Period
to 17 June 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 6 months to 17 June 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)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 147 151 164
Rank change year-on-year +4 +13 +25
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 1,690 1,476 1,588
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.86% 1.76% 1.62%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.47% 5.13% 4.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,017 975 1,086
England median daily rate £493 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.44% +12.50% -5.33%
10th Percentile £263 £287 £263
90th Percentile £693 £658 £619
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 54 59
England median hourly rate £43.50 £31.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.10% -26.74% +49.88%
10th Percentile £13.75 £10.15 £18.97
90th Percentile £58.75 £52.50 £54.15
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £33.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year +31.82% -23.26% +49.88%

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 England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 30,917 28,773 33,118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.05% 34.34% 33.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,384 18,788 21,982
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £255
90th Percentile £669 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £455 £444 £425
% change year-on-year +2.42% +4.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 969 1,011 1,088
England median hourly rate £23.00 £19.66 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.99% -6.38% +16.67%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.25 £11.46
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.34
% change year-on-year +12.50% -6.28% +15.44%

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Computer Science as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science in England

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Computer Science in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Science in England

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in England over the 6 months to 17 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Computer Science in England

Computer Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Science in England

Computer Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in England over the 6 months to 17 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Computer Science in England

Computer Science
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the England region over the 6 months to 17 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -3 1,073 £525 +5.00% 682
South East +41 311 £414 +5.48% 319
North of England -8 137 £350 -12.50% 179
Midlands -10 83 £500 +42.86% 133
North West -27 56 £350 -6.67% 114
North East +36 51 £318 -5.22% 8
East of England -23 48 £435 +24.29% 191
East Midlands +22 46 £465 +16.98% 56
West Midlands -40 37 £500 +42.86% 77
South West -21 30 £325 -22.62% 112
Yorkshire -22 30 £450 -10.00% 57
Computer Science
UK

For the 6 months to 17 June 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 England region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 1,288 (76.21%) Degree
2 661 (39.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 573 (33.91%) Agile Software Development
4 465 (27.51%) Java
5 436 (25.80%) Finance
6 421 (24.91%) SQL
7 412 (24.38%) Python
8 401 (23.73%) Mathematics
9 373 (22.07%) Problem-Solving
10 350 (20.71%) Analytical Skills
11 300 (17.75%) JavaScript
12 294 (17.40%) Linux
13 249 (14.73%) Software Engineering
14 236 (13.96%) OO
14 236 (13.96%) Microsoft
15 235 (13.91%) Amazon AWS
16 232 (13.73%) Analytics
17 216 (12.78%) Windows
18 207 (12.25%) Git (software)
19 203 (12.01%) C++
20 200 (11.83%) HTML
21 193 (11.42%) Algorithms
22 192 (11.36%) C#
23 179 (10.59%) .NET
24 177 (10.47%) Project Management
25 176 (10.41%) Test Automation
25 176 (10.41%) Data Science
26 165 (9.76%) DevOps
26 165 (9.76%) Banking
27 163 (9.64%) Unix

Computer Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 99 (5.86%) Apache Spark
2 74 (4.38%) Apache
3 45 (2.66%) SharePoint
4 43 (2.54%) Tomcat
5 29 (1.72%) SAS
6 28 (1.66%) Confluence
7 26 (1.54%) IIS
8 23 (1.36%) Apache Pig
9 21 (1.24%) JBoss
10 19 (1.12%) OpenStack
11 17 (1.01%) WebSphere
12 16 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
13 14 (0.83%) CMS
13 14 (0.83%) Jupyter
14 13 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 13 (0.77%) Skype for Business
14 13 (0.77%) WebLogic
15 11 (0.65%) nginx
15 11 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
16 9 (0.53%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 93 (5.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 52 (3.08%) Microsoft Office
3 33 (1.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (1.42%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.59%) Chatbot
6 10 (0.59%) SPSS
7 8 (0.47%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.41%) InVision
8 7 (0.41%) Stata
9 5 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (0.24%) UserZoom
10 4 (0.24%) Windchill
11 2 (0.12%) GIMP
11 2 (0.12%) HipChat
12 1 (0.059%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.059%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.059%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.059%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.059%) Revit
Business Applications
1 7 (0.41%) Adobe Campaign
2 6 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
3 5 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
3 5 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
3 5 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
3 5 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.24%) ENOVIA
4 4 (0.24%) HFM
4 4 (0.24%) HiPortfolio
4 4 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.24%) SAP PLM
4 4 (0.24%) Teamcenter
4 4 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
5 3 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.12%) BASE24
6 2 (0.12%) Magento
6 2 (0.12%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 235 (13.91%) Amazon AWS
2 156 (9.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 56 (3.31%) GitHub
4 33 (1.95%) Google Cloud Platform
5 31 (1.83%) PaaS
6 30 (1.78%) Office 365
7 29 (1.72%) Heroku
8 25 (1.48%) SaaS
9 22 (1.30%) Google Analytics
10 20 (1.18%) Serverless
11 18 (1.07%) AWS Lambda
11 18 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
12 15 (0.89%) Amazon S3
13 14 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
14 13 (0.77%) IaaS
15 12 (0.71%) Azure Machine Learning
16 11 (0.65%) Amazon SQS
17 10 (0.59%) OpenShift
17 10 (0.59%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
18 8 (0.47%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 77 (4.56%) Firewall
2 56 (3.31%) DNS
2 56 (3.31%) TCP/IP
3 41 (2.43%) DHCP
4 38 (2.25%) Internet
5 35 (2.07%) HTTP
6 27 (1.60%) VPN
7 22 (1.30%) SNMP
8 20 (1.18%) NetScaler
9 19 (1.12%) SSL
10 18 (1.07%) Network Security
11 17 (1.01%) LAN
11 17 (1.01%) SAN
12 15 (0.89%) Skype
12 15 (0.89%) SMS
12 15 (0.89%) WAN
13 11 (0.65%) Intrusion Detection
14 10 (0.59%) Cisco IOS
14 10 (0.59%) Kerberos
15 9 (0.53%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (8.22%) SQL Server
2 135 (7.99%) Big Data
3 96 (5.68%) Hadoop
4 90 (5.33%) MySQL
4 90 (5.33%) NoSQL
5 85 (5.03%) Relational Database
6 81 (4.79%) PostgreSQL
7 54 (3.20%) MongoDB
8 50 (2.96%) Apache Hive
9 46 (2.72%) Power BI
10 40 (2.37%) Apache Cassandra
11 37 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
12 32 (1.89%) Data Lake
12 32 (1.89%) HBase
13 29 (1.72%) Oracle Database
13 29 (1.72%) Redis
14 28 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 23 (1.36%) Spotfire
16 21 (1.24%) Data Mining
17 20 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 207 (12.25%) Git (software)
2 121 (7.16%) Jenkins
3 117 (6.92%) JIRA
4 51 (3.02%) Selenium
5 47 (2.78%) Subversion
6 46 (2.72%) webpack
7 42 (2.49%) JUnit
8 34 (2.01%) Bitbucket
8 34 (2.01%) Visual Studio
9 32 (1.89%) Cucumber
10 30 (1.78%) Gradle
10 30 (1.78%) Maven
10 30 (1.78%) TeamCity
11 27 (1.60%) PostCSS
12 23 (1.36%) SonarQube
13 17 (1.01%) Eclipse
13 17 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
14 15 (0.89%) Grunt
14 15 (0.89%) Visual Studio Team System
15 14 (0.83%) gulp
General
1 436 (25.80%) Finance
2 165 (9.76%) Banking
3 97 (5.74%) Front Office
4 79 (4.67%) Marketing
5 75 (4.44%) Investment Banking
6 62 (3.67%) Retail
7 52 (3.08%) Telecoms
8 43 (2.54%) Games
9 34 (2.01%) Manufacturing
10 25 (1.48%) Legal
11 22 (1.30%) Electronics
12 19 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
13 18 (1.07%) Back Office
14 16 (0.95%) French Language
14 16 (0.95%) German Language
15 15 (0.89%) Publishing
16 14 (0.83%) Automotive
17 12 (0.71%) Financial Institution
17 12 (0.71%) Law
18 11 (0.65%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 639 (37.81%) Developer
2 186 (11.01%) Java Developer
3 152 (8.99%) Analyst
4 115 (6.80%) Architect
5 105 (6.21%) Data Scientist
6 89 (5.27%) C# Developer
7 74 (4.38%) Software Engineer
8 67 (3.96%) Senior Developer
9 54 (3.20%) Python Developer
10 48 (2.84%) DevOps Engineer
11 47 (2.78%) Consultant
12 46 (2.72%) .NET Developer
13 44 (2.60%) Administrator
14 42 (2.49%) Software Developer
15 41 (2.43%) JavaScript Developer
16 37 (2.19%) C++ Developer
17 35 (2.07%) Front Office Developer
17 35 (2.07%) React Developer
18 34 (2.01%) Data Analyst
19 33 (1.95%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 200 (11.83%) HTML
2 179 (10.59%) .NET
3 163 (9.64%) CSS
4 123 (7.28%) Web Services
5 105 (6.21%) AngularJS
6 95 (5.62%) REST
6 95 (5.62%) Spring
7 80 (4.73%) RESTful
8 76 (4.50%) HTML5
9 73 (4.32%) XML
10 64 (3.79%) Node.js
11 62 (3.67%) Kafka
12 57 (3.37%) React
13 55 (3.25%) .NET Framework
14 54 (3.20%) jQuery
14 54 (3.20%) JSON
15 51 (3.02%) SOAP
16 49 (2.90%) Redux
17 46 (2.72%) TensorFlow
18 40 (2.37%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 350 (20.71%) Analytical Skills
2 193 (11.42%) Algorithms
3 137 (8.11%) Data Structures
4 136 (8.05%) User Experience
5 133 (7.87%) Management Information System
6 83 (4.91%) Mobile App
7 78 (4.62%) Data Centre
8 65 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
9 51 (3.02%) Hedge funds
10 50 (2.96%) Greenfield Project
11 49 (2.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 47 (2.78%) Fixed Income
13 37 (2.19%) PMI
14 34 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
14 34 (2.01%) Fintech
15 32 (1.89%) Derivative
16 28 (1.66%) Virtual Team
17 22 (1.30%) Linux Command Line
18 19 (1.12%) PKI
19 18 (1.07%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 294 (17.40%) Linux
2 216 (12.78%) Windows
3 163 (9.64%) Unix
4 80 (4.73%) Apple iOS
5 73 (4.32%) Android
6 60 (3.55%) Windows Server
7 43 (2.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (0.95%) Windows 10
10 16 (0.95%) Windows 7
11 9 (0.53%) CentOS
11 9 (0.53%) Mac OS
12 8 (0.47%) Solaris
13 6 (0.36%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.30%) AIX
14 5 (0.30%) VMS
14 5 (0.30%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.30%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 573 (33.91%) Agile Software Development
2 401 (23.73%) Mathematics
3 373 (22.07%) Problem-Solving
4 249 (14.73%) Software Engineering
5 236 (13.96%) OO
6 232 (13.73%) Analytics
7 177 (10.47%) Project Management
8 176 (10.41%) Data Science
8 176 (10.41%) Test Automation
9 165 (9.76%) DevOps
10 163 (9.64%) Machine Learning
11 162 (9.59%) SDLC
12 158 (9.35%) TDD
13 150 (8.88%) Scrum
14 144 (8.52%) Continuous Integration
15 138 (8.17%) ITIL
16 121 (7.16%) Visualisation
17 114 (6.75%) Multithreading
18 112 (6.63%) Physics
18 112 (6.63%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 465 (27.51%) Java
2 421 (24.91%) SQL
3 412 (24.38%) Python
4 300 (17.75%) JavaScript
5 203 (12.01%) C++
6 192 (11.36%) C#
7 100 (5.92%) R
8 84 (4.97%) C
9 65 (3.85%) Java 8
10 61 (3.61%) Scala
11 60 (3.55%) Perl
12 59 (3.49%) Ruby
13 56 (3.31%) PowerShell
14 43 (2.54%) ES6
15 41 (2.43%) Bash Shell
16 39 (2.31%) Apple Swift
16 39 (2.31%) Shell Script
17 38 (2.25%) PHP
18 37 (2.19%) PL/SQL
19 36 (2.13%) Go
Qualifications
1 1,288 (76.21%) Degree
2 661 (39.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 142 (8.40%) Master's Degree
4 91 (5.38%) Security Cleared
5 89 (5.27%) PhD
6 76 (4.50%) Numerate Degree
7 75 (4.44%) SC Cleared
8 60 (3.55%) CISSP
9 43 (2.54%) PMI Certification
10 42 (2.49%) Cisco Certification
11 37 (2.19%) CISM
12 31 (1.83%) CISA
12 31 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
13 28 (1.66%) PMP
14 27 (1.60%) GIAC
15 25 (1.48%) CCNP
16 22 (1.30%) CCNA
17 16 (0.95%) MBA
18 15 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
19 12 (0.71%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (4.79%) QA
2 35 (2.07%) Data Quality
3 34 (2.01%) SLA
4 28 (1.66%) GDPR
5 21 (1.24%) PCI DSS
6 18 (1.07%) PMO
7 17 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 10 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 9 (0.53%) CDISC
10 7 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
11 6 (0.36%) COBIT
12 5 (0.30%) ISAE 3402
12 5 (0.30%) ISO 22301
12 5 (0.30%) ISO 31000
12 5 (0.30%) ISO 9001
12 5 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 4 (0.24%) Basel II
13 4 (0.24%) HIPAA
13 4 (0.24%) HL7
13 4 (0.24%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 84 (4.97%) Docker
2 58 (3.43%) Active Directory
3 34 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (1.66%) XenApp
5 21 (1.24%) XenDesktop
6 17 (1.01%) HDFS
6 17 (1.01%) vSphere
7 16 (0.95%) Apache Flume
8 10 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (0.36%) KVM
11 6 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (0.30%) Hyper-V
12 5 (0.30%) StorNext
12 5 (0.30%) Terminal Services
12 5 (0.30%) Xen
12 5 (0.30%) XenServer
13 4 (0.24%) Firmware
13 4 (0.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 49 (2.90%) Ansible
2 46 (2.72%) Opscode Chef
3 44 (2.60%) Puppet
4 27 (1.60%) Terraform
5 26 (1.54%) Kubernetes
6 22 (1.30%) Salt
7 12 (0.71%) Oozie
8 11 (0.65%) Nagios
9 10 (0.59%) SCCM
10 9 (0.53%) HP ALM
10 9 (0.53%) SCOM
10 9 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
11 8 (0.47%) CA Single Sign-On
11 8 (0.47%) Nessus
11 8 (0.47%) Netcool
12 6 (0.36%) Data Guard
12 6 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 6 (0.36%) Tivoli
13 5 (0.30%) Netcool/OMNIbus
13 5 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 236 (13.96%) Microsoft
2 139 (8.22%) Oracle
3 83 (4.91%) Google
4 54 (3.20%) Cisco
4 54 (3.20%) SAP
5 53 (3.14%) Tableau
6 51 (3.02%) VMware
7 46 (2.72%) Citrix
8 37 (2.19%) HP
9 36 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
10 35 (2.07%) Splunk
11 32 (1.89%) IBM
12 29 (1.72%) Red Hat
13 27 (1.60%) Twitter
14 25 (1.48%) Apple
15 24 (1.42%) Adobe
16 23 (1.36%) Ivanti
17 21 (1.24%) ArcSight
18 20 (1.18%) McAfee
19 19 (1.12%) Cloudera