Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 129 140 149
Rank change year-on-year +11 +9 +41
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 2,119 1,855 1,909
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.06% 1.88% 1.80%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.01% 5.48% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,264 1,226 1,255
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% -2.94%
10th Percentile £305 £288 £257
90th Percentile £675 £650 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +4.52% +11.43% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 94 69
UK median hourly rate £44.38 £33.76 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.44% -3.54% +21.99%
10th Percentile £17.00 £11.25 £12.13
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £49.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year +28.57% -13.58% +25.58%

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 35,260 33,851 36,312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.21% 34.39% 34.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,056 22,233 23,721
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £658 £650 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,086 1,058 1,245
UK median hourly rate £21.22 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.49% +2.50% +7.99%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.44
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £46.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.81
% change year-on-year - -3.87% +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 15 October 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 15 October 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 15 October 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 +11 1,973 £485 +7.78% 1,723
London -4 1,088 £525 +5.00% 756
UK excluding London +21 983 £408 +4.52% 1,070
South East +45 375 £413 +3.13% 332
North of England +53 202 £400 +10.34% 163
Midlands -22 123 £425 +13.33% 131
South West -8 94 £407 -4.29% 99
North West +16 93 £355 +2.90% 107
Scotland -28 93 £411 +9.67% 67
East of England -4 76 £409 +12.02% 243
Yorkshire +34 74 £525 +5.00% 42
East Midlands -9 62 £425 +3.03% 51
West Midlands -1 61 £438 +25.00% 80
North East +12 35 £431 +70.79% 14
Northern Ireland +36 14 £325 -31.58% 14
Wales -15 6 £463 +15.63% 23

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 1,608 (75.88%) Degree
2 885 (41.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 862 (40.68%) Agile Software Development
4 535 (25.25%) Java
5 489 (23.08%) Finance
6 453 (21.38%) Python
7 437 (20.62%) SQL
8 421 (19.87%) Mathematics
9 391 (18.45%) Problem-Solving
10 380 (17.93%) JavaScript
11 377 (17.79%) Software Engineering
12 373 (17.60%) C#
13 364 (17.18%) Analytical Skills
14 320 (15.10%) Microsoft
15 302 (14.25%) Linux
16 280 (13.21%) OO
17 277 (13.07%) Git (software)
18 274 (12.93%) .NET
19 273 (12.88%) Test Automation
20 272 (12.84%) Amazon AWS
21 266 (12.55%) TDD
22 262 (12.36%) HTML
23 259 (12.22%) Algorithms
24 250 (11.80%) Analytics
25 245 (11.56%) Windows
26 242 (11.42%) C++
27 232 (10.95%) Scrum
28 227 (10.71%) DevOps
29 226 (10.67%) CSS
30 219 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure

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
1 115 (5.43%) Apache Spark
2 85 (4.01%) Apache
3 69 (3.26%) SharePoint
4 54 (2.55%) IIS
5 42 (1.98%) SAS
6 33 (1.56%) CMS
6 33 (1.56%) Confluence
6 33 (1.56%) Tomcat
7 31 (1.46%) WebSphere
8 29 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
8 29 (1.37%) MS Exchange
9 23 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
10 21 (0.99%) Skype for Business
11 20 (0.94%) Drupal
12 17 (0.80%) Cloud Foundry
12 17 (0.80%) JBoss
13 16 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
13 16 (0.76%) nginx
14 15 (0.71%) Ethereum
14 15 (0.71%) OpenStack
Applications
1 79 (3.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 57 (2.69%) Microsoft Office
3 39 (1.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.71%) Photoshop
6 13 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
7 12 (0.57%) Chatbot
8 11 (0.52%) SPSS
9 10 (0.47%) InfoPath
9 10 (0.47%) InVision
10 6 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
11 4 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
12 3 (0.14%) Stata
13 2 (0.094%) AutoCAD
13 2 (0.094%) Camtasia
13 2 (0.094%) GNU Octave
13 2 (0.094%) UserZoom
14 1 (0.047%) HipChat
14 1 (0.047%) Maya
14 1 (0.047%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 14 (0.66%) Distributed Ledger
2 13 (0.61%) R3 Corda
2 13 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
3 10 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
4 7 (0.33%) SAP GRC
5 6 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.28%) Remedy AR System
6 4 (0.19%) SAP BPC
7 3 (0.14%) SAP GTS
8 2 (0.094%) Actimize
8 2 (0.094%) Adobe Campaign
8 2 (0.094%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.094%) Magento
8 2 (0.094%) MetaTrader
8 2 (0.094%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.094%) Sonata
8 2 (0.094%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 272 (12.84%) Amazon AWS
2 219 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 75 (3.54%) Office 365
4 69 (3.26%) Google Cloud Platform
5 63 (2.97%) GitHub
6 53 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
7 51 (2.41%) Serverless
8 46 (2.17%) AWS CloudFormation
9 43 (2.03%) SaaS
10 42 (1.98%) AWS Lambda
11 38 (1.79%) Amazon S3
12 35 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
13 26 (1.23%) Heroku
13 26 (1.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 23 (1.09%) Amazon ELB
15 22 (1.04%) PaaS
16 20 (0.94%) IaaS
17 15 (0.71%) Amazon EMR
17 15 (0.71%) Sumo Logic
18 13 (0.61%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 119 (5.62%) Firewall
2 51 (2.41%) DNS
3 50 (2.36%) HTTP
4 47 (2.22%) TCP/IP
5 43 (2.03%) Internet
6 31 (1.46%) LAN
7 29 (1.37%) DHCP
8 28 (1.32%) WAN
9 23 (1.09%) VPN
10 20 (0.94%) Skype
10 20 (0.94%) SSL
11 18 (0.85%) SAN
12 17 (0.80%) BGP
13 16 (0.76%) MPLS
13 16 (0.76%) OSPF
14 15 (0.71%) VoIP
15 14 (0.66%) Network Security
15 14 (0.66%) Wireless
16 11 (0.52%) 3G
17 10 (0.47%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 188 (8.87%) SQL Server
2 134 (6.32%) Big Data
3 117 (5.52%) NoSQL
4 115 (5.43%) Hadoop
5 101 (4.77%) Relational Database
6 82 (3.87%) PostgreSQL
7 57 (2.69%) Data Warehouse
8 55 (2.60%) MySQL
9 54 (2.55%) Apache Hive
10 47 (2.22%) MongoDB
11 35 (1.65%) Apache Cassandra
12 33 (1.56%) Power BI
12 33 (1.56%) Redis
13 30 (1.42%) Blockchain
14 29 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
14 29 (1.37%) DB2
14 29 (1.37%) Oracle Database
15 26 (1.23%) Data Mining
15 26 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 25 (1.18%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 277 (13.07%) Git (software)
2 167 (7.88%) JIRA
3 151 (7.13%) Jenkins
4 86 (4.06%) Selenium
5 72 (3.40%) Visual Studio
6 69 (3.26%) Maven
7 62 (2.93%) TeamCity
8 51 (2.41%) JUnit
9 49 (2.31%) Gradle
10 44 (2.08%) webpack
11 36 (1.70%) CruiseControl
12 35 (1.65%) AccuRev
13 34 (1.60%) Subversion
14 31 (1.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 27 (1.27%) Jasmine
15 27 (1.27%) PostCSS
15 27 (1.27%) Vagrant
16 24 (1.13%) Ant
16 24 (1.13%) gulp
16 24 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 489 (23.08%) Finance
2 143 (6.75%) Banking
3 99 (4.67%) Front Office
4 96 (4.53%) Telecoms
5 80 (3.78%) Marketing
6 59 (2.78%) Retail
7 53 (2.50%) Games
8 45 (2.12%) Manufacturing
9 43 (2.03%) Investment Banking
10 42 (1.98%) Back Office
11 41 (1.93%) Legal
12 40 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
13 36 (1.70%) Electronics
14 34 (1.60%) Publishing
15 28 (1.32%) Financial Institution
16 21 (0.99%) Automotive
17 20 (0.94%) Advertising
18 15 (0.71%) German Language
19 13 (0.61%) Law
19 13 (0.61%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 818 (38.60%) Developer
2 214 (10.10%) Java Developer
3 182 (8.59%) Analyst
4 165 (7.79%) Software Engineer
5 140 (6.61%) Architect
6 131 (6.18%) C# Developer
7 97 (4.58%) Data Scientist
8 89 (4.20%) Senior Developer
9 83 (3.92%) Consultant
10 82 (3.87%) .NET Developer
11 66 (3.11%) Python Developer
11 66 (3.11%) Software Developer
12 62 (2.93%) C# .NET Developer
12 62 (2.93%) Senior Software Engineer
13 54 (2.55%) React Developer
14 46 (2.17%) Agile Developer
14 46 (2.17%) C++ Software Engineer
14 46 (2.17%) Solutions Architect
14 46 (2.17%) Tester
15 44 (2.08%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 274 (12.93%) .NET
2 262 (12.36%) HTML
3 226 (10.67%) CSS
4 159 (7.50%) AngularJS
5 158 (7.46%) Web Services
6 137 (6.47%) Spring
7 130 (6.13%) REST
8 115 (5.43%) Node.js
9 108 (5.10%) RESTful
10 102 (4.81%) Kafka
11 101 (4.77%) HTML5
12 97 (4.58%) WPF
13 94 (4.44%) .NET Framework
13 94 (4.44%) XML
14 90 (4.25%) React
15 79 (3.73%) ASP.NET
16 77 (3.63%) WCF
17 61 (2.88%) jQuery
18 60 (2.83%) Redux
19 59 (2.78%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 364 (17.18%) Analytical Skills
2 259 (12.22%) Algorithms
3 161 (7.60%) Data Structures
4 136 (6.42%) Management Information System
5 133 (6.28%) User Experience
6 94 (4.44%) Self-Motivation
7 90 (4.25%) Mobile App
8 73 (3.45%) Data Centre
9 67 (3.16%) Greenfield Project
10 56 (2.64%) Fintech
11 50 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
12 47 (2.22%) Hedge funds
13 45 (2.12%) PMI
14 33 (1.56%) Fixed Income
15 28 (1.32%) Embedded Systems
16 26 (1.23%) Equities
17 25 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 25 (1.18%) Life Science
18 24 (1.13%) Derivative
18 24 (1.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 302 (14.25%) Linux
2 245 (11.56%) Windows
3 139 (6.56%) Unix
4 87 (4.11%) Apple iOS
5 85 (4.01%) Windows Server
6 76 (3.59%) Android
7 41 (1.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 40 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 29 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
10 26 (1.23%) Solaris
11 24 (1.13%) Windows 7
12 23 (1.09%) Embedded Linux
13 22 (1.04%) Windows 10
14 18 (0.85%) CentOS
15 13 (0.61%) Debian
15 13 (0.61%) Fedora
15 13 (0.61%) Ubuntu
16 10 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 8 (0.38%) Mac OS
17 8 (0.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 862 (40.68%) Agile Software Development
2 421 (19.87%) Mathematics
3 391 (18.45%) Problem-Solving
4 377 (17.79%) Software Engineering
5 280 (13.21%) OO
6 273 (12.88%) Test Automation
7 266 (12.55%) TDD
8 250 (11.80%) Analytics
9 232 (10.95%) Scrum
10 227 (10.71%) DevOps
11 202 (9.53%) Data Science
12 189 (8.92%) SDLC
13 183 (8.64%) Machine Learning
14 177 (8.35%) Continuous Integration
15 170 (8.02%) Project Management
16 145 (6.84%) Unit Testing
17 132 (6.23%) ITIL
18 122 (5.76%) OOD
19 118 (5.57%) Web Development
20 115 (5.43%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 535 (25.25%) Java
2 453 (21.38%) Python
3 437 (20.62%) SQL
4 380 (17.93%) JavaScript
5 373 (17.60%) C#
6 242 (11.42%) C++
7 103 (4.86%) C
8 96 (4.53%) PowerShell
9 92 (4.34%) Scala
10 90 (4.25%) Java 8
11 89 (4.20%) R
12 79 (3.73%) Perl
13 71 (3.35%) Go
14 68 (3.21%) TypeScript
15 67 (3.16%) PHP
16 50 (2.36%) Bash Shell
17 48 (2.27%) Apple Swift
18 43 (2.03%) Ruby
19 41 (1.93%) ES6
20 37 (1.75%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 1,608 (75.88%) Degree
2 885 (41.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 191 (9.01%) Master's Degree
4 120 (5.66%) Security Cleared
5 88 (4.15%) SC Cleared
6 85 (4.01%) PhD
7 77 (3.63%) CISSP
8 72 (3.40%) Microsoft Certification
9 64 (3.02%) Cisco Certification
10 53 (2.50%) PMI Certification
11 50 (2.36%) CISA
12 49 (2.31%) CISM
13 48 (2.27%) Numerate Degree
14 43 (2.03%) MCSE
15 39 (1.84%) PMP
16 30 (1.42%) CCNA
17 29 (1.37%) GIAC
18 28 (1.32%) CCNP
19 21 (0.99%) ISEB
20 20 (0.94%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (4.48%) QA
2 36 (1.70%) SLA
3 27 (1.27%) Data Quality
3 27 (1.27%) GDPR
4 24 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 19 (0.90%) PCI DSS
6 18 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 17 (0.80%) ISO 9001
8 12 (0.57%) PMO
9 10 (0.47%) HIPAA
9 10 (0.47%) ISAE 3402
9 10 (0.47%) ISO 22301
9 10 (0.47%) ISO 31000
9 10 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 9 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
11 6 (0.28%) CDISC
12 5 (0.24%) IFRS
12 5 (0.24%) IFRS 9
13 4 (0.19%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 4 (0.19%) HL7
System Software
1 177 (8.35%) Docker
2 86 (4.06%) Active Directory
3 56 (2.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (0.94%) Hyper-V
5 15 (0.71%) VirtualBox
6 14 (0.66%) XenApp
7 13 (0.61%) Apache Flume
8 12 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (0.52%) HDFS
10 10 (0.47%) vSphere
10 10 (0.47%) XenDesktop
11 8 (0.38%) Firmware
12 7 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
12 7 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
13 5 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 5 (0.24%) KVM
14 4 (0.19%) ISA Server
14 4 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 3 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
15 3 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 85 (4.01%) Ansible
2 79 (3.73%) Puppet
3 71 (3.35%) Opscode Chef
4 62 (2.93%) Terraform
5 60 (2.83%) Kubernetes
6 25 (1.18%) Nagios
7 24 (1.13%) Kibana
7 24 (1.13%) Salt
8 20 (0.94%) logstash
9 19 (0.90%) Packer
10 16 (0.76%) SCCM
11 14 (0.66%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 14 (0.66%) Nessus
11 14 (0.66%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 13 (0.61%) Graylog
13 12 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
13 12 (0.57%) vCenter Server
14 11 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 10 (0.47%) Trend Micro Deep Security
16 9 (0.42%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 320 (15.10%) Microsoft
2 194 (9.16%) Oracle
3 102 (4.81%) Google
4 82 (3.87%) Cisco
5 73 (3.45%) VMware
6 63 (2.97%) Splunk
7 53 (2.50%) SAP
8 52 (2.45%) IBM
9 51 (2.41%) Red Hat
10 48 (2.27%) Tableau
11 40 (1.89%) HP
12 27 (1.27%) Citrix
13 26 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
14 24 (1.13%) McAfee
15 23 (1.09%) Twitter
16 21 (0.99%) Informatica
16 21 (0.99%) Talend
17 20 (0.94%) Atlassian
17 20 (0.94%) Remedy
17 20 (0.94%) Sun