Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 288 301 339
Rank change year-on-year +13 +38 -27
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 856 818 759
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.85% 0.85% 0.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.52% 4.15% 3.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 586 525 443
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £295 £271 £263
90th Percentile £659 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +7.14% -3.45% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 16 21
UK median hourly rate £33.76 £21.69 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.65% -42.16% -
10th Percentile £12.73 £11.13 £10.75
90th Percentile £48.75 £42.00 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.76 £23.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +46.78% -38.67% +85.19%

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 18,931 19,695 21,876
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.88% 20.39% 20.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,629 12,324 13,234
UK median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
10th Percentile £225 £250 £248
90th Percentile £614 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 839 862 1,032
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.50 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% +42.11%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -7.41% -1.82% +41.03%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 16 January 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 0 752 £450 +2.27% 806
London -7 481 £500 +5.26% 384
UK excluding London -14 348 £375 +7.14% 472
South East -7 121 £400 +4.92% 113
Scotland -36 60 £335 +1.52% 27
Midlands +13 59 £378 +17.97% 48
North of England -26 35 £319 -3.41% 86
South West +27 33 £325 -22.62% 38
West Midlands -1 31 £350 +10.24% 38
East Midlands +22 28 £388 +54.23% 10
East of England -32 24 £365 +4.29% 137
North West +12 22 £338 -17.68% 56
North East +2 11 £300 -9.09% 9
Northern Ireland - 11 £450 - 11
Wales +4 7 £425 +112.50% 12
Yorkshire +18 2 £363 -3.33% 21

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Computer Science Degree.

1 853 (99.65%) Degree
2 805 (94.04%) Computer Science
3 309 (36.10%) Agile Software Development
4 226 (26.40%) Finance
4 226 (26.40%) Java
5 179 (20.91%) Linux
6 169 (19.74%) JavaScript
7 161 (18.81%) C#
8 154 (17.99%) SQL
9 144 (16.82%) Scrum
10 138 (16.12%) HTML
10 138 (16.12%) Git (software)
11 135 (15.77%) Microsoft
12 134 (15.65%) TDD
13 127 (14.84%) Continuous Integration
14 124 (14.49%) Software Engineering
14 124 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
15 123 (14.37%) Python
16 115 (13.43%) CSS
17 114 (13.32%) C++
18 108 (12.62%) Test Automation
19 106 (12.38%) Windows
20 105 (12.27%) Web Services
20 105 (12.27%) SQL Server
21 104 (12.15%) AngularJS
22 102 (11.92%) .NET
23 99 (11.57%) QA
24 94 (10.98%) RESTful
24 94 (10.98%) Amazon AWS
24 94 (10.98%) BDD

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 26 (3.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 25 (2.92%) Apache Spark
3 23 (2.69%) Elasticsearch
4 22 (2.57%) OpenStack
5 21 (2.45%) SharePoint
6 19 (2.22%) Confluence
7 18 (2.10%) CMS
8 17 (1.99%) IIS
9 14 (1.64%) MS Exchange
10 11 (1.29%) Apache
11 10 (1.17%) Tomcat
12 8 (0.93%) Apache Solr
12 8 (0.93%) nginx
12 8 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
12 8 (0.93%) Skype for Business
13 7 (0.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 7 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
13 7 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
15 4 (0.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.17%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.47%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.23%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.23%) Simulink
7 1 (0.12%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 17 (1.99%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.35%) Radian6
3 3 (0.35%) SAP Hybris
3 3 (0.35%) Social Studio
4 2 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.23%) HiPortfolio
4 2 (0.23%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.12%) Infor LN
5 1 (0.12%) Magento
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.12%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 94 (10.98%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (7.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (3.97%) GitHub
4 32 (3.74%) Office 365
5 31 (3.62%) npm
6 17 (1.99%) OpenShift
7 14 (1.64%) PaaS
8 11 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (1.17%) SaaS
9 10 (1.17%) Serverless
10 9 (1.05%) IaaS
11 8 (0.93%) Amazon S3
12 6 (0.70%) Heroku
12 6 (0.70%) Mimecast
13 5 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
13 5 (0.58%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 5 (0.58%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 4 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
14 4 (0.47%) CloudFront
15 3 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 34 (3.97%) Internet
2 33 (3.86%) HTTP
3 29 (3.39%) Firewall
3 29 (3.39%) TCP/IP
4 24 (2.80%) DNS
5 22 (2.57%) LAN
5 22 (2.57%) WAN
6 15 (1.75%) VPN
7 13 (1.52%) DHCP
7 13 (1.52%) SAN
7 13 (1.52%) Wireless
8 12 (1.40%) LDAP
8 12 (1.40%) SSL
9 10 (1.17%) Bluetooth
9 10 (1.17%) Kerberos
10 9 (1.05%) FTP
10 9 (1.05%) SSH
11 8 (0.93%) NAS
12 7 (0.82%) BIG-IP
13 6 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (12.27%) SQL Server
2 59 (6.89%) Relational Database
3 53 (6.19%) NoSQL
4 50 (5.84%) Big Data
5 38 (4.44%) MySQL
6 31 (3.62%) MongoDB
7 28 (3.27%) Hadoop
8 24 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 23 (2.69%) Apache Cassandra
9 23 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
10 19 (2.22%) Oracle Database
10 19 (2.22%) Redis
11 18 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
12 15 (1.75%) HBase
13 13 (1.52%) Apache Hive
14 12 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 11 (1.29%) Power BI
15 11 (1.29%) RDBMS
16 8 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
16 8 (0.93%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 138 (16.12%) Git (software)
2 74 (8.64%) JIRA
3 64 (7.48%) Jenkins
4 54 (6.31%) Cucumber
5 39 (4.56%) gulp
6 37 (4.32%) webpack
7 36 (4.21%) GitLab
8 34 (3.97%) Selenium
9 31 (3.62%) Karma Test Runner
10 30 (3.50%) Bitbucket
10 30 (3.50%) Jasmine
11 29 (3.39%) Visual Studio
12 27 (3.15%) Protractor
13 26 (3.04%) Maven
13 26 (3.04%) Team Foundation Server
14 25 (2.92%) Mockito
15 24 (2.80%) TeamCity
16 22 (2.57%) Gradle
16 22 (2.57%) Subversion
17 18 (2.10%) Xcode
General
1 226 (26.40%) Finance
2 91 (10.63%) Banking
3 55 (6.43%) Front Office
4 36 (4.21%) Investment Banking
5 31 (3.62%) Telecoms
6 23 (2.69%) Electronics
7 21 (2.45%) Publishing
8 20 (2.34%) Marketing
9 19 (2.22%) Retail
10 17 (1.99%) Games
11 16 (1.87%) Financial Institution
12 14 (1.64%) Advertising
13 13 (1.52%) Automotive
14 11 (1.29%) Legal
15 8 (0.93%) Manufacturing
16 7 (0.82%) Italian Language
17 6 (0.70%) Spanish Language
18 5 (0.58%) Back Office
18 5 (0.58%) German Language
19 4 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 393 (45.91%) Developer
2 77 (9.00%) Java Developer
3 67 (7.83%) Analyst
4 63 (7.36%) Senior Developer
5 55 (6.43%) Software Engineer
6 51 (5.96%) C# Developer
7 42 (4.91%) Architect
8 35 (4.09%) Consultant
9 32 (3.74%) .NET Developer
9 32 (3.74%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 29 (3.39%) C++ Developer
10 29 (3.39%) Full Stack Developer
11 27 (3.15%) iOS Developer
12 25 (2.92%) Senior Java Developer
13 24 (2.80%) JavaScript Developer
14 23 (2.69%) Java Engineer
14 23 (2.69%) Python Developer
14 23 (2.69%) SQL Developer
15 21 (2.45%) Project Manager
15 21 (2.45%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (16.12%) HTML
2 115 (13.43%) CSS
3 105 (12.27%) Web Services
4 104 (12.15%) AngularJS
5 102 (11.92%) .NET
6 94 (10.98%) RESTful
7 91 (10.63%) HTML5
8 76 (8.88%) Spring
9 69 (8.06%) JSON
10 68 (7.94%) REST
11 47 (5.49%) XML
12 44 (5.14%) jQuery
13 41 (4.79%) ASP.NET
14 40 (4.67%) Sass
15 36 (4.21%) React
15 36 (4.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 35 (4.09%) FIX Protocol
16 35 (4.09%) Hibernate
16 35 (4.09%) WPF
17 34 (3.97%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 805 (94.04%) Computer Science
2 124 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (4.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 40 (4.67%) Mobile App
5 35 (4.09%) Algorithms
6 32 (3.74%) User Experience
7 29 (3.39%) Data Structures
7 29 (3.39%) Management Information System
8 19 (2.22%) Fintech
8 19 (2.22%) Virtual Team
9 17 (1.99%) Greenfield Project
10 16 (1.87%) Data Centre
11 14 (1.64%) Credit Risk
11 14 (1.64%) iPad
11 14 (1.64%) iPhone
12 13 (1.52%) Fixed Income
13 12 (1.40%) Derivative
14 11 (1.29%) Clustering
14 11 (1.29%) Replication
15 10 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 179 (20.91%) Linux
2 106 (12.38%) Windows
3 66 (7.71%) Unix
4 51 (5.96%) Android
5 43 (5.02%) Windows Server
6 41 (4.79%) Apple iOS
7 36 (4.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (2.10%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (1.17%) Windows 10
12 8 (0.93%) Solaris
13 7 (0.82%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.35%) CentOS
15 2 (0.23%) AIX
15 2 (0.23%) SUSE
15 2 (0.23%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.12%) Fedora
16 1 (0.12%) OpenVMS
16 1 (0.12%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 309 (36.10%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (16.82%) Scrum
3 134 (15.65%) TDD
4 127 (14.84%) Continuous Integration
5 124 (14.49%) Software Engineering
6 108 (12.62%) Test Automation
7 94 (10.98%) BDD
8 93 (10.86%) Mathematics
9 82 (9.58%) OO
10 73 (8.53%) SDLC
11 72 (8.41%) Multithreading
12 71 (8.29%) SOA
13 69 (8.06%) Project Management
14 66 (7.71%) ITIL
15 60 (7.01%) Open Source
16 59 (6.89%) DevOps
17 51 (5.96%) Microservices
18 50 (5.84%) Analytics
19 48 (5.61%) Electronic Trading
20 46 (5.37%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 226 (26.40%) Java
2 169 (19.74%) JavaScript
3 161 (18.81%) C#
4 154 (17.99%) SQL
5 123 (14.37%) Python
6 114 (13.32%) C++
7 45 (5.26%) Ruby
8 42 (4.91%) C
9 39 (4.56%) ES6
9 39 (4.56%) PowerShell
10 32 (3.74%) Perl
10 32 (3.74%) Scala
11 27 (3.15%) Apple Swift
11 27 (3.15%) ES7
12 25 (2.92%) Bash Shell
13 22 (2.57%) Objective-C
13 22 (2.57%) T-SQL
14 20 (2.34%) PHP
15 18 (2.10%) Shell Script
16 17 (1.99%) R
Qualifications
1 853 (99.65%) Degree
2 63 (7.36%) Master's Degree
3 56 (6.54%) Security Cleared
4 38 (4.44%) SC Cleared
5 34 (3.97%) Microsoft Certification
6 31 (3.62%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (2.92%) Numerate Degree
8 19 (2.22%) CCNA
8 19 (2.22%) MCSE
9 16 (1.87%) CCNP
10 15 (1.75%) CISSP
11 13 (1.52%) CCIE
12 12 (1.40%) MCP
13 10 (1.17%) PMI Certification
14 9 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
15 8 (0.93%) CCDP
15 8 (0.93%) HP ASE
15 8 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 7 (0.82%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (11.57%) QA
2 23 (2.69%) GDPR
2 23 (2.69%) SLA
3 19 (2.22%) PCI DSS
4 14 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (1.29%) Disclosure Scotland
6 9 (1.05%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (0.35%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.35%) MiFID
8 2 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.23%) EMIR
8 2 (0.23%) IFRS
8 2 (0.23%) RosettaNet
8 2 (0.23%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.23%) UCITS
9 1 (0.12%) Basel II
9 1 (0.12%) FINRA
9 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 37 (4.32%) Docker
2 32 (3.74%) Active Directory
3 27 (3.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (2.45%) Hyper-V
5 15 (1.75%) HDFS
5 15 (1.75%) Xen
6 7 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (0.70%) Firmware
8 5 (0.58%) XenApp
8 5 (0.58%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.58%) XenServer
9 4 (0.47%) BitLocker
9 4 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.35%) vSphere
11 2 (0.23%) KVM
11 2 (0.23%) QEMU
11 2 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.12%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 38 (4.44%) Puppet
2 34 (3.97%) Ansible
3 25 (2.92%) SCCM
4 21 (2.45%) Kubernetes
5 20 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (1.40%) Oozie
7 11 (1.29%) Terraform
8 10 (1.17%) Salt
9 8 (0.93%) Backup Exec
10 7 (0.82%) FortiGate
10 7 (0.82%) Hadoop YARN
10 7 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
10 7 (0.82%) NetBackup
10 7 (0.82%) SCOM
11 6 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 5 (0.58%) Packer
13 4 (0.47%) Cisco CUCM
13 4 (0.47%) Nagios
13 4 (0.47%) vCenter Server
14 3 (0.35%) Control-M
Vendors
1 135 (15.77%) Microsoft
2 86 (10.05%) Oracle
3 36 (4.21%) Cisco
3 36 (4.21%) VMware
4 29 (3.39%) Twitter
5 22 (2.57%) Red Hat
6 21 (2.45%) Tableau
7 18 (2.10%) Apple
8 16 (1.87%) CheckPoint
8 16 (1.87%) HP
9 14 (1.64%) Google
9 14 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
9 14 (1.64%) Xamarin
10 13 (1.52%) IBM
11 12 (1.40%) Citrix
11 12 (1.40%) Splunk
12 11 (1.29%) SAP
13 10 (1.17%) McAfee
14 9 (1.05%) Adobe
14 9 (1.05%) Juniper