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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 104 101 130
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +29
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 480 531 399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.97% 2.12% 1.53%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.47% 6.58% 4.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 358 223
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 25
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £31.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+53.22% -17.33%
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
7423 8071 8221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.51% 32.26% 31.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4929 5559 5615
Average daily rate £450 £460 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% -3.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £629 £629 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 173 220
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -10.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £13.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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
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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 -24 91 £425 -10.52% 130
Docklands, London +10 8 £625 +25.00%
Canary Wharf +9 7 £550 +7.52% 1
Hayes - 5 - -
Bromley - 4 £500 - 4
Uxbridge - 1 £140 - 1
Brentford - 1 £275 -
Wembley - - - - 1
West Drayton - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Hammersmith - - - - 1
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Greenford - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 1
Isleworth - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
New Malden - - - -
South Croydon - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - - 1
Teddington - - - - 3
Twickenham - - - -
Upminster - - - -
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 669 (72.48%) Degree
2 302 (32.72%) Java
3 248 (26.87%) Finance
4 236 (25.57%) SQL
5 203 (21.99%) Agile Software Development
6 200 (21.67%) JavaScript
7 192 (20.80%) OO
8 179 (19.39%) Software Engineering
9 170 (18.42%) Linux
10 167 (18.09%) Banking
11 158 (17.12%) C#
12 157 (17.01%) HTML
13 139 (15.06%) C++
14 138 (14.95%) Oracle
14 138 (14.95%) Windows
15 130 (14.08%) Front Office
16 129 (13.98%) TDD
17 128 (13.87%) SQL Server
18 122 (13.22%) Python
19 119 (12.89%) Mathematics
20 117 (12.68%) .NET
20 117 (12.68%) Scrum
21 115 (12.46%) Investment Banking
22 105 (11.38%) CSS
23 104 (11.27%) Git (software)
24 101 (10.94%) Microsoft
25 96 (10.40%) UNIX
26 94 (10.18%) Analytics
27 92 (9.97%) HTML5
28 89 (9.64%) QA

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 54 (5.85%) Apache
2 32 (3.47%) Node.js
3 27 (2.93%) SharePoint
4 20 (2.17%) CMS
4 20 (2.17%) Tomcat
5 16 (1.73%) IIS
6 15 (1.63%) OpenStack
7 13 (1.41%) Confluence
7 13 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
7 13 (1.41%) MS Exchange
8 12 (1.30%) Apache Pig
8 12 (1.30%) SAS
9 10 (1.08%) Jetty
10 8 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (0.87%) Joomla!
11 7 (0.76%) IBM Notes
12 5 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (0.54%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 72 (7.80%) MS Excel
2 29 (3.14%) MS Office
3 14 (1.52%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.19%) MS Project
5 9 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.76%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.33%) SPSS
8 3 (0.33%) PowerPivot
9 2 (0.22%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.11%) Final Cut Pro
10 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.11%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 11 (1.19%) Cognos TM1
2 8 (0.87%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (0.65%) Tridion
4 4 (0.43%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.22%) Magento
7 1 (0.11%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.11%) osCommerce
7 1 (0.11%) RMDS
7 1 (0.11%) assyst
7 1 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.11%) Summit
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.11%) SiteCatalyst
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.87%) SaaS
4 7 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.76%) Amazon EMR
5 3 (0.33%) Force.com
5 3 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.11%) PaaS
6 1 (0.11%) Office 365
6 1 (0.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (4.12%) HTTP
2 31 (3.36%) Firewall
3 29 (3.14%) Internet
4 26 (2.82%) DNS
5 20 (2.17%) TCP/IP
6 16 (1.73%) Intranet
7 15 (1.63%) DHCP
7 15 (1.63%) SAN
8 12 (1.30%) FTP
8 12 (1.30%) LDAP
8 12 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (1.08%) Network Security
10 9 (0.98%) VPN
10 9 (0.98%) WAN
11 8 (0.87%) NAS
12 7 (0.76%) Wireshark
12 7 (0.76%) LAN
12 7 (0.76%) Cisco Nexus
13 6 (0.65%) Fibre Channel
13 6 (0.65%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (13.87%) SQL Server
2 67 (7.26%) Relational Database
3 60 (6.50%) MySQL
4 55 (5.96%) Big Data
5 50 (5.42%) Data Warehouse
6 46 (4.98%) Oracle Database
7 40 (4.33%) NoSQL
8 35 (3.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 34 (3.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 33 (3.58%) MongoDB
11 28 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
12 27 (2.93%) Apache Cassandra
13 23 (2.49%) Hadoop
14 22 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 22 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
15 19 (2.06%) RDBMS
16 16 (1.73%) Apache Hive
17 15 (1.63%) Data Mining
18 14 (1.52%) Redis
19 13 (1.41%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 104 (11.27%) Git (software)
2 72 (7.80%) Subversion
3 51 (5.53%) JIRA
4 42 (4.55%) Selenium
5 41 (4.44%) Maven
6 36 (3.90%) Jenkins
7 34 (3.68%) Cucumber
8 31 (3.36%) WebDriver
9 27 (2.93%) TeamCity
10 20 (2.17%) Visual Studio
11 15 (1.63%) Mercurial
12 14 (1.52%) Xcode
13 13 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
14 12 (1.30%) Jasmine
14 12 (1.30%) JUnit
14 12 (1.30%) JMeter
15 10 (1.08%) LoadRunner
16 9 (0.98%) Trac
17 8 (0.87%) Redmine
17 8 (0.87%) FogBugz
General
1 248 (26.87%) Finance
2 167 (18.09%) Banking
3 130 (14.08%) Front Office
4 115 (12.46%) Investment Banking
5 41 (4.44%) Retail
6 32 (3.47%) Telecoms
7 28 (3.03%) Electronics
8 27 (2.93%) Marketing
9 20 (2.17%) Games
10 14 (1.52%) Financial Institution
10 14 (1.52%) Advertising
11 13 (1.41%) Publishing
12 12 (1.30%) Manufacturing
13 11 (1.19%) Legal
14 10 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
14 10 (1.08%) Billing
15 8 (0.87%) Back Office
16 7 (0.76%) French Language
17 3 (0.33%) iGaming
18 2 (0.22%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 475 (51.46%) Developer
2 105 (11.38%) Analyst
3 89 (9.64%) Java Developer
4 46 (4.98%) Senior Developer
5 39 (4.23%) Quantitative Developer
6 38 (4.12%) Architect
7 36 (3.90%) Business Analyst
7 36 (3.90%) C++ Developer
7 36 (3.90%) Software Engineer
8 31 (3.36%) Tester
8 31 (3.36%) Consultant
9 30 (3.25%) C++ Quantitative Developer
10 29 (3.14%) Junior
11 28 (3.03%) Front Office Developer
12 27 (2.93%) C# Developer
12 27 (2.93%) Web Developer
13 26 (2.82%) Scala Developer
14 23 (2.49%) SQL Developer
15 21 (2.28%) Front-End Developer
15 21 (2.28%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (17.01%) HTML
2 117 (12.68%) .NET
3 105 (11.38%) CSS
4 92 (9.97%) HTML5
5 88 (9.53%) XML
6 84 (9.10%) Web Services
7 61 (6.61%) JSON
8 52 (5.63%) ASP.NET
9 51 (5.53%) Spring
10 50 (5.42%) jQuery
11 48 (5.20%) AngularJS
12 40 (4.33%) REST
13 38 (4.12%) CSS3
14 34 (3.68%) Backbone.js
15 29 (3.14%) Hibernate
15 29 (3.14%) Ajax
16 27 (2.93%) J2EE
16 27 (2.93%) RESTful
17 26 (2.82%) WPF
18 19 (2.06%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 119 (12.89%) Mathematics
2 57 (6.18%) Open Source
3 55 (5.96%) Physics
4 53 (5.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 50 (5.42%) Derivative
6 46 (4.98%) Management Information System
7 44 (4.77%) Mobile App
8 42 (4.55%) Equities
9 35 (3.79%) Fixed Income
10 26 (2.82%) Market Risk
11 23 (2.49%) iPad
12 22 (2.38%) Equity Derivative
13 21 (2.28%) iPhone
13 21 (2.28%) Visualisation
14 20 (2.17%) Blackberry
14 20 (2.17%) Data Integration
14 20 (2.17%) Economics
15 18 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
15 18 (1.95%) Embedded Systems
16 16 (1.73%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 170 (18.42%) Linux
2 138 (14.95%) Windows
3 96 (10.40%) UNIX
4 79 (8.56%) Apple iOS
5 58 (6.28%) Android
6 18 (1.95%) CentOS
7 15 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (1.30%) Ubuntu
9 11 (1.19%) Solaris
10 10 (1.08%) Mac OS X
11 9 (0.98%) Windows XP
12 8 (0.87%) AIX
12 8 (0.87%) Windows 7
12 8 (0.87%) Mac OS
13 7 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (0.65%) Windows Phone
15 5 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (0.54%) Windows 2000
16 4 (0.43%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (21.99%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (20.80%) OO
3 179 (19.39%) Software Engineering
4 129 (13.98%) TDD
5 117 (12.68%) Scrum
6 94 (10.18%) Analytics
7 85 (9.21%) MVC
8 81 (8.78%) Project Management
9 73 (7.91%) BDD
10 67 (7.26%) Continuous Integration
11 63 (6.83%) Multithreading
12 61 (6.61%) ETL
12 61 (6.61%) OOP
12 61 (6.61%) Business Intelligence
13 60 (6.50%) Unit Testing
14 59 (6.39%) E-Commerce
15 56 (6.07%) ITIL
16 55 (5.96%) Risk Management
17 51 (5.53%) Data Modelling
18 48 (5.20%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 302 (32.72%) Java
2 236 (25.57%) SQL
3 200 (21.67%) JavaScript
4 158 (17.12%) C#
5 139 (15.06%) C++
6 122 (13.22%) Python
7 59 (6.39%) C
8 55 (5.96%) Ruby
9 54 (5.85%) Scala
10 53 (5.74%) PHP
11 48 (5.20%) Perl
12 32 (3.47%) PL/SQL
13 29 (3.14%) VBA
14 27 (2.93%) Shell Script
15 26 (2.82%) T-SQL
16 22 (2.38%) Objective-C
17 19 (2.06%) PHP5
18 13 (1.41%) PowerShell
18 13 (1.41%) R
19 12 (1.30%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 669 (72.48%) Degree
2 49 (5.31%) ISEB
3 46 (4.98%) ISTQB
4 30 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 29 (3.14%) PhD
6 24 (2.60%) CISSP
6 24 (2.60%) Security Cleared
7 22 (2.38%) SC Cleared
8 18 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (1.63%) MCSE
10 14 (1.52%) MCSA
11 13 (1.41%) CISM
12 12 (1.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 11 (1.19%) CISA
13 11 (1.19%) CCNP
14 10 (1.08%) A+ Certification
15 9 (0.98%) PMI Certification
16 8 (0.87%) PMP
17 7 (0.76%) MCP
18 6 (0.65%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (9.64%) QA
2 28 (3.03%) SLA
3 11 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.33%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.11%) COBIT
System Software
1 42 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 22 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.41%) vCloud
4 9 (0.98%) VMware ESX
5 5 (0.54%) Nmap
5 5 (0.54%) Snort
5 5 (0.54%) NFS
6 4 (0.43%) Docker
6 4 (0.43%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (0.33%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.33%) Varnish
7 3 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.33%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.22%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.22%) HDFS
8 2 (0.22%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.22%) Xen
8 2 (0.22%) vSphere
9 1 (0.11%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 26 (2.82%) Puppet
2 20 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (1.73%) Nagios
4 15 (1.63%) ZABBIX
5 11 (1.19%) Zenoss
5 11 (1.19%) Kibana
5 11 (1.19%) Graylog2
6 7 (0.76%) Capistrano
6 7 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (0.65%) ITRS Geneos
8 5 (0.54%) SCCM
9 4 (0.43%) Nessus
10 3 (0.33%) Data Guard
10 3 (0.33%) HP Data Protector
10 3 (0.33%) Oracle Statspack
10 3 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (0.33%) ZENworks
10 3 (0.33%) Salt
11 2 (0.22%) Oozie
11 2 (0.22%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 138 (14.95%) Oracle
2 101 (10.94%) Microsoft
3 32 (3.47%) Cisco
4 26 (2.82%) VMware
5 25 (2.71%) HP
6 22 (2.38%) Perforce
6 22 (2.38%) Sybase
7 21 (2.28%) Splunk
8 19 (2.06%) IBM
9 17 (1.84%) Salesforce.com
10 15 (1.63%) Google
10 15 (1.63%) Adobe
11 14 (1.52%) Cognos
12 11 (1.19%) Zend
12 11 (1.19%) Red Hat
13 10 (1.08%) SAP
13 10 (1.08%) Informatica
13 10 (1.08%) Juniper
13 10 (1.08%) Teradata
14 9 (0.98%) Citrix
London
Red Sofa London
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £100 - £105 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £20000 to £24000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £80 to £110 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £150.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £125 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hudson
Salary: excellent benefits including final salary Pension
Posted: 7 days ago
City, London
Swan It Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Bromley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £12.00 - £16.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Bromley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago