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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 162 141 144
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +3
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 701 737 631
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.39% 1.56% 1.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.53% 4.92% 4.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 444 435 402
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £614 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 41 36
Average hourly rate £28.69 £33.75 £35.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.99% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.25 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £83.10 £52.50 £45.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.35 £21.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+39.73% -44.00%
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
15460 14991 13695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.65% 31.74% 30.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10102 9480 8215
Average daily rate £425 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 598 629 778
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +7 441 £475 +11.76% 268
South East -37 124 £330 -12.00% 133
North West +10 38 £353 +22.60% 29
South West -22 31 £413 +10.00% 41
East of England -19 28 £400 +3.22% 68
West Midlands -5 24 £300 - 21
East Midlands 0 5 £375 +48.51% 14
Yorkshire -21 3 £250 -23.07% 18
North East -32 1 - - 5
Midlands - - - -
Computer Science
UK

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1163 (78.42%) Degree
2 432 (29.13%) Java
3 414 (27.92%) Agile Software Development
4 388 (26.16%) SQL
5 344 (23.20%) Finance
6 342 (23.06%) JavaScript
7 321 (21.65%) HTML
8 270 (18.21%) OO
9 269 (18.14%) C#
10 246 (16.59%) Oracle
11 242 (16.32%) .NET
12 239 (16.12%) Analytical Skills
13 233 (15.71%) Software Engineering
14 229 (15.44%) Mathematics
15 222 (14.97%) CSS
16 219 (14.77%) Linux
17 210 (14.16%) Web Services
18 203 (13.69%) C++
19 195 (13.15%) SQL Server
20 187 (12.61%) Windows
21 182 (12.27%) Microsoft
22 180 (12.14%) XML
23 173 (11.67%) Banking
24 162 (10.92%) Project Management
25 158 (10.65%) Scrum
26 155 (10.45%) UNIX
27 153 (10.32%) TDD
28 150 (10.11%) ITIL
28 150 (10.11%) HTML5
29 147 (9.91%) Python

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (5.93%) Apache
2 61 (4.11%) Tomcat
3 45 (3.03%) SharePoint
4 42 (2.83%) CMS
5 39 (2.63%) SAS
6 37 (2.49%) IIS
7 33 (2.23%) Node.js
8 26 (1.75%) OpenStack
9 25 (1.69%) WebSphere
10 20 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
10 20 (1.35%) JBoss
11 18 (1.21%) WebLogic
12 17 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
13 16 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
13 16 (1.08%) Jetty
14 15 (1.01%) Apache Solr
15 14 (0.94%) IBM Notes
16 13 (0.88%) MS Exchange
16 13 (0.88%) Confluence
17 11 (0.74%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 144 (9.71%) MS Excel
2 72 (4.86%) MS Office
3 39 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 36 (2.43%) MS Visio
5 17 (1.15%) Photoshop
6 16 (1.08%) MS Project
7 8 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.47%) ArcInfo
9 6 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 5 (0.34%) InfoPath
11 4 (0.27%) PowerPivot
12 3 (0.20%) AutoCAD
12 3 (0.20%) Mathematica
13 2 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
13 2 (0.13%) Final Cut Pro
13 2 (0.13%) SPSS
14 1 (0.067%) Simulink
14 1 (0.067%) Adobe Illustrator
14 1 (0.067%) S-PLUS
14 1 (0.067%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 22 (1.48%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (1.08%) Summit
3 7 (0.47%) Tridion
4 6 (0.40%) SAP CRM
5 5 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.27%) Magento
6 4 (0.27%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.20%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.13%) ION MarketView
8 2 (0.13%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.13%) RMDS
9 1 (0.067%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.067%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.067%) ResourceLink
9 1 (0.067%) Changepoint
9 1 (0.067%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 28 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (1.21%) SaaS
4 13 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (0.88%) PaaS
5 12 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (0.81%) Heroku
5 12 (0.81%) GitHub
6 9 (0.61%) Engine Yard
7 4 (0.27%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.27%) IaaS
8 2 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.13%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.067%) Office 365
9 1 (0.067%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 88 (5.93%) Internet
2 74 (4.99%) Firewall
3 53 (3.57%) TCP/IP
4 50 (3.37%) HTTP
5 41 (2.76%) DNS
6 32 (2.16%) 3G
7 28 (1.89%) WAN
8 26 (1.75%) Broadband
8 26 (1.75%) Wireless
9 25 (1.69%) LAN
9 25 (1.69%) SAN
10 20 (1.35%) Network Security
11 19 (1.28%) DHCP
12 17 (1.15%) Cisco ASA
12 17 (1.15%) LTE
13 16 (1.08%) Intrusion Detection
14 15 (1.01%) NAS
15 13 (0.88%) UMTS
16 12 (0.81%) VPN
17 11 (0.74%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (13.15%) SQL Server
2 135 (9.10%) Relational Database
3 97 (6.54%) MySQL
4 69 (4.65%) Oracle Database
5 64 (4.32%) NoSQL
6 61 (4.11%) Big Data
7 60 (4.05%) Hadoop
8 58 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
9 50 (3.37%) MongoDB
10 48 (3.24%) RDBMS
11 30 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
12 29 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
13 28 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
14 25 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 24 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 23 (1.55%) QlikView
17 19 (1.28%) Data Mining
17 19 (1.28%) DB2
18 17 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
19 15 (1.01%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 117 (7.89%) Git (software)
2 110 (7.42%) Subversion
3 87 (5.87%) JIRA
4 74 (4.99%) Maven
5 64 (4.32%) Jenkins
6 60 (4.05%) Visual Studio
7 41 (2.76%) JUnit
8 38 (2.56%) Selenium
9 25 (1.69%) Toad
9 25 (1.69%) TeamCity
10 23 (1.55%) Ant
11 22 (1.48%) Cucumber
12 21 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
13 17 (1.15%) Mercurial
14 16 (1.08%) Xcode
14 16 (1.08%) Eclipse
15 15 (1.01%) ClearCase
16 14 (0.94%) jMock
17 13 (0.88%) NUnit
17 13 (0.88%) ClearQuest
General
1 344 (23.20%) Finance
2 173 (11.67%) Banking
3 114 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 106 (7.15%) Front Office
5 94 (6.34%) Investment Banking
6 57 (3.84%) Marketing
7 34 (2.29%) Games
8 30 (2.02%) Retail
8 30 (2.02%) Electronics
8 30 (2.02%) Publishing
9 29 (1.96%) Billing
10 21 (1.42%) Financial Institution
11 20 (1.35%) Manufacturing
11 20 (1.35%) Advertising
12 17 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
12 17 (1.15%) Legal
13 13 (0.88%) Back Office
14 8 (0.54%) Automotive
14 8 (0.54%) Law
15 6 (0.40%) French Language
Job Titles
1 617 (41.60%) Developer
2 155 (10.45%) Analyst
3 138 (9.31%) Java Developer
4 121 (8.16%) Architect
5 63 (4.25%) Solutions Architect
6 61 (4.11%) Consultant
7 60 (4.05%) Software Engineer
8 57 (3.84%) C# Developer
9 52 (3.51%) Senior Developer
10 48 (3.24%) Web Developer
10 48 (3.24%) .NET Developer
11 42 (2.83%) Business Analyst
12 37 (2.49%) Junior
13 36 (2.43%) Project Manager
14 33 (2.23%) C++ Developer
15 31 (2.09%) Quantitative Developer
15 31 (2.09%) Front-End Developer
15 31 (2.09%) DevOps Engineer
16 30 (2.02%) Software Developer
17 29 (1.96%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 321 (21.65%) HTML
2 242 (16.32%) .NET
3 222 (14.97%) CSS
4 210 (14.16%) Web Services
5 180 (12.14%) XML
6 150 (10.11%) HTML5
7 118 (7.96%) jQuery
8 113 (7.62%) Spring
9 99 (6.68%) Hibernate
10 98 (6.61%) JSON
11 92 (6.20%) REST
12 88 (5.93%) ASP.NET
13 82 (5.53%) Ajax
14 73 (4.92%) CSS3
15 71 (4.79%) J2EE
15 71 (4.79%) AngularJS
16 63 (4.25%) WCF
17 56 (3.78%) WPF
17 56 (3.78%) RESTful
18 54 (3.64%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 239 (16.12%) Analytical Skills
2 229 (15.44%) Mathematics
3 112 (7.55%) Management Information System
4 87 (5.87%) Physics
5 84 (5.66%) User Experience
6 76 (5.12%) Open Source
7 68 (4.59%) Algorithms
8 55 (3.71%) Data Structures
9 54 (3.64%) Mobile App
10 52 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
11 44 (2.97%) Statistics
12 38 (2.56%) Derivative
13 36 (2.43%) Economics
14 34 (2.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 30 (2.02%) Credit Risk
16 29 (1.96%) iPad
17 28 (1.89%) Visualisation
17 28 (1.89%) Fixed Income
18 22 (1.48%) Clustering
19 21 (1.42%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 219 (14.77%) Linux
2 187 (12.61%) Windows
3 155 (10.45%) UNIX
4 76 (5.12%) Apple iOS
5 58 (3.91%) Android
6 29 (1.96%) CentOS
7 25 (1.69%) Ubuntu
8 20 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (1.28%) Windows 7
10 14 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (0.94%) Windows XP
10 14 (0.94%) Solaris
11 10 (0.67%) Mac OS
12 7 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (0.40%) Windows 8
13 6 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (0.40%) Debian
14 5 (0.34%) AIX
15 4 (0.27%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 414 (27.92%) Agile Software Development
2 270 (18.21%) OO
3 233 (15.71%) Software Engineering
4 162 (10.92%) Project Management
5 158 (10.65%) Scrum
6 153 (10.32%) TDD
7 150 (10.11%) ITIL
8 138 (9.31%) MVC
9 110 (7.42%) Continuous Integration
9 110 (7.42%) Analytics
10 105 (7.08%) Data Modelling
11 90 (6.07%) Multithreading
12 73 (4.92%) Business Intelligence
13 69 (4.65%) SOA
14 68 (4.59%) Service Delivery
14 68 (4.59%) DevOps
15 66 (4.45%) ETL
15 66 (4.45%) Unit Testing
16 65 (4.38%) OOP
17 63 (4.25%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 432 (29.13%) Java
2 388 (26.16%) SQL
3 342 (23.06%) JavaScript
4 269 (18.14%) C#
5 203 (13.69%) C++
6 147 (9.91%) Python
7 87 (5.87%) PHP
8 86 (5.80%) C
9 77 (5.19%) PL/SQL
9 77 (5.19%) Perl
10 71 (4.79%) Ruby
11 64 (4.32%) Shell Script
12 42 (2.83%) Bash Shell
13 38 (2.56%) PowerShell
14 37 (2.49%) T-SQL
14 37 (2.49%) Scala
15 35 (2.36%) VB.NET
16 25 (1.69%) VB
17 23 (1.55%) VBScript
17 23 (1.55%) R
Qualifications
1 1163 (78.42%) Degree
2 100 (6.74%) Security Cleared
3 73 (4.92%) SC Cleared
4 51 (3.44%) CISSP
5 37 (2.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 33 (2.23%) PhD
7 29 (1.96%) ISEB
8 20 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
9 18 (1.21%) CISM
10 17 (1.15%) MCSE
11 15 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
12 14 (0.94%) CISA
13 13 (0.88%) ISTQB
13 13 (0.88%) MCSA
14 12 (0.81%) HND
14 12 (0.81%) Oracle Certification
14 12 (0.81%) A+ Certification
15 11 (0.74%) MCITP
15 11 (0.74%) Sun Certification
15 11 (0.74%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (7.28%) QA
2 45 (3.03%) SLA
3 20 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.74%) COBIT
4 11 (0.74%) ISO 9001
5 8 (0.54%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.47%) ISO 14001
7 4 (0.27%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.27%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.27%) TickIT
7 4 (0.27%) BS7799
8 3 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.13%) GxP
9 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.067%) HL7
10 1 (0.067%) WCAG
System Software
1 57 (3.84%) Active Directory
2 29 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.08%) vCloud
4 13 (0.88%) vSphere
5 8 (0.54%) VMware ESX
6 7 (0.47%) Docker
7 6 (0.40%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.40%) Nmap
8 5 (0.34%) Varnish
9 4 (0.27%) Xen
9 4 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.27%) Snort
10 3 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
10 3 (0.20%) XenApp
10 3 (0.20%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.13%) HDFS
11 2 (0.13%) GPFS
11 2 (0.13%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.13%) XenServer
11 2 (0.13%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 55 (3.71%) Puppet
2 27 (1.82%) Nagios
2 27 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (1.15%) ZABBIX
4 13 (0.88%) Vagrant
5 11 (0.74%) Graphite
6 10 (0.67%) Kibana
6 10 (0.67%) Graylog2
6 10 (0.67%) Zenoss
7 9 (0.61%) Cobbler
8 8 (0.54%) SCCM
8 8 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (0.47%) SCOM
9 7 (0.47%) collectd
10 6 (0.40%) Nessus
11 5 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 5 (0.34%) SCOrch
12 3 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (0.20%) SolarWinds Orion
12 3 (0.20%) Salt
Vendors
1 246 (16.59%) Oracle
2 182 (12.27%) Microsoft
3 44 (2.97%) SAP
3 44 (2.97%) VMware
4 43 (2.90%) Cisco
5 37 (2.49%) IBM
6 29 (1.96%) Splunk
7 27 (1.82%) HP
7 27 (1.82%) Red Hat
8 24 (1.62%) Google
9 22 (1.48%) Sybase
10 21 (1.42%) Informatica
10 21 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
10 21 (1.42%) Teradata
11 20 (1.35%) Perforce
12 18 (1.21%) Business Objects
13 17 (1.15%) Adobe
13 17 (1.15%) Tableau
14 16 (1.08%) Juniper
15 14 (0.94%) Lotus
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Blue Glue
Rate: From £400 to £400 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £360.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Richmond, Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: From £0 to £0 per day £competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Hudson - London
Rate: £285 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Sanderson
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Rate: £280 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Rate: Up to £280 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £40k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Digital Gurus
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Sanderson
Rate: £375.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £10 - £13 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
North West London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £440 - £470 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury
Spectrum IT
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £425 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago