The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Essex region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 40 48 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 12 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.43% 1.08% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.60% 4.50% -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 0
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£415 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £9.23 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £32.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+46.15% -4.41%
Miscellaneous Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
125 111 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 25.35% 24.03% 25.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 41 52
Average daily rate £384 £365 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.20% +23.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £200 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £414 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
- +4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 39 33
Average hourly rate £28.50 £22.66 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.77% -17.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.57 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £29.15 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -25.45%
Computer Science
East of England

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Computer Science
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Computer Science across the Essex region.

Computer Science Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Computer Science
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Science across the Essex region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Computer Science Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the Essex region.

Computer Science Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Computer Science
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
Chelmsford - 5 £400 -
Colchester -10 1 £350 -
Halstead - - - -
Loughton - - - -
Basildon - - - - 1
Braintree - - - -
Brentwood - - - - 1
Computer Science
East of England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 16 (100.00%) Degree
2 9 (56.25%) Finance
3 8 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 8 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
4 7 (43.75%) Local Government
4 7 (43.75%) Service Delivery
4 7 (43.75%) ITIL
4 7 (43.75%) NHS
5 5 (31.25%) Web Design
5 5 (31.25%) Project Management
6 4 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (25.00%) System Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Internet
6 4 (25.00%) MS Visio
6 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (25.00%) PRINCE2
6 4 (25.00%) MS Office
6 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
7 3 (18.75%) Java
7 3 (18.75%) Logistics
7 3 (18.75%) TOGAF
7 3 (18.75%) Matrix Management
8 2 (12.50%) Open Source
8 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (12.50%) WebLogic
8 2 (12.50%) .NET
8 2 (12.50%) J2EE
8 2 (12.50%) Oracle

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 2 (12.50%) WebLogic
2 1 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.25%) GlassFish
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Office
1 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (25.00%) MS Visio
1 4 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) Data Mining
1 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
1 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
1 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Ant
1 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
1 1 (6.25%) Maven
1 1 (6.25%) QADirector
1 1 (6.25%) Gradle
General
1 9 (56.25%) Finance
2 7 (43.75%) Local Government
3 1 (6.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Architect
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Business Systems Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Systems Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Technical Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Technical Design Authority
3 3 (18.75%) Technical Design Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Test Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Application Security Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Security Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Developer
5 1 (6.25%) QA Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Security Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Penetration Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Applications Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
1 2 (12.50%) J2EE
2 1 (6.25%) CSS
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) Swing
2 1 (6.25%) JMS
2 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
2 1 (6.25%) Ajax
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) NHS
2 2 (12.50%) Open Source
3 1 (6.25%) Cryptography
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 8 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
2 7 (43.75%) ITIL
2 7 (43.75%) Service Delivery
3 5 (31.25%) Web Design
3 5 (31.25%) Project Management
4 4 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 4 (25.00%) System Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Matrix Management
5 3 (18.75%) Logistics
5 3 (18.75%) TOGAF
6 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (12.50%) OO
6 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Security Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
7 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
7 1 (6.25%) Security Architecture
7 1 (6.25%) CRM
7 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) CSSLP
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) CISSP
2 1 (6.25%) CISM
2 1 (6.25%) CEH
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.25%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) HP
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) JBoss
3 1 (6.25%) Progress
3 1 (6.25%) Lagan
3 1 (6.25%) AccuRev