Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 125 102 120
Rank change year-on-year -23 +18 +6
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 134 138 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.93% 2.22% 1.81%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.48% 5.46% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 103 93
City of London median daily rate £496 £535 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.29% +18.89% -10.00%
10th Percentile £225 £274 £313
90th Percentile £700 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £525 £450
% change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
City of London median hourly rate £13.75 £11.00 £16.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -33.39% -52.16%
10th Percentile £12.50 £10.50 £15.16
90th Percentile £38.50 £11.50 £17.87
Central London median hourly rate £13.75 £11.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -81.67% +73.80%

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 2,990 2,526 2,628
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 43.11% 40.58% 39.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,318 1,917 2,137
City of London median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% +5.56%
10th Percentile £315 £307 £295
90th Percentile £725 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £470
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.38% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 22 42
City of London median hourly rate £20.63 £18.85 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.42% -0.79% -7.07%
10th Percentile £12.57 £12.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.06 £29.77 £46.48
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -15.79% -7.07%

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 22 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in the City of London over the 6 months to 22 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Computer Science in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 99 (73.88%) Degree
2 57 (42.54%) Finance
3 55 (41.04%) Computer Science Degree
4 43 (32.09%) Python
5 41 (30.60%) Mathematics
6 35 (26.12%) Java
7 34 (25.37%) Agile Software Development
8 32 (23.88%) SQL
9 23 (17.16%) JavaScript
10 21 (15.67%) Analytical Skills
11 20 (14.93%) Problem-Solving
12 19 (14.18%) Data Science
12 19 (14.18%) Microsoft
12 19 (14.18%) Linux
13 18 (13.43%) Microsoft Excel
13 18 (13.43%) PhD
13 18 (13.43%) Banking
14 17 (12.69%) Software Engineering
14 17 (12.69%) C#
15 16 (11.94%) Project Management
15 16 (11.94%) R
16 14 (10.45%) Test Automation
16 14 (10.45%) Amazon AWS
16 14 (10.45%) Fintech
17 13 (9.70%) Git (software)
17 13 (9.70%) Fixed Income
18 12 (8.96%) Investment Banking
18 12 (8.96%) HTML
18 12 (8.96%) .NET
18 12 (8.96%) 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 9 (6.72%) SAS
2 3 (2.24%) Apache
2 3 (2.24%) Apache Spark
2 3 (2.24%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.24%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.49%) Confluence
4 1 (0.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.75%) CMS
4 1 (0.75%) Drupal
4 1 (0.75%) Ethereum
4 1 (0.75%) JBoss
4 1 (0.75%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (13.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (4.48%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (3.73%) SPSS
4 1 (0.75%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.75%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.75%) InVision
4 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.75%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.75%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (0.75%) ENOVIA
1 1 (0.75%) RMDS
1 1 (0.75%) SAP Business One
1 1 (0.75%) SAP PLM
1 1 (0.75%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.45%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (6.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.48%) Adobe Analytics
3 6 (4.48%) Google Analytics
4 4 (2.99%) Office 365
5 3 (2.24%) GitHub
5 3 (2.24%) SaaS
6 2 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.49%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (1.49%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.49%) Serverless
7 1 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.75%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.75%) G Suite
7 1 (0.75%) Heroku
7 1 (0.75%) IaaS
7 1 (0.75%) Loggly
7 1 (0.75%) PaaS
7 1 (0.75%) Trello
7 1 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.73%) Firewall
1 5 (3.73%) Internet
2 4 (2.99%) LAN
3 3 (2.24%) AMQP
3 3 (2.24%) DNS
3 3 (2.24%) MPLS
3 3 (2.24%) Multicast
3 3 (2.24%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.24%) WAN
4 2 (1.49%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (1.49%) DHCP
4 2 (1.49%) Ethernet
4 2 (1.49%) Extranet
4 2 (1.49%) OSPF
4 2 (1.49%) PBX
4 2 (1.49%) PSTN
4 2 (1.49%) SNMP
4 2 (1.49%) VoIP
4 2 (1.49%) VPN
5 1 (0.75%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.21%) Big Data
2 7 (5.22%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (5.22%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.48%) SQL Server
4 5 (3.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.99%) Blockchain
5 4 (2.99%) MySQL
5 4 (2.99%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.24%) Redis
7 2 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.49%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.49%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.49%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.75%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.75%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.75%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.75%) OLAP
8 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (9.70%) Git (software)
2 9 (6.72%) Jenkins
3 7 (5.22%) JIRA
4 5 (3.73%) Selenium
5 4 (2.99%) JUnit
5 4 (2.99%) Maven
6 2 (1.49%) CircleCI
6 2 (1.49%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.49%) Gradle
6 2 (1.49%) Grunt
6 2 (1.49%) gulp
6 2 (1.49%) Mockito
6 2 (1.49%) Subversion
6 2 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.49%) TestNG
7 1 (0.75%) Gatling
7 1 (0.75%) git-flow
7 1 (0.75%) GoCD
7 1 (0.75%) Protractor
7 1 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 57 (42.54%) Finance
2 18 (13.43%) Banking
3 12 (8.96%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.99%) Front Office
5 3 (2.24%) Advertising
5 3 (2.24%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.24%) Marketing
5 3 (2.24%) Retail
6 2 (1.49%) Games
7 1 (0.75%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.75%) Automotive
7 1 (0.75%) Digital Economy
7 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (32.84%) Developer
2 20 (14.93%) Analyst
3 12 (8.96%) Data Scientist
4 10 (7.46%) Data Analyst
4 10 (7.46%) SQL Analyst
5 9 (6.72%) Excel Analyst
5 9 (6.72%) Java Developer
6 8 (5.97%) C# Developer
7 6 (4.48%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (4.48%) Senior Web Analyst
7 6 (4.48%) SQL Data Analyst
7 6 (4.48%) Web Analyst
8 5 (3.73%) Data Insight Analyst
8 5 (3.73%) Insight Analyst
8 5 (3.73%) Insight Data Analyst
8 5 (3.73%) Programmer
8 5 (3.73%) Senior Insight Analyst
8 5 (3.73%) Senior Web Analytics Analyst
8 5 (3.73%) Software Engineer
8 5 (3.73%) Web Analytics Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.96%) .NET
1 12 (8.96%) HTML
2 9 (6.72%) React
2 9 (6.72%) XML
3 8 (5.97%) AngularJS
3 8 (5.97%) CSS
4 7 (5.22%) RESTful
4 7 (5.22%) Spring
4 7 (5.22%) WCF
5 6 (4.48%) HTML5
5 6 (4.48%) Web Services
6 5 (3.73%) JSON
6 5 (3.73%) REST
6 5 (3.73%) WPF
7 4 (2.99%) FpML
7 4 (2.99%) Node.js
7 4 (2.99%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (2.24%) .NET Framework
8 3 (2.24%) Hibernate
8 3 (2.24%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.67%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (10.45%) Fintech
3 13 (9.70%) Fixed Income
4 10 (7.46%) Data Centre
5 9 (6.72%) Algorithms
5 9 (6.72%) Data Structures
5 9 (6.72%) Hedge funds
5 9 (6.72%) Management Information System
6 8 (5.97%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (3.73%) User Experience
8 4 (2.99%) Mobile App
8 4 (2.99%) PMI
8 4 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (2.24%) Bitcoin
9 3 (2.24%) Derivative
9 3 (2.24%) Digital Currency
9 3 (2.24%) Equities
9 3 (2.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (2.24%) Machine to Machine
9 3 (2.24%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 19 (14.18%) Linux
2 10 (7.46%) Unix
3 9 (6.72%) Windows
4 5 (3.73%) Android
4 5 (3.73%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.49%) AIX
5 2 (1.49%) Solaris
5 2 (1.49%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.75%) SUSE
6 1 (0.75%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (30.60%) Mathematics
2 34 (25.37%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (14.93%) Problem-Solving
4 19 (14.18%) Data Science
5 17 (12.69%) Software Engineering
6 16 (11.94%) Project Management
7 14 (10.45%) Test Automation
8 12 (8.96%) DevOps
8 12 (8.96%) SDLC
9 11 (8.21%) Analytics
9 11 (8.21%) Scrum
10 10 (7.46%) E-Commerce
10 10 (7.46%) OO
11 9 (6.72%) Statistics
11 9 (6.72%) TDD
12 8 (5.97%) ITIL
12 8 (5.97%) Multithreading
13 7 (5.22%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (5.22%) Low Latency
13 7 (5.22%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 43 (32.09%) Python
2 35 (26.12%) Java
3 32 (23.88%) SQL
4 23 (17.16%) JavaScript
5 17 (12.69%) C#
6 16 (11.94%) R
7 11 (8.21%) C++
7 11 (8.21%) Ruby
8 7 (5.22%) Kotlin
9 6 (4.48%) C
10 5 (3.73%) Java 8
10 5 (3.73%) Perl
11 4 (2.99%) Scala
12 3 (2.24%) Apple Swift
12 3 (2.24%) Go
12 3 (2.24%) Objective-C
12 3 (2.24%) PHP
12 3 (2.24%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.49%) Groovy
13 2 (1.49%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 99 (73.88%) Degree
2 55 (41.04%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (13.43%) PhD
4 10 (7.46%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (7.46%) Numerate Degree
5 7 (5.22%) Master's Degree
5 7 (5.22%) MBA
6 6 (4.48%) CCNP
7 4 (2.99%) CCIE
7 4 (2.99%) CCNA
7 4 (2.99%) CFA
7 4 (2.99%) CISSP
7 4 (2.99%) PMI Certification
8 3 (2.24%) CISA
8 3 (2.24%) CISM
8 3 (2.24%) SC Cleared
8 3 (2.24%) Security Cleared
9 2 (1.49%) CCVP
9 2 (1.49%) VCP6
9 2 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.21%) QA
2 3 (2.24%) ISO 8583
2 3 (2.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.49%) HIPAA
3 2 (1.49%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.75%) COBIT
4 1 (0.75%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 9 (6.72%) Docker
2 3 (2.24%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.49%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.49%) KVM
3 2 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (5.22%) Ansible
1 7 (5.22%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (3.73%) Puppet
3 3 (2.24%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.49%) RSA Archer
4 2 (1.49%) Terraform
4 2 (1.49%) vMotion
4 2 (1.49%) vRealize
5 1 (0.75%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.75%) CFEngine
5 1 (0.75%) Mesos
5 1 (0.75%) Packer
Vendors
1 19 (14.18%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.46%) Google
3 8 (5.97%) Adobe
3 8 (5.97%) Cisco
4 6 (4.48%) Oracle
4 6 (4.48%) Splunk
5 5 (3.73%) Bloomberg
6 4 (2.99%) CyberArk
7 3 (2.24%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.24%) VMware
8 2 (1.49%) Apple
8 2 (1.49%) ForeScout
8 2 (1.49%) Hitachi
8 2 (1.49%) McAfee
8 2 (1.49%) Meraki
8 2 (1.49%) Opsware
8 2 (1.49%) SAP
8 2 (1.49%) Sun
9 1 (0.75%) Arista
9 1 (0.75%) Blue Prism