The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT contracts advertised for the 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 28 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 England 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 141 152 194
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +42
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 735 670 528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.49% 1.44% 1.00%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.76% 5.34% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 481 381 279
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 33 41
Average hourly rate £43.00 £32.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.30% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.65 £9.78 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.90 £42.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £32.50 £33.25
% change year-on-year
+46.15% -2.25%
Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
12754 12536 13355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 25.83% 26.91% 25.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7812 7723 7828
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £601
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 520 555 707
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.75 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+1.20% -19.35%
Computer Science
UK

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in England

Computer Science
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Computer Science Daily Rate Trend in England

Computer Science
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Science across the England region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Computer Science Daily Rate Histogram in England

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Computer Science Hourly Rate Trend in England

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Science across the England region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Computer Science Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Computer Science
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 28 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
London +7 469 £438 +9.37% 341
South East +5 117 £320 -24.70% 128
East of England -16 46 £400 +35.59% 70
South West -17 25 £350 -26.31% 54
West Midlands 0 24 £295 -26.25% 19
North West -11 18 £375 +52.28% 32
Yorkshire +4 16 £275 -5.98% 20
East Midlands -6 13 £273 -20.72% 24
North East -19 4 £195 -37.60% 23
Midlands - - - -
Computer Science
UK

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 1075 (76.03%) Degree
2 398 (28.15%) Java
3 334 (23.62%) Finance
4 313 (22.14%) JavaScript
5 307 (21.71%) SQL
6 260 (18.39%) Agile Software Development
7 251 (17.75%) HTML
8 242 (17.11%) Software Engineering
9 238 (16.83%) Linux
10 222 (15.70%) OO
11 204 (14.43%) C#
12 201 (14.21%) C++
13 191 (13.51%) CSS
14 185 (13.08%) Windows
14 185 (13.08%) Oracle
15 184 (13.01%) SQL Server
16 180 (12.73%) Microsoft
17 174 (12.31%) .NET
18 168 (11.88%) Project Management
19 167 (11.81%) Banking
19 167 (11.81%) Mathematics
20 163 (11.53%) Python
21 153 (10.82%) TDD
22 142 (10.04%) Scrum
23 141 (9.97%) UNIX
24 130 (9.19%) Front Office
25 128 (9.05%) HTML5
26 123 (8.70%) XML
27 121 (8.56%) jQuery
28 120 (8.49%) Web Services

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 59 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 56 (3.96%) Apache
3 43 (3.04%) IIS
4 39 (2.76%) Node.js
5 31 (2.19%) SharePoint 2010
6 26 (1.84%) CMS
7 23 (1.63%) SAS
8 22 (1.56%) Apache Pig
9 21 (1.49%) MS Exchange
9 21 (1.49%) Tomcat
10 18 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
11 15 (1.06%) Confluence
12 13 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
12 13 (0.92%) Joomla!
13 10 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
13 10 (0.71%) OpenStack
14 9 (0.64%) Drupal
14 9 (0.64%) IBM Notes
15 8 (0.57%) WebLogic
15 8 (0.57%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 119 (8.42%) MS Excel
2 66 (4.67%) MS Office
3 28 (1.98%) Photoshop
4 26 (1.84%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (1.41%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
6 11 (0.78%) MS Project
7 8 (0.57%) InfoPath
8 7 (0.50%) SPSS
9 6 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
11 3 (0.21%) Fireworks
11 3 (0.21%) PowerPivot
12 2 (0.14%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.071%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.071%) Simulink
13 1 (0.071%) CorelDRAW
13 1 (0.071%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 11 (0.78%) Cognos TM1
2 9 (0.64%) CSG Singleview
3 8 (0.57%) Magento
3 8 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
4 7 (0.50%) Summit
5 4 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.21%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.21%) Shopify
6 3 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.21%) Tridion
7 2 (0.14%) WebTrends
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.071%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
2 13 (0.92%) SaaS
3 12 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.50%) Amazon EMR
5 5 (0.35%) Heroku
5 5 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.21%) Force.com
7 2 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.071%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.071%) PaaS
8 1 (0.071%) Office 365
8 1 (0.071%) GitHub
8 1 (0.071%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (4.17%) Internet
2 39 (2.76%) HTTP
3 37 (2.62%) TCP/IP
4 30 (2.12%) Firewall
5 29 (2.05%) DNS
6 27 (1.91%) SAN
7 22 (1.56%) Intranet
8 14 (0.99%) WAN
8 14 (0.99%) DHCP
8 14 (0.99%) LAN
8 14 (0.99%) Wireless
9 13 (0.92%) FTP
9 13 (0.92%) VPN
10 11 (0.78%) 3G
10 11 (0.78%) Network Security
10 11 (0.78%) NAS
11 10 (0.71%) SSL
11 10 (0.71%) SMTP
11 10 (0.71%) VoIP
12 8 (0.57%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (13.01%) SQL Server
2 90 (6.36%) Relational Database
3 87 (6.15%) Big Data
4 84 (5.94%) MySQL
5 63 (4.46%) Oracle Database
6 59 (4.17%) NoSQL
7 56 (3.96%) Data Warehouse
8 47 (3.32%) Hadoop
9 46 (3.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 41 (2.90%) MongoDB
11 39 (2.76%) SQL Server 2008
12 36 (2.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 31 (2.19%) RDBMS
14 30 (2.12%) Apache Cassandra
15 29 (2.05%) Apache Hive
16 27 (1.91%) Oracle Database 11g
16 27 (1.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 23 (1.63%) Data Mining
17 23 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
18 16 (1.13%) Redis
Development Applications
1 111 (7.85%) Git (software)
2 78 (5.52%) Subversion
3 56 (3.96%) Selenium
4 53 (3.75%) JIRA
5 47 (3.32%) Visual Studio
6 42 (2.97%) Maven
7 39 (2.76%) Jenkins
8 37 (2.62%) Cucumber
9 35 (2.48%) WebDriver
10 30 (2.12%) TeamCity
11 22 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
12 15 (1.06%) Xcode
12 15 (1.06%) JUnit
13 14 (0.99%) JMeter
14 13 (0.92%) Eclipse
15 12 (0.85%) LoadRunner
16 11 (0.78%) PowerDesigner
16 11 (0.78%) Jasmine
17 10 (0.71%) Mercurial
18 9 (0.64%) RSpec
General
1 334 (23.62%) Finance
2 167 (11.81%) Banking
3 130 (9.19%) Front Office
4 100 (7.07%) Investment Banking
5 91 (6.44%) Telecoms
6 50 (3.54%) Electronics
6 50 (3.54%) Retail
7 42 (2.97%) Marketing
8 38 (2.69%) Games
9 26 (1.84%) Billing
10 24 (1.70%) Manufacturing
11 20 (1.41%) Publishing
11 20 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
12 18 (1.27%) Financial Institution
13 15 (1.06%) Legal
14 14 (0.99%) Back Office
15 13 (0.92%) Advertising
16 10 (0.71%) General Ledger
17 7 (0.50%) Local Government
17 7 (0.50%) French Language
Job Titles
1 630 (44.55%) Developer
2 141 (9.97%) Analyst
3 109 (7.71%) Java Developer
4 83 (5.87%) Architect
5 69 (4.88%) Software Engineer
6 62 (4.38%) Consultant
7 53 (3.75%) Web Developer
8 49 (3.47%) Senior Developer
9 47 (3.32%) Business Analyst
10 44 (3.11%) C++ Developer
11 38 (2.69%) C# Developer
11 38 (2.69%) Project Manager
11 38 (2.69%) Quantitative Developer
12 35 (2.48%) Front-End Developer
13 34 (2.40%) Tester
14 33 (2.33%) Junior
15 31 (2.19%) Test Analyst
15 31 (2.19%) PHP Developer
16 30 (2.12%) C++ Quantitative Developer
17 29 (2.05%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 251 (17.75%) HTML
2 191 (13.51%) CSS
3 174 (12.31%) .NET
4 128 (9.05%) HTML5
5 123 (8.70%) XML
6 121 (8.56%) jQuery
7 120 (8.49%) Web Services
8 66 (4.67%) Spring
8 66 (4.67%) JSON
9 60 (4.24%) ASP.NET
9 60 (4.24%) REST
9 60 (4.24%) CSS3
10 53 (3.75%) AngularJS
11 52 (3.68%) Ajax
12 49 (3.47%) Hibernate
13 42 (2.97%) Backbone.js
14 37 (2.62%) J2EE
15 35 (2.48%) RESTful
16 32 (2.26%) Ruby on Rails
17 31 (2.19%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 167 (11.81%) Mathematics
2 91 (6.44%) Management Information System
3 87 (6.15%) Open Source
4 84 (5.94%) Physics
5 61 (4.31%) Mobile App
6 58 (4.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 47 (3.32%) Derivative
8 44 (3.11%) Equities
9 43 (3.04%) Visualisation
10 34 (2.40%) Fixed Income
11 29 (2.05%) Statistics
11 29 (2.05%) iPad
12 27 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
12 27 (1.91%) Embedded Systems
13 26 (1.84%) GIS
14 24 (1.70%) Economics
15 23 (1.63%) Equity Derivative
15 23 (1.63%) Blackberry
16 22 (1.56%) iPhone
17 21 (1.49%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 238 (16.83%) Linux
2 185 (13.08%) Windows
3 141 (9.97%) UNIX
4 77 (5.45%) Apple iOS
5 68 (4.81%) Android
6 22 (1.56%) Solaris
7 20 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (1.13%) CentOS
9 14 (0.99%) Ubuntu
10 12 (0.85%) AIX
11 11 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (0.71%) Windows 7
12 10 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (0.64%) Mac OS X
14 8 (0.57%) Windows XP
15 7 (0.50%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.42%) Windows Phone
17 5 (0.35%) Embedded Linux
18 4 (0.28%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (18.39%) Agile Software Development
2 242 (17.11%) Software Engineering
3 222 (15.70%) OO
4 168 (11.88%) Project Management
5 153 (10.82%) TDD
6 142 (10.04%) Scrum
7 100 (7.07%) Analytics
8 95 (6.72%) MVC
9 92 (6.51%) ITIL
10 78 (5.52%) OOP
11 76 (5.37%) BDD
12 75 (5.30%) Business Intelligence
12 75 (5.30%) Unit Testing
13 69 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
13 69 (4.88%) E-Commerce
14 68 (4.81%) Workflow
15 67 (4.74%) Multithreading
16 64 (4.53%) Web Development
16 64 (4.53%) ETL
17 62 (4.38%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 398 (28.15%) Java
2 313 (22.14%) JavaScript
3 307 (21.71%) SQL
4 204 (14.43%) C#
5 201 (14.21%) C++
6 163 (11.53%) Python
7 108 (7.64%) C
8 77 (5.45%) PHP
9 73 (5.16%) Ruby
10 72 (5.09%) Scala
11 64 (4.53%) Perl
12 34 (2.40%) PL/SQL
12 34 (2.40%) T-SQL
13 33 (2.33%) Shell Script
14 30 (2.12%) R
15 28 (1.98%) PowerShell
15 28 (1.98%) Objective-C
16 20 (1.41%) VBA
17 15 (1.06%) PHP5
18 14 (0.99%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1075 (76.03%) Degree
2 80 (5.66%) ISEB
3 60 (4.24%) Security Cleared
4 56 (3.96%) ISTQB
5 50 (3.54%) PhD
6 46 (3.25%) SC Cleared
7 41 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
8 26 (1.84%) CISSP
9 24 (1.70%) CISA
10 23 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
11 22 (1.56%) MCSE
11 22 (1.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 21 (1.49%) CISM
13 19 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 18 (1.27%) ISEB Practitioner
15 17 (1.20%) PMI Certification
16 16 (1.13%) DV Cleared
17 15 (1.06%) APMP
17 15 (1.06%) CCNP
18 14 (0.99%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (8.35%) QA
2 38 (2.69%) SLA
3 10 (0.71%) ISO 9001
3 10 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.42%) TickIT
6 5 (0.35%) BS7799
7 3 (0.21%) DO-178B
8 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.14%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.14%) BS25999
8 2 (0.14%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.071%) WCAG
9 1 (0.071%) COBIT
9 1 (0.071%) GxP
9 1 (0.071%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.071%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 41 (2.90%) Active Directory
2 32 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.78%) VMware ESX
4 8 (0.57%) vCloud
5 7 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
7 5 (0.35%) vSphere
8 4 (0.28%) Sendmail
8 4 (0.28%) KVM
8 4 (0.28%) NFS
8 4 (0.28%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.28%) Xen
9 3 (0.21%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.21%) Varnish
9 3 (0.21%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.071%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.071%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 20 (1.41%) Puppet
2 17 (1.20%) Nagios
3 14 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
5 11 (0.78%) ZABBIX
6 9 (0.64%) SCCM
7 8 (0.57%) Zenoss
7 8 (0.57%) Kibana
7 8 (0.57%) Graylog2
8 7 (0.50%) Capistrano
8 7 (0.50%) ITRS Geneos
9 6 (0.42%) Data Guard
10 5 (0.35%) SCOM
11 4 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 4 (0.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 3 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 3 (0.21%) ZENworks
12 3 (0.21%) WSUS
12 3 (0.21%) Oracle Statspack
12 3 (0.21%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 185 (13.08%) Oracle
2 180 (12.73%) Microsoft
3 41 (2.90%) HP
4 35 (2.48%) VMware
5 32 (2.26%) Cisco
6 30 (2.12%) Splunk
7 23 (1.63%) Adobe
7 23 (1.63%) Sybase
8 22 (1.56%) Perforce
9 21 (1.49%) Red Hat
9 21 (1.49%) SAP
9 21 (1.49%) IBM
10 19 (1.34%) Zend
11 18 (1.27%) Google
12 16 (1.13%) Cognos
13 14 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
13 14 (0.99%) Bloomberg
13 14 (0.99%) Tableau
14 12 (0.85%) Sun
14 12 (0.85%) Citrix
London
Client Server
Rate: £400 to £450 p/day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
North West London
asos
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 15 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £375 - £425 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day to £600 day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £320 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: £ Excellent Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £110.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Ashdown IT
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £600 - £700 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago