Period
to 18 January 2022

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 January 2022 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 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 278 223 268
Rank change year-on-year -55 +45 +17
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 346 187 285
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.93% 1.08% 0.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.17% 5.65% 5.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 123 192
10th Percentile £400 £361 £295
25th Percentile £463 £419 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +15.00% -4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £700 £650 £600
90th Percentile £788 £731 £695
England median daily rate £550 £481 £488
% change year-on-year +14.40% -1.38% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 8
10th Percentile £49.00 £17.76 £33.03
25th Percentile £50.31 £20.21 £35.69
Median hourly rate £55.00 £25.60 £47.00
Median % change year-on-year +114.84% -45.53% +40.30%
75th Percentile £59.63 £32.16 £52.63
90th Percentile £60.90 £35.32 £53.75
England median hourly rate £49.00 £34.95 £42.50
% change year-on-year +40.20% -17.76% +6.25%

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 5,607 3,311 5,426
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.00% 19.19% 18.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,722 2,335 3,846
10th Percentile £362 £313 £300
25th Percentile £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £588 £600
90th Percentile £738 £672 £688
England median daily rate £520 £475 £466
% change year-on-year +9.47% +1.99% +3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 48 87
10th Percentile £18.00 £17.09 £18.31
25th Percentile £26.25 £25.16 £22.17
Median hourly rate £44.50 £35.75 £38.00
Median % change year-on-year +24.48% -5.92% +65.72%
75th Percentile £49.25 £54.25 £50.63
90th Percentile £60.53 £60.00 £52.70
England median hourly rate £38.50 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -3.75% +23.08% +23.04%

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 January 2022.

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 18 January 2022. 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 -26 57 £575 +21.05% 64
West London -13 8 £593 -15.36% 16
South London - 3 £450 - 7
Computer Science Degree
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, 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.

1 346 (100.00%) Degree
2 336 (97.11%) Computer Science
3 158 (45.66%) Social Skills
4 134 (38.73%) Agile Software Development
5 129 (37.28%) Finance
6 123 (35.55%) Java
7 115 (33.24%) SQL
8 81 (23.41%) Python
9 80 (23.12%) AWS
10 77 (22.25%) Azure
11 67 (19.36%) C#
12 64 (18.50%) Problem-Solving
13 63 (18.21%) Analytical Skills
14 62 (17.92%) Banking
15 61 (17.63%) Test Automation
16 59 (17.05%) JavaScript
17 58 (16.76%) DevOps
18 53 (15.32%) Analytics
19 50 (14.45%) Multithreading
20 49 (14.16%) C++
21 45 (13.01%) Software Engineering
22 44 (12.72%) Scrum
23 43 (12.43%) Microservices
24 40 (11.56%) Mathematics
25 39 (11.27%) React
26 38 (10.98%) Front Office
26 38 (10.98%) HTML
27 37 (10.69%) CSS
27 37 (10.69%) Low Latency
27 37 (10.69%) NoSQL

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 25 (7.23%) Apache Spark
2 11 (3.18%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (2.60%) Confluence
4 7 (2.02%) Apache
5 5 (1.45%) Apache Airflow
5 5 (1.45%) Headless CMS
5 5 (1.45%) IIS
5 5 (1.45%) Luigi
5 5 (1.45%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.16%) Appian
6 4 (1.16%) JBoss
7 3 (0.87%) Jupyter
7 3 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.29%) CMS
9 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (3.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.31%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.16%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.29%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.29%) CPLEX
6 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.58%) NetSuite
1 2 (0.58%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
2 1 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.29%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.29%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 80 (23.12%) AWS
2 77 (22.25%) Azure
3 31 (8.96%) GCP
4 22 (6.36%) PaaS
5 20 (5.78%) Serverless
6 19 (5.49%) SaaS
7 18 (5.20%) GitHub
8 16 (4.62%) IaaS
8 16 (4.62%) Power Platform
9 15 (4.34%) Amazon EMR
10 13 (3.76%) Amazon S3
11 12 (3.47%) npm
12 10 (2.89%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 10 (2.89%) Cloud Computing
13 8 (2.31%) Amazon Kinesis
13 8 (2.31%) Azure Functions
14 7 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
14 7 (2.02%) Amazon EKS
14 7 (2.02%) Datadog
14 7 (2.02%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.36%) Network Security
2 11 (3.18%) DNS
3 8 (2.31%) Firewall
4 7 (2.02%) FTP
4 7 (2.02%) TCP/IP
4 7 (2.02%) Wireless
5 6 (1.73%) 802.11
5 6 (1.73%) DHCP
5 6 (1.73%) HTTP
5 6 (1.73%) IPsec
6 5 (1.45%) BGP
6 5 (1.45%) Internet
6 5 (1.45%) OSPF
6 5 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (1.16%) SD-WAN
7 4 (1.16%) VPN
8 3 (0.87%) ADSL
8 3 (0.87%) Broadband
8 3 (0.87%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.87%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (10.69%) NoSQL
2 33 (9.54%) Hadoop
3 31 (8.96%) SQL Server
4 29 (8.38%) Data Warehouse
5 22 (6.36%) PostgreSQL
6 21 (6.07%) Big Data
7 15 (4.34%) Power BI
7 15 (4.34%) Redis
8 14 (4.05%) Apache Cassandra
8 14 (4.05%) Relational Database
9 13 (3.76%) MySQL
10 12 (3.47%) DB2
11 11 (3.18%) Data Lake
12 10 (2.89%) MongoDB
13 8 (2.31%) Apache Hive
14 7 (2.02%) Tableau
15 6 (1.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 6 (1.73%) BigQuery
16 5 (1.45%) Amazon Redshift
16 5 (1.45%) Azkaban
Development Applications
1 30 (8.67%) Jenkins
2 29 (8.38%) Git (software)
3 23 (6.65%) JIRA
4 19 (5.49%) Selenium
5 14 (4.05%) GitLab
5 14 (4.05%) Maven
6 11 (3.18%) JUnit
7 7 (2.02%) Cucumber
7 7 (2.02%) TestNG
8 6 (1.73%) Jasmine
8 6 (1.73%) Visual Studio
8 6 (1.73%) WebDriver
9 5 (1.45%) CircleCI
9 5 (1.45%) Mocha
9 5 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (1.45%) Postman
9 5 (1.45%) SpecFlow
9 5 (1.45%) TeamCity
9 5 (1.45%) Zephyr
10 4 (1.16%) Burp Suite
General
1 158 (45.66%) Social Skills
2 129 (37.28%) Finance
3 63 (18.21%) Analytical Skills
4 62 (17.92%) Banking
5 38 (10.98%) Front Office
6 25 (7.23%) Investment Banking
7 22 (6.36%) Financial Institution
8 19 (5.49%) Presentation Skills
9 18 (5.20%) Legal
10 14 (4.05%) Public Sector
11 12 (3.47%) Electronics
11 12 (3.47%) Marketing
12 11 (3.18%) Telecoms
13 10 (2.89%) Publishing
13 10 (2.89%) Retail
14 6 (1.73%) Documentation Skills
15 5 (1.45%) Games
16 4 (1.16%) Organisational Skills
17 3 (0.87%) Influencing Skills
17 3 (0.87%) Law
Job Titles
1 133 (38.44%) Developer
2 46 (13.29%) Java Developer
3 27 (7.80%) Analyst
4 24 (6.94%) Electronic Trading Developer
4 24 (6.94%) Senior Developer
5 23 (6.65%) Architect
5 23 (6.65%) Data Engineer
6 16 (4.62%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
6 16 (4.62%) Low Latency Java Developer
7 15 (4.34%) Software Engineer
8 13 (3.76%) DevOps Engineer
9 10 (2.89%) AWS Engineer
10 9 (2.60%) .NET Developer
10 9 (2.60%) C# Developer
11 8 (2.31%) AWS DevOps
11 8 (2.31%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 8 (2.31%) Network Engineer
11 8 (2.31%) Security Analyst
11 8 (2.31%) Senior Software Engineer
11 8 (2.31%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (11.27%) React
2 38 (10.98%) HTML
3 37 (10.69%) CSS
4 33 (9.54%) AngularJS
5 27 (7.80%) .NET
5 27 (7.80%) Kafka
6 26 (7.51%) Spring
7 24 (6.94%) Node.js
7 24 (6.94%) REST
8 18 (5.20%) RESTful
9 17 (4.91%) Web Services
10 16 (4.62%) Spring Boot
11 15 (4.34%) .NET Framework
12 11 (3.18%) HTML5
13 9 (2.60%) CSS3
13 9 (2.60%) GraphQL
13 9 (2.60%) JMS
14 8 (2.31%) J2EE
14 8 (2.31%) JSON
14 8 (2.31%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 35 (10.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 30 (8.67%) User Experience
3 29 (8.38%) Management Information System
4 17 (4.91%) Public Cloud
5 15 (4.34%) Mobile App
6 12 (3.47%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (3.18%) Virtual Team
8 10 (2.89%) Algorithms
8 10 (2.89%) Analytical Mindset
8 10 (2.89%) Equities
9 9 (2.60%) Data Centre
9 9 (2.60%) Hedge funds
10 6 (1.73%) Cloud Native
10 6 (1.73%) Data Protection Act
10 6 (1.73%) Data Structures
10 6 (1.73%) iSeries
10 6 (1.73%) Reinsurance
11 5 (1.45%) Fixed Income
11 5 (1.45%) Market Risk
11 5 (1.45%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 31 (8.96%) Linux
2 22 (6.36%) Windows
3 19 (5.49%) Unix
4 13 (3.76%) Apple iOS
5 10 (2.89%) Android
6 6 (1.73%) Mac OS X
7 5 (1.45%) tvOS
8 4 (1.16%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.58%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.58%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.29%) VMS
10 1 (0.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 336 (97.11%) Computer Science
2 134 (38.73%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (18.50%) Problem-Solving
4 61 (17.63%) Test Automation
5 58 (16.76%) DevOps
6 53 (15.32%) Analytics
7 50 (14.45%) Multithreading
8 45 (13.01%) Software Engineering
9 44 (12.72%) Scrum
10 43 (12.43%) Microservices
11 40 (11.56%) Mathematics
12 37 (10.69%) Low Latency
13 28 (8.09%) Electronic Trading
13 28 (8.09%) Project Management
14 27 (7.80%) Business Intelligence
14 27 (7.80%) Risk Management
15 26 (7.51%) Cybersecurity
16 23 (6.65%) Continuous Improvement
16 23 (6.65%) TDD
17 22 (6.36%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 123 (35.55%) Java
2 115 (33.24%) SQL
3 81 (23.41%) Python
4 67 (19.36%) C#
5 59 (17.05%) JavaScript
6 49 (14.16%) C++
7 19 (5.49%) Java 8
7 19 (5.49%) TypeScript
8 18 (5.20%) Scala
9 12 (3.47%) Perl
9 12 (3.47%) Ruby
10 10 (2.89%) C
10 10 (2.89%) Go
11 9 (2.60%) PowerShell
12 8 (2.31%) Java 11
12 8 (2.31%) Shell Script
13 7 (2.02%) Bash
14 6 (1.73%) PL/SQL
14 6 (1.73%) R
15 5 (1.45%) ES6
Qualifications
1 346 (100.00%) Degree
2 29 (8.38%) Master's Degree
3 14 (4.05%) CISSP
4 13 (3.76%) ISTQB
5 11 (3.18%) CISM
6 9 (2.60%) Numerate Degree
7 8 (2.31%) AWS Certification
7 8 (2.31%) CCNA
7 8 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (2.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (2.02%) Security Cleared
9 6 (1.73%) CISA
9 6 (1.73%) CREST Certified
9 6 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (1.73%) SANS
10 5 (1.45%) CCNP
10 5 (1.45%) ISEB
10 5 (1.45%) SC Cleared
11 4 (1.16%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.07%) QA
2 13 (3.76%) GDPR
3 12 (3.47%) GRC
4 7 (2.02%) Data Quality
5 6 (1.73%) NCSC
5 6 (1.73%) SLA
6 5 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (1.16%) Accessibility
7 4 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.87%) COBIT
8 3 (0.87%) SOC 1
8 3 (0.87%) SOC 2
9 1 (0.29%) GxP
9 1 (0.29%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.29%) ITGC
9 1 (0.29%) NIST
9 1 (0.29%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.29%) PSD2
9 1 (0.29%) WCAG
System Software
1 34 (9.83%) Docker
2 8 (2.31%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.45%) HDFS
5 4 (1.16%) VMware NSX
6 3 (0.87%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (0.87%) vSphere
7 2 (0.58%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.58%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.29%) KVM
8 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 31 (8.96%) Kubernetes
2 21 (6.07%) Terraform
3 10 (2.89%) RSA Archer
4 9 (2.60%) Prometheus
5 8 (2.31%) Ansible
6 7 (2.02%) Grafana
7 6 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (1.73%) Puppet
8 5 (1.45%) CSIRT
8 5 (1.45%) SCCM
9 4 (1.16%) Nessus
10 2 (0.58%) CA Service Virtualization
10 2 (0.58%) ITRS Geneos
11 1 (0.29%) CA Wily
11 1 (0.29%) CASB
11 1 (0.29%) Istio
11 1 (0.29%) Kibana
11 1 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Management
11 1 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 1 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 36 (10.40%) Microsoft
2 23 (6.65%) Oracle
3 19 (5.49%) Google
4 13 (3.76%) Databricks
4 13 (3.76%) Splunk
5 12 (3.47%) Kenna
5 12 (3.47%) Qualys
6 8 (2.31%) Apple
6 8 (2.31%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (2.31%) VMware
7 7 (2.02%) Informatica
8 6 (1.73%) AppDynamics
8 6 (1.73%) Cisco
8 6 (1.73%) Guidewire
8 6 (1.73%) Remedy
8 6 (1.73%) Sybase
9 5 (1.45%) Bloomberg
9 5 (1.45%) Fidessa
9 5 (1.45%) ION Trading
9 5 (1.45%) ServiceNow