Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 307 272 359
Rank change year-on-year -35 +87 -39
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 806 1010 750
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.82% 0.94% 0.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.34% 4.44% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 510 655 430
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £249 £240 £250
90th Percentile £625 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £330 £365
% change year-on-year +21.21% -9.59% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 27 17
UK median hourly rate £31.85 £28.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.75% -6.67% -25.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £14.70 £9.35
90th Percentile £52.50 £42.00 £41.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.72 £28.00 £30.19
% change year-on-year +16.86% -7.25% +77.59%

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 18557 22764 22023
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.81% 21.18% 19.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 11242 14143 13063
UK median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.46% +0.75% +3.90%
10th Percentile £235 £240 £240
90th Percentile £600 £588 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 906 825 1084
UK median hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.45% +22.22% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.89 £47.93 £49.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £27.62 £24.00
% change year-on-year +14.05% +15.08% +17.07%

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 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -27 706 £450 +9.76% 220
London -2 411 £475 - 84
UK excluding London -39 373 £400 +21.21% 145
South East -7 113 £400 +5.26% 31
North of England -42 65 £345 +16.95% 45
Scotland -41 60 £375 +13.64% 6
Midlands +50 59 £325 -7.14% 17
East Midlands +17 36 £340 -28.42% 9
East of England -1 36 £300 +20.00% 29
South West +17 27 £438 +20.69% 14
North West +13 26 £338 -10.00% 31
West Midlands +37 22 £313 -8.09% 8
North East -21 21 £300 +7.14%
Yorkshire +54 18 £500 +53.85% 14
Northern Ireland - 14 £450 - 1
Wales +6 4 £400 +100.00% 2

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 802 (99.50%) Degree
2 753 (93.42%) Computer Science
3 290 (35.98%) Agile Software Development
4 202 (25.06%) Finance
5 199 (24.69%) Java
6 185 (22.95%) SQL
7 163 (20.22%) C#
8 156 (19.35%) Linux
9 149 (18.49%) JavaScript
10 140 (17.37%) Analytical Skills
11 136 (16.87%) Git (software)
12 130 (16.13%) SQL Server
13 126 (15.63%) TDD
14 125 (15.51%) Python
15 124 (15.38%) Microsoft
16 119 (14.76%) Scrum
17 112 (13.90%) Software Engineering
18 110 (13.65%) Continuous Integration
18 110 (13.65%) HTML
18 110 (13.65%) .NET
19 103 (12.78%) Mathematics
20 100 (12.41%) RESTful
21 98 (12.16%) Windows
21 98 (12.16%) Banking
22 96 (11.91%) CSS
22 96 (11.91%) Web Services
23 91 (11.29%) OO
24 87 (10.79%) Oracle
25 86 (10.67%) Unix
26 84 (10.42%) 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 27 (3.35%) SharePoint
2 24 (2.98%) Apache
3 23 (2.85%) Apache Spark
4 21 (2.61%) Elasticsearch
5 19 (2.36%) Tomcat
6 17 (2.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 17 (2.11%) SharePoint 2010
7 16 (1.99%) Confluence
7 16 (1.99%) SharePoint 2013
8 15 (1.86%) IIS
9 14 (1.74%) OpenStack
9 14 (1.74%) SAS
9 14 (1.74%) WebSphere
10 13 (1.61%) CMS
10 13 (1.61%) SharePoint Server
11 12 (1.49%) MS Exchange
12 10 (1.24%) nginx
13 9 (1.12%) Apache Solr
13 9 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
13 9 (1.12%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (2.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.99%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.25%) SPSS
7 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 21 (2.61%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.37%) Radian6
4 3 (0.37%) Social Studio
5 2 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.25%) Infor LN
5 2 (0.25%) RMDS
5 2 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.25%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.12%) Pega PRPC
Cloud Services
1 81 (10.05%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (6.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (4.34%) GitHub
4 25 (3.10%) Office 365
5 16 (1.99%) SaaS
6 14 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (1.24%) npm
8 9 (1.12%) PaaS
9 7 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
9 7 (0.87%) Heroku
10 5 (0.62%) IaaS
11 3 (0.37%) Amazon EMR
11 3 (0.37%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 3 (0.37%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.37%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 3 (0.37%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 2 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.25%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.12%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (6.58%) Firewall
2 48 (5.96%) Wireless
3 47 (5.83%) LAN
3 47 (5.83%) WAN
4 31 (3.85%) Internet
5 29 (3.60%) HTTP
6 28 (3.47%) BIG-IP
7 27 (3.35%) DNS
8 26 (3.23%) TCP/IP
9 25 (3.10%) SAN
10 22 (2.73%) VPN
11 17 (2.11%) SSL
12 16 (1.99%) DHCP
13 15 (1.86%) NAS
14 10 (1.24%) BGP
14 10 (1.24%) MPLS
14 10 (1.24%) Network Security
15 9 (1.12%) Intrusion Detection
16 8 (0.99%) IPsec
16 8 (0.99%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 60 (7.44%) Relational Database
3 39 (4.84%) Big Data
4 34 (4.22%) MySQL
5 32 (3.97%) NoSQL
6 26 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
6 26 (3.23%) Hadoop
7 21 (2.61%) PostgreSQL
8 20 (2.48%) MongoDB
9 19 (2.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 17 (2.11%) RDBMS
11 15 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 14 (1.74%) Power BI
12 14 (1.74%) Redis
12 14 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
13 12 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
13 12 (1.49%) Apache Hive
13 12 (1.49%) Oracle Database
14 8 (0.99%) SQL Server 2016
14 8 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 136 (16.87%) Git (software)
2 61 (7.57%) Jenkins
3 51 (6.33%) JIRA
4 31 (3.85%) Cucumber
4 31 (3.85%) Visual Studio
5 30 (3.72%) Bitbucket
5 30 (3.72%) Subversion
5 30 (3.72%) Team Foundation Server
6 26 (3.23%) Maven
7 21 (2.61%) GitLab
8 19 (2.36%) Mockito
9 18 (2.23%) TeamCity
10 16 (1.99%) Gradle
11 15 (1.86%) Xcode
12 13 (1.61%) Ant
12 13 (1.61%) JUnit
13 12 (1.49%) Selenium
14 11 (1.36%) Grunt
15 9 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
15 9 (1.12%) webpack
General
1 202 (25.06%) Finance
2 98 (12.16%) Banking
3 49 (6.08%) Front Office
4 43 (5.33%) Telecoms
5 42 (5.21%) Investment Banking
6 27 (3.35%) Retail
7 26 (3.23%) Marketing
8 15 (1.86%) Electronics
8 15 (1.86%) Games
9 14 (1.74%) Financial Institution
10 13 (1.61%) Publishing
11 12 (1.49%) Advertising
11 12 (1.49%) Manufacturing
12 11 (1.36%) Legal
13 10 (1.24%) Military
14 9 (1.12%) Automotive
15 7 (0.87%) Avionics
16 5 (0.62%) French Language
17 4 (0.50%) Italian Language
17 4 (0.50%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 370 (45.91%) Developer
2 63 (7.82%) Analyst
3 58 (7.20%) Java Developer
4 49 (6.08%) Senior Developer
5 45 (5.58%) Software Engineer
6 44 (5.46%) C# Developer
7 37 (4.59%) Network Engineer
8 36 (4.47%) Architect
8 36 (4.47%) C++ Developer
9 31 (3.85%) .NET Developer
10 30 (3.72%) SQL Developer
11 29 (3.60%) Consultant
12 27 (3.35%) Administrator
12 27 (3.35%) Software Developer
13 25 (3.10%) Junior
14 23 (2.85%) Data Scientist
14 23 (2.85%) Python Developer
15 20 (2.48%) iOS Developer
16 19 (2.36%) JavaScript Developer
17 18 (2.23%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (13.65%) .NET
1 110 (13.65%) HTML
2 100 (12.41%) RESTful
3 96 (11.91%) CSS
3 96 (11.91%) Web Services
4 77 (9.55%) AngularJS
5 70 (8.68%) JSON
6 69 (8.56%) REST
7 61 (7.57%) Spring
8 58 (7.20%) HTML5
9 53 (6.58%) Node.js
9 53 (6.58%) XML
10 47 (5.83%) jQuery
11 41 (5.09%) ASP.NET
12 29 (3.60%) WPF
13 27 (3.35%) React
14 26 (3.23%) Hibernate
14 26 (3.23%) WCF
15 23 (2.85%) SOAP
16 21 (2.61%) JMX
Miscellaneous
1 753 (93.42%) Computer Science
2 140 (17.37%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (5.46%) User Experience
4 39 (4.84%) Mobile App
5 30 (3.72%) Management Information System
6 26 (3.23%) Data Structures
7 24 (2.98%) Algorithms
8 23 (2.85%) Data Centre
8 23 (2.85%) Fintech
9 21 (2.61%) Greenfield Project
10 20 (2.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 17 (2.11%) Virtual Team
12 16 (1.99%) Derivative
13 13 (1.61%) iPad
13 13 (1.61%) iPhone
14 11 (1.36%) Hedge funds
15 10 (1.24%) PKI
16 9 (1.12%) Credit Risk
16 9 (1.12%) Fixed Income
17 7 (0.87%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 156 (19.35%) Linux
2 98 (12.16%) Windows
3 86 (10.67%) Unix
4 38 (4.71%) Windows Server
5 34 (4.22%) Android
6 30 (3.72%) Apple iOS
6 30 (3.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (3.10%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (1.86%) CentOS
10 14 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (0.99%) Solaris
11 8 (0.99%) Windows 10
12 7 (0.87%) VMS
13 5 (0.62%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.50%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.37%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.25%) Embedded Linux
16 2 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
17 1 (0.12%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (35.98%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (15.63%) TDD
3 119 (14.76%) Scrum
4 112 (13.90%) Software Engineering
5 110 (13.65%) Continuous Integration
6 103 (12.78%) Mathematics
7 91 (11.29%) OO
8 84 (10.42%) Test Automation
9 76 (9.43%) ITIL
10 67 (8.31%) Microservices
11 66 (8.19%) Analytics
12 62 (7.69%) Project Management
13 57 (7.07%) DevOps
14 55 (6.82%) SDLC
15 53 (6.58%) SOA
16 51 (6.33%) Business Intelligence
17 50 (6.20%) Unit Testing
18 45 (5.58%) BDD
19 44 (5.46%) Mentoring
19 44 (5.46%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 199 (24.69%) Java
2 185 (22.95%) SQL
3 163 (20.22%) C#
4 149 (18.49%) JavaScript
5 125 (15.51%) Python
6 71 (8.81%) C++
7 45 (5.58%) Ruby
8 44 (5.46%) Perl
9 37 (4.59%) Bash Shell
10 36 (4.47%) PowerShell
11 34 (4.22%) C
12 33 (4.09%) PHP
13 24 (2.98%) Shell Script
14 22 (2.73%) Apple Swift
14 22 (2.73%) Objective-C
14 22 (2.73%) T-SQL
15 21 (2.61%) R
15 21 (2.61%) VBA
16 18 (2.23%) PL/SQL
16 18 (2.23%) Scala
Qualifications
1 802 (99.50%) Degree
2 83 (10.30%) Security Cleared
3 58 (7.20%) SC Cleared
4 47 (5.83%) Master's Degree
4 47 (5.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 43 (5.33%) Cisco Certification
6 37 (4.59%) Numerate Degree
7 36 (4.47%) CCNP
8 26 (3.23%) CCDP
8 26 (3.23%) CCIP
9 25 (3.10%) CCIE
9 25 (3.10%) MCSE
10 24 (2.98%) CCSA
10 24 (2.98%) CCSE
10 24 (2.98%) JNCIA
10 24 (2.98%) JNCIE
11 23 (2.85%) HP ASE
11 23 (2.85%) HP MASE
12 12 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
13 9 (1.12%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (8.06%) QA
2 23 (2.85%) PCI DSS
3 20 (2.48%) GDPR
4 11 (1.36%) MiFID
5 9 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
6 8 (0.99%) SLA
7 7 (0.87%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.87%) MIL-STD-1553
8 6 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.50%) PMO
10 3 (0.37%) EMIR
10 3 (0.37%) UCITS
11 2 (0.25%) COBIT
11 2 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.25%) GCP
11 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 2 (0.25%) PA-DSS
12 1 (0.12%) MIL-STD-498
System Software
1 31 (3.85%) Docker
2 25 (3.10%) Active Directory
3 19 (2.36%) Xen
4 18 (2.23%) Hyper-V
5 15 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (0.74%) XenApp
9 5 (0.62%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.62%) XenServer
10 4 (0.50%) HDFS
10 4 (0.50%) vSphere
11 3 (0.37%) Firmware
11 3 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.25%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
12 2 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.12%) iptables
13 1 (0.12%) KVM
13 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 42 (5.21%) Puppet
2 27 (3.35%) Ansible
3 24 (2.98%) FortiGate
3 24 (2.98%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (1.99%) SCCM
5 8 (0.99%) Hadoop YARN
6 7 (0.87%) Nagios
7 6 (0.74%) HP SiteScope
7 6 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (0.62%) Kubernetes
8 5 (0.62%) logstash
8 5 (0.62%) Oozie
8 5 (0.62%) Salt
8 5 (0.62%) SCOM
9 4 (0.50%) CFEngine
9 4 (0.50%) Graphite
10 3 (0.37%) Kibana
10 3 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.37%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 124 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 87 (10.79%) Oracle
3 60 (7.44%) Cisco
4 52 (6.45%) HP
5 36 (4.47%) F5
6 34 (4.22%) CheckPoint
7 29 (3.60%) Juniper
8 28 (3.47%) Riverbed
9 26 (3.23%) Fortinet
10 25 (3.10%) Aruba
11 24 (2.98%) VMware
12 23 (2.85%) Red Hat
13 22 (2.73%) Tableau
14 21 (2.61%) Citrix
15 18 (2.23%) Apple
16 16 (1.99%) Xamarin
17 13 (1.61%) Nintex
18 12 (1.49%) 3PAR
18 12 (1.49%) Splunk
19 10 (1.24%) Atlassian