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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 103 116 95
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -21
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 424 397 432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.02% 1.81% 2.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.73% 4.84% 5.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 276 314
Average daily rate
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£470 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £800 £743
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 17 6
Average hourly rate £16.00 £40.00 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +255.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £21.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+36.61% -38.68%
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
7398 8201 7243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.22% 37.45% 37.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 5191 5655 5077
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 162 188
Average hourly rate £19.18 £24.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.08% +17.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

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 23 January 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
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 23 January 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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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
City of London +18 118 £450 -14.28% 100
Canary Wharf -13 4 £725 -9.37%
Paddington - 2 £613 - 1
Hammersmith +2 1 - -
Ealing - 1 - -
Edgware - 1 £530 -
Enfield - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Greenford - - - -
Harrow - - - - 1
Hayes - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 1
Isleworth - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 6
New Malden - - - -
Orpington - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 2
Teddington - - - - 1
Twickenham - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 7
Wembley - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Wimbledon - - - - 1
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Coulsdon - - - -
Croydon - - - - 2
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 678 (77.49%) Degree
2 301 (34.40%) Java
3 277 (31.66%) Agile Software Development
4 251 (28.69%) Finance
5 243 (27.77%) SQL
6 205 (23.43%) C#
7 201 (22.97%) OO
8 171 (19.54%) .NET
9 168 (19.20%) Banking
10 167 (19.09%) Oracle
10 167 (19.09%) JavaScript
11 164 (18.74%) Analytical Skills
12 157 (17.94%) HTML
13 155 (17.71%) Web Services
14 144 (16.46%) Mathematics
15 140 (16.00%) Software Engineering
16 131 (14.97%) Linux
16 131 (14.97%) SQL Server
17 120 (13.71%) UNIX
18 115 (13.14%) C++
19 113 (12.91%) TDD
20 111 (12.69%) Microsoft
21 107 (12.23%) ITIL
21 107 (12.23%) CSS
21 107 (12.23%) Data Modelling
22 106 (12.11%) Relational Database
23 105 (12.00%) Windows
24 97 (11.09%) XML
25 95 (10.86%) Python
25 95 (10.86%) Front Office

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 59 (6.74%) Apache
2 36 (4.11%) SharePoint
2 36 (4.11%) Tomcat
3 28 (3.20%) SAS
4 24 (2.74%) Node.js
5 23 (2.63%) IIS
5 23 (2.63%) OpenStack
6 20 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
6 20 (2.29%) CMS
7 14 (1.60%) SharePoint 2013
7 14 (1.60%) Jetty
8 13 (1.49%) WebLogic
9 12 (1.37%) JBoss
10 11 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (1.03%) IBM Notes
11 9 (1.03%) Cloud Foundry
12 8 (0.91%) Apache Solr
12 8 (0.91%) MS Exchange
13 7 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
13 7 (0.80%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 91 (10.40%) MS Excel
2 49 (5.60%) MS Office
3 28 (3.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 27 (3.09%) MS Visio
5 11 (1.26%) MS Project
6 7 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.57%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.34%) PowerPivot
9 2 (0.23%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.23%) SPSS
10 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.11%) Final Cut Pro
10 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 28 (3.20%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.80%) SAP CRM
3 4 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.46%) Tridion
4 3 (0.34%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.23%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.23%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.11%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.11%) RMDS
6 1 (0.11%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.11%) Magento
6 1 (0.11%) Cordys
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 25 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.49%) PaaS
4 12 (1.37%) GitHub
5 11 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (1.03%) Heroku
6 9 (1.03%) Engine Yard
7 7 (0.80%) SaaS
8 4 (0.46%) IaaS
8 4 (0.46%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 4 (0.46%) ElastiCache
8 4 (0.46%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.23%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 52 (5.94%) HTTP
2 46 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 41 (4.69%) Firewall
4 38 (4.34%) Internet
5 25 (2.86%) DNS
6 20 (2.29%) WAN
7 18 (2.06%) LAN
8 15 (1.71%) Cisco ASA
9 13 (1.49%) Intrusion Detection
10 12 (1.37%) DHCP
11 11 (1.26%) SSL
12 9 (1.03%) Wireless
12 9 (1.03%) Network Security
13 8 (0.91%) VLAN
13 8 (0.91%) LDAP
14 7 (0.80%) Intranet
15 6 (0.69%) NetScaler
15 6 (0.69%) SMTP
15 6 (0.69%) OSPF
15 6 (0.69%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (14.97%) SQL Server
2 106 (12.11%) Relational Database
3 54 (6.17%) MySQL
4 50 (5.71%) RDBMS
5 48 (5.49%) Data Warehouse
6 45 (5.14%) Big Data
7 41 (4.69%) NoSQL
8 40 (4.57%) MongoDB
9 37 (4.23%) Hadoop
10 31 (3.54%) Oracle Database
11 26 (2.97%) Apache Cassandra
12 23 (2.63%) QlikView
13 22 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 18 (2.06%) Data Mining
15 17 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 16 (1.83%) DB2
17 14 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
17 14 (1.60%) Oracle Database 11g
18 12 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 10 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 82 (9.37%) Git (software)
2 80 (9.14%) Subversion
3 53 (6.06%) JIRA
3 53 (6.06%) Maven
4 52 (5.94%) Jenkins
5 41 (4.69%) JUnit
6 39 (4.46%) Visual Studio
7 30 (3.43%) Selenium
8 25 (2.86%) Ant
9 21 (2.40%) Xcode
9 21 (2.40%) Toad
9 21 (2.40%) TeamCity
10 20 (2.29%) Cucumber
11 16 (1.83%) jMock
12 13 (1.49%) ClearQuest
13 12 (1.37%) Mercurial
13 12 (1.37%) NUnit
14 11 (1.26%) ClearCase
14 11 (1.26%) Hudson
14 11 (1.26%) WebDriver
General
1 251 (28.69%) Finance
2 168 (19.20%) Banking
3 95 (10.86%) Front Office
4 94 (10.74%) Investment Banking
5 40 (4.57%) Telecoms
6 33 (3.77%) Marketing
7 20 (2.29%) Retail
8 19 (2.17%) Financial Institution
9 14 (1.60%) Publishing
10 12 (1.37%) Advertising
10 12 (1.37%) Legal
11 11 (1.26%) Games
12 8 (0.91%) Law
13 7 (0.80%) Electronics
14 5 (0.57%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.57%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.46%) Spanish Language
16 3 (0.34%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.34%) French Language
Job Titles
1 410 (46.86%) Developer
2 112 (12.80%) Java Developer
3 96 (10.97%) Analyst
4 53 (6.06%) Architect
5 48 (5.49%) C# Developer
6 43 (4.91%) Senior Developer
7 34 (3.89%) Business Analyst
8 29 (3.31%) Consultant
9 27 (3.09%) Solutions Architect
9 27 (3.09%) Quantitative Developer
10 25 (2.86%) DevOps Engineer
11 24 (2.74%) Web Developer
11 24 (2.74%) C++ Developer
12 23 (2.63%) iOS Developer
13 22 (2.51%) Programmer
14 21 (2.40%) Project Manager
15 20 (2.29%) Author
15 20 (2.29%) Technical Author
15 20 (2.29%) Software Engineer
15 20 (2.29%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (19.54%) .NET
2 157 (17.94%) HTML
3 155 (17.71%) Web Services
4 107 (12.23%) CSS
5 97 (11.09%) XML
6 79 (9.03%) HTML5
7 71 (8.11%) JSON
8 70 (8.00%) Spring
9 62 (7.09%) Hibernate
9 62 (7.09%) REST
10 52 (5.94%) ASP.NET
11 51 (5.83%) jQuery
12 49 (5.60%) WPF
13 46 (5.26%) .NET Framework
14 43 (4.91%) AngularJS
15 41 (4.69%) J2EE
16 37 (4.23%) CSS3
16 37 (4.23%) WCF
17 33 (3.77%) RESTful
18 31 (3.54%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 164 (18.74%) Analytical Skills
2 144 (16.46%) Mathematics
3 58 (6.63%) Management Information System
4 53 (6.06%) User Experience
5 51 (5.83%) Physics
6 50 (5.71%) Data Structures
7 45 (5.14%) Derivative
8 44 (5.03%) Enterprise Software
9 42 (4.80%) Algorithms
10 40 (4.57%) Open Source
11 28 (3.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 27 (3.09%) Fixed Income
13 26 (2.97%) Statistics
13 26 (2.97%) Credit Risk
14 22 (2.51%) Economics
15 21 (2.40%) Mobile App
16 20 (2.29%) Market Risk
16 20 (2.29%) Visualisation
17 17 (1.94%) Clustering
18 16 (1.83%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 131 (14.97%) Linux
2 120 (13.71%) UNIX
3 105 (12.00%) Windows
4 59 (6.74%) Apple iOS
5 29 (3.31%) Android
6 24 (2.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (2.74%) CentOS
7 19 (2.17%) Ubuntu
8 14 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (1.49%) Solaris
9 13 (1.49%) Windows 7
10 11 (1.26%) Windows XP
11 8 (0.91%) Mac OS
12 7 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.57%) CoreOS
13 5 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.46%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.46%) Debian
15 3 (0.34%) Windows NT
15 3 (0.34%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (31.66%) Agile Software Development
2 201 (22.97%) OO
3 140 (16.00%) Software Engineering
4 113 (12.91%) TDD
5 107 (12.23%) ITIL
5 107 (12.23%) Data Modelling
6 95 (10.86%) Continuous Integration
7 94 (10.74%) Scrum
8 86 (9.83%) Analytics
9 83 (9.49%) MVC
10 71 (8.11%) Multithreading
11 62 (7.09%) Project Management
12 59 (6.74%) Service Delivery
13 54 (6.17%) Service Management
14 53 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
14 53 (6.06%) DevOps
15 50 (5.71%) BDD
16 49 (5.60%) SOA
17 48 (5.49%) OOP
17 48 (5.49%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 301 (34.40%) Java
2 243 (27.77%) SQL
3 205 (23.43%) C#
4 167 (19.09%) JavaScript
5 115 (13.14%) C++
6 95 (10.86%) Python
7 58 (6.63%) PHP
8 57 (6.51%) Perl
9 52 (5.94%) PL/SQL
10 47 (5.37%) C
11 41 (4.69%) Shell Script
11 41 (4.69%) Ruby
12 36 (4.11%) Scala
13 27 (3.09%) Bash Shell
14 22 (2.51%) T-SQL
15 21 (2.40%) VBA
16 20 (2.29%) Objective-C
17 16 (1.83%) Korn
17 16 (1.83%) PHP5
18 15 (1.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 678 (77.49%) Degree
2 38 (4.34%) Security Cleared
3 32 (3.66%) CISSP
4 31 (3.54%) SC Cleared
5 21 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
7 15 (1.71%) ISEB
8 11 (1.26%) Oracle Certification
9 10 (1.14%) ISTQB
9 10 (1.14%) MCSE
9 10 (1.14%) Sun Certification
9 10 (1.14%) CISM
10 9 (1.03%) OCPJP
10 9 (1.03%) A+ Certification
10 9 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.69%) PhD
11 6 (0.69%) MCSA
11 6 (0.69%) CCIE
11 6 (0.69%) CISA
11 6 (0.69%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (7.77%) QA
2 32 (3.66%) SLA
3 15 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.69%) COBIT
5 4 (0.46%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.34%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.11%) BS7799
8 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 35 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 22 (2.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.49%) vCloud
4 11 (1.26%) vSphere
5 7 (0.80%) Docker
6 6 (0.69%) Nmap
7 4 (0.46%) Varnish
7 4 (0.46%) Snort
7 4 (0.46%) ISA Server
7 4 (0.46%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.34%) Xen
8 3 (0.34%) XenApp
8 3 (0.34%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.23%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.23%) XenServer
9 2 (0.23%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.23%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.11%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 44 (5.03%) Puppet
2 22 (2.51%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (2.17%) Nagios
4 13 (1.49%) ZABBIX
4 13 (1.49%) Vagrant
5 9 (1.03%) Cobbler
6 8 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (0.80%) collectd
7 7 (0.80%) Graphite
8 6 (0.69%) Kibana
8 6 (0.69%) Graylog2
8 6 (0.69%) Zenoss
8 6 (0.69%) Nessus
9 5 (0.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (0.34%) Cisco UCCE
10 3 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.23%) yum
11 2 (0.23%) SCCM
11 2 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
12 1 (0.11%) Control-M
Vendors
1 167 (19.09%) Oracle
2 111 (12.69%) Microsoft
3 33 (3.77%) VMware
4 28 (3.20%) Cisco
5 24 (2.74%) Salesforce.com
6 19 (2.17%) Sybase
6 19 (2.17%) Tableau
7 18 (2.06%) SAP
8 16 (1.83%) Splunk
8 16 (1.83%) Business Objects
8 16 (1.83%) Red Hat
9 14 (1.60%) Google
9 14 (1.60%) Perforce
10 13 (1.49%) Citrix
11 12 (1.37%) IBM
11 12 (1.37%) Juniper
12 10 (1.14%) HP
13 9 (1.03%) Lotus
13 9 (1.03%) Siebel
14 8 (0.91%) Teradata
City of London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent daily rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Rate: From £120 to £120 per day Fixed rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
OHO Group
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £454.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £600 - £750 per day + negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Churchill Frank
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £425 - 450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £475 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago