Period
to 18 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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 December 2018 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)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 124 87 103
Rank change year-on-year -37 +16 +11
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 16 54 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.56% 1.82% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 2.11% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 28 6
Edinburgh median daily rate £413 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -16.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £339 £206 £381
90th Percentile £549 £583 £538
Scotland median daily rate £400 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +14.29% +6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Edinburgh median hourly rate £42.50 £22.88 £52.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.79% -56.01% -
Scotland median hourly rate £32.50 £22.88 £52.00
% change year-on-year +42.08% -56.01% +15.56%

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 Edinburgh with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,497 2,556 1,664
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 88.17% 86.38% 85.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,249 1,483 980
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £563 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £368
% change year-on-year +2.56% +6.12% -2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 20 31
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -16.00% +51.52%
10th Percentile £11.03 £11.24 £14.25
90th Percentile £44.45 £35.00 £52.00
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £23.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year +7.53% +10.71% +7.64%

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Computer Science as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science in Edinburgh

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Computer Science in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Science in Edinburgh

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Computer Science in Edinburgh

Computer Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Science in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 9 (56.25%) Degree
2 8 (50.00%) Mathematics
3 7 (43.75%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (37.50%) Statistics
4 6 (37.50%) SQL
4 6 (37.50%) Python
5 5 (31.25%) C#
5 5 (31.25%) Java
5 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (25.00%) Validation
6 4 (25.00%) Artificial Intelligence
6 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 4 (25.00%) Physics
6 4 (25.00%) PhD
6 4 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (25.00%) Data Science
6 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
6 4 (25.00%) Time Management
6 4 (25.00%) Machine Learning
6 4 (25.00%) R
6 4 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
7 3 (18.75%) User Experience
7 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
7 3 (18.75%) C++
7 3 (18.75%) OO
7 3 (18.75%) Finance
7 3 (18.75%) Scrum
8 2 (12.50%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (12.50%) Banking

Computer Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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:

Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (12.50%) Chatbot
1 2 (12.50%) InVision
1 2 (12.50%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon EMR
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon S3
1 2 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (6.25%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
2 2 (12.50%) Big Data
2 2 (12.50%) Hadoop
2 2 (12.50%) Power BI
2 2 (12.50%) RDBMS
3 1 (6.25%) Amazon QuickSight
3 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (12.50%) JIRA
2 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.25%) GitLab
3 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.25%) Mockito
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
2 2 (12.50%) Electronics
2 2 (12.50%) Investment Banking
2 2 (12.50%) Marketing
2 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Data Scientist
3 2 (12.50%) Designer
3 2 (12.50%) Embedded Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Junior
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Data Scientist
3 2 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) UX Designer
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Junior Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Product Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Products Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Technical Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Web Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Developer
4 1 (6.25%) UX Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
1 2 (12.50%) Bokeh
1 2 (12.50%) D3.js
1 2 (12.50%) ggplot
1 2 (12.50%) Natural Language Processing
1 2 (12.50%) Seaborn
1 2 (12.50%) WPF
1 2 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.25%) CSS
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
2 1 (6.25%) JMX
2 1 (6.25%) JSON
2 1 (6.25%) Qt
2 1 (6.25%) RESTful
2 1 (6.25%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (6.25%) Spring
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (18.75%) User Experience
3 2 (12.50%) Algorithms
4 1 (6.25%) Fintech
4 1 (6.25%) Graphic Design
4 1 (6.25%) Industrial Internet of Things
4 1 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
1 2 (12.50%) Unix
2 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 6 (37.50%) Statistics
3 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (25.00%) Artificial Intelligence
4 4 (25.00%) Data Science
4 4 (25.00%) Machine Learning
4 4 (25.00%) Physics
4 4 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (25.00%) Time Management
4 4 (25.00%) Validation
5 3 (18.75%) OO
5 3 (18.75%) Scrum
5 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
6 2 (12.50%) Applied Mathematics
6 2 (12.50%) Data Analysis
6 2 (12.50%) Data Management
6 2 (12.50%) Economics
6 2 (12.50%) Naive Bayes
6 2 (12.50%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) Python
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) C#
2 5 (31.25%) Java
3 4 (25.00%) R
4 3 (18.75%) C++
5 1 (6.25%) Java 8
5 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.25%) MATLAB
5 1 (6.25%) PHP
5 1 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) Degree
2 4 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (25.00%) PhD
3 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Adobe
1 2 (12.50%) DevExpress
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Minitab