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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 116 76 119
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +43
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 79 147 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.46% 2.46% 1.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.12% 6.53% 4.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 120 70
Average daily rate
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£500 £450 £473
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £338 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £648 £650 £578
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £324 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.91% -0.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £32.50 £30.25
% change year-on-year
-3.26% +7.43%
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
1917 2252 2370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 35.33% 37.67% 36.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1497 1736 1782
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 21 54
Average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.30 £15.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £50.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015, 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.

1 152 (77.55%) Degree
2 78 (39.80%) Finance
3 73 (37.24%) SQL
4 71 (36.22%) Java
5 55 (28.06%) Banking
6 50 (25.51%) Mathematics
7 49 (25.00%) UNIX
8 47 (23.98%) C#
9 42 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
10 38 (19.39%) Linux
11 36 (18.37%) Telecoms
12 32 (16.33%) C++
13 30 (15.31%) Data Modelling
14 27 (13.78%) .NET
14 27 (13.78%) Derivative
14 27 (13.78%) Relational Database
15 26 (13.27%) HTML
16 25 (12.76%) SQL Server
16 25 (12.76%) Windows
16 25 (12.76%) OO
17 24 (12.24%) JavaScript
17 24 (12.24%) Oracle
17 24 (12.24%) Microsoft
18 23 (11.73%) Python
18 23 (11.73%) Analytical Skills
19 21 (10.71%) Web Services
19 21 (10.71%) ITIL
19 21 (10.71%) RDBMS
20 19 (9.69%) CSS
20 19 (9.69%) Git (software)

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 12 (6.12%) SAS
2 7 (3.57%) Apache
3 5 (2.55%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.04%) Node.js
5 3 (1.53%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (1.53%) IIS
5 3 (1.53%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.53%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.02%) Umbraco
6 2 (1.02%) CMS
6 2 (1.02%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.02%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.02%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.51%) JBoss
7 1 (0.51%) DNN
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle Spatial
7 1 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.51%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 15 (7.65%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.08%) MS Office
3 7 (3.57%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.53%) MS Project
6 1 (0.51%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.04%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.02%) Radian6
2 2 (1.02%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.51%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.55%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.02%) SaaS
2 2 (1.02%) Heroku
2 2 (1.02%) Force.com
2 2 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.02%) Office 365
3 1 (0.51%) IaaS
3 1 (0.51%) GitHub
3 1 (0.51%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.51%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.10%) TCP/IP
2 8 (4.08%) Firewall
3 5 (2.55%) DNS
3 5 (2.55%) HTTP
3 5 (2.55%) DHCP
4 3 (1.53%) WebEx
4 3 (1.53%) LAN
4 3 (1.53%) Internet
4 3 (1.53%) CTI
4 3 (1.53%) Cisco ICM
5 2 (1.02%) FTP
5 2 (1.02%) LDAP
6 1 (0.51%) HSRP
6 1 (0.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (0.51%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (0.51%) Multicast
6 1 (0.51%) Spanning Tree
6 1 (0.51%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.51%) VPN
6 1 (0.51%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (13.78%) Relational Database
2 25 (12.76%) SQL Server
3 21 (10.71%) RDBMS
4 12 (6.12%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (3.57%) Big Data
6 7 (3.57%) MySQL
7 6 (3.06%) MongoDB
7 6 (3.06%) QlikView
7 6 (3.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (2.55%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (1.53%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.53%) Hadoop
11 2 (1.02%) HBase
11 2 (1.02%) Apache Hive
11 2 (1.02%) NoSQL
11 2 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (1.02%) Star Schema
11 2 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 19 (9.69%) Git (software)
2 15 (7.65%) Subversion
3 9 (4.59%) Jenkins
4 8 (4.08%) JIRA
4 8 (4.08%) Selenium
4 8 (4.08%) Maven
5 7 (3.57%) JUnit
6 6 (3.06%) TestNG
7 5 (2.55%) TeamCity
7 5 (2.55%) WebDriver
7 5 (2.55%) Cucumber
8 4 (2.04%) Hudson
8 4 (2.04%) PHPUnit
8 4 (2.04%) Karma Test Runner
8 4 (2.04%) Jasmine
9 3 (1.53%) Grunt
9 3 (1.53%) Toad
9 3 (1.53%) JMeter
9 3 (1.53%) WebLOAD
9 3 (1.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 78 (39.80%) Finance
2 55 (28.06%) Banking
3 36 (18.37%) Telecoms
4 14 (7.14%) Investment Banking
5 13 (6.63%) Front Office
6 8 (4.08%) Legal
7 7 (3.57%) Marketing
8 4 (2.04%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.53%) Electronics
10 2 (1.02%) German Language
10 2 (1.02%) Back Office
10 2 (1.02%) Advertising
10 2 (1.02%) Publishing
10 2 (1.02%) Games
11 1 (0.51%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.51%) French Language
Job Titles
1 74 (37.76%) Developer
2 40 (20.41%) Analyst
3 29 (14.80%) Programmer
4 20 (10.20%) Analyst Programmer
5 19 (9.69%) Java Programmer
5 19 (9.69%) Java Analyst Programmer
6 13 (6.63%) Java Developer
7 11 (5.61%) Architect
8 9 (4.59%) SQL Developer
8 9 (4.59%) iOS Developer
9 8 (4.08%) C++ Developer
9 8 (4.08%) Support Engineer
9 8 (4.08%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (3.57%) Senior Developer
10 7 (3.57%) Technical Support
10 7 (3.57%) Technical Support Engineer
10 7 (3.57%) Technical Engineer
11 6 (3.06%) C# Developer
11 6 (3.06%) Business Analyst
12 5 (2.55%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (13.78%) .NET
2 26 (13.27%) HTML
3 21 (10.71%) Web Services
4 19 (9.69%) CSS
5 16 (8.16%) XML
6 14 (7.14%) REST
7 11 (5.61%) JSON
8 10 (5.10%) ASP.NET
8 10 (5.10%) AngularJS
9 9 (4.59%) FIX Protocol
9 9 (4.59%) WPF
9 9 (4.59%) HTML5
10 7 (3.57%) SOAP
10 7 (3.57%) jQuery
10 7 (3.57%) CSS3
11 6 (3.06%) Hibernate
12 5 (2.55%) Spring
12 5 (2.55%) Symfony
12 5 (2.55%) Backbone.js
13 4 (2.04%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 50 (25.51%) Mathematics
2 27 (13.78%) Derivative
3 23 (11.73%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.61%) User Experience
5 9 (4.59%) Management Information System
5 9 (4.59%) Spread Betting
5 9 (4.59%) Physics
5 9 (4.59%) Statistics
6 8 (4.08%) Data Structures
7 7 (3.57%) Algorithms
8 6 (3.06%) Open Source
8 6 (3.06%) Credit Risk
9 5 (2.55%) Data Extraction
10 4 (2.04%) Social Media
10 4 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (2.04%) Mobile App
11 3 (1.53%) Thin Client
11 3 (1.53%) Blackberry
11 3 (1.53%) Fat Client
12 2 (1.02%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 49 (25.00%) UNIX
2 38 (19.39%) Linux
3 25 (12.76%) Windows
4 15 (7.65%) Apple iOS
5 11 (5.61%) Solaris
6 7 (3.57%) Android
7 2 (1.02%) AIX
8 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.51%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (15.31%) Data Modelling
3 25 (12.76%) OO
4 21 (10.71%) ITIL
5 18 (9.18%) Analytics
6 17 (8.67%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (8.67%) Software Engineering
7 16 (8.16%) OOP
7 16 (8.16%) Service Management
7 16 (8.16%) Project Management
8 14 (7.14%) Low Latency
9 13 (6.63%) TDD
9 13 (6.63%) Waterfall
10 12 (6.12%) iOS Development
11 11 (5.61%) MVC
11 11 (5.61%) BDD
12 10 (5.10%) Data Analysis
12 10 (5.10%) Risk Management
13 9 (4.59%) Unit Testing
14 8 (4.08%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (37.24%) SQL
2 71 (36.22%) Java
3 47 (23.98%) C#
4 32 (16.33%) C++
5 24 (12.24%) JavaScript
6 23 (11.73%) Python
7 11 (5.61%) PHP
8 10 (5.10%) PL/SQL
9 7 (3.57%) T-SQL
9 7 (3.57%) Shell Script
9 7 (3.57%) Scala
10 6 (3.06%) R
10 6 (3.06%) PHP5
10 6 (3.06%) Perl
11 4 (2.04%) Bash Shell
11 4 (2.04%) Objective-C
11 4 (2.04%) C
12 3 (1.53%) Ruby
12 3 (1.53%) Groovy
12 3 (1.53%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 152 (77.55%) Degree
2 7 (3.57%) ISEB
2 7 (3.57%) ISTQB
3 5 (2.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (2.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.04%) MCSE
5 3 (1.53%) PhD
5 3 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.53%) CISSP
5 3 (1.53%) MCTS
6 2 (1.02%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (1.02%) MBA
6 2 (1.02%) CISA
6 2 (1.02%) CISM
6 2 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.02%) PMP
6 2 (1.02%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.51%) MCP
7 1 (0.51%) MCSD
7 1 (0.51%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.67%) QA
2 4 (2.04%) SLA
3 3 (1.53%) COBIT
4 2 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.02%) COREP
4 2 (1.02%) FINREP
5 1 (0.51%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.51%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.51%) Basel II
5 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.51%) COSO
System Software
1 9 (4.59%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.51%) Docker
2 1 (0.51%) ISA Server
2 1 (0.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 6 (3.06%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.55%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.04%) yum
4 3 (1.53%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (1.53%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (1.02%) Puppet
5 2 (1.02%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.51%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.51%) Control-M
6 1 (0.51%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 24 (12.24%) Oracle
1 24 (12.24%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.10%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (3.06%) Splunk
3 6 (3.06%) HP
3 6 (3.06%) SAP
4 5 (2.55%) Sybase
5 4 (2.04%) Remedy
5 4 (2.04%) Citrix
5 4 (2.04%) Cisco
5 4 (2.04%) Fidessa
5 4 (2.04%) BMC
6 3 (1.53%) MobileIron
6 3 (1.53%) Marketo
6 3 (1.53%) Informatica
6 3 (1.53%) Zend
6 3 (1.53%) EPiServer
7 2 (1.02%) Google
7 2 (1.02%) Conga
7 2 (1.02%) WorldPay
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