The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 82 83 96
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +13
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 74 115 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.35% 2.24% 1.97%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.85% 5.81% 5.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 97 84
Average daily rate £450 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £307 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £20.50 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £28.69 £27.38
% change year-on-year
+74.27% +4.80%
Computer Science
London

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

Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1265 1981 2332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 40.21% 38.53% 39.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 974 1553 1689
Average daily rate £500 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 31 36
Average hourly rate £19.99 £17.87 £21.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.89% -15.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.25 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.60 £27.37 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Computer Science
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Computer Science Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Computer Science
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Science across the City of London region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Computer Science Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Computer Science Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

1 130 (76.92%) Degree
2 75 (44.38%) Java
3 69 (40.83%) SQL
3 69 (40.83%) Agile Software Development
4 67 (39.64%) Finance
5 48 (28.40%) Banking
6 42 (24.85%) Mathematics
7 35 (20.71%) JavaScript
8 32 (18.93%) HTML
9 30 (17.75%) REST
10 28 (16.57%) C#
10 28 (16.57%) SQL Server
10 28 (16.57%) OO
11 27 (15.98%) Linux
12 26 (15.38%) CSS
12 26 (15.38%) Relational Database
13 24 (14.20%) Python
13 24 (14.20%) Software Engineering
14 23 (13.61%) HTML5
15 22 (13.02%) Analytical Skills
16 21 (12.43%) Scrum
16 21 (12.43%) Windows
17 20 (11.83%) Web Services
17 20 (11.83%) XML
17 20 (11.83%) .NET
17 20 (11.83%) RDBMS
17 20 (11.83%) jQuery
18 19 (11.24%) Git (software)
18 19 (11.24%) TDD
19 18 (10.65%) Telecoms

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 13 (7.69%) Node.js
2 10 (5.92%) CMS
3 6 (3.55%) Apache
4 5 (2.96%) IIS
5 4 (2.37%) EPiServer CMS
5 4 (2.37%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.78%) SAS
7 2 (1.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (1.18%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.59%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.59%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.59%) JBoss
8 1 (0.59%) Lightstreamer
8 1 (0.59%) LiveCycle
8 1 (0.59%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.59%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.59%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (6.51%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.37%) MS Office
3 3 (1.78%) MS Project
3 3 (1.78%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.18%) SPSS
5 1 (0.59%) Stata
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.18%) Office 365
2 1 (0.59%) AdSense
2 1 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.59%) GitHub
2 1 (0.59%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.59%) SaaS
2 1 (0.59%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.33%) HTTP
2 7 (4.14%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.55%) DNS
3 6 (3.55%) Firewall
4 5 (2.96%) DHCP
4 5 (2.96%) Internet
5 4 (2.37%) BGP
5 4 (2.37%) OSPF
5 4 (2.37%) VPN
6 2 (1.18%) EIGRP
6 2 (1.18%) HSRP
6 2 (1.18%) IPsec
6 2 (1.18%) iSCSI
6 2 (1.18%) LAN
6 2 (1.18%) LDAP
6 2 (1.18%) Network Security
6 2 (1.18%) SNMP
6 2 (1.18%) VoIP
6 2 (1.18%) VRRP
6 2 (1.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (16.57%) SQL Server
2 26 (15.38%) Relational Database
3 20 (11.83%) RDBMS
4 13 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (5.92%) Big Data
5 10 (5.92%) Hadoop
5 10 (5.92%) MySQL
5 10 (5.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (4.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (4.14%) MS Access
8 5 (2.96%) Apache Hive
8 5 (2.96%) Oracle Database
8 5 (2.96%) PerformancePoint
9 4 (2.37%) MongoDB
9 4 (2.37%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (2.37%) Redis
9 4 (2.37%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (1.78%) HBase
10 3 (1.78%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (11.24%) Git (software)
2 12 (7.10%) JUnit
3 11 (6.51%) JIRA
4 10 (5.92%) Maven
5 8 (4.73%) Jenkins
6 7 (4.14%) Subversion
7 5 (2.96%) Mockito
7 5 (2.96%) Selenium
8 4 (2.37%) Ant
8 4 (2.37%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.78%) Protractor
9 3 (1.78%) RSpec
9 3 (1.78%) WebDriver
10 2 (1.18%) Dreamweaver
10 2 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.18%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.18%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.59%) NUnit
11 1 (0.59%) PVCS
11 1 (0.59%) WebObjects
General
1 67 (39.64%) Finance
2 48 (28.40%) Banking
3 18 (10.65%) Investment Banking
3 18 (10.65%) Telecoms
4 17 (10.06%) Games
5 10 (5.92%) Front Office
6 9 (5.33%) Advertising
7 8 (4.73%) Legal
8 5 (2.96%) Electronics
8 5 (2.96%) Financial Institution
9 4 (2.37%) Marketing
9 4 (2.37%) Retail
10 2 (1.18%) German Language
11 1 (0.59%) Back Office
11 1 (0.59%) French Language
11 1 (0.59%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.59%) Publishing
11 1 (0.59%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 91 (53.85%) Developer
2 27 (15.98%) Java Developer
3 23 (13.61%) Analyst
4 17 (10.06%) Games Developer
4 17 (10.06%) Java Games Developer
4 17 (10.06%) Telecoms Developer
4 17 (10.06%) Telecoms Java Developer
5 11 (6.51%) Software Engineer
6 10 (5.92%) Python Developer
7 9 (5.33%) Senior Developer
8 8 (4.73%) Java Engineer
9 7 (4.14%) Architect
9 7 (4.14%) Business Analyst
9 7 (4.14%) C# Developer
9 7 (4.14%) C++ Developer
9 7 (4.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 7 (4.14%) Java Software Engineer
9 7 (4.14%) JavaScript Developer
9 7 (4.14%) SQL Developer
10 6 (3.55%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (18.93%) HTML
2 30 (17.75%) REST
3 26 (15.38%) CSS
4 23 (13.61%) HTML5
5 20 (11.83%) .NET
5 20 (11.83%) jQuery
5 20 (11.83%) Web Services
5 20 (11.83%) XML
6 13 (7.69%) AngularJS
7 9 (5.33%) JSON
7 9 (5.33%) Spring
8 8 (4.73%) RESTful
9 6 (3.55%) ASP.NET
9 6 (3.55%) Django
9 6 (3.55%) MDX
9 6 (3.55%) Ruby on Rails
10 5 (2.96%) SciPy
10 5 (2.96%) SOAP
10 5 (2.96%) WCF
10 5 (2.96%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 42 (24.85%) Mathematics
2 22 (13.02%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (7.69%) Derivative
4 11 (6.51%) Algorithms
5 8 (4.73%) Physics
6 7 (4.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (3.55%) Data Structures
8 5 (2.96%) Economics
8 5 (2.96%) Management Information System
9 4 (2.37%) Credit Derivative
9 4 (2.37%) Statistics
9 4 (2.37%) User Experience
10 3 (1.78%) CMDB
10 3 (1.78%) Fixed Income
11 2 (1.18%) Applied Mathematics
11 2 (1.18%) Data Extraction
11 2 (1.18%) Equity Derivative
11 2 (1.18%) Equity Risk
11 2 (1.18%) Hedge funds
11 2 (1.18%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 27 (15.98%) Linux
2 21 (12.43%) Windows
3 12 (7.10%) Unix
4 7 (4.14%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.96%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.37%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.78%) Android
8 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.59%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (40.83%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (16.57%) OO
3 24 (14.20%) Software Engineering
4 21 (12.43%) Scrum
5 19 (11.24%) TDD
6 17 (10.06%) Analytics
7 14 (8.28%) E-Commerce
7 14 (8.28%) Low Latency
7 14 (8.28%) Project Management
8 13 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (7.10%) Data Modelling
9 12 (7.10%) SDLC
9 12 (7.10%) Unit Testing
9 12 (7.10%) Web Development
10 11 (6.51%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (6.51%) ITIL
11 10 (5.92%) Kanban
12 9 (5.33%) Algorithmic Trading
12 9 (5.33%) ETL
12 9 (5.33%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 75 (44.38%) Java
2 69 (40.83%) SQL
3 35 (20.71%) JavaScript
4 28 (16.57%) C#
5 24 (14.20%) Python
6 17 (10.06%) C++
7 10 (5.92%) Ruby
8 8 (4.73%) PHP
9 6 (3.55%) AWK
9 6 (3.55%) sed
10 5 (2.96%) Bash Shell
10 5 (2.96%) C
10 5 (2.96%) R
11 4 (2.37%) Perl
11 4 (2.37%) PowerShell
11 4 (2.37%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.78%) Clojure
12 3 (1.78%) Objective-C
12 3 (1.78%) Scala
13 2 (1.18%) XPath
Qualifications
1 130 (76.92%) Degree
2 4 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (1.78%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (1.78%) PhD
4 2 (1.18%) CCIE
4 2 (1.18%) CCNA
4 2 (1.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (1.18%) JNCIE
4 2 (1.18%) JNCIP
5 1 (0.59%) CISSP
5 1 (0.59%) ISEB
5 1 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.59%) MCSA
5 1 (0.59%) MCSE
5 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.59%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.59%) PMP
5 1 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.59%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.37%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.37%) QA
3 2 (1.18%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.59%) COBIT
4 1 (0.59%) MiFID
4 1 (0.59%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (1.78%) Docker
2 1 (0.59%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.59%) ISA Server
2 1 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.59%) Platform Symphony
2 1 (0.59%) Terminal Server
2 1 (0.59%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (2.37%) Oozie
2 1 (0.59%) CA Wily
2 1 (0.59%) Cacti
2 1 (0.59%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.59%) Nagios
2 1 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.59%) yum
2 1 (0.59%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 18 (10.65%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.51%) Oracle
3 6 (3.55%) Cisco
3 6 (3.55%) ServiceNow
4 4 (2.37%) EPiServer
4 4 (2.37%) hybris
4 4 (2.37%) Juniper
4 4 (2.37%) Sybase
4 4 (2.37%) WorldPay
5 3 (1.78%) Adobe
5 3 (1.78%) ATG
5 3 (1.78%) IBM
6 2 (1.18%) Aruba
6 2 (1.18%) Avaya
6 2 (1.18%) F5
6 2 (1.18%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.18%) Siebel
6 2 (1.18%) Splunk
6 2 (1.18%) Tableau
6 2 (1.18%) Teradata