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 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 105 95 139
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +44
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 96 155 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.63% 2.11% 1.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.47% 6.47% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 119 63
Average daily rate
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£425 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+46.15% -13.33%
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
1754 2396 2514
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.77% 32.56% 32.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1221 1747 1903
Average daily rate £475 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £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 42 61 57
Average hourly rate £17.68 £19.50 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.32% -1.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.05 £45.60 £32.58
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 August 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 22 August 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.

1 169 (69.55%) Degree
2 70 (28.81%) Java
3 67 (27.57%) SQL
4 62 (25.51%) Linux
4 62 (25.51%) Finance
5 57 (23.46%) Software Engineering
6 55 (22.63%) C#
7 52 (21.40%) Banking
8 48 (19.75%) OO
9 42 (17.28%) Windows
9 42 (17.28%) HTML
10 40 (16.46%) Python
11 39 (16.05%) ISEB
11 39 (16.05%) C++
11 39 (16.05%) SQL Server
11 39 (16.05%) Agile Software Development
11 39 (16.05%) Investment Banking
11 39 (16.05%) ISTQB
11 39 (16.05%) Analytics
12 37 (15.23%) JavaScript
13 36 (14.81%) Oracle
14 35 (14.40%) XML
15 32 (13.17%) Web Services
15 32 (13.17%) Front Office
15 32 (13.17%) Relational Database
16 31 (12.76%) Microsoft
17 30 (12.35%) CSS
18 29 (11.93%) QA
18 29 (11.93%) Git (software)
19 28 (11.52%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 12 (4.94%) Apache
2 7 (2.88%) SAS
2 7 (2.88%) Node.js
3 6 (2.47%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.47%) Joomla!
4 5 (2.06%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.06%) CMS
5 4 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (1.65%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (1.65%) Confluence
5 4 (1.65%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.23%) Oracle Service Bus
6 3 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.23%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.23%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.82%) IIS
8 1 (0.41%) nginx
8 1 (0.41%) Drupal
8 1 (0.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 17 (7.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.47%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.06%) MS Office
4 2 (0.82%) PowerPivot
4 2 (0.82%) MS Project
4 2 (0.82%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.41%) Final Cut Pro
5 1 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.41%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.41%) SPSS
5 1 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.41%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (1.23%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.41%) Magento
2 1 (0.41%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.41%) SaaS
1 1 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.88%) Intranet
2 4 (1.65%) Fibre Channel
2 4 (1.65%) SAN
2 4 (1.65%) NAS
3 3 (1.23%) HTTP
3 3 (1.23%) DNS
4 2 (0.82%) Internet
4 2 (0.82%) Firewall
4 2 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (0.82%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.82%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.41%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.41%) Network Security
5 1 (0.41%) SSH
5 1 (0.41%) WAN
5 1 (0.41%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.41%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (16.05%) SQL Server
2 32 (13.17%) Relational Database
3 25 (10.29%) Oracle Database
4 21 (8.64%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (7.00%) Big Data
6 14 (5.76%) Oracle Database 11g
7 13 (5.35%) Hadoop
8 12 (4.94%) MySQL
9 11 (4.53%) MongoDB
10 10 (4.12%) Apache Cassandra
10 10 (4.12%) NoSQL
11 9 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (3.29%) RDBMS
12 8 (3.29%) DataStage
12 8 (3.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (2.06%) OLTP
13 5 (2.06%) Apache Hive
13 5 (2.06%) Oracle ODI
14 4 (1.65%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 29 (11.93%) Git (software)
2 24 (9.88%) Selenium
3 21 (8.64%) WebDriver
4 18 (7.41%) Subversion
5 11 (4.53%) JIRA
5 11 (4.53%) Jenkins
6 10 (4.12%) Cucumber
7 9 (3.70%) Mercurial
8 8 (3.29%) LoadRunner
8 8 (3.29%) Rational Performance Tester
9 7 (2.88%) Visual Studio
9 7 (2.88%) Xcode
9 7 (2.88%) Redmine
9 7 (2.88%) FogBugz
9 7 (2.88%) Trac
10 6 (2.47%) JMeter
10 6 (2.47%) Maven
11 5 (2.06%) TeamCity
12 4 (1.65%) Jasmine
13 3 (1.23%) Mocha
General
1 62 (25.51%) Finance
2 52 (21.40%) Banking
3 39 (16.05%) Investment Banking
4 32 (13.17%) Front Office
5 14 (5.76%) Retail
6 8 (3.29%) Marketing
7 6 (2.47%) Financial Institution
8 5 (2.06%) Billing
8 5 (2.06%) Games
9 4 (1.65%) Back Office
9 4 (1.65%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.65%) Legal
10 3 (1.23%) Advertising
10 3 (1.23%) Publishing
11 1 (0.41%) French Language
11 1 (0.41%) German Language
11 1 (0.41%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.41%) International Banking
11 1 (0.41%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 139 (57.20%) Developer
2 25 (10.29%) Analyst
3 19 (7.82%) Java Developer
3 19 (7.82%) C++ Developer
3 19 (7.82%) Quantitative Developer
4 18 (7.41%) Tester
4 18 (7.41%) C++ Quantitative Developer
5 13 (5.35%) iOS Developer
6 11 (4.53%) SQL Developer
6 11 (4.53%) Architect
7 10 (4.12%) Performance Tester
7 10 (4.12%) PHP Developer
8 9 (3.70%) Test Analyst
8 9 (3.70%) Senior Developer
9 8 (3.29%) C# Developer
10 7 (2.88%) PHP MySQL Developer
11 6 (2.47%) Consultant
11 6 (2.47%) Data Architect
11 6 (2.47%) Automation Test Analyst
11 6 (2.47%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (17.28%) HTML
2 35 (14.40%) XML
3 32 (13.17%) Web Services
4 30 (12.35%) CSS
5 23 (9.47%) .NET
6 16 (6.58%) JSON
6 16 (6.58%) HTML5
7 13 (5.35%) Spring
7 13 (5.35%) Hibernate
8 12 (4.94%) XSL
8 12 (4.94%) XHTML
9 8 (3.29%) REST
9 8 (3.29%) J2EE
9 8 (3.29%) ASP.NET
9 8 (3.29%) Ajax
9 8 (3.29%) jQuery
10 7 (2.88%) XSD
10 7 (2.88%) AngularJS
11 6 (2.47%) XSLT
11 6 (2.47%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 24 (9.88%) Mathematics
2 13 (5.35%) Management Information System
3 12 (4.94%) Mobile App
4 11 (4.53%) Economics
5 10 (4.12%) Physics
6 9 (3.70%) Social Network
7 7 (2.88%) Market Risk
7 7 (2.88%) Data Extraction
7 7 (2.88%) iPhone
7 7 (2.88%) Derivative
7 7 (2.88%) Statistics
7 7 (2.88%) Fixed Income
8 6 (2.47%) E-Learning
8 6 (2.47%) Data Integration
9 5 (2.06%) Hedge funds
9 5 (2.06%) Open Source
9 5 (2.06%) Equities
9 5 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.65%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 62 (25.51%) Linux
2 42 (17.28%) Windows
3 28 (11.52%) UNIX
4 20 (8.23%) Apple iOS
5 9 (3.70%) Android
6 3 (1.23%) Windows Phone 8
6 3 (1.23%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.82%) Solaris
7 2 (0.82%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.41%) Windows Phone 7
8 1 (0.41%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.41%) HPUX
8 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.41%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (23.46%) Software Engineering
2 48 (19.75%) OO
3 39 (16.05%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (16.05%) Analytics
4 27 (11.11%) Project Management
5 26 (10.70%) E-Commerce
6 21 (8.64%) ETL
6 21 (8.64%) Scrum
6 21 (8.64%) TDD
6 21 (8.64%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (7.82%) Validation
8 18 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
9 16 (6.58%) MVC
9 16 (6.58%) Test Automation
9 16 (6.58%) BDD
9 16 (6.58%) iOS Development
10 15 (6.17%) OOP
10 15 (6.17%) Data Modelling
10 15 (6.17%) Business Intelligence
11 14 (5.76%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 70 (28.81%) Java
2 67 (27.57%) SQL
3 55 (22.63%) C#
4 40 (16.46%) Python
5 39 (16.05%) C++
6 37 (15.23%) JavaScript
7 26 (10.70%) Perl
8 17 (7.00%) Shell Script
9 16 (6.58%) PHP
10 15 (6.17%) Ruby
10 15 (6.17%) Objective-C
11 13 (5.35%) PL/SQL
12 12 (4.94%) Scala
13 11 (4.53%) PHP5
14 10 (4.12%) VBA
14 10 (4.12%) C
15 9 (3.70%) T-SQL
16 4 (1.65%) R
17 3 (1.23%) PowerShell
18 2 (0.82%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 169 (69.55%) Degree
2 39 (16.05%) ISEB
2 39 (16.05%) ISTQB
3 9 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (3.29%) CISA
4 8 (3.29%) CISM
4 8 (3.29%) CISSP
4 8 (3.29%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.29%) Security Cleared
5 7 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (2.88%) PhD
6 4 (1.65%) Sun Certification
7 3 (1.23%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (1.23%) CCNA
7 3 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.23%) MCSA
8 2 (0.82%) A+ Certification
8 2 (0.82%) MCTS
9 1 (0.41%) NCDA
9 1 (0.41%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (11.93%) QA
2 6 (2.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.23%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.82%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.65%) NFS
2 2 (0.82%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.41%) Varnish
3 1 (0.41%) Postfix
3 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.41%) Snort
3 1 (0.41%) Nmap
3 1 (0.41%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.41%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.41%) Docker
3 1 (0.41%) HDFS
3 1 (0.41%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 3 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.82%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (0.82%) ZENworks
2 2 (0.82%) Puppet
3 1 (0.41%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.41%) Nagios
3 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.41%) Oozie
Vendors
1 36 (14.81%) Oracle
2 31 (12.76%) Microsoft
3 12 (4.94%) HP
4 9 (3.70%) Teradata
5 8 (3.29%) IBM
5 8 (3.29%) Zend
6 7 (2.88%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (2.47%) Informatica
8 5 (2.06%) Cisco
8 5 (2.06%) Adobe
8 5 (2.06%) Sybase
8 5 (2.06%) Tableau
9 4 (1.65%) Splunk
9 4 (1.65%) Ab Initio
9 4 (1.65%) NetApp
10 3 (1.23%) EPiServer
10 3 (1.23%) DataFlux
10 3 (1.23%) Trillium
10 3 (1.23%) Talend
10 3 (1.23%) Datanomic
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