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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 62 37 40
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +3
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 4 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.53% 0.97% 0.93%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.41% 4.30% 4.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate £415 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £334
% change year-on-year
- -2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £32.25 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+5.42% +4.03%
Miscellaneous Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
166 93 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 21.93% 22.63% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 51 52
Average daily rate £350 £300 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £190 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £453 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 11
Average hourly rate £26.00 £28.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £19.25 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Basildon - 2 - -
Billericay - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Colchester - - - - 3
Southend-on-Sea - - - - 1
Computer Science
East of England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 7 (87.50%) Degree
2 3 (37.50%) Technical Architecture
2 3 (37.50%) OO
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Zachman Framework
2 3 (37.50%) TOGAF
2 3 (37.50%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (25.00%) MS Office
3 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (25.00%) Internet
3 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) .NET
3 2 (25.00%) J2EE
3 2 (25.00%) AccuRev
3 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (25.00%) Web Design
3 2 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) System Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) Progressive Enhancement
4 1 (12.50%) Data Quality
4 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
4 1 (12.50%) MEAP

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
1 2 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Architect
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Business Systems Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Systems Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
1 2 (25.00%) J2EE
2 1 (12.50%) MEAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 1 (12.50%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Technical Architecture
1 3 (37.50%) OO
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (37.50%) Zachman Framework
1 3 (37.50%) TOGAF
1 3 (37.50%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) Web Design
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) Progressive Enhancement
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) Data Management
3 1 (12.50%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (25.00%) AccuRev
2 1 (12.50%) HP