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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 44 46 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 16 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.27% 1.62% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.76% 4.65% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
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£450 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 £9.23 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+306.28% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £15.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+119.35% -59.21%
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
164 172 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 33.54% 34.82% 26.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 77 47
Average daily rate £375 £371 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.07% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £244 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £538 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 39 31
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.49% -39.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 19 September 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 - 1 - -
Colchester - - - -
Halstead - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Loughton - - - -
Southend-on-Sea - - - -
Stanford-le-Hope - - - -
Basildon - - - - 1
Braintree - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Computer Science
East of England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 25 (86.21%) Degree
2 16 (55.17%) Java
3 14 (48.28%) JavaScript
3 14 (48.28%) Biology
3 14 (48.28%) Bioinformatics
4 12 (41.38%) Ajax
4 12 (41.38%) HTML
5 11 (37.93%) DHTML
5 11 (37.93%) JSP
5 11 (37.93%) XML
6 9 (31.03%) Linux
6 9 (31.03%) SQL
6 9 (31.03%) Oracle
6 9 (31.03%) Mathematics
6 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (31.03%) Software Engineering
7 8 (27.59%) Finance
7 8 (27.59%) Enterprise Architecture
7 8 (27.59%) Technical Architecture
7 8 (27.59%) CSS
7 8 (27.59%) JDBC
7 8 (27.59%) Relational Database
8 7 (24.14%) REST
8 7 (24.14%) ITIL
8 7 (24.14%) J2EE
8 7 (24.14%) MySQL
8 7 (24.14%) PL/SQL
8 7 (24.14%) Tomcat
8 7 (24.14%) NHS
8 7 (24.14%) Local Government

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 7 (24.14%) Tomcat
2 5 (17.24%) Apache
3 3 (10.34%) Apache Solr
4 2 (6.90%) WebLogic
5 1 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
5 1 (3.45%) GlassFish
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) MS PowerPoint
1 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
1 4 (13.79%) MS Visio
1 4 (13.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) Internet
2 2 (6.90%) HTTP
3 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (27.59%) Relational Database
2 7 (24.14%) MySQL
3 3 (10.34%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.45%) Data Mining
4 1 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Maven
2 2 (6.90%) Selenium
2 2 (6.90%) WebDriver
2 2 (6.90%) Mockito
2 2 (6.90%) Hamcrest
3 1 (3.45%) Gradle
3 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.45%) Ant
3 1 (3.45%) QADirector
3 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.45%) Subversion
General
1 8 (27.59%) Finance
2 7 (24.14%) Local Government
3 5 (17.24%) Publishing
4 1 (3.45%) Electronics
4 1 (3.45%) Automotive
4 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Developer
2 6 (20.69%) Project Leader
2 6 (20.69%) Software Project Leader
2 6 (20.69%) Architect
3 5 (17.24%) UI Programmer
3 5 (17.24%) Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) UI Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Business Systems Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Systems Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Business Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Technical Design Authority
5 3 (10.34%) Technical Design Architect
5 3 (10.34%) Software Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Technical Architect
5 3 (10.34%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Security Tester
6 1 (3.45%) Application Security Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (41.38%) Ajax
1 12 (41.38%) HTML
2 11 (37.93%) DHTML
2 11 (37.93%) JSP
2 11 (37.93%) XML
3 8 (27.59%) CSS
3 8 (27.59%) JDBC
4 7 (24.14%) REST
4 7 (24.14%) J2EE
4 7 (24.14%) jQuery
4 7 (24.14%) Spring
5 6 (20.69%) GWT
5 6 (20.69%) Hibernate
5 6 (20.69%) XSLT
5 6 (20.69%) Servlets
5 6 (20.69%) Web Services
6 5 (17.24%) CSS3
6 5 (17.24%) HTML5
6 5 (17.24%) SOAP
6 5 (17.24%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 14 (48.28%) Biology
2 9 (31.03%) Mathematics
3 7 (24.14%) NHS
4 6 (20.69%) Data Integration
4 6 (20.69%) Life Science
5 4 (13.79%) Open Source
6 1 (3.45%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 9 (31.03%) Linux
2 6 (20.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (48.28%) Bioinformatics
2 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (31.03%) Software Engineering
3 8 (27.59%) Enterprise Architecture
3 8 (27.59%) Technical Architecture
4 7 (24.14%) ITIL
4 7 (24.14%) Service Delivery
4 7 (24.14%) Scrum
5 6 (20.69%) Requirements Analysis
5 6 (20.69%) Project Management
5 6 (20.69%) Build Automation
6 5 (17.24%) Web Design
7 4 (13.79%) System Testing
7 4 (13.79%) PRINCE2
7 4 (13.79%) OO
8 3 (10.34%) UML
8 3 (10.34%) Logistics
8 3 (10.34%) Matrix Management
8 3 (10.34%) TOGAF
8 3 (10.34%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 16 (55.17%) Java
2 14 (48.28%) JavaScript
3 9 (31.03%) SQL
4 7 (24.14%) PL/SQL
5 6 (20.69%) Shell Script
5 6 (20.69%) Perl
6 3 (10.34%) Python
7 1 (3.45%) C#
7 1 (3.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 25 (86.21%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) CSSLP
2 1 (3.45%) Postgraduate
2 1 (3.45%) CISSP
2 1 (3.45%) CEH
2 1 (3.45%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Oracle
2 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.45%) JBoss
3 1 (3.45%) HP
3 1 (3.45%) Progress
3 1 (3.45%) Lagan
3 1 (3.45%) AccuRev