Period
to 11 August 2020

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 August 2020 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 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 88 108 118
Rank change year-on-year +20 +10 +1
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 447 974 1,115
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.96% 2.44% 2.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.33% 2.76% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 671 725
Median daily rate £538 £525 £505
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +3.96% +1.00%
10th Percentile £300 £325 £324
90th Percentile £731 £738 £725
England median daily rate £519 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 25 36
Median hourly rate £44.50 £50.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.00% +36.99% +32.73%
10th Percentile £31.93 £30.10 £12.88
90th Percentile £69.50 £127.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £37.25 £47.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -21.58% +11.76% +27.93%

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 13,438 35,333 40,793
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 88.95% 88.56% 88.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,049 25,319 29,559
Median daily rate £525 £518 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.45% +3.50% +1.52%
10th Percentile £325 £338 £325
90th Percentile £715 £688 £675
England median daily rate £488 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +2.63% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 421 528
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £24.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +1.91% +3.40%
10th Percentile £17.18 £12.50 £14.00
90th Percentile £53.83 £56.50 £54.01
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +40.00% +16.28% -8.99%

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 11 August 2020.

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 11 August 2020.

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 August 2020. 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 +55 84 £538 -2.27% 128
West London +13 19 £625 +25.00% 46
South London +44 4 £375 -16.67% 4
East London +24 3 - - 12
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 11 August 2020, 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.

1 311 (69.57%) Degree
2 207 (46.31%) Agile Software Development
3 172 (38.48%) Computer Science Degree
4 166 (37.14%) Java
5 145 (32.44%) Finance
6 141 (31.54%) Python
7 124 (27.74%) SQL
8 106 (23.71%) Azure
9 102 (22.82%) Mathematics
10 97 (21.70%) JavaScript
10 97 (21.70%) Problem-Solving
11 86 (19.24%) Analytical Skills
12 80 (17.90%) C#
13 79 (17.67%) Banking
14 77 (17.23%) AWS
15 76 (17.00%) Software Engineering
16 69 (15.44%) DevOps
17 67 (14.99%) Docker
18 64 (14.32%) Data Science
19 62 (13.87%) CSS
20 61 (13.65%) HTML
20 61 (13.65%) Microservices
21 60 (13.42%) Big Data
22 59 (13.20%) Test Automation
23 58 (12.98%) Front Office
24 56 (12.53%) OO
24 56 (12.53%) Kubernetes
25 55 (12.30%) Git (software)
26 54 (12.08%) SDLC
26 54 (12.08%) SQL Server

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 46 (10.29%) Apache Spark
2 12 (2.68%) SharePoint
3 11 (2.46%) Apache
3 11 (2.46%) Tomcat
4 8 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (1.57%) Confluence
5 7 (1.57%) IIS
6 6 (1.34%) WebLogic
6 6 (1.34%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.12%) JBoss
7 5 (1.12%) Oracle Coherence
8 3 (0.67%) Appian
8 3 (0.67%) CMS
8 3 (0.67%) GlassFish
8 3 (0.67%) SAS
8 3 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.45%) JCAPS
9 2 (0.45%) Mule
9 2 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.45%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 14 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.67%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.45%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.45%) UserZoom
5 1 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.22%) Camtasia
5 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.22%) Sketch
5 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.79%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.45%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.22%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.22%) Lawson
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle AML
Cloud Services
1 106 (23.71%) Azure
2 77 (17.23%) AWS
3 50 (11.19%) GCP
4 18 (4.03%) SaaS
5 15 (3.36%) PaaS
6 12 (2.68%) IaaS
7 10 (2.24%) GitHub
8 8 (1.79%) Serverless
9 7 (1.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 7 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (1.57%) Datadog
9 7 (1.57%) npm
9 7 (1.57%) Power Platform
10 6 (1.34%) Stackdriver
11 5 (1.12%) Heroku
12 4 (0.89%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (0.89%) Office 365
12 4 (0.89%) OpenShift
12 4 (0.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.67%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.36%) SSL
2 14 (3.13%) HTTPS
3 11 (2.46%) Internet
4 10 (2.24%) DNS
5 8 (1.79%) Firewall
6 6 (1.34%) LAN
6 6 (1.34%) Network Security
6 6 (1.34%) VPN
7 4 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.67%) DHCP
8 3 (0.67%) FTP
8 3 (0.67%) HTTP
8 3 (0.67%) SAN
8 3 (0.67%) Skype
8 3 (0.67%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.67%) Wireless
9 2 (0.45%) Broadband
9 2 (0.45%) SNMP
9 2 (0.45%) VoIP
9 2 (0.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (13.42%) Big Data
2 54 (12.08%) SQL Server
3 41 (9.17%) NoSQL
4 36 (8.05%) MySQL
5 25 (5.59%) Hadoop
6 24 (5.37%) Relational Database
7 19 (4.25%) Data Mining
8 13 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (2.91%) MongoDB
9 9 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
10 8 (1.79%) RDBMS
10 8 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (1.57%) Power BI
12 5 (1.12%) OLAP
12 5 (1.12%) Redis
13 4 (0.89%) BigQuery
13 4 (0.89%) Cosmos DB
13 4 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 55 (12.30%) Git (software)
2 22 (4.92%) Jenkins
3 17 (3.80%) JIRA
4 15 (3.36%) Maven
5 13 (2.91%) JUnit
6 11 (2.46%) Selenium
7 10 (2.24%) Cypress.io
8 8 (1.79%) git-flow
8 8 (1.79%) webpack
9 7 (1.57%) Cucumber
9 7 (1.57%) Subversion
9 7 (1.57%) TeamCity
10 6 (1.34%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (1.12%) Ant
12 4 (0.89%) Android Studio
12 4 (0.89%) Artifactory
12 4 (0.89%) CruiseControl
12 4 (0.89%) Jasmine
12 4 (0.89%) JMeter
12 4 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 145 (32.44%) Finance
2 79 (17.67%) Banking
3 58 (12.98%) Front Office
4 52 (11.63%) Investment Banking
5 26 (5.82%) Marketing
6 24 (5.37%) Public Sector
7 14 (3.13%) Financial Institution
8 10 (2.24%) Pharmaceutical
8 10 (2.24%) Retail
9 9 (2.01%) Telecoms
10 8 (1.79%) Back Office
11 7 (1.57%) Automotive
11 7 (1.57%) Local Government
12 5 (1.12%) Electronics
13 4 (0.89%) French Language
14 3 (0.67%) Private Banking
15 2 (0.45%) German Language
15 2 (0.45%) International Banking
15 2 (0.45%) Social Science
15 2 (0.45%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 201 (44.97%) Developer
2 67 (14.99%) Java Developer
3 34 (7.61%) Python Developer
4 32 (7.16%) Analyst
4 32 (7.16%) C# Developer
4 32 (7.16%) Data Scientist
5 25 (5.59%) Senior Developer
6 18 (4.03%) Front Office Developer
6 18 (4.03%) Full Stack Developer
7 16 (3.58%) Architect
8 15 (3.36%) React Developer
8 15 (3.36%) Senior Data Scientist
8 15 (3.36%) Systems Analyst
9 14 (3.13%) Azure Developer
9 14 (3.13%) Business Systems Analyst
9 14 (3.13%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 14 (3.13%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
10 13 (2.91%) Low Latency Java Developer
11 12 (2.68%) Consultant
11 12 (2.68%) Insurance Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (13.87%) CSS
2 61 (13.65%) HTML
3 49 (10.96%) .NET
4 44 (9.84%) Kafka
5 38 (8.50%) RESTful
5 38 (8.50%) Spring
6 37 (8.28%) React
7 36 (8.05%) REST
8 35 (7.83%) Web Services
9 33 (7.38%) AngularJS
10 32 (7.16%) HTML5
11 23 (5.15%) Node.js
12 20 (4.47%) XML
13 19 (4.25%) Redux
14 17 (3.80%) Jest
15 15 (3.36%) .NET Core
15 15 (3.36%) Guice
16 14 (3.13%) JAAS
16 14 (3.13%) Natural Language Processing
16 14 (3.13%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 86 (19.24%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (9.84%) Algorithms
3 31 (6.94%) User Experience
4 29 (6.49%) Management Information System
5 28 (6.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 23 (5.15%) Data Structures
6 23 (5.15%) Fixed Income
7 18 (4.03%) Greenfield Project
7 18 (4.03%) Mobile App
8 13 (2.91%) Derivative
8 13 (2.91%) Hybrid Cloud
9 12 (2.68%) Linux Command Line
9 12 (2.68%) Self-Motivation
9 12 (2.68%) Social Media
10 11 (2.46%) Virtual Team
11 9 (2.01%) Blog
11 9 (2.01%) Hedge funds
11 9 (2.01%) Public Cloud
12 8 (1.79%) Analytical Mindset
13 7 (1.57%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 45 (10.07%) Linux
2 26 (5.82%) Unix
3 23 (5.15%) Windows
4 14 (3.13%) Android
5 6 (1.34%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.34%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.67%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.67%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.45%) CentOS
8 2 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.22%) SUSE
9 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (46.31%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (22.82%) Mathematics
3 97 (21.70%) Problem-Solving
4 76 (17.00%) Software Engineering
5 69 (15.44%) DevOps
6 64 (14.32%) Data Science
7 61 (13.65%) Microservices
8 59 (13.20%) Test Automation
9 56 (12.53%) OO
10 54 (12.08%) SDLC
10 54 (12.08%) TDD
11 51 (11.41%) Analytics
11 51 (11.41%) Continuous Integration
12 50 (11.19%) Machine Learning
13 49 (10.96%) Statistics
14 47 (10.51%) Open Source
14 47 (10.51%) Scrum
15 42 (9.40%) Project Management
16 33 (7.38%) Low Latency
17 32 (7.16%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 166 (37.14%) Java
2 141 (31.54%) Python
3 124 (27.74%) SQL
4 97 (21.70%) JavaScript
5 80 (17.90%) C#
6 35 (7.83%) Scala
7 33 (7.38%) C++
8 26 (5.82%) Java 8
8 26 (5.82%) Kotlin
9 14 (3.13%) R
9 14 (3.13%) TypeScript
10 13 (2.91%) Bash Shell
10 13 (2.91%) Go
10 13 (2.91%) PHP
11 11 (2.46%) T-SQL
12 10 (2.24%) PowerShell
12 10 (2.24%) Ruby
12 10 (2.24%) Shell Script
13 9 (2.01%) ES6
14 8 (1.79%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 311 (69.57%) Degree
2 172 (38.48%) Computer Science Degree
3 42 (9.40%) Master's Degree
4 27 (6.04%) Numerate Degree
4 27 (6.04%) PhD
5 9 (2.01%) CISSP
6 8 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.34%) Security Cleared
8 5 (1.12%) AWS Certification
8 5 (1.12%) CCNA
9 4 (0.89%) CCNP
9 4 (0.89%) CISA
9 4 (0.89%) CISM
9 4 (0.89%) GIAC
9 4 (0.89%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.89%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.89%) PMP
9 4 (0.89%) SANS
10 3 (0.67%) GCIA
10 3 (0.67%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.49%) QA
2 8 (1.79%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.89%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.89%) NIST
3 4 (0.89%) PSD2
4 3 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.45%) GDPR
5 2 (0.45%) PMO
5 2 (0.45%) SLA
6 1 (0.22%) Basel II
6 1 (0.22%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.22%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.22%) NCSC
6 1 (0.22%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 67 (14.99%) Docker
2 8 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.89%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.45%) Squid
4 2 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.45%) XenApp
5 1 (0.22%) HDFS
5 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.22%) NFS
5 1 (0.22%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.22%) vSphere
5 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 56 (12.53%) Kubernetes
2 20 (4.47%) Terraform
3 15 (3.36%) Prometheus
4 14 (3.13%) Zipkin
5 7 (1.57%) Ansible
5 7 (1.57%) Nagios
6 4 (0.89%) Grafana
6 4 (0.89%) Kibana
6 4 (0.89%) Packer
6 4 (0.89%) Puppet
7 3 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.22%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.22%) Istio
9 1 (0.22%) Netcool
9 1 (0.22%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 1 (0.22%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.22%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 1 (0.22%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 54 (12.08%) Microsoft
2 38 (8.50%) Oracle
3 23 (5.15%) Google
4 19 (4.25%) Splunk
5 17 (3.80%) Databricks
6 14 (3.13%) StreamSets
7 12 (2.68%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (2.68%) Tableau
8 11 (2.46%) Bloomberg
8 11 (2.46%) Cisco
9 8 (1.79%) VMware
10 6 (1.34%) IBM
10 6 (1.34%) ServiceNow
11 4 (0.89%) Atlassian
11 4 (0.89%) Citrix
11 4 (0.89%) SAP
11 4 (0.89%) Sybase
12 3 (0.67%) CA
12 3 (0.67%) Dynatrace
12 3 (0.67%) Red Hat