Period
to 26 March 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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 345 296 326
Rank change year-on-year -49 +30 +6
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 724 844 677
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 0.83% 0.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.85% 4.34% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 558 419
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.05% +5.49%
10th Percentile £313 £262 £281
90th Percentile £650 £675 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £365 £375
% change year-on-year +16.44% -2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 39 17
UK median hourly rate £29.00 £34.11 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.98% +127.40% -60.00%
10th Percentile £14.33 £13.14 £10.00
90th Percentile £97.00 £50.64 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £38.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year -47.71% +155.00% -60.00%

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 18,782 19,449 19,105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.45% 19.21% 20.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,315 11,794 12,128
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.99%
10th Percentile £263 £231 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 851 873 920
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% -4.14%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.20 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £25.83 £28.00
% change year-on-year +6.47% -7.75% -9.39%

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 26 March 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 26 March 2019.

Contractor 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 26 March 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 -23 665 £475 +3.83% 132
London -42 372 £500 - 48
UK excluding London +22 338 £425 +16.44% 91
South East -12 87 £495 +26.92% 32
South West +23 80 £400 +29.03% 8
Midlands +21 61 £450 +12.36% 4
Scotland -20 36 £425 +47.19% 5
West Midlands +1 34 £459 -8.25% 1
East of England +31 32 £365 - 23
North of England -17 29 £360 +20.00% 17
East Midlands +19 27 £450 +14.21% 3
Yorkshire +14 17 £360 -3.36% 5
North West -15 12 £380 +26.67% 9
Northern Ireland +16 9 £500 +13.44% 1
Wales -7 5 £325 -22.62% 1

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 723 (99.86%) Degree
2 688 (95.03%) Computer Science
3 267 (36.88%) Agile Software Development
4 206 (28.45%) Java
5 177 (24.45%) Finance
6 154 (21.27%) Python
7 152 (20.99%) SQL
8 143 (19.75%) Problem-Solving
9 141 (19.48%) Software Engineering
10 135 (18.65%) Analytical Skills
11 133 (18.37%) Linux
12 130 (17.96%) JavaScript
13 111 (15.33%) DevOps
14 109 (15.06%) Amazon AWS
15 98 (13.54%) Microsoft
16 92 (12.71%) C#
17 91 (12.57%) Oracle
18 86 (11.88%) Docker
19 85 (11.74%) HTML
19 85 (11.74%) Jenkins
20 82 (11.33%) CSS
20 82 (11.33%) Master's Degree
21 77 (10.64%) Mathematics
22 76 (10.50%) REST
23 75 (10.36%) Windows
23 75 (10.36%) Spring
24 74 (10.22%) Microsoft Azure
25 72 (9.94%) C++
25 72 (9.94%) SQL Server
26 70 (9.67%) Unix

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 32 (4.42%) Apache Spark
2 23 (3.18%) Apache
3 17 (2.35%) Elasticsearch
3 17 (2.35%) SharePoint
4 13 (1.80%) Cloud Foundry
5 11 (1.52%) Confluence
5 11 (1.52%) nginx
5 11 (1.52%) Skype for Business
6 9 (1.24%) Apache Pig
6 9 (1.24%) CMS
6 9 (1.24%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.10%) GeoServer
7 8 (1.10%) SAS
8 7 (0.97%) Ethereum
8 7 (0.97%) Hyperledger
8 7 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
8 7 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (0.97%) SharePoint Server
9 5 (0.69%) MS Exchange
9 5 (0.69%) OpenStack
Applications
1 26 (3.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (3.04%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (2.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (1.52%) Chatbot
5 9 (1.24%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.97%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.69%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.41%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.28%) GIMP
9 2 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.14%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.14%) Blender
10 1 (0.14%) InVision
10 1 (0.14%) Maya
Business Applications
1 8 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.97%) Distributed Ledger
3 5 (0.69%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.55%) Endur
5 2 (0.28%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.28%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.14%) Advent Geneva
6 1 (0.14%) Eikon
6 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.14%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 109 (15.06%) Amazon AWS
2 74 (10.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (4.97%) Google Cloud Platform
4 30 (4.14%) Office 365
5 21 (2.90%) GitHub
6 20 (2.76%) Cloud Computing
7 17 (2.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 16 (2.21%) PaaS
9 10 (1.38%) IaaS
10 9 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
11 8 (1.10%) Amazon SQS
11 8 (1.10%) Azure Data Factory
11 8 (1.10%) Data Lake Analytics
11 8 (1.10%) Dialogflow
11 8 (1.10%) SaaS
11 8 (1.10%) Wit.ai
12 7 (0.97%) Amazon S3
12 7 (0.97%) Mimecast
12 7 (0.97%) Serverless
13 6 (0.83%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 44 (6.08%) Firewall
2 35 (4.83%) DNS
3 29 (4.01%) Internet
4 28 (3.87%) MPLS
5 25 (3.45%) LAN
6 24 (3.31%) BGP
7 23 (3.18%) VPN
8 22 (3.04%) OSPF
9 21 (2.90%) WAN
10 16 (2.21%) HTTP
11 15 (2.07%) Wi-Fi
12 14 (1.93%) DHCP
13 12 (1.66%) Network Security
13 12 (1.66%) TCP/IP
14 11 (1.52%) Skype
15 9 (1.24%) Cisco ASA
15 9 (1.24%) NAS
16 8 (1.10%) Wireless
17 7 (0.97%) Kerberos
17 7 (0.97%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (9.94%) SQL Server
2 61 (8.43%) NoSQL
3 54 (7.46%) Big Data
4 44 (6.08%) PostgreSQL
4 44 (6.08%) Relational Database
5 38 (5.25%) Hadoop
6 37 (5.11%) Data Warehouse
7 36 (4.97%) MongoDB
7 36 (4.97%) MySQL
8 30 (4.14%) Redis
9 20 (2.76%) RDBMS
10 19 (2.62%) Oracle Database
11 18 (2.49%) Apache Cassandra
12 17 (2.35%) HBase
13 16 (2.21%) Data Mining
14 15 (2.07%) Apache Hive
15 12 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 11 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
16 11 (1.52%) Data Lake
17 10 (1.38%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 85 (11.74%) Jenkins
2 65 (8.98%) Git (software)
3 47 (6.49%) Maven
4 36 (4.97%) JIRA
5 33 (4.56%) Cucumber
6 31 (4.28%) Selenium
7 20 (2.76%) JUnit
8 19 (2.62%) Visual Studio
9 18 (2.49%) Gradle
10 16 (2.21%) Mockito
11 14 (1.93%) Bitbucket
11 14 (1.93%) Eclipse
11 14 (1.93%) Vagrant
12 13 (1.80%) Visual Studio Team System
13 12 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
14 11 (1.52%) Jasmine
15 10 (1.38%) GitLab
15 10 (1.38%) TestNG
16 9 (1.24%) Hudson
16 9 (1.24%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 177 (24.45%) Finance
2 46 (6.35%) Banking
3 35 (4.83%) Telecoms
4 27 (3.73%) Marketing
4 27 (3.73%) Retail
5 21 (2.90%) Electronics
6 20 (2.76%) Legal
7 18 (2.49%) Investment Banking
8 17 (2.35%) Manufacturing
9 15 (2.07%) Financial Institution
9 15 (2.07%) Front Office
10 14 (1.93%) Advertising
11 11 (1.52%) Games
12 7 (0.97%) Aerospace
13 6 (0.83%) Automotive
13 6 (0.83%) Back Office
14 5 (0.69%) German Language
15 4 (0.55%) Law
15 4 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.41%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 237 (32.73%) Developer
2 71 (9.81%) Java Developer
3 69 (9.53%) Analyst
4 66 (9.12%) Software Engineer
5 56 (7.73%) Architect
6 30 (4.14%) Consultant
6 30 (4.14%) Network Engineer
7 27 (3.73%) Senior Developer
8 26 (3.59%) Data Engineer
8 26 (3.59%) Software Developer
9 23 (3.18%) Business Analyst
10 21 (2.90%) C++ Software Engineer
10 21 (2.90%) Python Engineer
10 21 (2.90%) Tester
11 18 (2.49%) Big Data Engineer
12 17 (2.35%) DevOps Engineer
12 17 (2.35%) Senior Java Developer
12 17 (2.35%) Senior Software Engineer
12 17 (2.35%) Technical Analyst
13 16 (2.21%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (11.74%) HTML
2 82 (11.33%) CSS
3 76 (10.50%) REST
4 75 (10.36%) Spring
5 68 (9.39%) XML
6 66 (9.12%) RESTful
7 65 (8.98%) Web Services
8 60 (8.29%) .NET
9 55 (7.60%) JSON
10 43 (5.94%) Kafka
11 42 (5.80%) AngularJS
12 37 (5.11%) Node.js
13 36 (4.97%) HTML5
14 35 (4.83%) SOAP
15 32 (4.42%) React
16 27 (3.73%) RabbitMQ
16 27 (3.73%) Spring Boot
17 25 (3.45%) CSS3
18 23 (3.18%) jQuery
19 18 (2.49%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 135 (18.65%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (7.18%) Algorithms
3 51 (7.04%) Self-Motivation
4 44 (6.08%) Management Information System
5 32 (4.42%) Data Centre
5 32 (4.42%) Mobile App
6 26 (3.59%) Data Structures
7 25 (3.45%) User Experience
8 23 (3.18%) Greenfield Project
9 19 (2.62%) Fintech
10 18 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
11 15 (2.07%) Public Cloud
12 14 (1.93%) Virtual Team
13 13 (1.80%) Blog
14 12 (1.66%) Client/Server
14 12 (1.66%) Robotics
15 11 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 10 (1.38%) Device Driver
17 9 (1.24%) Linux Command Line
18 8 (1.10%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 133 (18.37%) Linux
2 75 (10.36%) Windows
3 70 (9.67%) Unix
4 40 (5.52%) Android
5 32 (4.42%) Windows Server
6 28 (3.87%) Apple iOS
7 18 (2.49%) CentOS
8 16 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (1.93%) VMS
10 12 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (1.52%) Solaris
11 11 (1.52%) Windows 10
12 10 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (1.24%) Embedded Linux
13 9 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (1.10%) Fedora
14 8 (1.10%) Oracle Linux
15 7 (0.97%) Windows 7
16 2 (0.28%) Mac OS
17 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 688 (95.03%) Computer Science
2 267 (36.88%) Agile Software Development
3 143 (19.75%) Problem-Solving
4 141 (19.48%) Software Engineering
5 111 (15.33%) DevOps
6 77 (10.64%) Mathematics
7 69 (9.53%) Scrum
8 68 (9.39%) Analytics
8 68 (9.39%) Microservices
9 66 (9.12%) Test Automation
10 61 (8.43%) ITIL
10 61 (8.43%) OO
11 60 (8.29%) Migration
11 60 (8.29%) TDD
12 59 (8.15%) Open Source
13 58 (8.01%) Continuous Integration
14 56 (7.73%) Data Science
15 46 (6.35%) Mentoring
16 45 (6.22%) Continuous Delivery
16 45 (6.22%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 206 (28.45%) Java
2 154 (21.27%) Python
3 152 (20.99%) SQL
4 130 (17.96%) JavaScript
5 92 (12.71%) C#
6 72 (9.94%) C++
7 37 (5.11%) C
7 37 (5.11%) PowerShell
8 31 (4.28%) TypeScript
9 30 (4.14%) Java 8
10 29 (4.01%) Perl
11 27 (3.73%) Go
12 25 (3.45%) Ruby
13 22 (3.04%) Shell Script
14 21 (2.90%) Bash Shell
14 21 (2.90%) R
15 19 (2.62%) Scala
16 15 (2.07%) Apple Swift
17 14 (1.93%) ES6
18 13 (1.80%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 723 (99.86%) Degree
2 82 (11.33%) Master's Degree
3 40 (5.52%) Cisco Certification
3 40 (5.52%) Security Cleared
4 28 (3.87%) SC Cleared
5 24 (3.31%) CCNP
5 24 (3.31%) Microsoft Certification
6 20 (2.76%) CCNA
7 18 (2.49%) CISSP
8 16 (2.21%) CCIE
9 14 (1.93%) PhD
10 13 (1.80%) CISA
10 13 (1.80%) GIAC
10 13 (1.80%) Numerate Degree
11 12 (1.66%) CEH
11 12 (1.66%) DV Cleared
11 12 (1.66%) ISTQB
11 12 (1.66%) MCSE
12 9 (1.24%) ISEB
12 9 (1.24%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (6.08%) QA
2 18 (2.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (2.49%) SLA
3 10 (1.38%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.83%) GDPR
6 4 (0.55%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 4 (0.55%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.28%) COBIT
7 2 (0.28%) MISRA
7 2 (0.28%) MISRA C
7 2 (0.28%) PMO
8 1 (0.14%) COSO
8 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.14%) ECSS
8 1 (0.14%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.14%) MIL-STD-1553
System Software
1 86 (11.88%) Docker
2 27 (3.73%) Active Directory
3 12 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (1.52%) Oracle RAC
5 10 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (1.24%) Apache Flume
6 9 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (1.10%) HDFS
7 8 (1.10%) Hyper-V
8 7 (0.97%) Firmware
9 6 (0.83%) vSphere
10 5 (0.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 4 (0.55%) VMware NSX
12 3 (0.41%) Varnish
12 3 (0.41%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.28%) iptables
13 2 (0.28%) KVM
13 2 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.28%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.28%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 49 (6.77%) Ansible
2 39 (5.39%) Puppet
3 33 (4.56%) Kubernetes
4 30 (4.14%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (2.07%) SCCM
6 11 (1.52%) logstash
7 9 (1.24%) Terraform
8 8 (1.10%) Hadoop YARN
8 8 (1.10%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 8 (1.10%) Nagios
8 8 (1.10%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 8 (1.10%) Rundeck
8 8 (1.10%) Single Sign-On
8 8 (1.10%) Tivoli
9 7 (0.97%) Data Guard
9 7 (0.97%) Graphite
9 7 (0.97%) Oozie
9 7 (0.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 7 (0.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 6 (0.83%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 98 (13.54%) Microsoft
2 91 (12.57%) Oracle
3 54 (7.46%) Google
4 42 (5.80%) Cisco
5 28 (3.87%) SAP
6 25 (3.45%) VMware
7 21 (2.90%) IBM
8 18 (2.49%) Red Hat
8 18 (2.49%) Splunk
9 17 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
10 16 (2.21%) Informatica
11 14 (1.93%) Citrix
12 12 (1.66%) HP
13 11 (1.52%) Sybase
14 10 (1.38%) Alteryx
14 10 (1.38%) Atlassian
14 10 (1.38%) CheckPoint
15 9 (1.24%) Nintex
15 9 (1.24%) Tableau
15 9 (1.24%) Xamarin