Period
to 15 June 2021

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 15 June 2021 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
15 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 252 204 307
Rank change year-on-year -48 +103 -43
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 260 224 340
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.01% 1.23% 0.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.03% 6.19% 5.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 146 194
10th Percentile £386 £363 £325
25th Percentile £434 £450 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £544 £500
Median % change year-on-year +1.15% +8.75% -
75th Percentile £650 £634 £613
90th Percentile £700 £731 £696
England median daily rate £538 £510 £475
% change year-on-year +5.39% +7.37% -1.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 8
10th Percentile £30.44 £37.40 £28.50
25th Percentile £39.00 £44.75 £35.08
Median hourly rate £45.00 £48.50 £45.92
Median % change year-on-year -7.22% +5.61% +52.73%
75th Percentile £59.25 £52.25 £51.57
90th Percentile £62.55 £52.70 £57.40
England median hourly rate £40.75 £48.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year -15.98% +40.58% +19.80%

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 4,312 3,617 6,270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.76% 19.89% 15.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,917 2,464 4,137
10th Percentile £342 £310 £313
25th Percentile £425 £410 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £513
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -2.44% +2.50%
75th Percentile £613 £600 £600
90th Percentile £700 £663 £700
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 53 95
10th Percentile £18.15 £18.50 £13.35
25th Percentile £23.00 £23.00 £18.57
Median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £29.00
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +20.69% +45.00%
75th Percentile £51.56 £47.83 £47.46
90th Percentile £59.90 £52.85 £53.75
England median hourly rate £36.09 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year +31.25% -12.70% +40.00%

Computer Science Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Computer Science Degree as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Computer Science Degree in London.

Daily rate trend for Computer Science Degree in London

Computer Science Degree
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Computer Science Degree in London over the 6 months to 15 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Computer Science Degree in London

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Computer Science Degree in London.

Hourly rate trend for Computer Science Degree in London

Computer Science Degree
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Computer Science Degree in London over the 6 months to 15 June 2021.

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 15 June 2021. 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 -3 42 £556 +3.49% 49
South London +33 5 £525 -3.45% 2
West London -4 1 - - 17
North London - 1 - -
Computer Science Degree
England

For the 6 months to 15 June 2021, 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.

1 260 (100.00%) Degree
2 259 (99.62%) Computer Science
3 106 (40.77%) Agile Software Development
4 103 (39.62%) Finance
4 103 (39.62%) Social Skills
5 87 (33.46%) Java
6 74 (28.46%) Problem-Solving
7 72 (27.69%) Python
8 65 (25.00%) AWS
9 64 (24.62%) SQL
10 58 (22.31%) DevOps
11 51 (19.62%) Analytical Skills
11 51 (19.62%) Azure
12 48 (18.46%) Microservices
13 45 (17.31%) Git (software)
14 42 (16.15%) Scrum
15 41 (15.77%) Banking
15 41 (15.77%) Jenkins
16 40 (15.38%) JavaScript
17 39 (15.00%) HTML
17 39 (15.00%) OO
17 39 (15.00%) Analytics
18 35 (13.46%) Microsoft
19 34 (13.08%) Project Management
20 32 (12.31%) CSS
21 31 (11.92%) Linux
21 31 (11.92%) REST
21 31 (11.92%) Software Engineering
22 30 (11.54%) Java 8
22 30 (11.54%) Master's Degree

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 14 (5.38%) Apache Spark
1 14 (5.38%) CMS
2 11 (4.23%) Apache
2 11 (4.23%) Apache Airflow
2 11 (4.23%) Luigi
3 10 (3.85%) Confluence
4 7 (2.69%) Red Hat Fuse
5 6 (2.31%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.92%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.54%) MS Exchange
8 3 (1.15%) Drupal
9 2 (0.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.77%) Headless CMS
9 2 (0.77%) IIS
9 2 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.77%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.77%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.38%) Camunda
Applications
1 9 (3.46%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (3.46%) Microsoft Office
1 9 (3.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 9 (3.46%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.38%) Figma
2 1 (0.38%) Houdini
2 1 (0.38%) Maya
2 1 (0.38%) SPSS
2 1 (0.38%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 2 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.77%) Magento
2 1 (0.38%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.38%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 65 (25.00%) AWS
2 51 (19.62%) Azure
3 22 (8.46%) GCP
4 19 (7.31%) Microsoft 365
5 15 (5.77%) SaaS
6 13 (5.00%) Power Platform
7 11 (4.23%) Amazon S3
7 11 (4.23%) GitHub
8 10 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (3.85%) Serverless
9 9 (3.46%) PaaS
10 7 (2.69%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 6 (2.31%) Amazon EMR
11 6 (2.31%) IaaS
12 5 (1.92%) AWS Data Pipeline
12 5 (1.92%) Azure Functions
12 5 (1.92%) Google Analytics
12 5 (1.92%) Snowflake
13 4 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.62%) HTTP
2 7 (2.69%) Network Security
3 4 (1.54%) DMZ
3 4 (1.54%) Firewall
3 4 (1.54%) NAS
3 4 (1.54%) SAN
3 4 (1.54%) Skype
3 4 (1.54%) VoIP
3 4 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (1.15%) DNS
4 3 (1.15%) FTP
5 2 (0.77%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (0.77%) IPsec
5 2 (0.77%) IPv4
5 2 (0.77%) OpenVPN
5 2 (0.77%) SSL
5 2 (0.77%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.77%) VPN
6 1 (0.38%) Internet
6 1 (0.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.69%) Big Data
2 19 (7.31%) Data Warehouse
2 19 (7.31%) Hadoop
3 18 (6.92%) NoSQL
4 15 (5.77%) Relational Database
5 13 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (5.00%) Power BI
6 12 (4.62%) Apache Cassandra
7 11 (4.23%) Azkaban
8 9 (3.46%) Oracle Database
9 8 (3.08%) Amazon Redshift
9 8 (3.08%) SQL Server
9 8 (3.08%) Tableau
10 7 (2.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 7 (2.69%) Amazon RDS
10 7 (2.69%) Data Lake
10 7 (2.69%) Oracle ODI
10 7 (2.69%) Star Schema
11 6 (2.31%) DB2
11 6 (2.31%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 45 (17.31%) Git (software)
2 41 (15.77%) Jenkins
3 23 (8.85%) Maven
4 13 (5.00%) JIRA
5 11 (4.23%) Selenium
6 8 (3.08%) Cucumber
7 5 (1.92%) JUnit
7 5 (1.92%) Oracle APEX
7 5 (1.92%) Protractor
7 5 (1.92%) SonarQube
7 5 (1.92%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.54%) git-flow
8 4 (1.54%) GitLab
8 4 (1.54%) Jasmine
8 4 (1.54%) Karma Test Runner
8 4 (1.54%) Postman
8 4 (1.54%) Subversion
9 3 (1.15%) Ant
9 3 (1.15%) CruiseControl
9 3 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 103 (39.62%) Finance
1 103 (39.62%) Social Skills
2 51 (19.62%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (15.77%) Banking
4 19 (7.31%) Front Office
5 13 (5.00%) Investment Banking
5 13 (5.00%) Presentation Skills
5 13 (5.00%) Retail
6 12 (4.62%) Documentation Skills
6 12 (4.62%) Financial Institution
7 8 (3.08%) German Language
8 6 (2.31%) French Language
8 6 (2.31%) Games
9 5 (1.92%) Influencing Skills
9 5 (1.92%) Public Sector
10 4 (1.54%) Wearables
11 3 (1.15%) Legal
12 2 (0.77%) Marketing
13 1 (0.38%) Hungarian Language
13 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 87 (33.46%) Developer
2 34 (13.08%) Java Developer
3 33 (12.69%) Analyst
4 23 (8.85%) Senior Developer
5 20 (7.69%) Architect
6 18 (6.92%) Consultant
7 16 (6.15%) Data Engineer
8 15 (5.77%) Senior Java Developer
9 12 (4.62%) Business Analyst
10 11 (4.23%) Python Developer
11 10 (3.85%) C++ Developer
11 10 (3.85%) Software Engineer
12 8 (3.08%) Senior Consultant
12 8 (3.08%) Solutions Architect
13 7 (2.69%) Low Latency C++ Developer
13 7 (2.69%) Security Architect
14 6 (2.31%) Azure Engineer
14 6 (2.31%) Senior Software Engineer
14 6 (2.31%) SQL Analyst
14 6 (2.31%) Technical Writer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (15.00%) HTML
2 32 (12.31%) CSS
3 31 (11.92%) REST
4 28 (10.77%) Spring
5 25 (9.62%) Kafka
6 23 (8.85%) AngularJS
6 23 (8.85%) Middleware
7 17 (6.54%) JMS
8 16 (6.15%) Web Services
9 15 (5.77%) RESTful
10 14 (5.38%) React
11 12 (4.62%) Node.js
12 11 (4.23%) JSON
13 10 (3.85%) Hibernate
13 10 (3.85%) jQuery
13 10 (3.85%) XML
14 9 (3.46%) HTML5
15 8 (3.08%) JDBC
15 8 (3.08%) OAuth
15 8 (3.08%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 24 (9.23%) Data Structures
3 22 (8.46%) User Experience
4 14 (5.38%) Mobile App
5 13 (5.00%) Algorithms
5 13 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (3.08%) Equities
6 8 (3.08%) Hedge funds
7 7 (2.69%) Clustering
7 7 (2.69%) Data Centre
7 7 (2.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (2.31%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (2.31%) iSeries
8 6 (2.31%) PKI
8 6 (2.31%) Social Media
8 6 (2.31%) Wiki
9 5 (1.92%) Derivative
9 5 (1.92%) FMCG
9 5 (1.92%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 31 (11.92%) Linux
2 15 (5.77%) Unix
3 14 (5.38%) Windows
4 8 (3.08%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.92%) Android
5 5 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.15%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.15%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.38%) CentOS
8 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.38%) tvOS
8 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.38%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (99.62%) Computer Science
2 106 (40.77%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (28.46%) Problem-Solving
4 58 (22.31%) DevOps
5 48 (18.46%) Microservices
6 42 (16.15%) Scrum
7 39 (15.00%) Analytics
7 39 (15.00%) OO
8 34 (13.08%) Project Management
9 31 (11.92%) Software Engineering
10 29 (11.15%) Test Automation
11 27 (10.38%) Mathematics
11 27 (10.38%) Multithreading
12 25 (9.62%) Business Intelligence
13 20 (7.69%) Product Management
14 19 (7.31%) Data Science
14 19 (7.31%) ITIL
15 18 (6.92%) Data Pipeline
16 16 (6.15%) Decision-Making
16 16 (6.15%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 87 (33.46%) Java
2 72 (27.69%) Python
3 64 (24.62%) SQL
4 40 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 30 (11.54%) Java 8
6 29 (11.15%) C++
7 22 (8.46%) C#
8 16 (6.15%) PL/SQL
9 15 (5.77%) Scala
10 14 (5.38%) Ruby
11 13 (5.00%) Shell Script
12 11 (4.23%) TypeScript
13 9 (3.46%) PowerShell
14 7 (2.69%) Go
14 7 (2.69%) PHP
15 6 (2.31%) C
15 6 (2.31%) Perl
16 4 (1.54%) Kotlin
16 4 (1.54%) VB
17 3 (1.15%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 260 (100.00%) Degree
2 30 (11.54%) Master's Degree
3 17 (6.54%) SC Cleared
3 17 (6.54%) Security Cleared
4 9 (3.46%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (2.31%) CISSP
6 5 (1.92%) GIAC
6 5 (1.92%) Numerate Degree
6 5 (1.92%) PhD
6 5 (1.92%) PMI Certification
6 5 (1.92%) PMP
7 4 (1.54%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.15%) CAPM
8 3 (1.15%) CISM
8 3 (1.15%) CRISC
8 3 (1.15%) MCSE
8 3 (1.15%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 3 (1.15%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 3 (1.15%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (9.62%) QA
2 5 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.54%) MiFID
4 3 (1.15%) GDPR
4 3 (1.15%) SLA
5 2 (0.77%) COBIT
5 2 (0.77%) ITGC
5 2 (0.77%) NIST
5 2 (0.77%) PMO
5 2 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.38%) GRC
6 1 (0.38%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.38%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.38%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (5.77%) Docker
2 7 (2.69%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.77%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 2 (0.77%) iptables
4 2 (0.77%) vSphere
5 1 (0.38%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.38%) HDFS
5 1 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.38%) XenApp
5 1 (0.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (3.85%) Kubernetes
2 8 (3.08%) Ansible
2 8 (3.08%) Single Sign-On
2 8 (3.08%) Terraform
3 2 (0.77%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.77%) SCCM
3 2 (0.77%) SCOM
3 2 (0.77%) Sysdig
4 1 (0.38%) Consul
4 1 (0.38%) Istio
Vendors
1 35 (13.46%) Microsoft
2 27 (10.38%) Oracle
3 17 (6.54%) Splunk
4 12 (4.62%) Google
5 10 (3.85%) Databricks
6 9 (3.46%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (2.31%) Cisco
8 4 (1.54%) Twitter
9 3 (1.15%) Adobe
9 3 (1.15%) Citrix
9 3 (1.15%) Dynatrace
9 3 (1.15%) SAP
9 3 (1.15%) VMware
10 2 (0.77%) Apple
10 2 (0.77%) Calypso
10 2 (0.77%) CommVault
10 2 (0.77%) EMC
10 2 (0.77%) IBM
10 2 (0.77%) SolarWinds
11 1 (0.38%) Proofpoint