The 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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 153 161 156
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -5
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 761 656 658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.61% 1.40% 1.46%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.96% 4.41% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 415 387
Average daily rate £425 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £639 £588 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 29 46
Average hourly rate £47.45 £28.69 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.37% -15.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.12 £11.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.63 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £28.69 £27.38
% change year-on-year
+74.27% +4.80%
Computer Science
UK

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

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
15339 14868 14926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.49% 31.65% 33.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 10028 9356 9179
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 620 641 619
Average hourly rate £22.06 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.54% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.61 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +6 445 £471 +3.57% 366
South East +36 157 £350 +1.01% 139
North West +14 56 £450 +20.00% 47
South West +3 37 £369 +5.35% 49
East of England -9 16 £350 -6.66% 68
East Midlands 0 15 £353 -17.05% 20
West Midlands -19 15 £370 +34.54% 20
Yorkshire -8 10 £338 +141.07% 13
North East -20 6 £355 - 9
Midlands - 4 £445 -
Computer Science
UK

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 1211 (76.12%) Degree
2 485 (30.48%) Agile Software Development
3 428 (26.90%) Finance
4 419 (26.34%) Java
5 392 (24.64%) SQL
6 382 (24.01%) JavaScript
7 328 (20.62%) HTML
8 310 (19.48%) Linux
9 303 (19.04%) Python
10 261 (16.40%) Software Engineering
11 254 (15.96%) C#
12 253 (15.90%) Analytical Skills
13 230 (14.46%) Oracle
14 222 (13.95%) CSS
14 222 (13.95%) Mathematics
15 219 (13.76%) .NET
16 216 (13.58%) OO
17 214 (13.45%) Web Services
18 211 (13.26%) Windows
19 209 (13.14%) C++
19 209 (13.14%) Microsoft
20 203 (12.76%) SQL Server
21 193 (12.13%) Unix
21 193 (12.13%) HTML5
22 188 (11.82%) Git (software)
23 169 (10.62%) Scrum
24 165 (10.37%) TDD
25 161 (10.12%) XML
26 155 (9.74%) jQuery
27 154 (9.68%) ITIL

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 81 (5.09%) Node.js
2 66 (4.15%) Apache
3 46 (2.89%) CMS
4 40 (2.51%) SharePoint
5 38 (2.39%) Apache Spark
6 34 (2.14%) IIS
6 34 (2.14%) SAS
7 32 (2.01%) WebLogic
8 29 (1.82%) Tomcat
9 27 (1.70%) WebSphere
10 25 (1.57%) OpenStack
11 23 (1.45%) MS Exchange
12 20 (1.26%) JBoss
13 19 (1.19%) Apache Pig
14 18 (1.13%) SharePoint 2010
15 11 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
15 11 (0.69%) Confluence
15 11 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
16 10 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
16 10 (0.63%) nginx
Applications
1 110 (6.91%) MS Excel
2 62 (3.90%) MS Office
3 28 (1.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 28 (1.76%) SPSS
4 24 (1.51%) Photoshop
5 15 (0.94%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.63%) MS Project
7 7 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.38%) Acrobat
8 6 (0.38%) Adobe Captivate
8 6 (0.38%) FrameMaker
8 6 (0.38%) RoboHelp
8 6 (0.38%) XMetaL
9 5 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.063%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.063%) Simulink
10 1 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.063%) Stata
10 1 (0.063%) Stateflow
10 1 (0.063%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 21 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (0.75%) Oracle 11i
2 12 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (0.50%) SAP CRM
4 6 (0.38%) Oracle AGIS
4 6 (0.38%) Oracle Assets
4 6 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
4 6 (0.38%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 6 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
4 6 (0.38%) Oracle Receivables
4 6 (0.38%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 4 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.19%) Towers Watson Igloo
7 2 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
7 2 (0.13%) HFM
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.13%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 76 (4.78%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (1.95%) SaaS
4 13 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (0.82%) GitHub
5 12 (0.75%) Google Analytics
6 11 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
7 10 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
7 10 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
8 9 (0.57%) Office 365
8 9 (0.57%) PaaS
9 8 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.38%) IaaS
11 5 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.25%) Boomi
13 3 (0.19%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.063%) AdSense
14 1 (0.063%) SoftLayer
14 1 (0.063%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 104 (6.54%) HTTP
2 89 (5.59%) Internet
3 79 (4.97%) TCP/IP
4 60 (3.77%) DNS
5 59 (3.71%) Firewall
6 37 (2.33%) VPN
7 34 (2.14%) DHCP
8 33 (2.07%) SAN
9 30 (1.89%) Wireless
10 27 (1.70%) LDAP
10 27 (1.70%) VoIP
11 26 (1.63%) SSL
12 25 (1.57%) WAN
13 23 (1.45%) LAN
14 21 (1.32%) OSPF
15 20 (1.26%) BGP
15 20 (1.26%) SMTP
16 19 (1.19%) Network Security
17 18 (1.13%) Ethernet
18 17 (1.07%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (12.76%) SQL Server
2 121 (7.61%) Relational Database
3 117 (7.35%) MySQL
4 100 (6.29%) Hadoop
5 86 (5.41%) Big Data
6 59 (3.71%) NoSQL
7 55 (3.46%) Apache Hive
8 54 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
9 52 (3.27%) MongoDB
9 52 (3.27%) PostgreSQL
10 47 (2.95%) RDBMS
11 44 (2.77%) Oracle Database
12 42 (2.64%) Data Mining
13 39 (2.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 34 (2.14%) Redis
15 31 (1.95%) DB2
15 31 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
16 29 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
17 25 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
17 25 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 188 (11.82%) Git (software)
2 111 (6.98%) JIRA
3 101 (6.35%) Jenkins
4 84 (5.28%) Subversion
5 76 (4.78%) Maven
6 41 (2.58%) Visual Studio
7 38 (2.39%) JUnit
8 36 (2.26%) Ant
9 34 (2.14%) Eclipse
10 32 (2.01%) Hudson
10 32 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
11 30 (1.89%) Selenium
12 22 (1.38%) Cucumber
13 18 (1.13%) RSpec
13 18 (1.13%) TeamCity
14 17 (1.07%) gulp
15 14 (0.88%) Mockito
16 13 (0.82%) NUnit
17 12 (0.75%) Bugzilla
18 11 (0.69%) ERwin
General
1 428 (26.90%) Finance
2 148 (9.30%) Banking
3 99 (6.22%) Telecoms
4 96 (6.03%) Front Office
5 76 (4.78%) Investment Banking
6 59 (3.71%) Retail
7 52 (3.27%) Games
8 45 (2.83%) Marketing
9 38 (2.39%) Electronics
10 26 (1.63%) Advertising
11 23 (1.45%) Publishing
12 19 (1.19%) Financial Institution
12 19 (1.19%) Legal
12 19 (1.19%) Manufacturing
13 17 (1.07%) Back Office
14 16 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
15 9 (0.57%) Billing
16 7 (0.44%) German Language
17 6 (0.38%) Automotive
17 6 (0.38%) French Language
Job Titles
1 658 (41.36%) Developer
2 142 (8.93%) Analyst
3 132 (8.30%) Java Developer
4 116 (7.29%) Architect
5 100 (6.29%) Python Developer
6 76 (4.78%) C# Developer
7 67 (4.21%) Senior Developer
8 62 (3.90%) Consultant
8 62 (3.90%) JavaScript Developer
9 57 (3.58%) Software Engineer
10 53 (3.33%) .NET Developer
11 50 (3.14%) Business Analyst
12 45 (2.83%) C++ Developer
13 44 (2.77%) Administrator
14 40 (2.51%) C# .NET Developer
15 39 (2.45%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 36 (2.26%) Project Manager
17 35 (2.20%) HTML Developer
18 33 (2.07%) SQL Developer
18 33 (2.07%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 328 (20.62%) HTML
2 222 (13.95%) CSS
3 219 (13.76%) .NET
4 214 (13.45%) Web Services
5 193 (12.13%) HTML5
6 161 (10.12%) XML
7 155 (9.74%) jQuery
8 106 (6.66%) AngularJS
9 101 (6.35%) ASP.NET
10 89 (5.59%) REST
11 82 (5.15%) RESTful
12 78 (4.90%) CSS3
13 72 (4.53%) Django
13 72 (4.53%) SOAP
14 66 (4.15%) JSON
15 64 (4.02%) Middleware
16 51 (3.21%) Spring
17 40 (2.51%) React
18 36 (2.26%) .NET Framework
19 35 (2.20%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 253 (15.90%) Analytical Skills
2 222 (13.95%) Mathematics
3 109 (6.85%) Management Information System
4 91 (5.72%) Algorithms
5 85 (5.34%) User Experience
6 78 (4.90%) Physics
7 57 (3.58%) Data Centre
7 57 (3.58%) Statistics
8 56 (3.52%) Data Structures
9 45 (2.83%) Mobile App
10 40 (2.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 38 (2.39%) Derivative
12 36 (2.26%) Economics
13 34 (2.14%) Visualisation
14 29 (1.82%) Fintech
15 27 (1.70%) CMDB
15 27 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
16 26 (1.63%) Equities
16 26 (1.63%) Hedge funds
17 24 (1.51%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 310 (19.48%) Linux
2 211 (13.26%) Windows
3 193 (12.13%) Unix
4 56 (3.52%) Android
5 53 (3.33%) Solaris
6 51 (3.21%) Apple iOS
7 48 (3.02%) Windows Server
8 42 (2.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 28 (1.76%) Windows Server 2012
10 20 (1.26%) Windows 7
11 18 (1.13%) Mac OS X
12 14 (0.88%) AIX
13 13 (0.82%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 10 (0.63%) VMS
15 9 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
16 6 (0.38%) MVS
17 3 (0.19%) Windows 8
18 2 (0.13%) Mac OS
18 2 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
18 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 485 (30.48%) Agile Software Development
2 261 (16.40%) Software Engineering
3 216 (13.58%) OO
4 169 (10.62%) Scrum
5 165 (10.37%) TDD
6 154 (9.68%) ITIL
7 139 (8.74%) Analytics
8 129 (8.11%) Project Management
9 118 (7.42%) Continuous Integration
10 105 (6.60%) Unit Testing
11 104 (6.54%) SDLC
12 98 (6.16%) E-Commerce
13 94 (5.91%) MVC
14 89 (5.59%) Front End Development
15 87 (5.47%) Business Intelligence
16 84 (5.28%) High Availability
17 74 (4.65%) Low Latency
18 72 (4.53%) DevOps
19 70 (4.40%) BDD
20 67 (4.21%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 419 (26.34%) Java
2 392 (24.64%) SQL
3 382 (24.01%) JavaScript
4 303 (19.04%) Python
5 254 (15.96%) C#
6 209 (13.14%) C++
7 90 (5.66%) Perl
8 88 (5.53%) C
9 78 (4.90%) Ruby
10 63 (3.96%) PHP
11 57 (3.58%) PowerShell
12 55 (3.46%) Shell Script
13 43 (2.70%) R
14 40 (2.51%) Bash Shell
15 32 (2.01%) VB
16 30 (1.89%) T-SQL
17 25 (1.57%) VBA
18 24 (1.51%) VB.NET
19 23 (1.45%) Scala
19 23 (1.45%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1211 (76.12%) Degree
2 83 (5.22%) Security Cleared
3 63 (3.96%) Cisco Certification
4 52 (3.27%) SC Cleared
5 44 (2.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 38 (2.39%) PhD
7 30 (1.89%) CISSP
7 30 (1.89%) MCSE
8 29 (1.82%) PMI Certification
9 23 (1.45%) CCNA
10 22 (1.38%) CCNP
10 22 (1.38%) ISEB
11 21 (1.32%) HND
12 20 (1.26%) CCIE
13 16 (1.01%) ISTQB
14 15 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 14 (0.88%) PMP
16 13 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 10 (0.63%) SANS
18 9 (0.57%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (4.90%) QA
2 43 (2.70%) SLA
3 24 (1.51%) ISO 9001
4 23 (1.45%) Data Quality
5 22 (1.38%) PCI DSS
6 16 (1.01%) MiFID
7 15 (0.94%) TickIT
8 12 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 9 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 6 (0.38%) COBIT
10 6 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
10 6 (0.38%) Dodd-Frank
11 5 (0.31%) ISO 14001
11 5 (0.31%) OIPF
12 4 (0.25%) AIFMD
12 4 (0.25%) UCITS
13 3 (0.19%) ISAE 3402
13 3 (0.19%) ISO27005
14 2 (0.13%) EMIR
14 2 (0.13%) PMBOK
System Software
1 62 (3.90%) Active Directory
2 45 (2.83%) Docker
3 23 (1.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 20 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (0.82%) Veritas File System
5 13 (0.82%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 8 (0.50%) GPFS
6 8 (0.50%) vSphere
7 7 (0.44%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 7 (0.44%) NFS
8 6 (0.38%) BitLocker
8 6 (0.38%) GlusterFS
8 6 (0.38%) HDFS
8 6 (0.38%) ISA Server
8 6 (0.38%) qmail
8 6 (0.38%) Squid
8 6 (0.38%) XenApp
9 5 (0.31%) Terminal Server
10 4 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.19%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 55 (3.46%) Puppet
2 34 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (1.57%) Ansible
4 19 (1.19%) SCOM
5 17 (1.07%) NetBackup
6 14 (0.88%) Nagios
6 14 (0.88%) SCCM
7 12 (0.75%) Ganglia
8 11 (0.69%) Oozie
9 10 (0.63%) Oracle ZFS
9 10 (0.63%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 8 (0.50%) logstash
10 8 (0.50%) Tivoli
10 8 (0.50%) ZABBIX
11 7 (0.44%) Cacti
12 6 (0.38%) collectd
12 6 (0.38%) Graphite
12 6 (0.38%) Red Hat Satellite
12 6 (0.38%) yum
13 5 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 230 (14.46%) Oracle
2 209 (13.14%) Microsoft
3 73 (4.59%) Cisco
4 55 (3.46%) Red Hat
5 45 (2.83%) ServiceNow
6 42 (2.64%) IBM
6 42 (2.64%) VMware
7 35 (2.20%) HP
7 35 (2.20%) SAP
8 34 (2.14%) Sun
9 31 (1.95%) Tableau
10 30 (1.89%) Adobe
11 27 (1.70%) Google
11 27 (1.70%) Splunk
12 26 (1.63%) Teradata
13 23 (1.45%) Sybase
13 23 (1.45%) Veritas
14 22 (1.38%) Informatica
15 21 (1.32%) EMC
16 20 (1.26%) F5
North Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + Excellent
Posted: Yesterday
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day Permanent will be £120,000
Posted: Yesterday
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day Permanent will be £120,000
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
AAP3
Rate: £325 - £350 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: £330 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Wenham Carter
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day + expenses
Posted: Yesterday
London
Tata Consultancy services
Rate: £175 - £500+ per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Rate: £325 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £100.00 - £150.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £580 to £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £260 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Thebes IT
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £475 to £510 per annum Initial 3 months with possibilities for lo
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
City University London
Posted: 8 days ago
Kent
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 12 days ago
London
G2 Recruitment
Rate: Market related
Posted: 13 days ago
East London
Pirean Limited
Rate: £15,000 per annum 3 month fixed term contract
Posted: 14 days ago
East London
Pirean Limited
Rate: £15,000 per annum 3 month fixed term contract
Posted: 14 days ago
London
OCC Computer Personnel
Rate: £300 per day + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago