Period
to 22 October 2017

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 22 October 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.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 140 148 185
Rank change year-on-year +8 +37 -26
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 1878 1885 1548
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.89% 1.79% 1.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.63% 5.38% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1246 1236 935
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £257 £268
90th Percentile £650 £625 £653
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +11.43% -6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 68 58
UK median hourly rate £34.08 £35.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +21.99% -23.49%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.13 £10.05
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.65 £42.14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £41.25 £32.25
% change year-on-year -10.30% +27.91% +1.18%

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 33350 35068 36989
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.57% 33.27% 32.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 22052 23002 23407
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 993 1186 1456
UK median hourly rate £20.94 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.68% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.70 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.32 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.21 £20.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.41% +13.89% -0.17%

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 22 October 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 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 22 October 2017.

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 22 October 2017. 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 +10 1718 £450 +5.88% 600
London +15 1056 £500 - 263
UK excluding London -8 782 £390 +11.43% 352
South East -22 259 £400 +4.92% 114
Midlands +56 137 £388 +10.71% 36
Scotland -10 104 £375 +13.64% 10
North of England -58 102 £363 +16.94% 63
South West +44 89 £425 - 21
East Midlands +35 76 £413 +17.86% 22
East of England +12 71 £365 -14.12% 103
North West +23 58 £339 +5.86% 46
West Midlands +17 54 £350 - 13
Yorkshire -2 22 £500 +42.86% 15
North East -40 22 £253 -11.40% 2
Northern Ireland -37 12 £475 +137.50%
Wales +13 8 £400 +14.29% 5

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 1450 (77.21%) Degree
2 791 (42.12%) Computer Science Degree
3 633 (33.71%) Agile Software Development
4 595 (31.68%) Java
5 510 (27.16%) Finance
6 469 (24.97%) SQL
7 382 (20.34%) Linux
8 358 (19.06%) C#
9 345 (18.37%) Python
9 345 (18.37%) Mathematics
10 341 (18.16%) Analytical Skills
11 337 (17.94%) JavaScript
12 247 (13.15%) TDD
13 245 (13.05%) OO
14 241 (12.83%) HTML
15 239 (12.73%) Git (software)
16 238 (12.67%) Software Engineering
17 236 (12.57%) Scrum
18 228 (12.14%) Web Services
19 227 (12.09%) Banking
20 225 (11.98%) .NET
21 224 (11.93%) Windows
22 223 (11.87%) Test Automation
23 215 (11.45%) Continuous Integration
24 212 (11.29%) Microsoft
25 207 (11.02%) SQL Server
26 196 (10.44%) Oracle
26 196 (10.44%) C++
27 186 (9.90%) Amazon AWS
28 182 (9.69%) CSS

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 65 (3.46%) Apache
2 56 (2.98%) Confluence
3 53 (2.82%) Apache Spark
4 41 (2.18%) Tomcat
5 36 (1.92%) SharePoint
6 35 (1.86%) IIS
6 35 (1.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 29 (1.54%) CMS
8 27 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
9 18 (0.96%) MS Exchange
10 15 (0.80%) WebSphere
11 14 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
11 14 (0.75%) JBoss
11 14 (0.75%) OpenStack
11 14 (0.75%) SAS
11 14 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
12 13 (0.69%) Skype for Business
13 12 (0.64%) Oracle Coherence
13 12 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
14 11 (0.59%) nginx
Applications
1 55 (2.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (2.18%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (0.91%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.43%) Pipeline Pilot
7 4 (0.21%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.16%) Simulink
8 3 (0.16%) SPSS
8 3 (0.16%) UserZoom
9 2 (0.11%) Stateflow
10 1 (0.053%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.053%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.053%) Doxygen
10 1 (0.053%) GIMP
10 1 (0.053%) GNU Octave
10 1 (0.053%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.053%) Stata
10 1 (0.053%) Weka
Business Applications
1 24 (1.28%) Payment Gateway
2 10 (0.53%) ION MarketView
3 7 (0.37%) RMDS
4 6 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
6 3 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.16%) Pega PRPC
6 3 (0.16%) Radian6
6 3 (0.16%) Social Studio
7 2 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.11%) Infor LN
7 2 (0.11%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.11%) SAP GRC
7 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.11%) SAP R/3
8 1 (0.053%) Adobe Campaign
8 1 (0.053%) BondVision
8 1 (0.053%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.053%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.053%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 186 (9.90%) Amazon AWS
2 122 (6.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 48 (2.56%) GitHub
4 46 (2.45%) Office 365
5 34 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
6 31 (1.65%) SaaS
7 30 (1.60%) npm
8 23 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
8 23 (1.22%) PaaS
9 13 (0.69%) IaaS
10 12 (0.64%) Serverless
11 11 (0.59%) Amazon EMR
12 10 (0.53%) Heroku
13 8 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
13 8 (0.43%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.21%) OpenShift
15 3 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
15 3 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
15 3 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 3 (0.16%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 95 (5.06%) TCP/IP
2 94 (5.01%) Firewall
3 63 (3.35%) DNS
4 52 (2.77%) WAN
5 51 (2.72%) Wireless
6 50 (2.66%) LAN
7 49 (2.61%) Internet
7 49 (2.61%) VPN
8 46 (2.45%) HTTP
9 39 (2.08%) LDAP
10 37 (1.97%) DHCP
10 37 (1.97%) SAN
11 36 (1.92%) SSL
12 31 (1.65%) Network Security
13 28 (1.49%) BIG-IP
14 24 (1.28%) BGP
14 24 (1.28%) MPLS
15 19 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
15 19 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
16 17 (0.91%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 207 (11.02%) SQL Server
2 123 (6.55%) Relational Database
3 112 (5.96%) NoSQL
4 107 (5.70%) Big Data
5 96 (5.11%) Hadoop
6 87 (4.63%) MySQL
7 63 (3.35%) MongoDB
8 52 (2.77%) Data Warehouse
9 46 (2.45%) RDBMS
10 39 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
11 38 (2.02%) Data Mining
12 36 (1.92%) Oracle Database
13 30 (1.60%) Apache Hive
14 24 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
15 22 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
16 21 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 18 (0.96%) Power BI
17 18 (0.96%) Redis
18 15 (0.80%) HBase
19 13 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 239 (12.73%) Git (software)
2 150 (7.99%) JIRA
3 132 (7.03%) Jenkins
4 61 (3.25%) Cucumber
4 61 (3.25%) Subversion
5 58 (3.09%) Maven
6 52 (2.77%) Visual Studio
7 47 (2.50%) TeamCity
8 43 (2.29%) Selenium
9 38 (2.02%) JUnit
10 35 (1.86%) Bitbucket
10 35 (1.86%) Mockito
11 31 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
12 29 (1.54%) Eclipse
12 29 (1.54%) GitLab
13 28 (1.49%) webpack
14 27 (1.44%) Gradle
15 26 (1.38%) gulp
16 21 (1.12%) Ant
16 21 (1.12%) WebDriver
General
1 510 (27.16%) Finance
2 227 (12.09%) Banking
3 123 (6.55%) Telecoms
4 119 (6.34%) Front Office
5 94 (5.01%) Marketing
6 76 (4.05%) Investment Banking
7 58 (3.09%) Electronics
8 54 (2.88%) Retail
9 50 (2.66%) Manufacturing
10 38 (2.02%) Financial Institution
10 38 (2.02%) Games
11 37 (1.97%) Publishing
12 29 (1.54%) Automotive
13 24 (1.28%) Legal
14 19 (1.01%) Advertising
15 14 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
16 11 (0.59%) Billing
16 11 (0.59%) Spanish Language
17 10 (0.53%) French Language
17 10 (0.53%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 793 (42.23%) Developer
2 222 (11.82%) Java Developer
3 173 (9.21%) Analyst
4 149 (7.93%) Architect
5 124 (6.60%) C# Developer
6 85 (4.53%) Software Engineer
7 78 (4.15%) Data Scientist
8 73 (3.89%) Senior Developer
9 68 (3.62%) .NET Developer
10 64 (3.41%) Project Manager
11 61 (3.25%) Python Developer
12 59 (3.14%) C++ Developer
12 59 (3.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 57 (3.04%) Consultant
14 53 (2.82%) Software Developer
15 50 (2.66%) Junior
16 49 (2.61%) Network Engineer
17 48 (2.56%) SQL Developer
18 47 (2.50%) JavaScript Developer
19 46 (2.45%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 241 (12.83%) HTML
2 228 (12.14%) Web Services
3 225 (11.98%) .NET
4 182 (9.69%) CSS
5 158 (8.41%) Spring
6 145 (7.72%) REST
7 142 (7.56%) AngularJS
8 138 (7.35%) RESTful
9 121 (6.44%) HTML5
10 116 (6.18%) XML
11 107 (5.70%) JSON
12 99 (5.27%) Node.js
13 78 (4.15%) ASP.NET
14 70 (3.73%) React
14 70 (3.73%) WPF
15 68 (3.62%) Hibernate
15 68 (3.62%) jQuery
16 62 (3.30%) CSS3
16 62 (3.30%) J2EE
17 61 (3.25%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 341 (18.16%) Analytical Skills
2 126 (6.71%) Management Information System
3 123 (6.55%) Algorithms
4 81 (4.31%) User Experience
5 78 (4.15%) Data Structures
6 63 (3.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 57 (3.04%) Mobile App
8 55 (2.93%) Data Centre
9 52 (2.77%) Derivative
10 37 (1.97%) Hedge funds
11 34 (1.81%) Greenfield Project
12 33 (1.76%) Equities
12 33 (1.76%) Fixed Income
13 30 (1.60%) Credit Risk
13 30 (1.60%) Fintech
14 28 (1.49%) Market Risk
15 27 (1.44%) Life Science
16 23 (1.22%) Embedded Systems
16 23 (1.22%) Virtual Team
17 21 (1.12%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 382 (20.34%) Linux
2 224 (11.93%) Windows
3 179 (9.53%) Unix
4 65 (3.46%) Windows Server
5 59 (3.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 57 (3.04%) Apple iOS
7 56 (2.98%) Android
8 30 (1.60%) CentOS
8 30 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 30 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (1.06%) Solaris
10 14 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (0.59%) VMS
12 10 (0.53%) Windows 10
13 9 (0.48%) Embedded Linux
13 9 (0.48%) Windows 7
14 5 (0.27%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.27%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 4 (0.21%) AIX
16 3 (0.16%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 633 (33.71%) Agile Software Development
2 345 (18.37%) Mathematics
3 247 (13.15%) TDD
4 245 (13.05%) OO
5 238 (12.67%) Software Engineering
6 236 (12.57%) Scrum
7 223 (11.87%) Test Automation
8 215 (11.45%) Continuous Integration
9 163 (8.68%) Project Management
10 160 (8.52%) Analytics
11 151 (8.04%) SDLC
12 146 (7.77%) DevOps
13 133 (7.08%) ITIL
14 113 (6.02%) Physics
15 112 (5.96%) Unit Testing
16 110 (5.86%) Machine Learning
17 104 (5.54%) Multithreading
18 101 (5.38%) Business Intelligence
19 100 (5.32%) Open Source
20 98 (5.22%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 595 (31.68%) Java
2 469 (24.97%) SQL
3 358 (19.06%) C#
4 345 (18.37%) Python
5 337 (17.94%) JavaScript
6 196 (10.44%) C++
7 92 (4.90%) Perl
8 82 (4.37%) C
8 82 (4.37%) R
9 81 (4.31%) Ruby
10 72 (3.83%) Bash Shell
11 65 (3.46%) PowerShell
12 59 (3.14%) Shell Script
13 50 (2.66%) PHP
14 45 (2.40%) Scala
15 43 (2.29%) T-SQL
16 41 (2.18%) VBA
17 34 (1.81%) Objective-C
17 34 (1.81%) PL/SQL
18 33 (1.76%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 1450 (77.21%) Degree
2 791 (42.12%) Computer Science Degree
3 140 (7.45%) Security Cleared
4 101 (5.38%) Master's Degree
5 88 (4.69%) SC Cleared
6 66 (3.51%) PhD
7 57 (3.04%) Microsoft Certification
7 57 (3.04%) Numerate Degree
8 44 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
9 37 (1.97%) PMI Certification
10 34 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
10 34 (1.81%) PMP
11 32 (1.70%) CCNP
12 30 (1.60%) MCSE
13 25 (1.33%) DV Cleared
14 23 (1.22%) CISSP
15 22 (1.17%) ISTQB
16 21 (1.12%) CCIE
16 21 (1.12%) ISEB
17 20 (1.06%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (6.76%) QA
2 28 (1.49%) Actionable Recommendations
3 27 (1.44%) PCI DSS
4 24 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 23 (1.22%) Data Quality
6 20 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 19 (1.01%) GDPR
8 18 (0.96%) HIPAA
8 18 (0.96%) SLA
9 13 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
10 12 (0.64%) MiFID
11 11 (0.59%) PMO
12 7 (0.37%) AS 2805
12 7 (0.37%) HL7
12 7 (0.37%) ISO 8583
13 6 (0.32%) COBIT
13 6 (0.32%) MISRA
14 4 (0.21%) ISO 9001
14 4 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 3 (0.16%) GxP
System Software
1 78 (4.15%) Active Directory
2 76 (4.05%) Docker
3 45 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 39 (2.08%) Hyper-V
5 30 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
6 20 (1.06%) Xen
7 17 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (0.69%) vSphere
9 10 (0.53%) iptables
10 9 (0.48%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
11 8 (0.43%) Firmware
11 8 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
11 8 (0.43%) VMware NSX
12 7 (0.37%) GlusterFS
12 7 (0.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 7 (0.37%) XenApp
13 6 (0.32%) Apache Flume
13 6 (0.32%) NFS
13 6 (0.32%) Openswan
13 6 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 70 (3.73%) Puppet
2 54 (2.88%) Opscode Chef
3 53 (2.82%) Ansible
4 20 (1.06%) SCCM
5 18 (0.96%) FortiGate
6 14 (0.75%) Kubernetes
7 13 (0.69%) Nagios
7 13 (0.69%) Oozie
8 11 (0.59%) NetBackup
9 10 (0.53%) Salt
10 9 (0.48%) Hadoop YARN
10 9 (0.48%) SELinux
11 8 (0.43%) vCenter Server
12 7 (0.37%) BladeLogic
12 7 (0.37%) Graphite
12 7 (0.37%) Oracle ZFS
12 7 (0.37%) Red Hat Satellite
12 7 (0.37%) SCOM
12 7 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 7 (0.37%) Terraform
Vendors
1 212 (11.29%) Microsoft
2 196 (10.44%) Oracle
3 87 (4.63%) Cisco
4 70 (3.73%) VMware
5 58 (3.09%) HP
6 45 (2.40%) Red Hat
7 40 (2.13%) F5
8 38 (2.02%) SAP
8 38 (2.02%) Sybase
9 35 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
10 34 (1.81%) CheckPoint
10 34 (1.81%) Juniper
11 31 (1.65%) Citrix
11 31 (1.65%) Splunk
11 31 (1.65%) Tableau
12 30 (1.60%) Google
13 28 (1.49%) IBM
14 26 (1.38%) Atlassian
15 23 (1.22%) Fortinet
15 23 (1.22%) Xamarin