Period
to 29 July 2021

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 29 July 2021 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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 325 289 345
Rank change year-on-year -36 +56 -28
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 556 330 673
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 0.90% 0.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.06% 3.69% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 217 387
10th Percentile £372 £313 £298
25th Percentile £425 £400 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £638 £645 £575
90th Percentile £700 £725 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £490 £437 £450
% change year-on-year +12.13% -2.89% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 19
10th Percentile £32.21 £38.48 £21.39
25th Percentile £35.75 £41.06 £23.55
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.70 £42.00
Median % change year-on-year -1.53% +8.81% +82.61%
75th Percentile £59.75 £48.56 £51.34
90th Percentile £72.75 £50.48 £52.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £45.00 £24.30
% change year-on-year -15.56% +85.19% +5.65%

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 13,703 8,952 17,496
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.09% 24.37% 19.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,866 5,882 10,950
10th Percentile £310 £288 £263
25th Percentile £402 £393 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £644 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £468 £463 £448
% change year-on-year +1.08% +3.35% +8.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 678 342 766
10th Percentile £12.30 £15.75 £12.93
25th Percentile £16.25 £19.43 £17.50
Median hourly rate £29.00 £31.56 £35.28
Median % change year-on-year -8.10% -10.56% +60.38%
75th Percentile £51.48 £48.75 £47.50
90th Percentile £63.86 £59.98 £55.42
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year - -23.61% +60.00%

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 29 July 2021.

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 29 July 2021.

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 29 July 2021. 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 -52 426 £550 +4.76% 507
London -57 290 £563 +4.65% 169
UK excluding London -30 167 £490 +12.13% 378
Work from Home -171 124 £500 +81.82% 94
South East -8 61 £506 +6.42% 95
Scotland -30 47 £490 +15.29% 25
East of England -2 18 £521 +32.65% 52
North of England -30 16 £438 +7.22% 95
North West -28 12 £426 +10.08% 63
Midlands -41 11 £558 +39.38% 68
South West -42 8 £575 -20.45% 28
West Midlands -32 7 £490 +22.50% 44
Northern Ireland 0 6 £475 +24.18% 6
East Midlands -16 4 £625 +117.39% 24
Yorkshire -24 4 £575 +24.32% 17

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, 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.

1 556 (100.00%) Degree
2 546 (98.20%) Computer Science
3 240 (43.17%) Social Skills
4 194 (34.89%) Agile Software Development
5 151 (27.16%) Python
6 146 (26.26%) Java
7 141 (25.36%) Finance
8 137 (24.64%) SQL
9 121 (21.76%) AWS
10 119 (21.40%) Problem-Solving
11 114 (20.50%) Azure
12 100 (17.99%) DevOps
13 92 (16.55%) Security Cleared
14 87 (15.65%) Analytical Skills
15 82 (14.75%) JavaScript
16 79 (14.21%) Microsoft
16 79 (14.21%) Git (software)
17 77 (13.85%) Analytics
18 75 (13.49%) SC Cleared
19 71 (12.77%) Linux
20 66 (11.87%) Software Engineering
21 64 (11.51%) ITIL
21 64 (11.51%) CSS
22 63 (11.33%) HTML
22 63 (11.33%) OO
22 63 (11.33%) Microservices
23 62 (11.15%) Windows
24 61 (10.97%) Management Information System
24 61 (10.97%) Kafka
25 60 (10.79%) Project Management

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 44 (7.91%) Apache Spark
2 21 (3.78%) Luigi
3 19 (3.42%) Apache Airflow
4 18 (3.24%) Apache
4 18 (3.24%) SharePoint
5 13 (2.34%) CMS
5 13 (2.34%) MS Exchange
6 12 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (1.98%) Skype for Business
8 9 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2003
8 9 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (1.44%) IIS
10 7 (1.26%) Confluence
11 6 (1.08%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.54%) Apache Solr
14 3 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.54%) WebSphere
Applications
1 25 (4.50%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (4.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (3.78%) MS Visio
4 13 (2.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.54%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.36%) Houdini
6 2 (0.36%) Maya
6 2 (0.36%) ZBrush
7 1 (0.18%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.36%) Magento
2 2 (0.36%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.36%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.18%) TrackWise
3 1 (0.18%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 121 (21.76%) AWS
2 114 (20.50%) Azure
3 34 (6.12%) Serverless
4 33 (5.94%) Microsoft 365
5 27 (4.86%) Amazon S3
6 25 (4.50%) GCP
7 22 (3.96%) Azure Functions
8 21 (3.78%) Power Platform
9 18 (3.24%) SaaS
10 17 (3.06%) Amazon EC2
11 16 (2.88%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 15 (2.70%) Amazon EMR
13 14 (2.52%) GitHub
13 14 (2.52%) PaaS
14 11 (1.98%) AWS CloudFormation
15 10 (1.80%) Amazon EKS
16 9 (1.62%) AWS Lambda
16 9 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
16 9 (1.62%) IaaS
17 7 (1.26%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (5.40%) DNS
2 26 (4.68%) Firewall
3 22 (3.96%) NetScaler
4 20 (3.60%) LAN
5 19 (3.42%) WAN
6 18 (3.24%) TCP/IP
7 16 (2.88%) HTTP
8 15 (2.70%) DHCP
8 15 (2.70%) Network Security
9 13 (2.34%) Skype
10 12 (2.16%) FTP
11 11 (1.98%) IPsec
11 11 (1.98%) SAN
11 11 (1.98%) VLAN
11 11 (1.98%) VPN
12 10 (1.80%) Kerberos
12 10 (1.80%) SNMP
13 9 (1.62%) SMTP
13 9 (1.62%) Wireless
14 8 (1.44%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (8.63%) Hadoop
2 45 (8.09%) Big Data
3 41 (7.37%) NoSQL
4 40 (7.19%) Data Warehouse
5 39 (7.01%) SQL Server
6 34 (6.12%) Apache Cassandra
7 32 (5.76%) PostgreSQL
8 27 (4.86%) Relational Database
9 23 (4.14%) Metadata
10 21 (3.78%) Amazon Redshift
11 19 (3.42%) Azkaban
12 17 (3.06%) MySQL
13 16 (2.88%) Power BI
14 14 (2.52%) HBase
14 14 (2.52%) Tableau
15 13 (2.34%) Apache Hive
16 12 (2.16%) Data Lake
16 12 (2.16%) Spark SQL
17 11 (1.98%) Amazon RDS
18 10 (1.80%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 79 (14.21%) Git (software)
2 53 (9.53%) Jenkins
3 32 (5.76%) Maven
4 31 (5.58%) JIRA
5 19 (3.42%) Selenium
6 14 (2.52%) Bitbucket
6 14 (2.52%) Jasmine
7 13 (2.34%) Subversion
8 11 (1.98%) GitLab
9 10 (1.80%) Cucumber
9 10 (1.80%) Oracle APEX
10 9 (1.62%) JUnit
10 9 (1.62%) SonarQube
10 9 (1.62%) TeamCity
10 9 (1.62%) Visual Studio
11 8 (1.44%) Karma Test Runner
11 8 (1.44%) Mocha
12 7 (1.26%) Mockito
12 7 (1.26%) Protractor
13 5 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 240 (43.17%) Social Skills
2 141 (25.36%) Finance
3 87 (15.65%) Analytical Skills
4 51 (9.17%) Banking
5 35 (6.29%) Public Sector
6 31 (5.58%) Presentation Skills
7 23 (4.14%) Documentation Skills
8 22 (3.96%) Front Office
9 21 (3.78%) Telecoms
10 19 (3.42%) Financial Institution
11 16 (2.88%) Retail
12 15 (2.70%) Investment Banking
12 15 (2.70%) Legal
13 14 (2.52%) Manufacturing
14 13 (2.34%) Marketing
15 9 (1.62%) Electronics
16 8 (1.44%) German Language
16 8 (1.44%) Organisational Skills
16 8 (1.44%) Publishing
17 7 (1.26%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 165 (29.68%) Developer
2 54 (9.71%) Java Developer
3 45 (8.09%) Architect
3 45 (8.09%) Data Engineer
4 42 (7.55%) Senior Developer
5 41 (7.37%) Analyst
6 24 (4.32%) Software Engineer
7 23 (4.14%) Consultant
8 20 (3.60%) Senior Java Developer
9 19 (3.42%) AWS Engineer
10 18 (3.24%) Business Analyst
10 18 (3.24%) DevOps Engineer
11 15 (2.70%) Python Developer
12 14 (2.52%) Network Engineer
12 14 (2.52%) Senior Software Engineer
13 13 (2.34%) .NET Developer
13 13 (2.34%) Azure Engineer
14 12 (2.16%) Cloud Engineer
15 11 (1.98%) C# Developer
15 11 (1.98%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (11.51%) CSS
2 63 (11.33%) HTML
3 61 (10.97%) Kafka
4 50 (8.99%) React
5 44 (7.91%) REST
6 43 (7.73%) AngularJS
7 40 (7.19%) Web Services
8 36 (6.47%) .NET
9 34 (6.12%) Spring
10 32 (5.76%) XML
11 30 (5.40%) Middleware
11 30 (5.40%) RESTful
12 25 (4.50%) Node.js
13 22 (3.96%) Spring Boot
14 20 (3.60%) JSON
15 18 (3.24%) ASP.NET
16 16 (2.88%) 802.1X
17 14 (2.52%) Spark Streaming
18 13 (2.34%) Elastic Stack
18 13 (2.34%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 61 (10.97%) Management Information System
2 40 (7.19%) Data Structures
3 39 (7.01%) User Experience
4 34 (6.12%) Self-Motivation
5 20 (3.60%) Algorithms
5 20 (3.60%) Mobile App
6 17 (3.06%) Data Centre
7 14 (2.52%) Cloud Native
8 13 (2.34%) PKI
9 11 (1.98%) Derivative
9 11 (1.98%) Public Cloud
10 10 (1.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 9 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.62%) Hedge funds
11 9 (1.62%) Replication
11 9 (1.62%) Social Media
12 7 (1.26%) Data Protection Act
12 7 (1.26%) Life Science
12 7 (1.26%) PMI
12 7 (1.26%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 71 (12.77%) Linux
2 62 (11.15%) Windows
3 32 (5.76%) Windows Server
4 29 (5.22%) Unix
5 17 (3.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (2.52%) Android
6 14 (2.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (2.34%) Apple iOS
7 13 (2.34%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (1.44%) Windows 10
9 5 (0.90%) tvOS
9 5 (0.90%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.36%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.36%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.18%) CentOS
12 1 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.18%) Solaris
12 1 (0.18%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 546 (98.20%) Computer Science
2 194 (34.89%) Agile Software Development
3 119 (21.40%) Problem-Solving
4 100 (17.99%) DevOps
5 77 (13.85%) Analytics
6 66 (11.87%) Software Engineering
7 64 (11.51%) ITIL
8 63 (11.33%) Microservices
8 63 (11.33%) OO
9 60 (10.79%) Project Management
10 54 (9.71%) Scrum
11 53 (9.53%) Migration
12 49 (8.81%) Test Automation
13 46 (8.27%) Mathematics
14 45 (8.09%) TDD
15 43 (7.73%) Continuous Integration
15 43 (7.73%) Data Pipeline
16 41 (7.37%) Workflow
17 37 (6.65%) Business Intelligence
17 37 (6.65%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 151 (27.16%) Python
2 146 (26.26%) Java
3 137 (24.64%) SQL
4 82 (14.75%) JavaScript
5 60 (10.79%) C#
6 54 (9.71%) PowerShell
7 42 (7.55%) C++
8 33 (5.94%) Java 8
8 33 (5.94%) Perl
9 32 (5.76%) Scala
10 30 (5.40%) TypeScript
11 25 (4.50%) Ruby
12 22 (3.96%) Shell Script
13 16 (2.88%) Bash Shell
14 15 (2.70%) PL/SQL
15 13 (2.34%) PHP
16 12 (2.16%) ES6
16 12 (2.16%) Go
17 10 (1.80%) VBScript
18 8 (1.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 556 (100.00%) Degree
2 92 (16.55%) Security Cleared
3 75 (13.49%) SC Cleared
4 57 (10.25%) Master's Degree
5 52 (9.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 38 (6.83%) MCSE
7 28 (5.04%) DV Cleared
8 23 (4.14%) Cisco Certification
9 21 (3.78%) CISSP
10 18 (3.24%) CCNP
11 14 (2.52%) CCNA
11 14 (2.52%) CISM
11 14 (2.52%) Citrix Certification
12 12 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (1.80%) PMI Certification
14 9 (1.62%) PMP
15 8 (1.44%) CRISC
15 8 (1.44%) TOGAF Certification
16 7 (1.26%) AWS Certification
16 7 (1.26%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (7.55%) QA
2 15 (2.70%) GDPR
3 11 (1.98%) Accessibility
3 11 (1.98%) Data Quality
4 9 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.08%) NIST
5 6 (1.08%) SLA
6 4 (0.72%) COBIT
7 3 (0.54%) GRC
7 3 (0.54%) GxP
7 3 (0.54%) ITGC
7 3 (0.54%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.54%) WAI
8 2 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.36%) MiFID
8 2 (0.36%) SOC 2
9 1 (0.18%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.18%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 44 (7.91%) Active Directory
2 42 (7.55%) Docker
3 28 (5.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (4.14%) XenApp
5 11 (1.98%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 7 (1.26%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
6 7 (1.26%) HDFS
7 6 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (1.08%) VMware NSX
8 5 (0.90%) vCloud
9 4 (0.72%) vSphere
10 3 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.36%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 2 (0.36%) iptables
11 2 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.18%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 38 (6.83%) Kubernetes
2 23 (4.14%) Ansible
3 20 (3.60%) Terraform
4 14 (2.52%) SCCM
5 8 (1.44%) Consul
5 8 (1.44%) Grafana
5 8 (1.44%) Istio
5 8 (1.44%) Kibana
5 8 (1.44%) Prometheus
5 8 (1.44%) Single Sign-On
6 7 (1.26%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 7 (1.26%) Fluentd
6 7 (1.26%) logstash
6 7 (1.26%) Rancher
6 7 (1.26%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 6 (1.08%) StackStorm
8 5 (0.90%) Puppet
9 4 (0.72%) FortiGate
9 4 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.72%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 79 (14.21%) Microsoft
2 43 (7.73%) Oracle
3 31 (5.58%) VMware
4 29 (5.22%) Citrix
5 28 (5.04%) Google
6 25 (4.50%) Cisco
7 24 (4.32%) Databricks
8 23 (4.14%) SAP
9 22 (3.96%) Salesforce.com
10 21 (3.78%) Splunk
11 12 (2.16%) Apple
11 12 (2.16%) ServiceNow
12 9 (1.62%) CheckPoint
13 8 (1.44%) AppDynamics
13 8 (1.44%) Twitter
14 7 (1.26%) HP
15 6 (1.08%) Aruba
15 6 (1.08%) F5
15 6 (1.08%) Juniper
15 6 (1.08%) Micro Focus