Period
to 7 March 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 7 March 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
7 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 232 259 294
Rank change year-on-year +27 +35 -36
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 202 258 370
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.02% 0.95% 0.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.34% 5.16% 5.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 171 243
Median daily rate £500 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £360 £350 £313
90th Percentile £731 £731 £710
England median daily rate £475 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 4
Median hourly rate £35.73 £48.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.34% +19.75% +34.70%
10th Percentile £21.03 £34.90 £28.50
90th Percentile £42.55 £52.70 £64.60
England median hourly rate £36.50 £43.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year -16.57% +50.86% -14.26%

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 3,785 4,999 7,052
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 19.04% 18.36% 16.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,645 3,508 4,660
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £320 £300 £288
90th Percentile £675 £675 £676
England median daily rate £475 £475 £455
% change year-on-year - +4.40% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 81 126
Median hourly rate £37.50 £41.50 £22.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.64% +87.42% +0.65%
10th Percentile £18.00 £18.75 £12.50
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.50 £47.38
Median hourly rate £38.96 £31.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +25.68% +16.98% +6.00%

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 7 March 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 7 March 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 7 March 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 +51 29 £475 -11.63% 50
South London +43 2 £525 +35.48% 2
West London +10 1 £700 +40.00% 12
North London +7 1 - - 4
Computer Science Degree
England

For the 6 months to 7 March 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.

1 202 (100.00%) Degree
2 201 (99.50%) Computer Science
3 89 (44.06%) Finance
3 89 (44.06%) Agile Software Development
4 73 (36.14%) Java
5 61 (30.20%) Problem-Solving
6 50 (24.75%) DevOps
6 50 (24.75%) Analytical Skills
7 48 (23.76%) JavaScript
8 45 (22.28%) Jenkins
9 42 (20.79%) Microservices
10 41 (20.30%) HTML
11 40 (19.80%) Banking
12 39 (19.31%) Scrum
12 39 (19.31%) SQL
13 37 (18.32%) Python
13 37 (18.32%) Git (software)
13 37 (18.32%) AWS
14 32 (15.84%) OO
14 32 (15.84%) Linux
15 30 (14.85%) Multithreading
15 30 (14.85%) Master's Degree
16 28 (13.86%) CSS
16 28 (13.86%) Software Engineering
17 27 (13.37%) Oracle
18 25 (12.38%) Spring
18 25 (12.38%) HTML5
19 24 (11.88%) Relational Database
20 23 (11.39%) Azure
20 23 (11.39%) Open Source

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 15 (7.43%) Apache
2 13 (6.44%) Red Hat Fuse
3 8 (3.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 8 (3.96%) Apache Spark
3 8 (3.96%) Confluence
4 7 (3.47%) CMS
5 6 (2.97%) Appian
6 4 (1.98%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.98%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.49%) Apache Airflow
7 3 (1.49%) IIS
7 3 (1.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (1.49%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.99%) JBoss
9 1 (0.50%) Drupal
9 1 (0.50%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.50%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (0.50%) Figma
1 1 (0.50%) InVision
1 1 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.50%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.50%) Sketch
1 1 (0.50%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 3 (1.49%) Summit
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.50%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 37 (18.32%) AWS
2 23 (11.39%) Azure
3 17 (8.42%) GitHub
4 15 (7.43%) GCP
5 7 (3.47%) SaaS
6 6 (2.97%) Microsoft 365
7 5 (2.48%) PaaS
8 4 (1.98%) IaaS
9 3 (1.49%) Google Play
9 3 (1.49%) npm
10 2 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.99%) Amazon ECS
10 2 (0.99%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.99%) Bitrise
10 2 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.99%) Firebase
10 2 (0.99%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.99%) Power Platform
11 1 (0.50%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.97%) HTTP
2 5 (2.48%) Firewall
3 2 (0.99%) DNS
3 2 (0.99%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.99%) Network Security
4 1 (0.50%) BGP
4 1 (0.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.50%) DHCP
4 1 (0.50%) DMVPN
4 1 (0.50%) EIGRP
4 1 (0.50%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.50%) FTP
4 1 (0.50%) Internet
4 1 (0.50%) LAN
4 1 (0.50%) MPLS
4 1 (0.50%) OSPF
4 1 (0.50%) SNMP
4 1 (0.50%) VLAN
4 1 (0.50%) WAAS
4 1 (0.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (11.88%) Relational Database
2 15 (7.43%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.47%) Hadoop
3 7 (3.47%) MySQL
4 5 (2.48%) Apache Hive
4 5 (2.48%) Big Data
4 5 (2.48%) Data Lake
5 4 (1.98%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.49%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.49%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.49%) Tableau
7 2 (0.99%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (0.99%) DB2
7 2 (0.99%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.99%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 45 (22.28%) Jenkins
2 37 (18.32%) Git (software)
3 13 (6.44%) JIRA
4 9 (4.46%) JUnit
4 9 (4.46%) Maven
5 7 (3.47%) git-flow
6 5 (2.48%) Ant
6 5 (2.48%) TeamCity
6 5 (2.48%) webpack
7 4 (1.98%) Gradle
7 4 (1.98%) JMeter
7 4 (1.98%) Mockito
8 3 (1.49%) Android Studio
8 3 (1.49%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.49%) Cypress.io
8 3 (1.49%) Selenium
9 2 (0.99%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.50%) GitLab
10 1 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.50%) Zephyr
General
1 89 (44.06%) Finance
2 40 (19.80%) Banking
3 22 (10.89%) Front Office
4 15 (7.43%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.48%) Financial Institution
5 5 (2.48%) Retail
6 4 (1.98%) Marketing
7 3 (1.49%) Legal
8 2 (0.99%) Advertising
8 2 (0.99%) Games
8 2 (0.99%) German Language
9 1 (0.50%) Back Office
9 1 (0.50%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.50%) Public Sector
9 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 88 (43.56%) Developer
2 36 (17.82%) Java Developer
3 26 (12.87%) Analyst
4 17 (8.42%) Senior Developer
5 14 (6.93%) Architect
6 13 (6.44%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 13 (6.44%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
7 12 (5.94%) Senior Java Developer
8 10 (4.95%) Python Developer
9 9 (4.46%) Solutions Architect
10 8 (3.96%) Business Systems Analyst
10 8 (3.96%) Investment Banking Java Developer
10 8 (3.96%) SQL Analyst
10 8 (3.96%) Systems Analyst
11 6 (2.97%) Appian Developer
11 6 (2.97%) Front Office Developer
11 6 (2.97%) Insurance Systems Analyst
11 6 (2.97%) Project Manager
11 6 (2.97%) Security Analyst
11 6 (2.97%) Technical Writer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (20.30%) HTML
2 28 (13.86%) CSS
3 25 (12.38%) HTML5
3 25 (12.38%) Spring
4 22 (10.89%) REST
5 19 (9.41%) AngularJS
5 19 (9.41%) OSGi
6 18 (8.91%) RESTful
7 16 (7.92%) Hibernate
7 16 (7.92%) jQuery
7 16 (7.92%) Middleware
7 16 (7.92%) XML
8 15 (7.43%) JMS
9 14 (6.93%) JDBC
9 14 (6.93%) Web Services
10 13 (6.44%) Ajax
10 13 (6.44%) Apache Camel
10 13 (6.44%) GWT
10 13 (6.44%) JSF
11 9 (4.46%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 50 (24.75%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (10.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 21 (10.40%) Hedge funds
3 18 (8.91%) Enterprise Software
4 15 (7.43%) Data Structures
4 15 (7.43%) Equities
5 13 (6.44%) Clustering
5 13 (6.44%) Mobile App
5 13 (6.44%) User Experience
6 12 (5.94%) Management Information System
7 9 (4.46%) Algorithms
8 7 (3.47%) Mobile Payment
8 7 (3.47%) Reinsurance
9 6 (2.97%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (2.48%) Wiki
11 4 (1.98%) PMI
12 3 (1.49%) Fixed Income
12 3 (1.49%) Reference Data
12 3 (1.49%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 32 (15.84%) Linux
2 13 (6.44%) Unix
2 13 (6.44%) Windows
3 6 (2.97%) Android
4 4 (1.98%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.99%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.50%) MVS
6 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (99.50%) Computer Science
2 89 (44.06%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (30.20%) Problem-Solving
4 50 (24.75%) DevOps
5 42 (20.79%) Microservices
6 39 (19.31%) Scrum
7 32 (15.84%) OO
8 30 (14.85%) Multithreading
9 28 (13.86%) Software Engineering
10 23 (11.39%) Open Source
11 21 (10.40%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (9.90%) Migration
13 18 (8.91%) Web Development
14 17 (8.42%) API Development
14 17 (8.42%) ITIL
14 17 (8.42%) Project Management
14 17 (8.42%) Test Automation
15 16 (7.92%) Low Latency
16 15 (7.43%) Analytics
16 15 (7.43%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 73 (36.14%) Java
2 48 (23.76%) JavaScript
3 39 (19.31%) SQL
4 37 (18.32%) Python
5 23 (11.39%) Java 8
6 18 (8.91%) C#
7 17 (8.42%) C++
8 9 (4.46%) Kotlin
8 9 (4.46%) Scala
9 8 (3.96%) PL/SQL
9 8 (3.96%) TypeScript
10 6 (2.97%) ES6
10 6 (2.97%) Shell Script
11 5 (2.48%) R
12 4 (1.98%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.49%) Apple Swift
13 3 (1.49%) Go
14 2 (0.99%) C
14 2 (0.99%) ES7
14 2 (0.99%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 202 (100.00%) Degree
2 30 (14.85%) Master's Degree
3 10 (4.95%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (2.97%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.48%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.98%) PhD
6 4 (1.98%) PMI Certification
6 4 (1.98%) PMP
7 3 (1.49%) CAPM
7 3 (1.49%) CISSP
7 3 (1.49%) SAFe Agilist
7 3 (1.49%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 3 (1.49%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 2 (0.99%) CEH
8 2 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.99%) GCIH
8 2 (0.99%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.50%) GCIA
9 1 (0.50%) GIAC
9 1 (0.50%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (9.41%) QA
2 7 (3.47%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.98%) MiFID
4 3 (1.49%) PMO
5 2 (0.99%) GDPR
5 2 (0.99%) SLA
6 1 (0.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.50%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.50%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.50%) NCSC
6 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (2.97%) Docker
2 1 (0.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.50%) RACF
Systems Management
1 12 (5.94%) Ansible
1 12 (5.94%) Terraform
2 6 (2.97%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.50%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.50%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.50%) Nagios
3 1 (0.50%) Nessus
3 1 (0.50%) Oozie
3 1 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.50%) Prometheus
3 1 (0.50%) Puppet
3 1 (0.50%) QRadar
Vendors
1 27 (13.37%) Oracle
2 20 (9.90%) Splunk
3 18 (8.91%) Microsoft
4 9 (4.46%) Adobe
5 8 (3.96%) Google
6 5 (2.48%) Cisco
7 4 (1.98%) IBM
8 3 (1.49%) Apple
8 3 (1.49%) Databricks
9 2 (0.99%) Calypso
9 2 (0.99%) Demandware
9 2 (0.99%) DevExpress
9 2 (0.99%) Dynatrace
9 2 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.50%) ArcSight
10 1 (0.50%) F5
10 1 (0.50%) MarketAxess
10 1 (0.50%) Pega
10 1 (0.50%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.50%) Twitter