The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 105 123 181
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +58
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 472 361 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.95% 1.67% 1.03%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.23% 5.09% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 241 172
Average daily rate £450 £425 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +5.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £334
% change year-on-year
- -2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 4 10
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.75 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -10.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £17.65 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £70.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £32.25 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+5.42% +4.03%
Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7582 7099 8753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 31.34% 32.86% 31.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5343 4946 5867
Average daily rate £450 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 167 227
Average hourly rate £21.75 £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.13% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £14.15 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £54.00 £47.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Computer Science
England

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London +21 162 £450 -10.00% 124
Canary Wharf +35 14 £800 -
Docklands, London +2 7 £450 -10.00%
Croydon - 5 £390 - 2
Enfield - - - - 2
Greenford - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 2
Ilford - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
New Malden - - - -
Orpington - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - - 1
Twickenham - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 2
West Drayton - - - - 2
Ealing - - - - 1
Westminster - - - -
Bexleyheath - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Chessington - - - - 1
Coulsdon - - - -
Hackney - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Hammersmith - - - - 6
Wimbledon - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

1 637 (72.55%) Degree
2 305 (34.74%) Java
3 219 (24.94%) Finance
4 218 (24.83%) SQL
5 195 (22.21%) HTML
6 193 (21.98%) JavaScript
7 168 (19.13%) OO
8 161 (18.34%) Agile Software Development
9 146 (16.63%) CSS
10 138 (15.72%) C#
11 132 (15.03%) C++
12 129 (14.69%) SQL Server
12 129 (14.69%) Software Engineering
13 127 (14.46%) TDD
14 126 (14.35%) Oracle
15 122 (13.90%) Banking
16 121 (13.78%) Linux
17 118 (13.44%) .NET
18 105 (11.96%) Python
19 93 (10.59%) Mathematics
20 92 (10.48%) UNIX
21 89 (10.14%) Windows
21 89 (10.14%) HTML5
22 88 (10.02%) Scrum
23 83 (9.45%) Front Office
23 83 (9.45%) jQuery
24 75 (8.54%) MVC
25 74 (8.43%) Microsoft
26 73 (8.31%) Ruby
27 72 (8.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 43 (4.90%) Apache
2 27 (3.08%) Node.js
3 23 (2.62%) Tomcat
4 22 (2.51%) CMS
5 19 (2.16%) SAS
6 15 (1.71%) SharePoint
7 13 (1.48%) WebLogic
8 11 (1.25%) IIS
8 11 (1.25%) WebSphere
9 10 (1.14%) Apache Pig
9 10 (1.14%) Drupal
10 9 (1.03%) MS Exchange
10 9 (1.03%) Adobe CQ
11 8 (0.91%) Joomla!
12 7 (0.80%) Confluence
12 7 (0.80%) nginx
13 6 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
13 6 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (0.68%) Alfresco
14 4 (0.46%) GemFire
Applications
1 45 (5.13%) MS Excel
2 23 (2.62%) MS Office
3 13 (1.48%) Photoshop
4 10 (1.14%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.80%) MS Project
7 6 (0.68%) Fireworks
7 6 (0.68%) SPSS
8 4 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.23%) FreeHand
9 2 (0.23%) QuarkXPress
10 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.34%) Google Analytics
2 3 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.34%) Magento
3 1 (0.11%) Murex MxG2000
3 1 (0.11%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.11%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.48%) SaaS
2 9 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.23%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.23%) Heroku
5 1 (0.11%) PaaS
5 1 (0.11%) Force.com
5 1 (0.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.85%) Internet
2 24 (2.73%) HTTP
3 20 (2.28%) TCP/IP
4 15 (1.71%) Intranet
4 15 (1.71%) Firewall
5 14 (1.59%) LDAP
5 14 (1.59%) VPN
6 12 (1.37%) Network Security
6 12 (1.37%) SAN
6 12 (1.37%) DNS
7 8 (0.91%) IPsec
8 6 (0.68%) NAS
9 5 (0.57%) PPTP
9 5 (0.57%) SMTP
10 4 (0.46%) Fibre Channel
10 4 (0.46%) VoIP
10 4 (0.46%) DHCP
11 3 (0.34%) DMZ
11 3 (0.34%) BGP
11 3 (0.34%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (14.69%) SQL Server
2 71 (8.09%) MySQL
3 52 (5.92%) Relational Database
4 43 (4.90%) Data Warehouse
4 43 (4.90%) Oracle Database
5 42 (4.78%) NoSQL
6 41 (4.67%) Big Data
7 40 (4.56%) MongoDB
8 37 (4.21%) Hadoop
9 35 (3.99%) SQL Server 2008
10 25 (2.85%) Apache Cassandra
11 23 (2.62%) PostgreSQL
11 23 (2.62%) Oracle Database 11g
12 22 (2.51%) Data Mining
13 21 (2.39%) RDBMS
14 20 (2.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 20 (2.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 19 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 19 (2.16%) Apache Hive
16 16 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 68 (7.74%) Git (software)
2 43 (4.90%) Subversion
3 42 (4.78%) Selenium
4 30 (3.42%) Maven
5 29 (3.30%) Cucumber
5 29 (3.30%) JIRA
6 28 (3.19%) Jenkins
7 26 (2.96%) WebDriver
8 22 (2.51%) PowerDesigner
9 20 (2.28%) Visual Studio
10 13 (1.48%) JUnit
11 11 (1.25%) LoadRunner
11 11 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (1.14%) TeamCity
12 10 (1.14%) JMeter
13 9 (1.03%) Xcode
13 9 (1.03%) Jasmine
14 8 (0.91%) Rational Performance Tester
14 8 (0.91%) Hudson
15 7 (0.80%) RSpec
General
1 219 (24.94%) Finance
2 122 (13.90%) Banking
3 83 (9.45%) Front Office
4 70 (7.97%) Investment Banking
5 39 (4.44%) Electronics
6 36 (4.10%) Games
7 33 (3.76%) Retail
7 33 (3.76%) Pharmaceutical
8 25 (2.85%) Marketing
9 24 (2.73%) Financial Institution
9 24 (2.73%) Manufacturing
10 18 (2.05%) Telecoms
11 17 (1.94%) Publishing
12 9 (1.03%) Multimedia
13 8 (0.91%) Back Office
14 7 (0.80%) Advertising
15 6 (0.68%) Legal
16 5 (0.57%) Billing
17 3 (0.34%) Automotive
17 3 (0.34%) Law
Job Titles
1 417 (47.49%) Developer
2 81 (9.23%) Analyst
3 63 (7.18%) Java Developer
4 46 (5.24%) Architect
5 44 (5.01%) Senior Developer
6 38 (4.33%) C# Developer
7 34 (3.87%) C++ Developer
8 31 (3.53%) Front-End Developer
9 29 (3.30%) Software Engineer
10 28 (3.19%) Scala Developer
11 26 (2.96%) Tester
12 24 (2.73%) Business Analyst
12 24 (2.73%) .NET Developer
13 22 (2.51%) Junior
13 22 (2.51%) Test Analyst
13 22 (2.51%) Web Developer
14 21 (2.39%) JavaScript Developer
15 20 (2.28%) Android Developer
15 20 (2.28%) Project Manager
16 18 (2.05%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (22.21%) HTML
2 146 (16.63%) CSS
3 118 (13.44%) .NET
4 89 (10.14%) HTML5
5 83 (9.45%) jQuery
6 72 (8.20%) Web Services
7 70 (7.97%) XML
8 63 (7.18%) Spring
9 58 (6.61%) CSS3
10 49 (5.58%) ASP.NET
11 41 (4.67%) .NET Framework
12 40 (4.56%) Backbone.js
13 39 (4.44%) Middleware
14 38 (4.33%) JSON
15 36 (4.10%) Ajax
16 33 (3.76%) J2EE
17 32 (3.64%) Hibernate
18 31 (3.53%) Ruby on Rails
19 30 (3.42%) REST
20 28 (3.19%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 93 (10.59%) Mathematics
2 72 (8.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 56 (6.38%) Physics
4 53 (6.04%) Derivative
5 52 (5.92%) Open Source
6 50 (5.69%) Management Information System
7 44 (5.01%) Equities
8 31 (3.53%) Fixed Income
8 31 (3.53%) Statistics
9 26 (2.96%) Pharmacovigilance
10 24 (2.73%) Mobile App
11 23 (2.62%) Enterprise Software
12 21 (2.39%) Machine Learning
13 16 (1.82%) Digital Media
14 15 (1.71%) Credit Derivative
14 15 (1.71%) Economics
14 15 (1.71%) Visualisation
14 15 (1.71%) Social Media
14 15 (1.71%) Embedded Systems
15 14 (1.59%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 121 (13.78%) Linux
2 92 (10.48%) UNIX
3 89 (10.14%) Windows
4 59 (6.72%) Android
5 42 (4.78%) Apple iOS
6 17 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (1.14%) Windows 7
8 9 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.80%) Solaris
10 6 (0.68%) CentOS
10 6 (0.68%) Windows XP
11 5 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (0.57%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.46%) Embedded Linux
12 4 (0.46%) Windows 2000
12 4 (0.46%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.34%) AIX
14 2 (0.23%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (19.13%) OO
2 161 (18.34%) Agile Software Development
3 129 (14.69%) Software Engineering
4 127 (14.46%) TDD
5 88 (10.02%) Scrum
6 75 (8.54%) MVC
7 67 (7.63%) Multithreading
8 66 (7.52%) Analytics
9 65 (7.40%) Web Development
9 65 (7.40%) Project Management
10 59 (6.72%) OOP
11 57 (6.49%) E-Commerce
12 56 (6.38%) Data Modelling
13 54 (6.15%) BDD
14 49 (5.58%) Continuous Integration
15 48 (5.47%) Low Latency
16 47 (5.35%) Business Intelligence
17 45 (5.13%) Migration
17 45 (5.13%) Unit Testing
18 43 (4.90%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 305 (34.74%) Java
2 218 (24.83%) SQL
3 193 (21.98%) JavaScript
4 138 (15.72%) C#
5 132 (15.03%) C++
6 105 (11.96%) Python
7 73 (8.31%) Ruby
8 58 (6.61%) Perl
9 57 (6.49%) PHP
10 53 (6.04%) Scala
11 51 (5.81%) C
12 31 (3.53%) T-SQL
13 22 (2.51%) PL/SQL
14 16 (1.82%) Shell Script
15 15 (1.71%) R
16 14 (1.59%) PowerShell
17 11 (1.25%) VBA
18 10 (1.14%) HLSL
18 10 (1.14%) GLSL
18 10 (1.14%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 637 (72.55%) Degree
2 42 (4.78%) ISEB
3 39 (4.44%) ISTQB
4 23 (2.62%) PhD
5 19 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (1.59%) CISSP
8 11 (1.25%) CISM
9 10 (1.14%) SC Cleared
9 10 (1.14%) Security Cleared
9 10 (1.14%) CISA
10 9 (1.03%) CCNP
11 8 (0.91%) MCSE
11 8 (0.91%) MCSA
11 8 (0.91%) CCNA
12 7 (0.80%) HND
13 5 (0.57%) Sun Certification
14 3 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.34%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (7.74%) QA
2 19 (2.16%) SLA
3 7 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.23%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.11%) COBIT
6 1 (0.11%) Basel III
6 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.11%) Section 508
6 1 (0.11%) COREP
6 1 (0.11%) FINREP
6 1 (0.11%) EMIR
6 1 (0.11%) CRD IV
System Software
1 21 (2.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (2.28%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.80%) VMware ESX
4 6 (0.68%) Varnish
5 4 (0.46%) Apache Flume
5 4 (0.46%) Xen
6 3 (0.34%) NFS
6 3 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.23%) XenServer
7 2 (0.23%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.23%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.23%) Samba
8 1 (0.11%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.11%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.11%) Nmap
8 1 (0.11%) Snort
Systems Management
1 11 (1.25%) Puppet
1 11 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.57%) Nagios
3 5 (0.57%) ITRS Geneos
4 4 (0.46%) HAProxy
4 4 (0.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (0.46%) MOM
5 3 (0.34%) SCCM
5 3 (0.34%) Oracle Identity Management
5 3 (0.34%) Oozie
6 2 (0.23%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.23%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.23%) ZABBIX
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 2 (0.23%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.23%) ZENworks
6 2 (0.23%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.23%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 126 (14.35%) Oracle
2 74 (8.43%) Microsoft
3 23 (2.62%) HP
4 21 (2.39%) VMware
5 19 (2.16%) Sybase
6 16 (1.82%) Facebook
6 16 (1.82%) Google
6 16 (1.82%) Adobe
7 14 (1.59%) Splunk
7 14 (1.59%) Bloomberg
8 13 (1.48%) Twitter
9 12 (1.37%) Zend
9 12 (1.37%) ION Trading
10 11 (1.25%) Cisco
10 11 (1.25%) Red Hat
10 11 (1.25%) Tradeweb
11 10 (1.14%) Citrix
11 10 (1.14%) TIBCO
12 9 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
12 9 (1.03%) Remedy
South Croydon, Surrey
Parker White Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £220 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Radley James Ltd
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Radley James Ltd
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Radley James Ltd
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Expand Research LLP
Rate: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
City of London
Argyll Scott
Rate: £600 - £800 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Argyll Scott
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Propel
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £420.00 - £430.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £375-£400 p/day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £375-£400 p/day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Apollo Solutions
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £425 to £475 per day - dependant upon experience
Posted: 3 days ago
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Ripe4
Rate: £400 - £500+ per day
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Ripe4
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Experis IT
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Posted: 4 days ago
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