Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 128 143 155
Rank change year-on-year +15 +12 +38
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 1,993 1,679 1,710
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.12% 1.85% 1.73%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.14% 5.38% 5.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,186 1,123 1,125
England median daily rate £485 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £300 £290 £257
90th Percentile £688 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £410
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.76% -3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 67 72
England median hourly rate £43.63 £34.08 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.01% -2.63% +16.67%
10th Percentile £13.75 £10.30 £12.16
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.25 £53.50
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £33.22 £35.50
% change year-on-year +30.95% -6.42% +18.33%

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 32,459 31,223 34,083
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.48% 34.40% 34.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,451 20,565 22,524
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £285 £270 £256
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 983 956 1,129
England median hourly rate £21.90 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.50% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.31
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.75 £46.88
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.16 £20.67
% change year-on-year +1.63% +2.35% +11.73%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +4 1,115 £525 +5.00% 669
South East +48 414 £400 - 281
North of England +45 200 £395 +8.97% 187
Midlands -3 110 £425 +13.33% 131
North West -1 83 £355 +4.41% 107
East of England -12 72 £410 +0.92% 233
Yorkshire +38 69 £545 +9.00% 66
South West -18 68 £413 -2.94% 124
East Midlands +18 65 £425 +4.62% 63
North East +23 48 £363 +22.88% 14
West Midlands -26 45 £444 +26.79% 68
Computer Science
UK

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1,513 (75.92%) Degree
2 829 (41.60%) Computer Science Degree
3 804 (40.34%) Agile Software Development
4 504 (25.29%) Java
5 470 (23.58%) Finance
6 448 (22.48%) Python
7 421 (21.12%) Mathematics
8 416 (20.87%) SQL
9 379 (19.02%) Problem-Solving
10 350 (17.56%) Analytical Skills
11 349 (17.51%) JavaScript
12 340 (17.06%) Software Engineering
13 324 (16.26%) C#
14 315 (15.81%) Linux
15 276 (13.85%) OO
16 269 (13.50%) Microsoft
17 263 (13.20%) Git (software)
18 260 (13.05%) Amazon AWS
19 249 (12.49%) Algorithms
19 249 (12.49%) HTML
20 245 (12.29%) C++
21 244 (12.24%) TDD
22 241 (12.09%) .NET
23 240 (12.04%) Test Automation
24 225 (11.29%) Analytics
25 213 (10.69%) Windows
26 211 (10.59%) DevOps
27 209 (10.49%) Scrum
28 208 (10.44%) CSS
29 203 (10.19%) 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
1 100 (5.02%) Apache Spark
2 90 (4.52%) Apache
3 44 (2.21%) SharePoint
4 42 (2.11%) SAS
5 37 (1.86%) IIS
5 37 (1.86%) Tomcat
6 30 (1.51%) WebSphere
7 29 (1.46%) CMS
8 24 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
9 23 (1.15%) Confluence
10 18 (0.90%) Drupal
11 17 (0.85%) nginx
12 16 (0.80%) Ethereum
12 16 (0.80%) JBoss
13 14 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
13 14 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
13 14 (0.70%) WebLogic
14 13 (0.65%) Hyperledger
14 13 (0.65%) Jetty
15 12 (0.60%) Mongrel
Applications
1 83 (4.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 43 (2.16%) Microsoft Office
3 42 (2.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (1.10%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.70%) Chatbot
6 12 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
6 12 (0.60%) Photoshop
7 10 (0.50%) SPSS
8 9 (0.45%) InVision
9 4 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.20%) Windchill
10 2 (0.10%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.10%) Camtasia
10 2 (0.10%) Stata
10 2 (0.10%) UserZoom
11 1 (0.050%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.050%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.050%) Shockwave
11 1 (0.050%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 15 (0.75%) Distributed Ledger
2 13 (0.65%) R3 Corda
2 13 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
3 11 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
4 10 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
5 9 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 7 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
7 6 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (0.30%) Remedy AR System
8 5 (0.25%) Teamcenter
9 4 (0.20%) ENOVIA
9 4 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
9 4 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
9 4 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
9 4 (0.20%) SAP BPC
9 4 (0.20%) SAP PLM
10 3 (0.15%) SAP GRC
11 2 (0.10%) Adobe Campaign
11 2 (0.10%) MetaTrader
11 2 (0.10%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 260 (13.05%) Amazon AWS
2 203 (10.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 62 (3.11%) GitHub
4 59 (2.96%) Google Cloud Platform
5 47 (2.36%) AWS CloudFormation
6 45 (2.26%) Serverless
7 44 (2.21%) Office 365
8 41 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
9 39 (1.96%) AWS Lambda
10 37 (1.86%) SaaS
11 33 (1.66%) Amazon EC2
12 32 (1.61%) Amazon S3
13 26 (1.30%) Heroku
14 24 (1.20%) Amazon ELB
14 24 (1.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 23 (1.15%) PaaS
16 20 (1.00%) IaaS
17 14 (0.70%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
17 14 (0.70%) Sumo Logic
18 10 (0.50%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 106 (5.32%) Firewall
2 52 (2.61%) HTTP
3 50 (2.51%) DNS
4 49 (2.46%) TCP/IP
5 46 (2.31%) Internet
6 25 (1.25%) DHCP
7 23 (1.15%) LAN
8 20 (1.00%) VPN
8 20 (1.00%) WAN
9 19 (0.95%) SSL
10 17 (0.85%) SAN
11 16 (0.80%) Network Security
12 14 (0.70%) NetScaler
12 14 (0.70%) SNMP
13 13 (0.65%) BGP
13 13 (0.65%) Intranet
13 13 (0.65%) MPLS
14 12 (0.60%) OSPF
15 10 (0.50%) VoIP
15 10 (0.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (7.18%) SQL Server
2 131 (6.57%) Big Data
3 105 (5.27%) Hadoop
4 92 (4.62%) Relational Database
5 88 (4.42%) NoSQL
6 66 (3.31%) PostgreSQL
7 58 (2.91%) MySQL
8 56 (2.81%) Apache Hive
9 49 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
10 44 (2.21%) MongoDB
11 35 (1.76%) Apache Cassandra
11 35 (1.76%) Power BI
12 31 (1.56%) Redis
13 29 (1.46%) Blockchain
13 29 (1.46%) Data Mining
14 28 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
15 27 (1.35%) Oracle Database
16 23 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 22 (1.10%) DB2
18 18 (0.90%) HBase
Development Applications
1 263 (13.20%) Git (software)
2 153 (7.68%) Jenkins
3 133 (6.67%) JIRA
4 75 (3.76%) Selenium
5 65 (3.26%) Visual Studio
6 63 (3.16%) Maven
7 59 (2.96%) TeamCity
8 56 (2.81%) JUnit
9 47 (2.36%) webpack
10 46 (2.31%) Gradle
11 41 (2.06%) Subversion
12 33 (1.66%) CruiseControl
13 26 (1.30%) Eclipse
13 26 (1.30%) PostCSS
14 25 (1.25%) Ant
14 25 (1.25%) Cucumber
15 22 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 21 (1.05%) AccuRev
16 21 (1.05%) MSBuild
17 20 (1.00%) Mockito
General
1 470 (23.58%) Finance
2 150 (7.53%) Banking
3 95 (4.77%) Front Office
4 86 (4.32%) Telecoms
5 74 (3.71%) Marketing
6 59 (2.96%) Retail
7 49 (2.46%) Manufacturing
8 47 (2.36%) Investment Banking
9 42 (2.11%) Legal
10 39 (1.96%) Back Office
11 38 (1.91%) Games
12 34 (1.71%) Electronics
13 33 (1.66%) Pharmaceutical
14 29 (1.46%) Publishing
15 27 (1.35%) Financial Institution
16 20 (1.00%) Automotive
17 16 (0.80%) German Language
18 15 (0.75%) Advertising
18 15 (0.75%) Mandarin Language
19 13 (0.65%) Law
Job Titles
1 747 (37.48%) Developer
2 200 (10.04%) Java Developer
3 191 (9.58%) Analyst
4 146 (7.33%) Software Engineer
5 125 (6.27%) Architect
6 119 (5.97%) C# Developer
7 94 (4.72%) Data Scientist
8 80 (4.01%) Senior Developer
9 79 (3.96%) Consultant
10 75 (3.76%) .NET Developer
11 64 (3.21%) Python Developer
12 53 (2.66%) Senior Software Engineer
13 52 (2.61%) C# .NET Developer
13 52 (2.61%) Software Developer
14 51 (2.56%) Project Manager
15 48 (2.41%) React Developer
16 45 (2.26%) JavaScript Developer
16 45 (2.26%) Solutions Architect
17 43 (2.16%) C++ Software Engineer
18 42 (2.11%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 249 (12.49%) HTML
2 241 (12.09%) .NET
3 208 (10.44%) CSS
4 159 (7.98%) Web Services
5 135 (6.77%) AngularJS
6 119 (5.97%) Spring
7 112 (5.62%) REST
8 99 (4.97%) RESTful
9 94 (4.72%) HTML5
10 92 (4.62%) Kafka
10 92 (4.62%) Node.js
11 89 (4.47%) .NET Framework
12 88 (4.42%) XML
13 77 (3.86%) React
14 76 (3.81%) ASP.NET
15 72 (3.61%) WPF
16 66 (3.31%) WCF
17 60 (3.01%) Redux
18 59 (2.96%) JSON
19 56 (2.81%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 350 (17.56%) Analytical Skills
2 249 (12.49%) Algorithms
3 162 (8.13%) Data Structures
4 132 (6.62%) User Experience
5 127 (6.37%) Management Information System
6 97 (4.87%) Mobile App
7 80 (4.01%) Self-Motivation
8 69 (3.46%) Data Centre
9 59 (2.96%) Greenfield Project
10 58 (2.91%) Fintech
11 55 (2.76%) Hedge funds
12 52 (2.61%) PMI
13 38 (1.91%) Fixed Income
14 24 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
15 23 (1.15%) Embedded Systems
15 23 (1.15%) Equities
15 23 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 23 (1.15%) Virtual Team
16 22 (1.10%) Mobile Payment
17 21 (1.05%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 315 (15.81%) Linux
2 213 (10.69%) Windows
3 150 (7.53%) Unix
4 87 (4.37%) Apple iOS
5 68 (3.41%) Android
6 57 (2.86%) Windows Server
7 23 (1.15%) Solaris
8 22 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (1.00%) Windows 7
9 20 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (0.95%) Windows 10
11 18 (0.90%) CentOS
12 17 (0.85%) Embedded Linux
13 13 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 13 (0.65%) Ubuntu
14 12 (0.60%) Debian
14 12 (0.60%) Fedora
15 10 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
16 9 (0.45%) Windows 8
17 8 (0.40%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 804 (40.34%) Agile Software Development
2 421 (21.12%) Mathematics
3 379 (19.02%) Problem-Solving
4 340 (17.06%) Software Engineering
5 276 (13.85%) OO
6 244 (12.24%) TDD
7 240 (12.04%) Test Automation
8 225 (11.29%) Analytics
9 211 (10.59%) DevOps
10 209 (10.49%) Scrum
11 194 (9.73%) Data Science
12 188 (9.43%) SDLC
13 182 (9.13%) Project Management
14 181 (9.08%) Continuous Integration
15 172 (8.63%) Machine Learning
16 146 (7.33%) Unit Testing
17 129 (6.47%) ITIL
18 125 (6.27%) OOD
19 115 (5.77%) Web Development
20 113 (5.67%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 504 (25.29%) Java
2 448 (22.48%) Python
3 416 (20.87%) SQL
4 349 (17.51%) JavaScript
5 324 (16.26%) C#
6 245 (12.29%) C++
7 114 (5.72%) C
8 88 (4.42%) R
9 78 (3.91%) Perl
10 75 (3.76%) Scala
11 74 (3.71%) Java 8
12 67 (3.36%) PowerShell
13 61 (3.06%) PHP
13 61 (3.06%) TypeScript
14 60 (3.01%) Go
15 47 (2.36%) Apple Swift
16 45 (2.26%) Bash Shell
16 45 (2.26%) Ruby
17 38 (1.91%) ES6
17 38 (1.91%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1,513 (75.92%) Degree
2 829 (41.60%) Computer Science Degree
3 197 (9.88%) Master's Degree
4 109 (5.47%) Security Cleared
5 85 (4.26%) SC Cleared
6 80 (4.01%) PhD
7 74 (3.71%) CISSP
8 60 (3.01%) PMI Certification
9 53 (2.66%) Cisco Certification
10 50 (2.51%) CISM
11 48 (2.41%) Numerate Degree
12 47 (2.36%) CISA
13 45 (2.26%) PMP
14 38 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
15 29 (1.46%) GIAC
16 26 (1.30%) CCNA
17 23 (1.15%) CCNP
18 22 (1.10%) ISEB
19 18 (0.90%) MBA
20 17 (0.85%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (4.82%) QA
2 41 (2.06%) SLA
3 32 (1.61%) Data Quality
4 29 (1.46%) GDPR
5 24 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 19 (0.95%) PCI DSS
7 15 (0.75%) PMO
7 15 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 13 (0.65%) GCP
9 10 (0.50%) HIPAA
9 10 (0.50%) ISO 9001
10 9 (0.45%) ISAE 3402
10 9 (0.45%) ISO 22301
10 9 (0.45%) ISO 31000
10 9 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 7 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
12 5 (0.25%) CDISC
12 5 (0.25%) IFRS
12 5 (0.25%) IFRS 9
13 4 (0.20%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 142 (7.12%) Docker
2 68 (3.41%) Active Directory
3 47 (2.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (0.95%) XenApp
5 16 (0.80%) HDFS
5 16 (0.80%) Hyper-V
6 14 (0.70%) Apache Flume
6 14 (0.70%) VirtualBox
7 13 (0.65%) XenDesktop
8 11 (0.55%) vSphere
9 10 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 7 (0.35%) Firmware
11 7 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
12 6 (0.30%) KVM
13 5 (0.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 5 (0.25%) Xen
13 5 (0.25%) XenServer
14 4 (0.20%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 83 (4.16%) Ansible
2 72 (3.61%) Puppet
3 71 (3.56%) Opscode Chef
4 60 (3.01%) Terraform
5 46 (2.31%) Kubernetes
6 25 (1.25%) Nagios
6 25 (1.25%) Salt
7 21 (1.05%) Kibana
8 17 (0.85%) logstash
8 17 (0.85%) Packer
9 13 (0.65%) Nessus
10 12 (0.60%) Graylog
11 11 (0.55%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 11 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
11 11 (0.55%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 11 (0.55%) SCCM
12 9 (0.45%) Trend Micro Deep Security
13 8 (0.40%) Oozie
13 8 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 7 (0.35%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 269 (13.50%) Microsoft
2 191 (9.58%) Oracle
3 94 (4.72%) Google
4 65 (3.26%) VMware
5 64 (3.21%) Cisco
6 60 (3.01%) Splunk
7 54 (2.71%) Tableau
8 53 (2.66%) IBM
9 52 (2.61%) Red Hat
10 50 (2.51%) SAP
11 39 (1.96%) HP
12 30 (1.51%) Citrix
13 29 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
14 25 (1.25%) Capita
14 25 (1.25%) McAfee
14 25 (1.25%) Twitter
15 23 (1.15%) Apple
16 22 (1.10%) Informatica
17 20 (1.00%) Remedy
17 20 (1.00%) Sun