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 3 months to 22 March 2017 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Computer Science (Computing Science)
England / London
Rank 100 129 115
Rank change year-on-year +29 -14  
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 456 400 408
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.39% 1.82% 1.96%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.81% 5.28% 5.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 289 271
Median daily rate £500 £450 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £656 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +1.36% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Median hourly rate £27.50 £17.76 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.86% -11.21%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £47.39 £31.44
% change year-on-year -60.43% +50.73%  

Computer Science is in the generic IT skills category. The next 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.

Generic IT Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 6697 7571 7360
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 35.16% 34.45% 35.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4647 5371 5011
Median daily rate £500 £475 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £640
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.40% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 113 138
Median hourly rate £27.50 £19.23 £19.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.00% +0.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.76 £12.30 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £35.60 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £30.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -36.66% +62.16%  

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Computer Science as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -3 59 £550 +22.22% 94
Canary Wharf +6 8 £375 -
Docklands, London 0 5 - -
West End of London +3 2 £98 -63.88% 25
Feltham - 2 £413 -
Bromley +8 1 £575 +389.36%
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 630 (70.95%) Degree
2 365 (41.10%) Agile Software Development
3 305 (34.35%) Java
4 270 (30.41%) Finance
5 218 (24.55%) Python
6 216 (24.32%) SQL
7 201 (22.64%) JavaScript
8 186 (20.95%) Linux
9 180 (20.27%) Mathematics
10 164 (18.47%) C#
11 162 (18.24%) Banking
12 155 (17.45%) HTML
13 148 (16.67%) Scrum
14 143 (16.10%) Analytical Skills
15 124 (13.96%) AngularJS
15 124 (13.96%) C++
16 119 (13.40%) Software Engineering
17 118 (13.29%) Windows
17 118 (13.29%) OO
17 118 (13.29%) CSS
18 114 (12.84%) Analytics
19 109 (12.27%) .NET
19 109 (12.27%) TDD
20 90 (10.14%) Front Office
21 89 (10.02%) HTML5
21 89 (10.02%) Big Data
22 88 (9.91%) SDLC
23 86 (9.68%) REST
24 85 (9.57%) DevOps
25 84 (9.46%) Oracle

Computer Science
Top Related 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 52 (5.86%) Apache Spark
2 32 (3.60%) Confluence
3 24 (2.70%) WebSphere
4 23 (2.59%) JBoss
4 23 (2.59%) Tomcat
5 21 (2.36%) Elasticsearch
6 19 (2.14%) Apache
6 19 (2.14%) Apache Pig
6 19 (2.14%) SAS
7 16 (1.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 15 (1.69%) OpenStack
8 15 (1.69%) WebLogic
9 12 (1.35%) CMS
9 12 (1.35%) GlassFish
10 11 (1.24%) Apache Solr
10 11 (1.24%) IIS
11 10 (1.13%) Oracle Workflow
12 9 (1.01%) SharePoint
13 8 (0.90%) Cloud Foundry
14 7 (0.79%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 44 (4.95%) MS Excel
2 19 (2.14%) MS Office
3 14 (1.58%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.24%) SPSS
5 8 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.79%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.45%) LaTeX
8 3 (0.34%) Doxygen
8 3 (0.34%) MS Project
9 2 (0.23%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.23%) UserZoom
10 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.11%) Stata
10 1 (0.11%) Weka
Business Applications
1 27 (3.04%) ION MarketView
2 5 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.34%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle Utilities
5 2 (0.23%) Relativity
5 2 (0.23%) Ringtail
5 2 (0.23%) Veritas eDiscovery
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.11%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.11%) Fredhopper
6 1 (0.11%) HFM
6 1 (0.11%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.11%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.11%) Maximo
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.11%) RMDS
6 1 (0.11%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.11%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 70 (7.88%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (3.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (2.59%) GitHub
4 17 (1.91%) Heroku
5 15 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (1.35%) PaaS
7 11 (1.24%) Office 365
8 7 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (0.79%) SaaS
9 5 (0.56%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.56%) IaaS
10 4 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 4 (0.45%) Force.com
10 4 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.34%) Basecamp
11 3 (0.34%) Google App Engine
12 2 (0.23%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.23%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 62 (6.98%) Internet
2 30 (3.38%) Firewall
3 25 (2.82%) HTTP
4 23 (2.59%) TCP/IP
5 15 (1.69%) Wireless
6 13 (1.46%) DNS
7 11 (1.24%) SSL
8 10 (1.13%) Intrusion Detection
9 9 (1.01%) LDAP
9 9 (1.01%) SAN
10 7 (0.79%) VLAN
10 7 (0.79%) VPN
11 6 (0.68%) Multicast
12 5 (0.56%) Intranet
12 5 (0.56%) iSCSI
12 5 (0.56%) Network Security
12 5 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (0.45%) LAN
13 4 (0.45%) NAS
13 4 (0.45%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (10.02%) Big Data
2 84 (9.46%) SQL Server
3 83 (9.35%) Hadoop
4 41 (4.62%) NoSQL
5 39 (4.39%) Relational Database
6 37 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
7 33 (3.72%) MySQL
8 32 (3.60%) Apache Hive
8 32 (3.60%) QlikView
9 23 (2.59%) MongoDB
10 21 (2.36%) HBase
11 18 (2.03%) BusinessObjects
12 17 (1.91%) Data Mining
12 17 (1.91%) Impala
13 14 (1.58%) Apache Cassandra
13 14 (1.58%) Oracle Database
13 14 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
14 11 (1.24%) KDB
14 11 (1.24%) RDBMS
14 11 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 78 (8.78%) Git (software)
2 59 (6.64%) JIRA
3 55 (6.19%) Jenkins
4 42 (4.73%) Subversion
5 39 (4.39%) TeamCity
6 23 (2.59%) JUnit
7 22 (2.48%) Maven
8 16 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (1.69%) Selenium
10 14 (1.58%) Hudson
11 12 (1.35%) Gradle
11 12 (1.35%) Vagrant
11 12 (1.35%) Visual Studio
12 11 (1.24%) Ant
13 10 (1.13%) Karma Test Runner
14 9 (1.01%) Eclipse
14 9 (1.01%) Octopus Deploy
15 8 (0.90%) Cucumber
15 8 (0.90%) IntelliJ
15 8 (0.90%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 270 (30.41%) Finance
2 162 (18.24%) Banking
3 90 (10.14%) Front Office
4 51 (5.74%) Investment Banking
5 39 (4.39%) Telecoms
6 36 (4.05%) Marketing
7 31 (3.49%) Retail
8 29 (3.27%) Games
9 26 (2.93%) Financial Institution
10 24 (2.70%) Back Office
11 16 (1.80%) Publishing
12 14 (1.58%) Legal
13 10 (1.13%) Electronics
14 6 (0.68%) Czech Language
14 6 (0.68%) Law
14 6 (0.68%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.45%) General Ledger
15 4 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.34%) Advertising
16 3 (0.34%) German Language
Job Titles
1 451 (50.79%) Developer
2 105 (11.82%) Java Developer
3 83 (9.35%) Architect
4 80 (9.01%) Analyst
5 73 (8.22%) Senior Developer
6 65 (7.32%) C# Developer
7 53 (5.97%) Data Scientist
8 50 (5.63%) C++ Developer
9 47 (5.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 46 (5.18%) Python Developer
11 40 (4.50%) JavaScript Developer
12 32 (3.60%) .NET Developer
13 31 (3.49%) Electronic Trading Developer
14 29 (3.27%) Quantitative Developer
15 27 (3.04%) Consultant
16 24 (2.70%) Linux Developer
16 24 (2.70%) Scala Developer
17 23 (2.59%) C# .NET Developer
18 22 (2.48%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
18 22 (2.48%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (17.45%) HTML
2 124 (13.96%) AngularJS
3 118 (13.29%) CSS
4 109 (12.27%) .NET
5 89 (10.02%) HTML5
6 86 (9.68%) REST
7 80 (9.01%) Spring
8 69 (7.77%) Web Services
9 66 (7.43%) XML
10 62 (6.98%) Node.js
11 61 (6.87%) React
12 56 (6.31%) CSS3
13 47 (5.29%) JSON
14 41 (4.62%) J2EE
15 37 (4.17%) Hibernate
15 37 (4.17%) Middleware
15 37 (4.17%) SOAP
16 36 (4.05%) RESTful
17 34 (3.83%) jQuery
18 26 (2.93%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 143 (16.10%) Analytical Skills
2 78 (8.78%) Fixed Income
3 71 (8.00%) Management Information System
4 65 (7.32%) Algorithms
5 61 (6.87%) User Experience
6 53 (5.97%) Derivative
7 49 (5.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 38 (4.28%) Fintech
9 33 (3.72%) Equities
10 32 (3.60%) Data Structures
11 28 (3.15%) Virtual Team
12 24 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
13 23 (2.59%) Hedge funds
14 20 (2.25%) Credit Risk
15 18 (2.03%) Data Centre
16 14 (1.58%) Mobile App
17 12 (1.35%) Credit Derivative
18 11 (1.24%) Grid Computing
18 11 (1.24%) Life Science
18 11 (1.24%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 186 (20.95%) Linux
2 118 (13.29%) Windows
3 58 (6.53%) Unix
4 19 (2.14%) Android
5 18 (2.03%) Windows Server
6 17 (1.91%) Apple iOS
7 13 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (1.35%) Mac OS X
8 12 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (1.13%) Windows 7
10 9 (1.01%) CentOS
11 8 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.79%) Solaris
12 7 (0.79%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.45%) CoreOS
14 3 (0.34%) Windows 10
15 1 (0.11%) VMS
15 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.11%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 365 (41.10%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (20.27%) Mathematics
3 148 (16.67%) Scrum
4 119 (13.40%) Software Engineering
5 118 (13.29%) OO
6 114 (12.84%) Analytics
7 109 (12.27%) TDD
8 88 (9.91%) SDLC
9 85 (9.57%) DevOps
10 83 (9.35%) Open Source
11 73 (8.22%) Statistics
12 67 (7.55%) BDD
13 66 (7.43%) Business Intelligence
14 62 (6.98%) Migration
15 61 (6.87%) Data Modelling
16 59 (6.64%) Continuous Integration
16 59 (6.64%) E-Commerce
17 58 (6.53%) Electronic Trading
18 54 (6.08%) Machine Learning
18 54 (6.08%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 305 (34.35%) Java
2 218 (24.55%) Python
3 216 (24.32%) SQL
4 201 (22.64%) JavaScript
5 164 (18.47%) C#
6 124 (13.96%) C++
7 76 (8.56%) Scala
8 70 (7.88%) R
9 65 (7.32%) C
10 30 (3.38%) PowerShell
11 29 (3.27%) Shell Script
12 27 (3.04%) Ruby
13 23 (2.59%) PHP
13 23 (2.59%) PL/SQL
14 21 (2.36%) Perl
15 20 (2.25%) T-SQL
16 19 (2.14%) Bash Shell
16 19 (2.14%) TypeScript
16 19 (2.14%) VBA
17 14 (1.58%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 630 (70.95%) Degree
2 59 (6.64%) PhD
3 32 (3.60%) CISSP
4 27 (3.04%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (1.91%) CISM
5 17 (1.91%) ISEB
5 17 (1.91%) Security Cleared
6 15 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (1.46%) ISSAP
8 12 (1.35%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 12 (1.35%) CCNA
8 12 (1.35%) CCSP
8 12 (1.35%) ISTQB
9 11 (1.24%) PMI Certification
10 10 (1.13%) CCNP
10 10 (1.13%) SANS
11 9 (1.01%) MBA
11 9 (1.01%) PMP
11 9 (1.01%) SC Cleared
12 7 (0.79%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (8.45%) QA
2 16 (1.80%) PCI DSS
3 15 (1.69%) Data Quality
3 15 (1.69%) MiFID
4 9 (1.01%) Actionable Recommendations
5 6 (0.68%) PMO
6 5 (0.56%) JSP 440
6 5 (0.56%) SLA
7 4 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.45%) Dodd-Frank
7 4 (0.45%) EMIR
8 2 (0.23%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
8 2 (0.23%) IAS 39
8 2 (0.23%) IFRS
8 2 (0.23%) IFRS 9
8 2 (0.23%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.23%) ISO27002
9 1 (0.11%) GCP
9 1 (0.11%) ISO20022
System Software
1 29 (3.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (3.15%) Docker
3 25 (2.82%) Active Directory
4 20 (2.25%) HDFS
5 15 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (1.24%) VMware ESX
7 9 (1.01%) Hyper-V
8 7 (0.79%) KVM
9 6 (0.68%) vSphere
10 5 (0.56%) NFS
10 5 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.45%) Apache Flume
11 4 (0.45%) iptables
11 4 (0.45%) vCloud
11 4 (0.45%) XenServer
12 3 (0.34%) XenApp
13 2 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 2 (0.23%) XenDesktop
14 1 (0.11%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.11%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 35 (3.94%) Opscode Chef
2 30 (3.38%) Puppet
3 22 (2.48%) Ansible
4 9 (1.01%) logstash
4 9 (1.01%) Oozie
5 6 (0.68%) Mesos
5 6 (0.68%) vRealize
6 5 (0.56%) Graphite
6 5 (0.56%) QRadar
6 5 (0.56%) vMotion
7 4 (0.45%) Cacti
7 4 (0.45%) Ganglia
7 4 (0.45%) HAProxy
7 4 (0.45%) Hyperic
7 4 (0.45%) Kibana
7 4 (0.45%) Kubernetes
7 4 (0.45%) Nagios
7 4 (0.45%) SCCM
7 4 (0.45%) Terraform
8 3 (0.34%) Packer
Vendors
1 84 (9.46%) Oracle
2 74 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 37 (4.17%) VMware
4 30 (3.38%) ION Trading
5 27 (3.04%) Tableau
6 23 (2.59%) IBM
6 23 (2.59%) Sybase
6 23 (2.59%) TIBCO
7 18 (2.03%) Adobe
7 18 (2.03%) Informatica
8 17 (1.91%) Atlassian
9 16 (1.80%) Red Hat
9 16 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
10 14 (1.58%) Google
10 14 (1.58%) SAP
10 14 (1.58%) Splunk
11 12 (1.35%) hybris
12 11 (1.24%) Cloudera
13 10 (1.13%) LogRhythm
14 9 (1.01%) Rapid7
London
KPRS
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Venn Group
Rate: £350 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £550 - £650 per hour
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
KPRS
Rate: From £400 to £400 per day £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: Circa £400-500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eames Consulting
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: Circa £400-500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
360 Resourcing Solutions
Rate: £46000.00 to £50000.00 per year
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £322.84 - £363.20 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 20 days ago