Period
to 16 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Computer Science Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 16 October 2018 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 Degree
UK > Scotland
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 146 125 89
Rank change year-on-year -21 -36 +68
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 54 62 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.00% 1.28% 2.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.35% 8.87% 9.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 30 79
Scotland median daily rate £418 £360 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.97% +9.09% -15.38%
10th Percentile £255 £259 £277
90th Percentile £467 £555 £440
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +8.57% +9.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 3
Scotland median hourly rate - £30.93 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -26.37% -
UK median hourly rate £34.75 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +8.59% +16.36% -0.58%

Computer Science Degree is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Scotland
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 851 699 1,162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 15.81% 14.44% 23.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 385 711
Scotland median daily rate £375 £363 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +9.85% -2.22%
10th Percentile £215 £210 £225
90th Percentile £525 £538 £450
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 50 57
Scotland median hourly rate £24.25 £29.40 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.52% -22.63% +78.82%
10th Percentile £12.93 £13.22 £14.60
90th Percentile £53.75 £46.50 £42.40
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% - +19.57%

Computer Science Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Computer Science Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science Degree in Scotland

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Science Degree in Scotland

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree in Scotland over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Computer Science Degree in Scotland

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Science Degree in Scotland

Computer Science Degree
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 16 October 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
Glasgow +8 27 £406 +47.73% 7
Renfrewshire -7 20 £420 +25.37%
Edinburgh -37 5 £435 +14.47% 16
Aberdeen 0 1 - -
Computer Science Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science Degree 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Computer Science Degree.

1 54 (100.00%) Degree
2 51 (94.44%) Computer Science
3 23 (42.59%) Windows
3 23 (42.59%) Microsoft
3 23 (42.59%) Windows Server
4 22 (40.74%) PowerShell
5 21 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (38.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (37.04%) Office 365
6 20 (37.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (35.19%) Microsoft Certification
7 19 (35.19%) MCSE
8 18 (33.33%) Java
8 18 (33.33%) Security Cleared
9 16 (29.63%) SharePoint
9 16 (29.63%) Migration
10 14 (25.93%) SC Cleared
11 13 (24.07%) Active Directory
12 12 (22.22%) XML
12 12 (22.22%) JavaScript
12 12 (22.22%) SQL Server
12 12 (22.22%) C#
12 12 (22.22%) SQL
12 12 (22.22%) Software Engineering
12 12 (22.22%) Analytics
13 11 (20.37%) Enterprise Software
13 11 (20.37%) Hadoop
13 11 (20.37%) CSS
14 10 (18.52%) MS Exchange
14 10 (18.52%) XSLT

Computer Science Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 16 (29.63%) SharePoint
2 10 (18.52%) Apache Spark
2 10 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2013
2 10 (18.52%) IIS
2 10 (18.52%) MS Exchange
2 10 (18.52%) Office Communications Server
2 10 (18.52%) SharePoint 2010
2 10 (18.52%) SharePoint 2013
2 10 (18.52%) SharePoint Server
2 10 (18.52%) Skype for Business
3 6 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (11.11%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.85%) Apache
Applications
1 10 (18.52%) InfoPath
2 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.85%) 3ds Max
3 1 (1.85%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.85%) Chatbot
3 1 (1.85%) Maya
3 1 (1.85%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 20 (37.04%) Office 365
2 2 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.70%) SaaS
3 1 (1.85%) Amazon SageMaker
3 1 (1.85%) Azure Machine Learning
3 1 (1.85%) Firebase
3 1 (1.85%) GitHub
3 1 (1.85%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.85%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.52%) Skype
2 7 (12.96%) DHCP
2 7 (12.96%) DNS
3 4 (7.41%) Unified Communications
4 2 (3.70%) AMQP
5 1 (1.85%) 3G
5 1 (1.85%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.85%) SSL
5 1 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 11 (20.37%) Hadoop
3 10 (18.52%) Impala
4 6 (11.11%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.70%) Big Data
5 2 (3.70%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.85%) DB2
6 1 (1.85%) MS Access
6 1 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.85%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 9 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 9 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.70%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.70%) MSI
3 1 (1.85%) Axure RP
3 1 (1.85%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (1.85%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.85%) CocoaPods
3 1 (1.85%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (1.85%) Grunt
3 1 (1.85%) gulp
3 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.85%) JIRA
3 1 (1.85%) PowerBuilder
3 1 (1.85%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.85%) Xcode
General
1 10 (18.52%) Games
2 6 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (1.85%) Banking
3 1 (1.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (20.37%) Software Engineer
2 10 (18.52%) Developer
3 9 (16.67%) Scala Software Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) Designer
5 5 (9.26%) Solutions Designer
6 4 (7.41%) Architect
7 3 (5.56%) Consultant
7 3 (5.56%) Messaging Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Python Developer
7 3 (5.56%) SharePoint Consultant
8 2 (3.70%) Angular Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Django Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Designer
8 2 (3.70%) Integration Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Java Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Java Software Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Messaging Specialist
8 2 (3.70%) Oracle Developer
8 2 (3.70%) SharePoint Architect
8 2 (3.70%) Software Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (22.22%) XML
2 11 (20.37%) CSS
3 10 (18.52%) .NET
3 10 (18.52%) Akka
3 10 (18.52%) jQuery
3 10 (18.52%) Kafka
3 10 (18.52%) XSLT
4 5 (9.26%) REST
5 4 (7.41%) AngularJS
6 3 (5.56%) Django
6 3 (5.56%) Middleware
6 3 (5.56%) Node.js
6 3 (5.56%) OAuth
7 2 (3.70%) JMS
7 2 (3.70%) JSON
7 2 (3.70%) OpenID
7 2 (3.70%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (3.70%) SOAP
7 2 (3.70%) Spring
7 2 (3.70%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 51 (94.44%) Computer Science
2 11 (20.37%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.70%) Credit Risk
4 2 (3.70%) Derivative
4 2 (3.70%) User Experience
5 1 (1.85%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.85%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.85%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (42.59%) Windows
1 23 (42.59%) Windows Server
2 21 (38.89%) Windows Server 2003
2 21 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (37.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (5.56%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.85%) Android
5 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.85%) Linux
5 1 (1.85%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.63%) Migration
2 12 (22.22%) Analytics
2 12 (22.22%) Software Engineering
3 10 (18.52%) High Availability
3 10 (18.52%) MapReduce
3 10 (18.52%) Workflow
4 9 (16.67%) Records Management
5 8 (14.81%) ITIL
6 7 (12.96%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (11.11%) Load Balancing
7 6 (11.11%) Matrix Organization
7 6 (11.11%) Visualisation
8 5 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (9.26%) SDLC
8 5 (9.26%) TOGAF
8 5 (9.26%) Validation
9 4 (7.41%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (7.41%) Incident Management
9 4 (7.41%) Trend Analysis
9 4 (7.41%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 22 (40.74%) PowerShell
2 18 (33.33%) Java
3 12 (22.22%) C#
3 12 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 12 (22.22%) SQL
4 10 (18.52%) Java 8
4 10 (18.52%) Scala
5 4 (7.41%) Python
6 3 (5.56%) C++
7 2 (3.70%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.70%) VB
7 2 (3.70%) VBScript
8 1 (1.85%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.85%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.85%) R
Qualifications
1 54 (100.00%) Degree
2 19 (35.19%) MCSE
2 19 (35.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 14 (25.93%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.85%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.85%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.85%) JSP 440
System Software
1 13 (24.07%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.41%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (5.56%) XenApp
4 2 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.70%) XenDesktop
4 2 (3.70%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) SCCM
1 3 (5.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.85%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 23 (42.59%) Microsoft
2 9 (16.67%) Nintex
3 7 (12.96%) Oracle
4 4 (7.41%) IBM
5 3 (5.56%) Citrix
5 3 (5.56%) Ivanti
6 2 (3.70%) Google
6 2 (3.70%) VMware
7 1 (1.85%) Adobe
7 1 (1.85%) Apple
7 1 (1.85%) Cloudera
7 1 (1.85%) Curam
7 1 (1.85%) Rackspace
7 1 (1.85%) Splunk
7 1 (1.85%) Teradata
7 1 (1.85%) ThinPrint