Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 297 306 276
Rank change year-on-year +9 -30 +79
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 895 775 962
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.87% 0.81% 0.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.68% 4.16% 4.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 542 496 622
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £263 £223 £238
90th Percentile £675 £638 £584
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £380 £330
% change year-on-year +9.21% +15.15% -8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 44 26
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £28.75 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +2.68% +1.23%
10th Percentile £15.33 £10.38 £15.16
90th Percentile £51.00 £52.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £30.93 £28.00
% change year-on-year -6.22% +10.45% -8.85%

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 19,135 18,618 23,246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.70% 19.47% 21.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,342 11,302 14,518
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £240 £250 £245
90th Percentile £625 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 931 939 809
UK median hourly rate £22.75 £29.92 £27.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.96% +8.41% +22.67%
10th Percentile £12.63 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.30 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £30.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -23.33% +7.14% +16.09%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 14 August 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 -2 787 £475 +5.56% 682
London +26 481 £500 +2.56% 279
UK excluding London -5 402 £415 +9.21% 447
South East -37 108 £400 - 109
Scotland +12 94 £415 +11.41% 31
North of England +13 93 £390 -2.50% 101
Midlands -26 39 £403 +23.85% 56
Yorkshire -5 33 £550 +10.00% 27
South West +4 32 £400 -5.88% 52
North West -10 31 £350 +3.70% 68
North East +8 29 £325 +4.84% 6
East of England -7 29 £421 +40.42% 84
East Midlands -10 20 £340 +2.26% 21
West Midlands -22 19 £490 +50.77% 35
Northern Ireland +23 9 £432 -0.23% 8

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 895 (100.00%) Degree
2 856 (95.64%) Computer Science
3 321 (35.87%) Agile Software Development
4 228 (25.47%) Java
5 209 (23.35%) JavaScript
6 205 (22.91%) Finance
7 183 (20.45%) Python
8 178 (19.89%) Microsoft
9 169 (18.88%) SQL
10 168 (18.77%) Problem-Solving
11 161 (17.99%) Windows
12 158 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
13 143 (15.98%) CSS
14 140 (15.64%) HTML
15 137 (15.31%) C#
16 135 (15.08%) Amazon AWS
17 127 (14.19%) Software Engineering
18 120 (13.41%) Linux
19 117 (13.07%) Git (software)
20 114 (12.74%) .NET
21 108 (12.07%) TDD
21 108 (12.07%) DevOps
22 102 (11.40%) C++
22 102 (11.40%) OO
23 98 (10.95%) Windows Server
24 96 (10.73%) SQL Server
25 95 (10.61%) Mathematics
26 92 (10.28%) Master's Degree
27 91 (10.17%) Analytics
28 90 (10.06%) Security Cleared

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 56 (6.26%) SharePoint
2 53 (5.92%) Apache Spark
3 41 (4.58%) IIS
4 38 (4.25%) SharePoint 2013
5 36 (4.02%) Apache
6 31 (3.46%) SharePoint 2010
7 30 (3.35%) SharePoint Server
8 21 (2.35%) OpenStack
9 19 (2.12%) MS Exchange
10 16 (1.79%) CMS
10 16 (1.79%) Skype for Business
11 14 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
12 13 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
12 13 (1.45%) Ethereum
13 12 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2013
13 12 (1.34%) Hyperledger
13 12 (1.34%) Tomcat
13 12 (1.34%) WebSphere
14 10 (1.12%) Office Communications Server
15 9 (1.01%) Confluence
Applications
1 30 (3.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (3.13%) InfoPath
3 23 (2.57%) Microsoft Office
4 15 (1.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.67%) Chatbot
5 6 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.45%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.22%) SPSS
7 2 (0.22%) Windchill
8 1 (0.11%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.11%) HipChat
8 1 (0.11%) Maya
8 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.11%) Revit
8 1 (0.11%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 13 (1.45%) Distributed Ledger
2 12 (1.34%) R3 Corda
3 11 (1.23%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.45%) HFM
6 2 (0.22%) BASE24
6 2 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.22%) Magento
6 2 (0.22%) Sonata
7 1 (0.11%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.11%) HiPortfolio
7 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 1 (0.11%) Primavera
7 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.11%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 135 (15.08%) Amazon AWS
2 77 (8.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 63 (7.04%) Office 365
4 36 (4.02%) Serverless
5 35 (3.91%) AWS Lambda
6 32 (3.58%) AWS CloudFormation
6 32 (3.58%) GitHub
7 26 (2.91%) PaaS
8 25 (2.79%) Amazon EC2
9 22 (2.46%) Amazon ELB
9 22 (2.46%) Amazon S3
10 21 (2.35%) SaaS
10 21 (2.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 12 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
12 10 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
12 10 (1.12%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 9 (1.01%) OneDrive
14 8 (0.89%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 7 (0.78%) Mimecast
15 7 (0.78%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 56 (6.26%) DNS
2 55 (6.15%) Firewall
3 44 (4.92%) DHCP
4 33 (3.69%) HTTP
5 20 (2.23%) Internet
6 19 (2.12%) NetScaler
7 18 (2.01%) VPN
8 17 (1.90%) TCP/IP
9 16 (1.79%) WAN
10 15 (1.68%) LAN
11 14 (1.56%) 3G
11 14 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
12 12 (1.34%) Network Security
12 12 (1.34%) Skype
13 10 (1.12%) MPLS
13 10 (1.12%) SAN
13 10 (1.12%) SSL
14 9 (1.01%) BGP
14 9 (1.01%) Intrusion Detection
14 9 (1.01%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (10.73%) SQL Server
2 60 (6.70%) Relational Database
3 53 (5.92%) Big Data
4 45 (5.03%) Hadoop
5 39 (4.36%) MySQL
6 36 (4.02%) PostgreSQL
7 31 (3.46%) MongoDB
7 31 (3.46%) NoSQL
8 28 (3.13%) Amazon RDS
9 27 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
10 22 (2.46%) Redis
11 19 (2.12%) Apache Cassandra
12 18 (2.01%) Apache Hive
12 18 (2.01%) Blockchain
13 15 (1.68%) HBase
13 15 (1.68%) Impala
14 13 (1.45%) Power BI
14 13 (1.45%) RDBMS
15 12 (1.34%) Data Lake
16 11 (1.23%) DB2
Development Applications
1 117 (13.07%) Git (software)
2 84 (9.39%) Jenkins
3 47 (5.25%) JIRA
4 45 (5.03%) Visual Studio
5 44 (4.92%) JUnit
6 35 (3.91%) Maven
7 34 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
8 33 (3.69%) Selenium
9 26 (2.91%) Subversion
10 25 (2.79%) Cucumber
11 21 (2.35%) Gradle
12 20 (2.23%) Mockito
13 14 (1.56%) Eclipse
13 14 (1.56%) TeamCity
14 13 (1.45%) Ant
15 12 (1.34%) SpecFlow
16 10 (1.12%) TestNG
17 9 (1.01%) Grunt
17 9 (1.01%) gulp
18 8 (0.89%) webpack
General
1 205 (22.91%) Finance
2 73 (8.16%) Banking
3 32 (3.58%) Marketing
4 26 (2.91%) Investment Banking
5 22 (2.46%) Retail
5 22 (2.46%) Telecoms
6 21 (2.35%) Front Office
6 21 (2.35%) Games
7 16 (1.79%) Manufacturing
8 14 (1.56%) Back Office
9 12 (1.34%) Electronics
10 11 (1.23%) Legal
11 9 (1.01%) Advertising
11 9 (1.01%) Publishing
12 8 (0.89%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.67%) German Language
14 5 (0.56%) Spanish Language
14 5 (0.56%) Turkish Language
15 4 (0.45%) French Language
15 4 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 331 (36.98%) Developer
2 99 (11.06%) Java Developer
3 78 (8.72%) Analyst
4 54 (6.03%) Architect
5 52 (5.81%) Consultant
6 39 (4.36%) C# Developer
7 34 (3.80%) Software Engineer
8 27 (3.02%) Senior Developer
9 26 (2.91%) .NET Developer
9 26 (2.91%) Python Developer
9 26 (2.91%) Security Engineer
10 24 (2.68%) Junior
10 24 (2.68%) SharePoint Engineer
11 21 (2.35%) Full Stack Developer
12 20 (2.23%) Tester
13 18 (2.01%) Design Engineer
13 18 (2.01%) DevOps Engineer
14 17 (1.90%) Business Analyst
14 17 (1.90%) Data Scientist
14 17 (1.90%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (15.98%) CSS
2 140 (15.64%) HTML
3 114 (12.74%) .NET
4 86 (9.61%) Web Services
5 81 (9.05%) XML
6 76 (8.49%) Spring
7 75 (8.38%) RESTful
8 59 (6.59%) Kafka
9 57 (6.37%) AngularJS
10 50 (5.59%) REST
11 44 (4.92%) HTML5
12 43 (4.80%) Node.js
13 41 (4.58%) jQuery
14 35 (3.91%) JSON
15 34 (3.80%) ASP.NET
15 34 (3.80%) React
16 32 (3.58%) SOAP
16 32 (3.58%) XSLT
17 25 (2.79%) Spring Boot
18 24 (2.68%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 856 (95.64%) Computer Science
2 158 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
3 79 (8.83%) Mobile App
4 66 (7.37%) Algorithms
5 62 (6.93%) Management Information System
6 47 (5.25%) User Experience
7 43 (4.80%) Data Structures
8 41 (4.58%) Fintech
9 31 (3.46%) Self-Motivation
10 29 (3.24%) Data Centre
11 25 (2.79%) Enterprise Software
12 21 (2.35%) Greenfield Project
13 20 (2.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 16 (1.79%) Blog
14 16 (1.79%) PKI
15 15 (1.68%) Bitcoin
15 15 (1.68%) Fat Client
15 15 (1.68%) Thin Client
16 13 (1.45%) Mobile Payment
17 12 (1.34%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 161 (17.99%) Windows
2 120 (13.41%) Linux
3 98 (10.95%) Windows Server
4 83 (9.27%) Unix
5 76 (8.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 59 (6.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 58 (6.48%) Apple iOS
8 52 (5.81%) Android
9 50 (5.59%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (2.12%) Windows 7
11 17 (1.90%) Windows 10
12 13 (1.45%) Windows 8
13 11 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.56%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 5 (0.56%) Windows Phone
15 4 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (0.45%) VMS
15 4 (0.45%) Windows Phone 8
16 3 (0.34%) Solaris
17 2 (0.22%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 321 (35.87%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (18.77%) Problem-Solving
3 127 (14.19%) Software Engineering
4 108 (12.07%) DevOps
4 108 (12.07%) TDD
5 102 (11.40%) OO
6 95 (10.61%) Mathematics
7 91 (10.17%) Analytics
8 89 (9.94%) Test Automation
9 85 (9.50%) SDLC
10 78 (8.72%) Continuous Integration
11 77 (8.60%) ITIL
11 77 (8.60%) Scrum
12 72 (8.04%) Migration
13 71 (7.93%) Open Source
14 69 (7.71%) Project Management
15 65 (7.26%) Unit Testing
16 62 (6.93%) Data Science
17 56 (6.26%) Microservices
18 52 (5.81%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 228 (25.47%) Java
2 209 (23.35%) JavaScript
3 183 (20.45%) Python
4 169 (18.88%) SQL
5 137 (15.31%) C#
6 102 (11.40%) C++
7 80 (8.94%) PowerShell
8 59 (6.59%) Java 8
9 34 (3.80%) Perl
10 28 (3.13%) Bash Shell
10 28 (3.13%) PHP
11 27 (3.02%) Scala
12 24 (2.68%) C
13 23 (2.57%) Ruby
13 23 (2.57%) Shell Script
14 20 (2.23%) Apple Swift
14 20 (2.23%) R
15 16 (1.79%) PL/SQL
16 14 (1.56%) T-SQL
16 14 (1.56%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 895 (100.00%) Degree
2 92 (10.28%) Master's Degree
3 90 (10.06%) Security Cleared
4 78 (8.72%) SC Cleared
5 57 (6.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 36 (4.02%) MCSE
7 31 (3.46%) CISSP
8 27 (3.02%) Cisco Certification
9 24 (2.68%) Numerate Degree
10 21 (2.35%) CISA
10 21 (2.35%) CISM
11 18 (2.01%) CCNA
12 16 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
13 13 (1.45%) PhD
14 12 (1.34%) CCNP
14 12 (1.34%) CEH
14 12 (1.34%) GIAC
14 12 (1.34%) ISEB
15 11 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
16 9 (1.01%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (6.59%) QA
2 19 (2.12%) Data Quality
3 17 (1.90%) Disclosure Scotland
4 12 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (1.23%) GDPR
6 10 (1.12%) HIPAA
7 8 (0.89%) PMO
8 5 (0.56%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 3 (0.34%) SLA
10 2 (0.22%) COBIT
10 2 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.22%) EMIR
10 2 (0.22%) GCP
10 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.22%) PSD2
11 1 (0.11%) IFRS
11 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.11%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.11%) SAS 70
11 1 (0.11%) SEPA
System Software
1 68 (7.60%) Docker
2 67 (7.49%) Active Directory
3 41 (4.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (3.58%) XenApp
5 19 (2.12%) XenDesktop
6 17 (1.90%) Microsoft App-V
7 12 (1.34%) HDFS
7 12 (1.34%) Hyper-V
7 12 (1.34%) vSphere
8 11 (1.23%) XenServer
9 10 (1.12%) Apache Flume
10 9 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
11 7 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 5 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (0.45%) KVM
13 4 (0.45%) Xen
14 3 (0.34%) VirtualBox
15 2 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
16 1 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 65 (7.26%) Ansible
2 45 (5.03%) Opscode Chef
3 43 (4.80%) Terraform
4 33 (3.69%) Puppet
5 18 (2.01%) Salt
5 18 (2.01%) SCCM
6 14 (1.56%) Kubernetes
6 14 (1.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 11 (1.23%) Nagios
8 9 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
8 9 (1.01%) Oozie
9 8 (0.89%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 8 (0.89%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 7 (0.78%) CA Single Sign-On
11 5 (0.56%) AirWatch
11 5 (0.56%) Data Guard
11 5 (0.56%) Packer
11 5 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
11 5 (0.56%) vRealize
12 4 (0.45%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 178 (19.89%) Microsoft
2 73 (8.16%) Oracle
3 54 (6.03%) VMware
4 45 (5.03%) Citrix
5 34 (3.80%) Google
6 32 (3.58%) Ivanti
7 29 (3.24%) Splunk
8 28 (3.13%) Cisco
9 26 (2.91%) SAP
10 25 (2.79%) Nintex
11 24 (2.68%) Salesforce.com
12 22 (2.46%) HP
13 21 (2.35%) Apple
14 20 (2.23%) IBM
15 17 (1.90%) Tableau
16 16 (1.79%) McAfee
17 15 (1.68%) Red Hat
17 15 (1.68%) Remedy
17 15 (1.68%) Talend
18 14 (1.56%) CyberArk