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 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 146 131 149
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +18
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 849 859 727
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.45% 1.66% 1.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.73% 5.26% 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 549 395
Average daily rate
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£414 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.43% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.26% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 34 47
Average hourly rate £21.78 £18.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.00% -53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £11.70 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £76.70 £41.05 £48.11
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £15.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+25.39% -57.43%

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
17936 16328 16555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.70% 31.63% 30.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 11242 10219 9694
Average daily rate £413 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 737 660 807
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £21.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -15.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -15.76%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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
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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 -27 767 £425 +6.25% 701
London -11 451 £450 +5.88% 276
South East -28 144 £350 -6.66% 158
City of London -23 104 £425 +6.25% 99
Berkshire -20 62 £375 -11.76% 25
East of England -7 46 £325 -16.12% 99
North West +17 42 £375 +25.00% 40
Scotland +20 41 £363 +3.57% 25
South West -21 35 £413 +10.00% 50
Manchester +3 23 £338 +17.39% 23
Hampshire -2 21 £350 +16.66% 35
West Midlands -5 18 £388 - 21
Wales -11 17 £375 - 6
Reading -37 17 £300 -29.41% 13
South Wales +1 16 £375 - 4
Essex -6 16 £175 -56.25% 6
Edinburgh +6 15 £420 +40.00% 14
Buckinghamshire +3 15 £280 +187.17% 24
Milton Keynes -2 14 £280 +187.17% 19
Oxfordshire -6 14 £360 +1.40% 18
Surrey -9 14 £135 -55.00% 31
Cheshire +15 13 £515 +71.66% 8
Wiltshire -2 13 £425 - 8
Warwickshire -3 13 £495 - 3
Hertfordshire -18 13 £285 -24.00% 18
Newport - 13 £400 - 1
Bristol -21 12 £400 - 18
Aberdeen +22 11 £310 -
Bracknell +7 10 £240 - 2
Slough -4 10 £375 +25.00% 2

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 1279 (78.04%) Degree
2 500 (30.51%) Agile Software Development
3 460 (28.07%) Java
4 387 (23.61%) SQL
5 375 (22.88%) JavaScript
6 357 (21.78%) Finance
7 313 (19.10%) HTML
8 283 (17.27%) Analytical Skills
9 277 (16.90%) C#
10 265 (16.17%) Linux
11 259 (15.80%) OO
12 258 (15.74%) Software Engineering
13 249 (15.19%) .NET
14 239 (14.58%) Mathematics
15 237 (14.46%) C++
16 231 (14.09%) CSS
17 225 (13.73%) Oracle
18 218 (13.30%) Windows
19 209 (12.75%) Banking
20 200 (12.20%) SQL Server
21 191 (11.65%) Scrum
22 187 (11.41%) Project Management
23 182 (11.10%) Microsoft
24 180 (10.98%) XML
25 177 (10.80%) UNIX
26 172 (10.49%) Web Services
26 172 (10.49%) TDD
27 170 (10.37%) Python
28 155 (9.46%) ITIL
29 147 (8.97%) HTML5

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 91 (5.55%) Apache
2 53 (3.23%) Tomcat
3 52 (3.17%) SharePoint
4 45 (2.75%) IIS
5 39 (2.38%) Node.js
6 31 (1.89%) CMS
7 24 (1.46%) SharePoint 2010
7 24 (1.46%) SAS
8 22 (1.34%) JBoss
9 20 (1.22%) OpenStack
10 19 (1.16%) WebSphere
11 18 (1.10%) Jetty
11 18 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
11 18 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
12 17 (1.04%) MS Exchange
13 15 (0.92%) Apache Solr
14 14 (0.85%) IBM Notes
15 13 (0.79%) Apache Pig
16 10 (0.61%) Confluence
16 10 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 129 (7.87%) MS Excel
2 65 (3.97%) MS Office
3 24 (1.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (1.22%) MS Visio
5 17 (1.04%) Photoshop
6 12 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (0.73%) MS Project
7 8 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 8 (0.49%) InfoPath
8 5 (0.31%) ArcInfo
9 3 (0.18%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.18%) PowerPivot
10 2 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (0.12%) Final Cut Pro
10 2 (0.12%) SPSS
11 1 (0.061%) S-PLUS
11 1 (0.061%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.061%) Simulink
11 1 (0.061%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 12 (0.73%) Cognos TM1
2 9 (0.55%) Summit
2 9 (0.55%) CSG Singleview
3 8 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
3 8 (0.49%) Magento
4 7 (0.43%) Tridion
5 5 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.24%) Shopify
7 3 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.18%) Cordys
8 2 (0.12%) ION MarketView
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.12%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.12%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.12%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.12%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 26 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
3 12 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (0.73%) SaaS
4 7 (0.43%) Amazon EMR
5 6 (0.37%) GitHub
5 6 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.18%) PaaS
6 3 (0.18%) Heroku
6 3 (0.18%) IaaS
7 2 (0.12%) Google Apps
7 2 (0.12%) Force.com
8 1 (0.061%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.061%) Office 365
8 1 (0.061%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 77 (4.70%) Internet
2 67 (4.09%) Firewall
3 62 (3.78%) TCP/IP
4 46 (2.81%) HTTP
5 41 (2.50%) DNS
6 29 (1.77%) Wireless
6 29 (1.77%) 3G
7 27 (1.65%) SAN
8 26 (1.59%) WAN
8 26 (1.59%) LDAP
9 24 (1.46%) DHCP
10 23 (1.40%) LAN
10 23 (1.40%) Broadband
11 19 (1.16%) VPN
12 18 (1.10%) LTE
13 17 (1.04%) Network Security
13 17 (1.04%) Cisco ASA
14 16 (0.98%) NAS
15 14 (0.85%) SNMP
15 14 (0.85%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 200 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 117 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 107 (6.53%) MySQL
4 82 (5.00%) Big Data
5 67 (4.09%) Oracle Database
6 58 (3.54%) NoSQL
7 52 (3.17%) Hadoop
8 51 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
9 41 (2.50%) MongoDB
10 37 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 35 (2.14%) RDBMS
12 32 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
13 31 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 27 (1.65%) Apache Cassandra
15 23 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
16 21 (1.28%) DB2
17 20 (1.22%) Oracle ODI
18 18 (1.10%) Data Mining
19 17 (1.04%) Apache Hive
20 15 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 126 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 101 (6.16%) Subversion
3 70 (4.27%) JIRA
4 67 (4.09%) Maven
5 61 (3.72%) Selenium
6 49 (2.99%) Jenkins
7 46 (2.81%) Visual Studio
8 43 (2.62%) JUnit
9 34 (2.07%) Cucumber
10 26 (1.59%) TeamCity
11 23 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
12 19 (1.16%) Mercurial
13 18 (1.10%) WebDriver
13 18 (1.10%) Xcode
14 15 (0.92%) RSpec
15 14 (0.85%) Ant
16 13 (0.79%) Eclipse
16 13 (0.79%) Toad
16 13 (0.79%) Jasmine
17 10 (0.61%) NUnit
General
1 357 (21.78%) Finance
2 209 (12.75%) Banking
3 145 (8.85%) Front Office
4 135 (8.24%) Investment Banking
5 118 (7.20%) Telecoms
6 52 (3.17%) Marketing
7 40 (2.44%) Electronics
8 37 (2.26%) Billing
8 37 (2.26%) Retail
9 33 (2.01%) Games
10 26 (1.59%) Publishing
11 24 (1.46%) Manufacturing
12 20 (1.22%) Advertising
13 17 (1.04%) Legal
14 14 (0.85%) Back Office
15 13 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
16 12 (0.73%) Financial Institution
17 11 (0.67%) General Ledger
18 10 (0.61%) French Language
19 9 (0.55%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 736 (44.91%) Developer
2 152 (9.27%) Java Developer
3 149 (9.09%) Analyst
4 133 (8.11%) Architect
5 86 (5.25%) Consultant
6 81 (4.94%) Software Engineer
7 63 (3.84%) C# Developer
8 60 (3.66%) Solutions Architect
9 57 (3.48%) Senior Developer
10 49 (2.99%) Web Developer
10 49 (2.99%) Quantitative Developer
11 48 (2.93%) C++ Developer
12 46 (2.81%) .NET Developer
13 45 (2.75%) Software Developer
14 42 (2.56%) Project Manager
14 42 (2.56%) Business Analyst
15 40 (2.44%) Junior
16 36 (2.20%) Front-End Developer
17 33 (2.01%) iOS Developer
18 29 (1.77%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 313 (19.10%) HTML
2 249 (15.19%) .NET
3 231 (14.09%) CSS
4 180 (10.98%) XML
5 172 (10.49%) Web Services
6 147 (8.97%) HTML5
7 126 (7.69%) jQuery
8 100 (6.10%) Spring
9 91 (5.55%) JSON
10 85 (5.19%) ASP.NET
11 80 (4.88%) Hibernate
12 79 (4.82%) Ajax
13 75 (4.58%) REST
14 74 (4.51%) CSS3
15 73 (4.45%) AngularJS
16 59 (3.60%) J2EE
17 52 (3.17%) WPF
18 51 (3.11%) SOAP
19 45 (2.75%) RESTful
20 42 (2.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 283 (17.27%) Analytical Skills
2 239 (14.58%) Mathematics
3 110 (6.71%) Management Information System
4 104 (6.35%) Physics
5 102 (6.22%) Open Source
6 84 (5.13%) User Experience
7 79 (4.82%) Data Structures
8 75 (4.58%) Algorithms
9 73 (4.45%) Mobile App
10 54 (3.29%) Enterprise Software
11 52 (3.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 39 (2.38%) Derivative
13 38 (2.32%) Fixed Income
14 36 (2.20%) Visualisation
15 35 (2.14%) Data Integration
16 33 (2.01%) iPad
17 32 (1.95%) Economics
18 29 (1.77%) Equities
18 29 (1.77%) GIS
18 29 (1.77%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 265 (16.17%) Linux
2 218 (13.30%) Windows
3 177 (10.80%) UNIX
4 92 (5.61%) Apple iOS
5 73 (4.45%) Android
6 28 (1.71%) CentOS
7 21 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (1.22%) Windows 7
8 20 (1.22%) Ubuntu
9 18 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (0.98%) Solaris
11 14 (0.85%) Windows XP
12 10 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (0.55%) Mac OS X
13 9 (0.55%) Mac OS
14 8 (0.49%) Windows Phone
14 8 (0.49%) AIX
15 7 (0.43%) Windows 8
15 7 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
16 5 (0.31%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 500 (30.51%) Agile Software Development
2 259 (15.80%) OO
3 258 (15.74%) Software Engineering
4 191 (11.65%) Scrum
5 187 (11.41%) Project Management
6 172 (10.49%) TDD
7 155 (9.46%) ITIL
8 141 (8.60%) MVC
9 118 (7.20%) Analytics
10 110 (6.71%) Continuous Integration
11 91 (5.55%) Multithreading
12 78 (4.76%) Risk Management
13 76 (4.64%) Unit Testing
14 73 (4.45%) Data Modelling
15 72 (4.39%) Business Intelligence
15 72 (4.39%) Service Delivery
16 71 (4.33%) OOP
17 69 (4.21%) ETL
18 68 (4.15%) BDD
19 67 (4.09%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 460 (28.07%) Java
2 387 (23.61%) SQL
3 375 (22.88%) JavaScript
4 277 (16.90%) C#
5 237 (14.46%) C++
6 170 (10.37%) Python
7 101 (6.16%) Perl
8 100 (6.10%) C
9 97 (5.92%) PHP
10 73 (4.45%) Ruby
11 53 (3.23%) PL/SQL
12 51 (3.11%) Scala
12 51 (3.11%) Shell Script
13 48 (2.93%) PowerShell
14 36 (2.20%) T-SQL
15 35 (2.14%) Objective-C
16 32 (1.95%) VBA
17 30 (1.83%) VB.NET
18 26 (1.59%) VBScript
19 25 (1.53%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1279 (78.04%) Degree
2 95 (5.80%) Security Cleared
3 68 (4.15%) SC Cleared
4 56 (3.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 50 (3.05%) ISEB
6 49 (2.99%) CISSP
7 38 (2.32%) PhD
8 29 (1.77%) ISTQB
9 25 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
10 22 (1.34%) MCSE
10 22 (1.34%) PMI Certification
11 20 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 19 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
13 17 (1.04%) CISM
13 17 (1.04%) HND
14 16 (0.98%) MCP
14 16 (0.98%) CISA
15 15 (0.92%) MCSA
16 14 (0.85%) PMP
17 13 (0.79%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (7.57%) QA
2 60 (3.66%) SLA
3 24 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.49%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.43%) COBIT
6 6 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.31%) BS7799
7 5 (0.31%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.24%) TickIT
9 3 (0.18%) ISO 9000
9 3 (0.18%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.18%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.061%) HL7
10 1 (0.061%) WCAG
10 1 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.061%) GxP
10 1 (0.061%) DO-178B
System Software
1 63 (3.84%) Active Directory
2 40 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (1.10%) vCloud
4 12 (0.73%) VMware ESX
5 9 (0.55%) vSphere
6 7 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (0.31%) Nmap
7 5 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
7 5 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.31%) Firmware
7 5 (0.31%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.31%) Docker
8 4 (0.24%) Varnish
8 4 (0.24%) Sendmail
8 4 (0.24%) Snort
9 3 (0.18%) Xen
9 3 (0.18%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.18%) XenServer
9 3 (0.18%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.12%) KVM
Systems Management
1 41 (2.50%) Puppet
2 26 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (1.53%) Nagios
4 21 (1.28%) ZABBIX
5 20 (1.22%) SCCM
6 13 (0.79%) SCOM
6 13 (0.79%) Zenoss
6 13 (0.79%) Kibana
6 13 (0.79%) Graylog2
7 11 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (0.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 7 (0.43%) Vagrant
10 6 (0.37%) SCOrch
10 6 (0.37%) Capistrano
11 5 (0.31%) Nessus
11 5 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 5 (0.31%) Data Guard
12 4 (0.24%) SolarWinds Orion
13 3 (0.18%) WSUS
13 3 (0.18%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 225 (13.73%) Oracle
2 182 (11.10%) Microsoft
3 48 (2.93%) Cisco
4 47 (2.87%) IBM
5 46 (2.81%) VMware
6 45 (2.75%) HP
7 36 (2.20%) Sybase
8 32 (1.95%) SAP
9 29 (1.77%) Perforce
9 29 (1.77%) Splunk
10 26 (1.59%) Red Hat
11 25 (1.53%) Google
12 21 (1.28%) Informatica
13 18 (1.10%) Adobe
14 17 (1.04%) Teradata
14 17 (1.04%) Business Objects
14 17 (1.04%) Cognos
14 17 (1.04%) Juniper
15 16 (0.98%) Zend
16 15 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
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Oxfordshire
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Optimus Search Ltd
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