Period
to 21 October 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 6 months to 21 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period over 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 (Computing Science)
England > London
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 123 118 129
Rank change year-on-year -5 +11 +10
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 1,070 1,056 891
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.34% 2.34% 2.00%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.07% 5.93% 5.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 719 761 604
London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £325
90th Percentile £714 £675 £675
England median daily rate £488 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +8.33% +5.88% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 17
London median hourly rate £45.00 £24.81 £19.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.42% +28.99% -13.05%
10th Percentile £23.85 £10.35 £11.15
90th Percentile £50.25 £49.13 £33.50
England median hourly rate £45.00 £35.56 £28.00
% change year-on-year +26.56% +26.98% -6.67%

Computer Science is in the Generic IT Skills 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 generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 17,617 17,816 16,869
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.51% 39.54% 37.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,709 12,733 11,978
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £317 £312 £285
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 256 222 252
London median hourly rate £22.93 £21.12 £19.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.60% +10.38% -4.05%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.52 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.25 £47.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +8.11%

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Computer Science as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science in London

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Science in London

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in London over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Computer Science in London

Computer Science
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 in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Science in London

Computer Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in London over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Computer Science in London

Computer Science
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 within the London region over the 6 months to 21 October 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 +13 274 £525 - 237
West London +11 43 £419 +4.69% 151
East London -24 20 £525 -14.29% 56
South London -16 19 £363 -19.89% 15
North London - 2 £550 - 13
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science 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.

1 786 (73.46%) Degree
2 462 (43.18%) Computer Science Degree
3 430 (40.19%) Agile Software Development
4 342 (31.96%) Finance
5 315 (29.44%) Java
6 283 (26.45%) Python
7 242 (22.62%) SQL
8 240 (22.43%) JavaScript
9 217 (20.28%) Mathematics
10 199 (18.60%) Problem-Solving
11 198 (18.50%) TDD
12 193 (18.04%) C#
13 192 (17.94%) Amazon AWS
14 191 (17.85%) Algorithms
15 178 (16.64%) Git (software)
16 177 (16.54%) Analytical Skills
17 169 (15.79%) OO
18 155 (14.49%) HTML
19 146 (13.64%) DevOps
20 145 (13.55%) Linux
21 140 (13.08%) Software Engineering
21 140 (13.08%) CSS
21 140 (13.08%) Microsoft
21 140 (13.08%) Data Science
22 138 (12.90%) Data Structures
23 134 (12.52%) Analytics
24 124 (11.59%) C++
25 120 (11.21%) Test Automation
26 119 (11.12%) Master's Degree
27 114 (10.65%) Microsoft Azure

Computer Science
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 67 (6.26%) Apache Spark
2 43 (4.02%) Apache
3 25 (2.34%) SAS
4 22 (2.06%) SharePoint
5 20 (1.87%) WebSphere
6 18 (1.68%) CMS
7 17 (1.59%) IIS
8 15 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
8 15 (1.40%) Ethereum
8 15 (1.40%) Tomcat
9 14 (1.31%) Hyperledger
10 13 (1.21%) nginx
11 12 (1.12%) Apache Airflow
11 12 (1.12%) Jetty
11 12 (1.12%) Mongrel
12 9 (0.84%) Cloud Foundry
12 9 (0.84%) Confluence
13 6 (0.56%) Apache Pig
13 6 (0.56%) MS Exchange
14 5 (0.47%) Luigi
Applications
1 43 (4.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (1.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 16 (1.50%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (0.75%) Chatbot
5 5 (0.47%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.37%) SPSS
7 3 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.28%) InVision
7 3 (0.28%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.19%) Camtasia
8 2 (0.19%) GNU Octave
8 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.19%) Stata
9 1 (0.093%) HipChat
9 1 (0.093%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 14 (1.31%) Distributed Ledger
2 13 (1.21%) R3 Corda
3 9 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.28%) Endur
4 3 (0.28%) SAP GRC
5 2 (0.19%) Actimize
5 2 (0.19%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.19%) Magento
5 2 (0.19%) MetaTrader
5 2 (0.19%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.19%) Sonata
5 2 (0.19%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.093%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.093%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.093%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.093%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.093%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 192 (17.94%) Amazon AWS
2 114 (10.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 57 (5.33%) Google Cloud Platform
4 54 (5.05%) GitHub
5 29 (2.71%) Serverless
6 24 (2.24%) AWS CloudFormation
6 24 (2.24%) Heroku
7 22 (2.06%) SaaS
8 21 (1.96%) AWS Lambda
9 19 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
9 19 (1.78%) Office 365
10 14 (1.31%) PaaS
11 12 (1.12%) Amazon S3
11 12 (1.12%) IaaS
12 11 (1.03%) Sumo Logic
13 10 (0.93%) Amazon EMR
14 9 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
15 8 (0.75%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
16 7 (0.65%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 7 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 39 (3.64%) Firewall
2 32 (2.99%) HTTP
3 26 (2.43%) TCP/IP
4 19 (1.78%) Internet
5 14 (1.31%) SSL
5 14 (1.31%) VPN
6 13 (1.21%) DNS
7 11 (1.03%) LAN
7 11 (1.03%) WAN
8 8 (0.75%) BGP
8 8 (0.75%) MPLS
8 8 (0.75%) OSPF
9 7 (0.65%) BIG-IP
9 7 (0.65%) Intranet
9 7 (0.65%) IPsec
10 6 (0.56%) HTTPS
11 5 (0.47%) Network Security
12 4 (0.37%) DHCP
12 4 (0.37%) Intrusion Detection
12 4 (0.37%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (7.94%) Big Data
2 79 (7.38%) SQL Server
3 70 (6.54%) Hadoop
4 54 (5.05%) NoSQL
5 51 (4.77%) Relational Database
6 45 (4.21%) PostgreSQL
7 40 (3.74%) Apache Hive
8 36 (3.36%) MySQL
9 29 (2.71%) Blockchain
9 29 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
10 24 (2.24%) Apache Cassandra
11 23 (2.15%) Redis
12 21 (1.96%) MongoDB
13 20 (1.87%) Data Mining
13 20 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 18 (1.68%) Power BI
15 15 (1.40%) Data Lake
15 15 (1.40%) Spotfire
16 12 (1.12%) Impala
17 10 (0.93%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 178 (16.64%) Git (software)
2 86 (8.04%) Jenkins
3 52 (4.86%) TeamCity
4 48 (4.49%) Maven
5 46 (4.30%) JIRA
6 40 (3.74%) Selenium
6 40 (3.74%) webpack
7 32 (2.99%) CruiseControl
8 31 (2.90%) JUnit
9 30 (2.80%) Visual Studio
10 25 (2.34%) Gradle
11 24 (2.24%) PostCSS
12 20 (1.87%) MSBuild
12 20 (1.87%) Vagrant
13 17 (1.59%) Ant
14 16 (1.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 16 (1.50%) Subversion
15 15 (1.40%) Jasmine
15 15 (1.40%) Visual Studio Team System
16 14 (1.31%) Cucumber
General
1 342 (31.96%) Finance
2 107 (10.00%) Banking
3 94 (8.79%) Front Office
4 43 (4.02%) Marketing
5 36 (3.36%) Investment Banking
6 32 (2.99%) Telecoms
7 31 (2.90%) Retail
8 28 (2.62%) Back Office
9 25 (2.34%) Publishing
10 23 (2.15%) Games
11 22 (2.06%) Financial Institution
12 18 (1.68%) Legal
13 17 (1.59%) Advertising
14 12 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.56%) Electronics
16 5 (0.47%) Law
16 5 (0.47%) Russian Language
17 4 (0.37%) Automotive
17 4 (0.37%) French Language
17 4 (0.37%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 551 (51.50%) Developer
2 144 (13.46%) Java Developer
3 81 (7.57%) Analyst
4 76 (7.10%) C# Developer
5 68 (6.36%) Senior Developer
6 52 (4.86%) Data Scientist
6 52 (4.86%) Python Developer
7 46 (4.30%) React Developer
8 43 (4.02%) Architect
9 41 (3.83%) Consultant
10 39 (3.64%) Front Office Developer
10 39 (3.64%) Software Engineer
11 36 (3.36%) .NET Developer
12 34 (3.18%) JavaScript Developer
13 33 (3.08%) DevOps Engineer
13 33 (3.08%) UI Developer
14 31 (2.90%) Full Stack Developer
15 28 (2.62%) C++ Developer
15 28 (2.62%) Python Engineer
16 25 (2.34%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (14.49%) HTML
2 140 (13.08%) CSS
3 109 (10.19%) .NET
4 79 (7.38%) REST
5 74 (6.92%) Node.js
6 73 (6.82%) Spring
7 72 (6.73%) AngularJS
8 64 (5.98%) HTML5
9 63 (5.89%) React
10 60 (5.61%) Web Services
11 58 (5.42%) Redux
12 56 (5.23%) .NET Framework
13 52 (4.86%) Kafka
13 52 (4.86%) RESTful
14 47 (4.39%) WPF
15 43 (4.02%) WCF
16 33 (3.08%) XML
17 32 (2.99%) Chai
17 32 (2.99%) Spring Boot
18 30 (2.80%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 191 (17.85%) Algorithms
2 177 (16.54%) Analytical Skills
3 138 (12.90%) Data Structures
4 87 (8.13%) User Experience
5 65 (6.07%) Mobile App
6 53 (4.95%) Fintech
7 49 (4.58%) Greenfield Project
8 45 (4.21%) Hedge funds
9 35 (3.27%) Management Information System
10 34 (3.18%) Fixed Income
11 32 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
12 27 (2.52%) Equities
13 25 (2.34%) Derivative
14 24 (2.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 23 (2.15%) Data Centre
16 18 (1.68%) Blog
16 18 (1.68%) Cloud Native
17 16 (1.50%) Bitcoin
18 11 (1.03%) Public Cloud
19 10 (0.93%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 145 (13.55%) Linux
2 99 (9.25%) Windows
3 63 (5.89%) Unix
4 57 (5.33%) Apple iOS
5 41 (3.83%) Android
6 16 (1.50%) Windows Server
7 14 (1.31%) CentOS
8 13 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (1.12%) Debian
9 12 (1.12%) Fedora
9 12 (1.12%) Ubuntu
10 10 (0.93%) Solaris
11 7 (0.65%) SUSE
11 7 (0.65%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 6 (0.56%) Mac OS
12 6 (0.56%) VMS
13 5 (0.47%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.37%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.37%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 430 (40.19%) Agile Software Development
2 217 (20.28%) Mathematics
3 199 (18.60%) Problem-Solving
4 198 (18.50%) TDD
5 169 (15.79%) OO
6 146 (13.64%) DevOps
7 140 (13.08%) Data Science
7 140 (13.08%) Software Engineering
8 134 (12.52%) Analytics
9 120 (11.21%) Test Automation
10 113 (10.56%) Continuous Integration
11 109 (10.19%) Scrum
12 103 (9.63%) Machine Learning
13 98 (9.16%) OOD
13 98 (9.16%) SDLC
14 82 (7.66%) Web Development
15 71 (6.64%) Unit Testing
16 68 (6.36%) Multithreading
17 67 (6.26%) Microservices
18 65 (6.07%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 315 (29.44%) Java
2 283 (26.45%) Python
3 242 (22.62%) SQL
4 240 (22.43%) JavaScript
5 193 (18.04%) C#
6 124 (11.59%) C++
7 64 (5.98%) Scala
8 55 (5.14%) Go
8 55 (5.14%) R
9 53 (4.95%) Java 8
10 46 (4.30%) Perl
11 45 (4.21%) C
12 36 (3.36%) Apple Swift
13 35 (3.27%) ES6
14 34 (3.18%) PHP
14 34 (3.18%) Ruby
15 31 (2.90%) Bash Shell
16 30 (2.80%) Kotlin
16 30 (2.80%) TypeScript
17 27 (2.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 786 (73.46%) Degree
2 462 (43.18%) Computer Science Degree
3 119 (11.12%) Master's Degree
4 54 (5.05%) PhD
5 30 (2.80%) CISSP
6 27 (2.52%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (2.43%) Numerate Degree
8 24 (2.24%) CISM
9 21 (1.96%) Security Cleared
10 15 (1.40%) SC Cleared
11 14 (1.31%) CCNA
11 14 (1.31%) CISA
12 12 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (0.75%) GIAC
14 8 (0.75%) ISTQB
15 7 (0.65%) MBA
16 6 (0.56%) CEH
16 6 (0.56%) MCSA
17 5 (0.47%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (4.95%) QA
2 15 (1.40%) Data Quality
3 12 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (1.03%) SLA
5 10 (0.93%) GDPR
6 9 (0.84%) HIPAA
7 6 (0.56%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.47%) CDISC
9 4 (0.37%) PMO
9 4 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.28%) PSD2
11 2 (0.19%) EMIR
11 2 (0.19%) ISO 8583
11 2 (0.19%) MiFID
12 1 (0.093%) Actionable Recommendations
12 1 (0.093%) Basel III
12 1 (0.093%) COBIT
12 1 (0.093%) SAS 70
12 1 (0.093%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 112 (10.47%) Docker
2 23 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (1.96%) Active Directory
4 13 (1.21%) Hyper-V
5 12 (1.12%) VirtualBox
6 11 (1.03%) Apache Flume
7 7 (0.65%) HDFS
8 2 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.19%) Firmware
8 2 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.19%) vSphere
8 2 (0.19%) Xen
8 2 (0.19%) XenApp
9 1 (0.093%) KVM
9 1 (0.093%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.093%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.093%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 58 (5.42%) Ansible
2 57 (5.33%) Puppet
3 54 (5.05%) Opscode Chef
4 49 (4.58%) Kubernetes
5 35 (3.27%) Terraform
6 22 (2.06%) Salt
7 17 (1.59%) Packer
8 16 (1.50%) Nagios
9 15 (1.40%) Kibana
10 14 (1.31%) logstash
11 12 (1.12%) Graylog
12 7 (0.65%) CFEngine
13 4 (0.37%) Consul
13 4 (0.37%) Oozie
14 3 (0.28%) CASB
14 3 (0.28%) CSIRT
14 3 (0.28%) Docker Swarm
14 3 (0.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 3 (0.28%) HP ALM
14 3 (0.28%) Mesos
Vendors
1 140 (13.08%) Microsoft
2 74 (6.92%) Google
3 63 (5.89%) Oracle
4 39 (3.64%) Splunk
5 33 (3.08%) Tableau
6 27 (2.52%) Red Hat
6 27 (2.52%) VMware
7 22 (2.06%) Twitter
8 21 (1.96%) SAP
9 20 (1.87%) Cisco
10 16 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
11 15 (1.40%) Apple
11 15 (1.40%) IBM
12 13 (1.21%) New Relic
13 12 (1.12%) AppDynamics
13 12 (1.12%) CyberArk
14 11 (1.03%) Alteryx
14 11 (1.03%) Informatica
15 10 (0.93%) McAfee
15 10 (0.93%) Sybase