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 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 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 77 98 150
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +52
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 164 109 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.48% 1.73% 0.88%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.54% 5.52% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 84 43
Average daily rate £450 £500 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £334
% change year-on-year
- -2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 £28.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £33.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%
Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2174 1975 2667
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 32.81% 31.30% 32.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1624 1461 1990
Average daily rate £500 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £348
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 55 81
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £15.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £135.00 £46.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -10.00%
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 16 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Science across the City of London region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Computer Science Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 177 (63.90%) Degree
2 102 (36.82%) Java
3 67 (24.19%) SQL
4 61 (22.02%) C#
5 53 (19.13%) SQL Server
5 53 (19.13%) Finance
6 46 (16.61%) .NET
6 46 (16.61%) Banking
7 42 (15.16%) HTML
8 41 (14.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 41 (14.80%) Software Engineering
9 39 (14.08%) Linux
10 37 (13.36%) JavaScript
11 36 (13.00%) C++
11 36 (13.00%) OO
12 35 (12.64%) Oracle
13 33 (11.91%) Windows
13 33 (11.91%) Python
14 32 (11.55%) ISEB
14 32 (11.55%) UNIX
14 32 (11.55%) ISTQB
15 29 (10.47%) Multithreading
15 29 (10.47%) Front Office
16 28 (10.11%) Perl
16 28 (10.11%) Microsoft
16 28 (10.11%) Relational Database
17 27 (9.75%) Agile Software Development
18 25 (9.03%) Mathematics
18 25 (9.03%) Project Management
19 24 (8.66%) Management Information System

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 8 (2.89%) Apache
2 7 (2.53%) Node.js
2 7 (2.53%) Joomla!
3 6 (2.17%) CMS
3 6 (2.17%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.44%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (1.44%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.44%) SAS
5 4 (1.44%) IIS
5 4 (1.44%) GemFire
5 4 (1.44%) Confluence
6 3 (1.08%) Oracle Service Bus
6 3 (1.08%) nginx
6 3 (1.08%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.72%) Drupal
7 2 (0.72%) Lync
8 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.36%) Adobe CQ
8 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (3.97%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.81%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.08%) MS Office
4 2 (0.72%) QuarkXPress
4 2 (0.72%) FreeHand
4 2 (0.72%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.36%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.36%) MS Project
5 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.36%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.08%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.72%) Magento
3 1 (0.36%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.36%) RMDS
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.36%) Murex MxG2000
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.53%) SaaS
2 2 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.89%) Intranet
2 7 (2.53%) DNS
3 5 (1.81%) Network Security
3 5 (1.81%) Firewall
3 5 (1.81%) Internet
4 4 (1.44%) HTTP
4 4 (1.44%) VPN
4 4 (1.44%) SAN
5 3 (1.08%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (1.08%) NAS
5 3 (1.08%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.08%) SMTP
5 3 (1.08%) IPsec
5 3 (1.08%) PPTP
6 2 (0.72%) DHCP
7 1 (0.36%) HSRP
7 1 (0.36%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.36%) VLAN
7 1 (0.36%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.36%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (19.13%) SQL Server
2 28 (10.11%) Relational Database
3 22 (7.94%) MongoDB
4 18 (6.50%) NoSQL
5 17 (6.14%) MySQL
6 16 (5.78%) Apache Cassandra
6 16 (5.78%) Oracle Database
7 15 (5.42%) Hadoop
7 15 (5.42%) Data Warehouse
8 14 (5.05%) RDBMS
8 14 (5.05%) Big Data
9 12 (4.33%) Oracle Database 11g
9 12 (4.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (3.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (2.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (2.53%) Data Mining
14 5 (1.81%) Apache Hive
14 5 (1.81%) CouchDB
15 4 (1.44%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 22 (7.94%) Selenium
2 20 (7.22%) WebDriver
3 12 (4.33%) Git (software)
4 10 (3.61%) JIRA
4 10 (3.61%) Jenkins
5 9 (3.25%) LoadRunner
6 8 (2.89%) Rational Performance Tester
7 7 (2.53%) Cucumber
8 6 (2.17%) Subversion
9 5 (1.81%) JMeter
10 4 (1.44%) PowerDesigner
10 4 (1.44%) Visual Studio
10 4 (1.44%) TeamCity
11 3 (1.08%) Maven
11 3 (1.08%) Dreamweaver
11 3 (1.08%) Xcode
12 2 (0.72%) JUnit
12 2 (0.72%) NUnit
12 2 (0.72%) eggPlant
12 2 (0.72%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 53 (19.13%) Finance
2 46 (16.61%) Banking
3 29 (10.47%) Front Office
4 21 (7.58%) Investment Banking
5 13 (4.69%) Retail
6 8 (2.89%) Financial Institution
7 7 (2.53%) Marketing
7 7 (2.53%) Games
8 6 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (1.44%) Electronics
9 4 (1.44%) Publishing
10 3 (1.08%) Billing
10 3 (1.08%) Advertising
10 3 (1.08%) Back Office
11 2 (0.72%) Legal
11 2 (0.72%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.36%) Interactive Media
12 1 (0.36%) International Banking
12 1 (0.36%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.36%) German Language
Job Titles
1 118 (42.60%) Developer
2 24 (8.66%) Analyst
3 19 (6.86%) Tester
4 17 (6.14%) Software Engineer
5 16 (5.78%) Java Developer
6 15 (5.42%) C++ Developer
7 13 (4.69%) Scala Developer
7 13 (4.69%) Senior Developer
8 12 (4.33%) C# Developer
9 9 (3.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (3.25%) Consultant
9 9 (3.25%) Business Analyst
10 8 (2.89%) Test Analyst
10 8 (2.89%) Performance Tester
10 8 (2.89%) C# Software Engineer
11 7 (2.53%) SQL Developer
11 7 (2.53%) Quantitative Developer
11 7 (2.53%) Architect
11 7 (2.53%) Project Manager
12 6 (2.17%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (16.61%) .NET
2 42 (15.16%) HTML
3 24 (8.66%) Web Services
4 20 (7.22%) XML
4 20 (7.22%) HTML5
5 19 (6.86%) jQuery
6 18 (6.50%) CSS
7 14 (5.05%) ASP.NET
7 14 (5.05%) Spring
8 13 (4.69%) Play Framework
8 13 (4.69%) Akka
9 11 (3.97%) J2EE
9 11 (3.97%) Hibernate
10 10 (3.61%) JSON
10 10 (3.61%) Ajax
10 10 (3.61%) CSS3
11 9 (3.25%) AngularJS
11 9 (3.25%) .NET Framework
12 8 (2.89%) Backbone.js
13 7 (2.53%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 41 (14.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 25 (9.03%) Mathematics
3 24 (8.66%) Management Information System
4 19 (6.86%) Derivative
5 13 (4.69%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (3.97%) Open Source
6 11 (3.97%) Machine Learning
6 11 (3.97%) Physics
7 9 (3.25%) Statistics
7 9 (3.25%) Economics
7 9 (3.25%) Fixed Income
8 8 (2.89%) Social Network
9 7 (2.53%) Visualisation
9 7 (2.53%) Hedge funds
9 7 (2.53%) Market Risk
9 7 (2.53%) Equities
10 6 (2.17%) E-Learning
10 6 (2.17%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.81%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (1.81%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 39 (14.08%) Linux
2 33 (11.91%) Windows
3 32 (11.55%) UNIX
4 12 (4.33%) Apple iOS
5 10 (3.61%) Android
6 5 (1.81%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.81%) Solaris
7 3 (1.08%) CentOS
7 3 (1.08%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.72%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.36%) Windows Phone 7
9 1 (0.36%) bada
9 1 (0.36%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (0.36%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.36%) AIX
9 1 (0.36%) HPUX
9 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.36%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (14.80%) Software Engineering
2 36 (13.00%) OO
3 29 (10.47%) Multithreading
4 27 (9.75%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (9.03%) Project Management
6 24 (8.66%) Analytics
7 21 (7.58%) OOP
8 20 (7.22%) Data Management
8 20 (7.22%) Low Latency
9 19 (6.86%) Continuous Improvement
9 19 (6.86%) E-Commerce
10 18 (6.50%) ETL
11 16 (5.78%) OOD
12 15 (5.42%) Performance Tuning
12 15 (5.42%) TDD
12 15 (5.42%) MVC
12 15 (5.42%) Migration
12 15 (5.42%) Scrum
13 14 (5.05%) Risk Management
14 13 (4.69%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 102 (36.82%) Java
2 67 (24.19%) SQL
3 61 (22.02%) C#
4 37 (13.36%) JavaScript
5 36 (13.00%) C++
6 33 (11.91%) Python
7 28 (10.11%) Perl
8 18 (6.50%) Ruby
9 15 (5.42%) Scala
10 13 (4.69%) PowerShell
10 13 (4.69%) PHP
11 10 (3.61%) C
12 9 (3.25%) T-SQL
13 8 (2.89%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.81%) VB
14 5 (1.81%) VB.NET
15 4 (1.44%) Shell Script
15 4 (1.44%) Objective-C
15 4 (1.44%) R
16 3 (1.08%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 177 (63.90%) Degree
2 32 (11.55%) ISEB
2 32 (11.55%) ISTQB
3 9 (3.25%) PhD
4 7 (2.53%) CISSP
5 6 (2.17%) CISA
5 6 (2.17%) CISM
6 5 (1.81%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.81%) Security Cleared
7 4 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.08%) CEH
8 3 (1.08%) CCNA
8 3 (1.08%) Sun Certification
8 3 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.72%) CCNP
9 2 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.72%) HND
9 2 (0.72%) MCSD
10 1 (0.36%) NCDA
10 1 (0.36%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.22%) QA
2 12 (4.33%) SLA
3 6 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.36%) Basel III
4 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.36%) EMIR
4 1 (0.36%) CRD IV
4 1 (0.36%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.36%) COREP
4 1 (0.36%) FINREP
4 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.44%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.08%) NFS
4 2 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.36%) XenApp
5 1 (0.36%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.36%) Postfix
5 1 (0.36%) SRDF
5 1 (0.36%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (0.36%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.36%) Snort
5 1 (0.36%) Nmap
5 1 (0.36%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.36%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.08%) Puppet
2 3 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.08%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (0.72%) MOM
3 2 (0.72%) SCCM
3 2 (0.72%) SCOM
3 2 (0.72%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.36%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 35 (12.64%) Oracle
2 28 (10.11%) Microsoft
3 12 (4.33%) HP
4 11 (3.97%) Splunk
5 7 (2.53%) VMware
6 4 (1.44%) NetApp
6 4 (1.44%) Cisco
6 4 (1.44%) Citrix
7 3 (1.08%) Tableau
7 3 (1.08%) DataSynapse
7 3 (1.08%) Zend
7 3 (1.08%) Brocade
7 3 (1.08%) EMC
7 3 (1.08%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.08%) Remedy
8 2 (0.72%) TIBCO
8 2 (0.72%) Quark
8 2 (0.72%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (0.72%) Sun
8 2 (0.72%) Adobe
City, London
Vertex Solutions
Rate: £300.00 - £370 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis IT
Rate: £468.00 - £490.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis IT
Rate: £400.00 - £469.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £380 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £350 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £80 - £100 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £42000.00 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Premier Group
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Enterprise Partners
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 22 days ago