Period
to 18 February 2018

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 February 2018 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 244 254 262
Rank change year-on-year +10 +8 -1
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 491 387 404
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.06% 0.94% 0.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.18% 5.65% 5.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 256 262
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £275
90th Percentile £701 £647 £713
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 3
London median hourly rate £38.02 £21.69 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.29% +37.54% -60.58%
10th Percentile £17.52 £14.00 £11.68
90th Percentile £48.70 £22.61 £16.12
England median hourly rate £33.54 £17.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +91.66% -53.33% +117.39%

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 7,941 6,844 7,755
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.18% 16.69% 17.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,259 4,493 5,244
London median daily rate £490 £453 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.29% +0.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £258 £275 £263
90th Percentile £670 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 128 127
London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.85 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.00% +9.23% +17.65%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.60 £12.02
90th Percentile £50.32 £50.00 £43.39
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% +3.77% +39.47%

Computer Science Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Computer Science Degree as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Science Degree in London

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree in London over the 6 months to 18 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Computer Science Degree in London

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Science Degree in London

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree in London over the 6 months to 18 February 2018.

Contractor 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 February 2018. 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 -23 79 £525 +5.00% 86
West London -15 29 £369 -18.06% 36
East London 0 12 £625 +47.06% 9
South London -44 4 £463 +2.78% 2
Computer Science Degree
England

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, 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.

1 489 (99.59%) Degree
2 466 (94.91%) Computer Science
3 168 (34.22%) Java
4 165 (33.60%) Agile Software Development
5 129 (26.27%) Finance
6 113 (23.01%) Linux
7 102 (20.77%) SQL
8 95 (19.35%) JavaScript
9 93 (18.94%) C#
9 93 (18.94%) Python
10 89 (18.13%) Analytical Skills
11 79 (16.09%) Git (software)
12 76 (15.48%) Mathematics
13 74 (15.07%) C++
14 70 (14.26%) Banking
15 69 (14.05%) Microsoft
15 69 (14.05%) Amazon AWS
16 65 (13.24%) TDD
17 64 (13.03%) HTML
18 60 (12.22%) Software Engineering
19 59 (12.02%) Windows
19 59 (12.02%) SDLC
20 58 (11.81%) SQL Server
21 54 (11.00%) Scrum
21 54 (11.00%) JIRA
21 54 (11.00%) QA
22 53 (10.79%) OO
23 52 (10.59%) Web Services
24 49 (9.98%) CSS
24 49 (9.98%) AngularJS

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 (5.09%) Confluence
2 20 (4.07%) CMS
3 15 (3.05%) Elasticsearch
3 15 (3.05%) OpenStack
4 14 (2.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 13 (2.65%) Apache Spark
6 9 (1.83%) nginx
7 7 (1.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 7 (1.43%) Apache
7 7 (1.43%) Apache Solr
7 7 (1.43%) MS Exchange
7 7 (1.43%) SharePoint
7 7 (1.43%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.02%) SAS
9 4 (0.81%) Drupal
9 4 (0.81%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.61%) JBoss
10 3 (0.61%) Kentico
10 3 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.61%) Umbraco
Applications
1 17 (3.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.81%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (0.81%) SPSS
3 2 (0.41%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.41%) GIMP
3 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.41%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.61%) HiPortfolio
1 3 (0.61%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.41%) Radian6
2 2 (0.41%) Social Studio
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.20%) Magento
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 69 (14.05%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (6.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (3.26%) Amazon S3
3 16 (3.26%) OpenShift
4 15 (3.05%) Office 365
5 9 (1.83%) Amazon SQS
5 9 (1.83%) GitHub
5 9 (1.83%) Serverless
6 8 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (1.63%) IaaS
6 8 (1.63%) PaaS
7 7 (1.43%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (1.22%) Google Analytics
8 6 (1.22%) Mimecast
9 5 (1.02%) SaaS
10 4 (0.81%) Adobe Analytics
10 4 (0.81%) CloudFront
10 4 (0.81%) npm
10 4 (0.81%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 4 (0.81%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.30%) Internet
2 20 (4.07%) HTTP
3 14 (2.85%) SSL
3 14 (2.85%) TCP/IP
4 13 (2.65%) Firewall
4 13 (2.65%) VPN
5 10 (2.04%) Cisco IOS
6 9 (1.83%) FTP
7 7 (1.43%) DNS
8 6 (1.22%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (1.02%) Kerberos
9 5 (1.02%) SSH
10 4 (0.81%) Bluetooth
10 4 (0.81%) H.323
10 4 (0.81%) IPsec
10 4 (0.81%) ISDN
10 4 (0.81%) LAN
10 4 (0.81%) PBX
10 4 (0.81%) SMTP
11 3 (0.61%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (11.81%) SQL Server
2 47 (9.57%) MySQL
3 43 (8.76%) NoSQL
4 36 (7.33%) Big Data
5 30 (6.11%) Relational Database
6 29 (5.91%) PostgreSQL
7 27 (5.50%) MongoDB
8 22 (4.48%) Apache Cassandra
9 18 (3.67%) Hadoop
9 18 (3.67%) Redis
10 15 (3.05%) Oracle Database
10 15 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 14 (2.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 14 (2.85%) HBase
12 13 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (2.04%) RDBMS
14 8 (1.63%) Apache Hive
15 7 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 7 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 6 (1.22%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 79 (16.09%) Git (software)
2 54 (11.00%) JIRA
3 34 (6.92%) Bitbucket
4 33 (6.72%) Jenkins
5 27 (5.50%) Cucumber
6 20 (4.07%) Selenium
7 18 (3.67%) TeamCity
8 16 (3.26%) Maven
8 16 (3.26%) Mercurial
9 13 (2.65%) GitLab
10 11 (2.24%) Babel
10 11 (2.24%) Gradle
10 11 (2.24%) webpack
10 11 (2.24%) Xcode
11 10 (2.04%) Subversion
12 9 (1.83%) Appium
13 8 (1.63%) JUnit
13 8 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (1.63%) Visual Studio
14 5 (1.02%) MSTest
General
1 129 (26.27%) Finance
2 70 (14.26%) Banking
3 46 (9.37%) Front Office
4 29 (5.91%) Investment Banking
5 25 (5.09%) Telecoms
6 18 (3.67%) Marketing
7 16 (3.26%) Games
8 14 (2.85%) Publishing
8 14 (2.85%) Retail
9 13 (2.65%) Financial Institution
10 10 (2.04%) Advertising
11 8 (1.63%) Legal
11 8 (1.63%) Spanish Language
12 6 (1.22%) Electronics
13 5 (1.02%) Back Office
14 4 (0.81%) Italian Language
15 2 (0.41%) Digital Economy
15 2 (0.41%) French Language
15 2 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.20%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 260 (52.95%) Developer
2 82 (16.70%) Java Developer
3 50 (10.18%) Analyst
4 46 (9.37%) Senior Developer
5 43 (8.76%) C# Developer
6 32 (6.52%) Senior Java Developer
7 20 (4.07%) iOS Developer
8 17 (3.46%) Python Developer
9 15 (3.05%) Consultant
9 15 (3.05%) Software Engineer
10 14 (2.85%) AWS Developer
10 14 (2.85%) DevOps Engineer
10 14 (2.85%) Full Stack Developer
10 14 (2.85%) JavaScript Developer
10 14 (2.85%) React Developer
10 14 (2.85%) Tester
11 13 (2.65%) Business Analyst
11 13 (2.65%) SQL Developer
11 13 (2.65%) Test Analyst
12 12 (2.44%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (13.03%) HTML
2 52 (10.59%) Web Services
3 49 (9.98%) AngularJS
3 49 (9.98%) CSS
4 46 (9.37%) .NET
4 46 (9.37%) Spring
5 45 (9.16%) RESTful
6 37 (7.54%) REST
7 32 (6.52%) WPF
8 31 (6.31%) HTML5
9 30 (6.11%) Node.js
10 29 (5.91%) jQuery
11 27 (5.50%) Hibernate
11 27 (5.50%) React
12 26 (5.30%) XML
13 25 (5.09%) FIX Protocol
14 24 (4.89%) RabbitMQ
15 17 (3.46%) Kafka
15 17 (3.46%) WCF
16 16 (3.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 466 (94.91%) Computer Science
2 89 (18.13%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (9.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 36 (7.33%) User Experience
5 28 (5.70%) Algorithms
6 26 (5.30%) Greenfield Project
7 25 (5.09%) Data Structures
7 25 (5.09%) Mobile App
8 14 (2.85%) Derivative
8 14 (2.85%) Fixed Income
9 13 (2.65%) Management Information System
10 12 (2.44%) Credit Risk
11 11 (2.24%) Fintech
11 11 (2.24%) iPad
11 11 (2.24%) iPhone
12 10 (2.04%) Data Centre
13 8 (1.63%) Social Media
14 7 (1.43%) Equities
14 7 (1.43%) Market Risk
15 6 (1.22%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 113 (23.01%) Linux
2 59 (12.02%) Windows
3 47 (9.57%) Android
4 34 (6.92%) Apple iOS
5 31 (6.31%) Unix
6 18 (3.67%) Windows Server
7 6 (1.22%) Mac OS
7 6 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.02%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.81%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.61%) CentOS
10 3 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.41%) Debian
11 2 (0.41%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.20%) AIX
12 1 (0.20%) Fedora
12 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (33.60%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (15.48%) Mathematics
3 65 (13.24%) TDD
4 60 (12.22%) Software Engineering
5 59 (12.02%) SDLC
6 54 (11.00%) Scrum
7 53 (10.79%) OO
8 49 (9.98%) Test Automation
9 44 (8.96%) Low Latency
10 43 (8.76%) DevOps
10 43 (8.76%) Electronic Trading
10 43 (8.76%) Multithreading
11 42 (8.55%) BDD
12 40 (8.15%) Continuous Integration
13 38 (7.74%) Analytics
14 36 (7.33%) E-Commerce
14 36 (7.33%) SOA
15 29 (5.91%) iOS Development
16 28 (5.70%) Front End Development
17 26 (5.30%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 168 (34.22%) Java
2 102 (20.77%) SQL
3 95 (19.35%) JavaScript
4 93 (18.94%) C#
4 93 (18.94%) Python
5 74 (15.07%) C++
6 28 (5.70%) C
7 25 (5.09%) Ruby
8 23 (4.68%) Scala
9 22 (4.48%) Apple Swift
10 18 (3.67%) ES6
11 16 (3.26%) Perl
11 16 (3.26%) PowerShell
12 15 (3.05%) Objective-C
12 15 (3.05%) R
13 12 (2.44%) PHP
14 10 (2.04%) ES8
14 10 (2.04%) Go
15 9 (1.83%) VB
16 8 (1.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 489 (99.59%) Degree
2 42 (8.55%) Master's Degree
3 32 (6.52%) Numerate Degree
4 19 (3.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (3.26%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (2.24%) CCNA
7 10 (2.04%) MCP
7 10 (2.04%) MCSE
8 8 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (1.22%) CISSP
10 5 (1.02%) CCIE
10 5 (1.02%) CCNP
11 4 (0.81%) CCVP
11 4 (0.81%) CEH
11 4 (0.81%) GIAC
12 3 (0.61%) GCIA
12 3 (0.61%) GCIH
12 3 (0.61%) GSEC
12 3 (0.61%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.61%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (11.00%) QA
2 12 (2.44%) SLA
3 7 (1.43%) GDPR
4 6 (1.22%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.81%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.41%) IFRS
6 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.41%) MiFID
6 2 (0.41%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.20%) Basel II
7 1 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.20%) EMIR
7 1 (0.20%) FINRA
7 1 (0.20%) UCITS
System Software
1 32 (6.52%) Docker
2 14 (2.85%) Active Directory
3 13 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (2.44%) HDFS
5 7 (1.43%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.41%) iptables
6 2 (0.41%) QEMU
6 2 (0.41%) Varnish
7 1 (0.20%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.20%) KVM
7 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (4.48%) Kubernetes
2 18 (3.67%) Ansible
3 13 (2.65%) Terraform
4 11 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (1.63%) Puppet
6 7 (1.43%) Backup Exec
6 7 (1.43%) Salt
6 7 (1.43%) SCCM
7 6 (1.22%) NetBackup
8 5 (1.02%) Packer
9 4 (0.81%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (0.81%) Oozie
10 3 (0.61%) Control-M
11 2 (0.41%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.41%) HP SiteScope
11 2 (0.41%) Mesos
11 2 (0.41%) Nagios
11 2 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 1 (0.20%) AirWatch
12 1 (0.20%) vMotion
Vendors
1 69 (14.05%) Microsoft
2 44 (8.96%) Oracle
3 25 (5.09%) Google
4 23 (4.68%) Cisco
5 18 (3.67%) Apple
5 18 (3.67%) Red Hat
6 17 (3.46%) VMware
7 14 (2.85%) Splunk
8 13 (2.65%) Salesforce.com
9 12 (2.44%) Atlassian
9 12 (2.44%) Tableau
10 11 (2.24%) Adobe
11 10 (2.04%) Citrix
12 8 (1.63%) hybris
13 7 (1.43%) HP
13 7 (1.43%) SAP
14 6 (1.22%) Bloomberg
14 6 (1.22%) CheckPoint
14 6 (1.22%) Juniper
14 6 (1.22%) Sophos