The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 16 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 Oxfordshire 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 36 51 42
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -9
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 15 1 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.75% 0.22% 2.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 16.48% 1.33% 13.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 10
Average daily rate £375 - £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £334
% change year-on-year
- -2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £19.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £33.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%
Miscellaneous Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
91 75 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 16.70% 16.30% 15.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 38 45
Average daily rate £350 £350 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £275 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £348
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 20
Average hourly rate £28.50 £17.50 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.85% -21.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.87 £17.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £23.07 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -10.00%
Computer Science
South East

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Computer Science
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Computer Science Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Computer Science Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Computer Science
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Oxford - 7 £450 - 9
Wallingford - 1 - -
Banbury - 1 - -
Bicester - - - -
Henley-on-Thames - - - -
Abingdon - - - -
Computer Science
South East

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 25 (75.76%) Degree
2 10 (30.30%) C#
3 8 (24.24%) JavaScript
4 6 (18.18%) MySQL
4 6 (18.18%) Software Engineering
5 5 (15.15%) Physics
5 5 (15.15%) C++
5 5 (15.15%) HTML
5 5 (15.15%) Java
5 5 (15.15%) .NET
5 5 (15.15%) Web Services
5 5 (15.15%) HTTP
6 4 (12.12%) Project Management
6 4 (12.12%) Bugzilla
6 4 (12.12%) Information Security
6 4 (12.12%) ISEB
6 4 (12.12%) E-Commerce
6 4 (12.12%) Linux
6 4 (12.12%) Computer Security
6 4 (12.12%) WebDriver
6 4 (12.12%) KnockoutJS
6 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (12.12%) Retail
6 4 (12.12%) JIRA
6 4 (12.12%) Selenium
6 4 (12.12%) FitNesse
6 4 (12.12%) ISTQB
7 3 (9.09%) Informatics
7 3 (9.09%) Mathematics
7 3 (9.09%) Photography

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 3 (9.09%) ColdFusion
1 3 (9.09%) Moodle
1 3 (9.09%) Sakai Project
2 2 (6.06%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.03%) Apache
3 1 (3.03%) Drupal
3 1 (3.03%) Apache Solr
3 1 (3.03%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Photoshop
1 1 (3.03%) Fireworks
1 1 (3.03%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) MySQL
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) RDBMS
2 3 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) JIRA
1 4 (12.12%) Selenium
1 4 (12.12%) FitNesse
1 4 (12.12%) Bugzilla
1 4 (12.12%) WebDriver
2 3 (9.09%) NUnit
2 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.06%) TeamCity
4 1 (3.03%) Xcode
General
1 4 (12.12%) Retail
2 3 (9.09%) Multimedia
3 1 (3.03%) Electronics
3 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.03%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (39.39%) Developer
2 7 (21.21%) Software Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Software Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Tester
4 4 (12.12%) Software Tester
4 4 (12.12%) IT Security Officer
4 4 (12.12%) Security Officer
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Administrator
5 3 (9.09%) ColdFusion Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Software Developer
5 3 (9.09%) QA Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Quality Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) C++ Software Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) SharePoint Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Software Quality Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) iPad Programmer
7 1 (3.03%) iOS Developer
7 1 (3.03%) PHP LAMP Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Junior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) HTML
1 5 (15.15%) .NET
1 5 (15.15%) Web Services
2 4 (12.12%) KnockoutJS
3 3 (9.09%) SOAP
3 3 (9.09%) XML
3 3 (9.09%) Ajax
4 2 (6.06%) HTML5
5 1 (3.03%) CSS3
5 1 (3.03%) Backbone.js
5 1 (3.03%) jQuery
5 1 (3.03%) LAMP
5 1 (3.03%) CSS
5 1 (3.03%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Physics
2 3 (9.09%) Biology
2 3 (9.09%) Photography
2 3 (9.09%) Informatics
2 3 (9.09%) Mathematics
2 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.09%) E-Learning
2 3 (9.09%) Learning Management System
2 3 (9.09%) Visualisation
3 1 (3.03%) iPad
3 1 (3.03%) Economics
3 1 (3.03%) Device Driver
3 1 (3.03%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Linux
2 2 (6.06%) Windows
3 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.18%) Software Engineering
2 4 (12.12%) Computer Security
2 4 (12.12%) Project Management
2 4 (12.12%) E-Commerce
2 4 (12.12%) Information Security
2 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (9.09%) Web Design
3 3 (9.09%) Scrum
3 3 (9.09%) UML
3 3 (9.09%) CRM
3 3 (9.09%) Test Automation
3 3 (9.09%) Waterfall
3 3 (9.09%) Software Testing
3 3 (9.09%) Data Analysis
3 3 (9.09%) Bioinformatics
4 2 (6.06%) OO
4 2 (6.06%) OOD
4 2 (6.06%) Workflow
4 2 (6.06%) Information Management
5 1 (3.03%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 10 (30.30%) C#
2 8 (24.24%) JavaScript
3 5 (15.15%) C++
3 5 (15.15%) Java
4 3 (9.09%) PHP
5 2 (6.06%) SQL
5 2 (6.06%) Python
6 1 (3.03%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 25 (75.76%) Degree
2 4 (12.12%) ISEB
2 4 (12.12%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.06%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) BS25999
2 1 (3.03%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) HP
1 3 (9.09%) Saba
1 3 (9.09%) Capita
1 3 (9.09%) Blackboard
2 2 (6.06%) Perforce
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.03%) Adobe