Period
to 9 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Computer Science skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 6 months to 9 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in 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, Comp Sci)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 94 97
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3 +18
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 202 202 176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.85% 2.83% 2.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.26% 3.16% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 166 124
City of London median daily rate £538 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.27% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £362 £393 £381
90th Percentile £725 £675 £700
Central London median daily rate £538 £550 £500
% change year-on-year -2.27% +10.00% -0.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
City of London median hourly rate £22.00 £25.25 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.87% +46.38% -22.87%
10th Percentile £18.90 £17.93 £16.63
90th Percentile £26.70 £30.00 £17.88
Central London median hourly rate £22.00 £25.25 £17.25
% change year-on-year -12.87% +46.38% -22.87%

Computer Science is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,196 6,401 5,826
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.38% 89.59% 88.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,905 5,104 4,617
City of London median daily rate £510 £505 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.99% +6.32% +1.06%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £319
90th Percentile £675 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 59 53
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.50% -2.44%
10th Percentile £13.22 £13.00 £13.75
90th Percentile £33.60 £31.10 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% -5.00%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -54 1 £160 -36.00%
Computer Science
Central London

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 148 (73.27%) Degree
2 93 (46.04%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (39.60%) Finance
4 79 (39.11%) Java
5 72 (35.64%) Computer Science Degree
6 61 (30.20%) TDD
7 45 (22.28%) JavaScript
8 44 (21.78%) Mathematics
9 38 (18.81%) SQL
10 34 (16.83%) Banking
11 31 (15.35%) Python
11 31 (15.35%) Analytical Skills
12 28 (13.86%) DevOps
12 28 (13.86%) Scrum
12 28 (13.86%) Problem-Solving
13 27 (13.37%) Kotlin
14 26 (12.87%) MVC
15 25 (12.38%) SQL Server
15 25 (12.38%) Fintech
16 24 (11.88%) Data Science
16 24 (11.88%) C#
16 24 (11.88%) User Experience
17 23 (11.39%) Algorithms
17 23 (11.39%) RESTful
18 22 (10.89%) Software Engineering
19 21 (10.40%) Microsoft Azure
19 21 (10.40%) Unit Testing
20 20 (9.90%) Test Automation
20 20 (9.90%) React
20 20 (9.90%) .NET

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 12 (5.94%) CMS
2 10 (4.95%) Ethereum
2 10 (4.95%) Hyperledger
3 8 (3.96%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.98%) Cloud Foundry
4 4 (1.98%) Confluence
4 4 (1.98%) SAS
5 3 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.99%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.50%) Apache
7 1 (0.50%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.50%) Drupal
7 1 (0.50%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.50%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.50%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.50%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (1.49%) Chatbot
1 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.99%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.50%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (4.95%) Distributed Ledger
1 10 (4.95%) R3 Corda
2 1 (0.50%) Actimize
2 1 (0.50%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 21 (10.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (8.91%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (5.94%) GitHub
4 3 (1.49%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (1.49%) PaaS
5 2 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.99%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.99%) Google Play
5 2 (0.99%) Heroku
5 2 (0.99%) Office 365
5 2 (0.99%) SaaS
6 1 (0.50%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.50%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (0.50%) AWS Fargate
6 1 (0.50%) IaaS
6 1 (0.50%) npm
6 1 (0.50%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.50%) Serverless
6 1 (0.50%) Slack
6 1 (0.50%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.97%) LAN
2 5 (2.48%) Firewall
3 4 (1.98%) WAN
4 3 (1.49%) BGP
4 3 (1.49%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (1.49%) DNS
4 3 (1.49%) EIGRP
4 3 (1.49%) MPLS
4 3 (1.49%) Multicast
4 3 (1.49%) Network Security
4 3 (1.49%) OSPF
4 3 (1.49%) VPN
5 2 (0.99%) AMQP
5 2 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (0.99%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.99%) Internet
5 2 (0.99%) IP Telephony
5 2 (0.99%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.99%) Wireless
5 2 (0.99%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (12.38%) SQL Server
2 19 (9.41%) NoSQL
3 14 (6.93%) Redis
4 11 (5.45%) Blockchain
5 10 (4.95%) Big Data
5 10 (4.95%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (4.46%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (4.46%) Hadoop
7 8 (3.96%) Data Mining
8 7 (3.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (2.97%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (2.48%) CouchDB
10 5 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (1.98%) Apache Hive
11 4 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (1.49%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (1.49%) SQL Server 2016
12 3 (1.49%) SQLPlus
13 2 (0.99%) Couchbase
13 2 (0.99%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 19 (9.41%) Git (software)
2 18 (8.91%) JUnit
3 17 (8.42%) Jenkins
4 10 (4.95%) JIRA
5 9 (4.46%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (4.46%) TestNG
6 8 (3.96%) Mockito
7 7 (3.47%) Octopus Deploy
7 7 (3.47%) Selenium
8 5 (2.48%) SpecFlow
8 5 (2.48%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (1.98%) Maven
9 4 (1.98%) Mocha
9 4 (1.98%) TeamCity
10 3 (1.49%) Appium
10 3 (1.49%) Bitbucket
10 3 (1.49%) Eclipse
10 3 (1.49%) Gradle
10 3 (1.49%) Vagrant
10 3 (1.49%) Xcode
General
1 80 (39.60%) Finance
2 34 (16.83%) Banking
3 16 (7.92%) Publishing
4 15 (7.43%) Back Office
5 13 (6.44%) Investment Banking
6 8 (3.96%) Front Office
7 7 (3.47%) Retail
8 5 (2.48%) Financial Institution
8 5 (2.48%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.49%) Automotive
9 3 (1.49%) Marketing
9 3 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.50%) Advertising
10 1 (0.50%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.50%) Games
10 1 (0.50%) Law
10 1 (0.50%) Legal
10 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 125 (61.88%) Developer
2 49 (24.26%) Java Developer
3 26 (12.87%) Senior Developer
4 20 (9.90%) Analyst
5 17 (8.42%) Senior Java Developer
6 13 (6.44%) Data Scientist
7 12 (5.94%) React Developer
8 11 (5.45%) Consultant
8 11 (5.45%) PHP Developer
9 10 (4.95%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 9 (4.46%) .NET Developer
10 9 (4.46%) Analyst Developer
10 9 (4.46%) Blockchain Consultant
10 9 (4.46%) C# Developer
10 9 (4.46%) Full Stack Developer
10 9 (4.46%) JavaScript Developer
11 8 (3.96%) Senior React Developer
12 6 (2.97%) Investment Banking Java Developer
12 6 (2.97%) Python Developer
12 6 (2.97%) Senior JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (11.39%) RESTful
2 20 (9.90%) .NET
2 20 (9.90%) React
3 18 (8.91%) CSS
4 17 (8.42%) HTML
5 14 (6.93%) AngularJS
5 14 (6.93%) Spring
6 12 (5.94%) REST
7 11 (5.45%) LAMP
7 11 (5.45%) Laravel
7 11 (5.45%) Node.js
8 10 (4.95%) Hibernate
8 10 (4.95%) Kafka
9 9 (4.46%) Ajax
9 9 (4.46%) RabbitMQ
9 9 (4.46%) Web Services
10 8 (3.96%) ASP.NET
10 8 (3.96%) HTML5
10 8 (3.96%) JSON
10 8 (3.96%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 31 (15.35%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (12.38%) Fintech
3 24 (11.88%) User Experience
4 23 (11.39%) Algorithms
5 18 (8.91%) Greenfield Project
6 14 (6.93%) Data Structures
6 14 (6.93%) Equities
6 14 (6.93%) Mobile App
7 10 (4.95%) Bitcoin
7 10 (4.95%) Blog
8 9 (4.46%) Fixed Income
9 7 (3.47%) iPad
10 6 (2.97%) Derivative
11 5 (2.48%) Management Information System
11 5 (2.48%) Tandem
12 4 (1.98%) Public Cloud
13 3 (1.49%) e-Learning
13 3 (1.49%) Life Science
13 3 (1.49%) Reference Data
13 3 (1.49%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 15 (7.43%) Apple iOS
2 14 (6.93%) Linux
3 12 (5.94%) Android
4 4 (1.98%) Windows
5 3 (1.49%) VMS
6 1 (0.50%) AIX
6 1 (0.50%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.50%) Solaris
6 1 (0.50%) Unix
6 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.50%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (46.04%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (30.20%) TDD
3 44 (21.78%) Mathematics
4 28 (13.86%) DevOps
4 28 (13.86%) Problem-Solving
4 28 (13.86%) Scrum
5 26 (12.87%) MVC
6 24 (11.88%) Data Science
7 22 (10.89%) Software Engineering
8 21 (10.40%) Unit Testing
9 20 (9.90%) Test Automation
10 19 (9.41%) BDD
10 19 (9.41%) SDLC
11 18 (8.91%) Microservices
12 16 (7.92%) Front End Development
12 16 (7.92%) Mentoring
13 15 (7.43%) Machine Learning
13 15 (7.43%) Web Development
14 14 (6.93%) Continuous Improvement
14 14 (6.93%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 79 (39.11%) Java
2 45 (22.28%) JavaScript
3 38 (18.81%) SQL
4 31 (15.35%) Python
5 27 (13.37%) Kotlin
6 24 (11.88%) C#
7 16 (7.92%) Java 8
8 13 (6.44%) PHP
9 10 (4.95%) Solidity
10 9 (4.46%) Scala
11 8 (3.96%) Perl
12 7 (3.47%) C
12 7 (3.47%) C++
13 6 (2.97%) Apple Swift
14 5 (2.48%) Objective-C
14 5 (2.48%) R
15 4 (1.98%) Go
15 4 (1.98%) PowerShell
16 3 (1.49%) Bash Shell
16 3 (1.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 148 (73.27%) Degree
2 72 (35.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (8.91%) Master's Degree
4 10 (4.95%) PhD
5 6 (2.97%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (2.48%) CCNA
6 5 (2.48%) Numerate Degree
7 4 (1.98%) CISSP
8 3 (1.49%) CCNP
8 3 (1.49%) CISA
8 3 (1.49%) CISM
9 2 (0.99%) Avaya Certification
10 1 (0.50%) CCIE
10 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.50%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.47%) QA
2 4 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.49%) HIPAA
3 3 (1.49%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.99%) SLA
5 1 (0.50%) Basel III
5 1 (0.50%) COBIT
5 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.50%) EMIR
5 1 (0.50%) GDPR
5 1 (0.50%) MiFID
5 1 (0.50%) PMO
5 1 (0.50%) PSD2
5 1 (0.50%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.50%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 17 (8.42%) Docker
2 2 (0.99%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.99%) Firmware
3 1 (0.50%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (3.96%) Kubernetes
2 6 (2.97%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.98%) Ansible
3 4 (1.98%) Puppet
4 2 (0.99%) Terraform
5 1 (0.50%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.50%) Kibana
5 1 (0.50%) Mesos
5 1 (0.50%) Nagios
5 1 (0.50%) Packer
5 1 (0.50%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.50%) SCCM
5 1 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.50%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 18 (8.91%) Microsoft
2 13 (6.44%) Oracle
3 9 (4.46%) Google
4 6 (2.97%) Apple
5 5 (2.48%) Splunk
6 3 (1.49%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.49%) Cadence
6 3 (1.49%) Cisco
6 3 (1.49%) CyberArk
6 3 (1.49%) ForeScout
6 3 (1.49%) McAfee
6 3 (1.49%) Sybase
7 2 (0.99%) Alteryx
7 2 (0.99%) Aruba
7 2 (0.99%) Avaya
7 2 (0.99%) CheckPoint
7 2 (0.99%) IBM
7 2 (0.99%) SolarWinds
7 2 (0.99%) Tableau
7 2 (0.99%) Tripwire