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 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 147 145 141
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 752 700 654
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.48% 1.44% 1.47%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.96% 4.68% 4.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 455 402 399
Average daily rate
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£416 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.72% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £250 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £718 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 46 42
Average hourly rate £28.69 £34.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.61% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £45.61 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £21.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+36.61% -38.68%

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
15163 14956 13365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.90% 30.70% 29.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9582 9248 8000
Average daily rate £418 £404 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.40% +0.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £226 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 599 618 798
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.90 £11.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

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 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -10 669 £425 - 741
London +13 424 £470 +4.44% 343
City of London +18 118 £450 -14.28% 99
South East -18 118 £345 -8.00% 145
Scotland +9 49 £380 -1.93% 34
Berkshire +5 48 £330 +1.53% 33
North West +4 33 £375 +1.35% 48
South West -27 29 £388 +3.33% 47
Edinburgh +12 26 £385 +28.33% 13
West Midlands +10 24 £275 -8.33% 18
East of England +7 22 £400 -6.97% 101
Hampshire -12 21 £350 -24.73% 21
Surrey -5 19 £350 +18.64% 41
Manchester +1 18 £350 +13.82% 32
Cambridgeshire -11 13 £425 +20.56% 65
Devon - 13 £450 -
Exeter - 13 £450 -
Slough -2 10 £363 +17.88% 8
Peterborough - 10 £425 - 2
Brighton - 10 £290 - 1
East Sussex - 10 £290 - 1
Cheshire +9 9 £375 -26.47% 12
Newbury +6 9 £175 -
Warwickshire - 9 £550 - 2
Hertfordshire +4 8 £353 -21.66% 25
Buckinghamshire -7 8 £368 +46.26% 4
Oxfordshire -26 8 £288 -23.33% 22
East Midlands +13 7 £425 +431.25% 17
Milton Keynes -1 6 £368 +320.00%
Southampton -11 6 £345 -13.75% 2

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 1269 (79.26%) Degree
2 472 (29.48%) Java
3 445 (27.80%) Agile Software Development
4 435 (27.17%) SQL
5 357 (22.30%) Finance
6 340 (21.24%) JavaScript
7 328 (20.49%) HTML
8 306 (19.11%) C#
9 284 (17.74%) .NET
10 275 (17.18%) Analytical Skills
11 271 (16.93%) OO
12 258 (16.11%) Oracle
13 248 (15.49%) Software Engineering
14 232 (14.49%) Linux
15 231 (14.43%) CSS
16 228 (14.24%) Web Services
16 228 (14.24%) Mathematics
17 211 (13.18%) SQL Server
18 210 (13.12%) Microsoft
19 209 (13.05%) Windows
20 200 (12.49%) Banking
21 199 (12.43%) XML
22 195 (12.18%) C++
23 188 (11.74%) ITIL
24 180 (11.24%) UNIX
25 167 (10.43%) MS Excel
26 165 (10.31%) TDD
27 164 (10.24%) Project Management
28 160 (9.99%) Python
29 158 (9.87%) Relational Database

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 85 (5.31%) Apache
2 64 (4.00%) Tomcat
3 53 (3.31%) SharePoint
4 44 (2.75%) IIS
5 40 (2.50%) SAS
6 37 (2.31%) CMS
7 26 (1.62%) JBoss
7 26 (1.62%) WebSphere
7 26 (1.62%) Node.js
8 23 (1.44%) OpenStack
9 21 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
10 20 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
11 19 (1.19%) WebLogic
12 17 (1.06%) Apache Solr
12 17 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
12 17 (1.06%) Jetty
13 16 (1.00%) MS Exchange
14 12 (0.75%) ArcGIS
15 10 (0.62%) IBM Notes
15 10 (0.62%) Drupal
Applications
1 167 (10.43%) MS Excel
2 78 (4.87%) MS Office
3 45 (2.81%) MS Visio
3 45 (2.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (0.87%) MS Project
5 8 (0.50%) Photoshop
5 8 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 7 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.44%) ArcInfo
7 5 (0.31%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.19%) PowerPivot
8 3 (0.19%) Mathematica
9 2 (0.12%) SPSS
9 2 (0.12%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.062%) Final Cut Pro
10 1 (0.062%) Mingle
10 1 (0.062%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 29 (1.81%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (0.75%) Summit
3 7 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.44%) SAP CRM
4 6 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.25%) Tridion
6 4 (0.25%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.25%) Google Analytics
6 4 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.19%) Magento
7 3 (0.19%) Cordys
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.12%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.12%) ION MarketView
9 1 (0.062%) Demantra
9 1 (0.062%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.062%) JDE World
9 1 (0.062%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 26 (1.62%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (1.06%) SaaS
4 15 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (0.81%) PaaS
5 13 (0.81%) Heroku
5 13 (0.81%) GitHub
6 12 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (0.56%) Engine Yard
8 8 (0.50%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 4 (0.25%) ElastiCache
9 4 (0.25%) IaaS
9 4 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.12%) Google Apps
10 2 (0.12%) Office 365
11 1 (0.062%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 93 (5.81%) Internet
2 85 (5.31%) Firewall
3 74 (4.62%) TCP/IP
4 66 (4.12%) HTTP
5 37 (2.31%) DNS
6 30 (1.87%) WAN
7 29 (1.81%) SAN
8 27 (1.69%) LAN
9 26 (1.62%) 3G
10 21 (1.31%) Wireless
11 20 (1.25%) Broadband
11 20 (1.25%) Network Security
12 19 (1.19%) VPN
13 18 (1.12%) NAS
13 18 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
14 17 (1.06%) Intrusion Detection
14 17 (1.06%) DHCP
15 16 (1.00%) LTE
16 15 (0.94%) LDAP
16 15 (0.94%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (13.18%) SQL Server
2 158 (9.87%) Relational Database
3 93 (5.81%) MySQL
4 71 (4.43%) Oracle Database
5 66 (4.12%) Data Warehouse
6 64 (4.00%) Big Data
7 63 (3.94%) Hadoop
8 60 (3.75%) RDBMS
9 48 (3.00%) NoSQL
10 47 (2.94%) MongoDB
11 33 (2.06%) Oracle Database 11g
12 30 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
13 27 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 26 (1.62%) Apache Cassandra
15 24 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 23 (1.44%) QlikView
17 19 (1.19%) Data Mining
18 18 (1.12%) DB2
19 17 (1.06%) Oracle ODI
19 17 (1.06%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 109 (6.81%) Git (software)
2 104 (6.50%) Subversion
3 75 (4.68%) JIRA
3 75 (4.68%) Maven
4 71 (4.43%) Visual Studio
5 66 (4.12%) Jenkins
6 56 (3.50%) JUnit
7 51 (3.19%) Selenium
8 31 (1.94%) Ant
9 27 (1.69%) Toad
10 26 (1.62%) Xcode
10 26 (1.62%) Cucumber
11 22 (1.37%) TeamCity
12 19 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
13 18 (1.12%) jMock
14 15 (0.94%) Eclipse
14 15 (0.94%) ClearCase
15 14 (0.87%) NUnit
15 14 (0.87%) Mercurial
15 14 (0.87%) WebDriver
General
1 357 (22.30%) Finance
2 200 (12.49%) Banking
3 118 (7.37%) Telecoms
4 104 (6.50%) Investment Banking
5 102 (6.37%) Front Office
6 51 (3.19%) Marketing
7 30 (1.87%) Publishing
8 28 (1.75%) Games
8 28 (1.75%) Retail
9 23 (1.44%) Electronics
10 22 (1.37%) Billing
11 21 (1.31%) Financial Institution
12 18 (1.12%) Legal
13 17 (1.06%) Advertising
14 16 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
15 14 (0.87%) Manufacturing
15 14 (0.87%) Back Office
16 8 (0.50%) Law
17 7 (0.44%) Multimedia
17 7 (0.44%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 640 (39.98%) Developer
2 173 (10.81%) Analyst
3 160 (9.99%) Java Developer
4 127 (7.93%) Architect
5 71 (4.43%) C# Developer
6 68 (4.25%) Solutions Architect
7 66 (4.12%) Software Engineer
8 63 (3.94%) Senior Developer
9 59 (3.69%) .NET Developer
10 57 (3.56%) Consultant
11 49 (3.06%) Business Analyst
12 41 (2.56%) Project Manager
13 40 (2.50%) Software Developer
13 40 (2.50%) Junior
14 36 (2.25%) Web Developer
15 34 (2.12%) iOS Developer
16 31 (1.94%) C++ Developer
16 31 (1.94%) Programmer
17 28 (1.75%) Front-End Developer
18 27 (1.69%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 328 (20.49%) HTML
2 284 (17.74%) .NET
3 231 (14.43%) CSS
4 228 (14.24%) Web Services
5 199 (12.43%) XML
6 148 (9.24%) HTML5
7 122 (7.62%) jQuery
8 110 (6.87%) Spring
9 104 (6.50%) ASP.NET
10 97 (6.06%) JSON
11 93 (5.81%) REST
12 92 (5.75%) Hibernate
13 85 (5.31%) Ajax
14 80 (5.00%) CSS3
15 79 (4.93%) J2EE
16 73 (4.56%) .NET Framework
17 69 (4.31%) WCF
18 63 (3.94%) AngularJS
19 61 (3.81%) WPF
19 61 (3.81%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 275 (17.18%) Analytical Skills
2 228 (14.24%) Mathematics
3 120 (7.50%) Management Information System
4 79 (4.93%) Physics
5 71 (4.43%) Open Source
5 71 (4.43%) User Experience
6 66 (4.12%) Algorithms
7 61 (3.81%) Enterprise Software
7 61 (3.81%) Data Structures
8 56 (3.50%) Mobile App
9 48 (3.00%) Derivative
10 46 (2.87%) Statistics
11 35 (2.19%) Economics
12 31 (1.94%) Clustering
13 30 (1.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 30 (1.87%) Credit Risk
14 27 (1.69%) Fixed Income
15 25 (1.56%) Data Integration
16 24 (1.50%) Visualisation
17 21 (1.31%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 232 (14.49%) Linux
2 209 (13.05%) Windows
3 180 (11.24%) UNIX
4 85 (5.31%) Apple iOS
5 64 (4.00%) Android
6 32 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (1.56%) CentOS
8 23 (1.44%) Solaris
9 20 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 20 (1.25%) Windows 7
10 19 (1.19%) Ubuntu
11 17 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (0.81%) Windows XP
13 8 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (0.50%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.37%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.31%) CoreOS
15 5 (0.31%) AIX
16 4 (0.25%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.25%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 445 (27.80%) Agile Software Development
2 271 (16.93%) OO
3 248 (15.49%) Software Engineering
4 188 (11.74%) ITIL
5 165 (10.31%) TDD
6 164 (10.24%) Project Management
7 155 (9.68%) Scrum
8 152 (9.49%) MVC
9 133 (8.31%) Data Modelling
10 128 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
11 100 (6.25%) Analytics
12 88 (5.50%) Multithreading
13 85 (5.31%) Service Delivery
14 82 (5.12%) SOA
15 80 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
16 74 (4.62%) Service Management
17 69 (4.31%) Unit Testing
18 67 (4.18%) ETL
19 65 (4.06%) Validation
20 64 (4.00%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 472 (29.48%) Java
2 435 (27.17%) SQL
3 340 (21.24%) JavaScript
4 306 (19.11%) C#
5 195 (12.18%) C++
6 160 (9.99%) Python
7 100 (6.25%) Perl
8 96 (6.00%) PHP
9 86 (5.37%) C
10 81 (5.06%) PL/SQL
11 71 (4.43%) Ruby
12 67 (4.18%) Shell Script
13 41 (2.56%) Scala
13 41 (2.56%) Bash Shell
14 38 (2.37%) PowerShell
15 36 (2.25%) T-SQL
16 30 (1.87%) VB.NET
17 26 (1.62%) VB
17 26 (1.62%) Objective-C
18 25 (1.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1269 (79.26%) Degree
2 119 (7.43%) Security Cleared
3 88 (5.50%) SC Cleared
4 52 (3.25%) CISSP
5 45 (2.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 42 (2.62%) ISEB
7 25 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
8 22 (1.37%) ISTQB
9 20 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
10 19 (1.19%) MCSE
10 19 (1.19%) PhD
11 18 (1.12%) Sun Certification
12 17 (1.06%) CISM
12 17 (1.06%) PMI Certification
13 15 (0.94%) MCSA
14 13 (0.81%) DV Cleared
15 12 (0.75%) Oracle Certification
15 12 (0.75%) HND
15 12 (0.75%) CISA
15 12 (0.75%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (6.37%) QA
2 42 (2.62%) SLA
3 23 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.81%) COBIT
5 12 (0.75%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.50%) ISO 14001
6 8 (0.50%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.31%) JSP 440
7 5 (0.31%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.25%) BS7799
9 3 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
9 3 (0.19%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.12%) GxP
10 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 1 (0.062%) HL7
11 1 (0.062%) TickIT
11 1 (0.062%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
System Software
1 66 (4.12%) Active Directory
2 35 (2.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (0.94%) vSphere
4 13 (0.81%) vCloud
5 10 (0.62%) VMware ESX
6 7 (0.44%) Docker
7 6 (0.37%) Nmap
7 6 (0.37%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.25%) ISA Server
8 4 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.25%) Snort
8 4 (0.25%) Varnish
9 3 (0.19%) XenApp
9 3 (0.19%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.19%) Xen
9 3 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (0.19%) Firmware
10 2 (0.12%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 47 (2.94%) Puppet
2 24 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (1.37%) Nagios
4 13 (0.81%) ZABBIX
4 13 (0.81%) Vagrant
5 12 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
6 11 (0.69%) SCCM
7 9 (0.56%) Cobbler
7 9 (0.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 8 (0.50%) SCOM
9 7 (0.44%) Graphite
9 7 (0.44%) collectd
9 7 (0.44%) Tivoli
10 6 (0.37%) Nessus
10 6 (0.37%) Kibana
10 6 (0.37%) Graylog2
10 6 (0.37%) Zenoss
11 5 (0.31%) SCOrch
11 5 (0.31%) Netcool
11 5 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 258 (16.11%) Oracle
2 210 (13.12%) Microsoft
3 51 (3.19%) VMware
4 46 (2.87%) Cisco
5 44 (2.75%) SAP
6 36 (2.25%) IBM
7 34 (2.12%) HP
8 27 (1.69%) Red Hat
9 25 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
10 22 (1.37%) Sybase
10 22 (1.37%) Informatica
10 22 (1.37%) Splunk
11 21 (1.31%) Google
11 21 (1.31%) Citrix
12 20 (1.25%) Tableau
13 19 (1.19%) Teradata
14 18 (1.12%) Business Objects
15 16 (1.00%) Juniper
15 16 (1.00%) Adobe
16 15 (0.94%) Perforce
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent daily rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Rate: From £120 to £120 per day Fixed rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Blue Glue
Rate: From £400 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Scotland
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £600 - £750 per day + negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh & Lothians
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Alness, Ross-Shire
Miracle Partners Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Please quote desired rates when applying
Posted: 4 days ago
Alness, Ross-Shire
Miracle Partners Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Please quote desired rates when applying
Posted: 4 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £347.48 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Candour Solutions
Rate: Above Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £475 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago