Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 263 211 286
Rank change year-on-year -52 +75 -25
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 357 152 331
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.00% 1.10% 0.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.55% 5.50% 5.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 101 218
10th Percentile £388 £363 £279
25th Percentile £450 £425 £359
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £500 £513
Median % change year-on-year +15.00% -2.44% +2.50%
75th Percentile £680 £650 £625
90th Percentile £738 £731 £694
England median daily rate £550 £475 £474
% change year-on-year +15.79% +0.26% -1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 7
10th Percentile £44.50 £32.90 £35.20
25th Percentile £46.91 £33.54 £40.13
Median hourly rate £53.88 £36.23 £47.50
Median % change year-on-year +48.72% -23.74% +41.79%
75th Percentile £59.50 £38.04 £52.50
90th Percentile £63.25 £38.17 £54.45
England median hourly rate £50.13 £37.50 £43.75
% change year-on-year +33.67% -14.29% +25.90%

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 5,452 2,766 5,971
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.34% 20.06% 16.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,637 1,991 4,138
10th Percentile £350 £313 £308
25th Percentile £435 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £545 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +9.00% - -
75th Percentile £638 £588 £600
90th Percentile £725 £663 £700
England median daily rate £500 £485 £470
% change year-on-year +3.09% +3.19% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 30 96
10th Percentile £14.95 £17.69 £12.75
25th Percentile £20.27 £26.06 £19.81
Median hourly rate £36.25 £36.75 £28.25
Median % change year-on-year -1.36% +30.09% +41.25%
75th Percentile £51.88 £44.88 £48.94
90th Percentile £60.28 £53.88 £52.50
England median hourly rate £32.25 £31.61 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.02% -20.98% +74.44%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -43 45 £575 +21.05% 73
West London -10 8 £593 -10.90% 29
South London - 2 £200 - 3
Computer Science Degree
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 357 (100.00%) Degree
2 344 (96.36%) Computer Science
3 143 (40.06%) Social Skills
4 133 (37.25%) SQL
5 130 (36.41%) Finance
6 118 (33.05%) Java
6 118 (33.05%) Python
7 117 (32.77%) Agile Software Development
8 96 (26.89%) AWS
9 88 (24.65%) Azure
10 77 (21.57%) Analytics
11 70 (19.61%) Problem-Solving
12 58 (16.25%) Analytical Skills
12 58 (16.25%) Banking
13 49 (13.73%) DevOps
13 49 (13.73%) Kafka
14 48 (13.45%) Microservices
14 48 (13.45%) Hadoop
15 47 (13.17%) Apache Spark
16 44 (12.32%) JavaScript
17 43 (12.04%) HTML
17 43 (12.04%) Project Management
17 43 (12.04%) Git (software)
17 43 (12.04%) NoSQL
17 43 (12.04%) Data Pipeline
18 42 (11.76%) C#
18 42 (11.76%) C++
18 42 (11.76%) CSS
18 42 (11.76%) OO
19 41 (11.48%) Management Information System

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 47 (13.17%) Apache Spark
2 21 (5.88%) Apache Airflow
2 21 (5.88%) Luigi
3 9 (2.52%) Apache
4 8 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (1.96%) CMS
6 5 (1.40%) Confluence
7 4 (1.12%) Headless CMS
7 4 (1.12%) IIS
7 4 (1.12%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.84%) Jupyter
8 3 (0.84%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.56%) Appian
9 2 (0.56%) Drupal
9 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.56%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.56%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.28%) JBoss
10 1 (0.28%) nginx
Applications
1 15 (4.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (3.64%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (3.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (2.80%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.28%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.28%) CPLEX
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.28%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.28%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 96 (26.89%) AWS
2 88 (24.65%) Azure
3 32 (8.96%) GCP
4 29 (8.12%) Serverless
5 23 (6.44%) Amazon S3
6 20 (5.60%) Amazon EMR
6 20 (5.60%) PaaS
6 20 (5.60%) SaaS
7 17 (4.76%) Azure Functions
8 16 (4.48%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 15 (4.20%) Amazon EC2
9 15 (4.20%) IaaS
10 13 (3.64%) Cloud Computing
10 13 (3.64%) Power Platform
11 12 (3.36%) GitHub
12 9 (2.52%) Microsoft 365
13 7 (1.96%) Amazon ECS
13 7 (1.96%) Amazon EKS
14 6 (1.68%) AWS CodePipeline
14 6 (1.68%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.20%) FTP
1 15 (4.20%) Network Security
2 11 (3.08%) HTTP
3 9 (2.52%) DNS
4 8 (2.24%) Firewall
5 6 (1.68%) IPsec
6 5 (1.40%) SAN
6 5 (1.40%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (1.12%) DMZ
7 4 (1.12%) NAS
7 4 (1.12%) VoIP
7 4 (1.12%) VPN
8 3 (0.84%) BGP
8 3 (0.84%) DHCP
8 3 (0.84%) IPv4
8 3 (0.84%) OSPF
8 3 (0.84%) SSL
9 2 (0.56%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.56%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (13.45%) Hadoop
2 43 (12.04%) NoSQL
3 35 (9.80%) Apache Cassandra
4 34 (9.52%) Big Data
4 34 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
5 32 (8.96%) PostgreSQL
6 25 (7.00%) SQL Server
7 23 (6.44%) Metadata
8 21 (5.88%) Azkaban
9 18 (5.04%) Relational Database
10 15 (4.20%) Spark SQL
11 13 (3.64%) Data Lake
11 13 (3.64%) MySQL
12 12 (3.36%) HBase
12 12 (3.36%) Power BI
13 11 (3.08%) Amazon Redshift
13 11 (3.08%) Tableau
14 10 (2.80%) Oracle Database
15 9 (2.52%) BigQuery
15 9 (2.52%) DB2
Development Applications
1 43 (12.04%) Git (software)
2 31 (8.68%) Maven
3 28 (7.84%) Jenkins
4 18 (5.04%) Selenium
5 16 (4.48%) JIRA
6 15 (4.20%) GitLab
7 9 (2.52%) Subversion
8 6 (1.68%) Ant
8 6 (1.68%) Appium
8 6 (1.68%) Jasmine
8 6 (1.68%) Karma Test Runner
8 6 (1.68%) Postman
8 6 (1.68%) TestNG
9 5 (1.40%) ER Studio
9 5 (1.40%) ERwin
9 5 (1.40%) WebDriver
10 4 (1.12%) JUnit
10 4 (1.12%) Metasploit
10 4 (1.12%) Oracle APEX
10 4 (1.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 143 (40.06%) Social Skills
2 130 (36.41%) Finance
3 58 (16.25%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (16.25%) Banking
4 27 (7.56%) Investment Banking
5 23 (6.44%) Financial Institution
6 22 (6.16%) Presentation Skills
7 19 (5.32%) Legal
8 18 (5.04%) Front Office
9 15 (4.20%) Public Sector
10 11 (3.08%) Retail
11 8 (2.24%) Documentation Skills
12 7 (1.96%) German Language
13 6 (1.68%) Games
13 6 (1.68%) Marketing
13 6 (1.68%) Publishing
14 5 (1.40%) French Language
15 4 (1.12%) Electronics
15 4 (1.12%) Influencing Skills
15 4 (1.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 117 (32.77%) Developer
2 40 (11.20%) Java Developer
3 39 (10.92%) Data Engineer
4 32 (8.96%) Analyst
4 32 (8.96%) Senior Developer
5 21 (5.88%) Architect
6 16 (4.48%) Consultant
7 13 (3.64%) AWS Engineer
7 13 (3.64%) DevOps Engineer
7 13 (3.64%) Software Engineer
8 11 (3.08%) Data Analyst
8 11 (3.08%) Senior Java Developer
8 11 (3.08%) Support Engineer
9 10 (2.80%) Business Analyst
9 10 (2.80%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 10 (2.80%) Lead Developer
9 10 (2.80%) Python Developer
10 9 (2.52%) Azure Engineer
10 9 (2.52%) C++ Developer
10 9 (2.52%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (13.73%) Kafka
2 43 (12.04%) HTML
3 42 (11.76%) CSS
4 34 (9.52%) React
5 26 (7.28%) Spring
6 24 (6.72%) Web Services
7 23 (6.44%) AngularJS
7 23 (6.44%) REST
8 21 (5.88%) RESTful
9 19 (5.32%) Middleware
10 18 (5.04%) Spring Boot
11 17 (4.76%) Node.js
12 16 (4.48%) .NET
12 16 (4.48%) ARM Templates
13 15 (4.20%) JMS
14 13 (3.64%) Spark Streaming
15 12 (3.36%) JSON
15 12 (3.36%) XML
16 9 (2.52%) Java EE
17 8 (2.24%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 41 (11.48%) Management Information System
2 32 (8.96%) User Experience
3 24 (6.72%) Data Structures
4 21 (5.88%) Mobile App
5 18 (5.04%) Public Cloud
6 16 (4.48%) Data Centre
7 15 (4.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 14 (3.92%) Algorithms
9 10 (2.80%) Hedge funds
10 9 (2.52%) Cloud Native
11 8 (2.24%) Video on Demand
11 8 (2.24%) Video\Live Streaming
12 7 (1.96%) Equities
12 7 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
13 6 (1.68%) Data Protection Act
13 6 (1.68%) Derivative
13 6 (1.68%) Fixed Income
13 6 (1.68%) Legacy Systems
13 6 (1.68%) Market Risk
13 6 (1.68%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 31 (8.68%) Linux
2 18 (5.04%) Windows
3 17 (4.76%) Unix
4 11 (3.08%) Apple iOS
5 8 (2.24%) tvOS
6 6 (1.68%) Android
6 6 (1.68%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.84%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.56%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.56%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.28%) CentOS
9 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.28%) VMS
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 344 (96.36%) Computer Science
2 117 (32.77%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (21.57%) Analytics
4 70 (19.61%) Problem-Solving
5 49 (13.73%) DevOps
6 48 (13.45%) Microservices
7 43 (12.04%) Data Pipeline
7 43 (12.04%) Project Management
8 42 (11.76%) OO
9 41 (11.48%) Test Automation
10 39 (10.92%) Multithreading
11 37 (10.36%) Mathematics
11 37 (10.36%) Scrum
12 36 (10.08%) Software Engineering
13 34 (9.52%) Workflow
14 32 (8.96%) Data Science
15 29 (8.12%) Data Transformation
16 28 (7.84%) Data Modelling
17 27 (7.56%) Business Intelligence
17 27 (7.56%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 133 (37.25%) SQL
2 118 (33.05%) Java
2 118 (33.05%) Python
3 44 (12.32%) JavaScript
4 42 (11.76%) C#
4 42 (11.76%) C++
5 33 (9.24%) Java 8
6 30 (8.40%) Scala
7 20 (5.60%) Ruby
8 19 (5.32%) Perl
9 14 (3.92%) PL/SQL
9 14 (3.92%) TypeScript
10 10 (2.80%) C
10 10 (2.80%) Go
10 10 (2.80%) PowerShell
11 9 (2.52%) Shell Script
12 8 (2.24%) Apple Swift
12 8 (2.24%) VBA
13 7 (1.96%) Bash Shell
13 7 (1.96%) CQL
Qualifications
1 357 (100.00%) Degree
2 29 (8.12%) Master's Degree
3 19 (5.32%) CISSP
4 17 (4.76%) Security Cleared
5 15 (4.20%) CISM
6 14 (3.92%) SC Cleared
7 12 (3.36%) ISTQB
8 8 (2.24%) CISA
8 8 (2.24%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (1.68%) CRISC
9 6 (1.68%) Numerate Degree
10 5 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (1.40%) PMI Certification
10 5 (1.40%) SANS
10 5 (1.40%) TOGAF Certification
11 4 (1.12%) CCNA
11 4 (1.12%) CREST Certified
11 4 (1.12%) GIAC
11 4 (1.12%) MBA
11 4 (1.12%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.44%) QA
2 13 (3.64%) GDPR
3 12 (3.36%) GRC
4 11 (3.08%) Data Quality
5 7 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (1.40%) COBIT
6 5 (1.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (1.12%) Accessibility
7 4 (1.12%) NCSC
7 4 (1.12%) SLA
8 3 (0.84%) ITGC
8 3 (0.84%) NIST
8 3 (0.84%) WAI
9 2 (0.56%) GxP
9 2 (0.56%) SOC 1
9 2 (0.56%) SOC 2
10 1 (0.28%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.28%) MiFID
10 1 (0.28%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.28%) PSD2
System Software
1 36 (10.08%) Docker
2 8 (2.24%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 5 (1.40%) HDFS
4 5 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.84%) vSphere
6 2 (0.56%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 2 (0.56%) iptables
6 2 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.56%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.28%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.28%) KVM
7 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.28%) XenApp
7 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 29 (8.12%) Kubernetes
2 20 (5.60%) Terraform
3 10 (2.80%) RSA Archer
4 8 (2.24%) Prometheus
5 7 (1.96%) CSIRT
5 7 (1.96%) Single Sign-On
6 6 (1.68%) Grafana
7 5 (1.40%) Ansible
7 5 (1.40%) Nessus
7 5 (1.40%) Puppet
7 5 (1.40%) SCCM
8 4 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.56%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.56%) Istio
9 2 (0.56%) Kibana
9 2 (0.56%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.56%) SCOM
9 2 (0.56%) Sysdig
10 1 (0.28%) CASB
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 38 (10.64%) Microsoft
2 32 (8.96%) Oracle
3 27 (7.56%) Databricks
4 26 (7.28%) Google
5 17 (4.76%) Splunk
6 16 (4.48%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (3.36%) Qualys
8 10 (2.80%) Apple
9 9 (2.52%) Cisco
9 9 (2.52%) SAP
10 7 (1.96%) VMware
11 6 (1.68%) Bloomberg
11 6 (1.68%) ION Trading
11 6 (1.68%) Twitter
12 5 (1.40%) AppDynamics
12 5 (1.40%) Fidessa
12 5 (1.40%) Sybase
13 4 (1.12%) Dynatrace
13 4 (1.12%) Remedy
13 4 (1.12%) ServiceNow