Period
to 11 December 2018

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 2018 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 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 114 109 121
Rank change year-on-year -5 +12 +7
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 1,133 1,143 949
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.41% 2.41% 2.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.74% 2.73% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 741 841 634
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £344 £325 £313
90th Percentile £738 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 15 20
London median hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £21.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.00% +3.73% -10.48%
10th Percentile £21.72 £15.60 £11.36
90th Percentile £49.25 £43.50 £47.50
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year +12.50% +32.23% +6.14%

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 41,383 41,867 38,807
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.87% 88.17% 87.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,849 30,454 27,745
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £306
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 470 391 435
London median hourly rate £24.04 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.84% +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.30 £12.05
90th Percentile £54.71 £48.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £24.69 £22.84
% change year-on-year -10.88% +8.10% +3.80%

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 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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +14 287 £538 -2.27% 259
West London -2 43 £419 -1.47% 127
East London -25 39 £525 -10.60% 55
South London -14 17 £363 -12.12% 17
North London - 1 - - 7
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 829 (73.17%) Degree
2 463 (40.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 443 (39.10%) Agile Software Development
4 378 (33.36%) Finance
5 319 (28.16%) Java
6 311 (27.45%) Python
7 283 (24.98%) SQL
8 255 (22.51%) JavaScript
9 239 (21.09%) Mathematics
10 231 (20.39%) Problem-Solving
11 220 (19.42%) C#
12 204 (18.01%) Analytical Skills
13 202 (17.83%) Algorithms
14 201 (17.74%) TDD
15 177 (15.62%) Amazon AWS
16 171 (15.09%) Git (software)
17 170 (15.00%) Analytics
18 167 (14.74%) DevOps
19 165 (14.56%) Data Science
20 157 (13.86%) HTML
21 154 (13.59%) OO
22 145 (12.80%) Microsoft
23 142 (12.53%) CSS
24 141 (12.44%) Linux
25 136 (12.00%) Software Engineering
26 133 (11.74%) Microsoft Azure
27 131 (11.56%) Test Automation
28 127 (11.21%) Banking
29 124 (10.94%) Data Structures
30 120 (10.59%) Docker

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 98 (8.65%) Apache Spark
2 46 (4.06%) Apache
3 44 (3.88%) SAS
4 43 (3.80%) SharePoint
5 20 (1.77%) CMS
5 20 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
5 20 (1.77%) WebSphere
6 16 (1.41%) Confluence
6 16 (1.41%) IIS
7 15 (1.32%) Ethereum
7 15 (1.32%) Hyperledger
7 15 (1.32%) Tomcat
8 14 (1.24%) MS Exchange
9 13 (1.15%) nginx
10 12 (1.06%) Jetty
10 12 (1.06%) Mongrel
11 11 (0.97%) Apache Airflow
12 8 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
13 7 (0.62%) Apache Pig
14 5 (0.44%) Luigi
Applications
1 35 (3.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (1.77%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (1.41%) Chatbot
5 5 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.44%) SPSS
6 4 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.35%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.26%) InVision
8 2 (0.18%) Camtasia
8 2 (0.18%) GNU Octave
8 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.18%) Stata
9 1 (0.088%) GIMP
9 1 (0.088%) Houdini
9 1 (0.088%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.088%) LaTeX
9 1 (0.088%) Maya
9 1 (0.088%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 18 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 15 (1.32%) Distributed Ledger
3 13 (1.15%) R3 Corda
4 5 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.35%) Endur
6 3 (0.26%) SAP GRC
7 2 (0.18%) Actimize
7 2 (0.18%) Magento
7 2 (0.18%) MetaTrader
7 2 (0.18%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.18%) Sonata
7 2 (0.18%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.088%) Infor SunSystems
8 1 (0.088%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.088%) Oracle AML
8 1 (0.088%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 1 (0.088%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.088%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 177 (15.62%) Amazon AWS
2 133 (11.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (4.85%) GitHub
4 49 (4.32%) Google Cloud Platform
5 31 (2.74%) Office 365
6 22 (1.94%) Heroku
6 22 (1.94%) Serverless
7 20 (1.77%) PaaS
8 19 (1.68%) Amazon S3
8 19 (1.68%) SaaS
9 17 (1.50%) AWS CloudFormation
9 17 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
10 15 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
11 14 (1.24%) AWS Lambda
11 14 (1.24%) IaaS
12 13 (1.15%) Amazon EMR
13 11 (0.97%) Sumo Logic
14 9 (0.79%) Azure Data Factory
14 9 (0.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 8 (0.71%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 34 (3.00%) Firewall
2 30 (2.65%) HTTP
3 27 (2.38%) Internet
4 21 (1.85%) TCP/IP
5 20 (1.77%) DNS
6 17 (1.50%) LAN
6 17 (1.50%) VPN
7 12 (1.06%) BGP
7 12 (1.06%) MPLS
7 12 (1.06%) OSPF
7 12 (1.06%) WAN
8 11 (0.97%) SSL
9 7 (0.62%) Intranet
10 6 (0.53%) BIG-IP
10 6 (0.53%) Network Security
11 5 (0.44%) DHCP
11 5 (0.44%) HTTPS
12 4 (0.35%) IPsec
12 4 (0.35%) VoIP
12 4 (0.35%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (10.24%) SQL Server
2 112 (9.89%) Big Data
3 95 (8.38%) Hadoop
4 80 (7.06%) NoSQL
5 48 (4.24%) Apache Hive
6 47 (4.15%) Relational Database
7 45 (3.97%) PostgreSQL
8 42 (3.71%) Data Warehouse
9 39 (3.44%) Redis
10 37 (3.27%) MongoDB
11 36 (3.18%) Apache Cassandra
11 36 (3.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 34 (3.00%) MySQL
13 29 (2.56%) Data Mining
14 24 (2.12%) Blockchain
15 23 (2.03%) Power BI
16 21 (1.85%) Data Lake
17 19 (1.68%) HBase
18 18 (1.59%) SAP HANA
19 17 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 171 (15.09%) Git (software)
2 95 (8.38%) Jenkins
3 55 (4.85%) Maven
4 48 (4.24%) JIRA
5 47 (4.15%) TeamCity
6 44 (3.88%) Selenium
7 34 (3.00%) JUnit
7 34 (3.00%) webpack
8 28 (2.47%) CruiseControl
8 28 (2.47%) Visual Studio
9 24 (2.12%) Gradle
9 24 (2.12%) Vagrant
10 22 (1.94%) PostCSS
10 22 (1.94%) Visual Studio Team System
11 21 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
12 20 (1.77%) Jasmine
13 19 (1.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 18 (1.59%) Mocha
14 18 (1.59%) MSBuild
15 17 (1.50%) Bitbucket
General
1 378 (33.36%) Finance
2 127 (11.21%) Banking
3 94 (8.30%) Front Office
4 53 (4.68%) Marketing
5 44 (3.88%) Retail
6 41 (3.62%) Investment Banking
7 36 (3.18%) Telecoms
8 29 (2.56%) Financial Institution
8 29 (2.56%) Legal
8 29 (2.56%) Publishing
9 26 (2.29%) Advertising
10 24 (2.12%) Back Office
11 21 (1.85%) Games
12 12 (1.06%) French Language
12 12 (1.06%) German Language
12 12 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.53%) Electronics
13 6 (0.53%) Italian Language
13 6 (0.53%) Law
14 4 (0.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 535 (47.22%) Developer
2 142 (12.53%) Java Developer
3 108 (9.53%) Analyst
4 88 (7.77%) Senior Developer
5 77 (6.80%) C# Developer
6 71 (6.27%) Data Scientist
7 48 (4.24%) Consultant
8 47 (4.15%) Python Developer
9 46 (4.06%) Architect
9 46 (4.06%) React Developer
10 45 (3.97%) .NET Developer
10 45 (3.97%) Software Engineer
11 39 (3.44%) Data Engineer
12 32 (2.82%) DevOps Engineer
13 31 (2.74%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 31 (2.74%) Front Office Developer
13 31 (2.74%) JavaScript Developer
14 30 (2.65%) UI Developer
15 28 (2.47%) Azure Engineer
15 28 (2.47%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (13.86%) HTML
2 142 (12.53%) CSS
3 120 (10.59%) .NET
4 86 (7.59%) REST
5 83 (7.33%) AngularJS
6 81 (7.15%) Kafka
7 72 (6.35%) Spring
8 71 (6.27%) Node.js
9 70 (6.18%) React
10 61 (5.38%) HTML5
10 61 (5.38%) Web Services
11 59 (5.21%) RESTful
12 55 (4.85%) Redux
13 45 (3.97%) .NET Framework
14 43 (3.80%) WPF
15 38 (3.35%) TensorFlow
16 37 (3.27%) WCF
17 35 (3.09%) CSS3
17 35 (3.09%) Spring Boot
18 26 (2.29%) Enzyme
Miscellaneous
1 204 (18.01%) Analytical Skills
2 202 (17.83%) Algorithms
3 124 (10.94%) Data Structures
4 93 (8.21%) User Experience
5 54 (4.77%) Fintech
6 53 (4.68%) Mobile App
7 50 (4.41%) Greenfield Project
8 42 (3.71%) Management Information System
9 35 (3.09%) Hedge funds
10 29 (2.56%) Equities
10 29 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 29 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
11 28 (2.47%) Derivative
12 25 (2.21%) Fixed Income
13 23 (2.03%) Blog
14 20 (1.77%) Cloud Native
15 14 (1.24%) Bitcoin
15 14 (1.24%) Data Centre
16 11 (0.97%) Embedded Systems
17 10 (0.88%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 141 (12.44%) Linux
2 107 (9.44%) Windows
3 54 (4.77%) Apple iOS
3 54 (4.77%) Unix
4 48 (4.24%) Android
5 22 (1.94%) Windows Server
6 14 (1.24%) CentOS
7 12 (1.06%) Debian
7 12 (1.06%) Fedora
7 12 (1.06%) Ubuntu
7 12 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (0.88%) VMS
9 9 (0.79%) Solaris
9 9 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.53%) Mac OS
10 6 (0.53%) SUSE
10 6 (0.53%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 5 (0.44%) Windows 10
11 5 (0.44%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 443 (39.10%) Agile Software Development
2 239 (21.09%) Mathematics
3 231 (20.39%) Problem-Solving
4 201 (17.74%) TDD
5 170 (15.00%) Analytics
6 167 (14.74%) DevOps
7 165 (14.56%) Data Science
8 154 (13.59%) OO
9 136 (12.00%) Software Engineering
10 131 (11.56%) Test Automation
11 111 (9.80%) Scrum
12 102 (9.00%) Machine Learning
13 97 (8.56%) Continuous Integration
14 90 (7.94%) SDLC
15 83 (7.33%) OOD
15 83 (7.33%) Statistics
16 79 (6.97%) Microservices
17 78 (6.88%) Web Development
18 72 (6.35%) Unit Testing
19 71 (6.27%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 319 (28.16%) Java
2 311 (27.45%) Python
3 283 (24.98%) SQL
4 255 (22.51%) JavaScript
5 220 (19.42%) C#
6 117 (10.33%) C++
7 84 (7.41%) Scala
8 79 (6.97%) R
9 50 (4.41%) Perl
10 49 (4.32%) Java 8
11 41 (3.62%) C
12 40 (3.53%) ES6
12 40 (3.53%) Go
13 38 (3.35%) PowerShell
14 32 (2.82%) Bash Shell
15 31 (2.74%) MATLAB
15 31 (2.74%) Ruby
15 31 (2.74%) TypeScript
16 30 (2.65%) Apple Swift
16 30 (2.65%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 829 (73.17%) Degree
2 463 (40.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 115 (10.15%) Master's Degree
4 72 (6.35%) PhD
5 32 (2.82%) Numerate Degree
6 27 (2.38%) Security Cleared
7 26 (2.29%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (2.03%) CISSP
9 19 (1.68%) CISM
10 17 (1.50%) SC Cleared
11 15 (1.32%) CISA
11 15 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (1.06%) CCNA
13 10 (0.88%) ISTQB
14 8 (0.71%) CCIE
14 8 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (0.62%) CCNP
15 7 (0.62%) MBA
16 6 (0.53%) GIAC
16 6 (0.53%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (5.30%) QA
2 14 (1.24%) Data Quality
3 13 (1.15%) GDPR
4 12 (1.06%) SLA
5 9 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.44%) HIPAA
6 5 (0.44%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.26%) CDISC
7 3 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.18%) EMIR
8 2 (0.18%) MiFID
8 2 (0.18%) PMO
9 1 (0.088%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.088%) Basel III
9 1 (0.088%) COBIT
9 1 (0.088%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.088%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.088%) WAI
9 1 (0.088%) WCAG
System Software
1 120 (10.59%) Docker
2 31 (2.74%) Active Directory
3 27 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (1.85%) Apache Flume
5 15 (1.32%) Hyper-V
6 12 (1.06%) VirtualBox
7 10 (0.88%) HDFS
8 7 (0.62%) XenApp
9 6 (0.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 6 (0.53%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.44%) Firmware
10 5 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.35%) Xen
12 2 (0.18%) ACF2
12 2 (0.18%) RACF
12 2 (0.18%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.18%) vSphere
13 1 (0.088%) KVM
13 1 (0.088%) Platform Symphony
13 1 (0.088%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 58 (5.12%) Ansible
2 55 (4.85%) Kubernetes
3 49 (4.32%) Opscode Chef
4 47 (4.15%) Puppet
5 32 (2.82%) Terraform
6 19 (1.68%) Salt
7 18 (1.59%) Nagios
8 17 (1.50%) Kibana
9 16 (1.41%) Packer
10 14 (1.24%) logstash
11 12 (1.06%) Graylog
12 6 (0.53%) CFEngine
13 5 (0.44%) Mesos
13 5 (0.44%) ZABBIX
14 4 (0.35%) Oozie
14 4 (0.35%) SCCM
15 3 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
15 3 (0.26%) Hadoop YARN
15 3 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
15 3 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 145 (12.80%) Microsoft
2 88 (7.77%) Oracle
3 75 (6.62%) Google
4 35 (3.09%) Splunk
5 34 (3.00%) VMware
6 30 (2.65%) Tableau
7 29 (2.56%) SAP
8 25 (2.21%) Red Hat
9 22 (1.94%) Cisco
10 20 (1.77%) Alteryx
11 18 (1.59%) Talend
12 17 (1.50%) Informatica
13 16 (1.41%) Apple
13 16 (1.41%) Citrix
14 15 (1.32%) New Relic
14 15 (1.32%) Twitter
15 14 (1.24%) Sybase
16 13 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
16 13 (1.15%) TIBCO
17 12 (1.06%) IBM