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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 108 80 131
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +51
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 103 174 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.72% 2.39% 1.32%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.97% 6.30% 3.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 134 73
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £258 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +23.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £16.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+23.43% -56.75%
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
2072 2762 2679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 34.63% 37.99% 37.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1565 2082 1977
Average daily rate £466 £475 £498
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -4.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 52 66
Average hourly rate £16.00 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.94% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.50 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £32.75 £41.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%

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 24 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 24 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 (76.67%) Degree
2 72 (34.29%) SQL
3 65 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (27.62%) Finance
5 54 (25.71%) Linux
5 54 (25.71%) OO
6 51 (24.29%) Java
7 50 (23.81%) C#
8 48 (22.86%) Software Engineering
9 46 (21.90%) Banking
10 43 (20.48%) C++
11 42 (20.00%) HTML
11 42 (20.00%) Analytics
12 41 (19.52%) JavaScript
13 38 (18.10%) Web Services
13 38 (18.10%) Investment Banking
14 35 (16.67%) Windows
15 33 (15.71%) XML
16 31 (14.76%) Analytical Skills
17 30 (14.29%) Python
18 29 (13.81%) Oracle
18 29 (13.81%) CSS
18 29 (13.81%) Front Office
18 29 (13.81%) Relational Database
19 28 (13.33%) SQL Server
19 28 (13.33%) Microsoft
19 28 (13.33%) Mathematics
20 26 (12.38%) UNIX
21 25 (11.90%) .NET
21 25 (11.90%) Git (software)

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 15 (7.14%) Apache
2 9 (4.29%) SharePoint
3 7 (3.33%) SAS
3 7 (3.33%) Node.js
4 6 (2.86%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.90%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (1.90%) IIS
7 3 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.95%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.95%) Confluence
8 2 (0.95%) JBoss
8 2 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.48%) Apache ServiceMix
9 1 (0.48%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.48%) AquaLogic
9 1 (0.48%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.48%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.48%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 20 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.33%) MS Visio
2 7 (3.33%) MS Office
3 5 (2.38%) MS Project
4 2 (0.95%) Final Cut Pro
4 2 (0.95%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.48%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.48%) SPSS
5 1 (0.48%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.48%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) RMDS
1 1 (0.48%) Cordys
1 1 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.48%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.95%) GitHub
3 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.90%) TCP/IP
1 4 (1.90%) DNS
1 4 (1.90%) Firewall
2 3 (1.43%) HTTP
2 3 (1.43%) LDAP
2 3 (1.43%) DHCP
2 3 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (0.95%) WAN
3 2 (0.95%) Internet
4 1 (0.48%) DVB
4 1 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.48%) Wireless
4 1 (0.48%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (0.48%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.48%) LAN
4 1 (0.48%) SAN
4 1 (0.48%) Intranet
4 1 (0.48%) NAS
4 1 (0.48%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.48%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (13.81%) Relational Database
2 28 (13.33%) SQL Server
3 16 (7.62%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (7.62%) Oracle Database
4 14 (6.67%) MySQL
4 14 (6.67%) Hadoop
5 10 (4.76%) Big Data
6 8 (3.81%) MongoDB
6 8 (3.81%) RDBMS
6 8 (3.81%) DataStage
7 7 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (2.86%) QlikView
8 6 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (2.38%) DB2
9 5 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (2.38%) NoSQL
10 4 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.90%) Data Mart
10 4 (1.90%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 25 (11.90%) Git (software)
2 17 (8.10%) Subversion
3 12 (5.71%) JIRA
3 12 (5.71%) Cucumber
4 11 (5.24%) Selenium
5 10 (4.76%) Mercurial
5 10 (4.76%) Jenkins
6 9 (4.29%) Xcode
7 8 (3.81%) FogBugz
7 8 (3.81%) Trac
7 8 (3.81%) Redmine
8 6 (2.86%) WebDriver
8 6 (2.86%) Toad
8 6 (2.86%) Maven
9 5 (2.38%) Jasmine
10 4 (1.90%) MSBuild
10 4 (1.90%) Mocha
10 4 (1.90%) JUnit
10 4 (1.90%) Visual Studio
11 3 (1.43%) Eclipse
General
1 58 (27.62%) Finance
2 46 (21.90%) Banking
3 38 (18.10%) Investment Banking
4 29 (13.81%) Front Office
5 12 (5.71%) Marketing
6 7 (3.33%) Games
7 4 (1.90%) Legal
8 3 (1.43%) Advertising
8 3 (1.43%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.95%) Back Office
9 2 (0.95%) Retail
9 2 (0.95%) Billing
10 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.48%) International Banking
10 1 (0.48%) French Language
10 1 (0.48%) German Language
10 1 (0.48%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 127 (60.48%) Developer
2 19 (9.05%) Quantitative Developer
3 18 (8.57%) Analyst
4 16 (7.62%) Java Developer
4 16 (7.62%) C++ Developer
5 14 (6.67%) C++ Quantitative Developer
5 14 (6.67%) iOS Developer
6 13 (6.19%) C# Developer
7 11 (5.24%) Architect
8 10 (4.76%) PHP Developer
9 9 (4.29%) Tester
9 9 (4.29%) SQL Developer
10 8 (3.81%) PHP MySQL Developer
11 7 (3.33%) Software Engineer
11 7 (3.33%) Senior Developer
12 6 (2.86%) Junior
12 6 (2.86%) Android Developer
12 6 (2.86%) Data Analyst
13 5 (2.38%) Test Manager
13 5 (2.38%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (20.00%) HTML
2 38 (18.10%) Web Services
3 33 (15.71%) XML
4 29 (13.81%) CSS
5 25 (11.90%) .NET
6 16 (7.62%) JSON
7 13 (6.19%) Spring
7 13 (6.19%) HTML5
8 12 (5.71%) XHTML
9 10 (4.76%) XSL
9 10 (4.76%) REST
10 9 (4.29%) AngularJS
10 9 (4.29%) Hibernate
11 8 (3.81%) WPF
12 7 (3.33%) Ajax
13 6 (2.86%) Cocoa
13 6 (2.86%) J2EE
13 6 (2.86%) WCF
13 6 (2.86%) Cocoa Touch
14 5 (2.38%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 31 (14.76%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (13.33%) Mathematics
3 20 (9.52%) User Experience
4 15 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 14 (6.67%) Data Structures
5 14 (6.67%) Algorithms
5 14 (6.67%) Mobile App
6 11 (5.24%) Physics
7 10 (4.76%) iPhone
8 8 (3.81%) Data Extraction
8 8 (3.81%) Management Information System
8 8 (3.81%) Fixed Income
9 7 (3.33%) Market Risk
9 7 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (3.33%) iPad
10 6 (2.86%) Data Integration
10 6 (2.86%) Open Source
10 6 (2.86%) Equities
11 5 (2.38%) Derivative
11 5 (2.38%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 54 (25.71%) Linux
2 35 (16.67%) Windows
3 26 (12.38%) UNIX
4 20 (9.52%) Apple iOS
5 12 (5.71%) Android
6 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.95%) Windows Phone 8
6 2 (0.95%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.48%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.48%) Solaris
7 1 (0.48%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (25.71%) OO
3 48 (22.86%) Software Engineering
4 42 (20.00%) Analytics
5 23 (10.95%) TDD
5 23 (10.95%) Scrum
6 22 (10.48%) Project Management
7 21 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (9.05%) Business Intelligence
8 19 (9.05%) MVC
8 19 (9.05%) Validation
9 17 (8.10%) iOS Development
10 16 (7.62%) BDD
10 16 (7.62%) Data Modelling
11 15 (7.14%) E-Commerce
11 15 (7.14%) ETL
12 13 (6.19%) OOP
12 13 (6.19%) Test Automation
13 12 (5.71%) Multithreading
13 12 (5.71%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 72 (34.29%) SQL
2 51 (24.29%) Java
3 50 (23.81%) C#
4 43 (20.48%) C++
5 41 (19.52%) JavaScript
6 30 (14.29%) Python
7 16 (7.62%) Shell Script
7 16 (7.62%) Perl
7 16 (7.62%) PHP
8 14 (6.67%) Objective-C
9 12 (5.71%) Scala
9 12 (5.71%) VBA
10 11 (5.24%) Ruby
11 10 (4.76%) PHP5
12 9 (4.29%) PL/SQL
13 6 (2.86%) C
14 5 (2.38%) T-SQL
15 4 (1.90%) Bash Shell
15 4 (1.90%) Groovy
16 3 (1.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 161 (76.67%) Degree
2 13 (6.19%) ISTQB
3 12 (5.71%) ISEB
4 7 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (2.86%) CISSP
6 4 (1.90%) PhD
6 4 (1.90%) Security Cleared
7 3 (1.43%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.43%) MCSA
7 3 (1.43%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.95%) CEH
8 2 (0.95%) MCTS
8 2 (0.95%) MCSE
8 2 (0.95%) CISM
8 2 (0.95%) GWAPT
9 1 (0.48%) BICSI Certification
9 1 (0.48%) BICSI RCDD
9 1 (0.48%) NCDA
9 1 (0.48%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (9.05%) QA
2 8 (3.81%) SLA
3 4 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.43%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (1.90%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.95%) Nmap
2 2 (0.95%) Docker
3 1 (0.48%) HDFS
3 1 (0.48%) NFS
3 1 (0.48%) XenServer
3 1 (0.48%) Varnish
3 1 (0.48%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.48%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 3 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (1.43%) Puppet
2 2 (0.95%) Oozie
2 2 (0.95%) Nagios
2 2 (0.95%) Nessus
3 1 (0.48%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (0.48%) Cacti
3 1 (0.48%) ZENworks
3 1 (0.48%) SmokePing
3 1 (0.48%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 29 (13.81%) Oracle
2 28 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 9 (4.29%) IBM
3 9 (4.29%) Teradata
4 8 (3.81%) Zend
4 8 (3.81%) Tableau
4 8 (3.81%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (3.33%) Cisco
6 6 (2.86%) Sybase
7 5 (2.38%) Business Objects
7 5 (2.38%) Adobe
7 5 (2.38%) Informatica
8 4 (1.90%) Ab Initio
8 4 (1.90%) Hortonworks
8 4 (1.90%) HP
9 3 (1.43%) Trillium
9 3 (1.43%) Juniper
9 3 (1.43%) Datanomic
9 3 (1.43%) EPiServer
9 3 (1.43%) DataFlux
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