Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 126 139 152
Rank change year-on-year +13 +13 +27
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 2,024 1,817 1,727
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.12% 1.92% 1.76%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.17% 5.54% 5.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,215 1,232 1,121
England median daily rate £500 £463 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +7.56% -1.71%
10th Percentile £315 £300 £257
90th Percentile £683 £656 £638
UK median daily rate £488 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +8.33% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 89 60
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +42.86% -2.41%
10th Percentile £17.60 £11.65 £12.13
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.05 £47.82
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% +7.14% +22.81%

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 32,792 32,811 33,554
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.37% 34.64% 34.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,897 21,917 22,048
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £283 £263 £250
90th Percentile £666 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 992 981 1,144
England median hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.80% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.67
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £47.35
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +5.26%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 14 November 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 -8 1,100 £525 +0.24% 849
South East +33 380 £425 +6.25% 318
North of England +54 181 £400 +14.29% 186
Midlands -3 154 £425 +6.25% 143
South West -8 113 £425 +0.89% 114
North West +16 86 £355 +5.19% 100
East of England +20 83 £408 +5.91% 282
East Midlands +1 76 £425 +3.03% 59
West Midlands -7 75 £430 +22.86% 84
Yorkshire +35 69 £525 +5.00% 62
North East +4 26 £525 +70.73% 24
Computer Science
UK

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 1,531 (75.64%) Degree
2 860 (42.49%) Agile Software Development
3 842 (41.60%) Computer Science Degree
4 501 (24.75%) Java
5 482 (23.81%) Finance
6 458 (22.63%) Python
7 429 (21.20%) SQL
8 417 (20.60%) Mathematics
9 378 (18.68%) Problem-Solving
10 377 (18.63%) C#
11 363 (17.93%) JavaScript
12 346 (17.09%) Software Engineering
13 341 (16.85%) Analytical Skills
14 313 (15.46%) Linux
15 283 (13.98%) Amazon AWS
16 278 (13.74%) Microsoft
17 269 (13.29%) OO
18 264 (13.04%) Git (software)
19 259 (12.80%) .NET
20 258 (12.75%) TDD
21 256 (12.65%) HTML
22 251 (12.40%) Test Automation
23 248 (12.25%) Algorithms
24 246 (12.15%) DevOps
25 244 (12.06%) Analytics
26 241 (11.91%) Microsoft Azure
27 231 (11.41%) C++
28 220 (10.87%) Scrum
29 219 (10.82%) CSS
30 213 (10.52%) Data Science

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
1 105 (5.19%) Apache Spark
2 68 (3.36%) Apache
3 55 (2.72%) SharePoint
4 46 (2.27%) SAS
5 38 (1.88%) IIS
6 36 (1.78%) CMS
7 35 (1.73%) Confluence
8 29 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
9 25 (1.24%) Tomcat
10 22 (1.09%) OpenStack
10 22 (1.09%) WebSphere
11 21 (1.04%) MS Exchange
12 19 (0.94%) Drupal
13 15 (0.74%) Ethereum
13 15 (0.74%) nginx
13 15 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
14 14 (0.69%) Hyperledger
15 12 (0.59%) Jetty
15 12 (0.59%) Jupyter
15 12 (0.59%) Mongrel
Applications
1 62 (3.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 48 (2.37%) Microsoft Office
3 38 (1.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (0.54%) SPSS
6 10 (0.49%) Chatbot
7 9 (0.44%) MS Visio
8 8 (0.40%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.20%) InVision
9 4 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.15%) Simulink
10 3 (0.15%) Stata
11 2 (0.099%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.099%) Camtasia
11 2 (0.099%) GNU Octave
11 2 (0.099%) UserZoom
12 1 (0.049%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.049%) HipChat
12 1 (0.049%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 17 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
2 14 (0.69%) Distributed Ledger
2 14 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 13 (0.64%) R3 Corda
4 7 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
4 7 (0.35%) SAP GRC
5 6 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.30%) Remedy AR System
6 4 (0.20%) Endur
6 4 (0.20%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.099%) Actimize
7 2 (0.099%) Magento
7 2 (0.099%) MetaTrader
7 2 (0.099%) Sonata
7 2 (0.099%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.049%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.049%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.049%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 283 (13.98%) Amazon AWS
2 241 (11.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 70 (3.46%) Google Cloud Platform
4 63 (3.11%) GitHub
5 53 (2.62%) Office 365
6 49 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
7 48 (2.37%) Serverless
8 46 (2.27%) Amazon S3
9 42 (2.08%) SaaS
10 40 (1.98%) AWS CloudFormation
11 38 (1.88%) Amazon EC2
11 38 (1.88%) AWS Lambda
12 33 (1.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 28 (1.38%) PaaS
14 26 (1.28%) Heroku
15 25 (1.24%) IaaS
16 21 (1.04%) Amazon ELB
17 20 (0.99%) Mimecast
18 17 (0.84%) Amazon EMR
19 16 (0.79%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 118 (5.83%) Firewall
2 62 (3.06%) HTTP
3 54 (2.67%) Internet
4 50 (2.47%) DNS
5 43 (2.12%) TCP/IP
6 42 (2.08%) VPN
7 32 (1.58%) LAN
8 28 (1.38%) WAN
9 25 (1.24%) Wireless
10 22 (1.09%) BGP
10 22 (1.09%) OSPF
11 21 (1.04%) MPLS
12 19 (0.94%) SSL
12 19 (0.94%) VoIP
13 18 (0.89%) SAN
14 17 (0.84%) DHCP
14 17 (0.84%) Network Security
15 14 (0.69%) SNMP
16 13 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
17 11 (0.54%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (10.03%) SQL Server
2 143 (7.07%) NoSQL
3 137 (6.77%) Big Data
4 124 (6.13%) Hadoop
5 91 (4.50%) Relational Database
6 86 (4.25%) PostgreSQL
7 65 (3.21%) Data Warehouse
8 64 (3.16%) MySQL
9 62 (3.06%) Apache Hive
10 45 (2.22%) MongoDB
11 42 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
11 42 (2.08%) Redis
12 35 (1.73%) Power BI
13 33 (1.63%) Data Mining
14 31 (1.53%) Amazon RDS
15 30 (1.48%) Blockchain
16 29 (1.43%) Oracle Database
17 28 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 22 (1.09%) SQL Server 2000
19 21 (1.04%) DB2
Development Applications
1 264 (13.04%) Git (software)
2 156 (7.71%) JIRA
3 149 (7.36%) Jenkins
4 81 (4.00%) Selenium
5 78 (3.85%) Maven
6 72 (3.56%) Visual Studio
7 59 (2.92%) TeamCity
8 49 (2.42%) JUnit
9 42 (2.08%) Gradle
10 41 (2.03%) webpack
11 37 (1.83%) AccuRev
12 35 (1.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 31 (1.53%) CruiseControl
14 30 (1.48%) Jasmine
15 28 (1.38%) Eclipse
15 28 (1.38%) Subversion
16 27 (1.33%) PostCSS
17 26 (1.28%) Ant
17 26 (1.28%) Vagrant
18 25 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 482 (23.81%) Finance
2 136 (6.72%) Banking
3 97 (4.79%) Front Office
4 84 (4.15%) Telecoms
5 75 (3.71%) Marketing
6 59 (2.92%) Retail
7 44 (2.17%) Manufacturing
8 43 (2.12%) Legal
9 39 (1.93%) Back Office
9 39 (1.93%) Investment Banking
9 39 (1.93%) Publishing
10 36 (1.78%) Pharmaceutical
11 33 (1.63%) Financial Institution
12 32 (1.58%) Electronics
13 31 (1.53%) Games
14 27 (1.33%) Advertising
15 15 (0.74%) German Language
16 13 (0.64%) Automotive
17 10 (0.49%) Mandarin Language
18 8 (0.40%) Law
Job Titles
1 789 (38.98%) Developer
2 199 (9.83%) Java Developer
3 186 (9.19%) Analyst
4 153 (7.56%) Software Engineer
5 143 (7.07%) Architect
6 128 (6.32%) C# Developer
7 103 (5.09%) Data Scientist
8 102 (5.04%) Senior Developer
9 87 (4.30%) .NET Developer
10 78 (3.85%) Consultant
11 64 (3.16%) Software Developer
12 61 (3.01%) C# .NET Developer
13 60 (2.96%) Senior Software Engineer
14 59 (2.92%) React Developer
15 55 (2.72%) Tester
16 54 (2.67%) Python Developer
17 48 (2.37%) C++ Software Engineer
18 46 (2.27%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 46 (2.27%) Solutions Architect
19 44 (2.17%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 259 (12.80%) .NET
2 256 (12.65%) HTML
3 219 (10.82%) CSS
4 173 (8.55%) Web Services
5 148 (7.31%) AngularJS
6 120 (5.93%) REST
7 114 (5.63%) RESTful
8 109 (5.39%) Spring
9 106 (5.24%) Node.js
10 100 (4.94%) HTML5
11 96 (4.74%) WPF
12 95 (4.69%) Kafka
13 93 (4.59%) .NET Framework
14 84 (4.15%) React
15 76 (3.75%) XML
16 74 (3.66%) WCF
17 68 (3.36%) ASP.NET
18 60 (2.96%) Redux
19 53 (2.62%) SOAP
20 52 (2.57%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 341 (16.85%) Analytical Skills
2 248 (12.25%) Algorithms
3 152 (7.51%) Data Structures
4 147 (7.26%) User Experience
5 127 (6.27%) Management Information System
6 91 (4.50%) Mobile App
7 82 (4.05%) Self-Motivation
8 67 (3.31%) Greenfield Project
9 58 (2.87%) Data Centre
10 55 (2.72%) Fintech
11 33 (1.63%) Hedge funds
12 32 (1.58%) PMI
13 31 (1.53%) Embedded Systems
14 28 (1.38%) Fixed Income
15 26 (1.28%) Life Science
16 25 (1.24%) Equities
17 24 (1.19%) Derivative
17 24 (1.19%) Public Cloud
18 23 (1.14%) Blog
18 23 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 313 (15.46%) Linux
2 211 (10.42%) Windows
3 135 (6.67%) Unix
4 76 (3.75%) Apple iOS
5 67 (3.31%) Android
6 59 (2.92%) Windows Server
7 27 (1.33%) Embedded Linux
8 25 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 23 (1.14%) Solaris
10 19 (0.94%) Windows 7
11 18 (0.89%) Windows 10
12 17 (0.84%) CentOS
12 17 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 12 (0.59%) Debian
14 12 (0.59%) Fedora
14 12 (0.59%) Kali Linux
14 12 (0.59%) Ubuntu
15 11 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
16 9 (0.44%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 860 (42.49%) Agile Software Development
2 417 (20.60%) Mathematics
3 378 (18.68%) Problem-Solving
4 346 (17.09%) Software Engineering
5 269 (13.29%) OO
6 258 (12.75%) TDD
7 251 (12.40%) Test Automation
8 246 (12.15%) DevOps
9 244 (12.06%) Analytics
10 220 (10.87%) Scrum
11 213 (10.52%) Data Science
12 175 (8.65%) Machine Learning
13 165 (8.15%) SDLC
14 158 (7.81%) Continuous Integration
15 138 (6.82%) Unit Testing
16 136 (6.72%) Project Management
17 130 (6.42%) Microservices
18 123 (6.08%) ITIL
19 121 (5.98%) Open Source
20 116 (5.73%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 501 (24.75%) Java
2 458 (22.63%) Python
3 429 (21.20%) SQL
4 377 (18.63%) C#
5 363 (17.93%) JavaScript
6 231 (11.41%) C++
7 115 (5.68%) C
8 95 (4.69%) PowerShell
9 88 (4.35%) R
10 81 (4.00%) Scala
11 74 (3.66%) Perl
12 73 (3.61%) Go
13 71 (3.51%) TypeScript
14 66 (3.26%) Java 8
15 58 (2.87%) PHP
16 57 (2.82%) Bash Shell
17 56 (2.77%) Ruby
18 44 (2.17%) Apple Swift
18 44 (2.17%) ES6
19 42 (2.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1,531 (75.64%) Degree
2 842 (41.60%) Computer Science Degree
3 174 (8.60%) Master's Degree
4 100 (4.94%) Security Cleared
5 93 (4.59%) PhD
6 69 (3.41%) CISSP
7 68 (3.36%) SC Cleared
8 67 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
9 51 (2.52%) CISA
10 46 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
11 44 (2.17%) Numerate Degree
12 43 (2.12%) CISM
13 37 (1.83%) PMI Certification
14 27 (1.33%) CCNA
14 27 (1.33%) CCNP
15 25 (1.24%) GIAC
15 25 (1.24%) PMP
16 24 (1.19%) CREST Certified
17 23 (1.14%) CEH
18 22 (1.09%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (4.74%) QA
2 43 (2.12%) SLA
3 27 (1.33%) Data Quality
4 26 (1.28%) GDPR
5 25 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 18 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 17 (0.84%) ISO 9001
7 17 (0.84%) PCI DSS
8 11 (0.54%) ISAE 3402
8 11 (0.54%) ISO 22301
8 11 (0.54%) ISO 31000
8 11 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 10 (0.49%) HIPAA
10 6 (0.30%) CDISC
10 6 (0.30%) PMO
11 5 (0.25%) IFRS
11 5 (0.25%) IFRS 9
12 4 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
13 3 (0.15%) ARP4754
13 3 (0.15%) HL7
System Software
1 186 (9.19%) Docker
2 70 (3.46%) Active Directory
3 51 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (0.84%) Apache Flume
4 17 (0.84%) Hyper-V
5 16 (0.79%) HDFS
6 14 (0.69%) Firmware
6 14 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
6 14 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (0.69%) VirtualBox
6 14 (0.69%) XenApp
7 9 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 9 (0.44%) XenDesktop
8 6 (0.30%) ISA Server
8 6 (0.30%) VMware NSX
9 5 (0.25%) KVM
10 4 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.20%) Xen
11 3 (0.15%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 87 (4.30%) Ansible
2 76 (3.75%) Puppet
3 72 (3.56%) Kubernetes
4 63 (3.11%) Opscode Chef
5 56 (2.77%) Terraform
6 24 (1.19%) Kibana
6 24 (1.19%) Nessus
7 22 (1.09%) Nagios
8 20 (0.99%) logstash
8 20 (0.99%) Salt
9 18 (0.89%) Packer
10 17 (0.84%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 17 (0.84%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 13 (0.64%) SCCM
12 12 (0.59%) Graylog
12 12 (0.59%) Nmap
12 12 (0.59%) vCenter Server
13 11 (0.54%) Trend Micro Deep Security
14 10 (0.49%) Data Guard
14 10 (0.49%) Oozie
Vendors
1 278 (13.74%) Microsoft
2 192 (9.49%) Oracle
3 106 (5.24%) Google
4 81 (4.00%) Cisco
5 72 (3.56%) VMware
6 59 (2.92%) Splunk
7 49 (2.42%) Red Hat
8 48 (2.37%) SAP
9 45 (2.22%) IBM
10 43 (2.12%) Tableau
11 32 (1.58%) HP
12 25 (1.24%) Citrix
12 25 (1.24%) Remedy
13 24 (1.19%) McAfee
14 22 (1.09%) Informatica
14 22 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
14 22 (1.09%) Talend
15 21 (1.04%) Twitter
16 20 (0.99%) F5
16 20 (0.99%) ServiceNow