Period
to 2 July 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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 272 343 308
Rank change year-on-year +71 -35 +8
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 375 676 852
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.91% 0.73% 0.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.78% 3.87% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 394 543
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £264
90th Percentile £723 £650 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £448 £390
% change year-on-year +6.15% +14.74% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 25 37
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +35.48% +12.73%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.93 £31.00
% change year-on-year +52.64% -26.03% +12.73%

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 9,919 17,450 19,291
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.03% 18.88% 18.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,876 10,515 11,543
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £240
90th Percentile £638 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £413
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 498 823 902
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £24.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +42.71% -18.25%
10th Percentile £15.85 £12.86 £12.63
90th Percentile £57.00 £54.35 £50.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +40.00% -20.63%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 2 July 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 +75 332 £505 +3.06% 182
London +90 205 £538 +4.88% 81
UK excluding London +83 157 £475 +6.15% 114
South West +67 44 £723 +75.24% 17
South East +73 30 £475 -1.55% 29
Scotland +65 29 £450 +22.45% 7
North of England +90 23 £475 +17.28% 25
North West +71 17 £475 +11.76% 16
Midlands +64 14 £350 -26.32% 11
Work from Home -15 14 £275 -48.84% 17
East of England +48 13 £393 -12.78% 19
West Midlands +51 8 £538 +10.26% 9
Yorkshire +66 6 £650 +68.83% 4
East Midlands +45 6 £325 -31.58% 2
Northern Ireland +9 5 £383 -23.50% 4
Wales +37 1 £175 -53.33% 2

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 373 (99.47%) Degree
2 367 (97.87%) Computer Science
3 158 (42.13%) Agile Software Development
4 128 (34.13%) Java
5 92 (24.53%) SQL
5 92 (24.53%) Finance
6 90 (24.00%) JavaScript
7 89 (23.73%) Azure
8 79 (21.07%) DevOps
9 74 (19.73%) Python
10 68 (18.13%) AWS
11 67 (17.87%) C#
12 66 (17.60%) CSS
13 65 (17.33%) HTML
14 64 (17.07%) SQL Server
15 60 (16.00%) Open Source
16 59 (15.73%) Analytical Skills
17 57 (15.20%) Microsoft
18 53 (14.13%) AngularJS
18 53 (14.13%) Problem-Solving
19 52 (13.87%) Web Services
19 52 (13.87%) Banking
20 46 (12.27%) TDD
21 45 (12.00%) Git (software)
21 45 (12.00%) Oracle
22 44 (11.73%) Software Engineering
23 42 (11.20%) Linux
23 42 (11.20%) Microservices
24 39 (10.40%) GCP
24 39 (10.40%) 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 22 (5.87%) Apache Spark
2 17 (4.53%) Apache
3 9 (2.40%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.13%) WebSphere
5 7 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (1.87%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.60%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.33%) IIS
8 4 (1.07%) JBoss
8 4 (1.07%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.80%) Confluence
10 2 (0.53%) Appian
10 2 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.53%) SAS
11 1 (0.27%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.27%) CMS
11 1 (0.27%) Headless CMS
11 1 (0.27%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (3.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (2.40%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (1.87%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.07%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.80%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.27%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 2 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.53%) Hyperion Planning
1 2 (0.53%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.27%) FLEXCUBE
2 1 (0.27%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.27%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 89 (23.73%) Azure
2 68 (18.13%) AWS
3 39 (10.40%) GCP
4 24 (6.40%) SaaS
5 17 (4.53%) PaaS
6 16 (4.27%) IaaS
7 15 (4.00%) GitHub
8 10 (2.67%) Stackdriver
9 8 (2.13%) Power Platform
10 7 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (1.87%) Serverless
11 6 (1.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 6 (1.60%) Datadog
12 4 (1.07%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (1.07%) Office 365
13 3 (0.80%) Azure LUIS
13 3 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
13 3 (0.80%) Logic Apps
14 2 (0.53%) Azure Functions
14 2 (0.53%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.67%) DNS
2 9 (2.40%) Internet
3 7 (1.87%) Firewall
3 7 (1.87%) HTTP
4 4 (1.07%) Broadband
4 4 (1.07%) DHCP
4 4 (1.07%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.07%) VPN
4 4 (1.07%) Wireless
5 3 (0.80%) 3G
5 3 (0.80%) 4G
5 3 (0.80%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (0.80%) SNMP
5 3 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.53%) 2G
6 2 (0.53%) 5G
6 2 (0.53%) DOCSIS
6 2 (0.53%) NFC
6 2 (0.53%) SSH
6 2 (0.53%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (17.07%) SQL Server
2 34 (9.07%) Big Data
3 25 (6.67%) MySQL
4 22 (5.87%) Relational Database
5 16 (4.27%) Hadoop
6 11 (2.93%) NoSQL
7 10 (2.67%) Apache Hive
8 9 (2.40%) Apache Cassandra
8 9 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (2.13%) HBase
9 8 (2.13%) MongoDB
10 7 (1.87%) Oracle Database
10 7 (1.87%) Power BI
10 7 (1.87%) RDBMS
10 7 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.80%) Bigtable
13 3 (0.80%) Snowflake Schema
13 3 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 45 (12.00%) Git (software)
2 20 (5.33%) Maven
3 19 (5.07%) Jenkins
4 14 (3.73%) JIRA
5 13 (3.47%) JUnit
6 9 (2.40%) git-flow
6 9 (2.40%) Selenium
7 8 (2.13%) JMeter
8 7 (1.87%) Artifactory
8 7 (1.87%) IBM UrbanCode
8 7 (1.87%) Mockito
8 7 (1.87%) Sonatype Nexus
8 7 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (1.60%) Ant
9 6 (1.60%) Gradle
9 6 (1.60%) Subversion
10 5 (1.33%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (1.33%) TeamCity
10 5 (1.33%) Visual Studio
11 4 (1.07%) GitLab
General
1 92 (24.53%) Finance
2 52 (13.87%) Banking
3 26 (6.93%) Front Office
3 26 (6.93%) Investment Banking
4 24 (6.40%) Public Sector
5 13 (3.47%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.87%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.60%) French Language
7 6 (1.60%) German Language
8 5 (1.33%) Back Office
8 5 (1.33%) Legal
9 4 (1.07%) Electronics
9 4 (1.07%) Games
9 4 (1.07%) Marketing
10 3 (0.80%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.53%) Law
11 2 (0.53%) Private Banking
11 2 (0.53%) Publishing
11 2 (0.53%) Retail
Job Titles
1 172 (45.87%) Developer
2 38 (10.13%) Java Developer
3 28 (7.47%) C# Developer
4 26 (6.93%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 23 (6.13%) Analyst
6 20 (5.33%) Senior Developer
7 18 (4.80%) Python Developer
8 17 (4.53%) Systems Analyst
9 16 (4.27%) Front Office Developer
10 15 (4.00%) Data Engineer
11 13 (3.47%) .NET Developer
11 13 (3.47%) Support Engineer
12 12 (3.20%) Architect
12 12 (3.20%) Business Systems Analyst
12 12 (3.20%) DevOps Engineer
12 12 (3.20%) Electronic Trading Developer
12 12 (3.20%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
12 12 (3.20%) Lead Developer
13 11 (2.93%) EDI Analyst
13 11 (2.93%) EDI Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (17.60%) CSS
2 65 (17.33%) HTML
3 53 (14.13%) AngularJS
4 52 (13.87%) Web Services
5 36 (9.60%) .NET
6 33 (8.80%) REST
7 30 (8.00%) Node.js
8 24 (6.40%) RESTful
9 23 (6.13%) HTML5
10 22 (5.87%) React
11 21 (5.60%) XML
12 20 (5.33%) Leaflet
13 18 (4.80%) JSON
13 18 (4.80%) Spring
14 17 (4.53%) ASP.NET
14 17 (4.53%) J2EE
15 16 (4.27%) Kafka
16 13 (3.47%) .NET Framework
17 12 (3.20%) EDI
17 12 (3.20%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 59 (15.73%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (9.87%) Management Information System
3 24 (6.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 24 (6.40%) User Experience
4 22 (5.87%) Greenfield Project
5 21 (5.60%) Self-Motivation
6 16 (4.27%) Data Centre
7 14 (3.73%) Mobile App
8 13 (3.47%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (3.20%) Data Structures
10 10 (2.67%) Public Cloud
11 9 (2.40%) Linux Command Line
12 7 (1.87%) Algorithms
12 7 (1.87%) Hedge funds
12 7 (1.87%) Hybrid Cloud
12 7 (1.87%) Mobile Payment
12 7 (1.87%) Virtual Team
13 6 (1.60%) Fixed Income
14 5 (1.33%) Equities
14 5 (1.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 42 (11.20%) Linux
2 38 (10.13%) Unix
3 34 (9.07%) Windows
4 15 (4.00%) Android
5 13 (3.47%) Apple iOS
6 12 (3.20%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.80%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.53%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 367 (97.87%) Computer Science
2 158 (42.13%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (21.07%) DevOps
4 60 (16.00%) Open Source
5 53 (14.13%) Problem-Solving
6 46 (12.27%) TDD
7 44 (11.73%) Software Engineering
8 42 (11.20%) Microservices
9 39 (10.40%) Continuous Integration
9 39 (10.40%) OO
10 37 (9.87%) Scrum
11 36 (9.60%) Analytics
12 34 (9.07%) High Availability
12 34 (9.07%) Project Management
12 34 (9.07%) SDLC
12 34 (9.07%) Waterfall
13 33 (8.80%) Multithreading
14 30 (8.00%) Mathematics
15 28 (7.47%) ITIL
15 28 (7.47%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 128 (34.13%) Java
2 92 (24.53%) SQL
3 90 (24.00%) JavaScript
4 74 (19.73%) Python
5 67 (17.87%) C#
6 25 (6.67%) Scala
7 21 (5.60%) C++
8 16 (4.27%) T-SQL
9 15 (4.00%) PHP
10 14 (3.73%) Java 8
10 14 (3.73%) TypeScript
11 13 (3.47%) Shell Script
12 10 (2.67%) C
12 10 (2.67%) Kotlin
12 10 (2.67%) PowerShell
12 10 (2.67%) Ruby
13 8 (2.13%) Bash Shell
13 8 (2.13%) Perl
14 6 (1.60%) R
15 4 (1.07%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 373 (99.47%) Degree
2 33 (8.80%) Master's Degree
3 31 (8.27%) Security Cleared
4 22 (5.87%) SC Cleared
5 11 (2.93%) CISA
5 11 (2.93%) CISM
5 11 (2.93%) PMI Certification
5 11 (2.93%) PMP
6 9 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (2.13%) CISSP
8 6 (1.60%) PhD
9 5 (1.33%) AWS Certification
10 4 (1.07%) Numerate Degree
10 4 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.80%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.80%) GIAC
11 3 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.53%) CLAS
13 1 (0.27%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.40%) QA
2 12 (3.20%) PCI DSS
3 11 (2.93%) SLA
4 6 (1.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (1.33%) GDPR
5 5 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.53%) COBIT
6 2 (0.53%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.53%) FISMA
6 2 (0.53%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.53%) PMO
7 1 (0.27%) GMP
7 1 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.27%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.27%) NIST
7 1 (0.27%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 27 (7.20%) Docker
2 13 (3.47%) Active Directory
3 9 (2.40%) HDFS
4 5 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.53%) Squid
6 2 (0.53%) vSphere
7 1 (0.27%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.27%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 31 (8.27%) Kubernetes
2 16 (4.27%) Terraform
3 12 (3.20%) Ansible
4 7 (1.87%) Nagios
5 6 (1.60%) Hadoop YARN
6 5 (1.33%) Puppet
6 5 (1.33%) SCCM
7 3 (0.80%) Grafana
7 3 (0.80%) Kibana
7 3 (0.80%) Packer
8 2 (0.53%) Netcool
8 2 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.27%) CFEngine
9 1 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.27%) HP SiteScope
9 1 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.27%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.27%) Rancher
9 1 (0.27%) SCOM
9 1 (0.27%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 57 (15.20%) Microsoft
2 45 (12.00%) Oracle
3 28 (7.47%) Google
4 17 (4.53%) Splunk
5 10 (2.67%) Tableau
6 9 (2.40%) VMware
7 8 (2.13%) Citrix
7 8 (2.13%) ServiceNow
8 7 (1.87%) Dynatrace
9 6 (1.60%) Hortonworks
10 5 (1.33%) Ivanti
10 5 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (1.07%) Databricks
11 4 (1.07%) SAP
12 3 (0.80%) Cisco
12 3 (0.80%) HP
12 3 (0.80%) IBM
12 3 (0.80%) Sencha
12 3 (0.80%) Sybase
12 3 (0.80%) Zend