The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 28 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)
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 88 80
Rank change year-on-year +28 -8  
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 22 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.80% 0.74% 0.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.01% 2.16% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 3
Median daily rate £358 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.62% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £213 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £412
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +14.28% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.39 - -
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 Edinburgh with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 314 464 328
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 25.70% 34.37% 23.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 226 159
Median daily rate £395 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.05% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £520 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 10
Median hourly rate £43.39 £47.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.65% +156.75%  
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 Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh 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 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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 28 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 51 (94.44%) Degree
2 37 (68.52%) Java
3 27 (50.00%) Management Information System
4 25 (46.30%) Finance
4 25 (46.30%) Software Engineering
4 25 (46.30%) Linux
5 15 (27.78%) Spring
6 13 (24.07%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (24.07%) JavaScript
7 12 (22.22%) Computer Science Degree
8 11 (20.37%) SQL
9 10 (18.52%) Oracle
9 10 (18.52%) Web Services
10 9 (16.67%) Test Automation
11 8 (14.81%) Oracle Database
11 8 (14.81%) Driving Licence
11 8 (14.81%) Feasibility Study
11 8 (14.81%) CSS
12 7 (12.96%) Oracle Database 12c
12 7 (12.96%) Selenium
13 6 (11.11%) Git (software)
13 6 (11.11%) WebDriver
13 6 (11.11%) Oracle APEX
13 6 (11.11%) PL/SQL
13 6 (11.11%) C#
13 6 (11.11%) Python
14 5 (9.26%) Unix
14 5 (9.26%) HTML
14 5 (9.26%) MySQL
14 5 (9.26%) Subversion

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.85%) Apache
1 1 (1.85%) SAS
1 1 (1.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (1.85%) Payment Gateway
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.41%) Firewall
2 3 (5.56%) BGP
2 3 (5.56%) Internet
2 3 (5.56%) LAN
2 3 (5.56%) MPLS
2 3 (5.56%) Wireless
3 2 (3.70%) 802.11
3 2 (3.70%) Cisco Wireless
3 2 (3.70%) EIGRP
3 2 (3.70%) HSRP
3 2 (3.70%) IPsec
3 2 (3.70%) NetScaler
3 2 (3.70%) OSPF
3 2 (3.70%) VPN
3 2 (3.70%) WAN
3 2 (3.70%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.85%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.85%) SNMP
4 1 (1.85%) SSH
4 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.81%) Oracle Database
2 7 (12.96%) Oracle Database 12c
3 5 (9.26%) MySQL
3 5 (9.26%) Relational Database
4 4 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.85%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (12.96%) Selenium
2 6 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 6 (11.11%) Oracle APEX
2 6 (11.11%) WebDriver
3 5 (9.26%) Jenkins
3 5 (9.26%) SoapUI
3 5 (9.26%) Subversion
4 4 (7.41%) Bugzilla
5 2 (3.70%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.85%) Appium
6 1 (1.85%) JIRA
6 1 (1.85%) Maven
6 1 (1.85%) SpecFlow
General
1 25 (46.30%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Banking
3 3 (5.56%) German Language
3 3 (5.56%) Italian Language
3 3 (5.56%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.70%) Games
4 2 (3.70%) Local Government
4 2 (3.70%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.85%) French Language
5 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (53.70%) Developer
2 16 (29.63%) Java Developer
3 10 (18.52%) Junior
4 7 (12.96%) Junior Developer
4 7 (12.96%) Junior Java Developer
4 7 (12.96%) Software Engineer
5 6 (11.11%) Oracle Developer
6 5 (9.26%) Consultant
7 4 (7.41%) Analyst
7 4 (7.41%) Test Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) Analyst Developer
8 3 (5.56%) C# Developer
8 3 (5.56%) Core Java Developer
8 3 (5.56%) Data Analyst
8 3 (5.56%) Junior Software Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) Mid-Level Java Developer
8 3 (5.56%) Principal Consultant
9 2 (3.70%) Agresso Implementation Consultant
9 2 (3.70%) Implementation Consultant
9 2 (3.70%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (27.78%) Spring
2 10 (18.52%) Web Services
3 8 (14.81%) CSS
4 5 (9.26%) HTML
4 5 (9.26%) REST
5 4 (7.41%) JSON
5 4 (7.41%) WSDL
5 4 (7.41%) XML
5 4 (7.41%) XML Messaging
6 3 (5.56%) .NET
6 3 (5.56%) AngularJS
6 3 (5.56%) Node.js
6 3 (5.56%) React
7 2 (3.70%) 802.1X
7 2 (3.70%) Backbone.js
7 2 (3.70%) Entity Framework
7 2 (3.70%) HTML5
7 2 (3.70%) jQuery
8 1 (1.85%) NumPy
8 1 (1.85%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 27 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 8 (14.81%) Driving Licence
3 4 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.41%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (5.56%) Fintech
5 2 (3.70%) Algorithms
5 2 (3.70%) Data Structures
5 2 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.85%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.85%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 25 (46.30%) Linux
2 5 (9.26%) Unix
3 4 (7.41%) Windows
4 3 (5.56%) Android
4 3 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (46.30%) Software Engineering
2 13 (24.07%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 8 (14.81%) Feasibility Study
5 5 (9.26%) SDLC
5 5 (9.26%) Web Development
6 4 (7.41%) Asset Management
6 4 (7.41%) Change Management
6 4 (7.41%) Exploratory Testing
6 4 (7.41%) Incident Management
6 4 (7.41%) Mentoring
6 4 (7.41%) OO
6 4 (7.41%) Scrum
7 3 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (5.56%) Mathematics
7 3 (5.56%) MVC
7 3 (5.56%) Programme Management
7 3 (5.56%) Regression Testing
7 3 (5.56%) Statistics
7 3 (5.56%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (68.52%) Java
2 13 (24.07%) JavaScript
3 11 (20.37%) SQL
4 6 (11.11%) C#
4 6 (11.11%) PL/SQL
4 6 (11.11%) Python
5 3 (5.56%) PHP
6 2 (3.70%) C++
6 2 (3.70%) R
6 2 (3.70%) Ruby
7 1 (1.85%) C
7 1 (1.85%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.85%) Perl
7 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 51 (94.44%) Degree
2 12 (22.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (3.70%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.85%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.85%) ISEB
4 1 (1.85%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.85%) Postgraduate
4 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.85%) PMO
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) Cacti
2 1 (1.85%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
Vendors
1 10 (18.52%) Oracle
2 4 (7.41%) CA Agile Central
2 4 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.56%) Cisco
4 2 (3.70%) CheckPoint
4 2 (3.70%) Citrix
4 2 (3.70%) F5
4 2 (3.70%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.85%) Software AG
5 1 (1.85%) webMethods
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