Period
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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 19 May 2022 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
19 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 131 98 87
Rank change year-on-year -33 -11 +28
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 833 663 559
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.15% 2.76% 2.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.36% 3.04% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 433 312
10th Percentile £423 £350 £339
25th Percentile £513 £450 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £605 £563 £538
Median % change year-on-year +7.56% +4.65% +2.38%
75th Percentile £765 £675 £628
90th Percentile £875 £750 £713
England median daily rate £580 £550 £513
% change year-on-year +5.45% +7.32% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 17 19
10th Percentile £29.15 £24.59 £30.27
25th Percentile £34.44 £34.88 £41.25
Median hourly rate £41.25 £37.50 £52.50
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -28.57% +17.97%
75th Percentile £55.03 £47.50 £63.00
90th Percentile £61.83 £53.25 £69.50
England median hourly rate £46.71 £38.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year +22.92% -27.62% +23.53%

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 35,368 21,827 18,018
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 91.48% 90.91% 89.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,828 15,654 12,970
10th Percentile £400 £350 £325
25th Percentile £475 £425 £416
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% - +0.96%
75th Percentile £688 £625 £613
90th Percentile £775 £706 £700
England median daily rate £540 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +8.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 230 233
10th Percentile £17.25 £15.00 £13.50
25th Percentile £23.91 £21.25 £18.50
Median hourly rate £36.50 £32.85 £26.50
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +23.96% +18.34%
75th Percentile £51.00 £52.63 £47.12
90th Percentile £68.00 £66.50 £59.50
England median hourly rate £27.00 £24.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +10.20% +13.95% -4.44%

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science in London

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Computer Science in London.

Daily rate trend for Computer Science in London

Computer Science
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Computer Science in London over the 6 months to 19 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Computer Science in London

Computer Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Computer Science in London.

Hourly rate trend for Computer Science in London

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Computer Science in London over the 6 months to 19 May 2022.

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 19 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London +4 122 £600 +9.09% 81
West London +4 19 £510 -17.74% 21
South London -4 12 £725 +38.10% 6
East London -8 5 £760 +58.33% 31
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 19 May 2022, 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.

1 601 (72.15%) Degree
2 350 (42.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 347 (41.66%) Social Skills
4 301 (36.13%) Java
5 299 (35.89%) Agile
6 269 (32.29%) Finance
7 245 (29.41%) Python
8 235 (28.21%) SQL
9 205 (24.61%) Azure
10 189 (22.69%) Mathematics
11 164 (19.69%) C#
12 156 (18.73%) Software Engineering
13 155 (18.61%) Analytical Skills
14 149 (17.89%) Problem-Solving
15 148 (17.77%) DevOps
16 143 (17.17%) CI/CD
17 131 (15.73%) Analytics
18 130 (15.61%) AWS
19 127 (15.25%) C++
20 121 (14.53%) Banking
21 117 (14.05%) JavaScript
22 109 (13.09%) Scrum
23 108 (12.97%) Front Office
24 102 (12.24%) TDD
25 101 (12.12%) Git (software)
26 98 (11.76%) Linux
27 97 (11.64%) Oracle
28 93 (11.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
28 93 (11.16%) Jenkins
29 92 (11.04%) Low Latency

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 43 (5.16%) Apache Spark
2 23 (2.76%) Apache Airflow
3 21 (2.52%) Apache
4 19 (2.28%) Oracle Coherence
4 19 (2.28%) WebSphere
5 12 (1.44%) Confluence
6 11 (1.32%) SharePoint
6 11 (1.32%) Tomcat
7 10 (1.20%) SAS
8 8 (0.96%) Luigi
9 7 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (0.84%) Ethereum
10 6 (0.72%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.60%) IIS
11 5 (0.60%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 4 (0.48%) CMS
12 4 (0.48%) JBoss
12 4 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 18 (2.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (0.72%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.48%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.36%) SPSS
6 3 (0.36%) Stata
7 1 (0.12%) Blender
7 1 (0.12%) Houdini
7 1 (0.12%) Maya
7 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (0.60%) ION MarketView
1 5 (0.60%) MoSes
2 3 (0.36%) NetSuite
2 3 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.36%) Oracle Cash Management
2 3 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.24%) Oracle FAH
3 2 (0.24%) Oracle Utilities
3 2 (0.24%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
4 1 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.12%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 205 (24.61%) Azure
2 130 (15.61%) AWS
3 59 (7.08%) GCP
4 37 (4.44%) Serverless
5 34 (4.08%) PaaS
6 30 (3.60%) GitHub
6 30 (3.60%) SaaS
7 28 (3.36%) Power Platform
8 20 (2.40%) IaaS
9 16 (1.92%) Azure Data Factory
10 15 (1.80%) AWS Lambda
11 14 (1.68%) Azure Functions
12 11 (1.32%) Amazon SQS
12 11 (1.32%) Microsoft 365
12 11 (1.32%) OpenShift
13 10 (1.20%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 9 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
15 8 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
15 8 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
15 8 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 38 (4.56%) Firewall
2 22 (2.64%) Network Security
3 21 (2.52%) TCP/IP
3 21 (2.52%) WAN
4 20 (2.40%) Internet
5 12 (1.44%) LAN
5 12 (1.44%) Wireless
6 10 (1.20%) DNS
6 10 (1.20%) VPN
7 8 (0.96%) HTTP
7 8 (0.96%) SD-WAN
8 7 (0.84%) DHCP
9 6 (0.72%) SSL
10 5 (0.60%) MPLS
10 5 (0.60%) SAN
11 4 (0.48%) BGP
11 4 (0.48%) IPsec
11 4 (0.48%) IPv6
11 4 (0.48%) NGN
11 4 (0.48%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (8.76%) NoSQL
2 72 (8.64%) SQL Server
3 60 (7.20%) PostgreSQL
4 54 (6.48%) Big Data
5 52 (6.24%) Relational Database
6 40 (4.80%) MongoDB
7 34 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
8 31 (3.72%) Hadoop
9 27 (3.24%) Oracle Database
10 24 (2.88%) Data Lake
10 24 (2.88%) Power BI
11 22 (2.64%) MySQL
11 22 (2.64%) Redis
12 20 (2.40%) Oracle Database 12c
13 19 (2.28%) DB2
13 19 (2.28%) Oracle Database 11g
14 18 (2.16%) Metadata
15 15 (1.80%) Tableau
16 12 (1.44%) KDB
17 11 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 101 (12.12%) Git (software)
2 93 (11.16%) Jenkins
3 64 (7.68%) JIRA
4 41 (4.92%) GitLab
5 39 (4.68%) Maven
6 33 (3.96%) TeamCity
7 30 (3.60%) Bitbucket
8 25 (3.00%) IntelliJ
9 24 (2.88%) SonarQube
9 24 (2.88%) Visual Studio
10 22 (2.64%) Subversion
11 21 (2.52%) JUnit
12 19 (2.28%) Eclipse
13 17 (2.04%) Cucumber
14 16 (1.92%) Artifactory
14 16 (1.92%) webpack
15 14 (1.68%) Gradle
16 12 (1.44%) Mockito
17 11 (1.32%) MLflow
18 9 (1.08%) Concordion
General
1 347 (41.66%) Social Skills
2 269 (32.29%) Finance
3 155 (18.61%) Analytical Skills
4 121 (14.53%) Banking
5 108 (12.97%) Front Office
6 65 (7.80%) Investment Banking
7 49 (5.88%) Presentation Skills
8 24 (2.88%) Telecoms
9 23 (2.76%) Influencing Skills
10 21 (2.52%) Marketing
11 20 (2.40%) Legal
12 19 (2.28%) Retail
13 15 (1.80%) Public Sector
13 15 (1.80%) Publishing
14 12 (1.44%) Documentation Skills
14 12 (1.44%) Financial Institution
15 9 (1.08%) Advertising
15 9 (1.08%) Electronics
15 9 (1.08%) Spanish Language
16 8 (0.96%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 327 (39.26%) Developer
2 140 (16.81%) Java Developer
3 80 (9.60%) Architect
4 72 (8.64%) Analyst
5 61 (7.32%) Senior Developer
6 41 (4.92%) Data Engineer
7 40 (4.80%) Electronic Trading Developer
8 34 (4.08%) C# Developer
9 32 (3.84%) .NET Developer
9 32 (3.84%) Software Engineer
10 31 (3.72%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
10 31 (3.72%) Python Developer
11 30 (3.60%) Front Office Developer
11 30 (3.60%) Low Latency Java Developer
11 30 (3.60%) Senior Java Developer
12 29 (3.48%) Full Stack Developer
13 26 (3.12%) Business Analyst
14 22 (2.64%) Solutions Architect
15 20 (2.40%) DevOps Engineer
15 20 (2.40%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (9.48%) HTML
2 76 (9.12%) .NET
3 75 (9.00%) React
3 75 (9.00%) REST
4 66 (7.92%) CSS
5 60 (7.20%) AngularJS
6 52 (6.24%) Node.js
6 52 (6.24%) Spring
7 47 (5.64%) Kafka
8 44 (5.28%) RESTful
9 36 (4.32%) .NET Framework
9 36 (4.32%) JSON
10 32 (3.84%) HTML5
10 32 (3.84%) XML
11 29 (3.48%) Spring Boot
11 29 (3.48%) Web Services
12 28 (3.36%) WPF
13 27 (3.24%) Middleware
14 23 (2.76%) Redux
15 22 (2.64%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 93 (11.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 85 (10.20%) Management Information System
3 81 (9.72%) Algorithms
4 60 (7.20%) Data Structures
5 57 (6.84%) User Experience
6 55 (6.60%) Fixed Income
7 32 (3.84%) Derivative
8 29 (3.48%) Data Centre
9 24 (2.88%) Cloud Native
10 23 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
11 22 (2.64%) Linux Command Line
12 21 (2.52%) Mobile App
13 20 (2.40%) Greenfield Project
14 18 (2.16%) Public Cloud
15 17 (2.04%) Renewable Energy
15 17 (2.04%) Virtual Team
16 15 (1.80%) Equities
17 14 (1.68%) Social Media
18 13 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
19 12 (1.44%) Blockchain
Operating Systems
1 98 (11.76%) Linux
2 59 (7.08%) Windows
3 42 (5.04%) Unix
4 20 (2.40%) Android
5 16 (1.92%) Apple iOS
6 13 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.72%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.36%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.36%) zOS
9 2 (0.24%) Amazon Linux
9 2 (0.24%) CentOS
9 2 (0.24%) Debian
9 2 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.24%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.24%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.12%) tvOS
10 1 (0.12%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 299 (35.89%) Agile
2 189 (22.69%) Mathematics
3 156 (18.73%) Software Engineering
4 149 (17.89%) Problem-Solving
5 148 (17.77%) DevOps
6 143 (17.17%) CI/CD
7 131 (15.73%) Analytics
8 109 (13.09%) Scrum
9 102 (12.24%) TDD
10 92 (11.04%) Low Latency
11 88 (10.56%) Data Science
12 86 (10.32%) Microservices
12 86 (10.32%) Test Automation
13 84 (10.08%) Physics
14 82 (9.84%) Multithreading
15 81 (9.72%) Risk Management
16 78 (9.36%) OO
17 70 (8.40%) Business Intelligence
18 66 (7.92%) Continuous Integration
19 64 (7.68%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 301 (36.13%) Java
2 245 (29.41%) Python
3 235 (28.21%) SQL
4 164 (19.69%) C#
5 127 (15.25%) C++
6 117 (14.05%) JavaScript
7 55 (6.60%) Scala
8 42 (5.04%) TypeScript
9 35 (4.20%) PowerShell
10 32 (3.84%) R
11 27 (3.24%) Kotlin
12 23 (2.76%) Bash
13 21 (2.52%) C
13 21 (2.52%) Go
14 20 (2.40%) Shell Script
15 17 (2.04%) ES6
16 15 (1.80%) Ruby
17 13 (1.56%) PL/SQL
18 10 (1.20%) Perl
19 9 (1.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 601 (72.15%) Degree
2 350 (42.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 54 (6.48%) Numerate Degree
4 53 (6.36%) Master's Degree
5 35 (4.20%) PhD
6 24 (2.88%) CISSP
7 22 (2.64%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (2.16%) CISA
9 17 (2.04%) TOGAF Certification
10 14 (1.68%) CRISC
10 14 (1.68%) FFIEC
11 12 (1.44%) MBA
11 12 (1.44%) PMI Certification
11 12 (1.44%) Security Cleared
12 11 (1.32%) CISM
12 11 (1.32%) SANS
12 11 (1.32%) SC Cleared
13 10 (1.20%) CCNA
13 10 (1.20%) GIAC
13 10 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (7.20%) QA
2 22 (2.64%) NIST
3 21 (2.52%) Data Quality
4 16 (1.92%) Accessibility
4 16 (1.92%) GDPR
4 16 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (1.08%) SLA
6 8 (0.96%) NIST 800
7 7 (0.84%) GLBA
7 7 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 7 (0.84%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.60%) COBIT
8 5 (0.60%) GRC
9 3 (0.36%) IFRS
9 3 (0.36%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.24%) Good Clinical Practice
10 2 (0.24%) GxP
10 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.12%) COSO
11 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 91 (10.92%) Docker
2 22 (2.64%) Active Directory
2 22 (2.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.44%) HDFS
4 10 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (1.20%) vSphere
5 4 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.48%) VMware NSX
6 3 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.24%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.12%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.12%) RHEV
8 1 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 85 (10.20%) Kubernetes
2 48 (5.76%) Ansible
3 36 (4.32%) Terraform
4 20 (2.40%) ITRS Geneos
5 9 (1.08%) Kubeflow
6 8 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (0.96%) Puppet
7 6 (0.72%) CloudForms
7 6 (0.72%) Oracle Identity Management
7 6 (0.72%) SCCM
8 5 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.48%) Grafana
9 4 (0.48%) Nexpose
9 4 (0.48%) Prometheus
9 4 (0.48%) Salt
9 4 (0.48%) vRealize
10 3 (0.36%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 3 (0.36%) HP Fortify
11 2 (0.24%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (0.24%) Packer
Vendors
1 97 (11.64%) Oracle
2 90 (10.80%) Microsoft
3 37 (4.44%) IBM
4 30 (3.60%) Telerik
5 27 (3.24%) Cisco
6 26 (3.12%) DevExpress
7 25 (3.00%) Databricks
7 25 (3.00%) VMware
8 20 (2.40%) Red Hat
9 19 (2.28%) Google
10 13 (1.56%) ServiceNow
10 13 (1.56%) Splunk
11 12 (1.44%) Adobe
11 12 (1.44%) Palo Alto
12 11 (1.32%) Juniper
13 9 (1.08%) Atlassian
13 9 (1.08%) Citrix
13 9 (1.08%) CyberArk
14 8 (0.96%) ForgeRock
15 7 (0.84%) Bloomberg