Period
to 19 July 2019

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 July 2019 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 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 331 303 301
Rank change year-on-year -28 -2 +1
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 695 875 766
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 0.85% 0.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.94% 4.49% 4.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 534 491
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +8.75%
10th Percentile £304 £261 £210
90th Percentile £641 £675 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +12.50% +3.23% +17.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 35 43
UK median hourly rate £44.35 £31.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.05% +12.73% -1.79%
10th Percentile £21.32 £14.87 £10.00
90th Percentile £121.00 £53.25 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.30 £36.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -33.88% +22.50% +7.14%

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 17,637 19,470 18,810
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.93% 18.82% 19.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,670 11,565 11,564
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +5.46%
10th Percentile £263 £240 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +7.88% +3.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 837 953 960
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -16.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.75 £12.18
90th Percentile £57.00 £50.20 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year +35.92% -18.25% +12.50%

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 July 2019.

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 July 2019.

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 July 2019. 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 -17 639 £490 +3.16% 705
London -21 363 £506 +1.25% 252
UK excluding London -44 309 £450 +12.50% 490
South East +20 105 £475 +22.58% 135
South West +20 57 £425 +1.49% 66
Midlands +19 37 £475 +18.01% 68
North of England -24 33 £420 +29.23% 103
Scotland -28 32 £338 -18.67% 21
East of England +23 31 £450 +9.06% 82
West Midlands +4 22 £488 -0.51% 39
Yorkshire +24 16 £415 +0.61% 28
North West -4 16 £425 +21.43% 56
East Midlands +20 15 £475 +39.71% 29
Northern Ireland +10 12 £500 +15.87% 5
Wales - 3 £373 - 11
North East -14 1 £400 +33.33% 19

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, 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.

1 695 (100.00%) Degree
2 666 (95.83%) Computer Science
3 250 (35.97%) Agile Software Development
4 169 (24.32%) Python
5 167 (24.03%) Java
6 158 (22.73%) JavaScript
7 155 (22.30%) SQL
8 152 (21.87%) Finance
9 128 (18.42%) Linux
10 127 (18.27%) Problem-Solving
11 121 (17.41%) Software Engineering
11 121 (17.41%) Amazon AWS
12 115 (16.55%) Microsoft
13 111 (15.97%) Analytical Skills
14 94 (13.53%) HTML
15 88 (12.66%) DevOps
16 86 (12.37%) CSS
16 86 (12.37%) Test Automation
17 85 (12.23%) Microsoft Azure
17 85 (12.23%) C#
17 85 (12.23%) Scrum
18 82 (11.80%) Oracle
19 81 (11.65%) Master's Degree
20 79 (11.37%) REST
20 79 (11.37%) Git (software)
21 77 (11.08%) Mathematics
22 76 (10.94%) Jenkins
22 76 (10.94%) XML
23 73 (10.50%) SQL Server
23 73 (10.50%) Continuous Integration

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 41 (5.90%) Apache Spark
2 18 (2.59%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.30%) Confluence
4 15 (2.16%) Apache
4 15 (2.16%) Skype for Business
5 9 (1.29%) MS Exchange
6 8 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (1.15%) Tomcat
7 7 (1.01%) JBoss
8 6 (0.86%) CMS
8 6 (0.86%) GeoServer
8 6 (0.86%) nginx
8 6 (0.86%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 5 (0.72%) IIS
10 4 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.58%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 26 (3.74%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (2.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.58%) Chatbot
5 4 (0.58%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.43%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.43%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (1.01%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 3 (0.43%) HFM
2 3 (0.43%) NetSuite
2 3 (0.43%) SAP R/3
3 2 (0.29%) Adobe Campaign
3 2 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.14%) Advent Geneva
4 1 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.14%) Magento
4 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 121 (17.41%) Amazon AWS
2 85 (12.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (6.19%) Google Cloud Platform
4 31 (4.46%) Office 365
5 23 (3.31%) Serverless
6 21 (3.02%) Cloud Computing
7 18 (2.59%) GitHub
8 15 (2.16%) Power Platform
9 13 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
10 12 (1.73%) Azure Functions
10 12 (1.73%) SaaS
11 11 (1.58%) Azure Active Directory
11 11 (1.58%) Dynamics 365
12 10 (1.44%) Amazon S3
13 9 (1.29%) Amazon SQS
14 8 (1.15%) Amazon EMR
14 8 (1.15%) AWS Lambda
14 8 (1.15%) Force.com
14 8 (1.15%) PaaS
15 7 (1.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 33 (4.75%) Firewall
2 32 (4.60%) DNS
3 22 (3.17%) Skype
4 20 (2.88%) WAN
5 18 (2.59%) MPLS
6 17 (2.45%) TCP/IP
7 15 (2.16%) VPN
8 14 (2.01%) DHCP
8 14 (2.01%) Internet
8 14 (2.01%) LAN
8 14 (2.01%) Wireless
9 9 (1.29%) Network Security
9 9 (1.29%) SSH
10 8 (1.15%) BGP
10 8 (1.15%) SSL
11 7 (1.01%) H.323
11 7 (1.01%) HTTP
11 7 (1.01%) SAN
12 6 (0.86%) OSPF
12 6 (0.86%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (10.50%) SQL Server
2 50 (7.19%) Relational Database
3 45 (6.47%) Big Data
4 39 (5.61%) Hadoop
5 32 (4.60%) NoSQL
5 32 (4.60%) PostgreSQL
6 30 (4.32%) Data Warehouse
7 29 (4.17%) MySQL
8 22 (3.17%) RDBMS
9 20 (2.88%) Oracle Database
10 19 (2.73%) MongoDB
11 17 (2.45%) Apache Cassandra
12 15 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 14 (2.01%) Amazon RDS
13 14 (2.01%) Azure SQL Database
14 13 (1.87%) Power BI
14 13 (1.87%) Redis
15 12 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 11 (1.58%) DB2
16 11 (1.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 79 (11.37%) Git (software)
2 76 (10.94%) Jenkins
3 40 (5.76%) JIRA
4 36 (5.18%) Cucumber
5 31 (4.46%) Maven
6 27 (3.88%) Selenium
7 16 (2.30%) Visual Studio Team System
8 15 (2.16%) Subversion
9 14 (2.01%) Mockito
10 13 (1.87%) Bitbucket
10 13 (1.87%) Protractor
11 11 (1.58%) Ant
11 11 (1.58%) TeamCity
12 10 (1.44%) Visual Studio
13 8 (1.15%) Gradle
13 8 (1.15%) Jasmine
13 8 (1.15%) JUnit
13 8 (1.15%) Mocha
13 8 (1.15%) webpack
14 7 (1.01%) Hudson
General
1 152 (21.87%) Finance
2 44 (6.33%) Banking
3 37 (5.32%) Telecoms
4 36 (5.18%) Marketing
5 27 (3.88%) Front Office
5 27 (3.88%) Manufacturing
6 19 (2.73%) Investment Banking
7 18 (2.59%) Retail
8 17 (2.45%) Advertising
9 15 (2.16%) Electronics
10 14 (2.01%) German Language
11 12 (1.73%) Financial Institution
11 12 (1.73%) Legal
12 7 (1.01%) Games
13 5 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.58%) Automotive
14 4 (0.58%) Back Office
14 4 (0.58%) Law
14 4 (0.58%) Military
15 3 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 213 (30.65%) Developer
2 78 (11.22%) Architect
3 50 (7.19%) Analyst
4 47 (6.76%) Software Engineer
5 40 (5.76%) Consultant
6 38 (5.47%) Data Engineer
7 33 (4.75%) Java Developer
8 27 (3.88%) Senior Developer
9 24 (3.45%) Python Engineer
10 23 (3.31%) Software Developer
11 19 (2.73%) DevOps Engineer
11 19 (2.73%) Lead Architect
12 17 (2.45%) Solutions Architect
13 16 (2.30%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 15 (2.16%) AWS Engineer
14 15 (2.16%) Developer in Test
14 15 (2.16%) Graduate
14 15 (2.16%) Junior
14 15 (2.16%) Project Manager
15 14 (2.01%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (13.53%) HTML
2 86 (12.37%) CSS
3 79 (11.37%) REST
4 76 (10.94%) XML
5 68 (9.78%) Web Services
6 63 (9.06%) .NET
6 63 (9.06%) AngularJS
7 50 (7.19%) JSON
7 50 (7.19%) RESTful
8 47 (6.76%) React
9 46 (6.62%) Spring
10 38 (5.47%) Node.js
11 37 (5.32%) SOAP
12 31 (4.46%) HTML5
13 27 (3.88%) Kafka
14 20 (2.88%) .NET Framework
15 18 (2.59%) .NET Core
15 18 (2.59%) CSS3
15 18 (2.59%) RabbitMQ
16 16 (2.30%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 111 (15.97%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (6.76%) Algorithms
3 45 (6.47%) Self-Motivation
3 45 (6.47%) User Experience
4 42 (6.04%) Data Structures
5 40 (5.76%) Management Information System
6 32 (4.60%) Data Centre
7 28 (4.03%) Public Cloud
8 25 (3.60%) Mobile App
9 21 (3.02%) Enterprise Software
10 20 (2.88%) Virtual Team
11 16 (2.30%) Life Science
12 12 (1.73%) Embedded Systems
13 11 (1.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 10 (1.44%) Video on Demand
15 9 (1.29%) CCTV
15 9 (1.29%) Linux Command Line
16 8 (1.15%) Clustering
16 8 (1.15%) Data Protection Act
16 8 (1.15%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 128 (18.42%) Linux
2 67 (9.64%) Windows
3 54 (7.77%) Unix
4 34 (4.89%) Android
4 34 (4.89%) Windows Server
5 17 (2.45%) Apple iOS
6 13 (1.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (1.29%) CentOS
8 7 (1.01%) AIX
8 7 (1.01%) Fedora
8 7 (1.01%) VMS
9 6 (0.86%) Solaris
9 6 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.43%) Embedded Linux
11 3 (0.43%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.43%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.43%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.43%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 666 (95.83%) Computer Science
2 250 (35.97%) Agile Software Development
3 127 (18.27%) Problem-Solving
4 121 (17.41%) Software Engineering
5 88 (12.66%) DevOps
6 86 (12.37%) Test Automation
7 85 (12.23%) Scrum
8 77 (11.08%) Mathematics
9 73 (10.50%) Continuous Integration
10 65 (9.35%) Analytics
11 56 (8.06%) TDD
12 55 (7.91%) Migration
13 47 (6.76%) ETL
13 47 (6.76%) SDLC
14 45 (6.47%) Data Modelling
15 41 (5.90%) Change Management
15 41 (5.90%) ITIL
16 40 (5.76%) Data Science
16 40 (5.76%) Project Management
17 39 (5.61%) OO
Programming Languages
1 169 (24.32%) Python
2 167 (24.03%) Java
3 158 (22.73%) JavaScript
4 155 (22.30%) SQL
5 85 (12.23%) C#
6 71 (10.22%) C++
7 38 (5.47%) Scala
8 36 (5.18%) C
8 36 (5.18%) Perl
9 33 (4.75%) TypeScript
10 24 (3.45%) Ruby
11 23 (3.31%) PowerShell
12 22 (3.17%) PHP
13 20 (2.88%) Go
14 17 (2.45%) Bash Shell
14 17 (2.45%) Shell Script
15 16 (2.30%) Apex Code
16 14 (2.01%) R
17 12 (1.73%) Java 8
17 12 (1.73%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 695 (100.00%) Degree
2 81 (11.65%) Master's Degree
3 33 (4.75%) Security Cleared
4 27 (3.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (2.88%) SC Cleared
7 18 (2.59%) CISSP
8 14 (2.01%) CCNP
8 14 (2.01%) ISEB
9 13 (1.87%) ISTQB
9 13 (1.87%) PhD
10 12 (1.73%) CCNA
10 12 (1.73%) Numerate Degree
11 11 (1.58%) CISM
12 10 (1.44%) CISA
13 8 (1.15%) MCSA
13 8 (1.15%) MCSE
14 7 (1.01%) CCIE
14 7 (1.01%) DV Cleared
14 7 (1.01%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (9.35%) QA
2 16 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (2.16%) Data Quality
4 9 (1.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (1.15%) GDPR
6 7 (1.01%) SLA
7 6 (0.86%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 4 (0.58%) MISRA
8 4 (0.58%) MISRA C
9 1 (0.14%) Basel III
9 1 (0.14%) COBIT
9 1 (0.14%) COSO
9 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.14%) GAMP
9 1 (0.14%) GxP
9 1 (0.14%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 1 (0.14%) NIST
System Software
1 73 (10.50%) Docker
2 38 (5.47%) Active Directory
3 25 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (1.29%) vSphere
6 5 (0.72%) Firmware
6 5 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.58%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.58%) Varnish
7 4 (0.58%) VMware NSX
7 4 (0.58%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.43%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 3 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.29%) Ceph
9 2 (0.29%) HDFS
9 2 (0.29%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.14%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.14%) iptables
10 1 (0.14%) KVM
Systems Management
1 38 (5.47%) Kubernetes
2 35 (5.04%) Ansible
3 18 (2.59%) Puppet
4 15 (2.16%) Terraform
5 14 (2.01%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (1.44%) SCCM
7 9 (1.29%) Single Sign-On
8 7 (1.01%) Nagios
9 6 (0.86%) Rundeck
10 5 (0.72%) Prometheus
10 5 (0.72%) SCOM
10 5 (0.72%) Tivoli
10 5 (0.72%) vCenter Server
11 4 (0.58%) Grafana
11 4 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 4 (0.58%) vRealize
11 4 (0.58%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 3 (0.43%) MaaS360
12 3 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 115 (16.55%) Microsoft
2 82 (11.80%) Oracle
3 52 (7.48%) Google
4 36 (5.18%) Cisco
5 33 (4.75%) VMware
6 28 (4.03%) Salesforce.com
7 18 (2.59%) SAP
7 18 (2.59%) Xamarin
8 15 (2.16%) Splunk
9 13 (1.87%) Red Hat
10 12 (1.73%) Citrix
10 12 (1.73%) HP
11 11 (1.58%) Adobe
11 11 (1.58%) IBM
11 11 (1.58%) Juniper
12 10 (1.44%) Informatica
12 10 (1.44%) Tableau
13 7 (1.01%) Atlassian
13 7 (1.01%) DocuSign
13 7 (1.01%) Teradata