Period
to 25 March 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 25 March 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
25 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 116 105 118
Rank change year-on-year -11 +13 +6
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 992 1,168 892
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.33% 2.51% 2.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.63% 2.85% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 633 797 610
London median daily rate £525 £545 £511
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.67% +6.76% +7.47%
10th Percentile £325 £310 £320
90th Percentile £725 £725 £688
England median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 41 11
London median hourly rate £44.38 £35.00 £27.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.79% +26.58% +14.11%
10th Percentile £28.50 £15.75 £18.75
90th Percentile £100.63 £48.25 £47.50
England median hourly rate £43.30 £44.31 £30.08
% change year-on-year -2.28% +47.32% -19.80%

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 37,738 40,997 35,220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 88.54% 87.94% 86.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,973 29,671 25,302
London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £463 £438
% change year-on-year +2.70% +5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 537 407
London median hourly rate £26.00 £24.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% +19.05%
10th Percentile £12.75 £14.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.50 £53.00
England median hourly rate £23.50 £24.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year -5.05% -1.00% +10.00%

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 25 March 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 25 March 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 25 March 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 +20 224 £550 -2.65% 33
West London 0 48 £375 +7.14% 9
East London -32 38 £500 -11.07% 5
South London +7 12 £515 +14.44% 6
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 710 (71.57%) Degree
2 370 (37.30%) Finance
3 363 (36.59%) Computer Science Degree
4 347 (34.98%) Agile Software Development
5 269 (27.12%) SQL
6 264 (26.61%) Java
7 262 (26.41%) Python
8 254 (25.60%) Problem-Solving
9 227 (22.88%) Analytical Skills
9 227 (22.88%) Mathematics
10 204 (20.56%) JavaScript
11 183 (18.45%) Amazon AWS
12 170 (17.14%) Software Engineering
13 168 (16.94%) Algorithms
14 163 (16.43%) C#
15 156 (15.73%) TDD
16 147 (14.82%) DevOps
17 146 (14.72%) Git (software)
18 145 (14.62%) Data Science
19 139 (14.01%) HTML
20 134 (13.51%) Analytics
21 131 (13.21%) CSS
22 127 (12.80%) OO
22 127 (12.80%) Microsoft Azure
23 125 (12.60%) Scrum
24 121 (12.20%) SQL Server
25 119 (12.00%) .NET
25 119 (12.00%) Docker
26 115 (11.59%) REST
27 113 (11.39%) Data Structures

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 80 (8.06%) Apache Spark
2 30 (3.02%) SharePoint
3 29 (2.92%) SAS
4 21 (2.12%) Apache
5 18 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
6 16 (1.61%) Confluence
7 15 (1.51%) MS Exchange
8 11 (1.11%) CMS
8 11 (1.11%) WebSphere
9 10 (1.01%) Cloud Foundry
10 9 (0.91%) WebLogic
11 8 (0.81%) GeoServer
11 8 (0.81%) GlassFish
11 8 (0.81%) JCAPS
11 8 (0.81%) nginx
11 8 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
12 7 (0.71%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.60%) Hyperledger
13 6 (0.60%) OpenStack
14 5 (0.50%) Ethereum
Applications
1 38 (3.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (2.62%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (1.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (1.51%) Chatbot
5 5 (0.50%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.30%) SPSS
6 3 (0.30%) UXPin
7 2 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.20%) GIMP
7 2 (0.20%) LaTeX
7 2 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.10%) GNU Octave
8 1 (0.10%) Houdini
8 1 (0.10%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.10%) Maya
8 1 (0.10%) NUKE
8 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.10%) Stata
Business Applications
1 13 (1.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.81%) Distributed Ledger
3 5 (0.50%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.40%) Endur
4 4 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.30%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.20%) HFM
6 2 (0.20%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.10%) Actimize
7 1 (0.10%) Advent Geneva
7 1 (0.10%) Infor SunSystems
7 1 (0.10%) Magento
7 1 (0.10%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle AML
7 1 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.10%) RMDS
7 1 (0.10%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.10%) Unica
7 1 (0.10%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 183 (18.45%) Amazon AWS
2 127 (12.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (6.45%) Google Cloud Platform
4 56 (5.65%) GitHub
5 26 (2.62%) PaaS
6 25 (2.52%) Office 365
7 21 (2.12%) Amazon EC2
8 20 (2.02%) Amazon S3
9 19 (1.92%) Heroku
10 16 (1.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 14 (1.41%) Serverless
12 11 (1.11%) Amazon EMR
13 10 (1.01%) AWS Lambda
14 9 (0.91%) Amazon SQS
15 8 (0.81%) Azure Data Factory
15 8 (0.81%) Data Lake Analytics
15 8 (0.81%) Dialogflow
15 8 (0.81%) IaaS
15 8 (0.81%) SaaS
15 8 (0.81%) Wit.ai
Communications & Networking
1 31 (3.13%) Firewall
2 24 (2.42%) Internet
3 22 (2.22%) VPN
4 21 (2.12%) DNS
5 18 (1.81%) BGP
5 18 (1.81%) LAN
6 16 (1.61%) MPLS
6 16 (1.61%) OSPF
7 14 (1.41%) WAN
8 12 (1.21%) HTTP
9 11 (1.11%) TCP/IP
10 8 (0.81%) FTP
10 8 (0.81%) Network Security
11 7 (0.71%) DHCP
12 6 (0.60%) Wireless
12 6 (0.60%) Wireshark
13 5 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
14 4 (0.40%) Ethernet
14 4 (0.40%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 90 (9.07%) Big Data
3 78 (7.86%) NoSQL
4 70 (7.06%) Relational Database
5 65 (6.55%) Hadoop
6 49 (4.94%) PostgreSQL
7 42 (4.23%) Redis
8 40 (4.03%) MySQL
9 39 (3.93%) MongoDB
10 37 (3.73%) Apache Cassandra
10 37 (3.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 29 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
12 25 (2.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 24 (2.42%) Apache Hive
13 24 (2.42%) Data Mining
14 22 (2.22%) Amazon RDS
15 19 (1.92%) KDB
16 16 (1.61%) HBase
17 15 (1.51%) Data Lake
17 15 (1.51%) Kdb+
Development Applications
1 146 (14.72%) Git (software)
2 92 (9.27%) Jenkins
3 69 (6.96%) JIRA
4 45 (4.54%) Maven
5 43 (4.33%) Visual Studio Team System
6 32 (3.23%) JUnit
7 31 (3.13%) webpack
8 29 (2.92%) Team Foundation Server
9 26 (2.62%) Cucumber
10 25 (2.52%) Bitbucket
10 25 (2.52%) Selenium
11 17 (1.71%) PostCSS
12 16 (1.61%) Jasmine
12 16 (1.61%) Mocha
12 16 (1.61%) Visual Studio
13 14 (1.41%) TestNG
14 13 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 13 (1.31%) SpecFlow
15 12 (1.21%) Grunt
15 12 (1.21%) TeamCity
General
1 370 (37.30%) Finance
2 106 (10.69%) Banking
3 80 (8.06%) Marketing
4 52 (5.24%) Front Office
5 36 (3.63%) Retail
6 33 (3.33%) Investment Banking
7 32 (3.23%) Financial Institution
8 27 (2.72%) Advertising
8 27 (2.72%) Legal
9 22 (2.22%) German Language
10 20 (2.02%) French Language
11 15 (1.51%) Publishing
12 14 (1.41%) Back Office
13 12 (1.21%) Games
14 11 (1.11%) Telecoms
15 9 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.60%) Law
17 5 (0.50%) Italian Language
17 5 (0.50%) Spanish Language
17 5 (0.50%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 447 (45.06%) Developer
2 109 (10.99%) Java Developer
3 98 (9.88%) Senior Developer
4 92 (9.27%) Analyst
5 60 (6.05%) Data Scientist
5 60 (6.05%) Software Engineer
6 57 (5.75%) C# Developer
7 54 (5.44%) .NET Developer
8 47 (4.74%) Architect
9 36 (3.63%) React Developer
10 35 (3.53%) Consultant
11 34 (3.43%) Software Developer
12 33 (3.33%) Data Engineer
13 30 (3.02%) Senior Java Developer
14 29 (2.92%) Python Developer
15 27 (2.72%) DevOps Engineer
16 23 (2.32%) Data Analyst
17 22 (2.22%) Electronic Trading Developer
17 22 (2.22%) JavaScript Developer
17 22 (2.22%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (14.01%) HTML
2 131 (13.21%) CSS
3 119 (12.00%) .NET
4 115 (11.59%) REST
5 101 (10.18%) AngularJS
6 86 (8.67%) React
7 80 (8.06%) RESTful
8 75 (7.56%) Spring
9 73 (7.36%) Node.js
10 72 (7.26%) Kafka
11 64 (6.45%) Web Services
12 55 (5.54%) HTML5
13 45 (4.54%) XML
14 40 (4.03%) JSON
14 40 (4.03%) Middleware
15 39 (3.93%) Redux
15 39 (3.93%) Vue.js
16 34 (3.43%) CSS3
16 34 (3.43%) TensorFlow
17 31 (3.13%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 227 (22.88%) Analytical Skills
2 168 (16.94%) Algorithms
3 113 (11.39%) Data Structures
4 92 (9.27%) User Experience
5 46 (4.64%) Hedge funds
6 41 (4.13%) Self-Motivation
7 39 (3.93%) Virtual Team
8 35 (3.53%) Fintech
8 35 (3.53%) Management Information System
9 34 (3.43%) Greenfield Project
10 32 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 26 (2.62%) Mobile App
12 25 (2.52%) Data Centre
13 23 (2.32%) Derivative
14 18 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
15 17 (1.71%) Equities
16 15 (1.51%) Public Cloud
17 14 (1.41%) Blog
18 12 (1.21%) Robotics
19 11 (1.11%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 98 (9.88%) Linux
2 88 (8.87%) Windows
3 67 (6.75%) Unix
4 37 (3.73%) Android
5 30 (3.02%) Apple iOS
6 21 (2.12%) Windows Server
7 10 (1.01%) CentOS
7 10 (1.01%) VMS
8 8 (0.81%) Fedora
8 8 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.60%) Windows 10
9 6 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.50%) Solaris
10 5 (0.50%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.30%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.20%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.20%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 347 (34.98%) Agile Software Development
2 254 (25.60%) Problem-Solving
3 227 (22.88%) Mathematics
4 170 (17.14%) Software Engineering
5 156 (15.73%) TDD
6 147 (14.82%) DevOps
7 145 (14.62%) Data Science
8 134 (13.51%) Analytics
9 127 (12.80%) OO
10 125 (12.60%) Scrum
11 107 (10.79%) Test Automation
12 99 (9.98%) Machine Learning
13 96 (9.68%) Microservices
14 90 (9.07%) Statistics
15 82 (8.27%) BDD
16 79 (7.96%) SDLC
17 76 (7.66%) Data Modelling
18 74 (7.46%) Continuous Integration
19 61 (6.15%) OOD
20 60 (6.05%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 269 (27.12%) SQL
2 264 (26.61%) Java
3 262 (26.41%) Python
4 204 (20.56%) JavaScript
5 163 (16.43%) C#
6 82 (8.27%) C++
7 76 (7.66%) R
8 68 (6.85%) Scala
9 46 (4.64%) ES6
10 33 (3.33%) Go
11 32 (3.23%) Java 8
11 32 (3.23%) PowerShell
12 29 (2.92%) TypeScript
13 28 (2.82%) Kotlin
14 27 (2.72%) VB
15 25 (2.52%) Bash Shell
15 25 (2.52%) Perl
15 25 (2.52%) Ruby
16 22 (2.22%) Shell Script
17 18 (1.81%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 710 (71.57%) Degree
2 363 (36.59%) Computer Science Degree
3 86 (8.67%) Master's Degree
4 84 (8.47%) PhD
5 26 (2.62%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (2.22%) Numerate Degree
7 20 (2.02%) Security Cleared
8 13 (1.31%) CCIE
9 12 (1.21%) CISSP
9 12 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (1.11%) CCNP
10 11 (1.11%) SC Cleared
11 10 (1.01%) CCNA
11 10 (1.01%) CISA
11 10 (1.01%) MBA
12 9 (0.91%) Sun Certification
13 8 (0.81%) CISM
14 6 (0.60%) ISTQB
15 5 (0.50%) DV Cleared
15 5 (0.50%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (8.37%) QA
2 14 (1.41%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.91%) COBIT
4 8 (0.81%) SLA
5 7 (0.71%) CDISC
5 7 (0.71%) GDPR
6 6 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.40%) ISO 15022
7 4 (0.40%) ISO 20022
7 4 (0.40%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.20%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.20%) PMO
9 1 (0.10%) Basel III
9 1 (0.10%) COSO
9 1 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 1 (0.10%) WAI
9 1 (0.10%) WCAG
System Software
1 119 (12.00%) Docker
2 23 (2.32%) Active Directory
3 12 (1.21%) Apache Flume
3 12 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.81%) Firmware
5 7 (0.71%) XenApp
5 7 (0.71%) XenDesktop
6 6 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.50%) HDFS
8 4 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 4 (0.40%) Xen
9 3 (0.30%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.30%) Varnish
10 2 (0.20%) ACF2
10 2 (0.20%) iptables
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.20%) RACF
10 2 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.20%) XenServer
11 1 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 74 (7.46%) Kubernetes
2 38 (3.83%) Ansible
3 30 (3.02%) Puppet
4 28 (2.82%) Terraform
5 26 (2.62%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (1.21%) Control-M
7 7 (0.71%) Graphite
7 7 (0.71%) Rundeck
7 7 (0.71%) SCCM
7 7 (0.71%) ZABBIX
8 5 (0.50%) Docker Swarm
8 5 (0.50%) HAProxy
8 5 (0.50%) ITRS Geneos
8 5 (0.50%) logstash
8 5 (0.50%) Mesos
9 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (0.40%) Rancher
9 4 (0.40%) Sysdig
9 4 (0.40%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.30%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 107 (10.79%) Microsoft
2 91 (9.17%) Oracle
3 74 (7.46%) Google
4 35 (3.53%) Tableau
5 25 (2.52%) VMware
6 24 (2.42%) Cisco
7 21 (2.12%) TIBCO
8 20 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
8 20 (2.02%) SAP
9 17 (1.71%) Citrix
10 16 (1.61%) ServiceNow
11 15 (1.51%) Splunk
12 14 (1.41%) Atlassian
12 14 (1.41%) IFS
12 14 (1.41%) Sybase
13 13 (1.31%) Twitter
14 12 (1.21%) Alteryx
14 12 (1.21%) IBM
15 11 (1.11%) Red Hat
16 9 (0.91%) Informatica