Period
to 23 October 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 6 months to 23 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 > UK excluding London
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 158 167 157
Rank change year-on-year +9 -10 +75
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 973 788 945
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.77% 1.50% 1.61%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.75% 4.96% 5.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 528 483 606
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.45% +11.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £216 £225
90th Percentile £575 £560 £525
UK median daily rate £480 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 78 49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £37.25 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.81% -11.31% +30.23%
10th Percentile £17.00 £11.60 £12.13
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £51.75
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £34.08 £35.00
% change year-on-year +32.04% -2.63% +22.40%

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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 16,914 15,899 18,814
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 30.71% 30.27% 32.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,010 9,594 11,452
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £238 £213 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 800 824 959
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00
10th Percentile £11.85 £10.97 £11.62
90th Percentile £50.75 £48.75 £45.75
UK median hourly rate £21.09 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.45% - +7.99%

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Computer Science as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science in the UK excluding London

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Computer Science in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Science in the UK excluding London

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Computer Science in the UK excluding London

Computer Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science in the UK excluding London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Science in the UK excluding London

Computer Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Computer Science in the UK excluding London

Computer Science
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 23 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
South East +47 381 £425 +6.25% 301
North of England +52 185 £400 +10.34% 169
Midlands -18 127 £425 +11.48% 128
South West -11 96 £413 -2.94% 111
Scotland -27 90 £410 +9.33% 65
North West +16 85 £360 +6.27% 117
East of England +14 77 £408 +11.71% 242
Yorkshire +43 72 £525 +5.00% 36
East Midlands -5 64 £425 +3.03% 51
West Midlands -14 63 £430 +22.86% 77
North East +4 28 £525 +107.92% 16
Northern Ireland +36 12 £316 -33.42% 22
Wales -21 6 £463 +15.63% 24
Computer Science
UK

For the 6 months to 23 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 766 (78.73%) Degree
2 413 (42.45%) Agile Software Development
3 392 (40.29%) Computer Science Degree
4 222 (22.82%) Software Engineering
5 204 (20.97%) Java
6 194 (19.94%) Mathematics
7 186 (19.12%) SQL
8 182 (18.71%) Problem-Solving
9 179 (18.40%) C#
10 175 (17.99%) Analytical Skills
11 160 (16.44%) .NET
12 159 (16.34%) Microsoft
13 154 (15.83%) Python
14 153 (15.72%) Linux
15 149 (15.31%) Test Automation
16 143 (14.70%) Finance
17 140 (14.39%) JavaScript
18 132 (13.57%) Windows
19 123 (12.64%) Oracle
20 122 (12.54%) Scrum
21 114 (11.72%) JIRA
22 112 (11.51%) Analytics
23 111 (11.41%) SQL Server
24 105 (10.79%) OO
25 104 (10.69%) C++
25 104 (10.69%) HTML
26 101 (10.38%) Project Management
27 97 (9.97%) Web Services
28 93 (9.56%) Git (software)
29 90 (9.25%) Security Cleared

Computer Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 42 (4.32%) SharePoint
2 40 (4.11%) Apache Spark
3 35 (3.60%) Apache
4 32 (3.29%) IIS
5 24 (2.47%) MS Exchange
6 23 (2.36%) Confluence
7 21 (2.16%) SharePoint 2013
8 18 (1.85%) Tomcat
9 16 (1.64%) Drupal
9 16 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
10 15 (1.54%) CMS
10 15 (1.54%) OpenStack
10 15 (1.54%) Skype for Business
11 14 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
12 13 (1.34%) IBM Notes
12 13 (1.34%) JBoss
12 13 (1.34%) SAS
13 12 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
13 12 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
13 12 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 33 (3.39%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (3.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (1.23%) Photoshop
5 11 (1.13%) MS Visio
6 10 (1.03%) InfoPath
7 9 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
8 7 (0.72%) InVision
8 7 (0.72%) SPSS
9 4 (0.41%) Chatbot
10 3 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.21%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.21%) UserZoom
12 1 (0.10%) 3ds Max
12 1 (0.10%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.10%) Maya
12 1 (0.10%) Simulink
12 1 (0.10%) SOLIDWORKS
12 1 (0.10%) Stata
Business Applications
1 13 (1.34%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.72%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (0.72%) Oracle ERP
3 6 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.62%) Remedy AR System
4 5 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.41%) SAP GRC
6 2 (0.21%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.10%) Eikon
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.10%) SAP MDG
7 1 (0.10%) SAP MDM
7 1 (0.10%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.10%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.10%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 90 (9.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 73 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
3 45 (4.62%) Office 365
4 31 (3.19%) Cloud Computing
5 25 (2.57%) Amazon EC2
5 25 (2.57%) Amazon S3
6 22 (2.26%) Serverless
7 21 (2.16%) AWS Lambda
7 21 (2.16%) SaaS
8 20 (2.06%) Amazon ELB
8 20 (2.06%) AWS CloudFormation
8 20 (2.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 14 (1.44%) Mimecast
10 12 (1.23%) npm
11 9 (0.92%) GitHub
12 8 (0.82%) Azure Machine Learning
12 8 (0.82%) PaaS
13 7 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
13 7 (0.72%) OneDrive
13 7 (0.72%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 78 (8.02%) Firewall
2 34 (3.49%) DNS
3 25 (2.57%) Internet
4 19 (1.95%) DHCP
4 19 (1.95%) TCP/IP
5 18 (1.85%) HTTP
6 16 (1.64%) LAN
7 15 (1.54%) Skype
8 14 (1.44%) VoIP
9 13 (1.34%) SAN
9 13 (1.34%) VPN
9 13 (1.34%) WAN
10 12 (1.23%) Wireless
11 10 (1.03%) BGP
11 10 (1.03%) MPLS
11 10 (1.03%) OSPF
12 9 (0.92%) Cisco IOS
13 8 (0.82%) 3G
13 8 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
14 7 (0.72%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (11.41%) SQL Server
2 64 (6.58%) NoSQL
3 47 (4.83%) Relational Database
4 44 (4.52%) Big Data
5 43 (4.42%) Hadoop
6 38 (3.91%) PostgreSQL
7 28 (2.88%) Oracle Database
8 25 (2.57%) Data Warehouse
8 25 (2.57%) MongoDB
9 23 (2.36%) DB2
10 21 (2.16%) Amazon RDS
11 19 (1.95%) MySQL
12 18 (1.85%) SQL Server 2000
13 17 (1.75%) RDBMS
14 15 (1.54%) Apache Hive
14 15 (1.54%) Power BI
15 12 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
15 12 (1.23%) Redis
16 11 (1.13%) Apache Cassandra
16 11 (1.13%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 114 (11.72%) JIRA
2 93 (9.56%) Git (software)
3 58 (5.96%) Jenkins
4 48 (4.93%) Selenium
5 45 (4.62%) Visual Studio
6 31 (3.19%) AccuRev
7 22 (2.26%) Maven
8 20 (2.06%) Gradle
8 20 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
9 19 (1.95%) JUnit
10 16 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 15 (1.54%) gulp
12 14 (1.44%) Jasmine
12 14 (1.44%) Subversion
13 12 (1.23%) Ranorex
13 12 (1.23%) SonarQube
14 11 (1.13%) Eclipse
15 10 (1.03%) Karma Test Runner
15 10 (1.03%) Liquibase
16 9 (0.92%) Grunt
General
1 143 (14.70%) Finance
2 59 (6.06%) Telecoms
3 41 (4.21%) Manufacturing
4 33 (3.39%) Marketing
5 32 (3.29%) Banking
6 29 (2.98%) Electronics
7 28 (2.88%) Pharmaceutical
8 27 (2.77%) Games
9 26 (2.67%) Retail
10 24 (2.47%) Legal
11 13 (1.34%) Mandarin Language
12 12 (1.23%) Back Office
13 10 (1.03%) German Language
13 10 (1.03%) Law
14 9 (0.92%) Automotive
14 9 (0.92%) Publishing
15 7 (0.72%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.62%) Front Office
17 4 (0.41%) Advertising
17 4 (0.41%) Cantonese Language
Job Titles
1 255 (26.21%) Developer
2 123 (12.64%) Software Engineer
3 97 (9.97%) Analyst
4 90 (9.25%) Architect
5 60 (6.17%) Java Developer
6 53 (5.45%) C# Developer
7 47 (4.83%) .NET Developer
8 43 (4.42%) Software Developer
9 42 (4.32%) Senior Software Engineer
10 41 (4.21%) Tester
11 40 (4.11%) Data Scientist
12 36 (3.70%) C# .NET Developer
12 36 (3.70%) C++ Software Engineer
12 36 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
13 30 (3.08%) Automation Tester
13 30 (3.08%) Consultant
14 29 (2.98%) Project Manager
15 27 (2.77%) Embedded Engineer
15 27 (2.77%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
16 26 (2.67%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (16.44%) .NET
2 104 (10.69%) HTML
3 97 (9.97%) Web Services
4 90 (9.25%) AngularJS
5 83 (8.53%) CSS
6 60 (6.17%) ASP.NET
7 58 (5.96%) XML
8 56 (5.76%) RESTful
8 56 (5.76%) Spring
9 50 (5.14%) WPF
10 49 (5.04%) REST
11 48 (4.93%) Kafka
12 42 (4.32%) Node.js
13 41 (4.21%) jQuery
14 38 (3.91%) WinForms
15 37 (3.80%) .NET Framework
16 36 (3.70%) HTML5
17 35 (3.60%) ASP.NET MVC
17 35 (3.60%) SOAP
18 33 (3.39%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 175 (17.99%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (9.15%) Management Information System
3 57 (5.86%) Algorithms
3 57 (5.86%) Self-Motivation
4 49 (5.04%) User Experience
5 42 (4.32%) Data Centre
6 39 (4.01%) Enterprise Software
7 36 (3.70%) PMI
8 24 (2.47%) Mobile App
9 20 (2.06%) Greenfield Project
10 19 (1.95%) Data Structures
11 18 (1.85%) Life Science
12 17 (1.75%) Embedded Systems
13 12 (1.23%) Driving Licence
13 12 (1.23%) Virtual Team
14 10 (1.03%) NHS
14 10 (1.03%) Public Cloud
15 9 (0.92%) Client/Server
15 9 (0.92%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 9 (0.92%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 153 (15.72%) Linux
2 132 (13.57%) Windows
3 71 (7.30%) Unix
4 64 (6.58%) Windows Server
5 31 (3.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (2.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 28 (2.88%) Android
8 27 (2.77%) Windows Server 2003
9 23 (2.36%) Embedded Linux
10 21 (2.16%) Apple iOS
11 18 (1.85%) Windows 7
12 16 (1.64%) Windows 10
13 15 (1.54%) Solaris
14 11 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
15 5 (0.51%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.31%) CentOS
17 2 (0.21%) Kali Linux
17 2 (0.21%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.21%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 413 (42.45%) Agile Software Development
2 222 (22.82%) Software Engineering
3 194 (19.94%) Mathematics
4 182 (18.71%) Problem-Solving
5 149 (15.31%) Test Automation
6 122 (12.54%) Scrum
7 112 (11.51%) Analytics
8 105 (10.79%) OO
9 101 (10.38%) Project Management
10 87 (8.94%) ITIL
11 82 (8.43%) SDLC
12 76 (7.81%) DevOps
13 71 (7.30%) Machine Learning
13 71 (7.30%) Unit Testing
14 65 (6.68%) TDD
15 64 (6.58%) MVC
16 61 (6.27%) Continuous Integration
17 59 (6.06%) Data Science
18 51 (5.24%) Artificial Intelligence
18 51 (5.24%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 204 (20.97%) Java
2 186 (19.12%) SQL
3 179 (18.40%) C#
4 154 (15.83%) Python
5 140 (14.39%) JavaScript
6 104 (10.69%) C++
7 71 (7.30%) PowerShell
8 56 (5.76%) C
9 39 (4.01%) TypeScript
10 37 (3.80%) Java 8
11 33 (3.39%) PHP
12 32 (3.29%) VB.NET
13 31 (3.19%) Perl
13 31 (3.19%) R
14 29 (2.98%) Scala
15 22 (2.26%) PL/SQL
16 21 (2.16%) Shell Script
17 18 (1.85%) Bash Shell
18 14 (1.44%) Go
18 14 (1.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 766 (78.73%) Degree
2 392 (40.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 90 (9.25%) Security Cleared
4 67 (6.89%) SC Cleared
5 62 (6.37%) Master's Degree
6 56 (5.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 41 (4.21%) CISSP
8 39 (4.01%) PMI Certification
9 38 (3.91%) MCSE
10 35 (3.60%) Cisco Certification
11 33 (3.39%) CISA
12 27 (2.77%) PMP
13 25 (2.57%) PhD
14 23 (2.36%) CCNP
15 21 (2.16%) CISM
15 21 (2.16%) GIAC
15 21 (2.16%) Numerate Degree
16 18 (1.85%) ISEB
17 15 (1.54%) CEH
17 15 (1.54%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (4.32%) QA
2 26 (2.67%) SLA
3 15 (1.54%) ISO 9001
4 13 (1.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 12 (1.23%) GDPR
6 11 (1.13%) Data Quality
6 11 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (1.03%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.92%) ISAE 3402
8 9 (0.92%) ISO 22301
8 9 (0.92%) ISO 31000
8 9 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 7 (0.72%) PMO
10 6 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
11 5 (0.51%) IFRS
11 5 (0.51%) IFRS 9
12 4 (0.41%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 4 (0.41%) HL7
13 3 (0.31%) GxP
14 2 (0.21%) ARP4754
System Software
1 60 (6.17%) Docker
2 56 (5.76%) Active Directory
3 26 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (0.92%) XenApp
6 8 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
7 6 (0.62%) Firmware
7 6 (0.62%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (0.51%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.41%) HDFS
9 4 (0.41%) ISA Server
9 4 (0.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 3 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.31%) GlusterFS
10 3 (0.31%) KVM
11 2 (0.21%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.21%) OpenAM
11 2 (0.21%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.21%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 28 (2.88%) Ansible
2 23 (2.36%) Terraform
3 22 (2.26%) Puppet
4 16 (1.64%) Kubernetes
5 15 (1.54%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 15 (1.54%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 15 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (1.34%) Nessus
7 12 (1.23%) SCCM
7 12 (1.23%) vCenter Server
8 10 (1.03%) Data Guard
8 10 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 9 (0.92%) Kibana
9 9 (0.92%) Trend Micro Deep Security
10 7 (0.72%) Nagios
10 7 (0.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 6 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (0.62%) logstash
12 5 (0.51%) NetBackup
12 5 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 159 (16.34%) Microsoft
2 123 (12.64%) Oracle
3 60 (6.17%) Cisco
4 39 (4.01%) VMware
5 34 (3.49%) IBM
6 25 (2.57%) HP
7 22 (2.26%) Red Hat
7 22 (2.26%) SAP
8 21 (2.16%) Google
8 21 (2.16%) Splunk
9 17 (1.75%) Sun
10 16 (1.64%) Remedy
11 15 (1.54%) BMC
11 15 (1.54%) Citrix
11 15 (1.54%) Proofpoint
11 15 (1.54%) Tableau
12 14 (1.44%) Atlassian
12 14 (1.44%) ServiceNow
13 13 (1.34%) Huawei
13 13 (1.34%) Lotus