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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 107 94 135
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +41
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 95 149 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.63% 2.06% 1.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.72% 5.51% 3.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 117 76
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £300 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £633 £610 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £13.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+160.37% -64.18%
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
2013 2702 2985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 34.62% 37.42% 38.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1475 2008 2190
Average daily rate £470 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.05% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 54 65
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £36.25 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -32.69%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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.

1 161 (75.59%) Degree
2 67 (31.46%) SQL
3 60 (28.17%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (27.70%) Linux
5 57 (26.76%) Java
5 57 (26.76%) Finance
6 53 (24.88%) OO
7 51 (23.94%) C#
8 49 (23.00%) Banking
8 49 (23.00%) Software Engineering
9 39 (18.31%) Investment Banking
9 39 (18.31%) HTML
9 39 (18.31%) Analytics
10 37 (17.37%) C++
10 37 (17.37%) JavaScript
11 35 (16.43%) Windows
11 35 (16.43%) XML
12 34 (15.96%) Web Services
13 31 (14.55%) Oracle
13 31 (14.55%) Python
14 30 (14.08%) Microsoft
14 30 (14.08%) SQL Server
15 29 (13.62%) CSS
15 29 (13.62%) Front Office
16 27 (12.68%) Project Management
17 26 (12.21%) Analytical Skills
18 25 (11.74%) Relational Database
18 25 (11.74%) UNIX
18 25 (11.74%) TDD
19 24 (11.27%) Mathematics

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 14 (6.57%) Apache
2 9 (4.23%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.76%) Node.js
4 5 (2.35%) SAS
4 5 (2.35%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (1.88%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (1.88%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.41%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.41%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.94%) Confluence
7 2 (0.94%) IIS
8 1 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.47%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.47%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.47%) AquaLogic
8 1 (0.47%) nginx
8 1 (0.47%) Jetty
8 1 (0.47%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.47%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 20 (9.39%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.29%) MS Office
2 7 (3.29%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.35%) MS Project
4 3 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.94%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.94%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.47%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.47%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.47%) SPSS
6 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.47%) Final Cut Pro
6 1 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) RMDS
1 1 (0.47%) Cordys
1 1 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.47%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.94%) GitHub
1 2 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.88%) DNS
2 3 (1.41%) Firewall
2 3 (1.41%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.41%) LDAP
2 3 (1.41%) DHCP
2 3 (1.41%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (0.94%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (0.94%) NAS
3 2 (0.94%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (0.94%) HTTP
3 2 (0.94%) SAN
3 2 (0.94%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (0.94%) Internet
4 1 (0.47%) DVB
4 1 (0.47%) Intranet
4 1 (0.47%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.47%) WAN
4 1 (0.47%) SSH
4 1 (0.47%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.47%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (14.08%) SQL Server
2 25 (11.74%) Relational Database
3 19 (8.92%) Oracle Database
4 15 (7.04%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (5.63%) MySQL
6 11 (5.16%) Big Data
7 10 (4.69%) Hadoop
8 9 (4.23%) MongoDB
9 8 (3.76%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (3.76%) DataStage
10 7 (3.29%) RDBMS
10 7 (3.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (3.29%) NoSQL
11 6 (2.82%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (1.88%) IBM InfoSphere
13 4 (1.88%) Data Mart
13 4 (1.88%) QlikView
14 3 (1.41%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 23 (10.80%) Git (software)
2 18 (8.45%) Subversion
3 12 (5.63%) JIRA
4 10 (4.69%) Mercurial
4 10 (4.69%) Cucumber
5 9 (4.23%) Selenium
6 8 (3.76%) Redmine
6 8 (3.76%) Jenkins
6 8 (3.76%) FogBugz
6 8 (3.76%) Trac
6 8 (3.76%) Rational Performance Tester
6 8 (3.76%) LoadRunner
7 7 (3.29%) Xcode
7 7 (3.29%) Maven
8 6 (2.82%) JMeter
9 5 (2.35%) Visual Studio
9 5 (2.35%) WebDriver
9 5 (2.35%) Jasmine
10 4 (1.88%) MSBuild
10 4 (1.88%) Mocha
General
1 57 (26.76%) Finance
2 49 (23.00%) Banking
3 39 (18.31%) Investment Banking
4 29 (13.62%) Front Office
5 7 (3.29%) Marketing
6 5 (2.35%) Games
7 4 (1.88%) Legal
8 3 (1.41%) Advertising
8 3 (1.41%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.94%) Billing
9 2 (0.94%) Retail
9 2 (0.94%) Back Office
10 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.47%) Electronics
10 1 (0.47%) French Language
10 1 (0.47%) German Language
10 1 (0.47%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.47%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 126 (59.15%) Developer
2 19 (8.92%) Java Developer
2 19 (8.92%) Analyst
3 18 (8.45%) Quantitative Developer
4 17 (7.98%) C++ Developer
5 16 (7.51%) Tester
6 15 (7.04%) C++ Quantitative Developer
7 14 (6.57%) iOS Developer
8 12 (5.63%) C# Developer
9 10 (4.69%) Performance Tester
9 10 (4.69%) PHP Developer
10 9 (4.23%) Senior Developer
10 9 (4.23%) Architect
10 9 (4.23%) SQL Developer
11 8 (3.76%) PHP MySQL Developer
12 6 (2.82%) Software Engineer
13 5 (2.35%) Junior
13 5 (2.35%) Test Manager
13 5 (2.35%) Data Architect
14 4 (1.88%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (18.31%) HTML
2 35 (16.43%) XML
3 34 (15.96%) Web Services
4 29 (13.62%) CSS
5 23 (10.80%) .NET
6 17 (7.98%) JSON
7 16 (7.51%) Spring
8 13 (6.10%) HTML5
9 12 (5.63%) XHTML
9 12 (5.63%) Hibernate
10 10 (4.69%) XSL
11 9 (4.23%) AngularJS
12 8 (3.76%) WPF
12 8 (3.76%) J2EE
13 7 (3.29%) REST
14 6 (2.82%) Ajax
14 6 (2.82%) WCF
14 6 (2.82%) jQuery
14 6 (2.82%) ASP.NET
15 5 (2.35%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.21%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (11.27%) Mathematics
3 18 (8.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 16 (7.51%) Data Structures
4 16 (7.51%) Algorithms
5 13 (6.10%) User Experience
5 13 (6.10%) Mobile App
6 10 (4.69%) Physics
6 10 (4.69%) Management Information System
7 9 (4.23%) Social Network
8 8 (3.76%) Fixed Income
9 7 (3.29%) Market Risk
9 7 (3.29%) iPhone
10 6 (2.82%) Open Source
10 6 (2.82%) Data Integration
10 6 (2.82%) Data Extraction
11 5 (2.35%) Equities
11 5 (2.35%) Derivative
11 5 (2.35%) Statistics
11 5 (2.35%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 59 (27.70%) Linux
2 35 (16.43%) Windows
3 25 (11.74%) UNIX
4 20 (9.39%) Apple iOS
5 10 (4.69%) Android
6 3 (1.41%) Windows Phone
6 3 (1.41%) Windows Phone 8
7 2 (0.94%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.94%) Solaris
8 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.47%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.47%) Windows Phone 7
8 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (28.17%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (24.88%) OO
3 49 (23.00%) Software Engineering
4 39 (18.31%) Analytics
5 27 (12.68%) Project Management
6 25 (11.74%) TDD
7 23 (10.80%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (9.39%) Scrum
9 19 (8.92%) MVC
10 18 (8.45%) BDD
11 17 (7.98%) Validation
12 16 (7.51%) iOS Development
13 15 (7.04%) Test Automation
13 15 (7.04%) OOP
13 15 (7.04%) Data Modelling
13 15 (7.04%) ETL
13 15 (7.04%) Business Intelligence
14 13 (6.10%) E-Commerce
15 12 (5.63%) Load Testing
15 12 (5.63%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 67 (31.46%) SQL
2 57 (26.76%) Java
3 51 (23.94%) C#
4 37 (17.37%) C++
4 37 (17.37%) JavaScript
5 31 (14.55%) Python
6 19 (8.92%) Perl
7 16 (7.51%) Shell Script
7 16 (7.51%) PHP
8 15 (7.04%) Objective-C
9 13 (6.10%) Ruby
10 12 (5.63%) Scala
11 11 (5.16%) VBA
12 10 (4.69%) PHP5
12 10 (4.69%) PL/SQL
13 8 (3.76%) C
14 7 (3.29%) T-SQL
15 4 (1.88%) PowerShell
16 3 (1.41%) XAML
16 3 (1.41%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 161 (75.59%) Degree
2 22 (10.33%) ISTQB
3 21 (9.86%) ISEB
4 12 (5.63%) Security Cleared
5 11 (5.16%) SC Cleared
6 7 (3.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (3.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (2.82%) CISSP
8 4 (1.88%) PhD
9 3 (1.41%) MCSA
9 3 (1.41%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.94%) MCTS
10 2 (0.94%) A+ Certification
10 2 (0.94%) CCNA
10 2 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.94%) CISA
10 2 (0.94%) CISM
11 1 (0.47%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.47%) MCSE
11 1 (0.47%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (10.80%) QA
2 6 (2.82%) SLA
3 4 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.41%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (1.88%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.94%) Docker
2 2 (0.94%) NFS
3 1 (0.47%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.47%) Snort
3 1 (0.47%) Nmap
3 1 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.47%) Postfix
3 1 (0.47%) Varnish
3 1 (0.47%) HDFS
3 1 (0.47%) Platform Symphony
3 1 (0.47%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 3 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.94%) Oozie
2 2 (0.94%) Puppet
2 2 (0.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (0.94%) ZENworks
3 1 (0.47%) Nagios
3 1 (0.47%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (0.47%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 31 (14.55%) Oracle
2 30 (14.08%) Microsoft
3 12 (5.63%) HP
4 9 (4.23%) Teradata
4 9 (4.23%) IBM
5 8 (3.76%) Zend
5 8 (3.76%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (2.82%) Cisco
6 6 (2.82%) Sybase
7 5 (2.35%) Informatica
7 5 (2.35%) Adobe
8 4 (1.88%) Tableau
8 4 (1.88%) Ab Initio
9 3 (1.41%) Juniper
9 3 (1.41%) Trillium
9 3 (1.41%) DataFlux
9 3 (1.41%) EPiServer
9 3 (1.41%) Datanomic
10 2 (0.94%) Talend
10 2 (0.94%) Bomgar
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £550.00 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £495 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Yoh Company
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £380 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £680.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £100 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
City, London
Truphone
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £325.00 - £359.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago