The first 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 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.

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 156 154 188
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +34
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 752 652 590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.33% 1.36% 0.97%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.26% 5.33% 3.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 366 322
Average daily rate £410 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £236 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £334
% change year-on-year
- -2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 42 49
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.25 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% +2.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.21 £12.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £32.25 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+5.42% +4.03%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14301 12230 14881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.38% 25.59% 24.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8825 7369 8656
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 571 628 770
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.96 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.30% -12.16%

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 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
England +5 690 £425 +6.25% 907
London +12 465 £450 +5.88% 380
City of London +23 162 £450 -10.00% 129
South East +10 99 £328 +6.93% 169
Scotland -3 37 £300 +20.00% 34
Berkshire +4 34 £295 -1.66% 53
North West -2 31 £510 +45.71% 50
Reading +11 27 £283 -43.50% 36
South West -23 25 £315 +31.25% 86
Yorkshire -6 22 £300 - 20
East of England -36 20 £415 +3.75% 125
Surrey -12 17 £295 +24.21% 31
Oxfordshire +13 15 £375 - 19
Canary Wharf +33 14 £800 -
Glasgow +11 14 £325 +62.50% 12
West Yorkshire -22 13 £300 - 12
Aberdeen +18 10 - - 4
Manchester -6 10 £365 +10.18% 29
Cheshire -7 10 £510 +308.00% 14
Hampshire -11 10 £350 -4.43% 24
Lancashire -11 10 £700 - 1
East Midlands -13 10 £223 -40.66% 33
Leeds -15 10 £300 - 11
Wiltshire -20 10 £285 +18.75% 13
West Midlands -24 10 £435 +148.57% 31
Edinburgh -17 9 £235 -16.62% 15
Cambridgeshire -18 9 £365 -2.66% 81
Docklands, London +4 7 £450 -10.00%
Northern Ireland -2 7 £188 -42.30% 5
Cambridge -2 7 £288 -25.56% 70

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 1070 (72.74%) Degree
2 419 (28.48%) Java
3 337 (22.91%) SQL
4 335 (22.77%) JavaScript
5 301 (20.46%) HTML
6 277 (18.83%) Finance
7 259 (17.61%) C#
8 257 (17.47%) .NET
8 257 (17.47%) CSS
9 244 (16.59%) Agile Software Development
10 242 (16.45%) OO
11 227 (15.43%) Software Engineering
12 221 (15.02%) Microsoft
13 216 (14.68%) Linux
14 206 (14.00%) SQL Server
15 203 (13.80%) C++
16 201 (13.66%) Windows
17 183 (12.44%) Oracle
18 159 (10.81%) jQuery
19 152 (10.33%) TDD
20 149 (10.13%) UNIX
21 142 (9.65%) Web Services
22 140 (9.52%) MVC
23 137 (9.31%) Python
23 137 (9.31%) MS Excel
24 136 (9.25%) Mathematics
25 132 (8.97%) Scrum
26 130 (8.84%) Project Management
27 127 (8.63%) XML
28 126 (8.57%) Banking

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 59 (4.01%) Apache
1 59 (4.01%) SharePoint
2 54 (3.67%) Node.js
3 38 (2.58%) IIS
4 31 (2.11%) CMS
5 27 (1.84%) Tomcat
6 20 (1.36%) SAS
6 20 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
7 19 (1.29%) MS Exchange
8 17 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
9 16 (1.09%) WebLogic
10 14 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
10 14 (0.95%) Apache Pig
11 13 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
11 13 (0.88%) Drupal
12 12 (0.82%) SharePoint Server
13 11 (0.75%) WebSphere
14 10 (0.68%) Adobe CQ
15 9 (0.61%) Joomla!
16 8 (0.54%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 137 (9.31%) MS Excel
2 54 (3.67%) MS Office
3 21 (1.43%) MS Visio
3 21 (1.43%) Photoshop
4 20 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (0.54%) MS Project
6 7 (0.48%) Fireworks
6 7 (0.48%) SPSS
7 6 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.14%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.14%) Mingle
8 2 (0.14%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.14%) QuarkXPress
8 2 (0.14%) FreeHand
9 1 (0.068%) CorelDRAW
9 1 (0.068%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 9 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
1 9 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.41%) Agresso
3 5 (0.34%) Google Analytics
4 4 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.27%) Magento
4 4 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.14%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 21 (1.43%) SaaS
2 20 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
3 17 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (0.54%) Heroku
5 7 (0.48%) Office 365
6 4 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.14%) PaaS
7 2 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.14%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.068%) Force.com
8 1 (0.068%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.068%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (4.15%) Internet
2 40 (2.72%) HTTP
3 32 (2.18%) TCP/IP
4 30 (2.04%) Firewall
5 23 (1.56%) SAN
6 20 (1.36%) VPN
6 20 (1.36%) DNS
6 20 (1.36%) LDAP
7 18 (1.22%) Intranet
8 14 (0.95%) Wireless
9 12 (0.82%) Network Security
10 11 (0.75%) LAN
11 10 (0.68%) VoIP
11 10 (0.68%) WAN
12 9 (0.61%) IPsec
13 8 (0.54%) NFC
14 7 (0.48%) DHCP
14 7 (0.48%) SSL
15 6 (0.41%) SMTP
15 6 (0.41%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 206 (14.00%) SQL Server
2 113 (7.68%) MySQL
3 102 (6.93%) Relational Database
4 69 (4.69%) NoSQL
4 69 (4.69%) MongoDB
5 62 (4.21%) Oracle Database
6 57 (3.87%) RDBMS
6 57 (3.87%) Data Warehouse
7 55 (3.74%) SQL Server 2008
8 49 (3.33%) Big Data
9 45 (3.06%) Hadoop
10 35 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
11 28 (1.90%) Data Mining
12 27 (1.84%) Apache Cassandra
13 25 (1.70%) Oracle Reports
14 24 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
14 24 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 24 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 23 (1.56%) Apache Hive
15 23 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 86 (5.85%) Git (software)
2 67 (4.55%) Selenium
3 58 (3.94%) Subversion
4 45 (3.06%) Visual Studio
5 39 (2.65%) Maven
6 38 (2.58%) Jenkins
7 35 (2.38%) Cucumber
8 34 (2.31%) WebDriver
8 34 (2.31%) JIRA
9 25 (1.70%) JUnit
10 22 (1.50%) PowerDesigner
11 21 (1.43%) TeamCity
12 20 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
13 16 (1.09%) Hudson
13 16 (1.09%) LoadRunner
14 15 (1.02%) Eclipse
15 13 (0.88%) JMeter
16 11 (0.75%) QuickTest Pro
16 11 (0.75%) RSpec
17 9 (0.61%) Ant
General
1 277 (18.83%) Finance
2 126 (8.57%) Banking
3 88 (5.98%) Front Office
4 69 (4.69%) Investment Banking
5 66 (4.49%) Electronics
6 60 (4.08%) Games
7 57 (3.87%) Telecoms
8 43 (2.92%) Marketing
8 43 (2.92%) Retail
9 37 (2.52%) Pharmaceutical
10 30 (2.04%) Manufacturing
11 28 (1.90%) Publishing
12 27 (1.84%) Financial Institution
13 13 (0.88%) Back Office
14 12 (0.82%) Legal
14 12 (0.82%) Multimedia
15 9 (0.61%) French Language
16 8 (0.54%) Billing
16 8 (0.54%) Advertising
17 7 (0.48%) German Language
Job Titles
1 636 (43.24%) Developer
2 123 (8.36%) Analyst
3 99 (6.73%) Architect
4 85 (5.78%) Software Engineer
4 85 (5.78%) Java Developer
5 66 (4.49%) Web Developer
6 54 (3.67%) Senior Developer
7 52 (3.54%) C++ Developer
8 47 (3.20%) C# Developer
9 44 (2.99%) Consultant
10 41 (2.79%) Junior
10 41 (2.79%) Front-End Developer
11 38 (2.58%) .NET Developer
11 38 (2.58%) PHP Developer
12 37 (2.52%) Tester
13 36 (2.45%) Test Analyst
14 34 (2.31%) Software Developer
14 34 (2.31%) Project Manager
14 34 (2.31%) Business Analyst
15 28 (1.90%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 301 (20.46%) HTML
2 257 (17.47%) .NET
2 257 (17.47%) CSS
3 159 (10.81%) jQuery
4 142 (9.65%) Web Services
5 127 (8.63%) XML
6 124 (8.43%) HTML5
7 102 (6.93%) ASP.NET
8 77 (5.23%) CSS3
9 76 (5.17%) Spring
10 63 (4.28%) Ajax
10 63 (4.28%) Backbone.js
11 59 (4.01%) REST
12 58 (3.94%) .NET Framework
13 56 (3.81%) Middleware
14 55 (3.74%) ASP.NET MVC
15 53 (3.60%) JSON
16 50 (3.40%) J2EE
17 48 (3.26%) SOAP
18 45 (3.06%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 136 (9.25%) Mathematics
2 97 (6.59%) Physics
3 93 (6.32%) Management Information System
4 80 (5.44%) Open Source
5 73 (4.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 53 (3.60%) Derivative
7 45 (3.06%) Equities
8 42 (2.86%) Mobile App
9 38 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
10 37 (2.52%) Statistics
11 31 (2.11%) Fixed Income
12 26 (1.77%) Pharmacovigilance
12 26 (1.77%) Visualisation
13 22 (1.50%) Machine Learning
13 22 (1.50%) Embedded Systems
13 22 (1.50%) Social Media
14 20 (1.36%) Blackberry
15 17 (1.16%) 3D Graphics
16 16 (1.09%) Client/Server
16 16 (1.09%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 216 (14.68%) Linux
2 201 (13.66%) Windows
3 149 (10.13%) UNIX
4 72 (4.89%) Android
5 48 (3.26%) Apple iOS
6 30 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (1.43%) Windows 7
8 17 (1.16%) Solaris
9 16 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (0.75%) Windows XP
12 9 (0.61%) AIX
13 8 (0.54%) Mac OS X
13 8 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (0.41%) CentOS
14 6 (0.41%) bada
15 5 (0.34%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.34%) BlackBerry OS
15 5 (0.34%) Embedded Linux
15 5 (0.34%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (16.59%) Agile Software Development
2 242 (16.45%) OO
3 227 (15.43%) Software Engineering
4 152 (10.33%) TDD
5 140 (9.52%) MVC
6 132 (8.97%) Scrum
7 130 (8.84%) Project Management
8 114 (7.75%) Web Development
9 93 (6.32%) Multithreading
10 85 (5.78%) Unit Testing
11 82 (5.57%) OOP
12 80 (5.44%) E-Commerce
12 80 (5.44%) Data Modelling
13 76 (5.17%) ITIL
13 76 (5.17%) Analytics
14 63 (4.28%) Business Intelligence
15 62 (4.21%) Continuous Integration
16 60 (4.08%) UML
17 58 (3.94%) ETL
17 58 (3.94%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 419 (28.48%) Java
2 337 (22.91%) SQL
3 335 (22.77%) JavaScript
4 259 (17.61%) C#
5 203 (13.80%) C++
6 137 (9.31%) Python
7 112 (7.61%) PHP
8 90 (6.12%) Ruby
9 88 (5.98%) C
10 77 (5.23%) Perl
11 60 (4.08%) Scala
12 49 (3.33%) T-SQL
13 36 (2.45%) PL/SQL
14 26 (1.77%) VB.NET
15 22 (1.50%) PowerShell
15 22 (1.50%) R
16 18 (1.22%) Shell Script
17 16 (1.09%) VB
18 15 (1.02%) MATLAB
19 13 (0.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1070 (72.74%) Degree
2 74 (5.03%) ISEB
3 61 (4.15%) Security Cleared
4 52 (3.54%) ISTQB
5 50 (3.40%) SC Cleared
6 42 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
7 33 (2.24%) PhD
8 27 (1.84%) CISSP
9 21 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
9 21 (1.43%) MCSE
9 21 (1.43%) CISA
10 16 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 15 (1.02%) CISM
11 15 (1.02%) MCSD
12 14 (0.95%) HND
12 14 (0.95%) DV Cleared
13 13 (0.88%) APMP
13 13 (0.88%) CCNP
14 12 (0.82%) CCNA
14 12 (0.82%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (5.44%) QA
2 35 (2.38%) SLA
3 9 (0.61%) ISO 9001
4 8 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (0.48%) BS7799
6 6 (0.41%) TickIT
6 6 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
8 4 (0.27%) DO-178B
8 4 (0.27%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.20%) HL7
9 3 (0.20%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.14%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.14%) BS25999
10 2 (0.14%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.068%) COBIT
11 1 (0.068%) GxP
11 1 (0.068%) Section 508
11 1 (0.068%) EMIR
11 1 (0.068%) CRD IV
System Software
1 37 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (2.04%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.82%) VMware ESX
4 8 (0.54%) KVM
5 7 (0.48%) Xen
6 6 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (0.41%) Varnish
7 4 (0.27%) Apache Flume
7 4 (0.27%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.20%) NFS
8 3 (0.20%) vSphere
8 3 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.14%) XenServer
9 2 (0.14%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.14%) Samba
10 1 (0.068%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.068%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 19 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (0.88%) Puppet
2 13 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (0.41%) SCCM
4 5 (0.34%) MOM
4 5 (0.34%) Nagios
4 5 (0.34%) ITRS Geneos
5 4 (0.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (0.27%) HAProxy
5 4 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.20%) SCOM
6 3 (0.20%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (0.20%) Data Guard
6 3 (0.20%) Oracle Identity Management
6 3 (0.20%) Oozie
7 2 (0.14%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 2 (0.14%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.14%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 221 (15.02%) Microsoft
2 183 (12.44%) Oracle
3 41 (2.79%) HP
3 41 (2.79%) VMware
4 28 (1.90%) Cisco
5 24 (1.63%) Adobe
6 23 (1.56%) Sybase
7 21 (1.43%) Google
8 19 (1.29%) Zend
8 19 (1.29%) Red Hat
8 19 (1.29%) Remedy
9 18 (1.22%) Informatica
10 17 (1.16%) Bloomberg
10 17 (1.16%) Facebook
11 16 (1.09%) Citrix
12 15 (1.02%) SAP
12 15 (1.02%) Splunk
13 14 (0.95%) Twitter
13 14 (0.95%) Sun
14 13 (0.88%) Business Objects
South Croydon, Surrey
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Rate: From £200 to £220 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cheshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day excellent day rates
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Expand Research LLP
Rate: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £475 per day excellent salary or rate
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Certes Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Propel
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Pertemps IT
Rate: All inclusive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £420.00 - £430.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £375-£400 p/day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Experis IT
Rate: £275.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Apollo Solutions
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £425 to £475 per day - dependant upon experience
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: From £400 to £400 per day
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Rate: £468.00 - £490.00 per day
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Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
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E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Posted: 6 days ago
London
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Rate: £450 - £500 p/day
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