The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 3 March 2015 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 111 118 97
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -21
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 19 18 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.75% 0.68% 1.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.01% 2.62% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 16
Average daily rate
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£363 £430 £386
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.69% +11.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £283 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £575 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Average hourly rate £13.71 £13.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.55% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +3.03%
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 of England region.

Miscellaneous Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
632 687 572
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 24.82% 26.13% 24.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 337 269
Average daily rate £375 £360 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 57 56
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -46.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.93 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £46.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -10.00%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Computer Science
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Computer Science Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Computer Science
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Science across the East of England region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

Computer Science Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Computer Science Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Computer Science
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015. 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
Cambridgeshire -3 8 £350 -18.60% 53
Hertfordshire +9 4 £375 -34.78% 19
Essex +14 3 £248 - 6
Bedfordshire -5 2 £445 +67.92% 6
Norfolk - 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 £245 - 2
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 43 (75.44%) Degree
2 31 (54.39%) SQL
3 26 (45.61%) Oracle
4 23 (40.35%) Finance
5 19 (33.33%) HTML
6 16 (28.07%) Java
6 16 (28.07%) C#
6 16 (28.07%) .NET
7 15 (26.32%) JavaScript
7 15 (26.32%) Software Engineering
8 14 (24.56%) Mathematics
9 13 (22.81%) XML
9 13 (22.81%) Linux
10 12 (21.05%) ETL
10 12 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (19.30%) Oracle Database
11 11 (19.30%) Windows
11 11 (19.30%) Python
12 10 (17.54%) MVC
12 10 (17.54%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (15.79%) Statistics
13 9 (15.79%) jQuery
13 9 (15.79%) CSS
14 8 (14.04%) VB
14 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
14 8 (14.04%) SOA
14 8 (14.04%) WCF
15 7 (12.28%) Applied Mathematics
15 7 (12.28%) SAS Enterprise Miner
15 7 (12.28%) Operations Research

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 7 (12.28%) SAS
2 6 (10.53%) Tomcat
3 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.51%) CICS
4 2 (3.51%) MQSeries
4 2 (3.51%) Apache Solr
4 2 (3.51%) Confluence
4 2 (3.51%) Lync
5 1 (1.75%) Node.js
5 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.75%) JBoss
5 1 (1.75%) Apache
5 1 (1.75%) Mule
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.51%) Office 365
2 1 (1.75%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.02%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.51%) DNS
2 2 (3.51%) DHCP
2 2 (3.51%) Network Security
3 1 (1.75%) Wireless Security
3 1 (1.75%) HTTP
3 1 (1.75%) SNMP
3 1 (1.75%) SAN
3 1 (1.75%) Wireless
3 1 (1.75%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (19.30%) Oracle Database
2 7 (12.28%) Relational Database
2 7 (12.28%) SAS Enterprise Miner
2 7 (12.28%) Hadoop
2 7 (12.28%) Oracle ODI
3 6 (10.53%) SQL Server
4 5 (8.77%) Oracle OLAP
4 5 (8.77%) OLAP
5 4 (7.02%) MySQL
6 2 (3.51%) DB2
6 2 (3.51%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.75%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (7.02%) JUnit
1 4 (7.02%) Visual Studio
1 4 (7.02%) Eclipse
2 3 (5.26%) Subversion
2 3 (5.26%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.51%) Maven
3 2 (3.51%) JIRA
3 2 (3.51%) Selenium
4 1 (1.75%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (1.75%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.75%) Mockito
4 1 (1.75%) Hamcrest
4 1 (1.75%) Hudson
General
1 23 (40.35%) Finance
2 5 (8.77%) Banking
3 3 (5.26%) Back Office
4 1 (1.75%) Electronics
4 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.75%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.75%) Retail
4 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.75%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (42.11%) Developer
2 12 (21.05%) Analyst
3 9 (15.79%) Software Developer
4 6 (10.53%) Software Engineer
4 6 (10.53%) Data Scientist
5 5 (8.77%) Systems Analyst
5 5 (8.77%) Java Developer
6 4 (7.02%) Graduate
6 4 (7.02%) Applications Support
7 3 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (5.26%) C# Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Graduate Software Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Graduate Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Data Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Android Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Junior Software Developer
8 2 (3.51%) IT Graduate
8 2 (3.51%) Software Project Leader
8 2 (3.51%) Junior Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Data Modeller
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (33.33%) HTML
2 16 (28.07%) .NET
3 13 (22.81%) XML
4 9 (15.79%) CSS
4 9 (15.79%) jQuery
5 8 (14.04%) WCF
6 6 (10.53%) ASP.NET
7 5 (8.77%) Ajax
7 5 (8.77%) .NET Framework
8 3 (5.26%) REST
8 3 (5.26%) DHTML
8 3 (5.26%) JDBC
8 3 (5.26%) JSP
8 3 (5.26%) XSLT
8 3 (5.26%) XHTML
8 3 (5.26%) Web Services
8 3 (5.26%) Spring
9 2 (3.51%) Hibernate
9 2 (3.51%) WinForms
9 2 (3.51%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 14 (24.56%) Mathematics
2 10 (17.54%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (15.79%) Statistics
4 7 (12.28%) Algorithms
4 7 (12.28%) Applied Mathematics
4 7 (12.28%) Economics
5 5 (8.77%) Biology
6 3 (5.26%) Open Source
6 3 (5.26%) Visualisation
7 2 (3.51%) Life Science
7 2 (3.51%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (3.51%) Data Integration
7 2 (3.51%) Mainframe
7 2 (3.51%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.75%) NHS
8 1 (1.75%) Augmented Reality
8 1 (1.75%) Informatics
8 1 (1.75%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.81%) Linux
2 11 (19.30%) Windows
3 5 (8.77%) UNIX
4 3 (5.26%) Android
5 2 (3.51%) AIX
5 2 (3.51%) HPUX
5 2 (3.51%) zOS
6 1 (1.75%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.32%) Software Engineering
2 12 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (21.05%) ETL
3 10 (17.54%) MVC
4 8 (14.04%) SOA
5 7 (12.28%) Operations Research
5 7 (12.28%) Predictive Modelling
6 6 (10.53%) Multithreading
6 6 (10.53%) Scrum
6 6 (10.53%) Bioinformatics
6 6 (10.53%) OO
7 5 (8.77%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (8.77%) Project Management
7 5 (8.77%) TDD
7 5 (8.77%) Systems Analysis
7 5 (8.77%) Use Case
7 5 (8.77%) System Testing
8 4 (7.02%) Unit Testing
8 4 (7.02%) ITIL
9 3 (5.26%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 31 (54.39%) SQL
2 16 (28.07%) C#
2 16 (28.07%) Java
3 15 (26.32%) JavaScript
4 11 (19.30%) Python
5 8 (14.04%) VB
6 5 (8.77%) Shell Script
6 5 (8.77%) C++
7 4 (7.02%) Perl
8 3 (5.26%) T-SQL
8 3 (5.26%) R
9 2 (3.51%) C
9 2 (3.51%) COBOL
9 2 (3.51%) PHP
9 2 (3.51%) PL/SQL
9 2 (3.51%) JCL
9 2 (3.51%) MATLAB
9 2 (3.51%) VB.NET
9 2 (3.51%) Assembly Language
9 2 (3.51%) REXX
Qualifications
1 43 (75.44%) Degree
2 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.26%) MCP
3 3 (5.26%) MCSD
3 3 (5.26%) MCSE
4 2 (3.51%) Postgraduate
5 1 (1.75%) ISEB
5 1 (1.75%) CISSP
5 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.75%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.75%) CISM
5 1 (1.75%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (8.77%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.51%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.75%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) SCOM
1 1 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 26 (45.61%) Oracle
2 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
3 7 (12.28%) Teradata
4 6 (10.53%) Informatica
5 2 (3.51%) IBM
6 1 (1.75%) McAfee
6 1 (1.75%) VMware
6 1 (1.75%) Tripwire
6 1 (1.75%) Splunk
6 1 (1.75%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.75%) HP
6 1 (1.75%) Juniper
6 1 (1.75%) Sybase
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250 - 350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Blue Glue
Rate: From £300 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
OAG
Rate: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum Salary based on experience
Posted: 15 days ago
Essex
Explore Group
Posted: 22 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago