The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 82 70 80
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +10
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 11 27 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.71% 1.62% 0.83%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.66% 7.18% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 2
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£290 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £15.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year
+182.25% -59.47%
Computer Science
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
413 376 351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 26.82% 22.60% 22.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 189 140
Average daily rate £350 £321 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.94% +5.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £190 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 29 34
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -48.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £7.98 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.90 £55.21 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -36.36%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the East Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Computer Science
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Computer Science across the East Midlands region.

Computer Science Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Computer Science
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Science across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 15 September 2014.

Computer Science Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the East Midlands region.

Computer Science Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Computer Science
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 15 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +5 4 £438 +25.00% 4
Leicestershire -1 3 £225 +4.65% 6
Northamptonshire - 3 £280 - 8
Lincolnshire +8 1 - -
Derbyshire - - - - 2
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 16 (88.89%) Degree
2 13 (72.22%) Oracle
3 10 (55.56%) Java
4 7 (38.89%) SQL
4 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (33.33%) Finance
5 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 6 (33.33%) Unit Testing
6 5 (27.78%) JUnit
6 5 (27.78%) JSP
6 5 (27.78%) Servlets
6 5 (27.78%) Struts
6 5 (27.78%) J2EE
6 5 (27.78%) OO
6 5 (27.78%) Eclipse
6 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
6 5 (27.78%) Sun
6 5 (27.78%) Hibernate
6 5 (27.78%) Sun Certification
6 5 (27.78%) Spring
7 4 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (22.22%) Solaris
7 4 (22.22%) Linux
7 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
7 4 (22.22%) C++
7 4 (22.22%) Multithreading
7 4 (22.22%) Electronic Trading
8 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
8 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (5.56%) Apache
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
1 1 (5.56%) GlassFish
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
1 4 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (16.67%) MS Office
3 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) MySQL
3 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) JUnit
1 5 (27.78%) Eclipse
2 3 (16.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (11.11%) Maven
3 2 (11.11%) Selenium
3 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.56%) PHPUnit
4 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.56%) Subversion
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) International Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Developer
2 5 (27.78%) J2EE Developer
2 5 (27.78%) Java Developer
2 5 (27.78%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 4 (22.22%) C++ Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) UAT Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) UAT Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) iOS Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Report Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Delphi Developer
5 1 (5.56%) PHP Developer
5 1 (5.56%) MI Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) JSP
1 5 (27.78%) Servlets
1 5 (27.78%) Struts
1 5 (27.78%) Hibernate
1 5 (27.78%) Spring
1 5 (27.78%) J2EE
2 3 (16.67%) EJB
2 3 (16.67%) XML
3 2 (11.11%) jQuery
4 1 (5.56%) iOS SDK
4 1 (5.56%) Android SDK
4 1 (5.56%) CSS
4 1 (5.56%) HTML
4 1 (5.56%) JMS
4 1 (5.56%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (5.56%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (5.56%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (5.56%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Mathematics
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Solaris
1 4 (22.22%) Linux
2 3 (16.67%) UNIX
2 3 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (5.56%) Android
3 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 5 (27.78%) OO
4 4 (22.22%) Multithreading
4 4 (22.22%) Electronic Trading
5 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Validation
7 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
7 1 (5.56%) TDD
7 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
7 1 (5.56%) Dependency Injection
7 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (5.56%) UML
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) Java
2 7 (38.89%) SQL
3 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 4 (22.22%) C++
5 1 (5.56%) Delphi
5 1 (5.56%) PHP
5 1 (5.56%) Objective-C
5 1 (5.56%) Ruby
5 1 (5.56%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 16 (88.89%) Degree
2 5 (27.78%) Sun Certification
3 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (16.67%) ISEB
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) ISO 9001
1 3 (16.67%) TickIT
2 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) Oracle
2 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 5 (27.78%) Sun