Period
to 19 June 2018

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 June 2018 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 313 301 315
Rank change year-on-year -12 +14 +33
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 804 738 840
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 0.81% 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.26% 4.01% 3.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 468 564
UK median daily rate £450 £434 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +8.44% +3.23%
10th Percentile £260 £263 £258
90th Percentile £675 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £388 £333
% change year-on-year +0.65% +16.54% -4.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 38 12
UK median hourly rate £32.27 £27.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.35% -1.79% +17.50%
10th Percentile £15.98 £10.00 £19.77
90th Percentile £49.82 £52.50 £40.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £27.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year +12.73% -1.79% +11.02%

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 18,879 18,404 22,737
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.93% 20.24% 21.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,312 11,378 14,184
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £238 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £594 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.13% +4.58% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 844 940 836
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -7.69% +44.44%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.36 £30.74 £35.00
% change year-on-year -17.50% -12.19% +55.56%

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 June 2018.

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 June 2018.

Contractor 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 19 June 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
England -19 687 £475 +5.56% 662
London +3 455 £500 +4.44% 231
UK excluding London -23 330 £390 +0.65% 477
South East -47 93 £394 -1.56% 141
Scotland +6 87 £415 +10.67% 32
North of England -20 72 £310 -26.19% 88
Midlands -24 36 £490 +53.73% 69
North East +13 35 £300 -9.77% 4
North West -9 27 £350 +24.33% 55
East Midlands -6 18 £360 -10.00% 32
West Midlands -26 18 £575 +84.00% 37
South West -5 15 £388 +1.97% 44
East of England -21 14 £418 +26.52% 89
Northern Ireland +8 10 £432 -0.23% 4
Yorkshire -36 10 £413 -17.50% 29
Wales -5 5 £465 +16.25% 10

For the 6 months to 19 June 2018, 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.

1 804 (100.00%) Degree
2 776 (96.52%) Computer Science
3 286 (35.57%) Agile Software Development
4 240 (29.85%) Java
5 189 (23.51%) JavaScript
6 174 (21.64%) SQL
7 171 (21.27%) Finance
8 168 (20.90%) Problem-Solving
9 163 (20.27%) Windows
10 161 (20.02%) Microsoft
11 160 (19.90%) Python
12 139 (17.29%) Analytical Skills
13 134 (16.67%) Linux
14 128 (15.92%) CSS
15 124 (15.42%) Amazon AWS
16 119 (14.80%) C#
17 117 (14.55%) Software Engineering
18 114 (14.18%) HTML
18 114 (14.18%) Git (software)
19 110 (13.68%) Mathematics
20 100 (12.44%) .NET
21 97 (12.06%) C++
22 94 (11.69%) SQL Server
23 91 (11.32%) DevOps
24 90 (11.19%) Windows Server
25 89 (11.07%) Security Cleared
26 88 (10.95%) TDD
27 87 (10.82%) Unix
28 83 (10.32%) SDLC
29 82 (10.20%) OO

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 48 (5.97%) SharePoint
2 43 (5.35%) IIS
3 35 (4.35%) Apache Spark
4 34 (4.23%) Apache
5 30 (3.73%) SharePoint 2013
6 27 (3.36%) SharePoint 2010
6 27 (3.36%) SharePoint Server
7 24 (2.99%) OpenStack
8 19 (2.36%) Confluence
9 16 (1.99%) MS Exchange
9 16 (1.99%) Tomcat
10 14 (1.74%) Skype for Business
10 14 (1.74%) WebSphere
11 13 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
12 11 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
12 11 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
13 10 (1.24%) JBoss
13 10 (1.24%) nginx
13 10 (1.24%) WebLogic
14 9 (1.12%) CMS
Applications
1 35 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (3.11%) InfoPath
3 15 (1.87%) Microsoft Office
4 14 (1.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.75%) SPSS
6 5 (0.62%) Chatbot
7 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.37%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.37%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.25%) GIMP
10 1 (0.12%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.12%) HipChat
10 1 (0.12%) Maya
10 1 (0.12%) Revit
10 1 (0.12%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 6 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.50%) HFM
2 4 (0.50%) HiPortfolio
3 2 (0.25%) BASE24
3 2 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.25%) Magento
4 1 (0.12%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.12%) Primavera
4 1 (0.12%) Radian6
4 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.12%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 124 (15.42%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 48 (5.97%) Office 365
4 31 (3.86%) GitHub
5 24 (2.99%) PaaS
6 19 (2.36%) Serverless
7 18 (2.24%) AWS Lambda
8 17 (2.11%) SaaS
9 14 (1.74%) Amazon S3
10 13 (1.62%) AWS CloudFormation
11 12 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
12 10 (1.24%) Amazon SQS
13 9 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
13 9 (1.12%) OpenShift
14 8 (1.00%) IaaS
15 6 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
15 6 (0.75%) Google Analytics
15 6 (0.75%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
16 5 (0.62%) Adobe Analytics
16 5 (0.62%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 54 (6.72%) DNS
2 45 (5.60%) DHCP
3 33 (4.10%) HTTP
4 32 (3.98%) Firewall
5 24 (2.99%) NetScaler
6 21 (2.61%) Internet
7 18 (2.24%) VPN
8 17 (2.11%) SAN
8 17 (2.11%) TCP/IP
9 13 (1.62%) 3G
9 13 (1.62%) SSL
9 13 (1.62%) Wi-Fi
10 12 (1.49%) Skype
11 11 (1.37%) Intrusion Detection
11 11 (1.37%) WAN
12 10 (1.24%) LAN
13 9 (1.12%) IPsec
13 9 (1.12%) SNMP
14 8 (1.00%) Cisco IOS
14 8 (1.00%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (11.69%) SQL Server
2 63 (7.84%) Relational Database
3 60 (7.46%) Big Data
4 58 (7.21%) MySQL
5 48 (5.97%) PostgreSQL
6 41 (5.10%) NoSQL
7 33 (4.10%) MongoDB
8 32 (3.98%) Hadoop
9 28 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
10 22 (2.74%) Apache Cassandra
11 18 (2.24%) Redis
12 16 (1.99%) Apache Hive
12 16 (1.99%) Oracle Database
12 16 (1.99%) RDBMS
13 13 (1.62%) HBase
14 11 (1.37%) Data Lake
14 11 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 11 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 10 (1.24%) Amazon RDS
16 9 (1.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 114 (14.18%) Git (software)
2 69 (8.58%) Jenkins
3 61 (7.59%) JIRA
4 40 (4.98%) JUnit
5 35 (4.35%) Cucumber
5 35 (4.35%) Visual Studio
6 34 (4.23%) Team Foundation Server
7 31 (3.86%) Selenium
8 30 (3.73%) Subversion
9 22 (2.74%) Maven
10 17 (2.11%) Bitbucket
11 16 (1.99%) Gradle
11 16 (1.99%) Mockito
12 13 (1.62%) Eclipse
13 12 (1.49%) webpack
14 11 (1.37%) GitLab
14 11 (1.37%) TeamCity
15 10 (1.24%) Ant
15 10 (1.24%) SpecFlow
16 8 (1.00%) Xcode
General
1 171 (21.27%) Finance
2 59 (7.34%) Banking
3 30 (3.73%) Front Office
4 26 (3.23%) Marketing
5 23 (2.86%) Telecoms
6 22 (2.74%) Investment Banking
7 16 (1.99%) Electronics
8 14 (1.74%) Retail
9 13 (1.62%) Games
10 8 (1.00%) Advertising
10 8 (1.00%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.00%) Legal
11 7 (0.87%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.75%) Publishing
12 6 (0.75%) Spanish Language
13 5 (0.62%) Turkish Language
14 4 (0.50%) French Language
15 3 (0.37%) Dutch Language
15 3 (0.37%) German Language
15 3 (0.37%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 313 (38.93%) Developer
2 98 (12.19%) Java Developer
3 61 (7.59%) Analyst
4 54 (6.72%) Architect
5 43 (5.35%) C# Developer
6 36 (4.48%) Senior Developer
7 30 (3.73%) Software Engineer
8 24 (2.99%) Security Engineer
9 23 (2.86%) DevOps Engineer
10 22 (2.74%) Consultant
11 21 (2.61%) .NET Developer
11 21 (2.61%) JavaScript Developer
11 21 (2.61%) Junior
11 21 (2.61%) Support Engineer
12 19 (2.36%) Full Stack Developer
12 19 (2.36%) Python Developer
12 19 (2.36%) SharePoint Engineer
13 18 (2.24%) Senior Java Developer
14 17 (2.11%) Design Engineer
15 16 (1.99%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (15.92%) CSS
2 114 (14.18%) HTML
3 100 (12.44%) .NET
4 82 (10.20%) Web Services
5 79 (9.83%) XML
6 65 (8.08%) Spring
7 62 (7.71%) RESTful
8 57 (7.09%) AngularJS
9 53 (6.59%) jQuery
10 50 (6.22%) REST
11 43 (5.35%) HTML5
11 43 (5.35%) Node.js
12 37 (4.60%) Kafka
13 36 (4.48%) JSON
14 35 (4.35%) React
15 28 (3.48%) SOAP
15 28 (3.48%) XSLT
16 24 (2.99%) .NET Framework
17 23 (2.86%) ASP.NET
18 22 (2.74%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 776 (96.52%) Computer Science
2 139 (17.29%) Analytical Skills
3 63 (7.84%) Mobile App
4 54 (6.72%) Management Information System
5 53 (6.59%) User Experience
6 48 (5.97%) Algorithms
7 39 (4.85%) Data Centre
8 37 (4.60%) Data Structures
9 36 (4.48%) Greenfield Project
10 30 (3.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 28 (3.48%) Self-Motivation
12 20 (2.49%) Fintech
13 19 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
13 19 (2.36%) PKI
14 14 (1.74%) Fat Client
14 14 (1.74%) Thin Client
15 12 (1.49%) Derivative
15 12 (1.49%) Fixed Income
15 12 (1.49%) Mobile Payment
16 11 (1.37%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 163 (20.27%) Windows
2 134 (16.67%) Linux
3 90 (11.19%) Windows Server
4 87 (10.82%) Unix
5 78 (9.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 60 (7.46%) Android
7 57 (7.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 53 (6.59%) Apple iOS
9 42 (5.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 17 (2.11%) Windows 7
11 16 (1.99%) Windows 10
12 13 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (1.49%) Windows 8
14 8 (1.00%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.62%) AIX
15 5 (0.62%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 4 (0.50%) Debian
16 4 (0.50%) Solaris
16 4 (0.50%) Windows Phone
16 4 (0.50%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 286 (35.57%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (20.90%) Problem-Solving
3 117 (14.55%) Software Engineering
4 110 (13.68%) Mathematics
5 91 (11.32%) DevOps
6 88 (10.95%) TDD
7 83 (10.32%) SDLC
8 82 (10.20%) OO
9 81 (10.07%) Test Automation
10 77 (9.58%) Analytics
11 74 (9.20%) Continuous Integration
12 71 (8.83%) ITIL
13 70 (8.71%) Project Management
14 68 (8.46%) Open Source
15 61 (7.59%) Scrum
16 54 (6.72%) Migration
16 54 (6.72%) Multithreading
17 44 (5.47%) High Availability
18 42 (5.22%) Machine Learning
18 42 (5.22%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 240 (29.85%) Java
2 189 (23.51%) JavaScript
3 174 (21.64%) SQL
4 160 (19.90%) Python
5 119 (14.80%) C#
6 97 (12.06%) C++
7 64 (7.96%) PowerShell
8 44 (5.47%) Java 8
9 36 (4.48%) Ruby
10 30 (3.73%) Perl
11 29 (3.61%) Bash Shell
12 22 (2.74%) Shell Script
13 19 (2.36%) Apple Swift
13 19 (2.36%) PL/SQL
13 19 (2.36%) Scala
14 17 (2.11%) Kotlin
15 16 (1.99%) ES8
15 16 (1.99%) R
16 15 (1.87%) C
16 15 (1.87%) PHP
Qualifications
1 804 (100.00%) Degree
2 89 (11.07%) Security Cleared
3 78 (9.70%) SC Cleared
4 73 (9.08%) Master's Degree
5 52 (6.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 38 (4.73%) Numerate Degree
7 33 (4.10%) MCSE
8 23 (2.86%) CISSP
9 17 (2.11%) BPSS Clearance
9 17 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (1.62%) CISM
10 13 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (1.37%) GIAC
12 10 (1.24%) CCNP
13 9 (1.12%) AWS Certification
13 9 (1.12%) ISEB
13 9 (1.12%) PhD
14 7 (0.87%) CCNA
14 7 (0.87%) CISA
14 7 (0.87%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (6.34%) QA
2 22 (2.74%) Data Quality
3 16 (1.99%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.87%) PMO
6 5 (0.62%) SLA
7 4 (0.50%) HIPAA
7 4 (0.50%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.37%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 3 (0.37%) GDPR
9 2 (0.25%) COBIT
9 2 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.25%) EMIR
9 2 (0.25%) GCP
9 2 (0.25%) IFRS
9 2 (0.25%) PSD2
9 2 (0.25%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.12%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.12%) MiFID
10 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 61 (7.59%) Active Directory
2 53 (6.59%) Docker
3 43 (5.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (4.60%) XenApp
5 25 (3.11%) XenDesktop
6 16 (1.99%) vSphere
7 15 (1.87%) Microsoft App-V
8 13 (1.62%) HDFS
9 10 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (1.24%) XenServer
10 9 (1.12%) Hyper-V
11 7 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (0.50%) Firmware
13 4 (0.50%) KVM
13 4 (0.50%) Xen
14 3 (0.37%) Apache Flume
14 3 (0.37%) VirtualBox
15 2 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 2 (0.25%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 44 (5.47%) Ansible
2 37 (4.60%) Opscode Chef
3 30 (3.73%) Puppet
4 22 (2.74%) Terraform
5 20 (2.49%) SCCM
6 18 (2.24%) Salt
7 15 (1.87%) Kubernetes
8 13 (1.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 10 (1.24%) Nagios
9 10 (1.24%) Oozie
10 7 (0.87%) CA Single Sign-On
11 6 (0.75%) HP ALM
12 5 (0.62%) Data Guard
12 5 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
13 4 (0.50%) AirWatch
13 4 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (0.50%) Packer
13 4 (0.50%) SAP Afaria
13 4 (0.50%) SCOM
13 4 (0.50%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 161 (20.02%) Microsoft
2 65 (8.08%) Oracle
3 56 (6.97%) VMware
4 55 (6.84%) Citrix
5 37 (4.60%) Google
6 36 (4.48%) Ivanti
7 29 (3.61%) HP
8 28 (3.48%) SAP
9 25 (3.11%) Salesforce.com
10 24 (2.99%) Splunk
11 23 (2.86%) Nintex
12 21 (2.61%) Apple
12 21 (2.61%) Cisco
13 19 (2.36%) Red Hat
14 15 (1.87%) Atlassian
14 15 (1.87%) IBM
15 12 (1.49%) CyberArk
15 12 (1.49%) Juniper
15 12 (1.49%) ThinPrint
16 10 (1.24%) Remedy