Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 92 116 111
Rank change year-on-year +24 -5 +12
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 920 1,133 1,143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.69% 2.41% 2.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.08% 2.72% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 629 741 841
London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £316 £344 £325
90th Percentile £750 £738 £700
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +0.05% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 15
London median hourly rate £36.70 £36.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.94% +60.00% +3.73%
10th Percentile £25.18 £21.72 £15.60
90th Percentile £53.75 £49.25 £43.50
England median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% +32.23%

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 29,905 41,589 41,994
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.57% 88.30% 88.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,409 30,014 30,542
London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £323 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 471 392
London median hourly rate £24.83 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.46% +6.67% +2.27%
10th Percentile £12.44 £13.00 £13.30
90th Percentile £53.75 £54.63 £48.75
England median hourly rate £23.63 £22.00 £24.49
% change year-on-year +7.39% -10.15% +7.23%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 11 December 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 -6 187 £540 +0.47% 249
West London +36 51 £513 +22.39% 82
East London +12 13 £575 +9.47% 51
South London +42 9 £400 +10.34% 24
North London +8 1 £550 - 11
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 638 (69.35%) Degree
2 344 (37.39%) Agile Software Development
3 314 (34.13%) Computer Science Degree
4 296 (32.17%) Python
5 280 (30.43%) Java
6 265 (28.80%) Finance
7 245 (26.63%) Mathematics
8 242 (26.30%) SQL
9 232 (25.22%) JavaScript
10 193 (20.98%) Analytical Skills
11 164 (17.83%) AWS
12 154 (16.74%) Azure
13 152 (16.52%) Data Science
14 148 (16.09%) Algorithms
15 146 (15.87%) Problem-Solving
16 145 (15.76%) C#
17 144 (15.65%) Machine Learning
18 137 (14.89%) OO
19 134 (14.57%) Analytics
19 134 (14.57%) React
20 131 (14.24%) Microsoft
21 127 (13.80%) HTML
22 124 (13.48%) DevOps
23 120 (13.04%) TDD
24 110 (11.96%) Software Engineering
24 110 (11.96%) Linux
24 110 (11.96%) Apache Spark
25 109 (11.85%) Big Data
26 108 (11.74%) Git (software)
27 107 (11.63%) CSS

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
1 110 (11.96%) Apache Spark
2 32 (3.48%) Elasticsearch
3 29 (3.15%) Apache
4 23 (2.50%) Confluence
4 23 (2.50%) SharePoint
5 19 (2.07%) Jupyter
6 11 (1.20%) SAS
7 10 (1.09%) CMS
8 9 (0.98%) MS Exchange
9 8 (0.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 7 (0.76%) Apache Airflow
11 6 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (0.65%) IIS
11 6 (0.65%) OpenStack
11 6 (0.65%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.54%) DNN
12 5 (0.54%) Moodle
12 5 (0.54%) Skype for Business
12 5 (0.54%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.43%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 20 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.98%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.54%) SPSS
6 3 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.33%) GNU Octave
6 3 (0.33%) Stata
7 2 (0.22%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.11%) Blender
8 1 (0.11%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.11%) InVision
8 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.11%) MODO
8 1 (0.11%) Weka
8 1 (0.11%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 9 (0.98%) FINCAD Analytics
2 8 (0.87%) thinkFolio
3 5 (0.54%) Temenos T24
4 4 (0.43%) Distributed Ledger
4 4 (0.43%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.22%) ION MarketView
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle AML
6 2 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.11%) Magento
7 1 (0.11%) Relativity
7 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.11%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 164 (17.83%) AWS
2 154 (16.74%) Azure
3 60 (6.52%) GCP
4 54 (5.87%) Serverless
5 50 (5.43%) AWS Lambda
6 49 (5.33%) Power Platform
7 32 (3.48%) Office 365
8 31 (3.37%) Amazon S3
9 25 (2.72%) Cloud Computing
10 22 (2.39%) Amazon Kinesis
11 21 (2.28%) PaaS
12 19 (2.07%) GitHub
13 17 (1.85%) Amazon SQS
13 17 (1.85%) SaaS
14 15 (1.63%) AWS CloudFormation
14 15 (1.63%) Heroku
15 14 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
16 13 (1.41%) Amazon ECS
16 13 (1.41%) CloudFront
17 12 (1.30%) Microsoft Flow
Communications & Networking
1 37 (4.02%) Firewall
2 34 (3.70%) Internet
3 32 (3.48%) WAN
4 25 (2.72%) LAN
5 17 (1.85%) Network Security
6 15 (1.63%) HTTP
6 15 (1.63%) Intrusion Detection
6 15 (1.63%) VPN
7 14 (1.52%) Wireless
8 12 (1.30%) BGP
8 12 (1.30%) DHCP
8 12 (1.30%) DNS
9 9 (0.98%) LTE
9 9 (0.98%) OSPF
10 8 (0.87%) MPLS
11 7 (0.76%) EIGRP
11 7 (0.76%) TCP/IP
12 6 (0.65%) 3GPP
12 6 (0.65%) Ethernet
12 6 (0.65%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (11.85%) Big Data
2 96 (10.43%) SQL Server
3 81 (8.80%) Hadoop
4 78 (8.48%) NoSQL
5 45 (4.89%) MongoDB
6 37 (4.02%) Power BI
7 33 (3.59%) MySQL
8 31 (3.37%) Relational Database
9 28 (3.04%) Data Warehouse
10 24 (2.61%) PostgreSQL
11 23 (2.50%) Amazon Redshift
12 21 (2.28%) Amazon RDS
13 20 (2.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 20 (2.17%) Data Mining
14 19 (2.07%) Apache Cassandra
15 15 (1.63%) Redis
16 13 (1.41%) KDB
17 12 (1.30%) Data Lake
17 12 (1.30%) Flink
18 11 (1.20%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 108 (11.74%) Git (software)
2 73 (7.93%) Jenkins
3 54 (5.87%) JIRA
4 24 (2.61%) webpack
5 22 (2.39%) Maven
6 17 (1.85%) TeamCity
7 16 (1.74%) Jasmine
7 16 (1.74%) JUnit
8 15 (1.63%) Cucumber
8 15 (1.63%) Selenium
9 10 (1.09%) Mockito
10 9 (0.98%) CruiseControl
10 9 (0.98%) Travis CI
11 8 (0.87%) gulp
12 7 (0.76%) Bitbucket
12 7 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (0.76%) TestNG
12 7 (0.76%) Visual Studio
12 7 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
13 5 (0.54%) Grunt
General
1 265 (28.80%) Finance
2 75 (8.15%) Banking
3 74 (8.04%) Front Office
4 52 (5.65%) Marketing
5 32 (3.48%) Advertising
6 30 (3.26%) Games
7 25 (2.72%) Telecoms
8 24 (2.61%) Investment Banking
9 19 (2.07%) Back Office
9 19 (2.07%) Publishing
10 17 (1.85%) Financial Institution
11 15 (1.63%) Retail
12 14 (1.52%) Legal
13 11 (1.20%) Public Sector
13 11 (1.20%) Retail Banking
14 9 (0.98%) Law
15 8 (0.87%) Electronics
16 6 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.54%) Automotive
17 5 (0.54%) Police
Job Titles
1 365 (39.67%) Developer
2 90 (9.78%) Java Developer
3 85 (9.24%) Data Scientist
4 74 (8.04%) Senior Developer
5 66 (7.17%) Analyst
6 57 (6.20%) C# Developer
7 50 (5.43%) Python Developer
8 47 (5.11%) Software Engineer
9 44 (4.78%) Architect
10 40 (4.35%) Data Engineer
11 37 (4.02%) Java Engineer
12 33 (3.59%) React Developer
13 28 (3.04%) DevOps Engineer
14 26 (2.83%) Full Stack Developer
15 25 (2.72%) AWS Engineer
15 25 (2.72%) JavaScript Developer
16 24 (2.61%) Senior Software Engineer
17 23 (2.50%) .NET Developer
17 23 (2.50%) AWS DevOps
18 22 (2.39%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (14.57%) React
2 127 (13.80%) HTML
3 107 (11.63%) CSS
4 98 (10.65%) Kafka
5 94 (10.22%) .NET
6 91 (9.89%) AngularJS
7 75 (8.15%) REST
8 63 (6.85%) Spring
9 50 (5.43%) Vue.js
9 50 (5.43%) Web Services
10 45 (4.89%) Natural Language Processing
11 43 (4.67%) Node.js
12 41 (4.46%) RESTful
13 38 (4.13%) JSON
14 33 (3.59%) Redux
15 32 (3.48%) XML
16 31 (3.37%) HTML5
17 28 (3.04%) TensorFlow
18 25 (2.72%) OAuth
19 24 (2.61%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 193 (20.98%) Analytical Skills
2 148 (16.09%) Algorithms
3 84 (9.13%) Data Structures
4 80 (8.70%) User Experience
5 53 (5.76%) Hedge funds
6 50 (5.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 50 (5.43%) Management Information System
7 40 (4.35%) Mobile App
8 34 (3.70%) Equities
9 30 (3.26%) Data Centre
10 28 (3.04%) Fixed Income
11 23 (2.50%) Derivative
11 23 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
12 21 (2.28%) Public Cloud
13 18 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
14 15 (1.63%) Linux Command Line
15 13 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
16 12 (1.30%) Video\Live Streaming
17 11 (1.20%) 3D Graphics
17 11 (1.20%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 110 (11.96%) Linux
2 64 (6.96%) Windows
3 41 (4.46%) Unix
4 17 (1.85%) Android
5 9 (0.98%) Apple iOS
6 8 (0.87%) Windows Server
6 8 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.54%) VMS
7 5 (0.54%) Windows 10
7 5 (0.54%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.33%) CentOS
9 3 (0.33%) Embedded Linux
9 3 (0.33%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.11%) Fedora
11 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.11%) SUSE
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 344 (37.39%) Agile Software Development
2 245 (26.63%) Mathematics
3 152 (16.52%) Data Science
4 146 (15.87%) Problem-Solving
5 144 (15.65%) Machine Learning
6 137 (14.89%) OO
7 134 (14.57%) Analytics
8 124 (13.48%) DevOps
9 120 (13.04%) TDD
10 110 (11.96%) Software Engineering
11 106 (11.52%) Microservices
12 105 (11.41%) Continuous Integration
13 96 (10.43%) Scrum
13 96 (10.43%) Test Automation
14 95 (10.33%) Statistics
15 92 (10.00%) OOP
16 81 (8.80%) Visualisation
17 71 (7.72%) Artificial Intelligence
17 71 (7.72%) ETL
18 69 (7.50%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 296 (32.17%) Python
2 280 (30.43%) Java
3 242 (26.30%) SQL
4 232 (25.22%) JavaScript
5 145 (15.76%) C#
6 69 (7.50%) C++
7 68 (7.39%) Scala
8 67 (7.28%) R
9 45 (4.89%) PHP
10 32 (3.48%) TypeScript
11 31 (3.37%) Perl
12 30 (3.26%) Java 8
13 24 (2.61%) C
14 21 (2.28%) Bash Shell
15 20 (2.17%) Go
16 19 (2.07%) Kotlin
16 19 (2.07%) PowerShell
17 18 (1.96%) Ruby
18 14 (1.52%) ES6
19 10 (1.09%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 638 (69.35%) Degree
2 314 (34.13%) Computer Science Degree
3 91 (9.89%) Master's Degree
4 84 (9.13%) PhD
5 25 (2.72%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (2.61%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (2.17%) Numerate Degree
7 20 (2.17%) Security Cleared
8 18 (1.96%) SC Cleared
9 16 (1.74%) CISSP
10 15 (1.63%) MCSA
11 13 (1.41%) CCNA
12 12 (1.30%) CCNP
12 12 (1.30%) PMI Certification
13 11 (1.20%) AWS Certification
13 11 (1.20%) CCIE
14 9 (0.98%) GIAC
14 9 (0.98%) PMP
15 8 (0.87%) MCP
16 7 (0.76%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (4.57%) QA
2 11 (1.20%) GDPR
2 11 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (1.20%) SLA
3 10 (1.09%) NIST
4 6 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 6 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 5 (0.54%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.54%) NCSC
6 4 (0.43%) COBIT
6 4 (0.43%) MiFID
7 3 (0.33%) NIST 800
8 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.11%) IFRS
9 1 (0.11%) PMO
9 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 90 (9.78%) Docker
2 27 (2.93%) Active Directory
3 13 (1.41%) HDFS
3 13 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.76%) vSphere
5 6 (0.65%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.33%) Firmware
7 3 (0.33%) XenApp
8 2 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.22%) NFS
8 2 (0.22%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.22%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.11%) etcd
9 1 (0.11%) KVM
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.11%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 77 (8.37%) Kubernetes
2 40 (4.35%) Terraform
3 25 (2.72%) Ansible
4 13 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (1.41%) Puppet
5 8 (0.87%) Hadoop YARN
5 8 (0.87%) Nagios
6 7 (0.76%) Grafana
7 6 (0.65%) Salt
8 5 (0.54%) SCCM
9 4 (0.43%) Packer
10 3 (0.33%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.33%) Kibana
10 3 (0.33%) Kubeflow
10 3 (0.33%) logstash
10 3 (0.33%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.33%) SCOM
10 3 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.22%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 131 (14.24%) Microsoft
2 54 (5.87%) Oracle
3 41 (4.46%) Google
3 41 (4.46%) Salesforce.com
4 32 (3.48%) Cisco
5 30 (3.26%) Tableau
6 22 (2.39%) VMware
7 20 (2.17%) Databricks
8 16 (1.74%) Dell
8 16 (1.74%) Informatica
8 16 (1.74%) SAP
9 15 (1.63%) Bloomberg
9 15 (1.63%) Red Hat
10 14 (1.52%) Adobe
10 14 (1.52%) Splunk
11 13 (1.41%) Alteryx
12 12 (1.30%) EMC
13 11 (1.20%) IBM
13 11 (1.20%) IBM Sterling
13 11 (1.20%) NetApp