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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 107 106 130
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +24
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 464 525 423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.93% 2.09% 1.61%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.37% 5.56% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 363 233
Average daily rate
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£438 £445 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.57% +4.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 22
Average hourly rate £40.00 £28.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -25.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.78 £15.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £130.00 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £15.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+130.64% -58.10%
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
8635 9434 9726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.86% 37.64% 37.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5879 6529 6572
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 178 254
Average hourly rate £18.60 £19.50 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% -12.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.36 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.00 £41.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.53 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -36.36%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 17 September 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 -15 94 £431 +1.29% 112
Bromley - 5 £500 - 1
Hayes - 5 - - 3
Canary Wharf +12 4 £750 +94.80%
Docklands, London +8 2 £625 +13.63%
Southwark -2 1 - -
Uxbridge - 1 £140 - 2
Brentford - 1 £275 -
Wembley - - - - 1
West Drayton - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Hammersmith - - - - 1
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Ealing - - - - 1
Westminster - - - -
Chessington - - - - 1
Coulsdon - - - -
Croydon - - - - 1
Enfield - - - -
Greenford - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 1
Isleworth - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
New Malden - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - - 2
Twickenham - - - -
Upminster - - - -
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 685 (72.49%) Degree
2 333 (35.24%) Agile Software Development
3 311 (32.91%) Java
4 244 (25.82%) Finance
5 234 (24.76%) SQL
6 211 (22.33%) JavaScript
7 201 (21.27%) OO
8 179 (18.94%) Software Engineering
9 177 (18.73%) Banking
10 171 (18.10%) Linux
11 168 (17.78%) C#
12 163 (17.25%) HTML
13 159 (16.83%) Analytical Skills
14 144 (15.24%) TDD
15 143 (15.13%) C++
16 142 (15.03%) Front Office
17 136 (14.39%) Oracle
18 134 (14.18%) Windows
19 132 (13.97%) Mathematics
20 131 (13.86%) .NET
21 123 (13.02%) SQL Server
21 123 (13.02%) Investment Banking
22 122 (12.91%) Python
22 122 (12.91%) Scrum
23 110 (11.64%) CSS
24 103 (10.90%) Git (software)
25 101 (10.69%) UNIX
26 99 (10.48%) Microsoft
27 95 (10.05%) Web Services
27 95 (10.05%) HTML5

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 59 (6.24%) Apache
2 34 (3.60%) Node.js
3 30 (3.17%) SharePoint
4 26 (2.75%) Tomcat
5 19 (2.01%) CMS
6 18 (1.90%) IIS
7 17 (1.80%) OpenStack
8 14 (1.48%) SharePoint 2010
8 14 (1.48%) MS Exchange
9 13 (1.38%) Confluence
10 12 (1.27%) Jetty
11 11 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
11 11 (1.16%) Apache Pig
11 11 (1.16%) SAS
12 8 (0.85%) Joomla!
13 7 (0.74%) IBM Notes
14 6 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
14 6 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
15 5 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
15 5 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 73 (7.72%) MS Excel
2 28 (2.96%) MS Office
3 16 (1.69%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.06%) MS Project
5 8 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.74%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.32%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.21%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.21%) SPSS
8 2 (0.21%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.11%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.11%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 10 (1.06%) Cognos TM1
2 6 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (0.63%) Tridion
3 4 (0.42%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.32%) Magento
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.11%) SiteCatalyst
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.11%) Summit
6 1 (0.11%) RMDS
6 1 (0.11%) assyst
6 1 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.11%) osCommerce
6 1 (0.11%) Cordys
6 1 (0.11%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
1 13 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.06%) SaaS
3 8 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.74%) Amazon EMR
5 4 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.42%) GitHub
6 3 (0.32%) IaaS
6 3 (0.32%) PaaS
6 3 (0.32%) Force.com
7 2 (0.21%) Office 365
8 1 (0.11%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 38 (4.02%) HTTP
2 32 (3.39%) Internet
3 31 (3.28%) Firewall
4 27 (2.86%) TCP/IP
4 27 (2.86%) DNS
5 16 (1.69%) DHCP
6 15 (1.59%) Intranet
7 13 (1.38%) LDAP
7 13 (1.38%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (1.27%) FTP
8 12 (1.27%) SAN
9 10 (1.06%) Network Security
10 9 (0.95%) WAN
11 8 (0.85%) Intrusion Detection
12 7 (0.74%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (0.74%) VPN
12 7 (0.74%) LAN
12 7 (0.74%) Wireshark
12 7 (0.74%) NAS
13 6 (0.63%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (13.02%) SQL Server
2 68 (7.20%) Relational Database
3 60 (6.35%) MySQL
4 52 (5.50%) Big Data
5 44 (4.66%) NoSQL
6 41 (4.34%) Data Warehouse
7 38 (4.02%) Oracle Database
8 34 (3.60%) MongoDB
9 30 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 29 (3.07%) Apache Cassandra
10 29 (3.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 25 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
12 22 (2.33%) Hadoop
13 20 (2.12%) RDBMS
14 17 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 15 (1.59%) Data Mining
15 15 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
15 15 (1.59%) Apache Hive
16 14 (1.48%) Redis
17 12 (1.27%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 103 (10.90%) Git (software)
2 71 (7.51%) Subversion
3 56 (5.93%) JIRA
4 46 (4.87%) Maven
5 39 (4.13%) Selenium
6 36 (3.81%) Jenkins
7 34 (3.60%) Cucumber
8 28 (2.96%) TeamCity
9 24 (2.54%) WebDriver
10 20 (2.12%) Visual Studio
11 18 (1.90%) JUnit
12 17 (1.80%) Xcode
13 15 (1.59%) Mercurial
14 13 (1.38%) Jasmine
15 12 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
16 11 (1.16%) LoadRunner
17 10 (1.06%) Ant
18 9 (0.95%) Trac
18 9 (0.95%) JMeter
18 9 (0.95%) Mocha
General
1 244 (25.82%) Finance
2 177 (18.73%) Banking
3 142 (15.03%) Front Office
4 123 (13.02%) Investment Banking
5 31 (3.28%) Retail
6 30 (3.17%) Marketing
7 29 (3.07%) Telecoms
8 27 (2.86%) Electronics
9 19 (2.01%) Games
10 17 (1.80%) Financial Institution
11 14 (1.48%) Advertising
12 13 (1.38%) Publishing
12 13 (1.38%) Legal
12 13 (1.38%) Manufacturing
13 10 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
14 9 (0.95%) Billing
15 7 (0.74%) Back Office
15 7 (0.74%) French Language
16 3 (0.32%) iGaming
16 3 (0.32%) Law
Job Titles
1 496 (52.49%) Developer
2 106 (11.22%) Analyst
3 104 (11.01%) Java Developer
4 52 (5.50%) Senior Developer
5 40 (4.23%) Architect
5 40 (4.23%) Quantitative Developer
6 39 (4.13%) Software Engineer
7 37 (3.92%) C++ Developer
8 36 (3.81%) Consultant
9 33 (3.49%) C# Developer
9 33 (3.49%) Business Analyst
10 30 (3.17%) Junior
10 30 (3.17%) Front Office Developer
11 28 (2.96%) C++ Quantitative Developer
11 28 (2.96%) Tester
12 27 (2.86%) Scala Developer
13 26 (2.75%) Web Developer
14 24 (2.54%) iOS Developer
15 21 (2.22%) Project Manager
15 21 (2.22%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (17.25%) HTML
2 131 (13.86%) .NET
3 110 (11.64%) CSS
4 95 (10.05%) Web Services
4 95 (10.05%) HTML5
5 88 (9.31%) XML
6 63 (6.67%) JSON
7 60 (6.35%) Spring
8 57 (6.03%) ASP.NET
9 53 (5.61%) AngularJS
10 49 (5.19%) jQuery
11 41 (4.34%) REST
12 38 (4.02%) CSS3
13 37 (3.92%) Hibernate
14 33 (3.49%) Ajax
14 33 (3.49%) Backbone.js
15 29 (3.07%) WPF
16 28 (2.96%) RESTful
17 26 (2.75%) J2EE
18 20 (2.12%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 159 (16.83%) Analytical Skills
2 132 (13.97%) Mathematics
3 63 (6.67%) Open Source
4 59 (6.24%) Physics
5 58 (6.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 55 (5.82%) Management Information System
7 53 (5.61%) Derivative
8 49 (5.19%) User Experience
9 43 (4.55%) Mobile App
10 38 (4.02%) Equities
11 34 (3.60%) Fixed Income
12 28 (2.96%) Market Risk
13 25 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
14 24 (2.54%) iPad
15 23 (2.43%) Equity Derivative
16 22 (2.33%) iPhone
17 21 (2.22%) Visualisation
18 20 (2.12%) Data Integration
18 20 (2.12%) Economics
18 20 (2.12%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 171 (18.10%) Linux
2 134 (14.18%) Windows
3 101 (10.69%) UNIX
4 81 (8.57%) Apple iOS
5 58 (6.14%) Android
6 20 (2.12%) CentOS
7 14 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (1.48%) Ubuntu
8 11 (1.16%) Solaris
9 10 (1.06%) Mac OS X
10 9 (0.95%) Windows XP
11 8 (0.85%) Windows 7
11 8 (0.85%) Mac OS
11 8 (0.85%) AIX
12 7 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.63%) Windows Phone
14 4 (0.42%) Embedded Linux
14 4 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.42%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 333 (35.24%) Agile Software Development
2 201 (21.27%) OO
3 179 (18.94%) Software Engineering
4 144 (15.24%) TDD
5 122 (12.91%) Scrum
6 94 (9.95%) MVC
7 91 (9.63%) Analytics
8 83 (8.78%) BDD
9 75 (7.94%) Project Management
10 74 (7.83%) Continuous Integration
11 72 (7.62%) Multithreading
12 68 (7.20%) ITIL
13 67 (7.09%) OOP
14 63 (6.67%) Unit Testing
15 60 (6.35%) Risk Management
16 57 (6.03%) DevOps
17 54 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
18 53 (5.61%) E-Commerce
18 53 (5.61%) ETL
19 51 (5.40%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 311 (32.91%) Java
2 234 (24.76%) SQL
3 211 (22.33%) JavaScript
4 168 (17.78%) C#
5 143 (15.13%) C++
6 122 (12.91%) Python
7 61 (6.46%) C
8 56 (5.93%) Scala
8 56 (5.93%) Ruby
9 53 (5.61%) PHP
10 48 (5.08%) Perl
11 31 (3.28%) VBA
12 30 (3.17%) PL/SQL
13 26 (2.75%) Shell Script
13 26 (2.75%) Objective-C
14 24 (2.54%) T-SQL
15 20 (2.12%) PHP5
16 17 (1.80%) PowerShell
17 13 (1.38%) R
18 12 (1.27%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 685 (72.49%) Degree
2 39 (4.13%) ISEB
3 36 (3.81%) ISTQB
4 32 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 29 (3.07%) CISSP
6 27 (2.86%) Security Cleared
6 27 (2.86%) PhD
7 25 (2.65%) SC Cleared
8 17 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (1.69%) MCSE
10 15 (1.59%) CISM
11 14 (1.48%) MCSA
12 13 (1.38%) CISA
13 10 (1.06%) A+ Certification
13 10 (1.06%) CCNP
14 9 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 8 (0.85%) PMI Certification
16 7 (0.74%) PMP
16 7 (0.74%) MCP
16 7 (0.74%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (8.36%) QA
2 31 (3.28%) SLA
3 15 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.32%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.32%) COBIT
6 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 42 (4.44%) Active Directory
2 22 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.59%) vCloud
4 7 (0.74%) VMware ESX
5 5 (0.53%) Docker
5 5 (0.53%) Nmap
5 5 (0.53%) Snort
6 4 (0.42%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
6 4 (0.42%) NFS
7 3 (0.32%) ISA Server
7 3 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.32%) Varnish
7 3 (0.32%) vSphere
8 2 (0.21%) XenApp
8 2 (0.21%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.21%) Xen
8 2 (0.21%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.21%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 30 (3.17%) Puppet
2 22 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (2.01%) Nagios
4 17 (1.80%) ZABBIX
5 13 (1.38%) Kibana
5 13 (1.38%) Graylog2
5 13 (1.38%) Zenoss
6 8 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (0.74%) Capistrano
8 6 (0.63%) SCCM
8 6 (0.63%) ITRS Geneos
9 4 (0.42%) Nessus
10 3 (0.32%) Vagrant
10 3 (0.32%) Salt
10 3 (0.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (0.32%) ZENworks
10 3 (0.32%) Data Guard
10 3 (0.32%) Oracle Statspack
10 3 (0.32%) HP Data Protector
11 2 (0.21%) Oozie
Vendors
1 136 (14.39%) Oracle
2 99 (10.48%) Microsoft
3 32 (3.39%) Cisco
4 26 (2.75%) VMware
5 25 (2.65%) Perforce
5 25 (2.65%) HP
6 23 (2.43%) Sybase
6 23 (2.43%) Splunk
7 21 (2.22%) IBM
8 17 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
8 17 (1.80%) Google
9 14 (1.48%) Adobe
10 13 (1.38%) Cognos
11 12 (1.27%) Juniper
12 11 (1.16%) Red Hat
13 10 (1.06%) Zend
13 10 (1.06%) Teradata
13 10 (1.06%) SAP
13 10 (1.06%) Informatica
13 10 (1.06%) Citrix
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Square One Resources
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £750 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
EarthStream Global
Rate: From £550 to £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ITF Solutions
Rate: £35000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £280.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £325.00 - £359.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Truphone
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago