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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 103 126
Rank change year-on-year +15 +23  
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 79 60 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.39% 1.77% 1.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.68% 4.49% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 43 61
Median daily rate £525 £463 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.51% -7.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £375 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £660 £660 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +14.28% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £11.00 - £34.52
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £43.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year -15.69% +36.50%  

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 1390 1337 2191
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 42.07% 39.47% 38.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1047 1125 1753
Median daily rate £533 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.10% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 38
Median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £22.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.82% -21.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £12.50 £14.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £65.00 £59.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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.

1 109 (78.42%) Degree
2 60 (43.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 55 (39.57%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (35.97%) Finance
5 45 (32.37%) Java
6 38 (27.34%) Mathematics
7 31 (22.30%) SQL
8 30 (21.58%) Banking
9 26 (18.71%) TDD
9 26 (18.71%) JavaScript
10 25 (17.99%) Test Automation
11 24 (17.27%) HTML
12 22 (15.83%) Linux
13 21 (15.11%) OO
14 19 (13.67%) Analytics
15 18 (12.95%) Python
15 18 (12.95%) C#
15 18 (12.95%) .NET
15 18 (12.95%) Scrum
16 17 (12.23%) REST
16 17 (12.23%) Continuous Integration
16 17 (12.23%) QA
16 17 (12.23%) Analytical Skills
17 16 (11.51%) Git (software)
17 16 (11.51%) BDD
18 15 (10.79%) Oracle
18 15 (10.79%) CSS
18 15 (10.79%) Microsoft
18 15 (10.79%) AngularJS
19 13 (9.35%) HTML5

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 9 (6.47%) Apache
1 9 (6.47%) Apache Spark
2 6 (4.32%) nginx
2 6 (4.32%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.60%) Confluence
4 4 (2.88%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (2.88%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.16%) IIS
6 2 (1.44%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.44%) SAS
6 2 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.44%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.44%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.72%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.72%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (3.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.16%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.44%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.44%) SPSS
3 2 (1.44%) Stata
4 1 (0.72%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (3.60%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (1.44%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.72%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.04%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (2.16%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.16%) Amazon S3
3 3 (2.16%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (2.16%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (2.16%) Heroku
3 3 (2.16%) Office 365
3 3 (2.16%) SaaS
4 2 (1.44%) GitHub
5 1 (0.72%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.72%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.72%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.72%) IaaS
5 1 (0.72%) PaaS
5 1 (0.72%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.04%) Internet
2 3 (2.16%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.44%) HTTP
3 2 (1.44%) Intranet
3 2 (1.44%) LDAP
3 2 (1.44%) SSL
4 1 (0.72%) AMQP
4 1 (0.72%) DNS
4 1 (0.72%) Extranet
4 1 (0.72%) Firewall
4 1 (0.72%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.72%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.72%) LAN
4 1 (0.72%) Multicast
4 1 (0.72%) Network Security
4 1 (0.72%) Skype
4 1 (0.72%) VoIP
4 1 (0.72%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.35%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.47%) Hadoop
2 9 (6.47%) Relational Database
3 8 (5.76%) Big Data
3 8 (5.76%) MySQL
4 7 (5.04%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (5.04%) RDBMS
5 6 (4.32%) NoSQL
6 5 (3.60%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.16%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (2.16%) Apache Hive
7 3 (2.16%) KDB
7 3 (2.16%) Kdb+
8 2 (1.44%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.44%) HBase
8 2 (1.44%) Power BI
8 2 (1.44%) Qlik Sense
8 2 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (11.51%) Git (software)
2 12 (8.63%) JIRA
3 10 (7.19%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (2.88%) Karma Test Runner
4 4 (2.88%) TeamCity
4 4 (2.88%) webpack
5 3 (2.16%) Grunt
5 3 (2.16%) Jasmine
5 3 (2.16%) JUnit
5 3 (2.16%) Maven
5 3 (2.16%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (2.16%) Subversion
6 2 (1.44%) Bitbucket
6 2 (1.44%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.44%) Gradle
6 2 (1.44%) IntelliJ
6 2 (1.44%) NetBeans
6 2 (1.44%) Selenium
7 1 (0.72%) FitNesse
General
1 50 (35.97%) Finance
2 30 (21.58%) Banking
3 9 (6.47%) Front Office
3 9 (6.47%) Investment Banking
3 9 (6.47%) Telecoms
4 7 (5.04%) Games
5 5 (3.60%) Marketing
6 3 (2.16%) Digital Economy
6 3 (2.16%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.16%) Retail
7 1 (0.72%) Advertising
7 1 (0.72%) Billing
7 1 (0.72%) Electronics
7 1 (0.72%) French Language
7 1 (0.72%) Law
7 1 (0.72%) Legal
7 1 (0.72%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 81 (58.27%) Developer
2 24 (17.27%) Java Developer
3 16 (11.51%) Senior Developer
4 10 (7.19%) .NET Developer
4 10 (7.19%) Analyst
4 10 (7.19%) Data Scientist
5 8 (5.76%) C# Developer
5 8 (5.76%) Junior
6 7 (5.04%) Games Developer
6 7 (5.04%) Java Games Developer
6 7 (5.04%) Telecoms Developer
6 7 (5.04%) Telecoms Java Developer
7 6 (4.32%) Business Analyst
7 6 (4.32%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (4.32%) Designer
7 6 (4.32%) Digital Designer
8 5 (3.60%) JavaScript Developer
8 5 (3.60%) Junior Developer
8 5 (3.60%) Scala Developer
8 5 (3.60%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (17.27%) HTML
2 18 (12.95%) .NET
3 17 (12.23%) REST
4 15 (10.79%) AngularJS
4 15 (10.79%) CSS
5 13 (9.35%) HTML5
6 11 (7.91%) Node.js
7 10 (7.19%) Spring
8 9 (6.47%) J2EE
8 9 (6.47%) Web Services
9 8 (5.76%) RESTful
9 8 (5.76%) XML
10 7 (5.04%) React
11 6 (4.32%) FIX Protocol
11 6 (4.32%) LEMP Stack
12 5 (3.60%) .NET Framework
12 5 (3.60%) LAMP
12 5 (3.60%) Laravel
12 5 (3.60%) Symfony
12 5 (3.60%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.23%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (9.35%) Algorithms
3 12 (8.63%) Derivative
4 10 (7.19%) Equities
4 10 (7.19%) Fintech
4 10 (7.19%) User Experience
5 9 (6.47%) Data Structures
5 9 (6.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (4.32%) Credit Risk
6 6 (4.32%) Fixed Income
6 6 (4.32%) Hedge funds
6 6 (4.32%) Management Information System
7 5 (3.60%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (3.60%) NHS
8 4 (2.88%) Credit Derivative
8 4 (2.88%) Mainframe
9 3 (2.16%) PKI
10 2 (1.44%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.44%) Equity Derivative
10 2 (1.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (15.83%) Linux
2 9 (6.47%) Windows
3 5 (3.60%) Unix
4 4 (2.88%) CentOS
5 3 (2.16%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.44%) Android
6 2 (1.44%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.72%) Solaris
7 1 (0.72%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (39.57%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (27.34%) Mathematics
3 26 (18.71%) TDD
4 25 (17.99%) Test Automation
5 21 (15.11%) OO
6 19 (13.67%) Analytics
7 18 (12.95%) Scrum
8 17 (12.23%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (11.51%) BDD
10 13 (9.35%) Machine Learning
11 12 (8.63%) DevOps
11 12 (8.63%) E-Commerce
12 11 (7.91%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (7.91%) SDLC
12 11 (7.91%) Software Engineering
13 10 (7.19%) Project Management
13 10 (7.19%) Unit Testing
14 9 (6.47%) Electronic Trading
14 9 (6.47%) MVC
14 9 (6.47%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 45 (32.37%) Java
2 31 (22.30%) SQL
3 26 (18.71%) JavaScript
4 18 (12.95%) C#
4 18 (12.95%) Python
5 11 (7.91%) Scala
6 10 (7.19%) C++
7 9 (6.47%) Ruby
8 7 (5.04%) TypeScript
9 6 (4.32%) Bash Shell
9 6 (4.32%) C
9 6 (4.32%) PHP
10 5 (3.60%) R
11 4 (2.88%) Perl
12 3 (2.16%) Apex Code
12 3 (2.16%) ES6
12 3 (2.16%) MATLAB
12 3 (2.16%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.44%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 109 (78.42%) Degree
2 60 (43.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (7.91%) Numerate Degree
4 7 (5.04%) PhD
5 4 (2.88%) Master's Degree
6 3 (2.16%) AWS Certification
6 3 (2.16%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.44%) MCSE
7 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.44%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.44%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.72%) CISA
8 1 (0.72%) CISSP
8 1 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.72%) OCA
8 1 (0.72%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.72%) PMP
8 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.72%) RHCE
8 1 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (12.23%) QA
2 6 (4.32%) MiFID
3 3 (2.16%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.72%) COBIT
4 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 1 (0.72%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (2.16%) HDFS
1 3 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.44%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.44%) Docker
3 1 (0.72%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.72%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.44%) Mesos
2 1 (0.72%) Ansible
2 1 (0.72%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.72%) Grafana
2 1 (0.72%) Graphite
2 1 (0.72%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (0.72%) Marathon
2 1 (0.72%) Nagios
2 1 (0.72%) Oozie
2 1 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.72%) Puppet
2 1 (0.72%) vCenter Server
2 1 (0.72%) vMotion
2 1 (0.72%) vRealize
2 1 (0.72%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 15 (10.79%) Microsoft
1 15 (10.79%) Oracle
2 8 (5.76%) Sybase
3 6 (4.32%) Tableau
4 5 (3.60%) Atlassian
4 5 (3.60%) Google
4 5 (3.60%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.88%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (2.16%) New Relic
6 3 (2.16%) VMware
7 2 (1.44%) CA Agile Central
7 2 (1.44%) HP
7 2 (1.44%) IBM
7 2 (1.44%) Informatica
7 2 (1.44%) Infragistics
7 2 (1.44%) ION Trading
7 2 (1.44%) Lotus
8 1 (0.72%) Dynatrace
8 1 (0.72%) Nintex
8 1 (0.72%) SaltStack
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