Period
to 23 August 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 6 months to 23 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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 (Computing Science)
UK
6 months to
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 151 196
Rank change year-on-year +17 +45 -30
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 1775 1867 1427
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.85% 1.73% 1.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.54% 5.21% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1164 1218 857
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £252 £263
90th Percentile £650 £619 £647
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +10.71% -6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 74 62
UK median hourly rate £33.44 £36.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.11% +25.48% -28.28%
10th Percentile £10.50 £12.24 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £53.00 £41.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.44 £38.75 £31.44
% change year-on-year -13.70% +23.25% -3.26%

Computer Science is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 32054 35863 35952
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.37% 33.17% 31.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 20921 23502 22461
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £265 £254 £238
90th Percentile £644 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 979 1198 1402
UK median hourly rate £21.40 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.90% +10.53% -5.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.39 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.27 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.57% +13.51% -7.50%

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Computer Science as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science in the UK

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Computer Science.

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Science in the UK

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science over the 6 months to 23 August 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Computer Science in the UK

Computer Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Science in the UK

Computer Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science over the 6 months to 23 August 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Computer Science in the UK

Computer Science
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 within the UK over the 6 months to 23 August 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 +18 1634 £450 +9.09% 860
London +31 984 £500 +5.26% 454
UK excluding London -14 763 £388 +10.71% 441
South East -7 273 £400 +5.26% 127
North of England -61 126 £363 +20.83% 89
Midlands +6 94 £375 - 32
Scotland -7 91 £370 +9.79% 27
South West +28 85 £425 - 56
North West +22 79 £350 -3.31% 63
East of England +8 70 £325 -19.75% 102
East Midlands -6 45 £375 - 8
West Midlands +14 44 £350 - 24
Yorkshire -3 25 £500 +45.45% 21
North East -42 22 £295 +8.06% 5
Northern Ireland -36 16 £500 +90.48% 4
Wales +5 8 £400 +100.00% 4

For the 6 months to 23 August 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science 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.

1 1386 (78.08%) Degree
2 740 (41.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 630 (35.49%) Agile Software Development
4 577 (32.51%) Java
5 468 (26.37%) Finance
6 454 (25.58%) SQL
7 349 (19.66%) Mathematics
8 347 (19.55%) Linux
9 320 (18.03%) Python
10 315 (17.75%) C#
11 310 (17.46%) JavaScript
12 300 (16.90%) Analytical Skills
13 236 (13.30%) TDD
14 230 (12.96%) Scrum
15 218 (12.28%) OO
16 215 (12.11%) Windows
17 212 (11.94%) .NET
18 207 (11.66%) Banking
19 206 (11.61%) Software Engineering
20 205 (11.55%) SQL Server
20 205 (11.55%) Microsoft
21 204 (11.49%) HTML
21 204 (11.49%) Git (software)
22 202 (11.38%) Test Automation
22 202 (11.38%) Oracle
23 186 (10.48%) Unix
24 185 (10.42%) Web Services
25 183 (10.31%) Continuous Integration
26 178 (10.03%) Analytics
27 174 (9.80%) C++

Computer Science
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 73 (4.11%) Apache
2 65 (3.66%) Confluence
3 56 (3.15%) Apache Spark
4 46 (2.59%) Tomcat
5 42 (2.37%) SharePoint
6 34 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
7 33 (1.86%) WebSphere
8 29 (1.63%) IIS
9 27 (1.52%) CMS
9 27 (1.52%) SAS
10 25 (1.41%) OpenStack
11 24 (1.35%) JBoss
11 24 (1.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 18 (1.01%) Apache Pig
12 18 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
13 17 (0.96%) Cloud Foundry
13 17 (0.96%) MS Exchange
13 17 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
14 14 (0.79%) Skype for Business
15 13 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 57 (3.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 47 (2.65%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (1.18%) MS Visio
4 20 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (0.85%) SPSS
6 10 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.56%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.39%) Stata
8 4 (0.23%) Pipeline Pilot
8 4 (0.23%) UserZoom
9 2 (0.11%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.11%) SPSS Modeler
10 1 (0.056%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.056%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 12 (0.68%) Payment Gateway
2 9 (0.51%) ION MarketView
3 6 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.28%) RMDS
5 3 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.17%) Pega PRPC
5 3 (0.17%) Radian6
5 3 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.17%) Siebel CRM
5 3 (0.17%) Social Studio
5 3 (0.17%) Staffware
6 2 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.11%) Fredhopper
6 2 (0.11%) Infor LN
6 2 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.11%) SAP R/3
6 2 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.056%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 166 (9.35%) Amazon AWS
2 87 (4.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
4 38 (2.14%) GitHub
5 30 (1.69%) Office 365
5 30 (1.69%) SaaS
6 21 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
6 21 (1.18%) PaaS
7 17 (0.96%) Heroku
8 11 (0.62%) Amazon EMR
9 10 (0.56%) IaaS
10 9 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.28%) OpenShift
12 4 (0.23%) Adobe Analytics
12 4 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.23%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 3 (0.17%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 3 (0.17%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 3 (0.17%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 97 (5.46%) Firewall
2 72 (4.06%) TCP/IP
3 70 (3.94%) Wireless
4 59 (3.32%) WAN
5 55 (3.10%) DNS
5 55 (3.10%) Internet
5 55 (3.10%) LAN
6 45 (2.54%) VPN
7 42 (2.37%) HTTP
8 37 (2.08%) SAN
9 35 (1.97%) BIG-IP
10 34 (1.92%) LDAP
11 29 (1.63%) SSL
12 28 (1.58%) DHCP
13 26 (1.46%) Network Security
14 20 (1.13%) MPLS
15 19 (1.07%) BGP
16 18 (1.01%) NAS
17 16 (0.90%) IPsec
18 15 (0.85%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 205 (11.55%) SQL Server
2 116 (6.54%) Big Data
2 116 (6.54%) NoSQL
2 116 (6.54%) Relational Database
3 98 (5.52%) Hadoop
4 72 (4.06%) MySQL
5 69 (3.89%) Data Warehouse
6 67 (3.77%) MongoDB
7 46 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
8 42 (2.37%) RDBMS
9 40 (2.25%) Apache Hive
9 40 (2.25%) Oracle Database
10 39 (2.20%) Data Mining
11 29 (1.63%) Apache Cassandra
11 29 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
12 23 (1.30%) Power BI
12 23 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 19 (1.07%) HBase
13 19 (1.07%) Redis
14 17 (0.96%) DB2
Development Applications
1 204 (11.49%) Git (software)
2 170 (9.58%) JIRA
3 143 (8.06%) Jenkins
4 63 (3.55%) Subversion
5 58 (3.27%) Maven
6 45 (2.54%) Bitbucket
7 42 (2.37%) Cucumber
7 42 (2.37%) Visual Studio
8 40 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
9 38 (2.14%) Selenium
9 38 (2.14%) TeamCity
10 31 (1.75%) JUnit
11 29 (1.63%) Ant
12 24 (1.35%) Eclipse
13 21 (1.18%) Gradle
14 20 (1.13%) WebDriver
15 19 (1.07%) Mockito
16 16 (0.90%) NetBeans
16 16 (0.90%) Sonatype Nexus
17 15 (0.85%) webpack
General
1 468 (26.37%) Finance
2 207 (11.66%) Banking
3 131 (7.38%) Telecoms
4 101 (5.69%) Front Office
5 95 (5.35%) Marketing
6 75 (4.23%) Investment Banking
7 67 (3.77%) Retail
8 43 (2.42%) Electronics
9 41 (2.31%) Manufacturing
10 39 (2.20%) Games
11 35 (1.97%) Financial Institution
12 28 (1.58%) Publishing
13 23 (1.30%) Legal
14 18 (1.01%) Automotive
14 18 (1.01%) Billing
15 12 (0.68%) Advertising
15 12 (0.68%) French Language
15 12 (0.68%) German Language
15 12 (0.68%) Retail Banking
16 11 (0.62%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 761 (42.87%) Developer
2 202 (11.38%) Java Developer
3 160 (9.01%) Analyst
4 122 (6.87%) Architect
5 114 (6.42%) C# Developer
6 78 (4.39%) Data Scientist
7 74 (4.17%) .NET Developer
8 69 (3.89%) Senior Developer
9 64 (3.61%) C++ Developer
10 61 (3.44%) Software Engineer
11 56 (3.15%) Junior
11 56 (3.15%) Network Engineer
12 55 (3.10%) Python Developer
13 54 (3.04%) Software Developer
14 53 (2.99%) SQL Developer
15 50 (2.82%) C# .NET Developer
15 50 (2.82%) Consultant
16 49 (2.76%) Project Manager
17 48 (2.70%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 47 (2.65%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 212 (11.94%) .NET
2 204 (11.49%) HTML
3 185 (10.42%) Web Services
4 163 (9.18%) CSS
5 146 (8.23%) REST
6 143 (8.06%) AngularJS
7 139 (7.83%) Spring
8 114 (6.42%) XML
9 109 (6.14%) RESTful
10 106 (5.97%) HTML5
10 106 (5.97%) Node.js
11 89 (5.01%) JSON
12 72 (4.06%) J2EE
13 65 (3.66%) React
14 62 (3.49%) jQuery
15 61 (3.44%) WPF
16 59 (3.32%) ASP.NET
16 59 (3.32%) WCF
17 51 (2.87%) Hibernate
18 49 (2.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 300 (16.90%) Analytical Skills
2 131 (7.38%) Management Information System
3 111 (6.25%) Algorithms
4 76 (4.28%) User Experience
5 70 (3.94%) Data Structures
6 64 (3.61%) Data Centre
7 55 (3.10%) Derivative
8 53 (2.99%) Mobile App
9 44 (2.48%) Greenfield Project
10 38 (2.14%) Equities
11 37 (2.08%) Fintech
11 37 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 37 (2.08%) Hedge funds
12 30 (1.69%) Virtual Team
13 29 (1.63%) Fixed Income
14 28 (1.58%) Linux Command Line
15 27 (1.52%) Market Risk
16 19 (1.07%) Credit Risk
17 18 (1.01%) PMI
18 15 (0.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 347 (19.55%) Linux
2 215 (12.11%) Windows
3 186 (10.48%) Unix
4 56 (3.15%) Windows Server
5 53 (2.99%) Android
5 53 (2.99%) Apple iOS
6 45 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 40 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 35 (1.97%) CentOS
9 33 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
10 25 (1.41%) Solaris
11 16 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
12 15 (0.85%) Mac OS X
13 13 (0.73%) Windows 7
14 12 (0.68%) Windows 10
15 11 (0.62%) VMS
16 6 (0.34%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 6 (0.34%) Ubuntu
17 5 (0.28%) AIX
17 5 (0.28%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 630 (35.49%) Agile Software Development
2 349 (19.66%) Mathematics
3 236 (13.30%) TDD
4 230 (12.96%) Scrum
5 218 (12.28%) OO
6 206 (11.61%) Software Engineering
7 202 (11.38%) Test Automation
8 183 (10.31%) Continuous Integration
9 178 (10.03%) Analytics
10 165 (9.30%) DevOps
11 163 (9.18%) Project Management
12 140 (7.89%) ITIL
13 125 (7.04%) SDLC
14 122 (6.87%) Business Intelligence
15 111 (6.25%) Open Source
16 107 (6.03%) Physics
17 103 (5.80%) Data Modelling
18 101 (5.69%) Statistics
19 100 (5.63%) Machine Learning
19 100 (5.63%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 577 (32.51%) Java
2 454 (25.58%) SQL
3 320 (18.03%) Python
4 315 (17.75%) C#
5 310 (17.46%) JavaScript
6 174 (9.80%) C++
7 95 (5.35%) Perl
8 88 (4.96%) Ruby
9 79 (4.45%) Bash Shell
10 76 (4.28%) R
11 75 (4.23%) C
12 62 (3.49%) Shell Script
13 55 (3.10%) PowerShell
14 49 (2.76%) PHP
15 48 (2.70%) Scala
16 41 (2.31%) PL/SQL
17 40 (2.25%) T-SQL
18 35 (1.97%) VBA
19 27 (1.52%) Apple Swift
20 25 (1.41%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1386 (78.08%) Degree
2 740 (41.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 148 (8.34%) Security Cleared
4 89 (5.01%) SC Cleared
5 86 (4.85%) Master's Degree
6 63 (3.55%) Cisco Certification
7 61 (3.44%) Numerate Degree
8 60 (3.38%) PhD
9 51 (2.87%) Microsoft Certification
10 45 (2.54%) CCNP
11 37 (2.08%) DV Cleared
11 37 (2.08%) PMI Certification
12 32 (1.80%) CCIE
12 32 (1.80%) CISSP
13 31 (1.75%) PMP
14 30 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
14 30 (1.69%) MCSE
15 27 (1.52%) CCDP
15 27 (1.52%) CCIP
16 26 (1.46%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (6.31%) QA
2 30 (1.69%) PCI DSS
3 24 (1.35%) Data Quality
4 17 (0.96%) MiFID
5 16 (0.90%) Actionable Recommendations
6 13 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 12 (0.68%) SLA
8 11 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
9 10 (0.56%) GDPR
9 10 (0.56%) PMO
10 6 (0.34%) COBIT
10 6 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.28%) EMIR
12 4 (0.23%) AS 2805
12 4 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
12 4 (0.23%) HIPAA
12 4 (0.23%) ISO 8583
12 4 (0.23%) PA-DSS
13 3 (0.17%) GCP
13 3 (0.17%) TickIT
System Software
1 79 (4.45%) Docker
2 65 (3.66%) Active Directory
3 45 (2.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (1.69%) Hyper-V
5 22 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
5 22 (1.24%) Xen
6 18 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
6 18 (1.01%) vSphere
7 11 (0.62%) XenApp
8 10 (0.56%) HDFS
9 9 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (0.45%) Apache Flume
11 7 (0.39%) GlusterFS
11 7 (0.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 6 (0.34%) iptables
12 6 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (0.28%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
13 5 (0.28%) Openswan
13 5 (0.28%) VMware NSX
13 5 (0.28%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 77 (4.34%) Puppet
2 62 (3.49%) Opscode Chef
3 59 (3.32%) Ansible
4 25 (1.41%) FortiGate
5 19 (1.07%) SCCM
6 17 (0.96%) Kubernetes
7 16 (0.90%) Salt
8 13 (0.73%) Nagios
8 13 (0.73%) Oozie
9 11 (0.62%) Hadoop YARN
10 10 (0.56%) Graphite
10 10 (0.56%) NetBackup
11 9 (0.51%) logstash
11 9 (0.51%) ZABBIX
12 8 (0.45%) BladeLogic
13 7 (0.39%) Docker Swarm
13 7 (0.39%) Oracle ZFS
13 7 (0.39%) Red Hat Satellite
13 7 (0.39%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 7 (0.39%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 205 (11.55%) Microsoft
2 202 (11.38%) Oracle
3 96 (5.41%) Cisco
4 73 (4.11%) HP
5 69 (3.89%) VMware
6 53 (2.99%) Red Hat
7 50 (2.82%) F5
8 45 (2.54%) CheckPoint
9 43 (2.42%) Juniper
10 40 (2.25%) SAP
11 36 (2.03%) Atlassian
11 36 (2.03%) Tableau
12 33 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
12 33 (1.86%) Sybase
13 32 (1.80%) Fortinet
14 31 (1.75%) Citrix
14 31 (1.75%) IBM
14 31 (1.75%) Splunk
15 29 (1.63%) Riverbed
16 27 (1.52%) Aruba