PHP
8 1 (1.79%) Scala
8 1 (1.79%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 56 (100.00%) Degree
2 12 (21.43%) Master's Degree
3 2 (3.57%) A+ Certification
3 2 (3.57%) CISSP
3 2 (3.57%) MCSA
3 2 (3.57%) MCSE
3 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.57%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (1.79%) HND
4 1 (1.79%) PhD
4 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.93%) QA
2 2 (3.57%) NIST
2 2 (3.57%) NIST 800
3 1 (1.79%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.79%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (12.50%) Docker
2 5 (8.93%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (7.14%) Ansible
1 4 (7.14%) Terraform
2 3 (5.36%) Kubernetes
3 2 (3.57%) SCOM
4 1 (1.79%) Control-M
4 1 (1.79%) Grafana
4 1 (1.79%) Graphite
4 1 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.79%) Prometheus
4 1 (1.79%) Puppet
4 1 (1.79%) QRadar
Vendors
1 8 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (8.93%) Adobe
4 4 (7.14%) Informatica
5 2 (3.57%) Cisco
5 2 (3.57%) DevExpress
5 2 (3.57%) TOWER Software
6 1 (1.79%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.79%) Google
6 1 (1.79%) Meraki
6 1 (1.79%) New Relic
6 1 (1.79%) Tableau