Period
to 22 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Computer Science Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 22 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in 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 Degree
England > London
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 267 286 283
Rank change year-on-year +19 -3 -36
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 447 332 352
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.98% 0.84% 0.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.73% 4.94% 4.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 230 244
London median daily rate £500 £481 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% -2.78% +13.14%
10th Percentile £325 £299 £309
90th Percentile £750 £644 £698
England median daily rate £475 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +11.76% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 3 1
London median hourly rate £26.60 £10.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +165.95% -37.50% -11.11%
England median hourly rate £32.27 £15.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year +108.19% -44.64% +47.37%

Computer Science Degree is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 7,807 6,718 7,672
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.12% 17.08% 17.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,032 4,542 5,329
London median daily rate £500 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £275 £300 £263
90th Percentile £675 £638 £640
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 133 103
London median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.00% +31.58% +1.60%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.35 £12.02
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.16
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +24.49%

Computer Science Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science Degree in London

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Science Degree in London

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree in London over the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Computer Science Degree in London

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Science Degree in London

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree in London over the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Computer Science Degree in London

Computer Science Degree
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree within the London region over the 6 months to 22 May 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
Central London -45 55 £498 +20.00% 86
West London -30 21 £413 -17.91% 48
East London -12 8 £550 +37.50% 14
South London -53 4 £463 -19.57% 4
Computer Science Degree
England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science Degree 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 London region with a requirement for Computer Science Degree.

1 446 (99.78%) Degree
2 435 (97.32%) Computer Science
3 185 (41.39%) Agile Software Development
4 176 (39.37%) Java
5 111 (24.83%) Finance
5 111 (24.83%) Problem-Solving
6 110 (24.61%) Python
7 100 (22.37%) JavaScript
8 99 (22.15%) Linux
9 95 (21.25%) SQL
10 90 (20.13%) Amazon AWS
11 87 (19.46%) Analytical Skills
12 80 (17.90%) Mathematics
13 79 (17.67%) Git (software)
14 74 (16.55%) C++
15 67 (14.99%) HTML
16 62 (13.87%) Software Engineering
17 61 (13.65%) TDD
17 61 (13.65%) DevOps
18 58 (12.98%) C#
18 58 (12.98%) Master's Degree
19 57 (12.75%) Spring
20 56 (12.53%) CSS
21 55 (12.30%) Windows
22 51 (11.41%) Microsoft
22 51 (11.41%) Analytics
23 50 (11.19%) Open Source
23 50 (11.19%) SDLC
24 47 (10.51%) AngularJS
25 46 (10.29%) OO

Computer Science Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 23 (5.15%) Apache Spark
2 17 (3.80%) Apache
2 17 (3.80%) Confluence
3 14 (3.13%) Tomcat
4 13 (2.91%) nginx
5 12 (2.68%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (2.68%) OpenStack
5 12 (2.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 9 (2.01%) SharePoint
7 8 (1.79%) CMS
8 5 (1.12%) SAS
8 5 (1.12%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (0.89%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.67%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (0.67%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.45%) JBoss
11 2 (0.45%) Jetty
11 2 (0.45%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.22%) Umbraco
Applications
1 17 (3.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.12%) SPSS
4 2 (0.45%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.45%) GIMP
4 2 (0.45%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.45%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.22%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.22%) Revit
5 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.89%) HFM
1 4 (0.89%) HiPortfolio
2 3 (0.67%) Magento
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.22%) Primavera
3 1 (0.22%) Radian6
3 1 (0.22%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.22%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 90 (20.13%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (7.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (3.58%) GitHub
4 13 (2.91%) Amazon S3
4 13 (2.91%) PaaS
5 12 (2.68%) OpenShift
6 11 (2.46%) AWS Lambda
6 11 (2.46%) Serverless
7 10 (2.24%) Amazon SQS
7 10 (2.24%) SaaS
8 8 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
8 8 (1.79%) Office 365
9 7 (1.57%) Google Analytics
9 7 (1.57%) Google Cloud Platform
10 6 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (1.34%) IaaS
11 5 (1.12%) Adobe Analytics
11 5 (1.12%) G Suite
12 4 (0.89%) BrowserStack
13 3 (0.67%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.92%) HTTP
2 17 (3.80%) Firewall
3 15 (3.36%) Internet
4 11 (2.46%) Kerberos
5 9 (2.01%) SSL
5 9 (2.01%) VPN
6 8 (1.79%) TCP/IP
7 6 (1.34%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (1.34%) DNS
7 6 (1.34%) Intrusion Detection
7 6 (1.34%) Remote Desktop
8 5 (1.12%) IPsec
9 4 (0.89%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.67%) Intranet
10 3 (0.67%) SNMP
11 2 (0.45%) DHCP
11 2 (0.45%) LAN
11 2 (0.45%) MPLS
11 2 (0.45%) WAN
11 2 (0.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (10.29%) MySQL
2 37 (8.28%) Big Data
3 34 (7.61%) NoSQL
3 34 (7.61%) SQL Server
4 32 (7.16%) PostgreSQL
5 31 (6.94%) MongoDB
6 19 (4.25%) Apache Cassandra
6 19 (4.25%) Relational Database
7 16 (3.58%) Hadoop
8 15 (3.36%) Oracle Database
9 13 (2.91%) HBase
9 13 (2.91%) Redis
10 12 (2.68%) Apache Hive
11 11 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (2.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 9 (2.01%) Amazon RDS
12 9 (2.01%) Impala
13 8 (1.79%) RDBMS
13 8 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 7 (1.57%) Cloudera CDH
Development Applications
1 79 (17.67%) Git (software)
2 41 (9.17%) Jenkins
3 37 (8.28%) JIRA
4 27 (6.04%) Cucumber
5 21 (4.70%) Bitbucket
6 20 (4.47%) Selenium
7 17 (3.80%) JUnit
7 17 (3.80%) Subversion
8 16 (3.58%) Maven
9 14 (3.13%) Gradle
10 13 (2.91%) Mercurial
11 12 (2.68%) webpack
12 10 (2.24%) TeamCity
13 9 (2.01%) GitLab
13 9 (2.01%) Grunt
14 8 (1.79%) Appium
14 8 (1.79%) gulp
14 8 (1.79%) Mockito
14 8 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
15 7 (1.57%) Babel
General
1 111 (24.83%) Finance
2 46 (10.29%) Banking
3 33 (7.38%) Front Office
4 28 (6.26%) Investment Banking
5 18 (4.03%) Telecoms
6 16 (3.58%) Marketing
7 9 (2.01%) Retail
8 8 (1.79%) Advertising
8 8 (1.79%) Games
8 8 (1.79%) Legal
9 6 (1.34%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.34%) Publishing
9 6 (1.34%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.89%) Electronics
11 3 (0.67%) Turkish Language
12 2 (0.45%) Back Office
12 2 (0.45%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.45%) French Language
12 2 (0.45%) German Language
12 2 (0.45%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 223 (49.89%) Developer
2 87 (19.46%) Java Developer
3 34 (7.61%) Analyst
4 32 (7.16%) Senior Developer
5 31 (6.94%) C# Developer
6 23 (5.15%) Architect
7 22 (4.92%) JavaScript Developer
8 20 (4.47%) Senior Java Developer
9 19 (4.25%) DevOps Engineer
10 14 (3.13%) Angular Developer
10 14 (3.13%) Full Stack Developer
11 13 (2.91%) AWS Developer
12 12 (2.68%) Data Engineer
12 12 (2.68%) Python Developer
12 12 (2.68%) Security Engineer
13 11 (2.46%) .NET Developer
13 11 (2.46%) Big Data Engineer
13 11 (2.46%) C++ Developer
13 11 (2.46%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 11 (2.46%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (14.99%) HTML
2 57 (12.75%) Spring
3 56 (12.53%) CSS
4 47 (10.51%) AngularJS
5 43 (9.62%) .NET
6 42 (9.40%) Web Services
7 38 (8.50%) RESTful
8 32 (7.16%) HTML5
9 31 (6.94%) Node.js
10 29 (6.49%) Kafka
10 29 (6.49%) REST
11 27 (6.04%) React
12 22 (4.92%) XML
13 21 (4.70%) OAuth
14 19 (4.25%) Redux
15 18 (4.03%) jQuery
16 17 (3.80%) Jest
16 17 (3.80%) OAuth2
16 17 (3.80%) WPF
17 15 (3.36%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 435 (97.32%) Computer Science
2 87 (19.46%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (9.17%) Mobile App
4 38 (8.50%) User Experience
5 36 (8.05%) Algorithms
6 34 (7.61%) Greenfield Project
7 33 (7.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 25 (5.59%) Data Structures
9 20 (4.47%) Management Information System
10 19 (4.25%) Data Centre
11 16 (3.58%) Self-Motivation
12 14 (3.13%) Fintech
13 13 (2.91%) Fixed Income
14 12 (2.68%) Hedge funds
15 11 (2.46%) Derivative
16 9 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
16 9 (2.01%) PKI
17 8 (1.79%) Credit Risk
17 8 (1.79%) Equities
18 6 (1.34%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 99 (22.15%) Linux
2 55 (12.30%) Windows
3 44 (9.84%) Android
4 41 (9.17%) Unix
5 32 (7.16%) Apple iOS
6 11 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (2.46%) Windows Server
7 7 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (1.34%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.89%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 4 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.67%) AIX
10 3 (0.67%) Debian
10 3 (0.67%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.67%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.45%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.22%) CentOS
12 1 (0.22%) Fedora
12 1 (0.22%) Solaris
12 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (41.39%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (24.83%) Problem-Solving
3 80 (17.90%) Mathematics
4 62 (13.87%) Software Engineering
5 61 (13.65%) DevOps
5 61 (13.65%) TDD
6 51 (11.41%) Analytics
7 50 (11.19%) Open Source
7 50 (11.19%) SDLC
8 46 (10.29%) OO
9 45 (10.07%) Continuous Integration
9 45 (10.07%) Multithreading
10 41 (9.17%) Scrum
11 37 (8.28%) Machine Learning
11 37 (8.28%) Test Automation
12 36 (8.05%) Low Latency
13 35 (7.83%) Electronic Trading
14 31 (6.94%) E-Commerce
15 30 (6.71%) Front End Development
16 28 (6.26%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 176 (39.37%) Java
2 110 (24.61%) Python
3 100 (22.37%) JavaScript
4 95 (21.25%) SQL
5 74 (16.55%) C++
6 58 (12.98%) C#
7 38 (8.50%) Java 8
8 24 (5.37%) Ruby
9 21 (4.70%) Perl
10 17 (3.80%) Bash Shell
11 16 (3.58%) ES6
11 16 (3.58%) ES8
12 14 (3.13%) Apple Swift
12 14 (3.13%) Kotlin
12 14 (3.13%) Scala
13 12 (2.68%) Go
14 11 (2.46%) C
15 10 (2.24%) PowerShell
15 10 (2.24%) R
16 8 (1.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 446 (99.78%) Degree
2 58 (12.98%) Master's Degree
3 36 (8.05%) Numerate Degree
4 11 (2.46%) CISSP
5 9 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (1.79%) CCNP
6 8 (1.79%) PhD
7 7 (1.57%) GIAC
7 7 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.34%) AWS Certification
9 5 (1.12%) CISM
10 4 (0.89%) A+ Certification
10 4 (0.89%) CEH
10 4 (0.89%) GCIA
10 4 (0.89%) GCIH
10 4 (0.89%) GSEC
10 4 (0.89%) ISEB
10 4 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (6.71%) QA
2 16 (3.58%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.67%) IFRS
3 3 (0.67%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.45%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.45%) EMIR
4 2 (0.45%) GCP
4 2 (0.45%) GDPR
4 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.45%) MiFID
4 2 (0.45%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.45%) PSD2
4 2 (0.45%) SLA
5 1 (0.22%) COBIT
5 1 (0.22%) FINRA
5 1 (0.22%) PMO
5 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.22%) SAS 70
5 1 (0.22%) SEPA
System Software
1 42 (9.40%) Docker
2 11 (2.46%) HDFS
3 9 (2.01%) Active Directory
4 7 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.89%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.89%) KVM
6 3 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.45%) iptables
7 2 (0.45%) Varnish
7 2 (0.45%) Xen
8 1 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.22%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 29 (6.49%) Ansible
2 20 (4.47%) Kubernetes
3 16 (3.58%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (3.58%) Puppet
3 16 (3.58%) Salt
4 15 (3.36%) Terraform
5 9 (2.01%) Oozie
6 6 (1.34%) HP ALM
7 4 (0.89%) Nagios
7 4 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.67%) RSA Archer
8 3 (0.67%) SCCM
8 3 (0.67%) vMotion
8 3 (0.67%) vRealize
9 2 (0.45%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.45%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 2 (0.45%) HP SiteScope
9 2 (0.45%) Packer
10 1 (0.22%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.22%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 51 (11.41%) Microsoft
2 36 (8.05%) Google
3 35 (7.83%) Oracle
4 17 (3.80%) Red Hat
5 15 (3.36%) Cisco
6 13 (2.91%) Splunk
7 12 (2.68%) Apple
7 12 (2.68%) Salesforce.com
8 11 (2.46%) Citrix
8 11 (2.46%) Tableau
8 11 (2.46%) VMware
9 10 (2.24%) Atlassian
9 10 (2.24%) Cloudera
9 10 (2.24%) SaltStack
10 9 (2.01%) Adobe
10 9 (2.01%) HP
11 7 (1.57%) Bloomberg
11 7 (1.57%) CyberArk
11 7 (1.57%) Juniper
11 7 (1.57%) ServiceNow