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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 146 141 163
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +22
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 782 756 663
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.50% 1.57% 1.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.84% 4.97% 4.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 503 342
Average daily rate
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£420 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 39 51
Average hourly rate £33.55 £16.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.68% -57.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £11.00 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.80 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £15.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+119.35% -59.21%
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
16171 15218 16173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.95% 31.55% 30.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9949 9558 9540
Average daily rate £413 £420 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% +1.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 681 614 799
Average hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.57% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.10 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -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 19 September 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 September 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 September 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 0 467 £440 -2.22% 298
South East +33 145 £350 -3.44% 118
East of England -6 51 £325 -7.14% 73
North West +9 30 £493 +64.16% 44
South West -39 26 £400 +6.66% 51
West Midlands -7 19 £400 +3.22% 20
East Midlands -14 11 £313 -7.40% 19
Yorkshire -9 5 £450 +38.46% 23
North East -38 1 £110 - 16
Midlands - 1 - -
Computer Science
UK

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (76.51%) Degree
2 442 (29.08%) Agile Software Development
3 436 (28.68%) Java
4 347 (22.83%) SQL
5 345 (22.70%) Finance
6 329 (21.64%) JavaScript
7 262 (17.24%) HTML
8 260 (17.11%) OO
9 255 (16.78%) Analytical Skills
10 254 (16.71%) Software Engineering
11 252 (16.58%) C#
12 247 (16.25%) Linux
13 212 (13.95%) .NET
14 207 (13.62%) C++
15 205 (13.49%) Oracle
15 205 (13.49%) Mathematics
16 195 (12.83%) Windows
17 192 (12.63%) CSS
18 189 (12.43%) Banking
19 182 (11.97%) SQL Server
20 180 (11.84%) Project Management
21 175 (11.51%) Microsoft
22 171 (11.25%) TDD
23 170 (11.18%) Python
24 167 (10.99%) Scrum
25 147 (9.67%) UNIX
25 147 (9.67%) Web Services
26 146 (9.61%) XML
27 143 (9.41%) Front Office
28 136 (8.95%) MVC

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 73 (4.80%) Apache
2 60 (3.95%) SharePoint
3 47 (3.09%) IIS
4 42 (2.76%) Tomcat
5 38 (2.50%) Node.js
6 30 (1.97%) SharePoint 2010
7 25 (1.64%) CMS
8 22 (1.45%) MS Exchange
9 21 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
10 18 (1.18%) SAS
11 17 (1.12%) WebSphere
11 17 (1.12%) OpenStack
12 13 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
12 13 (0.86%) Jetty
12 13 (0.86%) Apache Pig
13 12 (0.79%) Confluence
13 12 (0.79%) IBM Notes
14 11 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
15 10 (0.66%) WebLogic
16 7 (0.46%) Joomla!
Applications
1 130 (8.55%) MS Excel
2 67 (4.41%) MS Office
3 28 (1.84%) MS PowerPoint
4 26 (1.71%) MS Visio
5 19 (1.25%) Photoshop
6 14 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
6 14 (0.92%) MS Project
7 8 (0.53%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.26%) ArcInfo
9 3 (0.20%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.20%) PowerPivot
10 2 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (0.13%) SPSS
11 1 (0.066%) Simulink
11 1 (0.066%) CorelDRAW
11 1 (0.066%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.066%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 11 (0.72%) Cognos TM1
1 11 (0.72%) Summit
2 9 (0.59%) CSG Singleview
2 9 (0.59%) Magento
3 7 (0.46%) Tridion
4 6 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.26%) Shopify
5 4 (0.26%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.13%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.13%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.066%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.066%) Staffware
8 1 (0.066%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.066%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.066%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 21 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
2 16 (1.05%) SaaS
3 8 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.46%) Amazon EMR
5 6 (0.39%) GitHub
6 5 (0.33%) Heroku
7 4 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.20%) Force.com
8 3 (0.20%) PaaS
8 3 (0.20%) IaaS
9 2 (0.13%) Office 365
10 1 (0.066%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.066%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.066%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 83 (5.46%) Internet
2 50 (3.29%) Firewall
3 48 (3.16%) TCP/IP
4 45 (2.96%) HTTP
5 43 (2.83%) DNS
6 27 (1.78%) SAN
7 26 (1.71%) 3G
8 23 (1.51%) DHCP
9 19 (1.25%) Wireless
9 19 (1.25%) LTE
10 18 (1.18%) Broadband
11 16 (1.05%) WAN
12 14 (0.92%) LDAP
13 13 (0.86%) Intranet
13 13 (0.86%) LAN
13 13 (0.86%) Cisco ASA
13 13 (0.86%) Radio Access Network
14 12 (0.79%) NAS
14 12 (0.79%) SSL
14 12 (0.79%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (11.97%) SQL Server
2 107 (7.04%) Relational Database
3 82 (5.39%) MySQL
4 71 (4.67%) Big Data
5 69 (4.54%) Oracle Database
6 59 (3.88%) NoSQL
7 49 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
8 43 (2.83%) MongoDB
9 39 (2.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 36 (2.37%) Hadoop
11 35 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 33 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
13 29 (1.91%) RDBMS
13 29 (1.91%) Apache Cassandra
14 25 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
15 19 (1.25%) Oracle ODI
15 19 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 17 (1.12%) Data Mining
16 17 (1.12%) Apache Hive
17 16 (1.05%) DB2
Development Applications
1 117 (7.70%) Git (software)
2 92 (6.05%) Subversion
3 61 (4.01%) JIRA
4 59 (3.88%) Maven
5 52 (3.42%) Selenium
6 45 (2.96%) Jenkins
7 39 (2.57%) Visual Studio
8 35 (2.30%) Cucumber
9 29 (1.91%) TeamCity
10 26 (1.71%) JUnit
11 24 (1.58%) WebDriver
12 19 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
13 18 (1.18%) Mercurial
14 16 (1.05%) Xcode
15 13 (0.86%) Eclipse
15 13 (0.86%) Jasmine
16 12 (0.79%) Ant
17 11 (0.72%) LoadRunner
18 10 (0.66%) JMeter
19 9 (0.59%) Mocha
General
1 345 (22.70%) Finance
2 189 (12.43%) Banking
3 143 (9.41%) Front Office
4 122 (8.03%) Investment Banking
5 107 (7.04%) Telecoms
6 52 (3.42%) Electronics
7 47 (3.09%) Marketing
8 36 (2.37%) Retail
9 33 (2.17%) Billing
9 33 (2.17%) Games
10 24 (1.58%) Manufacturing
10 24 (1.58%) Publishing
11 22 (1.45%) Advertising
12 17 (1.12%) Financial Institution
13 16 (1.05%) Legal
14 15 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
15 14 (0.92%) Back Office
16 10 (0.66%) General Ledger
17 9 (0.59%) Local Government
18 8 (0.53%) French Language
Job Titles
1 680 (44.74%) Developer
2 152 (10.00%) Analyst
3 145 (9.54%) Java Developer
4 104 (6.84%) Architect
5 74 (4.87%) Software Engineer
6 65 (4.28%) Consultant
7 60 (3.95%) Senior Developer
8 50 (3.29%) Business Analyst
9 49 (3.22%) Web Developer
9 49 (3.22%) C# Developer
10 44 (2.89%) Solutions Architect
11 43 (2.83%) C++ Developer
12 40 (2.63%) Quantitative Developer
13 35 (2.30%) Project Manager
14 34 (2.24%) .NET Developer
15 33 (2.17%) Junior
16 32 (2.11%) Front-End Developer
16 32 (2.11%) Tester
17 31 (2.04%) PHP Developer
18 30 (1.97%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 262 (17.24%) HTML
2 212 (13.95%) .NET
3 192 (12.63%) CSS
4 147 (9.67%) Web Services
5 146 (9.61%) XML
6 133 (8.75%) HTML5
7 108 (7.11%) jQuery
8 94 (6.18%) Spring
9 82 (5.39%) ASP.NET
10 76 (5.00%) JSON
11 73 (4.80%) REST
12 70 (4.61%) Hibernate
13 61 (4.01%) AngularJS
13 61 (4.01%) CSS3
14 58 (3.82%) Ajax
15 57 (3.75%) J2EE
16 41 (2.70%) JSP
16 41 (2.70%) WPF
17 40 (2.63%) Backbone.js
18 38 (2.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 255 (16.78%) Analytical Skills
2 205 (13.49%) Mathematics
3 108 (7.11%) Management Information System
4 85 (5.59%) Open Source
4 85 (5.59%) Physics
5 69 (4.54%) User Experience
6 66 (4.34%) Mobile App
7 56 (3.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 54 (3.55%) Derivative
9 39 (2.57%) Enterprise Software
9 39 (2.57%) Equities
10 37 (2.43%) Visualisation
11 35 (2.30%) Fixed Income
12 32 (2.11%) iPad
12 32 (2.11%) Economics
13 31 (2.04%) Data Integration
14 28 (1.84%) Blackberry
15 27 (1.78%) Market Risk
15 27 (1.78%) GIS
15 27 (1.78%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 247 (16.25%) Linux
2 195 (12.83%) Windows
3 147 (9.67%) UNIX
4 90 (5.92%) Apple iOS
5 77 (5.07%) Android
6 24 (1.58%) CentOS
7 20 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (1.18%) Ubuntu
9 17 (1.12%) Solaris
10 14 (0.92%) Windows 7
10 14 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (0.66%) AIX
12 10 (0.66%) Windows XP
12 10 (0.66%) Mac OS X
13 9 (0.59%) Mac OS
14 7 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (0.46%) Windows 8
14 7 (0.46%) Windows Phone
15 4 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 442 (29.08%) Agile Software Development
2 260 (17.11%) OO
3 254 (16.71%) Software Engineering
4 180 (11.84%) Project Management
5 171 (11.25%) TDD
6 167 (10.99%) Scrum
7 136 (8.95%) MVC
8 123 (8.09%) ITIL
9 98 (6.45%) Analytics
10 88 (5.79%) BDD
11 82 (5.39%) Unit Testing
11 82 (5.39%) Multithreading
12 80 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
13 78 (5.13%) OOP
14 72 (4.74%) Risk Management
15 71 (4.67%) Service Delivery
16 67 (4.41%) Workflow
17 63 (4.14%) Business Intelligence
18 62 (4.08%) ETL
19 61 (4.01%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 436 (28.68%) Java
2 347 (22.83%) SQL
3 329 (21.64%) JavaScript
4 252 (16.58%) C#
5 207 (13.62%) C++
6 170 (11.18%) Python
7 109 (7.17%) C
8 78 (5.13%) PHP
9 72 (4.74%) Perl
10 65 (4.28%) Ruby
11 61 (4.01%) Scala
12 50 (3.29%) PL/SQL
13 44 (2.89%) Shell Script
14 43 (2.83%) PowerShell
15 31 (2.04%) VBA
16 30 (1.97%) T-SQL
16 30 (1.97%) Objective-C
17 28 (1.84%) VB.NET
18 25 (1.64%) PHP5
19 20 (1.32%) R
Qualifications
1 1163 (76.51%) Degree
2 92 (6.05%) Security Cleared
3 72 (4.74%) SC Cleared
4 70 (4.61%) ISEB
5 55 (3.62%) Microsoft Certification
6 46 (3.03%) CISSP
7 43 (2.83%) PhD
8 40 (2.63%) ISTQB
9 27 (1.78%) MCSE
10 24 (1.58%) CISA
11 22 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
12 20 (1.32%) MCSA
12 20 (1.32%) CISM
13 19 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 18 (1.18%) ISEB Practitioner
15 16 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 16 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
16 15 (0.99%) PMI Certification
16 15 (0.99%) APMP
17 14 (0.92%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (7.76%) QA
2 50 (3.29%) SLA
3 21 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.53%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (0.46%) BS7799
6 4 (0.26%) COBIT
6 4 (0.26%) TickIT
7 3 (0.20%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.20%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.20%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.20%) DO-178B
8 2 (0.13%) BS25999
8 2 (0.13%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.066%) GxP
9 1 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.066%) HL7
9 1 (0.066%) WCAG
9 1 (0.066%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 57 (3.75%) Active Directory
2 30 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (0.99%) vCloud
4 12 (0.79%) VMware ESX
5 8 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
6 7 (0.46%) Oracle RMAN
6 7 (0.46%) vSphere
7 6 (0.39%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.33%) Xen
8 5 (0.33%) Nmap
8 5 (0.33%) Snort
8 5 (0.33%) Docker
9 4 (0.26%) KVM
9 4 (0.26%) Sendmail
9 4 (0.26%) NFS
10 3 (0.20%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.20%) Varnish
11 2 (0.13%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 29 (1.91%) Puppet
2 21 (1.38%) Nagios
3 20 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (1.12%) ZABBIX
5 14 (0.92%) SCCM
6 13 (0.86%) Kibana
6 13 (0.86%) Graylog2
6 13 (0.86%) Zenoss
7 10 (0.66%) SCOM
8 9 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (0.46%) Capistrano
10 6 (0.39%) SCOrch
10 6 (0.39%) Data Guard
11 4 (0.26%) ITRS Geneos
11 4 (0.26%) SolarWinds Orion
11 4 (0.26%) Nessus
11 4 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 3 (0.20%) ZENworks
12 3 (0.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 3 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 205 (13.49%) Oracle
2 175 (11.51%) Microsoft
3 42 (2.76%) Cisco
4 40 (2.63%) HP
5 36 (2.37%) IBM
6 35 (2.30%) VMware
7 30 (1.97%) Splunk
8 29 (1.91%) Perforce
9 28 (1.84%) Sybase
10 23 (1.51%) Red Hat
11 21 (1.38%) SAP
12 20 (1.32%) Google
12 20 (1.32%) JBoss
12 20 (1.32%) Juniper
13 18 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
14 16 (1.05%) Zend
14 16 (1.05%) Adobe
14 16 (1.05%) Informatica
15 15 (0.99%) Teradata
16 14 (0.92%) Cognos
Oxfordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £280 - £340 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £700 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rate value
Posted: 23 hours ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Intapeople
Rate: £320 to £350 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Barnstaple, Devon
University of Exeter
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Steria
Rate: Up to £220 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: market day rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £300 - £301345 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Middlesex
Proteus Europe
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £750 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
EarthStream Global
Rate: From £550 to £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ITF Solutions
Rate: £35000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £280.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago