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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 189 146 142
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -4
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 714 857 827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.24% 1.52% 1.55%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.90% 4.70% 4.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 507 493
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 £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 36 45
Average hourly rate £28.60 £47.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.80% +46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.77 £14.50 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.24 £71.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.72 £47.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-16.38% +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
18320 18232 17525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.87% 32.37% 32.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11507 10932 10580
Average daily rate £425 £400 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 706 747 733
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £18.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.25% +3.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -46 635 £438 +9.37% 790
London -37 348 £490 +15.29% 359
South East -54 91 £345 -1.42% 145
City of London -7 84 £469 +10.29% 94
East of England -4 48 £360 +2.85% 101
North West -11 38 £375 -9.09% 43
Scotland -3 36 £366 +4.64% 29
South West 0 33 £375 -8.53% 46
West Midlands +10 29 £410 +17.14% 27
East Midlands +8 28 £325 +12.06% 34
Berkshire -34 23 £410 +9.45% 40
Cambridgeshire -1 21 £425 +13.33% 64
Hampshire -5 21 £338 -3.29% 29
Cambridge +2 16 £425 - 56
Surrey -2 15 £330 +16.29% 22
Leicestershire +11 14 £400 +77.77% 6
Lancashire +6 14 £442 -32.85% 4
Cheshire -9 14 £365 -30.64% 12
Buckinghamshire -4 13 £384 +37.05% 10
Edinburgh -10 13 £390 -13.33% 14
Hertfordshire +10 12 £313 +15.74% 22
Blackpool -9 12 £442 -32.85% 1
Leicester +12 11 £400 +77.77% 2
Bracknell -2 11 £393 +74.54% 6
Milton Keynes -3 11 £380 +35.71% 3
Renfrewshire +11 10 £385 +10.00%
Warwickshire +6 10 £400 -19.19% 4
Yorkshire -27 10 £413 +65.00% 27
Knutsford - 10 £365 - 1
West Sussex -7 9 £330 -5.71% 3

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 1186 (81.74%) Degree
2 411 (28.33%) SQL
3 384 (26.46%) Agile Software Development
4 383 (26.40%) Finance
5 380 (26.19%) Java
6 269 (18.54%) JavaScript
7 248 (17.09%) Linux
8 230 (15.85%) Analytical Skills
9 226 (15.58%) C#
10 219 (15.09%) .NET
11 216 (14.89%) Oracle
12 215 (14.82%) Microsoft
13 213 (14.68%) SQL Server
14 205 (14.13%) HTML
15 203 (13.99%) UNIX
16 198 (13.65%) C++
17 184 (12.68%) Software Engineering
18 180 (12.41%) Windows
19 179 (12.34%) Web Services
20 178 (12.27%) Mathematics
21 171 (11.78%) OO
22 158 (10.89%) Python
23 157 (10.82%) MS Excel
24 154 (10.61%) Banking
25 145 (9.99%) XML
26 141 (9.72%) SDLC
27 140 (9.65%) CSS
28 139 (9.58%) ITIL
29 137 (9.44%) Project Management
30 133 (9.17%) Analytics

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 61 (4.20%) Apache
2 57 (3.93%) SharePoint
3 51 (3.51%) CMS
4 44 (3.03%) Node.js
5 33 (2.27%) SAS
6 27 (1.86%) WebSphere
7 26 (1.79%) Tomcat
7 26 (1.79%) IIS
8 22 (1.52%) Oracle Workflow
9 20 (1.38%) JBoss
9 20 (1.38%) WebLogic
10 18 (1.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 17 (1.17%) MS Exchange
12 14 (0.96%) Apache Spark
12 14 (0.96%) OpenStack
13 10 (0.69%) Apache Pig
14 9 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
14 9 (0.62%) Commerce Server
15 8 (0.55%) Drupal
15 8 (0.55%) GlassFish
Applications
1 157 (10.82%) MS Excel
2 87 (6.00%) MS Office
3 58 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 40 (2.76%) MS Visio
5 15 (1.03%) SPSS
5 15 (1.03%) Photoshop
6 10 (0.69%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.41%) MS Project
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%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (0.14%) FrameMaker
9 2 (0.14%) XMetaL
9 2 (0.14%) Maya
9 2 (0.14%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.14%) RoboHelp
10 1 (0.069%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.069%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 13 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (0.69%) Adobe Campaign
3 8 (0.55%) WebTrends
4 6 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.28%) ION MarketView
6 4 (0.28%) SAP MM
7 3 (0.21%) SAP CRM
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.14%) Magento
8 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.14%) Temenos T24
8 2 (0.14%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.14%) Towers Watson Igloo
8 2 (0.14%) MultiFonds
8 2 (0.14%) RMDS
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 49 (3.38%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (1.10%) SaaS
3 15 (1.03%) Google Analytics
4 13 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
7 9 (0.62%) GitHub
7 9 (0.62%) IaaS
7 9 (0.62%) Amazon S3
7 9 (0.62%) PaaS
7 9 (0.62%) Adobe Analytics
8 8 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 7 (0.48%) Heroku
10 6 (0.41%) Office 365
10 6 (0.41%) Force.com
11 5 (0.34%) Google App Engine
11 5 (0.34%) Boomi
12 4 (0.28%) Google Compute Engine
13 3 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 74 (5.10%) Internet
2 55 (3.79%) TCP/IP
3 52 (3.58%) Firewall
4 31 (2.14%) DNS
4 31 (2.14%) VoIP
5 30 (2.07%) VPN
5 30 (2.07%) DHCP
6 28 (1.93%) IPsec
7 26 (1.79%) OSPF
7 26 (1.79%) HTTP
8 24 (1.65%) LDAP
8 24 (1.65%) LAN
8 24 (1.65%) BGP
8 24 (1.65%) MPLS
8 24 (1.65%) Network Security
9 21 (1.45%) Wireless
9 21 (1.45%) SAN
10 20 (1.38%) WAN
11 17 (1.17%) ISDN
11 17 (1.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (14.68%) SQL Server
2 113 (7.79%) Relational Database
3 93 (6.41%) MySQL
4 68 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
5 55 (3.79%) Oracle Database
6 45 (3.10%) RDBMS
7 42 (2.89%) Big Data
8 37 (2.55%) SQL Server 2008
9 33 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 30 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
10 30 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 29 (2.00%) Hadoop
12 27 (1.86%) Oracle Database 11g
12 27 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
13 22 (1.52%) DB2
13 22 (1.52%) MongoDB
14 20 (1.38%) BusinessObjects
15 17 (1.17%) Apache Hive
16 16 (1.10%) Data Mining
16 16 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 86 (5.93%) Git (software)
2 67 (4.62%) Visual Studio
3 59 (4.07%) Subversion
4 54 (3.72%) Maven
5 52 (3.58%) JIRA
6 42 (2.89%) Jenkins
7 30 (2.07%) Team Foundation Server
7 30 (2.07%) JUnit
8 28 (1.93%) Selenium
9 25 (1.72%) Ant
10 19 (1.31%) TeamCity
11 17 (1.17%) Hudson
12 16 (1.10%) WebDriver
13 14 (0.96%) Cucumber
13 14 (0.96%) Eclipse
14 11 (0.76%) NUnit
14 11 (0.76%) Xcode
14 11 (0.76%) RSpec
15 8 (0.55%) Talend Open Studio
16 7 (0.48%) SpecFlow
General
1 383 (26.40%) Finance
2 154 (10.61%) Banking
3 106 (7.31%) Telecoms
4 75 (5.17%) Investment Banking
5 70 (4.82%) Marketing
6 69 (4.76%) Front Office
7 31 (2.14%) Games
8 26 (1.79%) Electronics
9 21 (1.45%) Back Office
9 21 (1.45%) Financial Institution
9 21 (1.45%) Automotive
10 20 (1.38%) Retail
11 18 (1.24%) Legal
12 15 (1.03%) Manufacturing
12 15 (1.03%) Publishing
13 13 (0.90%) Advertising
14 10 (0.69%) Multimedia
15 9 (0.62%) Aerospace
16 8 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
16 8 (0.55%) Military
Job Titles
1 558 (38.46%) Developer
2 172 (11.85%) Analyst
3 119 (8.20%) Architect
4 92 (6.34%) Java Developer
5 72 (4.96%) Software Engineer
6 65 (4.48%) Senior Developer
7 50 (3.45%) Business Analyst
8 44 (3.03%) C# Developer
9 43 (2.96%) C++ Developer
9 43 (2.96%) Consultant
10 37 (2.55%) .NET Developer
10 37 (2.55%) iOS Developer
11 36 (2.48%) Project Manager
11 36 (2.48%) Programmer
12 32 (2.21%) Front-End Developer
13 30 (2.07%) Technical Architect
14 28 (1.93%) Software Developer
15 27 (1.86%) Web Developer
16 25 (1.72%) Network Engineer
16 25 (1.72%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 219 (15.09%) .NET
2 205 (14.13%) HTML
3 179 (12.34%) Web Services
4 145 (9.99%) XML
5 140 (9.65%) CSS
6 119 (8.20%) jQuery
7 98 (6.75%) HTML5
8 92 (6.34%) REST
8 92 (6.34%) ASP.NET
9 59 (4.07%) SOAP
10 58 (4.00%) J2EE
11 55 (3.79%) AngularJS
12 53 (3.65%) CSS3
13 52 (3.58%) .NET Framework
14 49 (3.38%) JSON
15 46 (3.17%) Middleware
15 46 (3.17%) RESTful
16 45 (3.10%) Spring
17 41 (2.83%) WPF
18 32 (2.21%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 230 (15.85%) Analytical Skills
2 178 (12.27%) Mathematics
3 124 (8.55%) Management Information System
4 87 (6.00%) Physics
5 61 (4.20%) Mobile App
6 51 (3.51%) Derivative
7 49 (3.38%) User Experience
8 48 (3.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 47 (3.24%) Data Centre
10 38 (2.62%) Visualisation
11 37 (2.55%) Algorithms
12 36 (2.48%) Equities
13 34 (2.34%) Data Structures
14 33 (2.27%) Statistics
15 31 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
16 27 (1.86%) Economics
17 26 (1.79%) Fixed Income
18 23 (1.59%) PMI
18 23 (1.59%) Social Media
19 21 (1.45%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 248 (17.09%) Linux
2 203 (13.99%) UNIX
3 180 (12.41%) Windows
4 84 (5.79%) Apple iOS
5 62 (4.27%) Android
6 24 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (1.52%) Solaris
8 17 (1.17%) Windows 7
9 15 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.41%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.34%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.28%) zOS
13 4 (0.28%) MVS
13 4 (0.28%) AIX
13 4 (0.28%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.28%) VMS
14 3 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.21%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 384 (26.46%) Agile Software Development
2 184 (12.68%) Software Engineering
3 171 (11.78%) OO
4 141 (9.72%) SDLC
5 139 (9.58%) ITIL
6 137 (9.44%) Project Management
7 133 (9.17%) Analytics
8 120 (8.27%) TDD
9 116 (7.99%) Scrum
10 89 (6.13%) Data Modelling
10 89 (6.13%) Continuous Integration
11 79 (5.44%) Business Intelligence
12 78 (5.38%) UML
12 78 (5.38%) MVC
13 75 (5.17%) Web Development
14 72 (4.96%) Migration
14 72 (4.96%) ETL
15 68 (4.69%) Unit Testing
15 68 (4.69%) Open Source
16 66 (4.55%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 411 (28.33%) SQL
2 380 (26.19%) Java
3 269 (18.54%) JavaScript
4 226 (15.58%) C#
5 198 (13.65%) C++
6 158 (10.89%) Python
7 93 (6.41%) C
8 73 (5.03%) Perl
9 72 (4.96%) PHP
10 58 (4.00%) PowerShell
11 41 (2.83%) R
11 41 (2.83%) T-SQL
12 39 (2.69%) PL/SQL
12 39 (2.69%) Ruby
13 32 (2.21%) Shell Script
14 31 (2.14%) Objective-C
15 30 (2.07%) VBScript
16 29 (2.00%) VB
16 29 (2.00%) VBA
17 20 (1.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1186 (81.74%) Degree
2 89 (6.13%) Security Cleared
3 59 (4.07%) Cisco Certification
4 54 (3.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 50 (3.45%) SC Cleared
6 45 (3.10%) PhD
7 40 (2.76%) PMI Certification
8 38 (2.62%) CCNP
9 31 (2.14%) MCSE
10 27 (1.86%) CCIE
11 26 (1.79%) CISSP
12 21 (1.45%) PMP
12 21 (1.45%) CCNA
12 21 (1.45%) ISTQB
13 19 (1.31%) ISEB
14 17 (1.17%) HND
15 13 (0.90%) MCITP
16 12 (0.83%) MCP
16 12 (0.83%) CISM
17 9 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (5.10%) QA
2 28 (1.93%) SLA
3 19 (1.31%) ISO 9001
4 16 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (1.03%) TickIT
6 13 (0.90%) Data Quality
7 11 (0.76%) COBIT
8 7 (0.48%) JSP 440
9 6 (0.41%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.41%) EMIR
10 5 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.28%) MiFID
11 4 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
12 2 (0.14%) COREP
12 2 (0.14%) FINREP
12 2 (0.14%) DO-178B
12 2 (0.14%) HL7
13 1 (0.069%) CDISC
13 1 (0.069%) SNOMED CT
13 1 (0.069%) Basel III
System Software
1 66 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 28 (1.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.69%) Hyper-V
3 10 (0.69%) Docker
4 8 (0.55%) VMware ESX
5 7 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (0.41%) XenApp
6 6 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (0.41%) HDFS
7 5 (0.34%) vSphere
8 4 (0.28%) Varnish
8 4 (0.28%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.21%) Snort
9 3 (0.21%) Firmware
9 3 (0.21%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.14%) Cygwin
10 2 (0.14%) Platform Symphony
10 2 (0.14%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 26 (1.79%) Puppet
2 19 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
4 13 (0.90%) Tivoli
5 11 (0.76%) Ansible
6 10 (0.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 8 (0.55%) Netcool
7 8 (0.55%) SCCM
8 6 (0.41%) OPNET
8 6 (0.41%) Vagrant
9 5 (0.34%) SCOM
9 5 (0.34%) Nagios
10 4 (0.28%) Oozie
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%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 216 (14.89%) Oracle
2 215 (14.82%) Microsoft
3 71 (4.89%) Cisco
4 57 (3.93%) HP
5 40 (2.76%) Google
6 39 (2.69%) VMware
7 38 (2.62%) Sybase
8 36 (2.48%) Adobe
9 31 (2.14%) SAP
10 29 (2.00%) Citrix
11 23 (1.59%) Genesys
12 22 (1.52%) Avaya
12 22 (1.52%) Juniper
12 22 (1.52%) Remedy
13 21 (1.45%) Red Hat
14 20 (1.38%) Splunk
14 20 (1.38%) ServiceNow
15 19 (1.31%) Informatica
15 19 (1.31%) IBM
16 18 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
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