The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 66 58 51
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -7
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 5 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.64% 0.27% 0.99%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.95% 1.18% 3.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£368 £88 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+320.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £11.50 - £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -38.68%
Computer Science
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region.

Miscellaneous Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
256 169 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 32.78% 23.15% 27.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 90 52
Average daily rate £333 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £221 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 10
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.80 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Computer Science
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Computer Science Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Computer Science Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 17 (94.44%) Degree
2 9 (50.00%) Incident Management
3 5 (27.78%) C#
3 5 (27.78%) SQL
3 5 (27.78%) .NET
3 5 (27.78%) Java
3 5 (27.78%) XML
3 5 (27.78%) Finance
4 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 3 (16.67%) WatiN
4 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 3 (16.67%) HP
4 3 (16.67%) HND
4 3 (16.67%) PL/SQL
4 3 (16.67%) Workflow
4 3 (16.67%) Telerik
4 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 3 (16.67%) JIRA
4 3 (16.67%) QA
4 3 (16.67%) Selenium
5 2 (11.11%) LINQ
5 2 (11.11%) JSON
5 2 (11.11%) Web Development
5 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
5 2 (11.11%) MVC
5 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.11%) IIS
5 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 2 (11.11%) IIS
2 1 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Staffware
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Network Security
1 1 (5.56%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) WatiN
1 3 (16.67%) JIRA
1 3 (16.67%) Selenium
2 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Analyst
2 8 (44.44%) Service Analyst
2 8 (44.44%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Tester
3 3 (16.67%) Developer
4 2 (11.11%) QA Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Software Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Front-End Web Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Incident Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Software Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Deployment Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) .NET
1 5 (27.78%) XML
2 2 (11.11%) LINQ
2 2 (11.11%) JSON
2 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
2 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET
2 2 (11.11%) CSS
2 2 (11.11%) HTML
2 2 (11.11%) XSL
2 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (11.11%) jQuery
2 2 (11.11%) REST
3 1 (5.56%) MSMQ
3 1 (5.56%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.56%) Data Integration
1 1 (5.56%) Mainframe
1 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) zOS
1 1 (5.56%) UNIX
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 3 (16.67%) Workflow
2 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
2 3 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 2 (11.11%) Web Development
3 2 (11.11%) MVC
3 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.56%) Demand Forecasting
4 1 (5.56%) Coaching
4 1 (5.56%) OWASP
4 1 (5.56%) Time Management
4 1 (5.56%) QMS
4 1 (5.56%) Security Architecture
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL
4 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.56%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) C#
1 5 (27.78%) SQL
1 5 (27.78%) Java
2 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 3 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.56%) Perl
3 1 (5.56%) C
3 1 (5.56%) C++
3 1 (5.56%) Python
3 1 (5.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (94.44%) Degree
2 3 (16.67%) HND
3 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) HL7
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) HP
1 3 (16.67%) Telerik
2 1 (5.56%) Cognizant
2 1 (5.56%) ILOG
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft