Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 343 315 300
Rank change year-on-year -28 -15 -3
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 486 803 840
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.70% 0.81% 0.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.30% 4.17% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 474 563
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £337 £313 £286
90th Percentile £639 £650 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £405 £375
% change year-on-year +8.02% +8.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 36
UK median hourly rate £39.10 £40.00 £33.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.25% +18.26% +93.29%
10th Percentile £31.38 £14.33 £12.73
90th Percentile £52.28 £47.50 £49.62
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £33.31
% change year-on-year -12.50% +20.10% +108.16%

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 14,740 19,276 19,063
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.38% 19.43% 18.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,054 11,535 11,706
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £260 £258 £225
90th Percentile £638 £632 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 673 918 850
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +20.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £14.50 £12.55 £12.23
90th Percentile £57.00 £51.40 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.62 £26.22
% change year-on-year +13.55% +9.18% -4.67%

Computer Science Degree
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science Degree in the UK

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Science Degree in the UK

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree over the 6 months to 19 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Computer Science Degree in the UK

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Science Degree in the UK

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree over the 6 months to 19 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Computer Science Degree in the UK

Computer Science Degree
Top 14 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 19 February 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 -3 456 £500 +5.26% 581
London +45 265 £550 +10.00% 250
UK excluding London -32 209 £438 +8.02% 402
South East +65 79 £450 +0.56% 101
South West -9 50 £450 +12.50% 31
East of England +25 23 £375 -10.45% 54
North of England +23 19 £475 +26.67% 85
Midlands -3 19 £425 -5.56% 60
Scotland -4 18 £425 - 45
North West +27 12 £475 +26.67% 58
West Midlands +17 10 £438 +9.38% 37
East Midlands +2 9 £400 -11.11% 23
Yorkshire +25 7 £475 +22.58% 19
Northern Ireland +7 3 £383 -8.93% 19

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 481 (98.97%) Degree
2 478 (98.35%) Computer Science
3 185 (38.07%) Agile Software Development
4 154 (31.69%) Java
5 140 (28.81%) JavaScript
6 122 (25.10%) SQL
7 103 (21.19%) Finance
8 93 (19.14%) Software Engineering
9 84 (17.28%) Python
9 84 (17.28%) Azure
10 75 (15.43%) C#
11 72 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
12 66 (13.58%) Problem-Solving
13 64 (13.17%) HTML
14 61 (12.55%) Microsoft
14 61 (12.55%) TDD
15 60 (12.35%) Web Services
15 60 (12.35%) React
15 60 (12.35%) DevOps
16 58 (11.93%) Big Data
16 58 (11.93%) CSS
17 57 (11.73%) Git (software)
18 56 (11.52%) Continuous Integration
19 54 (11.11%) AWS
20 52 (10.70%) Linux
21 51 (10.49%) SQL Server
21 51 (10.49%) Microservices
22 50 (10.29%) Mathematics
23 49 (10.08%) Scrum
24 47 (9.67%) Oracle

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 32 (6.58%) Apache Spark
2 27 (5.56%) Apache
3 12 (2.47%) Tomcat
4 11 (2.26%) Confluence
4 11 (2.26%) WebLogic
5 9 (1.85%) WebSphere
6 8 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (1.44%) JBoss
8 6 (1.23%) CMS
8 6 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (1.03%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 5 (1.03%) IIS
9 5 (1.03%) SharePoint
10 4 (0.82%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.82%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.62%) Appian
11 3 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.62%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 19 (3.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (2.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (2.06%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (1.65%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.62%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.21%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.82%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.41%) Hyperion Planning
2 2 (0.41%) Social Studio
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 84 (17.28%) Azure
2 54 (11.11%) AWS
3 29 (5.97%) GCP
4 26 (5.35%) SaaS
5 18 (3.70%) Serverless
6 16 (3.29%) IaaS
7 15 (3.09%) PaaS
8 13 (2.67%) Power Platform
9 11 (2.26%) Azure Active Directory
10 10 (2.06%) Azure Functions
10 10 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (2.06%) GitHub
11 9 (1.85%) OpenShift
12 7 (1.44%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (1.44%) Office 365
13 5 (1.03%) Stackdriver
14 4 (0.82%) Apigee
14 4 (0.82%) Boomi
15 3 (0.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 3 (0.62%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.32%) Firewall
2 19 (3.91%) HTTP
3 12 (2.47%) DNS
4 11 (2.26%) Internet
4 11 (2.26%) RS-232
4 11 (2.26%) RS-485
5 10 (2.06%) WAN
6 9 (1.85%) TCP/IP
7 8 (1.65%) DHCP
8 7 (1.44%) LAN
9 5 (1.03%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (0.82%) Skype
10 4 (0.82%) SSL
10 4 (0.82%) VPN
10 4 (0.82%) Wireshark
11 3 (0.62%) BGP
11 3 (0.62%) Bluetooth
11 3 (0.62%) Network Security
11 3 (0.62%) SMTP
11 3 (0.62%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (11.93%) Big Data
2 51 (10.49%) SQL Server
3 39 (8.02%) Hadoop
4 29 (5.97%) Relational Database
5 26 (5.35%) MongoDB
6 18 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
6 18 (3.70%) MySQL
7 17 (3.50%) Apache Hive
8 16 (3.29%) HBase
9 15 (3.09%) Oracle Database
10 13 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
10 13 (2.67%) Power BI
11 11 (2.26%) Apache Cassandra
11 11 (2.26%) NoSQL
12 10 (2.06%) Azure SQL Database
12 10 (2.06%) Cosmos DB
13 6 (1.23%) Oracle Database 12c
13 6 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (1.23%) SQLite
14 5 (1.03%) Jackrabbit
Development Applications
1 57 (11.73%) Git (software)
2 41 (8.44%) Jenkins
3 33 (6.79%) Maven
4 29 (5.97%) JIRA
5 16 (3.29%) JUnit
6 14 (2.88%) Mockito
7 13 (2.67%) IBM UrbanCode
7 13 (2.67%) Sonatype Nexus
8 11 (2.26%) JMeter
8 11 (2.26%) Selenium
9 10 (2.06%) Ant
9 10 (2.06%) Cucumber
9 10 (2.06%) Gradle
10 9 (1.85%) Burp Suite
10 9 (1.85%) Grunt
11 8 (1.65%) git-flow
12 7 (1.44%) Bower
12 7 (1.44%) gulp
12 7 (1.44%) Subversion
13 6 (1.23%) Clang
General
1 103 (21.19%) Finance
2 34 (7.00%) Banking
3 26 (5.35%) Front Office
4 23 (4.73%) Public Sector
5 22 (4.53%) Back Office
6 17 (3.50%) Investment Banking
7 14 (2.88%) Financial Institution
7 14 (2.88%) Marketing
7 14 (2.88%) Telecoms
8 13 (2.67%) Retail
9 9 (1.85%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.23%) Games
11 5 (1.03%) Legal
12 4 (0.82%) Advertising
12 4 (0.82%) Electronics
12 4 (0.82%) French Language
12 4 (0.82%) German Language
12 4 (0.82%) Military
13 3 (0.62%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.41%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 215 (44.24%) Developer
2 48 (9.88%) Java Developer
3 32 (6.58%) Software Engineer
4 30 (6.17%) Architect
5 29 (5.97%) Analyst
6 28 (5.76%) Senior Developer
7 26 (5.35%) .NET Developer
8 25 (5.14%) C# Developer
9 23 (4.73%) PHP Developer
10 22 (4.53%) Consultant
11 18 (3.70%) Data Engineer
11 18 (3.70%) Python Developer
12 16 (3.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 15 (3.09%) Java Engineer
14 14 (2.88%) Big Data Engineer
14 14 (2.88%) Software Developer
15 13 (2.67%) Electronic Trading Developer
16 12 (2.47%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
16 12 (2.47%) Embedded Engineer
16 12 (2.47%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (13.17%) HTML
2 60 (12.35%) React
2 60 (12.35%) Web Services
3 58 (11.93%) CSS
4 46 (9.47%) AngularJS
5 45 (9.26%) .NET
5 45 (9.26%) REST
5 45 (9.26%) XML
6 40 (8.23%) JSON
7 39 (8.02%) RESTful
8 38 (7.82%) Kafka
9 35 (7.20%) Spring
10 23 (4.73%) Laravel
11 21 (4.32%) HTML5
11 21 (4.32%) Node.js
12 20 (4.12%) ASP.NET
12 20 (4.12%) J2EE
13 19 (3.91%) .NET Framework
14 16 (3.29%) Entity Framework
14 16 (3.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 72 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (9.47%) Management Information System
3 42 (8.64%) User Experience
4 41 (8.44%) Mobile App
5 27 (5.56%) Data Structures
6 26 (5.35%) Self-Motivation
7 24 (4.94%) Enterprise Software
8 19 (3.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 17 (3.50%) Algorithms
10 15 (3.09%) Greenfield Project
11 13 (2.67%) Linux Command Line
12 11 (2.26%) Data Centre
12 11 (2.26%) Embedded Systems
12 11 (2.26%) Public Cloud
13 9 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
14 7 (1.44%) Smartphone
14 7 (1.44%) Video\Live Streaming
14 7 (1.44%) Virtual Team
15 6 (1.23%) Life Science
15 6 (1.23%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 52 (10.70%) Linux
2 32 (6.58%) Windows
3 24 (4.94%) Unix
4 16 (3.29%) Apple iOS
5 13 (2.67%) Android
6 12 (2.47%) Windows Server
7 7 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.41%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.21%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 478 (98.35%) Computer Science
2 185 (38.07%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (19.14%) Software Engineering
4 66 (13.58%) Problem-Solving
5 61 (12.55%) TDD
6 60 (12.35%) DevOps
7 56 (11.52%) Continuous Integration
8 51 (10.49%) Microservices
9 50 (10.29%) Mathematics
10 49 (10.08%) Scrum
11 47 (9.67%) Open Source
12 40 (8.23%) Analytics
13 34 (7.00%) BDD
13 34 (7.00%) Multithreading
14 32 (6.58%) Test Automation
15 31 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
16 29 (5.97%) ETL
17 28 (5.76%) Configuration Management
17 28 (5.76%) Risk Management
17 28 (5.76%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 154 (31.69%) Java
2 140 (28.81%) JavaScript
3 122 (25.10%) SQL
4 84 (17.28%) Python
5 75 (15.43%) C#
6 41 (8.44%) C++
7 37 (7.61%) C
8 31 (6.38%) PHP
8 31 (6.38%) Scala
9 16 (3.29%) Ruby
9 16 (3.29%) T-SQL
10 14 (2.88%) PowerShell
11 11 (2.26%) Java 8
11 11 (2.26%) PL/SQL
11 11 (2.26%) TypeScript
12 10 (2.06%) Objective-C
13 9 (1.85%) Kotlin
14 8 (1.65%) Shell Script
15 7 (1.44%) Perl
15 7 (1.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 481 (98.97%) Degree
2 41 (8.44%) Master's Degree
3 34 (7.00%) Security Cleared
4 24 (4.94%) SC Cleared
5 18 (3.70%) CISSP
6 15 (3.09%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (2.67%) GIAC
7 13 (2.67%) SANS
8 12 (2.47%) Numerate Degree
9 11 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (2.06%) CCNA
10 10 (2.06%) CISM
11 9 (1.85%) CLAS
11 9 (1.85%) TOGAF Certification
12 7 (1.44%) MCSE
13 6 (1.23%) CCNP
13 6 (1.23%) CISA
14 5 (1.03%) MCP
14 5 (1.03%) PhD
15 4 (0.82%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (6.38%) QA
2 17 (3.50%) GDPR
3 12 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 8 (1.65%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.82%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.62%) NIST
7 3 (0.62%) NIST 800
7 3 (0.62%) SLA
8 2 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.41%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.21%) FISMA
9 1 (0.21%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 1 (0.21%) PMO
System Software
1 36 (7.41%) Docker
2 25 (5.14%) Active Directory
3 16 (3.29%) HDFS
4 10 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.82%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.82%) vSphere
7 3 (0.62%) NFS
7 3 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.62%) XenApp
8 2 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.21%) etcd
Systems Management
1 33 (6.79%) Kubernetes
2 22 (4.53%) Ansible
3 16 (3.29%) Terraform
4 14 (2.88%) Puppet
5 13 (2.67%) Hadoop YARN
6 9 (1.85%) Nessus
6 9 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (1.03%) Kibana
7 5 (1.03%) logstash
8 3 (0.62%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.62%) Nagios
8 3 (0.62%) SCCM
9 2 (0.41%) Mesos
9 2 (0.41%) NSN NetAct
9 2 (0.41%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.21%) CloudHub
10 1 (0.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.21%) Grafana
10 1 (0.21%) Graphite
10 1 (0.21%) QRadar
Vendors
1 61 (12.55%) Microsoft
2 47 (9.67%) Oracle
3 17 (3.50%) Google
4 16 (3.29%) Salesforce.com
5 15 (3.09%) Cisco
6 14 (2.88%) Tableau
7 13 (2.67%) Hortonworks
7 13 (2.67%) Red Hat
8 11 (2.26%) VMware
9 10 (2.06%) McAfee
9 10 (2.06%) Xamarin
10 9 (1.85%) Qualys
10 9 (1.85%) Rapid7
10 9 (1.85%) Splunk
11 8 (1.65%) Citrix
12 7 (1.44%) Dell
13 6 (1.23%) Adobe
14 5 (1.03%) Dynatrace
14 5 (1.03%) MuleSoft
15 4 (0.82%) Mashery