Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 86 85
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +30
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 133 77 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.58% 2.15% 2.51%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.43% 6.70% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 42 65
Scotland median daily rate £390 £350 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.43% -13.58% +10.58%
10th Percentile £213 £191 £306
90th Percentile £489 £473 £456
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £405
% change year-on-year +5.56% +11.11% -2.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 4
Scotland median hourly rate £36.71 £37.70 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.61% -11.31% +92.09%
10th Percentile £17.19 £26.25 £38.85
90th Percentile £57.66 £52.17 £46.15
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £32.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year +39.06% -25.58% +49.88%

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 1,578 1,150 1,851
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 30.58% 32.12% 33.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 887 634 975
Scotland median daily rate £399 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.40% - +4.73%
10th Percentile £219 £186 £220
90th Percentile £528 £500 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 29 54
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £31.85 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.05% -19.37% +94.15%
10th Percentile £10.63 £11.32 £13.80
90th Percentile £55.63 £52.17 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £21.90 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +9.50% -4.76% +17.55%

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 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +9 48 £410 +26.15% 1
Glasgow -6 36 £425 +21.43% 11
Edinburgh -48 25 £375 +15.38% 25
Dundee -1 13 £210 -
Fife - 6 - - 1
Aberdeen +4 3 - - 3
Computer Science
UK

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 106 (79.70%) Degree
2 88 (66.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 52 (39.10%) Windows
4 49 (36.84%) Microsoft
4 49 (36.84%) Windows Server
5 47 (35.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 44 (33.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 42 (31.58%) SC Cleared
7 42 (31.58%) Security Cleared
8 38 (28.57%) Java
9 37 (27.82%) PowerShell
10 36 (27.07%) High Availability
10 36 (27.07%) JavaScript
10 36 (27.07%) C#
11 34 (25.56%) CSS
11 34 (25.56%) Microsoft Certification
12 33 (24.81%) SQL Server
12 33 (24.81%) Office 365
12 33 (24.81%) Windows Server 2012
13 31 (23.31%) Migration
14 30 (22.56%) MCSE
14 30 (22.56%) SharePoint
15 27 (20.30%) .NET
15 27 (20.30%) SQL
16 26 (19.55%) XML
17 25 (18.80%) Active Directory
18 24 (18.05%) XSLT
18 24 (18.05%) Visual Studio
18 24 (18.05%) IIS
18 24 (18.05%) Agile Software Development

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 30 (22.56%) SharePoint
2 24 (18.05%) IIS
2 24 (18.05%) SharePoint 2010
2 24 (18.05%) SharePoint 2013
2 24 (18.05%) SharePoint Server
3 13 (9.77%) MS Exchange
4 11 (8.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (8.27%) Skype for Business
5 10 (7.52%) OpenStack
6 9 (6.77%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (6.77%) Office Communications Server
7 6 (4.51%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (4.51%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (3.76%) Apache
9 4 (3.01%) Umbraco
10 3 (2.26%) Apache Spark
10 3 (2.26%) Tomcat
11 2 (1.50%) SAS
12 1 (0.75%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.75%) Drupal
Applications
1 24 (18.05%) InfoPath
2 4 (3.01%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.75%) 3ds Max
3 1 (0.75%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.75%) Maya
3 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.75%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 33 (24.81%) Office 365
2 9 (6.77%) GitHub
3 4 (3.01%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.75%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (14.29%) DNS
2 17 (12.78%) DHCP
3 9 (6.77%) Skype
4 8 (6.02%) 3G
4 8 (6.02%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (3.01%) Firewall
5 4 (3.01%) NetScaler
5 4 (3.01%) WAN
6 3 (2.26%) LAN
6 3 (2.26%) Unified Communications
7 2 (1.50%) MPLS
8 1 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.75%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.75%) Internet
8 1 (0.75%) IPv4
8 1 (0.75%) SAN
8 1 (0.75%) SMS
8 1 (0.75%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (24.81%) SQL Server
2 14 (10.53%) Relational Database
3 8 (6.02%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (6.02%) RDBMS
4 6 (4.51%) Hadoop
4 6 (4.51%) Oracle Database
5 4 (3.01%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.50%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.50%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.50%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.75%) Big Data
7 1 (0.75%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.75%) HBase
7 1 (0.75%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.75%) MS Access
7 1 (0.75%) MySQL
7 1 (0.75%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 24 (18.05%) Visual Studio
2 20 (15.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (10.53%) Git (software)
4 9 (6.77%) Jenkins
5 7 (5.26%) Cucumber
5 7 (5.26%) GitLab
5 7 (5.26%) Mockito
6 1 (0.75%) Ant
6 1 (0.75%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.75%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (0.75%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.75%) Hudson
6 1 (0.75%) Maven
6 1 (0.75%) MSI
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.75%) Robot Framework
6 1 (0.75%) Selenium
6 1 (0.75%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.75%) Vagrant
General
1 12 (9.02%) Finance
2 5 (3.76%) Banking
3 4 (3.01%) Games
4 3 (2.26%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.50%) Advertising
5 2 (1.50%) Local Government
5 2 (1.50%) Retail
6 1 (0.75%) Private Banking
6 1 (0.75%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (25.56%) Developer
2 17 (12.78%) Design Engineer
2 17 (12.78%) SharePoint Engineer
3 11 (8.27%) Mobile Developer
4 10 (7.52%) Applications Developer
5 8 (6.02%) Architect
5 8 (6.02%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 7 (5.26%) Java Developer
6 7 (5.26%) Junior
7 6 (4.51%) Consultant
7 6 (4.51%) Support Engineer
8 5 (3.76%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (3.76%) Administrator
8 5 (3.76%) Designer
8 5 (3.76%) Java Engineer
8 5 (3.76%) Security Architect
8 5 (3.76%) Software Engineer
9 4 (3.01%) Data Scientist
9 4 (3.01%) Junior Developer
9 4 (3.01%) Mobility Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (25.56%) CSS
2 27 (20.30%) .NET
3 26 (19.55%) XML
4 24 (18.05%) jQuery
4 24 (18.05%) XSLT
5 13 (9.77%) Spring
6 10 (7.52%) HTML
7 9 (6.77%) JSON
8 7 (5.26%) JMX
8 7 (5.26%) RESTful
8 7 (5.26%) Web Services
9 6 (4.51%) HTML5
9 6 (4.51%) React Native
10 5 (3.76%) AngularJS
10 5 (3.76%) React
11 4 (3.01%) CSS3
11 4 (3.01%) Django
11 4 (3.01%) Middleware
11 4 (3.01%) WebGL
12 3 (2.26%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.27%) Management Information System
3 9 (6.77%) Algorithms
3 9 (6.77%) Fat Client
3 9 (6.77%) Thin Client
4 8 (6.02%) Mobile App
5 5 (3.76%) Data Structures
6 4 (3.01%) PKI
7 3 (2.26%) Credit Risk
7 3 (2.26%) Derivative
7 3 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.50%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.50%) Clustering
8 2 (1.50%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.50%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.50%) User Experience
9 1 (0.75%) AS400
9 1 (0.75%) CESG
9 1 (0.75%) CESG CLAS
9 1 (0.75%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 52 (39.10%) Windows
2 49 (36.84%) Windows Server
3 47 (35.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 44 (33.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 33 (24.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (15.79%) Linux
7 19 (14.29%) Android
8 17 (12.78%) Apple iOS
9 11 (8.27%) Unix
10 9 (6.77%) Windows 7
11 8 (6.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (5.26%) Windows 10
12 7 (5.26%) Windows 8
13 4 (3.01%) Solaris
13 4 (3.01%) Windows Phone
13 4 (3.01%) Windows Phone 8
14 1 (0.75%) HPUX
14 1 (0.75%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (27.07%) High Availability
2 31 (23.31%) Migration
3 24 (18.05%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (16.54%) Workflow
5 20 (15.04%) Records Management
6 17 (12.78%) Problem-Solving
7 16 (12.03%) Mathematics
8 14 (10.53%) Scrum
9 12 (9.02%) ITIL
9 12 (9.02%) OO
9 12 (9.02%) OOD
10 11 (8.27%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (7.52%) Software Delivery
12 9 (6.77%) Analytics
12 9 (6.77%) Visualisation
13 8 (6.02%) Configuration Management
13 8 (6.02%) Kanban
13 8 (6.02%) SOA
13 8 (6.02%) TDD
14 7 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 38 (28.57%) Java
2 37 (27.82%) PowerShell
3 36 (27.07%) C#
3 36 (27.07%) JavaScript
4 27 (20.30%) SQL
5 18 (13.53%) Python
6 12 (9.02%) C++
7 7 (5.26%) Java 8
8 6 (4.51%) Apple Swift
8 6 (4.51%) Objective-C
9 5 (3.76%) Perl
10 3 (2.26%) R
10 3 (2.26%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.50%) Ruby
11 2 (1.50%) Scala
11 2 (1.50%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.75%) PHP
12 1 (0.75%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.75%) VB
12 1 (0.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 106 (79.70%) Degree
2 88 (66.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 42 (31.58%) SC Cleared
3 42 (31.58%) Security Cleared
4 34 (25.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 30 (22.56%) MCSE
6 11 (8.27%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (4.51%) Master's Degree
8 5 (3.76%) CISSP
9 3 (2.26%) PhD
9 3 (2.26%) PMI Certification
9 3 (2.26%) PMP
10 2 (1.50%) CCNA
10 2 (1.50%) CCNP
10 2 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.50%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (1.50%) CLAS
11 1 (0.75%) HP ASE
11 1 (0.75%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.75%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.27%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.50%) QA
4 1 (0.75%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.75%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.75%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.75%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (18.80%) Active Directory
2 11 (8.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (8.27%) XenApp
3 9 (6.77%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (3.76%) XenDesktop
5 4 (3.01%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.01%) XenServer
6 3 (2.26%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.50%) OpenAM
7 2 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.75%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.75%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 9 (6.77%) Puppet
1 9 (6.77%) SCCM
2 8 (6.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (4.51%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (3.01%) AirWatch
4 4 (3.01%) XenMobile
5 3 (2.26%) Data Guard
5 3 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.26%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (2.26%) SAP Afaria
5 3 (2.26%) Terraform
6 2 (1.50%) Ansible
6 2 (1.50%) Cobbler
6 2 (1.50%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.75%) Ambari
7 1 (0.75%) OpenView
Vendors
1 49 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 20 (15.04%) Nintex
3 17 (12.78%) Citrix
4 14 (10.53%) VMware
5 12 (9.02%) Ivanti
5 12 (9.02%) Oracle
6 7 (5.26%) ThinPrint
7 6 (4.51%) Xamarin
8 4 (3.01%) Apple
8 4 (3.01%) HP
8 4 (3.01%) McAfee
8 4 (3.01%) NetApp
8 4 (3.01%) SAP
8 4 (3.01%) Splunk
9 2 (1.50%) Cloudera
9 2 (1.50%) Google
9 2 (1.50%) Software AG
9 2 (1.50%) Sun
9 2 (1.50%) Veritas
9 2 (1.50%) webMethods