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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 109 107 127
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +20
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 422 442 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.90% 1.95% 1.64%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.45% 5.26% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 329 219
Average daily rate
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£456 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.38% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £325 £275
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 3 9 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 £32.50 £30.25
% change year-on-year
-3.26% +7.43%
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
7742 8397 8528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 34.93% 37.11% 38.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5353 5935 5878
Average daily rate £475 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £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 142 136 189
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.04 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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 22 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 22 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 22 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 -40 79 £500 +11.11% 106
Canary Wharf -7 11 £475 -40.62%
Uxbridge - 2 £279 -
Bromley +2 1 £225 -
Feltham - 1 £500 -
Ilford - 1 - -
Paddington - 1 £375 -
Hammersmith - 1 £475 -
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 685 (80.40%) Degree
2 300 (35.21%) Java
3 294 (34.51%) Finance
4 273 (32.04%) SQL
5 241 (28.29%) Agile Software Development
6 173 (20.31%) Oracle
7 169 (19.84%) C#
8 159 (18.66%) OO
9 156 (18.31%) Mathematics
10 152 (17.84%) Banking
11 150 (17.61%) UNIX
11 150 (17.61%) Web Services
12 139 (16.31%) .NET
13 138 (16.20%) Linux
14 137 (16.08%) JavaScript
15 132 (15.49%) Analytical Skills
16 124 (14.55%) SQL Server
17 122 (14.32%) Microsoft
18 119 (13.97%) Software Engineering
19 115 (13.50%) HTML
20 114 (13.38%) Python
21 104 (12.21%) Data Modelling
22 98 (11.50%) MS Excel
23 97 (11.38%) C++
24 95 (11.15%) ITIL
25 94 (11.03%) XML
26 87 (10.21%) TDD
26 87 (10.21%) Relational Database
27 86 (10.09%) Windows
28 83 (9.74%) CSS

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 45 (5.28%) Apache
2 35 (4.11%) SharePoint
3 32 (3.76%) SAS
4 30 (3.52%) Node.js
5 29 (3.40%) CMS
6 23 (2.70%) Tomcat
7 22 (2.58%) IIS
7 22 (2.58%) Oracle Workflow
8 15 (1.76%) WebLogic
9 14 (1.64%) MS Exchange
10 13 (1.53%) JBoss
11 12 (1.41%) OpenStack
11 12 (1.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 10 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
13 9 (1.06%) WebSphere
13 9 (1.06%) Drupal
14 8 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
15 7 (0.82%) Oracle Coherence
15 7 (0.82%) Sitecore CMS
15 7 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 98 (11.50%) MS Excel
2 51 (5.99%) MS Office
3 42 (4.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 38 (4.46%) MS Visio
5 11 (1.29%) MS Project
6 5 (0.59%) SPSS
7 4 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.47%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.23%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.12%) Maya
9 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 21 (2.46%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.59%) Adobe Campaign
3 5 (0.59%) WebTrends
4 4 (0.47%) ION MarketView
4 4 (0.47%) SAP CRM
4 4 (0.47%) Tridion
5 3 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.23%) SAP PM
6 2 (0.23%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.23%) Radian6
7 1 (0.12%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.12%) HFM
7 1 (0.12%) Loan IQ
7 1 (0.12%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 37 (4.34%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (1.06%) GitHub
4 8 (0.94%) Adobe Analytics
4 8 (0.94%) Amazon S3
4 8 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (0.82%) Google Analytics
5 7 (0.82%) Heroku
6 6 (0.70%) Force.com
7 5 (0.59%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 5 (0.59%) Google App Engine
7 5 (0.59%) SaaS
7 5 (0.59%) PaaS
8 4 (0.47%) Engine Yard
8 4 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.47%) Office 365
8 4 (0.47%) Google Compute Engine
9 3 (0.35%) Google Apps
9 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 44 (5.16%) HTTP
2 43 (5.05%) TCP/IP
3 31 (3.64%) Firewall
4 29 (3.40%) Internet
5 18 (2.11%) DNS
6 15 (1.76%) DHCP
7 12 (1.41%) LAN
8 10 (1.17%) WAN
8 10 (1.17%) SSL
9 9 (1.06%) Intranet
9 9 (1.06%) VPN
10 6 (0.70%) VLAN
10 6 (0.70%) VoIP
10 6 (0.70%) PBX
10 6 (0.70%) Bluetooth
11 5 (0.59%) Multicast
11 5 (0.59%) CTI
11 5 (0.59%) OSPF
11 5 (0.59%) BGP
11 5 (0.59%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (14.55%) SQL Server
2 87 (10.21%) Relational Database
3 59 (6.92%) Data Warehouse
4 56 (6.57%) MySQL
5 51 (5.99%) RDBMS
6 40 (4.69%) Oracle Database
6 40 (4.69%) Big Data
7 26 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 26 (3.05%) MongoDB
8 22 (2.58%) SQL Server 2012
9 21 (2.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 21 (2.46%) Hadoop
10 19 (2.23%) DB2
10 19 (2.23%) SQL Server 2008
11 18 (2.11%) Oracle Database 11g
12 15 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
12 15 (1.76%) QlikView
13 14 (1.64%) NoSQL
13 14 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 13 (1.53%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 64 (7.51%) Subversion
2 62 (7.28%) Maven
3 59 (6.92%) Git (software)
4 34 (3.99%) Jenkins
5 32 (3.76%) JUnit
6 30 (3.52%) JIRA
7 27 (3.17%) Visual Studio
8 24 (2.82%) Ant
9 20 (2.35%) Selenium
10 13 (1.53%) jMock
11 11 (1.29%) ClearQuest
11 11 (1.29%) Toad
11 11 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (1.29%) Cucumber
11 11 (1.29%) Hudson
12 10 (1.17%) WebDriver
12 10 (1.17%) TeamCity
13 9 (1.06%) ClearCase
13 9 (1.06%) Eclipse
13 9 (1.06%) Xcode
General
1 294 (34.51%) Finance
2 152 (17.84%) Banking
3 75 (8.80%) Investment Banking
4 65 (7.63%) Front Office
5 53 (6.22%) Telecoms
6 42 (4.93%) Marketing
7 20 (2.35%) Financial Institution
7 20 (2.35%) Games
8 15 (1.76%) Legal
9 10 (1.17%) Publishing
10 8 (0.94%) Electronics
10 8 (0.94%) Back Office
10 8 (0.94%) Automotive
11 6 (0.70%) Retail
12 5 (0.59%) Advertising
13 4 (0.47%) Spanish Language
13 4 (0.47%) German Language
14 3 (0.35%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.35%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.35%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 388 (45.54%) Developer
2 110 (12.91%) Analyst
3 103 (12.09%) Java Developer
4 66 (7.75%) Senior Developer
5 60 (7.04%) Architect
6 42 (4.93%) Programmer
7 37 (4.34%) Business Analyst
8 36 (4.23%) C# Developer
9 31 (3.64%) iOS Developer
9 31 (3.64%) Senior Java Developer
10 25 (2.93%) Author
10 25 (2.93%) Technical Author
11 24 (2.82%) Solutions Architect
12 22 (2.58%) Analyst Programmer
12 22 (2.58%) C++ Developer
13 21 (2.46%) Oracle Developer
13 21 (2.46%) Java Programmer
14 20 (2.35%) PHP Developer
15 19 (2.23%) Java Analyst Programmer
16 18 (2.11%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (17.61%) Web Services
2 139 (16.31%) .NET
3 115 (13.50%) HTML
4 94 (11.03%) XML
5 83 (9.74%) CSS
6 66 (7.75%) REST
7 58 (6.81%) Spring
8 56 (6.57%) jQuery
9 52 (6.10%) JSON
10 48 (5.63%) ASP.NET
11 47 (5.52%) HTML5
12 45 (5.28%) J2EE
13 42 (4.93%) Hibernate
13 42 (4.93%) RESTful
14 40 (4.69%) AngularJS
15 37 (4.34%) .NET Framework
16 32 (3.76%) WPF
17 29 (3.40%) FIX Protocol
18 24 (2.82%) SOAP
19 22 (2.58%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 156 (18.31%) Mathematics
2 132 (15.49%) Analytical Skills
3 68 (7.98%) Physics
4 64 (7.51%) Derivative
5 55 (6.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 47 (5.52%) Management Information System
7 39 (4.58%) User Experience
8 37 (4.34%) Open Source
8 37 (4.34%) Mobile App
9 33 (3.87%) Data Structures
10 32 (3.76%) Statistics
11 28 (3.29%) Algorithms
12 26 (3.05%) Equities
13 24 (2.82%) Visualisation
14 18 (2.11%) Equity Derivative
14 18 (2.11%) Fixed Income
14 18 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
15 14 (1.64%) Social Media
15 14 (1.64%) PMI
15 14 (1.64%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 150 (17.61%) UNIX
2 138 (16.20%) Linux
3 86 (10.09%) Windows
4 77 (9.04%) Apple iOS
5 55 (6.46%) Android
6 25 (2.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (1.41%) Solaris
9 11 (1.29%) Ubuntu
10 8 (0.94%) CentOS
10 8 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.82%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.35%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.35%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.35%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.23%) Debian
14 2 (0.23%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.23%) AIX
14 2 (0.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (28.29%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (18.66%) OO
3 119 (13.97%) Software Engineering
4 104 (12.21%) Data Modelling
5 95 (11.15%) ITIL
6 87 (10.21%) TDD
7 82 (9.62%) Scrum
8 77 (9.04%) Continuous Integration
9 74 (8.69%) Analytics
10 71 (8.33%) Project Management
11 65 (7.63%) Low Latency
12 59 (6.92%) Multithreading
13 58 (6.81%) ETL
13 58 (6.81%) MVC
14 57 (6.69%) Service Management
15 51 (5.99%) Web Development
15 51 (5.99%) iOS Development
16 49 (5.75%) Business Intelligence
17 45 (5.28%) Unit Testing
18 41 (4.81%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 300 (35.21%) Java
2 273 (32.04%) SQL
3 169 (19.84%) C#
4 137 (16.08%) JavaScript
5 114 (13.38%) Python
6 97 (11.38%) C++
7 60 (7.04%) PHP
8 48 (5.63%) Perl
9 42 (4.93%) PL/SQL
10 29 (3.40%) C
11 28 (3.29%) Shell Script
12 27 (3.17%) Ruby
13 26 (3.05%) Scala
14 20 (2.35%) Objective-C
15 17 (2.00%) R
16 13 (1.53%) T-SQL
17 11 (1.29%) Korn
17 11 (1.29%) Bash Shell
18 10 (1.17%) PHP5
19 9 (1.06%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 685 (80.40%) Degree
2 25 (2.93%) PhD
3 18 (2.11%) PMI Certification
4 17 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (2.00%) ISEB
4 17 (2.00%) ISTQB
5 15 (1.76%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (1.64%) Security Cleared
7 13 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
8 12 (1.41%) SC Cleared
9 10 (1.17%) MCSE
10 9 (1.06%) Sun Certification
10 9 (1.06%) Oracle Certification
10 9 (1.06%) OCPJP
11 8 (0.94%) CISSP
12 7 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 7 (0.82%) CCNP
12 7 (0.82%) CCNA
12 7 (0.82%) MBA
13 6 (0.70%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (6.22%) QA
2 12 (1.41%) SLA
3 8 (0.94%) COBIT
4 5 (0.59%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.47%) EMIR
6 2 (0.23%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.23%) COREP
6 2 (0.23%) FINREP
6 2 (0.23%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.12%) Basel II
7 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.12%) COSO
System Software
1 28 (3.29%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.94%) vSphere
4 5 (0.59%) Docker
4 5 (0.59%) Varnish
5 4 (0.47%) Xen
5 4 (0.47%) ISA Server
5 4 (0.47%) vCloud
6 2 (0.23%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.23%) HDFS
7 1 (0.12%) GridGain
7 1 (0.12%) KVM
7 1 (0.12%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.12%) Samba
7 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.12%) XenApp
7 1 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 17 (2.00%) Puppet
1 17 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (1.76%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (0.82%) Vagrant
4 5 (0.59%) yum
5 4 (0.47%) ZABBIX
5 4 (0.47%) OPNET
5 4 (0.47%) Nagios
5 4 (0.47%) Cobbler
5 4 (0.47%) Ansible
6 3 (0.35%) collectd
6 3 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (0.35%) Cisco UCCE
7 2 (0.23%) SCCM
7 2 (0.23%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.23%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (0.23%) ITRS Geneos
7 2 (0.23%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.12%) nmon
Vendors
1 173 (20.31%) Oracle
2 122 (14.32%) Microsoft
3 31 (3.64%) Salesforce.com
4 25 (2.93%) HP
5 23 (2.70%) Google
6 22 (2.58%) Cisco
7 18 (2.11%) Adobe
8 17 (2.00%) SAP
8 17 (2.00%) Tableau
9 16 (1.88%) VMware
9 16 (1.88%) Sybase
10 14 (1.64%) Splunk
11 12 (1.41%) Citrix
12 11 (1.29%) Business Objects
13 10 (1.17%) Juniper
14 9 (1.06%) BMC
14 9 (1.06%) Red Hat
14 9 (1.06%) Remedy
15 8 (0.94%) Sitecore
15 8 (0.94%) Zend
London
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, fantastic clients and company
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Salary: £Good market rates with longer term salary + share options
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cititec
Rate: COMPETITIVE
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £0.00 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Global Markets Recruitment
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Volt
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: Up to £500 per day up to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
X4 Group
Rate: £325 - 360 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 7 days ago