Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 291 305 299
Rank change year-on-year +14 -6 +47
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 934 882 877
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 0.85% 0.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.65% 4.53% 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 591 568
UK median daily rate £475 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.74% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £240
90th Percentile £675 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £365 £344
% change year-on-year +12.36% +6.18% -5.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 34 23
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £33.76 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.67% +53.45% -33.33%
10th Percentile £15.40 £12.90 £11.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £34.11 £28.00
% change year-on-year +17.27% +21.82% -25.33%

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 20,082 19,471 21,335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.07% 18.84% 20.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,940 11,963 13,352
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £240
90th Percentile £625 £610 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 964 886 859
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £25.69 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.15% -1.19% +4.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.24
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.75 £48.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £27.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -1.85% - +7.48%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 12 December 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 +24 876 £478 +6.11% 648
London -16 475 £500 - 231
UK excluding London +21 449 £410 +12.36% 468
South East -30 103 £450 +12.50% 139
North of England +30 94 £445 +48.33% 85
South West +17 79 £400 +23.08% 52
Midlands -2 72 £440 +37.50% 62
Yorkshire +34 55 £506 +39.66% 28
East of England +11 50 £404 +10.65% 81
Scotland -21 43 £413 +23.13% 29
East Midlands +14 37 £450 +23.71% 18
North West -3 36 £375 +25.00% 45
West Midlands -11 35 £430 +60.75% 44
Northern Ireland +23 7 £420 -6.67% 12
North East -16 3 £488 +65.25% 12
Wales -12 2 - - 9

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 933 (99.89%) Degree
2 896 (95.93%) Computer Science
3 371 (39.72%) Agile Software Development
4 273 (29.23%) Java
5 219 (23.45%) Finance
6 207 (22.16%) Python
7 196 (20.99%) JavaScript
8 182 (19.49%) SQL
9 173 (18.52%) C#
9 173 (18.52%) Software Engineering
10 164 (17.56%) DevOps
11 163 (17.45%) Problem-Solving
12 144 (15.42%) Analytical Skills
13 133 (14.24%) HTML
13 133 (14.24%) Linux
14 128 (13.70%) Microsoft
15 124 (13.28%) Amazon AWS
15 124 (13.28%) Docker
16 123 (13.17%) OO
17 118 (12.63%) CSS
18 117 (12.53%) Mathematics
19 110 (11.78%) C++
20 109 (11.67%) TDD
21 108 (11.56%) .NET
22 105 (11.24%) Git (software)
22 105 (11.24%) Microsoft Azure
23 101 (10.81%) Windows
24 95 (10.17%) Analytics
24 95 (10.17%) Master's Degree
25 94 (10.06%) 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 56 (6.00%) Apache Spark
2 32 (3.43%) Apache
3 27 (2.89%) CMS
4 25 (2.68%) Elasticsearch
5 22 (2.36%) IIS
5 22 (2.36%) SharePoint
6 16 (1.71%) Ethereum
6 16 (1.71%) Hyperledger
6 16 (1.71%) Tomcat
7 15 (1.61%) SAS
7 15 (1.61%) WebSphere
8 14 (1.50%) Confluence
8 14 (1.50%) nginx
9 12 (1.28%) Cloud Foundry
9 12 (1.28%) Jetty
9 12 (1.28%) Mongrel
10 11 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
11 9 (0.96%) Skype for Business
12 8 (0.86%) Apache Qpid
12 8 (0.86%) Drupal
Applications
1 25 (2.68%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (2.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.07%) Chatbot
5 6 (0.64%) InfoPath
5 6 (0.64%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.54%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.21%) Windchill
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.11%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.11%) GIMP
8 1 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (1.71%) Distributed Ledger
2 13 (1.39%) R3 Corda
2 13 (1.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.86%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.43%) Endur
5 2 (0.21%) Actimize
5 2 (0.21%) Magento
5 2 (0.21%) MetaTrader
5 2 (0.21%) Sonata
6 1 (0.11%) Eikon
6 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.11%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.11%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 124 (13.28%) Amazon AWS
2 105 (11.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (4.28%) Office 365
4 35 (3.75%) AWS CloudFormation
5 33 (3.53%) Google Cloud Platform
6 30 (3.21%) Serverless
6 30 (3.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 29 (3.10%) Cloud Computing
8 26 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
8 26 (2.78%) Amazon S3
9 23 (2.46%) AWS Lambda
9 23 (2.46%) GitHub
10 20 (2.14%) Amazon ELB
11 19 (2.03%) IaaS
11 19 (2.03%) PaaS
12 16 (1.71%) Mimecast
13 14 (1.50%) SaaS
13 14 (1.50%) Sumo Logic
14 9 (0.96%) Azure Data Factory
14 9 (0.96%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 56 (6.00%) Firewall
2 31 (3.32%) HTTP
3 30 (3.21%) LAN
4 28 (3.00%) DNS
5 24 (2.57%) Internet
6 23 (2.46%) WAN
7 21 (2.25%) MPLS
8 19 (2.03%) VPN
9 17 (1.82%) BGP
9 17 (1.82%) OSPF
10 12 (1.28%) TCP/IP
10 12 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (1.07%) Network Security
12 9 (0.96%) SSL
13 8 (0.86%) Bluetooth
13 8 (0.86%) DHCP
13 8 (0.86%) IP Telephony
13 8 (0.86%) Wireless
14 7 (0.75%) NAS
14 7 (0.75%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (10.06%) SQL Server
2 70 (7.49%) Big Data
3 62 (6.64%) Hadoop
4 56 (6.00%) NoSQL
5 54 (5.78%) Relational Database
6 43 (4.60%) Data Warehouse
6 43 (4.60%) PostgreSQL
7 34 (3.64%) Redis
8 32 (3.43%) MySQL
9 30 (3.21%) MongoDB
10 22 (2.36%) Amazon RDS
11 20 (2.14%) Blockchain
12 19 (2.03%) Data Mining
12 19 (2.03%) HBase
12 19 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 18 (1.93%) Apache Hive
14 17 (1.82%) RDBMS
15 16 (1.71%) Data Lake
15 16 (1.71%) Oracle Database
16 15 (1.61%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 105 (11.24%) Git (software)
2 90 (9.64%) Jenkins
3 70 (7.49%) Maven
4 51 (5.46%) Selenium
5 43 (4.60%) JIRA
6 40 (4.28%) Gradle
7 30 (3.21%) Visual Studio
8 29 (3.10%) JUnit
9 25 (2.68%) Vagrant
10 24 (2.57%) TeamCity
11 23 (2.46%) Ant
12 21 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
13 17 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 16 (1.71%) Cucumber
14 16 (1.71%) Eclipse
15 12 (1.28%) CruiseControl
15 12 (1.28%) IntelliJ
15 12 (1.28%) MSBuild
16 11 (1.18%) Mockito
16 11 (1.18%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 219 (23.45%) Finance
2 59 (6.32%) Banking
3 44 (4.71%) Telecoms
4 34 (3.64%) Marketing
4 34 (3.64%) Retail
5 25 (2.68%) Electronics
5 25 (2.68%) Investment Banking
6 23 (2.46%) Games
7 22 (2.36%) Manufacturing
8 21 (2.25%) Back Office
9 19 (2.03%) Front Office
10 18 (1.93%) Financial Institution
11 16 (1.71%) Legal
12 11 (1.18%) Advertising
13 8 (0.86%) German Language
13 8 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.64%) Mandarin Language
14 6 (0.64%) Publishing
15 4 (0.43%) Cantonese Language
15 4 (0.43%) French Language
Job Titles
1 367 (39.29%) Developer
2 124 (13.28%) Java Developer
3 85 (9.10%) Analyst
4 71 (7.60%) Software Engineer
5 52 (5.57%) Architect
6 42 (4.50%) Consultant
7 40 (4.28%) Tester
8 37 (3.96%) Senior Developer
9 35 (3.75%) .NET Developer
10 28 (3.00%) C# Developer
10 28 (3.00%) DevOps Engineer
11 27 (2.89%) Automation Tester
11 27 (2.89%) Azure Engineer
11 27 (2.89%) Business Analyst
11 27 (2.89%) Network Engineer
11 27 (2.89%) Python Developer
12 26 (2.78%) Data Engineer
12 26 (2.78%) Python Engineer
13 25 (2.68%) Agile Developer
13 25 (2.68%) Selenium Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (14.24%) HTML
2 118 (12.63%) CSS
3 108 (11.56%) .NET
4 85 (9.10%) Web Services
5 79 (8.46%) Spring
6 73 (7.82%) RESTful
7 72 (7.71%) Kafka
8 65 (6.96%) AngularJS
9 64 (6.85%) XML
10 60 (6.42%) REST
11 54 (5.78%) Node.js
12 46 (4.93%) JSON
12 46 (4.93%) React
13 44 (4.71%) HTML5
14 43 (4.60%) Spring Boot
15 30 (3.21%) ASP.NET
15 30 (3.21%) SOAP
16 27 (2.89%) RabbitMQ
16 27 (2.89%) Redux
17 26 (2.78%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 144 (15.42%) Analytical Skills
2 90 (9.64%) Algorithms
3 71 (7.60%) Mobile App
4 59 (6.32%) Management Information System
5 50 (5.35%) Data Structures
5 50 (5.35%) Self-Motivation
6 38 (4.07%) User Experience
7 32 (3.43%) Fintech
8 29 (3.10%) Greenfield Project
9 26 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
10 21 (2.25%) Blog
11 20 (2.14%) Cloud Native
12 18 (1.93%) Device Driver
13 16 (1.71%) Virtual Team
14 14 (1.50%) Bitcoin
14 14 (1.50%) Client/Server
14 14 (1.50%) Data Centre
15 13 (1.39%) Embedded Systems
16 12 (1.28%) iPad
16 12 (1.28%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 133 (14.24%) Linux
2 101 (10.81%) Windows
3 71 (7.60%) Unix
4 49 (5.25%) Apple iOS
5 48 (5.14%) Android
6 38 (4.07%) Windows Server
7 16 (1.71%) CentOS
8 14 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (1.28%) Debian
9 12 (1.28%) Fedora
9 12 (1.28%) Ubuntu
9 12 (1.28%) VMS
10 10 (1.07%) Windows 10
11 9 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (0.86%) Embedded Linux
12 8 (0.86%) Solaris
12 8 (0.86%) Windows 7
13 6 (0.64%) Oracle Linux
14 5 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 896 (95.93%) Computer Science
2 371 (39.72%) Agile Software Development
3 173 (18.52%) Software Engineering
4 164 (17.56%) DevOps
5 163 (17.45%) Problem-Solving
6 123 (13.17%) OO
7 117 (12.53%) Mathematics
8 109 (11.67%) TDD
9 95 (10.17%) Analytics
10 86 (9.21%) Test Automation
11 84 (8.99%) Scrum
12 83 (8.89%) Data Science
13 78 (8.35%) Microservices
14 72 (7.71%) Continuous Integration
15 67 (7.17%) SDLC
16 63 (6.75%) ITIL
17 62 (6.64%) Open Source
18 61 (6.53%) Mentoring
18 61 (6.53%) Project Management
19 59 (6.32%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 273 (29.23%) Java
2 207 (22.16%) Python
3 196 (20.99%) JavaScript
4 182 (19.49%) SQL
5 173 (18.52%) C#
6 110 (11.78%) C++
7 64 (6.85%) PowerShell
8 54 (5.78%) Java 8
9 52 (5.57%) C
10 40 (4.28%) Go
10 40 (4.28%) Perl
10 40 (4.28%) TypeScript
11 34 (3.64%) PHP
12 31 (3.32%) Scala
13 26 (2.78%) Apple Swift
14 24 (2.57%) R
15 22 (2.36%) Shell Script
16 21 (2.25%) Ruby
17 20 (2.14%) Bash Shell
18 16 (1.71%) Rust
Qualifications
1 933 (99.89%) Degree
2 95 (10.17%) Master's Degree
3 50 (5.35%) Security Cleared
4 37 (3.96%) CISSP
5 36 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (3.53%) SC Cleared
7 29 (3.10%) Microsoft Certification
8 24 (2.57%) CISA
9 22 (2.36%) CEH
9 22 (2.36%) Numerate Degree
10 21 (2.25%) GIAC
11 17 (1.82%) CCNA
12 16 (1.71%) CISM
12 16 (1.71%) CompTIA Security+
13 15 (1.61%) CCNP
13 15 (1.61%) ISTQB
14 14 (1.50%) ISEB
14 14 (1.50%) MCSE
15 13 (1.39%) PMI Certification
16 12 (1.28%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.07%) QA
2 12 (1.28%) GDPR
3 10 (1.07%) SLA
4 9 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.64%) HIPAA
5 6 (0.64%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.54%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.32%) GxP
7 3 (0.32%) PMO
8 2 (0.21%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.11%) Basel III
9 1 (0.11%) COBIT
9 1 (0.11%) ECSS
9 1 (0.11%) GAMP
9 1 (0.11%) GMP
9 1 (0.11%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.11%) MIL-STD-1553
9 1 (0.11%) PSD2
9 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 124 (13.28%) Docker
2 40 (4.28%) Active Directory
3 25 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (1.93%) Hyper-V
5 16 (1.71%) Apache Flume
6 15 (1.61%) VirtualBox
7 9 (0.96%) Oracle RAC
7 9 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (0.86%) HDFS
9 7 (0.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 7 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.54%) KVM
10 5 (0.54%) vSphere
10 5 (0.54%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.43%) Firmware
11 4 (0.43%) XenApp
12 3 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.32%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.21%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 72 (7.71%) Ansible
2 47 (5.03%) Terraform
3 44 (4.71%) Puppet
4 42 (4.50%) Opscode Chef
5 36 (3.85%) Kubernetes
6 21 (2.25%) Nagios
7 19 (2.03%) Kibana
7 19 (2.03%) logstash
8 17 (1.82%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 17 (1.82%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 16 (1.71%) SCCM
10 15 (1.61%) Packer
10 15 (1.61%) Salt
11 12 (1.28%) Graylog
12 7 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
13 5 (0.54%) Data Guard
13 5 (0.54%) Hadoop YARN
13 5 (0.54%) Oozie
13 5 (0.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 4 (0.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 128 (13.70%) Microsoft
2 82 (8.78%) Oracle
3 52 (5.57%) Google
4 42 (4.50%) Cisco
5 37 (3.96%) VMware
6 36 (3.85%) Splunk
7 26 (2.78%) SAP
8 23 (2.46%) Informatica
9 22 (2.36%) IBM
10 21 (2.25%) Red Hat
11 17 (1.82%) Alteryx
11 17 (1.82%) Citrix
11 17 (1.82%) Proofpoint
12 15 (1.61%) HP
12 15 (1.61%) Talend
13 13 (1.39%) Apple
14 12 (1.28%) AppDynamics
14 12 (1.28%) New Relic
15 11 (1.18%) F5
15 11 (1.18%) Tableau