Period
to 16 December 2017

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 December 2017 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 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 90 148
Rank change year-on-year -41 +58 -21
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 55 91 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.11% 2.19% 0.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.04% 10.09% 5.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 68 29
Scotland median daily rate £330 £330 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.08% - -5.44%
10th Percentile £224 £270 £263
90th Percentile £555 £440 £432
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -6.67% +300.00%
UK median hourly rate £33.76 £22.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year +53.45% -37.59% -11.88%

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 684 902 1020
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 13.79% 21.76% 16.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 551 548
Scotland median daily rate £361 £340 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -1.45% -0.71%
10th Percentile £209 £238 £213
90th Percentile £500 £469 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 29 24
Scotland median hourly rate £27.75 £34.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.38% +61.90% +15.07%
10th Percentile £11.40 £14.39 £13.30
90th Percentile £45.95 £52.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £25.69 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.75% +2.00% +31.58%

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 December 2017.

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 December 2017. 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
Edinburgh +5 39 £375 -21.05% 6
Glasgow -12 11 £270 -22.86% 11
Renfrewshire -3 5 £335 +1.52%
Computer Science Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Computer Science Degree.

1 55 (100.00%) Degree
2 53 (96.36%) Computer Science
3 25 (45.45%) Linux
4 24 (43.64%) Finance
4 24 (43.64%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (41.82%) Java
6 22 (40.00%) Web Services
6 22 (40.00%) SOA
6 22 (40.00%) Configuration Management
6 22 (40.00%) Spring
6 22 (40.00%) JMX
6 22 (40.00%) JSON
6 22 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (40.00%) Git (software)
6 22 (40.00%) RESTful
6 22 (40.00%) Mockito
6 22 (40.00%) Cucumber
6 22 (40.00%) Puppet
6 22 (40.00%) GitHub
6 22 (40.00%) Jenkins
6 22 (40.00%) GitLab
7 21 (38.18%) Software Engineering
8 20 (36.36%) High Availability
9 19 (34.55%) Scrum
10 17 (30.91%) Oracle
11 16 (29.09%) Risk Management
12 15 (27.27%) Microservices
12 15 (27.27%) Payment Gateway
12 15 (27.27%) GDPR

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 12 (21.82%) IIS
1 12 (21.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 7 (12.73%) SharePoint
2 7 (12.73%) SharePoint 2010
2 7 (12.73%) SharePoint 2013
2 7 (12.73%) SharePoint Server
3 5 (9.09%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 15 (27.27%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (1.82%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 22 (40.00%) GitHub
2 7 (12.73%) Office 365
3 1 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.55%) Firewall
2 7 (12.73%) LAN
2 7 (12.73%) WAN
3 5 (9.09%) MPLS
4 4 (7.27%) BGP
4 4 (7.27%) TCP/IP
4 4 (7.27%) VPN
4 4 (7.27%) Wireless
5 3 (5.45%) SNMP
5 3 (5.45%) SSH
6 1 (1.82%) 802.11
6 1 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.82%) DHCP
6 1 (1.82%) DNS
6 1 (1.82%) EIGRP
6 1 (1.82%) Internet
6 1 (1.82%) IPsec
6 1 (1.82%) OSPF
6 1 (1.82%) SAN
6 1 (1.82%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.55%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.27%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.64%) IBM InfoSphere
3 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (3.64%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (3.64%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.82%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.82%) DataStage
4 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.82%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 22 (40.00%) Cucumber
1 22 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 22 (40.00%) GitLab
1 22 (40.00%) Jenkins
1 22 (40.00%) Mockito
2 7 (12.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (12.73%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.64%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle Forms
General
1 24 (43.64%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.82%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (20.00%) Java Engineer
2 10 (18.18%) Software Engineer
3 8 (14.55%) Senior Software Engineer
4 7 (12.73%) Consultant
4 7 (12.73%) Java Software Engineer
4 7 (12.73%) Network Engineer
4 7 (12.73%) Senior Java Engineer
4 7 (12.73%) Senior Java Software Engineer
5 6 (10.91%) Software Consultant
6 5 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) Java Consultant
7 4 (7.27%) Web Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Architect
8 3 (5.45%) Developer
8 3 (5.45%) Project Manager
8 3 (5.45%) SharePoint Specialist
8 3 (5.45%) Systems Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) Data Architect
9 2 (3.64%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (40.00%) JMX
1 22 (40.00%) JSON
1 22 (40.00%) RESTful
1 22 (40.00%) Spring
1 22 (40.00%) Web Services
2 12 (21.82%) REST
3 7 (12.73%) .NET
3 7 (12.73%) CSS
3 7 (12.73%) jQuery
3 7 (12.73%) XML
3 7 (12.73%) XSLT
4 1 (1.82%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.82%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.82%) Django
4 1 (1.82%) Middleware
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.82%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 53 (96.36%) Computer Science
2 6 (10.91%) Data Centre
3 5 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.45%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (5.45%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.64%) Clustering
5 2 (3.64%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.82%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.82%) Derivative
6 1 (1.82%) Oracle Licensing
6 1 (1.82%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.82%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 25 (45.45%) Linux
2 22 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (18.18%) Windows
4 9 (16.36%) Windows Server
5 7 (12.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (12.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (12.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.82%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (43.64%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 22 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 22 (40.00%) SOA
3 21 (38.18%) Software Engineering
4 20 (36.36%) High Availability
5 19 (34.55%) Scrum
6 16 (29.09%) Risk Management
7 15 (27.27%) Microservices
8 14 (25.45%) Test Automation
9 13 (23.64%) Project Management
10 10 (18.18%) Performance Measurement
11 9 (16.36%) Migration
12 7 (12.73%) Records Management
12 7 (12.73%) Workflow
13 4 (7.27%) Customer Requirements
13 4 (7.27%) ITIL
13 4 (7.27%) Mentoring
14 3 (5.45%) Information Security
14 3 (5.45%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 23 (41.82%) Java
2 7 (12.73%) C#
2 7 (12.73%) JavaScript
2 7 (12.73%) PowerShell
3 6 (10.91%) SQL
4 1 (1.82%) C++
4 1 (1.82%) Python
4 1 (1.82%) Ruby
4 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 55 (100.00%) Degree
2 7 (12.73%) MCSE
2 7 (12.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (10.91%) CCNA
3 6 (10.91%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (9.09%) Security Cleared
5 4 (7.27%) SC Cleared
6 3 (5.45%) CCNP
6 3 (5.45%) CESG Certified Professional
6 3 (5.45%) CISSP
6 3 (5.45%) CLAS
6 3 (5.45%) IISP
7 2 (3.64%) Master's Degree
7 2 (3.64%) PMP
8 1 (1.82%) HP ASE
8 1 (1.82%) IBM Certification
8 1 (1.82%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (27.27%) GDPR
2 13 (23.64%) PCI DSS
3 7 (12.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (7.27%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (5.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (3.64%) QA
7 1 (1.82%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (5.45%) BitLocker
2 2 (3.64%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.82%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (40.00%) Puppet
2 1 (1.82%) Cacti
2 1 (1.82%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.82%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (30.91%) Oracle
2 13 (23.64%) Microsoft
3 7 (12.73%) Cisco
3 7 (12.73%) Nintex
4 4 (7.27%) HP
5 2 (3.64%) IBM
5 2 (3.64%) MicroStrategy
5 2 (3.64%) Netezza
5 2 (3.64%) Talend
6 1 (1.82%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.82%) Citrix
6 1 (1.82%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.82%) Cognos
6 1 (1.82%) F5
6 1 (1.82%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.82%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.82%) Splunk
6 1 (1.82%) Tableau
6 1 (1.82%) VMware