Period
to 18 February 2019

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 18 February 2019 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
18 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 103 101 104
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3 -17
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 170 169 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.52% 2.41% 2.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.85% 2.72% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 133 103
City of London median daily rate £550 £575 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.35% +9.52% +10.53%
10th Percentile £409 £409 £301
90th Percentile £713 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £550 £575 £525
% change year-on-year -4.35% +9.52% +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
City of London median hourly rate £22.00 £28.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.43% +62.32% -28.81%
10th Percentile £18.90 £18.40 £16.63
90th Percentile £26.70 £40.95 £17.88
Central London median hourly rate £22.00 £28.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year -21.43% +62.32% -28.81%

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 5,958 6,222 5,396
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.16% 88.77% 88.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,659 4,963 4,281
City of London median daily rate £515 £500 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +3.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 70 53
City of London median hourly rate £22.00 £18.70 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -8.78% -2.68%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.60 £13.55
90th Percentile £37.09 £37.38 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £21.07 £20.25 £19.46
% change year-on-year +4.06% +4.06% -7.62%

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 February 2019.

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 18 February 2019, 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.

1 111 (65.29%) Degree
2 66 (38.82%) Java
3 64 (37.65%) Finance
4 63 (37.06%) Agile Software Development
5 47 (27.65%) Mathematics
5 47 (27.65%) Computer Science Degree
6 45 (26.47%) SQL
7 41 (24.12%) TDD
8 38 (22.35%) JavaScript
9 35 (20.59%) Problem-Solving
10 31 (18.24%) Banking
11 30 (17.65%) C#
11 30 (17.65%) Python
12 28 (16.47%) Microsoft Azure
13 27 (15.88%) DevOps
13 27 (15.88%) Algorithms
14 24 (14.12%) SQL Server
15 22 (12.94%) .NET
15 22 (12.94%) Scrum
16 21 (12.35%) Microsoft
16 21 (12.35%) Microservices
16 21 (12.35%) Machine Learning
16 21 (12.35%) Test Automation
17 20 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
17 20 (11.76%) Data Structures
17 20 (11.76%) Software Engineering
17 20 (11.76%) Kotlin
18 19 (11.18%) Data Science
18 19 (11.18%) SDLC
18 19 (11.18%) Git (software)

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 13 (7.65%) Apache Spark
2 5 (2.94%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (2.35%) Confluence
4 3 (1.76%) SAS
5 2 (1.18%) Apache
5 2 (1.18%) CMS
5 2 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.18%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.59%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.59%) Jupyter
6 1 (0.59%) Luigi
6 1 (0.59%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.59%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.59%) nginx
6 1 (0.59%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.59%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.59%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (2.35%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.76%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.59%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.59%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Actimize
1 1 (0.59%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 28 (16.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (6.47%) GitHub
4 5 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (2.35%) AWS Fargate
5 4 (2.35%) PaaS
6 3 (1.76%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.18%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.18%) Office 365
7 2 (1.18%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.18%) Serverless
8 1 (0.59%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.59%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.59%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.59%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.59%) IaaS
8 1 (0.59%) npm
8 1 (0.59%) SaaS
8 1 (0.59%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.53%) LAN
2 4 (2.35%) Firewall
2 4 (2.35%) WAN
3 3 (1.76%) BGP
3 3 (1.76%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (1.76%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (1.76%) EIGRP
3 3 (1.76%) Internet
3 3 (1.76%) IP Telephony
3 3 (1.76%) MPLS
3 3 (1.76%) Multicast
3 3 (1.76%) Network Security
3 3 (1.76%) OSPF
3 3 (1.76%) VPN
3 3 (1.76%) Wireless
3 3 (1.76%) Wireshark
4 2 (1.18%) DNS
4 2 (1.18%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.59%) AMQP
5 1 (0.59%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (14.12%) SQL Server
2 16 (9.41%) NoSQL
3 13 (7.65%) Big Data
4 12 (7.06%) Redis
5 9 (5.29%) Hadoop
6 8 (4.71%) Data Mining
6 8 (4.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (4.12%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (3.53%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (3.53%) CouchDB
9 5 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (2.35%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (1.76%) Apache Hive
11 3 (1.76%) SQLPlus
12 2 (1.18%) Couchbase
12 2 (1.18%) MongoDB
12 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database
12 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 19 (11.18%) Git (software)
2 15 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (7.06%) Jenkins
4 10 (5.88%) JUnit
5 9 (5.29%) JIRA
6 7 (4.12%) Octopus Deploy
6 7 (4.12%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (3.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (3.53%) TestNG
8 5 (2.94%) SpecFlow
9 4 (2.35%) Mocha
9 4 (2.35%) Mockito
10 3 (1.76%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.76%) Eclipse
10 3 (1.76%) Protractor
10 3 (1.76%) TeamCity
10 3 (1.76%) Visual Studio
11 2 (1.18%) IntelliJ
11 2 (1.18%) Maven
11 2 (1.18%) Selenium
General
1 64 (37.65%) Finance
2 31 (18.24%) Banking
3 12 (7.06%) Publishing
4 11 (6.47%) Investment Banking
5 8 (4.71%) Front Office
6 6 (3.53%) Back Office
7 5 (2.94%) Retail
7 5 (2.94%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.76%) Marketing
9 2 (1.18%) Games
9 2 (1.18%) Legal
9 2 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.59%) Advertising
10 1 (0.59%) Automotive
10 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.59%) Law
10 1 (0.59%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 97 (57.06%) Developer
2 41 (24.12%) Java Developer
3 28 (16.47%) Senior Developer
4 18 (10.59%) Senior Java Developer
5 16 (9.41%) Analyst
6 14 (8.24%) Data Scientist
7 11 (6.47%) C# Developer
8 8 (4.71%) DevOps Engineer
8 8 (4.71%) JavaScript Developer
8 8 (4.71%) React Developer
8 8 (4.71%) Software Developer
9 7 (4.12%) .NET Developer
10 6 (3.53%) Analyst Developer
10 6 (3.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 5 (2.94%) Business Analyst
11 5 (2.94%) Lead Developer
11 5 (2.94%) Senior React Developer
11 5 (2.94%) Software Engineer
12 4 (2.35%) Agile Developer
12 4 (2.35%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (12.94%) .NET
2 19 (11.18%) RESTful
3 17 (10.00%) AngularJS
4 14 (8.24%) REST
5 13 (7.65%) HTML
6 12 (7.06%) React
7 11 (6.47%) CSS
7 11 (6.47%) JSON
8 10 (5.88%) Kafka
8 10 (5.88%) Web Services
9 8 (4.71%) ASP.NET
9 8 (4.71%) RabbitMQ
9 8 (4.71%) Spring
10 7 (4.12%) Node.js
10 7 (4.12%) Redux
11 6 (3.53%) .NET Core
11 6 (3.53%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (3.53%) HTML5
11 6 (3.53%) Vue.js
12 5 (2.94%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 27 (15.88%) Algorithms
2 20 (11.76%) Data Structures
3 17 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (8.24%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (5.88%) Equities
5 10 (5.88%) User Experience
6 8 (4.71%) Fintech
7 7 (4.12%) Fixed Income
7 7 (4.12%) Management Information System
8 6 (3.53%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (3.53%) Tandem
9 5 (2.94%) Derivative
9 5 (2.94%) Mobile App
10 4 (2.35%) Hedge funds
11 3 (1.76%) iPad
11 3 (1.76%) Reference Data
11 3 (1.76%) SWIFT
12 2 (1.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 2 (1.18%) Life Science
12 2 (1.18%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.47%) Linux
2 8 (4.71%) Windows
3 6 (3.53%) Android
4 5 (2.94%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.18%) Unix
6 1 (0.59%) AIX
6 1 (0.59%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.59%) Solaris
6 1 (0.59%) VMS
6 1 (0.59%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.59%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.59%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (37.06%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (27.65%) Mathematics
3 41 (24.12%) TDD
4 35 (20.59%) Problem-Solving
5 27 (15.88%) DevOps
6 22 (12.94%) Scrum
7 21 (12.35%) Machine Learning
7 21 (12.35%) Microservices
7 21 (12.35%) Test Automation
8 20 (11.76%) Software Engineering
9 19 (11.18%) Data Science
9 19 (11.18%) SDLC
10 17 (10.00%) Analytics
11 15 (8.82%) BDD
12 13 (7.65%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (7.06%) Artificial Intelligence
13 12 (7.06%) Continuous Improvement
13 12 (7.06%) OO
13 12 (7.06%) User Stories
14 11 (6.47%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 66 (38.82%) Java
2 45 (26.47%) SQL
3 38 (22.35%) JavaScript
4 30 (17.65%) C#
4 30 (17.65%) Python
5 20 (11.76%) Kotlin
6 14 (8.24%) Scala
7 9 (5.29%) Java 8
8 8 (4.71%) C++
8 8 (4.71%) Perl
8 8 (4.71%) PowerShell
9 6 (3.53%) R
10 4 (2.35%) Apex Code
10 4 (2.35%) Bash Shell
10 4 (2.35%) Go
10 4 (2.35%) TypeScript
11 3 (1.76%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.76%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.18%) C
12 2 (1.18%) XAML
Qualifications
1 111 (65.29%) Degree
2 47 (27.65%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (8.24%) PhD
4 7 (4.12%) Master's Degree
5 3 (1.76%) Avaya Certification
5 3 (1.76%) CCNA
5 3 (1.76%) CCNP
5 3 (1.76%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.18%) CITP
6 2 (1.18%) MBCS
7 1 (0.59%) CISA
7 1 (0.59%) CISM
7 1 (0.59%) CISSP
7 1 (0.59%) ISEB
7 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.59%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.88%) QA
2 4 (2.35%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.35%) Solvency II
3 3 (1.76%) SLA
4 1 (0.59%) Basel III
4 1 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.59%) PMO
4 1 (0.59%) PSD2
System Software
1 17 (10.00%) Docker
2 3 (1.76%) Firmware
3 2 (1.18%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.59%) Varnish
4 1 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (5.29%) Kubernetes
2 5 (2.94%) Ansible
3 4 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.76%) Puppet
5 1 (0.59%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.59%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.59%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.59%) Nagios
5 1 (0.59%) SCCM
5 1 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.59%) Terraform
5 1 (0.59%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 21 (12.35%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.65%) Oracle
3 7 (4.12%) Google
4 4 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (2.35%) Tableau
5 3 (1.76%) Aruba
5 3 (1.76%) Atlassian
5 3 (1.76%) Avaya
5 3 (1.76%) CheckPoint
5 3 (1.76%) Cisco
5 3 (1.76%) SolarWinds
5 3 (1.76%) Sybase
6 2 (1.18%) Apple
6 2 (1.18%) Perforce
6 2 (1.18%) Splunk
7 1 (0.59%) Nintex
7 1 (0.59%) Omniture
7 1 (0.59%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.59%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.59%) VMware