Period
to 31 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Computer Science Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 31 October 2020 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 Degree
UK
6 months to
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 290 343 304
Rank change year-on-year +53 -39 +10
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 260 607 907
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 0.72% 0.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.27% 3.56% 4.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 382 567
Median daily rate £475 £458 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.83% -3.68% +5.56%
10th Percentile £293 £307 £325
90th Percentile £722 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +1.18% +2.41% +9.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.65% +29.29% +9.38%
10th Percentile £34.50 £34.88 £21.42
90th Percentile £40.10 £54.63 £50.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £41.25 £41.00
% change year-on-year -15.15% +0.61% +22.61%

Computer Science Degree is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 7,940 17,070 19,207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.30% 20.17% 18.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,795 10,493 11,344
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £285 £260 £250
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £420
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 852 948
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.41% +42.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £15.25 £14.33 £13.00
90th Percentile £64.50 £58.75 £51.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.12
% change year-on-year - +39.33% -16.27%

Computer Science Degree
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Computer Science Degree as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science Degree in the UK

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Computer Science Degree.

Daily rate trend for Computer Science Degree in the UK

Computer Science Degree
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Computer Science Degree over the 6 months to 31 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Computer Science Degree in the UK

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Computer Science Degree.

Hourly rate trend for Computer Science Degree in the UK

Computer Science Degree
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Computer Science Degree over the 6 months to 31 October 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Computer Science Degree in the UK

Computer Science Degree
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree within the UK over the 6 months to 31 October 2020. 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
England +50 233 £475 - 284
London +55 156 £500 -4.76% 126
UK excluding London +87 82 £430 +1.18% 179
Work from Home -87 38 £400 -33.33% 47
South East +91 21 £475 +5.56% 49
South West +79 19 £481 +6.83% 19
Midlands +76 12 £325 -18.75% 31
North of England +105 11 £356 +0.28% 34
East of England +55 10 £431 +7.81% 25
West Midlands +59 7 £350 -6.98% 17
Scotland +50 7 £415 +22.06% 14
North West +85 6 £430 +25.55% 18
Yorkshire +69 5 £210 -45.81% 7
East Midlands +45 4 £325 -18.75% 14
Wales +42 1 £400 +25.00% 2
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 5

For the 6 months to 31 October 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science Degree 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 with a requirement for Computer Science Degree.

1 259 (99.62%) Degree
2 246 (94.62%) Computer Science
3 89 (34.23%) Java
4 77 (29.62%) Agile Software Development
5 71 (27.31%) JavaScript
6 66 (25.38%) SQL
7 64 (24.62%) Problem-Solving
8 60 (23.08%) Python
9 57 (21.92%) HTML
10 56 (21.54%) Analytical Skills
11 55 (21.15%) Finance
12 51 (19.62%) CSS
12 51 (19.62%) AWS
13 46 (17.69%) Linux
14 39 (15.00%) Master's Degree
15 37 (14.23%) Azure
15 37 (14.23%) Banking
16 36 (13.85%) Software Engineering
16 36 (13.85%) Oracle
16 36 (13.85%) Microservices
17 34 (13.08%) DevOps
17 34 (13.08%) C#
18 33 (12.69%) Management Information System
19 30 (11.54%) .NET
19 30 (11.54%) AngularJS
20 29 (11.15%) MySQL
20 29 (11.15%) Windows
20 29 (11.15%) HTML5
21 28 (10.77%) Unix
22 26 (10.00%) SQL Server

Computer Science Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 17 (6.54%) Apache Spark
2 16 (6.15%) Apache
3 10 (3.85%) Tomcat
4 7 (2.69%) Appian
5 6 (2.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 6 (2.31%) Red Hat Fuse
5 6 (2.31%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.92%) IIS
6 5 (1.92%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.54%) Confluence
7 4 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.54%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.15%) Apache Airflow
8 3 (1.15%) JBoss
8 3 (1.15%) MS Exchange
8 3 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (1.15%) Predix
8 3 (1.15%) ThingWorx
9 2 (0.77%) CMS
9 2 (0.77%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (3.08%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.31%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.77%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.38%) Camtasia
5 1 (0.38%) InVision
5 1 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.38%) Sketch
5 1 (0.38%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 6 (2.31%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.15%) Summit
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.38%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.38%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.38%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 51 (19.62%) AWS
2 37 (14.23%) Azure
3 11 (4.23%) GCP
3 11 (4.23%) GitHub
4 10 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (3.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 8 (3.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 8 (3.08%) Amazon EKS
6 8 (3.08%) Datadog
7 7 (2.69%) Power Platform
8 5 (1.92%) Amazon S3
8 5 (1.92%) Serverless
9 4 (1.54%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (1.54%) SaaS
10 3 (1.15%) Amazon EMR
10 3 (1.15%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (1.15%) Azure Machine Learning
10 3 (1.15%) Google Play
10 3 (1.15%) Office 365
10 3 (1.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.62%) DNS
2 11 (4.23%) Firewall
3 9 (3.46%) DHCP
4 8 (3.08%) SNMP
5 7 (2.69%) LAN
5 7 (2.69%) TCP/IP
5 7 (2.69%) WAN
6 6 (2.31%) HTTP
6 6 (2.31%) IPsec
6 6 (2.31%) VLAN
7 5 (1.92%) VPN
8 4 (1.54%) POP3
8 4 (1.54%) SMTP
9 3 (1.15%) Internet
9 3 (1.15%) SSH
9 3 (1.15%) Wireless
10 2 (0.77%) 2G
10 2 (0.77%) 4G
10 2 (0.77%) Network Security
10 2 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (11.15%) MySQL
2 26 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 20 (7.69%) Big Data
3 20 (7.69%) NoSQL
4 17 (6.54%) PostgreSQL
5 16 (6.15%) Relational Database
6 12 (4.62%) Hadoop
7 8 (3.08%) Amazon RDS
7 8 (3.08%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (3.08%) ArangoDB
8 7 (2.69%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (2.69%) MongoDB
8 7 (2.69%) Power BI
9 5 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.92%) Tableau
10 3 (1.15%) Amazon Redshift
10 3 (1.15%) Data Lake
10 3 (1.15%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.77%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 25 (9.62%) Git (software)
2 22 (8.46%) Jenkins
3 12 (4.62%) JIRA
3 12 (4.62%) Maven
4 8 (3.08%) JUnit
5 6 (2.31%) git-flow
6 5 (1.92%) Ant
6 5 (1.92%) Cucumber
6 5 (1.92%) JMeter
6 5 (1.92%) Mockito
6 5 (1.92%) Selenium
7 4 (1.54%) Gradle
8 3 (1.15%) Android Studio
8 3 (1.15%) GitLab
8 3 (1.15%) webpack
9 2 (0.77%) Mocha
9 2 (0.77%) Protractor
9 2 (0.77%) Subversion
9 2 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.77%) TeamCity
General
1 55 (21.15%) Finance
2 37 (14.23%) Banking
3 16 (6.15%) Front Office
3 16 (6.15%) Investment Banking
4 12 (4.62%) Public Sector
5 6 (2.31%) Marketing
6 5 (1.92%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.92%) Legal
7 4 (1.54%) Electronics
7 4 (1.54%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.54%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.15%) Games
8 3 (1.15%) German Language
9 2 (0.77%) Advertising
9 2 (0.77%) Back Office
9 2 (0.77%) Law
10 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.38%) Portuguese Language
10 1 (0.38%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.38%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 109 (41.92%) Developer
2 24 (9.23%) Java Developer
3 22 (8.46%) Analyst
4 19 (7.31%) Architect
5 15 (5.77%) Full Stack Developer
6 14 (5.38%) Senior Developer
7 11 (4.23%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 10 (3.85%) Python Developer
8 10 (3.85%) Support Engineer
9 9 (3.46%) Consultant
9 9 (3.46%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 9 (3.46%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
9 9 (3.46%) React Developer
10 8 (3.08%) Administrator
10 8 (3.08%) Data Engineer
10 8 (3.08%) Investment Banking Java Developer
10 8 (3.08%) Lead Developer
10 8 (3.08%) Operations Engineer
10 8 (3.08%) Operations Support Engineer
10 8 (3.08%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (21.92%) HTML
2 51 (19.62%) CSS
3 30 (11.54%) .NET
3 30 (11.54%) AngularJS
4 29 (11.15%) HTML5
5 22 (8.46%) Spring
6 21 (8.08%) Node.js
7 20 (7.69%) REST
8 19 (7.31%) React
8 19 (7.31%) RESTful
8 19 (7.31%) Web Services
9 17 (6.54%) XML
10 15 (5.77%) ASP.NET Web API
11 14 (5.38%) jQuery
11 14 (5.38%) Kafka
11 14 (5.38%) LAMP
12 13 (5.00%) OSGi
13 12 (4.62%) .NET Framework
13 12 (4.62%) GraphQL
13 12 (4.62%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 56 (21.54%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (12.69%) Management Information System
3 17 (6.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 15 (5.77%) User Experience
5 13 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (4.62%) Data Structures
7 11 (4.23%) Hedge funds
8 9 (3.46%) Cyberthreat
8 9 (3.46%) Mobile App
8 9 (3.46%) Security Operations Centre
9 8 (3.08%) Algorithms
9 8 (3.08%) Equities
9 8 (3.08%) Linux Command Line
10 7 (2.69%) Data Centre
11 6 (2.31%) Cloud Native
11 6 (2.31%) Clustering
11 6 (2.31%) Mobile Payment
12 4 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (1.54%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 46 (17.69%) Linux
2 29 (11.15%) Windows
3 28 (10.77%) Unix
4 13 (5.00%) Android
4 13 (5.00%) Windows Server
5 8 (3.08%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.38%) Solaris
8 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (94.62%) Computer Science
2 77 (29.62%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (24.62%) Problem-Solving
4 36 (13.85%) Microservices
4 36 (13.85%) Software Engineering
5 34 (13.08%) DevOps
6 26 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 26 (10.00%) Multithreading
6 26 (10.00%) Scrum
7 23 (8.85%) OO
7 23 (8.85%) Test Automation
8 22 (8.46%) Data Science
9 21 (8.08%) Information Security
9 21 (8.08%) ITIL
9 21 (8.08%) Project Management
9 21 (8.08%) Waterfall
10 19 (7.31%) Mathematics
10 19 (7.31%) Open Source
11 18 (6.92%) Analytics
11 18 (6.92%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 89 (34.23%) Java
2 71 (27.31%) JavaScript
3 66 (25.38%) SQL
4 60 (23.08%) Python
5 34 (13.08%) C#
6 26 (10.00%) C++
7 14 (5.38%) Java 8
8 13 (5.00%) PHP
9 12 (4.62%) Ruby
10 10 (3.85%) Bash Shell
10 10 (3.85%) ES6
10 10 (3.85%) Shell Script
11 9 (3.46%) Scala
12 8 (3.08%) Kotlin
13 7 (2.69%) PowerShell
14 6 (2.31%) PL/SQL
15 5 (1.92%) C
16 4 (1.54%) Perl
16 4 (1.54%) R
16 4 (1.54%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 259 (99.62%) Degree
2 39 (15.00%) Master's Degree
3 26 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 18 (6.92%) SC Cleared
5 16 (6.15%) CISSP
6 11 (4.23%) GIAC
7 9 (3.46%) GCIH
7 9 (3.46%) SSCP
8 8 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (2.31%) CCNA
9 6 (2.31%) CCNP
9 6 (2.31%) DV Cleared
10 5 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.54%) MCSE
12 3 (1.15%) AWS Certification
12 3 (1.15%) CISA
12 3 (1.15%) CISM
12 3 (1.15%) Numerate Degree
13 2 (0.77%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (10.00%) QA
2 12 (4.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (3.85%) PCI DSS
4 7 (2.69%) SLA
5 5 (1.92%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (1.54%) Data Quality
6 4 (1.54%) NCSC
7 1 (0.38%) COBIT
7 1 (0.38%) GDPR
7 1 (0.38%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.38%) MiFID
7 1 (0.38%) PMO
7 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (5.77%) Docker
2 7 (2.69%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.77%) Squid
3 2 (0.77%) vSphere
4 1 (0.38%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
4 1 (0.38%) Firmware
4 1 (0.38%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.38%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (6.92%) Kubernetes
2 10 (3.85%) Terraform
3 8 (3.08%) Ansible
3 8 (3.08%) Nagios
4 2 (0.77%) Prometheus
4 2 (0.77%) Rancher
4 2 (0.77%) SCCM
5 1 (0.38%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.38%) Grafana
5 1 (0.38%) Kibana
5 1 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.38%) Nessus
5 1 (0.38%) OPNET
5 1 (0.38%) QRadar
5 1 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 36 (13.85%) Oracle
2 23 (8.85%) Microsoft
3 17 (6.54%) Splunk
4 11 (4.23%) Google
5 9 (3.46%) VMware
6 8 (3.08%) Adobe
7 7 (2.69%) Cisco
7 7 (2.69%) Databricks
7 7 (2.69%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (2.31%) ServiceNow
9 4 (1.54%) Alibaba
10 3 (1.15%) Apple
10 3 (1.15%) HP
10 3 (1.15%) MicroStrategy
10 3 (1.15%) Pega
10 3 (1.15%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.77%) Citrix
11 2 (0.77%) DevExpress
11 2 (0.77%) IBM
11 2 (0.77%) MarketAxess