Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 157 181
Rank change year-on-year +24 +24 -17
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 1851 1710 1449
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.95% 1.75% 1.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.75% 5.25% 4.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1255 1110 901
England median daily rate £475 £438 £429
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.10% +7.06%
10th Percentile £300 £252 £275
90th Percentile £663 £650 £663
UK median daily rate £455 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +7.06% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 65 59
England median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.08% +13.28% -20.86%
10th Percentile £12.35 £12.13 £8.97
90th Percentile £50.05 £47.63 £42.65
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £28.60
% change year-on-year +11.11% +25.90% -28.51%

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 32167 32555 33839
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.90% 33.24% 32.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 21581 21478 21895
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £255 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 929 1118 1336
England median hourly rate £20.60 £20.92 £19.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.51% +9.62% +6.00%
10th Percentile £11.24 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £46.63
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £20.83 £19.50
% change year-on-year +0.82% +6.82% +8.33%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 +14 1147 £525 +5.00% 459
South East +1 279 £400 +3.90% 161
Midlands +53 153 £388 +10.71% 40
South West +52 94 £425 - 35
North of England -42 94 £350 +16.67% 69
East Midlands +38 89 £413 +22.22% 18
East of England +11 79 £385 +10.00% 114
West Midlands +14 57 £350 +6.06% 22
North West 0 54 £338 +8.00% 48
Yorkshire +5 21 £500 +37.93% 15
North East -30 19 £308 +8.37% 6
Computer Science
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 1414 (76.39%) Degree
2 754 (40.73%) Computer Science Degree
3 612 (33.06%) Agile Software Development
4 560 (30.25%) Java
5 484 (26.15%) Finance
6 465 (25.12%) SQL
7 372 (20.10%) Python
8 353 (19.07%) C#
9 348 (18.80%) Linux
10 346 (18.69%) Analytical Skills
11 331 (17.88%) Mathematics
12 320 (17.29%) JavaScript
13 254 (13.72%) TDD
14 248 (13.40%) HTML
15 233 (12.59%) Scrum
16 232 (12.53%) OO
17 230 (12.43%) .NET
17 230 (12.43%) Test Automation
18 226 (12.21%) Windows
19 218 (11.78%) Banking
20 214 (11.56%) C++
21 212 (11.45%) Microsoft
22 211 (11.40%) SQL Server
23 210 (11.35%) Software Engineering
24 208 (11.24%) Web Services
25 206 (11.13%) Amazon AWS
25 206 (11.13%) Git (software)
26 184 (9.94%) Continuous Integration
27 175 (9.45%) Project Management
28 174 (9.40%) CSS

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 67 (3.62%) Apache Spark
2 60 (3.24%) Confluence
3 44 (2.38%) Apache
4 36 (1.94%) CMS
5 32 (1.73%) Tomcat
6 26 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
7 23 (1.24%) IIS
7 23 (1.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 23 (1.24%) SharePoint
8 18 (0.97%) SAS
9 16 (0.86%) Cloud Foundry
9 16 (0.86%) MS Exchange
10 14 (0.76%) OpenStack
10 14 (0.76%) WebSphere
11 12 (0.65%) Oracle Coherence
12 11 (0.59%) Apache Pig
13 10 (0.54%) Apache Airflow
13 10 (0.54%) JBoss
13 10 (0.54%) Luigi
13 10 (0.54%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 53 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (1.62%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (0.92%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.54%) Pipeline Pilot
7 9 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.32%) SPSS
9 5 (0.27%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.27%) Weka
10 2 (0.11%) Stata
10 2 (0.11%) UserZoom
11 1 (0.054%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.054%) Doxygen
11 1 (0.054%) GIMP
11 1 (0.054%) GNU Octave
11 1 (0.054%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.054%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 13 (0.70%) ION MarketView
2 8 (0.43%) RMDS
3 7 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.38%) SAP Hybris
4 4 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
5 3 (0.16%) BondVision
5 3 (0.16%) Radian6
5 3 (0.16%) Social Studio
6 2 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.11%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.11%) SAP GRC
6 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.11%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.054%) Endur
7 1 (0.054%) Findur
7 1 (0.054%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.054%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.054%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.054%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 206 (11.13%) Amazon AWS
2 133 (7.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (2.27%) Office 365
4 31 (1.67%) PaaS
5 30 (1.62%) npm
5 30 (1.62%) SaaS
6 27 (1.46%) GitHub
7 25 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
8 21 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
9 19 (1.03%) IaaS
10 14 (0.76%) Amazon EMR
11 13 (0.70%) Serverless
12 12 (0.65%) Amazon S3
13 10 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
14 8 (0.43%) Heroku
15 7 (0.38%) Google Analytics
15 7 (0.38%) OpenShift
16 5 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
16 5 (0.27%) Mimecast
17 4 (0.22%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 86 (4.65%) TCP/IP
2 61 (3.30%) Firewall
3 49 (2.65%) DNS
4 47 (2.54%) HTTP
5 46 (2.49%) Internet
6 34 (1.84%) VPN
7 30 (1.62%) LAN
8 28 (1.51%) Network Security
9 27 (1.46%) SSL
10 26 (1.40%) SAN
10 26 (1.40%) WAN
10 26 (1.40%) Wireless
11 24 (1.30%) DHCP
11 24 (1.30%) LDAP
12 20 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
13 17 (0.92%) Bluetooth
14 14 (0.76%) BIG-IP
14 14 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
15 13 (0.70%) FTP
15 13 (0.70%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (11.40%) SQL Server
2 118 (6.37%) NoSQL
3 117 (6.32%) Big Data
4 112 (6.05%) Relational Database
5 93 (5.02%) Hadoop
6 70 (3.78%) MySQL
7 61 (3.30%) MongoDB
8 48 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
9 44 (2.38%) RDBMS
10 42 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
11 41 (2.22%) Data Mining
12 31 (1.67%) Oracle Database
13 27 (1.46%) Apache Hive
14 26 (1.40%) HBase
15 24 (1.30%) Power BI
15 24 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
16 23 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
16 23 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 17 (0.92%) Redis
18 16 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 206 (11.13%) Git (software)
2 151 (8.16%) JIRA
3 104 (5.62%) Jenkins
4 64 (3.46%) Subversion
5 56 (3.03%) Maven
6 53 (2.86%) Visual Studio
7 47 (2.54%) Cucumber
8 45 (2.43%) Selenium
9 43 (2.32%) TeamCity
10 38 (2.05%) gulp
11 37 (2.00%) webpack
12 30 (1.62%) Bitbucket
12 30 (1.62%) Gradle
13 29 (1.57%) JUnit
14 27 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
15 24 (1.30%) Eclipse
15 24 (1.30%) Jasmine
16 21 (1.13%) Karma Test Runner
17 20 (1.08%) WebDriver
18 19 (1.03%) Xcode
General
1 484 (26.15%) Finance
2 218 (11.78%) Banking
3 127 (6.86%) Front Office
4 115 (6.21%) Telecoms
5 99 (5.35%) Marketing
6 74 (4.00%) Investment Banking
7 57 (3.08%) Electronics
8 53 (2.86%) Manufacturing
9 46 (2.49%) Retail
10 41 (2.22%) Publishing
11 39 (2.11%) Games
12 35 (1.89%) Financial Institution
13 28 (1.51%) Automotive
14 25 (1.35%) Legal
15 20 (1.08%) Advertising
16 16 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
17 14 (0.76%) Back Office
18 11 (0.59%) Spanish Language
19 10 (0.54%) Billing
20 9 (0.49%) German Language
Job Titles
1 761 (41.11%) Developer
2 215 (11.62%) Java Developer
3 193 (10.43%) Analyst
4 147 (7.94%) Architect
5 127 (6.86%) C# Developer
6 85 (4.59%) Data Scientist
7 80 (4.32%) Software Engineer
8 77 (4.16%) Project Manager
8 77 (4.16%) Python Developer
9 70 (3.78%) Senior Developer
10 64 (3.46%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 61 (3.30%) .NET Developer
12 55 (2.97%) C++ Developer
13 50 (2.70%) Business Analyst
13 50 (2.70%) Consultant
13 50 (2.70%) Software Developer
14 44 (2.38%) SQL Developer
15 43 (2.32%) Administrator
16 42 (2.27%) JavaScript Developer
17 41 (2.22%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 248 (13.40%) HTML
2 230 (12.43%) .NET
3 208 (11.24%) Web Services
4 174 (9.40%) CSS
5 159 (8.59%) AngularJS
6 134 (7.24%) REST
7 132 (7.13%) Spring
8 126 (6.81%) HTML5
9 111 (6.00%) RESTful
10 100 (5.40%) XML
11 82 (4.43%) ASP.NET
12 77 (4.16%) JSON
12 77 (4.16%) Node.js
13 76 (4.11%) React
14 74 (4.00%) WPF
15 71 (3.84%) Hibernate
16 69 (3.73%) WCF
17 57 (3.08%) jQuery
18 56 (3.03%) J2EE
18 56 (3.03%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 346 (18.69%) Analytical Skills
2 124 (6.70%) Algorithms
3 107 (5.78%) Management Information System
4 79 (4.27%) Data Structures
5 74 (4.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 70 (3.78%) User Experience
7 57 (3.08%) Mobile App
8 43 (2.32%) Greenfield Project
9 42 (2.27%) Derivative
9 42 (2.27%) Fixed Income
10 41 (2.22%) Equities
11 39 (2.11%) Hedge funds
12 36 (1.94%) Data Centre
13 32 (1.73%) Credit Risk
13 32 (1.73%) Fintech
14 30 (1.62%) Life Science
14 30 (1.62%) PMI
15 24 (1.30%) Market Risk
16 23 (1.24%) Embedded Systems
17 20 (1.08%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 348 (18.80%) Linux
2 226 (12.21%) Windows
3 155 (8.37%) Unix
4 64 (3.46%) Windows Server
5 60 (3.24%) Android
6 54 (2.92%) Apple iOS
7 29 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 25 (1.35%) CentOS
9 24 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
10 17 (0.92%) Solaris
11 16 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (0.65%) VMS
12 12 (0.65%) Windows 10
13 10 (0.54%) Windows 7
14 9 (0.49%) Embedded Linux
15 5 (0.27%) AIX
16 4 (0.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 4 (0.22%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.11%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 612 (33.06%) Agile Software Development
2 331 (17.88%) Mathematics
3 254 (13.72%) TDD
4 233 (12.59%) Scrum
5 232 (12.53%) OO
6 230 (12.43%) Test Automation
7 210 (11.35%) Software Engineering
8 184 (9.94%) Continuous Integration
9 175 (9.45%) Project Management
10 171 (9.24%) SDLC
11 168 (9.08%) Analytics
12 153 (8.27%) DevOps
13 129 (6.97%) Machine Learning
14 128 (6.92%) ITIL
15 125 (6.75%) Multithreading
16 109 (5.89%) BDD
17 107 (5.78%) Physics
17 107 (5.78%) Statistics
18 100 (5.40%) Business Intelligence
19 98 (5.29%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 560 (30.25%) Java
2 465 (25.12%) SQL
3 372 (20.10%) Python
4 353 (19.07%) C#
5 320 (17.29%) JavaScript
6 214 (11.56%) C++
7 102 (5.51%) C
8 93 (5.02%) R
9 78 (4.21%) Perl
10 76 (4.11%) Ruby
11 60 (3.24%) PowerShell
12 59 (3.19%) Bash Shell
13 56 (3.03%) Shell Script
14 47 (2.54%) Scala
15 45 (2.43%) T-SQL
16 44 (2.38%) PHP
17 36 (1.94%) ES6
17 36 (1.94%) VBA
18 31 (1.67%) Objective-C
19 30 (1.62%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 1414 (76.39%) Degree
2 754 (40.73%) Computer Science Degree
3 126 (6.81%) Security Cleared
4 111 (6.00%) Master's Degree
5 79 (4.27%) SC Cleared
6 71 (3.84%) PhD
7 61 (3.30%) Numerate Degree
8 45 (2.43%) PMI Certification
9 44 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
10 43 (2.32%) PMP
11 35 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
12 33 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
13 23 (1.24%) CCNA
14 22 (1.19%) CISSP
14 22 (1.19%) ISEB
14 22 (1.19%) ISTQB
15 21 (1.13%) DV Cleared
15 21 (1.13%) MCSE
16 18 (0.97%) CCNP
17 14 (0.76%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 153 (8.27%) QA
2 27 (1.46%) Actionable Recommendations
2 27 (1.46%) SLA
3 22 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 20 (1.08%) HIPAA
5 19 (1.03%) Data Quality
5 19 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (0.76%) PCI DSS
7 13 (0.70%) PMO
8 10 (0.54%) GCP
8 10 (0.54%) MiFID
9 8 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
9 8 (0.43%) GDPR
10 7 (0.38%) AS 2805
10 7 (0.38%) HL7
10 7 (0.38%) ISO 8583
11 6 (0.32%) COBIT
12 4 (0.22%) Basel II
12 4 (0.22%) ISO 9001
13 3 (0.16%) GxP
System Software
1 76 (4.11%) Docker
2 69 (3.73%) Active Directory
3 42 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (1.84%) Hyper-V
5 30 (1.62%) Virtual Machines
6 17 (0.92%) Xen
7 14 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (0.59%) HDFS
9 10 (0.54%) iptables
10 9 (0.49%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
11 8 (0.43%) Firmware
12 7 (0.38%) Apache Flume
12 7 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
12 7 (0.38%) vSphere
13 5 (0.27%) GlusterFS
13 5 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 5 (0.27%) VMware NSX
13 5 (0.27%) XenApp
13 5 (0.27%) XenDesktop
13 5 (0.27%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 51 (2.76%) Ansible
2 43 (2.32%) Opscode Chef
3 34 (1.84%) Puppet
4 22 (1.19%) SCCM
5 20 (1.08%) Kubernetes
6 12 (0.65%) Terraform
7 11 (0.59%) Nagios
7 11 (0.59%) NetBackup
7 11 (0.59%) Oozie
8 10 (0.54%) SELinux
9 9 (0.49%) Backup Exec
9 9 (0.49%) FortiGate
9 9 (0.49%) Hadoop YARN
10 8 (0.43%) Packer
11 7 (0.38%) BladeLogic
11 7 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
11 7 (0.38%) Salt
11 7 (0.38%) SCOM
11 7 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 6 (0.32%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 212 (11.45%) Microsoft
2 170 (9.18%) Oracle
3 65 (3.51%) VMware
4 64 (3.46%) Cisco
5 46 (2.49%) Tableau
6 41 (2.22%) Red Hat
6 41 (2.22%) SAP
7 40 (2.16%) Sybase
8 39 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
9 36 (1.94%) HP
10 33 (1.78%) Google
11 30 (1.62%) IBM
12 25 (1.35%) Atlassian
13 24 (1.30%) Twitter
13 24 (1.30%) Xamarin
14 21 (1.13%) Apple
14 21 (1.13%) Citrix
15 18 (0.97%) Splunk
16 17 (0.92%) F5
16 17 (0.92%) Juniper