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 3 months to 28 June 2017 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 167 141
Rank change year-on-year +51 -26  
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 464 329 391
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.23% 1.52% 1.70%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.81% 4.06% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 221 267
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £325 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £365
% change year-on-year +14.28% -4.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 6
Median hourly rate £40.00 £19.23 £23.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +108.00% -19.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £15.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £34.02 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £42.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year -13.69% +33.33%  

Computer Science is in the generic IT skills category. The next 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.

Generic IT Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 7987 8107 8470
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 38.47% 37.35% 36.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 8621 8426 8854
Median daily rate £520 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.47% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £688 £663 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 178 200
Median hourly rate £21.40 £20.26 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.62% +1.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.86 £11.25 £14.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £52.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +8.69% +24.32%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +17 80 £525 +13.51% 81
Docklands, London -1 3 £490 +13.95%
Canary Wharf - 3 £625 -
Brentford - 2 £385 - 2
Mayfair - 1 £800 -
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 682 (74.05%) Degree
2 365 (39.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 359 (38.98%) Java
4 335 (36.37%) Agile Software Development
5 294 (31.92%) Finance
6 255 (27.69%) SQL
7 219 (23.78%) Mathematics
8 214 (23.24%) Python
9 179 (19.44%) JavaScript
10 178 (19.33%) C#
11 176 (19.11%) Linux
12 172 (18.68%) Banking
13 150 (16.29%) Analytical Skills
14 146 (15.85%) HTML
15 143 (15.53%) OO
16 134 (14.55%) Analytics
17 129 (14.01%) Scrum
18 127 (13.79%) TDD
19 118 (12.81%) Windows
20 116 (12.60%) CSS
21 114 (12.38%) SQL Server
22 109 (11.83%) C++
23 106 (11.51%) Front Office
24 102 (11.07%) Test Automation
25 101 (10.97%) .NET
26 99 (10.75%) Spring
27 96 (10.42%) DevOps
28 95 (10.31%) AngularJS
28 95 (10.31%) SDLC
28 95 (10.31%) Microsoft

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 35 (3.80%) Apache Spark
1 35 (3.80%) Tomcat
2 33 (3.58%) Apache
2 33 (3.58%) Confluence
2 33 (3.58%) WebSphere
3 26 (2.82%) JBoss
4 19 (2.06%) SAS
5 16 (1.74%) Cloud Foundry
5 16 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
5 16 (1.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 15 (1.63%) SharePoint
7 14 (1.52%) WebLogic
8 12 (1.30%) Apache Pig
8 12 (1.30%) GlassFish
9 10 (1.09%) IIS
10 9 (0.98%) CMS
11 8 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
12 7 (0.76%) nginx
12 7 (0.76%) OpenStack
12 7 (0.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 47 (5.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (2.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (1.52%) MS Visio
5 11 (1.19%) SPSS
6 7 (0.76%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.76%) Stata
7 4 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.43%) UserZoom
8 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 18 (1.95%) ION MarketView
2 5 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (0.54%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.33%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.33%) RMDS
5 2 (0.22%) Fredhopper
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle Utilities
5 2 (0.22%) Pega PRPC
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.11%) Loan IQ
6 1 (0.11%) Maximo
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.11%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 69 (7.49%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (4.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
4 17 (1.85%) Heroku
4 17 (1.85%) SaaS
5 15 (1.63%) Office 365
6 12 (1.30%) GitHub
7 11 (1.19%) PaaS
8 10 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
10 7 (0.76%) Amazon EMR
11 6 (0.65%) IaaS
12 4 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.43%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 3 (0.33%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.33%) Basecamp
13 3 (0.33%) Google Analytics
13 3 (0.33%) Google App Engine
13 3 (0.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 62 (6.73%) Internet
2 36 (3.91%) Firewall
3 27 (2.93%) TCP/IP
4 19 (2.06%) DNS
4 19 (2.06%) HTTP
4 19 (2.06%) Wireless
5 18 (1.95%) SSL
6 16 (1.74%) VPN
7 15 (1.63%) Intrusion Detection
8 10 (1.09%) LDAP
8 10 (1.09%) Network Security
9 9 (0.98%) SAN
9 9 (0.98%) Skype
10 8 (0.87%) Wireshark
11 7 (0.76%) Intranet
11 7 (0.76%) Multicast
12 6 (0.65%) Kerberos
12 6 (0.65%) LAN
12 6 (0.65%) WAN
13 5 (0.54%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (12.38%) SQL Server
2 72 (7.82%) Big Data
3 65 (7.06%) Hadoop
4 58 (6.30%) Relational Database
5 55 (5.97%) Data Warehouse
6 54 (5.86%) NoSQL
7 48 (5.21%) MySQL
8 36 (3.91%) MongoDB
9 34 (3.69%) Apache Hive
10 24 (2.61%) PostgreSQL
10 24 (2.61%) RDBMS
11 21 (2.28%) QlikView
12 19 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 18 (1.95%) Apache Cassandra
14 16 (1.74%) Power BI
15 15 (1.63%) HBase
15 15 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
16 14 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 12 (1.30%) Data Mining
17 12 (1.30%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 94 (10.21%) Git (software)
2 78 (8.47%) Jenkins
3 75 (8.14%) JIRA
4 44 (4.78%) Subversion
5 35 (3.80%) Maven
6 34 (3.69%) TeamCity
7 28 (3.04%) JUnit
8 18 (1.95%) Bitbucket
9 17 (1.85%) Ant
10 16 (1.74%) Cucumber
11 14 (1.52%) Gradle
11 14 (1.52%) Selenium
11 14 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
12 13 (1.41%) webpack
13 12 (1.30%) Hudson
13 12 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
14 11 (1.19%) Eclipse
15 10 (1.09%) Jasmine
15 10 (1.09%) Karma Test Runner
16 9 (0.98%) Mockito
General
1 294 (31.92%) Finance
2 172 (18.68%) Banking
3 106 (11.51%) Front Office
4 62 (6.73%) Investment Banking
5 39 (4.23%) Retail
6 36 (3.91%) Marketing
7 27 (2.93%) Telecoms
8 22 (2.39%) Financial Institution
9 21 (2.28%) Back Office
10 20 (2.17%) Games
11 16 (1.74%) Legal
12 11 (1.19%) Electronics
13 8 (0.87%) French Language
13 8 (0.87%) Publishing
13 8 (0.87%) Retail Banking
14 7 (0.76%) Billing
14 7 (0.76%) Manufacturing
15 6 (0.65%) Advertising
16 5 (0.54%) Czech Language
17 4 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 480 (52.12%) Developer
2 127 (13.79%) Java Developer
3 83 (9.01%) Analyst
4 75 (8.14%) C# Developer
5 67 (7.27%) Senior Developer
6 60 (6.51%) Architect
7 45 (4.89%) C++ Developer
8 44 (4.78%) Data Scientist
9 42 (4.56%) Junior
10 40 (4.34%) Python Developer
10 40 (4.34%) Quantitative Developer
11 39 (4.23%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 39 (4.23%) SQL Developer
12 36 (3.91%) .NET Developer
13 30 (3.26%) C# .NET Developer
13 30 (3.26%) DevOps Engineer
14 28 (3.04%) Angular Developer
14 28 (3.04%) Junior Developer
15 27 (2.93%) Business Analyst
16 26 (2.82%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (15.85%) HTML
2 116 (12.60%) CSS
3 101 (10.97%) .NET
4 99 (10.75%) Spring
5 95 (10.31%) AngularJS
6 91 (9.88%) REST
7 81 (8.79%) HTML5
8 76 (8.25%) Node.js
9 66 (7.17%) Web Services
10 57 (6.19%) XML
11 46 (4.99%) CSS3
11 46 (4.99%) React
12 43 (4.67%) J2EE
13 39 (4.23%) JSON
13 39 (4.23%) SOAP
14 32 (3.47%) Hibernate
14 32 (3.47%) Middleware
14 32 (3.47%) RESTful
15 27 (2.93%) jQuery
16 24 (2.61%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 150 (16.29%) Analytical Skills
2 80 (8.69%) Algorithms
3 68 (7.38%) Management Information System
4 62 (6.73%) Derivative
5 58 (6.30%) User Experience
6 53 (5.75%) Fixed Income
7 50 (5.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 48 (5.21%) Greenfield Project
9 42 (4.56%) Data Structures
10 41 (4.45%) Hedge funds
11 36 (3.91%) Fintech
12 31 (3.37%) Market Risk
13 30 (3.26%) Equities
14 23 (2.50%) Credit Risk
15 20 (2.17%) Virtual Team
16 17 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
17 16 (1.74%) Data Centre
17 16 (1.74%) Mobile App
17 16 (1.74%) PKI
18 11 (1.19%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 176 (19.11%) Linux
2 118 (12.81%) Windows
3 72 (7.82%) Unix
4 29 (3.15%) Windows Server
5 24 (2.61%) Apple iOS
6 23 (2.50%) CentOS
7 21 (2.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (2.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (2.06%) Android
9 18 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (1.63%) Mac OS X
11 12 (1.30%) Windows 7
12 10 (1.09%) Solaris
13 6 (0.65%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 6 (0.65%) Windows 10
14 4 (0.43%) AIX
14 4 (0.43%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.43%) VMS
15 3 (0.33%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 335 (36.37%) Agile Software Development
2 219 (23.78%) Mathematics
3 143 (15.53%) OO
4 134 (14.55%) Analytics
5 129 (14.01%) Scrum
6 127 (13.79%) TDD
7 102 (11.07%) Test Automation
8 96 (10.42%) DevOps
9 95 (10.31%) SDLC
10 94 (10.21%) Software Engineering
11 90 (9.77%) Business Intelligence
12 86 (9.34%) Continuous Integration
13 75 (8.14%) Open Source
14 65 (7.06%) Microservices
15 63 (6.84%) Machine Learning
15 63 (6.84%) Project Management
16 57 (6.19%) Front End Development
17 56 (6.08%) Data Modelling
18 54 (5.86%) BDD
18 54 (5.86%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 359 (38.98%) Java
2 255 (27.69%) SQL
3 214 (23.24%) Python
4 179 (19.44%) JavaScript
5 178 (19.33%) C#
6 109 (11.83%) C++
7 52 (5.65%) C
8 48 (5.21%) Scala
9 46 (4.99%) R
10 39 (4.23%) Ruby
11 34 (3.69%) Bash Shell
11 34 (3.69%) Perl
12 32 (3.47%) PowerShell
13 28 (3.04%) VBA
14 27 (2.93%) Shell Script
15 20 (2.17%) T-SQL
16 19 (2.06%) PHP
16 19 (2.06%) PL/SQL
16 19 (2.06%) TypeScript
17 15 (1.63%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 682 (74.05%) Degree
2 365 (39.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 65 (7.06%) Master's Degree
4 60 (6.51%) Numerate Degree
5 48 (5.21%) PhD
6 32 (3.47%) CISSP
7 28 (3.04%) Security Cleared
8 22 (2.39%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (2.17%) CISM
10 18 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
11 15 (1.63%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 15 (1.63%) CCSP
11 15 (1.63%) SC Cleared
12 14 (1.52%) SANS
13 13 (1.41%) PMI Certification
14 10 (1.09%) ISEB
15 9 (0.98%) MCSE
16 8 (0.87%) AWS Certification
16 8 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 7 (0.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (7.71%) QA
2 24 (2.61%) MiFID
3 18 (1.95%) PCI DSS
4 16 (1.74%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.98%) Actionable Recommendations
6 7 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.54%) EMIR
8 4 (0.43%) Dodd-Frank
8 4 (0.43%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 3 (0.33%) PMO
9 3 (0.33%) SLA
10 2 (0.22%) Basel II
10 2 (0.22%) FedRAMP
10 2 (0.22%) GDPR
10 2 (0.22%) IAS 39
10 2 (0.22%) IFRS
10 2 (0.22%) IFRS 9
10 2 (0.22%) MISRA
System Software
1 31 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (2.82%) Docker
3 22 (2.39%) Active Directory
4 14 (1.52%) HDFS
5 13 (1.41%) Hyper-V
6 12 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (1.09%) Apache Flume
7 10 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (1.09%) vSphere
8 6 (0.65%) XenApp
9 4 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.33%) vCloud
11 2 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.22%) KVM
12 1 (0.11%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.11%) iptables
12 1 (0.11%) Platform Symphony
12 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 37 (4.02%) Opscode Chef
2 36 (3.91%) Puppet
3 23 (2.50%) Ansible
4 10 (1.09%) Nagios
5 9 (0.98%) Graphite
6 8 (0.87%) logstash
6 8 (0.87%) Oozie
7 7 (0.76%) Kubernetes
7 7 (0.76%) Mesos
8 6 (0.65%) Salt
8 6 (0.65%) ZABBIX
9 5 (0.54%) BladeLogic
9 5 (0.54%) SCCM
9 5 (0.54%) vRealize
10 4 (0.43%) Docker Swarm
10 4 (0.43%) Icinga
10 4 (0.43%) Kibana
10 4 (0.43%) Terraform
10 4 (0.43%) vCenter Server
10 4 (0.43%) vMotion
Vendors
1 95 (10.31%) Microsoft
2 78 (8.47%) Oracle
3 35 (3.80%) VMware
4 32 (3.47%) Red Hat
5 30 (3.26%) Tableau
6 26 (2.82%) Salesforce.com
7 22 (2.39%) IBM
7 22 (2.39%) Sybase
8 21 (2.28%) Cisco
9 18 (1.95%) HP
9 18 (1.95%) ION Trading
10 17 (1.85%) Atlassian
11 16 (1.74%) TIBCO
12 14 (1.52%) Google
12 14 (1.52%) LogRhythm
12 14 (1.52%) Splunk
13 13 (1.41%) hybris
13 13 (1.41%) SAP
14 12 (1.30%) CA Agile Central
14 12 (1.30%) Rapid7
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