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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 80 79
Rank change year-on-year +39 -1  
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 32 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 3.47% 0.66% 0.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.96% 2.22% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 6 1
Median daily rate £213 £438 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -51.42% +65.09%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £371 £350
% change year-on-year +1.01% +6.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £52.17 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.42% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £43.00 £28.75
% change year-on-year -53.48% +49.56%  

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 292 450 319
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 31.70% 29.64% 22.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 224 190
Median daily rate £381 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.29% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £288 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 5
Median hourly rate £52.17 £39.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.76% +116.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -21.56% +37.83%  

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 37 (92.50%) Degree
2 32 (80.00%) Java
3 23 (57.50%) Linux
4 21 (52.50%) Management Information System
5 20 (50.00%) Finance
6 18 (45.00%) Software Engineering
7 12 (30.00%) Web Services
8 11 (27.50%) Oracle
8 11 (27.50%) Spring
9 9 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (20.00%) XML Messaging
10 8 (20.00%) XML
10 8 (20.00%) MySQL
10 8 (20.00%) Windows
10 8 (20.00%) SQL
10 8 (20.00%) WSDL
10 8 (20.00%) Relational Database
11 7 (17.50%) Scrum
12 6 (15.00%) CSS
12 6 (15.00%) Oracle Database
12 6 (15.00%) Driving Licence
12 6 (15.00%) Git (software)
13 5 (12.50%) Selenium
13 5 (12.50%) Mentoring
13 5 (12.50%) Oracle Database 12c
14 4 (10.00%) CA Agile Central
14 4 (10.00%) Fintech
14 4 (10.00%) Exploratory Testing
14 4 (10.00%) Feasibility Study
14 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills

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 3 (7.50%) JBoss
2 1 (2.50%) Apache
2 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (10.00%) MS Office
1 4 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Payment Gateway
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) Internet
2 1 (2.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) MySQL
1 8 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 6 (15.00%) Oracle Database
3 5 (12.50%) Oracle Database 12c
4 4 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (15.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (12.50%) Selenium
3 4 (10.00%) Bugzilla
3 4 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (10.00%) SoapUI
3 4 (10.00%) Subversion
3 4 (10.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (5.00%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (2.50%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) German Language
3 2 (5.00%) Italian Language
3 2 (5.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.50%) French Language
4 1 (2.50%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 24 (60.00%) Developer
2 15 (37.50%) Java Developer
3 8 (20.00%) Analyst
3 8 (20.00%) Junior
4 7 (17.50%) Analyst Developer
4 7 (17.50%) Data Analyst
5 6 (15.00%) Junior Developer
5 6 (15.00%) Junior Java Developer
5 6 (15.00%) Software Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) Consultant
6 4 (10.00%) Principal Consultant
6 4 (10.00%) Test Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) Core Java Developer
7 3 (7.50%) Developer Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Mid-Level Java Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Java Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Java Mobile Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Junior Software Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.00%) Web Services
2 11 (27.50%) Spring
3 8 (20.00%) WSDL
3 8 (20.00%) XML
3 8 (20.00%) XML Messaging
4 6 (15.00%) CSS
5 4 (10.00%) HTML
5 4 (10.00%) JSON
5 4 (10.00%) REST
6 3 (7.50%) AngularJS
6 3 (7.50%) CSS3
6 3 (7.50%) HTML5
6 3 (7.50%) J2EE
6 3 (7.50%) JSP
6 3 (7.50%) React
6 3 (7.50%) RESTful
7 1 (2.50%) jQuery
7 1 (2.50%) Node.js
7 1 (2.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 21 (52.50%) Management Information System
2 6 (15.00%) Driving Licence
3 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.00%) Fintech
4 3 (7.50%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (7.50%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 23 (57.50%) Linux
2 8 (20.00%) Windows
3 3 (7.50%) Unix
4 2 (5.00%) Android
4 2 (5.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (45.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (17.50%) Scrum
4 5 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 4 (10.00%) Change Management
5 4 (10.00%) Exploratory Testing
5 4 (10.00%) Feasibility Study
5 4 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 4 (10.00%) Wealth Management
6 3 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (7.50%) Manual Testing
6 3 (7.50%) Translating Business Requirements
6 3 (7.50%) Web Development
7 2 (5.00%) Programme Management
7 2 (5.00%) Requirements Management
7 2 (5.00%) Test Automation
8 1 (2.50%) Benchmarking
8 1 (2.50%) Responsive Web Design
8 1 (2.50%) Test Planning
8 1 (2.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 32 (80.00%) Java
2 8 (20.00%) SQL
3 4 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (10.00%) Python
4 2 (5.00%) PHP
4 2 (5.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 37 (92.50%) Degree
2 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (7.50%) BC Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) ISEB
4 1 (2.50%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
Vendors
1 11 (27.50%) Oracle
2 4 (10.00%) CA Agile Central
2 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.50%) Software AG
3 1 (2.50%) webMethods
3 1 (2.50%) Xamarin
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Spring Technology
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