Period
to 22 October 2020

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 October 2020 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 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 212 280 251
Rank change year-on-year +68 -29 +14
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 156 328 475
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.10% 0.89% 1.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.53% 5.52% 6.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 218 342
Median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +3.63%
10th Percentile £300 £290 £350
90th Percentile £731 £694 £700
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 4
Median hourly rate £35.00 £47.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.32% +39.71% +106.37%
10th Percentile £33.49 £35.20 £31.75
90th Percentile £37.92 £54.45 £43.98
England median hourly rate £35.00 £43.75 £34.75
% change year-on-year -20.00% +25.90% +2.93%

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 2,820 5,940 7,378
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 19.94% 16.18% 15.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,814 3,966 4,792
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £313 £309 £275
90th Percentile £663 £692 £675
England median daily rate £475 £467 £450
% change year-on-year +1.77% +3.72% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 112 177
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £22.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +52.64% +22.62%
10th Percentile £20.00 £16.00 £13.60
90th Percentile £48.75 £52.50 £51.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% +44.00% -3.85%

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 22 October 2020.

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
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 October 2020. 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 +89 24 £475 +11.11% 65
West London +29 3 £665 +41.49% 4
Computer Science Degree
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 2020, 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.

1 155 (99.36%) Degree
2 153 (98.08%) Computer Science
3 71 (45.51%) Java
4 51 (32.69%) JavaScript
4 51 (32.69%) Agile Software Development
5 50 (32.05%) SQL
6 42 (26.92%) Finance
7 41 (26.28%) Python
8 39 (25.00%) HTML
8 39 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
9 36 (23.08%) CSS
10 35 (22.44%) Analytical Skills
10 35 (22.44%) Master's Degree
11 34 (21.79%) Linux
11 34 (21.79%) Banking
12 28 (17.95%) Microservices
13 27 (17.31%) AWS
14 26 (16.67%) HTML5
15 25 (16.03%) C#
15 25 (16.03%) Oracle
16 24 (15.38%) MySQL
16 24 (15.38%) Multithreading
17 23 (14.74%) QA
17 23 (14.74%) C++
18 22 (14.10%) OO
19 20 (12.82%) Unix
19 20 (12.82%) Git (software)
19 20 (12.82%) DevOps
20 19 (12.18%) Big Data
20 19 (12.18%) .NET

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 11 (7.05%) Apache
1 11 (7.05%) Apache Spark
2 8 (5.13%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.85%) Appian
4 5 (3.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 5 (3.21%) Red Hat Fuse
4 5 (3.21%) WebSphere
5 4 (2.56%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.92%) Apache Airflow
6 3 (1.92%) IIS
6 3 (1.92%) JBoss
6 3 (1.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.64%) CMS
8 1 (0.64%) Confluence
8 1 (0.64%) Luigi
8 1 (0.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (0.64%) Camtasia
1 1 (0.64%) InVision
1 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.64%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.64%) Sketch
1 1 (0.64%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 3 (1.92%) Summit
2 1 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.64%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.64%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 27 (17.31%) AWS
2 14 (8.97%) Azure
3 11 (7.05%) GitHub
4 10 (6.41%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (5.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 8 (5.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 8 (5.13%) Amazon EKS
6 8 (5.13%) Datadog
7 6 (3.85%) GCP
8 5 (3.21%) Serverless
9 3 (1.92%) Amazon S3
9 3 (1.92%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (1.92%) Google Play
9 3 (1.92%) PaaS
9 3 (1.92%) SaaS
10 2 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (1.28%) Power Platform
11 1 (0.64%) Amazon Cognito
11 1 (0.64%) Amazon ECS
11 1 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.85%) HTTP
2 3 (1.92%) DHCP
2 3 (1.92%) Internet
2 3 (1.92%) SNMP
2 3 (1.92%) SSH
3 2 (1.28%) 2G
3 2 (1.28%) 3G
3 2 (1.28%) 4G
3 2 (1.28%) 5G
3 2 (1.28%) DNS
3 2 (1.28%) Firewall
3 2 (1.28%) WebEx
3 2 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (1.28%) Wireless
4 1 (0.64%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.64%) FTP
4 1 (0.64%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.64%) LAN
4 1 (0.64%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.64%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (15.38%) MySQL
2 19 (12.18%) Big Data
3 17 (10.90%) NoSQL
4 13 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (6.41%) Hadoop
5 10 (6.41%) Relational Database
6 8 (5.13%) Amazon RDS
6 8 (5.13%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (5.13%) ArangoDB
7 7 (4.49%) SQL Server
8 5 (3.21%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.28%) Apache Hive
9 2 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.28%) DB2
9 2 (1.28%) Power BI
9 2 (1.28%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.28%) Redis
9 2 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.28%) Tableau
10 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 20 (12.82%) Git (software)
2 16 (10.26%) Jenkins
3 10 (6.41%) Maven
4 8 (5.13%) JUnit
5 6 (3.85%) git-flow
6 5 (3.21%) Ant
6 5 (3.21%) Cucumber
6 5 (3.21%) JMeter
6 5 (3.21%) Mockito
6 5 (3.21%) Selenium
7 4 (2.56%) Gradle
8 3 (1.92%) Android Studio
9 2 (1.28%) JIRA
9 2 (1.28%) Mocha
9 2 (1.28%) Protractor
9 2 (1.28%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.28%) webpack
10 1 (0.64%) Subversion
10 1 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 42 (26.92%) Finance
2 34 (21.79%) Banking
3 17 (10.90%) Investment Banking
4 16 (10.26%) Front Office
5 5 (3.21%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.56%) Marketing
7 2 (1.28%) Advertising
7 2 (1.28%) German Language
7 2 (1.28%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.64%) Back Office
8 1 (0.64%) Billing
8 1 (0.64%) Electronics
8 1 (0.64%) Law
8 1 (0.64%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 76 (48.72%) Developer
2 24 (15.38%) Java Developer
3 11 (7.05%) Analyst
4 10 (6.41%) Senior Developer
5 9 (5.77%) Architect
5 9 (5.77%) Electronic Trading Developer
5 9 (5.77%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
5 9 (5.77%) Full Stack Developer
5 9 (5.77%) Support Engineer
6 8 (5.13%) Investment Banking Java Developer
6 8 (5.13%) Operations Engineer
6 8 (5.13%) Operations Support Engineer
6 8 (5.13%) Python Developer
6 8 (5.13%) Systems Analyst
7 7 (4.49%) Business Systems Analyst
7 7 (4.49%) Insurance Systems Analyst
7 7 (4.49%) Senior Java Developer
8 6 (3.85%) Appian Developer
8 6 (3.85%) Applications Support Engineer
8 6 (3.85%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (25.00%) HTML
2 36 (23.08%) CSS
3 26 (16.67%) HTML5
4 19 (12.18%) .NET
5 18 (11.54%) RESTful
6 17 (10.90%) Spring
7 16 (10.26%) AngularJS
7 16 (10.26%) REST
8 15 (9.62%) XML
9 14 (8.97%) React
10 13 (8.33%) Node.js
10 13 (8.33%) Web Services
11 12 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
11 12 (7.69%) GraphQL
11 12 (7.69%) jQuery
11 12 (7.69%) Kafka
12 11 (7.05%) Memcached
12 11 (7.05%) OSGi
13 10 (6.41%) .NET Framework
13 10 (6.41%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 35 (22.44%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (10.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 11 (7.05%) Data Structures
3 11 (7.05%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (6.41%) Hedge funds
4 10 (6.41%) User Experience
5 9 (5.77%) Mobile App
6 8 (5.13%) Algorithms
6 8 (5.13%) Linux Command Line
7 7 (4.49%) Management Information System
8 6 (3.85%) Equities
8 6 (3.85%) Mobile Payment
9 5 (3.21%) Clustering
9 5 (3.21%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (3.21%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (2.56%) Data Centre
10 4 (2.56%) Social Media
11 3 (1.92%) Derivative
11 3 (1.92%) Fixed Income
11 3 (1.92%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 34 (21.79%) Linux
2 20 (12.82%) Unix
3 12 (7.69%) Windows
4 8 (5.13%) Android
5 4 (2.56%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.92%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.64%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (98.08%) Computer Science
2 51 (32.69%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
4 28 (17.95%) Microservices
5 24 (15.38%) Multithreading
6 22 (14.10%) OO
7 20 (12.82%) DevOps
8 19 (12.18%) Scrum
9 18 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (11.54%) ITIL
10 17 (10.90%) Software Engineering
11 16 (10.26%) Data Science
11 16 (10.26%) SDLC
12 15 (9.62%) Test Automation
13 14 (8.97%) Electronic Trading
13 14 (8.97%) Project Management
13 14 (8.97%) Statistics
14 13 (8.33%) Informatics
14 13 (8.33%) Open Source
15 12 (7.69%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 71 (45.51%) Java
2 51 (32.69%) JavaScript
3 50 (32.05%) SQL
4 41 (26.28%) Python
5 25 (16.03%) C#
6 23 (14.74%) C++
7 13 (8.33%) Java 8
8 12 (7.69%) Ruby
9 9 (5.77%) Bash Shell
9 9 (5.77%) PHP
10 8 (5.13%) Kotlin
11 7 (4.49%) Scala
12 6 (3.85%) ES6
12 6 (3.85%) Shell Script
13 4 (2.56%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.92%) T-SQL
15 2 (1.28%) Go
15 2 (1.28%) Objective-C
15 2 (1.28%) R
15 2 (1.28%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 155 (99.36%) Degree
2 35 (22.44%) Master's Degree
3 6 (3.85%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.21%) CISSP
4 5 (3.21%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (2.56%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.92%) AWS Certification
6 3 (1.92%) GIAC
7 2 (1.28%) CISA
7 2 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.28%) CISM
7 2 (1.28%) CLAS
8 1 (0.64%) CCIE
8 1 (0.64%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 1 (0.64%) CCNA
8 1 (0.64%) CCNP
8 1 (0.64%) GCIA
8 1 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.64%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.64%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (14.74%) QA
2 9 (5.77%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.56%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (1.28%) SLA
6 1 (0.64%) COBIT
6 1 (0.64%) MiFID
6 1 (0.64%) NCSC
6 1 (0.64%) PMO
6 1 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (8.97%) Docker
2 2 (1.28%) Squid
3 1 (0.64%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (10.90%) Kubernetes
2 8 (5.13%) Nagios
3 7 (4.49%) Terraform
4 3 (1.92%) Ansible
5 2 (1.28%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.64%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.64%) Grafana
6 1 (0.64%) Kibana
6 1 (0.64%) Nessus
6 1 (0.64%) QRadar
Vendors
1 25 (16.03%) Oracle
2 15 (9.62%) Splunk
3 6 (3.85%) Adobe
3 6 (3.85%) Google
4 5 (3.21%) Microsoft
5 3 (1.92%) Apple
6 2 (1.28%) Databricks
6 2 (1.28%) DevExpress
6 2 (1.28%) Dynatrace
6 2 (1.28%) IBM
6 2 (1.28%) MarketAxess
6 2 (1.28%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.28%) Sencha
6 2 (1.28%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.28%) Zend
7 1 (0.64%) AppDynamics
7 1 (0.64%) Nintex
7 1 (0.64%) SaltStack
7 1 (0.64%) StreamSets