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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 155 144 141
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -3
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 666 635 603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.43% 1.44% 1.49%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.71% 4.59% 4.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 374 381
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £800 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 42 44
Average hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.40 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -38.68%
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
14152 13841 12436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.47% 31.47% 30.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 9029 8668 7539
Average daily rate £425 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 570 554 752
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.21 £11.91 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £42.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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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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 +14 427 £464 +3.05% 355
South East +1 110 £347 -7.60% 146
North West -9 32 £375 - 45
South West -21 31 £375 - 54
West Midlands +11 23 £275 -8.33% 26
East of England +1 22 £400 -6.97% 107
East Midlands +17 7 £425 - 14
Yorkshire -14 6 £140 - 24
North East -26 1 - - 6
Computer Science
UK

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1098 (78.09%) Degree
2 420 (29.87%) Java
3 388 (27.60%) Agile Software Development
4 380 (27.03%) SQL
5 321 (22.83%) Finance
6 304 (21.62%) JavaScript
7 292 (20.77%) HTML
8 291 (20.70%) C#
9 265 (18.85%) .NET
10 246 (17.50%) OO
11 235 (16.71%) Oracle
12 230 (16.36%) Analytical Skills
13 229 (16.29%) Software Engineering
14 225 (16.00%) Mathematics
15 207 (14.72%) Web Services
16 205 (14.58%) CSS
17 192 (13.66%) Linux
18 189 (13.44%) SQL Server
19 186 (13.23%) Microsoft
20 181 (12.87%) XML
21 177 (12.59%) Windows
22 173 (12.30%) C++
23 172 (12.23%) Banking
24 162 (11.52%) ITIL
25 154 (10.95%) UNIX
26 148 (10.53%) TDD
27 146 (10.38%) Scrum
28 144 (10.24%) Python
29 142 (10.10%) Project Management
30 140 (9.96%) MS Excel

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 75 (5.33%) Apache
2 62 (4.41%) Tomcat
3 47 (3.34%) SharePoint
4 40 (2.84%) SAS
5 38 (2.70%) IIS
6 37 (2.63%) CMS
7 27 (1.92%) Node.js
8 24 (1.71%) JBoss
8 24 (1.71%) WebSphere
9 22 (1.56%) OpenStack
10 20 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
10 20 (1.42%) WebLogic
11 19 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
12 16 (1.14%) Apache Solr
12 16 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
13 14 (1.00%) MS Exchange
14 12 (0.85%) Jetty
15 11 (0.78%) ArcGIS
15 11 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
16 10 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 140 (9.96%) MS Excel
2 69 (4.91%) MS Office
3 42 (2.99%) MS Visio
3 42 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (1.00%) MS Project
5 9 (0.64%) Photoshop
5 9 (0.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 7 (0.50%) ArcInfo
7 6 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.36%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.21%) SPSS
9 3 (0.21%) Mathematica
10 2 (0.14%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.071%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.071%) S-PLUS
11 1 (0.071%) Mingle
11 1 (0.071%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.071%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 29 (2.06%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (0.78%) Summit
3 8 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.50%) SAP CRM
5 6 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.36%) Tridion
7 4 (0.28%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.28%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.21%) Magento
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.14%) ION MarketView
9 2 (0.14%) Markit EDM
9 2 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
10 1 (0.071%) Cognos TM1
10 1 (0.071%) Changepoint
10 1 (0.071%) RMDS
10 1 (0.071%) SAP PM
10 1 (0.071%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 25 (1.78%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (1.14%) SaaS
4 15 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (0.92%) GitHub
5 13 (0.92%) PaaS
5 13 (0.92%) Heroku
6 9 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (0.64%) Engine Yard
7 8 (0.57%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.28%) ElastiCache
8 4 (0.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 4 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (0.28%) IaaS
9 2 (0.14%) Google Apps
9 2 (0.14%) Office 365
10 1 (0.071%) Force.com
10 1 (0.071%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.071%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 81 (5.76%) Internet
2 73 (5.19%) Firewall
3 62 (4.41%) TCP/IP
4 60 (4.27%) HTTP
5 34 (2.42%) DNS
6 29 (2.06%) WAN
7 26 (1.85%) LAN
8 24 (1.71%) 3G
9 20 (1.42%) Wireless
10 19 (1.35%) SAN
11 18 (1.28%) Broadband
11 18 (1.28%) Network Security
12 17 (1.21%) Cisco ASA
13 15 (1.07%) DHCP
13 15 (1.07%) LTE
14 14 (1.00%) SSL
14 14 (1.00%) Intrusion Detection
15 13 (0.92%) UMTS
16 12 (0.85%) VPN
17 11 (0.78%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (13.44%) SQL Server
2 133 (9.46%) Relational Database
3 81 (5.76%) MySQL
4 64 (4.55%) Oracle Database
5 59 (4.20%) Data Warehouse
6 54 (3.84%) Hadoop
6 54 (3.84%) RDBMS
7 50 (3.56%) Big Data
8 47 (3.34%) NoSQL
9 45 (3.20%) MongoDB
10 30 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
11 29 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
12 25 (1.78%) Apache Cassandra
13 24 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 23 (1.64%) QlikView
15 22 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 19 (1.35%) Data Mining
17 16 (1.14%) DB2
18 15 (1.07%) MS Access
18 15 (1.07%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 102 (7.25%) Git (software)
2 95 (6.76%) Subversion
3 71 (5.05%) Maven
4 70 (4.98%) JIRA
5 66 (4.69%) Visual Studio
6 62 (4.41%) Jenkins
7 44 (3.13%) JUnit
8 39 (2.77%) Selenium
9 27 (1.92%) Toad
10 25 (1.78%) Ant
11 24 (1.71%) Cucumber
12 21 (1.49%) Xcode
13 19 (1.35%) TeamCity
14 17 (1.21%) jMock
14 17 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
15 14 (1.00%) ClearCase
15 14 (1.00%) Eclipse
16 13 (0.92%) ClearQuest
16 13 (0.92%) WebDriver
17 12 (0.85%) Hudson
General
1 321 (22.83%) Finance
2 172 (12.23%) Banking
3 110 (7.82%) Telecoms
4 94 (6.69%) Investment Banking
5 92 (6.54%) Front Office
6 45 (3.20%) Marketing
7 29 (2.06%) Publishing
7 29 (2.06%) Games
8 24 (1.71%) Electronics
9 23 (1.64%) Retail
10 21 (1.49%) Financial Institution
11 20 (1.42%) Billing
12 18 (1.28%) Legal
13 14 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
14 13 (0.92%) Manufacturing
14 13 (0.92%) Advertising
14 13 (0.92%) Back Office
15 8 (0.57%) Law
16 7 (0.50%) Multimedia
16 7 (0.50%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 569 (40.47%) Developer
2 159 (11.31%) Analyst
3 139 (9.89%) Java Developer
4 113 (8.04%) Architect
5 66 (4.69%) C# Developer
6 65 (4.62%) Solutions Architect
7 55 (3.91%) Senior Developer
8 54 (3.84%) .NET Developer
9 49 (3.49%) Software Engineer
10 44 (3.13%) Consultant
10 44 (3.13%) Business Analyst
11 34 (2.42%) Junior
12 33 (2.35%) Project Manager
13 32 (2.28%) Web Developer
13 32 (2.28%) Programmer
14 30 (2.13%) iOS Developer
15 29 (2.06%) Software Developer
16 26 (1.85%) C++ Developer
16 26 (1.85%) Quantitative Developer
17 25 (1.78%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 292 (20.77%) HTML
2 265 (18.85%) .NET
3 207 (14.72%) Web Services
4 205 (14.58%) CSS
5 181 (12.87%) XML
6 127 (9.03%) HTML5
7 107 (7.61%) Spring
8 104 (7.40%) jQuery
9 100 (7.11%) ASP.NET
10 94 (6.69%) JSON
11 89 (6.33%) REST
12 88 (6.26%) Hibernate
13 78 (5.55%) Ajax
14 70 (4.98%) J2EE
15 66 (4.69%) .NET Framework
15 66 (4.69%) CSS3
16 63 (4.48%) WCF
17 61 (4.34%) AngularJS
18 57 (4.05%) RESTful
18 57 (4.05%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 230 (16.36%) Analytical Skills
2 225 (16.00%) Mathematics
3 110 (7.82%) Management Information System
4 79 (5.62%) Physics
5 66 (4.69%) User Experience
6 65 (4.62%) Algorithms
7 62 (4.41%) Open Source
8 59 (4.20%) Enterprise Software
9 55 (3.91%) Data Structures
10 47 (3.34%) Mobile App
11 46 (3.27%) Statistics
12 44 (3.13%) Derivative
13 33 (2.35%) Economics
14 27 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 26 (1.85%) Fixed Income
15 26 (1.85%) Credit Risk
16 25 (1.78%) Clustering
17 23 (1.64%) Data Integration
18 22 (1.56%) Visualisation
19 20 (1.42%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 192 (13.66%) Linux
2 177 (12.59%) Windows
3 154 (10.95%) UNIX
4 73 (5.19%) Apple iOS
5 55 (3.91%) Android
6 29 (2.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (1.64%) CentOS
8 18 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (1.28%) Ubuntu
9 17 (1.21%) Windows 7
10 16 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (1.00%) Solaris
12 12 (0.85%) Windows XP
13 7 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.50%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.36%) AIX
14 5 (0.36%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.36%) Windows Phone
14 5 (0.36%) CoreOS
15 4 (0.28%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 388 (27.60%) Agile Software Development
2 246 (17.50%) OO
3 229 (16.29%) Software Engineering
4 162 (11.52%) ITIL
5 148 (10.53%) TDD
6 146 (10.38%) Scrum
7 142 (10.10%) Project Management
8 139 (9.89%) MVC
9 120 (8.53%) Data Modelling
10 117 (8.32%) Continuous Integration
11 95 (6.76%) Analytics
12 81 (5.76%) Multithreading
13 79 (5.62%) SOA
13 79 (5.62%) Service Delivery
14 71 (5.05%) Business Intelligence
15 68 (4.84%) Service Management
16 63 (4.48%) Unit Testing
17 62 (4.41%) OOP
18 61 (4.34%) ETL
19 59 (4.20%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 420 (29.87%) Java
2 380 (27.03%) SQL
3 304 (21.62%) JavaScript
4 291 (20.70%) C#
5 173 (12.30%) C++
6 144 (10.24%) Python
7 77 (5.48%) C
8 76 (5.41%) Perl
8 76 (5.41%) PHP
9 72 (5.12%) PL/SQL
10 64 (4.55%) Ruby
11 61 (4.34%) Shell Script
12 41 (2.92%) Scala
13 40 (2.84%) Bash Shell
14 34 (2.42%) T-SQL
15 31 (2.20%) PowerShell
16 28 (1.99%) VB.NET
17 25 (1.78%) VB
18 21 (1.49%) Objective-C
18 21 (1.49%) R
Qualifications
1 1098 (78.09%) Degree
2 107 (7.61%) Security Cleared
3 78 (5.55%) SC Cleared
4 50 (3.56%) CISSP
5 38 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 30 (2.13%) ISEB
7 20 (1.42%) PhD
8 19 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
9 18 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
10 17 (1.21%) MCSE
10 17 (1.21%) CISM
11 13 (0.92%) DV Cleared
12 12 (0.85%) CISA
12 12 (0.85%) Oracle Certification
12 12 (0.85%) MCSA
12 12 (0.85%) HND
12 12 (0.85%) ISTQB
13 10 (0.71%) Sun Certification
13 10 (0.71%) CCNP
14 9 (0.64%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (6.26%) QA
2 36 (2.56%) SLA
3 21 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.85%) COBIT
5 9 (0.64%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.57%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.57%) ISO 14001
7 5 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.28%) BS7799
8 4 (0.28%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.14%) GxP
10 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 1 (0.071%) HL7
11 1 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
11 1 (0.071%) TickIT
System Software
1 52 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 26 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.07%) vSphere
4 12 (0.85%) vCloud
5 8 (0.57%) VMware ESX
6 7 (0.50%) Docker
7 6 (0.43%) Nmap
8 5 (0.36%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.28%) Varnish
9 4 (0.28%) ISA Server
9 4 (0.28%) Snort
10 3 (0.21%) Xen
10 3 (0.21%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.21%) XenApp
11 2 (0.14%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.14%) XenServer
11 2 (0.14%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
11 2 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 43 (3.06%) Puppet
2 23 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (1.28%) Nagios
4 13 (0.92%) Vagrant
5 12 (0.85%) ZABBIX
6 11 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
7 9 (0.64%) Cobbler
8 7 (0.50%) collectd
9 6 (0.43%) Graphite
9 6 (0.43%) SCCM
9 6 (0.43%) Nessus
10 5 (0.36%) SCOM
10 5 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 5 (0.36%) Zenoss
10 5 (0.36%) Kibana
10 5 (0.36%) Graylog2
11 4 (0.28%) SCOrch
12 3 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
12 3 (0.21%) Cisco UCCE
12 3 (0.21%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 235 (16.71%) Oracle
2 186 (13.23%) Microsoft
3 43 (3.06%) Cisco
4 42 (2.99%) VMware
5 39 (2.77%) SAP
6 28 (1.99%) Salesforce.com
7 27 (1.92%) HP
8 24 (1.71%) Red Hat
9 23 (1.64%) Google
10 22 (1.56%) IBM
11 20 (1.42%) Splunk
11 20 (1.42%) Sybase
11 20 (1.42%) Adobe
12 18 (1.28%) Informatica
13 17 (1.21%) Business Objects
13 17 (1.21%) Tableau
14 15 (1.07%) Juniper
15 14 (1.00%) Teradata
15 14 (1.00%) Perforce
15 14 (1.00%) Citrix
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £350 per day + bens - extension potential
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £550 - £750 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Rate: £400 - £500+ per day depending on experienc
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Blue Glue
Rate: From £300 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
asos
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Candour Solutions
Rate: Above Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Experis Ltd
Rate: £415.58 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £23.5k - 28k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £550 - £750 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Fusion Experience
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
LA International
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: competitive day rate
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Hudson IT
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate (DOE)
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £193 - £194 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago