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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 146 124 147
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +23
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 767 818 695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.44% 1.71% 1.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.63% 5.30% 4.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 540 387
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 35 47
Average hourly rate £21.56 £20.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.80% -48.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £11.85 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.10 £40.90 £48.11
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £16.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+23.43% -56.75%
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
16576 15446 15439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.09% 32.24% 30.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10527 9861 9233
Average daily rate £420 £415 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.20% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 688 609 742
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.57 £43.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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
London -12 448 £450 +5.88% 289
South East -27 147 £350 -6.66% 153
East of England +1 46 £325 -16.12% 94
North West +19 41 £375 +25.00% 35
South West -19 35 £413 +10.00% 52
West Midlands -4 19 £390 +0.64% 22
East Midlands -11 7 £419 +39.58% 23
Yorkshire -18 4 £350 +7.69% 24
Midlands - 1 - -
North East - - - - 12
Computer Science
UK

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 1165 (77.67%) Degree
2 451 (30.07%) Agile Software Development
3 419 (27.93%) Java
4 356 (23.73%) SQL
5 353 (23.53%) JavaScript
6 331 (22.07%) Finance
7 292 (19.47%) HTML
8 267 (17.80%) C#
9 251 (16.73%) Analytical Skills
10 250 (16.67%) Software Engineering
11 249 (16.60%) OO
12 247 (16.47%) Linux
13 229 (15.27%) Mathematics
14 228 (15.20%) .NET
15 221 (14.73%) C++
16 211 (14.07%) CSS
17 207 (13.80%) Oracle
18 191 (12.73%) Windows
18 191 (12.73%) Banking
19 184 (12.27%) Scrum
20 183 (12.20%) SQL Server
21 171 (11.40%) Project Management
22 169 (11.27%) XML
23 165 (11.00%) Microsoft
24 164 (10.93%) Web Services
25 159 (10.60%) TDD
26 156 (10.40%) Python
27 146 (9.73%) UNIX
28 144 (9.60%) Front Office
29 140 (9.33%) HTML5

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 88 (5.87%) Apache
2 53 (3.53%) SharePoint
3 52 (3.47%) Tomcat
4 42 (2.80%) IIS
5 38 (2.53%) Node.js
6 30 (2.00%) CMS
7 25 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
8 24 (1.60%) SAS
9 20 (1.33%) JBoss
10 19 (1.27%) OpenStack
11 18 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
11 18 (1.20%) WebSphere
12 17 (1.13%) MS Exchange
12 17 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
13 15 (1.00%) Jetty
14 14 (0.93%) Apache Solr
14 14 (0.93%) IBM Notes
15 12 (0.80%) Apache Pig
16 10 (0.67%) Confluence
16 10 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 119 (7.93%) MS Excel
2 60 (4.00%) MS Office
3 22 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (1.33%) MS Visio
5 17 (1.13%) Photoshop
6 13 (0.87%) MS Project
7 12 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
8 9 (0.60%) InfoPath
9 8 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 5 (0.33%) ArcInfo
11 3 (0.20%) PowerPivot
11 3 (0.20%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.13%) SPSS
12 2 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
12 2 (0.13%) Final Cut Pro
13 1 (0.067%) S-PLUS
13 1 (0.067%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.067%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.067%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 11 (0.73%) Cognos TM1
2 9 (0.60%) CSG Singleview
2 9 (0.60%) Summit
3 8 (0.53%) Magento
4 7 (0.47%) Tridion
5 6 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.27%) Shopify
8 3 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.13%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.13%) RMDS
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.13%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.13%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.13%) ION MarketView
9 2 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (0.067%) assyst
10 1 (0.067%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 25 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
2 15 (1.00%) SaaS
3 11 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.47%) Amazon EMR
5 6 (0.40%) GitHub
5 6 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.20%) PaaS
6 3 (0.20%) Heroku
6 3 (0.20%) IaaS
7 2 (0.13%) Google Apps
7 2 (0.13%) Force.com
8 1 (0.067%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.067%) Office 365
8 1 (0.067%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 75 (5.00%) Internet
2 51 (3.40%) TCP/IP
3 50 (3.33%) Firewall
4 44 (2.93%) HTTP
5 38 (2.53%) DNS
6 29 (1.93%) 3G
7 28 (1.87%) Wireless
8 23 (1.53%) SAN
8 23 (1.53%) DHCP
8 23 (1.53%) WAN
8 23 (1.53%) Broadband
9 20 (1.33%) LAN
10 16 (1.07%) Network Security
10 16 (1.07%) Cisco ASA
10 16 (1.07%) LTE
11 14 (0.93%) NAS
11 14 (0.93%) DVB
12 13 (0.87%) LDAP
13 12 (0.80%) UMTS
13 12 (0.80%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 112 (7.47%) Relational Database
3 92 (6.13%) MySQL
4 71 (4.73%) Big Data
5 67 (4.47%) Oracle Database
6 56 (3.73%) NoSQL
7 49 (3.27%) Hadoop
8 47 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
9 40 (2.67%) MongoDB
10 35 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 32 (2.13%) RDBMS
12 31 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 31 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
13 27 (1.80%) Apache Cassandra
14 24 (1.60%) Oracle Database 11g
15 20 (1.33%) DB2
15 20 (1.33%) Oracle ODI
16 18 (1.20%) Data Mining
17 16 (1.07%) Apache Hive
18 15 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 125 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 99 (6.60%) Subversion
3 70 (4.67%) JIRA
4 67 (4.47%) Maven
5 49 (3.27%) Selenium
6 48 (3.20%) Jenkins
7 41 (2.73%) Visual Studio
8 33 (2.20%) Cucumber
9 32 (2.13%) JUnit
10 26 (1.73%) TeamCity
11 24 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
12 19 (1.27%) Mercurial
13 18 (1.20%) WebDriver
14 17 (1.13%) Xcode
15 14 (0.93%) Ant
16 13 (0.87%) Eclipse
16 13 (0.87%) Toad
16 13 (0.87%) Jasmine
17 10 (0.67%) NUnit
18 9 (0.60%) IntelliJ
General
1 331 (22.07%) Finance
2 191 (12.73%) Banking
3 144 (9.60%) Front Office
4 128 (8.53%) Investment Banking
5 111 (7.40%) Telecoms
6 52 (3.47%) Marketing
7 39 (2.60%) Electronics
8 37 (2.47%) Billing
9 34 (2.27%) Games
10 33 (2.20%) Retail
11 25 (1.67%) Publishing
12 23 (1.53%) Manufacturing
13 20 (1.33%) Advertising
14 16 (1.07%) Legal
15 13 (0.87%) Back Office
15 13 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
16 12 (0.80%) Financial Institution
17 11 (0.73%) General Ledger
18 9 (0.60%) Local Government
19 8 (0.53%) French Language
Job Titles
1 696 (46.40%) Developer
2 144 (9.60%) Analyst
3 142 (9.47%) Java Developer
4 113 (7.53%) Architect
5 72 (4.80%) Software Engineer
6 65 (4.33%) Consultant
7 58 (3.87%) C# Developer
8 55 (3.67%) Solutions Architect
9 53 (3.53%) Senior Developer
10 49 (3.27%) Quantitative Developer
11 48 (3.20%) Web Developer
12 45 (3.00%) C++ Developer
13 43 (2.87%) .NET Developer
14 42 (2.80%) Business Analyst
15 35 (2.33%) Project Manager
16 34 (2.27%) Software Developer
17 33 (2.20%) Junior
18 32 (2.13%) Front-End Developer
18 32 (2.13%) iOS Developer
19 29 (1.93%) C++ Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 292 (19.47%) HTML
2 228 (15.20%) .NET
3 211 (14.07%) CSS
4 169 (11.27%) XML
5 164 (10.93%) Web Services
6 140 (9.33%) HTML5
7 117 (7.80%) jQuery
8 96 (6.40%) Spring
9 90 (6.00%) JSON
10 82 (5.47%) ASP.NET
11 78 (5.20%) Hibernate
12 76 (5.07%) Ajax
13 73 (4.87%) REST
14 72 (4.80%) AngularJS
15 68 (4.53%) CSS3
16 57 (3.80%) J2EE
17 51 (3.40%) WPF
18 47 (3.13%) SOAP
19 44 (2.93%) RESTful
20 41 (2.73%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 251 (16.73%) Analytical Skills
2 229 (15.27%) Mathematics
3 104 (6.93%) Management Information System
4 100 (6.67%) Physics
5 91 (6.07%) Open Source
6 83 (5.53%) User Experience
7 76 (5.07%) Data Structures
8 74 (4.93%) Algorithms
9 70 (4.67%) Mobile App
10 52 (3.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 50 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
12 39 (2.60%) Derivative
13 38 (2.53%) Fixed Income
14 37 (2.47%) Visualisation
15 33 (2.20%) iPad
16 32 (2.13%) Data Integration
16 32 (2.13%) Economics
17 29 (1.93%) Equities
18 28 (1.87%) Blackberry
18 28 (1.87%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 247 (16.47%) Linux
2 191 (12.73%) Windows
3 146 (9.73%) UNIX
4 87 (5.80%) Apple iOS
5 68 (4.53%) Android
6 28 (1.87%) CentOS
7 20 (1.33%) Ubuntu
8 18 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (1.20%) Windows 7
9 17 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (1.07%) Solaris
11 12 (0.80%) Windows XP
12 9 (0.60%) Mac OS X
12 9 (0.60%) Mac OS
13 8 (0.53%) Windows Phone
13 8 (0.53%) AIX
14 7 (0.47%) Windows 8
15 6 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
15 6 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
16 5 (0.33%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 451 (30.07%) Agile Software Development
2 250 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 249 (16.60%) OO
4 184 (12.27%) Scrum
5 171 (11.40%) Project Management
6 159 (10.60%) TDD
7 137 (9.13%) MVC
8 132 (8.80%) ITIL
9 115 (7.67%) Analytics
10 95 (6.33%) Continuous Integration
11 86 (5.73%) Multithreading
12 75 (5.00%) Unit Testing
13 72 (4.80%) Risk Management
14 70 (4.67%) Data Modelling
14 70 (4.67%) Service Delivery
15 68 (4.53%) Business Intelligence
16 66 (4.40%) OOP
16 66 (4.40%) ETL
16 66 (4.40%) Workflow
16 66 (4.40%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 419 (27.93%) Java
2 356 (23.73%) SQL
3 353 (23.53%) JavaScript
4 267 (17.80%) C#
5 221 (14.73%) C++
6 156 (10.40%) Python
7 96 (6.40%) C
8 76 (5.07%) Perl
9 75 (5.00%) PHP
10 60 (4.00%) Ruby
11 53 (3.53%) PL/SQL
12 52 (3.47%) Shell Script
13 51 (3.40%) Scala
14 43 (2.87%) PowerShell
15 36 (2.40%) T-SQL
16 31 (2.07%) VBA
16 31 (2.07%) Objective-C
17 30 (2.00%) VB.NET
18 25 (1.67%) PHP5
18 25 (1.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1165 (77.67%) Degree
2 85 (5.67%) Security Cleared
3 60 (4.00%) SC Cleared
4 45 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 44 (2.93%) CISSP
6 39 (2.60%) ISEB
7 38 (2.53%) PhD
8 21 (1.40%) ISTQB
9 19 (1.27%) MCSE
10 18 (1.20%) CISM
11 16 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
11 16 (1.07%) CISA
12 15 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 15 (1.00%) MCSA
13 14 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
13 14 (0.93%) PMI Certification
14 13 (0.87%) A+ Certification
15 12 (0.80%) DV Cleared
16 11 (0.73%) PMP
16 11 (0.73%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (7.67%) QA
2 56 (3.73%) SLA
3 19 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (0.40%) COBIT
5 5 (0.33%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.33%) BS7799
5 5 (0.33%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.27%) TickIT
7 3 (0.20%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
7 3 (0.20%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.067%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.067%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.067%) HL7
8 1 (0.067%) WCAG
8 1 (0.067%) GxP
System Software
1 56 (3.73%) Active Directory
2 29 (1.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (1.20%) vCloud
4 9 (0.60%) vSphere
4 9 (0.60%) VMware ESX
5 7 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (0.40%) Nmap
7 5 (0.33%) Oracle RMAN
7 5 (0.33%) Docker
8 4 (0.27%) Firmware
8 4 (0.27%) Snort
8 4 (0.27%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.27%) Sendmail
9 3 (0.20%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.20%) Varnish
10 2 (0.13%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.13%) HDFS
10 2 (0.13%) NFS
10 2 (0.13%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 40 (2.67%) Puppet
2 25 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (1.53%) Nagios
4 21 (1.40%) ZABBIX
5 13 (0.87%) Zenoss
5 13 (0.87%) Kibana
5 13 (0.87%) Graylog2
6 12 (0.80%) SCCM
6 12 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
7 10 (0.67%) SCOM
8 7 (0.47%) Vagrant
9 6 (0.40%) Capistrano
9 6 (0.40%) SCOrch
9 6 (0.40%) Nessus
10 5 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 5 (0.33%) Data Guard
11 4 (0.27%) SolarWinds Orion
12 3 (0.20%) SCVMM
12 3 (0.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 3 (0.20%) SCSM
Vendors
1 207 (13.80%) Oracle
2 165 (11.00%) Microsoft
3 44 (2.93%) Cisco
4 37 (2.47%) IBM
5 35 (2.33%) HP
6 34 (2.27%) VMware
7 33 (2.20%) Sybase
8 30 (2.00%) SAP
9 29 (1.93%) Perforce
9 29 (1.93%) Splunk
10 26 (1.73%) Red Hat
11 25 (1.67%) Google
12 19 (1.27%) Informatica
13 18 (1.20%) Adobe
14 17 (1.13%) Business Objects
14 17 (1.13%) Teradata
15 16 (1.07%) Cognos
15 16 (1.07%) Juniper
16 15 (1.00%) Zend
17 14 (0.93%) Tableau
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