Period
to 7 April 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 7 April 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
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 239 278 242
Rank change year-on-year +39 -36 +46
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 259 386 522
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.04% 0.90% 1.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.60% 5.47% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 241 349
Median daily rate £550 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £363 £313 £313
90th Percentile £725 £713 £725
England median daily rate £526 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.79% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 19
Median hourly rate £48.89 £53.70 £26.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.96% +101.92% -78.72%
10th Percentile £38.63 £28.50 £16.89
90th Percentile £52.75 £137.50 £48.35
England median hourly rate £35.00 £44.35 £42.00
% change year-on-year -21.07% +5.58% +180.00%

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 4,621 7,051 8,188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 18.62% 16.50% 17.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,020 4,488 5,312
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £305 £300 £263
90th Percentile £675 £682 £675
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 153 228
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +62.79% -24.15%
10th Percentile £20.28 £15.00 £14.00
90th Percentile £52.85 £59.58 £48.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +9.38% +36.17% -18.97%

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 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Computer Science Degree in London over the 6 months to 7 April 2020.

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 April 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 +59 49 £538 +2.38% 64
West London +43 16 £550 +22.22% 21
South London +41 6 £525 +20.00% 5
East London +46 1 £450 -18.18% 6
North London - 1 £550 - 4
Computer Science Degree
England

For the 6 months to 7 April 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.

1 258 (99.61%) Degree
2 257 (99.23%) Computer Science
3 108 (41.70%) Agile Software Development
4 103 (39.77%) Java
5 70 (27.03%) JavaScript
6 65 (25.10%) SQL
7 62 (23.94%) Azure
8 56 (21.62%) C#
8 56 (21.62%) Finance
9 55 (21.24%) DevOps
10 52 (20.08%) Python
11 45 (17.37%) Microservices
12 41 (15.83%) HTML
13 39 (15.06%) Software Engineering
13 39 (15.06%) SQL Server
13 39 (15.06%) Web Services
13 39 (15.06%) Multithreading
14 37 (14.29%) CSS
15 36 (13.90%) Open Source
15 36 (13.90%) REST
15 36 (13.90%) Analytical Skills
16 35 (13.51%) Big Data
17 34 (13.13%) Master's Degree
18 33 (12.74%) Git (software)
18 33 (12.74%) Microsoft
18 33 (12.74%) Banking
19 32 (12.36%) SaaS
20 31 (11.97%) Continuous Integration
20 31 (11.97%) OO
20 31 (11.97%) Kubernetes

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 (4.25%) Apache Spark
1 11 (4.25%) WebSphere
2 10 (3.86%) WebLogic
3 6 (2.32%) CMS
3 6 (2.32%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (1.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (1.16%) IIS
5 3 (1.16%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.16%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.77%) Apache
6 2 (0.77%) ArcGIS
6 2 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.77%) JBoss
6 2 (0.77%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.39%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.39%) Appian
7 1 (0.39%) Headless CMS
7 1 (0.39%) Luigi
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 10 (3.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.54%) Chatbot
4 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.39%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.54%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.77%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.39%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 62 (23.94%) Azure
2 32 (12.36%) SaaS
3 28 (10.81%) AWS
4 23 (8.88%) GCP
5 21 (8.11%) IaaS
6 19 (7.34%) PaaS
7 13 (5.02%) GitHub
8 10 (3.86%) Stackdriver
9 5 (1.93%) Office 365
10 4 (1.54%) Apigee
10 4 (1.54%) Boomi
11 3 (1.16%) Azure LUIS
11 3 (1.16%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.77%) Datadog
12 2 (0.77%) Power Platform
12 2 (0.77%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 2 (0.77%) Serverless
13 1 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.39%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.63%) HTTP
2 8 (3.09%) DNS
3 4 (1.54%) Firewall
4 3 (1.16%) Internet
4 3 (1.16%) VPN
5 2 (0.77%) 2G
5 2 (0.77%) 3G
5 2 (0.77%) 3GPP
5 2 (0.77%) 4G
5 2 (0.77%) 5G
5 2 (0.77%) LTE
5 2 (0.77%) NetScaler
5 2 (0.77%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (0.77%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.77%) VoLTE
5 2 (0.77%) WCDMA
5 2 (0.77%) Wireshark
5 2 (0.77%) XCAP
6 1 (0.39%) SMTP
6 1 (0.39%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (15.06%) SQL Server
2 35 (13.51%) Big Data
3 18 (6.95%) Relational Database
4 15 (5.79%) Hadoop
5 13 (5.02%) MongoDB
6 10 (3.86%) MySQL
7 8 (3.09%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (3.09%) NoSQL
8 7 (2.70%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.93%) Jackrabbit
9 5 (1.93%) Oracle Database 12c
9 5 (1.93%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.54%) Pentaho
10 4 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (1.16%) BigQuery
11 3 (1.16%) Bigtable
12 2 (0.77%) Blockchain
12 2 (0.77%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 33 (12.74%) Git (software)
2 15 (5.79%) JUnit
2 15 (5.79%) Maven
3 12 (4.63%) git-flow
3 12 (4.63%) Jenkins
4 11 (4.25%) Mockito
5 10 (3.86%) Ant
5 10 (3.86%) JIRA
5 10 (3.86%) JMeter
6 9 (3.47%) Gradle
7 8 (3.09%) Octopus Deploy
7 8 (3.09%) TeamCity
8 7 (2.70%) Artifactory
8 7 (2.70%) Bower
8 7 (2.70%) Grunt
8 7 (2.70%) gulp
9 6 (2.32%) Clang
10 5 (1.93%) Selenium
11 4 (1.54%) Cypress.io
12 3 (1.16%) Visual Studio
General
1 56 (21.62%) Finance
2 33 (12.74%) Banking
3 25 (9.65%) Front Office
4 22 (8.49%) Investment Banking
5 19 (7.34%) Public Sector
6 11 (4.25%) Financial Institution
7 7 (2.70%) Back Office
7 7 (2.70%) Marketing
8 5 (1.93%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.77%) Electronics
9 2 (0.77%) Games
9 2 (0.77%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.39%) Advertising
10 1 (0.39%) Norwegian Language
10 1 (0.39%) Polish Language
10 1 (0.39%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 118 (45.56%) Developer
2 40 (15.44%) Java Developer
3 28 (10.81%) C# Developer
4 18 (6.95%) Senior Developer
5 16 (6.18%) Front Office Developer
6 14 (5.41%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 14 (5.41%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
7 13 (5.02%) Analyst
7 13 (5.02%) Consultant
7 13 (5.02%) Low Latency Java Developer
8 12 (4.63%) Architect
8 12 (4.63%) Python Developer
9 10 (3.86%) React Developer
10 9 (3.47%) .NET Developer
10 9 (3.47%) Business Systems Analyst
10 9 (3.47%) Support Engineer
10 9 (3.47%) Systems Analyst
11 8 (3.09%) EDI Analyst
11 8 (3.09%) JavaScript Developer
11 8 (3.09%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (15.83%) HTML
2 39 (15.06%) Web Services
3 37 (14.29%) CSS
4 36 (13.90%) REST
5 23 (8.88%) XML
6 22 (8.49%) .NET
6 22 (8.49%) HTML5
6 22 (8.49%) RESTful
7 21 (8.11%) React
8 19 (7.34%) AngularJS
8 19 (7.34%) Spring
9 17 (6.56%) JSON
10 16 (6.18%) Kafka
11 13 (5.02%) EDI
11 13 (5.02%) J2EE
12 10 (3.86%) .NET Framework
12 10 (3.86%) ASP.NET
12 10 (3.86%) jQuery
12 10 (3.86%) Natural Language Processing
12 10 (3.86%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (13.90%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (11.58%) User Experience
3 21 (8.11%) Greenfield Project
4 20 (7.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 17 (6.56%) Enterprise Software
5 17 (6.56%) Mobile App
6 15 (5.79%) Data Structures
7 10 (3.86%) Hybrid Cloud
7 10 (3.86%) Mobile Payment
7 10 (3.86%) Public Cloud
8 8 (3.09%) Management Information System
8 8 (3.09%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (2.70%) Data Centre
10 6 (2.32%) Algorithms
10 6 (2.32%) Hedge funds
11 4 (1.54%) Fixed Income
12 3 (1.16%) Client/Server
12 3 (1.16%) Derivative
12 3 (1.16%) Equity Derivative
12 3 (1.16%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 26 (10.04%) Linux
2 18 (6.95%) Unix
3 15 (5.79%) Windows
4 8 (3.09%) Android
5 7 (2.70%) Apple iOS
6 6 (2.32%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.77%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.39%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 257 (99.23%) Computer Science
2 108 (41.70%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (21.24%) DevOps
4 45 (17.37%) Microservices
5 39 (15.06%) Multithreading
5 39 (15.06%) Software Engineering
6 36 (13.90%) Open Source
7 31 (11.97%) Continuous Integration
7 31 (11.97%) OO
8 30 (11.58%) High Availability
9 29 (11.20%) Problem-Solving
10 23 (8.88%) Analytics
10 23 (8.88%) Mathematics
10 23 (8.88%) OOD
10 23 (8.88%) Risk Management
11 22 (8.49%) API Design
11 22 (8.49%) Low Latency
11 22 (8.49%) Machine Learning
11 22 (8.49%) Thought Leadership
11 22 (8.49%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 103 (39.77%) Java
2 70 (27.03%) JavaScript
3 65 (25.10%) SQL
4 56 (21.62%) C#
5 52 (20.08%) Python
6 19 (7.34%) C++
7 13 (5.02%) Kotlin
8 12 (4.63%) Scala
9 11 (4.25%) Java 8
9 11 (4.25%) TypeScript
10 9 (3.47%) Objective-C
11 8 (3.09%) PHP
11 8 (3.09%) Shell Script
11 8 (3.09%) T-SQL
12 6 (2.32%) Ruby
13 5 (1.93%) Haskell
13 5 (1.93%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.93%) PowerShell
13 5 (1.93%) VB
14 4 (1.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 258 (99.61%) Degree
2 34 (13.13%) Master's Degree
3 7 (2.70%) Numerate Degree
4 6 (2.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (2.32%) PhD
4 6 (2.32%) Security Cleared
5 5 (1.93%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.54%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.16%) AWS Certification
7 3 (1.16%) CCNA
7 3 (1.16%) MCP
8 2 (0.77%) CISA
8 2 (0.77%) CISM
8 2 (0.77%) MCSE
9 1 (0.39%) CCIE
9 1 (0.39%) CCNP
9 1 (0.39%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.39%) MCTS
9 1 (0.39%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.39%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.56%) QA
2 4 (1.54%) GDPR
3 2 (0.77%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.77%) SLA
4 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.39%) PMO
System Software
1 26 (10.04%) Docker
2 7 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.32%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (1.54%) vSphere
5 3 (1.16%) HDFS
6 2 (0.77%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.77%) XenApp
7 1 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.39%) etcd
7 1 (0.39%) NFS
7 1 (0.39%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 31 (11.97%) Kubernetes
2 15 (5.79%) Terraform
3 14 (5.41%) Ansible
4 6 (2.32%) Puppet
5 3 (1.16%) Grafana
5 3 (1.16%) Kibana
5 3 (1.16%) Nagios
5 3 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.16%) Packer
5 3 (1.16%) SCCM
6 2 (0.77%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.77%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (0.39%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.39%) Graphite
7 1 (0.39%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (0.39%) logstash
7 1 (0.39%) QRadar
7 1 (0.39%) Rundeck
7 1 (0.39%) SCOM
7 1 (0.39%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 33 (12.74%) Microsoft
2 25 (9.65%) Oracle
3 15 (5.79%) Google
4 13 (5.02%) Splunk
5 8 (3.09%) Dynatrace
5 8 (3.09%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (2.70%) Adobe
6 7 (2.70%) Cisco
6 7 (2.70%) Dell
6 7 (2.70%) VMware
7 6 (2.32%) Tableau
8 5 (1.93%) Citrix
8 5 (1.93%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.54%) Cloudera
9 4 (1.54%) Mashery
9 4 (1.54%) MuleSoft
10 3 (1.16%) EMC
10 3 (1.16%) HP
10 3 (1.16%) Jitterbit
11 2 (0.77%) CA