Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 115 116
Rank change year-on-year +37 +1 -26
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 57 12 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.94% 0.57% 0.72%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.91% 1.81% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 7 12
Edinburgh median daily rate £333 £425 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.71% +7.59% -5.39%
10th Percentile £206 £263 £235
90th Percentile £578 £538 £425
Scotland median daily rate £363 £330 £348
% change year-on-year +9.85% -5.04% -7.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £39.20 £52.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.63% - -
Scotland median hourly rate £37.50 £52.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -27.88% +197.14% +21.74%

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 Edinburgh with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 825 664 908
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 28.07% 31.42% 28.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 438 367 426
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £254 £254 £225
90th Percentile £546 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £378 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +7.86% -3.45% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 13
Edinburgh median hourly rate £30.00 £19.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.84% +16.67% +18.83%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.15 £12.35
90th Percentile £43.39 £52.00 £29.95
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £31.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year -23.20% +48.81% -3.45%

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 21 November 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

Computer Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Computer Science in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 52 (91.23%) Degree
2 35 (61.40%) Java
2 35 (61.40%) Finance
3 34 (59.65%) Computer Science Degree
4 30 (52.63%) Spring
4 30 (52.63%) Linux
5 29 (50.88%) Software Engineering
6 26 (45.61%) Cucumber
6 26 (45.61%) Web Services
7 25 (43.86%) Configuration Management
7 25 (43.86%) Git (software)
7 25 (43.86%) RESTful
8 24 (42.11%) Puppet
8 24 (42.11%) JSON
8 24 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (42.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 24 (42.11%) Jenkins
8 24 (42.11%) GitHub
8 24 (42.11%) Mockito
8 24 (42.11%) GitLab
8 24 (42.11%) JMX
9 23 (40.35%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (35.09%) SOA
11 19 (33.33%) Oracle
12 18 (31.58%) Management Information System
13 17 (29.82%) Scrum
14 16 (28.07%) Risk Management
14 16 (28.07%) Microservices
15 15 (26.32%) GDPR
15 15 (26.32%) Payment Gateway

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 13 (22.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (8.77%) IIS
3 3 (5.26%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.51%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 15 (26.32%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 24 (42.11%) GitHub
2 1 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.75%) npm
2 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.04%) Firewall
2 5 (8.77%) BGP
2 5 (8.77%) LAN
2 5 (8.77%) MPLS
2 5 (8.77%) TCP/IP
2 5 (8.77%) VPN
2 5 (8.77%) WAN
2 5 (8.77%) Wireless
3 4 (7.02%) SNMP
3 4 (7.02%) SSH
4 2 (3.51%) SAN
4 2 (3.51%) VoIP
5 1 (1.75%) 802.11
5 1 (1.75%) DHCP
5 1 (1.75%) DNS
5 1 (1.75%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.75%) Internet
5 1 (1.75%) LDAP
5 1 (1.75%) OSPF
5 1 (1.75%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.53%) Oracle Database
2 3 (5.26%) Oracle Database 12c
2 3 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.51%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.75%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 26 (45.61%) Cucumber
2 25 (43.86%) Git (software)
3 24 (42.11%) GitLab
3 24 (42.11%) Jenkins
3 24 (42.11%) Mockito
4 3 (5.26%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (3.51%) Selenium
6 1 (1.75%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.75%) JMeter
6 1 (1.75%) JUnit
6 1 (1.75%) Log4j
6 1 (1.75%) Maven
6 1 (1.75%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.75%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.75%) WebDriver
General
1 35 (61.40%) Finance
2 4 (7.02%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.75%) Banking
3 1 (1.75%) Games
3 1 (1.75%) German Language
3 1 (1.75%) Italian Language
3 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.75%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 16 (28.07%) Developer
2 9 (15.79%) Java Developer
2 9 (15.79%) Java Engineer
3 8 (14.04%) Consultant
3 8 (14.04%) Software Engineer
4 6 (10.53%) Senior Software Engineer
4 6 (10.53%) Software Consultant
5 5 (8.77%) Java Software Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Junior
5 5 (8.77%) Linux Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Senior Java Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Senior Java Software Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Senior Linux Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Java Consultant
6 4 (7.02%) Network Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Web Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Junior Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Junior Java Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Oracle Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (52.63%) Spring
2 26 (45.61%) Web Services
3 25 (43.86%) RESTful
4 24 (42.11%) JMX
4 24 (42.11%) JSON
5 13 (22.81%) REST
6 3 (5.26%) CSS
6 3 (5.26%) HTML
7 1 (1.75%) .NET
7 1 (1.75%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.75%) 802.1X
7 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.75%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.75%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.75%) JDBC
7 1 (1.75%) JPA
7 1 (1.75%) SOAP
7 1 (1.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (31.58%) Management Information System
2 5 (8.77%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.26%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.51%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.75%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 30 (52.63%) Linux
2 24 (42.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (5.26%) Windows
4 2 (3.51%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.75%) Solaris
5 1 (1.75%) Unix
5 1 (1.75%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (50.88%) Software Engineering
2 25 (43.86%) Configuration Management
3 24 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (40.35%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (35.09%) SOA
6 17 (29.82%) Scrum
7 16 (28.07%) Microservices
7 16 (28.07%) Risk Management
8 14 (24.56%) Test Automation
9 10 (17.54%) Feasibility Study
9 10 (17.54%) High Availability
9 10 (17.54%) Performance Measurement
10 8 (14.04%) Project Management
11 5 (8.77%) SDLC
12 4 (7.02%) ITIL
12 4 (7.02%) Mentoring
13 3 (5.26%) Data Centre Operations
13 3 (5.26%) Information Assurance
13 3 (5.26%) Information Security
13 3 (5.26%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 35 (61.40%) Java
2 9 (15.79%) SQL
3 6 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.02%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.51%) Python
6 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.75%) C#
6 1 (1.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 52 (91.23%) Degree
2 34 (59.65%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (5.26%) CCNA
3 3 (5.26%) CESG Certified Professional
3 3 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (5.26%) CISSP
3 3 (5.26%) CLAS
3 3 (5.26%) IISP
4 2 (3.51%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.75%) CEH
5 1 (1.75%) CHECK Team Leader
5 1 (1.75%) CHECK Team Member
5 1 (1.75%) CREST Certified
5 1 (1.75%) GIAC
5 1 (1.75%) GPEN
5 1 (1.75%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (26.32%) GDPR
2 13 (22.81%) PCI DSS
3 4 (7.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (5.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (3.51%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 3 (5.26%) BitLocker
2 1 (1.75%) OpenAM
2 1 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (42.11%) Puppet
2 1 (1.75%) Cacti
2 1 (1.75%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.75%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (33.33%) Oracle
2 6 (10.53%) Cisco
2 6 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.75%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.75%) Citrix
3 1 (1.75%) F5
3 1 (1.75%) ForgeRock
3 1 (1.75%) Nimble Storage
3 1 (1.75%) Open-E
3 1 (1.75%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.75%) ServiceNow
3 1 (1.75%) Software AG
3 1 (1.75%) SolarWinds
3 1 (1.75%) Synology
3 1 (1.75%) Veritas
3 1 (1.75%) VMware
3 1 (1.75%) webMethods