Period
to 19 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 63 112
Rank change year-on-year -30 +49 -16
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 93 115 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.91% 3.14% 1.57%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.31% 9.20% 4.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 78 51
Scotland median daily rate £363 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.85% -5.71% -6.67%
10th Percentile £205 £206 £213
90th Percentile £575 £440 £438
UK median daily rate £496 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +10.22% +5.88% +2.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 1
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £52.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.69% +15.56% -
10th Percentile £17.17 £52.00 £42.50
90th Percentile £57.00 £52.17 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +12.00% - +30.71%

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 1,473 1,250 1,762
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 30.18% 34.09% 31.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 802 722 886
Scotland median daily rate £390 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.43% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £208 £198 £188
90th Percentile £538 £513 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 33 38
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £32.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.84% +34.74% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.58 £11.32 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.50 £52.00 £47.15
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.56
% change year-on-year +12.50% -2.74% +17.50%

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 February 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

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

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 19 February 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
Edinburgh -15 51 £375 +66.67% 15
Glasgow +3 24 £375 +7.14% 27
Dundee +1 13 £210 - 2
Aberdeen +7 2 - - 1
Fife +4 2 - - 4
Computer Science
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 71 (76.34%) Degree
2 53 (56.99%) Java
2 53 (56.99%) Computer Science Degree
3 36 (38.71%) Linux
3 36 (38.71%) Finance
4 33 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 31 (33.33%) Git (software)
6 30 (32.26%) Cucumber
6 30 (32.26%) Spring
7 29 (31.18%) Configuration Management
7 29 (31.18%) Web Services
8 28 (30.11%) RESTful
8 28 (30.11%) GitHub
9 27 (29.03%) Jenkins
9 27 (29.03%) GitLab
9 27 (29.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 27 (29.03%) Mockito
9 27 (29.03%) Puppet
9 27 (29.03%) JSON
9 27 (29.03%) JMX
10 26 (27.96%) Software Engineering
11 25 (26.88%) SOA
12 23 (24.73%) Risk Management
13 22 (23.66%) Scrum
14 19 (20.43%) Oracle
14 19 (20.43%) Test Automation
15 17 (18.28%) SQL
15 17 (18.28%) Python
16 16 (17.20%) C#

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 14 (15.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (5.38%) IIS
3 4 (4.30%) Apache
4 3 (3.23%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.08%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.08%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.08%) SAS
5 1 (1.08%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (4.30%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 15 (16.13%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 28 (30.11%) GitHub
2 2 (2.15%) SaaS
3 1 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.08%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.45%) Firewall
2 2 (2.15%) LAN
2 2 (2.15%) MPLS
2 2 (2.15%) SAN
2 2 (2.15%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.15%) VoIP
2 2 (2.15%) WAN
3 1 (1.08%) BGP
3 1 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.08%) DHCP
3 1 (1.08%) DNS
3 1 (1.08%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.08%) NAS
3 1 (1.08%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (1.08%) SNMP
3 1 (1.08%) SSH
3 1 (1.08%) SSL
3 1 (1.08%) VPN
3 1 (1.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.60%) Relational Database
2 5 (5.38%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (5.38%) RDBMS
2 5 (5.38%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.30%) Hadoop
4 3 (3.23%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.15%) Big Data
5 2 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.08%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.08%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.08%) DB2
6 1 (1.08%) GIS
6 1 (1.08%) HBase
6 1 (1.08%) Impala
Development Applications
1 31 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 30 (32.26%) Cucumber
3 27 (29.03%) GitLab
3 27 (29.03%) Jenkins
3 27 (29.03%) Mockito
4 4 (4.30%) Selenium
5 2 (2.15%) JUnit
5 2 (2.15%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.15%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.08%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.08%) JMeter
6 1 (1.08%) Log4j
6 1 (1.08%) Maven
6 1 (1.08%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (1.08%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.08%) Robot Framework
6 1 (1.08%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.08%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.08%) Vagrant
General
1 36 (38.71%) Finance
2 5 (5.38%) Games
3 4 (4.30%) Banking
4 3 (3.23%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.15%) Local Government
5 2 (2.15%) Retail
6 1 (1.08%) Advertising
6 1 (1.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (36.56%) Developer
2 12 (12.90%) Java Engineer
3 11 (11.83%) Mobile Developer
3 11 (11.83%) Software Engineer
4 10 (10.75%) Applications Developer
5 9 (9.68%) Consultant
5 9 (9.68%) Java Developer
5 9 (9.68%) Senior Software Engineer
6 8 (8.60%) Java Software Engineer
6 8 (8.60%) Junior
6 8 (8.60%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 8 (8.60%) Senior Java Engineer
6 8 (8.60%) Senior Java Software Engineer
7 7 (7.53%) Architect
8 6 (6.45%) Python Developer
8 6 (6.45%) Software Consultant
9 5 (5.38%) Junior Developer
9 5 (5.38%) Linux Engineer
9 5 (5.38%) Security Architect
9 5 (5.38%) Senior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (32.26%) Spring
2 29 (31.18%) Web Services
3 28 (30.11%) RESTful
4 27 (29.03%) JMX
4 27 (29.03%) JSON
5 13 (13.98%) REST
6 6 (6.45%) HTML
6 6 (6.45%) React Native
7 4 (4.30%) CSS
7 4 (4.30%) WebGL
8 3 (3.23%) .NET
8 3 (3.23%) Apache Cordova
8 3 (3.23%) Ionic Framework
8 3 (3.23%) PhoneGap
8 3 (3.23%) React
9 2 (2.15%) ASP.NET
9 2 (2.15%) Django
9 2 (2.15%) Hibernate
9 2 (2.15%) Ruby on Rails
9 2 (2.15%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.90%) Management Information System
2 9 (9.68%) Algorithms
2 9 (9.68%) Mobile App
3 7 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.38%) Data Structures
5 4 (4.30%) Derivative
6 3 (3.23%) Data Centre
6 3 (3.23%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (2.15%) Clustering
7 2 (2.15%) Credit Risk
8 1 (1.08%) CESG
8 1 (1.08%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (1.08%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (1.08%) Market Risk
8 1 (1.08%) Oracle Licensing
8 1 (1.08%) OTC Derivatives
8 1 (1.08%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.08%) Replication
8 1 (1.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 36 (38.71%) Linux
2 27 (29.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (15.05%) Android
4 12 (12.90%) Apple iOS
5 6 (6.45%) Unix
6 5 (5.38%) Windows
7 2 (2.15%) Windows Server
8 1 (1.08%) Solaris
8 1 (1.08%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 29 (31.18%) Configuration Management
4 26 (27.96%) Software Engineering
5 25 (26.88%) SOA
6 23 (24.73%) Risk Management
7 22 (23.66%) Scrum
8 19 (20.43%) Test Automation
9 16 (17.20%) Microservices
10 15 (16.13%) High Availability
10 15 (16.13%) Mathematics
11 10 (10.75%) OO
11 10 (10.75%) OOD
12 9 (9.68%) Project Management
13 8 (8.60%) Information Security
13 8 (8.60%) Performance Measurement
14 7 (7.53%) TDD
15 6 (6.45%) Mentoring
15 6 (6.45%) SDLC
15 6 (6.45%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 53 (56.99%) Java
2 17 (18.28%) Python
2 17 (18.28%) SQL
3 16 (17.20%) C#
4 10 (10.75%) C++
5 8 (8.60%) JavaScript
6 6 (6.45%) Apple Swift
6 6 (6.45%) Objective-C
7 4 (4.30%) Perl
8 3 (3.23%) Ruby
9 1 (1.08%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.08%) C
9 1 (1.08%) Lua
9 1 (1.08%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.08%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.08%) R
9 1 (1.08%) Scala
9 1 (1.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 71 (76.34%) Degree
2 53 (56.99%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (8.60%) CISSP
4 5 (5.38%) CLAS
5 3 (3.23%) CESG Certified Professional
5 3 (3.23%) IISP
5 3 (3.23%) Master's Degree
5 3 (3.23%) PMP
6 2 (2.15%) CCNA
6 2 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.15%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (2.15%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.08%) CCNP
7 1 (1.08%) CHECK Team Leader
7 1 (1.08%) CHECK Team Member
7 1 (1.08%) CREST Certified
7 1 (1.08%) GPEN
7 1 (1.08%) HND
7 1 (1.08%) OSCP
7 1 (1.08%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (16.13%) GDPR
2 14 (15.05%) PCI DSS
3 7 (7.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (3.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (2.15%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (2.15%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.23%) BitLocker
2 2 (2.15%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.15%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.08%) Apache Flume
3 1 (1.08%) OpenAM
3 1 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 27 (29.03%) Puppet
2 6 (6.45%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.08%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.08%) SCCM
3 1 (1.08%) Terraform
Vendors
1 19 (20.43%) Oracle
2 9 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.45%) Xamarin
4 3 (3.23%) Cisco
4 3 (3.23%) Splunk
5 2 (2.15%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.08%) FireEye
6 1 (1.08%) ForgeRock
6 1 (1.08%) Hortonworks
6 1 (1.08%) MapR
6 1 (1.08%) Nimble Storage
6 1 (1.08%) Open-E
6 1 (1.08%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.08%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.08%) Software AG
6 1 (1.08%) Sybase
6 1 (1.08%) Synology
6 1 (1.08%) Veritas
6 1 (1.08%) VMware
6 1 (1.08%) webMethods