Period
to 19 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 94 95
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 +28
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 192 190 165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.74% 2.77% 2.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.32% 6.31% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 156 118
City of London median daily rate £525 £529 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.71% +11.32% -5.00%
10th Percentile £325 £344 £381
90th Percentile £708 £650 £700
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
% change year-on-year - +10.53% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
City of London median hourly rate £13.00 £19.75 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.18% +14.49% -28.81%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.30 £16.63
90th Percentile £13.50 £28.13 £17.88
Central London median hourly rate £13.00 £19.75 £17.25
% change year-on-year -34.18% +14.49% -28.81%

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 3,036 3,010 2,794
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 43.37% 43.83% 41.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,365 2,318 2,212
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% -
10th Percentile £306 £320 £313
90th Percentile £713 £700 £671
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
% change year-on-year - +10.53% +0.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 36 32
City of London median hourly rate £19.25 £20.85 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.67% +9.74% -9.52%
10th Percentile £13.16 £12.64 £11.25
90th Percentile £37.09 £33.25 £82.00
Central London median hourly rate £19.25 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.75% +14.29% -13.93%

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 October 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 19 October 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 -45 1 £160 -36.00%
Computer Science
Central London

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 146 (76.04%) Degree
2 87 (45.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 80 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
4 76 (39.58%) Finance
5 63 (32.81%) Java
6 53 (27.60%) TDD
7 42 (21.88%) JavaScript
8 40 (20.83%) SQL
8 40 (20.83%) Mathematics
9 33 (17.19%) Python
10 31 (16.15%) Analytical Skills
11 30 (15.63%) Data Science
12 28 (14.58%) Problem-Solving
13 26 (13.54%) MVC
14 25 (13.02%) Scrum
14 25 (13.02%) Fintech
15 24 (12.50%) Banking
15 24 (12.50%) Software Engineering
15 24 (12.50%) Microsoft
15 24 (12.50%) React
16 23 (11.98%) User Experience
16 23 (11.98%) Unit Testing
17 22 (11.46%) Git (software)
18 21 (10.94%) DevOps
18 21 (10.94%) Kotlin
19 20 (10.42%) Front End Development
19 20 (10.42%) SQL Server
20 19 (9.90%) C#
20 19 (9.90%) HTML
20 19 (9.90%) Microsoft Azure

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 (6.25%) CMS
2 10 (5.21%) Ethereum
2 10 (5.21%) Hyperledger
3 4 (2.08%) SAS
4 3 (1.56%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.56%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.04%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.52%) Apache
6 1 (0.52%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.52%) Confluence
6 1 (0.52%) Drupal
6 1 (0.52%) Luigi
6 1 (0.52%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.52%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.04%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 10 (5.21%) Distributed Ledger
1 10 (5.21%) R3 Corda
2 1 (0.52%) Actimize
2 1 (0.52%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.52%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 19 (9.90%) Amazon AWS
1 19 (9.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.13%) GitHub
3 4 (2.08%) SaaS
4 3 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.04%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (1.04%) Google Play
5 2 (1.04%) Heroku
5 2 (1.04%) Office 365
5 2 (1.04%) PaaS
5 2 (1.04%) Serverless
6 1 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.52%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.52%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.52%) Loggly
6 1 (0.52%) npm
6 1 (0.52%) Slack
6 1 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.08%) Firewall
2 3 (1.56%) DNS
2 3 (1.56%) Internet
2 3 (1.56%) LAN
2 3 (1.56%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.56%) WAN
3 2 (1.04%) AMQP
3 2 (1.04%) SNMP
3 2 (1.04%) VPN
4 1 (0.52%) BGP
4 1 (0.52%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (0.52%) DHCP
4 1 (0.52%) Extranet
4 1 (0.52%) FTP
4 1 (0.52%) HTTP
4 1 (0.52%) Intranet
4 1 (0.52%) MPLS
4 1 (0.52%) Multicast
4 1 (0.52%) Network Security
4 1 (0.52%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.77%) Blockchain
3 11 (5.73%) NoSQL
3 11 (5.73%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (4.17%) Big Data
5 7 (3.65%) Data Mining
5 7 (3.65%) Hadoop
5 7 (3.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (3.13%) Redis
6 6 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (2.08%) MySQL
9 3 (1.56%) Apache Hive
9 3 (1.56%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (1.56%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (1.56%) SQLPlus
10 2 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (1.04%) Couchbase
10 2 (1.04%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 22 (11.46%) Git (software)
2 16 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 14 (7.29%) JUnit
4 8 (4.17%) Mockito
5 6 (3.13%) JIRA
6 5 (2.60%) SpecFlow
6 5 (2.60%) TestNG
7 4 (2.08%) Gradle
7 4 (2.08%) Maven
7 4 (2.08%) Selenium
7 4 (2.08%) TeamCity
8 3 (1.56%) CircleCI
8 3 (1.56%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (1.56%) Pivotal Tracker
8 3 (1.56%) Vagrant
8 3 (1.56%) webpack
8 3 (1.56%) Xcode
9 2 (1.04%) Babel
9 2 (1.04%) Bitbucket
9 2 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 76 (39.58%) Finance
2 24 (12.50%) Banking
3 16 (8.33%) Publishing
4 15 (7.81%) Back Office
5 13 (6.77%) Investment Banking
6 8 (4.17%) Retail
7 7 (3.65%) Front Office
8 6 (3.13%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.56%) Automotive
9 3 (1.56%) Marketing
9 3 (1.56%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.52%) Advertising
10 1 (0.52%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.52%) Legal
10 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 106 (55.21%) Developer
2 36 (18.75%) Java Developer
3 23 (11.98%) Analyst
4 15 (7.81%) Data Scientist
4 15 (7.81%) Senior Developer
5 12 (6.25%) Consultant
5 12 (6.25%) Full Stack Developer
6 11 (5.73%) PHP Developer
7 10 (5.21%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 10 (5.21%) React Developer
8 9 (4.69%) Blockchain Consultant
8 9 (4.69%) JavaScript Developer
8 9 (4.69%) Senior Java Developer
9 8 (4.17%) Investment Banking Java Developer
9 8 (4.17%) Technical Leader
10 6 (3.13%) Python Developer
10 6 (3.13%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 6 (3.13%) Senior JavaScript Developer
10 6 (3.13%) Senior React Developer
10 6 (3.13%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (12.50%) React
2 19 (9.90%) HTML
3 18 (9.38%) CSS
4 17 (8.85%) RESTful
4 17 (8.85%) Spring
5 15 (7.81%) REST
6 14 (7.29%) .NET
7 13 (6.77%) AngularJS
7 13 (6.77%) Node.js
8 12 (6.25%) Hibernate
8 12 (6.25%) LAMP
9 11 (5.73%) Laravel
10 9 (4.69%) WCF
10 9 (4.69%) Web Services
11 8 (4.17%) Ajax
11 8 (4.17%) HTML5
11 8 (4.17%) XML
12 7 (3.65%) Vue.js
12 7 (3.65%) WPF
13 6 (3.13%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 31 (16.15%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (13.02%) Fintech
3 23 (11.98%) User Experience
4 15 (7.81%) Greenfield Project
4 15 (7.81%) Mobile App
5 13 (6.77%) Algorithms
5 13 (6.77%) Equities
6 12 (6.25%) Bitcoin
6 12 (6.25%) Fixed Income
7 10 (5.21%) Blog
7 10 (5.21%) Data Structures
8 9 (4.69%) iPad
9 7 (3.65%) Derivative
10 6 (3.13%) Management Information System
11 5 (2.60%) Data Centre
12 4 (2.08%) Public Cloud
13 3 (1.56%) e-Learning
14 2 (1.04%) Machine to Machine
14 2 (1.04%) Mobile Payment
14 2 (1.04%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 15 (7.81%) Apple iOS
2 14 (7.29%) Linux
3 8 (4.17%) Android
4 4 (2.08%) Windows
5 3 (1.56%) VMS
6 2 (1.04%) Solaris
6 2 (1.04%) Unix
6 2 (1.04%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.52%) AIX
7 1 (0.52%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.52%) SUSE
7 1 (0.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.52%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.52%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (27.60%) TDD
3 40 (20.83%) Mathematics
4 30 (15.63%) Data Science
5 28 (14.58%) Problem-Solving
6 26 (13.54%) MVC
7 25 (13.02%) Scrum
8 24 (12.50%) Software Engineering
9 23 (11.98%) Unit Testing
10 21 (10.94%) DevOps
11 20 (10.42%) Front End Development
12 19 (9.90%) SDLC
13 18 (9.38%) BDD
14 17 (8.85%) Multithreading
15 15 (7.81%) Microservices
15 15 (7.81%) Test Automation
15 15 (7.81%) Web Development
16 13 (6.77%) Business Intelligence
16 13 (6.77%) Visualisation
17 12 (6.25%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 63 (32.81%) Java
2 42 (21.88%) JavaScript
3 40 (20.83%) SQL
4 33 (17.19%) Python
5 21 (10.94%) Kotlin
6 19 (9.90%) C#
7 15 (7.81%) Java 8
7 15 (7.81%) PHP
8 10 (5.21%) Solidity
9 8 (4.17%) C
9 8 (4.17%) C++
9 8 (4.17%) R
10 7 (3.65%) Objective-C
11 5 (2.60%) Apple Swift
11 5 (2.60%) Perl
11 5 (2.60%) Scala
12 4 (2.08%) Ruby
12 4 (2.08%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.56%) Go
13 3 (1.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 146 (76.04%) Degree
2 87 (45.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (9.38%) Master's Degree
4 14 (7.29%) PhD
5 7 (3.65%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (3.13%) CISSP
7 5 (2.60%) CCNA
7 5 (2.60%) CISA
7 5 (2.60%) CISM
7 5 (2.60%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (1.04%) MBA
9 1 (0.52%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.52%) CCIE
9 1 (0.52%) CCNP
9 1 (0.52%) HND
9 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.52%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.17%) QA
2 6 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.60%) HIPAA
4 3 (1.56%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.56%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.04%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.52%) Basel III
6 1 (0.52%) COBIT
6 1 (0.52%) EMIR
6 1 (0.52%) GDPR
6 1 (0.52%) MiFID
6 1 (0.52%) PMO
6 1 (0.52%) PSD2
6 1 (0.52%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 15 (7.81%) Docker
2 3 (1.56%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.52%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (4.69%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (3.65%) Ansible
2 7 (3.65%) Kubernetes
2 7 (3.65%) Puppet
3 4 (2.08%) Terraform
4 2 (1.04%) Packer
5 1 (0.52%) CFEngine
5 1 (0.52%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.52%) Kibana
5 1 (0.52%) Mesos
5 1 (0.52%) Nagios
5 1 (0.52%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.52%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 24 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.25%) Oracle
3 9 (4.69%) Splunk
4 8 (4.17%) Apple
4 8 (4.17%) Google
5 5 (2.60%) CyberArk
5 5 (2.60%) ForeScout
5 5 (2.60%) McAfee
6 4 (2.08%) Cadence
6 4 (2.08%) Cisco
7 2 (1.04%) Adobe
7 2 (1.04%) Alteryx
7 2 (1.04%) IBM
7 2 (1.04%) Meraki
7 2 (1.04%) Tableau
7 2 (1.04%) Tripwire
8 1 (0.52%) F5
8 1 (0.52%) New Relic
8 1 (0.52%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.52%) Talend