The first 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 30 July 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 City of London 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 100 93 147
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +54
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 104 139 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.79% 1.96% 1.00%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.88% 6.04% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 103 50
Average daily rate
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£425 £475 £436
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +8.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £344 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £32.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+46.15% -4.41%
Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1768 2302 2472
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 30.47% 32.49% 31.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1282 1665 1886
Average daily rate £475 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 64 49
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.40 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.21% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.20 £48.00 £34.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-1.19% -18.38%
Computer Science
London

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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 2014, 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.

1 181 (69.62%) Degree
2 82 (31.54%) Java
3 67 (25.77%) SQL
4 61 (23.46%) Linux
5 60 (23.08%) Software Engineering
6 55 (21.15%) C#
6 55 (21.15%) Finance
7 52 (20.00%) Banking
8 46 (17.69%) Python
9 45 (17.31%) OO
10 43 (16.54%) Windows
10 43 (16.54%) C++
11 41 (15.77%) SQL Server
11 41 (15.77%) ISEB
11 41 (15.77%) ISTQB
11 41 (15.77%) Analytics
12 40 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
12 40 (15.38%) HTML
13 38 (14.62%) JavaScript
14 37 (14.23%) Investment Banking
15 34 (13.08%) Microsoft
16 33 (12.69%) Oracle
17 32 (12.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 32 (12.31%) QA
18 31 (11.92%) Perl
18 31 (11.92%) XML
18 31 (11.92%) Front Office
19 29 (11.15%) Project Management
19 29 (11.15%) CSS
19 29 (11.15%) Mathematics

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 11 (4.23%) Apache
2 8 (3.08%) Node.js
3 7 (2.69%) Joomla!
3 7 (2.69%) SAS
4 6 (2.31%) Confluence
5 5 (1.92%) CMS
5 5 (1.92%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.54%) Apache Pig
6 4 (1.54%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.15%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (1.15%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.77%) GemFire
8 2 (0.77%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.77%) Drupal
9 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.38%) nginx
Applications
1 16 (6.15%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.92%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.15%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.77%) PowerPivot
4 2 (0.77%) SPSS
4 2 (0.77%) MS Office
4 2 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.38%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.38%) MS Project
5 1 (0.38%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 3 (1.15%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.77%) Magento
3 1 (0.38%) Murex MxG2000
3 1 (0.38%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.77%) SaaS
2 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.08%) Intranet
2 4 (1.54%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.54%) DNS
3 3 (1.15%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (1.15%) NAS
3 3 (1.15%) SAN
3 3 (1.15%) HTTP
3 3 (1.15%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (0.77%) DHCP
4 2 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (0.77%) Internet
4 2 (0.77%) Firewall
4 2 (0.77%) Network Security
5 1 (0.38%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.38%) VLAN
5 1 (0.38%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.38%) SSH
5 1 (0.38%) EIGRP
5 1 (0.38%) BGP
5 1 (0.38%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (15.77%) SQL Server
2 26 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 24 (9.23%) Oracle Database
4 19 (7.31%) Big Data
4 19 (7.31%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (5.77%) Hadoop
5 15 (5.77%) MySQL
6 13 (5.00%) MongoDB
7 12 (4.62%) Apache Cassandra
7 12 (4.62%) NoSQL
7 12 (4.62%) Oracle Database 11g
8 10 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (3.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (3.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (3.46%) RDBMS
10 8 (3.08%) DataStage
11 6 (2.31%) Apache Hive
11 6 (2.31%) Data Mining
12 5 (1.92%) CouchDB
13 4 (1.54%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 27 (10.38%) Selenium
2 25 (9.62%) Git (software)
3 24 (9.23%) WebDriver
4 17 (6.54%) Subversion
5 13 (5.00%) JIRA
6 12 (4.62%) Cucumber
7 9 (3.46%) Jenkins
8 8 (3.08%) LoadRunner
8 8 (3.08%) Rational Performance Tester
9 7 (2.69%) Maven
9 7 (2.69%) Xcode
9 7 (2.69%) Visual Studio
10 6 (2.31%) JMeter
10 6 (2.31%) Mercurial
11 5 (1.92%) TeamCity
11 5 (1.92%) FogBugz
11 5 (1.92%) Trac
11 5 (1.92%) Redmine
12 4 (1.54%) Talend Open Studio
13 3 (1.15%) FitNesse
General
1 55 (21.15%) Finance
2 52 (20.00%) Banking
3 37 (14.23%) Investment Banking
4 31 (11.92%) Front Office
5 14 (5.38%) Retail
6 8 (3.08%) Marketing
7 6 (2.31%) Legal
7 6 (2.31%) Games
7 6 (2.31%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.92%) Back Office
9 4 (1.54%) Telecoms
10 3 (1.15%) Billing
10 3 (1.15%) Advertising
10 3 (1.15%) Publishing
11 2 (0.77%) Electronics
11 2 (0.77%) German Language
12 1 (0.38%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.38%) International Banking
12 1 (0.38%) French Language
12 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 134 (51.54%) Developer
2 28 (10.77%) Analyst
3 22 (8.46%) Tester
4 21 (8.08%) Quantitative Developer
5 20 (7.69%) C++ Developer
5 20 (7.69%) C++ Quantitative Developer
6 19 (7.31%) Java Developer
7 13 (5.00%) iOS Developer
8 12 (4.62%) Senior Developer
9 11 (4.23%) Architect
10 10 (3.85%) Test Analyst
10 10 (3.85%) Performance Tester
10 10 (3.85%) PHP Developer
11 8 (3.08%) SQL Developer
12 7 (2.69%) Consultant
12 7 (2.69%) Business Analyst
12 7 (2.69%) C# Developer
12 7 (2.69%) Automation Tester
13 6 (2.31%) PHP MySQL Developer
13 6 (2.31%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (15.38%) HTML
2 31 (11.92%) XML
3 29 (11.15%) CSS
4 27 (10.38%) Web Services
5 25 (9.62%) .NET
6 19 (7.31%) HTML5
7 16 (6.15%) JSON
8 14 (5.38%) Hibernate
8 14 (5.38%) Spring
9 12 (4.62%) jQuery
10 11 (4.23%) XHTML
11 10 (3.85%) Ajax
12 9 (3.46%) XSL
12 9 (3.46%) AngularJS
13 8 (3.08%) REST
13 8 (3.08%) ASP.NET
14 7 (2.69%) J2EE
14 7 (2.69%) CSS3
15 6 (2.31%) RESTful
16 5 (1.92%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 32 (12.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 29 (11.15%) Mathematics
3 19 (7.31%) Management Information System
4 12 (4.62%) Mobile App
4 12 (4.62%) Economics
5 10 (3.85%) Physics
6 9 (3.46%) Social Network
7 8 (3.08%) Open Source
7 8 (3.08%) Statistics
8 7 (2.69%) iPhone
8 7 (2.69%) Visualisation
8 7 (2.69%) Derivative
9 6 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (2.31%) E-Learning
9 6 (2.31%) Fixed Income
9 6 (2.31%) Market Risk
10 5 (1.92%) Data Extraction
10 5 (1.92%) Data Protection Act
10 5 (1.92%) Hedge funds
11 4 (1.54%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 61 (23.46%) Linux
2 43 (16.54%) Windows
3 27 (10.38%) UNIX
4 18 (6.92%) Apple iOS
5 9 (3.46%) Android
6 3 (1.15%) Solaris
6 3 (1.15%) Windows Phone 8
6 3 (1.15%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.77%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.77%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.77%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.38%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.38%) HPUX
8 1 (0.38%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.38%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.38%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (23.08%) Software Engineering
2 45 (17.31%) OO
3 41 (15.77%) Analytics
4 40 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (11.15%) Project Management
6 27 (10.38%) E-Commerce
7 24 (9.23%) Scrum
8 22 (8.46%) TDD
9 21 (8.08%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (7.69%) Validation
11 19 (7.31%) ETL
11 19 (7.31%) Test Automation
12 17 (6.54%) BDD
12 17 (6.54%) OOP
13 16 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
14 15 (5.77%) Data Modelling
14 15 (5.77%) MVC
14 15 (5.77%) iOS Development
14 15 (5.77%) Performance Tuning
15 14 (5.38%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 82 (31.54%) Java
2 67 (25.77%) SQL
3 55 (21.15%) C#
4 46 (17.69%) Python
5 43 (16.54%) C++
6 38 (14.62%) JavaScript
7 31 (11.92%) Perl
8 17 (6.54%) PHP
9 16 (6.15%) Ruby
10 15 (5.77%) Objective-C
11 14 (5.38%) Scala
12 13 (5.00%) Shell Script
13 11 (4.23%) C
14 9 (3.46%) PHP5
14 9 (3.46%) T-SQL
14 9 (3.46%) PL/SQL
15 6 (2.31%) VBA
15 6 (2.31%) PowerShell
16 5 (1.92%) R
17 3 (1.15%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 181 (69.62%) Degree
2 41 (15.77%) ISEB
2 41 (15.77%) ISTQB
3 9 (3.46%) PhD
3 9 (3.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (3.08%) CISSP
4 8 (3.08%) CISA
4 8 (3.08%) CISM
4 8 (3.08%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.08%) Security Cleared
5 5 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.54%) CCNA
6 4 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.54%) Sun Certification
7 3 (1.15%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.77%) A+ Certification
8 2 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.77%) MCSA
8 2 (0.77%) MCTS
9 1 (0.38%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (12.31%) QA
2 6 (2.31%) SLA
2 6 (2.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (1.15%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.15%) NFS
2 2 (0.77%) Apache Flume
2 2 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.38%) Postfix
3 1 (0.38%) XenApp
3 1 (0.38%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.38%) Snort
3 1 (0.38%) Nmap
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.38%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.38%) Varnish
3 1 (0.38%) HDFS
3 1 (0.38%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 4 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.15%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (0.77%) Puppet
3 2 (0.77%) ZENworks
4 1 (0.38%) SCOM
4 1 (0.38%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.38%) Nagios
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.38%) Oozie
Vendors
1 34 (13.08%) Microsoft
2 33 (12.69%) Oracle
3 14 (5.38%) HP
4 9 (3.46%) Teradata
5 8 (3.08%) IBM
5 8 (3.08%) Zend
6 7 (2.69%) Splunk
6 7 (2.69%) Tableau
7 6 (2.31%) Informatica
8 5 (1.92%) Ab Initio
8 5 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (1.92%) Adobe
8 5 (1.92%) Cisco
9 4 (1.54%) Talend
9 4 (1.54%) MicroStrategy
10 3 (1.15%) EPiServer
10 3 (1.15%) DataFlux
10 3 (1.15%) NetApp
10 3 (1.15%) Trillium
10 3 (1.15%) Datanomic
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