Period
to 18 February 2018

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 18 February 2018 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 156 154
Rank change year-on-year +17 -2 +19
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 1,876 1,605 1,745
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.88% 1.69% 1.62%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.63% 5.15% 4.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,246 1,016 1,086
UK median daily rate £496 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.22% +5.88% +2.27%
10th Percentile £283 £265 £263
90th Percentile £663 £663 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £350 £355
% change year-on-year +11.43% -1.41% +1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 56 50
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% - +33.48%
10th Percentile £14.79 £12.13 £14.92
90th Percentile £57.25 £52.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year +7.14% +1.20% +44.65%

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 33,351 31,141 35,362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.39% 32.71% 32.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,314 20,316 22,758
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £245
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 994 1,108 1,343
UK median hourly rate £22.42 £20.00 £20.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.11% -3.03% +17.86%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.50 £47.50 £49.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.79 £18.94 £20.00
% change year-on-year +15.05% -5.30% +17.65%

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 18 February 2018.

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 18 February 2018.

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 18 February 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 +22 1,729 £500 +11.11% 1,681
London +9 1,116 £529 +0.71% 751
UK excluding London +12 712 £390 +11.43% 1,025
South East +2 271 £401 +7.00% 313
Midlands +37 127 £413 +25.00% 148
Scotland -34 92 £363 +9.85% 56
East Midlands +48 82 £419 +24.07% 58
North of England -18 80 £350 +6.06% 117
East of England -16 75 £400 +14.29% 240
South West +23 54 £310 -24.39% 111
West Midlands -13 43 £400 +21.29% 89
North West +13 41 £350 +105.88% 82
Yorkshire -10 20 £390 -2.50% 22
North East +2 19 £300 -9.09% 13
Wales -6 9 £375 +7.14% 28
Northern Ireland - 5 £263 - 13

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science 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.

1 1,419 (75.64%) Degree
2 787 (41.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 643 (34.28%) Agile Software Development
4 527 (28.09%) Java
5 480 (25.59%) SQL
6 477 (25.43%) Finance
7 399 (21.27%) Python
8 380 (20.26%) Mathematics
9 352 (18.76%) Linux
10 347 (18.50%) Analytical Skills
11 345 (18.39%) JavaScript
12 314 (16.74%) C#
13 259 (13.81%) C++
14 254 (13.54%) Software Engineering
15 252 (13.43%) HTML
16 242 (12.90%) Test Automation
17 236 (12.58%) Windows
18 228 (12.15%) Scrum
19 224 (11.94%) Microsoft
20 219 (11.67%) Git (software)
20 219 (11.67%) Analytics
21 218 (11.62%) SQL Server
22 216 (11.51%) OO
23 214 (11.41%) TDD
24 213 (11.35%) .NET
25 208 (11.09%) Banking
26 198 (10.55%) CSS
27 195 (10.39%) Amazon AWS
28 193 (10.29%) Continuous Integration
29 186 (9.91%) Web Services

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 94 (5.01%) Apache Spark
2 60 (3.20%) Confluence
3 46 (2.45%) Apache
4 36 (1.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 34 (1.81%) SAS
6 30 (1.60%) Tomcat
7 25 (1.33%) CMS
8 24 (1.28%) SharePoint
9 21 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
9 21 (1.12%) IIS
10 20 (1.07%) Apache Pig
10 20 (1.07%) OpenStack
11 17 (0.91%) JBoss
12 15 (0.80%) Jupyter
13 13 (0.69%) Apache Solr
14 12 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
15 10 (0.53%) MS Exchange
16 9 (0.48%) nginx
16 9 (0.48%) Skype for Business
17 8 (0.43%) WebLogic
Applications
1 63 (3.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (1.71%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (0.80%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.80%) SPSS
5 13 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.43%) Stata
8 7 (0.37%) Pipeline Pilot
9 5 (0.27%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.27%) Simulink
9 5 (0.27%) Weka
10 3 (0.16%) Chatbot
10 3 (0.16%) UserZoom
11 2 (0.11%) GIMP
11 2 (0.11%) Stateflow
12 1 (0.053%) Doxygen
12 1 (0.053%) GNU Octave
12 1 (0.053%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 19 (1.01%) Payment Gateway
2 9 (0.48%) ION MarketView
3 8 (0.43%) Adobe Campaign
3 8 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.37%) SAP Hybris
5 4 (0.21%) RMDS
5 4 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.16%) BondVision
6 3 (0.16%) HiPortfolio
6 3 (0.16%) Magento
7 2 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.11%) Radian6
7 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.11%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.11%) SAP GRC
7 2 (0.11%) Social Studio
7 2 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.053%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.053%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 195 (10.39%) Amazon AWS
2 172 (9.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (2.77%) GitHub
4 40 (2.13%) PaaS
5 35 (1.87%) npm
5 35 (1.87%) Office 365
6 27 (1.44%) IaaS
7 25 (1.33%) SaaS
8 22 (1.17%) Amazon S3
8 22 (1.17%) Google Analytics
9 19 (1.01%) OpenShift
10 14 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
11 13 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
11 13 (0.69%) Heroku
11 13 (0.69%) Serverless
12 12 (0.64%) Amazon SQS
13 10 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
14 9 (0.48%) Adobe Analytics
14 9 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
15 6 (0.32%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 66 (3.52%) Firewall
2 65 (3.46%) TCP/IP
3 55 (2.93%) Internet
4 40 (2.13%) DNS
5 36 (1.92%) HTTP
6 34 (1.81%) VPN
7 32 (1.71%) SSL
8 26 (1.39%) DHCP
9 23 (1.23%) Network Security
10 17 (0.91%) SAN
11 15 (0.80%) LAN
11 15 (0.80%) MPLS
11 15 (0.80%) SMS
12 14 (0.75%) BGP
13 13 (0.69%) IPsec
14 12 (0.64%) Cisco ASA
14 12 (0.64%) FTP
14 12 (0.64%) Kerberos
14 12 (0.64%) Remote Desktop
15 11 (0.59%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (11.62%) SQL Server
2 155 (8.26%) Big Data
3 124 (6.61%) NoSQL
4 118 (6.29%) Hadoop
5 98 (5.22%) MySQL
5 98 (5.22%) Relational Database
6 79 (4.21%) MongoDB
7 61 (3.25%) PostgreSQL
8 59 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
9 51 (2.72%) Power BI
10 48 (2.56%) Data Mining
11 47 (2.51%) HBase
12 41 (2.19%) Apache Hive
13 40 (2.13%) Oracle Database
14 38 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 35 (1.87%) Apache Cassandra
15 35 (1.87%) RDBMS
16 33 (1.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 28 (1.49%) Data Lake
18 26 (1.39%) Redis
Development Applications
1 219 (11.67%) Git (software)
2 120 (6.40%) JIRA
3 116 (6.18%) Jenkins
4 76 (4.05%) Cucumber
5 69 (3.68%) Subversion
6 59 (3.14%) Selenium
7 56 (2.99%) webpack
8 55 (2.93%) Bitbucket
9 53 (2.83%) Maven
10 50 (2.67%) Visual Studio
11 44 (2.35%) GitLab
12 42 (2.24%) gulp
13 40 (2.13%) TeamCity
14 33 (1.76%) Jasmine
15 31 (1.65%) Karma Test Runner
15 31 (1.65%) Mockito
16 29 (1.55%) JUnit
16 29 (1.55%) Protractor
17 22 (1.17%) Gradle
18 19 (1.01%) SonarQube
General
1 477 (25.43%) Finance
2 208 (11.09%) Banking
3 124 (6.61%) Front Office
4 86 (4.58%) Marketing
5 81 (4.32%) Investment Banking
6 72 (3.84%) Telecoms
7 62 (3.30%) Games
8 51 (2.72%) Retail
9 44 (2.35%) Manufacturing
10 43 (2.29%) Electronics
11 29 (1.55%) Publishing
12 25 (1.33%) Legal
13 21 (1.12%) Financial Institution
14 20 (1.07%) Back Office
15 19 (1.01%) Advertising
15 19 (1.01%) Automotive
16 14 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
17 11 (0.59%) German Language
18 9 (0.48%) Military
18 9 (0.48%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 744 (39.66%) Developer
2 212 (11.30%) Java Developer
3 189 (10.07%) Analyst
4 134 (7.14%) Architect
5 114 (6.08%) C# Developer
6 104 (5.54%) Data Scientist
7 93 (4.96%) Software Engineer
8 84 (4.48%) Senior Developer
9 69 (3.68%) Python Developer
10 67 (3.57%) Project Manager
11 61 (3.25%) Consultant
12 56 (2.99%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 53 (2.83%) DevOps Engineer
14 48 (2.56%) Full Stack Developer
15 46 (2.45%) Business Analyst
15 46 (2.45%) JavaScript Developer
16 45 (2.40%) Software Developer
17 44 (2.35%) .NET Developer
18 42 (2.24%) C++ Developer
19 38 (2.03%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 252 (13.43%) HTML
2 213 (11.35%) .NET
3 198 (10.55%) CSS
4 186 (9.91%) Web Services
5 156 (8.32%) AngularJS
6 143 (7.62%) HTML5
7 129 (6.88%) Spring
8 125 (6.66%) RESTful
9 121 (6.45%) REST
10 96 (5.12%) JSON
11 80 (4.26%) XML
12 77 (4.10%) React
13 75 (4.00%) WPF
14 62 (3.30%) CSS3
15 60 (3.20%) Node.js
16 59 (3.14%) jQuery
17 57 (3.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 55 (2.93%) Hibernate
19 52 (2.77%) ASP.NET
19 52 (2.77%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 347 (18.50%) Analytical Skills
2 153 (8.16%) Algorithms
3 106 (5.65%) User Experience
4 104 (5.54%) Management Information System
5 100 (5.33%) Data Structures
6 83 (4.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 70 (3.73%) Mobile App
8 53 (2.83%) Fixed Income
9 49 (2.61%) Greenfield Project
10 48 (2.56%) Hedge funds
11 42 (2.24%) Data Centre
12 39 (2.08%) Derivative
13 34 (1.81%) Life Science
14 33 (1.76%) PMI
15 32 (1.71%) Equities
15 32 (1.71%) Fintech
16 28 (1.49%) Credit Risk
17 24 (1.28%) Virtual Team
18 20 (1.07%) Clustering
19 19 (1.01%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 352 (18.76%) Linux
2 236 (12.58%) Windows
3 117 (6.24%) Unix
4 87 (4.64%) Android
5 68 (3.62%) Apple iOS
6 57 (3.04%) Windows Server
7 48 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 31 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (0.75%) Windows 7
11 11 (0.59%) Windows 10
12 10 (0.53%) CentOS
13 8 (0.43%) VMS
13 8 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (0.37%) Mac OS
15 6 (0.32%) Embedded Linux
16 5 (0.27%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.16%) Solaris
17 3 (0.16%) Windows 2000
18 2 (0.11%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 643 (34.28%) Agile Software Development
2 380 (20.26%) Mathematics
3 254 (13.54%) Software Engineering
4 242 (12.90%) Test Automation
5 228 (12.15%) Scrum
6 219 (11.67%) Analytics
7 216 (11.51%) OO
8 214 (11.41%) TDD
9 193 (10.29%) Continuous Integration
10 166 (8.85%) SDLC
11 165 (8.80%) Project Management
12 161 (8.58%) Multithreading
13 160 (8.53%) DevOps
14 159 (8.48%) Data Science
15 137 (7.30%) Machine Learning
16 134 (7.14%) Statistics
17 127 (6.77%) ITIL
18 118 (6.29%) Visualisation
19 116 (6.18%) Open Source
20 109 (5.81%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 527 (28.09%) Java
2 480 (25.59%) SQL
3 399 (21.27%) Python
4 345 (18.39%) JavaScript
5 314 (16.74%) C#
6 259 (13.81%) C++
7 115 (6.13%) C
7 115 (6.13%) R
8 72 (3.84%) PowerShell
9 62 (3.30%) Scala
10 61 (3.25%) Ruby
11 55 (2.93%) ES6
12 53 (2.83%) Perl
13 44 (2.35%) T-SQL
14 35 (1.87%) Bash Shell
14 35 (1.87%) PHP
15 34 (1.81%) Apple Swift
16 33 (1.76%) VBA
17 30 (1.60%) Objective-C
17 30 (1.60%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1,419 (75.64%) Degree
2 787 (41.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 134 (7.14%) Master's Degree
4 88 (4.69%) Numerate Degree
5 85 (4.53%) PhD
6 76 (4.05%) Security Cleared
7 58 (3.09%) SC Cleared
8 42 (2.24%) CISSP
9 41 (2.19%) PMI Certification
9 41 (2.19%) PMP
10 36 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
11 35 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
12 26 (1.39%) CCNA
13 23 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
14 18 (0.96%) CISM
15 16 (0.85%) CCNP
15 16 (0.85%) MCSE
16 14 (0.75%) CCIE
16 14 (0.75%) MBA
17 13 (0.69%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (6.66%) QA
2 34 (1.81%) SLA
3 33 (1.76%) GDPR
4 25 (1.33%) PCI DSS
5 21 (1.12%) Data Quality
5 21 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 19 (1.01%) HIPAA
6 19 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 18 (0.96%) Actionable Recommendations
8 16 (0.85%) PMO
9 9 (0.48%) GCP
9 9 (0.48%) HL7
10 8 (0.43%) MiFID
11 6 (0.32%) Basel II
12 5 (0.27%) CDISC
12 5 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
13 4 (0.21%) MISRA
14 3 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 3 (0.16%) ISO 26262
14 3 (0.16%) Solvency II
System Software
1 70 (3.73%) Docker
2 66 (3.52%) Active Directory
3 44 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
5 20 (1.07%) Apache Flume
5 20 (1.07%) HDFS
6 18 (0.96%) Hyper-V
7 10 (0.53%) vSphere
8 9 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.48%) XenApp
8 9 (0.48%) XenDesktop
9 8 (0.43%) Firmware
9 8 (0.43%) iptables
10 5 (0.27%) Terminal Services
11 4 (0.21%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
11 4 (0.21%) BitLocker
11 4 (0.21%) VMware NSX
11 4 (0.21%) Xen
12 3 (0.16%) NFS
12 3 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 49 (2.61%) Puppet
2 32 (1.71%) Ansible
3 31 (1.65%) Kubernetes
4 25 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (1.17%) SCCM
6 18 (0.96%) Terraform
7 14 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
8 11 (0.59%) Oozie
9 10 (0.53%) Backup Exec
9 10 (0.53%) Salt
9 10 (0.53%) SCOM
10 8 (0.43%) NetBackup
11 7 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
12 6 (0.32%) CA Single Sign-On
12 6 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
12 6 (0.32%) Nagios
12 6 (0.32%) Packer
12 6 (0.32%) SELinux
13 5 (0.27%) Netcool
14 4 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 224 (11.94%) Microsoft
2 141 (7.52%) Oracle
3 72 (3.84%) Tableau
4 59 (3.14%) VMware
5 50 (2.67%) Cisco
6 48 (2.56%) Google
7 45 (2.40%) Salesforce.com
7 45 (2.40%) SAP
8 37 (1.97%) Twitter
9 29 (1.55%) Splunk
10 28 (1.49%) Citrix
11 25 (1.33%) Adobe
11 25 (1.33%) HP
11 25 (1.33%) Red Hat
12 23 (1.23%) Apple
13 22 (1.17%) Atlassian
14 20 (1.07%) Sybase
15 16 (0.85%) CheckPoint
15 16 (0.85%) McAfee
15 16 (0.85%) Xamarin