Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 106 101
Rank change year-on-year +9 -5 +47
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 180 155 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.58% 2.36% 2.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.89% 5.61% 5.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 126 104
City of London median daily rate £500 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% -5.26%
10th Percentile £259 £294 £354
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £517 £525 £450
% change year-on-year -1.52% +16.67% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
City of London median hourly rate £13.00 £11.00 £16.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -33.39% -44.95%
10th Percentile £12.50 £10.50 £15.16
90th Percentile £15.30 £11.50 £17.87
Central London median hourly rate £13.00 £11.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year +18.18% -81.67% +100.00%

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 3,055 2,764 2,742
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 43.74% 42.15% 40.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,341 2,098 2,225
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% +1.33%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £304
90th Percentile £725 £688 £663
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £465
% change year-on-year - +12.90% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 30 30
City of London median hourly rate £19.50 £21.16 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.82% +11.34% -8.80%
10th Percentile £13.31 £12.52 £11.25
90th Percentile £44.54 £33.36 £47.80
Central London median hourly rate £19.50 £18.85 £18.73
% change year-on-year +3.45% +0.67% -10.12%

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 14 August 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
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 14 August 2018. 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
London Bridge -19 1 £160 -36.00%
Computer Science
Central London

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 135 (75.00%) Degree
2 81 (45.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 74 (41.11%) Finance
4 61 (33.89%) Agile Software Development
5 54 (30.00%) Java
6 47 (26.11%) Mathematics
7 43 (23.89%) Python
8 36 (20.00%) JavaScript
8 36 (20.00%) TDD
9 35 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
10 34 (18.89%) SQL
11 28 (15.56%) Data Science
12 27 (15.00%) Software Engineering
13 25 (13.89%) Fintech
14 24 (13.33%) Banking
15 23 (12.78%) Problem-Solving
16 21 (11.67%) Scrum
16 21 (11.67%) Microsoft
17 20 (11.11%) Unit Testing
18 19 (10.56%) React
19 18 (10.00%) User Experience
19 18 (10.00%) Master's Degree
19 18 (10.00%) MVC
20 17 (9.44%) PhD
20 17 (9.44%) Git (software)
20 17 (9.44%) Algorithms
20 17 (9.44%) Kotlin
21 16 (8.89%) Test Automation
21 16 (8.89%) Amazon AWS
21 16 (8.89%) DevOps

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 (6.11%) Ethereum
2 10 (5.56%) Hyperledger
3 9 (5.00%) CMS
4 7 (3.89%) SAS
5 4 (2.22%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.67%) Apache
6 3 (1.67%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.11%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (1.11%) Confluence
7 2 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.56%) Drupal
8 1 (0.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (6.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.11%) Chatbot
3 2 (1.11%) SPSS
4 1 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.56%) InVision
4 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.56%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.56%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 10 (5.56%) Distributed Ledger
1 10 (5.56%) R3 Corda
2 1 (0.56%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.56%) ENOVIA
2 1 (0.56%) RMDS
2 1 (0.56%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.56%) SAP PLM
2 1 (0.56%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.89%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (7.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.78%) GitHub
4 4 (2.22%) Office 365
5 3 (1.67%) SaaS
6 2 (1.11%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.11%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (1.11%) Google Analytics
6 2 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.11%) Google Play
6 2 (1.11%) Heroku
6 2 (1.11%) Serverless
7 1 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.56%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.56%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.56%) Loggly
7 1 (0.56%) Trello
7 1 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.78%) Firewall
1 5 (2.78%) Internet
2 4 (2.22%) LAN
2 4 (2.22%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.67%) AMQP
3 3 (1.67%) DNS
3 3 (1.67%) Multicast
3 3 (1.67%) WAN
4 2 (1.11%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (1.11%) DHCP
4 2 (1.11%) Extranet
4 2 (1.11%) MPLS
4 2 (1.11%) OSPF
4 2 (1.11%) SNMP
4 2 (1.11%) VPN
5 1 (0.56%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.56%) FTP
5 1 (0.56%) Network Security
5 1 (0.56%) NX-OS
5 1 (0.56%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.78%) Blockchain
2 12 (6.67%) Big Data
3 10 (5.56%) NoSQL
3 10 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (5.00%) SQL Server
5 5 (2.78%) Redis
6 4 (2.22%) Data Mining
6 4 (2.22%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.22%) MySQL
6 4 (2.22%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.11%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.11%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.11%) Power BI
9 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 17 (9.44%) Git (software)
2 13 (7.22%) Jenkins
3 12 (6.67%) JUnit
4 6 (3.33%) JIRA
4 6 (3.33%) Mockito
5 5 (2.78%) TestNG
6 4 (2.22%) CircleCI
6 4 (2.22%) Selenium
6 4 (2.22%) SpecFlow
7 3 (1.67%) Gradle
7 3 (1.67%) Maven
8 2 (1.11%) Babel
8 2 (1.11%) Grunt
8 2 (1.11%) gulp
8 2 (1.11%) Mocha
8 2 (1.11%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (1.11%) Pivotal Tracker
8 2 (1.11%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.11%) Vagrant
8 2 (1.11%) Xcode
General
1 74 (41.11%) Finance
2 24 (13.33%) Banking
3 16 (8.89%) Investment Banking
4 8 (4.44%) Back Office
4 8 (4.44%) Retail
5 6 (3.33%) Financial Institution
5 6 (3.33%) Publishing
6 4 (2.22%) Front Office
7 3 (1.67%) Advertising
7 3 (1.67%) Automotive
8 2 (1.11%) Games
8 2 (1.11%) Marketing
9 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.56%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 79 (43.89%) Developer
2 23 (12.78%) Java Developer
3 21 (11.67%) Analyst
4 15 (8.33%) Data Scientist
5 13 (7.22%) Consultant
6 10 (5.56%) Full Stack Developer
7 9 (5.00%) Blockchain Consultant
8 8 (4.44%) PHP Developer
9 7 (3.89%) Data Analyst
9 7 (3.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 7 (3.89%) Technical Leader
10 6 (3.33%) Investment Banking Java Developer
10 6 (3.33%) Senior Developer
10 6 (3.33%) Technical Consultant
11 5 (2.78%) Data Engineer
11 5 (2.78%) React Developer
11 5 (2.78%) Software Engineer
12 4 (2.22%) JavaScript Developer
12 4 (2.22%) Python Developer
12 4 (2.22%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (10.56%) React
2 16 (8.89%) CSS
2 16 (8.89%) HTML
3 15 (8.33%) RESTful
4 14 (7.78%) Spring
5 12 (6.67%) AngularJS
5 12 (6.67%) REST
6 11 (6.11%) .NET
7 9 (5.00%) LAMP
7 9 (5.00%) Node.js
8 8 (4.44%) Hibernate
8 8 (4.44%) Laravel
8 8 (4.44%) WCF
8 8 (4.44%) Web Services
8 8 (4.44%) XML
9 6 (3.33%) Ajax
9 6 (3.33%) HTML5
9 6 (3.33%) JSON
9 6 (3.33%) RabbitMQ
9 6 (3.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 35 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (13.89%) Fintech
3 18 (10.00%) User Experience
4 17 (9.44%) Algorithms
5 13 (7.22%) Bitcoin
5 13 (7.22%) Data Structures
5 13 (7.22%) Greenfield Project
5 13 (7.22%) Mobile App
6 10 (5.56%) Blog
6 10 (5.56%) Fixed Income
7 9 (5.00%) Equities
8 8 (4.44%) Data Centre
9 7 (3.89%) Management Information System
10 6 (3.33%) Hedge funds
10 6 (3.33%) iPad
11 3 (1.67%) Derivative
11 3 (1.67%) Digital Currency
11 3 (1.67%) Machine to Machine
11 3 (1.67%) Mobile Payment
11 3 (1.67%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (8.33%) Linux
2 12 (6.67%) Apple iOS
3 8 (4.44%) Android
4 7 (3.89%) Windows
5 5 (2.78%) Unix
6 2 (1.11%) Solaris
6 2 (1.11%) VMS
6 2 (1.11%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.56%) AIX
7 1 (0.56%) SUSE
7 1 (0.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (33.89%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (26.11%) Mathematics
3 36 (20.00%) TDD
4 28 (15.56%) Data Science
5 27 (15.00%) Software Engineering
6 23 (12.78%) Problem-Solving
7 21 (11.67%) Scrum
8 20 (11.11%) Unit Testing
9 18 (10.00%) MVC
10 16 (8.89%) DevOps
10 16 (8.89%) Test Automation
11 15 (8.33%) Front End Development
11 15 (8.33%) SDLC
12 14 (7.78%) Mentoring
13 13 (7.22%) Multithreading
14 12 (6.67%) BDD
14 12 (6.67%) Web Development
15 11 (6.11%) Microservices
15 11 (6.11%) Project Management
15 11 (6.11%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 54 (30.00%) Java
2 43 (23.89%) Python
3 36 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 34 (18.89%) SQL
5 17 (9.44%) Kotlin
6 15 (8.33%) C#
7 14 (7.78%) R
8 13 (7.22%) PHP
9 12 (6.67%) Java 8
10 10 (5.56%) C
10 10 (5.56%) Solidity
11 9 (5.00%) C++
11 9 (5.00%) Ruby
12 7 (3.89%) Objective-C
13 5 (2.78%) Apple Swift
14 4 (2.22%) Scala
15 3 (1.67%) Perl
16 2 (1.11%) Go
16 2 (1.11%) PowerShell
16 2 (1.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 135 (75.00%) Degree
2 81 (45.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (10.00%) Master's Degree
4 17 (9.44%) PhD
5 12 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (4.44%) Numerate Degree
7 7 (3.89%) CCNA
7 7 (3.89%) CISSP
8 6 (3.33%) CISA
8 6 (3.33%) CISM
9 5 (2.78%) CCNP
10 4 (2.22%) MBA
11 3 (1.67%) CCIE
11 3 (1.67%) SC Cleared
11 3 (1.67%) Security Cleared
12 2 (1.11%) VCP6
12 2 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.56%) CFA
13 1 (0.56%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.56%) QA
2 6 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.78%) HIPAA
4 4 (2.22%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.67%) ISO 8583
6 2 (1.11%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.56%) Basel III
7 1 (0.56%) COBIT
7 1 (0.56%) EMIR
7 1 (0.56%) GDPR
7 1 (0.56%) MiFID
7 1 (0.56%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 10 (5.56%) Docker
2 3 (1.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.11%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.11%) KVM
3 2 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.56%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 8 (4.44%) Ansible
1 8 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (2.78%) Puppet
3 4 (2.22%) Terraform
4 3 (1.67%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.11%) Packer
5 2 (1.11%) vMotion
5 2 (1.11%) vRealize
6 1 (0.56%) CFEngine
6 1 (0.56%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.56%) Kibana
6 1 (0.56%) Mesos
6 1 (0.56%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.56%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 21 (11.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.00%) Splunk
3 8 (4.44%) Cisco
3 8 (4.44%) Google
4 6 (3.33%) Apple
4 6 (3.33%) CyberArk
4 6 (3.33%) Oracle
5 5 (2.78%) ForeScout
5 5 (2.78%) McAfee
6 4 (2.22%) Adobe
6 4 (2.22%) Cadence
7 3 (1.67%) VMware
8 2 (1.11%) Alteryx
8 2 (1.11%) Bloomberg
8 2 (1.11%) Meraki
8 2 (1.11%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.11%) SAP
8 2 (1.11%) Tableau
8 2 (1.11%) Tripwire
9 1 (0.56%) New Relic