The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Middlesex region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 27 22 32
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +10
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 2 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 0.80% 2.50% 0.88%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.70% 9.62% 4.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate £475 £615 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.76% +64.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £334
% change year-on-year
- -2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £38.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £32.25 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+5.42% +4.03%
Miscellaneous Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
54 52 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 21.60% 26.00% 20.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 22 35
Average daily rate £460 £450 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +34.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £615 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 11
Average hourly rate £25.25 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.45 £20.60 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.05 £40.00 £42.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.96 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.30% -12.16%
Computer Science
South East

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the Middlesex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Computer Science
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Computer Science across the Middlesex region.

Computer Science Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the Middlesex region.

Computer Science Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 8 (100.00%) Degree
2 7 (87.50%) Java
3 6 (75.00%) C
3 6 (75.00%) C++
4 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (50.00%) Mathematics
4 4 (50.00%) Linux
4 4 (50.00%) Electronics
4 4 (50.00%) Android
5 3 (37.50%) Multithreading
5 3 (37.50%) Embedded Software Development
5 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Marketing
6 2 (25.00%) Project Planning
6 2 (25.00%) Windows
6 2 (25.00%) MATLAB
6 2 (25.00%) OpenCV
6 2 (25.00%) Open Source
6 2 (25.00%) Video Processing
6 2 (25.00%) Android NDK
7 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 1 (12.50%) Qt
7 1 (12.50%) System Testing
7 1 (12.50%) FMCG
7 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (12.50%) GLSL
7 1 (12.50%) OpenGL ES
7 1 (12.50%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (12.50%) Android Development
7 1 (12.50%) Animation

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) NFC
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Subversion
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 4 (50.00%) Electronics
2 2 (25.00%) Marketing
3 1 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (12.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Development Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Graphics Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Android Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) OpenCV
1 2 (25.00%) Android NDK
2 1 (12.50%) OpenGL ES
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) OpenGL
2 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
2 1 (12.50%) WPF
2 1 (12.50%) Silverlight
2 1 (12.50%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (25.00%) Open Source
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (12.50%) Physics
3 1 (12.50%) FMCG
3 1 (12.50%) Handset
3 1 (12.50%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (12.50%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
1 4 (50.00%) Android
2 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Multithreading
2 3 (37.50%) Embedded Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Video Processing
3 2 (25.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 1 (12.50%) UML
4 1 (12.50%) B2B
4 1 (12.50%) BPR
4 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Android Development
4 1 (12.50%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) Java
2 6 (75.00%) C
2 6 (75.00%) C++
3 2 (25.00%) MATLAB
4 1 (12.50%) GLSL
4 1 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Perforce