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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 170 154 158
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +4
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 735 737 646
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.32% 1.35% 1.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.34% 4.36% 4.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 462 349
Average daily rate
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£408 £415 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.80% +10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £700 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £324 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.91% -0.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 35 36
Average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +22.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £12.21 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.37 £71.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £35.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.05% +30.00%

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
16926 16915 15102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.33% 31.05% 31.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 10398 10470 9012
Average daily rate £425 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 646 656 657
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.91 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +4.65%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 1 May 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 -10 676 £413 -2.94% 784
London -12 416 £475 +5.55% 363
South East +16 129 £350 +6.87% 152
City of London -48 79 £450 - 114
Berkshire +2 39 £400 +30.61% 48
North West -15 34 £400 -19.79% 44
Scotland -2 31 £349 +16.33% 35
Hampshire +21 30 £341 -2.64% 21
South West +9 29 £375 +25.00% 39
West Midlands -6 22 £316 -33.48% 30
Reading -9 21 £400 +30.61% 38
Buckinghamshire +2 20 £325 -27.77% 6
East of England +6 19 £319 -10.83% 96
Milton Keynes +5 17 £310 -31.11% 3
Cheshire +3 17 £413 +3.12% 14
Hook +12 16 £333 -4.78%
Manchester -7 15 £375 +7.14% 25
Bristol +15 13 £450 +5.88% 18
Renfrewshire +11 13 £348 +18.48% 2
Erskine +10 13 £348 +18.48%
Surrey -2 11 £338 +17.39% 32
Kent - 11 - - 5
Cambridgeshire +4 9 £300 +4.34% 63
Canary Wharf -9 9 £513 -35.93%
Staffordshire -7 8 £379 +2.36% 3
Oxfordshire -23 8 £313 -16.66% 24
Tyne and Wear +11 7 £374 - 13
Warwickshire +3 7 £425 - 4
North East +2 7 £374 - 13
Cambridge -1 7 £300 +4.34% 59

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 1222 (82.51%) Degree
2 441 (29.78%) Java
3 428 (28.90%) SQL
4 381 (25.73%) Agile Software Development
5 368 (24.85%) Finance
6 278 (18.77%) JavaScript
7 268 (18.10%) HTML
8 247 (16.68%) C#
9 242 (16.34%) Web Services
10 240 (16.21%) Oracle
11 238 (16.07%) .NET
12 229 (15.46%) Linux
13 228 (15.40%) OO
14 224 (15.12%) Microsoft
15 216 (14.58%) Software Engineering
16 211 (14.25%) Analytical Skills
17 201 (13.57%) SQL Server
18 199 (13.44%) Mathematics
19 195 (13.17%) CSS
20 191 (12.90%) UNIX
21 189 (12.76%) Windows
22 188 (12.69%) Banking
23 180 (12.15%) XML
24 170 (11.48%) MS Excel
25 157 (10.60%) ITIL
26 156 (10.53%) C++
27 150 (10.13%) TDD
28 149 (10.06%) Project Management
29 141 (9.52%) Data Modelling
30 140 (9.45%) Python

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 62 (4.19%) SharePoint
2 51 (3.44%) Apache
3 44 (2.97%) Tomcat
4 42 (2.84%) SAS
5 41 (2.77%) IIS
6 34 (2.30%) Node.js
6 34 (2.30%) CMS
7 29 (1.96%) WebLogic
7 29 (1.96%) JBoss
8 27 (1.82%) MS Exchange
9 23 (1.55%) Oracle Workflow
9 23 (1.55%) WebSphere
10 18 (1.22%) OpenStack
11 16 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
12 15 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
12 15 (1.01%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 13 (0.88%) Drupal
14 12 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
14 12 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
15 9 (0.61%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 170 (11.48%) MS Excel
2 79 (5.33%) MS Office
3 63 (4.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 58 (3.92%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.88%) MS Project
6 11 (0.74%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.41%) SPSS
8 5 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.20%) PowerPivot
10 3 (0.20%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.14%) Mathematica
12 1 (0.068%) Mingle
12 1 (0.068%) TargetLink
12 1 (0.068%) RoboHelp
12 1 (0.068%) Simulink
12 1 (0.068%) Stateflow
12 1 (0.068%) ArcInfo
12 1 (0.068%) Maya
Business Applications
1 26 (1.76%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.54%) Summit
3 8 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.34%) Adobe Campaign
4 5 (0.34%) SAP ERP
4 5 (0.34%) WebTrends
4 5 (0.34%) SAP CRM
5 4 (0.27%) Tridion
5 4 (0.27%) ION MarketView
5 4 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.20%) SAP MM
6 3 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.14%) SAP PM
7 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.14%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.14%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 64 (4.32%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (1.55%) Heroku
3 22 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
4 16 (1.08%) Amazon S3
5 12 (0.81%) PaaS
6 11 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
7 10 (0.68%) Google Analytics
7 10 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.61%) GitHub
8 9 (0.61%) Engine Yard
8 9 (0.61%) Adobe Analytics
9 8 (0.54%) SaaS
9 8 (0.54%) Office 365
9 8 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
10 7 (0.47%) Force.com
11 5 (0.34%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 5 (0.34%) Google App Engine
12 4 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (0.27%) Google Compute Engine
13 3 (0.20%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 69 (4.66%) TCP/IP
2 66 (4.46%) Internet
3 54 (3.65%) Firewall
4 53 (3.58%) HTTP
5 32 (2.16%) SAN
6 30 (2.03%) DNS
7 25 (1.69%) LAN
8 22 (1.49%) IPsec
8 22 (1.49%) WAN
9 20 (1.35%) VPN
10 19 (1.28%) NAS
11 16 (1.08%) Network Security
12 13 (0.88%) DHCP
13 12 (0.81%) Intranet
13 12 (0.81%) VLAN
14 11 (0.74%) SSL
15 10 (0.68%) Wireless
15 10 (0.68%) 3G
15 10 (0.68%) LDAP
15 10 (0.68%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 201 (13.57%) SQL Server
2 134 (9.05%) Relational Database
3 87 (5.87%) Data Warehouse
4 71 (4.79%) RDBMS
4 71 (4.79%) Oracle Database
5 63 (4.25%) MySQL
6 62 (4.19%) Big Data
7 38 (2.57%) MongoDB
8 35 (2.36%) Hadoop
9 33 (2.23%) Oracle Database 11g
10 32 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
11 29 (1.96%) NoSQL
12 26 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 26 (1.76%) DB2
13 25 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 22 (1.49%) QlikView
14 22 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
15 21 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
16 16 (1.08%) Data Mining
16 16 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 88 (5.94%) Git (software)
2 86 (5.81%) Subversion
3 75 (5.06%) Maven
4 69 (4.66%) Visual Studio
5 57 (3.85%) JIRA
6 52 (3.51%) Jenkins
7 43 (2.90%) JUnit
8 33 (2.23%) Ant
9 27 (1.82%) Selenium
10 19 (1.28%) TeamCity
10 19 (1.28%) Toad
10 19 (1.28%) Xcode
11 17 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
11 17 (1.15%) jMock
11 17 (1.15%) Eclipse
12 15 (1.01%) Cucumber
13 11 (0.74%) NUnit
13 11 (0.74%) ClearCase
14 10 (0.68%) ClearQuest
14 10 (0.68%) Hudson
General
1 368 (24.85%) Finance
2 188 (12.69%) Banking
3 106 (7.16%) Telecoms
4 79 (5.33%) Investment Banking
5 63 (4.25%) Front Office
6 62 (4.19%) Marketing
7 34 (2.30%) Electronics
8 33 (2.23%) Games
9 23 (1.55%) Retail
10 22 (1.49%) Legal
11 20 (1.35%) Financial Institution
12 19 (1.28%) Back Office
13 15 (1.01%) Automotive
13 15 (1.01%) Publishing
14 12 (0.81%) Spanish Language
15 11 (0.74%) Aerospace
16 9 (0.61%) Billing
16 9 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
16 9 (0.61%) Military
17 8 (0.54%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 585 (39.50%) Developer
2 180 (12.15%) Analyst
3 142 (9.59%) Java Developer
4 113 (7.63%) Architect
5 81 (5.47%) Senior Developer
6 55 (3.71%) Software Engineer
6 55 (3.71%) Business Analyst
7 53 (3.58%) Programmer
8 52 (3.51%) C# Developer
9 43 (2.90%) Solutions Architect
9 43 (2.90%) iOS Developer
10 38 (2.57%) Consultant
11 34 (2.30%) Senior Java Developer
11 34 (2.30%) Software Developer
12 33 (2.23%) Project Manager
13 32 (2.16%) .NET Developer
13 32 (2.16%) Web Developer
14 31 (2.09%) Author
14 31 (2.09%) Technical Author
15 29 (1.96%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 268 (18.10%) HTML
2 242 (16.34%) Web Services
3 238 (16.07%) .NET
4 195 (13.17%) CSS
5 180 (12.15%) XML
6 120 (8.10%) HTML5
7 117 (7.90%) jQuery
8 104 (7.02%) REST
9 97 (6.55%) ASP.NET
10 89 (6.01%) JSON
11 87 (5.87%) Spring
12 84 (5.67%) .NET Framework
13 74 (5.00%) J2EE
13 74 (5.00%) RESTful
14 61 (4.12%) CSS3
15 60 (4.05%) AngularJS
16 55 (3.71%) Hibernate
17 47 (3.17%) SOAP
18 46 (3.11%) Ajax
19 44 (2.97%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 211 (14.25%) Analytical Skills
2 199 (13.44%) Mathematics
3 92 (6.21%) Management Information System
4 82 (5.54%) Physics
5 66 (4.46%) Derivative
6 61 (4.12%) Mobile App
7 58 (3.92%) Open Source
8 54 (3.65%) Algorithms
8 54 (3.65%) Statistics
9 52 (3.51%) Data Structures
10 51 (3.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 50 (3.38%) User Experience
12 37 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
13 34 (2.30%) Clustering
14 28 (1.89%) Visualisation
15 27 (1.82%) Data Integration
16 24 (1.62%) Equities
17 21 (1.42%) Blackberry
18 20 (1.35%) N-Tier
18 20 (1.35%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 229 (15.46%) Linux
2 191 (12.90%) UNIX
3 189 (12.76%) Windows
4 100 (6.75%) Apple iOS
5 78 (5.27%) Android
6 44 (2.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (2.03%) Solaris
8 22 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 17 (1.15%) Windows 7
11 16 (1.08%) Ubuntu
12 15 (1.01%) CentOS
12 15 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (0.54%) zOS
14 5 (0.34%) Windows Phone
14 5 (0.34%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.34%) Windows XP
14 5 (0.34%) AIX
15 4 (0.27%) Windows NT
15 4 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 381 (25.73%) Agile Software Development
2 228 (15.40%) OO
3 216 (14.58%) Software Engineering
4 157 (10.60%) ITIL
5 150 (10.13%) TDD
6 149 (10.06%) Project Management
7 141 (9.52%) Data Modelling
8 123 (8.31%) Scrum
9 120 (8.10%) MVC
10 105 (7.09%) Analytics
11 99 (6.68%) Continuous Integration
12 82 (5.54%) SOA
13 80 (5.40%) ETL
13 80 (5.40%) Multithreading
14 75 (5.06%) UML
15 74 (5.00%) Service Delivery
16 70 (4.73%) Web Development
17 68 (4.59%) Business Intelligence
17 68 (4.59%) Validation
17 68 (4.59%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 441 (29.78%) Java
2 428 (28.90%) SQL
3 278 (18.77%) JavaScript
4 247 (16.68%) C#
5 156 (10.53%) C++
6 140 (9.45%) Python
7 79 (5.33%) PHP
8 72 (4.86%) Perl
9 68 (4.59%) C
10 63 (4.25%) Ruby
10 63 (4.25%) PL/SQL
11 45 (3.04%) Shell Script
12 33 (2.23%) Objective-C
13 32 (2.16%) Scala
13 32 (2.16%) PowerShell
14 28 (1.89%) T-SQL
14 28 (1.89%) R
15 25 (1.69%) VB
16 23 (1.55%) Bash Shell
17 20 (1.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1222 (82.51%) Degree
2 102 (6.89%) Security Cleared
3 72 (4.86%) SC Cleared
4 55 (3.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 30 (2.03%) PMI Certification
6 29 (1.96%) MCSE
7 27 (1.82%) ISEB
7 27 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
8 26 (1.76%) PhD
9 21 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
9 21 (1.42%) CISSP
10 20 (1.35%) ISTQB
11 19 (1.28%) PMP
12 17 (1.15%) MCP
13 16 (1.08%) Sun Certification
14 15 (1.01%) MCITP
15 12 (0.81%) MCSA
15 12 (0.81%) CCNA
16 11 (0.74%) CCNP
16 11 (0.74%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (5.54%) QA
2 18 (1.22%) SLA
3 10 (0.68%) ISO 9001
4 9 (0.61%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.54%) ISO 14001
6 7 (0.47%) COBIT
7 6 (0.41%) JSP 440
8 4 (0.27%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.27%) EMIR
9 3 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.14%) GxP
10 2 (0.14%) SNOMED CT
10 2 (0.14%) HL7
10 2 (0.14%) COREP
10 2 (0.14%) FINREP
10 2 (0.14%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.068%) IEC 61508
11 1 (0.068%) DO-178B
11 1 (0.068%) COSO
System Software
1 88 (5.94%) Active Directory
2 22 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.01%) vSphere
4 12 (0.81%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.47%) VMware ESX
6 6 (0.41%) Varnish
7 5 (0.34%) Docker
7 5 (0.34%) vCloud
8 4 (0.27%) ISA Server
8 4 (0.27%) Xen
9 3 (0.20%) VirtualBox
9 3 (0.20%) XenApp
9 3 (0.20%) Firmware
9 3 (0.20%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.14%) Samba
10 2 (0.14%) NFS
10 2 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.14%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.14%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.14%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 26 (1.76%) Puppet
2 19 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
2 19 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
3 18 (1.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 14 (0.95%) Tivoli
5 13 (0.88%) Netcool
6 9 (0.61%) Vagrant
6 9 (0.61%) Cobbler
6 9 (0.61%) Nagios
7 7 (0.47%) collectd
7 7 (0.47%) SCCM
8 6 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
9 5 (0.34%) yum
10 4 (0.27%) ZABBIX
10 4 (0.27%) Ansible
11 3 (0.20%) Cisco UCCE
11 3 (0.20%) OPNET
12 2 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
12 2 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 2 (0.14%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 240 (16.21%) Oracle
2 224 (15.12%) Microsoft
3 53 (3.58%) HP
4 47 (3.17%) SAP
4 47 (3.17%) VMware
5 39 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
6 36 (2.43%) Cisco
7 35 (2.36%) Citrix
7 35 (2.36%) Google
8 29 (1.96%) Adobe
9 26 (1.76%) Red Hat
10 24 (1.62%) IBM
11 20 (1.35%) Tableau
12 18 (1.22%) Remedy
12 18 (1.22%) Sybase
13 14 (0.95%) Veritas
14 13 (0.88%) Sitecore
14 13 (0.88%) Business Objects
15 12 (0.81%) Splunk
16 11 (0.74%) Apple
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