Period
to 25 January 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 25 January 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
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 302 334 316
Rank change year-on-year +32 -18 -5
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 332 509 853
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.79% 0.71% 0.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.45% 3.33% 4.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 317 518
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £313 £325 £313
90th Percentile £683 £650 £658
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +6.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 15 17
Median hourly rate £34.95 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.63% - +20.10%
10th Percentile £19.40 £25.75 £14.33
90th Percentile £48.09 £52.80 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.50 £40.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year +23.75% -1.23% +24.62%

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 9,616 15,283 19,157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.78% 21.33% 19.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,300 9,865 11,766
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +4.90%
10th Percentile £277 £256 £256
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 501 633 855
Median hourly rate £40.50 £32.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.62% +22.64% +14.10%
10th Percentile £15.04 £14.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £64.50 £57.50 £51.00
Median hourly rate £38.50 £29.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +32.76% +9.43% +6.00%

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 25 January 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 25 January 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 25 January 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 +53 298 £478 +0.53% 264
London +33 190 £500 -4.76% 110
UK excluding London +72 96 £450 +5.88% 181
Work from Home -154 53 £475 +31.94% 33
South East +84 37 £475 +5.56% 44
South West +60 16 £481 +6.83% 10
North of England +97 15 £450 -5.26% 52
East of England +45 11 £475 +18.75% 23
North West +60 10 £450 -7.69% 30
Midlands +49 9 £325 -23.53% 25
Scotland +28 7 £415 +1.84% 14
West Midlands +43 6 £325 -25.71% 17
Yorkshire +52 5 £450 +25.00% 12
East Midlands +33 3 £325 -18.75% 8
Wales - 1 £400 - 2

For the 6 months to 25 January 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.

1 332 (100.00%) Degree
2 321 (96.69%) Computer Science
3 104 (31.33%) Agile Software Development
4 97 (29.22%) Java
5 95 (28.61%) Finance
6 81 (24.40%) Problem-Solving
7 70 (21.08%) AWS
8 69 (20.78%) JavaScript
8 69 (20.78%) Analytical Skills
9 68 (20.48%) Python
10 64 (19.28%) SQL
11 59 (17.77%) DevOps
12 58 (17.47%) HTML
13 52 (15.66%) Azure
13 52 (15.66%) Software Engineering
14 50 (15.06%) Microservices
15 49 (14.76%) Master's Degree
15 49 (14.76%) Linux
15 49 (14.76%) Microsoft
16 48 (14.46%) CSS
17 45 (13.55%) Jenkins
18 43 (12.95%) C#
19 39 (11.75%) Banking
20 38 (11.45%) Management Information System
20 38 (11.45%) Scrum
21 37 (11.14%) Git (software)
22 36 (10.84%) OO
23 35 (10.54%) Oracle
24 34 (10.24%) Continuous Integration
25 33 (9.94%) Multithreading

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 22 (6.63%) Apache
1 22 (6.63%) Apache Spark
2 11 (3.31%) Red Hat Fuse
3 9 (2.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 9 (2.71%) Tomcat
4 8 (2.41%) WebLogic
4 8 (2.41%) WebSphere
5 7 (2.11%) Appian
5 7 (2.11%) Confluence
5 7 (2.11%) IIS
6 6 (1.81%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.51%) CMS
8 4 (1.20%) Apache Airflow
8 4 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.90%) Apache Qpid
9 3 (0.90%) FileNet
9 3 (0.90%) JBoss
10 2 (0.60%) Drupal
10 2 (0.60%) Jetty
10 2 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 10 (3.01%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.71%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.60%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.30%) Figma
5 1 (0.30%) GNU Octave
5 1 (0.30%) InVision
5 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.30%) Sketch
5 1 (0.30%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 7 (2.11%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.90%) Summit
3 2 (0.60%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.30%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 70 (21.08%) AWS
2 52 (15.66%) Azure
3 20 (6.02%) GitHub
4 19 (5.72%) GCP
5 12 (3.61%) Amazon EKS
6 10 (3.01%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (2.71%) SaaS
8 8 (2.41%) Power Platform
9 7 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (2.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 6 (1.81%) Dynamics 365
10 6 (1.81%) PaaS
11 5 (1.51%) Amazon S3
11 5 (1.51%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (1.51%) IaaS
11 5 (1.51%) Serverless
12 4 (1.20%) Amazon EMR
12 4 (1.20%) Office 365
13 3 (0.90%) Azure Machine Learning
13 3 (0.90%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.52%) Firewall
2 14 (4.22%) DNS
3 10 (3.01%) HTTP
4 9 (2.71%) DHCP
4 9 (2.71%) SNMP
4 9 (2.71%) VLAN
5 8 (2.41%) IPsec
5 8 (2.41%) LAN
5 8 (2.41%) WAN
6 7 (2.11%) TCP/IP
6 7 (2.11%) VPN
7 6 (1.81%) POP3
7 6 (1.81%) SMTP
8 4 (1.20%) Network Security
9 2 (0.60%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.60%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.60%) Internet
9 2 (0.60%) MPLS
9 2 (0.60%) Multicast
9 2 (0.60%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (9.94%) SQL Server
2 29 (8.73%) Relational Database
3 19 (5.72%) PostgreSQL
4 18 (5.42%) NoSQL
5 16 (4.82%) Big Data
5 16 (4.82%) Hadoop
5 16 (4.82%) MySQL
6 9 (2.71%) Amazon RDS
7 8 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (2.11%) Power BI
9 6 (1.81%) ArangoDB
9 6 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (1.81%) Tableau
10 5 (1.51%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (1.51%) Apache Hive
10 5 (1.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (1.20%) Amazon Redshift
11 4 (1.20%) HBase
11 4 (1.20%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 45 (13.55%) Jenkins
2 37 (11.14%) Git (software)
3 18 (5.42%) JIRA
4 16 (4.82%) Maven
5 13 (3.92%) JUnit
6 10 (3.01%) Ant
6 10 (3.01%) git-flow
7 9 (2.71%) JMeter
8 8 (2.41%) Mockito
9 7 (2.11%) Gradle
10 6 (1.81%) TeamCity
11 5 (1.51%) webpack
12 4 (1.20%) Cucumber
12 4 (1.20%) Selenium
12 4 (1.20%) SonarQube
13 3 (0.90%) Android Studio
13 3 (0.90%) Cypress.io
13 3 (0.90%) Postman
13 3 (0.90%) Sonatype Nexus
13 3 (0.90%) Visual Studio
General
1 95 (28.61%) Finance
2 39 (11.75%) Banking
3 21 (6.33%) Front Office
4 17 (5.12%) Investment Banking
5 14 (4.22%) Marketing
5 14 (4.22%) Public Sector
6 6 (1.81%) Electronics
6 6 (1.81%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.51%) Games
7 5 (1.51%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.20%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.90%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.90%) German Language
9 3 (0.90%) Retail
10 2 (0.60%) Advertising
10 2 (0.60%) Back Office
11 1 (0.30%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.30%) Legal
11 1 (0.30%) Portuguese Language
11 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 129 (38.86%) Developer
2 39 (11.75%) Analyst
3 33 (9.94%) Java Developer
4 25 (7.53%) Architect
5 19 (5.72%) Python Developer
6 16 (4.82%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 16 (4.82%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
6 16 (4.82%) Senior Developer
7 13 (3.92%) Software Engineer
8 12 (3.61%) Consultant
8 12 (3.61%) Investment Banking Java Developer
9 10 (3.01%) DevOps Engineer
9 10 (3.01%) Full Stack Developer
9 10 (3.01%) IT Analyst
9 10 (3.01%) Security Analyst
10 9 (2.71%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (2.41%) .NET Developer
11 8 (2.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 8 (2.41%) Network Engineer
11 8 (2.41%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (17.47%) HTML
2 48 (14.46%) CSS
3 31 (9.34%) .NET
4 30 (9.04%) HTML5
5 29 (8.73%) RESTful
5 29 (8.73%) Spring
6 28 (8.43%) REST
7 27 (8.13%) AngularJS
7 27 (8.13%) XML
8 26 (7.83%) Web Services
9 25 (7.53%) Middleware
10 19 (5.72%) Kafka
11 18 (5.42%) OSGi
12 17 (5.12%) JSON
13 15 (4.52%) J2EE
13 15 (4.52%) SOAP
14 14 (4.22%) Ajax
14 14 (4.22%) Hibernate
14 14 (4.22%) jQuery
14 14 (4.22%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 69 (20.78%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (11.45%) Management Information System
3 23 (6.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 22 (6.63%) Enterprise Software
4 22 (6.63%) Hedge funds
5 21 (6.33%) Data Structures
6 18 (5.42%) User Experience
7 17 (5.12%) Mobile App
8 14 (4.22%) Equities
9 13 (3.92%) Algorithms
9 13 (3.92%) Self-Motivation
10 11 (3.31%) Clustering
11 10 (3.01%) Mobile Payment
11 10 (3.01%) Security Operations Centre
12 9 (2.71%) Cloud Native
12 9 (2.71%) Cyberthreat
13 7 (2.11%) Reinsurance
14 6 (1.81%) Data Centre
15 5 (1.51%) Enterprise Cloud
15 5 (1.51%) Industry 4.0
Operating Systems
1 49 (14.76%) Linux
2 29 (8.73%) Windows
3 19 (5.72%) Unix
4 14 (4.22%) Windows Server
5 11 (3.31%) Android
6 5 (1.51%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.60%) Solaris
8 1 (0.30%) AIX
8 1 (0.30%) MVS
8 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.30%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 321 (96.69%) Computer Science
2 104 (31.33%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (24.40%) Problem-Solving
4 59 (17.77%) DevOps
5 52 (15.66%) Software Engineering
6 50 (15.06%) Microservices
7 38 (11.45%) Scrum
8 36 (10.84%) OO
9 34 (10.24%) Continuous Integration
10 33 (9.94%) Multithreading
11 29 (8.73%) Information Security
11 29 (8.73%) Open Source
12 28 (8.43%) Analytics
13 25 (7.53%) Migration
13 25 (7.53%) Web Development
14 23 (6.93%) Low Latency
14 23 (6.93%) Test Automation
15 22 (6.63%) Data Science
16 21 (6.33%) Business Intelligence
16 21 (6.33%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 97 (29.22%) Java
2 69 (20.78%) JavaScript
3 68 (20.48%) Python
4 64 (19.28%) SQL
5 43 (12.95%) C#
6 28 (8.43%) C++
7 19 (5.72%) Java 8
8 16 (4.82%) Scala
9 13 (3.92%) Kotlin
10 11 (3.31%) C
10 11 (3.31%) ES6
11 10 (3.01%) Perl
12 9 (2.71%) PHP
12 9 (2.71%) PowerShell
13 8 (2.41%) Bash Shell
13 8 (2.41%) TypeScript
14 7 (2.11%) PL/SQL
14 7 (2.11%) R
15 6 (1.81%) T-SQL
16 5 (1.51%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 332 (100.00%) Degree
2 49 (14.76%) Master's Degree
3 29 (8.73%) Security Cleared
4 18 (5.42%) CISSP
5 17 (5.12%) SC Cleared
6 12 (3.61%) GIAC
6 12 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (3.01%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (3.01%) GCIH
8 9 (2.71%) CCNA
8 9 (2.71%) SSCP
9 8 (2.41%) CCNP
10 7 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (1.81%) DV Cleared
11 6 (1.81%) MCSE
12 5 (1.51%) PhD
13 4 (1.20%) Numerate Degree
13 4 (1.20%) PMI Certification
13 4 (1.20%) PMP
14 3 (0.90%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.02%) QA
2 9 (2.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.11%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 4 (1.20%) NCSC
5 3 (0.90%) MiFID
5 3 (0.90%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.90%) PMO
5 3 (0.90%) SLA
6 2 (0.60%) IEC 62304
6 2 (0.60%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.30%) COBIT
7 1 (0.30%) NIST
7 1 (0.30%) NIST 800
System Software
1 21 (6.33%) Docker
2 8 (2.41%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.90%) Firmware
4 2 (0.60%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.30%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
5 1 (0.30%) HDFS
5 1 (0.30%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.30%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.30%) RACF
5 1 (0.30%) vSphere
5 1 (0.30%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 20 (6.02%) Ansible
2 19 (5.72%) Kubernetes
3 17 (5.12%) Terraform
4 4 (1.20%) Hadoop YARN
4 4 (1.20%) Prometheus
4 4 (1.20%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (0.90%) Consul
5 3 (0.90%) Fluentd
5 3 (0.90%) Grafana
5 3 (0.90%) Istio
5 3 (0.90%) Kibana
5 3 (0.90%) logstash
5 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (0.90%) Nagios
5 3 (0.90%) Rancher
6 2 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.30%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.30%) OPNET
7 1 (0.30%) QRadar
7 1 (0.30%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 49 (14.76%) Microsoft
2 35 (10.54%) Oracle
3 19 (5.72%) Splunk
4 15 (4.52%) Google
5 14 (4.22%) Adobe
6 13 (3.92%) Cisco
7 11 (3.31%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (2.71%) Databricks
8 9 (2.71%) IBM
8 9 (2.71%) ServiceNow
9 8 (2.41%) VMware
10 7 (2.11%) SAP
11 5 (1.51%) Alibaba
11 5 (1.51%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
12 4 (1.20%) AppDynamics
13 3 (0.90%) Apple
13 3 (0.90%) MicroStrategy
14 2 (0.60%) Citrix
14 2 (0.60%) HP
14 2 (0.60%) TIBCO