Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 301 317 330
Rank change year-on-year +16 +13 -20
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 413 461 739
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.79% 0.77% 0.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.72% 3.46% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 275 422
10th Percentile £325 £343 £313
25th Percentile £400 £413 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £495 £510 £475
Median % change year-on-year -2.94% +7.37% +5.56%
75th Percentile £592 £600 £575
90th Percentile £688 £700 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 18
10th Percentile £20.57 £30.93 £14.62
25th Percentile £29.63 £34.95 £17.88
Median hourly rate £35.25 £43.20 £34.50
Median % change year-on-year -18.40% +25.22% +2.86%
75th Percentile £39.69 £52.13 £49.38
90th Percentile £46.55 £52.55 £51.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.10 £24.09
% change year-on-year -7.92% +62.34% -46.48%

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 11,089 13,312 18,711
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.13% 22.22% 19.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,249 8,586 11,687
10th Percentile £300 £258 £263
25th Percentile £400 £369 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
75th Percentile £575 £571 £556
90th Percentile £650 £648 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £433
% change year-on-year - +4.05% +6.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 581 535 789
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.75 £12.38
25th Percentile £20.27 £17.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £28.42
Median % change year-on-year +33.33% +5.56% +32.96%
75th Percentile £51.56 £49.35 £46.00
90th Percentile £64.50 £57.50 £52.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +48.00% -9.09% +24.35%

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 13 April 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 13 April 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Computer Science Degree in the UK

Computer Science Degree
Top 14 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 13 April 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 +17 332 £500 -5.21% 351
London -14 199 £550 - 134
UK excluding London +51 127 £450 - 248
Work from Home -156 96 £498 +2.05% 50
South East +72 57 £440 -9.74% 68
Scotland -6 22 £413 -2.94% 16
North of England +53 17 £450 -5.26% 52
East of England +41 12 £500 +26.18% 31
North West +30 12 £445 -6.32% 27
South West +24 12 £640 +34.74% 18
Midlands +25 7 £224 -44.00% 49
West Midlands +27 6 £462 +8.71% 31
Yorkshire +34 5 £450 -8.63% 17
East Midlands +20 1 £100 -73.33% 18

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 413 (100.00%) Degree
2 409 (99.03%) Computer Science
3 160 (38.74%) Agile Software Development
4 122 (29.54%) Finance
5 111 (26.88%) DevOps
6 93 (22.52%) AWS
7 89 (21.55%) Java
8 84 (20.34%) Problem-Solving
9 81 (19.61%) Azure
10 76 (18.40%) Python
11 75 (18.16%) Microsoft
12 72 (17.43%) Analytical Skills
13 70 (16.95%) Security Cleared
14 64 (15.50%) JavaScript
15 63 (15.25%) Microservices
16 62 (15.01%) Scrum
17 59 (14.29%) SQL
18 58 (14.04%) Git (software)
19 57 (13.80%) Jenkins
20 56 (13.56%) Software Engineering
21 53 (12.83%) SC Cleared
22 52 (12.59%) HTML
23 49 (11.86%) Continuous Integration
24 48 (11.62%) CSS
24 48 (11.62%) Windows
25 46 (11.14%) Linux
26 43 (10.41%) ITIL
26 43 (10.41%) C#
26 43 (10.41%) Master's Degree
27 41 (9.93%) OO

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 19 (4.60%) Apache
2 16 (3.87%) SharePoint
3 14 (3.39%) Apache Spark
4 12 (2.91%) Confluence
5 9 (2.18%) MS Exchange
5 9 (2.18%) Red Hat Fuse
6 8 (1.94%) CMS
6 8 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (1.94%) Skype for Business
6 8 (1.94%) Tomcat
6 8 (1.94%) WebSphere
7 7 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (1.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 6 (1.45%) WebLogic
9 5 (1.21%) Apache Qpid
9 5 (1.21%) FileNet
9 5 (1.21%) IIS
10 3 (0.73%) SAS
Applications
1 18 (4.36%) Microsoft Excel
1 18 (4.36%) MS Visio
2 15 (3.63%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.48%) Houdini
4 2 (0.48%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.48%) Maya
4 2 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.48%) ZBrush
5 1 (0.24%) Figma
5 1 (0.24%) GNU Octave
5 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.48%) Magento
4 1 (0.24%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.24%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.24%) TrackWise
4 1 (0.24%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 93 (22.52%) AWS
2 81 (19.61%) Azure
3 28 (6.78%) GCP
4 27 (6.54%) Microsoft 365
5 18 (4.36%) GitHub
6 16 (3.87%) Power Platform
7 12 (2.91%) Amazon EKS
7 12 (2.91%) Serverless
8 10 (2.42%) SaaS
9 9 (2.18%) Azure Functions
9 9 (2.18%) Dynamics 365
10 8 (1.94%) Azure Active Directory
11 7 (1.69%) PaaS
12 6 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (1.45%) IaaS
12 6 (1.45%) PowerApps
13 5 (1.21%) AWS CloudFormation
13 5 (1.21%) Logic Apps
14 4 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
15 3 (0.73%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 24 (5.81%) Firewall
2 19 (4.60%) DNS
3 17 (4.12%) LAN
4 16 (3.87%) WAN
5 14 (3.39%) DHCP
6 13 (3.15%) HTTP
6 13 (3.15%) SMTP
6 13 (3.15%) SNMP
6 13 (3.15%) TCP/IP
6 13 (3.15%) VLAN
7 12 (2.91%) IPsec
7 12 (2.91%) POP3
7 12 (2.91%) VPN
8 8 (1.94%) NetScaler
8 8 (1.94%) Skype
9 6 (1.45%) Wireless
10 5 (1.21%) Internet
10 5 (1.21%) Network Security
11 4 (0.97%) BIG-IP
11 4 (0.97%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (9.44%) SQL Server
2 24 (5.81%) Relational Database
3 22 (5.33%) Hadoop
4 17 (4.12%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (3.63%) Big Data
6 10 (2.42%) Power BI
7 9 (2.18%) NoSQL
7 9 (2.18%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (1.94%) Apache Hive
8 8 (1.94%) Data Lake
9 7 (1.69%) MySQL
9 7 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (1.45%) DB2
10 6 (1.45%) HBase
11 5 (1.21%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 5 (1.21%) Azure SQL Database
11 5 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (1.21%) Tableau
12 4 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (0.97%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 58 (14.04%) Git (software)
2 57 (13.80%) Jenkins
3 32 (7.75%) JIRA
4 22 (5.33%) Maven
5 13 (3.15%) Cucumber
6 12 (2.91%) JUnit
6 12 (2.91%) Selenium
7 11 (2.66%) Visual Studio
8 9 (2.18%) TeamCity
9 8 (1.94%) git-flow
9 8 (1.94%) Gradle
10 7 (1.69%) Ant
10 7 (1.69%) JMeter
10 7 (1.69%) Protractor
11 6 (1.45%) Jasmine
12 5 (1.21%) Mocha
12 5 (1.21%) Mockito
12 5 (1.21%) SonarQube
12 5 (1.21%) webpack
13 4 (0.97%) Postman
General
1 122 (29.54%) Finance
2 39 (9.44%) Banking
3 23 (5.57%) Public Sector
4 21 (5.08%) Front Office
5 20 (4.84%) Marketing
6 15 (3.63%) Telecoms
7 12 (2.91%) Manufacturing
8 11 (2.66%) Electronics
8 11 (2.66%) Investment Banking
9 10 (2.42%) Retail
10 6 (1.45%) Financial Institution
10 6 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (1.45%) Publishing
11 5 (1.21%) Games
12 4 (0.97%) Legal
13 3 (0.73%) German Language
14 2 (0.48%) Back Office
14 2 (0.48%) Billing
14 2 (0.48%) French Language
15 1 (0.24%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 132 (31.96%) Developer
2 43 (10.41%) Analyst
3 40 (9.69%) Architect
4 35 (8.47%) Java Developer
5 23 (5.57%) Python Developer
6 22 (5.33%) Senior Developer
7 17 (4.12%) DevOps Engineer
8 16 (3.87%) Software Engineer
9 14 (3.39%) Network Engineer
10 13 (3.15%) Senior Java Developer
10 13 (3.15%) Solutions Architect
11 12 (2.91%) .NET Developer
11 12 (2.91%) Consultant
12 10 (2.42%) Business Systems Analyst
12 10 (2.42%) Electronic Trading Developer
12 10 (2.42%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
12 10 (2.42%) SQL Analyst
12 10 (2.42%) Systems Analyst
13 9 (2.18%) Business Analyst
13 9 (2.18%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (12.59%) HTML
2 48 (11.62%) CSS
3 35 (8.47%) RESTful
4 33 (7.99%) AngularJS
5 31 (7.51%) Web Services
6 30 (7.26%) .NET
7 28 (6.78%) Spring
7 28 (6.78%) XML
8 27 (6.54%) REST
9 26 (6.30%) Middleware
10 25 (6.05%) Kafka
10 25 (6.05%) React
11 22 (5.33%) JSON
12 17 (4.12%) ASP.NET
12 17 (4.12%) HTML5
13 15 (3.63%) Hibernate
13 15 (3.63%) jQuery
14 14 (3.39%) SOAP
15 13 (3.15%) Ajax
15 13 (3.15%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 72 (17.43%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (7.99%) Management Information System
3 27 (6.54%) Data Structures
3 27 (6.54%) Self-Motivation
4 21 (5.08%) Enterprise Software
4 21 (5.08%) User Experience
5 20 (4.84%) Hedge funds
5 20 (4.84%) Mobile App
6 18 (4.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 17 (4.12%) Equities
8 15 (3.63%) Algorithms
9 9 (2.18%) Clustering
10 8 (1.94%) Mobile Payment
11 7 (1.69%) Cloud Native
11 7 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
11 7 (1.69%) Life Science
11 7 (1.69%) PMI
12 6 (1.45%) iSeries
12 6 (1.45%) Wiki
13 5 (1.21%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 48 (11.62%) Windows
2 46 (11.14%) Linux
3 32 (7.75%) Windows Server
4 13 (3.15%) Unix
5 12 (2.91%) Android
6 10 (2.42%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (2.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.69%) Apple iOS
8 6 (1.45%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.48%) Solaris
9 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.24%) AIX
10 1 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.24%) MVS
10 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 409 (99.03%) Computer Science
2 160 (38.74%) Agile Software Development
3 111 (26.88%) DevOps
4 84 (20.34%) Problem-Solving
5 63 (15.25%) Microservices
6 62 (15.01%) Scrum
7 56 (13.56%) Software Engineering
8 49 (11.86%) Continuous Integration
9 43 (10.41%) ITIL
10 41 (9.93%) OO
11 37 (8.96%) Migration
12 33 (7.99%) Analytics
12 33 (7.99%) Test Automation
13 30 (7.26%) Multithreading
13 30 (7.26%) Open Source
14 29 (7.02%) Project Management
15 28 (6.78%) Business Intelligence
15 28 (6.78%) Information Security
16 27 (6.54%) Mathematics
17 25 (6.05%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 89 (21.55%) Java
2 76 (18.40%) Python
3 64 (15.50%) JavaScript
4 59 (14.29%) SQL
5 43 (10.41%) C#
6 28 (6.78%) PowerShell
7 27 (6.54%) C++
8 23 (5.57%) Java 8
9 18 (4.36%) Perl
9 18 (4.36%) TypeScript
10 15 (3.63%) Shell Script
11 11 (2.66%) Scala
12 10 (2.42%) Bash Shell
12 10 (2.42%) ES6
12 10 (2.42%) Kotlin
13 9 (2.18%) PL/SQL
13 9 (2.18%) T-SQL
14 8 (1.94%) C
15 5 (1.21%) PHP
15 5 (1.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 413 (100.00%) Degree
2 70 (16.95%) Security Cleared
3 53 (12.83%) SC Cleared
4 43 (10.41%) Master's Degree
5 38 (9.20%) Microsoft Certification
6 22 (5.33%) MCSE
7 21 (5.08%) DV Cleared
8 19 (4.60%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (4.12%) CCNP
9 17 (4.12%) CISSP
10 15 (3.63%) ITIL Certification
11 14 (3.39%) CCNA
12 8 (1.94%) CISM
12 8 (1.94%) Citrix Certification
12 8 (1.94%) PMI Certification
13 7 (1.69%) GIAC
13 7 (1.69%) PMP
14 6 (1.45%) CRISC
14 6 (1.45%) PhD
15 5 (1.21%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (8.72%) QA
2 7 (1.69%) GDPR
2 7 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.45%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.45%) NIST
4 4 (0.97%) PMO
5 3 (0.73%) COBIT
5 3 (0.73%) MiFID
6 2 (0.48%) GRC
6 2 (0.48%) IEC 62304
6 2 (0.48%) ISO 13485
6 2 (0.48%) NIST 800
6 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.48%) SLA
7 1 (0.24%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.24%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (0.24%) SOC 2
System Software
1 27 (6.54%) Active Directory
2 24 (5.81%) Docker
3 19 (4.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.94%) XenApp
5 4 (0.97%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (0.97%) vCloud
5 4 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.97%) VMware NSX
6 3 (0.73%) HDFS
7 2 (0.48%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 2 (0.48%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.48%) Firmware
7 2 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.24%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.24%) RACF
8 1 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 26 (6.30%) Ansible
2 19 (4.60%) Kubernetes
3 15 (3.63%) Terraform
4 10 (2.42%) Consul
5 9 (2.18%) Fluentd
5 9 (2.18%) Grafana
5 9 (2.18%) Istio
5 9 (2.18%) Kibana
5 9 (2.18%) logstash
5 9 (2.18%) Prometheus
5 9 (2.18%) Rancher
6 8 (1.94%) SCCM
7 5 (1.21%) Hadoop YARN
7 5 (1.21%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (0.97%) FortiGate
9 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 3 (0.73%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.48%) Oozie
10 2 (0.48%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 75 (18.16%) Microsoft
2 28 (6.78%) Oracle
3 26 (6.30%) Splunk
4 22 (5.33%) Cisco
5 20 (4.84%) VMware
6 19 (4.60%) SAP
7 17 (4.12%) Google
8 15 (3.63%) ServiceNow
9 11 (2.66%) Salesforce.com
10 10 (2.42%) Adobe
10 10 (2.42%) Citrix
10 10 (2.42%) IBM
11 9 (2.18%) AppDynamics
12 7 (1.69%) HP
13 6 (1.45%) Databricks
14 5 (1.21%) CheckPoint
14 5 (1.21%) Juniper
14 5 (1.21%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
15 4 (0.97%) Aruba
15 4 (0.97%) F5