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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 138 142 155
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +13
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 779 758 689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.50% 1.58% 1.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.83% 4.95% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 507 364
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £387
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 33 52
Average hourly rate £28.00 £16.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -57.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.55 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.70 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £13.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+160.37% -64.18%
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
16134 15314 16339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.03% 31.82% 30.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10047 9678 9683
Average daily rate £420 £415 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.20% -1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 672 590 808
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -32.69%

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 1 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 1 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 1 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 +4 465 £450 +5.88% 268
South East +2 137 £350 -9.38% 134
East of England -5 52 £325 -7.14% 88
South West -19 32 £400 +6.66% 55
North West +6 30 £484 +61.25% 42
West Midlands -7 17 £400 +3.22% 25
East Midlands -8 12 £325 -3.70% 20
Yorkshire -12 5 £450 +38.46% 19
North East -43 1 £110 - 14
Midlands - 1 - -
Computer Science
UK

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 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 1154 (76.98%) Degree
2 435 (29.02%) Agile Software Development
3 433 (28.89%) Java
4 349 (23.28%) Finance
5 348 (23.22%) SQL
6 328 (21.88%) JavaScript
7 261 (17.41%) HTML
8 252 (16.81%) Linux
8 252 (16.81%) OO
9 251 (16.74%) C#
10 247 (16.48%) Analytical Skills
11 243 (16.21%) Software Engineering
12 214 (14.28%) .NET
13 211 (14.08%) Mathematics
14 210 (14.01%) Oracle
15 207 (13.81%) C++
16 193 (12.88%) Windows
17 191 (12.74%) CSS
18 190 (12.68%) Banking
19 186 (12.41%) SQL Server
20 180 (12.01%) Project Management
21 175 (11.67%) Microsoft
22 169 (11.27%) Python
23 166 (11.07%) Scrum
24 162 (10.81%) TDD
25 151 (10.07%) XML
26 143 (9.54%) Web Services
26 143 (9.54%) UNIX
27 140 (9.34%) Front Office
28 133 (8.87%) MVC

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 76 (5.07%) Apache
2 55 (3.67%) SharePoint
3 45 (3.00%) IIS
4 43 (2.87%) Tomcat
5 38 (2.54%) Node.js
6 27 (1.80%) SharePoint 2010
7 23 (1.53%) CMS
8 20 (1.33%) SAS
9 19 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
10 18 (1.20%) OpenStack
10 18 (1.20%) WebSphere
10 18 (1.20%) MS Exchange
11 16 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
12 13 (0.87%) IBM Notes
12 13 (0.87%) Apache Pig
13 12 (0.80%) Jetty
13 12 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
14 11 (0.73%) Apache Solr
15 10 (0.67%) Confluence
15 10 (0.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 127 (8.47%) MS Excel
2 66 (4.40%) MS Office
3 28 (1.87%) MS PowerPoint
4 26 (1.73%) MS Visio
5 18 (1.20%) Photoshop
6 14 (0.93%) MS Project
7 13 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (0.53%) InfoPath
9 6 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.27%) ArcInfo
11 3 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.20%) AutoCAD
11 3 (0.20%) PowerPivot
12 2 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
12 2 (0.13%) SPSS
13 1 (0.067%) CorelDRAW
13 1 (0.067%) Simulink
13 1 (0.067%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.067%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 11 (0.73%) Cognos TM1
2 9 (0.60%) CSG Singleview
2 9 (0.60%) Summit
2 9 (0.60%) Magento
3 7 (0.47%) Tridion
4 6 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.27%) Shopify
5 4 (0.27%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.13%) RMDS
7 2 (0.13%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.13%) WebTrends
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.067%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.067%) Staffware
8 1 (0.067%) assyst
8 1 (0.067%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 23 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (0.93%) SaaS
3 13 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (0.47%) Amazon EMR
6 6 (0.40%) GitHub
7 4 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.27%) Heroku
8 3 (0.20%) IaaS
8 3 (0.20%) PaaS
8 3 (0.20%) Force.com
9 2 (0.13%) Google Apps
9 2 (0.13%) Office 365
10 1 (0.067%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.067%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 81 (5.40%) Internet
2 46 (3.07%) TCP/IP
2 46 (3.07%) Firewall
3 43 (2.87%) HTTP
4 40 (2.67%) DNS
5 27 (1.80%) SAN
6 26 (1.73%) 3G
7 23 (1.53%) DHCP
8 22 (1.47%) Wireless
9 19 (1.27%) Broadband
10 18 (1.20%) LTE
11 17 (1.13%) WAN
12 14 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
12 14 (0.93%) LAN
12 14 (0.93%) LDAP
13 12 (0.80%) NAS
13 12 (0.80%) Radio Access Network
13 12 (0.80%) FTP
13 12 (0.80%) DVB
14 11 (0.73%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (12.41%) SQL Server
2 105 (7.00%) Relational Database
3 78 (5.20%) MySQL
4 74 (4.94%) Oracle Database
4 74 (4.94%) Big Data
5 59 (3.94%) NoSQL
6 50 (3.34%) Data Warehouse
7 42 (2.80%) MongoDB
8 41 (2.74%) Hadoop
9 40 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 36 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 33 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
12 29 (1.93%) RDBMS
13 28 (1.87%) Oracle Database 11g
14 27 (1.80%) Apache Cassandra
15 20 (1.33%) Oracle ODI
16 19 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 18 (1.20%) Apache Hive
18 15 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
18 15 (1.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 111 (7.40%) Git (software)
2 94 (6.27%) Subversion
3 66 (4.40%) JIRA
4 60 (4.00%) Maven
5 46 (3.07%) Selenium
6 42 (2.80%) Jenkins
7 39 (2.60%) Visual Studio
8 31 (2.07%) Cucumber
9 29 (1.93%) JUnit
10 25 (1.67%) TeamCity
11 19 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
12 18 (1.20%) Mercurial
13 17 (1.13%) Xcode
13 17 (1.13%) WebDriver
14 14 (0.93%) Eclipse
14 14 (0.93%) Ant
15 13 (0.87%) Jasmine
16 12 (0.80%) LoadRunner
16 12 (0.80%) Toad
17 9 (0.60%) JMeter
General
1 349 (23.28%) Finance
2 190 (12.68%) Banking
3 140 (9.34%) Front Office
4 126 (8.41%) Investment Banking
5 106 (7.07%) Telecoms
6 47 (3.14%) Electronics
7 45 (3.00%) Marketing
8 33 (2.20%) Billing
9 32 (2.13%) Retail
10 29 (1.93%) Games
11 22 (1.47%) Manufacturing
11 22 (1.47%) Advertising
12 20 (1.33%) Publishing
13 15 (1.00%) Financial Institution
13 15 (1.00%) Legal
14 14 (0.93%) Back Office
15 12 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
16 11 (0.73%) General Ledger
17 9 (0.60%) Local Government
18 8 (0.53%) French Language
Job Titles
1 673 (44.90%) Developer
2 153 (10.21%) Analyst
3 142 (9.47%) Java Developer
4 104 (6.94%) Architect
5 73 (4.87%) Software Engineer
6 63 (4.20%) Consultant
7 56 (3.74%) Senior Developer
8 51 (3.40%) C# Developer
9 50 (3.34%) Web Developer
10 48 (3.20%) Business Analyst
11 45 (3.00%) C++ Developer
12 44 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
13 43 (2.87%) Quantitative Developer
14 37 (2.47%) Project Manager
15 35 (2.33%) .NET Developer
16 34 (2.27%) Junior
17 33 (2.20%) Front-End Developer
18 30 (2.00%) Software Developer
19 29 (1.93%) PHP Developer
19 29 (1.93%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 261 (17.41%) HTML
2 214 (14.28%) .NET
3 191 (12.74%) CSS
4 151 (10.07%) XML
5 143 (9.54%) Web Services
6 130 (8.67%) HTML5
7 105 (7.00%) jQuery
8 96 (6.40%) Spring
9 83 (5.54%) JSON
10 82 (5.47%) ASP.NET
11 73 (4.87%) Hibernate
12 70 (4.67%) AngularJS
13 68 (4.54%) REST
14 60 (4.00%) Ajax
15 59 (3.94%) CSS3
16 58 (3.87%) J2EE
17 43 (2.87%) WPF
18 42 (2.80%) JSP
19 40 (2.67%) Backbone.js
20 37 (2.47%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 247 (16.48%) Analytical Skills
2 211 (14.08%) Mathematics
3 105 (7.00%) Management Information System
4 86 (5.74%) Open Source
5 84 (5.60%) Physics
6 82 (5.47%) Algorithms
7 76 (5.07%) Data Structures
8 70 (4.67%) User Experience
9 64 (4.27%) Mobile App
10 55 (3.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 46 (3.07%) Derivative
12 43 (2.87%) Enterprise Software
13 38 (2.54%) Fixed Income
14 35 (2.33%) Equities
14 35 (2.33%) Visualisation
15 31 (2.07%) Economics
15 31 (2.07%) Data Integration
15 31 (2.07%) iPad
16 28 (1.87%) Blackberry
17 27 (1.80%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 252 (16.81%) Linux
2 193 (12.88%) Windows
3 143 (9.54%) UNIX
4 89 (5.94%) Apple iOS
5 73 (4.87%) Android
6 26 (1.73%) CentOS
7 19 (1.27%) Ubuntu
7 19 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (1.13%) Solaris
9 16 (1.07%) Windows 7
9 16 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (0.67%) Mac OS
10 10 (0.67%) Windows XP
10 10 (0.67%) Mac OS X
11 9 (0.60%) AIX
11 9 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (0.47%) Windows Phone
12 7 (0.47%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.27%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 435 (29.02%) Agile Software Development
2 252 (16.81%) OO
3 243 (16.21%) Software Engineering
4 180 (12.01%) Project Management
5 166 (11.07%) Scrum
6 162 (10.81%) TDD
7 133 (8.87%) MVC
8 129 (8.61%) ITIL
9 106 (7.07%) Analytics
10 85 (5.67%) Continuous Integration
11 84 (5.60%) Multithreading
12 77 (5.14%) BDD
13 75 (5.00%) Unit Testing
14 74 (4.94%) OOP
15 72 (4.80%) Service Delivery
16 70 (4.67%) Risk Management
17 65 (4.34%) ETL
18 62 (4.14%) Business Intelligence
18 62 (4.14%) Data Modelling
18 62 (4.14%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 433 (28.89%) Java
2 348 (23.22%) SQL
3 328 (21.88%) JavaScript
4 251 (16.74%) C#
5 207 (13.81%) C++
6 169 (11.27%) Python
7 108 (7.20%) C
8 78 (5.20%) PHP
9 75 (5.00%) Perl
10 56 (3.74%) Ruby
10 56 (3.74%) Scala
11 54 (3.60%) PL/SQL
12 50 (3.34%) Shell Script
13 42 (2.80%) PowerShell
14 31 (2.07%) VBA
14 31 (2.07%) T-SQL
14 31 (2.07%) Objective-C
15 29 (1.93%) VB.NET
16 25 (1.67%) PHP5
17 21 (1.40%) R
Qualifications
1 1154 (76.98%) Degree
2 93 (6.20%) Security Cleared
3 72 (4.80%) SC Cleared
4 63 (4.20%) ISEB
5 51 (3.40%) Microsoft Certification
6 47 (3.14%) CISSP
7 41 (2.74%) PhD
8 33 (2.20%) ISTQB
9 24 (1.60%) MCSE
10 22 (1.47%) CISA
11 20 (1.33%) CISM
12 19 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 18 (1.20%) ISEB Practitioner
14 17 (1.13%) MCSA
15 16 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 16 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
15 16 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
16 15 (1.00%) PMI Certification
16 15 (1.00%) DV Cleared
16 15 (1.00%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (7.61%) QA
2 51 (3.40%) SLA
3 22 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.47%) BS7799
5 5 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.33%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.33%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.27%) COBIT
6 4 (0.27%) TickIT
7 3 (0.20%) DO-178B
7 3 (0.20%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.20%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.067%) GxP
8 1 (0.067%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.067%) WCAG
8 1 (0.067%) HL7
8 1 (0.067%) BS25999
8 1 (0.067%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 54 (3.60%) Active Directory
2 33 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.13%) vCloud
4 13 (0.87%) VMware ESX
5 9 (0.60%) vSphere
6 8 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
7 7 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
8 6 (0.40%) Hyper-V
9 5 (0.33%) Nmap
9 5 (0.33%) Snort
9 5 (0.33%) Docker
10 4 (0.27%) Sendmail
10 4 (0.27%) Xen
10 4 (0.27%) Firmware
11 3 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (0.20%) ISA Server
11 3 (0.20%) NFS
11 3 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.20%) KVM
12 2 (0.13%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 34 (2.27%) Puppet
2 22 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (1.40%) Nagios
4 19 (1.27%) ZABBIX
5 13 (0.87%) SCCM
5 13 (0.87%) Kibana
5 13 (0.87%) Graylog2
5 13 (0.87%) Zenoss
6 11 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
7 10 (0.67%) SCOM
8 8 (0.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 6 (0.40%) SCOrch
9 6 (0.40%) Data Guard
9 6 (0.40%) Capistrano
10 5 (0.33%) Vagrant
11 4 (0.27%) SolarWinds Orion
11 4 (0.27%) Nessus
12 3 (0.20%) ZENworks
12 3 (0.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 3 (0.20%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 210 (14.01%) Oracle
2 175 (11.67%) Microsoft
3 41 (2.74%) Cisco
4 39 (2.60%) HP
5 38 (2.54%) VMware
6 35 (2.33%) IBM
7 34 (2.27%) Sybase
8 31 (2.07%) Perforce
9 29 (1.93%) Splunk
10 26 (1.73%) Red Hat
10 26 (1.73%) Google
11 23 (1.53%) SAP
12 20 (1.33%) JBoss
12 20 (1.33%) Informatica
13 18 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
14 17 (1.13%) Teradata
14 17 (1.13%) Juniper
15 16 (1.07%) Zend
15 16 (1.07%) Adobe
16 14 (0.93%) Cognos
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £454.00 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £230 - £250 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
YSM
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
TD Group
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £495 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Yoh Company
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: market day rate
Posted: Yesterday
Salisbury, Wiltshire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £25 - £28 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £380 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
South East
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
London, United Kingdom
European Medicines Agency
Rate: € 100,830 plus excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £20000 to £24000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago