Period
to 20 January 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 6 months to 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period over 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 96 90
Rank change year-on-year +10 -6 +19
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 194 159 171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.75% 2.56% 2.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.50% 6.44% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 108 143
City of London median daily rate £575 £525 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.52% +7.69% +11.81%
10th Percentile £410 £367 £300
90th Percentile £675 £700 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +15.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
City of London median hourly rate £28.00 £17.25 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.32% -28.81% -
10th Percentile £18.40 £16.63 £20.65
90th Percentile £40.95 £17.88 £27.25
Central London median hourly rate £28.00 £17.25 £24.23
% change year-on-year +62.32% -28.81% +61.53%

Computer Science is in the Generic IT Skills 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 generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2,986 2,469 2,891
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 42.38% 39.71% 40.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,370 1,883 2,277
City of London median daily rate £525 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £278
90th Percentile £713 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 27 44
City of London median hourly rate £27.30 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.66% -4.98% +14.26%
10th Percentile £14.91 £13.11 £12.00
90th Percentile £41.63 £55.00 £35.87
Central London median hourly rate £27.09 £18.45 £20.00
% change year-on-year +46.83% -7.75% +14.29%

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Computer Science as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Science in the City of London

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Computer Science in the City of London

Computer Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Science in the City of London

Computer Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Computer Science in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 145 (74.74%) Degree
2 99 (51.03%) Finance
3 79 (40.72%) Computer Science Degree
4 65 (33.51%) Agile Software Development
5 63 (32.47%) SQL
6 60 (30.93%) C#
7 59 (30.41%) Banking
8 53 (27.32%) Java
9 44 (22.68%) Python
10 41 (21.13%) .NET
10 41 (21.13%) Mathematics
11 39 (20.10%) SQL Server
12 38 (19.59%) OO
13 36 (18.56%) Test Automation
14 34 (17.53%) Linux
15 32 (16.49%) REST
15 32 (16.49%) Relational Database
16 30 (15.46%) WPF
16 30 (15.46%) Oracle
16 30 (15.46%) TDD
17 29 (14.95%) Algorithms
18 28 (14.43%) Front Office
18 28 (14.43%) OOD
19 27 (13.92%) JavaScript
19 27 (13.92%) Telecoms
20 26 (13.40%) Data Structures
20 26 (13.40%) SDLC
21 24 (12.37%) Windows
21 24 (12.37%) WCF
22 23 (11.86%) RDBMS

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 11 (5.67%) Tomcat
2 10 (5.15%) Apache Spark
3 7 (3.61%) MS Exchange
4 6 (3.09%) Apache
5 4 (2.06%) nginx
5 4 (2.06%) Oracle Coherence
6 3 (1.55%) GemFire
6 3 (1.55%) JBoss
7 2 (1.03%) Confluence
7 2 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.03%) IIS
7 2 (1.03%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.03%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.52%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.52%) CMS
8 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.52%) SAS
8 1 (0.52%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (3.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (1.03%) SPSS
2 2 (1.03%) Weka
3 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.52%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.55%) BondVision
1 3 (1.55%) Radian6
1 3 (1.55%) Social Studio
2 1 (0.52%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 20 (10.31%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (8.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (4.64%) Office 365
4 6 (3.09%) Mimecast
5 3 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.55%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 3 (1.55%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 2 (1.03%) GitHub
6 2 (1.03%) Heroku
6 2 (1.03%) SaaS
6 2 (1.03%) Serverless
7 1 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.52%) npm
7 1 (0.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.64%) Firewall
2 8 (4.12%) Internet
3 6 (3.09%) SSL
3 6 (3.09%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.06%) Kerberos
5 3 (1.55%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (1.55%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (1.55%) CTI
5 3 (1.55%) DNS
5 3 (1.55%) HTTP
5 3 (1.55%) Intranet
6 2 (1.03%) BGP
6 2 (1.03%) DHCP
6 2 (1.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (1.03%) MPLS
6 2 (1.03%) SAN
6 2 (1.03%) snoop
6 2 (1.03%) tcpdump
6 2 (1.03%) VPN
6 2 (1.03%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (20.10%) SQL Server
2 32 (16.49%) Relational Database
3 23 (11.86%) RDBMS
4 11 (5.67%) Big Data
5 9 (4.64%) MongoDB
5 9 (4.64%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (4.12%) MySQL
6 8 (4.12%) NoSQL
7 7 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (3.09%) Apache Hive
8 6 (3.09%) Hadoop
9 5 (2.58%) Redis
9 5 (2.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (2.06%) Impala
11 3 (1.55%) Data Mining
11 3 (1.55%) HBase
12 2 (1.03%) KDB
12 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (1.03%) Sqoop
12 2 (1.03%) STATISTICA
Development Applications
1 15 (7.73%) Git (software)
2 11 (5.67%) JIRA
3 9 (4.64%) Jenkins
4 8 (4.12%) Maven
5 6 (3.09%) Subversion
5 6 (3.09%) TeamCity
6 5 (2.58%) Selenium
7 4 (2.06%) Cucumber
7 4 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (2.06%) WebDriver
8 3 (1.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (1.55%) Bitbucket
8 3 (1.55%) Gradle
8 3 (1.55%) PyCharm
8 3 (1.55%) TestRail
9 2 (1.03%) Ant
9 2 (1.03%) LINQPad
9 2 (1.03%) ReSharper
9 2 (1.03%) Travis CI
9 2 (1.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 99 (51.03%) Finance
2 59 (30.41%) Banking
3 28 (14.43%) Front Office
4 27 (13.92%) Telecoms
5 15 (7.73%) Games
6 12 (6.19%) Investment Banking
7 9 (4.64%) Marketing
8 7 (3.61%) Back Office
9 5 (2.58%) Financial Institution
10 3 (1.55%) Advertising
10 3 (1.55%) Prime Brokerage
10 3 (1.55%) Retail
11 2 (1.03%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.52%) Digital Economy
12 1 (0.52%) Electronics
12 1 (0.52%) German Language
12 1 (0.52%) Legal
12 1 (0.52%) Publishing
12 1 (0.52%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 110 (56.70%) Developer
2 39 (20.10%) C# Developer
3 24 (12.37%) Java Developer
4 17 (8.76%) Analyst
4 17 (8.76%) C# WPF Developer
4 17 (8.76%) WPF Developer
5 15 (7.73%) .NET Developer
5 15 (7.73%) Games Developer
5 15 (7.73%) Java Games Developer
5 15 (7.73%) Telecoms Developer
5 15 (7.73%) Telecoms Java Developer
6 13 (6.70%) Python Developer
7 11 (5.67%) C# .NET Developer
8 10 (5.15%) Front Office Developer
8 10 (5.15%) Senior Developer
9 9 (4.64%) Full Stack Developer
10 8 (4.12%) DevOps Engineer
11 7 (3.61%) Architect
11 7 (3.61%) Business Analyst
11 7 (3.61%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (21.13%) .NET
2 32 (16.49%) REST
3 30 (15.46%) WPF
4 24 (12.37%) WCF
5 21 (10.82%) HTML
6 18 (9.28%) WinForms
7 16 (8.25%) Web Services
8 15 (7.73%) AngularJS
8 15 (7.73%) HTML5
9 12 (6.19%) jQuery
9 12 (6.19%) XML
10 11 (5.67%) RabbitMQ
11 9 (4.64%) Node.js
12 8 (4.12%) React
13 7 (3.61%) ASP.NET Web API
13 7 (3.61%) JSON
13 7 (3.61%) Kafka
14 6 (3.09%) CSS
14 6 (3.09%) LDAP
14 6 (3.09%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 29 (14.95%) Algorithms
2 26 (13.40%) Data Structures
3 22 (11.34%) Hedge funds
4 17 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (7.73%) Equities
6 14 (7.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 13 (6.70%) Fixed Income
8 7 (3.61%) Fintech
8 7 (3.61%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (3.61%) Management Information System
9 6 (3.09%) Data Centre
9 6 (3.09%) Microsoft Licensing
9 6 (3.09%) Social Media
10 4 (2.06%) Derivative
10 4 (2.06%) Market Risk
10 4 (2.06%) Mobile App
10 4 (2.06%) User Experience
11 3 (1.55%) Clustering
11 3 (1.55%) Grid Computing
11 3 (1.55%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 34 (17.53%) Linux
2 24 (12.37%) Windows
3 11 (5.67%) Unix
4 10 (5.15%) Windows Server
5 8 (4.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.06%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.55%) CentOS
8 2 (1.03%) Android
8 2 (1.03%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.52%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.52%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (33.51%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (21.13%) Mathematics
3 38 (19.59%) OO
4 36 (18.56%) Test Automation
5 30 (15.46%) TDD
6 28 (14.43%) OOD
7 26 (13.40%) SDLC
8 20 (10.31%) OOP
9 18 (9.28%) Multithreading
9 18 (9.28%) Software Engineering
10 17 (8.76%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (8.76%) ITIL
11 16 (8.25%) DevOps
11 16 (8.25%) Project Management
12 14 (7.22%) Risk Management
13 13 (6.70%) Change Management
13 13 (6.70%) Incident Management
13 13 (6.70%) SOA
14 12 (6.19%) Scrum
14 12 (6.19%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 63 (32.47%) SQL
2 60 (30.93%) C#
3 53 (27.32%) Java
4 44 (22.68%) Python
5 27 (13.92%) JavaScript
6 18 (9.28%) T-SQL
7 17 (8.76%) C++
8 12 (6.19%) Bash Shell
9 8 (4.12%) Ruby
10 7 (3.61%) Perl
10 7 (3.61%) R
10 7 (3.61%) Scala
11 6 (3.09%) C
12 3 (1.55%) Apple Swift
12 3 (1.55%) Objective-C
12 3 (1.55%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.55%) VBA
13 2 (1.03%) AWK
13 2 (1.03%) Go
13 2 (1.03%) sed
Qualifications
1 145 (74.74%) Degree
2 79 (40.72%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (9.28%) Numerate Degree
4 10 (5.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 9 (4.64%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (4.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (4.12%) CCNA
7 7 (3.61%) MCSE
8 6 (3.09%) Master's Degree
8 6 (3.09%) MCP
9 5 (2.58%) PMI Certification
10 4 (2.06%) PhD
11 3 (1.55%) CFA
11 3 (1.55%) CISSP
11 3 (1.55%) MBA
12 2 (1.03%) CISM
12 2 (1.03%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (1.03%) PMP
12 2 (1.03%) RHCE
12 2 (1.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.28%) QA
2 6 (3.09%) SLA
3 2 (1.03%) AS 2805
3 2 (1.03%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.03%) GDPR
3 2 (1.03%) ISO 8583
3 2 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.03%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.03%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.52%) HL7
System Software
1 10 (5.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (4.64%) Active Directory
3 7 (3.61%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.06%) Docker
4 4 (2.06%) iptables
5 2 (1.03%) HDFS
5 2 (1.03%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.52%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.52%) KVM
6 1 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (6.70%) Ansible
2 7 (3.61%) Backup Exec
2 7 (3.61%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (3.09%) NetBackup
3 6 (3.09%) Oozie
4 5 (2.58%) Puppet
4 5 (2.58%) Salt
5 4 (2.06%) SELinux
6 3 (1.55%) CA Single Sign-On
7 2 (1.03%) Capistrano
7 2 (1.03%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (1.03%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.52%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.52%) Cacti
8 1 (0.52%) Grafana
8 1 (0.52%) Icinga
8 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.52%) Nagios
8 1 (0.52%) vMotion
8 1 (0.52%) vRealize
Vendors
1 30 (15.46%) Oracle
2 21 (10.82%) Microsoft
3 17 (8.76%) Sybase
4 13 (6.70%) VMware
5 10 (5.15%) Cisco
5 10 (5.15%) Tableau
6 8 (4.12%) Sophos
7 6 (3.09%) CheckPoint
7 6 (3.09%) TIBCO
7 6 (3.09%) Veeam
8 5 (2.58%) IBM
8 5 (2.58%) Splunk
9 4 (2.06%) Cloudera
9 4 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (2.06%) SaltStack
10 3 (1.55%) Conga
10 3 (1.55%) DocuSign
10 3 (1.55%) Pardot
10 3 (1.55%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
10 3 (1.55%) Tradeweb