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 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 175 159 155
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -4
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 733 723 639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.33% 1.37% 1.38%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.21% 4.35% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 475 331
Average daily rate
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£425 £420 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £675 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 28 32
Average hourly rate £30.25 £35.00 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.57% +8.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £12.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £71.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+24.00% -21.87%

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
17406 16611 15160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.55% 31.50% 32.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 10672 10333 8898
Average daily rate £415 £407 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.09% -4.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £234 £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 693 668 649
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.96 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.95 £22.25 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-14.83% +1.92%

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 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 27 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 27 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 -19 671 £425 - 790
London +3 424 £469 +4.16% 322
South East +28 137 £375 +14.50% 179
City of London -49 79 £500 +11.11% 98
Berkshire +9 42 £400 +33.33% 61
Hampshire +24 28 £348 -0.64% 14
Scotland -13 28 £362 +15.95% 36
North West -28 26 £400 - 32
Reading -5 22 £400 +33.33% 43
South West +5 21 £375 +21.95% 44
West Midlands -5 20 £316 -14.52% 42
Buckinghamshire +9 19 £300 -33.33% 11
Oxfordshire -6 19 £500 +33.33% 24
Milton Keynes +14 15 £310 -13.28% 5
Cheshire -1 15 £438 +28.67% 12
Hook +8 14 £393 +12.14%
East of England -13 12 £300 -26.38% 106
Manchester -3 11 £293 -16.42% 16
Canary Wharf -5 11 £475 -26.92%
Renfrewshire +10 10 £348 +18.56%
Erskine +10 10 £348 +18.56%
Bristol +9 10 £375 +42.85% 16
Surrey +1 10 £338 +12.50% 34
Kent - 9 - - 5
Cambridgeshire -3 8 £300 -25.00% 66
East Midlands -14 8 £325 +22.64% 24
Yorkshire -36 8 £350 +16.66% 23
Cambridge -2 7 £300 -25.00% 57
Bracknell - 7 £412 - 2
Tunbridge Wells - 7 - - 3

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 1235 (82.50%) Degree
2 440 (29.39%) Java
3 428 (28.59%) SQL
4 380 (25.38%) Agile Software Development
5 379 (25.32%) Finance
6 263 (17.57%) JavaScript
7 247 (16.50%) C#
8 239 (15.97%) HTML
9 234 (15.63%) Linux
10 233 (15.56%) .NET
11 231 (15.43%) Web Services
12 223 (14.90%) Oracle
12 223 (14.90%) Microsoft
13 210 (14.03%) OO
14 207 (13.83%) UNIX
15 205 (13.69%) Analytical Skills
16 202 (13.49%) Software Engineering
16 202 (13.49%) Mathematics
17 201 (13.43%) SQL Server
18 189 (12.63%) Windows
19 188 (12.56%) Banking
20 172 (11.49%) CSS
21 168 (11.22%) XML
22 166 (11.09%) ITIL
23 162 (10.82%) MS Excel
24 161 (10.75%) C++
25 152 (10.15%) Project Management
26 146 (9.75%) SDLC
27 143 (9.55%) TDD
28 136 (9.08%) Python

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 63 (4.21%) SharePoint
2 62 (4.14%) Apache
3 43 (2.87%) Tomcat
3 43 (2.87%) IIS
4 40 (2.67%) CMS
5 36 (2.40%) SAS
6 33 (2.20%) Node.js
7 31 (2.07%) WebLogic
8 30 (2.00%) JBoss
9 29 (1.94%) MS Exchange
10 26 (1.74%) WebSphere
11 25 (1.67%) Oracle Workflow
12 20 (1.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 16 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
14 14 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
14 14 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
14 14 (0.94%) OpenStack
15 10 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
15 10 (0.67%) Drupal
16 9 (0.60%) Lync
Applications
1 162 (10.82%) MS Excel
2 85 (5.68%) MS Office
3 64 (4.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 55 (3.67%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.94%) MS Project
6 10 (0.67%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.40%) SPSS
8 5 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.13%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.13%) PowerPivot
10 2 (0.13%) Maya
11 1 (0.067%) RoboHelp
11 1 (0.067%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.067%) Simulink
11 1 (0.067%) Stateflow
11 1 (0.067%) TargetLink
11 1 (0.067%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 19 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.60%) Adobe Campaign
4 8 (0.53%) WebTrends
5 6 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.27%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.27%) Tridion
6 4 (0.27%) SAP MM
6 4 (0.27%) ION MarketView
7 3 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.20%) SAP CRM
7 3 (0.20%) Summit
7 3 (0.20%) SAP PM
8 2 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.13%) Radian6
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.13%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 55 (3.67%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
3 16 (1.07%) Amazon S3
3 16 (1.07%) Google Analytics
4 14 (0.94%) Heroku
5 13 (0.87%) SaaS
6 12 (0.80%) Adobe Analytics
7 10 (0.67%) PaaS
7 10 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
8 9 (0.60%) GitHub
8 9 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.60%) Office 365
9 8 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
10 7 (0.47%) Force.com
11 5 (0.33%) Google App Engine
11 5 (0.33%) IaaS
11 5 (0.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 4 (0.27%) Google Compute Engine
12 4 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
13 3 (0.20%) Engine Yard
Communications & Networking
1 73 (4.88%) TCP/IP
2 66 (4.41%) Internet
3 51 (3.41%) Firewall
4 47 (3.14%) HTTP
5 35 (2.34%) DNS
6 28 (1.87%) LAN
7 26 (1.74%) WAN
7 26 (1.74%) IPsec
8 25 (1.67%) SAN
8 25 (1.67%) DHCP
9 22 (1.47%) VPN
10 16 (1.07%) Network Security
10 16 (1.07%) NAS
11 14 (0.94%) VoIP
11 14 (0.94%) MPLS
11 14 (0.94%) OSPF
12 13 (0.87%) BGP
12 13 (0.87%) LDAP
13 12 (0.80%) SSL
13 12 (0.80%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 201 (13.43%) SQL Server
2 126 (8.42%) Relational Database
3 84 (5.61%) Data Warehouse
4 76 (5.08%) MySQL
5 65 (4.34%) RDBMS
5 65 (4.34%) Oracle Database
6 48 (3.21%) Big Data
7 34 (2.27%) MongoDB
8 33 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
9 30 (2.00%) DB2
10 29 (1.94%) Oracle Database 11g
11 28 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 26 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 26 (1.74%) Hadoop
13 24 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
14 22 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
15 20 (1.34%) NoSQL
16 16 (1.07%) QlikView
17 13 (0.87%) Oracle BI EE
18 12 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 88 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 81 (5.41%) Subversion
3 78 (5.21%) Maven
4 64 (4.28%) Visual Studio
5 54 (3.61%) JIRA
6 48 (3.21%) JUnit
6 48 (3.21%) Jenkins
7 33 (2.20%) Ant
7 33 (2.20%) Selenium
8 19 (1.27%) Toad
8 19 (1.27%) Cucumber
9 18 (1.20%) Xcode
10 17 (1.14%) Eclipse
11 16 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
12 14 (0.94%) TeamCity
12 14 (0.94%) WebDriver
12 14 (0.94%) jMock
13 13 (0.87%) Hudson
14 12 (0.80%) ClearQuest
15 11 (0.73%) ClearCase
General
1 379 (25.32%) Finance
2 188 (12.56%) Banking
3 117 (7.82%) Telecoms
4 82 (5.48%) Investment Banking
5 72 (4.81%) Front Office
6 66 (4.41%) Marketing
7 36 (2.40%) Games
8 34 (2.27%) Electronics
9 22 (1.47%) Retail
10 21 (1.40%) Legal
10 21 (1.40%) Back Office
11 20 (1.34%) Financial Institution
11 20 (1.34%) Automotive
12 13 (0.87%) Spanish Language
13 12 (0.80%) Publishing
14 11 (0.73%) Aerospace
15 10 (0.67%) Military
16 8 (0.53%) German Language
16 8 (0.53%) Multimedia
17 7 (0.47%) Billing
Job Titles
1 582 (38.88%) Developer
2 188 (12.56%) Analyst
3 137 (9.15%) Java Developer
4 120 (8.02%) Architect
5 84 (5.61%) Senior Developer
6 61 (4.07%) Programmer
7 55 (3.67%) Software Engineer
8 51 (3.41%) Business Analyst
9 49 (3.27%) C# Developer
10 43 (2.87%) Solutions Architect
11 42 (2.81%) iOS Developer
12 40 (2.67%) Consultant
13 33 (2.20%) Senior Java Developer
14 32 (2.14%) Project Manager
14 32 (2.14%) .NET Developer
15 31 (2.07%) Support Analyst
15 31 (2.07%) Support Engineer
16 30 (2.00%) Software Developer
16 30 (2.00%) Web Developer
17 29 (1.94%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 239 (15.97%) HTML
2 233 (15.56%) .NET
3 231 (15.43%) Web Services
4 172 (11.49%) CSS
5 168 (11.22%) XML
6 108 (7.21%) jQuery
7 101 (6.75%) REST
8 97 (6.48%) HTML5
8 97 (6.48%) ASP.NET
9 80 (5.34%) Spring
10 78 (5.21%) JSON
11 77 (5.14%) J2EE
12 76 (5.08%) .NET Framework
13 71 (4.74%) RESTful
14 60 (4.01%) AngularJS
15 50 (3.34%) CSS3
15 50 (3.34%) Hibernate
16 47 (3.14%) SOAP
17 42 (2.81%) Ajax
18 40 (2.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 205 (13.69%) Analytical Skills
2 202 (13.49%) Mathematics
3 102 (6.81%) Management Information System
4 87 (5.81%) Physics
5 68 (4.54%) Derivative
6 65 (4.34%) Mobile App
7 56 (3.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 50 (3.34%) User Experience
9 49 (3.27%) Data Structures
10 47 (3.14%) Algorithms
11 45 (3.01%) Statistics
12 36 (2.40%) Data Centre
13 35 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
14 32 (2.14%) Visualisation
15 27 (1.80%) Data Integration
15 27 (1.80%) Equities
16 23 (1.54%) Clustering
17 20 (1.34%) Blackberry
17 20 (1.34%) Equity Derivative
18 19 (1.27%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 234 (15.63%) Linux
2 207 (13.83%) UNIX
3 189 (12.63%) Windows
4 100 (6.68%) Apple iOS
5 77 (5.14%) Android
6 46 (3.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 27 (1.80%) Solaris
7 27 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (1.40%) Windows 7
9 20 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (0.87%) Ubuntu
12 9 (0.60%) zOS
12 9 (0.60%) CentOS
13 7 (0.47%) Windows XP
14 5 (0.33%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.27%) Windows Phone
15 4 (0.27%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.27%) Windows NT
16 3 (0.20%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 380 (25.38%) Agile Software Development
2 210 (14.03%) OO
3 202 (13.49%) Software Engineering
4 166 (11.09%) ITIL
5 152 (10.15%) Project Management
6 146 (9.75%) SDLC
7 143 (9.55%) TDD
8 124 (8.28%) Data Modelling
9 121 (8.08%) Scrum
10 114 (7.62%) Analytics
11 108 (7.21%) MVC
12 103 (6.88%) Continuous Integration
13 79 (5.28%) Multithreading
13 79 (5.28%) ETL
14 75 (5.01%) Service Delivery
15 74 (4.94%) Service Management
15 74 (4.94%) SOA
15 74 (4.94%) Web Development
16 72 (4.81%) UML
17 70 (4.68%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 440 (29.39%) Java
2 428 (28.59%) SQL
3 263 (17.57%) JavaScript
4 247 (16.50%) C#
5 161 (10.75%) C++
6 136 (9.08%) Python
7 81 (5.41%) PHP
8 71 (4.74%) C
9 65 (4.34%) Perl
10 62 (4.14%) PL/SQL
11 49 (3.27%) Ruby
12 36 (2.40%) PowerShell
13 34 (2.27%) Shell Script
13 34 (2.27%) Objective-C
14 29 (1.94%) T-SQL
15 27 (1.80%) Scala
16 25 (1.67%) VBScript
17 22 (1.47%) R
18 16 (1.07%) VB
19 14 (0.94%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1235 (82.50%) Degree
2 98 (6.55%) Security Cleared
3 69 (4.61%) SC Cleared
4 59 (3.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 38 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
6 36 (2.40%) PMI Certification
7 33 (2.20%) MCSE
8 29 (1.94%) PhD
9 28 (1.87%) ISEB
10 23 (1.54%) ISTQB
11 22 (1.47%) PMP
12 20 (1.34%) MCP
13 19 (1.27%) CCNP
14 17 (1.14%) CISSP
14 17 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
15 16 (1.07%) Sun Certification
16 15 (1.00%) CCIE
16 15 (1.00%) MCITP
17 14 (0.94%) CCNA
17 14 (0.94%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (5.61%) QA
2 19 (1.27%) SLA
3 10 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (0.67%) COBIT
4 8 (0.53%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.47%) JSP 440
5 7 (0.47%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.33%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.27%) EMIR
8 3 (0.20%) ISO 14001
8 3 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.13%) TickIT
9 2 (0.13%) SNOMED CT
9 2 (0.13%) HL7
9 2 (0.13%) COREP
9 2 (0.13%) FINREP
9 2 (0.13%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.067%) COSO
10 1 (0.067%) IEC 61508
10 1 (0.067%) DO-178B
System Software
1 86 (5.74%) Active Directory
2 20 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.87%) Hyper-V
4 12 (0.80%) vSphere
5 7 (0.47%) VMware ESX
6 5 (0.33%) Varnish
6 5 (0.33%) Docker
7 4 (0.27%) vCloud
7 4 (0.27%) ISA Server
7 4 (0.27%) Xen
8 3 (0.20%) XenApp
8 3 (0.20%) Firmware
8 3 (0.20%) Terminal Server
8 3 (0.20%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.13%) HDFS
9 2 (0.13%) NFS
9 2 (0.13%) Samba
9 2 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 22 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
1 22 (1.47%) Puppet
1 22 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (1.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 12 (0.80%) Tivoli
4 11 (0.73%) Netcool
5 8 (0.53%) SCCM
6 7 (0.47%) Vagrant
7 6 (0.40%) Cisco CUCM
7 6 (0.40%) yum
7 6 (0.40%) Ansible
8 5 (0.33%) OPNET
9 4 (0.27%) ZABBIX
10 3 (0.20%) Nagios
10 3 (0.20%) Cisco UCCE
10 3 (0.20%) Cobbler
10 3 (0.20%) ITRS Geneos
11 2 (0.13%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.13%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.13%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 223 (14.90%) Oracle
1 223 (14.90%) Microsoft
2 59 (3.94%) HP
3 50 (3.34%) Cisco
4 45 (3.01%) SAP
5 41 (2.74%) VMware
5 41 (2.74%) Google
6 35 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
6 35 (2.34%) Adobe
6 35 (2.34%) Citrix
7 22 (1.47%) Red Hat
7 22 (1.47%) Tableau
8 21 (1.40%) Remedy
9 20 (1.34%) IBM
9 20 (1.34%) Sybase
10 18 (1.20%) Splunk
11 15 (1.00%) Business Objects
11 15 (1.00%) Juniper
12 14 (0.94%) Veritas
13 12 (0.80%) BMC
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Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
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Oxfordshire
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