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 22 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 146 154 186
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +32
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 718 663 518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.50% 1.43% 0.98%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.80% 5.27% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 374 273
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 31 33
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 £25.94 £9.23 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.70 £42.50 £49.00
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
12371 12579 13280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 25.82% 27.14% 25.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7594 7765 7786
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 496 553 682
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £23.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £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 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -16.00%
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 22 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 22 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 22 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 +16 465 £438 +9.37% 316
South East +15 111 £345 -15.85% 128
East of England -2 45 £400 +14.28% 83
South West -16 25 £350 -26.31% 43
West Midlands -1 24 £295 -26.25% 20
North West -13 17 £375 +52.28% 36
Yorkshire +3 16 £275 -1.78% 26
East Midlands -12 10 £265 -24.28% 18
North East -22 3 £280 -10.40% 19
Midlands - - - -
Computer Science
UK

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 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 1081 (76.34%) Degree
2 397 (28.04%) Java
3 333 (23.52%) Finance
4 318 (22.46%) JavaScript
5 301 (21.26%) SQL
6 257 (18.15%) Agile Software Development
7 252 (17.80%) HTML
8 239 (16.88%) Software Engineering
9 237 (16.74%) Linux
10 218 (15.40%) OO
11 204 (14.41%) C#
12 200 (14.12%) C++
13 197 (13.91%) CSS
14 186 (13.14%) Microsoft
15 185 (13.06%) Oracle
16 182 (12.85%) SQL Server
17 180 (12.71%) Windows
18 177 (12.50%) .NET
19 170 (12.01%) Banking
20 168 (11.86%) Project Management
21 167 (11.79%) Mathematics
22 164 (11.58%) Python
23 153 (10.81%) TDD
24 141 (9.96%) Scrum
24 141 (9.96%) UNIX
25 129 (9.11%) Front Office
25 129 (9.11%) HTML5
26 124 (8.76%) jQuery
27 119 (8.40%) Web Services
27 119 (8.40%) XML

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 58 (4.10%) SharePoint
2 55 (3.88%) Apache
3 42 (2.97%) IIS
4 40 (2.82%) Node.js
5 30 (2.12%) SharePoint 2010
6 25 (1.77%) CMS
6 25 (1.77%) Tomcat
7 22 (1.55%) Apache Pig
8 21 (1.48%) SAS
8 21 (1.48%) MS Exchange
9 17 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
10 15 (1.06%) Confluence
11 14 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
12 13 (0.92%) Joomla!
13 11 (0.78%) WebLogic
14 10 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
15 9 (0.64%) OpenStack
15 9 (0.64%) Drupal
16 8 (0.56%) IBM Notes
16 8 (0.56%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 119 (8.40%) MS Excel
2 65 (4.59%) MS Office
3 28 (1.98%) Photoshop
4 26 (1.84%) MS PowerPoint
5 21 (1.48%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
6 11 (0.78%) MS Project
7 8 (0.56%) InfoPath
8 7 (0.49%) SPSS
9 6 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
11 3 (0.21%) Fireworks
12 2 (0.14%) Acrobat
12 2 (0.14%) PowerPivot
13 1 (0.071%) Final Cut Pro
13 1 (0.071%) Simulink
13 1 (0.071%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.071%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 11 (0.78%) Cognos TM1
2 9 (0.64%) CSG Singleview
3 8 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
3 8 (0.56%) Magento
4 7 (0.49%) Summit
5 4 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.21%) Shopify
6 3 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.21%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
7 2 (0.14%) Tridion
7 2 (0.14%) WebTrends
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
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
8 1 (0.071%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
2 11 (0.78%) SaaS
2 11 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.49%) Amazon EMR
4 5 (0.35%) Heroku
5 4 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.21%) Force.com
7 2 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.071%) Office 365
8 1 (0.071%) IaaS
8 1 (0.071%) GitHub
8 1 (0.071%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.071%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (3.88%) Internet
2 38 (2.68%) HTTP
3 37 (2.61%) TCP/IP
4 30 (2.12%) Firewall
5 29 (2.05%) DNS
6 25 (1.77%) SAN
7 22 (1.55%) Intranet
8 16 (1.13%) Wireless
9 14 (0.99%) DHCP
10 13 (0.92%) FTP
10 13 (0.92%) WAN
10 13 (0.92%) VPN
10 13 (0.92%) LAN
11 11 (0.78%) Network Security
12 10 (0.71%) VoIP
12 10 (0.71%) SSL
12 10 (0.71%) SMTP
13 9 (0.64%) NAS
14 8 (0.56%) VLAN
14 8 (0.56%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (12.85%) SQL Server
2 90 (6.36%) Relational Database
3 86 (6.07%) MySQL
3 86 (6.07%) Big Data
4 65 (4.59%) Oracle Database
5 60 (4.24%) NoSQL
6 54 (3.81%) Data Warehouse
7 48 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 46 (3.25%) Hadoop
9 42 (2.97%) MongoDB
10 39 (2.75%) SQL Server 2008
11 37 (2.61%) RDBMS
12 36 (2.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 30 (2.12%) Apache Cassandra
14 29 (2.05%) Apache Hive
15 28 (1.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 25 (1.77%) Oracle Database 11g
16 25 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
17 24 (1.69%) Data Mining
18 16 (1.13%) Redis
Development Applications
1 105 (7.42%) Git (software)
2 74 (5.23%) Subversion
3 56 (3.95%) Selenium
4 50 (3.53%) JIRA
5 47 (3.32%) Visual Studio
6 42 (2.97%) Maven
7 36 (2.54%) Jenkins
8 35 (2.47%) Cucumber
9 34 (2.40%) WebDriver
10 29 (2.05%) TeamCity
11 20 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
12 16 (1.13%) Xcode
13 15 (1.06%) JUnit
14 14 (0.99%) JMeter
15 13 (0.92%) Eclipse
16 12 (0.85%) LoadRunner
17 10 (0.71%) PowerDesigner
17 10 (0.71%) Jasmine
18 9 (0.64%) Hudson
18 9 (0.64%) RSpec
General
1 333 (23.52%) Finance
2 170 (12.01%) Banking
3 129 (9.11%) Front Office
4 107 (7.56%) Investment Banking
5 90 (6.36%) Telecoms
6 50 (3.53%) Electronics
6 50 (3.53%) Retail
7 39 (2.75%) Marketing
7 39 (2.75%) Games
8 23 (1.62%) Manufacturing
8 23 (1.62%) Billing
9 21 (1.48%) Publishing
10 20 (1.41%) Financial Institution
10 20 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
11 15 (1.06%) Legal
12 14 (0.99%) Back Office
13 11 (0.78%) Advertising
14 9 (0.64%) General Ledger
15 7 (0.49%) Local Government
15 7 (0.49%) French Language
Job Titles
1 623 (44.00%) Developer
2 143 (10.10%) Analyst
3 107 (7.56%) Java Developer
4 79 (5.58%) Architect
5 69 (4.87%) Software Engineer
6 63 (4.45%) Consultant
7 51 (3.60%) Web Developer
8 49 (3.46%) Senior Developer
9 48 (3.39%) Business Analyst
10 41 (2.90%) C++ Developer
11 39 (2.75%) Project Manager
12 37 (2.61%) Quantitative Developer
12 37 (2.61%) Tester
13 36 (2.54%) Junior
13 36 (2.54%) C# Developer
13 36 (2.54%) Front-End Developer
14 32 (2.26%) Test Analyst
15 30 (2.12%) PHP Developer
15 30 (2.12%) Scala Developer
16 29 (2.05%) C++ Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 252 (17.80%) HTML
2 197 (13.91%) CSS
3 177 (12.50%) .NET
4 129 (9.11%) HTML5
5 124 (8.76%) jQuery
6 119 (8.40%) Web Services
6 119 (8.40%) XML
7 69 (4.87%) Spring
8 67 (4.73%) JSON
9 64 (4.52%) CSS3
10 60 (4.24%) REST
10 60 (4.24%) ASP.NET
11 53 (3.74%) Ajax
12 51 (3.60%) AngularJS
13 50 (3.53%) Hibernate
14 44 (3.11%) Backbone.js
15 37 (2.61%) J2EE
16 34 (2.40%) Ruby on Rails
16 34 (2.40%) RESTful
17 31 (2.19%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 167 (11.79%) Mathematics
2 94 (6.64%) Management Information System
3 91 (6.43%) Open Source
4 87 (6.14%) Physics
5 60 (4.24%) Mobile App
6 58 (4.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 48 (3.39%) Derivative
8 47 (3.32%) Equities
9 43 (3.04%) Visualisation
10 36 (2.54%) Fixed Income
11 29 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
11 29 (2.05%) Statistics
12 27 (1.91%) iPad
13 26 (1.84%) Embedded Systems
14 25 (1.77%) GIS
15 23 (1.62%) Equity Derivative
16 22 (1.55%) Economics
16 22 (1.55%) Blackberry
17 20 (1.41%) iPhone
17 20 (1.41%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 237 (16.74%) Linux
2 180 (12.71%) Windows
3 141 (9.96%) UNIX
4 76 (5.37%) Apple iOS
5 68 (4.80%) Android
6 20 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (1.34%) Solaris
8 15 (1.06%) CentOS
9 13 (0.92%) Ubuntu
10 12 (0.85%) AIX
11 11 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (0.64%) Windows 7
13 9 (0.64%) Mac OS X
14 7 (0.49%) Windows XP
15 6 (0.42%) Mac OS
15 6 (0.42%) Windows Phone
16 5 (0.35%) Embedded Linux
17 4 (0.28%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 257 (18.15%) Agile Software Development
2 239 (16.88%) Software Engineering
3 218 (15.40%) OO
4 168 (11.86%) Project Management
5 153 (10.81%) TDD
6 141 (9.96%) Scrum
7 99 (6.99%) Analytics
8 94 (6.64%) MVC
9 91 (6.43%) ITIL
10 76 (5.37%) OOP
10 76 (5.37%) Unit Testing
10 76 (5.37%) BDD
11 75 (5.30%) Business Intelligence
12 72 (5.08%) Continuous Integration
13 68 (4.80%) E-Commerce
14 66 (4.66%) Web Development
15 65 (4.59%) Workflow
16 62 (4.38%) ETL
16 62 (4.38%) Multithreading
17 59 (4.17%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 397 (28.04%) Java
2 318 (22.46%) JavaScript
3 301 (21.26%) SQL
4 204 (14.41%) C#
5 200 (14.12%) C++
6 164 (11.58%) Python
7 109 (7.70%) C
8 78 (5.51%) PHP
9 74 (5.23%) Ruby
9 74 (5.23%) Scala
10 65 (4.59%) Perl
11 33 (2.33%) T-SQL
12 32 (2.26%) PL/SQL
12 32 (2.26%) PowerShell
13 30 (2.12%) Shell Script
13 30 (2.12%) R
14 28 (1.98%) Objective-C
15 21 (1.48%) VBA
16 19 (1.34%) VB.NET
17 14 (0.99%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 1081 (76.34%) Degree
2 80 (5.65%) ISEB
3 62 (4.38%) Security Cleared
4 56 (3.95%) ISTQB
5 50 (3.53%) PhD
6 47 (3.32%) SC Cleared
7 41 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
8 27 (1.91%) CISSP
9 25 (1.77%) CISA
10 23 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
11 22 (1.55%) MCSE
11 22 (1.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 21 (1.48%) CISM
13 19 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 18 (1.27%) ISEB Practitioner
15 17 (1.20%) DV Cleared
16 16 (1.13%) PMI Certification
17 15 (1.06%) APMP
17 15 (1.06%) CCNP
18 14 (0.99%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (8.05%) QA
2 39 (2.75%) 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
5 6 (0.42%) BS7799
6 3 (0.21%) DO-178B
7 2 (0.14%) BS25999
7 2 (0.14%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.14%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.071%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.071%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.071%) GxP
8 1 (0.071%) WCAG
8 1 (0.071%) COBIT
System Software
1 41 (2.90%) Active Directory
2 32 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.78%) VMware ESX
4 7 (0.49%) vCloud
5 5 (0.35%) vSphere
5 5 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
5 5 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.28%) Xen
6 4 (0.28%) NFS
6 4 (0.28%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.28%) Sendmail
6 4 (0.28%) KVM
7 3 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.21%) Varnish
7 3 (0.21%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.14%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.071%) HDFS
9 1 (0.071%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 18 (1.27%) Puppet
2 15 (1.06%) Nagios
3 13 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (0.71%) ZABBIX
5 9 (0.64%) SCCM
6 7 (0.49%) ITRS Geneos
6 7 (0.49%) Zenoss
6 7 (0.49%) Capistrano
6 7 (0.49%) Kibana
6 7 (0.49%) Graylog2
7 5 (0.35%) Data Guard
7 5 (0.35%) SCOM
8 4 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (0.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (0.21%) Salt
9 3 (0.21%) ZENworks
9 3 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.21%) HP Data Protector
9 3 (0.21%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 186 (13.14%) Microsoft
2 185 (13.06%) Oracle
3 40 (2.82%) HP
4 35 (2.47%) VMware
5 32 (2.26%) Cisco
6 30 (2.12%) Splunk
7 23 (1.62%) Sybase
7 23 (1.62%) Adobe
8 21 (1.48%) Perforce
9 20 (1.41%) SAP
9 20 (1.41%) Red Hat
10 19 (1.34%) IBM
11 18 (1.27%) Zend
11 18 (1.27%) Google
12 16 (1.13%) Cognos
13 15 (1.06%) Bloomberg
14 13 (0.92%) Tableau
14 13 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
14 13 (0.92%) Citrix
14 13 (0.92%) JBoss
Bedfordshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Low Cost Airlines
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £320 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
JM
Posted: Yesterday
London
Recruiting.uk.com
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Salt
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Hays London City Projects
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day to £600 day
Posted: 4 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Talent International
Rate: £16000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Lancaster, Lancashire
Lancaster University
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £290 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago