The first 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Bedfordshire region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 44 26 33
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +7
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.44% 1.01% 0.91%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.53% 4.26% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate £433 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.12% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £334
% change year-on-year
- -2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £33.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%
Miscellaneous Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
79 47 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 17.48% 23.74% 17.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 29 27
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £149 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £505 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £348
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.42 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.77% -70.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £18.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -10.00%
Computer Science
East of England

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bedford - 1 £265 -
Luton - 1 £600 - 2
Leighton Buzzard - - - -
Computer Science
East of England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 3 (100.00%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Sun
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Sun Certification
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) Hitachi
3 1 (33.33%) NetApp
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Hibernate
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Zachman Framework
3 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
3 1 (33.33%) Spring
3 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) Perl
3 1 (33.33%) J2EE
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) JUnit
3 1 (33.33%) EJB
3 1 (33.33%) JSP
3 1 (33.33%) Servlets
3 1 (33.33%) Struts
3 1 (33.33%) XML

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JUnit
1 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
1 1 (33.33%) J2EE Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
1 1 (33.33%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) J2EE
1 1 (33.33%) EJB
1 1 (33.33%) JSP
1 1 (33.33%) Servlets
1 1 (33.33%) Struts
1 1 (33.33%) XML
1 1 (33.33%) Hibernate
1 1 (33.33%) Spring
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Zachman Framework
1 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
1 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Data Architecture
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 1 (33.33%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
1 1 (33.33%) Python
1 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Puppet
1 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Sun
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Hitachi
2 1 (33.33%) NetApp
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle