Period
to 8 August 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 8 August 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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 204 279 263
Rank change year-on-year +75 -16 +15
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 181 355 478
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.18% 0.89% 1.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.70% 5.67% 6.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 214 333
Median daily rate £538 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £300 £285 £325
90th Percentile £731 £688 £710
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 14 15
Median hourly rate £44.00 £52.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.38% +55.22% +103.34%
10th Percentile £38.00 £37.27 £17.36
90th Percentile £50.40 £133.00 £47.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -23.08% +46.77% +55.58%

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 3,175 6,263 7,543
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 20.78% 15.65% 16.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,983 4,076 4,870
Median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £281
90th Percentile £650 £700 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 112 209
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +62.79% +2.31%
10th Percentile £19.99 £12.58 £14.20
90th Percentile £48.75 £61.13 £48.01
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year - +52.17% -20.69%

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 8 August 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 8 August 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 8 August 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 +92 36 £500 - 30
West London +46 7 £630 +50.00% 4
South London +44 2 £525 +5.00% 1
Computer Science Degree
England

For the 6 months to 8 August 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.

1 179 (98.90%) Degree
2 178 (98.34%) Computer Science
3 75 (41.44%) Java
3 75 (41.44%) Agile Software Development
4 54 (29.83%) SQL
5 51 (28.18%) Finance
6 43 (23.76%) Python
7 42 (23.20%) DevOps
8 40 (22.10%) JavaScript
9 39 (21.55%) Azure
10 36 (19.89%) C#
11 33 (18.23%) Banking
12 31 (17.13%) OO
13 30 (16.57%) SQL Server
14 28 (15.47%) CSS
14 28 (15.47%) Multithreading
15 26 (14.36%) Microservices
15 26 (14.36%) HTML
16 25 (13.81%) Analytical Skills
16 25 (13.81%) AWS
16 25 (13.81%) High Availability
17 24 (13.26%) Kubernetes
17 24 (13.26%) Low Latency
17 24 (13.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 23 (12.71%) Project Management
18 23 (12.71%) Web Services
18 23 (12.71%) Investment Banking
18 23 (12.71%) REST
18 23 (12.71%) Open Source
18 23 (12.71%) Git (software)

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 7 (3.87%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (3.31%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.76%) Apache Spark
4 4 (2.21%) Apache
5 3 (1.66%) IIS
5 3 (1.66%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.10%) Appian
6 2 (1.10%) JBoss
6 2 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.10%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.55%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.55%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.55%) CMS
7 1 (0.55%) Confluence
7 1 (0.55%) Headless CMS
7 1 (0.55%) Luigi
7 1 (0.55%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (1.66%) Chatbot
2 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.55%) Camtasia
3 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.55%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.55%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 39 (21.55%) Azure
2 25 (13.81%) AWS
3 17 (9.39%) GCP
4 16 (8.84%) SaaS
5 14 (7.73%) PaaS
6 13 (7.18%) IaaS
7 8 (4.42%) GitHub
8 7 (3.87%) Stackdriver
9 6 (3.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 6 (3.31%) Datadog
10 5 (2.76%) Serverless
11 2 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (1.10%) Amazon EKS
11 2 (1.10%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (1.10%) Azure LUIS
11 2 (1.10%) CloudBees
11 2 (1.10%) Power Platform
11 2 (1.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.55%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.55%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.87%) DNS
2 4 (2.21%) Internet
3 3 (1.66%) VPN
4 2 (1.10%) 2G
4 2 (1.10%) 3G
4 2 (1.10%) 4G
4 2 (1.10%) 5G
4 2 (1.10%) DHCP
4 2 (1.10%) SNMP
4 2 (1.10%) SSH
4 2 (1.10%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.10%) WebEx
4 2 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (1.10%) Wireless
5 1 (0.55%) DSL
5 1 (0.55%) HTTP
5 1 (0.55%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.55%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (16.57%) SQL Server
2 21 (11.60%) Big Data
2 21 (11.60%) MySQL
3 14 (7.73%) Relational Database
4 9 (4.97%) NoSQL
5 7 (3.87%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (3.87%) MongoDB
5 7 (3.87%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (2.76%) RDBMS
7 4 (2.21%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.66%) BigQuery
8 3 (1.66%) Bigtable
8 3 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (1.10%) ArangoDB
9 2 (1.10%) DB2
9 2 (1.10%) Power BI
9 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.10%) Sybase IQ
10 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 23 (12.71%) Git (software)
2 10 (5.52%) Maven
3 8 (4.42%) JUnit
4 7 (3.87%) Selenium
5 6 (3.31%) git-flow
6 4 (2.21%) Android Studio
6 4 (2.21%) Artifactory
6 4 (2.21%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.66%) GitLab
7 3 (1.66%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.66%) JIRA
7 3 (1.66%) JMeter
7 3 (1.66%) Mocha
7 3 (1.66%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (1.66%) TeamCity
7 3 (1.66%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.10%) Ant
8 2 (1.10%) Cypress.io
8 2 (1.10%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (1.10%) Protractor
General
1 51 (28.18%) Finance
2 33 (18.23%) Banking
3 23 (12.71%) Investment Banking
4 22 (12.15%) Front Office
5 11 (6.08%) Public Sector
6 8 (4.42%) Financial Institution
7 4 (2.21%) Back Office
8 2 (1.10%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.55%) Billing
9 1 (0.55%) Electronics
9 1 (0.55%) Law
9 1 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.55%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 94 (51.93%) Developer
2 29 (16.02%) Java Developer
3 18 (9.94%) Python Developer
4 17 (9.39%) Analyst
5 15 (8.29%) C# Developer
5 15 (8.29%) Senior Developer
5 15 (8.29%) Systems Analyst
6 14 (7.73%) Business Systems Analyst
6 14 (7.73%) Front Office Developer
7 13 (7.18%) Insurance Systems Analyst
8 11 (6.08%) EDI Analyst
8 11 (6.08%) EDI Systems Analyst
9 10 (5.52%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 10 (5.52%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
10 9 (4.97%) Full Stack Developer
10 9 (4.97%) Low Latency Java Developer
11 8 (4.42%) Operations Engineer
11 8 (4.42%) Senior Java Developer
11 8 (4.42%) Support Engineer
12 7 (3.87%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (15.47%) CSS
2 26 (14.36%) HTML
3 23 (12.71%) REST
3 23 (12.71%) Web Services
4 17 (9.39%) HTML5
4 17 (9.39%) React
5 15 (8.29%) .NET
5 15 (8.29%) RESTful
6 13 (7.18%) AngularJS
7 12 (6.63%) EDI
8 9 (4.97%) Spring
9 8 (4.42%) Jest
9 8 (4.42%) LAMP
9 8 (4.42%) Memcached
10 7 (3.87%) .NET Framework
10 7 (3.87%) ASP.NET Web API
10 7 (3.87%) jQuery
10 7 (3.87%) Kafka
10 7 (3.87%) Node.js
10 7 (3.87%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (13.81%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (13.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 15 (8.29%) Greenfield Project
3 15 (8.29%) User Experience
4 9 (4.97%) Management Information System
5 8 (4.42%) Mobile App
5 8 (4.42%) Public Cloud
6 7 (3.87%) Algorithms
6 7 (3.87%) Derivative
6 7 (3.87%) Fixed Income
6 7 (3.87%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (3.31%) Data Centre
7 6 (3.31%) Equities
7 6 (3.31%) Equity Derivative
7 6 (3.31%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (3.31%) Mobile Payment
7 6 (3.31%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (2.76%) Hedge funds
9 4 (2.21%) Data Structures
9 4 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 22 (12.15%) Linux
2 19 (10.50%) Unix
3 13 (7.18%) Windows
4 11 (6.08%) Android
5 6 (3.31%) Apple iOS
5 6 (3.31%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.66%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.55%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (98.34%) Computer Science
2 75 (41.44%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (23.20%) DevOps
4 31 (17.13%) OO
5 28 (15.47%) Multithreading
6 26 (14.36%) Microservices
7 25 (13.81%) High Availability
8 24 (13.26%) Low Latency
9 23 (12.71%) Open Source
9 23 (12.71%) Project Management
10 22 (12.15%) Software Engineering
11 20 (11.05%) Problem-Solving
12 18 (9.94%) Unit Testing
13 17 (9.39%) OOD
14 16 (8.84%) TDD
15 15 (8.29%) Electronic Trading
15 15 (8.29%) Migration
15 15 (8.29%) SDLC
16 14 (7.73%) Scrum
16 14 (7.73%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 75 (41.44%) Java
2 54 (29.83%) SQL
3 43 (23.76%) Python
4 40 (22.10%) JavaScript
5 36 (19.89%) C#
6 17 (9.39%) C++
7 11 (6.08%) Java 8
8 9 (4.97%) PHP
8 9 (4.97%) Ruby
8 9 (4.97%) Scala
9 7 (3.87%) Kotlin
9 7 (3.87%) T-SQL
10 6 (3.31%) Bash Shell
10 6 (3.31%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.21%) TypeScript
12 3 (1.66%) C
13 2 (1.10%) Apex Code
13 2 (1.10%) Objective-C
13 2 (1.10%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.10%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 179 (98.90%) Degree
2 20 (11.05%) Master's Degree
3 5 (2.76%) AWS Certification
3 5 (2.76%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.21%) PhD
4 4 (2.21%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.66%) CISA
5 3 (1.66%) CISM
5 3 (1.66%) CISSP
6 2 (1.10%) CLAS
6 2 (1.10%) GIAC
6 2 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.10%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (1.10%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.10%) PMP
7 1 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.55%) MCTS
7 1 (0.55%) PgMP
7 1 (0.55%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.94%) QA
2 7 (3.87%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.10%) GDPR
3 2 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.10%) PMO
3 2 (1.10%) SLA
4 1 (0.55%) COBIT
4 1 (0.55%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.55%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 20 (11.05%) Docker
2 3 (1.66%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.10%) Squid
3 2 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.55%) HDFS
4 1 (0.55%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.55%) vSphere
4 1 (0.55%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 24 (13.26%) Kubernetes
2 12 (6.63%) Terraform
3 7 (3.87%) Ansible
4 6 (3.31%) Nagios
5 3 (1.66%) Grafana
5 3 (1.66%) Kibana
5 3 (1.66%) Packer
5 3 (1.66%) Puppet
6 1 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.55%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.55%) SCCM
6 1 (0.55%) SCOM
6 1 (0.55%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 21 (11.60%) Microsoft
1 21 (11.60%) Oracle
2 13 (7.18%) Splunk
3 12 (6.63%) Google
4 4 (2.21%) Dynatrace
4 4 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.66%) Citrix
5 3 (1.66%) Databricks
6 2 (1.10%) HP
6 2 (1.10%) IBM
6 2 (1.10%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.10%) Sencha
6 2 (1.10%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.10%) Sybase
6 2 (1.10%) VMware
6 2 (1.10%) Zend
7 1 (0.55%) ION Trading
7 1 (0.55%) MarketAxess
7 1 (0.55%) SumTotal
7 1 (0.55%) Tableau