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 28 June 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.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 75 108
Rank change year-on-year 0 +33  
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 42 79 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.91% 2.69% 0.91%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.64% 7.76% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 40 11
Median daily rate £375 £330 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% -12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £267 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £438 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £365
% change year-on-year +14.28% -4.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 5
Median hourly rate £31.93 £42.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.88% +142.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.73 £42.10 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.64 £42.90 £32.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £42.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year -13.69% +33.33%  

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 633 1018 830
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 28.72% 34.60% 28.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 796 488
Median daily rate £378 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.85% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £499 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 41 47
Median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £27.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +45.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £14.89 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.63 £48.75 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +8.69% +24.32%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 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 +28 22 £358 -10.62% 13
Aberdeen - 12 £375 -
Glasgow -1 9 £373 +18.25% 12
Computer Science
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 83 (91.21%) Degree
2 41 (45.05%) Java
3 38 (41.76%) Computer Science Degree
4 30 (32.97%) Linux
5 29 (31.87%) Finance
6 28 (30.77%) Management Information System
6 28 (30.77%) Software Engineering
7 21 (23.08%) Cisco
8 20 (21.98%) Wireless
9 19 (20.88%) LAN
10 18 (19.78%) WAN
10 18 (19.78%) Telecoms
10 18 (19.78%) Firewall
10 18 (19.78%) F5
11 17 (18.68%) CCNP
11 17 (18.68%) HP
11 17 (18.68%) Cisco Certification
12 16 (17.58%) JavaScript
13 15 (16.48%) ITIL
13 15 (16.48%) Spring
13 15 (16.48%) BIG-IP
13 15 (16.48%) Riverbed
13 15 (16.48%) Aruba
14 14 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (15.38%) CCIP
14 14 (15.38%) CCDP
14 14 (15.38%) Juniper
14 14 (15.38%) CheckPoint
15 13 (14.29%) SQL
15 13 (14.29%) Network Design

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 3 (3.30%) SAS
2 1 (1.10%) Apache
2 1 (1.10%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (6.59%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.20%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (1.10%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (21.98%) Wireless
2 19 (20.88%) LAN
3 18 (19.78%) Firewall
3 18 (19.78%) WAN
4 15 (16.48%) BIG-IP
5 4 (4.40%) BGP
5 4 (4.40%) MPLS
5 4 (4.40%) VPN
6 3 (3.30%) Internet
6 3 (3.30%) OSPF
7 2 (2.20%) 802.11
7 2 (2.20%) Cisco Wireless
7 2 (2.20%) EIGRP
7 2 (2.20%) HSRP
7 2 (2.20%) IPsec
7 2 (2.20%) NetScaler
7 2 (2.20%) SAN
7 2 (2.20%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.20%) VSAN
7 2 (2.20%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.89%) Relational Database
2 8 (8.79%) Oracle Database
3 7 (7.69%) Oracle Database 12c
4 5 (5.49%) MySQL
5 4 (4.40%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.20%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.10%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (10.99%) Git (software)
2 7 (7.69%) Selenium
3 6 (6.59%) Jenkins
3 6 (6.59%) Oracle APEX
3 6 (6.59%) Subversion
3 6 (6.59%) WebDriver
4 5 (5.49%) SoapUI
5 4 (4.40%) Bugzilla
6 3 (3.30%) Grunt
7 2 (2.20%) JIRA
7 2 (2.20%) Maven
7 2 (2.20%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.10%) Appium
8 1 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.10%) Bitbucket
8 1 (1.10%) MSBuild
8 1 (1.10%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 29 (31.87%) Finance
2 18 (19.78%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.40%) Banking
4 3 (3.30%) Games
4 3 (3.30%) German Language
4 3 (3.30%) Italian Language
4 3 (3.30%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.20%) Local Government
5 2 (2.20%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.10%) French Language
Job Titles
1 38 (41.76%) Developer
2 18 (19.78%) Network Engineer
3 16 (17.58%) Java Developer
4 11 (12.09%) Junior
5 8 (8.79%) Consultant
6 7 (7.69%) Junior Developer
6 7 (7.69%) Junior Java Developer
6 7 (7.69%) Software Engineer
7 6 (6.59%) Analyst
7 6 (6.59%) Oracle Developer
8 4 (4.40%) Test Engineer
9 3 (3.30%) Analyst Developer
9 3 (3.30%) Applications Developer
9 3 (3.30%) C# Developer
9 3 (3.30%) Data Analyst
9 3 (3.30%) IT Support
9 3 (3.30%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (3.30%) Junior Software Engineer
9 3 (3.30%) Mid-Level Java Developer
9 3 (3.30%) Principal Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (16.48%) Spring
2 11 (12.09%) CSS
3 10 (10.99%) Web Services
4 8 (8.79%) HTML
5 6 (6.59%) AngularJS
6 5 (5.49%) HTML5
6 5 (5.49%) REST
7 4 (4.40%) .NET
7 4 (4.40%) JSON
7 4 (4.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (4.40%) WSDL
7 4 (4.40%) XML
7 4 (4.40%) XML Messaging
8 3 (3.30%) CSS3
8 3 (3.30%) Ext JS
8 3 (3.30%) Node.js
8 3 (3.30%) React
8 3 (3.30%) WebKit
9 2 (2.20%) Backbone.js
9 2 (2.20%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 28 (30.77%) Management Information System
2 11 (12.09%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (8.79%) Algorithms
3 8 (8.79%) Data Structures
3 8 (8.79%) Driving Licence
4 7 (7.69%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (3.30%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.30%) Fintech
6 2 (2.20%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.10%) CMDB
7 1 (1.10%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.10%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.10%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (32.97%) Linux
2 8 (8.79%) Unix
3 6 (6.59%) Android
3 6 (6.59%) Apple iOS
4 5 (5.49%) Windows
5 2 (2.20%) CentOS
5 2 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.10%) CatOS
6 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (30.77%) Software Engineering
2 15 (16.48%) ITIL
3 14 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (14.29%) Network Design
5 12 (13.19%) ITSM
5 12 (13.19%) Service Management
6 10 (10.99%) SDLC
6 10 (10.99%) Test Automation
7 8 (8.79%) Feasibility Study
7 8 (8.79%) Mathematics
7 8 (8.79%) Project Management
8 7 (7.69%) OO
9 6 (6.59%) Change Management
9 6 (6.59%) Incident Management
10 5 (5.49%) Web Development
11 4 (4.40%) Asset Management
11 4 (4.40%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (4.40%) Exploratory Testing
11 4 (4.40%) Mentoring
11 4 (4.40%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (45.05%) Java
2 16 (17.58%) JavaScript
3 13 (14.29%) SQL
4 10 (10.99%) C#
5 8 (8.79%) Python
6 6 (6.59%) C++
6 6 (6.59%) PL/SQL
7 3 (3.30%) C
7 3 (3.30%) Perl
7 3 (3.30%) PHP
7 3 (3.30%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.20%) R
8 2 (2.20%) Ruby
9 1 (1.10%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.10%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.10%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 83 (91.21%) Degree
2 38 (41.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (18.68%) CCNP
3 17 (18.68%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (15.38%) CCDP
4 14 (15.38%) CCIP
5 12 (13.19%) CCIE
5 12 (13.19%) CCSA
5 12 (13.19%) CCSE
5 12 (13.19%) HP ASE
5 12 (13.19%) HP MASE
5 12 (13.19%) JNCIA
5 12 (13.19%) JNCIE
6 6 (6.59%) Security Cleared
7 5 (5.49%) SC Cleared
8 2 (2.20%) CCNA
8 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.20%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (2.20%) PMP
8 2 (2.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.49%) QA
2 2 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.20%) PMO
3 1 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (2.20%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.20%) vSphere
2 1 (1.10%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (13.19%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.20%) Cacti
2 2 (2.20%) WSUS
3 1 (1.10%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 1 (1.10%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (23.08%) Cisco
2 18 (19.78%) F5
3 17 (18.68%) HP
4 15 (16.48%) Aruba
4 15 (16.48%) Riverbed
5 14 (15.38%) CheckPoint
5 14 (15.38%) Juniper
6 12 (13.19%) Fortinet
7 10 (10.99%) Oracle
8 9 (9.89%) Microsoft
9 4 (4.40%) CA Agile Central
10 3 (3.30%) Perforce
11 2 (2.20%) Avaya
11 2 (2.20%) Citrix
11 2 (2.20%) Red Hat
11 2 (2.20%) SolarWinds
11 2 (2.20%) VMware
12 1 (1.10%) Siemens
12 1 (1.10%) Software AG
12 1 (1.10%) webMethods
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: negotiable
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