Period
to 9 May 2021

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 9 May 2021 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
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 92 86 108
Rank change year-on-year -6 +22 +6
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 643 592 1,024
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.75% 2.77% 2.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.06% 3.13% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 334 672
10th Percentile £322 £350 £325
25th Percentile £436 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £538 £525
Median % change year-on-year +2.33% +2.38% -4.55%
75th Percentile £663 £625 £638
90th Percentile £750 £713 £725
England median daily rate £534 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +1.67% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 19 23
10th Percentile £24.59 £30.27 £32.60
25th Percentile £34.88 £41.25 £35.07
Median hourly rate £37.50 £52.50 £44.35
Median % change year-on-year -28.57% +18.39% +21.49%
75th Percentile £47.50 £63.00 £53.13
90th Percentile £53.25 £69.50 £58.05
England median hourly rate £38.00 £52.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -27.62% +23.53% -5.03%

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 20,979 18,891 36,565
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 89.66% 88.27% 89.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,047 13,600 26,519
10th Percentile £350 £325 £330
25th Percentile £425 £413 £419
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £520 £520
Median % change year-on-year +0.96% - +4.00%
75th Percentile £625 £613 £600
90th Percentile £700 £700 £688
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 251 359
10th Percentile £16.13 £13.75 £12.50
25th Percentile £22.00 £18.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate £34.88 £26.50 £22.84
Median % change year-on-year +31.62% +16.05% +1.49%
75th Percentile £54.50 £47.44 £39.25
90th Percentile £66.50 £63.00 £51.42
England median hourly rate £25.00 £21.50 £22.65
% change year-on-year +16.28% -5.08% +6.21%

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 9 May 2021.

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 9 May 2021.

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 9 May 2021. 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 -23 65 £550 +4.76% 155
West London +3 11 £620 +11.46% 103
East London +17 7 £480 -6.34% 43
South London +38 6 £525 +12.90% 10
North London - 1 - - 6
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 9 May 2021, 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.

1 433 (67.34%) Degree
2 281 (43.70%) Agile Software Development
3 239 (37.17%) Computer Science Degree
4 238 (37.01%) Social Skills
5 222 (34.53%) Finance
6 192 (29.86%) Java
7 179 (27.84%) Python
8 169 (26.28%) SQL
9 163 (25.35%) Problem-Solving
10 156 (24.26%) Azure
11 144 (22.40%) AWS
12 127 (19.75%) DevOps
13 126 (19.60%) Analytical Skills
14 117 (18.20%) Analytics
14 117 (18.20%) JavaScript
15 113 (17.57%) Mathematics
16 104 (16.17%) Banking
16 104 (16.17%) Scrum
16 104 (16.17%) Software Engineering
17 96 (14.93%) TDD
18 87 (13.53%) Microsoft
19 81 (12.60%) Test Automation
20 76 (11.82%) Git (software)
20 76 (11.82%) User Experience
21 75 (11.66%) Algorithms
22 73 (11.35%) HTML
22 73 (11.35%) OO
23 72 (11.20%) Front Office
24 69 (10.73%) Jenkins
25 68 (10.58%) Microservices

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 60 (9.33%) Apache Spark
2 22 (3.42%) Apache
3 14 (2.18%) Apache Airflow
4 13 (2.02%) CMS
5 12 (1.87%) Oracle Coherence
6 10 (1.56%) Confluence
6 10 (1.56%) SAS
7 9 (1.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 9 (1.40%) SharePoint
8 8 (1.24%) Red Hat Fuse
9 5 (0.78%) Luigi
10 4 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.62%) IIS
10 4 (0.62%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.47%) DNN
12 2 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.31%) Apache Pig
12 2 (0.31%) Drupal
12 2 (0.31%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (2.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (2.02%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (2.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (0.93%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.16%) Figma
4 1 (0.16%) Houdini
4 1 (0.16%) Maya
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.16%) Stata
4 1 (0.16%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 4 (0.62%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.31%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.31%) Eikon
2 2 (0.31%) Magento
2 2 (0.31%) R3 Corda
2 2 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.16%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.16%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.16%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 156 (24.26%) Azure
2 144 (22.40%) AWS
3 61 (9.49%) GCP
4 32 (4.98%) Power Platform
5 28 (4.35%) GitHub
6 27 (4.20%) SaaS
7 21 (3.27%) Microsoft 365
8 18 (2.80%) PaaS
9 16 (2.49%) IaaS
10 14 (2.18%) Heroku
11 12 (1.87%) Amazon S3
12 7 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (1.09%) Azure Synapse Analytics
12 7 (1.09%) Google Analytics
12 7 (1.09%) OpenShift
12 7 (1.09%) Serverless
13 6 (0.93%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 6 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
14 5 (0.78%) Amazon EMR
14 5 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.02%) HTTP
2 12 (1.87%) Firewall
3 10 (1.56%) LAN
4 9 (1.40%) WAN
5 8 (1.24%) DNS
6 7 (1.09%) Wireless
7 6 (0.93%) SSL
8 5 (0.78%) FTP
8 5 (0.78%) Network Security
8 5 (0.78%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.62%) SMTP
9 4 (0.62%) VoIP
9 4 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.47%) Internet
10 3 (0.47%) Skype
10 3 (0.47%) VLAN
10 3 (0.47%) VPN
11 2 (0.31%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (0.31%) DHCP
11 2 (0.31%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (9.49%) Hadoop
2 38 (5.91%) Big Data
3 36 (5.60%) SQL Server
4 35 (5.44%) NoSQL
5 34 (5.29%) Relational Database
6 32 (4.98%) Power BI
7 27 (4.20%) Data Warehouse
8 23 (3.58%) Tableau
9 19 (2.95%) PostgreSQL
10 18 (2.80%) Data Lake
11 17 (2.64%) Apache Hive
12 15 (2.33%) Data Mining
13 14 (2.18%) Oracle Database
14 11 (1.71%) MySQL
15 10 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
16 9 (1.40%) BigQuery
16 9 (1.40%) Oracle Database 12c
17 8 (1.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 8 (1.24%) Amazon Redshift
17 8 (1.24%) DB2
Development Applications
1 76 (11.82%) Git (software)
2 69 (10.73%) Jenkins
3 42 (6.53%) JIRA
4 21 (3.27%) TeamCity
4 21 (3.27%) webpack
5 16 (2.49%) Maven
6 13 (2.02%) Cucumber
7 11 (1.71%) git-flow
7 11 (1.71%) Selenium
8 10 (1.56%) JUnit
8 10 (1.56%) Visual Studio
9 9 (1.40%) GitLab
10 7 (1.09%) Jasmine
10 7 (1.09%) Karma Test Runner
10 7 (1.09%) LINQPad
10 7 (1.09%) SonarQube
10 7 (1.09%) Subversion
11 6 (0.93%) Bitbucket
11 6 (0.93%) IntelliJ
12 5 (0.78%) Protractor
General
1 238 (37.01%) Social Skills
2 222 (34.53%) Finance
3 126 (19.60%) Analytical Skills
4 104 (16.17%) Banking
5 72 (11.20%) Front Office
6 54 (8.40%) Investment Banking
7 28 (4.35%) Marketing
7 28 (4.35%) Presentation Skills
8 21 (3.27%) Financial Institution
8 21 (3.27%) Influencing Skills
9 20 (3.11%) Retail
10 17 (2.64%) Public Sector
11 15 (2.33%) Legal
12 10 (1.56%) Games
13 8 (1.24%) German Language
13 8 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (1.09%) French Language
14 7 (1.09%) Organisational Skills
15 6 (0.93%) Telecoms
16 5 (0.78%) Law
Job Titles
1 260 (40.44%) Developer
2 79 (12.29%) Java Developer
3 70 (10.89%) Analyst
4 49 (7.62%) Senior Developer
5 35 (5.44%) Architect
5 35 (5.44%) Python Developer
6 29 (4.51%) Data Engineer
7 28 (4.35%) C# Developer
8 25 (3.89%) React Developer
9 24 (3.73%) Consultant
10 22 (3.42%) Data Scientist
10 22 (3.42%) Full Stack Developer
11 20 (3.11%) .NET Developer
11 20 (3.11%) Business Analyst
11 20 (3.11%) Software Engineer
12 19 (2.95%) Senior Java Developer
13 17 (2.64%) Java Engineer
14 16 (2.49%) Azure Engineer
14 16 (2.49%) DevOps Engineer
15 14 (2.18%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (11.35%) HTML
2 61 (9.49%) CSS
3 57 (8.86%) .NET
4 54 (8.40%) React
5 50 (7.78%) AngularJS
6 48 (7.47%) REST
7 45 (7.00%) Kafka
8 34 (5.29%) Web Services
9 33 (5.13%) GraphQL
10 31 (4.82%) Spring
11 30 (4.67%) Node.js
12 26 (4.04%) Redux
13 24 (3.73%) RESTful
14 23 (3.58%) Middleware
15 21 (3.27%) Jest
16 19 (2.95%) NumPy
17 18 (2.80%) Pandas
18 17 (2.64%) .NET Core
18 17 (2.64%) .NET Framework
19 15 (2.33%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 76 (11.82%) User Experience
2 75 (11.66%) Algorithms
3 65 (10.11%) Data Structures
4 42 (6.53%) Management Information System
5 29 (4.51%) Cloud Native
6 28 (4.35%) Hedge funds
7 27 (4.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 24 (3.73%) Mobile App
9 23 (3.58%) Fixed Income
9 23 (3.58%) Social Media
10 20 (3.11%) Greenfield Project
11 18 (2.80%) Equities
11 18 (2.80%) Self-Motivation
12 16 (2.49%) Virtual Team
13 13 (2.02%) Derivative
14 11 (1.71%) Analytical Mindset
15 10 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
16 9 (1.40%) Clustering
16 9 (1.40%) Data Centre
17 8 (1.24%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 62 (9.64%) Linux
2 43 (6.69%) Windows
3 17 (2.64%) Android
4 15 (2.33%) Unix
4 15 (2.33%) Windows Server
5 12 (1.87%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (1.09%) Windows Server 2016
7 6 (0.93%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.31%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.16%) MVS
10 1 (0.16%) Solaris
10 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.16%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (43.70%) Agile Software Development
2 163 (25.35%) Problem-Solving
3 127 (19.75%) DevOps
4 117 (18.20%) Analytics
5 113 (17.57%) Mathematics
6 104 (16.17%) Scrum
6 104 (16.17%) Software Engineering
7 96 (14.93%) TDD
8 81 (12.60%) Test Automation
9 73 (11.35%) OO
10 68 (10.58%) Microservices
11 66 (10.26%) Open Source
12 64 (9.95%) Data Science
13 54 (8.40%) Business Intelligence
14 50 (7.78%) BDD
14 50 (7.78%) Project Management
15 49 (7.62%) Continuous Integration
16 47 (7.31%) Machine Learning
17 44 (6.84%) Data Modelling
17 44 (6.84%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 192 (29.86%) Java
2 179 (27.84%) Python
3 169 (26.28%) SQL
4 117 (18.20%) JavaScript
5 67 (10.42%) C#
6 66 (10.26%) C++
7 52 (8.09%) Scala
8 35 (5.44%) TypeScript
9 26 (4.04%) Java 8
10 23 (3.58%) R
11 22 (3.42%) ES6
12 21 (3.27%) PowerShell
13 19 (2.95%) Bash Shell
14 16 (2.49%) Kotlin
15 15 (2.33%) C
16 13 (2.02%) Go
17 12 (1.87%) PL/SQL
17 12 (1.87%) Shell Script
18 11 (1.71%) Apple Swift
19 10 (1.56%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 433 (67.34%) Degree
2 239 (37.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 42 (6.53%) Master's Degree
4 40 (6.22%) Numerate Degree
5 28 (4.35%) Security Cleared
6 24 (3.73%) SC Cleared
7 22 (3.42%) PhD
8 13 (2.02%) CISSP
9 12 (1.87%) DV Cleared
9 12 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (1.24%) SANS
12 7 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (1.09%) GIAC
13 6 (0.93%) PMI Certification
13 6 (0.93%) PMP
14 5 (0.78%) CISM
14 5 (0.78%) MCSE
15 4 (0.62%) CCNA
15 4 (0.62%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (8.86%) QA
2 11 (1.71%) GDPR
3 9 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.40%) MiFID
4 8 (1.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.93%) IFRS
6 5 (0.78%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.78%) IFRS 9
6 5 (0.78%) NIST
6 5 (0.78%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.78%) SLA
7 4 (0.62%) PMO
8 3 (0.47%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.31%) GRC
9 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.16%) IEC 62304
10 1 (0.16%) ISO 20022
10 1 (0.16%) NCSC
10 1 (0.16%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.16%) SOC 2
System Software
1 54 (8.40%) Docker
2 17 (2.64%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.78%) HDFS
4 4 (0.62%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.47%) vSphere
6 2 (0.31%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 2 (0.31%) Snort
6 2 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.16%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.16%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.16%) Platform Symphony
7 1 (0.16%) RACF
7 1 (0.16%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 62 (9.64%) Kubernetes
2 27 (4.20%) Terraform
3 20 (3.11%) Ansible
4 8 (1.24%) Prometheus
5 6 (0.93%) MIIS
5 6 (0.93%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (0.78%) ITRS Geneos
7 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.47%) Oozie
8 2 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
8 2 (0.31%) Istio
8 2 (0.31%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.31%) Puppet
8 2 (0.31%) SCOM
9 1 (0.16%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.16%) Cisco UCCE
9 1 (0.16%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 87 (13.53%) Microsoft
2 55 (8.55%) Oracle
3 33 (5.13%) Splunk
4 31 (4.82%) Google
5 16 (2.49%) Databricks
6 14 (2.18%) IBM
6 14 (2.18%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (1.87%) Cisco
8 11 (1.71%) Adobe
9 7 (1.09%) ESRI
9 7 (1.09%) Red Hat
10 6 (0.93%) Citrix
10 6 (0.93%) SAP
10 6 (0.93%) VMware
11 4 (0.62%) Alteryx
11 4 (0.62%) ION Trading
11 4 (0.62%) Twitter
12 3 (0.47%) DocuSign
12 3 (0.47%) Facebook
12 3 (0.47%) MuleSoft