Period
to 16 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Computer Science skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 6 months to 16 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in 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, Comp Sci)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 111 97 70
Rank change year-on-year -14 -27 +38
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 74 92 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.56% 1.94% 2.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 2.25% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 52 67
Scotland median daily rate £400 £363 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +9.85% -2.22%
10th Percentile £306 £213 £270
90th Percentile £538 £549 £440
UK median daily rate £498 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.74% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 9
Scotland median hourly rate £32.50 £13.43 £52.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +142.09% -74.18% +15.56%
10th Percentile £26.25 £10.84 £42.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £30.83 £52.17
UK median hourly rate £44.38 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +10.94% +11.11% +14.50%

Computer Science is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,172 4,080 3,192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.87% 86.17% 85.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,290 2,362 1,847
Scotland median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £244 £250 £250
90th Percentile £563 £538 £500
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 87 106
Scotland median hourly rate £24.25 £21.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.48% -7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £12.04 £11.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £44.27 £37.53 £52.00
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £23.00 £22.92
% change year-on-year +2.17% +0.34% -0.34%

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 2019. 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 +1 46 £400 +6.67% 14
Edinburgh -43 11 £375 - 30
Renfrewshire -5 8 £450 +34.33% 2
Dundee -1 4 £225 - 2
West Lothian - 1 - - 5
Highlands - 1 - -
Computer Science
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 72 (97.30%) Degree
2 38 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (51.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 28 (37.84%) Java
4 25 (33.78%) Scrum
5 22 (29.73%) Software Engineering
6 18 (24.32%) Workflow
7 17 (22.97%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (21.62%) SQL
8 16 (21.62%) Windows
9 15 (20.27%) Microsoft
9 15 (20.27%) Test Automation
10 14 (18.92%) JavaScript
10 14 (18.92%) SQL Server
11 13 (17.57%) XML
11 13 (17.57%) Python
11 13 (17.57%) Apple iOS
11 13 (17.57%) REST
11 13 (17.57%) Analytics
12 12 (16.22%) Mobile App
12 12 (16.22%) Android
12 12 (16.22%) Business Analysis
12 12 (16.22%) JSON
12 12 (16.22%) Problem-Solving
13 11 (14.86%) Apple Swift
13 11 (14.86%) iOS Development
13 11 (14.86%) TDD
13 11 (14.86%) Data Analysis
13 11 (14.86%) C#
13 11 (14.86%) Mathematics

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 10 (13.51%) SharePoint
2 8 (10.81%) SharePoint 2010
2 8 (10.81%) SharePoint 2013
2 8 (10.81%) SharePoint Server
3 5 (6.76%) Apache Spark
4 4 (5.41%) Apache Qpid
5 2 (2.70%) Apache
5 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.70%) IIS
5 2 (2.70%) JBoss
5 2 (2.70%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.70%) Mule
5 2 (2.70%) Mule ESB
5 2 (2.70%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.35%) Appian
6 1 (1.35%) SAS
6 1 (1.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (10.81%) InfoPath
1 8 (10.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (9.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.51%) Office 365
2 6 (8.11%) SaaS
3 3 (4.05%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.35%) Firebase
5 1 (1.35%) GitHub
5 1 (1.35%) Google Analytics
5 1 (1.35%) Heroku
5 1 (1.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.11%) DHCP
1 6 (8.11%) DNS
2 4 (5.41%) AMQP
2 4 (5.41%) NAS
3 3 (4.05%) Wireless
4 2 (2.70%) Bluetooth
4 2 (2.70%) HTTP
4 2 (2.70%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.35%) Firewall
5 1 (1.35%) Internet
5 1 (1.35%) LAN
5 1 (1.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.92%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.81%) Relational Database
3 7 (9.46%) Hadoop
4 5 (6.76%) Impala
5 4 (5.41%) RDBMS
6 3 (4.05%) DB2
7 2 (2.70%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (2.70%) Big Data
7 2 (2.70%) Power BI
8 1 (1.35%) Amazon QuickSight
8 1 (1.35%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.35%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 11 (14.86%) Jenkins
2 10 (13.51%) Git (software)
3 9 (12.16%) Visual Studio
4 6 (8.11%) fastlane
5 4 (5.41%) JIRA
5 4 (5.41%) Maven
6 2 (2.70%) Artifactory
6 2 (2.70%) CppUnit
6 2 (2.70%) JUnit
6 2 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.35%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.35%) CocoaPods
7 1 (1.35%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.35%) GitLab
7 1 (1.35%) Grunt
7 1 (1.35%) gulp
7 1 (1.35%) Mockito
7 1 (1.35%) RStudio
7 1 (1.35%) Xcode
General
1 9 (12.16%) Finance
2 7 (9.46%) Games
3 5 (6.76%) Banking
4 4 (5.41%) Electronics
5 3 (4.05%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.35%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.35%) Law
7 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 29 (39.19%) Developer
2 12 (16.22%) Analyst
3 11 (14.86%) iOS Developer
4 8 (10.81%) Software Engineer
5 7 (9.46%) Business Analyst
6 5 (6.76%) Java Developer
6 5 (6.76%) Scala Software Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (5.41%) Consultant
7 4 (5.41%) Embedded Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) SharePoint Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) Technical Business Analyst
8 3 (4.05%) Design Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Systems Analyst
9 2 (2.70%) Data Analyst
9 2 (2.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (2.70%) Integration Consultant
9 2 (2.70%) Oracle Developer
9 2 (2.70%) Software Integration Engineer
9 2 (2.70%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.57%) REST
1 13 (17.57%) XML
2 12 (16.22%) JSON
3 11 (14.86%) Kafka
3 11 (14.86%) RESTful
4 10 (13.51%) Spring
5 8 (10.81%) CSS
5 8 (10.81%) jQuery
5 8 (10.81%) RabbitMQ
5 8 (10.81%) XSLT
6 7 (9.46%) AngularJS
6 7 (9.46%) OAuth
6 7 (9.46%) OAuth2
6 7 (9.46%) OpenID
6 7 (9.46%) SOAP
7 6 (8.11%) Core Data
7 6 (8.11%) UIKit
8 5 (6.76%) Akka
9 4 (5.41%) .NET
9 4 (5.41%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 17 (22.97%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (16.22%) Mobile App
3 9 (12.16%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (10.81%) Management Information System
5 6 (8.11%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.70%) Credit Risk
6 2 (2.70%) Derivative
6 2 (2.70%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.35%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.35%) AS400
7 1 (1.35%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.35%) Fintech
7 1 (1.35%) Industrial Internet of Things
7 1 (1.35%) iSeries
7 1 (1.35%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (21.62%) Windows
2 13 (17.57%) Apple iOS
3 12 (16.22%) Android
4 10 (13.51%) Windows Server
5 8 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (10.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (9.46%) Linux
7 3 (4.05%) Unix
8 1 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.35%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.35%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (33.78%) Scrum
3 22 (29.73%) Software Engineering
4 18 (24.32%) Workflow
5 15 (20.27%) Test Automation
6 13 (17.57%) Analytics
7 12 (16.22%) Business Analysis
7 12 (16.22%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (14.86%) Data Analysis
8 11 (14.86%) iOS Development
8 11 (14.86%) Mathematics
8 11 (14.86%) TDD
9 10 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (12.16%) Migration
10 9 (12.16%) Unit Testing
11 8 (10.81%) High Availability
11 8 (10.81%) Kanban
11 8 (10.81%) Technical Leadership
12 7 (9.46%) Android Development
12 7 (9.46%) Records Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (37.84%) Java
2 16 (21.62%) SQL
3 14 (18.92%) JavaScript
4 13 (17.57%) Python
5 11 (14.86%) Apple Swift
5 11 (14.86%) C#
6 10 (13.51%) PowerShell
7 9 (12.16%) Objective-C
8 8 (10.81%) Java 8
8 8 (10.81%) Scala
9 7 (9.46%) C++
10 6 (8.11%) Perl
11 3 (4.05%) R
11 3 (4.05%) Shell Script
12 2 (2.70%) C
12 2 (2.70%) Embedded C
12 2 (2.70%) Embedded C++
12 2 (2.70%) PL/SQL
13 1 (1.35%) MATLAB
13 1 (1.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 72 (97.30%) Degree
2 38 (51.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (12.16%) MCSE
5 8 (10.81%) Security Cleared
6 5 (6.76%) Master's Degree
6 5 (6.76%) SC Cleared
7 3 (4.05%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (2.70%) MCSA
8 2 (2.70%) PhD
9 1 (1.35%) CEH
9 1 (1.35%) CISA
9 1 (1.35%) CISM
9 1 (1.35%) CISSP
9 1 (1.35%) ISTQB
9 1 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.76%) SLA
2 3 (4.05%) QA
3 1 (1.35%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 2 (2.70%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.70%) Docker
1 2 (2.70%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (6.76%) Puppet
2 4 (5.41%) Ansible
2 4 (5.41%) Nagios
2 4 (5.41%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.70%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 15 (20.27%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.16%) Oracle
3 7 (9.46%) Apple
3 7 (9.46%) Nintex
4 6 (8.11%) IBM
5 2 (2.70%) Citrix
5 2 (2.70%) DevExpress
5 2 (2.70%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.35%) Google
6 1 (1.35%) Minitab