Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 119 119 144
Rank change year-on-year 0 +25 -25
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 1,069 858 770
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.34% 2.18% 1.78%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.21% 5.86% 4.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 713 599 524
London median daily rate £550 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +8.11% -2.63%
10th Percentile £288 £318 £302
90th Percentile £750 £688 £675
England median daily rate £500 £450 £410
% change year-on-year +11.11% +9.76% -3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 12 11
London median hourly rate £36.50 £30.08 £19.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.36% +56.40% +20.19%
10th Percentile £13.35 £10.05 £15.16
90th Percentile £48.65 £49.75 £70.00
England median hourly rate £44.75 £31.25 £43.00
% change year-on-year +43.20% -27.33% +49.88%

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 17,220 14,640 16,226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.77% 37.22% 37.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,379 10,352 11,560
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £275
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 287 234 234
London median hourly rate £24.00 £23.13 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.78% +10.12% +9.49%
10th Percentile £12.80 £12.04 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.88 £47.35
England median hourly rate £22.21 £19.80 £21.00
% change year-on-year +12.17% -5.71% +19.32%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -15 169 £550 +4.76% 202
West London -5 64 £363 -19.44% 107
East London -12 23 £563 +28.57% 41
South London -42 17 £450 -21.74% 20
North London +7 6 £550 - 12
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 797 (74.56%) Degree
2 435 (40.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 397 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
4 353 (33.02%) Finance
5 346 (32.37%) Java
6 311 (29.09%) SQL
7 309 (28.91%) Python
8 278 (26.01%) Mathematics
9 260 (24.32%) Problem-Solving
10 227 (21.23%) Analytical Skills
11 208 (19.46%) JavaScript
12 194 (18.15%) Linux
13 169 (15.81%) Analytics
14 166 (15.53%) OO
15 165 (15.43%) Amazon AWS
16 161 (15.06%) C++
17 154 (14.41%) Banking
18 153 (14.31%) Algorithms
19 135 (12.63%) Git (software)
20 133 (12.44%) C#
21 130 (12.16%) Microsoft
22 128 (11.97%) TDD
23 125 (11.69%) HTML
24 117 (10.94%) Data Science
25 115 (10.76%) Big Data
25 115 (10.76%) Software Engineering
26 113 (10.57%) Scrum
27 110 (10.29%) Master's Degree
28 108 (10.10%) Multithreading
29 107 (10.01%) Front Office

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 82 (7.67%) Apache Spark
2 38 (3.55%) Apache
3 27 (2.53%) SAS
3 27 (2.53%) SharePoint
4 25 (2.34%) Confluence
4 25 (2.34%) Tomcat
5 13 (1.22%) JBoss
5 13 (1.22%) nginx
5 13 (1.22%) OpenStack
5 13 (1.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 12 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (0.94%) Apache Pig
8 8 (0.75%) CMS
8 8 (0.75%) Skype for Business
9 7 (0.65%) Apache Solr
10 6 (0.56%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.47%) Apache Airflow
11 5 (0.47%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 4 (0.37%) WebLogic
Applications
1 63 (5.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (2.71%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (1.31%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.94%) SPSS
6 9 (0.84%) Stata
7 4 (0.37%) Chatbot
7 4 (0.37%) Windchill
8 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.19%) GIMP
9 2 (0.19%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.19%) UserZoom
10 1 (0.094%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.094%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.094%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.094%) CINEMA 4D
10 1 (0.094%) InVision
10 1 (0.094%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.094%) Revit
10 1 (0.094%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.56%) Adobe Campaign
2 5 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.37%) ENOVIA
3 4 (0.37%) HFM
3 4 (0.37%) HiPortfolio
3 4 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.37%) SAP PLM
3 4 (0.37%) Teamcenter
4 3 (0.28%) Magento
5 2 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.19%) RMDS
5 2 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.094%) Finacle
6 1 (0.094%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.094%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.094%) Primavera
6 1 (0.094%) Radian6
6 1 (0.094%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.094%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.094%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 165 (15.43%) Amazon AWS
2 78 (7.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (3.37%) GitHub
4 21 (1.96%) Heroku
5 19 (1.78%) Google Cloud Platform
6 17 (1.59%) Google Analytics
7 16 (1.50%) Office 365
8 15 (1.40%) Amazon S3
8 15 (1.40%) SaaS
9 13 (1.22%) Amazon SQS
9 13 (1.22%) PaaS
10 12 (1.12%) OpenShift
11 11 (1.03%) AWS Lambda
11 11 (1.03%) Serverless
12 9 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
12 9 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
13 8 (0.75%) Force.com
13 8 (0.75%) IaaS
14 7 (0.65%) Adobe Analytics
14 7 (0.65%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 44 (4.12%) Firewall
2 36 (3.37%) TCP/IP
3 33 (3.09%) Internet
4 23 (2.15%) HTTP
5 17 (1.59%) SSL
6 15 (1.40%) DNS
7 13 (1.22%) LAN
7 13 (1.22%) SMS
8 12 (1.12%) Kerberos
8 12 (1.12%) VPN
9 10 (0.94%) SNMP
9 10 (0.94%) WAN
10 9 (0.84%) Network Security
11 8 (0.75%) Cisco IOS
11 8 (0.75%) DHCP
11 8 (0.75%) Skype
12 7 (0.65%) Intranet
13 6 (0.56%) Intrusion Detection
13 6 (0.56%) OSPF
13 6 (0.56%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (10.76%) Big Data
2 94 (8.79%) SQL Server
3 75 (7.02%) Hadoop
4 69 (6.45%) MySQL
5 63 (5.89%) NoSQL
6 56 (5.24%) PostgreSQL
7 46 (4.30%) MongoDB
8 44 (4.12%) Relational Database
9 38 (3.55%) Data Warehouse
10 33 (3.09%) Apache Cassandra
11 32 (2.99%) Apache Hive
11 32 (2.99%) HBase
12 31 (2.90%) Power BI
13 28 (2.62%) Data Lake
14 22 (2.06%) Spotfire
15 21 (1.96%) Redis
15 21 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 18 (1.68%) Oracle Database
16 18 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 16 (1.50%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 135 (12.63%) Git (software)
2 73 (6.83%) Jenkins
3 52 (4.86%) JIRA
4 39 (3.65%) webpack
5 35 (3.27%) Selenium
6 32 (2.99%) Subversion
7 29 (2.71%) Cucumber
8 25 (2.34%) TeamCity
9 23 (2.15%) Maven
9 23 (2.15%) Visual Studio
10 22 (2.06%) Bitbucket
10 22 (2.06%) JUnit
11 19 (1.78%) PostCSS
12 16 (1.50%) Grunt
12 16 (1.50%) Visual Studio Team System
13 15 (1.40%) Gradle
14 14 (1.31%) gulp
15 13 (1.22%) Mercurial
15 13 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
16 11 (1.03%) CruiseControl
General
1 353 (33.02%) Finance
2 154 (14.41%) Banking
3 107 (10.01%) Front Office
4 82 (7.67%) Investment Banking
5 68 (6.36%) Marketing
6 45 (4.21%) Retail
7 24 (2.25%) Games
7 24 (2.25%) Legal
8 23 (2.15%) Telecoms
9 20 (1.87%) Back Office
10 12 (1.12%) Financial Institution
11 11 (1.03%) Publishing
12 9 (0.84%) Advertising
13 7 (0.65%) Automotive
14 6 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.56%) Spanish Language
15 5 (0.47%) Electronics
16 4 (0.37%) Aerospace
16 4 (0.37%) Manufacturing
17 3 (0.28%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 485 (45.37%) Developer
2 157 (14.69%) Java Developer
3 104 (9.73%) Analyst
4 78 (7.30%) C# Developer
5 63 (5.89%) Data Scientist
6 57 (5.33%) Senior Developer
7 54 (5.05%) Architect
8 45 (4.21%) Python Developer
9 40 (3.74%) JavaScript Developer
10 34 (3.18%) Front Office Developer
11 33 (3.09%) C++ Developer
12 32 (2.99%) Quantitative Developer
13 29 (2.71%) Data Engineer
13 29 (2.71%) Electronic Trading Developer
14 27 (2.53%) React Developer
15 25 (2.34%) DevOps Engineer
15 25 (2.34%) Senior Java Developer
16 24 (2.25%) .NET Developer
16 24 (2.25%) Big Data Engineer
16 24 (2.25%) Java Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (11.69%) HTML
2 101 (9.45%) .NET
3 98 (9.17%) CSS
4 75 (7.02%) AngularJS
5 70 (6.55%) Spring
6 68 (6.36%) Web Services
7 57 (5.33%) RESTful
8 53 (4.96%) HTML5
8 53 (4.96%) REST
9 49 (4.58%) React
10 46 (4.30%) Node.js
11 42 (3.93%) Kafka
12 41 (3.84%) XML
13 40 (3.74%) Redux
14 38 (3.55%) TensorFlow
15 33 (3.09%) WPF
16 32 (2.99%) JSON
17 28 (2.62%) Enzyme
17 28 (2.62%) SOAP
18 26 (2.43%) Chai
Miscellaneous
1 227 (21.23%) Analytical Skills
2 153 (14.31%) Algorithms
3 101 (9.45%) Data Structures
4 91 (8.51%) User Experience
5 67 (6.27%) Mobile App
6 62 (5.80%) Management Information System
7 55 (5.14%) Hedge funds
8 53 (4.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 51 (4.77%) Fixed Income
10 49 (4.58%) Greenfield Project
11 37 (3.46%) Data Centre
12 33 (3.09%) Derivative
13 30 (2.81%) Self-Motivation
14 29 (2.71%) Fintech
15 20 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
16 17 (1.59%) Virtual Team
17 16 (1.50%) Linux Command Line
18 15 (1.40%) Equities
19 13 (1.22%) Market Risk
20 11 (1.03%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 194 (18.15%) Linux
2 105 (9.82%) Windows
3 87 (8.14%) Unix
4 58 (5.43%) Android
5 53 (4.96%) Apple iOS
6 22 (2.06%) Windows Server
7 16 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (0.75%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.56%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.37%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.37%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.37%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 4 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.28%) AIX
13 3 (0.28%) CentOS
13 3 (0.28%) Debian
14 1 (0.094%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.094%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 397 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
2 278 (26.01%) Mathematics
3 260 (24.32%) Problem-Solving
4 169 (15.81%) Analytics
5 166 (15.53%) OO
6 128 (11.97%) TDD
7 117 (10.94%) Data Science
8 115 (10.76%) Software Engineering
9 113 (10.57%) Scrum
10 108 (10.10%) Multithreading
11 104 (9.73%) Machine Learning
12 103 (9.64%) SDLC
13 100 (9.35%) Test Automation
14 96 (8.98%) Continuous Integration
15 91 (8.51%) DevOps
16 89 (8.33%) OOP
17 88 (8.23%) Visualisation
18 79 (7.39%) Electronic Trading
19 77 (7.20%) Statistics
20 72 (6.74%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 346 (32.37%) Java
2 311 (29.09%) SQL
3 309 (28.91%) Python
4 208 (19.46%) JavaScript
5 161 (15.06%) C++
6 133 (12.44%) C#
7 64 (5.99%) R
8 56 (5.24%) C
9 47 (4.40%) Java 8
10 46 (4.30%) Scala
11 40 (3.74%) Ruby
12 35 (3.27%) ES6
13 34 (3.18%) Perl
14 31 (2.90%) Apple Swift
15 28 (2.62%) PowerShell
16 26 (2.43%) Bash Shell
17 24 (2.25%) Go
18 23 (2.15%) T-SQL
19 22 (2.06%) VBA
20 21 (1.96%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 797 (74.56%) Degree
2 435 (40.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 110 (10.29%) Master's Degree
4 76 (7.11%) PhD
5 61 (5.71%) Numerate Degree
6 30 (2.81%) CISSP
7 23 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
8 19 (1.78%) CISM
9 16 (1.50%) CCNP
9 16 (1.50%) Security Cleared
10 14 (1.31%) GIAC
10 14 (1.31%) MBA
10 14 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (1.31%) SC Cleared
11 13 (1.22%) CISA
12 11 (1.03%) CCNA
12 11 (1.03%) PMI Certification
13 10 (0.94%) CEH
14 9 (0.84%) CCIE
14 9 (0.84%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (5.05%) QA
2 28 (2.62%) Data Quality
3 16 (1.50%) SLA
4 14 (1.31%) GDPR
5 8 (0.75%) CDISC
5 8 (0.75%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.65%) PMO
7 6 (0.56%) Basel II
7 6 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.37%) ISO 8583
9 3 (0.28%) IFRS
9 3 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.28%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.19%) EMIR
10 2 (0.19%) GCP
10 2 (0.19%) HL7
10 2 (0.19%) MiFID
10 2 (0.19%) PSD2
11 1 (0.094%) SEPA
System Software
1 63 (5.89%) Docker
2 23 (2.15%) Active Directory
3 16 (1.50%) HDFS
4 12 (1.12%) Apache Flume
4 12 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.47%) KVM
5 5 (0.47%) Terminal Services
6 4 (0.37%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.37%) XenApp
7 3 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.28%) Xen
8 2 (0.19%) iptables
8 2 (0.19%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.19%) Varnish
8 2 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.19%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.094%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.094%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.094%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 34 (3.18%) Ansible
2 27 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
2 27 (2.53%) Puppet
3 24 (2.25%) Kubernetes
4 18 (1.68%) Salt
4 18 (1.68%) Terraform
5 12 (1.12%) Single Sign-On
6 9 (0.84%) Oozie
7 7 (0.65%) Netcool
8 6 (0.56%) HP ALM
9 5 (0.47%) CASB
9 5 (0.47%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 5 (0.47%) SCOM
9 5 (0.47%) Tivoli
10 4 (0.37%) CA Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.37%) Nagios
11 3 (0.28%) PingFederate
11 3 (0.28%) RSA Archer
11 3 (0.28%) SCCM
11 3 (0.28%) vRealize
Vendors
1 130 (12.16%) Microsoft
2 63 (5.89%) Oracle
3 61 (5.71%) Google
4 38 (3.55%) Tableau
5 31 (2.90%) Cisco
6 29 (2.71%) SAP
7 24 (2.25%) Salesforce.com
8 21 (1.96%) Adobe
9 20 (1.87%) Splunk
10 19 (1.78%) Twitter
11 18 (1.68%) Red Hat
12 17 (1.59%) Citrix
12 17 (1.59%) VMware
13 16 (1.50%) Alteryx
13 16 (1.50%) Cloudera
14 15 (1.40%) Bloomberg
15 14 (1.31%) Apple
16 11 (1.03%) Atlassian
16 11 (1.03%) Cognos
16 11 (1.03%) IBM