Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 121 127 108
Rank change year-on-year +6 -19 +56
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 93 43 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.68% 1.00% 1.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.28% 6.45% 8.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 24 55
Scotland median daily rate £418 £373 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.08% +12.88% -10.20%
10th Percentile £226 £271 £307
90th Percentile £484 £493 £438
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 3
Scotland median hourly rate - £30.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -28.57% +29.23%
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £30.93 £28.00
% change year-on-year -2.99% +10.45% +1.23%

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 905 667 1,209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 16.37% 15.45% 22.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 548 377 711
Scotland median daily rate £363 £380 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.61% +11.76% -
10th Percentile £217 £210 £220
90th Percentile £525 £533 £469
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 44 58
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £32.00 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.63% -15.23% +37.57%
10th Percentile £12.75 £13.74 £12.91
90th Percentile £56.75 £48.29 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £22.75 £29.75 £27.80
% change year-on-year -23.53% +7.01% +17.05%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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
Renfrewshire +4 52 £415 +23.88%
Glasgow -4 29 £450 +55.17% 5
Edinburgh -35 8 £435 +14.47% 21
Aberdeen 0 2 - -
Computer Science Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 93 (100.00%) Degree
2 91 (97.85%) Computer Science
3 57 (61.29%) Windows
4 56 (60.22%) Windows Server
5 54 (58.06%) Microsoft
6 52 (55.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 49 (52.69%) Security Cleared
7 49 (52.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 46 (49.46%) SC Cleared
9 45 (48.39%) PowerShell
10 39 (41.94%) Office 365
10 39 (41.94%) Windows Server 2012
11 38 (40.86%) Microsoft Certification
12 36 (38.71%) Migration
13 35 (37.63%) SharePoint
14 34 (36.56%) MCSE
15 33 (35.48%) High Availability
16 32 (34.41%) CSS
16 32 (34.41%) JavaScript
17 31 (33.33%) SQL Server
18 30 (32.26%) XML
19 29 (31.18%) XSLT
19 29 (31.18%) IIS
19 29 (31.18%) SharePoint 2010
19 29 (31.18%) SharePoint 2013
19 29 (31.18%) jQuery
19 29 (31.18%) SharePoint Server
19 29 (31.18%) InfoPath
20 27 (29.03%) C#
20 27 (29.03%) Active Directory

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 35 (37.63%) SharePoint
2 29 (31.18%) IIS
2 29 (31.18%) SharePoint 2010
2 29 (31.18%) SharePoint 2013
2 29 (31.18%) SharePoint Server
3 13 (13.98%) MS Exchange
4 12 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (12.90%) OpenStack
4 12 (12.90%) Skype for Business
5 10 (10.75%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (10.75%) Office Communications Server
6 9 (9.68%) Apache Spark
7 6 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.08%) Apache
Applications
1 29 (31.18%) InfoPath
2 5 (5.38%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.08%) 3ds Max
3 1 (1.08%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.08%) Chatbot
3 1 (1.08%) Maya
3 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.08%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.08%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 39 (41.94%) Office 365
2 4 (4.30%) GitHub
3 2 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.08%) Amazon SageMaker
4 1 (1.08%) Azure Machine Learning
4 1 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 21 (22.58%) DNS
2 19 (20.43%) DHCP
3 10 (10.75%) Skype
4 8 (8.60%) 3G
4 8 (8.60%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (4.30%) NetScaler
5 4 (4.30%) Unified Communications
6 3 (3.23%) WAN
7 2 (2.15%) LAN
8 1 (1.08%) Firewall
8 1 (1.08%) HTTPS
8 1 (1.08%) Internet
8 1 (1.08%) IPv4
8 1 (1.08%) MPLS
8 1 (1.08%) SAN
8 1 (1.08%) SMS
8 1 (1.08%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.75%) Hadoop
3 9 (9.68%) Impala
4 7 (7.53%) Relational Database
5 4 (4.30%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.08%) Big Data
6 1 (1.08%) DB2
6 1 (1.08%) MS Access
6 1 (1.08%) MySQL
6 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.08%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (25.81%) Team Foundation Server
1 24 (25.81%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.30%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.30%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.23%) Cucumber
3 3 (3.23%) GitLab
3 3 (3.23%) Mockito
3 3 (3.23%) MSI
4 1 (1.08%) Axure RP
4 1 (1.08%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (1.08%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (1.08%) Grunt
4 1 (1.08%) gulp
4 1 (1.08%) PowerBuilder
4 1 (1.08%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (10.75%) Finance
2 9 (9.68%) Games
3 1 (1.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (20.43%) SharePoint Engineer
2 18 (19.35%) Design Engineer
3 13 (13.98%) Developer
4 8 (8.60%) Scala Software Engineer
4 8 (8.60%) Software Engineer
5 6 (6.45%) Consultant
5 6 (6.45%) Designer
6 5 (5.38%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (5.38%) Architect
6 5 (5.38%) Messaging Engineer
6 5 (5.38%) Python Developer
6 5 (5.38%) Solutions Designer
6 5 (5.38%) Support Engineer
7 4 (4.30%) SharePoint Consultant
8 3 (3.23%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 3 (3.23%) Citrix Engineer
8 3 (3.23%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
8 3 (3.23%) Infrastructure Designer
8 3 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.23%) SharePoint Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (34.41%) CSS
2 30 (32.26%) XML
3 29 (31.18%) jQuery
3 29 (31.18%) XSLT
4 26 (27.96%) .NET
5 9 (9.68%) Akka
5 9 (9.68%) Kafka
6 6 (6.45%) AngularJS
7 5 (5.38%) Django
8 4 (4.30%) JSON
9 3 (3.23%) HTML
9 3 (3.23%) JMX
9 3 (3.23%) Middleware
9 3 (3.23%) Node.js
9 3 (3.23%) REST
9 3 (3.23%) RESTful
9 3 (3.23%) Spring
9 3 (3.23%) Web Services
10 2 (2.15%) ASP.NET
11 1 (1.08%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 91 (97.85%) Computer Science
2 9 (9.68%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (9.68%) Fat Client
2 9 (9.68%) Thin Client
3 8 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.30%) Credit Risk
4 4 (4.30%) Derivative
5 3 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.23%) PKI
6 2 (2.15%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.15%) User Experience
7 1 (1.08%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.08%) Graphic Design
7 1 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 57 (61.29%) Windows
2 56 (60.22%) Windows Server
3 52 (55.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 49 (52.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 39 (41.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (11.83%) Windows 7
7 7 (7.53%) Windows 10
7 7 (7.53%) Windows 8
8 6 (6.45%) Linux
9 4 (4.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (3.23%) Android
10 3 (3.23%) Apple iOS
10 3 (3.23%) Windows Phone
10 3 (3.23%) Windows Phone 8
11 1 (1.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (38.71%) Migration
2 33 (35.48%) High Availability
3 27 (29.03%) Workflow
4 24 (25.81%) Records Management
5 13 (13.98%) Analytics
6 12 (12.90%) ITIL
7 11 (11.83%) Software Delivery
8 10 (10.75%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (10.75%) Software Engineering
9 9 (9.68%) MapReduce
10 7 (7.53%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (7.53%) Incident Management
10 7 (7.53%) Matrix Organization
11 6 (6.45%) Load Balancing
11 6 (6.45%) Scrum
11 6 (6.45%) Visualisation
12 5 (5.38%) OO
12 5 (5.38%) Physics
12 5 (5.38%) Trend Analysis
12 5 (5.38%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 45 (48.39%) PowerShell
2 32 (34.41%) JavaScript
3 27 (29.03%) C#
4 20 (21.51%) Java
5 16 (17.20%) SQL
6 12 (12.90%) Java 8
7 9 (9.68%) Scala
8 7 (7.53%) Python
9 5 (5.38%) C++
10 3 (3.23%) T-SQL
10 3 (3.23%) VB
10 3 (3.23%) VBScript
11 1 (1.08%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.08%) R
Qualifications
1 93 (100.00%) Degree
2 49 (52.69%) Security Cleared
3 46 (49.46%) SC Cleared
4 38 (40.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 34 (36.56%) MCSE
6 10 (10.75%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.08%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.08%) Master's Degree
7 1 (1.08%) OCP
7 1 (1.08%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (1.08%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.08%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.75%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.08%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.08%) PMBOK
2 1 (1.08%) QA
System Software
1 27 (29.03%) Active Directory
2 13 (13.98%) XenApp
3 12 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (11.83%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (7.53%) XenDesktop
6 6 (6.45%) XenServer
7 5 (5.38%) Hyper-V
8 2 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.08%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 11 (11.83%) SCCM
2 10 (10.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (3.23%) AirWatch
3 3 (3.23%) Puppet
3 3 (3.23%) SAP Afaria
3 3 (3.23%) XenMobile
4 1 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.08%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 54 (58.06%) Microsoft
2 24 (25.81%) Nintex
3 18 (19.35%) Citrix
4 15 (16.13%) VMware
5 14 (15.05%) Ivanti
6 8 (8.60%) Oracle
7 7 (7.53%) ThinPrint
8 3 (3.23%) Apple
8 3 (3.23%) HP
8 3 (3.23%) IBM
8 3 (3.23%) McAfee
8 3 (3.23%) SAP
9 2 (2.15%) Splunk
9 2 (2.15%) Sun
10 1 (1.08%) Adobe
10 1 (1.08%) Cloudera
10 1 (1.08%) Curam
10 1 (1.08%) Google
10 1 (1.08%) Rackspace