Period
to 5 April 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 5 April 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
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 309 342 302
Rank change year-on-year +33 -40 +34
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 462 735 857
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 0.76% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.41% 3.90% 4.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 434 573
Median daily rate £503 £475 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.79% +6.03% +3.58%
10th Percentile £347 £313 £260
90th Percentile £679 £650 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 22 33
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.17 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.93% +4.03% +176.67%
10th Percentile £33.94 £15.55 £15.80
90th Percentile £52.28 £117.25 £51.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.09 £45.00
% change year-on-year +45.32% -46.48% +200.00%

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 13,560 18,846 19,580
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.02% 19.44% 19.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,192 11,378 11,863
Median daily rate £475 £454 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.63% +0.89% +5.88%
10th Percentile £255 £263 £235
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 660 863 868
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +36.84% -15.18%
10th Percentile £15.50 £12.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £57.00 £52.52 £50.08
Median hourly rate £34.00 £28.98 £25.00
% change year-on-year +17.34% +15.90% -10.95%

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 5 April 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 5 April 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 5 April 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 +29 416 £525 +10.53% 393
London +54 259 £550 +10.00% 174
UK excluding London +37 193 £450 +5.88% 256
South East +62 58 £475 -5.00% 63
South West +7 52 £463 +15.63% 42
Scotland +27 34 £425 - 22
North of England +57 22 £475 +26.67% 42
North West +33 14 £475 +25.00% 28
East of England +12 13 £396 +8.56% 40
Midlands +18 12 £400 -13.51% 32
Yorkshire +41 8 £580 +61.11% 7
East Midlands +13 7 £375 -16.67% 6
West Midlands +31 5 £425 -12.82% 26
Northern Ireland +3 3 £383 -20.52% 13
Work from Home -14 3 £488 +8.33% 20
Wales +24 1 £175 -46.15% 2

For the 6 months to 5 April 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.

1 461 (99.78%) Degree
2 452 (97.84%) Computer Science
3 180 (38.96%) Agile Software Development
4 157 (33.98%) Java
5 118 (25.54%) JavaScript
6 113 (24.46%) SQL
7 98 (21.21%) Azure
8 95 (20.56%) Finance
9 85 (18.40%) C#
10 82 (17.75%) Software Engineering
11 79 (17.10%) DevOps
12 78 (16.88%) HTML
13 76 (16.45%) Python
14 72 (15.58%) CSS
15 66 (14.29%) SQL Server
15 66 (14.29%) Microsoft
16 63 (13.64%) Web Services
16 63 (13.64%) Open Source
17 62 (13.42%) AWS
17 62 (13.42%) Analytical Skills
18 60 (12.99%) Continuous Integration
19 57 (12.34%) TDD
19 57 (12.34%) Microservices
19 57 (12.34%) AngularJS
20 56 (12.12%) Git (software)
20 56 (12.12%) Problem-Solving
21 51 (11.04%) Oracle
22 48 (10.39%) .NET
22 48 (10.39%) Big Data
23 47 (10.17%) Linux

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 28 (6.06%) Apache Spark
2 23 (4.98%) Apache
3 12 (2.60%) WebLogic
4 11 (2.38%) WebSphere
5 9 (1.95%) SharePoint
6 8 (1.73%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (1.52%) IIS
7 7 (1.52%) JBoss
7 7 (1.52%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.30%) CMS
9 5 (1.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (0.87%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.65%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.65%) SAS
12 2 (0.43%) ArcGIS
12 2 (0.43%) Confluence
12 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.43%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (4.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (2.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (1.08%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.87%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.43%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.22%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (1.08%) NetSuite
2 3 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.43%) Hyperion Planning
3 2 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.22%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 98 (21.21%) Azure
2 62 (13.42%) AWS
3 40 (8.66%) GCP
4 38 (8.23%) SaaS
5 24 (5.19%) IaaS
6 23 (4.98%) PaaS
7 18 (3.90%) GitHub
8 12 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (2.60%) Power Platform
9 10 (2.16%) Serverless
10 9 (1.95%) Stackdriver
11 7 (1.52%) Office 365
12 5 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
12 5 (1.08%) Azure Functions
13 4 (0.87%) Apigee
13 4 (0.87%) Boomi
14 3 (0.65%) Azure LUIS
14 3 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
14 3 (0.65%) OpenShift
15 2 (0.43%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.68%) Firewall
2 16 (3.46%) HTTP
3 12 (2.60%) DNS
4 10 (2.16%) Internet
4 10 (2.16%) RS-232
4 10 (2.16%) RS-485
5 7 (1.52%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.08%) DHCP
7 4 (0.87%) WAN
8 3 (0.65%) 3G
8 3 (0.65%) 4G
8 3 (0.65%) Bluetooth
8 3 (0.65%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (0.65%) NFC
8 3 (0.65%) SNMP
8 3 (0.65%) SSL
8 3 (0.65%) VPN
8 3 (0.65%) Wireshark
9 2 (0.43%) NetScaler
9 2 (0.43%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 48 (10.39%) Big Data
3 32 (6.93%) Hadoop
4 30 (6.49%) Relational Database
5 18 (3.90%) Apache Hive
6 16 (3.46%) MySQL
7 15 (3.25%) HBase
7 15 (3.25%) MongoDB
8 13 (2.81%) Oracle Database
9 12 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (2.38%) Power BI
11 10 (2.16%) NoSQL
12 9 (1.95%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (1.08%) Azure SQL Database
14 5 (1.08%) Cosmos DB
14 5 (1.08%) Jackrabbit
14 5 (1.08%) RDBMS
14 5 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 56 (12.12%) Git (software)
2 31 (6.71%) Jenkins
2 31 (6.71%) Maven
3 19 (4.11%) JUnit
4 15 (3.25%) JIRA
5 14 (3.03%) Mockito
6 13 (2.81%) IBM UrbanCode
7 12 (2.60%) git-flow
7 12 (2.60%) Selenium
7 12 (2.60%) Sonatype Nexus
8 11 (2.38%) Ant
9 10 (2.16%) Gradle
9 10 (2.16%) JMeter
10 9 (1.95%) Burp Suite
10 9 (1.95%) Grunt
11 8 (1.73%) Cucumber
11 8 (1.73%) Octopus Deploy
11 8 (1.73%) TeamCity
12 7 (1.52%) Artifactory
12 7 (1.52%) Bower
General
1 95 (20.56%) Finance
2 47 (10.17%) Banking
3 29 (6.28%) Public Sector
4 26 (5.63%) Front Office
5 25 (5.41%) Investment Banking
6 16 (3.46%) Telecoms
7 13 (2.81%) Retail
8 11 (2.38%) Financial Institution
9 9 (1.95%) Back Office
10 8 (1.73%) Marketing
11 7 (1.52%) Manufacturing
12 5 (1.08%) Games
12 5 (1.08%) Legal
13 3 (0.65%) Electronics
13 3 (0.65%) French Language
13 3 (0.65%) German Language
13 3 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.65%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.43%) Publishing
15 1 (0.22%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 185 (40.04%) Developer
2 50 (10.82%) Java Developer
3 34 (7.36%) C# Developer
4 27 (5.84%) Architect
5 23 (4.98%) Senior Developer
6 22 (4.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 22 (4.76%) Software Engineer
7 21 (4.55%) Consultant
8 20 (4.33%) Analyst
9 19 (4.11%) Data Engineer
10 18 (3.90%) .NET Developer
11 15 (3.25%) Front Office Developer
12 14 (3.03%) Electronic Trading Developer
12 14 (3.03%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
12 14 (3.03%) Support Engineer
13 13 (2.81%) Big Data Engineer
13 13 (2.81%) Low Latency Java Developer
14 12 (2.60%) C# .NET Developer
14 12 (2.60%) Python Developer
14 12 (2.60%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (16.88%) HTML
2 72 (15.58%) CSS
3 63 (13.64%) Web Services
4 57 (12.34%) AngularJS
5 48 (10.39%) .NET
6 44 (9.52%) REST
7 40 (8.66%) XML
8 33 (7.14%) JSON
8 33 (7.14%) React
8 33 (7.14%) RESTful
9 31 (6.71%) Spring
10 30 (6.49%) Kafka
11 27 (5.84%) J2EE
11 27 (5.84%) Node.js
12 25 (5.41%) HTML5
13 23 (4.98%) ASP.NET
14 19 (4.11%) .NET Framework
15 17 (3.68%) SOAP
16 16 (3.46%) Leaflet
17 15 (3.25%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 62 (13.42%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (10.17%) Management Information System
3 35 (7.58%) User Experience
4 24 (5.19%) Greenfield Project
5 23 (4.98%) Enterprise Software
5 23 (4.98%) Mobile App
6 22 (4.76%) Data Structures
7 19 (4.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 18 (3.90%) Self-Motivation
9 15 (3.25%) Public Cloud
10 14 (3.03%) Data Centre
10 14 (3.03%) Hybrid Cloud
11 11 (2.38%) Algorithms
11 11 (2.38%) Embedded Systems
12 10 (2.16%) Mobile Payment
13 8 (1.73%) Linux Command Line
14 7 (1.52%) Virtual Team
15 6 (1.30%) Hedge funds
16 5 (1.08%) Client/Server
16 5 (1.08%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 47 (10.17%) Linux
2 35 (7.58%) Windows
3 30 (6.49%) Unix
4 13 (2.81%) Windows Server
5 10 (2.16%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.95%) Android
7 6 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.87%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.43%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.22%) Debian
12 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2016
12 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 452 (97.84%) Computer Science
2 180 (38.96%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (17.75%) Software Engineering
4 79 (17.10%) DevOps
5 63 (13.64%) Open Source
6 60 (12.99%) Continuous Integration
7 57 (12.34%) Microservices
7 57 (12.34%) TDD
8 56 (12.12%) Problem-Solving
9 46 (9.96%) Scrum
10 42 (9.09%) Analytics
11 39 (8.44%) Multithreading
11 39 (8.44%) OO
12 38 (8.23%) Mathematics
13 36 (7.79%) SDLC
14 34 (7.36%) Front End Development
14 34 (7.36%) High Availability
14 34 (7.36%) Risk Management
15 32 (6.93%) Unit Testing
16 28 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 157 (33.98%) Java
2 118 (25.54%) JavaScript
3 113 (24.46%) SQL
4 85 (18.40%) C#
5 76 (16.45%) Python
6 35 (7.58%) C++
7 28 (6.06%) C
7 28 (6.06%) Scala
8 19 (4.11%) T-SQL
9 16 (3.46%) PHP
9 16 (3.46%) TypeScript
10 15 (3.25%) Java 8
10 15 (3.25%) Ruby
11 13 (2.81%) Kotlin
11 13 (2.81%) PowerShell
12 11 (2.38%) Shell Script
13 10 (2.16%) Perl
14 9 (1.95%) Objective-C
15 7 (1.52%) PL/SQL
16 6 (1.30%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 461 (99.78%) Degree
2 45 (9.74%) Master's Degree
3 34 (7.36%) Security Cleared
4 23 (4.98%) SC Cleared
5 15 (3.25%) CISSP
5 15 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (2.16%) CISA
6 10 (2.16%) CISM
6 10 (2.16%) GIAC
6 10 (2.16%) Numerate Degree
6 10 (2.16%) SANS
7 9 (1.95%) CLAS
7 9 (1.95%) TOGAF Certification
8 6 (1.30%) PhD
8 6 (1.30%) PMI Certification
8 6 (1.30%) PMP
9 5 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.87%) AWS Certification
10 4 (0.87%) MCP
10 4 (0.87%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.06%) QA
2 14 (3.03%) GDPR
3 12 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 7 (1.52%) PCI DSS
5 7 (1.52%) SLA
6 5 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.87%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.43%) FISMA
8 2 (0.43%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.43%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.22%) COBIT
9 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.22%) NIST
9 1 (0.22%) PMO
System Software
1 33 (7.14%) Docker
2 19 (4.11%) Active Directory
3 16 (3.46%) HDFS
4 10 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.87%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.87%) vSphere
7 3 (0.65%) XenApp
8 2 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.43%) NFS
8 2 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.22%) etcd
9 1 (0.22%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 37 (8.01%) Kubernetes
2 17 (3.68%) Terraform
3 16 (3.46%) Ansible
4 12 (2.60%) Hadoop YARN
5 9 (1.95%) Nessus
5 9 (1.95%) Puppet
6 5 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.87%) Kibana
7 4 (0.87%) SCCM
8 3 (0.65%) Grafana
8 3 (0.65%) Nagios
9 2 (0.43%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.43%) logstash
9 2 (0.43%) Netcool
9 2 (0.43%) NSN NetAct
9 2 (0.43%) Packer
10 1 (0.22%) CFEngine
10 1 (0.22%) Control-M
10 1 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 66 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 51 (11.04%) Oracle
3 22 (4.76%) Google
4 12 (2.60%) Hortonworks
4 12 (2.60%) Splunk
4 12 (2.60%) VMware
5 11 (2.38%) Citrix
5 11 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
5 11 (2.38%) Tableau
6 10 (2.16%) McAfee
7 9 (1.95%) Qualys
7 9 (1.95%) Rapid7
8 8 (1.73%) Cisco
8 8 (1.73%) Dynatrace
9 7 (1.52%) Adobe
9 7 (1.52%) Dell
10 6 (1.30%) Red Hat
10 6 (1.30%) SAP
11 5 (1.08%) Ivanti
11 5 (1.08%) Xamarin