Period
to 21 September 2021

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 21 September 2021 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
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 108 96 107
Rank change year-on-year -12 +11 +13
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 860 388 966
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.55% 2.93% 2.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.80% 3.28% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 575 219 681
10th Percentile £400 £325 £325
25th Percentile £500 £423 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £610 £550 £525
Median % change year-on-year +10.82% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £700 £650 £638
90th Percentile £800 £731 £750
England median daily rate £575 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +15.00% - +3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 12 18
10th Percentile £31.00 £32.06 £25.25
25th Percentile £36.25 £32.37 £33.89
Median hourly rate £47.50 £37.25 £46.50
Median % change year-on-year +27.52% -19.89% +9.41%
75th Percentile £57.50 £39.39 £52.50
90th Percentile £61.00 £49.29 £53.75
England median hourly rate £47.50 £37.71 £48.75
% change year-on-year +25.95% -22.64% +11.75%

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 30,702 11,842 34,246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 91.12% 89.41% 88.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,067 8,445 24,927
10th Percentile £363 £325 £325
25th Percentile £450 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £515 £513
Median % change year-on-year +6.80% +0.49% +2.50%
75th Percentile £650 £625 £600
90th Percentile £725 £719 £688
England median daily rate £513 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +6.77% +1.05% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 290 120 383
10th Percentile £14.95 £14.40 £12.04
25th Percentile £20.68 £19.99 £15.25
Median hourly rate £34.69 £34.13 £22.00
Median % change year-on-year +1.66% +55.11% +5.79%
75th Percentile £52.44 £46.00 £43.75
90th Percentile £65.83 £55.10 £53.00
England median hourly rate £24.18 £26.00 £22.91
% change year-on-year -7.02% +13.50% +14.54%

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 21 September 2021.

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 21 September 2021.

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 21 September 2021. 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 -13 104 £613 +13.95% 178
West London -21 13 £525 -16.33% 89
East London -3 7 £480 - 50
South London +4 5 £363 -3.33% 10
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2021, 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.

1 613 (71.28%) Degree
2 323 (37.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 320 (37.21%) Social Skills
4 313 (36.40%) Agile Software Development
5 311 (36.16%) Finance
6 295 (34.30%) Python
7 277 (32.21%) SQL
8 266 (30.93%) Java
9 205 (23.84%) Azure
10 186 (21.63%) AWS
11 183 (21.28%) Analytics
12 164 (19.07%) Problem-Solving
13 159 (18.49%) Analytical Skills
14 146 (16.98%) DevOps
15 145 (16.86%) JavaScript
16 136 (15.81%) Mathematics
17 132 (15.35%) Software Engineering
18 120 (13.95%) C++
19 115 (13.37%) Kubernetes
20 113 (13.14%) C#
21 111 (12.91%) Scrum
22 105 (12.21%) TDD
23 103 (11.98%) Docker
24 101 (11.74%) Banking
25 98 (11.40%) Data Science
26 97 (11.28%) HTML
26 97 (11.28%) Test Automation
27 93 (10.81%) CSS
28 92 (10.70%) Microservices
29 88 (10.23%) Git (software)

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 84 (9.77%) Apache Spark
2 27 (3.14%) Apache Airflow
3 24 (2.79%) Apache
4 22 (2.56%) Luigi
5 15 (1.74%) Oracle Coherence
6 13 (1.51%) SharePoint
7 10 (1.16%) SAS
8 9 (1.05%) CMS
9 8 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (0.58%) Apache Pig
10 5 (0.58%) IIS
10 5 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
11 4 (0.47%) Confluence
11 4 (0.47%) Ethereum
11 4 (0.47%) Headless CMS
11 4 (0.47%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.35%) Jupyter
12 3 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 33 (3.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (2.09%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (1.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (1.51%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.23%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.12%) CPLEX
7 1 (0.12%) Figma
7 1 (0.12%) Houdini
7 1 (0.12%) InVision
7 1 (0.12%) Maya
7 1 (0.12%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.12%) Sketch
7 1 (0.12%) SPSS
7 1 (0.12%) Stata
7 1 (0.12%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 22 (2.56%) ION MarketView
2 5 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.35%) SAP PM
5 2 (0.23%) Cloudability
5 2 (0.23%) Distributed Ledger
5 2 (0.23%) Magento
5 2 (0.23%) R3 Corda
5 2 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.12%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.12%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 205 (23.84%) Azure
2 186 (21.63%) AWS
3 55 (6.40%) GCP
4 40 (4.65%) SaaS
5 37 (4.30%) GitHub
6 36 (4.19%) IaaS
7 34 (3.95%) Serverless
8 32 (3.72%) PaaS
8 32 (3.72%) Power Platform
9 29 (3.37%) Amazon S3
10 23 (2.67%) Amazon EMR
10 23 (2.67%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 22 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
12 21 (2.44%) Microsoft 365
13 17 (1.98%) Amazon EC2
13 17 (1.98%) OpenShift
14 15 (1.74%) Azure Functions
15 12 (1.40%) AWS Lambda
15 12 (1.40%) Azure Synapse Analytics
16 11 (1.28%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (3.14%) Network Security
2 25 (2.91%) Firewall
3 21 (2.44%) HTTP
4 16 (1.86%) FTP
4 16 (1.86%) TCP/IP
5 15 (1.74%) Internet
6 14 (1.63%) VoIP
7 11 (1.28%) DNS
7 11 (1.28%) MPLS
7 11 (1.28%) Wireless
8 9 (1.05%) SMTP
8 9 (1.05%) VLAN
9 8 (0.93%) ICMP
9 8 (0.93%) LAN
9 8 (0.93%) SSL
9 8 (0.93%) TETRA
10 7 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (0.70%) WAN
12 5 (0.58%) SAN
13 4 (0.47%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (9.19%) Hadoop
2 72 (8.37%) Big Data
3 65 (7.56%) NoSQL
4 57 (6.63%) Relational Database
5 54 (6.28%) Data Warehouse
6 51 (5.93%) SQL Server
7 41 (4.77%) PostgreSQL
8 40 (4.65%) Apache Cassandra
9 35 (4.07%) Metadata
9 35 (4.07%) MySQL
10 33 (3.84%) Data Lake
11 30 (3.49%) Power BI
11 30 (3.49%) Tableau
12 24 (2.79%) Oracle Database
13 22 (2.56%) Apache Hive
14 20 (2.33%) Azkaban
14 20 (2.33%) Spark SQL
15 17 (1.98%) BigQuery
16 16 (1.86%) HBase
17 15 (1.74%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 88 (10.23%) Git (software)
2 83 (9.65%) Jenkins
3 35 (4.07%) JIRA
4 33 (3.84%) Maven
5 30 (3.49%) TeamCity
6 19 (2.21%) GitLab
6 19 (2.21%) webpack
7 18 (2.09%) Selenium
8 16 (1.86%) Bitbucket
8 16 (1.86%) IntelliJ
9 15 (1.74%) Subversion
10 13 (1.51%) SonarQube
11 12 (1.40%) Postman
11 12 (1.40%) Visual Studio
12 11 (1.28%) CruiseControl
13 10 (1.16%) Cucumber
14 9 (1.05%) Jasmine
14 9 (1.05%) Karma Test Runner
15 8 (0.93%) Gradle
15 8 (0.93%) JUnit
General
1 320 (37.21%) Social Skills
2 311 (36.16%) Finance
3 159 (18.49%) Analytical Skills
4 101 (11.74%) Banking
5 84 (9.77%) Presentation Skills
6 61 (7.09%) Front Office
7 28 (3.26%) Marketing
7 28 (3.26%) Retail
8 27 (3.14%) Investment Banking
9 25 (2.91%) Documentation Skills
10 23 (2.67%) Public Sector
11 22 (2.56%) Telecoms
12 20 (2.33%) Financial Institution
12 20 (2.33%) Legal
13 17 (1.98%) Influencing Skills
14 14 (1.63%) Games
15 12 (1.40%) German Language
16 11 (1.28%) Publishing
17 10 (1.16%) French Language
17 10 (1.16%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 302 (35.12%) Developer
2 99 (11.51%) Java Developer
3 64 (7.44%) Data Engineer
4 60 (6.98%) Senior Developer
5 59 (6.86%) Architect
6 58 (6.74%) Analyst
7 48 (5.58%) Python Developer
8 39 (4.53%) Software Engineer
9 36 (4.19%) DevOps Engineer
10 35 (4.07%) Electronic Trading Developer
11 34 (3.95%) Data Scientist
12 33 (3.84%) Azure Engineer
13 32 (3.72%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
14 30 (3.49%) Full Stack Developer
15 28 (3.26%) Consultant
16 27 (3.14%) .NET Developer
17 25 (2.91%) C# Developer
17 25 (2.91%) Java Engineer
17 25 (2.91%) React Developer
18 24 (2.79%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (11.28%) HTML
2 93 (10.81%) CSS
3 88 (10.23%) Kafka
4 79 (9.19%) AngularJS
5 74 (8.60%) React
6 72 (8.37%) REST
7 70 (8.14%) RESTful
8 64 (7.44%) .NET
9 60 (6.98%) Web Services
10 56 (6.51%) Spring
11 43 (5.00%) JSON
11 43 (5.00%) Node.js
12 36 (4.19%) NumPy
12 36 (4.19%) Pandas
13 29 (3.37%) .NET Core
13 29 (3.37%) Spring Boot
14 25 (2.91%) HTML5
15 23 (2.67%) Middleware
16 22 (2.56%) JNI
16 22 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 83 (9.65%) Algorithms
1 83 (9.65%) Management Information System
2 73 (8.49%) Data Structures
3 70 (8.14%) User Experience
4 50 (5.81%) Cloud Native
5 31 (3.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 29 (3.37%) Mobile App
7 24 (2.79%) Enterprise Software
8 23 (2.67%) Fixed Income
9 22 (2.56%) Data Centre
10 21 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
11 19 (2.21%) Social Media
12 18 (2.09%) CMDB
13 15 (1.74%) Data Protection Act
13 15 (1.74%) Hedge funds
14 13 (1.51%) Analytical Mindset
15 12 (1.40%) Virtual Team
16 11 (1.28%) Derivative
16 11 (1.28%) Video\Live Streaming
17 9 (1.05%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 80 (9.30%) Linux
2 51 (5.93%) Windows
3 33 (3.84%) Apple iOS
4 32 (3.72%) Android
5 28 (3.26%) Unix
6 13 (1.51%) Windows Server
7 10 (1.16%) Windows Server 2016
8 7 (0.81%) tvOS
9 6 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.58%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.47%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.23%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2019
13 1 (0.12%) CentOS
13 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.12%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (36.40%) Agile Software Development
2 183 (21.28%) Analytics
3 164 (19.07%) Problem-Solving
4 146 (16.98%) DevOps
5 136 (15.81%) Mathematics
6 132 (15.35%) Software Engineering
7 111 (12.91%) Scrum
8 105 (12.21%) TDD
9 98 (11.40%) Data Science
10 97 (11.28%) Test Automation
11 92 (10.70%) Microservices
12 85 (9.88%) OO
13 83 (9.65%) Multithreading
14 78 (9.07%) Continuous Integration
15 76 (8.84%) Statistics
16 73 (8.49%) Data Pipeline
16 73 (8.49%) Project Management
16 73 (8.49%) SDLC
17 71 (8.26%) Full Stack Development
18 70 (8.14%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 295 (34.30%) Python
2 277 (32.21%) SQL
3 266 (30.93%) Java
4 145 (16.86%) JavaScript
5 120 (13.95%) C++
6 113 (13.14%) C#
7 57 (6.63%) Scala
8 44 (5.12%) C
9 39 (4.53%) TypeScript
10 38 (4.42%) Java 8
11 29 (3.37%) R
12 28 (3.26%) Ruby
13 27 (3.14%) PowerShell
14 26 (3.02%) Bash Shell
14 26 (3.02%) Go
15 24 (2.79%) Perl
16 20 (2.33%) Apple Swift
17 18 (2.09%) ES6
18 17 (1.98%) Kotlin
19 16 (1.86%) PHP
Qualifications
1 613 (71.28%) Degree
2 323 (37.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 66 (7.67%) Master's Degree
4 35 (4.07%) Numerate Degree
5 33 (3.84%) CISSP
6 20 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (2.09%) Security Cleared
8 16 (1.86%) CCNA
9 15 (1.74%) SC Cleared
10 14 (1.63%) CCNP
10 14 (1.63%) CISM
11 13 (1.51%) PhD
12 12 (1.40%) GIAC
12 12 (1.40%) PMI Certification
13 11 (1.28%) ISTQB
13 11 (1.28%) SANS
14 10 (1.16%) PMP
15 9 (1.05%) CREST Certified
16 8 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
16 8 (0.93%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (6.40%) QA
2 23 (2.67%) Data Quality
2 23 (2.67%) GDPR
3 18 (2.09%) Accessibility
4 13 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (1.51%) NIST
5 12 (1.40%) PCI DSS
5 12 (1.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (1.16%) COBIT
7 8 (0.93%) SLA
8 7 (0.81%) MiFID
9 5 (0.58%) HIPAA
10 3 (0.35%) GLBA
10 3 (0.35%) NCSC
10 3 (0.35%) SOC 2
10 3 (0.35%) WAI
11 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.23%) ITGC
11 2 (0.23%) PMO
11 2 (0.23%) SOC 1
System Software
1 103 (11.98%) Docker
2 11 (1.28%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.05%) HDFS
4 8 (0.93%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 8 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.70%) vSphere
6 3 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.23%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 2 (0.23%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.23%) iptables
7 2 (0.23%) Platform Symphony
7 2 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.12%) KVM
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.12%) Snort
8 1 (0.12%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.12%) XenApp
8 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 115 (13.37%) Kubernetes
2 43 (5.00%) Terraform
3 26 (3.02%) Prometheus
4 25 (2.91%) Ansible
5 13 (1.51%) MIIS
6 8 (0.93%) ITRS Geneos
6 8 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (0.93%) Puppet
6 8 (0.93%) Single Sign-On
7 6 (0.70%) Grafana
8 3 (0.35%) CASB
8 3 (0.35%) Consul
8 3 (0.35%) Istio
8 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.35%) Oozie
8 3 (0.35%) SCCM
9 2 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.23%) Cisco UCCX
9 2 (0.23%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 87 (10.12%) Microsoft
2 61 (7.09%) Oracle
3 51 (5.93%) Databricks
4 44 (5.12%) Google
5 30 (3.49%) ION Trading
6 27 (3.14%) Splunk
7 26 (3.02%) Cisco
7 26 (3.02%) Salesforce.com
8 20 (2.33%) SAP
9 15 (1.74%) Red Hat
10 14 (1.63%) MuleSoft
11 13 (1.51%) IBM
11 13 (1.51%) Palo Alto
12 12 (1.40%) Adobe
13 11 (1.28%) Apple
13 11 (1.28%) Telerik
13 11 (1.28%) VMware
14 10 (1.16%) ESRI
15 8 (0.93%) Bloomberg
16 7 (0.81%) Citrix