Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 114 118 120
Rank change year-on-year +4 +2 +32
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 87 42 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.66% 1.11% 1.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.79% 7.02% 8.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 21 50
Scotland median daily rate £413 £375 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.46% +12.87%
10th Percentile £220 £299 £307
90th Percentile £450 £500 £430
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 1
Scotland median hourly rate £36.71 £30.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.38% -28.57% +29.23%
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £27.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year +12.73% -1.79% +17.50%

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 889 598 1,186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 16.98% 15.82% 21.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 362 658
Scotland median daily rate £355 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.33% +7.14% +0.73%
10th Percentile £208 £200 £220
90th Percentile £518 £520 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £407
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.36% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 34 52
Scotland median hourly rate £15.00 £33.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.89% -11.33% +36.36%
10th Percentile £12.60 £14.78 £14.28
90th Percentile £63.75 £52.12 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £24.69 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -17.72% -7.69% +44.44%

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 18 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree in Scotland over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 June 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 +5 49 £415 +27.69% 1
Glasgow -21 18 £400 +7.38% 6
Edinburgh -31 9 £435 +2.35% 13
Dundee - 6 £210 - 1
Aberdeen +2 3 - - 1
Fife - 1 - - 2
Computer Science Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 87 (100.00%) Degree
2 84 (96.55%) Computer Science
3 51 (58.62%) Windows
3 51 (58.62%) Microsoft
4 50 (57.47%) Windows Server
5 47 (54.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 44 (50.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 43 (49.43%) SC Cleared
7 43 (49.43%) Security Cleared
8 39 (44.83%) PowerShell
9 34 (39.08%) Office 365
9 34 (39.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 34 (39.08%) Microsoft Certification
10 32 (36.78%) Migration
11 31 (35.63%) SharePoint
12 30 (34.48%) MCSE
12 30 (34.48%) CSS
12 30 (34.48%) High Availability
13 29 (33.33%) SQL Server
14 28 (32.18%) C#
14 28 (32.18%) JavaScript
15 26 (29.89%) XML
16 25 (28.74%) XSLT
16 25 (28.74%) IIS
16 25 (28.74%) .NET
16 25 (28.74%) Active Directory
16 25 (28.74%) SharePoint 2010
16 25 (28.74%) jQuery
16 25 (28.74%) SharePoint Server
16 25 (28.74%) InfoPath

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 31 (35.63%) SharePoint
2 25 (28.74%) IIS
2 25 (28.74%) SharePoint 2010
2 25 (28.74%) SharePoint 2013
2 25 (28.74%) SharePoint Server
3 12 (13.79%) MS Exchange
4 11 (12.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (12.64%) Skype for Business
5 10 (11.49%) OpenStack
6 9 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (10.34%) Office Communications Server
7 6 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.15%) Apache
8 1 (1.15%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 25 (28.74%) InfoPath
2 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.15%) 3ds Max
4 1 (1.15%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.15%) Chatbot
4 1 (1.15%) Maya
4 1 (1.15%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.15%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 34 (39.08%) Office 365
2 6 (6.90%) GitHub
3 2 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.15%) Amazon SageMaker
4 1 (1.15%) Azure Machine Learning
4 1 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 19 (21.84%) DNS
2 17 (19.54%) DHCP
3 9 (10.34%) Skype
4 8 (9.20%) 3G
4 8 (9.20%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (5.75%) WAN
6 4 (4.60%) LAN
6 4 (4.60%) NetScaler
7 3 (3.45%) SAN
7 3 (3.45%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.15%) Firewall
8 1 (1.15%) HTTPS
8 1 (1.15%) Internet
8 1 (1.15%) IPv4
8 1 (1.15%) MPLS
8 1 (1.15%) SMS
8 1 (1.15%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.75%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.60%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.30%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.15%) Big Data
5 1 (1.15%) GIS
5 1 (1.15%) Impala
5 1 (1.15%) MS Access
5 1 (1.15%) MySQL
5 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.15%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 21 (24.14%) Team Foundation Server
1 21 (24.14%) Visual Studio
2 5 (5.75%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.75%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.60%) Cucumber
3 4 (4.60%) GitLab
3 4 (4.60%) Mockito
4 2 (2.30%) MSI
5 1 (1.15%) Axure RP
5 1 (1.15%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (1.15%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (1.15%) Robot Framework
5 1 (1.15%) Selenium
5 1 (1.15%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.15%) Vagrant
General
1 10 (11.49%) Finance
2 1 (1.15%) Banking
2 1 (1.15%) Games
2 1 (1.15%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (19.54%) Design Engineer
1 17 (19.54%) SharePoint Engineer
2 14 (16.09%) Developer
3 6 (6.90%) Applications Developer
3 6 (6.90%) Consultant
3 6 (6.90%) Designer
3 6 (6.90%) Mobile Applications Developer
3 6 (6.90%) Mobile Developer
3 6 (6.90%) Support Engineer
4 5 (5.75%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (5.75%) Solutions Designer
5 4 (4.60%) Architect
5 4 (4.60%) Messaging Engineer
5 4 (4.60%) SharePoint Consultant
6 3 (3.45%) Citrix Engineer
6 3 (3.45%) Infrastructure Designer
6 3 (3.45%) Java Engineer
6 3 (3.45%) Mobility Engineer
6 3 (3.45%) SQL Developer
6 3 (3.45%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (34.48%) CSS
2 26 (29.89%) XML
3 25 (28.74%) .NET
3 25 (28.74%) jQuery
3 25 (28.74%) XSLT
4 5 (5.75%) HTML
4 5 (5.75%) JSON
5 4 (4.60%) JMX
5 4 (4.60%) RESTful
5 4 (4.60%) Spring
5 4 (4.60%) Web Services
6 3 (3.45%) AngularJS
6 3 (3.45%) Apache Cordova
6 3 (3.45%) ASP.NET
6 3 (3.45%) Django
6 3 (3.45%) Ionic Framework
6 3 (3.45%) Middleware
6 3 (3.45%) PhoneGap
6 3 (3.45%) React Native
6 3 (3.45%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 84 (96.55%) Computer Science
2 9 (10.34%) Fat Client
2 9 (10.34%) Thin Client
3 6 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.90%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.60%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.45%) Algorithms
5 3 (3.45%) PKI
6 2 (2.30%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.30%) Credit Risk
6 2 (2.30%) Derivative
6 2 (2.30%) IBM XIV
6 2 (2.30%) Replication
6 2 (2.30%) User Experience
7 1 (1.15%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.15%) Graphic Design
7 1 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.15%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 51 (58.62%) Windows
2 50 (57.47%) Windows Server
3 47 (54.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 44 (50.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 34 (39.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (11.49%) Linux
6 10 (11.49%) Windows 7
7 9 (10.34%) Android
7 9 (10.34%) Apple iOS
8 7 (8.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (8.05%) Windows 10
8 7 (8.05%) Windows 8
9 3 (3.45%) Windows Phone
9 3 (3.45%) Windows Phone 8
10 2 (2.30%) AIX
10 2 (2.30%) Solaris
10 2 (2.30%) SUSE
11 1 (1.15%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (36.78%) Migration
2 30 (34.48%) High Availability
3 23 (26.44%) Workflow
4 21 (24.14%) Records Management
5 13 (14.94%) ITIL
6 10 (11.49%) Software Delivery
7 8 (9.20%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (8.05%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (8.05%) Mathematics
8 7 (8.05%) Matrix Organization
9 6 (6.90%) Incident Management
9 6 (6.90%) iOS Development
9 6 (6.90%) Load Balancing
9 6 (6.90%) Scrum
9 6 (6.90%) Visualisation
10 5 (5.75%) Analytics
10 5 (5.75%) SDLC
10 5 (5.75%) TOGAF
10 5 (5.75%) Validation
11 4 (4.60%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (44.83%) PowerShell
2 28 (32.18%) C#
2 28 (32.18%) JavaScript
3 15 (17.24%) Java
4 12 (13.79%) SQL
5 8 (9.20%) Python
6 5 (5.75%) C++
6 5 (5.75%) Java 8
7 3 (3.45%) Apple Swift
7 3 (3.45%) Objective-C
8 2 (2.30%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.30%) VB
8 2 (2.30%) VBScript
9 1 (1.15%) C
9 1 (1.15%) R
9 1 (1.15%) Scala
Qualifications
1 87 (100.00%) Degree
2 43 (49.43%) SC Cleared
2 43 (49.43%) Security Cleared
3 34 (39.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (34.48%) MCSE
5 10 (11.49%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.30%) HND
6 2 (2.30%) PMI Certification
6 2 (2.30%) PMP
7 1 (1.15%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.15%) ISEB
7 1 (1.15%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.15%) Master's Degree
7 1 (1.15%) OCP
7 1 (1.15%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.49%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.30%) SLA
3 1 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.15%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.15%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.15%) PMBOK
3 1 (1.15%) QA
System Software
1 25 (28.74%) Active Directory
2 14 (16.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (13.79%) XenApp
4 10 (11.49%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (6.90%) XenDesktop
6 5 (5.75%) XenServer
7 4 (4.60%) Hyper-V
8 2 (2.30%) Firmware
8 2 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.15%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (11.49%) SCCM
2 9 (10.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (4.60%) Puppet
4 3 (3.45%) AirWatch
4 3 (3.45%) SAP Afaria
4 3 (3.45%) XenMobile
5 1 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.15%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (1.15%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 51 (58.62%) Microsoft
2 21 (24.14%) Nintex
3 17 (19.54%) Citrix
3 17 (19.54%) VMware
4 13 (14.94%) Ivanti
5 7 (8.05%) ThinPrint
6 4 (4.60%) IBM
7 3 (3.45%) Apple
7 3 (3.45%) HP
7 3 (3.45%) McAfee
7 3 (3.45%) Oracle
7 3 (3.45%) SAP
7 3 (3.45%) Splunk
7 3 (3.45%) Xamarin
8 2 (2.30%) Brocade
8 2 (2.30%) Sun
9 1 (1.15%) Adobe
9 1 (1.15%) Cloudera
9 1 (1.15%) Google
9 1 (1.15%) Rackspace