The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 46 32 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 5 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.02% 1.49% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.49% 6.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £31.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+53.22% -17.33%
Computer Science
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
77 60 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 15.65% 22.30% 22.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 27 42
Average daily rate £425 £330 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.78% -1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £223 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £380 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 £22.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% -26.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £17.69 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -39.00%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Computer Science
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Computer Science across the Bedfordshire region.

Computer Science Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Computer Science
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Science across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

Computer Science Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the Bedfordshire region.

Computer Science Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Computer Science
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford - 2 £280 - 1
Luton -22 1 £400 -
Dunstable - - - -
Leighton Buzzard - - - -
Computer Science
East of England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Computer Science also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Computer Science.

1 10 (100.00%) Degree
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) Oracle
3 5 (50.00%) Eclipse
3 5 (50.00%) Sun Certification
3 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (50.00%) JUnit
3 5 (50.00%) Java
3 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (50.00%) J2EE
3 5 (50.00%) JSP
3 5 (50.00%) Servlets
3 5 (50.00%) Struts
3 5 (50.00%) Sun
3 5 (50.00%) Hibernate
3 5 (50.00%) Spring
3 5 (50.00%) Unit Testing
4 3 (30.00%) XML
4 3 (30.00%) EJB
5 2 (20.00%) Selenium
5 2 (20.00%) jQuery
5 2 (20.00%) Maven
5 2 (20.00%) Validation
6 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (10.00%) Banking
6 1 (10.00%) Retail
6 1 (10.00%) Zachman Framework
6 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
6 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (10.00%) HP

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Computer Science also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Computer Science. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) IIS
1 1 (10.00%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) DHCP
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
1 1 (10.00%) DMZ
1 1 (10.00%) iSCSI
1 1 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) JUnit
1 5 (50.00%) Eclipse
2 2 (20.00%) Maven
2 2 (20.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Developer
2 5 (50.00%) Java Developer
2 5 (50.00%) J2EE Developer
2 5 (50.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) JSP
1 5 (50.00%) Servlets
1 5 (50.00%) Struts
1 5 (50.00%) J2EE
1 5 (50.00%) Hibernate
1 5 (50.00%) Spring
2 3 (30.00%) EJB
2 3 (30.00%) XML
3 2 (20.00%) jQuery
4 1 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Validation
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) OO
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (10.00%) Workflow
4 1 (10.00%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) WFM
4 1 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Data Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Java
1 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Ruby
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Degree
2 5 (50.00%) Sun Certification
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (10.00%) VCP5
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (10.00%) vSphere
1 1 (10.00%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Oracle
2 5 (50.00%) Sun
3 1 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) Dell
3 1 (10.00%) NetApp
3 1 (10.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft