The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 114 104 128
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +24
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 419 461 340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.87% 1.98% 1.57%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.36% 5.28% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 339 214
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £310 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £700 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £324 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.91% -0.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 5
Average hourly rate £20.00 £35.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% -22.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-10.17% +25.00%
Computer Science
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7810 8732 8402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 34.94% 37.49% 38.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5344 6178 5819
Average daily rate £475 £450 £470
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -4.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 146 170
Average hourly rate £17.87 £21.00 £25.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.92% -16.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £41.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +4.65%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in London

Computer Science
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Computer Science Daily Rate Trend in London

Computer Science
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Science across the London region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

Computer Science Daily Rate Histogram in London

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Computer Science Hourly Rate Trend in London

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Science across the London region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

Computer Science Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Computer Science
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 4 May 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
City of London -31 84 £486 +8.05% 97
Canary Wharf -9 9 £475 -40.62%
Paddington - 2 £375 - 1
Uxbridge - 2 £279 - 1
Hammersmith - 1 £475 - 1
Bromley - 1 £225 -
Enfield - 1 - -
Feltham - 1 £500 -
Ilford - 1 - -
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 680 (80.57%) Degree
2 307 (36.37%) Java
3 278 (32.94%) Finance
4 265 (31.40%) SQL
5 237 (28.08%) Agile Software Development
6 178 (21.09%) Oracle
7 175 (20.73%) OO
8 168 (19.91%) C#
9 161 (19.08%) Web Services
10 157 (18.60%) Mathematics
11 150 (17.77%) Banking
12 145 (17.18%) .NET
13 142 (16.82%) JavaScript
14 140 (16.59%) UNIX
15 137 (16.23%) Linux
16 134 (15.88%) Analytical Skills
17 129 (15.28%) HTML
18 127 (15.05%) Software Engineering
19 125 (14.81%) SQL Server
20 123 (14.57%) Microsoft
21 114 (13.51%) Python
22 110 (13.03%) Data Modelling
23 104 (12.32%) C++
24 100 (11.85%) XML
25 98 (11.61%) MS Excel
26 92 (10.90%) ITIL
26 92 (10.90%) CSS
27 90 (10.66%) TDD
28 89 (10.55%) Relational Database
29 86 (10.19%) Windows

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 39 (4.62%) Apache
2 35 (4.15%) SharePoint
2 35 (4.15%) SAS
3 29 (3.44%) Node.js
4 24 (2.84%) Tomcat
5 23 (2.73%) CMS
6 22 (2.61%) Oracle Workflow
7 21 (2.49%) IIS
8 16 (1.90%) WebLogic
8 16 (1.90%) OpenStack
9 14 (1.66%) JBoss
10 12 (1.42%) MS Exchange
11 11 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
12 10 (1.18%) Drupal
12 10 (1.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 9 (1.07%) Cloud Foundry
13 9 (1.07%) Sitecore CMS
13 9 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
13 9 (1.07%) WebSphere
14 8 (0.95%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 98 (11.61%) MS Excel
2 48 (5.69%) MS Office
3 44 (5.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 39 (4.62%) MS Visio
5 11 (1.30%) MS Project
6 6 (0.71%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.59%) SPSS
8 4 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.24%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.12%) Maya
10 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 26 (3.08%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.59%) Adobe Campaign
3 5 (0.59%) SAP CRM
3 5 (0.59%) WebTrends
3 5 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.47%) Oracle General Ledger
4 4 (0.47%) ION MarketView
4 4 (0.47%) Tridion
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.24%) Radian6
5 2 (0.24%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.12%) HFM
6 1 (0.12%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.12%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.12%) Loan IQ
Cloud Services
1 43 (5.09%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (1.42%) Heroku
3 11 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (1.18%) PaaS
5 9 (1.07%) Engine Yard
6 8 (0.95%) Adobe Analytics
6 8 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (0.95%) GitHub
7 7 (0.83%) Google Analytics
8 6 (0.71%) Force.com
9 5 (0.59%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 5 (0.59%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (0.59%) Google App Engine
9 5 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.59%) SaaS
10 4 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
10 4 (0.47%) Google Compute Engine
11 3 (0.36%) Google Apps
11 3 (0.36%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 47 (5.57%) HTTP
2 42 (4.98%) TCP/IP
3 34 (4.03%) Firewall
4 26 (3.08%) Internet
5 16 (1.90%) DNS
6 12 (1.42%) LAN
7 11 (1.30%) VLAN
8 10 (1.18%) VPN
9 9 (1.07%) WAN
9 9 (1.07%) SSL
9 9 (1.07%) Intranet
10 8 (0.95%) DHCP
11 6 (0.71%) Bluetooth
11 6 (0.71%) Wireless
12 5 (0.59%) Kerberos
12 5 (0.59%) SMTP
12 5 (0.59%) Network Security
13 4 (0.47%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (0.47%) Intrusion Detection
14 3 (0.36%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 89 (10.55%) Relational Database
3 61 (7.23%) Data Warehouse
4 56 (6.64%) RDBMS
5 49 (5.81%) Big Data
6 47 (5.57%) MySQL
7 41 (4.86%) Oracle Database
8 31 (3.67%) MongoDB
9 24 (2.84%) Hadoop
9 24 (2.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 22 (2.61%) NoSQL
11 21 (2.49%) QlikView
12 20 (2.37%) SQL Server 2012
12 20 (2.37%) SQL Server 2008
13 19 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 19 (2.25%) Oracle Database 11g
14 18 (2.13%) DB2
15 16 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
16 14 (1.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 14 (1.66%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 67 (7.94%) Subversion
2 60 (7.11%) Git (software)
3 59 (6.99%) Maven
4 37 (4.38%) Jenkins
5 33 (3.91%) Visual Studio
6 29 (3.44%) JIRA
7 28 (3.32%) JUnit
8 24 (2.84%) Ant
9 15 (1.78%) jMock
10 14 (1.66%) TeamCity
11 12 (1.42%) Selenium
12 11 (1.30%) Toad
13 10 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (1.18%) ClearCase
14 9 (1.07%) Xcode
14 9 (1.07%) Eclipse
14 9 (1.07%) ClearQuest
14 9 (1.07%) Cucumber
15 8 (0.95%) Hudson
15 8 (0.95%) Oracle Forms
General
1 278 (32.94%) Finance
2 150 (17.77%) Banking
3 74 (8.77%) Investment Banking
4 57 (6.75%) Front Office
5 46 (5.45%) Telecoms
6 42 (4.98%) Marketing
7 22 (2.61%) Games
8 18 (2.13%) Financial Institution
9 16 (1.90%) Legal
10 10 (1.18%) Publishing
11 8 (0.95%) Electronics
12 7 (0.83%) Retail
12 7 (0.83%) Advertising
13 6 (0.71%) Automotive
13 6 (0.71%) Law
13 6 (0.71%) Back Office
14 4 (0.47%) General Ledger
14 4 (0.47%) German Language
15 3 (0.36%) Italian Language
15 3 (0.36%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 384 (45.50%) Developer
2 109 (12.91%) Analyst
3 105 (12.44%) Java Developer
4 63 (7.46%) Senior Developer
5 60 (7.11%) Architect
6 41 (4.86%) Programmer
7 39 (4.62%) Business Analyst
8 34 (4.03%) C# Developer
9 31 (3.67%) Senior Java Developer
10 29 (3.44%) iOS Developer
11 27 (3.20%) Author
11 27 (3.20%) Technical Author
12 26 (3.08%) Oracle Developer
13 25 (2.96%) Solutions Architect
14 22 (2.61%) C++ Developer
14 22 (2.61%) Analyst Programmer
14 22 (2.61%) Java Programmer
15 20 (2.37%) Java Analyst Programmer
16 19 (2.25%) SQL Developer
17 18 (2.13%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (19.08%) Web Services
2 145 (17.18%) .NET
3 129 (15.28%) HTML
4 100 (11.85%) XML
5 92 (10.90%) CSS
6 71 (8.41%) REST
7 62 (7.35%) Spring
8 60 (7.11%) JSON
8 60 (7.11%) HTML5
9 58 (6.87%) jQuery
10 49 (5.81%) ASP.NET
11 46 (5.45%) J2EE
11 46 (5.45%) Hibernate
12 45 (5.33%) .NET Framework
13 44 (5.21%) RESTful
14 37 (4.38%) AngularJS
15 30 (3.55%) WPF
16 28 (3.32%) CSS3
17 25 (2.96%) FIX Protocol
18 23 (2.73%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 157 (18.60%) Mathematics
2 134 (15.88%) Analytical Skills
3 68 (8.06%) Physics
4 63 (7.46%) Derivative
5 50 (5.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 44 (5.21%) Management Information System
7 38 (4.50%) Data Structures
7 38 (4.50%) User Experience
8 34 (4.03%) Statistics
8 34 (4.03%) Open Source
9 32 (3.79%) Algorithms
10 31 (3.67%) Mobile App
11 23 (2.73%) Equities
12 21 (2.49%) Visualisation
12 21 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
13 17 (2.01%) Equity Derivative
14 16 (1.90%) Fixed Income
15 15 (1.78%) Social Media
16 14 (1.66%) Credit Risk
16 14 (1.66%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 140 (16.59%) UNIX
2 137 (16.23%) Linux
3 86 (10.19%) Windows
4 74 (8.77%) Apple iOS
5 52 (6.16%) Android
6 25 (2.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (1.54%) Solaris
7 13 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (1.54%) CentOS
7 13 (1.54%) Ubuntu
8 8 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.83%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.36%) Windows Phone
11 3 (0.36%) Windows NT
11 3 (0.36%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.24%) AIX
12 2 (0.24%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.24%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.24%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (28.08%) Agile Software Development
2 175 (20.73%) OO
3 127 (15.05%) Software Engineering
4 110 (13.03%) Data Modelling
5 92 (10.90%) ITIL
6 90 (10.66%) TDD
7 78 (9.24%) Scrum
8 75 (8.89%) Analytics
9 74 (8.77%) Continuous Integration
10 71 (8.41%) Project Management
11 66 (7.82%) MVC
12 60 (7.11%) Multithreading
13 55 (6.52%) Low Latency
14 53 (6.28%) ETL
15 51 (6.04%) Service Management
16 49 (5.81%) iOS Development
17 47 (5.57%) SOA
18 46 (5.45%) UML
19 45 (5.33%) Web Development
20 43 (5.09%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 307 (36.37%) Java
2 265 (31.40%) SQL
3 168 (19.91%) C#
4 142 (16.82%) JavaScript
5 114 (13.51%) Python
6 104 (12.32%) C++
7 57 (6.75%) PHP
8 53 (6.28%) Perl
9 47 (5.57%) PL/SQL
10 37 (4.38%) Ruby
11 35 (4.15%) C
12 34 (4.03%) Shell Script
13 32 (3.79%) Scala
14 20 (2.37%) Objective-C
15 19 (2.25%) Bash Shell
16 18 (2.13%) R
17 15 (1.78%) Korn
18 13 (1.54%) T-SQL
18 13 (1.54%) VB
19 10 (1.18%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 680 (80.57%) Degree
2 21 (2.49%) PhD
2 21 (2.49%) Security Cleared
3 17 (2.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
4 16 (1.90%) SC Cleared
5 14 (1.66%) CISSP
5 14 (1.66%) ISEB
5 14 (1.66%) PMI Certification
6 12 (1.42%) ISTQB
7 9 (1.07%) OCPJP
7 9 (1.07%) Sun Certification
7 9 (1.07%) Oracle Certification
8 8 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (0.95%) MCSE
9 7 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (0.83%) MBA
10 6 (0.71%) CISA
10 6 (0.71%) CISM
11 4 (0.47%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (6.16%) QA
2 12 (1.42%) SLA
3 7 (0.83%) COBIT
4 5 (0.59%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.47%) EMIR
6 2 (0.24%) COREP
6 2 (0.24%) FINREP
6 2 (0.24%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.12%) Basel II
7 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.12%) COSO
System Software
1 32 (3.79%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.30%) vSphere
4 6 (0.71%) Varnish
5 5 (0.59%) vCloud
5 5 (0.59%) Docker
6 4 (0.47%) Xen
6 4 (0.47%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.24%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.24%) XenApp
7 2 (0.24%) HDFS
8 1 (0.12%) GridGain
8 1 (0.12%) KVM
8 1 (0.12%) Samba
8 1 (0.12%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (2.61%) Puppet
2 15 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (1.07%) Cobbler
4 9 (1.07%) Vagrant
4 9 (1.07%) Nagios
5 7 (0.83%) collectd
6 5 (0.59%) yum
7 4 (0.47%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.36%) OPNET
8 3 (0.36%) Cisco UCCE
9 2 (0.24%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.24%) SCCM
9 2 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.24%) ITRS Geneos
9 2 (0.24%) Ansible
9 2 (0.24%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Satellite
10 1 (0.12%) nmon
Vendors
1 178 (21.09%) Oracle
2 123 (14.57%) Microsoft
3 35 (4.15%) Salesforce.com
4 23 (2.73%) HP
4 23 (2.73%) VMware
4 23 (2.73%) Google
5 18 (2.13%) Adobe
6 17 (2.01%) Tableau
7 16 (1.90%) SAP
8 14 (1.66%) Sybase
9 13 (1.54%) Red Hat
9 13 (1.54%) Cisco
9 13 (1.54%) Citrix
10 12 (1.42%) Business Objects
11 11 (1.30%) Splunk
12 10 (1.18%) Sitecore
13 8 (0.95%) Symantec
13 8 (0.95%) Remedy
13 8 (0.95%) BMC
14 6 (0.71%) Juniper
City, London
ISL
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Profile 29 Limited
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Volt
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Explore Group
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Imperative People
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Personnel IT
Rate: £480.00 - £520 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £360 - £361 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £13.81 - £15.48 per hour + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
City, London
PHM Group
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
City, London
PHM Group
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
City, London
PHM Group
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago