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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 20 May 2022 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
20 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 327 297 297
Rank change year-on-year -30 0 +52
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 704 485 415
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 0.84% 0.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.03% 4.09% 3.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 315 246
10th Percentile £363 £343 £344
25th Percentile £450 £406 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £825 £700 £723
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -5.26% - +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 12 6
10th Percentile £18.98 £23.42 £33.30
25th Percentile £33.44 £32.75 £36.76
Median hourly rate £46.25 £40.75 £47.45
Median % change year-on-year +13.50% -14.12% +63.62%
75th Percentile £49.50 £52.75 £52.13
90th Percentile £49.58 £59.65 £52.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £38.00 £38.20
% change year-on-year +18.42% -0.52% +66.59%

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 17,454 11,848 11,298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.77% 20.45% 23.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,631 7,746 7,253
10th Percentile £350 £305 £263
25th Percentile £430 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £490 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.16% +1.06%
75th Percentile £625 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £660 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 757 569 454
10th Percentile £14.25 £14.25 £14.75
25th Percentile £19.52 £19.00 £18.29
Median hourly rate £44.50 £37.00 £30.53
Median % change year-on-year +20.27% +21.21% +1.75%
75th Percentile £58.38 £50.72 £49.08
90th Percentile £67.50 £61.59 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.10 £34.54 £25.83
% change year-on-year +1.62% +33.75% -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 20 May 2022.

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 20 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Computer Science Degree in the UK

Computer Science Degree
Top 15 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 20 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -19 593 £550 +4.76% 296
London -32 366 £575 +4.55% 119
Work from Home -13 286 £550 +10.00% 140
UK excluding London -8 213 £450 -5.26% 197
South East -8 89 £433 -8.95% 47
East of England -11 33 £525 +5.53% 30
Scotland -22 24 £425 -3.41% 12
North of England -63 22 £475 +6.74% 33
South West -23 19 £563 -12.38% 26
Midlands -35 19 £463 -30.19% 41
North West -45 12 £634 +44.09% 13
East Midlands -15 11 £475 +31.03% 21
Yorkshire -28 10 £450 - 17
West Midlands -48 8 £375 -48.28% 20
Wales - 7 - - 6

For the 6 months to 20 May 2022, 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.

1 698 (99.15%) Degree
2 671 (95.31%) Computer Science
3 300 (42.61%) Social Skills
4 265 (37.64%) Agile
5 219 (31.11%) Java
6 171 (24.29%) SQL
7 168 (23.86%) Python
8 167 (23.72%) Finance
9 147 (20.88%) Azure
10 133 (18.89%) Problem-Solving
11 124 (17.61%) Analytical Skills
12 120 (17.05%) C#
13 114 (16.19%) Microsoft
14 113 (16.05%) JavaScript
15 109 (15.48%) Software Engineering
15 109 (15.48%) CI/CD
16 108 (15.34%) Scrum
17 107 (15.20%) AWS
18 105 (14.91%) DevOps
19 101 (14.35%) Test Automation
20 93 (13.21%) Linux
21 92 (13.07%) Git (software)
21 92 (13.07%) Microservices
22 91 (12.93%) Project Management
23 90 (12.78%) Management Information System
24 89 (12.64%) Mathematics
25 85 (12.07%) Analytics
26 82 (11.65%) C++
27 76 (10.80%) React
28 70 (9.94%) Kubernetes

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 25 (3.55%) Apache Spark
2 19 (2.70%) Confluence
3 13 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
4 12 (1.70%) Apache
5 11 (1.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 9 (1.28%) OpenStack
6 9 (1.28%) SharePoint
6 9 (1.28%) WebSphere
7 8 (1.14%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.85%) Apache Airflow
8 6 (0.85%) Camunda
8 6 (0.85%) Luigi
9 5 (0.71%) SAS
9 5 (0.71%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.57%) CMS
10 4 (0.57%) IIS
10 4 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.43%) Apache Qpid
11 3 (0.43%) Appian
11 3 (0.43%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 32 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (2.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.99%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.28%) CATIA
7 2 (0.28%) Simulink
7 2 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.71%) MoSes
2 4 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.28%) Maximo
3 2 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.28%) Oracle HRMS
3 2 (0.28%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.28%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
4 1 (0.14%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.14%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.14%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 1 (0.14%) SAP APO
4 1 (0.14%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.14%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.14%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 147 (20.88%) Azure
2 107 (15.20%) AWS
3 39 (5.54%) GCP
4 37 (5.26%) Serverless
5 24 (3.41%) Amazon S3
5 24 (3.41%) GitHub
6 22 (3.13%) AWS CloudFormation
6 22 (3.13%) AWS Lambda
7 19 (2.70%) Microsoft 365
7 19 (2.70%) Power Platform
8 16 (2.27%) SaaS
9 15 (2.13%) Amazon EMR
10 14 (1.99%) AWS Step Functions
10 14 (1.99%) PaaS
11 12 (1.70%) OpenShift
12 8 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
12 8 (1.14%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 7 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (0.99%) Azure Functions
13 7 (0.99%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.27%) DNS
2 21 (2.98%) TCP/IP
3 20 (2.84%) Firewall
4 18 (2.56%) Network Security
5 17 (2.41%) DHCP
5 17 (2.41%) LAN
5 17 (2.41%) Wireless
6 14 (1.99%) WAN
7 12 (1.70%) Internet
7 12 (1.70%) SAN
8 10 (1.42%) FTP
8 10 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (1.28%) HTTP
9 9 (1.28%) MPLS
10 8 (1.14%) 5G
10 8 (1.14%) NAS
11 7 (0.99%) BGP
11 7 (0.99%) OSPF
11 7 (0.99%) WLAN
12 6 (0.85%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (8.66%) SQL Server
2 51 (7.24%) PostgreSQL
3 46 (6.53%) NoSQL
4 35 (4.97%) Big Data
4 35 (4.97%) Data Warehouse
5 28 (3.98%) Relational Database
6 23 (3.27%) Hadoop
7 22 (3.13%) Data Lake
7 22 (3.13%) Redis
8 21 (2.98%) Amazon Redshift
8 21 (2.98%) MongoDB
9 17 (2.41%) Power BI
10 14 (1.99%) Apache Hive
11 13 (1.85%) DB2
12 12 (1.70%) Metadata
13 11 (1.56%) Tableau
14 10 (1.42%) Hazelcast
14 10 (1.42%) KDB
14 10 (1.42%) MySQL
15 9 (1.28%) GIS
Development Applications
1 92 (13.07%) Git (software)
2 61 (8.66%) Jenkins
3 53 (7.53%) JIRA
4 33 (4.69%) Maven
5 23 (3.27%) Cucumber
5 23 (3.27%) TeamCity
6 22 (3.13%) GitLab
7 21 (2.98%) JUnit
8 20 (2.84%) Bitbucket
9 17 (2.41%) Eclipse
9 17 (2.41%) Selenium
10 16 (2.27%) webpack
11 14 (1.99%) Gradle
11 14 (1.99%) Mockito
12 11 (1.56%) Cypress.io
12 11 (1.56%) JMeter
12 11 (1.56%) SonarQube
12 11 (1.56%) Sonatype Nexus
13 9 (1.28%) Concordion
13 9 (1.28%) JBehave
General
1 300 (42.61%) Social Skills
2 167 (23.72%) Finance
3 124 (17.61%) Analytical Skills
4 64 (9.09%) Front Office
5 60 (8.52%) Banking
6 32 (4.55%) Legal
7 30 (4.26%) Public Sector
8 29 (4.12%) Investment Banking
9 26 (3.69%) Presentation Skills
9 26 (3.69%) Telecoms
10 24 (3.41%) Financial Institution
11 20 (2.84%) Retail
12 18 (2.56%) Marketing
13 15 (2.13%) Documentation Skills
14 14 (1.99%) Pharmaceutical
15 12 (1.70%) French Language
16 9 (1.28%) Spanish Language
17 8 (1.14%) Organisational Skills
18 7 (0.99%) Electronics
18 7 (0.99%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 220 (31.25%) Developer
2 87 (12.36%) Java Developer
3 63 (8.95%) Analyst
4 51 (7.24%) Software Engineer
5 50 (7.10%) Data Engineer
6 49 (6.96%) Architect
7 32 (4.55%) Electronic Trading Developer
8 28 (3.98%) Low Latency Java Developer
9 27 (3.84%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
10 26 (3.69%) Senior Developer
11 19 (2.70%) Consultant
12 18 (2.56%) Scrum Master
13 17 (2.41%) .NET Developer
13 17 (2.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 16 (2.27%) Software Developer
15 15 (2.13%) .NET Software Engineer
15 15 (2.13%) AWS Engineer
15 15 (2.13%) Data Analyst
15 15 (2.13%) Project Manager
16 14 (1.99%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (10.80%) React
2 63 (8.95%) .NET
3 61 (8.66%) HTML
4 58 (8.24%) CSS
5 55 (7.81%) Node.js
6 51 (7.24%) REST
7 44 (6.25%) Kafka
7 44 (6.25%) RESTful
8 43 (6.11%) AngularJS
9 42 (5.97%) Spring
10 39 (5.54%) JSON
11 36 (5.11%) .NET Framework
12 30 (4.26%) HTML5
12 30 (4.26%) XML
13 29 (4.12%) ASP.NET Web API
14 28 (3.98%) Web Services
15 27 (3.84%) Middleware
16 23 (3.27%) Redux
16 23 (3.27%) Spring Boot
17 21 (2.98%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 90 (12.78%) Management Information System
2 57 (8.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 52 (7.39%) User Experience
4 51 (7.24%) Algorithms
5 44 (6.25%) Data Centre
5 44 (6.25%) Data Structures
6 26 (3.69%) Self-Motivation
7 22 (3.13%) Public Cloud
8 20 (2.84%) Fixed Income
8 20 (2.84%) Linux Command Line
9 19 (2.70%) Hedge funds
10 16 (2.27%) Virtual Team
11 15 (2.13%) Cloud Native
11 15 (2.13%) Derivative
12 14 (1.99%) IoT
13 13 (1.85%) Wiki
14 11 (1.56%) Mobile App
15 10 (1.42%) iSeries
16 9 (1.28%) Biotechnology
16 9 (1.28%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 93 (13.21%) Linux
2 70 (9.94%) Windows
3 39 (5.54%) Unix
4 24 (3.41%) Windows Server
5 23 (3.27%) Android
6 17 (2.41%) Apple iOS
7 9 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.85%) Mac OS X
10 5 (0.71%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.71%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.43%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.43%) zOS
12 2 (0.28%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2016
12 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2019
13 1 (0.14%) Alpine Linux
13 1 (0.14%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.14%) tvOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 671 (95.31%) Computer Science
2 265 (37.64%) Agile
3 133 (18.89%) Problem-Solving
4 109 (15.48%) CI/CD
4 109 (15.48%) Software Engineering
5 108 (15.34%) Scrum
6 105 (14.91%) DevOps
7 101 (14.35%) Test Automation
8 92 (13.07%) Microservices
9 91 (12.93%) Project Management
10 89 (12.64%) Mathematics
11 85 (12.07%) Analytics
12 57 (8.10%) Electronic Trading
13 56 (7.95%) Multithreading
14 55 (7.81%) Low Latency
15 51 (7.24%) OO
16 50 (7.10%) Business Intelligence
17 49 (6.96%) Data Science
18 48 (6.82%) Web Development
19 46 (6.53%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 219 (31.11%) Java
2 171 (24.29%) SQL
3 168 (23.86%) Python
4 120 (17.05%) C#
5 113 (16.05%) JavaScript
6 82 (11.65%) C++
7 61 (8.66%) Scala
8 44 (6.25%) TypeScript
9 36 (5.11%) PowerShell
10 27 (3.84%) C
10 27 (3.84%) Go
11 23 (3.27%) Bash
11 23 (3.27%) Ruby
12 21 (2.98%) Shell Script
13 17 (2.41%) ES6
14 12 (1.70%) Perl
15 9 (1.28%) Kotlin
16 8 (1.14%) R
17 7 (0.99%) Groovy
17 7 (0.99%) PHP
Qualifications
1 698 (99.15%) Degree
2 56 (7.95%) Master's Degree
3 43 (6.11%) Security Cleared
4 33 (4.69%) SC Cleared
5 27 (3.84%) Numerate Degree
6 22 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (2.98%) CISSP
8 20 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
9 19 (2.70%) AWS Certification
10 15 (2.13%) CCNP
11 14 (1.99%) PMI Certification
12 12 (1.70%) CISM
13 11 (1.56%) CCNA
14 10 (1.42%) CCIE
14 10 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (1.42%) PhD
14 10 (1.42%) PMP
15 9 (1.28%) ISTQB
15 9 (1.28%) MCSE
16 8 (1.14%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.26%) QA
2 21 (2.98%) GDPR
3 11 (1.56%) NIST
4 10 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (1.28%) Accessibility
6 7 (0.99%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.99%) SLA
7 4 (0.57%) COBIT
7 4 (0.57%) GxP
7 4 (0.57%) PMO
7 4 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.43%) DICOM
8 3 (0.43%) HL7
8 3 (0.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.28%) ISO 13485
9 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.28%) NCSC
9 2 (0.28%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.28%) WCAG
System Software
1 61 (8.66%) Docker
2 36 (5.11%) Active Directory
3 17 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (1.70%) vSphere
5 6 (0.85%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.71%) Firmware
6 5 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.71%) VMware NSX
7 4 (0.57%) HDFS
8 3 (0.43%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 3 (0.43%) Apache Flume
8 3 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.14%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.14%) RHEV
9 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 70 (9.94%) Kubernetes
2 37 (5.26%) Terraform
3 33 (4.69%) Ansible
4 16 (2.27%) Prometheus
5 12 (1.70%) Grafana
5 12 (1.70%) SCCM
6 9 (1.28%) Puppet
7 8 (1.14%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.71%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 5 (0.71%) CSIRT
9 5 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (0.71%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (0.71%) Nexpose
9 5 (0.71%) vCenter Server
10 4 (0.57%) CloudForms
10 4 (0.57%) Salt
10 4 (0.57%) vRealize
11 3 (0.43%) Hadoop YARN
11 3 (0.43%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 114 (16.19%) Microsoft
2 51 (7.24%) Oracle
3 31 (4.40%) VMware
4 28 (3.98%) Cisco
5 20 (2.84%) Google
6 16 (2.27%) ServiceNow
7 15 (2.13%) Adobe
7 15 (2.13%) Databricks
8 14 (1.99%) SAP
9 12 (1.70%) HP
9 12 (1.70%) Splunk
10 10 (1.42%) Citrix
10 10 (1.42%) IBM
11 9 (1.28%) Foundry
11 9 (1.28%) Palantir
11 9 (1.28%) Red Hat
12 8 (1.14%) ForgeRock
13 7 (0.99%) Aruba
13 7 (0.99%) CheckPoint
13 7 (0.99%) Juniper