Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 143 163 153
Rank change year-on-year +20 -10 +20
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 1,745 1,496 1,639
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.87% 1.68% 1.65%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.58% 5.13% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,159 937 1,037
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £300 £272 £275
90th Percentile £675 £665 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 51 50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.77% -13.33% +30.71%
10th Percentile £15.90 £11.00 £14.92
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.50 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% -6.67% +30.71%

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 31,287 29,166 32,785
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.58% 32.79% 33.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,153 19,163 21,445
England median daily rate £463 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% +2.94% +3.03%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £663 £628 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 910 1,045 1,235
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.60 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.75 £47.50 £48.54
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.63
% change year-on-year +12.50% -3.03% +17.86%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 23 February 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 +13 1,142 £538 +2.38% 718
South East +11 262 £414 +10.40% 304
Midlands +25 124 £413 +25.00% 171
North of England -15 83 £350 +6.06% 137
East Midlands +50 79 £413 +22.22% 67
East of England -12 76 £400 +14.29% 251
South West +27 52 £310 -22.50% 114
North West +7 44 £350 +18.64% 84
West Midlands -14 43 £401 +21.36% 103
North East +7 20 £300 -9.09% 10
Yorkshire -7 19 £395 -1.25% 43
Computer Science
UK

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 1,320 (75.64%) Degree
2 700 (40.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 582 (33.35%) Agile Software Development
4 471 (26.99%) Java
5 461 (26.42%) SQL
6 447 (25.62%) Finance
7 387 (22.18%) Python
8 369 (21.15%) Mathematics
9 333 (19.08%) Analytical Skills
10 323 (18.51%) JavaScript
11 315 (18.05%) Linux
12 286 (16.39%) C#
13 249 (14.27%) C++
14 238 (13.64%) HTML
15 229 (13.12%) Software Engineering
16 228 (13.07%) Windows
17 221 (12.66%) Analytics
18 219 (12.55%) Test Automation
19 218 (12.49%) Microsoft
20 210 (12.03%) Banking
21 208 (11.92%) .NET
22 204 (11.69%) OO
23 203 (11.63%) SQL Server
24 201 (11.52%) Scrum
24 201 (11.52%) TDD
25 193 (11.06%) Amazon AWS
26 185 (10.60%) CSS
27 179 (10.26%) Git (software)
28 168 (9.63%) SDLC
29 164 (9.40%) Microsoft Azure

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 95 (5.44%) Apache Spark
2 60 (3.44%) Confluence
3 43 (2.46%) Apache
4 34 (1.95%) SAS
5 29 (1.66%) Tomcat
6 25 (1.43%) SharePoint
7 23 (1.32%) CMS
8 22 (1.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 21 (1.20%) Apache Pig
9 21 (1.20%) OpenStack
10 20 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
11 19 (1.09%) JBoss
12 16 (0.92%) IIS
13 14 (0.80%) Jupyter
14 11 (0.63%) Apache Solr
14 11 (0.63%) Cloud Foundry
14 11 (0.63%) MS Exchange
15 9 (0.52%) nginx
15 9 (0.52%) Skype for Business
16 8 (0.46%) WebLogic
Applications
1 67 (3.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (2.01%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (0.92%) SPSS
5 15 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (0.86%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.52%) Stata
7 8 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.34%) Pipeline Pilot
9 5 (0.29%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.29%) Weka
10 3 (0.17%) Chatbot
10 3 (0.17%) Simulink
10 3 (0.17%) UserZoom
11 2 (0.11%) GIMP
12 1 (0.057%) Doxygen
12 1 (0.057%) GNU Octave
12 1 (0.057%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 9 (0.52%) ION MarketView
2 8 (0.46%) Adobe Campaign
3 7 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.29%) SAP Hybris
5 4 (0.23%) HiPortfolio
5 4 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (0.23%) RMDS
5 4 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.17%) BondVision
6 3 (0.17%) Magento
7 2 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.11%) SAP GRC
7 2 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.057%) Endur
8 1 (0.057%) Findur
8 1 (0.057%) Social Studio
8 1 (0.057%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 193 (11.06%) Amazon AWS
2 164 (9.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (2.12%) Office 365
3 37 (2.12%) PaaS
4 33 (1.89%) npm
5 25 (1.43%) GitHub
6 24 (1.38%) IaaS
7 23 (1.32%) Google Analytics
8 22 (1.26%) Amazon S3
9 21 (1.20%) SaaS
10 18 (1.03%) OpenShift
11 13 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
11 13 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
11 13 (0.74%) Heroku
12 12 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
12 12 (0.69%) Serverless
13 10 (0.57%) Adobe Analytics
13 10 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
14 9 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
15 6 (0.34%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 62 (3.55%) TCP/IP
2 58 (3.32%) Firewall
3 54 (3.09%) Internet
4 36 (2.06%) DNS
5 33 (1.89%) VPN
6 32 (1.83%) HTTP
7 30 (1.72%) SSL
8 24 (1.38%) DHCP
9 22 (1.26%) Network Security
10 16 (0.92%) SMS
11 15 (0.86%) LAN
12 14 (0.80%) SAN
13 12 (0.69%) IPsec
13 12 (0.69%) Kerberos
13 12 (0.69%) MPLS
14 11 (0.63%) BGP
14 11 (0.63%) Bluetooth
14 11 (0.63%) Cisco IOS
14 11 (0.63%) FTP
14 11 (0.63%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 152 (8.71%) Big Data
3 122 (6.99%) NoSQL
4 111 (6.36%) Hadoop
5 92 (5.27%) MySQL
6 81 (4.64%) Relational Database
7 72 (4.13%) MongoDB
8 55 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
8 55 (3.15%) PostgreSQL
9 49 (2.81%) Power BI
10 46 (2.64%) HBase
11 44 (2.52%) Data Mining
12 41 (2.35%) Apache Hive
13 39 (2.23%) Oracle Database
14 33 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
15 32 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 31 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 29 (1.66%) RDBMS
18 28 (1.60%) Data Lake
19 25 (1.43%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 179 (10.26%) Git (software)
2 122 (6.99%) JIRA
3 88 (5.04%) Jenkins
4 66 (3.78%) Subversion
5 56 (3.21%) Bitbucket
5 56 (3.21%) webpack
6 53 (3.04%) Selenium
7 49 (2.81%) Maven
8 45 (2.58%) Cucumber
8 45 (2.58%) Visual Studio
9 43 (2.46%) gulp
10 37 (2.12%) TeamCity
11 33 (1.89%) Jasmine
12 31 (1.78%) Karma Test Runner
13 30 (1.72%) Protractor
14 25 (1.43%) JUnit
15 22 (1.26%) Gradle
16 20 (1.15%) SonarQube
17 19 (1.09%) Mercurial
18 18 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 447 (25.62%) Finance
2 210 (12.03%) Banking
3 128 (7.34%) Front Office
4 86 (4.93%) Investment Banking
5 84 (4.81%) Marketing
6 66 (3.78%) Telecoms
7 55 (3.15%) Games
8 54 (3.09%) Retail
9 42 (2.41%) Manufacturing
10 39 (2.23%) Electronics
11 28 (1.60%) Publishing
12 26 (1.49%) Legal
13 22 (1.26%) Back Office
13 22 (1.26%) Financial Institution
14 18 (1.03%) Advertising
15 17 (0.97%) Automotive
16 14 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
17 9 (0.52%) German Language
17 9 (0.52%) Military
17 9 (0.52%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 693 (39.71%) Developer
2 202 (11.58%) Java Developer
3 189 (10.83%) Analyst
4 124 (7.11%) Architect
5 112 (6.42%) C# Developer
6 104 (5.96%) Data Scientist
7 83 (4.76%) Senior Developer
8 77 (4.41%) Software Engineer
9 62 (3.55%) Project Manager
10 60 (3.44%) Python Developer
11 52 (2.98%) DevOps Engineer
11 52 (2.98%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 51 (2.92%) Consultant
13 49 (2.81%) Business Analyst
14 47 (2.69%) Software Developer
15 44 (2.52%) C++ Developer
15 44 (2.52%) JavaScript Developer
16 40 (2.29%) Full Stack Developer
17 39 (2.23%) .NET Developer
17 39 (2.23%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 238 (13.64%) HTML
2 208 (11.92%) .NET
3 185 (10.60%) CSS
4 149 (8.54%) AngularJS
5 146 (8.37%) Web Services
6 133 (7.62%) HTML5
7 100 (5.73%) REST
8 95 (5.44%) Spring
9 88 (5.04%) RESTful
10 72 (4.13%) React
10 72 (4.13%) WPF
11 70 (4.01%) XML
12 63 (3.61%) JSON
13 58 (3.32%) jQuery
14 57 (3.27%) Node.js
15 55 (3.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 52 (2.98%) CSS3
17 51 (2.92%) Hibernate
18 49 (2.81%) ASP.NET
19 48 (2.75%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 333 (19.08%) Analytical Skills
2 147 (8.42%) Algorithms
3 105 (6.02%) User Experience
4 100 (5.73%) Data Structures
5 94 (5.39%) Management Information System
6 87 (4.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 58 (3.32%) Mobile App
8 56 (3.21%) Fixed Income
9 48 (2.75%) Hedge funds
10 45 (2.58%) Greenfield Project
11 38 (2.18%) Data Centre
12 36 (2.06%) Derivative
13 34 (1.95%) Equities
14 33 (1.89%) Life Science
15 32 (1.83%) PMI
16 28 (1.60%) Fintech
17 26 (1.49%) Credit Risk
18 25 (1.43%) Virtual Team
19 19 (1.09%) Public Cloud
20 18 (1.03%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 315 (18.05%) Linux
2 228 (13.07%) Windows
3 111 (6.36%) Unix
4 73 (4.18%) Android
5 57 (3.27%) Windows Server
6 56 (3.21%) Apple iOS
7 31 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (0.69%) Windows 7
11 10 (0.57%) Windows 10
12 9 (0.52%) CentOS
12 9 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (0.40%) Mac OS
13 7 (0.40%) VMS
14 6 (0.34%) Embedded Linux
15 5 (0.29%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.17%) Windows 2000
17 2 (0.11%) Debian
17 2 (0.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 582 (33.35%) Agile Software Development
2 369 (21.15%) Mathematics
3 229 (13.12%) Software Engineering
4 221 (12.66%) Analytics
5 219 (12.55%) Test Automation
6 204 (11.69%) OO
7 201 (11.52%) Scrum
7 201 (11.52%) TDD
8 168 (9.63%) SDLC
9 160 (9.17%) Continuous Integration
10 159 (9.11%) Multithreading
11 158 (9.05%) Data Science
12 156 (8.94%) DevOps
13 152 (8.71%) Project Management
14 138 (7.91%) Machine Learning
15 128 (7.34%) Statistics
16 120 (6.88%) Visualisation
17 109 (6.25%) ITIL
17 109 (6.25%) Open Source
18 104 (5.96%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 471 (26.99%) Java
2 461 (26.42%) SQL
3 387 (22.18%) Python
4 323 (18.51%) JavaScript
5 286 (16.39%) C#
6 249 (14.27%) C++
7 115 (6.59%) R
8 110 (6.30%) C
9 70 (4.01%) PowerShell
10 60 (3.44%) Scala
11 56 (3.21%) Ruby
12 55 (3.15%) ES6
13 46 (2.64%) Perl
14 39 (2.23%) T-SQL
15 34 (1.95%) VBA
16 31 (1.78%) Bash Shell
16 31 (1.78%) PHP
17 30 (1.72%) Shell Script
18 28 (1.60%) Apple Swift
19 27 (1.55%) ES7
Qualifications
1 1,320 (75.64%) Degree
2 700 (40.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 127 (7.28%) Master's Degree
4 89 (5.10%) Numerate Degree
5 84 (4.81%) PhD
6 73 (4.18%) Security Cleared
7 57 (3.27%) SC Cleared
8 38 (2.18%) PMI Certification
9 37 (2.12%) Microsoft Certification
10 35 (2.01%) CISSP
11 34 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
11 34 (1.95%) PMP
12 23 (1.32%) CCNA
13 18 (1.03%) CISM
14 16 (0.92%) CCNP
14 16 (0.92%) MBA
14 16 (0.92%) MCSE
15 14 (0.80%) CCIE
16 13 (0.74%) CISA
16 13 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (6.88%) QA
2 36 (2.06%) SLA
3 21 (1.20%) Data Quality
4 18 (1.03%) GDPR
4 18 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 16 (0.92%) HIPAA
5 16 (0.92%) PMO
6 15 (0.86%) Actionable Recommendations
7 12 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 12 (0.69%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.52%) GCP
8 9 (0.52%) HL7
9 7 (0.40%) MiFID
10 6 (0.34%) Basel II
10 6 (0.34%) CDISC
11 3 (0.17%) AS 2805
11 3 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.17%) ISO 8583
11 3 (0.17%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.11%) MISRA C
System Software
1 71 (4.07%) Docker
2 61 (3.50%) Active Directory
3 44 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (1.15%) HDFS
5 19 (1.09%) Apache Flume
5 19 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
6 18 (1.03%) Hyper-V
7 10 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (0.57%) vSphere
8 9 (0.52%) XenApp
8 9 (0.52%) XenDesktop
9 8 (0.46%) Firmware
10 7 (0.40%) iptables
11 5 (0.29%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.23%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
12 4 (0.23%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.11%) KVM
13 2 (0.11%) QEMU
13 2 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 32 (1.83%) Kubernetes
2 31 (1.78%) Ansible
3 24 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (1.15%) Puppet
5 17 (0.97%) Terraform
6 14 (0.80%) SCCM
7 11 (0.63%) Oozie
7 11 (0.63%) SCOM
8 10 (0.57%) Backup Exec
9 9 (0.52%) Salt
9 9 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
10 8 (0.46%) HP ALM
11 7 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
11 7 (0.40%) NetBackup
12 6 (0.34%) CA Single Sign-On
12 6 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
12 6 (0.34%) Netcool
13 5 (0.29%) Nagios
13 5 (0.29%) SELinux
13 5 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 218 (12.49%) Microsoft
2 119 (6.82%) Oracle
3 70 (4.01%) Tableau
4 59 (3.38%) VMware
5 49 (2.81%) Google
6 46 (2.64%) Cisco
7 44 (2.52%) Salesforce.com
8 43 (2.46%) SAP
9 38 (2.18%) Twitter
10 28 (1.60%) Citrix
11 26 (1.49%) Adobe
11 26 (1.49%) Splunk
12 24 (1.38%) Apple
12 24 (1.38%) HP
13 23 (1.32%) Red Hat
14 22 (1.26%) Atlassian
15 19 (1.09%) Sybase
16 17 (0.97%) McAfee
17 16 (0.92%) IBM
17 16 (0.92%) Pega