Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 109 87 74
Rank change year-on-year -22 -13 +59
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 93 104 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.73% 2.14% 2.83%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.83% 7.20% 7.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 53 94
Scotland median daily rate £411 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +13.64% -5.71%
10th Percentile £219 £207 £265
90th Percentile £538 £550 £440
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 4
Scotland median hourly rate £28.50 £31.85 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.52% -24.17% +216.98%
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £34.08 £35.00
% change year-on-year +32.04% -2.63% +21.99%

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 1,595 1,445 1,775
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 29.75% 29.77% 36.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 791 744 1,031
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% -
10th Percentile £220 £220 £230
90th Percentile £538 £525 £488
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 66 63
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.08% -36.00% +102.70%
10th Percentile £10.83 £11.25 £11.07
90th Percentile £52.63 £43.75 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £21.18 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +3.32% +2.50% +7.99%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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
Glasgow +7 47 £431 +15.00% 16
Renfrewshire -8 20 £420 +25.37%
Edinburgh -43 18 £356 -5.00% 31
Dundee - 4 £225 - 3
Aberdeen -1 1 - - 2
West Lothian - 1 - - 6
Highlands - 1 - -
Computer Science
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 79 (84.95%) Degree
2 51 (54.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 36 (38.71%) Java
4 29 (31.18%) Microsoft
5 28 (30.11%) Windows
5 28 (30.11%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (30.11%) Analytics
6 27 (29.03%) Windows Server
7 25 (26.88%) PowerShell
8 23 (24.73%) Microsoft Certification
8 23 (24.73%) Office 365
9 22 (23.66%) SQL
9 22 (23.66%) MCSE
9 22 (23.66%) Software Engineering
10 21 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 21 (22.58%) Windows Server 2003
10 21 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
11 20 (21.51%) Windows Server 2012
11 20 (21.51%) Enterprise Software
12 19 (20.43%) Problem-Solving
12 19 (20.43%) SharePoint
12 19 (20.43%) JavaScript
12 19 (20.43%) Scala
13 18 (19.35%) Security Cleared
14 17 (18.28%) Active Directory
14 17 (18.28%) Games
14 17 (18.28%) Java 8
15 16 (17.20%) Migration
15 16 (17.20%) C#
16 15 (16.13%) Scrum

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 19 (20.43%) SharePoint
2 13 (13.98%) Exchange Server 2010
2 13 (13.98%) MS Exchange
3 12 (12.90%) Apache Spark
4 10 (10.75%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (10.75%) IIS
4 10 (10.75%) Office Communications Server
4 10 (10.75%) SharePoint 2010
4 10 (10.75%) SharePoint 2013
4 10 (10.75%) SharePoint Server
4 10 (10.75%) Skype for Business
5 6 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (6.45%) OpenStack
6 5 (5.38%) Apache
7 3 (3.23%) Tomcat
8 2 (2.15%) SAS
9 1 (1.08%) JBoss
Applications
1 10 (10.75%) InfoPath
2 4 (4.30%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (3.23%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (3.23%) Photoshop
4 2 (2.15%) Chatbot
4 2 (2.15%) InVision
5 1 (1.08%) 3ds Max
5 1 (1.08%) Maya
5 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 23 (24.73%) Office 365
2 7 (7.53%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.38%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (4.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (4.30%) SaaS
5 2 (2.15%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (2.15%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (2.15%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.08%) Firebase
6 1 (1.08%) GitHub
6 1 (1.08%) Google Analytics
6 1 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.08%) Heroku
6 1 (1.08%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.75%) Skype
2 7 (7.53%) DHCP
2 7 (7.53%) DNS
3 4 (4.30%) Unified Communications
4 2 (2.15%) AMQP
4 2 (2.15%) Firewall
5 1 (1.08%) 3G
5 1 (1.08%) HTTP
5 1 (1.08%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.08%) LAN
5 1 (1.08%) SSL
5 1 (1.08%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.08%) WAN
5 1 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.98%) Hadoop
1 13 (13.98%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.75%) Impala
3 9 (9.68%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.30%) DB2
4 4 (4.30%) Oracle Database
4 4 (4.30%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.23%) Big Data
5 3 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.15%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.15%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.15%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (2.15%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.08%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.08%) MS Access
7 1 (1.08%) Power BI
7 1 (1.08%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 9 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
1 9 (9.68%) Visual Studio
2 7 (7.53%) Git (software)
3 6 (6.45%) JIRA
4 2 (2.15%) MSI
5 1 (1.08%) Artifactory
5 1 (1.08%) Axure RP
5 1 (1.08%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (1.08%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.08%) CppUnit
5 1 (1.08%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (1.08%) Grunt
5 1 (1.08%) gulp
5 1 (1.08%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.08%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.08%) JUnit
5 1 (1.08%) Ranorex
5 1 (1.08%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.08%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.08%) Xcode
General
1 17 (18.28%) Games
2 14 (15.05%) Finance
3 3 (3.23%) Banking
4 2 (2.15%) Advertising
4 2 (2.15%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.15%) Marketing
5 1 (1.08%) Law
5 1 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 29 (31.18%) Developer
2 12 (12.90%) Software Engineer
3 9 (9.68%) Scala Software Engineer
4 8 (8.60%) Designer
4 8 (8.60%) Java Developer
5 5 (5.38%) Solutions Designer
6 4 (4.30%) Administrator
6 4 (4.30%) Architect
6 4 (4.30%) Consultant
6 4 (4.30%) Data Scientist
6 4 (4.30%) iOS Developer
7 3 (3.23%) Analyst
7 3 (3.23%) Messaging Engineer
7 3 (3.23%) Python Developer
7 3 (3.23%) Senior Data Scientist
7 3 (3.23%) SharePoint Consultant
7 3 (3.23%) Solaris Administrator
7 3 (3.23%) Solaris Systems Administrator
7 3 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (2.15%) SharePoint Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (16.13%) Spring
2 14 (15.05%) CSS
3 13 (13.98%) XML
4 12 (12.90%) .NET
5 11 (11.83%) Kafka
6 10 (10.75%) Akka
6 10 (10.75%) AngularJS
6 10 (10.75%) jQuery
6 10 (10.75%) JSON
6 10 (10.75%) XSLT
7 8 (8.60%) REST
7 8 (8.60%) RESTful
8 7 (7.53%) Hibernate
8 7 (7.53%) JPA
9 6 (6.45%) OAuth
10 5 (5.38%) Django
10 5 (5.38%) HTML
10 5 (5.38%) OAuth2
10 5 (5.38%) OpenID
11 4 (4.30%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 21 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (21.51%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (5.38%) Algorithms
3 5 (5.38%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.30%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (4.30%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.23%) Public Cloud
5 3 (3.23%) User Experience
6 2 (2.15%) Credit Risk
6 2 (2.15%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.15%) Derivative
6 2 (2.15%) Graphic Design
7 1 (1.08%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.08%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.08%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (30.11%) Windows
2 27 (29.03%) Windows Server
3 21 (22.58%) Windows Server 2003
3 21 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (21.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (6.45%) Android
5 6 (6.45%) Apple iOS
6 5 (5.38%) Linux
7 4 (4.30%) Solaris
7 4 (4.30%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.15%) Unix
8 2 (2.15%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.08%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (30.11%) Agile Software Development
1 28 (30.11%) Analytics
2 22 (23.66%) Software Engineering
3 19 (20.43%) Problem-Solving
4 16 (17.20%) Migration
5 15 (16.13%) Scrum
6 12 (12.90%) High Availability
6 12 (12.90%) Mathematics
7 10 (10.75%) MapReduce
7 10 (10.75%) Workflow
8 9 (9.68%) Records Management
8 9 (9.68%) Test Automation
9 8 (8.60%) Capacity Planning
9 8 (8.60%) ITIL
9 8 (8.60%) Kanban
9 8 (8.60%) Unit Testing
10 7 (7.53%) Collaborative Working
10 7 (7.53%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (7.53%) SDLC
10 7 (7.53%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 36 (38.71%) Java
2 25 (26.88%) PowerShell
3 22 (23.66%) SQL
4 19 (20.43%) JavaScript
4 19 (20.43%) Scala
5 17 (18.28%) Java 8
6 16 (17.20%) C#
7 10 (10.75%) Python
8 5 (5.38%) C++
8 5 (5.38%) R
9 4 (4.30%) Apple Swift
10 3 (3.23%) Objective-C
10 3 (3.23%) PHP
10 3 (3.23%) Shell Script
10 3 (3.23%) VBScript
11 2 (2.15%) Perl
11 2 (2.15%) Ruby
11 2 (2.15%) T-SQL
11 2 (2.15%) VB
12 1 (1.08%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 79 (84.95%) Degree
2 51 (54.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 23 (24.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (23.66%) MCSE
5 18 (19.35%) Security Cleared
6 14 (15.05%) SC Cleared
7 3 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (3.23%) MCSA
7 3 (3.23%) PhD
8 2 (2.15%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (1.08%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.08%) HNC
9 1 (1.08%) Master's Degree
9 1 (1.08%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.38%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.08%) ISO 13485
2 1 (1.08%) JSP 440
System Software
1 17 (18.28%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.30%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (3.23%) XenApp
4 2 (2.15%) OpenAM
4 2 (2.15%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.15%) XenDesktop
4 2 (2.15%) XenServer
5 1 (1.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (3.23%) SCCM
1 3 (3.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (2.15%) Ansible
2 2 (2.15%) Cobbler
2 2 (2.15%) Data Guard
2 2 (2.15%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (2.15%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (2.15%) Puppet
2 2 (2.15%) Terraform
3 1 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.08%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 29 (31.18%) Microsoft
2 13 (13.98%) Oracle
3 9 (9.68%) Nintex
4 6 (6.45%) Citrix
5 4 (4.30%) NetApp
6 3 (3.23%) Adobe
6 3 (3.23%) IBM
6 3 (3.23%) Ivanti
7 2 (2.15%) ForgeRock
7 2 (2.15%) Google
7 2 (2.15%) Nimble Storage
7 2 (2.15%) Open-E
7 2 (2.15%) Software AG
7 2 (2.15%) Splunk
7 2 (2.15%) Synology
7 2 (2.15%) Veritas
7 2 (2.15%) VMware
7 2 (2.15%) webMethods
7 2 (2.15%) Xamarin
8 1 (1.08%) Rackspace