Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 108 68 119
Rank change year-on-year -40 +51 -17
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 24 45 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.85% 2.44% 0.65%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.03% 7.85% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 25 8
Edinburgh median daily rate £388 £228 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +70.44% -48.00% +12.90%
10th Percentile £228 £181 £351
90th Percentile £468 £438 £494
Scotland median daily rate £390 £338 £400
% change year-on-year +15.56% -15.63% +8.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate - £52.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +30.00% -
Scotland median hourly rate £36.71 £52.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -29.40% +22.35% +33.86%

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 793 573 893
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 28.23% 31.11% 30.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 334 446
Edinburgh median daily rate £414 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £237 £206 £270
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
Scotland median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 9
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.68 £52.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.00% +33.33% +116.67%
10th Percentile £14.38 £16.67 £17.58
90th Percentile £121.25 £52.17 £54.00
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £40.25 £37.75
% change year-on-year -50.31% +6.62% +41.12%

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 April 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 21 April 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 18 (75.00%) Degree
2 15 (62.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (45.83%) Java
3 11 (45.83%) Linux
4 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (37.50%) Finance
6 8 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (33.33%) Git (software)
6 8 (33.33%) High Availability
6 8 (33.33%) GitHub
7 7 (29.17%) RESTful
7 7 (29.17%) Mockito
7 7 (29.17%) Cucumber
7 7 (29.17%) Puppet
7 7 (29.17%) Jenkins
7 7 (29.17%) Java 8
7 7 (29.17%) GitLab
7 7 (29.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (29.17%) JSON
7 7 (29.17%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (29.17%) Spring
7 7 (29.17%) Web Services
7 7 (29.17%) SOA
7 7 (29.17%) Configuration Management
7 7 (29.17%) JMX
8 6 (25.00%) SQL
8 6 (25.00%) Scrum
9 5 (20.83%) Software Engineering
9 5 (20.83%) Test Automation
9 5 (20.83%) Project Management

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 2 (8.33%) Apache Spark
1 2 (8.33%) SAS
2 1 (4.17%) Apache
2 1 (4.17%) Apache Pig
2 1 (4.17%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (33.33%) GitHub
2 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.17%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) Firewall
2 2 (8.33%) LAN
2 2 (8.33%) MPLS
2 2 (8.33%) WAN
3 1 (4.17%) BGP
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (4.17%) SNMP
3 1 (4.17%) SSH
3 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.17%) VoIP
3 1 (4.17%) VPN
3 1 (4.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (12.50%) Hadoop
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.33%) Apache Hive
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (8.33%) RDBMS
3 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (4.17%) Big Data
4 1 (4.17%) GIS
4 1 (4.17%) HBase
4 1 (4.17%) Impala
4 1 (4.17%) MySQL
4 1 (4.17%) QlikView
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 7 (29.17%) Cucumber
2 7 (29.17%) GitLab
2 7 (29.17%) Jenkins
2 7 (29.17%) Mockito
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (4.17%) Vagrant
General
1 9 (37.50%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Games
3 2 (8.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Private Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Retail
4 1 (4.17%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Developer
2 5 (20.83%) Java Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Software Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Data Scientist
3 3 (12.50%) Java Software Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Senior Java Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Senior Java Software Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Network Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Python Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) DBA
5 1 (4.17%) Desktop Support
5 1 (4.17%) IT Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Junior
5 1 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (29.17%) JMX
1 7 (29.17%) JSON
1 7 (29.17%) RESTful
1 7 (29.17%) Spring
1 7 (29.17%) Web Services
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (4.17%) Akka
3 1 (4.17%) Bokeh
3 1 (4.17%) CSS
3 1 (4.17%) D3.js
3 1 (4.17%) ggplot
3 1 (4.17%) HTML
3 1 (4.17%) Kafka
3 1 (4.17%) Middleware
3 1 (4.17%) QML
3 1 (4.17%) Qt
3 1 (4.17%) React
3 1 (4.17%) React Native
3 1 (4.17%) Seaborn
3 1 (4.17%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.17%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.17%) Blog
3 1 (4.17%) Clustering
3 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.17%) Data Structures
3 1 (4.17%) Grid Computing
3 1 (4.17%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Licensing
3 1 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (4.17%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (45.83%) Linux
2 7 (29.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (12.50%) Windows
4 2 (8.33%) Android
4 2 (8.33%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.17%) Mac OS
5 1 (4.17%) Unix
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 10
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (33.33%) High Availability
3 7 (29.17%) Configuration Management
3 7 (29.17%) SOA
4 6 (25.00%) Scrum
5 5 (20.83%) Data Science
5 5 (20.83%) Mentoring
5 5 (20.83%) Project Management
5 5 (20.83%) Software Engineering
5 5 (20.83%) Test Automation
6 4 (16.67%) Machine Learning
6 4 (16.67%) Statistics
7 3 (12.50%) Data Analysis
7 3 (12.50%) Mathematics
7 3 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (12.50%) Visualisation
8 2 (8.33%) Functional Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Open Source
8 2 (8.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) Java
2 7 (29.17%) Java 8
3 6 (25.00%) SQL
4 4 (16.67%) Python
5 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 2 (8.33%) C#
6 2 (8.33%) C++
6 2 (8.33%) R
6 2 (8.33%) Scala
7 1 (4.17%) Apple Swift
7 1 (4.17%) Objective-C
7 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
7 1 (4.17%) Ruby
7 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (75.00%) Degree
2 15 (62.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (8.33%) CCNA
3 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (8.33%) PhD
4 1 (4.17%) CCNP
4 1 (4.17%) CEH
4 1 (4.17%) CHECK Team Leader
4 1 (4.17%) CHECK Team Member
4 1 (4.17%) CREST Certified
4 1 (4.17%) GIAC
4 1 (4.17%) GPEN
4 1 (4.17%) HP ASE
4 1 (4.17%) Master's Degree
4 1 (4.17%) OCP
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (4.17%) OSCP
4 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
4 1 (4.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.17%) Apache Flume
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (29.17%) Puppet
2 1 (4.17%) Ambari
2 1 (4.17%) Data Guard
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (4.17%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle
2 2 (8.33%) Cisco
2 2 (8.33%) Sun
3 1 (4.17%) Cloudera
3 1 (4.17%) Google
3 1 (4.17%) Hortonworks
3 1 (4.17%) MapR
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) TOWER Software
3 1 (4.17%) Xamarin