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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 99 109 99
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -10
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 431 417 404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.06% 1.93% 2.06%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.80% 5.16% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 287 285
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £800 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 19 3
Average hourly rate £16.00 £35.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.28% +22.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +3.03%
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
7428 8074 7473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.46% 37.42% 38.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5129 5561 5281
Average daily rate £460 £450 £470
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% -4.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 163 149
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.00 £21.02
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +9.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.43 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £51.25 £47.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -12.50%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 +5 119 £475 - 92
Canary Wharf -9 5 £725 -9.37%
Uxbridge - 2 £279 - 1
Edgware - 1 £530 -
Enfield - 1 - -
Paddington - 1 - -
Ealing - 1 - -
Westminster - - - -
Hammersmith - - - - 2
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - - 3
Mayfair - - - -
Feltham - - - - 3
Hayes - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - - 1
Isleworth - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 3
New Malden - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 1
Teddington - - - -
Wembley - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Bromley - - - - 2
Chessington - - - - 1
Croydon - - - -
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 677 (78.81%) Degree
2 313 (36.44%) Java
3 270 (31.43%) Finance
4 264 (30.73%) Agile Software Development
5 239 (27.82%) SQL
6 190 (22.12%) C#
7 179 (20.84%) OO
8 171 (19.91%) Mathematics
9 166 (19.32%) Oracle
10 164 (19.09%) Web Services
11 163 (18.98%) Analytical Skills
12 159 (18.51%) Banking
13 156 (18.16%) .NET
14 150 (17.46%) Software Engineering
15 139 (16.18%) JavaScript
16 135 (15.72%) HTML
17 129 (15.02%) UNIX
18 124 (14.44%) Linux
19 120 (13.97%) C++
19 120 (13.97%) SQL Server
20 114 (13.27%) Data Modelling
21 110 (12.81%) Microsoft
22 101 (11.76%) ITIL
23 100 (11.64%) TDD
24 98 (11.41%) Python
25 97 (11.29%) Relational Database
26 96 (11.18%) XML
26 96 (11.18%) CSS
27 92 (10.71%) Scrum
28 91 (10.59%) MS Excel

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 47 (5.47%) Apache
2 35 (4.07%) SharePoint
3 32 (3.73%) Tomcat
4 30 (3.49%) SAS
5 25 (2.91%) Node.js
6 23 (2.68%) IIS
7 22 (2.56%) CMS
8 20 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
8 20 (2.33%) OpenStack
9 13 (1.51%) SharePoint 2013
10 12 (1.40%) WebLogic
11 11 (1.28%) JBoss
11 11 (1.28%) MS Exchange
11 11 (1.28%) Sitecore CMS
12 9 (1.05%) Jetty
12 9 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
12 9 (1.05%) Cloud Foundry
13 8 (0.93%) Apache Solr
14 7 (0.81%) Oracle Workflow
14 7 (0.81%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 91 (10.59%) MS Excel
2 49 (5.70%) MS Office
3 38 (4.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 36 (4.19%) MS Visio
5 11 (1.28%) MS Project
6 7 (0.81%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.47%) SPSS
9 3 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.12%) Final Cut Pro
10 1 (0.12%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 29 (3.38%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.81%) SAP CRM
3 6 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.47%) ION MarketView
4 4 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.47%) Tridion
5 3 (0.35%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.23%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.12%) SAP PM
7 1 (0.12%) RMDS
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.12%) Loan IQ
7 1 (0.12%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.12%) Cordys
7 1 (0.12%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 26 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.51%) PaaS
4 12 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (1.28%) GitHub
6 9 (1.05%) Heroku
6 9 (1.05%) Engine Yard
7 6 (0.70%) SaaS
7 6 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.58%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.47%) ElastiCache
9 4 (0.47%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 4 (0.47%) IaaS
9 4 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (0.35%) Office 365
10 3 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.23%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.12%) Force.com
12 1 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.12%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 51 (5.94%) HTTP
2 49 (5.70%) TCP/IP
3 30 (3.49%) Firewall
4 28 (3.26%) Internet
5 18 (2.10%) LAN
6 16 (1.86%) DNS
7 15 (1.75%) WAN
8 9 (1.05%) SSL
8 9 (1.05%) Intranet
9 8 (0.93%) VLAN
9 8 (0.93%) Network Security
9 8 (0.93%) Wireless
9 8 (0.93%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (0.58%) Kerberos
10 5 (0.58%) DHCP
10 5 (0.58%) SMTP
11 4 (0.47%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (0.47%) VPN
12 3 (0.35%) MPLS
12 3 (0.35%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (13.97%) SQL Server
2 97 (11.29%) Relational Database
3 53 (6.17%) RDBMS
4 51 (5.94%) Big Data
5 50 (5.82%) Data Warehouse
6 44 (5.12%) MySQL
7 38 (4.42%) Hadoop
8 36 (4.19%) NoSQL
9 35 (4.07%) MongoDB
10 32 (3.73%) Oracle Database
11 23 (2.68%) QlikView
12 21 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
13 18 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 17 (1.98%) DB2
14 17 (1.98%) Data Mining
14 17 (1.98%) Oracle Database 11g
15 12 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
15 12 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 11 (1.28%) MS Access
16 11 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 71 (8.27%) Subversion
2 68 (7.92%) Git (software)
3 51 (5.94%) Maven
4 46 (5.36%) JIRA
5 45 (5.24%) Jenkins
6 38 (4.42%) Visual Studio
7 35 (4.07%) JUnit
8 23 (2.68%) Ant
9 20 (2.33%) Selenium
9 20 (2.33%) Toad
10 18 (2.10%) Xcode
11 17 (1.98%) jMock
11 17 (1.98%) TeamCity
12 16 (1.86%) Cucumber
13 13 (1.51%) ClearQuest
14 11 (1.28%) ClearCase
15 10 (1.16%) Eclipse
15 10 (1.16%) NUnit
16 9 (1.05%) Hudson
16 9 (1.05%) MSBuild
General
1 270 (31.43%) Finance
2 159 (18.51%) Banking
3 85 (9.90%) Front Office
4 79 (9.20%) Investment Banking
5 44 (5.12%) Telecoms
6 35 (4.07%) Marketing
7 21 (2.44%) Financial Institution
8 19 (2.21%) Games
9 17 (1.98%) Retail
10 13 (1.51%) Legal
11 10 (1.16%) Publishing
12 8 (0.93%) Law
13 6 (0.70%) Electronics
14 4 (0.47%) German Language
14 4 (0.47%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.47%) General Ledger
14 4 (0.47%) Advertising
15 3 (0.35%) Back Office
15 3 (0.35%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 380 (44.24%) Developer
2 114 (13.27%) Java Developer
3 106 (12.34%) Analyst
4 66 (7.68%) Architect
5 51 (5.94%) Senior Developer
6 46 (5.36%) C# Developer
7 38 (4.42%) Business Analyst
8 32 (3.73%) Programmer
8 32 (3.73%) Solutions Architect
9 29 (3.38%) Consultant
10 27 (3.14%) Senior Java Developer
11 24 (2.79%) Author
11 24 (2.79%) Technical Author
12 23 (2.68%) Quantitative Developer
12 23 (2.68%) iOS Developer
13 22 (2.56%) Web Developer
13 22 (2.56%) DevOps Engineer
14 21 (2.44%) C++ Developer
15 20 (2.33%) Java Programmer
16 18 (2.10%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (19.09%) Web Services
2 156 (18.16%) .NET
3 135 (15.72%) HTML
4 96 (11.18%) XML
4 96 (11.18%) CSS
5 69 (8.03%) Spring
5 69 (8.03%) HTML5
6 68 (7.92%) JSON
7 61 (7.10%) REST
8 56 (6.52%) Hibernate
9 50 (5.82%) jQuery
10 48 (5.59%) .NET Framework
11 45 (5.24%) ASP.NET
12 42 (4.89%) J2EE
12 42 (4.89%) WPF
13 37 (4.31%) AngularJS
14 31 (3.61%) CSS3
14 31 (3.61%) WCF
15 30 (3.49%) RESTful
16 27 (3.14%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 171 (19.91%) Mathematics
2 163 (18.98%) Analytical Skills
3 75 (8.73%) Physics
4 57 (6.64%) Derivative
5 53 (6.17%) Data Structures
6 52 (6.05%) Management Information System
7 50 (5.82%) User Experience
8 44 (5.12%) Algorithms
9 43 (5.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 41 (4.77%) Enterprise Software
11 32 (3.73%) Open Source
12 27 (3.14%) Statistics
13 26 (3.03%) Credit Risk
14 24 (2.79%) Fixed Income
15 21 (2.44%) Mobile App
16 18 (2.10%) Visualisation
16 18 (2.10%) Equities
17 17 (1.98%) Economics
18 16 (1.86%) iPad
19 15 (1.75%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 129 (15.02%) UNIX
2 124 (14.44%) Linux
3 88 (10.24%) Windows
4 61 (7.10%) Apple iOS
5 40 (4.66%) Android
6 25 (2.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (2.21%) CentOS
8 17 (1.98%) Ubuntu
9 14 (1.63%) Solaris
9 14 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (1.16%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.70%) Windows XP
12 5 (0.58%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.47%) Debian
14 3 (0.35%) Windows NT
14 3 (0.35%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.23%) AIX
15 2 (0.23%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 264 (30.73%) Agile Software Development
2 179 (20.84%) OO
3 150 (17.46%) Software Engineering
4 114 (13.27%) Data Modelling
5 101 (11.76%) ITIL
6 100 (11.64%) TDD
7 92 (10.71%) Scrum
8 89 (10.36%) Analytics
9 86 (10.01%) Continuous Integration
10 67 (7.80%) Multithreading
11 60 (6.98%) MVC
12 57 (6.64%) Project Management
13 55 (6.40%) Low Latency
14 54 (6.29%) Service Delivery
15 52 (6.05%) Service Management
16 49 (5.70%) SOA
17 46 (5.36%) OOP
18 45 (5.24%) ETL
19 44 (5.12%) Business Intelligence
19 44 (5.12%) UML
Programming Languages
1 313 (36.44%) Java
2 239 (27.82%) SQL
3 190 (22.12%) C#
4 139 (16.18%) JavaScript
5 120 (13.97%) C++
6 98 (11.41%) Python
7 52 (6.05%) Perl
8 50 (5.82%) PHP
9 48 (5.59%) PL/SQL
10 42 (4.89%) Ruby
11 40 (4.66%) C
12 39 (4.54%) Scala
13 35 (4.07%) Shell Script
14 25 (2.91%) Bash Shell
15 22 (2.56%) Objective-C
16 21 (2.44%) T-SQL
17 16 (1.86%) Korn
18 15 (1.75%) VB
19 12 (1.40%) R
19 12 (1.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 677 (78.81%) Degree
2 29 (3.38%) Security Cleared
3 23 (2.68%) SC Cleared
4 21 (2.44%) CISSP
4 21 (2.44%) VCP4
5 18 (2.10%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (1.98%) ISEB
7 15 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
8 13 (1.51%) PhD
9 12 (1.40%) ISTQB
10 11 (1.28%) CISM
11 10 (1.16%) Oracle Certification
12 9 (1.05%) OCPJP
12 9 (1.05%) MBA
12 9 (1.05%) Sun Certification
13 8 (0.93%) MCSE
14 7 (0.81%) CISA
15 6 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 5 (0.58%) CEH
16 5 (0.58%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (6.75%) QA
2 26 (3.03%) SLA
3 9 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.93%) COBIT
5 3 (0.35%) EMIR
5 3 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.23%) PMBOK
6 2 (0.23%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.12%) BS7799
7 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.12%) Basel II
7 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.12%) COSO
7 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.12%) COREP
7 1 (0.12%) FINREP
System Software
1 27 (3.14%) Active Directory
2 20 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.75%) vSphere
4 10 (1.16%) vCloud
5 4 (0.47%) Varnish
5 4 (0.47%) ISA Server
6 3 (0.35%) Xen
7 2 (0.23%) Docker
7 2 (0.23%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.23%) XenApp
7 2 (0.23%) XenServer
7 2 (0.23%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.23%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.23%) Nmap
8 1 (0.12%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.12%) KVM
8 1 (0.12%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 40 (4.66%) Puppet
2 20 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (1.75%) Nagios
4 14 (1.63%) Vagrant
4 14 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
5 10 (1.16%) ZABBIX
6 9 (1.05%) Cobbler
7 7 (0.81%) collectd
8 5 (0.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 4 (0.47%) yum
10 3 (0.35%) Cisco UCCE
10 3 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (0.35%) Graphite
11 2 (0.23%) Kibana
11 2 (0.23%) Graylog
11 2 (0.23%) Zenoss
11 2 (0.23%) SCCM
11 2 (0.23%) BladeLogic
11 2 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.23%) Nessus
Vendors
1 166 (19.32%) Oracle
2 110 (12.81%) Microsoft
3 31 (3.61%) VMware
4 28 (3.26%) Salesforce.com
5 22 (2.56%) SAP
6 19 (2.21%) Tableau
7 18 (2.10%) Business Objects
8 17 (1.98%) HP
8 17 (1.98%) Sybase
9 16 (1.86%) Cisco
10 15 (1.75%) Adobe
10 15 (1.75%) Red Hat
10 15 (1.75%) Google
11 14 (1.63%) Citrix
12 13 (1.51%) Splunk
13 12 (1.40%) Sitecore
14 11 (1.28%) Perforce
15 9 (1.05%) Remedy
15 9 (1.05%) Siebel
15 9 (1.05%) Hortonworks
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 49 minutes ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Annapurna
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £450 - £500+ per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Risk Management Solutions
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Intelletect
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £600 - £800 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Explore Group
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £454.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
Intelletect
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North West London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £230.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £405 to £500 p/day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago