Period
to 22 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Computer Science skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 6 months to 22 August 2019 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 (Computing Science, Comp Sci)
England > London
6 months to
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 109 118 119
Rank change year-on-year +9 +1 +32
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 969 1,117 978
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.46% 2.46% 2.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.77% 2.78% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 671 716 694
London median daily rate £525 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £325
90th Percentile £738 £725 £688
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 33 14
London median hourly rate £50.00 £36.50 £29.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.99% +22.90% +54.45%
10th Percentile £33.43 £12.65 £10.15
90th Percentile £128.50 £48.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £34.54
% change year-on-year +17.65% +23.05% -1.31%

Computer Science is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 34,929 40,163 37,796
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 88.75% 88.39% 88.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,015 29,032 27,024
London median daily rate £520 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £338 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £656
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 525 388
London median hourly rate £23.28 £23.50 £23.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.93% -0.53% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.50 £14.00 £12.88
90th Percentile £56.80 £55.63 £50.00
England median hourly rate £24.92 £21.25 £23.50
% change year-on-year +17.25% -9.57% +1.08%

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 22 August 2019.

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 22 August 2019.

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 22 August 2019. 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 -24 175 £550 +5.52% 233
West London +44 69 £500 +25.00% 103
East London +20 26 £550 - 44
South London +13 9 £450 +24.14% 18
North London -1 1 £568 +56.55% 8
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, 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.

1 682 (70.38%) Degree
2 372 (38.39%) Agile Software Development
3 348 (35.91%) Computer Science Degree
4 330 (34.06%) Python
5 308 (31.79%) Finance
6 288 (29.72%) SQL
7 280 (28.90%) Java
8 234 (24.15%) Mathematics
9 212 (21.88%) JavaScript
10 193 (19.92%) AWS
11 167 (17.23%) Analytical Skills
12 157 (16.20%) DevOps
12 157 (16.20%) Software Engineering
13 150 (15.48%) C#
14 148 (15.27%) Azure
15 147 (15.17%) Problem-Solving
16 143 (14.76%) Analytics
17 141 (14.55%) Data Science
18 140 (14.45%) Scrum
19 137 (14.14%) Linux
20 130 (13.42%) Git (software)
21 129 (13.31%) Microsoft
22 124 (12.80%) Apache Spark
23 122 (12.59%) OO
24 121 (12.49%) Machine Learning
25 118 (12.18%) TDD
26 114 (11.76%) HTML
26 114 (11.76%) .NET
27 111 (11.46%) Algorithms
27 111 (11.46%) React

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
1 124 (12.80%) Apache Spark
2 32 (3.30%) Apache
3 30 (3.10%) Elasticsearch
4 29 (2.99%) Confluence
5 26 (2.68%) SharePoint
6 24 (2.48%) SAS
7 9 (0.93%) Skype for Business
8 7 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (0.72%) CMS
8 7 (0.72%) Jupyter
8 7 (0.72%) MS Exchange
8 7 (0.72%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.62%) Cloud Foundry
9 6 (0.62%) OpenStack
9 6 (0.62%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 5 (0.52%) GlassFish
10 5 (0.52%) IIS
10 5 (0.52%) JCAPS
10 5 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 25 (2.58%) Microsoft Excel
1 25 (2.58%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.14%) SPSS
3 9 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (0.93%) Stata
4 8 (0.83%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.31%) UXPin
8 2 (0.21%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.21%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.10%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.10%) EViews
9 1 (0.10%) Figma
9 1 (0.10%) GNU Octave
9 1 (0.10%) InDesign
9 1 (0.10%) InVision
9 1 (0.10%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 8 (0.83%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 7 (0.72%) SAP S/4HANA
3 6 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.41%) Distributed Ledger
4 4 (0.41%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.41%) Temenos T24
5 3 (0.31%) HFM
6 2 (0.21%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.10%) Actimize
7 1 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.10%) Magento
7 1 (0.10%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.10%) Relativity
7 1 (0.10%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 1 (0.10%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 193 (19.92%) AWS
2 148 (15.27%) Azure
3 66 (6.81%) GCP
4 62 (6.40%) Serverless
5 54 (5.57%) Amazon S3
6 47 (4.85%) AWS Lambda
7 42 (4.33%) Power Platform
8 37 (3.82%) Amazon Kinesis
9 32 (3.30%) CloudFront
10 28 (2.89%) Office 365
11 27 (2.79%) Amazon EC2
12 16 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
13 15 (1.55%) Amazon EMR
14 14 (1.44%) PaaS
15 13 (1.34%) AWS CloudFormation
15 13 (1.34%) SaaS
16 12 (1.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 11 (1.14%) GitHub
18 10 (1.03%) Amazon SQS
18 10 (1.03%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (3.51%) Firewall
2 29 (2.99%) WAN
3 27 (2.79%) VPN
4 26 (2.68%) Internet
5 23 (2.37%) LAN
6 15 (1.55%) DNS
7 14 (1.44%) Wireless
8 13 (1.34%) Network Security
9 12 (1.24%) HTTP
10 11 (1.14%) BGP
10 11 (1.14%) DHCP
10 11 (1.14%) TCP/IP
11 8 (0.83%) Cisco ISE
11 8 (0.83%) MPLS
11 8 (0.83%) OSPF
12 7 (0.72%) Ethernet
12 7 (0.72%) Intrusion Detection
12 7 (0.72%) LTE
12 7 (0.72%) Skype
13 6 (0.62%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (10.63%) Big Data
2 101 (10.42%) SQL Server
3 86 (8.88%) Hadoop
4 60 (6.19%) NoSQL
5 47 (4.85%) Relational Database
6 45 (4.64%) Data Warehouse
7 35 (3.61%) Power BI
8 28 (2.89%) MySQL
9 23 (2.37%) PostgreSQL
10 22 (2.27%) Amazon RDS
10 22 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
10 22 (2.27%) Data Mining
11 20 (2.06%) RDBMS
12 19 (1.96%) MongoDB
12 19 (1.96%) Redis
13 18 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 17 (1.75%) Data Lake
15 16 (1.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 16 (1.65%) Amazon Redshift
15 16 (1.65%) HBase
Development Applications
1 130 (13.42%) Git (software)
2 72 (7.43%) JIRA
3 60 (6.19%) Jenkins
4 35 (3.61%) webpack
5 24 (2.48%) JUnit
6 23 (2.37%) Visual Studio Team System
7 22 (2.27%) TeamCity
8 19 (1.96%) Maven
9 14 (1.44%) Cucumber
9 14 (1.44%) Jasmine
9 14 (1.44%) Selenium
9 14 (1.44%) Subversion
10 11 (1.14%) Bitbucket
10 11 (1.14%) gulp
11 10 (1.03%) Travis CI
12 9 (0.93%) CruiseControl
13 8 (0.83%) Grunt
13 8 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (0.83%) Visual Studio
14 7 (0.72%) SonarQube
General
1 308 (31.79%) Finance
2 90 (9.29%) Banking
3 67 (6.91%) Marketing
4 51 (5.26%) Front Office
5 32 (3.30%) Advertising
5 32 (3.30%) Investment Banking
6 30 (3.10%) Telecoms
7 24 (2.48%) Financial Institution
7 24 (2.48%) Retail
8 22 (2.27%) Legal
9 21 (2.17%) Games
10 16 (1.65%) Back Office
11 11 (1.14%) Law
11 11 (1.14%) Retail Banking
12 10 (1.03%) Electronics
12 10 (1.03%) Public Sector
13 8 (0.83%) German Language
14 7 (0.72%) Manufacturing
14 7 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.72%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 379 (39.11%) Developer
2 93 (9.60%) Java Developer
3 71 (7.33%) Data Scientist
4 68 (7.02%) Architect
5 60 (6.19%) Analyst
6 59 (6.09%) Senior Developer
7 52 (5.37%) Data Engineer
8 49 (5.06%) DevOps Engineer
9 47 (4.85%) C# Developer
10 42 (4.33%) Software Engineer
11 39 (4.02%) Python Developer
12 37 (3.82%) AWS Engineer
13 35 (3.61%) AWS DevOps
14 33 (3.41%) .NET Developer
14 33 (3.41%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 32 (3.30%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 32 (3.30%) Full Stack Developer
16 30 (3.10%) Consultant
17 25 (2.58%) Cloud Engineer
17 25 (2.58%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (11.76%) .NET
1 114 (11.76%) HTML
2 111 (11.46%) React
3 101 (10.42%) Kafka
4 99 (10.22%) CSS
5 96 (9.91%) AngularJS
6 79 (8.15%) REST
7 60 (6.19%) Node.js
8 57 (5.88%) Spring
9 56 (5.78%) Web Services
10 53 (5.47%) Vue.js
11 52 (5.37%) RESTful
12 40 (4.13%) Redux
12 40 (4.13%) XML
13 39 (4.02%) JSON
14 36 (3.72%) Natural Language Processing
15 35 (3.61%) HTML5
16 34 (3.51%) OAuth
17 32 (3.30%) SOAP
18 28 (2.89%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 167 (17.23%) Analytical Skills
2 111 (11.46%) Algorithms
3 80 (8.26%) Data Structures
4 68 (7.02%) User Experience
5 58 (5.99%) Hedge funds
6 40 (4.13%) Management Information System
7 39 (4.02%) Greenfield Project
8 35 (3.61%) Public Cloud
9 33 (3.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 31 (3.20%) Self-Motivation
11 28 (2.89%) Mobile App
12 27 (2.79%) Equities
13 23 (2.37%) Virtual Team
14 22 (2.27%) Data Centre
14 22 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
14 22 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
15 15 (1.55%) Data Protection Act
16 12 (1.24%) Client/Server
17 11 (1.14%) Fixed Income
18 10 (1.03%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 137 (14.14%) Linux
2 84 (8.67%) Windows
3 55 (5.68%) Unix
4 21 (2.17%) Android
5 10 (1.03%) Windows Server
6 8 (0.83%) Solaris
7 7 (0.72%) CentOS
8 6 (0.62%) Embedded Linux
9 5 (0.52%) Fedora
9 5 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.41%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.41%) Kali Linux
10 4 (0.41%) VMS
11 3 (0.31%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.21%) Debian
12 2 (0.21%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.21%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.10%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 372 (38.39%) Agile Software Development
2 234 (24.15%) Mathematics
3 157 (16.20%) DevOps
3 157 (16.20%) Software Engineering
4 147 (15.17%) Problem-Solving
5 143 (14.76%) Analytics
6 141 (14.55%) Data Science
7 140 (14.45%) Scrum
8 122 (12.59%) OO
9 121 (12.49%) Machine Learning
10 118 (12.18%) TDD
11 100 (10.32%) OOP
12 92 (9.49%) Statistics
13 80 (8.26%) Continuous Integration
14 78 (8.05%) Microservices
15 69 (7.12%) Physics
16 64 (6.60%) Data Modelling
16 64 (6.60%) ETL
16 64 (6.60%) Test Automation
17 62 (6.40%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 330 (34.06%) Python
2 288 (29.72%) SQL
3 280 (28.90%) Java
4 212 (21.88%) JavaScript
5 150 (15.48%) C#
6 94 (9.70%) C++
7 75 (7.74%) R
8 69 (7.12%) Scala
9 49 (5.06%) TypeScript
10 46 (4.75%) Perl
11 37 (3.82%) PHP
12 33 (3.41%) Go
13 29 (2.99%) Ruby
13 29 (2.99%) Shell Script
14 26 (2.68%) Bash Shell
14 26 (2.68%) C
15 25 (2.58%) PowerShell
16 23 (2.37%) Java 8
17 16 (1.65%) Kotlin
18 13 (1.34%) ES6
Qualifications
1 682 (70.38%) Degree
2 348 (35.91%) Computer Science Degree
3 80 (8.26%) Master's Degree
4 77 (7.95%) PhD
5 31 (3.20%) AWS Certification
6 21 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 18 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (1.86%) Security Cleared
8 13 (1.34%) CCIE
8 13 (1.34%) CCNP
9 12 (1.24%) SC Cleared
10 11 (1.14%) CISSP
10 11 (1.14%) MCSA
11 10 (1.03%) CCNA
12 9 (0.93%) PMI Certification
13 8 (0.83%) ISTQB
14 7 (0.72%) ISEB
14 7 (0.72%) PMP
15 6 (0.62%) MBA
15 6 (0.62%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (7.53%) QA
2 15 (1.55%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.93%) SLA
4 4 (0.41%) GMP
4 4 (0.41%) IFRS
4 4 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.41%) PMO
4 4 (0.41%) Solvency II
5 3 (0.31%) GDPR
5 3 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.21%) COBIT
6 2 (0.21%) NIST
7 1 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.10%) GxP
7 1 (0.10%) MiFID
7 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 94 (9.70%) Docker
2 22 (2.27%) Active Directory
3 16 (1.65%) HDFS
4 12 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.31%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 3 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.31%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.21%) Varnish
7 2 (0.21%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.10%) Firmware
8 1 (0.10%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.10%) iptables
8 1 (0.10%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.10%) KVM
8 1 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.10%) vSphere
8 1 (0.10%) Xen
Systems Management
1 69 (7.12%) Kubernetes
2 33 (3.41%) Terraform
3 30 (3.10%) Ansible
4 24 (2.48%) Puppet
5 14 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (1.14%) Hadoop YARN
7 8 (0.83%) SCCM
8 7 (0.72%) Control-M
8 7 (0.72%) Nagios
9 6 (0.62%) Grafana
10 5 (0.52%) Packer
10 5 (0.52%) Salt
10 5 (0.52%) Sysdig
11 4 (0.41%) AirWatch
11 4 (0.41%) Istio
11 4 (0.41%) MaaS360
11 4 (0.41%) Mesos
11 4 (0.41%) MobiControl
11 4 (0.41%) Nessus
11 4 (0.41%) Rancher
Vendors
1 129 (13.31%) Microsoft
2 72 (7.43%) Oracle
3 47 (4.85%) SAP
4 43 (4.44%) Salesforce.com
5 41 (4.23%) Google
6 40 (4.13%) Informatica
7 38 (3.92%) IBM
8 34 (3.51%) Tableau
9 33 (3.41%) IBM Sterling
10 31 (3.20%) Cisco
11 16 (1.65%) Adobe
11 16 (1.65%) VMware
12 11 (1.14%) Citrix
12 11 (1.14%) Splunk
13 10 (1.03%) Alteryx
14 9 (0.93%) Atlassian
14 9 (0.93%) Red Hat
15 8 (0.83%) Vertica
16 7 (0.72%) Databricks
17 6 (0.62%) DocuSign