Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 112 110 109
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 +4
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 154 128 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.19% 2.07% 1.94%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.10% 5.35% 4.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 93 102
City of London median daily rate £550 £538 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.33% +19.44% -
10th Percentile £374 £270 £300
90th Percentile £698 £675 £621
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £450
% change year-on-year +4.76% +16.67% -1.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
City of London median hourly rate £21.25 - £20.50
10th Percentile £12.73 - £16.08
90th Percentile £42.78 - £26.65
Central London median hourly rate £21.25 - £44.00

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 3,019 2,394 2,617
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 43.01% 38.81% 39.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,357 1,816 2,068
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £319 £306 £288
90th Percentile £725 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 19 48
City of London median hourly rate £21.50 £21.16 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.63% +8.50% +9.14%
10th Percentile £12.72 £14.47 £11.50
90th Percentile £48.43 £55.00 £32.52
Central London median hourly rate £21.36 £18.50 £19.99
% change year-on-year +15.47% -7.45% +11.89%

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 19 April 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 19 April 2018.

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

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, 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.

1 110 (71.43%) Degree
2 71 (46.10%) Finance
3 53 (34.42%) Computer Science Degree
4 50 (32.47%) Python
5 46 (29.87%) Java
6 45 (29.22%) SQL
7 42 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
8 41 (26.62%) Mathematics
9 35 (22.73%) Banking
10 30 (19.48%) Problem-Solving
11 29 (18.83%) Linux
12 28 (18.18%) C#
13 21 (13.64%) .NET
13 21 (13.64%) OO
13 21 (13.64%) Algorithms
14 20 (12.99%) SDLC
14 20 (12.99%) Software Engineering
14 20 (12.99%) Hedge funds
15 19 (12.34%) Test Automation
15 19 (12.34%) Analytical Skills
16 18 (11.69%) Data Structures
16 18 (11.69%) Relational Database
16 18 (11.69%) JavaScript
17 17 (11.04%) C++
17 17 (11.04%) SQL Server
17 17 (11.04%) Windows
17 17 (11.04%) Project Management
17 17 (11.04%) DevOps
18 16 (10.39%) Fixed Income
18 16 (10.39%) Investment Banking

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 10 (6.49%) Apache Spark
2 9 (5.84%) SAS
3 6 (3.90%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.25%) Apache
5 4 (2.60%) Confluence
5 4 (2.60%) MS Exchange
5 4 (2.60%) nginx
6 2 (1.30%) JBoss
6 2 (1.30%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.30%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.30%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.65%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.65%) Ethereum
7 1 (0.65%) GemFire
Applications
1 14 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (4.55%) SPSS
3 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.30%) Weka
5 1 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.65%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.65%) InVision
5 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.65%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.65%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (1.30%) BondVision
2 1 (0.65%) ENOVIA
2 1 (0.65%) RMDS
2 1 (0.65%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.65%) SAP PLM
2 1 (0.65%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (5.84%) Office 365
4 6 (3.90%) Adobe Analytics
4 6 (3.90%) Google Analytics
5 4 (2.60%) Mimecast
6 3 (1.95%) GitHub
7 2 (1.30%) Heroku
7 2 (1.30%) PaaS
8 1 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.65%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.90%) Firewall
2 5 (3.25%) Internet
3 4 (2.60%) Kerberos
4 3 (1.95%) AMQP
4 3 (1.95%) SSL
5 2 (1.30%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.30%) LAN
5 2 (1.30%) MPLS
5 2 (1.30%) Multicast
5 2 (1.30%) PBX
5 2 (1.30%) PSTN
5 2 (1.30%) VoIP
6 1 (0.65%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.65%) DHCP
6 1 (0.65%) DNS
6 1 (0.65%) Extranet
6 1 (0.65%) OSPF
6 1 (0.65%) snoop
6 1 (0.65%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.65%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.69%) Relational Database
2 17 (11.04%) SQL Server
3 13 (8.44%) Big Data
4 9 (5.84%) RDBMS
5 8 (5.19%) MongoDB
5 8 (5.19%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (4.55%) Apache Hive
6 7 (4.55%) Hadoop
6 7 (4.55%) NoSQL
7 6 (3.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.60%) Impala
8 4 (2.60%) MySQL
8 4 (2.60%) Redis
9 3 (1.95%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.95%) Data Mining
10 2 (1.30%) KDB
10 2 (1.30%) Kdb+
10 2 (1.30%) STATISTICA
10 2 (1.30%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 12 (7.79%) Jenkins
2 10 (6.49%) JIRA
3 7 (4.55%) Git (software)
4 6 (3.90%) Maven
4 6 (3.90%) Selenium
5 3 (1.95%) Cucumber
5 3 (1.95%) Subversion
6 2 (1.30%) Bitbucket
6 2 (1.30%) Gradle
6 2 (1.30%) Grunt
6 2 (1.30%) gulp
6 2 (1.30%) JUnit
6 2 (1.30%) TestNG
6 2 (1.30%) Travis CI
6 2 (1.30%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.65%) CircleCI
7 1 (0.65%) Gatling
7 1 (0.65%) git-flow
7 1 (0.65%) PyCharm
7 1 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 71 (46.10%) Finance
2 35 (22.73%) Banking
3 16 (10.39%) Investment Banking
4 11 (7.14%) Front Office
5 7 (4.55%) Back Office
5 7 (4.55%) Games
5 7 (4.55%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.60%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.95%) Advertising
7 3 (1.95%) Prime Brokerage
8 2 (1.30%) Marketing
8 2 (1.30%) Retail
9 1 (0.65%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.65%) Automotive
9 1 (0.65%) German Language
9 1 (0.65%) Legal
Job Titles
1 58 (37.66%) Developer
2 21 (13.64%) Analyst
3 17 (11.04%) C# Developer
4 11 (7.14%) Data Scientist
4 11 (7.14%) Java Developer
4 11 (7.14%) SQL Analyst
5 10 (6.49%) Excel Analyst
6 9 (5.84%) DevOps Engineer
7 8 (5.19%) Python Developer
8 7 (4.55%) Data Analyst
9 6 (3.90%) Agile Developer
9 6 (3.90%) Data Engineer
9 6 (3.90%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (3.90%) Senior Web Analyst
9 6 (3.90%) SQL Data Analyst
9 6 (3.90%) Web Analyst
10 5 (3.25%) Big Data Engineer
10 5 (3.25%) Data Insight Analyst
10 5 (3.25%) Insight Data Analyst
10 5 (3.25%) Telecoms Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (13.64%) .NET
2 12 (7.79%) WCF
2 12 (7.79%) WPF
3 10 (6.49%) AngularJS
4 9 (5.84%) HTML
4 9 (5.84%) REST
4 9 (5.84%) WinForms
4 9 (5.84%) XML
5 6 (3.90%) JSON
5 6 (3.90%) LDAP
5 6 (3.90%) Natural Language Processing
5 6 (3.90%) Sensu
6 5 (3.25%) HTML5
6 5 (3.25%) jQuery
6 5 (3.25%) Kafka
6 5 (3.25%) RabbitMQ
6 5 (3.25%) React
6 5 (3.25%) RESTful
6 5 (3.25%) Web Services
7 4 (2.60%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.64%) Algorithms
2 20 (12.99%) Hedge funds
3 19 (12.34%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (11.69%) Data Structures
5 16 (10.39%) Fixed Income
6 10 (6.49%) Greenfield Project
7 9 (5.84%) Data Centre
8 8 (5.19%) Fintech
9 7 (4.55%) Equities
9 7 (4.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 7 (4.55%) Management Information System
10 5 (3.25%) Market Risk
10 5 (3.25%) PMI
10 5 (3.25%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Licensing
12 3 (1.95%) Derivative
12 3 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (1.95%) User Experience
13 2 (1.30%) Mobile App
13 2 (1.30%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 29 (18.83%) Linux
2 17 (11.04%) Windows
3 16 (10.39%) Unix
4 7 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (3.25%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.95%) Android
7 2 (1.30%) AIX
7 2 (1.30%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.65%) Solaris
8 1 (0.65%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (26.62%) Mathematics
3 30 (19.48%) Problem-Solving
4 21 (13.64%) OO
5 20 (12.99%) SDLC
5 20 (12.99%) Software Engineering
6 19 (12.34%) Test Automation
7 17 (11.04%) DevOps
7 17 (11.04%) Project Management
8 16 (10.39%) Data Science
9 15 (9.74%) Statistics
10 14 (9.09%) Analytics
10 14 (9.09%) Multithreading
10 14 (9.09%) Risk Management
11 13 (8.44%) OOP
11 13 (8.44%) TDD
12 12 (7.79%) ITIL
12 12 (7.79%) OOD
13 11 (7.14%) Change Management
13 11 (7.14%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 50 (32.47%) Python
2 46 (29.87%) Java
3 45 (29.22%) SQL
4 28 (18.18%) C#
5 18 (11.69%) JavaScript
6 17 (11.04%) C++
7 15 (9.74%) R
8 12 (7.79%) Ruby
9 8 (5.19%) C
9 8 (5.19%) T-SQL
10 7 (4.55%) Bash Shell
11 6 (3.90%) Java 8
11 6 (3.90%) Perl
11 6 (3.90%) Scala
12 5 (3.25%) Kotlin
13 4 (2.60%) Shell Script
14 2 (1.30%) AWK
14 2 (1.30%) F#
14 2 (1.30%) Groovy
14 2 (1.30%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 110 (71.43%) Degree
2 53 (34.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (9.09%) Numerate Degree
3 14 (9.09%) PhD
4 12 (7.79%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (5.19%) Master's Degree
5 8 (5.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (4.55%) CCNA
7 6 (3.90%) CCNP
7 6 (3.90%) MBA
7 6 (3.90%) PMI Certification
8 5 (3.25%) CFA
8 5 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (2.60%) MCP
9 4 (2.60%) MCSE
10 3 (1.95%) CCIE
10 3 (1.95%) CISSP
10 3 (1.95%) SC Cleared
10 3 (1.95%) Security Cleared
10 3 (1.95%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.84%) QA
2 4 (2.60%) SLA
3 2 (1.30%) GDPR
4 1 (0.65%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.65%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (5.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (4.55%) Hyper-V
3 6 (3.90%) Active Directory
4 4 (2.60%) Docker
5 3 (1.95%) KVM
5 3 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.30%) HDFS
7 1 (0.65%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.65%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 11 (7.14%) Ansible
2 8 (5.19%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.60%) Backup Exec
3 4 (2.60%) NetBackup
3 4 (2.60%) Oozie
3 4 (2.60%) Salt
4 3 (1.95%) CA Single Sign-On
4 3 (1.95%) CASB
4 3 (1.95%) Puppet
4 3 (1.95%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (1.95%) vMotion
4 3 (1.95%) vRealize
5 2 (1.30%) Capistrano
5 2 (1.30%) PingFederate
5 2 (1.30%) RSA Archer
6 1 (0.65%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.65%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 15 (9.74%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.44%) Oracle
3 10 (6.49%) VMware
4 9 (5.84%) Cisco
5 8 (5.19%) Tableau
6 7 (4.55%) Adobe
6 7 (4.55%) Google
6 7 (4.55%) Sybase
7 6 (3.90%) Bloomberg
8 5 (3.25%) CheckPoint
8 5 (3.25%) Cloudera
9 4 (2.60%) SaltStack
9 4 (2.60%) Sophos
9 4 (2.60%) Splunk
9 4 (2.60%) Veeam
10 2 (1.30%) Hitachi
10 2 (1.30%) MarketAxess
10 2 (1.30%) SAP
10 2 (1.30%) TIBCO
10 2 (1.30%) Tradeweb