Period
to 29 March 2020

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 29 March 2020 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
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 82 96 115
Rank change year-on-year +14 +19 -10
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 109 170 157
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.53% 2.50% 2.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.92% 2.80% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 133 115
Median daily rate £505 £550 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.18% -4.35% +6.98%
10th Percentile £360 £363 £393
90th Percentile £707 £710 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £550 £575
% change year-on-year -9.09% -4.35% +9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 5
Median hourly rate £43.50 £22.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +97.73% -21.43% -
10th Percentile £35.83 £18.90 £16.00
90th Percentile £52.78 £26.70 £40.95
Central London median hourly rate £38.50 £25.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +54.00% -10.71% -

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 3,739 6,079 6,340
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 86.95% 89.29% 89.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,778 4,696 5,026
Median daily rate £525 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £338
90th Percentile £675 £675 £694
Central London median daily rate £510 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -2.86% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 55 89
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.64% +7.32% +7.89%
10th Percentile £12.42 £12.86 £11.81
90th Percentile £52.15 £42.61 £46.08
Median hourly rate £27.50 £21.34 £21.50
% change year-on-year +28.87% -0.74% +13.16%

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Computer Science as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Computer Science in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Computer Science in the City of London

Computer Science
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Computer Science in the City of London over the 6 months to 29 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Computer Science in the City of London

Computer Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Computer Science in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Computer Science in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 March 2020, 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 77 (70.64%) Degree
2 45 (41.28%) Java
3 43 (39.45%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (37.61%) Computer Science Degree
5 31 (28.44%) Finance
6 27 (24.77%) JavaScript
6 27 (24.77%) SQL
7 26 (23.85%) Python
8 25 (22.94%) HTML
9 21 (19.27%) Mathematics
10 20 (18.35%) CSS
10 20 (18.35%) Analytical Skills
11 18 (16.51%) Physics
11 18 (16.51%) TDD
12 17 (15.60%) Algorithms
13 16 (14.68%) User Experience
13 16 (14.68%) Master's Degree
13 16 (14.68%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (14.68%) C#
14 15 (13.76%) AWS
14 15 (13.76%) Spring
15 14 (12.84%) Test Automation
15 14 (12.84%) Open Source
15 14 (12.84%) OOP
15 14 (12.84%) Data Science
15 14 (12.84%) Apache Spark
16 13 (11.93%) Machine Learning
16 13 (11.93%) OO
16 13 (11.93%) QA
17 12 (11.01%) RESTful

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 14 (12.84%) Apache Spark
2 6 (5.50%) CMS
3 5 (4.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 5 (4.59%) WebLogic
3 5 (4.59%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.83%) DNN
4 2 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.83%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.92%) Drupal
5 1 (0.92%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (4.59%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.92%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.92%) InVision
3 1 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.92%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.92%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) FINCAD Analytics
1 1 (0.92%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.76%) AWS
2 10 (9.17%) Azure
3 9 (8.26%) GCP
4 5 (4.59%) GitHub
5 2 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.83%) Power Platform
6 1 (0.92%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.92%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.92%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.92%) AWS Step Functions
6 1 (0.92%) Google Play
6 1 (0.92%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 1 (0.92%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.42%) HTTP
2 1 (0.92%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.17%) Big Data
1 10 (9.17%) NoSQL
2 9 (8.26%) Hadoop
3 8 (7.34%) SQL Server
4 5 (4.59%) HBase
4 5 (4.59%) Jackrabbit
5 4 (3.67%) MongoDB
5 4 (3.67%) OLAP
5 4 (3.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.75%) MySQL
6 3 (2.75%) Redis
7 2 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.83%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.83%) Flink
7 2 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.83%) Power BI
7 2 (1.83%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.92%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (11.01%) Jenkins
2 10 (9.17%) Git (software)
3 9 (8.26%) JUnit
4 6 (5.50%) git-flow
4 6 (5.50%) JIRA
4 6 (5.50%) Maven
5 5 (4.59%) Ant
5 5 (4.59%) Gradle
5 5 (4.59%) JMeter
5 5 (4.59%) Mockito
5 5 (4.59%) Selenium
6 4 (3.67%) Travis CI
7 3 (2.75%) TestNG
8 2 (1.83%) Bower
8 2 (1.83%) Clang
8 2 (1.83%) Grunt
8 2 (1.83%) gulp
9 1 (0.92%) Appium
9 1 (0.92%) GitLab
9 1 (0.92%) Ranorex
General
1 31 (28.44%) Finance
2 8 (7.34%) Banking
2 8 (7.34%) Marketing
3 5 (4.59%) Financial Institution
4 4 (3.67%) Public Sector
4 4 (3.67%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.75%) Back Office
5 3 (2.75%) Front Office
5 3 (2.75%) Legal
5 3 (2.75%) Publishing
6 2 (1.83%) Advertising
6 2 (1.83%) French Language
6 2 (1.83%) Games
6 2 (1.83%) International Banking
6 2 (1.83%) Law
6 2 (1.83%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.92%) Automotive
7 1 (0.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (35.78%) Developer
2 19 (17.43%) Java Developer
3 11 (10.09%) Data Scientist
4 10 (9.17%) Analyst
5 9 (8.26%) Architect
6 6 (5.50%) Business Systems Analyst
6 6 (5.50%) EDI Analyst
6 6 (5.50%) EDI Systems Analyst
6 6 (5.50%) Insurance Systems Analyst
6 6 (5.50%) Systems Analyst
7 5 (4.59%) Senior Developer
7 5 (4.59%) Technical Architect
8 4 (3.67%) Hadoop Developer
8 4 (3.67%) Java Hadoop Developer
8 4 (3.67%) Machine Learning Scientist
8 4 (3.67%) PHP Developer
8 4 (3.67%) PHP Laravel Developer
8 4 (3.67%) Software Engineer
9 3 (2.75%) C# Developer
9 3 (2.75%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (22.94%) HTML
2 20 (18.35%) CSS
3 15 (13.76%) Spring
4 12 (11.01%) .NET
4 12 (11.01%) RESTful
4 12 (11.01%) Web Services
5 10 (9.17%) XML
6 8 (7.34%) TensorFlow
7 7 (6.42%) HTML5
7 7 (6.42%) JSON
7 7 (6.42%) Kafka
8 6 (5.50%) AngularJS
8 6 (5.50%) EDI
8 6 (5.50%) React
8 6 (5.50%) SciPy
9 5 (4.59%) MLlib
9 5 (4.59%) OSGi
9 5 (4.59%) Pandas
9 5 (4.59%) REST
9 5 (4.59%) RxJava
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.35%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (15.60%) Algorithms
3 16 (14.68%) User Experience
4 12 (11.01%) Data Structures
5 9 (8.26%) Mobile App
6 6 (5.50%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (4.59%) Fixed Income
7 5 (4.59%) Mobile Payment
7 5 (4.59%) Video\Live Streaming
8 4 (3.67%) Hedge funds
8 4 (3.67%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (3.67%) Management Information System
8 4 (3.67%) Social Media
8 4 (3.67%) Video on Demand
9 3 (2.75%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (1.83%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.83%) Digital Media
10 2 (1.83%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.92%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.50%) Unix
2 4 (3.67%) Linux
3 2 (1.83%) Windows
4 1 (0.92%) Android
4 1 (0.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (39.45%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (19.27%) Mathematics
3 18 (16.51%) Physics
3 18 (16.51%) TDD
4 16 (14.68%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (12.84%) Data Science
5 14 (12.84%) OOP
5 14 (12.84%) Open Source
5 14 (12.84%) Test Automation
6 13 (11.93%) Machine Learning
6 13 (11.93%) OO
7 12 (11.01%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (10.09%) Scrum
8 11 (10.09%) Software Engineering
9 10 (9.17%) DevOps
9 10 (9.17%) Functional Programming
9 10 (9.17%) Multithreading
10 9 (8.26%) Artificial Intelligence
10 9 (8.26%) Visualisation
10 9 (8.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 45 (41.28%) Java
2 27 (24.77%) JavaScript
2 27 (24.77%) SQL
3 26 (23.85%) Python
4 16 (14.68%) C#
5 11 (10.09%) Scala
6 9 (8.26%) R
7 8 (7.34%) Kotlin
8 6 (5.50%) C
8 6 (5.50%) PHP
9 5 (4.59%) Java 8
10 4 (3.67%) C++
11 3 (2.75%) VBA
12 2 (1.83%) Go
12 2 (1.83%) Haskell
12 2 (1.83%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.92%) Clojure
13 1 (0.92%) ES6
13 1 (0.92%) F#
13 1 (0.92%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 77 (70.64%) Degree
2 41 (37.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (14.68%) Master's Degree
4 7 (6.42%) PhD
5 4 (3.67%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.83%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (1.83%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.92%) CBAP
7 1 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.92%) IIBA
7 1 (0.92%) ISEB
7 1 (0.92%) PMP
7 1 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.93%) QA
2 3 (2.75%) GDPR
3 2 (1.83%) PSD2
4 1 (0.92%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (3.67%) HDFS
2 1 (0.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (3.67%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (0.92%) Ansible
2 1 (0.92%) Control-M
2 1 (0.92%) Grafana
2 1 (0.92%) Graphite
2 1 (0.92%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (0.92%) Netcool
2 1 (0.92%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 1 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.92%) Puppet
2 1 (0.92%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.92%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.92%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 8 (7.34%) Google
1 8 (7.34%) Oracle
2 7 (6.42%) Adobe
2 7 (6.42%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.59%) Tableau
4 4 (3.67%) ServiceNow
5 3 (2.75%) Bloomberg
5 3 (2.75%) Cognos
5 3 (2.75%) Splunk
6 2 (1.83%) ION Trading
7 1 (0.92%) Blue Prism
7 1 (0.92%) Cisco
7 1 (0.92%) Criteo
7 1 (0.92%) Facebook
7 1 (0.92%) GoldenSource
7 1 (0.92%) IBM
7 1 (0.92%) MapR
7 1 (0.92%) Reuters
7 1 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.92%) SAP