Period
to 1 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for Computer Science skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 6 months to 1 April 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 (Computing Science, Comp Sci)
London > Central London
6 months to
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 75 105 138
Rank change year-on-year +30 +33 -22
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 154 224 186
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 2.91% 2.52% 2.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.33% 2.80% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 156 136
Median daily rate £500 £550 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -4.35% +9.52%
10th Percentile £354 £344 £370
90th Percentile £704 £700 £675
London median daily rate £538 £525 £550
% change year-on-year +2.38% -4.55% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 4
Median hourly rate £38.50 £25.00 £25.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.00% -0.99% -
10th Percentile £32.75 £19.30 £15.13
90th Percentile £52.70 £61.50 £42.78
London median hourly rate £50.75 £44.22 £35.75
% change year-on-year +14.77% +23.69% +18.87%

Computer Science is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,618 7,990 8,218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 87.21% 89.73% 89.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,352 6,061 6,401
Median daily rate £510 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £318 £325 £325
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
London median daily rate £520 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +1.46% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 67 112
Median hourly rate £29.00 £21.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.88% - +13.16%
10th Percentile £12.48 £12.91 £12.49
90th Percentile £52.25 £42.41 £48.06
Median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year +32.08% +10.42% -4.00%

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science in Central London

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Computer Science in Central London.

Daily rate trend for Computer Science in Central London

Computer Science
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Computer Science in Central London over the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Computer Science in Central London

Computer Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Computer Science in Central London.

Hourly rate trend for Computer Science in Central London

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Computer Science in Central London over the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Computer Science in Central London

Computer Science
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 within the Central London region over the 6 months to 1 April 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 +24 109 £503 -8.64% 143
City of Westminster +15 2 £650 +26.83% 1
Camden - 2 - -
Kensington and Chelsea - 1 - -
Computer Science
London

For the 6 months to 1 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science 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.

1 89 (57.79%) Degree
2 70 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (43.51%) Finance
4 54 (35.06%) JavaScript
5 53 (34.42%) Analytical Skills
6 48 (31.17%) Java
7 47 (30.52%) Computer Science Degree
8 46 (29.87%) SQL
9 44 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
10 43 (27.92%) User Experience
10 43 (27.92%) Algorithms
11 42 (27.27%) Test Automation
12 41 (26.62%) Python
13 39 (25.32%) Data Structures
14 38 (24.68%) OO
15 36 (23.38%) Azure
16 35 (22.73%) CSS
17 34 (22.08%) AWS
18 29 (18.83%) OOD
19 27 (17.53%) GCP
20 26 (16.88%) HTML
20 26 (16.88%) Mathematics
21 25 (16.23%) NoSQL
22 23 (14.94%) Docker
22 23 (14.94%) Continuous Integration
23 22 (14.29%) React
24 21 (13.64%) Open Source
25 20 (12.99%) Visualisation
25 20 (12.99%) Kubernetes
25 20 (12.99%) Data Science

Computer Science
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 17 (11.04%) Apache Spark
2 6 (3.90%) CMS
3 5 (3.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 5 (3.25%) WebLogic
3 5 (3.25%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.60%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.95%) Jupyter
6 2 (1.30%) DNN
7 1 (0.65%) Drupal
7 1 (0.65%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (3.90%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.65%) InVision
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.65%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.65%) SPSS
3 1 (0.65%) Weka
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) FINCAD Analytics
1 1 (0.65%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 36 (23.38%) Azure
2 34 (22.08%) AWS
3 27 (17.53%) GCP
4 15 (9.74%) Heroku
5 5 (3.25%) GitHub
6 2 (1.30%) Apigee
6 2 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.30%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.65%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.65%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.65%) AWS Step Functions
7 1 (0.65%) Google Play
7 1 (0.65%) Office 365
7 1 (0.65%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.65%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.55%) HTTP
2 1 (0.65%) AMQP
2 1 (0.65%) Firewall
2 1 (0.65%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.65%) SAN
2 1 (0.65%) SSL
2 1 (0.65%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (16.23%) NoSQL
2 13 (8.44%) SQL Server
3 12 (7.79%) Big Data
4 9 (5.84%) Hadoop
5 6 (3.90%) Redis
6 5 (3.25%) HBase
6 5 (3.25%) Jackrabbit
6 5 (3.25%) MySQL
7 4 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.60%) MongoDB
7 4 (2.60%) OLAP
7 4 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.95%) Cosmos DB
8 3 (1.95%) Data Mining
8 3 (1.95%) MariaDB
8 3 (1.95%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.30%) Flink
9 2 (1.30%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 15 (9.74%) Git (software)
1 15 (9.74%) webpack
2 13 (8.44%) Jenkins
3 9 (5.84%) JUnit
4 8 (5.19%) JIRA
5 6 (3.90%) git-flow
5 6 (3.90%) Maven
6 5 (3.25%) Ant
6 5 (3.25%) Gradle
6 5 (3.25%) JMeter
6 5 (3.25%) Mockito
6 5 (3.25%) Selenium
7 4 (2.60%) Travis CI
7 4 (2.60%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (1.95%) Cypress.io
8 3 (1.95%) GitLab
8 3 (1.95%) TestNG
9 2 (1.30%) Clang
9 2 (1.30%) Grunt
9 2 (1.30%) gulp
General
1 67 (43.51%) Finance
2 9 (5.84%) Banking
3 8 (5.19%) Marketing
4 7 (4.55%) Financial Institution
5 5 (3.25%) Public Sector
6 4 (2.60%) Back Office
6 4 (2.60%) French Language
6 4 (2.60%) Front Office
6 4 (2.60%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.95%) Legal
8 2 (1.30%) Advertising
8 2 (1.30%) Games
8 2 (1.30%) International Banking
8 2 (1.30%) Law
8 2 (1.30%) Publishing
8 2 (1.30%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.65%) Automotive
9 1 (0.65%) Local Government
9 1 (0.65%) Retail
9 1 (0.65%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 62 (40.26%) Developer
2 26 (16.88%) Senior Developer
3 23 (14.94%) Digital Developer
4 20 (12.99%) Java Developer
5 13 (8.44%) Analyst
6 12 (7.79%) Data Scientist
7 11 (7.14%) Node.js Developer
7 11 (7.14%) React Developer
7 11 (7.14%) Senior React Developer
8 9 (5.84%) Architect
9 7 (4.55%) Business Systems Analyst
9 7 (4.55%) EDI Analyst
9 7 (4.55%) EDI Systems Analyst
9 7 (4.55%) Insurance Systems Analyst
9 7 (4.55%) Systems Analyst
10 5 (3.25%) Technical Architect
11 4 (2.60%) C# Developer
11 4 (2.60%) Implementation Manager
11 4 (2.60%) PHP Developer
11 4 (2.60%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (22.73%) CSS
2 26 (16.88%) HTML
3 22 (14.29%) React
4 17 (11.04%) Redux
5 16 (10.39%) Jest
5 16 (10.39%) Node.js
6 15 (9.74%) GraphQL
6 15 (9.74%) Spring
7 14 (9.09%) D3.js
8 13 (8.44%) RESTful
9 12 (7.79%) .NET
10 10 (6.49%) Web Services
11 9 (5.84%) TensorFlow
11 9 (5.84%) XML
12 8 (5.19%) HTML5
12 8 (5.19%) Kafka
12 8 (5.19%) Pandas
13 7 (4.55%) EDI
13 7 (4.55%) SciPy
14 6 (3.90%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 53 (34.42%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (27.92%) Algorithms
2 43 (27.92%) User Experience
3 39 (25.32%) Data Structures
4 9 (5.84%) Management Information System
4 9 (5.84%) Mobile App
5 8 (5.19%) Linux Command Line
6 6 (3.90%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (3.25%) Fixed Income
7 5 (3.25%) Mobile Payment
7 5 (3.25%) Video\Live Streaming
8 4 (2.60%) Cloud Native
8 4 (2.60%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (2.60%) Hedge funds
8 4 (2.60%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (2.60%) Social Media
8 4 (2.60%) Video on Demand
9 2 (1.30%) Blog
9 2 (1.30%) Digital Media
9 2 (1.30%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.49%) Linux
2 9 (5.84%) Unix
3 3 (1.95%) Windows
4 2 (1.30%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.65%) Android
5 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.65%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
3 42 (27.27%) Test Automation
4 38 (24.68%) OO
5 29 (18.83%) OOD
6 26 (16.88%) Mathematics
7 23 (14.94%) Continuous Integration
8 21 (13.64%) Open Source
9 20 (12.99%) Data Science
9 20 (12.99%) Visualisation
10 19 (12.34%) Physics
11 17 (11.04%) Data Visualisation
11 17 (11.04%) Software Engineering
11 17 (11.04%) TDD
12 16 (10.39%) DevOps
13 15 (9.74%) API Design
14 14 (9.09%) Machine Learning
14 14 (9.09%) OOP
15 12 (7.79%) Scrum
16 11 (7.14%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 54 (35.06%) JavaScript
2 48 (31.17%) Java
3 46 (29.87%) SQL
4 41 (26.62%) Python
5 16 (10.39%) C#
5 16 (10.39%) ES6
5 16 (10.39%) TypeScript
6 9 (5.84%) R
6 9 (5.84%) Scala
7 8 (5.19%) Kotlin
8 6 (3.90%) C
8 6 (3.90%) Java 8
8 6 (3.90%) PHP
9 5 (3.25%) Go
9 5 (3.25%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.60%) Bash Shell
10 4 (2.60%) C++
10 4 (2.60%) VBA
11 2 (1.30%) Haskell
11 2 (1.30%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 89 (57.79%) Degree
2 47 (30.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (11.69%) Master's Degree
4 7 (4.55%) PhD
5 4 (2.60%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.95%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (1.30%) AWS Certification
7 2 (1.30%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.30%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.30%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.65%) CBAP
8 1 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.65%) IIBA
8 1 (0.65%) ISEB
8 1 (0.65%) PMP
8 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.44%) QA
2 4 (2.60%) PSD2
3 3 (1.95%) GDPR
4 1 (0.65%) COBIT
System Software
1 23 (14.94%) Docker
2 4 (2.60%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 20 (12.99%) Kubernetes
2 18 (11.69%) Terraform
3 4 (2.60%) Hadoop YARN
4 3 (1.95%) Grafana
5 2 (1.30%) Kibana
6 1 (0.65%) Ansible
6 1 (0.65%) Control-M
6 1 (0.65%) Graphite
6 1 (0.65%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.65%) Netcool
6 1 (0.65%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 1 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.65%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.65%) Puppet
6 1 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.65%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.65%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 1 (0.65%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 13 (8.44%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.84%) Google
3 8 (5.19%) Oracle
4 7 (4.55%) Adobe
4 7 (4.55%) Tableau
5 5 (3.25%) Splunk
6 4 (2.60%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.95%) Cognos
8 2 (1.30%) Bloomberg
8 2 (1.30%) ION Trading
8 2 (1.30%) MuleSoft
8 2 (1.30%) SAP
9 1 (0.65%) Criteo
9 1 (0.65%) Databricks
9 1 (0.65%) Facebook
9 1 (0.65%) GoldenSource
9 1 (0.65%) iManage
9 1 (0.65%) MapR
9 1 (0.65%) Okta
9 1 (0.65%) StreamSets