The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 3 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 42 45 38
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -7
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.01% 0.36% 0.73%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.55% 1.12% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £344
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £47.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-35.78% +46.15%
Computer Science
South East

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

Miscellaneous Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
66 89 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 22.30% 31.90% 25.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 54 46
Average daily rate £450 £318 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.73% +4.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £125 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Average hourly rate £9.00 £47.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-80.85% +176.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.66 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-6.38% +5.00%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Computer Science
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Computer Science Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Computer Science Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Computer Science
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 3 months to 3 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
Tunbridge Wells - 3 - - 2
Computer Science
South East

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 14 (100.00%) Degree
2 12 (85.71%) Web Services
3 11 (78.57%) OpenGL
4 10 (71.43%) XML
4 10 (71.43%) JSON
4 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (71.43%) Memory Management
4 10 (71.43%) REST
4 10 (71.43%) Mobile App
4 10 (71.43%) Mobile Development
5 8 (57.14%) iOS Development
5 8 (57.14%) Cocoa Touch
5 8 (57.14%) Apple iOS
5 8 (57.14%) Cocoa
5 8 (57.14%) Xcode
5 8 (57.14%) Objective-C
5 8 (57.14%) iPhone
6 7 (50.00%) iPad
7 4 (28.57%) Android
7 4 (28.57%) Android Development
7 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
7 4 (28.57%) Java
7 4 (28.57%) Eclipse
8 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
8 3 (21.43%) Android SDK
9 2 (14.29%) C#
9 2 (14.29%) C++
9 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
10 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
10 1 (7.14%) Qt

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 8 (57.14%) Xcode
2 4 (28.57%) Eclipse
2 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.14%) TortoiseSVN
3 1 (7.14%) GCC
3 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
3 1 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 1 (7.14%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 12 (85.71%) Developer
2 8 (57.14%) iOS Developer
3 4 (28.57%) Android Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) iPhone Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Firmware Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Firmware Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) iPhone Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (85.71%) Web Services
2 11 (78.57%) OpenGL
3 10 (71.43%) XML
3 10 (71.43%) JSON
3 10 (71.43%) REST
4 8 (57.14%) Cocoa Touch
4 8 (57.14%) Cocoa
5 3 (21.43%) Android SDK
6 1 (7.14%) Qt
6 1 (7.14%) Flash
6 1 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (71.43%) Mobile App
2 8 (57.14%) iPhone
3 7 (50.00%) iPad
4 1 (7.14%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (7.14%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Apple iOS
2 4 (28.57%) Android
3 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (71.43%) Memory Management
1 10 (71.43%) Mobile Development
2 8 (57.14%) iOS Development
3 4 (28.57%) Android Development
4 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
5 1 (7.14%) OO
5 1 (7.14%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) Objective-C
2 4 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (14.29%) C#
3 2 (14.29%) C++
4 1 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Firmware