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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Computer Science (Computing Science)
UK
Rank 159 143 157
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +14
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 700 845 740
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.56% 1.69% 1.46%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.81% 5.12% 4.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 511 455
Median daily rate £470 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.58% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £275 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 26 31
Median hourly rate £43.75 £37.50 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +30.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £19.87 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.56 £67.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.75 £28.69
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +49.00%

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
14564 16503 16043
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.55% 33.08% 31.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 9291 10453 10094
Median daily rate £445 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.13% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 547 691 652
Median hourly rate £20.50 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.65% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.71 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.96% +22.85%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Computer Science as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the UK over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -20 661 £475 +6.14% 780
London -22 399 £538 +13.15% 405
South East -24 95 £350 - 117
City of London -11 66 £550 +15.78% 90
East of England +19 44 £350 +16.66% 92
West Midlands +21 39 £306 -21.47% 26
Cambridgeshire +8 26 £185 -43.07% 62
Scotland -2 25 £375 +17.18% 17
North West -9 21 £154 -65.83% 50
Hampshire +13 20 £338 - 29
Cambridge 0 20 £185 -43.07% 57
Berkshire -20 19 £325 -18.75% 32
Oxfordshire +4 18 £375 +7.14% 16
North East -10 16 £301 -15.14% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -10 16 £301 -15.14% 4
Tyne and Wear -11 16 £301 -15.14% 4
Edinburgh +31 14 £425 - 11
East Midlands +3 14 £338 -10.00% 23
South West -4 13 £410 +11.18% 38
Warwickshire - 13 £425 - 5
Yorkshire +14 12 £400 +14.28% 24
Canary Wharf +8 12 £500 -24.52%
Oxford +4 12 £500 +42.85% 12
Atherstone - 12 £438 -
Cheshire +17 10 £145 -70.70% 4
Bracknell +9 10 £329 +64.37% 4
Birmingham +7 10 £300 -45.45% 6
Surrey -13 10 £338 -0.73% 19
Hook +14 9 £345 +11.29% 1
West Yorkshire +11 8 £401 +14.42% 17

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 1249 (76.25%) Degree
2 604 (36.87%) Agile Software Development
3 436 (26.62%) Java
4 378 (23.08%) SQL
5 370 (22.59%) Finance
6 357 (21.79%) JavaScript
7 290 (17.70%) Python
8 282 (17.22%) HTML
9 281 (17.16%) Linux
10 277 (16.91%) Analytical Skills
11 268 (16.36%) Microsoft
12 257 (15.69%) Windows
13 254 (15.51%) Scrum
14 250 (15.26%) Software Engineering
15 232 (14.16%) C#
16 223 (13.61%) Mathematics
17 219 (13.37%) CSS
18 196 (11.97%) AngularJS
19 193 (11.78%) .NET
20 179 (10.93%) TDD
21 171 (10.44%) Oracle
22 159 (9.71%) OO
23 158 (9.65%) Open Source
24 155 (9.46%) Web Services
25 151 (9.22%) SQL Server
26 148 (9.04%) Banking
26 148 (9.04%) HTML5
26 148 (9.04%) Analytics
27 147 (8.97%) C++
28 144 (8.79%) XML

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 75 (4.58%) Apache Spark
2 65 (3.97%) Apache
3 56 (3.42%) OpenStack
4 50 (3.05%) MS Exchange
5 49 (2.99%) Confluence
5 49 (2.99%) Tomcat
6 47 (2.87%) JBoss
6 47 (2.87%) SharePoint
7 41 (2.50%) Skype for Business
8 37 (2.26%) IIS
9 36 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
9 36 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2010
10 29 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2013
11 28 (1.71%) Apache Pig
11 28 (1.71%) SAS
12 27 (1.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 25 (1.53%) CMS
14 24 (1.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 24 (1.47%) WebSphere
15 20 (1.22%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 143 (8.73%) MS Excel
2 45 (2.75%) MS Office
3 24 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
3 24 (1.47%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.73%) SPSS
5 8 (0.49%) MS Project
6 5 (0.31%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.31%) Weka
7 4 (0.24%) Doxygen
7 4 (0.24%) LaTeX
8 3 (0.18%) Stata
8 3 (0.18%) UserZoom
9 1 (0.061%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.061%) Mathematica
9 1 (0.061%) Simulink
9 1 (0.061%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 15 (0.92%) ION MarketView
2 4 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 4 (0.24%) MFGPRO
2 4 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.12%) HFM
3 2 (0.12%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.12%) OpenText MBPM
3 2 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (0.12%) Primavera
3 2 (0.12%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.12%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.12%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.12%) SAP MDM
3 2 (0.12%) SAP MM
3 2 (0.12%) SAP Retail
3 2 (0.12%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 107 (6.53%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (3.79%) Office 365
3 60 (3.66%) GitHub
3 60 (3.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 30 (1.83%) SaaS
5 25 (1.53%) Heroku
6 24 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
6 24 (1.47%) PaaS
7 11 (0.67%) Google Play
8 9 (0.55%) IaaS
9 8 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (0.49%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.31%) DigitalOcean
10 5 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.24%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 4 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.24%) Google Analytics
11 4 (0.24%) Route 53
12 3 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (0.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 73 (4.46%) Firewall
2 70 (4.27%) Internet
3 55 (3.36%) DNS
4 53 (3.24%) HTTP
5 52 (3.17%) TCP/IP
6 41 (2.50%) Skype
7 39 (2.38%) LAN
8 38 (2.32%) SSL
9 36 (2.20%) Network Security
10 35 (2.14%) Wireless
11 34 (2.08%) SAN
12 33 (2.01%) WAN
13 30 (1.83%) DHCP
14 27 (1.65%) LDAP
15 19 (1.16%) BIG-IP
16 17 (1.04%) NAS
17 16 (0.98%) VLAN
18 15 (0.92%) Kerberos
19 14 (0.85%) VPN
20 13 (0.79%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (9.22%) SQL Server
2 121 (7.39%) Big Data
3 116 (7.08%) Hadoop
4 96 (5.86%) MySQL
5 80 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
6 73 (4.46%) Relational Database
7 69 (4.21%) NoSQL
8 51 (3.11%) Apache Hive
9 50 (3.05%) PostgreSQL
10 45 (2.75%) MongoDB
11 32 (1.95%) BusinessObjects
11 32 (1.95%) QlikView
12 28 (1.71%) Data Mining
13 26 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 24 (1.47%) RDBMS
15 23 (1.40%) HBase
16 20 (1.22%) Oracle Database
16 20 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 18 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 16 (0.98%) Impala
Development Applications
1 124 (7.57%) Git (software)
2 98 (5.98%) Jenkins
3 91 (5.56%) JIRA
4 60 (3.66%) Maven
5 41 (2.50%) Visual Studio
6 36 (2.20%) Subversion
7 34 (2.08%) JUnit
7 34 (2.08%) Vagrant
8 33 (2.01%) Eclipse
9 30 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
10 25 (1.53%) Gradle
10 25 (1.53%) TeamCity
11 23 (1.40%) Selenium
12 20 (1.22%) Cucumber
13 17 (1.04%) IntelliJ
14 16 (0.98%) Ant
14 16 (0.98%) gulp
15 13 (0.79%) Bower
15 13 (0.79%) Hudson
15 13 (0.79%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 370 (22.59%) Finance
2 148 (9.04%) Banking
3 97 (5.92%) Telecoms
4 87 (5.31%) Retail
5 79 (4.82%) Marketing
6 53 (3.24%) Front Office
7 47 (2.87%) Investment Banking
8 42 (2.56%) Publishing
9 32 (1.95%) Games
10 31 (1.89%) Financial Institution
11 27 (1.65%) Legal
12 25 (1.53%) Electronics
12 25 (1.53%) Manufacturing
13 23 (1.40%) Back Office
14 22 (1.34%) French Language
15 16 (0.98%) German Language
16 15 (0.92%) Italian Language
17 14 (0.85%) Spanish Language
18 8 (0.49%) Advertising
18 8 (0.49%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 641 (39.13%) Developer
2 155 (9.46%) Analyst
3 148 (9.04%) Architect
4 139 (8.49%) Java Developer
5 82 (5.01%) JavaScript Developer
6 81 (4.95%) Consultant
7 69 (4.21%) Data Scientist
8 68 (4.15%) Senior Developer
9 62 (3.79%) C# Developer
9 62 (3.79%) Software Engineer
10 58 (3.54%) Python Developer
11 54 (3.30%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 52 (3.17%) .NET Developer
13 38 (2.32%) Software Developer
14 37 (2.26%) HTML Developer
15 33 (2.01%) C++ Developer
15 33 (2.01%) Full Stack Developer
16 31 (1.89%) Angular Developer
17 28 (1.71%) DevOps Engineer
17 28 (1.71%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 282 (17.22%) HTML
2 219 (13.37%) CSS
3 196 (11.97%) AngularJS
4 193 (11.78%) .NET
5 155 (9.46%) Web Services
6 148 (9.04%) HTML5
7 144 (8.79%) XML
8 142 (8.67%) REST
9 100 (6.11%) Spring
10 93 (5.68%) React
11 90 (5.49%) Node.js
12 85 (5.19%) CSS3
13 74 (4.52%) ASP.NET
14 73 (4.46%) RESTful
15 72 (4.40%) jQuery
16 66 (4.03%) JSON
17 60 (3.66%) Hibernate
18 59 (3.60%) J2EE
19 45 (2.75%) Java EE
20 44 (2.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 277 (16.91%) Analytical Skills
2 223 (13.61%) Mathematics
3 140 (8.55%) Management Information System
4 113 (6.90%) User Experience
5 99 (6.04%) Statistics
6 89 (5.43%) Visualisation
7 88 (5.37%) Algorithms
8 65 (3.97%) Virtual Team
9 64 (3.91%) Mobile App
10 56 (3.42%) Fixed Income
11 55 (3.36%) Data Centre
12 46 (2.81%) Physics
13 44 (2.69%) Enterprise Software
14 39 (2.38%) Data Structures
15 35 (2.14%) Derivative
15 35 (2.14%) Fintech
16 30 (1.83%) Artificial Intelligence
17 28 (1.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 24 (1.47%) Clustering
18 24 (1.47%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 281 (17.16%) Linux
2 257 (15.69%) Windows
3 118 (7.20%) Unix
4 85 (5.19%) Android
5 82 (5.01%) Windows Server
6 75 (4.58%) Apple iOS
7 61 (3.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 59 (3.60%) Windows Server 2008
9 33 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
10 26 (1.59%) Ubuntu
11 25 (1.53%) Solaris
12 19 (1.16%) CentOS
13 17 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 17 (1.04%) Windows 7
14 11 (0.67%) Windows Mobile
15 10 (0.61%) AIX
16 7 (0.43%) Mac OS X
16 7 (0.43%) Windows 10
17 6 (0.37%) Windows Phone
18 4 (0.24%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 604 (36.87%) Agile Software Development
2 254 (15.51%) Scrum
3 250 (15.26%) Software Engineering
4 179 (10.93%) TDD
5 159 (9.71%) OO
6 158 (9.65%) Open Source
7 148 (9.04%) Analytics
8 139 (8.49%) Project Management
9 137 (8.36%) ITIL
10 119 (7.26%) BDD
11 116 (7.08%) DevOps
12 115 (7.02%) Migration
13 107 (6.53%) Continuous Integration
14 104 (6.35%) Business Intelligence
15 95 (5.80%) MVC
16 89 (5.43%) Data Modelling
17 87 (5.31%) SDLC
18 86 (5.25%) Machine Learning
18 86 (5.25%) Web Development
19 80 (4.88%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 436 (26.62%) Java
2 378 (23.08%) SQL
3 357 (21.79%) JavaScript
4 290 (17.70%) Python
5 232 (14.16%) C#
6 147 (8.97%) C++
7 104 (6.35%) C
8 94 (5.74%) R
9 89 (5.43%) Scala
10 77 (4.70%) PHP
10 77 (4.70%) PowerShell
11 55 (3.36%) Perl
12 54 (3.30%) Ruby
13 39 (2.38%) PL/SQL
14 38 (2.32%) Shell Script
15 37 (2.26%) Bash Shell
16 27 (1.65%) Objective-C
16 27 (1.65%) T-SQL
16 27 (1.65%) TypeScript
17 22 (1.34%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1249 (76.25%) Degree
2 141 (8.61%) Security Cleared
3 103 (6.29%) SC Cleared
4 82 (5.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 74 (4.52%) PhD
6 54 (3.30%) MCSE
7 52 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
8 48 (2.93%) CISSP
9 41 (2.50%) CCNP
10 32 (1.95%) ISEB
11 24 (1.47%) CCIE
11 24 (1.47%) ISTQB
12 23 (1.40%) CCNA
13 21 (1.28%) MCP
14 20 (1.22%) RHCE
15 18 (1.10%) CCDP
15 18 (1.10%) JNCIA
16 17 (1.04%) CISM
16 17 (1.04%) DV Cleared
17 16 (0.98%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (5.25%) QA
2 30 (1.83%) SLA
3 26 (1.59%) PCI DSS
4 16 (0.98%) JSP 440
5 15 (0.92%) Data Quality
6 13 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
6 13 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 12 (0.73%) ISO 9001
7 12 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 11 (0.67%) Actionable Recommendations
9 7 (0.43%) HIPAA
9 7 (0.43%) PA-DSS
10 6 (0.37%) MiFID
10 6 (0.37%) SDET
11 4 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
12 3 (0.18%) HL7
12 3 (0.18%) ISO27002
12 3 (0.18%) TickIT
13 2 (0.12%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
13 2 (0.12%) PMBOK
System Software
1 126 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 61 (3.72%) Docker
3 58 (3.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 39 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
5 32 (1.95%) Hyper-V
6 28 (1.71%) HDFS
7 20 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
8 13 (0.79%) KVM
8 13 (0.79%) VMware ESX
9 12 (0.73%) XenServer
10 10 (0.61%) NFS
11 9 (0.55%) iptables
11 9 (0.55%) XenApp
12 8 (0.49%) VirtualBox
13 7 (0.43%) vSphere
14 6 (0.37%) Firmware
14 6 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
14 6 (0.37%) XenDesktop
15 4 (0.24%) BitLocker
16 3 (0.18%) LXC
Systems Management
1 52 (3.17%) Puppet
2 49 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
3 28 (1.71%) SCCM
4 18 (1.10%) Ansible
5 15 (0.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 14 (0.85%) FortiGate
6 14 (0.85%) Kibana
6 14 (0.85%) SCOM
7 13 (0.79%) AirWatch
7 13 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 12 (0.73%) logstash
9 10 (0.61%) Oozie
9 10 (0.61%) Tivoli
10 9 (0.55%) HAProxy
10 9 (0.55%) QRadar
11 7 (0.43%) Hadoop YARN
11 7 (0.43%) Mesos
11 7 (0.43%) Nagios
12 6 (0.37%) Netcool
12 6 (0.37%) Salt
Vendors
1 268 (16.36%) Microsoft
2 171 (10.44%) Oracle
3 92 (5.62%) HP
4 75 (4.58%) VMware
5 59 (3.60%) Cisco
6 45 (2.75%) Tableau
7 43 (2.63%) IBM
7 43 (2.63%) SAP
8 42 (2.56%) Adobe
9 34 (2.08%) Google
10 33 (2.01%) F5
10 33 (2.01%) Red Hat
11 32 (1.95%) Splunk
12 27 (1.65%) Atlassian
12 27 (1.65%) Juniper
12 27 (1.65%) Sybase
13 26 (1.59%) CheckPoint
13 26 (1.59%) Citrix
14 21 (1.28%) Fortinet
14 21 (1.28%) ION Trading
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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