Period
to 20 September 2018

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 20 September 2018 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 116 82 118
Rank change year-on-year -34 +36 -4
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 19 52 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.64% 1.94% 0.57%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.29% 7.14% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 30 9
Edinburgh median daily rate £363 £378 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.97% -11.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £207 £263
90th Percentile £538 £600 £559
Scotland median daily rate £415 £375 £330
% change year-on-year +10.67% +13.64% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate - £43.39 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +8.48% -
Scotland median hourly rate £32.50 £31.85 £42.00
% change year-on-year +2.04% -24.17% +140.00%

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 830 728 823
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 27.95% 27.19% 33.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 399 443
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £276
90th Percentile £549 £538 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year +5.40% +8.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 9
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £15.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.67% +89.69% -9.63%
10th Percentile £12.60 £10.81 £10.78
90th Percentile £20.83 £43.39 £49.50
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £28.75 £36.75
% change year-on-year -39.13% -21.77% +98.65%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 12 (63.16%) SQL
2 8 (42.11%) Mathematics
3 7 (36.84%) Python
4 6 (31.58%) Java
4 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (26.32%) Oracle Database
5 5 (26.32%) Degree
5 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
5 5 (26.32%) R
5 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
5 5 (26.32%) Oracle
5 5 (26.32%) Linux
6 4 (21.05%) Apache
6 4 (21.05%) CSS
6 4 (21.05%) Solaris
6 4 (21.05%) C#
6 4 (21.05%) C++
6 4 (21.05%) HTML
6 4 (21.05%) NetApp
6 4 (21.05%) Finance
6 4 (21.05%) Machine Learning
6 4 (21.05%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (21.05%) Artificial Intelligence
6 4 (21.05%) Statistics
6 4 (21.05%) Relational Database
6 4 (21.05%) Algorithms
6 4 (21.05%) Data Science
6 4 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (15.79%) Wireframes

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 4 (21.05%) Apache
2 3 (15.79%) Tomcat
3 2 (10.53%) Apache Spark
4 1 (5.26%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (15.79%) Photoshop
2 2 (10.53%) Chatbot
2 2 (10.53%) InVision
3 1 (5.26%) 3ds Max
3 1 (5.26%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (10.53%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (10.53%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (10.53%) Amazon S3
2 2 (10.53%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (5.26%) GitHub
3 1 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Firewall
2 1 (5.26%) HTTPS
2 1 (5.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) Oracle Database
2 4 (21.05%) Relational Database
3 3 (15.79%) Hadoop
3 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (15.79%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (15.79%) RDBMS
4 2 (10.53%) Big Data
4 2 (10.53%) MongoDB
4 2 (10.53%) NoSQL
4 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
2 2 (10.53%) JIRA
3 1 (5.26%) Axure RP
3 1 (5.26%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (5.26%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (5.26%) HP UFT
3 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.26%) Ranorex
3 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.26%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Banking
3 2 (10.53%) Advertising
3 2 (10.53%) Investment Banking
3 2 (10.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Data Scientist
2 4 (21.05%) Administrator
2 4 (21.05%) Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Data Scientist
3 3 (15.79%) Solaris Administrator
3 3 (15.79%) Solaris Systems Administrator
3 3 (15.79%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) DBA
4 2 (10.53%) Designer
4 2 (10.53%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (10.53%) Software Developer
4 2 (10.53%) UX Designer
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Junior
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) CSS
1 4 (21.05%) HTML
2 3 (15.79%) AngularJS
2 3 (15.79%) HTML5
3 2 (10.53%) .NET
3 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
3 2 (10.53%) Bokeh
3 2 (10.53%) D3.js
3 2 (10.53%) Django
3 2 (10.53%) ggplot
3 2 (10.53%) Natural Language Processing
3 2 (10.53%) Qt
3 2 (10.53%) React
3 2 (10.53%) Seaborn
3 2 (10.53%) Spring
3 2 (10.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (5.26%) DHTML
4 1 (5.26%) SOAP
4 1 (5.26%) XHTML
4 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (21.05%) Algorithms
3 3 (15.79%) User Experience
4 2 (10.53%) Graphic Design
4 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
5 1 (5.26%) Blog
5 1 (5.26%) Grid Computing
5 1 (5.26%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Linux
2 4 (21.05%) Solaris
3 3 (15.79%) Unix
4 2 (10.53%) Windows
5 1 (5.26%) Android
5 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
5 1 (5.26%) Mac OS
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Mathematics
2 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (21.05%) Artificial Intelligence
3 4 (21.05%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (21.05%) Data Science
3 4 (21.05%) Machine Learning
3 4 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (21.05%) Statistics
4 3 (15.79%) Analytics
4 3 (15.79%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (15.79%) Prototyping
4 3 (15.79%) Scrum
4 3 (15.79%) Time Management
4 3 (15.79%) Visualisation
4 3 (15.79%) Wireframes
5 2 (10.53%) Applied Mathematics
5 2 (10.53%) Data Management
5 2 (10.53%) Performance Management
5 2 (10.53%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) SQL
2 7 (36.84%) Python
3 6 (31.58%) Java
4 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
4 5 (26.32%) R
5 4 (21.05%) C#
5 4 (21.05%) C++
6 3 (15.79%) PHP
6 3 (15.79%) Shell Script
7 1 (5.26%) Perl
7 1 (5.26%) Ruby
7 1 (5.26%) Scala
7 1 (5.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (10.53%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) OpenAM
1 2 (10.53%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Data Guard
1 3 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (10.53%) Ansible
2 2 (10.53%) Cobbler
2 2 (10.53%) NetBackup
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (10.53%) Puppet
2 2 (10.53%) Terraform
3 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (5.26%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Oracle
2 4 (21.05%) NetApp
3 3 (15.79%) Adobe
4 2 (10.53%) ForgeRock
4 2 (10.53%) Nimble Storage
4 2 (10.53%) Open-E
4 2 (10.53%) Software AG
4 2 (10.53%) Synology
4 2 (10.53%) Veritas
4 2 (10.53%) webMethods
5 1 (5.26%) Google
5 1 (5.26%) Rackspace
5 1 (5.26%) Splunk
5 1 (5.26%) TOWER Software