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 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Computer Science (Computing Science)
UK
Rank 142 165 169
Rank change year-on-year +23 +4  
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 818 801 727
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.83% 1.51% 1.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.71% 4.84% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 550 434
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 £579
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £366 £350
% change year-on-year +1.02% +4.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 19 34
Median hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £28.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +42.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £18.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.20 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -59.30% +43.33%  

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 14315 16559 16101
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.01% 31.12% 30.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 9233 10794 9724
Median daily rate £445 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +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 £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 540 560 677
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.84 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.46% +21.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -32.45% +52.00%  

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 26 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 26 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 26 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 +18 753 £450 +5.88% 782
London +28 451 £500 +11.11% 373
South East -1 126 £398 +13.57% 123
City of London 0 59 £538 +19.44% 91
Hampshire +38 56 £411 +28.51% 28
Scotland +27 50 £295 -27.60% 28
East of England +19 47 £350 -18.60% 111
West Midlands +31 39 £331 +1.92% 22
Edinburgh +39 33 £213 -51.42% 20
North West +20 32 £350 -17.64% 53
South West -18 30 £395 +3.60% 51
Manchester +25 28 £356 -12.30% 39
Yorkshire +13 16 £475 +46.15% 20
Warwickshire +7 16 £375 +7.14% 4
Berkshire -1 16 £375 -6.25% 18
Hook +16 15 £430 +34.37% 1
Cambridgeshire +15 15 £500 +49.25% 72
Buckinghamshire -8 15 £365 +12.30% 8
Hertfordshire +6 14 £375 -30.23% 23
Essex +1 14 £265 -41.11% 8
Cambridge +11 13 £500 +49.25% 70
Milton Keynes +1 13 £395 +21.53% 2
Atherstone +10 12 £438 -
Oxfordshire -3 12 £451 +430.88% 22
Birmingham +9 11 £313 +4.16% 7
Bristol -12 10 £325 -10.95% 25
Surrey -16 10 £296 -12.94% 24
Glasgow +3 9 £350 +0.71% 6
Sheffield +4 8 £500 +61.29% 1
Canary Wharf +3 8 £375 -

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 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 1150 (74.39%) Degree
2 543 (35.12%) Agile Software Development
3 480 (31.05%) Java
4 383 (24.77%) Finance
5 356 (23.03%) SQL
6 313 (20.25%) Linux
7 291 (18.82%) Python
8 283 (18.31%) JavaScript
9 253 (16.36%) Software Engineering
10 246 (15.91%) Mathematics
11 241 (15.59%) Analytical Skills
12 231 (14.94%) C#
13 229 (14.81%) HTML
14 222 (14.36%) Windows
15 218 (14.10%) Scrum
16 204 (13.20%) Microsoft
17 181 (11.71%) Oracle
18 175 (11.32%) .NET
19 172 (11.13%) Banking
20 171 (11.06%) C++
21 167 (10.80%) CSS
22 166 (10.74%) OO
23 165 (10.67%) TDD
24 155 (10.03%) Analytics
25 154 (9.96%) Management Information System
26 151 (9.77%) SQL Server
27 150 (9.70%) AngularJS
28 137 (8.86%) REST
29 135 (8.73%) Git (software)
30 134 (8.67%) Web Services

Computer Science
Top Related 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 (3.82%) Apache Spark
2 55 (3.56%) Apache
3 48 (3.10%) Tomcat
4 47 (3.04%) JBoss
5 39 (2.52%) Confluence
6 36 (2.33%) WebSphere
7 29 (1.88%) SAS
8 28 (1.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 27 (1.75%) Apache Pig
9 27 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
9 27 (1.75%) SharePoint
10 24 (1.55%) OpenStack
11 23 (1.49%) CMS
12 20 (1.29%) IIS
13 19 (1.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 18 (1.16%) WebLogic
15 15 (0.97%) Skype for Business
16 14 (0.91%) GlassFish
16 14 (0.91%) MS Exchange
17 13 (0.84%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 114 (7.37%) MS Excel
2 61 (3.95%) MS Office
3 29 (1.88%) MS Visio
4 23 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (0.91%) SPSS
6 11 (0.71%) Photoshop
7 10 (0.65%) MS Project
8 5 (0.32%) Weka
9 4 (0.26%) LaTeX
10 3 (0.19%) Doxygen
10 3 (0.19%) S-PLUS
11 2 (0.13%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.13%) SPSS Modeler
11 2 (0.13%) UserZoom
12 1 (0.065%) Simulink
12 1 (0.065%) Stata
Business Applications
1 27 (1.75%) ION MarketView
2 8 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.45%) 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%) 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
7 1 (0.065%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 91 (5.89%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (3.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (1.75%) GitHub
4 22 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
5 20 (1.29%) PaaS
6 19 (1.23%) Office 365
7 18 (1.16%) Heroku
8 17 (1.10%) SaaS
9 7 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (0.45%) Google Play
9 7 (0.45%) IaaS
10 5 (0.32%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 4 (0.26%) Basecamp
11 4 (0.26%) Force.com
11 4 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.19%) Google App Engine
12 3 (0.19%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 103 (6.66%) Firewall
2 83 (5.37%) Internet
3 57 (3.69%) Wireless
4 47 (3.04%) TCP/IP
5 46 (2.98%) LAN
6 42 (2.72%) WAN
7 39 (2.52%) HTTP
8 35 (2.26%) DNS
9 30 (1.94%) Network Security
9 30 (1.94%) SAN
9 30 (1.94%) SSL
10 28 (1.81%) BIG-IP
11 21 (1.36%) 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
1 151 (9.77%) SQL Server
2 107 (6.92%) Big Data
3 94 (6.08%) Relational Database
4 91 (5.89%) Hadoop
5 67 (4.33%) MySQL
6 66 (4.27%) Data Warehouse
7 60 (3.88%) NoSQL
8 50 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
9 42 (2.72%) Apache Hive
9 42 (2.72%) QlikView
10 35 (2.26%) MongoDB
11 29 (1.88%) Oracle Database
12 28 (1.81%) Data Mining
13 27 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
13 27 (1.75%) RDBMS
14 25 (1.62%) HBase
15 22 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 19 (1.23%) Impala
17 17 (1.10%) DB2
18 16 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 135 (8.73%) Git (software)
2 96 (6.21%) Jenkins
3 87 (5.63%) JIRA
4 70 (4.53%) Subversion
5 43 (2.78%) TeamCity
6 36 (2.33%) Selenium
7 32 (2.07%) JUnit
7 32 (2.07%) Maven
8 26 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
9 25 (1.62%) Visual Studio
10 22 (1.42%) Eclipse
11 18 (1.16%) Ant
12 17 (1.10%) Cucumber
13 16 (1.03%) Gradle
13 16 (1.03%) Hudson
13 16 (1.03%) WebDriver
14 12 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
14 12 (0.78%) Talend Open Studio
15 11 (0.71%) Vagrant
16 10 (0.65%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 383 (24.77%) Finance
2 172 (11.13%) Banking
3 111 (7.18%) Telecoms
4 90 (5.82%) Front Office
5 55 (3.56%) Retail
6 54 (3.49%) Marketing
7 52 (3.36%) Investment Banking
8 37 (2.39%) Games
9 35 (2.26%) Electronics
10 34 (2.20%) Publishing
11 29 (1.88%) Back Office
12 27 (1.75%) Financial Institution
13 25 (1.62%) Manufacturing
14 19 (1.23%) Legal
15 12 (0.78%) 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
1 657 (42.50%) Developer
2 162 (10.48%) Java Developer
3 159 (10.28%) Analyst
4 153 (9.90%) Architect
5 94 (6.08%) Senior Developer
6 79 (5.11%) C# Developer
7 65 (4.20%) Data Scientist
8 60 (3.88%) Consultant
9 57 (3.69%) Software Engineer
10 55 (3.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 54 (3.49%) C++ Developer
12 52 (3.36%) .NET Developer
13 49 (3.17%) JavaScript Developer
13 49 (3.17%) Python Developer
14 38 (2.46%) Network Engineer
15 37 (2.39%) Junior
16 34 (2.20%) Software Developer
17 32 (2.07%) Security Analyst
17 32 (2.07%) Solutions Architect
17 32 (2.07%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 229 (14.81%) HTML
2 175 (11.32%) .NET
3 167 (10.80%) CSS
4 150 (9.70%) AngularJS
5 137 (8.86%) REST
6 134 (8.67%) Web Services
6 134 (8.67%) XML
7 117 (7.57%) HTML5
8 115 (7.44%) Spring
9 84 (5.43%) Node.js
10 73 (4.72%) JSON
11 67 (4.33%) CSS3
12 66 (4.27%) React
13 62 (4.01%) J2EE
14 56 (3.62%) Hibernate
15 55 (3.56%) RESTful
16 54 (3.49%) jQuery
17 51 (3.30%) Middleware
18 49 (3.17%) ASP.NET
19 48 (3.10%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 241 (15.59%) Analytical Skills
2 154 (9.96%) Management Information System
3 85 (5.50%) Algorithms
4 78 (5.05%) Fixed Income
5 76 (4.92%) User Experience
6 61 (3.95%) Data Centre
7 56 (3.62%) Derivative
8 48 (3.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 47 (3.04%) Fintech
10 44 (2.85%) Data Structures
11 39 (2.52%) Mobile App
12 37 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
13 35 (2.26%) Equities
14 30 (1.94%) Virtual Team
15 26 (1.68%) Clustering
15 26 (1.68%) Credit Risk
16 24 (1.55%) Hedge funds
17 18 (1.16%) Life Science
18 14 (0.91%) STB
19 12 (0.78%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 313 (20.25%) Linux
2 222 (14.36%) Windows
3 109 (7.05%) Unix
4 60 (3.88%) Android
5 49 (3.17%) Apple iOS
6 43 (2.78%) Windows Server
7 28 (1.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
9 23 (1.49%) Windows 7
10 19 (1.23%) Solaris
11 17 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (0.97%) CentOS
13 13 (0.84%) Mac OS X
14 12 (0.78%) Ubuntu
15 9 (0.58%) Windows 10
16 4 (0.26%) CoreOS
16 4 (0.26%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
17 3 (0.19%) zOS
18 2 (0.13%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 543 (35.12%) Agile Software Development
2 253 (16.36%) Software Engineering
3 246 (15.91%) Mathematics
4 218 (14.10%) Scrum
5 166 (10.74%) OO
6 165 (10.67%) TDD
7 155 (10.03%) Analytics
8 128 (8.28%) DevOps
9 120 (7.76%) Continuous Integration
9 120 (7.76%) Project Management
10 119 (7.70%) SDLC
11 118 (7.63%) ITIL
12 113 (7.31%) Business Intelligence
13 103 (6.66%) Open Source
14 98 (6.34%) Migration
15 95 (6.14%) Statistics
16 85 (5.50%) Data Modelling
17 82 (5.30%) MVC
18 77 (4.98%) Stakeholder Management
19 76 (4.92%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 480 (31.05%) Java
2 356 (23.03%) SQL
3 291 (18.82%) Python
4 283 (18.31%) JavaScript
5 231 (14.94%) C#
6 171 (11.06%) C++
7 118 (7.63%) C
8 84 (5.43%) R
9 83 (5.37%) Scala
10 58 (3.75%) Perl
11 56 (3.62%) Ruby
12 50 (3.23%) PHP
13 42 (2.72%) Bash Shell
13 42 (2.72%) PL/SQL
14 40 (2.59%) Shell Script
15 39 (2.52%) PowerShell
16 29 (1.88%) T-SQL
17 23 (1.49%) VBA
18 20 (1.29%) MATLAB
19 19 (1.23%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1150 (74.39%) Degree
2 90 (5.82%) Security Cleared
3 74 (4.79%) PhD
4 66 (4.27%) Cisco Certification
5 59 (3.82%) SC Cleared
6 46 (2.98%) CCNP
7 45 (2.91%) CISSP
8 36 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 34 (2.20%) CCIE
10 29 (1.88%) CCDP
10 29 (1.88%) JNCIA
11 25 (1.62%) CCIP
11 25 (1.62%) CCSA
11 25 (1.62%) CCSE
11 25 (1.62%) HP ASE
11 25 (1.62%) HP MASE
11 25 (1.62%) JNCIE
12 21 (1.36%) CISM
12 21 (1.36%) ISEB
13 19 (1.23%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (6.14%) QA
2 30 (1.94%) PCI DSS
3 19 (1.23%) Data Quality
4 18 (1.16%) SLA
5 15 (0.97%) MiFID
6 14 (0.91%) PMO
7 11 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 10 (0.65%) JSP 440
9 9 (0.58%) Actionable Recommendations
9 9 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 8 (0.52%) PA-DSS
11 6 (0.39%) ISO 9001
12 5 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
12 5 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
13 4 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
13 4 (0.26%) EMIR
13 4 (0.26%) HIPAA
14 3 (0.19%) ISO19770
14 3 (0.19%) TickIT
15 2 (0.13%) IAS 39
System Software
1 75 (4.85%) Active Directory
2 54 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (2.72%) Docker
4 27 (1.75%) HDFS
5 26 (1.68%) VMware ESX
6 24 (1.55%) Hyper-V
6 24 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (0.91%) vSphere
8 11 (0.71%) XenApp
9 10 (0.65%) KVM
10 9 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
11 8 (0.52%) Firmware
12 7 (0.45%) XenDesktop
13 6 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (0.39%) XenServer
14 5 (0.32%) Apache Flume
14 5 (0.32%) LXC
15 4 (0.26%) NFS
15 4 (0.26%) vCloud
16 3 (0.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 57 (3.69%) Puppet
2 43 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
3 36 (2.33%) Ansible
4 25 (1.62%) FortiGate
5 17 (1.10%) SCCM
6 15 (0.97%) 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
1 204 (13.20%) Microsoft
2 181 (11.71%) Oracle
3 73 (4.72%) VMware
4 68 (4.40%) Cisco
5 51 (3.30%) HP
6 44 (2.85%) F5
7 41 (2.65%) Adobe
7 41 (2.65%) SAP
8 38 (2.46%) Tableau
9 37 (2.39%) IBM
9 37 (2.39%) Red Hat
10 32 (2.07%) CheckPoint
10 32 (2.07%) Juniper
11 30 (1.94%) ION Trading
11 30 (1.94%) Riverbed
12 29 (1.88%) TIBCO
13 28 (1.81%) Aruba
14 27 (1.75%) Fortinet
15 26 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
16 25 (1.62%) Informatica
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