Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 145 131 87
Rank change year-on-year -14 -44 +54
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 39 61 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.84% 1.29% 2.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.47% 8.98% 11.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 33 68
Scotland median daily rate £419 £335 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +1.52% -4.35%
10th Percentile £309 £237 £270
90th Percentile £496 £548 £440
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Scotland median hourly rate - £24.21 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -42.35% -6.67%
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £34.08 £21.69
% change year-on-year +17.37% +57.12% -42.16%

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 713 679 805
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 15.33% 14.35% 21.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 417 492
Scotland median daily rate £414 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.33% +10.29% -2.86%
10th Percentile £200 £206 £225
90th Percentile £538 £510 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 27 32
Scotland median hourly rate £25.50 £24.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -31.43% +72.84%
10th Percentile £15.60 £11.25 £14.74
90th Percentile £44.43 £45.50 £52.00
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £24.56 £26.00
% change year-on-year +11.97% -5.54% -5.45%

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019. 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 -6 25 £400 +33.33% 3
Renfrewshire -8 8 £450 +34.33% 2
Edinburgh -28 6 £438 +16.67% 13
Computer Science Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 39 (100.00%) Degree
2 37 (94.87%) Computer Science
3 16 (41.03%) Software Engineering
3 16 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (35.90%) Windows
5 13 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 13 (33.33%) Java
5 13 (33.33%) Workflow
6 12 (30.77%) SQL
7 10 (25.64%) Data Analysis
7 10 (25.64%) Business Analysis
7 10 (25.64%) REST
8 9 (23.08%) Migration
8 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
8 9 (23.08%) JavaScript
8 9 (23.08%) Visual Studio
8 9 (23.08%) XML
9 8 (20.51%) XSLT
9 8 (20.51%) CSS
9 8 (20.51%) SharePoint
9 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (20.51%) InfoPath
9 8 (20.51%) SharePoint Server
9 8 (20.51%) jQuery
9 8 (20.51%) RabbitMQ
9 8 (20.51%) High Availability
9 8 (20.51%) Office 365
9 8 (20.51%) Kafka
9 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (20.51%) SharePoint 2013

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 8 (20.51%) SharePoint
1 8 (20.51%) SharePoint 2010
1 8 (20.51%) SharePoint 2013
1 8 (20.51%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (10.26%) Apache Qpid
2 4 (10.26%) Apache Spark
3 2 (5.13%) IIS
3 2 (5.13%) Mule
3 2 (5.13%) Mule ESB
3 2 (5.13%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (20.51%) InfoPath
2 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (17.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.51%) Office 365
2 4 (10.26%) SaaS
3 1 (2.56%) Firebase
3 1 (2.56%) GitHub
3 1 (2.56%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.38%) DHCP
1 6 (15.38%) DNS
2 5 (12.82%) NAS
3 4 (10.26%) AMQP
4 1 (2.56%) Firewall
4 1 (2.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (17.95%) Relational Database
3 4 (10.26%) Hadoop
3 4 (10.26%) Impala
3 4 (10.26%) RDBMS
4 2 (5.13%) Big Data
5 1 (2.56%) Data Mining
5 1 (2.56%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 9 (23.08%) Visual Studio
2 5 (12.82%) Jenkins
3 4 (10.26%) Maven
4 2 (5.13%) Git (software)
4 2 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.56%) Bitbucket
5 1 (2.56%) CocoaPods
5 1 (2.56%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.56%) GitLab
5 1 (2.56%) Grunt
5 1 (2.56%) gulp
5 1 (2.56%) JIRA
5 1 (2.56%) Mockito
5 1 (2.56%) PowerBuilder
5 1 (2.56%) Xcode
General
1 7 (17.95%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Games
3 2 (5.13%) Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) Analyst
2 9 (23.08%) Developer
3 8 (20.51%) Business Analyst
4 6 (15.38%) Software Engineer
4 6 (15.38%) Technical Analyst
5 5 (12.82%) Technical Business Analyst
6 4 (10.26%) Scala Software Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) SharePoint Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Consultant
7 3 (7.69%) Design Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) Agile Business Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Integration Consultant
8 2 (5.13%) Integration Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Java Consultant
8 2 (5.13%) Java Integration Consultant
8 2 (5.13%) Java Software Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Software Developer
8 2 (5.13%) Software Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.64%) REST
2 9 (23.08%) XML
3 8 (20.51%) CSS
3 8 (20.51%) jQuery
3 8 (20.51%) Kafka
3 8 (20.51%) RabbitMQ
3 8 (20.51%) XSLT
4 5 (12.82%) SOAP
4 5 (12.82%) Spring
5 4 (10.26%) Akka
5 4 (10.26%) JMS
5 4 (10.26%) OAuth
5 4 (10.26%) OAuth2
5 4 (10.26%) OpenID
5 4 (10.26%) Spring Integration
6 3 (7.69%) Web Services
7 2 (5.13%) .NET
7 2 (5.13%) Apache Camel
7 2 (5.13%) JSON
7 2 (5.13%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (17.95%) Management Information System
3 5 (12.82%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.56%) AS400
5 1 (2.56%) Credit Risk
5 1 (2.56%) Derivative
5 1 (2.56%) Fintech
5 1 (2.56%) iSeries
5 1 (2.56%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (35.90%) Windows
2 8 (20.51%) Windows Server
2 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (15.38%) Linux
4 1 (2.56%) Android
4 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (94.87%) Computer Science
2 16 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (41.03%) Software Engineering
3 13 (33.33%) Workflow
4 10 (25.64%) Business Analysis
4 10 (25.64%) Data Analysis
5 9 (23.08%) Migration
6 8 (20.51%) High Availability
7 7 (17.95%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (17.95%) Process Improvement
7 7 (17.95%) Records Management
7 7 (17.95%) Scrum
7 7 (17.95%) Test Automation
8 6 (15.38%) Benchmarking
9 5 (12.82%) Analytics
9 5 (12.82%) Data Protection
9 5 (12.82%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (12.82%) SDLC
9 5 (12.82%) Service Management
10 4 (10.26%) MapReduce
Programming Languages
1 13 (33.33%) Java
2 12 (30.77%) SQL
3 9 (23.08%) JavaScript
4 8 (20.51%) PowerShell
5 6 (15.38%) C#
5 6 (15.38%) Python
6 5 (12.82%) Java 8
7 4 (10.26%) Perl
7 4 (10.26%) Scala
8 1 (2.56%) Apple Swift
8 1 (2.56%) C++
8 1 (2.56%) Objective-C
8 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 39 (100.00%) Degree
2 7 (17.95%) MCSE
2 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (15.38%) Master's Degree
3 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
4 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.56%) CEH
5 1 (2.56%) CISA
5 1 (2.56%) CISM
5 1 (2.56%) CISSP
5 1 (2.56%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.56%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) SLA
2 3 (7.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) Puppet
2 4 (10.26%) Ansible
2 4 (10.26%) Nagios
2 4 (10.26%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.95%) Nintex
3 6 (15.38%) IBM
3 6 (15.38%) Oracle
4 2 (5.13%) DevExpress
5 1 (2.56%) Apple
5 1 (2.56%) Google
5 1 (2.56%) Teradata