Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 320 287 352
Rank change year-on-year -33 +65 -40
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 657 255 616
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 0.80% 0.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.19% 3.27% 3.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 169 379
10th Percentile £356 £313 £300
25th Percentile £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% -5.26%
75th Percentile £665 £600 £575
90th Percentile £734 £723 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £440 £420
% change year-on-year +13.64% +4.76% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 16
10th Percentile £47.00 £33.33 £27.34
25th Percentile £47.75 £34.61 £37.25
Median hourly rate £51.25 £37.50 £43.75
Median % change year-on-year +36.67% -14.29% +25.90%
75th Percentile £64.88 £42.88 £51.25
90th Percentile £73.23 £45.65 £53.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +8.89% +12.50% +5.26%

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 15,671 7,806 16,963
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.64% 24.52% 20.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,144 5,251 10,814
10th Percentile £313 £290 £263
25th Percentile £413 £383 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
75th Percentile £600 £569 £563
90th Percentile £688 £638 £648
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £452 £448
% change year-on-year +5.13% +0.97% +7.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 698 319 785
10th Percentile £12.30 £15.00 £14.10
25th Percentile £16.25 £20.79 £17.50
Median hourly rate £32.25 £31.61 £39.18
Median % change year-on-year +2.02% -19.31% +70.33%
75th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £50.00
90th Percentile £65.68 £64.50 £58.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.57 £27.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.88% -31.25% +73.91%

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 24 October 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 24 October 2021.

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 24 October 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 -38 535 £550 +14.58% 503
London -53 363 £575 +15.00% 230
UK excluding London -67 185 £500 +13.64% 316
Work from Home -128 146 £525 +36.36% 110
South East -30 77 £500 +5.26% 79
Scotland -51 33 £500 +11.11% 24
East of England -37 29 £525 +21.74% 50
North of England -62 18 £452 +12.86% 70
North West -49 13 £450 +4.65% 47
Midlands -71 10 £558 +48.67% 52
Northern Ireland +5 8 £475 - 8
South West -60 8 £459 -4.58% 22
West Midlands -69 6 £490 +22.50% 26
Yorkshire -55 5 £573 +114.02% 14
East Midlands -39 4 £625 +92.31% 26
Wales -25 2 £375 -6.25% 10

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 653 (99.39%) Degree
2 638 (97.11%) Computer Science
3 257 (39.12%) Social Skills
4 219 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 204 (31.05%) Finance
6 202 (30.75%) SQL
7 194 (29.53%) Java
8 184 (28.01%) Python
9 146 (22.22%) AWS
10 138 (21.00%) Azure
11 120 (18.26%) Problem-Solving
12 117 (17.81%) Analytical Skills
13 109 (16.59%) Analytics
14 95 (14.46%) Git (software)
14 95 (14.46%) JavaScript
15 93 (14.16%) DevOps
16 91 (13.85%) Linux
17 88 (13.39%) Software Engineering
18 85 (12.94%) C#
19 84 (12.79%) Banking
20 82 (12.48%) Microsoft
21 76 (11.57%) Project Management
22 73 (11.11%) HTML
23 72 (10.96%) Microservices
24 71 (10.81%) CSS
25 70 (10.65%) Management Information System
26 68 (10.35%) OO
26 68 (10.35%) Test Automation
27 66 (10.05%) Mathematics
28 64 (9.74%) Docker

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 59 (8.98%) Apache Spark
2 20 (3.04%) Luigi
3 19 (2.89%) Apache Airflow
4 15 (2.28%) Apache
5 8 (1.22%) CMS
5 8 (1.22%) Confluence
5 8 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (1.22%) SharePoint
6 6 (0.91%) MS Exchange
6 6 (0.91%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.76%) IIS
8 4 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.61%) Jupyter
8 4 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.46%) CICS
9 3 (0.46%) Headless CMS
9 3 (0.46%) SAS
9 3 (0.46%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 20 (3.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (2.74%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (1.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (1.67%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.30%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.30%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.15%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.15%) CPLEX
7 1 (0.15%) PrintSoft PReS
7 1 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (0.46%) Workday HCM
2 2 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 146 (22.22%) AWS
2 138 (21.00%) Azure
3 42 (6.39%) GCP
3 42 (6.39%) Serverless
4 40 (6.09%) Amazon S3
5 29 (4.41%) Amazon EMR
6 24 (3.65%) SaaS
7 23 (3.50%) PaaS
8 20 (3.04%) AWS CloudFormation
9 18 (2.74%) AWS Lambda
9 18 (2.74%) Azure Functions
9 18 (2.74%) GitHub
9 18 (2.74%) Microsoft 365
10 17 (2.59%) Amazon EC2
10 17 (2.59%) IaaS
11 16 (2.44%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 16 (2.44%) Power Platform
12 15 (2.28%) Cloud Computing
13 12 (1.83%) Amazon EKS
13 12 (1.83%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (4.72%) Network Security
2 26 (3.96%) DNS
3 25 (3.81%) Firewall
4 18 (2.74%) FTP
5 15 (2.28%) HTTP
6 13 (1.98%) TCP/IP
7 12 (1.83%) NetScaler
7 12 (1.83%) WAN
8 11 (1.67%) LAN
8 11 (1.67%) SAN
9 10 (1.52%) DHCP
10 9 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (1.22%) BGP
11 8 (1.22%) IPsec
11 8 (1.22%) NAS
11 8 (1.22%) OSPF
11 8 (1.22%) VPN
12 7 (1.07%) Kerberos
12 7 (1.07%) Wireless
13 6 (0.91%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (9.13%) Data Warehouse
2 56 (8.52%) SQL Server
3 53 (8.07%) Hadoop
4 51 (7.76%) Big Data
5 50 (7.61%) NoSQL
6 42 (6.39%) PostgreSQL
7 36 (5.48%) Apache Cassandra
8 33 (5.02%) Relational Database
9 27 (4.11%) Amazon Redshift
9 27 (4.11%) MySQL
10 23 (3.50%) Metadata
11 22 (3.35%) Tableau
12 18 (2.74%) Azkaban
13 17 (2.59%) Data Lake
14 15 (2.28%) Power BI
15 14 (2.13%) Apache Hive
15 14 (2.13%) DB2
15 14 (2.13%) HBase
15 14 (2.13%) Spark SQL
16 12 (1.83%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 95 (14.46%) Git (software)
2 61 (9.28%) Jenkins
3 39 (5.94%) JIRA
4 32 (4.87%) Maven
5 23 (3.50%) Selenium
6 16 (2.44%) Bitbucket
7 15 (2.28%) GitLab
8 14 (2.13%) Subversion
9 12 (1.83%) JUnit
10 11 (1.67%) Visual Studio
11 10 (1.52%) Jasmine
11 10 (1.52%) Mockito
12 9 (1.37%) Karma Test Runner
12 9 (1.37%) Postman
12 9 (1.37%) TeamCity
13 8 (1.22%) Appium
13 8 (1.22%) Burp Suite
13 8 (1.22%) Metasploit
13 8 (1.22%) SonarQube
14 7 (1.07%) Gradle
General
1 257 (39.12%) Social Skills
2 204 (31.05%) Finance
3 117 (17.81%) Analytical Skills
4 84 (12.79%) Banking
5 38 (5.78%) Financial Institution
6 36 (5.48%) Public Sector
7 35 (5.33%) Presentation Skills
8 32 (4.87%) Legal
9 28 (4.26%) Investment Banking
10 22 (3.35%) Front Office
11 19 (2.89%) Telecoms
12 17 (2.59%) Documentation Skills
13 14 (2.13%) Retail
14 11 (1.67%) Organisational Skills
14 11 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
15 9 (1.37%) Games
15 9 (1.37%) Influencing Skills
15 9 (1.37%) Marketing
16 8 (1.22%) Publishing
17 7 (1.07%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 209 (31.81%) Developer
2 58 (8.83%) Data Engineer
2 58 (8.83%) Java Developer
3 50 (7.61%) Analyst
4 47 (7.15%) Senior Developer
5 46 (7.00%) Architect
6 34 (5.18%) AWS Engineer
7 33 (5.02%) Software Engineer
8 27 (4.11%) Consultant
9 21 (3.20%) DevOps Engineer
10 17 (2.59%) C# Developer
10 17 (2.59%) Senior Java Developer
11 15 (2.28%) Business Analyst
11 15 (2.28%) Support Engineer
12 14 (2.13%) .NET Developer
12 14 (2.13%) Lead Developer
12 14 (2.13%) Network Engineer
12 14 (2.13%) Software Developer
13 13 (1.98%) Python Engineer
13 13 (1.98%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (11.11%) HTML
2 71 (10.81%) CSS
3 62 (9.44%) Kafka
4 61 (9.28%) React
5 50 (7.61%) REST
6 48 (7.31%) .NET
7 43 (6.54%) AngularJS
7 43 (6.54%) Web Services
8 38 (5.78%) Spring
9 37 (5.63%) XML
10 36 (5.48%) RESTful
11 30 (4.57%) Spring Boot
12 28 (4.26%) Node.js
13 26 (3.96%) Middleware
14 20 (3.04%) .NET Framework
14 20 (3.04%) JSON
15 18 (2.74%) WPF
16 16 (2.44%) ARM Templates
17 15 (2.28%) HTML5
17 15 (2.28%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 70 (10.65%) Management Information System
2 50 (7.61%) User Experience
3 29 (4.41%) Data Structures
4 28 (4.26%) Mobile App
5 25 (3.81%) Public Cloud
6 23 (3.50%) Data Centre
6 23 (3.50%) Self-Motivation
7 22 (3.35%) Algorithms
7 22 (3.35%) Hedge funds
8 16 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 13 (1.98%) Cloud Native
10 12 (1.83%) PKI
11 11 (1.67%) Derivative
12 10 (1.52%) Data Protection Act
13 9 (1.37%) Legacy Systems
14 8 (1.22%) Reference Data
14 8 (1.22%) Replication
14 8 (1.22%) Social Media
14 8 (1.22%) Video on Demand
14 8 (1.22%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 91 (13.85%) Linux
2 60 (9.13%) Windows
3 36 (5.48%) Unix
4 16 (2.44%) Apple iOS
5 13 (1.98%) Android
5 13 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (1.83%) Windows Server
7 10 (1.52%) Ubuntu
7 10 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (1.22%) tvOS
8 8 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.76%) Mac OS X
9 5 (0.76%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (0.61%) AIX
10 4 (0.61%) HPUX
10 4 (0.61%) Solaris
10 4 (0.61%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.46%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.15%) Kali Linux
12 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 638 (97.11%) Computer Science
2 219 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 120 (18.26%) Problem-Solving
4 109 (16.59%) Analytics
5 93 (14.16%) DevOps
6 88 (13.39%) Software Engineering
7 76 (11.57%) Project Management
8 72 (10.96%) Microservices
9 68 (10.35%) OO
9 68 (10.35%) Test Automation
10 66 (10.05%) Mathematics
11 53 (8.07%) Scrum
12 48 (7.31%) Data Modelling
13 47 (7.15%) Cybersecurity
13 47 (7.15%) Data Pipeline
14 46 (7.00%) ITIL
15 43 (6.54%) Data Protection
16 42 (6.39%) Multithreading
16 42 (6.39%) TDD
17 41 (6.24%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 202 (30.75%) SQL
2 194 (29.53%) Java
3 184 (28.01%) Python
4 95 (14.46%) JavaScript
5 85 (12.94%) C#
6 57 (8.68%) C++
7 53 (8.07%) Scala
8 42 (6.39%) Perl
9 41 (6.24%) Ruby
10 38 (5.78%) Java 8
11 36 (5.48%) PowerShell
12 27 (4.11%) Bash Shell
12 27 (4.11%) C
13 20 (3.04%) Go
13 20 (3.04%) TypeScript
14 18 (2.74%) PL/SQL
15 13 (1.98%) Shell Script
16 11 (1.67%) PHP
17 10 (1.52%) ES6
17 10 (1.52%) Java 11
Qualifications
1 653 (99.39%) Degree
2 64 (9.74%) Master's Degree
3 48 (7.31%) Security Cleared
4 38 (5.78%) SC Cleared
5 28 (4.26%) CISSP
5 28 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 23 (3.50%) MCSE
7 16 (2.44%) CISM
8 15 (2.28%) AWS Certification
9 14 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (1.98%) ISTQB
11 12 (1.83%) DV Cleared
12 11 (1.67%) CREST Certified
12 11 (1.67%) PMI Certification
12 11 (1.67%) SANS
13 9 (1.37%) CCNA
13 9 (1.37%) CCNP
13 9 (1.37%) Numerate Degree
14 8 (1.22%) CISA
14 8 (1.22%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (6.70%) QA
2 28 (4.26%) GDPR
3 15 (2.28%) Data Quality
3 15 (2.28%) GRC
4 10 (1.52%) NCSC
5 9 (1.37%) SLA
6 8 (1.22%) Accessibility
6 8 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.91%) COBIT
7 6 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.61%) GxP
8 4 (0.61%) NIST
8 4 (0.61%) SOC 1
8 4 (0.61%) SOC 2
9 3 (0.46%) ITGC
9 3 (0.46%) WAI
10 2 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.15%) ISO 13485
11 1 (0.15%) PMBOK
System Software
1 64 (9.74%) Docker
2 30 (4.57%) Active Directory
3 17 (2.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (1.98%) XenApp
5 6 (0.91%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
5 6 (0.91%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 6 (0.91%) HDFS
5 6 (0.91%) KVM
5 6 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.76%) vSphere
7 4 (0.61%) Firmware
8 3 (0.46%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.30%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 2 (0.30%) iptables
9 2 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.30%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.15%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.15%) LXC
Systems Management
1 62 (9.44%) Kubernetes
2 44 (6.70%) Terraform
3 23 (3.50%) Ansible
4 16 (2.44%) Puppet
5 11 (1.67%) Nessus
6 10 (1.52%) Grafana
6 10 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (1.52%) RSA Archer
7 9 (1.37%) Prometheus
7 9 (1.37%) SCCM
8 7 (1.07%) CSIRT
8 7 (1.07%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (0.91%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 6 (0.91%) NetBackup
10 5 (0.76%) Mesos
10 5 (0.76%) vCenter Server
11 4 (0.61%) Cisco CUCM
11 4 (0.61%) StackStorm
11 4 (0.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 3 (0.46%) Kibana
Vendors
1 82 (12.48%) Microsoft
2 50 (7.61%) Oracle
3 36 (5.48%) Google
4 29 (4.41%) Databricks
4 29 (4.41%) Salesforce.com
5 24 (3.65%) Cisco
5 24 (3.65%) Splunk
6 19 (2.89%) Apple
6 19 (2.89%) VMware
7 16 (2.44%) Citrix
7 16 (2.44%) SAP
8 12 (1.83%) Qualys
9 8 (1.22%) Bloomberg
9 8 (1.22%) ION Trading
10 7 (1.07%) AppDynamics
10 7 (1.07%) ServiceNow
11 6 (0.91%) EMC
12 5 (0.76%) CheckPoint
12 5 (0.76%) Informatica
12 5 (0.76%) Sybase