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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 140 160 175
Rank change year-on-year +20 +15  
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 813 812 734
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.80% 1.52% 1.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.64% 4.87% 4.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 557 436
Median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £583
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 20 34
Median hourly rate £20.00 £41.50 £28.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.80% +47.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £18.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.10 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £44.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -60.22% +46.66%  

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

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14408 16675 16347
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.96% 31.12% 30.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 9314 10891 9856
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 535 564 695
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.84 £18.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.46% +21.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £27.22 £18.83
% change year-on-year -31.36% +44.56%  

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Computer Science as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Computer Science in the UK

Computer Science
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +16 750 £450 +5.88% 742
London +29 457 £500 +11.11% 366
South East -11 128 £398 +13.57% 104
Hampshire +40 58 £410 +28.12% 23
City of London -11 58 £531 +18.05% 83
Scotland +27 49 £295 -27.60% 25
East of England +20 47 £350 -18.60% 98
Edinburgh +43 32 £213 -51.42% 17
North West +16 31 £350 -17.64% 51
South West -26 29 £395 +3.60% 54
West Midlands +21 28 £363 +11.53% 20
Manchester +21 27 £356 -12.30% 38
Yorkshire +14 16 £475 +46.15% 17
Hook +18 15 £430 +34.37% 1
Essex +3 15 £265 -41.11% 6
Buckinghamshire -2 15 £365 +12.30% 8
Berkshire -7 15 £388 -3.72% 17
Cambridgeshire +11 14 £500 +49.25% 61
Hertfordshire +8 14 £405 -24.65% 24
Milton Keynes -5 13 £395 +21.53% 3
Cambridge +14 12 £500 +49.25% 59
Oxfordshire +5 12 £451 +430.88% 22
Bristol -11 10 £325 -10.95% 22
Surrey -13 10 £296 -12.94% 17
Glasgow +7 9 £350 +0.71% 6
Warwickshire +5 9 £375 +7.14% 4
Tyne and Wear -18 9 £340 +6.25% 8
Newcastle upon Tyne -20 9 £340 +6.25% 6
North East -21 9 £340 +6.25% 10
Hatfield - 9 £405 - 4

Computer Science
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 1153 (74.39%) Degree
2 545 (35.16%) Agile Software Development
3 483 (31.16%) Java
4 385 (24.84%) Finance
5 367 (23.68%) SQL
6 313 (20.19%) Linux
7 289 (18.65%) Python
8 285 (18.39%) JavaScript
9 253 (16.32%) Software Engineering
10 251 (16.19%) Mathematics
11 239 (15.42%) Analytical Skills
12 235 (15.16%) C#
13 230 (14.84%) HTML
14 221 (14.26%) Windows
15 218 (14.06%) Scrum
16 206 (13.29%) Microsoft
17 182 (11.74%) Oracle
18 178 (11.48%) .NET
19 174 (11.23%) C++
20 171 (11.03%) Banking
21 169 (10.90%) CSS
22 167 (10.77%) TDD
23 166 (10.71%) OO
24 155 (10.00%) Analytics
25 153 (9.87%) Management Information System
25 153 (9.87%) SQL Server
26 150 (9.68%) AngularJS
27 138 (8.90%) REST
28 136 (8.77%) Git (software)
29 135 (8.71%) XML

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 59 (3.81%) Apache Spark
2 54 (3.48%) Apache
3 49 (3.16%) Tomcat
4 46 (2.97%) JBoss
5 39 (2.52%) Confluence
6 37 (2.39%) WebSphere
7 33 (2.13%) SAS
8 29 (1.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 27 (1.74%) Apache Pig
9 27 (1.74%) SharePoint
10 26 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
11 24 (1.55%) OpenStack
12 23 (1.48%) CMS
13 20 (1.29%) IIS
14 19 (1.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 18 (1.16%) WebLogic
16 15 (0.97%) Skype for Business
17 14 (0.90%) GlassFish
17 14 (0.90%) MS Exchange
18 12 (0.77%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 109 (7.03%) MS Excel
2 59 (3.81%) MS Office
3 26 (1.68%) MS Visio
4 24 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 19 (1.23%) SPSS
6 11 (0.71%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.45%) MS Project
8 5 (0.32%) Weka
9 4 (0.26%) LaTeX
9 4 (0.26%) Stata
10 3 (0.19%) Doxygen
10 3 (0.19%) S-PLUS
10 3 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.13%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.13%) SPSS Modeler
11 2 (0.13%) UserZoom
12 1 (0.065%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 27 (1.74%) ION MarketView
2 8 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.52%) Payment Gateway
3 7 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.19%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.19%) Staffware
6 2 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.13%) Fredhopper
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle Utilities
6 2 (0.13%) Relativity
6 2 (0.13%) Ringtail
6 2 (0.13%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.13%) SAP MDM
6 2 (0.13%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.13%) SAP Retail
6 2 (0.13%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 90 (5.81%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (2.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (1.74%) GitHub
4 23 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
5 19 (1.23%) PaaS
6 18 (1.16%) Heroku
6 18 (1.16%) SaaS
7 17 (1.10%) Office 365
8 7 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (0.45%) Google Play
8 7 (0.45%) IaaS
9 5 (0.32%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 4 (0.26%) Basecamp
10 4 (0.26%) Force.com
10 4 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.19%) Google App Engine
11 3 (0.19%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 105 (6.77%) Firewall
2 84 (5.42%) Internet
3 59 (3.81%) Wireless
4 48 (3.10%) LAN
4 48 (3.10%) TCP/IP
5 44 (2.84%) WAN
6 39 (2.52%) HTTP
7 33 (2.13%) DNS
8 31 (2.00%) Network Security
8 31 (2.00%) SSL
9 30 (1.94%) SAN
10 29 (1.87%) BIG-IP
11 20 (1.29%) LDAP
12 15 (0.97%) DHCP
12 15 (0.97%) VPN
13 13 (0.84%) Skype
14 11 (0.71%) Intrusion Detection
15 10 (0.65%) Intranet
15 10 (0.65%) VLAN
15 10 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (9.87%) SQL Server
2 106 (6.84%) Big Data
3 94 (6.06%) Relational Database
4 90 (5.81%) Hadoop
5 70 (4.52%) Data Warehouse
6 68 (4.39%) MySQL
7 61 (3.94%) NoSQL
8 52 (3.35%) PostgreSQL
9 42 (2.71%) Apache Hive
9 42 (2.71%) QlikView
10 34 (2.19%) MongoDB
11 29 (1.87%) Oracle Database
12 27 (1.74%) BusinessObjects
12 27 (1.74%) Data Mining
12 27 (1.74%) RDBMS
13 25 (1.61%) HBase
14 22 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 19 (1.23%) Impala
16 18 (1.16%) DB2
17 16 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 136 (8.77%) Git (software)
2 99 (6.39%) Jenkins
3 89 (5.74%) JIRA
4 70 (4.52%) Subversion
5 44 (2.84%) TeamCity
6 36 (2.32%) Selenium
7 32 (2.06%) JUnit
7 32 (2.06%) Maven
8 27 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
9 25 (1.61%) Visual Studio
10 22 (1.42%) Eclipse
11 19 (1.23%) Cucumber
12 18 (1.16%) Ant
13 16 (1.03%) Gradle
13 16 (1.03%) Hudson
13 16 (1.03%) WebDriver
14 12 (0.77%) Sonatype Nexus
14 12 (0.77%) Talend Open Studio
15 11 (0.71%) Bitbucket
15 11 (0.71%) Vagrant
General
1 385 (24.84%) Finance
2 171 (11.03%) Banking
3 113 (7.29%) Telecoms
4 90 (5.81%) Front Office
5 57 (3.68%) Retail
6 54 (3.48%) Marketing
7 52 (3.35%) Investment Banking
8 37 (2.39%) Games
9 35 (2.26%) Electronics
10 33 (2.13%) Publishing
11 28 (1.81%) Back Office
12 26 (1.68%) Financial Institution
13 25 (1.61%) Manufacturing
14 20 (1.29%) Legal
15 12 (0.77%) French Language
16 11 (0.71%) German Language
16 11 (0.71%) Italian Language
16 11 (0.71%) Spanish Language
17 9 (0.58%) Billing
17 9 (0.58%) Law
Job Titles
1 659 (42.52%) Developer
2 161 (10.39%) Java Developer
3 159 (10.26%) Analyst
4 151 (9.74%) Architect
5 94 (6.06%) Senior Developer
6 80 (5.16%) C# Developer
7 66 (4.26%) Data Scientist
8 60 (3.87%) Consultant
9 56 (3.61%) C++ Developer
9 56 (3.61%) Software Engineer
10 54 (3.48%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 53 (3.42%) .NET Developer
12 48 (3.10%) JavaScript Developer
13 47 (3.03%) Python Developer
14 39 (2.52%) Network Engineer
15 37 (2.39%) Junior
16 35 (2.26%) Software Developer
17 33 (2.13%) SQL Developer
18 32 (2.06%) Security Analyst
18 32 (2.06%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 230 (14.84%) HTML
2 178 (11.48%) .NET
3 169 (10.90%) CSS
4 150 (9.68%) AngularJS
5 138 (8.90%) REST
6 135 (8.71%) XML
7 134 (8.65%) Web Services
8 120 (7.74%) HTML5
9 115 (7.42%) Spring
10 84 (5.42%) Node.js
11 76 (4.90%) JSON
12 69 (4.45%) CSS3
13 67 (4.32%) React
14 62 (4.00%) J2EE
15 57 (3.68%) Hibernate
16 55 (3.55%) jQuery
17 53 (3.42%) RESTful
18 51 (3.29%) Middleware
19 49 (3.16%) ASP.NET
20 48 (3.10%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 239 (15.42%) Analytical Skills
2 153 (9.87%) Management Information System
3 84 (5.42%) Algorithms
4 78 (5.03%) Fixed Income
5 74 (4.77%) User Experience
6 60 (3.87%) Data Centre
7 54 (3.48%) Derivative
8 48 (3.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 47 (3.03%) Fintech
10 43 (2.77%) Data Structures
11 37 (2.39%) Mobile App
12 36 (2.32%) Enterprise Software
13 34 (2.19%) Equities
14 30 (1.94%) Virtual Team
15 27 (1.74%) Clustering
16 26 (1.68%) Credit Risk
17 23 (1.48%) Hedge funds
18 18 (1.16%) Life Science
19 15 (0.97%) STB
20 12 (0.77%) Digital TV
Operating Systems
1 313 (20.19%) Linux
2 221 (14.26%) Windows
3 106 (6.84%) Unix
4 60 (3.87%) Android
5 47 (3.03%) Apple iOS
6 43 (2.77%) Windows Server
7 28 (1.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
9 23 (1.48%) Windows 7
10 18 (1.16%) Solaris
11 16 (1.03%) CentOS
11 16 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (0.84%) Mac OS X
12 13 (0.84%) Ubuntu
13 9 (0.58%) Windows 10
14 4 (0.26%) CoreOS
14 4 (0.26%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.19%) zOS
16 2 (0.13%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 545 (35.16%) Agile Software Development
2 253 (16.32%) Software Engineering
3 251 (16.19%) Mathematics
4 218 (14.06%) Scrum
5 167 (10.77%) TDD
6 166 (10.71%) OO
7 155 (10.00%) Analytics
8 128 (8.26%) DevOps
9 123 (7.94%) Continuous Integration
10 120 (7.74%) Project Management
10 120 (7.74%) SDLC
11 119 (7.68%) Business Intelligence
12 118 (7.61%) ITIL
13 106 (6.84%) Open Source
14 98 (6.32%) Migration
15 97 (6.26%) Statistics
16 84 (5.42%) Data Modelling
16 84 (5.42%) MVC
17 80 (5.16%) E-Commerce
18 77 (4.97%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 483 (31.16%) Java
2 367 (23.68%) SQL
3 289 (18.65%) Python
4 285 (18.39%) JavaScript
5 235 (15.16%) C#
6 174 (11.23%) C++
7 118 (7.61%) C
8 86 (5.55%) R
9 82 (5.29%) Scala
10 58 (3.74%) Perl
11 56 (3.61%) Ruby
12 50 (3.23%) PHP
13 43 (2.77%) Bash Shell
14 42 (2.71%) PL/SQL
15 40 (2.58%) PowerShell
16 39 (2.52%) Shell Script
17 29 (1.87%) T-SQL
18 23 (1.48%) MATLAB
18 23 (1.48%) VBA
19 20 (1.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 1153 (74.39%) Degree
2 92 (5.94%) Security Cleared
3 72 (4.65%) PhD
4 68 (4.39%) Cisco Certification
5 59 (3.81%) SC Cleared
6 48 (3.10%) CCNP
7 45 (2.90%) CISSP
8 36 (2.32%) CCIE
8 36 (2.32%) Microsoft Certification
9 31 (2.00%) CCDP
9 31 (2.00%) JNCIA
10 27 (1.74%) CCIP
10 27 (1.74%) CCSA
10 27 (1.74%) CCSE
10 27 (1.74%) HP ASE
10 27 (1.74%) HP MASE
10 27 (1.74%) JNCIE
11 21 (1.35%) CISM
11 21 (1.35%) ISEB
12 19 (1.23%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (6.26%) QA
2 29 (1.87%) PCI DSS
3 18 (1.16%) Data Quality
3 18 (1.16%) SLA
4 15 (0.97%) MiFID
5 13 (0.84%) PMO
6 11 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (0.65%) JSP 440
8 9 (0.58%) Actionable Recommendations
8 9 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (0.45%) PA-DSS
10 6 (0.39%) ISO 9001
11 5 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
11 5 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
12 4 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
12 4 (0.26%) EMIR
12 4 (0.26%) HIPAA
13 3 (0.19%) ISO19770
13 3 (0.19%) TickIT
14 2 (0.13%) CDISC
System Software
1 75 (4.84%) Active Directory
2 54 (3.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (2.77%) Docker
4 27 (1.74%) HDFS
5 26 (1.68%) VMware ESX
6 25 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
7 24 (1.55%) Hyper-V
8 15 (0.97%) vSphere
9 11 (0.71%) XenApp
10 10 (0.65%) KVM
11 9 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
12 8 (0.52%) Firmware
13 7 (0.45%) XenDesktop
14 6 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
14 6 (0.39%) XenServer
15 5 (0.32%) Apache Flume
15 5 (0.32%) LXC
16 4 (0.26%) NFS
16 4 (0.26%) vCloud
17 3 (0.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 58 (3.74%) Puppet
2 43 (2.77%) Opscode Chef
3 36 (2.32%) Ansible
4 27 (1.74%) FortiGate
5 17 (1.10%) SCCM
6 16 (1.03%) Salt
7 13 (0.84%) logstash
8 11 (0.71%) Kibana
8 11 (0.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 10 (0.65%) Mesos
10 9 (0.58%) Oozie
10 9 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 8 (0.52%) Nagios
11 8 (0.52%) Tivoli
12 6 (0.39%) Graphite
12 6 (0.39%) Netcool
12 6 (0.39%) vRealize
13 5 (0.32%) QRadar
13 5 (0.32%) Terraform
13 5 (0.32%) vMotion
Vendors
1 206 (13.29%) Microsoft
2 182 (11.74%) Oracle
3 72 (4.65%) VMware
4 69 (4.45%) Cisco
5 53 (3.42%) HP
6 45 (2.90%) F5
7 42 (2.71%) Tableau
8 41 (2.65%) Adobe
8 41 (2.65%) SAP
9 39 (2.52%) IBM
10 35 (2.26%) Red Hat
11 34 (2.19%) CheckPoint
11 34 (2.19%) Juniper
12 32 (2.06%) Riverbed
13 30 (1.94%) ION Trading
14 29 (1.87%) Fortinet
14 29 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
14 29 (1.87%) TIBCO
15 28 (1.81%) Aruba
16 25 (1.61%) Informatica
Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £485 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
KPRS
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
LA International
Posted: 20 hours ago
North West
Ideal Training
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venn Group
Rate: £350 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Saffron Walden, Essex
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Highly competitive salary plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £717.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £550 - £650 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
University Of Cambridge
Rate: From £25,298 to £38,183 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £120 - £140 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
BBC Research & Development
Posted: 11 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £275 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Gateshead
Washington Frank
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
FT Select
Rate: From £475 to £525 per day
Posted: 4 days ago