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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 158 158 152
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 659 640 582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.36% 1.35% 1.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.46% 4.27% 4.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 393 342
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £670 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £319
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 38 41
Average hourly rate £21.25 £34.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £13.28 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £45.75 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-15.44% +3.03%
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
14780 14978 13086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.40% 31.67% 31.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9125 9334 8055
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 582 610 676
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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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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 -6 403 £470 +4.44% 372
South East -1 129 £350 +7.69% 145
South West -3 32 £375 +7.14% 56
North West -4 30 £400 - 40
East of England +12 22 £338 -7.53% 77
West Midlands +5 19 £302 +174.28% 26
Yorkshire -25 7 £258 -14.16% 20
North East -4 5 £374 +26.69% 9
East Midlands -11 4 £258 -2.83% 24
Midlands - - - -
Computer Science
UK

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 1104 (81.54%) Degree
2 406 (29.99%) Java
3 375 (27.70%) Agile Software Development
4 358 (26.44%) SQL
5 340 (25.11%) Finance
6 263 (19.42%) JavaScript
7 257 (18.98%) HTML
8 248 (18.32%) C#
9 230 (16.99%) .NET
10 227 (16.77%) Software Engineering
11 224 (16.54%) Oracle
12 221 (16.32%) Web Services
12 221 (16.32%) Mathematics
13 220 (16.25%) OO
14 197 (14.55%) Linux
15 196 (14.48%) Analytical Skills
16 190 (14.03%) Microsoft
17 181 (13.37%) CSS
18 180 (13.29%) SQL Server
19 169 (12.48%) C++
19 169 (12.48%) Banking
20 168 (12.41%) UNIX
21 167 (12.33%) Windows
22 160 (11.82%) XML
23 150 (11.08%) ITIL
23 150 (11.08%) MS Excel
24 141 (10.41%) Project Management
25 139 (10.27%) TDD
26 137 (10.12%) Scrum
27 136 (10.04%) Data Modelling

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 58 (4.28%) Apache
2 51 (3.77%) SharePoint
3 50 (3.69%) Tomcat
4 41 (3.03%) SAS
5 39 (2.88%) CMS
6 35 (2.58%) IIS
7 25 (1.85%) Node.js
8 24 (1.77%) WebLogic
9 23 (1.70%) JBoss
10 22 (1.62%) MS Exchange
11 19 (1.40%) Oracle Workflow
11 19 (1.40%) WebSphere
11 19 (1.40%) OpenStack
12 17 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
13 14 (1.03%) Sitecore CMS
14 13 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
15 12 (0.89%) Apache Spark
15 12 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
16 10 (0.74%) Drupal
17 9 (0.66%) GlassFish
Applications
1 150 (11.08%) MS Excel
2 69 (5.10%) MS Office
3 55 (4.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 48 (3.55%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.89%) Photoshop
5 12 (0.89%) MS Project
6 9 (0.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.37%) SPSS
8 4 (0.30%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.22%) PowerPivot
9 3 (0.22%) Mathematica
9 3 (0.22%) ArcInfo
10 1 (0.074%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.074%) Maya
10 1 (0.074%) RoboHelp
10 1 (0.074%) Simulink
10 1 (0.074%) Stateflow
10 1 (0.074%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 30 (2.22%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (0.89%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.59%) Summit
4 7 (0.52%) Google Analytics
4 7 (0.52%) SAP CRM
4 7 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
5 4 (0.30%) ION MarketView
5 4 (0.30%) Tridion
5 4 (0.30%) SiteCatalyst
6 3 (0.22%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.22%) WebTrends
6 3 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.15%) SAP PM
7 2 (0.15%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.074%) HFM
8 1 (0.074%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 27 (1.99%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
3 18 (1.33%) Heroku
4 14 (1.03%) Amazon S3
5 12 (0.89%) SaaS
5 12 (0.89%) PaaS
6 11 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
6 11 (0.81%) GitHub
7 10 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.66%) Engine Yard
9 6 (0.44%) Office 365
10 5 (0.37%) ElastiCache
10 5 (0.37%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 5 (0.37%) Force.com
11 4 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
12 3 (0.22%) IaaS
12 3 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
14 1 (0.074%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 65 (4.80%) Internet
2 63 (4.65%) TCP/IP
3 55 (4.06%) Firewall
4 54 (3.99%) HTTP
5 26 (1.92%) DNS
5 26 (1.92%) LAN
6 23 (1.70%) WAN
7 19 (1.40%) Network Security
8 16 (1.18%) SAN
8 16 (1.18%) VPN
9 15 (1.11%) Wireless
10 14 (1.03%) 3G
11 12 (0.89%) Intranet
12 11 (0.81%) DHCP
13 10 (0.74%) SSL
13 10 (0.74%) VLAN
14 8 (0.59%) LTE
14 8 (0.59%) MPLS
14 8 (0.59%) Broadband
15 7 (0.52%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 180 (13.29%) SQL Server
2 119 (8.79%) Relational Database
3 84 (6.20%) Data Warehouse
4 66 (4.87%) MySQL
4 66 (4.87%) Oracle Database
5 61 (4.51%) RDBMS
6 55 (4.06%) Big Data
7 44 (3.25%) Hadoop
8 38 (2.81%) MongoDB
9 36 (2.66%) Oracle Database 11g
10 31 (2.29%) NoSQL
11 28 (2.07%) DB2
12 27 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
13 22 (1.62%) QlikView
14 21 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 20 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
16 19 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 17 (1.26%) Data Mining
17 17 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
18 16 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 96 (7.09%) Git (software)
2 87 (6.43%) Subversion
3 68 (5.02%) Maven
3 68 (5.02%) Visual Studio
4 61 (4.51%) JIRA
5 57 (4.21%) Jenkins
6 36 (2.66%) JUnit
7 28 (2.07%) Toad
8 22 (1.62%) Selenium
9 20 (1.48%) Ant
10 19 (1.40%) jMock
10 19 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
10 19 (1.40%) TeamCity
11 18 (1.33%) Cucumber
11 18 (1.33%) Xcode
12 14 (1.03%) Eclipse
12 14 (1.03%) ClearQuest
13 12 (0.89%) ClearCase
13 12 (0.89%) Hudson
14 11 (0.81%) ERwin
General
1 340 (25.11%) Finance
2 169 (12.48%) Banking
3 100 (7.39%) Telecoms
4 70 (5.17%) Investment Banking
5 68 (5.02%) Front Office
6 56 (4.14%) Marketing
7 35 (2.58%) Games
8 29 (2.14%) Electronics
9 25 (1.85%) Retail
10 22 (1.62%) Publishing
11 21 (1.55%) Legal
11 21 (1.55%) Financial Institution
12 12 (0.89%) Billing
13 11 (0.81%) Back Office
14 9 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
14 9 (0.66%) Aerospace
14 9 (0.66%) Automotive
15 8 (0.59%) Military
15 8 (0.59%) Spanish Language
16 7 (0.52%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 532 (39.29%) Developer
2 167 (12.33%) Analyst
3 131 (9.68%) Java Developer
4 107 (7.90%) Architect
5 67 (4.95%) Senior Developer
6 56 (4.14%) C# Developer
7 52 (3.84%) Software Engineer
8 50 (3.69%) Solutions Architect
9 48 (3.55%) Programmer
10 47 (3.47%) Business Analyst
11 37 (2.73%) .NET Developer
12 36 (2.66%) Consultant
12 36 (2.66%) iOS Developer
13 31 (2.29%) Software Developer
13 31 (2.29%) Junior
13 31 (2.29%) Senior Java Developer
14 29 (2.14%) Project Manager
15 27 (1.99%) Author
15 27 (1.99%) Technical Author
16 26 (1.92%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 257 (18.98%) HTML
2 230 (16.99%) .NET
3 221 (16.32%) Web Services
4 181 (13.37%) CSS
5 160 (11.82%) XML
6 110 (8.12%) HTML5
7 103 (7.61%) jQuery
8 86 (6.35%) REST
8 86 (6.35%) ASP.NET
9 83 (6.13%) Spring
10 78 (5.76%) .NET Framework
11 77 (5.69%) JSON
12 66 (4.87%) RESTful
13 63 (4.65%) Hibernate
14 59 (4.36%) Ajax
14 59 (4.36%) J2EE
15 58 (4.28%) CSS3
16 54 (3.99%) AngularJS
17 50 (3.69%) WCF
18 47 (3.47%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 221 (16.32%) Mathematics
2 196 (14.48%) Analytical Skills
3 97 (7.16%) Physics
4 91 (6.72%) Management Information System
5 63 (4.65%) User Experience
6 61 (4.51%) Derivative
7 54 (3.99%) Open Source
8 52 (3.84%) Algorithms
9 50 (3.69%) Statistics
10 48 (3.55%) Mobile App
11 47 (3.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 45 (3.32%) Data Structures
13 38 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
14 24 (1.77%) Clustering
15 22 (1.62%) Credit Risk
15 22 (1.62%) Visualisation
15 22 (1.62%) Data Integration
16 21 (1.55%) Equities
16 21 (1.55%) Economics
16 21 (1.55%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 197 (14.55%) Linux
2 168 (12.41%) UNIX
3 167 (12.33%) Windows
4 87 (6.43%) Apple iOS
5 68 (5.02%) Android
6 38 (2.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (1.48%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (1.40%) Windows 7
9 18 (1.33%) CentOS
10 17 (1.26%) Ubuntu
10 17 (1.26%) Solaris
11 12 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (0.59%) zOS
13 7 (0.52%) Windows XP
13 7 (0.52%) Windows Phone
14 5 (0.37%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.37%) AIX
15 4 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
16 3 (0.22%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 375 (27.70%) Agile Software Development
2 227 (16.77%) Software Engineering
3 220 (16.25%) OO
4 150 (11.08%) ITIL
5 141 (10.41%) Project Management
6 139 (10.27%) TDD
7 137 (10.12%) Scrum
8 136 (10.04%) Data Modelling
9 109 (8.05%) MVC
10 105 (7.75%) Continuous Integration
11 102 (7.53%) Analytics
12 81 (5.98%) SOA
13 76 (5.61%) ETL
14 73 (5.39%) Multithreading
15 68 (5.02%) Business Intelligence
16 66 (4.87%) Service Delivery
17 65 (4.80%) Validation
18 64 (4.73%) UML
19 61 (4.51%) Service Management
19 61 (4.51%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 406 (29.99%) Java
2 358 (26.44%) SQL
3 263 (19.42%) JavaScript
4 248 (18.32%) C#
5 169 (12.48%) C++
6 125 (9.23%) Python
7 71 (5.24%) PHP
8 66 (4.87%) C
8 66 (4.87%) Ruby
9 65 (4.80%) Perl
10 57 (4.21%) PL/SQL
11 48 (3.55%) Shell Script
12 36 (2.66%) Bash Shell
13 35 (2.58%) Scala
14 32 (2.36%) T-SQL
15 27 (1.99%) PowerShell
16 26 (1.92%) Objective-C
17 22 (1.62%) R
17 22 (1.62%) VB
18 17 (1.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1104 (81.54%) Degree
2 91 (6.72%) Security Cleared
3 62 (4.58%) SC Cleared
4 43 (3.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (1.99%) CISSP
5 27 (1.99%) ISEB
6 24 (1.77%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (1.62%) MCSE
8 20 (1.48%) PhD
8 20 (1.48%) PMI Certification
9 18 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
10 15 (1.11%) PMP
10 15 (1.11%) ISTQB
11 14 (1.03%) MCP
12 13 (0.96%) DV Cleared
13 12 (0.89%) CISM
14 10 (0.74%) Oracle Certification
14 10 (0.74%) MCSA
14 10 (0.74%) CCNA
15 9 (0.66%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (6.35%) QA
2 25 (1.85%) SLA
3 11 (0.81%) COBIT
4 10 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.74%) ISO 9001
5 8 (0.59%) ISO 14001
6 5 (0.37%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.37%) JSP 440
6 5 (0.37%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.30%) EMIR
7 4 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.15%) GxP
8 2 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.15%) SNOMED CT
8 2 (0.15%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.074%) COSO
9 1 (0.074%) HL7
9 1 (0.074%) COREP
9 1 (0.074%) FINREP
9 1 (0.074%) BS7799
System Software
1 63 (4.65%) Active Directory
2 22 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.18%) vSphere
4 9 (0.66%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.52%) Varnish
5 7 (0.52%) vCloud
6 6 (0.44%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.30%) ISA Server
7 4 (0.30%) Xen
8 3 (0.22%) XenApp
8 3 (0.22%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.22%) Docker
9 2 (0.15%) NFS
9 2 (0.15%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.15%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.15%) Firmware
10 1 (0.074%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.074%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.074%) Samba
10 1 (0.074%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 35 (2.58%) Puppet
2 21 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (1.26%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (0.81%) Nagios
5 10 (0.74%) Vagrant
6 9 (0.66%) Cobbler
7 7 (0.52%) collectd
7 7 (0.52%) ZABBIX
8 6 (0.44%) SCCM
8 6 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
9 5 (0.37%) yum
9 5 (0.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (0.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 3 (0.22%) Cisco UCCE
10 3 (0.22%) Ansible
11 2 (0.15%) Salt
11 2 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.15%) Nessus
11 2 (0.15%) Nmap
11 2 (0.15%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 224 (16.54%) Oracle
2 190 (14.03%) Microsoft
3 47 (3.47%) SAP
4 45 (3.32%) HP
5 43 (3.18%) VMware
6 38 (2.81%) Cisco
7 36 (2.66%) Salesforce.com
8 31 (2.29%) Adobe
9 26 (1.92%) Google
10 25 (1.85%) Red Hat
11 23 (1.70%) IBM
12 22 (1.62%) Tableau
13 19 (1.40%) Business Objects
14 17 (1.26%) Citrix
15 16 (1.18%) Remedy
16 15 (1.11%) Sitecore
17 14 (1.03%) Sybase
18 13 (0.96%) Splunk
19 10 (0.74%) Informatica
20 9 (0.66%) Hortonworks
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Salt
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
CHM Recruit
Rate: From £27,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Malling, Kent
CHM Recruit
Rate: From £27,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
CHM Recruit
Rate: From £27,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Royal College of Midwives
Rate: From £27,598 to £35,052 per annum plus £4,712 London Weighting
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £530 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ISL
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Hays IT
Posted: 5 days ago
London
GL Global
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
CK Group
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Rate: £20k - 30k per year
Posted: 13 days ago