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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 95 91 142
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +51
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 103 139 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.80% 1.95% 1.02%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.81% 5.95% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 106 50
Average daily rate
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£443 £460 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.69% +8.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £32.50 £33.25
% change year-on-year
+46.15% -2.25%
Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1773 2338 2491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 30.96% 32.88% 31.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1285 1711 1909
Average daily rate £475 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £313 £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 38 60 49
Average hourly rate £20.19 £22.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.27% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.10 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.60 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -16.00%
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 22 July 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 July 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.

1 184 (69.17%) Degree
2 88 (33.08%) Java
3 67 (25.19%) SQL
4 60 (22.56%) Linux
5 57 (21.43%) C#
5 57 (21.43%) Finance
6 56 (21.05%) Software Engineering
7 53 (19.92%) Banking
8 47 (17.67%) Python
9 44 (16.54%) OO
10 43 (16.17%) Windows
11 42 (15.79%) C++
11 42 (15.79%) SQL Server
12 41 (15.41%) ISEB
12 41 (15.41%) ISTQB
13 40 (15.04%) Agile Software Development
13 40 (15.04%) HTML
14 39 (14.66%) JavaScript
15 38 (14.29%) Analytics
16 37 (13.91%) Investment Banking
17 35 (13.16%) Oracle
18 34 (12.78%) Microsoft
18 34 (12.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 32 (12.03%) Perl
19 32 (12.03%) Front Office
19 32 (12.03%) QA
20 31 (11.65%) Mathematics
20 31 (11.65%) XML
21 29 (10.90%) CSS
21 29 (10.90%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 10 (3.76%) Apache
2 8 (3.01%) Node.js
3 7 (2.63%) Joomla!
4 6 (2.26%) Confluence
4 6 (2.26%) SAS
5 5 (1.88%) CMS
6 4 (1.50%) Apache Pig
6 4 (1.50%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.50%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (1.13%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.13%) GemFire
7 3 (1.13%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (1.13%) Oracle Service Bus
7 3 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.75%) Drupal
8 2 (0.75%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.38%) Commerce Server
9 1 (0.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.88%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.13%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.75%) MS Office
4 2 (0.75%) SPSS
5 1 (0.38%) MS Project
5 1 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.38%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.38%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 3 (1.13%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.75%) Magento
3 1 (0.38%) Murex MxG2000
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.38%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.75%) SaaS
2 1 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.01%) Intranet
2 4 (1.50%) DNS
2 4 (1.50%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.13%) HTTP
3 3 (1.13%) SAN
3 3 (1.13%) NAS
3 3 (1.13%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (1.13%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (0.75%) Network Security
4 2 (0.75%) Internet
4 2 (0.75%) Firewall
4 2 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (0.75%) DHCP
5 1 (0.38%) LAN
5 1 (0.38%) WLAN
5 1 (0.38%) WAN
5 1 (0.38%) DMZ
5 1 (0.38%) EIGRP
5 1 (0.38%) BGP
5 1 (0.38%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 27 (10.15%) Relational Database
3 23 (8.65%) Oracle Database
4 19 (7.14%) Big Data
5 17 (6.39%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (6.39%) Hadoop
6 16 (6.02%) MySQL
7 15 (5.64%) MongoDB
8 14 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
8 14 (5.26%) NoSQL
9 12 (4.51%) Oracle Database 11g
9 12 (4.51%) RDBMS
10 11 (4.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (3.76%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (3.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (2.26%) Apache Hive
13 6 (2.26%) Data Mining
14 5 (1.88%) CouchDB
14 5 (1.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 4 (1.50%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 27 (10.15%) Selenium
2 24 (9.02%) WebDriver
3 23 (8.65%) Git (software)
4 15 (5.64%) Subversion
5 13 (4.89%) JIRA
6 12 (4.51%) Cucumber
7 9 (3.38%) Jenkins
8 8 (3.01%) Rational Performance Tester
8 8 (3.01%) Xcode
8 8 (3.01%) LoadRunner
9 7 (2.63%) Visual Studio
9 7 (2.63%) Maven
10 6 (2.26%) JMeter
11 5 (1.88%) TeamCity
12 4 (1.50%) FogBugz
12 4 (1.50%) Trac
12 4 (1.50%) Redmine
12 4 (1.50%) Talend Open Studio
12 4 (1.50%) Mercurial
13 3 (1.13%) Eclipse
General
1 57 (21.43%) Finance
2 53 (19.92%) Banking
3 37 (13.91%) Investment Banking
4 32 (12.03%) Front Office
5 14 (5.26%) Retail
6 6 (2.26%) Marketing
6 6 (2.26%) Financial Institution
6 6 (2.26%) Legal
6 6 (2.26%) Games
7 5 (1.88%) Back Office
8 4 (1.50%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.13%) Publishing
9 3 (1.13%) Billing
10 2 (0.75%) German Language
10 2 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.75%) Electronics
11 1 (0.38%) Advertising
11 1 (0.38%) Law
11 1 (0.38%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.38%) French Language
Job Titles
1 132 (49.62%) Developer
2 29 (10.90%) Analyst
3 23 (8.65%) Tester
4 21 (7.89%) Java Developer
5 20 (7.52%) Quantitative Developer
6 19 (7.14%) C++ Developer
6 19 (7.14%) C++ Quantitative Developer
7 13 (4.89%) iOS Developer
8 12 (4.51%) Senior Developer
9 10 (3.76%) Performance Tester
9 10 (3.76%) Test Analyst
9 10 (3.76%) Architect
10 9 (3.38%) Consultant
11 8 (3.01%) PHP Developer
11 8 (3.01%) Business Analyst
11 8 (3.01%) SQL Developer
12 7 (2.63%) Junior
12 7 (2.63%) Automation Tester
13 6 (2.26%) Automation Analyst
13 6 (2.26%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (15.04%) HTML
2 31 (11.65%) XML
3 29 (10.90%) CSS
4 28 (10.53%) .NET
5 26 (9.77%) Web Services
6 21 (7.89%) HTML5
7 17 (6.39%) JSON
8 16 (6.02%) Spring
9 15 (5.64%) Hibernate
10 14 (5.26%) jQuery
11 11 (4.14%) Ajax
12 10 (3.76%) AngularJS
12 10 (3.76%) XHTML
13 9 (3.38%) REST
13 9 (3.38%) CSS3
14 8 (3.01%) J2EE
14 8 (3.01%) ASP.NET
14 8 (3.01%) XSL
15 6 (2.26%) RESTful
16 5 (1.88%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 34 (12.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 31 (11.65%) Mathematics
3 23 (8.65%) Management Information System
4 13 (4.89%) Mobile App
5 12 (4.51%) Economics
6 10 (3.76%) Open Source
6 10 (3.76%) Physics
7 9 (3.38%) Social Network
7 9 (3.38%) Derivative
7 9 (3.38%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (3.01%) Statistics
9 7 (2.63%) iPhone
9 7 (2.63%) Visualisation
10 6 (2.26%) Market Risk
10 6 (2.26%) Fixed Income
10 6 (2.26%) E-Learning
11 5 (1.88%) Equities
11 5 (1.88%) Data Extraction
11 5 (1.88%) Hedge funds
12 4 (1.50%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 60 (22.56%) Linux
2 43 (16.17%) Windows
3 29 (10.90%) UNIX
4 18 (6.77%) Apple iOS
5 9 (3.38%) Android
6 3 (1.13%) Solaris
6 3 (1.13%) Windows Phone 8
6 3 (1.13%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.75%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.75%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.75%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.38%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.38%) HPUX
8 1 (0.38%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.38%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.38%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (21.05%) Software Engineering
2 44 (16.54%) OO
3 40 (15.04%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (14.29%) Analytics
5 29 (10.90%) Project Management
6 27 (10.15%) E-Commerce
7 24 (9.02%) Scrum
8 22 (8.27%) TDD
9 20 (7.52%) Validation
9 20 (7.52%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (7.14%) Test Automation
11 18 (6.77%) OOP
12 17 (6.39%) BDD
13 16 (6.02%) ETL
14 15 (5.64%) Business Intelligence
14 15 (5.64%) Multithreading
14 15 (5.64%) Performance Tuning
15 14 (5.26%) iOS Development
15 14 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
15 14 (5.26%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 88 (33.08%) Java
2 67 (25.19%) SQL
3 57 (21.43%) C#
4 47 (17.67%) Python
5 42 (15.79%) C++
6 39 (14.66%) JavaScript
7 32 (12.03%) Perl
8 17 (6.39%) PHP
9 16 (6.02%) Ruby
10 15 (5.64%) Objective-C
10 15 (5.64%) Scala
11 12 (4.51%) Shell Script
12 9 (3.38%) PL/SQL
12 9 (3.38%) C
12 9 (3.38%) T-SQL
12 9 (3.38%) PowerShell
13 7 (2.63%) PHP5
14 5 (1.88%) VBA
14 5 (1.88%) R
15 3 (1.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 184 (69.17%) Degree
2 41 (15.41%) ISEB
2 41 (15.41%) ISTQB
3 9 (3.38%) PhD
3 9 (3.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (3.01%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.01%) Security Cleared
4 8 (3.01%) CISA
4 8 (3.01%) CISM
4 8 (3.01%) CISSP
5 6 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.50%) CCNA
6 4 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.50%) Sun Certification
7 3 (1.13%) CEH
7 3 (1.13%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (1.13%) MCTS
8 2 (0.75%) MCSA
8 2 (0.75%) A+ Certification
8 2 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (12.03%) QA
2 9 (3.38%) SLA
3 6 (2.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (1.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.13%) NFS
3 2 (0.75%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.38%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.38%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.38%) Postfix
4 1 (0.38%) XenApp
4 1 (0.38%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.38%) Nmap
4 1 (0.38%) Snort
4 1 (0.38%) Varnish
4 1 (0.38%) HDFS
4 1 (0.38%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 4 (1.50%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.13%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (0.75%) Puppet
3 2 (0.75%) ZENworks
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.38%) Nagios
4 1 (0.38%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.38%) SCOM
4 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.38%) Oozie
Vendors
1 35 (13.16%) Oracle
2 34 (12.78%) Microsoft
3 14 (5.26%) HP
4 9 (3.38%) Splunk
5 7 (2.63%) Zend
6 5 (1.88%) Cisco
6 5 (1.88%) Adobe
6 5 (1.88%) Teradata
6 5 (1.88%) Tableau
7 4 (1.50%) Talend
7 4 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.50%) IBM
8 3 (1.13%) Informatica
8 3 (1.13%) NetApp
8 3 (1.13%) Citrix
8 3 (1.13%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.75%) Facebook
9 2 (0.75%) Bomgar
9 2 (0.75%) Brocade
9 2 (0.75%) Atlassian
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £320 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London, The City
Brightred Resourcing
Rate: £500 per day 6 mths
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 21 days ago