Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 77 124
Rank change year-on-year -15 +47 -23
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 99 116 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.96% 2.67% 1.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.66% 7.77% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 83 40
Scotland median daily rate £363 £330 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.85% -5.04% -7.33%
10th Percentile £206 £263 £160
90th Percentile £539 £440 £438
UK median daily rate £455 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +7.06% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 1
Scotland median hourly rate £37.50 £52.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.88% +197.14% +21.74%
10th Percentile £19.68 £42.00 £16.75
90th Percentile £44.30 £52.00 £18.25
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £28.60
% change year-on-year +11.11% +25.90% -28.51%

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 1487 1493 1903
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 29.46% 34.34% 31.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 774 880 934
Scotland median daily rate £380 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -3.45% +2.11%
10th Percentile £214 £228 £210
90th Percentile £525 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 38 61
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £31.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.20% +48.81% -6.67%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.60 £46.68 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £20.83 £19.50
% change year-on-year +0.82% +6.82% +8.33%

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 22 November 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in Scotland over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 November 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 +29 57 £333 -21.71% 8
Glasgow -3 31 £375 +7.14% 7
Aberdeen - 6 £375 -
Renfrewshire -7 5 £335 +1.52%
Computer Science
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science 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.

1 77 (77.78%) Degree
2 53 (53.54%) Computer Science Degree
3 44 (44.44%) Finance
3 44 (44.44%) Java
4 36 (36.36%) Linux
5 35 (35.35%) Spring
6 29 (29.29%) Software Engineering
7 28 (28.28%) Git (software)
8 27 (27.27%) Cucumber
8 27 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
9 26 (26.26%) Web Services
9 26 (26.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 25 (25.25%) RESTful
10 25 (25.25%) Configuration Management
11 24 (24.24%) JMX
11 24 (24.24%) JSON
11 24 (24.24%) Continuous Integration
11 24 (24.24%) Puppet
11 24 (24.24%) Mockito
11 24 (24.24%) GitHub
11 24 (24.24%) Jenkins
11 24 (24.24%) GitLab
12 22 (22.22%) Oracle
13 20 (20.20%) SOA
14 19 (19.19%) SQL
15 18 (18.18%) Management Information System
15 18 (18.18%) Risk Management
15 18 (18.18%) Scrum
16 17 (17.17%) Mathematics
16 17 (17.17%) JavaScript

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 13 (13.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 12 (12.12%) IIS
3 7 (7.07%) SharePoint
3 7 (7.07%) SharePoint 2010
3 7 (7.07%) SharePoint 2013
3 7 (7.07%) SharePoint Server
4 5 (5.05%) OpenStack
5 3 (3.03%) Apache
5 3 (3.03%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.01%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 15 (15.15%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (1.01%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 24 (24.24%) GitHub
2 7 (7.07%) Office 365
3 1 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.01%) npm
3 1 (1.01%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (15.15%) Firewall
2 10 (10.10%) LAN
2 10 (10.10%) WAN
2 10 (10.10%) Wireless
3 7 (7.07%) VPN
4 5 (5.05%) BGP
4 5 (5.05%) BIG-IP
4 5 (5.05%) MPLS
4 5 (5.05%) TCP/IP
5 4 (4.04%) SAN
5 4 (4.04%) SNMP
5 4 (4.04%) SSH
6 2 (2.02%) VoIP
6 2 (2.02%) VSAN
7 1 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.01%) DHCP
7 1 (1.01%) LDAP
7 1 (1.01%) NAS
7 1 (1.01%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.01%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.10%) Hadoop
1 10 (10.10%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.09%) Data Mining
2 9 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 8 (8.08%) Oracle Database
4 5 (5.05%) DB2
4 5 (5.05%) Oracle Database 12c
4 5 (5.05%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.02%) IBM InfoSphere
5 2 (2.02%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.01%) Big Data
6 1 (1.01%) DataStage
6 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 28 (28.28%) Git (software)
2 27 (27.27%) Cucumber
3 24 (24.24%) GitLab
3 24 (24.24%) Jenkins
3 24 (24.24%) Mockito
4 9 (9.09%) Visual Studio
5 7 (7.07%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (6.06%) JUnit
7 3 (3.03%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (3.03%) Selenium
8 2 (2.02%) Grunt
8 2 (2.02%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (2.02%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.01%) Artifactory
9 1 (1.01%) JMeter
9 1 (1.01%) Log4j
9 1 (1.01%) Maven
9 1 (1.01%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.01%) TeamCity
General
1 44 (44.44%) Finance
2 11 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.03%) Banking
4 2 (2.02%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.01%) Games
5 1 (1.01%) German Language
5 1 (1.01%) Italian Language
5 1 (1.01%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.01%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 37 (37.37%) Developer
2 14 (14.14%) Java Developer
3 11 (11.11%) Consultant
4 9 (9.09%) Analytics Developer
4 9 (9.09%) Java Engineer
4 9 (9.09%) Network Engineer
5 8 (8.08%) Software Engineer
6 6 (6.06%) Junior
6 6 (6.06%) Senior Software Engineer
6 6 (6.06%) Software Consultant
7 5 (5.05%) Java Software Engineer
7 5 (5.05%) Linux Engineer
7 5 (5.05%) Python Developer
7 5 (5.05%) Senior Java Engineer
7 5 (5.05%) Senior Java Software Engineer
7 5 (5.05%) Senior Linux Engineer
8 4 (4.04%) Java Consultant
8 4 (4.04%) Java Scala Developer
8 4 (4.04%) Scala Developer
8 4 (4.04%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (35.35%) Spring
2 26 (26.26%) Web Services
3 25 (25.25%) RESTful
4 24 (24.24%) JMX
4 24 (24.24%) JSON
5 13 (13.13%) CSS
5 13 (13.13%) REST
6 8 (8.08%) .NET
6 8 (8.08%) XML
7 7 (7.07%) jQuery
7 7 (7.07%) XSLT
8 6 (6.06%) HTML
9 5 (5.05%) J2SE
10 3 (3.03%) AngularJS
10 3 (3.03%) CSS3
10 3 (3.03%) HTML5
10 3 (3.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (2.02%) Ext JS
11 2 (2.02%) Hibernate
11 2 (2.02%) WebKit
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 15 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (10.10%) Data Structures
4 7 (7.07%) Data Centre
5 6 (6.06%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (3.03%) Algorithms
6 3 (3.03%) Derivative
6 3 (3.03%) Driving Licence
7 2 (2.02%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (2.02%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (2.02%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (1.01%) Credit Risk
8 1 (1.01%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.01%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.01%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 36 (36.36%) Linux
2 26 (26.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (12.12%) Windows
4 9 (9.09%) Windows Server
5 8 (8.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (7.07%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (7.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (5.05%) Unix
8 2 (2.02%) CentOS
9 1 (1.01%) Solaris
9 1 (1.01%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.01%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (29.29%) Software Engineering
2 27 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (25.25%) Configuration Management
4 24 (24.24%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (20.20%) SOA
6 18 (18.18%) Risk Management
6 18 (18.18%) Scrum
7 17 (17.17%) High Availability
7 17 (17.17%) Mathematics
8 16 (16.16%) Microservices
9 15 (15.15%) Test Automation
10 11 (11.11%) Analytics
10 11 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
10 11 (11.11%) Data Analysis
11 10 (10.10%) Feasibility Study
11 10 (10.10%) ITIL
11 10 (10.10%) Performance Measurement
11 10 (10.10%) Workflow
12 9 (9.09%) Migration
12 9 (9.09%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (44.44%) Java
2 19 (19.19%) SQL
3 17 (17.17%) JavaScript
4 11 (11.11%) C#
5 8 (8.08%) PowerShell
6 7 (7.07%) Python
7 5 (5.05%) Perl
8 4 (4.04%) PL/SQL
8 4 (4.04%) Scala
9 3 (3.03%) C++
10 2 (2.02%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.01%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.01%) PHP
11 1 (1.01%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 77 (77.78%) Degree
2 53 (53.54%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (10.10%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (7.07%) CCNP
5 7 (7.07%) MCSE
6 5 (5.05%) CCNA
6 5 (5.05%) Security Cleared
7 4 (4.04%) CCDP
7 4 (4.04%) CCIE
7 4 (4.04%) CCIP
7 4 (4.04%) CCSA
7 4 (4.04%) CCSE
7 4 (4.04%) HP ASE
7 4 (4.04%) HP MASE
7 4 (4.04%) JNCIA
7 4 (4.04%) JNCIE
7 4 (4.04%) SC Cleared
8 3 (3.03%) CESG Certified Professional
8 3 (3.03%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (15.15%) GDPR
2 13 (13.13%) PCI DSS
3 6 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (3.03%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (2.02%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (2.02%) QA
6 1 (1.01%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (5.05%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.03%) BitLocker
2 3 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.02%) vSphere
4 1 (1.01%) OpenAM
4 1 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 24 (24.24%) Puppet
2 4 (4.04%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.02%) WSUS
4 1 (1.01%) Cacti
4 1 (1.01%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.01%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.01%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (22.22%) Oracle
2 15 (15.15%) Microsoft
3 13 (13.13%) Cisco
4 10 (10.10%) HP
4 10 (10.10%) Splunk
5 7 (7.07%) Cloudera
5 7 (7.07%) F5
5 7 (7.07%) Nintex
6 5 (5.05%) Aruba
6 5 (5.05%) CheckPoint
6 5 (5.05%) Riverbed
7 4 (4.04%) Fortinet
7 4 (4.04%) Juniper
8 3 (3.03%) Red Hat
8 3 (3.03%) VMware
9 2 (2.02%) Avaya
9 2 (2.02%) IBM
9 2 (2.02%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (2.02%) Perforce
9 2 (2.02%) Sybase