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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 56 62 54
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -8
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 13 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.59% 1.27% 0.57%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.56% 4.03% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 3
Average daily rate
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£313 £270 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.74% -22.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £250 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £279 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.72 £47.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.38% +53.22%
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
285 248 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 34.84% 31.39% 29.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 128 90
Average daily rate £375 £285 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -18.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £438 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 8 10
Average hourly rate £35.00 £20.75 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.67% -48.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £13.80 £14.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £32.25 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +14.28%

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 31 August 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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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
Welwyn Garden City - 6 - -
Stevenage -2 4 £288 -
Letchworth - 1 £338 - 1
Computer Science
East of England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 11 (84.62%) Software Engineering
3 9 (69.23%) UML
3 9 (69.23%) Git (software)
4 8 (61.54%) C#
4 8 (61.54%) .NET
4 8 (61.54%) ASP.NET
5 7 (53.85%) Visual Studio
5 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
5 7 (53.85%) OO
5 7 (53.85%) Web Services
6 6 (46.15%) XML
6 6 (46.15%) HTML
6 6 (46.15%) Photoshop
6 6 (46.15%) CSS
6 6 (46.15%) Content Management
6 6 (46.15%) Web Design
6 6 (46.15%) Multimedia
6 6 (46.15%) Publishing
6 6 (46.15%) CMS
6 6 (46.15%) LAMP
6 6 (46.15%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (46.15%) Internet
6 6 (46.15%) Data Modelling
6 6 (46.15%) Adobe
6 6 (46.15%) Service Delivery
6 6 (46.15%) UX Design
6 6 (46.15%) HTML5
6 6 (46.15%) Social Media
6 6 (46.15%) CSS3

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 6 (46.15%) CMS
2 2 (15.38%) Kinematics
3 1 (7.69%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Photoshop
1 6 (46.15%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (15.38%) Doxygen
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) Internet
2 1 (7.69%) LDAP
2 1 (7.69%) SNMP
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) Relational Database
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (69.23%) Git (software)
2 7 (53.85%) Visual Studio
3 4 (30.77%) Eclipse
4 3 (23.08%) Subversion
4 3 (23.08%) GCC
5 2 (15.38%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (15.38%) ClearCase
General
1 6 (46.15%) Publishing
1 6 (46.15%) Multimedia
1 6 (46.15%) Marketing
2 2 (15.38%) Avionics
2 2 (15.38%) Electronics
2 2 (15.38%) Aerospace
3 1 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Developer
2 6 (46.15%) Web Developer
2 6 (46.15%) Junior
2 6 (46.15%) Junior Developer
2 6 (46.15%) Junior Web Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C++ Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) C++/Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) .NET
1 8 (61.54%) ASP.NET
2 7 (53.85%) Web Services
3 6 (46.15%) XML
3 6 (46.15%) jQuery
3 6 (46.15%) HTML5
3 6 (46.15%) CSS
3 6 (46.15%) LAMP
3 6 (46.15%) CSS3
3 6 (46.15%) KnockoutJS
3 6 (46.15%) Sass
3 6 (46.15%) LESS
3 6 (46.15%) HTML
4 2 (15.38%) OpenCV
4 2 (15.38%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (15.38%) OpenGL
5 1 (7.69%) Qt
5 1 (7.69%) REST
5 1 (7.69%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Social Media
1 6 (46.15%) Digital Media
1 6 (46.15%) Mobile App
1 6 (46.15%) User Experience
1 6 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Algorithms
2 2 (15.38%) VHDL
2 2 (15.38%) Artificial Intelligence
2 2 (15.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (15.38%) Robotics
2 2 (15.38%) Mechatronics
3 1 (7.69%) Mathematics
3 1 (7.69%) Life Science
3 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
3 1 (7.69%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Linux
2 3 (23.08%) UNIX
2 3 (23.08%) Windows
3 1 (7.69%) Solaris
3 1 (7.69%) FreeBSD
3 1 (7.69%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Software Engineering
2 9 (69.23%) UML
3 7 (53.85%) OO
4 6 (46.15%) Data Modelling
4 6 (46.15%) Service Delivery
4 6 (46.15%) Web Design
4 6 (46.15%) Content Management
4 6 (46.15%) Web Development
4 6 (46.15%) Use Case
4 6 (46.15%) Email Marketing
4 6 (46.15%) Digital Marketing
4 6 (46.15%) UX Design
4 6 (46.15%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (46.15%) Responsive Web Design
4 6 (46.15%) Mobile Application Development
4 6 (46.15%) SMACSS
5 3 (23.08%) Multithreading
5 3 (23.08%) Embedded Software Development
6 2 (15.38%) Requirements Engineering
6 2 (15.38%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) C#
2 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
3 5 (38.46%) C++
4 4 (30.77%) Java
5 3 (23.08%) C
6 2 (15.38%) ANSI C
6 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
6 2 (15.38%) MATLAB
6 2 (15.38%) Python
6 2 (15.38%) Perl
7 1 (7.69%) SQL
7 1 (7.69%) VB
7 1 (7.69%) Assembly Language
7 1 (7.69%) VB6
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (7.69%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Cygwin
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Adobe
2 1 (7.69%) Perforce
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft