The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 50 56 62
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +6
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 4 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.69% 0.79% 0.75%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.65% 2.49% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Average daily rate £525 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £28.69 £27.38
% change year-on-year
+74.27% +4.80%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
151 201 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 26.22% 31.65% 32.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 101 98
Average daily rate £403 £381 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.57% -4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £255 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £533 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 9
Average hourly rate £15.90 £30.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.86% +144.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £22.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Computer Science
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Computer Science Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Computer Science Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Computer Science
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Stevenage - 4 £525 - 1
Computer Science
East of England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 13 (100.00%) Degree
2 8 (61.54%) Software Engineering
3 7 (53.85%) UML
4 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
5 5 (38.46%) Telecoms
5 5 (38.46%) .NET
5 5 (38.46%) C#
5 5 (38.46%) HTML
5 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET
5 5 (38.46%) CSS
5 5 (38.46%) Windows
5 5 (38.46%) OO
5 5 (38.46%) Internet
5 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
5 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (30.77%) User Experience
6 4 (30.77%) Algorithms
6 4 (30.77%) SMACSS
6 4 (30.77%) Sass
6 4 (30.77%) LESS
6 4 (30.77%) Mobile App
6 4 (30.77%) Mobile Application Development
6 4 (30.77%) Responsive Web Design
6 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
6 4 (30.77%) HTML5
6 4 (30.77%) Social Media
6 4 (30.77%) CSS3
6 4 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (30.77%) Digital Media
6 4 (30.77%) KnockoutJS

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 4 (30.77%) CMS
2 1 (7.69%) ArcGIS
2 1 (7.69%) Kinematics
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (30.77%) Photoshop
2 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
3 1 (7.69%) Doxygen
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) Internet
2 3 (23.08%) SpaceWire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.69%) Big Data
2 1 (7.69%) MySQL
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
2 4 (30.77%) Visual Studio
3 3 (23.08%) ClearCase
4 2 (15.38%) Bugzilla
4 2 (15.38%) ClearQuest
5 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
5 1 (7.69%) GCC
5 1 (7.69%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (7.69%) Subversion
General
1 5 (38.46%) Telecoms
2 4 (30.77%) Marketing
2 4 (30.77%) Multimedia
2 4 (30.77%) Publishing
3 3 (23.08%) Avionics
4 2 (15.38%) Automotive
4 2 (15.38%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (7.69%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Junior
2 4 (30.77%) Junior Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Junior Web Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Web Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Desktop Support
3 2 (15.38%) Desktop Support Technician
3 2 (15.38%) Desktop Technician
3 2 (15.38%) Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Support Technician
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded Java Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded Linux Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Java Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Validation Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) .NET
1 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET
1 5 (38.46%) CSS
1 5 (38.46%) HTML
2 4 (30.77%) CSS3
2 4 (30.77%) HTML5
2 4 (30.77%) jQuery
2 4 (30.77%) KnockoutJS
2 4 (30.77%) LESS
2 4 (30.77%) Sass
2 4 (30.77%) Web Services
2 4 (30.77%) XML
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (7.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (7.69%) Django
3 1 (7.69%) OpenCV
3 1 (7.69%) OpenGL
3 1 (7.69%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (30.77%) Algorithms
2 4 (30.77%) Digital Media
2 4 (30.77%) Mobile App
2 4 (30.77%) Social Media
2 4 (30.77%) User Experience
3 2 (15.38%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (15.38%) Life Science
3 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.69%) Artificial Intelligence
4 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
4 1 (7.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (7.69%) Mathematics
4 1 (7.69%) Mechatronics
4 1 (7.69%) Robotics
4 1 (7.69%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Linux
3 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Software Engineering
2 7 (53.85%) UML
3 5 (38.46%) OO
4 4 (30.77%) Content Management
4 4 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (30.77%) Data Modelling
4 4 (30.77%) Digital Marketing
4 4 (30.77%) Email Marketing
4 4 (30.77%) Mobile Application Development
4 4 (30.77%) Responsive Web Design
4 4 (30.77%) Service Delivery
4 4 (30.77%) SMACSS
4 4 (30.77%) Use Case
4 4 (30.77%) UX Design
4 4 (30.77%) Web Design
4 4 (30.77%) Web Development
5 3 (23.08%) Validation
6 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
6 2 (15.38%) ITSM
6 2 (15.38%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
2 5 (38.46%) C#
3 3 (23.08%) ANSI C
3 3 (23.08%) C
3 3 (23.08%) Java
4 2 (15.38%) Python
5 1 (7.69%) C++
5 1 (7.69%) MATLAB
5 1 (7.69%) Perl
5 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) ECSS
1 2 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Cygwin
2 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Adobe
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Red Hat