Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 132 145 150
Rank change year-on-year +13 +5 +49
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 2,069 1,770 1,885
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.02% 1.84% 1.74%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.94% 5.37% 5.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,185 1,155 1,229
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £275 £278 £250
90th Percentile £675 £650 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +5.23% +10.71% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 83 75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £33.44 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.09% -7.11% +22.68%
10th Percentile £13.25 £10.65 £12.28
90th Percentile £52.75 £50.00 £52.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.63 £33.44 £40.00
% change year-on-year +30.46% -16.40% +27.23%

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 34,855 32,986 37,195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.10% 34.20% 34.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,566 21,495 24,288
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £656 £638 £621
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,061 1,048 1,258
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.50 £20.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.88% -0.41% +10.05%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.25 £11.32
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £47.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.66 £20.81
% change year-on-year +1.73% -5.50% +15.58%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +12 1,886 £475 +5.56% 1,615
London +1 1,121 £511 +2.25% 689
UK excluding London +19 910 £408 +5.23% 1,021
South East +39 387 £400 - 267
North of England +3 162 £380 +4.83% 216
Scotland +1 135 £420 +12.75% 56
Midlands -14 88 £430 +14.67% 119
East of England -9 63 £404 +34.63% 214
North West -29 62 £350 - 130
South West -44 52 £394 -7.35% 110
East Midlands +11 51 £425 +13.33% 46
Yorkshire +21 50 £525 +5.00% 70
North East +21 50 £353 +19.49% 16
West Midlands -33 37 £450 +28.57% 73
Northern Ireland +27 17 £432 -13.70% 20
Wales -15 8 £388 -3.13% 19

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 1,579 (76.32%) Degree
2 876 (42.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 743 (35.91%) Agile Software Development
4 523 (25.28%) Java
5 513 (24.79%) Finance
6 465 (22.47%) Python
7 437 (21.12%) SQL
8 423 (20.44%) Mathematics
9 412 (19.91%) Problem-Solving
10 376 (18.17%) Analytical Skills
11 356 (17.21%) JavaScript
12 339 (16.38%) Microsoft
13 328 (15.85%) Software Engineering
14 325 (15.71%) Linux
15 289 (13.97%) C#
16 273 (13.19%) Windows
17 268 (12.95%) OO
17 268 (12.95%) Analytics
18 263 (12.71%) Git (software)
19 260 (12.57%) Amazon AWS
20 247 (11.94%) C++
21 239 (11.55%) Algorithms
22 235 (11.36%) HTML
22 235 (11.36%) TDD
23 230 (11.12%) Test Automation
24 225 (10.87%) .NET
25 218 (10.54%) CSS
26 208 (10.05%) Oracle
27 207 (10.00%) SDLC
28 206 (9.96%) Scrum

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
1 117 (5.65%) Apache Spark
2 88 (4.25%) SharePoint
3 84 (4.06%) Apache
4 61 (2.95%) IIS
5 42 (2.03%) SharePoint 2013
6 41 (1.98%) Tomcat
7 38 (1.84%) SAS
8 32 (1.55%) MS Exchange
8 32 (1.55%) SharePoint 2010
9 31 (1.50%) SharePoint Server
10 28 (1.35%) OpenStack
10 28 (1.35%) Skype for Business
11 23 (1.11%) CMS
12 21 (1.01%) JBoss
13 20 (0.97%) WebSphere
14 19 (0.92%) Confluence
14 19 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
15 16 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
16 15 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
16 15 (0.72%) Ethereum
Applications
1 96 (4.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 59 (2.85%) Microsoft Office
3 45 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 29 (1.40%) InfoPath
5 22 (1.06%) MS Visio
6 16 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
7 15 (0.72%) Chatbot
8 12 (0.58%) InVision
9 11 (0.53%) Photoshop
10 9 (0.43%) SPSS
11 7 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
12 4 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
12 4 (0.19%) Stata
12 4 (0.19%) Windchill
13 3 (0.14%) AutoCAD
14 2 (0.097%) Camtasia
14 2 (0.097%) UserZoom
15 1 (0.048%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 1 (0.048%) OmniGraffle
15 1 (0.048%) Revit
Business Applications
1 14 (0.68%) Distributed Ledger
2 13 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
3 12 (0.58%) R3 Corda
4 10 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
5 9 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 6 (0.29%) Remedy AR System
7 5 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
7 5 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
7 5 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
7 5 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
8 4 (0.19%) ENOVIA
8 4 (0.19%) HFM
8 4 (0.19%) SAP PLM
8 4 (0.19%) Teamcenter
9 3 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 3 (0.14%) SAP GRC
9 3 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
10 2 (0.097%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 260 (12.57%) Amazon AWS
2 183 (8.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 94 (4.54%) Office 365
4 66 (3.19%) GitHub
5 46 (2.22%) Google Cloud Platform
6 39 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
7 38 (1.84%) AWS CloudFormation
8 37 (1.79%) SaaS
8 37 (1.79%) Serverless
9 34 (1.64%) AWS Lambda
10 29 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
11 27 (1.30%) PaaS
12 26 (1.26%) Amazon S3
12 26 (1.26%) Heroku
13 22 (1.06%) Amazon ELB
14 21 (1.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 14 (0.68%) IaaS
15 14 (0.68%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
16 10 (0.48%) Google Analytics
16 10 (0.48%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 118 (5.70%) Firewall
2 79 (3.82%) DNS
3 61 (2.95%) TCP/IP
4 52 (2.51%) DHCP
5 46 (2.22%) HTTP
5 46 (2.22%) Internet
6 29 (1.40%) Skype
7 27 (1.30%) LAN
7 27 (1.30%) WAN
8 25 (1.21%) VPN
9 21 (1.01%) SSL
10 19 (0.92%) NetScaler
11 18 (0.87%) Network Security
12 17 (0.82%) 3G
12 17 (0.82%) SNMP
13 16 (0.77%) SAN
13 16 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
14 14 (0.68%) Intranet
14 14 (0.68%) MPLS
14 14 (0.68%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (7.44%) SQL Server
2 138 (6.67%) Big Data
3 113 (5.46%) Relational Database
4 104 (5.03%) Hadoop
5 78 (3.77%) NoSQL
6 65 (3.14%) PostgreSQL
7 60 (2.90%) MySQL
8 55 (2.66%) MongoDB
9 46 (2.22%) Apache Hive
10 43 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
11 37 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
12 33 (1.59%) Power BI
13 29 (1.40%) Oracle Database
13 29 (1.40%) Redis
14 28 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
14 28 (1.35%) Data Mining
15 26 (1.26%) Blockchain
15 26 (1.26%) DB2
16 23 (1.11%) Impala
17 21 (1.01%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 263 (12.71%) Git (software)
2 161 (7.78%) Jenkins
3 118 (5.70%) JIRA
4 78 (3.77%) Visual Studio
5 67 (3.24%) Selenium
6 57 (2.75%) JUnit
7 50 (2.42%) TeamCity
8 47 (2.27%) Maven
8 47 (2.27%) webpack
9 43 (2.08%) Gradle
10 38 (1.84%) Subversion
10 38 (1.84%) Team Foundation Server
11 30 (1.45%) Cucumber
12 26 (1.26%) PostCSS
13 25 (1.21%) CruiseControl
14 23 (1.11%) gulp
15 22 (1.06%) Mockito
16 20 (0.97%) Ant
17 19 (0.92%) Eclipse
18 18 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 513 (24.79%) Finance
2 188 (9.09%) Banking
3 92 (4.45%) Front Office
4 75 (3.62%) Marketing
4 75 (3.62%) Telecoms
5 72 (3.48%) Investment Banking
6 68 (3.29%) Retail
7 50 (2.42%) Games
7 50 (2.42%) Manufacturing
8 35 (1.69%) Back Office
9 34 (1.64%) Legal
10 28 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
11 26 (1.26%) Publishing
12 25 (1.21%) Electronics
13 23 (1.11%) Financial Institution
14 21 (1.01%) Automotive
15 20 (0.97%) German Language
16 17 (0.82%) Advertising
17 16 (0.77%) French Language
18 12 (0.58%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 731 (35.33%) Developer
2 199 (9.62%) Java Developer
3 196 (9.47%) Analyst
4 128 (6.19%) Software Engineer
5 126 (6.09%) Architect
6 104 (5.03%) Data Scientist
7 94 (4.54%) C# Developer
8 82 (3.96%) Consultant
9 70 (3.38%) Python Developer
10 62 (3.00%) Senior Developer
11 54 (2.61%) .NET Developer
12 52 (2.51%) Administrator
13 47 (2.27%) Project Manager
14 46 (2.22%) C++ Developer
15 44 (2.13%) DevOps Engineer
16 43 (2.08%) React Developer
16 43 (2.08%) Software Developer
17 39 (1.88%) Business Analyst
17 39 (1.88%) Junior
18 38 (1.84%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 235 (11.36%) HTML
2 225 (10.87%) .NET
3 218 (10.54%) CSS
4 152 (7.35%) Web Services
5 135 (6.52%) Spring
6 123 (5.94%) AngularJS
7 110 (5.32%) REST
8 109 (5.27%) XML
9 106 (5.12%) RESTful
10 91 (4.40%) HTML5
11 85 (4.11%) Kafka
12 82 (3.96%) Node.js
13 73 (3.53%) jQuery
14 70 (3.38%) React
15 68 (3.29%) JSON
16 66 (3.19%) ASP.NET
17 65 (3.14%) .NET Framework
18 60 (2.90%) SOAP
19 56 (2.71%) WPF
20 52 (2.51%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 376 (18.17%) Analytical Skills
2 239 (11.55%) Algorithms
3 154 (7.44%) Data Structures
4 141 (6.81%) Management Information System
5 138 (6.67%) User Experience
6 96 (4.64%) Mobile App
7 82 (3.96%) Self-Motivation
8 74 (3.58%) Data Centre
9 58 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
10 55 (2.66%) Fintech
11 50 (2.42%) Greenfield Project
11 50 (2.42%) PMI
12 48 (2.32%) Hedge funds
13 46 (2.22%) Fixed Income
14 34 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 29 (1.40%) Virtual Team
16 26 (1.26%) Derivative
17 25 (1.21%) Mobile Payment
18 24 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
19 22 (1.06%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 325 (15.71%) Linux
2 273 (13.19%) Windows
3 178 (8.60%) Unix
4 126 (6.09%) Windows Server
5 93 (4.49%) Apple iOS
6 78 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 73 (3.53%) Android
8 61 (2.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 57 (2.75%) Windows Server 2012
10 31 (1.50%) Windows 7
11 28 (1.35%) Windows 10
12 23 (1.11%) Solaris
13 18 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 16 (0.77%) Windows 8
15 11 (0.53%) CentOS
16 8 (0.39%) Embedded Linux
16 8 (0.39%) Mac OS
16 8 (0.39%) Ubuntu
17 7 (0.34%) SUSE
18 6 (0.29%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 743 (35.91%) Agile Software Development
2 423 (20.44%) Mathematics
3 412 (19.91%) Problem-Solving
4 328 (15.85%) Software Engineering
5 268 (12.95%) Analytics
5 268 (12.95%) OO
6 235 (11.36%) TDD
7 230 (11.12%) Test Automation
8 207 (10.00%) SDLC
9 206 (9.96%) Scrum
10 200 (9.67%) Data Science
11 190 (9.18%) DevOps
12 184 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
13 180 (8.70%) Project Management
14 179 (8.65%) Machine Learning
15 155 (7.49%) ITIL
16 135 (6.52%) Unit Testing
17 116 (5.61%) OOD
18 114 (5.51%) Visualisation
19 112 (5.41%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 523 (25.28%) Java
2 465 (22.47%) Python
3 437 (21.12%) SQL
4 356 (17.21%) JavaScript
5 289 (13.97%) C#
6 247 (11.94%) C++
7 112 (5.41%) PowerShell
8 108 (5.22%) C
9 97 (4.69%) R
10 95 (4.59%) Java 8
11 88 (4.25%) Scala
12 79 (3.82%) Perl
13 57 (2.75%) PHP
14 54 (2.61%) Bash Shell
15 53 (2.56%) Ruby
16 48 (2.32%) Apple Swift
16 48 (2.32%) Shell Script
17 47 (2.27%) Go
18 42 (2.03%) PL/SQL
19 39 (1.88%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1,579 (76.32%) Degree
2 876 (42.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 190 (9.18%) Master's Degree
4 140 (6.77%) Security Cleared
5 119 (5.75%) SC Cleared
6 87 (4.20%) PhD
7 79 (3.82%) Microsoft Certification
8 66 (3.19%) CISSP
9 60 (2.90%) PMI Certification
10 57 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
11 54 (2.61%) Numerate Degree
12 48 (2.32%) MCSE
13 47 (2.27%) CISA
14 46 (2.22%) CISM
15 43 (2.08%) PMP
16 36 (1.74%) CCNA
17 27 (1.30%) GIAC
18 24 (1.16%) CCNP
19 21 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
19 21 (1.01%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (5.03%) QA
2 48 (2.32%) SLA
3 36 (1.74%) GDPR
4 34 (1.64%) Data Quality
5 26 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 20 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
6 20 (0.97%) PCI DSS
7 16 (0.77%) PMO
8 14 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 10 (0.48%) HIPAA
9 10 (0.48%) ISO 9001
10 9 (0.43%) CDISC
11 8 (0.39%) ISAE 3402
11 8 (0.39%) ISO 22301
11 8 (0.39%) ISO 31000
11 8 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 6 (0.29%) GCP
12 6 (0.29%) IFRS
13 5 (0.24%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 5 (0.24%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 117 (5.65%) Docker
2 97 (4.69%) Active Directory
3 51 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (1.59%) XenApp
5 20 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
6 19 (0.92%) HDFS
6 19 (0.92%) Hyper-V
6 19 (0.92%) XenDesktop
7 14 (0.68%) Apache Flume
8 13 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (0.58%) vSphere
10 11 (0.53%) XenServer
11 9 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
12 8 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
12 8 (0.39%) VirtualBox
13 7 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 7 (0.34%) KVM
14 5 (0.24%) StorNext
14 5 (0.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 5 (0.24%) Xen
Systems Management
1 82 (3.96%) Ansible
2 70 (3.38%) Opscode Chef
3 63 (3.04%) Puppet
4 54 (2.61%) Terraform
5 37 (1.79%) Kubernetes
6 26 (1.26%) Salt
7 23 (1.11%) SCCM
8 20 (0.97%) Nagios
9 17 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 15 (0.72%) Kibana
11 12 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
11 12 (0.58%) Nessus
12 11 (0.53%) logstash
12 11 (0.53%) Oozie
12 11 (0.53%) Packer
13 10 (0.48%) Data Guard
13 10 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
14 9 (0.43%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 9 (0.43%) Network Intrusion Detection System
15 8 (0.39%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 339 (16.38%) Microsoft
2 208 (10.05%) Oracle
3 88 (4.25%) Google
4 70 (3.38%) VMware
5 67 (3.24%) Cisco
6 58 (2.80%) Tableau
7 55 (2.66%) IBM
8 54 (2.61%) Citrix
9 53 (2.56%) Splunk
10 52 (2.51%) SAP
11 44 (2.13%) Red Hat
12 42 (2.03%) HP
13 34 (1.64%) Ivanti
14 33 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
15 29 (1.40%) Apple
16 26 (1.26%) Nintex
16 26 (1.26%) Twitter
17 25 (1.21%) McAfee
18 24 (1.16%) Sun
19 23 (1.11%) Talend