Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 293 289 350
Rank change year-on-year -4 +61 -26
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 880 925 765
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.87% 0.88% 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.65% 4.27% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 607 452
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +0.63%
10th Percentile £263 £248 £263
90th Percentile £650 £593 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £360
% change year-on-year +7.35% -5.56% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 26 24
UK median hourly rate £34.10 £25.00 £31.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.38% -20.87% -27.78%
10th Percentile £13.10 £11.88 £10.83
90th Percentile £50.37 £42.00 £42.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.56 £28.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +23.41% -25.33% +51.36%

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 18914 21681 22650
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.65% 20.68% 19.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 11591 13520 13652
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £220 £240 £243
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +3.23% +0.65% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 889 861 1091
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £49.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% +31.58%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017.

Contractor 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 19 November 2017. 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 -3 787 £450 +4.05% 237
London +9 500 £500 +5.26% 96
UK excluding London -30 353 £365 +7.35% 151
South East -4 114 £400 -2.44% 46
Midlands +57 66 £310 -6.06% 13
Scotland -46 53 £344 +4.24% 8
North of England -44 44 £304 -5.08% 31
East Midlands +31 37 £340 +0.74% 5
South West +20 34 £378 -5.63% 15
East of England -22 31 £365 +4.29% 36
West Midlands +36 28 £260 -21.21% 8
North West +18 23 £300 -24.05% 25
North East -21 14 £290 +0.87% 1
Northern Ireland - 11 £450 -
Yorkshire +24 7 £484 +20.94% 5
Wales +15 3 £400 +100.00% 2

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Computer Science Degree.

1 877 (99.66%) Degree
2 826 (93.86%) Computer Science
3 307 (34.89%) Agile Software Development
4 234 (26.59%) Java
5 231 (26.25%) Finance
6 184 (20.91%) SQL
7 179 (20.34%) C#
8 169 (19.20%) JavaScript
9 166 (18.86%) Linux
10 152 (17.27%) TDD
11 150 (17.05%) Analytical Skills
12 143 (16.25%) Microsoft
13 142 (16.14%) Scrum
14 141 (16.02%) Git (software)
15 139 (15.80%) HTML
15 139 (15.80%) Python
16 129 (14.66%) SQL Server
17 120 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
18 117 (13.30%) Software Engineering
19 114 (12.95%) .NET
20 113 (12.84%) CSS
21 110 (12.50%) Web Services
21 110 (12.50%) Windows
22 105 (11.93%) Test Automation
23 102 (11.59%) Banking
24 100 (11.36%) AngularJS
25 99 (11.25%) RESTful
26 97 (11.02%) Amazon AWS
27 95 (10.80%) C++
28 92 (10.45%) Mathematics

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 23 (2.61%) SharePoint
2 22 (2.50%) CMS
2 22 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
3 19 (2.16%) Apache Spark
4 18 (2.05%) Confluence
4 18 (2.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 17 (1.93%) IIS
6 14 (1.59%) Apache
6 14 (1.59%) OpenStack
7 13 (1.48%) MS Exchange
7 13 (1.48%) Tomcat
8 11 (1.25%) WebSphere
9 10 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
10 9 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
10 9 (1.02%) SharePoint Server
10 9 (1.02%) Skype for Business
11 8 (0.91%) Apache Solr
11 8 (0.91%) SAS
12 7 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
13 6 (0.68%) nginx
Applications
1 17 (1.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (1.48%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.57%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.23%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.11%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.11%) Simulink
7 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 17 (1.93%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.34%) Radian6
3 3 (0.34%) SAP Hybris
3 3 (0.34%) Social Studio
4 2 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.23%) Infor LN
4 2 (0.23%) RMDS
4 2 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.23%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.11%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 97 (11.02%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (7.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (3.86%) Office 365
4 33 (3.75%) GitHub
5 25 (2.84%) npm
6 14 (1.59%) SaaS
7 12 (1.36%) Serverless
8 11 (1.25%) PaaS
9 9 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (0.91%) Amazon S3
10 8 (0.91%) IaaS
11 5 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (0.57%) Heroku
11 5 (0.57%) Mimecast
11 5 (0.57%) OpenShift
12 4 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.45%) CloudFront
12 4 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.45%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 4 (0.45%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 37 (4.20%) HTTP
2 35 (3.98%) Firewall
3 31 (3.52%) LAN
3 31 (3.52%) WAN
4 30 (3.41%) DNS
4 30 (3.41%) Internet
4 30 (3.41%) TCP/IP
5 25 (2.84%) Wireless
6 23 (2.61%) SAN
7 19 (2.16%) VPN
8 17 (1.93%) DHCP
9 14 (1.59%) NAS
10 13 (1.48%) Bluetooth
10 13 (1.48%) SSL
11 12 (1.36%) BIG-IP
12 10 (1.14%) LDAP
12 10 (1.14%) Network Security
13 9 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
14 7 (0.80%) FTP
14 7 (0.80%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (14.66%) SQL Server
2 66 (7.50%) Relational Database
3 52 (5.91%) NoSQL
4 41 (4.66%) Big Data
5 33 (3.75%) MySQL
6 29 (3.30%) MongoDB
7 26 (2.95%) PostgreSQL
8 23 (2.61%) Hadoop
9 22 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 21 (2.39%) Apache Cassandra
11 18 (2.05%) Redis
12 16 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
13 15 (1.70%) Power BI
13 15 (1.70%) RDBMS
14 14 (1.59%) Oracle Database
15 11 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
16 10 (1.14%) Apache Hive
16 10 (1.14%) HBase
16 10 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 8 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 141 (16.02%) Git (software)
2 68 (7.73%) JIRA
3 62 (7.05%) Jenkins
4 41 (4.66%) Cucumber
5 30 (3.41%) Maven
5 30 (3.41%) Visual Studio
6 29 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
7 27 (3.07%) GitLab
8 25 (2.84%) Gradle
8 25 (2.84%) gulp
8 25 (2.84%) Subversion
9 24 (2.73%) Bitbucket
9 24 (2.73%) TeamCity
9 24 (2.73%) webpack
10 23 (2.61%) Selenium
11 22 (2.50%) Karma Test Runner
12 21 (2.39%) Mockito
13 20 (2.27%) Protractor
14 18 (2.05%) Jasmine
15 17 (1.93%) JUnit
General
1 231 (26.25%) Finance
2 102 (11.59%) Banking
3 55 (6.25%) Front Office
4 35 (3.98%) Telecoms
5 33 (3.75%) Investment Banking
6 30 (3.41%) Marketing
7 26 (2.95%) Retail
8 23 (2.61%) Publishing
9 20 (2.27%) Financial Institution
9 20 (2.27%) Games
10 18 (2.05%) Electronics
11 16 (1.82%) Advertising
12 15 (1.70%) Legal
13 13 (1.48%) Automotive
14 11 (1.25%) Manufacturing
15 6 (0.68%) Back Office
15 6 (0.68%) Italian Language
15 6 (0.68%) Spanish Language
16 5 (0.57%) German Language
16 5 (0.57%) Military
Job Titles
1 406 (46.14%) Developer
2 68 (7.73%) Analyst
2 68 (7.73%) Java Developer
3 61 (6.93%) Senior Developer
4 54 (6.14%) Software Engineer
5 53 (6.02%) C# Developer
6 38 (4.32%) .NET Developer
6 38 (4.32%) Architect
7 36 (4.09%) C++ Developer
7 36 (4.09%) Consultant
8 31 (3.52%) SQL Developer
9 30 (3.41%) Administrator
10 26 (2.95%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 25 (2.84%) Data Scientist
11 25 (2.84%) Full Stack Developer
12 24 (2.73%) iOS Developer
12 24 (2.73%) Python Developer
13 22 (2.50%) Network Engineer
13 22 (2.50%) Software Developer
14 21 (2.39%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (15.80%) HTML
2 114 (12.95%) .NET
3 113 (12.84%) CSS
4 110 (12.50%) Web Services
5 100 (11.36%) AngularJS
6 99 (11.25%) RESTful
7 82 (9.32%) HTML5
8 80 (9.09%) REST
9 73 (8.30%) Spring
10 69 (7.84%) JSON
11 56 (6.36%) XML
12 50 (5.68%) jQuery
13 48 (5.45%) ASP.NET
13 48 (5.45%) Node.js
14 35 (3.98%) React
15 33 (3.75%) Hibernate
16 32 (3.64%) FIX Protocol
16 32 (3.64%) WCF
17 31 (3.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 31 (3.52%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 826 (93.86%) Computer Science
2 150 (17.05%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (4.20%) Mobile App
3 37 (4.20%) User Experience
4 36 (4.09%) Management Information System
5 34 (3.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 31 (3.52%) Algorithms
7 30 (3.41%) Data Structures
8 23 (2.61%) Data Centre
9 22 (2.50%) Fintech
9 22 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
10 16 (1.82%) Derivative
10 16 (1.82%) iPad
10 16 (1.82%) iPhone
10 16 (1.82%) Virtual Team
11 13 (1.48%) Credit Risk
12 10 (1.14%) Clustering
13 9 (1.02%) Fixed Income
14 8 (0.91%) Device Driver
14 8 (0.91%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 166 (18.86%) Linux
2 110 (12.50%) Windows
3 84 (9.55%) Unix
4 52 (5.91%) Windows Server
5 46 (5.23%) Android
6 36 (4.09%) Apple iOS
7 28 (3.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (2.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (1.93%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (1.25%) CentOS
10 11 (1.25%) Windows 10
11 10 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (0.80%) VMS
13 6 (0.68%) Solaris
13 6 (0.68%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
14 2 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.23%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.11%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 307 (34.89%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (17.27%) TDD
3 142 (16.14%) Scrum
4 120 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
5 117 (13.30%) Software Engineering
6 105 (11.93%) Test Automation
7 92 (10.45%) Mathematics
8 90 (10.23%) OO
9 89 (10.11%) BDD
10 72 (8.18%) SDLC
11 70 (7.95%) ITIL
12 66 (7.50%) Analytics
13 65 (7.39%) Project Management
14 62 (7.05%) SOA
15 61 (6.93%) DevOps
16 60 (6.82%) Microservices
17 53 (6.02%) Multithreading
17 53 (6.02%) Open Source
17 53 (6.02%) Unit Testing
18 45 (5.11%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 234 (26.59%) Java
2 184 (20.91%) SQL
3 179 (20.34%) C#
4 169 (19.20%) JavaScript
5 139 (15.80%) Python
6 95 (10.80%) C++
7 50 (5.68%) Ruby
8 46 (5.23%) Perl
9 42 (4.77%) C
10 40 (4.55%) PowerShell
11 36 (4.09%) Bash Shell
12 28 (3.18%) ES6
12 28 (3.18%) PHP
12 28 (3.18%) Scala
13 26 (2.95%) Apple Swift
14 23 (2.61%) Objective-C
14 23 (2.61%) Shell Script
15 21 (2.39%) R
16 20 (2.27%) T-SQL
17 17 (1.93%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 877 (99.66%) Degree
2 68 (7.73%) Security Cleared
3 65 (7.39%) Master's Degree
4 46 (5.23%) SC Cleared
5 45 (5.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 33 (3.75%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (2.84%) MCSE
8 23 (2.61%) Numerate Degree
9 20 (2.27%) CCNP
10 18 (2.05%) CCNA
11 15 (1.70%) CCIE
12 14 (1.59%) MCP
13 11 (1.25%) CCDP
13 11 (1.25%) CCIP
13 11 (1.25%) CCSA
13 11 (1.25%) CCSE
13 11 (1.25%) CISSP
13 11 (1.25%) HP ASE
13 11 (1.25%) HP MASE
13 11 (1.25%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (10.34%) QA
2 23 (2.61%) GDPR
3 21 (2.39%) PCI DSS
4 17 (1.93%) SLA
5 13 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
7 7 (0.80%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.45%) MiFID
9 3 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (0.34%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.34%) UCITS
10 2 (0.23%) COBIT
10 2 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.23%) EMIR
10 2 (0.23%) GCP
10 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 2 (0.23%) MIL-STD-1553
10 2 (0.23%) PMO
10 2 (0.23%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 39 (4.43%) Docker
2 32 (3.64%) Active Directory
3 26 (2.95%) Hyper-V
4 25 (2.84%) VMware Infrastructure
5 20 (2.27%) Xen
6 11 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (0.80%) HDFS
7 7 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (0.57%) vSphere
8 5 (0.57%) XenApp
8 5 (0.57%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.57%) XenServer
9 4 (0.45%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.34%) Firmware
10 3 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.23%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
11 2 (0.23%) KVM
11 2 (0.23%) QEMU
11 2 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.11%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 38 (4.32%) Puppet
2 32 (3.64%) Ansible
3 27 (3.07%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (2.61%) SCCM
5 11 (1.25%) FortiGate
6 9 (1.02%) Kubernetes
6 9 (1.02%) Terraform
7 8 (0.91%) Nagios
8 7 (0.80%) Backup Exec
8 7 (0.80%) Hadoop YARN
8 7 (0.80%) McAfee ePO
8 7 (0.80%) SCOM
9 6 (0.68%) NetBackup
9 6 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 6 (0.68%) vCenter Server
10 5 (0.57%) HP SiteScope
10 5 (0.57%) Oozie
10 5 (0.57%) Packer
10 5 (0.57%) Salt
11 4 (0.45%) logstash
Vendors
1 143 (16.25%) Microsoft
2 88 (10.00%) Oracle
3 49 (5.57%) Cisco
4 35 (3.98%) VMware
5 33 (3.75%) HP
6 21 (2.39%) CheckPoint
6 21 (2.39%) Tableau
7 20 (2.27%) Apple
7 20 (2.27%) Red Hat
8 19 (2.16%) Twitter
9 18 (2.05%) Citrix
10 17 (1.93%) Xamarin
11 16 (1.82%) F5
12 14 (1.59%) Google
13 13 (1.48%) IBM
13 13 (1.48%) Juniper
14 12 (1.36%) Aruba
14 12 (1.36%) Riverbed
14 12 (1.36%) SAP
14 12 (1.36%) Splunk