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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 183 148 143
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -5
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 672 782 754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.25% 1.55% 1.57%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.86% 4.71% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 472 472
Average daily rate
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£442 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £631 £625 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 24 41
Average hourly rate £29.35 £42.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.95% +30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £14.45 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.24 £56.60 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.72 £47.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.38% +53.22%
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
17426 16598 16008
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.31% 32.96% 33.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 11144 10089 9876
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 670 690 652
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.53% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 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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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 -47 365 £500 +17.64% 336
South East -64 95 £348 -0.71% 134
East of England +8 52 £360 +2.85% 98
North West -14 40 £375 -16.66% 42
South West +4 36 £375 -8.53% 41
East Midlands +14 33 £325 +12.06% 25
West Midlands +2 31 £400 +14.28% 24
Yorkshire -29 10 £413 +83.33% 29
North East -23 3 £318 +188.63% 7
Computer Science
UK

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 1074 (81.80%) Degree
2 362 (27.57%) Agile Software Development
3 358 (27.27%) SQL
4 350 (26.66%) Finance
5 322 (24.52%) Java
6 247 (18.81%) JavaScript
7 223 (16.98%) Linux
8 214 (16.30%) C#
9 213 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
10 198 (15.08%) Oracle
11 192 (14.62%) HTML
12 190 (14.47%) Microsoft
13 189 (14.39%) C++
14 186 (14.17%) SQL Server
15 184 (14.01%) .NET
16 178 (13.56%) UNIX
17 171 (13.02%) Software Engineering
18 167 (12.72%) Web Services
19 159 (12.11%) Windows
20 158 (12.03%) Mathematics
21 152 (11.58%) OO
22 147 (11.20%) Python
23 145 (11.04%) MS Excel
24 135 (10.28%) Banking
25 131 (9.98%) XML
26 130 (9.90%) ITIL
27 128 (9.75%) CSS
27 128 (9.75%) Project Management
28 124 (9.44%) SDLC
29 117 (8.91%) TDD

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 (4.42%) Apache
2 50 (3.81%) SharePoint
3 49 (3.73%) CMS
4 41 (3.12%) Node.js
5 32 (2.44%) SAS
6 25 (1.90%) IIS
7 23 (1.75%) WebSphere
8 22 (1.68%) Tomcat
9 19 (1.45%) Oracle Workflow
10 18 (1.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 17 (1.29%) MS Exchange
11 17 (1.29%) WebLogic
12 16 (1.22%) JBoss
13 14 (1.07%) OpenStack
13 14 (1.07%) Apache Spark
14 10 (0.76%) Apache Pig
14 10 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
15 8 (0.61%) Commerce Server
16 7 (0.53%) Drupal
16 7 (0.53%) GlassFish
Applications
1 145 (11.04%) MS Excel
2 88 (6.70%) MS Office
3 61 (4.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 34 (2.59%) MS Visio
5 15 (1.14%) SPSS
5 15 (1.14%) Photoshop
6 10 (0.76%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.46%) MS Project
8 4 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.23%) PowerPivot
10 2 (0.15%) Doxygen
10 2 (0.15%) FrameMaker
10 2 (0.15%) XMetaL
10 2 (0.15%) Maya
10 2 (0.15%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.15%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.15%) RoboHelp
11 1 (0.076%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.076%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 10 (0.76%) Adobe Campaign
2 9 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.61%) WebTrends
4 6 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.30%) ION MarketView
7 3 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.23%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle 11i
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.15%) MultiFonds
8 2 (0.15%) RMDS
8 2 (0.15%) Magento
8 2 (0.15%) Temenos T24
8 2 (0.15%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.15%) Towers Watson Igloo
8 2 (0.15%) Radian6
9 1 (0.076%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 49 (3.73%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (1.14%) Google Analytics
2 15 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.07%) SaaS
4 12 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (0.69%) Amazon S3
5 9 (0.69%) Adobe Analytics
5 9 (0.69%) GitHub
5 9 (0.69%) IaaS
6 8 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 7 (0.53%) PaaS
7 7 (0.53%) Heroku
8 6 (0.46%) Office 365
8 6 (0.46%) Force.com
9 5 (0.38%) Google App Engine
9 5 (0.38%) Boomi
10 4 (0.30%) Google Compute Engine
11 3 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 62 (4.72%) Internet
2 51 (3.88%) TCP/IP
3 44 (3.35%) Firewall
4 29 (2.21%) VoIP
5 27 (2.06%) VPN
5 27 (2.06%) DHCP
6 25 (1.90%) HTTP
7 23 (1.75%) DNS
7 23 (1.75%) LAN
7 23 (1.75%) IPsec
7 23 (1.75%) Network Security
8 21 (1.60%) Wireless
9 19 (1.45%) OSPF
10 18 (1.37%) BGP
10 18 (1.37%) LDAP
10 18 (1.37%) WAN
11 17 (1.29%) ISDN
11 17 (1.29%) SSL
11 17 (1.29%) MPLS
12 15 (1.14%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (14.17%) SQL Server
2 95 (7.24%) Relational Database
3 89 (6.78%) MySQL
4 63 (4.80%) Data Warehouse
5 45 (3.43%) Oracle Database
6 41 (3.12%) RDBMS
7 37 (2.82%) Big Data
8 36 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
9 32 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 29 (2.21%) Hadoop
10 29 (2.21%) SQL Server 2012
10 29 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 27 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
12 23 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
13 20 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
13 20 (1.52%) DB2
14 18 (1.37%) MongoDB
15 17 (1.29%) Apache Hive
16 15 (1.14%) Oracle BI EE
16 15 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 90 (6.85%) Git (software)
2 66 (5.03%) Visual Studio
3 61 (4.65%) Subversion
4 51 (3.88%) JIRA
5 48 (3.66%) Maven
6 38 (2.89%) Jenkins
7 33 (2.51%) Team Foundation Server
8 27 (2.06%) JUnit
9 25 (1.90%) Selenium
10 18 (1.37%) TeamCity
11 17 (1.29%) Ant
12 16 (1.22%) Eclipse
13 15 (1.14%) WebDriver
13 15 (1.14%) Hudson
14 13 (0.99%) Cucumber
15 12 (0.91%) RSpec
16 11 (0.84%) NUnit
16 11 (0.84%) Xcode
17 8 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 8 (0.61%) Rational DOORS
General
1 350 (26.66%) Finance
2 135 (10.28%) Banking
3 91 (6.93%) Telecoms
4 68 (5.18%) Front Office
4 68 (5.18%) Investment Banking
5 66 (5.03%) Marketing
6 27 (2.06%) Games
7 24 (1.83%) Electronics
8 22 (1.68%) Automotive
9 20 (1.52%) Financial Institution
10 19 (1.45%) Retail
11 17 (1.29%) Legal
11 17 (1.29%) Manufacturing
12 14 (1.07%) Publishing
13 13 (0.99%) Advertising
14 12 (0.91%) Back Office
15 10 (0.76%) Multimedia
16 7 (0.53%) Billing
16 7 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.53%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 526 (40.06%) Developer
2 154 (11.73%) Analyst
3 112 (8.53%) Architect
4 80 (6.09%) Java Developer
5 64 (4.87%) Software Engineer
6 59 (4.49%) Senior Developer
7 49 (3.73%) Business Analyst
8 45 (3.43%) C++ Developer
9 43 (3.27%) C# Developer
10 36 (2.74%) .NET Developer
10 36 (2.74%) Consultant
10 36 (2.74%) iOS Developer
11 33 (2.51%) Programmer
12 32 (2.44%) Project Manager
13 28 (2.13%) Python Developer
14 27 (2.06%) Technical Architect
14 27 (2.06%) Front-End Developer
15 26 (1.98%) Web Developer
16 24 (1.83%) Software Developer
16 24 (1.83%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 192 (14.62%) HTML
2 184 (14.01%) .NET
3 167 (12.72%) Web Services
4 131 (9.98%) XML
5 128 (9.75%) CSS
6 113 (8.61%) jQuery
7 94 (7.16%) HTML5
8 91 (6.93%) REST
9 85 (6.47%) ASP.NET
10 56 (4.27%) SOAP
11 54 (4.11%) AngularJS
12 48 (3.66%) J2EE
12 48 (3.66%) JSON
12 48 (3.66%) CSS3
13 45 (3.43%) Middleware
14 44 (3.35%) RESTful
15 42 (3.20%) WPF
16 37 (2.82%) .NET Framework
17 36 (2.74%) Spring
18 31 (2.36%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 213 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
2 158 (12.03%) Mathematics
3 112 (8.53%) Management Information System
4 74 (5.64%) Physics
5 59 (4.49%) Mobile App
6 47 (3.58%) User Experience
7 44 (3.35%) Data Centre
7 44 (3.35%) Derivative
8 42 (3.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 36 (2.74%) Visualisation
10 35 (2.67%) Algorithms
11 31 (2.36%) Equities
11 31 (2.36%) Statistics
12 30 (2.28%) Data Structures
13 25 (1.90%) Economics
14 23 (1.75%) CMDB
14 23 (1.75%) Social Media
15 22 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
15 22 (1.68%) Fixed Income
15 22 (1.68%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 223 (16.98%) Linux
2 178 (13.56%) UNIX
3 159 (12.11%) Windows
4 78 (5.94%) Apple iOS
5 59 (4.49%) Android
6 21 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (1.45%) Solaris
8 12 (0.91%) Windows 7
9 11 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (0.61%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.38%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.38%) AIX
13 4 (0.30%) VMS
13 4 (0.30%) MVS
14 3 (0.23%) zOS
15 2 (0.15%) HPUX
15 2 (0.15%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.15%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 362 (27.57%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (13.02%) Software Engineering
3 152 (11.58%) OO
4 130 (9.90%) ITIL
5 128 (9.75%) Project Management
6 124 (9.44%) SDLC
7 117 (8.91%) TDD
8 114 (8.68%) Scrum
9 113 (8.61%) Analytics
10 85 (6.47%) Data Modelling
11 83 (6.32%) Continuous Integration
12 77 (5.86%) UML
13 75 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
14 74 (5.64%) MVC
15 71 (5.41%) Web Development
16 65 (4.95%) Unit Testing
16 65 (4.95%) Migration
17 61 (4.65%) Multithreading
18 59 (4.49%) iOS Development
19 57 (4.34%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 358 (27.27%) SQL
2 322 (24.52%) Java
3 247 (18.81%) JavaScript
4 214 (16.30%) C#
5 189 (14.39%) C++
6 147 (11.20%) Python
7 90 (6.85%) C
8 69 (5.26%) Perl
8 69 (5.26%) PHP
9 58 (4.42%) PowerShell
10 41 (3.12%) R
11 40 (3.05%) Ruby
12 37 (2.82%) T-SQL
13 34 (2.59%) PL/SQL
14 30 (2.28%) VBScript
14 30 (2.28%) VBA
15 29 (2.21%) Objective-C
16 28 (2.13%) Shell Script
17 25 (1.90%) VB
18 19 (1.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1074 (81.80%) Degree
2 67 (5.10%) Security Cleared
3 52 (3.96%) Cisco Certification
4 42 (3.20%) PhD
5 38 (2.89%) PMI Certification
6 36 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 33 (2.51%) SC Cleared
8 31 (2.36%) CCNP
9 26 (1.98%) CISSP
10 21 (1.60%) CCNA
10 21 (1.60%) MCSE
10 21 (1.60%) ISTQB
11 20 (1.52%) PMP
11 20 (1.52%) CCIE
12 19 (1.45%) ISEB
13 15 (1.14%) HND
14 13 (0.99%) MCITP
15 12 (0.91%) CISM
16 8 (0.61%) CISA
16 8 (0.61%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (4.87%) QA
2 19 (1.45%) ISO 9001
2 19 (1.45%) SLA
2 19 (1.45%) TickIT
3 13 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.84%) COBIT
4 11 (0.84%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.53%) JSP 440
6 6 (0.46%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.30%) EMIR
7 4 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.23%) MiFID
8 3 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.15%) COREP
9 2 (0.15%) FINREP
9 2 (0.15%) DO-178B
9 2 (0.15%) HL7
10 1 (0.076%) CDISC
10 1 (0.076%) WAI
10 1 (0.076%) Basel III
System Software
1 49 (3.73%) Active Directory
2 22 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.76%) Docker
4 8 (0.61%) VMware ESX
5 6 (0.46%) XenApp
5 6 (0.46%) HDFS
5 6 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (0.38%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.38%) vSphere
7 4 (0.30%) Varnish
7 4 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.30%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.23%) Snort
8 3 (0.23%) Firmware
9 2 (0.15%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.15%) Xen
9 2 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.15%) Cygwin
9 2 (0.15%) XenServer
9 2 (0.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (1.68%) Puppet
2 15 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (0.84%) Ansible
4 10 (0.76%) Tivoli
5 7 (0.53%) SCCM
6 6 (0.46%) OPNET
6 6 (0.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 6 (0.46%) Vagrant
7 5 (0.38%) Netcool
7 5 (0.38%) SCOM
8 4 (0.30%) Oozie
9 3 (0.23%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.23%) ITRS Geneos
9 3 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.23%) Nagios
9 3 (0.23%) Oracle Identity Management
9 3 (0.23%) Cisco UCCX
9 3 (0.23%) CFEngine
10 2 (0.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 198 (15.08%) Oracle
2 190 (14.47%) Microsoft
3 62 (4.72%) Cisco
4 49 (3.73%) HP
5 38 (2.89%) Google
6 37 (2.82%) Adobe
7 32 (2.44%) Sybase
7 32 (2.44%) VMware
8 27 (2.06%) SAP
9 20 (1.52%) Red Hat
9 20 (1.52%) Splunk
10 19 (1.45%) Citrix
11 18 (1.37%) Tableau
11 18 (1.37%) ServiceNow
12 17 (1.29%) Informatica
13 16 (1.22%) Remedy
13 16 (1.22%) F5
14 15 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
14 15 (1.14%) IBM
15 14 (1.07%) Apple
Luton, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Green Thompson Consulting
Rate: From £30,000 to £38,500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Computer People
Rate: £349.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £457.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Suffolk
X4 Group
Rate: £250 - 350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Aquent
Rate: From £200 to £240 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £480 - £520 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hudson IT
Rate: £600 - £620 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £400 - 500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates, please indicate expectations
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £350 - 500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicestershire
ISL
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicestershire
ISL
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Posted: 6 days ago