The 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 27 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 55 59 42
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -17
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 4 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.78% 0.55% 0.96%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.90% 2.01% 3.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
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£248 £415 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.36% -7.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £415 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £415 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £35.75 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-13.28% +25.43%
Computer Science
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Miscellaneous Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
138 199 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 26.74% 27.22% 25.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 112 58
Average daily rate £375 £368 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +19.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £140 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £556 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 14
Average hourly rate £33.83 £26.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.09% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £20.30 £26.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +3.52%

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
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 27 April 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
Brentwood - 2 - -
Colchester - 1 £245 -
Computer Science
East of England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) Degree
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) MCSE
3 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (50.00%) MCP
3 2 (50.00%) MCSD
4 1 (25.00%) UNIX
4 1 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (25.00%) Selenium
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (25.00%) Digital Forensics
4 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (25.00%) Cyber Security
4 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (25.00%) HP
4 1 (25.00%) ISEB
4 1 (25.00%) CRM
4 1 (25.00%) C#
4 1 (25.00%) Java

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 (50.00%) SharePoint
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Applications Support
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) Security Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Cyber Security Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) CRM
1 1 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 1 (25.00%) Digital Forensics
1 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
1 1 (25.00%) Cyber Security
1 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) VBScript
1 1 (25.00%) VB
1 1 (25.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) MCP
2 2 (50.00%) MCSD
2 2 (50.00%) MCSE
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) VMware