Period
to 19 August 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 6 months to 19 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period over 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 (Computing Science)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 93 81
Rank change year-on-year +1 -12 +57
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 135 86 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.46% 1.97% 2.51%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.13% 6.68% 7.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 44 72
Scotland median daily rate £420 £373 £337
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.75% +10.53% -7.67%
10th Percentile £230 £233 £300
90th Percentile £525 £521 £450
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 16 5
Scotland median hourly rate - £31.93 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -23.99% +140.00%
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £33.44 £36.00
% change year-on-year +27.09% -7.11% +22.68%

Computer Science is in the Generic IT Skills 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 generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,660 1,287 1,883
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 30.30% 29.55% 35.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 893 695 1,041
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £225 £226 £230
90th Percentile £538 £500 £500
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 40 65
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £30.93 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.41% -19.68% +105.33%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.31 £13.06
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.38 £43.90
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.50 £20.59
% change year-on-year +4.88% -0.41% +10.05%

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science in Scotland

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Science in Scotland

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Computer Science in Scotland

Computer Science
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 in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Science in Scotland

Computer Science
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 within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 19 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 +5 53 £415 +23.88%
Glasgow +2 51 £450 +20.00% 15
Edinburgh -43 24 £425 +13.33% 28
Fife - 4 - - 1
Aberdeen -1 1 - -
Computer Science
UK

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science 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.

1 113 (83.70%) Degree
2 91 (67.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 62 (45.93%) Windows
4 60 (44.44%) Windows Server
5 57 (42.22%) Microsoft
6 53 (39.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 50 (37.04%) Security Cleared
7 50 (37.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 47 (34.81%) PowerShell
8 47 (34.81%) SC Cleared
9 42 (31.11%) Microsoft Certification
10 41 (30.37%) JavaScript
10 41 (30.37%) Office 365
11 39 (28.89%) Windows Server 2012
11 39 (28.89%) Java
12 38 (28.15%) CSS
13 37 (27.41%) MCSE
13 37 (27.41%) SharePoint
14 36 (26.67%) Migration
14 36 (26.67%) High Availability
15 34 (25.19%) SQL Server
16 31 (22.96%) XML
16 31 (22.96%) Active Directory
17 30 (22.22%) SQL
18 29 (21.48%) .NET
18 29 (21.48%) XSLT
18 29 (21.48%) IIS
18 29 (21.48%) InfoPath
18 29 (21.48%) jQuery
18 29 (21.48%) SharePoint Server

Computer Science
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 37 (27.41%) SharePoint
2 29 (21.48%) IIS
2 29 (21.48%) SharePoint 2010
2 29 (21.48%) SharePoint 2013
2 29 (21.48%) SharePoint Server
3 16 (11.85%) MS Exchange
4 14 (10.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (9.63%) Apache Spark
6 12 (8.89%) OpenStack
6 12 (8.89%) Skype for Business
7 10 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (7.41%) Office Communications Server
8 6 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (2.96%) Apache
9 4 (2.96%) Umbraco
10 3 (2.22%) Tomcat
11 2 (1.48%) SAS
12 1 (0.74%) Apache Pig
12 1 (0.74%) Drupal
Applications
1 29 (21.48%) InfoPath
2 5 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.22%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (2.22%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.48%) Chatbot
4 2 (1.48%) InVision
5 1 (0.74%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.74%) Maya
5 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 41 (30.37%) Office 365
2 6 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.96%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (2.96%) GitHub
5 2 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.48%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (1.48%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.74%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 22 (16.30%) DNS
2 20 (14.81%) DHCP
3 10 (7.41%) Skype
4 8 (5.93%) 3G
4 8 (5.93%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (2.96%) NetScaler
5 4 (2.96%) Unified Communications
6 3 (2.22%) Firewall
6 3 (2.22%) WAN
7 2 (1.48%) LAN
8 1 (0.74%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.74%) Internet
8 1 (0.74%) IPv4
8 1 (0.74%) MPLS
8 1 (0.74%) SAN
8 1 (0.74%) SMS
8 1 (0.74%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (25.19%) SQL Server
2 17 (12.59%) Relational Database
3 15 (11.11%) Hadoop
4 10 (7.41%) Impala
5 6 (4.44%) Oracle Database
5 6 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (4.44%) RDBMS
6 4 (2.96%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (2.22%) Big Data
8 2 (1.48%) DB2
8 2 (1.48%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.48%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.48%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.48%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.74%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.74%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.74%) MS Access
9 1 (0.74%) MySQL
9 1 (0.74%) QlikView
9 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 27 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 24 (17.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (8.89%) Git (software)
4 5 (3.70%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.22%) Cucumber
5 3 (2.22%) GitLab
5 3 (2.22%) JIRA
5 3 (2.22%) Mockito
5 3 (2.22%) MSI
6 1 (0.74%) Ant
6 1 (0.74%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.74%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (0.74%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.74%) Grunt
6 1 (0.74%) gulp
6 1 (0.74%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.74%) Hudson
6 1 (0.74%) Maven
6 1 (0.74%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.74%) TeamCity
General
1 21 (15.56%) Finance
2 17 (12.59%) Games
3 5 (3.70%) Banking
4 2 (1.48%) Advertising
4 2 (1.48%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.48%) Marketing
5 1 (0.74%) Private Banking
5 1 (0.74%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (21.48%) Developer
2 19 (14.07%) SharePoint Engineer
3 18 (13.33%) Design Engineer
4 10 (7.41%) Software Engineer
5 9 (6.67%) Java Developer
5 9 (6.67%) Scala Software Engineer
6 8 (5.93%) Consultant
6 8 (5.93%) Designer
7 6 (4.44%) Data Scientist
8 5 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (3.70%) Administrator
8 5 (3.70%) Architect
8 5 (3.70%) Messaging Engineer
8 5 (3.70%) Python Developer
8 5 (3.70%) Solutions Designer
8 5 (3.70%) Support Engineer
9 4 (2.96%) Mobility Engineer
9 4 (2.96%) SharePoint Consultant
10 3 (2.22%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
10 3 (2.22%) Senior Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (28.15%) CSS
2 31 (22.96%) XML
3 29 (21.48%) .NET
3 29 (21.48%) jQuery
3 29 (21.48%) XSLT
4 17 (12.59%) Spring
5 12 (8.89%) JSON
6 10 (7.41%) Akka
6 10 (7.41%) AngularJS
6 10 (7.41%) Kafka
6 10 (7.41%) RESTful
7 9 (6.67%) HTML
8 7 (5.19%) Django
8 7 (5.19%) Hibernate
8 7 (5.19%) HTML5
8 7 (5.19%) JPA
9 4 (2.96%) CSS3
9 4 (2.96%) Middleware
9 4 (2.96%) REST
10 3 (2.22%) JMX
Miscellaneous
1 23 (17.04%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (14.81%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (6.67%) Fat Client
3 9 (6.67%) Thin Client
4 8 (5.93%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.96%) Algorithms
5 4 (2.96%) Credit Risk
5 4 (2.96%) Derivative
5 4 (2.96%) PKI
5 4 (2.96%) User Experience
6 2 (1.48%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.48%) Graphic Design
6 2 (1.48%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.74%) AS400
7 1 (0.74%) Blog
7 1 (0.74%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.74%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.74%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.74%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 62 (45.93%) Windows
2 60 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 53 (39.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 50 (37.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 39 (28.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (9.63%) Linux
7 11 (8.15%) Windows 7
8 7 (5.19%) Unix
8 7 (5.19%) Windows 10
8 7 (5.19%) Windows 8
9 5 (3.70%) Android
9 5 (3.70%) Apple iOS
10 4 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (2.96%) Solaris
10 4 (2.96%) Windows Phone
10 4 (2.96%) Windows Phone 8
11 1 (0.74%) HPUX
11 1 (0.74%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (26.67%) High Availability
1 36 (26.67%) Migration
2 29 (21.48%) Analytics
3 27 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (20.00%) Workflow
4 24 (17.78%) Problem-Solving
4 24 (17.78%) Records Management
5 19 (14.07%) Software Engineering
6 13 (9.63%) ITIL
6 13 (9.63%) Scrum
7 11 (8.15%) Software Delivery
8 10 (7.41%) MapReduce
9 9 (6.67%) Mathematics
9 9 (6.67%) Visualisation
10 8 (5.93%) Capacity Planning
10 8 (5.93%) OO
11 7 (5.19%) Incident Management
11 7 (5.19%) Physics
11 7 (5.19%) SDLC
11 7 (5.19%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (34.81%) PowerShell
2 41 (30.37%) JavaScript
3 39 (28.89%) Java
4 30 (22.22%) SQL
5 28 (20.74%) C#
6 20 (14.81%) Java 8
7 19 (14.07%) Scala
8 15 (11.11%) Python
9 8 (5.93%) C++
10 5 (3.70%) R
11 4 (2.96%) VBScript
12 3 (2.22%) Perl
12 3 (2.22%) PHP
12 3 (2.22%) Shell Script
12 3 (2.22%) T-SQL
12 3 (2.22%) VB
13 1 (0.74%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.74%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 113 (83.70%) Degree
2 91 (67.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 50 (37.04%) Security Cleared
4 47 (34.81%) SC Cleared
5 42 (31.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 37 (27.41%) MCSE
7 11 (8.15%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (3.70%) Master's Degree
9 2 (1.48%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (1.48%) MCP
9 2 (1.48%) MCSA
9 2 (1.48%) PhD
10 1 (0.74%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.74%) CCNA
10 1 (0.74%) CCNP
10 1 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.74%) HNC
10 1 (0.74%) MCDBA
10 1 (0.74%) OCP
10 1 (0.74%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.63%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.74%) JSP 440
2 1 (0.74%) PMBOK
2 1 (0.74%) QA
2 1 (0.74%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (22.96%) Active Directory
2 13 (9.63%) XenApp
3 12 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (8.15%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (5.19%) XenDesktop
6 6 (4.44%) XenServer
7 5 (3.70%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.48%) OpenAM
8 2 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 11 (8.15%) SCCM
2 10 (7.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (3.70%) Puppet
4 4 (2.96%) AirWatch
4 4 (2.96%) XenMobile
5 3 (2.22%) Data Guard
5 3 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.22%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (2.22%) SAP Afaria
6 2 (1.48%) Ansible
6 2 (1.48%) Cobbler
6 2 (1.48%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (1.48%) Terraform
7 1 (0.74%) Ambari
7 1 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.74%) OpenView
7 1 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 57 (42.22%) Microsoft
2 24 (17.78%) Nintex
3 21 (15.56%) Citrix
4 15 (11.11%) Oracle
4 15 (11.11%) VMware
5 14 (10.37%) Ivanti
6 7 (5.19%) ThinPrint
7 4 (2.96%) Apple
7 4 (2.96%) HP
7 4 (2.96%) McAfee
7 4 (2.96%) NetApp
7 4 (2.96%) SAP
8 3 (2.22%) Adobe
8 3 (2.22%) Splunk
9 2 (1.48%) Nimble Storage
9 2 (1.48%) Open-E
9 2 (1.48%) Sun
9 2 (1.48%) Synology
9 2 (1.48%) Veritas
9 2 (1.48%) webMethods