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 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 143 139 167
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +28
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 780 765 661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.55% 1.57% 1.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.95% 5.90% 4.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 469 478 337
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 44 59
Average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 £12.58 £8.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.60 £40.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+46.15% -13.33%
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
13101 12966 13810
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.05% 26.59% 25.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7930 8100 8184
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 576 556 734
Average hourly rate £18.56 £19.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.84% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.32 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £43.85 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.69 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -39.00%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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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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 -2 473 £425 -5.55% 303
South East +24 134 £350 -3.44% 93
East of England -10 52 £350 +17.64% 80
South West -26 28 £410 +9.33% 41
West Midlands +10 26 £350 -6.66% 17
North West +1 24 £450 +50.00% 47
East Midlands -12 11 £290 -3.33% 13
Yorkshire +3 9 £225 -28.57% 18
North East -29 1 £110 -60.00% 14
Midlands - 1 - -
Computer Science
UK

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 1130 (76.51%) Degree
2 424 (28.71%) Java
3 345 (23.36%) Finance
4 330 (22.34%) SQL
5 319 (21.60%) JavaScript
6 276 (18.69%) Agile Software Development
7 258 (17.47%) Software Engineering
8 253 (17.13%) HTML
8 253 (17.13%) OO
9 250 (16.93%) Linux
10 232 (15.71%) C#
11 202 (13.68%) Oracle
12 198 (13.41%) C++
13 192 (13.00%) CSS
14 191 (12.93%) Windows
15 185 (12.53%) SQL Server
15 185 (12.53%) .NET
16 182 (12.32%) Banking
17 176 (11.92%) Mathematics
18 174 (11.78%) Microsoft
19 172 (11.65%) Project Management
20 167 (11.31%) Python
21 158 (10.70%) TDD
22 155 (10.49%) Scrum
23 147 (9.95%) UNIX
24 140 (9.48%) XML
25 138 (9.34%) Web Services
26 133 (9.00%) Front Office
27 131 (8.87%) HTML5
28 130 (8.80%) MS Excel

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 70 (4.74%) Apache
2 59 (3.99%) SharePoint
3 41 (2.78%) IIS
4 37 (2.51%) Node.js
5 33 (2.23%) Tomcat
6 31 (2.10%) CMS
7 30 (2.03%) SharePoint 2010
8 21 (1.42%) MS Exchange
9 20 (1.35%) SAS
10 18 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
11 16 (1.08%) Apache Pig
12 14 (0.95%) OpenStack
13 13 (0.88%) Confluence
13 13 (0.88%) WebSphere
14 12 (0.81%) Joomla!
14 12 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
15 11 (0.74%) IBM Notes
15 11 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
16 10 (0.68%) WebLogic
16 10 (0.68%) Jetty
Applications
1 130 (8.80%) MS Excel
2 68 (4.60%) MS Office
3 27 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 23 (1.56%) MS Visio
5 21 (1.42%) Photoshop
6 14 (0.95%) MS Project
7 13 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (0.54%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.20%) PowerPivot
9 3 (0.20%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.20%) SPSS
10 2 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.068%) Final Cut Pro
11 1 (0.068%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.068%) Simulink
11 1 (0.068%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 11 (0.74%) Summit
1 11 (0.74%) Cognos TM1
2 9 (0.61%) CSG Singleview
3 8 (0.54%) Magento
3 8 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
4 7 (0.47%) Tridion
5 4 (0.27%) Google Analytics
5 4 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
5 4 (0.27%) Shopify
6 3 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.14%) WebTrends
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.068%) osCommerce
8 1 (0.068%) SiteCatalyst
8 1 (0.068%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 18 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
2 15 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (0.88%) SaaS
4 7 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.47%) Amazon EMR
5 5 (0.34%) Heroku
6 3 (0.20%) Force.com
6 3 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.068%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.068%) PaaS
7 1 (0.068%) Office 365
7 1 (0.068%) GitHub
7 1 (0.068%) IaaS
7 1 (0.068%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 72 (4.87%) Internet
2 48 (3.25%) Firewall
3 45 (3.05%) HTTP
4 44 (2.98%) DNS
5 38 (2.57%) TCP/IP
6 31 (2.10%) SAN
7 23 (1.56%) DHCP
8 22 (1.49%) Intranet
9 20 (1.35%) Wireless
10 18 (1.22%) WAN
11 17 (1.15%) 3G
12 14 (0.95%) VPN
12 14 (0.95%) LAN
13 13 (0.88%) LDAP
13 13 (0.88%) NAS
14 12 (0.81%) Radio Access Network
14 12 (0.81%) FTP
15 11 (0.74%) SMTP
15 11 (0.74%) Broadband
15 11 (0.74%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (12.53%) SQL Server
2 105 (7.11%) Relational Database
3 83 (5.62%) MySQL
4 82 (5.55%) Big Data
5 74 (5.01%) Oracle Database
6 60 (4.06%) Data Warehouse
7 56 (3.79%) NoSQL
8 46 (3.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 42 (2.84%) Hadoop
10 41 (2.78%) MongoDB
11 38 (2.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 35 (2.37%) SQL Server 2008
13 31 (2.10%) Oracle Database 11g
13 31 (2.10%) RDBMS
14 27 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
15 25 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 21 (1.42%) Apache Hive
17 19 (1.29%) Oracle ODI
17 19 (1.29%) Data Mining
18 16 (1.08%) DB2
Development Applications
1 124 (8.40%) Git (software)
2 88 (5.96%) Subversion
3 56 (3.79%) Selenium
4 55 (3.72%) JIRA
5 51 (3.45%) Maven
6 45 (3.05%) Jenkins
7 37 (2.51%) Visual Studio
8 36 (2.44%) Cucumber
9 32 (2.17%) WebDriver
9 32 (2.17%) TeamCity
10 20 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
11 19 (1.29%) JUnit
12 18 (1.22%) Mercurial
13 14 (0.95%) Xcode
14 13 (0.88%) Eclipse
14 13 (0.88%) JMeter
15 12 (0.81%) Jasmine
16 10 (0.68%) Hudson
16 10 (0.68%) LoadRunner
17 9 (0.61%) Redmine
General
1 345 (23.36%) Finance
2 182 (12.32%) Banking
3 133 (9.00%) Front Office
4 116 (7.85%) Investment Banking
5 99 (6.70%) Telecoms
6 51 (3.45%) Electronics
7 49 (3.32%) Retail
8 41 (2.78%) Marketing
9 32 (2.17%) Games
10 30 (2.03%) Billing
11 28 (1.90%) Publishing
12 23 (1.56%) Manufacturing
13 20 (1.35%) Advertising
14 19 (1.29%) Financial Institution
15 15 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
15 15 (1.02%) Legal
16 14 (0.95%) Back Office
17 10 (0.68%) General Ledger
18 8 (0.54%) Local Government
18 8 (0.54%) French Language
Job Titles
1 664 (44.96%) Developer
2 143 (9.68%) Analyst
3 126 (8.53%) Java Developer
4 98 (6.64%) Architect
5 72 (4.87%) Software Engineer
6 66 (4.47%) Consultant
7 54 (3.66%) Web Developer
7 54 (3.66%) Senior Developer
8 51 (3.45%) Business Analyst
9 43 (2.91%) C++ Developer
10 40 (2.71%) C# Developer
11 39 (2.64%) Solutions Architect
11 39 (2.64%) Quantitative Developer
12 35 (2.37%) PHP Developer
13 34 (2.30%) Project Manager
14 33 (2.23%) Tester
14 33 (2.23%) Junior
15 31 (2.10%) Front-End Developer
16 30 (2.03%) C++ Quantitative Developer
17 29 (1.96%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 253 (17.13%) HTML
2 192 (13.00%) CSS
3 185 (12.53%) .NET
4 140 (9.48%) XML
5 138 (9.34%) Web Services
6 131 (8.87%) HTML5
7 115 (7.79%) jQuery
8 79 (5.35%) Spring
9 77 (5.21%) JSON
10 72 (4.87%) REST
11 71 (4.81%) ASP.NET
12 60 (4.06%) CSS3
13 57 (3.86%) Hibernate
14 56 (3.79%) AngularJS
15 51 (3.45%) Ajax
15 51 (3.45%) J2EE
16 43 (2.91%) Backbone.js
17 41 (2.78%) RESTful
18 38 (2.57%) SOAP
19 35 (2.37%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 176 (11.92%) Mathematics
2 104 (7.04%) Management Information System
3 79 (5.35%) Physics
3 79 (5.35%) Open Source
4 67 (4.54%) Mobile App
5 53 (3.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 51 (3.45%) Derivative
7 41 (2.78%) Equities
8 40 (2.71%) Visualisation
9 35 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
10 34 (2.30%) iPad
10 34 (2.30%) Fixed Income
11 32 (2.17%) Economics
12 29 (1.96%) Data Integration
13 28 (1.90%) Embedded Systems
14 26 (1.76%) iPhone
14 26 (1.76%) Market Risk
14 26 (1.76%) GIS
14 26 (1.76%) Blackberry
15 25 (1.69%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 250 (16.93%) Linux
2 191 (12.93%) Windows
3 147 (9.95%) UNIX
4 89 (6.03%) Apple iOS
5 76 (5.15%) Android
6 21 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (1.42%) CentOS
7 19 (1.29%) Solaris
8 15 (1.02%) Ubuntu
8 15 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (0.95%) Windows 7
10 13 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (0.74%) AIX
11 11 (0.74%) Mac OS X
12 10 (0.68%) Windows XP
13 8 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (0.54%) Mac OS
14 7 (0.47%) Windows 8
14 7 (0.47%) Windows Phone
15 5 (0.34%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 276 (18.69%) Agile Software Development
2 258 (17.47%) Software Engineering
3 253 (17.13%) OO
4 172 (11.65%) Project Management
5 158 (10.70%) TDD
6 155 (10.49%) Scrum
7 119 (8.06%) MVC
8 103 (6.97%) Analytics
9 97 (6.57%) ITIL
10 80 (5.42%) Unit Testing
11 79 (5.35%) BDD
12 78 (5.28%) OOP
13 72 (4.87%) Continuous Integration
14 70 (4.74%) ETL
14 70 (4.74%) Business Intelligence
15 69 (4.67%) Multithreading
16 68 (4.60%) E-Commerce
17 63 (4.27%) Workflow
18 61 (4.13%) Risk Management
18 61 (4.13%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 424 (28.71%) Java
2 330 (22.34%) SQL
3 319 (21.60%) JavaScript
4 232 (15.71%) C#
5 198 (13.41%) C++
6 167 (11.31%) Python
7 106 (7.18%) C
8 83 (5.62%) PHP
9 69 (4.67%) Perl
10 65 (4.40%) Ruby
11 60 (4.06%) Scala
12 48 (3.25%) PL/SQL
13 44 (2.98%) Shell Script
14 36 (2.44%) PowerShell
15 30 (2.03%) T-SQL
16 29 (1.96%) VBA
17 28 (1.90%) Objective-C
18 22 (1.49%) PHP5
18 22 (1.49%) R
19 18 (1.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1130 (76.51%) Degree
2 84 (5.69%) Security Cleared
3 76 (5.15%) ISEB
4 66 (4.47%) SC Cleared
5 53 (3.59%) ISTQB
6 50 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
7 43 (2.91%) PhD
8 42 (2.84%) CISSP
9 27 (1.83%) CISA
10 25 (1.69%) MCSE
11 23 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
11 23 (1.56%) CISM
12 19 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 19 (1.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 18 (1.22%) ISEB Practitioner
14 17 (1.15%) DV Cleared
14 17 (1.15%) MCSA
15 16 (1.08%) PMI Certification
16 15 (1.02%) CCNP
16 15 (1.02%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (8.60%) QA
2 42 (2.84%) SLA
3 17 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (0.47%) BS7799
5 7 (0.47%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.27%) TickIT
7 3 (0.20%) DO-178B
7 3 (0.20%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.14%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.14%) BS25999
8 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.14%) COBIT
8 2 (0.14%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.068%) WCAG
9 1 (0.068%) GxP
9 1 (0.068%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.068%) HL7
9 1 (0.068%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 55 (3.72%) Active Directory
2 30 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.95%) VMware ESX
4 12 (0.81%) vCloud
5 8 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (0.41%) Oracle RMAN
7 5 (0.34%) NFS
7 5 (0.34%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.34%) Xen
7 5 (0.34%) vSphere
8 4 (0.27%) Sendmail
8 4 (0.27%) KVM
8 4 (0.27%) Docker
8 4 (0.27%) Snort
8 4 (0.27%) Nmap
9 3 (0.20%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.20%) Varnish
9 3 (0.20%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.14%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 27 (1.83%) Puppet
2 20 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (1.22%) Nagios
4 14 (0.95%) SCCM
4 14 (0.95%) ZABBIX
5 10 (0.68%) Zenoss
5 10 (0.68%) Kibana
5 10 (0.68%) Graylog2
6 9 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (0.61%) SCOM
7 7 (0.47%) Capistrano
8 6 (0.41%) ITRS Geneos
8 6 (0.41%) SCOrch
8 6 (0.41%) Data Guard
9 4 (0.27%) SolarWinds Orion
9 4 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 3 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (0.20%) ZENworks
10 3 (0.20%) Nessus
Vendors
1 202 (13.68%) Oracle
2 174 (11.78%) Microsoft
3 42 (2.84%) HP
4 41 (2.78%) Cisco
5 35 (2.37%) VMware
6 31 (2.10%) IBM
7 29 (1.96%) Splunk
8 27 (1.83%) Sybase
9 26 (1.76%) Perforce
10 23 (1.56%) Red Hat
11 21 (1.42%) SAP
12 20 (1.35%) Adobe
13 18 (1.22%) Google
13 18 (1.22%) Zend
14 17 (1.15%) Juniper
14 17 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
15 16 (1.08%) Informatica
15 16 (1.08%) JBoss
16 14 (0.95%) Cognos
16 14 (0.95%) Teradata
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £80 to £110 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £150.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Sutton, Surrey
Energon Technology
Rate: From £400 to £425 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £125 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
SmartSourcing plc
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Middlesex
Proteus Europe
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Intapeople
Rate: £250
Posted: 5 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Latcom Ltd
Rate: From £20 to £24 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hudson
Salary: excellent benefits including final salary Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago