Period
to 23 February 2018

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 23 February 2018 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 104 117 114
Rank change year-on-year +13 -3 +10
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 1,142 915 957
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.43% 2.21% 2.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.42% 6.09% 5.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 803 614 642
London median daily rate £538 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +10.53% -
10th Percentile £313 £319 £300
90th Percentile £700 £684 £675
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 14 16
London median hourly rate £32.15 £25.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.58% +3.18% +16.60%
10th Percentile £16.43 £17.26 £15.69
90th Percentile £48.30 £43.38 £29.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +30.77% -13.33% +30.71%

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 17,788 15,014 16,614
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.90% 36.34% 37.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,908 10,528 11,739
London median daily rate £500 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £310 £300 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
England median daily rate £463 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +5.71% +2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 258 256 267
London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +11.28% +11.08%
10th Percentile £12.18 £12.75 £11.50
90th Percentile £48.33 £51.25 £43.75
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +14.29%

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 23 February 2018.

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 23 February 2018.

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 23 February 2018. 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 -12 196 £575 +9.52% 230
West London -4 61 £325 -27.78% 84
East London +3 34 £569 +19.74% 23
South London -44 11 £375 -6.25% 13
North London -2 5 £563 - 14
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, 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.

1 839 (73.47%) Degree
2 470 (41.16%) Computer Science Degree
3 379 (33.19%) Finance
4 369 (32.31%) Agile Software Development
5 353 (30.91%) Java
6 326 (28.55%) SQL
7 295 (25.83%) Python
8 260 (22.77%) Mathematics
9 221 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
10 210 (18.39%) Linux
11 209 (18.30%) C#
12 208 (18.21%) JavaScript
13 191 (16.73%) Banking
14 178 (15.59%) C++
15 163 (14.27%) OO
16 161 (14.10%) Analytics
17 141 (12.35%) HTML
17 141 (12.35%) SQL Server
18 139 (12.17%) Microsoft
19 134 (11.73%) Multithreading
19 134 (11.73%) SDLC
20 129 (11.30%) .NET
21 128 (11.21%) Front Office
22 125 (10.95%) TDD
22 125 (10.95%) Git (software)
23 123 (10.77%) Test Automation
23 123 (10.77%) Algorithms
24 120 (10.51%) Scrum
24 120 (10.51%) Windows
25 119 (10.42%) Amazon AWS

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 66 (5.78%) Apache Spark
2 40 (3.50%) Confluence
3 33 (2.89%) Apache
4 25 (2.19%) SAS
5 23 (2.01%) Tomcat
6 20 (1.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 19 (1.66%) SharePoint
8 18 (1.58%) CMS
8 18 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
8 18 (1.58%) JBoss
8 18 (1.58%) OpenStack
9 10 (0.88%) Apache Pig
10 9 (0.79%) Apache Solr
10 9 (0.79%) MS Exchange
10 9 (0.79%) nginx
11 7 (0.61%) Skype for Business
12 6 (0.53%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.35%) Drupal
13 4 (0.35%) Oracle Coherence
13 4 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 54 (4.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (1.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (1.23%) SPSS
5 11 (0.96%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.79%) Stata
7 8 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
8 5 (0.44%) Weka
9 4 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.26%) Chatbot
10 3 (0.26%) UserZoom
11 2 (0.18%) GIMP
11 2 (0.18%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.088%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 9 (0.79%) ION MarketView
2 8 (0.70%) Adobe Campaign
3 4 (0.35%) HiPortfolio
3 4 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.35%) RMDS
3 4 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.26%) BondVision
4 3 (0.26%) Magento
4 3 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.088%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.088%) Endur
6 1 (0.088%) Findur
6 1 (0.088%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.088%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.088%) Radian6
6 1 (0.088%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 119 (10.42%) Amazon AWS
2 69 (6.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (2.01%) Office 365
4 21 (1.84%) GitHub
5 18 (1.58%) Amazon S3
5 18 (1.58%) Google Analytics
6 17 (1.49%) OpenShift
7 12 (1.05%) Amazon SQS
7 12 (1.05%) Heroku
8 11 (0.96%) SaaS
9 10 (0.88%) PaaS
10 9 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (0.79%) Serverless
11 8 (0.70%) Adobe Analytics
11 8 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
11 8 (0.70%) IaaS
12 6 (0.53%) Mimecast
12 6 (0.53%) npm
13 4 (0.35%) Azure Machine Learning
13 4 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 44 (3.85%) TCP/IP
2 40 (3.50%) Internet
3 38 (3.33%) Firewall
4 25 (2.19%) SSL
5 23 (2.01%) HTTP
6 18 (1.58%) VPN
7 13 (1.14%) Network Security
8 12 (1.05%) LAN
9 11 (0.96%) DNS
9 11 (0.96%) FTP
10 10 (0.88%) Cisco IOS
11 9 (0.79%) IPsec
11 9 (0.79%) MPLS
11 9 (0.79%) SMS
12 7 (0.61%) BGP
12 7 (0.61%) Kerberos
12 7 (0.61%) WAN
13 6 (0.53%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (0.53%) PBX
13 6 (0.53%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (12.35%) SQL Server
2 111 (9.72%) Big Data
3 82 (7.18%) Hadoop
4 78 (6.83%) MySQL
5 72 (6.30%) NoSQL
6 50 (4.38%) PostgreSQL
6 50 (4.38%) Relational Database
7 48 (4.20%) Data Warehouse
7 48 (4.20%) MongoDB
8 40 (3.50%) HBase
9 37 (3.24%) Power BI
10 29 (2.54%) Apache Cassandra
11 28 (2.45%) RDBMS
12 25 (2.19%) Apache Hive
12 25 (2.19%) Data Lake
13 24 (2.10%) Oracle Database
13 24 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 23 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 22 (1.93%) Redis
16 21 (1.84%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 125 (10.95%) Git (software)
2 68 (5.95%) JIRA
3 53 (4.64%) Jenkins
4 37 (3.24%) Subversion
5 36 (3.15%) Bitbucket
6 32 (2.80%) Maven
7 31 (2.71%) TeamCity
8 30 (2.63%) Cucumber
9 28 (2.45%) Selenium
10 23 (2.01%) webpack
11 20 (1.75%) Visual Studio
12 17 (1.49%) Mercurial
13 14 (1.23%) Visual Studio Team System
14 13 (1.14%) Babel
14 13 (1.14%) GitLab
15 12 (1.05%) Gradle
15 12 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
15 12 (1.05%) Xcode
16 10 (0.88%) Appium
16 10 (0.88%) JUnit
General
1 379 (33.19%) Finance
2 191 (16.73%) Banking
3 128 (11.21%) Front Office
4 86 (7.53%) Investment Banking
5 74 (6.48%) Marketing
6 43 (3.77%) Telecoms
7 41 (3.59%) Retail
8 32 (2.80%) Games
9 22 (1.93%) Legal
9 22 (1.93%) Publishing
10 21 (1.84%) Back Office
11 20 (1.75%) Financial Institution
12 15 (1.31%) Advertising
13 8 (0.70%) Spanish Language
14 7 (0.61%) Electronics
15 6 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.44%) Manufacturing
17 4 (0.35%) Italian Language
18 3 (0.26%) French Language
18 3 (0.26%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 522 (45.71%) Developer
2 173 (15.15%) Java Developer
3 127 (11.12%) Analyst
4 106 (9.28%) C# Developer
5 72 (6.30%) Senior Developer
6 62 (5.43%) Data Scientist
7 51 (4.47%) Architect
8 49 (4.29%) Python Developer
9 39 (3.42%) Front Office Developer
10 38 (3.33%) Project Manager
11 37 (3.24%) Quantitative Developer
11 37 (3.24%) Senior Java Developer
12 34 (2.98%) Consultant
13 33 (2.89%) Business Analyst
14 32 (2.80%) C++ Developer
15 30 (2.63%) .NET Developer
16 29 (2.54%) Full Stack Developer
17 28 (2.45%) JavaScript Developer
18 27 (2.36%) C# .NET Developer
18 27 (2.36%) Electronic Trading Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (12.35%) HTML
2 129 (11.30%) .NET
3 99 (8.67%) CSS
4 88 (7.71%) Web Services
5 79 (6.92%) AngularJS
6 77 (6.74%) Spring
7 62 (5.43%) REST
8 60 (5.25%) HTML5
9 57 (4.99%) WPF
10 56 (4.90%) RESTful
11 53 (4.64%) React
12 43 (3.77%) Node.js
13 41 (3.59%) Hibernate
14 38 (3.33%) XML
15 36 (3.15%) FIX Protocol
16 35 (3.06%) Kafka
17 31 (2.71%) jQuery
17 31 (2.71%) WCF
18 29 (2.54%) Redux
18 29 (2.54%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 221 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
2 123 (10.77%) Algorithms
3 89 (7.79%) Data Structures
4 87 (7.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 78 (6.83%) User Experience
6 56 (4.90%) Fixed Income
7 51 (4.47%) Management Information System
8 48 (4.20%) Hedge funds
9 42 (3.68%) Greenfield Project
10 41 (3.59%) Mobile App
11 36 (3.15%) Derivative
12 34 (2.98%) Equities
13 25 (2.19%) Fintech
14 23 (2.01%) Data Centre
15 22 (1.93%) Credit Risk
16 18 (1.58%) Virtual Team
17 17 (1.49%) Market Risk
18 11 (0.96%) PMI
18 11 (0.96%) Social Media
19 10 (0.88%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 210 (18.39%) Linux
2 120 (10.51%) Windows
3 74 (6.48%) Unix
4 56 (4.90%) Android
5 40 (3.50%) Apple iOS
6 28 (2.45%) Windows Server
7 12 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (0.96%) Windows 7
9 8 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.61%) Mac OS
10 7 (0.61%) Windows 10
11 5 (0.44%) CentOS
12 4 (0.35%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.18%) Debian
14 1 (0.088%) AIX
14 1 (0.088%) Fedora
14 1 (0.088%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.088%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 369 (32.31%) Agile Software Development
2 260 (22.77%) Mathematics
3 163 (14.27%) OO
4 161 (14.10%) Analytics
5 134 (11.73%) Multithreading
5 134 (11.73%) SDLC
6 125 (10.95%) TDD
7 123 (10.77%) Test Automation
8 120 (10.51%) Scrum
9 115 (10.07%) Software Engineering
10 104 (9.11%) Data Science
11 102 (8.93%) Electronic Trading
12 90 (7.88%) Project Management
13 89 (7.79%) Visualisation
14 88 (7.71%) Machine Learning
15 87 (7.62%) Statistics
16 82 (7.18%) Low Latency
17 81 (7.09%) OOD
18 76 (6.65%) DevOps
19 75 (6.57%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 353 (30.91%) Java
2 326 (28.55%) SQL
3 295 (25.83%) Python
4 209 (18.30%) C#
5 208 (18.21%) JavaScript
6 178 (15.59%) C++
7 77 (6.74%) C
8 74 (6.48%) R
9 46 (4.03%) Scala
10 34 (2.98%) PowerShell
10 34 (2.98%) T-SQL
11 29 (2.54%) Perl
12 28 (2.45%) ES6
13 26 (2.28%) Ruby
14 24 (2.10%) Apple Swift
14 24 (2.10%) VBA
15 20 (1.75%) PHP
16 19 (1.66%) Bash Shell
16 19 (1.66%) Shell Script
17 17 (1.49%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 839 (73.47%) Degree
2 470 (41.16%) Computer Science Degree
3 84 (7.36%) Master's Degree
4 68 (5.95%) Numerate Degree
5 59 (5.17%) PhD
6 27 (2.36%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
8 23 (2.01%) CISSP
9 19 (1.66%) CCNA
10 16 (1.40%) MBA
10 16 (1.40%) Security Cleared
11 15 (1.31%) MCSE
11 15 (1.31%) PMI Certification
12 14 (1.23%) CCNP
13 13 (1.14%) CISM
14 12 (1.05%) CCIE
15 11 (0.96%) PMP
15 11 (0.96%) SC Cleared
15 11 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 10 (0.88%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (6.92%) QA
2 22 (1.93%) SLA
3 16 (1.40%) Data Quality
3 16 (1.40%) GDPR
4 7 (0.61%) HL7
4 7 (0.61%) MiFID
4 7 (0.61%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.53%) Basel II
5 6 (0.53%) PMO
6 5 (0.44%) CDISC
6 5 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.18%) AS 2805
7 2 (0.18%) GCP
7 2 (0.18%) IFRS
7 2 (0.18%) ISO 8583
7 2 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.18%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.088%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.088%) SEPA
8 1 (0.088%) UCITS
System Software
1 48 (4.20%) Docker
2 26 (2.28%) Active Directory
3 18 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (1.23%) HDFS
5 13 (1.14%) Apache Flume
6 8 (0.70%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.61%) iptables
8 5 (0.44%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.18%) KVM
10 2 (0.18%) QEMU
10 2 (0.18%) Varnish
10 2 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.18%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.18%) XenApp
10 2 (0.18%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.088%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.088%) NFS
11 1 (0.088%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 28 (2.45%) Ansible
2 25 (2.19%) Kubernetes
3 18 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (1.49%) Puppet
5 15 (1.31%) Terraform
6 8 (0.70%) Salt
6 8 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
7 7 (0.61%) Backup Exec
7 7 (0.61%) SCCM
8 6 (0.53%) CA Single Sign-On
8 6 (0.53%) HP ALM
8 6 (0.53%) NetBackup
8 6 (0.53%) Netcool
9 5 (0.44%) Oozie
9 5 (0.44%) Packer
9 5 (0.44%) SELinux
10 4 (0.35%) Capistrano
10 4 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
10 4 (0.35%) Netcool/OMNIbus
10 4 (0.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 139 (12.17%) Microsoft
2 86 (7.53%) Oracle
3 49 (4.29%) Tableau
4 40 (3.50%) Cisco
4 40 (3.50%) Google
5 26 (2.28%) Salesforce.com
6 25 (2.19%) VMware
7 24 (2.10%) Splunk
8 21 (1.84%) SAP
9 20 (1.75%) Adobe
9 20 (1.75%) Apple
9 20 (1.75%) Red Hat
10 19 (1.66%) Sybase
11 16 (1.40%) Alteryx
12 14 (1.23%) Atlassian
12 14 (1.23%) Citrix
13 13 (1.14%) Genesys
14 12 (1.05%) CheckPoint
15 11 (0.96%) Bloomberg
16 10 (0.88%) Pega