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 3 months to 29 March 2017 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)
London / City of London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 100 98
Rank change year-on-year -4 -2  
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 58 59 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.89% 1.74% 1.90%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.14% 4.85% 5.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 48 77
Median daily rate £531 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £304 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £600 £576
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £371 £350
% change year-on-year +1.01% +6.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £16.52 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £44.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -54.54% +46.66%  

Computer Science is in the generic IT skills category. The next 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.

Generic IT Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1128 1217 1865
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 36.72% 35.95% 36.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 863 970 1423
Median daily rate £525 £500 £464
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +7.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £675 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 27 35
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.79 £12.00 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £35.60 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £26.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -26.41% +43.24%  

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Computer Science as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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.

1 107 (78.68%) Degree
2 52 (38.24%) Finance
3 49 (36.03%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (35.29%) Java
5 36 (26.47%) SQL
6 34 (25.00%) Python
7 32 (23.53%) Mathematics
8 29 (21.32%) Linux
9 28 (20.59%) Banking
9 28 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
10 24 (17.65%) Analytics
10 24 (17.65%) JavaScript
11 23 (16.91%) C#
12 22 (16.18%) HTML
13 21 (15.44%) C++
14 20 (14.71%) .NET
14 20 (14.71%) Oracle
15 19 (13.97%) TDD
15 19 (13.97%) Hadoop
16 18 (13.24%) Software Engineering
17 17 (12.50%) Microsoft
17 17 (12.50%) HTML5
18 16 (11.76%) Scala
18 16 (11.76%) BDD
18 16 (11.76%) R
18 16 (11.76%) Machine Learning
18 16 (11.76%) Big Data
18 16 (11.76%) Statistics
18 16 (11.76%) Apache Spark
19 15 (11.03%) Derivative

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 16 (11.76%) Apache Spark
2 7 (5.15%) Confluence
2 7 (5.15%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (4.41%) SAS
4 4 (2.94%) IIS
5 3 (2.21%) Apache Pig
5 3 (2.21%) IPython
5 3 (2.21%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.47%) Apache
6 2 (1.47%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.47%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.74%) DataSynapse
7 1 (0.74%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.74%) JBoss
7 1 (0.74%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.74%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.74%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (5.15%) MS Excel
1 7 (5.15%) MS Office
2 5 (3.68%) SPSS
3 2 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.47%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.74%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.74%) MS Project
4 1 (0.74%) Stata
4 1 (0.74%) Weka
Business Applications
1 4 (2.94%) ION MarketView
2 2 (1.47%) Relativity
2 2 (1.47%) Ringtail
2 2 (1.47%) Veritas eDiscovery
3 1 (0.74%) HFM
3 1 (0.74%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.74%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.41%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (4.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 3 (2.21%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (2.21%) Amazon S3
2 3 (2.21%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.74%) Akamai
3 1 (0.74%) GitHub
3 1 (0.74%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.74%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.74%) Heroku
3 1 (0.74%) IaaS
3 1 (0.74%) Office 365
3 1 (0.74%) PaaS
3 1 (0.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.15%) Internet
2 5 (3.68%) Firewall
3 4 (2.94%) DNS
3 4 (2.94%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.21%) HTTP
4 3 (2.21%) SSL
5 2 (1.47%) Intranet
5 2 (1.47%) VPN
6 1 (0.74%) AMQP
6 1 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.74%) Extranet
6 1 (0.74%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.74%) LAN
6 1 (0.74%) LDAP
6 1 (0.74%) Multicast
6 1 (0.74%) Network Security
6 1 (0.74%) SAN
6 1 (0.74%) SSH
6 1 (0.74%) VLAN
6 1 (0.74%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (13.97%) Hadoop
2 16 (11.76%) Big Data
3 13 (9.56%) SQL Server
4 10 (7.35%) NoSQL
5 9 (6.62%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (6.62%) MongoDB
6 8 (5.88%) Relational Database
7 5 (3.68%) Apache Hive
7 5 (3.68%) Data Mining
8 3 (2.21%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (2.21%) Impala
8 3 (2.21%) KDB
8 3 (2.21%) QlikView
8 3 (2.21%) RDBMS
8 3 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (2.21%) Text Mining
9 2 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.47%) Couchbase
9 2 (1.47%) HBase
9 2 (1.47%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (11.03%) Git (software)
2 11 (8.09%) Jenkins
3 10 (7.35%) JIRA
4 4 (2.94%) Karma Test Runner
4 4 (2.94%) TeamCity
5 3 (2.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (2.21%) Build Forge
5 3 (2.21%) CruiseControl
5 3 (2.21%) gulp
5 3 (2.21%) Hudson
5 3 (2.21%) JUnit
5 3 (2.21%) Mocha
5 3 (2.21%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (2.21%) Subversion
5 3 (2.21%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.47%) jMock
6 2 (1.47%) Maven
6 2 (1.47%) Selenium
6 2 (1.47%) Sinon.JS
6 2 (1.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 52 (38.24%) Finance
2 28 (20.59%) Banking
3 11 (8.09%) Front Office
4 10 (7.35%) Investment Banking
5 9 (6.62%) Financial Institution
5 9 (6.62%) Marketing
6 8 (5.88%) Retail
7 5 (3.68%) Games
7 5 (3.68%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.47%) Billing
8 2 (1.47%) Electronics
8 2 (1.47%) Law
8 2 (1.47%) Legal
8 2 (1.47%) Publishing
9 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.74%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.74%) Polish Language
9 1 (0.74%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 72 (52.94%) Developer
2 22 (16.18%) Java Developer
3 14 (10.29%) Data Scientist
4 13 (9.56%) Senior Developer
5 9 (6.62%) Analyst
5 9 (6.62%) Architect
5 9 (6.62%) Python Developer
6 7 (5.15%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 6 (4.41%) .NET Developer
7 6 (4.41%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
8 5 (3.68%) Business Analyst
8 5 (3.68%) C++ Developer
8 5 (3.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 5 (3.68%) JavaScript Developer
8 5 (3.68%) Oracle Developer
8 5 (3.68%) Scala Developer
8 5 (3.68%) Senior Scala Developer
9 4 (2.94%) Applications Developer
9 4 (2.94%) Data Architect
9 4 (2.94%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (16.18%) HTML
2 20 (14.71%) .NET
3 17 (12.50%) HTML5
4 15 (11.03%) AngularJS
4 15 (11.03%) CSS
5 10 (7.35%) CSS3
5 10 (7.35%) Web Services
6 8 (5.88%) REST
6 8 (5.88%) Spring
6 8 (5.88%) XML
7 7 (5.15%) FIX Protocol
7 7 (5.15%) Hibernate
7 7 (5.15%) J2EE
7 7 (5.15%) Node.js
7 7 (5.15%) React
8 6 (4.41%) D3.js
8 6 (4.41%) JSON
8 6 (4.41%) Pandas
9 5 (3.68%) Natural Language Processing
9 5 (3.68%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 28 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (11.03%) Derivative
3 12 (8.82%) Fixed Income
3 12 (8.82%) Management Information System
4 11 (8.09%) Equities
4 11 (8.09%) User Experience
5 10 (7.35%) Algorithms
6 9 (6.62%) Credit Risk
7 8 (5.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 7 (5.15%) Fintech
9 4 (2.94%) Credit Derivative
9 4 (2.94%) Data Structures
9 4 (2.94%) Mainframe
9 4 (2.94%) Virtual Team
10 3 (2.21%) Hedge funds
10 3 (2.21%) PKI
11 2 (1.47%) Data Centre
11 2 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (1.47%) Market Risk
11 2 (1.47%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 29 (21.32%) Linux
2 15 (11.03%) Windows
3 12 (8.82%) Unix
4 4 (2.94%) CentOS
5 3 (2.21%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.74%) Android
6 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.74%) Solaris
6 1 (0.74%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (36.03%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (23.53%) Mathematics
3 24 (17.65%) Analytics
4 19 (13.97%) TDD
5 18 (13.24%) Software Engineering
6 16 (11.76%) BDD
6 16 (11.76%) Machine Learning
6 16 (11.76%) Statistics
7 14 (10.29%) OO
7 14 (10.29%) Scrum
8 13 (9.56%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (9.56%) Electronic Trading
8 13 (9.56%) SDLC
9 12 (8.82%) Data Modelling
9 12 (8.82%) Project Management
10 11 (8.09%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (8.09%) DevOps
11 10 (7.35%) Low Latency
11 10 (7.35%) Microservices
11 10 (7.35%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 48 (35.29%) Java
2 36 (26.47%) SQL
3 34 (25.00%) Python
4 24 (17.65%) JavaScript
5 23 (16.91%) C#
6 21 (15.44%) C++
7 16 (11.76%) R
7 16 (11.76%) Scala
8 11 (8.09%) C
9 9 (6.62%) PowerShell
10 8 (5.88%) Shell Script
11 7 (5.15%) VBA
12 6 (4.41%) Bash Shell
12 6 (4.41%) Perl
13 4 (2.94%) ES6
13 4 (2.94%) MATLAB
13 4 (2.94%) TypeScript
14 3 (2.21%) Haskell
14 3 (2.21%) Ruby
15 2 (1.47%) PHP
Qualifications
1 107 (78.68%) Degree
2 7 (5.15%) PhD
3 5 (3.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.21%) AWS Certification
4 3 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.21%) MCSE
4 3 (2.21%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (1.47%) CCNA
5 2 (1.47%) CISSP
5 2 (1.47%) MCP
5 2 (1.47%) MCSA
5 2 (1.47%) RHCE
5 2 (1.47%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.74%) CCSP
6 1 (0.74%) CISA
6 1 (0.74%) ISEB
6 1 (0.74%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.74%) JNCIA
6 1 (0.74%) MCSD
6 1 (0.74%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.09%) QA
2 5 (3.68%) Data Quality
3 4 (2.94%) MiFID
4 3 (2.21%) PMO
5 2 (1.47%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
5 2 (1.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (4.41%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.94%) Docker
2 4 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.21%) HDFS
4 2 (1.47%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.74%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.74%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.74%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.21%) Puppet
2 2 (1.47%) CA Single Sign-On
2 2 (1.47%) EnCase
2 2 (1.47%) SCCM
2 2 (1.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (1.47%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.74%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.74%) Mesos
3 1 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.74%) vMotion
3 1 (0.74%) vRealize
Vendors
1 20 (14.71%) Oracle
2 17 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.41%) Atlassian
3 6 (4.41%) Tableau
4 5 (3.68%) Sybase
4 5 (3.68%) Teradata
4 5 (3.68%) TIBCO
5 4 (2.94%) ION Trading
5 4 (2.94%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.94%) VMware
6 3 (2.21%) Google
6 3 (2.21%) New Relic
6 3 (2.21%) SAP
6 3 (2.21%) Symantec
7 2 (1.47%) Citrix
7 2 (1.47%) IBM
7 2 (1.47%) Nuix
7 2 (1.47%) Optimizely
8 1 (0.74%) BMC
8 1 (0.74%) Hyperion
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