Period
to 15 August 2018

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 6 months to 15 August 2018 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.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
England > London
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 118 122 156
Rank change year-on-year +4 +34 -10
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 1,113 966 784
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.45% 2.27% 1.73%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.34% 5.85% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 708 678 542
London median daily rate £506 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £321 £330 £325
90th Percentile £721 £688 £651
England median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 15 14
London median hourly rate £36.50 £27.50 £17.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.73% +53.27% -10.29%
10th Percentile £12.65 £10.20 £11.30
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £70.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £33.44 £35.00
% change year-on-year +27.09% -4.46% +21.99%

Computer Science is in the Generic IT Skills 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 generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 17,542 16,506 17,150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.54% 38.73% 37.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,565 11,706 12,281
London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £288
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 265 225 227
London median hourly rate £23.50 £21.90 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.31% +9.50% -
10th Percentile £13.17 £12.63 £11.25
90th Percentile £54.28 £49.68 £55.75
England median hourly rate £21.50 £19.84 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.39% -0.83% +8.11%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 15 August 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 +20 242 £517 -1.52% 235
West London -7 45 £394 -1.56% 100
South London -11 27 £363 -36.96% 16
East London -21 20 £550 -1.35% 38
North London +3 3 £363 - 8
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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.

1 826 (74.21%) Degree
2 473 (42.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 445 (39.98%) Agile Software Development
4 371 (33.33%) Finance
5 324 (29.11%) Java
6 310 (27.85%) Python
7 250 (22.46%) SQL
8 243 (21.83%) Mathematics
9 228 (20.49%) Problem-Solving
10 220 (19.77%) Analytical Skills
11 218 (19.59%) JavaScript
12 199 (17.88%) Algorithms
13 193 (17.34%) Amazon AWS
14 186 (16.71%) TDD
15 184 (16.53%) OO
16 163 (14.65%) Git (software)
17 160 (14.38%) C++
18 159 (14.29%) Linux
19 155 (13.93%) Analytics
20 153 (13.75%) HTML
21 149 (13.39%) Banking
22 143 (12.85%) C#
23 142 (12.76%) Software Engineering
24 141 (12.67%) Data Structures
25 139 (12.49%) Microsoft
26 135 (12.13%) Data Science
27 130 (11.68%) DevOps
28 129 (11.59%) CSS
29 125 (11.23%) Master's Degree
30 121 (10.87%) Continuous Integration

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 69 (6.20%) Apache Spark
2 34 (3.05%) Apache
3 29 (2.61%) SharePoint
4 24 (2.16%) SAS
5 15 (1.35%) Ethereum
5 15 (1.35%) Tomcat
6 14 (1.26%) CMS
7 12 (1.08%) Hyperledger
8 11 (0.99%) Confluence
8 11 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (0.81%) Apache Airflow
9 9 (0.81%) nginx
10 7 (0.63%) IIS
11 6 (0.54%) Apache Pig
11 6 (0.54%) Cloud Foundry
11 6 (0.54%) JBoss
12 5 (0.45%) MS Exchange
12 5 (0.45%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.36%) Luigi
13 4 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 61 (5.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (2.43%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (2.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.81%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.54%) Chatbot
6 4 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.36%) InVision
6 4 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.36%) Stata
6 4 (0.36%) Windchill
7 3 (0.27%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.27%) SPSS
8 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.090%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.090%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.090%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.090%) CINEMA 4D
9 1 (0.090%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.090%) Revit
9 1 (0.090%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 13 (1.17%) Distributed Ledger
2 12 (1.08%) R3 Corda
3 9 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.36%) ENOVIA
4 4 (0.36%) HFM
4 4 (0.36%) SAP PLM
4 4 (0.36%) Teamcenter
5 3 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.18%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.18%) RMDS
6 2 (0.18%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.18%) Sonata
6 2 (0.18%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.090%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.090%) FLEXCUBE
7 1 (0.090%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.090%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.090%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.090%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 193 (17.34%) Amazon AWS
2 97 (8.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (4.67%) GitHub
4 38 (3.41%) Google Cloud Platform
5 27 (2.43%) Heroku
6 24 (2.16%) SaaS
7 22 (1.98%) Office 365
8 14 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
8 14 (1.26%) AWS Lambda
8 14 (1.26%) PaaS
8 14 (1.26%) Serverless
9 12 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
10 11 (0.99%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 9 (0.81%) IaaS
12 8 (0.72%) G Suite
12 8 (0.72%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 7 (0.63%) Force.com
13 7 (0.63%) Google Analytics
14 6 (0.54%) Amazon S3
15 5 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 47 (4.22%) Firewall
2 39 (3.50%) TCP/IP
3 31 (2.79%) Internet
4 27 (2.43%) HTTP
5 15 (1.35%) DNS
5 15 (1.35%) LAN
6 13 (1.17%) VPN
6 13 (1.17%) WAN
7 12 (1.08%) Intranet
7 12 (1.08%) SSL
8 8 (0.72%) Kerberos
8 8 (0.72%) OSPF
9 7 (0.63%) DHCP
9 7 (0.63%) IPsec
9 7 (0.63%) Network Security
9 7 (0.63%) SMS
9 7 (0.63%) SNMP
10 6 (0.54%) BGP
10 6 (0.54%) MPLS
10 6 (0.54%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (7.82%) Big Data
2 60 (5.39%) Hadoop
3 57 (5.12%) SQL Server
4 50 (4.49%) Relational Database
5 47 (4.22%) NoSQL
6 38 (3.41%) MySQL
7 33 (2.96%) MongoDB
7 33 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
8 28 (2.52%) Apache Hive
9 26 (2.34%) Apache Cassandra
10 25 (2.25%) Blockchain
11 24 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
12 20 (1.80%) Data Mining
13 19 (1.71%) Redis
14 18 (1.62%) Spotfire
15 16 (1.44%) Power BI
16 15 (1.35%) Data Lake
16 15 (1.35%) HBase
17 13 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 12 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 163 (14.65%) Git (software)
2 93 (8.36%) Jenkins
3 46 (4.13%) webpack
4 43 (3.86%) JIRA
5 42 (3.77%) Selenium
6 40 (3.59%) TeamCity
7 36 (3.23%) JUnit
8 29 (2.61%) Maven
8 29 (2.61%) Visual Studio
9 27 (2.43%) PostCSS
10 21 (1.89%) CruiseControl
10 21 (1.89%) Subversion
11 18 (1.62%) Cucumber
12 17 (1.53%) gulp
12 17 (1.53%) Visual Studio Team System
13 16 (1.44%) Gradle
13 16 (1.44%) Mockito
14 14 (1.26%) Grunt
14 14 (1.26%) Jasmine
14 14 (1.26%) SpecFlow
General
1 371 (33.33%) Finance
2 149 (13.39%) Banking
3 86 (7.73%) Front Office
4 72 (6.47%) Investment Banking
5 47 (4.22%) Retail
6 43 (3.86%) Marketing
7 24 (2.16%) Back Office
8 22 (1.98%) Legal
9 20 (1.80%) Games
9 20 (1.80%) Telecoms
10 18 (1.62%) Publishing
11 16 (1.44%) Financial Institution
12 13 (1.17%) Advertising
13 10 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.63%) Automotive
15 5 (0.45%) Electronics
15 5 (0.45%) Manufacturing
15 5 (0.45%) Turkish Language
16 4 (0.36%) Russian Language
16 4 (0.36%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 535 (48.07%) Developer
2 148 (13.30%) Java Developer
3 99 (8.89%) Analyst
4 68 (6.11%) C# Developer
5 59 (5.30%) Data Scientist
6 58 (5.21%) Python Developer
7 55 (4.94%) Architect
8 47 (4.22%) Senior Developer
9 42 (3.77%) React Developer
10 40 (3.59%) C++ Developer
11 37 (3.32%) Front Office Developer
12 35 (3.14%) JavaScript Developer
13 34 (3.05%) UI Developer
14 32 (2.88%) Consultant
15 28 (2.52%) Software Engineer
16 27 (2.43%) Security Engineer
17 26 (2.34%) Data Analyst
18 25 (2.25%) Full Stack Developer
18 25 (2.25%) Software Developer
19 24 (2.16%) Digital Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (13.75%) HTML
2 129 (11.59%) CSS
3 95 (8.54%) .NET
4 76 (6.83%) Spring
5 67 (6.02%) Web Services
6 66 (5.93%) HTML5
6 66 (5.93%) REST
7 62 (5.57%) AngularJS
7 62 (5.57%) RESTful
8 58 (5.21%) Node.js
9 55 (4.94%) React
10 50 (4.49%) Redux
11 47 (4.22%) Kafka
12 41 (3.68%) .NET Framework
13 36 (3.23%) XML
14 34 (3.05%) Enzyme
14 34 (3.05%) TensorFlow
14 34 (3.05%) WCF
15 33 (2.96%) WPF
16 32 (2.88%) Chai
Miscellaneous
1 220 (19.77%) Analytical Skills
2 199 (17.88%) Algorithms
3 141 (12.67%) Data Structures
4 92 (8.27%) User Experience
5 79 (7.10%) Mobile App
6 57 (5.12%) Management Information System
7 50 (4.49%) Fintech
8 48 (4.31%) Greenfield Project
8 48 (4.31%) Hedge funds
9 47 (4.22%) Fixed Income
10 35 (3.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 30 (2.70%) Data Centre
11 30 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
12 23 (2.07%) Equities
13 22 (1.98%) Derivative
14 18 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
14 18 (1.62%) Linux Command Line
15 16 (1.44%) Bitcoin
15 16 (1.44%) Blog
16 14 (1.26%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 159 (14.29%) Linux
2 99 (8.89%) Windows
3 82 (7.37%) Unix
4 72 (6.47%) Apple iOS
5 51 (4.58%) Android
6 23 (2.07%) Windows Server
7 11 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.54%) Solaris
9 6 (0.54%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.45%) SUSE
10 5 (0.45%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 5 (0.45%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 4 (0.36%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.36%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.27%) CentOS
12 3 (0.27%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.27%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.18%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 445 (39.98%) Agile Software Development
2 243 (21.83%) Mathematics
3 228 (20.49%) Problem-Solving
4 186 (16.71%) TDD
5 184 (16.53%) OO
6 155 (13.93%) Analytics
7 142 (12.76%) Software Engineering
8 135 (12.13%) Data Science
9 130 (11.68%) DevOps
10 121 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
11 120 (10.78%) SDLC
12 117 (10.51%) Scrum
13 114 (10.24%) Test Automation
14 111 (9.97%) Machine Learning
15 94 (8.45%) OOD
16 80 (7.19%) Multithreading
17 77 (6.92%) OOP
18 73 (6.56%) Unit Testing
19 71 (6.38%) Open Source
19 71 (6.38%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 324 (29.11%) Java
2 310 (27.85%) Python
3 250 (22.46%) SQL
4 218 (19.59%) JavaScript
5 160 (14.38%) C++
6 143 (12.85%) C#
7 58 (5.21%) R
8 56 (5.03%) Java 8
9 54 (4.85%) C
10 53 (4.76%) Scala
11 42 (3.77%) Apple Swift
12 38 (3.41%) Go
13 37 (3.32%) Perl
14 36 (3.23%) ES6
15 33 (2.96%) Ruby
16 30 (2.70%) PHP
17 29 (2.61%) Bash Shell
18 28 (2.52%) Kotlin
18 28 (2.52%) Objective-C
19 21 (1.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 826 (74.21%) Degree
2 473 (42.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 125 (11.23%) Master's Degree
4 67 (6.02%) PhD
5 42 (3.77%) Numerate Degree
6 34 (3.05%) CISSP
7 31 (2.79%) Cisco Certification
8 27 (2.43%) CISM
9 24 (2.16%) Security Cleared
10 20 (1.80%) SC Cleared
11 19 (1.71%) CCNA
12 18 (1.62%) CISA
13 13 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
14 12 (1.08%) CCNP
14 12 (1.08%) MBA
15 11 (0.99%) GIAC
16 8 (0.72%) ISTQB
16 8 (0.72%) PMI Certification
17 7 (0.63%) AWS Certification
17 7 (0.63%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (5.57%) QA
2 27 (2.43%) Data Quality
3 20 (1.80%) SLA
4 15 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (1.08%) GDPR
6 10 (0.90%) PCI DSS
7 9 (0.81%) CDISC
7 9 (0.81%) HIPAA
8 5 (0.45%) PMO
9 4 (0.36%) EMIR
9 4 (0.36%) GCP
9 4 (0.36%) ISO 8583
10 3 (0.27%) MiFID
11 2 (0.18%) Basel II
11 2 (0.18%) COBIT
11 2 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.18%) PSD2
11 2 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.090%) IFRS
System Software
1 88 (7.91%) Docker
2 23 (2.07%) Active Directory
3 13 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (1.08%) Apache Flume
5 11 (0.99%) HDFS
6 5 (0.45%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.45%) KVM
7 4 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.27%) Xen
9 2 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.18%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.18%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.18%) vSphere
9 2 (0.18%) XenApp
10 1 (0.090%) Firmware
10 1 (0.090%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.090%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.090%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 45 (4.04%) Ansible
2 41 (3.68%) Opscode Chef
3 38 (3.41%) Puppet
4 28 (2.52%) Kubernetes
5 24 (2.16%) Terraform
6 17 (1.53%) Salt
7 8 (0.72%) Oozie
7 8 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
8 7 (0.63%) Packer
9 6 (0.54%) Nagios
10 5 (0.45%) CFEngine
10 5 (0.45%) Kibana
10 5 (0.45%) vRealize
11 4 (0.36%) Consul
11 4 (0.36%) CSIRT
11 4 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (0.36%) logstash
11 4 (0.36%) Mesos
12 3 (0.27%) vMotion
12 3 (0.27%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 139 (12.49%) Microsoft
2 73 (6.56%) Google
3 63 (5.66%) Oracle
4 42 (3.77%) Tableau
5 29 (2.61%) SAP
6 27 (2.43%) Cisco
6 27 (2.43%) Twitter
7 25 (2.25%) Splunk
8 24 (2.16%) Salesforce.com
9 18 (1.62%) Apple
10 17 (1.53%) IBM
10 17 (1.53%) Red Hat
11 16 (1.44%) VMware
12 15 (1.35%) Capita
12 15 (1.35%) Cloudera
13 14 (1.26%) Informatica
14 13 (1.17%) Alteryx
14 13 (1.17%) CyberArk
15 12 (1.08%) Cognos
16 11 (0.99%) Citrix