Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 122 134
Rank change year-on-year +14 +12 -11
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 1147 952 858
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.43% 2.10% 1.86%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.23% 5.72% 4.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 829 645 598
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £311
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £438 £429
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.10% +7.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 23
London median hourly rate £27.11 £19.50 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.03% -19.52% -34.51%
10th Percentile £15.90 £11.24 £15.41
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.50 £36.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £28.69
% change year-on-year +23.08% +13.28% -20.86%

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 18413 16645 17238
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.07% 36.80% 37.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 13196 11794 12127
London median daily rate £500 £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%
10th Percentile £313 £290 £275
90th Percentile £688 £650 £650
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 256 297
London median hourly rate £21.50 £19.96 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.72% -0.20% +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £12.01
90th Percentile £47.65 £50.00 £48.50
England median hourly rate £20.60 £20.92 £19.08
% change year-on-year -1.51% +9.62% +6.00%

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 November 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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 -6 221 £548 +9.50% 119
West London +7 35 £400 - 31
East London +11 32 £588 +23.68% 14
South London -32 11 £413 +9.27% 8
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 846 (73.76%) Degree
2 484 (42.20%) Computer Science Degree
3 409 (35.66%) Java
4 378 (32.96%) Agile Software Development
5 377 (32.87%) Finance
6 335 (29.21%) SQL
7 276 (24.06%) Python
8 270 (23.54%) C#
9 238 (20.75%) Mathematics
10 213 (18.57%) JavaScript
11 212 (18.48%) Analytical Skills
12 196 (17.09%) Linux
13 194 (16.91%) Banking
14 184 (16.04%) OO
15 173 (15.08%) TDD
16 161 (14.04%) .NET
17 158 (13.78%) HTML
18 155 (13.51%) SQL Server
19 137 (11.94%) C++
19 137 (11.94%) SDLC
20 136 (11.86%) Web Services
21 135 (11.77%) Test Automation
22 130 (11.33%) Git (software)
23 127 (11.07%) Scrum
23 127 (11.07%) Front Office
24 125 (10.90%) Oracle
25 124 (10.81%) Microsoft
26 123 (10.72%) Amazon AWS
26 123 (10.72%) Analytics
27 115 (10.03%) REST

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 46 (4.01%) Apache Spark
2 39 (3.40%) Confluence
3 27 (2.35%) Apache
4 24 (2.09%) Tomcat
5 22 (1.92%) CMS
6 21 (1.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 20 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
8 13 (1.13%) SAS
8 13 (1.13%) SharePoint
9 12 (1.05%) Oracle Coherence
10 11 (0.96%) MS Exchange
11 9 (0.78%) Apache Pig
11 9 (0.78%) IIS
11 9 (0.78%) JBoss
12 8 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
12 8 (0.70%) OpenStack
12 8 (0.70%) WebSphere
13 7 (0.61%) WebLogic
14 5 (0.44%) Drupal
14 5 (0.44%) nginx
Applications
1 44 (3.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 12 (1.05%) MS Visio
3 8 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.44%) Weka
5 4 (0.35%) SPSS
6 2 (0.17%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.17%) Stata
6 2 (0.17%) UserZoom
7 1 (0.087%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.087%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.087%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 13 (1.13%) ION MarketView
2 8 (0.70%) RMDS
3 5 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.26%) Adobe Campaign
5 3 (0.26%) BondVision
5 3 (0.26%) Radian6
5 3 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
5 3 (0.26%) Social Studio
6 2 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.17%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.087%) Endur
7 1 (0.087%) Findur
7 1 (0.087%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 123 (10.72%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (5.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (2.53%) Office 365
4 22 (1.92%) GitHub
5 17 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
6 15 (1.31%) SaaS
7 13 (1.13%) Google Cloud Platform
8 11 (0.96%) Amazon EMR
8 11 (0.96%) npm
8 11 (0.96%) Serverless
9 8 (0.70%) PaaS
10 7 (0.61%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.52%) IaaS
11 6 (0.52%) OpenShift
12 5 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (0.44%) Google Analytics
12 5 (0.44%) Heroku
12 5 (0.44%) Mimecast
13 4 (0.35%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 4 (0.35%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 49 (4.27%) TCP/IP
2 39 (3.40%) Internet
3 33 (2.88%) HTTP
4 29 (2.53%) Firewall
5 22 (1.92%) VPN
6 18 (1.57%) LDAP
7 16 (1.39%) LAN
7 16 (1.39%) Network Security
7 16 (1.39%) SSL
8 14 (1.22%) DNS
9 12 (1.05%) FTP
10 11 (0.96%) WAN
11 10 (0.87%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (0.78%) Cisco Nexus
13 8 (0.70%) BGP
13 8 (0.70%) Kerberos
13 8 (0.70%) MPLS
13 8 (0.70%) SAN
14 7 (0.61%) DHCP
14 7 (0.61%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 86 (7.50%) Big Data
3 75 (6.54%) Hadoop
4 72 (6.28%) NoSQL
5 71 (6.19%) Relational Database
6 60 (5.23%) MySQL
7 44 (3.84%) Data Warehouse
8 41 (3.57%) RDBMS
9 36 (3.14%) MongoDB
10 33 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
11 29 (2.53%) Data Mining
12 26 (2.27%) Apache Hive
13 25 (2.18%) Oracle Database
14 22 (1.92%) HBase
15 20 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
16 19 (1.66%) Power BI
17 16 (1.39%) Apache Cassandra
18 15 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 13 (1.13%) KDB
20 12 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 130 (11.33%) Git (software)
2 87 (7.59%) JIRA
3 48 (4.18%) Jenkins
4 42 (3.66%) TeamCity
5 37 (3.23%) Maven
6 30 (2.62%) Subversion
7 21 (1.83%) Cucumber
8 19 (1.66%) Bitbucket
8 19 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
9 18 (1.57%) Xcode
10 17 (1.48%) Gradle
10 17 (1.48%) Selenium
11 16 (1.39%) JUnit
11 16 (1.39%) Visual Studio
12 14 (1.22%) Visual Studio Team System
13 12 (1.05%) gulp
14 11 (0.96%) MSTest
14 11 (0.96%) webpack
15 8 (0.70%) Eclipse
15 8 (0.70%) GitLab
General
1 377 (32.87%) Finance
2 194 (16.91%) Banking
3 127 (11.07%) Front Office
4 71 (6.19%) Investment Banking
5 69 (6.02%) Marketing
6 53 (4.62%) Telecoms
7 36 (3.14%) Retail
8 30 (2.62%) Financial Institution
9 27 (2.35%) Games
9 27 (2.35%) Publishing
10 17 (1.48%) Legal
11 16 (1.39%) Advertising
12 13 (1.13%) Back Office
13 10 (0.87%) Spanish Language
14 7 (0.61%) Electronics
15 6 (0.52%) Billing
16 5 (0.44%) French Language
16 5 (0.44%) German Language
16 5 (0.44%) Italian Language
16 5 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 560 (48.82%) Developer
2 174 (15.17%) Java Developer
3 116 (10.11%) C# Developer
4 105 (9.15%) Analyst
5 75 (6.54%) Architect
6 66 (5.75%) Data Scientist
7 60 (5.23%) Senior Developer
8 51 (4.45%) Python Developer
9 49 (4.27%) .NET Developer
10 44 (3.84%) Project Manager
11 41 (3.57%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 39 (3.40%) Front Office Developer
12 39 (3.40%) SQL Developer
13 36 (3.14%) C++ Developer
14 35 (3.05%) C# .NET Developer
15 34 (2.96%) Software Engineer
16 30 (2.62%) JavaScript Developer
17 29 (2.53%) Consultant
18 28 (2.44%) Business Analyst
18 28 (2.44%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (14.04%) .NET
2 158 (13.78%) HTML
3 136 (11.86%) Web Services
4 115 (10.03%) REST
5 105 (9.15%) Spring
6 98 (8.54%) AngularJS
7 95 (8.28%) CSS
8 68 (5.93%) XML
9 67 (5.84%) HTML5
10 66 (5.75%) RESTful
11 65 (5.67%) WPF
12 63 (5.49%) Node.js
13 57 (4.97%) React
14 56 (4.88%) WCF
15 55 (4.80%) Hibernate
16 52 (4.53%) ASP.NET
17 42 (3.66%) SOAP
18 40 (3.49%) J2EE
19 33 (2.88%) JSON
20 29 (2.53%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 212 (18.48%) Analytical Skills
2 110 (9.59%) Algorithms
3 76 (6.63%) Data Structures
4 73 (6.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 51 (4.45%) User Experience
6 44 (3.84%) Mobile App
7 42 (3.66%) Derivative
7 42 (3.66%) Fixed Income
8 41 (3.57%) Equities
8 41 (3.57%) Management Information System
9 39 (3.40%) Hedge funds
10 36 (3.14%) Greenfield Project
11 27 (2.35%) Credit Risk
12 26 (2.27%) Fintech
13 24 (2.09%) Market Risk
14 19 (1.66%) iPhone
15 16 (1.39%) iPad
16 13 (1.13%) Data Centre
17 11 (0.96%) Social Media
18 10 (0.87%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 196 (17.09%) Linux
2 103 (8.98%) Windows
3 84 (7.32%) Unix
4 49 (4.27%) Android
5 45 (3.92%) Apple iOS
6 39 (3.40%) Windows Server
7 18 (1.57%) CentOS
8 14 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (0.61%) VMS
11 7 (0.61%) Windows 10
12 5 (0.44%) Solaris
12 5 (0.44%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.35%) AIX
13 4 (0.35%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.17%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.17%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.087%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 378 (32.96%) Agile Software Development
2 238 (20.75%) Mathematics
3 184 (16.04%) OO
4 173 (15.08%) TDD
5 137 (11.94%) SDLC
6 135 (11.77%) Test Automation
7 127 (11.07%) Scrum
8 123 (10.72%) Analytics
9 108 (9.42%) Software Engineering
10 105 (9.15%) Continuous Integration
10 105 (9.15%) Machine Learning
11 97 (8.46%) Multithreading
11 97 (8.46%) Project Management
12 82 (7.15%) OOD
13 78 (6.80%) Electronic Trading
14 76 (6.63%) DevOps
14 76 (6.63%) Physics
15 71 (6.19%) Statistics
16 70 (6.10%) Front End Development
17 66 (5.75%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 409 (35.66%) Java
2 335 (29.21%) SQL
3 276 (24.06%) Python
4 270 (23.54%) C#
5 213 (18.57%) JavaScript
6 137 (11.94%) C++
7 63 (5.49%) R
8 61 (5.32%) C
9 43 (3.75%) Scala
10 41 (3.57%) Shell Script
11 34 (2.96%) Perl
12 33 (2.88%) T-SQL
13 32 (2.79%) Bash Shell
14 31 (2.70%) PowerShell
15 30 (2.62%) VBA
16 29 (2.53%) PHP
17 27 (2.35%) Ruby
18 26 (2.27%) Apple Swift
18 26 (2.27%) PL/SQL
19 22 (1.92%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 846 (73.76%) Degree
2 484 (42.20%) Computer Science Degree
3 82 (7.15%) Master's Degree
4 56 (4.88%) Numerate Degree
5 50 (4.36%) PhD
6 26 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 25 (2.18%) Security Cleared
8 17 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (1.48%) PMI Certification
9 16 (1.39%) ISTQB
9 16 (1.39%) MCSE
9 16 (1.39%) PMP
10 14 (1.22%) CCNA
10 14 (1.22%) SC Cleared
11 13 (1.13%) ISEB
12 12 (1.05%) CISSP
13 10 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 7 (0.61%) MBA
15 6 (0.52%) CCIE
15 6 (0.52%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (8.46%) QA
2 14 (1.22%) SLA
3 11 (0.96%) Data Quality
4 10 (0.87%) Actionable Recommendations
4 10 (0.87%) MiFID
5 9 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.70%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.61%) GDPR
8 5 (0.44%) AS 2805
8 5 (0.44%) HL7
8 5 (0.44%) ISO 8583
9 4 (0.35%) Basel II
9 4 (0.35%) GCP
10 3 (0.26%) PMO
10 3 (0.26%) UCITS
11 2 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.17%) EMIR
11 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 2 (0.17%) Solvency II
System Software
1 37 (3.23%) Docker
2 28 (2.44%) Active Directory
3 21 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (1.39%) Hyper-V
5 10 (0.87%) iptables
6 8 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (0.61%) HDFS
7 7 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.35%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.26%) VMware NSX
9 3 (0.26%) vSphere
10 2 (0.17%) KVM
10 2 (0.17%) QEMU
11 1 (0.087%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.087%) Firmware
11 1 (0.087%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.087%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.087%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.087%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.087%) Xen
Systems Management
1 26 (2.27%) Ansible
2 25 (2.18%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (1.48%) Puppet
4 10 (0.87%) SELinux
4 10 (0.87%) Terraform
5 9 (0.78%) Kubernetes
6 8 (0.70%) Hadoop YARN
6 8 (0.70%) Nagios
6 8 (0.70%) Oozie
6 8 (0.70%) SCCM
7 6 (0.52%) Backup Exec
7 6 (0.52%) BladeLogic
8 5 (0.44%) HP SiteScope
8 5 (0.44%) ITRS Geneos
8 5 (0.44%) NetBackup
8 5 (0.44%) Packer
9 4 (0.35%) CFEngine
9 4 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (0.35%) Grafana
9 4 (0.35%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 125 (10.90%) Oracle
2 124 (10.81%) Microsoft
3 40 (3.49%) Cisco
4 39 (3.40%) Sybase
5 37 (3.23%) Tableau
6 28 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
7 27 (2.35%) VMware
8 25 (2.18%) Red Hat
9 23 (2.01%) Google
10 20 (1.74%) IBM
11 18 (1.57%) Apple
12 17 (1.48%) Xamarin
13 16 (1.39%) Atlassian
14 15 (1.31%) Splunk
15 13 (1.13%) ION Trading
15 13 (1.13%) SAP
16 12 (1.05%) HP
16 12 (1.05%) TIBCO
17 11 (0.96%) Sitecore
18 10 (0.87%) WSO2