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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Computer Science (Computing Science)
UK / Scotland
Rank 57 84 93
Rank change year-on-year +27 +9  
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 50 46 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.88% 1.78% 1.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.87% 5.87% 5.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 28 20
Median daily rate £295 £408 £349
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.60% +16.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £310 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £440 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £366 £350
% change year-on-year +1.02% +4.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £52.17 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.42% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -59.30% +43.33%  

Computer Science is in the generic IT skills category. The next 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.

Generic IT Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 564 783 724
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 32.47% 30.24% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 429 383
Median daily rate £358 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +2.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 25
Median hourly rate £47.23 £40.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.07% +116.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £15.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £46.00 £55.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -32.45% +52.00%  

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Computer Science as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +39 33 £213 -51.42% 20
Glasgow +3 9 £350 +0.71% 6
Renfrewshire -4 3 £325 -18.75%
Dundee - 3 - -
Aberdeen 0 1 £450 -
West Lothian - 1 - -
Computer Science
UK

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 72 (94.74%) Degree
2 39 (51.32%) Java
3 30 (39.47%) Linux
4 27 (35.53%) Finance
5 26 (34.21%) Management Information System
6 20 (26.32%) Software Engineering
7 17 (22.37%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (18.42%) Microsoft
8 14 (18.42%) Security Cleared
9 13 (17.11%) Spring
9 13 (17.11%) Web Services
9 13 (17.11%) Relational Database
10 12 (15.79%) Windows
10 12 (15.79%) Oracle
11 11 (14.47%) SQL
11 11 (14.47%) Scrum
11 11 (14.47%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (13.16%) Project Management
12 10 (13.16%) CSS
12 10 (13.16%) SC Cleared
13 9 (11.84%) Mathematics
13 9 (11.84%) ITIL
13 9 (11.84%) OO
14 8 (10.53%) XML Messaging
14 8 (10.53%) Wireless
14 8 (10.53%) XML
14 8 (10.53%) MS Office
14 8 (10.53%) MySQL
14 8 (10.53%) JavaScript
14 8 (10.53%) HTML

Computer Science
Top Related 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 4 (5.26%) JBoss
2 3 (3.95%) Jadu
3 2 (2.63%) Apache
3 2 (2.63%) CMS
3 2 (2.63%) IIS
3 2 (2.63%) SAS
3 2 (2.63%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 8 (10.53%) MS Office
2 7 (9.21%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.32%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.53%) Wireless
2 6 (7.89%) Internet
2 6 (7.89%) LAN
2 6 (7.89%) WAN
3 5 (6.58%) BIG-IP
3 5 (6.58%) Firewall
4 3 (3.95%) DHCP
4 3 (3.95%) DNS
4 3 (3.95%) Intranet
5 2 (2.63%) HTTP
5 2 (2.63%) HTTPS
5 2 (2.63%) IPsec
5 2 (2.63%) NAS
5 2 (2.63%) SAN
5 2 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.32%) BGP
6 1 (1.32%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.32%) MPLS
6 1 (1.32%) OSPF
6 1 (1.32%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.11%) Relational Database
2 8 (10.53%) MySQL
3 6 (7.89%) Oracle Database
3 6 (7.89%) SQL Server
4 5 (6.58%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.32%) DB2
6 1 (1.32%) MarkLogic
6 1 (1.32%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.32%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (7.89%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.58%) Selenium
2 5 (6.58%) Subversion
3 4 (5.26%) Bugzilla
3 4 (5.26%) Jenkins
3 4 (5.26%) SoapUI
3 4 (5.26%) WebDriver
4 2 (2.63%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (2.63%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.32%) JUnit
5 1 (1.32%) SpecFlow
General
1 27 (35.53%) Finance
2 5 (6.58%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.95%) Banking
3 3 (3.95%) Games
4 2 (2.63%) German Language
4 2 (2.63%) Italian Language
4 2 (2.63%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.32%) French Language
5 1 (1.32%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 37 (48.68%) Developer
2 16 (21.05%) Java Developer
3 9 (11.84%) Analyst
4 8 (10.53%) Junior
5 7 (9.21%) Analyst Developer
5 7 (9.21%) Consultant
5 7 (9.21%) Data Analyst
6 6 (7.89%) Junior Developer
6 6 (7.89%) Junior Java Developer
6 6 (7.89%) Network Engineer
6 6 (7.89%) Software Engineer
7 5 (6.58%) Applications Developer
8 4 (5.26%) Principal Consultant
8 4 (5.26%) Test Engineer
8 4 (5.26%) Web Developer
9 3 (3.95%) Developer Analyst
9 3 (3.95%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (3.95%) Mid-Level Java Developer
9 3 (3.95%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.95%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.11%) Spring
1 13 (17.11%) Web Services
2 10 (13.16%) CSS
3 8 (10.53%) HTML
3 8 (10.53%) WSDL
3 8 (10.53%) XML
3 8 (10.53%) XML Messaging
4 4 (5.26%) AngularJS
4 4 (5.26%) J2EE
4 4 (5.26%) JSON
4 4 (5.26%) JSP
4 4 (5.26%) REST
5 3 (3.95%) CSS3
5 3 (3.95%) HTML5
5 3 (3.95%) React
5 3 (3.95%) RESTful
6 1 (1.32%) Apache Commons
6 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.32%) Drools
6 1 (1.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 26 (34.21%) Management Information System
2 11 (14.47%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.89%) Driving Licence
4 5 (6.58%) Algorithms
4 5 (6.58%) Data Structures
5 4 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (5.26%) Fintech
6 3 (3.95%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (3.95%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.63%) Clustering
7 2 (2.63%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.32%) CMDB
8 1 (1.32%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (1.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (39.47%) Linux
2 12 (15.79%) Windows
3 7 (9.21%) Android
3 7 (9.21%) Apple iOS
4 5 (6.58%) Unix
5 2 (2.63%) Solaris
6 1 (1.32%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (26.32%) Software Engineering
2 17 (22.37%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (14.47%) Scrum
4 10 (13.16%) Project Management
5 9 (11.84%) ITIL
5 9 (11.84%) Mathematics
5 9 (11.84%) OO
6 8 (10.53%) Web Development
7 6 (7.89%) Mentoring
7 6 (7.89%) Network Design
7 6 (7.89%) OOD
8 5 (6.58%) SDLC
8 5 (6.58%) Server Building
8 5 (6.58%) Service Management
8 5 (6.58%) SOLID
9 4 (5.26%) Change Management
9 4 (5.26%) Configuration Management
9 4 (5.26%) Incident Management
9 4 (5.26%) ITSM
9 4 (5.26%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 39 (51.32%) Java
2 11 (14.47%) SQL
3 8 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 7 (9.21%) C#
5 6 (7.89%) C++
5 6 (7.89%) Python
6 5 (6.58%) PHP
7 2 (2.63%) C
7 2 (2.63%) Perl
7 2 (2.63%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.32%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.32%) Embedded C++
8 1 (1.32%) Lua
8 1 (1.32%) Ruby
8 1 (1.32%) Scala
8 1 (1.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 72 (94.74%) Degree
2 14 (18.42%) Security Cleared
3 10 (13.16%) SC Cleared
4 6 (7.89%) CCNP
4 6 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (6.58%) CCIE
6 4 (5.26%) CCDP
6 4 (5.26%) CCIP
6 4 (5.26%) CCSA
6 4 (5.26%) CCSE
6 4 (5.26%) HP ASE
6 4 (5.26%) HP MASE
6 4 (5.26%) JNCIA
6 4 (5.26%) JNCIE
7 3 (3.95%) BC Cleared
8 2 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.63%) PMP
9 1 (1.32%) ISEB
9 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.58%) QA
2 2 (2.63%) PMO
3 1 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.32%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 5 (6.58%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.32%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (5.26%) FortiGate
1 4 (5.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (2.63%) Netcool
2 2 (2.63%) SCCM
2 2 (2.63%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.32%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
Vendors
1 14 (18.42%) Microsoft
2 12 (15.79%) Oracle
3 7 (9.21%) Cisco
4 6 (7.89%) HP
5 5 (6.58%) Aruba
5 5 (6.58%) F5
5 5 (6.58%) Riverbed
6 4 (5.26%) CA Agile Central
6 4 (5.26%) CheckPoint
6 4 (5.26%) Fortinet
6 4 (5.26%) Juniper
7 2 (2.63%) Citrix
7 2 (2.63%) Veritas
8 1 (1.32%) BT
8 1 (1.32%) Siemens
8 1 (1.32%) Software AG
8 1 (1.32%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.32%) Sybase
8 1 (1.32%) webMethods
8 1 (1.32%) Xamarin
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