Period
to 22 October 2018

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 22 October 2018 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 296 296 287
Rank change year-on-year 0 -9 +66
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 915 843 969
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 0.85% 0.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.77% 4.52% 4.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 569 552 634
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £316 £260 £240
90th Percentile £675 £637 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £334
% change year-on-year +9.33% +12.36% -7.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 45 25
UK median hourly rate £34.75 £32.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.59% +18.52% -6.35%
10th Percentile £21.42 £12.60 £12.45
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £33.44 £30.25
% change year-on-year +13.64% +10.55% +0.52%

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 19,164 18,639 22,316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.55% 18.76% 21.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,335 11,375 13,865
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £244 £225 £240
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.58% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 902 831
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +3.77% +10.42%
10th Percentile £12.55 £12.01 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.98 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +10.00%

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 22 October 2018.

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 22 October 2018.

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 22 October 2018. 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 +19 849 £480 +6.67% 659
London +13 475 £500 +3.09% 266
UK excluding London +2 428 £410 +9.33% 440
North of England +28 107 £435 +28.89% 78
South East -23 105 £408 +1.88% 124
Midlands -33 62 £385 +18.46% 53
Yorkshire +26 56 £525 +5.00% 14
South West +7 56 £400 +5.26% 49
Scotland -32 52 £415 +15.28% 26
North West +11 42 £375 +11.11% 57
East of England +15 39 £400 +33.33% 91
East Midlands +3 31 £360 -1.03% 24
West Midlands -13 31 £460 +53.33% 29
North East -6 9 £450 +55.17% 7
Northern Ireland +30 8 £432 -4.11% 9

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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.

1 915 (100.00%) Degree
2 874 (95.52%) Computer Science
3 359 (39.23%) Agile Software Development
4 260 (28.42%) Java
5 214 (23.39%) JavaScript
6 212 (23.17%) Finance
7 190 (20.77%) Python
8 181 (19.78%) C#
9 162 (17.70%) SQL
10 160 (17.49%) Microsoft
11 155 (16.94%) Problem-Solving
12 152 (16.61%) Software Engineering
13 147 (16.07%) HTML
14 139 (15.19%) Analytical Skills
15 137 (14.97%) DevOps
15 137 (14.97%) CSS
16 126 (13.77%) Windows
16 126 (13.77%) Amazon AWS
17 124 (13.55%) Git (software)
18 120 (13.11%) OO
18 120 (13.11%) TDD
19 119 (13.01%) .NET
20 114 (12.46%) Linux
21 111 (12.13%) Docker
22 110 (12.02%) Mathematics
23 100 (10.93%) C++
24 97 (10.60%) Microsoft Azure
25 94 (10.27%) SQL Server
26 91 (9.95%) Master's Degree
27 88 (9.62%) Test Automation

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 48 (5.25%) Apache Spark
2 33 (3.61%) SharePoint
3 32 (3.50%) Apache
4 30 (3.28%) IIS
5 23 (2.51%) CMS
5 23 (2.51%) Elasticsearch
6 20 (2.19%) SharePoint 2013
7 18 (1.97%) WebSphere
8 16 (1.75%) Skype for Business
9 15 (1.64%) nginx
10 14 (1.53%) Ethereum
10 14 (1.53%) Hyperledger
10 14 (1.53%) MS Exchange
10 14 (1.53%) Tomcat
11 13 (1.42%) SharePoint 2010
12 12 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
12 12 (1.31%) Jetty
12 12 (1.31%) Mongrel
12 12 (1.31%) OpenStack
12 12 (1.31%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 25 (2.73%) Microsoft Excel
1 25 (2.73%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (1.09%) InfoPath
4 7 (0.77%) Chatbot
5 5 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.55%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.55%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.22%) Windchill
7 1 (0.11%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.11%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.11%) HipChat
7 1 (0.11%) Maya
7 1 (0.11%) Shockwave
7 1 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (1.53%) Distributed Ledger
2 13 (1.42%) R3 Corda
3 11 (1.20%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.33%) Endur
6 2 (0.22%) Actimize
6 2 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.22%) Magento
6 2 (0.22%) MetaTrader
6 2 (0.22%) Sonata
7 1 (0.11%) Eikon
7 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 1 (0.11%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.11%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 126 (13.77%) Amazon AWS
2 97 (10.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (5.57%) Office 365
4 44 (4.81%) AWS CloudFormation
5 41 (4.48%) Serverless
6 34 (3.72%) AWS Lambda
7 28 (3.06%) Cloud Computing
8 27 (2.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 26 (2.84%) Amazon EC2
9 26 (2.84%) Google Cloud Platform
10 24 (2.62%) Amazon S3
10 24 (2.62%) GitHub
11 23 (2.51%) Amazon ELB
12 17 (1.86%) SaaS
13 16 (1.75%) PaaS
14 14 (1.53%) IaaS
14 14 (1.53%) Mimecast
14 14 (1.53%) Sumo Logic
15 9 (0.98%) OneDrive
15 9 (0.98%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 59 (6.45%) Firewall
2 32 (3.50%) HTTP
3 28 (3.06%) DNS
4 22 (2.40%) LAN
5 19 (2.08%) DHCP
5 19 (2.08%) WAN
6 18 (1.97%) Internet
7 17 (1.86%) MPLS
8 16 (1.75%) VPN
9 12 (1.31%) BGP
9 12 (1.31%) OSPF
9 12 (1.31%) Skype
10 11 (1.20%) TCP/IP
11 10 (1.09%) SSL
12 9 (0.98%) PBX
13 8 (0.87%) Network Security
13 8 (0.87%) VoIP
13 8 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
14 7 (0.77%) IPsec
14 7 (0.77%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (10.27%) SQL Server
2 58 (6.34%) Relational Database
3 56 (6.12%) Big Data
4 46 (5.03%) Hadoop
5 42 (4.59%) PostgreSQL
6 36 (3.93%) MySQL
7 35 (3.83%) NoSQL
8 34 (3.72%) Data Warehouse
9 26 (2.84%) Redis
10 23 (2.51%) Amazon RDS
11 20 (2.19%) Blockchain
11 20 (2.19%) RDBMS
12 19 (2.08%) MongoDB
13 17 (1.86%) Oracle Database
14 16 (1.75%) DB2
15 14 (1.53%) Apache Hive
16 13 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 12 (1.31%) Power BI
18 11 (1.20%) Data Lake
18 11 (1.20%) Impala
Development Applications
1 124 (13.55%) Git (software)
2 82 (8.96%) Jenkins
3 58 (6.34%) Maven
4 48 (5.25%) JIRA
5 47 (5.14%) Selenium
6 34 (3.72%) Gradle
7 33 (3.61%) Visual Studio
8 32 (3.50%) JUnit
9 26 (2.84%) TeamCity
10 25 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
11 23 (2.51%) Vagrant
12 22 (2.40%) Ant
13 17 (1.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 15 (1.64%) Mockito
15 14 (1.53%) Cucumber
16 13 (1.42%) Eclipse
16 13 (1.42%) MSBuild
16 13 (1.42%) Subversion
17 12 (1.31%) CruiseControl
17 12 (1.31%) IntelliJ
General
1 212 (23.17%) Finance
2 63 (6.89%) Banking
3 37 (4.04%) Telecoms
4 35 (3.83%) Marketing
5 25 (2.73%) Games
6 24 (2.62%) Retail
7 23 (2.51%) Manufacturing
8 22 (2.40%) Investment Banking
9 21 (2.30%) Electronics
10 20 (2.19%) Back Office
11 18 (1.97%) Front Office
12 16 (1.75%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.87%) Legal
13 8 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.66%) Advertising
14 6 (0.66%) German Language
14 6 (0.66%) Mandarin Language
14 6 (0.66%) Publishing
15 4 (0.44%) Automotive
15 4 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 386 (42.19%) Developer
2 117 (12.79%) Java Developer
3 71 (7.76%) Analyst
4 55 (6.01%) Architect
5 52 (5.68%) Software Engineer
6 45 (4.92%) C# Developer
7 43 (4.70%) Consultant
8 37 (4.04%) .NET Developer
9 31 (3.39%) Tester
10 30 (3.28%) Senior Developer
11 29 (3.17%) Full Stack Developer
12 26 (2.84%) C# .NET Developer
12 26 (2.84%) DevOps Engineer
12 26 (2.84%) Python Developer
13 24 (2.62%) Agile Developer
14 23 (2.51%) Automation Tester
14 23 (2.51%) Network Engineer
15 22 (2.40%) Developer in Test
15 22 (2.40%) Security Engineer
15 22 (2.40%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (16.07%) HTML
2 137 (14.97%) CSS
3 119 (13.01%) .NET
4 76 (8.31%) Web Services
5 73 (7.98%) Spring
6 72 (7.87%) XML
7 70 (7.65%) AngularJS
8 66 (7.21%) RESTful
9 62 (6.78%) Node.js
10 61 (6.67%) Kafka
11 52 (5.68%) REST
12 46 (5.03%) HTML5
13 45 (4.92%) React
14 40 (4.37%) ASP.NET
15 34 (3.72%) JSON
15 34 (3.72%) Spring Boot
16 32 (3.50%) jQuery
17 30 (3.28%) Redux
18 27 (2.95%) .NET Framework
18 27 (2.95%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 874 (95.52%) Computer Science
2 139 (15.19%) Analytical Skills
3 78 (8.52%) Mobile App
4 74 (8.09%) Algorithms
5 54 (5.90%) Management Information System
6 51 (5.57%) Self-Motivation
7 50 (5.46%) Data Structures
8 39 (4.26%) Fintech
8 39 (4.26%) User Experience
9 27 (2.95%) Greenfield Project
10 25 (2.73%) Data Centre
11 20 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
12 17 (1.86%) Blog
12 17 (1.86%) Cloud Native
13 16 (1.75%) Bitcoin
14 14 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 13 (1.42%) Device Driver
15 13 (1.42%) Embedded Systems
15 13 (1.42%) PKI
16 12 (1.31%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 126 (13.77%) Windows
2 114 (12.46%) Linux
3 70 (7.65%) Unix
4 52 (5.68%) Apple iOS
4 52 (5.68%) Windows Server
5 44 (4.81%) Android
6 33 (3.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 32 (3.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 27 (2.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (1.31%) CentOS
9 12 (1.31%) Debian
9 12 (1.31%) Fedora
9 12 (1.31%) Ubuntu
10 10 (1.09%) Windows 7
11 8 (0.87%) VMS
11 8 (0.87%) Windows 10
12 5 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
12 5 (0.55%) Solaris
13 4 (0.44%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.44%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 359 (39.23%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (16.94%) Problem-Solving
3 152 (16.61%) Software Engineering
4 137 (14.97%) DevOps
5 120 (13.11%) OO
5 120 (13.11%) TDD
6 110 (12.02%) Mathematics
7 88 (9.62%) Test Automation
8 84 (9.18%) SDLC
9 78 (8.52%) Analytics
10 72 (7.87%) Continuous Integration
10 72 (7.87%) Data Science
11 69 (7.54%) Scrum
12 67 (7.32%) ITIL
13 65 (7.10%) Project Management
14 63 (6.89%) Migration
15 62 (6.78%) Microservices
16 61 (6.67%) Unit Testing
17 59 (6.45%) Open Source
18 55 (6.01%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 260 (28.42%) Java
2 214 (23.39%) JavaScript
3 190 (20.77%) Python
4 181 (19.78%) C#
5 162 (17.70%) SQL
6 100 (10.93%) C++
7 76 (8.31%) PowerShell
8 58 (6.34%) Java 8
9 39 (4.26%) PHP
10 38 (4.15%) TypeScript
11 37 (4.04%) C
12 36 (3.93%) Perl
13 35 (3.83%) Scala
14 32 (3.50%) Go
15 26 (2.84%) Apple Swift
16 23 (2.51%) Bash Shell
17 21 (2.30%) Ruby
18 18 (1.97%) Shell Script
19 16 (1.75%) R
19 16 (1.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 915 (100.00%) Degree
2 91 (9.95%) Master's Degree
3 58 (6.34%) Security Cleared
4 43 (4.70%) CISSP
4 43 (4.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 42 (4.59%) SC Cleared
6 36 (3.93%) Cisco Certification
7 28 (3.06%) MCSE
8 27 (2.95%) Numerate Degree
9 26 (2.84%) CISA
10 23 (2.51%) CISM
11 21 (2.30%) CEH
12 20 (2.19%) GIAC
13 18 (1.97%) CCNA
14 14 (1.53%) CompTIA Security+
15 13 (1.42%) ISEB
16 12 (1.31%) CCNP
16 12 (1.31%) PMI Certification
17 10 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
18 9 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (5.36%) QA
2 13 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (1.20%) GDPR
4 10 (1.09%) HIPAA
5 9 (0.98%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
7 6 (0.66%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.44%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 3 (0.33%) GxP
9 3 (0.33%) PMO
9 3 (0.33%) PSD2
10 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.22%) SLA
11 1 (0.11%) Basel III
11 1 (0.11%) COBIT
11 1 (0.11%) GAMP
11 1 (0.11%) GMP
11 1 (0.11%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.11%) SAS 70
System Software
1 111 (12.13%) Docker
2 52 (5.68%) Active Directory
3 30 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (1.86%) Hyper-V
5 16 (1.75%) VirtualBox
6 10 (1.09%) Apache Flume
6 10 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (0.98%) XenApp
8 6 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (0.55%) KVM
9 5 (0.55%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.44%) HDFS
10 4 (0.44%) vSphere
11 3 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 2 (0.22%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.22%) XenServer
13 1 (0.11%) Firmware
13 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 72 (7.87%) Ansible
2 58 (6.34%) Terraform
3 46 (5.03%) Opscode Chef
4 44 (4.81%) Puppet
5 33 (3.61%) Kubernetes
6 21 (2.30%) Salt
7 18 (1.97%) Kibana
7 18 (1.97%) logstash
7 18 (1.97%) Nagios
8 17 (1.86%) Packer
9 14 (1.53%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 14 (1.53%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 12 (1.31%) Graylog
10 12 (1.31%) SCCM
11 10 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (0.66%) Data Guard
12 6 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 5 (0.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 5 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
14 4 (0.44%) CASB
Vendors
1 160 (17.49%) Microsoft
2 73 (7.98%) Oracle
3 39 (4.26%) Splunk
4 37 (4.04%) VMware
5 36 (3.93%) Cisco
6 35 (3.83%) Google
7 22 (2.40%) IBM
8 19 (2.08%) Red Hat
8 19 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
9 17 (1.86%) Citrix
10 15 (1.64%) HP
10 15 (1.64%) Informatica
10 15 (1.64%) Proofpoint
10 15 (1.64%) SAP
11 13 (1.42%) McAfee
12 12 (1.31%) AppDynamics
12 12 (1.31%) Apple
12 12 (1.31%) CyberArk
12 12 (1.31%) New Relic
12 12 (1.31%) Tableau