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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 24 May 2022 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 82 84 67
Rank change year-on-year +2 -17 +35
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 108 69 95
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.58% 2.43% 3.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.83% 2.65% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 56 64
10th Percentile £480 £281 £370
25th Percentile £525 £431 £412
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £550 £523
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +5.26% -6.70%
75th Percentile £650 £621 £616
90th Percentile £790 £675 £700
Central London median daily rate £600 £550 £520
% change year-on-year +9.09% +5.77% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 3
10th Percentile £45.45 - £39.15
25th Percentile £47.75 £31.00 £41.25
Median hourly rate £53.50 £32.00 £48.50
Median % change year-on-year +67.19% -34.02% +38.57%
75th Percentile £61.75 £33.00 £52.63
90th Percentile £62.05 - £52.85
Central London median hourly rate £53.50 £32.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year +67.19% -26.44% -17.14%

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 the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,821 2,604 2,803
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 91.35% 91.59% 88.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,889 1,889 2,083
10th Percentile £388 £340 £338
25th Percentile £475 £431 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £515
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +1.94% -1.90%
75th Percentile £688 £628 £603
90th Percentile £775 £713 £675
Central London median daily rate £570 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +8.57% +5.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 28 50
10th Percentile £18.50 £8.00 £12.42
25th Percentile £21.00 £12.28 £14.41
Median hourly rate £40.00 £22.98 £24.06
Median % change year-on-year +74.10% -4.51% +21.82%
75th Percentile £52.63 £28.94 £39.13
90th Percentile £62.50 £38.98 £52.33
Central London median hourly rate £40.50 £20.00 £24.31
% change year-on-year +102.50% -17.73% +21.55%

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science in the City of London

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Computer Science in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Computer Science in the City of London

Computer Science
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Computer Science in the City of London over the 6 months to 24 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Computer Science in the City of London

Computer Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Computer Science in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Computer Science in the City of London

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Computer Science in the City of London over the 6 months to 24 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Computer Science in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 87 (80.56%) Degree
2 55 (50.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 41 (37.96%) Social Skills
4 40 (37.04%) Java
5 38 (35.19%) Finance
6 31 (28.70%) SQL
7 29 (26.85%) Mathematics
8 27 (25.00%) Python
9 26 (24.07%) Azure
10 24 (22.22%) Agile
11 16 (14.81%) TDD
11 16 (14.81%) AWS
11 16 (14.81%) DevOps
11 16 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
12 15 (13.89%) PostgreSQL
12 15 (13.89%) CI/CD
13 14 (12.96%) Linux
13 14 (12.96%) SQL Server
13 14 (12.96%) Banking
13 14 (12.96%) Software Engineering
14 13 (12.04%) Statistics
14 13 (12.04%) Test Automation
14 13 (12.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 13 (12.04%) Scala
15 12 (11.11%) Functional Programming
15 12 (11.11%) Kotlin
15 12 (11.11%) Publishing
15 12 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
15 12 (11.11%) Microsoft
16 11 (10.19%) JIRA

Computer Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 8 (7.41%) Apache Spark
2 6 (5.56%) Apache Airflow
3 5 (4.63%) Luigi
4 3 (2.78%) Confluence
5 2 (1.85%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (4.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.85%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.93%) Blender
3 1 (0.93%) Houdini
3 1 (0.93%) Maya
3 1 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (4.63%) MoSes
2 2 (1.85%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
Cloud Services
1 26 (24.07%) Azure
2 16 (14.81%) AWS
3 11 (10.19%) GCP
4 6 (5.56%) Amazon EMR
5 5 (4.63%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (4.63%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (2.78%) Serverless
7 2 (1.85%) Amazon SageMaker
7 2 (1.85%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.85%) Microsoft 365
7 2 (1.85%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.85%) Power Platform
7 2 (1.85%) Tricentis Tosca
8 1 (0.93%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.93%) Azure Pipelines
8 1 (0.93%) GitHub
8 1 (0.93%) GitHub Actions
8 1 (0.93%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.93%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.56%) Firewall
2 4 (3.70%) DHCP
2 4 (3.70%) DNS
3 3 (2.78%) Internet
3 3 (2.78%) IPv6
3 3 (2.78%) Network Security
3 3 (2.78%) NGN
3 3 (2.78%) SD-WAN
3 3 (2.78%) WAN
4 2 (1.85%) SSL
4 2 (1.85%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.85%) Wireless
5 1 (0.93%) 5G
5 1 (0.93%) DMZ
5 1 (0.93%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.93%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.89%) PostgreSQL
2 14 (12.96%) SQL Server
3 12 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (9.26%) Big Data
5 9 (8.33%) DB2
6 8 (7.41%) Hadoop
6 8 (7.41%) MySQL
6 8 (7.41%) NoSQL
7 6 (5.56%) Amazon Redshift
7 6 (5.56%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (5.56%) Relational Database
8 5 (4.63%) Amazon Athena
8 5 (4.63%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (4.63%) Apache Hive
8 5 (4.63%) Presto
9 2 (1.85%) BigQuery
9 2 (1.85%) Bigtable
9 2 (1.85%) Data Lake
9 2 (1.85%) Qlik Sense
9 2 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (10.19%) JIRA
2 10 (9.26%) Eclipse
2 10 (9.26%) Git (software)
3 7 (6.48%) TeamCity
4 6 (5.56%) Jenkins
5 5 (4.63%) Bitbucket
6 4 (3.70%) Maven
7 3 (2.78%) GitLab
7 3 (2.78%) Selenium
8 2 (1.85%) Appium
8 2 (1.85%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.85%) eggPlant
8 2 (1.85%) HP UFT
8 2 (1.85%) IntelliJ
8 2 (1.85%) LoadRunner
8 2 (1.85%) NeoLoad
8 2 (1.85%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (1.85%) SilkTest
8 2 (1.85%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 41 (37.96%) Social Skills
2 38 (35.19%) Finance
3 14 (12.96%) Banking
4 12 (11.11%) Publishing
5 10 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (9.26%) Investment Banking
5 10 (9.26%) Presentation Skills
6 9 (8.33%) Spanish Language
7 8 (7.41%) Front Office
8 6 (5.56%) Financial Institution
8 6 (5.56%) Legal
9 5 (4.63%) Influencing Skills
10 3 (2.78%) Telecoms
11 2 (1.85%) Advertising
11 2 (1.85%) Back Office
11 2 (1.85%) French Language
11 2 (1.85%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.93%) Games
12 1 (0.93%) German Language
12 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (25.93%) Developer
2 22 (20.37%) Java Developer
3 19 (17.59%) Analyst
4 13 (12.04%) Senior Developer
5 12 (11.11%) Data Engineer
5 12 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
6 9 (8.33%) Architect
6 9 (8.33%) Business Systems Analyst
6 9 (8.33%) Insurance Systems Analyst
6 9 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
7 6 (5.56%) Administrator
7 6 (5.56%) Security Analyst
8 5 (4.63%) Big Data Engineer
8 5 (4.63%) Hadoop Engineer
8 5 (4.63%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.70%) Technical Leader
10 3 (2.78%) Business Analyst
10 3 (2.78%) Network Architect
10 3 (2.78%) Project Manager
10 3 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.19%) Kafka
2 6 (5.56%) .NET
3 5 (4.63%) HTML
3 5 (4.63%) Spring
4 4 (3.70%) AngularJS
4 4 (3.70%) REST
4 4 (3.70%) Web Services
5 3 (2.78%) CSS
5 3 (2.78%) React
6 2 (1.85%) Gherkin
6 2 (1.85%) Hibernate
6 2 (1.85%) JavaFX
7 1 (0.93%) Node.js
7 1 (0.93%) OpenID
7 1 (0.93%) Redux
7 1 (0.93%) Sass
7 1 (0.93%) SpaCy
7 1 (0.93%) Spring Boot
7 1 (0.93%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 1 (0.93%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 10 (9.26%) Derivative
2 10 (9.26%) Management Information System
3 9 (8.33%) iSeries
4 8 (7.41%) Linux Command Line
5 7 (6.48%) Social Media
6 6 (5.56%) Equities
6 6 (5.56%) User Experience
7 5 (4.63%) Cloud Native
7 5 (4.63%) Reinsurance
8 4 (3.70%) Algorithms
8 4 (3.70%) Hedge funds
9 3 (2.78%) Fixed Income
9 3 (2.78%) Public Cloud
10 2 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (1.85%) Legacy Systems
10 2 (1.85%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.93%) Augmented Reality
11 1 (0.93%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.93%) Legacy Applications
Operating Systems
1 14 (12.96%) Linux
2 9 (8.33%) Unix
3 8 (7.41%) Windows
4 3 (2.78%) Android
5 2 (1.85%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.85%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.93%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.93%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (26.85%) Mathematics
2 24 (22.22%) Agile
3 16 (14.81%) DevOps
3 16 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
3 16 (14.81%) TDD
4 15 (13.89%) CI/CD
5 14 (12.96%) Software Engineering
6 13 (12.04%) Statistics
6 13 (12.04%) Test Automation
7 12 (11.11%) Functional Programming
8 11 (10.19%) Analytics
8 11 (10.19%) Data Science
9 10 (9.26%) Information Security
9 10 (9.26%) Project Management
9 10 (9.26%) Systems Analysis
10 9 (8.33%) Data Pipeline
10 9 (8.33%) Information Management
10 9 (8.33%) Low Latency
11 8 (7.41%) ITIL
12 7 (6.48%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 40 (37.04%) Java
2 31 (28.70%) SQL
3 27 (25.00%) Python
4 13 (12.04%) Scala
5 12 (11.11%) Kotlin
6 10 (9.26%) C#
7 8 (7.41%) PowerShell
8 7 (6.48%) JavaScript
9 4 (3.70%) Bash
9 4 (3.70%) C++
10 3 (2.78%) Perl
10 3 (2.78%) R
11 2 (1.85%) Groovy
11 2 (1.85%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.85%) VB
12 1 (0.93%) C
12 1 (0.93%) GLSL
12 1 (0.93%) HLSL
12 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.93%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 87 (80.56%) Degree
2 55 (50.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (4.63%) Master's Degree
4 4 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.70%) CISSP
5 3 (2.78%) CCNA
5 3 (2.78%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.85%) CCNP
6 2 (1.85%) CISA
6 2 (1.85%) CISM
6 2 (1.85%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (1.85%) PhD
6 2 (1.85%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (0.93%) CEH
7 1 (0.93%) MCSE
7 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.93%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.93%) PMP
7 1 (0.93%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.63%) GDPR
1 5 (4.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.70%) NIST
3 3 (2.78%) COBIT
4 2 (1.85%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.85%) QA
5 1 (0.93%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (6.48%) Docker
2 6 (5.56%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.85%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 10 (9.26%) Kubernetes
2 4 (3.70%) Nexpose
2 4 (3.70%) SCCM
3 2 (1.85%) CA Service Virtualization
3 2 (1.85%) Grafana
3 2 (1.85%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (1.85%) Prometheus
3 2 (1.85%) Terraform
4 1 (0.93%) Ansible
4 1 (0.93%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.93%) Nessus
Vendors
1 12 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.48%) Oracle
3 5 (4.63%) Atlassian
3 5 (4.63%) Google
3 5 (4.63%) Refinitiv
4 4 (3.70%) ServiceNow
5 3 (2.78%) CA
5 3 (2.78%) CrowdStrike
5 3 (2.78%) Dell
5 3 (2.78%) IBM
5 3 (2.78%) Splunk
5 3 (2.78%) VMware
6 2 (1.85%) Borland
6 2 (1.85%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.85%) Cisco
6 2 (1.85%) HP
6 2 (1.85%) Informatica
6 2 (1.85%) Juniper
6 2 (1.85%) Netezza
6 2 (1.85%) Palo Alto