Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 335 298 303
Rank change year-on-year -37 +5 -23
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 622 923 838
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.73% 0.89% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.67% 4.81% 4.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 570 542
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £441
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +7.65% +10.31%
10th Percentile £300 £316 £258
90th Percentile £675 £675 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £408 £375
% change year-on-year +4.26% +8.70% +12.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 28 45
UK median hourly rate £43.75 £34.75 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.90% +8.59% +16.36%
10th Percentile £21.42 £20.25 £11.75
90th Percentile £54.63 £49.00 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £32.97
% change year-on-year -2.44% +24.36% +17.75%

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 16,957 19,202 18,591
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.93% 18.61% 18.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,388 11,364 11,300
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £260 £250 £225
90th Percentile £640 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £443 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +7.27% +3.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 837 962 896
UK median hourly rate £36.70 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.80% -9.09% -
10th Percentile £14.36 £12.64 £12.00
90th Percentile £59.91 £51.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £25.06 £30.00
% change year-on-year +49.64% -16.47% +9.09%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -47 580 £475 -1.04% 577
London -17 331 £513 +2.50% 211
UK excluding London -35 274 £425 +4.26% 409
South East +30 106 £450 +12.50% 117
South West -9 50 £450 +12.50% 50
East of England +38 41 £400 - 65
Scotland +4 30 £340 -18.56% 29
Midlands +11 23 £400 +4.58% 56
North of England -53 22 £425 -2.30% 79
West Midlands +20 16 £376 -18.21% 34
North West -2 11 £425 +13.33% 49
Yorkshire -13 11 £415 -20.95% 19
East Midlands +13 7 £400 +12.68% 22
Wales - 2 £320 - 11
Northern Ireland -2 1 £525 +21.67% 3

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 617 (99.20%) Degree
2 604 (97.11%) Computer Science
3 222 (35.69%) Agile Software Development
4 178 (28.62%) JavaScript
5 159 (25.56%) SQL
6 154 (24.76%) Python
7 146 (23.47%) Java
8 139 (22.35%) Finance
9 104 (16.72%) Software Engineering
10 100 (16.08%) Problem-Solving
11 95 (15.27%) Linux
11 95 (15.27%) Microsoft
12 86 (13.83%) React
13 84 (13.50%) C#
13 84 (13.50%) Analytical Skills
14 83 (13.34%) Azure
15 79 (12.70%) AWS
16 75 (12.06%) Test Automation
17 73 (11.74%) Scrum
18 70 (11.25%) DevOps
19 69 (11.09%) Docker
20 66 (10.61%) Mathematics
21 65 (10.45%) Continuous Integration
21 65 (10.45%) Git (software)
21 65 (10.45%) HTML
21 65 (10.45%) SQL Server
22 64 (10.29%) REST
23 62 (9.97%) C++
23 62 (9.97%) Web Services
23 62 (9.97%) TDD

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 47 (7.56%) Apache Spark
2 25 (4.02%) Apache
3 22 (3.54%) Confluence
4 19 (3.05%) SharePoint
5 15 (2.41%) Tomcat
6 10 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (1.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 10 (1.61%) Skype for Business
7 9 (1.45%) MS Exchange
8 7 (1.13%) CMS
8 7 (1.13%) IIS
9 6 (0.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (0.64%) Apache Airflow
10 4 (0.64%) Appian
10 4 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.64%) JBoss
10 4 (0.64%) nginx
10 4 (0.64%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.48%) Jupyter
11 3 (0.48%) WebLogic
Applications
1 22 (3.54%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.13%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.48%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.32%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.80%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.32%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.16%) Infor LN
4 1 (0.16%) Magento
4 1 (0.16%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.16%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.16%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 83 (13.34%) Azure
2 79 (12.70%) AWS
3 39 (6.27%) GCP
4 36 (5.79%) Serverless
5 22 (3.54%) Azure Active Directory
6 21 (3.38%) Office 365
7 18 (2.89%) Azure Functions
7 18 (2.89%) Power Platform
8 12 (1.93%) Amazon EC2
9 11 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (1.77%) GitHub
10 10 (1.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 10 (1.61%) AWS CloudFormation
10 10 (1.61%) AWS Lambda
10 10 (1.61%) IaaS
10 10 (1.61%) PaaS
11 9 (1.45%) Amazon S3
11 9 (1.45%) OpenShift
11 9 (1.45%) SaaS
12 7 (1.13%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.70%) Firewall
2 21 (3.38%) DNS
3 20 (3.22%) WAN
4 18 (2.89%) Wireless
5 14 (2.25%) LAN
5 14 (2.25%) VPN
6 13 (2.09%) DHCP
7 12 (1.93%) HTTP
7 12 (1.93%) TCP/IP
8 11 (1.77%) Skype
9 10 (1.61%) Internet
9 10 (1.61%) Network Security
10 9 (1.45%) MPLS
10 9 (1.45%) RS-232
10 9 (1.45%) RS-485
11 8 (1.29%) BGP
11 8 (1.29%) SSL
12 5 (0.80%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (0.64%) Cisco ISE
13 4 (0.64%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (10.45%) SQL Server
2 52 (8.36%) Big Data
3 49 (7.88%) Hadoop
4 39 (6.27%) Relational Database
5 32 (5.14%) Data Warehouse
6 26 (4.18%) MySQL
7 25 (4.02%) Azure SQL Database
8 24 (3.86%) MongoDB
9 22 (3.54%) PostgreSQL
10 18 (2.89%) Cosmos DB
11 16 (2.57%) Power BI
12 15 (2.41%) Oracle Database
12 15 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 12 (1.93%) NoSQL
13 12 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 11 (1.77%) Apache Cassandra
14 11 (1.77%) RDBMS
15 10 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 9 (1.45%) Oracle Database 12c
17 8 (1.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 65 (10.45%) Git (software)
2 54 (8.68%) Jenkins
3 38 (6.11%) JIRA
4 24 (3.86%) Cucumber
5 20 (3.22%) Maven
5 20 (3.22%) Selenium
6 16 (2.57%) Subversion
7 11 (1.77%) Protractor
7 11 (1.77%) TeamCity
7 11 (1.77%) Visual Studio
8 10 (1.61%) Ant
8 10 (1.61%) Visual Studio Team System
9 8 (1.29%) CircleCI
9 8 (1.29%) webpack
10 7 (1.13%) Mockito
11 6 (0.96%) Gradle
11 6 (0.96%) JBehave
11 6 (0.96%) Mocha
11 6 (0.96%) SoapUI
11 6 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 139 (22.35%) Finance
2 41 (6.59%) Front Office
3 31 (4.98%) Banking
4 23 (3.70%) Back Office
4 23 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 22 (3.54%) Marketing
6 20 (3.22%) Manufacturing
7 18 (2.89%) Investment Banking
8 16 (2.57%) Public Sector
9 12 (1.93%) Retail
10 11 (1.77%) Electronics
11 10 (1.61%) Advertising
11 10 (1.61%) German Language
12 7 (1.13%) Financial Institution
12 7 (1.13%) Military
13 5 (0.80%) Games
13 5 (0.80%) Local Government
14 3 (0.48%) Law
15 2 (0.32%) Legal
15 2 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 248 (39.87%) Developer
2 50 (8.04%) Analyst
3 46 (7.40%) Architect
4 41 (6.59%) Software Engineer
5 38 (6.11%) Data Engineer
5 38 (6.11%) Java Developer
6 36 (5.79%) Senior Developer
7 28 (4.50%) PHP Developer
7 28 (4.50%) Python Developer
8 24 (3.86%) .NET Developer
9 22 (3.54%) Python Engineer
10 21 (3.38%) Consultant
10 21 (3.38%) Software Developer
11 17 (2.73%) Full Stack Developer
12 16 (2.57%) Network Engineer
13 15 (2.41%) C# Developer
13 15 (2.41%) Developer in Test
13 15 (2.41%) DevOps Engineer
14 14 (2.25%) JavaScript Developer
14 14 (2.25%) PHP Laravel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (13.83%) React
2 65 (10.45%) HTML
3 64 (10.29%) REST
4 62 (9.97%) Web Services
5 61 (9.81%) CSS
6 60 (9.65%) .NET
7 59 (9.49%) AngularJS
8 56 (9.00%) XML
9 47 (7.56%) RESTful
10 46 (7.40%) JSON
11 40 (6.43%) Node.js
12 31 (4.98%) Kafka
13 30 (4.82%) .NET Core
14 29 (4.66%) Spring
15 28 (4.50%) .NET Framework
16 27 (4.34%) ASP.NET
17 25 (4.02%) ASP.NET Web API
17 25 (4.02%) Laravel
18 22 (3.54%) SOAP
19 20 (3.22%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 84 (13.50%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (9.32%) User Experience
3 44 (7.07%) Algorithms
3 44 (7.07%) Mobile App
4 39 (6.27%) Data Structures
5 33 (5.31%) Self-Motivation
6 30 (4.82%) Management Information System
7 21 (3.38%) Enterprise Software
8 19 (3.05%) Public Cloud
9 18 (2.89%) Life Science
10 17 (2.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 14 (2.25%) Data Centre
11 14 (2.25%) Linux Command Line
12 13 (2.09%) Smartphone
12 13 (2.09%) Virtual Team
13 10 (1.61%) Embedded Systems
13 10 (1.61%) Video\Live Streaming
14 9 (1.45%) Cloud Native
15 8 (1.29%) Hedge funds
15 8 (1.29%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 95 (15.27%) Linux
2 58 (9.32%) Windows
3 28 (4.50%) Unix
4 26 (4.18%) Android
5 25 (4.02%) Windows Server
6 18 (2.89%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.96%) Mac OS X
8 6 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.64%) AIX
10 4 (0.64%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.64%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.48%) CentOS
11 3 (0.48%) Debian
11 3 (0.48%) Embedded Linux
11 3 (0.48%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.48%) VMS
11 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.32%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 604 (97.11%) Computer Science
2 222 (35.69%) Agile Software Development
3 104 (16.72%) Software Engineering
4 100 (16.08%) Problem-Solving
5 75 (12.06%) Test Automation
6 73 (11.74%) Scrum
7 70 (11.25%) DevOps
8 66 (10.61%) Mathematics
9 65 (10.45%) Continuous Integration
10 62 (9.97%) TDD
11 61 (9.81%) ETL
12 56 (9.00%) Analytics
13 42 (6.75%) Microservices
14 41 (6.59%) BDD
14 41 (6.59%) Data Science
15 37 (5.95%) Visualisation
16 35 (5.63%) Data Modelling
16 35 (5.63%) Machine Learning
16 35 (5.63%) Migration
17 33 (5.31%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 178 (28.62%) JavaScript
2 159 (25.56%) SQL
3 154 (24.76%) Python
4 146 (23.47%) Java
5 84 (13.50%) C#
6 62 (9.97%) C++
7 45 (7.23%) C
8 44 (7.07%) PHP
9 33 (5.31%) Scala
10 24 (3.86%) PowerShell
11 23 (3.70%) T-SQL
12 20 (3.22%) Perl
13 16 (2.57%) Bash Shell
13 16 (2.57%) PL/SQL
13 16 (2.57%) R
14 15 (2.41%) TypeScript
15 14 (2.25%) Go
15 14 (2.25%) Ruby
16 11 (1.77%) Shell Script
17 9 (1.45%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 617 (99.20%) Degree
2 55 (8.84%) Master's Degree
3 35 (5.63%) Security Cleared
4 30 (4.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (3.22%) SC Cleared
7 18 (2.89%) CCNA
8 16 (2.57%) CCNP
8 16 (2.57%) CISSP
9 11 (1.77%) MCSE
10 10 (1.61%) ISEB
10 10 (1.61%) MCSA
11 9 (1.45%) CISM
12 8 (1.29%) Numerate Degree
13 7 (1.13%) ISTQB
13 7 (1.13%) PhD
14 6 (0.96%) CCIE
14 6 (0.96%) GIAC
14 6 (0.96%) MCP
15 4 (0.64%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (8.52%) QA
2 7 (1.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 7 (1.13%) SLA
3 5 (0.80%) NIST
4 4 (0.64%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.64%) GDPR
5 3 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.48%) NIST 800
5 3 (0.48%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.32%) GxP
7 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.16%) GAMP
7 1 (0.16%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (0.16%) PMO
System Software
1 69 (11.09%) Docker
2 52 (8.36%) Active Directory
3 17 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.80%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.80%) vSphere
7 4 (0.64%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.48%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 3 (0.48%) Firmware
8 3 (0.48%) HDFS
8 3 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.32%) Ceph
9 2 (0.32%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.32%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.16%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.16%) KVM
10 1 (0.16%) Varnish
10 1 (0.16%) Xen
10 1 (0.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 45 (7.23%) Kubernetes
2 29 (4.66%) Ansible
3 25 (4.02%) Terraform
4 15 (2.41%) Puppet
5 9 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (1.29%) SCCM
7 6 (0.96%) Prometheus
8 5 (0.80%) SCOM
8 5 (0.80%) vCenter Server
9 4 (0.64%) Kibana
9 4 (0.64%) logstash
10 3 (0.48%) Nagios
11 2 (0.32%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.32%) Grafana
11 2 (0.32%) Hadoop YARN
11 2 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.32%) Mesos
11 2 (0.32%) Salt
11 2 (0.32%) vRealize
11 2 (0.32%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 95 (15.27%) Microsoft
2 50 (8.04%) Oracle
3 40 (6.43%) Google
4 38 (6.11%) Cisco
5 24 (3.86%) VMware
6 19 (3.05%) Xamarin
7 17 (2.73%) Salesforce.com
8 13 (2.09%) HP
8 13 (2.09%) Red Hat
9 9 (1.45%) Citrix
9 9 (1.45%) EMC
9 9 (1.45%) Tableau
10 8 (1.29%) Adobe
10 8 (1.29%) NetApp
11 7 (1.13%) Apple
11 7 (1.13%) Juniper
12 6 (0.96%) Dell
12 6 (0.96%) Informatica
13 5 (0.80%) SAP
13 5 (0.80%) Splunk