Period
to 17 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Computer Science skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 6 months to 17 July 2019 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 (Computing Science, Comp Sci)
UK
6 months to
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 127 135 145
Rank change year-on-year +8 +10 +11
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 1,847 2,032 1,691
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.99% 1.96% 1.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.29% 2.26% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,149 1,184 1,103
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £310 £261 £263
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £381
% change year-on-year +12.50% +4.92% +8.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 103 74
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £43.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.30% +33.85% -22.62%
10th Percentile £17.75 £13.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £87.50 £54.75 £51.52
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £49.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year -19.19% +50.00% -22.35%

Computer Science is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 80,678 89,827 81,384
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.91% 86.67% 85.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,142 59,253 53,249
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,292 2,450 2,154
UK median hourly rate £24.68 £21.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.78% -14.00% +2.88%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.17 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.98 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +19.89% -20.00% -

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 17 July 2019.

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 17 July 2019.

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 17 July 2019. 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 +14 1,728 £500 +5.26% 1,743
London +3 989 £525 +1.94% 704
UK excluding London +3 810 £450 +12.50% 1,136
South East -5 306 £450 +12.50% 342
South West +70 151 £450 +9.09% 125
Midlands +20 93 £450 +5.88% 144
East of England +32 88 £475 +15.12% 222
North of England -29 86 £400 +14.29% 207
Scotland -35 60 £325 -21.69% 56
West Midlands +36 50 £375 -20.21% 89
North West +2 44 £425 +21.43% 123
East Midlands +13 43 £475 +11.76% 54
Yorkshire +22 32 £360 -20.00% 58
Northern Ireland +7 15 £513 +18.77% 10
Wales +12 12 £488 +30.00% 30
North East -23 10 £450 +35.34% 26

For the 6 months to 17 July 2019, 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 1,290 (69.84%) Degree
2 741 (40.12%) Agile Software Development
3 664 (35.95%) Computer Science Degree
4 490 (26.53%) Python
5 469 (25.39%) Java
6 464 (25.12%) SQL
7 451 (24.42%) Finance
8 411 (22.25%) Mathematics
9 383 (20.74%) Software Engineering
10 368 (19.92%) Amazon AWS
11 334 (18.08%) Analytical Skills
12 326 (17.65%) JavaScript
13 322 (17.43%) Problem-Solving
14 316 (17.11%) DevOps
15 300 (16.24%) Linux
16 276 (14.94%) Microsoft
16 276 (14.94%) Microsoft Azure
17 267 (14.46%) Scrum
18 266 (14.40%) Analytics
19 248 (13.43%) Git (software)
20 245 (13.26%) C#
21 222 (12.02%) Windows
22 202 (10.94%) Data Science
23 200 (10.83%) .NET
24 192 (10.40%) HTML
25 188 (10.18%) C++
25 188 (10.18%) Continuous Integration
25 188 (10.18%) Algorithms
26 176 (9.53%) CSS
26 176 (9.53%) Docker

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
1 144 (7.80%) Apache Spark
2 51 (2.76%) Confluence
3 46 (2.49%) SharePoint
4 39 (2.11%) Apache
5 33 (1.79%) Skype for Business
6 32 (1.73%) SAS
7 30 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
8 22 (1.19%) IIS
9 20 (1.08%) JBoss
10 19 (1.03%) CMS
10 19 (1.03%) MS Exchange
10 19 (1.03%) OpenStack
11 17 (0.92%) Jupyter
11 17 (0.92%) WebSphere
12 13 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
12 13 (0.70%) WebLogic
13 12 (0.65%) Tomcat
14 9 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
15 8 (0.43%) JCAPS
15 8 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 93 (5.04%) Microsoft Office
2 67 (3.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (1.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (0.87%) SPSS
5 13 (0.70%) Stata
6 11 (0.60%) CATIA
6 11 (0.60%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 11 (0.60%) PTC Creo
7 10 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
8 9 (0.49%) MS Visio
8 9 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.27%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.22%) Camtasia
10 4 (0.22%) Chatbot
10 4 (0.22%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.22%) XMetaL
11 3 (0.16%) UXPin
12 2 (0.11%) InVision
13 1 (0.054%) Figma
13 1 (0.054%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 10 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (0.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 7 (0.38%) Distributed Ledger
3 7 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
4 5 (0.27%) HFM
4 5 (0.27%) Teamcenter
5 4 (0.22%) Eikon
5 4 (0.22%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.22%) Revive Adserver
5 4 (0.22%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.16%) SAP R/3
6 3 (0.16%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
7 2 (0.11%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.11%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 2 (0.11%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.11%) SAP GTS
8 1 (0.054%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 368 (19.92%) Amazon AWS
2 276 (14.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 100 (5.41%) Google Cloud Platform
4 74 (4.01%) Office 365
5 73 (3.95%) Power Platform
6 70 (3.79%) Serverless
7 62 (3.36%) Amazon S3
8 55 (2.98%) GitHub
9 49 (2.65%) AWS Lambda
10 46 (2.49%) AWS CloudFormation
10 46 (2.49%) SaaS
11 42 (2.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 41 (2.22%) PaaS
13 33 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
13 33 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
13 33 (1.79%) IaaS
14 30 (1.62%) Amazon Kinesis
15 24 (1.30%) OpenShift
16 23 (1.25%) CloudFront
17 20 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 80 (4.33%) Firewall
2 59 (3.19%) DNS
3 58 (3.14%) WAN
4 53 (2.87%) LAN
5 51 (2.76%) Internet
6 48 (2.60%) VPN
7 44 (2.38%) Skype
8 42 (2.27%) TCP/IP
9 26 (1.41%) DHCP
10 24 (1.30%) SAN
11 22 (1.19%) HTTP
12 20 (1.08%) Network Security
12 20 (1.08%) Unified Communications
12 20 (1.08%) Wireless
13 19 (1.03%) MPLS
14 17 (0.92%) BGP
15 15 (0.81%) Ethernet
15 15 (0.81%) OSPF
16 12 (0.65%) NAS
17 11 (0.60%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (9.37%) SQL Server
2 172 (9.31%) Big Data
3 128 (6.93%) Hadoop
4 90 (4.87%) Relational Database
5 89 (4.82%) NoSQL
6 75 (4.06%) Data Warehouse
7 65 (3.52%) Power BI
8 59 (3.19%) MySQL
9 49 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
10 45 (2.44%) MongoDB
11 43 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 42 (2.27%) Amazon RDS
13 38 (2.06%) Apache Hive
14 35 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
15 33 (1.79%) Oracle Database
15 33 (1.79%) RDBMS
16 29 (1.57%) Data Mining
16 29 (1.57%) HBase
17 28 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 23 (1.25%) Redis
Development Applications
1 248 (13.43%) Git (software)
2 163 (8.83%) JIRA
3 162 (8.77%) Jenkins
4 62 (3.36%) Visual Studio Team System
5 61 (3.30%) Maven
6 52 (2.82%) Cucumber
6 52 (2.82%) Visual Studio
7 45 (2.44%) Selenium
8 40 (2.17%) webpack
9 33 (1.79%) JUnit
10 32 (1.73%) Subversion
11 31 (1.68%) Bitbucket
12 26 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
13 21 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 21 (1.14%) Gradle
13 21 (1.14%) Protractor
14 20 (1.08%) Ant
14 20 (1.08%) TeamCity
15 18 (0.97%) GitLab
15 18 (0.97%) gulp
General
1 451 (24.42%) Finance
2 119 (6.44%) Banking
3 117 (6.33%) Marketing
4 64 (3.47%) Telecoms
5 57 (3.09%) Legal
6 56 (3.03%) Manufacturing
7 46 (2.49%) Retail
8 42 (2.27%) Front Office
9 41 (2.22%) Investment Banking
10 37 (2.00%) Advertising
11 35 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
12 34 (1.84%) Financial Institution
13 30 (1.62%) Electronics
14 26 (1.41%) German Language
15 25 (1.35%) Back Office
16 15 (0.81%) Games
17 13 (0.70%) French Language
17 13 (0.70%) Law
18 11 (0.60%) Retail Banking
19 10 (0.54%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 596 (32.27%) Developer
2 187 (10.12%) Architect
3 145 (7.85%) Analyst
4 137 (7.42%) Java Developer
5 130 (7.04%) Software Engineer
6 107 (5.79%) Senior Developer
7 93 (5.04%) Data Scientist
8 66 (3.57%) Data Engineer
9 64 (3.47%) Consultant
10 62 (3.36%) DevOps Engineer
11 60 (3.25%) Solutions Architect
12 59 (3.19%) C# Developer
13 58 (3.14%) .NET Developer
14 54 (2.92%) Python Developer
14 54 (2.92%) Software Developer
15 46 (2.49%) Technical Architect
16 45 (2.44%) AWS Engineer
17 42 (2.27%) Full Stack Developer
18 36 (1.95%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
19 35 (1.89%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 200 (10.83%) .NET
2 192 (10.40%) HTML
3 176 (9.53%) CSS
4 171 (9.26%) REST
5 168 (9.10%) AngularJS
6 150 (8.12%) Web Services
7 132 (7.15%) React
7 132 (7.15%) XML
8 118 (6.39%) Kafka
9 106 (5.74%) Spring
10 102 (5.52%) RESTful
11 96 (5.20%) Node.js
12 82 (4.44%) JSON
13 67 (3.63%) HTML5
14 60 (3.25%) SOAP
14 60 (3.25%) Vue.js
15 57 (3.09%) ASP.NET
16 50 (2.71%) Middleware
17 48 (2.60%) CSS3
18 42 (2.27%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 334 (18.08%) Analytical Skills
2 188 (10.18%) Algorithms
3 111 (6.01%) Management Information System
4 106 (5.74%) Data Structures
4 106 (5.74%) User Experience
5 102 (5.52%) Self-Motivation
6 86 (4.66%) Data Centre
7 71 (3.84%) Virtual Team
8 60 (3.25%) Hedge funds
9 56 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
10 55 (2.98%) Public Cloud
11 49 (2.65%) Mobile App
12 47 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
13 31 (1.68%) Linux Command Line
14 30 (1.62%) Embedded Systems
15 29 (1.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 26 (1.41%) Life Science
17 23 (1.25%) Replication
18 20 (1.08%) Equities
19 18 (0.97%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 300 (16.24%) Linux
2 222 (12.02%) Windows
3 137 (7.42%) Unix
4 62 (3.36%) Windows Server
5 60 (3.25%) Android
6 32 (1.73%) Apple iOS
7 25 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (1.35%) Solaris
8 22 (1.19%) CentOS
9 20 (1.08%) Windows 10
10 17 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (0.81%) Ubuntu
12 10 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (0.43%) Embedded Linux
13 8 (0.43%) Fedora
14 7 (0.38%) AIX
14 7 (0.38%) VMS
15 6 (0.32%) Kali Linux
16 5 (0.27%) Windows 7
16 5 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 741 (40.12%) Agile Software Development
2 411 (22.25%) Mathematics
3 383 (20.74%) Software Engineering
4 322 (17.43%) Problem-Solving
5 316 (17.11%) DevOps
6 267 (14.46%) Scrum
7 266 (14.40%) Analytics
8 202 (10.94%) Data Science
9 188 (10.18%) Continuous Integration
10 175 (9.47%) TDD
11 171 (9.26%) OO
12 168 (9.10%) Machine Learning
13 166 (8.99%) Test Automation
14 149 (8.07%) Statistics
15 132 (7.15%) Microservices
15 132 (7.15%) Project Management
16 116 (6.28%) SDLC
17 113 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
17 113 (6.12%) Open Source
18 110 (5.96%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 490 (26.53%) Python
2 469 (25.39%) Java
3 464 (25.12%) SQL
4 326 (17.65%) JavaScript
5 245 (13.26%) C#
6 188 (10.18%) C++
7 108 (5.85%) Scala
8 98 (5.31%) R
9 86 (4.66%) C
10 80 (4.33%) TypeScript
11 68 (3.68%) Perl
12 58 (3.14%) PowerShell
13 55 (2.98%) Shell Script
14 50 (2.71%) PHP
15 40 (2.17%) Go
16 35 (1.89%) Ruby
17 32 (1.73%) Java 8
18 31 (1.68%) VB
19 30 (1.62%) Bash Shell
20 26 (1.41%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1,290 (69.84%) Degree
2 664 (35.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 144 (7.80%) Master's Degree
4 134 (7.26%) Security Cleared
5 107 (5.79%) PhD
6 78 (4.22%) SC Cleared
7 52 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
7 52 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
8 45 (2.44%) CISSP
9 38 (2.06%) DV Cleared
10 31 (1.68%) CCNA
11 30 (1.62%) AWS Certification
12 26 (1.41%) Numerate Degree
13 24 (1.30%) ISTQB
14 22 (1.19%) CCNP
14 22 (1.19%) CISA
14 22 (1.19%) CISM
14 22 (1.19%) ISEB
14 22 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 20 (1.08%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (8.66%) QA
2 31 (1.68%) Data Quality
3 22 (1.19%) SLA
4 17 (0.92%) GDPR
4 17 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (0.76%) COBIT
5 14 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (0.54%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.38%) PMO
8 6 (0.32%) NIST
9 5 (0.27%) GxP
9 5 (0.27%) Solvency II
10 4 (0.22%) GMP
10 4 (0.22%) ISO 15022
10 4 (0.22%) ISO 20022
10 4 (0.22%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 4 (0.22%) MISRA
10 4 (0.22%) MISRA C
System Software
1 176 (9.53%) Docker
2 74 (4.01%) Active Directory
3 54 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (0.70%) VMware NSX
6 11 (0.60%) HDFS
7 9 (0.49%) Hyper-V
7 9 (0.49%) LXC
7 9 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (0.49%) vSphere
8 5 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 5 (0.27%) Firmware
8 5 (0.27%) Slurm Workload Manager
9 4 (0.22%) ISA Server
9 4 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.22%) Varnish
9 4 (0.22%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.16%) Apache Flume
10 3 (0.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 3 (0.16%) KVM
Systems Management
1 116 (6.28%) Kubernetes
2 68 (3.68%) Ansible
3 63 (3.41%) Puppet
4 53 (2.87%) Terraform
5 27 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
6 25 (1.35%) vCenter Server
7 19 (1.03%) vRealize
8 17 (0.92%) Nagios
9 11 (0.60%) Hadoop YARN
9 11 (0.60%) Nessus
9 11 (0.60%) SCCM
10 10 (0.54%) Control-M
10 10 (0.54%) PowerCLI
10 10 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
11 8 (0.43%) Oozie
11 8 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 7 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
12 7 (0.38%) Prometheus
12 7 (0.38%) Tivoli
13 6 (0.32%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 276 (14.94%) Microsoft
2 158 (8.55%) Oracle
3 89 (4.82%) Tableau
4 87 (4.71%) Google
5 79 (4.28%) Cisco
6 78 (4.22%) VMware
7 66 (3.57%) SAP
8 57 (3.09%) IBM
9 47 (2.54%) Salesforce.com
10 42 (2.27%) Informatica
11 30 (1.62%) IBM Sterling
12 28 (1.52%) Splunk
13 27 (1.46%) Red Hat
14 21 (1.14%) Atlassian
14 21 (1.14%) Xamarin
15 20 (1.08%) Adobe
16 17 (0.92%) Citrix
17 15 (0.81%) HP
18 14 (0.76%) ServiceNow
19 13 (0.70%) Teradata