The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 30 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 180 154 151
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -3
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 707 801 729
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.24% 1.46% 1.43%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.92% 4.59% 4.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 506 394
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 30 37
Average hourly rate £28.60 £46.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.17% +42.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £12.40 £10.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.24 £71.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £47.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-34.21% +46.15%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
18056 17465 16882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.65% 31.94% 33.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 11374 10594 10000
Average daily rate £418 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 676 671 742
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -6.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.12 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.63% +5.57%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Computer Science
Daily Rate Trend

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

Computer Science Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Computer Science
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Science within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Computer Science Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Computer Science Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Science within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Computer Science Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Computer Science
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2015. 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
England -34 634 £425 +6.25% 802
London -39 363 £475 +8.57% 366
South East -20 111 £375 +17.18% 159
City of London -21 88 £500 +14.67% 96
North West -1 36 £365 -2.66% 32
Scotland -16 29 £390 -7.69% 33
East of England -16 28 £338 -15.62% 111
West Midlands +4 27 £394 +33.47% 23
Hampshire +10 26 £320 +10.34% 32
South West -2 26 £375 +7.14% 45
Berkshire -29 22 £500 +52.67% 32
Cheshire +4 19 £365 -26.26% 6
Oxfordshire -10 19 £450 +28.57% 14
Buckinghamshire +4 17 £388 +46.22% 11
East Midlands -4 16 £325 +19.26% 32
Milton Keynes +3 12 £388 +46.22% 8
West Sussex -2 12 £325 -21.21% 4
Yorkshire -32 12 £375 +36.36% 24
Edinburgh -6 11 £390 -13.33% 13
Cambridgeshire -12 11 £338 -14.28% 59
Bristol +2 10 £375 -16.66% 19
Surrey -8 10 £318 -0.78% 42
Oxford -9 10 £398 +13.57% 5
Manchester -10 10 £285 -18.57% 21
Knutsford - 10 £365 -
Reading -21 9 £558 +81.30% 22
Renfrewshire +7 8 £384 +9.64% 1
Warwickshire +6 8 £413 - 2
Hook +6 8 £424 +26.49%
Erskine +13 7 £384 +9.64% 1

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 1193 (82.39%) Degree
2 402 (27.76%) SQL
3 397 (27.42%) Java
4 376 (25.97%) Finance
5 365 (25.21%) Agile Software Development
6 261 (18.02%) JavaScript
7 241 (16.64%) Linux
8 212 (14.64%) Microsoft
9 211 (14.57%) C#
10 209 (14.43%) Analytical Skills
11 206 (14.23%) HTML
11 206 (14.23%) Oracle
12 203 (14.02%) .NET
13 199 (13.74%) SQL Server
14 198 (13.67%) Software Engineering
15 192 (13.26%) C++
16 188 (12.98%) UNIX
16 188 (12.98%) Windows
17 185 (12.78%) Web Services
18 170 (11.74%) Mathematics
19 164 (11.33%) OO
20 162 (11.19%) Banking
21 158 (10.91%) MS Excel
22 155 (10.70%) Python
23 149 (10.29%) CSS
24 145 (10.01%) Project Management
24 145 (10.01%) SDLC
25 143 (9.88%) XML
26 135 (9.32%) Analytics
27 129 (8.91%) ITIL

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 57 (3.94%) Apache
2 56 (3.87%) SharePoint
3 44 (3.04%) CMS
4 36 (2.49%) Tomcat
4 36 (2.49%) Node.js
5 32 (2.21%) SAS
6 30 (2.07%) IIS
7 25 (1.73%) Oracle Workflow
8 23 (1.59%) WebLogic
8 23 (1.59%) WebSphere
9 21 (1.45%) JBoss
9 21 (1.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 20 (1.38%) MS Exchange
11 12 (0.83%) OpenStack
12 9 (0.62%) Lync
13 8 (0.55%) Confluence
13 8 (0.55%) Apache Pig
13 8 (0.55%) CICS
13 8 (0.55%) Commerce Server
13 8 (0.55%) Drupal
Applications
1 158 (10.91%) MS Excel
2 78 (5.39%) MS Office
3 58 (4.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 41 (2.83%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.90%) SPSS
5 13 (0.90%) Photoshop
6 10 (0.69%) MS Project
7 9 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.21%) PowerPivot
8 3 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.14%) Doxygen
9 2 (0.14%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.14%) Maya
10 1 (0.069%) RoboHelp
10 1 (0.069%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.069%) Simulink
10 1 (0.069%) Stateflow
10 1 (0.069%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.069%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.069%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 16 (1.10%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (0.69%) Adobe Campaign
3 8 (0.55%) WebTrends
4 6 (0.41%) ION MarketView
5 5 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.28%) SAP MM
7 3 (0.21%) Tridion
7 3 (0.21%) SAP CRM
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.14%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.14%) Temenos T24
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.14%) Radian6
8 2 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.14%) MultiFonds
8 2 (0.14%) RMDS
8 2 (0.14%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 46 (3.18%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
3 15 (1.04%) Google Analytics
4 13 (0.90%) Amazon S3
4 13 (0.90%) SaaS
5 10 (0.69%) Heroku
5 10 (0.69%) Adobe Analytics
5 10 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
6 9 (0.62%) Office 365
6 9 (0.62%) GitHub
7 7 (0.48%) PaaS
7 7 (0.48%) Force.com
7 7 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (0.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 6 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.41%) IaaS
9 5 (0.35%) Google App Engine
10 4 (0.28%) Google Compute Engine
10 4 (0.28%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 62 (4.28%) Internet
2 55 (3.80%) TCP/IP
3 43 (2.97%) Firewall
4 36 (2.49%) DNS
5 30 (2.07%) DHCP
6 28 (1.93%) IPsec
7 25 (1.73%) VoIP
8 24 (1.66%) VPN
8 24 (1.66%) SAN
9 22 (1.52%) LDAP
9 22 (1.52%) LAN
10 20 (1.38%) HTTP
11 19 (1.31%) WAN
12 18 (1.24%) OSPF
12 18 (1.24%) Network Security
13 17 (1.17%) BGP
13 17 (1.17%) MPLS
13 17 (1.17%) Wireless
14 15 (1.04%) NAS
15 14 (0.97%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (13.74%) SQL Server
2 104 (7.18%) Relational Database
3 79 (5.46%) MySQL
4 77 (5.32%) Data Warehouse
5 60 (4.14%) Oracle Database
6 43 (2.97%) RDBMS
7 42 (2.90%) Big Data
8 33 (2.28%) SQL Server 2008
9 32 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 31 (2.14%) Oracle Database 11g
10 31 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
10 31 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 25 (1.73%) DB2
12 22 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
13 20 (1.38%) Hadoop
14 19 (1.31%) MongoDB
15 15 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 14 (0.97%) NoSQL
16 14 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
17 13 (0.90%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 73 (5.04%) Git (software)
2 60 (4.14%) Subversion
3 56 (3.87%) Maven
4 51 (3.52%) Visual Studio
5 44 (3.04%) JIRA
6 36 (2.49%) Jenkins
7 31 (2.14%) JUnit
8 28 (1.93%) Selenium
9 22 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
10 21 (1.45%) Ant
11 18 (1.24%) TeamCity
12 15 (1.04%) Hudson
13 14 (0.97%) Cucumber
14 13 (0.90%) WebDriver
14 13 (0.90%) Eclipse
15 9 (0.62%) jMock
15 9 (0.62%) Xcode
15 9 (0.62%) Grunt
16 8 (0.55%) NUnit
16 8 (0.55%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 376 (25.97%) Finance
2 162 (11.19%) Banking
3 98 (6.77%) Telecoms
4 77 (5.32%) Investment Banking
4 77 (5.32%) Marketing
5 73 (5.04%) Front Office
6 35 (2.42%) Games
7 33 (2.28%) Electronics
8 23 (1.59%) Financial Institution
9 22 (1.52%) Automotive
10 21 (1.45%) Back Office
11 20 (1.38%) Retail
12 18 (1.24%) Legal
13 10 (0.69%) Manufacturing
13 10 (0.69%) Aerospace
13 10 (0.69%) Publishing
14 7 (0.48%) German Language
14 7 (0.48%) Military
14 7 (0.48%) Advertising
14 7 (0.48%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 554 (38.26%) Developer
2 173 (11.95%) Analyst
3 126 (8.70%) Architect
4 108 (7.46%) Java Developer
5 73 (5.04%) Senior Developer
6 70 (4.83%) Software Engineer
7 46 (3.18%) Programmer
8 43 (2.97%) Business Analyst
9 40 (2.76%) Consultant
9 40 (2.76%) C++ Developer
9 40 (2.76%) C# Developer
10 38 (2.62%) iOS Developer
11 37 (2.56%) Software Developer
12 36 (2.49%) .NET Developer
13 32 (2.21%) Project Manager
14 30 (2.07%) Solutions Architect
15 28 (1.93%) Senior Java Developer
16 27 (1.86%) Web Developer
17 26 (1.80%) Technical Architect
18 25 (1.73%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 206 (14.23%) HTML
2 203 (14.02%) .NET
3 185 (12.78%) Web Services
4 149 (10.29%) CSS
5 143 (9.88%) XML
6 105 (7.25%) jQuery
7 90 (6.22%) REST
8 88 (6.08%) HTML5
9 83 (5.73%) ASP.NET
10 64 (4.42%) J2EE
11 61 (4.21%) AngularJS
12 58 (4.01%) JSON
13 53 (3.66%) SOAP
13 53 (3.66%) Spring
13 53 (3.66%) .NET Framework
14 52 (3.59%) RESTful
15 48 (3.31%) CSS3
16 40 (2.76%) Middleware
17 38 (2.62%) Ajax
18 32 (2.21%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 209 (14.43%) Analytical Skills
2 170 (11.74%) Mathematics
3 112 (7.73%) Management Information System
4 83 (5.73%) Physics
5 62 (4.28%) Mobile App
6 61 (4.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 59 (4.07%) Derivative
8 43 (2.97%) User Experience
9 42 (2.90%) Data Centre
10 41 (2.83%) Algorithms
11 38 (2.62%) Data Structures
12 37 (2.56%) Visualisation
13 36 (2.49%) Equities
14 35 (2.42%) Statistics
15 25 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
16 24 (1.66%) Data Integration
17 22 (1.52%) Economics
18 21 (1.45%) Fixed Income
18 21 (1.45%) iPhone
19 19 (1.31%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 241 (16.64%) Linux
2 188 (12.98%) UNIX
2 188 (12.98%) Windows
3 93 (6.42%) Apple iOS
4 72 (4.97%) Android
5 33 (2.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 21 (1.45%) Solaris
8 20 (1.38%) Windows 7
9 16 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (0.69%) Ubuntu
12 8 (0.55%) zOS
13 5 (0.35%) CentOS
13 5 (0.35%) Windows Phone
14 4 (0.28%) Embedded Linux
14 4 (0.28%) SUSE
14 4 (0.28%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.28%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.21%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 365 (25.21%) Agile Software Development
2 198 (13.67%) Software Engineering
3 164 (11.33%) OO
4 145 (10.01%) Project Management
4 145 (10.01%) SDLC
5 135 (9.32%) Analytics
6 129 (8.91%) ITIL
7 116 (8.01%) TDD
8 107 (7.39%) Scrum
9 92 (6.35%) Data Modelling
10 83 (5.73%) Multithreading
11 81 (5.59%) MVC
12 79 (5.46%) Continuous Integration
13 75 (5.18%) ETL
13 75 (5.18%) Web Development
14 71 (4.90%) Workflow
15 68 (4.70%) Migration
15 68 (4.70%) iOS Development
16 66 (4.56%) Open Source
17 65 (4.49%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 402 (27.76%) SQL
2 397 (27.42%) Java
3 261 (18.02%) JavaScript
4 211 (14.57%) C#
5 192 (13.26%) C++
6 155 (10.70%) Python
7 96 (6.63%) C
8 76 (5.25%) PHP
9 73 (5.04%) Perl
10 50 (3.45%) PowerShell
11 40 (2.76%) T-SQL
12 39 (2.69%) PL/SQL
13 36 (2.49%) Ruby
14 33 (2.28%) Objective-C
15 30 (2.07%) R
16 28 (1.93%) Shell Script
16 28 (1.93%) VBScript
17 23 (1.59%) VBA
18 19 (1.31%) VB
19 17 (1.17%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1193 (82.39%) Degree
2 88 (6.08%) Security Cleared
3 59 (4.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 52 (3.59%) SC Cleared
5 51 (3.52%) Cisco Certification
6 41 (2.83%) PMI Certification
7 40 (2.76%) PhD
8 35 (2.42%) MCSE
9 33 (2.28%) CCNP
10 27 (1.86%) PMP
11 25 (1.73%) ISEB
12 24 (1.66%) ISTQB
13 23 (1.59%) CISSP
14 22 (1.52%) CCIE
15 19 (1.31%) CCNA
16 17 (1.17%) MCP
17 15 (1.04%) HND
17 15 (1.04%) MCITP
18 13 (0.90%) MCSD
18 13 (0.90%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (5.25%) QA
2 26 (1.80%) SLA
3 12 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (0.83%) Data Quality
4 11 (0.76%) COBIT
5 8 (0.55%) JSP 440
6 6 (0.41%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.41%) EMIR
7 4 (0.28%) TickIT
8 3 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.21%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.21%) HL7
9 2 (0.14%) SNOMED CT
9 2 (0.14%) MiFID
9 2 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.14%) COREP
9 2 (0.14%) FINREP
9 2 (0.14%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.069%) WAI
10 1 (0.069%) Basel II
System Software
1 82 (5.66%) Active Directory
2 29 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.04%) Hyper-V
4 9 (0.62%) vSphere
5 8 (0.55%) VMware ESX
6 6 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (0.35%) XenApp
8 4 (0.28%) Varnish
8 4 (0.28%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.28%) Docker
9 3 (0.21%) vCloud
9 3 (0.21%) Snort
9 3 (0.21%) Xen
9 3 (0.21%) Firmware
10 2 (0.14%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.14%) NFS
10 2 (0.14%) Samba
10 2 (0.14%) Platform Symphony
10 2 (0.14%) KVM
Systems Management
1 22 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
1 22 (1.52%) Puppet
2 20 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (1.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 13 (0.90%) Tivoli
5 10 (0.69%) Netcool
6 8 (0.55%) SCCM
7 7 (0.48%) Vagrant
8 6 (0.41%) Ansible
9 5 (0.35%) OPNET
9 5 (0.35%) Nagios
10 4 (0.28%) yum
11 3 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
11 3 (0.21%) ITRS Geneos
11 3 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Management
11 3 (0.21%) Cisco UCCX
11 3 (0.21%) CFEngine
11 3 (0.21%) BladeLogic
11 3 (0.21%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.21%) SCOM
Vendors
1 212 (14.64%) Microsoft
2 206 (14.23%) Oracle
3 69 (4.77%) HP
4 57 (3.94%) Cisco
5 44 (3.04%) VMware
6 43 (2.97%) Google
7 37 (2.56%) Adobe
8 36 (2.49%) SAP
9 35 (2.42%) Citrix
10 32 (2.21%) Sybase
11 27 (1.86%) IBM
12 24 (1.66%) Remedy
13 21 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
14 20 (1.38%) Red Hat
14 20 (1.38%) Avaya
14 20 (1.38%) Genesys
15 18 (1.24%) Splunk
15 18 (1.24%) Tableau
16 17 (1.17%) BMC
17 16 (1.10%) Juniper
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