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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 168 172 165
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -7
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 772 681 679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.51% 1.34% 1.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.63% 4.18% 4.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 401 430
Average daily rate £400 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £599 £600 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 33 31
Average hourly rate £32.75 £22.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.55% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.82 £11.00 £12.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.94 £40.99 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £31.00 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -13.28%
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
16683 16288 16352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.56% 32.13% 32.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 10980 10006 10123
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 533 621 718
Average hourly rate £21.36 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.63% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.74 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £44.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.07% -5.50%

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 April 2016.

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 April 2016.

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 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -44 351 £471 +0.15% 429
South East +16 171 £373 +6.60% 164
North East +24 70 £280 -25.08% 12
North West +10 49 £375 -6.25% 62
South West +21 39 £388 +3.33% 49
East of England +14 29 £260 -18.43% 90
West Midlands -2 24 £325 +2.87% 23
Yorkshire +18 22 £325 -13.33% 35
East Midlands +15 14 £375 +29.31% 18
Computer Science
UK

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 1191 (77.39%) Degree
2 473 (30.73%) Agile Software Development
3 411 (26.71%) Java
4 392 (25.47%) Finance
5 334 (21.70%) JavaScript
6 328 (21.31%) SQL
7 289 (18.78%) HTML
7 289 (18.78%) Linux
8 276 (17.93%) Python
9 256 (16.63%) Windows
10 252 (16.37%) Microsoft
11 224 (14.55%) C#
12 223 (14.49%) Oracle
13 217 (14.10%) CSS
14 207 (13.45%) Web Services
15 197 (12.80%) Software Engineering
16 192 (12.48%) Analytical Skills
17 188 (12.22%) OO
18 187 (12.15%) .NET
19 185 (12.02%) SQL Server
19 185 (12.02%) ITIL
20 179 (11.63%) Project Management
20 179 (11.63%) Mathematics
21 175 (11.37%) C++
22 171 (11.11%) Unix
23 165 (10.72%) Scrum
24 158 (10.27%) TDD
25 149 (9.68%) XML
26 148 (9.62%) HTML5
27 146 (9.49%) Git (software)

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 80 (5.20%) Node.js
2 60 (3.90%) IIS
3 47 (3.05%) WebLogic
4 43 (2.79%) Apache
5 41 (2.66%) SharePoint
6 36 (2.34%) CMS
7 35 (2.27%) MS Exchange
8 33 (2.14%) Tomcat
8 33 (2.14%) WebSphere
9 32 (2.08%) Apache Spark
10 27 (1.75%) OpenStack
11 25 (1.62%) Confluence
12 20 (1.30%) SAS
13 19 (1.23%) JBoss
14 17 (1.10%) WebSphere Application Server
15 15 (0.97%) Skype for Business
16 14 (0.91%) Apache Pig
16 14 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
17 12 (0.78%) WordPress
18 10 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 115 (7.47%) MS Excel
2 50 (3.25%) MS Office
3 23 (1.49%) SPSS
4 14 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (0.84%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.78%) Photoshop
7 10 (0.65%) MS Project
8 4 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.13%) Doxygen
9 2 (0.13%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.065%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.065%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.065%) FrameMaker
10 1 (0.065%) Mingle
10 1 (0.065%) RoboHelp
10 1 (0.065%) Simulink
10 1 (0.065%) Stata
10 1 (0.065%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 6 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.19%) RMDS
4 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.13%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.13%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.13%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.13%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.13%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.065%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.065%) Magento
5 1 (0.065%) Odoo
5 1 (0.065%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.065%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.065%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 77 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (1.36%) SaaS
4 19 (1.23%) Office 365
5 17 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
6 16 (1.04%) GitHub
7 15 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
9 9 (0.58%) PaaS
10 8 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (0.52%) Google Analytics
11 6 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 6 (0.39%) IaaS
12 5 (0.32%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.26%) Amazon Kinesis
13 4 (0.26%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.19%) HP Helion
14 3 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 2 (0.13%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 124 (8.06%) HTTP
2 103 (6.69%) DNS
3 77 (5.00%) TCP/IP
4 76 (4.94%) DHCP
5 70 (4.55%) Internet
6 67 (4.35%) Firewall
7 50 (3.25%) VPN
8 48 (3.12%) SAN
9 47 (3.05%) LDAP
10 34 (2.21%) WAN
11 31 (2.01%) LAN
12 26 (1.69%) Wireless
13 25 (1.62%) VoIP
14 24 (1.56%) IPsec
15 23 (1.49%) SSL
16 22 (1.43%) BGP
17 20 (1.30%) 3G
17 20 (1.30%) Network Security
18 19 (1.23%) SMTP
19 18 (1.17%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (12.02%) SQL Server
2 109 (7.08%) MySQL
3 81 (5.26%) Relational Database
4 75 (4.87%) Big Data
5 68 (4.42%) Hadoop
6 65 (4.22%) NoSQL
7 51 (3.31%) Oracle Database
8 46 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
8 46 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
9 45 (2.92%) MongoDB
10 43 (2.79%) Data Mining
11 39 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 36 (2.34%) Apache Hive
13 33 (2.14%) Apache Cassandra
14 31 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 27 (1.75%) Redis
16 24 (1.56%) RDBMS
17 22 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 21 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
19 19 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 146 (9.49%) Git (software)
2 94 (6.11%) Jenkins
3 89 (5.78%) JIRA
4 73 (4.74%) Maven
5 56 (3.64%) Subversion
6 36 (2.34%) JUnit
6 36 (2.34%) Selenium
7 30 (1.95%) Ant
8 29 (1.88%) Cucumber
9 27 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
10 26 (1.69%) Visual Studio
11 25 (1.62%) Hudson
12 24 (1.56%) Eclipse
13 20 (1.30%) Xcode
14 18 (1.17%) gulp
15 15 (0.97%) NUnit
16 14 (0.91%) IntelliJ
17 13 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 13 (0.84%) WebDriver
18 12 (0.78%) Gradle
General
1 392 (25.47%) Finance
2 108 (7.02%) Banking
3 102 (6.63%) Front Office
4 99 (6.43%) Telecoms
5 52 (3.38%) Investment Banking
6 45 (2.92%) Games
7 41 (2.66%) Retail
8 40 (2.60%) Marketing
9 28 (1.82%) Back Office
9 28 (1.82%) Electronics
10 26 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
11 23 (1.49%) Legal
12 19 (1.23%) German Language
13 18 (1.17%) Financial Institution
14 17 (1.10%) Publishing
15 15 (0.97%) Manufacturing
16 14 (0.91%) Billing
17 12 (0.78%) French Language
18 10 (0.65%) Advertising
18 10 (0.65%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 575 (37.36%) Developer
2 144 (9.36%) Analyst
3 131 (8.51%) Java Developer
4 111 (7.21%) Architect
5 81 (5.26%) Python Developer
6 65 (4.22%) Support Engineer
7 63 (4.09%) C# Developer
7 63 (4.09%) Senior Developer
8 55 (3.57%) JavaScript Developer
9 53 (3.44%) Consultant
10 49 (3.18%) Administrator
10 49 (3.18%) Business Analyst
11 48 (3.12%) .NET Developer
12 42 (2.73%) SQL Developer
13 39 (2.53%) Software Engineer
14 38 (2.47%) C# .NET Developer
15 37 (2.40%) Full Stack Developer
16 36 (2.34%) Network Engineer
17 35 (2.27%) HTML Developer
18 34 (2.21%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 289 (18.78%) HTML
2 217 (14.10%) CSS
3 207 (13.45%) Web Services
4 187 (12.15%) .NET
5 149 (9.68%) XML
6 148 (9.62%) HTML5
7 132 (8.58%) jQuery
8 106 (6.89%) RESTful
9 103 (6.69%) AngularJS
10 93 (6.04%) REST
11 80 (5.20%) ASP.NET
12 79 (5.13%) SOAP
13 76 (4.94%) JSON
14 66 (4.29%) Middleware
15 64 (4.16%) CSS3
16 62 (4.03%) Spring
17 46 (2.99%) J2EE
18 43 (2.79%) Django
18 43 (2.79%) Hibernate
19 42 (2.73%) React
Miscellaneous
1 192 (12.48%) Analytical Skills
2 179 (11.63%) Mathematics
3 113 (7.34%) Management Information System
4 81 (5.26%) Algorithms
5 79 (5.13%) User Experience
6 78 (5.07%) Data Centre
7 53 (3.44%) Physics
8 48 (3.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 47 (3.05%) Data Structures
10 44 (2.86%) Mobile App
11 43 (2.79%) Statistics
12 40 (2.60%) Hedge funds
13 28 (1.82%) Economics
13 28 (1.82%) Visualisation
14 27 (1.75%) iPad
15 25 (1.62%) Derivative
15 25 (1.62%) Replication
16 24 (1.56%) DTV
17 23 (1.49%) Embedded Systems
18 21 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 289 (18.78%) Linux
2 256 (16.63%) Windows
3 171 (11.11%) Unix
4 87 (5.65%) Windows Server
5 65 (4.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 63 (4.09%) Solaris
7 60 (3.90%) Apple iOS
8 45 (2.92%) Android
9 32 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
10 31 (2.01%) Windows 7
11 30 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
12 26 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
13 22 (1.43%) AIX
14 9 (0.58%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 9 (0.58%) VMS
15 8 (0.52%) Windows 8
16 6 (0.39%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.19%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
17 3 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 473 (30.73%) Agile Software Development
2 197 (12.80%) Software Engineering
3 188 (12.22%) OO
4 185 (12.02%) ITIL
5 179 (11.63%) Project Management
6 165 (10.72%) Scrum
7 158 (10.27%) TDD
8 112 (7.28%) Analytics
9 102 (6.63%) Unit Testing
10 100 (6.50%) Continuous Integration
11 83 (5.39%) MVC
11 83 (5.39%) Web Development
12 80 (5.20%) BDD
13 78 (5.07%) E-Commerce
14 77 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
15 75 (4.87%) SDLC
16 73 (4.74%) Front End Development
17 72 (4.68%) High Availability
18 71 (4.61%) SOA
19 67 (4.35%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 411 (26.71%) Java
2 334 (21.70%) JavaScript
3 328 (21.31%) SQL
4 276 (17.93%) Python
5 224 (14.55%) C#
6 175 (11.37%) C++
7 81 (5.26%) C
8 72 (4.68%) PHP
9 67 (4.35%) Ruby
10 64 (4.16%) Perl
11 59 (3.83%) PowerShell
12 47 (3.05%) Shell Script
13 36 (2.34%) R
14 35 (2.27%) Objective-C
14 35 (2.27%) VB
15 34 (2.21%) Bash Shell
15 34 (2.21%) Scala
16 29 (1.88%) VB.NET
17 23 (1.49%) PL/SQL
17 23 (1.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1191 (77.39%) Degree
2 122 (7.93%) Security Cleared
3 85 (5.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 84 (5.46%) SC Cleared
5 69 (4.48%) Cisco Certification
6 59 (3.83%) MCSE
7 36 (2.34%) CCNA
7 36 (2.34%) CISSP
8 32 (2.08%) CCNP
9 31 (2.01%) PhD
10 28 (1.82%) HND
10 28 (1.82%) ISEB
11 24 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
12 22 (1.43%) PMI Certification
13 21 (1.36%) MCP
14 18 (1.17%) MCSA
15 16 (1.04%) CISM
15 16 (1.04%) ISTQB
16 14 (0.91%) CISA
16 14 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (5.65%) QA
2 44 (2.86%) SLA
3 24 (1.56%) Disclosure Scotland
4 22 (1.43%) ISO 9001
5 19 (1.23%) PCI DSS
6 18 (1.17%) MiFID
7 16 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 14 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 12 (0.78%) Data Quality
10 11 (0.71%) ISO27005
11 9 (0.58%) ISAE 3402
12 5 (0.32%) COBIT
12 5 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
12 5 (0.32%) ISO 14001
12 5 (0.32%) OIPF
12 5 (0.32%) PMBOK
13 4 (0.26%) AIFMD
13 4 (0.26%) UCITS
14 3 (0.19%) ECSS
15 2 (0.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 123 (7.99%) Active Directory
2 63 (4.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (2.92%) Docker
4 35 (2.27%) XenApp
5 29 (1.88%) Microsoft App-V
6 26 (1.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 24 (1.56%) XenDesktop
8 23 (1.49%) XenServer
9 19 (1.23%) Firmware
10 17 (1.10%) Hyper-V
11 13 (0.84%) GlusterFS
12 11 (0.71%) vSphere
13 10 (0.65%) GPFS
13 10 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
14 9 (0.58%) Veritas File System
14 9 (0.58%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 7 (0.45%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 7 (0.45%) ISA Server
16 6 (0.39%) NFS
16 6 (0.39%) Squid
Systems Management
1 51 (3.31%) Puppet
2 30 (1.95%) NetBackup
2 30 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (1.75%) SCCM
4 23 (1.49%) SCOM
5 21 (1.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 18 (1.17%) Ansible
7 17 (1.10%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 16 (1.04%) Nagios
9 14 (0.91%) Oracle ZFS
10 13 (0.84%) EdgeSight
10 13 (0.84%) Red Hat Satellite
10 13 (0.84%) XenMobile
11 11 (0.71%) Ganglia
12 8 (0.52%) logstash
12 8 (0.52%) ZABBIX
13 7 (0.45%) Cacti
14 6 (0.39%) collectd
14 6 (0.39%) Data Guard
14 6 (0.39%) Oozie
Vendors
1 252 (16.37%) Microsoft
2 223 (14.49%) Oracle
3 104 (6.76%) VMware
4 77 (5.00%) Red Hat
5 74 (4.81%) Cisco
6 69 (4.48%) HP
6 69 (4.48%) IBM
7 49 (3.18%) Citrix
8 42 (2.73%) ServiceNow
9 38 (2.47%) SAP
10 35 (2.27%) Sun
11 31 (2.01%) EMC
12 29 (1.88%) AppSense
12 29 (1.88%) Veritas
13 28 (1.82%) Splunk
14 23 (1.49%) Google
15 20 (1.30%) F5
15 20 (1.30%) Tableau
16 19 (1.23%) Juniper
16 19 (1.23%) Sybase
South East London
Coded People
Rate: £100 - £200 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harris Global
Posted: 18 hours ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £ Excellent
Posted: 19 hours ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £500 per annum £competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
PCR
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £445 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: to £500 day
Posted: Yesterday
London
PCR
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum + likely extension
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
zubito Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Bluetownonline
Rate: £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Havant, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £60 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 2 days ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day Permanent will be £120,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Stepstone
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £70 - £100 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Absolute Solution Limited
Rate: From £45,000 to £48,000 per annum plus bonus and excellent bens
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Intapeople
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £500 per day for 6 months
Posted: 4 days ago