Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 99 114
Rank change year-on-year +5 +15 +9
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 190 179 178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.68% 2.67% 1.93%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.15% 6.44% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 127 145
City of London median daily rate £550 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.79% -5.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £374 £381 £308
90th Percentile £675 £700 £675
Central London median daily rate £529 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.75% - +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
City of London median hourly rate £25.25 £17.25 £26.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.38% -33.95% +108.92%
10th Percentile £17.93 £16.63 £15.14
90th Percentile £30.00 £17.88 £37.79
Central London median hourly rate £25.25 £17.25 £26.12
% change year-on-year +46.38% -33.95% +89.93%

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 3088 2778 3630
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 43.62% 41.40% 39.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2405 2173 2888
City of London median daily rate £525 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £275
90th Percentile £713 £675 £663
Central London median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 32 55
City of London median hourly rate £22.26 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% -5.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £12.88 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £33.25 £54.51 £36.40
Central London median hourly rate £21.23 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +21.29% -12.50% +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 18 November 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

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 18 November 2017. 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 - 1 £250 -
Computer Science
Central London

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 145 (76.32%) Degree
2 93 (48.95%) Finance
3 81 (42.63%) Computer Science Degree
4 68 (35.79%) Agile Software Development
5 59 (31.05%) Banking
5 59 (31.05%) Java
6 56 (29.47%) SQL
7 50 (26.32%) C#
7 50 (26.32%) Mathematics
8 45 (23.68%) Test Automation
8 45 (23.68%) REST
9 39 (20.53%) Python
10 35 (18.42%) Oracle
10 35 (18.42%) TDD
11 34 (17.89%) .NET
12 33 (17.37%) OO
12 33 (17.37%) Relational Database
13 32 (16.84%) Telecoms
13 32 (16.84%) SQL Server
14 26 (13.68%) Front Office
14 26 (13.68%) Algorithms
15 25 (13.16%) Linux
15 25 (13.16%) RDBMS
15 25 (13.16%) QA
16 24 (12.63%) Web Services
17 23 (12.11%) WPF
17 23 (12.11%) Continuous Integration
17 23 (12.11%) Data Structures
18 22 (11.58%) SDLC
18 22 (11.58%) Numerate Degree

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 (4.21%) Apache Spark
1 8 (4.21%) Tomcat
2 6 (3.16%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.63%) Apache
4 4 (2.11%) Confluence
4 4 (2.11%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.05%) GemFire
5 2 (1.05%) IIS
5 2 (1.05%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.05%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.05%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.53%) CMS
6 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.53%) JBoss
6 1 (0.53%) nginx
6 1 (0.53%) SAS
6 1 (0.53%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.53%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.05%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (1.05%) SPSS
2 2 (1.05%) Weka
3 1 (0.53%) GIMP
3 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.58%) BondVision
1 3 (1.58%) Radian6
1 3 (1.58%) Social Studio
2 1 (0.53%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (6.84%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (5.26%) Office 365
4 6 (3.16%) SaaS
5 5 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (2.63%) Mimecast
6 4 (2.11%) Serverless
7 3 (1.58%) npm
7 3 (1.58%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 3 (1.58%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 2 (1.05%) GitHub
9 1 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.53%) BlazeMeter
9 1 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.53%) Heroku
9 1 (0.53%) IaaS
9 1 (0.53%) PaaS
9 1 (0.53%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.68%) Internet
2 6 (3.16%) Firewall
2 6 (3.16%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.63%) HTTP
4 4 (2.11%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (2.11%) DNS
4 4 (2.11%) Intranet
4 4 (2.11%) LDAP
5 3 (1.58%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (1.58%) CTI
5 3 (1.58%) DHCP
5 3 (1.58%) SSL
5 3 (1.58%) Wireless
6 2 (1.05%) BGP
6 2 (1.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (1.05%) IPsec
6 2 (1.05%) MPLS
6 2 (1.05%) SAN
6 2 (1.05%) VPN
6 2 (1.05%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (17.37%) Relational Database
2 32 (16.84%) SQL Server
3 25 (13.16%) RDBMS
4 8 (4.21%) NoSQL
5 7 (3.68%) Big Data
5 7 (3.68%) MySQL
6 6 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (3.16%) Hadoop
6 6 (3.16%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (2.63%) MongoDB
8 4 (2.11%) DocumentDB
9 3 (1.58%) HBase
9 3 (1.58%) KDB
9 3 (1.58%) Kdb+
9 3 (1.58%) Redis
10 2 (1.05%) Apache Hive
10 2 (1.05%) Data Mining
10 2 (1.05%) Sqoop
10 2 (1.05%) STATISTICA
10 2 (1.05%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 22 (11.58%) Git (software)
2 16 (8.42%) JIRA
3 7 (3.68%) Cucumber
3 7 (3.68%) TeamCity
4 6 (3.16%) Maven
5 5 (2.63%) Jenkins
5 5 (2.63%) Selenium
5 5 (2.63%) WebDriver
6 4 (2.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (2.11%) Gradle
6 4 (2.11%) Subversion
6 4 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (1.58%) Bitbucket
7 3 (1.58%) PyCharm
7 3 (1.58%) TestRail
7 3 (1.58%) webpack
8 2 (1.05%) Ant
8 2 (1.05%) gulp
8 2 (1.05%) Mercurial
8 2 (1.05%) Visual Studio
General
1 93 (48.95%) Finance
2 59 (31.05%) Banking
3 32 (16.84%) Telecoms
4 26 (13.68%) Front Office
5 20 (10.53%) Games
6 8 (4.21%) Marketing
7 7 (3.68%) Investment Banking
8 4 (2.11%) Advertising
8 4 (2.11%) Financial Institution
8 4 (2.11%) Retail
9 2 (1.05%) Back Office
9 2 (1.05%) Legal
9 2 (1.05%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.53%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.53%) Electronics
10 1 (0.53%) French Language
10 1 (0.53%) German Language
10 1 (0.53%) Publishing
10 1 (0.53%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 116 (61.05%) Developer
2 33 (17.37%) Java Developer
3 31 (16.32%) C# Developer
4 20 (10.53%) Games Developer
4 20 (10.53%) Java Games Developer
4 20 (10.53%) Telecoms Developer
4 20 (10.53%) Telecoms Java Developer
5 15 (7.89%) C# WPF Developer
5 15 (7.89%) WPF Developer
6 13 (6.84%) .NET Developer
7 12 (6.32%) Python Developer
7 12 (6.32%) Senior Developer
8 11 (5.79%) Analyst
9 9 (4.74%) Front Office Developer
10 8 (4.21%) Architect
10 8 (4.21%) C# .NET Developer
11 7 (3.68%) Full Stack Developer
11 7 (3.68%) Software Developer
12 6 (3.16%) Developer in Test
13 5 (2.63%) Electronic Trading Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (23.68%) REST
2 34 (17.89%) .NET
3 24 (12.63%) Web Services
4 23 (12.11%) WPF
5 19 (10.00%) HTML
6 17 (8.95%) WCF
7 14 (7.37%) AngularJS
8 13 (6.84%) HTML5
8 13 (6.84%) WinForms
8 13 (6.84%) XML
9 11 (5.79%) jQuery
9 11 (5.79%) Node.js
9 11 (5.79%) RabbitMQ
10 9 (4.74%) ASP.NET Web API
10 9 (4.74%) React
10 9 (4.74%) Spring
11 7 (3.68%) JSON
11 7 (3.68%) RESTful
12 6 (3.16%) CSS
12 6 (3.16%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 26 (13.68%) Algorithms
2 23 (12.11%) Data Structures
3 20 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (10.53%) Equities
4 16 (8.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 12 (6.32%) Hedge funds
6 7 (3.68%) Fintech
6 7 (3.68%) Management Information System
6 7 (3.68%) User Experience
7 5 (2.63%) Microsoft Licensing
7 5 (2.63%) Social Media
8 4 (2.11%) Fixed Income
8 4 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (2.11%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.58%) Clustering
9 3 (1.58%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.58%) IVR
10 2 (1.05%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.05%) Grid Computing
10 2 (1.05%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 25 (13.16%) Linux
2 22 (11.58%) Windows
3 10 (5.26%) Unix
4 9 (4.74%) Windows Server
5 6 (3.16%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.63%) Android
6 5 (2.63%) CentOS
7 3 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.53%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.53%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.53%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (35.79%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (26.32%) Mathematics
3 45 (23.68%) Test Automation
4 35 (18.42%) TDD
5 33 (17.37%) OO
6 23 (12.11%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (11.58%) SDLC
8 21 (11.05%) OOD
9 17 (8.95%) ITIL
9 17 (8.95%) Scrum
10 16 (8.42%) DevOps
10 16 (8.42%) Software Engineering
11 14 (7.37%) OOP
12 13 (6.84%) Change Management
12 13 (6.84%) Statistics
13 12 (6.32%) Machine Learning
13 12 (6.32%) Project Management
14 11 (5.79%) Analytics
14 11 (5.79%) Continuous Delivery
14 11 (5.79%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 59 (31.05%) Java
2 56 (29.47%) SQL
3 50 (26.32%) C#
4 39 (20.53%) Python
5 22 (11.58%) JavaScript
6 14 (7.37%) T-SQL
7 13 (6.84%) Bash Shell
8 12 (6.32%) C++
9 7 (3.68%) Perl
9 7 (3.68%) Ruby
10 6 (3.16%) C
10 6 (3.16%) R
10 6 (3.16%) Scala
11 5 (2.63%) Apple Swift
12 4 (2.11%) Objective-C
13 3 (1.58%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.58%) VBA
14 2 (1.05%) AWK
14 2 (1.05%) PL/SQL
14 2 (1.05%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 145 (76.32%) Degree
2 81 (42.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 22 (11.58%) Numerate Degree
4 9 (4.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (4.21%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (4.21%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (3.68%) MCSE
7 6 (3.16%) CCNA
8 5 (2.63%) MCP
9 4 (2.11%) Security Cleared
10 3 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.58%) Master's Degree
10 3 (1.58%) PMI Certification
10 3 (1.58%) PMP
11 2 (1.05%) CCNP
11 2 (1.05%) DBS Check
11 2 (1.05%) PhD
11 2 (1.05%) RHCE
11 2 (1.05%) VCP6
12 1 (0.53%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (13.16%) QA
2 5 (2.63%) SLA
3 2 (1.05%) AS 2805
3 2 (1.05%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.05%) GDPR
3 2 (1.05%) ISO 8583
3 2 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.05%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.05%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.53%) COBIT
4 1 (0.53%) HL7
4 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 10 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 10 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.16%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.11%) iptables
4 2 (1.05%) Docker
4 2 (1.05%) VMware NSX
4 2 (1.05%) vSphere
5 1 (0.53%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.53%) KVM
5 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (3.68%) Ansible
2 6 (3.16%) Backup Exec
3 5 (2.63%) NetBackup
3 5 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.11%) SELinux
5 3 (1.58%) Puppet
6 2 (1.05%) Grafana
6 2 (1.05%) Hadoop YARN
6 2 (1.05%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (1.05%) Nagios
6 2 (1.05%) Oozie
6 2 (1.05%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.53%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.53%) Graphite
7 1 (0.53%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (0.53%) Icinga
7 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.53%) Salt
7 1 (0.53%) vMotion
7 1 (0.53%) vRealize
Vendors
1 35 (18.42%) Oracle
2 22 (11.58%) Sybase
3 19 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 13 (6.84%) VMware
5 11 (5.79%) Cisco
6 7 (3.68%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (3.68%) Sophos
6 7 (3.68%) Tableau
7 6 (3.16%) Red Hat
7 6 (3.16%) TIBCO
8 5 (2.63%) CheckPoint
8 5 (2.63%) IBM
8 5 (2.63%) Veeam
9 3 (1.58%) Conga
9 3 (1.58%) DocuSign
9 3 (1.58%) Informatica
9 3 (1.58%) MarketAxess
9 3 (1.58%) Pardot
9 3 (1.58%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
9 3 (1.58%) Tradeweb