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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 152 138 152
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +14
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 786 793 663
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.44% 1.54% 1.35%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.75% 4.96% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 483 457 410
Average daily rate
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£410 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 41 36
Average hourly rate £28.69 £33.50 £35.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.35% -5.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.25 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £72.90 £42.50 £49.11
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £36.88
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -43.05%

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
16541 15973 14584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.34% 31.00% 29.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 10684 9885 8595
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 633 684 820
Average hourly rate £17.25 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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 22 December 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 -17 707 £416 +3.87% 541
London +8 443 £470 +8.67% 228
South East -39 125 £330 -12.00% 126
City of London -7 123 £425 -5.55% 96
Berkshire -25 53 £330 -14.83% 24
Scotland +22 50 £388 +3.33% 31
North West +13 41 £350 +21.73% 24
South West -28 32 £413 +10.00% 41
Edinburgh +10 30 £403 +34.16% 10
Manchester +7 28 £350 +21.73% 15
East of England -17 26 £400 +3.22% 57
West Midlands +4 25 £300 - 26
Hampshire 0 20 £375 -22.27% 19
Surrey -14 16 £325 +30.00% 19
Cambridgeshire -10 15 £425 +41.66% 41
Slough +1 13 £375 +29.31% 2
Oxfordshire -25 12 £310 -17.33% 36
Reading -36 12 £313 -26.47% 7
Warwickshire - 12 £550 - 3
Buckinghamshire -2 11 £410 +320.51% 3
Wales -17 11 £375 -16.66% 7
South Wales -7 10 £375 -16.66% 3
Wiltshire -8 10 £400 +53.55% 8
Devon - 10 £525 - 2
Peterborough - 10 £425 -
Milton Keynes -6 9 £410 +343.24% 2
Aberdeen +13 8 £350 - 3
Exeter - 8 £525 - 1
Newport -2 7 £400 -11.11%
Cheshire +8 6 £375 - 8

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 1294 (78.95%) Degree
2 474 (28.92%) Java
3 466 (28.43%) Agile Software Development
4 435 (26.54%) SQL
5 371 (22.64%) JavaScript
6 364 (22.21%) Finance
7 349 (21.29%) HTML
8 282 (17.21%) C#
9 281 (17.14%) OO
10 277 (16.90%) Analytical Skills
11 268 (16.35%) .NET
12 267 (16.29%) Oracle
13 248 (15.13%) CSS
14 246 (15.01%) Software Engineering
15 243 (14.83%) Linux
16 232 (14.15%) Mathematics
17 225 (13.73%) Web Services
18 220 (13.42%) C++
19 214 (13.06%) SQL Server
20 212 (12.93%) Windows
21 205 (12.51%) Microsoft
22 199 (12.14%) XML
23 195 (11.90%) Banking
24 182 (11.10%) UNIX
25 175 (10.68%) Project Management
26 172 (10.49%) ITIL
27 169 (10.31%) TDD
28 168 (10.25%) Scrum
29 165 (10.07%) Python
30 164 (10.01%) HTML5

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 92 (5.61%) Apache
2 61 (3.72%) Tomcat
3 48 (2.93%) SharePoint
4 44 (2.68%) CMS
5 42 (2.56%) IIS
6 40 (2.44%) SAS
7 32 (1.95%) Node.js
8 26 (1.59%) OpenStack
8 26 (1.59%) WebSphere
9 22 (1.34%) JBoss
10 21 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
11 19 (1.16%) Jetty
12 18 (1.10%) WebLogic
12 18 (1.10%) Apache Solr
13 17 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
14 16 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
15 14 (0.85%) MS Exchange
16 13 (0.79%) IBM Notes
16 13 (0.79%) Confluence
17 12 (0.73%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 158 (9.64%) MS Excel
2 79 (4.82%) MS Office
3 43 (2.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 37 (2.26%) MS Visio
5 17 (1.04%) Photoshop
6 16 (0.98%) MS Project
7 8 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.43%) ArcInfo
9 6 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 5 (0.31%) InfoPath
11 4 (0.24%) PowerPivot
12 3 (0.18%) Mathematica
12 3 (0.18%) AutoCAD
13 2 (0.12%) SPSS
13 2 (0.12%) Final Cut Pro
14 1 (0.061%) Mingle
14 1 (0.061%) OmniGraffle
14 1 (0.061%) Adobe Illustrator
14 1 (0.061%) Simulink
14 1 (0.061%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 23 (1.40%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (0.98%) Summit
3 7 (0.43%) Tridion
3 7 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (0.37%) SAP CRM
4 6 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.31%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.24%) Magento
7 3 (0.18%) Cordys
7 3 (0.18%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.12%) RMDS
8 2 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
8 2 (0.12%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.12%) ION MarketView
9 1 (0.061%) Demantra
9 1 (0.061%) JDE World
9 1 (0.061%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 29 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (1.10%) SaaS
4 13 (0.79%) PaaS
4 13 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (0.73%) GitHub
5 12 (0.73%) Heroku
6 9 (0.55%) Engine Yard
7 4 (0.24%) IaaS
7 4 (0.24%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.12%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.12%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.061%) Office 365
9 1 (0.061%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 96 (5.86%) Internet
2 89 (5.43%) Firewall
3 64 (3.90%) TCP/IP
4 57 (3.48%) HTTP
5 43 (2.62%) DNS
6 32 (1.95%) SAN
6 32 (1.95%) 3G
7 31 (1.89%) WAN
8 28 (1.71%) LAN
9 26 (1.59%) Broadband
10 25 (1.53%) Wireless
11 22 (1.34%) Network Security
12 21 (1.28%) LDAP
12 21 (1.28%) NAS
13 20 (1.22%) DHCP
14 19 (1.16%) VPN
14 19 (1.16%) Intrusion Detection
14 19 (1.16%) LTE
15 18 (1.10%) Cisco ASA
16 14 (0.85%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (13.06%) SQL Server
2 147 (8.97%) Relational Database
3 110 (6.71%) MySQL
4 74 (4.51%) Big Data
5 72 (4.39%) Oracle Database
6 64 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
7 63 (3.84%) Hadoop
7 63 (3.84%) NoSQL
8 50 (3.05%) MongoDB
8 50 (3.05%) RDBMS
9 32 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
10 30 (1.83%) Oracle Database 11g
11 29 (1.77%) Apache Cassandra
12 25 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 25 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 23 (1.40%) QlikView
14 20 (1.22%) Data Mining
15 19 (1.16%) DB2
16 17 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
17 16 (0.98%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 119 (7.26%) Git (software)
2 108 (6.59%) Subversion
3 87 (5.31%) JIRA
4 73 (4.45%) Maven
5 66 (4.03%) Visual Studio
5 66 (4.03%) Jenkins
6 54 (3.29%) JUnit
7 53 (3.23%) Selenium
8 28 (1.71%) Ant
9 26 (1.59%) TeamCity
10 25 (1.53%) Toad
11 24 (1.46%) Cucumber
12 22 (1.34%) Xcode
13 21 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
14 17 (1.04%) Mercurial
14 17 (1.04%) Eclipse
15 15 (0.92%) ClearCase
15 15 (0.92%) NUnit
15 15 (0.92%) jMock
16 13 (0.79%) ClearQuest
General
1 364 (22.21%) Finance
2 195 (11.90%) Banking
3 121 (7.38%) Telecoms
4 107 (6.53%) Front Office
5 104 (6.35%) Investment Banking
6 57 (3.48%) Marketing
7 33 (2.01%) Retail
8 31 (1.89%) Publishing
9 30 (1.83%) Games
9 30 (1.83%) Electronics
10 29 (1.77%) Billing
11 21 (1.28%) Financial Institution
11 21 (1.28%) Manufacturing
12 20 (1.22%) Advertising
13 17 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
13 17 (1.04%) Legal
14 14 (0.85%) Back Office
15 8 (0.49%) Automotive
15 8 (0.49%) Law
16 7 (0.43%) French Language
Job Titles
1 664 (40.51%) Developer
2 168 (10.25%) Analyst
3 149 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 136 (8.30%) Architect
5 76 (4.64%) Consultant
6 73 (4.45%) Software Engineer
7 66 (4.03%) Solutions Architect
8 61 (3.72%) C# Developer
9 60 (3.66%) Senior Developer
10 52 (3.17%) .NET Developer
11 51 (3.11%) Web Developer
12 43 (2.62%) Business Analyst
13 42 (2.56%) Project Manager
13 42 (2.56%) Junior
14 40 (2.44%) Software Developer
14 40 (2.44%) Front-End Developer
15 33 (2.01%) C++ Developer
16 31 (1.89%) Quantitative Developer
16 31 (1.89%) PHP Developer
16 31 (1.89%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 349 (21.29%) HTML
2 268 (16.35%) .NET
3 248 (15.13%) CSS
4 225 (13.73%) Web Services
5 199 (12.14%) XML
6 164 (10.01%) HTML5
7 132 (8.05%) jQuery
8 111 (6.77%) Spring
9 101 (6.16%) JSON
10 98 (5.98%) REST
11 97 (5.92%) Hibernate
12 91 (5.55%) ASP.NET
13 87 (5.31%) Ajax
13 87 (5.31%) CSS3
14 77 (4.70%) J2EE
15 70 (4.27%) AngularJS
16 66 (4.03%) WCF
17 63 (3.84%) .NET Framework
18 58 (3.54%) RESTful
19 57 (3.48%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 277 (16.90%) Analytical Skills
2 232 (14.15%) Mathematics
3 122 (7.44%) Management Information System
4 86 (5.25%) User Experience
4 86 (5.25%) Open Source
5 85 (5.19%) Physics
6 70 (4.27%) Algorithms
7 59 (3.60%) Data Structures
7 59 (3.60%) Enterprise Software
8 56 (3.42%) Mobile App
9 46 (2.81%) Statistics
10 39 (2.38%) Derivative
11 36 (2.20%) Economics
11 36 (2.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 34 (2.07%) Credit Risk
13 29 (1.77%) iPad
13 29 (1.77%) Fixed Income
14 28 (1.71%) Visualisation
15 27 (1.65%) Clustering
16 22 (1.34%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 243 (14.83%) Linux
2 212 (12.93%) Windows
3 182 (11.10%) UNIX
4 88 (5.37%) Apple iOS
5 68 (4.15%) Android
6 29 (1.77%) CentOS
7 25 (1.53%) Ubuntu
8 23 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (1.34%) Windows 7
10 18 (1.10%) Solaris
11 14 (0.85%) Windows XP
11 14 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (0.61%) Mac OS
12 10 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (0.37%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.37%) Debian
15 5 (0.31%) AIX
15 5 (0.31%) CoreOS
16 4 (0.24%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 466 (28.43%) Agile Software Development
2 281 (17.14%) OO
3 246 (15.01%) Software Engineering
4 175 (10.68%) Project Management
5 172 (10.49%) ITIL
6 169 (10.31%) TDD
7 168 (10.25%) Scrum
8 145 (8.85%) MVC
9 124 (7.57%) Continuous Integration
10 113 (6.89%) Data Modelling
10 113 (6.89%) Analytics
11 91 (5.55%) Multithreading
12 79 (4.82%) Business Intelligence
13 74 (4.51%) SOA
14 70 (4.27%) ETL
14 70 (4.27%) Service Delivery
15 69 (4.21%) Unit Testing
16 68 (4.15%) Information Security
16 68 (4.15%) OOP
16 68 (4.15%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 474 (28.92%) Java
2 435 (26.54%) SQL
3 371 (22.64%) JavaScript
4 282 (17.21%) C#
5 220 (13.42%) C++
6 165 (10.07%) Python
7 109 (6.65%) PHP
8 102 (6.22%) Perl
9 94 (5.74%) C
10 82 (5.00%) PL/SQL
10 82 (5.00%) Ruby
11 64 (3.90%) Shell Script
12 44 (2.68%) PowerShell
13 43 (2.62%) Bash Shell
14 38 (2.32%) T-SQL
15 35 (2.14%) VB.NET
15 35 (2.14%) Scala
16 27 (1.65%) VB
17 26 (1.59%) VBScript
18 24 (1.46%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1294 (78.95%) Degree
2 114 (6.96%) Security Cleared
3 84 (5.13%) SC Cleared
4 56 (3.42%) CISSP
5 45 (2.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 43 (2.62%) ISEB
7 32 (1.95%) PhD
8 27 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
9 24 (1.46%) ISTQB
10 19 (1.16%) CISM
10 19 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
11 18 (1.10%) MCSE
11 18 (1.10%) Sun Certification
12 15 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 14 (0.85%) PMI Certification
13 14 (0.85%) CISA
14 13 (0.79%) MCTS
14 13 (0.79%) DV Cleared
14 13 (0.79%) MCSA
14 13 (0.79%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (7.14%) QA
2 47 (2.87%) SLA
3 24 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.85%) ISO 9001
5 13 (0.79%) COBIT
6 9 (0.55%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.43%) ISO 14001
9 4 (0.24%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.24%) TickIT
9 4 (0.24%) BS7799
9 4 (0.24%) JSP 440
10 3 (0.18%) ISO 9000
10 3 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 2 (0.12%) GxP
12 1 (0.061%) HL7
12 1 (0.061%) WCAG
System Software
1 68 (4.15%) Active Directory
2 39 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (0.98%) vCloud
4 13 (0.79%) vSphere
5 12 (0.73%) VMware ESX
6 7 (0.43%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.43%) Docker
7 6 (0.37%) Nmap
8 5 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.24%) Xen
9 4 (0.24%) Snort
9 4 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.24%) Firmware
9 4 (0.24%) Varnish
10 3 (0.18%) XenApp
10 3 (0.18%) XenServer
10 3 (0.18%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
11 2 (0.12%) NFS
11 2 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 55 (3.36%) Puppet
2 28 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
2 28 (1.71%) Nagios
3 17 (1.04%) ZABBIX
4 14 (0.85%) SCCM
5 13 (0.79%) Vagrant
6 11 (0.67%) Graphite
7 10 (0.61%) Kibana
7 10 (0.61%) Graylog2
7 10 (0.61%) Zenoss
7 10 (0.61%) SCOM
7 10 (0.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 9 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
8 9 (0.55%) Cobbler
9 7 (0.43%) Tivoli
9 7 (0.43%) collectd
10 6 (0.37%) Nessus
11 5 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 5 (0.31%) SCOrch
12 4 (0.24%) Netcool
Vendors
1 267 (16.29%) Oracle
2 205 (12.51%) Microsoft
3 55 (3.36%) VMware
4 49 (2.99%) SAP
5 47 (2.87%) Cisco
5 47 (2.87%) IBM
6 35 (2.14%) HP
7 29 (1.77%) Splunk
8 27 (1.65%) Red Hat
9 24 (1.46%) Sybase
9 24 (1.46%) Google
10 23 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
11 22 (1.34%) Informatica
12 21 (1.28%) Teradata
13 20 (1.22%) Perforce
14 19 (1.16%) Citrix
15 18 (1.10%) Business Objects
15 18 (1.10%) Tableau
16 17 (1.04%) Juniper
17 16 (0.98%) Adobe
City, London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates or salaries
Posted: 4 hours ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £38 - £42 per hour
Posted: 9 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Gold Group
Rate: £280 - £300 per day + Market rates depending
Posted: 9 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Gold Group
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £550 - £585 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: MARKET RATES
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £500 - £585 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Engage PSG
Rate: £270 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Blue Glue
Rate: From £400 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £360.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: From £0 to £0 per day £competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Hudson - London
Rate: £285 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Sanderson
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Rate: £280 per day
Posted: 6 days ago